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August 2016

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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

Creations by Larry Thorson, Softwood Creations

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

Oregon State University To Host Open House photo by Florence Neis

New Grocery Outlet/Dollar Tree stores

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

That One Thing A Family Hobby Shop & Boutique ARK Miniature Enterprises & Gypsy Cat Junk 16487 Bluewood Place, Suites 1 & 2 541-536-6199 • La Pine, OR 97739

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Oregon State University – Cascades will host a series of open houses for adults in the area interested in returning to school to finish a bachelor’s degree. The open houses will feature representatives from OSUCascades who can provide an overview of the university's new campus and advise attendees on admissions and transfer requirements, academic degree programs, undergraduate research opportunities, career counseling services, and financial aid. The application deadline for fall term is Sept. 1. The open houses will take place in the Graduate & Research Center, room 126.

Saturday, August 6, 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Thursday, August 18, 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. To reserve a seat at an open house visit admissions/transfer-students. For more information, call 541-322-3100.

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