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Freedom rally seeks to abolish injustice in 21st century

JOSEPH — Joseph Baptist, Summit and Christ Covenant churches along with several corporate sponsors will join forces in The Wallowa County A21 Campaign, beginning with a freedom rally on July 4.

“From Boko Harum to immigrants fleeing trafficking into the U.S., we are hearing more and more about this horrible injustice,” said Stephen Bartlow, pastor of the Joseph Baptist Church. “It’s happening right now in Oregon, and it grabs my heart because my daughter is the average age of these girls who are sex trafficked.”

CHURCH HIGHLIGHTS: Second Sunday after Pentecost observed

Second Sunday after Pentecost observed 

St. Peter’s Episcopal Church will observe the second Sunday after Pentecost with Holy Eucharist at 9 a.m. The Rev. Kathryn Macek will preside and preach. Morning prayer is offered at 8:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays in the chapel.

HIGHLIGHTS: Church celebrates Trinity Sunday

Church celebrates Trinity Sunday 

As the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), 901 Penn Ave., celebrates Trinity Sunday, Pastor Don Dunn will speak on “The Trinity and Discipleship,” from 2 Corinthians 13:11-13 and Matthew 28:16-20. Worship begins at 10 a.m. 

Summer Institute for high school students offers focused tracks

Eastern Oregon University is accepting registrations for its 2014 Summer Institute with sessions available June 23-July 11 and July 14-Aug. 1.


HONORS: La Grande High School announces second term honor roll

La Grande High School has announced its Honor Roll for the second term.

Students listed were enrolled in five or more graded high school classes during this term and earned the grade point average indicated with no failed classes.

LHS announces graduates

The following students graduated from La Grande High School with the Class of 2014.

Girls State starts soon

Rachael Alexander, Ashley Campbell, Jessica Carter, Joshalyn Kirkham and Bailey Penninger have been selected to attend American Legion Auxiliary Girls State, which will be held at Willamette University in Salem June 16-22.  

CHURCH HIGHLIGHTS: Pentecost will be celebrated Sunday

Pentecost will be celebrated Sunday 

Pentecost will be celebrated during the 9:30 a.m. worship service Sunday morning at the First Presbyterian Church.

CHURCH HIGHLIGHTS: ‘One as We Are’ is sermon title for community church

‘One as We Are’ is sermon title for community church

ENTERPRISE — “One as We Are,” based on John 17:1-26, will be the focus of study this Sunday at Enterprise Community Congregational Church. Bible study classes begin at 9:30 a.m. and worship follows at 11.


CHURCH HIGHLIGHTS: ‘Painting the Stars’ forum continues

‘Painting the Stars’ forum continues 

Zion Lutheran Church will observe the Fourth Sunday of Easter with Pastor Colleen Nelson. The 9:30 a.m. Holy Communion worship service will be followed by fellowship time at 10:30 a.m., with classes and an adult forum following at 11 a.m. 

CHURCH HIGHLIGHTS: ‘They Did Not Recognize Him’

‘They Did Not Recognize Him’ 

COVE — The Grace Community Lutheran Church worship service begins at 10 a.m. Sunday. Pastor Carl Seelhoff’s sermon title is “They Did Not Recognize Him.” Sunday school for all ages starts at 
9 a.m. Fellowship follows the service. Men’s Bible study and breakfast continues its study of Romans at 7:30 a.m. Thursdays. All activities are held at the Cove Seventh-day Adventist Church.

REAL PEOPLE: Working for a brighter future

Agricultural science and technology teacher Chelcee Mansfield, center, works with junior Shania Loyd, left, and sophomore Alexis Fleury in the greenhouse at Union High School. (Kelly Black photo)
One thing Chelcee Mansfield has learned — no two days are ever the same.

Mansfield, the agricultural science and technology teacher at Union High School, can teach tractor driving one day, meat evaluation the next, all while squeezing in some discussions about welding arcs and world hunger. All of it adds up to one thing — just another day for Mansfield. 

CHURCH HIGHLIGHTS: ‘Painting the Stars’ series begins Tuesday

‘Painting the Stars’ series begins Tuesday 

“Painting the Stars: Science, Religion and an Evolving Faith” will run from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesdays, beginning April 29, at K-House, 900 Sixth St.


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