Oct. 8, 2015 Redmond in Photos

2015 Festival Of Cultures 

Take a look at some photos from this year's Festival of Cultures at Centennial Park, Sept. 26. The Latino Community Association hosts the event every year. This year, 19 people took an oath of citizenship. The event is a celebration of the diversity in Redmond and surrounding communities. 


Oct. 7, 2015 Edition

Local Redmond News

Get this week's Redmond Spokesman Newspaper at a variety of places including Christie's Kitchen, Safeway, The Buggy Stop, Texaco Mini Mart, and La Burrito. 

Oct. 7, 2015 Obituaries

Robert "Bob" Daniel Miranda, of Redmond
July 21, 1928 - Sept. 27, 2015
Arrangements: Baird Funeral Home of Bend, is honored to serve the family.  Please visit our website, www.bairdfh.com, to share condolences in the online guestbook.
Services: A private memorial gathering will take place at a later date.
Contributions may be made to: Partners In Care 2075 NE Wyatt Ct. Bend, Oregon 97701 541-382-5882

Thomas Henry Burrell, of Terrebonne
Oct. 20, 1956 - Oct. 1, 2015
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals of Redmond is honored to care for the family, (541) 504-9485. www.autumnfunerals.net
Services: A Graveside Service will take place Friday, October 9, 2015 at 1:00 PM at Terrebonne Pioneer Cemetery, located on Smith Rock Way in Terrebonne, OR.
Contributions may be made to: Name and phone # or address of charity only.

Steven Edward Roth, of Redmond
Feb. 24, 1970 - Sept. 18, 2015
Arrangements: Redmond Memorial Chapel is honored to serve the family. www.redmondmemorial.com  541-548-3219.  
Services: Family gathering and Celebration of Life will be held at a later date
Contributions may be made to: Brightside Animal Center 1355 NE Hemlock Avenue, Redmond, Oregon 97756 541-923-0882

Daryl Lee Buerger, of Redmond
Dec. 5, 1946 - Sept. 20, 2015
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals- REDMOND www.autumnfunerals.net 541-504-9485
Services: A private Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. 
Contributions may be made to: National Pancreatic Cancer Foundation, PO Box 1848, Longmont, CO 80502.

Cynthia Jo Lienkaemper, of Redmond
June 21, 1955 - Oct. 2, 2015
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals, Redmond 541-318-0842 www.autumnfunerals.net
Services: A celebration of her life will take place in Arkansas, at a later date.
Contributions may be made to: Partners In Care  2075 NE Wyatt Ct., Bend, OR 97701.

Lugarda " LaLa" Jimenez, of Redmond
Dec. 27, 1921 - Oct. 2, 2015
Arrangements: Prineville Funeral Home, 541-447-6459
Services: Family will be doing a private gathering at a later date.

Lila Evelyn Hill, of Madras
Feb. 5, 1920 - Oct. 2, 2015
Arrangements: Please visit our website, www.bairdfh.com, to share condolences in the online guestbook.

Jack Elwyn Hinds 
June 9, 1933 -  Sept. 29, 2015 
Jack Hinds died peacefully on September 29, 2015 surrounded by family after a lengthy struggle with Parkinsons disease. Jack was born on June 9, 1933 to Calvin and Florence Hinds in Dallas, Oregon. Jack grew up in Dallas, Oregon and was president of his senior class. He married his high school sweetheart, Verna Hampton on December 15, 1951. The same year he began a career in the lumber industry. He worked for Willamette Industries in Dallas, Oregon until accepting a supervisor position in Redmond, Oregon in 1965. He finished his career as General Manager of Crown Pacific and retired in 1992. 
Jack was a member of Central Oregon Shrine Club and Scottish Rite. He enjoyed driving the go carts for the Shrine Club throughout the states. He was president twice for the Shrine Club during his life membership. 
Jack always put his family first and enjoyed spending time with them. He loved golf, hunting, fishing, and camping. He enjoyed watching his grandson, Landon, at golf tournaments throughout the state.
Jack is survived by his wife, Verna; two brothers, David Hinds and his wife (Fern) and Wesley Hinds; two sons and a daughter, Mike Hinds (Carroll), Doug Hinds (Kelly), Cydney Moore (Randy); nine grandchildren, Travis, Jesse, Chad, Nicole, Nathan, Landon, Tayler, Rachael, and Johanna; and ten great-grandchildren. 
He was preceded in death by his parents, Calvin and Florence Hinds, and a brother, John Hinds. 
A Celebration of Life was held October 5th, 2015, at the Masonic Temple, 1036 NE 8th St., Bend, OR.  The family suggests donations to the Central Oregon Shrine Club for the Shriners Children’s Hospital.


Oct. 6, 2015 Column

It’s Just A Little Rain

Pre-published in the Spokesman: September 2014
ANIMALISMS: by Liza C. Little

As summer begins to gently transition into fall some go into the change of season facing a loss of some degree and the loss of summer can be symbolic. This can make everything from the upcoming events of the new season to daily activities seem suddenly more challenging. It’s amazing how those rose-tinted glasses we wear can fade with the first hint of change coming. Our animal friends face their own losses too. Are they better at adapting than we humans are?

As I sit outside this evening there is a certain kind of magic in the air as the sun sets on the high desert and the cooler breezes tease our emotions as they push and pull to feel at peace again. I look to the animals and nature for answers. The squirrels scurry to collect more nuts, the bunnies nibble on the season’s last sprout of clover, the deer’s winter coats begin to come in and the fawn’s spots begin to fade. They take time to sit in the sun and lift their noses to the cool breeze and instinctively know it’s time to prepare for cooler days and colder nights. Gardens begin to produce their final harvest as if knowing their work is finished for the season. Even the trees sway majestically, anxious to present their bright colorful gifts to us.

Have you ever noticed how animals deal with loss? Many seem to have a mourning period but then amazingly, marvelously they just stop -- as if making a decision that their mourning period is finished. They begin to run in the grass again, chase a ball across the house, splash around in a pond, wag their tails as they are given love, stick their noses out the window and feel the exhilarating feeling of being in the wind. They seem to waste no time enjoying life again after a short mourning period. If we could somehow just lasso this magic!

They don’t make life harder than it has to be, they don’t clutter their minds with the why and should or hold on to anger and grief. They don’t maliciously hurt one another. They live in peace together and in the present moment. As fall then winter comes upon us, the message they silently speak to us is to be calm, slow down a little, prepare your nest and reflect. Let the act of summer letting go into fall be a symbol for you to let go. Allow the shorter days to encourage you to write a new page in your book of life, get to know yourself, give to others unconditionally, forgive yourself and others, take warm baths, make comforting soup, spend time with your loves ones.

The storms will come and they will rock your world but they will also pass and while they are here, do as the animals do: be alive, lift your face to the invigorating breeze, soak up the sunshine and remember the animals mourn too, but only for a brief moment. Somehow they know it’s just a little rain falling into their world that will soon pass….that’s all.  


Oct. 3, 2015 Redmond in Photos

32nd High Desert Swap Meet & Car Show

Take a look at this year's Central Oregon Old Cars Club Swap meet and Car show at the Deschutes County Fair and Expo Center Sept. 12. It's Central Oregon's largest one day automotive event!


Sept. 30, 2015 Redmond in Photos

Maragas Winery Grape Stomp

Take a look at some photos from this year's Grape Stomp at Maragas Winery August 31. 

Redmond High Panthers football victorious against Hood River Valley

The Panthers went straight to work on the grid iron Sept. 25, against the Hood River Valley Eagles, racking up another win 51-8. The Panthers current record is 3-1. 

Sept. 30, 2015 Edition

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