Rep. Zika gets leadership position: State Rep. Jack Zika, R-Redmond, has been named one of four House Republican assistant leaders, according to a news release. The assistants are part of the leadership team of Rep. Christine Drazan, R-Canby, the House Republican leader. They help her develop policy priorities and legislative strategy for the Republican caucus. Along with the Republican leader, the assistant leaders are below the deputy leader, whip and assistant whip in the caucus. ”I’m honored that my fellow House Republicans trust me to be part of our leadership team. This leadership position gives me a stronger position to advocate for Central Oregon’s priorities, including affordable housing, wildfire prevention, and preventing more taxes and red tape that push small businesses like childcare providers out of Central Oregon,” Zika said in the statement.


Corporate Activity Tax meeting: Redmond Chamber of Commerce and Oregon Department of Revenue are holding a meeting to discuss issues an gather input on administrative rules for new Corporate Activity Tax 7-8:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Deschutes County fairgrounds, Middle Sister Building, 3800 SE Airport Way. Comments and questions may also be emailed to: . For more information about the Corporate Activity Tax, visit:

Oregon Archaeology Celebration lecture series: Smith Rock State Park will host its annual Oregon Archaeology Celebration lecture series from 7-8:30 p.m. each Friday in October at the park’s welcome center, 10087 NE Crooked River Drive, Terrebonne. The lectures are free and open to the public; parking is $5 per vehicle. The Oct. 4 lecture is “Life and Art on the Columbia Plateau,” presented by Aurolyn Stwyer, Native Arts and Cultures Foundation mentor fellow and master beadwork artist. For more information contact 541-923-7551, ext. 21 or visit:

Safe Medication Use in Older Adults: Oregon Care Partners is offering a free class for family or professional caregivers on safe medication use in older adults from 1-5 p.m. Monday at St. Charles Redmond, Cafe Conference Room, 1253 NW Canal Blvd. For more information or to register contact 800-930-6851 or visit

City Club Forum: The City Club Forum will focus on local newspapers, with discussion led by Oregon Public Broadcasting reporter Emily Cureton and the new leaders of The Bulletin and Redmond Spokesman, from 11:15 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Oct. 15 at Riverhouse on the Deschutes, 2850 NW Rippling River Court, Bend. The last half hour includes an extended Q and A session. Cost is $25 for members, $40 for non-members, and includes lunch. Pre-registration required by Oct. 10. For more information or to register, visit: