Warning signs adorn the north entrance to Cook Memorial Library in La Grande. The door was closed and an alarm installed after the library staff discovered a month ago that materials were disappearing at a disturbing rate. (Tim Mustoe/The Observer)
In a building where quiet is the norm, last Thursday and Friday were two of the noisiest days in the eight-year history of the Cook Memorial Library.
Members of the Oregon Joint Ways and Means Committee hear testimony from members of the public Friday. The committee launched a series of public meetings in La Grande on the Eastern Oregon University campus. (Tim Mustoe/The Observer)
Residents of Eastern Oregon made their funding priorities known to state legislators as the Joint Ways and Means Committee launched a series of public meetings in La Grande Friday.
Wildflower Lodge’s dementia support group will meet at noon Wednesday.
The support group is open to everyone and a free lunch is provided. RSVP is appreciated. The topic of the meeting will be “The Differences and Advantages of Dementia Focused Care.” Call Wildflower Lodge at 541-663-1200 for more information or to reserve a seat.
Members of the “Get Away, Give Away” mission program explore and admire a home they recently built in Mexico. The group, with the help of locals, completed six homes for the needy during a spring break mission trip. (Courtesy photo)
First, an advance team digs and pours a concrete foundation.
The Oregon Legislature’s Joint Ways and Means Committee will kick off a series of public hearings on the state budget tonight at Eastern Oregon University in La Grande. Members of the committee will travel to La Grande on Friday and take public testimony from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Gilbert Center, adjacent to Ackerman Hall. This is an opportunity for the public to provide testimony to the budget committee on priority issues. All are welcome to attend.
Field hearings will continue around the state throughout the month. For more information, contact University Advancement at 541-962-3740 or email
La Grande High School teacher John Lamoreau and student Shelby Baker wait for a response from attorney Mark Zaid during a video Skype session last week. (Tim Mustoe/The Observer)
La Grande High School senior Jared Rogers admits he was on edge as he walked up to the front of his school’s audio visual auditorium recently for a face-to-face encounter with internationally known journalist and author Peter Maas.