April 15, 2015 Edition

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April 15, 2015 Sports

Ridgeview softball rolls

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Senior  Hanna George takes the throw from pitcher Sara McKinney for an out at first base during Ridgeview's game with Summit, April 8. George had two hits with two RBIs in the game.  Ridgeview won 11-1 in five innings. Ridgeview is 10-1 on the season and ranked first. For more sports see the Spokesman Sports Page.

April 15, 2015 Preview

Middle School students look at a variety of careers

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Former Redmond school superintendent Elton Gregory kicked off events at the school named in his honor April 10. More than 1,200 students at Redmond’s two middle schools listened to presentations at career days at their respective schools. See the April 15 Spokesman for more.

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Riley Hanks returns a ball during a recent match at Ridgeview High School. The Ravens had a turnout of 20 this season and Redmond High welcomed 20 girls to the courts for the 2015 tennis season. See the Spokesman Sports for more sports news.

April 15, 2015 Obituaries

Wilma Anne Patrick, of Redmond
Dec. 13, 1927 - April 6, 2015
Arrangements: Redmond Memorial Chapel is honored to serve the family.  Please sign our online guest book at www.redmondmemorial.com 541-548-3219.
Services: Celebration of life was held at 11:00am on April 11, 2015 at Redmond Assembly of God, 1865 W. Antler Ave., Redmond.
Contributions may be made to: Wounded Warrior Project, www.woundedwarriorproject.org, PO Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675 or Operation Blessings International, 977 Centerville Turnpike, Virginia Beach, VA 23463, 757-226-3401.

William "Bill" Duane Owen, of Redmond
April 3, 1928 - April 5, 2015
Arrangements: Redmond Memorial Please sign our guest book at www.redmondmemorial.com  541-548-3219
Services: Graveside Services 11:AM Friday April 17, 2015 at Gray Butte Cemetery, Jefferson County. Followed by a Celebration of Bill's Life at the VFW Hall 1836 SW Veterans Way, Redmond, Oregon.
Contributions may be made to: BrightSide Animal Center, 1355 NE Hemlock Ave.,  Redmond, Oregon 97756.

Kenney, of Madras
May 15, 1926 - April 4, 2015
Arrangements: Baird Funeral Home of Bend is honored to serve the family. 541-382-0903 www.bairdmortuaries.com
Services: A private Memorial Service will be held in Portland, Oregon for family and close friends at a later date.
Contributions may be made to: American Cancer Society (www.cancer.orgHumane Society (www.hsco.org)

Ronald "Ron" Kay Ames, of Redmond
Feb. 3, 1952 - April 2, 2015
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals- Redmond (541-504-9485) www.autumnfunerals.net
Services: A private gathering of family and friends will take place at a later date.
Contributions may be made to: The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society  Donor Services, P.O. Box 4072, Pittsfield, MA 01202, www.lls.org

Roger LeVern Chase, of Crooked River Ranch
Sept. 6, 1924 - April 7, 2015
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals- REDMOND www.autumnfunerals.net 541-504-9485
Services: Graveside Service: 1:00pm Friday, April 17 at Lone Oak Cemetery, 3rd Avenue and Fern Ridge Road, Stayton, OR.

Thomas Ronald Acord, of Redmond
Mar. 16, 1951 - April 8, 2015
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals- Redmond (541-504-9485) www.autumnfunerals.net
Services: A Memorial Service was held Monday, April 13, 2015 at 9:00 AM at the Redmond Grange, located at 707 SW Kalama Avenue in Redmond, OR.

Melba Agnes Olsen, of Redmond
April 26, 1918 - April 7, 2015
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals- Redmond (541-504-9485) www.autumnfunerals.net


April 13, 2015 Redmond in Photos

RAPRD looks to upgrade Tetherow Crossing Park

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The house at Tetherow Crossing Park in Redmond is believed to be the oldest standing house in Deschutes County. Redmond Area Park and Recreation District hopes to raise funds to refurbish the original core of the house and add a classroom. See the April 8 Spokesman for the details.


April 10, 2015 Redmond in Photos

An evening for education

Attendees of the 7th Stars in the Sagebrush award and fundraiser celebration prepare for dinner during the biennial event at St. Thomas Academy, Feb. 28. Redmond Education Foundation, a non-profit staffed by a volunteer board, hosted the event, which honored Redmond citizens who work toward bettering Redmond’s education programs. Teachers, business owners and volunteers attended, and there was also live and silent auction, dinner, and music performed by the Ridgeview High School Band. “Its a rewarding night for the recipients of awards and I think the Redmond education community enjoys seeing their own honored for their service to the Redmond community,” said Allan Hudson, president of the Redmond Education Foundation. The proceeds of the auction, which accrued more than $15,000 during the 2013 event, go toward supporting students and the Redmond education community.


April 9, Redmond in Photos

Redmond’s two high school golf teams rebuild

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Redmond High School golfer Jordan Christiansen scopes out a putt during during a tournament last week at Eagle Crest.. Redmond High School and Ridgeview are rebuilding their boys golf teams this season.  See the Spokesman sports page for the full story.