Archive for History


August 6, 2014 No Comments

BBB Warns Consumers to Be Proactive in Securing Personal Data Lake Oswego, Ore. – Aug. 6, 2014 –The New York Times reported this morning that a Russian crime ring has amassed the largest known collection of stolen Internet credentials, including 1.2 billion username and password combinations and more than 500 million email addresses. While details […] History, News

Upcoming Events

April 17, 2014 No Comments

From the Chamber… Union County Chamber of Commerce Newsletter  April 16, 2014   Are you a Chamber member with news to share for the Chamber Times? Then it’s time for you to email me at     We are looking for articles, every month, to share with our amazing Chamber peeps!  Email me today with […] History, Information, News

Activities This Week

July 10, 2013 No Comments

From the Chamber.. Training & Employment Consortium Training & Employment Consortium, 1901 Adams Ave, is Microsoft Word instruction this month.  These classes are open to the public at no charge.  Please call Glenna at 541-963-7942 ext. 11 for registration information.  All classes are held from 8:30-11:30 a.m. Intro to Word: July 23   Intermediate Word (four day […] History, Information

Registration Open for Grant-Ready Workshop Series

March 15, 2013 No Comments

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 […] History, News

Upcoming Events

February 13, 2013 No Comments

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 […] History, News

BPOE 433, Part 10 – 1970-1980

September 7, 2011 No Comments

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. […] History

BPOE 433, Part 9 – 1960-1970

August 9, 2011 No Comments

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 […] History

BPOE 433, Part 8 – 1954-1960

July 7, 2011 1 Comment

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 […] History

BPOE 433, Part 7 – 1947-1953

June 2, 2011 1 Comment

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 […] History

BPOE 433, Part 6 – The War Years, 1940-1945

April 28, 2011 2 Comments

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. […] History
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