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The three-year-old Union County Warming Station program may soon have a new shelter site.

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SALEM — The Oregon Department of Transportation Driver and Motor Vehicle Services is changing office hours on Wednesdays. As of Oct. 16, the DMV will open at 10 a.m. rather than 9 a.m. Closing…

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After eight years with the Union County Safe Communities Coalition, Robin Wortman will be leaving the coalition and returning to her family in Wallowa County. As coalition coordinator, Wortman…

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In the spring of 2009, Ron Nash saw an opportunity with the closing and bankruptcy of Fleetwood Enterprises Inc. and bought the assets of the company he had previously worked for. At the forme…

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LA GRANDE — Fair premiums and market money for 4-H and FFA Union County Fair participants will be available for pickup between 4:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. Oct. 16 in Room 9 at the Ag Services Buildin…

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LA GRANDE — Flu shots are now available free of charge for veterans at the Walla Walla VA Medical Center and its clinics, including the La Grande clinic, 202 12th St. According to the VA, one …

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LA GRANDE — Cook Memorial Library, 2006 Fourth St., La Grande, is offering Teen iCraft at 4 p.m. Oct. 18. This month, teens will paint pumpkins in the Community Room. The free activity is open…

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LA GRANDE — The annual Ducks Unlimited fundraising banquet will be held Oct. 19 at the Blue Mountain Conference Center, 404 20th St., La Grande. Doors open at 5 p.m. The local community has co…

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LA GRANDE — The La Grande Rifle and Pistol Club is hosting a free .22 benchrest match Oct. 19. Sign-in begins at 8:30 a.m. and the match kicks off at 9 a.m. For more information, call Dick at …

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BAKER CITY — October is National Cooperative Month and Oregon Trail Electric Co-op is celebrating by saying thank-you to its more than 23,000 member-owners with a Member Appreciation Day Oct. …

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SALEM — In October, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program recipients may see an increase in their monthly food benefits. Monthly benefit amounts are based on federal guidelines. The annual…

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LA GRANDE — MedQuest alum Alix Cooper, a medical student at Oregon Health and Sciences University, is conducting a research project to see what career paths MedQuest campers have taken. Partic…

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LA GRANDE -— The La Grande High School class of 1954 will meet for lunch at 11:30 a.m. Oct. 15 at the Flying J Restaurant.

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IMBLER — The Imbler School District Board of Directors will meet for a regular session at 7 p.m. Oct. 15 in Room 1 of the Imbler High School. The public is welcome to attend all open sessions …

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LA GRANDE — The Board of Directors of the InterMountain Education Service District will meet for a regional board tour at 8 a.m. Oct. 16. A work session will begin at 3:45 p.m., followed by a …

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LA GRANDE — Community members are invited to a Soup with the Superintendent gathering Oct. 15 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at La Grande Middle School, 1108 Fourth St. Those who attend will share a…

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Sharma Shields will be the guest for the inaugural session of EOU’s Carl and Sandra Ellston Ars Poetica Literary Lecture Series 2019-2020 season. The award-winning author will read selections …

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The La Grande School District’s most recent enrollment figures indicate it has 18 more students than last year.

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LA GRANDE — The Union County Historical Society will hold a meeting and potluck beginning at noon Oct. 12 in the log cabin at the Union County Fairgrounds in La Grande. Guest speaker LaVelle G…

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LA GRANDE — Art Center East has launched a volunteer docent program. Docents greet visitors, answer questions and play an active role in building community around the arts. On Oct. 15, there w…

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LA GRANDE — The second annual Fall Into the Holidays Bazaar will be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 12 at the Union County Fairgrounds, 3604 N. Second St., La Grande. The bazaar will have home…

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UNION — The Union City Council will meet Monday for a work session and its regular monthly meeting. The work session will start at 6 p.m. and  the council meeting will follow. The work session…

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LA GRANDE — On Oct. 15, Side A Brewing will donate 15% of sales (including gift card sales, but not take-out) to Central Elementary School’s PTO. Family Restaurant Night at Side A Brewing will…

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LA GRANDE — Art Center East is accepting registration for a two-day mask making class, to be held on Oct. 14 and 16. Participants will create a one-of-a-kind mask from start to finish, perfect…

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LA GRANDE — The City of La Grande Parks and Recreation’s Pee Wee Basketball League is taking registration for children age 4 and older. The league will provide an introduction to basketball on…

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LA GRANDE — The Union County Public Transit Advisory Council has open seats for prospective voting members. Interested parties are asked to attend the Oct. 16 meeting, which begins at 3 p.m. a…

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UNION — The Union County Museum’s Third Tuesday event on Oct. 15 will begin at 7 p.m. in the Little White Church on Main Street across from the museum. Bev White will give the presentation, “T…

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LA GRANDE — Learn how divorce or separation impacts your children and what you can do to help them at a workshop from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 17 in the Misener Conference Room, 1001 Fourth St…

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LA GRANDE — The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) will issue permits for individuals interested in chaining up commercial vehicles during the winter months along specific sections of …

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The day is fast approaching when people will be legally riding all-terrain vehicles to pick up groceries or visit the post office in Cove.

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The Liberty Theatre, an iconic movie house with a history that dates back to the silent film era, is a quiet but major step closer to being fully restored.

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People should be on the lookout for an individual who might try to scam them with fake gold. 

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The Grande Ronde Model Watershed team will see a familiar face filling the role of executive director. Previously a project coordinator and fish biologist with GRMW, starting at the program in…

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LA GRANDE — Cook Memorial Library will host Teen Writing Circle from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 10. Teen Writing Circle is a place to exchange ideas, brainstorm and get feedback from peers. There i…

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Just before the store closed on Oct. 2, Desires on Washington Avenue in La Grande caught a man on tape shoplifting from the store. The unidentified man put a sex toy in his pocket before walki…

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The future use of the Union United Methodist Church building complex, which dates back to 1905, is in doubt.

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Being a new parent can be a scary and difficult time. Fortunately, there is a free local service that can help. Next Step Pregnancy and Relationship Center seeks to assist new moms and dads, n…

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LA GRANDE — Art Center East announced that beginning this fall, all LivFit classes have moved off-site, including yoga refresh, zumba, pilates, barre and sweat classes). ACE’s former LivFit an…

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ENTERPRISE — U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden will hold a town hall in Wallowa County Oct. 12. In fulfillment of his pledge to hold at least one town hall each year in each of the state’s 36 counties, Wyde…

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LA GRANDE — Community members are invited to a Soup with the Superintendent gathering Oct. 15 at La Grande Middle School, 1108 Fourth St. Those who attend will share a soup supper with George …

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COVE — The Cove FFA’s Fall Fun Run will be on Oct. 12. Participants may run a downhill 5K race or 1-mile fun run. Registration begins at 8 a.m. at the Cove FFA Ag House, 803 Main St. Downhill …

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ISLAND CITY — The Union Soil and Water Conservation District Board will meet at 7 p.m. Oct. 9 at the Union County Extension Office, 10507 N. McAlister Road, Island City. Principal subjects to …