BRIEFLY: UCSO deputies to teach gun class

By Observer staff February 17, 2014 09:54 am

UCSO deputies to teach gun class

Union County Sheriff’s Office will offer a concealed handgun class starting at 8 a.m. March 15. The class will be held at the Union County Sheriff’s Office, 1109 K Ave.

The cost of the class is $50. Pre-registration is required. 

For more information and to register for the class, contact the Union County Sheriff’s Office at 541-963-1017.

Teleconference with state reps set 

ENTERPRISE — A teleconference with state representatives will take place at 9 a.m. Wednesday at the OSU Extension Office, 668 N.W. First St., Enterprise.

The Wallowa County Chamber of Commerce will host a teleconference with state Sen. Bill Hansell and Rep. Bob Jenson. 

People can get updates and ask questions of their legislators. People should bring a copy of their questions or input to the meeting to help structure the timing of this short meeting. Everyone should limit their questions to two minutes.

Wallowa winter book sale set Saturday 

WALLOWA — The Friends of the Wallowa Library will hold its annual winter book sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Wallowa Senior Center. Baked goods, pie by the slice and coffee will also be available. For more information, call 541-886-4701.

Street improvement meetings set

JOSEPH — Town hall meetings on Joseph street improvement will be held in two sessions from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. and from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Joseph Community Center to accommodate residents with different schedules. 

The event is hosted by the Joseph City Council to give out information on project options and collect citizen input.

Play Bingo at Cloverleaf Hall 

ENTERPRISE — Bingo Night will take place from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Cloverleaf Hall in Enterprise.

People are invited to shake off the winter blahs and come join the fun on the first and third Tuesday during January, February and March. 

This is a fundraiser for Wallowa County Fairground improvements.

Forester to address forestry practices

JOSEPH — Local forester Larry Nall will lead a discussion on forestry practices at noon Tuesday at the Josephy Center on Main Street in Joseph.

Nall has worked as a private consultant and for the U.S. Forest Service, and is working with Wallowa Resources on forestry planning. He has watched and closely monitored forestry practices in the Northwest over three decades. 

Nall is currently looking at what local forests looked like under pre-settler, Nez Perce stewardship, and considering what might be learned 
from these old forest managers.

For more information on this and other Brown Bag programs, email Rich Wandschneider at This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it , or call 541-432-4150.

Book club reads ‘Moloka’i’

Cook Memorial Library’s Page Turners Book Club is reading “Moloka’i” by Alan Brennert for its March 11 meeting. Meetings are held at 1 p.m. in the Archives Room of the library. New members are welcome.

Public meeting set on culvert project 

WALLOWA — The Oregon Department of Transportation will host a public open house meeting from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Feb. 25 to provide information and hear comments regarding the Whiskey Creek Culvert Replacement Project. 

The purpose of the open house is to present information about the project and advise motorists of a planned 14-day closure this summer of Whiskey Creek Road at the work site, approximately 5-1/2 miles east of Wallowa, to accommodate the work. The meeting will be at the Wallowa City Hall, 104 N. Pine St., Wallowa.

Quilt club not hosting show this year

BAKER CITY — The Baker City Quilt Club will not be hosting the quilt show this year. It has been an annual event for the past 25 years, held in conjunction with the Miner’s Jubilee.

Third Monday Strum Circle unfolds tonight

The monthly third Monday Strum Circle of the Coalition of Union County Ukuleles will be held from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. tonight at Bear Mountain Pizza on Island Avenue. Loaner ukes are available, and songbooks are provided for the evening. For more information, visit

Imbler FFA holds community breakfast 

IMBLER — In celebration of National FFA Week, Imbler FFA is holding the annual free community breakfast from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. Wednesday at the high school Agriculture Education Building (shop).   Bacon, eggs, ham, pancakes and other breakfast items will be served. Everyone is invited to attend.