March 29, 2011

Obituaries

Mildred Irene McClay, of Redmond
April 12, 1919 - March 24, 2011
Arrangements by Redmond Memorial Chapel
541-548-3219; www.redmondmemorial.com
Services were held March 29, 2011, at Redmond Memorial Chapel.
Contributions may be made in Mildred's name to Redmond-Sisters Hospice, 732 SW 23rd, Redmond, OR 97756.

Michael James Shannon, of Bend
July 12, 1946 - March 18, 2011
Arrangements: Redmond Memorial Chapel
541-548-3219; www.redmondmemorial.com
The services are pending.
Contributions may be made to American Diabetes Association in Michael's name.

Donald Gorman Klum, Redmond
June 21, 1932 - March 24, 2011
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals, Redmond
541-504-9485
Memorial service will be held on April 8, 2011 at 1 p.m. at the VFW Hall in Redmond, Oregon.

Gary Wayne Pepperling, of Sisters
Aug. 17, 1941 - March 18, 2011
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals-Redmond
51-504-9485; www.autumnfunerals.net
Memorial service to be held at a later date.


Arline Doris Reed, of Redmond
Dec. 18, 1929 - March 18, 2011
Arrangements: Redmond Memorial Chapel,
541-548-3219; www.redmondmemorial.com
Service was held March 23 at Redmond Memorial Cemetery.

Ella Marie Foster, of Redmond
Aug. 22, 1922 - March 25, 2011
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals-Redmond
541-504-9485 www.autumnfunerals.net
No services will be held

Edith Muriel Call

July 15, 1924 - March 25, 2011

Edith Muriel Call, 86, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, March 25, 2011. Edith Muriel Tovey was the first born of 14 children to Edith Reynolds and Lester Tovey on July 15, 1924, in Malad, Idaho. She spent her early years on their ranch in Daniels and in St. John where she graduated from grammar school as County Valedictorian. She graduated from Malad High School where she was active in the a capella choir, Home Ec Club and was editor of the school newspaper.

After graduating she went to Ogden where she was employed at Hill Air Force Base for a time and then worked for the Standard Examiner newspaper, after which she enlisted in the Women’s Reserve of the United States Coast Guard. She was stationed for a time in New York City and the remainder of her enlistment in Miami, Florida. While there she met and married Bill McHugh. At the end of Warld War II they returned to Malad. They were the parents of six children: Terrilee Hancock, Kelly Ann Peterson, Michael McHugh, Marty Wade, Kevin McHugh and Collin McHugh. They were later divorced.

She supported her family as a medical transcriptionist at Bannock Memorial Hospital and also did other transcription work. When she was called on a mission for her church she sold her house and left her job to serve a full-time proselyting mission in New York City. After her mission she moved to Redmond, Oregon where she again did medical transcription at St. Charles Hospital in Bend.

She was always active in her church. Some of the callings she held were: Malad Stake Gleaner president, Pocatello First Ward Relief Society President, 11th Ward Sunday School Coordinator, Redmond, Oregon Stake Relief Society President. She was a Stake Missionary twice and taught classes in the various church auxiliaries. She was also a visiting teacher most of her adult life.

After moving to Oregon, she met and married Kay Call. They had a home with a large yard in Metolius, Oregon, and spent much of their time taking care of the trees, vegetable and flower gardens. When they could no longer care for the yard they sold their home and moved to Pocatello to be nearer to family members.

Muriel loved to read and always had a book close at hand. She made beautiful hairpin lace Afghans as gifts for friends and family. For a time she also made quilts for each of the new grand babies.

She is survived by her husband, Kay Call, all of her children, 19 grandchildren, 34 grandchildren and five brothers and seven sisters. She is predeceased by her parents and her brother, Les.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m., on Thursday, March 31, 2011, at the Paradise Ward LDS Chapel, 140 Bringhurst, in Pocatello. A viewing will be held prior to the services at the church on Thursday, from 11:00 a.m., to 12:45 p.m. Burial will take place at 1:00 p.m., on Friday, April 1, 2011, in the Malad City Cemetery.

Arrangements are under the care of Wilks Funeral Home, 211 W. Chubbuck, Chubbuck, ID 83202, (208)238-8000. Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.wilksfuneralhome.com.

Mildred Irene McClay
April 12, 1919 - March 24, 2011

Mildred was born April 12, 1919, to Roy and Nora (Boyd) Brown in Metolius, Oregon. She was schooled at the old Red Rock school and graduated high school in Culver. The family lived in Portland for a short time where Roy worked as a street car conductor.

Mildred married Taylor L. McClay in June of 1937, at her parent’s home in Culver. She and Taylor were married 60 years until his death in 1997.

Later, she became reacquainted with an old high school friend, Jake Harrington, and they became traveling companions until Jake's death in 2004.

Mildred operated a kindergarten in her home in Redmond for many years and was involved with Cub Scouts as a den mother while her boys were growing up. She became the first receptionist at Redmond's Central Oregon District Hospital (now St. Charles) and then went on to help Dr. Unger in his new medical practice, which was known as Cascade Medical Clinic. After 23 years, she retired and continued working as a volunteer for the Red Cross Bloodmobile.

Mildred was a member of Beta Sigma Phi sorority for 56 years. She loved camping, hiking, and fishing and just enjoying the wonders of Mother Nature. Mildred loved her family and friends and always found great joy in entertaining them in her home.

She is survived by her oldest son, Joe McClay; his wife Pat and his three daughters by a previous marriage, Ginger, Stacey (Joe), and Shelley; also a second son, Dennis McClay; his wife Naomi; and their sons, Gordon (Kim), and Gerry. Surviving are six great-grandchildren, Taylor, Lance, Ethan, Justy, Mallory and Jaden.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Roy and Nora Brown; husband Taylor McClay; companion Jake Harrington; sisters Lucille Meeks and Margaret Darby and brother Don Brown. She is survived by sister, Gwen (Stabile) Hird of Lawrence, Massachusetts.

The family wishes to express a special thank you to the caregivers at Haven House Foster Home where she spent the last two years. They loved her and provided her with wonderful care. Also, a special thank you to Hospice and their care the past two months.

Contributions may be made in her name to Hospice of Redmond.

A memorial service was held March 29 at Redmond Memorial Chapel, A private burial will be held.

Please leave condolences at the online guestbook: www.redmondmemorial.com

Dorothy Faith Dupée
March 20, 1931 - March 18, 2011
Dorothy Faith Dupée, 79, of Redmond, died March 25 at Partners In Care Hospice House in Bend. Dorothy was born in Wall, South Dakota, to Ben and Grace (Buseman) Winkowitsch. Dorothy married William M. Dupée in Rapid City, South Dakota, on June 24, 1953. They lived in Quinn, South Dakota, until 1957, when they moved to Shelby, Montana. Ten years later, they moved to Albany. While living in Albany, Dorothy belonged to the Albany Garden Club and the Albany Open Bible Standard Church. Dorothy's hobby was quilting. On December 25, 1992, William preceded her in death. Dorothy remained in Albany until 2000, when she moved to Redmond. She is survived by her children, Steven Dupée of Hyams Beach, New South Wales, Australia; Pam Dupée of Denver, Colorado; Wilma Dupée of Redmond, William Dupée Jr. of Portland, Dottie Boyd of Albany and Daniel Dupée of Salem; brothers John Winkowitsch and Robert Winkowitsch, both of Cut Bank, Montana; and Ben Winkowitsch of Bayview, Idaho; sisters, Mary Kjerstad and Marjorie Winkowitsch, both of Quinn, South Dakota, and Vera Bochman of Oakdale, California; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. In addition to William Sr., Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents; brother, George Winkowitsch; and sisters, Avis Severson, Lila Kjerstad and Mavis Winkowitsch. Viewing will be from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m., Thursday, at Fisher Funeral Home. A funeral will be at 1 p.m., April 1 at Fisher Funeral Home. Burial will be at Oakville Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice House Capital Campaign and sent in care of Fisher Funeral Home, 306 Washington St. S.W., Albany, OR 97321 (www.fisherfuneralhome.com)

Arline Doris Reed
Dec. 18, 1929 - March 18, 2011
Arline was born in Draper, Wisconsin, to Arthur and Elta (Mays) Anderson. She is survived by two sons, John and Brian Reed, and two daughters, Christine Kissler and Judith Roseanne Reed. She was preceded in death by husband, Ed Reed. Services were held March 23 at Redmond Memorial Cemetery. Please sign our guest book at redmondmemorial.com

Gloria Helen Phillips
February 24, 1924 - March 27, 2011

Gloria was born on February 24, 1924, in Herrin, IL, to Tony and Katie Garavalia. She passed away at her home on March 27, 2011, just a month after celebrating her 87th birthday. After graduating from high school in 1940, Gloria worked as a teamster in Chicago during WWII. Once the war ended she moved to Bishop, Calif., where she met Frank Phillips. They were married on March 4, 1951, and over the years they were blessed with three daughters: Peggy, Phyllis and Emilie.

The Phillips family moved to Redmond in 1962, where they became actively involved in the community. Gloria worked at KPRB Radio, covering news stories and managing the station for several years. She worked for Mainline Plastics and concluded her career at Sat-Pak, retiring in 2001.

Gloria was an active member of St Thomas Catholic Church Altar Society, volunteered at St. Vincent de Paul, and choir. Gloria was named Chamber of Commerce Woman of the Year in 1969. She was a member of Soroptimist and Omicron Master of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority. She was a Campfire leader and worked on the Potato Festival committee over the years.
Frank and Gloria enjoyed traveling, including trips to Alaska, Arizona, Hawaii, Mexico and New York. They belonged to the 70 and 5 dancing group and danced every chance they had. Family was what meant the most to Gloria. She cherished time spent with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Gloria is survived by two of her daughters, Phyllis and Jim Hinton and Emilie and Brad Bonney, all of Redmond. She was proud of her grandchildren and adored their families, Brian and Kati Hinton (Hardy and Klanci), Chad and Lauren Hinton, Amber Ray (Kaylee and Olen), Katie Bonney, Rachel Bonney.
She was preceded in death by her beloved husband Frank, her daughter Peggy Ann, her parents and her sister Margaret Carnaghi.
A Rosary will be 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 31. A Funeral Mass will be 11:30 a.m. on Friday, April 1, at St. Thomas Catholic Church, 1720 NW 19th Street, Redmond. Contributions may be made to St. Thomas Catholic Church Building Fund, or St. Vincent de Paul.
Redmond Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements. Please sign the online guestbook at www.redmondmemorial.com

March 16, 2011

Event calendar

Artists to display work at COCC in Bend

An exhibit of recent original artwork by members of ALT, a Central Oregon artist’s group, will go on display at the Rotunda Gallery, Barber Library, on Bend’s COCC campus March 25. The exhibit , titled “Beneath the Surface,” will be ongoing through May 6. An opening reception with the contributing artists will be held in the Rotunda lobby from 4 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 7.

Library hours are Monday through Thursday 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday 12 to 6 p.m. The exhibit will feature new artwork by members Pam Jersey Bird, Pat Clark, Judy Hoiness, Barbara Hudin, Michael Kelly, Ingrid Lustig, Amy Royce and Ron Schultz. The contemporary paintings and mixed media works on display reflect each member’s unique and personal working methods and philosophies, as well as incorporating the ALT groups’ stated objective and mandate: to probe personal, material, and artistic boundaries. For more information about the exhibit, please contact Amy Royce at 541-390-1230.

Free garden and landscape seminars

Redmond Greenhouse is kicking off its season of gardening seminars Saturday, March 19, with a class about starting plants from seeds. Listen to garden experts on a series of interesting and educational tops every Saturday from 11 a.m. to noon. Attend one or attend them all. Seating is limited; reserve a spot at 541-548-5418 or info@redmondgreenhouse.com. The classes will be held at Redmond Greenhouse, 4101 S. Hwy. 97.

WEDNESDAY

March 16

FAMILY FUN STORY TIME: Stories, songs, rhymes and activities for children 18 months to five years old; 10:15 and 11:15 a.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1055.

WRITE STRONG GRANT PROPOSALS: Learn how to write a successful application. Applicants should be prepared to share a short, succinct summary of the proposed project as well as questions for the presenters and other participants; 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; Redmond City Hall, 716 S.W. Evergreen Ave., Redmond; 541-923-7756.

EDIBLE LANDSCAPES: Landscape designer Chris Hart-Henderson will show how to design and create a gorgeous landscape that will provide food year after year with little effort and no replanting; free; 6:30 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1032 or www.deschuteslibrary.org/calendar.

THURSDAY

March 17

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.

URBAN RENEWAL: Public meeting to share information on the city of Redmond’s potential amendment of the current downtown urban renewal district; 341 N.W. Dogwood Ave.; 7 p.m.

REDMOND TEEN THURSDAY, GAME DAY: Video and board games. Snacks provided. Grades 6-12 ; 3-4:30 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1050.

ARCHAEOLOGICAL SOCIETY MEETING: Dr. Dennis Jenkins speaks; $5 donation from nonmembers appreciated; 7 p.m. members meeting, 7:30 program, open to the public; COAR Building, 2112 N.E. 4th St., Bend; www.ascoinfo.org.

SATURDAY

March 19

CENTRAL OREGON GOSPEL CONCERT: CDs and cassette tapes will be available; donations accepted; 7 p.m.; Redmond High School, 675 S.W. Rimrock Way, Redmond; 541-447-5650.

MONDAY

March 21

MINUTE TO WIN-IT: Compete in a series of outrageous 60-second challenges and games. For ages 6-11; 1-2:15 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1050.

SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCE CLASSES: Every Monday, first class free, no experience/partner necessary; $5; 7-9 p.m.; Sons of Norway Hall, 549 N.W. Harmon Blvd., Bend; 541-549-7511 or 541-848-7523.

WEDNESDAY

March 23

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.-1 p.m.; Abby’s Pizza, 1938 S. U.S. Highway 97, Redmond; 541-447-6384 or www.happyhourtraining.com.

THURSDAY

March 24

RAPRD BUDGET COMMITTEE MEETING: 2011-12 budget message and comment from the public; 6 p.m.; Cascade Swim Center, 465 S.W. Rimrock Way, Redmond; 541-548-7275 or www.raprd.org.

SATURDAY

March 26

OPEN STUDIO: Caldera presents the work of professional artists from across the country. Studios will be open for self-guided tours as well as scheduled talks, which begin at 1:20 p.m., by the artists, Refreshments provided; free; 1-3 p.m.; Caldera Arts Center, 31500 Blue Lake Drive, off of U.S. Highway 20, west of Black Butte Ranch; 541-595-2561.

SUNDAY

March 27

SENIOR TECH PROGRAM: Computer savvy teens teach seniors technologies to keep in touch with faraway family and friends, focusing on Facebook, cell phones and digital cameras. Registrants must be at least 60 . Register at 541-548-8817; 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1050.

REDMOND COMMUNITY CONCERT ASSOCIATION PERFORMANCE: Anna Maria Mendieta performs harp, violin and percussion music, from Debussy and Ravel to Tango and flamenco; with dancers; $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.

MONDAY

March 28

SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCE CLASSES: Every Monday, first class free, no experience/partner necessary; $5; 7-9 p.m.; Sons of Norway Hall, 549 N.W. Harmon Blvd., Bend; 541-549-7511 or541-848-7523.

TUESDAY

March 29

LADIES OF THE GREENS BRUNCH: For prospective and returning members, season dues of $40 will be collected; free; 10 a.m.; The View Restaurant, Juniper Golf Course, 1938 S.W. Elkhorn Ave., Redmond; 541-318-5330.

HIGH DESERT CHAMBER MUSIC — TRIO WEST: String musicians play selections from Dvorak, Beethoven and Schubert; $35, $10 students with ID; 7:30 p.m.; Tower Theatre, 835 N.W. Wall St., Bend; 541-317-0700, info@highdesertchambermusic.com or www.towertheatre.org.

WEDNESDAY

March 30

FAMILY FUN STORY TIME: Stories, songs, rhymes and activities for children 18 months to five years old; 10:15 and 11:15 a.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1055.

Dress for Success

Olivia Duff, 7, whose mother Michelle Duff was volunteering at the event, got into the spirit of Exchange Day March 12, as more than 80 teenage girls walked out with free formal dresses. The program allowed girls to bring in previously worn formals to exchange for another or -- in the case of girls with no dress to exchange -- just pick out another to take home. The event was sponsored by Ka Nui Salon in Redmond and more than 200 dresses were donated. (Leslie Pugmire Hole/Spokesman)

Obituaries

Laurine June Blaisdell, of Terrebonne
June 2, 1957 - Mar. 7, 2011
Arrangements: Baird Funeral Home of Bend
541-382-0903; www.bairdmortuaries.com
Services: A gathering of family and friends celebrating Laurie's life will be held at a later date. Contributions may be made to: Partners in Care Hospice, 2075 NE Wyatt Court, Bend, OR 97701, www.partnersbend.org; Humane Society of Central Oregon, 61170 SE 27th Street, Bend, OR 97702, www.hsco.org.

Betty Eleanor Wark, of Redmond
May 5, 1917 - Mar. 8, 2011
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals-Redmond
541-504-9485; www.autumnfunerals.net
Services: No services to be held.
Contributions may be made to: Humane Society of Redmond.Deborah Rae Nichols, of Crooked River Ranch Oct. 15, 1964 - Mar. 13, 2011 Arrangements: Autumn Funerals, Bend 541-318-0842 www.autumnfunerals.com Services: Services will be held at a later date.

Deborah Rae Nichols, of Crooked River Ranch
Oct. 15, 1964 - Mar. 13, 2011
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals, Bend
541-318-0842; www.autumnfunerals.com
Services: Services will be held at a later date.

Shelley Veltman June 28, 1955 - March 4, 2011
Shelley Veltman, a.k.a ‘Nanny’, is survived by her loving husband, Kim Veltman of Redmond, OR; her sister, Dolly Vierra of Oak Harbor, WA; Tamara Young of Oak Harbor, WA; Rease Endicott of Terrebonne, OR; Billy Bob Endicott of Silverton, OR; Barry, Katie and Kyler Veltman of Redmond, OR; and many more great nieces and nephews. She was the light of our lives and her infectious laughter will forever be missed. No services are to be held.

ELWOOD DOUGLAS SHAW
AGE 95 : BORN: JAN. 23, 1916 ~ DIED: FEB. 22, 2011
Elwood “EL” Shaw lived in the Redmond/Powell Butte area for about the last 76 years. He was born in Scobey, Montana, where his family had homesteaded. But when he was only 3 years old, due to severe winters, they moved back to northern Iowa where most of the rest of the family was. When Elwood was about age 19, his father’s failing health prompted them to move to Central Oregon for a dryer climate.
But at age 57, his father, David Palmer Shaw died of emphysema/tuberculosis. Elwood promised his father that he would care for his mother, Clara Ellen Shaw, and he kept his word. He provided for her needs until her death in 1969.
He married Earla “Sunny” Hockett on May 8, 1953 instantly gaining a son, Douglas Randall Hockett age 5, and a daughter, Marcheta Inez Hockett, age 2 years and 9 months. Then near the end of 1954 Sunny delivered his second son, Kenneth Elwood Shaw.
Elwood was a farmer and laborer, having worked for Central Oregon Irrigation District for 54 years. He was known by many throughout this area but sadly, outlived most of his oldest and dearest friends and family. His wife “Sunny” passed away on Valentine’s Day 2001.
Coincidentally, exactly ten years to the day later, Elwood moved to Boise, Idaho to live near his son Ken and daughter-in-law, Michelle.
Sadly, just eight days later, he died due to a bleeding ulcer that was inoperable and previously undetected.
“El” loved to be outdoors and spent most of his early years in it. He hunted deer and pheasants and fished often. His life’s work was outdoors as well.
He was also a skilled craftsman with wood. He enjoyed making all kinds of wood/art. Examples are: log cabin/smoke stands, replicas of stagecoaches and covered wagons which he made into lamps, wishing wells, miniature rocking chairs, exploding outhouses, etc. There is no end to the varied items he made for his and others enjoyment. But he would not sell any of his “creations”. Only give them as gifts.
He enjoyed telling stories of “The Old Days”. He recently commented that the reason he had not kept in touch with most of the “Shaw” clan back in Iowa, was because they lived too far away and it was difficult to get together. Although it may only have been 30 miles, the roads back then were poor and his family traveled by horse drawn wagon up until his late teens. So, compared to today, it was more like 300 miles.
Elwood was preceded in death by his mother and father; brothers, Gayle and Shirley; and his wife, Earla “Sunny” Shaw. He is survived by his three children, six grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and another expected to arrive in late September.
He will be laid to rest at Redmond Memorial Cemetery on March 19, 2011 at 11 a.m.
A “Celebration of his life” will follow at 12:30 p.m. at Papa’s Pizzeria on north Hwy 97 in Redmond. Any and all who knew Elwood are invited to attend both.
Please sign our guest book at redmondmemorial.com

March 8, 2011

Keep it local


Alisa Angelakis/Spokesman staff

Would you like to do your grocery shopping online while supporting the local economy?

Central Oregon Locavore will allow you to do just that.

A website launched by Nicolle Timm, of Bend, last spring began with about six sellers and now has grown to 85. It functions as an online year-round farmer’s market.

Timm, a labor and delivery nurse at St. Charles , said she saw a need in Central Oregon for an easier way to get local food.

“I’ve always been interested in local food, especially the nutrition piece,” she said. “And it was very hard to find it here, especially in the winter.”

Timm also saw local farmers having the ability to grow and expand but not having the market for it, and not having the time to market their product. She noticed, “Their time was being taken from the farm to market their product.”

Mike Duggan, owner of DD Ranch in Terrebonne, is one of the sellers on centraloregon

locavore.com. He said he currently sells meat and honey on the site, but he’ll offer more throughout the year as crops come into season.

“I think it’s the way of the future,” he said. “So many busy moms these days, they could just sit down on a Sunday afternoon and order their groceries and go to just one drop off site (to pick them up). I think it’s going to grow and we’ll have more customers.”

Central Oregon Locavore is looking for a Redmond resident who would like to pick up orders from Bend and host a local pick-up site. Customers pay a small delivery fee. Call Timm at 541-633-0674 for more information.

Like many famer’s markets, the website offers nonfood items as well.

“My mission wasn’t just local food, but my mission was a local economy revitalization,” Timm said.

Yancy Wilkenfeldt of Redmond, owner of Five Seed, sells natural bath and body products and is passionate about the environment.

“I absolutely love the idea of creating a platform for local merchants and farmers to sell their wares,” she said. “It is an incredible way to connect the community.”

Wilkenfeldt says the website is very seller- and buyer-friendly, which she appreciates. “It has been pretty effortless, which is awesome.”

Timm says she hopes the website will expand and become part of people’s daily routine to look ahead and buy food from local sources — that it would become automatic.

“People would buy locally, then go to the store if they can’t find it,” she says. “It does take time. It’s so easy to go to the store, and there are some good stores in town, but it’s not the right thing to do if you really want to revitalize the local economy.”

Meet the farmers

Central Oregon Locavore sponsors a monthly “Meet Your Farmer” event at Common Table Restaruant located in downtown Bend. Each month a different Central Oregon farmer or rancher creates a presentation about his or her farm or ranch and speaks to daily life at the farm, processes, challenges and product quality. Bethlyn Rider, Common Table’s farm-to-table gourmet chef creates a four-course meal using the featured producer’s products for attendees’ enjoyment. The next event is March 18. Tickets available at centraloregonlocavore.com.

Volunteers help make it happen

Central Oregon Locavore hosts a monthly work party program called WWOLF (Willing Workers On Local Farms). WWOLF organizes and brings a party of 10 to 25 volunteers to the farms and ranches of the sellers represented online to help get things in order and accomplish large projects. This educates the community about how food is produced and assists the farmer by bringing a workforce to the farm that the farmer would otherwise be unable to afford.

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Event calendar

Discussion seminar tackles big topics

Registration for Central Oregon Community College’s Community Learning series, “Great Decisions 2011” closes March 29. Registration is limited to 75 participants. The series begins in April and takes place at Wille Hall in the Campus Center on the Bend campus.

Great Decisions 2011 will feature an impartial, thought-provoking examination of eight issues of concern to today’s U.S. policymakers. Participants will gain a better understanding of global topics affecting America’s role in the world by looking at eight of the most significant challenges. There will be an optional informal discussion following each session. Topics include Rebuilding Haiti, Horn of Africa, U.S. National Security, Responding to the Financial Crisis, The Caucasus, Global Governance and Germany Ascendant.

The $79 cost of the series includes the briefing book. For information about the series, contact Karen Aylward at 541-383-7257 or kaylward@cocc.edu.

The program is developed by the Foreign Policy Association, promoted by World Affairs Councils throughout the U.S., and organized locally by the Nancy R. Chandler Visiting Scholar Program in collaboration with the City Club of Central Oregon.

Rec district offerings

Lifeguard training, first aid and CPR classes, horseback riding lessons and more are offered through the Redmond Area Park and Recreation District this spring.

Sign up or learn more at www.raprd.org or 541-548-7275.

4-H benefit pentathlon

The second annual Deschutes County 4-H Sportsmen’s Pentathlon will be hosted by Alder Creek Ranch and Brand 33 restaurant March 26 and 27 at Aspen Lakes. This is a fundraising event to provide programming and scholarships for the 4-H youth in Deschutes County. You do not have to be a 4-H member to participate and registration is available online at www.Deschutes4h.com. A banquet and auction is scheduled for 5 p.m. March 27 at Brand 33 restaurant in Sisters. The event starts at 8 a.m. Saturday, with registration at 7, and begins again at 8 a.m. Sunday. Registration per team costs $195, banquet tickets are $35 each, and preserve permits are $5 each (for non-licensed Oregon hunters).

Museum offers day camps

Children can learn about bugs and rattlesnakes and try their hand at panning for gold in workshops at the High Desert Museum. Spring day camps will also be offered March 21-25. Some of the museum’s scheduled activities are included in the price of admission; others have an additional fee.

Open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily through April 30, the museum’s regular cost of admission is $10 for adults, $9 for seniors (65 plus), $6 for ages 5-12, and ages 4 and younger and all members are free. Hours and prices increase from May 1-Oct. 31.

Backpack Explorers Preschooler Adventures for ages 3 to 4 and their parents allow a close-up encounter with animals and fun, learning activities at the museum. Scheduled March 10 and 11 and March 31-April 1 from 10 to 11 a.m., cost is $10 for members and $15 for nonmembers.

More information is available at 541-382-4754 or highdesertmuseum.org.

Spring break classes for kids in Sunriver

The Sunriver Nature Center & Observatory will offer fun kids’ classes during spring break for ages 4 and older.

Learn about tracks, reptiles, rocket science, dinosaurs, mammals and more. Scheduled times and prices vary. Preregistration and prepayment are required. Call 541-593-4394 for more information.

The Nature Center is open daily during the week of spring break, March 19-27, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $3 for adults, $2 for children, and members are free. The Observatory is only open on select dates during spring break: March 19, 23, 25 and 26, from 8 to 10 p.m. Admission is $6 for adults, $4 for children, and members are free.

Concert set for cat rescue group

Several local bands are hosting a benefit concert on Friday, Feb. 25, beginning at 7 p.m. at Grover’s Pub & Pizza, to raise funds and gather cat food and litter for nonprofit Cat Rescue, Adoption & Foster Team (CRAFT).

CRAFT is an all-cat, nonprofit, no-kill, all-volunteer rescue group. A donation will be accepted in lieu of a cover charge. Grover’s is located at 939 S.E. Second St. in Bend. CRAFT has no paid management or staff, so all donations directly benefit the animals. Donations are tax deductible. More information on CRAFT and the adoptable cats and kittens can be found at www.craft

cats.org.

WEDNESDAY

March 9

FAMILY FUN STORY TIME: Stories, songs, rhymes and activities for children 18 months-5 years; 10:15 and 11:15 a.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1055.

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.

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

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

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

THURSDAY

March 10

CITY/COUNTY: Joint meeting, Deschutes County Commission and Redmond City Council, 7 a.m., urban renewal presentation, city hall, 716 S.W. Evergreen Ave. Agenda at www.ci.redmond.or.us.

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.

GOOD CHAIR, GREAT BOOKS: Read and discuss “A Confederacy of Dunces” by John Kennedy Toole; bring a lunch; free; noon; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1055 or www.deschuteslibrary.org/calendar.

TEEN THURSDAY, OPEN DAY: Second Thursday of each month, hang out with your friends and listen to music. Games and drawing supplies available. Free snacks, grades 6-12; 3-4:30 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1055 or mercedesh@dpls.us.

AUTHOR PRESENTATION: R. Gregory Nokes talks about his book “Massacred for Gold: The Chinese in Hells Canyon”; RSVP requested; $3, free for museum members; 6:30 p.m.; High Desert Museum, 59800 S. U.S. Highway 97, Bend; 541-382-4754, ext. 241 or www.highdesertmuseum.org.

FRIDAY

March 11

CHORALE WORKS CONCERT: The Cascade Chorale performs works by American choral composers, under the direction of James Knox; $10; 7 p.m.; First Presbyterian Church, 230 N.E. Ninth St., Bend; 541-383-7512.

CRR FIRE: Crooked River Ranch Rural Fire Protection District board of directors special meeting; public welcome; 2 p.m.; 6971 S.W. Shad Rd., Crooked River Ranch; 541-923-6776.

SATURDAY

March 12

SUNRIVER NATURE CENTER & OBSERVATORY OPEN HOUSE: See exhibits, meet birds of prey and more; free; 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sunriver Nature Center & Observatory, 57245 River Road, Sunriver; 541-593-4394 or www.sunrivernaturecenter.org.

AUTHOR PRESENTATION: Ellen Waterston talks about her book “Where the Crooked River Rises”; free with museum admission; 2 p.m.; High Desert Museum, 59800 S. U.S. Highway 97, Bend; 541-382-4754 or www.highdesertmuseum.org.

AUTHOR PRESENTATION: Sarahlee Lawrence talks about her book “River House”; free; 2 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1032 or www.deschuteslibrary.org/calendar.

FURRY FRIENDS GALA DINNER: A buffet dinner, with live and silent auctions; proceeds benefit the Humane Society of Redmond; $60; 5 p.m.; Chloe at North Redmond Station, 1857 N.W. Sixth St., Redmond; 541-923-0882.

THE NOVELISTS: The Reno, Nevada-based indie rock group performs, with Shane Simonsen; free; 6 p.m.; Green Plow Coffee Roasters, 436 S.W. Sixth St., Redmond; 541-516-1128.

“EAT, DRINK AND BE DEADLY!”: Buckboard Murder Mysteries presents an interactive murder mystery theater event with live auction, beer and wine tasting; proceeds benefit Redmond Soroptimists; $40, $70 per couple; 7 p.m.; High Desert Activity Center, Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, 3800 S.W. Airport Way, Redmond; 541-410-2610 or www.siredmond.com.

CHORALE WORKS CONCERT: The Cascade Chorale performs works by American choral composers, under the direction of James Knox; $10; 7 p.m.; First Presbyterian Church, 230 N.E. Ninth St., Bend; 541-383-7512.

MOUNTAIN COUNTRY IDOL: Central Oregon musicians compete in finalist round to see who is the best country artist; ages 21 and older; proceeds benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital; $5; 8 p.m.; Coyote Ranch, 1368 S. U.S. Highway 97, Redmond; 541-548-7700 or www.mountain997.com.

SUNDAY

March 13

SENIOR TECH PROGRAM: Computer savvy teens teach seniors technologies to keep in touch with faraway family and friends, focusing on Facebook, cell phones and digital cameras. Registrants must be 60 or older. Register at 541-548-8817; 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1050.

BENEFIT CONCERT: Featuring live music by Jerry Joseph; proceeds benefit Jim Bull, who is battling cancer; $50 suggested donation; 5-9 p.m.; Chloe at North Redmond Station, 1857 N.W. Sixth St., Redmond; 541-316-2029.

MONDAY

March 14

DOWNTOWN: Downtown Urban Renewal Advisory Committee meeting, public welcome, 5 p.m., city hall conference room A, 716 S.W. Evergreen Ave. Agenda at www.ci.redmond.or.us.

TUESDAY

March 15

“LAND RECORDS AND DEED MAPPING”: Bend Genealogical Society presents a program by Kay Stein and Vernon Threlkeld; 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 meeting, public welcome; 6:45 a.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 conference room A, 716 S.W. Evergreen Ave. Agenda at www.ci.redmond.or.us.

PLANNING: Redmond Urban Area Planning Commission meeting, 7 p.m., city hall conference room A, 716 S.W. Evergreen Ave. Agenda at www.ci.redmond.or.us.

SCIENCE PUB LECTURE: Scientist and OSU professor Barbara Bond speaks about the H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest. Doors open at 5, networking and food and beverage service begin at 5:30, presentation at 6. Science Pubs are sponsored by OSU-Cascades and limited to 100 guests. Please RSVP; free; 5:30-7 p.m.; Three Creeks Brewing, 721 Desperado Court, Sisters; 541-322-3100 or info@osucascades.edu.

WEDNESDAY

March 16

FAMILY FUN STORY TIME: Stories, songs, rhymes and activities for children 18 months-5 years; 10:15 and 11:15 a.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1055.

WRITE STRONG GRANT PROPOSALS: Learn how to write a successful application. Applicants should be prepared to share a short, succinct summary of the proposed project as well as questions for the presenters and other participants; 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; Redmond City Hall, 716 S.W. Evergreen Ave., Redmond; 541-923-7756.

KNOW DIRT: Landscape designer Chris Hart-Henderson will show how to design and create a gorgeous landscape that will provide food year after year with little effort and no replanting; free; 6:30 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1032 or www.deschuteslibrary.org/calendar.

THURSDAY

March 17

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.

REDMOND TEEN THURSDAY, GAME DAY: Video and board games. Snacks provided. Grades 6-12. Third Thursday of each month is teen day; 3-4:30 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1050.

MONDAY

March 21

MINUTE TO WIN-IT: Compete in a series of outrageous 60-second challenges and games. For ages 6-11; 1-2:15 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1050.

WEDNESDAY

March 23

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.-1 p.m.; Abby’s Pizza, 1938 S. U.S. Highway 97, Redmond; 541-447-6384 or www.happyhourtraining.com.

Obituaries

Betty June Schuster, of Redmond
May 12, 1928 - Mar. 1, 2011
Arrangements: Baird Funeral Home of Bend
541-382-0903, www.bairdmortuaries.com
No services will be held as Betty's cremains will be committed to the sea at a later date.
Contributions may be made to Partners in Care Hospice, 2075 NE Wyatt Court, Bend, OR, 97701.

Andrew "Drew" Holmes Jr., of Redmond
April 20, 1947 - Feb. 28, 2011
Arrangements: Redmond Memorial Chapel, 541-548-3219
Service were held at Sisters Fire Hall Saturday Mar. 5.
Contributions may be made to the Drew Holmes Fund at a Sterling Savings Bank in lieu of flowers.

Gregg Elliott Zink, of Redmond
April 1, 1953 - Feb. 28, 2011
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals-Redmond
541-504-9485, www.autumnfunerals.net
No services scheduled.

Phyllis L. Herringshaw, of Culver
Jan. 12, 1934 - Nov. 26, 2010
Memorial services will be held on Saturday March 12, at 11:00 a.m. at the Culver Christian Church.

John Patrick McDonald
May 20, 1940 – February 18, 2011
John Patrick McDonald of Redmond, OR passed away of a trauma-induced heart attack caused by a head-on vehicle collision. This occurred on Hwy 20 on February 18, 2011. A celebration of Life will be shared with all his family and friends on Saturday March 12, 2011, at Eagle Crest Falls Club House from 1-5 pm.
John, 70 years, was born on May 20,1940 in Bremerton, WA, third child to Joseph and Ida McDonald.
He had many occupations throughout his lifetime, but his career was sales and management. He
was preparing to leave for Missouri to begin his next career adventure in March. John enjoyed
talking and meeting new people, with the love of sharing many life stories. He loved life and lived
it to the fullest with a fierce grin and a merry twinkle in his bright blue eyes.
He was a remarkable man who will be remembered for his ability to tell great stories, most
born from his own life experiences, his love and friendship to so many others and his integrity,
dedication in all he said or did. Memories of him are gigantic and full of his spirit.
He had a 50-year dream of visiting his ancestral home of Scotland/Ireland which was fulfilled with his wife Joni at his side.
John is survived by his wife, Joni McDonald of Redmond, OR; son Grady McDonald of North
Bend, WA; daughter Jessica Smith, son-in-law, Brian Smith; granddaughters, Raya and Nona
Smith of Renton, WA.; step-son, Stuart Severson and family of Lake Oswego, OR; step-daughter, Simone Severson and family of Tualatin, OR; brother, Joe McDonald of Mercer Island, WA; and sister, Karen Compton of Seattle WA; as well of many other close family and friends who will also treasure having a part of his life.

Joyce Kathryn Campbell
Joyce Campbell passed away March 2, 2011, due to age-related causes. She was 81. She was born in Hillsboro, Oregon on January 27, 1930, to Gerald and Florence Davidson. Joyce and her twin sister, Geraldine, lived in Hillsboro until moving to Redmond, Oregon with their parents in 1945.
In 1947, Joyce married Robert J. Campbell. While living in Redmond, they had three children, Richard, Janet and Scott. After their retirement, they moved to Eugene, where they lived for over 30 years.
Joyce is survived by her daughter, Janet Hix of Redmond; son, Scott Campbell of Salem; sister, Geraldine Lonnecker of Beaverton, five grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.
Her husband, Robert and son, Richard preceded her in death.
Services will be conducted at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland.

March 1, 2011

May I approach the bench Your Honor?

Caiti Green, witness for the prosecution, chats with 'prosecutor' Gabe Hinderlider during a break in the Oregon High School Mock Trials Feb. 25 in Bend. Both students attend Redmond Proficiency Academy and took a semester-long class in Mock Trial. (Leslie Pugmire Hole)

by Leslie Pugmire Hole/Spokesman staff

In the end, the state’s case was just too weak. It could prove motive but there just wasn’t enough direct physical evidence proving that the accused murdered the victim.

So when the legal team from Redmond Proficiency Academy (RPA) tried its case in the Deschutes County Courthouse on Feb. 26 it was no huge surprise when the defense won pretty much every time it came up to bat.

Thirteen students have been enrolled in a Mock Trial class this semester at RPA, a local charter high school, and were participating in the 25th annual Oregon High School Mock Trial Competition, sponsored by Classroom Law Project, a nonprofit group.

The class was an education for everyone, including its teacher, Leanna Long. With no legal experience and no previous mock trial exposure, Long – a certified teacher not on the full-time RPA staff – nonetheless stepped forward to teach the class when her daughter, Beth, expressed interest.

“This fall we started by learning about the judicial system and points of law,” said Long. “Then we conducted a practice mock trial to get an idea what it was like.”

None of the students had ever been in a court of law so most of their frame of reference came from class – and what they had seen on television or the movies.

The students are assigned roles for the trial: prosecutor or defense attorneys, experts such as scientists or police officers, court clerk and other witnesses. Teams receive a 94-page packet containing all the documents needed to try the case such as witness statements, police and forensic reports and other documentation. Also in the packet is information needed to understand how to toe the line in the courtroom: rules of evidence, cross-examination and hearsay, presentation of evidence and the required manner to address the judge and jury.

Jesse Johnson, a freshman, portrayed a loan shark the defense was trying to point a finger to in the murder of a business owner with a gambling problem. His witness statement is more than six pages long, a document he had to commit to memory in order to correctly answer questions on the stand.

“Sometimes you just have to wing it because you never know exactly what they’re going to ask you,” said Johnson.

The lawyers can refer to their notes, an advantage they have over witnesses, but then they never know exactly how the other team’s witnesses will reply and, therefore, often have to go “off script” as well.

The class did get a bit of expert help from Greg Scott, teacher and assistant director of RPA, who is also a licensed attorney. Scott visited the class early on to help with preparation for Mock Trial.

Kaycee Robinson, junior, acted as prosecuting attorney during cross-examination.

“We spent a lot of time going over the witness statements, then came up with possible questions as we were preparing for trial,” she said. “But we had to cut some due to time (each segment of the trial has a time limit) or because we decided it wasn’t relevant enough.”

Everyone in the class was happy to hear that this year’s mock trial case would be a criminal one – and a murder at that. Their in-house practice trial was a civil lawsuit and not nearly as fun, they agreed.

In the courtroom Feb. 25 it is clear preparation counts. In round two RPA’s prosecution team is up against a defense that uses few notes and seems familiar with exactly when it can and cannot object to questions from opposing counsel.

Gabe Hinderlider, handling the direct questioning for the team, holds his own, getting Johnson to admit his past criminal convictions and threats to the deceased. Robinson follows with cross-examination that keeps defense witnesses from elaborating during answers in any way that may benefit the other team.

The mock trials are judged by a team of three, one of whom acts as the trial judge. Bend attorney Thomas Spear presides over RPA’s second go, generously allowing both sides to rephrase questions that would normally not be allowed.

Johnson and RPA witnesses Caiti Green, a sophomore, and Cody Cook, junior, play their parts well, pretending to pause for thought when asked a question and getting testy when questioned by the defense.

Long, who is not allowed to advise the team during the trials, sits in the courtroom gallery watching intently, occasionally nodding to herself or shaking her head.

After closing statements she breathes a sigh of relief. “Well, this was nerve-wracking but I thought we did well. I can see we need to work on understanding objections, the other team did that a lot more and we need to know better how to respond.”

Spears, as presiding judge, critiques both teams with both positive points and items to work on. “This is an uphill case for the state to prove, it has a lot less to work with and that’s no reflection on them,” he adds, before telling the students that the defense team put on a stronger presentation. In round one, RPA’s defense team was also given the nod.

“I was proud of our team,” Long said after the trial. “It was a very positive experience for everyone.”


Event calendar

WEDNESDAY

March 2

FAMILY FUN STORY TIME: Stories, songs, rhymes and activities for children 18 months-5 years; 10:15 and 11:15 a.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1055.

THURSDAY

March 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.

LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS: Guest speaker Dan Despotopulos, director of the Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center will begin at noon and allow time for questions. No reservations needed; free, open to the public, buffet costs $7.99; 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; King Buffet, 2050 N.E. Third St., Bend; 541-388-2988.

AUTHOR PRESENTATION: Professional organizer Maggie Watson discusses 'Putting Affairs in Order’; free; noon-1 p.m.; Central Oregon Community College, Campus Center, 2600 N.W. College Way, Bend; 541-383-7257.

REDMOND TEEN THURSDAY, KITCHEN CHEMISTRY: Visiting science wiz will show some spectacular experiments you can do with household supplies, for grades 6-12, snacks provided; free; 3-4:30 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1050.

AMERICANS FOR PROSPERITY: New Redmond chapter will be held the first Thursday of every month; 6:30 p.m.; Pappy’s Pizzeria, 1655 N. U.S. Highway 97, Redmond; 541-548-1118 or www.americansforprosperity.org.

2012 — DOOMSDAY OR DISTORTION?: Kent Fairfield discusses scenarios related to Mayan end of the world predictions; donations accepted; 7 p.m., doors open 6:30 p.m.; Redmond Proficiency Academy, 657 S.W. Glacier Ave., Redmond; 541-526-0882.

FRIDAY

March 4

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

BELLUS VOCIS AND CENTRAL SINGERS: The Central Oregon Community College choirs perform contemporary choral pieces, under the direction of James Knox; $6, $5 students and seniors; 7 p.m.; Central Oregon Community College, Wille Hall, 2600 N.W. College Way, Bend; 541-383-7510.

SATURDAY

March 5

WRITERS CONTEST RECEPTION: Meet the winners of this year’s fourth-grade contest and view their fantastic books. Hosted by the Central Oregon Writers Guild and Rotary Club; 2-4 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1050.

BELLUS VOCIS AND CENTRAL SINGERS: The Central Oregon Community College choirs perform contemporary choral pieces, under the direction of James Knox; $6, $5 students and seniors; 3 p.m.; Central Oregon Community College, Wille Hall, 2600 N.W. College Way, Bend; 541-383-7510.

MOUNTAIN COUNTRY IDOL: Central Oregon musicians compete in two semifinalist shows to see who is the best country artist; ages 21 and older; proceeds benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital; $5; 7 p.m. and 9 p.m., doors open at 6; Coyote Ranch, 1368 S. U.S. Highway 97, Redmond; 541-548-7700 or www.mountain997.com.

SUNDAY

March 6

HIGH SCHOOL ART EXHIBIT: Runs through April 15; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1050.

CASCADE WINDS SYMPHONIC BAND: The band performs music by P.D.Q. Bach, William Schuman, Johan de Meij and more, under the direction of Dan Judd; donations accepted; 2 p.m.; Summit High School, 2855 N.W. Clearwater Drive, Bend; 541-593-1635 or www.cascadewinds.org.

TUESDAY

March 8

KNOW DIRT: Gail Wells talks about allegiance to place and how it affects opinions about land use; free; 6:30 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1032 or www.deschuteslibrary.org/calendar.

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

WEDNESDAY

March 9

FAMILY FUN STORY TIME: Stories, songs, rhymes and activities for children 18 months-5 years; 10:15 and 11:15 a.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1055.

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

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, public welcome; 341 N.W. Dogwood Ave.; information 541-504-5000.

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.

THURSDAY

March 10

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.-1 p.m.; Surftides, 2945 N.W. Jetty Ave., Lincoln City; 541-447-6384 or www.happyhourtraining.com.

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.

GOOD CHAIR, GREAT BOOKS: Read and discuss “A Confederacy of Dunces” by John Kennedy Toole; bring a lunch; free; noon; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1055 or www.deschuteslibrary.org/calendar.

TEEN THURSDAY, OPEN DAY: Second Thursday of each month, hang out with your friends and listen to music. Games and drawing supplies available. Free snacks, grades 6-12; 3-4:30 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1055 or mercedesh@dpls.us.

SATURDAY

March 12

AUTHOR PRESENTATION: Sarahlee Lawrence talks about her book “River House”; free; 2 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1032 or www.deschuteslibrary.org/calendar.

FURRY FRIENDS GALA DINNER: A buffet dinner, with live and silent auctions; proceeds benefit the Humane Society of Redmond; $60; 5 p.m.; Chloe at North Redmond Station, 1857 N.W. Sixth St., Redmond; 541-923-0882.

“EAT, DRINK AND BE DEADLY!”: Buckboard Murder Mysteries presents an interactive murder mystery theater event with live auction, beer and wine tasting; proceeds benefit Redmond Soroptimists; $40, $70 per couple; 7 p.m.; High Desert Activity Center, Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, 3800 S.W. Airport Way, Redmond; 541-410-2610 or www.siredmond.com.

MOUNTAIN COUNTRY IDOL: Central Oregon musicians compete in finalist round to see who is the best country artist; ages 21 and older; proceeds benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital; $5; 8 p.m.; Coyote Ranch, 1368 S. U.S. Highway 97, Redmond; 541-548-7700 or www.mountain997.com.

SUNDAY

March 13

SENIOR TECH PROGRAM: Computer savvy teens teach seniors technologies to keep in touch with faraway family and friends, focusing on Facebook, cell phones and digital cameras. Registrants must be 60 or older. Register at 541-548-8817; 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1050.

BENEFIT CONCERT: Featuring live music by Jerry Joseph; proceeds benefit Jim Bull, who is battling cancer; $5, additional donations accepted; 5-9 p.m.; Chloe at North Redmond Station, 1857 N.W. Sixth St., Redmond; 541-316-2029.

TUESDAY

March 15

“LAND RECORDS AND DEED MAPPING”: Bend Genealogical Society presents a program by Kay Stein and Vernon Threlkeld; 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.

Learn basic first aid

Redmond Area Park and Recreation District is offering a basic first aid training class for ages 8-12 on Saturday, March 19 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Activity Center. The class prepares children to respond appropriately in an emergency situation without panicking. Cost is $20. To sign up for this and other programs, call 541-548-7275 or visit www.raprd.org.

Avrey Walker fundraiser

Family and friends of Avrey Walker, a Redmond child fighting leukemia, have organized two upcoming fundraisers. March 3 Pappy’s Pizza will be donating proceeds from sales if supporters have a flier for Avrey, available at Full Throttle Java. March 5, from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. Full Throttle, corner of Maple Avenue and Business Highway 97, will be donating all sales profits and tips to Avrey.

Taste of the Town

The Central Oregon Community College Foundation is hosting its two scholarship fundraisers March 4 and 5 in the Mazama Gymnasium on the COCC Bend campus.

Taste of the Town, from 6 to 10 p.m. on Friday, March 4, will feature samplings from more than 20 restaurants in Bend, as well as live music from local favorites The River Pigs and Mosley Wotta. Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 at the door.

The Meal of the Year event on Saturday, March 5, will feature a gourmet four-course dinner created by the High Desert Chefs Association and a live auction. Guests will enjoy acoustic guitar and original music from singer/songwriter Gary Fulkerson. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $110 per person or $1,250 for a corporate table of 10.

For reservations or sponsorship opportunities, contact Mint Event Coordination & Design at 541-318-7400 or Kerry@eventsbymint.com. For information about the events visit www.themealoftheyear.org and www.thetasteofthetown.org.

Register for COCC community ed courses

Registration for Central Oregon Community College’s Community Learning spring and summer classes will begin at 9 a.m. Monday, March 7. The schedule includes more than 250 new and regular noncredit offerings to enrich and expand learning. Classes in computers, fitness, business, language, cooking and art are held in Bend, La Pine, Madras, Prineville, Redmond and Sisters. Online courses in computers, language, writing, business, healthcare and personal development start every month.

A sampling of new classes includes Hiking the Central Oregon Rivers, Live and Learn Spanish in Argentina, Danish Pastries for Easter Brunch, Portland Art Tour, Get the Most Out of your iPad, Summer Youth Camps and a Web Design series.

Class schedules are mailed to residents who have taken a class in the past two years. Schedules are also available at COCC, local chambers of commerce, libraries and online. To register, complete one of the registration forms in the back of the schedule, call 541-383-7270 or visit www.cocc.edu.

Do you know your DSLR camera?

COCC’s Continuing Education Department is offering a class that goes beyond the basics of photography with digital single lens reflex (DSLR) cameras.

Do things with your camera and existing equipment that you may not have thought of before. Topics include camera features and controls, lighting and exposure, composition and creative field techniques. You must have a DSLR. The workshop does not cover post-processing with Photoshop or other computer programs. Class meets Saturdays, March 5 through 12, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Bend’s COCC Campus. Cost is $59. To register call 541-383-7270 or visit http://noncredit.cocc.edu.

Obituaries

John Patrick McDonald, of Redmond
May 20, 1940 - Feb. 18, 2011
Arrangements: Baird Funeral Home of Bend
541-382-0903; www.bairdmortuaries.com
Services: A Celebration of John's life will be held on Saturday, March 12, 2011, from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM, at The Falls Clubhouse at Eagle Crest in Redmond, Oregon.


Elwood Douglas Shaw, of Boise, ID
Jan. 23, 1916 - Feb. 22, 2011
Arrangements: Redmond Memorial Chapel
541-548-3219; please sign our guest book at redmondmemorial.com
Services: Graveside Redmond Memorial Cemetery, Sat., March 19, at 11:00 AM

Daniel Kenneth Smith, Sr., of Redmond
July 15, 1948 - Feb. 11, 2011
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals-Redmond
541-504-9485; www.autumnfunerals.net
Services: 3 p.m., Saturday, March 5th, Christian Church of Redmond, 536 SW 10th Ave., Redmond.

Malcolm "Mac" Arthur Legere, of Crooked River Ranch
Nov. 18, 1942 - Feb. 26, 2011
Arrangements: Baird Funeral Home of Bend
541-382-0903; www.bairdmortuaries.com
Services: Per Mac's request no services will be held.

Lori Lynn Nisbet, of Redmond
Aug. 24, 1965 - Feb. 20, 2011
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals, Bend
541-318-0842; www.autumnfunerals.com
Services: Private family services were held.


Goldie Angeline Stout
May 1,1930 - February 23, 2011

Goldie Angeline Stout of Redmond, born May 1, 1930, passed away February 23, 2011, after battling lung cancer. She is survived by two daughters, Cheryle Varnado, Colleen Wheeler, her son, Dennis McCartney, three loving grand-children and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Cicero Stout. No formal services will be held.


Elsie Marie Wyatt
OCTOBER 27, 1917 - FEBRUARY 22, 2011
Elsie was born in Mt. Vernon, Oregon, to Paul and Illa Hanson. She was one of six children. Elsie met and married her long time husband, Henry C. Wyatt, in 1947. They celebrated 54 years
together before Henry passed away.
They had four children; Bonnie Clark of Portland, Oregon; Raymond Wyatt, deceased; Tonya Ebert of Fairfield, California; and Clifford Wyatt, Redmond, Oregon.
Elsie was primarily a homemaker, also helping Henry in his businesses. She loved family, cooking, gardening, and sewing. Her specialties were tatting and crocheting.
She traveled extensively in North America and Europe and loved the outdoors, camping, hunting, and fishing. Both Elsie and Henry were very active in the American Legion in many capacities.
She is survived by nine grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
In addition to Henry and Raymond, she was preceded in death by Kenneth W. Clark, a grandson.
No services will be held.