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Organizers expect about 175 Cascade Middle School kids to brave some icy waters today; all out of love for a fellow student. Kaheawai Kaonoki  - or "KK" - is a Sparrow at Cascade Middle School and kids have been raising donations to get the chance to “Shiver and Shake” and help KK pay some medical expenses.

 

Organizer Karen Hobbs says a Sparrow is a sick child who is supported financially by their peers. 

 

She says some of the jumpers came from unlikely sources: "Very often you get the girls that want to be popular, and don't want to spoil their hair or their make up spoiling. And I’d say 'do you know KK?' 'Oh yeah, we love KK'  'Then why aren't you jumping? Come on, this is all about KK.' There was a table of 14 girls. One girl said 'Oh, well, give me a form.'  Seven others said, 'I’ll have a form.' So you know what? This is bigger than them. It’s just a wonderful thing to do." 

 

The Shiver and Shake begins at 12:30 p.m. at the Athletic Club of Bend and it is open to the public, if you want to go and watch and donate to a very worthy cause.

 

 

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Jones Road, full road closure between Bennington Lane and NE Butler Market Road. May 18 – August 18, local access only.
 

 

Orion Drive closed in two locations for sewer work; at the intersection with Avery Lane and between Desert Woods Drive and King Hezekiah Way.  From July 11 to Sept. 6. Detours marked.

 

Valhalla Sewer Relocation Project, Mt. Washington Drive at Shevlin Park Road intersection and North to Regency Street. Nighttime closures with detours marked during roundabout construction. Daytime closures for construction towards Regency Street.    7 p.m. – 7 a.m., July 11 – November.

 
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