October 25, 2011

Obituaries

Thomas Linton Smith Jr., of Powell Butte
April 23, 1935 - Oct.11, 2011
Arrangements: Burns Mortuary of Hermiston, Oregon is in care of arrangements
541-571-1388
Services: A graveside service will be held on Saturday, October 29, 2011, at at Juniper Haven Cemetery, Prineville, Oregon.
Please sign the condolence book at http://www.burnsmortuaryhermiston.com/

James E. Findley, of Redmond
Dec. 13, 1950 - Oct. 21, 2011
Arrangements: Redmond Memorial Chapel
541-548-3219; www.redmondmemorial.com
Services: A memorial is being planned by the family at a later date.
Contributions may be made to Redmond Fire and Rescue

Dolores Jean Steinbruck Waters
May 27, 1930 - Oct. 15, 2011
Dee, as she was known, was born in Newton, Kansas. Both parents were born and lived in Kansas, but moved to Detroit, Mich. after they married in 1925, where her dad was a mechanic. They returned to Kansas in 1929, but mother, Freda, miscarried and nearly died. Recovering, she was delighted to have a second daughter, Dee, who was born exactly three years after the first daughter ... mom telling the doctor to wait a minute or two for the birth so Dee and Wanda would be born the same day. Both parents were Kansas residents and later moved to granddad’s property near Milford, Kan. where brother, Bob was born in 1933. In 1937, when the farm crops were destroyed in a major flood, they bought a 15-foot homemade trailer house and started west ... 3 kids, $40 and a 1935 Ford. After stopping in Idaho to see an aunt, and getting a job in Spokane, Wash. (where the union fight was on), they moved to Oregon and settled in West Salem, where they lived in the trailer three years before moving into a house.
Dee met a fellow student in high school whom she married without graduating, and had two boys. Her husband was Russian and decided to move to Lincoln, Neb. The marriage was never amenable and Dee finally decided the abuse was over and got a divorce. Unfortunately without education and a job, since the husband would never allow her to work -- he threatened Dee -- she finally got a job and moved out.  Later, Dee met and married a Marine and they moved to his base in North Carolina. Before long, he was transferred to an island in the Pacific and wrote Dee, he had met a gal there and wanted a divorce. She talked to the Marine officer who told her that was common and to hold out, act like nothing had happened and her husband would get over it. He didn’t, so they divorced.
Another husband? No! The last thing she wanted. But while bowling one night, this fellow let her know he wanted to know her better. She told him she wasn’t interested but he persisted and she finally gave in and married him and his daughter and son.
Dave was a very experienced carpenter with a successful construction company and was sent to do a temporary building in Redmond. The customer in Redmond told him and his co-worker, Dee’s brother, Bob Steinbruck, that they needed a construction company in the Bend- Redmond area, and the boys decided to move over and start their own company, Mt. View Const., which they operated successfully until retirement. Dave continues to create and repair small projects, and Bob retired.
Dee became a very successful volunteer with the Humane Society Thrift Shop until the store was closed in 2004. She especially enjoyed supervising the library section, as she was a very avid reader. Not finding another project, she focused her time on helping friends, collecting older books, and staying within close touch with relatives and old friends.
She is survived by husband, Dave; sister, Wanda; brother, Bob in Oregon, two sons in California; and a stepson and stepdaughter in Washington and Portland. There will be a potluck and Celebration of Life for Dee at the VFW Hall in Redmond, Oct. 26 at


October 18, 2011

Finger food for toddlers?

Ashley Korich and her five-month-old daughter Brea Dice, at the first annual Zombie Walk in downtown Redmond Oct. 14. photo by Trish Pinkerton

Event calendar

10/19 Wednesday
PRESCHOOL PARADE STORY TIME: Stories, songs, rhymes and activities for children ages 3 to 5, every Wednesday; 10:15 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave.; 541-312-1055.
REDMOND CITY COUNCIL: workshop on proposed changes to broadcast tower siting rules, 6 p.m.; city hall, 716 S.W. Evergreen Ave. Agenda at www.ci.redmond.or.us.

10/20 Thursday
TODDLIN’ TALES STORY TIME: For children 18-36 months and caregiver, every Thursday; 10:15 a.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave.; 541-312-1055.
FIRE BOARD: Crooked River Ranch Rural Fire Protection District board meeting, 9 a.m.; 6971 S.W. Shad Rd.; Crooked River Ranch; agenda items include the Whychus-Deschutes Wilderness Proposal and election of a new member; www.crrfire.org.
BABY STEPS STORY TIME: A gentle story time for infants to 18 months, every Thursday; 11 a.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave.; 541-312-1055.
REDMOND TEEN THURSDAY, GAME DAY: Video and board games. Snacks provided. Ages 12-17. Third Thursday of each month is teen day; 3-4:30 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave.; 541-312-1050.
LINDY GRAVELLE: Country, pop and more; 5:30 p.m.; Brassie’s Bar at Eagle Crest Resort, 1522 Cline Falls Road, Redmond; 541-548-4220.

10/21 Friday
FAMILY FUN NIGHT: Grades K-8. Start the weekend off right with a variety of inclusive activities. An opportunity to play with your children, meet some of their schoolmates and connect with other families; $7 per family; 5:30-6:45 p.m.; Redmond Area Park and Recreation District, Activity Center, 335 S.E. Jackson St.; 541-548-7275.
BEND 'N STRINGS: Bluegrass; 7 p.m.; Green Plow Coffee Roasters, 436 S.W. Sixth St., Redmond; 541-516-1128.
HAUNTED HOUSES: Featuring three haunted houses; “Dark Intentions” and “the Haunt at Juniper Hollow” are recommended for ages 12 and older; “Distortions” 3-D haunt is all ages; proceeds benefit the Oregon Athletic & Educational Foundation; $12, $20 two haunts, $30 all haunts; 7 p.m.; old Parr Lumber buildings, 443 S.W. Evergreen Ave., Redmond; www.scaremegood.com.
OREGON ARCHAEOLOGY CELEBRATION PRESENTATION: Eric Iseman presents “Captain Jack and the Modoc War of 1872-73”; free; 7 p.m.; Smith Rock State Park Visitor Center, 10260 N.E. Crooked River Drive, Terrebonne; 541-923-7551.
MIDDLE SCHOOL NIGHT: Come hang out with friends for basketball, dodge ball, Wii, batting cage, music and more. Concessions available. Must have student ID or parent check-in to get in; $3; 8-10 p.m.; Redmond Area Park and Recreation District, Activity Center, 335 S.E. Jackson St.; 541-548-7275.

10/22 Saturday
INTERCAMBIO SPANISH/ENGLISH CONVERSATION GROUP: welcoming all people who would like to learn or practice their Spanish or English language skills; 9:30-11:30 a.m.; Green Plow Coffee Roasters, 436 S.W. Sixth St., Redmond; 541-516-1128.
JEWELRY SALE BENEFIT: Proceeds benefit scholarships through Philanthropic Educational Organization; free admission; 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Housing Works, 405 S.W. Sixth St., Redmond; 541-504-4420.
SELF-PUBLISHING WORKSHOP: Ginger Dehlinger, author of “Brute Heart” and first-place winner in this year’s Nature of Words nature essay contest, presents a workshop on self-publishing. No registration needed. Refreshments will be served; free; 2-4 p.m.; Paulina Springs Books, 422 S.W. Sixth St., Redmond; 541-526-1491.
HAUNTED HOUSES: Featuring three haunted houses; “Dark Intentions” and “the Haunt at Juniper Hollow” are recommended for ages 12 and older; “Distortions” 3-D haunt is all ages; proceeds benefit the Oregon Athletic & Educational Foundation; $12, $20 two haunts, $30 all haunts; 7 p.m.; old Parr Lumber buildings, 443 S.W. Evergreen Ave., Redmond; www.scaremegood.com.

10/24 Monday
FORECLOSURE PREVENTION CLASS: Learn about NeighborImpact’s Housing Center tools and services, which can assist individuals struggling to pay their mortgages; free; 5:30-7:30 p.m.; NeighborImpact, 2303 S.W. First St., Redmond; 541-318-7506, ext. 109, karenb@neighborimpact.org or www.homeownershipcenter.org.
SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCE CLASSES: every Monday, no experience/partner necessary; $5, first class free; 7-9 p.m.; Sons of Norway Hall, 549 N.W. Harmon Blvd., Bend; 541-549-7511 or 541-848-7523.

10/25 Tuesday
FAMILY SWIM NIGHT: Gather up the family and bring them in for an evening of quality activities at the pool. This activity is in place of regular evening recreation swims on Tuesday evenings. No one under the age of 18 will be admitted without a parent swimming with them; $10 for five tickets; 7:25-8:25 p.m.; Cascade Swim Center, 465 S.W. Rimrock Way, Redmond; 541-548-7275.
REDMOND CITY COUNCIL:  meetings, 6:45 a.m. and 7 p.m.; council chambers, 777 S.W. Deschutes Ave. Agenda at www.ci.redmond.or.us.

10/26 Wednesday
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; 541-447-6384 or www.happyhourtraining.com.
PRESCHOOL PARADE STORY TIME: Stories, songs, rhymes and activities for children ages 3 to 5, every Wednesday; 10:15 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave.; 541-312-1055.
BOUNDARIES: Redmond School District high school attendance boundary public hearing; 6:30 p.m.; Redmond High School, 675 S.W. Rimrock Way.

10/27 Thursday
TODDLIN’ TALES STORY TIME: For children 18-36 months and caregiver, every Thursday; 10:15 a.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave.; 541-312-1055.
BABY STEPS STORY TIME: A gentle story time for infants to 18 months, every Thursday; 11 a.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave.; 541-312-1055.
TEEN LAPTOP LAB: Ages 12-17. In the Multipurpose Meeting Room. Check Myspace, Facebook, do homework, play games; 3-5 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave.; 541-312-1050.
HAUNTED HOUSES: Featuring three haunted houses; “Dark Intentions” and “the Haunt at Juniper Hollow” are recommended for ages 12 and older; “Distortions” 3-D haunt is all ages; proceeds benefit the Oregon Athletic & Educational Foundation; $12, $20 two haunts, $30 all haunts; 7 p.m.; old Parr Lumber buildings, 443 S.W. Evergreen Ave., Redmond; www.scaremegood.com.

10/28 Friday
 AUTHOR VISIT: Former Oregon Governor Barbara Roberts will visit Redmond’s Paulina Springs books to talk about her memoir “Up the Capitol Steps: A Woman’s March to Governorship”; free, refreshments available; 6:30 p.m.; 422 S.W. 6th St.; 541-526-1491.
HAUNTED HOUSES: Featuring three haunted houses; “Dark Intentions” and “the Haunt at Juniper Hollow” are recommended for ages 12 and older; “Distortions” 3-D haunt is all ages; proceeds benefit the Oregon Athletic & Educational Foundation; $12, $20 two haunts, $30 all haunts; 7 p.m.; old Parr Lumber buildings, 443 S.W. Evergreen Ave., Redmond; www.scaremegood.com.

10/29 Saturday
INTERCAMBIO SPANISH/ENGLISH CONVERSATION GROUP: welcoming all people who would like to learn or practice their Spanish or English language skills; 9:30-11:30 a.m.; Green Plow Coffee Roasters, 436 S.W. Sixth St., Redmond; 541-516-1128.
HAUNTED HOUSES: Featuring three haunted houses; “Dark Intentions” and “the Haunt at Juniper Hollow” are recommended for ages 12 and older; “Distortions” 3-D haunt is all ages; proceeds benefit the Oregon Athletic & Educational Foundation; $12, $20 two haunts, $30 all haunts; 7 p.m.; old Parr Lumber buildings, 443 S.W. Evergreen Ave., Redmond; www.scaremegood.com.
COSMIC HAUNTED POOL PARTY: Middle school students only. Haunted Pool Halloween Party and Spooky Cosmic Swim. Halloween pool games, music and fun. Must have student ID or parent check-in to get in; $2.50; 8-10 p.m.; Cascade Swim Center, 465 S.W. Rimrock Way, Redmond; 541-548-7275.

10/30 Sunday
HAUNTED HOUSES: Featuring three haunted houses; “Dark Intentions” and “the Haunt at Juniper Hollow” are recommended for ages 12 and older; “Distortions” 3-D haunt is all ages; proceeds benefit the Oregon Athletic & Educational Foundation; $12, $20 two haunts, $30 all haunts; 7 p.m.; old Parr Lumber buildings, 443 S.W. Evergreen Ave., Redmond; www.scaremegood.com.

10/31 Monday
FALL FAMILY FESTIVAL: Trunk or Treat, carnival booths, games, prizes, cake walk, $1 dinner, and preschool play room with games and prizes. Also, a family photo opportunity. Bring a non-perishable food item; free; 5-7 p.m.; Highland Baptist Church, 3100 S.W. Highland Ave., Redmond; 541-548-4161, church@hbcredmond.org or www.hbcredmond.org.
HAUNTED HOUSES: Featuring three haunted houses; “Dark Intentions” and “the Haunt at Juniper Hollow” are recommended for ages 12 and older; “Distortions” 3-D haunt is all ages; proceeds benefit the Oregon Athletic & Educational Foundation; $12, $20 two haunts, $30 all haunts; 7 p.m.; old Parr Lumber buildings, 443 S.W. Evergreen Ave., Redmond; www.scaremegood.com.
SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCE CLASSES: every Monday, no experience/partner necessary; $5, first class free; 7-9 p.m.; Sons of Norway Hall, 549 N.W. Harmon Blvd., Bend; 541-549-7511 or 541-848-7523.

11/1 Tuesday
BEND GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY: First Tuesday Mentoring Program: One-on-one mentoring and computer help for beginners; free; 10 a.m.-noon; Rock Arbor Villa, Williamson Hall, 2200 N.E. U.S. Highway 20; 541-317-9553 or www.orgenweb.org/deschutes/bend-gs.
PAJAMA PARTY STORY TIME: Wear your PJs and bring your favorite bedtime pal for an evening of stories, rhymes and a craft. For children ages 3-5. Occurs the first Tuesday of each month; 6:45 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave.; 541-312-1055.
FAMILY SWIM NIGHT: Gather up the family and bring them in for an evening of quality activities at the pool. This activity is in place of regular evening recreation swims on Tuesday evenings. No one under the age of 18 will be admitted without a parent swimming with them; $10 for five tickets; 7:25-8:25 p.m.; Cascade Swim Center, 465 S.W. Rimrock Way, Redmond; 541-548-7275.

AARP offers driver safety classes
AARP Driver Safety Program classes will be offered at the Redmond Senior Center from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 14, and again on Monday, Dec. 12. Participants qualify for an insurance discount. To enroll call 541-548-6325.
During November, the class is free for Oregon Active Duty, veterans, and their dependents. Please bring military identification paperwork with you on the first day of class.
To learn about classes at the Bend Senior Center, call 541-388-1133.

RAPRD offers Taekwon-Do
Redmond Area Park and Recreation District offers Taekwon-Do at the RAPRD Activity Center, providing an opportunity for students to train in a complete martial arts system.
Students learn respect, Korean culture, discipline, fitness, and self-defense. Through the five tenets – courtesy, integrity, perseverance, self-control and indomitable spirit – students find that what they learn in class can be translated and practiced in their everyday lives.
Uniforms are required for this class and will be available for purchase at the first class. Open to ages 6 and over, the class meets Tuesdays and Thursdays, Nov. 1-29, from 7 to 8 p.m. Cost is $69.
Sign up or learn more at 541-548-7275 or www.raprd.org.

COCC Continuing Ed classes
Central Oregon Community College’s Continuing Education department offers the following classes:
Clean Up & Speed Up Your PC
Computer running slow? Think you need a technician? Think again! Take this hands-on class to learn how to clean up, troubleshoot and diagnose software and security problems that slow down or may even damage your computer. A good follow-up class is Clean Up & Speed Up II.
Class meets Saturday, Oct. 22, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the Redmond campus. Cost, $59.
Hammered Metal Jewelry
Explore the fun of working with metal. Experiment with inexpensive materials and learn techniques that produce beautiful jewelry. Make your own findings and headpins, clasps and jump rings – pieces to put jewelry together as you spark your imagination. Complete at least one pair of earrings and a hammered bracelet as well as numerous pieces for future projects. All levels welcome. View materials list by clicking More Information on the website.
Class meets Saturday, Oct. 22, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the COCC Campus in Redmond. Cost is $39 plus materials.
Excel 2010, Beginning
Create, edit, format and save a spreadsheet. Write formulas and create charts, as well as make and use a list or database. Prerequisite: basic Windows experience. Bring a flash drive to class to save your work.
Class meets Saturday, Oct. 29, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the new Redmond Campus. Cost is $59.
To register for classes call 541-383-7270 or visit http://noncredit.cocc.edu.

Library offers myriad events
  • Friends of the Redmond Library Winter 2011 Open Art Exhibit will be held at the Redmond Library, Nov. 5 through Dec. 30.
Central Oregon artists will show original artwork created in a variety of mediums including watercolor, photography, oils and pastels. The majority of the artwork will be for sale with 20 percent of the proceeds going to the Friends of the Library who support the Art Committee and art exhibits at the library. For additional information contact Linda Barker at 541-312-1064.
  • Teens assist seniors (60+) with technologies like Facebook, cell phones and digital cameras in COCOA’s Tech Program at the Redmond Library Wednesday, Nov. 2 at 2:30 p.m.
Teens and seniors register at Central Oregon Council on Aging, 541-678-5483. Pre-registration is required.
The following computer classes are offered at the Redmond Library:
  • Know Excel for Beginners
Learn how to enter, edit and format text in Microsoft Excel as well as save and print a worksheet. Prerequisites: “Know Computers for Beginners” or familiarity with Windows. Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2-3:30 p.m.
  • Know Excel Budgets
Learn how to enter and format data, and create basic formulas while creating a monthly household budget. Prerequisites: “Know Excel for Beginners” or familiarity with Microsoft Windows. Friday, Oct. 28, 2-3:30 p.m.
  • Open Lab
Free time to practice your computer skills or work on specific problems with one of the staff. Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2-3:30 p.m.
  • Know Social Networking
Learn about popular social networking sites and set up your own Facebook account. Prerequisites: “Know Internet for Beginners” or familiarity with Windows and an Internet browser. Friday, Nov. 4, 2-3:30 p.m.
Classes are free, but space is limited and registration is required. Registration opens one month prior to class date. Call 541-312-1055 or visit www.deschuteslibrary.org.

Cookbook to help the hungry
Bend’s Community Center (BCC) recently launched a new project to raise funds for its Feed the Hungry program. Seeking to create a fundraising opportunity centered on food and community, in keeping with its mission, BCC is publishing “Sage in the Kitchen,” a cookbook featuring the area’s greatest chefs. The cookbook will be produced in full color with professional photography and presentation. “Sage in the Kitchen” will be sold throughout Central Oregon, and nationally via online avenues.
Preorders for “Sage in the Kitchen” are now being accepted online at www.bendscommunitycenter.org/sage. Copies of “Sage in the Kitchen” will be delivered the first half of December – just in time for holiday giving. The preorder price is $18.95 per copy, a savings of almost 20 percent of the retail cover price. Those interested in bulk orders of more than 20 copies may contact Talena Barker at 541-647-4907 for wholesale pricing.
“We wanted to design a new way to bring in the funds we need to feed the hungry,” said Taffy Gleason, executive director of Bend’s Community Center, in a news release. “It was important to us to create a project that would bring our community together around food. Food is a key part of our mission and a basic human need, but eating food is also a source of pleasure, how we celebrate milestones and strengthen important relationships. It just made sense to move in this direction, and we are thrilled to work with the very best partners to make this happen.”
The Feed the Hungry program currently provides over 1,200 meals every week to the hungry and homeless and BCC provides an additional 100 meals daily to low-income senior citizens, five days a week.
For information about becoming a part of this new project, contact Talena Barker at 541-647-4907. To learn more about Bend’s Community Center, visit www.bendscommunitycenter.org.

Obituaries

Bradley Earl Stevens, of Bishop, CA
Dec. 9, 1956 - Sept. 9,  2011
Arrangements: Browns Funeral Home, Camas, WA.
Services will be held Oct. 22 at ,  at Emmaus Lutheran Church
2175 SW Salmon Ave, Redmond
Contributions may be made to: Leukemia Research c/o OHSU Foundation,
1121 SW Salmon St., Suite 100, Portland, OR 97205
, in Brad’s memory.


Jo Ann Townsend, of Redmond
Feb. 19, 1939 - Oct. 6, 2011
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals - Redmond
 541-504-9485; www.autumnfunerals.net
Services were held  Oct. 13 at Willamette National Cemetery, Portland.
Contributions may be made to: Partners In Care,
2075 NE Wyatt Court, Bend, OR

Dolores Jean Waters, of Redmond
May 27, 1930 - Oct. 15, 2011
Arrangements: Autumn Funeral- Redmond
 541-504-9485
Memorial Service to be held at a later date.

Anna Loretta Boales
April 9, 1920 - <揌ż>October  9, 2011
Anna L. (Grow) Boales, born April 9, 1920, in St. Johns, Oregon, now a neighborhood area of Portland, Oregon, to Frank and Opal (Glancy) Grow, died October 9, 2011, in Redmond, Oregon, at the age of 91.
Anna graduated from Lincoln High School in Portland, Oregon, one of the two oldest public high schools west of the Mississippi River.
After high school Anna married Raymond F. Yackee. Ray served this nation in the United States Navy during World War II, and gave his life while serving to keep the United States the greatest nation on earth.  She later married James Boales on Oct. 31, 1946, who was also in the United States Navy, and made it a career. He also served during World War II, plus Korea and the Cuban Missile Crisis.  James  died on June 8, 1999.
During World War II Anna also served her country by working as a welder of ships in Portland, Oregon. She later became an operator for the telephone company and served in this capacity for many years.
After retiring from the Navy in the early 1960s James and Anna moved to Burns, Oregon, She later moved to Redmond, Oregon, and became a member of Emmaus Lutheran in Redmond, and then a member of Concordia Lutheran Mission in Terrebonne.
Anna enjoyed gardening, reading poetry, and writing children's stories, she had a love for the arts, and loved to hear all the news about her daughters, grandchildren, and great- grandchildren.
Anna was preceded in death by both husbands, Ray and James; and one granddaughter, Alecia. She is survived by her three daughters, Pennelopy from her marriage with Raymond, and Doni and Mary Ann from her marriage with James; two brothers, Charles and James; seven grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
A service was held Saturday, October 15, 2011, at , at Redmond Memorial Chapel.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to a charity of ones choice.  Please sign our guestbook at http://www.redmondmemorial.com/.

Mathew E. Boyd
Oct. 17, 1977 - <揌ż>Oct. 12, 2011
Mathew E. ‘Matt’ Boyd of Powell Butte, formerly of Redmond, died on Wed., October 12, 2011 at the age of 33 years. Matt was born October 17, 1977 in Lawton, Oklahoma to parents, Dennis E. and Debby (Hills) Boyd.
Matt moved to Redmond from Alaska in 1994 with his parents, then graduated from Redmond High School in 1997. He was active in sports, football, baseball, loved to fish and hunt. Most recently he was on a local softball team.
He served in the US Army. At the time of his death, he was working for Quality Heating in Redmond.
Surviving him are his mother, Debby, and stepfather Wayne Slaughter of Redmond, his sister, Heather Boyd of Redmond; and several nieces and nephews and cousins; maternal grandparents, George and Barbara Hills of Spooner, Wisconsin; paternal grandmother, Beverly Boyd of Shell Lake, Wisconsin; and his best friend, Gunner, his Black Labrador.
He was preceded in death by his father in 1997 and brother, Dennis G. Boyd.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, October 19, 2011 at , at the Highland Baptist Church with burial to follow at Redmond Memorial Cemetery.
Redmond Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements. Contributions may be made to the Highland Baptist Church Benevolent fund at
3100 SW Highland Ave., Redmond, OR 97756
. Please sign our guestbook at www.redmondmemorial.com

October 11, 2011

Event calendar

10/12 Wednesday
PRESCHOOL PARADE STORY TIME: Stories, songs, rhymes and activities for children ages 3 to 5, every Wednesday; 10:15 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave.; 541-312-1055.
TEEN LAPTOP LAB: Ages 12-17. In the Multipurpose Meeting Room. Check Myspace, Facebook, do homework, play games; 2:30-4:30 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave.; 541-312-1050.

10/13 Thursday
TODDLIN’ TALES STORY TIME: For children 18-36 months and caregiver, every Thursday; 10:15 a.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave.; 541-312-1055.
BABY STEPS STORY TIME: A gentle story time for infants to 18 months, every Thursday; 11 a.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave.; 541-312-1055.
SHOWCASE: Redmond Proficiency Academy hosts an academic showcase with informative sessions highlighting academic programs available at the public charter school, including opportunities to talk to current students and staff; 4-7 p.m.; 657 SW Glacier Ave.; 541-526-0882.
GOOD CHAIR, GREAT BOOKS: Join a lively discussion about “The Hunger Games” by Suzanne Collins; free; noon; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave.; 541-312-1050 or www.deschuteslibrary.org/calendar.
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, first Wednesday of each month, ages 12-17; 3-4:30 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave.; 541-312-1050.

10/14 Friday
ZOMBIE WALK: Walk through downtown Redmond dressed like a zombie; registration and start at 235 S.W. Sixth St.; proceeds benefit NeighborImpact; donations of nonperishable food requested; 5 p.m., 4 p.m. registration; downtown Redmond.
LITERARY HARVEST: Featuring readings by winners of the Literary Harvest writing contest; $10, $5 for Central Oregon Writers Guild members; 6:30-8:30 p.m.; Comfort Suites, 2243 S.W. Yew Ave., Redmond; 541-923-0896 or www.centraloregonwritersguild.com.
HAUNTED HOUSES: Featuring three haunted houses; “Dark Intentions” and “the Haunt at Juniper Hollow” are recommended for ages 12 and older; “Distortions” 3-D haunt is all ages; proceeds benefit the Oregon Athletic & Educational Foundation; $12, $20 two haunts, $30 all haunts; 7 p.m.; old Parr Lumber buildings, 443 S.W. Evergreen Ave., Redmond; www.scaremegood.com.
OREGON ARCHAEOLOGY CELEBRATION PRESENTATION: Mark Spence presents “Joseph and the Nez Perce War of 1877”; free; 7 p.m.; Smith Rock State Park Visitor Center, 10260 N.E. Crooked River Drive, Terrebonne; 541-923-7551.
THE SELFLESS RIOT: Live music; 7 p.m.; Green Plow Coffee Roasters, 436 S.W. Sixth St., Redmond; 541-516-1128.

10/15 Saturday
COMMUNITY HEALTH SCREENING : The Oregon Lions Mobile Health Screening Program  will provide free health screenings to the public in the following areas: visual acuity, hearing, blood pressure, diabetes (with a three-hour fast) and glaucoma. Part of the Volunteers In Medicine Health Fair; 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Volunteers in Medicine Clinic, 2300 N.E. Neff Road, Bend; 541-330-9001 or www.olshf.org.
FAMILY FUN STORY TIME: Features stories and songs that develop early literacy skills and foster curiosity. For ages 0-5, third Saturday of each month; 10:15 a.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave.; 541-312-1050.
HARVEST BALL AND BARBECUE: Barbecue dinner followed by a dance; proceeds benefit the Honor Flight of Eastern Oregon; $8 or $4 ages 11 and younger for dinner, donations requested for dance; 5 p.m. dinner, 7 p.m. dance; Crook County Fairgrounds, Carey Foster Hall, 1280 S. Main St., Prineville; 541-447-5451.
HAUNTED HOUSES: Featuring three haunted houses; “Dark Intentions” and “The Haunt at Juniper Hollow” are recommended for ages 12 and older; “Distortions” 3-D haunt is all ages; proceeds benefit the Oregon Athletic & Educational Foundation; $12, $20 two haunts, $30 all haunts; 7 p.m.; old Parr Lumber buildings, 443 S.W. Evergreen Ave., Redmond; www.scaremegood.com.

10/16 Sunday
SHOVELBELT: Rock Music; 8 p.m.; Big T’s, 413 S.W. Glacier Ave., Redmond.

10/17 Monday
SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCE CLASSES: every Monday, no experience/partner necessary; $5, first class free; 7-9 p.m.; Sons of Norway Hall, 549 N.W. Harmon Blvd., Bend; 541-549-7511 or541-848-7523.

10/18 Tuesday
“THE DIGITAL ARCHIVES OF NORWAY”: Bend Genealogical Society presents a program by George Larson; free; 10 a.m.; Rock Arbor Villa, Williamson Hall, 2200 N.E. U.S. Highway 20, Bend; 541-317-9553 or www.orgenweb.org/deschutes/bend-gs
BOOK CLUB: Explore the issues and themes of the Great Depression through a discussion of John Steinbeck’s book “The Grapes of Wrath.” Open to teens and adults; 6 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave.; 541-312-1050.
FAMILY SWIM NIGHT: Gather up the family and bring them in for an evening of quality activities at the pool. This activity is in place of regular evening recreation swims on Tuesday evenings. No one under the age of 18 will be admitted without a parent swimming with them; $10 for five tickets; 7:25-8:25 p.m.; Cascade Swim Center, 465 S.W. Rimrock Way, Redmond; 541-548-7275.

10/19 Wednesday
PRESCHOOL PARADE STORY TIME: Stories, songs, rhymes and activities for children ages 3 to 5, every Wednesday; 10:15 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave.; 541-312-1055.

10/20 Thursday
TODDLIN’ TALES STORY TIME: For children 18-36 months and caregiver, every Thursday; 10:15 a.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave.; 541-312-1055.

Harvest great literature
The Central Oregon Writers Guild’s 2011 Literary Harvest takes place Friday, Oct. 14, at the Comfort Suites Inn, 2243 S.W. Yew Ave., Redmond, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. This annual event features readings by the top 10 winners of the Literary Harvest writing contest.
Winners’ stories will be published in the 2011 Literary Harvest Chapbook, available for sale following the event. Several Guild authors will display and sell their books during the Harvest. The event is open to the public. Admission fee is $5 for Guild members and $10 for non-members, payable at the door.
Refreshments will be served. Winners’ names will be announced prior to the Harvest at www.CentralOregonWritersGuild.com.

Learn technology from teens
Computer savvy teens will teach seniors technologies to keep in touch with faraway family and friends, focusing on Facebook, cell phones and digital cameras, Oct. 19 at 2:30 p.m. at the Redmond Library.
Registrants must be 60 or over. Interested teens and seniors register at Central Oregon Council on Aging, 541-678-5483. Pre-registration is required.
 History vaults open Oct. 14
From the rare and priceless to the peculiar and mysterious, the artifacts in the Oregon Historical Society’s collections document everything from key moments in Oregon history to the minute details of daily life. The 100,000-square-foot vault is home to over 85,000 artifacts, which include everything from the control panel from the Trojan Nuclear Power Plant, to the very first artificial heart valve, a 9,300-year-old pair of shoes, and the branding iron that once belonged to Captain Meriwether Lewis. Some of these gems of Oregon history are permanently on display in the museum, but many are tucked away in the vault and rarely seen.
Opening on Oct. 14, Treasures of the Vault will spread throughout the museum, taking over two exhibit galleries, awing visitors with some of the most incredible stories from our state’s history.
“This exhibit is the perfect venue for bringing out some of our most interesting and seldom seen pieces of history,” said Interim OHS Executive Director Kerry Tymchuk. “It is a unique and rare opportunity for Oregonians to take a peek into our vast collections.”
Visitors will enjoy many stories of Oregon’s past, told through the artifacts that have survived over the years. Take an interactive journey through the exhibit by testing your skills in the Treasure Hunt. The Treasure Hunt can be accessed on smartphones, and copies will also be provided at the museum’s visitor services desk. Finishers will be entered into a grand prize drawing.
Treasures of the Vault will be on display through Feb. 12, 2012. Museum hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. Visit www.ohs.org for directions and ticketing information.

Nature of Words gala dinner
Make plans now to attend The Nature of Words  gala author dinner on Saturday, Nov. 5.
The author dinner is a much anticipated and always sold out event during NOW’s annual literary festival. It’s a celebration of renowned authors and great literature. With guest author Augusten Burroughs presenting the keynote on the topic “Loss Is Not Subtraction,” it promises to be an entertaining and memorable evening. Burroughs is known for his inspiring, humorous, and often unscripted presentations.
This year’s dinner will be held in the Century Center, a new and larger venue close to downtown Bend, located behind the US Bank on N.W. 14th Street. The evening starts at 5:30 p.m. with a hosted wine reception, where guests can mix and mingle with authors and friends. The elegant plated dinner will be served by Tate and Tate Catering. In addition to the keynote, each guest author will deliver a brief reading. The evening concludes with book signing by the guest authors.
Visit www.thenatureofwords.org to purchase tickets. Author table tickets are $110 per person; Friends table tickets are $75 per person.
For more information visit www.thenatureof
words.org, call NOW at 541-647-2233 or email info@thenatureofwords.org.

Genealogy boot camp for beginners
Bend Genealogical Society presents “Genealogy Boot Camp,” an all-day seminar focusing on step-by-step beginning genealogy, Saturday, Oct. 29, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The seminar takes place at Whispering Winds Retirement Community, 2920 N.E. Conners Ave. in Bend
Cost is $10 for Bend Genealogical Society members; $12 for all others. Registration is required, and the registration deadline is Oct. 15.
For information and to register call 541-317-9553 or email the Society at bgs@bendbroadband.com.

Shall We Dance?

Jimena, Johnathan, Stephanie and John Shepherd of sisters join hands during the Central Oregon Home-school Victorian Masked Ball Oct. 8 in Redmond. Photo by Leslie Pugmire Hole

Obituaries

Ronald Kinmark, of Redmond
July 12, 1934 - Oct. 4, 2011
Arrangements: Redmond Memorial Chapel
541-548-3219; www.redmondmemorial.com
Services: Celebration of Life was held Oct. 7 at Zion Lutheran Church in Redmond, Ore.
Contributions may be made to: Redmond Sisters Hospice

Betty Dickson Roberts, of Sunriver (formerly of Redmond)
June 3, 1923 - Sept. 30, 2011
Arrangements: City View Funeral Home & Cemetery,
390 Hoyt St. S.
Salem, OR 97302
, 503-363-8652
Services: Memorial Service/Burial: Saturday, October 22, 1 p.m. at the Shedd Cemetery in Shedd, OR.

Gladys L. Muncie, of Redmond
Oct. 19, 1923 - Oct. 1, 2011
Arrangements: Deschutes Memorial Chapel
541-382-5592; www.deschutesmemorialchapel.com
No Services will be held for Mrs. Muncie. She will be placed next to her husband, Chester at Deschutes Memorial Gardens.

Ellen Elaine Hicks, of Redmond
Jan. 30, 1928 - Oct. 1, 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

Robin R. Alway (Olson)
June  30, 1961 -  Oct. 3, 2011
Robin Renee Alway passed away at home in Redmond, Ore., on October 3, 2011, after a nine-year battle with colon cancer. She was born in Minot, North Dakota, on June 30, 1961, to Walter and Glenda (Mergel) Olson. She grew up in Prineville, OR, where she graduated from Crook County High School in 1979.
She worked for the USFS for 33 years until she retired on March 25, 2011.
She married Jay Alway on September 28, 2003, in Las Vegas.
Robin was baptized Sept. 3, 1961, at Zion Lutheran in Berthold, ND. She was confirmed June 1974, at Our Saviors Lutheran in Prineville. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran in Bend.
Robin and her husband enjoyed working around the home to enhance its appearance with numerous projects both inside and out. Weekend get-a-way trips to Reno were also frequently taken and Robin loved the pai-gow poker tables where she was often a table favorite with many people betting on her hand. She loved attending concerts both in Portland and Reno as well as some locally.
Robin worked as a web master for a National Incident Management team setting up an incident web site to assist locals with vital information and to provide the nation with a perspective of the team's progress. Robin was an ardent OSU Beaver football fan and attended games when she could with her husband and nieces.
She loved playing fantasy football and was the only woman in her league. In addition, she kept her mind challenged with sudoku and other mind challenging card games. Robin's love of her life was her four grandsons, who always perked her up and brought smiles of love from her.
She is survived by husband, Jay; three sons, Bruce (Jamie) Nash of Redmond, Jared (Andrea) Nash of Prineville, Kyle Nash of Prineville; stepson Greg Alway of Lake Stevens, WA; four grandchildren, Owen and Garrett Nash, and Zachary and Brodie Nash; three brothers, Randy, Bradly (Robin), and Glenn (Mary) Olson; sisters, Holly Olson and Corrina Jaeger (Randy).
She was preceded in death by her father, Walter; and daughter, Casi Nash.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to colon cancer research or your favorite charity; www.fightcolorectalcancer.org.  Fight Colorectal Cancer,
1414 Prince Street, Suite 204, Alexandria, VA 22314
.
To leave an online condolence for the family, please visit http://www.autumnfunerals.net/.

Florence 'Louise' Downs
June 5, 1919 - Oct. 6, 2011
Louise passed away peacefully in Redmond, Oregon, on October 6, 2011, at the age of 92. She was born June 5, 1919, in Cottage Grove, Oregon, to Walter and Mabel (Miller) Hodge. She graduated from high school in The Dalles, Oregon, in 1937, and Oregon State University in 1941, with a degree in home economics.
During World War II she worked for the US Forest Service with special focus on incendiary balloons launched by the Japanese headed toward the west coast of the United States. After the war she taught school in the Redmond School District.
In 1962, Louise and Leonard opened Downs Sales and Service, an International Harvester truck dealership and in 1973 they opened what is now Redmond Grocery Outlet in the same location.
Louise married Leonard Downs on February 14, 1942, in Madras, Oregon, and was married for 57 years until his passing.
In earlier years she loved playing tennis and was City of Redmond ladies champion. She also loved hiking, bowling, fishing and picking mountain huckleberries. Louise loved visiting with friends and family especially about her grandchildren whom she adored. She was involved with the Redmond Jaycees and Redmond Potato Festival committee. Louise was very active in the Redmond Chapter of PEO, Juniper Literary Society and The Community Presbyterian Church.
Louise is survived by her two children, daughter Jan Downs of Cedar Park, Texas; and son, Bob (Carol) Downs of Terrebonne, Oregon; grandchildren, Shannon (Dale) Shumaker of Austin, Texas; Kevin (Shelley) Brattian of Phoenix, Arizona; Brian and Vince (JoHanna) Downs, of Redmond, Oregon; great-grandchildren, Kayleigh and Alyssa Shumaker and Bo Downs; brothers, Kenneth Hodge of Vancouver, Washington and Dr. Wallace (Geraldine) Hodge of Portland, Oregon; and many nieces and nephews.
Louise was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard; her parents; and her sister, Dorothy Hodge McFadden.
A Celebration of Life will be held Friday, October 14, 2011, at , at Community Presbyterian in Redmond, Ore.
Those wishing to make a memorial contribution on behalf of Louise may do so to The Redmond Community Presbyterian Church, Redmond/Sisters Hospice or the charity of your choice.
Please sign our guest book at http://www.redmondmemorial.com/.

Ramon E. Garcia
June 23, 1926 - Oct. 1, 2011
Ramon E. Garcia passed away at the age of 85 on October 1, 2011, in Redmond, Oregon.
Ramon was born June 23, 1926, in Mexico, to Pablo and Socoro (Escobar) Garcia. He graduated high school in Villaldama, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, moved to Redmond and married Margarita R. Ramos in Oregon, on February 14, 1946, in Prineville, Ore.
Ramon was a loyal employee at Diamond International, where after 30 years of employment he retired. He was a member of St. Thomas Catholic Church in Redmond, Oregon.
He enjoyed fishing, playing cards and dominos, and billiards.
He is survived by his three daughters, Marie Hayes, Betty Gregg and Debbie Duran, all of Redmond; 12 grandchildren, Frank Sanchez of Bend, Ore.; Bobby Sanchez of Missouri, Delbert Sanchez of Texas, Cindy Brasswell of Redmond, Ore.; Brenda Shannon of Redmond, Ore.; Lynn Sanchez of Lake Oswego, Ore.; Deanna Lambert of Bend, Ore.; Monty Gregg of Redmond, Martha Gregg of Redmond, Angela Stensrud of Gresham, Ore.; Valerie Warren of Bend, Ore.; and Dawn Roberts of Bend, Ore.; and 18 great-grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren. 
Ramon was preceded in death by his wife, Margarita Ramos on August 30, 1991; and his son, Epimanio Garcia.
A special thanks to Lori McMillian, Dr. Neeb, and Redmond/Sisters Hospice.
Rosary was held October 6, 2011at Redmond Memorial. A funeral Mass was held on October 7at St. Thomas Catholic Church in Redmond.
Memorial contributions may be made to Redmond/Sisters Hospice. Please sign our guestbook at http://www.redmondmemorial.com/.