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Blue Mountain Eagle
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
W hat ’ s H appening
The deadline for What’s Happening items is 5 p.m. Friday.
Call Cheryl at the Eagle, 541-575-0710.
FRIDAY, JULY 17
Arts program summer showcase
• 5 p.m., Church of Jesus-Christ of Latter-day Saints,
Check out local young talent at the Grant County Youth
Arts Program Summer Showcase. The event includes an art
show and a concert by local artists and performers ages
5-16. The church is at 944 E. Main St.
SATURDAY, JULY 18
GU Volleyball car wash
• 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Les Schwab Tires, John Day
Get your vehicle spruced up while supporting the Grant
Union volleyball team. Donations will go toward the sum-
mer volleyball camp.
26th annual Demolition Derby
• 7 p.m., Grant County Fairgrounds, John Day
Watch local competitors smash and crash as they vie for
a variety of trophies and prizes, including $1,500 for
first place, $1,000 for second and $500 for third. Entry
fee is $50 per car, which includes the driver and one pit
crew person; pit passes are $30 a person. Car inspection
begins at 3 p.m. Presale admission is $10 for adults and
$6 for children 12 and under; at-the-gate prices are $2
more. Children under 6 get in free. The annual event is
sponsored by the Whiskey Gulch Gang. For more infor-
mation, call 541-575-0329 or email farrelhugh@yahoo.
SUNDAY, JULY 19
Featured pastor, potluck at UMC
• 9 a.m., United Methodist Church, John Day
The Rev. Dan Benson, formerly the pastor at the John
Day United Methodist Church, will preach at the church’s 9
a.m. service. A potluck will follow. Rev. Benson is current-
ly serving at the United Methodist Church in Madras. His
family will join him for the weekend return to John Day.
The community is welcome to attend.
MONDAY, JULY 20
Healthy Together Project
• 5:30-7:30 p.m., Canyon City Community Hall
Anyone interested in becoming healthier is welcome to learn
about motivational skill building and creating a personal well-
ness plan. Dinner and child care are free, and there will be door
prizes too. For more information or help with transportation,
40th annual Ritter schools reunion
• Noon, Ritter Hot Springs
Former students, families and friends are welcome to
the 40th annual reunion for Ritter, Range and Three-Mile
schools. A potluck will be at noon, with coffee, lemonade,
Fun for youth on Friday nights
Blue Mountain Eagle
JOHN DAY – Friday eve-
ning playdays for youth in
grades 6-9 start up on July 17,
at Belshaw Field at Seventh
The playdays will start at 6
p.m. and continue until about
Some of the planned activ-
ities include ultimate frisbee,
volleyball, obstacle courses
and team games. Volunteers
are being sought to help out.
The program is free and
open to all youth throughout
The playdays will contin-
ue through mid-August, and
possibly into the school year.
Waiver forms are avail-
able at the John Day/Canyon
City Parks and Recreation of-
fice 845 1/2 N.W. Bridge St.,
John Day or at Gleason Pool
in John Day.
Call Parks and Recreation
at 541-575-0110 for more in-
VBS on tap at two local churches
Blue Mountain Eagle
Looking for something fun
for the kids to do this summer?
Two local churches have
weeklong Vacation Bible
Schools coming up, both for
children grades K-6, and both
packed with a full schedule of
Here are the details for
• Living Word Christian
Center, Mt. Vernon – 5-8
Park to host
JOSEPH – Wallowa Lake
State Park welcomes beginning
and out-of-practice campers to
join in an overnight guided camp-
ing excursion July 31-Aug. 2, part
of the statewide “Go Camping”
program hosted by Oregon Parks
and Recreation Department.
For $30 per family, OPRD
provides tents, sleeping bags and
other gear. Volunteers will help
campers set up tents, build camp-
fires, prepare meals in the camp-
site and more.
Activities will include a rang-
er-led hike, swimming in a sce-
nic lake, and plenty of Let’s Go
Camping programs are at camp-
grounds throughout the state
through Labor Day weekend.
Participating campgrounds are
listed at oregonstateparks.org.
Register online or by calling 888-
p.m., Monday-Friday, July
20-24. The theme is “Shine.”
Registration is at 4:30 p.m.
Van transportation is of-
fered to and from several lo-
cations: HUD Housing in
Canyon City, 4:25 and 8:40
p.m.; John Day City Park,
4:35 and 8:30 p.m.; Nugget
Lanes parking lot, 4:45 and
8:20 p.m.; and Mt. Vernon
Community Center, 4:55 and
8:05 p.m. Living Word is on
Highway 26, just east of Mt.
Vernon. Call 541-932-4910.
• Prairie Baptist Church,
Prairie City – 9 a.m.-noon,
Monday-Friday, July 27-
31. The theme is “SonSpark
Labs.” Bus transportation
will be available from Cor-
nerstone Christian Fellowship
in John Day at 8:25 a.m., and
returning to Cornerstone at
12:30 p.m. Prairie Baptist is
located at 238 N. McHaley St.
in Prairie City. Call 541-820-
3696 for more information.
B reaking N ews A lerts
paper goods and silverware furnished. For more informa-
tion, call Vivian Morris, 541-421-3868.
FRIDAY-SUNDAY, JULY 24-26
• Bates State Park
Former residents of the town of Bates, and friends and
family are welcome to the reunion, which is held every
two years. A potluck will be at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday.
There will be a drawing for a large framed oil painting of
the old Bates Mill area by Darlene (Haskins) Hammack
– tickets are $1 each or six for $5 – and a silent auction
for a framed, original Bates basketball jacket donated by
Leonard Cardwell. Campsites are $10 per night. A $10
donation to The Friends of Bates to cover reunion costs
is suggested. The state park is located on County Road
20, about a mile north of Austin Junction at highways 26
SATURDAY, JULY 25
Fossil Beds 40th anniversary
• 9 a.m., Sheep Rock Unit
Activities include a Blue Basin Hike, Cant Ranch tour,
cake reception, including art contest winners announced
and new exhibit unveiled, park ranger presentation, gallery
tours and practice fossil lab. A potluck dinner and reunion
of current and former park employees will be held at 6 p.m.
in Dayville. For more information, call the John Day Fossil
Beds at 541-987-2333.
Ferrioli Gets $300 million for schools
Blue Mountain Eagle
SALEM - Senate Repub-
lican Leader Ted Ferrioli
(R-John Day) and fellow
Senate Republicans praised
the inclusion of $300 mil-
lion in bonding for schools
in Oregon following their
request earlier this session
for school bonding in the
“After Democrats woe-
fully underfunded K-12 ed-
ucation earlier this session,
we’re encouraged that they
agreed with our call to allo-
cate $300 million in bonds
for Oregon schools,” said
Ferrioli. “Senate Republi-
cans have long advocated
for funding our schools
first, and today we were
able to give them a boost in
funding that gives Oregon
safer schools and addition-
al resources in the class-
$300 million in bonds for
schools will be divided be-
tween seismic retrofitting
($175 million) and bonding
for school districts’ capi- & Means Subcommittee
tal projects ($125 million). on Capital Construction
The bonding projects will meets to consider bond-
be considered Friday after- ing projects for the next
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