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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.
Wednesday, August 14, 2019
Wednesday-Saturday, Aug. 14-17
110th Grant County Fair
• 9 a.m., Grant County Fairgrounds
The event includes 4-H and FFA static and livestock
shows, open class exhibits, food vendors, commercial ven-
dors and entertainment. The ranch breakfast is from 7-9 a.m.
Friday. Parmalee will perform at 7 p.m. Friday. The Grant
County Fair parade is at 11 a.m. Saturday. The 4-H/FFA live-
stock auction takes place at 4 p.m. Saturday. Freestyle bull-
fighting takes place at 8 p.m. Saturday. Admission is free
Wednesday. Other days cost $5, or $2 for seniors and chil-
dren 6-12. Children 5 and younger get in free. For more
information, contact Fair Manager Mindy Winegar at 541-
575-1900 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kids on the Blue Mountain Hospice float are ready for the
start of the 2018 Grant County Fair Parade in John Day.
Saturday, Aug. 17
• 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., downtown John Day
The vendor of the week is Michele McManama, who has
been designing and producing customized reclaimed lum-
ber furniture and decor. For more information, contact John
Day Farmers Market Manager Stephanie LeQuieu at man-
Eastern Oregon Trail Alliance work party
• 9 a.m., Magone Lake gazebo
The Eastern Oregon Trail Alliance is hosting a volun-
teer work party in the Magone Trail Network to build a trail
along Tinker Creek. Tools will be provided. Bring lunch,
sturdy footwear, gloves and a bike. Call Lindsy at 720-329-
3314 for more information.
‘EXPLORE: Fly Fishing’ class
• 10-11:30 a.m., Seventh Street Complex, John Day
The North Fork John Day Watershed Council is sponsor-
ing an introductory lesson to fly fishing. The basics, includ-
ing an introduction to fly casting with a fly rod and tech-
niques and flies used to catch different species, will be
taught. At the end of the lesson, the class will compete in a
casting competition for a chance to win hand-tied flies. The
cost for adults is $12, and ages 10-17 are free. To purchase
tickets, visit https://bmlt.org/events/fly-fishing-john-day-
2019-yn299. For more information, contact Genevieve Per-
due at email@example.com or 541-620-5754.
Tuesday-Wednesday, Aug. 20-21
American Red Cross blood drive
• 1-6 p.m. Aug. 20, The Church of Jesus Christ of Lat-
ter-day Saints, John Day
• 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 21, The Church of Jesus Christ of
Latter-day Saints, John Day
To schedule an appointment for the blood drive or for
more information, call 1-800-RED-CROSS. Walk-ins are
Saturday-Sunday, Aug. 24-25
Cinnabar Mountain Playdays youth rodeo
• 8 a.m., Grant County Fairgrounds
Entries begin at 8 a.m., followed by the youth rodeo at
9 a.m. The event will feature barrel racing, pole bending,
goat tying, dummy roping, keyhole race, flag race and figure
8. Memberships are $30 per person or $45 per family and are
The Eagle/Angel Carpenter
The class will be held every Thursday ending Oct. 3.
This series will show parents ways to use effective nonvi-
olent discipline, to open up lines of communication and to
teach responsibility, courage and other important skills. Free
dinner will be provided. Contact Families First for childcare
options. For more information or to register, contact Megan
at 541-575-1006 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Maggie Justice holds her Grand Champion turkey, standing
with buyer representative Charley Knowles, at the 2018
Youth Livestock Auction at the Grant County Fair in John Day.
Friday, Sept. 6
required to participate. Entry fees are $2 per event or $10 per
day. The event is open to all children up to the age of 18. For
more information, contact Emma Winkelman at 541-620-
1199, Tiffnie Schmadeka at 541-620-2881 or Nicole Israel
Movie at the Cart
• 6 p.m., Little Canyon Food Cart, John Day
“The Princess Bride” will be shown with free admission.
Dinner starts at 6 p.m. with the movie following at sundown.
Attendees should bring seating, and yard games are wel-
come. No outside food or drink.
Friday, Aug. 30
Saturday, Sept. 7
‘Leave No Trace’ events
• All day, John Day Fossil Beds National Monument
Free and open to the public, the Leave No Trace Cen-
ter for Outdoor Ethics will raise awareness on preserving
and protecting the Painted Hills from excessive trash and
trail erosion. Use the hashtag #DontHurtTheDirt to take
part in a social media campaign. A photography hike at Car-
rol Rim will be from 6-7:30 p.m. This trail climbs over 400
feet in elevation. Reservations are required, and the hike is
limited to 15 people. The Night Sky Program will be from
8-10:30 p.m. at the Painted Hills Overlook trail. For more
information, call 541-987-2333 or email joda_interpreta-
Rural Innovation Tour
• 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Rural Innovation Gateway Green-
houses, Oregon Pine Property
This free event features a guided tour of the greenhouse
with a behind-the-scenes look at the city’s plan for using
reclaimed water for food production, in addition to learn-
ing about hydroponic growing systems. For more informa-
tion, contact Genevieve Perdue at email@example.com or
Saturday, Aug. 31
Painted Hills Festival
• 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Mitchell
The event will feature park and partner booths and educa-
tional activities for all ages designed to preserve and protect
the Painted Hills for generations to come. For more informa-
tion, call 541-987-2333 or email joda_interpretation@nps.
Thursday, Sept. 5
Active Parenting class
• 5-8 p.m., Families First, 401 S. Canyon Blvd., John Day
The Blue Mountain Eagle, a family-owned weekly newspaper in a stunningly
beautiful Oregon community, seeks an energetic, dedicated reporter.
The Eagle is located in John Day, where seeing deer in front yards is normal
and traffic is unheard of, just three hours from Bend and Pendleton.
Surrounded by scenic forests and dissected by mountain streams, the
location offers year-round recreational opportunities, including fishing,
hunting, backpacking, camping, snowmobiling and horseback riding.
Despite the picturesque environment, the community is at the center of an
evolving natural resource restoration economy, which gains statewide and
even national attention.
Despite the small-town charm, the residents are engaged and politically
active in local and national debates, and hard-hitting stories are never hard to
find. Ongoing topics include state and federal policies, forest health, logging,
public lands grazing, water supply, wildlife habitat improvements and wildfire
resilience, in addition to coverage of small-town life and local government.
The position offers a wealth of breaking news and enterprise opportunities.
Serving the community for more than 150 years, the Eagle is the oldest
weekly newspaper in Oregon and is part of EO Media Group, an award-
winning and innovative news organization with an active family of owners.
This position offers excellent advancement opportunities in a company that
prefers to hire from within. EO Media Group owns 14 newspapers and
journals that provide accurate, fair and timely reporting about the people and
issues impacting the communities we serve in the Pacific Northwest,
reflecting the responsibility and spirit of a free press.
We seek a journalist who is passionate about local news and excited about
the opportunity to publish in print, online and through social media.
Candidates must be able to develop story ideas, take photographs, develop
sources, prepare website and social media updates and work in a
cooperative team environment. Journalistic integrity is a must.
Journalism education or experience is required for this full-time position
offering insurances, a 401(k)/401(k) Roth retirement plan and paid time off
(PTO). Send resume, letter of interest and up to five clips to EO Media Group,
P.O. Box 2048, Salem, OR 97308-2048; by fax to (503) 371-2935
or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday-Sunday, Sept. 14-15
Youth pheasant hunt
• 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., John Day Valley
Hunters ages 17 and younger are eligible to participate
while accompanied by an adult 21 years or older, who may
not hunt. The supervising adult may not accompany more
than one youth hunter. All participants must attend a safety
briefing. Each youth must have in possession: a Hunter Edu-
cation Certificate (or hunting license), which includes their
Hunter Ed number; permit for the hunt area (if required);
hunters 12 years or older must have a valid hunting license
with an upland game bird validation; a blaze orange hat,
shooting glasses and vest must be worn by all participants,
including adults. Each event location will provide these
items. Registration is required. For more information, con-
tact Cameron Sponseller at cameron.d.sponseller@state.
or.us or 541-575-1167.
Artists invited to Art
at the Crossroads
Blue Mountain Eagle
Pacific Northwest art-
ists are invited to the 21st
annual open regional show
Art at the Crossroads.
An opening reception
with live music takes place
from 5:30-8 p.m. Sept. 6 at
Crossroads Carnegie Art
Center, 2020 Auburn Ave.,
Baker City. The show can
be viewed from 10 a.m. to
5 p.m. in the upstairs gal-
lery from Sept. 6-28.
The show is open to pro-
fessional and amateur art-
ists 18 and older.
Each artist may submit a
total of three works of art
not previously shown at a
Crossroads open show. Art-
work will be accepted from
9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday,
Aug. 30. The entry fee is
$20 for Crossroads mem-
bers and $25 for nonmem-
bers. Artists must have
their work for sale.
There is a 30% commis-
sion for Crossroads mem-
bers and 40% commission
Cash prizes will be
awarded at the judge’s
discretion including a
special Northwest Pas-
tel Society award. A Peo-
ple’s Choice cash award
will be selected by those
attending the opening
For more information,
visit crossroads-arts.org or
Rep. Findley to host coffee hours in September
Blue Mountain Eagle
State Rep. Lynn Findley, R-Vale, will host
coffee hours in September to recap the leg-
islative session and speak with constituents.
Findley will be at Bella Java, 314 N.
Broadway Ave., Burns, at 8 a.m. Sept. 9.
Three coffee hours are scheduled for
Sept. 25 in Grant County. Findley will be at
the Dayville Café at 9 a.m., The Corner Cup
in John Day at 1:30 p.m. and Roan Coffee
Company in Prairie City at 3:30 p.m.
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