WVTV annual meeting Monday

The annual meeting of the Wallowa Valley TV Association will be held Monday, Oct. 7, 2002 at 7:00 p.m. at the Community Connection conference room, 702 NW 1st St., Enterprise. The public is encouraged to attend.

The WVTA will be taken over by the Portland-based Oregon Rural Wireless in the near future, and the main purpose of the meeting will be to discuss the transition and the changes it will bring.

Anyone receiving TV signals via an antenna or listening to FM public broadcasting is encouraged to pay their dues. For more information, call 426-4143.

Rainbow activities set

This will be a busy weekend for the International Rainbow for Girls in Wallowa County. Activities to honor the state's Grand Worthy Advisor, Jessie Hayward, and help her raise money for the Shriner's Hospital, on Saturday, Oct. 5, include: 2:30 p.m., a poker run in Joseph; salad supper, 5 p.m., Joseph Masonic Lodge; reception, 7:30 p.m., Joseph High School. The public is invited.

On Sunday, Oct. 6, Christine Elson of Enterprise will be installed as Worthy Advisor of the Maxine Assembly of Rainbow Girls at 1 p.m. at the Joseph Masonic Hall.

Bookbinding class planned

A Fishtrap workshop on bookbinding for writers, poets, artists or individuals interested in self-publishing small, affordable, unique editions of printed material will be held 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, at the Coffin House, 400 E. Grant St., Enterprise.

The instructor is Alex Appella, a writer and book artist originally from Oregon, currently

living in Argentina. She has traveled extensively throughout North and South America, often carrying a mini-book binding workshop on her back.

The workshop will focus on the formatting of content, basic stab-binding skills, and overall book design based on content. Participants will discuss, design, and bind (publish) a book in the workshop.

There is a 10 student class limit; for more information, call 426-3623.

Joseph airport meeting topic

The Oregon Department of Aviation (ODA) is holding a public information meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 9, at the Joseph Community Center, to discuss the proposed construction of a full-length parallel taxi way at the Joseph State Airport.

ODA anticipates that the construction of a parallel taxi way would provide a two-fold benefit to the airport: it will enhance safety by allowing landing aircraft to quickly exit the runway while allowing other aircraft to concurrently taxi at either end of the runway for take-off, and it will enhance the capacity of airport operations.

For more information contact Teddie Baker, ODA's construction project coordinator, at 800-874-0102.

Potluck planned for Keith Waters

A retirement potluck dinner will be held for long-time City of Joseph public works superintendent Keith Waters at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, at the Joseph Community Center.

All friends and well-wishers are invited to help wish him a happy retirement after 23 years.

Don't forget to bring your favorite dish.

County band starts rehearsals for Christmas concert

The Wallowa County Band will start rehearsing for their Christmas concert on Sunday, Oct. 13 at 3 p.m. in the Enterprise High School music room. This year's concert will be held Sunday, Dec. 22 at 3:00 p.m. in the Enterprise High School gymnasium. This will be the last concert of the Wallowa County Band under the direction of Bob Clegg. All band members are asked to attend as many rehearsals as they possibly can. There will be some great new music to be learned.

Handgun safety offered Oct. 19

A handgun safety course will be offered in La Grande on Saturday, Oct. 19. The class is sponsored and taught by the Union County Sherifff's Office reserve deputies.

A class of this type is a mandatory prerequisite to applying for a concealed handgun license. The class will include both classroom and range time. At the end of the class participants will have the option of applying for a concealed handgun license. Interested applicants must register in advance.

Cost of the class is $50. For more information call the Union County Sheriff's office, 963-1017. Class begins at 8 a.m.

Grange plans photo show

The Liberty Grange will host an open house and photo show featuring the work of 15 women photographers of Wallowa County Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 12-13. Hours will be noon to 10 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

The Grange also plans to hold a traditional turkey dinner starting at 6 p.m. Saturday for $10 per adult and $5 children. The evening will also serve as a reception for the featured photographers. The public is invited.

Toddler Time starts this week

Toddler Time at the three city libraries in the county got underway this week, featuring stories, songs, clapping games, finger plays and other fun activities presented by Training Wheels storyteller Jo Ann Snead. Days and hours at the three libraries are as follows: Enterprise, Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m.; Wallowa, Wednesdays, 11 a.m.; and Joseph, Fridays, 10:30 a.m.

Watch today for sixth grade Bike-A-Thon

The Enterprise sixth grade class will be having its annual Bike-A-Thon Thursday, Oct. 3 (today) on Highway 3 about 30 miles north of Enterprise.

Please drive carefully if you are driving on the north highway on Oct. 3 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m.

If the weather does not cooperate, the bike-a-thon will be postponed to Oct. 10.

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