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News in Brief: Josephy hots Brown Bag session Nov. 21

Deadline for easements set

Published on November 14, 2017 3:25PM

IEP information session planned

A program to teach a basic understanding of parental rights and responsibilities regarding Individual Education Plans will be noon to 3 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7 at Building Healthy Families, 207 E. Park St., Enterprise.

Also to be discussed will be the IEP process and effective ways to advocate for children. The free event is sponsored by Building Healthy Families and Oregon Family Support Network. Lunch will be served and training materials provided.

Register: http://conta.cc/2ho2HhR.

Enery cost topic for Brown Bag

The Josephy Center has hosted a series of noon Brown Bag programs about housing in Wallowa County over the past two months. The theme Nov. 21 is a program on Home Energy Efficiency. Caryn Appler and Susan Badger-Jones from Energy Trust of Oregon will be joined by Jared Hillock, who has guided solar installations at many home and business properties over the past several years.

They will discuss national trends in energy efficient residential construction and explain the science behind the components that make a more energy efficient home.

Brown Bag lunch programs are at noon to accommodate working people. Bring a real brown bag lunch, coffee provided. Programs are free and open to the public, sponsored in part by Bennett Insurance in Enterprise.

Deadline for easements set

The deadline for submitting conservation easement applications through the Conservation of Soil Health in Wallowa County project is Dec. 8.

The project will provide funds to eligible entities, such as nonprofit conservation groups, to purchase permanent easements that protect the agricultural uses and conservation values of private land.

The project is a joint venture between the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, The Nature Conservancy, Wallowa Land Trust and Wallowa Resources. As with other NRCS Agricultural Land Easements, private landowners interested in a conservation easement must identify and work through an eligible entity.

The project area extends along the Wallowa River from Wallowa to Joseph, and also encompasses the Wallowa River Valley and the Zumwalt Prairie areas.

Chamber hosts social media training Nov. 16

Wallowa County businesses can learn how to link up to Travel Oregon and Eastern Oregon Visitors Association at a workshop 9:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, at the Tomas conference Center, 309 S. River St., Enterprise.

The event is sponsored by the Wallowa County Chamber of Commerce.

Among the topics are social media, Google search engine optimization and databases Fee: $10. RSVP requested. 541-426-4622.

Sponsors for tables sought

Wallowa County Chamber of Commerce is seeking dinner table and trade show table sponsors for the annual Citizens Awards Banquet Jan. 28, 2018, at the Cloverleaf Hall on the campus of the Wallowa County Fairgrounds.

Trade show tables are available for $10. A table and table cloth are provided. There is no fee for sponsoring a dinner table; however, the sponsor handles decorations.

Nominations for citizens awards are due Friday, Dec. 1. Forms and details are available from the chamber.

Anyone interested in a tradeshow table should contact Darlene Johnson 541-426-3025 and those seeking dinner table sponsorships should call Cammie Hale 541-432-9050.

FFA holiday fruit sale under way

Wallowa High School FFA Chapter is conducting its annual holiday fruit sale through Nov. 21. Red and golden delicious apples are available, as well as Sunkist navel oranges, Texas Ruby Red grapefruit and anjou pears.

Orders can be placed with any FFA member or by calling the school 541-886-2951.


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