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Contestants sought for Chief Joseph Days Rodeo Court

Published on August 14, 2018 3:41PM

Courthouse sets open house

Officials at Wallowa County Courthouse will host an open house 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17, to celebrate the completion of remodeling and the installation of an elevator.

With the expansion, the board of commissioners and administrative offices have moved to the third floor. The district attorney’s office and Oregon Circuit Court have expanded to encompass the entire second floor.

Finger foods and beverages, as well as guided tours, are planned. Free.

Contestants are sought for court

Would you like to be a member of the next Chief Joseph Days Royalty Court? Here’s your chance.

Tryouts will be 1 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 19, at Harley Tucker Memorial Arena in Joseph.

Serving on the Chief Joseph Days Rodeo Court provides young women an opportunity to improve poise and self-assurance as they attend various community events, activities, parades, and rodeo appearances throughout the year.

Church plans for block party

Joseph United Methodist Church will host a community block party 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, at The Place, 303 S. Lake St., Joseph.

A variety of events are planned along with food and beverages. The activities are offered free and are open to the public.

The congregation is “a place to love God, love people and actively serve the world.” The Rev. Cherie Dearth is the pastor.

Land trust to host bird event

Would you like to do something to help the bird population in Wallowa County?

Wallowa Land Trust will host a Bird Box Stewardship Day 8:30 a.m. to noon Friday, Aug. 24. Volunteers should meet at the Land Trust office, 116 S. River St., Enterprise.

The morning will be spent placing nesting boxes on the back of the East Moraine. A variety of bird species make the moraines their home, including the American Kestrel.

RSVP: 541-426-2042.

Legal aid visit set for Aug. 21

Legal Aid Services of Oregon will provide free legal consultations to qualifying individuals Tuesday, Aug. 21 at Enterprise Senior Center.

The sessions are designed for low-income residents and senior citizens for help with housing, consumer, family or other legal issues. Appointments are required. 800-843-1115m Ext, 201.

Hancock Forest Closed

Due to extreme fire danger in Northeast Oregon and Southeast Washington Hancock Forest Management, Northeast Oregon Region (HFM) will be closed to all public use until further notice. For additional information call 541-962-2184.


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