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The First Presbyterian Church in downtown La Grande will remain closed to in-person services through December, as is posted on their entryway. Faith services in Union County are expected to be…

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Craig Beverage, the owner of Craig’s Antiques, 1409 Adams Ave., La Grande, puts up a United States flag, Monday, Nov. 23, 2020, outside his store. The flag is one of three American flags he pu…

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Bruce Johnson, left, and Ryan Westenskow work on a little library recently built at Sunnyhill Park, La Grande. Zachary Lauritzen and Sharon Bullock also donated their time and skills to instal…

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UNION COUNTY — Beginning Friday, Nov. 27, students will be selling Christmas trees to raise funds for a future excursion to Philadelphia. The group is made up of Imbler, Elgin and homeschooled…

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LA GRANDE — Community Connection of Northeast Oregon is seeking veterans who are first-time homebuyers in four Eastern Oregon counties for the Veteran’s Down Payment Assistance Loan Program.

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Late one stormy London night in 1763, a man filled with despair was determined to end his life. He hired a driver to take him to the river and was convinced that if he could only cast himself …

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Students in Eastern Oregon University’s pre-professional health programs and Northeast Oregon Area Health Education Center’s program volunteer at the weekly food bank at Mountain Life Church, …

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JOSEPH — Third graders all over Wallowa County were the recipients of a unique gift late last month, as the Hurricane Creek Grange handed out student dictionaries as part of its education program.

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JOSEPH — Denise Elizabeth Stone, of La Grande, was voted winner of the People’s Choice Award at the “Hello From Lockdown” art exhibit that ended Wednesday, Nov. 18, at the Josephy Center for A…

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Red dresses hang from trees at Eastern Oregon University on Monday, Nov. 16, 2020, to raise awareness about murdered and missing indigenous women and children. Members of the Native American P…

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There is a verse in Jeremiah’s compelling letter to the Israelite exiles in Babylon that arrests me whenever I read it. God says to his people: “You will seek me and find me when you seek me w…

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Greg Kitchin clears leaves from a portion of Eastern Oregon University’s campus in La Grande on Monday, Nov. 16, 2020. Kitchin is an EOU employee.

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JOSEPH — As the COVID-19 pandemic has been affecting nearly all aspects of our lives, the Josephy Center for Arts and Culture turned it into something positive, as the approximately six-week e…

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Desires employee Tanner Tracy paints a cornucopia Saturday morning, Nov. 14, 2020, on the store’s windows at 1105 Washington Ave., La Grande, in preparation for Thanksgiving. The store’s gener…

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It’s beautiful when it comes down, but snow removal can be a pain. Yet these two don’t seem to mind shoveling the white stuff Friday, Nov. 13, 2020, off an Adams Avenue sidewalk in La Grande.

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JOSEPH — The Wallowa Valley Photo Club has gathered to bring a photo exhibit full of landscapes, animals and unique images of the world around us at the Josephy Center for Art and Culture.

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ASSISI, Italy — The Catholic Church on Oct. 10 at a special Mass at the Basilica of Saint Francis of Assis beatified 15-year-old Carlo Acutis. The action puts the late teenager one step away f…

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LA GRANDE — The La Grande Public Works Department and Waste-Pro will begin the annual leaf removal project Monday, Nov. 16, at 7 a.m. The project will continue until all streets have been clea…

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LA GRANDE — Whether you need clothes, furniture or help with mowing your lawn, the Buy Nothing La Grande/Island City and Surrounding Areas Facebook group has you covered. The group is part of …

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Art Center East in La Grande is opening its Dia de los Muertos ofrenda, or offering, to visitors until Monday, Nov. 9, 2020. The exhibit provides gallery visitors a chance to participate in ce…

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LA GRANDE — The Eastern Oregon University football team partnered with the Greater Oregon STEM Hub to put together activity boxes for fourth-grade students in Union, Grant, Harney, Wallowa, Ba…

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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.

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WALLA WALLA — The Walla Walla Veterans Affairs office announced it is offering a new program to help through the difficulties COVID-19 has created. Led by Troy Parson, the Walla Walla chapter …