COVE — The next senior meal in Cove will be held Feb. 5 at the Ascension School’s Founder’s Hall. The Tuesday lunch will feature beef stroganoff, egg noodles, peas and carrots, green salad and rolls, plus apple crisp for dessert. There is a $5 charge per meal. Coffee and tea are available at noon, and the meal is served at 12:15 p.m. RSVP by calling Imie Bristow at 541-568-4545 or Betsy Arnson at 541-568-4902 by Jan. 31.

Families welcome at LMS honor roll assemblies

LA GRANDE — Families of students named to the La Grande Middle School’s
honor roll for the second quarter of 2018-19 are invited to attend assemblies Jan. 30-31 and Feb. 1 in the LMS gym. Each assembly begins at 8:25 a.m. The sixth-grade assembly will be held Wednesday. Thursday’s assembly is for seventh- and eighth-grade students with these advisory teachers: Bedolla, Carson, Fritz, Leavitt, McIlmoil, Patrick, Remily, Singer. and Thurman. Friday’s assembly is for seventh- and eighth-grade students with these advisory teachers: Bisenius, Benson, Foggia, Kretschmer, Lair, Nickerson and Schow.

Learn about saving money on natural gas bills

LA GRANDE — The Energy Trust of Oregon and Union County Progressives are co-hosting an informational program on saving money on natural gas bills, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 31 at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 1001 O Ave., La Grande. Susan Badger-Jones, Eastern Oregon outreach manager for Energy Trust of Oregon, will give an overview of energy saving tips, natural gas efficiency, and new technical services and financial incentives available to customers of Avista Natural Gas for new and existing homes, businesses and industry. The event is free and open to the public. More information is available at or by calling 541-663-6468.

Sign up now for free adult GED prep workshops

LA GRANDE — The Eastern Oregon Workforce Board and Training Employment Consortium will be offering free evening adult GED preparation services beginning Jan. 31. Services will include individualized instruction, study materials, testing fees, links to studying tools and resources. Those interested must call and reserve a space for orientation and registration before you can access the GED services. The first orientation will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday at 1901 Adams Ave., La Grande. An additional orientation is planned for 4 p.m. Feb. 5. Call soon to reserve your spot for orientation. For more information, call Lynn at 541-963-7111, ext. 233.

EOU Trustees meet twice this week

Eastern Oregon University Board of Trustees is splitting its regular meeting between two days this quarter. Trustees will convene for work sessions Jan. 30 and then return Jan. 31 for a regular meeting. The work sessions commence Wednesday afternoon with discussions on strategic planning and online partnership. The regular meeting opens Thursday morning with President’s Remarks and other public comments. On the agenda is a presentation on the statewide higher education strategy and a proposal to add an accounting major to EOU’s curriculum. The board will also consider amendments to its presidential evaluation process and discuss collective bargaining in an executive session.

La Grande School Board meets Thursday

LA GRANDE — The Board of Directors of the
La Grande School District will hold a special board meeting/work session beginning at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 31 in the District Office Conference Room, 1305 N. Willow. The board will also be meeting in an executive session pursuant to ORS 192.660(2)(b) to hear complaints brought against employees.

Ceramic creations must be claimed by Feb. 1

LA GRANDE — Art Center East, 1006 Penn Ave., La Grande, is in the process of its annual studio shelf cleaning. Ceramics students or studio renters have until Feb. 1 to claim their pieces. Un-fired or un-glazed pieces may be finished during the Ceramics Open Studio hours in January: from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays and from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesdays.

Buy books and baked goods Saturday

WALLOWA — The Friends of the Wallowa Library will hold its annual Book and Bake Sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 2 at the Wallowa Senior Center. Books and baked goods, including pie by the slice, will be available. For questions call Sally at 541-886-4012.