Oregon Rescue Challenge: Rescued Horses Need New Homes!

Oregon’s first statewide horse rescue event is happening MAY 20-21 at Rim Rock Riders Event Center.  Cyndi Dow from 3 Sisters Equine explains to Central Oregon Daily how 14 horses, 14 trainers and 7 rescued horses will showcase their talents at this family friendly event.  There will be door prizes, food and a silent auction along with the horse auction.  More info at oregonrescuechallenge.com.

The Amazing Hannah Bishop will Represent Oregon at the National Miss Amazing Pageant

Sky View Middle School eighth grader Hannah Bishop was recently crowned the Oregon Miss Amazing, which means she will represent our state at the National Miss Amazing in Chicago in August. Miss Amazing is a national non-profit dedicated to providing opportunities for girls and women with disabilities to reach their fullest potential.  If you’d like to help Hannah with her trip to Chicago, click HERE.

Bend Your Ear: School Board Candidates

We have coffee with three of the Bend-LaPine school board candidates this week at Strictly Organic in Bend. Julie Craig is the Code Enforcement Officer at the City of Bend and has two children in Bend-La Pine Schools. Angela Chisum is the owner of Celtic Lands, LLC and a substitute Educational Assistant in Bend-La Pine Schools and Cheri Helt is the co-owner of Zydeco Kitchen and Cocktails restaurant and has been on the Bend-La Pine School board since 2010.

Local Seventh-Grader Records New EP at the Legendary Hyde Street Studios

Maxwell Friedman already has a following in his hometown of Bend, Oregon, but his passion for music is taking him places! Maxwell stopped by Central Oregon Daily to play one of his new original songs – a song that will be an upcoming 3–song EP, which he recorded at the legendary Hyde Street Studios in San Francisco. Maxwell, who spoke at the 2016 TEDxBend, also has dreams of winning a Grammy and designing his own synthesizer. Keep up with Maxwell and his music making on Facebook, Instagram and Soundcloud at Maxwell Friedman Music.

Visual Artist Rodney Thompson Specializes in Portraits

Portrait artist Rodney Thompson brought several of his portraits by the Central Oregon Daily studios. Rodney specializes in fine portraiture and has won awards from Bohemia Journal, the Portrait Society of America and Drawing Magazine.  See more of his drawings and paintings at rodneythompsonart.com. Rodney is available for portrait work for weddings, graduates and even pets.

Celebrated Author Amber J. Keyser Talks About Her New Novel “Pointe, Claw”

Amber Keyser’s new book, Pointe, Claw, is getting starred reviews from Booklist and Publisher’s Weekly and is described as a novel exploring what it means to be a girl in a girl’s body. Amber reflects on how the book, which intertwines the stories of two teenage girls, is very personal to her. Amber is also the author of The Way Back from Broken (a finalist for the Oregon Book Award) and The V-Word (selected by the New York Public Library as one of the 50 Best Books of the Year for Teens in 2016).

Simple Cents: Credit Scores and Your Financial Life

Troy Reinhart of Northwest Quadrant Wealth Management talks about how credit scores can affect your financial future, how credit scores are determined and how it affects your daily life. He also talks about how you can check your credit score safely, what to look for on your credit report and how you can improve and rebuild your credit score if you have past issues that have hurt your credit.

Season Two of Mt. Bachelor Riverhouse Jazz Series Announced

Sandy Henderson, Associate Producer of the Mt. Bachelor Riverhouse Jazz Series visited the afternoon show to give us a rundown of the upcoming season’s artists which includes the Kandace Springs Quartet kicking things off October 21-22, 2017. Also appearing in season 2, Donald Harrison and the Terell Stafford Quintet, George Colligan/Buster Williams & the Lenny White Trio and the Regina Carter Quintet, among others. Series subscriptions are on sale now.