County Court closure

CANYON CITY - Grant County Court will be closed Wednesday, Dec. 27. The next meeting of the County Court will be held Friday, Dec. 29.

Holiday dump closure

JOHN DAY - Clark's Disposal will not provide garbage services to Prairie City on Jan. 1, due to the holiday.

New Year's Day fun run/walk

JOHN DAY - Join the Strawberry Striders in starting the new year off with a 5K (3.1 miles) or optional 5 mile run or walk at 9 a.m. on New Year's Day starting at Clyde Holliday State Park. Everyone welcome. Campfire provided. Info: Richard Thompson, 932-2758.

Performing arts concert

ONTARIO - The Treasure Valley Community College and Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society will hold a special concert at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 20 in the Four Rivers Cultural Center, 676 S.W. 5th Avenue, Ontario.

The concert will showcase the talents of the Performing Arts Department. The evening will feature vocal and instrumental classical, jazz, show tunes and more, spotlighting Albina Pace, TVCC nursing student, on piano.

All proceeds benefit the TVCC Chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society scholarship fund.

Presale tickets are $5 for general admission and $3 for seniors and students. Tickets available at the door for $7 each. Info: 541-881-8822 ext. 264.

Lemcke memorial fund

JOHN DAY - Contributions to help the Lemcke family can be made to the Kittie Lemcke Memorial Fund at any of the Old West Federal Credit Union branches. Info: 575-0264.

OngoingFossil Beds

The John Day Fossil Beds National Monument often provides ranger conducted hikes, tours of sections of the monument and even stargazing at the monument's Thomas Condon Visitor Center, 32651 Highway 19 in Kimberly.

Visitation data online at Click on the link "management doc" then click on " In Depth Visitation Statistics," Socioeconomic Atlas for John Day" and/or "The Visitor Study 2004."

The center is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Info: 987-2333.

Long Creek center

LONG CREEK - The community center is available for $10 deposit and a refundable $10 cleaning fee for short gatherings and for $10 deposit and $25 usage fee for longer gatherings (five or more hours).

For further information on the center, call 421-5101 or 421-3120.


Grant County Historical Museum, Canyon Boulevard, Canyon City with be open April 29 through September 30. Info: 575-0509.

Grant County Ranch and Rodeo Museum, on Main Street in John Day, across from the Ford dealer at Dayton Street open by appointment. Admission: $3. Under 12, free. Info: 575-5545 or 820-3624.

Kam Wah Chung and Co. Museum and Visitor's Center, 125 NW Canton Street, John Day, closed until further notice. Info: 575-2800.

DeWitt Museum and Prairie City Depot of the Sumpter Valley Railway, Main and Bridge Street, Prairie City, will open by arrangement. Info: 820-3330.

Prairie City Recycling

PRAIRIE CITY - The Prairie City Recycling Center is now taking clean and flattened tin. The center is open from 9 a.m. to noon every Saturday, unless otherwise advertised. The center is run by volunteers.-To volunteer, call Ruth McPherren at 820-4326.

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