ISLAND CITY — The winners of the Hog Wild Days Hog Raffle Drawing were Penny Hampton and Matt McGregor. Each won half a hog cut, wrapped and cured, compliments of the Island City Lions Club, Grocery Outlet, Les Schwab and Union Market.

LG Cemetery District meets Tuesday

LA GRANDE — The La Grande Cemetery District Board meets the second Tuesday of the month at
8 a.m. in the Cemetery District office, 401 12th St. This month, the board meets on June 12.

Forest Service Road 7312 closed for bridge replacement

BAKER CITY — Beginning June 7 the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest will temporarily close a segment of Forest Service Road 7312 while a load-bearing bridge that crosses North Fork Anthony Creek is removed and replaced. The bridge is approximately 20 miles west of North Powder. The work is expected to take between 30 and 60 days to complete.

OR 237 and OR 351 closed for local parades

UNION, JOSEPH — Two communities in Eastern Oregon will be holding parade events in their downtown area this month that will cause temporary closures of highways. Travelers are advised to expect delays and detours for the following:

Union’s Eastern Oregon Livestock Show Parade, from noon to 4 p.m. June 8, OR Highway 237, MP 16.08 to MP 16.61, northbound and southbound.

Joseph’s Oregon Mountain Cruise Car Show, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 9, OR Highway 351, MP 0.00 to MP 0.22, northbound and southbound

For questions or help with determining alternate routes, contact the Over-Dimension Permit Unit Monday through Friday between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. at 503-373-0000.

Job Fair geared toward Healthcare industry

ENTERPRISE — Worksource is hosting a Job Fair at the Prairie Creek Center, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. June 13 at 104 Litch St., in Enterprise. It will be focused on the Healthcare industry and will be a free event for the public as well as for businesses wanting to host a table. Contact Kimberly Nevil at 541-963-7111 for more information or to secure a spot.

Youth Volleyball Camp hosted by high school volleyball team

LA GRANDE — A volleyball camp for girls and boys hosted by the high school volleyball team will be held at the La Grande High School June 11 to June 13. First through fourth graders will meet from 9 a.m. to noon and fifth through eighth graders will meet from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. The cost is $45 and includes a T-shirt. Registration is requested. For more information contact Coach Becker-Bisenius at 541-663-3461 or .

La Grande School District holds two meetings in one night

LA GRANDE — The La Grande School District Board of Directors and the Bond Oversight Committee members will be meeting for a Special Board Meeting/Work Session at 5 p.m. on June 13. The purpose of the meeting is to update the Bond Oversight Committee members on items relating to the bond. Following this meeting at 7 p.m. will be a regular board meeting for the Board of Directors. Both meetings will be in the District Office Conference Room, 1305 N. Willow St.

Healthy IEP team dynamics are the focus of webinar

LA GRANDE — Parents are invited to join FACT Oregon’s IEP webinar on June 13 to discuss healthy team dynamics, approaches to resolving disagreements and maximizing participation. This is a free webinar for parents of students with disabilities. An understanding of the IEP process is recommended prior to this training. Register at

Nez Perce artist expounds on his sculpture for Main Street

JOSEPH — The Josephy Center commissioned Nez Perce artist Doug Hyde through an Oregon Community Foundation “Creative Heights” grant to complete a sculpture for Joseph’s Main Street. At 7 p.m. on June 14 he will be at the Josephy Center for Arts and Culture to talk about this project.

Cove, Elgin libraries host summer reading program

COVE, ELGIN — The Cove Public Library is having a summer reading program from 11 a.m. to noon every Thursday from June 14 through August 16. Children of all ages are invited to come see why “Libraries Rock.” Call Donna at 541-568-4230 for more information.

The “Libraries Rock” program is also being offered at Elgin’s library. The summer reading program in Elgin will run from June 14 through July and its target audience is toddlers up to age 14. Those who complete their goal will be given a certificate for books, made possible by donations from the Elgin Lions. For more information, call the library at 541-437-2860.

Family forestland owners can receive hands-on training

UNION — Family forestland owners can substantially reduce their risks from wildfires through proactive management techniques such as thinning trees, pruning limbs and piling and disposing of slash. Firewise Techniques is an opportunity to get hands-on training with forest and fire professionals from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on June 16 at 52843 Highway 203 in Union. For more information and to RSVP call Bob Parker at the Baker County Extension office at 541-523-6418 or go online at

Josephy Center invites submissions of barn tour–inspired artwork

JOSEPH — Josephy Center invites you to capture moments for a fall exhibit while enjoying one of the local barn tours. Go to the Wallowa County Chamber of Commerce or the Josephy Center for Arts and Culture to pick up a map. Choose a route, take your art supplies and help celebrate this tour and the surrounding area by submitting your work digitally to Megan at by Sept. 1. The exhibit will run Oct. 6 through Dec. 4.

Online tool helps determine wildfire risk in Oregon

SALEM — The Oregon Department of Forestry has introduced a new online tool that will help community planners and the public learn about wildfire risk across the state. It will deliver the most current wildfire risk information and can be found on the Oregon Explorer website,

Wallowa Fiddle Tunes Camp set for July

WALLOWA — The Wallowa Valley Music Alliance is pleased to present the 14th Annual Wallowa Fiddle Tunes Camp on July 8 through July 13 at the Wallowa School. This week-long camp is for individuals and families. Appalachian Southern Fiddle Tunes will be explored with lead instructors Maggie Lind (banjo), Patrick Lind (guitar) and Lisa Ornstein (fiddle). There will be dancing for campers and the community, as well as a mini-camp for younger kids. For information, and to register, visit The fee for camp is $200 with the cost of lunches at $62 for the week. Camp director Carla Arnold can be reached at 541-663-0776 (home) or 541-786-4535 (cell).