ENTERPRISE — Range Rider Saloon, 107 NW First St., Enterprise, is hosting “The Incision of the Hells Canyon,” a Feb. 20 Pub Talk, at 5:30 p.m. The public is welcome to join in the discussion at this free event. Matthew Morris, a PhD student at the University of Oregon, will be discussing the origin of Hells Canyon, North America’s deepest canyon, and will update Wallowa County residents on an active research project being undertaken by the University of Washington, Indiana University and the University of Oregon. This scientific team seeks to unravel the mysteries of the landscape in Northeast Oregon, from lava flows to river-carved canyons. Local geologist Ellen Morris Bishop will also weigh in with some interesting information.
Newspaper delivery may be late
Due to the inclement weather, The Observer’s carriers are having trouble delivering to areas in Cove, Union, Elgin and Wallowa County. The Observer will do its best to deliver the paper in a timely manner while keeping the carriers as safe as possible. If your paper has not arrived by 5 p.m., expect carriers to attempt delivery the next morning. If you do not receive your paper the next day, please call 541-963-3161 between 7:30 a.m. and 5 p.m., or leave a message at 541-975-1690 after business hours.
IMESD Board meets Wednesday
PENDLETON — The Board of Directors of the InterMountain Education Service District will meet for an executive session Feb. 20 to discuss the superintendent evaluation. The meeting begins at 5 p.m. at the IMESD, 2001 SW Nye Ave., Pendleton. A regular meeting will follow
Help kids cope with divorce, separation
LA GRANDE — Learn how divorce or separation impacts your children and what you can do to help them at a workshop offered from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 28 in the Misener Conference Room, 1001 Fourth St., La Grande. The workshop is facilitated by Mary Lu Pierce and sponsored by the Family Law Advisory Committee. Cost is $30 per person (cash or check only). The fee may be waived by prior order of the court, or if attendance occurs prior to or within 45 days of filing for custody, dissolution, separation or modification. Support persons and community members may attend free of charge. Please do not bring your children. Child care is not provided. For more information call 541-962-9500 ext. 42.
Nominees for 2019 OTEC Board of Directors announced
BAKER CITY — The nominating committees for Baker and Union counties have met and nominated candidates for the upcoming OTEC Board of Director elections. The Union County nominating committee has nominated Greg Howard for position No. 7. Howard is the incumbent in the election. The committee has nominated David Baum for position No. 8. Baum is also the incumbent. The nominating committee for Baker County nominated Charlene Chase for position No. 9. Chase is also an incumbent. All candidates are running to serve a three-year term.
Additional nominations may be made by petition filed with the secretary of the cooperative no less than 60 days before the annual meeting, which will be held May 4 in John Day at the Grande County Fairgrounds. For more information and petition forms, call 541-524-2831.
Scholarship open to Union County female students
UNION COUNTY — Applications for the P.E.O. Chapter DK Memorial Scholarship are now available. Eligible applicants must be women who have graduated from a Union County high school, will have sophomore or higher college standing by the fall of 2019 and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. This is a $1,000 scholarship to be used for educational expenses at the accredited college of the recipient’s choice. To request a scholarship application, contact Teresa Gustafson at firstname.lastname@example.org . Applications must be postmarked by April 1 to be accepted for consideration. P.E.O. is a philanthropic educational organization dedicated to the advancement and education of women.
LHS Class of ’57 meets for lunch
LA GRANDE — The members of the La Grande High School Class of 1957 will gather for lunch at noon Feb. 20 at the Flying J restaurant. For more information, call