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Memorial Day – Schedule of Events
Memorial Day – Schedule of Events
Seven events in WC

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Biz Buzz: Growth continues in Enterprise
Biz Buzz: Growth continues in Enterprise
Shop and crop in Enteprise
For the record

May 15

• 10:31 a.m. –– Complaint of an impaired driver in Enterprise.

• 11:19 a.m. –– Sheep reported on the Highway in rural Enterprise.

May 16

• 12:17 a.m. –– 911...

Wallowa County students earn scholarships
Wallowa County students earn scholarships

The Hells Canyon Mule Days board of directors ihas awarded three $1000 scholarships to Wallowa County high school seniors.

This year’s scholarships were granted to Jacob Evarts, Addie Kilgore and Kacie Melville.

• Enterprise...

Fundraising for ‘Shake the Lake’ begins
Fundraising for ‘Shake the Lake’ begins

By Kathleen Ellyn

Wallowa County Chieftain

Although Memorial Day has yet to arrive, many in Wallowa County have begun contemplating Independence Day.

The “Shake the Lake” fireworks show is run on donations, which are...

ELECTION RESULTS: One school board race too close to call

Election results are in for the 2017 balloting. The contested races this time around were for school board seats. One votes separates Kirsten Rohla and Rachel Sykora in the Zone 4 seat on the Joseph School Board, 180-179.

All results are...

‘Shake the Lake’ fundraising under way
‘Shake the Lake’ fundraising under way
best show in three states for acoustics
Vision-to-Action workshops in Wallowa postponed
Wallowa Revitalization
For the Record: May 8-14

• 12:03 p.m. –– Civil dispute in Enterprise.

• 1:11 p.m. –– 911 reported a domestic disturbance in Enterprise.

• 3:19 p.m. –– Report of a disturbance in Wallowa.

•...

Community Calendar

Adult Ceramics Class 9 a.m. Josephy Center, 403 North Main Street, Joseph. No previous experience is required.

Volleyball Competition 6:30 p.m. Enterprise High School, 201 SE Fourth St. Enterprise. Teams made up of health care providers face off...

Meeting the need: Mobile medical begins service in rural areas
Meeting the need: Mobile medical begins service in rural areas
Medical Van visits Troy
$145K Rural Entrepreneurship Challenge opens
$145K Rural Entreprenuer contest announced
OK Theatre earns restoration grant
OK Theatre earns restoration grant
OK gets $100k grant.
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Food-related events receive funding

A plan by Winding Waters Clinic in Enterprise to provide a free healthy-eating-on-a-budget class was one of five projects selected to receive funding support through a mini-grant program offered by Food Education Agriculture Solutions...

‘Megafires’ presentation set in Enterprise
‘Megafires’ presentation set in Enterprise

“The Era of Megafires,” a 70-minute multi-media traveling presentation hosted by Dr. Paul Hessburg is coming to the OK Theater in Enterprise 6 p.m. Thursday, May 25.

Hessburg is with the Pacific Northwest Research Station in...

News Briefs: What’s up in Wallowa County

Wallowa Lake feted on show

Michael Lockhart, president of both the Wallowa Lake Tram and the Wallowa Lake Tourist Committee, was interviewed last week by John Kruse of Northwestern Outdoors Radio. The show airs on 62 stations in five states...

Mother of four, Bedard says she’s lucky
Mother of four, Bedard says she’s lucky

Do what you love and you’ll never work a day in your life

By Kathleen Ellyn

Wallowa County Chieftain

Michelle Bedard says she has been lucky when it comes to her childrens’ personalities.

Mothers everywhere are...

Wright named COO of EO Media Group
Wright named COO of EO Media Group

Heidi Wright has been named chief operating officer of EO Media Group, which owns The Chieftain. Wright succeeds John S. Perry, who is retiring after 44 years in the newspaper industry, including the last 12 with EO Media Group.

Wright comes to...

First-time mom on top of the world
First-time mom on top of the world
Tori White renders her experiences as a first-time mother.
For the Record

10:51 a.m. –– Dalton Daniel McKay, 23, of Adams was arrested my Umatilla Tribal Police Department on a Wallowa County Circuit Court warrant for Failure to Appear, original charge of furnishing alcohol to a person under...

Wellness center opens pain clinic

Chronic pain is a growing problem across the country and in Wallowa County.

That’s why Wallowa Valley Center for Wellness has opened its Center for Optimal Living at the Crossroads Center in Enterprise.

The program involves...

Mentor Match wraps a year of innovation
Mentor Match wraps a year of innovation
2016-17 Mentor Match students graduate
Things are looking up in Lostine
Things are looking up in Lostine
City of Lostine under new management
Wallowa library plans eclipse event
Wallowa library plans eclipse event

Wallowa Public Library will host children’s author Nancy Coffelt who will share her knowledge of the total eclipse of the sun.

She will speak 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 19, at Wallowa City Hall, explaining what will happen and what...

Liberty Grange making a comeback
Liberty Grange making a comeback
Liberty Grange getting new lease on life.
Walden plans town hall meeting in Wallowa Monday
Walden plans town hall meeting in Wallowa Monday

Rep. Greg Walden (R-Hood River) will be hold a town hall-style meeting in Wallowa County 2:30 p.m. Monday, May 8 at the Wallowa Elementary School Cafeteria, 315 W 1st Street, Wallowa

County residents who cannot attend Walden’s town hall...

Biz Buzz: Three ways to enjoy yourself
Biz Buzz: Three ways to enjoy yourself
two eateries and a spa
Community calendar

Adult Ceramics Class 3 p.m. at Josephy Center, 403 N. Main St., Joseph. No previous experience is required.

Auditions for Oscar and Hammerstein’s “Oklahoma!” 6 p.m. Lostine Presbyterian...

‘Brown bag’ programs to feature music
‘Brown bag’ programs to feature music

Josephy Center has produced a variety of “Brown Bag” lunch programs to explore local history and culture over the past three years.

Going forward, the sessions will feature music.

The plan is to give the Second Tuesday...

Enterprise High makes ‘Best Schools of 2017’ list
Enterprise High makes ‘Best Schools of 2017’ list
Enterprise High named one of the Best Schools in the nation

Marketplace

Agriculture

$145K Rural Entrepreneurship Challenge opens
$145K Rural Entreprenuer contest announced
Wallowa FFA dominates in industry-based contest
Wallowa FFA wins big

Business/Economy

Biz Buzz: Growth continues in Enterprise
Shop and crop in Enteprise
$145K Rural Entrepreneurship Challenge opens
$145K Rural Entreprenuer contest announced
Wellness center opens pain clinic
Biz Buzz: Three ways to enjoy yourself
Biz Buzz: A shuffle and a new deal

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Memorial Day – Schedule of Events
Seven events in WC
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