As part of the school’s semi-annual tuition assistance fund drive, Marian Academy is holding a raffle for an Xbox 360. Tickets are $5 each and the drawing will take place the week after Easter. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Jennifer Collins at 541-963-0861, ext. 7. Marian Academy is a private Christian school in La Grande educating children in preschool through eighth grade.
Union County Commissioners on Wednesday approved an agreement with Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church for 15-parking spaces adjacent to the church pending the vacation of K Avenue and Fifth Street near the church.
Fifth-graders, from right, Anna Kreutz, Rilyn Kirkland and Braden Henry, use computers to practice for the Smarter Balanced assessment test Monday morning at Island City Elementary. The school is the first in the county to administer the new assessment. (Tim Mustoe/The Observer)
Eighty-three Island City Elementary School students made history Tuesday, and alleviated a little anxiety among local educators in the process.
Ground leveling work is done near the main entrance of the construction site of the Blue Springs Crossing housing complex last week. The 38-unit, $7.6 million project will be finished by the end of May after breaking ground in September. (Tim Mustoe/The Observer)
ISLAND CITY — Old Man Winter is sparing the Grande Ronde Valley his icy grip this year and many are thankful, none more so than John Moody, superintendent of LMC Construction of Tualatin.
“Give Kids a Smile” is a program in which dentists from Northeast Oregon come together at the hygiene school in La Grande and donate their time to children under age 18 who may not otherwise receive dental care. To arrange an appointment for the required preliminary exam, call the hygiene school at 541-663-2721.This exam will be used to determine what dental needs the child has, and then, if needed, an appointment will be scheduled for the May 8 Give Kids a Smile.
Enterprise’s water improvement project will begin in late May in order to get work done on Highway 82 between Robert and Arthur streets. ODOT will be chip sealing the highway through town the third week of June. (Katy Nesbitt/The Observer)
ENTERPRISE — The City of Enterprise’s water improvement project is going out to bid next month with construction scheduled for May.
Cindy Edwards, co-owner of Folly Farm, had a flourishing garden last year. Folly Farm is also a you-pick garden for the surrounding community. Edwards will share her plan for her garden for the upcoming summer at Saturday’s event. (Cherise Kaechele/The Observer)
It doesn’t matter if you have a green thumb or not: The semi-annual seed swap at Folly Farm welcomes the community to come, trade seeds and learn about or share their techniques and knowledge with like-minded individuals who want to grow their own non-modified fruits and vegetables.
COVE — The Cove senior meal on March 20 at the Cove Baptist Church will be corned beef and cabbage, braised red potatoes and Irish bread. Dessert is yellow cake with green frosting. Coffee and tea are served starting at noon with lunch at 12:30 p.m. RSVP with Imie Bristow at 541-568-4545 by Tuesday. There is a $5 charge per meal.
Jake Post, 2, enjoys the warm spring-like temperatures Tuesday at Birnie Park in La Grande. The temperature was 66 degrees, and sunny and many people were out enjoying it while it lasted. (Cherise Kaechele/The Observer)
CORVALLIS — If it seemed like Oregon has had a lot of unseasonably warm days this winter, it’s because it has.