Announcements and Upcoming Events
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2017 Morrow County Fair Court Chaperone and 2017 Fair Court Applications now available: Applications are now be accepted for the 2017 Morrow County Fair Court Chaperone, and is open to Morrow County Residents; The Morrow County Fair Court program is open to Morrow County students enrolled in 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th grade students between the ages of 14 and 19. Fair Court will also be available at Morrow County High Schools and at the Fair Office and can be emailed by contacting Ann Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org or 541-676-9474. Applications are due to the Fair Office no later than 12:00 p.m. on Monday, December 19th. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered; please return all completed forms and required documents. Fair staff will contact all accepted applicants to schedule interviews.
Wheatland Insurance Canned Food Drive – now through Friday, December 16th: Help support Wheatland’s canned food drive by dropping off any “non-perishable” canned food items. This canned food drive will go to help local families during the holiday season. All canned foods collected will be taken to the Neighborhood Center for distribution.
Les Schwab Tire Center – Giving Tree for Morrow County Foster Children: Stop by and pick a tag from the tree and help support Foster Children in Morrow County. Please have the gift back to Les Schwab no later than Thursday, December 8th. Bring the gift, unwrapped with the tag.
Friday, November 11th – January 13, 2017 – Nominations open for Heppner Chamber’s Annual Town and Country Community Awards event: Nomination forms and guidelines (Man and Woman of the Year, Citizen-Educator of the Year, Youth and Lifetime Achievement Awards and Business of the year) can be picked up at Bank of Eastern Oregon, Chamber Office, Heppner City Hall, Community Bank or the Post Office, or call the chamber office at 541-676-5536 for emailed copies. The event will be held on Thursday, February 9, 2017 at the Morrow County Fairgrounds.
Monday, November 21st – Thursday, December 15th – Start collecting “Rewards Cards” when purchasing from our local participating merchants: Starting on Monday, November 21st, you will receive “Rewards Cards” when shopping local at our participating merchants. Make sure you put your name on the rewards cards and bring them to Heppner Chamber’s Christmas Event on Thursday, December 15th at the Morrow County Fairgrounds.
Wednesday, November 30th – December 15th – Giving Tree for Local families, sponsored by the Neighborhood Center: Stop by Market Fresh Foods and select a family tag from the Giving Tree and drop off your gifts unwrapped, with the tag to the Neighborhood Center to be delivered.
Friday, November 9th – 9 p.m. – Second Annual “Ruckus Raiser fundraiser” at Bucknum’s Tavern: The evening will feature live music by Corey Peterson, Aaron “Dog Bite” Harris and Jake Roy. Entrance will be by donations at the door; donations may be cash or a new, unwrapped toy. Proceeds will go to the Neighborhood Center.
Saturday, December 10, 2016 – 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. – SAGE Saturday – “Holiday Gift Workshop”: Free Admission into the SAGE Center and Create your own gift from one of our many craft options while you are there! The SAGE Center is located at 101 Olson Road, Boardman; 541-481-7243.
Sunday, December 11th – 12-4 p.m. – Murray’s is open for extra Christmas Shopping time: Take the time to check out all of the items in the store and get some of those last minutes gifts and don’t forget to buy a coffee and order a lunch or two on your way out!
Sunday, December 11th – 3 p.m. – Christmas Music Fest to be held at Hope Lutheran Church: Come out and enjoy some Christmas music featuring musicians from throughout the community and concluding with a carol sing-along! New additions to the program are encouraged and welcome; please call Katy Anderson at 541-676-9970 to discuss the details. Ticket Price: one can of food for the Neighborhood Center.
Thursday, December 15th – 6 p.m. – Celebrate Heppner Christmas event – Morrow County Fairgrounds: We will have a meal catered by the HES Parent Teacher Club and will have great prizes that have been donated by local and out of town merchants so make sure you start collecting this year’s “Rewards Cards” and come and spend the evening with other community members. We will have pictures with Santa and of course Scrooge will be on hand. There will be Penny Board and Raffle Prizes.
Friday, December 16th – 2-4 p.m. – Retirement Reception for Judge Terry Tallman and Commissioner Leann Rea: The reception will be held in the Bartholomew Building – Upper Conference Room, next to the historic Morrow County Courthouse; refreshments will be provided. Stop by and thank Terry and Leann for their many years of dedication and contributions to Morrow County.
Sunday, December 18th – 12-4 p.m. – Murray’s is open for extra Christmas Shopping time: Take the time to check out all of the items in the store and get some of those last minutes gifts and don’t forget to buy a coffee and order a lunch or two on your way out!
Thursday, December 22nd – 6:30 p.m. – Wine and Design Night at Country Rose/Murray’s: Call and make reservations to participate in the wine and design event at the Country Rose inside Murray’s. The cost is $30; please call Murray’s at 541-676-9158 to register.
Thursday, January 5, 2017 – 12-1 p.m. Heppner Chamber’s Annual Luncheon: Heppner Chamber’s Annual Luncheon is scheduled for Thursday, January 5, 2017 from 12-1 p.m. at the Senior Center Dining Room. Pudding on the Ritz will be catering the meal. RSVP’s are required and the lunch expense is $10 and we would love to have you join us if you can! We will be having a great presentation from a few of our local HHS Seniors who have been working with a local business – come and find out more about it!
Monday, January 31st – 3:15-6:30 p.m. – After school program for local youth organized by the Heppner United Methodist Church: This program is for kindergarten through sixth grade (Heppner, Ione and homeschoolers are welcome). Activities include art, music, life skills and a family dinner. Thos month will feature creating stained glass windows, singing in rounds, learning to set the table with special place mats and a family dinner of Spaghetti, French Bread and Ants on a Log. This program will be held on the last Monday (except for 12/26) of each month. Contact the Methodist Church at 541-676-9224 with any questions.
Thursday, February 9, 2017 – 6 p.m. – Heppner Chamber’s Annual Town and Country Community Awards Event Morrow County Fairgrounds – 6 p.m. no host bar with 6:30 p.m. dinner being served: Put it on your calendar and plan on coming; it is such a special evening of recognizing some great Community volunteers; pick up a nominating form and turn it into the Chamber Office or Kuhn Law office no later than January 13th.