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BRIEFLY: Cattlemen set annual dinner Saturday
UNION — The Union County Cattlemen’s annual dinner will be held Saturday in Union at the Stock Show Clubhouse.
Catering will be by All Occasions. A social hour will start at 6 p.m., and dinner will be served at 7 p.m.
Tickets are available at the Extension Office for $26 each. For more information, call Dennis Murchison at 541-962-4596 or Pat Larson at 541-963-9387.
Community dance features potluck
A community dance featuring the music of Chinook Wind from the Pendleton area will run from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Saturday at the Union County Senior Center, 1504 Albany St.
Admission is $3 for singles and $5 for couples. There will be a finger food potluck, and people are asked to bring their favorite finger food.
Christmas toy drive under way in Cove
COVE — Cheri’s Main Street Salon’s 15th annual toy drive is now under way. People can drop off their gift of a new, unwrapped toy at 603 Main St., Cove, through Dec. 19.
The toys will then be distributed through the Cove Methodist Church. Toys stay in the Cove area.
For more information, call Cheri Doren at 541-568-5069.
Library offers tree of giving
Cook Memorial Library has a tree of giving set up for the Christmas season.
People can take an ornament that is theirs to keep, purchase a gift for a child as specified on the ornament, make sure a label is attached so the gift goes to their specific child, and return the present to the library staff on or before Dec. 19.
Historical society meets Saturday
The Union County Historical Society will meet Saturday at the log cabin at the fairgrounds. The meeting begins at noon with a potluck Christmas dinner.
Music will be provided by the BlueMountaineers, with a memorial for Dotty Brown.
A short business meeting will follow. The public is invited.
Acreage reporting deadline upcoming
Farmers and ranchers have until Monday to report hay, pasture, fall planted wheat and small grains. According to the USDA, the acreage reporting deadline has been extended one day as Dec. 15 falls on a Sunday.
Orchardists need to report fruit crops by Jan. 15.
Acreage reports submitted after the deadline will be considered late filed. Producers filing acreage reports after Jan. 15 for hay, pasture and fall planted crops will be required to pay a late file fee. The minimum late file fee is $46 per farm.
Call 541-963-4178 extension 2 to schedule an appointment.
Dec. 30 work session planned in Elgin
ELGIN — The Elgin City Council Tuesday night charged pro tem administrator Laird Allen with looking into several topics before they make decisions on them. The council will meet in a work session at 6 p.m. Dec. 30 to revisit the issues, which include the personnel policy manual, city forms, signature authority for the city, job descriptions and the ballot title that would put to the voters the choice to make the administrator position appointed rather than elected.
Allen said at the meeting that he is working through various issues and trying to catch up on financials.
“I’ll work on it,” Allen said several times during the meeting.
The council Tuesday did vote to make some changes to travel reimbursements, increasing the allowance for hotels to $105 a night. They also corrected clerical errors in two previously passed resolutions.
Class of 1955 sets monthly luncheon
The La Grande High School Class of 1955 will have its monthly luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Monday at Bud Jackson’s Sportman’s Bar and Grill, 2209 Adams Ave.
Christmas Bazaar set Friday, Saturday
A Victorian Christmas Bazaar will take place at Hot Lake from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. For more information, call 541-975-4504 or 541-786-8712.