LHS students and staff evacuated after fire alarm

LA GRANDE — La Grande High School reported that the school experienced a fire alarm Thursday prior to the start of school “resulting in an orderly evacuation of students and staff from the building.” Emergency responders traced the alarm to a mechanical room. HVAC workers have been working in the building this week in these types of areas, and it was determined that this likely was the cause of the alarm. According to the Aug. 29 report, “All students and staff are safe and accounted for, and we know of no actual danger posed to them. We appreciate the cooperation and quick response of local EMS workers to LHS.”

ACE offers homeschool art class in September

LA GRANDE — “Homeschool Art: From Van Gogh to Kahlo” will be held at 1:15 p.m. on Wednesdays in September at Art Center East, 1006 Penn Ave., La Grande. The class will explore art history using great and not-as-well-known artworks as inspiration to create original work in various mediums. According to ACE, the class is “a great introduction to art-making and art history for homeschoolers.” The month-long course is open to age 6 and older. For more information on registration and cost, stop by Art Center East, go to www.artcentereast.org or call 541-624-2800. Registration by Sept. 1 is encouraged.

Cove City Council meets Tuesday

COVE — The City of Cove will hold its regular council meeting on Sept. 3. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. at Cove City Hall, 504 Alder. The meeting will include a first reading of an ATV ordinance, a time for public comment, and an executive session pursuant to ORS 192.660(2)(h).

Register by Sept. 4 for fundraising golf tournament

ENTERPRISE — The Enterprise/Joseph Lions Club is hosting a golf tournament Sept. 7 at Alpine Meadows Golf Course benefitting Chief Joseph Summer Camp’s programs and facilities. In 2018, Chief Joseph Summer Camp, a week-long day camp where Wallowa County kids have made memories for generations, moved to Ferguson Ridge Ski Area, owned by the Lions Club. The new location was a huge success and this summer nearly 140 campers, counselors and volunteers convened for games, exploration and fun. The proceeds from the golf tournament will help continue this new tradition of summer camp at Ferguson Ridge.

The tournament is a four-person scramble format and entry is $50 per person. The entry deadline is Sept. 4. Registration forms are available at www.golfalpinemeadows.com or www.skifergi.com. Forms and fees can be delivered to Alpine Meadows or emailed to bjables@eoni.com . For more information email bjables@eoni.com . Late registration is at 7:30 a.m. the day of the tournament. Shotgun start is at 9 a.m.

Advance tickets on sale for 3rd Battalion Reunion Weekend

LA GRANDE — The 3rd Battalion, 116th Cavalry Regiment Reunion Weekend, presented by the 3rd Battalion Officers Association, is set for Sept. 14-15 in La Grande. Current and former members of the regiment are invited to a weekend of fellowship with comrades and their families. A pool tournament with prizes and food is planned for Sept. 14 at the American Legion Post 43, 301 Fir St. On Sunday, there will be an informal dinner with special guest Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Raymond Rees at the Blue Mountain Conference Center, 404 12th St. A social hour begins at 1 p.m., followed by dinner at 2 p.m. Casual attire is requested. The Legion will provide a no-host bar.

Advance tickets are $20 and may be purchased at 3-116cav.brownpapertickets.com, the Blue Mountain Conference Center, the American Legion, Joe Beans Coffee (1009 Adams Ave.) and Denny’s (2604 Island Ave., ask for the manager). After Sept. 5, the ticket price increases to $25. For more information, contact Master Sgt. (Ret.) Lowell Beeman at 541-963-9084 or 541-786-5605.

Teen book clubs resume at library

LA GRANDE — Cook Memorial Library is seeking new members for the its teen book clubs. This is a free activity, held on the first Thursday of the month in the library’s Community Room. On Sept. 5, the middle school book club will meet from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., and the high school book club will meet from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 pm. For more information, call 541-962-1339 or visit the library at 2006 Fourth St., La Grande.

New Christian radio station on the valley’s airwaves

SUMMERVILLE — The Summerville Baptist Church announced a new Christian radio station is now available for listening in the Grande Ronde Valley. KOLU and Riverview Baptist Church from Pasco, Washington, have placed a translator on Mt. Harris to translate Christian Family Radio to the towns in our valley. Tune in to 93.7 FM throughout the valley for “a wonderful line-up of good, conservative Christian music from choirs to Gospel quartets and instrumental to bluegrass.” The radio station will also broadcast programs for all ages and Bible preaching from churches far and near.

UC Cattlemen meeting rescheduled

ISLAND CITY — Union County Cattlemen will not meet Monday evening due to the Labor Day holiday. The group will instead have a business meeting Sept. 9. The meeting, held at the Ag Service Center in Island City, is open to the public.