July 29, 2016

Annual Redmond Area Triathlon registration is open

From Katie Hammer, Redmond Area Parks and Recreation District

Eighth Annual Redmond Area Triathlon 
August 20

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The 8th annual Trinity Bikes R.A.T. (Redmond Area Triathlon) will be held August 20. The Trinity Bikes Rat Race presented by Marks Auto Body, is an exciting multi-sport event showcasing the unique landscape of Redmond. This is a pool-based sprint triathlon (with an optional duathlon) that is centered around Redmond's Cascade Swim Center. The race consists of a 500 meter swim, a 12 mile bike ride and a 5k run. The duathlon portion of the race will consist of the ride then run format. The Lil’ RAT kids race, which is a fun obstacle course race for kids age 10 and younger is back for its fifth year.

Individuals and teams are welcome to participate in this fun, family friendly event. Register now at www.racetherat.com or pick up a registration form at either the Cascade Swim Center, 465 SW Rimrock or Trinity Bikes, 865 SW 17th St, Suite 301, Redmond.

The registration deadline is August 7, 2016. Register now to participate in this fun multi-sport event in Redmond. Volunteers are needed to help make this event successful. 

Some volunteer opportunities are:
Course prep for the bike, run and kids race
Pool Lap counters
Traffic Control/ Direction for the Bike, Run and Kids race
Certified Flaggers
Finish Line
Clean up

Please contact Vicki Osbon at vicki.osbon@raprd.org or 541-548-7275 if you are interested in learning more about this volunteer opportunity. All proceeds from this event benefit RAPRD programs.

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July 28, 2016

July 27, 2016 Obituaries

Bernard "Buddy" Condart, of Prineville
Dec. 8, 1954 - July 16, 2016
Arrangements: Baird Funeral Home of Bend is honored to serve the family. Please visit our website, www.bairdfh.com, to share condolences and sign our online guestbook.
Services: A Celebration of Life was held on Saturday, July 23, 2016 from 12:00pm-5:00pm, located at Ochoco Creek Park, 296 NE Elm St.
Contributions may be made to: The family to assist with medical bills and funeral arrangements. Contact Kathy Condart for more information.

Nona Kay Gray, of Madras
Jan. 30, 1948 - July 16, 2016
Arrangements: Baird Funeral Home of Bend is honored to serve the family. Please visit our website, www.bairdfh.com, to share condolences and sign our online guestbook.
Services: No formal services will be held at this time.
Contributions may be made to: Humane Society of Central Oregon, 61170 SE 27th St., Bend, OR 97702,541-382-3537, www.hsco.org

Margaret Lehnertz, of Redmond
Nov. 5, 1916 - July 15, 2016
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals- REDMOND www.autumnfunerals.net 541-504-9485
Services: 7:00pm Rosary on Wednesday, July 20, at St. Thomas Catholic Church in Redmond. 10:00 am on Thursday, July 21, for Mass at St. Thomas. Burial at Redmond Memorial Cemetery.

Edward Lewis Bork lll, of Sisters
Sept. 19, 1953 - July 18, 2016
Arrangements: Prineville Funeral Home, 541-447-6459
Services: The family will be doing a small gathering to celebrate Edwards life at a later date.

Akemi Werner, of Redmond
Aug. 19, 1948 - July 20, 2016
Arrangements: Autumn Funeral Home, Redmond, www.autumnfunerals.net
Services: No services will be held. 

Barbara Jean Boucher, of Redmond
Feb. 14, 1927 - July 16, 2016
Arrangements: Autumn Funeral Home, Redmond, 541-504-9485 www.autumnfunerals.net
Services: No services are scheduled at this time.

Raymond Leroy Cain, of Redmond
April 12, 1951 - July 21, 2016
Arrangements: Autumn Funeral Home, Redmond, 541-504-9485 www.autumnfunerals.net
Services: No services will be held.

July 27, 2016

Reduced cost High School sports physicals

From Cari Wood, Redmond High School,

August 9

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Redmond High School is hosting the annual Sports Physical Night on Tuesday, August 9, from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Incoming Freshmen and Juniors planning to participate in sports at Redmond or Ridgeview High School, and all Middle school athletes, are required to get a sports physical before competing in athletics at their school.

All athletes planning to participate in sports at Redmond, Ridgeview, Redmond Middle schools, and Redmond Proficiency Academy should attend this event for Athletic Sign-Up and clearance procedures. Parents must accompany their student-athlete to this event to complete the clearance process and provide the “pay-to- play” fees for their athletic team.

Redmond High, Ridgeview High, RPA and local middle school athletes are all welcome to attend this event.

At this event, we are fortunate that local doctors, medical personnel and community members have donated their time, so the $20 sports physical fee goes directly to your schools Sports Medicine supplies for your athletes.

TO MINIMIZE LONG LINES, please come at the designated time:

Last name A - G:  5 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Last name H - P:  6 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Last name Q - Z:  7 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

July 26, 2016

Oregon National Guard unit in Romania

From Oregon Military Department

CINCU, Romania - A column of M1A2 tanks travel through the streets of Cincusora, Romania, June 28, after being offloaded from the Voila, Romania, railhead earlier that day. The tanks, belonging to the 116th Cavalry Brigade Combat Team (CBCT), are in Romania to be used in Exercise Saber Guardian 2016, which begins at the Romanian Land Force Combat Training Center (RLF-CTC) in Cincu. (Photo courtesy 116th Cavalry Brigade Combat Team) 
More than 250 Oregon Army National Guard Soldiers with 3rd Battalion, 116th Cavalry Regiment, are scheduled to mobilize to Romania this week with the 116th Cavalry Brigade Combat Team (CBCT) to participate in Saber Guardian 2016, a multinational military training exercise.

Exercise Saber Guardian 2016 will be held from July 27 to August 7 at the Romanian Land Forces Combat Training Center in Cincu and will involve approximately 2,800 military personnel from 10 nations. An advanced team of Oregon Soldiers are already in Romania assisting with preparations for the battalion's arrival; receiving supplies and equipment, including M1A2 Abrams tanks and Bradley Fighting Vehicles that were shipped overseas.

Led by U.S. Army Europe, the annual training exercise is part of the European Reassurance Initiative and is designed to promote regional stability and security while strengthening partnerships with NATO allies, fostering trust and improving interoperability between Romania, the U.S., NATO and Partnership for Peace member nations. Personnel from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Canada, Georgia, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Turkey and Ukraine will also participate.

Activities during Saber Guardian 16 will include a Field Training, Command Post and Combined Live Fire exercises. The 116th CBCT will primarily play opposing forces to enable other units from the U.S. and other countries to conduct training. On a unit level, the exercise is also training to rehearse mobilizing and deploying troops, and moving track and wheeled vehicles by land, rail and sea to an unfamiliar area. The unit will also conduct a river crossing with tanks and set up a bridge during the event.

The 116th CBCT is comprised of personnel from the Idaho, Montana and Oregon Army National Guard and will be augmented by the 125th Multi-role Bridge Company of the South Carolina Army National Guard. More than 1,000 Soldiers from the 116th CBCT will join approximately 1,500 Soldiers from other U.S.-based units to participate in the exercise.

The majority of Oregon Soldiers deploying for the exercise are traditional Guardsmen who drill one weekend a month and two weeks in the summer. Many of them have families, are attending college and work for civilian employers. The 3-116th Cavalry Battalion task force is made up of infantry from Company A (The Dalles) and Company B (Woodburn); mechanics from Detachment 2, Company F (Hood River); and logistics/administrative support from Headquarters and Headquarters Company (La Grande).

"The Oregon National Guard continues to demonstrate our ability to simultaneously support both state and nation on multiple fronts," said Stephen Bomar, director of public affairs, Oregon Military Department. "Whether responding to emergencies here at home, deploying overseas, or partnering in multinational exercises like Saber Guardian, when we are needed, we are there." 
CINCU, Romania - Vehicles belonging to the 116th Cavalry Brigade Combat Team (CBCT) are positioned at the Romanian Land Force Combat Training Center (RLF-CTC) in Cincu, July 7, 2016 prior to the start of Exercise Saber Guardian 2016. The vehicles began arriving in Romania at the Port of Constanta and were shipped via railhead to Cincu. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Corinna Baltos, 24th Press Camp Headquarters)

Dutch Bros raises more than $8,000 to assist with medical treatments

From Dutch Bros Central Oregon:
BEND, Ore. (July 26, 2016) – On Wednesday, July 20, Dutch Bros Central Oregon partnered with the community to raise $8,639 for two local girls to help offset medical expenses they have accrued from much needed medical treatments.

“Our Central Oregon community never ceases to amaze us by the love and support they have for one another,” said Kaelyn Costa, Dutch Bros Central Oregon owner. “Thank you for everyone who came out on Wednesday to help support these two young women who have both positively impacted many around them!”

On Wednesday, to raise funds, all nine Dutch Bros locations in Central Oregon: Bend, Redmond and Sisters donated proceeds from the day’s sales to support locals Taylor Laidlaw and Ashley McNeil. Both are now facing financial adversities from their much-needed medical treatments.

Taylor is currently in remission, and Ashley is receiving treatment for her Lyme disease. Each girl will receive $4,319 to help offset medical expenses from their treatments. 

About Dutch Bros Central Oregon
Dutch Bros Coffee locations in Bend, Redmond and Sisters are locally owned and operated by Bill and Carol Smith and Kaelyn and Josh Costa, the first Central Oregon Dutch Bros opened in 2004. 

Dutch Bros Central Oregon pour thousands annually into local causes, including Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Oregon, Healthy Beginnings, Neighbor Impact, the Muscular Dystrophy Association and the local chapter of American Cancer Society.

“I love that Dutch Bros gives us a platform to give back to our community,” says Carol. “It’s so much more than just a good cup of coffee.”

Dutch Bros Central Oregon employs over 100 full-time and part-time local employees.
Follow Dutch Bros Central Oregon at: www.facebook.com/DutchBrosCentralOR

Local insurance agent named to Redmond school board

From the Redmond School District:

Redmond, Ore – The Redmond School District Board of Directors has selected Travis Bennett of Redmond, Ore. to the district’s five member governing board. 

A total of three individuals were interviewed for the board vacancy during a board meeting held at the district office on July 21. Candidates Dearric Winchester, Michael Baumgartner and Travis Bennett were each interviewed for 45 minutes. All interview questions were identical and weighted scores were assigned to each candidate’s response. The candidate with the highest weighted score was selected.

Travis Bennett is currently the principal agent of AIC Insurance Agency in Redmond. He holds a bachelor's degree in business from Oregon State University. 

"The Redmond School District Board of Directors is honored to appoint Travis Bennett to position three," shared Rick Bailey, Board Chair. "Travis is truly invested in the Redmond community. His experience both as a parent and as a business owner will bring great perspective to our team. We would also like to extend our gratitude to all of the candidates who applied for this vacancy."

Bennett replaces the position held by A.J. Losoya, who has resigned from the board due to a new career opportunity. He will be sworn in on August 10, 2016 and will serve through June 30, 2017.

Bailey added, "A.J. Losoya has been a vital member of our board for the past five and half years. We are incredibly thankful for his time, talent and dedication to the students that we serve in Redmond. On behalf of the Redmond School District Board of Directors we wish him every success in his new position."

The Redmond School District Board of Directors serve overlapping four-year terms as non-salaried trustees of the school district. As elected officials, the board is responsible for the scope, depth and quality of education and is the official policy-making body of the school district.

July 25, 2016

Redmond Area Parks and Recreation District announcement

From Katie Hammer, RAPRD Executive Director

RAPRD Board of Directors Vacancy

Redmond Area Park and Recreation District has an open position on the board of directors. The person appointed to fill the vacancy will serve until June 30, 2017. The board meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 7:30am. Qualified applicants must live within the park district boundary.

The Board of Directors of RAPRD will fill the vacant board position by appointment by a majority of the remaining members of the board at the general board meeting on August 9, 2016.

If you are interested in helping plan for the future of your park and recreation district the please contact Katie Hammer at katie.hammer@raprd.org to request that an application is emailed to you or pick up an application at the Cascade Swim Center, 465 SW Rimrock Dr. Redmond.

Completed applications must be returned by Tuesday, August 2, 2016. If you have any questions contact Katie Hammer, Executive Director at 548-7275 or by email katie.hammer@raprd.org.

July 21, 2016

Horticultural products detained, removed from sale

From Oregon Department of Agriculture, 

Fourteen horticultural products ordered detained and removed from sale, 
growers asked to stop usage 

The Oregon Department of Agriculture has issued 12 notices of statewide detainment and stop sale and removal orders for horticultural products that contain pesticide active ingredients not listed on the label. The orders call for the product manufacturers to immediately cease all sales, offers of sale, or other distribution in Oregon. 

In addition, products within Oregon or transported into the state by any type of business transaction or other method are detained. These products are commonly used in horticulture and hydroponics, including cannabis production. The 12 notices cover 14 products sold in Oregon that were also identified by the Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) in late June as containing undeclared pesticide active ingredients. In an abundance of caution, ODA issued its orders and is currently sampling and testing these products sold in Oregon. 

ODA’s actions affect the following products and their manufacturers: 
Vita Grow Thunder Boom – Marco Industries, Inc. dba American Agriculture, Portland, OR 
OG Rapid Flower + Hardener – Crop Specific Solutions, Rockingham, Western Australia 
Humboldt Roots – Humboldt Nutrients LLC, Paso Robles, CA 
Safergro Mildew Cure for Powdery Mildew Control – JH Biotech, Ventura, CA 
Olivia’s Cloning Gel – Olivia’s Solutions, Inc., Santa Rosa, CA 
The Hammer – Plantlife Products, Kelowna, BC 
Frost Protection Plus – Rambridge Wholesale Supply, Calgary, AB 
Rock Resinator Heavy Yields – Rock Holdings Pty Ltd., Perth, Western Australia 
SNS 217C All Natural Spider Mite Control – Sierra Natural Science, Inc., Salinas, CA 
Root 66 1-1-1 – Technaflora Plant Products Ltd., Mission, BC 
Optic Foliar AT-AK, Optic Foliar Overgrow, Optic Foliar Switch – Tulsi Enterprises Ltd., Surrey, BC 
Pyyro K 0-3-7 – Van de Uber Marketing and Manufacturing, Port Moody, BC

Use of these products could cause growers to experience a loss of marketability and for cannabis to fail Oregon Health Authority (OHA) pesticide testing requirements. ODA has issued pesticide advisories to growers of all crops and retailers advising them to discontinue using or selling the products. 

For additional information on the advisories and the pesticide active ingredients not listed on the labels, go to oregon.gov/ODA, contact ODA at 503-986- 4635. ODA is working with the Oregon Health Authority to determine any potential human health concerns associated with the use of products treated with these undeclared pesticide active ingredients. ODA will proceed to address violations of Oregon’s pesticide and fertilizer laws, which include adulteration of a pesticide product and mislabeling of a pesticide or fertilizer product. 

2016 Relay for Life of Redmond and Sisters

The 2016 Relay for Life of Redmond and Sisters was held at Obsidian Middle School, July 16. This is the third year of the annual event, which  had an attendance more than 200 and raised more $50,000 for cancer research. The American Cancer Society hosted the event, which lasted for 24 hours with relayers walking the track throughout the event. Multiple activities were held during the 'Give Cancer the Boot,' themed event including costume contest, auction, and luminaria ceremony. Here are some photos from the event including some that didn't make it in the paper. 

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3rd Trilogy Challenge disc golf tournament

The third annual Trilogy Challenge disc golf tournament took place at the Dry Canyon Disc Golf Course July 16. The Central Oregon Disc Golf Club helped put on the event which drew more than 60 participants. Here are some photos from the event that were published in the paper along which a couple that didn't make it in. 

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