Daisy Troop 50102 members Anna Pentland, 6, from left, Jilaina McConnell, 6, and Katie Zaw, also 6, make bead necklaces during the Girl Scouts’ 100-year anniversary celebration at the Moose Lodge in Bend on Wednesday. Girls from kindergarten to 12th grade can be members of the group. Girl Scout Daisies, like these girls, are the first step in the hierarchy of the organization and include kindergartners and first-graders. The next step up is Brownies, which is for second- and third-grade girls. Girls who are interested in joining the Girl Scouts can call the Bend service center at 541-389-8146.
Isabella Blackard's life began traumatically. When doctors removed her from her mother via cesarean section on Jan. 22, she was unresponsive and not breathing. Her mother, Cristin Blackard, had realized something was wrong when her water broke and it contained blood. She rushed to the emergency room in Klamath Falls where they found no heartbeat for the baby. Blackard was quickly in surgery. Once the… ... more