COVE — The March 2 senior lunch at the Cove Baptist Church will feature beef Stroganoff with egg noodles, broccoli, orange cloud salad and rolls, with chocolate cupcakes for dessert. There is a $5 charge per meal. Coffee and tea are available at noon and meal is served at 12:30 p.m. RSVP by Feb. 26 by calling Imie Bristow at 541-568-4545 or Betsy Arnson at 541-568-4902.
Reserve your seat at next week’s Women’s Connection luncheon
LA GRANDE — The theme of the La Grande Women’s Connection no-host spring luncheon set for March 2 will be “Seeds from the Word of God.” The event begins at noon at the Flying J Restaurant. To reserve your seat, call 541-786-0305. Anyone who brings a first-time guest will receive a special prize.
Elgin School Board meets Monday
ELGIN — The Elgin School Board will meet at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 26 in Room 15 of Stella Mayfield Elementary School. The 2018-19 school calendar will be one of the subjects discussed at the meeting.
Jump-start your future health career
LA GRANDE — Registration closes March 15 for the 2018 MedQuest Health Career Exploration Camp offered by the Northeast Oregon Area Health Education Center. Students completing grades 9-12 are eligible to apply for the camp, which will be held June 18-22 on the Eastern Oregon University campus. Participants will shadow medical professionals, and sit in on presentations and medical panels and are given real-life experiences such as witnessing surgeries or riding along on ambulance calls.
Approximately 35 students will be selected state-wide, based on recommendations, GPA and the quality of their applications. First-time participants are given preference.
Cost is $400, and a limited number of scholarships are available. Register at www.neoahed.org/programs/medquest. For more information, contact Brittany Hargrove at 541-962-3422 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
EOU Chemistry Club hosts webinar about opioid addiction
LA GRANDE — The American Chemical Society’s research on opioids and the science of addiction will be featured in an on-campus webinar at Eastern Oregon University Feb. 27 in Badgley Hall, Room 102. In the United States, overdose deaths from opioid use have nearly tripled in the last 15 years. More than 30,000 opioid-related deaths occurred in 2016 alone. The free webinar will explore how the problem has become so widespread and how chemistry can be used to fight this growing epidemic.
The webinar, hosted by EOU’s Chemistry Club, begins at 4 p.m.; participants are asked to be seated by 3:50 p.m. All interested community members and students are welcome. The webinar will be especially beneficial to teachers and school staff, health care professionals, social workers and addiction counselors.
Tickets on sale now for OHA banquet
LA GRANDE — The Union/Wallowa County chapter of the Oregon Hunters Association will hold its annual fundraising banquet March 17 at the Blue Mountain Conference Center, 404 12th St., La Grande. Doors open at 5 p.m. The event will include more than 30 guns as prizes, raffles, live and silent auctions, and games. Youth are welcome and each will be given a gift and a raffle ticket for a gun drawing. Veterans will receive a free ticket for a gun drawing. According to organizers, tickets usually sell out so early purchase is recommended. For ticket information, call Jed at 541-562-6267 or Morgan at 541-786-1283.
Delivery available for Union senior lunch
UNION — Every Tuesday, a senior meal is served at the Union Methodist Church. All seniors are welcome to come for coffee at 11 a.m. and a home-cooked meal at noon. Delivery in Union is also available, with donations requested for the service. To arrange delivery, call the church at 541-562-5848 the morning of the meal.
Veterans ski for free Monday at Anthony Lakes
NORTH POWDER — The annual Veterans Benefit and Winter Festival will be conducted at Anthony Lakes Mountain Resort from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 26. Veterans and their families ski for free all day and will also be given lunch, gear rental and lessons at no cost. Information on veterans supportive services will be provided throughout the event. To register and for more information, call Byron Whipple at 541-962-8802 or Rick Gloria at 541-523-8223.