Nov. 25, 2015 Edition

Local News

Pick up a copy of this week's Spokesman, available at a variety of places including Moe's Food Mart, The Trading Post in Crooked River Ranch, Bi-Mart, St. Charles Hospital, and Safeway.   

Nov. 25, 2015 Obituaries

Emory "Jim" Edgar Meadows, of Redmond
Oct. 19, 1921 - Nov. 9, 2015
Arrangements: Redmond Memorial Chapel is honored to serve the family.  541-548-3219  www.redmondmemorial.com
Services: A Celebration of Life was held Saturday, November 21, 2015 at 10:30 AM at Zion Lutheran Church, 1113 SW Black Butte Blvd., Redmond, Oregon. Followed by a Graveside service with Military Honors at 2 PM at Redmond Memorial Cemetery.
Contributions may be made to: Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box  758517, Topeka, Kansas  66675 or Redmond Senior Center, 325 NW Dogwood Avenue, Redmond, Oregon 97756 or Zion Lutheran Church Bldg. Fund, 1113 SW Black Butte Blvd., Redmond, Oregon  97756, 541-923-7466.

Louise Elsie Moore, of Redmond
April 18, 1930 - Nov. 16, 2015
Arrangements: Redmond Memorial Chapel is honored to serve the family. Please sign our guest book at www.redmondmemorial.com  541-548-3219
Services: Public viewing Monday Nov. 23, 2015  from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM at the Church of God 7th Day, 820 Diamond Hill Rd., Harrisburg, Oregon 97446, 541-995-8003. 1:00 PMGraveside Service at Thomas Alford Cemetery, Harrisburg, OR. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held at a later date at the Redmond Church of God 7th Day. Obituary to follow.
Contributions may be made to: Redmond Church of God 7th Day, 205 NW 4th St., Redmond, OR 97756, 541-350-2311 or to a charity of ones choice.

Rita Darlean Glover, of Redmond
May 21, 1928 - Nov. 19, 2015
Arrangements: Deschutes Memorial Chapel (541) 382-5592. Please visit our on-line register book at deschutesmemorialchapel.com
Services: Services will be held on Saturday November 28 at St. Thomas Catholic Church, 1720 NW 19th St., Redmond, OR 
Public Visitation will be held from 12:30pm to 1:30pm - Recitation of the Rosary will be at 1:30pm - Funeral Mass will begin at 2:00pm - A Reception will immediately follow
Graveside services will be held at 11am on Tuesday December 1 at Deschutes Memorial Gardens, 63875 N. Hwy 97, Bend, OR.

Jerry Lee Braden, of Redmond
Oct. 3, 1955 - Nov. 13, 2015
Arrangements: Redmond Memorial Chapel is honored to serve the family.  541-548-3219  www.redmondmemorial.com
Services: A service of honor was held on Friday, November 20, 2015 at 6 PM at Redmond Memorial Chapel, 717 SW 6th Street, Redmond, Oregon.
Contributions may be made to: Partners In Care 2750 NE Wyatt Court Bend, Oregon 97701

Frances Downing Murphy, of Beaverton, Prineville
Aug. 26, 1921 - Nov. 18, 2015
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals, Bend 541-318-0842 www.autumnfunerals.net
Services: Service Details to Follow at a Later Date in Full Obituary.
Contributions may be made to: St. Andrews Episcopal Church, 807 E. 1st St., Prineville, OR 97754.

Karl L. Keeler, of Redmond
Aug. 13, 1952 - Nov. 17, 2015
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals, Redmond 541-504-9485 www.autumnfunerals.net
Services: No services will be held.


Nov. 23, 2015 Redmond in Photos

Alice in Wonderland

Take a look at Redmond Proficiency Academy's Fall production of Duffin's, Alice in Wonderland. High school and middle school performers participated in the showing Nov. 13 and 14.  


Nov. 21, 2015 Column

Summer Reads (in the Fall)

Published in the Spokesman: August, 2014
Jenny Pedersen, Redmond Community Librarian

The skies are blue, the clouds are light and the days are long. It’s time to get out your lawn chair and settle down in your back yard or next to a lake or river with some good books. I’ve put together a list of new, summery reads to get you started:

Lost Lake by Sarah Addison Allen
A year after her husband's death, Kate emerges from the fog of grief just in time to make one seemingly simple choice that changes everything: She takes her daughter to her aunt’s resort on Lost Lake, and oh the adventures they have!

A Dark and Twisted Tide by S. J. Bolton
At dawn one hot summer morning, former detective Lacey Flint finds the body of a shrouded young woman in the River Thames near her houseboat. What at first seems to be a chance discovery may not be so in this fast-paced thriller.

The Ice Cream Queen of Orchard Street by Susan Gilman
An ambitious and lavish immigrant rags-to-riches-to-rags story details the life of Lillian Dunkle, self-made ice-cream queen whose personal life is far from her public persona.

One Plus One by Jojo Moyes
A hilariously mismatched group – a single mom, her bullied stepson, mathlete daughter and an obnoxious tech millionaire – embark on a road trip from the English shore to Aberdeen, Scotland.

We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
This young adult mystery revolves around the wealthy and privileged Cadence as she struggles to 
remember just what happened during her fifteenth summer on her family’s private island. 

Margarita Wednesdays by Deborah Rodriguez
Rodriguez captures her adventures and misadventures among the expats and locals of a seaside town in Mexico where she finds new love, new family, and a new sense of herself.

The Farm by Tom Rob Smith
Daniel’s parents have retired and moved to the bucolic Swedish countryside. All seems well until his
father has his mother committed. But she claims his father is lying and is part of a criminal conspiracy.

The Vacationers by Emma Straub
During a two-week vacation in Mallorca, Franny and Jim Post confront old secrets, hurts, and rivalries that reveal sides of themselves they try to conceal.

This One Summer by Mariko Tamaki
This gorgeous graphic novel details Rose's latest summer at a lake house: her parents' constant 
arguments, her younger friend's secret sorrows, and the dangerous activities of older teens.

Land of Love and Drowning by Tiphanie Yanique
This sweeping debut novel traces the history of the U.S. Virgin Islands through the fate of a family 
marked by lust, magic and social change.

The Lobster Kings by Alexi Zentner
Steeped in the lore of the sea with a nod to King Lear, this family saga explores the Kings family's 
mythical past while a turf war erupts amongst Maine lobstermen.


Nov. 18, 2015 Edition

Hot off the press 

Pick up this week's copy of the Redmond Spokesman at a variety of places including Seven-Eleven, Texaco Mini Mart, Albertsons, Westside One Stop, and Terrebonne Thriftway. 

Nov. 18, 2015 Obituaries

Jack "Tracy" Reich, of Redmond
Feb. 26, 1957 - Nov. 5, 2015
Arrangements: Baird Funeral Home is honored to serve the family. Please visit our website, www.bairdfh.com, to share condolences and sign our online guestbook.
Services: Services are pending, and will be published at a later date. 
Contributions may be made to: Partners In Care, 2075 NE Wyatt Ct., Bend, OR, 97701. www.partnersbend.com or American Cancer Society, 2350 Oakmont Way Ste. 200, Eugene, Oregon 97401,www.cancer.org

Vivian Marie Springer, of Terrebonne
Jan. 1, 1931 - Nov. 5, 2015
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals- REDMOND www.autumnfunerals.net 541-504-9485
Services: A memorial service will be held at a later date. 

Vern A. Moultrie, of Redmond
Jan. 15, 1934 - Nov. 9, 2015
Arrangements: Redmond Memorial Chapel is honored to serve the family.  541-548-3219  www.redmondmemorial.com
Services: No Public Service will be held.  A private family service will be held at Willamette National Cemetery at a later date.
Contributions may be made to: Central Oregon Band of Brothers of Redmond, OR c/o Steve Strickler
910 NW 74th Street Redmond, Oregon 97756

Alice C. Stedman
1924 -2015
Alice Stedman of Redmond, Oregon passed away November 10, 2015 at the age of 91.  
She was born October 11, 1924 to Harold Conant and Thora Volbrecht in Watford City, ND.  
Alice met and married Victor E. Stedman on October 11, 1944.  They enjoyed many years in Libby, MT while raising five children.
She is survived by her daughter, Judy Jensen of Plentywood, MT and her son, Jim Stedman of Redmond, OR, 10 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, Victor; son, Larry Stedman; daughters, Caroll Williams and Bonnie Murril.
A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.  Donations may be made to Hospice of Redmond, 732 SW 23rd Street, Redmond, Oregon 97756.
Redmond Memorial Chapel is honored to serve the Stedman family.  Please visit our online guestbook: www.redmondmemorial.com


Nov. 14, 2015 Column

Keep A Caring Eye On Your Neighbors

Published in the Spokesman: August 2014
ANIMALISMS by: Liza C. Little

It was the middle of a snowstorm several years ago in Wheeler County that several horses, dogs, cats and sheep struggled to survive freezing temperatures with no food, water or shelter. Their owner, an elderly woman, had passed away in her home unnoticed for several weeks until a neighbor realized something was awry and called for help.

The 16 horses had knocked down fences trying to reach nearby hay. Many of the dogs and cats had either perished or become too ill to recover. Thanks to several caring people, many of the animals were rescued. A happy ending to a tragic situation.

This type of story begs the question, are we paying enough attention to our neighbors, friends, even strangers that may need help, or even to our own needs? People can suddenly find themselves in precarious situations, whether they fall ill, lose their job, or are going through a major change in their lives. Others like the elderly, especially living in rural areas, get too old to care for themselves or the animals they loved and cared for – until something changed life as they knew it.

People have a hard time reaching out for help for so many reasons. Some don’t want to bother anyone with their troubles or needs; some may be too prideful to admit they need the help, and others just feel hopeless. Very often the animals suffer along during these times. Sometimes all they may need is a little help during feeding time, or maybe a bit of extra hay. They may need something more like advice on what to do with their animals they can no longer care for and others may just need to know someone is there if needed.

It’s amazing how a simple gesture of caring can turn spirits around to feeling life is again worth living. A warm smile, offering a helping hand around the property or house, sharing a cup of coffee, or suggesting to help care for a precious animal friend could do wonders. Not only does it help the animals that may be struggling at their owner’s expense but it can give a glimpse of hope to a person, a breath of fresh air to carry on.

None of us are true strangers. Each person and animal strives for companionship, love and friendship. If we have the courage to knock on a door and offer help it may give someone the courage to reach out and ask you for help. Isn’t that one of the purposes of living, to help one another along this grand adventurous journey called life? Look out for each other; keep a caring eye on your neighbors and on our animal friends, we all need each other to survive.