April 30, 2015

April 29, 2015 Edition

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April 29, 2015

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High Flyin'


Redmond High School is home to the 'Eco-drone Crew,' and after school program led by science teacher Beck Barrett. They help local organizations map and document large areas of land through the use of an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV pictured) with an on board camera. Read more in this week's Spokesman! 

7th Diego's Spring Fling Car Show


The 7th Deigo's Spring Fling Car Show draws a crowd on Sixth Street downtown Redmond, April 25. The annual car show brings a wide variety of makes and models of cars every year. During the event there was a silent auction and raffle, of which the proceeds went to benefit the local Habitat for Humanity.


Redmond Chamber’s Business Expo


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Mary Kay beauty consultants Patricia Bricker and Lara Danielle Chan talk with a passerby during the Redmond Chamber of Commerce Expo April 23 at the Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center. The Business Expo drew about 35 exhibitors this year, according to the Chamber of Commerce. The number is slightly above last year.


Redmond High School Baseball Tradition


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Colton Slavey swats an RBI double that tied the game at one run each in the early innings against Bend, April 22. The Panthers couldn’t hold against the hard hitting Lava Bears who pulled away to win the game 11-1 in five innings. Redmond is 6-9 this season.

April 23, 2015

April 22, 2015 Edition

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April 22, 2015

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Redmond Mayor George Endicott presented his annual State of the City message April 15 at Juniper Golf Club. His message was one of sustained business growth and city expansion. For more see this week’s Spokesman.





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Brett Blundell, Ridgeview first singles player returns the ball in a match with Mountain View. For more boys tennis see this week’s Spokesman


"Lucky Stiff," Redmond Proficiency Academy production

Molly Williams sings as Dominique du Monaco during Redmond Proficiency Academy Performing Arts' production of "Lucky Stiff," at RPA's west campus, April 18. The production is a musical comedy about a man who receives a large inheritance from his deceased uncle but will only receive it if he completes outrageous tasks his uncle left on his will -- one of which is taking his uncle's taxidermied body to Monte Carlo. The production will run again April 23 and 24, admission is $5 for students and $8 for general admission.

April 15, 2015

April 15, 2015 Edition


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April 15, 2015 Sports

Ridgeview softball rolls

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Senior  Hanna George takes the throw from pitcher Sara McKinney for an out at first base during Ridgeview's game with Summit, April 8. George had two hits with two RBIs in the game.  Ridgeview won 11-1 in five innings. Ridgeview is 10-1 on the season and ranked first. For more sports see the Spokesman Sports Page.

April 15, 2015 Preview

Middle School students look at a variety of careers

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Former Redmond school superintendent Elton Gregory kicked off events at the school named in his honor April 10. More than 1,200 students at Redmond’s two middle schools listened to presentations at career days at their respective schools. See the April 15 Spokesman for more.

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Riley Hanks returns a ball during a recent match at Ridgeview High School. The Ravens had a turnout of 20 this season and Redmond High welcomed 20 girls to the courts for the 2015 tennis season. See the Spokesman Sports for more sports news.

April 15, 2015 Obituaries

Wilma Anne Patrick, of Redmond
Dec. 13, 1927 - April 6, 2015
Arrangements: Redmond Memorial Chapel is honored to serve the family.  Please sign our online guest book at www.redmondmemorial.com 541-548-3219.
Services: Celebration of life was held at 11:00am on April 11, 2015 at Redmond Assembly of God, 1865 W. Antler Ave., Redmond.
Contributions may be made to: Wounded Warrior Project, www.woundedwarriorproject.org, PO Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675 or Operation Blessings International, 977 Centerville Turnpike, Virginia Beach, VA 23463, 757-226-3401.

William "Bill" Duane Owen, of Redmond
April 3, 1928 - April 5, 2015
Arrangements: Redmond Memorial Please sign our guest book at www.redmondmemorial.com  541-548-3219
Services: Graveside Services 11:AM Friday April 17, 2015 at Gray Butte Cemetery, Jefferson County. Followed by a Celebration of Bill's Life at the VFW Hall 1836 SW Veterans Way, Redmond, Oregon.
Contributions may be made to: BrightSide Animal Center, 1355 NE Hemlock Ave.,  Redmond, Oregon 97756.

Kenney, of Madras
May 15, 1926 - April 4, 2015
Arrangements: Baird Funeral Home of Bend is honored to serve the family. 541-382-0903 www.bairdmortuaries.com
Services: A private Memorial Service will be held in Portland, Oregon for family and close friends at a later date.
Contributions may be made to: American Cancer Society (www.cancer.orgHumane Society (www.hsco.org)

Ronald "Ron" Kay Ames, of Redmond
Feb. 3, 1952 - April 2, 2015
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals- Redmond (541-504-9485) www.autumnfunerals.net
Services: A private gathering of family and friends will take place at a later date.
Contributions may be made to: The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society  Donor Services, P.O. Box 4072, Pittsfield, MA 01202, www.lls.org

Roger LeVern Chase, of Crooked River Ranch
Sept. 6, 1924 - April 7, 2015
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals- REDMOND www.autumnfunerals.net 541-504-9485
Services: Graveside Service: 1:00pm Friday, April 17 at Lone Oak Cemetery, 3rd Avenue and Fern Ridge Road, Stayton, OR.

Thomas Ronald Acord, of Redmond
Mar. 16, 1951 - April 8, 2015
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals- Redmond (541-504-9485) www.autumnfunerals.net
Services: A Memorial Service was held Monday, April 13, 2015 at 9:00 AM at the Redmond Grange, located at 707 SW Kalama Avenue in Redmond, OR.

Melba Agnes Olsen, of Redmond
April 26, 1918 - April 7, 2015
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals- Redmond (541-504-9485) www.autumnfunerals.net

April 13, 2015

April 13, 2015 Redmond in Photos

RAPRD looks to upgrade Tetherow Crossing Park

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The house at Tetherow Crossing Park in Redmond is believed to be the oldest standing house in Deschutes County. Redmond Area Park and Recreation District hopes to raise funds to refurbish the original core of the house and add a classroom. See the April 8 Spokesman for the details.

April 10, 2015

April 10, 2015 Redmond in Photos

An evening for education



Attendees of the 7th Stars in the Sagebrush award and fundraiser celebration prepare for dinner during the biennial event at St. Thomas Academy, Feb. 28. Redmond Education Foundation, a non-profit staffed by a volunteer board, hosted the event, which honored Redmond citizens who work toward bettering Redmond’s education programs. Teachers, business owners and volunteers attended, and there was also live and silent auction, dinner, and music performed by the Ridgeview High School Band. “Its a rewarding night for the recipients of awards and I think the Redmond education community enjoys seeing their own honored for their service to the Redmond community,” said Allan Hudson, president of the Redmond Education Foundation. The proceeds of the auction, which accrued more than $15,000 during the 2013 event, go toward supporting students and the Redmond education community.

April 9, 2015

April 9, Redmond in Photos

Redmond’s two high school golf teams rebuild


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Redmond High School golfer Jordan Christiansen scopes out a putt during during a tournament last week at Eagle Crest.. Redmond High School and Ridgeview are rebuilding their boys golf teams this season.  See the Spokesman sports page for the full story.

April 8, 2015

April 8, 2015 Edition

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April 8, 2015 Obituaries

​Ruby (Wela) Thomasa Berrey, of Crooked River Ranch
Mar. 7, 1920 - Mar. 24, 2015
Arrangements: Redmond Memorial Chapel is honored to serve the family. Please sign our guest book at www.redmondmemorial.com  541-548-3219
Services: Celebration of Ruby's Life was held at 1:30 PM Saturday April 4, 2015 at the Crooked River Ranch Chapel, 5060 SW Clubhouse Rd., Crooked River Ranch, OR. Celebration of Life Party followed at 3:00 PM at The Loyal Order Of Moose Redmond, 3199 N. Hwy. 97, Redmond, Oregon.
Contributions may be made to: Partners In Care Hospice, 2075 NE Wyatt Ct., Bend, Oregon 97701

Melody Ann Sechrist, of Redmond
Mar. 31, 1954 - Mar. 27, 2015
Arrangements: Redmond Memorial Chapel is honored to serve the family. Please sign our guest book at www.redmondmemorial.com  541-548-3219  
Services: At Melody's request she wanted no service.
Contributions may be made to: Partner's In Care Hospice 2075 NE Wyatt Court Bend, Oregon 97756 541-389-3910.

Thomas G. Tyrrell, of Redmond
Dec. 7, 1933 - Mar. 26, 2015
Arrangements: Redmond Memorial Chapel is honored to serve the family. Please sign our guest book at www.redmondmemorial.com  541-548-3219
Services: Mass of Christian Burial was at 11:00 AM Tuesday April 7, 2015 at St. Thomas Catholic Church, 1720 NW 19th Street, Redmond, OR. Graveside Services were at Redmond Memorial Cemetery Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at 2:00 PM.
Contributions may be made to: BrightSide Animal Center 1355 NE Hemlock Ave. Redmond, Oregon 97756 --541-362-4610.

Doris Clair Dix, of Redmond
June 14, 1933 - Mar. 31, 2015
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals- Redmond (541-504-9485) www.autumnfunerals.net
Services: A private gathering of family and friends will take place at a later date.
Contributions may be made to: Central Oregon Council on Aging Dial-A-Ride Program, 373 NE Greenwood Ave., Bend, OR 97701.

Ronald "Ron" Kay Ames, of Redmond
Feb. 2, 1952 - April 2, 2015
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals- Redmond (541-504-9485) www.autumnfunerals.net
Services: A private gathering of family and friends will take place at a later date.
Contributions may be made to: The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Donor Services, P.O. Box 4072, Pittsfield, MA 01202, www.lls.org

Martha Gail Marshall, of Redmond
Nov. 29, 1939 - Mar. 30, 2015
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals- REDMOND www.autumnfunerals.net 541-504-9485
Services: Family viewing has been held. No other services scheduled at this time. 
Contributions may be made to: www.woundedwarriorproject.org

Marion “Martin” Norris Jr., of Prineville
April 24, 1934 - Mar. 27, 2015
Arrangements: Prineville Funeral Home, 541-447-6459
Services: There will be a private gathering at a later date.

April 6, 2015

April 6, 2015 Redmond in Photos

Fundamental battle



Two Central Oregon high school lacrosse players perform a drill during a winter lacrosse camp February 2015, at Eagle Crest Resort.

April 3, 2015

April 3, 2015 Redmond in Photos

Preparing for the pageant



Kira Neilsen, in the 7th grade, practices approaching stand-in announcer, Channing Ferris, current High Desert Outstanding Teen, for the Miss High Desert Scholarship Pageant at the Redmond Senior Center, March 21.

April 2, 2015

April 1, 2015 Sports preview

Stealhead Falls gets some TLC



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The trail into the falls has received some special care from friends and neighbors who weeded invasive species and planted native plants to spruce up the trial.  See the Spokesman Sports page for more photos and the story.











Baseball and softball teams get ready for league play


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For scores and standings see the Spokesman sports page.

April 1, 2015

April 1, 2015 Edition

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April 1, 2015 Obituaries

Very Rev. Leo Francis Weckerle, of Terrebonne
June 28, 1931 - Mar. 23, 2015
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals- Redmond (541-504-9485) www.autumnfunerals.net
Services: A Vigil Service with Rosary was held Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 6:00 PM at St. Thomas Catholic Church, located at 1720 NW 19th St., Redmond, OR. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at 10:00 AM, also at St. Thomas Catholic Church. A Graveside Service will follow at 2:00 PM at Deschutes Memorial Gardens, located at 63875 N Highway 97, Bend, OR 97701.
Contributions may be made to: St. Thomas Catholic Church Building Fund 1720 NW 19th Street Redmond, Oregon 97756

Albert ‘Al’ Leon Merritt, of Redmond
Nov. 13, 1932 - Mar. 22, 2015
Arrangements: Baird Memorial Chapel of La Pine is honored to serve the family. 541-382-0903 www.bairdmortuaries.com
Services: A private Memorial Gathering will be held at a later date.
Contributions may be made to: Partners In Care 2075 NE Wyatt Court Bend, Oregon 97701 www.partnersbend.org

George Matthew McMahan, of Redmond
Aug. 29, 1937 - Mar. 20, 2015
Arrangements: Baird Funeral Home of Bend is honored to serve the family. 541-382-0903, www.bairdmortuaries.com
Services: A private gathering will be held at a later date.
Contributions may be made to: Hospice of Redmond, 732 SW 23rd Street, Redmond, Oregon 97756, www.partnersbend.org

Thomas Malloy, of Terrebonne
June 3, 1941 - Mar. 30, 2015
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals- REDMOND www.autumnfunerals.net 541-504-9485
Services: Memorial Mass: 11:00am Tues. March 31 at 
St. Thomas Catholic Church, 1720 NW 19th Street, Redmond.
Contributions may be made to: St. Thomas Building Fund or Partners In Care.

Betty Mae Barrett, of Redmond
May 19, 1932 - Mar. 26, 2015
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals- Redmond (541-504-9485) www.autumnfunerals.net
Services: A Memorial Service will take place Saturday, April 4, 2015 at 5:30 PM at the Redmond Church of Christ, located at 925 NW 7th Street in Redmond, OR

Margaret Elaine Loving, of Redmond
Aug. 19, 1920 - Mar. 27, 2015
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals- Redmond (541-504-9485) www.autumnfunerals.net
Services: A Graveside Service took place Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 1:00 PM at Redmond Memorial Cemetery, located at 3545 S. Canal Boulevard in Redmond, OR.

Janit Ruth Alexander, of Terrebonne
Dec. 23, 1946 - Mar. 26, 2015
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals- REDMOND www.autumnfunerals.net 541-504-9485
Services: Memorial Service: 12noon, Thur.,  April 2 at the Dayspring Christian Center, 7801 NW 7th Street, Terrebonne.

Baird ‘B.J.’ Lee Johnson
Dec. 3, 1932 – Mar. 10, 2015
Baird Lee ‘B.J.’ Johnson of Bend, passed away on Tuesday, Mar. 10, 2015, at the Hospice House in Bend. Per B.J.’s request, there will be no services held.
B.J. was born on Dec. 3, 1932, in Compton, California, to Marlon and Bernice (McCoy) Johnson.  He married Cynthia ‘Cyndi’ Herring on Oct. 4, 1974, in Lake Tahoe, Nevada.
For over 50 years, B.J. was a beloved barber in San Jose, Mountain View, Milpitas, California, and Bend, Oregon.
B.J. honorably served his country in the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict, fought in a combat zone. He enjoyed fishing, golf and flirting.
He is survived by his wife, Cyndi; two sons, Mark Hiatt and Bryan Johnson; two daughters, Debra Johnson and Erin Hodges.  He was a beloved grandfather and great-grandfather and will be missed by all.
Memorial contributions in B.J.’s name may be made to Partners In Care Hospice, 2075 NE Wyatt Ct., Bend, OR  97701 www.partnersbend.org.
Baird Funeral Home in Bend is honored to have served the Johnson family.