Chief Justice comes to countyCANYON CITY - The Circuit Court will have an open house to welcome Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Paul De Muniz from 10 a.m. to noon Jan. 26 in the Circuit Courtroom.

Valentine dinnerJOHN DAY - Support Grant Union High School seniors and buy a chance to win a romantic dinner. Raffle tickets are on sale for a Valentine dinner for two on Feb. 14 at the Snaffle Bit. The cost is $5 per chance. Tickets may be purchased by any GUHS senior parent. The drawing is Feb. 12. Info: Carol Waggoner at 575-0379.

Leadership workshopJOHN DAY - Rising Stars Toastmasters Club is having a free leadership workshop Feb. 2 at the Outpost Restaurant. No-host dinner at 5 p.m. and workshop begins at 6 p.m. Interviewing skills will be the topic. Preregister to Athena at 575-5541 or

Annual pancake feedMT. VERNON - All you can eat pancake feed from 5 to 7 p.m. Jan. 28 at the Mt. Vernon Grange Hall. Regular pancakes and Wilma Bauer's sourdough hotcakes, ham, coffee and punch will be served. Cakewalk and entertaining old-time music. Adults: $3.50, under 12: $3, under 6: free. Info: 575-3588 or 932-4540.

Diabetic classesJOHN DAY - Blue Mountain Hospital is sponsoring free classes on diabetic issues from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Jan. 30, Feb. 6, Feb. 13 and Feb. 20 in the downstairs classroom. Info: 575-4157.

Inspirational SpeakerJOHN DAY - Inspirational speaker Sam Glen from Chicago will give an hour-long speech beginning at 9:45 a.m. Jan. 31 at Grant Union High School. All high schools and community members are invited to attend. Info: 575-1799.

Groundhog supperPRAIRIE CITY - American Legion Auxiliary will be serving their annual Groundhog supper from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 2 at the Legion Hall. The public is invited and door prizes will be awarded. Info: 820-4384 or 820-3597.

Hee Haw Hoe Down JOHN DAY - Juniper singers present Hee Haw Hoe Down at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 25 and 26 at the Trowbridge Pavilion at the fairgrounds. Tickets on sale Feb. 1 at Prime Time Video. Info: Tom Winters at 542-2006.

Autism workshopCANYON CITY - Kari Baybado, regional autism specialist, will present a workshop on autism from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Feb. 3 at Humbolt School. Parents, educators and the public are invited. Info: 575-0454.

Healthy SmilesJOHN DAY - Healthy Smiles for Grant County Dental Coalition meeting at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 26. The meeting will address final preparations for the dental van coming Feb. 15, 16 and 17. Info: 575-0429.

Spaghetti feedJOHN DAY - The ladies of St. Elizabeth Parish Hall are having a spaghetti feed from 5 to 7 p.m. Feb. 3 at the church. Spaghetti, garlic bread, salad, dessert and a beverage are the menu. Adults $5, Child (6-12) $3.50, Seniors $4, and Family $15. Proceeds go to the needy in the community. Info: Sharon Smith at 575-1350.

Valentine LunchJOHN DAY - Mad Hatters lunch at the senior center noon Jan. 26. Come with hats decorated for Valentine's Day. Info: Norma Rynearson, 820-3597.

Artist of the monthJOHN DAY - Lindsey Wyllie has digital photography on display at FirstBank all month. Online:

Cans for campJOHN DAY - Young Life is now accepting cans and bottles at the Cans for Camp trailer on the lot across from Dairy Queen.

Can drives help pay for trips for kids. This summer, Young Life will take 30 local kids to camp at Wildhorse Canyon near the town of Antelope. Info: Ken Purnell at 575-2414 or Suzy Burton at 575-0762.

Poker runUNITY - Burnt River Snowmobile Club is having a poker run from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 28. Sign up at the Eldorado Ditch. Run is approximately 50 miles from Unity to Austin Junction. Fuel and food available. $1,200 total pot, plus four raffle grand prizes. Proceeds help support Baker, Grant and Malheur county food banks. Info: Dave Ross, 446-3405.

TEC ClassesCANYON CITY - Training and Employment Consortium is offering the following classes at the Guernsey Building, 120 Washington. Preregistration required. Info: 575-0210.

Overview for Child Care Division Registration - 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 1 and from 10 a.m. to 1p.m. March 1. No fee.

Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect - 10 a.m. to noon Feb. 6 and from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. March 6. No fee.

First Aid and Infant CPR - call to sign up. $30 fee.

Food Handler Class - self-study or website test available. $10 or free to providers.

Provider Meetings - 9 a.m. Jan. 28 and 9 a.m. Feb. 25 at the Java Jungle.

Responding to the Individual Child - 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Jan. 30. No fee.

Tax Class - 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Jan. 31. No fee.

Preventing Illnesses - 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 6. No fee.

Medication Administration - 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 13. No fee.

Using your Imagination - 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 22. No fee.

Reading Children's Cues - 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. March 1. No fee.

Business Plan and Marketing - 7 to 9 p.m. March 8. No fee.

Building Effective Relationships - 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. March 15. No fee.

OngoingFossil BedsThe 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 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily. Info: 987-2333.


Grant County Historical Museum, Canyon Boulevard, Canyon City. by appointment through April. Info: 575-0509.

Grant County Ranch and Rodeo Museum, on Main Street in John Day, across from the Ford dealer at Dayton Street by appointment. Admission: $3. Under 12, free. Info: 575-5545 or 820-3624.

Kam Wah Chung and Co. Museum and Visitor's Center, 125 NW Canton Street, John Day, open by appointment through April. Free admittance. Info: 575-2800.

Prairie City RecyclingPRAIRIE CITY - The Prairie City Recycling Center will no longer take glass. The crusher is permanently disabled. The center is open from 9 a.m. to noon every Saturday, unless otherwise advertised. The center is run by volunteers.-To volunteer, call Ruth McPherren at 820-4326.

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