War Stories: David Deichler

In our weekly War Stories series, we introduce you to the stories of Central Oregon war veterans, some who made it back from their war and some who didn’t. This week we introduce you to the story of Marine Corps veteran David Deichler.

A special thanks to Gary Gruner Chevrolet Buick GMC for sponsoring War Stories and giving us the time and resources to tell the stories of Central Oregon’s war veterans every Monday night on Central Oregon Daily.

The Great Christmas Light Fight – Mondays at 8 p.m.

The holidays are about to get a whole lot brighter with ABC’s immensely popular decorating competition series, The Great Christmas Light Fight, premiering MONDAY, DEC. 4 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EST). Produced by FremantleMedia North America, the hit holiday series is back for a fifth season with returning celebrity judges Carter Oosterhouse and Taniya Nayak.

Season Five of The Great Christmas Light Fight showcases the wildest and most spectacular Christmas displays in America. In each episode, four families from all around the country with over-the-top displays compete to win the coveted Light Fight trophy and a $50,000 prize, with a total of $300,000 given away for the season.Along with the incredible displays, this season also features the first-ever neighbors vs. neighbors episode, where side-by-side neighbors team up to compete against other side-by-side neighbors in a doubly epic battle of the bulbs! The series will air back-to-back episodes for three consecutive weeks: MONDAY, DEC. 4 (8:00-10:00 p.m.); MONDAY, DEC. 11 (8:00-10:00 p.m.); and MONDAY, DEC. 18 (8:00-10:00 p.m.).

Bend Woman Collects Donations for California Wildfire Victims

As wildfires roared through Santa Rosa and other parts of California’s wine country last week, a Bend woman could only watch on television as the flames threatened neighborhoods close to her brother and sister. Fortunately, they are okay, but Mandy Faulkner decided she wanted to do something to help those who were not as fortunate.

As Central Oregon Daily’s Anyssa Bohanan reports, Mandy’s desire to help the fire victims turned into a truckload of love from Central Oregon.

Mandy and her family would like to thank the following individuals and businesses for donating and helping them to deliver supplies to those in Santa Rosa:
Freeman Toyota
Jefferson County Tourism Group
Lowe’s Home Improvement
Sleep Number
Fair Feed and Supply
Oregon Feed and Pet
Western Heavy Haul/SMAF Construction/Environmental
Safeway
Century Insurance
Big Foot Beverages
Coastal
Ochoco Feed
Prineville Thriftway
Prineville Ray’s
Kenny & Ardis Faulkner
Central Oregon Pole Buildings