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Issue 7

November 2016

Oregon’s Youngest 39,000+ Pieces of Mail City Celebrates its Come to La Pine Weekly 10th Anniversary Lori Morrow, Kelly Reesman and Bill Bufford (left to right) gear up for the busiest season of the year. They urge customers to come prepared, with packages wrapped and labeled properly, and letters legibly addressed.

By Lynette Confer Editor

A Look Back at the Successful 2006 Incorporation Effort Ten years ago this month, after failed attempts dating back to 1985, La Pine voters finally passed a ballot proposal to incorporate a seven-square-mile area to establish La Pine. Oregon’s youngest city was born. The first time this question appeared on a ballot was March 26, 1985. Several previous attempts failed as well, mostly because of failure to meet requirements by certain deadlines. Ironically, the fierce independence and strong spirit that is found within our community often stood between those in favor of incorporation and those staunchly opposed to the idea. By 2006, the process for getting the proposal to incorporate on the ballot was understood. And the man who spearheaded this most recent effort was confident he knew what was needed to be successful this time around. Bob Cox, a Financial Advisor for Edward Jones since 2002, had lived in La Pine since 1996. He saw the far-reaching benefits of establishing a city here. “We just had our first stop light installed at First Street in front of Ace Hardware,” Cox explained. “Yet some questioned the choice of location, and other things happening at the time made people feel they weren’t being heard. We wanted a voice,” Cox said. The first step was to form a local committee: the La Pine Political Action

photo by Lynette Confer

By Andrea Hine Contributing Writer

photo by Lynette Confer

After a recent Branding and Marketing effort, La Pine adopted a new community logo. A new sign reflecting the logo and brand recently replaced past signage in the downtown corridor across from the La Pine Chamber.

Inside This Issue New Food Section Pages 16-18

“The only thing that stays the same in the postal system is change,” said Jennifer Deveney, Postmaster for La Pine’s Post Office since 2009. “It’s constant.” And Deveney has the first-hand experience to know what she’s talking about. Starting her postal career at age 19, Deveney worked as a city carrier for five years in Albany, Oregon, and prior to La Pine, spent three years in the coastal town of Waldport. The mother of two boys (ages nine and 10) and a two-year-old baby girl (which she described as “the best job in the world,” Deveney feels that “growing up in a small town is very important for kids. I’m proud to live here.” Responsible for overseeing five on-site employees, contractors with seven specific delivery routes, and the Crescent and Gilchrist post offices, Deveney provided information to help customers understand the daily challenges they face. “Everyone here is a pleasure to work with,” she emphasized. U.S. Postal System The U.S. Postal System delivers more mail to more addressees in a larger geographical area than any other post in the world – nearly 156 million addresses in every state, city and town in the country. It is totally self-funded through the sale of postage and post office box rentals. It has

not received any tax subsidies since 1982. Price increase for stamps and postal rates are federally mandated, i.e., determined at the national level. La Pine Post Office Facts Contains 116 parcel lockers and 2,691 rental boxes; Seven contracted routes (see “No Rural Carriers Here” below) account for 3,780 deliveries daily; Total La Pine deliveries are 6,471; For the same time period, in the postal box section, 30,878 pieces of letter mail were processed, and 8,269 flats (catalogs and magazines). Employee Information We have five employees on site, some of whom arrive by 5:30 a.m., as the mail must be sorted by 8 a.m. and distributed in the individual post office boxes by 10 a.m. No Rural Carriers Here Unlike larger cities such as Bend or Salem, La Pine doesn’t have rural carriers. The people you see driving on roads such as 6th Street who are stopping and putting items into mailboxes are contractors. They are hired by the post office, and must provide their own insurance and vehicle. A single route covers as many as 155.4 miles daily.

POST OFFC cont. on pg. 22

Holiday Generosity Pages 15-16 Outpost Instills Family Atmosphere Page 4 Chamber of Commerce Steals Show in Portland Page 5 LPHS Students Play “First Ever” Role Page 3

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Important men in the history of La Pine stand together for “The Cowboys of La Pine” Cookbook photo in 2011. From left to right, top to bottom, Dan Varcoe, Don Greiner, Gene Whisnett, Tony DeBone, Bob Cox, Ken Mulenex, Stu Martinez. Each man has served in our City, County or State through the past ten years or more. CITY cont. on page 22

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Newberry Eagle Newspaper - Regional News & Events THE

EAGLE Regional News and Events

P.O. Box 329 16405 First St. Ste. 3 La Pine, OR 97739 Lynette Confer Editor-in-Chief

(541) 536-3972 Kelly Notary Advertising Sales

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The Newberry Eagle Board of Directors Dan Varcoe

Board President

Ken Mulenex

Board Treasurer

Bea Leach Hatler Board Secretary

Helen Woods Board Member

Terry Mowry Board Member

The Newberry Eagle is a non profit newspaper which operates under the auspices of the La Pine Community Action Team (LCAT). The Newberry Eagle serves the communities of La Pine and Sunriver, as well as North Klamath and North Lake Counties. We strive for accuracy, fairness, truth, independence, honesty, impartiality, transparency, accountability, respect and excellence in reporting, editing and publishing. This monthly newspaper is available free of charge at numerous locations throughout our area.

Editorial Policy

The Newberry Eagle covers people you know, news that affects our communities, and events that make our region special. The Newberry Eagle welcomes your articles, letters to the editor, photographs and story ideas. Stories should be 500 words or less, Letters to the Editor should be 250 words or less, with lengthier letters (550 words or less) considered for Opinions column. Digital photos should be large format (300 dpi is best). Send your submissions to Editor-in-Chief Lynette Confer at Please note: Submissions may be edited for length, clarity, good taste and libel. Submissions are not guaranteed to be published. Unsigned submissions with no contact information, or submissions addressed to third parties, will not be published. For more information, contact the Editor. Publication in The Newberry Eagle does not necessarily reflect the opinions of Board of Directors. The content of this newspaper may not be reprinted or posted without the express written permission from the publisher.

Submission Deadline

All submissions, including articles, Letters to the Editor, photographs and calendar events must be submitted to The Newberry Eagle on or before 21st of each month. Please submit to or upload directly to our website at Click tab “Submit articles and ads to Newberry News”.

Advertising Deadline

Advertising deadline for The Newberry Eagle is the 21st of each month. For information on advertising rates, ad sizes or other questions, please email Sales Account Executive Kelly Notary at or call 541-536-3972. Cameraready ads can be emailed to or uploaded to our website at Click tab “Submit articles and ads to Newberry News.” The Newberry Eagle Board of Directors, staff, and volunteers look forward to your reading and contributing to this regional community newspaper.

Safety Reminder— Stay Away From Downed Lines Fall is upon us and winter is just around the corner. Winter weather increases the chance of downed power lines. If you see a downed line, keep yourself and others away. Don’t ever try to help by moving downed wires or cutting trees off power lines. If a power line is blocking the entrance to your driveway, do not attempt to drive over it. Immediately report these situations to MEC by calling (541) 5362165.

November 2016

Cooler Weather Brought Mid-October End to Declared Fire Season Cooler and damper weather brought an end to the declared wildland fire season on October 15 this year. This determination was made by the Central Oregon Fire Chiefs Association, which thanked “everyone for their vigilance in getting all our communities safely through another wildland fire season.” In select areas, residential debris and pile burning were also permitted starting October 15. Residents should check with their local fire department for details, requirements, and a permit. (Some municipalities and home owner associations, such as the City of Bend and Sunriver, do not allow open burning at any time during the year within their jurisdictions.)

The Central Oregon Fire Chiefs Association urges homeowners to prepare their property for the next fire season by thinning and removing ladder fuels from their property. On-site chipping and/or hauling to the local transfer site are viable options. The U.S. Forest Service & Bureau of Land Management will be executing prescribed burns throughout the region this fall. These will be conducted under carefully planned conditions with federal fire resources, professional fire managers and firefighters on scene, during favorable weather conditions. These prescribed burns improve forest health and reduce forest fuels in order to lower future wildfire risk to our communities.

Guard and Reserve Commissary On-Site Sale Coming to Bend The Defense Commissary Agency offers Guard and Reserve on-site sales as a way to bring the commissary benefit to authorized shoppers who do not live close to a brick and mortar store. The commissary benefit is a valued part of military pay, offering service members savings on groceries and household items over commercial retail prices. National Guard, Reserve, Coast Guard and active-duty service members and military retirees can take advantage of savings on groceries during a Guard and Reserve on-site sale at Bend, Oregon’s National Guard Armory this December. Shoppers can view the full list of items available and place an order by selecting Guard/Reserve Sales from the commissary website, www.commissaries. com. Find the Dec. 9 sale at the Bend Armory, then select Order Now. Orders must be placed by Nov. 24. Products ordered will be available for pick up on Dec. 9, between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m., at Bend National Guard Armory, 875 SW Simpson Ave., Bend, OR 97702. A wide selection of items will be available including canned goods, plastic and paper products, including diapers, snack items, cleaning supplies, pet foods and supplies, health and beauty items, holiday baking needs, and more. Some items will be sold in club packs for

additional savings Shoppers must show their military identification card when they pick up their order. For additional information on this sale, contact Janet Landon at (253) 966-9141 or email janet.landon@deca. mil or Ron Lewis at (253) 966-8470 or Information on other on-site sales can be found on the commissary website, www.commissaries. com, by selecting Guard/Reserve Sales under Quick Links. Stay Connected to Your Commissary Benefit COMMISSARIES.COM: Visit www. to learn more about the Defense Commissary Agency: check out the latest news, find a store near you, see what’s on sale, create a shopping list, learn of food and product recalls, scan employment opportunities, read frequently asked questions, submit a customer comment form online through DeCA’s Your Action Line and more.

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Civic News

LPHS Students to Play “First Ever” Role in Business Support Program By Newberry Eagle News Staff

Ten high school freshmen and sophomores from La Pine High School (LPHS) - all from Intro to Business class or the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) Club - will soon partner with 22 community volunteers as part of the new Business Retention and Expansion Program (BR&E) being spearheaded by the La Pine Chamber. BR&E is a program facilitated through Rural Development Initiatives (RDI) and funded primarily by the USDA. The program has been initiated in several communities in Oregon, including The Dalles and Veneta. Both the student and adult groups separately took part in a three-hour training session led by Michael Held, Senior Program Manager, Economic Vitality Services Department of Rural Development Initiatives (RDI). The training included a presentation and mock interview sessions to help prepare the volunteers to go out into the communities of La Pine and Sunriver to interview area businesses. “Our goal is to connect with 40-60 area businesses and offer resources and support in areas where they might be struggling,” said Held. “Experience has shown that we are able to connect with 15-20 percent of businesses we reach out to,” Held explained. “That ends of being five to seven businesses, but one business here is equal to 250 in an area like Portland.” This is the first time local students have been involved in the BR&E

photo by Lynette Confer

LPHS Business Students participate in training session with RDI on Oct. 19. program. “We are really interested to see how this plays out,” said Held. “I have a hunch that area business owners will be more open to interviews with the students involved. They will see this as a learning opportunity for the kids and be more open to the process as a result.” According to LPHS Business teacher Jeff Baisch, “This is a huge deal for the kids. The entire process has been great so far, and the experience will be invaluable. It really gets the kids thinking about their community and what challenges local businesses face in rural areas.” Within weeks, area businesses can expect to be contacted by La Pine Chamber and LPHS teams to schedule interviews as part of the BR&E program. Information gathered during the interview process with the teams will be used to connect area businesses with resources to help them become more profitable and successful in the challenging world of rural business ownership.

Sunriver Hosts State Economic Development Conference Sunriver recently hosted the State Economic Development Conference. This one and a half-day conference brings economic developers from all over Oregon to look at the latest information on how to attract and develop business. Pictured here (from left to right) are Rob Miller, Tony DeBone, Jamie Christman and Eric Strobel.

Photo by T. Myers







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November 2016

City of La Pine News & Updates City Hall Meetings

The public is invited to attend all meetings listed; the 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 are 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. Wednesday, November 9 - Planning Commission Meeting & Public Hearing - 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, November 15 - Open House on Water & Wastewater Improvements Project at La Pine Community Center Doors open 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, November 16 - City Council Work Session - 5 p.m. Regular City Council Meeting follows Work Session November 23 - City Council Work Session cancelled *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 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Please visit, call or email City Hall with any questions or concerns.

Network of Oregon Electric Co-ops Grassroots The State Legislature will return in February 2017 for a full session. MEC will be actively working with other Oregon electric cooperatives to remind lawmakers about the importance of affordable and reliable electricity. If we are to provide affordable power and best represent the needs of you, our members, we need your participation in our grassroots network of electric co-op consumers throughout Oregon. When asked, these people contact elected officials to express support or opposition to a bill that would impact electric rates. We need your help to keep electric rates affordable. Please take a moment to join Oregon Electric Cooperative ACTION (formerly Power of Community) by calling Marketing at

(541) 536-2126, option 5, or emailing your name, address and phone number to

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


Attention City of La Pine Residents:

TheCity is hosting an open house to inform residents of a planned

Water/Wastewater SystemsImprovements and Expansion

Location: La Pine Community Center 16405 First Street, La Pine Hours:November15, 2016 5:30-7:00 p.m.


Doorsopen at 5:30 p.m. Presentationand Q&Asessionto follow with informational booths on Process/Funding/Cost,Existingand Future Infrastructure, and Land UsePlanning

La Pine City Hall,

16345 Sixth Street, La Pine








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Newberry Eagle Newspaper - Regional News & Events

November 2016

Outpost Owners Treat Employment First in Employees “Like Family” Central Oregon Melissa Carroll, who wanted to work at a restaurant, has been at Café Yum in east Bend since May 2015. Kloe Olkski, manager, said, “We’d only been open four months and had a lot of turnover. I need an employee who wants to be there and who works super hard. Melissa’s enthusiasm and work ethic has influenced the other employees.”

By Andrea Hine

Contributing Writer

“We harass the heck out of customers, and they give it right back. The atmosphere here is relaxed and friendly, professional yet fun,” said Annie Stites, manager of the Outpost and a La Pine resident for 30 years. “We love our customers – they make this the best place to work.” Stites, a cake decorator and baker by profession until joining the Outpost in 2007, explained that the founders – Tom and Rae Ellen Stillings – started in retail by selling CD and car stereos and radios before branching out into general merchandising. By the time Tom passed away (just before the couple’s 50th wedding anniversary), the enterprise had grown to four stores in Madras (the headquarters), Prineville, The Dalles and La Pine. The company, Quality Sounds Inc., is now run by Stillings’ two daughters, their husbands, and a third son-in-law who serves as accountant and “go-to guy.” Although there is a division of responsibility among family members, Stites claimed “they are all very close and work together beautifully. The family treats employees like family. They take care of us, and make sure we are happy.” The owners also entrust employees with decision-making responsibilities. When Stites was promoted to manager, she suggested adding exterior signage to indicate the variety of merchandise, as well as upgrading the front of the store. The response of the owners was totally positive: “We trust your judgment if you say this is what you need,” she recalled. “If you have ideas, let us know. You know your customers.” The La Pine operation has six employees, who range from 22 to 62 years of age, and turnover is low. “We get applications all the time,” said Stites, “with people commenting that ‘you guys have so much fun.’ “We interact every day with the owners,” she continued, “and merchandise is transferred among the four stores as needed. New goods arrive weekly from a variety of sources, including trade shows, and buy-outs from Walmart and Target. The owners want customers to get a bargain, and won’t buy high-priced merchandise. They’re very modest people with a steady enterprise that keeps on moving.” Stites noted that the Outpost “is now selling more housewares such as nice pots and pans, mixing bowls, and can openers as people seek to equip their trailers and motor homes. We recently began stocking groceries, which is appreciated by those who don’t have cars

photo by Lynette Confer

“We love our customers – they make this the best place to work,” said Annie Stites (left), manager of the Outpost. Her sentiment is echoed by employees (second from left to right) Denise Hatch, Jessica Lee, Dori Reed and Carmen Hall. Not pictured, Outpost employee Cheryl Clark. or prefer not to go to Bend. And we’ve added newer clothing and purses, which have ‘flown out the door.’” The Outpost offers layaway, with no minimum value requirement, payment terms or fee. Stites said that “one young man put a $2 item on layaway, and pays in increments of 20 or 25 cents. Someone else may put away a purse intended as a gift for their mother, or a higher-ticket item such as a carpet. It’s something to look forward to. “We see a couple of hundred people in here a day, about 75 percent of whom are regulars,” commented Stites. “Everybody smiles when they come into the store. It’s an uplifting atmosphere.” Having lived in La Pine for three decades, Stites has observed the evolution of the community from both a personal and professional perspective. “It has changed from being primarily a slow-paced retirement community to one that is more family-oriented. People seeking a simpler, quieter life are moving here in droves. And so far, this change hasn’t been negative – as change can sometimes be. “We see new customers every time we turn around. It’s fun to see the expressions on their faces when they realize the variety of our extensive stock,” she commented. Stites again credited the owners’ relationship with employees as a critical factor in the success and growth of the Outpost. “We have open communication with the main office. They ask, ‘How are things going? We want to meet everybody.’ The owners trust us. We handle a lot of money, and we’re handling their livelihood as well. “We feel like it’s our store,” said Stites. “We’re very blessed.”

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Contributing Writer

Did you know that Oregon is one of only three states with no large public or private institutional settings for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD)? All are entitled to work at a paying job, to live independently, to be part of their community and to have safe and healthy lives due to new policies established by our home state. In 2008, Oregon was one of the first states to formally adopt an “Employment First” policy to assist citizens with I/DD. Since that time, half the states have adopted these policies and another 14 have initiated actions. In 2010, the Oregon Department of Human Services held a statewide Employer Summit. The stakeholders created the following statement: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

Everyone can work and there is a job for everyone. Not working should be the exception. People will be hired because of their ability, not their disability. Communities embrace people who contribute. Everyone has something to contribute and needs to contribute. People are healthier, safer and happier with meaningful work. True employment is not a social service. Employment is a win/win for everybody.

In 2013, ODDS (Office of Developmental Disabilities Services), VR (Oregon Vocational Rehabilitation Services) and ODE (Oregon Department of Education) signed a memo of understanding to help support and increase the number of students with disabilities transitioning from secondary schools to integrated community-based employment. Since then, self-advocates, families, provider and advocate agencies, consultants and state legislators have joined this team to work towards achieving these goals. The two main goals are adequate pay (minimum wage or above) and integration into the community workforce as opposed to sheltered workshops where wages are low and employees are isolated. The number of employees in these workshops has been drastically reduced since Employment First became policy. Additionally, in February 2016, it was reported that the State of Oregon’s average wage for I/DD employees was $10.24 per hour, and the average number of hours worked per week was 11.16. The Central Oregon Employment First Team Committee, covering Crook, Deschutes and Jefferson counties, has for the last five years held an award ceremony honoring employers who have hired individuals with I/DD. Surveys are sent annually to all of the employers in Central Oregon. The Committee reviews them and votes on who will receive awards. Some were recent hires; others have had a long history of hiring. This year’s ceremony was held October 11, 2016, at the Eagle Crest Resort in Redmond. Out of the 35 businesses nominated, 14 employers won awards. They are: Best New Placement Bend: Dick’s Sporting Goods Redmond: Feet Retreat Best Individual Placement Bend: Central Oregon Breeze Redmond: Enterprise Car Rental La Pine Ace Hardware Supportive Local Business Sisters: Sisters Athletic Club Bend: Cascade Indoor Sports Center Supportive Large Employer: Bend: City of Bend Redmond: Comfort Inn and Suites Outstanding Commitment to Multiple Placements Madras: Madras Cinema Bend: Safeway at Franklin & 3rd Redmond: Oregon Wild Harvest Outstanding Commitment to Sustainable Employment Bend: Jake’s Diner and Stop and Go Shell Station

Steady progress is being made. In the 2012 Oregon State Fiscal Year, 910 applicants applied to VR, and 267 exited VR with an integrated community job. In 2016, the totals were 1832 applicants, and 563 jobs – for a growth rate of about 50 percent. Those of you who know Matthew Stone have been very pleased to see him working at Ace Hardware. Congratulations to Ace for winning its first award. And congratulations to Traci Liberator at Abilitree for winning Job Developer of the Year. Thanks to another team of organizations and individuals dedicated to making Employment First successful. For more information about Employment First, go to:

November 2016

Newberry Eagle Newspaper - Regional News & Events

Business Spotlight

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Chamber’s Glamorous Camping Tent Steals the Show in Portland

By Florence Neis

Contributing Writer

La Pine ReStore

When Joe Forget began volunteering at the La Pine ReStore in January 2010, he acquired a new-found purpose with Habitat for Humanity. “Helping others helped me,” said Forget. “I had recently moved to La Pine, and was warmly welcomed by the staff at ReStore.” Forget became the Receiving Manager photo by Florence Neis eight months later, and was promoted to Store Manager La Pine ReStore Sales Manager Burlinda last September. Gross and Store Manager Joe Forget. The La Pine ReStore receives donations from the public in addition to items from ACE Hardware, Bi-Mart, Ray’s and Shop Smart. Merchandise is evaluated and priced by Sales Manager Burlinda Gross. “Most of the high quality furniture items are donated by Sunriver residents and Sunriver Resort,” Gross noted. Home and repair items include electrical, paint, plumbing, tools, hardware, and decorative merchandise. The ReStore truck is scheduled for pickups Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. The ReStore is a nonprofit organization, and the monies collected are dedicated to building family homes for Habitat for Humanity. A link to the La Pine store can be found at for more information. [The La Pine ReStore, located at 52684 Highway 97, is open Tuesday – Saturday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tel: (541) 536-3234.]

Little d Technology

photo by Florence Neis Little d Technology employees (left to right): Daniel Porter, Linda Reid, Kyle Byers, Kathy DeBone and Josh Henry. Local Verizon dealer Little d Technology recently received two 5 Star Awards for Excellence. Dan Allen, Verizon Regional Manager, enthusiastically supported this recognition. “Serving small population areas can be challenging, and the team at Little d Technology continues to provide the highest level of service.” According to owner Kathy DeBone, “We are honored by these awards. Our goal to provide the best possible service to our customers. We never give up trying to solve a problem, and do everything we can to make sure our customers stay connected to their work and their families - especially their grandchildren..” [Little d Technology, located at 16410 3rd Street, is open Monday-Friday, 9a.m. – 5 p.m., and Saturday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Tel: (541) 536- 1079.]

Dollar Tree Ribbon Cutting Inaugurated Store Opening Local employees help celebrate the opening of Dollar Tree’s La Pine location. Joining them are Ann Gawith (second from left), who praised the national chain for “dressing up what was a dreary corner. It’s a remarkable change.” Manager Fabi Santini (third from left) was commended by Dollar Tree’s District Manager (who had driven down from Wenatchee, Washington, for the occasion) for “doing an excellent job setting up the store.” Wielding the ceremonial scissors was Ken Mulenex, Mayor of La Pine (fourth from left), who predicted that the outlet’s “great visibility off Highway 97” would contribute to its success.

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Chamber Director Ann Gawith (right) and Executive Assistant Teri Myers (left) promote area attractions to thousands of attendees. By Newberry Eagle News Staff “We knocked their socks off,” said Ann Gawith, Executive Director of the La Pine Chamber of Commerce. “People went inside the tent and took selfies, sat down on the lawn chairs, and even put their hands over the electric campfire as if to warm themselves. It was hilarious.” Braving what was predicted to be “the storm of the century,” Gawith and Executive Assistant Teri Myers drove to Portland October 14-16 to participate in the second-annual “Here and There Travel Fest,” sponsored by the Oregonian, which attracted thousands of attendees and hundreds of marketing organizations. These included visitor associations from southern and eastern Oregon and Washington, and one other energetic chamber of commerce from Mount Angel – “which did a terrific job going out and talking to people,” Gawith complimented. While other participants such as these used booths to distribute promotional materials, La Pine stood out with “the

biggest dome tent I’ve ever seen,” noted Gawith. In line with the theme of glamping (luxury or glamorous camping), it was furnished with Persian rugs, and a table topped with a lantern, flowers and a map. A child’s ATV and snowmobile were parked on a “hill” outside the tent’s exterior, along with an electric campfire, artfully-stacked wood, and lawn recliners complete with comfortable cushions and quilts. “We gave out tons of information on the southern Deschutes area,” she added. A large photo of the Newberry Caldera “stopped people in their tracks. One woman, who came to Sunriver ‘all the time’ to play golf, told us she never even knew it was there.” (Those familiar with Crater Lake were diplomatically informed that Newberry is “Oregon’s other crater.”) Even though Gawith and Myers endured rain that “came down with a vengeance,” and drove home in the dark after two solid days of extolling area attractions, “we had a ball,” they agreed.



Public transit in La Pine is more than a bus. It’s a ticket to work, school, play and even wellness. Go to our website to learn more about how Cascades East Transit can get you where you want to go. or call 541-385-8680

photo by Florence Neis

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Newberry Eagle Newspaper - Regional News & Events

Local Businesses Shine for La Pine

By Gary S. Gordon Contributing Writer

The “Put the Shine on La Pine” volunteer citizen group has given its second annual awards to local businesses, proving once again that active involvement between local businesses and citizens positively benefits the entire community. The recognition awards were given out at the Chamber of Commerce monthly breakfast meeting held on October 21 at the Senior Activity Center. They capped a yearlong effort by 53 local businesses that pledged to maintain and beautify their properties, and to support the beautification of La Pine by encouraging their neighbors to do the same. Throughout this past year, volunteers from the Shine on La Pine Group spent hundreds of hours pulling noxious knapweed from around La Pine, and assisting businesses with cleanup of their properties to help make their customer shopping experience a positive one. There were six award categories: The “Spirt of La Pine” Award went to Twigs, with Ace Hardware, La Pine Community Kitchen, La Pine Signs and L&S Gardens all receiving nominations. The “Most Improved” Award went to La Pine Realty, with Highlander Motel, La Pine Community Kitchen, La Pine Signs, S&S Auto, and Calvary Chapel all receiving nominations. The “Best Façade” Award went to La Pine Animal Hospital, with Bancorp Insurance, La Pine Chamber of Commerce, La Pine Community Kitchen, Mid Oregon Credit Union, and Walter Perry Construction receiving nominations.

The “Best Curb Appeal” Award went to Mid Oregon Credit Union, with Baird Memorial Chapel, La Pine Car Wash, Prairie House, S&R Storage, St. Vincent De Paul and Washington Federal receiving nominations. The winner in the “Consistently Looks Good” category was High Lakes Realty. Ace Hardware, Baird Memorial Chapel, Bancorp Insurance, Best Western, Calvary Chapel and Central Oregon Tax Connection all received strong consideration. Competition was intense for the “Best Landscaping” Award. This year’s winner was Midstate Electric. Excellent showings were made by Central Oregon Tax Connection, Prairie House, St. Vincent De Paul, Washington Federal, Mid Oregon Credit Union, and US Bank. Votes were cast by Shine on La Pine volunteers and the community at large through the Shine on La Pine’s Facebook page – which has 712 members. The Shine on La Pine’s Vision is “A beautiful thriving La Pine made possible by community pride.” Its mission statement is “Shine on La Pine encourages the community to participate in economic vitality through beautification by educating, encouraging and recognizing community efforts to improve and beautify La Pine.” If you are a business or a community volunteer, please reflect our small town pride and get involved with “Putting the Shine on La Pine.” Call Colleen Scott at (541) 213-1143 for details.

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November 2016

Choosing Studded or Non-Studded Tires: Both Points of View By Newberry Eagle News Staff

Studded tires, which feature metal studs designed to dig into snow and ice, were introduced in the United States in the early 1960s – and were first authorized in Oregon in 1967. Advocates claim that they provide added traction, improve acceleration and make driving in winter conditions safer. However, studded tires are not without their detractors. The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) claims that “rut-making metal tire studs cause up to $50 million a year in damage to state highways.” Others consider them to be a “costly redundancy on the roads, due to advances in rubber technology and tire manufacturing,” and suggest use of non-studded traction tires, or tires with retractable studs as an alternative. At present, only six states allow use of studded tires without restriction (including Colorado, New Hampshire, Vermont and Wyoming). Most of the remaining states – such as Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana and Utah – allow studded tires with date restrictions. Some states (including Minnesota and Illinois) prohibit them entirely. “In Oregon, studded tires are allowed from November 1 through March 31,” according to Les Schwab Tires in La Pine. “We install thousands of both studded and non-studded tires each winter, and are seeing that use of the studless option is going up,” said Gary Forbes, Sales & Service. “I prefer

Studded vs. Non-Studded: A Choice.

studless tires myself,” he added. “They aren’t as noisy, the traction is great, and I’d rather save the roads.” Walt McCoin, of Point S Gills La Pine, which offers tire and auto servicing, was born and raised in Central Oregon. “Having been in the tire business since 1979, I can see both perspectives,” he noted. “Some people aren’t confident driving in our harsh winter conditions without studded tires. There’s a lot of ice going back and forth to Bend, for example. “However, more and more customers are going studless,” added McCoin, “so we offer and install a full line of both.” (He notes that in very bad winter conditions, all vehicles may be required to use chains regardless of the type of vehicle or tire.) Les Schwab, which does not accept reservations for installation of winter tires, is open Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Point S Gills La Pine is open Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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From ODOT BEND – With stormy wet weather in the forecast for Central and South Central Oregon, ODOT is encouraging motorists to prepare their vehicles in advance – and encourages everyone to plan for extra traveling time. Adjusting your speed or changing a route based on the weather and being extra cautious all play up the importance of being prepared when major weather patterns are changing. If you are driving in areas experiencing heavy rain or windy conditions, adjust your driving to fit conditions and remember these driving tips: • Turn off your cruise control. • If you lose traction and your vehicle feels like it’s floating, gradually slow down. • Be on the alert for downed trees, especially around a blind corner. • The first heavy rain of the season can lift up oils and dirt onto the highway, so be wary of slick roadway surfaces. Weather in Central Oregon can change suddenly, so motorists need to be prepared for winter conditions at all times. Sudden highway closures due to wintry weather are not uncommon, even before the official start of winter. Travelers who cross the mountain passes into the Willamette Valley should make sure to have a full tank of gas in the event of sudden long-term highway closures. ODOT encourages Central Oregon motorists to use studless snow tires, with the snowflake symbol embossed on the tires, and carry and/or use chains when required. 4-wheel drive vehicles may use all-season tires, but must carry chains or use them when they are required. Be sure to visit ahead of your travels to learn about current conditions.

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Contributing Writer The family that is La Pine Football is stunned and heartbroken after being taken out of playoff contention. Seriously, it was just like in the movies...we left the field at halftime down in points and feeling a bit defeated, but we came back out looking fierce and determined. We fought our way back and took the lead, and Pleasant Hill took it back, but on our final drive we scored beautifully, took the lead back at 40-35, and handed the ball over with 29 seconds left on the clock. We battled so incredibly hard on defense and I had never been more certain that the game was ours, but with two (just two!) seconds left, Pleasant Hill threw a Hail Mary pass and scored. It was devastating. I don’t at all see our boys or coaches as losers, and it’s actually quite the opposite. I’ve watched a LOT of football games

over the years, and I’ve never, ever seen a better fought one than I watched last night. Those boys came together as a team, with incredible strength and sheer determination, and they fought a very, very hard battle. I’m incredibly proud of our boys - they lift each other up and yet expect the absolute best out of one another, and they have a bond and level of friendship that will last well after high school football is just a memory. We’ve accomplished a lot this season - much more than La Pine Football has seen in many, many years, and that is absolutely something about which the team and coaches should hold their heads up high. Don’t you doubt it, good things are happening in La Pine sports. I’m hoping to see our boys finish strong in our last game next week, and I’m more than certain that we’ll shoot for the moon next year! Go Hawks!

Important Dates: November 2 November 10 November 11 November 17 November 17 November 21

– PSAT test at LPHS – Blood Drive at LPHS – Veterans’ Day – No School – District-wide College Day – Kindergarten Immunization Exclusion Day - November 25 – Thanksgiving Break

If you stop by any of our South County Schools on a Wednesday, you will see lots of college T-shirts and shirts that represent career jobs. We have College and Career Day every Wednesday to help our students explore, understand, and ask questions about college and different careers in our area. We may be reaching out to you to come talk with our schools about your career! Along this same line, our district celebrates college in every school on November 17. If you are in any of our schools, you will see many different colleges represented. We have a coloring contest in the elementary schools and spend a lot of time talking about what it takes to get to college and what careers are available by going to college. We also talk about other post high school options for students who might not want to pursue the college option. All students are required to have their required immunizations current in order to attend school. Kindergarten students are required to be current by November 17. For all other students grades 1 – 12, exclusion day will be February 15, 2017. Rosland: Rosland and Deschutes County Library has partnered up again to offer storytime for all families with children 5 and under. We have a librarian come visit us every Tuesday at 9 a.m. to read books, play games and sing songs. Sometimes our kindergarten class joins the group so the pre-school children can see the shining examples of students in school. Drop by and check it out with your young children!

STEM Night at La Pine Middle School The Middle School, with the support of the La Pine STEM Group, is holding STEM night on Thursday, November 3 from 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. The entire community is invited for an evening of family fun and engineering challenges and competitions. Prizes will be given for the projects that prove to be the most successful. Dinner will be provided by the La Pine Middle School Parent Support Team. We ask that anyone who would like to come RSVP the Middle School at (541)355-8200 or email Science teacher Stacy Welsh at

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LPHS Varsity Football Team Out of Playoffs

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La Pine High School Celebrates Homecoming Week

November 2016

Tai Chi Class at Senior Center Offers Many Mind and Body Benefits

By Danielle Patrick

On your internet screen soon: live, online “chair tai chi.”

What’s the busiest week at La Pine High School? You may think it’s the first week of school or even finals week -- but you’d be wrong. The busiest week by far is Homecoming week, which we celebrated every day between October 10 and 15. The Student Senate started planning activities just after school started and worked hard right through to the dance on Saturday. Monday started off the festivities with hallway decoration planning and working on crew door decorating. Every day students were invited to play and cheer on their classmates during lunchtime games that included Egg Roulette and having shaving cream and cheese puffs thrown in your face. Another tradition for Homecoming week is the HeMan Volleyball game when male students play off for the ultimate challenge – taking on the male staff members in a game. Returning after a long hiatus was the female staff taking on the winners of Powderpuff Football. In both cases a student team was victorious. Wednesday evening was a huge hit! The football “After Party” was held prior to the annual Bonfire and all students were served BBQ burgers and chipscompliments of Earls’ Shell and Vertical Church. Then a giant bonfire lit up the sky and the students got pumped up for Friday’s football game. The walls rattled with school spirit on Friday when the All Schools Assembly took place in the high school gym. Rosland Elementary, LP Elementary and LP Middle School students, along with the high school student body, packed the gym. Opening the assembly was the NJROTC Color Guard and the Jazz Choir performing the National Anthem. “I was touched beyond belief at the school spirit and community attitude,” said a Middle School substitute teacher. During the student planned assembly, all the schools cheered on the brand new Hawk Mascot while he took on the Harrisburg Eagle in a wrestling style match up. The cheerleaders entertained the crowd with a dance routine and led the crowd in a spirit-filled cheer. Games were played by representatives of each school. The grand finale was the announcement of the Homecoming Court. “I thought this was the best one (assembly) yet!” commented a parent via email. The High Lakes Car Club chauffeured the Homecoming Court into the football halftime ceremony where sophomores Rachel O’Ryan and Derrik Kerr were crowed Homecoming King and Queen. Saturday’s Great Gatsby-themed dance finished off the week-long celebration. Students packed the auditorium under a canopy of tulle and twinkle lights - dancing and laughing with their friends. The success of Homecoming week would not be possible without the hard work of our Student Senate, the support of the High School staff, the custodial crew and especially the enthusiasm of our student body!

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La Pine High School NJROTC Program helps makes things easier for kids with cancer 10/1/16- La Pine High School NJROTC Program, the La Pine Lions Club and the Band of Brothers team up with the Candlelighters to help kids with cancer On a cool autumn day on Odell Lake, when most people chose to stay indoors, a group of kids with cancer gathered for some fun on the water that included a half day of fishing on beautiful Odell Lake in central Oregon. To help with this wonderful day, the Lions Club of La Pine, the NJROTC Unit at La Pine High School and the Band of Brothers provided and served breakfast and lunch and provided cleanup services to ensure Odell Lake remains a pristine retreat for families and clubs.

For more than 20 years, the Candlelighters Organization has supported the needs of

Seaman Seaman Tompkins, from the NJROTC Unit at La Pine High families facing childhood cancer. The Candlelighters reached out to families in need in School, quickly made a friend central Oregon who have children battling with cancer. From there, a strong team of local while lending a helping hand

La Pine leaders answered the call for help.

Many kids with cancer struggle emotionally, socially and psychologically with the side effects of their diagnosis and a nice weekend on a lake with family and friendly volunteers make a big difference. “For many of the NJROTC Cadet volunteers, being able to give a smile to a child they don’t even know can be a positive, life changing experience,” said retired Navy Commander Kyle Olechnowicz, Senior Naval Science Instructor at La Pine High school.

All of the support from Odell Lake, La Pine Lions Club, La Pine Band of Brothers, and the La Pine High School NJROTC Cadets, Staff and Volunteers showed how strong a community can be when focused on a common goal, even if it’s as simple as helping to create a fun day on the water for children in Sunrise over Odell Lake, Oregon, as the boats taking kids with cancer and their families get need. underway


Grandmaster Franklin Wood, a 50 year practitioner of Tai Chi Chuan, can guide you through simple yet effective movements to improve blood circulation, increase energy, and offer relief from arthritis and other pain. He invites you to observe a one-hour class at the senior center as his guest so you can decide if you would like to join the group and learn more about the practice that was developed many centuries ago. Tai Chi has become a popular stress-relieving, gentle exercise class throughout the US and around the world.

By Candace Gray Contributing Writer

For people who might find standing tai chi movements a challenge, you can enjoy increased energy, improved blood circulation, pain relief, and general relaxation from a seated position. This is a live, online class. If you have access to the internet, you can easily connect to the class as you sit in front of your screen. When enough people have indicated interest, the class will be held weekly ($30 monthly). Grandmaster Franklin and his assistants can help you with the connection and learning the soft, easy movements. For more information, contact him at (623) 203-4883 or email to Be a part of something new this winter and help start an online class that would benefit many Central Oregon residents. to get his call. “Many people have asked over the years if the Center could find a tai chi teacher – I could hardly believe one with such experience had just moved into town. I’ve had several people stop at the front desk to tell me how much they are enjoying the class and how it’s helping them.” The Wednesday and Friday class began in July and has attracted up to 16 participants. Since it is held in the Center’s all-purpose room, there is ample space for many more students. Some students don’t take up any space at all. Once you have joined the class ($35/month for twice weekly classes), you may elect to attend via an internet connection. This opportunity is especially appreciated if you are under the weather, or if the weather makes it easier to attend via your computer screen. “I invite your readers who might be interested to come and observe a class at no charge,” he said. “You’ll be able to relax for an hour and see how my individual instruction as well as the group presentation makes the mind/body/ spirit experience worthwhile.” All ages and levels of experience are welcome; the class is open and ongoing. It meets on Wednesdays 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. and Fridays 10-11 a.m. (note slight time difference). For more information about the senior center class, the online class, or the class in Bend on Tuesday and Thursday mornings, contact Grandmaster Franklin at (623) 203-4883, email or visit his website at

When Franklin Wood was five years old, he began learning the ancient, traditional Tai Chi Chaun, a rich, flowing routine of movement and balance. Born in Jamaica, West Indies, to an extended, multi-cultural family, the young boy had many teachers of traditional and modern practices and philosophies. He was an eager student of diverse approaches to life and life’s purpose. At 14, he immigrated to the U.S. with his family and furthered his education in public school and universities, and eventually spent several years in a monastery studying the science of movement and philosophy and became a Taoist priest. In the Tao philosophy (not a religion), a “priest” means a “teacher.” In 1978, Grandmaster Franklin founded the School of Tai Chi in Hawaii. He continues to direct the school that has students throughout the U.S. who attend his live, online courses. He also teaches meditation, comparative religion, grief counseling and philosophy, among other subjects. He has also lived and taught in Alaska and Arizona – and in May, he moved to La Pine. “We have family in Oregon and were ready to move from larger urban areas to a slower-paced environment,” Wood said. “I considered Bend for a while, but really wanted a smaller community. Once I got to know this beautiful area and La Pine with its friendly people (and teenagers with manners!), I wanted to live right here.” It didn’t take long for him to reach out with his passion: to assist older La Pine adults and people with neurological conditions to be able to regain and expand mobility, balance, Full Line of RV and and quality of life. Outdoor Living Supplies Karen Ward, Traeger BBQs • Full Paint Dept. • Nursery volunteer office Custom Screens & Repair • & Much More manager at the Open 7 days - 7am-6pm Mon - Fri, 8am-5pm Sat, 9am-5pm Sun Senior Activity 1st & Huntington Rd - 51615 Huntington Rd., La Pine Center, was thrilled

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La Pine Community Health Center Expands Building to Accommodate Growth By Charla DeHate

LPHC Chief Executive Officer The La Pine Community Health Center (LPHC) is expanding its La Pine location. Due to the continued growth of the organization, the increased number of patients and the many additional services provided, LPHC outgrew the current location’s 9,344 square feet. An additional 5,400 square feet are being added to the east (back) side of the building. The addition will provide space to expand the current programs provided for Outreach, OHP Enrollment, Case Management, Behavioral Health Consultants and administrative staff. The addition will also include a community conference room that will be used by LPHC for staff meetings, as well as for community classes. The conference room will also be available for community members and organizations. LPHC has grown from 20 employees in 2012 to more than 60, and has increased the number of patients from 4,000 to more than 9,000. Non-medical services such as case management, nutrition, outreach, Medicaid enrollment and behavioral health have also been expanded. During this growth, administrative personnel were moved to leased spaces in La Pine, and the building expansion will enable all staff members (including doctors, physician assistants and nurse practitioners) to be

in the same location. The new addition will primarily be used for ancillary services and administrative staff, but the design will enable the organization to do a basic remodel to create additional patient exam rooms as demand increases. (The current medical space at LPHC will support 3,000 additional patients.) The addition is being made possible by Sun Investors, owners of the building, which is committed to the continued growth of LPHC to meet the medical requirements of the communities it serves. Construction project partners include Stemach Design and Architecture and Sun West Builders, which are experienced in designing and building medical facilities. The expansion is scheduled for completion by September 2017. The board of directors and leadership of LPHC are pleased that LPHC continues to be part of the economic development progress for La Pine and surrounding communities. Providing primary medical care to patients of all ages - from pre-natal care through geriatric care - has always been the priority of its staff. The walk-in clinic for acute care is available for anyone, Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. LPHC has five locations in La Pine, Gilchrist, Sunriver, Christmas Valley and at the high school campus.

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Candidate Statements do not reflect the opinions of The Newberry Eagle Board of Directors or staff and may contain statements that are false or unsubstantiated. Readers should confirm the validity of this information for themselves as The Newberry Eagle takes no responsibility for the reliability of the content.

James (Jim) Crary U.S. Representative 2nd District

results.” 2. “ We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.” I would love to have the opportunity to represent the citizens of Oregon’s Congressional District 2 (and not the outside Super PACs, rich and other special interests) in Congress. To do that I am asking for your vote. If you have any questions call me at 541-531-2912. Thanks and best regards, -Jim Crary

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Retired Occupational Background: 14 years with the Municipality of Anchorage’s Law Department. 17 years with BP’s Procurement/Contracts Department. • Education: BBA Pacific Lutheran University, (1976); J.D. University of San Diego School of Law (1980) • Prior Governmental Experience: Greensprings Rural Fire District Board 2015-present. U.S. Army 4 January 1972 - 3 October 1973; Military policeman, Honorable discharge.Glad you are reading this! Please continue. Two quotes from Albert Einstein to ponder before you vote: 1. “Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different

80 percent of the vote. I also won the reach is throttling Oregon’s economy. nomination from Oregon’s Independent Excessive land-use regulation, party. unconstitutional gun-control measures As a former Klamath County and endless licensing, permitting, hiring Commissioner, small business owner, and firing requirements are strangling and rancher I understand what our economies. Oregon needs. I have an extensive As the Republican on your Ballot, history in software development and I will fight for less government, fewer production management as a Senior regulations and lower taxes. We need a VP for a FORTUNE 500 company. true constitutional conservative who will These attributes have prepared me to stand for individual liberty and personal be a strong and vigilant supporter for responsibility. Oregon’s future. I will fight against the legislative Oregon’s 28th Senate District juggernaut of the Democrat majority. encompasses all or part of five counties: Their current agenda will eventually Klamath, Lake, Crook, Jackson and harm our children, grand-children, Deschutes and is home to a large and ourselves without delivering the population of rural and small metro promised benefits. I will work to fix constituents. This portion of South PERS, repeal anti-gun legislation, Central Oregon is home to the fearless minimum-wage requirements, anti-coal innovators, hopeful entrepreneurs, and and other harmful regulatory burdens hard-working people who are daily placed on Oregon’s citizens. achieving great results within their local I pledge to be a strong advocate and communities. loyal ally for the good people of District We know that free-market 28. -Dennis Linthicum, Republican principles and private property rights Nominee, OR Senate District 28 are paramount to creating strong, resilient and DOLL HOUSES, HOBBY SHOP, & FAMILY BOUTIQUE independent economies. Therefore, Oregon’s 16487 Bluewood Place government sector Suite 1, La Pine must learn to curtail store: 541-536-6199 it’s bureaucratic direct: 541-280-7206 growth and everRobert & Shirley Kindell increasing expenses. email: Government overFaceBook: Thatonethingfamily

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The Democrat majority has brought Þnancial disaster to our door. Do they need any more help? VOTE Republican!Ó - Tim Harris, Lakeview Linthicum makes the best case for restricting regulations by speaking to the facts and punching holes in their stories.Ó - Gus deVries, Beatty ÒWe need someone who holds conservative values and will stand up for them. Dennis Linthicum is that man.Ó - Laura & Loren Little, Chiloquin

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Brie Malarkey

State Representative District 55

I’m Brie Malarkey, a native Oregonian, a real and active citizen who cares about issues that pertain to all of us - not a career politician. I believe the unique challenges I have faced will help me serve the needs of Oregonians. I plan to be in the trenches with my community, participating in forums and events in order to be a true representative for the people. I have always used my voice and am never afraid to speak up. Some of the issues that I believe affect District 55 and the state are the availability and safety of rural jobs from family businesses, the health of our environment, and maintaining our individual liberties. Rural concerns are different from those in the rest of the state and I want to be sure our voices are heard by everyone in Salem. • I want to ensure the ability of

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our community to self-sustain with local and passionatelyrun businesses. Rural jobs are fragile and at risk of dissolving, especially those created by small businesses. • We need to work toward policies that responsibly manage our lands so future generations can continue to benefit from them. I want to strike a harmonious balance between the health of the natural world and economic growth and development. • I believe strongly in our right to choose the best path for us and our families. Through my work as state representative I will protect Oregonians’ rights while taking into consideration the overall impact on society and the rights of other individuals. I have not accepted endorsements from anyone or money from special interest groups, as my main focus is that of my constituents. I am a citizen just like you, and I desire to reflect this value while in office. For more information about me and my vision please visit - Thank you for considering me for Oregon State Representative in District 55. I’m full of Malarkey - full of passion for a better Oregon.

Kathy Agan

La Pine City Council

November 8, is quickly approaching. I for one will be so glad when it’s all over. What a tumultuous time we are living in. My prayers go out to all our service woman and men, and our police/sheriff/troopers who risk their lives daily to defend our country and areas that we call home. I’m so glad to live in a beautiful place like La Pine and its “Small Town Strong” attitude. This is a volunteer driven city, and there is always a place for you to use your talents and desire to make a difference. I have served as a city councilor for almost 5 years, and have decided to run for re-election. It has been an honor and privilege to serve our beautiful city. It has been so exciting to see the projects materialize from the paper contracts and visions into actual city improvements (street lights,

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traffic light, landscaping, wickiup overpass), with more to come. I would like to see our citizens more involved in council meetings. I would like to know what you would like to see in our future. How will we help our youth, what can we do to help provide training and hope for the future. We need economic development that will provide jobs in La Pine and stability for our families. Housing that is affordable and available. I have a B.A. in Education and M.A. in Counseling Psychology. I have had the opportunity to work with all ages, from youth, adult and seniors. It’s amazing to realize all we can learn from each other. I care about La Pine and its future and am dedicated to do the best I can for our city. I would appreciate your vote. Sincerely, Kathy Agan

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Who’s Endorsing Todd Kepple? - Former State Senator Steve Harper - Former State Rep. Del Parks

Todd Kepple of Klamath Falls is a registered Republican running on the Democratic ticket for Oregon Senate District 28, to give voters an honest election, and a better choice.

- Klamath County Commissioner-Elect Donnie Boyd

Todd won the Democratic nomination on a write-in vote. Mainstream Republicans, as well as independents and moderate Democrats, are now rallying behind his campaign.

- Former Lake County Commissioner Jane O’Keeffe

See video statements, endorsements and platform at:

- Former State Rep. Bill Garrard - Former Klamath County Commissioners Nell Kuonen, John Elliott - Lake County Commissioner Ken Kestner - Crook County Judge Mike McCabe - Klamath Falls Mayor Todd Kellstrom - Klamath Falls City Councilors Bill Adams, Matt Dodson, Bud Hart, Trish Seiler, Dan Tofell - Prineville Mayor Betty Roppe - Shady Cove Mayor Tom Anderson

“We need candidates who are honest, trustworthy and have a high sense of morality. I know Todd Kepple has these values. I support him, and so should you.” - Former State Senator Steve Harper

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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 The Newberry Eagle takes no responsibility for the reliability of the content. Vote DON GREINER, La Pine City Council.

I am honored to be a candidate for the La Pine City Council. Over my many years as a local resident, I can tell you without qualification that La Pine is the very best place to live, period. But being the very best City, which is now coming of age, did not happen by chance or accident. La Pine retains its fundamental character because of its citizens, who have always stepped forward to make certain that our small town values are sufficiently preserved as we face our future as a City. The City Council is part of a vital local government that is purposed to serve you, the citizens of this community. Selection of Council members is a serious task facing the voters. Council members should be qualified, accountable and responsive. I know what it takes to be a City Councilor as I served on the La Pine City Council from 2010 through 2012. The variety of important and critical issues facing our young City was astounding. The City faced many State mandates that had to be timely addressed, including the formulation of a Comprehensive Plan to guide the City into the future. Other issues included taking the

necessary steps to modernize the City’s accounting system, setting the stage for balanced zoning ordinances, the hiring of a City Manager and the transfer of sewer and water districts into the City, to name just a few. To make wellreasoned decisions on all these issues required diligence, preparation, patience and the perspective that only experience provides. My 15 years in middle management has served well to educate me in the budgeting process. I am a firm believer that when it comes to a City Budget, that Budget must be balanced, but it must also be responsive to the needs of the community. I did not run for election in 2012 so that I could take care of some family issues. These resolved and I was then again available to serve this community. I secured an appointment to the La Pine City Planning Commission in 2013, was reappointed in 2014, and I still serve in that position. The experience as a City Councilor and as Planning Commissioner has kept me current on the issues facing the City. I still attend virtually every City Council meeting. For a City Councilor to be accountable means just this: No decision can be made without an honest, objective eval-

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Bring Back Jobs We can bring back jobs by using our resources for job creation and economic growth. Hard working people create jobs – not higher taxes, new regulations, and expensive government bailouts. The success of our local businesses, mills, farms, and ranches can move our economy forward. We must leverage the resources of our great state once again and restore prosperity to all of Oregon.


Bring Back Education We must bring back an Oregon where our kids get a quality education that prepares them for community service and a family wage job. Parents should be able to count on schools that provide good curriculum and encourage high levels of academic achievement. Employers should be able to expect job applicants that show up on time able to read, write, and spell. And, taxpayers should be able to count on fiscally responsible decisions that safeguard their hard earned tax dollars.


Bring Back Balance In a state with such natural diversity as Oregon, one size cannot fit all. Decision-making on issues like land use and water rights need to have more balance, embracing a vision for stewardship and empowering communities. More unreasonable government isn't the answer. What works for Portland won’t necessarily work in communities like La Pine, Prineville, or Shady Cove. We must embrace our resource diversity and a model of stewardship by standing firm against pollution and abuse while allowing a more balanced and regionalized approach to resource management, land use planning and water rights.

uation of all sides of an issue. Respect must be given to those holding opposing views so as to better formulate solutions that are balanced and creative. It is my habit to give full publicly voiced reasons either for or against an issue. Those reasons come after diligent inquiries, fact research and verification. The final filter mandates that my decision must be good for the City and good for its future. No decision can be made without understanding what the people in this City want. As your City Councilor I will keep the lines of communication wide open. Those who know me absolutely know that I am approachable and eager to listen and convey information. I have found that, in many instances, being able to explain why a particular course of action must be followed answers most inquiries about “what is really going on.” I have also found that many practical solutions to problems are offered up in such conversations -- solutions that make sense and that should be pursued. When elected, I promise to work for the citizens of La Pine. I will listen to each of you and try to resolve any issue you may have with the City. I have the experience, the knowledge and can devote full time to my civic duties. It is my intent to provide you, the citizens of La Pine, with the representation you deserve. -Don Greiner, Candidate for City Council

Hannah Palcic for Oregon Senate District 28

This election, your choice and your voice has been all but removed by the orchestrated actions of Mr. Whitsett and candidate Dennis Linthicum. As has been chronicled, an unsavory game of musical chairs has left voters with essentially no option as to who will represent Senate District 28. The backroom efforts made to secure an uncontested path to this Senate seat underscores what is so wrong with present day politics. It is for these reasons that I announce my candidacy for Senate District 28 and ask for your writein vote this November. As a registered Democrat, this does not sit well with me, nor should it with you. Oregon and our district have real issues requiring hard work, determination, and most of all a voice that represents many not the select few. I have focused on issues seriously affecting our District and have developed a detailed and organized plan to bring progress and prosperity back where it belongs. Contrary to the efforts made by the incumbent and his close friend, we in District 28 have the right to a fair election. As demonstrated by how he attained his place on the ballot, Dennis Linthicum is simply a vote against open, transparent democracy. This November, you do have a choice and a voice by writing in Hannah Palcic as Senator for District 28. -You can learn more at: www.

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turnout was heartening and I appreciated talking to all the citizen’s who came out to hear what each of us are proposing for the community.





The Sheriff’s office is particularly important to La Pine, as we are your primary law enforcement team. If I am elected as your Sheriff, you will see changes in the way La Pine is serviced by our office. I want to get citizen input before we make changes, but increased patrols and possibly assigned officers are already on my radar. The citizens will see better coverage, improved safety and a real effort to assist the community in reducing crime. Thank you again for providing the opportunity for me to speak directly to the fine people in La Pine. - Eric Kozowski Eric Kozowski for Deschutes County Sheriff

Question: Why vote for Todd Kepple to be a Senator of the State of Oregon? I bring a unique perspective on this question as I was raised near Bonanza, OR and have had a long career lending to the farmers and ranchers of the Klamath Basin. I have served on the Klamath County Budget Committee, Joint City/County Public Safety



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Advisory Committee, City of Klamath Falls Budget Committee and Klamath Falls Planning Commission. From these experiences I have had the opportunity to work with and observe the two candidates. Todd Kepple brings a multitude of attributes not observed in his opponent. He is positive, supportive of public safety and one who works to build relationships and not tear them down. As Manager of the Klamath County Museum complex (Museum, Baldwin Hotel, and Fort Klamath) he has proven himself to be a fiscally responsible and effective manager who has positively impacted the community. Under his leadership the Museum is an attraction that brings visitors to our community, provides a learning experience for local residents and preserves historic artifacts and documents of Klamath County. Todd is one who looks for the best in our community, is an excellent communicator and works tirelessly on both company and personal time making our community a better place to live. His example is one that we should all be proud to support. Please join me in voting for Todd Kepple for State Senate. -Greg Williams Klamath Falls, OR

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Thanksgiving Meal to Be Served at La Pine Community Kitchen

November 2016

La Pine Christmas Basket Association Prepares for 2016 Food Distribution

Come celebrate this joyful holiday with friends and neighbors at the La Pine Community Kitchen, 16480 Finley Butte Rd., on Wednesday, November 23 from noon to 2:30. This traditional meal will feature turkey and stuffing and all the trimmings. While this meal is offered to the community at no charge, of course donations are cheerfully accepted. The Kitchen serves a hot meal five days a week, and financial support is desperately needed to be able to provide this service. In addition to the hot meal, the Kitchen also offers free produce, bakery and dairy items, a clothes closet, and a pantry which gives out a box of non-perishable food once a month. Read more about these incredible programs at If you would like to help with the Thanksgiving meal, please contact Kim at (541) 536-1312. Donations of turkeys and hams can be used for this meal, as well as the Christmas feast. Volunteers are also welcome to come prep, cook, serve, and clean up afterward. As we count our many blessings at this holiday season, let’s remember to include those of our neighbors who need our support, and honor them with our service and our contributions.

American Legion Post 45 Holds Annual Ham and Turkey Raffle Post 45, The American Legion will be holding its annual Ham & Turkey Raffle The raffle will begin at approximately 1 p.m. and end at about 4 p.m. There will be five Hams and five Turkeys raffled with other prizes in between. The proceeds of this will go towards the cost of our annual Thanksgiving dinner for the citizens of La Pine and the surrounding communities. There is no charge for this dinner which will be on the 24th of November.

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Volunteers (shown left to right) Lori Willliams, Lissa King, Rochelle Cummings and Caitlin Kennedy helped the La Pine Christmas Basket Association distribute food to more than 400 families last year. By Newberry Eagle News Staff “I’ve been involved with the La Pine Christmas Basket Association since the fourth grade,” said Kyle Williams. “And I’m now 29 years old. I’ve enjoyed giving back to the community, and am fueled by memories of seeing the joy on the faces of people who need the food that we provide to help out during the holidays. We’re trying to do a really good thing.” Active in southern Deschutes County for more than 20 years, the program distributes food baskets to between 400 and 600 families annually, depending on need. The baskets contain a variety of food items including a turkey, potatoes, canned fruit and vegetables, bread, milk and pies. As Williams explained, the success and scope of the effort can be credited to three critical components: the organization’s 12-member Board of Directors, the volunteers, and the community itself (in terms of businesses, service providers and hundreds of individual donors). “The Board functions as our ‘core group,’” said Williams. “I even nominated my dad, a retired deputy sheriff, as a member, when my other responsibilities became too time-consuming to continue serving as vice president.” These year-round responsibilities – executed in addition to working fulltime as a heavy equipment operator out of Bend – range from picking up canned food donated by area schools and churches, to organizing items such as turkeys and milk in a rented truck that serves as a temporary cold-storage unit on distribution day. Williams also oversees the sorting of donated food into categories prior to boxing it up, allocating the items (how much of each category goes to each participating family), and setting up the building where distribution takes place (down to the tables and chairs). And more than once, when snow or ice made the parking lot in front of the distribution site particularly perilous,

Williams (who has “a lot of connections all over central Oregon, having lived here for 21 years”) arranged to have it sanded or plowed free of charge. “On the day of distribution, I run around like a chicken with my head cut off,” he admitted. “I’m going from table to table, ensuring the line is flowing smoothly, and making sure we have enough of everything. And when the day is over, there’s clean-up to be done, as well as sending leftovers such as turkeys to charitable organizations such as Bethlehem Inn.” Williams emphasized that “without the help and support of our generous partners and volunteers, the Association could not possibly continue this great community program. For example, we get a lot of help from the high school, which is already out collecting cans of food in friendly competition with the ROTC class. Businesses in La Pine and Sunriver are pivotal in our being able to buy more food each year. And we’re equally grateful to individual donors, who contribute either financially or through helping to fill collection bins with assorted food items.” Distribution will take place on Sunday, December 18, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the La Pine Community Center. (Walk-ins are accepted after 2 p.m.) Applications to qualify for a food basket can be picked up at the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office south substation, City Hall, the Chamber of Commerce, or the Corner Store (15989 Burgess Road). The deadline for turning in applications (at any of the above sites) is December 8. Those interested in volunteering should contact Coordinator Rhonda Haigler at (541) 420-2226. The La Pine Christmas Basket Association is a community-based, nonprofit organization established in 1990. For more information, call (541) 7974776.

Toys for Tots Provides Christmas Joy in La Pine By Newberry Eagle News Staff

“Kids are my passion,” explained Lori Henry, local coordinator for Toys for Tots, which distributed 1,400 toys to area families in 2015. “That worked out to 700 bags, each of which contained at least two toys – including Christmas stocking items and stuffed animals.” Now in its third year in La Pine, the local effort is part of the Marine Corps League of Central Oregon, which “brings the joy of Christmas to less fortunate children in Deschutes, Crook, Jefferson, Harney and No. Klamath counties,” Henry said. “We don’t have a budget,” she noted, “so we rely on individual donors for contributions of toys and money. The money is used to ‘fill in the holes’ and purchase whatever is needed so we have enough for everyone – including walk-ins. “ Courtesy Photo Henry extended a special thanks to the Toys for Tots community volunteers, including the Ya Ya Sisterhood, who assist Lori Henry, local coordinator for the Toys for Tots annual drive in setting up the distribution, sorting and to “bring the joy of Christmas to numbering the toys, and giving them out. “Entire families assist us,” said Henry. less fortunate children,” is shown “Last year, we were so blessed – even with her husband and daughter my husband pitched in. It’s a real reality celebrating the 700 bags to toys check, and helps you feel grateful for delivered to area families in 2015. what you have. “Sometimes people just need extra help,” added Henry, who taught school for 20 years in La Pine (kindergarten through 12th grade), and now works at the Mohawk Restaurant in Crescent and as a bookkeeper for Ernst Brothers in Gilchrist. “I’ve been there myself.” Applications for assistance can be picked up (and filled out) at the Chamber of Commerce, the Truckers Light Parade, the Chamber-sponsored Christmas Bazaar, the La Pine Public Library, the Corner Store, and the La Pine Community Kitchen. Applications are also available at local schools. Completion deadline is December 9. Distribution will take place in conjunction with the La Pine Christmas Basket Association on Sunday, December 18, at the La Pine Community Center, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. According to Henry, people can help this effort by placing a new, unwrapped toy in the Toys for Tots donation boxes around La Pine, or by dropping off a monetary donation at the Chamber of Commerce. For more information, contact Henry at (541) 306-8635 (phone), or (email).

Notes from the Grange By Pam Cosmo

Contributing Writer You may have wondered what that sweet little building is that popped up next to the Grange Hall, just off 3rd St. and Morson. Built primarily by the intrepid Granger, Dave Coen, it is our new building that we plan to Photo by Lynette Confer use to store the items we sell at our annual garage sales. These fundraisers Grange Hall with new completed have enabled us, among other things, to storage building. reduce our membership dues from $40 to only $25 per year. We like to think Last month, La Pine celebrated its 100that is one reason why our membership has year anniversary. One of our members, grown by nine people this year! Next year, Dale Key, was inspired to delve into our we hope to welcome many more. collective history and collect and display Speaking of money, the 6th Annual La photographs from our past. They have Pine Chicken Coop and Garden Tour netted been framed and installed on the walls of the Grange, the Community Kitchen and the Hall. His efforts were recognized by the Habitat for Humanity Re-sale Store the Historical Society, and all those who $850 each! Thanks to everyone involved! are interested are invited to view them. We had many new hosts who graciously He would also like to decorate our walls shared their secrets to growing healthy with old tools and rural implements. So, if vegetables in this challenging environment. anyone has some to donate, please do so. Our county commissioner, Tony DeBone, Our monthly pot-luck dinners and helped this year by chairing the committee. business meetings are the 3rd Tuesday Kim Hafermaltz , Director of the evenings of each month at 6 p.m. Everyone Community Kitchen, was instrumental in is invited – children as well as adults. You the organizing efforts. Darlene McDonnel, do not have to be a member to attend. We a volunteer at the Kitchen as well as an often have speakers or movies or game active Grange Member, helped the Kitchen nights – and always a tasty feast and good grow its own vegetables by creating a company. Help us to foster and maintain garden right there on the grounds. As the friendly and rural identity of La Pine. people partake of their delicious meals at Any questions? Just call Patrick, our The Kitchen, we hope that they are inspired Grange Master, or me at (541) 536-3007. to grow their own food as well.

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October Candidate Forum a Success

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On Tuesday, October 11, 13 candidates running for office in November gathered at the La Pine Senior Center to share with community members their views on issues that affect voters in our area. Over 75 community members attended the first Annual “Get the Facts” Forum. Sponsored by The Newberry Eagle and KNCP Radio, feedback on the Forum was very positive and those candidates who attended felt it was well worth their while to attend. Gil Ernst was the moderator for the Forum. Bill Scally ran the audio equipment. The Forum was featured live on KNCP Radio from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The following candidates were in attendance at the Forum: Jim Crary, U.S. Represenative 2nd District; Todd Kepple, State Senator for District 28; Dennis Linthicum, State Senator for District 28; Gene Whisnant, State Representative for District 53; Michael Graham, State Representative for District 53; Shane Nelson, Deschutes County Sheriff; Eric Kozowski, Deschutes County Sheriff; Alan Unger, Deschutes County Commissioner; Phil Henderson, Deschutes County Commissioner; Dennis Scott, City of La Pine Mayor; Connie Briese, City of La Pine Councilor; Don Greiner, City of La Pine Councilor; Kathy Agan, City of La Pine Councilor. Registered voters should have received ballots in the mail, along with Voter’s Pamphlet guides. Don’t forget to vote!! Last day to mail in ballots (to ensure the ballot will arrive in time) is Nov. 1. Drop box is located in the La Pine Library parking lot.

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Food Sauce Is The Star at Guy’s Killer BBQ Restaurant By Andrea Hine

Contributing Writer “Guy’s Killer BBQ. Ribs, Pulled Pork, Burgers, Steak and Much More,” advertises a freshly-painted sign just outside Cascade Meadows RV Resort off Highway 97 in La Pine. And inside the newly-upgraded restaurant, which is open five days a week and offers breakfast, lunch and dinner, an entrepreneurial dream is coming true. Owner Guy Schumer, only 30 credits away from obtaining his culinary degree at COCC, starts by describing the sauce that gives meaning to the “Killer BBQ” in the name. “Akin to a Texas or Kansas City style, the sauce is my own creation that I first developed 15 years ago,” he explained. “People loved it, and I’ve been adapting the ingredients ever since. Now made gluten-free, the sauce – prepared in an 8-10 gallon pot - takes me all day.” This care is lavished on the rest of the menu as well, where everything is made from scratch, down to the seasoning used on the French fries, and the rub on the ribs. As a customer born in Louisiana extolled, “on a scale of one to 10, the homemade baked beans score a 9.5.” A couple visiting from Texas, who claimed to “know all about barbeque,” gave the highest compliment of all by purchasing some of Guy’s trademark sauce to take with them on the road. Guy’s wife Nancy, responsible for the front operations, makes her own culinary contributions – including a French toast breakfast specialty that she describes as “almost like a bread pudding with a brown sugar butter glaze.” Their 11-year-old son Emilio, who favors omelettes for breakfast and the pulled pork sandwich for lunch, also has a role in the fledgling endeavor: “mostly helping with dishes.” Guy and Nancy, who met at the La Pine Community Kitchen where

they both volunteered, also chose the site for their wedding this past August. Emilio walked his mother down the aisle. Nancy described their courtship. “After meeting each other, Guy said, ‘we’re going on a date,’ and I responded, ‘No, we’re not. I like being single.’ He soon insisted, ‘I’m going to marry you,’ and again I disagreed. Finally he claimed ‘I’m going to open a restaurant. And you’re going to manage it.’” Judging by the evidence, photo by Lynette Confer Guy is three for three. Guy Schumer, his wife Nancy (not Guy characterized pictured) and Emilio (an integral part the couple’s leap into of the operation) have introduced becoming restaurateurs as a “spur of the moment customers from as far away as decision.” After being Louisiana and Texas to the new asked to submit a formal restaurant’s “Killer BBQ” menu items. proposal (including the proposed menu), the Guy admitted that running a Schumers met with representatives restaurant “is more work than I from the corporation that owns thought. And the stress is unlike Cascade RV Resort and leases the any other I’ve ever experienced. But restaurant land. we’re both prepared for the ups and “They handed us the keys, and downs, which happen with any new said ‘what do you need?’” recalled undertaking. Guy. “We didn’t think twice – it just “It’s always been a dream to happened. We had three days to own my own business,” he noted. “I clean up, and opened for business cooked for my own family for years, Memorial Day weekend.” and love seeing people enjoy their The past four months have meals. I want people in La Pine to been spent primarily on upgrading know that I’m here for them.” the space and equipment, and establishing the menu. “Customer [Guy’s Killer BBQ is located at 53750 suggestions for new food items Highway 97. It is open Wednesday are always welcomed,” Nancy – Saturday, 8 a.m. – 7:30 p.m., and emphasized. Sunday, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. Check the People staying at Cascade RV restaurant’s Facebook page for winter Resort are offered a five percent hours. Tel: (541) 390-6889] discount on their meals. As one couple en route to Washington commented, while stopping in to buy dinner, “we saw the sign and thought it looked good. We get tired of doing all our own cooking.”

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Fall and Winter, It’s Soup Time! By Vicki Mulenex

Contributing Writer

We really like this time of the year, with fall flowing into winter and soups taking center stage on the dinner table. Soups can be such a simple and easy meal. A little chopping of veggies, your favorite broth, beef or chicken, a few basic spices, oregano, cumin, thyme, a couple of hours on the back burner and you’ve got it. I’ve found, over the years, that soup recipes range from the simple to the complex. But when you find one that becomes a family favorite, then it really doesn’t matter. Right after Ken & I got married, some 47 years ago, we came across this wonderful but somewhat complex soup, and knew we had found a family favorite. While it makes almost 7 quarts and takes a little extra effort, it is well worth it. With 6 or 7 quarts, you can freeze over half of it for another day. See Vicki’s Soup recipe next page.

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Kaylee’s Cupcake Recipe

Kaylee, who is seven years old, goes to La Pine Elementary School, and participates in dance. While she enjoys all her hobbies, what Kaylee really loves to do is bake: cakes, cupcakes, muffins, pies, and just about anything else. She has been baking since she was about four years old. Her dream is to be a part of the Kid’s Baking Championship on the Food Network Channel. Kaylee hopes you enjoy her recipe for cupcakes that she makes often (by herself, from beginning to end) for her dad, mom, nana, aunts, uncles and friends.

Kaylee baking her famous cupcakes.

Kaylee’s Cupcakes Ingredients Cupcakes: • • • • • • • • • Icing: • • • •

2 2/3 cups all-purpose flour 1 1/3 cups sugar 3 ½ teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon salt ½ cup butter 1 1/3 cup milk 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 2 eggs 2 bananas 3 ½ cups powdered sugar ½ cup butter 3 teaspoons vanilla 4 tablespoons milk

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Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large mixing bowl, combine all dry ingredients


and mix together with a whisk. Using a large spoon or potato masher, combine butter, bananas and dry ingredients. (You may need to microwave the butter for no more than 15 seconds.) Add all other ingredients and combine with mixer for two minutes. Line cupcake pan with cupcake liners. Fill cupcake liners ½ full, cake will expand and rise as it bakes. Bake for 16 minutes. To make icing, combine all ingredients together with a mixer until smooth. Add milk to obtain desired consistency.

Upside Down Walla Walla Onion Cornbread Ingredients • 4 medium walla walla onions, peeled and thinly sliced • 3 tablespoons butter • 1 cup yellow cornmeal • 1 cup flour • 2 tablespoons sugar • 1 tablespoon baking powder • 1 teaspoon salt • 1/3 cup shortening • 1 egg • 1 cup milk


COOKED VEGETABLES 4 Tbls. olive oil or salad oil 2 large onions, diced 2 cups diced carrots 2 cups diced celery 2 cups diced leeks 1 can (1 lb.) solid pack tomatoes About 2 tsp salt RAW VEGETABLES 2 or 3 large potatoes, diced 3 cups (1/2 lb.) green beans, cut in 2” pieces 4 small zucchini, sliced 5 cups shredded white cabbage ½ cup salad macaroni (ditalini) ½ cup chopped parsley 1 clove garlic, minced 2 Tbls dried basil 3 Tbls olive oil Grated Parmesan cheese First prepare the stock as follows: Cover the cranberry beans with the water and bring to a boil. Boil 2 minutes; remove from heat and let stand, covered for 1 hour. Add the marrow beef bones and beef shank slices; bring to boiling and simmer for 2 hours. Let cool; remove meat and bones from beans; return lean meat to soup if flavor is good. Scoop marrow from bones and add to soup; discard bones. Mash half the beans by rubbing through a wire strainer, or whirl in a blender with some of the liquid. Return to whole beans in pan. Next, prepared cooked vegetables. Heat the 4 tablespoons olive oil or salad oil in a wide frying pan. Add the diced onions and cook until soft. Then add the diced carrots, celery, and leeks; cook for 5 minutes over medium heat. Mix in the tomatoes, mashing slightly. Simmer rapidly for 10 minutes or until most of the liquid has evaporated. Add to the prepared bean stock; bring mixture to boiling and simmer for 30 minutes. Season with the salt. The raw vegetables are added at this point. To the boiling soup, stir in the diced potatoes and cut green beans. Simmer rapidly; uncovered, for 10 minutes; then add sliced zucchini, shredded white cabbage, and salad macaroni. Simmer 5 minutes more. In another pan, saute the chopped parsley, minced garlic, and dried basil in the 2 tablespoons olive oil until parsley is bright green. Mix into soup and serve. Sprinkle grated Parmesan cheese into each. Makes 6 to 7 quarts. (Freeze extra for a couple of other soup days.)


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Add Turkey and Stir By T. Myers

Contributing Writer When I was a child, Thanksgiving was one of the two holidays each year that my family spent with my Dad’s side. I especially loved the times we went to Aunt Velma’s and Uncle Harvey’s farm in Othello, WA. My dad, who worked retail, would go to bed right after dinner on Wednesday night so he could wake us all up at 2 a.m. to pile into the car for the long trip. My sister and I would sleep part of the way, and by the time we turned into Radar photo by T. Myers Road, there would be just a glimmer of light in the morning sky. Reflections on Thanksgiving Uncle Harvey and cousin Dale past and ideas for your would have taken care of the milking Holiday meal. and other chores so that Dad and the fellows could go out hunting. By the time they got back, Aunt Velma and the ladies had taken on the pre-dinner preparations, and also made a very hearty breakfast- which consisted of bacon and eggs, sausage, bowls of oatmeal with heavy cream, a huge bowl of freshly made apple sauce, pitchers of fresh milk, coffee, biscuits, red-eye gravy, and an assortment of honey, jams and syrup to go with the freshly churned butter. It was heavenly- and had to last until mid-afternoon when we would eat the main Thanksgiving dinner. That was turkey and all of the usual trimmings made from farm-fresh foods that included side dishes of green beans, peas, potatoes, sweet potatoes, corn relish, pickles, olives and gravy. After seconds and thirds, folks would loosen their belts and push back from the table for about an hour until the pie was served - and then it was time to say goodbye and drive home- full and satisfied, falling asleep on the turkey’s tryptophan dosage and the sweetness of a day spent with family. We don’t eat like this anymore. We probably fix turkey more than once a year and the news warns us about overeating and preparing balanced meals. Now we go shopping for our own fresh cranberries, and all kinds of vegetables. We still might mash potatoes or have the annual sweet potato casserole topped with mini marshmallows and too much butter. But when it comes to sitting down for supper, we really do take it easier on the body by making a serving work for the meal. So here is what’s wrong: We have fancy appetizers with loads of calories. We add nuts and dishes of goodies to cruise through before the meal. We also may celebrate with a special holiday libation. By the time we arrive at the table, we probably have consumed as many calories as in the old days, but spread out so they seem more modest. Timing is everything. When setting a meal time for these special occasions, do so early enough to cover late lunch - and late enough to cover the dinner hour. Serve textural dishes that satisfy both the nibbler and the hearty eater. If a turkey is daunting, try this modified menu: •

Everyone’s favorite veggies on a tray with olives, pickles, crunchy carrots, celery, yam slices and no dip. Cranberries and other relish dishes add color and flavor.

Continue with a selection of several side dishes such as julienned and steamed yams served with either melted butter or a light caramel sauce. Forego the green bean casserole, and instead prepare one with fresh steamed beans, sautéed mushrooms and onions. Brussel sprouts sliced in half with toasted pecans and a squeeze of fresh lemon juice will brighten the flavor. Don’t forget a corn dish such as corn on the cob or corn pudding.

The main event is turkey breast, sliced and sautéed in medallions with a side of apple sausage dressing, mashed potatoes and gravy. (Yes, this works with the big bird, too.)

Keep pitchers of water on the table. Have fresh coffee or tea available and maybe a sparkling wine for adults and apple juice for the children.

Butter and rolls are always nice, and can move from the main event to the late turkey sandwich in a heartbeat if you plan ahead of time.

I make a pumpkin custard, apple pie filling and blueberry filling and serve rounds of pie crust separately so folks can build their own pies. I serve a bowl of whipped cream alongside the pie buffet, so people can get as much or as little as they like. This works out well because the crusts- stored in Tupperware- will last through the weekend and taste freshly made each time they are offered up.

Keep people together with conversation by having the table set with dishes you pass or a nearby buffet that eliminates the passing so the table has more real estate for stretching out and enjoying the meal. When people sit too close together, they tend to consume more food and more quickly. When your guests are comfortable, you will be, too! Have a great Thanksgiving and bon appetit!

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Grounded Café’s Puff Pastry Owner Krissy Girvin credits her motherin-law Marilyn with developing the café’s pastries, including cupcakes in flavors such as red velvet and German chocolate cake “that customers rave about. We try to offer as many gluten-free items as we can,” Girvin added, “including our breads.” Homemade soups are also a specialty, including chicken orzo, vegetable beef, and spicy coconut pumpkin.

Ingredients •

8 ½ ounces all-purpose flour

8 ounces cold unsalted butter, cut into pats

½ teaspoon salt (if using salted butter, reduce to ¼ teaspoon)

4 ounces sour cream

½ teaspoon baking powder


Whisk together flour, salt and baking powder. Add butter, working it in to make a coarse/crumbly mixture, Leave most of the butter in large, pea-sized pieces. (A pastry hook or mixer can be used.) Stir in sour cream – the dough won’t be cohesive. Turn dough out onto a floured work surface, and bring it together with a few quick kneads. Pat the dough into a rough log, and roll it into an 8” x 10” rectangle. Dust both sides of the dough with flour and, starting with a shorter end, fold it in three like a business letter. Flip the dough over, give it a 90-degree turn on the work surface, and roll it into an 8” x 10” rectangle. Fold it in three again. Chill the dough for at least 30 minutes before using. To make pastry, roll into desired size. Freeze dough for prolonged storage – up to two months. To use, thaw in the refrigerator overnight. Bake in a preheated oven of at least 400 degrees to get the maximum “puff” from your pastry. (Recipe can be cut in squares and used for turnovers.)

Visions of Sugar Plums

Mark your calendar now for the VISIONS OF SUGAR PLUMS “bake sale extraordinaire” to be held at the SHARC on Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Sponsored by the Sunriver Christian Fellowship, there will be a large variety of holiday food items, as well Visions of Sugar Plums Event as raffle items and holiday gifts pertaining to dining and entertaining. You’ll find delicacies such spiced pretzels, B U I as L T Tfudge, O A HIG H E R S TA N D A R D vinegars, dog treats, frozen appetizers along with a variety of cakes, cookies, pies and specialty breads. In addition, you’ll be able to shop for holiday gift items with a homeentertainment flare … aprons, placemats, table runners, place card holders, etc. Admission isBfree and all proceeds will benefit local charities.  For U I LT T O A H I G H E R S TA N D A R D questions, contact Andi Northcote at (541) 598-9188. 



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October Caddis Stimulator Helping Birds Survive in Winter By Linda Stephenson

By Phil Fischer

Contributing Writer

October Caddis Stimulator and Aspen Leaf Have you noticed those big lumbering mothy-like bugs flying over the Deschutes or Fall River lately? Chances are you were seeing the adult October Caddis. This caddis emerges in late September and October throughout many rivers in Oregon and Northern California. WestFly, the well-known fly fishing and entomology website in the Pacific Northwest, nicknamed this bug “the Great Pumpkin of Western Rivers”. It is a big bug, and for a few short weeks in the fall can be important to imitate, as these insects make a tasty treat for rising trout. A steelhead will occasionally take this pattern on the surface as well, skated at the tail out of your favorite steelhead run! It is an honest size 8, which makes it a pattern that is easy to see on the water. And one doesn’t have to cast delicately with this fly. During egg laying flights the October Caddis daps the water’s surface to deposit its eggs. It is often this behavior that we are trying to imitate as fly fishermen. So a little “splat cast” on the water is a good thing with this pattern. You generally won’t see lots of these bugs about, but the trout know they are there and will take them eagerly if afforded the opportunity. Look for the egg laying flight in the afternoon and evening. Even if you don’t see the naturals about, this fly can be a good searching pattern and will often raise a wary trout looking for a large meal.

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October Caddis Stimulator and Aspen Leaf. October Caddis Adult The October Caddis Stimulator is a pattern I have tied for years to imitate these big bugs on California’s McCloud and Upper Sacramento rivers. When we relocated to Sunriver, I dug this fly out of my box one day on the Lower Deschutes and it performed magically! The bushy hackle and wing will give a convincing impression of a caddis. This fly is designed to float high on the water, and can be skated and skipped on the water much like the naturals. I’ve even recently heard of fly fishers casting October Caddis imitations like this one on Crane Prairie, skating them similar to a traveling sedge. I continue to adapt this pattern by using a darker wing and hackle, and adding just a bit of Krystal Flash to help the fly shimmer on the water’s surface. Next time you are out fishing, look for that big mothy-looking October Caddis in the evening as the natural returns to the stream to lay its eggs, and be ready to splat and skate this fly along the banks and riffles in search for rising trout.

October Caddis CDC Pattern Recipe: Hook: Tiemco 200R or 2312 hook in size 8-10 Thread: Ultra UTC Fluorescent Red 210 Denier (6/0) Tail: Dark dyed elk in burnt orange Abdomen: Spirit River UV2 Scud Shrimp Golden Stone Abdomen Hackle: Whiting Dry Fly Hackle in dark dun ribbed with copper wire Under wing: Dark olive Krystal Flash Over wing: Dark dyed elk in burnt orange Thorax: Spirit River Brite Blend Polar Orange Thorax Hackle: Dark brown Whiting Dry Fly Hackle Head: Fluorescent Red 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: EtU5ifcZUkA Experiment with this pattern during late September and October for the prolific October Caddis hatches that occur on the Lower Deschutes River. If you have questions or would like additional information about the October Caddis Stimulator 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

L & S Gardens Winter is not an easy time for birds. Not all of them are programmed to head south for the duration. Think about it, how would you cope if you had to stay outside in freezing weather the entire season? A bird-friendly habitat may make the difference in their survival. Winter is the most important time to offer water. There is no easy way to keep water from freezing. One suggestion is to add electric water warmers or, if the weather is marginally freezing, to keep a running water source such as a flowing pond. Landscape your yard with plants and trees that provide food in late fall and throughout winter. Many that fit this description can be grown here in the High Desert. If not already planted, then think about this next spring and plant so you will be ready for our fine-feathered friends when winter rolls around. Provide cover for birds during the winter. Cover can be as simple as leaving a pile of limbs and brush or your discarded Christmas tree. Cover should be located close enough (within 15 to 20 feet) to bird feeders to provide quick protection from predators, yet far enough away so it doesn’t offer “ambush sites” for cats. Early autumn is harvest time, when more natural food such as seeds, fruits and insects is available. As a result, you may not see an abundance of birds until the snow sets in. If you are feeding, do not give up. The birds will be back, and will appreciate your assistance throughout the winter. As an all-around bird food, blackoil sunflower seed is readily available. 

Almost any bird that will visit a bird feeder will eat this. Birds that can’t crack the seeds themselves will scour the ground under the feeders, picking up bits and pieces. Why do birds prefer it? The outer shell of a black-oil sunflower seed is thinner and easier to crack. The kernel inside is larger than that inside a whiteor gray-striped sunflower seed, so birds get more food per seed.  This last fact also makes black-oil a better value for you, the seed buyer. Striped sunflower is still fine, but black-oil is better. If you haven’t cleaned out those nest boxes, then now is the time. Cleaning out the box will prevent a buildup of dirty nest material as well as mites and other parasites that can prey on birds. If the old nest is left in the box, birds often build a new nest on top of the old one, which puts them closer to the entrance hole.  

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La Pine-Sunriver Rotary Club

Rotarians Continue to Support La Pine Area Nonprofits In this column we share what local Rotarians, your La Pine-Sunriver friends and neighbors, are doing to help South Deschutes County. ROTARIANS PARTICIPATE IN FIRST “NEWBERRY NIBBLE” - The La Pine Community Kitchen and St Vincent De Paul Social Services of La Pine presented an evening of food and fun at a joint fundraiser in October called the Newberry Nibble. Think “Bite of Bend” but on a smaller scale. While a sell-out crowd mingled and sampled food from La Pine, Crescent and Sunriver restaurants, an interactive murder mystery “Murder in the Ice House” written by Teri Myers was unfolded featuring Rotarians Mark Dennett, Janice Dost and Kim Hafermalz. A special thanks to everyone who attended to help raise money for these local nonprofits. ROTARIANS HIT THE ROAD, AGAIN – In 2015 the club joined Oregon’s Adopt a Highway program providing trash clean up along Highway 97 between the Cottonwood and Sunriver exits. Under the direction of the club’s service project director, Rotarian Laurie Henberg, a team of Rotarians spent several hours cleaning the road on Saturday, October 8. A special thanks to the following Rotarians for their “service above self” effort: Cheri Martinen, Ron & Jackie Schmid, Rob Foster, Ray Kuratek, Dennis Smeage, Bette Butler, Jeff Ruble, Marv and Laurie Henberg. HAVE A GOOD STORY FOR 2017? – The Rotary Club is looking for programs for next year 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 next year, please email Mark Dennett (

Sponsors Make First Newberry Nibble a Success

Courtesy Photo Cast of the “Murder Mystery” play performed during the Newberry Nibble event. Thanks to the wonderful support of Sunriver, La Pine and Crescent businesses a sell-out crowd enjoyed themselves at the 1st annual Newberry Nibble. The fundraising committees and board members of St. Vincent de Paul and La Pine Community Kitchen would like to thank the community for supporting this fun event held at Thousand Trails on Oct. 6,. The evening featured delectable food and beverage samplings from local restaurants. The evening’s entertainment included an original Murder Mystery based on actual historical events from the La Pine area circa 1916. Event organizers would particularly like to thank our generous sponsors: •

Farmer’s Insurance

Bancorp Insurance

Quick Stop Market

L&S Gardens

La Pine Frontier Days

La Pine Chamber of Commerce

Café Sintra.

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December Fireside Concert Launches Sunriver Music Festival’s 40th Season SUNRIVER, ORE – The 40th anniversary of the Sunriver Music Festival season kicks off December 16 with a holiday concert featuring acclaimed saxophonist Patrick Lamb & his Jazz Quartet. The evening promises to deliver hot music, beer from Sunriver Brewing, and a warm welcome from your friends and neighbors. Patrick Lamb, one of the youngest members in the Oregon Music Hall of Fame, returns to Central Oregon for the Festival’s Fireside Concert at the Sunriver Resort’s Homestead. The performance is Friday, Dec 16 @ 6:30 p.m. (doors open at 6:00). Tickets are $35 each with tables of eight or two available. Patrick’s last three singles were ranked in in the top five on the renowned Billboard Charts. He regularly tours the world performing with such Grammy winners and luminaries as Diane Schuur, Alice Cooper, Smokey Robinson, Bobby Kimball, Gino Vannelli, Bobby Caldwell, Jeff Lorber Fusion, and Tommy Thayer. When not touring as ‘saxophonist to the stars,’ Patrick entertains sell-out crowds

with his own distinguished musical style and craftsmanship. In addition to the holiday concert, mark your calendars for a romantic night out at the Sunriver Resort Great Hall on February 14 for the Festival’s annual Valentine’s Dinner Dance. This year’s event will feature an elegant dinner and dancing to the music of The Salem Big Band. Because of the popularity of this annual event, it is not too early to reserve your tickets for Valentines (or the Christmas concert). Go online at www.sunrivermusic. org, email or call (541) 593-9310 to order tickets, or to learn more about becoming a Festival Member.

SRWC Accepting Grant Applications

Food and beverages were provided by: • Cohen’s Stacked Bistro •

Rat Hole Brewing

Big Belly Burgers

Sunriver Brewing

Lucky Fortune

Casetta di Pasta

Guy’s Killer BBQ

Mohawk Café

Bigfoot Tavern

Grounded Café

GoodLife Brewing

Join your friends and neighbors for next year’s event which promises to be bigger and better! If you were unable to attend this year, and would like to help feed the hungry in our community, “Part of a Kid’s Life Series 2” please call Kim at 541-536-1312 (La Pine Community Now selling at Kitchen), or Jerry at Sunriver Books & Music 541-536-1956 (St. Vincent de Paul). (Upstairs)

Author Sue Hanlon’s most popular book

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Sunriver Women’s Club (SRWC) 2016 Grant Recipients.

The Sunriver Women’s Club (SRWC) is now accepting applications for their 2017 philanthropy grant awards. Successful grant recipients are nonprofit agencies or organizations that serve South Deschutes County and focus on meeting the basic needs of food, shelter, health, clothing or education of families, women and children. Last year the Sunriver Women’s Club awarded $32,500 to 15 local organizations. To qualify, grant applicants must operate under a current 501(c) 3 nonprofit tax exempt status from the IRS and show a demonstrated need and impact for the program/project. Applicants are researched by the SRWC Philanthropy Committee and the SRWC Board of Directors select grant recipients in the spring. Application deadline is January 31, 2017. The grant application is at the SRWC website at www. For additional information contact: Cheryl Storm, Philanthropy Committee Chair,

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Shevlin, Oregon: A Town on the Go

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Chemult’s Romance With the Railroad Began in 1926 2015 marked the fifth consecutive year that Amtrak’s ridership exceeded 30 million nationwide. Chemult is one of seven Oregon locations that contributed to that total, with almost 804,000 passenger trips annually.

By John C. Driscoll Contributing Writer

Many towns promote themselves by claiming they are towns on the go; Shevlin, Oregon was a literally a town on the go. Every few years the entire town of as many as 700 residents was loaded on flat cars then moved to a new location. The town spent most of its existence moving from site to site in north Klamath County and near La Pine. During the late 1940s Shevlin, briefly, was the north end of Klamath County’s largest town. Shevlin existed from 1916 to 1950. The town began as a series of logging camps populated almost exclusively by members of its woods crew. Shevlin-Hixon’s management noticed that loggers who lived with their families had lower turn-over. To attract the families, Shevlin-Hixon had to provide amenities that would satisfy the spouses. Shevlin became a mobile town that possessed almost all the features one would find in a town. By 1931, all the town’s houses had electricity and plumbing. Shevlin’s had a post office, a store, a theater, community center, school and a tavern. Shevlin was composed of family residences families, quarters for bachelor loggers, businesses and structures used for the company’s operations. Bachelor loggers, from 1931 onwards, were provided with one-man rooms. Also provided for bachelor loggers was a cook house, dining room and bath house. The power plant, recreation hall, store and post office were located in the business district. From 1928 onwards the store was Courtesy Photo operated as a concession. Church services were held in Shevlin, near Chemult, circa 1947. the community center. The town was assembled out of 16’ by 40’ modules. Family residences sometimes consisted of modules joined together. All structures were made as light weight as possible so as to facilitate loading and unloading from railroad cars. Moving Shevlin to a new location began with site selection. A suitable site was one that was close the timber Shevlin-Hixon had scheduled for harvesting. It also had to have a potable water supply capable of serving 600-700 camp residents as well as the camp’s industrial requirements. The town’s layout was invariably rectangular. The ground was cleared and leveled. Mature trees were left standing to provide shade. Roads and water lines for indoor plumbing were installed. Between the houses were lawns and walk ways. Residents planted gardens, shade trees and decorative vegetation. Employees with families were free to choose where their houses were located. The exact location of a particular house was negotiated in advance by town residents and the camp superintendent. Preference given on the basis of seniority. Members of extended families tended to group their houses together. School age residents of Shevlin attended a school that was part of the camp and that moved with it. Students attended it for grades 1-8. High school students were bused to Gilchrist. Shevlin-Hixon provided and operated the school bus. The Shevlin School earned a reputation for providing its students with exceptional instruction. Shevlin was very much a close-knit community. Its residents spanned four generations. They not only lived together, they vacationed together. Former residents spoke very fondly of their time as its residents. Shevlin’s final location was near Chemult. It was dissolved following the purchase of the Shevlin-Hixon Company by Brooks-Scanlon. Its building were sold. Many still exist. They are scattered about the north end of Klamath County where they serve as cabins and storage sheds.

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Courtesy Photo By Newberry Eagle News Staff “If you miss the train I’m on, you will know that I am gone; you can hear the whistle blow a hundred miles.” Decades after legendary folk artists Peter, Paul & Mary sang about the mystique of the railroads, this poetry-inspiring mode of transportation continues making its journeys with regularlyscheduled stops in Chemult – some 9,000 “boardings and alightings” annually. Runs to tempt the travel-inclined include the Coastal Starlight that starts in Seattle at 9:30 every morning, stops in Chemult at 8 p.m., and arrives at Union Station in Los Angeles 25 hours later. Or the even more exotic sounding Empire Builder, which is a daily national network journey from Portland to Chicago. Passengers can get on in Chemult and disembark at the home of the Chicago Cubs 51 hours later. There are also four daily shuttles from Bend (about 1.5 hours for $25), and a motor coach shuttle from the Redmond Airport. This is akin to Amtrak’s shuttles from Philadelphia to Atlantic City, New York City to La Guardia and JFK airports, Tuscaloosa to Mobile, Alabama, and Salt Lake City to Las Vegas. Making the journey to Portland takes about six hours, compared to four and

a half by car – at just twice the price and without any of the aggravations associated with highway travel. The current Chemult facility (located at 2nd and Depot streets off Highway 97) was built on the site in 2010. It took six months to complete at a cost of $600,000, and is described as “Cascadian architectural style.” It is not staffed, and consists of a platform structure and a warming shelter. (Due to the platform’s short length, trains must make a double stop at the station.) Chemult is one of 7 locations served by Amtrak – the others being Albany, Eugene, Klamath Falls, Oregon City, Portland and Salem – for a total of almost 804,000 passenger trips annually. [An historical note: Chemult was originally established in 1924 as a station on the Southern Pacific Cascade Line called “Knott” during construction. The station’s name was changed to Chemult when the line opened in 1926 and a post office was established. The name Chemult comes from a Klamath chief who was one of 26 to sign the Klamath Lake Treaty of October 1864 -- in which more than 20 million acres of land were ceded to the U.S. government. Not surprisingly, this arrangement ended badly for all concerned.]

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Gilchrist, Oregon: The Model Company Town

by John C. Driscoll Built by Gilchrist Timber Company, Oregon’s most recently constructed company town was one of the most successful towns of its type ever established. The homes were entirely plumbed and wired and equipped with a dial telephone system. Gilchrist was the site of Oregon’s first mall. 190 pages, 8½ x 11 soft-cover book with photos and interviews of past and present residents of Gilchrist. 150 Pages. 8.5 x 11 Paperback - Maps and photos. $27.95**

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Shevlin houses, circa 1940.

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Post Office Employee Trades South Chicago for Central Oregon

CITY from page 1 Committee, or LPAC, which consisted of about 10 members. Its first priority was to gather information to gauge the level of support for establishing a city. Cox approached Mark Dennett of The Dennett Consulting Group (DCG) to develop a survey to determine if moving ahead with a ballot proposal for the November 2006 election would be a worthwhile effort. “Bob was the driver behind the whole thing,” Dennett noted, “At the time I had a vacation home in La Pine and was happy to help. Marketing research is part of what I do.” In 2006, there were approximately 6,000 registered voters in La Pine. From that, DCG created a random sample of 1,800 voters. Each survey was marked with a number in the upper corner that corresponded to a neighborhood. This identified what areas of La Pine the survey respondents lived in, and whether certain areas might support incorporation, while other areas might not. The week of February 12, 2006, LPAC volunteers handled the physical mailing of the 1,800 surveys. “We got a great return,” Dennett noted, “Our goal was a return of 400. We received 765 back. What was also amazing was that the study’s margin of error was calculated to be less than two percent. Most major studies have four to five percent margin of error. This clearly demonstrated to us that we could trust the figures. “We got really excited,” he continued. “The survey showed us that 60 percent of respondents would vote for La Pine becoming a city.” At this point, Dennett suggested that LPAC just work to get the proposal on the ballot. “Only about 20 percent were totally against incorporation,” he noted. The DCG report, entitled “La Pine, Oregon Public Opinion Study: Community Issues,” was released to LPAC on March 20, 2006. “What we learned was that people in La Pine wanted local control, wanted to steer their town,” Cox recalled. “Growth was inevitable. We could remain in the back seat, or take the driver’s seat. If we wanted to have a say, we would have to legally organize.” According to Teri Myers, one of LPAC’s core group of volunteers, “Once we found out a city was an approachable option, a map was drawn around the core area and door-to-door visits commenced. Bob was tenacious, and it was a sevenday-a-week process.” LPAC volunteers, led by Cox, also began work to ensure the proposal to incorporate would be included on the November 2006 ballot. This entailed drawing a map according to the information gathered from the survey. The primary goal was to include the areas serviced by La Pine Water and Sewer Districts, as well as the core area where incorporation support existed. A map for the proposed City of La Pine was drawn. It included approximately seven square miles with a population of about 1,700 residents. After the map was recorded by the County, a proposed budget and tax rate had to be agreed on. These were required by the State of Oregon to show that the proposed city could be solvent. Another LPAC volunteer was Jayne Brenner, a commercial lender and community bank manager. “My job was to help put together a pro forma budget for the next three years,” she said. “I actually went to Salem to take a class on budgeting. In determining a tax rate, we tried to be very cognizant of the fact that some living within the incorporation

boundaries could least afford a high rate.” “What was amazing, incredible really, was the support and assistance Jayne and I received from other municipalities, counties and the state,” Cox added. “Everyone was so generous and went out of their way to help. Truly they were all very gracious public servants. “We had to do a great deal of research for creating the map, a budget, deciding on a tax rate,” he continued. “Once set and voted upon, if incorporation passed, the tax rate could never go up. We wanted to make sure it was affordable, but also had to prove that the tax rate could support the city. We wanted to keep it below $2/$1,000 of assessed property value.” Looking back, Cox noted that he worked about 30 hours per week for a year and a half on the incorporation proposal. “It was definitely a lot of work, and the process was long, hard, excruciating in many ways,” he said. “But, what was accomplished, what came out of it, was great.” Cox and LPAC met all the deadlines and requirements, and got the incorporation proposal on the November 2006 ballot. They sat back and waited. “When I went to bed that night, we were losing,” Benner noted. “When I got up the next morning, I saw that we had won.” “We really felt strongly that if we could get the proposal on the ballot, the vote would reflect the survey results,” Dennett said. “What was truly amazing was that the final vote was within one percent of what we predicted with the survey.” The proposal passed by 54 percent.

By Andrea Hine

Contributing Writer “I’m now almost 2,000 miles away from what used to be ‘home,’” said Bill Bufford. “I lived in south Chicago my whole life – 30 of those years on the same street. Central Oregon is almost like another country.” Self-described as a “big, musclebound brute” in his younger days, and a linebacker on his college football team, Bufford received a degree in Business, as well as becoming an ISSA-certified fitness trainer. Upon graduation he joined a pharmaceutical company that manufactured plasma drugs, flu vaccine and emphysema medications Eventually tiring of Chicago, “one of the most crime-ridden places in the country,” Bufford and his wife Mary were drawn to Central Oregon by the lure of family in Eugene, and the area’s climate – where “we sometimes get as much sun as Arizona.” Plus, as his wife noted, “every guy has a beard, so you’ll feel right at home – it’s cool here.” Preceded by Mary and their young daughter Rhianna (now 12 years old), who settled in a “super cheap”” cabin in the woods just south of La Pine, Bufford arrived in a moving truck packed with all the family’s possessions in 2010. “I experienced moments of panic,” he admitted, “thinking to myself ‘what have we done?’ It was a major culture shock.

POST OFFC from page 1 Deadline for Outgoing Mail The deadline for all outgoing mail (no exceptions!) is 2:30 p.m., Monday – Saturday. Delivery Deadline for Incoming Mail We face a ‘critical entry time’ for all mail and packages that come in to the post office for distribution to customers, Anything arriving after 7 a.m. gets delivered the following day. That puts the stopwatch on us. No Tracking of First Class Letters Many customers don’t realize this, but there is no tracking of first class letters, as is the case – for example – with priority mail. Relationship with Other Carriers Such as FedEx Private carriers such as DHL, FedEx and UPS make deliveries to the La Pine Post Office every day. Companies like these pay us to deliver their packages to our post

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“I’ve come to love the space, the outdoors, even getting wood for fires,” he continued. “It’s like living in a movie here with all the spectacular scenery, and the great people.” Bufford is committed to maintaining a healthy lifestyle through good nutrition and exercise. “You could say that working out is my hobby, and I train almost every day – running a lot and hitting the weights religiously,” he emphasized. This commitment extends to coaching several of his daughter’s sports teams, including softball and basketball.The record for her sixth grade basketball team was 7-1, while another basketball team Bufford coached ended the season 8-0 – “making it one of the two best basketball teams in Central Oregon,” recounted Bufford. Bufford’s wife Mary is equally committed to making her cleaning business, Broom in the Room (serving both La Pine and Sunriver), a success. He carries an ample supply of her business cards, which promise “Satisfaction guaranteed or you get your dirt back!” Since moving to La Pine, Bufford acknowledged that “I’ve weathered, grown and mellowed so much, and am getting better and better at letting things slide. I’ve become more positive, and pause to savor each moment. These last few years have been the happiest of my life.”

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La Pine Fri, 11/4, 6 p.m., Boy Scouts Chili Feed and Dessert Auction, Latter Day Saints Church, 52680 Day Road. (541) 536-1945. Fri/Sat, 11/4-11/5, Holy Redeemer Christmas Craft Fair, Fri, 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.. Sat, 9 a.m. -3 p.m., 16137 Burgess Road. Great lunches, many vendors. (541) 536-3571. Fri/Sat, 11/4-11/5, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Crosspoint PCG Christmas Bazaar, 51491 Morson, La Pine. Daily lunch specials, raffles. (541) 5362940. Tues, 11/8, 6 p.m., American Legion Post 45 Meeting, 52532 Drafter Road, La Pine. Second Tuesday of the month. (541) 5361402. Wed, 11/9, 6 p.m., La Pine Lions Club Dinner Meeting, Gordy’s Restaurant. (541) 536-5413. Second Wednesday of the month. Thurs, 11/10, 10 a.m., Alzheimer Support Group, Prairie House Assisted Living, 51485 Morson, La Pine. (541) 508-4111. Meets every second Thursday of the month. Thurs, 11/10, 8 a.m., free Veteran’s breakfast, Prairie House Assisted Living, 51485 Morson, La Pine. (541) 508-4111. Every second Thursday of the month. Thurs, 11/10, 5:30 p.m., High Lakes Car Club potluck and meeting. For meeting location, contact Brooke at (541) 815-3297. Fri, 11/11, 11 a.m., La Pine Veteran’s Day Parade and Chili Feed, Chili Feed free for veterans. Fri/Sat, 11/11-11/12, La Pine Senior Center Craft Fair. Fri, 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. Sat, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. 16450 Victory Way, La Pine. Snack bar will be open. (541) 536-6237 Sat/Sun, 11/12-11/13, Old Fashioned Christmas, Deschutes County Fairgrounds, Redmond. (541) 549-8905. Tues, 11/15, 10 a.m., High Desert Museum presents “Now you see me, now you don’t!” at the La Pine Library. Do you like to play hide and seek? From snakes to butterflies and octopi, many animals hide using special colors. Join us as we learn about camouflage in the wild. Ages 0-5 with chaperone. Approximately 45 minutes. Tues, 11/15, 5:30 p.m., La Pine Park and Rec Board Meeting, La Pine Community Center, 16405 1st Street, La Pine. Wed, 11/16, 6 p.m., City of La Pine City Council Meeting. (Work session has been cancelled.) Fri, 11/18, 7:30 – 9 a.m., La Pine Chamber of Commerce Breakfast at the La Pine Senior Center,. Call (541) 536-9771 to RSVP. Fri/Sat, 11/18-11/19, Christmas in the Pines Gift Sale, Fri 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., Sat 10 a.m.- 5 p.m,. Handmade holiday gifts, vendors such as Jamberry, LulaRoe, 31 Bags, Doterra, handmade baby items, doll clothes, and more! 15007 Ponderosa Loop, La Pine (Ponderosa Pines community). Wed, 11/23, 11 a.m., La Pine Lions Club BOD meeting and noon business meeting at La Pine Community Building. Public is welcome.


(541) 536-5413. Tues, 11/29, 10 a.m., High Desert Museum presents “Native American Myths and Art” at the La Pine Library. Stories can be a way of explaining the world around us or passing on tradition. We’ll read a story of the Plateau People and create our own artwork. Ages 0-5 with chaperone. Fri/Sat, 12/2-12-3, La Pine Christmas Bazaar, Fri, 12 – 7 p.m., Sat, 11a.m. – 9 p.m., La Pine Community Center. (541) 536-7821. Attention all vendors and crafters! See www. for information and vendor applications. Sat, 12/3, La Pine Christmas Lights Parade. Get your application at the La Pine Chamber of Commerce. Application deadline is Tues, 11/29/2016. Go to for a parade registration form. (541) 536-9771. Sat, 12/3, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.- 6 p.m., Lions Club Children’s Christmas Store,. Mid-Oregon Credit Union, 51675 Huntington Road, La Pine. (541) 536-5413. Every Tuesday, 8 – 9 a.m., Toastmasters, La Pine. Do you want to become a confident public speaker and strong leader? If so, Toastmasters is the place for you. Gordy’s Truck Stop. newberryspeaktosucceed@gmail. com. Grief Support, first, third and fifth Tuesdays of the month, 10-11:30 a.m. Heart ‘N Home Hospice and Palliative Care Office, 51681 Huntington Road, La Pine. (Across from BiMart). (541) 536-7399. St. Vinnie’s Thrift Store 51661 Huntington Road, La Pine. (541) 5361956 Tues, 11/1, Books and shoes half price. Fri, 11/4, Crafts and office supplies half price. Mon, 11/7, Clothing bag sale. Wed, 11/9, Senior Day (50% off storewide if you are over 55). Fri, 11/11, Veteran’s Day Sale (25% off storewide for veterans). Sat, 11/12, Games and puzzles Two for $1. Tues, 11/15, $10 clothing bag sale. Thurs, 11/17, 25% off entire store. Wed, 11/23, Purses, luggage, shoes and boots half price. Sat, 11/26, Half off all Christmas items. Mon, 11/28, 25% off the back half of store. Wed, 11/30, $10 clothing bag sale. Bingo La Pine Senior Center Bingo, Mondays 5:45 p.m., Tuesdays 12:45 p.m. 16450 Victory Way, La Pine. (541) 536-6237. La Pine Moose Bingo every Wednesday at 5:45 p.m. Meals available. 52510 Drafter Road, La Pine. (541) 536-3388. La Pine American Legion every Thursday. Ticket sales: 4:40 p.m., First game: 5:45pm. Burgers, French fries and Polish dogs available. 52532 Drafter Road, La Pine. (541) 536-1402.

Sunriver Wed, 11/9, 6 – 9 p.m., Sunriver Potluck, SHARC Benham Hall. Residents of Sunriver and surrounding communities are welcome to attend this monthly potluck. For more information, go to calendar.html Sat, 11/12, 4 – 6 p.m., Artists Gallery Sunriver Second Saturday Artist Reception. View art & meet the artists during this monthly reception. Wine, beer and snacks will be served. 57100 Beaver Drive, Bend (541) 593-4382, www.artistsgallerysunriver. com. Sat, 11/12, 10 a.m. -3 p.m., Sunriver Christian Fellowship’s Annual Holiday Bazaar “Visions of Sugar Plums,” SHARC, Sunriver. Bake sale extraordinaire, plus a raffle and holiday gifts pertaining to dining and entertaining. All proceeds from the event benefit local charities. (541) 598-9188. Wed, 11/23, 8 p.m., Teen Night at the Pool. This teens-only event starts with an ice-cream float social followed by water basketball/ volleyball, contests, relays, use of the hot tub and other aquatic-themed activities. Open to anyone ages 12-18. Admission is $7 for 2016 Member Preference card holders; $10 for the general public. Pre-register for this event at (541) 585-3147. Fri, 11/25, 12:30 p.m. , Apple Cup football game, Huskies vs Cougars, SHARC. Food, beverages, no-host bar, team spirit contest. (541) 585-5000. Sat, 11/ 26, 1 p.m., Civil War football game, Ducks vs Beavers, SHARC. Food, beverages, no-host bar, team spirit contest. (541) 5855000. Sat, 11/26, 6 -8 p.m., Black Light Blast tubing, SHARC tubing hill, $15 general public admission includes tube and unlimited runs; $12 SROA members with valid Member Preference ID card. RSVP required as space is limited. (541) 585-3147. Mon, 12/12, 6 – 10 p.m., Sunriver Women’s Club Winter Gala, “Sleigh Bells in the Snow,” Sunriver Resort Great Hall. $80 per person includes appetizers, dinner and entertainment. (541) 593-6713. Central Oregon Sundays at SHARC. $9 per person through May 21. Includes indoor aquatics & tubing hill (seasonal). Must show proof of residence in Deschutes, Jefferson or Crook County. Alcoholics Anonymous, Tuesdays, 7:30 9:30 p.m., Pozzi Building, Sunriver Nature Center. Fort Rock Tues, 11/8, 7:30 p.m., Fort Rock Valley Historical Society annual meeting and election of officers, Fort Rock Grange Hall, Fort Rock, Oregon. Members are invited to run for office and/or vote for open positions on the board of directors. The Fort Rock Valley Historical Society is a 501c3 nonprofit corpo-ration.

La Pine Library Events Family Fun Storytime

Interactive Storytime with songs, rhymes, and crafts. Program is geared to ages 0-5, but the whole family is welcome! Thursdays, 10:30 am

Friends of the La Pine Library

November 15, 10:00 am The Library Book Club Intriguing titles with a fun group! Call or go online for our next read. Thursday, November 17, 12:00 pm

LEGO Block Party

Hours for the Friends of the La Pine Library’s Book Nook: Tuesdays, 10 am – 1 pm, Thursdays & Saturdays, 1 – 4 pm

Read! Build! Play! Join other builders and a gazillion LEGOs. All ages welcome to come and have fun! Saturday, November 19, 1:00 pm

Music and Movement Movement, music and stories to develop skills! Geared to 3 - 5 year-olds. Thursday, November 10, 10:30 am

Friends of the La Pine Library Meeting

Animal Adventures

Join the High Desert Museum for a fun storytime and craft. Meet one of the Museum’s live animals! Limited to 25 children age 3+ and their adults. Free tickets are available on the day of the program. Tues,

November is our Annual Business Meeting of the Friends of the La Pine Library. Everyone welcome to attend! Tuesday, November 22, 1:00 pm

Library Closure

All Deschutes Public Libraries will be CLOSING EARLY on Wednesday, November 23rd, at 5 pm, and will be CLOSED all day on Thursday, November

24, and Friday, November 25.

Friends of the La Pine Library

The Friends of the La Pine Library’s Book Nook will be CLOSED on November 24. Thursday, November 24

Animal Adventures

Join the High Desert Museum for a fun storytime and craft. Meet one of the Museum’s live animals! Limited to 25 children age 3+ and their adults. Free tickets are available on the day of the program. Tues., November 29, 10:00 am

People with disabilities needing accommodations (alternative formats, seating or auxiliary aides) should contact Community Librarian, Roxanne Renteria, at 541-312-1091, or roxanner@ The La Pine Public Library is located at 16425 1st Street, in La Pine, Oregon.

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Crescent/Gilchrist Sat, 11/5, 3 p.m., Harvest Bingo, Crescent Community Club. Bingo takes place from 4-8 p.m. or until all prizes have been given out. Concessions. 420 Crescent Cutoff Road. Sat, 11/12, 3 p.m., Gilchrist Athletic Bingo/ Spaghetti Feed, Gilchrist Junior/Senior High School, 201 Mountain View Drive, Gilchrist. Crescent Community Club Bingo every Tuesday night starting at 6 p.m. Bring the whole family. High Desert Museum Visit or call (541) 382-4754 for more information. Wed, 11/2, 4-7 p.m., Museum and Me. A time for children and adults with physical, cognitive, and/or social disabilities to enjoy the High Desert Museum after hours. Free for individuals, friends and family. RSVP: Sat, 11/5, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., Thorn Hollow String Band. Stomp your feet and do-si-do to the pioneer-inspired tunes of the frontier. Sat/Sun, 11/5-11/6, Photography Workshop. Capture the beauty of the Oregon Badlands Wilderness! Join photographer Jeff Jones for a two-day workshop that culminates with a field trip to the Badlands. RSVP. Tues, 11/8, 7 p.m., Natural History Pub: Wildfires in the West., at McMenamins in Bend. RSVP. Thurs, 11/10, 6:30 – 8 p.m., Global Hip-Hop and Cultural Activism. The University of Oregon presents Oregon Folklife Network artist Mic Crenshaw, top-selling MC and hiphop artist and social activist, at the Museum. RSVP. Fri, 11/11, 6 p.m., Artist Talk: DJ Spooky and “Heart of a Forest”. Join internationally-renowned artist Paul D. Miller as he discusses the intersection of music, art and science. RSVP. Sat, 11/12, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., Wasco Sally Bag-Making Class with Pat Courtney. Reservations required. Sat, 11/12, 7 a.m. – 12 p.m., Mule Deer Migration. Join a High Desert Museum wildlife biologist for a trip to Camp Sherman to learn about seasonal migration and the ecological significance of mule deer. Reservations required. Sat 11/12, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m., Weekend Workshop: Photography. Learn basic photography principles about angles and light with your own digital camera or one of ours. Reservations required. Sat 11/19, 7 a.m.-12 p.m., Mule Deer Migration. Join a High Desert Museum wildlife biologist for a trip to Pine Mountain to learn about seasonal migration and the ecological significance of mule deer. Reservations required. Sat, 11/19, 11 a.m.- 3 p.m., Mining Day. Stake a claim, pan for gold and have your earnings authenticated in our indoor placer mine and boomtown.

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November 2016

Half Price Yard Debris Recycling Monday, October 31 through Saturday November 12 (closed Sunday November 6 & November 11) local residents are encouraged to define their defensible space by taking advantage of the half price yard debris days. Residents can recycle their yard debris at Deschutes Recycling for HALF PRICE – only $2.00 per cubic yard. FireFree encourages residents to complete their fall clean up and maintenance of defensible space by bringing branches, leaves, shrubs and pine needles to Deschutes Recycling during this event. Residents can take advantage of this event as an alternative to fall burning and recycle the combustible vegetation inside the 30100 feet of defensible space around their homes. “Burning yard debris is not allowed inside the city limits of Bend, so FireFree provides this option for Bend residents to recycle their debris inexpensively and legally,” says Alison Green, FireFree Coordinator. The fall event is a great opportunity for residents to get a jump start on preparing their property for next fire season,” Green adds. “We hope residents will use this halfprice event to clean up their leaves, pine needles, and yard debris to provide a safe defensible space around their homes,” says Brad Bailey, President of Deschutes Recycling. “Taking these steps early is key to our community being prepared for next summer’s fire season,” Bailey adds. FireFree is a year-round effort to educate community members and increase resident participation in preparing for wildfires. For more information about FireFree activities in your area, call your local fire department


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