BRIEFLY: Cove senior exercise class begins soon

By Observer staff March 26, 2014 10:35 am

COVE — The Cove Senior Exercise class has its last meeting for this session Thursday.

The class will resume with a five-week, 10-class session on April 15 and continue to May 15. The class meets from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Cove Baptist Church on Main Street. All adults are welcome. Cost is $30 a full session or $4 per class for drop-ins.

Fairway hosts Business After Hours

Newly opened Fairway Independent Mortgage will celebrate its opening with a ribbon cutting and will be April’s host for Business After Hours starting at
4 p.m. Tuesday. People can stop by and celebrate with Teri Champlin, community and board members for a night of fun and networking. People should bring their business cards.

Fairway Independent Mortgage is located at 1203 Adams Ave.

Union team enters robot competition

ELLENSBURG, Wash. — The RoboCats from Union are among the teams taking part in a competition at Central Washington University Friday and Saturday.

More than 700 students, in grades nine through 12, from 35 teams across Washington and Oregon will be in Ellensburg for the Washington FIRST Robotics Challenge regional competition. FIRST means “For the Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology.”

 The teams have designed and built robots, based on a themed challenge, with limited resources and under strict rules. They had just six weeks to create, construct and test their robots to meet the contest challenges. 

This year’s competition is called Aerial Assist. It involves two competing alliances of three robots each competing on a 25- by 54-foot field. 

The teams try to have their robots score as many goals as possible during 2-1/2 minute matches. The more goals scored — and the more the teams work together to do it — the more points they receive.

 The free public competition is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday in CWU’s Nicholson Pavilion.