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In Matthew 5:14-16, Jesus talks about the Christian being the light of the world. A light that should not be hidden, but presented for all to see.

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Although the word "providence" is itself not a word in the Bible, we use the term generally to reflect God's loving care of the universe he has created and which he continues to sustain.

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Five pennies in an age when a nickel can buy nothing seem worthless and certainly insignificant. And yet what would you say if I told you, in all seriousness, that these particular pennies are…

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LA GRANDE — Due to system upgrades, no online library services will be available Jan. 15. Be sure to bring your card to check out items. Card registration, holds and renewals will not be avail…

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The Union County Safe Communities Coalition had a fruitful year full of partnerships and working together for a safe, healthy, drug-free community.

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I live in a very inspirational place. On the outside it is a subsidized senior-disabled housing — typical but nice. However, on the inside, instead of the “Island of Misfit Toys” it is the “Is…

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Music figured prominently in the worship of the small congregation where I grew up. To begin Sunday morning worship the pastor might call the congregation to stand and sing and they would resp…

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LA GRANDE — The following students have been named to the La Grande Middle School’s first-quarter honor roll for the 2018-2019 academic year. Students must earn a GPA of 3.50 or higher to be o…

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The Elgin Lions honored the veterans among them during a club meeting. Shown here are Darrin Ward, Kayla Ward, Steve Oliver, Lynn Knopp, Bill Hall, John Broughton, Mike Garver, Jim Hallgarth, …

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The following students at Union High School in seventh through 12th grades earned the academic honor roll of being included on this year’s first-quarter honor roll.

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The following students in seventh through 12th grades at Cove Charter School earned the academic honor of being included on this year’s first-quarter honor roll.

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Braden Flory, of La Grande, was selected to intern with the office of Congressman Chris Stewart in Utah during the fall 2019 semester as part of the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of …

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Barbara Raines, of Wallowa, will be celebrating her 95th birthday on Nov. 20 with her family. Cards may mailed to P.O Box 152, Wallowa 97885.

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Retta (Zachow) Hoxie, of La Grande, was born Nov. 7, 1917, in Cleveland, North Dakota, and has lived in the Grande Ronde Valley since 1952. Her family helped her celebrate her 102nd birthday, …

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Family and friends of Leopoldine “Poldi” Williams, of Union, are invited to join in a 90th birthday party hosted by her children and grandchildren. The celebration will take place from 2 p.m. …

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Duane and Pat Gemaehlich will be celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 9 at the Grande Ronde Retirement Residence, 1809 Gekeler Lane, La Grande. Friends are inv…

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Karen and Corky Hunt were recently recognized by by the Oregon Retired Educators Association for outstanding volunteer work in the community. The Making a Difference Award was presented by Ger…

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The Union FFA was named “Outstanding Chapter”at the recent 2019 District Leadership Camp. The students pose with their award: (front row, left to right) Delaney Klebaum, Jaimee Baxter, Cierra …

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The old Elgin jail of 1896 found a new base at the Elgin Museum. Countryside Sheds took on the task of transporting the very fragile structure across the lot to a cement pad, which required a …

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Stephen Wadner, of Union, was awarded second place in the three-dimensional category at this month’s Art at the Crossroads, Crossroads Carnegie Art Center’s annual open regional show in Baker …

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LA GRANDE — The La Grande Landscape and Forestry Commission gives seasonal awards to residential and commercial properties for efforts to maintain and improve the beauty of La Grande’s environ…

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Members of the La Grande High School Class of 1945 met earlier this month at Island City City Hall for a 74th class reunion. Shown here are classmates John Turner, Arthur Bradley, Bob Madsen, …

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A host of Elgin Lions recently constructed bunk beds for Sleep in Heavenly Peace, a nonprofit organization that aims to ensure all children have a bed to sleep in. The Lions selected a visible…

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An open house to celebrate Randy and Linda Botham’s 50th wedding anniversary will be held from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 21 in the Coe-Kerr Community Center at Cove’s Ascension School Camp and Co…

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The 2019 Oregon East-West All-Star Football Game was held in Baker City in August, with three Wallowa County high school players participating, Tyler Homan, Joseph Eagles, Coy Aschenbrenner, E…

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Sixth-grade students from Keating Elementary School participated in the Daughters of the American Revolution national essay contest. Shown here are the contest winners (left to right): Erika C…

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Timothy and Cathy Stewart, of Walla Walla, Washington, and formerly of Union, recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. A brunch party was hosted by friends Lacey Quiggle and John Br…