April 3, 2007

April 4, 2007

  • Check out the latest issue of Panther Pause, a monthly Spokesman page about -- and produced by -- Redmond High School students. In the April 4 page students discuss the attitudes kids have about school and their education in general, how clothes define the teen, and how kids make and spend their money.
  • In other high school news, the new athletic classification that put RHS teams up against teams in the Valley this year is causing negative fallout with missed class time for students and coaches and in increased spending for transportation. In addition, the high school is taking in less revenue in sporting event gate receipts, impacting the bottom line for the athletic department.
  • Redmond's chances for semipro football fame didn't die with the short-lived Central Oregon Stampede franchise last year. The High Desert Lightning is up and running for a season of spring football, competing in the nine-team Oregon Football League. The team plays home games in Redmond.
  • The Redmond City Council has awarded a $80,000 contract to a team of consultants for a feasibility study concerning Redmond's efforts to build a community center "campus" that could include space for a senior center, aquatic or recreational facility, and a youth or arts center. The goal, which city officials say they are in no hurry to reach, is to provide a centralized, combined space for service agencies currently outgrowing its location.

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