Jericho Road receives $5,000 grant for homeless
The Central Oregon Health Council has awarded Jericho Road of Redmond $5,000 to support the purchase and distribution of cold weather protective supplies to the homeless living in extreme conditions. “This money will be used for extremely low temperature sleeping bags and personal-sized heaters,” said Priscilla Bigler, Co-chair of Jericho Road, in a press release.
“These items will help protect many people, adults and children, from the low temperatures that put every homeless person in jeopardy at this time of year. Their health and survival are critically challenged and not everyone is capable of going to warming shelters or finding protected places to stay. Jericho Road is extremely grateful for this generous award and wishes to thank the Central Oregon Health Council for their concern and support.”
For more information about the Central Oregon Health Council visit cohealthcouncil.org. For more information about Jericho Road and their programs, visit their Facebook page at Jericho Road of Redmond or jerichoroadofredmond.org or call 541-699-2099.
Redmond man charged in attack on mother
A Redmond man is in jail on suspicion of strangling his mother and seriously injuring her. On Thursday morning, Ryan Michael Shinn, 40, allegedly stole a vehicle near his home in Redmond and drove to his mother’s house in the 19000 block of Aspen Meadow Drive in Bend, according to a statement by Bend Police Sgt. Eric Hagen.
There was a dispute, and his mother, Kelly Shinn, 61, called police around 9:45 a.m., Hagen said. Ryan Shinn was arrested peacefully and his mother was taken to St. Charles Bend for her injuries. During the episode, a 10-year-old girl was allegedly placed in “immediate danger,” Hagen said. He was taken to Deschutes County jail on suspicion of attempted murder, first-degree robbery, first-degree burglary, strangulation, first-degree kidnapping, fourth-degree assault, coercion and interfering with making a police report.
Wreaths Across America
As part of Wreaths Across America, for the first time, all veterans interred at Terrebonne Pioneer Cemetery and Tumalo Pioneer Cemetery (approximately 1,225) will have a wreath placed in their honor on Saturday, Dec. 19, starting at 9 a.m. Redmond VFW Post 4108 will place 200 wreaths at Terrebonne and 42 at Tumalo. Redmond American Legion Post 44 will place 980 wreaths at Redmond Memorial Cemetery.
Surf Thru Express Car Wash opens in Redmond
Surf Thru Express Car Wash has opened its second location in Oregon (and 25th overall) at 2363 NW 4th St. The Redmond site focuses on sustainability by recycling and reclaiming its wash water, by diverting hazardous waste for appropriate disposal (instead of disposal in the sewer) and by using solar power to run the carwash.
Car washes range from $8 to $18 and Surf Thru Express Car Wash offers memberships including unlimited car washes and a monthly share card that can be used by multiple people. For more information visit www.surfthruexpress.com.