March 31, 2009

Event calendar

WEDNESDAY
April 1
SCHOOL BOARD: Redmond School Board special meeting, 6 p.m.; agenda includes discussion and action on awarding its school construction bid; 143 S.E. Salmon Ave.; www.redmond.k12.or.us.
“IT’S IN THE BAG” LECTURE SERIES: Daniel Stroud and Aylett Wright present “Sex and Sexuality Are Sacred: So Let’s Talk About It”; they will discuss divorce rates, sexually transmitted diseases, unwanted pregnancies and other issues that continue to challenge our culture and our individual and cultural perspectives on sex and sexuality; a discussion about sexual behavior and relationships will follow; presentation given as part of the OSU-Cascades lecture series; free; noon-1 p.m.; OSU-Cascades, Cascades Hall, 2600 N.W. College Way, Bend; 541-322-3100 or http://www.osucascades.edu/.

THURSDAY
April 2
LIVE CONTRACTOR EDUCATION CLASS: Taught by Dennis and Martha Sargent of Central Oregon Contractor Training. The course satisfies education requirements to take the Oregon contractor’s license test. Preregistration required; $275, includes manual; 6-9 p.m., and class continues April 3 and 4 from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; Central Oregon Community College, Redmond campus, 2030 S.E. College Loop, Redmond; 541-383-7290 or http://www.cocc.edu/.

FRIDAY
April 3
NATIVE AMERICAN DANCE PERFORMANCE: The Cultural Enrichment Club from Madras High School will perform traditional Native American dance, music and Hispanic folk dancing; a food vendor will be selling hot dogs and chili; proceeds benefit the club and the Humane Society of Redmond; $6 adults, $3 ages 12-18, $1 ages 5-11, free ages 4 and younger; 6 p.m.; Humane Society of Redmond, 1355 N.E. Hemlock Ave., Redmond; 541-548-0898.
AUTHOR DARIN FURRY: Central Oregon hiker and explorer and a park ranger in the Columbia Gorge, Furry will talk about his book “Beyond Sagebrush”; refreshments provided; free; 6:30 p.m.; Paulina Springs Books, 422 S.W. Sixth St., Redmond; 541-526-1491.
COSA SONG OF THE YEAR SHOW: The Central Oregon Songwriters’ Association presents its 11th annual awards show, with live performances and a silent auction; $10, free ages 12 and younger with a paid adult; 7 p.m.; Tower Theatre, 835 N.W. Wall St., Bend; 541-317-0700 or http://www.towertheatre.org/.

SATURDAY
April 4
CANDY CAMP: Learn how to make gummy bears, lollipops, chocolate suckers and marshmallows. This is a fun, interactive class for ages 6-12. Hosted by Redmond Area Park and Recreation District; $30; 9 a.m.-noon; Redmond High School, 675 S.W. Rimrock Way, Redmond; 541-548-7275 or www.raprd.org.
FORECLOSURE PREVENTION WORKSHOP: Find out what to do if you fall behind on housing payments. Reservations required; free; 10 a.m.-noon; NeighborImpact, 2303 S.W. First St., Redmond; 541-548-2380, ext. 138.
“THE ECONOMICS OF ENDANGERED SPECIES”: Ed Whitelaw, founder and president of ECONorthwest and economics professor at the University of Oregon, will give a presentation; included with the price of admission; $10 adults, $9 ages 65 and older, $6 ages 5-12, free ages 4 and younger; 3 p.m.; High Desert Museum, 59800 S. U.S. Highway 97, Bend; 541-382-4754.
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 http://www.raprd.org/.

SUNDAY
April 5
NINTH BIENNIAL QUILT SHOW: The Country Quilters of Jefferson County sponsor a quilt exhibition featuring quilt displays and sales, vendors and door prizes; donations accepted; 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; Jefferson County Fairgrounds, 430 S.W. Fairgrounds Road, Madras; 541-546-4502 or 541-475-7721.

MONDAY
April 6
PLANNING COMMISSION: Redmond Urban Area Planning Commission meeting, 7 p.m.; 777 S.W. Deschutes Ave.; agenda at http://www.ci.redmond.or.us/.

TUESDAY
April 7
CITY COUNCIL: Redmond City Council meeting, 6:45 a.m.; agenda includes training on development codes and an Urban Renewal Agency Board meeting considering the proposed Frank and Josephine Redmond Linear Park and the downtown plan; full agenda at www.ci.redmond.or.us.
BEND GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY: “First Tuesday” Interest Groups begin meeting. Guests can choose “Beginning Genealogy” or “Writers Group.”; 10:15 a.m.; Williamson Hall, 2200 N.E. U.S. Highway 20, Bend; 541-317-8978.

WEDNESDAY
April 8
KEYBOARDING CLASS: Class for beginners or those wanting to improve. Features an introduction to Ultra Key typing software. First come, first served, and registration is 20 minutes prior to class; free; 9-11 a.m.; COIC WorkSource Bend, 1645 N.E. Forbes Road, Bend; 541-389-9661 or www.coic.org.
CHILDREN’S AUTHOR PARTY: Happy Birthday Oregon Children Authors Party for children 6 to 11. Stories, crafts, games, and creative activities to celebrate Oregon authors. Refreshments served; free; 4-5 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1050.
AIRPORT COMMISSION: Redmond Airport Commission meeting, 5:30 p.m. Eagle Crest conference room at Roberts Field terminal; agenda at www.ci.redmond.or.us.
HISTORICAL COMMISSION: Redmond Historical Commission meeting; 1 p.m.; Suite 303, 521 S.W. Sixth St.; agenda at www.ci.redmond.or.us.
SCHOOL BOARD: Redmond School Board meeting, 5:30 p.m.; 145 S.E. Salmon Ave.; agenda at www.redmond.k12.or.us.
FIRE DISTRICT: Deschutes County Rural Fire Protection District board meeting, 7 p.m.; 341 N.W. Dogwood Ave.; agenda at http://www.redmondfireandrescue.org/.

THURSDAY
April 9
DRAWING WORKSHOP FOR TEENS: Council of Library Teen (C.O.L.T.) members will teach how to draw faces, animals, dragons and more. Teens are welcome to bring their own drawing pencils. Snacks provided. Free. Ages 12-17. Space is limited to 25. Register online at www.dpls.us/calendar or at the door; free; 3-4:30 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1050.

SATURDAY
April 11
WHEN I’M IN CHARGE: The class is designed to empower children to respond safely to a variety of “home alone” situations, especially in an emergency situation. Ages 9 to 11. Presented by the Redmond Area Park and Recreation District; $20; ; Cascade Swim Center, 465 S.W. Rimrock Way, Redmond; 541-548-7275.
PAPER MAKING: Learn how to make beautiful paper from things you would normally throw away; $12; 9-11 a.m.; Redmond Area Park and Recreation District, Activity Center, 335 S.E. Jackson St., Redmond; 541-548-7275.
EASTER EGG HUNT: Event includes games, prizes, music, face painting, chalk art, a cake walk, an Easter bonnet contest and more; free admission; 10 a.m.-1 p.m.; downtown Redmond; 541-923-7761.
“RESTORATION AND MANAGEMENT OF WOLVES IN THE NORTHWESTERN U.S.”: Ed Bangs, wildlife biologist for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, will talk about his research and management work on programs involving the wolf, lynx, brown and black bear and more; included with the price of admission; $10 adults, $9 ages 65 and older, $6 ages 5-12, free ages 4 and younger; 3 p.m.; High Desert Museum, 59800 S. U.S. Highway 97, Bend; 541-382-4754.
ROLLER DERBY BOUT: The Lava City Smokin’ Ashes vs. the Treasure Valley Roller Girls; $10 in advance, $12 at door, $6 seniors and ages 12 and younger, free ages 5 and younger; 6 p.m., doors open 5 p.m.; Central Oregon Indoor Sports Center, 20795 High Desert Lane, Bend; http://www.lavacityrollerdolls.com/.

THURSDAY
April 16
CENTRAL OREGON BUSINESS EXPO: Offers business networking and workshops. Luncheon features speaker Lee Weinstein, former director of communications at Nike Inc., who will discuss “The Power of Relationships”; free to attend; booth space $275 for Central Oregon chamber members and $325 for nonmembers. Applications due by April 4 for booths; $15 for luncheon, reservations required; 1-6 p.m., and luncheon runs from 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m.; Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, 3800 S.W. Airport Way, Redmond; 541-923-5191 or www.visitredmondoregon.com.
BOOK DISCUSSION: Talk about “Stubborn Twig” by Lauren Kessler; free; 6:30 p.m.; Paulina Springs Books, 422 S.W. Sixth St., Redmond; 541-526-1491.

SATURDAY
April 18
ANNUAL HIGH DESERT INTERCULTURAL FESTIVAL: Cultural displays, performances, music, family programs and food; free; 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Redmond High School Hartman Campus, 2105 W. Antler Ave., Redmond; 541-923-4840.
FREE DOCUMENT SHREDDING: Participants will be able to view their documents being properly disposed of in an efficient and effective manner. Canned food will be collected at the site to support the Salvation Army food bank. Bring a can of food to help stock their shelves; free; 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; Mid Oregon Credit Union, 2625 S.W. 17th Place, Redmond; 541-382-1795 or www.midoregon.com.
JEFFERSON DANCERS: The Jefferson High School dance department, a multi-ethnic company ages 14-18 from Portland, performs a repertoire of tap, ballet, jazz, African and more; $17-$29; 7 p.m.; Tower Theatre, 835 N.W. Wall St., Bend; 541-317-0700.
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 http://www.raprd.org/.

TUESDAY
April 21
KEYBOARDING CLASS: Class for beginners or those wanting to improve. Features an introduction to Ultra Key typing software. First come, first served, and registration is 20 minutes prior to class; free; 2-4 p.m.; COIC WorkSource Bend, 1645 N.E. Forbes Road, Bend; 541-389-9661 or http://www.coic.org/.

THURSDAY
April 23
GAME DAY FOR TEENS: Play Wii, Guitar Hero, Rock Band, and more. Snacks provided. Ages 12-17. Space is limited to 25. Register online at www.dpls.us/calendar or at the door; free; 3-4:30 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1050.

THURSDAY
April 30
CREATE RECYCLED JEWELERY: Teen Thursday Earth Day Celebration. Make jewelry from recycled hardware or create your own design from an assortment of junk yard treasures, hot glue and spray paint. Snacks provided. Free. Ages 12-17 only. Space is limited to 25. Register online at www.dpls.us/calendar or at the door; free; 3-4:30 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1050.
RIDERS IN THE SKY: A classic cowboy quartet performs comedy and western songs; $34 in advance, $38 at door; 7 p.m.; Tower Theatre, 835 N.W. Wall St., Bend; 541-317-0700 or http://www.towertheatre.org/.

Charter school open house
An information open house on the new Redmond Proficiency Academy will be held April 16, 22 and 28, 6:30 p.m., at the Housing Works meeting room 405 SW 6th St. Redmond Proficiency Academy is set to open September 2009 and will serve ninth through twelfth grade students who desire a more interest-based or self-designed course of study; or who seek an accelerated course of study; or desire a non-seat time based schedule to meet their personal needs. Registration for the school will be held from April 16-May 8. Information: 541-526-0882.

Celebrate children and their “Stars”

The Redmond 2J Education Foundation presents Stars in the Sagebrush celebration Friday, April 10, at Eagle Crest Resort. Doors open at 6 p.m. The event celebrates individuals and initiatives that have made a major impact on the lives of children by embracing one or more of the “Simple” values and beliefs (Service, Innovation, Mentorship, Partnership, Leadership and Excellence). Dinner tickets are $25 and are available at the Redmond School District Office, Elton Gregory Middle School and at the office of Dr. Scot Burgess, 710 S.W. Highland Ave., Redmond. Table sponsorships are available for $250-500.
Information: Toni Duff, 541-848-9040.

Nonprofit art sale
Central Oregon artists and handcrafters are invited to participate in the High Desert Society of the Arts First Annual Art of Spring Sale May 9-10 at the National Guard Armory in Redmond. Booth fees are $50 for both days. Commission is 15 percent. Application deadline is May 1. Information: Jim, 541-923-9974, or e-mail jwoltering@msn.com.

Young writers competition
The 2009 Rising Star Creative Writing Competition is now accepting entries. Rising Star is open to submissions by emerging writers ages 15 to 25 from Oregon, Idaho and Washington in fiction, literary nonfiction and poetry. New this year is a nature essay sub-category in literary nonfiction, sponsored by the Deschutes Land Trust. Winners in each category receive a $100 cash prize. Entry deadline is June 10. Information: www.thenatureofwords.org.

Join Cub Scouts in Redmond
A new Cub Scout pack is forming in Redmond for all boys ages 7-10 or grades 1-5. Information: 541-815-9405.

High school artists featured
Ceramic artwork of Redmond High School and the International School of the Cascades students will be on display at the High Desert Gallery during the Walk The Art Beat April 24, 5-8 p.m., downtown Redmond. Walk The Art Beat is a community arts event showcasing local art and music. Artwork by students and professional artists will be hosted by over 20 downtown merchants. Information: 866-549-6250.

The Art of Fishing
Learn the basics of fishing and the art of angling with fishing expert Steve Brown. Discover hassle-free fishing for Central Oregon waters and learn how to catch fish anywhere, anytime. Tips on spinning, casting, trolling and fly fishing. Tuesdays, April 7 through May 12, 6-7:30 pm, and May 23 and 30. Includes two all day lessons on the water. Cost is $69. 541-383-7270 or http://noncredit.cocc.edu.

Baton twirling classes
Redmond Area Park and Recreation District is offering a class on baton twirling for ages 5 to 14, Tuesdays and Thursdays, April 13 through May 22. Cost is $40. Students need to purchase a baton from the instructor at the first session. Information: 541-526-1847.

Guitar lessons for kids
Redmond Area Park and Recreation District is offering guitar lessons for ages 8 and up Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4-5 p.m. or 4-6 p.m., April 7-30 in the Activity Room at Cascade Swim Center. Students need to bring their own guitar. Cost is $48 plus instruction book for $12. Information: 541-548-7275.

Playgroup enrollment under way
Together For Children is now enrolling families with children newborn through age 3 for its weekly parent/child playgroups and parent education groups Mondays, 9:30-11:30 a.m., at the Becky Johnson Center, 412 S.W. Eighth St. Information: 541-389-9317.

Mystery Photo of the Week

Three boys, one trophy and no names. Can you help?

Obituaries

Raymond J. “Ray” Burke
Dec. 22, 1920 ~ March 21, 2009
Arrangements: Baird Funeral Home, Bend. 541-382-0903
Services: Funeral services are Saturday, May 16, 2009 at 11 am at the St. Martin’s Church in Port Leyden, NY with Father Stephen Gratto and Reverend Celine Burke presiding. Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to St. Martin’s Summer Camp Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 431, Port Leyden, NY 13433.

William Calvin Williams
Aug. 26, 1935 - Mar. 27, 2009
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals - Redmond, 504-9485
Services: Graveside Service: 11 a.m. Friday, April 3rd at Terrebonne Pioneer Cemetery – followed by a Celebration of Life at the Redmond Grange Hall.

Phyllis June Vanderlind
June 3, 1920 – March 25, 2009
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals, Redmond.
541-504-9485
Services: Memorial Service took place March 28

Charlotte E. Drager
April 3, 1949 ~ March 24, 2009

Arrangements: Baird Funeral Home, Bend. 541-382-0903
Services: Services are welcome to the public, graveside service at Pilot Butte Cemetery, 2 pm, April 3, 2009.


Marie M. Chapman Slead
Oct. 29, 1912 ~ March 25, 2009
Arrangements: Redmond Memorial Chapel, 541-548-3219
Services: Memorial service was held on March at Redmond Memorial Chapel.

James Anton Anderson
Dec. 12, 1948 - Mar. 29, 2009
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals - Redmond, 504-9485
Services: Celebration of Life will take place Saturday, April 4th, 1:00-3:00 p.m. at 3555 NE Oak Ave. in Redmond.

Deloris Isiaphine Satterlee
May 30, 1935 - Mar. 26, 2009
Services: Memorial service, Saturday, April 4, 2009, 11 a.m., Madras Conservative Baptist Church. Memorial contributions can be made to: American Cancer Society or Madras Hospice Foundation.

Cecil Robert Campbell
June 1, 1912 – March 26, 2009
Arrangements: A Celebration of Life will be held at later date, yet to be determined.
Services: Autumn Funerals-Redmond is assisting the family.

Doris Evelyn Williams
Jan. 26, 1939 ~ March 25, 2009
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals, Redmond. 541-504-9485
Services: Memorial services will be held at a later date to yet be determined.


Genevieve ‘Sue’ Margaret Smith Snyder
Sept. 20, 1909 - March 20, 2009
Genevieve “Sue” Snyder, resident of Redmond since 2005, died peacefully at a local care center. She was 99 years old. She was raised and educated in Claremore, Okla., and graduated high school. She was a homemaker after completing school. She was a member of the Baptist Church in Newport Beach, California.
Her family members surviving her include daughters, Darlene and (Ken) Johnson of Redmond, and Jane Cargill of Costa Mesa, Calif.; six grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Snyder, son Ronald Snyder, and one brother.
Her hobbies included boating and loving all kinds of animals.
Memorial contributions may be made to Redmond- Sisters Hospice.
Redmond Memorial Chapel has been entrusted with the final arrangements.

Alice Faye Kauppila
March 24, 1953 – March 27, 2009
Alice Faye (Dawson) Kauppila died March 27, 2009 from ovarian cancer at the age of 56. Alice was born in Redmond, Oregon, to Carl and Cora Dawson. She graduated from Redmond High School in 1971. On November 29, 1975 she married Dennis Kauppila.
She worked at Mode O Day, Logan Industries in Metolious, managed American Energy and then changed careers and became a software support specialist for Dawson Computer Services.
Alice is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Redmond. She enjoyed spending time with her family, her church, painting ceramics, baking and was an avid reader.
Alice is survived by her husband Dennis; mother Cora, sister Edith Wells (Sonny), brother Ernie Dawson (Sally), sister Margie Dawson and many nephews and nieces. She was preceded in
death by her father Carl Dawson.
Services will be held on Thursday, April 2 at 2 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 450 SW Rimrock Drive in Redmond.
Viewing will be from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the church. Graveside services will follow the funeral at Redmond Memorial Gardens.
Autumn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to help offset her medical expenses by sending donations to: P.O. Box 397,
Redmond, OR 97756

March 25, 2009

Event calendar

THURSDAY
March 26
SPRING GARDEN CLEANUP CLASS: Learn how to cut back perennials, ornamental grasses and other spring cleaning tips for the garden; free; 10-11 a.m.; OSU Extension Service, 3893 S.W. Airport Way , Redmond; 541-548-6088.
WRITERS GUILD MEETS: Award-winning designer Christopher Gilbert will talk about book jacket designs; free; 6:30 p.m.; Central Oregon Community College, Redmond campus, 2030 S.E. College Loop, Redmond; Elsie Rochna,541-923-0896 or www.CentralOregonWritersGuild.com.

SATURDAY
March 28
REDMOND GRANGE PANCAKE BREAKFAST: A breakfast of sourdough pancakes, sausage, eggs and more; proceeds benefit the Redrock Square Dance Club; $5 adults, $3 ages 12 and younger; 7-10:30 a.m.; Redmond Grange, 707 S.W. Kalama Ave., Redmond; 541-923-1840.
TRASHFORMATIONS: Pakit Liquidators hosts a 36-hour art-making event centered on making new creations from reused and recycled materials; raw materials provided; participants should bring tools and fasteners; proceeds benefit the Central Oregon Environmental Center; finished art will be displayed in The Old Mill District; $25 adults, $15 children; 7 a.m. Saturday; artists will work through the night until 7 p.m. Sunday; Pakit Liquidators, 309 Armour Drive, Bend; 541-280-9301 or register at www.envirocenter.org.
FIBER MARKET DAY: The High Desert Wool Growers’ 12th annual market features vendors, wool demonstrations, fleece sales, food vendors and more; free; 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Crook County Fairgrounds, 1280 S. Main St., Prineville; 541-389-7678 or www.highdesertwoolgrowers.com.
SOUND WORKSHOP: Workshop on sound reinforcement for acoustic instrument bands to learn how to get the most out of a sound system. Participants should bring their own PA system; $25 per band; 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; Cascade Community School of Music, 2150 N.E. Studio Road, Bend; 541-382-6866.
EAT, DRINK AND BE DEADLY: Buckboard Productions and Winestyles presents Eat, Drink and Be Deadly by Jennifer Jenkins. Admission includes 4 wine pairings and the audience interactive show; $45 public, $40 Wine Club and Chamber members; 6 p.m., doors open 5:30 p.m.; WineStyles, 614 N.W. Cedar Ave. , Redmond; 541-548-7999 or www.buckboardproductions.com.
SALSA DANCING: Salsa dancing with Salsa Victoria. One-hour dance lesson followed by open dancing. 21 and over only; $10; 7:30 p.m.; Coyote Ranch, 1368 S. U.S. Highway 97, Redmond; 541-548-7700 or www.benddance.com.

SUNDAY
March 29
STRING QUARTET: Central Oregon Symphony Association Music in Public Places presentation, the Dove String Quartet, 2 p.m., Redmond Public Library; free, guests soloists Kristin Guy and Kelli Kirkman will join the quartet of string musicians from the C.O. Symphony; 541-317-3941.

MONDAY
March 30
DURAC: Downtown Urban Renewal Advisory Committee meeting, 5 p.m., 341 N.W. Dogwood Ave., agenda at www.ci.redmond.or.us.
PARKS AND REC: Redmond Area Park and Recreation District board of directors special meeting, agenda includes discussion of High Desert Activity Center lease; 5:30 a.m.; Cascade Swim Center. 465 S.W. Rimrock Way; 541-548-6088.

TUESDAY
March 31
MIX AND MINGLE: Hosted by Soroptimist International of Redmond. Guest speaker Barbara Myers will present, “Helping Others During Challenging Economic Times.” Refreshments served; free; 5:30-7 p.m.; Glacier Place, 657 S.W. Glacier Ave., Redmond; Karen,541-548-4709.

WEDNESDAY
April 1
“IT’S IN THE BAG” LECTURE SERIES: Daniel Stroud and Aylett Wright present “Sex and Sexuality are Sacred: So Let’s Talk about It”; they will discuss divorce rates, sexually transmitted diseases, unwanted pregnancies and other issues that continue to challenge our culture and our individual and cultural perspectives on sex and sexuality; a discussion about sexual behavior and relationships will follows; presentation given as part of the OSU Cascades Campus lecture series; free; noon-1 p.m.; OSU-Cascades Campus, Cascades Hall, 2600 N.W. College Way, Bend; 541-322-3100 or www.OSUcascades.edu.

THURSDAY
April 2
LIVE CONTRACTOR EDUCATION CLASS: Taught by Dennis and Martha Sargent of Central Oregon Contractor Training. The course satisfies education requirements to take the Oregon contractor’s license test. Preregistration required; $275, includes manual; 6-9 p.m., and class continues April 3 and 4 from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; Central Oregon Community College, Redmond campus, 2030 S.E. College Loop, Redmond; 541-383-7290 or www.cocc.edu.

FRIDAY
April 3
NATIVE AMERICAN DANCE PERFORMANCE: The Cultural Enrichment Club from Madras High School will perform traditional Native American dance, music and Hispanic folk dancing; a food vendor will be selling hot dogs and chili; proceeds benefit the club and the Humane Society of Redmond; $6 adults, $3 ages 12-18, $1 ages 5-11, free ages 4 and younger; 6 p.m.; Humane Society of Redmond, 1355 N.E. Hemlock Ave., Redmond; 541-548-0898.
AUTHOR DARIN FURRY: Central Oregon hiker and explorer and a park ranger in the Columbia Gorge, Furry will talk about his book “Beyond Sagebrush”; refreshments provided; free; 6:30 p.m.; Paulina Springs Books, 422 S.W. Sixth St., Redmond; 541-526-1491.

SATURDAY
April 4
CANDY CAMP: Learn how to make gummy bears, lollipops, chocolate suckers and marshmallows. This is a fun, interactive class for ages 6-12. Hosted by Redmond Area Park and Recreation District; $30; 9 a.m.-noon; Redmond High School, 675 S.W. Rimrock Way, Redmond; 541-548-7275 or www.raprd.org.
“THE ECONOMICS OF ENDANGERED SPECIES”: Ed Whitelaw, founder and president of ECONorthwest and economics professor at the University of Oregon, will give a presentation; included with the price of admission; $10 adults, $9 ages 65 and older, $6 ages 5-12, free ages 4 and younger; 3 p.m.; High Desert Museum, 59800 S. U.S. Highway 97, Bend; 541-382-4754.
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.

SUNDAY
April 5
NINTH BIENNIAL QUILT SHOW: The Country Quilters of Jefferson County sponsor a quilt exhibition featuring quilt displays and sales, vendors and door prizes; donations accepted; 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; Jefferson County Fairgrounds, 430 S.W. Fairgrounds Road, Madras; 541-546-4502 or541-475-7721.

SATURDAY
April 11
EASTER EGG HUNT: Event includes games, prizes, music, face painting, chalk art, a cake walk, an Easter bonnet contest and more; free admission; 10 a.m.-1 p.m.; downtown Redmond; 541-923-7761.
MORE EGGS: Easter extravaganza at Cougar Springs Senior Living Community; egg hunt, crafts, gifts, refreshments and photos with the Easter Bunny; 1-4 p.m.; 1942 S.W. Canyon Dr.; 541-316-4400.
“RESTORATION AND MANAGEMENT OF WOLVES IN THE NORTHWESTERN U.S.”: Ed Bangs, wildlife biologist for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, will talk about his research and management work on programs involving the wolf, lynx, brown and black bear and more; included with the price of admission; $10 adults, $9 ages 65 and older, $6 ages 5-12, free ages 4 and younger; 3 p.m.; High Desert Museum, 59800 S. U.S. Highway 97, Bend; 541-382-4754.

THURSDAY
April 16
CENTRAL OREGON BUSINESS EXPO: Offers business networking and workshops. Luncheon features speaker Lee Weinstein, former director of communications at Nike Inc., who will discuss “The Power of Relationships”; free to attend; booth space $275 for Central Oregon chamber members and $325 for nonmembers. Applications due by April 4 for booths; $15 for luncheon, reservations required; 1-6 p.m., and luncheon runs from 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m.; Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, 3800 S.W. Airport Way, Redmond; 541-923-5191 or www.visitredmondoregon.com.
BOOK DISCUSSION: Talk about “Stubborn Twig” by Lauren Kessler; free; 6:30 p.m.; Paulina Springs Books, 422 S.W. Sixth St., Redmond; 541-526-1491.

SATURDAY
April 18
INTERCULTURAL FESTIVAL: Cultural displays, performances, music, family programs and food; free; 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Redmond High School Hartman Campus, 2105 W. Antler Ave., Redmond; 541-923-4840.

Free ski vouchers
The United Way of Deschutes County is distributing free Mt. Bachelor ski vouchers redeemable for a $25 full-day lift ticket during the weeks of April 6-10 and 13-17. Mt. Bachelor will donate $25 to the United Way for each redeemed voucher. Revenue generated through this program will benefit the 23 partner agencies of the United Way. Vouchers can be picked up at the United Way office, 1130 N.W. Harriman Avenue, Suite A. To reserve a voucher, call 541-389-6507.

Young writers contest
The 2009 Rising Star Creative Writing Competition is now accepting entries. Rising Star is open to submissions by emerging writers ages 15 to 25 from Oregon, Idaho and Washington in fiction, literary nonfiction and poetry. New this year is a nature essay sub-category in literary nonfiction, sponsored by the Deschutes Land Trust. Winners in each category receive a $100 cash prize. Entry deadline is June 10. Information: www.thenatureofwords.org.

Celebrate our Stars
The Redmond 2J Education Foundation presents Stars in the Sagebrush celebration Friday, April 10, at Eagle Crest Resort. Doors open at 6 p.m. The event celebrates individuals and initiatives that have made a major impact on the lives of children by embracing one or more of the “Simple” values and beliefs (Service, Innovation, Mentorship, Partnership, Leadership and Excellence). Dinner tickets are $25 and are available at the Redmond School District Office, Elton Gregory Middle School and at the office of Dr. Scot Burgess, 710 S.W. Highland Ave., Redmond. Table sponsorships are available for $250-500.
Information: Toni Duff, 541-848-9040.

Peace Campaign event

The Peace Center of Central Oregon and the First Presbyterian Peacemaking Team will host a presentation on the U.S. Department of Peace Campaign (bill HR 808) April 5, 2 pm, First Presbyterian Church, 230 NE 9th, Bend. The Oregon organizer of the campaign, David Hazen, and members of the Peace Center of Central Oregon will talk about their experience at the March National Conference in Washington D.C. including their meetings with Oregon’s legislative offices on Capitol Hill. Information: 541-923-6677 or visit www.pcoco.org.

Surgical services now at shelter
The Humane Society of Redmond is now offering spay and neuter services for cats and dogs at the Redmond facility. Information: Chris Bauersfeld, 541-923-0882.

Redmond Proficiency Academy open house
An information open house on the new Redmond Proficiency Academy will be held April 16, 22 and 28, 6:30 p.m., in the Redmond Public Library. Redmond Proficiency Academy is set to open September 2009 and will serve 9-12 grade students who desire a more interest-based or self-designed course of study; or who seek an accelerated course of study; or desire a non-seat time based schedule to meet their personal needs. Registration for the school will be held May 4-8. Information: 541-526-0882.

Accordion Blues

Posted by PicasaJim Linn (far right) plays for fellow Accordion Club of Central Oregon members Ron Windsor and Lillian Jones at Cougar Springs Senior Living Center in Redmond.

Few musical instruments receive the same lack of respect in the U.S. as the accordion. Its golden years in the first half of the 20th century long gone, today most of us only see accordions when tuning into a documentary about street buskers in Prague or Paris.

But now the accordions are coming out of the closet.

The Accordion Club of Central Oregon is proof of that. Fifteen members strong and growing, the new club has members from 40 to 80, some lifelong ‘squeeze box’ players and others just learning the instrument.

Yes, people are still taking up the accordion – and loving it.

Jim Linn of Redmond, who has played piano for 41 of his 46 years, began to teach himself the accordion two years ago with the encouragement of his wife.

“I just love the way it sounds,” says Linn, who leans towards hymns in his repertoire. Since he doesn’t read music, he learns by listening to songs and playing along on his Sofia Mari 48 bass accordion.

“I love playing with these guys,” he says. “Every time I learn something new.”

The club includes its founder, Karl Kment, 81, a Redmond retiree who has played since childhood and previously owned several music stores.

“I started taking lessons when I was eight,” says Kment. “My father was career military and recuperating from an injury in the hospital when a group of accordion players came to entertain. From then on he decided I was going to play.”

While he did sometimes feel sorry for himself when other kids were playing and he was practicing, the dedication did serve him well: Kment played professionally from age 12 to 18, joined the Navy band and continued weekend gigs for the rest of his life. He still practices several times a week.

“Sometimes when you close your eyes you think you hear an entire orchestra. I love that," Kment says.

Ron Windsor, 67, is a part-time Prineville resident who began playing the accordion when he retired in 1995. His Strausser button box accordion is more limited in its range of notes than the full keyboard type some others play, but that’s fine with him.

“I don’t read music and I don’t write music but I make up songs,” Windsor says with a smile. “If it’s in my head, I can play it.”

The club meets at Cougar Springs Senior Living Community in Redmond, with practices that end up more like performances because of the attendance of many facility residents.

During one recent club meeting five players show up, sometimes playing solo, sometimes trying out tunes together.

Member Colleen Halverson flips pages of a music book, looking for a new song.

“Have we played ‘My Wild Irish Rose’ yet?” she asks no one in particular. “Might as well, I have an Irish name after all.”

Kment deadpans, “Yeah, Halverson – that sounds real Irish.”

The musicians have an easy camaraderie, each trying out their own favorites and learning from each other. Kment leans towards romantic standards that prompt visions of Cary Grant and Grace Kelly dancing under a starry sky, but leads the group in an impossibly fast “Beer Barrel Polka” as well.

The five accordions are dramatically different, the colors, shapes, and features varying from instrument to instrument. When the fingers start flying Linn shakes his head and smiles, watching the others and trying to keep up.

Accordions are a democratic instrument. The musicians play cowboy songs, church hymns, dance hall favorites and serenades. Few sounds are as cheerful as “Yes Sir, That’s My Baby” on an accordion. Cougar Springs residents and assorted family members in the audience smile in recognition of favorite tunes, tap their feet and clap along.

Club member Lillian Jones, 69, had put aside her accordion for many years to raise a family and work. Currently a Realtor in a slow real estate economy, the La Pine woman has taken up the accordion again, both for herself and to give lessons.

“The accordion’s been considered kind of lame by kids since rock and roll got big,” she says. “Everyone wanted to be a guitar player. But in the past five years I’ve been seeing more and more interest in accordion playing.”

Kment agrees. “Oh, yes. We’re coming out of the woodwork and dusting off our instruments.”

-- story and photos by Leslie Pugmire Hole




Obituaries

Bessie ‘Louise’ Shrum
Jan. 14, 1922 - Mar. 18, 2009
Arrangements: Prineville Funeral Home, 447-6459
Services: A funeral service was held Monday, March 23, 2009, followed by a graveside service. Memorial contributions may be made to Pioneer Memorial Hospice, 1201 NE Elm St., Prineville, OR 97754 or Grace Baptist Church, 707 NW 2nd St., Prineville, OR 97754, or Ochoco Assisting Living, 830 NE Elm St., Prineville, OR 97754.

Joseph ‘Clay’ Shown Jr.
June 23, 1937 - Mar. 15, 2009
Arrangements: Prineville Funeral Home, 447-6459
Services: Graveside Services were held on Friday, March 20, 2009. Contributions may be made in his memory to Pioneer Memorial Hospice at 1201 NE Elm St., Prineville, OR 97754.

John William Hammell Sr.
Feb. 21, 1930 - Mar. 15, 2009
Arrangements: Prineville Funeral Home, 447-6459
Services: Memorial Service was held on Saturday, March 21, 2009.

Shirley D. (Gustafson) Doran
July 14, 1926 - Mar. 17, 2009
Arrangements: Redmond Memorial Chapel, 548-3219
Services: Private family service at a later date.

Teresa M. (Garcia) Gulnac
May 5, 1929 - Mar. 19, 2009
Arrangements: Redmond Memorial Chapel, 548-3219
Services: Private family service.

Geraldine Rose Apling
March 30, 1920 - March 18, 2009
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals - Redmond, 504-9485
Services: Private service to be held.

Sandra Kay (Smith) Cork
November 6, 1948 - February 5, 2009
Sandra Kay (Smith) Cork died in Kailua-Kona Community Hospital of complications of liver cancer.
Sandy was born in Portland, Nov. 6, 1948 but grew up in Camp Sherman and graduated from Sisters High School in 1965 and Phagan’s Beauty College in Bend. She worked in many beauty shops in Central Oregon before moving to Anchorage, Alaska. She took vacations on the Big Island in Hawaii and finally moved there to raise her son Rick Cork and hanai (Hawaiian for unoffi cially adopted children) Jimmy and Kelly Lawrence. She is also survived by four grandsons, and two nieces, and brother, Tom Smith of Sisters.
The celebration of Sandy’s life was held in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii and attended by family and many of her close friends, many with Central Oregon roots.

March 17, 2009

Budget Alert- Fire protection talks

The city of Redmond and Deschutes County Rural Fire Protection District No. 1 have kicked off their exploration of the benefits and possible pitfalls of asking city voters to annex to the fire district.
Annexation would flip the current arrangement by transferring operation of the city fire department to the fire district. Currently, the fire district contracts with the city for fire and emergency medical services.
At the March 11 meeting Fire Chief Tim Moor presented the rural fire board a proposed outline of the research to be done, who was to do it and by when.The members of the team assembled to study the issue are: Interim City Manager Sharon Harris, Redmond City Councilor Ed Boero, Deschutes County Rural Fire Protection District No. 1 board members Gary Ollerenshaw and Steve Henderson, Fire Chief Tim Moor, city Finance Director Bryce DuPere, city Budget Analyst Jason Neff, rural district Finance Manager Melinda Nichols, and Jeff Puller, Redmond Fire and Rescue captain and president of firefighters' Local 3650.
The first question the team will attempt to answer is "Can you live with the resources that the current district tax rate of $1.75 per $1,000 of property value will produce?" Moor said. And for the city, "can it live with that amount gone and contributions to other funds from fire department eliminated?"
“Phase One becomes our decision-making tool,” Moor said. “If we can’t answer ‘yes’ to Phase One, we’re not gonna go to Phase Two.”
The two big concerns for the investigators, Moor said, are “Can we make it tax neutral? Can the city fill the hole when we leave?”
If the city were to annex to the fire district, property owners in the current fire district would continue to pay the $1.75/$1,000 tax rate. City property owners would pay the same amount to the fire district, but city property taxes would be reduced from $6.16/$1,000 to $4.41 to account for the fire department moving from the city.
Phase One will include analyzing budget and revenue projections for the next three- and five-year periods.If the results of the first phase show that the fire district can survive on the $1.75 tax rate and the city can survive without the contributions the fire department makes to funds in the city, such as the city manager’s office, finance and information services, the investigation team will move to Phase Two.
The second phase would focus on investigating in detail how the department would look if voters approved the annexation – organization structure, how assets and contracts would be transferred from city to district, the cost of employee benefits and any differences if provided by the fire district.
“It’s a good, right way to start,” said board member Gary Ollerenshaw.
On March 16, Moor said the exploration process has started.“We’re going to stick with the timeline. It’s really important that we get Phase 1 done by April 15. It will tell us if we can continue with the process. We want to keep moving, but we want to do due diligence to make sure that the city and the fire district can continue to provide the level of service that we do now,” he said.

Next Deschutes County Rural Fire Protection District No. 1 meeting is April 8.

-- story by Trish Pinkerton

Obituaries

Lois A. (Wright) Brown
June 7, 1925 - Mar. 6, 2009
Arrangements: Redmond Memorial Chapel, 548-3219
Services: Services will be held at a later date.

Ina Dutcher
Dec. 25, 1923 - March 13, 2009
Arrangements:Baird Funeral Chapel, La Pine, 541-536-5104
Services: Services will be held March 28, 2009 at 11 a.m., at St. Rose Church in Fort Rock Village Museum. A potluck will follow at Hay Hall.
Remembrances to Newberry Hospice, P.O. Box 1888, La Pine, OR 97739.

Rupert Edmund Park
September 11, 1917 • February 23, 2009

Rupert Edmund Park, 91, passed away on February 23, 2009, in Salem.
He was born September 11, 1917, in Oregon City. He graduated from Salem High School, the University of Oregon, Willamette Law School, Judge Adjutant General School, and he retired
as a colonel in the U.S. Army, having served in WWII in the European Theater, 5th Armored Division, under General Patton.
Rupert worked as a city attorney in Redmond; Judge Pro Tem District Court; and as an administrative law judge on the Oregon State Employee Relations Board.He married Marjorie Mae Whittington on March 23, 1943 in Asbury Park, N.J., He attended Salem Evangelical Church and was active as a founding board member of Central Oregon Community College, a volunteer fireman in Redmond, church work and witness trips, as well as the Old Roots Club (Willamette Law School alumni). Rupert was honored with the Willamette University Law School Pro Bono Award.
Rupert is survived by his wife, Marjorie; children, Rudy Park III (Cheryl) of Reno, Nev.; Mike Park (Phyllis) of Alamo, Caflif.; Leslie Penhollow ( Jim) of Vancouver, Wash.; Bill Park (Linda) of
Redmond, and Kathy Wilson (Tom) of Salem; 13 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.
A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, February 28 at Salem Evangelical Church, Salem. Burial will be at Willamette National Cemetary. Memorial donations may be
made to Union Gospel Mission, 345 Commercial St. NE, Salem, OR 97301. Arrangements by Keizer Funeral Chapel.

March 10, 2009

Budget Alert: Redmond Rec District

Redmond Area Park and Recreation District
Meeting on proposed 2009-10 budget
March 12, 5:30 p.m.
Cascade Swim Center465 S.W. Rimrock Way.
Additional meetings to be determined

Redmond Area Park and Recreation District’s upcoming proposed budget is about 11 percent higher than this year’s, an increase of just over $159,000. However, most of the budget is pretty much the same or less in most fund categories, said Katie Hammer, RAPRD executive director.

The biggest addition to the proposed budget is the annual $90,000 debt service payment on the land for future facilities on Southwest 35th Street that the district acquired earlier this year.
The district will take comment on the proposed budget beginning at the first budget meeting March 12.

The district’s funding comes mainly from property taxes and program fees. The district’s permanent tax rate of 37 cents per thousand is expected to bring in $1,119,783. The proposed budget assumes a 91 percent collection rate. The district is anticipating ending the 2008-09 budget year on June 30 with an ending fund balance of $301,550 to start the new fiscal year.

RAPRD is not anticipating a decrease in property tax revenues, Hammer said, but not much growth either. Each year she consults with the county assessor on property tax estimates for the coming fiscal year. The assessor has told the district that estimated property tax collections should remain about the same for the next year, she said.

The district’s recreation and activity programs are mostly self-supporting, though the general fund does kick in $50,000 to help pay the recreation coordinator position and the lease for the activity center, but most of the costs are cost neutral, Hammer said. If people don’t sign up for programs they aren’t held, so the supplies are not ordered and the instructors are not paid.

This year some program enrollments are a little bit down, thus user fees from programs are down a bit.“The budget for next year reflects those lower numbers,” she said.

Hammer anticipates that during the budget meetings there will be discussion of whether or not to renew the district’s one-year lease of the activity center at 335 S.E. Jackson St.this spring. The revenue gap for the year is about $30,000, Hammer said, the majority being the lease payments. The revenue from programs held there pays for most of the cost of staff and utilities.

The majority of the district’s budget is spent on Cascade Swim Center and its aquatic programs.Proposed capital building projects for the year total $52,500 and include replacing flooring at the swim center, replacing curbs in the parking lot, painting the exterior of the building and some of the interior.

Capital equipment purchases proposed total $17,000 and include a solar water heater for the spray park at the swim center, $5,000; a water extractor (suit spinner), $3,000; and an ultraviolet system that will work in conjunction with the chlorine system for sanitizing the spa, $9,000.The water extractor, which would allow pool users to spin much of the water from their suits before they leave the building, is something the district has been getting requests for, Hammer said.

The proposed swim center-related budget items include $2,000 in proposed boiler work and an increase of $1,700 in grounds supplies for parking lot and irrigation repairs and improvements and basketball court maintenance.

However, the proposed budget cuts building and pool supplies by $3,900 and reduces the pool activities fund by $700 to reflect anticipated lower user numbers.

The district also maintains Borden Beck Wildlife Preserve at Lower Bridge, the historic Tetherow property on the Deschutes northwest of Redmond, High Desert Sports Complex on Northeast Maple Avenue and is developing Majestic Summit Park on Forked Horn Butte.

The park maintenance fund has a proposed increase of $6,050, largely due to an $6,680 increase in the small projects line item. The projects, mostly at High Desert Sports Complex, include dugout expansion, gravel for the warming track at one of the softball fields, and other small projects to improve the complex’s appearance.

Event calendar

Legal services for seniors
Central Oregon Council on Aging and Legal Aid Services of Oregon will offer free legal services to low-income senior citizens Monday, March 30, at the Redmond Senior Center, 325 N.W. Dogwood Ave. Thirty-minute appointments are available between 8 and 11 a.m. Priority will be given to issues of income maintenance, healthcare, food, housing, and utilities. Additional services may include correspondence, negotiations and preparation of legal documents. Criminal cases, simple wills, fee generating cases or conflicts of interest cannot be handled through this program. Information: Robby Miller 541-548-1086.

Lions Club fundraiser
The Crooked River Ranch Lions Club is conducting a fundraiser, collecting returnable cans and bottles.They will pick up if you have at least a trash bag full. For smaller amounts use the metal cans available on the ranch only. Information 541- 548-0487, 541- 504-4604 or 541-923-1658. CRR Lions meet the 2nd and 4th Tuesday at 6 p.m. at the Sandbagger Restaurant.

Recognize an Incredible Kid
CampFire USA Absolutely Incredible Kid Day is March 19. Send a letter to a child letting them know how special and loved they are. Special stationary can be downloaded from www.campfireusa.org.

Sidewalk nature class for tots
Redmond Area Park and Recreation District is hosting a four-day class to explore the natural wonders around us for ages 4-7 March 23-26. The class includes an art day and field trips to the Dry Canyon and Fireman’s Pond.
Cost is $25. Information: 541-548-7275 or www.raprd.org.

Summer grief camp
Camp Sunrise, a grief camp for children trying to adjust to the recent death of a loved one, is now accepting applications. Campers are accepted on a first come first serve basis. The camp is free and can accept up to 40 children ages 7 to 14 who qualify. Camp Sunrise will be held June 20– 22 at the United Methodist Camp and Retreat Center at Suttle Lake. Information: Diane Kellstrom, 548-7483 or visit www.redmondhospice.org.

Community Learning registration at COCC
Registration for Central Oregon Community College’s Community Learning spring/summer classes is now open. Classes in computers, fitness, business, language, cooking and art are offered in Redmond, Bend, Madras, Prineville, and Sisters. Online courses in computers, language, writing, business, health care and personal development start every month. Class schedules are available at COCC, local chambers of commerce and libraries and online at www.cocc.edu. Information: 541-383-7270.


WEDNESDAY
March 11
COOKING WITH MOMMY: Decorate cookies, make fun shape sandwiches and goofy drinks. Ages 2-5; $20; 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Redmond Area Park and Recreation District, Activity Center, 335 S.E. Jackson St., Redmond; 541-548-7275.
FIRE DISTRICT: The Deschutes County Rural Fire Protection District No. 1 board meeting, 7 p.m.; 1390 C Ave., Terrebonne; agenda at www.redmondfireandrescue.org.
COCC BUDGET: The Central Oregon Community College board of directors and budget committee meeting, 6 p.m.; PacificCorp Conference room, MATC building, Redmond COCC campus; agenda items include the proposed 2009-10 budget.
ROOTDOWN: The Eugene-based reggae band performs; free; 7 p.m.; McMenamins Old St. Francis School, 700 N.W. Bond St., Bend; 541-382-5174 or www.mcmenamins.com.

THURSDAY
March 12
CITY-COUNTY WORKSHOP: Redmond City Council-Deschutes County Commissioners workshop, 7 a.m., 777 S.W. Deschutes Ave.; agenda at www.ci.redmond.or.us.
ALTERNATIVE EDUCATION: Redmond School District-sponsored community forum on alternative education; 5:30 p.m.; 145 S.E. Salmon Ave.; 541-923-5437.
CITY CENTENNIAL: Redmond Centennial Advisory Committee meeting, 5 p.m., 716 S.W. Evergreen Ave.; agenda at www.ci.redmond.or.us.
PARKS AND REC: Redmond Area Park and Recreation District budget committee meeting, 5:30 p.m.; board meeting at 6:15 p.m.; 465 Rimrock Way; call 541-548-7275 for agenda information.
COMEDY WITH GALLAGHER: Comedy without the mess. Gallagher’s “no sledge” show incorporates intelligent social and political commentary; $24 to $29; 8 p.m.; Tower Theatre, 835 N.W. Wall St., Bend; 541-317-0700 or www.towertheatre.org.

FRIDAY
March 13
GOOD STUFF SALE: The Humane Society of Redmond is hosting a sale of household items and more; proceeds benefit the society; free admission; 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Humane Society of Redmond, 1355 N.E. Hemlock Ave., Redmond; 541-923-0882.
STAR GAZING WITH OMSI: Step into the Discover Dome and learn the names of stars and constellations. Early session for kids K-6. Evening sessions for kids and adults; $18; A later evening session for adults and kids follows at 6 pm to 7 pm; Redmond Area Park and Recreation District, Activity Center, 335 S.E. Jackson St., Redmond; 541-548-7275.
KARATE DEMONSTRATION FOR TEENS: Learn a few karate techniques and watch a karate demonstration. Ages 12-17. Register online at www.dpls.us/calendar or at the library. Free. Space is limited to 25; 3-4:30 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1050.
“A FINE AND PLEASANT MISERY”: Tim Behrens brings to the stage humor writer Patrick F. McManus’ first book, “A Fine and Pleasant Misery.” A portion of proceeds will benefit Deschutes County SMART; $24.50 to $29.50; 7 p.m.; Tower Theatre, 835 N.W. Wall St., Bend; 541-317-0700 or www.towertheatre.org.

SATURDAY
March 14
GOOD STUFF SALE: The Humane Society of Redmond is hosting a sale of household items and more; proceeds benefit the society; free admission; 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Humane Society of Redmond, 1355 N.E. Hemlock Ave., Redmond; 541-923-0882.
AMERICAN SEWING GUILD MEETS: Central Oregon Chapter; 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Hancock Fabrics, 63040 N. Highway 97 , Bend; 541-279-0635.
SENSE-SATIONAL SATURDAY, MIGRATION SENSE-SATION: Family activities centered on the return of migrating birds to the High Desert; learn about migratory journeys with hands-on projects, games, crafts and more; designed for kindergarten through sixth-grade; $10 adults, $9 ages 65 and older, $6 ages 5-12, free ages 4 and younger; 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; High Desert Museum, 59800 S. U.S. Highway 97, Bend; 541-382-4754.
ACCORDIAN CLUB OF CENTRAL OREGON: Group will play classics and Irish tunes. Fellow accordion players are welcome to join in; free; 1:30 p.m.; Cougar Springs Assisted Living Center, 1942 S.W. Canyon Drive, Redmond; 541-316-4400.
GREAT CHORALE WORKS CONCERTS: The Cascade Chorale will perform four Te Deums, under the direction of James Knox; $10; 7 p.m.; Summit High School, 2885 N.W. Clearwater Drive, Bend; 541-383-7401 or www.cascadechorale.org.
JAZZ CONCERT: The Central Oregon Community College Jazz Ensemble, a 20-piece band, performs a winter concert under the direction of Gary Webster; $8 adults, $6 students and seniors; 7 p.m., doors open 6:30 p.m.; Central Oregon Community College, Pinckney Center for the Arts, 2600 N.W. College Way, Bend; 541-383-7510.
MENDOZA FAMILY FUNDRAISER: Event includes a dessert social and silent auction; proceeds benefit Jose Mendoza who was injured in an automobile accident; 7 to 9 p.m., doors open 6 p.m.; VFW Hall, 1836 S.W. Veterans Way, Redmond; 541-408-4125 or www.helpjose.com.

SUNDAY
March 15
AUTHOR MOLLY GLOSS: Portland-based award-winning author presents her book “Hearts of Horses”; part of the “Celebrate Oregon Authors” series; free; 2 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1050.
“PRAYING WITH LIOR”: The Jewish Community of Central Oregon hosts a screening of a documentary about a boy with Down syndrome who is about to celebrate his bar mitzvah; proceeds benefit the Jewish Community of Central Oregon; $12; 3-5 p.m.; Bend High School, 230 N.E. Sixth St., Bend; 541-390-2397 or www.jccobend.com.
GREAT CHORALE WORKS CONCERTS: The Cascade Chorale will perform four Te Deums, under the direction of James Knox; $10; 3 p.m.; Summit High School, 2885 N.W. Clearwater Drive, Bend; 541-383-7401 or www.cascadechorale.org.
BOOK SIGNING WITH MOLLY GLOSS: Author Molly Gloss will read from her latest book, “Heart of Horses.” Signed books receive 10 percent discount. Refreshments served; free; 4:30 p.m.; Paulina Springs Books, 422 S.W. Sixth St., Redmond; 541-526-1491.

MONDAY
March 16
PUBLIC ART: Redmond Commission for Art in Public Places meeting, 4 p.m.; 716 S.W. Evergreen Ave.; agenda at www.ci.redmond.or.us.
PLANNING COMMISSION: Redmond Urban Area Planning Commission, 7 p.m.; 777 S.W. Deschutes Ave.; agenda at www.ci.redmond.or.us.
THE CELTIC TENORS: Matthew Gilsenan, Niall Morris and James Nelson perform traditional, popular and classical Irish works; $25 or $45 for two; 7 p.m.; Tower Theatre, 835 N.W. Wall St., Bend; 541-317-0700 or www.towertheatre.org.

TUESDAY
March 17
CITY COUNCIL: Redmond City Council meeting; 6:45 a.m.; 777 S.W. Deschutes Ave.; agenda at www.ci.redmond.or.us.
PARK COMMISSION: Redmond Parks Commssion meeting, 6 p.m.; 716 S.W. Evergreen Ave.; agenda at www.ci.redmond.or.us.
AARP: AARP lunch meeting, Bend Senior Center,11:30 a.m.; $3.50; speaker will be from Healing Reins organization; 541-382-8944.
WOVEN EGG BASKET DEMO: High Desert Society of the Arts meeting. Artist Gillian Burton will demonstrate woven Appalachian egg baskets. Open to the public; free; 7-8:30 p.m.; Summer Creek Clubhouse, 3660 S.W. 29th St., Redmond; Linda,541-279-0007.

WEDNESDAY
March 18
SCHOOL BOARD: Redmond School Board meeting, 5:30 p.m.; 145 S.E. Salmon Ave.; agenda at www.redmond.k12.or.us.

THURSDAY
March 19
MOVIE MATINEE AND TRIVIA FOR TEENS: Take a trivia test and win prizes. Ages 12-17. Snacks provided. Register online at www.dpls.us/calendar or at the library. Free. Space is limited to 25; free; 3-4:45 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1050.
ARCHAEOLOGY SOCIETY OF CENTRAL OREGON: General meeting. Guest speaker is Brigette Whipple, tribal anthropologist/ethnographer of the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs, with an overview of tribal lands: reservation boundary, ceded, usual and accustomed, aboriginal territories and areas of interest; free; 7 p.m.; Central Oregon Association of Realtors, 2112 N.E. Fourth St., Bend; 541-382-3452.

FRIDAY
March 20
CENTRAL OREGON CAR SHOW: 10th Annual Central Oregon Rod & Custom Show, hosted by the Central Oregon Street Rod Association. Custom hot rods, motorcycles, and trucks on display; $11 adults; $6 kids 6-15; free for kids under 6.; 5-9 p.m.; Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, 3800 S.W. Airport Way, Redmond; 541-548-2711 or www.centraloregoncarshow.com.
KIDS NIGHT OUT: Basketball, batting cage, contests, arts and crafts, pizza, popcorn and movies. Grades K-5; $15; 6-9 p.m.; Redmond Area Park and Recreation District, Activity Center, 335 S.E. Jackson St., Redmond; 541-548-7275.
MEN OF THE WEST: Rootsy Celtic rock performance; part of the Great Northwest Music Tour; free; 7 p.m.; McMenamins Old St. Francis School, 700 N.W. Bond St., Bend; 541-330-8560.
“SYLVIA”: Opening night of Cascades Theatrical Company’s production of a comedy by A.R. Gurney about Greg and Kate, a married couple of 22 years, who experience serious disagreement over keeping a dog Greg brings home from the park; $20 adults, $15 seniors, $10 students; 7:30 p.m.; Cascades Theatrical Company, 148 N.W. Greenwood Ave., Bend; 541-389-0803 or www.cascadestheatrical.org.

SATURDAY
March 21
FREEZER COOKING: Learn how to save time and money using hands-on techniques and recipes. Hosted by Redmond Area Park and Recreation District; $29; 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; Redmond High School, 675 S.W. Rimrock Way, Redmond; 541-548-7275.
CENTRAL OREGON CAR SHOW: 10th Annual Central Oregon Rod & Custom Show, hosted by the Central Oregon Street Rod Association. Custom hot rods, motorcycles, and trucks on display; $11 adults; $6 kids 6-15; free for kids under 6.; 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, 3800 S.W. Airport Way, Redmond; 541-548-2711 or www.centraloregoncarshow.com.
MDC: Punk band performs, with special guests Embrace the Kill, Larry & His Flask and Tuck-n-Roll; $10 plus service charges in advance, $12 at door; 7:30 p.m., doors open 7 p.m.; Domino Room, 51 N.W. Greenwood Ave., Bend; www.randompresents.com.
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.
4 PEAKS SPRING FLING TOUR: Live music by Poor Man’s Whiskey and Blue Turtle Seduction; $12; 9 p.m., doors open 8 p.m.; Old Stone Church, 157 N.W. Franklin Ave., Bend; 541-322-7273.

SUNDAY
March 22
CENTRAL OREGON CAR SHOW: 10th Annual Central Oregon Rod & Custom Show, hosted by the Central Oregon Street Rod Association. Custom hot rods, motorcycles, and trucks on display; $11 adults; $6 kids 6-15; free for kids under 6.; 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, 3800 S.W. Airport Way, Redmond; 541-548-2711 or www.centraloregoncarshow.com.

MONDAY
March 23
TRIP TO SUN MOUNTAIN FUN CENTER: Hosted by Redmond Area Park and Recreation District. Ages 9-18. Transportation provided from the Cascade Swim Center; $14-18; 1-4 p.m.; Cascade Swim Center, 465 S.W. Rimrock Way, Redmond; 541-548-7275.

TUESDAY
March 24
KEYBOARDING CLASS: Class for beginners or those wanting to improve. Features an introduction to Ultra Key typing software. First come, first served, and registration is 20 minutes prior to class; free; 9-11 a.m.; COIC WorkSource Bend, 1645 N.E. Forbes Road, Bend; 541-389-9661 or www.coic.org.
TIE DYE CREATIONS: Bring a white t-shirt and dress in stain-able clothes. Class size is limited to 10. Ages 6 and up. Cost is $15 plus $10 supply fee; $15 plus $10 supply fee; 9-11 a.m.; Redmond Area Park and Recreation District, Activity Center, 335 S.E. Jackson St., Redmond; 541-548-7275.

WEDNESDAY
March 25
KIDS’ DAY - FANGS AND FUR: Meet live mammals including a lynx, bobcat, etc; $10 adults, $9 ages 65 and older, $6 ages 5-12, free ages 4 and younger; 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; High Desert Museum, 59800 S. U.S. Highway 97, Bend; 541-382-4754.
“BIO-IDENTICAL HORMONES AND HEALTH”: Janice Blumer, doctor of osteopathic medicine, discusses bio-identical hormones; free; noon; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1050.
BOUNCING OFF THE WALLS: Trip to the Bounce House in Bend with 12 huge interactive inflatables where kids can bounce, climb and slide. Ages 7-16. Transportation provided from Cascade Swim Center. Hosted by Redmond Area Park and Recreation District; $14; 1:30-4:30 p.m.; Cascade Swim Center, 465 S.W. Rimrock Way, Redmond; 541-548-7275.
THE NAYSAYERS: The rootsy-rock band from Vancouver, Wash., performs; free; 7 p.m.; McMenamins Old St. Francis School, 700 N.W. Bond St., Bend; 541-382-5174 or www.mcmenamins.com.

THURSDAY
March 26
WRITERS GUILD MEETS: Award-winning designer Christopher Gilbert will talk about book jacket designs; free; 6:30 p.m.; Central Oregon Community College, Redmond campus, 2030 S.E. College Loop, Redmond; Elsie Rochna,541-923-0896 or www.CentralOregonWritersGuild.com.

SATURDAY
March 28
TRASHFORMATIONS: A 36-hour art making event centers around making new creations from reused and recycled materials; finished art will be displayed in The Old Mill District; participants need to bring tools and fasteners; raw materials provided; proceeds benefit the Central Oregon Environmental Center; register at www.envirocenter.org; 7 a.m. through 7 p.m. Sunday; Pakit Liquidators, 309 Armour Drive, Bend; 541-389-7047.
FIBER MARKET DAY: The High Desert Wool Growers’ 12th annual market features vendors, wool demonstrations, fleece sales, food vendors and more; free; 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Crook County Fairgrounds, 1280 S. Main St., Prineville; 541-389-7678 or www.highdesertwollgrowers.com.

Missing caption

SEE ANYONE FAMILIAR? This photo of the Lord's Acre auction in Powell Butte was taken (we think) sometime in the early 1960s but never printed in the paper. The annual November event benefits the Powell Butte Christian Church, and the quilts, pies, and barbecue haven't changed for all these decades. Give us a buzz, 541-548-2184, or e-mail, news@redmondspokesman.com, if you can help us identify any of the photo subjects.
Posted by Picasa

Obituaries

John Thomas Solitz
June 29, 1917 - Dec. 16, 2008
Arrangements: Prineville Funeral Home, 447-6459
Services: A Public Rosary and Mass will be held on Saturday, March 14, 2009 at 9 a.m. at St. Joseph's Catholic Church with burial following at Juniper Haven Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Vincent De Paul Prineville Conference.

Margaret Rose French
April 14, 1923 - Feb. 26, 2009
Arrangements: Prineville Funeral Home, 447-6459
Services: Will be held at a later date. A graveside service will be held at the Sterns Cemetery in Talent, Ore.

Sammie M. Whealy
Oct. 9, 1918 - Feb. 28, 2009
Arrangements: Niswonger-Reynolds Funeral Home, 382-2471
Services: Memorial services will be held at a later date.

Judy Ann Hewitt Kratz
Feb. 25, 1946 - Feb. 26, 2009
Judy was born February 25, 1946, in Salem, Ore. She was raised in Redmond, Ore. by her mother, Bea Besel, and stepfather, Ted Pillsbury, and graduated from Redmond Union High School as Valedictorian and a member of the honor roll in 1964.
Judy married her true love, Russell Kratz, in Redmond where they lived a wonderful 40 years together. Russ and Judy were childhood friends since the age of five. Judy loved her husband, family and eight grandchildren.
She loved working outdoors, cooking, and the Oregon Coast. Russ and Judy raised their four children in Redmond. They worked for RL Coats Construction Co., and owned JR Flagging. After leaving the construction business, Judy opened a daycare center, "Grandma's House," as she loved caring for children.
Judy was loved deeply by her husband, Russ; children, Tracie Jones, Ted Kratz, Christy Horn and Rusty Kratz; mother, Bea; stepfather Larry Besel and grandchildren. She was preceded in death by brother Jimmy Hewitt and stepfather Ted Pillsbury.
The love she has given to her family will be truly missed. May her love live forever in our hearts. Judy touched so many and was the kindest person to all she met, she will be deeply missed.
A celebration of life service was held Friday, March 6,at Redmond Memorial Chapel.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been set up at Bank of America for the Russell Kratz family.


Frank Junior Hedges
October 29, 1926-March 4, 2009
Frank Junior Hedges was born in Monmouth, Oregon to Earl Hedges and Merle Tittle. He married Marilyn Grosvenor on Christmas Day 1948.
Frank was educated at Turner High School and graduated from Willamette University in 1951. He served in World War II as a Navy medic.
Frank was a grocer in the Willamette Valley and Redmond, Ore. for 45 years. He retired from the grocery business in 1988.
Frank had a great sense of humor and loved to tell a joke. He enjoyed the daily crossword and sports, but mostly enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren.
He will be greatly missed by his wife, Marilyn of Terrebonne; sons, Dan (Jan) of Redmond, Rich (Jill) of Hood River, Tony (Jill) of Gresham, Terry (Michelle) of Grande Ronde and six grandchildren, two step-grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Frank was preceded in death by his son, Jerald Mark.
A memorial service will be held at a later date, yet to be determined.

March 3, 2009

Obituaries

John Michael Morgenthaler
Aug. 25, 1921 - Feb. 24, 2009
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals - Redmond, 504-9485
Services: A Celebration of Life will be held Sunday, March 15th, 2009, at 1 p.m. at the Redmond VFW Hall, 1836 SW Veterans Way, Redmond. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society of Redmond, 1355 NE Hemlock Ave., Redmond, OR 97756

Joyce Anita Bryan
August 23, 1917 – February 19, 2009
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals-Redmond 541-350-0786
Services: A Celebration of Life will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, March 6, 2009 at the Community Presbyterian Church, 529 NW 19th Street, Redmond.

Erma E. Brown
Oct. 3, 1920 - Feb. 24, 2009
Arrangements: Redmond Memorial Chapel, 548-3219
Services: As per her request there will be no public services.

John ‘Jack’ Mansfield
Oct. 3, 1923 - Feb. 15, 2009
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals - Redmond, 504-0485
Services: No services are planned at this time.

Elbert ‘Earl’ Lundy
May 24, 1920 - Feb. 19, 2009
Arrangements: Deschutes Memorial Chapel, 382-5592
Services: Private burial will be held at a later date.

Elmer "Bill" Emery
Sept. 23, 1912 - Jan. 31, 2009
Elmer "Bill" Emery, 96, passed away on January 31, 2009, in an Anacortes, Washington Care Center. He had relocated to Anacortes in 2005 to be near his children.
Bill was born in Bellaire, Kansas, on September 23, 1912.
In WWII he served in the Navy Construction Battalion (SEABEES) as a heavy equipment operator, before returning and settling in the Central Oregon area (Bend/Redmond).
He married Hope Chandler of Holyoke, Colorado, in 1946 and following her death in 1994, he married Mary Monroe in 1995. Mary preceded him in death in 2006.
Bill worked in the logging industry for several years before becoming head of maintenance at Central Oregon District Hospital, where he worked until his retirement in 1977.
After retirement Bill started his own small appliance repair business. He was known in the area for his ability to fix anything.
Bill enjoyed traveling and visiting family all over the USA. He had an incredible ability to recall memories in great detail from his youth and amazed all that knew him with his stories from past decades.
He was a longtime member of the Redmond Christian Church, where he served as a Deacon and Elder. He never complained and was steadfast. He was as good a person as a human can be. He will be greatly missed.
He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Marilyn and Gus Gosanko of Anacortes, Washington; son and daughter-in-law, Ron and Ann Emery, of Kenmore, Washington; and three grandchildren, Amelia Birks, Susanna Jones and Peter Emery. He is also survived by four step-grandchildren, eight step-great-grandchildren and one step-great-great-grandchild.
Interment was at Deschutes Memorial Gardens. Memorial Services will be held at a later date.

John Wayne Foster
September 30, 1942 – February 14, 2009
John Wayne Foster, 66, a resident of Medford, died in his home on Saturday, February 14,
from complications following heart surgery. Survivors include his daughters, Wilma (Foster) Limbeck of Cornelius, Oregon; Thelma (Foster) Whitaker of Culver, Oregon; and a son, Clyde Foster of Redmond, Oregon; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild. At the family’s request
there will be no service.

Gordon "Fred" Hall
Sept. 25, 1907-Feb. 13, 2009
Fred Hall was born in Savanna, Washington, to Fred and Gladys Hall. Fred was raised by Uncle Harry, Uncle Orie and Aunt May Hall.
Fred was born when there were very few cars. He became a good horseman and learned to drive work horses and mules. At age 9, he started driving horses and working hard. He saw a lot of changes throughout his 101 years.
In the mid 1920s, Fred moved to the Bay Area of Oakland, Calif. He met Thelma Olson on a dude ranch he was working for. They married and had a son, Tom Hall, in 1938. In 1940, when Tom was 2 years old, they moved to Medford, Oregon - their daughter Darlene (Cookie) Hall was born in 1942.
When WWII broke out in 1941, the government built Camp White Military base. Fred, with his teams of horses, helped build the base. He was also in the dairy business at the same time, milking 40 to 50 cows. He was a livestock order buyer at the same time, which he did for the rest of his life. In the early 1950s, he sold the dairy farm and bought a 160-acre working ranch where he could run cattle. That was when he and Thelma divorced. Cookie went to live with her mother. Tom Hall lived with his dad, Fred.
Fred married Faye in 1957 and with her and her 4 children: Joanne, Gary, Vada Romine
and Janet, moved to Redmond in 1959.
Fred was successful in the livestock order buying business. Fred drove his team and wagons in parades and fairs. He ran the Chariot Race Teams at local fairs and rodeos. He teamroped with his son, Tom Hall, at many rodeos. Fred was a mentor to many friends that he helped to learn the cattle business.
Fred worked in several movies made here in Central Oregon. The last one was the Kevin Costner movie made in 1997, called “The Postman.” Fred was 90 years old at that time. Back then the horse you rode got paid $100 a day and the rider got $70 a day.
Fred was preceded in death by his daughter, Darlene (Cookie) Hall-Keeney in 2007.
Services will be held at Highland Baptist Church on Saturday, March 7 at 1:30 p.m.
The family respectfully requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Hospice of
Redmond/Sisters.

Patricia Jean (Cain) Knorr
October 12, 1932 – February 23, 2009

At the age of 76, Patty passed away at her home with family beside her.
She was born in Redmond, Oregon, to James Milton and Ethel Carter (Truesdale) Cain. She
was raised on the Crooked River west of Prineville, Oregon. Patty graduated as valedictorian from Crook County High School in 1950 and then attended business college. She worked as a legal secretary and bookkeeper for 40 years.
Patty was married to Floyd Dale (Duffy) Knorr for 53 years. They lived briefly in Los Angeles and Christmas Valley before returning to Redmond in 1963. Patty loved reading and enjoyed boating, fishing and hunting with family and friends, as well as fixing up and decorating her home. She also became an avid family genealogist.
She was preceded in death by her parents and is survived by her husband, three children and their spouses (Chuck and Margaret Knorr, Dick and Sandy Knorr and Tammy and Rick Croxen), numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and her brother Dick Cain and family.
A Celebration of Life will take place Friday, from 1-7 p.m., March 13, at the Redmond Grange, 707 SW Kalama. Contributions may be made in the name of Patricia Knorr to the OHSU Foundation to Benefit Alzheimer’s Disease Research, 1121 SW Salmon, Ste. 200, Portland, OR 97205-2021 or to: Redmond-Sisters Hospice, 732 SW 23rd, Redmond, OR 97756.