January 26, 2010

Event calendar

WEDNESDAY
Jan. 27
“WHEN THE WEB WON’T WORK — USING ONLINE DATABASES”: Learn about electronic databases and how to search Magazines Online. Familiarity with Windows operating system and the Internet required. Preregistration required; free; 9-10:30 a.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1055 or lesliw@dpls.us.

THURSDAY
Jan. 28
REDMOND MERCHANTS MEETING: Free; 8:30 a.m.; Green Plow Coffee Roasters, 436 S.W. Sixth St., Redmond; 541-548-5081.
“SPANISH COMPUTER CLASS — EDIT A REPORT WITH WORD”: Learn basic functions of MS Word and how to save and edit a report. Familiarity with Windows operating system required. Taught in Spanish. Preregistration required; free; 9-10:30 a.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1066 or sarahv@dpls.us.
“NOT UNTIL YOU KNOW MY STORY”: A series of 14 plays focusing on a variety of social justice issues in the workplace; free; 6:30-8:30 p.m.; Central Oregon Community College, Hitchcock Auditorium, 2600 N.W. College Way, Bend; 541-383-7412.
CENTRAL OREGON WRITERS GUILD: Guest speaker, Bend publisher Pamela Hulse Andrews, will speak on the topic, “The Accidental Writer.” Andrews is founder and owner of Cascade Publications, Inc. She will talk about her process for writing the editorials featured in her publications. The group meets on the fourth Thursday of each month. Open to all; free; 6:30-9 p.m.; Central Oregon Community College, Redmond campus, 2030 S.E. College Loop, Redmond; Elsie Rochna,541-923-0896 or www.CentralOregonWritersGuild.com.

FRIDAY
Jan. 29
“SEARCHING THE INTERNET”: Learn how to perform searches on the Internet and select the right search tool. Familiarity with Windows operating system and the Internet required. Preregistration required; free; 9-10:30 a.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1055 or jenniferp@dpls.us.
AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOODMOBILE: Blood donations needed; 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; Redmond Grange, 707 S.W. Kalama Ave., Redmond.
LIVE MUSIC: Performance by NTT; free; 6-8:30 p.m.; WineStyles, 249 N.W. Sixth St., Suite 1, Redmond; 541-526-0489.
ALLAN BYER PERFORMS: Local singer/songwriter will perform original music and selected Bruce Cockburn covers; free; 7-9 p.m.; Green Plow Coffee Roasters, 436 S.W. Sixth St., Redmond; 541-516-1128.
SIZZLING SALSA: Learn the basic Latin steps including classic Salsa, Rumba and Mambo. Ages 16 and up; $15; 7-8 p.m.; Redmond Area Park and Recreation District Activity Center, 335 S.E. Jackson St., Redmond; 541-548-7275 or www.raprd.org.

SATURDAY
Jan. 30
SCIENCE AND MATH FAIR: The Bend branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) will partner with local Girl Scout troops for a Science and Math Fair. Registration through the Girl Scout troops must be submitted by Jan. 22 to the Girl Scout Center, 908 N.E. Fourth St., Bend; $10; 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.; Elks Lodge, 63120 N.E. Boyd Acres Road, Bend; 541-389-8146.
YOUTH CHOIR OF CENTRAL OREGON: Premiere and Debut choirs perform a winter concert; $10; 7 p.m., doors open 6:30 p.m.; Church of the Nazarene, 1270 N.E. 27th St., Bend; 541-385-0470 or www.ycco.org.

SUNDAY
Jan. 31
CASCADE HORIZON BAND: The senior band performs a winter concert featuring selections from “Chicago,” Sousa, “White Christmas” and more; donations accepted; 2 p.m.; Sisters High School, 1700 W. McKinney Butte Road, Sisters; 541-382-2712, cascadehorizonband@yahoo.com or http://cascadehorizonband.org.

WEDNESDAY
Feb. 3
ART WALK: Artists demonstrations and refreshments, 4-6:30 p.m.; The Design Center, 2127 S. Highway 97, Redmond;

SATURDAY
Feb. 6
GET CRAFTY: Kids in grades 6-8 can explore the artist within while creating 3-D string art; $15; 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Redmond Area Park and Recreation District Activity Center, 335 S.E. Jackson St., Redmond; 541-548-7275.
CRAB FEED FUNDRAISER: Meal features crab, bread, an assortment of beverages and more; ages 21 and older only; proceeds benefit the student technology program at St. Thomas Academy of Redmond; $20; 4-8 p.m.; St. Thomas Parish Hall, 12th Street and Evergreen Avenue, Redmond; 541-548-3785 or stthomasacademy@bendbroadband.com.
LIVE MUSIC: By BELLAVIA, an eclectic blues, jazz, pop trio comprised of three longtime Central Oregon musicians; free; 6-8:30 p.m.; WineStyles, 249 N.W. Sixth St., Suite 1, Redmond; 541-526-0489.

Community Food Assessment workshop
Learn about local food and farming, share knowledge and concerns and create a plan and begin taking action for change at the FEAST workshop (Food Education Agriculture Solutions Together) Feb. 4, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. The Central Oregon Community Food Assessment workshop will address hunger and nutrition, access to local food and local food production. The workshop will be held at Redmond Community Church. There is a $5 fee to cover food; no one will be turned away for lack of funds. Seats are limited. Contact Sydney Leonard at sydneyl@neighborimpact.org to register.

Teen activities for February
Visit Redmond Library’s Teen Room Thursdays for fun activities: Feb. 4 create a pixel image of your favorite anime or game character; Feb. 11 learn to make bottle cap Valentine. Both programs 3:15-4:45 p.m.; all materials provided, refreshments available; free, for more information call 541-312-1063.

When is Date Night?
Merchants in downtown Redmond are sponsoring a drawing for three Date Night baskets, full of food, movie tickets, CDs, flowers, candy, gift certificates and more. Sign up at any business displaying a big red heart, only available to age 21 and over. Drawing will be held Feb. 12 during Friday Night Music, 7-9 p.m. at Green Plow Coffee. Information: 541-923-5191.

My furry Valentine
The Humane Society of Redmond is holding a full week of adoption specials Feb. 8-13; complimentary Valentine gift bags will be given out for the first 25 dog adoptions. Feb. 12 from 10 a.m-5 p.m. and Feb. 13 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. cookies and refreshments will be served; 541-923-0882.

Park and Rec for all ages
Redmond Area Park and Recreation District is offering a variety of programs in February on Choice Fridays when schools are not in session, including voice class for grades 9-12, martial arts, guitar, and fitness strength training. For more information log onto www.choicefriday.org.
RAPRD afterschool programs include knitting, street dance, and art classes. For more information log onto www.raprd.org.
Redmond Park and Recreation District winter classes for February include choices such as babysitters training, springboard diving, sock knitting, horseback riding indoors, parent and toddler music playgroup, T-ball for preschoolers and a cheerleading clinic. For more information log into www.raprd.org.

Obituaries

William ‘Bill’ John Jeffery, of Culver
Sept. 25, 1968 - Jan. 21, 2010
Arrangements: Whispering Pines Funeral Home, 541-416-9733
A memorial service will be held 11:00 A.M. Sunday, January 31, 2010 at Les Schwab Tire Center in Madras, Oregon. A gathering will take place afterwards at the home of Katrina and Jeffrey Worley, 576 NW Glass Dr., Madras, Oregon.
Contributions may be made to:
BMC Infusions Center, 1501 NE Medical Center Dr. Bend, OR 97701 in Bill Jeffery’s name.

Emma Jane Woodward, of Mitchell
May 9, 1920 - Jan. 21, 2010
Arrangements: Whispering Pines Funeral Home, 541-416-9733
A memorial service will be held Saturday, January 30, 2010 at 12:00 P.M. at the First Baptist Church in Prineville, Oregon.
Contributions may be made to West Branch Cemetery Fund c/o Betty Woodward, 16089 Hwy 26, Mitchell, OR 97750.

Carol E. Newhouse, of Prineville
Sept. 13, 1929 - Jan. 17, 2010
Arrangements: Prineville Funeral Home, 541-447-6459
Funeral services were held on Friday, January 22, 2010.
Contributions may be made to American Heart Association, 1425 NE Irving #100, Portland, OR 97232.

Robert ‘Bob’ Wayne Jensen, of Terrebonne
June 10, 1929 - Jan. 21, 2010
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals - Redmond, 541-504-9485
No services.
Contributions may be made to: Hospice of Redmond, 732 SW 23rd, Redmond, OR 97756.

Mary E. Perry, of Redmond
Sept. 8, 1933 - Jan. 15, 2010
Arrangements: Redmond Memorial Chapel, 541-548-3219
Burial was at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland on Tuesday, January 19, 2010.

Ernice C. Lowman, of Redmond
Jan. 30, 1924 - Jan. 19, 2010
Arrangements: Major Family Funeral Home, Springfield, Oregon, 541-746-9667
No services are planned at this time.

Arthur H. Cook, of Redmond
Sept. 14, 1936 - Jan. 16, 2010
Arrangements: Affordable Burial & Cremation Co., Newport, OR, 541-265-7111
No services are going to be held

Kathleen Mildred Elliott, of Redmond
March 16, 1918 - Jan. 14, 2010
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals-Redmond, 541-504-9485
Services will be held at a later date.

Joseph David Koch, of Carlsbad, NM (formerly of Redmond)
Dec. 16, 1967 - Jan. 20, 2010

Services will be held in Lake Grove, Ore., at a later date

Melvin W. Schult
Feb. 18, 1933 - January 8, 2010
At the age of 76 years old, Melvin W. Schult died January 8, 2010. He joins his wife of 51 years, Norma J. Schult, who died on May 17, 2007. They rest together. Mel completes a life of accomplishments: academics, a successful professional career and community involvement. He graduated from Redmond Union High School in 1950. Mel was a veteran, serving in the United States Air Force for four years, and reached the rank of captain. He graduated from Oregon State University and received an MBA from Santa Clara University. Mel was a financial officer for Beaver Coaches and RDC Machining. He enjoyed building the homes he shared with Norma, and outdoor recreation including hiking, boating, and fishing.
Melvin is survived by his son, Bryan and his wife, Della; their sons, Gregory, Nick, and Shawn. He is also survived by his sister, Vernell Whipple and her husband, Don; two brothers, Dale Schult and his wife, JoAnne, Earl Schult and his wife, Marionne; Norma's brothers, Darrel, Norvin and his wife, Evelyn Liska.
A graveside service at the West Lawn Memorial Park in Eugene is being arranged. Friends and family are encouraged to contact Evelyn Liska through Lane Memorial Funeral Home, Eugene, Ore. Condolences may be offered via e-mail to the family at danerimortuary@sbcglobal.net
Arrangements have been entrusted to Daneri Mortuary in Jackson, Calif., 209-223-0793.

Kathleen M. (Percival) Elliott
March 16, 1918 - Jan. 14, 2010
Kathleen Elliott, was born in Madras, Ore. to Sydney and Alice (McReynolds) Percival on March 16, 1918. Kathleen was an avid rockhound and antique collector. She was a gifted pianist who shared her talent at many places around Central Oregon. She graduated from Madras High School in 1936 and then attended OSU.
She was married to Fred H. Elliott in 1938, and they farmed at the foot of Cinder Butte, just north of Redmond. Many years were spent working a Grade A dairy.
She is survived by C. Jane Wormington, Edward M. Elliott, Georgia A. Surplus, E. Louise Seal and Phyllis K. Bussett.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred Elliott and a son, Raymond D. Elliott; also four sisters and two brothers. She has 16 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.
A service to honor her life and mourn her passing is planned for 2 p.m. Friday, January 29 at the Redmond Senior Center on Dogwood, just east of the Redmond Fire Hall. Inurnment was along side her husband in the Ten Commandments Garden at Deschutes Memorial Gardens.
Autumn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to the Redmond Senior Center.

January 20, 2010

Event calendar

THURSDAY
Jan. 21
“SPANISH COMPUTER CLASS — USING MS OFFICE PROGRAMS”: Introduces users to MS Office 2000 programs. Taught in Spanish. Preregistration required; free; 9-10:30 a.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1066 or sarahv@dpls.us.
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 before class starts; free; 9-11 a.m.; COIC WorkSource Bend, 1645 N.E. Forbes Road, Bend; 541-389-9661 or www.coic.org.
BACKPACK EXPLORERS: Parents and children ages 3 and 4 experience science, art, body movement, stories and songs; this month’s theme is “Cats!”; $20 per child, $15 for additional child, or $15 per child and $10 for additional child for museum members; 9:30-11 a.m.; High Desert Museum, 59800 S. Highway 97, Bend; 541-382-4754 or www.highdesertmuseum.org.
VIDEO GAME DAY: Play Wii, Guitar Hero, Rock Band and more. Kids can bring their own video games if rated E or T. Ages 12 to 17 only. Snacks provided; free; 3:15-4:45 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1063.
“MAXED OUT — LESSONS ON CREDIT CARDS”: Part of NeighborImpact’s financial fitness series. Watch and discuss a documentary about the credit card industry. Preregistration required; free; 5:30-7:30 p.m.; NeighborImpact, 2303 S.W. First St., Redmond; 541-318-7506, ext. 109 or somerh@neighborimpact.org.

FRIDAY
Jan. 22
“CREATING A RÉSUMÉ WITH WORD”: Familiarity with Windows operating system and MS Office programs required. Preregistration required; free; 9-10:30 a.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1055 or jenniferp@dpls.us.
BACKPACK EXPLORERS: Parents and children ages 3 and 4 experience science, art, body movement, stories and songs; this month’s theme is “Cats!”; $20 per child, $15 for additional child, or $15 per child and $10 for additional child for museum members; 9:30-11 a.m.; High Desert Museum, 59800 S. Highway 97, Bend; 541-382-4754 or www.highdesertmuseum.org.
LINDY GRAVELLE PERFORMS: Local singer/songwriter Lindy Gravelle will perform; free; 6-8:30 p.m.; WineStyles, 249 N.W. Sixth St., Suite 1, Redmond; 541-526-0489.
A MUSICAL SHABBAT: Temple Beth Tikvah, Bend’s Reform Jewish congregation, will host Cantor Ida Rae Cahana for a musical Shabbat. Open to the public. Cantor Cahana is a recognized soloist in light opera, musical theater and oratorio; 7:30 p.m.; First United Methodist Church, 680 N.W. Bond St., Bend; 541-504-5368.

SATURDAY
Jan. 23
FREE FAMILY SATURDAY: The High Desert Museum offers complimentary admission for the whole family; free; High Desert Museum, 59800 S. Highway 97, Bend; 541-382-4754.
REDMOND GRANGE BREAKFAST: Featuring sourdough pancakes, eggs, ham, coffee and more; proceeds benefit the Redmond High School wind ensemble; $5, $3 ages 12 and younger; 7-10:30 a.m.; Redmond Grange, 707 S.W. Kalama Ave., Redmond; 541-480-4495.
DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY LEVEL I: A class on digital photography for the absolute beginner. Basic Windows/Mac experience 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.
DOG FUN MATCH: Dogs compete in a variety of classes; proceeds benefit the Deschutes County 4-H dog program; $5 per class, free for spectators; 9 a.m., 8:15 a.m. registration; North Sister, Three Sisters Conference and Convention Center, Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, 3800 S.W. Airport Way, Redmond; 541-280-3856.
WIRE JEWELRY WORKSHOP: Create unique jewelry pieces using wire, beads and various findings. Learn new techniques and improve on the basics with new projects. All skill levels; $39; 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; Central Oregon Community College, Redmond campus, 2030 S.E. College Loop, Redmond; 541-383-7270.
CLUB PARTY: Featuring DJs, a dance contest and more; proceeds benefit the Humane Society of Redmond; $10; 8 p.m.-midnight; Humane Society of Redmond, 1355 N.E. Hemlock Ave., Redmond; 541-923-0882.
COSMIC SWIM: Music, lights and games for middle school students only. Must show student I.D; $2.50; 8-10 p.m.; Cascade Swim Center, 465 S.W. Rimrock Way, Redmond; 541-548-7275.

SUNDAY
Jan. 24
LATIN SUNG MASS: The Society of St. Gregory the Great will sponsor a Latin sung Mass in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite, the Third Sunday after Epiphany. The public is welcome; free; A reception will follow at the Phoenix Inn, Bend, from 3-5 p.m.; St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church & School, 2450 N.E. 27th St., Bend; Stephanie Swee,541-923-0574 or www.unavoceco.org.
RESOLUTION HEALTHY DIET: A presentation to help equip people with the tools and information to make healthy diet choices part of a lifestyle, not just a New Year resolution. Open to the public; free; 2 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1032.
DISAPPOINTMENTS AND DISASTERS, OVERCOMING ADVERSITY: Mark Hughes, founder of The Karma Institute, a nonprofit organization, will give a presentation on coping with matters like the loss of a job, a home, retirement funds and more. Open to the public; free; 6 p.m.; Spiritual Awareness Community , 157 NW Franklin Ave., Bend; 503-819-3642.

TUESDAY
Jan. 26
“FLOW”: A screening of the documentary about the mounting world water crisis; free; 6:30-8:30 p.m.; First Presbyterian Church, 230 N.E. Ninth St., Bend; 541-815-6504.
WEDNESDAY
Jan. 27
“WHEN THE WEB WON’T WORK — USING ONLINE DATABASES”: Learn about electronic databases and how to search Magazines Online. Familiarity with Windows operating system and the Internet required. Preregistration required; free; 9-10:30 a.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1055 or lesliw@dpls.us.
SCHOOL BOARD;Redmond School Board meeting, 5:30 p.m.; 145 S.E. Salmon Ave.; agenda at www.redmond.k12.or.us.

THURSDAY
Jan. 28
REDMOND MERCHANTS MEETING: Free; 8:30 a.m.; Green Plow Coffee Roasters, 436 S.W. Sixth St., Redmond; 541-548-5081.
“SPANISH COMPUTER CLASS — EDIT A REPORT WITH WORD”: Learn basic functions of MS Word and how to save and edit a report. Familiarity with Windows operating system required. Taught in Spanish. Preregistration required; free; 9-10:30 a.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1066 or sarahv@dpls.us.
“NOT UNTIL YOU KNOW MY STORY”: A series of 14 plays focusing on a variety of social justice issues in the workplace; free; 6:30-8:30 p.m.; Central Oregon Community College, Hitchcock Auditorium, 2600 N.W. College Way, Bend; 541-383-7412.
CENTRAL OREGON WRITERS GUILD: Guest speaker, Bend publisher Pamela Hulse Andrews, will speak on the topic, “The Accidental Writer.” Andrews is founder and owner of Cascade Publications, Inc. She will talk about her process for writing the editorials featured in her publications. The group meets on the fourth Thursday of each month. Open to all; free; 6:30-9 p.m.; Central Oregon Community College, Redmond campus, 2030 S.E. College Loop, Redmond; Elsie Rochna,541-923-0896 or www.CentralOregonWritersGuild.com.

FRIDAY
Jan. 29
“SEARCHING THE INTERNET”: Learn how to perform searches on the Internet and select the right search tool. Familiarity with Windows operating system and the Internet required. Preregistration required; free; 9-10:30 a.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1055 or jenniferp@dpls.us.
AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOODMOBILE: Blood donations needed; 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; Redmond Grange, 707 S.W. Kalama Ave., Redmond.
LIVE MUSIC: Performance by NTT; free; 6-8:30 p.m.; WineStyles, 249 N.W. Sixth St., Suite 1, Redmond; 541-526-0489.
ALLAN BYER PERFORMS: Local singer/songwriter will perform original music and selected Bruce Cockburn covers; free; 7-9 p.m.; Green Plow Coffee Roasters, 436 S.W. Sixth St., Redmond; 541-516-1128.
SIZZLING SALSA: Learn the basic Latin steps including classic Salsa, Rumba and Mambo. Ages 16 and up; $15; 7-8 p.m.; Redmond Area Park and Recreation District, Activity Center, 335 S.E. Jackson St., Redmond; 541-548-7275 or www.raprd.org.

SATURDAY
Jan. 30
SCIENCE AND MATH FAIR: The Bend branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) will partner with local Girl Scouts troops for a Science and Math Fair. Registration through the Girl Scout Troops must be submitted by Jan. 22 to the Girl Scout Center, 908 N.E. Fourth St., Bend; $10; 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.; Elks Lodge, 63120 N.E. Boyd Acres Road, Bend; 541-389-8146.
GUN CLUB DINNER: Redmond Rod & Gun Club annual fundraising banquet, 6 p.m.; Redmond VFW Hall; silent and live auction, raffles, dinner; for tickets contact Jerry, 541-420-2897 or Gerry, 541-504-7716.

SUNDAY
Jan. 31
CASCADE HORIZON BAND: The senior band performs a winter concert featuring selections from “Chicago,” Sousa, “White Christmas” and more; donations accepted; 2 p.m.; Sisters High School, 1700 W. McKinney Butte Road, Sisters; 541-382-2712, cascadehorizonband@yahoo.com or http://cascadehorizonband.org.
PLANNING COMMISSION: Redmond Urban Area Planning Commission meeting, 7 p.m., conference room A, 716 S.W. Evergreen ave.; agenda at www.ci.redmond.or.us.

SATURDAY
Feb. 6
GET CRAFTY: Kids in grades 6-8 can explore the artist within while creating 3-D string art; $15; 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Redmond Area Park and Recreation District, Activity Center, 335 S.E. Jackson St., Redmond; 541-548-7275.
CRAB FEED FUNDRAISER: Meal features crab, bread, an assortment of beverages and more; ages 21 and older only; proceeds benefit the student technology program at St. Thomas Academy of Redmond; $20; 4-8 p.m.; St. Thomas Parish Hall, 12th Street and Evergreen Avenue, Redmond; 541-548-3785 or stthomasacademy@bendbroadband.com.
LIVE MUSIC: By BELLAVIA, an eclectic blues, jazz, pop trio comprised of three longtime Central Oregon musicians; free; 6-8:30 p.m.; WineStyles, 249 N.W. Sixth St., Suite 1, Redmond; 541-526-0489.

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

Kidsing Musical Adventures
The Redmond Public Library will host Kidsing: Musical Adventures, each Friday, 10:15 to 11 a.m., Jan. 22 through March 5. Children ages 3 to 5 will explore music through songs, movement, games and instruments, with hands-on fun. Sponsored by the Cascade Community School of Music and the Friends of the Redmond Library. Free. Space is limited to 20 children per class. Information: 541-312-1054.

Parenting class in Redmond
The Family Resource Center is hosting a parenting class, “Making Parenting A Pleasure,” for parents with children ages infant to 8, Tuesdays, 6-8 p.m., Jan. 26 to April 12, in the M.A. Lynch Elementary School library. Classes will teach parents positive and encouraging skills for realistic expectations, age appropriate discipline, communication skills and how to reduce stress. Free dinner and childcare provided. Scholarships are available. Information: 541-389-5468.

Learn to belly dance
COCC Continuing Education Department will host a belly dancing class Tuesdays, 6:30-8 p.m., Jan. 26 through March 16, at the Redmond Senior Center, 325 N.W. Dogwood Ave. Learn basic movements and add touches like veils and zills. All levels welcome. Cost is $45. Information: 541-383-7270 or http://noncredit.cocc.edu.

Learn the Arabic language
The Redmond Area Park and Recreation District will host a class on speaking, reading and writing Arabic Mondays and Wednesdays, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Feb. 8 through March 3, at the Cascade Swim Center 465 S.W. Rimrock Way, Redmond. For ages 10 and up. Cost is $25 with softcover book; $30 with hardcover book. Information: 541-548-7275.

After school martial arts
The Redmond Area Park and Recreation District offers an after-school Blue Dragons Strength Training class Wednesdays, 4-4:30 p.m., Feb. 3-24, at Obsidian Middle School. This is a mixed martial arts program incorporating Chinese style martial arts with simple gymnastics, yoga and creative movement. Cost is $20 or $6 drop-in. Information: 541-548-7275.

Shots for tots
The Redmond Rotary Shots for Tots Clinic will be held Saturday, Jan. 30 at the Redmond High School Hugh Hartman Campus, 2105 W. Antler Ave., from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This is the 12th year Redmond Rotary Club has partnered with the Deschutes County Health Department to provide immunizations required for school age children. Immunizations are free of charge. No influenza or H1N1 shots are available at this clinic. Parents should be sure to bring immunization records.

Bittersweet birthday

One of Redmond's most iconic buildings celebrated its 88th birthday last week, with tours and displays of historical information.

The celebration was bittersweet because when the school year concludes, Evergreen Elementary will close and students and staff will be dispersed to other schools, including the under-construction elementary school on Southwest Wickiup Avenue, which will open in September.

The school district has the property listed for sale at $3.5 million. Compass Commercial, the district’s agent, has had several developers inquire about the building, but none have made offers, said Doug Snyder, district facilities manager.

The school district intends to close down the building this summer if no one has purchased the building. A long-term rental could be an option, Snyder said, but that would essentially take it off the market.

To help make the property more attractive to buyers, the city’s urban renewal agency is considering adding the site to the Downtown Urban Renewal District, which would make urban renewal funds available for a public-private development projects at the school.

“As part of our analysis and due diligence about whether or not to extend the downtown urban renewal district and expand the boundaries to include Evergreen Elementary school, the Urban Renewal Agency will contract with a consultant to analyze the feasibility of adaptively reusing the facility for private and/or public uses. This analysis should include a financial analysis based on code issues and financial incentives available for redevelopment of historic/cultural resources,” said Heather Richards, Redmond Community Development Department Director.

The request for proposals to consulting firms was due out this week , with responses and proposals due back in two weeks, and a final report by April.

Richards also mentioned the possibility of trying to place the building on the National Register of Historic Places. Such a designation would give a 20 percent tax credit to a developer who wished to restore the building.

Snyder said the district has not pursued the historic designation and would leave that to a potential buyer. Placing a building on the national register has pros and cons, he said. While being on the register can provide some funds for renovation, the funding comes with stringent requirements that would impact the cost of repairs and limit what a developer could do with the buildings, he added.

- story by Trish Pinkerton

Obituaries

Cleta Laverne Cable
Jan. 21, 1922 - Jan. 15, 2010
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals-Redmond, 541-504-9485
Services are private.
Contributions may be made to: Hospice of Redmond-Sisters, 732 SW 23rd, , Redmond, OR., 97756.

Jacquelyn Ann MacNeill
Nov. 12, 1943 - Jan. 11, 2010
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals - Redmond, 541-504-9485
Celebration of Life service to be held at a later date
Contributions may be made to Redmond Humane Society.

Stanley Nestor Kowalchuck
Sept. 9, 1930 - Jan. 9, 2010
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals - Redmond, 541-504-9485
Per family wishes, no services to be held.

Katherine L. Hunt
Feb. 4, 1920 - Jan. 10, 2010
Albany-Katherine Lucille was born on February 4, 1920, in Drain, Oregon, to parents Frank and Louise (Putman) Cunningham and was a direct descendent of Jesse Applegate, early Oregon settler.
She grew up in Drain and married Edgar Hunt, who preceded her in death.
They lived in Central Oregon for 50 years, where she worked as a LPN in Prineville and Deschutes County. In 1988, she moved to Salem where she resided until 2003, when she moved to Albany to be near her daughters.
She was a member of Salem Alliance Church and had served a mission in Odessa, Ukraine. She enjoyed traveling and her family.
Katherine is survived by her daughters, Marylou Tiede of Lenore, Idaho; Janice Brehm of Salem, Ore.; Janell Virgin of Albany, Ore.; Linda Finlayson of Vancouver, Wash.; and Judith Gilbertson of Albany, Ore.; 15 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren and 11 great-great-grandchildren.
Services were held January 13 at Virgil T. Golden Funeral Service with private interment at Redmond Memorial Cemetery. Contributions may be given in her honor to the American Diabetes Association.

January 13, 2010

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WEDNESDAY
Jan. 13
“INTRODUCTION TO THE INTERNET”: Learn how to use Internet Explorer, the Web and how to browse the library’s Internet links. Familiarity with Windows operating system required. Preregistration required; free; 9-10:30 a.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1055 or lesliw@dpls.us.
EVERGREEN ELEMENTARY ANNIVERSARY: The public is invited to celebrate the school’s 88th anniversary during an open house. School building tours begin at 2 p.m. in the library. An assembly will be held at 3:30 p.m. in the gym; free; 2-4 p.m.; Evergreen Elementary School, 437 S.W. Ninth St., Redmond; 541-923-4865.
AIRPORT COMMISSION: Redmond Airport Commission meeting, 5:30 p.m., 446 S.W. Seventh 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.

THURSDAY
Jan. 14
“SPANISH COMPUTER CLASS — FIRST STEPS”: Covers mouse skills, scrolling and other basic tasks with Windows 2000 operating system. Taught in Spanish. Preregistration required; free; 9-10:30 a.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1066 or sarahv@dpls.us.
GOOD CHAIR, GREAT BOOKS: Read and discuss “The Last Chinese Chef” by Nicole Mones; bring a lunch; free; noon; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1064.
CENTENNIAL: Redmond Centennial Advisory Committee meeting, 5 p.m., conference room A, 716 S.W. Evergreen Ave.; agenda at www.ci.redmond.or.us.
BOARD GAME DAY: Play checkers, Monopoly, Apples To Apples and more. Kids are invited to bring their own games. Ages 12 to 17 only. Free. Snacks provided; free; 3:15-4:45 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1063.
MR. RHS CARNIVAL FUNDRAISER: Featuring games, prizes and more; proceeds benefit the neonatal intensive care unit at St. Charles Bend; $3; 6-8 p.m.; Redmond High School, 675 S.W. Rimrock Way, Redmond; 541-923-4800, ext. 2144.
SPAGHETTI DINNER AND ART AUCTION: Fifth-graders will prepare a spaghetti dinner to help raise money for a science field trip to Camp Hancock in March. The evening also features a silent auction with wildlife art projects by John Tuck students; $8 adults; $5 children; free for children three and under; 6-8 p.m.; John Tuck Elementary School, 209 N.W. 10th St., Redmond; 541-923-4884.

FRIDAY
Jan. 15
BINGO: Open to the public; minimum buy-in $9; Doors open at 4 p.m. First game starts at 6 p.m.; American Legion Post #44, 708 S.W. Eighth St., Redmond; 541-548-5688.
DEADLY GALLOWS: The Reno, Nev.-based pirate band performs, with Larry and His Flask and Bo Deens; $5; 8:30 p.m.; Silver Moon Brewing & Taproom, 24 N.W. Greenwood Ave., Bend; 541-388-8331 or www.myspace.com/silvermoonbrewing.

SATURDAY
Jan. 16
“YEAR OF THE FOREST — HUMAN CONNECTIONS” EXHIBIT OPENS: New exhibit explores how forests are vital to life on Earth and our way of life in the American West; exhibit runs through Dec. 12; included in the price of admission; $10 adults, $9 ages 65 and older, $6 ages 5-12, free ages 4 and younger; 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; High Desert Museum, 59800 S. Highway 97, Bend; 541-382-4754 or www.highdesertmuseum.org.
CENTRAL OREGON WEDDING & EVENT SHOW: Featuring fashion shows and a showcase of wedding services; bring a can of nonperishable food for Bethlehem Inn; 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; The Riverhouse Convention Center, 3075 N. Highway 97, Bend; 541-383-8268 or www.thecoshow.com.
BINGO: Featuring multiple bingo games; proceeds benefit the Redmond Area Park and Recreation District scholarship fund; $14 or $15; 1 p.m., doors open at noon; Redmond Senior Center, 325 N.W. Dogwood Ave., Redmond; 541-548-7275.
“LOVE LETTERS”: An imaginative reading of letters between people who grew up together and went their separate ways; followed by a dessert and champagne reception; $20, $15 ages 60 and older, $12 students; 7:30 p.m.; Greenwood Playhouse, 148 N.W. Greenwood Ave., Bend; 541-389-0803.

SUNDAY
Jan. 17
BINGO: Open to the public; minimum buy-in $9; Doors open at 10:30 a.m. First game starts at 12:30 p.m.; American Legion Post #44, 708 S.W. Eighth St., Redmond; 541-548-5688.
“LOVE LETTERS”: An imaginative reading of letters between people who grew up together and went their separate ways; $20, $15 ages 60 and older, $12 students; 2 p.m.; Greenwood Playhouse, 148 N.W. Greenwood Ave., Bend; 541-389-0803.

MONDAY
Jan. 18
FAMILY DAY OF FUN: Featuring activities for children ages 5 and younger and their families; proceeds benefit Together for Children; $5 per family; 10 a.m.-1 p.m.; Vern Patrick Elementary School, 3001 S.W. Obsidian Ave., Redmond; 541-389-9317.

TUESDAY
Jan. 19
CENTRAL OREGON PLACE NAMES: Bend Genealogical Society presents a program by Steve Lent, assistant director of the A.R. Bowman Memorial Museum, who will speak about the origins of Central Oregon place names; free; 10 a.m.; Williamson Hall, 2200 N.E. U.S. Highway 20, Bend; 541-317-8978 or541-317-9553.
AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOODMOBILE: Blood donations needed; 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 450 S.W. Rimrock Way, Redmond; 541-548-3684.
PUBLIC ART: Redmond Commission for Art in Public Places meeting, 4:30 p.m.; 716 S.W. Evergreen Ave.; agenda at www.ci.redmond.or.us.

WEDNESDAY
Jan. 20
“CREATING A BUDGET SPREADSHEET WITH EXCEL”: Learn how to create, edit and save a budget spreadsheet. Familiarity with Windows operating system and MS Office programs required. Preregistration required; free; 9-10:30 a.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1055 or lesliw@dpls.us.
HAPPY FEET VOLLEYBALL: For ages 3 to 5. All classes are parent participatory and all are encouraged to play. Wear tennis shoes; $3; 1-1:45 p.m.; Redmond Area Park and Recreation District, Activity Center, 335 S.E. Jackson St., Redmond; 541-548-7275 or www.raprd.org.
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 Jan 21 and 22 from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; Central Oregon Community College, 2600 N.W. College Way, Bend; 541-383-7290 or www.cocc.edu.

THURSDAY
Jan. 21
“SPANISH COMPUTER CLASS — USING MS OFFICE PROGRAMS”: Introduces users to MS Office 2000 programs. Taught in Spanish. Preregistration required; free; 9-10:30 a.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1066 or sarahv@dpls.us.
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 before class starts; free; 9-11 a.m.; COIC WorkSource Bend, 1645 N.E. Forbes Road, Bend; 541-389-9661 or www.coic.org.
BACKPACK EXPLORERS: Parents and children ages 3 and 4 experience science, art, body movement, stories and songs; this month’s theme is “Cats!”; $20 per child, $15 for additional child, or $15 per child and $10 for additional child for museum members; 9:30-11 a.m.; High Desert Museum, 59800 S. U.S. Highway 97, Bend; 541-382-4754 or www.highdesertmuseum.org.
VIDEO GAME DAY: Play Wii, Guitar Hero, Rock Band and more. Kids can bring their own video games if rated E or T. Ages 12 to 17 only. Snacks provided; free; 3:15-4:45 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1063.

FRIDAY
Jan. 22
“CREATING A RÉSUMÉ WITH WORD”: Familiarity with Windows operating system and MS Office programs required. Preregistration required; free; 9-10:30 a.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1055 or jenniferp@dpls.us.
BACKPACK EXPLORERS: Parents and children ages 3 and 4 experience science, art, body movement, stories and songs; this month’s theme is “Cats!”; $20 per child, $15 for additional child, or $15 per child and $10 for additional child for museum members; 9:30-11 a.m.; High Desert Museum, 59800 S. U.S. Highway 97, Bend; 541-382-4754 or www.highdesertmuseum.org.
MONSTER X TOUR: Monster trucks compete in vertical and freestyle contests; $18, $10 children in advance; $20, $13 children day of show; 7:30 p.m.; Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, 3800 S.W. Airport Way, Redmond; www.monstertruckent.com.

SATURDAY
Jan. 23
FREE FAMILY SATURDAY: The High Desert Museum offers complimentary admission for the whole family; free; ; High Desert Museum, 59800 S. U.S. Highway 97, Bend; 541-382-4754.
REDMOND GRANGE BREAKFAST: Featuring sourdough pancakes, eggs, ham, coffee and more; proceeds benefit the Redmond High School wind ensemble; $5, $3 ages 12 and younger; 7-10:30 a.m.; Redmond Grange, 707 S.W. Kalama Ave., Redmond; 541-480-4495.
DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY LEVEL I: A class on digital photography for the absolute beginner. Basic Windows/Mac experience 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.
WIRE JEWELRY WORKSHOP: Create unique jewelry pieces using wire, beads and various findings. Learn new techniques and improve on the basics with new projects. All skill levels; $39; 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; Central Oregon Community College, Redmond campus, 2030 S.E. College Loop, Redmond; 541-383-7270.
WINTER BOOK SALE: The Friends of the Bend Public Library host a book sale; free admission; 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Deschutes Library Administration Building, 507 N.W. Wall St., Bend; 541-389-1622.
MONSTER X TOUR: Monster trucks compete in vertical and freestyle contests; $18, $10 children in advance; $20, $13 children day of show; 7:30 p.m.; Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, 3800 S.W. Airport Way, Redmond; www.monstertruckent.com.
CLUB PARTY: Featuring DJs, a dance contest and more; proceeds benefit the Humane Society of Redmond; $10; 8 p.m.-midnight; Humane Society of Redmond, 1355 N.E. Hemlock Ave., Redmond; 541-923-0882.
COSMIC SWIM: Music, lights and games for middle school students only. Must show student I.D; $2.50; 8-10 p.m.; Cascade Swim Center, 465 S.W. Rimrock Way, Redmond; 541-548-7275.

TUESDAY
Jan. 26
THE POPOVICH COMEDY PET CIRCUS: Family-friendly comedy and juggling by Gregory Popovich, with his performing pets; $40 VIP, $26.50 adults, $18 children; 7 p.m.; Tower Theatre, 835 N.W. Wall St., Bend; 541-317-0700 or www.towertheatre.org.

WEDNESDAY
Jan. 27
“WHEN THE WEB WON’T WORK — USING ONLINE DATABASES”: Learn about electronic databases and how to search Magazines Online. Familiarity with Windows operating system and the Internet required. Preregistration required; free; 9-10:30 a.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1055 or lesliw@dpls.us.

THURSDAY
Jan. 28
“SPANISH COMPUTER CLASS — EDIT A REPORT WITH WORD”: Learn basic functions of MS Word and how to save and edit a report. Familiarity with Windows operating system required. Taught in Spanish. Preregistration required; free; 9-10:30 a.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1066 or sarahv@dpls.us.
“NOT UNTIL YOU KNOW MY STORY”: A series of 14 plays focusing on a variety of social justice issues in the workplace; free; 6:30-8:30 p.m.; Central Oregon Community College, Hitchcock Auditorium, 2600 N.W. College Way, Bend; 541-383-7412.
CENTRAL OREGON WRITERS GUILD: Guest speaker, Bend publisher Pamela Hulse Andrews, will speak on the topic, “The Accidental Writer.” Andrews is founder and owner of Cascade Publications, Inc. She will talk about her process for writing the editorials featured in her publications. The group meets on the fourth Thursday of each month. Open to all; free; 6:30-9 p.m.; Central Oregon Community College, Redmond campus, 2030 S.E. College Loop, Redmond; Elsie Rochna,541-923-0896 or www.CentralOregonWritersGuild.com.
PEKING ACROBATS: The troupe performs a variety of feats, including balancing, wire-walking, precision tumbling and more; $25-$30; 7:30 p.m.; Tower Theatre, 835 N.W. Wall St., Bend; 541-317-0700 or www.towertheatre.org.

FRIDAY
Jan. 29
“SEARCHING THE INTERNET”: Learn how to perform searches on the Internet and select the right search tool. Familiarity with Windows operating system and the Internet required. Preregistration required; free; 9-10:30 a.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1055 or jenniferp@dpls.us.
AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOODMOBILE: Blood donations needed; 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; Redmond Grange, 707 S.W. Kalama Ave., Redmond.
ALLAN BYER PERFORMS: Local singer/songwriter will perform original music and selected Bruce Cockburn covers; free; 7-9 p.m.; Green Plow Coffee Roasters, 436 S.W. Sixth St., Redmond; 541-516-1128.
SIZZLING SALSA: Learn the basic Latin steps including classic Salsa, Rumba and Mambo. Ages 16 and up; $15; 7-8 p.m.; Redmond Area Park and Recreation District, Activity Center, 335 S.E. Jackson St., Redmond; 541-548-7275 or www.raprd.org.

Vintner’s Dinner and Auction
The Sixth Annual Kiwanis Club Vintners’ Dinner is set for Feb. 6 at Chloe’s New American Cuisine Restaurant, 1857 NW 6th St, Redmond. The Valentine-themed dinner and auction, “For the Love of Wine,” features five wines paired with a five-course meal. The event is held in conjunction with the 11th annual Kiwanis Wine Raffle of 100 bottles of wine. All proceeds benefit Kiwanis youth projects. Dinner tickets are $65 per person or $650 for a corporate table for eight. Tickets are available at WineStyles of Redmond, Chloe’s Restaurant and Cent-Wise Hardware and Sporting Goods. Information: John Walter, 541-923-1728.

Support Camp Fire
The Camp Fire USA annual candy sale kicks off Jan. 16 and ends Feb. 15. Local proceeds help support Camp Fire clubs and programs in Central Oregon. Camp Fire youth will be selling candy at local grocery stores. Each box is $5. Candy is also available by calling 541-382-4682.

Meditation group meets
The Redmond Meditation Group meets Thursdays, 6:30 p.m. at the Healing Hub, corner of N.W. Sixth and Cedar Avenue in Redmond. Open to anyone interested in learning or practicing meditation. Information: Leanne or Richard, 541-923-7607.

Humane society club party
The Humane Society of Redmond will host a dance Jan. 23, 8 p.m. to midnight at its Event Center, 1355 N.E. Hemlock Ave. Music will be provided by a D.J. There will be dance contests and prizes. Soft drinks and snacks will be available for purchase. Tickets are $10 at the door. All proceeds benefit the Humane Society of Redmond. Information: 541-923-9882.

Women’s service group meeting
The General Federation of Women’s Clubs of Central Oregon will hold an informational meeting Jan. 14, 7 p.m., in the Community Room at Ray’s Food Place in Redmond. GFWC is a nonprofit international women’s volunteer service organization. Projects include Chair-ity for Children, domestic violence awareness, Chamber flower plot, and promotion of education projects in local schools. Information: Dianne Bodden, 541-923-7374.

Belly Dancing
COCC Continuing Education is hosting belly dancing lessons Tuesdays, 6:30-8 p.m., Jan. 26 through March 16 at the Redmond Senior Center, 325 N.W. Dogwood Ave. Learn basic movements and add touches like veils and zills. Great for beginners, but all levels welcome. Cost is $45. Information: 541-383-7270 or http://noncredit.cocc.edu.

Music with Miss Cullie
Music with Miss Cullie classes offers children ages 7 to 10 a variety of musical activities that engage their voices through creative pitch, exploration, echo song, call and response and solo singing. Classes meet Tuesdays, 4:45-5:30 p.m., Jan. 19 through Feb. 9, at the Redmond Community Church, corner of Northwest Ninth and Birch Ave. Cost is $40. Hosted by RAPRD. Information: 541-548-7275.

Redmond Public Library teen programs:
Board Game Day, Jan. 14, 3:15-4:45 p.m. Checkers, Monopoly, Apples to Apples and more. Kids are invited to bring their own games.
Game Day, third Thursday of each month, 3:15-4:45 p.m. Play Wii, Guitar Hero, Rock Band and more. Kids can bring their own video games if rated E or T.
Shrinky Dink Crafts, Jan. 28, 3:15-4:45 p.m. Choose your design, trace it, cut it and bake it. Kids can make key chains, jewelry or phone charms.
Snacks are provided at all events. Information: 541-312-1063.

Spanish, French, Italian language groups
The Compañeros Friends and French Conversation groups meet at Green Plow Coffee Roasters, 436 SW 6th St., downtown Redmond. Companeros Friends meet each Saturday, 9:30-11:30 a.m. The French group meets Saturday, 1:30-3:30 p.m. The Italian conversation group meets Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m., at Dudley’s Bookshop Café, downtown Bend. Information about the groups are available online at www.meetup.com. Search for “RICE conversation group” and zip code 97756. Information: Barb, 541-447-0732.

January 12, 2010

Obituaries

Lloyd J. Morrell
Oct. 4, 1917 - January 4, 2010
Arrangements:Redmond Memorial Chapel, 541-548-3219
Services were held Jan. 11 at Redmond Memorial Chapel.

Ervin David Alves, Sr.
May 28, 1920 - January 5, 2010
Arrangements: Redmond Memorial Chapel, 541- 548-3219
Private family service
Contributions may be made to: Hospice of Redmond/Sisters, 732 SW 23rd, Redmond, OR 97756

Linda Jo Roberts
Nov. 10, 1946 - Jan. 2, 2010

Arrangements: Autumn Funerals - Redmond, 541-504-9485
Memorial service: 1:00 p.m., Saturday, January 16th at the Episcopal Church, N. Brooks Camp Rd. in Sisters.

Wendell Clarance Neasham
Feb. 21, 1925 - Jan. 3, 2010
Arrangements: Prineville Funeral Home, 447-6459
A private service will be held for family and friends.

Clara L. Hulbert
Nov. 25, 1919 - Jan. 3, 2010
Arrangements: Deschutes Memorial Chapel, 541-382-5592
Private family memorial service will be held

Joseph Alfred Mansfield
Nov. 25, 1931 - Dec. 30, 2009

Joseph A. Mansfield of Redmond, died December 30, 2009. He was 78. Joe was born in Redmond, Oregon on November 25, 1931, to E.G. (Al) and Connie Mansfield. After completing high school in Redmond, he served in the Air Force in Korea during the war. Joe then attended Monmouth College, the University of Oregon, and Oregon State University where he earned a masters degree in Physics. Joe then had a long and fulfilling career with NASA at the Ames Research Facility near San Francisco, CA.
After retiring back to Redmond, Joe served two terms as a city councilor.
Joe was preceded in death by his first wife, Billie, and is survived by his second wife, Robbie of Redmond and her daughter, Lori; and his two daughters, Lynn Fontenot and Marta Mansfield, both of Terrebonne, OR. He is also survived by his brother, Bill of Medford and his sister, Moray Povey of Eugene.
No services will be held in keeping with his wishes.

Rick Charles Hinman
April 9, 1948 - January 1, 2010
Rick Charles Hinman of Redmond, died in Bend on January 1, 2010, at the age of 61 years.
He was born on April 9, 1948, to parents Donald and Phyllis (Haughton) Hinman in Redmond and lived in Central Oregon his whole life.
He graduated from Redmond High School in 1966. Rick was a real estate broker for over 30 years and owned Redmond Real Estate. He worked for Central Oregon Electric Co-op for 20 years as a right of way Specialist.
Rick was a member of the Redmond Masonic Lodge #154, for over 30 years and during that time he was master four times.
Among his hobbies was to explore and photograph remote areas of Central and Eastern Oregon.
On October 10, 1992, he married Debra Gardner in Camp Sherman, OR. She survives him, as does his son, Mark Hinman of Redmond; daughter, Lydia Forster of Pendleton; sister, Donna and husband, Jerry Fouts of Boise ID; there is one granddaughter; one niece; one nephew; and one great-nephew.
Memorial may be sent in his name to Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children, at 3101 SW Sam Jackson Park Rd., Portland, OR 97201.
Funeral services were held at Redmond Memorial Chapel, www.redmondmemorial.com, on Wed., Jan. 6, 2010, at 1:00 pm, with Burial to follow at the Redmond Memorial Cemetery.

Emmlie M. Urell Starr
Nov. 3, 1909 - Jan. 5, 2010
It was with quiet grace Emmlie (Urell) Starr passed from our midst and joined her beloved husband, E. Vernon Starr and daughters, Patricia and Joan, on Tuesday, January 5, 2010.
She celebrated her 100th birthday on November 3, 2009. Her path was her own, in life and in death; her map written by fierce love, as well as her needs and fears. She wanted always to be with us and we couldn't love her more for it.
Emmlie has lived in Redmond since 1934. During that time she worked at Quisenberry's, Ethel's Dress Shop, Coast to Coast and True Value. Emmlie started what is now The Opportunity Center, teaching in the Sunday School rooms of the Lutheran Church in the 1950s for five years She was also a piano teacher.
She leaves behind daughter, Margaret Harrington of Mountlake Terrace, WA.; son, Robert E. Starr of St. Helens, OR.; eight grandchildren and numerous great and great- great-grandchildren.
Those who wish may send memorials in her name to Partners In Care Hospice at 2075 NE Wyatt Ct., Bend, OR 97701.
You may visit Redmond Memorial Chapels web at www.redmondmemorial.com.
Funeral services were held 1pm, January 12, 2010, at Redmond Memorial Chapel. Burial will follow in Prineville at Juniper Haven Cemetery in the family plot.

January 5, 2010

Obituaries

Beverly Jean Baldridge, of Powell Butte
April 19, 1942 - Dec. 31, 2009
Arrangements: Prineville Funeral Home, 541-447-6459
There will be no public services per Beverly's request.
Contributions may be made to: Project Love at Powell Butte Christian Church 13720 SW Hwy 126 Powell Butte, OR 97753.

Elizabeth Rose Jones, of Redmond
April 29, 1955 - Dec. 27, 2009
Arrangements: Redmond Memorial Chapel, (541) 548-3219, www.redmondmemorial.com
Services were held Saturday, January 2, 2010.
Contributions may be made to: American Diabetes Assoc., Memorial Donation Help, Tribute@diabetes.org

Rick C. Hinman, of Redmond
April 9, 1948 - Jan. 1, 2010
Arrangements: Redmond Memorial Chapel, www.redmondmemorial.com
Services: Jan. 6, 2010, 1:00 p.m., Redmond Memorial Chapel.
Contributions may be made to Shriner’s Hospital for Children.

Virginia R. Riggs, of Redmond
April 4, 1933 - Dec. 20, 2009
Arrangements: Redmond Memorial Chapel, 548-3219, www.redmondmemorial.com
Services: 2:00 p.m., Sunday, January 10, 2010 at Redmond Community Presbyterian Church.

Dorothy May McPheeters, of Redmond
April 23, 1920 - Dec. 26, 2009
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals - Redmond, 541-504-9485
Graveside service was held on Thursday, December 31, 2009, Redmond Memorial Cemetery.

Elna C. Lewis-Clark, of Redmond
Jan. 24, 1937 - Dec. 24, 2009
Arrangements: Redmond Memorial Chapel, 541-548-3219
No service at this time.

Denis William McMenamy
May 24, 1933 - Dec. 17, 2009
Denis died on December 17, 2009. He was born May 24, 1933, in Oakland, Calif., to proud parents William and Mable Schroeder McMenamy.
Denis served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean conflict.
He met and married Dorothy J. Taylor in 1994 in Reno, Nev. He worked as an assistant manager for the BLM in Medford and Eugene, retiring in 1985, and then moved to Redmond, Ore., in 1987. He had many hobbies; a history buff, loved old movies, fishing, camping, and of course the Player Piano's "Automated Music". His love of player pianos and ragtime music led to his player services business to support his collection of musical instruments and rolls. One of his greatest pleasures was rebuilding a player piano and getting it to play, then seeing the happy faces of his customers.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy of Redmond; daughters: Sue (Dick) Watson of Lakewood, Colo.; Nancy Rhea of Central Point, Ore.; Margaret (Gary) Apenes of Talent, Ore.; Laura (Kevin) Fitzsimmons of White City, Ore.; Trisha (Jeff) Deazille of Central Point, Ore.; stepchildren Gary (Ann) Taylor of Enumclaw, Wash.; Rob (Kim) Taylor of Bend, Ore.; Debi Taylor of Eugene. Ore.; brothers, Jim McMenamy of Fremont, Calif., and Gene McMenamy of Santa Rosa, Calif.; eight grandchildren and 10 step-grandchildren and one great-grandchild, and former wife, Hazel Barry.
Memorial Mass will be held on Saturday, January 9, 2010, at 2:00 p.m. at St. Thomas Catholic Church in Redmond, Ore.; Private burial has taken place at Deschutes Memorial Gardens, Bend, Ore. Contributions can be made in his honor to your charity of choice; American Heart Association or American Diabetes Association.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Deschutes Memorial Chapel, Bend Ore. Please feel free to visit our website, deschutesmemorialchapel.com to send condolences to the family.

Nellie Lucille (Curtis) Moss
Jan. 3, 1937 - Dec. 27, 2009
Nellie Lucille (Curtis) Moss died peacefully in her sleep Sunday, December 27, in Sisters, Oregon
There was a public viewing at Niswonger-Reynolds Funeral Home December 30. Funeral services were held January 2 at Niswonger-Reynolds Funeral Chapel with a private burial at Greenwood Cemetery in Bend.
She was born January 3, 1937, to George F. Curtis and Genvieve L. (Nesbitt) Curtis. In 1946, George moved the family to Sisters while working for Brooks Scanlon Logging. She married Alvin B. Moss on March 5, 1955, and they raised their family of four in Sisters.
Nellie was a homemaker and loved spending as much time as she could with her grand-kids. Her hobbies included crocheting mostly blankets for all the grand-kids, reading and family time.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and son, Art Moss. Nellie is survived by her three daughters, Carole Choin and husband Dean of Madras, Virginia (Ginger) Offield and husband Mark; Carmen Foss and husband Rick of Sisters. Surviors also include 13 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren & one great-great-granddaughter.
She is also survived by lifelong friend and travel partner Judy Stubbs.
Please make contributions in Nellie’s name to Airlink of Central Oregon in lieu of flowers.
The family has placed their trust in Niswonger-Reynolds Funeral Home for the final arrangements. Please visit www.niswonger-reynolds.com to sign the guest register book online for the family.

100 years ago: Lynch & Roberts

M.A. Lynch behind the counter of Lynch & Roberts in Redmond

In January 1910 two young businessmen, M.A. Lynch and J.R. Roberts, opened a store in Redmond that would last more than half a century and leave its mark on a downtown building a century later.

In January 1960, when Lynch and Roberts marked its 50th anniversary, J.R. Roberts was still active in the business then managed by his son, Maurice F. Roberts. Lynch had died a few years earlier.

In an interview with The Spokesman, J.R. Roberts recalled the events that led him and Lynch to come to Central Oregon: Roberts and Lynch both worked in Portland. Lynch, a pharmacist, and Roberts, who worked for a wholesale grocer, lived with another young man, Guy Dobson, who opened Redmond’s Bank of Commerce.

“The girl whom Guy Dobson later married was quite a friend of the daughter of J.P. O’Brien, president of the OWR&N (the Harriman railroad line),” Roberts recalled. “Guy was talking to O’Brien about starting a bank and O’Brien suggested that he come to Redmond, as Central Oregon was being opened up by the railroad. We told Guy jokingly to find us a place, too, and when he came back from a trip to the new town, he said that he’d found just the spot. Between us we had $2,200. I told M.A. that if he’d look over the prospects, I’d pay half the expenses. It took him 10 days to make the round trip from Portland to Redmond in December 1909. He liked the future of the area and we decided to start a store selling drugs and groceries. We took $675 from our capital to make the down payment on half of a two-story frame building, located where the Atkinson building now stands. M.A. opened the store in January 1910, but I didn’t come until May. My partner knew the drug business, but nothing about groceries, so I’d figure the cost of each item, including freight, and send him the selling price.”

Once the store opened, getting goods to Redmond often was a problem. Roberts said one shipment which left Portland on Jan. 15 arrived in Redmond Feb. 5. Charley Muma, who was freighting from Shaniko, was stuck on Shaniko flats and could move a wagon only five miles at a time. Muma had 10 horses, which were needed to pull one wagon, and Lynch & Roberts had two wagons loaded with stock. Muma would pull one wagon, then unhitch the horses and go back for the other wagon.

Still the store prospered, and it soon was evident that there was a market for dry goods in addition to groceries and drugs, so Lynch wrote to Roberts asking him to get items such as overalls, socks, and calico and gingham fabrics. Roberts went to a wholesaler – Fleischner & Mayer – and managed to get $300 credit for 60 days. That was how Lynch & Roberts started on its way to become a department store, Roberts said.

The business grew rapidly: by October 1910 they were ordering $3,000 worth of dry goods a month from a salesman who came to Redmond in a buckboard and set up his samples in the Davies blacksmith shop.The original Lynch & Roberts store was on southeast corner of what is now Sixth and Evergreen.

In the early days, the young businessmen had a room in the building and the upstairs was being operated as the Hotel Oregon by Frank Redmond. Roberts said he and Lynch would take turns sweeping at 6 a.m. while the other ate breakfast. At night they stayed open until the last stage arrived, which was pretty late sometimes. Saturday night dances were held in part of the building and on Sunday morning church services in the same place.

The store grew with Redmond and in 1917 Lynch & Roberts built the brick building that still bears its name at Sixth and Deschutes in the center of downtown. The business partners sold the drug store business early on to Jess Butler, whose widow, Meda Butler, ran it after Jess died in the 1918 influenza epidemic.

The building was enlarged to the south in 1930 and in 1931 J.R.’s son, Maurice, joined the business, though he had worked in the grocery since he was a schoolboy. The business was divided in 1946, with the Robertses keeping the grocery department, women’s wear and domestics, and Lynch taking the men’s shop, which by 1960 was known as Rogers & Lynch. The brick building still shows evidence of the split, with the facade reading "Lynch & Roberts" on one side, "Lynch & Rogers" on the other. The grocery department was sold in 1950.

- story by Trish Pinkerton

Event calendar

WEDNESDAY
Jan. 6
“GETTING STARTED ON THE COMPUTER”: Covers mouse skills, scrolling and other basic tasks with Windows 2000 operating system. Preregistration required; free; 9-10:30 a.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1055 or lesliw@dpls.us.
TAX INITIATIVE FORUM: The Crooked River Ranch - Terrebonne Chamber of Commerce will host a forum about tax initiatives 66 and 67. State Sen. Chris Telfer, R-Bend, Gloria Olson and Fran Davis will discuss the issues; free; 7-9 p.m.; Crooked River Ranch Clubhouse, 5195 S.W. Clubhouse Road, Crooked River Ranch; 541-923-2679.

THURSDAY
Jan. 7
DRINKERS AGAINST DRUNK DRIVING: Rumors in Redmond, 250 N.W. 6th St., features “Reverend Woodmansee,” a local comedian and musician who has performed at The Improv, Comedy Store, and Laugh Factory in Los Angeles, at 8 p.m. Cover charge of $5.

FRIDAY
Jan. 8
“GETTING STARTED WITH YAHOO E-MAIL”: Learn how to sign up for and use Yahoo e-mail. Familiarity with Windows operating system and the Internet required. Preregistration required; free; 9-10:30 a.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1055 or jenniferp@dpls.us.

SATURDAY
Jan. 9
MATSIKO CHILDREN’S CHOIR: The choir of at-risk or orphaned children from Uganda performs traditional African music; free; 11 a.m.; Walmart, 300 N.W. Oak Tree Lane, Redmond; 541-923-5972 or www.icnchildren.net.
TUBULAR TUBING: Ages 18 and up. Join Good-2-Go on the slopes of Mt. Bachelor as you embark upon the amazing tubing hill. Participants should dress warmly, have a sack lunch and a bottle of water. Cost includes transportation, staffing and pass for tubing. Hosted by RAPRD; $60; 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m.; Cascade Swim Center, 465 S.W. Rimrock Way, Redmond; 541-548-7275.
COSMIC SWIM: Music, lights and games for middle school students only. Must show student I.D; $2.50; 8-10 p.m.; Cascade Swim Center, 465 S.W. Rimrock Way, Redmond; 541-548-7275.

SUNDAY
Jan. 10
WILLAMETTE UNIVERSITY CHAMBER CHOIR: The choir, with the Willamette Singers, performs sacred and secular works under the direction of Wallace Long; donations accepted; 7 p.m.; Mountain View High School, 2755 N.E. 27th St., Bend; 503-370-6320.

MONDAY
Jan. 11
AARP DRIVER SAFETY CLASS: For all ages. Senior citizens may be eligible for an auto insurance discount upon completion; $12 AARP members; $14 nonmembers; Class continues Jan. 12, 8 a.m. to noon.; Redmond Senior Center, 325 N.W. Dogwood Ave., Redmond; 541-548-6325.
REDMOND DOWNTOWN: Downtown Urban Renewal Advisory Committee; 5 p.m.; Redmond Fire and Rescue, 341 N.W. Dogwood Ave. Agenda at www.ci.redmond.or.us
DESIGN YOUR OWN CERAMICS: Ages 5 and up. You paint it, we glaze and fire it. Pick up your art piece five days after class. Hosted by RAPRD; $20; 6-8 p.m.; Painted People Ceramics, corner of 7th and Glacier, Redmond; 541-548-7275.

TUESDAY
Jan. 12
CITY COUNCIL: Redmond City Council: 6:45 a.m. and 7 p.m.; council chambers, 777 S.W. Deschutes Ave. Agendas at www.ci.redmond.or.us

WEDNESDAY
Jan. 13
PARK AND REC: Redmond Area Park and Recreation District board of directors; 6:30 a.m.; Cascade Swim Center, 465 S.W. Rimrock Way. Agenda at www.raprd.org
“INTRODUCTION TO THE INTERNET”: Learn how to use Internet Explorer, the Web and how to browse the library’s Internet links. Familiarity with Windows operating system required. Preregistration required; free; 9-10:30 a.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1055 or lesliw@dpls.us.
HISTORY: Redmond Historical Commission, 2 p.m.; Redmond Museum, 529 S.W. Seventh St. Agenda at www.ci.redmond.or.us
AIRPORT: Redmond Airport Commission; 5:30 p.m.; airport terminal conference room. Agenda at www.ci.redmond.or.us
SCHOOLS: Redmond School Board; 5:30 p.m.; district office, 145 S.E. Salmon Ave. Agenda at www.redmond.k12.or.us
FIRE DISTRICT: Deschutes County Rural Fire Protection District No. 1, board of directors meeting; 7 p.m.; main fire station, 341 N.W. Dogwood Ave.

THURSDAY
Jan. 14
“SPANISH COMPUTER CLASS — FIRST STEPS”: Covers mouse skills, scrolling and other basic tasks with Windows 2000 operating system. Taught in Spanish. Preregistration required; free; 9-10:30 a.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1066 or sarahv@dpls.us.
GOOD CHAIR, GREAT BOOKS: Read and discuss “The Last Chinese Chef” by Nicole Mones; bring a lunch; free; noon; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1064.
MR. RHS CARNIVAL FUNDRAISER: Featuring games, prizes and more; proceeds benefit the neonatal intensive care unit at St. Charles Bend; $3; 6-8 p.m.; Redmond High School, 675 S.W. Rimrock Way, Redmond; 541-923-4800, ext. 2144.

SATURDAY
Jan. 16
“YEAR OF THE FOREST — HUMAN CONNECTIONS” EXHIBIT OPENS: New exhibit explores how forests are vital to life on Earth and our way of life in the American West; exhibit runs through Dec. 12; included in the price of admission; $10 adults, $9 ages 65 and older, $6 ages 5-12, free ages 4 and younger; 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; High Desert Museum, 59800 S. Highway 97, Bend; 541-382-4754 or www.highdesertmuseum.org.
CENTRAL OREGON WEDDING & EVENT SHOW: Featuring fashion shows and a showcase of wedding services; bring a can of nonperishable food for Bethlehem Inn; 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; The Riverhouse Convention Center, 3075 N. Highway 97, Bend; 541-383-8268 or www.thecoshow.com.
“LOVE LETTERS”: An imaginative reading of letters between people who grew up together and went their separate ways; followed by a dessert and champagne reception; $20, $15 ages 60 and older, $12 students; 7:30 p.m.; Greenwood Playhouse, 148 N.W. Greenwood Ave., Bend; 541-389-0803.

SUNDAY
Jan. 17
“LOVE LETTERS”: An imaginative reading of letters between people who grew up together and went their separate ways; $20, $15 ages 60 and older, $12 students; 2 p.m.; Greenwood Playhouse, 148 N.W. Greenwood Ave., Bend; 541-389-0803.

TUESDAY
Jan. 19
CENTRAL OREGON PLACE NAMES: Bend Genealogical Society presents a program by Steve Lent, assistant director of the A.R. Bowman Memorial Museum, who will speak about the origins of Central Oregon place names; free; 10 a.m.; Williamson Hall, 2200 N.E. Highway 20, Bend; 541-317-8978 or 541-317-9553.
AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOODMOBILE: Blood donations needed, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 450 S.W. Rimrock Way, Redmond; 541-548-3684.

WEDNESDAY
Jan. 20
“CREATING A BUDGET SPREADSHEET WITH EXCEL”: Learn how to create, edit and save a budget spreadsheet. Familiarity with Windows operating system and MS Office programs required. Preregistration required; free; 9-10:30 a.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1055 or lesliw@dpls.us.
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 Jan. 21 and 22 from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; Central Oregon Community College, 2600 N.W. College Way, Bend; 541-383-7290 or www.cocc.edu.

Tree pickup
Boy Scout troops from the Redmond area will be doing the last Christmas tree pickup of the year Jan. 9, in Redmond, Terrebonne and Eagle Crest. Trees will be recycled so they should be free of any decoration and visible at the curb by 9 a.m. A tax-deducible donation of $5 will be appreciated, with checks preferred and made out to “Boy Scouts of America.” Attach checks wrapped in plastic firmly to tree. Call for pickup outside Redmond city limits, 385-3989; no reservations required inside the city.

Congleton sculpture on display

A sculpture by Central Oregon artist Greg Congleton is on display in the Old Mill District in Bend through March. The steel piece titled “Liberty Belle” features the Statue of Liberty made from recycled parts. It is located at the north end of Powerhouse Drive. The piece is comprised of a variety of recycled metal items. For example, an old wood burning stove makes up the base of the sculpture, a bicycle sprocket is used in the torch, and scissors and sheep shears are used in the crown. Other recycled items used in the sculpture include a muffler, horse shoes, drills, auger, spoons and forks, aerator tines, a rake, wagon tire and lever door handles. Congleton is a Central Oregon native.

Humane society club party

The Humane Society of Redmond will host a dance Jan. 23, 8 p.m. to midnight at its Event Center, 1355 N.E. Hemlock Ave. Music will be provided by a D.J. There will be dance contests and prizes. Soft drinks and snacks will be available for purchase. Tickets are $10 at the door. All proceeds benefit the Humane Society of Redmond. Information: 541-923-9882.

Library offers programs for teens
The Redmond Public Library will offer several free programs for teens ages 12-17:
Movie Marathon featuring Star Trek and Iron Man, Jan. 7, 3:15- 8 p.m.
Board Game Day, Jan. 14, 3:15-4:45 p.m. Checkers, Monopoly, Apples to Apples and more. Kids are invited to bring their own games.
Game Day, third Thursday of each month, 3:15-4:45 p.m. Play Wii, Guitar Hero, Rock Band and more. Kids can bring their own video games if rated E or T.
Shrinky Dink Crafts, Jan. 28, 3:15-4:45 p.m. Choose your design, trace it, cut it and bake it. Kids can make key chains, jewelry or phone charms.
Snacks are provided at all events. Information: 541-312-1063.

Women’s club plans information session
The General Federation of Women’s Clubs of Central Oregon will hold an informational meeting Jan. 14, 7 p.m., in the Community Room at Ray’s Food Place in Redmond. GFWC is a nonprofit international women’s volunteer service organization. Projects include Chair-ity for Children, domestic violence awareness, Chamber flower plot, and promotion of education projects in local schools. Information: Dianne Bodden, 541-923-7374.

Restaurant to aid softball team
For any food item purchase at Pappy’s Pizza, 1655 N. Highway 97, on Jan. 11, the restaurant will donate 50 percent of the food order to the Redmond Rush Girls Softball 14-U. Fundraiser not valid on delivery.

Arbor Day Foundation offers trees
Oregon residents who join the Arbor Day Foundation in January will receive 10 free flowering trees. The free trees are part of the nonprofit Foundation’s Trees for America campaign. Trees will be shipped postpaid at the right time for planting between Feb. 1 and May 31 with planting instructions. The 6- to 12-inch tall trees are guaranteed to grow or they will be replaced free of charge. Members also receive a subscription to the Foundation’s bimonthly publication, Arbor Day, and The Tree Book, which includes information about tree planting and care. To become a member, send a $10 contribution to Ten Free Flowering Trees, Arbor Day Foundation, 100 Arbor Ave., Nebraska City, NE, 68410, by Jan. 29. Oregonians can also join online at www.arborday.org/january.

COCC seeks artists for Campus Center
Central Oregon Community College is asking artists in Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Northern California to submit original works for interior art for installation in the college’s Campus Center. Deadline for submissions is May 3.
The call is for an interior wall sculpture and interior fiber art piece. Two pieces will be selected and installed on large interior walls in the new contemporary Campus Center building. Submissions will be a maximum of two digital images of completed work or conceptual images of a design. Installation is scheduled for September. To review the requirements for each piece, visit www.cocc.edu/publicart. Information: Mary Beth Hamilton, 541-383-7564.