NeighborImpact donates $107k for emergency winter shelter: NeighborImpact was awarded a $107,900 “Emergency Solutions Grant” by Housing and Urban Development and is distributing it among nine partner organizations serving the homeless in Central Oregon for winter shelter services. Recipients include Saving Grace, Cascade Youth & Family Center-The Loft, Central Oregon Veterans Outreach, THRIVE Central Oregon, Cascade Youth & Family Center-Grandma’s House, Dawn’s House, Bethlehem Inn, Redemption House and L.I.N.C.-Jefferson County Faith-Based Network.
Redmond Sears store closes: The Sears Hometown store in Redmond has closed. It was the last vestige of the 127-year-old former retail giant in Central Oregon. The store at 224 SW Sixth St. shut its doors for the last time Oct. 12, according to an e-mail to The Bulletin from Sears Hometown spokeswoman Lisa Lizotte in Chehalis, Washington. Sears Hometown stores in Bend, Madras and Prineville closed last year. Sears Hometown, often operated by franchisees, focused on appliances, tools and equipment. The Sears Hometown website lists 10 stores still in operation in Oregon. — The Bulletin
Redmond Postal Connections Receives Sales Award: Joyce Jones, owner of Postal Connections of Redmond, received the top sales award for 2018 for the store at the brand’s annual convention in Dallas, Texas. Jones has operated the Redmond store since 2007.
Operation Christmas Child shoebox collection: Highland Baptist Church will be collecting Operation Christmas Child shoebox gifts Nov. 18-25. The Samaritan’s Purse project sends the shoeboxes filled with gifts of toys, school supplies and hygiene items to churches around the world for distribution among children in need. For more information on how to participate in Operation Christmas Child, or for specific collection times, contact 253-572-1155 or visit samaritanspurse.org/occ. Highland Baptist Church is located at 3100 SW Highland Ave.
The Giving Tree: Redmond Chamber of Commerce is hosting the “Giving Tree,” an opportunity to give to children in need. Participants should take a tag marked with the child’s age, name, and gift ideas from trees located at Redmond Athletic Club, The Vault/Kobold Brewing or The Juice Bar, purchase gifts and bring them (unwrapped but in a gift bag) by Dec. 16 to Redmond Chamber of Commerce, 446 SW 7th St.
Redmond High School performs “Holes”: Redmond High School presents “Holes,” based on the book by Louis Sachar, 7 p.m. Nov. 7-9 and Nov. 14-16, with a 2 p.m. performance Nov. 16. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for students and seniors, and can be purchased at the door or online at redmondhs.seatyourself.biz
Central Christian High School Presents “The Importance of Being Earnest”: Central Christian High School to perform Oscar Wilde’s classic comedy of errors “The Importance of Being Earnest,” 7 p.m. Nov. 14-15 and 2 p.m. Nov. 16 at Ignite Faith Church, 525 SW Umatilla Ave. Tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for seniors and students ages 5-18, and will be available at the door or online: ccsearnest.ticketleap.com.
OSU Extension nutrition expert wins national award: Glenda Hyde, OSU Extension service faculty since 2007, has been honored with the Distinguished Service Award from the National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences at the organization’s recent conference in Hershey, Pennsylvania. Hyde was recognized for “exemplary commitment to meeting the needs of individuals, families and communities,” in leading high-quality programs in food safety and preservation, nutrition education and safety, and accidental injury prevention, according to a press release. The award recognizes members of the association for leadership, outstanding program efforts and personal and professional development.