Union City Council to meet Monday

UNION — The Union City Council will meet March 25 for a work session. The work session will start at 6 p.m. at city hall. The city’s old ranger station building will be one of the subjects discussed.

GRH offers free blood screenings in April

UNION, ELGIN, LA GRANDE — Grande Ronde Hospital’s annual free community blood screenings are happening in April. Residents have three opportunities to take advantage of more than $150 worth of free blood testing: April 6 at the GRH Union Clinic; April 13 at the GRH Elgin Clinic; or April 27 in downtown La Grande at the GRH Pavilion. All screenings are on Saturday mornings from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. The screenings will be first come first serve with no pre-registration needed. Testing is limited to the first 100 people. Those who will have blood drawn must fast 9-12 hours before the draw (drink plenty of water, though). Grande Ronde Hospital provides this free health service annually for essential screenings to monitor cardiac health, glucose and red blood cell count. For more information, call 541-963-1418 or 541-963-1480

Participate in Union County Health Status review

LA GRANDE — Interested people who want to know more about what local residents consider to be Union County’s most pressing health concerns are invited to attend the 2019 Union County Health Status Event April 2. Held from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the Blue Mountain Conference Center, 404 12th St., La Grande, the event will include a review of the 2018 Union County Health Survey followed by roundtable discussion time. A light continental breakfast will be available for attendees. The event is free but RSVP is requested for the breakfast count by calling Grande Ronde Hospital Community Relations at 541-963-1418. Go to www.grh.org/about-us/community-benefit/ for more information.

American Legion Auxiliary collects donations for yard sale

LA GRANDE — The American Legion Auxiliary of La Grande is seeking donations for its annual yard sale, to be held March 30. Beginning March 25, members will be accepting clean, usable items (no clothes, bedding or electronics) in the Auxiliary room at 301 Fir St. Large items will be accepted on March 29. For more information or to arrange an earlier drop-off, call 541-963-5141 or contact Jody Craig.

Gardeners learn about plant pathology

ISLAND CITY — The OSU Master Gardener program offers classes to the general public for $5. The March 26 class, “Diagnostics and Plant Pathology,” will be led by OSU Extension Plant Pathologist Ken Frost. The class will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the conference room at the Union County Extension Office, 10507 N. McAlister Road, Island City. For more information and to RSVP for classes, call the Extension Office at 541-963-1010. For photos, upcoming classes and links to research-based gardening info, visit the Union County Master Gardeners Facebook page.

Tai Chi class won’t meet next week

LA GRANDE — The Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance class at the Presbyterian Friendship Center will not meet during spring break. Classes will not be held on March 26 or 28 and will resume April 2. The free class, which is open to all ages and abilities, normally meets at 9 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday. Instruction is provided.

OTEC Board meets in Baker City

BAKER CITY — The Oregon Trail Electric Cooperative Board of Directors will meet at 9 a.m. March 26 at OTEC headquarters, 4005 23rd St., Baker City. Decision items on the agenda include the Scholarship Committee’s recommendations. There will also be an executive session.