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Volume I

Issue 3

July 2016

La Pine Park and Rec Seeks Volunteers Amid Budget Cuts By David Clewett For The Newberry Eagle

La Pine Parks & Rec (LPRD) faces a budget shortage and has ramped up budget committee meetings to develop a plan to continue offering the same standard in community programs. LPRD has recently received criticism for their budget issues and hopes to make the public aware in order to increase participation. With community involvement LPRD hopes to move forward toward a solution where valuable programs can continue to be offered to the community with minimal impact. Active and engaged community members and volunteers are necessary to help maintain and grow community events and activities offered through LPRD. Gary Gordon, Director for La Pine Park & Rec District, offered an explanation of the budget situation. “The Board of Directors is charged by law with setting District policy and planning and preparing the annual budget, with budget oversight throughout the year. The District is on a fiscal year budget cycle, beginning each July 1. Actual funding is received from the Tax levy about November 15. Care has to be taken that the funds received will make it until the receipt of next year’s funding. To photo by Lynette Confer achieve a balanced budget, La Pine Park and Rec Community Center Building. La the District cannot commit Pine Park and Rec District asking for volunteers to help to spend more money than it build program offerings to community. takes in,” Gordon said. Gordon explained that voters approved a modest 30 cent tax levy which allowed the District to procure long term funding to build the Community Center. However, the 30 cent levy and fiscal year budget cycle make operating on such a tight budget while offering services to the public a challenging task. With the 30 cent levy LPRD only has permission to spend that exact amount and must budget cautiously to not exceed the allotted funds. Either the tax levy needs to be increased, or volunteers need to participate to offer more programs. “The voters have only given permission to spend the 30 cents, which further translates into a directive that we do the very best we can with the 30 cents, and not prepare a budget based on any higher number – not even a penny. The District receives no tax money other than the levy within the District. The Page 5 challenges within the budget are to make the dollars go as far as possible, but the revenue is nowhere close to meeting the expectations of the community to provide all of the programs the District would like to have,” Gordon said. Pages 6 Gordon offered a thorough explanation of the LPRD expenses and how far they are able to make the budget stretch. Total annual expenses at all LPRD developed properties including a bare minimum payroll and staff totals approximately $251,000 in yearly Page 9-11 expenses which is very near the total income from the tax levy. Since base expenses are barely covered by the tax levy, programs offered are mostly based on community donations and fundraisers. “There is no allocation for programs. The 30 cent levy produces not one penny for Page 12 programs. Thus to have programs, they have to be self-supporting. The District voters have not given their permission to run programs at a loss, requiring the District to borrow money to make up the difference. And the District does not have the funding to pay back such money it Page 15 would need to borrow,” Gordon said. As a result, this growing and vibrant community, which has time-and-time again pulled together to support and accomplish, must rally to generate volunteer participation to

Inside This Issue Business News

Employment Listings

La Pine Welcomes New City Manager

By Lynette Confer Editor

In its’ tenth year of incorporation, the D.C. with a special program through the City of La Pine is moving forward, working International City/County Management steadily to build a strong foundation on which Association (ICMA). “In D.C., lots of students to enjoy the years ahead. were interested in private sector work, some On July 1, Interim City Manager Rick worked Capitol Hill, some for the State Allen will step down and Assistant City Department,” he said. But, after his internship Manager Cory Misley will assume the role of La Pine’s full time City Manager. Misley is only the second full time City Manager for this young city. Past City of La Pine Intern To Become New City Manager Misley has been on board with the City of La Pine since July of last year. But, this was not his first experience with La Pine. In May of 2014, Misley was accepted into an Oregon Fellows Program through Portland State University. This program works to help graduate students find placement for internships in local or state photo by Lynette Confer government positions in Oregon. “After a 45 minute conversation La Pine City Hall, located at 16345 Sixth Street. with Rick (Allen) on the phone I thought, ‘this guy is interesting and excited about the city,” Misley recalled. “I with the City of La PIne, he knew he wanted wanted to be part of the newest city in Oregon to return to Oregon and work in local government. “My parents were educators,” Misley explained, “I always wanted to try and do something to support teachers from a public policy standpoint, so I learned all I could about government, the world. Misley went on to explain that he feels he can do so much more from a local level of government. “There’s so much grandstanding in politics, so much rhetoric. In local government, I have this opportunity to talk to people and explain things… whether it’s photo by Lynette Confer a business license question, zoning, there’s a personal connection with this type of Assistant City Manager, Cory Misley (L) and Interim City Manager Rick Allen have been government that’s missing at higher levels,” preparing for the transition at City Hall. Misley said. Originally from Oregon City, Oregon, and thought that this was a once in a lifetime Misley attended Portland State University opportunity.” Misley’s internship with the and graduated with a degree in Political City of La Pine ran from June through August Science and Psychology. He went on to attend of 2014. Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh After his internship, City Manager cont. on page 14 Misley went to Washington,

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The Newberry Eagle PO Box 329 52718 North Highway 97 Suite B (Upstairs) La Pine, Or 97739 Lynette Confer – Editor 541-536-3972 Dan Varcoe – President/ Advertising Manager 541-771-9177 The Newberry Eagle is a non-profit organization newspaper publisher sponsored by the La Pine Community Action Team. The Newberry Eagle serves the Greater La pine area, including the communities of La Pine and Sunriver, as well as North Klamath and North Lake Counties. Submission Deadline: All submissions including all advertising and articles, must be submitted to The Newberry Eagle at or by appointment with Editor or Advertising Manager on or before the 21st of each month prior to publication date, which is the 1st of the following month. Editorial Policy The Newberry Eagle is a newspaper written by the community, for the community. It’s about people you know and news that affects you. The Newberry Eagle welcomes your letters, opinions, tributes and articles. If there’s something you’d like to see in the paper, simply contact our staff. Please limit letters to editor to 250 words and articles to 550 words. Additionally, we are always looking for story ideas and contributing writers. We can help you complete a story or just polish it a little. Unsigned submissions with no contact information, or submissions addressed to third parties will not be published. Submissions may be edited for length, clarity, good taste and libel. Submissions are not guaranteed publication. Typed, digital submissions are preferred by completing the form at (Submissions tab). The content of this newspaper may not be reprinted without express permission from the publisher. The Newberry Eagle is available free of charge at various locations covering South Deschutes and North Klamath counties, limited to one copy per reader. Anyone removing papers in bulk without authorization will be prosecuted on theft charges to the fullest extent f the law. Subscriptions are available for $43 for a full year, payable in advance.


July 2016

La Pine/Sunriver Inaugural Economic Development Luncheon Highlights

Progress in South County

SUNRIVER, Ore. – June 14, 2016 – The inaugural Annual Luncheon for the La Pine/Sunriver Economic Development Program, held at Crosswater Golf Club on June 7 to a sold out crowd, highlighted the progress in the South County area. “The energy and enthusiasm in South Deschutes County is palpable,” said Janet Burton, EDCO Area Economic Development Manager. “A lot of positive things are happening in Sunriver and La Pine, including the ‘Put a Shine on La Pine’ initiative with local businesses sprucing up their buildings with fresh paint and landscaping. Commissioner Tony DeBone and City of La Pine Mayor, Ken Mulenex, opened the luncheon with a look back at where the area has come from. South Deschutes County has had a slower recovery from the economic downturn, but the last year has shown great progress in new businesses and new housing starts. In her “Let’s Celebrate” presentation, Janet Burton highlighted several areas of progress including: • A branding and marketing initiative that City of La Pine is currently working on with Mandala

• Recent news that Travel Oregon has selected Newberry Country for an accelerated Rural Tourism Studio

• Stellar years for both Sunriver Brewing Company and Sunriver Resort

• The recent opening of a new building for Mid Oregon Credit Union

• Grocery Outlet and Dollar Tree’s plans to open a new

27,000SF site at the corner of Highway 97 and Finley Butte Road

• Plans for a Travel Plaza at the current site of Gordy’s

Truck Stop, which has recently been purchased by new owners

• The new St. Charles Family Care Center (planned for fall 2017)

Three local traded-sector companies presented at the luncheon: Quicksilver Contracting Company, an integrated wood products company, who has had a sizeable expansion to its production and hired eleven new employees this year; Cascade Wellness Technologies, Inc., a start-up medical device company, and Sunriver Brewing Company, who recently won a gold medal at the World Beer Cup for its Fuzztail Hefeweizen. The future looks bright for La Pine and Sunriver. One of South County’s greatest assets is its 300 acre Industrial and

photo courtesy of EDCO Inaugural Annual Luncheon for the La Pine/Sunriver Economic Development Program was held at Crosswater Golf Club on June 14, 2016.

Business Park, with sewer, water, and power already curbside. The park boasts the lowest land costs in Deschutes County as well as the lowest system development charges in Central Oregon. Just recently, Business Oregon approved the application to expand the boundary for the Deschutes County Rural Enterprise Zone to include Sunriver Business Park and Spring River Plaza. This will provide an opportunity to attract traded-sector businesses to these areas and incentivize current traded sector businesses to grow and expand. All this activity, coupled with new housing starts, makes South Deschutes County an attractive place to live, work and play. For more information, contact Janet Burton, EDCO Area Economic Development Manager for La Pine/Sunriver at (541) 536-1432 or

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Civic News

Mayor’s Corner

City of La Pine News & Updates

Around the unfocused efforts. From that time there was skilled focus and direction. City in July The 1st of July brings a new era in our city’s government, not direction but in leadership. La Mayor Ken Mulenex Pine, Oregon’s newest city, has reached not only a milestone in age, 10 years, but an incredible milestone in positive and continuous leadership. Rick Allen, our Interim City Manager almost continuously since May 2010 and up until this past 1 July 2016 has turned over the reins of city leadership to Cory Misley our previous Assistant City Manager. Effective 1 July 2016 Cory took over as the city’s full time City Manager. Most are aware that Cory came on board as the Assistant City manager 1 July 2015 following a 3-month internship in the summer of 2014. It now goes without saying that your Council has been and is very impressed with how well he has adapted and come up to speed in carrying out the duties of Assistant City Manager. Does he have a lot more to learn as a city manager? Yes, he does, and I’m proud to say that the Council, from what we now know, have the greatest confidence in his success. I can’t bring this message to you without falling back to speak of Rick Allen’s near 6+ years of our city’s leadership as Interim City Manager. He took up the reins of La Pine’s city management when there had been no city manager for a long time and the city struggled with indirection and

We all know that, in government, it takes what seems to be an inordinate amount of time for project approval and implementation. It has for the City of La Pine where the budget has been tight and the development of partnerships across county and state have taken time to mature. We can now see all of it coming together with the visible changes that have taken place, and or are in progress. Because of Rick Allen’s valuable skills and knowledge of our city’s future needs he will continue to work with the city and the new city manager as a consultant on a number of complex issues and projects for some time. 1 July 2016 is a new budget year. I’m proud to say that the city budget committee and the Council have passed a balanced budget with a focus on progress and increased reserves. The La Pine Urban Renewal District has successfully passed a balanced budget that has rolled over currents assets to the new budget year for future investment. The city has hired a new Public Works Manager, Jake Orbitz, and is very pleased with his energetic approach to addressing the many needs & issues our public works department faces now and in the future. While it’s outside of the City and many have already seen it taking shape, I’m pleased to tell you that one of our partners, ODOT, has completed a new asphalt Park & Ride just north of the City at Cascade Meadows on Hwy 97 and Paulina Lake Road.

La Pine Fire District Performing Wildland Interface Structural Assessments for Firefighing Date Base From La Pine Rural Fire Protection District

La Pine student firefighters, in uniform and in a fire district vehicle, will be visiting homes and properties within the fire district this summer. The purpose is to preplan and collect critical data (from the outside only) for firefighters to use when protecting homes from a wildfire. This is a continuation of a multi-year project started last year. This is an extension of the National Wildland Fire Decision Support System which is linked with current Federal, State and County data bases. Firefighters and incident managers, regardless where they are from will have accurate data on the challenges they face and best apply resources to protect homes the during critical phases of a complex wildfire incident using computer systems and even hand held technology. Firefighters can collect all data visually from the driveway and participation is not required by the resident. However, firefighters may knock on the door to alert residents they are in the area and to what they are doing and will be happy to answer any questions. The Fire District is appreciative of each property owner for their effort to maintain their properties in a FireWise and FireFree safe condition. This activity is just one more effort to ensure we all survive the next wildfire in Central Oregon.

Structural Wildfire Risk Assessment  La Pine Fire is undergoing a multi-year project using student firefighter interns to evaluate property risks within the La Pine Fire District from wildfire. The first year firefighters worked the west and north side neighborhoods of the fire district. The second, firefighters completed the east and south sides. This summer they will concentrate on core neighborhoods.

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City Hall Meetings Public is invited to attend all meetings listed and agenda is posted on the city website. Regular monthly meetings are as follows, but subject to change depending on need and agenda. Call City Hall or visit City of La Pine website at to check up to date information on meeting schedule.

2nd Wednesday of the Month - City Council Meeting - 6 p.m. 3rd Wednesday of the Month - Planning Commission Meeting - 6 p.m. 4th Wednesday of the Month - City Council Work Session - 6 p.m. Notice for July Meetings:

Regular City Council Meeting has been moved from July 13 to July 20 City Council Work Session, No July Meeting Scheduled *Public Comment opportunities are available at all City meetings.

“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.”

ODOT Reduces Speed Limit to 55 on Four Section of U.S. 97, U.S. 20 A review after March’s speed limit increase leads to changes

(SALEM)—ODOT Deputy Director for Highway Paul Mather announced today that speed limits for two segments of U.S. 97 and two segments of U.S. 20 will be reduced to 55 mph. The changes will take effect when new speed limit signs are posted—expected in the next two to three weeks. “Engineering analyses and review of crash data indicate that there are some areas where the speed limit should be lower,” Mather said. “We are implementing temporary speed zone orders that allow ODOT to reduce speeds in these areas as soon as signs can be posted.” The four segments where ODOT is reducing the speed limit from 65 to 55 mph are: - U.S. 97 from Madras to Terrebonne (about 16.5 miles) - U.S. 97 at the La Pine south city limit (1 mile) - U.S. 20 from the Bend east city limit to Dodds Road (6 miles) - U.S. 20 from Vale to Cairo Junction (about 11.5 miles) Speed limits increased on about 300 miles of interstate highway and about 1,200 miles of non-interstate highways March 1, following a new state law. ODOT traffic engineers performed initial engineering analyses and studied crash

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data on these roadways, reviewing both the characteristics of the road and how drivers reacted to driving at higher speeds. Criteria included speed, traffic volume, crash history and density of driveways and public streets connecting to the highway. This initial analysis led to today’s announcement to reduce speed on about 35 highway miles. These temporary speed zone orders will last for one year. During that time, ODOT will refine the criteria; evaluate the performance of more highway segments; and discuss the analysis with the State Speed Zone Review Panel to determine if the changes should be made permanent. “We will continue to analyze how drivers are reacting to traveling at higher speeds on highway segments with complex characteristics,” Mather said. “And when justified, we will recommend changing speeds on other segments.” For more information: Dave Thompson, ODOT Public Affairs Manager, 503-860-8021, David.H.Thompson@

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.

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On Saturday, June 4, the La Pine Community Clean Up Day was another great success. With about 165 people participating, sections of the City of La Pine were cleaned, weeded and given a shine. Many organizations, groups and individuals participated. Several hours of work were followed by a BBQ lunch provided by the City of La Pine and prepared by the American Legion. The Put the Shine on La Pine Committee members also helped organize the event. This community wide clean up day was started several years ago by Mayor Ken Mulenex as a way to get residents involved and take pride in their community. Sincere thanks goes out to all groups, individuals and organizations who helped make this year’s event a success! Band of Brothers Lion’s Club La Pine Blue Mat Wrestling Club NJROTC La Pine Rural Fire Protection District La Pine Septic City of La Pine Deschutes County Deschutes County Forester ODOT (for yellow bags, vests, tools) Put the Shine on La Pine Boy Scout Troop No. 36 La Pine Community Kitchen American Legion Put the Shine on La Pine Committee Oregon Youth Challenge Program High Lakes Realty and Property Mgmt. S&S Auto Parts JayBird Ink Property Assurance Twigs Gift Company Mid Oregon Credit Union La Pine Community Kitchen

Bend, OR-- Bill Anderson, CEO, announced that Mid Oregon Credit Union has opened their new branch in La Pine located at 51675 Huntington Road (across from Bi Mart). An open house and ribbon cutting ceremony commenced on Saturday, June 4 with official flag raising by La Pine High School NJROTC. The celebration included visits from the American Red Cross, La Pine Rodeo Queen and Frontier Days staff, Sunriver Nature Courtesy Photo Center, Veterans, and live radio remote and music by KITC/KNCP. Mid Oregon Credit Union Ribbon Cutting “After years of planning and requests Ceremony in La Pine on Saturday, June 4. from members and community leaders, Stacey Yeager, Jillian Pickle, Ashley Seits, we are proud to open a Mid Oregon and Erin Dillon. Credit Union branch in La Pine”, said “We sincerely appreciate the support of Mr. Anderson. We are looking forward to the La Pine area community, the Chamber deepening relationships with our existing of Commerce, and our neighbors at St. members and building relationships with Vincent DePaul who encouraged and new ones.” enabled us to move forward with the longMid Oregon has 1,475 (and growing) standing goal of providing a full-service local members from South Deschutes, branch for the benefit of current and future Northern Klamath and Lake Counties members as well as benefits to the local with $9.4 million in savings, checking economy”, remarked CEO Bill Anderson. and certificate balances along with Mid Oregon Credit Union is a full$12.8 million outstanding in consumer, service, member-owned, financial mortgage and commercial loans. cooperative that has served Central The new branch offers many Oregonians since 1957. With nearly conveniences including a full service 25,000 members in Deschutes, Jefferson, drive-up ATM, drive-up banking and is Crook, Wheeler, Lake, and North designed to offer a full range of services Klamath Counties, Mid Oregon Credit including free online and mobile banking Union is helping members meet their services, mobile deposit, and instant needs and achieve their dreams. For more issue Debit Cards with CO-OP CardNav information about Mid Oregon Credit Security. Union, their services and branch locations Mid Oregon Credit Union invites you in Bend, Redmond, Madras, Prineville, to come meet the new La Pine staff and and La Pine please visit their website at open an account. The branch staff includes manager Tiffany Zeiler and her team:

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Business Spotlight By Florence Neis Contributing Writer and Photographer

That One Thing

When Robert and Shirley Kindell moved from Las Vegas to La Pine to be close to family, they looked forward to continuing their hobby shop and boutique That One Thing. Located next to Anytime Fitness on Bluewood Place, That One Thing offers model and decorative material for miniatures and other hobby products. Most of the miniature items are created by artisans. Robert also sells product nationally and internationally (specializing in doll houses). He plans to donate the photo by Florence Neis proceeds from the sale of the $400 doll Robert Kindell stands next to his miniature garage house display to Deschutes County featuring his 1964 ½ Ford Mustang. Veterans Outreach. Sharing store space with the Kindells is Kristen Hirscht, owner of Gypsy Cat Junk. With her son Zack, Kristen’s shop has a variety of items, including vintage clothes and quilts. Zack maintains an area in the store for his photo by Florence Neis business, Zack’s Dollhouse featured at That One Golden Ticket. Thing. An aspiring photo by Florence Neis Eg y ptologist, Kristen Hirscht and son, Zack, in Zack’s goal is to save enough money for a trip to their shop, Gypsy Cat Junk. Luxor!

La Pine Sporting Goods

Offering archery, firearms, fishing and hunting equipment, La Pine Sporting Goods is located next to La Pine Feed & Pet Supply. Owner Dan Wallace convinced his friend Mike Shahan, a former IT administrator, to relocate from Eugene to manage the business. Mike and his family gladly agreed since they have been visiting La Pine for many years and owned a vacation home in the area, now their main residence.

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Meet Dr. Stephen Allen, the new owner of La Pine Dental, at their Open House on Tuesday, July 12th, 6-8pm. Dr. Allen trained at Tufts Dental School in Boston and returned home to Bend to practice at Willamette Dental for many years. When Dr. Robert Moss decided to retire, he contacted Dr. Allen, a long time family friend, and encouraged him to take over the practice. Dr. Allen and his family agreed and are looking forward their new life in La Pine.

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Sal’s Produce and Fruit Stand

Sal and his family operate fresh produce and fruit stands in Bend, Redmond and La Pine. Located behind Casetta di Pasta restaurant on Hwy 97, the produce is mostly locally grown in Oregon and Washington. With over 40 years in the business, Sal involves the entire family in the operation. Sal’s Produce and Fruit Stand is open Monday-Saturday, 9-6.

- Chris invites everyone to come in and meet “Dave” the Elk! Weaver’s High Lakes Feed continues as an authorized U-Haul dealership as well.

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New owners Chris and Betty Weaver have been very busy since Easter Sunday relocating High Lakes Feed to its current location on Huntington Road (across the Post Office). Born and raised in Redmond, Chris bought High Lakes Feed after 20+ years as an RV mechanic. His dad has provided hay for High Lakes Feed for many years, making the business truly a family endeavor. The Weavers enjoy fishing and hunting

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What Does My Chamber Do For Me? By T. Myers Contributing Writer

There are times when the question is raised about what your local Chamber of Commerce does for you as businesses or residents in the greater La Pine area. Here are a few answers from recent days to let you know that your La Pine Chamber of Commerce is working to be part of the solution to problems and issues that affect us all: Economy, tourism, economic development, workforce awareness and housing options, how we want our town to be recognized, how we want to grow our town and how we want to be involved with State and Regional issues- both political and business related that may have an effect on each of us. During the past week weeks have been at the table for the City of La Pine Urban Renewal District check-in. The second year budget was presented and passed and now it moves on to the City Council for approval. We also met with Mandala to get an update on what is happening with the La Pine Branding Project. The initial presentation was a compilation of interviews and surveys. There will be a presentation of visual concepts at the next committee meeting. Ann Gawith met with Local state representatives Knute Beuhler and Tim Knopp at the Central Oregon Business Plan meeting in Bend on June 14, 2016. “This is the second in a series of meetings with local business leaders, agency Heads from across Central Oregon and Chamber executives who are working together to keep abreast of what is happening with issues that affect

residents, businesses and economic development,” explained Ann Gawith, La Pine Chamber ED. “Greater Portland, Inc., EDCO, Strategic Economic Development Corporation and Southern Oregon Regional Economic Development, Inc. issued a statement that they are officially opposing IP-28,” Gawith continued. “IP-28 represents the single largest tax increase in Oregon’s 157-year history. It proposes a 2.5% gross receipts tax on C-corporations with more than $25 million in sales in Oregon increasing government general tax funding by over 25%.” Looking further into the IP-28, if passed it will make Oregon’s tax income ratio the ninth highest in the nation. (currently #26). Roger Lee, EDCO, Executive Director gave a warning while he explained, “This measure is a full frontal attack on working families, the poor, those on fixed incomes, and our employers. If approved in November, it could undo 20 years of economic development and diversification across the state.” EDCO is in its thirtieth year of working to help bring business development to Oregon. La Pine Chamber is involved with the development of tourism, represents with a liaison member on the La Pine Economic Development Committee, and it regularly represents the La Pine Community at statewide events and conferences that work to promote tourism and economic development. For information on becoming a member or to get tourist info call 541-536-9771. Go Online for more info:

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July 2016

Employment & Links

CO Jobs: COIC: Craigslist: Monster:,-or.aspx SimplyHired: Worksource: Bend Bulletin: La Pine Employment Links: City of La Pine: La Pine Community Health Center: La Pine Community Clinic currently has a number of positions open. Check their website for listings and instructions for applying. Midstate Electric: Midstate Electric currently has job openings. Check their website for listings and information on how to apply Deschutes County: Election Support Person in the La Pine area. If you or someone you know is interested please send a note to nancy. 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 Enterprise Laundry: Full and part-time 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 dianna@discoversunriver. com Get smarter about Jobseeker Tools: your insurance... Here are 2 FREE Resource Sites with multiple tools Do you know what for building a resume and insurance you need? interviewing for jobs: I can help you understand how to protect your assets and yourself! Karen Brannon Call and schedule your FREE comprehensive insurance review

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Community Life Callibaetis Pullover Cripple Sunriver Angler’s Fly Tying Corner By Phil Fischer For this month’s pattern, I have chosen a favorite fly for imitating Callibaetis during the hatch; the Callibaetis Pullover Cripple. This is an adaptation of both a Pablo’s Cripple and a Quigly Cripple, choosing the best components of each pattern. Because cripples occur throughout the hatch, I will fish this pattern in tandem with dun or spinner imitations to give myself a better chance of success. It is a very effective fly on East Lake, Hosmer, Lava and others. On a recent Sunriver Anglers outing to Lake of the Dunes, it was responsible for many hookups. Callibaetis mayfly hatches start occurring on local lakes in June and will last through the summer and into early fall. The Callibaetis hatch is unquestionably the most important mayfly hatch on the Cascade Lakes in Central Oregon. Trout key on the nymph stage prior to the hatch, the emerger stage during the hatch, the dun stage on the surface, and spinners returning to lay eggs to begin the cycle anew. Fishing techniques for this insect vary, from nymphs fished beneath an indicator, to wind drifted or stripped, to fishing dun and spinner patters on the surface. Hatches usually occur in the later morning and extend into the afternoon on many days. To extend your fishing day, stock up on various stages of this insect to cover the hatch thoroughly. Callibaetis Mayfly Callibaetis Mayflies hatch in the late morning to early afternoon and as they emerge, many have difficulty passing through the surface tension on the water and fail to fully emerge as an adult. These unfortunate insects often become trout food, as the fish key on insects that won’t fly away. That is one of the main reasons I focus on fishing cripple patterns. Trout key on this stage as cripples are the easiest to intercept during a hatch of mayflies. Trout will swim along the surface and slurp down Courtesy Photo the cripples opportunitistcally. Time the rise with your cast and bingo, fish Callibaetis May Fly on! But often it can be a challenging time to fish due to the large number of flies on the water. This Callibaetis Cripple pattern is proven during the hatch. Give it a try a try. I think you will like the results! Callibaetis Pullover Cripple Materials List: Hook: Daiichi 1180 Size 14-16 or similar Thread: Tobacco Brown, 70 Denier Trailing Shuck: Zelon in Mayfly Brown Abdomen: Natural Turkey Biot in dark Brown Thorax: Light Olive Dubbing (75%), UV Dubbing Tan (25%) Wing: Zelon in Dark Dun Tying instructions and steps are being published in video form, and can be found on the Sunriver Anglers Facebook Callibaetis Pullover Cripple page at SunriverAnglers/, or at the following YouTube URL: Experiment with this pattern during the Callibaetis emergence at East Lake, or Lava, Hosmer or other favorite lake where Callibaetis thrive. If you have questions or would like additional information about the Callibaetis Spinner pattern, please don’t hesitate to email me. Or if you have suggestions on future patterns to feature in this column, I welcome your input. I can be reached at

Take A Step Back in Time at Fort Rock Museum By Gary Gregor Contributing Writer

Speaking of rhubarb, the Fort Rock Homestead Museum’s garden shows off a healthy row of rhubarb plants. And, they were brought to the museum from homesteads where they were planted 100 years ago! Volunteers Lowell and Don Franks, descendants of homesteaders, are at the garden at all hours, protecting the potatoes from frost, weeds, critters and dry weather. It is a sight worth seeing in itself, but your admission also lets you see photo by Susan Starr eleven homestead buildings and their Rhubarb grows in front of the Webster Cabin at contents, all brought from miles away the Fort Rock Museum. This cabin was used by a to one site. And done by the founders trapper and, after he left, by travelers who needed and volunteers over a 20-year period. a place to get off the horse and rest. It was the The museum and Visitor’s Center first building brought to the museum grounds. are on Fort Rock Road, just as you enter the town from Hwy 31, about 40 miles from La Pine. Open 11AM to 5PM Thursday through Sunday, or by arrangement. Admission $5 adults, $3 under 17., and find it on facebook. And while you’re there, visit the Fort Rock Store (gasoline), the famous Waterin’ Hole Tavern, and the Restaurant/Pub. And, of course the Rock itself, at Fort Rock State Park.

Fourth Annual Newberry Event Central Oregon's 4th Annual NEWBERRY EVENT Music & Arts Festival-Fundraiser to Defeat MS is an OUTDOOR 4-Day ticketed private festival well-known as a good time for a good cause. Hosted at DiamondStone Guest Lodge, between Sunriver and La Pine, come dance and enjoy three stages with more than 25 bands of back to back reggae, brass, rock, bluegrass, blues and more. Lawns, shady aspens & pines create an unforgettable venue in So. Deschutes County for this family friendly experience (kids under 13 free) . Tent camping is free and RV sites available. Come together for fun and a heart to raise non-profit funds to benefit the Oregon Chapter National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Multiple sclerosis is an unpredictable, often crippling disease of the central nervous system. Both a neurologic and autoimmune disease, nerve damage can stop people from moving. Research funds are needed to find the cause, in hope to someday have a world free of MS. Website for links to musicians' music and pictures of previous years: And here's link to page with musicians:

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New Archery Club Challenges Local Youth By Lynette Confer Editor As any parent living in a rural community knows, there are many benefits to raising a family in a small town. There are also trade offs. One main downside is the challenge of finding a variety of year round activities to keep youth busy and engaged. Two fathers living north of La Pine are working to add one more option for youth in the area. JR Lorimor and Jeremy Roggenkamp are friends, fathers and have served as assistant coaches for Oregon Basics Wrestling Academy. Both are also avid bow hunters and outdoorsmen. Being closely involved with youth and youth activities, they were interested in a youth archery club for their kids. In South Deschutes County, there is no such club. So, two years ago, Lorimor and Roggenkamp set out to change that. After quite a lot of thought and planning, Three Rivers Archers was born. In fact, what these two men did was create a very unique club. Although there are archery camps, 3D archery shooting clubs and afterschool programs that include archery, there are few, if any, private “youth only” archery clubs in the western U.S. “We’ve spent two years now talking, planning, developing curriculum,” said Lorimor. One final step in the planning process was applying for their non-profit status which just recently came through. “We are not just a target shooting club,” stated Lorimor. “Our goal is to teach the kids all about archery, hunting, ethics, safety, about the outdoors and how to give back.” Three Rivers Archers’ makes their goal clear in their mission statement, “Teaching skills and respect for hunting and the archery shooting sports. Coaching will be geared around Archery, Hunting Ethics, Sportsmanship and Safety.” Another aspect of the club is planned community service projects. Three Rivers Archers will be involved in various programs through the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife and will work to maintain lands they have been granted access to. “Things are pretty fluid this year,” Lorimor noted. “As we go along at a meeting, we will notice something that works great, something that needs adjustment or change and make note of it.” Lorimor went on to explain a new program that the TRA board has developed and will begin introducing to the kids. “We are in process of instituting a new program for the kids based on the youth’s progression through a series of criteria set up by

the coaches,” Lorimor explained. “The youth will be awarded braided survival style wrist bands of different color as they progress through a “Wrist Band Rank” program.” Similar to testing for a martial arts belt, the kids will be able to achieve different colored wrist bands as they master levels of archery. A typical club meeting begins with a review of safety rules and a history lesson. At a recent meeting, Roggenkamp asked the students to “take a knee”. As the kids settled down, he commenced the history lesson for the day. “We are not just here to learn to do archery,” Roggenkamp explained to the kids, “we also want you to become good strong citizens.” He then began telling the kids about four men who were “fathers” of archery in America. As part of the Wrist Band Rank program, the kids will be required to recall and report on these history lessons. Robert Mann, father and coach with Three Rivers Archers, explained what he found valuable about the club. “I find the whole aspect of the club very intriguing,” Mann remarked. “They are teaching archery, but also teaching how to be an outdoorsman and how to give back.” There are wives and moms involved in Three Rivers Archers as well. Lorimor explained that two moms are nurses and plan to give instruction on first aid. Lorimor’s wife, Carolyn Lorimor, is excited about the new club and involved with many aspects. “There are two reasons I feel this club is important,” Carolyn said. “Number one, we need to teach kids the real life ethics of archery and hunting, not what they see on TV. Number two, part of becoming a man, or an adult, used to be marked by rituals, like learning to hunt.” She goes on to say that she feels it’s important even now for kids to earn their place in society. “Having that connection and camaraderie as they grow up, a lot of that is lost these days. Some of these kids will find that here.” Indeed, JR Lorimor feels that some kids will find something they really enjoy with this club, and for some, a place to fit in. “We’re around kids, get to know kids and discovered that there was an interest and need for this,” stated Lorimor. He added that there are options for sports, clubs and afterschool programs in the area, but not all kids fit into these groups. “We wanted to offer another option, to help other kids find their niche,” Lorimor said. Three Rivers Archers began having meetings early this summer. Membership has been set this first year at 12 kids, and the club is currently at this limit. “Once we get through our first year and have a solid curriculum we will look at bringing

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additional coaches and kids on,” Lorimor stated. He added that an interest in or desire to hunt is not necessary to join the club. Three Rivers Archers is open to kids ages 8 through high school. There is currently a waiting list for membership. “Scholarships are also available for families who cannot typically afford to be involved in this type of club,” Lormior said, adding that all scholarship applications and information is kept confidential. If you would like to help Three Rivers Archers with a tax deductible donation, there are certain areas of need for the club at this time. Number one is a location to meet and shoot. “Our insurance covers us to shoot anywhere, no homeowners’ insurance is needed to cover us,” noted Lorimor. The club can also use donations of archery gear including bows, arrows, releases and other such items. Cash donations will help Three Rivers Archers cover insurance costs and set up scholarships to help financially challenged kids join the club. All sponsorships and donations are tax deductible. The kids and coaches are excited to be participating in the La Pine Frontier Days parade on July 4th. For more information on the club, how to donate, or to sign up for Three Rivers Archers waiting list, contact JR Lorimor at Three Rivers Archers can also be contacted through their Facebook page as well.

Notes from The Grange - Scholarships and More News By Pam Cosmo Contributing Writer

Once again, I am pleased to announce that our Little Deschutes Grange was able to give scholarships for the continuing educations of two of our Grange family members. Tristin and Tiana Sutton were each awarded $500 to help with books and expenses. Along with their parents, Sally and Sean, the girls have been active members of the Grange since they were young. We are able to provide scholarships due to the income-generating projects like the annual Coop, Garden, and Greenhouse Tour as well as the large Garage Sales that we hold each year. This year, we are getting a lot of help from the Community Kitchen as well as Habitat for Humanity, and so the proceeds will be split three ways. The tour is scheduled for Saturday, August 13. The booklets are already on sale for the event, and can be picked up at the Habitat for Humanity Re-store or the Chamber of Commerce. Check out our website, created by Kathy

DeBone, at for details and pictures. As in previous years, Sun River residents have the option of taking a bus tour of the sites. Fifteen generous hosts are committed with at least five new ones never seen before. We'll have more information next month, but suffice it to say that we are very excited about how it is shaping up this year. Plans are also in the works to add a storage building next to our Grange Hall to hold household items for our income-generating sales. Of course, everyone is invited to come to our monthly pot lucks each 3rd Tuesday evening at 6pm. We continue to have our Saturday Markets on the first Saturday of the month, and our Brown Bag food distribution is held on the fourth Friday of each month. You got all that? There will be a test...not. Come and join in the activities! We are a great organization which does good work helping to support the rural nature of our little town, and have fun and good food all along the way.

South County Schools Update Important Dates: August 11th – High School Registration at La Pine High School August 15th – First day of practice for Fall Sports at La Pine High School August 15th – Elementary schools open for new students to register. August 23rd – Middle School registration at La Pine Middle School La Pine High School Registration is on August 11th. Please come to the school, get your id picture taken, pick up your yearbook insert, and look at your schedule. Fall sports practice starts August 15th. All 9th grade, 11th grade and student that have not participated in sports previously are required to have a physical. The form can be found under the parent tab on our website ( Fall sports consist of Football, Volleyball, Cross Country, Boys Soccer and Girls Soccer. New Student Registration at La Pine Elementary and Rosland Elementary Office staff will be available to register new students on August 15th. Please check with the school, as staff is limited and they may have to close the office for training or errands. La Pine Elementary: 541-355-8000 Rosland Elementary: 541-355-8100 La Pine Middle School Registration for all Middle School students (6th, 7th and 8th) will be on August 23rd from 7:30 am to 4:30 pm. Please stop by and get your locker, sign up for fall sports, purchase PE clothes, and update your contact information. Three Rivers School Office staff will be available to register new students on August 22nd. Please check with the school, as staff is limited and they may have to close the office for training or errands. Three Rivers School: 541-355-3000

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La Pine High School Presents La Pine Wrestling Golf Tournament “Just Another Snowy Day” By Tobias Wilson Contributing Writer

LPHS OHSET Team Thanks Sponsors By Kathy Russell LPHS OHSET Coach

As the season for Oregon High School Equestrian Teams, or better known as OHSET, comes to a close some riders are 4-H members and will continue to ride and condition their horses in preparation for the County Fair and others might enjoy the summer trail riding. Either way, the team members of La Pine High School Equestrian Team wanted to thank the sponsors of their team once again!! The team of three hopes to have a bigger team next season which begins in December! Keep an eye out for meeting reminders. If interested contact Christina Bates 541-419-1055 or Kathy Russell 541-419-8925 for questions. The team is getting a head start on the fundraising and will be collecting pop cans, so if you’d like to donate them to the team contact Christina Bates 541-419-1055, Kathy Russell 541419-8925 or the team members of Ashlyn Johnson, Adaline Meeks or Randi Allen and we’ll connect with you to get the pop cans. Come see us and have a hot dog as the team will be serving them up at La Pine Building Supply September 2 & 3! Thank you community for your support!!

La Pine 4-H Horse Show Thank You By Kathy Russell Contributing Writer

In La Pine on the first weekend in June two horse 4-H clubs, Chief Paulina Riders 4-H Club and Boots & Buckles Horse Club came together to put on a horse show. There were 21 participants. The 4-H club members along with their leaders, Christina Bates & Lisa Meeks respectively, worked hard to spread the word to participants and to gather many local business sponsors for this event. Thank you to La Pine Rodeo Association for the use of the arena and the sound system for the show. The High Point Buckles were donated by Oregon Feed & Irrigation and those winners are: Savanna Meeks, Junior division, Ashlyn Johnson Intermediate division, Elizabeth Green Senior division, Heather Zumwalt in

the Open division and Desi Hanson in the Walk Trot class. The Reserve High Point Awards were donated by Perry Walters Construction and those winners are: Gracie Hemphill, Junior, Adaline Meeks, Intermediate, Charisa Bates, Open and Gloria Olenik, Walk Trot. Thank you to all the sponsors whether it was posting the advertisement or finances all business were very much appreciated. Highlander Motel, Twigs Gifts Company, Karat Kreations, The Corner Store, La Pine Auto Supply, Bancorp Insurance, Inc. Little d Technology, La Pine Dental Center, Central Perk, Figaro’s Pizza, La Pine Law, Les Schwab, Lane’s Farrier Service, La Pine Truck & Hydraultic Repair, La Pine Animal Hospital, Mid Oregon Credit Union, High Lakes Feeds, La Pine Feed, and JayBird Ink.

“COCC was the perfect choice for me after graduating high school.” - MAX WILLIAMS


La Pine High School Drama class recently put on a play titled, "Just Another Snow Day". The original play was supposed to premier during the winter trimester of the school year. However, the drama class was unable to perform due to the low number of students. This previous trimester was the first time this year that the drama class was actually offered. With just a small cast of 13, we were able to pull it off. The play calls for 28 people, but we photo by Amanda Johnston worked really hard to give a good performance. Memorizing Cast of “One Snowy Day”, listed not in order: Kyle our lines was one of the hardest Carnahan, Gage Perryman, Haleigh Brader, Talon parts. Wallace, Nathan Holbrook, Maranda Whisler, Katrionna Due to the low number, Pratt, Cheyenne Johnson, Emily Ludwig, Sara Finney, almost all of us had to play Karissa Shafe, Thomas Wrisley, Shasta Jentinger. multiple characters. One way Drama teacher, Dave Parker, back left. we memorized our lines was by saying them in funny voices or using strong emotions. My friend Kat and I would go in the hall and practice acting sad or angry, or even really excited when saying our lines. It worked and we memorized them a lot faster. Jeff Parker, our drama teacher. was really supportive of us, and worked really hard as well, to pull it off. He had to handle the lights and the sound effects all by himself. When we were practicing he encouraged us from the side to try and become the person we were playing. Along with the lights and sound, he also made most of the props. We had to make a car, flagpole, and a bathroom, along with other props. Most of our class time was dedicated to practicing our lines, so the props were made by Mr. Parker and painted by us in our spare time. Our play was a comedy and on our opening night, almost no one laughed. We felt like we had messed up. After the play we found out that the crowd had actually discussed it and they thought it was rude to laugh. On the night of our second performance the whole crowd was laughing the entire time. Our cast actually had a really hard time not laughing while saying our lines. One of the things that was hard for us was the smaller, hand held props. We all came together though and everyone used everything so that we could put on our play.

The Hawk Mat Club and La Pine High Wrestling sponsored a four man scramble golf tournament at Quail Run Golf Course. The fundraiser for the two programs was held on May 22 with plans to become an annual event to support the two programs. Thirty golfers from around La Pine, Central Oregon, and as from as far Courtesy Photo away as Washington state participated in the event. The winning team won a Redmond Wrestling Dad, Torfinn Bolken, joins two night stay and 4 rounds of golf in LPHS Golfer Mike Debone, and Hawk Mat Club Sunriver. Second through fourth place Board members Bob Buck and Toby Wilson. teams also won overnight stays and determine who was ‘closest to the pin.’ In rounds of golf in Sunriver, Prineville and all, it was a great effort, from club and high Springfield. All the golfers enjoyed a tri-tip school members, to support their programs. dinner sponsored by Peak Performance and Coach Curt Sexton said, “It’s great to see served by Kim Russell. the wrestling community working together With the help of Wilderness Garbage, to promote the sport here in La Pine.” the main event sponsor, every golfer was The wrestling programs would like to able to walk away with a commemorative thank all the hole sponsors; Mid Oregon golf bag towel. Several local businesses Credit Union, Vic Russell Construction, stepped in as hole sponsors to provide Jake Russell Excavation, The Corner Store, golfers with a great experience and a raffle Wallow Bar and Grill, Midstate Electric, prize in every hand. Mid Oregon Credit US Bank of La Pine, Figaro’s Pizza, Jaybird Union provided the golfers with a donut and Ink, La Pine Community Clinic, Les a warm cup of coffee to start the morning, Schwab Tires, S and S Auto, and Rebound but thankfully the weather broke and ended Physical Therapy. Prize donations from up being a pleasant day for 18 holes. Cascade Reality, Ace Hardware, Sunriver La Pine High Head Wrestling coach Brewing and more helped cap a terrific day. Aaron Flack looks forward holding the Mat Club Board Member Toby Wilson tournament as an annual event. Hawk Mat thanked Todd Sickles and his crew for Club Coach Kevin Huck agreed saying, providing a great facility and welcoming “It was good day, and we look forward to the guest golfers. “Quail Run is a great adding more golfers and building on the course, It’s our local course, we look success next year.” forward to hosting the tournament here Several of the Hawk Mat Club long time year after year,” he said. wrestlers who also wrestle for Flack in high For more information on the tournament school were on hand to help set up and run or La Pine Wresting call Toby Wilson at specialty holes. Even some of the younger 541-419-2631 or Coach Flack at 541-912wrestlers were there to measure shots and 9241


By Haleigh Brader La Pine High School Contributing Writer

MAX WILLIAMS PRESIDENT AND CEO OF THE OREGON COMMUNITY FOUNDATION figuring out what came next for me. “COCC was the perfect choice for me after graduating high school. I had great At the same time, I learned a lot about taking college classes in a very instructors and professors who helped supportive environment. I’m always me make the transition to college and gave me the skills I needed to continue proud to say I started my higher education journey at COCC.” my education. “I look back on my time at COCC as a pivotal education year for me as I was

Max Williams is the keynote speaker for COCC’s 2016 Commencement.


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La Pine Middle School Students Outdoors Celebrate Eigth Grade Promotion Nature Walk - Identifying Plants By Staci Cummings Contributing Writer

On June 15th, La Pine Middle School Eighth Graders received recognition for completing their middle school careers. It's been a great journey for these students, and in celebration for all their hard work, they had a fund day of activities. At the beginning of the day, 93 eighth graders were recognized during an assembly in the gym. There were individual awards given for various achievements, from band and choir participation, to individual study areas. Family and friends were welcome to the event, and at the end of the assembly, every student was gifted a SHARC pass for two provided by SHARC, this was a great surprise to all of them. Following the celebration, all eligible students boarded the buses to SHARC for a day at the pool. The air was cool, but the sun was shining and the water was warm. Nothing stopped the kids from swimming, playing volley ball, and visiting with their friends and classmates. The students had their choice of four different items on the menu, all included a smoothie and fresh baked cookie. It was a special treat for them to have a nice lunch to warm them up while sitting in the sun, wet bathing suits, and 50 degree weather. In the evening the students were invited to a luau themed dance held at the high school auditorium. They were provided great snacks of unlimited pizza, drinks, cupcakes, candy and chips. A professional photo booth was brought in and was a huge hit. Groups ranging from two to six or more took turns wearing props and making crazy poses and funny faces to document their great time. Students not only took home hard copies of their photos, but also have access to the entire photo gallery created that night via a website provided by the vendor - Photo Lounge. They

danced the night away to tunes mixed by a professional DJ accompanied by a smoke machine and light show. Also provided to the kids were raffle prizes of gift cards, sleeping bags, basketballs, and more. The smiling faces and echoing laughs were a sure sign the celebration was a success to the welldeserving class of 2020. You may wonder how these types of things are paid for. This wasn't something provided by the school district or the middle school, keeping with history, these events were funded by a volunteer group of eighth grade parents. There's different opinions on what it is to complete eighth grade. Some think it's a necessity to eventually graduate high school, but these parents and many others think that it's truly an accomplishment - one to be recognized and rewarded. The chairperson of this small group wanted to limit the amount of help the students had to give in order to raise the money needed for the events so that it truly was a gift. Thankfully, the core group of parents on the committee were in agreement of that decision. Various fund raisers were held throughout the year which were a huge success - more than the group ever expected. By the generosity and support of our wonderful community, not only was the group able to provide a top notch celebration for the class, but they also have a jump on the Class of 2020 Senior Grad Night events - depositing over $1500 into their account. There were less than 15 parents involved in the planning and fundraising, but in the end the event wouldn't have been possible with a key group of six mothers - you all know who you are. So Class of 2020...all your family and friends congratulate you once again, and can't wait to see the great things you will accomplish in your lives!

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By Kathy Forest Contributing Writer Our region of the beautiful state of Oregon is full of surprises. While learning to garden in La Pine, I've discovered a few right here in my yard. All of these valuable plants can be eaten or infused to make a soothing healing tea. While there are many more, this is a small sample of the bounty we can find here. For pictures and more information on these and other wild edible foods, visit this website and see if you can discover what is out in your yard. Let's get out and forage! http://www. Shepherd's purse Shepherd's purse is one of the earliest wild greens to appear in the spring. Before the flower stalks appear, the leaves are especially good in salads or cooked as greens. Lambs quarters Lamb's Quarters is an annual wild edible that from a distance, tends to always looks dusty; this is because there is a white powdery coating on the leaves. Lambs Quarters is a purifying plant and helps to restore healthy nutrients to the soil if need be. However, if there is a large patch of lamb’s quarters, be sure that the soil is relatively good and not contaminated. This unique plant tends to spread quickly in areas in which soil is contaminated in order to restore nutrients. This wild edible has an earthy, mineral rich taste; some say is close to chard. It’s difficult to describe, but if you enjoy leafy greens such as kale, collards, and spinach then chances are you will like lambs quarter. One lamb’s quarter plant can produce up to 75,000 seeds.

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Our Great Give Away is Open to the public, anyone is Welcome to come take what you need. Everything is FREE for all people needing Clothing, for all ages, toys for children, household items and much more. Last year the La Pine ward alone, helped over 600 people with numerous things that they needed for friends or families. This Great give away is operated by volunteers. If you would like to help, Welcome aboard. For more information and to see what to donate, go online to We are accepting donations in La Pine, Bend and Prineville on August 11 & 12 from 8:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at the following locations: La Pine Ward. 52680 Day Rd. Bend Stake Center: 2555 Shelvin Park Rd. Prineville: 2nd and Idlewood Redmond, Oregon's Give away will be August 27, 2016 at the Redmond Ward on 253 SE Franklin.


Mullein Mullein is a soft (almost velvet-like) biennial that can grow very tall. Mullein leaves were once used as toilet paper. Edible parts: Leaves and flowers. Although the leaves and flowers are edible, enjoying a cup of tea made from these parts is generally preferable. Leaves and flowers can be used in a salad. After eating some of these, let's just say that lamb's quarters tastes like spinach. Dandelion greens are a super green and when added to salad adds a punch of nutrition. The petals of the flower are a sweet favorite. Shepherd's purse is tasty too. Follow specific preparation guidelines for all of your wild foods.

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In December, just a few short 6 months ago, our community lost one of its finest, David Taylor Jr. David was taken from this world, far too soon &-at the young age of just 30 years old. On that tragic night, Little Davey Taylor not only lost his Dad, he lost his best friend, his baseball coach, and his all-time hero! David was a 2003, La Pine High School Graduate. He also played a huge roll on the La Pine Baseball Team- similar to the two students that were chosen today to receive the scholarship. If there was one thing in this world that ran a close 2nd to David's love for his son, it was the game of Baseball. David cherished his days playing on the fields, he cherished his time with his coaches, and he cherished his time at La Pine High School. He loved this town, he loved the school, and he loved the members of the community. The memory of David Taylor Jr. deserves to live on, he deserves to be remembered for the loving, dedicated, and kind person that he truly was. Davey spent most of his spring evenings down at the little league baseball fields, he was always volunteering his own time. He was either helping coach the kids, or helping maintain the fields themselves. Most of the time, he was just down there supporting the game that he loved the most. I truly believe in my heart, that this scholarship would have put a huge smile on David's face. He would have so much joy and satisfaction in knowing that he is part of the reason, that these two students are able to attend college and most importantly that they are able to put their hearts into something they will love. In honor of David, our family would like to see these two students achieve their goals, whether they be academically or personal. We would like to see these two students continue to make this small community proud, and to always know in their hearts, that David would be so proud to have them represent his name. Tonight, both Little Davey Taylor and Dave Taylor Senior would like to honor both, Louden Oleachea and Kylie Walsworth -as the 2016 Memorial Scholarship winners.

Dandelion Dandelions are often considered a pesky weed in Canada and the U.S. yet European and Asian nations have greatly benefited for years from the incredible nutritional value that this weed contains. Dandelions are a rich source of vitamins, minerals and it even has antioxidants. For example, one cup of raw dandelion greens contains 112% of your daily required intake of vitamin A and 535% of vitamin K. The common yellow dandelion has a long list of powerful healing abilities as well as other health benefits. Contrary to popular belief, the dandelion is a beneficial plant to have. It’s a great companion plant for gardening because it’s long taproot brings up nutrients to the shallow-rooting plants in the garden adding minerals and nitrogen to the soil. Dandelions attract pollinating insects which helps fruits to ripen.

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La Pine Toastmasters - Every Tuesday. 8am – 9am. Gordy's Truck Stop Restaurant. 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! La Pine Rodeo - 7/2-4. Lonestar, July 1 at the Rodeo Grounds. Mutton Busting, Buck and Boom and more. Community Health and Wellness Event, 7/9. Call LPRD for more info, 541.5 La Pine Dental Open House - 7/12, 5:30-7:30. The contact person for LP Dental is Michelle Kalmbach at 541-536-2110. Come and meet the new owers and celbrate the La Pine Dental Cliinc with your chamber friends and residents. Appetizers and beverages. Chamber breakfast at the Senior Center, Friday, 7/15, 7:30-9 Am Call RSVP to Chamber Junior Golf Camp, 7/18-7/21, 9am-12pm. All Juniors 7-17 Years old welcome. $50. Call 541536-1303. LPRD Board Meeting, Tues. 7/19, 5:30-7:30 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 Deschutes County 4-H Horse Fair - 7/21 - 7/24 at Deschutes County Fairgrounds.

Cascade Lakes Relay, 7/29 - 7/30. Call LPRD for more info, 541-536-2223. 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 541-536-1312 for more information. Ticket tour books available TBA Sunriver 4th of July Festival - 10:30 am – 4pm. In The Village. Bike parade; entertainment, games, and food. or email AARP Smart Driver Courses, Sunriver Homeowner’s Assn, 7/7, 541-585-3144. 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. Sunriver Art Faire, 8/12-8/14, over 70 artists booths in 10 different mediums. The Village at Sunriver. Christmas Valley Fabulous 4th of July Celebration, 7/2-7/4. Golf Tournament, Water Slide at Park & Rec, games, parade, music and more.

Sunriver Community Church Vacation Bible School Sunriver Bible Church Vacation Bible School, July 25-29, all children (ages 4 years old through 6th grades) are invited to Ocean Commotion VBS 2016 at Community Bible Church, Sunriver, Oregon! At Ocean Commotion, kids will dive deep into the account of Noah and the Flood from the book of Genesis! Kids participate in memorable Bible-learning activities and adventures, sing catchy songs, play teamwork-building games, savor some yummy treats, and propel their imagination at craft time! Join us each day, 9 am to noon. No charge to attend. Download a registration at, click on the children’s ministries page or call 541.593.8341. Preregistration is encouraged. Invite your friends and neighbors!


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La Pine Library Events Family Fun Storytime Interactive Storytime with songs, rhymes, and crafts. Program is geared to ages 0-5. Whole family is welcome! Thursdays, 10:30 am 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 Thurs & Sat · Summer Reading Program Play TEAM READ! & win, this summer! Join us for fun activities, reading, & prizes! Something for all ages! Read or listen to books for at least 24 minutes each day—you win! Keep reading & being physically active to enter weekly drawings, get yummy treats, & a chance to win the grand prize—a bicycle or a family membership to the High Desert Museum. Details at: summerreading . June 1 – August 13, 2016 Friends of the La Pine Library The Friends of La Pine Library are having a Fourth of July, Frontier Days Book Sale in the Meeting Room of the La Pine Library. Everyone is welcome, so stop by ! Friday, July 1, 10 am – 6:00 pm Saturday - Monday, July 2 - 4, 10 am - 5:00 pm Closures All of the Deschutes Public Libraries will be closed on Monday, July 4. Oregon Ho! Come explore the desert, valley, mountains and ocean of our amazing state. A scavenger hunt to see if you know Oregon’s facts and lore! Ages 6-11. Wednesday, July 6, 10:30 am Lunch & Learn in the Park Lunch just got better! Your librarian is visiting the free lunch program at Finley Butte Park, located at 51390 Wailing Lane in La Pine, Oregon. Join us! Summer Reading Program participants can pick up their free book and related coupons. Parents/caregivers and children age 0 -18 welcome! Thursdays, July 7, July 14, July 28, August 4, 12:00 pm The Science of Sports ”How do they do that?” Come learn about the science behind the sports you love – and have fun doing it! Make your own pipe-cleaner snowboarder. Ages 6-11. Wednesday, July 13, 10:30 am Family Yoga and Stories All ages are invited to enjoy yoga inspired stories and super fun yoga poses! Instructor Deven Sisler, known as New York City’s “best yoga clown in town,” teaches Children’s Yoga at Namaspa. Thursday, July 14, 10:30 am Henna Workshop  Learn the history of henna body art and try it yourself. Registration Required, ages 12-17. Friday, July 15, 1:30 pm LEGO Block Party Read! Build! Play! Join other builders and a gazillion LEGOs. All ages welcome! Saturday, July 16, 1:00 pm The Library Book Club Join us as we read and discuss How To Start A Fire, by Lisa Lutz. Everyone is welcome! Thursday, July 21, 12:00 pm Life Size Board Games  Jump inside some of your favorite jumbo-fied board games. Ages 12-17. Friday, July 22, 1:30 pm Music and Movement   Movement and stories to develop skills! Geared to 3-5 year-olds. Thursday, July 28, 10:30 am People with disabilities needing accommodations (alternative formats, seating or auxiliary aides) should contact Community Librarian, Roxanne Renteria, at 541-312-1091, or roxanner@ The La Pine Public Library is located at 16425 1st Street, in La Pine, Oregon.

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Food with a Patriotic Twist or dill works. If you like beets, cook some and dice to add. You can add chunks of sharp cheddar, sweet corn kernels, black beans and a variety of seeds or nuts for crunch. I toss this together in a large bowl with a tight fitting lid and bring along the salad dressing to top the pasta when I am ready to serve it. Don’t forget the salt and pepper. I like to use small rolls and fresh butter with the pasta salad. By adding a few cheeses and some fruit, people can always supplement the salad with a small sandwich. I like Swiss, sharp cheddar and maybe a Colby or Mozzarella. I love to serve fruits. Blueberries, strawberries or fresh juicy peaches that can be sliced by the individual are wonderful. Dessert can be easy, too. Create a chocolate wafer and pudding icebox cake with layers of whipped cream between the layers. Best done a day or two before serving, put it in the freezer and by the time you have it for late lunch, it will thaw and be ready to delight your guests! Beverages? Who does not like a ½ lemonade and iced tea mix on a hot day? Cold wine or bottle beer for the adults can be one way to promote good conversation and a relaxing time together. I always have a couple thermoses of hot coffee and cream and sugar for the dessert time. Picnic is ready, now, where to go? If you live in La Pine, it is a short drive to South Twin Lake or up to Paulina or East Lake in the crater. Don’t forget to try the La Pine State Park day use area or Rosland Park along the Little Deschutes. If you are real adventuresome, you can go to any dry camp site with all of your picnic supplies and rough it. Bon Appetit!

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Red, white and blue foods that are true to the notion of the American Birthday Party on the 4th of July are what it’s all about this time of year. Magazines are full of wonderful and colorful berry desserts, white cakes with whipped cream, Jell-O and fruity twists on every combination of seasonal fruits and other garden based colorful choices. Along with the desserts and fruits, there are all kinds of possibilities for entrees, sides and specialty sandwiches. Now add the grilling ideas and summer becomes a mecca for fresh and tasty options for the American diet. Picnics are an American favorite this time of year and now is the time to plan a special day with the family and friends that takes you away from the house into the great outdoors! I always start with two picnic baskets I have been hauling through life for years. One is for the table cloth, dishes, decorations for the “Special Table” and some extras that will make my celebratory picnic more special. The big basket is the old fashioned kind that is good sized and I fill it with the food and drink items. Here is one idea for a picnic lunch that would work well late in the day: Pasta salad that has an oil and vinegar dressing base- so no worries about mayo spoiling in warm weather! Make a batch of your favorite pasta in well salted water for good flavor base. Cut up some veggies like carrot, onion, broccoli, celery and blanch them slightly until they are tender crisp. Add to the pasta. For a safe pasta salad, use cured meats like salami, pepperoni or ham cut in cubes. Open a jar of artichokes and dice and add. Use your favorite olives- without pits and maybe some cut up pickles, either sweet

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La Pine Daughter Drive Submitted by Gillian Bruce The La Pine Daughter Drive is a community action group headed by La Pine resident, Gillian Bruce, that helps to supply La Pine middle and high school girls with every day necessities so that the can focus better in school and on life. There are many exclusively female things such as bras, makeup and sanitary supplies that are extremely important for a young woman’s health and self esteem but are frequently out of reach due to family financial hardship. The Drive was the brainchild of Gillian’s 21-year-old daughter, Shelby who noticed that she and many of her friends tossed perfectly good bras aside for relatively trivial reasons and that good bras were too expensive for her to afford on the limited budget of a college student. She began researching the cost of the extra clothing and health supplies required by females and found that the while the average per year cost of raising ANY child is about $10,000, these expenses go up significantly through the preteen and teen years especially for girls. Many families rely heavily on outside aid and most of that aid can be used to care for a child of either sex. Things that cannot be purchased with Oregon Trail cards or supplied through donations to the schools athletic programs need to be furnished by the parents. Almost everything that is collected by the Daughter Drive falls into this category. Donations are collected weekly, cleaned and mended if need be and taken to La Pine Middle and High schools to be distributed to students in need through the FAN (Family Access Network). Please visit the Facebook page https://www.facebook. com/groups/daughterdrive if you would like more information or would like to donate. Donations for middle and high school boys are also welcome as well as any general hygiene items like shampoo, deodorant, acne medication and toothpaste. There is always a need for bras, jeans, gym shoes and sanitary supplies.

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Park and Rec from page 1 save programs and help develop new community programs through LPRD. “To make the programs self-supporting, fees have to be charged. And to make any such program work, volunteers are mandatory. The 30 cent levy provides no room to hire people to run the programs. We realize that the expectations of the community are that we should be running more and more programs. But those expectations can only be met if sufficient volunteers step up to make these programs happen,” Gordon said. LPRD is prepared to train volunteers who are interested in keeping programs running or starting new programs. Prior to the tax levy approval LPRD survived entirely on donations and volunteers. With the tax levy in place they are able to offer more services but still require an active community to get involved. “People should know how hard the LPRD is trying to do the right thing and costs just keep going up,” said Teri Myers, Executive Assistant for the La Pine Chamber of Commerce.

There is positive news from a budgetary perspective as LPRD prepares for the future on a meager budget. Tony DeBone serves on the budget committee and shared some positive insights from a budget planning perspective. “We’re trying to figure out the budget and there may be some good news of how the group got there. Something real positive is that we have five board members and five public members talking about this which we didn’t have this year. In previous years, five budget committee members met to hear about the budget from the director and then voted to hand the budget to the five board members. This year we have all the board member and public budget committee members working together to understand the budget,” DeBone said. DeBone added that tax dollars are expected to grow by $10,000 this year from $225,000 to $235,000. The LPRD Board of Directors meetings are the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 5:30pm in the Community Center. The public is welcome to attend and is given an opportunity to address the Board.

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City Manager from page 1 PA for graduate school where he received his Master’s degree in Public Policy and Management in May of last year. After earning his Master’s, Misley learned that the City of La Pine had posted job opening for Asst City Manager. He applied for the job and was offered the position. According to Interim City Manager, Rick Allen, Misley is ready for the next step of assuming the City Manager position. “He’s ready, and this was the plan when we hired him last year,” stated Allen. “But, I will still be on board on a contract basis to help Cory with anything he might need. There is so much coming up here with planned water and sewer expansion project, and I’ll still be working on economic development issues and lease and sales in La Pine Industrial Park.” Interim City Manager Key in Moving City Forward Under Allen’s five years as Interim City Manager, the City of La Pine has come a long way and established a good, strong foundation. Allen remembers what the City of La Pine was like when he was first hired as Interim City Manager in June 2010. “When I assumed the Interim City Manager position, the City was really struggling with basic ‘stuff ’,” he noted. “They needed a city hall, a finance system, accounting system, personnel policy, a charter. It’s necessary to build a foundation and make sure your walls are straight before hanging pictures on the wall,” Allen said. Allen explained that the process is typical of any new city. “A city gets formed for various reasons, then the question is ‘now what?’” No one quite knew what to do. Allen says the credit for moving the city ahead goes to the councils and mayors he’s had the pleasure to work with. “The City of La Pine is moving along because of those people, because of their willingness to invest in the city,” Allen said. Allen, who lives in Madras, was recently hired as the Interim City Manager for Sisters. He explains that for 30 year he has split his time between private business and public service as a volunteer, employee and owner. Serving as Interim City Manager for La Pine, Allen is proud of what he’s helped accomplish here in the past five years. “I think La Pine is much greater than some realize as they drive through town,” Allen remarked. “It’s not until you slow down and get off the highway, meet the people, that you get to know the true face of a town.” Allen went on to explain that it was necessary for the community to put on a better face, give people a reason to stop, visit, shop locally, get to know La Pine. When asked about the transition taking

place at City Hall on July 1, La Pine Mayor Ken Mulenex explained how this has been the plan all along. “Cory has proven himself to be an outstanding addition to our staff,” said Mulenex. “When he came to us a few years ago as an intern, he was very impressive with his willingness to learn and his quick grasp of any subject. He was tireless in his approach to getting things done. I consider him a perfect fit for City Manager position.” On the topic of Rick Allen, Mayor Mulenex cannot say enough about the positive impact Allen has made during his time with the City of La Pine. This city is what it is today, on a successful path, totally because of Rick Allen, said Mayor Mulenex. “For the City of La Pine, he has been the rock that has kept the stream of movement for city flowing. He has kept us on straight path.” Misley agreed, saying, “My experience working with Rick has been fantastic. He's a great mentor, and his expertise in local government is known throughout the region for a reason. There's no question that I wouldn't be in this position without Rick. I've not only been privileged with an invaluable professional connection, but also a good friend.” Reflections on Past, on Moving Forward Looking back, the first ten years for the City of La Pine have been successful and exciting. One of the best aspects, according to Mayor Mulenex, has been watching a variety of partners come together… the City, County, ODOT, State. Mulenex also noted that everywhere he goes, people know of La Pine. “There’s a lot of buzz everywhere about our community,” he said. “I think the next five years, we will see more people view La Pine as destinatination to live, work and build businesses… to invest and live,” stated outgoing Interim City Manager Rick Allen. “There are several large projects going on, La Pine is growing and the community has a bright future.” With his new role as City Manager imminent, Cory Misley shared his thoughts. “My overall feeling with the transition is excitement and optimism, with a healthy amount of nerves. I know that I'm taking this role at a time that La Pine is moving in the right direction, thanks to good leadership and management in the last five years especially.” Misley added, “As La Pine enters it's second decade as a City, the momentum with various projects -- revitalization/beautification, public works, community development, among others -- is incredible for a city this size.” “One thing that I know is important to our community members is that we retain our small town feel and trustworthiness,” remarked Mayor DOLL HOUSES, HOBBY SHOP, & FAMILY BOUTIQUE Mulenex. “We are not trying to imitate anyone else as we grow and move forward. We 16487 Bluewood Place are always going to be Suite 1, La Pine La Pine.”

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Everyone Is Invited to Sunriver Women’s Club Community Picnic

Sunriver Women’s Club again presents its mid-summer community picnic Thursday, July 21 at Mary McCallum Park in Sunriver. The picnic is open to all residents, guests and neighbors in the greater Sunriver area. Cost is $12.50 for adults and $6 for children ages 6 to 12. Each family is asked to bring a salad, side dish or dessert to serve 12. Consider that your dish might sit in the heat if using mayonnaise. SRWC provides barbequed ribs and chicken prepared by Wallow Restaurant as well as soda and water. Plates, drinking cups, napkins and eating utensils are also supplied. Beer and wine will be available at a no host bar operated by Sunriver Brewing Company. Festivities begin at 5 p.m. Stay until dusk enjoying the setting on the banks of the Deschutes River. Guitarist, Greg Botsford, will provide live entertainment. Make reservations online at or sign-up at the Market Place, SROA administration building or SHARC. Deadline to register is July 18. Payment will be accepted in cash or check at the park. Parking is limited so please carpool, walk or bike if possible. Bonnie Mankoff and Mark Borg are the picnic organizers. “Beginnings & Endings”, the Women’s Club’s latest cookbook will be for sale for $15. Buy your Macy’s Shop for a Cause tickets for $5 each to receive 25% off purchases August 26-28.

Sunriver Music Festival’s Young Artists Scholarship Program

The Sunriver Music Festival’s Young tuition, 2) Private music lessons and 3) Music Artists Scholarship (YAS) program had a camps. record breaking year and awarded $38,000 to While eight of the scholarship winners twenty-nine classical music students between were new to the program this year, a number the ages of 12 to 23 over the weekend of June of students continue to audition each year for 1 - 3. The individual scholarships ranged from scholarships throughout their college career. $200 - $5,000. Jodie Bischof adds, “Over the years, we’ve Celebrating twenty-one years, the Young watched these talented young musicians grow Artists Scholarship program has awarded in confidence and skill and a number of these $438,300 to 135 Central Oregon music students have been accepted into prestigious students in middle school, high school and college music programs. The cost of college college. To qualify for scholarships, students education continues to escalate and our goal is must reside in Deschutes, Jefferson, Crook and to provide adequate financial support to help Harney counties and they must aspire to be these students continue their music studies and professional classical musicians. become professional musicians.” “This year, out of the twenty-nine For more information about the Young scholarships, eight of the students were new Artists Scholarship program or the summer applicants to the program,” explains Jodie festival or to purchase tickets, call the Sunriver Bischof, the Young Artists Scholarship Music Festival Ticket Office at 541-593-9310, program chairman. “We have never had so email at or many students audition for scholarships in the visit the website at history of this program.” The Sunriver Music Festival’s two week On Sunday, June 12th at the Holy Trinity summer festival runs from August 7 – 18. Catholic Church in Sunriver, seventeen of the Concerts will be at the historic Sunriver 2016 scholarship winners performed to a full Resort Great Hall, Summit High School house at the annual Young Artists Scholarship and the Tower Theatre in downtown Bend. Concert. Festival Faire Dinner and Auction will be held The Young Artists Scholarship program on Sunday, July 31st at the Sunriver Resort began in 1996 with a handful of talented Great Hall. Tickets are currently on sale for the music students and a generous grant from the summer concerts and Festival Faire. Sunriver Women’s Club. Today, the Women’s Club continues to support the Festival’s music education programs in addition to a growing number of individual contributors. is currently welcoming new patients of all ages Other grants supporting the Accepting most Insurance and self pay Sunriver Music Festival’s music Joannie and her dedicated team – education programs are from the Serving the La Pine Community for more than 10 Years Sunriver Rotary Club and the Oregon Community Foundation. The majority of the individual contributions to the scholarship program occur at the Sunriver Music Festival’s annual fundraiser, Festival Faire (scheduled for Sunday, July 31st at the Sunriver Resort Great Hall). “We are very fortunate to have the generous support of the Young Artists Scholarship program from our local Sunriver community,” explains Pam Beezley of the Sunriver Music Festival. “These students continue to amaze and inspire anyone who hears them perform and many of our students have significant financial needs. This scholarship program fills a need in our community.” Young Artists Scholarships are Appointments starting at 7:15am (Mon -Thurs) awarded in three categories: 1) Located next to Shop Smart in La Pine. College or Music Conservatory

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Business Oregon Approves Request For Deschutes County Rural Enterprise Zone Boundary Expansion LA PINE, Ore. – June 13, 2016 – Business Oregon has approved a request from Deschutes County, City of La Pine (zone sponsors) and EDCO (zone manager) to expand the existing Deschutes County Rural Enterprise Zone boundary to include Sunriver Business Park and Spring River Plaza. The new areas combined are 0.12 square miles, bringing the total zone up to 7.63 square miles. The request was approved based on documentation showing an employment area that is still economically lagging compared to the rest of the county as well as lower median household incomes and higher unemployment levels. The Deschutes County Rural Enterprise Zone received it designation in 2008 as an economic development program designed to attract traded-sector business investment and encourage job creation in economically-disadvantaged areas. It provides 3-15 years of property tax abatement on new plant and equipment investments for new or expanding non-retail businesses in a designated zone for those that invest a minimum of $50,000 in fixed

photo courtesy of EDCO Sunriver Business Park and Spring River Plaza added to the Deschutes County Rural Enterprise Zone.

capital improvements and grow their workforce by 10 percent. Adding Sunriver Business Park and Spring River Plaza to the Enterprise Zone will provide additional incentives for traded-sector businesses to locate in South County. Sunriver River Business Park and Spring River Plaza are ideally suited for tech or light industrial businesses. For more information, please contact Janet Burton, EDCO Area Economic Development Manager for La Pine/Sunriver at (541) 604-4095 or

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