Bob Reedy

Former car salesman now a broker at Sunfire Real Estate

BAKER CITY — Bob Reedy, a longtime car salesman in Baker City, has been working for several months as a broker at Sunfire Real Estate. Reedy said he can serve customers throughout Baker County. He generally travels to the Richland and Halfway area once a week. Reedy was a salesman at Phillips-Long Ford in Baker City and its successor, Gentry Ford, from 1995 to 2018.

Reedy can be reached at 541-523-7727, 541-403-1352

La Grande Main Street Development Committee requests survey response

LA GRANDE — The La Grande Main Street Business Development Committee is distributing a survey to gather input from local businesses and entrepreneurs regarding classes and training they would be interested in attending. The survey takes a few moments to complete. For access to the survey, contact the Small Business Development Center at 541-962-1532 or or come by the office at 1607 Gekeler Lane, Room 148, La Grande, which is open 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.

Deadline is approaching for tourism grant applications

LA GRANDE — March 1 is the application deadline for the Union County Chamber of Commerce’s TRT Grant Program. The grants fund projects and events that help promote or develop events or attractions to increase tourism in Union County. All individuals, organizations or businesses can apply. For more information and access to the application, go to, contact the Chamber at 541-963-8588 or visit 207 Depot St., La Grande.

Oregon’s Barry Bushue honored with national Farm Bureau award

SALEM — The American Farm Bureau Federation presented one of its highest honors, the Farm Bureau Founders Award, to Oregon’s Barry Bushue during its recent annual convention in Austin. The Farm Bureau Founders Award was established in January 2017 to recognize exemplary leadership, service or contributions to Farm Bureau by officers or employees of AFBF and state Farm Bureau organizations.

Bushue served as the vice-president of AFBF from 2008-2016 and is known as a tireless worker, mentor and fundraiser. He served as the Oregon Farm Bureau President from 1999-2018 and on the AFBF Board of Directors, Executive Committee, Trade Advisory Committee and the Vision for Action Task Force.

Bushue is a firm believer that farmers and ranchers should get involved in education and the policy making process. He and his wife, Helen, invite members of the public to their family farm outside Portland to pick various fruits, vegetables and, a fall favorite, pumpkins. He was nominated by the Oregon Farm Bureau. A national Farm Bureau committee selected each of the winners.

Oregon FSA 2020 photo contest calendars available

SALEM — The Oregon Farm Service Agency 2020 photo contest calendars are available at Oregon FSA county offices. The state winner photos were selected by the Oregon State Committee in categories that represent Oregon's agricultural landscape, people in agriculture, a rural workday in agriculture and agricultural animals and crops.

The calendar provides general reminders each month, resources available at and Oregon FSA office locations. Calendars are available at local FSA offices:

  • Baker County — 3990 Midway Drive, Baker City, 541-523-7121 ext. 106
  • Union County — 1901 Adams Ave., Suite 5, La Grande, 541-963-4178
  • Wallowa County — 401 NE First St., Suite E, Enterprise, 541-426-4521

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