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 Announcements and Upcoming Events

Job Openings:
Heavy Equipment Mechanic – Waste Connections, Inc., aka Finley Buttes Landfill: Finley Buttes has an immediate position available for an experienced Heavy Diesel Mechanic to support operations in Boardman and The Dalles. This is a Monday-Friday day shift position, but must be open to working occasional weekends. They offer excellent benefits including: medical, dental, vision, flexible spending account, long term disability, life insurance, 401k retirement and unlimited opportunities to “connect with your future”. Connect with your future at http://www.wasteconnections.com.
Dean of Student Development and Success – BMCC – Pendleton: This position will strategically lead and direct student support departments. This is a full time position with excellent benefits including, medical, dental, vision, life accidental death and dismemberment insurance and long term disability insurance. There is tuition waiver for employee and qualified dependents. Salary: $61,800 – $83,000 depending on experience. This position is open until filled, first application review on October 7, 2016. For more detailed information, visit the website at www.bluecc.edu or contact Human Resources at hr@bluecc.edu or 541-278-5837. EOE
Morrow County Job Opening for a “Planning Outreach Coordinator”: Morrow County is now accepting applications for a part-time, 16-19 hours per week, Outreach Coordinator for the Planning Department in Irrigon. High School graduate or equivalent and: Two years of experience with public outreach or as a public information officer; Associates Degree with course work in Communications or a related field; or a combination of the above equaling at least two years of experience required. Hourly wage range is $16.71 – $21.33. Contact Karen Wolff, Morrow County Human Resource Director, P.O. Box 788, Heppner OR 97836, or 541-676-5620, or kwolff@co.morrow.or.us. Applications may also be downloaded and/or submitted from www.morrowcountyoregon.com. First review October 4, 2016. EOE.

Thursday, September 29th – 2-8 p.m. – Multi-County Veterans Resource Fair and Vietnam Veterans 50th Anniversary Commemoration – Port of Morrow Conference Center: Come with you family and ask questions about your VA benefits. Representatives will be on site to support you with information and application for services through local, State and Federal agencies; there will be 20 service providers available. There will be a Veteran’s Town Hall at 6:30 p.m. and flu shots will be available for veterans. Please RSVP at 541-922-6420.

Saturday, October 1st – 9 a.m. 5 p.m. – Morrow County Harvest Festival at the SAGE Center: Come and check out the vendors that will be set up on the mezzanine and all that their homemade, home grown selections. Plan on making a day of it; there will be food vendors and outside activities, plus you can go through the SAGE center exhibits for free throughout the day! There will be beer and wine tasting, horse and buggy rides, a kids corner and local vendors.

Saturday, October 8th – Annual Heppner Booster Club Steak Feed and Auction at the Heppner Elks Lodge: Dinner starts at 6:30 p.m., with the Auction beginning at 7:00 p.m. Dinner will be $15 and includes Steak, Baked Potato, Salad and Dessert. There will be raffle items, open and silent auction items so come on out and have a great evening with other community members and support our Heppner Schools! There are still some VIP Tables available. The cost is $300 and includes seating for 6, dinner delivered to the table and 2 bottles of wine. Please contact Melissa Lindsay if you are interesting in sponsoring a VIP Table at 541-256-0366.

Thursday, October 20th – Candidates Forum for Heppner Mayor and City Council Members during Heppner Chamber Lunch meeting from 12-1 p.m.: This forum is open to the public, lunch will be served and the cost is $10 (if you want lunch). The Chamber lunch meeting is held in the Heppner City Hall Conference Room. RSVP to the chamber at 541-676-5536.

BMCC Upcoming Classes:

Starting, Tuesday, September 27th – Zumba—Heppner/Lexington/Ione area: This fall, Blue Mountain Community College will present Zumba classes in Ione. Zumba is a dance fitness class that doesn’t require any previous dance skills or coordination. Come for a fun yet effective workout that will groove you into shape! Starting September 27th, and ending December 8th. Classes will be held in the Ione Elementary School’s gum Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6-7pm. The cost of the class for the whole three months will be $59 for two classes a week and $39 for one class a week. Not sure you will like the class but are up for trying it out? Please come to your first class for free! You can sign up after your first class or you can register online at bluecc.edu. We are sure this Zumba party will beat a boring old workout any day! Call 541-422-7040 for more information.

Starting September 29th from 5:30-6:30 p.m. – Vinyasa Yoga to be offered in Heppner: Yoga class for beginner-intermediate. Students need to be able to get up and down and have a desire to move! We will connect breathe to movement, a soulful class set to music with a 5 minute guided meditation at the end. Gain strength, flexibility and unite mind & body. Class will be held on Thursday evenings from 5:30-6:30 pm; currently looking for a location. Class will start on Thursday, September 29 if enough confirmed enrollments. Cost of the nine-week class is $72. Call BMCC Morrow County at 541-422-7040 or 541-481-2099 for more information. Lauren Barth is the instructor and she is a certified 200 hour RYT Vinyasa Yoga Instructor.

Confined Space Train the Trainer: Confined Space Train-the-Trainer is a two-day class scheduled for September 27 & 28, 2016 at BMCC Boardman, 300 NE Front Street in Boardman. The class will run from 8 am to 5 pm each day and is being put on by D2000 Safety of Eugene. OSHA requires every facility to identify their permit-required confined spaces, develop entry procedures and train/equip team members. In this class, students will learn the full scope of the regulations, the best means of identifying and controlling hazards and hot to train entrants, attendants and entry supervisors. Cost of the class is $545 per person. To register, contact D2000 Safety at their website, www.d2000safety.com or by email at info@d2000safety.com or by phone at 1-800-551-8763. Preregistration is required as minimum enrollment must be met in order to hold the class.
Real Estate Broker Course: A Real Estate Broker License Course will be held during the upcoming Fall Term at several BMCC locations. This accelerated course prepares students to qualify for the Oregon Real Estate Broker’s License exam in just 10 weeks. It is a hybrid course combining once-a-week lecture with online home study to meet the 150 hour requirements of the Oregon Real Estate Agency. The class will be held on Thursdays from 6-9 pm at beginning September 29. There is also an all-day study session on a Saturday at the end of the term where students prepare for the exam. The class is delivered via Zoom technology which means students can connect on their home computer or at a participating center. Cost of the class is $600. Students should register online at www.bluecc.edu with a course ID of 000.794 and a section number corresponding to the location of their class (Milton Freewater, Hermiston, Boardman or the Ione Public Library.) Stop by any BMCC location or call Anne at 541-481-2099 or Naamah at 541-567-1800 for more information.