Cattlemen group will not meet in June

LA GRANDE — The Union County Cattlemen will not have a meeting June 3. The annual picnic has been planned for 1 p.m. July 14 at Catherine Creek State Park. The event is open to the public.

Cove City Council meeting postponed to June 11

COVE — The City of Cove’s next regular council meeting has been changed to June 11. The meeting begins at 7 p.m.

Tickets for Wallowa Lake Tram Party go on sale June 1

ENTERPRISE — The Wallowa County Chamber of Commerce will begin selling tickets to this year’s Wallowa Lake Tram Party on June 1.
All members of the chamber are reminded to reserve their tickets by June 17. The seventh annual WC Chamber’s After Business Hour Tram Party is hosted by Mike Lockhart and Bill Whittemore, owners of the Wallowa Lake Tramway. The Tramway will take people to the top of Mt. Howard between 4 p.m. and
5 p.m. June 19. Price for the Tram and a dinner at the top of Mt. Howard is $15 per person. Proceeds go to marketing Wallowa County.

Faith Lutheran is accepting donated yard sale items

LA GRANDE — Faith Lutheran Church in La Grande is accepting donated items for its annual Mission Benefit Yard Sale, to be held from
8 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 8 at the church, 104 S. 12th St. For more information or to make arrangements, email or call the church office at 541-963-2831.

Color the Blues Autism Walk and Fun Day honors Katie Helman

LA GRANDE — Riverside Park will be the venue for the June 22 Color the Blues Autism Walk and Family Fun Day at the corner of North Spruce Street and Fruitdale in La Grande. The fun begins at
10 a.m. and the 1-mile, fully accessible walk is at 11 a.m. After the walk, a free lunch will be provided for all registered participants.

Online registration is available at Registration before June 4 is $12 for adults and $9 for children (ages 3-12). Registration the day of the event will be $15 for adults and $12 for children. The event is free for age 2 and younger. There will also be face painting, raffles, a bouncy house, pig train, craft and sensory tables, community resource tables, vendors and more.

This year’s walk and Family Fun Day is a memorial walk for Katie Helman of Baker City, one of the region’s autism family members who passed away last fall. Consider wearing rainbow attire in Katie’s honor. All are encouraged to come support Katie’s family and the other families living with autism with a fun day of acceptance and awareness. Registered participants will receive a free T-shirt featuring a design by Katie.

For more information, contact Cassiopaia Smith (541-910-1328 or or JulieKay Dudley (541-562-6137 or

UC Democrats plan community barbecue

LA GRANDE — The Union County Democrats will meet at 6 p.m. June 5 at Umpqua Bank, 1215 Adams Ave., La Grande. The group will discuss its July community barbecue and plans for the primary election.

Free lunches for kids offered all summer

UNION & WALLOWA COUNTIES — Community Connection of Northeast Oregon will begin its free Summer Food Service Program for all children on June 5 at the Riveria Activity Center, 2609 Second St., La Grande. A free lunch will be served to anyone age 1-18 between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Meals are available for adults for $4. All food must be eaten on site at the specified time. The program will run until Aug. 23. The Summer Food Service Program is a federally funded USDA program. For more information, call Jeff Hensley at Community Connection at 541-963-3186.

In Wallowa County, free lunches for age 18 and younger will be served at noon Monday through Thursday at the Enterprise, Joseph and Wallowa city parks. The program is sponsored by Building Healthy Families. For more information, call BHF at 541-426-9411.

ACE seeks volunteer docents

LA GRANDE — Art Center East has launched a new volunteer docent program. Docents greet guests when they walk through the door and can offer basic information. Docents represent Art Center East through their enthusiasm for community, art and culture. ACE docents volunteer two-hour shifts in the gallery (chair and table provided), interacting with visitors and doing simple projects at the docent station as needed. All necessary training is provided, and ACE staff will always be present during docent shifts. If you are interested in learning more, email Sarah West at or call ACE at 541-624-2800.