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Bend’s own Bob Maxwell, one of only 12 living recipients of the Medal of Honor will be honored at Lane Community College next week.  Veteran's advocate Dick Tobiason says Maxwell is a very humble guy, and insists that he is just a symbol for all veterans and wants any accolade to reflect that. "The college is going to dedicate its new veterans center to Bob. It's going to be called the Maxwell Student Veterans Center. So it's going to be a great event on the 5th of November. He's got a family who's going to drive him over there and he has family over there in Creswell."

 

Maxwell taught auto mechanics for about 20 years at LCC and was responsible for the development of the automotive program at Central Oregon Community College as well.

 

Maxwell, who turned 92 last week, is also going to participate in a ceremony at Bend High on November 8th, where a World War II plaque will be re-dedicated.

 

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

Oregon State University off-site improvements for intersection reconstruction, July 11 – August 3,    7 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., at intersection of Chandler Avenue and Yates Drive.

 

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.

 

R.A.B. Construction:

Powell Butte Highway at Neff and Alfalfa Market Roads (8/31)

 
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