ELGIN — The Elgin School Board will meet tonight. The meeting will start at 6:30 p.m. in Room 15 of Stella Mayfield Elementary School. Graduation requirements will be one of the subjects discussed at the meeting.

Strong Seniors Fitness class offered twice a week in Cove

COVE — Strong Seniors Fitness classes are held from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Cove Baptist Church, 707 Main St. The drop-in fee is $4 per class. The class includes a free evaluation to help identify weaknesses that cause mobility problems and to develop exercise programs that improve functional fitness and prevent future mobility issues. Information on Cove’s senior programs is available at www.coveoregon.org/cove-senior-citizens or by calling Amy Hassinger at 541-910-8803.

Business owners invited to Hot Topics

LA GRANDE — The fall series of Hot Topics, offering conversation and coffee to business owners, will begin at 8 a.m. Sept. 18 at the new IGNITE Center, 104 Depot St., La Grande. Cheryl Hargrove, from WorkSource Oregon, will share resources and answer your questions on how to hire for your business. The event provides an opportunity to get to know your business neighbors and to share your own experiences. The series is sponsored by La Grande Main Street. For more information, go to www.lagrandemainstreet.org.

Union County Museum hosts Third Tuesday

UNION — The September Third Tuesday gathering at the Union County Museum will highlight the talent and knowledge within the museum’s board members and volunteers. Sharon Hohstadt, museum curator, will speak on the Oregon Trail migration, and Anne Rodriguez will share about her successful outreach program, bringing presentations to schools. The Sept. 18 event begins at 7 p.m. in the Little White Church, across Main Street from the museum in Union. The public is welcome.

Members of LHS class of ’69 plan reunion

LA GRANDE — The
La Grande High School class of 1969 will hold a reunion meeting at 6 p.m. Sept. 19 in the banquet room at the Flying J restaurant. Interested classmates are welcome to attend.

IMESD Board meets Wednesday

PENDLETON — The Board of Directors of the InterMountain Education Service District will meet at 5 p.m. Sept. 19 at the IMESD, 2001 SW Nye Ave., Pendleton.

Public invited to comment on Wallowa County state parks plan

LA GRANDE, JOSEPH — Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is accepting public comments on the updated draft master plan for state park properties in Wallowa County. The parks addressed in the plan are Minam State Recreation Area, Wallowa Lake State Park and the Wallowa Lake Highway Forest Scenic Corridor. Members of the public may submit comments at www.wallowastateparksplan.com; mail comments to Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, Attn. Ian Matthews, 725 Summer St. NE, Suite C, Salem 97301; or attend a meeting. Meetings will be held at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 19 at Cook Memorial Library, 2006 Fourth St., La Grande, and at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 20 at the Joseph Community Center, 401 E. First St., Joseph.

The public may attend but not comment at the
Wallowa Master Plan Advisory Committee meeting at 2 p.m. Sept. 20 at the Joseph Community Center. Contact Ian Matthews, OPRD planner, for more information at 503-986-0744 or ian.matthews@oregon.gov . The draft master plan is available at www.wallowastateparksplan.com.

Local organizations must reserve spot at EOU event by Sept. 21

LA GRANDE — EOU is opening up its annual Student Activities Fair to include booths from local organizations. The event, which highlights opportunities for students to get involved on campus and in the community, will run from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 28 in the EOU Quad (weather permitting). To reserve a spot, contact Le Bailey (lbailey@eou.edu) in the Center for Student Involvement by Sept. 21. Visit www.eou.edu/csi/fair for more information.

Teens make string art at Friday’s iCraft

LA GRANDE — The next iCraft for teens at Cook Memorial Library will be held from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 21. The free activity is open to all teens and will feature string art. Supplies are provided, and registration is not needed. The library is located at 2006 Fourth St., La Grande. Call 541-962-1339 for more information on this and other free activities for teens.

Tickets are on sale for Harvest Dinner

LOSTINE — The Wallowa County Farmers Market Harvest Dinner will be held Sept. 22 at the Lostine Tavern. Doors open at 5 p.m. for cocktails and appetizers. Dinner will be served family style at 6 p.m., followed by a celebrity pie auction and live band. Tickets are available for $45 at the Bookloft in Enterprise.

GRH conducts county-wide community health survey

LA GRANDE -— Grande Ronde Hospital’s Community Benefit Subcommittee is currently conducting a survey of Union County residents via the U.S. mail as part of its community health needs assessment process. Hundreds of Union County residents will be randomly selected to receive these confidential and anonymous surveys in the mail. The survey asks questions about general health, risk and protective health factors, and access to health care. The compilation of results will guide GRH, the local public health department and other agencies in collaborative efforts over the next several years. A final community health needs assessment report will be published in 2019. For more information, visit the community benefit section at www.grh.org or contact Wendy Roberts, GRH community benefits officer, at 541-963-1469.

Registration required for gun class

LA GRANDE — The Union County Sheriff’s Office will be offering a concealed handgun class starting promptly at 8 a.m. Sept. 22. The class will be held at the Union County S heriff’s Office, 1109 K Ave., La Grande. The cost of the class is $50, and pre-registration is required. For more information and to register, contact the sheriff’s office at 541-963-1017, option 2 and 3.

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