Klamath Life - July/August 2015

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Klamath Life Sensational

Summer Ranch-style Resort life at Aspen Ridge puts guests in the saddle

Pastime and passion Restoring vintage tractors

Tea with a twist

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Sensational Summer On the cover: Guests at Aspen Ridge Resort join Fishhole Creek Ranch manager Larisa Robertson on a tour of the 4,000-acre Bly-area ranch. Read about ranch-resort life in this story by the H&N’s Lee Juillerat. Story on page 5. Cover photo by Lee Juillerat

At the peak of a sensational Klamath Basin summer This issue of Klamath Life, “Sensational Summer” is all that and more. The Klamath Basin has hosted several events already that were huge draws for locals and tourists alike. We’re roll- Gerry O’Brien H&N EDITOR ing into the height of the season with lots to keep you, and any visitors you may wish to entertain, busy. If you haven’t noticed, Klamath Falls sits at the heart of several geologic wonders. It’s a great place to base your operations to see our unique geology in Klamath, Lake, Modoc and Siskiyou counties. There are interesting gems and minerals to be found in our area. Then there’s Lava Beds National Monument if you feel the urge to go spelunking; good for the beginner on up to the expert. Despite its name, Lava Beds a great way to beat the heat — underground.


Other fun things include: Dude ranch life: Our intrepid reporter, Lee Juillerat, explores the dusty fun of vacationing at a working cattle ranch, Aspen Ridge Resort, near Bly. There you can ride horseback with the ranch crew to check on cattle, wet a line in a mountain lake, or meander through a meadow full of wildflowers. All for the sake of R&R. Sports: If baseball is your thing, Kiger Stadium in Klamath Falls will be the place. This Aug. 8-15 the historic, wooden stadium will host the national Babe Ruth World Series. Ten teams of players, age 16 to 18, from around the country will compete. What better way to end your day than to take in an evening ball game. Vineyards: Wine tasting in the Basin is not to be missed either. Reporter Holly Dillemuth profiles a Bonanza winery, how it got its start and how it succeeds in producing mellow wines. Tractors: Or how about an old-fashioned threshing bee? Restored antique tractors, threshers and lots of other expired farm


equipment get fired up each summer near Hildebrand. Read about a local tractor restorer in a story by reporter Samantha Tipler. Foodies: As usual, this issue of Klamath Life runs with local cuisine recipes. Reporter Nora AveryPage gives us a taste of heritage with recipes that are shared from generation to generation. Success stories: This edition also includes our annual “Women in Business” profiles. It celebrates six local business women and gets their thoughts about how to be successful. Finally, there’s a profile of longtime resident Gordon Ross, written by H&N photographer and reporter Steven Silton. Ross has been an ad sales person for the Herald and News, is a cartoonist for our editorial pages and a local author. Makes for good reading. So enjoy this edition. And, as per usual, drop me a line at gobrien@heraldandnews.com about what you’d like to see in future editions of Klamath Life. Gerry O’Brien


Inside: Destinations ◗ In the saddle:

Aspen Ridge Resort gives guests a taste of ranch life. Page 5 ◗ Basin geology:

Taking in a stone-by-stone glimpse of geologic history. Page 8 ◗ Avian super highway: Tips for identifying birds visiting the Basin. Page 9


◗ Legendary Crater Lake:

Klamath Indian legends tell tales from Basin’s past. Page 10 ◗ Power plays: Kiger stadium to host Babe Ruth World Series. Page 13

Country living ◗ Pastime and passion:

Vintage tractor restoration a passion for Merrill farmer. Page 14 ◗ Basin vintners: Bonanza winery offers small-town feel, big taste. Page 18

Cuisine ◗ Tea with a twist:

Transform a summertime favorite with new flavors. Page 20 ◗ Momma’s recipe box: Family recipes filled with tradition, memories. Page 25

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RESORT LIFE Aspen Ridge Resort gives guests a taste of life on a historic working cattle ranch


hree women from the Willamette Valley spent the morning on horseback, scouting out some of the 500-plus mother cows roaming the Fishhole Creek Ranch’s 4,000 acres at Aspen Ridge.

By early afternoon, after they had tied up their horses and adjourned for a nap at their Aspen Ridge Resort cabin. A group of eight celebrating a 50th wedding anniversary arrived and settled in their two adjacent, spacious cabins before dinner. Another pair of visitors arrived shortly afterward, then settled into a spacious second story room overlooking one of the large meadows fronting the resort. For the Willamette Valley trio — Deborrah Haag of Elmira, and Kellie Rahm and Jennie Joiner, both from Creswell — their three-night, four-day stay was focused on guided horseback rides around the ranch’s spacious Fishhole Valley holdings. The three were celebrating Joiner’s 40th birthday. “I wanted to find a place we could go to and enjoy,” Joiner, the birthday girl who organized the outing, explained during the morning ride. “We wanted to be spoiled, at least a little bit. This is perfect. You’ve got meadows and beautiful scenery here.” For Ken and Ellen Bastian of Chiloquin, their two-night 50th anniversary celebration stay wasn’t so physically ambitious. Instead, they spent time with their son and daughter and their spouses, and two grandchildren enjoying an easier-paced stay. For Judy and Marshall Alexander, a two-night resort stay was a chance to get out of Klamath Falls for a few days and see their granddaughter, Ashley Bussey, who’s spending the summer as a chef-server. See RANCH, page 6 Minding the herd: A trio of Willamette Valley horsewomen join Fishhole Creek Ranch manager Larisa Robertson for a working tour of ranch lands and cattle. H&N photo by Lee Juillerat

By LEE JUILLERAT: H&N Regional Editor

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RANCH, from page 5 Visitors to Aspen Ridge Resort, located 18 gravel road miles from Bly, typically customize their vacations to meet their own whims and inklings. Some bring their own horses, but others rent from the ranch’s stables. Unlike typical “dude” ranches, at Aspen Ridge, people join ranch manager Larisa Robertson on whatever rounds need doing. During their stay, Joiner and her friends rode to different areas of the 100-plus-year-old ranch, one day checking out newborn calves. “We wanted to really ride,” Joiner said. “It couldn’t be a better experience.” She was also effusive about the service. When she and her friends realized they needed an extra bale of hay for their horses, Steve Simmons, who owns the ranch and resort with his wife, Karen, donated a bale. And when it appeared the women would have to make several trips hauling water to their horses, Steve and Larisa provided a trough. “Most of the dude ranches are one step from a petting zoo,” Steve said. “They’re not really ranches. This is the real deal. The ranch historically has been a working cattle ranch since the 1800s. We ride horses for a reason, not just for show, so the flavor is different.” Ranch first The ranch came before the resort. The Simmonses — he’s 64, she’s 63 — had recently graduated from the University of California at Davis when they bought the ranch in 1975. Over the years they’ve made a series of improvements — new corrals, better roads, a water system. The cattle operation has evolved. They now have 500 to 600 mother cows and yearlings, an AngusGelbvieh breed. During the winter, the cows and yearlings are moved to Winters, Calif. For years, the family, which grew to include two now grown daughters — Ann Smith and Lynn Cooper — lived in a small cabin. “It was good for our kids. They worked hard, they participated,” Steve says. In 1989, after hosting a string of friends and friends-of-friends, Steve decided to build a resort. “I didn’t think the natural amenities of Bend were equal to the natural amenities of Klamath and Lake counties,” he remembers thinking. “It just sort of fell together. We began to get the idea this was a place to come to.” See RANCH, page 7

‘The ranch historically has been a working cattle ranch since the 1800s. We ride horses for a reason, not just for show, so the flavor is different.’ — Steve Simmons, Aspen Ridge Resort

H&N photos by Lee Juillerat

Decked out: After a work day that includes cooking dinner for guests, Steve and Karen Simmons kick back on the lodge deck. Room & board: The Aspen Ridge Resort include five 1,150-square-foot furnished cabins with full kitchens and beds for up to six people.

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H&N photos by Lee Juillerat

Together: Enjoying dinner are Ken and Ellen Bastian of Chiloquin, who celebrated their 50th anniversary with family. Ranch-style: Steve Simmons slices into a freshly barbecued tri-tip steak.

RANCH, from page 6 He describes the original concept as “almost like a glorified campground. It was going to be rustic, but it got to be non-rustic in a hurry. The idea got bigger. The reality got bigger. Once we got started there was no backing up.” “His idea,” Karen laughs of the resort. “What? We’re going to do what?” she remembers asking. The Aspen Ridge Resort opened in January 1992. The main feature is the not-so-rustic, very comfortable 7,000-square-foot lodge, with a dining room, bar, lobby, game room, outdoor porch, and four upstairs rooms. A short walk away are five 1,250-square-foot furnished cabins with full kitchens and beds for up to six people. “The ranch is easy to operate,” says Steve, who works alongside Robertson and, during busy seasons, hires temporary ranch hands. “It’s a big job, but it isn’t a job that takes a lot of people.” Steve is also the head chef, firing up a series of mesquite charcoal filled barbecues to cook up filet mignons, beef tri-tips, honey chicken, brochette of beef, Spencer steak and pork loin ribs — vegetarian plates are available by request. “I still do all the dinners,” he says. “The taste of that tri-tip has not changed.”

For more information Information about the Aspen Ridge Resort is available at www.aspenrr.com, by calling 541-885-8685 in Oregon or 800-3933323 outside Oregon, visiting their Facebook page, or by emailing aspenrr@gmail. com. Karen helps in the kitchens, as does Ashley Bussey. Horseback riding is an important draw, but so is fishing, whether on nearby U.S. Forest Service lakes and rivers or the ranch’s stocked lake. Karen says some visitors ride mountain bikes or hike on nearby trails, or venture to the nearby Gearhart Mountain Wilderness Area, especially for the short hike to the Palisades. “Everyone’s afraid they might be bored,” Karen says of first-time guests, who often arrive with thoughts of bustling to regional attractions. “And then they get here and don’t want to do anything at all. A lot of parents want to get their kids outside doing something. And a lot of people are looking for a place to go and sit on the deck and relax and read a book.”


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Klamath Basin geology — changes over the ages Ancient lake sediment, volcanic formations evidence of Basin’s past By LACEY JARRELL: H&N Staff Reporter


illions of years before the emergence of geologic formations that outline the Klamath Basin, much of the region was covered in an unnamed, high body of water. According to retired geologist Tommy Wells, the lake spanned about 60 miles, east to west, at least 5 million years ago. Today, the white chalky sediment that was formed from dead aquatic microorganisms settling on the lake bottom can be seen in several of the Basin’s exposed rock faces. Wells explained that as oceanic crust in the Pacific Ocean plunged farther under the conti-

including those associated with the Basin, began emerging. Several cutouts for road right-of-ways have revealed deep layers of lake bottom sedimentary bands now known as the Yonna Formation. Bright white bands from the ancient lake sediment can be most prominently seen on the west side of Highway 97, north of Collier Memorial State Park. “That’s probably one of the most spectacular displays,” Wells said. H&N photo by Lacey Jarrell Another site on Highway 97 is Ancient lake bed: Just north of Klamath Falls, near the weigh station, just north of Klamath Falls on the passersby can catch a glimpse exposed lake-bottom sediment. The east side of the highway. The formation is topped by a chunky layer chalky white sediment is covered by a layer of basalt. of brown basalt, which was formed as basaltic lava cooled. nental crust of North America — a ring along the Cascadia Subduction process called subduction, occurZone — mountains and ridges, ljarrell@heraldandnews.com;


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be found in several locations in Lake County, including the Spectrum Sunstone Mine, a public collection area about 25 miles north of Plush. Sunstone is a transparent feldspar gemstone, and it is often used to make jewelry. Sunstones can range from pale yellow to orange or red, although other minerals present in sunstones can also make them appear green or blue.


Obsidian is smooth stone that forms when lava cools so quickly atoms are unable to arrange into a crystalline structure. Pure obsidian is usually dark in appearance, though it can range in color from brown, tan, green or an iridescent rainbow. The color of obsidian can change depending on how it is cut. Rockhounds can find obsidian near Davis Creek, Calif., on Highway 395. Obsidian collectors are required to have a free obsidian gathering permit, which can be picked up at the Davis Creek Mercantile.


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Locally named mixed-color silicate stone formed in an old hot spring area north of Klamath Falls. Yadenite is found in a variety of colors, including jasper, agate and rose. Yadenite pebbles and boulders, some weighing more than 400 pounds, can be found in open areas near the Oregon Institute of Technology and Sky Lakes Medical Center.

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Along the avian superhighway By LACEY JARRELL: H&N Staff Reporter


illions of birds utilize the Klamath Basin’s abundant marshes and wetlands during their annual migration along the Pacific Flyway. The northsouth avian superhighway is a primary

stopover for seasonal birds, such as geese, pelicans and bald eagles. Other species, such as the black-billed magpie, live in the Basin year-round. The Klamath Basin is known to bird enthu-

American white pelican: American white pelicans can be seen nesting and feeding in several locations across the Klamath Basin. The large birds, which can have up to a 9-foot wingspan, are known to breed in nest colonies in Modoc and Klamath counties at Lower Klamath National Wildlife Refuge, Clear Lake National Wildlife Refuge and Upper Klamath Lake, Oregon’s largest lake. American white pelicans are cooperative feeders that typically forage together in flocks, by coordinating their swimming and driving schooling fish toward the shallows. Peak months for viewing pelicans in the Klamath Basin are August and September.

Bald eagle: The Klamath Basin is home to one of the largest concentrations of the United States’ national emblem: the bald eagle. Eagles are known to nest in oldgrowth trees and to dine on fish, small mammals, gulls and waterfowl. Eagle nests can be up to 6 feet in diameter and 2 to 4 feet tall. In the Basin, bald eagles are most abundant in late November through mid-March; numbers typically peak in mid-February. Wintering bald eagles can be observed at Tule Lake and Lower Klamath national wildlife refuges and the Klamath Wildlife Area near Miller Island. Eagles can also be observed taking flight each morning from Bear Valley Refuge, south of Klamath Falls. Bear Valley is closed to the public.

Black-billed magpie: Black-billed magpies are a mostly white-and-black bird commonly seen scavenging along roads. Adult magpies can grow up to 2 feet long. This species dines on

siasts worldwide as a prime location for spying bird diversity. This Klamath Life piece will help you recognize five species that can be spotted at several locations across Klamath County.

wild fruits and grains, as well as grasshoppers and beetles found while foraging on the ground. Black-billed magpies also kill small mammals, such as squirrels and voles, and raid birds’ nests. They are often seen on roadsides because carrion is also a main food source. Black-billed magpies live year-round in Klamath, Lake and Modoc counties.

Clark’s nutcracker: Clark’s nutcracker is a common sight year-round at Crater Lake National Park. The gray, black and white species often travels in flocks. Clark’s nutcracker is in the crow family. It has a short tail and a long, straight, sharp-tipped bill. These birds are closely associated with pines, such as whitebark pine and limber pine, because they feed year-round on fresh and stored pine seeds. In Oregon, Clark’s nutcrackers are seen above 4,000 feet in the Cascade and Siskiyou mountain ranges, and they can be viewed along the rim at Crater Lake National Park.

Prairie falcon: The brown-and-white prairie falcon is a well-known large falcon of the West. A prairie falcon can be identified by the brown spots and bars on its white chest and the telltale dark “mustache” on its face. Prairie falcons inhabit grasslands, shrub-steppe, deserts, and other open areas of the West, up to about a 10,000 foot elevation. During the winter, they also reside in cultivated fields, lakeshores, desert scrub, as well as feedlots where European starlings may provide a steady food source. Most prairie falcon nests can be seen on overhanging, south-facing cliffs up to 500 feet high, and in trees. They are also known to nest atop power poles, on buildings and in caves or quarries. They sometimes use abandoned nests of other species, such as ravens and golden eagles. Photos courtesy of the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife

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C y rater La r a d n e g Le Tales of the lake’s creation and ke monsters that dwell within

By LEE JUILLERAT H&N Regional Editor


rater Lake’s creation has been the topic of several Klamath Indian legends. The first that follows, “How Crater Lake came to be,” is a Klamath legend about the lake’s creation. It was told to Barbara Alatorre, a Klamath Tribes elder and historian. When published in 2002, she said the story was passed down to her by family members when she was a small girl.

Illustration from “The Mountain with a Hole in the Top: Reflections on Crater Lake”

One day, Great Spirit Beings pushed ice through a hole in the sky to build a great mountain, Moyaina (Mount Mazama). Then the spirits climbed down to Earth and created the Klamath terrain by digging tunnel-like caverns beneath the earth and pushing up the Cascade Range. Hundreds of rivers, marshes and lakes emerged from underground, and trees, meadows and plants sprang up everywhere. All of the Spirits returned to the Nolis-Gaeni, the afterworld, except the Spirit chief Gmo’Kamc, who made a new home inside Mlaiksi (Mount Shasta). Gmo’Kamc created human beings to live on the lake shores around him: the Klamath Lake People, the Modoc Lake People (Modoc Lake is now called Tule Lake), and Yahooskni People on the water now known as Goose Lake. Chief of the Below World, Monadalkni, envied Gmo’Kamc’s beautiful Indian domain and returned many times to watch the Ma’Klaks. One day he spied an extraordinary maiden surrounded by brave warriors who wanted to marry her. Loha was the daughter of the Klamath chief, and she refused to marry anyone. Still, Monadalkni dispatched Skooks, his trusted emissary, to propose on his behalf. See LEGENDS, page 11

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LEGENDS, from page 10 On the night of the Ma’Klaks coming-out ceremony, Skooks suddenly appeared, hooded in dark wolf skin. Interrupting a ceremonial dance, he stepped before Loha and her family bearing lavish gifts: beaver pelts, valuable feathers of the red woodpecker, horses and white deer skins. “My Chief sends these offerings for your hand in everlasting marriage,” he said. “Eternal life will be yours as you become one and live in a big mountain abode forever.” As Skooks’ hideous crimson red eyes gaped at the maiden, the Ma’Klaks of the village watched her other suitors disappear in a flash of orange light. Loha raced to her father’s tule lodge crying out, “No, I don’t want to live in a mountain!” The Klamath chief quickly called elders and medicine men to coun-

cil in his lodge. They decided that Loha must be whisked away to their Modoc brothers to the south. Skooks returned the next night demanding Loha’s whereabouts, but no one in the tribe would speak. When Monadalkni learned of the maiden’s disappearance, he shook with violent anger and threatened fiery vengeance on Loha’s people. Monadalkni began running back and forth in the passageways beneath Moy-yaina, throwing lightning bolts and causing the mountain to explode with such force that molten lava rained like hot pitch upon the People of the Lakes. Giant fireballs shot out of the mountain as it erupted in deafening booms five times in succession! Women and children took refuge in Klamath Lake, crying and calling out for the Great Spirit to save them. Monadalkni ran to the top

of the mountain and faced Gmo’Kamc. They fought enraged, silhouetted against the red glow illuminating the rumbling Cascades. The good chief finally forced the Chief of the Below World back underground and collapsed the mountaintop onto the entrance of the underworld. A huge crater remained where the peak used to be. Medicine men sang their sacred songs for rain to put out the fires. The rains came, filling the crater with water and creating the lake called Gii-was. Cradled in the bosom of Tum-sum-ne (Klamath/ Modoc for “the big mountain with top cut off”), Gii-was became a holy place the Ma’Klaks kept secret for more than 7,000 years, until one day in 1852 when a white man accidentally discovered it. In 1902, Gii-was became Crater Lake National Park.

Crater Lake (Lao’s Daughter) Another legend, “Crater Lake, (Lao’s Daughter),” was narrated in the Klamath language in 1951 by Herbert Nelson, a Klamath Indian, and translated by Theodore Stern. It relates the battle between Lao (or Llao), the monster who lives in the lake, and Mink (or Sqel, Skell or Old Marten).

PART I Weasel was always looking around for something. One afternoon, he spied a buzzard circling far aloft. Weasel kept his eye on him. Sitting up there on the mat lodge, he called, “Chetstesis!” Chetstesis (Mink, his elder brother) did not answer. “Chetstesis!” Weasel called louder. Mink made no reply, not even once. Now afar, there were many buzzards circling. Perhaps the buzzards saw something. “I am going to run down and go over there to look.” He ran off, aiming right at that place. Out of sight in the grass he ran, looking upward, with his eye on the buzzards. On and on he went, hidden from sight, until

The manuscript is located in the files at Crater Lake National Park and was published in “The Mountain With a Hole in the Top: Reflections of Crater Lake,” the Shaw Journal published in 2001 and available from the Shaw Historical Library at Oregon Institute of Technology, 541-885-1686.

the buzzards were circling above him. Then suddenly he almost ran into a woman lying in the tall grass. Weasel kept his eyes on the woman. She was very beautiful indeed, with mother-of-pearl earrings and big eyes. Weasel backed away again. When he had moved out of sight in the green grass, he ran back home. He went in. Chetstesis sat by the fire. Weasel said, “Chestesis! I found a woman for you who is truly beautiful.” Chetstesis said nothing. Weasel repeated, saying, “Chetstesis, I found a woman for you who is truly beautiful.” Then Chetstesis spoke up and said, “Where did you find the woman?” Weasel replied, “Far off there she was lying in the grass.”

Now it began to grow dusk. Mink went to bed. Then Lao’s daughter (the woman) entered in the darkness. She sat down close to Mink. When she had sat down, she spat out mother-of-pearl beads. When she spat it made a sound like “jik!” Again she spat on the ground. Now Little Tick (Mink’s wife) got ready. Reaching out, she drew toward her a bag of beads. Lao’s daughter spat again. Mink’s wife untied the bag and put the beads into her mouth. Now Mink’s wife spat out a bead. Lao’s daughter spat one more. Now Little Tick spat a bead ... At last, Lao’s daughter prevailed, and Mink fell asleep. See LEGENDS, page 12

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❘ Culture LEGENDS, from page 11 Then Lao’s daughter went toward old Mink and lay down beside him. She tickled him with her scratching stick. Mink said, “Don’t do that!” Lao’s daughter tickled him with all her strength. Mink told her once more to stop, but without listening she went on tickling him; then thrust toward Mink’s heart. Then Lao’s daughter took out his heart. Now she went out again, carrying the heart in her hand. Once more Lao’s daughter returned to Crater Lake. She went where they were playing. She handed them the heart. They took it. Now they sewed buckskin tightly around it. Then they played with it, Mink’s heart. Mink’s heart was their ball. They played with it together. Weasel ran about. He went yonder where lived Old Man Gmukamps. He came to the place and entered the mat lodge. Old Man saw Weasel. “What is it you want?” Weasel told Gmukamps what had happened. “Lao’s daughter carried off Chetstesis’ heart. I’ve come to ask your help.” Old Man replied, “Indeed, is that the matter? I shall go over there where they are playing together. Then I’ll find out how they play the game and right afterward I’ll tell you what to do.” Weasel said, “Yes, indeed!” “Now, I shall tell you how to find fast runners.” Weasel answered, “Yes, indeed!” “Go! You will go and find Red Fox. Then go and find Dove. Then go find Eagle. I shall be playing with those people there. When Mink’s heart reaches me, I will start to run off with it. When I start to run with Mink’s heart in hand, I shall run up to where Red Fox is waiting. When I run up to him I shall hand him that heart. Red Fox will start to run with it. He will run up to where little Marten waits. Red Fox will hand it over, and Marten will run up a tree, far on high he will run up. When he is far up, he will jump across to another, and again to another one. Then Marten, jumping across, will turn it over to Dove. Dove, taking the heart higher in the trees. From there he will call out, “O-o-o-o-l, o-o-o-o-l, o-o-o-o,” then the people will hear the call. ‘A-a-a-ah’ they will say. ‘It’s far off. They’ve reached the edge of the earth.’ Then Dove will fly to Eagle’s. He will hand the heart to Eagle. Old Eagle

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will soar away, Zip! Then he will fly to Mink’s home, Mount Yamsay. He will arrive, Eagle. Eagle will hand you Mink’s heart. You will soak the heart in water. Then you will put in back inside Mink again. Mink will wake up. Now go and find the fast-runners and tell them what to do.” Weasel went and found Red Fox. He said, “I want you to help me. You stand and wait right here. When he, Old Man, runs up to you, heart in hand, he will give it to you. Then start to run off with the heart and then give it to Marten.” Weasel went and found Marten. Weasel told Marten what to do. Then Weasel went and found Dove. Weasel told Dove what to do. Then he went and found Eagle. He told Eagle what to do. Gmukamps played with the people. Now he waited, until the heart reached him. Then the heart came to Gmukamps and he started off. Running out of the crowd, he sped away. In a body, the people ran after him and tried to catch him. Gmukamps became a stump. When the people ran up to him, Gmukamps started to run off again. Then he turned into a thicket. The people ran into the thicket, and once more he ran away. Then he turned into water, a creek. The people waded across the water. Again, Gmukamps started off and ran away. Now he reached the place where Red Fox was waiting. Red Fox started off with the heart. He gave it to Marten. Up there in the trees he ran, did Marten. Then he handed it to Dove. Flying up, Dove lit on a limb. Now he cried, “O-o-o-ol, o-o-o-ol, o-o-o-ol!” Then the people heard Dove call. They said, “A-a-a-ah, it’s way off at the edge of the earth!” Then the people turned and went back. Dove now gave the heart to Eagle. Eagle soared away, bearing it in his claws, and with it came to Mink’s house. Weasel took the heart and, soaking it in water, put it back within Mink. Mink awoke, became once more a person. (Meanwhile, says another version, Weasel had burrowed up to Lao’s daughter and had killed her with an arrow. Lao set out to secure revenge.)

PART II Then it became dusk. Lao made ready at his home, Crater Lake. Lao started out in this direction. He came on, aiming at Yamsay, the house of old Mink. Now he reached there. Now he went in. He went straight to Mink, grabbed him, and carried him outside. Then he bore him toward Crater Lake. Now far over there at Crater Lake he climbed up to the top of the mountain. Old Mink looked back toward his home. He felt bad inside. “Let go of this hand! A louse is biting me.” Lao let go of Mink’s hand. Mink reached back again. “A louse is biting my neck.” Now he grabbed his ime, his special weapon, which he had concealed at the nape of his neck. He brought it back again. He cut his throat. Lao fell down hard. Then old Mink cut Lao into pieces. He cut off this arm, the left side of Lao’s body. He cut off the left leg. He cut off the other arm, the right one. He cut off the right leg. Then he cut off his liver and windpipe and lungs. He cut off his head. Now he threw a leg into the lake. “Here’s Mink’s leg!” He threw it into the water, and Crawfish, the children of Lao, ran up together and ate it. “Here’s another leg of Mink’s.” He threw it into the water and Crawfish, running up together, ate it. Once more he threw an arm into the water. “Here’s Mink’s arm!” When he threw it into the water, Crawfish ran up in a body and ate it. Again he threw another arm into the water. “Here’s Mink’s other arm!” He threw it in the water and the Crawfish ran together to eat it. Then he threw into the water all this: heart, windpipe and lungs, and liver. “Here’s Mink’s heart, windpipe and lungs, and liver!” Now the crawfish came and ate all that. Then, “Here’s Lao’s head!” Bawak! Sound of head splashing into the water. The Crawfish, recognizing their father, scattered in all directions. Then that head of Lao’s lodged there. This is Wizard Island.

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Kiger Stadium to host championship series August 8-15 By STEVE MATTHIES H&N Sports Editor

For the first time in more than four decades, Kiger Stadium will play host to another World Series. The 16-18 Babe Ruth World Series begins with pool play Saturday, Aug. 8, and will conclude one week later with the Aug. 15 championship game. Eight regional champions will join host Crater Lake 16-18 Babe Ruth and one invitational team for the 10-team tournament. There will be two, fivetime pools during which round robin play will take place. The top three teams from each pool then advance to the single-elimination bracket tournament. The host team, which represents the oldest program strictly for 16-18 Babe Ruth players in the Pacific Northwest, placed second in last year’s tournament which was played in Ephrata, Wash. The Crater Lake program was formed in 1971. The host team from that tournament, the Columbia Basin River Dogs, are a perennial power and could represent the Pacific Northwest in the first World Series played at Kiger Stadium since 1970, when Klamath Falls hosted the American Legion series.

Klamath Falls, and Kiger Stadium, also were host to the 1968 13-15 Babe Ruth World Series. The tournament also marks the sixth time in the last 25 years Kiger Stadium has hosted a major 16-18 Babe Ruth tournament. The five other competitions all were regional tournaments. American Legion and 13-15 Babe Ruth regionals also have been played at the stadium several times. The 1992 and 1998 16-18 regional champions — Vancouver, Wash., and the River Dogs, respectively — from the tournament in Klamath Falls went on to win the World Series. Pacific Northwest champions have won the World Series several times — Seattle in 1972, Kirkland, Wash., 1975; Forest Grove, 1989; Vancouver, 1995; Portland, 2008; and Puget Sound, 2009. Teams from San Gabriel, Calif., have 10 titles, the most recent in 2007. Several of the regional tournaments at Kiger Stadium also have seen a number of players who went on to play in the major leagues. Alan Embree, now the head baseball coach at Bend’s Summit High, played at Kiger Stadium in 1988. In 1992, it was Richie Sexson, while Ryan Doumit was in the 1998 regionals. Erik Bennett, whose nephew is on this year’s Crater Lake team and played last year, played at Kiger Stadium in the late 1980s. Harold Reynolds played for the Seattle Mariners before becoming a

host of several ESPN baseball programs. Jeff Francis, who played against Oregon Tech when he was at the University of British Columbia, might well wish to forget his lone pitching appearance at Kiger Stadium. The Hustlin’ Owls, whose coach then was Pete Whisler, pounded Francis to hand the Thunderbirds a one-sided defeat. Since the West Coast League has come to Klamath Falls, there are other players to play at the stadium and move on to the major leagues, including Chris Davis of the Baltimore Orioles. From the high school ranks, Kansas City Royals pitcher Jeremy Guthrie pitched for both Ashland High School and the Medford Mustangs in games at Kiger Stadium. All 10 of the competing teams are expected to be in Klamath Falls no later than Aug. 6, with a pre-tournament banquet to be hosted at Mike’s Fieldhouse Friday, Aug. 7. There also will be a tournament parade in downtown Klamath Falls. The host tournament committee still is looking for diamond girls, bat boys, host families and other help with the tournament. Interested individual should visit www.2015baberuthworldseries.com to learn more details about working with the tournament. Tickets are available at the same website. smatthies@heraldandnews.com

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They just don’t make ’em like they used to Tractor restoration becomes a pastime and passion for retired Merrill farmer Larry Paschke By SAMANTHA TIPLER: H&N Staff Reporter

A classic: When Larry Paschke retired from a lifetime on the farm, he needed something to stay busy. He found classic AllisChalmers tractors. He’s been restoring them for a decade now. H&N photo by Samantha Tipler


arry Paschke, 78, doesn’t remember his family’s first tractor, but he remembers the second. It was a 1937 Allis-Chalmers with steel wheels.

“The WC in ‘34 cost Dad $400 on steel. He didn’t think he could afford $200 for the rubber in ‘34. He only kept it for three years and the ‘37 had rubber,” he said. “Your average tractor being farmed with now costs over 200 grand. Or a swather, it’s over 150 grand. Our first swather was $5,600, 50 years ago. Dad thought it was worse than the national debt.” Today Paschke has an Allis-Chalmers just like his family’s second tractor. And he has seven more either fully restored or on the way to being that way. While some people revel in restoring classic cars, there is a rare breed of restoration expert focused on farm implements of the past. Paschke, who still lives on his family’s farm near Merrill, is one of them. “Sometimes I think we’re crazy,” Paschke said with a laugh. Tractor power Those “crazy” folks get together every summer for the Hildebrand Threshing Bee at the Bodnar Farm in the Hildebrand area a few miles off Highway 140 and about 25 miles east of Klamath Falls. See TRACTOR, page 15

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TRACTOR, from page 14 Like a classic car show, restoration experts bring their best when it comes to classic farm equipment. Some date back to the very beginning with steam power. That was what Paschke’s family’s first tractor ran on: steam. But he was too young to remember it. “He got rid of it when I was still a baby. I never did see it,” Paschke said. “But’cha see, Grandad dated back to the steam engines.” His family first farmed in Minnesota. There, Paschke remembers using horse teams during World War II because fuel was rationed. “I remember the end of the horses. The horse use died after the war,” he said. “Dad used horses for

certain things because of the shortage of gas.” Paschke didn’t drive horses much himself, though he does remember loading hay with horses. By the time he came of age, the war was over and tractors were in. The family moved to Oregon when Paschke was in his 20s, first to Ashland in 1950, then over to the Merrill area in 1964. He farmed with his father, eventually taking over the hay and grain operation until Paschke himself retired. Still working But retiring didn’t mean stopping. Paschke found another way to keep busy. He bought his first tractor to restore in 2005. See TRACTOR, page 16

In attendance: Larry Paschke points to photos from a classic tractor event he attended in Washington with 706 tractors. Of those, 275 were Allis-Chalmers in attendance. Restoration: Larry Paschke has been working on this 1949 B engine Allis Chalmers for some time. This project has taken more work than he expected.

H&N photos by Samantha Tipler

The most: Larry Paschke said this 1929 Allis-Chalmers tractor was the most expensive to rebuild, and now is the most difficult to drive.

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TRACTOR, from page 15 “This was the first one I did,” he said, pointing to a 1938 Allis-Chalmers WF. It’s one of eight he’s either restored or is still working on. The first week of July he brought out four of the bright-orange machines to glisten in the mid-summer sun. His oldest is a 1929 Continental U. “It’s an expensive sucker,” Paschke said. Small parts for it cost more than $300, he said, while kits for the others cost $600 total. He found the 1929 sitting in Washington on the north side of the Columbia River. “It was a rust bucket,” he said. But he bought it and took it home for a project. Though many people can find parts on the Internet, Paschke is old-fashioned. He will call a guy he knows who can get him a part if he needs one. “I saw this tractor when he first got it,” said Ronn Boehlke, president of the Early Day Gas Engine and Tractor Association Branch 21, which puts on the Hildebrand Threshing Bee every year. “I didn’t figure he’d ever be able to do anything with it. It was the ugliest, rustiest thing.” In 1929 it was “top of the line,” Paschke said, but in 2015 it’s a relic of the past. “That one has to be the worst driving thing you’ve ever driven,” Paschke said “It’s hard to shift. It just steers hard. I even accuse the throttle of being hard.” See TRACTOR, page 17

H&N photo by Samantha Tipler

Prized moments: Ribbons, articles, photos and other mementos from tractor events hang on the surfaces of Larry Paschke’s machine shop.

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TRACTOR, from page 16

If you go What: Hildebrand Threshing Bee featuring antique engines, demonstrations, tractor parade and pull, Country Kitchen and silent auction included. When: Sept. 5 and 6 Where: Bodnar Chimney Rock Ranch, 9700 Egert Road, Dairy Cost: Free admission

Even with the stubbornness of the 1929, Paschke kept working. In July he also showcased his 1936 WC. “This one they only made for four years,” Boehlke said “They dumped it in the middle of World War II because the engine was too small. They didn’t want to get a different engine because they had military contracts for the war. They only made 5,000 of those.” And a 1939 RC, which had a unique configuration: two big tires on the back and two small ones close together on the front, like a tricycle. “It didn’t come with it,” he said. “I had to buy another tractor just for the front end.” Loyal to the brand “Everybody that does this, somehow they settle on the brand that they do. Larry does Allises” said Boehlke’s son, who is also named Ronn. When the Boehlkes started restoring tractors they wanted to do John Deeres, but found that classic tractor too expensive. “Somebody told us about a Minneapolis Moline. They said ‘You want it? Haul it off.’ That thing, we got it back, put gas in it, cleaned out the carburetor, put the battery in and the thing started right up,” the younger Boehlke said. “Well, then, the next tractor we find is Minneapolis Moline. So now he collects Minneapolis Molines.”

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“Sometimes the tractor chooses you,” the elder Boehlke said. Paschke is an Allis-Chalmers man through and through. “I have eight total. Don’t count what was used on the place, just the ones I restored or haven’t got done,” he said and added, with a smile, “If I hadn’t been so lazy, there’d been more done.” In his shop, where he’s working on a difficult 1949 Allis-Chalmers B, the company’s nameplate and signs decorate the walls. So do ribbons, photos and other memorabilia from tractor shows he’s attended over the years. One event in Washington had 706 tractors, 275 of them were Allis-Chalmers. Now, with the cost of fuel, Paschke said he goes to about four shows a year, hauling two of his machines on a large trailer. Allis-Chalmers always worked well for the family farm. “Out of 28 tractors over 70 years, 18 were Allises,” Paschke said. “Oh yeah, lots of memories.” “No matter where you go, or what show you go to, tractor people are good people,” said the older Boehlke. “If you have a problem, there’s all kinds willing to jump in and help ya. That’s the way tractor people are.”

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From hobby to winery: Connie Masten, left, pours wine for customers at M’Bellish during a Third Thursday event in June. Connie and Ken Masten own 12 Ranch Wines in Bonanza.

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en and Connie Masten, owners of 12 Ranch Wines, poured wine and laughed with customers at a recent Third Thursday event at M’Bellish. As the only winery in Klamath County, the couple has developed a steady following for their unfiltered merlot, cabernet sauvignon, Syrah, Viognier and Pinot Gris wines, all manufactured at their Bonanza Ranch for almost 12 years. “They call this our hobby gone astray,” Ken said during the June Third Thursday wine

tasting event in downtown Klamath Falls. But the couple’s operation, which started as a hobby, almost didn’t happen. In fact, you could say the couple let the idea for 12 Ranch Wines sit, or in terms of the industry, ferment, before it became the first winery in Klamath County. “The first time we tried it, it didn’t go over so well,” said Ken, of the couple’s plans to open a winery. “We got pretty frustrated with it.” The Mastens put their idea of owning a winery on hold for about a year before giving it another go. 12 Ranch Wines took shape after they received confirmation to open their winery on a commercial basis in 2004. Now the couple makes 500 cases of wine each year with the capacity for at

least 1,000 cases. “It definitely helped having the right letterhead on top,” Ken said with a laugh, about the process of becoming a winery. Humble beginnings The Mastens never planned to open a winery until after a chance birthday gift from Ken to his wife, Connie, in 2000. The pair took a winemaking class at the Oregon State University Extension Center in Central Point. At the time, Ken operated the ranch full time and Connie served as a federal meat inspector for a local business; admittedly not the routine background of winery owners. See WINERY, page 19

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WINERY, from page 18 They made two cases of wine through the class, Ken said, unknowingly laying the groundwork for a future budding business. They started making wines for friends and entering competitions, and eventually decided in 2002 and 2003 to pursue a winery of their own. “Our friends liked it; let’s see if we can sell it,” Connie said, of their idea to open the winery. Hometown winery, big time taste The pair manufactures 500 cases of wine in an industry where 5,000 cases can be considered small, but they like it that way. “(It’s) Very small, almost a boutique winery,” Ken said, describing their business. “We like it with just the two of us,” he added. “We figure if something comes along, we could easily double our capacity and probably keep everything just like it is.” While a small operation, making wine in any capacity is no small endeavor, but the couple intends to keep its business as simple as possible. They live just down the road from the operation. At their home they host small receptions, meetings, and other events by appointment. An ‘aromatic’ process The couple spends the autumn months fermenting grapes, which produces the sweetest of aromas, including apricot and peach, Connie said. “It’s very satisfying to make a wine that I like and that everybody else likes,” she said. The wine is manufactured and bottled in a 700- to 800-square-foot warehouse. In the fall, the couple picks up the grapes in Ashland and Sams Valley, Ore., in the fall where they are harvested. “The first thing we do to the grapes when they come off the trucks is we crush them,” Connie said. “Then the fermenting (process) is right after that.” Ken explained part of the fermenting process involves converting sugar to alcohol, which produces carbon dioxide. “It’s not all about the sugar,”

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Family business: The Mastens offer a winery with wide open spaces near their ranch in Bonanza. Ken, center, and his wife, Connie, right, own and operate the winery with help from their daughter, McKenzie Masten, left, of Eugene, and Australian shepherd, Quincey.

Connie added, explaining that just as important is the trifecta of brick, pH and acid. “It’s a triangle — you want to hit all three of those in your wine-maker’s range.” “We probably don’t make a wine we don’t like,” Connie added. Customer and 12 Ranch Vino Ranch wine club member Zelda Langdale agrees. Langdale’s favorite is a white wine, the Viognier. “They have a delightful winery, it’s really special to have that here,” Langdale said proudly during the Mastens Third Thursday wine tasting event. Having lived in cities such as San Francisco and Washington, D.C., before retiring in the Klamath Basin, the 77-year-old Langdale was surprised to find the business so close to home. “I said, ‘You’re kidding,’ ” she said. “I didn’t believe it ’til I got there. “I know good wine and I’m very impressed.” People over profit For the Mastens, the winery is about much more than turning

a profit. It’s turned into a way for them to meet good friends, spend time with family, and meet customers, like Langdale. “We’ve made some incredible friends through it,” Connie said. “We get to meet some fantastic people.” The couple has visitors to their ranch from as far away as Japan, Germany, Singapore and The Netherlands; some are referred to the winery from the Running Y Ranch. The Mastens also enjoy hosting locals from around the region and travelers coming through. To help market their wines, the couple turned to family, as their daughter, McKenzie is a graduate of the University of Oregon graphic design program. She designed a new wine bottle label for the winery’s Positively Red, Pinot Gris and Malbec for her family’s business in 2013. Even 3-year-old Australian shepherd, Quincey, lends a hand, or a paw, by greeting visitors with a cheerful countenance and a wagging tail. The family will celebrate its 12th

year processing grapes this year, and its 11th in commercial business. The No. 12 has a certain significance for the family — it’s been registered in the Oregon brand book for a century, Ken said, and was used by his grandfather’s family to brand cattle. Now the number likely has a special meaning for those who shop for wine in the area and around the state. Contact the winery at 541545-1204 to set up a wine tasting appointment at 4550 Burgdorf Road, Bonanza. To learn more about the wine club, Vino Ranch, go online at www.12ranchwines.com.


If you go: What: 12 Ranch Wines Where: 4550 Burgdorf Road, Bonanza When: Wine tasting by appointment only by calling 541-545-1204. To learn more, go online at www.12ranchwines.com.

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By NORA AVERY-PAGE H&N Staff Reporter

Iced tea and summer are the perfect pair. But plain iced tea, even sweet tea, can be a bit boring — spice up your favorite hot weather drink by adding a few extra delicious ingredients. Try adding fruit — either mashed, blended, or juiced — to your tea for a yummy kick, mix your best brew with sparkling water or lemon-lime soda for a fizzy treat, or experiment by adding different amounts of lemonade to make your own perfect Arnold Palmer blend. Tea isn’t only for drinks, though; it can add a subtle herb or floral flavor to baked goods. Or mix it with fruit, cream and a dash of sweetener to make a unique frozen ice pop. Tea can even become a unique cocktail base — its herbal flavor pairs well with equally herbal gin, or mix it with your favorite spirit instead. Crowd pleaser Tea drinks and desserts are ideal for big gatherings, too, because it’s easy to make a lot of tea at one time, with minimal extra work. A fruit-infused iced tea can be the star of your next barbecue. Liquid sweeteners mix better with cold drinks than granulated sugar, so consider making a large batch of simple sugar (heat equal parts water and sugar until the sugar dissolves and liquid thickens), or use other liquid sweeteners, such as agave nectar. You can add flavor to your simple syrup as well to add an extra kick to your iced tea. Look to the garden for flavor inspiration — try lavender, basil, mint, rosemary, or other herbs. Citrus and fruit flavors also pair deliciously with both green and black teas. See TEA, page 21 Herbal twist: A garnish of lavender adds summertime zest to a honey-lemon flavored Earl Grey tea cocktail. H&N photo by Nora Avery-Page

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TEA, from page 20

Sweet Peach Iced Tea Popsicles

SWEET PEACH ICED TEA POPSICLES 1 medium-to-large peach Sweet tea (homemade or store bought), amount depends on size of ice pop mold

Wash and slice one medium-to-large peach. Add 1 to 3 slices to each popsicle mold. Next, make a batch of sweet tea or use store bought tea instead, if you prefer. Pour tea over peach slices, into popsicles molds. Put in the freezer for 30 to 60 minutes. Pull the popsicle molds out and add popsicle sticks. Then put them back in the freezer to fully harden. Once frozen, remove molds from the freezer, run warm water over the molds for 10 seconds, pull the pops out, and enjoy.

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1 lb. strawberries, hulled 2 tsp. freshly squeezed orange juice 2 cups green tea, brewed and chilled 2 Tbsp. agave nectar 1/4 cup fresh basil, finely chopped

In a blender, combine all ingredients. Blend for 30 seconds or until mixture is smooth. Divide mixture between popsicle molds and freeze for 6 hours.

Recipe from papernstitchblog.com

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TEA, from page 21


6 oz. cold Earl Grey tea 1 1/4 oz. gin 1 1/4 oz. honey simple syrup (recipe below) 1/2 oz. fresh-squeezed lemon juice 2 lavender sprigs

Brew 4 cups Earl Grey tea. This will give you enough to make a few cocktails. Store in the refrigerator to keep cold. Make a batch of honey simple syrup to store in the refrigerator as well. Mix 5 cups water and 1 cup honey in a saucepan. Bring to a simmer until honey has dissolved. Cool in the refrigerator. Add all of the above ingredients into a cocktail shaker, with two sprigs lavender and ice. Shake several times. Then strain the cocktail into a glass over one large ice cube. Garnish with lavender. Makes one cocktail.

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TEA, from page 22

CAMOMILE TEA & LEMON SHORTBREAD 2 sticks softened butter 1/2 cup plus 1 Tbsp. superfine sugar, plus extra for sprinkling Finely grated zest of 1 lemon Contents of 3 chamomile tea bags (about 4 tsp.), make sure it is finely ground tea 1/4 tsp. salt 1 3/4 cups plus 2 Tbsp. plain flour 3/4 cup plus 2 Tbsp. cornstarch

Whisk the butter and sugar together in an electric mixer until pale and fluffy then cut open the tea bags and tip in the loose tea leaves (make sure they are finely ground). Add the lemon zest and salt and whisk to combine. In a separate bowl, sift together the flour

and cornstarch then add it to the butter mixture and mix until it forms a dough; shape into a ball. Roll the dough out on a lightly floured surface to a scant 1/4-inch thick. Cut into whatever shapes you like and place on two baking trays, prick each biscuit several times with the tines of a fork. Place the trays of biscuits in the freezer for about 15 minutes (or for at least 30 minutes in the fridge), while you heat the oven to 325 degrees. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, until just golden around the edges. Leave to cool on the trays for a couple of minutes then transfer to a wire rack, sprinkle with sugar and leave to cool completely.

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PEACH CHAMOMILE PANNA COTTA For panna cotta 1 cup milk 1/4 cup sugar 1 1/2 Tbsp. gelatin, bloomed 1 1/2 cups cream (any combination of heavy cream / half and half) 1 tsp. vanilla extract For peach gelee 1 cup strong chamomile tea 1 cup peaches, pureed 3 Tbsp. honey 2 Tbsp. gelatin powder

For panna cotta Let the gelatin sit in a few tablespoons of water for about 1 to 2 minutes until it “blooms.” Heat the milk, cream and sugar until it just barely boils. Add the gelatin and stir until it dissolves (don’t boil it). Whisk in the cream and any flavorings, such as vanilla. Pour into container. Refrigerate until set (to make it set at an angle, lean glasses in an egg carton). For peach gelee Bloom gelatin. Combine chamomile tea, peaches and honey in a blender. Microwave your puree until hot, then add gelatin so it dissolves evenly. Let it chill then add to set panna cotta (you don’t want it to set but you also don’t want it to melt your panna cotta). Refrigerate until set.

Recipe from obsessivecooking.com

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Made for each other: The perfect cookie companion to your tea, iced or hot: Chamomile Tea and Lemon Shortbread. These cookies are crumbly, and not too sweet. H&N photos by Nora Avery-Page

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TEA, from page 23

FENNEL & HONEY ICED TEA 4 cups water 1/4 cup honey 1 Tbsp. fennel seeds 4 orange pekoe tea bags Zest of one lemon 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice Lemon, sliced thinly, for optional garnish Fresh fennel fronds, for optional garnish

Bring the water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Add the tea bags, honey, fennel seeds and lemon zest, turn

off the heat, and let the mixture steep for 5 to 10 minutes. Strain the solids through a fine sieve into a pitcher, and let the tea cool to room temperature. Once it’s cool, add the lemon juice. Refrigerate the tea for at least 30 minutes to chill. Serve in tall glasses filled with ice cubes and thin slices of lemon, and garnish with a fresh, green fennel frond.

Recipe from bethdunham.ca

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For the simple syrup 3/4 cup water 3/4 cup honey 1 vanilla bean 1 tsp. vanilla extract For the tea 4 1/2 cups cold water 4 tea bags (try English breakfast) For the lemonade: 1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice, chilled* 4 1/2 cups cold water fresh mint, for garnish

To make the simple syrup: Add the water and honey to a small saucepan. Split the vanilla bean lengthwise and scrape out the seeds. Add the seeds and the pod to the saucepan. Set the pan over medium-high heat and cook, stirring frequently until the honey has completely dissolved into the water. Let the mixture come to a boil, then turn down the heat and let simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in the vanilla extract. Let the mixture cool completely then remove

the vanilla bean pod (and discard). Store the syrup in the refrigerator until ready to use. To make the cold-brew iced tea: Add the water and tea bags to a container with a lid. Put on the lid, transfer to the refrigerator and let the mixture sit for at least 8 hours. For a stronger flavor, leave it overnight for about 12 to 14 hours. To assemble: Discard the tea bags from the cold-brew iced tea and add the tea to a large pitcher. Add in the lemon juice and cold water (for the lemonade). Start by adding in some of the simple syrup and taste and adjust until you get it to your desired sweetness. (This is typically all or almost all of the syrup). Pour into glasses with some ice, garnish with mint and serve. Store any extra simple syrup in the refrigerator. Note: It usually takes about five to seven lemons to yield one cup of juice, depending on how juicy they are. Recipe from cookiemonstercooking. com

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Apricot Tarts 2 packages dried apricots (12 oz. total) 1/2 cup sugar, or to taste 1/2 to 1 tsp. cornstarch 1 box prepared pie dough Cover apricots with water in a medium-sized pan (you may need to add more water as you go). Simmer over medium heat. After apricots are tender, mash apricots somewhat. Add sugar. Mix cornstarch with water (maybe 1/4 to 1/3 cup water), and add to apricots to thicken. Cut the dough to shape in muffin tins. Fill with apricots. Bake in a 350-degree oven for 30 to 45 minutes, until lightly browned and bubbly. Makes about 12 tarts

1 Tbsp. soy sauce Cut the dough to shape in muffin tins. Fill with apricots. 1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper Bake in a 350-degree oven for 1 large egg 30 to 45 minutes, until lightly 1 can chicken broth browned and bubbly. 1/4 tsp. sesame oil Saute red pepper in a skillet, add Makes about 12 tarts green onion, garlic and ginger. Porcupine Meatballs with an In a bowl, stir vegetable mixAttitude ture into uncooked ground pork, 1 Tbsp. vegetable oil uncooked rice, soy sauce, cayenne and egg. Shape mixture into balls. 1/2 small red pepper, chopped In a skillet, heat broth, sesame oil, 3 green onions, chopped and 1 1/2 cups water, and bring 2 garlic cloves, crushed to a boil. Add meatballs, heat and 1 Tbsp. fresh ginger, or 1/2 tsp. simmer for 30 minutes, or until ground ginger cooked through. 1 lb. ground pork Serve meatballs with broth. 1/2 cup white rice ‘ I hope my apricot tarts Apricot Tarts 1 Tbsp. soy sauce good as my mom’s.’ 2 packages dried apricots (12are oz. as 1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper total) That was the first thing I said to my large egg fiance when,1standing in our small kitchen, 1/2 cup sugar, or to taste I flipped through my mother’s recipe box 1 can chicken broth find the tart recipe, and began attempting 1/2 to 1 tsp. cornstarch toto recreate it.1/4 tsp. sesame oil I’m happy to report that my apricot tarts 1 box prepared pie dough were pretty delicious. called Saute But redI also pepper inmya skillet, add in Glendale, Ariz., at least five Cover apricots with water inmom, a who lives onion,process. garlic and ginger. times duringgreen the cooking medium-sized pan (you may needHowtomuchInwater do I need? How long do a bowl, stir vegetable mixI boil the apricots? What consistency should add more water as you go). Simmer the fruit be? How the doughground in the pork, ture dointoI putuncooked over medium heat. muffin tin? I inundated her with questions. uncooked rice, soy sauce, cayenne I must have made these tarts a dozen times After apricots are tender, mash before, or at least my mom, aunt, or and watched egg. Shape mixture into balls. grandmother make them, but attempting the apricots somewhat. Add sugar. In was a skillet, heat broth, recipe by myself an intimidating task. sesame oil, Mix cornstarch with water (maybe The apricot has always been a bring andtart1 recipe 1/2 cups water, and familytofavorite. The tarts are an oft-requested 1/4 to 1/3 cup water), and add birthday dessert, holiday staple,meatballs, or a just- heat and to aaboil. Add apricots to thicken. because treat. simmer for 30 minutes, or until

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RECIPES, from page 25 Each woman in my family makes them a little bit differently. My aunt Sharon makes them a little bit smaller, and a little bit crispier. My grandmother cooks the dried apricots down until the fruit is practically mush. But my mother’s version, which are big and gooey and have great texture from bigger pieces of apricot, will always be my favorite. I could eat three right now. Last Christmas, my mom gifted my sister and I with recipe boxes filled with a variety of family recipes. But I had yet to actually use any of them. So why not attempt a few of the recipes for a story? These are Avery family recipes, from my mother’s side. She’s the Avery in my Avery-Page. I’m a decent cook, or at least I can follow a recipe well enough. Or so I thought. Or at least I can follow a recipe that’s not my mom’s recipe. I think she must have thought I would remember how to make most of these recipes, and maybe just needed a list of ingredients and some oven tem-

peratures. One recipe, for a mushroom tart we always served at Thanksgiving, simply said, “Make dough. Roll out dough.” Gee, thanks, Mom. That really helps. Which is why I made so many phone calls to her when making these foods myself. Porcupine Meatballs with an Attitude (you can’t forget the “with an attitude” part of the name) were another favorite of mine growing up. The pork meatballs, made with chili powder, red pepper, ginger, green onions, and rice to give them that porcupine spikiness, are a great comfort food. The meatballs are served in their own delicious broth, making the dish a perfect cool-weather meal, or the perfect meal for whenever you feel like you need a warm hug. That’s always what it makes me think of. I’ve also included the recipe for my mother’s bread-and-butter pickles, which were a summer must-have for my family. See RECIPES, page 27

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RECIPES, from page 26 We’d top burgers with the tangy rounds, serve a few as a small side for dinner, or just eat them straight from the jar. I hope you enjoy this little peek at my family’s traditions, and I hope you give the recipes a try.

Apricot Tarts

2 packages dried apricots (12 oz. total) 1/2 cup sugar, or to taste 1/2 to 1 tsp. cornstarch 1 box prepared pie dough Cover apricots with water in a medium-sized pan (you may need to add more water as you go). Simmer over medium heat. After apricots are tender, mash apricots somewhat. Add sugar. Mix cornstarch with water (maybe 1/4 to 1/3 cup water), and add to apricots to thicken. Cut the dough to shape in muffin tins. Fill with apricots. Bake in a 350-degree oven for 30 to 45 minutes, until lightly browned and bubbly. Makes about 12 tarts Nora’s recipe notes: When simmering the apricots, you’ll need more water than you think; it will evaporate as the fruit cooks, and the fruit should, mostly, stay covered by water. The dried fruit should simmer for about 45 minutes, until it is soft and easily mashed. If you have a potato masher, that works well to smash the fruit. You’re looking for the consistency of jam or preserves, but how much texture, or big pieces of fruit, is really up to personal preference. I’m sure there must have been a dough recipe to go along with this tart recipe at some point, but my mom has long since stopped using that and instead opts for store-bought dough. You’ll use

most of the two rolls of dough in a package for 12 tarts. Use pieces of the dough to fill a muffin tin cup, but don’t worry about it being perfect — these tarts are meant to be pretty rustic. Fill the cups about 3/4-full with the apricots.

Bread & Butter Pickles 1 lb. Kirby or pickling cucumbers, sliced 1/4 inch thick 1 large onion, thinly sliced 1/4 cup salt 1 cup sugar 1/2 cup vinegar 1 Tbsp. turmeric 1 Tbsp. mustard seeds 1 Tbsp. coriander Combine cucumbers, onion and salt, mix well. Cover mixture with ice and let sit for two hours. Bring sugar, vinegar and spices to a boil in a large pot. Strain cucumbers and onions and add to pot. Return mixture to a boil, then remove from heat and let cool. Store pickles in refrigerator in covered containers (three to four glass jars). Makes four cups Nora’s recipe notes: I actually didn’t make this recipe for this story, but my mother assures me that all the amounts are correct. While just 1/2 cup of vinegar doesn’t seem like enough liquid to make pickles, my mom reminded me that the recipe only calls for one pound of cucumbers, which would only be maybe two or three, depending on the size. That makes more sense to me. Again, this is one of those recipes that can easily be doubled or tripled, depending on how many pickles you want. See RECIPES, page 28

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1/2 cups water, and bring to a boil. Add meatballs, heat and simmer for 30 minutes, or until cooked through. Serve meatballs with broth.

Porcupine Meatballs with an Attitude

1 Tbsp. vegetable oil 1/2 small red pepper, chopped 3 green onions, chopped 2 garlic cloves, crushed 1 Tbsp. fresh ginger, or 1/2 tsp. ground ginger 1 lb. ground pork 1/2 cup white rice 1 Tbsp. soy sauce 1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper 1 large egg 1 can chicken broth 1/4 tsp. sesame oil

Saute red pepper in a skillet, add green onion, garlic and ginger. In a bowl, stir vegetable mixture into uncooked ground pork, uncooked rice, soy sauce, cayenne and egg. Shape mixture into balls. In a skillet, heat broth, sesame oil, and 1

Nora’s recipe notes: This recipe is a bit easier to follow than some of my mom’s other recipes. Mixing all the ingredients together to form meatballs is pretty self-explanatory. If you don’t have sesame oil, feel free to substitute another oil for the broth. Sesame oil has a great flavor, but in such a small amount, it’s unlikely you’ll notice the difference. My fiance’s one comment about these meatballs is that they “could use more attitude,” so if you like spice, feel free to add a hotter pepper into the mixture, or bump up the amount of cayenne or ginger. This recipe is also very easily doubled to serve more people — each serving should be three or four meatballs.

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Peking Dreams: The National Circus and Acrobats of the People’s Republic of China Tuesday, September 8, 2015 @ 6 p.m. Tickets: $23/$29/$36

One of the longest running and most distinguished circus troupes in the world, this internationally acclaimed and award-winning circus troupe is sure to wow audiences young and old! Pioneers of the circus, the National Circus led the shift from animal-based acts to ones that focused on incredible human feats of acrobatics, strength and skill – which in turn inspired “Cirque du Soleil” and helped reinvent circus arts around the world! Co-sponsors: Pinniger & Shaw, Wrinkle Dog, Inc., PhotoArt by Aurora Sponsors: STACY & DENNIS

Scotty McCreery

Sunday, September 13, 2015 @ 5:30 p.m. | Tickets: $45/$55/$70

After winning season 10 of American Idol, Scotty went on to break records, top charts, write and release multiple platinum selling songs… and enroll in college! Voted one of the sexiest man in Country music, Scotty’s deep voice and irresistible sound create the perfect blend of contemporary and traditional country. Co-sponsors: Balin Ranches, Staunton Farms, Powley Plumbing, Moles Photography, Southtowne Commerce Center Sponsors: PHILL KENSLER




The Diamonds

Friday, September 25, 2015 @ 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $19/$23/$29

In 1957, The Diamonds released an instant million selling hit called “Little Darlin.’” Dubbed, “the National Anthem of Rock and Roll,” the song continues to sell worldwide (20 million copies and counting!). After earning three Gold Records, appearing on American Bandstand 33 times and being inducted into both the Doo-Wop Hall of Fame and the Vocal Group Hall of Fame, The Diamonds feel that the durability of classic rock and roll music is as much about the future as it is about the past. Co-sponsors: Heaton & Staunton, Stone & Stilwell, Zwartverwer & Samuels Sponsor:



Saturday, October 3, 2015 @ 7:30 p.m. | Tickets: $19/$23/$29

Hailed as a quintessential song of the 1980’s, “Harden My Heart” became a certified gold-single in 1981 and launched the rock and roll dreams of Oregonians, Rindy and Marv Ross – better known as Quarterflash. The duo captured the heart of the nation as a new kind of rock band with a strong female lead singer who also plays the sax. Three decades later, Quarterflash continues to create memorable rock music with a distinctive Northwest flair. Co-sponsors: Great Basin Insurance, Sponsors: Craig Douglas Photography



Ross Ragland Classical Series: Ashu THursday, October 8, 2015 @ 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $24

With incredible talent and style, Ashu has set out to show the world that the concert saxophone can reach beyond stylistic categorization to a wide diversity of people. Younger audiences will appreciate an instrument and point of view relatively fresh to classical music. Seasoned classical fans will find that Ashu is a talented performer who does justice to the spirit of the respected genre. Co-sponsor: ZCS Engineering Inc Sponsor:

Remember When Rock Was Young Elton John Tribute Thursday, October 22, 2015 @ 7:30 p.m. | Tickets: $23/$29/$36

Considered the best Elton John tribute artist in the world, Craig Meyer’s strong vocals, striking resemblance, flamboyant costumes and amazing talent on the piano has audiences everywhere “remembering when rock was young.” This spectacular musical journey celebrates decades of chart-topping hits by the Rocket Man himself! Co-sponsors: Bell Hardware, Brian Gailey Photography Sponsors:




The Commanders Jazz Ensemble

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

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Saturday, October 24, 2015 @ 7:30 p.m.

The Commanders are an energetic ensemble of highlytrained, professional musicians formed from the US Air Force Band of the Golden West. These 18 airmen carry on the American musical tradition of the great big bands while simultaneously offering a lot more, including traditional jazz, cool, bop, swing, Broadway favorites and, of course, patriotic music! Co-sponsors: Lynne & Doug Butterworth, Ohana Mama’s

Friday, october 30, 2015 @ 7 p.m.

The cult classic comes to life on the RRT screen! You can buy a goodie bag to better enjoy all the traditional call-backs, participate in the costume contests and dance the Time Warp on the stage. Or you can just sit back and enjoy the antics of Brad, Janet, Dr. Frank N Furter and the party-going Transylvanians. Sponsors:

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Amelia Trio

Sunday, November 15, 2015 @ 2 p.m.

Formed in 1999, the Amelia Piano Trio garnered national attention after participating in Isaac Stern’s Chamber Music Workshop at Carnegie Hall in 2000. Known for charismatic and extroverted performances in which they combine their accessibility with the rich history and repertoire of the piano trio, the Amelia Piano Trio has become known as one of the great young chamber ensembles. Sponsor:


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The Ten Tenors

Tuesday, November 24, 2015 @ 7:30 p.m. | Tickets: $23/$29/$36

The Ten Tenors return to Klamath Falls having cemented their place as one of the world’s premier classical-crossover groups. Celebrated for their colorful repertoire, breathtaking arrangements and powerful live performances, The Ten Tenors respectfully tip their hats, not only to the great classical composers, but to contemporary music’s most popular artists. Co-sponsors: Lynne & Doug Butterworth, Vallejos Photography Sponsor:

Best of the Big Bands Sunday, December 6, 2015 @ 2 p.m. Tickets: $19/$23/$29

The Klamath Basin’s own big band, the Esquire Jazz Orchestra, returns to the RRT for the 16th year, bringing to life the magic of jazz favorites from yesteryear. Under the direction of Ken White, accomplished musicians from Southern Oregon will take patrons on a musical journey through time with “Best of the Big Bands” a celebration of the enduring and beloved genre. Co-sponsors: Brooksdale Klamath Falls, PhotoArt by Aurora Sponsors: STACY & DENNIS


Klamath Chorale: A Klamath County Christmas

Jason Farnham Holiday Show

The Nutcracker

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Take a bit of George Winston, some Victor Borge, a dash of Beethoven on steroids and a garnish of Schroeder from Peanuts and throw it all in a blender. What comes out is the unmistakable sound of a Jason Farnham show. This incredibly creative and upbeat holiday show features innovative arrangements like “Calyps-O Christmas Tree,” “We Wish You A Merry Christmas (Charlie Brown Style)” and “I Got the Jingle Bells Blues.” Co-sponsor: Brain Gailey Photography Sponsor:

The acclaimed Eugene Ballet fills the stage with smiling faces of all ages as local dancers join the Company to tell this beloved Christmas tale. After battling the Mouse King and his pirate henchmice, you’ll fly away to the Snow Kingdom and the Land of Sweets with the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Cavalier as guides. The Nutcracker brings the holiday spirit into focus, transporting you through Clara's dreams. Join us before the 2 p.m. show for a SugarPlum Tea Party! Co-sponsor: All Seasons Property Management, Brian Gailey Photography Sponsors: S T A C Y & D E N N I S

Sunday, December 13, 2015 @ 2 p.m.

Eighty of the Basin’s best voices, led by the multi-talented Robin Schwartz, return to present melodies, harmonies and lyrical renditions of classical holiday carols, festive Jazz and memorable tunes of Christmas – all with a distinctive Klamath County flair! Co-sponsors: Basin Fertilizer, Brooksdale Klamath Falls, Thom & Pinniger, Wrinkle Dog, Inc. Sponsor:

Thursday, December 17, 2015 @ 7:30 p.m.

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Rockin’ at the Ragland Thursday, December 31, 2015 @ 9 p.m. Tickets: $25

Nephilim, Southern Oregon’s premiere dance band, promises to, “Put Rock in your Roll and Funk in your Soul” this New Year’s Eve as the Ross Ragland rings in the New Year with local flair! Sponsor:

Winter Community Production:

You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown (revised)

Friday, January 22, 2016 — Sunday January 31, 2016 | Tickets: $19/$23/$29 Charles Schulz’s beloved comic comes to life in the revised version of a beloved classic musical! The whole gang is here: Lucy, Schroeder, Sally, Linus, Snoopy, and, of course, everyone’s favorite blockhead! With new songs, music and lyrics, the sweet, joyful innocence of the Peanuts gang remains in this stage adaptation but a fresh playfulness is revealed as we catch a glimpse into the everyday Peanuts life.


Red Tie Romp

Saturday, February 20, 2016 Tickets: Very limited seating. Tickets and Tables will be available 11.3.2015

It’s all Broadway-style glitz and glamour at the Basin’s most sophisticated and exclusive fundraising event! Walk the red carpet, bid on a variety of amazing and unique prizes, enjoy the delicious catering of For the Love of Food and have a great time as we raise money for the Ragland’s Education & Outreach programs.

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Lindsay Deutsch

sunday, March 6, 2016 @ 2 p.m. Tickets: $24

American violinist, Lindsay Deutsch, brings a fresh perspective to classical performances. Taking the classical listening experience to the next level, she plays with a passion and energy that has thrilled audiences throughout the US and Canada. Critics find that, at just 28, she demonstrates a “fine maturity even during the most physical and demanding passages.” Sponsor:

Martha Redbone

Saturday, February 13, 2016 @ 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $15/$19/$23

In a brilliant collision of cultures, the powerful blues and soul singer Martha Redbone uses the mystical, humanistic words of the eighteenth-century English poet, William Blake and fuses them with the melodies, drones and rhythms of the Appalachian string-band music that Redbone absorbed as a child from her grandparents in Black Mountain, Kentucky. The result is a breath-taking concert sure to live in your soul long after the lights have gone down. Co-sponsors: Vallejos Photography, Ohana Mama’s, Bigbeads.com Sponsor:


Tuesday, March 15, 2016 @ 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $19/$23/$29

No Irish traditional band in the last dozen years has had a wider impact on audiences and music lovers throughout the world than Altan. Their music ranges dynamically from the most sensitive and touching traditional Irish songs to hard hitting reels and jigs, which they present in heartwarming, dynamic live performances. Co-sponsors: Mausshardt & Pinniger, Moles Photography Sponsors: STACY & DENNIS


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Young Musicians of Excellence

Sunday, April 3, 2016 @ 2 p.m. Tickets: $15

Clifford the Big Red Dog

Tuesday, March 8, 2016 @ 6 p.m. | Tickets: $19/$23/$29

It only takes a little to BE BIG! The ‘big red dog,’ a character beloved for generations, comes to life on stage in a BIG way in this all new musical! Join Clifford, Emily Elizabeth and all their friends from Birdwell Island as they embark on fun-filled adventures with singing, dancing and interactive fun. Family pizza party starts at 4:30 p.m.

Enjoy burgeoning young artists performing on the Ragland stage. Featuring a smorgasbord of vocal and instrumental talent, these local, high-school musicians are considered the best of the best in their chosen field by professional judges and competitions. Co-sponsors: Kil Nam Lee, Charlie & Eileen Moresi

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Jason Bishop

Hotel California

Dancing With Your Stars

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Saturday, April 9, 2016 @ 7:30 p.m.

As America’s hottest illusionist, Jason Bishop might have a person passing through his body one moment or make goldfish appear from nowhere the next. An international, award-winning illusionist, Bishop is the most dynamic illusion and magic act in the US. featuring large illusions, sleight of hand and “close-up” magic. Co-sponsors: J.W. Kerns Inc, Brian Gailey Photography Sponsor:

Klamath Chorale: On the Road Again Sunday, May 1, 2016 @ 2 p.m. Tickets: $15

Sounds of Spring lift into the Ragland rafters when the Klamath Chorale takes the stage. This wanderlustful Chorale concert will leave you feeling refreshed and ready for summer and an exciting road trip of epically musical proportions! Sponsor:

Saturday, April 23, 2016 @ 7:30 p.m.

Hotel California faithfully and accurately reproduces the sound of the Eagles’ studio recordings while delivering a modern, action-packed performance. The band’s five energetic performers will take you on a trip down memory lane or “a dark desert highway, cool wind in your hair” performing the Grammy-award winning music that defined a generation. Co-sponsors: In Memory of Tim Amuchastegui, Lynne & Doug Butterworth, Brian Gailey Photography Sponsor:

Southern Drawl Band saturday, May 7, 2016 @ 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $15/$19/$23

An up and coming country band, Southern Drawl is fast becoming a name to know in the entertainment world! The band has a special talent for making every song memorable and every audience member a part of the show! If you like Zac Brown Band, Jimmy Buffett or Travis Tritt, you’ll love the high-energy, fun-loving Southern Drawl Band. Sponsors:

Friday, April 29, 2016 @ 7:30 p.m.

You’ve seen it on TV, but now it’s live and close to home! In Spring of 2016, the Ross Ragland Theater again presents “Dancing With Your Klamath Falls Stars.” The RRT stage will be transformed into a dance floor when the Utah Ballroom Dance Company comes to the Basin to perform with Klamath Falls’ celebrities in a night of glitz and ballroom magic! When the locals are done, the professionals put on a showcase like no other! A dance spectacular not to be missed. Sponsors:

14th Annual Taste of Klamath saturday, May 21, 2016 Early Bird Tickets: $30

Designed to showcase and celebrate the best culinary treats the Basin has to offer, the newly revamped Taste of Klamath is sure to wow your taste buds while simultaneously raising funds for the Arts! Co-sponsor: Vallejos Photography

Youth Summer Camp Youth Summer Camp Performance: TBD

Saturday, July 9, 2016 @ 2 P.m. & 5:30 p.m. Tickets: $10/$12/$15

Get your tickets to the most adorable musical you’ll see this year! After an intensive, three-week program where local youth are provided with a complete immersion into the world of theater and arts, they present two performances of a major musical production on the RRT main stage. Past shows have included The Little Mermaid Jr., We the People, and Peter Pan Jr. No matter what is picked this year, it’s sure to be colorful, fantastic and FUN! Sponsor:



Summer Community Production: CATS

Friday, August 5 — Sunday August 14, 2016 | Tickets: $19/$23/$29

One of the longest running Broadway shows EVER, this beloved musical composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber was based on Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats by T. S. Eliot. It tells the story of a tribe of cats called the Jellicles and the night they make what is known as "the Jellicle choice" and decide which cat will ascend to the Heaviside Layer and come back to a new life. Co-sponsors: Heaton & Staunton, Vallejo’s Photography Sponsors: STACY & DENNIS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS





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SHOWS CherryWine

Thursday, January 14, 2016 | 7 p.m. • $15

Grab a drink and let the Ross Ragland ease you out of the stress of the week and into the weekend! Local performers Michael Quinn, Phil Moore and Eric Moore play a smooth mix of original music and mellow covers in a laid-back atmosphere you’re sure to love.

Rat Pack

Simon & Garfunkel

The Ragland’s own Mark McCrary and Amanda Squibb are joined by talented local vocalists Dan Neubauer and Nathalie Reid as they celebrate the music of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr., Rosemary Clooney and all the other iconic members of Hollywood’s golden age. With a martini in hand (because how could you not?!), audiences are sure to “Feel So Young” and “Get a Kick” out of this unique performance!

Join local performers and impersonators Robin Schwartz and Greg Dunton as they recreate the folk rock music that helped define the counterculture revolution of the 1960s. The intimate pub atmosphere of the Cultural Center shows ensures that you too can raise a glass to “Mrs. Robinson” and enjoy the “Sound of Silence.”

Thursday, October 1, 2015 | 7 p.m. • $15

Thursday, November 12, 2015 | 7 p.m.• $15

Redneck Shakespeare: TBD

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Our third annual foray into Shakespeare! This time the Ragland’s Redneck Shakespearean Troupe brings a surprise to be determined! The language may be tweaked a bit but the spirit of the Bard will remain.Stay tuned to see if this is all Much Ado About Nothing in the middle of the “tale” end of winter or if the Merchant of Venice will seek Love’s Labor’s Lost?! Regardless, Measure for Measure the title will be a comedy without error!

Add one part Americana, one part Bluegrass, one part Country and a liberal dash of Punk Rock and what you’ll get is a raucous good time with The Basinbillies. Devoted fans have ascribed a whole new genre to the home-grown band but new fans will also fall in love with “thrashgrass” as the deceptively mellow core sounds of the mandolin, banjo, homemade washtub bass and four-part harmonies meet the restless jaunts of foot-stomping rock!

Thurs., MARCH 10 — Sun., March 13, 2016 7 p.m. • $15

Thursday, May 12, 2016 | 7 p.m. •$15

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Monday, november 9, 2015 | 6 p.m. • FREE A scheming raccoon fools a mismatched family of forest creatures into helping him repay a debt of food, by invading the new suburban sprawl that popped up while they were hibernating...and learns a lesson about family in the process!

King of Hearts

Monday, february 29, 2016 | 7 p.m. • FREE Near the end of WWI, the Imperial German Army retreats leaving a whole French village booby trapped to explode. The locals flee and, left to their own devices, a gaggle of cheerful lunatics escape the asylum and take over the town — thoroughly confusing the lone Scottish soldier who has been dispatched to defuse the bomb.



MONDAY, March 21, 2016 | 7 p.m. • FREE In a cyberpunk vision of the future, man has developed the technology to create replicants, human clones used to serve in the colonies outside Earth but with fixed lifespans. In Los Angeles, 2019, Deckard (Harrison Ford) is a Blade Runner, a cop who specializes in terminating replicants or "skin jobs". Originally in retirement, he is forced to re-enter the force when four replicants escape from an off-world colony to Earth

North West Film Festival

Monday, April 4, 2016 | 7 p.m. • FREE The best of the 42nd Northwest Filmmakers’ Festival touring program presents a carefully selected cross section of the state of filmmaking in the Northwest.

Kiss Kiss Bang Bang

Monday, MAy 9, 2016 | 7 p.m. • FREE Two-bit crook Harry Lockhart (Robert Downey, Jr), stumbles into an audition for a mystery film while on the run from the cops. Winning the part, he lands in Hollywood, where he's flung into a tangled, murderous conspiracy with his childhood sweetheart and a hard-boiled private eye.



Enjoying shows is easier and more affordable than ever. We are pleased to again offer the Create Your Own Season plan. Season Tickets on sale - July 8, 2015 Individual Tickets on sale - August 18, 2015

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Peking Dreams An Evening with Scotty McCreery The Diamonds Quarterflash Ashu Remember When Rock Was Young Amelia Trio The Ten Tenors Esquire Jazz Orchestra Klamath Chorale: A Klamath County Christmas Jason Farnham Holiday Show The Nutcracker Rockin' at the Ragland You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown (revised) Martha Redbone Lindsay Deutsch Clifford the Big Red Dog Altan Young Musicians of Excellence Jason Bishop Hotel California Dancing with Your Stars Klamath Chorale: On the Road Again Southern Drawl Band

Tuesday, September 8, 2015  6 PM Sunday, September 13, 2015  5:30 PM Friday, September 25, 2015  7:30 PM Saturday, October 3, 2015  7:30 PM Thursday, October 8, 2015  7:30 PM Thursday, October 22, 2015  7:30 PM Sunday, November 15, 2015  2 PM Tuesday, November 24, 2015  7:30 PM Sunday, December 6, 2015  2 PM Sunday, December 13, 2015  2 PM Thursday, December 17, 2015  7:30 PM Tuesday, December 22, 2015  2 PM & 7:30 PM Thursday, December 31, 2015  9 PM 1/22, 1/23, 1/29, 1/30  7:30 PM | 1/24, 1/31  2 PM (Circle Choice of Date) Saturday, Febraury 13, 2016  7:30 PM Sunday, March 6, 2016  2 PM Tuesday, March 8, 2016  6 PM Tuesday, March 15, 2016  7:30 PM Sunday, April 3, 2016  2 PM Saturday, April 9, 2016  7:30 PM Saturday, April 23, 2016  7:30 PM Friday, April 29, 2016  7:30 PM Sunday, May 1, 2016  2 PM Saturday, May 7, 2016  7:30 PM 8/5, 8/6, 8/12, 8/13  7:30 PM 8/7, 8/14  2 PM (Circle Choice of Date)

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Women in Business Helping shape our community through the work they do

Dr. Sheree Everett

Dr. Arielle Metz

Jenine Stuedli

Taylor Tupper

KAy Von Tersch

Master Sgt. Summer Witts


W O M E N in Business


Ev erett Veter i nar y H o sp it al

Creative solutions for unusual challenges

H&N photo by Sean Bassinger

Veterinarian treats wide variety of unique patients


By SEAN BASSINGER: H&N Staff Reporter

rying to build an anesthetic chamber for an injured rattlesnake is just one of many trials Dr. Sheree Everett, owner of Everett Veterinary Hospital, has encountered.

Her method of choice for the chamber turned out to be clear, PVC pipe from a local home improvement store. “Basically, it had an infected fang and nobody would see it,” Everett said of the snake. “We took care of the snake, the snake did great.” Everett has maintained a unique practice ever since she entered the field decades ago. Tired of her previous work as a dental hygienist, she obtained her doctorate in veteri-

nary medicine from Washington State University in 1987. Everett opened her practice in 1992 in a small apartment property in downtown Klamath Falls she had purchased two years prior. Since the beginning, Everett has accepted the most unusual challenges. Her very first patient was a cockatiel with a broken blood feather that had to be removed. Unfortunately, she had no tools available yet.

Dr. Sheree Everett Education: Bachelor’s of science in zoology, University of Washington Bachelor’s of science in biology, Washington State University Ph.D. in veterinary medicine, Washington State University Key drives: Love for animals, medicine, experiential learning

See EVERETT, page 41

Melissa Brunner, MD Obstetrics & Gynecology

The women of Basin EyeCare proudly serving the Basin for over 26 years.

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W O M E N in Business

❘ Jenine Stuedli ❘ Wa shing to n Fe d er al

Banking career branches into the community By SEAN BASSINGER: H&N Staff Reporter


he root of Jenine Stuedli’s business leadership and entrepreneurial background stems from her experiences in banking.

“I started banking while I was in college and never left,” Stuedli said. “I started as a teller and worked my way up through management.” In Klamath Falls, Stuedli has worked at Washington Federal since 1999, where she is branch manager. Stuedli is involved in more than 10 local community organizations and boards, including the Hospital Authority Board, city of Klamath Falls Budget Committee and Oregon Bankers Association. In addition, she volunteers with Friends of the Children, United Way and the Rotary Club. See STUEDLI, page 41

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Jenine Stuedli

Education: Bachelor’s in business administration, Portland State University Key drives: Leadership, community involvement, volunteerism

Dr. Elizabeth Dare

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Amy Holweger, FNP Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Originally from Iowa, Elizabeth interned with the famed Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, then came to Klamath Falls in January of 1991. Since opening her private practice, Audiology-Hear Again, in 1994 she has been serving Klamath Falls, Lakeview, Alturas. Elizabeth and her husband, Dana, continue to construct a super insulated, solar powered home near Keno.


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“It will continually bleed,” Everett said. “You have to pluck the feather in order for it to stop.” As construction continued in the building, Everett had to think fast. The client said everyone had recommended Everett, and the doctor didn’t know what to do next. “I asked the electrician if I could go through these tools, and he said ‘sure,’ ” Everett said. Everett used a pair of needle nose pliers to remove the feather with success. When the client asked what she wanted as compensation, Everett said $10 would do. Today, her hospital has up-to-date technology, an advanced surgery ward and digital laboratory. In addition,

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STUEDLI, from page 40

the American Animal Hospital Association has accredited the practice. Everett said clients and pets alike love to return. One unfortunate instance ended with a pet accidentally injuring its owner. “The dog was so anxious to get in here that she dragged the owner, and the owner fell down and broke her arm,” she said. Of the animals she’s had as patients, Everett said she’s helped species from monkeys to lizards. “I’m always willing, even if I don’t have the knowledge,” she said. “I’m willing to call the right people to get that knowledge.” Additional information on Everett’s practice and team can be found at everettvetrinary. com.

After graduating high school as valedictorian, Stuedli went on to Portland State University where she earned her bachelor’s degree in business administration. Today, she said the people and opportunities to involve herself with the community keep her motivated. “There’s a lot of pieces to the financial world and helping clients,” she said. “I couldn’t do my job without a good team.” One of Stuedli’s most recent achievements was the completion of the Ford Institute leadership program, which helps fund community projects. “We put in the bike racks through town,” she said. “As a graduate of (the program), you do a project to give back to the

community.” Stuedli also assisted in the last Rotary 4-H FFA livestock auction, a program that allows area youth to raise livestock and sell them at auction. At the bank, Stuedli helps lead team members through day-to-day activities, assists with client services and plays a key role in branch leadership and small business construction lending for Southern Oregon. Stuedli said she wants employees to feel like they want to come to work, and not because they have to. In addition, she said helping out is important on every level possible. “I could jump behind a cash box if I needed to,” she said. “I’m not above or beyond that. Leading by example is important.”

Patricia Frabotta & Diane Rollins

DeAnn M. Bogart, CPA

Diane Rollins (right) and Patricia Frabotta (left), mother and daughter work together in a family business. Franks Carpets was opened in 1972 offering all types of floor covering materials. Diane Rollins has been married to Frank for 56 years. She appreciates her clients’ support in the Klamath Basin for the past 43 years and helping to make her business successful. Patricia Frabotta has also been working with her mother for the past 30 years. She has a BS degree in Social Sciences with a minor in Psychology. Also she is licensed through the CCB. Patricia has been married for 22 years. Celebrating 43 years in business, Diane and Patricia feel very strong about making customer service there #1 priority.

DeAnn is a distinguished member of the accounting and tax industry with over twenty-eigth (28) years of experience in accounting and tax preperation. The mission of her firm is to provide the finest professional services possible while helping each client achieve their maximum potential.

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EVERETT, from page 38

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Dr. Arielle Metz ❘

W O M E N in Business

Heartfelt Obstetrics and Gynecology

Community investment: Care comes first


By H&N Staff

or Dr. Arielle Metz, the psychological aspect of taking care of women is incredibly fulfilling: bonding with them, sharing critical experiences and life-altering milestones.

“The surgeon in me loves fixing problems: abnormal bleeding, pain, cancer, babies that either don’t fit or don’t tolerate the labor process,” she said. “So with ob-gyn I get to offer the ideal solution to my patients: medicine or surgery, management or cure. The finesse is in finding the perfect fit for the person who is depending on me.” Metz, 42, along with her husband, Martin Meinig, are partners in operating the Heartfelt Obstetrics and Gynecology clinic at 2640 Biehn St. in Klamath Falls. Both are Fellows of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. The clinic specializes in routine and urgent consultative gynecologic care. Born in New York and raised in a Maryland suburb outside of Washington, D.C., Metz earned a Bachelor

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of Arts from Haverford College in Pennsylvania, majoring in comparative literature and minoring in women’s studies. She entered medical school at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., after a circuitous route that included fundraising for Georgetown University’s Lombardi Cancer Center and writing for The Learning Channel

Peggy Medina, CFm

and Discovery Channel Kids. The couple moved to Klamath Falls after building independent private practices in northern Virginia. “After our first child was born, we realized sitting in traffic was a waste of precious time. Sky Lakes recruited us and we spent three years as hospital employees.” See METZ, page 43

The women of Basin EyeCare proudly serving the Basin for over 26 years.

Peggy is a Certified Mastectomy Fitter. Eleven years ago I opened Wellness Ware and have found my work very fulfilling. With a well-established base in Grants Pass, I am looking forward to reaching out and sharing my knowledge with women in surrounding communities.

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Gina, Laura, Richell, Paddy and Ronnette

Terry Swafford 9th Street Alterations offers tailoring and handmade gifts, specializing in Bridal Gowns and Prom Dresses, Cushions, Pillows and Curtains. Plus, 9th Street Alterations offers Sewing Machine Repair!

Come visit Gina, Laura, Richell, Ronnette, Paddy and Paul -- formally of Pizzazz Salon -- at our new full service salon. We have with great prices, great people and great service!

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Following changes in the medical community, the couple became independent from Sky Lakes in 2010. “We proudly employ three other female women’s healthcare providers and a medical support staff of nine. All are women and many are primary breadwinners for their families. We encourage continuing education for both personal and practice growth and continue investing in them as individuals,” she said. “Our practice is deeply fulfilling on many levels: we impact the outcome for our patients by lowering the primary C-section rate and hastening recovery and reducing postoperative complications with minimally invasive surgery,” Metz said. The clinic also invests in the community by supporting local charities and businesses. “I love knowing I changed

‘The surgeon in me loves fixing problems: abnormal bleeding, pain, cancer, babies that either don’t fit or don’t tolerate the labor process. So with ob-gyn I get to offer the ideal solution to my patients: medicine or surgery, management or cure. The finesse is in finding the perfect fit for the person who is depending on me.’ — Dr. Arielle Metz Heartfelt Obstetrics and Gynecology

someone’s experience for the better. I particularly enjoy partnering with other physicians in

Bonnie Vanderpol Bonnie has been in Klamath Falls since 1970. She attended OIT and was involved in Peterson School PPA. Bonnie has also volunteered at Sky Lakes Medical Center and worked in the E.R. She was employed by Pacific Northwest Bell for many years. Her husband, Bill, is retired. Bonnie has three sons and seven grandchildren, ages 17 to 26.

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“I want to thank my customers for selecting The Gift Box as a source for decorating their homes and gifts for their friends.” The Gift Box, which is celebrating 14 years at 1875 Austin Street, offers linens, kitchen items, lamps, clocks, mirrors, candles, rugs, antique furniture, patio decor and more. Layaway is available. Hours are Tuesday-Saturday 11am-6:30pm.

Cheryn Anderson, CFm Cheryn is a Certified Mastectomy Fitter. She has worked at Wellness Ware for just over 3 years. She pursued this career after her experience with breast cancer. Cheryn believes that self esteem is extremely important, and the services she offers are an integral part of recovery and living life to the fullest.

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the community. There is amazing talent and compassion here. Doctors routinely unite in

heroic action to safeguard our friends, family and neighbors. I count many local doctors as friends and routinely entrust myself and my family to their remarkable care,” she said. Private business owners are deeply invested in the social and fiscal health of the local community, Metz said. “We establish roots and commitments. We bear responsibility to our neighbors. We don’t collect a paycheck until our employees and debts are paid. Our livelihood is dependent exclusively on our reputation and outcomes.” Of living in the Basin, Metz said, “Klamath Falls is spectacular. The weather is amazing, the views breathtaking, the opportunities for outdoor lifestyle endless. The people are generous, friendly and passionate. “We committed to three years in the Basin and have stayed nearly eight.”

W O M E N in Business

METZ, from page 42


W O M E N in Business

❘ Taylor Tupper ❘ Snowbird Originals and Thunder Horse Solutions

Heritage, art and hard work shape business model By SEAN BASSINGER: H&N Staff Reporter


aylor Tupper goes by two other names: Lamina Wac and Keys c’ik’as.

In the Klamath language, Lamina Wac means “Thunder Horse,” and Keys c’ik’as translates to “Snowbird.” Both names were given to Tupper from the Klamath Tribes. Thunder Horse was the name Tupper’s father, Rayson, chose for her, and Snowbird was given to her by her tribal elders during a Klamath Tribes c’waam naming ceremony at age 17. Today, she uses each in her own businesses: Snowbird Originals and Thunder Horse Solutions. Her motto in both businesses is “Homasgi.” See TUPPER, page 45

H&N photo by Sean Bassinger

Taylor Tupper

Education: Attended Haskell Indian Nations University Attended Lane Community College Key drives: Art design and development, community relationships, strategic communication

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Katie Brannan

As co-owner of Diamond “S” Meats with my husband Steve, for 18 years, we want to thank everyone in and around Klamath County for your patronage! At Diamond “S” Meat Co. we provide mobile harvesting and custom processing. We cure 100% of our products without chemical nitrites, using only those occurring naturally in sea salt and celery juice. We have a great line of preservative-free products for those that don’t eat highly processed foods. Stop in and see our new service case. Try some of our Cedar River Farms Natural Beef, Air-Chilled Chicken and Grass-Fed Ground Beef. Stop by 7400 Kings Way on the corner of Highway 39 & Kings Way and let our knowledgeable staff help you today!

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TAN SMART ... DON’T SUNBURN! Katie and her staff look forward to another fantastic year. They want to give a special thanks to all of their loyal and new clients for past, present and future support.

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The women of Basin EyeCare proudly serving the Basin for over 26 years.

Cheri Monteith, WHNP-BC Obstetrics & Gynecology Undergraduate: University of Portland Graduate School: University of Cincinnati Board Certifications: Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner

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“And that, in our language, means ‘just do it,’ “ she said. “Don’t think about it, don’t talk about it, just do it.” Tupper, who has also served as public relations director for Klamath Tribes for 23 years, started Snowbird Originals years ago when she realized her art could be part of a business model. “My mom would paint things around the house and paint clothing,” Tupper said. Many of Tupper’s Native American paint designs wind up on clothing, which comes from individuals who make requests for specific designs. She once attempted to stock inventory, but said it became easier for customers to provide clothing themselves so they knew their clothing would fit them well in advance. “I believe what you wear can determine who you are,” she said. “It’s kind of like your business card of yourself.” Tupper’s more recent business venture, Thunder Horse Solutions, focuses on inter-

‘People always say ‘good things come to those who wait.’ I don’t believe that. Good things come to those who work hard, get up every day and make it happen.’ — Taylor Tupper Snowbird Originals Thunder Horse Solutions

personal communications. “People always say ‘good things come to those who wait,’ ” she said. “I don’t believe that. Good things come to those who work hard, get up every day and make it happen.” Using skills and experience Tupper has

Coming Soon!

Born and raised in Klamath Falls, I have been in marketing & advertising for the majority of my career. I am the mother of two wonderful sons – Tyler Collins and Drew Sorlien – and the Dayna invites you to share in the vision she has brought to reality. La Bella Casa will be your favorite home decor destination. She has spent time at home furnishing markets, and dovetailed her own decorating passion. She now presents an affordable elegance that’s classic without the tradition of a high price boutique. We are located inside Klamath’s favorite Furniture and Mattress Gallery – Legacy

Located inside

learned over the years, Thunder Horse solutions focuses on where people want to see themselves professionally and individually. “I have the solution in tools, but (clients) have to be their own solution to enact it, and empower themselves to finish it,” she said. When she’s not taking part in her businesses or serving on various community councils, Tupper takes the time to build relationships throughout the community and work with others in and out of the Tribes to establish common ground. “I love my tribal job,” she said. “I’m dedicated to it. I believe what the Klamath Tribes has going in this community is necessary.” Tupper said the overall goal of the Klamath Tribes is to share, not be greedy, and to help one another. “The ancestors of the Klamath, Modoc and Yahooskin Paiute people tell us, ‘naanok ?ans naat sat’waYa naat ciiwapk diceew’a,’ ” she said. “We help each other; we will live good.” Additional information about Snowbird Originals can be found at snowbirdoriginals. com.

proud grandmother to six grandchildren. I want to thank Ken Padilla for blessing me with the opportunity to bring La Bella Casa to the Basin. I am looking forward to seeing all of you in the coming months. Furniture. As we invite you to make your home furnishing decisions at Legacy Furniture, the addition of La Bella Casa will allow you to make the final touches, transforming your house into a beautiful home. We’re not open yet, however it’s COMING SOON! We’re excited… You’re going to Love It!

Dayna Collins

3250 Washburn Way | 541-887-8557

John 3:16

W O M E N in Business

TUPPER, from page 44


Kay Von Tersch ❘

W O M E N in Business

K’z Purple Onion

Hard work helps dish up a fulfilling food truck business By SEAN BASSINGER: H&N Staff Reporter


hen Kay Von Tersch was in high school, she ate a hamburger from her mother’s restaurant, Purple Onion, every day. Since then, she has created her own business named after the Santa Maria, Calif., diner. Though she prides herself on making Greek cuisine more available to Klamath Falls residents, Von Tersch continues to sell burgers. “I do burgers the same way my mom taught me,” she said. Although it was originally located downtown, K’z Purple Onion has operated as a food truck in Klamath Falls for the past three years. Her husband Chris, a former long-haul truck driver, suggested she open the cart after they both retired. See VON TERSCH, page 48

H&N photo by Sean Bassinger

Kay Von Tersch Education: Master’s in management, Troy University Bachelor’s in business, National University Key drives: Cooking unique dishes, serving community members, giving back to veterans

‘Feeding people is always rewarding because it’s a basic need. So when you feed people, you make people happy.’ — Kay Von Tersch

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Military life provides training and careerpath By SEAN BASSINGER: H&N Staff Reporter


ne woman at Kingsley Field has had the privilege of serving in the Air Force for around 14 years, 11 of which have been spent in Klamath Falls.

Master Sgt. Summer Witts

Education: Diploma, Crater High School Pursuing associate’s in information management, Community College of the Air Force Key drives: Leadership, training others, conflict management

Today, Summer Witts serves as executive administrative assistant to the commander and vice commander at Kingsley Field. Contrary to her title, Master Sgt. Summer Witts spends little time in an office, and often associates with just about everyone on base. “Every day could be different,” she said. Witts, who grew up in Monroe, south of Corvallis, first signed on to the military when she was still in high school. See WITTS, page 48

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VON TERSCH, from page 46 “We didn’t have much Greek food in Klamath, so it was a chance to introduce Greek food to people,” Von Tersch said. Before retirement, Von Tirsch worked as a commercial lender and ran a medical office. “I’ve done a lot of things,” she said. “But I’ve been in and out of restaurants since I was 14 or 15. It was kind of in my blood.” Von Tersch currently keeps shop at 3131 S. Sixth St. and occasionally serves food at public events. Recently, K’z Purple Onion attended the June 18 Third Thursday celebration where her truck sold 57 food tickets. “Feeding people is always rewarding because it’s a basic need,” she said. “So when you feed people, you make people happy.”

Von Tersch, who used to serve in the U.S. Navy, said one of her greatest honors is getting to serve veterans in the community. Her truck offers veteran discounts as a way to give back. Menu items Von Tersch prepares include a variety of hamburgers, Greek gyros, salads, sandwiches and other side items. “I’ll do other Greek things, but mostly we do the gyros and burgers,” she said. Von Tersch said she’s excited to see other food carts start businesses in the area, and sees it as a sign of an improving postrecession community. “It’s not an easy business, but it’s a fulfilling business,” she said. Von Tersch and K’z Purple Onion can be reached at 541891-6803. Additional information can also be found at KZPurpleOnion.com.

WITTS, from page 47 “I didn’t necessarily have a career path,” she said. “I knew the military would provide a profession and training.” After starting out in security and working part time, she became actively enlisted following the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. Witts traveled to other parts of the world, including Germany and England, during her deployment. “I realized this was definitely the career I wanted,” she said. Witts sought out full-time employment following these experiences. Though she wanted to return to security, she said she fell into a position working as an administrative assistant to the maintenance group commander, which then led to her current position. Witts loves to interact with people in her job. She has worked with personnel who perform main-

tenance on the Kingsley’s aircrafts, and individuals in logistics who make sure they have the parts they need. “I truly love customer service,” she said. More than anything, Witts said she enjoys the opportunity to train with others, and sessions she’s attended have allowed her to improve her skills as a leader working with pilots in training. “I honestly can’t think of any other job I would want to do more,” she said. And though she isn’t a pilot herself, she has flown in a jet and said the experience was amazing. “There’s no way to describe it,” she said. “Before you know it, you’re up so high that you can’t see the ground. It’s crazy.” More information on Kingsley Field and the 173rd Fighter Wing division can be found on their website at www.173fw.ang.af.mil and facebook page.

Pamela Davenport and Nicole Boyd The Davenport family has owned and operated Davenport’s Chapel since 1978. Recently, they bought Klamath Memorial Park Cemetery to complete their full range of services. Pamela puts family first. Her husband Mark is a youth leader at Faith Tabernacle and also works for the family business. She has four children: Nicole and husband Colton; Natalie; Hannah; Ryan and wife, Raquel, and granddaughter, Leilani. Favorite activities include theater, sewing, hiking & music. Nicole not only works for the family business, but has launched her own creative blog and online art business in the last year. She and her husband, Colton, enjoy volunteering for the youth group at Faith Tabernacle and they hope to work in full-time Pamela (L) and Nicole (R) ministry when he 2680 Memorial Drive graduates from 541-883-5382 online seminary.

Carolyn Carpenter I worked for Merry Maids a number of years before I told the owner I’d buy if he ever wanted to sell. Merry Maids became mine in the summer of 1991… It’s been 24 years and I’ve enjoyed every step of growth we’ve had. When your life gets too hectic and you just can’t find the time to do housework… give us a call! Merry Maids 3857 Boardman Ave. 541-884-5319

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Quintessentials A close-up look at personalities who help make the Basin a great place to live

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Meet Gordon Ross: author and illustrator By STEVEN SILTON H&N Staff Photographer


ordon Ross has done a bit of everything in the publishing world. He’s been a reporter, illustrator, ad director, art director, author and more during his adventures all over the western United States. After graduating from the University of Oregon in 1956 with an advertising and reporting degree, he set his sights on Boise State University in Idaho to teach journalism. Ross met his wife, JoAnn, in Boise while she was working as secretary

to a psychology professor. The pair have been married 58 years and have seen a lot of the country together. They’ve lived and worked in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Arizona, Wisconsin, Oklahoma, North Dakota and California. While working at the Eugene Register Guard a few years after he and his wife were married, Ross found some papers from his father. “He had something that talked about Prescott, Ariz., and for some reason I knew that if I went to Prescott, I’d be the ad director of their paper,” Ross said. Just like that, he and JoAnn went to Arizona. “I had written a letter to them before and never got an answer,” he said. “The publisher had gotten back from Italy that day. He

had fired the ad director that morning and then saw my letter. It was just weird how it worked out.” Several jobs and relocations later he was offered a high-paying job as the ad director for three papers in Los Angeles. Ross’ career in journalism is just part of his journey, though. He liked to keep busy and always had a side project in the works. Sometimes he would build cars, other times he’d doodle cartoons or write horror stories. While working as an ad director in Oklahoma, Ross had inspiration for his writing from the creepy, but very real town of Bugtussle. “I have a bad heart so I take heart medicine and it gives me nightmares. So I figured,

well I can do better than those, so I came up with these characters,” he explained. Ross published a collection of his short stories called “Tales from Tidy Vale,” which mostly consists of ghost stories from a graveyard in southeastern Oklahoma. One story, titled “Daddy’s Girl,” has also been featured in horror anthologies and ghost story collections. He’s also published a three-part pulp-fiction series about a detective in the 1930s titled the “Three Times Dead.” The first book is on Amazon titled “Dead Eyes.” Inspiration seems to strike Ross at every corner. Who knows what tales, cartoons or other creations he’ll be working on next.

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❘ Flora & Fauna of the Klamath Basin ❘ ◗ Ol d Man’s Whiskers ❘

Old mans’ whiskers is a plant that looks like it belongs in the pages of a Dr. Seuss book. The flowers start in large clumps like downturned purple dewdrops. Even the flower petals have little gray hairs. As the flowers fade, the U.S. Department of Agriculture website says, the plant’s flowers turn upright. “The styles elongate (to two inches long) to form feathery gray trails that collectively resemble miniature feather dusters,” the website says. “The plants attract the most attention when these plumes cover the landscape, giving rise to the common name, prairie smoke.” The book “Common Plants of the Upper Klamath Basin” calls these plumes the plant’s fruit. In the Klamath Basin, old man’s whiskers grow in shrublands, meadow edges and open ponderosa pine forests.

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Short-eared owl ◗ Short-eared owls are one of the most widely distributed owls in the world ◗ Wingspan: 33.5 to 40.6 inches ◗ Weight: 7 to 16 ounces ◗ Short-eared owls lay between one and 11 eggs Source: Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Old man’s whiskers ◗ Old man’s whiskers grow to be 10 to 12 inches tall ◗ It flowers from June to August ◗ Geum triflorum is its scientific name

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Short-eared owl Photo courtesy of the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife

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The short-eared owl is no ordinary owl. It has a few eccentricities. The Owl Research Institute says shorteared owls have a unique flying style. “Short-eared owls have a flight style like no other,” the organization’s website says. “Often described as ‘moth-like,’ it flaps its wings high in a slow, floppy fashion.” Short-eared owls also prefer to be out in the open, which may be why they’re found in the Klamath Basin. They prefer marshes, tundra, swamps, grasslands and fields. “So where do they nest without trees, you might ask?” the owl institute website posits. “Short-eared owls don’t need trees; they nest on the ground!” The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife says a preference to wideopen areas, along with being an owl that prefers twilight (called ‘crepuscular’) also makes the short-eared owl unique. The short-eared owl doesn’t actually have ears. It gets its name from tufts at the center of its forehead.

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On the calendar around the region AUGUST SATURDAY, AUG. 1 ◗ Sentry Eagle 2015, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Kingsley Field Air National Guard base, 3000 Airport Way. Free admission, displays and fighter jet training drills with jets from various U.S. units. ◗ Klamath and Western Railroad, free scale model train rides 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Food and refreshments available, 36951 S. Chiloquin Road, Chiloquin. ◗ Beatty Day Festival, downtown Beatty. ◗ Klamath Lake Land Trust hiking series: Free guided birding hike through the Skillet Handle at the Running Y Ranch. To sign up, call 541-884-1053, email info@klamathlakelandtrust. FRIDAY-SUNDAY AUG. 7-9 ◗ 20th Annual Mary Keneally Memorial Roping competition at Fort Klamath’s Rodear Arena. ◗ “Shrek: The Musical,” 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Ross Ragland Theater, 218 N. Seventh St. Tickets, before transaction fees, are $29, $23 and $19 with tickets for children under age 12 for $15. For tickets, visit rrtheater.org or call 541-884-5483. SATURDAY, AUG. 8 ◗ Klamath and Western Railroad, free scale model train rides from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Food and refreshments available, 36951 S. Chiloquin Road, Chiloquin. ◗ Crater Lake Rim Runs and Marathon at Crater Lake National Park. ◗ OC&E Woods Line State Trail walk at Dairy — “Nothing Tougher than a Juniper,” 10 a.m., led by Todd Kepple through the Oregon State University Master Naturalist program. Meet at Rice’s Feed Store. ◗ Brats, Brews & Blues Festival, 2 to 7 p.m. at the Klamath Yacht Club, 2700 Front St. Afternoon of rhythm and blues includes a silent auction, bratwurst dinner and samples of local beers. The BB&B is a fundraiser for youth programs in Klamath County. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the gate and are available online at klamathsunriserotary.org. ◗ Fort Klamath Dinner and Street Dance and Chiloquin High School Class Reunion, 6 to 7:30 p.m. dinner, dance from 7:30 to 11 p.m. in Fort Klamath. SATURDAY-SATURDAY AUG. 8-15 ◗ Babe Ruth World Series at Kiger

Stadium. Events include a Banquet of Champions, Home Run Derby, downtown parade of teams, opening ceremonies. Many members of the 1968 Klamath Falls Babe Ruth World Series team will be on hand. For more information, visit 2015baberuthworldseries.com. TUESDAY, AUG. 11 ◗ Foreign Film Series 6 p.m., Klamath County Library, 126 S. Third St. ◗ Perseid Meteor Shower Party with the Klamath County Museum, 8 p.m. at Steen Sports Park. THURSDAY-SUNDAY AUG. 13-16 ◗ Klamath County Fair at the Klamath County Fairgrounds. Includes displays, the Great Northwest Pro Rodeo, a concert with Dustin Lynch and carnival rides. FRIDAY-SUNDAY AUG. 14-16 ◗ “Shrek: The Musical,” 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Ross Ragland Theater, 218 N. Seventh St. Tickets, before transaction fees, are $29, $23 and $19 with tickets for children under age 12 for $15. For tickets, visit rrtheater.org or call 541-884-5483. SATURDAY, AUG. 15 ◗ Klamath and Western Railroad, free scale model train rides from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Food and refreshments available, 36951 S. Chiloquin Road, Chiloquin. ◗ 11th Annual Crater Lake Century Ride, a loop that takes bicyclists from Fort Klamath to Crater Lake National Park and back. For more information, visit craterlakecentury.com. THURSDAY, AUG. 20 ◗ Third Thursday evening festival, 6 to 9 p.m. with art, music, entertainment, activities and food in downtown Klamath Falls. Theme for August is “Baseball.” FRIDAY THROUGH SUNDAY AUG. 21-23 ◗ Klamath Tribes 29th annual Restoration Celebration with a rodeo, ceremonies, food and music in Chiloquin.

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY AUG. 22-23 ◗ Ambrose McAuliffe Memorial Dog Trial Series at the Rodear Arena in Fort Klamath. SATURDAY, AUG. 22 ◗ Klamath and Western Railroad, free scale model train rides from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Food and refreshments available, 36951 S. Chiloquin Road, Chiloquin. ◗ Klamath Lake Land Trust hiking series: Free treasure hunt for kids and kids at heart at Moore Park. For more information, or to sign up, call 541884-1053, email info@klamathlakelandtrust or visit www.klamathlakelandtrust.org/news.html. ◗ Fifth Annual Freedom Poker Run, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Klamath Avenue between Fifth and Sixth streets. Music, vendors, full bar and food available. For more information, visit Klamathfc.org or call 541-281-7094. SATURDAY, AUG. 29 ◗ Annual Trash to Treasures Yard Sale, fundraiser for Chiloquin Ambulance, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 36565 Modoc Point Road. Multi-household sale of anything you can imagine. 50/50 sale with half of the proceeds going to the ambulance fund. ◗ Klamath and Western Railroad, free scale model train rides from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Food and refreshments available, 36951 S. Chiloquin Road, Chiloquin. ◗ Third Annual Klamath Independent Film Festival, 7 p.m. at the Ross Ragland Theater, 218 N. Seventh St. A night of locally produced independent films. This is a free event, with donations welcomed. SEPTEMBER FRIDAY-MONDAY SEPT. 4-7 ◗ Lake County Fair and Roundup at the Lake County Fairgrounds.

Farmers Markets FRIDAYS ◗ Bonanza Farmers Market, noon to 4 p.m. Includes local produce, flea market, vendors, barbecue, lunch, ice cream and live music at Bonanza’s Big Springs Park.

SATURDAYS ◗ Klamath Falls Farmers Market, 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Ninth Street between Main Street and Klamath Avenue. Open air market features local growers, producers and artisans.

THURSDAY THROUGH SUNDAY SEPT. 10-13 ◗ Tulelake-Butte Valley Fair at the Tulelake-Butte Valley Fairgrounds. SATURDAY, SEPT. 12 ◗ Klamath Lake Land Trust hiking series: “Discovering Spence Mountain: The Story of a New Trail.” For more information about this free event, or to sign up, call 541-884-1053, email info@ klamathlakelandtrust or visit www. klamathlakelandtrust.org/news.html. ◗ Ninth Annual Triathlon at Lake of the Woods Resort. SUNDAY, SEPT. 13 AND 20 ◗ KFCX Moore Cowbell Cyclocross at Moore Park. Short races on a variety of terrain with obstacle courses. For more information: Search “KFCX Moore Cowbell Cyclocross” on Facebook. FRIDAY AND SATURDAY SEPT. 18-19 ◗ Balloon Festival in Alturas, Calif. Includes a sunrise breakfast at Sharp’s Field, sponsored by the Alturas Chamber of Commerce. Hot air balloons take off shortly after breakfast from Sharp’s Field. SATURDAY, SEPT. 19 ◗ OC&E Woods Line State Trail walk at Sprague River — “Boom and Bust on the Sprague,” 10 a.m., led by Todd Kepple through the Oregon State University Master Naturalist program. This walk offered in partnership with the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department and the OSU program. Meet at the Sprague River Community Hall. ◗ Fifth Annual Classic Car Show, Lake of the Woods Resort. FRIDAY AND SATURDAY SEPT. 25-26 ◗ Benefit for the Basin Car Show, Klamath County Fairgrounds Event Center and Exhibit Hall No. 1. SATURDAY, SEPT. 26 ◗ Vehicle-free day at Crater Lake National Park. Bikers, walkers and joggers are invited to enjoy Rim Drive at Crater Lake. No vehicles allowed. OCTOBER FRIDAY AND SATURDAY OCT. 2-3 ◗ PEO Chapter U rummage Sale, opens at 9 a.m. both days in Exhibit Hall No. 1 at the Klamath County Fairgrounds.

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