Meals on Wheels drivers urgently needed

LA GRANDE — Community Connection is in urgent need of volunteers to be Meals on Wheels drivers. For more information, call Sydney Gleeson at 541-963-7532, ext. 1104, or stop by 1504 N. Albany St., La Grande.

UC Democrats meet Wednesday

LA GRANDE — This month’s Union County Democratic Party meeting at 6 p.m. Aug. 7 will include discussion of the Adopt a Highway Clean-up Program, the Union County Fair and the latest mass shootings. The meeting will be held at Umpqua Bank, 1215 Adams Ave., La Grande.

Library shows free movie Wednesday

LA GRANDE — Cook Memorial Library’s final family movie for the summer will be shown Aug. 7. The movie begins at 10:30 a.m. at the library, 2006 Fourth St., La Grande. Popcorn will be provided.

Little Friends puts on a rummage sale

LA GRANDE — Little Friends Christian Preschool & Childcare in La Grande will be holding a rummage sale Aug. 9 and Aug. 11 in the gym at 2704 Adams Ave., La Grande. The sale will be open from 8 a.m. to noon on both Friday and Sunday.

ACE seeks volunteer docents

LA GRANDE — Art Center East has launched a new volunteer docent program. Docents greet guests when they walk through the door and can offer basic information. ACE docents volunteer two-hour shifts in the gallery (chair and table provided), interacting with visitors and doing simple projects at the docent station as needed. All necessary training is provided, and ACE staff will always be present during docent shifts. If you are interested in learning more, email Sarah West at or call ACE at 541-624-2800.

Grant received to improve Eastern Oregon Regional Airport

PENDLETON — On July 24, Rep. Greg Walden (R-Hood River) announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation will award a grant to the City of Pendleton to help improve the infrastructure at the Eastern Oregon Regional Airport. The grant will provide $6 million to the city to rehabilitate and modernize the airport. The funds provided will preserve the primary runway for multiple uses.

“The grant is a huge win for Eastern Oregon. The airport plays a critical role in the region,” Walden said in a press release.

Volunteers sought for All-Terrain Vehicle Advisory Committee

SALEM — Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is seeking volunteers for two upcoming vacant positions on the All-Terrain Vehicle Advisory Committee. Successful candidates will also serve on the ATV Grant Subcommittee. The Oregon Legislature established the ATV-AC in 2010 and tasked it with reviewing accidents and fatalities resulting from ATV recreation; reviewing changes to statutory vehicle classifications as necessary for safety considerations; reviewing safety features of all classes of off-highway vehicles; and recommending appropriate safety requirements to protect child and adult OHV operators. The ATV-AC typically holds one public meeting per year.

The ATV Grant Subcommittee is responsible for reviewing and recommending grant funding in support of ATV recreational activities throughout the state. The subcommittee holds up to four public meetings per year. Computer access and experience is mandatory.

To apply for one of the open positions, go to and click the “Committee Interest Form” link at the bottom of the page. Applications will be accepted until 5 p.m. Aug. 30.

For more information contact Jeff Trejo, OPRD ATV safety education coordinator, at or 503-986-0585.