October 29, 2009

Refunding could save school district millions

If the planets all align perfectly for the Redmond School District, record-low interest rates for tax exempt municipal bonds may provide a savings of more than $2 million.

The RSD school board approved a resolution Oct. 21 authorizing staff to refund its 2008 general obligation bonds, if an attractive-enough interest rate becomes available. Refundings such as this can only be done once before the first call-date for bonds, in this case 2018.

A perfect storm of conditions have made refunding municipal bonds particularly lucrative, including the lowest rates for bonds in 40 years and high rates of return on state and local government securities, coupled with low-yield CDs and high-risk stocks that make the security of municipal bonds very attractive for investors.

“We could see significant savings,” Mollie O’Brien, director of fiscal services, told the board. State law mandates that public bodies may only refund bonds if it can receive at least 3percent in savings on the debt.

The resolution did not authorize immediate refunding, but enabled O’Brien’s department to be in position should an advantageous interest rate arise.

“Right now the market is very volatile, it’s all over the place,” said O’Brien. RSD issued $72.5 million in general obligation bonds in December 2008 to finance construction of a new elementary and high school. If the bonds are refunded, the savings would be passed onto the taxpayer in the form of lower tax rates during the life of the bond.

-- Story by Leslie Pugmire Hole

Event calendar


THURSDAY
Oct. 29
WELLNESS FAIR: Featuring Central Oregon Audiologist, Pampered Chef, Bank of the Cascades, Avon and others; free; 2-4 p.m.; Cougar Springs Assisted Living Center, 1942 S.W. Canyon Drive, Redmond; 541-316-4400.
TEEN HALLOWEEN PARTY: Annual Teen Territory Halloween Party sponsored by the C.O.L.T. Extreme pumpkin carving, games, activities and snacks. Ages 12 to 17. Space is limited to 25; free; 3:15-5 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1063 or mercedesh@dpls.us.
TOWN HALL MEETING: Representative Gene Whisnant and Senator Chris Telfer discuss what has been happening in the state Legislature; 4-5:30 p.m.; Tumalo Community Church, 64671 Bruce Ave., Bend; 503-986-1453.
HIKING IN EUROPE: Hilloah Rohr presents pictures and stories from her treks across France and Italy; free; 6 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1051 or www.dpls.us/calendar.
HAUNT AT JUNIPER HOLLOW AND DARK INTENTIONS HAUNTED HOUSES: See Oct. 28 for details.
STUDENT-DIRECTED ONE-ACT PLAYS: The Redmond High School drama department presents “Hard Candy,” “The Audition,” “Cut” and “Seven Menus”; $4; 7 p.m.; Redmond High School, 675 S.W. Rimrock Way, Redmond; 541-923-4800.
“EVIL DEAD, THE MUSICAL”:See Oct. 28 for details.

FRIDAY
Oct. 30
“GETTING STARTED WITH COMPUTERS AND SOFTWARE”: This basic hands-on class is designed for those with some computer experience. It covers mouse skills, scrolling and other basic tasks within MS Office programs. Must be able to use a computer mouse. Space is limited; free; 9-10:30 a.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1053 or lesliw@dpls.us.
HAUNT AT JUNIPER HOLLOW AND DARK INTENTIONS HAUNTED HOUSES: See Oct. 28 for details.
OREGON ARCHAEOLOGY CELEBRATION PRESENTATION: David Brauner presents “The Black Hats in Western Oregon: A Military History of Oregon Forts 1855-1865”; free; 7-8:30 p.m.; Smith Rock State Park Visitor Center, 10260 N.E. Crooked River Drive, Terrebonne; 541-923-7551, ext. 21.
STUDENT-DIRECTED ONE-ACT PLAYS: The Redmond High School drama department presents “Hard Candy,” “The Audition,” “Cut” and “Seven Menus”; $4; 7 p.m.; Redmond High School, 675 S.W. Rimrock Way, Redmond; 541-923-4800.
“EVIL DEAD, THE MUSICAL”: See Oct. 28 for details.

SATURDAY
Oct. 31
CARNIVORE DAY: Carnivorous animals enjoy special treats during a Halloween celebration; included in the price of admission; $15 adults, $12 ages 65 and older, $9 ages 5-12, free ages 4 and younger; ; High Desert Museum, 59800 S. U.S. Highway 97, Bend; 541-382-4754.
REDMOND FIRE AND RESCUE HALLOWEEN PARTY: The party has been canceled to minimize the spread of flu, however, kids can trick or treat at the main entrance; 3-6 p.m.; Redmond Fire & Rescue, 341 N.W. Dogwood Ave., Redmond; 541-504-5000.
TRICK-OR-TREAT ON SIXTH STREET: Downtown businesses hand out treats for Halloween; participating businesses will have pumpkins in the window; 3-6 p.m.; downtown Redmond; www.visitredmondoregon.com.
HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR: Featuring safe trick or treating for children; free; 4-5 p.m.; Cougar Springs Assisted Living Center, 1942 S.W. Canyon Drive, Redmond; 541-316-4400.
PUMPKIN CARNIVAL: An evening of fun, games, candy and more; children under 6 must be accompanied by an adult; free; 6-8:30 p.m.; Mountian View Fellowship of Redmond, 1475 S.W. 35th St., Redmond; 541-923-4979.
PARENTS’ NIGHT OUT : Children will receive climbing instruction and play games, in addition to other activities; $15 for one child and $8 for each additional child; Preregister the Friday before.; InClimb Gym, 1182 Centennial Court, Bend; 541-388-6764.
HAUNT AT JUNIPER HOLLOW AND DARK INTENTIONS HAUNTED HOUSES: See Oct. 28 for details.
MORE SCARE: Eighth annual Haunting on 31st St.; dusk to 9 p.m., volunteers and donations welcome, presented by Hi-Torque Electric, 541-610-7424; 2343 SW 31st St., one block south of Salmon Avenue.
EDGAR ALLEN POE RECITATION: Alastair Jaques performs a reading of Poe’s works; followed by a discussion; $5; 8 p.m.; Des Chutes Historical Museum, 129 N.W. Idaho Ave., Bend; 541-389-1813 or www.deschuteshistory.org.
HALLOWEEN COSTUME PARTY: Prizes will be given out for the best and the worst costumes. Wine, beer and appetizers; free admission; 8 p.m.; WineStyles, 249 N.W. Sixth St., Suite 1, Redmond; 541-526-0489.

MONDAY
Nov. 2
PLANNING COMMISSION: Redmond Urban Area Planning Commission. 7 p.m.; council chambers, 777 S.W. Deschutes Ave.; agenda at www.ci.redmond.or.us.

TUESDAY
Nov. 3
REDMOND CITY COUNCIL: 6:45 a.m.; council chambers, 777 S.W. Deschutes Ave.; agenda at www.ci.redmond.or.us
AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOODMOBILE: Blood donations needed; free; 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 450 S.W. Rimrock Way, Redmond; 800-GIVE LIFE.
FREE CLOTHES: FreeStoreRedmond will be giving free clothing to anyone in need; free; 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-815-3261.
RV STORAGE GRAND OPENING: Grand opening of the Humane Society’s new RV Storage Facility located behind the shelter. Hot dogs and soft drinks will be served. The facility can securely store approximately 50 RVs, boats or trailers and is equipped with lighting and video monitoring. Rental proceeds go to the shelter; noon-2 p.m.; Humane Society of Redmond, 1355 N.E. Hemlock Ave., Redmond; 541-923-1301.

WEDNESDAY
Nov. 4
THE NATURE OF WORDS: Rising Star Creative Writing Competition Awards for Young Writers presentation; no ticket required; free; 7 p.m.; Central Oregon Community College, Robert L. Barber Library, 2600 N.W. College Way, Bend; 541-318-5457, info@thenatureofwords.org or www.thenatureofwords.org.

THURSDAY
Nov. 5
THE NATURE OF WORDS: Featuring readings and book signings by Karen Karbo, Matthew Dickman and Sherman Alexie; $15, $7.50 ages 65 and older, free for first 75 students; 7 p.m.; Tower Theatre, 835 N.W. Wall St., Bend; 541-318-5457, info@thenatureofwords.org or www.thenatureofwords.org.

FRIDAY
Nov. 6
THE NATURE OF WORDS: Featuring “Sherman Alexie Unplugged,” a special presentation followed by Q&A; $45; 9-11 a.m.; Central Oregon Community College, Pinckney Center for the Arts, 2600 N.W. College Way, Bend; 541-318-5457, info@thenatureofwords.org or www.thenatureofwords.org.
THE NATURE OF WORDS: Featuring author workshops with Seth Kantner, Jane Kirkpatrick, Valzhyna Mort, Matthew Dickman, Charles Goodrich and Karen Karbo; $45 per workshop; 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m.; OSU-Cascades Campus, 2600 N.W. College Way, Bend; 541-318-5457, info@thenatureofwords.org or www.thenatureofwords.org.
THE NATURE OF WORDS: Featuring presentations and book signings by Valzhyna Mort, Seth Kantner, Kim Stafford and Jane Kirkpatrick; $15, $7.50 ages 65 and older, free for first 75 students; 7 p.m.; Tower Theatre, 835 N.W. Wall St., Bend; 541-318-5457, info@thenatureofwords.org or www.thenatureofwords.org.

SATURDAY
Nov. 7
ANGELFEST CHRISTMAS BAZAAR: An array of unique handcrafted holiday gifts and baked goods. Lunch will be served 10 to 2 pm. All proceeds help support Redmond community projects; free; 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Community Presbyterian Church, 529 N.W. 19th St., Redmond; 541-548-3367.
LORD’S ACRE DAY: The 63rd annual event features a sale of crafts, baked goods and novelties, live music, a barbecue dinner, an auction, 10K run, 5K walk and more; proceeds benefit Powell Butte Christian Church; free admission, $27 and $15 races, $7 barbecue; 7 a.m. registration, 9 a.m. events; Powell Butte Christian Church, 13720 S.W. State Highway 126, Powell Butte; 541-548-3066 or www.powellbuttechurch.com.
HISTORY OF SK8BOARDING IN CENTRAL OREGON: Gabriel Triplette talks about Central Oregon skaters and the odds and obstacles they face; free; 3 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1034 or www.dpls.us/calendar.
PARENTS’ NIGHT OUT : Children will receive climbing instruction and play games, in addition to other activities; $15 for one child and $8 for each additional child; Preregister the Friday before.; InClimb Gym, 1182 Centennial Court, Bend; 541-388-6764.

SUNDAY
Nov. 8
DROPKICK MURPHYS: The Celtic rock band performs; $22 plus service charges in advance, $25 at the door; 8 p.m., doors open 7 p.m.; Midtown Ballroom, 51 N.W. Greenwood Ave., Bend; www.randompresents.com.

MONDAY
Nov. 9
DRIVER SAFETY CLASS: Accredited defensive driver program for all ages. Senior citizens may qualify for an auto insurance discount upon completion; $12 AARP members; $14 nonmembers; Class continues Nov. 10, 8 a.m. to noon.; Redmond Senior Center, 325 N.W. Dogwood Ave., Redmond; 541-548-6325.

WEDNESDAY
Nov. 11
THE DECORATED TABLE: Hands-on craft demonstration and workshop taught by a professional fashion and floral designer. Learn how to create a beautifully decorated holiday table. Space is limited; free; 1 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1034 or www.dpls.us/calendar.

FRIDAY
Nov. 13
HOLIDAY BAZAAR AND CHILI FEED: The bazaar features collectibles and antiques, used and rare books, handmade crafts and baked goods. Vintage wagon tours of the historic district and downtown Bend will be offered; 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Des Chutes Historical Museum, 129 N.W. Idaho Ave., Bend; 541-389-1813.
ART ENVY, THE ART OF GRAFFITI: Local artist Paula Bullwinkel will discuss famous graffiti artists, followed by a painting workshop; free; 11 a.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1034 or www.dpls.us/calendar.

SUNDAY
Nov. 15
EMPTY BOWLS: Eighth annual event features gourmet soup and selection of an artisan potter’s bowl; proceeds benefit NeighborImpact; $18; 11:30 a.m.; Central Oregon Community College, Robert L. Barber Library, 2600 N.W. College Way, Bend; 541-548-2380, ext. 106 or www.neighborimpact.org.
REDMOND COMMUNITY CONCERT ASSOCIATION PERFORMANCE: Sopranos Bella Sorella and Irish baritone Nyle Wolfe perform; $50 season ticket, $105 family ticket; 2 p.m.; Redmond High School, 675 S.W. Rimrock Way, Redmond; 541-350-7222 or http://redmondcca.org.

TUESDAY
Nov. 17
AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOODMOBILE: Blood donations needed; free; 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 450 S.W. Rimrock Way, Redmond; 800-GIVE LIFE.

THURSDAY
Nov. 19
GOOD CHAIR, GREAT BOOKS: Read and discuss “The Omnivore’s Dilemma,” by Michael Pollan; free; 6-7 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1064 or www.dpls.us/calendar.
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 Nov. 20 and 21 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
Nov. 20
CANDY CANE CHRISTMAS BAZAAR: Hand made items by local artists and crafters; 9 a.m.-5 p.m., 1515 N.W. Lower Bridge Way, Terrebonne.

SATURDAY
Nov. 21
CANDY CANE CHRISTMAS BAZAAR: Hand made items by local artists and crafters; 9 a.m.-4 p.m., 1515 N.W. Lower Bridge Way, Terrebonne.
HARMONY 4 WOMEN: Performance by the seasonal women’s chorus; directed by Connie Norman; proceeds benefit four local women’s groups; $10; 2 p.m.; Summit High School, 2855 N.W. Clearwater Drive, Bend; 541-383-3142 or www.wrcco.org.
PARENTS’ NIGHT OUT : Children will receive climbing instruction and play games, in addition to other activities; $15 for one child and $8 for each additional child; Preregister the Friday before.; InClimb Gym, 1182 Centennial Court, Bend; 541-388-6764.
HARMONY 4 WOMEN: Performance by the seasonal women’s chorus; directed by Connie Norman; proceeds benefit four local women’s groups; $10; 7 p.m.; Summit High School, 2855 N.W. Clearwater Drive, Bend; 541-383-3142 or www.wrcco.org.

FRIDAY
Nov. 27
AUTHOR PRESENTATION: R. Gregory Nokes speaks about his book, “Massacred for Gold”; 6:30 p.m.; Paulina Springs Books, 422 S.W. Sixth St., Redmond; 541-526-1491 or www.rgregorynokes.com.

SATURDAY
Nov. 28
OREGON SESQUICENTENNIAL AUTHOR SERIES: Crystal Sands talks about her book “The Children’s Travel Guide to Bend”; included in the price of admission; $10 adults, $9 ages 65 and older, $6 ages 5-12, free ages 4 and younger; 1:30 p.m.; High Desert Museum, 59800 S. U.S. Highway 97, Bend; 541-382-4754 or www.highdesertmuseum.org.
PARENTS’ NIGHT OUT : Children will receive climbing instruction and play games, in addition to other activities; $15 for one child and $8 for each additional child; Preregister the Friday before.; InClimb Gym, 1182 Centennial Court, Bend; 541-388-6764.

Donations for shelter yard sales
The Humane Society of Redmond will be holding five weekend sales Nov. 20 through Dec. 19 to raise revenue for the shelter and is accepting donations of items for the sale. Donations can be dropped off at the shelter Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Donations will also be accepted in Sisters on Saturdays. Information: Chris Bauersfeld, 541-923-0882.

Spanish class for kids cancelled
The R.I.C.E. (Redmond Inter-Cultural Exchange) Children’s Spanish Immersion Group has been canceled, effective immediately, due to a lack of volunteers. All other R.I.C.E. language groups continue: CompaƱeros Friends for Adults and Teens Saturdays, 9:30-11:30 a.m., at the Redmond COCC campus, Building 3. Information: Barb, 541-447-0732.

Sell your candy
This Halloween, trick-or-treaters age 13 and younger can bring their excess candy to Steve Schwam, DDS, and receive $1 per pound up to 5 pounds. Dr. Schwam is promoting this anti-decay movement by giving away dollars and Halloween toothbrushes in exchange for cavity-provoking candy. All candy collected will be sent to military troops in the Middle East. Candy can be dropped off at Schwam’s office located in the Ray’s Shopping Complex Nov. 1, 1-4:30 p.m. All candy must be unopened. Information: 541-526-5661 or www.drschwam.com.

Art walk artists sought
The city of Redmond is seeking artists to represent their original work during Downtown Redmond’s Holiday Walk the Art Beat Nov. 28, noon to 5 p.m. This year’s event will coincide with the community’s holiday celebration, including the downtown Holiday Open House, community starlight parade and tree-lighting ceremony. Artists will be paired with downtown galleries and businesses to present their art as part of Redmond’s kick-off to the holidays. Both fine arts and crafts are welcome. Information: Timothy Park, 541-526-3024.

Storytime in Spanish
The Redmond Public Library is offering Spanish language storytimes for children ages 3 to 5 on Saturdays, Oct. 30 through Nov. 20, at 10:30 a.m. Stories, songs, rhymes and other activities in Spanish will be offered. The library is at 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave. Information: 541-548-6358.

Obituaires

John Condit
April 2, 1943 - Oct. 19, 2009
Arrangements: Baird Funeral Home of Bend, 541-382-0903
www.bairdmortuaries.com
Per John’s request, no formal services will be held.
The family is asking that memorial contributions in John’s memory go to either: The ALS Association, Oregon & SW Washington Chapter, PO Box 1855, Bend, OR 97709-9998 or (PVA) Paralyzed Veterans of America National Headquarters, 801 Eighteenth St. NW, Washington, DC 20006-3517, 1-800-555-9140.

Linda L. Land
Oct. 8, 1950 - Sept. 17, 2009
Arrangements: Baird Funeral Home of Bend, 541-382-0903
www.bairdmortuaries.com
Memorial service Nov. 7, 2009 at 3 p.m. at Redmond Community Church on 9th St. in Redmond.
Memorial contributions in Linda’s memory would be sincerely appreciated and can go to: Partners in Care Hospice House, 2075 NE Wyatt Ct., Bend, OR 97701.

Lewis ‘Lou’ Gehring
Feb. 15, 1930 - Oct. 20, 2009
Arrangements: Baird Funeral Home of Bend, 541-382-0903
www.bairdmortuaries.com
No formal services, per Lou’s request.
Donations in Lou’s memory to either: Partners in Care Hospice House, 2075 NE Wyatt Ct., Bend, OR 97701 or The ALS Association Development Department, 27001 Agoura Rd., Suite 250, Calabasas Hills, CA 91301 www.alsa.org

Edward Zabrsa
June 29, 1945 - Oct. 23, 2009
Arrangements: Deschutes Memorial Chapel, 541-382-5592
www.deschutesmemorialchapel.com
Services: A memorial service was held October 28, 2009 at New Hope Church, 20080 Pinebrook Blvd., Bend.

Roberta H. Amott
Nov. 15, 1922 - Oct. 17, 2009
Arrangements: Baird Funeral Home of Bend, 541-382-0903
www.bairdmortuaries.com
Services: Memorial service was held at the Methodist Church on Harvard in Roseburgoct. 24, 2009.
Contributions in Roberta’s memory to Partners in Care Hospice House, 2075 NE Wyatt Ct., Bend, OR 97701.

John R. ‘Bob’ Barnes
Aug. 25, 1937 - Oct. 18, 2009
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals - Redmond, 541-504-9485
A Celebration of Life will be held Oct. 31st at the Grace Reformed Presbyterian Church, 62162 Hamby Road, Bend.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church in lieu of flowers.

Hubert Crisp
July 26, 1931 - Oct. 20, 2009
Arrangements: Whispering Pines Funeral Home, 541-416-9733
www.whisperingpinesfh.com
No service will be held at this time.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Pioneer Memorial Hospice, 1201 NE Elm St., Prineville, OR 97754. 541-447-2510.

Elizabeth Prull
Feb. 13, 1922 - Oct. 16, 2009
Arrangements: Baird Funeral Home of Bend, 541-382-0903
www.bairdmortuaries.com
Services: Urn committal at St. Andrews in Sisters at a later date.
Contributions in Elizabeth’s memory to Partners in Care Hospice, 2075 NE Wyatt Ct., Bend, OR 97701.

Wally Gibson
Nov. 21, 1933 - Oct. 18, 2009
Arrangements: Baird Funeral Home of Bend, 541-382-0903
www.bairdmortuaries.com
Services: No formal services, per his request.
Contributions in Wally’s memory to Bend Police Dept. - Police Benefit Fund, 555 NE 15th St., Bend, OR 97701.

Julie Kay Cross
April 2, 1964 - Oct. 21, 2009
Arrangements: Whispering Pines Funeral Home, 541-416-9733
Services: Private family service.
Contributions may be made to The Humane Society of the Ochoco's, 1280 SW Tom McCall Rd., Prineville, OR 97754.

Melissa Marie Sankey
Mar. 14, 1995 - Oct. 23, 2009
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals - Redmond, 541-504-9485
Services: Private family services will be held.
Memorial contributions may be made to Chase Bank in Melissa’s name.

Benjamin Morales Medina Sr.
Jan. 10, 1927 - Oct. 15, 2009
Arrangements: Whispering Pines funeral Home, 541-416-9733
Services: There will be no local service held. Ben Medina Jr. will have a memorial service in Santa Rosa, Calif.

Donny L. Mouser
Feb. 28, 1941 - Oct. 18, 2009
Arrangements: Redmond Memorial Chapel, 548-3219
www.redmondmemorial.com
Service was held on Oct. 22, 2009.

John Robert “Bob” Barnes
Aug. 25, 1937 - Oct. 18, 2009
On October 18, 2009, Bob went to be with the Lord after a short battle with cancer. Bob was born on August 25, 1937, in Amsterdam, Ohio, to John and Florence (Gregor) Barnes. He was the third of five children: Bill, Chuck, Jim (Beaver) and Karen. He was a 1956 graduate of Springfield High School.
After graduating from West Virginia University, Bob married Esther Rizzi in Smithfield, Ohio, on September 2, 1961. Two hours after the ceremony, with a '56 Buick and $300 in their pockets, they headed for Burns, Ore. where Bob began his 32 year career as a forester with the Bureau of Land Management. Bob's forestry career was briefly interrupted while he served in the U.S. Army from 1962-1964. Germany was one of his favorite duty stations. He served in the Army Reserves until 1968. He resumed his forestry career in Burns, Ore. Throughout his career, he also lived in Medford, Ore, Ukiah, Calif., Eugene, Ore., and Fairbanks, Alaska. Bob retired in 1992, and they moved to Redmond, Ore.
Bob was blessed with two wonderful daughters and sons-in-law, Diane Schultz (Greg) and Charlotte Reed (Mark). One of Bob's greatest joys was spending time with his grandchildren, Sara, Katherine and Ethan.
Bob loved the West! He enjoyed mountain climbing, hunting, fishing, camping, backpacking, cross-country skiing, bird watching, and traveling. One of Bob's greatest pleasures was spending time with his family, who joined him in many of his outdoor adventures. He was a member of Grace Reformed Presbyterian Church in Bend.
Bob is survived by his wife, Esther, his daughters, and their husbands, grandchildren, and brothers, Chuck and Beaver and sister, Karen.
A Celebration of Life service will be held on October 31, at 1:00 pm, at Grace Reformed Presbyterian Church, 62162 Hamby Road, Bend, OR 97701. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Bob's memory to the church.

Donny Mouser
Feb. 28, 1941 - Oct. 18, 2009
Donny L. Mouser died October 18, 2009, at the family residence in Redmond. Visitation was held Wednesday, 12-noon to 5:00 pm. Donny was born February 28, 1941, in Mountain Home, Idaho. He married Carol Beall, July 3, 1965, in Reno, Nevada.
He was the first paid fire chief of the city of Sisters Fire Department, serving in this capacity for 20 years. The couple resided in Sisters for 35 years, moving to Redmond in 1999.
His favorite hobby was old cars. He was a member of the Central Oregon Street Rodders.
He is survived by his wife, Carol of Redmond; daughter, Donna Lucas of Sisters; and three grandchildren, Kathleen, Donny, and Cassie. He was preceded in death by a son; a sister; and his parents.
Arrangements under the direction of Redmond Memorial Chapel.

October 15, 2009

Now we'll know how the rest of the world feels when it's asked "Tell me about yourself."

Friday the tables will be turned! Spokesman writers Trish Pinkerton and Leslie Pugmire Hole will be interviewed on COTV11's "Good Morning Central Oregon." We'll be there to talk about new pictorial history book, compiled using Spokesman archives and photos and stories from the community. If you miss the 6:30 a.m. broadcast (yes, we said 6:30) the program will be re-broadcast throughout the day. Let us know what you think!

October 13, 2009

Event Calendar

WEDNESDAY
Oct. 14
FLU SHOT CLINIC: Medicare and ClearChoice Advantage accepted; $30; 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; Redmond Senior Center, 325 N.W. Dogwood Ave., Redmond; 541-548-6325.
AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOODMOBILE: Blood donations needed; free; 1-6 p.m.; Redmond Grange, 707 S.W. Kalama Ave., Redmond; 800-GIVE LIFE.
LEARNING CENTER FUNDRAISER: Mazatlan Restaurant on Highway 97 in Redmond will donate 10 percent of purchases after 3 p.m. to the Redmond Learning Center, a nonprofit childcare center and preschool. 541-923-4854.
“EVIL DEAD, THE MUSICAL”: Musical comedy about five college students who accidentally unleash an evil force; contains adult language; $20 adults, $18 students and seniors ages 62 and older; 8 p.m.; 2nd Street Theater, 220 N.E. Lafayette Ave., Bend; 541-312-9626, 2ndsttheater@bendcable.com or www.2ndstreettheater.com.
HISTORICAL COMMISSION: Redmond Historical Commission meeting; public is welcome; 2 p.m.; 729 S.W. Seventh St.; agenda at www. ci.redmond.or.us.
AIRPORT COMMISSION: Redmond Airport Commission; public is welcome; 5:30 p.m., Redmond Chamber of Commerce conference room; 446 S.W. Seventh St.; agenda at www. ci.redmond.or.us.
SCHOOL BOARD: Redmond School Board meeting; public is welcome; 145 S.E. Salmon Ave.; agenda at www.redmond.k12.or.us.
FIRE BOARD: Deschutes County Rural Fire Protection District No. 1 board of directors meeting; public is welcome; 7 p.m.; 341 N.W. Deschutes Ave.; agenda at www. ci.redmond.or.us.
PARKS AND REC: Redmond Area Park and Recreation District board of directors meeting; public is welcome; 6:30 a.m.; Cascade Swim Center; 465 S.W. Rimrock Way; agenda at www.raprd.org.
COCC BOARD: Central Oregon Community College board of directors meet at 6 p.m. at the Christiansen Board Room in the Boyle Education Center in Bend; public welcome; agenda includes enrollment report and the upcoming bond measure.

THURSDAY
Oct. 15
SPANISH COMPUTER CLASS: Class topics include basic computer skills, e-mail, effective Web searching, word processing, and basic research skills. This class is taught in Spanish. Preregistration required; free; 8:30-10 a.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; Michele Ping,541-312-1028 or michelep@dpls.us.
GAME DAY FOR TEENS: Teens can play Nintendo Wii, Guitar Hero, Rock Band and more. Snacks provided. Ages 12 to 17; free; 3:15-5 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1063 or mercedesh@dpls.us.
HAUNT AT JUNIPER HOLLOW AND DARK INTENTIONS HAUNTED HOUSES: Fourth annual event features two haunted houses; recommended for ages 12 and older; proceeds benefit the Oregon Athletic & Educational Foundation; Wednesdays and Thursdays: $10, $17 both haunts; Fridays and Saturdays: $12, $20 both haunts; 7 p.m.; Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, 3800 S.W. Airport Way, Redmond; 541-382-2390, info@scaremegood.com or www.scaremegood.com.
“EVIL DEAD, THE MUSICAL”: See Oct. 14 for details.

FRIDAY
Oct. 16
AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOODMOBILE: Blood donations needed. Hooker Creek Events Center; free; noon-5 p.m.; Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, 3800 S.W. Airport Way, Redmond; 800-GIVE LIFE.
FALL HOME SHOW: Exhibitors showcase remodeling, decorating and landscaping products at this home and garden show; $5, $4 ages 55 and older and free ages 15 and younger; noon-6 p.m.; Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, 3800 S.W. Airport Way, Redmond; 541-389-1058 or www.centraloregonshow.com.
BEER, BRATS AND BIDS: Event features an Oktoberfest meal, beer or wine, and auctions; proceeds benefit Redmond Kiwanis; $30, additional $10 for mug and more beverages; 5:30 p.m.; Eagle Crest Resort, 1522 Cline Falls Road, Redmond; 541-548-8158.
LITERARY HARVEST: The sixth annual event features keynote speaker Bob Welch; the winners of the Literary Harvest Contest will present their work; $10; 6-8:30 p.m.; Comfort Suites, 2243 S.W. Yew Ave., Redmond; 541-408-6306 or www.CentralOregonWritersGuild.com.
AUTHOR PRESENTATION: Melody Carlson talks about her work, which includes more than 100 books; free; 6:30 p.m.; Paulina Springs Books, 422 S.W. Sixth St., Redmond; 541-526-1491.
HAUNT AT JUNIPER HOLLOW AND DARK INTENTIONS HAUNTED HOUSES: See Oct. 15 for details.
OREGON ARCHAEOLOGY CELEBRATION PRESENTATION: Roger Riolo presents “The Barlow Road: At the End of the Oregon Trail”; free; 7-8:30 p.m.; Smith Rock State Park Visitor Center, 10260 N.E. Crooked River Drive, Terrebonne; 541-923-7551, ext. 21.
“EVIL DEAD, THE MUSICAL”: See Oct. 14 for details.

SATURDAY
Oct. 17
BEGINNING PHOTOSHOP CLASS: Organize, edit and enhance digital photos, and show off your creativity. Preregistration is required; $59; 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Central Oregon Community College, Redmond campus, 2030 S.E. College Loop, Redmond; 541-383-7270 or http://noncredit.cocc.edu.
CENTRAL OREGON PET EXPO: Featuring JD Platt’s K9 Kings Flying Dog Show, workshops, a vaccine clinic and a variety of pet exhibits; $5, $4 ages 55 and older and free ages 16 and younger; 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, 3800 S.W. Airport Way, Redmond; 541-815-2639.
YOU CAN DRAW!: Explore a series of exercises that will enhance your natural ability to draw. Learn skills including volume, perspective, gesture, contour, negative space, shading and line. All materials provided; $49; 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Central Oregon Community College, Redmond campus, 2030 S.E. College Loop, Redmond; 541-383-7270 or http://noncredit.cocc.edu.
AAUW MEMBERSHIP MEETING: Two state officers will be present. AAUW is also sponsoring a women artists’ exhibit and sale from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the High Desert Art Gallery as a scholarship fundraiser for local high school girls. The public is invited to the exhibit for holiday shopping and to support downtown Redmond businesses; free; 9:30 a.m.; Izzy’s Pizza, 810 S.W. 11th St., Redmond; 541-548-1452.
FALL HOME SHOW: Exhibitors showcase remodeling, decorating and landscaping products at this home and garden show; 10 a.m.- 6 p.m.; see Oct. 16 for details.
PARENTS’ NIGHT OUT : Children will receive climbing instruction and play games, in addition to other activities; $15 for one child and $8 for each additional child; Preregister the Friday before.; InClimb Gym, 1182 Centennial Court, Bend; 541-388-6764.
HAUNT AT JUNIPER HOLLOW AND DARK INTENTIONS HAUNTED HOUSES: See Oct. 16 for details.
LIVE MUSIC AND DANCING: The Party Time Band will play live music; $4 VFW members; $6 nonmembers; 7-11 p.m.; VFW Hall, 1836 S.W. Veterans Way, Redmond; 541-548-4108.
“EVIL DEAD, THE MUSICAL”: See Oct. 14 for details.

MONDAY
Oct. 19
PLANNING COMMISSION: Redmond Urban Area Planning Commission work session; public is welcome; 7 p.m.; 777 S.W. Deschutes Ave.; agenda at www.ci.redmond.or.us.
RETIRED EDUCATORS: Central Oregon Retired Educators will meet at 11:30 a.m. at Redmond’s Zion Lutheran Church; meeting will include lunch and speaker Ken Wilhelm speaking about the 211 program. All retired educators are welcome; cost is $8.50 for lunch; 541-548-2545.

TUESDAY
Oct. 20
AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOODMOBILE: Blood donations needed; free; 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 450 S.W. Rimrock Way, Redmond; 800-GIVE LIFE.
CITY COUNCIL: Redmond City Council meeting; public is welcome; 6:45 a.m.; 777 S.W. Deschutes Ave.; agenda at www.ci.redmond.or.us.
ART COMMISSION: Redmond Art in Public Places meeting, public is welcome, 4 p.m.; 716 S.W. Evergreen Ave.; agenda www.ci.redmond.or.us.

WEDNESDAY
Oct. 21
“INTRODUCTION TO THE INTERNET”: Designed to introduce users to Internet Explorer and the Web. Learn some Internet lingo and browse the library’s Internet links. Basic computer skills required. Space is limited; free; 9-10:30 a.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; Lesli Warner,541-312-1053 or lesliw@dpls.us.
50TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION: Soroptimist International of Redmond presents an open house featuring food, drink and viewable scrapbooks of the group’s history; RSVP encouraged; free; 5:30-7 p.m.; Glacier Place Professional Building, 657 S.W. Glacier Place, Redmond; 541-526-1567.
HIGH DESERT CHAMBER MUSIC - CATGUT TRIO: String musicians will be joined by Isabelle Senger to play selections from Reinecke and Beethoven; $30, $15 children and students with ID; 7 p.m.; Tower Theatre, 835 N.W. Wall St., Bend; 541-306-3988 or www.highdesertchambermusic.com.
“EVIL DEAD, THE MUSICAL”: See Oct. 14 for details.
SCHOOL BOARD: Redmond School Board meeting, public is welcome; 3:30 p.m.; 145 S.E. Salmon Ave.; agenda at www.redmondk12.or.us.

THURSDAY
Oct. 22
HALLOWEEN DECORATING PARTY: Teens will decorate the Teen Beat and Teen Territory in the library with pumpkin cut outs and skeletons. Snacks provided. Ages 12 to 17; free; 3:15-5 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1063 or mercedesh@dpls.us.
GOOD CHAIR, GREAT BOOKS: Read and discuss “Wicked” by Gergory Maguire; free; 6-7 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1064 or www.dpls.us/calendar.
CENTRAL OREGON WRITERS GUILD: K.C. Snider will talk about illustrating for childrens picture books. Snider will be accompanied by her assistant Claudia Valiquet and will feature print and flip books which she has illustrated throughout her career. Public is welcome; free; 6:30-9 p.m.; Central Oregon Community College, Redmond campus, 2030 S.E. College Loop, Redmond; 541-923-0896 or www.CentralOregonWritersGuild.com.
HAUNT AT JUNIPER HOLLOW AND DARK INTENTIONS HAUNTED HOUSES: Fourth annual event features two haunted houses; recommended for ages 12 and older; proceeds benefit the Oregon Athletic & Educational Foundation; wednesdays and Thursdays: $10, $17 both haunts; Fridays and Saturdays: $12, $20 both haunts; 7 p.m.; Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, 3800 S.W. Airport Way, Redmond; 541-382-2390, info@scaremegood.com or www.scaremegood.com.
“THE MOUSETRAP”: Cascades Theatrical Company presents a preview performance of a murder mystery about a group of strangers stranded in a boarding house during a snowstorm; based on the novel by Agatha Christie; $10; 7:30 p.m.; Greenwood Playhouse, 148 N.W. Greenwood Ave., Bend; 541-389-0803 or www.cascadestheatrical.org.
“EVIL DEAD, THE MUSICAL”: See Oct. 14 for details.

FRIDAY
Oct. 23
“GETTING STARTED ON THE COMPUTER”: This basic class is designed for those with very little or no computer experience. It covers parts of the PC, mouse skills, scrolling and other basic tasks within the Windows 2000 operating system. Space is limited; free; 9-10:30 a.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; Lesli Warner,541-312-1053 or lesliw@dpls.us.
BOUNCING OFF THE WALLS: Play day at the Bounce House in Bend. Ages 7 to 16. Transportation is provided from several locations in Redmond. Hosted by RAPRD; $15; 1-4:50 p.m.; Cascade Swim Center, 465 S.W. Rimrock Way, Redmond; 541-548-7275.
ALLAN BYER PERFORMS: Local singer/songwriter performs Americana; free; 6-9 p.m.; Avery’s Wine Bar, 427 S.W. Eighth St., Redmond; 541-504-7111.
HAUNT AT JUNIPER HOLLOW AND DARK INTENTIONS HAUNTED HOUSES: Fourth annual event features two haunted houses; recommended for ages 12 and older; proceeds benefit the Oregon Athletic & Educational Foundation; wednesdays and Thursdays: $10, $17 both haunts; Fridays and Saturdays: $12, $20 both haunts; 7 p.m.; Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, 3800 S.W. Airport Way, Redmond; 541-382-2390, info@scaremegood.com or www.scaremegood.com.
OREGON ARCHAEOLOGY CELEBRATION PRESENTATION: Wilson Wewa presents “The Coming of the White Man: The Impact on the Indigenous Populations”; free; 7-8:30 p.m.; Smith Rock State Park Visitor Center, 10260 N.E. Crooked River Drive, Terrebonne; 541-923-7551, ext. 21.
“EVIL DEAD, THE MUSICAL”: See Oct. 14 for details.

SATURDAY
Oct. 24
REDMOND GRANGE BREAKFAST: Featuring sourdough pancakes, eggs, ham, coffee and more; $5, $3 ages 12 and younger; 7-10:30 a.m.; Redmond Grange, 707 S.W. Kalama Ave., Redmond; 541-923-1840.
FIRST AID CPR CLASS: Covers child, infant and adult care skills and immediate first aid. Preregistration required; $50; 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m.; NeighborImpact, 2303 S.W. First St., Redmond; 541-548-2380, ext. 118.
PARENTS’ NIGHT OUT : Children will receive climbing instruction and play games, in addition to other activities; $15 for one child and $8 for each additional child; Preregister the Friday before.; InClimb Gym, 1182 Centennial Court, Bend; 541-388-6764.
HAUNT AT JUNIPER HOLLOW AND DARK INTENTIONS HAUNTED HOUSES: Fourth annual event features two haunted houses; recommended for ages 12 and older; proceeds benefit the Oregon Athletic & Educational Foundation; wednesdays and Thursdays: $10, $17 both haunts; Fridays and Saturdays: $12, $20 both haunts; 7 p.m.; Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, 3800 S.W. Airport Way, Redmond; 541-382-2390, info@scaremegood.com or www.scaremegood.com.
“EVIL DEAD, THE MUSICAL”: See Oct. 14 for details.
COSMIC SWIM: For middle school students only. Strobe lights, music and games. Must show student I.D; $2.50; 8-10 p.m.; Cascade Swim Center, 465 S.W. Rimrock Way, Redmond; 541-548-7275 or www.raprd.org.
LIVE MUSIC AND COSTUME PARTY: Countryfied with Shannon Bex playing favorite country and rock 'n roll tunes. Halloween costumes are encouraged. Prizes for the best male and female costume; free; 8 p.m.; Coyote Ranch, 1368 S. U.S. Highway 97, Redmond; 541-548-7700.

SUNDAY
Oct. 25
“EVIL DEAD, THE MUSICAL”: See Oct. 14 for details.

MONDAY
Oct. 26
FLU SHOT CLINIC: Medicare and ClearChoice Advantage accepted; $30; 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; Redmond Senior Center, 325 N.W. Dogwood Ave., Redmond; 541-548-6325.

TUESDAY
Oct. 27
MUSIC WITH MISS CULLIE: Wide range of musical activities that engage creativity and imagination. Ages 7 to 10. Hosted by RAPRD; $60; ; Redmond Community Church Auditorium, 237 N.W. Ninth St., Redmond; 541-548-7275 or www.raprd.org.

WEDNESDAY
Oct. 28
“SEARCHING THE INTERNET”: Find out how to select the appropriate search tool and perform searches on the Internet. Basic computer skills required. Space is limited; free; 9-10:30 a.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1053 or lesliw@dpls.us.
HAUNT AT JUNIPER HOLLOW AND DARK INTENTIONS HAUNTED HOUSES: Fourth annual event features two haunted houses; recommended for ages 12 and older; proceeds benefit the Oregon Athletic & Educational Foundation; wednesdays and Thursdays: $10, $17 both haunts; Fridays and Saturdays: $12, $20 both haunts; 7 p.m.; Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, 3800 S.W. Airport Way, Redmond; 541-382-2390, info@scaremegood.com or www.scaremegood.com.
“EVIL DEAD, THE MUSICAL”: See Oct. 14 for details.

THURSDAY
Oct. 29
TEEN HALLOWEEN PARTY: Annual Teen Territory Halloween Party sponsored by the C.O.L.T. Extreme pumpkin carving, games, activities and snacks. Ages 12 to 17. Space is limited to 25; free; 3:15-5 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1063 or mercedesh@dpls.us.
HIKING IN EUROPE: Hilloah Rohr presents pictures and stories from her treks across France and Italy; free; 6 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1051 or www.dpls.us/calendar.
HAUNT AT JUNIPER HOLLOW AND DARK INTENTIONS HAUNTED HOUSES: Fourth annual event features two haunted houses; recommended for ages 12 and older; proceeds benefit the Oregon Athletic & Educational Foundation; wednesdays and Thursdays: $10, $17 both haunts; Fridays and Saturdays: $12, $20 both haunts; 7 p.m.; Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, 3800 S.W. Airport Way, Redmond; 541-382-2390, info@scaremegood.com or www.scaremegood.com.
“EVIL DEAD, THE MUSICAL”: See Oct. 14 for details.

Rummage sales for shelter
The Humane Society of Redmond will be holding five weekend sales Nov. 20 through Dec. 19 to raise revenue for the shelter and is accepting donations of items for the sale. Donations can be dropped off at the shelter Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Donations will also be accepted in Sisters on Saturdays. Information: Chris Bauersfeld, 541-923-0882.

Museum honors Working Wonder passes
The High Desert Museum is honoring Working Wonders Children’s Museum Golden Tickets for free admission to the museum until the passes expire at the end of the year. The High Desert Museum has the current Golden Ticket information cards at the admissions desk and will admit those named on the cards. Working Wonders Punch Cards will also be honored for free visits to the museum through April 2010. The museum is located approximately three miles south of Bend on Highway 97.
Information: 541-389-4500 or 541-382-4754, www.highdesertmuseum.org.

Digital photography
The Central Oregon Community College Continuing Education Department is offering a class on Digital Photography Level II, Oct. 24 and 31, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m at the Redmond campus. Suggested prerequisite: Digital Photography Level I or some computer and digital camera experience. Cost is $59. Information: 541-383-7270 or http://noncredit.cocc.edu

Sonic Drive Ins collecting food for NeighborImpact
During October, Sonic Drive In restaurants in Redmond, Bend and Madras are collecting donations of food for the NeighborImpact Food Bank. Sonic will give a free large fountain drink in exchange for a donation of two cans of food.

Theatrical auditions
Cascades Theatrical Company is holding audtions for a new production, “Christmas Belles” on Oct. 26 and Oct. 27 at 7 p.m. Cast requirements are four men and seven women. The comedy revolves around an out-of-control Christmas pageant in a small town in Texas. The auditions are cold readings. For more information call 541-389-0803.

Scottish Country Dance
Scottish country dance classes are held each Monday, 7-9 p.m., in the Sons of Norway Hall, 549 N.W. Harrison Blvd., Bend. No experience or dance partner required. Cost is $3 per class. First class is free. Information: 541-549-7511 or 541-410-5784.

English as a Second Language
St. Alban’s Episcopal Church in Redmond is sponsoring a nine-week English as a Second Language for adults. Trained voluneers will work one-on-one; the program was made possible by a grant by the Diocese of Eastern Oregon. The course begins Oct. 19, Mondays from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; a $5 class fee is required. Work materials are available for students not proficient in their native language. To register call 548-4212.

Fossil Bed programs
The John Day Fossil Bed National Monument has a series of upcoming events: Oct. 17 at 2 pm. a three-hour workshop in hands-on fossil replication will be offered, tailored for students 14 and older, younger children should be accompanied by an adult and reservations are suggested; Oct. 24 a 90-minute guided walk through the Sheep Rock Unit will begin at 2 p.m.; Oct. 31 a three-hour workshop will study fossils and the horse family tree, the workshop is tailored for students 14 and older, younger children should be accompanied by an adult and reservations are suggested. All the programs are free and are held at the Thomas Condon Paleontology Center; call 541-987-2333 for more information.

Plug it in and push 'start'

Deschutes County Library assistant Jenny Pedersen
helps a student in an introductory computer class at
the Redmond branch Oct. 9.

Regina Adam is having computer problems. She has a laptop at home and today she’s using a desktop at the Redmond Public Library that’s giving her fits. She leans towards her neighbor and asks for help.

“Do I look like I know?” the woman responds good-naturedly.

Both ladies, neither younger than 70, are taking a class in setting up an online e-mail account, one of many introductory computer classes offered by the library. The series of classes covers everything from how to use a mouse, to opening programs, to creating a Word Document, to browsing the Internet. According to Lesli Warner, a library assistant that teaches many of the classes, the series is popular and the students are predominately senior citizens.

“They’re always really excited,” she said. “We teach them things like the difference between hardware and software, even how to turn on a machine. Oftentimes their children buy them computers or encourage them to get one but they don’t always live close to help them.”

Adam, 87, was one of those lucky seniors whose son picked out a computer for her – but he doesn’t live in Redmond so she has signed up for several courses offered by the library.

“I didn’t even know how to turn one on in the beginning,” she says with a chuckle.

During the e-mail class the students have many questions for teacher Jenny Pedersen, also a library assistant for Deschutes Public Library.

“How do you actually get the mail?” “How much does it cost?” “Do I need to belong to the Internet first?” One married couple asks if they should use the same password and she tells them it’s fine as long as they’re OK reading each other’s e-mail.

They look at each other and smile. “We’ll go separate I guess,” says the husband.

Pedersen goes slowly and explains to her 13 students – nearly all over 60 – in terms they will mostly likely relate to. “E-mail is like postal mail: you need to have a correct address to send a message to and you need to get yourself a ‘box’ to receive mail,” she tells them, stopping frequently to help them navigate to the right page and find the correct spots to enter information.

“Click? Click what?” mutters one woman out loud, causing Pederson to back up and give an impromptu lesson in mouse usage. Working with a mouse can be one of hardest things for seniors, according to Warner. “They don’t necessarily have the steadiest hands so we show them how to use the keyboard controls as well.”

They’re an attentive class, only falling into chaotic chatter when it comes time to think up a user name and password for their accounts. The reality that someone may already be using the name they want, making it unavailable, is confusing for some and the fact that the computer masks their passwords behind dots is frustrating for those who aren’t sure they typed it in correctly.

“I find that many seniors are timid on the computer; they’re afraid they’ll do something wrong and mess up the machine,” said Warner. “Younger folks have no problems. If there’s something I can’t figure out (on a computer) I find a teenager. I see young people all the time helping seniors at the library computer area.”

Outside of the introductory classes, the library offers more in areas like using the library catalog, working with graphics in a Word document, accessing the numerous databases the library utilizes, and Spanish-language instruction.

The basic computer classes are usually offered at least once a quarter, Warner said, and she encourages seniors to take them more than once, if need be. ”I tell them ‘You’ll learn something new every time’ and I see lots of repeat students,” she added. “Baby steps, I tell them. You have to keep using what you’ve learned and play with it.”

Adam plans on taking more computer classes so she can get more comfortable with the one she uses at home. Her newest frustration is learning how to send and receive photos; she’s heard you can change the size of the images but it sounds very complicated.

“I don’t want to get in too deep,” she says. “Like I need more problems in my life! But I’m learning.”

-- story and photo by Leslie Pugmire Hole





Obituaries

Julia Darlene (Young) Burrows
March 23, 1924 - Oct. 2, 2009
Arrangements: Baird Funeral Home of Bend, 541-382-0903
Services: Memorial service at Suntree Mobile Home Park Clubhouse at 1001 SE 15th, Sun. Oct. 18, 3 p.m., and then private family urn committal at a later date.
Contributions in her memory may be made to Veterans of Foreign Wars, 1503 4th St., Bend, OR 97701, 541-389-0775.

Stanley James Redifer, Sr.
Oct. 21, 1928 - Oct. 11, 2009
Arrangements: Baird Funeral Home of Bend, 541-382-0903
Services: Memorial service at Prineville Community Church on Monday, October 26, 2009. at 11 a.m.
Contributions in his memory: Partners in Care Hospice & Home Health, 2075 NE Wyatt Ct., Bend, OR 97701.

Marion Barbara Grabarits
Sept. 23, 1934 - Sept. 29, 2009

Arrangements: Whispering Pines Funeral Home, 541-416-9733
Services: A celebration of life will be held at 5 p.m., October 17, 2009 ,at The The Elks Lodge in Prineville.
Contributions may be made to Pioneer Memorial Hospice, 1201 N.E. Elm St., Prineville, OR 97754. 541-447-2510.

Tyson Elliott Chancellor
Jan. 23, 1980 - Oct. 4, 2009
Arrangements: Prineville Funeral Home, 541-447-6459
Services: A memorial service was held October 9.
In lieu of flowers a memorial fund to contribute to Tyson's headstone will be set up at US Bank.

Kenneth Lee Wendt
Oct. 28,1957 - Oct. 7, 2009
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals-Redmond, 541-504-9485, is assisting the family.
Services: Memorial contributions may be made to Partners In Care,
2075 NE Wyatt Ct., Bend 97701.

Russell Greer
Aug. 31, 1922 – October 8, 2009
Arrangements: Niswonger-Reynolds Funeral Home, 541-382-2471
Services: A funeral service was held October 10 at the Niswonger-Reynolds Chapel.

Patricia Fleming
August 9, 1951 - Oct. 7, 2009
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals of Bend 541-318-0842
Services: A celebration of life will be held at the Powell Butte Community Center, 4 p.m., Saturday, October 17, 2009,

William ‘Bill’ Ronald Freeman
Sept. 10, 1947 - Sept. 30, 2009

Arrangements: Prineville Funeral Home, 541-447-6459
Services: A memorial service was held October 8. A private inurnment was held at Juniper Haven Cemetery.

Holdie Clarisa (Fact) Partridge
Mar. 21, 1921 - Oct. 4, 2009
Arrangements: Baird Funeral Home of Bend, 541-382-0903
Services: A private gathering at the family’s home at a later date.

Theodore Allen Vilhauer
June 11, 1941 - Oct. 4, 2009

Arrangements: Autumn Funerals - Redmond, 541-504-9485
Services: A memorial service was held on Friday, October 9.

October 6, 2009

Event calendar

WEDNESDAY
Oct. 7
“GETTING STARTED ON THE COMPUTER”: This basic class is designed for those with very little or no computer experience. It covers parts of the PC, mouse skills, scrolling and other basic tasks within the Windows 2000 operating system. Space is limited; free; 9-10:30 a.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; Lesli Warner,541-312-1053 or lesliw@dpls.us.
“ EVIL DEAD, THE MUSICAL”: Musical comedy about five college students who accidentally unleash an evil force; contains adult language; $20 adults, $18 students and seniors ages 62 and older; 8 p.m., performances through Sunday; 2nd Street Theater, 220 N.E. Lafayette Ave., Bend; 541-312-9626, 2ndsttheater@bendcable.com or www.2ndstreettheater.com.

THURSDAY
Oct. 8
FREE LEGAL HELP FOR SENIORS: Seniors age 60 and older can get free legal advice. Priority is given to income maintenance, healthcare, food, housing, utilities, preparing legal documents and negotiations. Criminal cases, simple wills, fee generating cases or conflicts of interest cannot be handled through this program; free; appointments are available between 8 a.m. and 11 a.m.; Redmond Senior Center, 325 N.W. Dogwood Ave., Redmond; Robby Miller,541-548-1086.
CENTENNIAL: Redmond Centennial Committee meeting; 5 p.m.; public welcome; conference room A, Redmond City Hall; 716 S.W. Evergreen Ave.; agenda at www.ci.redmond.or.us.
SPANISH COMPUTER CLASS: Class topics include basic computer skills, e-mail, effective web searching, word processing, and basic research skills. This class is taught in Spanish. Preregistration required; free; 8:30-10 a.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; Michele Ping,541-312-1028 or michelep@dpls.us.
KNIT OR CROCHET A SNOWMAN: Learn how to make a little snowman. Stuffing and accent yarn colors are provided. Class requires a basic understanding of how to crochet or knit. Ages 8 and up. Hosted by RAPRD; $35; 2-4 p.m.; Enchanted Yarns, 515 SW Cascade Ave., Redmond; 541-548-7275 or www.raprd.org.
SCARY MOVIE MATINEE: Teens are invited to watch a scary movie. Ages 12 to 17. Free; free; 3:15-5 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1063 or mercedesh@dpls.us.
HAUNT AT JUNIPER HOLLOW AND DARK INTENTIONS HAUNTED HOUSES: Fourth annual event features two haunted houses; recommended for ages 12 and older; proceeds benefit the Oregon Athletic & Educational Foundation; Wednesdays and Thursdays: $10, $17 both haunts; Fridays and Saturdays: $12, $20 both haunts; 7 p.m.; Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, 3800 S.W. Airport Way, Redmond; 541-382-2390, info@scaremegood.com or www.scaremegood.com.

FRIDAY
Oct. 9
BUCK THE BUTTE: A two-mile walk up and down Pilot Butte; proceeds benefit Family Access Network; $1 minimum donation; 7-10 a.m.; Pilot Butte State Park, Northeast Pilot Butte Summit Drive, Bend; 541-389-7711 or marc@ameri-title.com.
“GETTING STARTED WITH YAHOO! EMAIL”: Learn how to sign up for and use Yahoo e-mail. Basic computer skills required; free; 9-10:30 a.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; Lesli Warner,541-312-1053 or lesliw@dpls.us.
AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOODMOBILE: Blood donations needed; free; 11:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Lowe’s, 1313 S.W. Canal Blvd., Redmond; 800-GIVE LIFE.
KIDS’ NIGHT OUT: Grades 1-5. Party is for kids only. No parents allowed. Pizza, hoops, games and activities; $15; 6-9 p.m.; Redmond Area Park and Recreation District, Activity Center, 335 S.E. Jackson St., Redmond; 541-548-7275 or www.raprd.org.
HAUNT AT JUNIPER HOLLOW AND DARK INTENTIONS HAUNTED HOUSES: Fourth annual event features two haunted houses; recommended for ages 12 and older; proceeds benefit the Oregon Athletic & Educational Foundation; Wednesdays and Thursdays: $10, $17 both haunts; Fridays and Saturdays: $12, $20 both haunts; 7 p.m.; Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, 3800 S.W. Airport Way, Redmond; 541-382-2390, info@scaremegood.com or www.scaremegood.com.
LIVE MUSIC : Green Plow Coffee Roasters celebrates its one month milestone with live music. Enter all day long to win free fresh roasted coffee; free; 7 p.m.; Green Plow Coffee Roasters, 436 S.W. Sixth St., Redmond; 541-516-1128 or www.greenplowcoffee.com.

SATURDAY
Oct. 10
CENTENNIAL DINNER: Barbecue dinner, dancing, silent auction to raise funds for Redmond’s centennial celebration in 2010; 5 p.m.; Redmond Humane Society Event Center, $50 or $500 for reserved table of eight; 541-385-7988.
HARVEST FESTIVAL: Event features pony rides, a petting zoo, games, food, vendors a silent auction and more; proceeds benefit several charities, including Habitat for Humanity and Jericho Table; free admission; 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Community Presbyterian Church, 529 N.W. 19th St., Redmond; 541-413-0691.
SISTERS HARVEST FAIRE: The 34th annual event features vendors selling pottery, metal art, photography, jewelry and more, live music, kids activity area and more; free; 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; downtown Sisters; 541-549-0251 or www.sisterscountry.com.
FOSSIL BEDS TOUR: A two-hour auto tour of the John Day Fossil Bed National Monument will be guided by a ranger and begin at 2 p.m.;free; bring your own car; meet at Thomas Condon Visitor Center; 541-987-2333.
CHEERLEADING CLINIC: Get fired up with the RHS Panther varsity cheerleaders and Coach Fagen as they lead you through the cheers used at RHS football games. Includes a T-shirt. Grades K-8; $25; 12:30-3 p.m.; Redmond Area Park and Recreation District, Activity Center, 335 S.E. Jackson St., Redmond; 541-548-7275 or www.raprd.org.
ARTISTS’ RECEPTION: Meet the artists from High Desert Society of the Arts who are exhibiting their works during the month of October. Refreshments will be served; free; 1-3 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; Jenny Pedersen,541-312-1064.
OREGON SESQUICENTENNIAL AUTHOR SERIES: Vivian Adams talks about her book “Native Arts of the Columbia Plateau” and her work on the “American Girl” series; included in the price of admission; $15 adults, $12 ages 65 and older, $9 ages 5-12, free ages 4 and younger; 1:30 p.m.; High Desert Museum, 59800 S. Highway 97, Bend; 541-382-4754 or www.highdesertmuseum.org.
PARENTS’ NIGHT OUT : Children will receive climbing instruction and play games, in addition to other activities; $15 for one child and $8 for each additional child; Preregister the Friday before.; InClimb Gym, 1182 Centennial Court, Bend; 541-388-6764.
HAUNT AT JUNIPER HOLLOW AND DARK INTENTIONS HAUNTED HOUSES: Fourth annual event features two haunted houses; recommended for ages 12 and older; proceeds benefit the Oregon Athletic & Educational Foundation; Wednesdays and Thursdays: $10, $17 both haunts; Fridays and Saturdays: $12, $20 both haunts; 7 p.m.; Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, 3800 S.W. Airport Way, Redmond; 541-382-2390, info@scaremegood.com or www.scaremegood.com.
COSMIC SWIM: For middle school students only. Strobe lights, music and games. Must show student I.D; $2.50; 8-10 p.m.; Cascade Swim Center, 465 S.W. Rimrock Way, Redmond; 541-548-7275 or www.raprd.org.

SUNDAY
Oct. 11
HARVEST FESTIVAL: Family fun for everyone. Pony rides, petting zoo, games, food, arts and craft vendors, fresh produce and more. Proceeds benefit various charities including Habitat for Humanity and Jericho Table; free; 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Community Presbyterian Church, 529 N.W. 19th St., Redmond; 541-413-0691.
SISTERS HARVEST FAIRE: The 34th annual event features vendors selling potter, metal art, photography, jewelry and more, live music, kids activity area and more; free; 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; downtown Sisters; 541-549-0251 or www.sisterscountry.com.
SAFE MEAT PRESERVATION CLASS: Bonnie Koenig will demonstrate how to preserve meats and fish using a pressure canner, dehydrator and smoker. Participants will sample beef in wine sauce, smoked salmon and beef jerky. Space is limited; $45; 2-5 p.m.; Allyson’s Kitchen (in The Old Mill), 375 S.W. Powerhouse Dr., Bend; 541-749-9974 or www.allysonskitchen.com.
FOSSIL BED HIKE: A two-hour backcountry hike guided by a ranger through the Goose Rock area of the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument will begin at 2 p.m.; free; bring water and hiking books; meet at Thomas Condon Visitor Center; 541-987-2333.

MONDAY
Oct. 12
DRIVER SAFETY CLASS: Accredited defensive driver program for all ages. Senior citizens may qualify for an auto insurance discount upon completion; $12 AARP members; $14 nonmembers; Class continues Oct. 13, 8 a.m. to noon.; Redmond Senior Center, 325 N.W. Dogwood Ave., Redmond; 541-548-6325.
CHILDCARE PROVIDER CLASS: Class for anyone interested in becoming a registered family child care provider; free; 9 a.m.-noon; NeighborImpact, 2303 S.W. First St., Redmond; 541-548-2380, ext. 118.
DURAC: Downtown Urban Renewal Advisory Committee meeting; public is welcome; 5 p.m.; 341 N.W. Dogwood Ave.; agena at www.ci.redmond.or.us.

TUESDAY
Oct. 13
HOME COMPOSTING: Home Composting, Oct. 13, 6-9 pm. Learn how to use and build a composter in your backyard; $29; 6-9 p.m.; Central Oregon Community College, Redmond campus, 2030 S.E. College Loop, Redmond; 541-383-7270 or http://noncredit.cocc.edu.
CITY COUNCIL: Redmond City Council meetings; public is welcome; 6:45 a.m. and 7 p.m.; 777 S.W. Deschutes Ave.; agenda at www. ci.redmond.or.us.

WEDNESDAY
Oct. 14
FLU SHOT CLINIC: Medicare and ClearChoice Advantage accepted; $30; 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; Redmond Senior Center, 325 N.W. Dogwood Ave., Redmond; 541-548-6325.
AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOODMOBILE: Blood donations needed; free; 1-6 p.m.; Redmond Grange, 707 S.W. Kalama Ave., Redmond; 800-GIVE LIFE.
HISTORICAL COMMISSION: Redmond Historical Commission meeting; public is welcome; 2 p.m.; 729 S.W. Seventh St.; agenda at www. ci.redmond.or.us.
AIRPORT COMMISSION: Redmond Airport Commission; public is welcome; 5:30 p.m., Redmond Chamber of Commerce conference room; 446 S.W. Seventh St.; agenda at www. ci.redmond.or.us.
SCHOOL BOARD: Redmond School Board meeting; public is welcome; 145 S.E. Salmon Ave.; agenda at www.redmond.k12.or.us.
FIRE BOARD: Deschutes County Rural Fire Protection District No. 1 board of directors meeting; public is welcome; ?????; 341 N.W. Deschutes Ave.; agenda at www. ci.redmond.or.us.
PARKS AND REC: Redmond Area Park and Recreation District board of directors meeting; public is welcome; 6:30 a.m.; Cascade Swim Center; 465 S.W. Rimrock Way; agenda at www.raprd.org.

THURSDAY
Oct. 15
SPANISH COMPUTER CLASS: Class topics include basic computer skills, e-mail, effective web searching, word processing, and basic research skills. This class is taught in Spanish. Preregistration required; free; 8:30-10 a.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; Michele Ping,541-312-1028 or michelep@dpls.us.
GAME DAY FOR TEENS: Teens can play Nintendo Wii, Guitar Hero, Rock Band and more. Snacks provided. Ages 12 to 17; free; 3:15-5 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1063 or mercedesh@dpls.us.
HAUNT AT JUNIPER HOLLOW AND DARK INTENTIONS HAUNTED HOUSES: Fourth annual event features two haunted houses; recommended for ages 12 and older; proceeds benefit the Oregon Athletic & Educational Foundation; wednesdays and Thursdays: $10, $17 both haunts; Fridays and Saturdays: $12, $20 both haunts; 7 p.m.; Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, 3800 S.W. Airport Way, Redmond; 541-382-2390, info@scaremegood.com or www.scaremegood.com.
“EVIL DEAD, THE MUSICAL”: Musical comedy about five college students who accidentally unleash an evil force; contains adult language; $20 adults, $18 students and seniors ages 62 and older; 8 p.m.; 2nd Street Theater, 220 N.E. Lafayette Ave., Bend; 541-312-9626, 2ndsttheater@bendcable.com or www.2ndstreettheater.com.

FRIDAY
Oct. 16
AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOODMOBILE: Blood donations needed. Hooker Creek Events Center; free; noon-5 p.m.; Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, 3800 S.W. Airport Way, Redmond; 800-GIVE LIFE.
FALL HOME SHOW: Exhibitors showcase remodeling, decorating and landscaping products at this home and garden show; $5, $4 ages 55 and older and free ages 16 and younger; noon-6 p.m.; Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, 3800 S.W. Airport Way, Redmond; 541-389-1058 or www.centraloregonshow.com.
BEER, BRATS AND BIDS: Event features an Oktoberfest meal, beer or wine, and auctions; proceeds benefit Redmond Kiwanis; $30, additional $10 for mug and more beverages; 5:30 p.m.; Eagle Crest Resort, 1522 Cline Falls Road, Redmond; 541-548-8158.
LITERARY HARVEST: The sixth annual event features keynote speaker Bob Welch; the winners of the Literary Harvest Contest will present their work; $10; 6-8:30 p.m.; Comfort Suites, 2243 S.W. Yew Ave., Redmond; 541-408-6306 or www.CentralOregonWritersGuild.com.
HAUNT AT JUNIPER HOLLOW AND DARK INTENTIONS HAUNTED HOUSES: Fourth annual event features two haunted houses; recommended for ages 12 and older; proceeds benefit the Oregon Athletic & Educational Foundation; wednesdays and Thursdays: $10, $17 both haunts; Fridays and Saturdays: $12, $20 both haunts; 7 p.m.; Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, 3800 S.W. Airport Way, Redmond; 541-382-2390, info@scaremegood.com or www.scaremegood.com.
“EVIL DEAD, THE MUSICAL”: Musical comedy about five college students who accidentally unleash an evil force; contains adult language; $20 adults, $18 students and seniors ages 62 and older; 8 p.m.; 2nd Street Theater, 220 N.E. Lafayette Ave., Bend; 541-312-9626, 2ndsttheater@bendcable.com or www.2ndstreettheater.com.

SATURDAY
Oct. 17
BEGINNING PHOTOSHOP CLASS: Organize, edit and enhance digital photos, and show off your creativity. Preregistration is required; $59; 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Central Oregon Community College, Redmond campus, 2030 S.E. College Loop, Redmond; 541-383-7270 or http://noncredit.cocc.edu.
CENTRAL OREGON PET EXPO: Featuring JD Platt’s K9 Kings Flying Dog Show, workshops, a vaccine clinic and a variety of pet exhibits; $5, $4 ages 55 and older and free ages 16 and younger; 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, 3800 S.W. Airport Way, Redmond; 541-815-2639.
YOU CAN DRAW!: Explore a series of exercises that will enhance your natural ability to draw. Learn skills including volume, perspective, gesture, contour, negative space, shading and line. All materials provided; $49; 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Central Oregon Community College, Redmond campus, 2030 S.E. College Loop, Redmond; 541-383-7270 or http://noncredit.cocc.edu.
FALL FEMME FESTIVAL: Celebrate the spirit of women. Vendors, raffle drawings, spa treatments including massage, manicure, facials, and acupuncture and mini workshops on gardening, finances and life goals. Tickets are available online and by phone; $20; 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; St. Charles Bend, 2500 N.E. Neff Road, Bend; 541-385-0750 or www.wrcco.org.
FALL HOME SHOW: Exhibitors showcase remodeling, decorating and landscaping products at this home and garden show; $5, $4 ages 55 and older and free ages 16 and younger; 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, 3800 S.W. Airport Way, Redmond; 541-389-1058 or www.centraloregonshow.com.
PARENTS’ NIGHT OUT : Children will receive climbing instruction and play games, in addition to other activities; $15 for one child and $8 for each additional child; Preregister the Friday before.; InClimb Gym, 1182 Centennial Court, Bend; 541-388-6764.
HAUNT AT JUNIPER HOLLOW AND DARK INTENTIONS HAUNTED HOUSES: Fourth annual event features two haunted houses; recommended for ages 12 and older; proceeds benefit the Oregon Athletic & Educational Foundation; wednesdays and Thursdays: $10, $17 both haunts; Fridays and Saturdays: $12, $20 both haunts; 7 p.m.; Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, 3800 S.W. Airport Way, Redmond; 541-382-2390, info@scaremegood.com or www.scaremegood.com.
“EVIL DEAD, THE MUSICAL”: Musical comedy about five college students who accidentally unleash an evil force; contains adult language; $20 adults, $18 students and seniors ages 62 and older; 8 p.m.; 2nd Street Theater, 220 N.E. Lafayette Ave., Bend; 541-312-9626, 2ndsttheater@bendcable.com or www.2ndstreettheater.com.

SUNDAY
Oct. 18
FALL HOME SHOW: Exhibitors showcase remodeling, decorating and landscaping products at this home and garden show; $5, $4 ages 55 and older and free ages 16 and younger; 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, 3800 S.W. Airport Way, Redmond; 541-389-1058 or www.centraloregonshow.com.
“EVIL DEAD, THE MUSICAL”: Musical comedy about five college students who accidentally unleash an evil force; contains adult language; $20 adults, $18 students and seniors ages 62 and older; 6 p.m.; 2nd Street Theater, 220 N.E. Lafayette Ave., Bend; 541-312-9626, 2ndsttheater@bendcable.com or www.2ndstreettheater.com.

Spanish immersion for kids
R.I.C.E. (Redmond Inter-Cultural Exchange) is now hosting a Spanish Immersion Group for Children and CompaƱeros Friends for Adults and Teens Saturdays, 9:30-11:30 a.m., at the Redmond COCC campus, Building 3. The children’s group is open to kids 3 to 12. Parents must attend or volunteer for the session. Registration is required and a there is a $5 monthly materials fee for each child. Information: Barb, 541-447-0732.

English as a Second Language
St. Albans Episcopal Church is sponsoring a nine-week one-on-one English as a Second Language class for adults, beginning Oct. 19. The classes will be held Mondays at 10:30 a.m. and require a $5 materials fee. Work materials are available for students who are not proficient in their native language as well. To register call 541-548-7087.

Centennial dinner and auction
The Redmond Centennial Committee is now taking reservations for a fundraising dinner Oct. 10, at the Redmond Humane Society Event Center, 1355 N.E. Hemlock Ave. The Redmond Centennial will take place in 2010. The dinner will raise funds to support the events, school and community projects, and commemorative structures of the Centennial. Cost is $50 per person or $500 for a reserved table of eight. Volunteers are needed for the event. Information: 541-385-7988 or www.ci.redmond.or.us.

COCC continuing education
COCC’s Continuing Education Department is offering the following classes this fall at the Redmond campus:
Computer Essentials I, Oct. 13 and 20, 6-9 p.m. Class suited for absolute beginners. Cost is $49.
Healthy Horses, Mondays, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Oct. 12 through Nov. 16. Learn about horse nutrition, vital signs, recognizing emergency situations, bandaging and first aid, vaccinations, and health problems such as colic and founder from a local veterinarian. Cost is $59. Preregistration is required for all classes. Information: 541-383-7270 or http://noncredit.cocc.edu.

Wilderness to wasteland and back

A walk in the the forest has become a strange experience for those who have enjoyed visiting the Mt. Jefferson Wilderness Area in the past. The 2003 B&B complex fire burned with varying intensity through 91,000 acres of Cascade crest forest, which amounts to most of the 107,000 acre wilderness area south of Mt. Jefferson. It's an area that has gone from wilderness to wasteland and is now, six years later, slowly coming back.
September was National Wilderness Month and it begged the questions of how the wilderness is recovering and how does the forest service manage a wilderness area scared by wildfire? While non-wilderness and private lands are usually replanted, wilderness areas are left to the natural cycle.Walking through the burned off landscape shortly after the fire reminded Forest Service silviculturist Brian Tandy of a moonscape. There was nothing left but ash and rock and snags in the area he walked between Jack Lake and Square Lake. He could count the live trees on one hand. Areas where previous a hiker could barely see the sky were suddenly open. "It's just sort of an eerie feeling when you're out there and nothing's left," he said. The conflagration was in part the result of years of Forest Service success fighting fire. Wilderness areas are generally left alone today, but much of the 100-year history of forest fire suppression was before the advent of designated Wilderness Areas in the 1964 Wilderness Act. Wildfire is a natural part of the forest cycle, with stand-replacement fires occurring an average of every 300 years, Forest Service experts say. Lodge pole pine weakens and becomes susceptible to pine beetle infestations at an age of about 125 years, also setting up conditions for fire."Fire management is the way we've altered it (the forest) the most," said Sisters District Ranger Bill Anthony. "We broke up Mother Nature's basis to do stand replacement in smaller patches." Anthony said the Forest Service is looking at the possibility of planned ignitions in wilderness areas but there are no decisions in place yet. Evidence shows vegetation in the Mt. Jefferson area is coming back, though altitude and which way the land slopes often dictates how. A hike up the Jefferson Creek drainage reveals acres of snow bush overgrowing the trail in the east-facing drainage. Other areas show the return of manzanita and other plants including lodge pole pine, fir and ponderosa. The new trees vary in height from mere inches to several feet. The lakes – Square, Mowich, Duffy, Wasco – all have lines of unburned trees on their shores. but in some places the fire burned all the way to the water's edge. The pattern of fire in the wilderness reveals patches of green trees where the fire perhaps cooled and burned on the ground during the night. The trees on downwind sides of lakes were often spared and the burn pattern was affected by variables ranging from humidity, to wind, to topographical features. "Fire itself is a random beast," said one fire expert. There were winners and losers in the fire. Woodpeckers found good going in the fire aftermath. Spotted owls lost habitat. Game animals have more browse. People largely went elsewhere, putting more pressure on other areas of the forest for recreational uses. Maintaining trails in fast-growing areas of snow bush shrubbery is particularly difficult, according to Deschutes National Forest Trail Program Manager Marv Lang. In some cases they have had to concentrate their efforts on one trail and let another go. Adding to the difficulty, trails in wilderness areas are maintained by non-mechanized means and overall there are about 2,200 miles of trial in the Deschutes National Forest. The fire also added a dimension of danger for visitors – burned trees will eventually fall. The Forest Service fells dangerous trees in areas frequented by the public, but not inside wilderness areas. "In the wilderness, it's meant to be wild and natural," said Anthony.What's certain is the forest will come back in its own way. Trees will eventually push up through the snow bush. The charred snags will fall. Equilibrium between plants will change. But that's what people like Aldo Leopold and Bob Marshall had in mind when, early in the 20th century, they urged that some public lands remain wilderness. Wilderness is almost poetically defined in the Wilderness Act: "A wilderness, in contrast with those areas where man and his works dominate the landscape, is hereby recognized as an area where the earth and its community of life is untrammeled by man, where man himself is a visitor who does not remain." It's important to note that untrammeled doesn't mean untrampled, but means simply to be unconfined or free of interference. Watching the Mt. Jefferson Wilderness Area restore itself will be the reward of visitors for many years to come. "It will go through a couple of hundred years," said Anthony. "You just have to look for a different beauty in it. We've learned to step back and watch it transform itself into another forest."
-- photo and story by Gary G. Newman

Obituaries

Ronald L. Clark
Aug. 1, 1936 - Sept. 28, 2009

Arrangements: Whispering Pines Funeral Home, 541-416-9733
Services: Graveside service was held Friday, October 2 at Juniper Haven Cemetery in Prineville.
Contributions may be made to The National Parkinsons Foundation
1501 NW 9th Ave., Bob Hope Rd. Miami, FL 33136-1494. 1-800-327-4545 or Home Health Care of Prineville, 1201 NE Elm St., Prineville, OR 97754. 541-447-2510.

Alice Mae Welch
April 6, 1923 to Sept. 28, 2009
Arrangements: Arrangements are in the care of the Prineville Funeral Home, 541-447-6459
Services: Memorial service will be held at the Powell Butte Community Center on Saturday, October 10, 2009 at 11 a.m. A private burial will follow in the Powell Butte cemetery.

Norman Orr
Jan. 27, 1949 - Oct. 2, 2009
Arrangements: Prineville Funeral Home, 447-6459
Services: The family will be holding a private service. Cremation was held at the Prineville Heritage Crematory, under the direction of Prineville Funeral Home.

Marion Barbara Grabarits
Sept. 23, 1934 - Sept. 29, 2009
Arrangements: Whispering Pines Funeral Home, 541-416-9733
Services: A celebration of life will be held at 5 p.m., October 17, 2009, at The Eagles Club in Prineville.
Contributions may be made to Pioneer Memorial Hospice, 1201 N.E. Elm St., Prineville, OR 97754. 541-447-2510.

Richard Wayne Breese
July 16, 1935 - Sept. 29, 2009
Arrangements: Whispering Pines Funeral Home, 541-416-9733.
Services have been held.
Contributions may be made to the Prineville Community Church, 520 N.E. Elm St., Prineville, OR, 97754 or Crook County Historical
Society, 246 N. Main St., Prineville, OR 97754.

Kenneth E. Phillips
Aug. 9, 1925 to Oct. 1, 2009
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals, Bend, 541-318-0842
Services: The family will hold a private service to celebrate Ken's life. In lieu of flowers memorials preferred to Partners in Care, Hospice House, 2075 NE Wyatt Ct., Bend, OR 97701

Billybob Bruhns
June 17, 1950 - Sept. 27, 2009
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals - Redmond, 541-504-9485
Services: Graveside service was held at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland, Ore., on Oct. 2. A celebration of life to be held at the Sisters Rodeo Fairgrounds in the near future.

Richard ‘Dick’ Hickmann
April 20, 1928 - Sept. 27, 2009
Arrangements: Baird Funeral Home of Bend, 541-382-0903
Services were held on October 4. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be sent to Partners in Care Hospice, 2075 NE Wyatt Ct., Bend, OR 97701.

Jack Calvin Brownlee
Dec. 8, 1930 to Sept. 30, 2009
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals, Bend In charge of arrangements 541-318-0842
Private family services will be held at a later date.

James ‘Jim’ Charles Southern
Aug. 24, 1922 - Sept. 29, 2009
Arrangements:Bel-Air Funeral Home, 541-475-2241
Memorial service was held on Oct. 6, 2009.

Ronald A. Freund
Aug. 13, 1940 - Sept. 30, 2009
Arrangements: Niswonger-Reynolds Funeral Home, 541 382-2471
A private family service will be held to celebrate his life.

Richard Floyd AnDyke
Jan. 3, 1945 - Sept. 28, 2009
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals - Redmond, 541-504-9485
A service will be held at a later date.

Hal Dove
June 10, 1925 - Sept. 25, 2009
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals - Redmond, 541-504-9485
A service will be held at a later date.

Catharine L. (Faught) Van Osdel
Mar. 25, 1936 - Sept. 29, 2009
Arrangements: Redmond Memorial Chapel, 541-548-3219
Services were held October 5, 2009.

A. ‘Lee’ Currie
June 6, 1931 - Sept. 29, 2009
Arrangements: Deschutes Memorial Chapel, 541-382-5592
No formal services are planned.