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Volume I

Issue 5

September 2016

New Community Brand Reveals “Small Town Strong” Theme “La Pine needed a voice,” stated Burton. “Last December we worked to pull together a cross-sectional team representing many areas of our La Pine. Two words. Short name for community,” Burton added. At that a small town. But, a name that evokes strong emotions. La Pine is an intentional point, the La Pine Branding Team was created and included Burton representing community, a community that is very EDCO, along with the following: Renita certain of what it stands for. After months of research, listening to residents, Cuevas – Midstate Electric Cooperative; Kathy DeBone – Little D Technology; business owners and community Ann Gawith – La Pine Chamber of members, a new Community Brand and Commerce; Melissa Huck – U.S. Bank; Corinne Martinez – Wilderness Garbage & Recycling; Kristine McConnell – Central Oregon Visitors Association; Cory Misley – City Manager; Ken Mulenex – Mayor; Vicki Russell – Russell Construction; Dennis Scott – La Pine City Council; Dan Varcoe – SBDC, RDI, Newberry Eagle. With the goal of hiring a Courtesy Photo Marketing Agency to assist La Pine City Hall plans to update signage at City Hall, along with website and other items with Community’s EDCO, the City of La Pine new Brand and Logo and this newly formed La Pine Branding Team with the La Pine Branding Initiative, it was determined Logo has been revealed. And, the “why” that the financial cost for Phase I of we all choose to be here, in La Pine, is the project would be $15,000. Travel summarized by the statement, “Because Oregon offered an unrestricted grant of we choose to live small town strong.” $10,000 that could be used for the La In October 2015, the number one Pine Branding Initiative, with the City of objective identified by the La Pine La Pine acknowledging the value of the Economic Development Advisory Board project and offering $5,000. was establishing a brand and logo for In December through January of the community of La Pine. “The need this year, the La Pine Branding Team to create a story to attract businesses to interviewed three agencies. “Mandala our community became clear,” stated Agency and Matthew Bowler just Janet Burton, La Pine Area Economic resonated with us all,” remarked Burton. Development Manager with Economic “We wanted an established firm, but Development for Central Oregon needed it to fit with the community. (EDCO). “We realized that we did not Matthew seemed to just understand the have a community brand that could be needs of a small community and our widely used, and we realized we needed limited budget. His mild and mellow to pursue this,” said Burton. manner just fit in with our community.” Through months of meetings, three solid days of interviewing over 30 individual members of the community, a Town Hall meeting in May and an online survey, to which 187 responses were News Around the City received, a Brand for La Pine emerged. Page 3 “A Brand tells a story, seeks to create a sense of infinity and realism,” explained Matthew Bowler of Mandala Agency. Local Businesses Award Grants “You seek to influence others, so you to Community Kitchen want to communicate an authentic sense Pages 5 of what it is you stand for.” Bowler went on to explain that the process of Branding is a process of listening. “We wanted to Health & Wellness hear what makes La Pine different and Page 7 special.” What Mandala discovered, what the Education La Pine Branding Team found out, was Youth & Families that there is a great common theme that Pages 8 & 9 came across in all interviews and surveys, at the Town Hall meeting. “These brand characters resonated with all the folks we Canning 101 met and talked to,” Bowler stated. “La Page 10 Pine is an intentional community. People live here because they choose to live Bowhunting & Fly Fishing here, live here because they want to. They choose to be here because it’s special. Page 11 By Lynette Confer Editor

Inside This Issue

Brand cont. on page 14

La Pine Community Brand and Logo WHAT

La Pine is a small frontier town nestled in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains, surrounded by open meadows, lake and rivers. Strikingly beautiful and with unparalleled access to the wonders of Central Oregon, La Pine is a community that is truly coming of age.

HOW Proud, independent and affordable La Pine is characterized by people being good to each other. La Pine has a deep sense of community and is a place where people go out of their way to help a neighbor and truly care about each others’ well being. Why

Because we choose to live small town strong.

ODOT Project to Acquire Land for La Pine Transit Center From ODOT and City of La Pine On August 10, La Pine City Council voted to approve a Cooperative Improvement Agreement with Oregon Department of Transportation for a project along U.S. Highway 97, from the Sunriver Interchange to Highway 31. This project will include repaving of approximately 16 miles of US Highway 97 from the Sunriver Interchange (MP 154) to OR 31 (MP 170). This repaving project will include the downtown La Pine Corridor, and also include continuing construction on sidewalks and streetscape elements along Highway 97 through Downtown La Pine. This will continue where the Highway 97 and 1st Street signal project left off. Like most Highway 97 projects, plans for repaving this section have been in the works for quite some time. This section of the highway is showing signs of extensive cracking, patching and pothole repair and moderate rutting. The last time

paving took place along this stretch of Highway 97 was in 2004. The Downtown La Pine Corridor, encompassed by the repaving project, has had a number of concerns identified between First and Sixth Streets. One main concern was the lack of continuous sidewalks on the westside of U.S. Highway 97 and the need to improve pedestrian crossings. A fairly new element to this Project is the addition of plans for a downtown La Pine Transit Center. A part of this project now includes plans to acquire land at between Highway 97 and Huntington, along Fourth Street in La Pine. The growth of the City of La Pine and south Deschutes County has created the need for more transit alternatives. Phase I of the Transit Center project will include acquisition of the property and on site design features that will prepare the property for the planned future Transit Center, Park & Ride and possible

ODOT cont. on page 14

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PO Box 329 52718 North Highway 97 Suite B (Upstairs) La Pine, Or 97739 Lynette Confer – Editor


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September 2016

Local Access To Justice Needs Your Help Access to Justice is a new Committee in Deschutes County whose goal is to improve access to the legal system. This Committee is a joint effort between the Deschutes County Circuit Court, the Deschutes County Bar Association, the Deschutes Public Library, and community representatives. The Committee is working to make it easier – for people who need attorneys – to get help. This could mean help with knowing where to find legal information, getting court documents, talking to a lawyer, or getting a lawyer for court. Legal Aid helps on some cases for the poorest of us, and the very well-to-do can afford a lawyer if they need one. That leaves the rest of us who can find it hard or impossible to pay for a lawyer if the need arose. It is this in-between segment of the Deschutes County population that Access to Justice is looking to help. This is for all types of cases, such as divorce, child custody, housing, public benefits, senior law, just to name a few. In fact, the Committee is now conducting a study to find out what type of legal assistance would be most helpful. Access to Justice needs to hear from you! The committee would like to hear – anonymously, of course – what legal issues you have faced, are facing, or may face. For example, are family issues the most important to you like divorce, child custody, or domestic violence? Landlord/tenant issues? Maybe taxes, disability, social security or wills are a concern. The committee has developed a short survey to find out what is most important to you. Take a couple of minutes and go to XBKVLQ8 to complete the survey. Your input will help Access to Justice evaluate the needs of our community.

It’s Time Again For La Pine High School Football!! KNCP FM 107.3 Broadcasts ALL Games, Home and Away! MARK YOUR CALENDAR: September 9, 5pm Ceremony to Unveil New State of the Art Digital Scoreboard at LPHS! Game Time 7pm for the Home Season Opener! C’mon Out and Show Your Support!

Deschutes County Sheriff Encourages Residents to Register Your Phone With Deschutes Alerts Program From Deschutes County

Emergency Information: The Sheriff’s Office encourages you to register your phone with Deschutes Alerts Program through Deschutes County 9-1-1. That link can be located at: page/sign-deschutes-emergency-alerts Information regarding fires in Central Oregon can be located at: Oregon Evacuation Level Descriptions: Level 1: Be Ready - There is an incident in the area and residents should be aware of the danger. Monitor media outlets for information and gather items in case an evacuation is issued. Residents should be aware of the danger that exists in their area, monitor emergency services websites and local media outlets for information. This is the time for preparation and precautionary movement of persons with special needs, mobile property and (under certain circumstances) pets and livestock. If conditions worsen, emergency services personnel may contact you via an emergency notification system. Level 2: Be Set - There is significant danger in the area and residents should leave voluntarily or be prepared to leave at a moment’s notice. If conditions deteriorate rapidly, emergency services cannot guarantee they will be able to provide notification. YOU MUST PREPARE TO LEAVE AT A MOMENTS NOTICE This level indicates there is significant danger to your area, and residents should either voluntarily relocate to a shelter or with family/friends outside of the affected area, or if choosing to remain, to be ready to evacuate at a moment’s notice. Residents MAY have time to gather necessary items, but doing so is at their own risk. THIS MAY BE THE ONLY NOTICE THAT YOU RECEIVE. Emergency services cannot guarantee that they will be able to notify you if conditions rapidly deteriorate. Area media services will be asked to broadcast periodic updates. Level 3: GO - Danger is current or imminent and residents should evacuate immediately. LEAVE IMMEDIATELY! Danger to your area is current or imminent, and you should evacuate immediately. If you choose to ignore this advisement, you must understand that emergency services may not be available to assist you further. DO NOT delay leaving to gather any belongings or make efforts to protect your home. THIS WILL BE THE LAST NOTICE THAT YOU RECEIVE. Entry to evacuated areas may be denied until conditions are safe. Area radio and TV stations have been asked to broadcast periodic updates.

Local Fire Sign Attracts Attention

Calendar Coordinator Needed for Eagle Do you like to know what’s going on in La Pine and neighboring areas? Are you good with details, dates, and deadlines? Our nonprofit newspaper needs a volunteer (or two) to take on the calendar of events and activities every month. There is so much going on around here – how many times have you heard a friend or family member say “Darn, that’s over. I wish I’d known about that.” Or, “that’s just the kind of class I’m looking for!” Be a community hero. Help our thousands of readers know about upcoming community meetings, bingo games, art shows, fun fundraisers, music events, activities for kids, etc. Your column could become the one our readers turn to first! Interested persons should contact Editor-in-Chief Lynette Confer: LConfer@ or call 541-536-3972.

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The local fire protection district changes signs in front of its stations with reminders and rules. The one at Burgess and Day has some folks puzzled. It’s FIREBUG spelled backwards! “Guberif” first made its appearance in Idaho about 1945 when college students working for the forest service thought this spelling of the message would attract more attention. It still does. “Public understanding about fire prevention is vital,” said Fire Chief Mike Supkis. He noted that the ten year average for forest fires in Central Oregon is 157 fires, about half caused by lightning and the others being manmade. “However, this year so far,” the chief noted, “about 75% of the fires have been caused by human activity. It’s a great concern to all of us.” Spread the word: don’t be a Guberif.

September 2016

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City of La Pine News & Updates

Around the City

I’ve been hearing a lot of “summer is almost over” in the last couple of weeks. Yes, the nights and mornings are getting cooler, but there is still plenty of sunshine and the summer is far from over. The next 60 days are some of the best that we have here in La Pine. So continue planning to get out and enjoy the sunshine. Mayor Ken Mulenex We all know there are a lot of things going on, in La Pine and around Central Oregon, every weekend, especially during the summer. The weekend of August 20th was no exception. For the last three years, the Central Oregon Dutch Oven Society, based here in La Pine, has joined in a dutch oven cook-off held in Culver, OR during their Annual Crawdad Festival. Of course the key component of this festival is the crawdad dinner, along with lots of music. The cook-off was a success. We came away with 6 of the 9 ribbons. If you’re looking for a unique family day trip in mid-August, look no further than Culver, OR and their Crawdad Festival. The La Pine Park & Recreation Foundation (LPRF) held their 3rd Annual “South County Boil” on Saturday, August 20th at Caldera Springs. This is an annual event they hold to raise funds for the La Pine Park & Recreation District’s “After School Programs”. Their goal was $10,000 and they exceeded their goal. I was unable to attend this year, but I have in past years and it is a great “food and fun” time.

At the City

Deschutes County has just finished with a terrific job of “chip and seal” of the county-owned roads that are inside the La Pine city limits. According to Chris Doty, Deschutes County Road Director, they’ve “chipped and sealed” and stripped 13.6 miles of roads at a cost of $475,000.00. He also said the County was still on schedule to pave the dirt sections of Huntington Road, just north of the La Pine city limits this coming Spring. This will also include Deer Run Lane that connects Huntington Road to the Pinecrest subdivision. After numerous citizen complaints about speed on Hwy 97 through town and on Huntington Road, the City of La Pine has invested in a “speed trailer”. You may have seen it by City Hall on Hwy 97 southbound and on Huntington as you enter the city from the north. That’s the 30 mph zone that most everyone speeds through until they get to the La Pine Animal Hospital. It’s all about safety folks. So slow down for safety. The La Pine City Planning Commission has a new committee member, Russ Smith. Russ, a prior member of the La Pine Public Works Committee, was appointed by the City Council on August 10th to fill a vacancy. I consider Russ’ service on the Public Works Committee to be exemplary and am confident he will add strength to the city’s planning processes. I have received a letter from the La Pine Rural Fire Protection District Board stating the District has established a budget item of $1,000 to start the landscaping of the District administration and fire station areas. Chief Supkis told me that while there was quite a bit of planning needed to take place, he was looking forward to the City and County’s partnership to get it done. This will be another big step in putting the shine on La Pine. The City Council, following a public hearing on August 9th, voted to approve the site of a new and permanent Transit Center for public transportation to serve La Pine and South County. The site is located on 4th Street between Hwy 97 and Huntington Road. While there will be a Transit Center there, it will also have a Park & Ride and could encompass commercial venues. Will it be built real soon? No, with site procurement, engineering, and funding, it may take a couple years or so.

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. Meeting Minutes and Audio from Meetings also available on the City Website. Call City Hall or visit City of La Pine website at to check for up-to-date information on any of these items.

Tuesday, September 13 - Public Works Committee Meeting - 10 a.m. Wednesday, September 14 - City Council Meeting - 6 p.m. Wednesday, September 21 - Planning Commission Meeting - 6 p.m. *Public Comment opportunities are available at all City meetings.

La Pine City Hall is located at 16345 6th Street. Mailing address: La Pine City Hall, PO Box 2460, 16345 Sixth Street, La Pine, Oregon 97739. City Administration email: Call City Hall: 541-536-1432 City Hall is open Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Please visit, call or email City Hall with any questions or concerns.

City of La Pine Public Works News

From La Pine Public Works You may have noticed a new Radar Speed Trailer along Huntington Road and other local streets lately. This is a new piece of equipment was recently acquired by the City of La Pine Public Works Department. “The need for this Radar Speed Trailer was brought to our attention by citizens and then City Council,” noted Public Works Manager Jake Obrist. “This item was budgeted for during our last fiscal year. We budgeted $10,000, but ended up spending only $8,100 for the unit.” This unit is equipped with a data logger option, which will keep track of average speeds in the areas where the unit is used. “Currently, we are placing it in high traffic areas that tend to have excessive speeds,” Obrist said. La Pine Public Works crew is currently on its’ annual Septic Tank pumping schedule. Every tank in town will not be pumped this year, but every tank in town is on a regular cycle to be pumped. These cycles range from 1, 3, and 5 years. This primarily depends on amount of use the tank will incur, and the condition of the bacteriological ATTENTION BUSINESS process. “Typically OWNERS the crew will OPERATING maintain the IN THE CITY business users in town first, OF LA PINE then roll into residential The City has adopted a Business maintenance,” License Ordinance requiring all businesses

Election Date Reminders for Nov. 8 Below are some reminders on upcoming deadlines for the Nov. 8 General Election: •

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September 1 is the last day for candidates who file candidacy with county clerk to file candidate statement for inclusion in county voters’ pamphlet. September 8 is the last day for local district governing body to give notice of measure election. September 12 is the last day to file measure arguments and the last day for candidates who file candidacy with governing body other than county clerk, to file candidate statement l for inclusion in county voters’ pamphlet.

Contact: Nancy Blankenship, Deschutes County Clerk, 541-388-6544;;

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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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Courtesy Image The City of La Pine recently purchased a Radar Speed Trailer that can be seen around local streets.

stated Obrist. Obrist also noted that the Public Works crew has been out working on our Water Distribution Booster Station, located at Hinkle and William Foss. “This station hasn’t been in full use in many years. We are bringing this Booster Station live in the system again, which takes quite the process,” Obrist said. “Once this Booster Station is operational again, we will notice more stable pressures throughout the system, and, we will have a backup storage tank in case of a system emergency.” Examples of such an emergency include a wildfire near the Finley Butte Well site, or broken fire hydrants near mainline distribution, and the list goes on, said Obrist.

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September 2016

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Letters to the Editor The following letters, submitted by The Newberry Eagle readers, do not reflect the opinion of the Eagle staff and may contain statements that are false or unsubstantiated. Readers should confirm the validity of this information for themselves as the Eagle takes no responsibility for the reliability of the content.

I Care About What Happens to the City of La Pine La Pine is my City, it’s full of my friends & my neighbors and I care about what happens in the City. I care about the future of the City and am committed to making certain it stays a place where I want to live; yet grows and matures to become better. I am asking for your vote for La Pine City Council in November. I would like to be a part of helping La Pine retain the small town feel and yet attract new residents and visitors. As a leader of the youth in our community I want to show them, by example, that we need to volunteer to help make our community the place we want it to be, to stand up & have a voice. I have been attending the City Council Meetings regularly, in order to learn and increase my knowledge of what is happening now in La Pine. I also have served on the Budget Committee for the last 2 years. I was born & raised in the Pacific Northwest; I have lived in South Deschutes County for 17+ years and have owned a small business in Bend for 11+ years which allows me the flexibility to invest time in our community. I have several years of experience serving on a variety of local non-profit boards in various capacities & working in a team environment including being the founding President of the La Pine Park & Recreation Foundation and with SCOOTR (South Central Oregon Outreach & Toy Run) for many years. I currently serve together with my husband as a Youth Group Leader of Crescent Creek Community Church. I have owned a small business in Central Oregon for more than 10 years; I know the “Ins & Outs” of running the business as well as all the hard work and dedication it takes for all the pieces to function together successfully. I have an eye for details yet I am not afraid to ask for help or further information when I need to. I expect the City of La Pine to listen to the people, the needs expressed and

the value placed on those needs. I expect professionalism, honesty, integrity and commitment to the people of our City. I have the leadership and management skills that are needed to be a City Councilor.

Vote for me, Mrs. Connie Briese for City Council

Todd Kepple wants to put his mainstream conservative approach to work for Southern Oregon communities in the State Legislature. He supports growth in our Agriculture/Forestry based economy, and education. The current occupant of our State Senate District 28 felt it was his right to appoint Ted Linthicum his successor. He failed to recognize the people’s right to elect a representative of their own choosing. While this “insider” maneuver may not be illegal, it certainly undermines the notion of a free and open election. Todd Kepple is a Republican, running on the Democratic ticket to give voters the right to an honest and open election. He achieved his place on the ballot by running a highly effective write-in campaign in the primary, and by gaining the support of many Klamath County voters who were outraged by the subversive campaign maneuver of the current occupant of the District 28 seat. Todd is a highly respected figure in the local community as the director of the County museum, and as an active volunteer in many civic organizations. He is supported by former State Senator Steve Harper, former Klamath County Commissioner, Nell Kuonen, and a growing list of business owners, ranchers, and civic leaders. For your best representation in Salem, vote for Todd Kepple for Senate District 28.

Lynne LeBlanc Klamath Falls

Applications Now Being Accepted for 2017 Citizen Academy Released by: Sheriff L. Shane Nelson Registration is open for the 2017 Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Citizen’s Academy, to be held in our Bend office. This 10-week course is designed to give attendees a very in-depth look at the different divisions of the Sheriff’s Office and educate the public about what your Sheriff’s Office does and is responsible for. In addition to the classroom instruction, participants can go out on patrol ride-along, and tour the 911/Dispatch Center as well as the Deschutes County Jail. There are also two optional Saturday sessions; participants can experience Emergency Vehicle Operations (EVOC) during one session and a shooting range during the other. The academy is scheduled every Wednesday night from 6:00 pm-9:00 pm, starting February 1, 2017 and continuing through April 5, 2017. There is no cost to attend this academy. The deadline for receiving applications is October 15, 2016. Interested persons can pick up an application at the main Sheriff’s Office in Bend at 63333 West Highway 20, Bend, OR 97703. Additional information and an on-line application can also be found at (Click on “Community” then “Community Program” and then select “Citizen’s Academy”). Please contact or direct any questions to the Training Unit -- 541-388-6655.

Midstate Electric Cooperative Offers “Operation Round Up” Approximately 864 electric ooperatives in 47 states employ almost 63,000 people nationwide in a great variety of professional, technical and business positions. Some of the best, brightest, most creative and dedicated people have chosen to serve their communities and develop their careers through electric co-ops. Working for an electric co-op is a great career opportunity. Co-ops look for talented and resourceful people, and offer competitive salaries and benefits. Midstate Electric Cooperative will be providing information during the school year to students at the local schools on a variety of career opportunities available at electric co-ops including:

up their monthly electric bill to the next whole dollar. Every penny donated is used to support charitable causes and nonprofit services and programs throughout member communities. In 2017, MEC would like to fund a one-time large Operation Round Up® project. The application process for a $10,000 - $12,500 project will be open until February 15, 2017. Eligibility - Must be a non-profit, civic or community-based organization; Project must be located within MEC’s service area; Project should fit one or more of these categories: Community Service, Economic Development, Environment, Education and/or Youth. Evaluation Factors - Potential benefit to area residents and the entire community; Level of community support for the program or project; Administrative capability of the organization to deliver quality service or program; Results that are predictable and can be evaluated. Requirements - Completed application form (call 541-536-2126 or visit Our Community/Operation Round Up® for application form); Budget showing how requested funds will be spent; Copy of the IRS tax-exempt letter if applicable. Return to - Submit completed application form and all required documentation to: MEC Operation Round Up® Program, PO Box 127, La Pine OR 97739 or fax to 541536-7273, or email to

Accounting/Finance; Operations/Engineering; Construction/Maintenance/ Line work; Communications/Marketing/ Member Services; Administration/Human Resources; Safety/Security/Compliance; Systems/Information Technology Dedication to Community One of the common bonds of electric co-op employees nationwide is dedication to the communities we serve. This community dedication prompted the development of the Operation Round Up® Program that many electric co-ops— including MEC—offer. Operation Round Up® provides a simple and rewarding way for members to support worth-while projects in their service area by rounding

La Pine Park & Rec Foundation Hosts Third Annual South County Boil funds will allow Park & Rec to hold the After School Program for another year. The event was not only hosted by the Foundation, but their board and numerous friends pitched in to make everything go like clockwork, from setting up tables to mixing up the Southern Style Mint Juleps and Vic Russell’s excelling as chef with his perfected recipe of delicious shrimp, sausage, potatoes and corn.

By T. Myer La Pine Park & Rec District The La Pine Park and Rec Foundation held their third annual South County Boil fundraiser at Caldera Springs on Saturday evening, August 20th. It was a southern style Sausage, Shrimp Boil attended by many south county friends of the Foundation and Park District. The weather was perfect, accompanied by blue skies and a sunset to dream about. It was a wonderful evening and the event went off without a hitch! The Foundation hosts these annual dinners to support the Park and Rec’s After School Program. Their fundraising goal was $10,000 which they exceeded. These

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Business Spotlight La Pine Animal Hospital Welcomes New Vet

Doctor Kristy was born and raised in Eugene, OR. Starting at age 10, Kristy knew she wanted to become a veterinarian. Raising, training, and riding horses was a large part of Kristy’s younger years, which sparked her interest in veterinary medicine. She completed an undergraduate degree at Eastern Oregon University in La Grande, OR. After earning her veterinary degree from Oregon State University in 2011, she moved south to Carlsbad, CA to complete an internship in small animal medicine and emergency. Kristy enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine, but has a strong interest in dentistry and dermatology. After living in Mount Shasta, CA for the past four years, she is excited Doctor Kristy to become an Oregonian again! Kristy enjoys all things that Oregon has to offer, especially outdoor activities such as camping and hiking. Her other hobbies include cooking, baking, running and CrossFit. She lives with her husband, a labradoodle, a border collie cross, and three cats.

La Pine Community Clinic Welcomes New Provider

Janice Cody, RN, MSN, MPH, FNP-C is a Family Nurse Practitioner, board certified by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. Janice graduated with a BSN from Seton Hall University in New Jersey in 1983 and worked as an RN in Critical Care and Ambulatory Care. Janice graduated from the University of Hawaii in 1998 with a MPH. She then decided to move towards a career as a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) and received her MSN as a FNP from Gonzaga University in Spokane, WA in 2015. Janice has been working as a FNP in Prineville and is excited to begin working at LCHC serving the La Pine community. Please welcome Janice to our community when you see her!

Janice Cody

Integrity Auto Services Welcomes New Employees, Offers Complimentary Shuttle Service

Integrity Auto Services announces the recent addition of new staff to their shop at 17070 Rosland Road, off Highway 97 (next to Gordy’s Truck Stop). Three new technicians hired include DJ Olson, Matt Phillips and Troy McDonald. These skilled technicians join the Integrity Auto Services team of Jeremy Johnson, owner and Rich Dyer, Service Manager. When you walk into the shop, be sure to Integrity Auto Services say hello to the new Office Manager, Mareta King. Team Complimentary Shuttle Service is now available for clients needing help with vehicle drop off, pick up, a ride to work or back home. Hours of operation are Mon-Fri, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Call ahead for an appointment, 541-876-5433.

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Local Businesses Support the La Pine Community Kitchen with Grants By Kim Hafermalz Executive Director, La Pine Community Kitchen Summer time for any nonprofit is difficult because donations go down. The La Pine Community Kitchen fortunately has received some help from local companies. We are very grateful to the following businesses. US Bank provided a $300.00 annual sponsorship to the Emergency Food Pantry in July. Farmers Insurance donated $250.00 for general support at the August 19, 2016 Chamber Breakfast, and Washington Federal presented a $500.00 grant for the hot meal program on August 23, 2016. In addition, we are thankful to Bancorp Insurance who donates to the La Pine Community Kitchen every month. They also volunteer every 5th Friday by serving the lunch at the Kitchen. Earlier this summer, the La Pine Community Kitchen was also awarded a grant from the Maybelle Clark Macdonald Fund to repair the modular building located on their property, a building donated to the Community Kitchen in 2008 by Deschutes County. Originally an office building at the Deschutes County Landfill, this building is in need of repairs to the siding and roof. The Maybelle Clark Macdonald Fund is a foundation in Bend that grants money to preselected nonprofits. They are an invitation only foundation, and the La Pine Community Kitchen was fortunate to be invited this year to submit a grant application. In June, we were

notified that we had been awarded a grant of $15,000 to complete these much needed repairs to this building. The La Pine Community Kitchen was also very fortunate in May and June of this year. First, we won the Central Oregon Impact Summit, a $10,000 prize, which must be spent to pay our utility bills for a year, and now this grant to fix one of our major buildings. But, we are still in need of donations to help pay for food and other expenses, like fuel for our truck to pick up donated food from NeighborImpact in Redmond. The La Pine Community Kitchen exists solely on donations and grants. We have been providing food to those in need since 1999 when the local VFW post 7242 started serving free lunches to those in need. Over the years, the Kitchen’s programs have grown, and the La Pine community has been there supporting us every step of the way. Our neighbors donate food, clothing and cash, and they donate their time as volunteers. We are so grateful for the years of support and welcome any cash donations, no matter the size, to help us pay our bills and continue to provide all of our services to those in need in our community. La Pine is a generous caring community. We know that some of our neighbors don’t have enough resources to make it through the month. We know that hunger is personal, and it hurts. La Pine helps. Please consider donating food or cash to either the La Pine Community Kitchen or Saint Vincent de Paul Social services. We feed our neighbors.

An Economic Vitality Roadmap Action Team At the November Chamber breakfast the La Pine Beautification Action Team will give out six awards to businesses and agencies who have worked hard to present themselves in a way that shows La Pine at its best. The categories are: Spirit of La Pine, Most Improved, Best Façade, Best Curb Appeal, Consistently looks Great, Best Landscaping. The judging will take place in October. Be sure to be at the November 18th breakfast to congratulate the winners.

There is a small town named La Pine The businesses work to make it shine They pull knapweed And plant flower seed They pledged to “Put the Shine on La Pine” Fifty-three businesses working to shine Painting and landscaping right on time Their efforts will bring a prize Six of the best will rise Announced at the Chamber in La Pine -By Kim Hafermalz

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Submitted by Project Wildfire Central Oregon – Last month firefighters from Oregon Department of Forestry, US Forest Service, Sisters Camp Sherman Fire District, and Cloverdale Fire District responded to a fire located off of Wilt Road north of Sisters that is owned by Deschutes County. Prior fuel treatments in the area allowed for a successful coordinated multi-agency initial attack response to easily stop the fire at one acre. Due to the condition of the fuels, resources easily contained the fire and began mop-up even as temperatures reached 90 degrees and winds gusted at 10-15 miles per hour. Courtesy Photo Approximately Wildland Firefighters work to contain a fire north ten years ago of Sisters in June. Containment was successful the property had due to previous fire fuels reduction efforts. small Ponderosa Pine, Juniper trees and brush removed, considerably reducing the fire fuels available to burn. Typically the presence of small trees (ladder fuels) and thick under brush make controlling a fire under hot and dry conditions difficult for fire resources. With the fuels reduction project, today the understory on this particular parcel is composed of small scattered shrubs, bunchgrass and ponderosa pine. Not a single tree torched in the fire area, the fire stayed on the ground and could easily be controlled by firefighters arriving on scene with water and hand tools. “Conditions are especially dry this fire season even with the wet winter and spring we had this year, increasing the potential for fires to spread quickly,” notes Ed Keith, Deschutes County Forester. “Fuel reduction projects such as this allow for safer and more effective fire suppression,” explains Ed Keith. “Fires are a natural occurrence here in Central Oregon, so everyone, including Deschutes County, must take responsibility for their property to mitigate the potential losses to themselves and their neighbors,” added Ed Keith. “Everyone, from homeowners to firefighters and other community leaders have a role to play in wildfire preparedness and better adapting to wildfire in Deschutes County,” says Ed Keith. “Fuels treatments on landscapes and defensible space projects greatly reduce the impact that fires will have on the landscape and in neighborhoods adjacent to those landscapes,” says Alison Green, Program Coordinator for Project Wildfire. “Hazardous fuels treatments allow for safe and effective fire suppression and a chance for communities to better understand their roles and responsibilities when living in a fire prone environment such as central Oregon,” she adds. The outcome could have been very different if the fire had occurred in the same area but where fuels had not been reduced. This fire is added proof that years of coordinated fuel reduction efforts by County, State, Federal and private landowners in Deschutes County pay dividends in the form of providing a safer environment for firefighters to work in while also providing safety to communities. For more information about Project Wildfire visit For more information on Fire Adapted Communities

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Dudley: Dudley is a sweet 10-yearold Australian Shepherd mix. His favorite toys are tennis balls and his favorite game is fetch. While here at the shelter, Dudley was introduced to some dogs and a cat and seems to do well with both. Dudley is a lively and intelligent dog who is ready to go home today! CONTACT: Wendy Arnold 541.382.3537 Shelter line

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School Based Health Yellow Jacket Season Centers Offer Options From La Pine Community Health Clinic

In the summer of 2014, Deschutes County Health Services (DCHS) selected La Pine Community Health Center (LCHC) to be the Medical Sponsor for the La Pine School Based Health Center (SBHC). This would allow primary medical care to be offered to students and families at the existing site on the high school campus. LCHC began seeing patients at that site in September, 2014. Kristina Timmons, FNP, is at the La Pine SBHC on Monday, Wednesday and Friday’s from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Located at 51605 Coach Road in La Pine (in the La Pine Community Campus building in front of La Pine High School), the La Pine School Based Health Center offers Primary Care for the Entire Family, Adults and Children including: Well Child Exams, Sports Physicals, Immunizations, Child Developmental Screenings, Unexpected Illness, Annual Exams for Men & Women, Disease Management (Diabetes, High Blood Pressure and others), Women’s Health (Pap & Breast Exams). Also offered are Referral Services, Discounted Fee Program, Outreach Services as well as Assisting patients apply for medication programs. The SBHC has been well received by the students, families and the community members. Although for the past two years LCHC has financially supported the cost of the site, we will begin receiving grant dollars from the State of Oregon pushed through from DCHS. This will enable us to continue to provide additional ancillary services that we offer at all of our other LCHC sites. As part of the mandate to meet the State of Oregon’s requirements as a SBHC, we must provide services to everyone, inclusive mission to all clients regardless of ability to pay for services, fit with the mission and vision of the school based health center model and willingness to meet school based health center certification standards. We have met all of these standards and look forward to continuing this rewarding work. The La Pine SBHC is open year around. For more information, or to schedule an appointment, call 541-536-0400 or 541-536-3435.

From La Pine Rural Fire Protection District In late summer, and early fall, Yellow Jackets, wasps, and hornets are at their largest population levels and the possible interactions with people (and pets) are not often pleasant! Yellow Jackets are most aggressive when seeking food (sweets, fats, and proteins – think picnic foods, BBQ, and beverages) and when protecting their nest. Again, being stung is not pleasant – but fortunately for most everyone (both adults and children) - it is not an emergency. Prevention is always the best solution to anything potentially negative and encounters with Yellow Jackets are no exception. Situational awareness is a big factor. Yellow Jackets often nest in the ground duff, or tree and stump hollows. They also will build nest under eaves, decks, planters, and in areas that are protected from the weather. There will be considerable activity in the area, especially during warmer temperatures. When eating outside, or drinking beverages, or dealing with foods scraps like garbage - encounters are more likely as they will be attracted to the food. Yellow Jacket traps are effective in reducing populations near frequented sites like back yards. Obviously long sleeve shirts and pants also offer more protection when there is Yellow Jacket activity in the area. Needless to say - do not disturb an active nest. During cooler temps and at times of low activity (i.e. at night) a long distance wasp spray can be effective on a nest site. If you, or your children, do have an unfortunate encounter, it will definitely be unpleasant and hurt, but likely not an emergency unless you are the very rare individual who is severely allergic. The best thing to do according to Web MD and other

medical guides is to:

Remove any stingers immediately if still present (Yellow Jackets and wasps don’t leave stingers but honey bees do). Some experts recommend scraping out the stinger with a credit card. Wash the sting site with soap and water. Placing an over the counter first aid cream (hydrocortisone) or sting aid product on the sting can help relieve redness, itching, and swelling. Applying cool packs to the site may provide some mild relief and help reduce swelling. If using ice, wrap the ice in a towel or keep a cloth between the ice and skin to keep from freezing the skin.

Taking an over the counter antihistamine such as diphenhydramine (Benadryl) or a non-sedating one such as loratadine (Claritin) will help with itching and swelling and other reactions. Take an over the counter ibuprofen (Motrin) or acetaminophen (Tylenol) for pain relief as needed.

Most people will see significant redness and swelling of the sting site, body area and even a whole hand or limb. This is a normal reaction which the antihistamine and cool packs will greatly help with. A life threating reaction, and one that requires calling 911 and/or getting immediate emergency care, is when the individual gets starts getting hives (a rash) over their whole body, breathing becomes difficult and blood pressure falls. In these situations, take an over the counter antihistamine as soon as possible, and possibly using a doctor prescribed EpiPen (only when and as directed) and then getting immediate medical care is important.

It’s Time for Back to School Immunizations

From Deschutes County With the start of the school year fast approaching, Deschutes County Health Services is reminding parents to make sure their children have all the immunizations Prescription & Health Counseling Specialists Herbal & Vitamin Supplements they need to go to school and stay healthy. Specialized Compounded Medications, “It’s really important to remember diseases such as measles and pertussis still Unique Gifts & Greeting Cards Including Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy exist and that children should be up to date on their shots before they enter childcare A Friendly Knowledgeable Staff Certified to Provide Immunizations or school,” said Jill Johnson, Immunization Program Coordinator for Health Services. Drive-Up Window for Convenience Oregon law requires that children in school, preschool, or a childcare facility We Provide Prescriptions by Mail need proof that they are protected against measles, diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio, mumps, rubella, hepatitis A and B, and varicella. Parents should take note that one dose of Tdap vaccine is required for incoming 7th graders. Tdap is a tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (whooping cough) booster. Whooping cough is a serious health concern in Oregon with more than 40 cases recorded last year in Deschutes County. Parents need to have documentation showing proof of immunizations, a medical exemption, or a non-medical exemption on file with their child’s school before December 2016 or they will receive a notice stating that the child will be excluded from school or daycare because of the missing immunization records. Only those who have a medical reason for not being vaccinated or have completed the education Janice Cody, RN, MSN, MPH, FNP-C is a Family Nurse Practitioner, required for a non-medical exemption board certified by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. are exempt. For more information on immunization requirements and Janice graduated with a BSN from Seton Hall University in New Jersey 51600 Huntington Rd exemptions, visit: in 1983 and worked as an RN in Critical Care and Ambulatory Care. La Pine, Oregon Janice graduated from the University of Hawaii in 1998 with a MPH. VaccinesImmunization/ GettingImmunized/Pages/SchParents. She then decided to move towards a career as a Family Nurse HOURS: Monday - Friday aspx. Practitioner (FNP) and received her MSN as a FNP from Gonzaga 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Parents can call their child’s health care provider, a School-Based Health University in Spokane, WA in 2015. Janice has been working as a FNP Sat. - 9:00 am to 1:00 pm Center or Deschutes County Health Walk-in Clinic is open in Prineville and is excited to begin working at LCHC serving the Services at (541) 322-7400 to make an Mon.- Fri. 8:00 am to 6:00 pm La Pine community. immunization appointment. Also, most pharmacies provide immunizations for Please welcome Janice to our community when you see her! children 11 years and older.

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LPHS Is Ready For New School Year By Danielle Patrick Contributing Writer La Pine High School is ready for the 2016/2017 school year! Many of the staff and students have been busy this summer planning, training and working towards making the school year awesome. LPHS has a brand new Student Senate that is planning a lot of new activities to get more student involvement. Becky DeForest and Danielle Patrick, Activities Directors, attended a two day OASC photo by Danielle Patrick Leadership conference at LPHS Boys’ Soccer Team began practicing on Western Oregon University August 15. Games begin early September. in July and followed up with a 4 hour team building/ training day for the Student Senate members. “Our Senate members have all expressed that they want LPHS to be a positive place with lots of school spirit and student involvement,” said Becky DeForest. “We are really excited for this school year!” Entering it’s second year at the High School is the AVID program Advancement Via Individual Determination. Several teaching staff attended a training over the summer to learn more about the program and are ready to develop the program further. AVID starts in the middle school and the goals are to: •

Teach skills and behaviors for academic success

Provide intensive support with tutorials and strong student/teacher relationships

Create a positive peer group for students

Develop a sense of hope for personal achievement gained through hard work and determination

The Girls Volleyball team attended a Volleyball camp in Seaside in August. According to one team member, “they really pushed us out of our comfort zone and we learned a lot.” We have several new staff members as well as a new head football coach, Bo DeForest and a new head Boys Basketball coach Jason Mumm and Sam Ramierez head Girls Basketball coach. Fall sporting events start right away with a home Girls Soccer and Girls Volleyball game on September 8th and a home Varsity Football game on September 9th.

La Pine High School OHSET Fundraiser First Weekend Sept.






The La Pine High School Equestrian Team will be at La Pine Building Supply Friday Sept 2nd and Saturday Sept 3rd selling hotdogs from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. This is a team fundraiser so come on by and have some lunch and support the team! The freshmen trio from last year, Randi, Addie & Ashlyn, hope to welcome some new members this year! Also if you have Photo by Kathy Russell pop cans and/or water bottles you’d like to donate to the team, please give us a 2016 LPHS OHSET Team, Ashlyn call and we’d appreciate the donation. Johnson, Addie Meeks and Randi Advisors are Christina Bates 541-4191055 and Kathy Russell, 541-419-8925. Allen. Thank you for your support!!

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South County Schools Update Important Dates: September 1 – LPHS Ice Cream Social/Open House 4pm – 6pm September 1 – Rosland Elementary 4:30 pm – 6pm September 5 – Labor Day – No School September 6 – Teacher work day – No school September 7 – First day for all 1st – 9th grade students and some Kindergarten students September 8 – First day for 10th – 12th and first day for rest of Kindergarten students September 9 – First day with all Kindergarten students September 13 – LPE Open House 5pm – 6pm September 14 – First School Improvement Wednesday (earlier release) September 15 – Three Rivers Open House and BBQ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm September 22 – Open House at La Pine Middle School 5pm – 7pm School start dates are listed above. All school supply lists are on our individual school websites. Each school’s website can be accessed from, under schools. Please take a look and feel free to contact the school with any questions. School Calendars will be mailed home from the district office. If you need to register a new student, please contact the school for office hours and necessary documentation. Contact information: La Pine Elementary 541-355-8000 La Pine Middle School 541-355-8200 La Pine High School 541-355-8400 Rosland Elementary 541-355-8100 Three Rivers School 541-355-3000 Three Rivers School Open House and barbeque will be September 15 from 5:30 pm – 6 pm Rosland Elementary Open House for Rosland Families will be September 1st from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm. Please stop by and meet your teacher and find out about Rosland’s fun activities for the year. La Pine Elementary Open House will be September 13 from 5pm to 6pm La Pine Middle School La Pine Middle School has had some upgrades to their building this summer like heated sidewalks and new bleachers. Come see their building upgrades during open house on September 22nd from 5 pm – 7pm. La Pine High School Athletes are all working hard to get ready for fall sports. You can find all the schedules by going to the website, ( clicking on student Life, then Athletics and then Team and Sport Information about the middle of the page. All information is listed on http://www.osaa. org/schools/47. Please call the school athletic office if you need additional information.

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La Pine High School FBLA National Competitors Thank Community Two members of the La Pine High School chapter of the Future Business Leaders of America attended the 2016 FBLA National Leadership Conference June 29-July 2, 2016 in Atlanta Georgia. During the conference, Gage Yeager and Trentyn Tennant competed with representatives from other state chapters for top honors in their events. It was a record breaking year with over 11,000 members and advisors attending the National Conference. Neither boys placed in the finals of their individual events but both walked away feeling proud and honored to be competing Courtesy Photo against the “best of the best.” LPHS Senior Gage Yeager and This was a remarkable year for these Freshman Trentyn Tennant attend- young future Business Leaders as it ed the FBLA National Leadership was Gage Yeager’s 4th and final year competing at the National Level. Gage Conference this summer. graduated from La Pine High School this last June and will be attending Montana State University this Fall. Trentyn placed 1st at the State level his Freshmen year and competing at the National Level made him more eager than ever to share his experiences with his peers and and to build up the La Pine High School Chapter. “Why not share this experience with everyone and make us better individuals and students” stated Trentyn. Other highlights of the conference included individual, chapter, and team competitive events relating to business skills and leadership; the election of a new national officer team; leadership development workshops; and recognition of members’ community service efforts across the Commonwealth. The Future Business Leaders of America mission is to bring business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and career development programs. Gage and Trentyn want to Thank the local La Pine Business’s and Community for the support to help them both achieve their dreams in competing at the National Conference. “We couldn’t have made it without the help and support of our community!”

Campaign To Buckle Up Kids Safely during this week and year-round in communities SALEM – Law enforcement agencies across throughout the state. Oregon are partnering with ODOT and safety Oregon law requires children less than forty advocates to tackle a trend that needs to end: an pounds be restrained in a child seat. Children increase in injuries among 7 – 11 year old child under one year or weighing less than twenty passengers in crashes. For 2015, preliminary pounds must be restrained in a rear-facing numbers show child passengers killed and child seat. A child over forty pounds must be injured under age 12 jumped more than 9 restrained in either a child seat or a booster seat percent, from 1,564 to 1,712. Between Aug. appropriate for their size until they reach age 22 and Sept. 24, officers will be on the lookout eight or 4’ 9” tall AND the adult belt system fits for travelers who are not using their restraint them correctly. systems correctly and belted child passengers NOTE: While Oregon law does not prohibit who should still be using booster seats. B U I LT T O A H I G H E R S TA N D A R D children other than rear-facing infants from The enhanced enforcement is funded through riding in the front seat, ODOT strongly supports U.S. Department of Transportation’s National the national best practice of transporting children Highway Traffic Safety Administration with a under age thirteen in rear seating positions grant administered by ODOT. National Child whenever possible. Crash research indicates Passenger Safety Awareness week follows on these children are at a 37 percent reduced risk of the heels of this enforcement, Sept. 22 through B U I LT T O A H I G H E R S TA N D A R D injury when seated in the rear. 28. Free car seat clinics with trained, certified passenger safety technicians are available



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Three Rivers Archers Wraps Up First Year By JR Lorimor Contributing Writer

With an awards ceremony and team photos our local youth archery club, Three Rivers Archers, wrapped up their first season with a lot of smiles and excitement for next year’s practices to start April 2017. With our first year under our belt we have developed a solid curriculum to assist South County youth in becoming well rounded outdoors people. Our photo by Sam Fighera kids learn the fundamentals and ethics of archery, 2016 Three Rivers Archers Team and Coaches. backcountry navigation, wilderness first aide, good stewardship of the land as well as providing a rite of passage through our colored wrist band system allowing the kids to develop a sense of accomplishment and work ethic to help carry them into young adulthood.  For 2017 we are excited about expanding our membership.  In order to achieve this goal, we really need a larger place to practice and meet.  Sponsorships will also be key allowing us to purchase more 3D archery targets and acquire equipment for our youth who are in need of scholarships to participate.  We are a self- insured 501c3 organization, so any sponsorships are tax deductible.  We would like to say a huge “Thank you!” for a successful first year to our board, members, coaches, parents and sponsors. If you know of a safe piece of property, would like to become a sponsor,  or would like more information, please contact us at  or via our Facebook page.

High Lakes Swine Club Enjoys Another Deschutes County Fair By Staci Cummings Contributing Writer By the end of July/beginning of August, when Fair rolls around the kids are ready for a week of hard work, long hours, and fun times. Many 4-H clubs descend upon the county fairgrounds in Redmond the day before the fair begins. This year over 800 campers stayed on-site for the week to support their projects. The barns are decorated, and animals weighed and penned. During the week the kids must Photo by Staci Cummings man the Swine barn, keeping the High Lakes Swine Club enjoyed every moment at aisles clean and happy faces for Deschutes County Fair 2016. visitors, and care for the clubs’ animals. The Showmanship event was held, and the kids are judged on their ability to work their pig. This is where all those months of practice are invaluable. As the day goes on we saw the red, blue, and championship ribbons showing up all over the swine barn. Another event the kids participated in is the Market Showing. The judge looked solely at the pig, judging it for the best conformation, and marketability. The last event of the week was the auction itself. Saturday was a tense and exciting day for the kids. This is where they found out how much their hard work paid off. The auction committee sets the starting bid, this year it was five dollars per pound. Do the math…if you have a nicely developed, heavy pig, you stand the chance of making a nice sum of money. All the kids were successful in their sale, and have a nice nest egg built for next year’s project, and some money towards the big plans they have, whether it’s saving for college, a new car, or whatever they have their dreams set on. There were some fun events the club took part in this year too. One was Adult Showmanship. One of our club parents brought home the Reserve Championship ribbon. It sure was entertaining watching the adults try to emulate everything the kids have worked so hard on for months. Our junior club members (Cloverbuds) also had their own Showmanship event. They all did great and received blue ribbons. The club also volunteered in the Over the Clover Café, selling food and drinks to the general public, all supporting the 4-H organization. All the club members are incredibly thankful for the generous support of local family, friends, and businesses who supported their projects. Thanks goes out to Mid State Electric, Les Schwab, Tony and Kathie De Bone, Washington Federal – La Pine Branch, Weaver’s High Lakes Feed, La Pine Building Supply, Wickiup Station Pub, Andy Meeuwesen – Country Financial, Bend Win Supply, Oregon Pet & Feed, Tri County Paving, Jack Robinson & Sons, A&P Pump Service & Well Drilling, Jake Russell Excavation, Smolich Motors, Carlson Sign Co, High Desert Ranch & Home, Bobcat of Central Oregon, Ferguson’s Market, JTM Backhoe & Septic Service, Wilderness Garbage, DJM Investments, Central Oregon Truck, Timothy G Elliott P.C., Tri County Paving, La Pine Dental, JR Faulkner Excavation, Latham Excavation, Pump House Bar and Grill, Taylor Northwest, LLC, and The Corner Store.

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Hot Water Bath Canning 101 It’s Canning Time!

By Linda Stephenson The Newberry Gardener When canning, high quality fresh foods makes for better high quality products, that is why we are canning instead of using store bought. You have control of the ingredients and quality of the ingredients. Choose your canning pan according to the size of jars you will be using. I use a large stainless steel pot that will hold 6 pints. I can the majority of my produce in small quantities since it is just the two of us at home. For fruits and tomatoes I use a larger pot and quart jars. For larger jars you may want to purchase a large granite canning pot. Make sure you have a stainless wire rack to fit into the pot you use. This keeps the jars off the bottom of the canning pot. One thing I want to emphasize is “keep everything clean” cooking pots, utensils, jars, rings, lids, counter tops and your hands. Wash jars either by hand or in a dishwasher. Keep jars hot until ready to be filled. For keeping jars hot, I have two options for you. 1. Place the clean jars upside down in a large pot with 2 or 3 inches of hot water. Bring to a boil and turn off heat. Leave the jars in the water until ready to be filled. 2. This second way is my preferred method. Wash the jars in the dishwasher and then simply leave them there until ready to fill. Keeping the door to the dishwasher closed keeps in the steam and heat. Remove the jars a couple at a time as needed. Fill your canner about one third full of water, heat water until hot, not boiling. Warm the canning seals in a pan of water, do NOT boil. Warm seals make for a better seal on the jars. Prepare your recipe. Since the Zucchini is coming on in the gardens I’m sharing my favorite Zucchini Relish recipe. Fill warm jars leaving a quarter inch head space. Remove air bubbles by running a nonmetallic spatula around the inside of the jar. I use a small rubber spatula. Wipe the rim of the jar clean with a damp tea towel or paper towel. Place seals and rings on jars. Tighten finger tight. You really don’t have to crank down hard, snug is fine. Place jars on the rack in the canner. Make sure that the jars do not touch. Water needs to flow freely around each jar. Add hot water if needed until the jars are covered by at least 2 inches. Cover and return to a full boil. NOW start your timing. Check occasionally to be sure that the canner is maintaining a full boil. You may also need to add boiling water to keep the water level up.

When time is up, turn off the heat. Wait a minute or two before you take your jars out of the canner. Using a jar lifter, carefully remove the jars and set upright on a wooden board or a thick towel to cool. Be sure they are in a draft free area and leave 1 to 2 inches of space in between so air can circulate. I have butcher block in my kitchen so I simply set them there to cool. Do not press on the tops, jars need to cool. I let then set for at least 8 hours before I press on the top to make sure it is sealed. The seal should be sucked down and not pop back up. I love to hear that pop sound as the jars seal. After jars have cooled, NOW you may press on the lid to check the seal. If you find a jar that did not seal, simply put the jar in the fridge and plan on using the food within a few days.

I have many reasons for liking summer time on the high desert. A special one is the opportunity to can several foods that we like and I have canned for many years. Back in the late 90s we met Ted & Lorraine Scholer who live here in La Pine. They gave us the following 2 recipes that I have been using ever since. Spicy Dill Pickles (Water Bath) This time of the year fresh cucumbers are available and inexpensive by the case. The Dill weed is also easy to find. Scrub cucumbers well, remove blossom ends. Bring water in canner to a near boil. Make Vinegar brine 3 cups water 3 cups vinegar (5% acidity) 6 tablespoons pickling salt or good sea salt

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Canning Equipment and utensils needed. Remember, “keep everything clean” as you begin your canning!

It is a good idea (but not essential) to store without the screw cap. Sometimes the caps will rust if you leave them on. If you have one that is stuck don't force it, you may break the seal. Just go ahead and store it with the screw cap in place. Label the jar with the food type and date. You may think that labeling the type of food isn't necessary if you can obviously see it is canned pears. However, what if you are canning applesauce using different types of apples for each batch? You will want to know which is which when you open them later. You can then decide which you like better for next time. Always record a date, at least the year. That way when you find a jar in the back of your cupboard, you will know how old it is. You think you will keep them straight, but it is so easy to forget and so easy to label them now. Trust me. Just do it. Store your jars in a cool, dark, dry environment. Usually a pantry is fine. Don't store in a utility room where there are hot pipes or high humidity. Direct sunlight is a no-no as well. NOTE: for information on which fruits and vegetables are suitable for Hot Water Canning and which ones require Pressure Canning, refer to the BALL™ Canning Book.

Zucchini Relish

10 cups grated zucchini, skin left on 4 cups white onions, chopped fine 2 large green bell peppers, chopped ¾ cup jalapeno peppers, chopped Mix together in a large bowl. Sprinkle 3 tablespoons coarse salt over mixture. Refrigerate overnight. Remove from refrigerator and rinse twice with cold water, drain. In a large kettle add: 4 cups sugar 2½ cups white vinegar 1½ teaspoons celery seed 1 teaspoon black pepper

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½ teaspoon nutmeg 1 teaspoon turmeric Bring to a boil, add zucchini mixture and simmer for 20 minutes. Pour into hot pint jars, add lids, hot water bath for 15 minutes. Makes 5 pints

Bring to a boil then turn off. Brine Needs to be hot when poured into jar. In clean, sterilized wide-mouth quart jars place: 2-4 slices of garlic buds 1 broken and 2-3 dried red chilies Sprig of dill or ¼ tsp of dill seed 1/4 cup of peppercorns (optional) Pack all the jars TIGHTLY with cucumbers.Pour hot brine over them leaving 1/2” headspace and seal. Place jars in a water-bath canner – place carefully on rack, water should cover the tops of jars by 1”. Process for 10 minutes at near boil – NOT full boil. Remove from water and let set to cool. Place in a dark cool place for 6 weeks.

Tuna (Pressure Canning) For canning fresh tuna Ted told us about how they went to Newport each year and got fresh whole 16 to 20lb tunas right off of the boat. He also showed us how to clean them We soon learned that the fresh pre-cleaned tuna loins were more than twice the price of fresh whole tuna per pound. Now we have a friend who lives in the La Pine area (and owns his own boat) that we are able to get cleaned fresh tuna loins from that are ready for canning. Tuna fishing on the Oregon coast, is in high gear this time of the year and the price is right. In clean, sterilized wide-mouth ½ pint jars, leaving 1” headspace, place1/4 tsp salt 1/4 tsp Mrs. Dash Original Sliver of garlic Put on lids & tighten rings. Put 1 ½ quarts of water in pressure canner and add sealed jars. Process half pints for 100 minutes at 15# (for altitude 1,000 ft. or higher). Start timing when pressure regulator starts to jiggle. Note 1: 16 1/2 lbs. of whole fresh (un-frozen) tuna makes 20 half-pint wide-mouth jars. 16 1/2 lbs. of fresh (un-frozen) tuna loins makes 36 half-pint wide-mouth jars. Note 2: For safe processing of low acid foods such as meat, poultry, fish and vegetables dial gauges on your home pressure canner must be tested every year for accuracy. To have your dial gauge tested for free; bring your pressure canner lid with the dial gauge to the Deschutes County Extension office during the week. For more information, please call Glenda Hyde at 541-548-6088 in Redmond.

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Bowhunting: With This Tying the Humpy aka Horner Book You Can’t Lose Deer Hair or Goofus Bug By Candace Gray Contributing Writer Jeremy Johnson grew up learning how to hunt elk from veteran hunters in Florence, Oregon. In his new book, Can’t Lose Bowhunting, he recalls “These are the guys who’ve spent decades relying on their hunting ability to feed their families, and let’s just say, they don’t go hungry.” Johnson soon found bowhunting to be his preference and he’s been learning and sharing that passion all his life. Like most hunters, Johnson has a deep respect for the animals that are hunted. “The project started out for people who successfully shot an animal, but then lost the animal. Ensuring that the animals you shoot are recovered is the primary goal of Can’t Lose Bowhunting” said the first time author. The Johnsons moved to La Pine in 2004; ten years later Jeremy opened a mobile auto service. In Cover Art (skull carving) the spring of this year, he took over a large shop near by Luke Messaris. Cover Gordy’s where Integrity Auto now has a permanent and book layout by home. Nothing like a banner 2016 -– his well-indexed, Kevin Rhoades. 345-page hardcover book is hot off the press! There are 20 chapters of absorbing text and real life stories plus over 200 color photos. Chapters range from “A bowhunter’s success insurance,” to “Trailing animals” and “Testing penetration and the drag factor“ as well as a chapter full of tips and techniques on “Meat care,” among many other sections of technical aspects and detailed experiences. Jeremy’s book is notably non-commercial. Ed Ashby, considered by many to be the most successful big game archery hunter in the world, notes in his forward: “Jeremy has set forth a world of sagacious Photo by Jeremy Johnson bowhunting information Jeremy Johnson is an avid bowhunter who is known locally and—rarely seen in today’s as the owner of Integrity Auto Services and throughout for-profit world —he touts the world as a writer for various national bowhunting no miracle items to make you magazines, founder of, Northwest the deadliest bowhunter to Outdoor Writers Association board member and Bowtech ever stalk the mountains and Pro Staff member. forests. What his entertaining and easily-read book does contain is the information – the knowledge – that one needs to become a far better and more productive bowhunter.” Johnson acknowledges the support of several people in his book, including Central Oregon author and columnist Gary Lewis. He also thanks “most importantly,” his wife, Krista. The Johnsons have two daughters, Cheyenne and Kiely. For more details about Jeremy’s book, visit Copies are $35 from the site or you can save $5 shipping by dropping by Integrity Auto. Call the shop’s office manager Mareta King at 541-876-5433 if you’d like to have a great gift signed with a personal message for the bowhunter in your life.

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This month’s pattern features an old classic, the Humpy. It is a pattern developed by Jack Horner, and was originally called the Horner Deer Hair. Later it was renamed the Goofus Bug, and even later still, became the Humpy. Over time is has become a very versatile pattern for fishing a wide variety of situations. Whatever you call it, this pattern catches fish! It is not designed to imitate any specific insect. But what makes it unique, and effective is that it imitates many different types of insects on the water, from Caddisflies to Stoneflies and even terrestrials. It can be tied Courtesy Photo in many colors. In yellow, The Humpy by Jack Horner, an old classic pattern. it might represent a hopper, in cinnamon the trout might confuse this fly for a caddis, and tied in Hot Orange, as I have demonstrated in the example pattern, it might be a Salmon Fly or October Caddis. It floats high on the water and can be fished right in the middle of heavy river current. But it also fishes well on lakes when skated to resemble a traveling sedge. I tie this pattern in a non-traditional style. In the original, the pattern is tied by folding the hump, or deer hair over the abdomen of the fly back and forth eventually winding up with the tips facing forward to become the wing. I create the hump on this fly using the deer hair tied in for the tail. This style makes getting correct proportions much easier, and I think it is an overall easier way to tie the pattern that the original. Experiment with different sizes and color variations for this pattern. I will tie this pattern as large as a size 8 hook to imitate stoneflies and october caddis and will tie it down to a size 18 for small caddis. Colors I use routinely include: red, yellow, hot orange, olive, black, cinnamon and brown. I also vary the hackle from brown to dun, to ginger and grizzly. Come up with your own color variations and give this a try on your favorite Central Oregon stream or lake.

Hook: Thread: Tail: Abdomen: Wing: Hackle:

Humpy Materials List: Daiichi 1180 Size 14-18 or similar Hot Orange, 70 Denier, or other color as preferred Mule Deer Thread wraps covered with folds of mule deer from the tail Mule Deer Whiting Farms Brown Dry Fly Saddle Hackle

Tying instructions and steps are being published in video form, and can be found on the Sunriver Anglers Facebook page at https://www.facebook. com/SunriverAnglers/, or at the following YouTube URL: https://youtu. be/8RWADScBJn4 Experiment with this pattern during late summer and early fall. If you have questions or would like additional information about the Humpy pattern, please don’t hesitate to email me. Or if you have suggestions on future patterns to feature in this column, I welcome your input. I can be reached at

Paulina Peak 4-H Club Enjoys Deschutes County Fair 2016 By Lynette Confer Deschutes County Fair and Horse Fair 2016 was a huge success for a small town 4-H Community Club. Paulina Peak 4-H Club of La Pine began its’ fourth year last fall. Beginning with monthly meetings, Community Service projects here in our community (La Pine Christmas Basket Association, Toys for Tots, as well as an Adopt a Family program), Idea Fair for educational opportunities, as well as presentations and focused study and work during club meetings in project areas ranging from photography and art to rabbits

and poultry, Paulina Peak 4-H Club kids worked extremely hard this year. Diligence, commitment and dedication paid off, though. Even with adding quite a number of Fair projects this year and volunteering in new ways during Fair, our kids were rewarded with recognition of their hard work in many ways. Paulina Peak 4-H Club of La Pine was awarded the Small Club Herdsmanship Award at both Horse Fair and County Fair this year. Our small club swept the Small Animal Barn this year in the Small Club category, winning the Herdsmanship Award for each

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category of animals in the barn, Poultry, Pigeons and Rabbit/Cavies. Kyle Petersen was awarded Champion Novice Poultry Showman with his Cochin Bantam Rooster, Salt. Emma Scott won Best Male Poultry with her Silkie Rooster, Pumpkin, and received a nice duffle bag as well. Sierra Confer won Grand Champion in Rabbit Hopping with her Holland Lop, Dice. Kailey Kees had a blue-ribbon winning piece of original art chosen to go to State Fair. Julie Dyer had a blue-ribbon winning photo chosen for State Fair. Autumn Gerard had a photo awarded Superintendent’s Choice in Open Class. Sage Confer won Intermediate Reserve Grand Champion for Poultry Showmanship with her Mottled Cochin Bantam Rooster, Senri. Kailey Kees and Autumn Gerard were also awarded Ralph McNulty Memorial Scholarships for rabbits. Sierra Confer was awarded a Ralph McNulty Memorial Scholarship for Poultry. Sage Confer was awarded the Sarah McCoy Equipment Scholarship and a Special Award as well. Thank you to Ralph McNulty Memorial Scholarship sponsors, Mike and Susie Penhollow, Dr. Douglas Zirker, Olim and Liam Rogers, Lois Northup, Ralph’s

Paulina Peak 4-H Community Club Angels, Nancy Cole and Sarah McCoy, Sarah McCoy and Committee. Paulina Peak 4-H Club would also like to thank the Little Deschutes Grange for your generous use of the Grange Hall in La Pine for our meetings. A huge Thank you to the following Businesses and Individuals for their support of our kids this year. Thank you to: Shelly & Gale Starbuck; Gale Starbuck & Son; Taylor Northwest, LLC; Oregon Feed & Pet; Weaver’s High Lakes Feed, LLC; Tony & Kathryn DeBone; Pape Machinery Ag & Turf; Corner Store; La Pine Building Supply and Les Schwab.

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Lil’ Smokies “newgrass” Bluegrass a favorite at Newberry Event

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La Pine Grange Adds Storage Space With New Building Grange started many, many years ago in Europe. When pioneers came to America, Grange Halls were built and established to house community gatherings, meetings, church, school, dancing. “A meeting place equaled a Grange Hall,” said Dave Coen, “and it’s been flourishing ever since.” According to the Oregon State Grange website (, “Since 1873, the Oregon State Grange has been a grassroots, non-partisan advocate for agriculture, rural issues, and American values. Community Granges across the state serve local needs by volunteering countless hours and making their hall the social center of the community.” The Little Deschutes Grange would like to thank local businesses who have helped make this new building possible with support, discounts and materials. “We are truly thankful for all the help and support,” said Coen. Regular events held at the Grange Hall

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“It’s like a giant private party,” said Doug Watt, founder with his wife, Gloria, of the Newberry Event Music and Arts Festival. “Where else can you hear so many award-winning and up-andcoming musical groups in a rural nine acre setting, just outside La Pine.” “It’s a family-friendly party,” Gloria added. “Children 12 and under come for free, and we have activities, vendors, food, art, and Photo by T. BearHampton music for all ages.” The charity The Lil’ Smokies bluegrass group entertained a event is hosted by the Watts large crowd with their “newgrass” progressive at their DiamondStone Guest sounds. The talented group was the 2015 winner Lodges. The 4th annual Newberry of the Telluride Bluegrass Band Competition in event met its goal of almost 500 Colorado. The Lil’ Smokies will return to Central persons attending on the peak Oregon on Wednesday, November 9, performing day, Saturday, July 23. This year at the Volcanic Theatre Pub in Bend. the large main stage and the other more intimate venue featured more than 30 groups over three days. Some people opted to camp on the grounds so they could take in everything. “We had at least 20 RV and 50 tent camps at our site, from as far away as Idaho and southern California. Even some of the locals camped, wanting to make the whole long weekend an affordable get-away, close by,” Doug commented. For the fourth year, the Watts’ partner in the event is Shawn Jackson of ActionDeniro Productions in Bend. Jackson donates his time and expertise as a booking agent and promoter, bringing to Newberry a wide variety of musical groups. “These groups are on tour to major cities,” said Jackson. “When they hear about our incredible venue and that it’s a cause-related effort, well known groups--such as The Lil’ Smokies and Andy Frasco & the U.N. this year-as well as musicians who are building their following, they all get excited to be a part of this festival.” To see if you’re in one of the many photos from event photographer T. Bear Hampton, Photo by T. Bear Hampton and to keep in touch about next year’s 5th annual festival, see Uhane Hawaii dancers performed to an appreciative audience at the festival, sharing the art and music of Hula and Tahitian dances. The all- diamondstoneguestlodges/ volunteer group of adults, teens, and children of all and Instagram@newberryevent. Product and art donations ages performs at a variety of community service to the silent auction from and fundraising events in Central Oregon. sponsors and 14 arts and crafts vendors, the financial support of the festival’s many expenses by local businesses, and the time and labor given by dedicated volunteers, made the fundraising efforts a success. The Newberry Event raised over $2,000 this year for the ongoing beneficiary, the Oregon chapter of the national Multiple Sclerosis Society. Gloria, who was diagnosed with MS over 30 years ago, noted “We’ve created a growing summer music event and stimulated the local economy, while raising research funds for this mysterious and progressive condition.” “We could not sustain this huge effort without our volunteers and sponsors” Doug said. “Local businesses who were key 2016 sponsors include Deschutes Brewery, Crater Lake Distillery, La Pine Frontier Days, Nevado Mountain Adventures, MidState Electric, Bancorp Insurance, La Pine Realty, Little D Technology, and Peak Performance. Other important sponsors were the Broomsmen, who will return next year to work towards making the Newberry Event a Zero Impact Festival. Adventure Medics brought much appreciated medical services with their onsite trailer and amazing professionals. We appreciate all our supporters.” The Newberry Event is a nonprofit 501c3 association. DOLL HOUSES, HOBBY SHOP, & FAMILY BOUTIQUE “Contributions of any size are needed and appreciated” said Gloria. “You get a tax 16487 Bluewood Place deduction and a great Suite 1, La Pine sense of satisfaction, store: 541-536-6199 direct: 541-280-7206 knowing you are Robert & Shirley Kindell supporting good fun email: for a good cause.”

Little Deschutes Grange of La Pine is in the process of constructing a new storage building on their property at 51518 Morson Street in La Pine. This project has been in the works for months and Grange members broke ground on the project earlier this summer. A team effort, the new Grange building is currently being built by a few members lead by Dave Coen, Grange member. “This building is a much needed addition,” stated Coen. “We need additional space to store furniture and other items donated to the Grange for our annual Labor Day weekend sale we hold each year. Funds we raise from this sale helps fund our scholarships we offer to local youth every year. Everything we make on these sales goes back into the community.” The new building is 14’x40’ in size and will cost $15,000 total to build. Planned for quite some time, Coen said it took two months to get the needed permits from Deschutes County and the City of La Pine. Although the Photo by Lynette Confer Grange members Work continues despite the heat on the storage building were hoping to have the building built, being built next to the Historic Grange Hall. extremely busy contractors during the summer season include: Saturday Market the first Saturday dictated that they move ahead with the of each month, vendors are invited to pay project on their own. “I’m working on this a small fee, the Grange kitchen is open around the clock right now,” stated Coen. and all proceeds go toward Scholarships “We plan to have it completed within the for local youth. For more information on Saturday Market, call Sam McClellin, next month.” 541-536-9265. The fourth Friday of The Little Deschutes Grange’s original each month beginning at 2:30 is a Food white building on the property was built Giveaway, food is donated to the Grange in 1912 as the Pioneer Hall, a Community and given away to anyone in need, free of Hall in La Pine. A strong advocate for charge, no qualification required. Other Historical buildings and preservation, groups and organizations use the Grange Coen noted that “this is the only building Hall for meetings, and the Grange Hall is left in La Pine that is a complete historical available for rental for special events. For structure.” Coen went on to note that the more information on rental of the Grange, Grange building is listed on the City of La call Ann Fenwick at 503-680-9321. Pine’s register of Historical Places. The Little Deschutes Grange holds “The Grange brings people together,” monthly meetings and potluck dinners stated another Grange member Beverly on the third Tuesday of each month at 6 Coen. “We try to help others in the p.m. Everyone is invited and encouraged community as much as possible, we have to attend! For more information, call Pam fun and gather together for the good of Cosmo at 541-536-3007. the community.” The Coens explained the origins of the Grange, stating that the

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Local Rotary Sets Grant Application Deadline In this column we share what local Rotarians, your La Pine-Sunriver friends and neighbors, are doing to help South Deschutes County. INTRODUCING A FOUNDATION FOR GOOD – The Sunriver Rotary Club Foundation is a 501(C)(3) charitable corporation, which was formed “…to make donations to, dispense charitable contributions through, and otherwise aid and support those organizations organized exclusively for charitable, educational, literary or scientific purposes.” The Trustees of the Foundation have further stipulated that all donations, contributions, aid and support be limited to the youth, the aged and the disadvantaged within the Sunriver, Three Rivers and La Pine communities. Since its founding twenty years ago, the Rotary Club of Sunriver and later, the Club’s newly formed Foundation, have raised more than $500,000 to support nonprofits in South Deschutes County. GRANT REQUESTS NOW BEING ACCEPTED - If you know of an organization that meets the above mentioned purpose and stipulation of the Foundation, the club would welcome their application for funding. “Any organization can go to our club website to learn more and to find an application,” explains Sunriver Rotarian Dennis Smeage, foundation distribution chairperson. “The club’s website is The deadline for submission is no later than October 31, 2016 and all applications are reviewed for completeness upon receipt.” Dennis adds that the financial information requested at the bottom of the application needs to be completed or you need to explain the absence thereof. A follow-up interview may be required as part of the application process. Applicants will be informed of the Foundation’s decision in early December. If you have questions regarding the application process or wish to obtain additional information, please contact Dennis Smeage at or 541-593-7612. HAVE A STORY TO TELL? – The Rotary club is always looking for great programs to share with our members at our weekly Wednesday morning (7:35 a.m.) meetings. If you would like to be a speaker at a Rotary meeting please email Mark Dennett (

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Sunriver Area Chamber of Commerce To Hold Annual Business Meeting Sept. 22 The Sunriver Area Chamber of Commerce will be holding their annual business meeting on Thursday September 22nd at SHARC. According to Kent Elliott, executive director of the Chamber, “the mission of the Surniver Area Chamber of Commerce is to promote and enhance the economic vitality of the Sunriver area. For the Sunriver area, economic vitality is not just promoting tourists to businesses, but includes the economic health of the entire community as well as the residents who live here on a full or part time basis”. Some of the community issues that the Chamber will be discussing are finding an alternative to public river access at Harpers Bridge, making the Business Park more pedestrian and

bike friendly and the operation of the community potlucks. Member services to be discussed include the publication of the Surniver Magazine, weekly enews services and a presentation of the Chamber’s new web site. In addition, in July the Chamber met with the Deschutes County Commissioners and provided them with a request for funding. The Chamber will share the presentation to the County and the Commissioner’s response. Doors to the SHARC will open at 7:30 am with the meeting starting at 8:00 am. The meeting is open to all Chamber members as well as to anyone interested in the Chamber’s activities. The meeting is free and a continental breakfast will be served.

Sunriver Community Stars Theater Fall Production - “Give My Regards to Broadway” 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

Sunriver Women’s Club Annual Welcome Back Social Tuesday, September 20, is the Sunriver Women’s Club Annual Welcome Back Social from 2- 4 p.m. at SHARC in Sunriver. This event celebrates our members, activities, and opportunities; it begins our annual membership drive for 2016-17. We would love to have you join the Sunriver Women’s Club and

explore the many opportunities available! It is an old-fashioned “Easy as Pie Social” open to all women in the greater Sunriver area, including La Pine. Learn more about the Sunriver Women’s Club at

Take Your Mind Off Politics With A Good Murder Mystery Tired of all the endless political news on TV and social media? Here’s a great way to escape for an evening, and support the La Pine Community Kitchen, too. Don your cowboy boots and best Western garb and attend an evening of fun and food at Thousand Trails October 6h from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. South Deschutes County history is rich with intrigue, and a La Pine author has written a murder mystery based on actual events for you to solve! While gathering information as to “Who

dunnit”, you will enjoy samples of local cuisine provided by La Pine and Sunriver restaurants. This event, hopefully to become an annual one, is called the Newberry Nibble. Tickets are $15.00 per person, and there will be a no-host bar. Donations for the La Pine Community Kitchen will cheerfully be accepted as well. For reservations, call the Kitchen’s Executive Director and Sunriver Rotarian Kim at 541-536-1312.

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like to hire locally if at all possible, but we also have to hire from outside the And, La Pine is incredibly independent.” area. Incorporating the new Brand and At the City Council meeting on Logo will help attract new people to the August 10 and at the La Pine Chamber area,” Cuevas explained. Breakfast on August 19, the end result Through this process, it was evident of months of research and information that the people of La Pine like having gathering was revealed. La Pine officially a voice. “This was a way for La Pine has adopted its’ Brand, its’ logo. to identify itself, identify ourselves,” The Brand Character that emerged City Manager Misley remarked. “It’s contained the following identifying all encompassing, not just for the words: “proud, beautiful, independent, incorporated City of La Pine. The Brand close, affordable, wide-open, friendly, is bigger than the City. It encompasses all caring, small-town, future focused.” of La Pine, all of us.” A pine cone, representing new seeds, According to Burton, “The process new growth, with the words “La Pine/ involved and the pulling together of Oregon” incorporated into the logo. the community was just as important “There is power in this Brand, in its’ as the end result, which was this brand simplicity,” stated Bowler of Mandala and logo.” Burton added that there was, Agency. “With the support of the City, overall, a real sense of pride and identity Chamber, EDCO and businesses, I think established. “Through this process, the likelihood of success moving forward people can now put into words what they with this is really high.” like about this area.” “These are characteristics that you can Cuevas credited Burton’s ability use to motivate people to change their to pull together a cross sectional opinion, to change their behavior and representation of the community for the motivate them to live here, move here, Branding Team. “Janet was key in pulling build businesses here,” stated Bowler. togerher a great representation of the “These are the characteristics you want community,” said Cuevas. “The timing to amplify. Words show deep emotions, was right. People were ready to see and you can use that to market your something in action and Janet connected community.” with all these people.” One La Pine Branding Team member, “Branding is much larger than a logo. Marketing and Communications There are emotions behind it,” remarked Associate for Midstate Electric Renita Cuevas. Cuevas, had nothing but positive “La Pine is in a powerful position,” feedback regarding her experience in said Bowler of Mandala. “We were able helping to build La Pine Brand and Logo. to visually connect with the words we “For me, it was this bringing together of heard from the majority of community, the community to say, ‘Yes, this is who yet do so in a way to amplify future we are, this is who La Pine is.’ The logo growth potential.” was the visual reflection of the words that Mayor Ken Mulenex agreed, saying, came out of the meetings,” Cuevas noted. “I believe that the new La Pine Branding “The need for this branding initiative and Logo are one of the best pieces for La Pine came out of the need for of work we have done as a City and consistency throughout the community,” Community. This represents a new Cuevas noted. “There is a sense of beauty beginning and will bring a greater focus here, love for community, but also the on La Pine.” sense of living in the shadow of Bend “I think the new logo is awesome and often the negative perceptions of La because of what it represents... the simple Pine by other cities, towns and media. but clear message of the Pine Cone, We needed a consistent brand, a positive which represents our existing “Aliveness image that businesses, individuals, and Vitality”, as well as what will be new organizations and agencies could buy and fresh. That all comes from the seeds into, adopt and embrace.” Cuevas also of what is now existing... the potential we noted the importance of this brand for our have, our youth, new folks who come to youth as well, noting the importance of visit and stay and what they will add to consistency to help our youth take pride the mix of what is already a wonderful in their community. community,” stated Dan Varcoe, What happens now? “We are at the end Branding Team member representing of Phase I with this Branding Initiative,” SBDC, RDI and The Newberry Eagle. stated La Pine City Manager Cory “And.. the idea of “Living La Pine Misley. “Phase II will encompass taking Strong” should resonate with our people. this information, the words and logo, We attract the independent folks, those and weaving it into marketing materials, who have the “Frontiersmen” attitude, websites, utilizing it at City Hall on those who are willing to invest in buildings and public works trucks and themselves and their community for a business cards.” better and stronger future. Our logo is An example of integrating La Pine’s new simple, clear and strong, and forward Brand and Logo into marketing strategy looking... and that is La Pine’s brand.” is Midstate Electric’s webpage. After According those interviewed, the the new Brand and Logo was adopted benefit of a Community Brand and by La Pine City Council, Cuevas began Logo is economic to be sure. But, it working to incorporate the new message also serves to build a stronger sense of into their website. “It wasn’t that time community and pride, consistency and consuming,” stated Cuevas, “we just had unity. According to Cuevas, “Through to figure out how we wanted to put the the Branding process, I think we are able message together. Here at Midstate, we to get out of the shadow of any other community and shine.” For more information on utilizing the new La Pine Brand and Logo in marketing or other uses, and for information A Family Hobby Shop & Boutique ARK Miniature Enterprises & Gypsy Cat Junk on the Brand 16487 Bluewood Place, Suites 1 & 2 Standards for use, 541-536-6199 • La Pine, OR 97739 contact City Hall at Facebook: That1ThingFamily 541-536-1432.

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commercial features. COIC currently operates the Cascade East Transit bus system that will currently offers bus service connecting the communities from Madras/Warm Springs south to La Pine. The U.S. 97: Sunriver Interchange to OR 31 project will open bidding for project in 2017. Construction will begin in 2018. Total estimated cost for the project will be approximately $9.8 million.

Regional Transit Improvements on the Horizon for CET Bend, ORE – The Central Oregon Intergovernmental Council is pleased to announce improvements coming to regional transit service on Cascades East Transit in the near future. COIC’s announcement comes on the heels of receiving a formal approval from the Oregon Transportation Commission who made their final decision last week on awarding ConnectOregon funds; the Redmond transit hub was one of 39 multimodal projects in the state awarded grant funding. The award from the State of Oregon ConnectOR VI grant completed the necessary funding to allow CET to implement a slate of transit capital improvements across the region aimed at improving public access to employment, education, health care, and other essential destinations. Regional Transit Capital Improvements • Redmond transit hub and park-and-ride lot – construction to begin summer of 2017 • Enhanced bus stop shelters for major Bend stop locations – in progress • Enhanced bus stop shelters for the Community Connector system – 2018 • La Pine transit hub – 2018 • Transit style (low floor) buses – 2017 A key catalyst for the development of these regional transit improvements was the Central Oregon Regional Solutions Committee, which highlighted transit as a regional priority by securing state funding to increase transit access to the new OSU-Cascades fouryear university campus in Bend. The Committee contributed funding for the new Redmond transit hub and park-and-ride lot, the La Pine

transit hub, the major stops in Bend, and one low-floor bus. Additional funding sources for the regional improvements are the State of Oregon STIP/Enhance program, ConnectOR VI, the City of Redmond, the Oregon Community Foundation, and COIC. “CET is pleased to provide improved transit service across the region to meet the growing needs of Central Oregon,” remarked Karen Friend, COIC Interim Executive Director. “Regional transit is essential to supporting Central Oregon’s access to employment, education, and affordable housing." The Central Oregon Regional Solutions Advisory Committee unanimously supported the OSU Cascades Campus as the most important economic development priority in the region. The committee recognizes the critical role that transit plays in connecting people to where they work, go to school, live and recreate. In addition to the investment for a Redmond transit hub, The Central Oregon Regional Solutions Advisory Committee invested in a La Pine transit hub, enhanced bus stops in Bend, and a transit style bus. Central Oregon Intergovernmental Council was designated a Council of Governments in 1972 under ORS 190. Cascades East Transit, operated by COIC, runs a fixed-route, community connector shuttles, and general public Dial-A-Ride services. CET provides services in Bend, Redmond, La Pine, Prineville, Sisters, Madras, Metolius, Culver, and Warm Springs. Cascades East Transit is the largest transit provider in the state of Oregon without dedicated local funding.







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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 541-5366237. 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. La Pine Senior Activity Center, Mon & Wed, 9-10:30am. Line dancing class. 1st 45 mind for beginners, 2nd 45 mind for intermediate. Drop in donation of $2 suggested, but not required. Call Sheila Anderson, instructor, for more info 541598-4762. Fri, 9/9, 5pm, La Pine High School. Unveiling of the new state of the art digital scoreboard at LPHS. Ceremony at 5pm, Game time 7pm for Home Season Opener. Come on out and show your support. GO HAWKS! Fri, 9/16, 7:30-9:00am. La Pine Chamber Breakfast at Senior Center. Call Chamber to RSVP, 541-536-9771. Tues, 9/20, 5:30-7:30pm, LPRD Board Meeting. Agenda is posted outside the La Pine Park & Rec Community Center building for Public Notice. Sunriver Rotary Club of Sunriver meets every Wednesday, beginning at 7:00 am (breakfast served at 7:30 am) at the Sunriver Resort’s Hearth Room. Visiting Rotarians are always welcome at the weekly meetings. If you are interested in joining or attending a meeting, contact Mark Dennett at 541-488-4925 to enjoy a complimentary visit. http://sunriverrotary. org Fri, 9/3-Sat, 9/4. 10am-3pm. The Annual Friends of the Library Book Sale will take place over the Labor Day weekend. After 3pm on Sat you can purchase an entire “Box of Books” for $5.00. Some volunteers are still needed to help with the book sales. If you can help, please sign up at the Sunriver Library during normal business hours or call 541-312-1080. http:// Tues, 9/20, 2-4pm, is the Sunriver Women’s Club Annual Welcome Back Social at SHARC in Sunriver. This event celebrates our members, activities, and opportunities; it begins our annual membership drive for 2016-17. We would love to have you join the Sunriver

Women’s Club and explore the many opportunities available! It is an oldfashioned “Easy as Pie Social” open to all women in the greater Sunriver area, including La Pine. Renew friendships and make new ones while sampling pies and sipping refreshments. Come get your “piece of the pie”! Learn more about the Sunriver Women’s Club at www. Sun, 9/25, 5pm at SHARC in Sunriver. Craig Johnson Returns. Craig will give a presentation on the next in the Walt Longmire series, An Obvious Fact. Please sign up early to attend this free event, space is limited. Sign up by e-mailing or calling 541-593-2525 or stopping by Sunriver Books & Music. An Obvious Fact releases September 13th, we are happy to pre-order for you. We thank SROA and SHARC for partnering with us to bring this event to Sunriver! Crescent Mon, 9/5, 8am-11am. COLVRT Annual Labor Day Pancake Breakfast. Fire Hall Community Center, 20400 Crescent Lake Hwy. Crescent Lake. Summer Lake 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 or call 541-943-3983. Playa Presents winter hours are 3-5pm beginning in Sept. 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. Other Areas Fri – Sun, 9/30-10/2. Fri, 11am-3pm; Sat, 8:30am-3pm; Sun, 8:30am-3pm. Attention Dog Lovers!! A fun event for all ages! MARK your calendars today for the Mt Bachelor Kennel Club All Breed Agility Trials!! Location: Crook County Fairgrounds in Prineville, OR ~ 1280 South Main Street. Cost: FREE event for spectators….(great family fun) held in an indoor arena with over 300 competitors. Easy parking, bleacher seating and includes an additional Special Event with great prizes! This Event is Accepting Entries for Mixed Breed Dogs listed in the AKC Canine Partners Program and held under American Kennel Club Rules and Regulations. For more information, contact Sandy Lachowski, 541-388-4979,

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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! There will be NO Storytime in La Pine on 9/1, but Storytime will resume on 9/8. Thursdays, 10:30 am Friends of the La Pine Library Hours for the Friends of the La Pine Library’s Book Nook: Tuesdays · 10:00 am – 1:00 pm, and Thursdays & Saturdays · 1:00 – 4:00 pm Library Closure: All Deschutes Public Libraries will be CLOSED on Mon, Sept 5. The Library Book Club Join us as we read and discuss Stiff, by Mary Roach. Everyone is welcome! Thursday, September 15, 12:00 pm LEGO Block Party Read! Build! Play! Join other builders and a gazillion LEGOs. All ages welcome! Saturday, September 17, 1:00 pm Friends of the La Pine Library Meeting September monthly meeting of the Friends of the La Pine Library. Everyone is welcome to attend! Tuesday, September 27, 1:00 pm Music and Movement Music, movement and stories to develop skills! This program is geared to 3, 4 and 5 year olds. Thursday, September 29, 10:30 am People with disabilities needing accommodations (alternative formats, seating or auxiliary aides) should contact Community Librarian, Roxanne Renteria, at 541-312-1091, or The La Pine Public Library is located at 16425 1st Street, in La Pine, Oregon.

Free Legal Assistance Offered for Low-Income Seniors in Sept.

Central Oregon Council on Aging and the Legal Aid Services of Oregon are working together to offer legal services to low-income older adults living in Central Oregon. These services are provided to adults 60 years and older with preference to those in greatest social and economic need, with particular attention to low income, minority and frail individuals. The next Legal Assistance sessions will be held on Tuesday, September 13, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. with an attorney from Legal Aid Services, at the La Pine Senior Center, located at 16450 Victory Way. To schedule an appointment and to get more information, call Karen Ward at 541-536-6237. The following list of priority services will be offered to seniors: income maintenance, healthcare, food & nutrition and housing & utilities. Additional services may include correspondence, negotiations and preparation of legal documents. Appointments are scheduled for one half hour only. Criminal cases, simple wills, fee generating cases or conflicts of interest cannot be handled through this program. The Council on Aging is a local

nonprofit organization dedicated to the development and coordination of services for older adults throughout Central Oregon. For more information about COCOA visit their website at or call 541-678-5483.

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