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The Observer paper 05/27/15
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News of declining enrollment at Eastern Oregon University is alarming not just for the school but for the community to which it is inextricably bound.
EOU makes La Grande a more vibrant community and a regional center. Arguably, the college is the heartbeat of La Grande.
Word is getting out.
Our own version of Hetch Hetchy, the East Moraine of Wallowa Lake, a one-of-a-kind geological phenomenon, one of Oregon’s most special places along with Smith Rock, Steens Mountain, Cascade Head and Crown Point, deserves saving.
A mayor needs to be civic minded, want to build on a community’s strengths, get citizens involved and espouse the values of community and family and the common good.
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