September 30, 2015

Sept. 30, 2015 Redmond in Photos

Maragas Winery Grape Stomp

Take a look at some photos from this year's Grape Stomp at Maragas Winery August 31. 






Redmond High Panthers football victorious against Hood River Valley

The Panthers went straight to work on the grid iron Sept. 25, against the Hood River Valley Eagles, racking up another win 51-8. The Panthers current record is 3-1. 
















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September 24, 2015

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September 23, 2015

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Sept. 23, 2015 Obituaries

Sharon Lee Penhollow, of Redmond
Mar. 13, 1938 - Sept. 18, 2015
Arrangements: Redmond Memorial Chapel is honored to serve the family.  www.redmondmemorial.com 541-548-3219.  
Services: Services are pending.
Contributions may be made to: Make checks payable to Powell Butte Church for D.L. & Marie Penhollow Foundation Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 2, Powell Butte, Oregon  97753, 541-548-3066; Partners In Care, 2075 NE Wyatt Court, Bend, Oregon 97701, 541-382-5882.

John Frank Ragland, of Redmond
Sept. 22, 1947-Sept. 17, 2015
Arrangements: Redmond Memorial Chapel is honored to serve the family.  www.redmondmemorial.com 541-548-3219.
Services: Family will hold a Celebration of Life at a later date.  Will be announced with obituary at a later date.
Contributions may be made to: Partners In Care 2075 NE Wyatt Court Bend, Oregon  97701 541-382-5882

Gwen Ann Justice, of Redmond
Aug. 5, 1962 - Sept. 13, 2015
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals- REDMOND www.autumnfunerals.net 541-504-9485
Services: Memorial Service was held at 11:30am, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015, Mountain View Fellowship Church, 1475 SW 35th Street, Redmond, OR.

Gloria Nell Stream, of Redmond
Aug. 21, 1939 - Sept. 16, 2015
Arrangements: Andreason's Cremation and Burial Services. 541-485-6659, www.andreasons.com

Sept. 16, 2015 Obituaries

Marilyn Jeanne McFarlane, of Prineville
Feb. 28, 1953 - Sept. 4, 2015
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals- REDMOND www.autumnfunerals.net 541-504-9485
Services: Memorial Service: 1:00pm, Sat., Sept. 19, 2015, Powell Butte Community Church, 13720 OR-126, Powell Butte.

Salvador Martinez, of Redmond
Dec. 28, 1928 - Sept. 5, 2015
Arrangements: Redmond Memorial Chapel is honored to serve the family. Please sign our guest book at www.redmondmemorial.com  541-548-3219
Services: A private family Graveside Service will be held in Southern California at a later date.

Helen Ann Martin, of Redmond
Oct. 12, 1930 - Sept. 12, 2015
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals- REDMOND www.autumnfunerals.net 541-504-9485
Services: Celebration of Life: 11:00am Monday, Sept. 21, 2015 at Powell Butte Community Center, 8404 SW Reif Rd., Powell Butte, OR.

Donald Frank Hackett, of Crooked River Ranch
Feb. 23, 1937 - Sept. 3, 2015
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals, Redmond 541-318-0842 www.autumnfunerals.net
Services: 11 AM on Sat., Oct. 3 at Highland Baptist Church,  3100 SW Highland Ave., Redmond.

September 21, 2015

Sept. 25 - 26, 2015 Event

Redmond Oktoberfest

The 8th Redmond Kiwanis Oktoberfest will be celebrated at Wild Ride Brewing in Redmond for the second year on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 25 and 26. It’s a family friendly event featuring food, beverages and live music to benefit Kiwanis youth projects. Admission is free.
 
Friday the fun begins at 4 p.m. with more than 30 local craft beers on tap. Kiwanis members are preparing traditional Oktoberfest foods including bratwurst, hot dogs, German potato salad and cole slaw. The traditional Wild Ride food carts will also be serving. Derek Michael Marc and Double AA will perform from 6 to 10 p.m.
 
Saturday’s events begin at noon and continue until 10 p.m. Goodlife will perform at noon; Silver Foxes at 3 p.m. and Shaniko at 6 p.m.
 
Kid events include a corn hole tournament, bouncy houses and balloon artistry. Adult competitions include stein hoisting, grain tossing and a home brewing competition and demonstration.
 
Kiwanis Club of Redmond is sponsoring the event with Wild Ride Brewing; Incredible Events; Blue Fish Dental; Amber Wilson’s Umpqua Bank Home Loan Office and Ranch Country Outhouses.



September 12, 2015

September 12, Redmond in Photos

Ridgeview Ravens triumph in season opener


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Remy Barber gets a mighty stiff arm on an opponent during Ridgeview’s 21-6 win over Baker, Sept. 4.

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Logan Green finds a gap in the defense during Ridgeview's 21-6 win over Baker, Sept 4.  Green ran for a total of 54 yards in the game. The Ravens host Souith Albany this Friday at 7 p.m.  South Albany lost to Lincoln High School of Portalnd 40-20 in its home opener.

September 11, 2015

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Sept. 11, 2015 Column


Herding Dogs Misunderstood


Pre-published in the Spokesman: October 2014
ANIMALISMS by: Liza C. Little

Opening the door to her porch one chilly October evening, a young woman named Flora was shocked to see a 5 week old Border Collie puppy curled up in a ball on the porch floor, shivering from the freezing cold. It was love at first sight! And for the next seventeen years, this little pup named Guess, went on to amaze and transform Flora as to just how magnificent and intelligent Herding dogs can be.

Flora Steffan, owner of Herd U Needed A Home, a non-profit herding dog rescue in Bend, grew up on a ranch with herding dogs -- breeds commonly used on ranches to keep livestock safe and aid in herding them from pasture to pasture. But it wasn’t until Guess came along that Flora’s eyes were opened up to a whole new awareness about the unique and very special qualities herding dogs possess.  

Although the primary nature of herding dogs like Border Collies and Australian Shepherds is to work, their high energy, intelligence and extreme sensitivity can sometimes be overlooked and underestimated, often causing many of these breeds to land in shelters or as strays searching for attention. 

 Guess went on to became an ambassador of sorts for Flora’s rescue organization, helping to teach incoming rescued dogs how to act, feel and behave, gently calming them in their new environment. Flora says Guess taught her patience and how much herding breeds think for themselves. “They want to please you and be a part of your life,” she said. These breeds don’t want to be only working in the fields with little or no human interaction. 

They are incredibly sensitive and intuitive and smart. Guess understood sign language, Spanish & English. She went to nursing homes bringing smiles to the elderly, visited hospitals where she calmed stroke victims and she was even able to get one non-responsive stroke victim to respond for his first time. Guess also enjoyed horseback riding and would often jump on the back of Flora’s horse for a ride together with her best friend. Flora and Guess were inseparable.

Guess was part of the inspiration for the start of Herd U Needed A Home. Founded 8 yrs. ago after seeing a need to rescue the many herding dogs that wind up in shelters, the non profit’s mission is to also educate the public on the wonderful and amazing abilities these dogs have. The organization functions by rescuing herding dogs in Oregon and nearby states, placing them in qualified foster homes.

They don’t believe in taking dogs out of a shelter only to place them in another shelter. “These breeds are highly sensitive animals and don’t do well in shelters,” Flora says. Present for all rescues and adoptions, she carefully screens potential families to make sure the dog has a forever home. The organization also offers training classes for adopters to help them have a successful, happy relationship with their new family member.

Guess ended up on Flora’s porch that day for many reasons but she was definitely a foreshadowing of what was to come in Flora’s life. It is her life’s passion to help rescue and place these dogs into happy, loving homes. Flora exclaims, “Dogs can look right into your soul!” 

Guess it was fate that Guess somehow ended up on that porch that day and into Flora’s heart, the hearts of future rescue dogs and of so many people she touched along the way. Really, nothing happens by chance; animals cross our paths for a reason we just need to open our eyes. 

September 6, 2015

Sept. 6, 2015 Oregon in Photos

Shout out to the Oregon National Guard

Photos courtesy of Stephen Bomar, Director, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs 
Photos by Jason van Mourik, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs


Approximately 375 Soldiers and Airmen were split into three separate teams and deployed to different fire camps throughout the state to support firefighting efforts. The Oregon National Guard has an ongoing agreement with the Oregon Department of Forestry known as Operation Plan Smokey, which stipulates the details of how Oregon National Guard members will be utilized to assist in firefighting efforts. This agreement is reviewed by both agencies annually to remain up-to-date for each fire season. 


A member of the Oregon National Guard wildfire cleanup operation at the Grizzly Bear Complex Fire, climbs the hills looking for hot spots, near Elgin, Oregon, Sept. 3, 2015. 

Members of the Oregon National Guard conduct wildfire cleanup operations at the Grizzly Bear Complex Fire near Elgin, Oregon, Sept. 3, 2015. 

Team work is a big part of the Oregon National Guard wildfire cleanup operations at the Grizzly Bear Complex Fire near Elgin, Oregon, Sept. 3, 2015.

Members of the Oregon National Guard conduct wildfire cleanup operations at the Grizzly Bear Complex Fire near Elgin, Oregon, Sept. 3, 2015. 

Members of the Oregon National Guard conduct wildfire cleanup operations at the Grizzly Bear Complex Fire near Elgin, Oregon, Sept. 3, 2015. 

Members of the Oregon National Guard conduct wildfire cleanup operations at the Grizzly Bear Complex Fire near Elgin, Oregon, Sept. 3, 2015. 

Members of the Oregon National Guard wildfire cleanup teams use a variety of tools to put out hot spots at the Grizzly Bear Complex Fire near Elgin, Oregon, Sept. 3, 2015. 

September 5, 2015

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September 4, 2015

Sept. 2, 2015 Obituaries

​Thomas "Tom" J. Salgado, of Sisters
April 17, 1942 - Aug. 22, 2015
Arrangements: Baird Memorial Chapel of La Pine is honored to serve the family.  541-536-5104 www.bairdfh.com
Services: A Celebration of Life was held on Saturday, August 29, 2015, 2:00PM at Sisters Community Church, located at 1300 McKenzie Hwy in Sisters.
Contributions may be made to: Central Oregon Veterans Outreach,  61510 S Hwy 97 Suite 100, Bend, OR 97702, (541) 383-2793, www.covo-us.org

Charlotte R. Jenkins, of Sisters
Dec. 31, 1948 - Aug. 22, 2015
Arrangements: Redmond Memorial Chapel, 541-548-3219 www.redmondmemorial.com
Services: A celebration of life will be held at noon, Sunday,  Sept. 13, 2015, at Tom and Charlotte’s spread. Potluck and bring your own chair. 69300 Deer Ridge Rd., Sisters, OR.
Contributions may be made to: BrightSide Animal Center, 1355 SW Hemlock Ave., Redmond, OR 97756. 541-923-0882

Paul Thomas Hopper Jr., of Culver
July 24, 1957 - Aug. 24, 2015
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals, Bend 541-318-0842 www.autumnfunerals.net
Services: No Services will be held at this time.