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BRIEFLY: Award ceremony set for Tuesday evening

Awards ceremony set for Tuesday evening

La Grande High School will have an Awards Ceremony for graduating seniors at 7 p.m. on Tuesday in the LHS auditorium. Awards presented will include scholarships, outstanding senior awards and National Honor Society tassels and cords. All families and friends of graduating seniors are invited.

Legion seeks Memorial prep help

The American Legion will be preparing for the annual Memorial Day observance, which will take place at Grandview Cemetery May 26. Anyone wishing to assist in the preparation work leading up to this event is welcome to show up at the following locations at the time indicated.

• 9 a.m. Thursday — placing the flag stands at Grandview Cemetery

• 3 p.m. Friday — assembling the flags on the poles at Legion Post 43, 301 Fir St.

 • 6 a.m. Saturday — placing the flags on the stands for the “Avenue of Flags” at Grandview Cemetery.

• 3 p.m. May 26 — collecting the flags and poles from Grandview Cemetery, transporting them to the Legion Post, and disassembling them and storing them. If flags have gotten wet over the weekend, they will be transported to the airport and stored in a hangar to dry for a couple of days.

For more information, call Lonnie Myers at 541-963-2908.

Spring Symposium showcases scholars

Eastern Oregon University students are preparing to share what they’ve been up to throughout the academic year during the Spring Symposium at EOU Wednesday.

The annual event is an opportunity for undergraduates and graduates alike to share their original research and creative projects with peers, faculty, staff and the public. 

Walk through Pierce Library, Badgley, Loso and Zabel halls to experience performances, participate in panel discussions and listen to poster presentations and talks.

Activities begin at 9 a.m. and wrap up by 2:30 p.m. For more information and access to a complete schedule, visit www.eou.edu/sprsymp.

Register now for summer education

Marian Academy, a non-denominational Christian school in La Grande, is offering “Going on a Bear Hunt,” a week-long science and math summer school course June 23-26 for children in pre-K through first grade. 

Activities will include painting, stamping, life cycle lessons and teddy bear stations. Running from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. each day, the schedule will include story time, art activities, snacks, recess and science and math explorations. 

Cost is $50. To register or for more information, call 541-963-0861. Marian Academy is located at Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church, 1002 L Ave.

Professor catalogs recreation trails 

Brian Sather, Ph.D., shares details of his decade-long project to catalog recreation trails in Northeast Oregon for the next colloquium at Eastern Oregon University Thursday.

“Follow My Tracks: The Recreation Trail of Northeast Oregon” begins at 4 p.m. in Ackerman Hall, Room 210. A reception with time for questions and answers will follow. 

Sather has focused on developing the most comprehensive and accurate listing of trails. He will provide an overview of the current collection and a vision for the future of the project. Attendees will learn about methods of data collection and media used to present the information.

 Sather, a professor of physical activity and health at EOU, will also share his personal experience and the value of outdoor activity.

For more in-depth information on this topic, a list of related resources provided by Pierce Library is available at ibrary.eou.edu/colloquium. To be added to the colloquium mailing list, call 541-962-3316.

City of Cove sets special meeting

COVE — The City of Cove will have a special meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday to consider Resolution 2014-2 for wastewater project irrigation cost.

EOU students put on luau fundraiser

 Eastern Oregon University students are putting on a fundraiser for the Union County Senior Center from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday. The theme is Hawaiian 
luau. The event will include lunch, music, dancing, door prizes and pictures. Admission is a suggested donation of $2.50 ifor those 60 or older or $5.50 for those younger than 60.

Buy-sell-trade garden party unfolds 

UNION — Starting at 2 p.m. Saturday at LG Brewski’s in Union, Folly Farm of Cove is sponsoring a buy-sell-trade garden party.

People are asked to bring any extra heirloom seeds, seedlings, and gardening tips and questions to the back patio.

Imbler School Board will meet Tuesday

IMBLER — The Imbler School Board will meet at 
7 p.m. Tuesday. in Room 1 of the high school. The superintendent evaluation process will be discussed

Bison hunt raffle benefits child center 

The 2014 bison hunt raffle tickets are now on sale. Enter to win a bison hunt from a herd of 80-plus head on a 1,000-acre ranch near Baker City. Proceeds go to the 
Grande Ronde Child Center in La Grande. The drawing will be Sept. 6. 

For more information on the center or the raffle, call 541-963-8666 or go to www.grcckids.org or www.facebook./com/grcckids.

AARP chapter hosts potluck barbecue

AARP Blue Mountain Chapter No. 645 of La Grande will play host to a potluck barbecue at 2 p.m. Thursday at Riverside Park.

All local and national members are invited. There will be bingo and a speaker from hospice. People are asked to bring folding chairs, table service and a potluck item.


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