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October 2006

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Oct 03,2006
For two weeks, more than 100 students at High Lakes Elementary School engaged in a slightly unique kind of school work -– bicycle riding. The 5th grade students have been participating in an intensive one hour a day bicycle safety education program provided by Commute Options of Central Oregon. The free course takes students through the parts of the bicycle, helmet fitting, traffic laws and safe bike operation. The ten day/ten hour course is divided ... [full story]
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Oct 06,2006
The Bend Fall Festival will be in full swing once again on the streets of Downtown Bend this weekend. The event runs Saturday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Scheduled October 7 and 8, the 6th Annual Bank of the Cascades Bend Fall Festival celebrates the harvest season by providing the public fine art, food, wine and microbrews in “The Grove Garden,” music, family fun area and contests. According ... [full story]
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Oct 25,2006
Members of the Artists Local 101 are hosting a reception for their altered books exhibit from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 2, in the Gallery of the Pinckney Center for the Arts on the Central Oregon Community College Bend campus. Artists Local 101 is a nonprofit arts organization dedicated to promoting alternative and contemporary art in Central Oregon. The reception will include performances by members of the Magic Circle Dance Theater and writers ... [full story]
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Oct 09,2006
Amity Creek Elementary School staff will flip pancakes in honor of Amity parents from 7:00 – 9:00 am on Wednesday, October 11 at their annual Parent Pancake Breakfast. Principal Carol Hammett says the breakfast is an event that she and her staff especially look forward to each year.“It’s wonderful to sit down with our students, staff and parents to enjoy a delicious breakfast. It really gives us a chance to get to know each other ... [full story]
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Oct 02,2006
Thanks to a new radio-broadcasting program at La Pine High School (LPHS), and a very ambitious student, Hawk football has a new voice. Freshman Jacob Gilmer is joining off-season coaches Kent Wieber and Greg Stackhouse on the microphone at all home and away La Pine High Hawks football games for “Voice of the Hawks in Action.”  “The Communications Technologies program at LPHS features radio broadcasting as one of several Career and Technical Education courses,” said radio ... [full story]
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Oct 26,2006
Robert Greenwald's new documentary film will be shown at 7 p.m., Saturday, October 28 "Iraq For Sale: The War Profiteers," Robert Greenwald's new documentary film about the deadly corporate privatization of Iraq, will show in an exclusive one-night engagement at 7 p.m., Saturday, October 28, at the Tower Theatre in downtown Bend. Tickets are $8 at the door; $5 for students and seniors. "Iraq For Sale" is co-sponsored by the Deschutes County Democrats, Central Oregon Jobs ... [full story]
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Oct 13,2006
State Treasurer Randall Edwards will join Bend-La Pine Schools Superintendent Doug Nelson for the kick-off of Reading is an Investment, a new literacy and financial education program for elementary school children, at High Lakes Elementary on Monday, Oct. 23 at 10 a.m. Edwards and Nelson will read to 4th and 5th graders from one of the books donated to the school library through the program.Edwards says he is visiting schools across the state throughout October ... [full story]
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Oct 13,2006
Police officers recently raised $44,161 in tips at Red Robin restaurants statewide to benefit Special Olympics Oregon. The “Tip-A-Cop” fundraiser is associated with the Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) an international series of relay runs and special events to raise money and public awareness for Special Olympics.  During the day-long event held September 30 from 12 to 8 p.m., police officers from across the state, joined by local Special Olympics athletes, collected tips from restaurant ... [full story]
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Oct 15,2006
During the week, there were 26 reports of vehicle break-ins, with an estimated value of stolen items at $15,962.  Of the 26 reports, 11 vehicles were unlocked, and 13 vehicles had windows broken.  DUII arrests totaled seven, and there were 11 warrant arrests made. Eight business had smashed glass doors or windows, with damage estimated at $3,300; and two commercial vehicles had broken windows with $500 damage. 9/27.  A Bend man was arrested for kicking ... [full story]
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Oct 22,2006
During the week, there were 21 reports of vehicle break-ins, with an estimated value of stolen items at $6,040.  Of the 21 reports, eight vehicles were unlocked.  DUII arrests totaled seven, and there were 19 warrant arrests made.  There were three stolen bikes (two unlocked), with loss estimated at $640.  Six vehicles were impounded when the drivers were found to have suspended licenses. 10/6.  A Bend woman reported the theft of her purse from her ... [full story]
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