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CHURCH HIGHLIGHTS: Speaker talks on science vs. Darwinism

Speaker talks on science vs. Darwinism

Guest Speaker Russ Miller of Creation, Evolution, and Science Ministries is coming to La Grande.


Couple shaken by scheme in Peru

BAKER CITY — A Baker City couple, who have traveled the world and thought they’d figured out how to keep themselves safe, are still shaken by a scheme they narrowly escaped when they landed at the Lima, Peru, airport in January.

Wayne and Linda Wall had planned a month-long vacation that included visits to Lima, Peru’s capital and largest city, with a population of nearly 10 million people; Cusco, the ancient capital of the Inca empire; the Sacred Valley of the Inca; and Machu Picchu, the lost city of the Inca, which was rediscovered in 1911.


Happiest place on earth makes good on promise

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Paradise Pier offers a casual atmosphere, delightful interiors and lighthearted décor of our boardwalk-inspired rooms for visitors to Disneyland. A perfect fit for families looking for a place to stay. (DISNEY photo)
 

The past 10 months have held two milestone celebrations for Dale and me. Our 50th wedding anniversary was spent in Nashville being awestruck by the Opryland Hotel and by the gracious southern hospitality as we ventured farther south into Jack Daniels country.

Last week was another milestone celebration — Dale’s birthday. Where would be the best place for a party? 


Transitioning

Knowing when it is time to transition from home to a residential care facility requires an honest assessment of one’s circumstances and careful planning.

The term “residential care facility” is an umbrella description for several kinds of senior living arrangements, including retirement housing, assisted living, nursing homes (also called skilled nursing facility, long-term care facility or custodial care), Alzheimer’s special care units (memory loss units), and continuing care retirement communities.


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Southern-style cooking

I have just returned from Atlanta and was reminded of how delicious Southern food is. As most of you already know I love greens, but I came across a new recipe called, “Tomato Pie.”


NO CHILD LEFT INSIDE: Balance bikes offer an option for kids

I, like most of my generation, am a product of training wheels. While they are still the most common way to teach your kid to ride a bike, another option to consider is a balance bike. 


DORY'S DIARY: A different kind of night out

One evening well after dark, the rain had ceased tapping itself on our roof. I was well settled into my easy chair, thumbing through a magazine,when George came into the room wearing his rain mackinaw and carrying one for me along with two tin cans and two flashlights.

 


WISH LIST: March 31


OFF THE SHELF: Busy month unfolds in April at library

Library events in April include a book art workshop, Paws for Books and the Easter Egg Book Scavenger Hunt. 


CHURCH HIGHLIGHTS: Church observes fourth Sunday of Lent

St. Peter’s Episcopal Church will observe the fourth Sunday of Lent with Holy Eucharist, Rite I, 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. A midweek Eucharist is offered at 12:15 p.m. Wednesdays, also in the chapel.

The Lenten soup supper and adult education series will conclude at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the parish hall with a discussion of C. S. Lewis and Madeleine L’Engle.


HEALTH CARE HAPPENINGS: NEOAHEC announces release date for Heart In A Box

After a year of research, experimentation and box building, the Northeast Oregon Area Health Education Center is ready to announce the release of Heart In A Box as of May 15. 

Geoff Robinson, the center’s education director, said that he is currently putting the finishing touches on lesson details. 

“I’ve seen the potential of this project from the beginning. The vision for a project like this comes easy,” Robinson said. 

Heart In A Box is the latest installment of a seven-box set that is available for loan to educators all over Oregon at no cost. The boxes are on sale nationwide at a low cost considering the many expensive models and tools each box contains. 

Heart In A Box will be released to the public on May 15 to give in educators the summer and early fall to consider how they can integrate Heart In A Box into their existing curriculum. Watch for more information to come on the center’s website.  


BIRTHS: March 24, 2014


WISH LIST: March 24


DORY'S DIARY: Rummage sales get a new name

Did you know that rummage sales are no longer called rummage sales?


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