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US 97 at Wickiup Junction Addresses Safety By Lynette Confer

Civic News Pages 2-3

2015 Chamber Awards Winners Page 13

LPHS OHSET team and FBLA team win awards Pages 6-7

Mid Oregon Credit Union Opening Soon in La Pine Page 11

Employment News & Links Page 13

No matter the size or location of a of Huntington Road was 3,050 vehicles “We really just started work out here project involving Oregon’s transportation per day in 2011 and is projected to about six to eight weeks ago,” PIO system, Oregon Department of increase as well. The increase in traffic Murphy stated. “Work began by clearing Transportation (ODOT) has one main intensifies the need to improve safety at trees. There was some concerns about getting necessary trees cleared before goal, the safety of those who travel the the railroad crossing.” After exploring several alternatives nesting season for some species of birds. roads, highways and interstates they manage and maintain. ODOT’s Region 4 to address the safety concerns here, the We wanted to minimize impact, get project at US Highway 97 and Wickiup solution agreed upon by all agencies in and get done before nesting season Junction is no different. ODOT’s Mission involved was the realignment of U.S. began.” “This is a two year project that states, “To provide a safe, efficient 97 to the east of its current location transportation system that supports and build a railroad overpass just south spans about 2.5 miles of highway,” Murphy said, “and economic opportunity and one that is moving livable communities for along at an impressive Oregonians.” rate.” During tour of There are, however, the project site last some factors that make this week given by ODOT project more unique than Project Inspector others. “This is the last ‘atLoren Campbell, it was grade’ railroad crossing on possible to grasp the US Highway 97 in the state vast size of the project of Oregon,” stated Peter area. The goal is to Murphy, ODOT Public have the embankment Information Officer (PIO) completed by the end for Region 4. “At-grade” of May. Currently refers to the fact that trains scrapers are being used and vehicles cross at the to scrape and haul fill same level. “When looking material from nearby at issues that needed to be Rosland OHV (Off addressed along 97 in Region Highway Vehicle) Play 4, this “at-grade” crossing was a top priority,” Murphy photo by Lynette Confer Area directly to the site added. One of many daily trains passes through construction area at US 97 and Wickiup Junction of the embankments being built from flat According to a press where work has begun on the railroad overpass. ground up to 33 feet release on ODOT”s website, “Currently there are on average 10-12 of the current at-grade crossing. New high to support the walls of the railroad trains per day passing through Wickiup connections will be built for Burgess overpass bridge. “Currently there are 5,000 cubic Junction. This is expected to increase Road to the realigned U.S. 97, according yards of dirt being moved daily from over time. The traffic volume on U.S. 97 to ODOT’s website. Once information was gathered and the borrow site to the future site of through the project area is currently at 10,000 vehicles per day, and is expected a plan set in place, work on the project the overpass bridge,” explained PIO to increase to 13,000 by the year 2032. began as soon as winter Wickiup Junction cont. on page 14 The traffic volume on Burgess Road east turned to spring this year.

St. Charles to Open La Pine Clinic in 2017

By Lynette Confer

Last year St. Charles Foundation completed a comprehensive feasibility study to explore the possible support for a St. Charles Health System (SCHS) clinic “to serve the community of La Pine and surrounding underserved areas. Through the community outreach and information gathering process, it was determined that, “In order to fully serve this growing population, expanded primary care services are needed.” (St. Charles Foundation Fact Sheet, 2015). After the feasibility study was complete, the SCHS Board voted to approve the project and move ahead with plans to build a clinic in La Pine. “We are really excited,” remarked John Jepson, Senior Philanthropy Officer for St. Charles Foundation. The La Pine Community Clinic has been serving La Pine and the surrounding communities for many years. “It’s important to note that we Image Courtesy of St. Charles Foundation The region to be served by the St. Charles La are not trying to compete with Pine Clinic, including areas in South Deschutes, La Pine Community Clinic,” Jepson added. “We’re partners Northern Klamath and Lake Counties. in the goal of expanding access to healthcare to the community.” Jepson went on to say that, “We identified an underserved area in the region with 25,000 people. Without La Pine Community Clinic, there would be a huge vacuum.” Deschutes County donated the parcel of land for development of the St. Charles La Pine Clinic. “Deschutes County was approached by St. Charles regarding this 5.6 acre

parcel,” stated Property Manager for Deschutes County James Lewis. “St. Charles is going through the application process with the City of La Pine and will partition that parcel and acquire two acres for development of the Clinic.” The property is located west of Huntington St. Charles Clinic cont. on page 14 Road, north of Memorial

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La Pine Branding and Communication Initiative

May 2016

In the fall of 2015 both the La Pine Economic Development an overview of the feedback he has received from the oneAdvisory Board and the Oregon Rural Development Council on-one meetings at this point. Following the survey and the Forum identified the need for La Pine to develop a branding, Town Hall meeting Matthew will compile all the feedback to marketing and communication initiative. This was driven drive the unveiling of suggested brand identity for the La Pine by the fact that La Pine was set to undertake several new Community. Mandala will also develop a messaging platform developments, including the Urban Renewal Plan, and that La using the new brand identity for the community to use to get the Pine was showing positive growth but lacked a clear, verbalized message out to media outlets, and to use in marketing materials identity, and often was negatively portrayed in press and media to attract businesses and tourists. outside of La Pine. We needed professional assistance to identify “This is an incredible opportunity for the La Pine the community’s value proposition, attract new businesses, and Community” says Janet Burton, Area Economic Development enhance our attraction to tourists, and to those looking to locate Manager for La Pine and Sunriver, “Mandala understanding in Central Oregon. The benefits of a community branding that La Pine is not Bend, or Redmond, and has a unique and initiative would be a creation of a strong community brand proud identity. Working with Mandala will help produce an identify that will be widely accepted by the La Pine community, identity that we can all verbalize and visualize, and highlight but that would also resonate strongly with target audiences the great opportunities and strengths of the community.” such as business, tourists, and those looking to make La Pine their home. This initiative would help increase the effectiveness and efficiency of how we compete and present ourselves as a community. With the city celebrating its 10 year anniversary this year, and Deschutes County celebrating its 100 year anniversary, it was the perfect opportunity to La Pine Marketing Initiative bring the community together to create this Town Hall Meeting branding identity. La Pine Senior Center from 5:00pm – 7:00pm A group of 12 people, representing a cross Tuesday, May 3, 2016 section of the community, received bids from four branding agencies, and interviewed three of those agencies. Mandala, a Bend Meet with The Mandala Agency branding agency, quickly rose to the top and was almost unanimously voted the top pick. to lend your voice to the discussion The group felt that Mandala Agency and • What sets La Pine apart? Matthew Bowler, Principal best understood • What’s great about living in La Pine? the community’s needs and could deliver on • What can we tell the world about La Pine? an effect brand and a communication strategy for the community. The initial phases of this initiative have been graciously funded with a Snacks will be provided $10,000 grant from Travel Oregon, working with our partner Central Oregon Visitors Association, and a $5,000 grant from City of La Pine. Matthew Bowler, Mandala, has to date conducted over 50 one-on-one with individual community members. He is currently working on a survey that will be sent out to a wider community audience and will target those who could not make the one-on-one meetings. On Tuesday, May 3, from 5:00pm to 7:00pm Mandala will hold a Town Hall meeting at the La Pine Senior Center to gather input from a wider audience. Matthew will also provide


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Mayor’s Corner La Pine, City Clean-up Day 2016” Saturday, June 4, 2016

The City of La Pine, by Proclamation, will again, soon proclaim “City Clean Up Day 2016”. Just as it was last year, we again need to put the “Shine on La Pine” for all of us, and our expected summer visitors. I am again, asking Mayor Ken Mulenex for assistance from, not only our current partners “Friends of La Pine, Blue Mat Club, Lions, NJROTC”, but also those additional community groups and individuals who didn’t, or were not able to join in last year. That city clean-up turned out to be a very successful event with a lot of some good clean group, family work and fun. I can assure you of at least two things, you’ll go home with a bucket full of PRIDE and your fill of BBQ. This year we will collaborate with the “Put a Shine on La Pine” group, who over the last 6 months have been so successful with the noxious weed pulls. Saturday, June 4, 2016 is the date for La Pine, City Clean-up Day”. The event is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. to 12 Noon., followed by a hamburger/hotdog “BBQ picnic lunch”. In corporation with La Pine Park & Rec., here is how it’s planned this year. At 8:30 am, Saturday morning, we will all meet in the front parking lot of the Park & Rec “Community Center”. Both myself and the “Put a Shine on La Pine” President, Dennis Scott, will form teams, make area/work assignments and pass out yellow debris bags and yard tools. Some teams will have specific tasks assigned, such as baggers, haulers, loaders, weedeaters and the like. We will focus on both sides of Hwy 97, from 1st to 6th Street, Huntington Rd. from Hwy 97 to Burgess Road, and 1st St. from Hwy 97 to Morson St. The clean-up will consist of picking up trash; cutting, pulling, digging, raking, bagging weeds & leaves and other debris. There will be a water cart bringing bottled water around to all the teams. There will also be port-a-potties about the work area. We will also be working on cleaning up the excess red cinders on sidewalks along Hwy 97. There will be teams picking up the bagged and loose materials and hauling it to dumpsters. While the City will have a number of yard tools and gloves available, we would ask that you bring rakes (both leaf and garden rakes), hoes, shovels and strong bristle yard brooms, along with your best fitting gloves. We were short on weedeaters last year which slowed things down. So if you have a weed-eater, please bring it and join the weedeater team. We’ll do clean-up until about 12:30 pm and then re-gather at the Park & Rec “Community Center” for a BBQ picnic lunch. As Mayor, I challenge each community group, non-profit organizations, businesses along the clean-up route, family and individuals to commit one day, actually, just 4 hours to step up and help put some shine on La Pine. It would help tremendously for planning of the work effort, tools required, and enough food, if you would call, text or email me at (cell) 541-306-0159,, or City Hall, 541-536-1432,, that you, and/or your group will be participating. IT’S THE 2016 PRIMARY ELECTION SEASON! Every two years voters have the opportunity to participate in the Oregon Primary Election, held in the even-numbered year on the third Tuesday in May. This year Oregon’s Primary Election is May 17, 2016. The Primary Election always brings interesting questions. Below is information on some popular topics about the upcoming Primary Election: 1.

Will anyone in Oregon receive ALL the candidates on their Primary ballot?

No. Voters who are registered as a member of the Democrat, Independent or Republican Party will receive a ballot that includes all nominating candidates for that specific party, along with all nonpartisan contests. Voters registered in any of the minor parties or as a non-affiliated voter (not a member of a political party) will receive a ballot for the primary election that includes the nonpartisan contests ONLY. Sample ballots are available online at or The Independent Party, now a major party in Oregon, opened their nomination process to non-affiliated voters giving them the opportunity to request an Independent Party ballot for this Primary Election only. The Oregon Secretary of State’s office sent postcards out to all non-affiliated voters with this information notifying them to request this ballot in writing from the local election office by April 26, 2016. April 26, 2016 is the deadline for any political party changes and for registrations for those electors new to the state of Oregon. One can register to vote or update their current registration by returning a voter registration card to the Election office or online at 2. When will ballots be mailed in Deschutes County? Deschutes County ballots will be delivered to the Bend Post Office on Wednesday, April 27th. Voters who do not receive a ballot through the mail by Wednesday, May 4 should call the Election office at 541-388-6546. Ballots are NOT FORWARDABLE. Therefore, if an elector has moved or changed a mailing address without notifying us it is likely their ballot will be returned to us as undeliverable. It is important that electors update their voter registration with their current address or for a name change. 3. When will Voters’ Pamphlets be delivered? The Oregon Secretary of State’s office produces and prints their Voter’s Pamphlet as does Deschutes County. Deschutes County’s Voters’ Pamphlet is inserted into the center of the State Voters’ Pamphlet and will be delivered, one per residential household, between April 20th – 22nd. If one is not received, the post offices have additional copies or available online at and It is the candidate’s choice whether or not to be submit a statement in the Voter’s Pamphlet for a fee. 4. Why do some voters receive two ballots? If a voter changes their party close to the registration deadline, they may receive two ballots. Ballot packets are assembled for mailing prior to the registration deadline because of volume. Only one ballot will count. The first ballot is inactivated when the second ballot is issued. 5. When are write-In votes tallied? Write-in votes will not be tallied on Election Day. The abstracting process for determining all the various write-in names will begin after Election Day and continue until completed. It is anticipated that those results will be released at the same time the election is certified on June 6th.

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City of La Pine News & Updates City Hall Meetings

Public is invited to attend all meetings listed and agenda is posted on the city website. 2nd Wednesday of the Month - City Council Meeting - Regular Session where the City Council votes on issues. 3rd Wednesday of the Month - Planning Commission Meeting 4th Wednesday of the Month - City Council Work Session - Next meeting January 27 Public comment opportunities are available at all the city meetings. Visit the city website at to learn more about the city’s snow plowing policy. “La Pine City Hall located at 16345 6th Street is open Monday through Friday 8:30 to 5:00 PM. Please visit City Hall or call 541-536-1432 with any questions or concerns.”

2016-2017 Budget for the City of La Pine City Staff has been busy preparing the 2016-2017 Budget for the La Pine City Council and Budget Committee to review beginning May 3rd. The Budget Committee will on meet at City Hall on May 3rd and May 4th at 5:30 pm. Organizations requesting sponsorship will be heard at the May 3rd meeting, while other budget material will be reviewed on May 4th. Anyone can appear at the budget committee meetings and provide input and public comment, however comment time may be limited by the chairperson in certain situations. The Public Hearing to adopt the Budget is currently scheduled for June 8, 2016 at 6:00 pm at City Hall.

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Chamber Connection By Lynette Confer Award was first awarded at the 2012 Chamber Awards Banquet. “Gil was the owner of Wilderness Garbage,” Gawith stated. “He was the kind of guy, you could ask him to do anything, and he would do it. We wanted an award that would honor him, his spirit for the community,” Gawith added. This year’s winner, Terry Mowry, is the owner of The Corner Store. “He’s a busy guy and may not have time to do a lot, but if you ask for his help, he will do his best to make it happen,” said Gawith. The La Pine Chamber boasts close to 300 members. “This is a great number for a community of this size,” said Gawith. There are many benefits to becoming a Chamber member, some visible and some not quite so. “One very visible benefit to being a Chamber member is the opportunities that we arrange for networking with fellow business people,” Gawith said. There are also many other opportunities and things the Chamber does on behalf of their members including networking with the Central Oregon Visitor’s Association, connecting with the State Chamber, staying informed and lobbying in the State Legislature and connecting with Travel Oregon, among many other things. “There has been a little boost a division of Concept Retail, Inc. in economy in recent years and we have experienced just the 15989 Burgess Rd. edge of that boost in La Pine,” La Pine OR 97739 Gawith noted. “People are 541-536-0700 541-536-3695 fax hopeful and feeling like they can invest in their community. It’s an exciting time for all of us.”

Since its’ inception almost 20 years ago, The La Pine Chamber of Commerce has been holding an Annual Awards Banquet to recognize outstanding Chamber businesses, individuals and organizations. The 2016 La Pine Chamber Awards Banquet was held on April 9. Each year, Awards Banquet recipients are chosen from a pool of nominees. Chamber members then have the opportunity to vote on the nominees for each category. “We have tried many things to inspire people to take part in the voting process,” noted Chamber Director Ann Gawith. “This year was the best voter turn out we have ever had.” There are six categories which Chamber members get a chance to vote on. The 2015 La Pine Chamber Awards were recognized as follows: Business of the Year: S&S Auto Parts; Business Person of the Year: Brian Earls; President’s Award: Charla DeHate; Community Service Award: Doby Fugate; Outstanding Organization: La Pine Park & Recreation District; Gil Martinez Spirit of the Community Award: Terry Mowry. The Gil Martinez Spirit of the Community

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Beautification Action Team

A dedicated group of La Pine citizens are working together to make a difference in our community. Targeting areas throughout the business community, last year they pulled noxious weeds and picked up debris totaling 6150 pounds that was disposed of by Deschutes County road department. The movement is on once again to clean up our town and get ready for summer visitors. All La Pine businesses are being asked to Take the Pledge to keep their business weed and debris free. Once the pledge is signed you will receive a ‘Put the Shine on La Pine’ sticker for your front door. If you are starting on a new project such as new paint, signage or landscape, take before and after pictures and post to the “Put the Shine on La Pine” Facebook page. There will be awards given to the 5 businesses that made an impact with their cleanup work. If you would like to become a part of the cleanup team please join us at our next meeting on May 10th at the Crescent Creek Hall off of Huntington Rd. at 5:30. For more information call Dennis Scott at 541-2131143.

ATTENTION BUSINESS OWNERS OPERATING IN THE CITY OF LA PINE The City has adopted a Business License Ordinance requiring all businesses operating in the City of La Pine to obtain a business license beginning July 1, 2014. The fee for the business license is $45. Business Owners can go online and fill out a business license application by going to our website:, or coming into City Hall located at 16345 Sixth Street or by calling City Hall at 541-536-1432 and requesting that a Business License application be sent to you. You may then pay the applicable fees by mailing a check to City Hall at PO Box 2460, La Pine, or by calling City Hall to pay by credit card over the phone at 541-536-1432.

2016-2017 Budget for the City of La Pine City Staff has been busy preparing the 2016-2017 Budget for the La Pine City Council and Budget Committee to review beginning May 3rd. The Budget Committee will on meet at City Hall on May 3rd and May 4th at 5:30 pm. Organizations requesting sponsorship will be heard at the May 3rd meeting, while other budget material will be reviewed on May 4th. Anyone can appear at the budget committee meetings and provide input and public comment, however comment time may be limited by the chairperson in certain situations. The Public Hearing to adopt the Budget is currently scheduled for June 8, 2016 at 6:00 pm at City Hall.








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Business Spotlight

Integrity Auto Services Opens Shop in La Pine By Lynette Confer Integrity Auto Services is proud to announce their new location in La Pine. First established as a mobile auto repair service company in January 2014, Integrity Auto Services opened in its’ new location on Rosland Road in March. A native Oregonian, owner Jeremy Johnson and his family have been residents of La Pine for 12 years. “I chose to live here because I feel it’s a good place to raise a family and the cost-of-living is more reasonable than other parts of Central Oregon.” When the idea to open up his own shop came up, Johnson admits to looking at other Central Oregon locations, including Bend. However, Johnson noted that “what’s going on in La Pine right now made me want to open my shop right here.” He added, “I stayed here because I’ve grown to love this community and want to see it thrive.” With over 20 years of experience in all areas of automotive repair, Johnson worked most recently as Lead Automotive Technician at Murray & Holt Motors in Bend. Johnson is an ASE Master certified technician, as well as GM World Class Certified. “This means that I have extensive experience in many areas of automotive repair,” Johnson explained. “I’m like a doctor for automobiles.” GM offers a chance for their technicians to become extensively trained

in nine categories of automotive repair. In 2007, after 10 years of extensive schooling, training, experience and testing, Johnson became one of the youngest technician ever awarded the GM World Class Technician photo by Dan Varcoe Award, meaning he is Master Certified in all nine categories of automotive repair, Rich Dyer (L) and Jeremy Johnson (R). Dyer is a new employee at Integrity Auto Services. Johnson is the owner of the company founded in 2014. including Electrical Repair, Brakes, Suspension, Engine Performance, Engine going to church and spending time with welcomes new and returning customers Mechanical Repair, Drive Train, Diesel my family, running marathons, lifting and is happy to call La Pine home for his Engine Repair and Body Electrical. weights and bow hunting,” Johnson said. new shop. “We are here to help,” Johnson Integrity Auto Services is a full service He also plays guitar and leads worship at said. “I saw a need and I’m trying to fill it. shop offering repairs and diagnostics for their church. Johnson is a bowhunter and I enjoy what I do.” all domestic makes and models, as well member of BowTech’s pro staff, as well as Asian made vehicles. “We are trying to as a member of the Northwest Outdoor offer people the experience and expertise Writers Association. “God, family and of a dealership with the friendly, personal work pretty much sums it up,” added service of an independent shop,” Johnson Johnson. said. Integrity Auto Services is located at Johnson currently has one local 17070 Rosland Road in La Pine (located technician, Rich Dyer, at the shop with north of the Truck and RV Wash). Hours another local technician recently hired of operation are Monday-Friday, 8-5. Call who will begin work in May. “I’m 541-876-5433 for an appointment. Johnson possibly looking for one more employee, specifically a technician with Get smarter about dealership experience,” stated your insurance... Johnson. He adds that his goal is to assemble a team of highly Do you know what OPEN SATURDAYS trained and skilled technicians insurance you need? who can meet the needs of Gordan Pickering - D.V.M. I can help you understand how Julee Pickering - D.V.M. their customers. “One key is to protect your assets and yourself! Lani Voyles D.V.M. the diagnostics services we Karen Brannon offer,” Johnson said. “It’s a Call and schedule your FREE comprehensive insurance review much needed service here.” today at: 541-771-0064 • Or visit “Outside of work, I enjoy

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Art is Coming to La Pine

By Mayor Ken Mulenex

La Pine Band Of Brothers & La Pine NJROTC in La Pine Community Service!! If you haven’t heard, let me be the first to tell you about the great ART event that is coming to downtown La Pine. In partnership with Bend Arts Central, the City of La Pine has stepped forward to bring forth a mural to downtown La Pine. Through a matching grant from the Oregon Arts Commission and in Collaboration with Arts Central and the La Pine Middle School a group of LMS students will take on the task of painting a mural on the south side of the cinder block building next to the back side of the Town Pump gas station on Huntington Rd. Through the very generous contributions of two prominent La Pine business owners, Rex Lesueur, of Bancorp Ins. and John Truax owner of the Town Pump gas station, the mural site and access to it will be the location of our first mural! A group of the La Pine Band of Brothers, lead by Frank Hernandez their President and 20+ NJROTC Cadets on April 9 removed the old and dilapidated 8’ fence on Huntington Rd at the Back of Town DOLL HOUSES, HOBBY SHOP, & FAMILY BOUTIQUE Pump. Both groups deserve a big 16487 Bluewood Place salute, it was a Suite 1, La Pine dirty, hot, Job. store: 541-536-6199 direct: 541-280-7206 Robert & Shirley Kindell

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six-week externship at The Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito, California. This center rescues, rehabilitates, and releases injured seals and sea lions. “The program works hard to give those that are motivated and that have a love for veterinary medicine, a chance to take the Veterinary Technician National Board Exam. It is a full time, very intensive program.”



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May 2016

STEAM Night at La Pine Middle School

There’s nothing like an evening of friendly competition to bring a community of people together! Over 250 students, parents, teachers and community members gathered at La Pine Middle School Thursday, April 7th to attend S.T.E.A.M (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) night! This spring, competitions included highest newspaper tower, fastest miniature solar car, longest straw rocket distance and an endangered Spotted Frog coloring contest. Other activities included “artbots”, robots created with mechanical toothbrushes and markers, magnetic slime, and glass ornament making. The La Pine Middle School photography club brilliantly displayed their creative digital art pieces and the La Pine STEM Club brought their robots to be carefully maneuvered throughout the room. No one left empty handed as participants were able to take home not only their creations, but an understanding of how perseverance helps with every engineering project. This community event could not have taken place with out the generous sponsorship of key community members. Donations for the supplies were provided by the Band of Brothers in La Pine, the La Pine STEM Club and the Ya Ya Sisterhood of La Pine. The La Pine Middle School Parent Support Team provided a delicious dinner for all attendees. We plan to continue and grow the event each year. The next STEAM night will take place next fall. Please come join us for a family friendly, creative event!

South County Schools Update Important Dates May 2 – 6 Teacher Appreciation Week May 9 – La Pine Middle School Parent Meeting 6pm May 17 – 20 - LPHS Plant Sale Greenhouse 10a – 6pm May 18 – Early Childhood Learning Fair – Rosland Elementary 3p – 7pm May 26 – 5th grade Soar up day to LPMS May 30 – Memorial Day – No School May 31 – 8th Grade Celebration Meeting – LPMS 5:30 pm Please take a moment to thank a Teacher. May 2nd through May 6th is Teacher Appreciation Week. Everyone has a favorite teacher, make sure you say Thank you and let them know! Rosland Elementary Rosland Elementary will be hosting our second Early Childhood Learning Fair on May 18th from 3pm to 7pm. This event is FREE and open to all families with children from 0 to 7. You are welcome to stop by for as little or long as you want. We will have local community members here to share information and we will be giving away an iPad mini and other door prizes. Healthy Beginnings will be here at the same time doing 12

point kid inspections, so call and make an appointment at 541-383-6357. Healthy Beginnings will have some drop in slots available, too. We will have Smokey Bear, SHARC, La Pine Park and Rec, OSU Extension with some light snacks, and many more local friends. Come join in the fun! La Pine Middle School La Pine Middle School will be hosting the 5th grade classes from La Pine Elementary and Rosland on May 26th and parents are invited to come meet teachers in the evening. La Pine High School Spring sports are in full swing. Bo DeForest is coaching Baseball, Gary Slater and Brian Earls are coaching Track and Field, Tom Welker is coaching Softball and Kent Wieber is coaching Boys Golf. Please support the Hawks by going to the OSAA website and check out their schedules. Everyone is welcome to come cheer for the Hawks! Website: schools/47 (click on the sport name and see their schedule) Or go to for the track and field schedule.

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Great Gift Ideas for All Occasions Annuals, Perennials, Ornamental Grasses, Hanging Baskets, Terracotta Pots, Bird Houses, Bird Nesting Platforms, Pollinating Bee Houses, Metal Art, Cards and More For more info: Ken Thorp 541-355-8521 or email


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La Pine High School Equestrian Team Meet Results La Pine High School Equestrian Team finishes on top! The three freshmen won the

Mini Team Overall Trophy (teams with 1-3 riders), and won In Hand Obstacle Relay at the third meet for the second time winning a Gold medal and a trip to the State Championship Meet in Redmond May 12-15 to be held at the Deschutes County Fair & Expo. Ashlyn Johnson earned a Bronze medal in In Hand Trail, Adaline Meeks earned Bronze Medal in Working Rancher and Randi Allen is an alternate in Reining, Barrels and Poles for State. Randi also earned 2nd place in the top 5 for Rookie of the Year and earned the Versatility Award Buckle. The versatility award is earned by competing in 2 performance/3 timed events or 3 performance/2 timed events combining points from all three meets. Individual Events: Ashlyn Johnson: Hunt Seat Equitation - 9th Showmanship - 9th In Hand Trail - 7th Western Horsemanship - 17th Trail - 7th Addy Meeks: Showmanship - 17th Western Horsemanship - 22nd photo by Kathy Russell Trail - 7th Ashlyn Johnson, Randi Allen and Addy Meeks Working Rancher - 4th show awards from OHSET meet. Figure 8, 14.107 - 27th Randi Allen: Working Rancher - 7th Steer Daubing 2 daubs, 10.495 - 6th Reining - 7th Barrels - 8th, 15.697 Poles - NT Team Events: In Hand Obstacle Relay: Addy, Ashlyn, Randi, Addy with second horse - 1st place Working Pairs: Ashlyn & Addy - 4th Team Penning: Ashlyn, Addy, Randi, photo by Kathy Russell 12th, 2 pens, 2 cows, 144.69 LPHS OHSET athletes show off their school spirit. Canadian Flags: 55.761 - 8th Bi-Rangle: 7th, 28.776 The state meet schedule is on www. if you’d like to come support these girls. Advisor/Coach Christina Bates 541-419-1055 and Advisor Kathy Russell 541-419-8925. DUTCH OVEN POTATOES by Carl Lacey 14 inch Camp Dutch Oven 15 large potatoes 5 large onions 1 pound of thick sliced bacon 1/2 cup vegetable oil (or bacon grease) Salt and pepper Start 28 Kingsford Charcoal Briquettes. While briquettes are getting hot, peel and using a meat slicer, slice potatoes into 1/2 inch thick slices. Peel and cut onions into 6 or 8 pieces each, they do not need to be sliced. Arrange 12 evenly space briquettes under the Dutch Oven. The Dutch Oven should be hot now. Cook the bacon until almost crisp. Leave some of the bacon grease in the Dutch Oven. Add the potatoes and onions to the Dutch Oven and mix thoroughly. Salt and pepper to taste. Put the lid on the Dutch Oven and place 16 briquettes, evenly spaced on top. Check every 10 to 15 minutes and rotate mixture with a spatula. Cook for about 1 hour or until done. Rotate the lid and Dutch Oven (in opposite directions) every 15 minutes; this helps even out the heat. Serves 15 to 20 people. Add grated cheese during the last 15 minutes of cook as an added treat, if desired. June 14, 1998

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David Dale Taylor Jr. Memorial Scholarship Offered By Sissy Hutchings In December of 2015, David Taylor was killed in a car accident on Highway 97. On that day, our community lost one of its’ best. My son (age 7) lost his father, the Taylor family lost their son, brother, and uncle. Many others lost their friend and many community children lost their coach. In honor of David, our family has chosen to offer a scholarship to one student each year who is part of the La David Dale Taylor Jr. Memorial Scholarship Name: _______________________________________________________________________________ Address:______________________________________________________________________________ Age:_____________________________GraduationYear:_______________GPA:___________________ Who did you live with, while attending High School__________________________________________ (parents, grandparents, guardian, friends)

Community Service: _____________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________ Financial need: _____________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________ College or Trade School preference: _____________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________

What do you plan to major in: _____________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________

Scholastic Achievements: _____________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________

Along with this application please attach the following: *Personal Reference from a current, or former (Little League) coach. *Write an essay in regards to how softball/baseball has impacted your life. *Attach proof of GPA

Pine High School Ba sebal l /Sof tbal l team. We want David’s name to live on, and we want him to be able to help another person who shares the same love as he did. David wasn’t David Taylor with his always the best son, Davey. student, he struggled tremendously in school. However, because of baseball, David pushed himself. He would do anything, as long as he could still be on the field at the end of each day. David had the drive, he had the compassion to do well in life, and it all started with baseball, as a young boy. There is no other way to honor him in such a meaningful way, besides to support another student of baseball. David loved the community he lived in, he loved the high school he attended, he loved his teachers, and most of all- he loved the game. If there was one thing people could say about David- “He had heart!” If you feel that you can represent this scholarship, please apply. Deadline is May 20. David’s son, Little Davey will be picking the finalist. Good Luck!!

Think Again Parents (TAPS) of South County

Think Again Parents of South County, TAPS, would like to thank the Mayor and City Council for passing TAPS Proclamation that declared April “Underage Substance Abuse Prevention Awareness Month”. TAPS appreciates the City for their continued support of awareness of substance abuse prevention and education. TAPS would further like to announce the new 2016 President of TAPS, Lori Henry. Lori has been a long time TAPS member and now we are very proud to have her as our President for the TAPS Board. TAPS would like the community to know that TAPS has several programs that support substance abuse awareness. SISA (Students Improving School Atmosphere) is a La Pine High School based program to help students help other students with awareness surrounding (bullying, prom pledge to stay sober and other projects through-out the year). Positive Community Norms- A program introduced this year by Nick Stevenson of the Deschutes County Health Dept. in Bend. This Positive model is based on ‘what our children are doing RIGHT.

TAPS is the host in South County for this new program that is being introduced into the schools. Party Safe Homes (PSH) Parents take the Pledge to have a safe environment for teens to gather. That means no available: Nicotine, Alcohol, drugs for young persons to be able to access. For more information, or to join the cause, call Lori Henry at 541-306-8635. Girls Summit is held the 1st Monday of Spring Break each year and involves a day of teen girls ages 12-18, coming together to attend a variety of classes designed to help them with issues involving: selfesteem, choice making, and just gaining a better understanding of their body, nutrition and future ideas. We also have projects that involve tobacco and alcohol awareness in our youth; Kick Butt Day in the Park and Sticker Shock Day in the retail local stores. Please be sure to visit our website to learn more about what you can do to help, ‘Be Part of the Solution’. For donations to TAPS go to www. and hit the donation button to our Pay Pal account. Want to Volunteer or become a Board member? call Barbi at 541-815-3339.

Most Oregon parents, 98%, agreed that they should talk to their children about alcohol use on a regular basis, not just once or twice.

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North Klamath County

County’s Tourism Group Launches Refeshed Brand Identity Discover Klamath Visitor and Convention Bureau, Klamath County’s official tourism agency since January 2009, has announced a brand refresh according to Discover Klamath’s Executive Director Jim Chadderdon. “Discover Klamath is excited to announce and roll out its new brand campaign called “Meet Me In Klamath”, says Chadderdon. In explaining the reason for this initiative Chadderdon noted the tourism industry is strong in the USA, in Oregon, and in Southern Oregon and the new campaign’s goal is to build more awareness and interest in visiting the Klamath Basin. He expects the campaign to establish Klamath with a stronger and clearer presence in target markets. The organization historically markets the area to prospective visitors from Western Canada down to Southern California. “Tourism’s contribution to Klamath’s economy is nearly $150 million annually” say Chadderdon, “Making it one of the top economic drivers to the region. By rebranding our area at this time, we will become more attractive to Millennials, X-Gens, and Baby Boomers, while seeking a larger share of Oregon’s $10.3 billion annual tourism industry revenues, and also more effectively connecting our community to the duel iconic tourism attractions in the area: Crater Lake and Lava Beds”, he says. The campaign uses newly created illustrations of local animals, combined with custom professional photography

from local pros such as Larry Turner, to create a graphical approach that is unique in tourism marketing circles, while creating a noticeable, approachable, friendly and distinctive campaign. According to Tonia Ulbricht, Brand Marketing Manager, who led project development: “The fun, whimsical creative approach sets Klamath apart from what is becoming a sea of predictable tourism ads around the region and state”. She added: “We launched last week and had over 3,000 Likes on our new Facebook page, which supports our initial research on the appeal this campaign would have”. The campaign begins mid-April and includes TV ads, YouTube videos, web banner ads, print advertising, social media, public relations and more through this year. Discover Klamath Board President Drew Honzel added: “The Board authorized a rebrand fall 2014 and our Staff worked on this initiative most of 2015 to get it ready for the 2016 tourism season. The Board has seen the campaign and are very excited by the work created and believes it does a nice job establishing strategic alignment between tourism marketing efforts at the state, regional, and local levels”. Discover Klamath brought in several partners to design and develop campaign assets, including Lookout Marketing and Must Be Something, both Portland-based marketing agencies.

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2016 La Pine Rodeo Season Is Starting Off With A Bang! La Pine Car Wash and Auto Lube By Candy Yow, La Pine Rodeo Association President The sun is shining and the grass is getting green, makes a heart start wandering towards summer thoughts and with that comes thinking about Rodeo Season! It is coming up pretty quickly actually. Once again La Pine Rodeo has some great things in the works, it seems every year it gets a bit bigger and a bit better thanks to an incredible Rodeo Board. We are putting on 4 days of nonstop, action packed fun and excitement this year. One of the first fun events of the year is our Rodeo Queen Coronation; this is where our past Queen crowns the upcoming Queen and Princess. Of course we make an evening of it with Tri-Tip dinner cooked by Kim & Kathy Russell, outstanding as always with them. We had Chris Osage as a “DJ” to keep the excitement going. With silent auction items, door prizes and live auction we brought in some money for these girls to travel and represent La Pine Rodeo in fashion. The highlight of the night was the “Mr. La Pine Rodeo “ Contest, a contest the girls came up with that brought the house down. They picked 3 guys from the crowd who had to answer questions, practice their arena run in’s on stick horses, and walk the catwalk!! After we all laughed until we cried we got down to serious business and our 2015 Queen Shelby Brinkly crowned our 2016 La Pine Rodeo Queen Michaela McKelvie and our 2016 Princess Charisa Bates. We are very proud of these ladies and look forward to an awesome year. 2016 We are bringing in on Friday July 1st Nashville Recording Artist Lone Star, we are pretty pumped up about this concert, even though it has been a while since they had a number 1 hit, their songs have held popularity longer than most and are still played regularly on the radio, “Amazed” is still the #1 wedding song in the Nation!! This group brings energy, and excitement throughout the entire performance. Brian McComas will be opening for Lone Star and is Nashville Recording artist himself. We are hoping to sell the house out

La Pine Car Wash Adds “Quick Lube” Service

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La Pine Rodeo Queen Coronation dinner. and entertain La Pine like never before. But don’t take a break yet, Saturday evening we will have our Buck & Boom with some new twists to it. We will be having mini bucking ponies for the youth, Mini Bucking Bulls, Jr. Bulls and then the big boys in the actual Bull Riding. The top riders in the Jr. & Sn. Bulls will come back for a ride off to see who will be the Champion. The mini ponies and Mini bulls are the new rage in Rodeo; in fact the youth can qualify for National Finals in the mini ponies!!! We are excited to have them on board and a part of La Pine Rodeo. But we have just started, take a deep breath, put your boots and hat on because Sunday & Monday are non-stop NPRA Rodeo excitement. You will be sitting on the edge of your seat watching these cowboys and cowgirls compete in every rodeo event imaginable. They are going for year end points and chasing their dreams of being a Champion so we will be there encouraging and cheering them on. And of course we will have the ever-favorite Mutton Bustin prior to the rodeo each day for little Buckaroos! You don’t want to miss a second of the fun, bring your families and friends and stay with us in La Pine for 4 action packed days of fun, music, food and Rodeo. You can follow us for times and event schedule as we get closer either on our website or on Face Book. Can’t wait to see you there!!!!

The La Pine Car Wash on Huntington Road, in downtown La Pine, recently expanded by adding a new Auto “Quick Lube”. The car wash, in operation since the mid ‘90’s, was purchased by Mike Rudometkin in November of 2014. As a new resident in La Pine, Mike soon realized there was a real need for a convenience auto lube in town. He began making plans to convert one of the “Self-serve” stalls to a lube station. A comfortable waiting room and ADA restroom have been added, as well. Most oil/filter and lube stops will take no longer than 15-20 minutes. The Auto Lube serving cars, pickups and SUV’s will be open 5 days a week, Monday through Friday, 7:30am – 6pm and the car wash is open 24/7. Further upgrades are also in the works at the Car Wash; a new “State of the Art” touchless wash system. Installation is scheduled to be completed this month.

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La Pine Car Wash and Quick Lube.

It will be automated with 4 different car wash levels and bank card payment options. With the expansion, 2 new jobs have been added to operate the Car Wash and Lube Station. “I believe in keeping it local”, says Mike, “I hire local and use local suppliers whenever possible”. The Auto Lube will use all Chevron products, provided by Ed Staub & Sons. You may contact Mike at La Pine Car Wash and Auto Lube at 541.363.9027, or stop by 51540 South Huntington Road in La Pine.

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La Pine-Sunriver Rotary Club

Fill Your Wine Cellar for Five Bucks

In this column we share what local Sunriver-La Pine Rotarians, your friends and neighbors, are doing to help South Deschutes County.

TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE FOR WINE RAFFLE – Tickets are now on sale from any Sunriver-La Pine Rotarian for the club’s 14TH annual wine raffle. For just $5 (or $45 for ten tickets), you can fill your wine cellar with some of the best wines in America. First prize is 50 bottles of premium wines. Second prize is 24 bottles and 3rd prize is 12 bottles. Go to the Rotary website to see a completed wine list: wineraffle.htm Raffle drawing will take place at the June 3rd Rotary Wine and Community Auction Gala. You do not have to be present to win. Need a ticket, contact any Sunriver-La Pine Rotarian or email Mark Dennett ( EXQUISITE DINING AND LIVE ENTERTAINMENT – Ok, there are plenty of fundraisers in South Deschutes County because the area is so generous! But Rotary’s annual gala has earned a reputation for being one of the best! This year’s event takes place June 3rd (Friday night) at the Crosswater Country Club at 5:00 PM. A chef-inspired full buffet with prime rib and a selection of mouth-watering entrees and desserts will

provide a treat for the palate. Well-known Hawaiian recording artist Bill Keale will add a touch of island music. Come join your friends for a very special evening. Tickets are now on sale for $100 per person. Call Ray Kuratek at (541) 6105882 for tickets. All funds raised will continue to support local nonprofits. Here is just a short list of the organization you support by attending the Rotary event: La Pine Community Kitchen, La Pine Elementary (library books and special cooking project), Newberry Habitat for Humanity, Rising Starts Preschool, and Bend Parks & Recreation District (After School Program for South Deschutes residents). HAVE A STORY TO TELL? – The Rotary club is always looking for great life stories to share with our members at our weekly Wednesday morning (7:35 am) meetings. If you would like to be a speaker at a Rotary meeting please contact Mark Dennett. BECOME A MEMBER – Surprise, you don’t have to live in La Pine (or Sunriver) to be a member of the local Rotary Club that serves all of South Deschutes County. All you have to be is someone that wants to join local business men and women in giving back to their local community. If you are interested, contact Mark Dennett for an invite to a meeting.

La Pine’s FBLA Students off to Nationals Was the State Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) State Conference. Two students from La Pine High School qualified and will be attending the National Leadership Conference in Atlanta, GA. June 29 - July 2, 2016. While attending the State Conference students took advantage of workshops and seminars to help boost their knowledge of business as well as competed in their individual events. Several students prepared and took a test on-line, they awaited the results which were announced at the State Awards Ceremony. Other students actively participated in their production events on site at the State Conference in front of judges. At FBLA there is something for everyone! If you excel at public speaking, there is a wide variety of events to choose from. If you are a natural at math or taking tests you can apply those unique gifts. Even if you are not sure what you are gifted at or what improvements you need to just sharpen your skills. At FBLA, there is an event for everyone. Gage Yeager, a Senior at La Pine High School was the Cascade Regional Vice President for the 2015-2016 school year. During the State Conference he passed the torch to Carly Breach of Madras High School.

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Sunriver Women’s Club Awards Grants

The Sunriver Women’s Club Philanthropy Committee awarded $32,500 to 15 nonprofit organizations serving South Deschutes County at its Annual Giving Luncheon in April. The SRWC’s 9 member philanthropy committee visited or interviewed all grant applicants prior to reviewing the applications. Grants are awarded for basic needs of food, health, clothing and education for children and families residing in the South Deschutes County. The following non-profit organizations received grants: Assistance League of Bend for Operation School Bell providing wardrobes for children Holy Trinity Outreach for the purchase of protein food for their Care & Share Program Central Oregon Council on Aging providing meals to seniors and home bound Family Access Network for camp and after school activities for students Grandma’s House for emergency and transitional housing for teen-age mothers Healthy Beginnings for support of 3 preschool screenings in Sunriver and La Pine La Pine Community Kitchen for purchase of food/food for emergency food boxes La Pine Park and Recreation for after school program for the Three Rivers School Newberry Habitat for Humanity for their Critical Home Repair Program Rising Stars Preschool for scholarships for preschoolers ineligible for Head Start Sunriver Christian Fellowship for scholarships for higher education Sunriver Music Festival for Three Rivers School after school orchestra and musical performances Sunriver Nature Center for a spectroscope and watershed ecology program TAPS (Girl Scouts) for the annual Girl’s Summit Three Rivers School for the Challenge Day Program

Additionally the Club provided $1,500 in winter jackets and boots to FAN for distribution to the children of Rosland Elementary School. Since 2000 the SRWC has given grants in excess of $491,500. This is the result of our fundraising activities: Winter Gala, Buy a Brick Program, Sunriver Art Faire and others. “We are fortunate to live in an exceptional community where so many invest their time and efforts for the improvement of the lives of all residing in the Sunriver area and South Deschutes County. We thank you for making these grants possible.,” said Bonnie Campbell SRWC 2016 philanthropy chair.

21st ANNUAL YOUNG ARTIST CONCERT SCHEDULED FOR JUNE 12 Nurturing the next generation of artistic talent has been a goal of the Sunriver Music Festival ever since it launched the Young Artists Scholarship program two decades ago. Now you can delight in hearing scholarship winners perform at the Festival’s free YOUNG ARTISTS SCHOLARSHIP CONCERT, Sunday, June 12th at 7 pm at the Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Sunriver. During its 20-year history, the Young Artists Scholarship program has awarded over $400,000 in scholarships to 127 Central Oregon classical music students in three categories: 1) College or Music Conservatory tuition, 2) Private music lessons, and 3) Music camps for middle school, high school and college students. This concert showcases ten of the 2016 Young Artists Scholarship winners in an unforgettable show of talent. Admission is free, but donations are appreciated and will go directly to support the Young Artists Scholarship fund. Reservations are appreciated. Sunriver Music Festival’s Young Artists Scholarship Concert Holy Trinity Catholic Church 8143 Cottonwood Rd - Sunriver 7:00pm – Sunday June 14th, 2015 For more information about the Sunriver Music Festival’s Young Artists Scholarship Concert or other upcoming events, call the Sunriver Music Festival Ticket Office at 541-5939310, email at or go to

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AnnuAl Meeting

A Spring Tradition...Don’t Miss It.

MEC’s 64th Annual Meeting of the Members is Saturday, May 14th at the La Pine Middle School. The annual meeting is an event for the entire family. It gives you, the member/owners of MEC, a chance to participate in the business of your electric co-op. It also provides you with a first-hand look at the various programs and services available through the cooperative. There will be prize drawings held throughout the meeting, with hundreds of dollars of gifts to be given away. There is limited parking space, but shuttle service will be provided.

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Health and

ellness The 7 Habits of Healthy Blood Pressure

May 2016


By Celeste Davis, God-Made-Health Mentor, CHC, CLWC “My doctor is thrilled! She wishes all her The 7 Habits of Healthy Blood Pressure are: patients would do what I’m doing”. Every time Resolve Stress, Lose Weight, Move Your Body, you go to the doctor the first thing they do is take Reduce Alcohol, Eat More Fruits and Veggies, your blood pressure … and often it’s something Eat 35 grams of Fiber each day and increase your doctor, your spouse or your children your Nitric Oxide levels. These habits are based continually bug you about! Are you listening? on recommendations by the American Heart If you have high blood pressure you are not Association and the SPRINT study. alone; 2 in 3 adults in America have high blood I lead an online/phone group each month pressure or pre-hypertension. In the African called The 30-Day Beet Blood Pressure American population reveals a staggering 50% Challenge; our current group is in their last of African American adults have high blood week. Talk about improvements; Shirley’s blood pressure and 66% are pre-hypertensive. pressure dropped from over 150 systolic to 117 The problem is you don’t usually FEEL bad in about 2 weeks. Bill was practicing all the when you have high blood pressure…at least 7 Habits but one; his blood pressure remained in the 190s. When he decided to add that one habit – cutting out alcohol – his systolic number dropped in a matter of days to below 120. Others whose numbers weren’t as high reported 5, 10, 15 point drops in less than 2 weeks. “My doctor is thrilled; she wishes all her patients would do what I’m doing!” How significant is that improvement? According to the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 2014(1), if you follow the Dash Diet, cut sodium, lose 5% of your body weight and exercise 40 minutes a day you can not that you notice…and who wants to take expect a drop of about 15 points. You do the medicine for something they don’t FEEL? math…participants who practice the 7 Habits The risks are very real. If your systolic (top) and drop into normal range, sometimes by 50 or number is over 130 you have a 30% chance of points, in a matter of weeks. stroke. When your systolic (top) number climbs Our next 7 Habits of Healthy Blood Pressure to 140 and above the risk increases to 40% begins May 9. Give me a call to find out more and when you get to 150 and above you have about the class. 615-975-0186 This article is not intended to diagnose, treat or cure blood a whopping 70% plus chance of stroke. It’s pressure or any physical or mental ailment or condition. Celeste time to pay attention! Side benefits to lowering Davis is a health researcher, Certified Health and Living Well your blood pressure may include lower risk Coach and healthy lifestyle mentor. The 7 Habits of Healthy Blood Pressure are based on recommendations of the American Heart of memory loss, kidney disease and erectile Association and SPRINT(3) studies reported in September of 2015. The opinions are strictly those of Celeste Davis based on dysfunction. research and should always be confi rmed with your licensed Here’s some good news. While high blood her healthcare provider. Always consult a licensed health care provider pressure increases your chance of stroke up in all matters regarding your physical health and wellbeing. (1)J.Am.Coll.Cardiol.63:2960,2014 and Circ. 129:S102, 2014 to 70% or more, there are 7 Habits you can (2) h t t p: // w w w. h e a r t .o r g / H E A RT O RG /C o n d i t i o n s / practice…and they aren’t all that difficult…that HighBloodPressure/PreventionTreatmentofHighBloodPressure/ may result in moving your blood pressure into Prevention-Treatment-of-High-Blood-Pressure_UCM_002054_ Article.jsp#.Vx5t3oTnvVo normal ranges within a matter of weeks. (3) N Engl J Med 2015; 373:2103-2116November 26, 2015DOI: Remember, these are habits that must be 10.1056/NEJMoa1511939 maintained long term and you must work with your doctor to manage your medicines when your blood pressure normalizes.



Creating an environment where moments of Joy, Independence and Wellness are the focus of each day. By Sunny St. Claire, Contributing Writer

Meet Monica Rohrich and Vivian Palmer Meet Monica Rohrich who has been working at Prairie House for three years, first as an RA, now a Med Aide. She loves taking care of the residents who are like family to her. Monica is a native Oregonian from the Willamette Valley and has lived in La Pine for eight years. She enjoys the rural, small town feeling and describes herself as a homebody who works and takes care of the kids and the dogs. She has been breeding Saint Bernards for the past three years. Jeremy, her husband, is a truckdriver. They’ve been married for a total of 19 years and have four girls and one boy. Their oldest daughter, Ciara, has been working at Prairie House for the last year as an RA. As in most families, there is a story to tell, one that can later be told with humor. At one time in their marriage, things just weren’t working. Monica and Jeremy divorced, each remarried and each had another child. Monica had a boy. Much later they realized their mistake and remarried. He jokingly shares with others, “I loaned her out to get a boy!“ Monica has a big heart and a great sense of humor which I can attest to. After my first visit to the memory care unit, as I tried to leave by the locked door, she grinned and said, “Are you sure you don’t belong here?“ I’m still pondering that one.

Meet Vivian Palmer who has been working at Prairie House for 14 years and is their longest current employee. She has worked as an RA, a Med Aide, and since 2012, manager of housekeeping. She loves working with both the employees and the residents and takes great pride in creating a clean, warm and safe envionment for everyone. Vivian, another Oregonian, was born in Corvalis and has lived in La Pine for 33 years. She has a son in La Pine, a daughter in Tiger and two grandchildren. As for all of us, her grandkids are her greatest joy! Losing her three brothers and her dad has been the burden of sorrow with which she has had to deal. Vivian keeps busy cooking and entertaining her family, sewing and photography. However, probably her favorite hobby is remodeling and she does the work! In 2002, her home was destroyed by a chimney fire. During the process of rebuilding , she learned how to do much of the work herself and discovered she really enjoyed it. Since then she has kept her home in good repair and looks forward to developing ideas and doing the labor that make her home an oasis. She is an inspiration for all of us. Vivian is an important part of the Prairie House team working together to make a good home for its residents.

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6th Annual La Pine Coop and Garden Tour August 13, 2016

The 6th Annual Coop and Garden Tour is gearing up for another wonderful community event. This year the La Pine Community Kitchen proudly joins the community organizers of this event. Ticket books will be on sale starting June 11th at the Rhubarb Festival, and then at local businesses and the Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center. The Coop and Garden Tour is a family fun event that supports our rural community, and showcases animal husbandry and local vegetable gardens. The tour is also a fundraising event for the Little Deschutes Grange, Newberry Habitat for Humanity, and the La Pine Community Kitchen. Sponsorships for this fabulous event are available now until May 24th. Local businesses can support this annual event at various levels. Advertisers will be in the ticket booklet, on the website, the Facebook page , and the top sponsors will have their name and logo on the La Pine Coop and Garden Tour poster. The tour hopes to include more hosts this year, and invites those with vegetable gardens, chickens, rabbits or other types of animals to contact Darlene Mc Donnell no later than May 21, 2016 541-876-5371. For questions about the tour, hosting or sponsorships call Kim at the La Pine Community Kitchen 541-536-1312 or Marty Dennett 541-890-2529.

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By T. Myers In a quiet moment of much needed sunshine and clear morning air, breathing in and out to feel the onset of spring course through me, I feel invigorated and more ready to face May than when the snow covered the ground a few days ago. I travelled through the gorge to the Tri Cities and north to Spokane where the flowering trees are dropping petals like we see the snowflakes. All around the base of the trees were vividly colored gardens of tulips, daffodils, nasturtiums and budding trees, shrubs and perennials. I ache for the gardens that burst with spring color and then I go into the kitchen and imagine creating the same vivid colors on a dinner plate for a special dinner. I have become enamored of food bowls- bowling it is called in the hot trend to do so- and by looking in the fridge, freezer and pantry, I can see a few days’ worth of supper recipes, filled with colorful veggies, tantalizing meats and all of the toppings that will give each bowl a distinct look and taste! I want to create the colors of spring that I am missing and needing to see! You build your bowls with a complete food pyramid of healthy ingredients that will nourish the body and the eyes: Proteins, carbohydrates that include photo by T Myers the heartier beans, veggies, nuts, bread Using a rotisserie chicken, grapes, celery, shredded carrots croutons, starchy veggies, and a base of mixed greens top with feta cheese and almonds and then add the leafy for a great Bowl... greens, carrots, celery and unusual suspects that include the crucifers and finally fruits that are both fresh and dried! In a large bowl, pile the greens of choice. Add the veggies that you love and be sure to include colors that dazzle the eyes, and don’t forget herbs that give a heady aroma to your nose. Flat leaf parsley, coriander, mints, rosemary, thyme, basil and the allium family members like onions and garlic to add zip and panache. Cut up a hot boiled potato. Add a ½ cup of steaming hot cooked noodles or rice. A protein source of meat, fish, chicken in about a 3 oz. (size of a deck of cards) laid out in a fan across the top of the bowl. Top with sliced radishes, cherry tomatoes (hot or cold veggies or beans of all kinds) then sprinkle with sunflower seeds or roasted peanuts for crunch. A southwest bowl might have sliced steak with beans, rice, salsa, corn, green onions, tortilla chips, and a few slices of juicy peach to complete the look. An Asian bowl might have teriyaki noodles with all of the favorites of a stir fry and a boiled egg on top. Try hot shrimp on a bed of greens and serve up a scoop of spicy lentils with middle east flavors: cumin, cardamom, curry with carrot, onion and celery cooked to tender crisp on the side. Sprinkle the bowl with fresh mint and use olive oil and lemon juice to give it a fresh taste. How do you dress your bowling? Hot or cold, clean dressings and sauces made from the meats. Fish or chicken will add the most flavor. If you like salsa, use it. Mayo? Thinned and with spices to bring out the best in the bowl is always good. Fresh lemon, olive oil, Italian dressing, herbs and textures from a variety of foods that you like will make the experience one to savor- and it is easy! Bon Appetit!

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La Pine’s First Credit Union Opening Soon La Pine is the perfect location for a credit union, so Mid Oregon Credit Union is building one there to service their existing membership and welcome new members. “We’ve had plans to develop for the last several years,” said Bill Anderson, CEO of Mid Oregon Credit Union. “The numerous La Pine members have put a great demand for credit union services in their own community.” When completed in June, the new facility at 51675 Huntington Road will be one of six Mid Oregon Credit Union branches in Central Oregon. Anyone who lives, works, worships, or goes to school in Deschutes, Lake, North Klamath, Crook, Jefferson, or Wheeler County is eligible to become a member of Mid Oregon. La Pine and surrounding area residents will have access to a new Credit Union full-service branch. Mid Oregon’s newest branch will offer many conveniences including a full service driveup ATM and is designed to offer a full range of services including local checking accounts, instantissue debit cards with CardNav security, savings and investments, loans for auto, truck, RV, boats & big toys, tractor and farm equipment, home and home equity, business and commercial loans, as well as Visa cards, insurance, and more. The Credit Union also offers its members free online and mobile banking services at that includes mobile deposit and access to more than 30,000 surcharge-free CO-OP ATMs in the U.S. and more than 800,000 worldwide. To celebrate its grand opening, Mid Oregon will have an Open House on Saturday, June 4, 2016, from 11-3 p.m. The community is cordially invited to join in the festivities and enjoy free hot dogs. The NJROTC will be presenting the colors in a flag raising ceremony; there will be a ribbon cutting and tours of the facilities. Come meet the new La Pine staff and open your account! The branch staff includes manager Tiffany Zeiler and her team: Stacey Yeager, Jillian Pickle, Ashley Seits, and Erin Dillon. “We are very pleased with the level of energy and engagement our new staff has in the La Pine community,” said Anderson. “And, our current La Pine members and the community of La Pine have

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been tremendously welcoming and supportive of our new branch and we are looking forward to continuing and expanding the great relationships.” Mid Oregon Credit Union is a full-service, member-owned, financial cooperative that has served Central Oregonians since 1957. As the only credit union headquartered and doing business solely in Central Oregon, they recognize and share in a corporate social responsibility to our communities and residents. Mid Oregon Credit Union members support local jobs and invest in local events and organizations in Central Oregon. The Credit Union supports the community and the Chamber of Commerce with both time and financial resources. Mid Oregon supports many local events including the Chamber of Commerce, Shine on La Pine, the La Pine Rodeo, La Pine Christmas Baskets & parade, and school activities such as FBLA, NJROTC, sports, and classroom financial literacy projects. With nearly 25,000 members, Mid Oregon Credit Union is helping meet member needs and achieve financial dreams. For more information about Mid Oregon Credit Union, their services and branch locations in Bend, Redmond, Madras, Prineville, and La Pine, please visit their website at, call 541-382-1795 or email

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Toastmasters - Every Tuesday. Gordy's Truck Stop Restaurant.

Gun and Recreation Show - 5/21- 22 at LPRD Frontier Park and LPCC. 10-4 Saturday and 10 3 Sunday. Call Ann for info 541-536-97771.

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La Pine Rodeo Play Day Series -5/22

Dutch-Oven Cooking 5/7 Rosland Campground 9am - 2pm $10 La Pine Park & Recreation

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La pine NJROTC 5/7 8-11am. All you can eat pancake feed. Free to the La Pine High School NJROTC and come get your fill of pancakes.

Bend Bowmen Super Shoot - 5/27-30 at Ogden Campground. Children and Adult events. Contact for info High Lakes Car club Show and Shine.

Relay for Life - 5/14-15, Frontier Heritage Park.

Infant, Pediatric and Adult First Aid & CPR - 6/2 - LPRD Community Center 8am - 12pm

Homebuyer Workshop by NeighborImpact 6/14 - 9am Join us at Bend NeighborImpact to learn all you need to know about buying a home. Understand if buying a home is right for you, prepare your own spending plan, discover ways to improve your credit, and save time and money by learning how to find and work with the right professionals. Preregistration required - go to

Lets Pull Together meet 6/4 - 8am - 1pm at LPRD Heritage park for team assignments. BBQ follows. Call City for info 541-536-1432 Rhubarb Festival 6/11 - 9am - 4pm. at L&S Gardens. Home Brew Challenge, First Rhubarb Chili Cook-off, Dessert Contest, and Vendors. More information and registration forms online at 541-536-2049.

Art & Wine Auction 5/14 Join us on Saturday, May 14 at 5:30pm as we celebrate Deschutes Children's Foundation! The event takes place at the Riverhouse Convention Center and welcomes 400 prominent community members, art collectors, and wine aficionados. https://

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Frontier Days 4th of July Celebration - 7/1 – 7/4. Parade, Rodeo, Lawnmower Races, Carnival, Art Show, vendors, Live entertainment, Karaoke, fireworks...something for all members of the family!

4th of July Festival - 10:30 am – 4pm. In The Village. Bike parade; entertainment, games, and food. or email

La Pine Rodeo - 7/2-4. Lonestar, July 1 at the Rodeo Grounds. Mutton Busting, Buck and Boom and more. Annual Newberry Event - 7/21 - 24 at Diamondstone Guest Lodges. Call for information 541-536-6263. A three day music venue check online for information at Newberry Event La Pine’s 6th Annual Coop and Garden Tour 8/6 9am - 3pm We invite you to join us and learn the ways our intrepid gardeners have found to produce food locally, despite severe challenges. See all the ways chickens are being cared for, acquaint themselves with the differing breeds, and learn how to enjoy their own eggs and chicken gently raised at home. Some of our hosts also raise rabbits, goats, swine, turkeys, or other exotic birds. Call Kim at 541-5361312 for more information. Ticket tour books


8th Annual Kids' Day - 5/28, 11am – 4pm. In The Village. Games and activities that appeal to all age groups, including rock wall, petting zoo, face painting, and much more. Dog Day in May - 5/29, 11am – 3pm. In The Village. A popular event with local and traveling dogs, and their human companions Classic Car Show - , 7/23 10:30am - 1:30pm Prizes will be awarded in a variety of categories. Register today, space is Limited. Register before July 1 & save $5 on your registration. Quilt Show - 6/6 9am - 4pm. In The Village. Presented by the Mountain Meadow Quilt Guild

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La Pine Library Events

Family Fun Storytime Interactive Storytime with songs, rhymes, and craft s. Program is geared to ages 0-5, but the whole family is welcome! No Storytime on May 19, May 26, or June 2. Storytime will resume on Thursday, June 9. Thursdays, 10:30 am, on May 5, and May 12. Friends of the La Pine Library Hours for the Friends of the La Pine Library’s Book Nook: Tuesdays · 10:00 am – 1:00 pm, and Thursdays & Saturdays,1-4 p.m. Euphoria author, Lily King, Presentation, Q & A, Book Signing Get your reader’s guide at all Deschutes Public Libraries (includes an exclusive interview with Lily King, special programs, and informative articles). Free tickets: April 16 at and all Deschutes Public Libraries. Sunday, May 1, 2:00 pm, at Bend High School Auditorium Animal Adventures Join the High Desert Museum for a fun storytime and craft . Meet one of the Museum’s live animals! Limited to 25 children age 3+ and their adults. Free tickets will be available on the day of the program. Tuesday, May 3, 11:30 am; Tuesday, May 17, 11:30 am Family Fun Storytime No Storytime on May 19. The Library Book Club Join us as we read and discuss The Dove Keepers, by Alice Hoff man. Everyone is welcome! Thursday, May 19, 12:00 pm Know 1930s Timberline Lodge - A New Deal, Masterpiece. Join us

as Sarah Baker Munro, historian of Timberline Lodge and director of the Hoover-Minthorn House Museum discusses the architecture, construction, furnishing and dedication of Timberline Lodge. Friday, May 20, 12:00 pm LEGO Block Party Read! Build! Play! Join other builders and a gazillion LEGOs. All ages welcome! Saturday, May 21, 1:00 pm Friends of the La Pine Library Meeting March monthly meeting of the Friends of the La Pine Library. Everyone is welcome to attend! Tuesday, May 24, 1:00 pm Family Story Time No Storytime on May 26. Author! Author! The fourth season of our Author! Author! Presentation, by the DPL Foundation, wraps up with Alice Hoff man, the New York Times bestselling author of The Dovekeepers and The Museum of Extraordinary Th ings, at the Bend High School Auditorium, 230 NE 6th Street, in Bend. Tickets are $25.00. Thursday, May 26, 7:00 pm Closures All of the Deschutes Public Libraries will be closed on Monday, May 30, for Memorial Day. People with disabilities needing accommodations (alternative formats, seating or auxiliary aides) should contact Community Librarian, Roxanne Renteria, at 541312-1091, or The La Pine Public Library is located at 16425 1st Street, in La Pine, Oregon.




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LA PINE LIONS CLUB RECEIVES MATCHING GRANT Last October, the Cascade Relay organization awarded the La Pine Lions Club with a $4,000 matching grant for the purpose of applying the funds towards replacing their aging concession trailer. After months of fund raising, the La Pine Lions satisfied the requirements of the CLR grant. At their March 23rd business meeting, Mr. Douglass presented La Pine Lions Club President, Gary Mose with a $4,000 check. According to Gary Mose, La Pine Lions Club receives matching President, “We are very humbled $4,000 grant from Scott Douglass, Executive to have been selected to receive this matching grant. The Cascade Director of the Cascade Relay organization. Relay organization is well known for supporting Central Oregon non-profits, school groups, community organizations, and local businesses through their events. Without their support and the support of other community members, businesses and organizations who donated funds to our club, we would be years away from fulfilling our dream of a new concession trailer. We are very proud of our club’s service to the community. The La Pine Lion club members thank everyone who contributes to this important work. You are truly helping Lions make a difference in our community.” Proceeds from the Lions concession trailer funds a variety of projects in the local community. Such as, the La Pine school vision screenings, sight and hearing exams for local lower income residents, student scholarships, Flags for 1st Graders, La Pine Community Kitchen, American Red Cross, and La Pine Christmas Basket Association. The La Pine Lions Club has 46 members and meets on the second Wednesday of the month at Gordy’s Restaurant at 6pm and at Noon on the fourth Wednesday at the La Pine Community Building. Lions clubs are a group of men and women who identify needs within the community and work together to fulfill those needs. For more information or to get involved with the La Pine Lions Club, please contact Membership Chair, Donald Hazeltine at Lions Clubs International is the world’s largest service club organization with more than 1.4 million members in approximately 46,000 clubs 52718 Hwy. 97 - La Pine (.08 Mile North of Burgess Rd.) in over 200 countries and Office: 541-536-2900 Fax: 541-536-2829 geographical areas around View all of Central Oregon Listings from our website... the world. Since 1917, Lions clubs have aided the blind and visually impaired and Buying or Selling? Call Us Today! made a strong commitment OFFICE AGENTS: to community service and serving youth throughout the JoAnn Gould, Principal Broker Ed Benjamin, Broker world. For more information 541.480.3115 541.771.2152 about Lions Clubs Elle Gilles, Assistant Broker Erin Anderson,Broker 541.588.0449 541.390.6546 International, visit the Web site at

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CO Jobs: COIC: Craigslist: Monster:,-or.aspx SimplyHired: Worksource: Bend Bulletin: La Pine Employment Links: City of La Pine: La Pine Community Health Center: Midstate Electric: Deschutes County: Election Support Person in the La Pine area. If you or someone you know is interested please send a note to nancy.blankenship@deschutes. org. Duties include closing the ballot box and handing the ballot transport container to a Sheriff’s Deputy. Also, on call assistance for someone to read or mark a ballot, typically 30 - 60 minutes per visit. $9.25/hr. Includes elections that will occur May 2016, November 2016, May 2017, etc. Duties for up to 3 weeks prior to the election. Washington Federal: Are you or someone you know looking for a career in banking? Washington Federal is looking for a professional, customer oriented teller to work in the La Pine Branch. If interested or for more information please contact Ann Mowery, Branch Manager 541-536-9232. or email resume and cover letter to oregon. Enterprise Laundry: Full and parttime positions. Work with us a we process and package linens for 3 of the finest Sunriver vacation rental companies. Click here for details. For more information, email Dianna at Jobseeker Tools: Here are 2 FREE Resource Sites with multiple tools for building a resume and interviewing for jobs: We encourage all La Pine employers to use these sites to post jobs. We hope to have a La Pine job search and listing service available soon on this page. In the meantime, the above links should be quite very useful. Good Hunting….to both potential employers and employees!!

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with ODOT,” Murphy explained. “We are interdependent on each Murphy, “Which brings attention to the other and make great working partners.” second unique aspect of this project, A popular year-round recreation site finding a “borrow source” for fill for local area residents, the Rosland material this close to the project site.” OHV Play Area ground now being Discovered during the planning process used for the Wickiup Junction project and feasibility study for the project will be cleared down 10 feet. This is a was the fact that the nearby Rosland new area without trails in place. There OHV Play Area offered river rock sand is talk of the BLM using this cleared beneath the top layer of pumice. area to expand on the trails and facilities This was a great source of fill material offered to recreation enthusiasts. for the Wickiup Junction project. The contractor for the US 97 and “Typically fill material for a project Wickiup Junction highway realignment will need to be trucked in from quite and railroad overpass project is High a ways away,” noted Murphy. Rosland Desert Aggregate and Paving out of Play Area is owned by Bureau of Land Terrebonne. “We have about 30 people Management (BLM) and managed by working on this project, including the BLM and Forest Service. “The BLM subcontractors,” said President of High and Forest Service are great partners Desert Aggregate, Mike Moore. “A two year project, we expect the bridge to be done by this year. Winter we will shut is currently welcoming new patients of all ages down and return in 2017 Accepting most Insurance and self pay to finish work at Wickiup Joannie and her dedicated team – Serving the La Pine Community for more than 10 Years Junction and complete highway realignment at that time.” The only impact to traffic this year will really be trucks entering and leaving U.S. 97. According to PIO Murphy, “Next year when construction begins again, there will be some traffic delays with a goal of keeping that to 20 minute maximum delay.” The Price tag for this project is expected to be $17 million. Construction is expected to be completed in 2017.

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St. Charles Clinic from page Lane, and southwest of the Crescent Creek Subdivision. The lot is identified at Tax Lot 115 on the Deschutes County Tax Assessor’s Map 22-10-00. At the City of La Pine Planning Commission meeting this past Wednesday, St. Charles Health System submitted their proposal and request for a Comprehensive Plan map amendment to convert the 5.6 acre parcel from a Public Facilities Comprehensive Designation to a Mixed Use Commercial (CMX) Comprehensive Plan Designation. According to Assistant City Manager Cory Misley, “St. Charles submitted their application for zone change for this parcel at last week’s Planning Commission meeting. The application was approved, but now needs to go before the City Council on May 18.” The next step in the process for St. Charles is a Site Plan application. During the planning and development process, St. Charles will be required by the City to provide water, sewer and infrastructure to the entire parcel. “Re-Zoning to Mixed Use Commerical will obviously add a lot of options for future development of the remainder of the parcel,” noted Deschutes County Property Manager Lewis. At this time there are no plans for development of the remainder of the parcel. St. Charles Foundation is currently awaiting architectural plans for the project. The new clinic is slated to be a 12,000 square foot facility. “Plans are for 8-10 regular exam rooms and 4-5 rooms for Immediate Care,” said Jepson. The elements of the planned clinic include the following expanded services that were identified as necessary to address the healthcare needs of the region: Primary/Family Care; Immediate Care (7 a.m. To 7 p.m. 7 days a week); Radiology/Imaging; Lab Services and Space for Specialty Care. It is estimated that the new St. Charles

1 Clinic in La Pine will cost $5 million to build. “Our capital campaign fundraising goal for funds raised in the community is $1.5 million,” said Jepson. “St. Charles Foundation will pay the remaining $3.5 million to complete the project.” Jepson went on to explain that a Capital Campaign Leadership Committee has been established and community fundraising plans include small creative events aimed at securing 3-5 year pledges instead of one lump sum from contributors. Local resident Corinne Martinez sits on the St. Charles Foundation Capital Campaign Leadership Board. “I am really excited about St. Charles building a clinic here in La Pine,” Martinez remarked. “Our La Pine Community Clinic does a wonderful job, but we identified a large area we serve and the need to expand access to healthcare services and options for residents beyond La Pine.” Martinez went on to explain the process by which the Capital Campaign Board will begin raising money for the St. Charles Clinic. “We had been awaiting input on the design of the facility,” said Martinez. “Once we have something to show as far as the planned development goes, we will begin to have small cultivation events to meet and inform the community and possible supporters about the project and the opportunity to support the project.” “St. Charles Foundation works with the community to develop and steward philanthropic resources to fund programs and capital projects that improve health, prevent disease, enhance quality of life and provide the highest quality care possible for all St. Charles patients now and in the future.” (St. Charles Foundation Fact Sheet, 2015). Watch for regular updates.



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It’s Time to List Your Home!! How Much is it Worth? By Fred Jaeger, Principal Broker, High Lakes Realty and Property Mangement

Thinking about selling your home? The single most important step in the process is determining the value of that property. As much as I'd love to take this opportunity to

convince you that one agency is better equipped than another to sell your home (I'll save that for another time) the decision about price, not agency, is the question which should be paramount in your mind. A home that is listed too high may waste precious time sitting on the market for longer than it should.

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16510 Finley Butte - $50,000 – MLS #201603647 Great Opportunity! Commerial Lot next to Community Kitchen Call High Lakes Realty & Prop Mgmt at 541-536-0117 15194 Ponderosa Lp - $54,000 – MLS #201202293 Beautiful, Level 1.41 Acre Lot Near River, Lakes & BLM Land Call High Lakes Realty & Prop Mgmt at 541-536-0117

Lot #12 Cuevas Ct - $114,900 – MLS #201511518 1.74 Acres, Backs to Common Area Full River Access High Lakes Realty & Prop Mgmt 541-536-0117 50556, 50578, 50566 Deer St - $118,000 – MLS #201507608 3 Tax Lots for a Total of 3.33 Acres with Power and Well High Lakes Realty & Prop Mgmt 541-536-0117

Waiting for that mythical uninformed buyer to show up who doesn't have a good sense of the market is usually an exercise in folly. Even if a buyer does appear who is willing to pay an unrealistic price, the fact is that unless that buyer is ready to pay with cash, the house is going to have to "appraise" (value set by a certified appraiser) at a level that is at least as high as what is going to be financed. If the house doesn't appraise, the financing and thus the deal, are both destined to fall apart.... end of story, with your house still sitting there with a sign in the yard. The harsh reality is that when a house hasn't sold in a timely manner the reason is almost always because it is overpriced. Seller's never want to be told that their house is overpriced but Realtors® are duty bound to abide by a Code of Ethics by not misleading their clients, regardless of how badly the truth might sting (either party)...) (Code of Ethics and Standards and Practices / National Association of Realtors® Standard of Practice 1-3: "Realtors®, in attempting to secure a listing, shall not deliberately mislead the owner as to market value.") "Buying a listing" or convincing a seller to price their property at a level that is much higher than true market value in order to please the client and secure a listing is a practice that is highly frowned upon. Ironically, what usually happens is that the price eventually does get lowered, but only after more precious time and money have been wasted. The point is, overpricing a property usually does little good in the long run. On the other hand, what could be worse than to price your home too low? Other than the likelihood that it will probably sell in record time, there's nothing good about losing money that you shouldn't have by underpricing your property. Having done so, you have not only hurt yourself, but the market as a whole. Future sales and pricing of comparable properties in your neighborhood are now burdened with weight of your under-sale as well. Here's why: The best way to determine the current value

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of your property is to ask a local Real Estate professional to perform a Comparative Market Analysis. A local Real Estate Broker lives and breathes in the market in which he/she operates and in addition has immediate access to the sales history of every combination of property, finish level, neighborhood location and every variation in-between. The Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) prepared by your broker will compare active listings, recent and pending sales, days on market, price adjustments etc. of "like" or comparable properties first in your immediate neighborhood, then in the surrounding similar neighborhoods within the region. Selecting comparable properties or "Comps" is a bit tricky but will ideally include a cross section that can be ranked in groupings which are "Similar," "Clearly Superior" and finally "Clearly Inferior" to help the seller see exactly what they're up against with regard to price relative to value in their immediate market. Although a CMA cannot be used as a formal appraisal, it is often the case that a local Real Estate Broker can draw a more accurate picture of the value of the properties in his or her sphere of influence than the estimate of an inexperienced or out-of-town appraiser. CMAs are given by brokers in pursuit of a listing free of charge and take far less time than a formal appraisal as well. It's important to stress however that a CMA is an informal instrument meant to be used as a guide, never as a substitute for an appraisal. It is you that ultimately decides at what level your property should be priced; after all, it's your house. A properly prepared CMA by a local Broker familiar with your town and neighborhood should prove to be a useful tool to help you make an informed decision, and not a mistake that may cost you money. Fred Jaeger is a licensed Oregon Principal Real Estate Broker associated with High Lakes Realty in La Pine, OR. He can be reached via phone at 541 598 5449 / or .

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56699 Lunar Dr - $444,950 5Bd/4Ba, 2908 SF, Decks, .83 Ac Steffanie Countryman, Broker 602-284-4110

51675 Pine St - $319,000 2080 SF, 2 Mstr Stes, 4 Car Gar Jane Gillette, Broker 541-848-8354

15746 Park Dr - $219,000 3Bd/2Ba, Dbl Gar, Backs to Park Sylvia Weyand, Broker 541-965-0391

16540 William Foss - $199,900 1539sf, 1.91 Ac, Zoned Com/Res Mark Miller, Broker 541-639-1533

17101 Helbrock Dr - $190,000 3Bd/2Ba, Bonus Rm, 1680 SF Jane Gillette, Broker 541-848-8354

16205 Sparks Dr - $189,000 3Bd Hm, Gar w/LivQtrs, Grnhse Jane Gillette, Broker 541-848-8354

52260 Stearns Rd - $179,763 1088 SF, 24x60 Shop, RV Hk-ups Marci Ward, Broker 541-480-4954

152114 Silver Spur - $175,000 1188 SF, 3Bd, Oversized Garage Steffanie Countryman, Broker 602-284-4110

16266 Pine Drop Ln - $174,900 3 Bd Chalet, 2 Car Garage, 1 Ac Steffanie Countryman, Broker 602-284-4110

87740 Christmas Vly - $159,900 Hangar, Home, 2 Ac on Air Strip Dianne Willis, Principal Broker 541-815-2980

17125 Faun Ln - $159,900 3Bd. 2Ba, 1404 SF, Gar, Storage Jane Gillette, Broker 541-848-8354

52587 Doe Ln - $125,000 1172 SF, 3Bd, Shop, Outbldgs Fred Jaeger, Principal Broker 541-598-5449

140135 Bearskin Rd - $119,900 3Bd/2Ba, Att’d & Det’d Garage Steffanie Countryman, Broker 602-284-4110

136619 Main St - $99,900 3Bd/2Ba, New Int Paint, Flooring Steffanie Countryman, Broker 602-284-4110

15914 Lava Dr - $96,000 1782sf, 3Bd, Dbl Garage, Decks Steffanie Countryman, Broker 602-284-4110

52220 Dustan Rd - $93,750 1404 SF, 3 Bd, 2 Ba, 1.27 Acres Cori Thompson, Principal Broker 541-706-1845

51488 Hann Rd - $79,900 Nice Home, New Well, .77 Acre Jane Gillette, Broker 541-848-8354

12251 Larchwood Dr - $74,900 Well-Maintained Hm, Fenced Ac Sylvia Weyand, Broker 541-965-0391

List Your Home with Us Today! This is a GREAT Time to Sell! We List and Sell More La Pine Real Estate than Any Other Company!

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