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Oct 26,2006
Planning and preparations for the 2006 Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Shop-With-a-Cop program are now underway. The events will be held Tuesday, December 12th at the Bend Wal-Mart, and Thursday, December 14 at the Redmond Wal-Mart. Developed locally in Deschutes County by the Sheriff’s Office, Shop-with-a-Cop is joint venture between law enforcement agencies throughout Deschutes County and local Wal-Mart stores. Its primary focus is to make the holidays brighter for less fortunate families and provides an ... [full story]
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Oct 27,2006
Katie Merritt assumes role of Development Director -- National search being conducted to fill Managing Director position --  As festival grows in size and popularity, demand outpaces current staffing and warrants additional focus on fundraising effortsThe BendFilm Festival announced Wednesday that Katie Merritt will be stepping down as Executive Director of the three-year-old independent film festival, assuming the role of Development Director as a nationwide search is initiated for a permanent Managing Director. Merritt, the ... [full story]
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Oct 27,2006
The Deschutes County Chapter of the Oregon League of Conservation Voters (OLCV) endorsed Mark Capell this week for Bend City Council.  The OLCV has been working for 34 years to elect candidates on the local level who will protect our natural resources and plan wisely for urban growth. ”Mark Capell will be a great addition to the Bend City Council.  I’m sure he’ll work hard to protect our natural environment and plan great communities where ... [full story]
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Oct 27,2006
In a series of columns in Ideas in Action, Connor, the former head of the Family Research Council, lambastes Tom DeLay, GOP opportunism and the Christian Coalition, and suggests engaging in civil debate with an emerging ‘Christian left’ In early April, Ken Connor expressed his dismay that the scandal-ridden former Congressman Tom DeLay had been rapturously received by the crowd at the late-March "War on Christians and the Values Voters in 2006" conference. In a ... [full story]
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Oct 20,2006
Sheldon Rampton and John Stauber’s new book,“The Best War Ever, exposes failed propaganda efforts by the Bush Administration In a recent speech to the Veterans of Foreign Wars, U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld declared that, "The enemy is so much better at communicating. I wish we were better at countering that because the constant drumbeat of things they say -- all of which are not true -- is harmful."During a question-and-answer session at Fallon Naval Air ... [full story]
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Oct 26,2006
Outdoor debris burning within the City of Bend will open Wednesday morning, November 1st.    Gary Marshall, City of Bend Fire Marshal said that regulations prescribed by the City of Bend will allow outdoor burning of approved debris for 20 days within the month of November if weather conditions are favorable as determined by the fire department and the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality.    Marshall also noted that residents should be aware that fires can, and ... [full story]
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Oct 25,2006
In a meeting held Tuesday evening, the Bend-La Pine School Board approved two new policies involving volunteers in schools and visitors to district facilities. Vice Chair Hovecamp presented both policies in the meeting held at 6 p.m. October 24. Volunteers in Schools Policy: According to the news release issued by the district, the Board believes that citizen volunteer participation at the local school level is vital to the success of each school and the district.  ... [full story]
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Oct 25,2006
On October 23rd the Redmond School District Board of Directors announced they earlier passed a resolution opposing Ballot Measures (BM) 41 and 48. At that time, they directed Superintendent Fleming to educate the community about the fiscal impact these measures would have on school funding. In a word, “the fiscal impact would be totally unacceptable,” stated the news release. The following information was provided by the Oregon School Boards Association and can be reviewed further at ... [full story]
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Oct 20,2006
The molten, steaming lava flowed from the cinder cone and headed for the pristine, slow-moving river --  covering, burning, and destroying everything in its path. Finally it reached the river, in places filling its channel and pushing the entire river westward. In other places great lava dams formed across the river, backing up water and creating lakes. Through erosion, these dams eventually breached, leaving behind a series of rapids and falls where the once placid ... [full story]
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Oct 25,2006
Halloween is a holiday of fun and make-believe for humans but can be a traumatic and even dangerous time for your pets. The shelter is innundated with stray animals and would like to remind the community to keep their pets safely contained and wearing identification on Halloween. The Humane Society of Central Oregon would like to offer some common-sense tips to help you protect your pets: ·         Don’t leave your pets out in the yard ... [full story]
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