April 6Career and job fair today
JOHN DAY - The Training and Employment Consortium and Regional Workforce Investment Board are sponsoring a Career and Job Fair for Grant County from 1:30 to 4 p.m. today, April 6, at the Trowbridge Pavilion, Grant County Fairgrounds.
Job seekers are asked to come prepared by: dressing to impress, bringing 10 copies of your resume, bringing black or blue pens to fill out applications with and being prepared to distribute resumes and to speak with employers about current and future openings.
There will be workshops, guest speakers, local employers and agencies and career opportunities.
For more information, call the TEC office at (541) 575-0251.
April 9Field day offers look at woodland management
JOHN DAY - The Oregon State University Extension Forestry program is holding a Forestry Field Day to teach people about practical techniques for managing woodlands.
Woodland owners often have very diverse goals and objectives for their forested properties, everything from managing for economic return, wildlife habitat or just a beautiful and peaceful place to enjoy nature.
The class will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 9, at the School District #3 conference room, 401 N. Canyon Blvd., in John Day and will last until approximately 4 p.m. The class will begin with a couple hours of indoor discussion then will move to the field to visit some local private woodland properties for on-the-ground discussions and hands-on exercises.
Bring a sack lunch and dress appropriately for the weather. Sign up for the class by calling the OSU Grant County Extension Office at (541) 575-1911.
Sheep Rock auto tour offered at national park
DAYVILLE - A fossil beds auto tour will be offered starting at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 9, beginning at the Sheep Rock Unit's Thomas Condon visitor center, located near Dayville. This two hour tour will be led by a John Day Fossil Beds National Monument park ranger and will feature the geological landscape and fossil history of the area.
Participants will need to bring their own vehicle, good tires are recommended. Reservations are not needed and there is no fee.
For more information, call (541) 987-2333.
Cow patty golf benefits Spray Rodeo
DAYVILLE - The Friends of Spray Rodeo is sponsoring a 12-hole golf tournament Saturday, April 9, at South Fork Golf Course in Dayville. Cost is $20 per person. Teams will be drawn before tee time.
Cash prizes will be awarded to the top three teams. Raffle tickets at $5 for six tickets will be sold for a chance to win an Argentine snaffle bit by Lonnie Davis and hunting knife scrimshawed by Michelle Severe. Raffle winners will be announced at the last performance of the Spray Rodeo.
The 58th edition of the Spray Rodeo will be held on Memorial Day weekend, May 28-29. For more information, call (541) 934-2143.
Before April 10Food from around the world to be tasted
PRAIRIE CITY - Talents and Treasures will be sponsoring an International Costume and Food Festival from 1-4 p.m. on Saturday, May 7, at the Strawberry Grange (204 North McHaley) in Prairie City. Funds raised will go toward the Children's Arts and Crafts Summer Program.
Costumes, artifacts and foods samples will be offered from 16 different countries.
Tickets are $5 each and purchase deadline is April 10. They are available at Prairie Drug and Hardware and John Day Video Shoppe, or sold via mail. Send check or money order to Talents and Treasures, P. O. Box 167, Prairie City, OR 97869.
April 10Youth instructional trap shoot taking aim
SENECA - An instructional trap shoot for all youths or any adult who would like instructions on handling a shotgun for clay target shooting will be held from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Sunday, April 10, at the Seneca Range. This event is sponsored by the Grant County Shooting Sports Club.
Shotguns will be available for use and 12- and 20-gage shells will be available for purchase. Target fees will be waived for youths. Instructors will be present and refreshments will be available. Bring a sack lunch.
For more information, call Jim at (541) 575-1136 or Mark at (541) 820-3514.
April 13-14Drama club entertains community
LONG CREEK - The Long Creek Drama Club is presenting a play, "Wash Your Troubles Away," at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 13, and Thursday, April 14. The musical melodrama will be performed at the Long Creek High School gymnasium.
Seventeen junior high and high school students will be performing. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted.
For more information, call Joe Wallace at (541) 421 3261.
April 16Local residents present free concert
JOHN DAY - Prairie City mezzo-soprano, Janine Goodwin and Veneta pianist Keyte Hladky, will present a recital of songs and solo piano music at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 16, in the sanctuary of the John Day United Methodist Church.
The program will include show tunes as well as classical selections. Admission is free, however a freewill offering will be taken for travel expenses.
Janine Goodwin studied music at the University of Oregon and has been a chorister, cantor, and soloist in cities on both coasts. She gives private voice lessons in Prairie city.
Keyte Hladky holds degrees in piano performance and music history from University of Oregon. She has her own piano studio in Veneta. Keyte and Janine have been working together as musicians for more than two decades.
For more information, call Janine Goodwin at 820-4331.
April 19Bradley speaks on family ties to politics
JOHN DAY - The Grant County Genealogy Society will feature Dennis Bradley of Mt. Vernon, as their speaker at their no-host lunch at noon on Tuesday, April 19, at the Outpost Restaurant in John Day.
Mr. Bradley works for the state park service and is mayor of Mt. Vernon and has followed some of his grandfather's footprints in politics.
April 22-23Funds raised for Young Life Camp
PRAIRIE CITY - A bake sale and yard sale combined will be held from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, April 22 and 23, at the Teen Center (145 West Front Street) in Prairie City.
This is a fundraiser for Young Life, which is a non-profit christian club for youth in high school. Proceeds will go for expenses to send the members to Young Life Camp.
April 23Dancing to Contra beat
MT. VERNON - The next Contra Dance is coming up starting off with a potluck at 6:30 p. m. and the dancing at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 23.
The dance will be held at the Mt. Vernon Community Hall, featuring the Scatter Creek Band from Ellensburg, Wash.
Tickets are $5 individual or $10 per family.
Youth mentoring wins from Monte Carlo night
PRAIRIE CITY - Bet'n on Kids Monte Carlo night is sponsored by Families First of Grant County. Gaming tables will be open from 7 - 10 p.m. and tickets are $25 per person. This fundraiser, held at the Oxbow Ranch Bed and Breakfast, (on Strawberry Creek Road in Prairie City) will help support the youth mentoring and parent education programs.
Ticket prices include $500 in play money, Food by Elaine, two glasses of wine and the chance to win six different prizes all valued at $100 or more.
For more information or to order tickets call 575-1006. Limited to 100 patrons.
April 30Light popular music featured at concert
The Juniper Singers will present a program of popular vocal music at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday April 30, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in John Day.
The music for this program comes primarily from music popular in the 50s and 60s. Such favorites as "I'm a Believer," "Ain't no Mountain High Enough," and the Beatle's "Yesterday," are on the program. There will also be solos and small ensemble groups, with a special "Laugh-In" segment.
With Peggy Neal as the director and LymyBeth Toenies the accompanist, the program of light popular music is a regular feature for the Juniper Singers. They have been giving concerts for over ten years, including theme shows, concerts and even a highly successful Madrigal dinner in February of 2003.
In addition to the music being prepared by the singers, the concert will feature a solo by Ed Heiple on trumpet, a women's trio and a mixed trio.
Jack Southworth will be master of ceremonies.
A special preview concert is being planned for 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 24, in Long Creek at the school auditorium.
Admission is by donation.
May 1EMT dinner supports volunteers
MONUMENT - The 2nd Annual Monument EMT's May Day Dinner will be held from 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. or 6 - 7 p.m. on Sunday May 1, at the Monument Senior Center. Prime Rib is on the menu and reservations are required. Last year they served 170 dinners.
This event is sponsored by the Monument EMTs and the funds raised will go towards training expenses, equipment and defibrillators.
Ticket prices are $15 per person, $25 per couple or $7.50 for ages 6 to 12. Contact any of the following people for tickets: Rose Howe at 934-2088; Heather Riggs at 934-2051; Sylvia Cockrell at 934-2210; Carrie Jewell at 934-2078; Debbie Cole at 934-2080 or Carolyn Thomas at 934-2878.
May 21 - 22Camp Logan Days approaching
PRAIRIE CITY - Step back in time and relive the military and civilian history of Grant County in 1867.
Camp Logan Days, a loving history, will occur at the original site of this military garrison established in 1865. Events are scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 21, and at 9 a.m. on Sunday May 22.
May 21-22Reenactment of 3rd annual Camp Logan Days
Did you know that at Camp Logan there was an officer who was an author? How about that there was an officer who came to Grant County who was later at the Battle of the Little Big Horn?
Camp Logan was a military post close to present day Prairie City and was established in 1865 by the First Oregon Volunteers and then later occupied by the regular army. It remained until 1869. Camp Logan was part of the Department of the Columbia that consisted of the State f Oregon, Washington Territory and Idaho Territory. The Territory of Alaska was added in 1870. Other posts in the Department included Camp Watson and Fort Klamath to name a few. The headquarters were moved to Portland from Fort Vancouver in 1867.
These topics and more will be relived on Saturday and Sunday May 21-22, when the 3rd Annual Camp Logan Living History Re-enactment occurs near Prairie City. You will have the opportunity to step back in time and relive the year 1867, and see what life was like at the military camp and the town of Dixie.
For more information contact Dianne Lesniak or Andrew Demko, Events Directors, at Prairie City School at (541) 820-3314 or e-mail: (firstname.lastname@example.org).