BRIEFLY: Gardener class set Tuesday

By Observer staff February 10, 2014 10:52 am

Master Gardener class set Tuesday 

The next Master Gardener class will be from 5:30 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. Tuesday at the Union County 4-H & Extension Education Center, 10507 N. McAlister Road. This week’s topic will be plant identification, with guest instructor Cathy Nowak, certified wildlife biologist for Ladd Marsh. The public is welcome to attend at a drop-in rate of $10 per person (cash/check only). Refreshments will be served.

Free class on caring for caregivers offered 

Wildflower Lodge Assisted Living and Memory Care Community is offering a class on Caring for the Caregiver at 10 a.m. Tuesday.

The class will shed light on resources for assistance with dementia and caregiver burnout.

For more information or to register, call 541-663-1200.

Retired educators meet Wednesday 

The Union County Retired Educators will meet on Wednesday at Dusty Spurs at Greenwood and S Avenue. Orders will be taken at 11:30 a.m. The program will be the Gooderhams on 40 years with the ski patrol. All people interested in volunteerism are welcome to  join the educators. Many benefits are available as a member.

NARVRE meets Wednesday morning

The National Association of Railway Veterans Retired Employees will meet at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Cook Memorial Library.

EOLS directors meet Tuesday 

UNION — The next meeting of the directors of the Eastern Oregon Livestock Show is set for 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the EOLS Clubhouse on Delta Street in Union.

Positive discipline class set

A Conscious Displace: Implementation Using Empathy and Consequences class will be from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Child Care Resource & Referral, 1901 Adams Ave. The class is free and will show how positive discipline can change the brain chemistry in children. To register or for information, call 541-963-7942, ext. 22, or 1-800-956-0324, ext. 7.

Cove Strong Seniors take short break 

COVE — The Cove Strong Seniors fitness class finished up its winter session Thursday. The next session begins Feb. 25 and goes to March 27, meeting at 9 a.m. every Tuesday and Thursday at the Cove Baptist Church.

Union senior meal served up Tuesday

Union — The Union senior meal will be seafood gumbo at noon Tuesday at the Union Methodist Church. 

Republicans meet at noon Wednesday 

A Union County Republican meeting will take place at noon Wednesday at the Flying J Restaurant.

Union School Board meets Wednesday

UNION — The Union School Board will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the  high school athletic complex. Energy tax credits will be discussed.

La Grande School Board to meet

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

Love Potion No. 9 comes to EOU 

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Eastern Oregon University present Love Potion No. 9: The Chemistry of Scent & Fragrance Tuesday in Badgley Hall Room 102. The event will start with demonstrations and discussion at 3:30 p.m., followed by a Webinar at 4 p.m. and a question and answer session at 4:30 p.m. Speakers, all from Procter & Gamble, are Virginia Hutchins, perfumer; Jianjun Li, principal scientist; and Diane Schmidt, section head of research and development and 2014 American Chemical Society president elect.

Planners meet Tuesday evening 

The Planning Commission will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday at La Grande City Hall, 1000 Adams Ave.

Landmarks meeting set Tuesday

The Landmarks Commission will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday at La Grande City Hall, 1000 Adams Ave.

State board reviews former police officer

The Police Policy Committee of the Board on Public Safety Standards and Training will review the certifications of a former Enterprise police officer at its Feb. 20 meeting in Salem.

According to a Feb. 5 release, the committee will determine whether to recommend to the board the revocation of John K. Crowder’s Basic Police certifications based on discretionary disqualifying misconduct. 

Crowder, who was Enterprise’s drug enforcement officer, resigned May 30 after being placed on administrative leave in late April for allegations of misconduct. Personnel issues are 
not available for public 

Insurance enrollment tour set locally 

In an effort to raise awareness and enroll individuals in Eastern Oregon ahead of the March 31 health insurance open enrollment deadline, the PacificSource Health Plans “Get Out, Get Covered Tour” will hold a free session in La Grande Wednesday and in Baker City Thursday.

The local meetings will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Joe Beans, 1009 Adams Ave., La Grande, and Sunridge Inn Restaurant, 1 Sunridge Lane, Baker City.

Health district meets Tuesday evening

UNION — The South County Health District will hold its regular scheduled meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Union Family Health Center. The public is welcome to attend. 

An executive board meeting will follow.

An older version of these brieflies incorrectly stated where the senior meal would be held Tuesday. It has been changed to reflect the correct information.