Staff Reporters

Tuesday’s Brown Bag goes below surface of Lostine River

JOSEPH — For the Aug. 14 Josephy Brown Bag, Mary Edwards, retired biologist and photographer with the Nez Perce Tribe Fisheries Research Division, will present “Below the Liquid Line,” a summary of her 16 years in (not “on”) the Lostine River. Edwards spent much of her fisheries career assisting in the recovery of spring Chinook salmon, which required snorkeling the Lostine from the confluence up to Turkey Flat to collect juvenile salmon for the recovery program. Edwards’ talk accompanies a month-long art exhibit featuring photos and paintings of the Lostine River corridor. Brown Bags are free and begin at noon at the Josephy Center on Main Street in Joseph. Bring a lunch if you like.

LHS announces back-to-school information

LA GRANDE — High school students who are new to La Grande School District and have not pre-registered may register and meet with a school counselor Aug. 15-16. Appointments are not necessary. Drop in from 8 a.m. to noon, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. or 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday. On Friday, open hours are from 8 a.m. to noon only.

Students who have pre-registered, including incoming freshmen, may come on the following days to pick up class schedules, have school pictures taken, get a student ID and pay fees.

• seniors and juniors: 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 19

• sophomores and freshmen: 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Aug. 20

Pre-registered students should have received a student information form by mail, which must be returned with a parent signature to receive the class schedule.

The first day of school for freshmen and new students is Aug. 26 at 9:20 a.m. All students attend school from 8:20 a.m. to 3:10 p.m. beginning Aug. 27. For more information, call the LHS Counseling Office at 541-663-3310.

IMESD Board meets Wednesday

PENDLETON — The Board of Directors of the InterMountain Education Service District will have a regular board meeting at 10:45 a.m. Aug. 14 at the IMESD, 2001 SW Nye Ave., Pendleton. The meeting will include a presentation on child abuse mandatory reporting.

Pay library fines with school supplies

LA GRANDE — Cook Memorial Library is now accepting school supplies (see the school-approved list below) as payment for library fines. For each item patrons bring in, the library will waive $1 in overdue fines up to $10 per library card. Donations of supplies will also be accepted. Call the library for more information at 541-962-1339.

Supplies for fines list: zipped 3-inch three-ring binder, graph paper composition notebook, single-
subject college-ruled composition notebook, multi-subject spiral notebook with vinyl cover, pencils, pens (black and red), glue sticks, colored pencils, highlighters, college-ruled loose notebook paper, dry-erase markers, dividers, eraser caps, metric ruler, pencil pouch, scissors, white 3x5 index cards (lined), pencil sharpener, facial tissue, pink pearl eraser, sticky notes (small and large), 24-count multi-colored fine point sharpies, ultra-fine tip medium black sharpies; for PE: sports bras, deodorant, athletic socks, non-marking athletic shoes.

Gun club hosts free .22 benchrest match

LA GRANDE — The La Grande Rifle and Pistol Club is hosting a .22 benchrest match Aug. 17. The club will be holding matches on the third Saturday of the month from 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.