January 25, 2011

Making the impossible possible: cutting more than $6 million from the Redmond School District budget

Leslie Pugmire Hole/Spokesman staff

When preparing the 2009- 10 school budget two years ago, the Redmond School District (RSD) faced what seemed then unimaginable losses: The drop in state funding was forcing more than $5 million in cuts.

Yet this winter the district is contemplating a best-case scenario of more than $6 million in cuts and a worst-case vision of slashing more than $10 million from the 2010- 11 spending levels.

“When people first get a real sense of the size of the deficit, there’s an awestruck feeling of 'How can we possibly do this?’” says Mike McIntosh, RSD director of operations and fiscal services for the district.

When RSD faced its first huge deficit in 2009, it responded by laying off more than 50 teachers, condensing the school week to four days and myriad other smaller cost concessions.

The district will be forced to take multiple fiscal hits in the 2011-12 school year, beyond the decline in state funding. It expects continued declining enrollment, which could mean as much as $1.3 million less funding. A rise in PERS rates for employee retirement accounts will cost an estimated $1.5 million beyond what is already budgeted and a real estate payment that must come from general funds is expected at $741,000.

In addition, current employee union contracts contain provisions that will add another $2.4 million in deficits, including adding back deferred cost-of-living raises, cut school days, as well as pay increases for length of service and increased education.

This year the district got a jump on budget discussions, convening a task force of principals, departmental managers and other district staff, beginning in November.

“In the past we usually don’t start budget discussions until the March state forecast,” says McIntosh. “But this year we knew would be crazy enough that we had better start early.”

Another big change this year has been the involvement of local representatives from the two labor unions for district employees, Redmond Education Association and S.E.I.U., in early budget talks.

“With change in administration there’s been a change in how we deal with our stakeholders,” says McIntosh. “There’s no question that discussions with the labor groups will be key. There are only so many places to come up with those kinds of dollars.”

Although technically the district does not need to notify staff of potential layoffs until late spring, McIntosh says every effort will be made to make that announcement sooner, so employees can plan.

The 2010 school year began with a flat staffing level from the 2009 reduction in force and some teaching positions were funded through federal stimulus grants; those monies will not be available next year.

“I’ve been pleased with the team’s receptiveness and willingness to listen,” says Dru Carpenter, president of the Redmond S.E.I.U. chapter, which represents the non-licensed employees. “There’s been a lot of honest transparency right up front.”

The current three-year contract for the licensed staff will expire in June; negotiations are beginning next week.

“I expect our next contracts will be a one-year agreement,” says McIntosh. “It’s too difficult to predict how things might change in this current economy with three-year contracts.”

The S.E.I.U. classified contract is midway through its cycle but this year will revisit compensation discussions.

“It’s frustrating to me,” says Judy Newman, president of the Redmond Education Association, the union for teachers and other certified staff. “We cut so much already, I don’t know where we’re going to go with that. I’m hoping we’re all on the same page.”

According to McIntosh some staff reductions are likely but it’s impossible to know what effect that will have on actual layoffs. Retirements and resignations often reduce the need for layoffs, instead resulting in cut positions, not people. The district is looking at the possibility of early retirement incentives but less as a cost-savings than a position-saver; when more staff retire, others can step into that position in lieu of being laid off.

“We’re walking in unprecedented times,” says McIntosh “We appreciate participation from the union reps; we’re not going to get there any other way.”

Event calendar

Redmond Area Park and Recreation District

Do you know how to swim but you want stroke refinement so you can swim laps?

Learn stroke techniques that will assist you in the ability to swim full laps and swim for fitness every Monday and Wednesday at the Cascade Swim Center. The class will focus on tips and methods to enhance your stroke and challenge you with short distance segments. Participants must be able to swim 25 meters (one pool length) prone or supine. For ages 18 and up, Mondays and Wednesdays, Feb. 7-March 2, 6-6:30 p.m. Cost is $28.50.

The American Red Cross will teach a dog first aid class for ages 12 and over at the RAPRD Activity Center on Saturday, Feb. 12, from 1 to 3:30 p.m.

Pet first aid is not the same as human first aid. Enroll in this class and learn how to provide care for your dog in case of an emergency. You’ll learn how to perform rescue breathing, treat shock, respond to choking, stop bleeding, splint bones and handle other sudden illnesses including car sickness. Class cost is $35 and includes a book and DVD to take home.

For more information or to enroll in classes, call 548-7275 or visit www.raprd.org.

Pet adoption special

The Humane Society of Redmond is offering special rates for the adoption of shelter cats and dogs during the Valentine’s holiday week.

The event takes place Monday, Feb. 7 through Monday, Feb. 14 at the Humane Society, 1355 N.E. Hemlock Ave. Hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Complimentary Valentine gift bags will be given to the first 10 dog adoptions and first 10 cat adoptions.

Adobe software classes

COCC’s Community Learning department is offering a new three-evening class titled “Linking Adobe Suite Software” on Thursdays, Feb. 17, Feb. 24 and March 3, from 6 to 9 p.m. Location is the COCC Bend Campus. Participants with experience in Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign will learn how to link their software skills to create a multi-layered project. Cost is $99 and pre-registration is required. Call 541-383-7270 or visit http://noncredit.cocc.edu.

Free computer classes for beginners

The following computer classes designed for those with little or no computer experience will be offered at the Redmond Library:

Know Internet Searching, Friday, Jan. 28, 9-10:30 a.m.

Know Computers for Beginners Part 1, Tuesday, Feb. 1, 9-10:30 a.m., covers parts of the PC, mouse skills and keyboarding.

Know Computers for Beginners Part 2, Friday, Feb. 4 , 9-10:30 a.m., covers basic tasks within the Windows operating system.

To register call 541-312-1055 or visit www.deschutes

library.org.

WEDNESDAY

Jan. 26

OREGON ALCOHOL SERVER PERMIT TRAINING: Meets the minimum requirements by the Oregon Liquor Control Commission to obtain the alcohol server permit. Registration required; $35; 9 a.m.; Abby’s Pizza, 1938 S. U.S. Highway 97, Redmond; 541-330-6384 or www.happyhourtraining.com.

PRESCHOOL PARADE STORY TIME: Stories, songs, rhymes and activities for children ages 3-5; 11:15 a.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1055.

SCHOOL BOARD: Redmond School Board meeting, public welcome; listening session ???, meeting 5:30 p.m.; Terrebonne Community School, 1199 B Ave., Terrebonne; agenda at www.redmond.k12.us.us.

THURSDAY

Jan. 27

BABY STEPS STORY TIME: A gentle story time for infants to 18 months; 10:30 a.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1055.

CENTRAL OREGON WRITERS GUILD MEETING: Author Ellen Waterston of Bend speaks, open to the public; free; 6:30-9 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-923-0896, elsiemariewrites@gmail.com or www.CentralOregonWritersGuild.com.

SATURDAY

Jan. 29

“YEAR OF THE RIVER” EXHIBIT OPENS: New exhibit features the geology and hydrology of the Deschutes River; exhibit runs through April 10; 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. U.S. Highway 97, Bend; 541-382-4754 or www.highdesertmuseum.org.

SPAGHETTI FEED: With a silent auction and live entertainment; proceeds benefit Habitat for Humanity; $10, $6 children and seniors, $5 VFW members; 5-8 p.m.; VFW Hall, 1836 S.W. Veterans Way, Redmond; 541-548-4108.

DISCOMANIA: Featuring dinner, dancing and a silent auction; proceeds benefit the Crooked River Ranch-Terrebonne Chamber of Commerce; $25; 6 p.m.; Sandbagger Dinner House, 5165 Clubhouse Drive, Crooked River Ranch; 541-923-2679.

SATURDAY NIGHT JOKERS & JAMS: Local comics perform, with special musical guests; $5; 8 p.m., doors open 7:30 p.m.; Bend Performing Arts Center, 1155 S.W. Division St., Bend; 541-977-5677.

TUESDAY

Feb. 1

BEND GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY : Public is welcome; free; 10 a.m. “Beginning Genealogy,” 11:45 a.m. “Research Methods”; 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.

PLANNING: Redmond Urban Area Planning Commission meeting, public welcome; conference room A, city hall, 716 S.W. Evergreen Ave.; agenda at www.ci.redmond.or.us.

TODDLIN’ TALES STORY TIME: For children 18–36 months and caregiver, every Tuesday; 10:15 a.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1055.

WEDNESDAY

Feb. 2

PRESCHOOL PARADE STORY TIME: Stories, songs, rhymes and activities for children ages 3-5; 11:15 a.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1055.

FIRE BOARD: Deschutes County Rural Fire Protection District No. 1 board meeting, public welcome; 5:30 p.m.; 341 N.W. Dogwood Ave.; 541-504-5000. Date and time changed for this month only.

TEEN COUNCIL MEETING: First Wednesday of each month. New members always welcome. We share books, plan volunteer activities, plan teen programs in the library, and have a good time; free; 3:30-4:30 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1055 or www.deschuteslibrary.org/calendar.

THURSDAY

Feb. 3

BABY STEPS STORY TIME: A gentle story time for infants to 18 months; 10:30 a.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1055.

TEEN ANTI-VALENTINE’S PARTY: Annoyed with all the ooey gooey Valentine celebrations? Bring your anti-holiday attitude or lonely heart to this celebration! Free and open to sixth- to 12th-graders. First Thursday of each month is teen day; free; 3-4:30 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1055 or www.deschuteslibrary.org/calendar.

ART COMMITTEE MEETING: First Thursday of each month, The Redmond Library Art Committee features the works of local artists. New members always welcome; free; 5-6 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1064 or www.deschuteslibrary.org/calendar.

NAMI FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP: The Redmond chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness meets on the first Thursday of each month; 6-7:30 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-504-1431.

SATURDAY

Feb. 5

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 www.redmondacademy.com.

Obituaries

Imogene Louisa May, of Redmond
Jan. 23, 1933 - Jan. 21, 2011
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals, Redmond
541-504-9485; www.autumnfunerals.net
Services: Viewing 12:00 -5:00 pm, January 26, Autumn Funerals, Redmond, 485 NW Larch Ave.
Funeral 12:00 pm, January 27, 2011, Dayspring Christian Center, 7801 N. 7th, Terrebonne.

Wanda M. Prociw, of Redmond
Oct. 10, 1923 - Jan. 23, 2011
Arrangements: Deschutes Memorial Chapel
541-382-5592; www.deschutesmemorialchapel.com
A graveside service will be held at 11:00 am, Friday, Jan. 28, 2011, at Deschutes Memorial Gardens, 63875 N. Hwy 97, Bend.


Clifford Ray Buckles, of Redmond
Mar. 18, 1921 - Jan. 16, 2011
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals-Redmond
541-504-9485, www.autumnfunerals.net
Services: A private service will be held at a later date.
Contributions may be made to Partners In Care.

Judy Ann Gibson
Sept. 18, 1939 - Jan. 20, 2011

Judy passed away at her Redmond home, on January 20, 2011, from complications of breast cancer. Judy was born to Charles and Nedra Boyer in Bremerton, Washington. She graduated from South Kitsap High School in Port Orchard, WA, attended Linfield College and University of Aix-Marseilles, France, graduated from San Fernando Valley State College and received a master's degree from Reed College.
She married Hal Gibson March 5, 1965. Judy was a studio potter over 40 years, working in porcelain and mostly following the tradition of classical Chinese forms and glazes. A life-long traveler, she travelled extensively in Europe, South and Central America, the West Indies, Southeast Asia, Nepal, and the Near East. A short story writer, a collection of her works, Floating Free, was published in 2008. She taught at Pacific University, Forest Grove, OR and Piedmont Schools, Piedmont, CA. She was a member of DAR.
Judy was survived by her husband, Hal Gibson of Redmond and McMinnville, OR; mother, Nedra Wagner of Port Orchard, WA; niece, Rebecca Jones of Bremerton, WA; and nephew, Scott Jones of Port Orchard, WA.
No service is planned. Memorial donations may be made to Linfield College, 900 SE Baker Street, McMinnville, OR 97128. Please sign our guest book at redmondmemorial.com.


Mary Catherine Sutterfield
Aug. 12, 1927-Jan. 16, 2011
Mary Catherine Sutterfield of Redmond, passed away January 16, 2011 of natural causes. She was 83. Funeral services were held on January 21, 2011 at the Church of God in Redmond where she was a member. A graveside service was at Terrebonne Pioneer Cemetery.
Mrs. Sutterfield was born August 12, 1927 in Henryetta, Oklahoma, to Vick and Eulalia Ellis. She met her husband when she was a senior in high school, Ralph E. Sutterfield,
while he was serving in the US Army. They were married on April 8, 1945 in Henryetta, Oklahoma.
Mrs. Sutterfield is preceded in death by her husband of 61 years. Her survivors include sons, Ralph M. (Patricia), Jimmie (Marian), Randy (Karen); and two daughters, Vickie (Richard) Waite, Cathryn (Roger) Eubank; and a sister, Claudine (Albert) VanGroningen; and numerous nieces and nephews. She had 9 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
She will be missed.

January 18, 2011

Event calendar

Living with chronic conditions

Do you or someone you know live with a health condition that affects daily life?

Workshops to achieve a healthier way of living for people with ongoing health conditions will be held in Deschutes, Crook and Jefferson counties. Redmond workshops will be offered on Thursdays, Feb. 24 to March 31, from 9:30 a.m. to noon. One series of classes and the book, “Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions,” costs each participant $10.

A chronic health problem is one that you must learn to live with for many years, such as diabetes, emphysema, arthritis, migraine headaches and heart disease. A healthy way to live with a chronic condition is to work at overcoming the symptoms. The Living Well with Chronic Conditions program, sponsored by Living Well Central Oregon, is designed to complement and enhance medical treatment and disease management. Through the series of classes, participants will learn what they can do to feel better and manage their condition more effectively.

To receive Living Well class information, to register for classes or to see a full list of Living Well Central Oregon sponsors, call 541-322-7430 or visit www.livingwellco.org.

Farming for beginners

Do you want to farm? Are you already farming and want to enrich your skills?

The OSU Extension Service Small Farms Program presents a course to provide beginning specialty crop and livestock farmers with tools and knowledge to manage the biological and financial risks of farming. Participants will assess their farm enterprise and gain the ability to develop a whole farm plan.

This program targets farmers in their first five years of farm business. A mix of OSU faculty, experienced farmers and other professionals will present information and resources vital to developing a sustainable farm.

Topics Include: Dream It — Strategic Planning (define values, set goals, assess farm resources, create a farm plan); Do It — Farm Operations (irrigation, innovative equipment, labor, season extension); Grow It — Production (soil/composting, growing techniques, animal production, insects and disease); Manage It — Farm Finance (planning, accounting, bookkeeping systems, understanding financial statements); Sell It — Marketing Strategies (marketing plan, wholesale and direct strategies, innovative techniques); and Keep It — Managing Liability (insurance, food safety, risk management).

Classes will be held on Wednesdays — Jan. 26, Feb. 2, 16, 23, March 2, 9 — from 5 to 9 p.m. at OSU/Deschutes Extension Office, 3893 S.W. Airport Way, in Redmond. Cost is $200 per person or $350 for two people from the same farm. Scholarships are available.

Registration deadline is Jan. 21. Register online at http://smallfarms.oregonstate.edu/central-oregon-growing-farms-workshop-series or call 541-548-6088, ext. 7957.

Registration includes more than 40 hours of education and information; a farm tour on Saturday, Feb. 12, Living on a Few Acres Conference, March 5; workbook, resources and light meals.

Workshop on nonviolent responses

A number of local faith communities and peace groups have joined together to co-sponsor a two-session workshop series on violent realities, nonviolent responses.

Interested individuals are invited to embrace nonviolent living at First Presbyterian Church, 230 N.E. Ninth St., in Bend, from 2 to 4:30 p.m. on Jan. 23 and 30.

Students will participate with experienced local facilitators to learn about how to respond to the violence that lurks just below the surface in our society. Each session will be interactive with lots of participant involvement including break-out groups, a variety of activities, and some recommended homework. Both sessions promise to be lively and enjoyable as well as educational. The course is intended for diverse people from seventh grade through retirees, faith- and conscience-based individuals seeking growth in spiritually-based nonviolent living. The series is designed to be comfortable for those from any faith tradition, or none. Participation of students is especially encouraged.

A $25 donation is requested for the “Engage” book, for those who do not have it; or $10, from those who already have it, to help toward expenses. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. Pre-registration is recommended, to assure an adequate supply of materials, but not required. For more information and registration visit www.pcoco.org.

Student art deadline

The deadline to submit student art for the 2011 Stars in the Sagebrush is quickly approaching.

The Student Artwork Contest offers a chance to win $150 and to have your artwork chosen as the official design of Stars in the Sagebrush. Deadline is Jan. 31. For more information visit www.redmond.k12.or.us/SITS.

WEDNESDAY

Jan. 19

“LOVE, LAUGHTER AND LUCCI”: A presentation of the comedy by Cricket Daniel about three generations of an Italian Catholic family living together; $20, $18 students and seniors; 8 p.m.; 2nd Street Theater, 220 N.E. Lafayette Ave., Bend; 541-312-9626 or www.beattickets.org.

THURSDAY

Jan. 20

TEEN THURSDAYS: Third Thursday of each month is Game Day. Video and board games. Challenge your friends to a friendly game of Jenga, Monopoly, or show off your Just Dance skills with our Wii or jam out with Rock Band. Snacks provided. For grades 6-12; free; 3-4:30 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1055.

CRR FIRE: Crooked River Ranch Rural Fire Protection District board of directors meeting; workshop at 6:30 p.m.; meeting at 7 p.m.; 6971 S.W. Shad Rd.; www.crrfire.com.

“LOVE, LAUGHTER AND LUCCI”: A presentation of the comedy by Cricket Daniel about three generations of an Italian Catholic family living together; $20, $18 students and seniors; 8 p.m.; 2nd Street Theater, 220 N.E. Lafayette Ave., Bend; 541-312-9626 or www.beattickets.org.

FRIDAY

Jan. 21

REDMOND CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ANNUAL AWARDS BANQUET: Several awards will be presented including Redmond’s Citizen of the Year and Business of the Year. Reservations required. 541-923-5191 or karen@visitredmondoregon.com; $35; 6 p.m.; Eagle Crest Resort, Conference Center, 1522 Cline Falls Road, Redmond.

“LOVE, LAUGHTER AND LUCCI”: A presentation of the comedy by Cricket Daniel about three generations of an Italian Catholic family living together; $20, $18 students and seniors; 8 p.m.; 2nd Street Theater, 220 N.E. Lafayette Ave., Bend; 541-312-9626 or www.beattickets.org.

SATURDAY

Jan. 22

SINGALONG SATURDAY: Watch the G-rated 1939 film “The Wizard of Oz” and sing along with the characters; $10; 7 p.m.; Tower Theatre, 835 N.W. Wall St., Bend; 541-317-0700 or www.towertheatre.org.

“LOVE, LAUGHTER AND LUCCI”: A presentation of the comedy by Cricket Daniel about three generations of an Italian Catholic family living together; $20, $18 students and seniors; 8 p.m.; 2nd Street Theater, 220 N.E. Lafayette Ave., Bend; 541-312-9626 or www.beattickets.org.

TUESDAY

Jan. 25

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

WEDNESDAY

Jan. 26

OREGON ALCOHOL SERVER PERMIT TRAINING: Meets the minimum requirements by the Oregon Liquor Control Commission to obtain the alcohol server permit. Registration required; $35; 9 a.m.; Abby’s Pizza, 1938 S. U.S. Highway 97, Redmond; 541-330-6384 or www.happyhourtraining.com.

SATURDAY

Jan. 29

SHOTS FOR TOTS: Free immunizations for school age children; 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; bring child’s immunization records; Hugh Hartman Campus, 2105 W. Antler Ave. Information: Deschutes County Health Department. 541-385-1713.

SPAGHETTI FEED: Fundraising dinner, auction and raffle for Redmond Habitat for Humanity and the Lacey Thomas family; 5-8 p.m.; Redmond VFW Hall; 1836 S.W. Veterans Way; adults $10, $6 seniors, $5 VFW members, $25 family (2 adults, 3 children).

Obituaries

Audra La Verne Hogel (Blackwell), of Bend
Nov. 29, 1933 - Jan. 8, 2011
Arrangements: Baird Funeral Home of Bend
541-382-0903, www.bairdmortuaries.com
Services: A celebration of Audra's life will be held at VFW Post 4108, located at 1836 Veterans Way, Redmond, Oregon at a later date. Call 541-548-4108 for service information. Contributions may be made to Order of Eastern Star, Santa Cruz Redwoods Chapter, PO Box 348, Santa Cruz, CA 95061-0348 or Ladies Aux. VFW Post 4108, 1836 Veterans Way, Redmond, Oregon 97756.

John C. Ottenbacher, of Madras
Dec. 14, 1936 - Jan. 12, 2011
Arrangements: Bel-Air Funeral Home, 541-475-2241
Services: Visitation will be held on Wednesday & Thursday (Jan. 19 & 20) between the hours of 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM at Bel-Air Funeral Chapel. Private Family Committal. Memorial Service to be held on Friday, January 21, 2011 at 2:00 PM at the MADRAS CHRISTIAN CHURCH. Contributions may be made to: Madras Gospel Mission or the Jefferson County Food Bank.

Lois Ilene Hase, of Prineville
Sept. 16, 1917 - Jan. 5, 2011
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals-Redmond
541-504-9485 www.autumnfunerals.net
Services: No services are to be held.
Contributions may be made to Sparrow Clubs of Central Oregon

Louisa ‘Sally’ J. Ray, of Sisters
Dec. 28, 1910 - Jan. 12, 2011
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals, Bend
541-318-0842, www.autumnfunerals.com
No services will be held at her request.

Jimene Agnes Kile, of Terrebonne
Nov. 19, 1942 - Jan. 12, 2011
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals-Redmond
541-504-9485, www.autumnfunerals.net
No services will be held.

Earl Andrew Richards
March 29, 1932 - Dec. 25, 2010
Earl died peacefully at home on Christmas Day. Earl was born March 29, 1932, in Sterling, CO to Simon and Nellie Richards. He grew up in Hood River, OR, and graduated from Hood River High School in 1950. He attended NW Christian College, served in the Marines during the Korean War, was a police officer for 15 years and worked for the GM warehouse in Beaverton for 20 years. Earl and Mary built their retirement home in 1989, in Sisters. In 1993 Earl organized the Central Oregon Songwriters Association and enjoyed performing in community plays and skits. He was a hospice volunteer for more than 12 years and received both the Hospice Volunteer of the Year award and the Heart and Soul award. Earl worked as a Certified Nursing Assistant until he was physically unable to continue. His parents and a sister preceded Earl in death. His wife, Mary, and his six children survive him: Jim Woods of Hood River, Doug Woods of Gaston, Melissa Warren of Carson, WA; Paul Woods of Portland, Jack Richards of Mill City and Mary J. O'Dell of Lakeside. Earl has eight grandchildren and three great-grand- children. Earl's Celebration of Life will be held January 22, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. at the Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration, 68812 Trinity Way, Sisters, OR.
In lieu of flowers, please remember Earl by sending donations to the Hospice of Redmond-Sisters, 732 SW 23rd, Redmond, OR 97756, or Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration at PO Box 130, Sisters, OR 97759. Autumn Funerals is in charge of arrangements.

Lina White
March 10, 1938 - January 9, 2011
Born Lina Uvaas in Cincinnati, OH, she married Joseph (Terry) White on December 17, 1960. The couple moved West in 1973, where they raised their two sons in Bend. She taught elementary students in nearby Redmond (M.A. Lynch & Evergreen schools) ending her career as a kindergarten teacher in a program that she helped initiate.
A highlight of her long, loving career was when she and her husband traveled to Levin, New Zealand on a teaching exchange program. There they made lifelong friends and memories, returning often to explore the country and reconnect with the people they met. She retired in 1995 and the couple moved to Wilsonville, where they have lived for the last 15 years.
Lina was a gifted knitter and sewer, showering her friends and family with wearable treasures
made with love. She also enjoyed singing in her church choir, travel, and working crosswords.
Lina died at age 72 of cancer.
She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Terry; sons, Brian and Craig; granddaughter, Emma; sister, Dorothy; and several nephews.
Her happy, generous, and fun spirit will be missed by all who knew her.
A memorial service will be held January 22nd at 11:00 am at the Canby United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers the family asks that a donation be made in Lina’s name to the Wilsonville Public Library for the purchase of children’s books.

Lottie Faye Dorman Jacobs
March 22, 1923 - January 7, 2011
Surrounded by pets and family, Faye died peacefully in her home in Sisters, after a short illness.
She is survived by her daughter, Bonnie Jacobs-Halousek (Neal Halousek); grandchildren, Jayel
Hayden (Dana) of Redmond, Cara Hudson (Brett) of Sisters, Catherine Hayden (Rachel Steck) of
Sisters, Arnie Guttry (Tammy) of Frederick, MD, Aric Guttry (Dottie) of Keedysville, MD, Jean Nagy (Dave) of N. Ridgeville, OH; and 16 great-grandchildren, nephew, Ed Tuggle of Wenatchee, WA, and niece, Patty Green of Boring, OR. Faye was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Lyle B. Jacobs, her oldest daughter, Charlotte (Jacobs) Guttry, and a grandson, Martin (Marty) Jacobs Hayden, her parents, Manuel Dorman and Lola (Hudson) Dorman, a sister, Rhoda Dorman, a brother, Dale Dorman and a sister, Movelyn Dorman Tuggle.
At 11 years old, Faye traveled with her family from Hobart, Oklahoma to Astoria, Oregon. She
thought she had arrived in paradise. In good “Rosie the Riveter” fashion, she worked in the shipyards in Vancouver during WWII. In 1943, she married Lyle Jacobs in Albany, Oregon, and moved to Lebanon shortly after. In Lebanon, they built their dream home and remained there until 1979. Faye took great pride in making a home for her husband and two daughters. In addition, she also worked along side Lyle, as the bookkeeper for their business, East Linn Fuel, in Sweet Home and Lebanon, for more than 30 years.
When they retired from their business, Faye and Lyle downsized their life into an RV. For 20 years, they spent the winters in Arizona and the rest of the year hunting and fishing in the northwest with a home base in Redmond, Oregon. Faye’s baked fresh caught salmon was a favorite dish of all her family and friends.
In 1986, Faye and Lyle were called out of retirement to work for their daughter, Bonnie and
son-in-law, Neal in their clothing business, Your $10 Stores. They continued to work in the family business for an additional 10 years.
In her later years, Faye found her greatest joys with her family, her household pets and the wildlife that visited her yard. She was so pleased to share her birthday with her youngest great-grandchild, Ella Hayden. The above picture was taken in her 80th year on a cruise with most of her immediate family (only two small great-grandchildren unable to attend).
She will be sorely missed by all, but especially by her grandchildren and great-grandchildren who stopped in often to get a bag of sweets.
At her request there will be no service. Her family will gather at one of her favorite fishing holes to celebrate her life. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Hospice of Bend. Please sign our guest book at www.niswonger-reynolds.com

January 12, 2011

Obituaries

James Edward McNeil, of Redmond
Oct. 23, 1941 - Dec. 13, 2010
Arrangements: Baird Funeral Home of Bend
541-382-0903, www.bairdmortuaries.com
Services: A celebration of life will be held Thursday, January 13, 3-6 p.m. at the home of Steve McNeil, (541-382-0797) 3446 NE Fieldstone in Bend. Snacks will be provided.

Frank O. Hettick, Jr., of Crooked River Ranch
Oct. 20, 1937 - Jan. 6, 2011
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals-Redmond
541-504-9485, www.autumnfunerals.net
Memorial Service 1 pm Sat., Jan 15, Redmond Community Church, 237 NW 9th St., Redmond.
Contributions may be made to American Heart Association.

LeRoy J. Rayevich, of Redmond
Dec. 1, 1977 - Dec. 31, 2010
Arrangements: Niswonger-Reynolds Funeral Home
541-382-2471, www.niswonger-reynolds.com
A Celebration of Life Service was held January 8.

John Milton Combs, of Crooked River Ranch
May 25, 1922 - Jan. 5, 2011
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals - Redmond
541-504-9485, www.autumnfunerals.net
A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.
Contributions may be made to Crooked River Ranch Volunteer Fire Association.

Lore Barbara Struyvenberg, of Redmond
Aug. 8, 1928 - Jan. 1, 2011
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals-Redmond
541-504-9485, www.autumnfunerals.net
Services: No services are to be held.
Contributions may be made to Salvation Army

Arthur John Roberts, of Redmond
Jan. 8, 1922 - Dec. 31, 2010
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals-Redmond
541-504-9485, www.autumnfunerals.net
Memorial Service 2 p.m. Sat. Jan 15 at the Brady Grange near Montesano, WA.

Nedra Kay Ketchem, of Redmond
Feb. 17, 1966 - Jan. 1, 2011
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals-Redmond
541-504-9485, www.autumnfunerals.net
Services: Services to be private-family only.

Dustin Wayne Whitbeck, of Redmond
July 9, 1984 - Dec. 30, 2010
Arrangements: Redmond Memorial Chapel
541-548-3219
Services: No services are scheduled at this time.

Frank Ponte Jr.
Feb. 18, 1938 - Jan. 6, 2011
Frank Ponte, Jr. of Redmond, Oregon, succumbed Thursday after a long illness. He was 72. Frank was the eldest of four children. He was raised by his stepfather, Alejo Berdin and his mother, Antonia Hernandez. He was born in Colusa, California, and served proudly in the U.S. Army reserves for four years. He was an expert marksman and drove tanks. He moved to Klamath Falls, Ore., in 1972.
He enjoyed camping, hunting and fishing, liked to fix up and restore old cars and was an amazing artist. He loved to build miniature stage coach wagons. Frank was a hard worker and spent his working life as a roofer and contractor, retiring from the Klamath County School District.
Frank retired to the Oregon Coast, living there for ten years prior to moving to the Redmond area. A happy and fun-loving person, Frank was truly a “jack of all trades” and could fix or build anything. He was greatly loved and admired by all who knew him.
Frank moved into Brookside Place Assisted Living in September 2010, where he quickly made friends and was beloved by both patients and staff. His treasured rescue dog, Charlie, accompanied him to Brookside and was a regular visitor, making him laugh and bringing him great joy.
He is survived by a large and loving family including his wife of 51 years, Irene Ponte; his three children, Debrah Shearer of Klamath Falls, Annette Witzel and Frank Michael “Mike” Ponte, both of Redmond; son-in-law Jerry Shearer; granddaughter, Stephanie Potter & husband, John Potter; and great-grandchildren, Melanie and John Jr., all of Klamath Falls; grandson, Jerry Shearer Jr. & wife, Meagan Shearer, of North Logan, UT; mother, Antonia Berdin; sister, Clara Berdin Weyh, and Rebecca Berdin and brother, Jesus “Ray” Pacheco; nieces, Tessa and Lisa Marie Weyh; and her daughter, Violet, and nephew, Alejo Weyh, all of southern California; niece Magdalene Mercado and children, Evan, Elizabeth, Emily, and Karrie of Idaho Falls, ID; great-nephew, Charles and Jill Begay and children, Lydia and Audrey; great-nephew, Hyrum Begay of Colorado; nephews, Gregory Hacking of Starkville, MO and Jim Hacking; and numerous cousins, uncles, half-siblings, nieces and nephews.
Memorial services will be held Saturday, Jan. 15, at 2 p.m. at Brookside Assisted Living in Redmond, OR. Services will be provided by Autumn Funerals.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Redmond Humane Society or the Alzheimer’s Association in Central Oregon.

January 11, 2011

Shoot the Moon

Leslie Pugmire Hole • Spokesman staff

'Five … four … three … two … one — BLAST OFF!!!”

Ralph Dow was going for the “wow” factor, and when the students of M.A. Lynch Elementary saw the rocket soar into the sky more than 200 feet in mere seconds, he had it in spades.

The model rocket demonstration Jan. 6 was the capstone of a Lynch assembly to “blast off the new year” and rev up the students for another round of a program dubbed “Rocket Math” for its speed computation emphasis.

Dow, a 71-year-old Redmond resident recently retired from a career in management and sales, realized serendipity of purpose soon after joining the Foster Grandparents Program and being assigned to Lynch, where students use Rocket Math to strengthen their math skills and fluency.

Rockets, as it turned up, were right up his alley.

“I started working with model rockets back in the ’80s,” he said. “I love everything about them.” While some model rockets are quite modest and simple in their make-up, he said, others are very complex, with intricate electronics.

Rockets are so fun, Dow theorized, that after the Lynch demonstration, “the hobby shop will be swamped.”

Second-grade teacher Kathy Grant has been using Rocket Math for several years, but this is the first year all students at Lynch are using the program, which takes only minutes a day.

The day of the assembly, Grant’s students do four minutes of Rocket Math, first quizzing each other on simple addition facts verbally, then finishing as many problems as they can with paper and pencil in two minutes.

“This is the only quiet two minutes of my day,” Grant jokes as the students furiously scribble. Rocket Math is meant as a visual motivator; when students complete the facts at one level, they fill in that space on a rocket image, and when all levels are complete, they celebrate that success as having “shot the moon” — and by moving onto the next level.

In class, Grant stresses simple math “tricks” for quick computation, such as Fast Nines, Neighbors and Doubles. Each method teaches kids to mentally calculate rather than use fingers, paper and pencil or calculators.

“I’ve used other speed math before but Rocket Math is much more motivational,” said Grant. “I’ve had parents tell me 'My kid lives for Rocket Math, it’s their favorite part of the day.’”

Dow, as foster grandparent, mentors one of Grant’s students, and he helped the fourth-grade student he mentors build his own rocket.

“I’m just using model rockets as a segue into math,” he said. “Rocket Math is all about doing math fast and well.”

According to Lynch Principal Desiree Margo, Rocket Math is aimed at helping students achieve more math fluency, even in the early grades.

“Oregon has increased the minimum benchmark scores needed for math and this is one piece we’re using to support students towards being successful,” she said.

Using the skills of a foster grandparent towards that goal is icing on the cake, according to Margo.

“We have four foster grandparents this year and I wish we had 50,” she said. “We get the skills and strengths of these wonderful people and the mentoring relationship really helps the students.”

For Dow, focusing on just a few students is important.

“I do best one on one,” he said. “When I retired I was looking for something to get me out of the house, something that meant something. And in the role of grandparents, we can sometimes get kids to do something others can’t.”


CENTRAL OREGON FOSTER GRANDPARENTS PROGRAM

Redmond — Central Oregon

Council on Aging

1135 SW Highland Avenue

Redmond, OR 97756

Steven Guzauskis

Phone: (541) 548-8817

Email: steveng@councilonaging.org

Foster Grandparents are individuals age 55 and over who thrive on direct interaction with children and believe that they can make a difference in children’s lives. Income-eligible Foster Grandparents receive a modest stipend to help offset the costs of volunteering.


Event calendar

WEDNESDAY

Jan. 12

REDMOND LIBRARY TEEN COUNCIL MEETING: New members always welcome to share books, plan volunteer activities, plan teen programs in the library and have a good time; 3:30-4:30 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1050.

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

PUBLIC MEETING: Input session on U.S. Highway 97 beautification plans, 6 p.m.; 716 S.W. Evergreeen Ave. Information: www.ci.redmond.or.us.

FIRE BOARD: Deschutes County Rural Fire Protection District No.1 board of directors meeting, public welcome; 7 p.m.; 341 N.W. Dogwood Ave.

THURSDAY

Jan. 13

GOOD CHAIR, GREAT BOOKS: Read and discuss “Unaccustomed Earth” by Jhumpa Lahiri; bring a lunch; free; noon; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1055 or www.deschuteslibrary.org/calendar.

WORKSHOP: Joint Redmond City Council/Deschutes County Commission meeting, public welcome; 7 a.m.; 716 S.W. Evergreen Ave.; agenda at www.ci.redmond.or.us.

COUNTERINSURGENCY IN AFGHANISTAN: Joseph A. L’Etoile talks about spending 10 months in Afghanistan advising the U.S. and allied governments on counterinsurgency operations; free; 6:30 p.m.; Central Oregon Community College, Hitchcock Auditorium, 2600 N.W. College Way, Bend; 541-383-7257.

FRIDAY

Jan. 14

KNOW INTERNET FOR BEGINNERS: Sign up online or by phone; free; 9-10:30 a.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1055 or www.deschuteslibrary.org.

SATURDAY

Jan. 15

PHOTO EXHIBIT: Central Oregon Photographer s Winter Photo Exhibit, runs through March 5 ; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1050.

“WHY DO BUTTERFLIES TASTE BAD?”: Families participate in activities while learning why monarchs taste bad to predators, and learning about butterfly adaptations and more; 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. U.S. Highway 97, Bend; 541-382-4754 or www.highdesertmuseum.org.

AUTHOR PRESENTATION: Robert Michael Pyle talks about his book “Mariposa Road: The First Butterfly Big Year”; $10, $3 students; 6 p.m.; Central Oregon Community College, Wille Hall, 2600 N.W. College Way, Bend; 541-383-7257 or www.highdesertmuseum.org.

SINGALONG SATURDAY: Watch the PG-rated 2007 film “Hairspray” and sing along with the characters; $10; 7 p.m.; Tower Theatre, 835 N.W. Wall St., Bend; 541-317-0700 or www.towertheatre.org.

MONDAY

Jan. 17

ANNUAL MEETING OF THE DESCHUTES COUNTY FAIR ASSOCIATION: 7 p.m.; Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, 3800 S.W. Airport Way, Redmond; 541-548-2711.

TUESDAY

Jan. 18

“EARLY CENTRAL OREGON HISTORY — 1825-1925”: Bend Genealogical Society presents a program by Steve Lent; 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.

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

RCAPP: Redmond Commission for Art in Public Places meeting, public welcome; 4:30 p.m.; 716 S.W. Evergreeen Ave. Information: www.ci.redmond.or.us.

“CONTINUING IN MY GRANDFATHER’S FOOTSTEPS”: This event has been canceled.

THURSDAY

Jan. 20

TEEN THURSDAYS: Third Thursday of each month is Game Day. Video and board games. Challenge your friends to a friendly game of Jenga or Monopoly, or show off your Just Dance skills with our Wii or jam out with Rock Band. Snacks provided. For grades 6-12; free; 3-4:30 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1055.

FRIDAY

Jan. 21

REDMOND CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ANNUAL AWARDS BANQUET: Several awards will be presented, including Redmond’s Citizen of the Year and Business of the Year. Reservations required. 541-923-5191 or karen@visitredmondoregon.com; $35; 6 p.m.; Eagle Crest Resort, Conference Center, 1522 Cline Falls Road, Redmond.

SATURDAY

Jan. 22

SINGALONG SATURDAY: Watch the G-rated 1939 film “The Wizard of Oz” and sing along with the characters; $10; 7 p.m.; Tower Theatre, 835 N.W. Wall St., Bend; 541-317-0700 or www.towertheatre.org.

WEDNESDAY

Jan. 26

OREGON ALCOHOL SERVER PERMIT TRAINING: Meets the minimum requirements by the Oregon Liquor Control Commission to obtain the alcohol server permit. Registration required; $35; 9 a.m.; Abby’s Pizza, 1938 S. U.S. Highway 97, Redmond; 541-330-6384 or www.happyhourtraining.com.

COCC offers class on search engine strategies

COCC’s Community Learning department is offering a class titled “Successful Search Engine Strategies,” scheduled for three Tuesday evenings, Feb. 1, 8 and 15 at the COCC Bend Campus from 6:30 to 9 p.m.

This three-session class will teach business owners how to optimize their website for the major search engines. Participants will learn about keyword marketing, site content best practices, internal links and submitting a website.

Cost is $79 and pre-registration is required. For information or to register, call Community Learning at 541-383-7270, or visit http://noncredit.cocc.edu .

January 4, 2011

Event calendar

WEDNESDAY

Jan. 5

PRESCHOOL PARADE STORY TIME: Stories, songs, rhymes and activities for children ages 3-5, Wednesdays through April 13; 10:15 and 11:15 a.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1055.

“THE METROPOLITAN OPERA, DON CARLO”: Starring Roberto Alagna, Marina Poplavskaya, Anna Smirnova, Simon Keenlyside and Ferruccio Furlanetto in an encore presentation of Verdi’s masterpiece; opera performance transmitted in high definition; $18; 6:30 p.m.; Regal Old Mill Stadium 16, 680 S.W. Powerhouse Drive, Bend; 541-382-6347.

THURSDAY

Jan. 6

BABY STEPS STORY TIME: A gentle story time for infants to 18 months, Thursdays through April 14; 10:30 a.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1055.

TEEN THURSDAYS: Origami! We’ll provide the paper and templates. Make birds, freestyle and more. Ages 12-17; free; 3-4:30 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1055.

FRIDAY

Jan. 7

KNOW COMPUTERS FOR BEGINNERS: Sign up online or by phone; free; 9-10:30 a.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1055 or www.deschuteslibrary.org.

FIRST FRIDAY GALLERY WALK: Event includes art exhibit openings, artist talks, live music, wine and food in downtown Bend, the Old Mill District and NorthWest Crossing; free; 5-9 p.m., and until 8 p.m. in NorthWest Crossing; throughout Bend.

SATURDAY

Jan. 8

“THE BIG LEBOWSKI”: A screening of the R-rated 1998 film, with a costume contest; $10; 8 p.m.; Tower Theatre, 835 N.W. Wall St., Bend; 541-317-0700 or www.towertheatre.org.

MONDAY

Jan. 10

TAILGATE AT THE TOWER: Watch the Oregon Ducks play the Auburn Tigers, with a barbecue buffet; proceeds benefit the Oregon Club of Central Oregon and the Tower Theatre Foundation; $25; 5:30 p.m.; Tower Theatre, 835 N.W. Wall St., Bend; 541-317-0700 or www.towertheatre.org.

TUESDAY

Jan. 11

FREE LECTURES: Detoxification and weight loss. Join Dr. Katie Mercer, ND, for these exciting lectures to promote optimum health through disease prevention and health maintenance; 6-7 p.m.; Cascade Chiropractic & Natural Medicine, 716 S.W. Highland Ave., Redmond; 541-516-1045.

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

WEDNESDAY

Jan. 12

REDMOND LIBRARY TEEN COUNCIL MEETING: New members always welcome to share books, plan volunteer activities, plan teen programs in the library, and have a good time; 3:30-4:30 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1050.

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

REC DISTRICT: Redmond Area Park and Recreation District board of directors meeting; 6 :30 a.m.; public welcome; Cascade Swim Center, 465 S.W. Rimcock Way; agenda at www.raprd.org.

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

THURSDAY

Jan. 13

GOOD CHAIR, GREAT BOOKS: Read and discuss “Unaccustomed Earth” by Jhumpa Lahiri; bring a lunch; free; noon; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1055 or www.deschuteslibrary.org/calendar.

CITY/COUNTY: Joint workshop Deschutes County Commission and Redmond City Council; public welcome; 7 a.m.; 777 S.W. Deschutes Ave.; agenda at www.ci.redmond.or.us.

FRIDAY

Jan. 14

KNOW INTERNET FOR BEGINNERS: Sign up online or by phone; free; 9-10:30 a.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1055 or www.deschuteslibrary.org.

SATURDAY

Jan. 15

PHOTO EXHIBIT: Central Oregon Photographer’s Winter Photo Exhibit, runs through March 5; ; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1050.

SINGALONG SATURDAY: Watch the PG-rated 2007 film “Hairspray” and sing along with the characters; $10; 7 p.m.; Tower Theatre, 835 N.W. Wall St., Bend; 541-317-0700 or www.towertheatre.org.

TUESDAY

Jan. 18

“EARLY CENTRAL OREGON HISTORY — 1825-1925”: Bend Genealogical Society presents a program by Steve Lent; 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.

“CONTINUING IN MY GRANDFATHER’S FOOTSTEPS”: Featuring a lecture by Christine Chavez, granddaughter of Cesar Chavez; free; 6:30-8 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-383-7412 or http://multicultural.cocc.edu/events.

THURSDAY

Jan. 20

TEEN THURSDAYS: Third Thursday of each month is Game Day. Video and board games. Challenge your friends to a friendly game of Jenga, Monopoly, or show off your Just Dance skills with our Wii or jam out with Rock Band. Snacks provided. For grades 6-12; free; 3-4:30 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1055.

SATURDAY

Jan. 22

SINGALONG SATURDAY: Watch the G-rated 1939 film “The Wizard of Oz” and sing along with the characters; $10; 7 p.m.; Tower Theatre, 835 N.W. Wall St., Bend; 541-317-0700 or www.towertheatre.org.

“LOVE, LAUGHTER AND LUCCI”: A presentation of the comedy by Cricket Daniel about three generations of an Italian Catholic family living together; $20, $18 students and seniors; 8 p.m.; 2nd Street Theater, 220 N.E. Lafayette Ave., Bend; 541-312-9626 or www.beattickets.org.

WEDNESDAY

Jan. 26

OREGON ALCOHOL SERVER PERMIT TRAINING: Meets the minimum requirements by the Oregon Liquor Control Commission to obtain the alcohol server permit. Registration required; $35; 9 a.m.; Abby’s Pizza, 1938 S. U.S. Highway 97, Redmond; 541-330-6384 or www.happyhourtraining.com.

Celilo Falls art exhibit opens for First Friday

Arts Central is hosting an interpretive exhibit as part of its mission to educate and inform the community of relevant cultural events and issues. The exhibit represents Arts Central’s first collaboration with the Museum of Warm Springs and is part of a continuing collaboration with the Deschutes National Forest Scenic Byways Program.

Celilo Falls on the Columbia River was the greatest marketplace in the Northwest until its inundation more than 50 years ago due to the installation of The Dalles Dam. Since time immemorial, thousands of indigenous people gathered each year at Celilo Falls to fish, trade, feast, game, meet potential husbands or wives and participate in religious ceremonies. Many of these people are indigenous to areas currently known as Bend and the Deschutes National Forest.

The exhibit commemorates a pivotal time in Oregon’s history that irrevocably altered the lives and livelihoods of native peoples. It was an extremely significant time in local history which remains absent from most educational forums today. The photo exhibit captures slices of life on the river before the dam was installed and serves as a sober reminder of the impact and consequences to people and the environment in the ongoing search for new sources of energy.

The exhibit opens during the First Friday event Jan. 7, from 4 to 8 p.m., and will be on display at Arts Central through March of 2011.

For more information visit www.artscentraloregon.org or call John Negrau, development and marketing manager at 541-633-7242.

Safe driving classes offered for seniors

AARP driver safety classes will be offered at the Redmond Senior Center Jan. 10-11 and Feb. 14-15 from 8 a.m. to noon. Each class is eight total hours, over two consecutive four-hour days. To enroll, call 541-548-6325. Cost is $12 for AARP members and $14 for non-members. The AARP driver safety course is a nationwide, DMV accredited, defensive driver program that qualifies for an insurance discount.

Snowshoe adventures and fairy art for kids

Redmond Area Park and Rec will offer Snowshoe Adventures for ages 8 and above Jan. 29, from 1:30 to 5 p.m.

Wanderlust Tours’ professional naturalist snowshoe guides bring the Mt. Bachelor area alive with vibrant interpretation along the way and snow play for all ages. Snowshoe boot and pant rentals are also available through Wanderlust Tours. Ages 16 and under must be accompanied by a parent. Cost is $48 and includes transportation from Fred Meyer parking lot, naturalist guide, snowshoes and hot cocoa.

Some indoor fun offered the same day will have ages 6-9 creating their own magic with glitter, sparkles and more in Magical Fairy Art class. Fairies are encouraged to dress in their finery. The class takes place from 10:45 a.m. to noon and cost is $12.

Sign up or learn more about these and other events and classes at 541-548-7275 or www.raprd.org.

'Love, laughter, and Lucci’

A comedy presented by the 2nd Street Theater in Bend about three generations of an Italian Catholic family living together, $20, $18 for students and seniors; Jan. 7-8, 8 p.m.; Jan. 9, 2 p.m.; Jan. 12-15, 8 p.m.; Jan. 16, 2 p.m. For tickets call 541-312-9626 or www.beattickets.org.

Therapeutic recreation offered at RAPRD

RAPRD has a new Therapeutic Recreation Coordinator, Jessica Rowan. Rowan has worked hard at rejuvenating the Therapeutic Recreational Program, and four classes will be offered in January — “Let’s Explore” makes science fun and engaging; “Let’s Play” is a games-based, adaptive athletic program; “Are You Game?” is an evening of games, exercise and socializing; and “Let’s Get Cooking” teaches delicious recipes while allowing participants to get their hands dirty.

In addition to programs that are specifically geared toward the objectives of therapeutic recreation, the goal of RAPRD is to facilitate inclusion in all programming. Everyone should have the opportunity to recreate, play, learn and socialize. If you or your child has a disability and would like to participate in RAPRD’s general programming, contact Rowan at jessicar.raprd@bendbroadband.com or call 541-526-1847.

Learn Web Design at COCC

COCC’s Community Learning department is offering a Thursday evening Web Design Series, made up of three separate one-evening classes running from Jan. 27 through Feb. 10:

• 3 Hours to a Better Website; Jan. 27, 6-9 p.m.; $55

• Make Money with Web Affiliate; Feb. 3, 6-9 p.m.; $55

• Photoshop for the Web; Feb. 10, 6-9 p.m.; $55

Participants can sign up for classes individually or they can take the whole series for only $145. Location is the COCC Bend campus. Pre-registration is required. Call 541-383-7270 to register or visit http://noncredit.cocc.edu.

Mentor the child of an incarcerated parent

Central Oregon Partnerships for Youth (COPY), a program of the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office, is offering a class to prepare volunteers to become mentors for children with an incarcerated parent.

It is estimated that, on any given day, 350 kids in Deschutes County are dealing with the disruptive effects of parental incarceration. COPY aims to break this cycle by connecting these children with safe and appropriate mentors. After initial training and background checks, volunteers are matched with a child who shares similar interests and activities and commits to spending a few hours a week together for a minimum of one year. This time is often spent going to community events, working on homework, attending art programs, participating in sports, or simply hanging out and talking.

On Saturday, Jan. 15, COPY will offer an orientation/training class. Upon completing the class and background checks, volunteers are able to be matched with one of the many Redmond children waiting for a mentor. COPY encourages people with a diversity of backgrounds to attend. COPY seeks volunteers who want to use the skills and talents they have developed over a lifetime to make a difference with a child in Redmond. This class is also an excellent opportunity for small groups or friends to participate in together.

This six-hour class covers program policies, how to establish a mentor relationship, the impact incarceration has on families, and communication skills. There is no cost to attend, but an application is required. For additional details or to request an application, call 541-388-6651 or e-mail COPY@deschutes.org. Additional program information is available online at www.deschutes.org/copy.

Window restoration in historic homes

The Des Chutes Historical Museum will host a half-day workshop, Window Glazing for Historic Houses, on Saturday, Jan. 22, from noon to 4 p.m. Cost is $10 with all materials provided. Space is limited to six participants and pre-registration is required.

The workshop is designed for the do-it-yourself historic homeowner who wants to be able to evaluate and repair wooden sash windows correctly and safely. The workshop will cover the basics of window restoration, including safety, window evaluation, tools of the trade, choosing the correct replacement glass, resources, maintenance and more. In addition to handouts and instruction, participants will complete hands-on applications of techniques during class. Safety glasses and casual work clothes are required.

The workshop is taught by Pete Cecil of Singletree and Associates, a local historic structure restoration firm.

Registration can be completed by phone at 541-389-1813 or in person at the museum, located at 129 N.W. Idaho Ave. in Bend. More information is also available at www.deschuteshistory.org.

Obituaries

Elvera "Petie" Anna Bass, of Redmond
Mar. 10, 1924 - Dec. 20, 2010
Arrangements: Baird Funeral Home of Bend
541-382-0903, www.bairdmortuaries.com
A memorial Mass with military honors will be held on January 15, 2011, at 11 a.m., at St. Thomas Catholic Church, located at 1720 NW 19th Street in Redmond. 541-923-3390.

Contributions may be made to: Partners In Care Hospice

Philip ‘Phil’ J. Weigand, of Redmond
Jan. 4, 1930 - Dec. 30, 2010
Arrangements: Redmond Memorial Chapel
541-548-3219, www.redmondmemorial.com
Services: Rosary at 7 p.m., on Thursday, January 6, 2011, at St. Thomas Catholic Church, Redmond. Funeral Mass at 11 a.m., Friday, January 7, 2011, at St. Thomas Catholic Church. Contributions may be made to The Humane Society of Redmond, P.O. Box 1404, Redmond, OR 97756.

Patty Rosetta Clark, of Redmond
June 20, 1927 - Dec. 27, 2010
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals-Redmond
541-504-9485, www.autumnfunerals.net
Memorial service 2 pm Wed. Jan. 5 at "The Barn" Cowboy Church on 91st Street off of Hwy. 126 toward Sisters.
Contributions may be made to Hospice of Redmond/Sisters.

Lola Charlene Davidson, of Terrebonne
Aug. 3, 1927 - Dec. 30, 2010
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals-Redmond
541-504-9485, www.autumnfunerals.net
Services: 2:00 pm, Sat., Jan. 22, 2011, at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 9066 11th Street, Terrebonne. Graveside service with military honors was held on Thursday, Dec. 30, 2010, 63875 N. Hwy 97, Bend.

DeAnne Geraldine Bucholz, of Prineville
Aug. 3, 1940 - Dec. 31, 2010
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals-Redmond
541-504-9485, www.autumnfunerals.net
Services: 1 pm, Thurs., Jan. 6, 2011, at the Terrebonne Pioneer Grange.

Sylvia Shirley Von Weller, of Redmond
July 3, 1922 - Dec. 26, 2010
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals-Redmond
541-504-9485, www.autumnfunerals.net
A celebration of life will be held at a later date, yet to be determined.

Viola Jenkins, of Redmond
May 7, 1917 - Dec. 26, 2010
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals-Redmond, www.autumnfunerals.net
Services: Public memorial to be announced in spring per Viola's request.

Barbara Ellen Fultz
March 4, 1937 - Dec. 27, 2010
Barbara was born in Wichita Falls, Texas, on March 4, 1937, to Charles E. and Lucille Dorthy (Lindberg) Bartlemay. She was survived by husband, Verden W. Fultz; daughters, Sandra Fultz Wells, and Cindy Fultz Dickerson; daughter-in-law, Christine Fultz; grandchildren, Jason Mooney, Nicole Wells, Brandy Fultz, Daniel Fultz, Jenny Demoran, Cassy Dickerson and Chantilly Venegas; great-grandchildren, Lindsey Haney and Anaiha Demoran; two sisters and a brother. Barbara was preceded in death by two sisters and a son. A gathering will be held at the home of Hoy Fultz, 1849 SW 17th St., Redmond, January 8, 2011, from 1-4 p.m. Please sign our guestbook at www.redmondmemorial.com

Sylvia Shirley (Sprague) Von Weller
July 3, 1922-Dec. 26, 2010

Survived by daughters Verna Richards Shakespeare and Jan Richards Allen, stepson Rick
VonWeller, stepdaughter Pamela Bilbo and several other stepchildren, nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by grandson Aaron Solomon and her parents William and Emma Sprague, brothers Charlie, Ernest and Porter Sprague, first husband Verne Richards, and second husband Raph VonWeller.
She moved to Redmond from Fort Rock in 1924 and lived most of her life in Redmond. She was a very active lady who enjoyed gardening, reading, listening to Lawrence Welk every Saturday night and loved animals. She always wanted to cook or take people out to dinner or bake them a pie. She enjoyed taking care of people. She owned and worked in several restaurants and also did nursing. She will be greatly missed and loved by all.
Celebration of life will be at a later date.