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News in Brief: Grant boosts recycling options in Wallowa

Published on December 27, 2017 9:29AM

Money from a Living To Serve grant has been used to implement a recycling program in Wallowa School District. The overall goal is to reduce  trash output by 30 percent.

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Money from a Living To Serve grant has been used to implement a recycling program in Wallowa School District. The overall goal is to reduce trash output by 30 percent.

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Wallowa High School’s FFA is the recipient of a nearly $3,000 Living To Serve grant. In partnership with the Wallowa Leadership class, the FFA has used the funds to implement a district wide recycling program.

The overall goal is to reduce Wallowa School District’s trash output by 30 percent. Recycling bins have been placed in all of the high school classrooms, in the hallways, in the gym and in the cafeteria.

The refundable bottles and cans are turned in to Goebels or Food City in Wallowa. The funds are used for school and community projects and activities.

Cardboard, paper, tin, aluminum cans and other nonrefundable bottles are taken to a recycling facility. Wallowa hopes to be an inspiration to other schools and community members.

Fishtrap writing workshop opens

Registration is open for the Winter Writing Workshop at Fishtrap, “At the Edge: Exploring Flash Forms of Writing,” a four-week class with Nathan Slinker.

Sessions run 6:30-8 p.m. Jan. 10, 17, 24 and 31, 2018 at Fishtrap House, 400 E. Grant St., Enterprise.

Registration is $45 and is limited to 12 students.

Students will explore various short literary forms (flash fiction, micro-essays and prose poems) and discuss how the concision and focus demanded by flash forms create urgency, drama and excitement.

Slinker has participated in many Fishtrap workshops and events, and in 2013, he was selected as a Summer Fishtrap Fellow. In 2014 he received an Master’s of Fine Arts from Arizona State University, where he taught poetry and English composition.

His poetry has been published in several national journals. A limited-run chapbook, “Nineteen Windows and a Door: Poems from the Black Mountain Fire Lookout,” was published in 2015.

Register at Fishtrap.org or call 541-426-3623

SBDC offering three classes

Oregon Small Business Development Center will be hosting three special courses in the coming weeks.

• Marketing on a Budget is 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018, at Wallowa Resources, 401 NE 1st St., Enterprise. The class explores a variety of low- or no-cost marketing strategies, including social media, blogging, incentives, guerrilla marketing and printed literature.

• Public Relations and Advertising is 9 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018, at Wallowa Resources. Learn how to attract community attention for your business. Learn the difference between public relations and advertising, when each is appropriate and then will give you tools to excel at both. Leave with a press release ready to send to the media.

• Quickbooks Next Steps is 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 9 and 16 and 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, at Wallowa Resources. Designed for those who need more training on QuickBooks. Learn to set up forms customized for your company. Review the chart of accounts and take a look inside your company financials. Learn how to identify and correct errors. Explore inventory, classes, tracking assets and more. (This class is designed for advanced users.)

Grief support group forming

Community Connection will host a nine-week grief support group at the Enterprise Senior Center beginning 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018. Weekly sessions will be led by the Rev. David Bruce, pastor of the Enterprise Christian Church and a certified grief counselor.

The class is based on “GriefWorks,” and is designed for a 75-90 minute time frame. Registration is required and limited to 12 participants.

GriefWorks, based in Auburn, Wash., provide healing and hope to children, teens, adults and families in schools, homes and the workplace.

Call 541-426-3840 or email rebecca@ccno.org.

First Day Hike set at state park

Oregon State Parks First Day Hike will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 1, at Wallowa Lake State Park. Meet at the Ice Creek Shelter.

The adventure will start with an easy walk on the path above the Shoreline.

Then those that want to hike above the campground can go with Ranger Jason. Fun facts about Wallowa Lake

State Park history will be shared. Bring stories and photos of Wallowa Lake State Park to share while enjoying hot chocolate.

Info: 541-432-8855


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