Stations of the Cross

JOHN DAY - St. Elizabeth Catholic Church will hold Stations of the Cross devotions on Friday nights during Lent at 7 p.m.

Book fair

MONUMENT - Monument School is holding a Scholastic Book Fair this week, March 3-6 at the Senior Center. Hours will be: Monday, 3:15-5 p.m., Tuesday, 5:30-7 p.m., Wednesday, 3:15-5:30 p.m. and Thursday, 5:30-7:30 p.m. More info: 934-2646.

Baseball registration

JOHN DAY - Babe Ruth Baseball registration will take place 5-7 p.m., Wednesday, March 5 at the Dairy Queen in John Day. There will also be a schedule available for players and parents to sign up for various fund-raisers, which help pay for equipment and uniforms. Players must be 13-15 years old, born between May 1, 1992 and May 1, 1995, to be eligible for league competition. Please bring a birth certificate copy and a $50 registration fee. More info: 575-0654.

Bingo games

MT. VERNON - The Mt. Vernon Grange will hold bingo games Wednesday, March 5, at the Mt. Vernon Grange Hall. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the games start at 7 p.m. One card will be $5.50 for 9 games + one blackout game, with the 50 cents going into the blackout pot. The blackout game will be worth $100. Coffee and popcorn will be available and game players are welcome to bring favorite finger foods.

Lenten Lunch Series

JOHN DAY - The Ecumenical Ministerial Association continues its Lenten Lunch Series, 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m., every Wednesday through Lent. Included in each session will be a brief devotional, as well as a lunch of soup and bread. Upcoming sessions are March 5 at Church of the Nazarene, 575-1895 and March 12 at First Christian Church, 575-1202.

Sports meeting

SENECA - The Seneca Youth Sports Foundation is having a meeting 6 p.m., Thursday, March 6, in the Seneca School library. More info: 542-2201 or 575-2488.

Mark Twain play

JOHN DAY - The Grant Union drama class will present "Twain's Tales" by David Taylor London, 7 p.m., Thursday and Friday, March 6 and 7, on stage in the old gym. The performance will feature scenes from Mark Twain's stories and books; facts about Mark Twain are presented and humorous sketches are acted out.

Spiritual meeting

JOHN DAY - All ladies are invited to grow, reflect, encourage and laugh together in faith at a spiritual meeting, 9:30 a.m., Saturday, March 8 at the Outpost Restaurant. Free coffee and tea, and a no-host breakfast will be available for the relaxed time of worship and prayer. Diane McLane will be sharing thoughts on "Joy, one of the Fruits of the Spirit" and Kathy Rogers will lead music and worship. Bring your Bible and a friend. More info: Dorothy Piazza, 575-2465 or Sherry Nance, 575-3687.

Gun and Knife Show

JOHN DAY - The Strawberry Mountain Gun and Knife Show is coming up, March 8 and 9 at the Grant County Fairgrounds Pavilion. Hours on Saturday will be 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Sunday, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Admission is $3 which is good for both days; $1 off with gun for trade. Children 12 and under get in for free. More info: 575-1900. Held in conjunction with the "Almost Spring Bazaar."

Spring Bazaar

JOHN DAY - It's time for the "Almost Spring Bazaar," March 8 and 9 at Keerins Hall at the Grant County Fairgrounds. Hours on Saturday will be 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Sunday 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Lots of crafts, collectibles, jewelry, art, home decor and numerous other treasures will be on hand. More info: 575-1900. Held in conjunction with the Strawberry Mountain Gun and Knife Show.

Snowballers ride

HUDDLESTON - Grant County Snowballers will be having a ride to Elk Flat, Sunday, March 9. Departure time from Huddleston is 9 a.m. Come out to enjoy a spring ride and some good food, while meeting up with the Unity club. More info: 575-5760 or 575-3640.

Essay winners dinner

JOHN DAY - The American Legion Auxiliary will honor winners of the Americanism essay contest with a potluck dinner in the Legion Hall, Monday, March 10. Meat will be furnished at the dinner which begins at 6:30 p.m. Also invited to be honored is last year's national winner, Trevor Brown, who received a $500 national award for his essay in the grade 7-8 division.

Prenatal classes

JOHN DAY - A new series of prenatal classes is starting up at Blue Mountain Hospital. The five-week series begins Monday, March 10, 6-9 p.m., in the downstairs classroom. Wear comfortable clothes and snacks will be provided. The cost is $30 and scholarships are available. To preregister, or if interested only in a tour of the labor and delivery department, call Debbie Stegman at 575-1311, ext. 2214, or laborcoach@hotmailcom.

Child care classes

CANYON CITY - The next class from Child Care Resource and Referral will be "Effective Record Keeping Systems and Cash Flow, Knowing Where you Stand." The class will be 6-8 p.m., Monday, March 10. Classes are held in the Guernsey Building, 120 Washington St., Canyon City. More info: 575-0251 or 1-800-956-0324.

Young Life banquet

JOHN DAY - Grant County Young Life will hold their annual, fund-raising banquet 6 p.m., Thursday, March 13 at the John Day Senior Center. Guest speaker will be renowned singer/songwriter, Jonah Werner. Werner, a native of Colorado and known for his interactive concert style, is a huge supporter of Young Life.

Young Life, a non-denominational organization, offers a safe and fun environment for high school students. More info: Ken Purnell, 575-2414, or Suzy Burton, 575-0762.


PRAIRIE CITY - Prairie City School will be holding a Walk-a-Thon, Friday, March 14. Students will be walking laps in the school's old gym to earn money for their PC to DC trip in June. Donations may be made for a set amount or per lap. More info: 820-3314.

DAR meeting

BAKER CITY - The Lone Pine Tree Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will meet at the Sunridge Inn in Baker City at 12:00 p.m., Friday, March 14. Anyone intersted is welcome to attend. More info: 523-5646 or 963-3388.

Community Garden

JOHN DAY - It's planting time again! Join others, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday, March 15, at "The Garden of Eat'n," Families First, 401 S. Canyon Blvd. in John Day. Spaces are available, and tools and seeds will be supplied. More info: call Randi at 575-1006.

Geneaolgy Society

JOHN DAY - The Grant County Genealogy Society will meet for their noon luncheon, Tuesday, March 18, at the Outpost Restaurant. Tim Cooley will speak on the Manwaring and Cooley families of Prairie City.

Donkey basketball

UNITY - "Another One Bites the Dust" is the theme this year for the Burnt River FBLA and FFA Donkey Basketball game at Burnt River School in Unity, Thursday, March 20. Sloppy Joe dinner, at $5 per plate starts at 4 p.m. and the game begins at 7. There will be door prizes and raffles and much more fun! For more info: call Burnt River School at 541-446-3336.

Clay pigeon shoot

KIMBERLY - The third annual Shotgun Series Clay Pigeon Shoot to benefit the Spray Rodeo continues for one more Saturday, April 5. Practices are at 11 a.m., at $3.50 for 10 shots. The shotgun shoot begins at noon, and the cost is $15 for 25 shots. The winner at the end of the series takes home a Remington 870. There also will be a women's shoot for a $100 Cabela's gift certificate and an 18-and-under shoot for a pair of binoculars. The shoot is held at Kimberly Rock Products, at Milemarker 9 on Highway 402 between Monument and Kimberly. Info: Brad or Julie Smith, 934-2143.

OngoingPC to DC drive

PRAIRIE CITY - Residents can donate bottles and cans to help the students from Prairie City School pay for their trip to Washington, D.C. and Williamsburg, Va., next June. For more information contact the school, 820-3314.

Fossil Beds

The John Day Fossil Beds National Monument often provides ranger-conducted hikes, tours of sections of the monument and even stargazing at the monument's Thomas Condon Visitor Center, 32651 Highway 19 in Kimberly. Visitation data online at Click on the link "management doc" then click on " In Depth Visitation Statistics," Socioeconomic Atlas for John Day" and/or "The Visitor Study 2004." The center is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Info: 987-2333.


PRAIRIE CITY - Prairie City Recycling Center is open from 9 a.m. to noon every Saturday, unless otherwise advertised. To volunteer, call Ruth McPherren at 820-4326.

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