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Air travelers wait to pass through the TSA checkpoint at the Redmond Airport in 2020.


TSA PreCheck enrollment at airport

Enrollment for the TSA PreCheck program will be available at the Redmond Municipal Airport May 10-14. The enrollment costs $85 and lasts five years. Approved travelers may use a PreCheck designated lane at airport security checks and do not need to remove shoes, belts, light outerwear, laptops, electronics larger than a cell phone or travel-size liquids from carry-on luggage. An in-person visit to the enrollment center is required to complete the application process. Applicants must bring a current U.S. passport or a driver license and a certified copy of a birth certificate. Fingerprints will be collected during enrollment. The fee must be paid at the time of enrollment by credit card, money order, company check or certified/cashier’s check. Travelers age 12 and younger who are traveling on the same itinerary may use the PreCheck security lane with an approved traveler. Applicants to the program are encouraged to make an appointment and start the application process online at

RPD Warns of Scam Calls

The Redmond Police Department issued a press release warning of a scam involving a person claiming to be Redmond Police Department Captain Devin Lewis calling about a "confidential legal matter." According to the press release, the number shown on the caller ID is the RPD fax line phone number, 541-504-3490 and when leaving a voicemail, the person on the scam call has left their number as 541-348-3843, which is not a number associated with the police department. RPD advises not to call the person back. Any person who has received such a call is advised to make a report to RPD through non-emergency dispatch, 541-693-6911 or file an online report at


National Day of Prayer livestream

Kiwanis Club of Redmond presents a livestream of Redmond's annual National Day of Prayer gathering at 7 a.m. May 6. The 90-minute event will be shown on live stream on YouTube, Facebook and the websites of some participating local churches. For more information, visit

Wine tasting virtual fundraiser

Redmond Rotary is hosting a virtual wine tasting fundraiser "Sips for Soles," to raise money to provide 500 pairs of shoes for local children K-3rd grade, to be distributed by Family Access Network. Tickets are $100 and participants will receive two bottles of wine shipped to their home, as well as a link to the Zoom presentation of the wines by Stroller Family Estates. The event will take place May 20; deadline to register is May 7. For more information or to register, visit


Central Christian School presents "Little Women" 

Central Christian School's high school drama department is performing an original adaptation of Louisa May Alcott's "Little Women" at 6:30 p.m. May 6-7 and 1 p.m. May 8 at City Center Church, 549 SW Eighth St. Tickets are $10 and may be purchased online at and may be available at the door. Seating is limited and those attending will be asked to wear a face covering. 

Eastern Oregon University announces winter term dean's list

Brook O'Keefe and William Welch, both of Redmond, were named to the winter 2021 term at Eastern Oregon University in La Grande, an accomplishment that requires a grade point average of at least 3.5 and a minimum of 12 graded credits. 

RPA students inducted into National Honor Society

Two dozen students from Redmond Proficiency Academy were inducted into the National Honor Society on April 28 in a live streamed virtual ceremony. The students included four seniors: Emily Cook, James Lawton, Jessica Pendergrass and Maya Johnson; six juniors: Allison Harrisons, Isa Hammons, Isabelle Bendsneyder, Isabel Smith, Lily Easterbrooks and Matia Niemi; and 14 sophomores: Anne McCook, Ava Hamilton, Daniela Cuellar, Delaney Lutz, Erin Decker, Grey Louvar, Haydin Steffen, Jarren DeWhitt, Liam Windhamsmith, Madisyn Frampton, Madison Montano, Ryder Byrnes, Sarah Eng-Kryston and Teghan Martell.

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