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Senator Ron Wyden to Host Town Hall in John Day, Grant County

StoriesSenator Ron Wyden to Host Town Hall in John Day, Grant County

JOHN DAY: This month, a town hall meeting will be held in Grant County by U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden.

The meeting will take place in the conference room at the Grant County Regional Airport, located at 72000 Airport Road in John Day, at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, March 25.

Wyden will respond to audience questions while providing locals with an update on the most recent events in Washington, D.C.

Vets needed for advisory panel

SALEM — To fill openings on the Veterans Advisory Committee, the Oregon Department of Veterans Affairs is looking for a diverse group of veterans.

The committee’s responsibilities include advising the head of the Oregon Department of Veterans Affairs and advocating for veteran issues and concerns. Nine veterans make up the committee; the governor appoints them to four-year tenure.

Veterans of a variety of backgrounds and service eras, from both urban and rural places, are encouraged to apply to the ODVA.

Every statewide, advisory committee meetings take place digitally or in person on the first Wednesday of March, June, September, and December.

Apply online at https://tinyurl.com/3jxdvfas if you’re a veteran. The deadline for applications is March 29.

Students honored for essays

DAYVILLE On Wednesday, March 13, eight students from Dayville School were awarded certificates and cash awards for their participation in an essay contest that was organized by the John Day Elks Lodge.

The subject of the kids’ writing was “What the Bill of Rights Means to Me.”

The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks’ Committee on Americanism sponsors an annual competition, which includes a local essay contest.

Jillie Thunell, Kellen Fretwell, Kahden Weaver, KasLynn Martin, Ember Phillips, Carson Thompson, McKenzie Thompson, and Jarret Martin were among the Dayville School kids who took part.

The state wants a hunting representative

SALEM — A hunter representative is needed for the Access and Habitat Board, according to the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife.

The board, which consists of three representatives from the hunting community, three from the landowner community, and a chair, reviews and recommends to the Oregon Fish and animal Commission projects aimed at improving animal habitat and granting hunters’ access.

Members meet four times a year in different communities around the state to assess grant proposals and hear public testimony. Members are appointed to four-year terms.

It is expected of the hunters’ representatives to make sure the board takes the concerns of the hunting community into consideration. Applications are encouraged from those with prior experience in hunting and animal conservation.

Online applications can be accessed at https://tinyurl.com/mr2zbabp. The application deadline is March 29.

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