Observer Staff

Tomorrow’s pancake breakfast benefits volunteer firefighters

LA GRANDE — The La Grande Fire Department’s annual pancake breakfast will be served from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. July 20 at the fire station, 1806 Cove Ave. Cost is $7, or $5 for children younger than 12. Proceeds from the breakfast benefit the La Grande Fire Department’s Volunteer Association training fund.

Gun club hosts free .22 benchrest match

LA GRANDE — The La Grande Rifle and Pistol Club is hosting a .22 benchrest match July 20. The club will be holding matches on the third Saturday of the month through October. The free matches are for .22 long rifle only. Participants will need 40 rounds plus sighters to shoot the match. Sign-in begins at 8:30 a.m. and the match kicks off at 9 a.m. Hearing and eye protection are required. For more information, call Dick at 541-963-8624.

Public Transit bids farewell to Angie Peters

LA GRANDE — A farewell event for Angie Peters will be held from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. July 24 in the Transit Hub, 2204 E. Penn, La Grande. The community is welcome to stop by and wish Peters well on her next adventure.

Library offers access to free online craft classes

LA GRANDE — Cook Memorial Library now provides access to, an online platform with more than 1,000 arts and craft video classes. From textiles to baking, jewelry to painting, CreativeBug provides instructions and inspiration for all interests and skill levels. To access CreativeBug, users need a library account. See the link at or come by the library, 2006 Fourth St., La Grande, to sign up for a card. Contact the library for more information at 541-962-1339.

La Grande High School Class of 1974 plans reunion

LA GRANDE — Members of the La Grande High School Class of 1974 are reminded to pay their registration fee as soon as possible for the upcoming 45th reunion. The $40 fee may be sent to Jackie Boehne, 66905 Market Lane, Cove 97824; by PayPal to; or by calling 541-786-4228 or 541-963-8261. The reunion will be held Aug. 2-3 and will include a Friday night get-together at Bud Jackson’s and a catered dinner and other activities beginning at 4 p.m. Saturday at the White Barn Estate on Hunter Road.

Oregon Trail Electric Co-op Board meets Tuesday

BAKER CITY — The Oregon Trail Electric Cooperative Board of Directors will meet July 23 in Baker City. The meeting will begin at 9 a.m. at OTEC Headquarters, 4005 23rd St., and will include an executive session.

LG School Board interviews board candidates

LA GRANDE — The Board of Directors of the La Grande School District will hold a special meeting at 6 p.m. July 30 in the District Office Conference Room at 1305 N. Willow. The purpose of the meeting will be to interview candidates for a vacant board position: Zone 3 (within the city limits of La Grande), Position 5.