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Community Overview BAKER CITY

ELGIN

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In 1864, Colonel J.S. Ruckles selected a piece of land on the banks of the Powder River for an ore processing mill, and the town of Baker City was born. By 1866 the town was named the county seat. In that same year a mail service was established between Baker City and Canyon City to the east, linking the two primary centers of the mining industry in northeastern Oregon. While Baker City did not experience the early dramatic growth of other towns, the community proved much more durable, gradually growing into the center of commerce and trade in Baker County. By 1870, the town had its first newspaper, the Bedrock Democrat, and in 1874 Baker City was officially incorporated. With the coming of the railroad in 1884, Baker City entered a period of growth that lasted nearly twenty years, and saw the city become one of the most important population centers in the northwestern United States, assuming the title of “Queen City of the Inland Empire.” The rail line, built by the Oregon Railway and Navigation Company, linked Baker City to the Union Pacific at Huntington in the south, making the town a stop on one of the great transcontinental railroads, and providing access to markets from Portland all the way to Salt Lake City. With the region’s second mining boom through the 1890’s, money poured into the community, financing not only the saloons, gambling parlors and dancing halls favored by the area’s miners and cattlemen, but also elegant restaurants, an opera house, and grand hotels. Even a fire, which ravaged the town in 1888, could not halt the spectacular development, as wooden buildings were simply replaced by more substantial stone structures, including many that can still be seen today in Baker City’s historic downtown.

Elgin developed later than the communities in the southern Grande Ronde Valley. The area was known as Indian Valley, as it had been a gathering place for the Nez Perce to fish and hunt game, but by the 1870’s it was home to a scattered number of farms and ranches. By 1870 a school had been established, but the residents were forced to rely on Summerville for their post office and supply needs. This was to change, however, in 1878 with the building of a bridge over the Grande Ronde River. The increase in traffic through the area spurred development. With the coming of the railroad the population of the town expanded considerably. The turn of the century saw the town at its peak. Elgin continued to prosper for a number of years, but with the termination of rail service into Wallowa County and the decline in the timber business, the town was unable to sustain its early momentum, eventually settling into its current incarnation as a quiet agricultural community with a rich history.

BURNS

www.ci.burns.or.us Burns, Oregon became a town in 1891 & was named after the Scottish poet Robert Burns the “Poet of the People. The town of Burns claimed the right to be the county seat by a narrow margin and it became official on July 7, 1890. Today downtown Burns provides opportunity for visitors to view collections of arrowheads, visit art galleries and local stores. The Harney County Historical Museum also provides a peek into the history of the old west in Burns and Harney County. About 30 miles from Burns is the Malheur Nations Wildlife Refuge, which is a great place for bird watchers with over 250 species of migratory Birds. The area provides breathtaking scenery & many outdoor activities. CANYON CITY

The epicenter of the Grant County mining boom of the 1860’s, Canyon City is located on Canyon Creek near the John Day river. With a population reaching upwards of ten thousand at its peak, Canyon City was for a brief time one of the most important towns in the state of Oregon. Home to a vibrant community of miners, businessmen, and a sizable Chinatown, the city flourished throughout the gold rush. From 1864 to 1870, Canyon City was also home to C.H. (Joaquin) Miller, who worked as a judge and planted the town’s first orchard, before moving to California and then to England becoming famous as “the poet of the Sierras.” The town’s population and importance diminished rapidly with the decline in gold mining through the 1870’s. However, Canyon City persevered and, unlike so many of the mining communities of eastern Oregon, exists today – a small, historic town just south of the town of John Day.

ENTERPRISE

www.enterpriseoregon.org R.F. Stubblefield and John Zurcher platted the town of Enterprise in 1886, including a central square, where the Wallowa County courthouse was constructed in 1909 and still stands. Enterprise became the county seat in 1888, taking that honor away from Joseph. Businesses grew up to serve the local population and Enterprise developed quickly. By 1924, the main street was lined with solid brick and stone buildings and included a moving picture theatre. Today, Enterprise is a commercial center for ranchers and headquarters for the Wallowa National Forest. HAINES

www.cityofhainesor.org In 1884, a gentleman by the name of Israel David Haines owned 1200 acres of farmland, the same spot that the town of Haines is now located. The city thrived around the railroad, becoming a major supplier of timber, agriculture and mining products. Haines, known as the “Biggest Little City” in Oregon, is now home to just over 400 people. HALFWAY

www.halfwayoregon.com The territory upon which Halfway lies was explored and mapped by Benjamin Bonneville in the 1830’s but it wasn’t until the 1860’s when the first settlers made it their permanent home. Great hunting, fishing, and camping along with mountain trails for snowmobiles, ski areas, and lodging facilities, makes Halfway a great place for outdoor enthusiasts. Halfway has a population of 291 and is located in Baker County. HINES

www.ci.hines.or.us Located South of Burns Hines was established in 1930 after Edward Hines of Edward Hines Lumber Company purchased 67,400 acres of Malheur Forest. Not long after, the post office was opened in January 1931. The new town was built to house Mill workers from the Lumber Company. The timber industry remained important to the local economy until the 1990s. Now in addition to ranching, a variety of private and public enterprises support the Burns–Hines economy in the 21st century.


IMBLER

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ISLAND CITY

www.islandcityoregon.com The original town of Island City was platted and dedicated by J.L. Caviness and M. Sterling. It began as a business center in 1872 and later the next year was dedicated a post office. Island City became an official city on February 3, 1904. Island City is located on an island surrounded by the Grande Ronde River. Approximately 1005 people call Island City their home. JOHN DAY

www.cityofjohnday.com John Day, like its neighbor Canyon City to the south, owes its existence to the discovery of gold in nearby Whiskey Flat in 1862. Initially known as “Lower Town” in reference to the greater importance of nearby Canyon City, John Day was named for the river, and for years was a thriving mining community. Millions of dollars of ore were extracted from the surrounding area before the industry began its decline. Through the 1870’s John Day was able to successfully transition into a service center for the area’s rapidly growing agricultural and livestock activities. The site of the county’s first stone building, a general store, was erected in 1876. John Day received a post office in 1865 and over the coming decades grew into the preeminent town in Grant County – a role it fills to this day.

PRAIRIE CITY

www.prairiecityoregon.com Another town born of the 1862 gold rush, Prairie City was initially known as Dixie Town or Dixie Creek. Gold was first discovered in the area by a party of fifty to sixty miners on their way to the thriving mines in Baker County. Dixie Creek, however, didn’t last, at least not in its initial location. Rather than settle in hills around Dixie Creek, homesteaders increasingly chose the fertile land of the nearby valley floor. Businesses soon followed, and eager miners began tearing up the earth on which Dixie Creek had been founded. A new town, fittingly named Prairie City, came into being two miles from the site of that first mining camp. This new location helped the town to survive the end of the mining boom, and thrive as a farming and ranching community.

JOSEPH

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UNION

Joseph, named for Young Chief Joseph, was the first town in Wallowa county, established in 1879 at the foot of Wallowa Lake. Originally called Lake City, it became Joseph in 1880. That same year, F.D. McCully built a store, and other businesses followed. By 1884, the first newspaper in the county, the Wallowa Chieftain, was started, and has continued to the present day as the Wallowa County Chieftain, the oldest business in the county. When Wallowa County was separated from Union County in 1887, Joseph became the county seat, until it shifted to Enterprise in 1888. After the railroad reached town in 1908, the lumber industry contributed to Joseph’s economy. In the 20th century, Joseph continued to serve the rural population, and became a center for visitors drawn to the recreational opportunities around Wallowa Lake.

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LA GRANDE

www.cityoflagrande.org From humble beginnings, the town of La Grande grew to become the largest community in Union County and an economic hub for the entire region. Much of the town’s future development was due to its location on the western edge of the Grande Ronde valley, a site chosen by Benjamin Brown and the first group of homesteaders who settled the area in 1861. The early residents of Brownsville, as it was then known, quickly benefited from the presence of the main branch of the Oregon Trail. The population of the region was booming at that time, and the old immigrant road was busy with miners, settlers, and entrepreneurs. The town quickly developed as an important waypoint on the road to the mining country.

Located on the southeastern edge of the Grande Ronde Valley, Union was for many years La Grande’s chief rival for the honor of being the county seat, as well as the primary commercial, population, and transportation center of Union County. Conrad Miller first settled in the area in 1862, and established the county’s first nursery with apple and pear trees brought in from Vancouver. A small group of settlers soon laid out their claims and built log cabins from the plentiful cottonwood. These cabins, clustered close together on either side of Catherine Creek, were located in what is today the town of Union’s central business district. By 1864, when Union was officially platted – its name a reflection of the residents’ sympathies in the ongoing Civil War – it was already a blossoming community, and its inhabitants were unhappy when La Grande was named as the temporary county seat. This marked the beginnings of a feud that was to last through the turn of the century. An ongoing rivalry with La Grande took a turn in Union’s favor in 1872, when Samuel Hannah convinced the Northwestern Stage Company to change their route through the county and begin using the Thomas and Hackles road, which came over the Blue Mountains to Union by way of Summerville. Union now had the support needed and in a countywide election of 1874, Union was awarded the county seat. By the turn of the century however, Union’s case for itself as the center of the county had greatly weakened. La Grande was larger, and the coming of the railroad in 1884 had left the town the undisputed transportation hub in the valley. In addition, the southeastern mining towns of the county’s “panhandle” had become part of Baker county in 1901. And so in 1904, the county seat shifted one last time from Union to La Grande.

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Imbler, Oregon, “Grass Seed Capitol of the World,” is located in the center of the Grande Ronde Valley. The land that Imbler is now platted on belonged to a farmer in the 1890’s named Jessie Imbler. Imbler is primarily an agricultural harbor for grass seed, wheat, and mint production. Stop by the Imbler Country Market for its world famous pepperoni.

In 1863 a post office was opened, necessitating the changing of the town’s name, as there was already a Brownsville in Linn County. At a meeting called to settle the issue, La Grande was chosen. By most accounts a Frenchman named Charles Dause had first used those words to describe the beauty of the area, and they struck the local population as a fitting name for their community. Through the 1860’s and 1870’s, La Grande continued to prosper, becoming an important commercial center in support of the area’s rapidly expanding farms and ranches. Flour and sawmills were built, furthering the town’s growth. Schools and churches were established and the town offered a civilized place for the region’s miners to send their families for the harsh winters. With the coming of the railroad in 1884 the future of La Grande was secured. The Oregon Railway and Navigation Company and later the Union Pacific Railroad employed a sizable number of people to work in the shops and roundhouses that were built in the town, while the area’s agricultural products could now be rapidly transported to new, larger markets. The railroad also facilitated a massive expansion in the timber industry, allowing the lush forests of the Blue Mountains to be harvested and milled. Lumber became a vital part of the local economy. By the turn of the century there were nearly three thousand people living in La Grande making it far and away the largest town in the county, though still only about half the size of Baker City to the south. In 1904, La Grande was named the county seat.


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Alliance Self Storage.......................... 5 Appliances & More........................... 14 Busy Bee Professional Cleaning....... 12 Carpet One Floor & More.................. 31 Claudson’s Sew & Soak.................... 26 Community Bank................................ 8 Countryside Sheds............................ 38 Doren Tile & Stone............................ 36 Eastern Oregon Net, Inc.................... 10 Eastern Oregon Rental & Sales......... 25 Elgin Electric..................................... 13 Gildemeister Photography.................. 5 Grande Ronde Hospital & Clinics........ 4 Guild Mortgage................................. 17 Inland Turf & Equipment................... 39 Island Express Lube Center.............. 12 J & N Custom Renovations............... 28 James Challis Construction.............. 19 John Day Polaris............................... 36

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Joseph Electric & Lighting................ 30 Joseph Law Firm................................ 9 Miller’s Home Center........................ 29 MiTrac Construction Inc.................... 18 Ne-Hi Enterprises............................. 37 Northwest Furniture & Mattress....... 15 Olive Branch Pharmacy.................... 10 Oregon Trail Electric Cooperative...... 40 Red Cross Drug Store....................... 10 Reed & Associates.............................. 9 Scotts Heating & Air Conditioning..... 33 SJ Electric......................................... 31 Smith Security LLC........................... 27 Tektoniks Corporation....................... 35 The Denture Lady............................... 9 The Door Guy.................................... 38 The Stove Store................................ 32 Trouble Tree Service......................... 34 Wallowa County ACE Hardware........ 33

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Area CHURCHES ANGLICAN

St Peters Episcopal Church 1001 O Ave La Grande��������������������������������963-3623

APOSTOLIC

Apostolic Lighthouse Church 2085 7th St Baker City������������������������������403-1302

ASSEMBLIES OF GOD

Abundant Life Assembly 207 E Main St Enterprise���������������������������������426-3752 Assembly Of God Church 330 W Front St Prairie City������������������������������820-3682 Christian Life Center 14th & Alder Elgin��������������������������������������������������437-2173 Harvest Church 3720 Birch St Baker City�����������������������������������������������523-4233 New Life Center 10700 Walton Rd La Grande�����������������������������������������963-3233 Wallowa Assembly Of God 702 S Hwy 82 Wallowa���������������������������������886-8445

BAHA’I

Baha’i Faith Joseph�������������������������������������������������������������������������������432-2431

BAPTIST

Bible Baptist Church 267 S Egan Hines��������������������������������������������������573-2197 Calvary Baptist Church 2130 4th St Baker City���������������������������������������523-3891 707 Main St Cove������������������������������������������������������������������������������568-4888 Elgin Baptist Church 800 N 13th Ave Elgin���������������������������������������������437-8625 Faith Baptist Church of Harney County 777 N Saginaw Hines..................573-7777 First Baptist Church 1420 W North St Enterprise������������������������������������426-7886 714 Cole Haines��������������������������������������������������������������������������������856-3471 1702 6th St La Grande����������������������������������������������������������������������963-3911 1531 S Main St Union������������������������������������������������������������������������562-5531 First Landmark Missionary Baptist 1812 1st St La Grande���������������������605-0215 Joseph Baptist Church 107 N Main St Joseph����������������������������������������263-2951 Pine Baptist Church 167 Claude St Halfway�������������������������������������������742-6690 Summerville Baptist Church 507 Jefferson St Summerville��������������������534-9155 Trinity Baptist Church 2705 Gekeler Ln La Grande���������������������������������963-7202

BAPTIST-CONSERVATIVE

Calvary Baptist Church 2130 4th St Baker City���������������������������������������523-3891 707 Main St Cove������������������������������������������������������������������������������568-4888 Cornerstone Christian Fellowship 139 NE Dayton St John Day���������������575-2180 First Baptist Church 714 Cole St Haines�������������������������������������������������856-3471 McEwen Bible Fellowship 15403 Sumpter Stage Hwy Baker City�����������523-9809 Pine Baptist Church 167 Claude St Halfway�������������������������������������������742-6690 Prairie Baptist Church 238 N McHaley St Prairie City������������������������������820-3696

BAPTIST-INDEPENDENT

Cornerstone Baptist Church 140 E St North Powder�������������������������������805-0890 Elkhorn Baptist Church 3520 Birch St Baker City�����������������������������������523-4332 Summerville Baptist Church 507 Jefferson St Summerville��������������������534-9155

BAPTIST-REFORMED

Grace Bible Church 1114 Y Ave La Grande���������������������������������������������663-0610

BAPTIST-SOUTHERN

Blue Mountain Baptist Church 2998 8th St Baker City����������������������������523-5182 Elgin Baptist Church 800 N 13th Ave Elgin���������������������������������������������437-8625 Trinity Baptist Church 2705 Gekeler Ln La Grande���������������������������������963-7202

CALVARY CHAPEL

1668 Resort St Suite B Baker City����������������������������������������������������������519-4836 29961 Greenhouse Ln Burns�����������������������������������������������������������������573-7785 1433 Jefferson Ave La Grande���������������������������������������������������������������963-5884

CATHOLIC

Catholic Church 2235 1st St Baker City�������������������������������������������������523-4521 12th & Alder Elgin�����������������������������������������������������������������������������437-8101 1002 L Ave La Grande�����������������������������������������������������������������������963-7341 Holy Family Catholic Church 678 N Eagan Burns.....................................573-2613 Our Lady Of The Valley Catholic Church 1002 L Ave La Grande��������������963-7341 St Elizabeth Of John Day 247 S Canyon Blvd John Day��������������������������575-1459 St Francis De Sales Cathedral 2235 1st St Baker City����������������������������523-4521 St Katherine 301 E Garfield St Enterprise�����������������������������������������������426-3043 St Mary’s Catholic Church 93 S 12th Ave Elgin���������������������������������������437-8101 St Therese Catholic Church 135 W Bell St Halfway���������������������������������742-4488

CHARISMATIC

Agape Christian Center 650 State Hwy 7 Baker City�������������������������������523-6586 Living Word Christian Center 59357 Hwy 26 Mt Vernon��������������������������932-4910 New Song Community Church 3008 Cove Ave La Grande����������������������963-9132

CHRISTIAN

Baker City Christian Church 675 State Hwy 7 Baker City������������������������523-5425 Burns Christian Church 125 S Buena Vista Ave Burns..............................573-2216 Christian Church 675 State Hwy 7 Baker City�����������������������������������������523-5425 1335 Division Elgin����������������������������������������������������������������������������437-3823 Richland��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������893-6191 Cornerstone Christian Fellowship 139 NE Dayton St John Day���������������575-2180 Enterprise Christian Church 85035 Joseph Hwy Enterprise��������������������426-3449 First Christian Church Disciples Of Christ 311 NE Dayton St John Day���������������������������������������������������������������575-1202 901 Penn Ave La Grande�������������������������������������������������������������������963-2623 Grande Ronde Community Church 410 Fir La Grande�����������������������������963-7410 Imbler Christian Church 440 Ruckman Ave Imbler���������������������������������534-2201 Richland Christian Church 117 2nd St Richland�������������������������������������893-6191 Valley Fellowship Office 507 Palmer Ave La Grande�������������������������������963-0340

CHRISTIAN-DISCIPLES OF CHRIST

First Christian Church Disciples Of Christ 901 Penn Ave La Grande�������������������������������������������������������������������963-2623

CHRISTIAN SCIENCE

Christian Science Church & Reading Room 2210 Washington Ave Baker City�������������������������������������������������������523-5911

CHURCH OF CHRIST

Enterprise Community Congregational Church 301 NE 1st Enterprise�����������������������������������������������������������������������426-3044 Lazy Rodeo Church of Christ 562 N Alvord Ave Burns..............................573-2502

CHURCH OF GOD

Crossroads Community Church 601 Jefferson Ave La Grande����������������963-4342

CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS (MORMON)

Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-Day Saints The 2625 Hughes Ln Baker City Family History Center Baker City��������������������������������������������������������523-2397 Baker Valley Ward Baker City�������������������������������������������������������������523-4901 1st Ward Baker City���������������������������������������������������������������������������523-4901 2nd Ward Baker City��������������������������������������������������������������������������523-4901 Bishop Kim Eardley Baker City������������������������������������������������������523-2335 Boardman Chapel 500 Wilson Rd Boardman��������������������������������������481-2655 Burns Ward 600 N Saginaw Ave Burns����������������������������������������������573-2120 Crane Branch 6442 Fairmont Ave Crane��������������������������������������������493-2748 Elgin Ward 755 Baltimore St Elgin�����������������������������������������������������437-4061 Family History Center & Foyer Elgin�����������������������������������������������437-2313 Enterprise Ward 900 E Greenwood St Enterprise��������������������������������426-3481 Family History Center Foyer Enterprise������������������������������������������426-3342 Halfway 46568 Carson Hwy Halfway�������������������������������������������������742-7676 Hines Ward 600 Saginaw Ave Hines...................................................573-2120 John Day Ward 944 E Main St John Day��������������������������������������������575-1817 La Grande Oregon Stake Center 1802 Gekeler Ln La Grande����������������������������������������������������������963-3612 1st Ward 1802 Gekeler Ln La Grande��������������������������������������������963-4341 2nd Ward 1802 Gekeler Ln La Grande Family History Center  1802 Gekeler Ln La Grande��������������������������������������������������963-5003 Seminary 1007 2nd La Grande�������������������������������������������������963-9544 Foyer Phone�����������������������������������������������������������������������������963-5355 3rd Ward 11206 McAlister Rd Island City��������������������������������������963-8114 4th Ward 11206 McAlister Rd Island City���������������������������������������963-8984 Foyer Phone�����������������������������������������������������������������������������963-7212 Fifth Branch 1802 Gekeler Ln La Grande���������������������������������������963-2791 Lexington Chapel Hwy 74 Lexington��������������������������������������������������989-8244 Willow Creek Branch Hwy 74 Lexington���������������������������������������������989-8244 Union Ward 702 N Main St Union�������������������������������������������������������562-5549


07 Burnt River Community Church 30271 State Hwy 26 Unity���������������������446-3317 Grande Ronde Community Church 410 Fir La Grande�����������������������������963-7410 New Song Community Church 3008 Cove Ave La Grande����������������������963-9132 Sonrise Community Church La Grande���������������������������������������������������663-1735

CONGREGATIONAL

Enterprise Community Church 301 NE 1st St Enterprise�������������������������426-3044

EPISCOPAL

St Andrews Episcopal Church 393 W A St Burns.573-2632 St Patrick’s Episcopal Church 100 NE 3rd St Enterprise�������������������������426-3439 St Stephens Episcopal Church 2177 1st St Baker City����������������������������523-4812 St Thomas Episcopal Church 139 S Washington St Canyon City������������������������������������������������������620-1436

EVANGELICAL METHODIST

Grace Chapel Evangelical Methodist 154 E Williams St Prairie City���������820-4437

FOURSQUARE GOSPEL

NON-DENOMINATIONAL

Amazing Grace Fellowship 1316 T Ave La Grande����������������������������������568-4567 Calvary Baptist Church 2130 4th St Baker City���������������������������������������523-3891 Christian Church 675 Hwy 7 Baker City��������������������������������������������������523-5425 Church Of Christ 2107 Gekeler Ln La Grande�����������������������������������������805-5070 Crossroads Community Church 601 Jefferson Ave La Grande����������������963-4342 Damascus Road Ministries 905 C Ave La Grande�����������������������������������962-1533 Enterprise Christian Church 85035 Joseph Hwy Enterprise��������������������426-3449 Imnaha Christian Fellowship Imnaha������������������������������������������������������577-3232 New Hope Christian Church 2630 Bearco Loop La Grande���������������������786-0348 New Song Community Church 300 Cove Ave La Grande�������������������������963-9132 Salvation Army The 1114 Y Ave La Grande���������������������������������������������963-4829 Valley Fellowship 507 Palmer Ave La Grande�����������������������������������������963-0340 Word Of Life Ministries 401 Sunset Dr La Grande�����������������������������������605-0425

ORGANIZATIONAL

Neighbor Together Ministries PO Box 816 La Grande������������������������������963-9126

PENTECOSTAL

Lighthouse United Pentiecostal Chruch 10501 W 1st Island City..............963-8674

Faith Center 10300 South D Island City��������������������������������������������������963-8063 Faith Center Foursquare Church 1839 3rd St Baker City�������������������������523-7915 Life Foursquare Church 74 S Alvord Ave Burns........................................573-7933

PENTECOSTAL-CHURCH OF GOD

INDEPENDENT

PRESBYTERIAN

Summerville Baptist Church 507 Jefferson St Summerville��������������������534-9155

INTERDENOMINATIONAL

Union Baptist Church 1531 S Main St Union�������������������������������������������562-5531

JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES

Jehovah’s Witnesses Kingdom Hall 975 S Bridge St Baker City����������������������������������������������������������������523-9467 592 W Madison St Burns....................................................................573-1154 303 S Humboldt St Canyon City���������������������������������������������������������575-2322 804 N River St Enterprise������������������������������������������������������������������426-2018 46483 Cornucopia Hwy Halfway��������������������������������������������������������742-4255 1511 26th St La Grande��������������������������������������������������������������������963-4515

LUTHERAN

First Lutheran Church 1734 3rd St Baker City����������������������������������������523-3922 First EV Lutheran Church 349 S Egan Ave Burns.....................................573-2230 Lutheran Church Faith - MO Synod 104 S 12th St La Grande�����������������963-2831 Redeemer Lutheran Church 627 SE Hillcrest Rd John Day���������������������575-2348 Zion Lutheran Church 902 4th St La Grande������������������������������������������963-5998

MENNONITE

Grande Ronde Mennonite Church 69371 Lantz Ln Cove�������������������������568-4212

METHODIST

Sunrise Free Methodist Church La Grande���������������������������������������������663-1735 United Methodist Church 1919 2nd Baker City���������������������������������������523-4201 Elgin��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������437-8111 126 NW Canton St John Day�������������������������������������������������������������575-1326 301 S Lake St Joseph�����������������������������������������������������������������������432-3102 1612 4th St La Grande����������������������������������������������������������������������963-2498 Union������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������562-5848

METHODIST-FREE

Sunrise Free Methodist Church 1806 26th St La Grande������������������������663-1735

NAZARENE

Church Of The Nazarene 1250 Hughes Ln Baker City�����������������������������523-3533 1100 Birch Elgin��������������������������������������������������������������������������������437-3782 311 Rowe Davis Ave Hines.................................................................573-7100 521 E Main St John Day��������������������������������������������������������������������575-1895 109 18th St La Grande����������������������������������������������������������������������963-3402 43124 Main New Bridge St Richland�������������������������������������������������893-6121 Harney County Church Of The Nazarene 311 Roe Davis Rd Hines��������������������������������������������������������������������573-7100

New Beginnings Fellowship PC Of G 1820 Estes St Baker City���������������524-1394 First Presbyterian Church  1995 4th St Baker City����������������������������������������������������������������������523-5201 1308 Washington Ave La Grande�������������������������������������������������������963-5114 132 Hwy 82 Lstne�����������������������������������������������������������������������������569-2451 Pine Valley Presbyterian Church Gover Ln Halfway���������������������������������742-4412 Pioneer Presbyterian Church 417 W Washington St Burns.......................573-2134 Presbyterian Church 204 Fork Rd Dyvlle������������������������������������������������987-2621

SALVATION ARMY

Salvation Army The 1114 Y Ave La Grande���������������������������������������������963-4829

SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST

Baker City Seventh-Day Adventist Church 42171 Chico Rd Baker City.................................................................819-0433 Seventh Day Adventist Church 42171 Chico Rd Baker City����������������������������������������������������������������523-4913 306 N Buena Vista Ave Burns.............................................................573-3158 141 N 15th Ave Elgin�������������������������������������������������������������������������437-5454 301 Wagner St Enterprise������������������������������������������������������������������426-3751 110 Valley View Dr John Day�������������������������������������������������������������575-1216 2702 Adams Ave La Grande��������������������������������������������������������������963-4018 New Bridge Rd & Hwy 86 Richland����������������������������������������������������893-6457

UNITED METHODIST

United Methodist Church 1919 2nd St Baker City�����������������������������������523-4201 Elgin��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������437-8111 126 NW Canton St John Day�������������������������������������������������������������575-1326

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Area SCHOOLS

11 Island City Elementary 10201 W 4th St................................541 663-3271 Joseph Elementary 201 E 2nd St........541 432-5361 Keating School 41964 Miles Bridge Rd.....................541 523-2377 Long Creek School 375 E Main St.......541 421-3896 Monument School 127 North St..........541 934-2646 North Powder Charter School 333 G St...........................................541 898-2244 Pine Eagle Elementary 375 N Main St Hlfwy........................541 742-2811 Prairie City School 740 Overholt St................................541 820-3314 Seneca Elementary 100 Park Ave.......541 542-2542 South Baker School 1285 3rd.............541 524-2350 Stella Mayfield Elementary 1111 Division Elgin..........................541 437-2321 Troy Elementary School 66247 Redmond Grade Ln...............541 828-7788 Union Elementary School 166 Dearborn...................................541 562-5278 Wallowa Elementary School 315 W 1st St....................................541 886-2061 Willow Kindergarten 1305 N Willow St LaGrd...................541 663-3240

ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS Baker Web Academy 2725 7th St BkrCty...........................541 524-2300 Brooklyn Primary School 1350 Washington BkrCty..................541 524-2450 Burnt River School 201 S 1st Ave Unity..........................541 446-3466 Central Elementary 701 H Ave LaGrd..............................541 663-3501 Cove Elementary School 803 Main.........................................541 568-4424 Dayville Elementary School 285 School House Rd.......................541 987-2412 Enterprise Elementary School 201 SE 4th St...................................541 426-3812 Greenwood Elementary 2300 N Spruce St LaGrd...................541 663-3601 Haines Elementary School 400 School St...................................541 524-2400 Henry L Slater Elementary School 800 N Fairview Ave Burns............... 541-573-7201 Humbolt Elementary School 329 N Humbolt Cnyn Cty..................541 575-0454 Huntington Public School 520 E 3rd St.....................................541 869-2204 Imbler Elementary School 6th & Esther Ave..............................541 534-2311 Imnaha Elementary 78976 Imnaha Hwy Jsph..................541 577-3119

MIDDLE SCHOOLS Baker Middle School 2320 Washington.............................541 524-2500 Burnt River School 201 S 1st Ave Unity..........................541 446-3466 Cove Middle School 803 Main.............541 568-4424 Dayville Middle School 285 School House Rd.......................541 987-2412 Grant Union Jr/Sr High School 911 S Canyon Blvd JhnDy................541 575-1799 Hines Middle School 500 W Barnes Ave Hines.........................573-7255 La Grande Middle School 1108 4th.....541 663-3421 Long Creek School 375 E Main St.......541 421-3896 Monument School 127 North St..........541 934-2646 Prairie City School 740 Overholt St......541 820-3314 Troy Middle School 66247 Redmond Grade Ln...............541 828-7788 Union High School 540 S Main............541 562-5166 HIGH SCHOOLS Baker High School 2500 E St..............541 524-2600 Bible Baptist Christian Academy 267 S Egan Ave Burns.......... 541-573-2197 Blue Mountain Alternative School 116 NW Bridge St #8 JhnDy.............541 575-4244 Burns High School 1100 Oregon Ave Burns.................. 541-573-2044 Burnt River School 201 S 1st Ave Unity............... 541

446-3466 Cove High School 803 Main................541 568-4424 Dayville High School 285 School House Rd.......................541 987-2412 Elgin High School 1400 Birch..............541 437-2021 Enterprise High School 201 SE 4th St...................................541 426-3193 Grant Union Jr/Sr High School 911 S Canyon JhnDy........................541 575-1799 Huntington Public School 520 E 3rd St.....................................541 869-2204 Imbler High School 6th & Esther Ave............................. 541-534-5331 Joseph High School 400 E Williams Ave...........................541 432-7311 La Grande High School 708 K Ave.......541 663-3300 Long Creek School 375 E Main St.......541 421-3896 Monument School 127 North St..........541 934-2646 North Powder Charter School 333 G St...........................................541 898-2244 Pine Eagle High School 375 N Main St Hlfwy........................541 742-2811 Prairie City School 740 Overholt St......541 820-3314 Troy High School 66247 Redmond Grade Ln...............541 828-7788 Union High School 540 S Main............541 562-5166 Wallowa High School 315 W 1st St.....541 886-2951 HEAD START Administration One University Blvd LaGrd................541 962-3409 Baker City 1927 16th St......................541 523-2696 Elgin 180 N 10th.................................541 437-5757 Enterprise 670 NW 1st St....................541 426-4225 John Day 401 S Canyon Blvd..............541 575-1429 La Grande 810 14th............................541 963-4611 Union 542 S College...........................541 562-6057 COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES Blue Mountain Community College 3275 Baker St BkrCty.......................541 523-9127 835-B S Canyon Blvd JhnDy.............541 575-1550 Eastern Oregon University 1 University Blvd LaGrd....................541 962-3672 ALTERNATIVE SCHOOLS Baker Technical Institute 2500 E St.....541 524-2651 Cove Charter School 803 Main St..........................541 568-4424 Eagle Cap Innovative High School 2725 7th St BkrCty............... 541 524-2310 Imbler Charter School 6th & Esther Ave...................541 534-5331

IN SUPPORT OF PRIVATE EDUCATION Private Schools offer an educational option for parents in our community. In their setting, private schools offer education in smaller class sizes enabling students and teachers to build a strong, personalized learning environment. Private education empowers teachers to educate the whole child, broadening growth experiences spiritually, socially, emotionally, physically and academically. As children attend private school classrooms they develop great study skills as well as experiencing opportunities for service and leadership training. Private education provides an opportunity for parents to be directly involved in the education of their child and to impact the development of character traits and traditional values. Private education offers a choice for learning, training students to be leaders for tomorrow’s world.

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SCHOOL DISTRICTS Baker City...........................................541 524-2260 Burns................................................. 541-573-6811 Canyon City........................................541 575-1280 Cove...................................................541 568-4424 Dayville...............................................541 987-2412 Elgin...................................................541 437-1211 Enterprise...........................................541 426-3193 Grant..................................................541 575-1280 Huntington..........................................541 869-2204 Imbler.................................................541 534-5331 John Day............................................541 575-1280 Joseph...............................................541 432-7311 La Grande...........................................541 663-3202 Long Creek.........................................541 421-3896 Monument..........................................541 934-2646 Mount Vernon.....................................541 575-1280 North Powder......................................541 898-2244 Pine Eagle..........................................541 742-2550 Prairie City..........................................541 820-3314 Seneca...............................................541 542-2542 Troy....................................................541 828-7788 Union..................................................541 562-6115 Wallowa..............................................541 886-2061


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Tips: MORTGAGE SELECTION Shopping around for a home loan or mortgage will help you get the best financing deal. A mortgage – whether it’s a home purchase, a refinancing, or a home equity loan – is a product, just like a car, so the price and terms may be negotiable. You’ll want to compare all the costs involved in obtaining a mortgage. Shopping, comparing, and negotiating may save you thousands of dollars. Obtain Information from Several Lenders Home loans are available from several types of lenders — thrift institutions, commercial banks, mortgage companies, and credit unions. Different lenders may quote you different prices, so you should contact several lenders to make sure you’re getting the best price. You can also get a home loan through a mortgage broker. Brokers arrange transactions rather than lending money directly; in other words, they find a lender for you. A broker’s access to several lenders can mean a wider selection of loan products and terms from which you can choose. Brokers will generally contact several lenders regarding your application, but they are not obligated to find the best deal for you unless they have contracted with you to act as your agent. Consequently, you should consider contacting more than one broker, just as you should with banks or thrift institutions. Whether you are dealing with a lender or a broker may not always be clear. Some financial institutions operate as both lenders and brokers. And most brokers’ advertisements do not use the word “broker.” Therefore, be sure to ask whether a broker is involved. This information is important because brokers are usually paid a fee for their services that may be separate from and in addition to the lender’s origination or other fees. A broker’s compensation may be in the form of “points” paid at closing or as an add-on to your interest rate, or both. You should ask each broker you work with how he or she will be compensated so that you can compare the different fees. Be prepared to negotiate with the brokers as well as the lenders. Obtain All Important Cost Information Be sure to get information about mortgages from several lenders or brokers. Know how much of a down payment you can afford, and find out all the costs involved in the loan. Knowing just the amount of the monthly payment or the interest rate is not enough. Ask for information about the same loan amount, loan term, and type of loan so that you can compare the information. The following information is important to get from each lender and broker: Rates • Ask each lender and broker for a list of its current mortgage interest rates and whether the rates being quoted are the lowest for that day or week. • Ask whether the rate is fixed or adjustable. Keep in mind that when interest rates for adjustable-rate mortgages go up, generally so do the monthly payments. • If the rate quoted is for an adjustable-rate mortgage, ask how your rate and loan payment will vary, including whether your loan payment will be reduced when rates go down. • Ask about the loan’s annual percentage rate (APR). The APR takes into account not only the interest rate but also points, broker fees, and certain other credit charges that you may be required to pay, expressed as a yearly rate. Points

Points are fees paid to the lender or broker for the loan and are often linked to the interest rate; usually the more points you pay, the lower the rate.

• Check your local newspaper or on-line for information about rates and points currently being offered. • Ask for points to be quoted to you as a dollar amount – rather than just as the number of points – so that you will know how much you will actually have to pay. Fees

A home loan often involves many fees, such as loan origination or underwriting fees, broker fees, and settlement (or closing costs). Every lender or broker should be able to give you an estimate of its fees. Many of these fees are negotiable. Some fees are paid when you apply for a loan (such as application and appraisal fees), and others are paid at closing. In some cases, you can borrow the money needed to pay these fees, but doing so will increase your loan amount and total costs. “No cost” loans are sometimes available, but they usually involve higher rates.

• Ask what each fee includes. Several items may be lumped into one fee.

Source: Federal Trade Commission

• Ask for an explanation of any fee you do not understand. Some common fees associated with a home loan closing are listed on the Mortgage Shopping Worksheet. Down Payments and Private Mortgage Insurance

Some lenders require 20 percent of the home’s purchase price as a down payment. However, many lenders now offer loans that require less than 20 percent down – sometimes as little as 5 percent on conventional loans. If a 20 percent down payment is not made, lenders usually require the homebuyer to purchase private mortgage insurance (PMI) to protect the lender in case the homebuyer fails to pay. When government-assisted programs like FHA (Federal Housing Administration), VA (Veterans Administration), or Rural Development Services are available, the down payment requirements may be substantially smaller.

• Ask about the lender’s requirements for a down payment, including what you need to do to verify that funds for your down payment are available. • Ask your lender about special programs it may offer. If PMI is required for your loan • Ask what the total cost of the insurance will be. • Ask how much your monthly payment will be when the PMI premium is included. Obtain the Best Deal That You Can Once you know what each lender has to offer, negotiate the best deal that you can. On any given day, lenders and brokers may offer different prices for the same loan terms to different consumers, even if those consumers have the same loan qualifications. The most likely reason for this difference in price is that loan officers and brokers are often allowed to keep some or all of this difference as extra compensation. Generally, the difference between the lowest available price for a loan product and any higher price that the borrower agrees to pay is an overage. When overages occur, they are built into the prices quoted to consumers. They can occur in both fixed-rate and variable-rate loans and can be in the form of points, fees, or the interest rate. Whether quoted to you by a loan officer or a broker, the price of any loan may contain overages. Have the lender or broker write down all the costs associated with the loan. Then ask if the lender or broker will waive or reduce one or more of its fees or agree to a lower rate or fewer points. You’ll want to make sure that the lender or broker is not agreeing to lower one fee while raising another or to lower the rate while raising points. There’s no harm in asking lenders or brokers if they can give better terms than the original ones they quoted or than those you have found elsewhere. Once you are satisfied with the terms you have negotiated, you may want to obtain a written lock-in from the lender or broker. The lock-in should include the rate that you have agreed upon, the period the lock-in lasts, and the number of points to be paid. A fee may be charged for locking in the loan rate. This fee may be refundable at closing. Lockins can protect you from rate increases while your loan is being processed; if rates fall, however, you could end up with a less-favorable rate. If that happens, try to negotiate a compromise with the lender or broker.


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Don’t let your credit score hold you back New credit score guidelines have made it easier to get a high-balance loan. If your score is 620 or above, a high-balance loan is now an option.

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Valerie Mills-Smith is licensed to do business in the state of Oregon. ML-176; Brady Angelos is licensed to do business in the state of Oregon. ML-176; Guild Mortgage Company is an Equal Housing Lender; Company NMLS ID 3274. All information, loan programs & interest rates are subject to change without notice. All loans subject to underwriter approval. Terms and conditions apply. Always consult an accountant or tax advisor for full eligibility requirements on tax deduction. *VA allows 620 FICO at 90% LTV or 640 at 100% LTV. **USDA is subject to Income and Property Eligibility.

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Tips: PICKING A CONTRACTOR • Will my project require a permit? A competent contractor will get all the necessary permits before starting work on your project. Be suspicious if the contractor asks you to get the permit(s). It would mean that the contractor is not licensed or registered, as required by your state or locality. • May I have a list of references? The contractor should be able to give you the names, addresses, and phone numbers of at least three clients who have projects similar to yours. Ask each how long ago the project was completed and if you can see it. Also, tell the contractor that you’d like to visit jobs in progress. • Will you be using subcontractors on this project? If yes, ask to meet them, and make sure they have current insurance coverage and licenses, if required. Also ask them if they were paid on time by this contractor. A “mechanic’s lien” could be placed on your home if your contractor fails to pay the subcontractors and suppliers on your project. Protect yourself by asking the contractor, and every subcontractor and supplier, for a lien release or lien waiver. • What types of insurance do you carry? Contractors should have personal liability, worker’s compensation, and property damage coverage. Ask for copies of insurance certificates, and make sure they’re current. Avoid doing business with contractors who don’t carry the appropriate insurance. Otherwise, you’ll be held liable for any injuries and damages that occur during the project. Source: Federal Trade Commission

Foundation Concrete Sawing

Retaining Walls Sidewalk, Curb & Steps Decorative Patios

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CONTRACTOR • INDUSTRIAL • HOMEOWNER

Since 1989 La Grande, OR

2007 Adams Ave 541-963-RENT (7368)

Baker City, OR

3925 10th St 541-523-RENT (7368)

Pendleton, OR

338 NW 57th Dr 541-276-RENT (7368)

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Sew & Soak 1401 Adams Avenue • La Grande, OR

541-963-6402 sewandsoak@eoni.com www.claudsons.com


Area CLIMATE

Washington State statutes call for local jurisdictions (cities and counties) to require a building permit when any structural change or alterations are made to an existing building or when any new construction is undertaken. (Separate permits for plumbing, mechanical and electrical work may also be required when applicable.) The State Building Code Council (SBCC) was created to advise the Legislature on building code issues and to develop the building codes used in Washington State. These codes help to ensure buildings and facilities constructed in the state are safe and healthy for building occupants, accessible to persons with disabilities and the elderly, and energy efficient.

Building Departments & Planning Baker City Building Department.................................541 524-2054 Baker County Planning Department Baker City..........541 523-8219 Grant County Planning Commission Canyon City........541 575-1519 La Grande Building Division 1000 Adams Ave............541 962-1317 Union County Building Division La Grande.................541 962-1317 Wallowa County Building Department Enterprise.......541 426-4543 City Hall Baker City City Hall 1655 1st.....................................541 523-6541 Enterprise City Hall 108 NE 1st..................................541 426-4196 Imbler City Hall 180 Ruckman...................................541 534-6095 Island City City Hall 10605 Island Ave........................541 963-5017 La Grande City Hall 1000 Adams Ave.........................541 962-1302 Long Creek City Hall 250 Hardisty St.........................541 421-3601 North Powder City Hall 635 3rd.................................541 898-2185 Prairie City City Hall 133 S Bridge St..........................541 820-3605 Unity City Hall 311 Main............................................541 523-8200 Wallowa City Hall 104 N Pine.....................................541 886-2422

Source: www.usclimatedata.com

“Eastern Oregon’s security company of choice. We make your safety and security our top priority.” Services Offered:

Smart Security Systems | Smart Locks (Access Control) | Video Surveillance Fire Alarm Systems | Smart Home & Energy Management

541-564-9398 • 541-276-4847 1-800-690-1309 www.smithsecurityllc.com

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MONTH HIGH (°F) LOW (°F) PREC. January 38 24 1.61” February 43 26 1.14” March 51 30 1.46” April 58 35 1.57” May 67 42 2.01” June 75 49 1.54” July 85 54 0.67” August 86 52 0.87” September 76 44 0.67” October 62 35 1.30” November 46 30 2.06” December 38 24 1.65”

Tips:PERMITS


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RENOVATIONS GENERAL CONSTRUCTION

Residential & Commercial Renovation Specialists

Proudly Serving Eastern Oregon Since 2010

Before After

• Custom Homes • Roofing • Siding • Windows • Doors • Kitchen & Bath Remodels • Additions • Garages & Pole Barns LICENSED BONDED INSURED CCB# 200379

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541-805-4091 541-910-5580 www.jandnrenovations.com


3815 Pocahontas Rd, BAKER CITY 541-523-6404 307 Greenwood St, LA GRANDE 541-963-3113 217 Greenwood St, CABINET SHOP 541-963-2613 “For All Your Hardware & Building Supply Needs”

“Bringing Quality Products at Affordable Prices to Eastern Oregon”

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Joseph Electric & Lighting RESIDENTIAL COMMERCIAL INDUSTRIAL Serving Wallowa County For 25 Years • Indoor & Outdoor Lighting • Specialty Fixtures • Custom Home Wiring • Zonal Heating • Electrical Upgrades • Minor & Major Remodels LICENSED • BONDED • INSURED • CCB#100309

541-432-5963

601-A North Main St • Joseph


Serving Union, Wallowa & Baker Counties Since 1995

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FREE ESTIMATES OR CCB #186475

1507 R Ave • La Grande

SJ ELECTRIC INDUSTRIAL + RESIDENTIAL COMMERCIAL +

541-663-0303

E-mail: sjelectric@coveoregon.com

LICENSED • BONDED • INSURED

Tips: UNPACKING • If possible, place boxes in their respective rooms prior to the seals being broken on them. • Unpack one room at a time, starting with the more frequented rooms (i.e. kitchen, bedroom) • Unpack one box at a time. It may be tempting to rifle through to located much needed items, however doing this will cause disarray and will take you longer to sort through your things. • Donate empty boxes to Goodwill or Salvation Army. They are always in need of storage boxes.

• Donate items that will not be used to Goodwill or the Salvation Army. You can request a receipt for all items donated and can be used as a tax deduction. • Do not unpack out of season items. Place all seasonal decorations and/or linens in storage until you will need them. Keeping them in boxes will avoid clutter and unnecessary repackaging.

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Carpet and Carpet Tile Hardwood Tile and Luxury Vinyl Tile Waterproof Laminate Area Rugs Serta Mattresses Window Coverings Installation Furniture

Beautiful. Made Affordable.™ La Grande

CarpetOneEO.com Enterprise

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1606 Portland Street M-F 9-5:30 • Sat 9-2

800 South River M-F 9-5:30 • Sat 9-12

CCB#130843

Baker City

2001 2nd Street

541-523-1533 M-F 9-5:30 • Sat 9-2


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THE STOVE STORE

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STOVES • Wood • Gas • Pellet

INSPECTION SERVICES Real Estate • Safety • Video OR CCB#203798

Licensed • Bonded • Insured 305 W. 6th St • Wallowa

541-886-3000


Wallowa County’s Everything Home Improvement Center!

KEY SERVICE • FASTENERS • ELECTRICAL • PLUMBING • SMALL APPLIANCES LAWN & GARDEN SUPPLIES

BARBECUES

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101 W North St • Enterprise • 541-426-3622

CCB # 089333

24-HOUR EMERGENCY SERVICE

· Repair-All Makes & Models · Complete Sheet Metal Shop · EPA Certified · Refrigeration Setting the La Grande, Oregon Baker City, Oregon

Standard In Eastern Oregon

Serving Union, Baker & Wallowa Counties Since 1992 PO Box 1125 ~ 1505 N. Pine

La Grande.................... 963-4316 Independent American Standard Dealer Baker City...................... 523-3318 email: dispatch@scottsac.com • www.amstd.dealer.com/scottsac

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WALLOWA COUNTY

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Serving Union and Wallowa Counties

Free Estimates Licensed • Bonded • Insured

• Tree Removal • Tree Trimming • Stump Grinding • Log Removal

troubletreeservice@gmail.com 606 Wynema Street • Wallowa, OR 97885 CCB#205933

541-398-8530


Tips: BEFORE & AFTER MOVING • Collect valuables from safe deposit box. Make copies of important documents before mailing or hand carry them to your new address. • Talk with your insurance agent to ensure you’ll be covered through your homeowner’s or renter’s policy during the move. • Defrost freezer and refrigerator. • Give a close friend or relative your travel route and schedule so you may be reached if needed. • Double check closets, drawers, shelves, attic and garage to be sure they are empty • Carry important documents, currency and jewelry yourself. • Carry travelers checks for quick, available funds. After arriving at your new home: • Renew your driver’s license, auto registration and tags. • Shop around for new insurance policies, especially auto coverage. • Revise your will and other legal papers to avoid longer probate and higher legal fees. • Locate hospitals, police stations, veterinarian and fire stations near your home.

Residential & Commercial • Asbestos Testing & Abatement • Mold Testing & Remediation • Lead Testing & Removal • Indoor Air Quality Inspection • Precast Walls

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Before moving, do the following: • Fill out change of address order form at the post office or online at www.usps.com. • Fill out an IRS change of address form, available at www.irs.gov. • Make arrangements with moving company or reserve a rental truck • Make travel arrangements with airlines, buses and hotels. • Transfer memberships in churches, clubs and civic organizations • Obtain medical and dental records, x-rays and prescription histories. • Ask your doctor and dentist for referrals and transfer prescriptions. • Set up a checking account in your new city. • Check into the laws and requirements for your new city. • Take inventory of your belongings before they’re packed, in the event you need to file an insurance claim later. Take photo or videos of your belongings and record serial numbers. • Make arrangements for transporting pets. • Use all perishable food items. • Switch utility services to new address. • Change newspapers and subscriptions to your new address. • Arrange for help on moving day. • Reserve elevator if moving from an apartment. • Have appliances serviced. • Clean rugs and clothing and have them wrapped for moving. • Plan ahead for special needs of infants. • Close bank accounts and have your funds wired to your new bank. Make sure there is no outstanding checks or automatic payments that haven’t been processed.

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After

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Authorized Dealers For: 2122 10th St • Baker City

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thedoorguylagrande.com

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541-963-3701


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