The Blue Mountain eagle. (John Day, Or.) 1972-current, March 11, 2015, Image 9

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Wednesday, March 11, 2015
WEDNESDAY
March 11, 2015
GU dancers strike GOLD!
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Showcase is 7 p.m.
Thursday, dinner 5:30 p.m.
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Grant Union middle school wrestler Drew Lusco competes against
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