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By Ron Hartman
The Chronicle 

The Minors band crashes bar for retirement sendoff


January 9, 2020

Noel Nash/The Chronicle

Lead guitarist Jim Pray, who founded The Minors with his brother, Jake, while in their teens, leads the band through a rollicking set this past Saturday. The Pleasant Hill native is now 22, and The Minors are major players in the local music scene.

CRESWELL - The Minors were the perfect band for this party.

The Round-Up Saloon hosted a combo retirement/birthday bash Saturday night, Jan. 4, to celebrate the 25-year career of Chris Joyce, one of Cottage Grove's favorite police officers.

Joyce obviously enjoyed the young band from Pleasant Hill, as anybody who was watching the dance floor could attest. But as a longtime youth mentor throughout his career, Joyce would surely lead a round of cheers for the maturity of The Minors.

As they finished playing Jimi Hendrix's "Purple Haze" - a term that most commonly refers to taking acid - guita...

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