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BRIEFLY: Walla Walla man arrested in robbery

Walla Walla man arrested in robbery

La Grande Police arrested a Walla Walla, Wash., man after he allegedly robbed someone who was using an ATM at Umpqua Bank, 1215 Adams Ave.

According to Sgt. Gary Bell, the alleged robbery occurred at 8:10 p.m. Sunday after the victim retrieved a small amount of cash from the ATM.

Nickolas Scott-Harvey, 26, was arrested by police on charges of second-degree robbery, third-degree theft and menacing. The case remains under investigation by the La Grande Police Department.

Artist lecture unfolds Wednesday night

JOSEPH — The Josephy Center is honored to present world famous Korean artist Hun-chung Lee to the Live and Up Front Artist Lecture at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Lee is an artist-in-resident at LH Project for the remainder of the month. 

Hun-chung Lee is a man beyond media. Over the course of years, Lee has used ice, trash, chocolate, flower petals, candy, glass, lightbulbs, bamboo and even live goldfish to convey his artistic visions into art production. However, there is something appealingly elemental about his work in which he returns to his ceramicist roots.

Lee creates his own world with sculptures that combine characteristic and functional properties, through his unique perspective on materials and various approaches to them. Starting with pottery onto sculpture, installation art and then to furniture, his work proves his endless pursuit of novelty. His work not only creates the harmony with materials, but also mingles in everyday life through the harmony among sculpture, space and people. Neither just an object nor a tool, his work becomes a poetry filled with philosophy of life. 

Doors  open at 6:30 p.m. Refreshments and drinks will be provided. Suggested donation is $5.

School board meets Wednesday 

The La Grande School Board will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the conference room of Willow Elementary School. A hearing on the district’s proposed 2014-15 budget will be conducted. 

Following the hearing, the board will conduct a work session to discuss the results of phone survey poll regarding a possible bond levy for maintenance and capital construction.

LHS commencement takes place Saturday

The La Grande High School Commencement Ceremony will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in the LHS gymnasium. The public is invited, and tickets are not required to attend. Seating is first come, first serve. The gym doors will open for seating at 8:30 a.m. Designated seating is available for individuals who are disabled or wheelchair-bound. To reserve a seat, call 541-663-3301.

Class of 1959 meets to plan reunion 

The La Grande High School Class of 1959 will meet at 1 p.m. Friday at the Flying J Travel Plaza for a ho-host lunch and a reunion planning meeting.

Summer Strings Program coming soon

The Grande Ronde Symphony Association is sponsoring a Summer Strings Program for beginning and intermediate students. Violins and music books, with instructor Eastern Oregon University student Eric Jepsen, are provided at no charge for this summer program. 

A parent/teacher meeting has been scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday at the ArtsEast office, the old two-story white house on the EOU campus directly across from the police station on Sixth Street. Parents can sign up their children and discuss all pertinent information. 

For more information, email or call Jepsen at 541-561-1881 or This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it , or contact Keith VanVickle at 541-910-8606 or This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it All students, including home school students, are welcome. This program is made possible with a grant from Wildhorse Foundation.

Shelter sets demonstration march 

All folks interested in showing support for Shelter From the Storm are invited to a demonstration march. Meet at Max Square at 6 p.m. June 4 and walk to the county commissioners’ office at 1106 K Ave. Materials for making signs will be available or people can bring their own.

Special Cinema Night set Thursday

JOSEPH — A special Cinema Night is taking place at the Josephy Center at 7 p.m.  Thursday.

In the summer of 2006, Sigur Rós returned home to play a series of free, unannounced concerts for the people of Iceland. This film documents their already legendary tour with intimate reflections from the band and a handful of new acoustic performances. Admission is a suggested donation of $5. The doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Imbler School Board will meet Tuesday 

The Imbler School District’s budget committee will meet Tuesday. The meeting will start at 5:30 p.m. in Room 1 of the high school. The school district’s proposed 2014-15 budget will be discussed.

Reading programs launch June 9

Cook Memorial Library will soon launch its 2014 Summer Reading Program. Children through fifth grade are invited to sign up on or after June 9 for the kids program while those entering sixth grade and up should sign up for the teen program.

For more information on the teen and children’s summer reading programs, call 541-962-1339 or visit www.cityoflagrande.org/library/.  People can also find the library on Facebook for registration information.

 
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