Home News Local News BRIEFLY: AARP meeting, potluck set Thursday
BRIEFLY: AARP meeting, potluck set Thursday
AARP meeting, potluck set Thursday
An AARP meeting and potluck takes place at 5:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Thursday of each month through May at the Union County Senior Center.
Family expo seeks business entries
Businesses are invited to participate in the Union County Family Expo to be held April 12 at Valley Fellowship.
Hosted by the local chapter of Mothers of Preschoolers, the expo will be a one-stop shop for parents to get information on child care services, school information and recreational activities.
Health center operations mulled
The boards of the South County Health District and Elgin Health Center along with the Cove Union Powder Board will conduct a special work session at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Blue Mountain Conference Center. Items to be discussed will be the operations of the Union Family Health Center and the Elgin Health Center.
Although the public is welcome to attend, be aware that seating is limited.
Students nominate educators for awards
First-year honor students at Eastern Oregon University have nominated 12 educators from Oregon, Idaho and Montana to receive Inspirational Teacher Awards.
Jamie Burrows, 2013 graduate of Cove High School, nominated Jay Blackburn to receive an award. Blackburn teaches foreign language.
Madeline Lease, 2013 graduate of Imbler High School, nominated Jennifer Teeter to receive an award. Teeter teaches business education and is the FBLA adviser.
Sarah Henry, 2013 graduate of La Grande High School, nominated Kevin Cahill to receive an award. Cahill teaches English and French.
Stephanie Simpson, 2013 graduate of Enterprise High School, nominated Duff Pace to receive an award. Pace teaches history, modern problems and psychology.
Students who maintained dean’s list standing during fall term were given the opportunity to nominate teachers who influenced them on their road to higher education and academic excellence.
EOU presents the awards annually in recognition of outstanding teachers who encourage and represent the importance of higher education to their students.
Free computer classes offered monthly
A variety of free computer classes are offered monthly at Training & Employment Consortium, 1901 Adams Ave.
These classes are open to the public. To register or to receive more information, call Glenna at 541-963-7942, ext. 11. All classes are held from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
EOLS sets annual kick-off dinner dance
UNION — The Eastern Oregon Livestock Show’s annual kick-off “Cowboy Boots and Country Roots” potluck dinner, family dance and auction will take place April 5 at the EOLS Clubhouse, 760 E. Delta St., Union.
A social hour will run from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., followed by the potluck at 7 p.m. and silent auction from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
The event is a chance to meet the 2014 queen candidates: Brea Harris, Shania Ryan, Stephanie Greenhalgh and Marli Tracy.
The dance from 9 p.m. to midnight will feature the music of Promise Land.
Cost to attend the dance only is $3, $5 for couples. The event is open to everyone, with minors allowed.
First Truffle Shuffle set May 3 in Baker
BAKER CITY — Baker City’s first Truffle Shuffle 5K and 10K fun run is all about chocolate.
Participants will receive a chocolate crown at the finish and those who finish first, second and third in each distance will receive a box of assorted chocolates. All chocolate is handmade by chocolatier Alyssa Peterson of Peterson’s Gallery.
The Truffle Shuffle will begin at 8 a.m. May 3 near Peterson’s. Entry is $25 and includes a T-shirt for those who register by April 12.
All proceeds will benefit Baker City Young Life to provide scholarships for local youth to attend Young Life camp. Make checks payable to Baker City Young Life.
Entry forms are available at Peterson’s Gallery, 1925 Main St.; the Baker YMCA, 3715 Pocahontas Road; and online at http://tinyurl.com/qjou4ab.
Race-day registration and packet pickup is at Peterson’s from 7 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. (There will be no shirts for late entries; crowns will be limited.)
NEOEDD seeks project proposals
It’s time to submit projects for the Northeast Oregon Economic Development District’s Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy.
Economic and community-development projects for Baker, Union and Wallowa counties should be submitted by city and county governments and nonprofit organizations by April 18.
NEOEDD, which is updating its five-year plan, seeks projects that will have a positive impact on economic and community development and that are likely to be implemented in the next three years. Projects must be submitted each year to remain on the current project list. Transportation projects should only be included if there is a strong link to economic development. Private projects are not eligible.
The 2013-2018 CEDS is available at tinyurl.com/ockxkgx.
Use the following link to submit project information: tinyurl.com/ohqgbvv.
After April 18, NEOEDD will ask stakeholders and the public to rank the projects by importance.
The NEOEDD’s mission is to provide resources and facilitate quality decision making for the benefit of entrepreneurs, businesses and communities in Baker, Union and Wallowa counties. Learn more about the programs and business support at www.neoedd.org.
Pajama Story Hour set Wednesday
ELGIN — Bring a pillow and blanket and join the Pajama Story Hour at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Elgin Public Library. Springtime stories will be read by The White Rabbit from “Shrek the Musical.” All ages are welcome. There is no charge.
Teen Movie Night Set Friday at library
Teen Movie Night will be held at 5 p.m. Friday at Cook Memorial Library.
Teen Movie Nights are free and open to middle and high school teens and pre-teens. Teens may bring comfortable chairs and snacks.
Funding for this activity is provided by a grant from the Wildhorse Foundation.
For more information on Teen Movie Night and upcoming teen events, go to the library, or check out the library’s Facebook and web pages.
LMS sets parent/student conferences
La Grande Middle School will hold parent/student/teacher conferences April 10-11.
Parents will be able to review their child’s best work samples, help complete their goal writing and develop a plan to achieve their goals.
Parents will receive an invitation and be assigned a conference time. They are asked to come to the conference with their child.
Conference times are 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. April 10 and 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. April 11.