NYSSA — Nyssa’s Thunderegg Days continues today and Saturday on the Nyssa Elementary School lawns, with a variety of activities.

This evening there will be live music with 2Cents performing Reggae mix, followed by Poison Creek, a country-Western band, an ice cream social and a movie at sundown.

Saturday leads off with 3-on-3 basketball tournament and a car and tractor show in South Park starting at 10 a.m. At noon there is a fun run and then there is live music by Self Smart ID starting at 6 p.m.

Thunderegg Days culminates with at bubble ball tournament at 8:30 p.m. and followed by fireworks at dusk.

Other events, Saturday include a petting zoo put on by the Owyhee Riding Club, also starting at 10 a.m. and along with the Oregon Trail Agriculture Museum,

The bubble ball tournament is sponsored by the Nyssa Police Department and the Nyssa Chamber of Commerce and proceeds will go to the Tri-County Anti-Trafficking Task Force.

There are 50 vendors at Thunderegg Days this year and among them is Charlene and Kurt Branham, of Parma. However, their rock and gem shop is located over at Caldwell on Cleveland Boulevard. They have been working with rocks for about six years, Kurt Branham said, having discovered honeycomb calcite.

In addition they have started a rock club which goes out on a field trip at least once a month. At their booth, he will cut rock with a saw he has set up there and crack geodes.

Branham works for Canyon County Sheriff’s Office.


Larry Meyer is a reporter for the Argus Observer.

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