November 30, 2010

Put on your Game Face

Want to get in the Civil War spirit? Hire the Redmond High School band to play your team’s fight song. The band will play almost any place from noon to 4 p.m. Dec. 2 and 3 -- at your work place, in a rival’s work place, at a pregame tailgate party or at the front door of a rival buddy’s house. Cost is $40 for the first playing of each song at a location. The band will play at pregame parties Saturday, Dec. 4, between 9 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.; cost is $50 for the first playing. Proceeds will go to the Redmond High School band program. 541-923-4800, ext. 2155 or dave.sime@redmond.k12.or.us

Event calendar

WEDNESDAY

Dec. 1

REDMOND COUNCIL OF LIBRARY TEENS: Monthly meeting. Get involved in planning library activities, community service projects, book sharing and more. New members always welcome. For grades 6-12; 3 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1050.

THURSDAY

Dec. 2

CERAMICS SALE: COCC art students, faculty and volunteers present uniquely handcrafted ceramics for sale in Pence Hall; free admission; 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Central Oregon Community College, 2600 N.W. College Way, Bend; 541-383-7510.

HOLIDAY CONCERT: Holiday concert featuring the Cascade Brass Quintet and singer Michelle Van Handel; free; 7 p.m.; Community Presbyterian Church, 529 N.W. 19th St., Redmond; 541-548-3367.

COIC: Central Oregon Intergovern­mental Council meeting, 5:30 p.m.; public welcome; agenda includes consideration of an EDA loan proposal and appointments to the Regional Public Transportation Advisory Committee; 2363 S.W. Glacier Place, Redmond; 541-548-9523.

BIG BAD VOODOO DADDY CHRISTMAS: The Los Angeles-based hipsters perform yuletide classics; $40; 7:30 p.m.; Tower Theatre, 835 N.W. Wall St., Bend; 541-317-0700 or www.towertheatre.org.

FRIDAY

Dec. 3

CERAMICS SALE: See Dec. 2 for details.

CHRISTMAS KAYAKERS FLOAT: Kayaks and canoes decorated with lights paddle a loop beginning at the bridge at Galveston Avenue; free; 4:15 p.m. gathering, 5 p.m. float; Mirror Pond, Deschutes River at Drake Park, Bend; 541-330-9586.

STARLITE GALA: Featuring live entertainment, gourmet dinner, live and silent auctions and dancing; proceeds benefit St. Thomas Academy of Redmond; $60; 5:30 p.m.; Eagle Crest Resort, 1522 Cline Falls Road, Redmond; 541-923-3390.

SATURDAY

Dec. 4

CATTLEMEN’S COWBOY CHRIST­MAS GIFT SHOW: open to the public; free; 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; The Riverhouse Convention Center, 2850 N.W. Rippling River Court, Bend; 541-389-3111.

CROOKED RIVER RANCH OLDE FASHIONED CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION: Includes visits with Santa, a parade, an illumination of the ranch Christmas tree and more; free; 10 a.m., 2 p.m. parade, 4:15 p.m. tree lighting; Crooked River Ranch Administration Building, 5195 S.W. Clubhouse Drive, Crooked River Ranch; 541-548-8939.

ART SHOW: Hosted by the American Association of University Women in Redmond, proceeds from the sale of items will go toward scholarships that will be awarded to graduating senior girls in the Redmond School District; 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.; Area Home Furnishings, 418 S.W. Sixth St., Redmond.

TEMPLE GRANDIN: The Oregon Cattlemen’s Association’s Annual Convention presents world-renowned cattle care advocate Temple Grandin; $10; 10:30 a.m.; The Riverhouse Hotel & Convention Center, 3075 N. U.S. Highway 97, Bend; 541-389-3111.

FESTIVAL OF TREES: The 27th annual event showcases decorated Christmas trees, wreaths and more; music, refreshments, visits with Santa, an auction of trees, and more; proceeds benefit Redmond-Sisters Hospice; free daytime family festivities, $40 evening event; 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. family festivities, 5 p.m. evening gala, 7:30 p.m. tree auction; Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, 3800 S.W. Airport Way, Redmond; 541-548-7483.

PET PHOTOS WITH SANTA: Have a photo of your pet taken with Santa Claus; proceeds benefit the Humane Society of Redmond; free with donation to the Humane Society; 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; Humane Society of Redmond, 1355 N.E. Hemlock, Redmond; 541-923-0882.

BELLUS VOCIS CHOIR FALL CONCERT: The choir performs

under the direction of James Knox; $6, $5 students and seniors; 2 p.m.,

doors open 1:30 p.m.; Central Oregon Community College, Wille Hall, 2600 N.W. College Way, Bend; 541-383-7510.

“THE NUTCRACKER”: The Central Oregon School of Ballet performs the classic dance; $17 in advance, $20 at the door; $6 ages 12 and younger in advance, $7 at the door; 3 and 7 pm.; Bend High School, 230 N.E. Sixth St., Bend; 541-390-7549 or www.centraloregonschoolofballet.com.

BARN DANCE: Barn dance featuring music by Sisters band “Frenchy Z and the Lost Call”; sponsored by the Central Oregon ManKind Project; free; 6-10 p.m.; High Desert Community Grange, 62855 Powell Butte Road, Bend; 541-389-1783.

HIGH DESERT NUTCRACKER: Redmond School of Dance presents a Central Oregon version of the classic ballet; $5; 7 p.m.; Redmond High School, 675 S.W. Rimrock Way, Redmond; 541-548-6957.

SUNDAY

Dec. 5

PHOTOS WITH FRONTIER SANTA: Take pictures with a Victorian-era Father Christmas and listen to live music by the Thorn Hollow String Band; proceeds benefit the museum’s educational programs; $10 plus museum admission, $5 for museum members; 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.; High Desert Museum, 59800 S. U.S. Highway 97, Bend; 541-382-4754 or www.highdesertmuseum.org.

“HIGH DESERT NUTCRACKER”: Redmond School of Dance presents the classic holiday ballet, in a style inspired by Central Oregon people and culture; $5; 2 p.m.; Redmond High School, 675 S.W. Rimrock Way, Redmond; 541-548-6957 or http://redmondschoolofdance.com.

BELLUS VOCIS CHOIR FALL CONCERT: See Dec. 4 for details.

“THE NUTCRACKER”: The Central Oregon School of Ballet performs the classic dance; $17 in advance, $20 at the door; $6 ages 12 and younger in advance, $7 at the door; 3 p.m.; Bend High School, 230 N.E. Sixth St., Bend; 541-390-7549 or www.centraloregonschoolofballet.com.

TUESDAY

Dec. 7

CITY COUNCIL: Redmond City Council meeting; 7 pm.; public welcome; special agenda includes discussion of Juniper Golf Course; 777 S.W. Deschutes Ave.; www.ci.redmond.or.us.

PLANNING: Redmond Planning Commission meeting; public welcome; 7 p.m.; 716 S.W. Evergreen Ave.; www.ci.redmond.or.us.

BEND GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY: free; 10 a.m. “Beginning Genealogy,” 11:45 a.m. “How To Use the FamilySearch.org Website”; Rock Arbor Villa, Williamson Hall, 2200 N.E. U.S. Highway 20, Bend; 541-317-8978,541-317-9553 or www.orgenweb.org/deschutes/bend-gs.

THURSDAY

Dec. 8

HISTORY: Redmond Historical Commission meeting; public welcome; 2 p.m.; 529 S.W. 7th St.; agenda at www.ci.redmond.or.us.

SCHOOL BOARD: Redmond School Board meeting; public welcome; 5:30 p.m.; 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; 7 p.m.; Cline Falls Station; 100 N.W. 67th St.; 541-504-5000.

Parks and Rec offerings

Redmond Area Park and Recreation District reminds the public that completed rosters and full payment for Men’s City League Basketball are due Dec. 16. A late fee of $25 applies if the deadline is missed. The registration deadline for Girls Youth Hoops, Boys Youth Hoops for seventh and eighth grades and Cheerleading for Youth Hoops is also Dec. 16.

A Painted People Ceramics workshop is also being offered. With the holidays just around the corner, what better time to make a one-of-a-kind gift for that very special person in your life. A variety of paints like crackling paints that look like cobblestones, paints that puff like snow, and so much more. You can really get creative and come up with something truly special. You paint it, they glaze and fire it, and you pick it up five days later. Also in December Wire Wrapping/Jewelry Making is offered at Britz Beads. Whether you are new to wire jewelry making or looking for fresh projects, you will discover creative ways to use wire, beads and various bindings. With the new techniques you learn and your creative imagination, you will be unstoppable.

For more information or to sign up for any RAPRD programs, call 548-7275 or visit www.raprd.org.

Obituaries

Roberta Alice Dyer, of Crooked River Ranch

April 12, 1925 - Nov. 19, 2010

Arrangements: Autumn Funerals, Redmond

541-504-9485, www.autumnfunerals.com

No services per Roberta’s wishes.

Louise Sophie Rakestraw

April 21, 1918 - Nov. 24, 2010

On Wednesday, November 24, 2010, Louise Sophie Rakestraw, 92, beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, mother-in- law, aunt and friend of many, died peacefully at the home of her eldest daughter in Terrebonne, OR. She was born April 21, 1918, in Spokane, WA, to parents, Thomas and Pauline Zapf.

Louise had lived the past 61 years in Redmond and had a wonderful life, involved in the community and in her husband's and daughters' lives. An avid reader, she was an early member of The Juniper Literary Club and recently The Tuesday Book Group. Throughout the years, she belonged to numerous other clubs, The Redmond Garden Club, PEO chapter FX, several bridge clubs, Jaycee-ettes, Band Boosters, and Juniper Golf Club. She was a life-long member of the Community Presbyterian Church. She particularly enjoyed music - she played piano all her life, directed the Job's Daughters choir for many years, sang in the church choir, and attended too many school band concerts to count. She and her twin sister spent many years learning the French language. She enjoyed gardening, traveling, camping, golfing, tennis, and entertaining family and friends. She retired in the 1980s after more than 20 years as a compositor for The Redmond Spokesman.

Louise is survived by her three daughters, Anne Hilty (Tom) of Terrebonne, OR; Kay Denny (Dick) of Prescott, AZ; and Carol Bending (Bruce) of Moses Lake, WA; three grandchildren, Michael Denny (Sheri) of Prescott, AZ; Jeanette Dutton (David) of Norfolk, VA; and Eric Bending of Moses Lake, WA; three great-grandchildren, Katelyn Denny of Prescott, AZ; and Mathieu and Sylvia Rose Dutton of Norfolk, VA; nephews John Bennett (Judy) of Columbia, MD, and Steve Bennett (Catherine) of Riverside, CA.

She was preceded in death by her husband George F. Rakestraw, twin sister Luella K. Bennett, brother-in-law Clifton L. Bennett, parents Thomas and Pauline Zapf, sister Marie Zapf, and brother Robert Zapf.

The family suggests that donations be made in her name to The Redmond Public Library or the Redmond-Sisters Hospice.

The Redmond Memorial Chapel is entrusted with her care. A celebration of her life will be held for family and friends later when the sun is shining and the flowers are in bloom.

November 23, 2010

Holiday Event Calendar

It’s that time of year again, and there are lots of seasonal events scheduled in the area. You’re sure to find something on this list that will help you ring in the season, including the Redmond Chamber of Commerce Starlight Parade and many holiday bazaars where you can shop for that perfect gift.

Nov. 25 through Jan. 2

Starfest at Eagle Crest Resort, a mile-long holiday light display, is lit each evening at the resort, 1522 S.W. Cline Falls, off West Highway 126. Weekends through Dec. 18 feature horse-drawn wagon rides at 6, 7 and 8 p.m. ($11 adults, $5 kids 5-13), and appearances by Mr. and Mrs. Claus, as well as cookie decorating at Birdie’s Café. The Teddy Bear Suite is open everyday.

Nov. 26

Walk the Art Beat, 5-8 p.m., downtown Redmond, features local artists and entertainers.

Nov. 26-27

Fourth annual Holiday Market Village in the downtown plaza next to Redmond Chamber of Commerce. Arts and crafts vendors in custom-built kiosks, creating a European-style open air market around the community holiday tree. Noon-6 p.m. both days.

Nov. 27, Dec. 4 and 11

Redmond Humane Society Pet Photos with Santa, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., Humane Society Thrift and Gift Store, 1776 S. Highway 97. Free photo session and e-mail photo with a donation to the shelter. Additional photos and CDs are available for purchase.

Nov. 27 – Downtown

Redmond Chamber of Commerce Starlight Parade. Theme: The Polar Express steps off at 5 p.m. on Sixth Street at Northwest Dogwood Avenue and proceeds to Southwest Forest Avenue. Line-up: 3:30 p.m.; judging: 4 p.m. Info and registration: 541-923-5191 or www.visitredmondoregon.com

Tree Lighting ceremony – Following the parade, about 6 p.m., join Santa in the downtown plaza, next to Redmond Chamber of Commerce, for the lighting of the community Christmas tree.

Redmond Museum is open from noon to 4 p.m.; visitors are welcome to a free cup of hot cider before the parade; 529 S.W. 7th St.

Art of Christmas Sale and Show, handmade arts and crafts from local artisans, Urban on 6th, 432 S.W. Sixth St., 541-548-4692. Nov. 27 and Dec. 4, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Nov. 28, 29, 30, Dec. 1, 2, 3, and 5, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Dec. 3-4

Central Oregon Saturday Markets 2010 Holiday Market, Deschutes County Fair and Expo Center. Friday, 1-8 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Handcrafted items, ornaments, toy trains, wreaths, candy, more. $1 suggested donation, benefits Redmond Humane Society. 541-420-9015

Dec. 4

The 27th annual Hospice of Redmond Sisters Festival of Trees, Deschutes County Fair and Expo Center, Middle Sister Building, free viewing 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Evening gala and tree auction, which includes heavy hors d’oeuvres, begins at 5 p.m. Tickets for gala, $40 each, are available by calling 541-548-7483. Approximately 30 decorated Christmas trees for viewing and live evening auction, food, snacks, silent auctions both day and evening, Santa during the day, games and entertainment.

Saturday market: produce, wood products, quilted goods and more, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Old Fire Hall, 6730 S.W. Shad Road, Crooked River Ranch. 541-420-2149.

Olde Fashioned Christmas Celebration – Crooked River Ranch Administration Building, 5195 S.W. Clubhouse Drive, Crooked River Ranch. 541-548-8939. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Photos with Santa, handcrafted items and more; donations of food and toys accepted to benefit SCOOTR and La Pine Christmas Basket Association.

Dec. 4-5

Redmond School of Dance presents a contemporary version of The Nutcracker, 7 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, Redmond High School Auditorium, 675 S.W. Rimrock Way. $5. Information: 541-548-6957 or www.redmondschoolofdance.com

Dec. 4-23

DD Ranch Country Christmas, 3836 N.E. Smith Rock Way, Terrebonne. Open seven days a week, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Buy fresh Christmas trees and holiday greens, seasonal produce, dried flower wreaths and more. Kids can pet and feed farm animals. Christmas Lane features tractor-pulled hayrides ($3/person) and Kids Korral Fun Area ($3.50/child, adults free). Information: 541-548-1432 or www.ddranch.net

Dec. 8

Holiday Open House, 4-7 p.m., Redmond Learning Center, 720 S.W. 23rd St., 541-923-4854. Handmade ornaments and crafts.

Dec. 10-11

American Legion Auxiliary Craft Bazaar, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Redmond Grange, 707 S.W. Kalama Ave., 541-548-4853. Jewelry, knitting apparel, greeting cards, décor, crocheted items and more.

Dec. 11

Eighth annual Teddy Bear Tea at Juniper Golf Course, 1938 S.W. Elkhorn Ave. The holiday tea includes a visit with Santa, story time with Mrs. Claus and an appearance by the Cinnamon Bear. Two seatings available, 10 a.m. and noon. Tickets are $8.50 for adults and $12.50 for children, who must be accompanied by an adult. Tickets available at Redmond-Sisters Hospice or by calling 541-548-7483.

Dec. 11

Desert Meadows Christmas Bazaar, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., 520 N.E. Shoshone Drive, 541-923-2198. Handcrafted items, Avon products, teas and more.

Zion Holiday Bazaar, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Zion Lutheran Church, 1113 S.W. Black Butte Blvd., 541-548-4712. Homemade craft and gift items, baked goods and more, proceeds benefit community projects.

Powell Butte Art Show & Sale, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Powell Butte Community Center, 8404 S.W. Reif Road, 541-447-4615. Pottery, glasswork, paintings, knitted items, jewelry, photography and more from local artists; café will serve food.

Dec. 11

Light Up a Life remembrance ceremony at Redmond-Sisters Hospice, 732 S.W. 23rd St., includes candle lighting, photo presentations, ceremonial reading of names, holiday refreshments and music. 4:30-5:30 p.m. No charge, however, remembrance candles are available for purchase. Information: 541-548-7483.

The Gift of Giving

Shop With a Cop – Dec. 14 local law enforcement officers will shop at Redmond Walmart with Redmond School District children chosen by the Family Access Network. Donations: drop off a check made payable to Walmart at any Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office or mail to Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office, Shop With a Cop Program, Attn: Lois, 63333 W. Highway 20, Bend, OR 97701. More information: 541-550-4880, or www.sheriff.deschutes.org

Giving Tree – Sponsored by Redmond Chamber of Commerce and Redmond School District Family Access Network; select a gift tag from the tree at Green Plow Coffee, 436 S.W. Sixth St., purchase a gift for the child and return the unwrapped gift to Green Plow or the chamber office by Dec. 13.

Coat Drive – Through Dec. 17, Windermere Real Estate is collecting new and gently used winter clothing, heavy coats, hats, boots, gloves and bedding that will be distributed by the Family Access ­Network. Drop off items at 1020 S.W. Indian Ave., Suite 100, weekdays 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Saturdays 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Be a Santa to a Senior – Home Instead Senior Care, local nonprofit agencies and area retailers are teaming up to collect, wrap and deliver gifts to lonely and needy seniors. Giving trees go up in Redmond Fred Meyer and Redmond Senior Center on Dec. 1. The community is invited to help wrap gifts Dec. 17. Gifts will be delivered the week of Dec. 20. Information: 541-330-6400.



When spending is actually saving

There’s an inescapable irony about a public agency, which through wise planning and economic happenstance, gives taxpayers more than anticipated for their hand-earned dollars – and gets lampooned for it.

Stranger still has been the fact that the complainers (it being impossible to know how many there are) waited until the last minute, and some even after, before crying foul.

Such has been the saga of the Tale of the Saved Money, involving the Redmond School District.

See, once upon a time, in a community welcoming new people every day, the schools were bursting at the seams. Classrooms were full, hallways were crowded and students were stuffed into modular buildings on the playground. To add insult to injury, several of the schools were very old and badly in need of repairs.

Twice the school leaders asked the community for funds for a new high school, its most pressing need, and twice voters said no. Finally, a request for a new high school was dropped and a more modest plea for a grade and middle school submitted to the community.

That request passed muster and the two building were constructed, at the height of the building boom, within the budget voters had approved.

Fast forward a few more years and the high school is still packed and populations in the middle and elementary buildings are climbing. Anticipating it will need to reclaim a former middle school, now in use by the overcrowded high school, to meet ever-growing student populations, the school district crafts a new plan: ask voters for enough funds for a new elementary and high school and to do some basic infrastructure repairs at several of its oldest schools.

It’s an ambitious plan and bold, considering the community’s past failure to support the idea of a new high school. But given the fact that this community has been one of Oregon’s fastest growing for years, the school leaders feel confident of their chances, and indeed, voters agree and approve a bond measure for those three things.

We can title this chapter What Happened When The Sky Fell.

Shortly after finishing the design process for the two new schools, which was done with a sharp eye on the budget and ever-rising construction costs, the bottom falls out of the economy. The school district starts getting bids for its construction projects only to find that hungry contractors are more willing to work for less profit than they were when the bond was approved and cost estimates drawn up.

What that means is the high school, which was designed without sports grandstands because it wasn’t thought possible given the $80 million budget the facility had to work with, now had more options. And the elementary school, originally expected to use every cent of its expected $20 million budget, was constructed for just over half that. And the $10 million for various upgrades to seriously degraded older schools could go farther and accomplish more projects.

When The Sky Fell the taxpayers, who’d already given the OK for the district to spend $110 million on three specific items – two schools and repairs to old schools – now got more than they asked for, more return for the original investment.

So what’s the beef?

Good question. When the district realized it would have all these savings to reinvest in school building projects it started looking at its “deferred maintenance” list with a keener eye. Deferred maintenance is what happens when budgets are tight and monies are funneled into operations – personnel and programs – rather than repairs. As any homeowner can tell you, once you put off replacing some of those roof tiles for few years to save a few bucks, your $500 one-time repair can quickly become a $10,000 new roof.

The district also realized that while it was perfectly with its legal rights to spend all $110 million on the items listed in the bond measure, morally it might be better to get input from the community on whether taxpayers wanted the savings credited back to them. And that is what it did, over a course of many months, using local media, school websites and newsletters and visits with local civic groups.

Eventually, after waiting to hear from as many people as wanted to be heard (and the overwhelming majority saying ‘spend the money’), the school board agreed the best long-term investment for the community was to spend all the money on school repairs.

Despite this due process, some community taxpayers are complaining loudly, saying the district has no right to spend this bond money, despite what voters authorized it to do. They want the money given back to them, despite the reality that the annual property tax cuts would scarcely fill their gas tanks. It wouldn’t be the average $150,000 homeowner who’d see any money to speak of, or the more than 60 percent of renters in our community, it would be the large corporate landowners and the scattering of expensive residential property owners.

Common sense should prevail here. Spending $15 million today on very overdue upgrades will save the district (which means the taxpayers) 10 times that down the road.

Obituaries

Dorothy A. Dahl, of Redmond

Sept. 6, 1918 - Nov. 17, 2010

Arrangements: Autumn Funerals-Redmond

541-504-9485, www.autumnfunerals.net

Family services to be held at a later date.

Mae Brown

May 2, 1920 - Nov. 18, 2010

Mae Brown, age 90, a long-time resident of Redmond, Oregon, passed away from natural causes on November 18, 2010.

Mae was born in Kellogg, Oregon, on May 2, 1920, to Charles and Hannah Madison. She spent her youth in the Kellogg, Oregon area, attended high school in Elkton, Oregon, and graduated from Oregon College of Education in Monmouth.

She had two sisters, Thelma Ladd and Lorna Amrhein; and a brother, James Madison.

In 1941, Mae began her teaching career in the Glendale School District, and later decided to leave teaching for a higher paying job at a bank in Portland. She rented a room from her Uncle Frank, who was constructing a building for Lyle H. Cobb Construction Company. It was there that she met her future husband, Don, who was a purchasing agent for the company. Mae married Don Brown on January 27, 1945, in Kelso, Washington.

Mae and Don moved to Redmond in 1946, and started their life together. They raised three children, Donna Mae, Douglas; and their adopted granddaughter, Wanda.

Mae was a loving wife, an ultimate mother and teacher who loved "all of her kids." In 1965 she resumed teaching in the Cloverdale School District, a one-room school where she taught first through sixth grade. In 1971, she began teaching in the Redmond School District and remained there until she retired in 1977.

Mae is survived by her son Douglas Brown and his wife, Margaret Brown of Petaluma, California; her daughter, Wanda Tigard of Redmond, Oregon, and her husband, Conan Tigard; and her granddaughters, Shawna Brown and Cierra Tigard.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Don, in February of this year; her parents, Charles and Hannah Madison; sisters, Thelma Ladd and Lorna Amrhein; her brother, James Madison; and her daughter and her husband, Donna Mae Leamon and Wayne Leamon.

A private memorial service will be held. Donations may be made to the Hospice of Redmond at www.redmondhospice.org or call 541-548-7483.

William ‘Bill’ D. Welsh

Dec. 17, 1921 - Nov. 12, 2010

William (Bill) D. Welsh, died of heart disease on November 12, 2010, in his home with his wife, Ivy; daughter, Connie; and Hospice volunteer, Dick by his side. Bill was born in New Rockford, N. Dakota, where he lived on a farm throughout his growing years. He was one of nine brothers and sisters.

He served in the military as a pilot (instructor) in WWII. After leaving the military he was involved in the building trade as a contractor and also loved wood working as well as hunting, fishing, golfing and square dancing.

He is survived by his wife, Ivy; two sisters, Ellen and Zita; one brother, Richard; also survived by his son, Bill and his wife, Michele; daughter Connie and her husband, Terry; and seven grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren that will miss his wit and wisdom.

Contributions in his memory may be made to Redmond/Sisters Hospice in Redmond Oregon, or to the St. Thomas Catholic Church building fund in Redmond Oregon. Please sign our guest book at www.redmondmemorial.com

November 16, 2010

Event calendar

WEDNESDAY

Nov. 17

SCHOOLS: Redmond School Board meeting, listening session 4 p.m., meeting 5:30 p.m.; John Tuck Elementary, 209 N.W. 10th St. Agenda at www.redmond.k12.or.us

FIRE DISTRICT: board of directors of Deschutes County Rural Fire Protection District No. 1 will meet to work on annexation transition issues; 7 p.m.; downtown station, 341 N.W. Dogwood Ave. Information: 541-504-5000

THURSDAY

Nov. 18

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: Redmond Development Commission meeting; 3:30 p.m.; city hall, 716 S.W. Evergreen Ave. Agenda at www.ci.redmond.or.us

DOGS IN THE FOREST OPEN HOUSE: Deschutes National Forest hosts meeting for the community to discuss and explore ways for all recreation users and dog owners to interact responsibly and safely on trails and other areas; 5 p.m.; Bend Park & Recreation District Office, 799 S.W. Columbia St., Bend; 541-389-7275.

LINDY LOU GRAVELLE: Crooner Lindy Lou Gravelle will perform; Brassie’s Bar, 5:30-8:30 p.m.; Niblick and Greene’s, 7535 Falcon Crest Drive #100, Redmond; 541-548-4220.

AUTHOR PRESENTATION: Redmond author Jo Ann Senior speaks about “Understanding Persuasive Strategies” at the Central Oregon Writers Guild’s meeting, open to the public; free; 6:30-9 p.m.; Central Oregon Community College, Redmond campus, 2030 S.E. College Loop, Redmond; 541-923-0896, elsiemariewrites@gmail.com or www.CentralOregonWritersGuild.com.

RENT: BEAT performs the hit musical; $15, $10 students 18 and younger; 7:30 p.m.; 2nd Street Theater, 220 N.E. Lafayette Ave., Bend; 541-419-5558 or www.beatonline.org.

FRIDAY

Nov. 19

COUNTRY CHRISTMAS BAZAAR: Western theme decor, wreaths, ornaments, metal art, homespun crafts, barn wood decor, jewelry, , horseshoe art, honey, baked goods and much more. Will be accepting non-perishable food items for the church’s food bank; 9 a.m.-7 p.m.; Smith Rock Community Church, 8344 11th St., Terrebonne; 541-923-3633.

CANDY CANE BAZAAR: crafted items by local artists; 9 a.m.-4 p.m., 1515 N.W. Lower Bridge Way, Terrebonne; 541-548-1538.

GIFT BAZAAR: Quilts, craft and wooden toy sale, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.; Redmond Assembly of God Church, 1865 W. Antler. Ave.

AUTHOR PRESENTATION: Melany Tupper will discuss her book “The Sandy Knoll Murder”; free; 6:30 p.m.; Paulina Springs Books, 422 S.W. Sixth St., Redmond; 541-526-1491.

MAI HYMAN: Local act performs; 6:30 p.m.; Cross Creek Cafe, 507 S.W. 8th St., Redmond; 541-548-2883.

LINDY LOU GRAVELLE: Crooner Lindy Lou Gravelle, Brassie’s Bar, located inside the restaurant; 7-10 p.m.; Niblick and Greene’s, 7535 Falcon Crest Drive #100, Redmond; 541-548-4220.

SATURDAY

Nov. 20

GIFT BAZAAR: Quilts, craft and wooden toy sale, 8 a.m.- 4 p.m.; Redmond Assembly of God Church, 1865 W. Antler. Ave.

CANDY CANE BAZAAR: crafted items by local artists; 9 a.m.-4 p.m., 1515 N.W. Lower Bridge Way, Terrebonne; 541-548-1538.

COUNTRY CHRISTMAS BAZAAR: Western theme decor, wreaths, mirrors, ornaments, metal art, homespun crafts, barn wood decor, jewelry, birdhouses, horseshoe art, honey, baked goods and much more. Will be accepting non-perishable food items for the church’s food bank; 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Smith Rock Community Church, 8344 11th St., Terrebonne; 541-923-3633.

THE LAW OF ATTRACTION SEMINAR: Based upon the 'Abraham Teachings’ the experiential exercises of The Law of Attraction focus on allowing (versus resisting) the stream of abundance that surrounds us, location is 6 miles west of Tumalo, RSVP to Richard; donations accepted; 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Cat-Scratch Acres, Tumalo; 541-389-4523 or www.GoldenBridgeSeminars.com.

HARMONY 4 WOMEN CONCERT: Tickets available at The Ticket Mill in Bend, The High Desert Gallery in Bend and Sisters, Paulina Springs Bookstore in Redmond and Sisters, Great American Home Furnishings in Redmond, Home Federal Bank and Riches & Rags in Prineville and online at www.wrcco.org. Attendees can have their photos taken by a professional photographer, refreshments for sale; advance tickets are $12 for either show or $15 at the door; November 20, 2:30 and 7 p.m.; Summit High School, 2855 N.W. Clearwater Drive, Bend; 541-322-3300.

DANCE: Live music by the High Desert Wranglers; members $4, non-members $6; 7-11 p.m.; VFW Hall, 1836 S.W. Veterans Way, Redmond; 541-548-4108.

POWELL BUTTE HOLIDAY CONCERT: Featuring Bronn & Kathryn Journey along with The Bells of Sunriver Handbell Choir; $8 in advance, $12 at the door; 7 p.m.; Powell Butte Christian Church, 13720 S.W. state Highway 126, Powell Butte; 541-548-3066 or powellbuttechurch.com.

SUNDAY

Nov. 21

DORIAN MICHAEL AND KENNY BLACKWELL: The mandolin and guitar duo performs; free; 2 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1032 or www.deschuteslibrary.org/calendar.

MONDAY

Nov. 22

MONDAY MOVIE MANIA: Watch the movie “Ramona and Beezus,” snacks provided. For ages 6-11 years; 1-3 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1050.

MARY YOUNGBLOOD: A native flute concert; free; 4 p.m.; Central Oregon Community College, Wille Hall, 2600 N.W. College Way, Bend; 541-383-3782.

See 'Rent’ on stage

2nd Street Theater announces BEAT’s production of the hit musical “Rent.”

The show opened Nov. 12 and runs Thursday through Sunday through Nov. 28, with no show on Thanksgiving Day. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. with 2 p.m. Sunday matinees. Tickets are available at www.beattickets.org or 541-419-5558 and cost $15 for adults and $10 for students 18 and under.

Also coming up are auditions for “Rainmaker,” directed by Susan Benson, Dec. 6 and 7, at 7 p.m. And “Love Laughter & Lucci” by Cricket Daniel, directed by Vanessa Farnsworth, will run Jan. 7-22. Please visit www.2ndstreettheater.com for more information.

Scout food drive

Redmond Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts will be conducting their annual Scouting for Food Drive on Saturday, Nov. 20. Please leave nonperishable food donations outside on your porch or curb by 9 a.m. Food will be delivered to the F.I.S.H Food Bank in Redmond for distribution to local families. Year-round, nonperishable food items can be donated directly to F.I.S.H., 536 S.W. 10th St., Redmond.

For information about this food drive or to learn more about Scouting, call 541-382-4647.

Giving Tree goes up

The Redmond Chamber of Commerce is working with the Salvation Army, Redmond Fire and Rescue and the Redmond School District to present the annual Giving Tree to help give disadvantaged children a wonderful Christmas memory. Beginning Tuesday, Nov. 23, the Giving Tree will be conveniently hosted at the Green Plow Coffee Roasters in downtown Redmond, located at 436 S.W. Sixth St. Gift tags on the tree have the children’s age, size, a Christmas wish and a need, such as socks or gloves, listed inside. Residents are encouraged to take a name off the Giving Tree, purchase an appropriate gift and return it unwrapped in a holiday bag to the Redmond Chamber of Commerce or to the Green Plow Coffee Roasters by Monday, Dec. 13. All gifts will be distributed on Friday, Dec. 17.

For more information contact Karen at 541-923-5191 or karen@visitredmondoregon.com.

Downtown charm stroll

The Redmond Chamber of Commerce & CVB present the Downtown Holiday Charm Stroll. Individuals are encouraged to collect a unique charm from participating businesses as a gift of thanks. Charms received are fun and reflect the business itself. The kickoff to the event begins at noon Friday, Nov. 26, and continues throughout the season while supplies last. Participating business hours vary in the week, so check back frequently. Pick up a map at any participating business with a Downtown Charm Stroll poster in the window. It is free to participate. For more details visit www.visitredmondoregon.com or contact Karen at 541-923-5191 or karen@visitredmondoregon.com.

Home for the holidays

The Redmond Chamber of Commerce and downtown Redmond encourage everyone to come out to enjoy the festivities during the Home for the Holidays event Nov. 26, 27 and Dec. 4.

Enjoy holiday craft and food vendors, art, children’s activities, the Starlight Parade, the Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, time with Santa and more. For more details visit www.visitredmondoregon.com or call Karen at 541-923-5191.

Fido and Santa say cheese!

Pet photos with Santa can be taken in a free session at the Humane Society of Redmond’s Thrift and Gifts Store on Nov. 27, Dec. 4 and Dec. 11, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Receive an e-mailed photo with a donation to the Shelter; additional photos and CD’s available for purchase.

The store is located at 1776 S. Hwy. 97. Call 541-923-8558 for more details.

Proceeds go to support the Humane Society of Redmond.

Festival of Trees returns

The Redmond-Sisters Hospice 27th annual Festival of Trees returns to the Deschutes County Fairgrounds Middle Sister this year on Saturday, Dec 4. The free event will run from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and include the opportunity for viewing of trees, visits with Santa, children’s games, raffles and group entertainment. The evening gala event begins at 5 p.m. and includes heavy hors d’oeuvres, silent auction, raffles, door prizes and more. The live auction of trees begins at 7:30 sharp. Tickets for evening events are now on sale at Redmond-Sisters Hospice for $40 per ticket. The Festival of Trees raises important funds for many of the auxiliary programs offered by Redmond-Sisters Hospice. For more information about the festival or to purchase tickets, 541-548-7483.

Teddy Bear Tea

Children of all ages are invited to the eighth annual Teddy Bear Tea on Dec. 11 at the Juniper Golf Club in Redmond. Two seatings are available: 10 a.m. and noon. The event includes a holiday tea, a visit with Santa, story time with Mrs. Claus, and an appearance by the Cinnamon Bear. Tickets are available at Redmond-Sisters Hospice or by calling 541-548-7483. Seating is limited, advance purchase required. Ticket prices are $8.50 for adults and $12.50 for children. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Babysitting class for teens at RAPRD

Launch your babysitting career with the help of the American Red Cross.

If you are 11 to 15 years old and want to become a babysitter, you can get the knowledge, skills and confidence to care for infants and school-aged children through Babysitter’s Training. The class takes place Saturday, Dec. 4, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Cascade Swim Center Activity Room. Please bring a lunch. Cost is $35. Sign up early for this popular class by calling 541-548-7275, or visit www.raprd.org for more information.

Men’s rec basketball league signups

The registration deadline for Men’s City League Basketball is Dec. 16 — completed rosters and full payment are due. A late fee of $25 applies if deadline is missed. Seventh- and eighth-graders can sign up for Girls Youth Hoops, Boys Youth Hoops and Cheerleading for Youth Hoops with the same registration deadline. Call 541-548-7275 or visit www.raprd.org for more information.

Light up a Life ceremony

Join Redmond-Sisters Hospice for an evening of remembrance at annual “Light up a Life” ceremonies taking place in Redmond and Sisters. Events include candle lighting, photo presentations, ceremonial reading of names, holiday refreshments and music. Remembrance candles are also available for purchase. Ceremonies take place on Sunday, Dec. 12, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. at 732 S.W. 23rd St. in Redmond and on Thursday, Dec. 16, from 5 to 6 p.m. at 204 W. Adams St. in Sisters. This is a free event. For more information call 541-548-7483.

Learn to preserve

Want to learn how to safely can, dry or freeze your garden’s bounty? Oregon State University Extension Service invites you to enroll in Preserve@Home, an online food preservation class to teach individuals how to safely preserve a variety of food products. Participants learn how to produce high-quality preserved foods and the science behind food preservation and food safety. The registration deadline is Dec. 16.

The first class of the six-week course starts on Jan. 6, 2011. Each lesson includes online text (that can be downloaded and printed), an online bulletin board to facilitate student discussion, and a real-time weekly chat to interact with classmates and instructors. Topics to be covered include: Foodborne Illness — causes and prevention, Spoilage and Canning Basics, Canning High Acid Foods, Canning Specialty High Acid Foods — pickles, salsa, jams, jellies, etc., Canning Low Acid Foods, and Freezing and Drying. Supplemental materials this year will include materials on planting varieties for food preservation and cold storage and root cellaring.

OSU Extension/Deschutes County will provide a hands-on lab experience for Central Oregon participants at the Extension office in Redmond. Students will practice pressure and water-bath canning. The hands-on lab will be held on Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011.

Cost of the course is $50 plus the cost of required supplemental materials. Class size is limited. This course has been developed and is offered collaboratively with University of Idaho Extension Service. Call 541-548-6088 to reserve your space, and submit your registration materials by Dec. 16.

For more information visit http://extension.oregonstate.edu/deschutes/food-preservation or contact Glenda Hyde, OSU Extension faculty/instructor, at glenda.hyde@oregonstate.edu, or call 541-548-6088.

Become a Master Gardener

Applications for the OSU Master Gardener™ Program in Central Oregon are now available. The program targets individuals interested in becoming a trained volunteer who wants to learn and share research-based gardening information. The program starts with 10 classes that meet on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Jan. 15 through April 2, 2011, at OSU Cascades Hall on the COCC campus in Bend and continues with hands-on training through September. Applications must be received by Jan. 5. Cost is $275 and includes tuition, text book and supplies. Scholarships are available. And those only interested in classroom training can be accommodated. More information is available at http://extension.oregonstate.edu/deschutes.

Toast a glass of Rockchuck Red

At the Spokesman, when we hear the word “rockchuck” our ears naturally perk up. As founders of The Royal Rockchuck Society of Redmond, we pay attention to any potential opportunity to help the much-aligned marmot get the respect it deserves.

So when a home vintner walked in our door with a bottle of Redmond-created “Rockchuck Red,” you can bet we noticed.

While Dan Tippy, 58, has been home-brewing beer for many years, he only began dabbling in wine a few years ago. A retired soil scientist and Bureau of Land Management supervisor, Tippy was invited to join his son Patrick’s wine experiments and was soon hooked.

“There’s lots of chemistry in wine making, the grapes are different every time,” says Tippy, who opted to call his syrah-cabernet blend for the last three years “Rockchuck Red.”

“I wanted a name that said something local,” Tippy says. In a couple of years the northwest Redmond resident’s wine will get even more local. So far Tippy’s had to buy grapes in Washington State for his homemade wine but soon his 80-feet of Redmond-grown grapes will begin bearing enough fruit to ferment.

His 16-plant investment has morphed through the years, as fickle Central Oregon winters cut a wide swath through his mostly European grapes.

“I’ve probably lost 20-30 plants since I started in 2008,” he says with a rueful smile. “I probably wouldn’t have ever gotten a crop from them, they need about 180 frost-free days and we have like 90.” He’s concentrating on more French-American hybrid grapes now, varieties commonly grown in northern states like Minnesota and New York.

It’s been a steep learning curve for Tippy, who’s since joined the Winegrowners Association of Central Oregon (WACO) to better network with more experienced grape growers in the region.

“As an amateur it can be frustrating,” he says. “My wife has her eye on the rows where my grapes are in the backyard. She says when they all die she’s putting in a rose garden.”

His winemaking/grape-growing efforts have ramped up since retiring last year (“I have more time to spend with ‘the kids’”). After a visit to South America he got excited about a local grape variety there, malbec, and has planted several vines in his Redmond grape patch.

“I guess I didn’t realize how complicated it all was,” Tippy says. “I mean they give out degrees in this stuff.” His wife Tara doesn’t share his interest in the finer points of grape chemistry but she functions as his “official taste tester” and will no doubt be pressed into action when he bottles his first Redmond-grown grapes.

“There’s a lot of potential for wine-making in this area but I think the wine it produces will be very different from what most people are used to,” says Tippy. Regarding Central Oregon’s notoriously poor soil quality he adds “Some people say the more a vine suffers the better the wine but I think the better the winemaker, the better the wine!”

Tippy’s 2010 blend has not been named yet; it’s sitting in glass jugs in a cool bedroom closet right now. It’s certain it won’t be Rockchuck Red, however. That vintage has come and gone and its creator is on to bigger and better things.

-- story by Leslie Pugmire Hole

Redmond Veterans Day Parade

Deschutes County Commissioner Alan Unger, of Redmond, walked the route.
photo by Gary Newman

Redmond High School Marine JROTC
photo by Gary Newman

Navy veteran Carl Vertrees of Redmond shares a ride with a fellow Kiwaniian
photo by Leslie Pugmire Hole

Tammy Brown, with the Drifters Car Club, celebrated the service of her grandfather, a WWI veteran. photo by Leslie Pugmire Hole


Harold Evans Sr, rides shotgun for Vietman War veteran John Lammers.
photo by Leslie Pugmire Hole




Obituaries

Barbara Ann Langeliers
January 10, 1942 - November 11, 2010
Barbara Ann Langeliers, of Redmond, passed away November 11, 2010. She was 68. Barb was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend. Barb was born in Terrebonne in her grandparent’s farmhouse on January 10, 1942. She met her husband, Ralph Langeliers,
when they were in the third grade. They married at the age of seventeen on July 31, 1959, and lived their life together in Terrebonne and Redmond. Barb is survived by her husband of 51 years; her daughter and son-in-law, Sherry and Gary Thrasher of Redmond, OR; her son and
daughter-in-law, Mark and Sharon Langeliers of Redmond, OR; her five grandchildren, K.C. & T.J. Thrasher, Kaitlin Ferrando, and Jordyn and Chase Langeliers; and her three great-grandchildren, Anna, Caden, and Jack. Barb never met a person that she couldn’t carry a conversation with and she had a strong and tenacious outlook on life. She will be remembered for her sense of humor, contagious laugh and giving spirit. Barb will be greatly missed by her family and friends.
A Celebration of Life open house will be held at Ralph Langeliers' home at 702 SW 55th Place, Redmond, Oregon from 2-4 pm, Saturday, November 20, 2010.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to any Hospice or the Humane Society of Redmond

Wilburn Arthur Phillips
Jan. 20, 1924 - Nov. 4, 2010
Art was born in O’Donnell, Texas, to Lester G. and Willie (Waller) Phillips on January 20, 1924. He was a longtime resident of Central Oregon before moving to Tucson, Arizona, in 1994. He passed away November 4, 2010, of natural causes.
He leaves behind his wife, Carol, who resides in Tucson. They were married in May 1988. He was married to Phyllis Margaret Lusthoff, February 11, 1947. She preceded him in death August 5, 1987.
He leaves three daughters and two stepsons, Sharon & Butch McPheeters of Culver, OR; Sandra Heffner of Portland, OR; Susan & Bob Rhines of Keizer, OR; Christopher and Victoria Sager of Geneva, Switzerland; and Bradley and Jackie Sager of San Diego, CA.
He also had ten grandchildren, Michael, Jason, Timothy, Kirk, Kraig, Kevin, Tonya, Brenda, Ian and AJ, and was also blessed with 18 great-grandchildren who loved him dearly.
His only sister, Frances (Carter) Barnes of Redmond, and numerous nieces and nephews survive him. His parents and four brothers, Hardie, Arnold, Lloyd and Raymond Phillips preceded him in death.
He proudly served in the United States Navy in WWII and worked many years in road construction before retiring in 1986, from Jack Robinson & Sons in Bend. He owned and operated his own landscaping maintenance business in Redmond until moving to Tucson, Arizona.
Art was a wonderful man who loved his family very much. He was a great friend to everyone that knew him. He always had a smile to give for everyone and will be truly missed by all. He was a member of Hope United Methodist Church in Tucson.
Services will be held at 11 a.m., Nov. 26. at Redmond Grange Hall in Redmond, OR.

November 9, 2010

Event calendar

WEDNESDAY

Nov. 10

ENERGY EFFICIENCY FORUM: Anyone involved in agriculture and interested in the latest research and best practices will benefit, lunch will be served to registered participants; free; 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m.; Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, 3800 S.W. Airport Way, Redmond; 541-954-3283,541-923-4358 or http://energyefficiency.wufoo.com/forms/central-or-agriculture-energyefficiency-workshop/.

"OUT IN THE SILENCE”: A screening of the film about the difficulties gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people experience in small-town America; with a discussion with the director; free; 3-5 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-383-7412.

HISTORY: Redmond Historical Commission meeting, public welcome; 2 p.m., Redmond Museum, 529 S.W. Seventh St.; agenda includes discussion of the progress of the Redmond Historical Society, see agenda at www.ci.redmond.or.us.

SCHOOL BOARD: Redmond School Board meetings; public welcome; listening session 4 p.m.; meeting 5:30 p.m.; Sage Elementary School, 2790 S.W. Wickiup Ave.; agenda items include public comments on bond savings recommendations, see agenda at www.redmond.k12.or.us.

FIRE BOARD: Deschutes County Rural Fire Protection District No. 1, board meeting, public welcome; 7 p.m., main station, 341 N.W. Dogwood Ave. Information: 541-504-5000

THURSDAY

Nov. 11

FREE DAY FOR MILITARY: Veterans can view museum exhibits for no charge; noon-4 p.m.; Redmond Museum, 529 S.W. Seventh St., Redmond; 541-504-3038.

A SIMON & GARFUNKEL RETROSPECTIVE: AJ Swearingen and Jonathan Beedle perform both classic and obscure songs from the band; $23-$37; 8 p.m.; Tower Theatre, 835 N.W. Wall St., Bend; 541-317-0700 or www.towertheatre.org.

FRIDAY

Nov. 12

HOLIDAY BAZAAR AND CHILI FEED: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Des Chutes Historical Museum, 129 N.W. Idaho Ave., Bend; 541-389-1813.

GOOD CHAIR, GREAT BOOKS: Read and discuss “Jurassic Park” by Michael Crichton; free; noon; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1055 or www.deschuteslibrary.org/calendar.

LIVE MUSIC: Allan Byer peforms all original Americana music; 7 p.m.; Green Plow Coffee Roasters, 436 S.W. Sixth St., Redmond; 541-516-1128.

SATURDAY

Nov. 13

HOLIDAY BAZAAR: offering lunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m; 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; St. Thomas Parish Hall, 12th Street and Evergreen Avenue, Redmond; 541-923-3390.

HOLIDAY BAZAAR AND CHILI FEED: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Des Chutes Historical Museum, 129 N.W. Idaho Ave., Bend; 541-389-1813.

“FROM CHEYENNE TO PENDLETON”: A screening of the documentary about the rise and fall of the rodeo cowgirl, with filmmaker Steve Wursta; $5, free museum members; 7 p.m.; High Desert Museum, 59800 S. U.S. Highway 97, Bend; 541-382-4754, ext. 241 or kgarton@highdesertmuseum.org.

SUNDAY

Nov. 14

REDMOND COMMUNITY CONCERT ASSOCIATION PERFORMANCE: Guy Few performs on the trumpet, piano and other instruments, with Stephanie Mara; $50 season ticket, $105 family ticket; 2 and 6:30 p.m.; Redmond High School, 675 S.W. Rimrock Way, Redmond; 541-350-7222 or http://redmondcca.org.

TUESDAY

Nov. 16

CITY COUNCIL: Redmond City Council meetings, public welcome; 6:45 a.m. and 7 p.m., council chambers, 777 S.W. Deschutes Ave.; agenda at www.ci.redmond.or.us.

PUBLIC ART: Redmond Commission for Art in Public Places meeting, public welcome; 4:30 p.m., city hall, 716 S.W. Evergreen Ave., agenda at www.ci.redmond.or.us.

PLANNING COMMISSION: Redmond Urban Area Planning Commission meeting, public welcome; 7 p.m., city hall, 716 S.W. Evergreen Ave.; agenda at www.ci.redmond.or.us.

“NATIVE AMERICAN RESEARCH — THE WARM SPRINGS TRIBE”: Bend Genealogical Society presents a program by Jane Kirkpatrick; free; 10 a.m.; Rock Arbor Villa, Williamson Hall, 2200 N.E. U.S. Highway 20, Bend; 541-317-8978, 541-317-9553 or www.orgenweb.org/deschutes/bend-gs.

WEDNESDAY

Nov.17

SCHOOL BOARD: Redmond School Board meetings; public welcome; listening session 4 p.m.; meeting 5:30 p.m.; John Tuck Elementary School, 209 N. 10th St.; see agenda at www.redmond.k12.or.us.

THURSDAY

Nov. 18

DOGS IN THE FOREST OPEN HOUSE: Deschutes National Forest hosts meeting for the community to discuss and explore ways for all recreation users and dog owners to interact responsibly and safely on trails and other areas; 5 p.m.; Bend Park & Recreation District Office, 799 S.W. Columbia St., Bend; 541-389-7275.

FRIDAY

Nov. 19

AUTHOR PRESENTATION: Melany Tupper will discuss her book “The Sandy Knoll Murder”; free; 6:30 p.m.; Paulina Springs Books, 422 S.W. Sixth St., Redmond; 541-526-1491.

SATURDAY

Nov. 20

HARMONY 4 WOMEN CONCERT: Tickets available at The Ticket Mill in Bend, The High Desert Gallery in Bend and Sisters, Paulina Springs Bookstore in Redmond and Sisters, Great American Home Furnishings in Redmond, Home Federal Bank and Riches & Rags in Prineville and online at www.wrcco.org. Attendees can have their photos taken by a professional photographer, refreshments for sale; advance tickets are $12.00 for either show or $15 at the door; November 20, 2:30 and 7 p.m.; Summit High School, 2855 N.W. Clearwater Drive, Bend; 541-322-3300.

SUNDAY

Nov. 21

DORIAN MICHAEL AND KENNY BLACKWELL: The mandolin and guitar duo performs; free; 2 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1032 or www.deschuteslibrary.org/calendar.

Winter activities at High Desert

The High Desert Museum has reduced rates for the winter and has a variety of special events scheduled. The new rates will be in effect through April 30 and are as follows: $10 adults, $9 ages 65 and older, and $6 ages 5-12. Members and ages 4 and younger are always free.

The museum is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily through April 30 and closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s days.

A screening of the film “From Cheyenne to Pendleton: The Rise and Fall of the Rodeo Cowgirl” will take place Nov. 13 at 7 p.m. Cost is $5 for nonmembers. This film explores the lives of three rodeo pioneers: Bonnie McCarroll of Idaho, Bertha Blancett of Colorado, and Mabel Strickland of Washington, and what forced women out of the sport in 1929. Steve Wursta of Bend documents the 25-year legacy of women in rodeo. RSVP to kgarton@highdesertmuseum.org or call 541-382-4754,ext. 241.

Food drive for NeighborImpact

Mt. Bachelor and Combined Communications, Premier West Bank, Newport Avenue Market, and The Central Oregon RV Dealers Association present the third annual Stuff the Bus Food Drive for NeighborImpact, now through Nov. 17.

Two Mt. Bachelor buses will be parked at locations throughout Central Oregon between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m., collecting nonperishable food donations. Locations include Premier West Bank in Bend and Redmond. The food collected during Stuff the Bus will go to more than 40 food pantries and meal sites throughout Central Oregon, including Madras, LaPine, Prineville and Sisters.

For a complete listing of locations for the Mt. Bachelor buses or to volunteer on a bus and help accept donations, please contact Sandy Klein at sandyk@neighborimpact.org or 541-548-2380, ext. 148 or Rachel White at rachelw@neighborimpact.org or 541-548-2380, ext. 144.

Rink open for winter

Seventh Mountain Resort’s outdoor ice skating rink will open to resort guests and the public for the winter season on Thanksgiving Day at 10 a.m.

Admission to the rink is $7 and skate rentals are $5. Special offers and events include a Two for Tuesday promotion that allows two people to skate for the admission price of one every Tuesday and Cosmic Skate, which features a DJ, prizes and disco music every Friday night from 7 to 10 p.m. Skaters wearing disco-themed costumes during Cosmic Skate are offered a $2 admission discount.

The rink’s hours of operation are: Mondays, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.; Tuesdays, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.; Wednesdays, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.; Thursdays, 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.; and Fridays, 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 10 p.m. Weekends and Holidays the rink is open from 10 a.m. to noon, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., 3 to 5 p.m., 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., and 8 to 10 p.m.

Ice skaters of all abilities can take lessons from the resort’s new ice skating instructor, Ashley Bedford. Bedford, a former competitive figure skater, competed internationally for seven years .

Obituaries

David Walter Gerardo, of Redmond

Feb. 5, 1936 - Oct. 31, 2010

Arrangements:Deschutes Memorial Chapel

541-382-5592, www.deschutesmemorialshapel.com

Services were held at Nov. 5 at Deschutes Memorial Chapel, 63875 N. Hwy 97, Bend, OR

Contributions may be made to: Partners In Care Hospice, 2075 NE Wyatt Ct.,

Bend, OR 97701


Vernon K. Siedelman, of Redmond

Jan. 2, 1937 - Oct. 30, 2010

Arrangements: Deschutes Memorial Chapel

541-382-5592, www.deschutesmemorialchapel.com

Services were held Nov. 6 at Redmond Christian Church, 9th and Evergreen, Redmond, OR.

Sharon E. Riste, of Culver

Jan. 20, 1946 - Oct. 31, 2010

Arrangements: Redmond Memorial Chapel

541-548-3219, www.redmondmemorial.com

Services were held Nov. 8at Word of Victory Church, 645 SW Salmon Ave,

Redmond, OR.

Sharlotte Jean White, of Redmond

July 16, 1934 - Oct. 31, 2010

Arrangements: Autumn Funerals, Redmond

541-504-9485, www.autumnfunerals.com

A private service will be held at a later date.

Garry Raymond ‘Pete’ De Main

Dec. 14, 1933 - November 4, 2010

Garry Raymond ‘Pete’ De Main, age 76, went peacefully home to his Lord and Savior after a courageous battle with cancer. A loving husband, father and grandfather and a friend to many, he will be greatly missed.

Pete is survived by his beloved wife, Joy, three days shy of their 57th anniversary, and their four children, their spouses and children: Rhonda Amer, and husband, Dallas of Roseburg, OR; Randy De Main, and wife, Debbie of Austin, TX; Dawna Wafford and husband, Marty of Redmond, OR; and Jason De Main and wife, Sundie of Redmond, OR. Pete was blessed with nine grandchildren who loved their 'Papa Pete': Tyler Amer-Clark, Travis De Main, Tera De Main Snyder, McKaley Wafford, Courtney Amer, Tyrel Wafford, Taylr De Main, and Scout and Gracie De Main, plus seven great-grandchildren. He is survived by his younger brother, John De Main, wife, Marie and their children, Matt, Gary, and Becky. His niece, Jeanne preceded him in death.

Pete was born December 14, 1933, in Klamath Falls, Ore., to parents, Ethel (Helms) and Raymond H. De Main. He attended school at Fairview and Coquille, Oregon. He met his "mountain flower", Joy Nadine Starrett while he was a commercial fisherman in Depoe Bay. They met in August and married three months later, November 7, 1953.

Known for his warm smile, positive attitude, and words of homespun wisdom, Pete had a rich and full life in Coquille for over 60 years, before retiring to Redmond, Ore., after serving four years as a Coos County Commissioner. He was a jack-of-all-trades, working as a logger, fisherman, salesman, 14 years in the Coos County Road Department, the majority of that as a bridge foreman. He was the chief engineer for Sause Brothers ocean-going tugs and owned and operated an old-time feed store for nearly 20 years.

Pete never knew a stranger and made friends with young and old alike. He believed deeply in being active and serving in his community. He did so by leading Bible studies at Fairview Community Church, and was a longtime 4-H leader and poultry superintendent at the Coos County Fair. He directed many 'hillybilly' plays at the Fairview school, was active on the Coquille school board and was a reserve Coos County Sheriff's deputy. Music was an integral part of his life. He started playing guitar as a young man with his dad and continued the tradition with his kids and neighbors. Every Saturday night, folks would come over and bring their guitars, banjos, and accordions and sing the night away. "Pickin’ and Grinnin’" became a Saturday night staple at the feed store. Everyone was welcome to push back the hay bales, grab a guitar and strum and sing along. Quite the woodsman, Pete enjoyed hunting and fishing and passed that love on to his children. For many years he hunted in Eastern Oregon with his good friend, Elmer Goodwin and his wife, Lorraine. He was a hounds man and spent many a night out hunting. He loved the song of the dogs hot on a fresh track. He had a way about him and every young man wanted to go hunting with Pete. His deep faith carried him through his last difficult days. He prayed faithfully for his family and friends and told them not to worry about him as he was "all prayed up."

Graveside services and a celebration of his life will be held Wednesday, November 10, at high noon, at the Dayville Cemetery in Dayville, Oregon. Arrangements are under the direction of Taylor's Family Chapel 541-679-6983.

Vernon Keith Siedelman

Jan. 2, 1937 - Oct. 30, 2010

Vernon Keith Siedelman passed away peacefully on October 30, 2010, at the age of 73, at Brookside Place, Redmond, Ore., surrounded by loved ones.

He was born in Vernonia, Ore., on January 2, 1937, to Cort and Agnes Siedleman.

He grew up in Vernonia, living there until he was in a car accident in Olympia, Wash., two days before his 22nd birthday.

He operated a Catapiller building roads for Oregon State Forestry, living with his sister, Pearl and Herb Freeman, later moving to Redmond, Ore., to live with his parents. He worked at Petersen Dairy then went to work at the Opportunity Center as a maintenance man for 16 years.

Vern loved the Lord. His faith is what carried him through his life. He also loved his family. He will be loved and missed by all that knew him, forever.

He was proceeded in death by his parents. He's survived by his sister, Pearl and brother-in-law, Herb Freeman; and many nieces, nephews; great nieces and nephews and great-great-nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held November 6, 2010, at the Redmond Christian Church, 9th & Evergreen, in Redmond, Ore. A second memorial service will be Friday, November 12, at 1:30 pm, at Brookside Place, 3550 NW Canal Blvd., Redmond, Ore.

Condolences can be extended to the family at our website www.deschutesmemorialchapel.com

David Walter Gerardo

Feb. 5, 1936 - Oct. 31, 2010

David Walter Gerardo died Sunday of natural causes. He was 74. A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Nov. 12 at the Deschutes Memorial Gardens in Bend.

David was a lifelong resident of Central Oregon. He was a 1956 graduate of Sisters High School and remained the #1 fan of the Sisters Outlaws. He loved all high school, college and professional sports. He would often listen to one game on the radio with an earpiece while watching another game on TV. He then would be able to tell you everything that happened in both games.

He was a member of the Redmond Christian Church.

David was preceded in death by his mother, Beulah Demaris-Becker; his father, Walter Gerardo; his sister and brother-in-law, Gerry and Albert Ramsey; and a niece, Terri Gerardo-Ibrahim.

He is survived by his brother and sister-in-law, Joe and Norma Jean Gerardo; his aunt and uncle, Lenora and Earl Holt; and was the beloved uncle of nieces, Vickie Jo Dimick, Judy Ramsey-Martinson, Connie Ramsey-Oberg and Brenda Abbott; nephews, Mike Ramsey and Walter Gerardo; and numerous great- nieces and nephews.

Donations may be made in his name to Partners In Care, 2075 NE Wyatt Ct. #1, Bend, OR 97701.

Condolences can be extended to the family at our website www.deschutesmemorialchapel.com