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BRIEFLY: Public education forum unfolds

Public education forum unfolds 

ELGIN — A public education information forum presented by Elgin School District Superintendent Wayne Herron will run from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday at the Stella Mayfield cafeteria.

Volunteer ‘chefs’ sought for market 

The La Grande Farmers’ Market and Oregon Rural Action are seeking volunteer “chefs” to demonstrate how they prepare meals using seasonally fresh foods at the Re/Max “Chef at the Market” booth. Last year was the first year for this, and organizers called it very successful. For details on how to participate, join other chefs at 12:30 p.m. Thursday at Mamacita’s. Light appetizers will be provided, and lunch is available for order. For more information and to RSVP, contact Thomas at This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 541-975-2411.

Forum on bond set for Monday evening

A public forum to discuss a potential bond for maintenance and construction in the La Grande School District will be conducted Monday.

The forum will start at 5:30 p.m. in Central Elementary School gym, 402 K Ave. The forum will be hosted by the La Grande School Board.

The board will decide in June whether to seek a bond for maintenance and construction in the November election. 

Child care, discipline classes coming soon

Child Care Resource & Referral, 1901 Adams Ave., suite 3, is hosting two upcoming classes. 

A Department of Human Services child care provider orientation class will run from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday. If not licensed, people will be paid to attend class. Hours will count for the Oregon Registry but not for renewal of a license. 

Focusing on composure and encouragement, part 2 of the Conscious Discipline Series class will run from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday. People will learn, among other things, composure and how the brain learns to self-regulate to wire children for self-control.

To register or for more information, call 541-963-7942, ext. 7, or 1-800-956-0324, ext. 7.

Cattlemen meet Monday evening

ISLAND CITY — The Union County Cattlemen will meet at 7 p.m. Monday at the Ag Service Center in Island City. Oregon Cattlemen’s Association President Ray Sessler is planning to attend and provide an update on some of the OCA activities. The Trappers Association will provide an update and discussion about the trapping laws that govern private lands. The Cattlemen will also discuss the Blue Mountain Forest Plan and will provide a summary of the vision and strategies for future management. The meeting is open to the public.

Expect wetter May than normal 

April in La Grande was wetter and slightly warmer than normal. According to preliminary data received by the National Weather Service, temperatures at La Grande averaged slightly warmer than normal during April.

The average temperature was 47.2 degrees, which was 0.5 degrees above normal. 

High temperatures averaged 59.7 degrees, which was 1.4 degrees above normal. The highest was 74 degrees on April 9. 

Low temperatures averaged 34.7 degrees, which was 0.4 degrees below normal. The lowest was 28 degrees, on April 3. There were eight days with the low temperature below 32 degrees.

Precipitation totaled 2.42 inches during April, which was 0.84 inches above normal. Measurable precipitation — at least .01 inch — was received on eight days with the heaviest, 0.91 inches, reported on April 25.

The outlook for May from NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center calls for near normal temperatures and near to above normal precipitation. Normal highs for La Grande rise from 63 degrees at the start of May to 70 degrees at the end of May. Normal lows rise from 38 degrees to 46 degrees. The 30-year normal precipitation is 1.99 inches.


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