Fishtrap snags $10,000 grant

National Endowment for the Arts has awarded an Art Works grant of $10,000 to Fishtrap for the Summer Fishtrap Gathering of Writers. The money supports projects that focus on the creation of art that meets the highest standards of excellence, public engagement with diverse and excellent art, lifelong learning in the arts and/or the strengthening of communities through the arts.

The 31st Summer Fishtrap Gathering takes place July 9-15, 2018 at Wallowa Lake.

Writing sessions planned in June

Eric Greenwell will present a four-week writing workshop Wednesday evenings in June at Fishtrap. “Naming the Silence” welcomes writers of all genres, experience and encourages discoveries in any form.

Greenwell is a conservationist, writer and writing teacher. Recipient of Writing in the Wild and Centrum Writers’ Conference fellowships, he was the 2016-2017 PEN/Margery Davis Boyden Wilderness Writing Resident.

“Naming the Silence” runs 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Fishtrap in Enterprise. Seating is limited to 12. Register at or call 541-426-3623.

AAUW provides scholarships

Natalie Gorham of Joseph, Eliza Irish of Enterprise, Teagan Miller of Wallowa and Georgia Falk of the Alternative High School have earned $100 Science, Technology, Engineering and Math scholarships from American Association of University Women in Wallowa County.

Irish, Miller and Courtney Bailey received the Maxine Town Scholarship, which is merit based and goes to a young women interested in a STEM related career. The scholarship is $1,500 the first year and may be renewed for an additional three years for a total of $4,500.

Construction project planned

Construction of a covered walkway between the Wallowa Memorial Hospital and the adjacent medical office building will begin June 4.

The walkway will provide protection from cold, wind, rain and snow so that patients and visitors can move from one building to the next comfortably during inclement weather.

During construction, which will last for several months, the hospital is asking patients and visitors to use a temporary walkway that will be set up from the main front parking lot.

The walkway is being built with funding donated by the Kirk and Mary Hayes estate. The contractor on the project is BLH Construction of Enterprise.

Bible School sessions set

Joseph Baptist Church will host Vacation Bible School Monday, June 11 through Thursday, June 14, 9 a.m. to noon each day.

This year’s theme is “Rainforest.” Activities include Bible lessons, singing, crafts, games and snacks. Students preschool through seventh grade are invited.

The church is at 107 N Main St, Joseph. Info: 541-263-2951.

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