This is a fantastic time of the year to drive through northern Grant County. Scenic Fox Valley and the picture-postcard views of Long Creek from the mountain are great.

Breakfast at the Meadowbrook Store Cafe is a feast with toast made from homemade bread. Owners Ernie and Connie are sure you will leave as friends.

Many pine seedlings have been planted on Camas Creek. It will take years for that area to recover from the fires of 2001. On to historical Dale Store where Butch and Charlene seemed to have ordered a special surprise - a large hatch of butterflies. The cookies warm from the oven, were a delicious treat. Then on to Ukiah. Northern Grant County, with its fine hospitality, is a treasure.

The April 10 Salisbury steak was served by Mt. Vernon Grange members. The Blue Mountain Eagle furnished the entree, and Diane Reimers represented the staff. Gene Brady led the flag salute, and Pastor Duane Cheadle asked the blessing.

Dena Griffin received the certificate from Chester's Thriftway; Dalton Stewart, free meal.

Irene Gagnon brought her grandson, Levi. Other visitors arrived from Golden Heritage and on the Monument bus.

Birthday wishes were extended to Linda Stoltz, Harley McGetrick, Rita West and Charlotte Howard.

Seating is limited, but a bus will be going to La Grande for the May 10 OTEC meeting. Call Helen Bogart at 575-1636 to make reservations.

A few spaces are left for the trip to Winnemucca on May 9-11.

An Easter dinner will be served at the John Day Senior Center on Thursday, April 17. Those attending are invited to wear their Easter bonnets. Duane Cheadle and Diane Sweek will provide musical entertainment.

On Monday, April 21, chicken and noodles will be served; stew on Thursday, April 24.

Last Wednesday bingo winners were Linda Stoltz and Rod Treyman, who split the $30 consolation for the $250 blackout; Fred Stoltz won a $50 consolation for the $570 blackout. Toni Drain and Carolyn Caldwell were callers.

Never miss an opportunity to make someone happy.

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