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THE BENEFITS AND DANGERS OF DIGITAL RECEIPTS

December 8, 2013 No Comments

Retailers Seek to Entice Customers with Convenient Payment Options  Lake Oswego, Ore. – Dec. 6, 2013 – With the probable demise of physical cash in the near future, many retailers—large and small—are adopting point-of-sale solutions to accommodate the increasing use of debit and credit. The ease of implementation, gentle learning curve and competitive fees are […] Commentary, Information

Newspapers Nearing Death

May 8, 2012 No Comments

So true, so true… … from MICHAEL S. MALONE I can’t precisely place the moment when I stopped reading newspapers, but it was sometime during the dot-com boom. My family went off to Africa for a couple months one summer, cancelled our newspaper subscriptions, and when we got home never really got around to re-subscribing. Eventually, […] Commentary

Ten Reasons to Shop Locally?

April 23, 2012 No Comments

I have lived in La Grande for 17 years and currently help run four local businesses. I love La Grande. Bless our Chamber of Commerce. They do an excellent job for our community. Occasionally however, I have to roll my eyes a bit at their promotional materials so I write this to provide a bit […] Commentary

Hot Lake Springs – Revisited

January 1, 2011 2 Comments

Looking from the South, this view shows the older 1864 wooden structure, on the right, that burned down in 1934. A sprinkler system saved the newer brick structure that was built in 1908. Back in 2001, I went with some relatives to sneak a visit to the old Hot Lake “sanatorium”. We explored it thoroughly […] Tags: , , , , , , , , Commentary

INFOMERCIAL INCONVENIENCES

August 29, 2014 No Comments

Consumers Who “Call Now” May Get More Than They Bargained For   Lake Oswego, Ore. – Nov. 30, 2012 – While most shoppers enjoy hunting for holiday gifts in stores or online, others prefer spontaneous product pitches on television. Infomercials lure buyers with hard-to-find-elsewhere gifts and “call now” offers on appliances, cosmetics, jewelry, novelty items and […] Commentary, Information, News

Aug – Sep Events

Aug. 21 La Grande Live Music by Fine Tunes* Live music at the Senior Center starting at 11:00 a.m....

Orientation Session for Business and Education Funding

In Baker City, La Grande, and Enterprise People of moderate income who seek funds for a business enterprise or...

RUSSIAN HACKERS AMASS MORE THAN 1 BILLION INTERNET PASSWORDS

BBB Warns Consumers to Be Proactive in Securing Personal Data Lake Oswego, Ore. – Aug. 6, 2014 –The New...

BBB Names Sophie Dichter

  Lake Oswego, Ore. – August 5, 2014 – Better Business Bureau serving Alaska, Oregon and Western Washington is proud...

Huckleberry Funn is Theme of the North Powder Huckleberry Festival

It’s a little early in the season, but ripe huckleberries should be found at the lower elevations of the...

July Events

Jul 8,12,15,19,26,29 La Grande Farmer’s Market Jul 10 Hell’s Canyon Motorcycle Rally Jul 10 Elgin Stampede Jul 11 Crazy...

NEOEDD and Partners Receive Food-Systems Grants

NEOEDD is pleased to announce recent grants that support local food-systems efforts: Statewide Food-System PlanningMeyer Memorial Trust (MMT) awarded...

Summer Events

June 26 La Grande, Weekly BingoWeekly Bingo at the Union County Senior Center, 1504 N. Albany St., is from 1:00...

Beware SideJacking

Lake Oswego, Ore. – June 25, 2014 –Sidejacking is a common term for man-in-the-middle “eavesdropping” attacks that occur through...

Night Fright Haunted House Volunteers

Night Fright Productions and Blue Mountain Actor’s Studio are teaming up this year to find actors for the Night...