BRIEFLY: NARVRE meets Wednesday

By Observer staff January 06, 2014 09:46 am

NARVRE — National Association Retired Veterans Railroad Employees — will meet at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Cook Memorial Library.

Retired educators meet Wednesday

The Union County Retired Educators will meet Wednesday at the Dusty Spurs at Greenwood Street and S Avenue. Orders will be taken at 11:30 a.m. Guest speaker will be Leonard Erickson of the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife on city wildlife.

Anyone who worked or is interested in the education occupation is invited. Information will be given on what benefits are offered to members. Also, people are asked to remember to keep track of their volunteer hours.

For more information, call Glenna Sams at 541-963-2930.

Rainbow Girls meet twice monthly 

UNION — The local chapter of Rainbow Girls meets at 7 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of the month at the Union Masonic Lodge above the Union Post Office. The International Order of Rainbow for Girls is a youth organization that gives girls, 11-20, an opportunity to gain skills in leadership and public speaking, travel, meet new friends and participate in community service as well as statewide charities. 

Visitors can enter on the Center Street side.

For more information, call Sherri Sipp 541-910-0188 or Val Stockhoff 541-975-9495 visit the Web at

Library has help for the home bound 

Know someone who can’t physically visit the library? Cook Memorial Library will begin offering homebound delivery services to patrons who are unable to come to the library to retrieve materials.

Call 541-962-1339 to set up an initial visit with the library’s volunteer staff. During this visit, people can learn whether they qualify for the program and make sure they have an active library account. Then the volunteer staff will gather information about what type of materials the person will want (books, large-print editions, audiobooks, DVDs, etc.) and what genres. 

Also during the initial visit, the library will set up a delivery schedule.

In between visits, if a person comes across an item they’d like to try, they can call and the library will add it to the person’s book list.

For questions, or to add a book, call 541-962-1339.

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Class focuses on child home learning

Were you aware that some of the best early education opportunities for your young child happen in your own home?

Attend a free class on the importance of creating those opportunities and learn some fun activities to help your child be a successful learner.

Learn about the new Ready 2 Learn library card that is available for children 0-6.

This free class will be held from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday in the community room of Cook Memorial Library.

Sportsman Club sets annual dinner

COVE — The Cove Sportsman Club will hold its annual membership drive oyster stew/chili feed at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the club building. A meeting and bingo will follow. All are welcome. For more information, call 541-568-4573.

School board to meet Wednesday

The La Grande School Board will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Willow Elementary School conference room.