The Christmas season in La Grande is a special time.The new downtown
decorations, combined with the many businesses that have festive
windows, make for a wonderful local shopping experience.
Our local businesses are our strength and, by “keeping it local,” we are all helping our community.
I would like to highlight some of the fantastic efforts by citizens and organizations during 2011.
Impatience to leave mixes with fierce pride for ‘the Paris of Oregon’
After the long weekend at St. Paul, it was great to have a week to
recover. Brinda, our chaperone, had talked to us beforehand about the
possibility of going to Elgin two nights: the Mark Nichols Memorial Bull
Riding Night and the Sunday Performance.
Appreciating the simple but special things in life
Guard’s role in Iraq is to provide support
Are wind turbines the symbols of salvation for cash-starved rural
counties, or disfiguring cancers on the landscape? Baby steps to wean an
economy off fossil fuels, or menaces to public health and property
values? It may depend on who you ask.
Letters and comments for March 17, 2011
BOISE — A reoccurring theme has emerged during this annual
training period on the vast, high-desert Orchard Training Area and it
is a simple sentiment: Let’s get going.
Over and over again while I’ve drifted from one company to another
in the 3rd Battalion, I keep hearing the same refrain: Let’s just get
The sentiment is not delivered with negative overtones. No one
appears frustrated. Instead there is a workmanlike sense of
responsibility evident in the words, a kind of blue-collar motif
stamped with a calm realization that the sooner the battalion gets to
Iraq the sooner it can go home.
As a member of the La Grande City Council, there were certain aspects
of the 2010-2011 budget that I felt could raise some legitimate
questions. Consequently, when I saw the caption for your editorial of
July 29, my first thought was, “Fair enough, let’s see what they have to
say.” Imagine my surprise, then, when I discovered that the content of
the editorial didn’t address any of those potential issues, but took the
council to task for not “...insist(ing) that cutbacks be made and
shared by city staff...”
If you missed your chance at the Eastern Oregon Livestock Show to put
quality meat in your freezer, here is the last opportunity for the
We are gearing up for the Union County Fair this week and once again
the youth of our community get the opportunity to bring their 4-H and
FFA market animals to a show, have them judged and then sell at the
auction on Saturday. We have 110 market animals coming to fair including
goats, hogs, lambs, steers and rabbits.
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