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Nov 02,2006
The City of Bend has approved a night work permit to allow work on Mount Washington Drive immediately west of Third Street (State Highway 20).The night work will occur beginning Thursday, November 2nd, 2006, 8:00 p.m. through Friday, November 3rd, 2006, 7:00 a.m.Traffic will be maintained through the work zone, but lane assignments willbe different.  Drivers are urged to use caution and follow temporary laneassignments carefully.  Watch for workers and equipment in and adjacent to ... [full story]
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Nov 02,2006
Deschutes County’s vegetation program is one of 20 recipients of matching grants to fund programs designed to fight the spread of noxious weeds. The grants, totaling about $200,000, were awarded by BASF Professional Vegetation Management. The County’s vegetation manager, Dan Sherwin, applied for approximately $21,000 representing the Central Oregon Weed Management Area group to better combat Yellow Flag Iris. The weed is currently on Oregon’s Noxious Weeds List and also on Deschutes, Crook, and Jefferson ... [full story]
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Nov 02,2006
It NEVER fails….as winter arrives in Central Oregon, a higher-than-average number of motor vehicle accidents occur on our highways for a two or three week period. Daylight hours decrease, temperatures cool, frost appears and snow or freezing rain may start to fall. Drivers, used to drier roads and warmer weather (both of which frequently lead to higher speeds) often find themselves loosing control of their vehicles. Driving with a “summer mentality” on winter roads is ... [full story]
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Nov 02,2006
Thousands of Oregonians who are deaf, hard-of-hearing or have a speech impairment are about to have an easier time communicating with the Oregon Department of Human Services Office of Vocational Rehabilitation Services thanks to a new software system the agency is installing. The software replaces the traditional teletypewriter (TTY) with a network telephony service that combines telephone technology with the Internet and gives users the feeling of a more natural conversation. "Deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals ... [full story]
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Nov 02,2006
No one told Salamatou Adamou about the “birth dearth.” A midwife and widow in the drought-stricken African country of Niger, she had already given birth to 12 children by the age of 37. “I am exhausted,” she said as she struggled through labor with child number 13. Her large family is not all that unusual in Niger, which has the highest birth rate in the world--eight children for every woman.            As E – The Environmental ... [full story]
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Nov 02,2006
Dr. Angela Montoya to facilitate Attention Deficit Disorder medications Q & A The Central Oregon Attention Deficit Disorder (COADD) support group meets Tuesday, Nov. 7 from 6:30 – 8:30 pm in the Media Center at High Desert Middle School. Dr. Angela Montoya will facilitate a question and answer session with parents - with a focus on medications.The parent support group meets six times each year to exchange information and build relationships with other parents of children ... [full story]
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Nov 02,2006
Wonderland Express is giving area residents four unique opportunities to help over 300 at-risk children and families in Central Oregon.  Volunteer to cut and sew hats and scarves at the Sew-a-Thon, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Saturday, November 11th at Cynthia’s Sewing Center (1445 S. Highway 97, Suite A, Bend).  All ages and skill levels are welcome.  To sign up, call 541-383-1999. Then bid on that special gift or holiday adornment at the silent auction ... [full story]
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Nov 03,2006
Funding from the Northwest Health Foundation Supports Coalitions in Seven Counties in Oregon and Southwest Washington Working to Combat Obesity Seven community coalitions including Commute Options for Central Oregon have received funding through a new program to address the epidemic of obesity in Oregon and southwest Washington. Created through contributions from Kaiser Permanente Northwest, CareOregon, PacificSource Charitable Foundation, and the Northwest Health Foundation, Alliance for the Promotion of Physical Activity and Nutrition (APPAN) will support ... [full story]
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Nov 03,2006
Governor Ted Kulongoski has appointed Henry Sayre of Bend to the Oregon Arts Commission. Sayre has been a Distinguished Professor of Art History at Oregon State University-Cascades Campus since 2001, and from 1983 through 2001, he taught art history at Oregon State University in Corvallis.   Henry Sayre was recently appointed by Gov. Kulongoski to the Oregon Arts Commission.  OSU-Cascades photo. Sayre is a prolific writer who has written about almost every aspect of the arts. His ... [full story]
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Nov 02,2006
We treasure our homes as a safe and cozy place where we can relax with family and friends. But there may be invisible hazards hidden behind your walls or lurking unseen outdoors that threaten your safety and that of your loved ones. With May being National Electrical Safety Month, now is a good time to find out just how safe your home is from electrical hazards. According to the National Fire Protection Association, there’s plenty ... [full story]
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