Archive for History
Registration Open for Grant-Ready Workshop Series
March 15, 2013
A four part Grant-Ready organization workshop series will be offered in La Grande beginning in Thursday, April 4. The training will help NE Oregon nonprofits set up systems to budget, track and evaluate programs and projects for larger and multi-year grant funding. Oregon Rural Action is sponsoring the training as part of the Northeast Oregon ...
February 13, 2013
From the Chamber … Irish Session, Feb 14, La Grande Every second Thursday of the month the Northeast Oregon Folklore Society hosts an Irish Session at Bear Mountain Pizza. Stop by at 7pm for some pizza and polka. For more information, call Carla at 541-663-0776. Music at Ten Depot Street, Feb 14, La Grande Come ...
BPOE 433, Part 10 – 1970-1980
September 7, 2011
ln April, 1971, Clark Hiatt was elected Exalted Ruler. In June La Grande Lodge 433 held its annual Flag Day Service at Riverside Park Pavilion. Artist rendition of planned renovation. The building plans to renovate and remodel our burned-out building has jumped from $350,000.00 to $389,000.00. Our new building construction started on July 1, 1971. ...
BPOE 433, Part 9 – 1960-1970
August 9, 2011
This elk statue stood in the original lobby of La Grande Elks Lodge No. 433 until 1960. The picture was taken at the Oregon State Elks Association Convention in Eugene in the parade in 1963. Left to right (back row) are: Roesch Fitzgerald, Bob Rutherford, Bill Pieper; (front row) Joe Harrison, Bob Zweifel and Spud ...
BPOE 433, Part 8 – 1954-1960
July 7, 2011
Front row, left to right: James Trimble, David W. Damewood, Ned Jones, Harmon Wolfe, Frances E. Snodgrass Back row: Edgar Draper, Raymond Williams, Ross Hearing, C. J. Sharb, Ronald Walk, ?, Walter "Buzz" Fulton, Ray Winters In April, 1953, Powell Graham was elected Exalted Ruler and for a program at his installation the Blue and ...
BPOE 433, Part 7 – 1947-1953
June 2, 2011
In January of 1946 our Lecturing Knight, Cliff Sherill, died of a heart attack. It was decided to appoint Past Exalted Rulers to fill his chair until the election in March. Also there were two officers in service who should be home from the service soon. A drive called March of Dimes against polio was ...
BPOE 433, Part 6 – The War Years, 1940-1945
April 28, 2011
Eastern Oregon College of Education in La Grande, Oregon, about 1940 (click for full size) It was in 1940 that La Grande Lodge voted to set up a $1000.00 loan fund for high school seniors who wished to go to Eastern Oregon College. The name had been changed from Eastern Oregon Normal School. President R. ...
BPOE 433, Part 5 – Depression Years, up to 1940
March 29, 2011
La Grande lines up for Christmas bags containing fruit and candy. The earliest possible date is Christmas of 1928. Notice the Model A Ford in the lower right hand corner. (click for full size) R. J. Kitchen was elected Exalted Ruler in 1932. He had a plan to raise money for the Exalted Ruler to ...
BPOE 433, Part 4 – Pre-Depression Years, 1918-1930
February 23, 2011
La Grande Elks Lodge band, 1916 R. J. Green was elected Exalted Ruler for 1918-1919. Membership continued to grow toward 1000 members. Colon Eberhard became Exalted Ruler in 1919-1920. The membership reached a peak during this year at 1,128. Prohibition had become law in 1918 and its effect was being felt but our supply of ...
BPOE 433, Part 3 – New Lodge temple, 1911-1917
January 14, 2011
. Adams Avenue of La Grande in 1911, with a view of ‘Cast Iron Mary’ In 1912, under the leadership of T. J. Scroggins, an idea was brought before the lodge by the steward, Adna Rogers, to put on a show for the members called the “Days of ’49.” It would have crap tables, blackjack, ...