March 13, 2007

March 14, 2007

  • Four area churches that offered a short-term family homeless shelter this winter found no takers. The three weeks of February that Redmond Community, Assembly of God, Community Presbyterian and Zion Lutheran churches pooled resources to provide a warm place to sleep and meals no one took them up on their offer. The limited hours and days the shelter would be open was decided to be the main culprit and the churches have since decided to concentrate their efforts on sponsoring homeless families in church-financed homes and apartments, a program that includes mentoring the families in managing finances, home upkeep and parenting.

  • Redmond High School took its season-opening baseball game 23-13 in a non-league win over Crook County. The team will begin Central Valley Conference play next week when it travels to Salem to battle McNary March 21.

  • A new park is just around the corner for Redmond area folks, to be built in the Dry Canyon just south of Highland Avenue. Construction will begin in earnest on the city's replacement for the former Ray Johnson Park (which had to yield to road construction) this spring. Ball field grasses will likely need to wait until 2008 for play, but the parking areas, sidewalks, restrooms and softball fields are going in this year. An amphitheater is still slated for the park, constructed by Redmond Rotary, but its completion date is not set.

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