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Volume I

Issue 4

August 2016

Mayor Mulenex Decides Not To Seek Re-election in Nov. By Lynette Confer Editor

In a surprise decision, Mayor Ken Mulenex has announced he will not seek re-election as Mayor of the City of La Pine. Elected in 2010, Mulenex will have completed 6 years as Mayor for the City of La Pine at the end of his current term. “I had every intention of running again because there is still plenty to do that I felt my leadership could have played an important role in,” Mulenex stated. “However, when I started thinking about our family, our grandkids growing up faster than I can believe, the bucket list Vicki and I have that is still full, and some promises I had made, I knew I had to reconsider my plans.” Mulenex noted his decision not to seek re-election came only in the past two months.

Mulenex went on to say, “I am very comfortable with the fact the City is at a point where it can’t be detoured from growing into the plans that are already in place over the next several years.” Mulenex went on

Gordy’s New Owners

By Lynette Confer Editor

A landmark for residents of the Greater La Pine area, as well as for frequent travelers of Hwy 97 through Central Oregon, Gordy’s Truck Stop and Restaurant officially has a new owner. Built in 2000 by Gordon Wayne Wanek, Gordy’s has been a family-owned business until the sale. Wanek’s daughter, Wendy Potok, took over ownership and management of the Truck Stop and Restaurant after her father passed away two years ago. On June 1, OSG Freight Lines, LLC, assumed ownership of 21 acres, including

Freight Lines as they went to school, and after completing college, found they had an appetite to grow. “We moved into the SE Asia sector by air and by sea,” Sharma said. “By 1997 we became the fifth largest company in the SE Asia sector, today we are the 3rd largest.” Sharma came to the U.S. in 2000. He and his two cousins, Samit A. Soniminde and Amit A. Soniminde, launched OSG Freight Lines and Liberty Logistics in Atlanta, Georgia, as a sister company to OSG in India.

photo by Lynette Confer Gordy’s Truck Stop and Restaurant will soon be adding additional buildings to property.

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Mayor Ken Mulenex and Interim City Manager Rick Allen

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Mayor Ken Mulenex and his wife, Vicki Mulenex.

Inside This Issue City Council & Board Position Page 3

OSU Open House Pages 5

La Pine Community Health Clinic Page 9

Home & Garden Page 10


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to describe the great honor it has been and the satisfaction he’s gained from his years serving as La Pine’s Mayor. “As Mayor of La Pine, I am very proud of the part I have been able to play in the accomplishments and progress we have made in making our City more livable, functional and welcoming. I think it really started on its current course when I came back from Salem with our approved Comprehensive Plan.” During his tenure as Mayor, Mulenex also recalls other projects he’s helped move forward including: Acquisition of our new City Hall; Starting the annual City Cleanup Day that was the original start of “Put the Shine on La Pine”; The landscape demo around City Hall that would set the tone for Hwy 97 streetscape through downtown La Pine; Transportation System Plan; Integration of Water and Sewer into the City; Senior Housing at Little Deschutes Lodges; Development and implementation of the La Pine Economic Development Group (LED); New traffic signal at First Street; the Wickiup Junction Overpass project; and especially the opportunity to build relationships with local and statewide organizations through numerous committee involvements, plus helping to maintain the city, county, and state partnership so valuable to a new city. The Mayor of La Pine is an elected, volunteer and unpaid position. However, Mulenex noted that the City does pay for his and Councilors traveling expenses to conferences and meetings across the state. “I put in as many as 30 hours a week into the job as Mayor,” said Mulenex. “That comes from serving on a lot of local boards, attending

Mayor cont. on page 14

Gordy’s Truck Stop and Restaurant. Although “When I first came to this country, I studied never officially up for sale, Potok noted that the whole U.S.A. This country has a very she had received offers over the past two diverse trade network,” Sharma explained. years. It took just the right company, just the “From 2001-2005, we were operating gas right people, to come along for a sale to take stations because we became fascinated with place. Raman Sharma, President of Retail the oil industry.” It was during this time Sales and owner of OSG Freight Lines along that Sharma said they became interested in truck stops. “At our gas stations we would with his two cousins, was just such a group. “My dad loved this truck stop, it was his meet truckers driving through and would baby,” she reflected. Potok explained that the hear terrible stories, missing home cooked employees at Gordy’s mattered a great deal meals, the big truck stops not treating them to her. “The people who work here are hard- like humans. Not good. I told my cousin, working, honest, are so good at what they how about we get rid of all gas stations and do and made it easy for me to transition into start off with truck stops.” OSG Freight Lines working full time after my dad died. Selling acquired their first truck stop in Florida. It the truck stop and restaurant was truly a was a success. Their second truck stop was in difficult decision for me. But, the right person Indiana, also a success, according to Sharma. While studying the U.S., Sharma said came along whom I feel, from what I’ve heard and experienced, will be good for my people, that he noticed La Pine. “La Pine has always good for the community.” been overlooked. If you study demographics, OSG Freight Lines was established in 1970 geography, you see that La Pine is in the in Mumbai, India, by Ashok Soniminde. “My center of recreation areas, lakes, Newberry uncle struggled hard to make the company a Monument,” Sharma noted. “No one ever success,” explained Raman Sharma, owner thinks of developing La Pine. All visitors just and President of Retail Operations. “By pass through and head for Bend.” Gordy’s is 1994, we were the number one company in the third truck stop acquired by OSG Freight all of India on the freight line side. No one Lines and Sharma hopes to give people a could compete.” Sharma and Gordy’s cont. on page 14 his cousins worked for OSG

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ODOT Wickiup Junction Overpass Project

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.


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A train passes through the embankment walls at Wickiup Junction Hwy 97 Overpass Project .

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La Pine City Council and Mayor tour Wickiup Junction Project on July 1.

A recent tour of the Wickiup Junction Overpass Project showed impressive progress from a few months ago. ODOT is on schedule and only a week or so away from completing the dirt work build up phase of the project, and will then focus on the structure of the bridge itself. Beams will be set for the bridge in late August. So far, crews are about 85% done with the dirt work on the embankment. 250,000 cubic yards of materials used so far for the embankment, with 263,000 cubic yards total planned for use in the project. Plans include embankment dirt work and bridge to be completed by October. No paving will take place this year, but rock will be applied over ground to protect dirt work through the winter. Paving and tie in to Hwy 97 will happen next year.

Public Use Restrictions to Help Prevent Summer Wildfires Central Oregon had a low snow pack this past winter, and as a result, the threat of wild land fires is both early-and possibly severe-for the 2016 fire season. On Wednesday, July 6, 2016, the Deschutes County Board of Commissioners approved a resolution to impose public use restrictions and declare a state of emergency, under the current dangerous wild land fire conditions. The restrictions will help prevent human-caused summer wildfires on all unprotected lands, and Deschutes Countyowned lands. The restrictions are effective immediately and will remain in place through mid-October 2016. Unprotected lands are defined as unincorporated lands that are not a part of a Rural Fire Protection District or protected by the Oregon Department of Forestry. Land owners can visit: https://maps. to review regulations and see if they apply to their property. The following restrictions are now in place: Smoking is prohibited while traveling, except in vehicles on improved roads. Open fires are prohibited, including campfires, charcoal fires, cooking fires and warming fires, except in designated areas. Portable cooking stoves using liquefied or bottled fuels are allowed. Chainsaw use is prohibited, between the hours of 1:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.  Chainsaw use is permitted at all other hours, if the following firefighting equipment is present with each operating saw: one axe, one shovel, and one 8 ounce or larger fire extinguisher.  In addition, a fire watch is required at least one hour following the use of each saw. Cutting, grinding and welding of metal is prohibited between the hours of 1:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.  At all other times the area is to be cleared of flammable vegetation and the following fire equipment is required: one axe, one shovel, and one 2 ½ pound or larger fire

extinguisher in good working order. Use of motor vehicles, including motorcycles and all-terrain vehicles, is prohibited, except on improved roads and except for vehicle use by a landowner and employees of the landowner upon their own land while conducting activities associated with their livelihood. Possession of the following firefighting equipment is required while traveling in a motorized vehicle, except on federal and state highways, county roads and driveways: one shovel and one gallon of water or one 2½ pound or larger fire extinguisher, except all-terrain vehicles and motorcycles which must be equipped with an approved spark arrestor in good working condition. Mowing of dried grass with power driven equipment is prohibited, between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m., except for the commercial culture and harvest of agricultural crops. Use of fireworks is prohibited. The release of sky lanterns is prohibited. The discharging of exploding targets or tracer ammunition is prohibited. Blasting is prohibited. Any electric fence controller in use shall be: a) Listed by a nationally recognized testing laboratory or be certified by the Department of Consumer and Business Services; and b) Operated in compliance with manufacturer’s instructions.    Information and maps of regulated closures for the Oregon Department of Forestry can be found at the following website: http:// Information and maps of public use restrictions on Deschutes National Forest can be found at the following website: http://www.

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What a great 2016 La Pine 4th of July Celebration!!! It started with the 2016 High Lakes Car Club’s Show & Shine. It was held at La Pine’s beautiful Senior Center on the weekend prior to the 4th of July. What a turn out. There were so many beautiful old cars, rods, trucks and even refurbished old time travel trailers. I was honored to present the Mayor’s Trophy to Ray Mayor Ken Mulenex Kruger of La Pine for his exquisite Green 1938 Ford Sedan. Then, the 4th of July weekend brought on the spectacular Frontier Days Independence Day Celebration, from the great food vendors, to the craft booths, beautiful quilts, art show, some great local area bands, and another great fireworks show. There was something for everyone! Of course, we are not “La Pine” without the “Greatest Little Rodeo” in the state. From the grand entry of the beautiful rodeo queens and princesses, mutton busting, great food and four nights of rodeo that was kicked off with an outstanding rodeo grounds packed-house concert, featuring the group “Lonestar”. It was terrific! I’ve heard many who question the fact that the Rodeo has their music and Frontier Days has their bands and why don’t they join forces and do one music venue? I believe when those who question this really look closer at the two separate events, they will see that the music venue is specific and can’t be combined. I’ve stated many times that any community, and especially small communities, need many things but there are five that can and do make a closer, more informed community. A post office, library, city hall, newspaper and a radio station. I’d like to give kudos to Bill Scally, owner and manager of our local radio station KNCP/KITC for all of the great work he does to keep the station on the air and staffed with a whole group of outstanding radio-show hosts. Over the years, I’ve been on most of them and it’s been fun. While many hosts have been on the air for years, I’d like to give a “high 5” to my fellow San Jose State alumni, Tom Bradler, better known as “Dirt Road Tom” for his 5th year on the air. Atta Boy, Tom!

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At the City Council meeting on July 20th, the Council passed resolutions referring recreational marijuana sales in the City and a 3% sales tax to the City voters at the November General election. The Council also approved a 1.6% cost-of-living increase for City staff. It is very possible the La Pine Branding initiative will finalize and present to the Council a new City Logo at the August 10th Regular Session. The Council will, at the August 10th Regular Session, work on finalizing and approving an agreement with ODOT for the Hwy 97 Streetscape and Transit Center location. They will also have the opportunity to appoint a new Planning Commission member recommended by the Planning Commission at this Regular Session.

United Way of Deschutes County sets $900,000 funding plan for 2016-17 BEND, OR (July 20, 2016) – The United Way of Deschutes County announced today a $904,625 funding plan for 2016-17. The total funding package includes $588,967 to twenty-nine local social service partner agencies. Focusing on the building blocks of opportunity… Education, Health and Financial Stability… approximately $93,000 will be invested in programs that prepare children to learn and succeed in school and life. More than $267,000 will go to programs that help keep people safe and promote healthy lifestyles. Nearly $229,000 will go to provide a helping hand to individuals and families struggling to make ends meet. The remaining $315,658 in contributions goes to a host of other agencies specifically earmarked by donors. “It’s always a challenge to allocate the amount of unrestricted funds available among so many essential programs. This year the challenge was greater than usual”, said Executive Director, Ken Wilhelm. “The annual United Way fund raising campaign closed on June 30th at roughly $150,000 less than the previous year’s achievement. So, unfortunately, we are not in a position to fund partner agency programs at the same level as last year, let alone the level that we would prefer. In the whole we have 28% less in unrestricted funds available for agency partner allocations.” Wilhelm went on to say, “If the results

of the most recent campaign tell us anything it is that we need to move more quickly to a more collective impact model, working collaboratively with other organizations and partners to achieve visible, long term improvement on critical issues affecting the community”.

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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City of La Pine News & Updates City Hall Meetings Public is invited to attend all meetings listed and agenda is posted on the city website. 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 August Meetings:

Public Works Committee Meeting, 8/9/2016, 10 a.m. *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.”

La Pine City Council Positions and Mayor Position Open for November Election

There are two Councilors and one Mayor position available to apply for and voted on at the November general election. You must be a resident of La Pine for at least one year before his or her election and be a registered voter. A candidate may run for only one City office to be voted on at the same election. If you meet these requirements and are interested in contributing to the City you can begin the process of becoming a candidate by visiting City Hall at 16345 Sixth Street between the hours of 9am-5pm, Monday through Friday for application materials. This is a volunteer position, only. If you have any questions you can contact City Hall at 541-536-1432. Deadline for applying to be a candidate for the Council and Mayor positions and submitting all application materials is August 31, 2016.

Applications Being Accepted For Planning Commission Member The City of La Pine is seeking it using one of the following methods applications for a Planning Commission of your choice. Applications will be accepted until position is filled. member. This is a volunteer position. Please apply to City of La Pine, 16345 Member will be required to attend at Sixth Street, P.O. Box 2460, La Pine, OR least one evening meeting per month. The purpose of this Commission is to 97739; Phone: 541-536-1432; Fax #: address land use issues as they come 541-536-1462. before the City, making recommendations for plans regulating the City’s future a division Concept Retail, Inc growth, development and design. You must be a resident of the City to qualify. To apply, please fill out the application, available online at and submit La Pine OR 97739




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Inside City Hall: Meet the New Public Works Manager By Lynette Confer Editor Although not new to La Pine, Jake Obrist is new to his position as La Pine’s Public Works Manager. With over seven years of experience with water and wastewater systems, Obrist was hired for his new position with the City of La Pine on May 16. His experience began years ago in La Pine, when he worked from 2009-2013 for La Pine Sewer and Water District. In 2013, Obrist left La Pine Water and Sewer District as a Certified Level I Water/Sewer Operator for a job with the City of Bend as a Utility Worker for Water and Sewer. “It was my experience in Bend that helped me prepare for this position with the City of La Pine,” Obrist said. “Bend is a Level IV Water/Wastewater system with 23,000 service connections. La Pine is a Level II, with around 700 water and sewer hook ups. We need a Level II Operator here. I was able to gain that experience and certification during my time witht and needs a Certified Level II Operator to be in charge of the City’s system.” After a few years with the City of Bend, Obrist came away with his Level II Certification, which requires at least three years of field experience and study, as well as passing State Board exam. “I loved working for the City of Bend,” Obrist noted. “I gained experience there with that system that prepared me for coming back to La Pine and managing our system here. The system in Bend is large and I got to experience weekly failures with the system, just normal stuff, but it also gave me a great range of experience and opportunities to learn.” Along with management of the City of La Pine’s water and wastewater systems, Obrist is also responsible for streets, signage and storm water drainage, among other things. He noted that he enjoys getting out with his guys and being hands-on, working hard right alongside them. “I like to work, we have a fun crew and get a lot done,” Obrist noted. “I don’t mind getting in there and working hard to get the job done, whatever it may be.” Several projects are on the horizon for the City of La Pine Public Works Department. The first is work that has already begun at Wickiup Junction. “A new sewer lift station, called the Wickiup Lift Station, is underway right now,” Obrist

stated. “The main infrastructure is in now, and the purpose this lift station is to be able to access more capacity for growth in the Cagle and Glenwood areas of the City of La Pine. These areas are already part of the City, we are working to be able to expand water and sewer services out this way.” Obrist noted that this expansion of the City’s water and sewer system is a priority, but one with a $25 million price tag. The other priority is a new Septage Receiving Station. “Our present Septage Receving Station is a safety concern for our guys and for the businesses, like the local septic pumping companies, that utilize it,” Obrist said. “This item is on our City of La Pine Master Plan and a priority.” One thing Obrist takes pride in is the work that continues to improve the Downtown corridor. “It’s nice to see everyone taking more pride in their town,” Obrist said. “That sort of rolls into the work place. I want my guys to take pride in their job, in their job place, then naturally we take pride in all that is around us and learn to take care of it.” photo by Lynette Confer Obrist and his family have called La Pine home for 11 years. His wife grew up in La Pine, and she Jake Obrist, new Public Works Manager for the City of La Pine. and Obrist met in college in La Grande, Oregon. They served as a volunteer coach for South Central Little League, recently purchased their first house and Obrist admits to being excited about this opportunity to work again so close most recently as the Minor’s Softball team coach. He has to home. “I first started here, my goal was always to end up in also served as a volunteer coach for youth soccer, T-ball, as a position like this one and oversee a system like this,” Obrist well as a Varsity Baseball coach at La Pine High School. said. “I love the small town and community atmosphere of La Pine, I love dropping by my daughter’s schools for lunch and just the opportunity to work so close to home.” With an obvious commitment to family, community, youth and A FULL SERVICE TREE COMPANY his new job, Obrist enjoys Certified Arborist • Fuels Appraiser on Staff being outdoors and hunting, • Hazard Tree Removal • Brush Hauling fishing, backpacking. • Ladder Fuel Reduction • Stump Grinding He’s looking forward to • Rake & Haul Debris • Bobcat/Chipping Service an overnight backpacking Licensed, Bonded, & Insured CCB#200545 trip with his family this Bob Otteni & Kyle Otteni FREE ESTIMATES summer. Obrist has also


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Business Spotlight By Florence Neis Contributing Writer and Photographer Retiring from their Salem jobs, Dave and Linda Johnson relocated to La Pine to pursue their love of crafting and to help 35 other local artisans showcase their works, including many items by Larry Thorson of Softwood Creations. La Pine Crafters Mall is located in Aspen Alley (across from Cinco de Mayo Restaurant) and recently hosted an Open House.

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“Put the Shine on La Pine!” An Economic Vitality Roadmap Action Team

La Pine Crafters Mall

During the 2015 Economic Vitality Roadmap process, surveys and interviews revealed a desire by the community to improve the appearance of La Pine. The specific actions the community desired were: • General beautification • Make downtown look like a place where business is done • Unify La Pine’s Landscape There’s no doubt that our community is looking great these days! Businesses such as La Pine Realty, La Pine Signs and others are doing a great job improving their curb appeal. The City of La Pine and ODOT have worked together to install beautiful landscaping, sidewalks and lighting on Highway 97 and there’s more to come. photo by Florence Neis

Dave and Linda Johnson

The Johnsons also chose La Pine as a refuge from the “big city,” seeking the quiet of the countryside and to be near their children who live in Redmond and Prineville. After visiting the area since 1985, Dave and Linda decided La Pine was the place to live. La Pine Crafters Mall is open TuesdayFriday, 9-6, and Saturday, 9-5, and can be found on Facebook as well. photo by Florence Neis

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Take the Pledge!

This part of our work focuses on positive reinforcement and recognition of our community businesses and agencies who present themselves in a way that shows La Pine at its best. November of 2016 will be a “Month of Recognition”. The recognition categories are Best in Façade, Most Attractive Curb Appeal, Best in Improvements and more! Businesses who want to contribute to a positive and attractive image will be asked to sign a pledge based on: • Maintaining & Expanding CurrentEfforts • Encouraging Neighbors • Utilizing Existing Resources Take a look at your business or property - what do your customers see? Ask yourself “What small steps can I take to improve the appearance of my business?” We are asking our business community to join the project by Putting the Shine on La Pine.We are striving to clean up our town and show our local townspeople and visitors that La Pine is a growing and vibrant community! Join us on Facebook at “Put the Shine on La Pine” or visit the Chamber website for more information. You can get the pledge form at: are held the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 5:30 pm. To get involved with the Beautification Team contact: Dennis Scott: 541-213-1143, or email

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Grocery Oulet/Dollar Tree Update

Matt Dickerhoof of Dickerhoof Properties, builders of the new Grocery Outlet and Dollar Tree facility on Hwy 97, said “construction is on schedule.” Shelving is being delivered next week for Dollar Tree which plans to open mid-September. Roofing for the whole structure will be completed late July. Grocery Outlet is due to open in January.

Donation to La Pine Community Center

The La Pine Community Center received a $765.28 donation from the La Pine Ya Ya Sisterhood! This generous donation is designated to purchase educational books for new moms when they bring their baby in for the first time. First-time moms will very much appreciate the support and education the books provide.

The redemption value on containers will increase from 5 cents to 10 cents beginning April 1, 2017

In accordance with Oregon Law, the OLCC was required to evaluate state-wide redemption data for each of the two previous calendar years to determine if the number of beverage containers returned for the refund value was less than 80% of the total number of beverage containers that were sold in Oregon. Because the redemption rates for 2014 and 2015 were below 80%, ORS 459A.705 requires the refun value to increase to 10 cents. As required by law, the refund value will increase to 10 cents beginning April 1, 2017. The OLCC has calculated the statewide redemption rate for the following years: 2012: 70.95% 2013: 70.97% 2014:68.26% 2015: 64.45%. The redemption value on containers will increase from 5 cents to 10 cents beginning April 1, 2017

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August 2016

Why Does My Smoke Detector Chirp? Almost all homes now have smoke detectors in them, and for very good reason, they save lives (and property) by providing early warning of a fire and the deadly products of combustion. However, at some point in time (and as luck will have it - in the middle of the night), the detector will “chirp” every 10 seconds or so. This is a self-check warning indicating that something is not quite correct with the detector and is one of three things: 1. Power. The main power circuit to the detector is off or the battery needs replacement. Note, even in hard wired models, there is a battery back-up. The battery is usually a common alkaline or lithium 9V style.

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2. The detector needs a “dusting”. Over time household dust particles and/or even a small insect, like a spider, can get into the detector. This causes the detector to prematurely (false) alarm and/or go into the problem “chirp” mode. A quick once over with a vacuum cleaner wand fixes this. 3. The detector has failed and needs to be replaced. Smoke detectors senor elements do not last forever. Recent codes now require replacement every ten years. All detectors have a manufacturing date on them. Also, Oregon State law now requires that with every residential real estate and/or rental transaction - the smoke detectors are certified current and new batteries are installed.

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Rhubarb Festival Gives Oakridge Keg & Cask Festival Back to Community

By Candace Gray Contributing Writer

Many La Pine nonprofits benefited from the recent 7th annual Rhubarb Festival produced by L&S Gardens. Several community agencies received free space and utilities from the Festival so that they could sell their wares and support their services. At the Senior Activity Center over 800 volunteer hours resulted in 900 delicious rhubarb pies, which were sold for a net profit of $6,775! Among other community-based photo by Linda Stephenson agencies raising much The Rhu Dog volunteers, Sara Garrett on the left and needed funds during the enjoyable day were La Pine Carolyn Wallace on the right. Community Kitchen, the Lions Club, La Pine Rodeo, Friends of the Library, the VFW, and YaYa Sisterhood which held a large yard sale on site. Linda Stephenson, Rhubarb Festival founder and co-owner of L&S Gardens, remembered that “seven years ago I said to my husband, Sonny, ‘We have the facility, we have the grounds—what can we do to create something fun for the community and at the same time raise some funds for our local nonprofits?’ “ The festival has been growing each year since 2009, both in number of vendors setting up booths, and in participants. Three generations of the Stephenson family joined a large group of volunteers to put on the one-day festival. This year some 3,000 people shopped at the crafts booths, learned about community services, and enjoyed three bands, other musical groups, and the La Pine Line Dancers. The crowd purchased various rhubarbbased food and drink, including Sunriver Brewery’s rhubarb beer and wine. Bonta Gelato, a company from Bend, had a booth for the first time and sold out of their rhubarb-strawberry cold treat early in the day. In the festival’s Food Court people enjoyed “eating for a cause.” Volunteer gourmet cooks from the La Pine, Salem, and Eugene Dutch Oven Clubs created an array of rhubarb-themed meats to try ($2 per ticket for a generous sample) and served full lunches as well. All proceeds from the food court – almost $2,000 – were donated to three La Pine youth groups: the high school wrestling team (to support their participation at upcoming national competition), FBLA (future business leaders of America – to help them attend the state conference) and the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) program at the high school and middle school. photo by Linda Stephenson “Every year, people in the La Pine Senior Center Line Dancers perform. community suggest worthy groups to me,” said Stephenson. “I do some research, listen carefully, and then choose who will share in the contributions from the Festival. And we couldn’t produce this event-- and make money for nonprofit groups-without the support of our sponsors. They provide a variety of in-kind contributions and volunteer efforts, and as well as cash to offset our costs.” This year’s supporting sponsors included Bancorp Insurance, Diamond Bar Ranch, Fish with Gary, Jake Russell Excavation, KITC Radio, La Pine Signs, Little ‘d Technology, S & S Auto, and the Sasquatch Wildfire Team. As Stephenson considers next year’s festival, she is focused on attracting more sponsors and more volunteers. “We need both groups to grow so this community festival can continue,” she said. “And I’m also looking for a creative nonprofit who wants to offer, say, a hamburger booth. The group would keep what they make and it would widen the food choices at the event. “Of course,” Stephenson said with a grin, “any food or drink has to be based on that delicious and versatile vegetable—rhubarb!”

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Line Dancing Class, Mon & Wed, 9-10:30am. 1 45 mind for beginners, 2 45 mind for intermediate. Drop in donation of $2 suggested, but not required. Call Sheila Anderson, instructor, for more info 541-598-4762. New Tai Chi class, Fridays, 10 a.m. Master Franklin, instructor. Four classes only $25. All ages, all levels welcome. Good Posture & Walking Class, Wed, 1-2:30pm. $30 for 6 classes. Learn good posture to reduce pain, breathe better, look and feel better. Learn how to walk correctly to prevent or improve Osteoporosis, “Dowager’s Hump”, hip, knee and foot pain. BINGO at La Pine Senior Center. Just a reminder that Bingo is Monday at 5 p.m. and Tuesday at 1 p.m. Come and join the fun and maybe win a few dollars, meet some new people. All are welcome. Lunch at the La Pine Senior Center. Served Tuesday at 11:45 a.m., Wednesday and Thursday at noon. Please come join us for a good meal and great company. 60+, $3.50; 59 & under, $5.00, Take out, $5. Milk and coffee served with every meal. Check out the La Pine Senior Center website at for more info on activities, events, lunches and more. Also information on becoming a member, benefits to membership and volunteer opportunities. st


courtesy photo 2015 Keg and Cask Festival in Downtown Oakridge, Oregon.

This year the Oakridge Keg & Cask Festival is being held in Uptown Oakridge on Saturday, August 13th, 2016. We will have food, craft vendors, local beer and wine tastings, and a variety of music, including attendees of the local Ukulele Festival. Profits from the event help support the following local organizations: Oakridge Food Box Program, Oakridge/ Westfir Area Chamber of Commerce, Greater Oakridge Area Trail Stewards and Uptown Business and Revitalization Association. With your support, we can continue to grow and improve this event for the benefit of our community! Thank you for your consideration and please contact me if you have any questions, Steve Saxon, Sponsorship Committee Chair 541.782.4094.

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CAN Cancer Golf Tournament La Pine Community Health Center By Lynette Confer Editor Anyone who has had cancer touch their lives understands the burden, the fear and struggle to manage all that comes with a diagnosis for yourself or loved ones. While there are obvious sources to cover medical costs of treatment for cancer, nonmedical costs associated with fighting cancer can be overwhelming for individuals and families. Central Oregon is proud to offer help with such burdens through the CAN Cancer program. “Community Assistance for Neighbors with Cancer”, CAN Cancer, was established in 2008 by Gil, Stu and Corinne Martinez of Wilderness Garbage in cooperation with the Central Oregon Haulers, a group of garbage and disposal companies including Bend Garbage & Recycling, Cascade Disposal, High Country Disposal, Prineville Disposal, and Madras Sanitary Service. “In 2008 our son, Stu, started treatment for cancer and we would hear stories from folks who had to travel from outside the area for treatment. They would travel hours, come in for treatment,

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have to drive back home. Some had to quit their jobs during because of the rigorous treatment schedule,” Martinez stated. “One night while sitting around the dinner table we decided we needed to do something to help these people, these neighbors. We all looked at one another and decided then and there to go to the people we knew best, the garbage haulers.” A few years later, Corinne’s husband, Gil, fought his own battle with cancer. “This just reinforced what we already knew, that there was a real need here in our community,” Martinez stated. According to, “25 percent of those diagnosed with cancer lose their life savings trying to survive it.” Along with the Central Oregon Garbage Haulers, Martinez noted that some of the fi rst garbage haulers to come on board were out of the area, along the coast. Thanks to support across Oregon, CAN Cancer assistance is now offered statewide. Martinez explained that help is available for any non-medical expense associated with fighting cancer, including things like fuel costs, lodging costs, meals and many other things. There are several annual opportunities to help raise money for CAN Cancer efforts. One such event is the upcoming 2nd Annual Pitch In! and Tee Off for Cancer Golf Tournament held at Quail Run Golf Course on Sunday, August 21. Hosted by the Quail Run Ladies Golf Club, all proceeds will go toward the CAN Cancer fund. In 8 years CAN Cancer raised $245,734.00, helping over 750 local families throughout Central Oregon including: Lakeview, Prineville, Bend, Redmond, Sunriver, Madras, Burns, Crooked River Ranch, La Pine, Warm Springs, Canyon City, Powell Butte, Crescent, Black Butte Ranch, Sisters, Gilchrist, Prairie City, Terrebonne, Toledo, and Hines. If you are in need of assistance CAN Cancer provides, contact the St. Charles Cancer Center, Anne Remsen, 541-706-5864. Information is also available on their website at No one is turned away. If you would like to make a donation, visit for more information. All donations are tax deductible.

Expands Locations and Services By Charla DeHate La Pine Community Health Center, Chief Executive Officer

La Pine Community Health Center has been at the corner of 1st Street and Huntington Road since June, 2009! As a Federally Qualified Community Health Center, the LCHC staff provide so much more than just medical care. They work collaboratively with other health care professionals to provide the services our community members need. Over time, they have learned what works and what does not work to meet the needs of the communities they serve. The past year, LCHC expanded to include additional locations that have furthered the convenience to receive primary health care services for the members of the communities in South Deschutes, North Klamath and North Lake Counties. The staff at the sites located in La Pine, Gilchrist, Sunriver and Christmas Valley are dedicated to offering exceptional healthcare for every age. As a community health center, LCHC has additional services along with innovative, modern health care provided by committed doctors, nurse practitioners and physician assistants that is collaborative with other health care service providers. Some of the services they provide are: • Primary/Family Care (including pediatric and geriatic) • OB Care • Immediate/Walk-In care • Radiology (X-Ray) services • Lab Services by St. Charles In addition LCHC Offers: - Discounted fee/sliding scale program for those who are uninsured or

underinsured - Medicaid (OHP) along with staff to assist you to enroll - Medicare—No Annual Deductible - Referrals for specialty services - Outreach for services other than medical - Nurse Case Managers for education of chronic medical conditions; diabetes and nutrition - Food Voucher program - Transportation assistance - Dental Voucher program - Assistance with free or discounted medications - Patient access to their electronic medical charts Visiting Specialty Care: St. Charles Cardiology and echocardiograms BMC Cardiology and echocardiograms The Center Orthopedics NW Footcare podiatry St. Charles Oncology The team at La pine Community Health Center is committed to providing high quality health care services with an innovative, friendly spirit. Join them for their annual Open House as they honor National Community Health Center Week! This is the opportunity to meet the staff, tour the La Pine facility and learn more about what they have to offer. The open house will be on Wednesday, August 10th from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm.

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Oregon Grape - State Coop and Garden Day Coming Up Flower of Oregon By Candace Gray Contributing Writer

By Linda Stephenson the Newberry Gardener The state flower of Oregon looks like holly and grows throughout much of the Cascadia. Anyone who spends time in the woods from Northern California up through British Columbia is familiar with its prickly green leaves, bright yellow spring blooms, and the tart berries that form in clusters in summer. It’s not exactly trail food. Pick a few berries on a hike and you’ll experience a lippuckering flavor that gives a new meaning to the term sour grapes. But tame it with sugar and you’ve got a whole realm of culinary possibilities. Oregon-grape is not a true grape. Though it’s dark blue berries hang in grape like clusters, that’s where the comparison ends. The various species or Oregongrape are also known for their medicinal qualities. The two species commonly found in central Oregon forests and landscapes are the tall Oregon-grape (Mahonia aquifolium) and low growing Oregon-grape (Mahonia photo by Donna Confer nervosa). These varieties are very hardy, stay evergreen throughout the year and the deer don’t seem to find them Oregon Grape, with berries ripe for picking and making a flavorful jam. especially tasteful. Both varieties are part of the Berberis genus, which includes a variety of species commonly called barberries and which are renowned for containing berberine, a compound with cancer fighting and anti-depressant properties, among other medicinal benefits. I love to experiment with native, edible berries in my jam and jelly making. Yes, Oregon grape makes a very flavorful jam. I picked five pounds or so from a patch in the Cascades last week. I see lots of this shrub around homes throughout central Oregon. To make Oregon grape jam I recommend you wear gloves when harvesting and pick a good quantity of the berries. Use containers and utensils that won’t stain. Wash the berries and remove any large stems or other leafy debris. Put the berries in a stainless steel pot and add just enough water so that the berries are barely covered. Boil for 5 minutes until soft, run through a food mill in batches. The food mill should separate the juice and pulp from the skins and seeds. My measurements: 5 cups Oregon grape juice and pulp 4½ cups sugar Juice of 1 lemon (optional) 1 oz. powdered pectin Follow instructions on the Pectin label for processing in a hot water canning bath. Yield: 3½ pints photo by Linda Stephenson While Oregon grape preserves look and taste a lot like Beautiful jar of Oregon grape jam your standard grape jam, the flavor is more complex and from locally grown berries. full bodied.

Vicki’s Blue Ribbon Apple Pie By Vicki Mulenex Contributing Writer

Get motivated! Be inspired! No matter what you’ve heard about growing fruits and vegetables in our “weather-rich” part of Central Oregon, some of your neighbors are experts and eager to share their experience. Other local residents have perfected raising chickens, as well as ducks and rabbits. Explore the 13 area homesteads and businesses listed in the $10 booklet (admission for a carload is included – as well as a raffle ticket). Booklets are sold at shops and stores throughout our community. You can also purchase a first-ever cloth bag ($5) adorned by Sandy Jones-White’s charming rooster graphic, just waiting to be colored! You may well need the handy bag – some host homes will be selling homemade / homegrown specialties. If you want to enlarge your contribution to the local agencies that will benefit from this all-volunteer educational event, buy a $40 tour bus ticket and leave the driving to the SHARC (Sunriver Homeowners Aquatic and Recreation Center). They are donating a 20-seat bus and driver for the day, which will start at ReSTORE for breakfast and then go on to each of the sites. Folks who want to make their tour especially relaxing will also receive a fun goodie on the bus. Tickets are available at ReSTORE Monday-Saturday (9:30am -5pm). Get yours before they sell out! Three La Pine nonprofits will benefit from the money generated from the one-day event: the ReSTORE (enjoy coffee and donuts from 8:30-10:30am); the La Pine Community Kitchen (serving a special Saturday healthy lunch, $5 donation, from 11:30am-1pm), and the Little Deschutes Grange (enjoy free homemade desserts from 3-5pm. Four local, custom-made raffle prizes will be drawn at 4 – no need to be present to win!) “We have five brand new hosts this year, “said Pam Cosmo, a founding member of the event. “One of them, Dan Baily, is having remarkable success raising a variety of berries and several nut and fruit trees—in the ground!” Another stop is the Community Kitchen, where Pam and her

husband Pat Murphy donated several years’ worth of rabbit and chicken compost this spring. Spearheaded by Darlene McDonnell, volunteers then used many donated vegetable plants and many hours of work to create a high volume plot. The Community Kitchen staff, volunteers, and clients are enjoying the bounty. “The garden supplements the meals we serve to area residents in need,” said Kim Hafermalz, executive director of the agency, and co-chair of this year’s endeavor with Deschutes County Commissioner Tony DeBone. Tour participants need to know that there are no restrooms available at any of the home host sites. Arrive at your first home of this self-guided tour (you can visit just the homes you’re most interested in – or tour them all in no particular order) after 9am. The last stop’s visit should start by 2:45pm at the latest. This is the 6th annual Coop and Garden tour. The 2015 event brought in $2,669 for the beneficiaries. “We want to top $3,000 this year so each of the beneficiaries can count on a minimum of $1,000 to support their mission,” said “Kim from the Kitchen.” Area residents who participate come away with new knowledge and renewed enthusiasm. You can grow fruits and veggies in our area of Central Oregon! You can raise happy, productive chickens and other animals! More details about the event are at www.

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When I heard about La Pine Frontier Days Apple Pie Contest (Baked & Beverage), I decided to do my old family Apple Pie recipe and enter. Many people have said that it is great, but I was still surprised when I was told it had won the Blue Ribbon. It’s pretty simple and I would like to share it with everyone and hope you enjoy it as much as our family does.

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Vicki’s Apple Pie Pastry for 2-crust 9” pie 6-7 tart apples, pared, cored and thinly sliced 3/4 cup sugar 2 tablespoons tapioca 1 teaspoon cinnamon Dash salt 2 tablespoons butter Combine sugar, tapioca, cinnamon and salt. Mixed with apples. Line 9” pie plate with pastry; fill with apple mixture. Dot with butter. Adjust top pastry, cutting slits for steam escape. Sprinkle with sugar. Bake at 400ᵒ for 55 to 60 minutes.

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La Pine Rodeo had four action filled days over the 4th of July starting with our Concert on Friday July 1st bringing Lone Star into La Pine. The evening started with Nashville recording artist Brian McComas’ followed by Lone Star who brought the house down. They played all the great songs but when they got to “Amazed” a good friend Chris Osage had @2016 ValentinoMoon Photography worked with us to do his Proposal to his girlfriend. I think there were few dry eyes La Pine Rodeo Association President, Candy in the crowd after that, and she said yes!! Yow, carrying the Honor Flag at the July 4 Rodeo. Lone Star stepped it up again and played for an additional 30 minutes after the Encore. What a great evening with friends, great music, a beautiful sunset what more could anyone ask for. Saturday July 2nd brought us our Buck & Boom night, a fun filled night of rough stock riding. This night was dedicated to the memory of Ed Herman, a stock contractor we have used the past few years. We brought in a few new acts this year and they were a hit. We started with 1 section of Senior Bull riding, bringing in the big boys to set the mark. The bulls were leading 5-1 after the first section. Then we brought in our Jn. Pony bareback riding for the little kids, followed by Pee-Wee pony bareback riding. Between smiles, cheers and some tears they all walked back feeling much more like a real cowboy after it was over. Just when you thought the little ones couldn’t do any more we brought in our MiniBulls, full grown bulls the size of a Shetland pony!! This is newest hit to Rodeo and 2-Bucks Rodeo brought us some good ones! What a great event, we will definitely keep this one in our rodeo! But the action was not over yet, Jr Bulls put on quite a @2016 ValentinoMoon Photography show with only a couple qualified rides, then off to our second section La Pine Rodeo 2016 was a huge success for all those of Sn Bulls. When the dust cleared who attended, competed and volunteered. the bulls were winning, only 1 qualified ride in the Sn. Bulls and 2 in the Jr Bulls and 1st place in both went to the same guy!!! This lucky cowboy ended up with 3 buckles, all the money and a rifle!!!! Well worth coming to La Pine Buck & Boom for him, congrats! This all followed up with After Party with Brian McComas. Well that might have you feeling tired but we have two days to go yet. Sunday was our NPRA Rodeo and CAN Cancer Night, Claude and Mitchel Rickman brought in some awesome stock and it was action packed. The stands were full for the rodeo as well as the 50-50 raffle to help with CAN Cancer, when it was all over the winner would have won $1,340.00, but he gave it back to CAN Cancer with Bud Kendall matching it. What a great evening of doing good fighting cancer as well as having an incredible rodeo, followed once again by After Party with Brian McComas. Monday July 4th brought Parade in the morning, and rodeo action again at 5 pm, starting with Mutton Bustin. These little ones bring the house down as they ride the sheep, then march in front of the crowd showing off their buckles they win. The stands were full as we started our Grand Entry, tonight honoring our Veterans. Shawna Gardner from the La Pine Rodeo Board sang the National Anthem. We had veterans, ROTC, and County dignitaries in the arena also. What a beautiful tribute to all who have served our great Nation past and present, as well as those who paid the ultimate Sacrifice. La Pine Rodeo President carried an Honor Flag that has all the names of those we have lost just in the last war, humbling is what it is to read all those names and its just in one war. Makes you appreciate what our Service men and women have given us. La Pine Rodeo Queen Mickayla McKelvie and Princess Charissa Bates carried the American & Oregon State flag, as the arena cleared, hats were put back on and tears dried, Rodeo Announcer Kedo Olsen stated “Lets Rodeo”. And so we did, another great year of rodeo, friends, sunny weather and action packed fun, leaves us wondering how we can make it even bigger and better next year. Thanks to all the La Pine Rodeo Board for their hard work and sacrifice this year to put on a great @2016 ValentinoMoon Photography weekend for all of La Pine and South Volunteers for La Pine Rodeo Association honor the Deschutes County, it was well worth American Flag as it is carried by before Rodeo begins. the efforts!

The 8th annual Native Village Cultural Encampment will be held August 18-22 at the Deschutes River Campground at the base of Mt. Bachelor. The event is intended to provide a Native American cultural experience as a means for healing. Experts will offer seminars on several skills vital to the Native American way of life including weaving, making and using a medicine bag, drumming, storytelling and history lessons. Nakima Geimausaddle is currently the Celebrating Traditions secretary based in Fort Still, Oklahoma. She is the originator of Native Village which first began in La Pine in 2008 and has since expanded to a nationwide program. Ms. Geimausaddle returns to her home town of La Pine each year to work with fellow veterans at the event. Geimausaddle is Titonwan Lakhota, Odawa and Sicilian. Geimausaddle explained that the event began as a way of sharing Native American traditions to help US Veterans cope with the traumas of their service. “Our family is made up of nearly all veterans. My father, my brother, myself, all 3 of my children, 29 first cousins, and 4 out of 8 of my husband’s brothers. Nearly all of us are combat veterans enduring various forms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. The drugs and counseling offered by VA was not curing the problems for any of us so we joined together and returned to our Native American Traditions. You never heard of Natives having PTSD and the reason for that is we talk about what happened in war. We re-enacted feats of valor and we honor veterans at every powwow in appreciation for their service,” Geimausaddle said. Geimausaddle served in the US Army, National Guard and Army Reserves for over 18 years between 1981 and 2000. “As we began to help others, we found that it helped ourselves as well. We come back to La Pine each year to host the annual event, but now we are helping veterans coming home from combat at Fort Sill, OK; Sheppard Air Force Base, TX, and Whiteman Air Force Base, MO. All this from the humble beginnings in La Pine,” Geimausaddle said. There are many elements to the event which is designed toward a healing process based in Native American traditions. “For returning veterans, they will be


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taking the things they have learned from previous encampments and using that knowledge to help the new veterans and their families attending,” Geimausaddle said. Geimausaddle explained the itinerary for the program. “The first phase of the program will be to take our veterans and family members out into the forest and using our permits we will harvest Lodge Pole Pine for the tipis. Second phase we will use our permits to gather sweat lodge rock. Third phase will be a public seminar hosted at the American Legion Campsites where our veterans will teach attendees how to erect a 20’ tipi, explain how the tipi was used and transported, and answer questions pertaining to how several tipis would serve as a home for a family. In addition, we will set up our traditional powwow drum, and offer the audience an opportunity to sit at a powwow drum and learn real powwow drumbeats,” Geimausaddle said. Veterans will be coming to La Pine from Florida, Oklahoma, Washington, Michigan and Arizona. The event is dependent upon volunteer assistance with 53 volunteers in Oregon and 184 nationwide. Walter Albuschie is a Veteran, member of American Legion Post #45 in La Pine and a volunteer for Native Village. “The general public is welcome to come. You don’t have to go to war to have a problem dealing with situations. We are open to everybody and want people to have a place to go and heal. It is a place where people can feel comfortable,” Albuschie said. Volunteers like Albuschie have been hard at work fundraising, obtaining permits and securing campsites in preparation for the program. A benefit Bingo fundraiser including a Frybread and Comanche Meat Pie sale will be held with the intent to ease travel expenses for the veterans attending the encampment and to raise funds for the La Pine American Legion Post #45. There will be over $2,000 in prizes and everyone is welcome to attend. The event is being hosted by a non-profit organization called Celebrating Traditions: Native American Arts and Cultures, Inc. and the Crossed Arrow Society Program. Cohosts include La Pine American Legion Post #45, Bend Fort Rock Ranger District and Cascade Timber. To register or get more information about the event please call 541-536-5933.

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By: Phil Fischer Sunriver Angler’s Fly Tying Corner

Photo by Jen Plant In the picture: Back row, left to right - Coach Tim Plant, Jacob Wallis, Alex Price, Ethan Hirshon, Manager Dan Wallis, Alex Farnsworth, Adam Plant, Riley Pinckney, and Coach Ross Farnsworth. Front row, left to right - Noah Hutchison, Aaron Neuroth, Oscar Steffens, Bryce Coble, and Dylan Westbrook. Not pictured is Jacob O’Ryan.

Sometimes you have to try different approaches to catch fish. One of my often successful alternatives during warm summer days, when the fish move to deeper waters, is to suspend a balanced leech under an indicator. A regular leech pattern hangs in a lifeless looking manner. But the unique nature of a balanced leech makes the fly look more lifelike and results in more takes. Leeches are a very sizeable portion of a trout’s diet throughout most of the season. courtesy photo They present themselves in an undulating The Author with a nice Brown Trout from swimming motion near weedbeds and other Wickiup Reservoir on a Cinnamon Leech subsurface locations, often pausing this pattern. motion for extended periods. Opportunistic trout prey willingly on this food source. An angler can easily imitate this undulating motion by taking short strips of a balanced leech pattern under an indicator, with pauses in between strips. Stopping the movement periodically is often when a trout takes. Experiment with depth and speed variation in your retrieve to find out what the trout want on a particular day. If the wind is creating nice ripples on the water, the up and down motion from the indicator also creates a perfect swimming motion. Leeches account for some of the larger fish I land each year! Balanced Cinnamon Leech - Materials List: Hook: Mustad 32833BLN Jig Hook, Size 10 or similar Thread: Tobacco Brown, 70 Denier Tail: Marabou in Dark Brown or Rust and UV Krystal Flash Fibers in Root Beer or Peacock Body: Euroseal Dubbing Blend of Dark Olive, Brown, Rust and Canadian Leech (25% of Each) Head: Size 7/64 or 1/8 Bead Placed on a Straight Pin

The South Central Little League (LaPine) Junior’s baseball team went undefeated in the District 5 All Stars tournament in Prineville. Many of the young men on this team have played together year after year and it shows in their confidence level on the field. The team then went to Salem to compete Experiment with this pattern when the fish demand you work a little deeper during warm in the State tournament and, with a 3-2 record, took 2nd place in the state summer days. It is an excellent pattern to fish over structure, such as on the “Hump” at East of Oregon, Lake. Try different color variations and sizes with this pattern. Olive, tan, brown and black all losing twice produce fish. If you have questions or would like additional information about the Balanced to LaGrande Cinnamon Leech pattern, please don’t hesitate to email me. Or if you have suggestions on and winning future patterns to feature in this column, I welcome your input. I can be reached at Philfischer@ DOLL HOUSES, HOBBY SHOP, & FAMILY BOUTIQUE against the Tying instructions and steps are being published in video form, and can be found on the South Salem, Sunriver Anglers Facebook page at, or at the Centennial, 16487 Bluewood Place following YouTube URL: and Beaverton/ Suite 1, La Pine Aloha teams. store: 541-536-6199 Congratulations direct: 541-280-7206 Robert & Shirley Kindell boys and way LA PINE & SUNRIVER LIONS Sunday email: to represent our September 18, 2016 SCRAMBLE FOR SIGHT & HEARING FaceBook: Thatonethingfamily town well! 10:00 am Shotgun start

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Sunriver Art Faire For the 7th year, the Sunriver Women’s Club will be sponsoring the Annual Art Faire on August 12, 13 and 14, with over 70 artist booths exhibiting art in 10 different mediums: ceramics, glass, jewelry, painting, photography, sculpture, textiles, woodworking and mixed media. This large variety will present shoppers with many opportunities to purchase wonderful pieces for themselves, as well as gifts for family and friends. According to Lee Haroun, Artist Liaison for the Sunriver Art Faire, “The word about the Sunriver Art Faire has spread throughout the art community, both locally and nationally. This year, we will be welcoming 29 artists new to the faire. The artists are coming from near and far, the furthest away being artists from Texas, Minnesota, and Kentucky, who will show their works in photography, painting, and metal sculpture. Of course, we are also looking forward to seeing our

local northwest artists who apply to attend the Sunriver Art Faire because they love the venue and our support for philanthropic efforts. The Sunriver Women's Club does its best to make the faire a wonderful experience for both the artists and the attendees. As one of the artists who has participated in the Faire for several years tells us, "I do 9 shows a year – yours is my favorite. You take such good care of us." While browsing the artist booths, attendees can also enjoy professional entertainment on the stage, including music in jazz, country, classic rock, swing and easy listening. After grabbing dinner at one of the many local restaurants, Street Dances on both Friday and Saturday night will provide a great finish to a day of art and entertainment! For additional information and schedule:

Classical Pianist To Visit Central Oregon SUNRIVER, ORE – Don’t have time to take in performances of the National Symphony Orchestra (Washington D.C.), the Colorado Symphony, the Utah Symphony, or the Oregon Symphony? Don’t worry, just take a short drive to Sunriver and listen to world-renowned pianist William Wolfram kick off the 39th edition of the Sunriver Music Festival on Sunday, August 7th. Highly sought after for his breathtaking performances of the music of Beethoven, William Wolfram has appeared with all of these orchestras and numerous others around the world. Winner of the silver medalist at both the William Kapell and the Naumburg International Piano Competitions and the bronze medalist at the prestigious Tchaikovsky Piano Competition in Moscow, he is bringing his considerable talent to Central Oregon for two special performances. “Bringing world-class talent like William Wolfram to our area is why we’ve earned the reputation of being Central Oregon’s professional classical music experience,” explains Pam Beezley, Executive Director of the Festival. “We are thrilled to showcase William’s awesome talent in two performances – one with the Festival Orchestra and a second performance with our Festival Concertmaster Steven Moeckel.” CLASSICAL CONCERT I - Sunday, August 7th 7:30 p.m., Sunriver Resort’s Great Hall. Pianist Wolfram will lead off this year’s Festival series with a performance of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 1. The world-class Sunriver Festival Orchestra will also perform Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6 Pastorale and Dvorak’s In Nature’s Realm. PIANO & VIOLIN SOLO CONCERT - Tuesday, August 9th, 7:30 p.m., Sunriver Resort’s Great Hall. Wolfram returns in a stunning collaboration with violinist and Concertmaster Steven Moeckel performing Liszt’s Dante Sonata for Piano, Franck’s Sonata in A Major for Violin and Piano, and Beethoven’s Sonata No. 9 for Violin and Piano (also known as the Kreutzer). Violinist Steven Moeckel’s uncanny ability to capture the very essence of a work has been hailed by critics worldwide. As concerto soloist, recitalist and chamber musician, his ability to engage audiences in an astounding range of repertoire distinguishes him as one of the most versatile young musicians of today. BONUS: PIANO MASTER CLASS – Monday, August 8th 6:00 p.m., Sunriver Resort’s Great Hall. The class is free and open to the public. Pianist William Wolfram will instruct a piano master class for �ive advanced piano students. “For nearly four decades, the Festival has supported educational opportunities for youth and this will be a special opportunity to share in the magic of the next generation learning from a master,” adds Beezley. As educator and teacher, Wolfram is a long-standing member of the piano faculty of the Eastern Music Festival in North Carolina, and a regularly featured guest at the Colorado College Music Festival in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He also teaches a performance class at the acclaimed Manhattan School of Music. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit, email us (tickets@ or call the Festival Ticket Office at 541-593-9310.

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Sunriver Stars Community Theater is pleased to announce their Fall Season Opener, 'Give My Regards To Broadway'. The star spangled musical, directed by Cheri Redgrave, assembles chorus members both past and present for the last production at an old Broadway theater. The producer is struggling to find funds for the final show until he suddenly receives a mystery check. Mary, an aspiring young actress, shows up looking for her big break. Trixie tries to rekindle her romance with The Doorman, who spends too much time at the track. Gangsters show up asking for information. Where did the money come from? Was it Mona, the famous actress who once broke into fame at the old theater? Perhaps it was Betty, the Southern Belle or Eydie, the long suffering piano player? The George M. Cohan musical will feature a live band, a first for The Stars! Crowd pleasing hits include 'Give My Regards To Broadway, Yankee Doodle Dandy, and You're A Grand Old Flag'. Song, dance and a stellar cast of local talent align to make for a memorable night (or day) of theater! The show will run September 30th, October 1st and October 2nd, 2016 at SHARC.To purchase tickets or find our more information please visit www.sunriverstars. org


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Everyone is invited to an Organizational Meeting to discuss the formation of a Community Theater group in La Pine. Are you interested in Performing Arts? Singing? Dancing? Acting? No experience necessary. Benefits of establishing a Community Theater will benefit La Pine in a variety of ways. At the present, La Pine, lacks any viable entertainment in the evening hours, such as a Cinema, or Theater. The Benefits Involve local teens and adults in a positive cultural direction. Provide entertainment in the evenings and weekends through the summer. A season being May through September; The possibility of children’ s theater on Saturday Afternoons. The possibility of drawing surrounding communities and tourist; Please B U I community. LT T O A H I G H E R S TA N D A R D consider these benefits to our growing The fi rst organizational and informational Gordan Pickering - D.V.M. meeting regarding a Community Theater Julee Pickering - D.V.M. Workshop will be held on Saturday, August 27 at Lani Voyles D.V.M. 1 p.m. at the La Pine Library Meeting Room. For more information, email or call 541-536B U I LT T O A H I G H E R S TA N D A R D 8068 and leave a message with your name and phone number. Hope to see you all there.




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reason to slow down and stop in La Pine. meetings and events, as well as keeping myself informed and available to learn about all the According to Sharma, Gordy’s is a “cream puff ” of a business. “The staff here is great. issues that come up for decisions before City Council.” They all know their jobs and their responsibilities. They are nice when people come through “This has been a very difficult decision,” Mulenex stated. “Vicki and I have our hearts here the door,” Sharma stated. “I have no plans to change anything with the staff.” in La Pine. It’s a community we have come to know and love. We have lived in La Pine for almost Each truck stop owned by OSG Freight Lines has similar goals, to provide a comfortable 22 years and those years have brought forth some of the best times of our lives. The people, place for truckers to stop, get off the road and relax. In each location, their goal is to provide tempo, natural beauty, and “can-do” attitude of those who live here is almost indescribable.” a home-cooked meal. “Gordy’s has that already and I don’t need to do much to the restaurant other than some updates to the building,” Sharma noted. But, although a difficult decision, Mulenex also admits he feels very good about the However, there are big changes in the works for the property, both near the restaurant and decision. “I feel great, like a load has been taken off my shoulders, as I’m sure Vicki does! We closer to the truck stop. “The first thing I have planned, in the next weeks, is to put in new gas will finally have time to get to all those things on our bucket list that we haven’t had time for.” pumps at the truck stop for passenger vehicles,” Sharma stated. “This will keep diesel and Their plans include travel, with a starting goal to visiting all the National Parks in the U.S. and truckers’ fueling stations separate.” possibly traversing along the southern coast and on up the East Coast. Mulenex also remarked Next, Sharma explained his vision for Gordy’s moving into the next 18-22 months. “My they would like to travel outside the country, to include returning to Japan, where they were plans for Gordy’s is a 150-room hotel, complete with a banquet room that will be available for married over 47 years ago. rentals for parties, weddings, things like that,” he said. The hotel will be built on the property Most importantly though, Mulenex repeatedly mentioned an important factor in his to the north of the existing truck stop, an 8-acre parcel. “We will also be adding on to the truck decision…much needed time to enjoy his family and watch them grow. “We like to travel, visit stop, going from 3,000 square feet to 9,000 square feet. We plan to build a mezzanine, complete with steam showers, Jacuzzi and sauna for the truckers so that they can relax before they go on with our daughters and their families. In January we will most likely start out by heading down their way.” This upper floor will also offer a TV room, as well as offices for Gordy’s managers. to California to visit everyone,” he said. In addition to adding the upper floor, Sharma plans to add to the retail space on the ground With the time he has left in office, Mulenex explained he plans to work hard to bring about level. As a 24-hour store, Sharma wants to offer more variety for anyone in La Pine, or those an Arts Commission or Arts Organization like LED in La Pine. “I believe one of the missing passing through. He also plans to offer apparel. “I want my customers to know that I buy in pieces to the quality of life in La Pine and its greater community is the Arts, in all of its forms. bulk,” Sharma said. “I pass off those savings to customers, always.” Look at all of the cities and communities in Central Oregon, they abound with all forms of art There are also plans to build three stand-alone buildings along the north side of the Gordy’s and artists. If we don’t move ahead with this, then we are missing an opportunity to really serve restaurant, with three more stand-alone buildings being built near the new hotel. “I plan to bring not only our current citizens, but our children who tend to grow up and leave.” national food chains for people staying in La Pine,” Sharma stated. “I want to offer a variety, a Mulenex plans to focus time and energy helping to get an Arts Commission or Organization, donut shop, coffee shop, pizza, fast food and health food. We are not certain now exactly which franchises will come on board here, but we are in the planning stages and looking at project supported by the City in some capacity, started up in La Pine. “What we need to do first is lay blue prints, licenses.” out the structure for an organization like this, then reach out to the community to determine When asked how he thinks new construction and business will affect local businesses, what the Arts in La Pine are going to look like.” Sharma stated, “I want people to know I’m not hurting local shops. Anything I do here will When asked what his vision for La Pine’s future might be, Mulenex responded, “In 10-15 bring new business for La Pine. It will give people a reason to get off the highway, stop, talk to years I see La Pine as a south county economic hub, with so many of the amenities that are the locals working at Gordy’s and they can find out more of what La Pine offers. We are giving currently missing. La Pine has a great industrial park and plenty of available spaces for our them a reason to stop, learn more and stay longer.” LED Group to help bring traded-sector business, with family-wage jobs to La Pine. There “If I bring in some kind of change, like new businesses, it will increase visibility for La will be new restaurants, motels and new businesses to Pine,” Sharma continued. “Someone driving through on the support a large growth in tourism. With urban renewal highway, they will see a local franchise they recognize and will stop.” there will be a remaking of the downtown core and The price tag for the projects planned for the Gordy’s other areas that need it. It will give the City a new face, property is $10-12 million. Sharma expects his planned with plenty of small town feel.” projects to create 80-100 new jobs for locals. Between the He further stated, “I’m very proud of the part I restaurant and truck stop, Gordy’s currently employs about have had the opportunity to play during my tenure as 60 people. Mayor and where the city is now. But I don’t believe Sharma will maintain an office at Gordy’s, but his office that La Pine would be anywhere near what it is now headquarters will be located in Bend on SW Colorado Ave. and the great future that it has, if it wasn’t for the 6 This will allow easier access for meetings and supervision years of guidance by our Interim City Manager, Rick of projects in other areas of the state, along the West Coast, Northern California, Wyoming and Utah. Allen. He has been the key to all of our successes and “I just moved my whole family to Bend,” Sharma said. movement forward as Oregon’s newest City.” “My wife, my two kids, we all love it here,” said Sharma. As his term as Mayor ends January 1, 2017, “We are not moving from here, we are here for the rest of Mulenex noted that his community involvement our life.” Sharma went on to explain how much he loves what will not end. “I’ve only recently decided not to run he does. He enjoys the face-to-face contact with customers and haven’t had time to consider what kind of role I and enjoys seeing the same faces return repeatedly. “It means could play moving forward.” Mulenex also said he we are doing something right,” he said. “It’s about building would like to thank all of his friends, his supporters, relationships.” the numerous community organizations, his Council “My uncle, he is still involved with the business in India  and my cousins and I report back to him,” Sharma explained. partners, and the City staff for all that they, too, have “My uncle always told us not to go to the U.S. and forget our contributed to La Pine’s success.  roots, to remember to treat everyone with respect and really The position of Mayor and two City Council seats see their humanity. He told us to put people first, not business. are up for election this coming November. Mulenex’s  If we put humanity first, business will follow.” term will conclude on January 1, 2017. Sharma has not forgotten the lesson, it seems. “The first Deadline for candidates who wish to file with thing I always tell my cashiers is, if a trucker comes in after  County Elections Official to run for office of Mayor 8-10 hours on the road and they want to talk, talk to them, “For I know the Plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to or City Council is August 30. Deadline to file treat them kindly.” Success will follow relationships built on prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11 Candidate Statements with County Elections Official honesty and humanity. It could be that Gordon Wayne Wanek might be proud for inclusion in county voters’ pamphlet is September Special Meetings with Bill & Karen Pierce to have his beloved Gordy’s Truck Stop in the hands of a 1. For more information, visit the Deschutes County Starting August 21st—Sunday 6:00pm company whose focus is on building relationships, being kind Clerk’s website at or call Monday—Friday 7:00pm to others, all with the best of intentions for the community of the Deschutes County Clerk’s Office at (541) 388La Pine. 6547 (Elections), (541) 388-6549 (Recording); email at Crosspoint Church 51491 Morson Street 541-536-2940

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La Pine Bingo at La Pine Senior Activity Center. Monday nights. Tuesday at 12:45pm. Open to the public. For more info, call 541-536-6237. Bingo at La Pine American Legion. Every Thursday at American Legion on Drafter Rd. Ticket sales 4:30pm, first game 5:45pm. Open to the public. For more info, call 541-536-1402. Toastmasters – Every Tuesday, 8am-9am. Gordy’s Truck Stop Restaurant. Sat, 8/13, Annual La Pine Coop and Garden Tour is set for today. Ticket Books are available at the Chamber or- Call Kim at 541-536-1312 for more information. Ticket tour books available TBA Tues, 8/16, 5:30-7:30pm LPRD Board Meeting 5:30 at the LPCC Work Session with General Session to follow Agenda is posted outside the building for public notice. Fri, 8/19, 7:30-9:00 am Chamber breakfast at the Senior Center 7:30-9 Am Call RSVP to Chamber. Sat, 8/20, 5-9pm. South County Boil Fundraiser for the HUB at LPRD. Caldera Springs hosts a Low Country Boil for donors at the beautiful Caldera Springs Gazebo. Tickets for the event are on sale at Park and Rec. Join us for a fabulous evening of incredible food and fantastic friends. Fri, 8/12, from 7-10pm, Discover Your Forest will play host to hundreds of guests at their annual Stars Over Newberry Fundraiser. The event will take place at Lava Butte in the Newberry National Monument and will feature stargazing, live music, a silent auction, fabulous local beer, wine and cuisine. This year’s festival will coincide with the height of the Perseid Meteor Showers, giving visitors an unparalleled vista of the night sky. In addition, experts from the Oregon Observatory will be on hand lead guests through the night skies. For tickets and/or additional information go to: www. Sun, 8/21, 7:30am registration begins. La Pine Rodeo Assoc. Play Day. La Pine Rodeo Grounds. Wed, 8/24, 5pm. The Sunriver Anglers Summer Picnic, featuring a Tri-Tip Picnic Dinner, will be held at the Fall River Fish Hatchery. Simply bring your own chair and adult beverages and everything else will be provided. Everyone is invited including friends, relatives, dogs and neighbors. A correct change donation of $10 per person is requested. Please RSVP by August 15th by emailing to Jerry Hubbard at: or call 541-3909798. Sunriver Sunriver Nature Center: Summer Hours: Open daily: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. The following Summer Programming Schedule runs through Labor Day. Mondays: 9-10am, Coffee with a Naturalist; 10-10:30am, Free Guided Trail Tour; Tuesdays: 10-10:30am, Free Guided Trail Tour; Wednesdays: 10am-noon, Kids Camp (ages 4-10); Thursdays: 10am-noon, Kids Camp (ages 4-10); 2-3:30pm, Pond Discovery at the Cove, Sunriver Resort; Fridays: 10am-noon, Kids Camp (ages 4-10); Saturdays: 8:30-10:30am, Free Bird Walk; Sundays: 7:30-8:30am: Free Bird Walk at Old Mill District, Bend. is For more info, call 541-593-4394 or go to Oregon Observatory: The following Summer Programming Runs through Labor Day. Tues-Sun: Evening Viewings, 9-11pm. Daily: Solar Viewing, 11am-2pm daily, Free. Wed-Fri: Kids Classes, 10:30am to 12:30 pm. Wednesday Pizza Night: 8-11pm. Saturday NASA Movie Night: 8pm, Panini’s Pizza. For more info, call 514-593-4394 or go to: www.

includes over 65 juried artists, professional entertainers. children’s art and activity center and a Friday and Saturday night street dance. All proceeds from the event benefit the needs of others, education and the arts in South Deschutes County. For an exact schedule and additional Faire information visit: www. Fri, Aug 19, 6-9pm, The Temptations, the multiple Grammy-award winning rhythm and soul vocal group, will perform at SHARC’s John Gray Amphitheater. General Admission tickets are $40 and are available at: www.bendticket. com Sunriver owners can purchase one $35 ticket with their 2016 Member Preference ID card by calling 541-585-3147. Fri, 8/19, 4-6pm, The La Pine Community Health Center invites you to their open house at their new location in the Sunriver Business Park (56881 Enterprises Drive: Across the street from Three Rivers School). Meet the staff and enjoy an afternoon of fun and networking. Bend Thurs, 8/4, 7pm, “At Ease with Uncertainty” Public Talk and Discussion with Michael Scott Stevens at Natural Mind Dharma Center, 345 SW Century Dr, #2 (behind Skjersaa’s). Everyone welcome (donations accepted). www. Thurs, 8/4, Doors open 7pm, Show 8pm. Carolina string band Town Mountain to perform at the Old Stone Performing Arts Center, 157 NW Franklin Ave, Bend. Tickets: $12 in advance at Bend Ticket and at the door as available. Info:; www.townmountain. com Christmas Valley Sat, 8/13, Noon-10pm. Fourth Annual Christmas Valley Music Festival at the R.E. Flowerree Memorial Park in the Heart of Christmas Valley. A great Day of Music, Fun, Community and Celebration. Proceeds provide food and services to the underprivileged children of North Lake County. Suggested donation for Festival, $5-$20. Summer Lake Sat, 8/6, PLAYA Presents Singer/Songwriters, 4-6pm. Sat, 9/3, Open Studios. Please join us for open studios, performances and reception with the artists and scientists. Between mileposts 81 and 82 on Hwy 3. For more info, go to www. or call 541-943-3983. Playa Presents August hours are 4-6pm, with winter hours 3-5pm beginning in Sept. Redmond Wed-Sun, 8/3-8/7, Deschutes County Fair & Rodeo. Contests, Exhibits, Displays, Carnival, Concerts, 4-H & FFA Auction Sat, 11-1. Deschutes County Fairgrounds. Redmond, OR.

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Lake County Labor Day Weekend, 9/1-9/5: 97th Annual Lake County Fair Round-Up. Lake County Fairgrounds, Lakeview, OR. Live concert, Rodeo. Call 541-417-0132 for more info.

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Tues, 8/7, 90 min before sunset. Sunriver Twilight Cinema returns to Sunriver in August with a showing of Star Wars, the Force Awakens to be shown at the SHARC’s John Gray Amphitheater. Free. Sat, 8/6, 90 min before sunset. Village at Surniver to see the movie, Minions. Free. Fri-Sun, Aug 12-14, All day Sunriver Women’s Club presents the Sunriver Art Faire to take place in the Village at Sunriver. The three day weekend

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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 · 10am – 1pm, and Thurs & Sat, 1-4pm 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 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! Thursday, August 4, 12:00 pm Let’s Be Pioneers: OldFashioned Family Games

Jacob’s Ladder? Cat’s Cradle? Maybe Hoops and Graces or Stilts! The whole family will enjoy these and other games that have been around for more than a hundred years. Program will be led by High Desert Museum staff, for all ages. Wed, Aug 3, 2pm. Backyard Birds of La Pine Nature photographer and avid birder Tom Lawler shares photos and information to help back-yard birders in La Pine identify some of the area’s most common avian residents and visitors. Everyone welcome! Thurs, Aug 11, 4pm. The Library Book Club Join us as we read and discuss The Black Hour, by Lori RaderDay. Everyone is welcome! Thurs, Aug 18, 12:00 pm. LEGO Block Party Read! Build! Play! Join other builders and a gazillion LEGOs. All ages welcome! Sat, Aug 20, 1pm. Friends of the La Pine Library Meeting August monthly meeting of the Friends of the La Pine Library. Everyone is welcome to attend! Tues, Aug 23, 1pm. People with disabilities needing accommodations (alternative formats, seating or auxiliary aides) should contact Community Librarian, Roxanne Renteria, at 541-312-1091, or The La Pine Public Library is located at 16425 1st Street, in La Pine, Oregon.

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints CENTRAL OREGON GREAT GIVEAWAY Saturday August 13, 2016 8:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M.

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.

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