November 20, 2017

Redmond man hospitalized in Bend rollover crash

From Deschutes County Sheriff's Office:

Released by: Sgt. William Bailey 

Location: Hamby Road / Butler Market Road 

Vehicle 1: 2000 black Ford Ranger pickup 

Vehicle 2: Dark colored passenger car 

Driver 1: Cody R. Bean Age: 20 
Redmond, Oregon 

Driver 2: Unknown 


On Nov. 20, at approximately 0955 hours, deputies with the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office and officers with the Bend Police Department were dispatched to a report of a single vehicle rollover crash at the intersection of Butler Market Road and Hamby Road in Bend. The driver of the Ford Ranger, Cody Bean of Redmond, was trapped inside the vehicle as a result of the crash. 

An investigation at the scene determined Bean was driving southbound on Butler Market Road approaching the intersection with Hamby Road. A second vehicle was stopped on Hamby Road facing north, preparing to turn westbound onto Butler Market Road. This three way intersection is controlled with stop signs at Hamby Road facing north and Butler Market Road facing east. Southbound Butler Market Road is not controlled and has the right of way at the intersection. 

The northbound facing vehicle failed to yield right of way and turned into the path of Bean's southbound Ford Ranger. Bean swerved to avoid the vehicle to vehicle collision, but then lost control of his pickup and rolled onto the roadway shoulder. 

The Bend Fire Department extricated Bean from his vehicle by removing the roof of the Ford Ranger. Bean was then transported to the St. Charles Medical Center Bend with unknown injuries. 

The other vehicle, described as a dark colored passenger car, left the scene. 

This investigation is ongoing. The Sheriff's Office is asking anyone who may information on the second vehicle or witnessed the crash and hasn't been interviewed, to call into non-emergency dispatch at 541-693-6911 and speak to a deputy. Reference case 17-359048

November 14, 2017

Spokesman death notices for Nov. 8

George "Doc" Avery Hill, of Redmond
July 19, 1918 - Oct. 29, 2017
Deschutes Memorial Chapel is honored to serve the family - (541) 382-5592. Visit our online register book to send condolences and share treasured memories at or on Facebook at
A Celebration of Doc's Life will take place at a later date.


Arthur "Art" W. Wright, of Terrebonne
Feb. 2, 1959 - Oct. 18, 2017
Autumn Funerals, Redmond 541-504-9485
A private family service will take place at a future date.


Shirley Maxine Adrian, of Redmond
April 1, 1941 - Oct. 27, 2017
Autumn Funerals- REDMOND 541-504-9485
A private celebration of life will be held at a later date. 


Ronald "Ron" Anderson, of Madras
April 24, 1931 - Oct. 29, 2017
Baird Memorial Chapel of La Pine is honored to serve this family. Please visit our website,, to share condolences in the online guestbook.


Gary D. Galyan, of Madras (formerly of Bend)
Nov. 7, 1944 - Oct. 18, 2017
Bel-Air Colonial Funeral Home, 541-475-2241 
Services have been held. Private cremation was held under the direction of Bel-Air Colonial Funeral Home, Madras, OR, 541-475-2241.


Larry B. Stothoff, of Crooked River Ranch
July 23, 1939 - Oct. 26, 2017
Baird Funeral Home of Bend is honored to serve the family.  Please visit our website,, to share condolences and sign our online guest book.
A private family gathering will be held later.
Contributions may be made to:
Partners In Care, 2075 NE Wyatt Court, Bend

11.15.17  OBITS

Gilbert Fields Rogers, of Terrebonne
Jan. 6, 1960 - Nov. 13, 2017
Autumn Funerals, Bend 541-318-0842
Private services will be held at a later date.


David "Tumalo Dave" J. Meekins, of Tumalo
June 26, 1946 - Nov. 5, 2017
Autumn Funerals, Redmond is honored to serve the family. 541-504-9485
A celebration of life will take place sometime in 2018.


Allen Robert Stewart, of Redmond
Dec. 21, 1939 - Oct. 17, 2017
Baird Memorial Chapel of La Pine is honored to serve this family. Please visit our website,, to share condolences in the online guestbook.


Carol A. Bicart, of Madras
Oct. 16, 1949 - Oct. 30, 2017
Bel-Air Colonial Funeral Home, Madras, OR, 541-475-2241.
Memorial Services are pending.


Marion ‘Wes’ L. Westfall, of Madras
Jan. 13, 1935 - Nov. 5, 2017
Bel-Air Colonial Funeral Home, Madras, OR., 541-475-2241
Memorial Celebration of Life will be held at 3pm Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017 at Good Shepherd Community Church, 28986, SE Haley Rd., Boring, OR 97009.


Michael Anthony Carter
Dec. 11, 1969 - Nov. 2, 2017
Bel-Air Colonial Funeral Home, Madras, OR, 541-475-2241.
No Services will be held.


Timothy Earl Sexton, of Madras
Sept. 7, 1941 - Nov. 10, 2017
Bel-Air Colonial Funeral Home, Madras, OR, 541-475-2241.
No Services will be held.


Ella "Jan" Ruckel, of Prineville
Dec. 31, 1961 - Nov. 6, 2017
Prineville Funeral Home, 541-447-6459
There was a memorial service for Jan on Nov. 10, 2017 at 10:00 am at the Redmond Church of Christ.


Martha Cacho, of Redmond
July 22, 1935 - Nov. 5, 2017
Redmond Memorial Chapel is honored to serve the family.  541-548-3219. Please leave condolences at
Recitation of the Rosary was at 10:30 AM, with Funeral Mass at 11:00 AM, followed by a reception, Saturday, November 11, 2017 at  St. Thomas Catholic Church, 1720 NW 19th St., Redmond, OR 97756.
Contributions may be made to:
The St. Thomas Catholic Church building fund.

Downtown Redmond Historic District named to National Register of Historic Places

From the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department:

The Redmond Downtown Historic District in Deschutes County is among Oregon's latest entries in the National Register of Historic Places. 

The Redmond Downtown Historic District embraces the historic commercial core of Redmond, including 43 downtown buildings located primarily along SW 6th Street roughly between SW Forest Avenue and SW Cascade Avenue. The historic district reflects the period of economic and commercial growth in Redmond between 1910 and 1960, beginning with the years shortly after the founding of the city, when the earliest remaining downtown buildings were constructed, up through the end of major expansion in the post-World War II era. During this period, the population of Redmond expanded from 216 in 1910 to 3,340 in 1960. Architecturally, the district demonstrates the continuity of dominant design styles during the pre-war period of the twentieth century, including Colonial Revival, Classical Revival, Art Deco, and Streamlined Moderne styles, and extending to the early post-war architectural styles, in particular, the International Style. 

Oregon's State Advisory Committee on Historic Preservation recommended the district's nomination during their June 2017 meeting and on October 30, 2017, the district was formally listed by the Keeper of the National Register in Washington DC. The Redmond Downtown Historic District is now one of six listings in the National Register, and the second historic district in the city to be listed. The National Register is maintained by the National Park Service under the authority of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966. 

More information about the National Register and recent Oregon lists is online at (click on "National Register" at left of page).

November 1, 2017

Redmond library adults programs November 2017

From the Redmond Library,

Redmond Adult Events, November, 2017


Music in Public Places: Enjoy a performance by the Brass Ensemble from Central Oregon Symphony.
Saturday, November 4, 2 p.m.

The Library Book Club: Discuss The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George with a casual and fun group.
Thursday, November 9, 12—1 p.m.

SCORE Workshop - Financial Fundamentals for Small Businesses: Learn about budget formats, identify key assumptions including revenue, cost and overhead, and begin to build a budget for your business. Registration required.
Thursday, November 9, 6—7:30 p.m.

Introduction to Finding Grants: Learn to identify funding sources for nonprofit organizations, highlighting the electronic and print resources available for free at Deschutes Public Library.
Monday, November 13, 10:30 a.m.

Know Trails - A Pilgrim’s Story:
 Former U.S. Marine Steven Farrell shares his experiences walking the Camino de Santiago, the ancient pilgrimage across France and Spain.
Tuesday, November 14, 6 p.m.

Know Trails -- Perilous Paths to Progress - Florence Nightingale: Jane McEldowney, registered nurse and world traveler, entertains and educates as she shares, in character, the story of Florence Nightingale.
Wednesday, November 29, 12 p.m.

Computer Classes

Open Computer Lab: Practice or get help with tech questions.
Tuesdays, 1:30—3 p.m.

Excel for Beginners:
Learn the basics of this popular spreadsheet program and create a simple address book. Registration required.
Friday, November 10, 1—2:30 p.m.

Excel Budgets: Use Microsoft Excel to create a budget. This class will teach the user to create a worksheet and enter text, resize and format date, create and calculate formulas. Registration required.
Friday, November 17, 2—3:30 p.m.

Below normal temperatures predicted in November

From the national Weather Service - Pendleton:

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       According to preliminary data received by NOAA's National Weather Service in Pendleton Oregon, temperatures at the Redmond airport averaged slightly colder than normal during the month of October.
       The average temperature was 45.7 degrees which was 1.7 degrees below normal. High Temperatures averaged 62.4 degrees, which was 1.1 degrees below normal. The highest was 76 degrees on the 6th. Low temperatures averaged 29.0 degrees, which was 2.3 degrees below normal. The lowest was 14 degrees, on the 31st.
       There were 21 days with the low temperature below 32 degrees.
       Precipitation totaled 0.52 inches during October, which was 0.13 inches below normal. Measurable precipitation -at least .01 inch- was received on 5 days with the heaviest, 0.21 inches reported on the 13th.
       Precipitation this year has reached 5.99 inches, which is 0.77 inches below normal.
       The highest wind gust was 39 mph which occurred on the 19th.
       The outlook for November from NOAA's Climate Prediction Center calls for below normal temperatures and above normal precipitation. Normal highs for the Redmond airport fall from 56.0 degrees at the start of November to 43.0 degrees at the end of November. Normal lows fall from 29.0 degrees to 22.0 degrees. The 30 year normal precipitation is 0.96 inches.
       The National Weather Service is an office of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, an agency of the U.S. Commerce Department.

On the web:
NOAA National Weather Service in Pendleton, Oregon: