John Day Seniors

Much appreciation has been expressed for the new dishwasher that was recently installed at the John Day Senior Center with financial help from the Meyer Memorial Trust, a private foundation.

Stew and biscuits were served on Feb. 6 by St. Thomas Episcopal Church members. Vern Asher led the flag salute and Pastor Duane Cheadle asked the blessing. The entree was furnished by Lyle Baldwin.

Wednesday bingo players Don Caldwell and Cathy Gillihan each won $50 consolation for the blackouts. Callers were Cindy Conner and Carolyn Caldwell.

On Feb. 10, pork chops were served by folks from Valley View Retirement and Assisted Living Community. Grant Western Lumber Co. furnished the entree. Carla Anderson led the flag salute and Pastor Andy Anderson asked the blessing.

Fred Stoltz was wished a happy birthday. We were glad to have Pearl Coombs back. And welcome back also to Pat Sweek.

In the drawings, the Len's Drug certificate went to Ruby Oliver; and Verda Priest, John Day Pharmacy.

Swiss steak will be served on Thursday, Feb. 13, and the hall has been beautifully decorated with hearts and flowers by Helen Bogart. Come early to hear a valentine song or two by Duane Cheadle accompanied by Diane Sweek.

Oregon will celebrate 144 years on Feb. 14.

My grandfather, Bill McKern, was born in the Oregon Territory in 1858. My maternal grandfather, Frank Stormer, vowed his footprints would never be on any soil other than Oregon's and he kept that promise.

The John Day Senior Center will be closed Monday, Feb. 17, in honor of President's Day.

Three things make us content: the seeing eye, the hearing ear and the responsive heart.

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