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La Grande planners meet Tuesday evening
The La Grande Planning Commission will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall.
Free class on dementia offered Tuesday
Wildflower Lodge Assisted Living and Memory Care Community is offering “Being Active & Engaged,” a class for those living with or caring for someone with dementia, at 10 a.m. Tuesday.
The class will shed light on new developments and training on how people living with dementia can continue to lead purposeful and meaningful lives. For more information on this free educational series or to register for one or all of the classes, call 541-663-1200.
Senior meal served Tuesday in Union
UNION – Boneless barbecue pork ribs and potato salad are on the menu for the senior meal, which will be served at noon Tuesday at the Union Methodist Church.
Child care provider class scheduled for Thursday
A DHS child care provider orientation class will run from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at Child Care Resource & Referral in the employment office, 1901 Adams Ave.
If not licensed, people will be paid to attend the class. The hours count for the Oregon Registry, but not for the renewal of a license. The class is free and open to the public. To register or for information, call 541-963-7942, ext. 22, or 1-800-956-0324, ext. 7.
Apply now for PEO memorial scholarship
Applications for the P.E.O. Chapter DK Memorial Scholarship are now available. Eligible applicants must be women who have graduated from a Union County high school, will have sophomore or higher college standing by the fall of 2014 and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. This is a $1,000 scholarship to be used for educational expenses at the college of the recipient’s choice.
Bimonthly Socrates Cafe debuts tonight
JOSEPH — Beginning this evening, the Josephy Center will regularly host the Socrates Cafe, featuring discussion of common concerns with questions, dialogue and observations.
The Art of Civic Dialogue Group presents an ongoing open forum for initiating and cultivating discussions of ideals, vision, challenges, opportunities, and/or community projects. The event will take place the second and fourth Mondays of the month from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Book club reads ‘Hanna’s Daughters’
Cook Memorial Library’s Page Turners Book Club is reading “Hanna’s Daughters” by Marianne Fredriksson for its Feb. 11 meeting. Meetings are held at 1 p.m. the second Tuesday of the month in the library Archives Room. New members are always welcome.
Water rights workshop, dinner set Wednesday
ENTERPRISE — The Wallowa County Stockgrowers Association is hosting an informative afternoon program on Oregon water rights for landowners and livestock producers beginning at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Cloverleaf Hall in Enterprise.
Following the workshop, the Stockgrowers will host its annual “Dollars for Scholars” prime-rib dinner and auction at Cloverleaf Hall. The fundraising event is open to the public. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and dinner is served at 6 p.m., followed by a dessert auction. Tickets are sold at the door: $20, $10 ages 6-11, free for kids 5 and younger.
For more information on either event, call Scott Shear at 541-263-0609 or Saralyn Johnson at 541-263-0783.
Program focuses on railroads
JOSEPH — This year’s Brown Bag Lunches at the Josephy Center, 403 N. Main St. in Joseph, kick off Tuesday with a program on Wallowa County railroads.
Ralph Swinehart, longtime friend of the Joseph Branch, will lead the discussion, and Gwen Trice, director of the Maxville Heritage Project, will talk about the logging railroads and Maxville.
Before the railroad came into the county, pigs were driven to railheads and markets in Elgin and Lewiston, Idaho, and lumbering was limited by local demand. This discussion will focus on the changes brought by rails — and the changes in the rails over 100 years in Wallowa County.
Multiple sclerosis group meets Thursday
The La Grande multiple sclerosis group’s monthly meeting will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Denny’s Restaurant.
LHS Class of 1984 meets Wednesday for planning
The La Grande High School Class of 1984 will be holding a reunion planning meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Bear Mountain Pizza.
All who are interested in helping to plan are invited to attend.