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BRIEFLY: Market features shearing demos

Market features shearing demos 

JOSEPH — The Joseph Farmers’ Market is featuring Ag Day Saturday with sheep to shawl and shearing. 

Come watch shearing and demonstrations of fiber use and products, with live music by The Lyndsey Family. The market runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Joseph and Main streets. For more information, visit www.wallowacountyfarmersmarket.org.

Oregon Green Free meets Saturday 

 The local chapter of Oregon Green Free meets at noon Saturday at the Integrated Services Building, 1607 Gekeler Lane. Lunch this week will be tacos. 

Oregon GreenFree is an Oregon Medical Marijuana Program’s resource center committed to providing information, education and a sense of unity for those who choose to use medicinal cannabis. For more information, call 541-963-2529.

Flag Day: Volley to be fired on Saturday

A volley of shots will be fired Saturday during a flag-burning ceremony for the honorable disposal of American flags. 

Three to four rifles firing blanks will fire sometime between 10 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. at the American Legion parking lot, 301 Fir St. 

Born Wild presentation set

A “Born Wild Created to be Free’’ program will be given Sunday by Professional Bull Riders’ Pastor Todd Pierce of Riding High Ministries.

The program will begin at  6 p.m. at Mavericks Arena next to the Union County Fairgrounds.

Pierce will break in a wild horse while sharing a gospel message about true freedom in life. The program is free. Food and beverage concessions will be available starting at 5 p.m. 

Donations are welcome to help cover the expenses of the project. The project is the senior high project of Shania Ryan of Imbler High School.

Health district board meets Tuesday

UNION — The South County Health District will conduct its regular board meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Union Family Health Center conference room. The public is welcome to attend.

Stained glass class starts Thursday 

A stained glass class with Bob Sunderman for ages 16 and older will run from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday and June 26 and July 3 and 10 at the Art Center, 1006 Penn Ave. Cost is $75, $65 for Art Center members. All tools and supplies are included. To register, call 541-624-2800 or go to www.artcenterlagrande.org.

Dragon Puppet Theater visits soon

Oregon College Savings Program presents Dragon Puppet Theater at 4 p.m. Wednesday at Cook Memorial Library. The free puppet show for kids includes a presentation for parents. Refreshments will be provided. 

The same show will take place at noon Wednesday at the Enterprise City Library, 101 N.E. First St.

Wildfire rapeller visits library Wednesday 

Kane Lester from the Blue Mountain Rappellers will be at Cook Memorial Library at 2 p.m. Wednesday for “Fire,” a Teen Summer Reading Program activity. Based in La Grande, the Blue Mountain Rappellers serve remote areas across the nation. 

Lester will speak about life as a wildland firefighter and what it takes to be a Blue Mountain Rappeller.

This activity is free and open to teens and tweens in middle and high school.

OTEC mails members capital credit info

Oregon Trail Electric Cooperative last week mailed members their annual notification of capital credit allocation. OTEC, as a not-for-profit electric cooperative, delivers electric service to members at cost. 

When revenues exceed the operational expenses, OTEC allocates these operating margins back to the members. The amounts shown on the notice represent each members’ share of the operating margins realized by OTEC in the previous year as well as the cumulative unpaid capital credit balances. 

These funds are returned to the members as the cooperative is deemed financially able by the board of directors. 

“Allocating and retiring excess revenue to members helps distinguish the cooperative business model,” said OTEC Board of Directors President Greg Howard. “We’re proud to support our communities by putting money back into the local economy — and into the pockets of those we serve.”

These statements are a record of each members’ ownership in the cooperative and should be preserved.  These notices are for information only, and are not negotiable and cannot be applied to a member’s electric bill.


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