The La Grande School Board will meet Wednesday for its regular monthly meeting. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. in the conference room of Willow Elementary School, 1305 N. Willow St.

Vendors sought for Christmas Bazaar

Vendors who would like to set up a table at the Dec. 9 La Grande Nazarene Christmas Bazaar may contact Candy Blackman to reserve a space at 541-786-2085. The cost is $25 per table. Vendor applications can be picked up at the church office or by emailing .

The bazaar will run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the church, 109 18th St., La Grande. Proceeds will benefit the church’s play structure fund.

EOLS directors meet tomorrow

UNION — The November meeting of the Directors of the Eastern Oregon Livestock Show is scheduled for Nov. 14. The meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. in the clubhouse on Delta Street in Union.

IC Cemetery District to meet Nov. 14

ISLAND CITY — The Island City Cemetery Maintenance District will have a special meeting at 10 a.m. Nov. 14 in the Island City City Hall. Cemetery guidelines will be discussed. All are welcome to attend.

Play bingo in Elgin every Wednesday

ELGIN — The Elgin Lions invite everyone to play bingo on Wednesday evenings throughout the winter at the Elgin Community Center, 260 N. 10th Ave. Doors open at 6 p.m., and games begin at 6:30. Concessions are available. Contact Bob Thomas at 541-437-2705 for more.

Families welcome at LMS assembly

La Grande Middle School will hold first-quarter honor roll assemblies Nov. 15-17. Families are welcome to attend. Honor roll assemblies take place in the LMS gym at 8:25 a.m. Wednesday’s assembly is for 6th-grade students. The Thursday assembly is for 7th- and 8th-grade students with advisory teachers Bedolla, Benson, Crow, Foggia, Kretschmer, McIlmoil, Patrick, Remily, Thurman and Wagner. Friday’s assembly is for 7th- and 8th-grade students with advisory teachers Bisenius, Carson, Fritz, Lair, Nickerson and Schow.

Win a turkey at Wallowa Bingo Night

WALLOWA — The Friends of the Wallowa School District is having a fundraising Bingo night from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 16 at the Wallowa Senior Center. Families are welcome. There will be free snacks and prizes for young and old, including turkeys.

Best time to learn about hospice care is before you need it

November is National Hospice Palliative Care Month. Hospice services provide comfort, dignity and respect for people coping with a serious or life-limiting illness. According to a Grande Ronde Hospital Hospice press release, the best time to learn about hospice or palliative care — and to make plans for the kind of care you or a loved one want — is before you are faced with a medical crisis. More information is available by calling 541-963-2273 (CARE).

DAR announces essay contest

The Lone Pine Tree Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution invites local students to participate in the 2017 DAR essay contest. The contest is open to all local fifth- and sixth-grade students, whether in public or private school or home-schooled. Winning essays will be submitted for judging on the state level, then on to divisional and national levels.

According to, each student participant receives a certificate of participation from the chapter, and the chapter winners receive bronze medals and certificates. State winners receive certificates and silver medals. National winners receive special certificates, medals and a monetary award. The topic and other information is available at schools and public libraries and by calling Joan Smith at 541-963-4861.

George Venn gives poetry reading

Former English professor George Venn will read from his most recent book of poetry Nov. 16 in

Eastern Oregon University’s library. Venn, a literary historian and writer in residence at EOU, will share excerpts from “Lichen Songs” beginning at 7 p.m. Venn said the collection, currently nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, serves as a companion to last year’s “Beaver’s Fire,” which compiled his regional and historical writing. Learn more at

EOU Trustees discuss new tools for tracking progress

Eastern Oregon University’s Board of Trustees will hold its next regular meeting at 10 a.m. Nov. 16 in Inlow Hall, Room 201, on the EOU campus in La Grande. Board members will discuss new tools for tracking progress toward the university’s 2029 goals and will review the recently completed self-evaluation process, the current year’s budget and a proposal to use additional state bond funds to improve the track facility. The board will also review preparations for institutional accreditation and meet several newly hired academic leaders.

The meeting is open to the public and will be streamed live at Access meeting materials and signup for public comment at schedule.

Teens tackle tangled poetry

Cook Memorial Library is offering Teen iCraft at 4 p.m. Nov. 17 in the library’s community room. Teens will create tangled poetry. This free activity is open to anyone in middle or high school. Supplies are provided and registration is not needed. View the Teen iCraft flyer and watch for upcoming events on the library’s web, Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest pages.

Methodist Market offers bargains, treasures

JOSEPH — The Joseph Methodist Market will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 17 and 18 at The Place, on Lake Street next to the church. The annual holiday market will feature canned goods, baked goodies and candy, jams and jellies, homemade soup, gift baskets and homemade gifts and crafts. In addition to the bargains and treasures, cinnamon rolls and coffee will be available, and a soup and pie lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information call 541-263-1519.

Wallowa Lake Lodge hosts Almost Thanksgiving Dinner

WALLOWA LAKE — The Almost Thanksgiving Dinner at Wallowa Lake Lodge will be held Nov. 18. A no-host beer and wine bar opens at 5 p.m., followed by dinner at 6 p.m. Tickets are $35 and include gratuity. Special entertainment will be provided by pianist Gail Swart. Call 541-263-1663 for more information.

South Fork Grange to hold harvest potluck

LOSTINE — South Fork Grange invites the community to a harvest potluck at 6 p.m. Nov. 18. The grange will provide turkey, ham and drinks. Participants are asked to bring a salad or dessert to share. Live music will round out the evening. South Fork Grange is on Roswell Street, off Highway 82. For more information, call Anne at 541-263-1994.

Prepare for holiday rush with coloring therapy

Cook Memorial Library is hosting a coloring therapy event for adults only from 10 a.m. to noon Nov. 18 in the library’s community room. Coloring pages and materials will be provided, but participants may bring their own. This time of calm creativity in the midst of pre-holiday busy-ness is free and registration is not required. Contact Rose at the library for more information at 541-962-1339.

Spaghetti dinner benefits greenhouse

ENTERPRISE — St. Patrick Episcopal Church, 100 NE Third Street, Enterprise, is hosting a community spaghetti dinner from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 18. At-will donations will benefit the

Main Street Garden’s effort to build a greenhouse in the spring of 2018.

Commission discusses parking, traffic, street maintenance

The City of La Grande Parking, Traffic Safety and Street Maintenance Advisory Commission will meet Nov. 20 in the Community Room at Cook Memorial Library, 2006 Fourth St. The meeting begins at 5:30 p.m. For more information call 541-962-1325.

GRH Auxiliary learns about security

GRH Auxiliary’s November meeting will be held Nov. 20 the Island City City Hall. Refreshments will be available at 9 a.m. and the meeting begins at 9:30 a.m. Elaine Larochelle will speak to the group about hospital security.