Fundraiser set for Republicans
The Republican Lincoln/Reagan Dinner will be 5 p.m. Saturday, March 10, at the VFW Hall in Enterprise.
The fundraiser event features a steak dinner and pie auction. Tickets are $20 and available in advance by calling 541-263-0385.
Keynote speaker will be Oregon Republican Party Vice Chair Chris Baretto. This is also an opportunity to meet with state representatives and state and local candidates.
Baretto is the wife of State Rep. Greg Baretto, who represents Wallowa County. The couple served as delegates at the Republican National Convention in July 2016.
EOU Oregon’s rural university
Legislation has been approved by the Oregon State Senate and House designating Eastern Oregon University as Oregon’s Rural University.
“Eastern Oregon University has been serving rural Oregon since its founding in 1929,” said Sen. Bill Hansell, who represents Wallowa County. “Giving EOU this official designation will allow the university to appeal to potential students across the nation and leverage federal Funds.”
EOU reports that a statutory designation as a rural-serving institution will assist it in accessing certain federal grants. EOU is located in La Grande. The legislation travels next to the governor for her signature.
Hunters group plans fundraiser
The drawing for a coveted guided bull elk hunt on The Nature Conservancy’s Zumwalt Prairie Preserve will highlight the Union/Wallowa Chapter of the Oregon Hunters Association’s annual fundraiser banquet March 17 at the Blue Mountain Conference Center in La Grande.
Ticket packages for adult singles and groups range from $40 to $1,500. Youth packages, which include dinner, tickets for youth raffles and a free gift, are sold for $20.
Funds raised at the banquet are dedicated to local wildlife habitat conservation projects and youth activities that the chapter sponsors each year. Tickets must be purchased by March 12 or until the banquet limit of 300 is reached.
Purchase ticket packages by filling out a banquet form or by calling Jed Farmer at (541) 562-6267 or Morgan Olsen at (541) 786-1283.
Library fairs on the schedule
Libraries across Wallowa County will be celebrating with Library Fairs in coming weeks.
Fun activities for children, free food and free children’s book. Learn how to use the SAGE Catalog, receive a free library card and use the Internet.
Celebrations are planned on the following days and times:
• Enterprise Public Library, 3-7 p.m. Friday, March 9
• Troy Branch Library, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 10
• Joseph Public Library, 2-6 p.m. Friday, March 16
Wallowa County Library in Enterprise, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, April 6
• Wallowa Public Library in Wallowa, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, April 7
Safe babysitting session offered
Building Healthy Families will host a babysitter training seminar, “Safesitter,” 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday, March 9 at the nonprofit’s offices, 207 NE Park St., Enterprise.
There is no class fee; however, registration is required since the class size is limited to 10.
The session is designed to prepare students in grades 6-8 to be safe when they’re home along watching younger siblings or babysitting.
Students should bring a sack lunch. Register: 541-426-9411.