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Upcoming events in Grant County.

Published on July 11, 2017 4:33PM

Tyler Nodine of John Day waits for a crew to extinguish a fire from the final blow of his derby car in last year’s Whiskey Gulch Gang Demolition Derby at the Grant County Fairgrounds in John Day. The event is scheduled for July 22 this year.

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Tyler Nodine of John Day waits for a crew to extinguish a fire from the final blow of his derby car in last year’s Whiskey Gulch Gang Demolition Derby at the Grant County Fairgrounds in John Day. The event is scheduled for July 22 this year.

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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 on Page A17.


Wednesday, July 12

Solar eclipse meeting


• 4 p.m., Canyon City Community Hall

The Grant County Chamber of Commerce will host a meeting to update county residents about the August 21 total solar eclipse. City, EMS officials and others will share how they’re planning for the influx of visitors to the county.


Saturday, July 15

• Mt. Vernon class reunion


1 p.m., Mt. Vernon Community Center

The graduates of Mt. Vernon classes 1955-1959, as well as anyone else interested, are welcome to attend the reunion. An optional dinner is provided; the cost for dinner is $18. To RSVP for dinner or for more information, call Mary Ellen Brooks at 541-932-4540.


Sunday, July 16

Ritter, Range and Three-Mile schools 42nd reunion


• Noon, Ritter Hot Springs

Students, families and friends are invited to a potluck at noon. Coffee, lemonade, paper plates, silverware and napkins will be furnished. Call Vivian Morris, 541-421-3868, for more information.


Saturday, July 22

Demolition derby


7 p.m., Grant County Fairgrounds, John Day

The 28th annual event, sponsored by the Whiskey Gulch Gang, will feature a variety of prizes, including $2,000 for first place, $1,500 for second place and $500 for third place. The entry fee is $50 per car, which includes the driver and one pit crew person; pit passes are $30 a person. Pre-sale tickets, $10 for adults and $6 for children 12 and younger, are available at John Day True Value, Nydam’s Ace Hardware and Les Schwab Tire Center. Tickets at the gate will cost $2 more. Children under 6 are free. For further information and rules, call Hugh Farrell at 541-575-0329 or 541-620-0931, or email farrelhugh@yahoo.com.



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