Paraprofessional Valerie Colwell leads Greenwood Elementary School kindergarten students, from left, Carter Pennington, Jocelyn VanVleet and Cain Jorgenson, in a math instructional session Tuesday. (Cherise Kaechele/The Observer)
School buses transporting La Grande School District kindergarten students are now running less frequently, but the school district’s kindergarten program is revved and rolling like never before.
Mary Collard, left, Kathy Warren and Union County Judge Russ West work together in the CASA organization, advocating for children in juvenile dependency cases. Their goal is to have every child in the court system to have a CASA volunteer by the end of 2015 in Union County. (Cherise Kaechele/The Observer)
While the position does not get paid, being a Court Appointed Special Advocates volunteer is a rewarding experience and the Union County organization needs more people to step up and help.