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Published on September 12, 2017 2:43PM

Baby-sitting training offered

A baby-sitting training program for students in grades 6-8 will be 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22, at Building Healthy Families, 207 E Park St, Enterprise.

The Safe Sitter session cover four primary areas:

• Safety Skills: Indoor safety, outdoor safety, online safety and personal safety.

• Child Care Skills: Child development, child care routines (including diapering practice) and behavior management.

• First Aid and Rescue Skills: Injury prevention, injury management and choking rescue.

Life and Business Skills: Screening jobs, setting fees and greeting employers.

A light breakfast is served. Students will need to provide their own lunch.

First aid class set for Sept. 22

Project Heartbeat will conduct a first aid, CPR and AED class at the Prairie Creek Center (Oregon DHS office) at the corner of River and Litch Streets in Enterprise.

The class will be 8:30 a.m. Sept. 22 and will train lay responders to assist those suffering medical emergencies, both minor and major, until the ambulance arrives.

Upon completion, participants will receive two-year certification from the American Red Cross. Cost of the 7-hour class is $45. Info: 541-432-0259.

Work party at Flora School

A work party is planned at the Flora School site in Flora 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 16. Bring a sack lunch and wear grubbies. Painting, caulking and sanding floors are on the agenda. No experience necessary.

After the work party there will be a School Days Committee meeting. Bring snacks to share. Everyone welcome to sit in on the session. Discussion will include a new schedule, a dance and contests in particular.

Joseph school plans work day

Volunteers are sought for the third-annual work party at Joseph School 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 24, 400 E. Williams Ave. On the agenda are painting parking lot lines, pulling weeds, picking up around the campus and painting inside hallways.

Bring shovels, string trimmers, brooms and dust pans.

‘Every Kid in a Park’ pass offered

Fourth-graders and their families in Wallowa County can claim their free Every Kid in a Park pass, which allows free entry into all federal parks, forests and recreation areas for a full year.

The U.S. Forest Service is partnering with schools and educators across Oregon to plan related events in local communities and distribute passes at back-to-school events.

The voucher and passes are valid for the entire school year, Sept. 1 to Aug. 31, 2018.

Visit everykidinapark.gov for details.

Entrepreneur classes offered

The Oregon Technology Business Center will be offering assistance to entrepreneurs in the Enterprise area who wish to participate in the Virtual Incubation Program for the next six months.

The VIP program consists of eight weekly live interactive video sessions offered online followed by four months of twice-a-month mentoring sessions. The program reaches entrepreneurs state-wide and is designed to assist those starting a business or with an existing business wishing to grow.

The next VIP session begins Sept. 21. Complete information about the

program and registration information can be found at virtualincubationprogram.com

Building Health Families Kidfest

A free health and safety fair targeting children through eight years old will be held 3:30-6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29, at Cloverleaf Hall on the Wallowa County Fairgrounds in Enterprise. The event is sponsored by Building Healthy Families.

The afternoon of fun includes crafts, activities, games, petting zoo, bike raffle and more. A free dinner is served.

Rotary seeks STEP students

The Rotary Club of Wallowa County is recruiting students for its Short-Term Exchange Program (STEP) for Summer 2018.

Interested students must be high school sophomores, juniors or seniors.

They may choose the country for their exchange. They will spend 4-6 weeks on exchange in the summer months –– the student from their host family will live with their own family for the same time period.

The students’ families will pay for the costs of exchange, but scholarships and work experiences are available. Rotary Club of Wallowa County can provide some monetary support for orientation and travel costs prior to the exchange.

Rotary is also looking for students interested in a full school year exchange and for families to host a student from another country for 3-6 months.

Call Judy Allen at 541-432-0254 or 541-263-2502. Applications will be accepted until mid-October.


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