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BRIEFLY: PFLAG meets Thursday evening

PFLAG meets Thursday evening 

Union County PFLAG (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday at Shelter From the Storm, 1111 Fifth St.

Agenda items include a continuing discussion of community outreach projects.

Housing authority board meets April 8

The annual meeting of the Board of Commissioners for Northeast Oregon Housing Authority will take place at 10 a.m. April 8 at the NEOHA office, 2608 May Lane. The public is welcome to attend.

Community projects can get funding boost 

People who have a great idea for a local community project but need some extra funds to get it off the ground may have a solution. 

For the second year in a row, the Blue Mountain Chapter Executive Team of Oregon Rural Action is continuing the Cornucopia Project.

Any ORA member who has a local project that supports community organizations and civic efforts can apply. Those who are not a member can sign up through the ORA website. The funding amount allocated will be $500. Visit www.oregonrural.org to learn more about the project requirements and eligibility. 

The application is simple with 15 questions about the project, to be answered with one or two sentence responses. If awarded the funds, BMC would like for a representative to be available to report at the upcoming BMC membership meeting  June 10 on how the funds were spent.

All applications must be submitted by noon April 7 and may be dropped off at the ORA office or given to local BMC organizer Thomas Stratton for official submission by email at This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it The ORA office is at 1119 Washington Ave. 

For more information, call 541-975-2411.

State to auction coins, jewelry

WHITE CITY — About 1,400 lots, ranging from diamond rings to baseball cards, will be offered for sale at a public auction at 885 Industrial Circle, White City, nine miles north of Medford. 

The auction preview is from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 3. The public auction will take place at 9 a.m. April 4 for jewelry and miscellaneous and 9 a.m. April 5 for coin and currency. 

The location is the auction facility of the auctioneer, Liska and Associates. 

Every year, the Department of State Lands receives hundreds of boxes, envelopes and packages containing the contents of abandoned safe deposit boxes. 

Financial institutions must turn over the contents to the state when owners have not kept up rental payments and when owners cannot be located for two years. 

Before scheduling a sale, unclaimed property staff posts names on a searchable online database. Any unclaimed contents are sold at public auction. 

Unclaimed funds are held in trust in the Common School Fund until claimed by owners or their heirs. The fund sends twice-yearly distributions to all of Oregon’s K-12 public schools. 

For more information, including auction catalogs, call 503-986-5257 or log on to www.oregon.gov/dsl/UP/Pages/up_auction_2014.aspx.

For more information on Liska, call 541-471-0916 or log on to www.liska-auctioneers.com/2013/other-auctions/april-4-5-safetyauction/.

Senior parent meeting set

UNION — The regular senior parent monthly meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the conference room at the Union Family Health Center.  

On the agenda is a discussion of the upcoming senior trip and graduation night. The group will be finalizing the plans for grad night and deciding on the location and dates of the senior trip.

Park and Rec commission meets 

The Parks and Recreation Advisory Commission will hold its regular meeting at 5:30 p.m. tonight in the Conference Room of the Parks and Recreation Department Office, 2402 Cedar St. 

The commission will review its agenda items for the upcoming work session with the city council and review the proposed changes to the La Grande Swim Club Agreement.

Scholarship deadline fast approaching

The application deadline for three $1,000 scholarships offered by Valley Insurance of La Grande is fast approaching. Applications are due by April 11. 

The scholarships will be awarded to graduating high school seniors in Union County planning to enroll in an institution of higher learning. 

Valley’s scholarships will be awarded based on student merit, not financial need. 

For more information, call Matt Pidcock or Beth Stewart at Valley Insurance at 541-963-3121.

VFW sponsors breakfast, yard sale 

UNION — Veterans of Foreign Wars High Valley Post 4060 will sponsor a pancake breakfast with French toast, scrambled eggs and a yard sale April 12 at the VFW Hall in Union. 

The breakfast runs from 7 a.m. until 10 a.m. at a cost of $6 and is open to the public. 

The yard sale will begin at 8 a.m. and run until 1 p.m. 

People with something to donate to the yard sale can drop off items at the VFW Hall in Union from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Monday through Saturday. The VFW is not accepting any clothing items.

 
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