Redmond Middle Schooler Holds Second Annual Toy Drive for Children at Shriner’s Hospital

The holidays can be a tough time for many, including those who are unable to spend it with their families due to medical reasons. One middle school student in Redmond, Oregon is hoping to put smiles on children’s’ faces even though they’re spending Christmas in the hospital.

Central Oregon Daily’s Anyssa Bohanan sat down with Payton Gregory, an 11-year-old with a heart of gold, as he collects toys for his second annual toy drive for the Portland Shriners Hospitals for Children.

Jack Compares Real Estate Prices in New Hampshire

We all know home prices in Bend continue to rise and for the average household income it’s near impossible to afford the median price of homes in Bend. Each week Jack Church searches to see what the average income can purchase in Bend while also comparing this to cities of similar size in other states around the country. This week our comparison city is Nashua, New Hampshire with a population close to the same as Bend.

Source on the Scene: Meet the Director of “Rock of Ages”

Central Oregon Daily’s Chris Biggs got a chance to talk to the director, David Dacosta (Thoroughly Modern Productions), of “Rock of Ages” musical playing this weekend at the The Tower Theatre for this week’s “Source on the Scene.”

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And thanks to our Source on the Scene sponsors at Indian Head Casino for giving us the time and resources to bring you some of the best arts and culture that Central Oregon has to offer every Friday night on Central Oregon Daily at 6 p.m. on KOHD and 7 p.m. on KBNZ.

War Stories: Les Davis

One out of every seven Central Oregonians is a veteran. In our weekly War Stories series, we introduce you to the story 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 Les Davis, an Army Korean War veteran.

Special thanks to Gary Gruner Chevrolet Buick GMC in Madras for sponsoring our War Stories segment.