Late again

Patience and understanding are needed by cadet teachers while working with younger students in elementary schools. Here Joan Atkinson (left) helps two girls in the first grade at M.A. Lynch School with their reading. She is one of a number of high school seniors enrolled in the teacher’s aide program. (Spokesman file photo)

100 years ago

Nov. 13, 1919 — Late again

After strenuous labor under difficulties, the Spokesman is again a day late, due partially to our big news press, which refused to time its delivery from drum to fly, and after more than a day’s work by two mechanics, the trouble was finally located and remedied. just then in comes Bro. Dobson, with the resolutions and explanations of the Commercial Club, which held a special meeting in the morning and which it was desired to place before the reader this week, and in our desire to give the water question full and free discussion from both sides, we agreed to arrange for this issue.

75 years ago

Nov. 16, 1944 — Panther Kittens Lose Bend Game

The Panther Kittens lost 18 to 0 to the Bend Cubs in a game played Friday afternoon, November 10, at the potato bowl. Snow was falling during the entire game.

Only injury was that suffered by Jerry Heston, who was knocked out for half a minute. Bend’s scores resulted from two passes and one run.

The Kittens, coached by Norman Gregg, included sophomores and freshmen, some 40 boys having turned out for practice. However, there weren’t enough suits to go around, so the lads practiced without the benefit of football gear.

The Kittens played only two games during their short season, losing both of them, but Coach Chick Peden feels that good material is being built for future varsity squads.

50 years ago

Nov, 19, 1969 — ‘Cadet’ teachers given opportunity to assist, learn about profession

High school seniors enrolled in the teacher’s aide program have the opportunity to find out for themselves whether they would like to make a career of teaching.

Once each week the teacher’s aide, or “cadet,” spends either a one or two-hour period in an elementary school in the district. During this period the cadet may work with a few students on their reading.

She corrects papers, works out study units, makes lesson plans, or does any number of other tasks assigned by the supervisory teacher, who usually makes the assignments when the cadet indicates she would like to handle the responsibility.

Grading of the cadet is based on her attitude, cooperation, acceptance of responsibility, and work on such things as bulletin boards and posters. Since the program is not designed to train them as instructors, they are not graded on their teaching ability.

25 years ago

Nov. 16, 1994 — City may challenge population estimate

The city of Redmond apparently has one more year before it crosses the 10,000 mark in population, although city officials believe Redmond already is at that point — or very close to it.

Redmond’s population as of July 1 was 9,650 according to preliminary estimates by the Center for Population Research and Census at Portland State University.

City officials are considering whether to challenge the estimate.

“We’re going to take a good look at it. It appears to be a little low,” David Reeves, city finance director, said Monday.

The city will look at building permit numbers and school enrollment figures before deciding whether to challenge the center’s estimate.

“We’re a little disappointed,” Reeves said. “We expected to hit 10,000 or be very close to it. We have four large subdivisions under construction.”

The city issued 204 residential permits through June 30 of this year. In the second half of 1993, residential permits totaled 184, with most of those for single family dwellings.

The city expects to make a decision on whether to challenge the estimate by early December, Reeves said.

The center’s estimates are used by state and local governments to distribute shared revenue to Oregon’s local communities on a per-capita basis.

The center’s estimate for Redmond is a 7.76 percent increase over 1993’s population of 8,955. If the estimate holds, the city’s population will show an almost 35 percent gain since the 1990 census, which placed the city at 7,163.

The center estimated the city of Bend’s population at 29,425 as of July 1, a 6.78 increase over a year ago.

While the center estimated substantial growth in both Redmond and Bend, it estimated only a 2,700 increase (3.11 percent) in Deschutes County’s population, 89,500.

The state’s population is estimat3ed at 3,082,000, a 1.45 percent increase.

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