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BRIEFLY: Union County Nile Club meets Monday

Union County Nile Club meets Monday 

Union County Nile Club will meet at 11:30 a.m. Monday at the Golden Harvest Restaurant. Officers will be installed.

Retirement residence sets rummage sale 

Grande Ronde Retirement Residence is having a rummage sale from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Friendship Room. Find the sale at 1809 Gekeler Lane.

Review of language arts material set 

A public review of K-12 language arts proposed materials will take place from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Willow Elementary gym, 1305 N. Willow St.

Rummage, bake sale set April 11-12

WALLOWA — A rummage and bake sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 11 and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 12 at the Nez Perce Trail Interpretive Center in Wallowa. Fry bread, Indian tacos, chili and pie will be served each day. The sale is a fundraiser for the 24th annual Tamkaliks powwow that will happen July 18-20. To donate items, call 541-886-3101.

Quilt show unfolds April 12 in Island City 

ISLAND CITY — A quilt show will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 12 at the Island City Latter-day Saints church, corner of McAlister Lane and Cove Avenue. The event includes free admission and light refreshments. There will be displays only, and no vendors or awards. For more information, call Julie Quebbeman at 541-910-8171 or Karen Kevan at 541-962-7175.

Parent Night set for incoming freshmen 

La Grande High School will host a Parent Night for next year’s incoming freshmen at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the LHS Commons. The event is open to all eighth-grade students and their parents. Coaches and club advisers will be present to answer questions about extracurricular activities from 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. A general, informational meeting will begin at 7 p.m.

Apply soon for Home Rescue Program

Homeowners struggling to make their mortgage payments may be eligible for up to $20,000 in assistance and up to $10,000 to bring their mortgages current. 

There are only two cycles left to apply for the Home Rescue Program (April 16 and April 30). This program is designed to help Oregon homeowners avoid foreclosure by making their monthly mortgage payments for up to one year.

To qualify, homeowners must be able to show at least a 10 percent reduction in current income compared to 2012 or 2013. An eligibility questionnaire, a complete list of qualification requirements and an application cycle schedule can be found on the Home Rescue Program page at www.oregonhomeowner
help.org.

 “This program will help local homeowners stay in their homes so they can focus on recovering from the difficult economic times we have been experiencing,” said Debbie Votaw, housing manager of  Community Connection of Northeast Oregon Inc. “There are no plans to further extend this program or other assistance funds available at this time, so it is important to apply during one of these remaining cycles.”

For more information about how to apply, see the program page at www.oregonhomeownerhelp.org or call Votaw at 541-963-3186.  Homeowners without Internet access can visit Community Connection of Union County at the La Grande office, 2802 Adams Ave.

School presents spring program 

COVE — The Grande Ronde Mennonite School will present its spring program at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Refreshments will be served following the program. Everyone is welcome. Find the school at 69371 Lantz Lane in Cove.

Union County Cattlemen meet

ISLAND CITY — Union County Cattlemen will meet at 7 p.m. Monday at the Ag Service Center in Island City.  Jennifer Isley from the Farm Services Agency will attend to give an update on the new Farm Bill and how it impacts livestock producers. An update and discussion will take place about the laws that govern livestock districts. The meeting is open to the public.

LHS Class of 1957 meets for lunch 

The La Grande High School Class of 1957 will meet for lunch at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Flying J Travel Plaza.

Two classes coming soon to Art Center

Wheel Throwing Basics for Adults and Painting for Fun classes are at the Art Center at the Old Library soon.

 In Wheel Throwing, students will learn the basics for throwing a pot. All supplies are included.

One class will be held on Tuesdays, one class on Wednesdays.

The Tuesday class takes place on seven Tuesdays, starting April 8, and runs from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The Wednesday class takes place on seven Wednesdays, starting April 9, and runs from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Cost is $100 for Art Center members and $110 for non-members. 

 In Painting for Fun, visiting artist Whitney Freya will connect life and art for students with her no-fail acrylic painting workshops.  All supplies are included.  

One session of the class takes place from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. April 10.

The other session of the class takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 17.

Cost for each class is $50 for Art Center members and $55 for non-members.

Register online at artcenterlagrande.org, by calling 541-624-2800 or in person from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday at the Art Center at the Old Library, 1006 Penn Ave.

Class teaches how to dress for success 

Dressing for Success presented by Anne Manlove and Fiona Nevin from Oregon State University and hosted by the Union County 4-H Ambassadors, will take place from 10 a.m. to noon April 12 at the Union County Extension Office, 10507 McAlister Road.

The class is for older youths and adults. Those attending will learn to utilize elements of line and design to compliment body shape and color. They will also learn which colors are most flattering for them personally to wear. Cost is $10. To RSVP, call 541-963-1010

Colloquium features storytelling projects

Aaron Thornburg, assistant professor of anthropology, will share his experience incorporating digital storytelling in the classroom for the next colloquium Thursday.

“Digital Storytelling in the Anthropology Classroom: Potential Problems and Pedagogical Promise,” begins at 4 p.m. in Ackerman Hall, Room 210 at Eastern Oregon University. A reception with time for questions and answers will follow.

Examples of digital story projects produced by students in Thornburg’s class on Media, Self and Society will be screened. He will discuss problems faced and what he views to be pedagogical benefits, as the practice of using digital media production software to create video projects is increasingly utilized in colleges and universities around the country.

A list of related resources provided by Pierce Library is available for more in-depth information on this topic. Visit library.eou.edu/col
loquium. To be added to the colloquium mailing list, call 541-962-3555.

Kindergarten round-up unfolds 

JOSEPH — Joseph Charter School will host a kindergarten round-up from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. April 16. It’s a chance to learn about the all-day kindergarten program sponsored by the Joseph School District.

Parents are invited to bring their children to meet the teachers, Alyse Shetler and Courtney Lyman. 

Immunization records and a copy of the birth certificate are required to complete registration for kindergarten students.

Kids art show opening reception set

A kids art show has an opening reception from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. tonight at the Art Center at the Old Library, 1006 Penn Ave. Poverty Flats will play music. The show runs through April 24.

The art center is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Find the center on the Web at artcenterlagrande.org.

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