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This weekend is, regardless of the COVID 19 pandemic, the weekend before Passover on the Jewish calendar. Which means it is the time of Jesus’ final trip into Jerusalem that would lead up to h…

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Holy Week starts with Palm Sunday, which is April 5 this year. In this week, we will remember our Lord’s Passion on Maundy Thursday and Good Friday. Maundy is a Latin word that means “mandate”…

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Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has directed everyone in the state to stay at home to the maximum extent possible to stem the spread of COVID-19. The order remains in effect until Brown decides to end it.

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Willie Myers celebrated her 80th birthday March 25. Her family encourages her friends to call and wish her a happy birthday.

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SALEM — Union County deputy sheriff Kyle Witty was among the Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training’s 395th Basic Police Class that graduated Feb. 14 at the Oregon Public Sa…

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LA GRANDE — La Grande High School released the following list of students who earned a place on the honor roll for the first semester of the 2019-2010 academic year. These students earned a GP…

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LA GRANDE — The Observer is seeking comments from community members on spiritual matters. If you would like to share how you experience spirituality or have announcements or other news, email …

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There is something glorious about the smell of freshly manicured grass, the sound of baseballs slapping into leather gloves and the crack of the bats as players swing away in batting cages.

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Busy gardeners are discovering what our grandmothers knew. Peonies are hardy, beautiful and easy to grow. Each spring they bloom so profusely that you can cut large bouquets and no one will no…

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Participants view auction items at Saturday night’s banquet of the Union/Wallowa Chapter of the Oregon Hunters Association in La Grande. While most local organizations canceled events due to t…

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LA GRANDE — The Observer is seeking comments from community members on spiritual matters. If you would like to share how you experience spirituality or have announcements or other news, email …

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I know that life sometimes can be difficult. It seems I’m always writing about the struggles of spiritual warfare, but we cannot deny the Christian life is filled with battles. However, there …

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Ever grows the glory of one who is energetic, mindful and pure in conduct, discerning and self-controlled, righteous and heedful. (Dhammapada 2.24)

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The Cook Memorial Library's new computers arrived this week thanks to the Oregon Community Foundation. Four separate funds under the foundation's umbrella made this grant possible for the La G…

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Glen Henry was born March 3, 1920. His children are hosting a party in his honor March 7 from 1-3 p.m. at the Grande Ronde Retirement Residence, 1809 Gekeler Lane, La Grande. Friends are invit…

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We all have problems occasionally, and there are times when we feel like we've been punched in the gut. I felt like this a couple months ago when one morning I went into my office to start the…