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.

November 12, 2008

Walk a mile in pink shoes

If you were able to steal about a dozen hours a week out of your busy schedule, what would you do with it? Earn a master’s degree online? Catch every football game on T.V.? Sleep?
How about carving a groove in Redmond’s Dry Canyon trail?
Two local women are doing just that, in a months-long effort to support a friend celebrating 12 years of a cancer-free life.
“Yeah, she suckered us into it,” Cathy Hammack says with a laugh. She and Leanne Simpson, together with a friend from Idaho and five ladies from Southern California, are participating in the Susan Komen Foundation’s “Breast Cancer 3-Day” event, wearing out shoe leather by walking 60 miles over a three-day span.
The two Redmond ladies will be walking in San Diego Nov. 21-23; there are no 3-Day events in Oregon this year. Hammack, who works in the Redmond School District’s Transition Program for special needs students, and Simpson, an x-ray technician at St. Charles Redmond, are walking to support their friend Charlotte Woods,a longtime Central Oregon resident who now lives in Orange County, Calif. Woods, an information systems specialist, worked with Hammack back when the Redmond facility was Central Oregon District Hospital.
“We’ve all been touched by cancer one way or another,” Hammack says. “It was kind of like ‘Give it all to this’.” The eight-member team has to raise $2,200 each to participate; a goal that Hammack says has been a little slow in achieving.
“We’ve sent out letters to friends and family and we’re paying for our own travel expenses,” she says. Meanwhile, both women have been training since this spring for the walk, putting in an average of 40 miles a week. At about three miles an hour, they’re averaging 10-12 hours of training time weekly.
“It’s a big commitment,” Hammack says. “As a working mom with a full-time job I’m ready for it to be over.” Since the walkers aren’t allowed to use any electronic audio devices while walking, she’s been training in silence to get used to it. While her husband and daughter joined her early in the training schedule, both dropped out when the distances got long. She and Simpson mostly train solo, just because both are so busy joint sessions are hard to schedule.
It hasn’t been all work and no fun, however. Hammack’s husband travels in the summer as a NPRA rodeo judge so she’s logged a lot of miles on country roads in new places she’d yet seen.
“I’ve seen a lot of beautiful sights while training,” Hammack says. “I’ve got some great photos on my cell phone.”
-- Leslie Pugmire Hole

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Breast Cancer 3-Day
Locally you can support Hammack and Simpson by purchasing pink ribbons at Jody’s Drive-In on Highland Avenue or attending a ladies night event at Redmond’s Seventh Street Brew Pub Saturday, Nov. 15 from 5-8 p.m. To make it easy, log into
www.3day.org and select the “Donate Now” button; enter Hammack or Simpson’s name and the donations will go to their sponsorship in the walk.

Obituaries

Monte Earl Journagan
Dec. 14, 1957 - Oct. 10, 2008
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals - Redmond
Private memorial service will be scheduled at a later date.

James ‘Ham’ Hamilton Jackson
Sept. 17, 1922 - Oct. 31, 2008
Arrangements:Prineville Funeral Home
Private Inurnment at his ranch in Mitchell. Contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, 2350 Oakmount Way, Suite 200, Eugene, OR 97401.

Rosalie Mae Harnden
April 8, 1942 - Nov. 1, 2008
Arrangements:Prineville Funeral Home
Services will be held at a later date. Contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, 2350 Oakmount Way, Suite 200, Eugene, OR. 97401.

Norman Edwin Johnson
April 24, 1948 - Nov. 2, 2008
Arrangements:Redmond Memorial Chapel
Services:Memorial service was held at Assembly of God Church in Redmond November 8


Pfc. Cody J. Eggleston
Pfc. Cody J. Eggleston, 21, who grew up in Redmond and Eugene, died Friday, October 24, 2008, at the Bethesda Naval Medical Center in Maryland. Eggleston succumbed to wounds received in an October 16th mortar attack in Baqubah, Iraq.
Eggleston, “C.J.” to friends and family, had been in the combat zone less than a month when he sustained his mortal wounds.
C.J. Eggleston joined the Army in July, 2007 – shortly after graduating from high school. He became a 2nd gunner assigned to the 1st Battalion, 5th Infantry Regiment, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division at Fort Wainwright, Alaska. It was while in Alaska that he developed a romance that led to his marriage this past June to his wife, Karie, of North Carolina.
Eggleston is survived by his wife, Karie, and stepdaughter, Raegen, both of North Carolina; father, Walter of La Pine; Mother, Angie Jackson of Eugene; stepmother, Vicky, of La Pine; stepfather, Eric Jackson of Eugene; sister, Amber, 19, assigned to the USS George Washington in Japan; brother, Brandon Reed of La Pine; stepsisters, McKenzie, 11, of La Pine,Katrina of Eugene, and Shylynn of Eugene; Grandparents, Sam & Esther Reed of Eugene, Walter Eggleston, Sr. of Salem and Dorothy Stock of Prineville. He was preceded in death by his Grandfather, Kenneth Stock.
Funeral services were held November 1st at the Deschutes County Expo. Center.
Memorial contributions may be made in Eggleston’s name to: the American Red Cross Injured Warriors Program in care of South Valley Community Bank & Trust.

Wayne W. Holzfuss
Oct. 8, 1932 - Oct. 30, 2008
Arrangements: Bell-Air Colonial Funeral Home
Services: Memorial service was held November 8

Lee William Wine
Sept. 17, 1950 - Nov. 1, 2008
Arrangements:Prineville Funeral Home
Services: t the family request their will be no services.

John E. Swank
Aug. 29, 1926 - Nov. 5, 2008
Arrangements: rineville Funeral Home
Services: A the family request their will be no services.

Filomeno Garcia Baca
Mar. 2, 1928 - Nov. 5, 2008
Filimeno (Phil) Baca was born March 2, 1928 and entered into heaven with his entire family at his side November 5, 2008.
Filomeno was born and raised in McNary, Arizona.
He was a Korean Conflict Army veteran, and after his honorable discharge he worked in the lumber industry until his retirement.
Filo and his family moved to Prineville, Oregon in 1973, where they raised their eight children.
He loved snowmobiling in the Ochoco mountains, dancing and spending time with his grown family. He was a eucharistic minister at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Prineville before moving to Redmond, Oregon in 2000. Filo was a member of the American Legion.
Filo was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Beatrice; nine siblings; and his oldest son, Isidro.
He is survived by one brother, Robert; his wife of 57 years, Inez; his children: Anita, Philip, Dodie, Michael, David, Evelyn; 21 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
A funeral mass was held November 8 at St. Thomas Catholic Parish, Redmond.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of Redmond-Sisters, 732 SW 23rd Avenue, Redmond, Oregon 97756.
Redmond Memorial Chapel in Redmond has been entrusted with the funeral arrangements.

November 4, 2008

Local election results

(49 out of 52 results reporting)

Redmond City Council
* Shirlee Evans 2,401 (20.07%)
* Ed Boero 2,017 (16.86%)
* Camden King 1,779 (14.87%)
Ed Onimus 1,448 (12.1%)
Vida Snyder 1,238 (10.35%)
(Top 3 win seats)

Redmond mayor
* George Endicott 4,282 (97.38%)
WRITE-IN 115 (2.62%)

Deschutes County Commissioner
Mike Daly (REP) 19,864 (41.42%)
* Alan Unger (DEM) 25,689 (53.57%)

Redmond Parks & Rec bond
Yes 3,073 (28.29%)
* No 7,789 (71.71%)

Redmond Parks & Rec operating levy
Yes 2,.073 (19.16%)
* No 8,749 (80.84%)


It's a shutout!

photo by Gary Newman/copyright Redmond Spokesman
Redmond's Lady Panthers battled South Eugene through 100 minutes of hard fought soccer Nov. 1 and came out the other end of the double overtime thriller with a victory.
Senior forward Crystal Foster scored the only goal in the game in the 92nd minute, dribbling past several defenders to volley the shot past the goalie from about 20 yards out.
"I didn't think I was going to make it," said Foster. "My first goal I made my freshman year was like that." Redmond had more and better chances in the game, but the game remained scoreless through regulation play and into the second overtime with offensive players on each team locked in a very physical battle with the other team's defenders.
Redmond made a defensive adjustment early in the first half that helped Redmond keep the pressure on the Lady Axemen.
"We had quite a few better chances," said Redmond coach Ken Marshall. "Not pretty soccer, but everybody played."
Redmond sat many of its starters in the first half and Marshall said 18 of his 22 players got in the game.
"I'm pretty pleased with that because it makes it a real team effort. Those that came in and subbed did a really good job," he said. "They may have only played 5 or 10 minutes, but it was huge because it gave us enough time to get a rest and keep people fresh."
And Redmond appeared the fresher of the two teams, dominating play at the end of regulation and into overtime. Redmond had more chances in the game, out-shooting the Lady Axemen 18-12. Goalie Jill Westendorf had 11 saves in the game and was credited with the shutout, her sixth of the season.

-- Gary Newman
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Obituaries




Monte Earl Journagan
Dec. 14, 1957 - Oct. 10, 2008
Autumn Funerals - Redmond, 504-9485
Services by Hospice, November 7th, 10:00 a.m. at the Redmond HealthCare Center. Private memorial service will be scheduled at a later date.



Pfc. Cody J. Eggleston
Pfc. Cody J. Eggleston, 21, who grew up in Redmond and Eugene, died Friday, October 24, 2008, at the Bethesda Naval Medical Center in Maryland. Eggleston succumbed to wounds received in an October 16th mortar attack in Baqubah, Iraq.
Eggleston, “C.J.” to friends and family, had been in the combat zone less than a month when he sustained his mortal wounds.
C.J. Eggleston joined the Army in July, 2007 – shortly after graduating from high school. He became a 2nd gunner assigned to the 1st Battalion, 5th Infantry Regiment, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division at Fort Wainwright, Alaska. It was while in Alaska that he developed a romance that led to his marriage this past June to his wife, Karie, of North Carolina.
Eggleston is survived by his wife, Karie, and stepdaughter, Raegen, both of North Carolina; father, Walter of La Pine; Mother, Angie Jackson of Eugene; stepmother, Vicky, of La Pine; stepfather, Eric Jackson of Eugene; sister, Amber, 19, assigned to the USS George Washington in Japan; brother, Brandon Reed of La Pine; stepsisters, McKenzie, 11, of La Pine,Katrina of Eugene, and Shylynn of Eugene; Grandparents, Sam & Esther Reed of Eugene, Walter Eggleston, Sr. of Salem and Dorothy Stock of Prineville. He was preceded in death by his Grandfather, Kenneth Stock.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, November 1st, at 1:00 pm at the Deschutes County Expo. Center.
Memorial contributions may be made, in Eggleston’s name, to: the American Red Cross Injured Warriors Program in care of South Valley Community Bank & Trust.