100 Years Ago
Aug. 10, 1922 — Railroads and gas, berries and oil
The commercial club held its regular luncheon meeting at the Hotel Oregon, which proved to be one of the great enthusiasms, bringing out as it did some of the wonderful possibilities of the Redmond territory.
In the matter of strawberry culture, it was shown that sales of over $600 worth of berries per acre were being made in the outskirts of Redmond.
After a thorough discussion of the berry problem was indulged in, and several million dollars worth of fruit shipped in and out on trains running over wooden rails, propelled by straw burning gas plants and lubricated by crude oil from Mother Earth, the meeting was adjourned to give the members a chance to work on blueprints for the care of the increased business which seems to be about to assail us.
75 Years Ago
Aug. 14, 1947 — Mrs. Elder scoops up top honors at Redmond Garden Club Flower Show
Top honors at the Redmond Garden club flower show, second since the war, were carried off Friday by Mrs. Clarence Elder of Bend. She was awarded the chamber of commerce cup for the most outstanding exhibit, and the Knights of Pythias trophy for having one of the most blue ribbons. Chester T. Lackey presented the chamber cup and Roger Sanford the other.
Visitors at the show were asked to vote for which, in their opinion, was the most outstanding exhibit of the show. Merchandise, donated by local firms, was presented to the blue ribbon winners during the evening show.
Blue ribbons were awarded to the following people for their exhibitions of annual or perennial flowers: Mrs. E. O. Teater, Mrs. Art Dickson, Mrs. Ivan Ivancovic, Mrs. Pearl Weigand, Mrs. S. D. m
Mustard, Mrs. Anita Wilcox, W. R. Van Wert, Jack Mitchell, Mrs. Harry Bollinger, Mrs. Lew Franks, Mrs. Clarence Elder, Mrs. Bob Hutchins, Mrs. Edna Hazen, Mrs. Allen Madsen.
50 Years Ago
Aug. 16, 1972 — Drinkers beware: breathalyzers here
Drinkers had better think twice before driving in Redmond, beginning next week when the Redmond Police Department will begin using its new breathalyzers.
The Stephenson Model 900A arrived Monday from Red Bank, N.J., where it was manufactured by a division of Bangor Punta. All police officers of the Redmond department were scheduled to be checked out on the specific model this afternoon by a representative of the Oregon State Board of Health. On March 14-16, they had undergone three days training on breathalyzer, using a similar model, during a session conducted at Redmond City Hall for all law enforcement officers in the tri-county area.
The model 900A, an improvement over the previous 900, has just been authorized for use by law enforcement agencies by the OSBH. Licensing is being completed this week in preparation for the beginning of operation next week.
The device is used to measure blood alcohol content in the blood, provided evidence for the “driving under the influence of liquor” charge, should the alcohol content register over .15 percent.
25 Years Ago
Aug. 13, 1997 — Drug treatment, rehab center wins approval for Negus Way
A hearings officer has approved a conditional-use permit for operation of a 16-bed drug and alcohol detoxification and residential care center in Redmond.
The application was submitted by Central Cascades Health System, formed more than a year ago to purchase property for the facility. It is owned jointly by Central Oregon District Hospital and St. Charles Medical Center.
Deschutes County has been without residential drug and alcohol treatment services since a Bend center closed in 1995.
The new center will be at 675 NE Negus Way, about a third of a mile from CODH. Plans are in the works for minor renovations to an existing ranch home to meet the needs of the operation.
Other improvements are required to meet conditions set forth in the permit. The permit will require the center to connect to city sewer and water, pave the driveway, provide adequate parking and complete the portion of Negus Way in front of the property.
Alan Kirk, president of the Ni-Lah-Sha Homeowner Association and an opponent of the proposed facility, has been out of town and said he hasn’t discussed the ruling and possibility of an appeal with neighbors.
The center, to be run by Oregon Treatment Network on a lease, will open around Oct. 1.