County Committee Election voting deadline is Dec. 2

SALEM — The 2019 Farm Service Agency County Committee Election ballots, which were mailed to eligible voters, must be returned to local FSA offices or to be postmarked Dec. 2. To be an eligible voter, farmers and ranchers must participate or cooperate in an FSA program. Newly elected committee members will take office Jan. 1, 2020.

Bank of Eastern Oregon plans open house at new facility

LA GRANDE — A grand opening for the new Bank of Eastern Oregon facility at 2514 Cove Ave., La Grande, will begin at 4 p.m. Dec. 3. Drinks and hor d’oeuvres will be provided along with a tour of the new building.

Bank of Eastern Oregon offers full electronic account management to hands-on in-the-branch service including products appropriate for nonprofits, business accounts with interest, short-term and long-term business options and business money market accounts. Local companies may also take advantage of BEO’s “business sweep services” program in which desired balance limits are set in deposit accounts, then the sweep service takes over, moving excess deposit balances to earn better rates in a money market account or paying down an operating line of credit, a vice versa when deposit balances are low.

Blue Mountain Barbers celebrates new ownership

LA GRANDE — Blue Mountain Barbers in La Grande is having a new ownership celebration Dec. 4 at 1505 Adams Ave., La Grande. The all-day celebration also marks the business’ seventh anniversary. The grand opening of the shop under new owner Kate Schaffner will include food, drinks, raffles and prizes from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. At noon, there will be a ribbon cutting ceremony. The Union County Chamber of Commerce encourages the community to stop by and help the business celebrate seven years of serving La Grande and Union County.

Baker City businesses invited to participate in Baker Bucks program

BAKER CITY — Baker City’s Nov. 30 Shop Small Saturday is a day dedicated to celebrating small businesses and recognizing everything they do for their communities. The all-day event is hosted by the Baker County Chamber of Commerce and Visitor’s Bureau and the Blue Mountain Community College Small Business Development Center. Businesses across Baker County will have amazing sales, new products and fun giveaways. Local businesses are invited to participate in the Shop Small event and to contribute to the the Baker Bucks Raffle.

Baker Bucks may be purchased from the Baker County Chamber of Commerce by consumers and used at the following businesses, on Shop Small Saturday and year-round:

  • Albertsons
  • Appliances & More
  • Baker Botanicals
  • Baker Heritage Museum
  • Baker County Chamber Store
  • Baker County YMCA
  • Baker Food Co-op
  • BELLA Main Street Market
  • Betty's Book
  • Carpet One Floor & Home
  • Cashway Lumber
  • Chill’Z Frozen Yogurt
  • Cody's General Store
  • Copper Belt Tasting Room
  • Crossroads Carnegie Art Center
  • D&B supply
  • D&J Tacos
  • Davis Computers
  • Elkhorn Embroidery
  • Eastern Oregon Regional Theatre
  • Grocery Outlet
  • Haines Gold Rush Gifts
  • Haines Steakhouse
  • Hearts and Petals Flower Shoppe
  • Heavens Best Carpet Cleaning
  • Little Bagel Shop
  • Lube Depot
  • Mad Matilda's Coffee House
  • McElroy Printing
  • Oregon Trail Restaurant
  • Peterson's Gallery & Chocolatier
  • Queen City Modern
  • Safeway
  • Succulent Hub
  • Sycamore Tree
  • Thatcher's Ace Hardware
  • Therapeutic Massage

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