December 30, 2008

Event calendar

Wednesday
Dec. 31
BUCK ‘N BALL INVITATIONAL: Ring in the New Year with rodeo, fireworks, motorcycle racing, live music, dancing, and a midnight balloon drop. All ages; $20 advance; $25 at the door; doors open at 6 pm. Fireworks at 7 pm; event runs until 1 am; Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, 3800 S.W. Airport Way, Redmond; 541-548-2711 or www.bucknball2008.com.
COUNTRY WESTERN DANCE: James & The Outlaws will play at Redmond’s VFW Hall, 1836 SW Veterans Way, from 7-11 p.m. for a night of country western dancing; $10 per person includes party favors, bring your own finger foods for your table; members and guests welcome; 541-548-4108.

Saturday
Jan. 3
LEGION COMMANDER: The national commander the American Legion, Dave Rehbein of Ames, Iowa, will visit the American Legion Post 44 in Redmond, corner of Eighth Street and Glacier Avenue. Rehbein is a Vietnam veteran. A public dinner will be held at 6 p.m. The dinner will start with a Presentation of Colors by the Redmond High School Marine Corps JROTC. Cost is $10 per person. The public is invited to attend.

Wednesday
Jan. 7
“EDITING A REPORT IN WORD”: Preregistration required; free; 8:30-10 a.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1064.
“FISH HABITAT PRESENTATION:OSU-Cascades Campus presents a free lecture, “Digging in For a Sustainable Future: Protecting Our Fish and Wildlife,” noon to 1 p..m. in Cascades Hall at the OSU-Cascades Campus in Bend. Instructor Matt Orr, of the General Science program will give a slide presentation on community efforts to restore fish and wildlife habitat in Central Oregon. Information: 541-322-3100 or visit www.OSUcascades.edu.
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Saturday
Jan. 10
COSMIC SWIM NIGHT: Games, music and cool cosmic lights for middle-school students (must show ID); $2.50; 8-10 p.m.; Cascade Swim Center, 465 S.W. Rimrock Way, Redmond; 541-548-7275 or www.raprd.org.

Monday
Jan. 12
AARP DRIVER SAFETY CLASS: Open to all ages. Seniors 50 and over may be eligible for an insurance discount upon completion; $14; $12 AARP members; Class continues Jan. 13, 8 am to noon.; Redmond Senior Center, 325 N.W. Dogwood Ave., Redmond; 541-504-0057.

Tuesday
Jan. 13
PEKING ACROBATS: A performance of Chinese acrobatics including, wirewalking, trickcycling, gymnastics, balancing acts, juggling and more; the 5 p.m. performance is shortened to cater to children; $17-$34; 5 and 7:30 p.m.; Tower Theatre, 835 N.W. Wall St., Bend; 541-317-0700.

Tuesday
Jan. 20
RHS BOOSTER CLUB MEETS: Redmond Booster Club January meeting in room 43. All interested parties are invited to attend; 5:30 p.m.; Redmond High School, 675 S.W. Rimrock Way, Redmond; Dustin Porter,541-923-4800, ext. 2143.
MARC BROUSSARD: American singer-songwriter performs a mix of funk, blues and pop matched with Southern roots; $19-$40; 7 p.m.; Tower Theatre, 835 N.W. Wall St., Bend; 541-317-0700.

Wednesday
Jan. 21
HIGH DESERT CHAMBER MUSIC: The Blue Rose Trio, piano, violin and cello, performs selections by Beethoven, Mendelssohn and Dvorak; $30, $15 students; 7 p.m.; Tower Theatre, 835 N.W. Wall St., Bend; 541-306-3988 or www.highdesertchambermusic.com.

Saturday
Jan. 24
BUILD A CIGAR BOX GUITAR: Workshop on building and playing simple, traditional cigar box guitars. Pre-registration required; $45; 8:30 p.m.; Cascade Community School of Music, 2150 N.E. Studio Road, Bend; 541-382-6866 or www.ccschoolofmusic.org.

Sunday
Jan. 25
COSMIC SWIM NIGHT: Games, music and cool cosmic lights for middle-school students (must show ID); $2.50; 8-10 p.m.; Cascade Swim Center, 465 S.W. Rimrock Way, Redmond; 541-548-7275 or www.raprd.org.

Controlling your destiny

In reviewing our annual attempt to divine the future, or perhaps influence it, we looked back at our hoped-for headlines for the news year 2008, printed in the Spokesman at the end of 2007.

Overall, we didn’t do so well – our win record was 3-12.

We nailed it with “Redmond fuel averages $2 a gallon,” an irony considering we thought we were being wildly hopeful and more that a bit silly when we put that headline in our wish list for 2008.
We also did well with “School bond passes by safe margin” and “Local businesses learn how to fight Wal-Mart: Be unique.” The Redmond School District did indeed pass its construction bond and not by a sliver. And what small businesses are still open seem to have hit on the secret – offer something the Big Boxes can’t and in a friendly, accessible way that brings customers back.

In other ways, however, we failed miserably to create our own reality with wished-for headlines.
The rockchuck still hasn’t been named the city’s official animal, Fifth and Sixth streets aren’t much closer to repair, and the hoped-for tourist draw, a water park planned near the fairgrounds, is on indefinite hold.

We didn’t do any better hoping for a specialty grocery store downtown (or any type of grocery store for that matter), and volunteer organizations being swamped with offers of help.

We haven’t given up, however. Below is the Wish List for 2009, headlines we fervently want to be able to print next year.

3-12? Yeah, we’ve brought our expectations down a bit this year.



Headlines we want to write in 2009



_ _ _ _ _ _ breaks ground downtown
(insert any healthy business or organization, we’re not picky)

Redmond High School secedes from OSAA, starts own league

Businesses see increased revenue, invest in advertising

Average tenure at city hall goes up

Airfare to tropical destinations plummets

COCC takes another swing at bond

Local “sugar daddy” adopts public art, afterschool programs

Humane Society ends 2009 in the black

Construction returns to Central Oregon









Obituaries

Myrna Louise Gover
May 18, 1922 - Dec. 27, 2008
Arrangements:Autumn Funerals, Redmond, 541-504-9485
Services: Private graveside services were held Dec. 30 in The Dalles, OR.

James Raleigh Talbot
April 20, 1945 - Dec. 19, 2008
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals - Redmond, 504-9485
Services: Possible memorial service at a later date.

Benjamin Everett Kimp
Oct. 21, 1960 - Dec. 20, 2008
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals - Redmond, 504-9485
Services: Celebration of Life to take place at later date.

Dorothy May Schroeder
March 28, 1920 - Dec. 27, 2008

Arrangements: Autumn Funerals-Redmond, 504-9485
Services: No services to be held.

December 26, 2008

Cynthia Lea Hamilton


Cynthia Lea Hamilton
January 2, 1960 - December 9, 2008

Cindy was born Cynthia Lea Poss in Burlingame, California on January 2, 1960. She died Cynthia Lea Hamilton on December 9, 2008 in Spring Creek, Nevada at the age of 48. In between, she was Cynthia Lea McFadden, Cynthia Lea Teater -- twice a wife, twice a mother, once a grandmother; ever giving, ever striving, ever living and loving, and lovely.
Cindy moved with her family to Redmond, Oregon in 1968 and graduated from Redmond High School in 1978. She lettered in golf, played first chair flute and piccolo, and was crowned Homecoming Queen her senior year. After high school, she attended Merritt Davis School of Business in Salem, where she earned her Certificate in Accounting in 1979. That same year, she married her high school sweetheart, Cameron Teater, and had two sons: Michael in 1981 and Stephen in 1982.
Self-described and proven to be “tougher than nails,” Cindy worked in Central Oregon at a lumber mill and at the Pozzi window company before making her career in law enforcement as a 9-1-1 dispatcher from 1989 to 1994. For 11 years afterward she was a records specialist for the Sunriver, Redmond and Bend police departments, where her diligence, efficiency and technical expertise earned her many friends and admirers, and the nickname “Ms. Bizz.” During the last eight years of her life she was also the founding director and administrator of the Howard Cross Foundation, which awards grants and scholarships to low-income, high-achieving youth.
In 2005, Cindy retired temporarily from police work and moved to Spring Creek, Nevada. She spent her time renovating her two rental properties, working security for Stockmen’s Casino, exploring the Nevada desert with her new love Charlie Collins, vacationing, and traveling often to visit her family in Oregon, Washington and California. She was proud to complete her training as a 9-1-1 emergency dispatcher for Elko County in November 2008 and was scheduled to begin her new job on the 13th of December.
Cindy was entirely too much fun. Despite her toughness she was still sensitive and very pretty. She loved dancing, live music, road trips, horseback riding, camping, fishing, playing cards, board games, crossword puzzles, absurd comedy, Disneyland, keeping busy, God and her family, but most of all her boys. She liked Junior Mints and the color pink. She was a devoted, self-sacrificing mother; a magical cook; a talented seamstress; a shy artist; a good writer; a tireless worker and a true friend who put others before herself.
Cindy loved people. She kept in touch, reaching out with regular surprise letters and packages of things she found or bought, just because. And even if the parcels were strictly business, Cindy would include a note written on a Post-It or scrap of paper in her practiced, swoopy handwriting that was as recognizable as her soft voice. She would promise to call soon or e-mail, and she would. She made those living at a distance feel considered and missed.
Animals loved and trusted Cindy, and she understood them and cared for them. Cindy had many, many pets, but chief among them were her dogs Keno, Roulette, and Winnemucca; her cats Velcro and Flex; and her horse Kiddo, who was sometimes allowed in the house.
Cindy couldn’t help but cry at farewells, while watching “Lonesome Dove,” listening to music she grew up with, and when reminiscing. Then she would laugh. Cindy’s laugh was loud, carefree and contagious, and she loved to laugh away sorrow and misfortune, preferring to think on the beautiful, the good, and the possibility of a new day. She spread her optimism and joy with her unsinkable sense of humor, her country wit and her funny faces.
She was a self-made woman, strong in her faith, filled with hope and generous with love; a helper, a giver, a healer and a Mom to all who needed her. Cindy could do anything, especially those things she was told she couldn’t do. Her radiance, her sparkle, her energy, her bravery, her charm and compassion, and her big smile inspired, nurtured and endeared her to everyone blessed with the good fortune to have known her; how precious and original, strong and fragile, and real she was.
Cindy is survived by her parents, Norman and Suzie Poss, and Bill and Joan McFadden; her identical twin sister Sandy, and her sisters Tami, Laurie, Jill, Tina, and Maryanne; her brother John; her ex-husbands Cameron Teater and Leslie Hamilton; her beau Charlie Collins; her sons Michael and Stephen; her grandson Mason; and countless other close friends and relatives, all of whom miss her dearly and cannot wait to see her again. Services will be held at a later date. Dates and times will be published as we receive them.

Obituaries

Antoinette Olevene Holloway
June 16, 1920 - Dec. 12, 2008
Arrangements: Prineville Funeral Home, 447-6459
Services: Funeral Service was held on December 19, 2008. Burial was held at Juniper Haven Cemetery.

Margaret P. (Lewis) Beckwith
Oct. 24, 1929 - Dec. 13, 2008
Arrangements: Redmond Memorial Chapel, 548-3219
Services: Graveside service was held at Redmond Memorial Cemetery, on December 20, 2008.

Keith Ralph Adams
July 9, 1922 - December 18, 2008
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals in Redmond, 504-9485
Services: A memorial service will be planned at a later date.

Cira Catherine Hannemann
Oct. 19, 1927 - Dec. 14, 2008
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals - Redmond, 504-9485
Services: A memorial service was held on December 21, 2008.

Ruth M. (Hampton) Mickle
April 12, 1932 - Dec. 16, 2008
Arrangements: Baird Funeral Home - Bend, 382-0903
Services: Services are pending.

Herbert James Schmidt, of Redmond
Aug. 13, 1932 - Dec. 15, 2008
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals - Redmond, 504-9485
Services: No services scheduled.

Norma Christine Dent
Feb. 17, 1927 - Dec. 17, 2008
Norma Christine Dent, 81, of Redmond, died December 17, 2008.
Norma was born February 17, 1927, in Perth, West Australia to John Henry and Alice Bristowe. She was the youngest of seven girls. She began work as a seamstress and continued throughout her life to sew beautiful clothes and gifts for her grandchildren. She met her husband, Lowell, while he was stationed in West Australia during WWII. They were married March 17, 1944. They lived first near Smith Rock and then moved to the west side of Terrebonne. A few years before Lowell’s death, they moved to Redmond. Norma and Lowell had three children; Edna Klann, Barbara McGladrey and Rodney Dent.
Norma enjoyed gardening, painting and being with family and friends. Norma is survived by her three children, ten grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, two sisters, both living in West Australia, and numerous nieces and nephews.
A funeral will be held at the Terrebonne Grange at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, December 29, 2008. Carrol McIntosh will officiate. Burial will follow at the Terrebonne Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Oregon Food Bank or to Hospice.
Autumn Funerals-Redmond has been entrusted with arrangements.

December 16, 2008

Event calendar

WEDNESDAY
DEC. 17
“FACES OF THE HIGH DESERT HEARTLAND” EXHIBIT OPENS: The new exhibit features portraits from the 1880s through 1920s including photos of a ladies’ hunting party, Paiute families and firemen, a cyclist, a pharmacist, the Harney County Junior Symphony and more; $10 adults, $9 ages 65 and older, $6 ages 5-12, free ages 4 and younger; 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; High Desert Museum, 59800 S. U.S. Highway 97, Bend; 541-382-4754.
“LIGHT UP A LIFE”: Honor a loved one by lighting a candle and adding a bow to the memorial tree; ceremony also includes music and refreshments; free; 5:30-6:30 p.m.; Hospice of Redmond-Sisters, 732 S.W. 23rd St., Redmond; 541-548-7483.
CAROLS BY CANDLE LIGHT: The community is invited to participate in an evening of caroling and Christmas celebration; free; 7 p.m.; Assembly of God Church, 379 N.W. Smith Rock Way, Terrebonne; 541-388-1119.
SCHOOL BOARD: Open meeting, 5:30 p.m., 145 S.E. Salmon Ave. Agenda at www.redmond.k12.or.us.
ROUNDTRIP JAZZ: Torrey Newhart, Andy Armer, Jared Henderson and Adam Carlson join to perform a jazz concert; a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Mountain View High School music program; $10 students, $15 non-students; 7-9 p.m.; Mountain View High School, 2755 N.E. 27th St., Bend; 541-788-0827.

THURSDAY
Dec. 18
HOW TO START A BUSINESS”: This workshop covers the basic steps needed to open a business. Preregistration required; $15; 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; Central Oregon Community College, Redmond campus, 2030 S.E. College Loop, Redmond; 541-383-7290 or www.cocc.edu.
GAME DAY FOR TEENS: Play Guitar Hero, Dance Dance Revolution, Rock Band, Nintendo Wii and board games. Ages 12-17 only. Free snacks. Space is limited to 25 kids. Register online or at the library; free; 3-4:30 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1063 or www.dpls.us.
FIRE BOARD: Crooked River Ranch Fire Protection District meets 7 p.m., a public workshop begins at 6:30 p.m. Meeting at the fire hall, 6971 S.W. Shad Rd; 541-923-6776.

FRIDAY
Dec. 19
“TRAINS!”:
Toy trains running on display; closed from 1 to 2 p.m; free; 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Bend Public Library, Brooks Room, 601 N.W. Wall St., Bend; 541-617-7097.
“THE SOUND OF MUSIC”: Pythian Theater presents the Broadway musical of the singing von Trapp family set in Austria during World War II; $25 adults, $22 seniors ages 60 and older and students, $10 ages 12 and younger; 8 p.m.; Redmond High School, 675 S.W. Rimrock Way, Redmond; 541-526-1688 or www.pythiantheater.org.

SATURDAY
Dec. 20
LANGUAGE CONVERSATION GROUPS
: French and Spanish conversation groups meet each Saturday; free; Spanish group meets at 9:30 a.m. French group meets at 1:30 p.m; Santiago’s Maté Company, 528 S.W. Sixth St., Redmond; Barb Eager,541-447-0732 or www.santiagosmate.com.
CHRISTMAS GOSPEL CHOIR CONCERT: The Gospel Choir of the Cascades performs a Christmas concert with 90 children who make up the Homeschool Choir of Central Oregon and jazz singer Teresa Ross and friends; a portion of the proceeds benefit Habitat for Humanity; $5 suggested donation adults, free ages 12 and younger; 3 p.m.; First Baptist Church, 205 N.W. Irving Ave., Bend; 541-390-2441.
COUNTRY WESTERN DANCE: Music by Bob & Edie. VFW members and guests welcome; donations accepted; 7-11 p.m.; VFW Hall, 1836 S.W. Veterans Way, Redmond; 541-548-4108.
CANDY SALE: Crooked River Ranch Lions Club is selling See’s candy to benefit its Sight and Hearing Foundation from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Lower Bridge Way and 43rd Street in Terrebonne. 541-350-2610.
HANDEL’S “MESSIAH”: The Central Oregon Mastersingers and Orchestra perform under the direction of Clyde Thompson; a visual presentation of stained glass windows and art work will be part of the performance; $10; 7:30 p.m.; Bend High School, 230 N.E. Sixth St., Bend; 541-385-7229 or www.co-mastersingers.com.
“THE SOUND OF MUSIC”: Pythian Theater presents the Broadway musical of the singing von Trapp family set in Austria during World War II; $25 adults, $22 seniors ages 60 and older and students, $10 ages 12 and younger; 8 p.m.; Redmond High School, 675 S.W. Rimrock Way, Redmond; 541-526-1688 or www.pythiantheater.org.

SUNDAY
Dec. 21
HANDEL’S “MESSIAH”:
The Central Oregon Mastersingers and Orchestra perform under the direction of Clyde Thompson; a visual presentation of stained glass windows and art work will be part of the performance; $10; 2:30 p.m.; Bend High School, 230 N.E. Sixth St., Bend; 541-385-7229 or www.co-mastersingers.com.
THE SOUND OF MUSIC”: Pythian Theater presents the Broadway musical of the singing von Trapp family set in Austria during World War II; $25 adults, $22 seniors ages 60 and older and students, $10 ages 12 and younger; 3 p.m.; Redmond High School, 675 S.W. Rimrock Way, Redmond; 541-526-1688 or www.pythiantheater.org.
COMMUNITY PEACE VIGIL: The community is invited to bring a candle in a jar or flashlight and join in stories of peace and prayer for world peace. A light dinner and caroling will follow; free; 5 p.m.; Community Presbyterian Church, 529 N.W. 19th St., Redmond; 541-548-3367.

MONDAY
Dec. 22
LEARNING AND FUN FOR TOTS AND PARENTS
: Together For Children, a parent/child participation program for families with children age one to 3, meets for interactive play activity time, free; 9:30-11:30 a.m.; Becky Johnson Center, 412 S.W. Eighth St., Redmond; 541-389-9317 or www.together-for-children.org.

TUESDAY
Dec. 23
ALLAN BYER MUSIC:
Local songwriter performs original Americana and Bruce Cockburn covers; free; 7-10 p.m.; Rumors, 250 N.W. Sixth St., Redmond; 541-548-5675 or www.allanbyer.com.
RAPRD FAMILY SWIM NIGHT: An adult must accompany anyone 18 years and younger; $10/family or $3/adult and $2/child; Tuesdays, 7:05 - 8:20 p.m.; Cascade Swim Center, 465 S.W. Rimrock Way, Redmond; 541-548-7275 or www.raprd.org.

What's happening in Redmond

Christmas tree pickup
Boy Scout Troops 27, 72, 99 and 126 will pick up Christmas trees for recycling in Redmond, Terrebonne and Eagle Crest Dec. 27 and Jan. 3. Trees should be cleaned of lights, decorations and tinsel. Leave trees at the curb or a location that is visible from the road before 9 a.m. on pick up days. A tax-deductible donation of $5 is requested. Checks can be made payable to Boys Scouts of America and attached to the tree in a plastic bag. Eagle Crest residents should call 541-385-3989 and provide an address. All other areas no information is required.

Redmond Area Park and Rec District classes
Tuesday Toddlers
, ages 2-5, first and third Tuesday of each month, 9-9:45 a.m., starting Jan. 6. Paint, glue, play dough and more. Cost is $5 per session.
Strummin’ Strings Guitar Lessons, ages 8 and up, Tuesdays and Thursdays, Jan. 6-29. Cost is $48 plus a workbook. Students must provide a six-string guitar.
Melody Makers music class for babies 6 to 12 months, songs, instruments, nursery rhymes, Thursdays, 9-9:30 a.m., starting Jan. 8. Cost is $25.
Rhythm Rompers, ages 2 to 5, singing and dancing, Thursday mornings or afternoons, starting Jan. 8. Cost is $25.
Bento Box Fun, ages 6-12, make Japanese style Bento box meals with various ingredients, Jan. 10. Cost is $15.
Information: 541-548-7275 or visit www.raprd.org.

Ski for Schools rescheduled

Due to the lack of snowfall this year, the Fourth Annual Ski for Schools event sponsored by Mt. Bachelor has been postponed to Friday, Dec. 19. Advance tickets are $15 and are available until Dec.17 at the Redmond School District office, 145 SE Salmon, McDonald’s in Redmond, and all branches of Mid Oregon Credit Union. Tickets are valid for all-day lift tickets, tubing or Nordic skiing. Tickets must be purchased in advance. All proceeds benefit Redmond and Bend-La Pine schools. Information: www.redmond.k12.or.us or www.mtbachelor.com.

Learn to Dixie Twirl
Redmond’s Red Rock Squares is hosting lessons for beginning square dancers. The course begins Jan. 6 and continues for 12 weeks; experienced square dancers, or “angels,” will attend lessons to help students. Lessons will be from 7-9 p.m. at the Redmond Grange. Call 541-923-0701 or 541-419-8242 for more information.
Bachelor Beauts Square and Round Dance Club is starting its session of lessons for beginners Jan. 8 at Pine Forest Grange in Bend. Lessons will continue each Thursday from 7-9 p.m. and the cost will be $4 each lesson (first lesson is free). children ages 12-18 are welcome with participating adult. Call 541-385-8074 for more information.

Christmas dinner available
The homeless and those who have no family with whom to share the holiday are invited to a free Christmas dinner at the Redmond American Legion Hall.The American Legion Auxiliary will serve a full turkey and ham dinner with all the fixings, including assorted pies for dessert, from noon to 3 p.m. Christmas Day at the Legion hall, Southwest Eighth Street and Glacier Avenue.
Information: Suzanne, 504-4265.

Eagle Crest lights
The Annual Starfest holiday light display at Eagle Crest Resort runs through Jan. 2, 2009. Lights on display nightly from 5:30-9:30 p.m. The Inn at Eagle Crest is also sponsoring the Teddy Bear Suite daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., and visits and story times by the fire with Santa and Mrs. Claus each Friday and Saturday, 6-8 p.m., with hot cocoa and cookie decorating. Horse drawn wagon rides will be offered every weekend from 6-7 p.m. Rides are $10 adults, $5 kids 5-13 and free for kids 5 and under. Reservations are requested for the wagon rides. Light display is free. Donations of nonperishable food items are encouraged. Information: 541-504-2316.

Old news is bad news

A lot has happened in the world – and the universe – in the last quarter-century.

The Berlin Wall came crashing down. The HIV virus is brought front and center as a planet-wide health crisis. For the first time a permanent artificial heart is placed in a human being. The space shuttle Columbia flies its first mission and in-vitro fertilization changes the history of human reproduction forever.

Trouble is, you might not be aware of all the changes in the world if you’re a young person relying on your school library for your information because the median copyright date in many library collections is decades old.

Obsidian Middle School knows exactly how old its collection is – nearly as old as it is. Librarian Elizabeth Kleckler recently used an online service to do an analysis of all the books at OMS, which was built in 1980.

The average nonfiction copyright title?
1982.

“It’s not such a big deal for fiction – certainly ‘Old Yeller’ will never get old – but for nonfiction it can be a big problem,” said Kleckler.

Some of the titles in the library at OMS were copyrighted as early as 1910, although many of those are copies printed later. Outdated books have two basic problems, Kleckler said. Most important are the nonfiction titles with outdated information.

“Misinformation is worse than no information,” she said. “I’d rather have no books than one that gives kids the wrong information.” Books still in the collection highlight geography and culture in places tremendously altered by the last few decades, science with many new developments and history chronicles missing what’s changed since its publication.

As an example, Kleckler recently tried to help a student find a book on nutrition for a class assignment. Where were the books with the new USDA food pyramid, the student wanted to know.

Good question. Even though it’s been three years since the updated nutritional guidelines were released, none of the school’s books had information on the change.

Old fiction titles are a different sort of problem. Reading for pleasure at the middle school level is very prone to fad, Kleckler says.

“My copies of the ‘Lord of the Ring’ books just sat on there for years until the movies came out – then they flew off the shelves,” she says. “Kids like to read whatever’s popular at the time; for example right now fantasy is big and series are the biggest of all.”

Since it’s not always the topic or writing style of older fiction books that kids object to but the dated look of the jacket, Kleckler has taken to featuring older fiction on stands bordering the bookshelves, knowing a higher profile increases its chances of getting checked out.

Sometimes though, it pays to buy a newer copy of classic book – the shiny cover and modern jacket design can make all the difference in whether it gets a second look.

Obsidian implemented a Sustained Silent Reading program this year, in an effort to increase literacy in every grade.

“We read four days a week for 18 minutes,” said Principal Joe Beck. “That means everybody: students, teachers, administrators. Even the secretaries and janitors drop what they’re doing to read if they can.”

Beck said studies have shown similar programs result in higher reading scores for students, sometimes within six months of beginning the program. Its success, however, depends partially on having plenty of reading materials to choose from, because the whole idea behind the program is letting students pick their own reading material, not assigning something.

“We’re hearing a lot of positive things so far,” said Beck. “Staff are taking kids to the library during advisory or their humanities class and teachers bring extra reading material to their rooms. It doesn’t matter exactly what kids read, they just need to read something.”

According to Kleckler, the library does receive funds for book purchases every year but it goes very fast. The average annual budget for OMS has been about $2,000 over the last 10 years – sometimes less, sometimes more.

The most recent study by The School Library Journal showed the median book budget for school libraries in 2005 in the U.S. was $6,400; per pupil the median expenditures for books was $9. As a comparison, if Obsidian spent the median amount for its 720 students, the yearly book budget would be $6,480.

Recent years have been a little kinder to the library at Obsidian, however. Beginning when Joe Beck was hired as principal in 2006, the book budget has increased an average of $1,700 each year. This year Kleckler had $3,951 to spend, allowing her to weed out the worst offenders of outdated books.

“We receive so much money per year depending on enrollment (from the district) to spend as we see fit,” said Beck. “We look at our needs and spend accordingly. There’s no way of knowing what our district budget will be like next year but we’re hoping to continue the extra support for the library.”

Trying to take charge of finding a solution, Kleckler began a “Sponsor a Book” program this year, asking students, parents and the community to donate the purchase price of a book to Obsidian. A book plate is placed in the front of each sponsored title, with the name of the donator.

Evergreen Elementary Librarian Kelly Blair has used the same technique, starting five years ago, to bolster her $500 annual book budget.

"I tried to get publishers to send preview boxes of their books so I could have them out to show parents when we talked about needing to replace outdated books," she said. "That really helped; they like to see the books and enjoy putting their names on the bookplate right away if they decided to sponsor it."

Blair said she uses a variety of fundraisers to support the library, a technique that brought 66 new titles to Evergreen last year but can backfire when parents don't understand why the library needs fundraising when their tax dollars should be buying books.

"I try to explain, $500 only buys about 20 books," she said. "And our average copyright date now is 1978."

So far, participation at Obsidian has been slow. A couple of parents, a school volunteer and many staffers have donated books and magazine subscriptions but that’s a far cry from where the library wants to be.

Kleckler says she’s not discouraged. With the district’s new emphasis on literacy and Obsidian’s daily reading sessions, all things point to recognition of the importance of reading in the schools – especially for student test scores.

The support will come, she said.

-- story and photo by Leslie Pugmire Hole

Obituaries

Emory W. Thurston, III
Aug. 9, 1947 - Dec. 8, 2008
Arrangements: Baird Funeral Home - Bend, 382-0903
Services: Celebration of life was held Saturday, December 13, 2008.
Contributions in lieu of flowers: Any Bank of the Cascades, in his name.
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Jeremy Todd Michel
Jan. 9, 1974 - Dec. 9, 2008
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals - Redmond, 504-9485
Services: Celebration of Life was held on December 16, 2008.

December 9, 2008

Obituaries

Dorothy Aleen Alston
Jan. 18, 1922 - Dec. 6, 2008
Arrangements: Whispering Pines Funeral Home 541-416-9733
www.whisperingpinesfh.com
Services: Graveside service will be held December 10, 2008, 2:00 p.m. at Juniper Haven Cemetery, Prineville, OR.
Contributions may be made to the Salvation Army and Powell Butte Christian Church, 13720 SW Hwy 126, Powell Butte, OR 97753.

Samantha "Sam" (Houston) Carmona
Nov. 4, 1958 - Nov. 30 2008
Arrangements: Autumn Funeral Home, Redmond, 504-9485
Services: Memorial Services was held Tuesday, December 9 at the Redmond Assembly of God Church. In lieu of flowers, the family is asking for financial donations towards her funeral costs. Cards and letters may be sent to Rod Rouse, 19430 NW Smith Rock Way, Terrebonne, Oregon 97760.

Daniel York
April 8, 1945 - Dec. 1, 2008
Arrangements:Prineville Funeral Home, 447-6459
Services: Memorial service was held on December 8, 2008. Conurbations can be made to Crook County Library, 175 NW Meadow Lakes Dr., Prineville, OR 97754.

Madge York
Aug. 26, 1947 - Dec. 1, 2008
Arrangements: Prineville Funeral Home, 447-6459
Services: Memorial service was held on December 8, 2008. Conurbations can be made to Crook County Library, 175 NW Meadow Lakes Dr., Prineville, OR 97754.

Dennis Christensen
Jan. 21, 1944 - Dec. 1, 2008
Services: Celebration of Life to be held Friday, Dec. 12th 4 p.m. at VFW Hall, Redmond with a Potluck dinner, music, no host Bar. Everyone welcome. In lieu of flowers, please donate to Hospice of Central Oregon.

Robert M. Hawley
Feb. 2, 1938 - Nov. 28, 2008
Arrangements: Redmond Memorial Chapel, 548-3219
Services: Graveside service was held on December 5, 2008 at Terrebonne Pioneer Cemetery.

Jack Kent Payne
July 29, 1940 - Dec. 3, 2008
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals - Redmond, 504-9485
Services: December 13, 2008, 11:00 a.m., Highland Baptist Church in Redmond.

James Michael ‘Mike’ Webb
July 27, 1953 - Nov. 26, 2008
Arrangements: Redmond Memorial Chapel, 548-3219
Services: A funeral service was held on December 4, 2008.

Barbara Carol Calderaz
April 8, 1945 - Nov. 22, 2008
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals - Redmond, 504-9485
Services: No services planned at this time.

Marvin Richard Genz,
Aug. 23, 1937 - Dec. 4, 2008
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals, in Redmond, 541-504-9485
Services: Pending

Lloyd "Pete" Henry Satterlee, Jr.
August 27, 1932 - Dec. 1, 2008
Lloyd "Pete" Henry Satterlee, Jr. died December 1, 2008 due to natural causes. He was 76 years old.
He was born in Medford and spent his early childhood in Crescent City, CA. Pete was one of two children born to Lloyd Henry Satterlee and Margery Esther (Cave). The family moved to Redmond in 1943. He graduated from Redmond High School in 1950. Just before Pete graduated from high school, he was injured in an accident on the Deschutes River. Although he spent the rest of his life in a wheel chair, he never lost his zest for life.
Pete started out in his business career owning a credit bureau in Redmond.
In 1961, together with his father, they started Deschutes River Recreation Homesites south of Sunriver. In 1983, Pete and Elisabeth, together with Ed and Sandy Willard, started Sunray Vacation Rentals. Pete and Elisabeth retired in 1994.
Pete met and married the love of his life Elisabeth (Graber) at Powell Butte Church in 1968. Pete and Elisabeth loved to travel and made many trips back to Elisabeth's home of Switzerland. They also traveled to Hawaii and Montreal. Later, Pete and Elisabeth spent many winters in sunny Palm Desert.
Pete always said "I got hurt on the river, made my living on the river and wanted to die on the river."
Pete is survived by his wife of 40 years, Elisabeth Satterlee; his sister, Margaret L. Mollman; niece, Tracey and Roger Knode; nephew, Bob and Dea Mollman; nephews, Joshua and Talon; cousins and many lifelong friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother-in- law, Mike Mollman, and niece, Kaysie Lynn Mollman.
At Pete's request, there will be no formal service. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Anyone wishing to make a donation in Pete's name, please send it to DRRH Neighbors Club, P.O. Box 3028, Sunriver, OR 97707.

Ben A. Bidwell
April 26, 1932 - Dec. 4, 2008
Ben Bidwell of Redmond died peacefully at home with his family by his side after losing his battle with cancer.
Ben was born in Athens, TN, on April 26, 1932, to Joe and Katie Bidwell.
His family came to Albany, OR when Ben was 6 years old.
Ben wore hats of many trades. He was a rodeo clown and bullfighter for many years. He worked shows all over the West Coast states including Nevada, Idaho and Montana.
After he retired from rodeoing, he went to horse-shoeing school in Oklahoma and was a farrier for many years.
Ben, bred, raised and showed game birds all his life. He had many trophies and wall plaques that he had been awarded for his chickens.
Ben is survived by his wife of 53 years, Claudette; two sons, John of Redmond, and Kevin of Bend; three grandsons, Bruce and Chad of Redmond and Jacob of Mississippi and a granddaughter, Nateal Bidwell Lively of Springfield, OR. Also a brother, Walter Bidwell of Terrebonne.
Ben was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, and three sisters.
Funeral Services were held Monday, December 8, 2008. Deschutes Memorial Chapel was honored to serve the family.

Festival of Trees

Twenty-five was a magic number for Redmond’s annual Festival of Trees event.
While the economic ‘downturn’ this year has caused headaches for other nonprofits trying to raise money, Redmond-Sisters Hospice appears to have held steady for its quarter-century anniversary.

“We were apprehensive going in but our fears were allayed,” said Pat McGinnis, development and marketing coordinator for Hospice. While the final tally for the silent auction were unavailable Monday McGinnis said the Dec. 6 event raised about $40,000 from the gala event and tree auction, combined with its “Fund-a-Need” donation program.

The Festival of Trees is a many-faceted fundraiser, with local businesses, organizations and individuals undertaking the decoration of elaborate artificial trees that are later auctioned off, many times for thousands of dollars. In addition the event has holiday-themed items up for silent auction, such as wreaths, Christmas stockings, and table runners. A silent auction of miscellaneous donated items, photos with Santa and simple outright donations round out the offerings.

This year event-goers were treated to an unusual sight, something that added new meaning to the phrase “living Christmas tree.”

Sana Hayes, of Sisters, spent the day in parading around the Festival as a 7-foot tall Christmas tree.

“This was my Halloween costume,” she said. A friend who worked with Hospice asked her to bring herself, and her creation, to the Festival. A thrift store wedding dress spray-painted green and a tall tower of a hat dripped with garland, lights and ornaments.

“It weighs 15 pounds, I can tell you that,” Hayes said.

The Festival is open to the public every year, with activities for children in addition to the display of trees and silent auction.

“We had about 300 for the gala – which is average for most years,” McGinnis said. “And the place was full of people all day leading up to the live auction, I think because it’s such a great place for people to bring their families.”

For the first time Hospice had less trees than previous years, by design. Organizers opted to reduce the number of trees from 45 to 35, in order to keep the live auction from running too long.

“With the economy being the way it is we decided beforehand to be grateful for anything we received and we were so happy it went well,” said McGinnis.

-- story and photo by Leslie Pugmire Hole

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What's Happening

Learn modern dance
The Bend Dance Project has added a third dance company to its nonprofit organization, Fish Hawk Wing Modern Dance. The new dance company joins Jazz Dance Collective and Ubiquitous Dance Company as part of Bend Dance Project. Fish Hawk Wing Modern Dance is offering adult modern dance classes to the public Sundays, 5-6 p.m., starting Jan. 11, 2009, at the Terpsichorean Dance Studio in Bend. Classes are $10 each. For more information, visit www.fishhawkwing.blogspot.com.

Ski for Schools delayed
Due to the lack of snowfall this year, the Fourth Annual Ski for Schools event sponsored by Mt. Bachelor has been postponed to Friday, Dec. 19. This date also coincides with Mt. Bachelor’s 50th Anniversary celebration. Advance tickets are $15 and are available until Dec.17 at the Redmond School District office, 145 SE Salmon, McDonald’s in Redmond, and all branches of Mid Oregon Credit Union. Tickets are valid for all-day lift tickets, tubing or Nordic skiing. Tickets must be purchased in advance. All proceeds benefit Redmond and Bend-La Pine schools. Information: www.redmond.k12.or.us or www.mtbachelor.com.

Learn to Dixie Twirl
Redmond's Red Rock Squares is hosting lessons for beginning square dancers. The course begins Jan. 6 and continues for 12 weeks; experienced square dancers, or "angels", will attend lessons to help students. Lessons will be from 7-9 p.m. at the Redmond Grange. Call 541-923-0701 or 541-419-8242 for more information.
Bachelor Beauts Square and Round Dance Club is starting its session of lessons for beginners Jan. 8 at Pine Forest Grange in Bend. Lessons will continue each Thursday from 7-9 p.m. and the cost will be $4 each lesson (first lesson is free). children ages 12-18 are welcome with participating adult. Call 541-385-8074 for more information.

Christmas dinner available
The homeless and those who have no family with whom to share the holiday are invited to a free Christmas dinner at the Redmond American Legion Hall.The American Legion Auxiliary will serve a full turkey and ham dinner with all the fixings, including assorted pies for dessert, from noon to 3 p.m. Christmas Day at the Legion hall, Southwest Eighth Street and Glacier Avenue.Information: Suzanne, 504-4265.

Eagle Crest lights
The Annual Starfest holiday light display at Eagle Crest Resort runs through Jan. 2, 2009. Lights on display nightly from 5:30-9:30 p.m. The Inn at Eagle Crest is also sponsoring the Teddy Bear Suite, a showcase of hundreds of teddy bears, daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., and visits and story times by the fire with Santa and Mrs. Claus each Friday and Saturday, 6-8 p.m., with hot cocoa and cookie decorating. Horse drawn wagon rides through the light display will be offered every weekend from 6-7 p.m. Rides are $10 adults, $5 kids 5-13 and free for kids 5 and under. Reservations are requested for the wagon rides. Light display is free. Donations of nonperishable food items are encouraged. Information: 541-504-2316.

Photos with reindeer
Operation Santa Claus, 4355 W. Highway 126, Redmond (Reindeer Ranch) is offering photos with Santa Claus and a live reindeer each Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Nov. 29 through Dec. 14. Photos are $10 each. Pets are welcome. All proceeds go to the Redmond Reign Fastpitch. Information: Holly, 541-548-0718.

Giving Tree
A Christmas Giving Tree to help disadvantaged children in the community is on display in the Flower Boutique, 444 S.W. Sixth St., downtown Redmond. The public is encouraged to take a name tag off the tree and return a new, wrapped gift to the Chamber office, 446 S.W. Seventh, or the Flower Boutique. Gifts should be placed by Dec. 17. All gifts will be distributed on Dec. 19. Information: 541-923-5191.

Food and Toy Drive

The annual Redmond Community Toy and Food Drive is under way. Sponsored by Redmond Fire and Rescue and the Salvation Army, the event is accepting donations of canned food, toys and cash to help make Christmas brighter for hundreds of families in need in the Redmond area. Gifts for infants and teens are especially needed. Bring new, unwrapped toys and non-perishable food to all Redmond Fire and Rescue stations – donwtown, Redmond and Cline Falls, or Redmond area schools.Cash donations can be made at Redmond Fire and Rescue’s downtown station, 341 N.W. Dogwood Ave., or at the Salvation Army office in Bend; make checks out to Salvation Army Redmond Toy and Food Drive.In addition, Redmond Fire and Rescue will be accepting donations at the following locations 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Dec. 13, Safeway; Dec. 20, WalmartInformation: 541-504-5000.

Event Calendar

WEDNESDAY
Dec. 10
“ON THE LASTING POPULARITY OF “STRAWBERRY FIELDS FOREVER”: Pop music scholar Arnold Wolfe offers an interactive presentation on the meaning of “Strawberry Fields Forever”; free; 6:30 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1034 or www.dpls.us/calendar.
DESCHUTES COUNTY RURAL FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT NO. 1: board meeting; 7 p.m.; Cline Falls Station; www.redmondfireandrescue.org

THURSDAY
Dec. 11
HOLIDAY CRAFT DAY FOR TEENS: “Make It and Take It Holiday Gifts.” Ages 12-17 only. Materials provided. Space is limited to 25 kids. Register online or at the library; free; 3-4:30 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1063 or www.dpls.us.
THE AROUND THE BEND PLAYERS: Live old-time radio re-creations of the holiday shows “The Plot to Overthrow Christmas” and “Gunsmoke: A Christmas Story”; proceeds benefit the Old Stone Church and KPOV Community Radio; $5 suggested donation; 7 p.m.; Old Stone Church, 157 N.W. Franklin Ave., Bend; 541-322-7273 or www.atbplayers.com.
REDMOND CENTENNIAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE: meeting at 5 p.m.; conference room A, city hall, 716 S.W. Evergreen Ave.; www.ci.redmond.or.us
REDMOND AREA PARK AND RECREATION DISTRICT: board meeting, 6:15 p.m.; Cascade Swim Center, 465 S.W. Rimrock Way; 548-7275.

FRIDAY
Dec. 12
KIDS’ NIGHT OUT: Cosmic basketball, batting cage contests, arts and crafts, pizza, popcorn, movies and more. Hosted by the Redmond Area Park and Recreation District; $15 per child, additional children within the family are $10 each; 6-10 p.m.; Redmond Area Park and Recreation District, Activity Center, 335 S.E. Jackson St., Redmond; 541-548-7275 or www.raprd.org.
HOLIDAY MAGIC: The Central Oregon Community College Cascade Chorale performs under the direction of James Knox; proceeds benefit Central Oregon Resources for Independent Living; $18; 7 p.m.; Tower Theatre, 835 N.W. Wall St., Bend; 541-317-0700.
“THE SOUND OF MUSIC”: Pythian Theater presents the Broadway musical set in Austria during World War II; $25 adults, $22 seniors ages 60 and older and students, $10 ages 12 and younger; 8 p.m.; Redmond High School, 675 S.W. Rimrock Way, Redmond; 541-526-1688 or www.pythiantheater.org.

SATURDAY
Dec. 13
LANGUAGE CONVERSATION GROUPS: French and Spanish conversation groups meet each Saturday; free; Spanish group meets at 9:30 a.m. French group meets at 1:30 p.m; Santiago’s Mate Company, 528 S.W. Sixth St., Redmond; Barb Eager,541-447-0732 or www.santiagosmate.com.
OLDE FASHIONED CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION: The 11th annual event includes visits with Santa, bazaar, parade, an illumination of the ranch Christmas tree, a bonfire, caroling, holiday treats and more; donations accepted; 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Crooked River Ranch Clubhouse, 5195 S.W. Clubhouse Road, Crooked River Ranch; 541-548-8939.
TEDDY BEAR TEA: Mrs. Claus leads a storytime accompanied with holiday tea, apple juice and finger food; each child receives a new teddy bear; proceeds benefit Camp Sunrise; $10 children ages 13 and younger, $5 adult; 10 a.m. and noon; Juniper Golf and Country Club, 1938 S.W. Elkhorn Ave., Redmond; 541-548-7483.
“THE SOUND OF MUSIC”: Pythian Theater presents the Broadway musical set in Austria during World War II; $25 adults, $22 seniors ages 60 and older and students, $10 ages 12 and younger; 8 p.m.; Redmond High School, 675 S.W. Rimrock Way, Redmond; 541-526-1688 or www.pythiantheater.org.

SUNDAY
Dec. 14
“THE SOUND OF MUSIC”: Pythian Theater presents the Broadway musical set in Austria during World War II; $25 adults, $22 seniors ages 60 and older and students, $10 ages 12 and younger; 3 p.m.; Redmond High School, 675 S.W. Rimrock Way, Redmond; 541-526-1688 or www.pythiantheater.org.

MONDAY
Dec. 15
RHS CHRISTMAS CONCERT Redmond High School band program, including its Jazz Ensemble, Symphonic Band, and Wind Ensemble, presents a free holiday concert at 7 p.m., at the Clyde Moore Auditorium at Redmond High School. Information: 541-923-4800.

TUESDAY
Dec. 16
ALLAN BYER MUSIC: Local songwriter performs original Americana and Bruce Cockburn covers; free; 7-10 p.m.; Rumors, 250 N.W. Sixth St., Redmond; 541-548-5675 or www.allanbyer.com.
REDMOND CITY COUNCIL: 6:45 a.m.; 777 S.W. Deschutes Ave.; www.ci.redmond.or.us

WEDNESDAY
Dec. 17
“FACES OF THE HIGH DESERT HEARTLAND” EXHIBIT OPENS: The new exhibit features portraits from the 1880s through 1920s including photos of a ladies’ hunting party, Paiute families and firemen, a cyclist, a pharmacist, the Harney County Junior Symphony and more; $10 adults, $9 ages 65 and older, $6 ages 5-12, free ages 4 and younger; 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; High Desert Museum, 59800 S. U.S. Highway 97, Bend; 541-382-4754.
“LIGHT UP A LIFE”: Honor a loved one by lighting a candle and adding a bow to the memorial tree; ceremony also includes music and refreshments; free; 5:30-6:30 p.m.; Hospice of Redmond-Sisters, 732 S.W. 23rd St., Redmond; 541-548-7483.
CAROLS BY CANDLE LIGHT: The community is invited to participate in an evening of caroling and Christmas celebration; free; 7 p.m.; Assembly of God Church, 379 NW Smith Rock Way, Terrebonne; 541-388-1119.
ROUNDTRIP JAZZ: Torrey Newhart, Andy Armer, Jared Henderson and Adam Carlson join to perform a jazz concert; $10 students, $15 non-students; 7-9 p.m.; Mountain View High School, 2755 N.E. 27th St., Bend; 541-788-0827.

THURSDAY
Dec. 18
GAME DAY FOR TEENS: Play Guitar Hero, Dance Dance Revolution, Rock Band, Nintendo Wii and board games. Ages 12-17 only. Free snacks. Register online or at the library; free; 3-4:30 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1063 or www.dpls.us.

FRIDAY
Dec. 19
“THE SOUND OF MUSIC”: Pythian Theater presents the Broadway musical set in Austria during World War II; $25 adults, $22 seniors ages 60 and older and students, $10 ages 12 and younger; 8 p.m.; Redmond High School, 675 S.W. Rimrock Way, Redmond; 541-526-1688 or www.pythiantheater.org.

SATURDAY
Dec. 20
COUNTRY WESTERN DANCE: Music by Roughstring. VFW members and guests welcome; donations accepted; 7-11 p.m.; VFW Hall, 1836 S.W. Veterans Way, Redmond; 541-548-4108.
HANDEL’S MESSIAH: The Central Oregon Mastersingers and Orchestra perform under the direction of Clyde Thompson; a visual presentation of stained glass windows and art work will be part of the performance; $10; 7:30 p.m.; Bend High School, 230 N.E. Sixth St., Bend; 541-385-7229 or www.co-mastersingers.com.
“THE SOUND OF MUSIC”: Pythian Theater presents the Broadway musical set in Austria during World War II; $25 adults, $22 seniors ages 60 and older and students, $10 ages 12 and younger; 8 p.m.; Redmond High School, 675 S.W. Rimrock Way, Redmond; 541-526-1688 or www.pythiantheater.org.

SUNDAY
Dec. 21
HANDEL’S MESSIAH: The Central Oregon Mastersingers and Orchestra perform under the direction of Clyde Thompson; a visual presentation of stained glass windows and art work will be part of the performance; $10; 2:30 p.m.; Bend High School, 230 N.E. Sixth St., Bend; 541-385-7229 or www.co-mastersingers.com.
“THE SOUND OF MUSIC”: Pythian Theater presents the Broadway musical set in Austria during World War II; $25 adults, $22 seniors ages 60 and older and students, $10 ages 12 and younger; 3 p.m.; Redmond High School, 675 S.W. Rimrock Way, Redmond; 541-526-1688 or www.pythiantheater.org.

December 2, 2008

Obituaries

Vale William Lantz
Feb. 23, 1919 - Nov. 24, 2008
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals - Redmond, 504-9485
Services: Service will be at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, December 13, 2008 at the Zion Lutheran Church, 1113 SW Black Butte Blvd., Redmond. Memorial Contributions can be made to Zion Lutheran Church Building Fund or Oregon State Library Talking Books & Braille Services (250 Winter St. NE, Salem, OR 97301-3950).


Harley W. Vail
March 24, 1915 - Nov. 28, 2008
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals, LLC, 541-318-0842
Services: A memorial service will be officiated by Rev. Ted Gibson of LaPine and held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, December 6 at the First Assembly of God church in Redmond.

Ernest Lloyd Williams
Sept. 28, 1926 - Nov. 23, 2008
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals, Redmond, 504-9485
Services: At Ernie’s request there will be no services. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hospice of Redmond/Sisters.

Barbara Rigney
Dec. 18, 1929- Nov. 27,2008
Arrangements: Whispering Pines Funeral Home, 541-416-9733
Services: Missionary Baptist Church of Prineville, 1870 N.W. Riverland Loop, Prineville, Oregon. December 3, 2008 11:00 A.M.

Janet Carol Stevens
Dec. 8, 1936 - Nov. 25, 2008
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals, in Redmond, 541-504-9485
Services: A graveside service was held Saturday, November 29 at Redmond Memorial Cemetery.

Edward ‘Bud’ Torcom
July 18, 1941 - Nov. 29, 2008
Arrangements: Redmond Memorial Chapel, 548-3219
Services: A celebration of life will be held Thursday, December 4, 2008 at 4 p.m. at the family home in Redmond.

Betty Lorraine Criswell
Oct. 20, 1920 - Nov. 26, 2008
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals - Redmond, 504-9485
Services: Private Services will be held at a later date.

Loretta Salyer
Aug. 30, 1927 - Nov. 25, 2008
Arrangements: Baird Funeral Home, Bend, 382-0903
Services: Services are pending.

Charles Morris, of Sisters
Oct. 24, 1934 - Nov. 30, 2008
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals - Redmond, 504-9485
Services: No services are planned at this time.

Edwin Clyde Park
February 16, 1930 - November 25, 2008
Arrangements: Whispering Pines Funeral Home 541-416-9733
www.whisperingpinesfh.com
Services: First Baptist Church Of Prineville, Oregon
December 4, 2008 At 11:00 A.M. Contributions may be made to the Redeemer House Orphanage, 3047 NE Yellow Ribbon Dr., Bend, OR 97701 C/O Kathy Vaughan.

Anna Dean Weigand Ayres
Sept. 25, 1925 - Nov. 19, 2008
Anna Dean Ayres, loving wife, mother, and grandmother, passed away on November 19, 2008 at her home in Redmond. She was born on September 25, 1925 in Lamonta, Oregon to Jack and Eunice (Kelsay) Weigand.She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Dale Ayres, son, Joseph Ayres, daughter, Judy Hammack (Gib), grandson, Jeff Hammack, all of Redmond and granddaughter, Marci Hammack of Bend.Anna Dean enjoyed her family first and foremost. She was an avid card player, and she and Dale enjoyed attending Dixieland jazz festivals, going to their cabin on the Oregon coast, and taking cruises. Some of her hobbies included swimming, bowling, and she was also involved with Meals on Wheels and the Redmond Senior Center. She was a member of the Christian Science Church, attended Redmond schools and the University of Oregon. For 18 years she was bookkeeper for the family business.A celebration of her life will be held on December 3, 2008 at 11:00 A.M. at the VFW Hall in RedmondContributions may be made in her name to HospiceCenter or a charity of your choice.

November 25, 2008

Redmond Redux

In this week's news:

  • Humane Society of Redmond is out from under its staggering debt load, thanks to a secured loan from Deschutes County. But it's still struggling to meet its overhead each month and relying on a major focus of fundraising to meet that goal.
  • Redmond High School's Marine JROTC program just wrapped up its first trimester. Next trimester 87 kids have signed up, nearly meeting the 100-student minimum organizers said they'd need within two years of kick-off.
  • Redmond School District is holdng a forum to seek input on the preliminary design for its new high school. Early conceptual drawings will be available, as well as staff and community design team members, to answer questions. Forum is Dec. 1, from 6-7:30 p.m. at the district offices, 145 S.E. Salmon.

Carry a Tune

One of Central Oregon Showcase's quartets performs in Redmond Nov. 15.
Story and photo by Leslie Pugmire Hole

Sitting in on a Sweet Adelines’ practice session is a little like watching cheerleader practice – minus the snarky comments and catty backbiting.

“Are we rushing through that part?” “That doesn’t sound right; who’s off there?” “We should accentuate that last word.” “Can we start again? I’m lost.” “C’mon, make the call. Should we speed up there or go slower?”

While Sweet Adelines is a national women’s choral organization, we have our own little piece of it in Central Oregon Showcase, a 26-member a cappella singing group that focuses on four-part harmonies, barbershop style.

“I didn’t know a soul when I moved to Central Oregon in 1999,” says Jeannie Wiggins, now chorus manager for the group. “But my husband had sung barbershop and I knew if I joined it would be like getting 30 new best friends the minute I walked in the room.”

Like many of the members Wiggins’ singing experience prior to joining the chorus nine years ago was singing in the shower and in the car.
Showcase President Diane Hayes thinks its nonsense that people are born great singers.

“I’m always surprised to hear how many Adelines were told they had terrible voices when they were children,” she says. “Of course they never wanted to sing after that. But it takes time and practice to learn to sing; if you can carry a tune you can sing in a chorus.”

The Showcase meets weekly for practice (more if they also join a splinter quartet or octet) and performs around the region at the county fair, holiday celebrations, churches, and their own annual shows.

“We sing everywhere and anywhere,” says Hayes. “I joined after I saw them sing at Christmas time somewhere. I had to learn a lot but I just love to sing.”

Barbershop harmonies are a bit different than the type of singing most of us learned in ninth-grade choir. Gone are the familiar altos and sopranos and teachers banging out the melody on the piano.

The Showcase sings entirely without instrumentation, its goal to “fill the white space” of the song. The four-part harmonies parts are lead, tenor, baritone and bass, each part taking a different part of the song, transforming the singers into an orchestra. Barbershop singing is the most familiar type of four-part a cappella music in the U.S. but anyone acquainted with the Andrews or Lennon Sisters knows what a female quartet can do with harmonies.

Sherry Doty has only been with the Showcase two years and had to overcome a natural shyness to do so. While she had sung with her church choir, the more demonstrative style of the a cappella chorus was a little intimidating.

“I sing baritone and that’s much more exciting than singing alto in church, even though barbershop songs are not my favorite style of music,” she says.

Doty waited until her children were grown and her invalid husband, for whom she was caretaker, passed away, before joining the chorus.

“The performance part of it kept me away for a while,” Doty says. “It was definitely out of my comfort zone. But you couldn’t meet a nicer bunch of ladies. And I love to hear that chord ring, when we get it perfect.”

Back at rehearsal Sue Couch presses the button on the tuning pipe, usually a sign for the ladies to hit the first note. This time they exchange bemused glances, clearly confused.

“Is that the right note?” one asks. “I don’t think we sing it in that key.”
Friendly debate follows, with plenty of one-upmanship regarding who is more important to the chorus – lead, tenors, bass or baritone.

They start again, a few wrinkling noses when they hear something not quite right.
“Since we sing these every Christmas maybe we should take them out every once and a while and practice,” says another, wryly wondering aloud why the holiday tune needs so much work.

Wiggins shrugs off the collaborative debate as a natural learning process for the octet.
“Everyone learns the songs differently,” she says. “Not all of us read music. I play a CD of new songs when I drive and memorize my part that way. Some of the ladies play the song on an instrument instead; it doesn’t matter as long as we learn it. Everything about it is good.”

For more information about the Showcase Chorus call 541-447-4756 or log into www.showcasechorus.org.



Local event calendar

WEDNESDAY
Nov. 26
ROOTDOWN: The Oregon reggae band performs; free; 7 p.m.; McMenamins Old St. Francis School, 700 N.W. Bond St., Bend; 541-330-8560 or www.mcmenamins.com.

THURSDAY
Nov. 27
REDMOND THANKSGIVING DINNER: A dinner for Redmond people in need or without a place to go; free; 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.; Redmond Senior Center, 325 N.W. Dogwood Ave., Redmond; 541-548-7128.

FRIDAY
Nov. 28
HOLIDAY CHARM STROLL: Visitors to the downtown Redmond blocks can collect unique winter charms from participating businesses while supplies last. Maps will be available at any business displaying a Holiday Charm Stroll poster; free;downtown Redmond; 541-923-5191.

SATURDAY
Nov. 29
LANGUAGE CONVERSATION GROUPS: French and Spanish conversation groups meet each Saturday; free; Spanish group meets at 9:30 a.m. French group meets at 1:30 p.m; Santiago’s Maté Company, 528 S.W. Sixth St., Redmond; Barb Eager,541-447-0732 or www.santiagosmate.com.
REDMOND STARLIGHT HOLIDAY PARADE: Themed “Christmas Memories”. The parade sets out at 5 p.m. and makes its way south along Sixth Street from Dogwood Avenue to Forest Avenue. The annual tree lighting in The Plaza and a visit by Santa will follow; free; 5 p.m.; downtown Redmond; 541-923-5191.
HILLSTOMP: Portland’s junkyard blues duo returns to Bend; $9; 9 p.m.; Domino Room, 51 N.W. Greenwood Ave., Bend; www.midtownmusichall.net.

SUNDAY
Nov. 30
MATSIKO CHILDREN’S CHOIR: The Youth Choir of Central Oregon presents a celebration of musical traditions in a performance of singing, dancing and drumming with Matsiko, a choir of 29 Ugandan children, ages 8-17; free; 4 p.m., doors open 3:30 p.m.; First Presbyterian Church, 230 N.E. Ninth St., Bend; 541-382-4401 or www.matsiko.com.

MONDAY
Dec. 1
PIZZA DAY FUNDRAISER: When customers present a special fundraiser flyer, Pappy’s will donate 50 percent of the proceeds from that customer’s food order to the Humane Society of Redmond (not valid on deliveries). Flyers are available from the Humane Society Shelter, Redmond Senior Center and the Redmond Library; Pappy’s Pizzeria, 1655 N. U.S. Highway 97, Redmond; 541-548-1118.
LEARNING AND FUN FOR TOTS AND PARENTS: Together For Children, a parent/child participation program for families with children age one to three, meets for interactive play activity time, parent education and family networking; free; 9:30-11:30 a.m.; Becky Johnson Center, 412 S.W. Eighth St., Redmond; 541-389-9317 or www.together-for-children.org.

TUESDAY
Dec. 2
ALLAN BYER MUSIC: Local songwriter performs original Americana and Bruce Cockburn covers; free; 7-10 p.m.; Rumors, 250 N.W. Sixth St., Redmond; 541-548-5675 or www.allanbyer.com.

WEDNESDAY
Dec. 3
CREATE YOUR OWN CERAMICS: Ages 5 and up. Each session will offer “theme” pieces to choose from. Hosted by Redmond Area Park and Recreation District; $20; 6-8 p.m.; Painted People Ceramics, 239 S.W. Sixth St., Redmond; 541-548-7275.

THURSDAY
Dec. 4
HOLIDAY MOVIE MATINEE FOR TEENS: Ages 12-17 only. Free snacks. Space is limited to 25 kids. Register online or at the library; free; 2:30-4:30 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1063 or www.dpls.us.

FRIDAY
Dec. 5
SKI FOR SCHOOLS: Tickets include lifts, cross country trails and tubing. All proceeds benefit the Education Foundations for Redmond and Bend-La Pine School Districts. Tickets are available in Redmond at McDonald’s, Mid Oregon Credit Union and the Redmond School District office. Only 2,000 tickets will be sold; $15; ; Mt. Bachelor ski area, 13000 S.W. Century Drive, Bend; 541-382-2442 or www.mtbachelor.com.
ST. THOMAS CATHOLIC CHURCH ANNUAL STAR LITE GALA: Event includes gourmet food, entertainment, live and silent auctions and dancing; $60; 5:30 p.m.; Eagle Crest Resort, Conference Center, 1522 Cline Falls Road, Redmond; 541-923-3390.

SATURDAY
Dec. 6
HOLIDAY BAZAAR: Bake sale, lefse bread, candy, cookies, sweet rolls, gifts and crafts; free; 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; Zion Lutheran Church, 1113 S.W. Black Butte Blvd., Redmond; 541-923-7466.
SMALL ACREAGE: Class on weed and water management for small acreages; learn about water quality issues, weed control, irrigation; 9:30-11:30 a.m.; 625 S. E. Salmon Ave.; 541-923-2204.
FESTIVAL OF TREES: The 25th Annual Festival of Trees. Thirty-five artistically decorated trees on display, visits with Santa, children’s Home Depot workshop, live entertainment by local music and dance groups, raffle drawings and silent auction. Proceeds benefit Hospice of Redmond-Sisters; free; Festival open to the public from 10 am to 3 pm. Gala Buyer’s Auction starts at 5:30 pm; Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, 3800 S.W. Airport Way, Redmond; 541-548-7483.
“THE NUTCRACKER”: A ballet performed by The Central Oregon School of Ballet; ticket prices to be announced; 3 p.m.; Bend High School, 230 N.E. Sixth St., Bend; 541-317-3941.
PLANNING MEETING FOR CULTURAL FEST: R.I.C.E. (Redmond Inter Cultural Exchange), will host a meeting to plan its annual cultural and diversity festival next spring; free; 3:30-5:30 p.m.; Central Oregon Community College, Redmond campus, 2030 S.E. College Loop, Redmond; Information:541-447-0732 or541-504-1397.
HERITAGE SINGERS CONCERT: Eight vocalists and professional musicians share harmonies and powerful testimonies; free; 6 p.m.; Seventh Day Adventist Church, 21610 N.E. Butler Market Rd., Bend; 541-382-5991.
COUNTRY WESTERN DANCE: Music by Bobby and Lori; call for price; 7-11 p.m.; VFW Hall, 1836 S.W. Veterans Way, Redmond; 541-548-4108.
COSMIC SWIM NIGHT: For middle school students only. Students must present student I.D. Games, music and cool cosmic lights; $2.50; 8-10 p.m.; Cascade Swim Center, 465 S.W. Rimrock Way, Redmond; 541-548-7275 or www.raprd.org.

SUNDAY
Dec. 7
K-9 KARNIVAL: Fun and games for dogs and their people, agility, obedience demonstration, and grooming. Presented by Mount Bachelor Kennel Club; $1 per person without a dog, $10 per dog and family; 10 a.m.-4 p.m., 10 a.m.-1 p.m. vaccination clinic; Hooker Creek Event Center, 3800 S.W. Airport Way, Redmond; www.mbkc.org or 541-382-7752.
CASCADE WINDS SYMPHONIC BAND: Band standards, show tunes, orchestra transcriptions, marches and more performed under the direction of Dan Judd; free; 2 p.m.; Summit High School, 2885 N.W. Clearwater Drive, Bend; 541-593-1635 or www.cascadewinds.org.
“THE NUTCRACKER”: A ballet performed by The Central Oregon School of Ballet; ticket prices to be announced; 3 p.m.; Bend High School, 230 N.E. Sixth St., Bend; 541-317-3941.

MONDAY
Dec. 8
DRIVER SAFETY CLASS : For all ages. Seniors 55 and older may be eligible for an auto insurance discount upon completion; $12 AARP member; $14 nonmember; Class continues Dec. 9, 8 am to noon; Redmond Senior Center, 325 N.W. Dogwood Ave., Redmond; 541-504-0057.
LEARNING AND FUN FOR TOTS AND PARENTS: Together For Children, a parent/child participation program for families with children age one to 3, meets for interactive play activity time, parent education and family networking; free; 9:30-11:30 a.m.; Becky Johnson Center, 412 S.W. Eighth St., Redmond; 541-389-9317 or www.together-for-children.org.
THEATER AUDITIONS: Auditions for CTC production of “All My Sons,” by Arthur Miller. Cast calls for four women, five men and one boy; 7 p.m.; Cascades Theatrical Company, 148 N.W. Greenwood Ave., Bend; 541-389-0803.

TUESDAY
Dec. 9
ALLAN BYER MUSIC: Local songwriter performs original Americana and Bruce Cockburn covers; free; 7-10 p.m.; Rumors, 250 N.W. Sixth St., Redmond; 541-548-5675 or www.allanbyer.com.
THEATER AUDITIONS: Auditions for CTC production of “All My Sons,” by Arthur Miller. Cast calls for four women, five men and one boy; 7 p.m.; Cascades Theatrical Company, 148 N.W. Greenwood Ave., Bend; 541-389-0803.

WEDNESDAY
Dec. 10
“ON THE LASTING POPULARITY OF 'STRAWBERRY FIELDS FOREVER”: Pop music scholar Arnold Wolfe offers an interactive presentation on the meaning of “Strawberry Fields Forever”; free; 6:30 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1034 or www.dpls.us/calendar.

THURSDAY
Dec. 11
HOLIDAY CRAFT DAY FOR TEENS: “Make It and Take It Holiday Gifts.” Ages 12-17 only. Materials provided. Space is limited to 25 kids. Register online or at the library; free; 3-4:30 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1063 or www.dpls.us.

FRIDAY
Dec. 12
KIDS’ NIGHT OUT: Cosmic basketball, batting cage contests, arts and crafts, pizza, popcorn, movies and more. Hosted by the Redmond Area Park and Recreation District; $15 per child, additional children within the family are $10 each; 6-10 p.m.; Redmond Area Park and Recreation District, Activity Center, 335 S.E. Jackson St., Redmond; 541-548-7275 or www.raprd.org.
HOLIDAY MAGIC: The Central Oregon Community College Cascade Chorale performs under the direction of James Knox; proceeds benefit Central Oregon Resources for Independent Living; $18; 7 p.m.; Tower Theatre, 835 N.W. Wall St., Bend; 541-317-0700.
“THE SOUND OF MUSIC”: Pythian Theater presents the Broadway musical set in Switzerland during World War II; $25 adults, $22 seniors ages 60 and older and students, $10 ages 12 and younger; 8 p.m.; Redmond High School, 675 S.W. Rimrock Way, Redmond; 541-526-1688 or www.pythiantheater.org.

SATURDAY
Dec. 13
OLDE FASHIONED CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION: The 11th annual event includes visits with Santa, bazaar, parade, an illumination of the ranch Christmas tree, a bonfire, caroling, holiday treats and more; donations accepted; 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Crooked River Ranch Clubhouse, 5195 Clubhouse Road, Crooked River Ranch; 541-548-8939.
TEDDY BEAR TEA: Mrs. Claus leads a storytime accompanied with holiday tea, apple juice and finger food; a visit from Cinnamon bear; each child receives a new teddy bear; proceeds benefit Camp Sunrise; $10 children ages 13 and younger, $5 adult; 10 a.m. and noon; Juniper Golf and Country Club, 1938 S.W. Elkhorn Ave., Redmond; 541-548-7483.
HOLIDAY MAGIC: The Central Oregon Community College Cascade Chorale performs under the direction of James Knox; proceeds benefit Central Oregon Resources for Independent Living; $18; 7 p.m.; Tower Theatre, 835 N.W. Wall St., Bend; 541-317-0700.
“THE SOUND OF MUSIC”: Pythian Theater presents the Broadway musical set in Switzerland during World War II; $25 adults, $22 seniors ages 60 and older and students, $10 ages 12 and younger; 3 p.m & 8 p.m.; Redmond High School, 675 S.W. Rimrock Way, Redmond; 541-526-1688 or www.pythiantheater.org.
COSMIC SWIM NIGHT: For middle school students only. Students must present student I.D. Games, music and cool cosmic lights; $2.50; 8-10 p.m.; Cascade Swim Center, 465 S.W. Rimrock Way, Redmond; 541-548-7275 or www.raprd.org.

SUNDAY
Dec. 14
CASCADE HORIZON BAND: The senior band will perform Christmas music, marches, selections from Porgy & Bess and more under the direction of Sue Steiger; donations accepted; 2 p.m.; Bend High School, 230 N.E. Sixth St., Bend; 541-318-0407 or www.cascadehorizonband.org.
CHRISTMAS DANCE PARTY: Dance party and open house. All donations go to the Salvation Army and Redmond Fire Department; donation of a new, unwrapped toy, nonperishable food item or cash; 2:30-6 p.m.; Central Oregon Dance Company, Redmond Athletic Club, 1717 N.E. Second St., Redmond; 541-419-8998.
HOLIDAY MAGIC: The Central Oregon Community College Cascade Chorale performs under the direction of James Knox; proceeds benefit Central Oregon Resources for Independent Living; $18; 3 p.m.; Tower Theatre, 835 N.W. Wall St., Bend; 541-317-0700.
“LIGHTS, CAMERA ... MURDER!”: Buckboard Productions presents an interactive murder mystery dinner theater performance; dinner includes salad, choice of three entrees and dessert; $35 includes dinner and show; 5:30 p.m.; Fountains Bar & Grill, 3709 S.W. 21st Place, Redmond; 541-350-0018 or541-548-7213 or www.buckboardproductions.com.
MONDAY
Dec. 15
LEARNING AND FUN FOR TOTS AND PARENTS: Together For Children, a parent/child participation program for families with children age one to 3, meets for interactive play activity time, parent education and family networking; free; 9:30-11:30 a.m.; Becky Johnson Center, 412 S.W. Eighth St., Redmond; 541-389-9317 or www.together-for-children.org.

Obituaries

Richard A. ‘Pete’ Feakes Jr.
Feb. 3, 1919, Nov. 3, 2008
Arrangements: Prineville Funeral Home, 447-6459
Services: A memorial service and gathering will be held Saturday, December 13, 2008 at 1:00 p.m. at the Prineville Masonic Lodge 132 NW 3rd St.
Prineville, Oregon

Anna Dean Weigand Ayres
Sept. 25, 1925 - Nov. 19, 2008
Arrangements:
Redmond Memorial Chapel, 548-3219
Services: Celebration of Life, Redmond Grange Hall, 11:00 am, Wed., Dec. 3, 2008

Robert Harry Poulton
Dec. 28, 1924 - Nov. 18, 2008
Arrangements:
Autumn Funerals - Redmond, 504-9485
Services: No services will be held

Fred N. Boschma
July 20, 1928 - Nov. 10, 2008
Fred N. Boschma died on Monday, November 10, 2008, at his home in Terrebonne at the age of 80 years.
He was born July 20, 1928 in Scharnegoutum, The Netherlands, to parents, Hinne and Antje (Gaast) Boschma.
As a young man he spent three years in the Dutch military in Indonesia. Then six months on a whaling ship at the South Pole.
On April 30, 1952, he was united in marriage to Janet Cappon in Axel, The Netherlands. They came to the U.S. in December of 1956 to California and he worked on dairy farms until 1969 when he bought a dairy farm and moved to McMinnville, Ore. and relocated the dairy to Terrebonne in 1972.
Fred was an active member of the Deschutes County Sheriff's Posse for many years and had a love for horses and the outdoors.
Survivors include: sons, Henry of Terrebonne and Alvin of Colbert, Wash.; one daughter, Debbie Downie of Spokane, Wash. There are eight brothers and one sister still living in Holland; five grandchildren and one great-grandson also survive.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Anita, in 1990 and wife, Janet, in 1995.
A private graveside service was held. Redmond Memorial Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

November 18, 2008

All the world's a stage

Treachery, ambition, betrayal, despair and greed – reoccurring life themes most people can relate to, even teenagers. But couch them in iambic pentameter and pack them with plenty of “methinks” and archaic 16th century slang, and we all get lost.

I had else been perfect

Whole as the marble, founded as the rock,

As broad and general as the casing air

But now I am cabin'd, cribb'd, confined, bound in

To saucy doubts and fears.”


About 35 Redmond High School students, most enrolled in a theater or speech class, got a chance to deconstruct William Shakespeare last week, courtesy of a visiting actor from the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.

“How do we bring these words to life?” queried John Michael Goodson, pacing back in forth in front of students with copies of passages from “Macbeth.”

The actor, in his third season with the OSF’s School Visit Program, gave four one-hour Shakespeare workshops over the course of two days. Students watched Goodson and fellow OSF actor Elisa Bocanegra perform excerpts from two Shakespeare plays, as well as “Catcher in the Rye.”

Later, the students, with Goodson’s help, attempted to make sense of 400-year-old literature.

“Listen to the pattern of the words, the sounds they make, the inferences,” Goodson told the students. With his help they began to notice Shakespeare’s trick of using words, not just for their meaning, but for the emotion they convey.

“Out, out, brief candle!

life's but a walking shadow,

a poor player struts and frets his hour upon the stage

then is heard no more

it is a tale told by an idiot,

full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.”

Students were given individual passages and ask to find the imagery within, the strong ‘telegram’ words that carried the weight of the action and emotion.

“What have you learned about Macbeth from this passage?” Goodson asked each group.
Macbeth doubted himself and his actions, he was greedy and ambitious, he loved his wife but she dominated him, the students said.

RHS language arts and theater teacher Phil Neely watched from off stage.

“This would be great in English class,” he said, pointing the relatively short time given to each Shakespeare unit, compared to the complexity of his works.

It wasn’t all literature analysis during the workshop, however. Students sighed and screamed, died and were reborn and acted out all manner of verbs and adjectives with eyebrows raised and arms akimbo.

All the world’s a stage, after all.

-- Leslie Pugmire Hole

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Obituaries

William MacVitie ‘Mac’ Lindsay
July 2, 1926 - Nov. 7, 2008
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals - Bend
Services: A memorial service was held November 14, 2008. Contributions may be made to: Hospice of Redmond & Sisters, 732 SW 23rd St., Redmond, OR 97756 or to Nativity Lutheran Church, 60850 Brosterhous Rd., Bend, OR 97702

William M. ‘Bill’ Friedman
Aug. 8, 1936 - Nov. 9, 2008
Arrangements: Baird Funeral Home - Bend
Services: Memorial gathering was held Saturday November 15, 2008. Memorial contributions to: Humane Society of Central Oregon, 61170 SE 27th St., Bend, OR 97702

Seth Emerson Abbey
Aug. 20, 1917 - Oct. 21, 2008
Arrangements:Autumn Funerals - Redmond
Services: A private family gathering will be held at a later date

Mary Madeline Norton
July 15, 1913 - Nov. 12, 2008
Arrangements: Bel-Air Colonial Funeral Home, Madras, Oregon 541-475-2241.
Services: Held Nov. 17, 2008

Stanley Jerome Sturza
July 1, 1930 - November 11, 2008
A Mass of Christian burial was held Nov. 15 in St. Thomas Catholic Church in Redmond, Oregon.
Stanley Jerome Sturza was born July 1, 1930 in Walla Walla, Washington, to Louis and Violet Sturza (Fehrenbacher). The family moved to central Oregon in the late 1930s. He graduated from Redmond High School in 1948, where he was a three-sport athlete and the student body president. He was the first athlete from Redmond High to be offered an athletic scholarship to a large university. He attended the University of Oregon on a basketball scholarship. He served with the U.S. Army in Korea and was selected to play on the Army baseball team. He was wounded in action before he could join the team. He married Phyllis Gillispie on September 11, 1954 at St. Thomas Catholic Church in Redmond.
Stan was the owner of Sturza's Bookkeeping for many years and was co-owner with his wife of Eriksen's Redmond Stationery until their retirement. He was an active member of St. Thomas Catholic Church, past president of Redmond Kiwanis, a lifetime member of the BPOE. He loved all kinds of sports - playing, officiating, watching and loved to hunt and fish. The Trailblazers, Mariners and Red Sox were his favorite teams to watch, along with professional bull riding.
The highlight of his life was his family. He was interested in anything they were involved in. He traveled many miles to watch his kids play sports and seldom missed one of their contests, even when they were in college. He also enjoyed gardening and woodworking.
Stan never knew a stranger or missed a chance to brag about his kids or wife. He battled cancer for more than 15 years and was always very positive in his approach to life. He will be truly missed by his family and the community he loved so much.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Phyllis, daughters, Margaret Sturza and her husband, Curt Olson, (Madras) Lori Sturza Turel and her husband Steve (Redmond) and son, Mike Sturza and his wife Patti Miller, (Paulina), brother, Pete Sturza (Hermiston) and numerous nieces, nephews, in-laws and cousins.
Memorial Contributions may be made to HospiceCenter or St. Thomas Catholic Church in lieu of flowers. Arrangements by Redmond Memorial Chapel.

Event calendar

WEDNESDAY
Nov. 19
COMFORT FOOD COOKING DEMONSTRATION: Chef Rose Makena demonstrates preparing butternut squash soup, chopped winter salad, oven roasted fall fruits and more; free; 6:30 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1032 or www.dpls.us.
REDMOND SCHOOL BOARD: Public meeting; agenda items inlcude discussion of afterschool programs, update on school bond and construction; 5:30 p.m.; 145 S.E. Salmon Ave.; 923-5437.

THURSDAY
Nov. 20
LIVE CONTRACTOR EDUCATION CLASS: Central Oregon Community College’s Business Development Center is offering this live course, which satisfies the education requirements to take the test to become a licensed contractor in Oregon; $275, includes manual; 6-9 p.m., and class continues on Nov. 21 and 22 from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; Central Oregon Community College, 2600 N.W. College Way, Bend; 541-383-7290 or www.cocc.edu.
WRITERS GUILD MEETING: Oregon novelist George Byron Wright will speak to the Central Oregon Writers Guild Thursday, Nov. 20, 6:30 p.m., at the Redmond Public Library. His topic is “The Art and Grit of Book Marketing.” His books will be available for purchase and signing at the meeting. Open to all; free; 6:30 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-923-0896.
MEET THE PANTHERS: Watch winter sports teams scrimmage at Redmond High School; listen to RHS band and watch cheer team; free admission; barbecue dinner available for $5; 6 p.m.; 541-923-4800, ext. 2143.

FRIDAY
Nov. 21
QUILT AND CRAFT BAZAAR: Handmade quilts, crafts and baked goods; free; 8 a.m.-4 p.m.; Redmond Assembly of God Church, 1865 W. Antler Ave., Redmond; 541-548-4555.
ANNUAL HOLIDAY BAZAAR: Home decor and holiday decorations crafted by local artisans; 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Candy Cane Christmas Bazaar, 1515 N.W. Lower Bridge Way, Terrebonne; 541-548-1538.
COUNTRY CHRISTMAS BAZAAR: Western decor, wreaths, metal art, barn wood decor, jewelry, rag rugs and more; free or suggested donation of nonperishable food items for the church food bank; 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Smith Rock Community Church, 8344 11th St., Terrebonne; 541-923-3633.
ANNUAL HOLIDAY FOOD AND GIFT SALE: Adults $5; children 12 and under free; 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, 3800 S.W. Airport Way, Redmond; 541-548-2711.
CALL TO ARTISTS : Artists may submit their work for entry into the Redmond Public Library’s annual Winter Exhibit. Artwork must be ready to hang and labeled. Exhibit runs Nov. 22 through Jan. 2, 2009; 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-420-0283.
MOTIVATIONAL BOOK CLUB: Gain important knowledge for improving your life while relaxing with a glass of wine with friends and neighbors. The book Happiness by Matthieu Ricard will be reviewed; free; 6:30 p.m.; Shelf Life Books, 249 N.W. Sixth St., Suite #1, Redmond; 541-526-1110.

SATURDAY
Nov. 22
QUILT AND CRAFT BAZAAR: Handmade quilts, crafts and baked goods; free; 8 a.m.-4 p.m.; Redmond Assembly of God Church, 1865 W. Antler Ave., Redmond; 541-548-4555.
ART OF CHRISTMAS BAZAAR: Second annual sale sponsored by High Desert Society of The Arts. Fine arts and original handcrafts offered by more than 30 Central Oregon artists; free; 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; Redmond Senior Center, 325 N.W. Dogwood Ave., Redmond; Jim,541-923-9974.
ANNUAL HOLIDAY BAZAAR: Home decor and holiday decorations crafted by local artisans; 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Candy Cane Christmas Bazaar, 1515 N.W. Lower Bridge Way, Terrebonne; 541-548-1538.
COUNTRY CHRISTMAS BAZAAR: Western decor, wreaths, metal art, barn wood decor, jewelry, rag rugs and more; free or suggested donation of nonperishable food items for the church food bank; 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Smith Rock Community Church, 8344 11th St., Terrebonne; 541-923-3633.
LANGUAGE CONVERSATION GROUPS: French and Spanish conversation groups meet each Saturday; free; Spanish group meets at 9:30 a.m. French group meets at 1:30 p.m; Santiago’s Maté Company, 528 S.W. Sixth St., Redmond; Barb Eager,541-447-0732 or www.santiagosmate.com.
ANNUAL HOLIDAY FOOD AND GIFT SALE: Adults $5; children 12 and under free; 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, 3800 S.W. Airport Way, Redmond; 541-548-2711.
CALL TO ARTISTS : Artists may submit their work for entry into the Redmond Public Library’s annual Winter Exhibit. Artwork must be ready to hang and labeled. Exhibit runs Nov. 22 through Jan. 2, 2009; 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-420-0283.
HOLIDAY FESTIVAL AND FLORAL OPEN HOUSE: Crafts, food and free seminars on natural hand tied wreaths and candlelight centerpiece, plus free information on winterizing gardens and landscapes. A canned food and toy drive for the Redmond Fire Department coincides; free; Open house from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Craft seminars begin at 11 a.m.; Redmond Greenhouse, 4101 S. Highway 97, Redmond; 541-548-5418.
ATV CERTIFICATION: ASI RiderCourse certification for youth, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center; registration and $20 fee required; 541-548-6088.

SUNDAY
Nov. 23
ANNUAL HOLIDAY FOOD AND GIFT SALE: Adults $5; children 12 and under free; 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, 3800 S.W. Airport Way, Redmond; 541-548-2711.
ATV CERTIFICATION: ASI RiderCourse certification for youth, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center; registration and $20 fee required; 541-548-6088.

MONDAY
Nov. 24
TRIP TO SUN MOUNTAIN FUN CENTER: Ages 9 to 18 years. Two activity packages available. Transportation provided from the Cascade Swim Center; $14-18 for RAPRD members, $18.30-23.40 for nonmembers; ; Cascade Swim Center, 465 S.W. Rimrock Way, Redmond; 541-548-7275 or www.raprd.org.
LEARNING AND FUN FOR TOTS AND PARENTS: Together For Children, a parent/child participation program for families with children age one to 3, meets for interactive play activity time, parent education and family networking; free; 9:30-11:30 a.m.; Becky Johnson Center, 412 S.W. Eighth St., Redmond; 541-389-9317 or www.together-for-children.org.
FICTION BOOK CLUB MEETS: Group discussion of “The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao,” by Junot Diaz; free; 6 p.m.; Shelf Life Books, 249 N.W. Sixth St., Suite #1, Redmond; 541-526-1110.
PLANNING COMMISSION: Redmond Urban Area Planning Commission public meeting, agenda at www.ci.redmond.com; 777 S.W. Deschutes Ave.; 7 p.m.

TUESDAY
Nov. 25
BOUNCING OFF THE WALL: Ages 7 to 16. The Bounce House in Bend is home to 12 huge interactive inflatables where kids can climb, bounce and slide their way to fun. Transportation provided from Cascade Swim Center; $14; 1:30-4:30 p.m.; Cascade Swim Center, 465 S.W. Rimrock Way, Redmond; 541-548-7275.
ALLAN BYER MUSIC: Local songwriter performs original Americana and Bruce Cockburn covers; free; 7-10 p.m.; Rumors, 250 N.W. Sixth St., Redmond; 541-548-5675 or www.allanbyer.com.
REDMOND CITY COUNCIL:
Worshop open to public, 6:45 a.m.; agenda available at www.ci.redmond. com; 777 S.W. Deschutes Ave.

WEDNESDAY
Nov. 26

THURSDAY
REDMOND
THANKSGIVING DINNER: A dinner for Redmond people in need or without a place to go; free; 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.; Redmond Senior Center, 325 N.W. Dogwood Ave., Redmond; 541-548-7128.

FRIDAY
Nov. 28
HOLIDAY CHARM STROLL: Visitors to the downtown Redmond blocks can collect unique winter charms from participating businesses while supplies last. Maps will be available at any business displaying a Holiday Charm Stroll poster; free; noon; downtown Redmond; 541-923-5191.

SATURDAY
Nov. 29
REDMOND STARLIGHT HOLIDAY PARADE: Themed “Christmas Memories,” The parade sets out at 5 p.m. and makes its way south along Sixth Street from Dogwood Avenue to Forest Avenue. The annual tree lighting in The Plaza and a visit by Santa will follow; free; 5 p.m.; downtown Redmond; 541-923-5191.

SUNDAY
Nov. 30
MATSIKO CHILDREN’S CHOIR: The Youth Choir of Central Oregon presents a celebration of musical traditions in a performance of singing, dancing and drumming with Matsiko, a choir of 29 Ugandan children, ages 8-17; free; 4 p.m., doors open 3:30 p.m.; First Presbyterian Church, 230 N.E. Ninth St., Bend; 541-382-4401 or www.matsiko.com.

MONDAY
Dec. 1
LEARNING AND FUN FOR TOTS AND PARENTS: Together For Children, a parent/child participation program for families with children age one to 3, meets for interactive play activity time, parent education and family networking; free; 9:30-11:30 a.m.; Becky Johnson Center, 412 S.W. Eighth St., Redmond; 541-389-9317 or www.together-for-children.org.

TUESDAY
Dec. 2
OREGON EQUESTRIAN TRAILS: Meeting starts at 6:30 p.m., with a speaker presentation beginning at 7 p.m. Nonmembers are welcome to attend. Contact: Marilyn Ball at 382-4492 or Jan Fuller at 548-6124; 6:30 p.m.; Ray’s Food Place, 900 S.W. 23rd St., Redmond; 541-548-2447.
ALLAN BYER MUSIC: Local songwriter performs original Americana and Bruce Cockburn covers; free; 7-10 p.m.; Rumors, 250 N.W. Sixth St., Redmond; 541-548-5675 or www.allanbyer.com.

WEDNESDAY
Dec. 3
CREATE YOUR OWN CERAMICS: Ages 5 and up. Each session will offer “theme” pieces to choose from. Hosted by Redmond Area Park and Recreation District; $20; 6-8 p.m.; Painted People Ceramics, 239 S.W. Sixth St., Redmond; 541-548-7275.

FRIDAY
Dec. 5
SKI FOR SCHOOLS: Tickets include lifts, cross country trails and tubing. All proceeds benefit the Education Foundations for Redmond and Bend-La Pine School Districts. Tickets are available in Redmond at McDonald’s, Mid Oregon Credit Union and the Redmond School District office. Only 2,000 tickets will be sold; $15; ; Mt. Bachelor ski area, 13000 S.W. Century Drive, Bend; 541-382-2442 or www.mtbachelor.com.
ST. THOMAS CATHOLIC CHURCH ANNUAL STAR LITE GALA: Event includes gourmet food, entertainment, live and silent auctions and dancing; $60; 5:30 p.m.; Eagle Crest Resort, Conference Center, 1522 Cline Falls Road, Redmond; 541-923-3390.

SATURDAY
Dec. 6
HOLIDAY BAZAAR: Bake sale, lefse bread, candy, cookies, sweet rolls, gifts and crafts; free; 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; Zion Lutheran Church, 1113 S.W. Black Butte Blvd., Redmond; 541-923-7466.
FESTIVAL OF THE TREES: The 25th Annual Festival of Trees. Thirty-five artistically decorated trees on display, visits with Santa, children’s Home Depot workshop, live entertainment by local music and dance groups, raffle drawings and silent auction. Proceeds benefit Hospice of Redmond-Sisters; free; Festival open to the public from 10 am to 3 pm. Gala Buyer’s Auction starts at 5:30 pm; Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, 3800 S.W. Airport Way, Redmond; 541-548-7483.
CHRISTMAS PARADE: Theme is “All Dressed Up For Christmas”; free; noon; downtown Bend; 541-388-3879.
“THE NUTCRACKER”: A ballet performed by The Central Oregon School of Ballet; ticket prices to be announced; 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.; Bend High School, 230 N.E. Sixth St., Bend; 541-317-3941.
PLANNING MEETING FOR CULTURAL FEST: R.I.C.E. (Redmond Inter Cultural Exchange), will host a meeting to plan its annual cultural and diversity festival next spring; free; 3:30-5:30 p.m.; Central Oregon Community College, Redmond campus, 2030 S.E. College Loop, Redmond; Information:541-447-0732 or541-504-1397.
COSMIC SWIM NIGHT: For middle school students only. Students must present student I.D. Games, music and cool cosmic lights; $2.50; 8-10 p.m.; Cascade Swim Center, 465 S.W. Rimrock Way, Redmond; 541-548-7275 or www.raprd.org.

SUNDAY
Dec. 7
K-9 KARNIVAL: Fun and games for dogs and their people, agility, obedience demonstration, and grooming. Presented by Mount Bachelor Kennel Club; $1 per person (no dog); $10 per family with their dog; 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, 3800 S.W. Airport Way, Redmond; Sherry,541-350-9188, or Lori,541-382-7752 or www.mbkc.org.
CASCADE WINDS SYMPHONIC BAND: Band standards, show tunes, orchestra transcriptions, marches and more performed under the direction of Dan Judd; free; 2 p.m.; Summit High School, 2885 N.W. Clearwater Drive, Bend; 541-593-1635 or www.cascadewinds.org.
“THE NUTCRACKER”: A ballet performed by The Central Oregon School of Ballet; ticket prices to be announced; 3 p.m.; Bend High School, 230 N.E. Sixth St., Bend; 541-317-3941.

MONDAY
Dec. 8
LEARNING AND FUN FOR TOTS AND PARENTS: Together For Children, a parent/child participation program for families with children age one to 3, meets for interactive play activity time, parent education and family networking; free; 9:30-11:30 a.m.; Becky Johnson Center, 412 S.W. Eighth St., Redmond; 541-389-9317 or www.together-for-children.org.
THEATER AUDITIONS: Auditions for CTC production of “All My Sons,” by Arthur Miller. Cast calls for four women, five men and one boy; 7 p.m.; Cascades Theatrical Company, 148 N.W. Greenwood Ave., Bend; 541-389-0803.

TUESDAY
Dec. 9
ALLAN BYER MUSIC: Local songwriter performs original Americana and Bruce Cockburn covers; free; 7-10 p.m.; Rumors, 250 N.W. Sixth St., Redmond; 541-548-5675 or www.allanbyer.com.
THEATER AUDITIONS: Auditions for CTC production of “All My Sons,” by Arthur Miller. Cast calls for four women, five men and one boy; 7 p.m.; Cascades Theatrical Company, 148 N.W. Greenwood Ave., Bend; 541-389-0803.

WEDNESDAY
Dec. 10
“ON THE LASTING POPULARITY OF 'STRAWBERRY FIELDS FOREVER”: Pop music scholar Arnold Wolfe offers an interactive presentation on the meaning of “Strawberry Fields Forever”; free; 6:30 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1034 or www.dpls.us/calendar.

FRIDAY
Dec. 12
KIDS’ NIGHT OUT: Cosmic basketball, batting cage contests, arts and crafts, pizza, popcorn, movies and more. Hosted by the Redmond Area Park and Recreation District; $15 per child, additional children within the family are $10 each; 6-10 p.m.; Redmond Area Park and Recreation District, Activity Center, 335 S.E. Jackson St., Redmond; 541-548-7275 or www.raprd.org.
“THE SOUND OF MUSIC”: Pythian Theater presents the Broadway musical set in Switzerland during World War II; $25 adults, $22 seniors ages 60 and older and students, $10 ages 12 and younger; 8 p.m.; Redmond High School, 675 S.W. Rimrock Way, Redmond; 541-526-1688 or www.pythiantheater.org.

SATURDAY
Dec. 13
OLDE FASHIONED CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION: The 11th annual event includes visits with Santa, bazaar, parade, an illumination of the ranch Christmas tree, a bonfire, caroling, holiday treats and more; donations accepted; 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Crooked River Ranch Clubhouse, 5195 Clubhouse Road, Crooked River Ranch; 541-548-8939.
“THE SOUND OF MUSIC”: Pythian Theater presents the Broadway musical set in Switzerland during World War II; $25 adults, $22 seniors ages 60 and older and students, $10 ages 12 and younger; 8 p.m.; Redmond High School, 675 S.W. Rimrock Way, Redmond; 541-526-1688 or www.pythiantheater.org.
COSMIC SWIM NIGHT: For middle school students only. Students must present student I.D. Games, music and cool cosmic lights; $2.50; 8-10 p.m.; Cascade Swim Center, 465 S.W. Rimrock Way, Redmond; 541-548-7275 or www.raprd.org.

SUNDAY
Dec. 14
“THE SOUND OF MUSIC”: Pythian Theater presents the Broadway musical set in Switzerland during World War II; $25 adults, $22 seniors ages 60 and older and students, $10 ages 12 and younger; 3 p.m.; Redmond High School, 675 S.W. Rimrock Way, Redmond; 541-526-1688 or www.pythiantheater.org.

MONDAY
Dec. 15
LEARNING AND FUN FOR TOTS AND PARENTS: Together For Children, a parent/child participation program for families with children age one to 3, meets for interactive play activity time, parent education and family networking; free; 9:30-11:30 a.m.; Becky Johnson Center, 412 S.W. Eighth St., Redmond; 541-389-9317 or www.together-for-children.org.

TUESDAY
Dec. 16
ALLAN BYER MUSIC: Local songwriter performs original Americana and Bruce Cockburn covers; free; 7-10 p.m.; Rumors, 250 N.W. Sixth St., Redmond; 541-548-5675 or www.allanbyer.com.