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Published on January 24, 2018 1:30PM


Wildfire plan to be discussed

The Oregon Department of Forestry and Wallowa County Emergency Management will host a public meeting highlighting the new edition of the Community Wildfire Protection Plan. The meeting will be 6 p.m. Feb. 7 at the Community Connections office in Enterprise, 701 NW 1st Street.

The original Wallowa County plan was written and approved by a county committee in 2005. The new 2017 plan takes into account a variety of issues that when combined lead to extreme wildfire risks to communities and their surrounding areas. Issues include likelihood of a wildfire start, vegetation and fuels conditions, terrain, access, and infrastructure.

Info: Paul Karvoski, Wallowa County Emergency Manager and County Fire Chief 541-426-4543, ext. 165.

Fellowship award applications due

Wallowa County Soroptimists are seeking applicants for the group’s Fellowship Award, presented to a woman who is continuing her education with a post graduate (master’s or doctorate) program.

Applications are available at Bookloft in Enterprise, Wallowa Public Library in Wallowa, BeeCrowBee in Joseph, Soroptimist Thrift Shop in Enterprise or by contacting Marsha Svendsen, 541-263-0663.

Completed applications must be returned by March 1. Mail applications to Soroptimist, P.O. Box 127, Enterprise, OR 97828 or return to the Thrift Shop.

The Fellowship Award will be awarded to any woman who resides in Wallowa County, is established in business or a profession and conducts her business or practices her profession competently and according to ethical standards. Applicants must also hold a bachelor’s or master’s from an accredited college or university, presents a plan of worthwhile post graduate study at an accredited college or university leading to an advanced degree or to enhance standing or competence in her business or profession and provide such other information as the selection committee may deem necessary.

The Soroptimist club will provide a cash grant of $2,000 to its award recipient. The award will be paid in its entirety to the college or university the recipient attends.

History book receives $1,500

Pacific Power has presented a check for $1,500 to go toward the publishing of “Wallowa County History ... A Continuation.” The money was presented by Lori Wyman, regional business manager for the utility, to Gay Fregulia, president of the Wallowa County Museum.

The history book is scheduled for release this spring. Order forms are available at libraries in Joseph, Enterprise and Wallowa.

Fundraiser set Ground Hog Day

Looking for something interesting to do on Ground Hog Day Feb. 1?

Wallowa County Fair Board has an idea.

The group will hold its dinner and bingo to raise funds for scholarhips 5:30 p.m. at Cloverleaf Hall on the campus of the Wallowa County Fairgrounds.

Enjoy all-you-can-eat pancakes, sausage, coffee and juice and stay for bingo. Admission is $5 for youth and $10 for adults, children under 10 are admitted free.

Meat ‘shoot’ will be held Feb. 18

wallowa FFA Alumni will host their sixth-annual meat shoot 7:30 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 18, at Wallowa Rod and Gun Club, 75044 Lower Diamond Lane, Wallowa.

Breakfast is served first followed by shooting for notices, advanced, buddy and kids. Nonshooter games including bingo and scatter board will also be offered.

Spectators are welcome. Process benefit the Wallowa FFA programs.

Evans is on Fox deans list for fall

Whitney Evans, a freshman majoring in biology at George Fox University in Newberg, Ore., has been named to the dean’s list for the fall 2017 semester.

Traditional undergraduate students must earn a 3.5 grade point average or higher on 12 or more hours to earn the honor.

She is the daughter of Petra and Tyler Evans of Enterprise.



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