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PUBLIC SAFETY RECORD: Friday, May 30
Woman killed in I-84 crash Thursday
A Pendleton woman was killed in a single-vehicle crash along the eastbound lanes of Interstate 84 near Meacham Thursday afternoon.
According to Oregon State Police, Barbara May Nash, 76, was traveling eastbound near milepost 238 in a 2004 Chevrolet SUV. A witness told police that the vehicle passed using the left lane and then drifted to the right onto the shoulder. It continued into the gravel off the pavement, traveling over 400 feet before going up an embankment and onto a guardrail. The vehicle came to a rest on its passenger side off the eastbound lanes.
Nash was pronounced dead at the scene.
OSP troopers from the Pendleton and La Grande offices are continuing the investigation into the cause of the crash.
OSP was assisted at the scene by Umatilla Tribal Fire Department and ODOT. Union County Sheriff’s Office assisted OSP with locating next of kin. The crash remains under investigation by law enforcement.
Cattlemen meet Monday night
Union County Cattlemen will meet at 7 p.m. Monday at the Ag Service Center in Island City. Mona Williams, Wallowa County district attorney, will be the guest speaker and will answer questions regarding the livestock shooting case. The group will also discuss the Wallowa-Whitman. Forest Plan and have a letter-writing session for those interested in submitting comments. Plans for the annual July 20 picnic will be finalized. The meeting is open to the public.
Cove Farmers Market discontinued
COVE— The Cove Community Association was unable to secure an individual to assume supervision of the market after the organizer stepped down due to health issues. Organizers ask for continued support of local growers: Cove School Market, Ascension Community You Pick Garden and Folly Farm.
Potluck to honor Hislop, West
IMBLER— The Imbler School District will hold a potluck dessert social to honor retirees Doug Hislop and Mary West. The social will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the elementary gym. Bring a dessert.
Legion bingo breaks for summer
The La Grande American Legion Post 43 will discontinue its Thursday evening bingo through the summer months. They will begin again at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 4.
Investing explored at author events
An interactive discussion of what’s possible in local investing will be the focus of three upcoming events with Carol Peppe Hewitt, author of “Financing Our Foodshed: Growing Local Food with Slow Money,” and Lyle Estill, author and local-investing entrepreneur.
Hosted by the Northeast Oregon Community Capital Collaborative, the events will take place:
•Baker City: Monday, at 6 p.m. for registration, starts at 6:30 p.m., VAOI Center, 1901 Main St.
•Enterprise: Tuesday, at noon, Community Connection, 702 NW 1st St.
•La Grande: June 3 at 6:30 p.m., The Market Place, 1101 Washington Ave., Upper Room.
Admission is by suggested donation at the door and is free for students.
Marijuana rules meeting set Monday
At the direction of the La Grande City Council, the planning division will a public meeting at 6 p.m. Monday in the Cook Memorial Library’s community room to discuss the development of local regulations for medical marijuana facilities. Attendance and participation at this meeting is encouraged.
An outline of potential local regulations is a draft and intended as a starting point for discussion purposes. In accordance with state law, the city may establish “reasonable time, place and manner restrictions.” Currently, the draft outline only includes place, or location restrictions.
Montessori program starts Tuesday
Oak Haven preschool will offer a six-week Montessori-based education program for children ages 2-1/2 to 5 beginning Wednesday.
The program, which will have a nature focus, will meet at the following dates for Tuesday through Thursday sessions: June 3, 4 and 5; June 17, 18 and 19; July 8, 9 and 10; Aug. 5, 6 and 7, Aug. 11, 12 and 13; and Aug. 19, 20 and 21. The cost is $75 per week.
Children will be provided with age appropriate experiences in art, music, gardening, math, science, movement, writing and theater.
The class will meet at Oak Haven, 2109 Oak St., on Tuesdays and Thursdays and at Aveilla Orchard, 2807 Fir St. on Wednesdays. At the Fir Street site, students will meet for two hours with open ended opportunities to explore the site’s wide variety of historic fruit trees and native plants.
PFLAG meeting set for Thursday
PFLAG’s June meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday at Shelter From the Storm, 1111 5th St. in La Grande. Agenda items for the meeting include a community outreach update, bylaw edits and upcoming social events.
Art Center seeks class proposals
The Art Center at the Old Library is accepting class proposals from community members interested in sharing a talent or skill. Proposals may include any form of arts workshop for the summer term July through August. Submissions are due by June 7. Forms are available on the Art Center’s website www.artcenterlagrande.org.. For more information, call 541-624-2800.