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Blue Mountain Eagle
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
W HAT ’ S H APPENING
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 10
Dinner features Constitutional speaker
• 6 p.m., John Day Senior Center
Krisanne Hall, Constitutional speaker and educator, will
offer a presentation on state sovereignty and the duty of state
and local representatives. All are welcome to the nonparti-
san barbecue dinner. Tickets are $12 for adults, $5 for youth
ages 6-12, and free for children under 6. Admission for the
presentation only is $5. The event is sponsored by the Grant
County Republican Central Committee. Call 541-820-4483
or email email@example.com.
FRIDAY, JUNE 12
• Noon, Outpost Restaurant, John Day
The Ellis Tracy Unit of the American Legion Auxiliary
will meet, with the state Auxiliary department president and
the District 10 president expected to attend.
SATURDAY, JUNE 13
Annual Elks car show
• 10 a.m.-3 p.m., John Day Elks Lodge
Local and regional vintage vehicle enthusiasts will fill the
Elks Lodge parking lot with their colorful collectibles. Reg-
istration starts at 8 a.m. There will be burgers and hot dogs
for sale, and a beer garden. Admission to the show is free.
Second Saturday Gathering
• 9:30-11:30 p.m., Outpost Restaurant, John Day
At this month’s gathering, Chris McKinley will speak on
“June Brides,” with music by Kathy Rogers and Lis Davis.
Complimentary coffee and tea will be offered at the no-host
Trap practice days
• 10 a.m., Seneca Range
Anyone interested in learning or practicing their shotgun
skill is welcome to attend. The practice is open to all ages,
and shells and lunch will be available. A second practice date
is set for Saturday, June 27. Call 541-575-0243.
Bull Riding Challenge of Champions
• 5:30 p.m., Grant County Fairgrounds, John Day
Details in Sports, Page A10.
vintage clothing, will portray noteworthy figures, while giv-
ing short presentations on the person’s life and contribution
to Grant County. Admission to the living history lesson is
$5 a person, with proceeds going toward museum improve-
ments. To get to the cemetery, turn east on Main Street –
which becomes Marysville Road – in Canyon City. Turn left
at the “Cemetery” sign, which is also County Road 52A, and
drive about 1/4-mile to the cemetery.
SUNDAY, JUNE 14
Cinnabar Mountain Playday
• 9 a.m., Burton Arena, Mt. Vernon
This is the second playday of the season. Registration is
at 9 a.m. and the rodeo starts at 10 a.m. Events include barrel
racing, pole bending, goat tying, dummy roping, keyhole,
flag race and figure 8. Membership cost is $30 a person or
$45 per family. Entry fees are $2 per event or $10 for the day.
For more information, call 541-571-8591 or 541-620-4158,
email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit Cinnabar Mountain
Playdays on Facebook.
TUESDAY, JUNE 16
Genealogical Society luncheon
• Noon, Outpost Restaurant, John Day
Laurie Hueckman will offer a presentation on the Gray,
Dunsten and Campbell families. All are welcome. For more
information, call 541-932-4718.
THURSDAY, JUNE 18
• 11:30 a.m., John Day Senior Center
John Day EMTs will present an automated external de-
fibrillator to the senior center, with a training on how to use
it, just prior to the senior meal that day. Anyone interested
is welcome to attend; the goal is to train as many people as
FRIDAY-SUNDAY, JUNE 19-21
DAYVILLE – The Grant
County Youth Arts Program
is offering a free summer
arts camp for children ages
5-18 July 6-17, at Dayville
The sessions will be from
1-5 p.m. each weekday. The
first two hours will be core
classes in music, art or dra-
ma, with students choosing
electives in any subject the
rest of the afternoon.
A showcase of music and
drama performances will be
at 5 p.m. on the final day.
A camp bus will run to
and from John Day and
Dayville each day. Carpool-
ing will also be available.
Tuition is free, thanks to
generous donors and grants,
but registration is required,
and space is limited to
Donations are welcome.
For more information,
contact the program direc-
tor, Rebecca Bogardus, 541-
987-2440, or visit www.stu-
T-Sisters in concert at the Diamond Hitch
• 7 p.m., Diamond Hitch Ranch, Kimberly
The T-Sisters, a sibling trio from California, will perform
in concert at the Diamond Hitch Mule Ranch. Erika, Rachel
and Chloe Tietjen, who have been singing together all their
lives, bring to the stage close harmonies, inventive arrange-
ments and songwriting talents, accompanied by guitar, ban-
jo and percussion skills. Admission at the gate is $20 a per-
son; camping is $15. Food will be provided from 5-7 p.m.
by Twickstop from Twickenham. The ranch is located on
Highway 19, two miles south of Kimberly. Check out the
T-Sisters at http://tsisters.com/. Call 541-934-2140 for more
SATURDAY, JUNE 20
Farmers Market ‘Spring Festival’
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SUNDAY, JUNE 21
5th annual CASA golf scramble
‘Voices from the Past’
• 11 a.m.-3 p.m., John Day City Park
The popular annual event features a day of family friendly
fun. Several arts, crafts and activity booths, manned by local
groups and business will be open for free, some at a minimal
cost. Larger attractions – a water slide, bounce house, Ga-Ga
ball, dunk tank and train – can be enjoyed for just $5 for the
whole day. Hamburgers and hot dogs will be served for only
$1, and free sno-cones all day.
New this year is a kids biathlon – running and biking –
which starts at 11:30 a.m. Gleason Pool will also be open to
all for free, during Family Fun Day hours. For more infor-
mation, and to purchase presale wristbands for the big rides,
call Families First Parent Resource Center at 541-575-1006.
• Grant County Fairgrounds, John Day
Local and regional BMW Riders will gather for the an-
nual three-day rally, enjoying seminars and scenic rides
throughout the Grant County area.
• 9 a.m., Chamber office, John Day
Who’s ready for a countywide treasure hunt? The Grant
County Chamber of Commerce kicks off its summer-long
Geocoin Challenge at the Chamber office, 301 W. Main St.,
John Day. Visit 15 of the 20 caches listed on the official pass-
port and record the password inside the cache. Return the
completed passport to receive a trackable coin. Caches will
be posted on www.geocaching.com the day of the kick-off.
Call 541-620-1125 for more information.
• 2-3:30 p.m., Canyon City Cemetery
All are welcome to learn about local pioneers at a cem-
etery re-enactment sponsored by the Friends of the Grant
County Historical Museum. Several history enthusiasts, in
8th annual Family Fun Day
• 8 a.m., John Day Golf Course
Sign-in and continental breakfast starts at 8 a.m., with the
shotgun start at 9 a.m. A barbecue dinner, basket auction and
awards will be at 3 p.m. At stake are cash prizes for first- and
second-place, Wildhorse golf package and cash for a hole-in-
one, and other prizes for longest drive and closest to the pin.
Entry fee is $60 a person, which includes breakfast, barbecue
and prize entry. Teams are four members each. Mulligan’s
tickets are $5 each or five for $20, and the 50/50 split tickets
are $1 each or six for $5. The cost for the barbecue dinner
only is $8 a person. Entry deadline is Monday, June 15. All
proceeds benefit Grant-Harney CASA. Call 541-575-1529,
or email email@example.com
Geocoin Challenge kick-off
goods, information booths, and some weeks, a tasting
booth, entertainment and children’s activities. Customers
are encouraged to come early, as many vendors may be
open at 8 a.m. The Saturday markets continue until the
“Harvest Festival” in mid-October. For more information,
call 541-932-2725, or email johndayfarmersmarket@gmail.
The deadline for What’s Happening items is 5 p.m. Friday.
Call Cheryl at the Eagle, 541-575-0710.
• 9-noon, Southwest Brent Street, John Day
The 2015 season of the John Day Farmers Market kicks
off with a “Spring Festival.” The weekly markets feature
vendors selling locally produced food and handcrafted
Voices from the Past
Who am I?
I was born in Ireland and had flaming red hair. I came
to Canyon City from Auburn, California to prospect for
gold. I was also known for conducting the meetings at the
Good Templar Hall on Saturday nights. This group
promoted temperance, not the prohibition of liquor. Who
am I? Come meet me at Voices from the Past.
My husband and I were both born in Iowa and came
across the plains as children. We married here and raised a
large family. Our home still stands in the John Day Valley.
My husband published a Populist newspaper along with
doing some mining and raising cattle.Who am I? Come
meet me at Voices from the Past.
Michael B. DesJardin
New Patients Welcome!
208 NW Canton,
E IGHTH A NNUAL
Y F U N D A
11am - 3pm
John Day City Park
• P OOL O PEN - N O C HARGE !
Sponsored by the Friends of Grant County
Historical Museum on Saturday, June 13,
2:00 - 3:30 at the Canyon City Cemetery.
Twelve and under free, others $5.
• A RTS , C RAFTS & A CTIVITY B OOTHS
(some activities at minimal cost)
• K ID ’ S B IATHLON - Running and
Biking events start at 11:30
• $1 Hamburgers and Hotdogs
• $5 All Day Fun - Water Slide,
Bounce House, Gaga Ball,
Dunk Tank & Train
• F REE S NO -C ONES !!
in Line w ! ristbands
Purchas latables at Fam
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KIMBERLY – Crews are
working on paved parking lots
and some roads at the Sheep
Rock and Clarno Units of the
John Day Fossil Beds Nation-
al Monument this week.
Pavement striping will fol-
low Tuesday, June 30, through
Thursday, July 2.
For updated information,
visit the park website at www.
ALCOHOL & TOBACCO FREE EVENT
Special Thanks to Our Sponsors:
2830 10th St., Baker City, OR
EVERY OTHER TUESDAY
Healthy Together Project
JLSF (The John and Linda Shelk Foundation)
Old West Federal Credit Union
Oregon Telephone Corporation
DP Home Entertainment
John Day River Veterinary Clinic
John Day Auto Parts
Ed Staub & Sons
Bank of Eastern Oregon
Community Counseling Solutions