Weekly Newsish Roundup, November 3, 2016 – 5 News Stories in 21 Minutes and 13 Seconds!
Check out this the weekly Newsish Roundup for November 3 to 9, 2016!
In The News This Week:
- Marketplace Opens Its Doors
- Measure 97 – Yes or No?
- Upcoming Events
- Local Sports
- Around the Mountain EOU Sports
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Marketplace Opens Its Doors
Sometimes I think La Grande needs a facelift. And I know I’m not the only one. But, good news, one of the things that has been happening around here to make that happen is the construction of the new grocery store building on the corner of 4th and Adams which is now officially open.
Ballot Measure 97 – Yes or No
So, in less fun news, voting day is this week. November 8th is the big day. And one of the big issues on the ballot, for Oregonians at least, is ballot measure 97. And the last couple weeks, Brent has been investigating this issue, talking to knowledgeable people in both the yes and no camps, and has put together a little package presenting both sides of the issue back to back for you to understand just a little bit better than you did before you watched this video.
Both of the interviews that were in that package can be viewed in-full on the LaGrandeAlive Facebook page.
Anyways, what’s going on this week in the valley? Dracula is showing for another weekend. If you didn’t catch it last weekend, it’s showing again this Friday and Saturday, November 4th and 5th. Shows are at 7:00 pm on Friday and Saturday and also a late night showing on Saturday at 10:30pm . All showings are in the Liberty Theater in La Grande. Also, just over the hill another play is showing at the Eastern Oregon Regional Theatre in Baker. ‘The Psychic’ is, according to Go Magazine, a “Murder Mystery, of sorts.” Tickets are available at Betty’s books on main street in Baker City. Also, the holidays are here: there are two Holiday Bazaars going on this weekend, one at Zion Lutheran Church and the other just down the street at First Christian Church, both in La Grande, both from 9am to 1pm on Saturday. And last, I’ve always thought that ballerinas are some of the most beautiful people I’ve ever seen. The precise control of their bodies, the way they curve and dance and jump, it’s amazing. Not something I could do without a lot of practice and stretching. And now, also according to Go Magazine, the new photography exhibit “The Ballerina Project” is coming to Cook Memorial Library. The ballerina project is pictures of ballerinas at familiar Eastern Oregon locations, and every ballerina featured has some connection to Eastern Oregon. All the photos can be viewed at Cook Memorial Library through January 31st.
In sports, the La Grande Tigers football team beat Molalla in an on-your-seat-to-the-end thriller last Friday right here in La Grande. The teams stayed close the entirety of the game, and late in the 4th quarter the lower-ranked Tigers pulled ahead of the 13th ranked Indians to win 29-22 and Molalla just couldn’t bring it back. The Tigers will head to North Bend to play the number 1 team in Oregon to see if maybe, just maybe, they can continue in the postseason. We will not, however, be covering this game live on LaGrandeAlive like we have covered the other games.
In other prep-football news, Union lost to Grant Union 18-48 and will play next Friday at 6:00 pm. Imbler beat Enterprise 36-24 and Elgin lost to Sherman 51-0, ouch, and will play Rosalia this Friday at 7:00 pm at Rosalia.
The Tigers’ cross country team also trashed their competition at district this weekend. According to the Observer, all of the Tigers Girls finished in the top six of the Greater Oregon League, finishing with a team score of 15. The boys finished with a score of 20, also polishing off their tournament and coming away behind baker, Ontario, and McLoughlin in the state. The cross country team will travel to Eugene for the state competition this Saturday and try their hand against the best of the best in Oregon.
And now for collegiate sports, here’s the two guys who know the who’s who and the what’s what just up the hill on our friendly Eastern Oregon University.
Tags: La Grande, OR, Marketplace Family Foods, Measure 97, Local Sports, Eastern Oregon University