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Blue Mountain Eagle
The deadline for What’s Happening items is 5 p.m. Friday.
Call the Eagle, 541-575-0710, or email editor@bmeagle.
com. For meetings this week, see our list in the classifieds.
Thursday, July 11
‘Archaeology of the Despised: Blacks, Jews and
• 6-8 p.m., Canyon City Community Hall
Dr. Adrian Praetzellis, Sonoma State University, will
lecture. For more information, call the Grant County
Chamber of Commerce at 541-575-0547.
Wednesday, July 10, 2019
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University of Oregon archaeologists Chris Ruiz (with shovel)
and Paul Baxter examine a spot in a hole next to Kam Wah
Chung and Co. Museum during an archaeology dig at John
Day City Park in 2006. A public archaeology field day will be
held at the site July 13.
Friday, July 12
Lights for Liberty: A Vigil to End Human Deten-
• 7 p.m., intersection of highways 395 and 26, John
People are invited to join in a time of silence in protest
of the conditions faced by refugees, in conjunction with
thousands of other Americans across the country. For
more information, contact Susan Church, 541-921-7386.
‘Famine, Fire and Two Men Made Kam Wah Chung’
• 8:15 p.m., Clyde Holliday State Park amphitheater, Mt.
Weather permitting, this slide presentation will be pre-
sented at the state park just east of Mt. Vernon. For more infor-
mation, call 541-575-2800.
Friday-Saturday, July 12-13
Art show and sale
• 5-9 p.m. July 12
• 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. July 13
• Madden Brothers Performing Arts Center, 116 NW
Bridge St., John Day
Paintings, drawings, ceramics, sculptures, textiles,
photography and more will be on display. Several authors’
tables with books will be available to view as well. This
event is a fundraiser for Prairie City Sky Center for the
Arts. Art entries will be accepted from 5-7 p.m. July 11
and from 9 a.m. to noon July 12. Artists are asked to bring
their own easels, if possible. For more information or to
reserve a table, call 541-620-3788 or email prairieskycen-
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Oil paintings by Canyon City artist Kim Randleas were on
display Dec. 16 at the Madden Brothers Performing Arts Center
in John Day. An art show will be held at the center July 12.
Saturday, July 13
Public archaeology day
• 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Kam Wah Chung State Heritage Site,
The event features live excavations, site tours, artifact
displays and hands-on activities from local museums, proj-
ect partners and local tribes. For more information, call
Saturday-Sunday, July 13-14
Carl Schnabele Memorial Team Roping
• 9 a.m., Grant County Fairgrounds
The top 10 headers and heelers from each roping will earn
a shootout spot. For more information, call JW Rose at 541-
589-0610 or Kelli Rose at 541-589-5841.
Sunday, July 21
Ritter, Range and Three Mile schools reunion
• Noon, Ritter Hot Springs
All students and families of the three schools are invited to
a reunion. A potluck will take place at noon. Coffee, lemon-
ade, paper plates and silverware will be furnished. For more
information, call Vivian Morris at 541-421-3868.
Grace Chapel to host ‘Detox Your Brain’ video series
Blue Mountain Eagle
Grace Chapel is sponsoring a free
series of four videos by Dr. Carolyn
Leaf on how toxic thinking forms in our
brains and how to remove it.
The series will run four weeks,
beginning at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, July
13, at the Prairie City church, according
to a press release.
During the video lectures, attendees
will learn how extraordinary minds are
and how to harness the power daily.
Each session will include one of
Leaf’s videos, followed by a group dis-
cussion period of the material covered
and how it might be applied in our lives.
At the end of the first session, partici-
pants will have an opportunity to pick a
toxic thought they would like to elimi-
nate in their own lives.
Attendees should expect a mixture of
scientific information on how our brains
function, how thoughts are formed and
how they can be removed.
Leaf will also talk about the spiritual
side of men and women: body, mind
and soul and how this interacts with
brains. There is no religious require-
ment to attend, and there will be no ser-
Pastor Michael Harvey of Grace
Chapel is a hospice chaplain and grief
co-counselor for both hospital staff and
patients. Craige McMillan is facilitating
For more information about Leaf or
the series, visit drleaf.com or 21day-
For local information, contact Har-
vey, 541-620-4437, or McMillan,
ABOUT ‘DETOX YOUR BRAIN’
Q: Is this seminar suitable for people who may
already be in treatment with a mental health
are simple, persistent techniques that we can apply
in our thought lives, Leaf’s work shows that we can
actually eliminate the cause of the toxic thought.
A: No. It is designed for people who are function-
ing in daily life but suspect that their thought life
may be holding them back at work or at home.
Q: What are some examples of toxic thoughts?
Q: Why is there a religious tie-in?
A: Because people are a combination of the
physical and spiritual realms: body, mind and soul.
The series makes clear men and women cannot be
understood as simply physical beings.
Q: What do you mean by a nonpharmacological
A: Drugs often treat symptoms, not causes. Some-
times this is the best that can be done. But if there
A: Anger is very toxic. Eliminating anger over some
perceived injustice can yield big mental and phys-
ical benefits. Helplessness, or a victim mindset,
keeps us from making our lives better. Greed, envy
and deceit affect people in more ways than they
Q: You mentioned anger, so is forgiveness also
A: Yes. Leaf will explain in an easy-to-understand
manner how anger entangles someone with the
other person. Breaking the link is what frees one
from the other’s control.
John Day Hardware
Would like to welcome Lucinda Harper to the True Value Team as
office manager and would like to congratulate her for graduating from
Eastern Oregon University with high honors. Come on in and welcome
Lucinda or congratulate her on her achievements.