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Monthly FREE REGIONAL NEWS AND EVENTS Issue 1 January 2017 Volume II See Inside: Pull-Out Section, The Hawk's Flight - LPHS Student Newspaper

St. Charles Family Clinic to Improve Healthcare Access

"It's Time to Move Forward as a City," Urges La Pine's New Mayor

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To better understand the concerns of La Pine residents (both inside and outside the city limits), Dennis Scott is setting up informal gatherings at local venues throughout the year. The first of these “Sit Down with the Mayor” sessions will be held: January 18, Wickiup Station restaurant, 4 p.m. January 19, the new Grounded Café, 4 p.m.

Architectural renderings of the future St. Charles Family Care Clinic in La Pine were recently released. The new clinic is slated to open in the Fall of 2017 and offer area residents access to primary care, Immediate Care, and radiology and laboratory services. The floor plan also includes space for a community meeting room. By Lynette Confer

Editor With an attitude of cooperation and partnership, St. Charles Foundation is moving closer to its goal of opening the St. Charles Family Care Clinic in fall 2017, and thereby expanding healthcare services in an underserved region. With a population of more than 25,000 in the communities of La Pine, Sunriver, Gilchrist, Crescent, Chiloquin, Chemult, Christmas Valley, Silver Lake and Fort Rock, access to healthcare has long been a concern of residents. “One main focus will be offering more opportunities for area residents to establish primary care with a local physician,” explained Jeff Cool, Philanthropy Officer with St. Charles Foundation. “In the beginning, we’ll have two or three doctors who will be accepting new patients, but we have the capacity to grow as we go along. We’re hoping to basically double the capacity of patients serviced in the area. “The other half of the clinic (six rooms in all) is dedicated to Immediate Care,” Cool added. “Physicians and physician assistants will be available on a rotating basis to handle minor injuries and broken bones, sinus infections, ear infections and other such illnesses for walk-in patients.” The St. Charles Family Care Clinic will also offer appointments with specialists to established patients. “Specialists like cardiologists, oncologists and others will come down to La Pine on a rotating basis, something we offer in other communities as well,” noted Cool. St. Charles recently reached out to La Pine’s Drug Mart to explore the possibility of having Sunday hours. “Our medical team feels it doesn’t make sense to offer services on Sunday if there isn’t a pharmacy open for patients to fill

prescriptions,” Cool stated. (Neither of La Pine’s two pharmacies, Drug Mart or the pharmacy at Bi-Mart, is open on Sundays.) According to Drug Mart owner Leah Bishop: “We are very interested in working with St. Charles. We are here to support our community. We all live here and understand the importance of making health care more available, especially Immediate Care seven days a week.” Bishop explained that she and her staff will thoroughly address how best to offer Sunday hours well before the St. Charles Clinic is slated to open next fall. The St. Charles building will include rooms for radiology, including x-ray, ultrasound and laboratory services. Cool said that St. Charles currently owns and operates the laboratory services at the La Pine Community Health Clinic. “We will keep that laboratory going, but with the new clinic also offering lab services, we will be doubling the capacity of what we can do now,” he said. A room will be designated for use by community groups and for health classes. And, in response to a clearlyidentified need for need for cost-effective employment-related drug testing, “we will be able to offer this on-site for local businesses,” Cool commented. St. Charles Foundation is currently involved in fundraising efforts to cover construction costs for the new 11,500-square-foot facility (which has the potential of adding 7,000 square feet of floor space if needed). “The goal is to raise $1.5 million toward the total project cost of $5 million, with St. Charles Foundation donating the remaining funds,” Cool stated. “We began a Capital Campaign project this past fall and are

Clinic cont. on page 14

By Andrea Hine

Staff Writer La Pine’s new mayor, Dennis Scott, was raised in a dairy farming community of 700 people at the base of the Adirondack Mountains in upstate New York. “I’m a farm boy,” he readily admits. “The people were warm and friendly, helped out their neighbors, and had a respect for independence – which is also true here. It’s as if we’ve found this wonderful place from my past.” After attending business college, Scott took the New York State Police entrance exam and was accepted – at age 20. Becoming a firearms instructor and training officer, he participated in training the force’s new officers. Scott subsequently was assigned to help with security at the Lake Placid Olympics, where the U.S. hockey team won a gold medal. “I met figure skaters and hockey players from all over the world, including Russia and Czechoslovakia, and realized people are the same everywhere. They are all trying to live and be the best they can be. “As a result of the positions I’ve held, and the places I’ve been, I’m not intimidated by anybody,” Scott noted. “I’ve had a beer with sportscasters, dated figure skaters, and done interior renovations for Academy Award-winning movie stars and composers. What’s important to me is experience and common sense – that’s how I’ve lived my whole life. “No one is better than anyone else, and people of all backgrounds have something of value to share – we just have to listen. It’s such a rewarding way to learn. I’ve also found that everyone has their own journey,” added Scott. “That’s why we should never judge another.” Following his retirement from the police force, Scott moved to California and became superintendant with a large national building company that specialized in condominium complexes. “Construction has always been in my blood,” he said. In this position, Scott’s training, communication and budgetary skills garnered awards for consistently completing projects ahead of schedule and on budget. “I want to get things done and done right,” he stated. Scott met his wife Colleen during this time. “She was assistant to the superintendent of a school district with 20,000 kids, and then devoted her energies to United Way.” After both had retired from these pursuits, they traveled around the United States looking for a place to settle. They spent three days in Austin, Texas, checking out houses there, and even made an offer on a property in Coos Bay – which fortunately (in retrospect) fell through. Deciding to broaden their search to the other side of the Cascades, the couple was immediately drawn to the combination of

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Sit Down With Mayor Dennis Scott

Grounded Café to Reopen January 3 With New Owners and Expanded Menu Page 4 Sheriff 's Department's Lt. Joe DeLuca Serves as La Pine Liaison Page 3 Nonprofits Gratified by Local Generosity Page 5 Homestead Quilts Appreciates La Pine's "Special Small Town Feel" Page 5 Wyatt Craddock Excels at Mini Bareback Riding Page 6

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Flags for First Graders By Phyllis York Contributing Writer

During the month of November, Veterans and Past Post Commanders of La Pine Post 45 visited first grade students at Rosland Elementary and La Pine Elementary. They handed out mini American flags Photo by Al Wakefield and coloring books teaching the kids about the American flag. Veterans reach out to first graders at It’s a great program, and since Rosland Elementary School. L to R: flag day is June 14, they decided Veterans Cab Clark, Phyllis York (Past that anytime is the right time to La Pine Post 45 Commander), Steve learn about the flag of this great Woodford (also Past Commander) and country. Rosland Elementary First Graders. November 11 was Veteran’s Day, so what a great month to teach our first graders about our flag. A special thanks to the teachers and staff of both schools for allowing us this opportunity. See all you all next year for another group of first graders.

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County Seeks Volunteers for Noxious Weed Advisory Board Applications accepted through Friday, January 13

Deschutes County is looking for up to three residents to serve on the County’s Noxious Weed Advisory Board. Citizens with an interest in or knowledge of noxious weeds are encouraged to apply no later than Friday, January 13, at 5 p.m. The Noxious Weed Board is an advisory committee to the Board of County Commissioners that: • Identifies and prioritizes issues to be addressed by the County’s noxious weed program, • Supports and advises the County Commission and County staff on noxious weeds, and • Develops and assists with a noxious weed outreach and education program. New members will fill terms ending either December 31, 2018 or 2019 and can be reappointed for subsequent threeyear terms. Interviews may be conducted depending on the number of applications that are received. The Noxious Weed Advisory Board is comprised of a minimum of seven members who represent a variety of interests, including recreation and tourism, agriculture, public land managers, conservation groups, municipalities, landowners and homeowners. Committee members are asked to serve a three-year volunteer term and are not reimbursed for their time. The Board meets on the second Thursday of each month from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in the fall, winter and spring. If necessary, additional subcommittee meetings may be scheduled. To Apply: Please submit a letter of interest, including qualifications and experience, to the Advisory Board by Friday, January 13, to Deschutes County Forester Ed Keith, ed.keith@deschutes. org or mail to: Deschutes County Road Department ATTN: Ed Keith, 61150 SE 27th Street Bend, OR 97702 For more information about the Deschutes County Noxious Weed Advisory Board application process, please contact Deschutes County Forester Ed Keith at (541) 322-7117 or email him at ed.keith@

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From L to R: Steve Woodford, four first grade teachers at La Pine Elementary, Phyllis York and of course all the first graders at La Pine Elementary.

La Pine Rural Fire Protection District Notice of Regular Board Meeting

The Board of Directors of the La Pine Rural Fire Protection District will hold a regular Board Meeting on Thursday, January 12, 2017, 9:00 a.m. at the Fire Station located at 51550 Huntington Road, La Pine. The meeting location is accessible to persons with disabilities. Complete agendas or request for interpreter for the hearing impaired or for the accommodations for persons with disabilities should be made at least 48 hours before the meeting through the district administrative office at 51590 Huntington Road, La Pine, (541) 536-2935.

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Sheriff's Department's Joe DeLuca Is a La Pine Loyalist By Andrea Hine Staff Writer


Arriving in Sunriver for his first law enforcement job in 1998, recent college graduate Joe DeLuca was not deterred by his parents’ objections or the fact that he had no place to live. He carried only two duffel bags and the strength of his own convictions. “I always knew I wanted to be a cop,” he said. The question wasn’t ‘if,’ but ‘where.’” The second half of the equation had been resolved a few months earlier – the moment DeLuca stepped off the plane in Oregon for a visit with a cousin he’d never met before. At the cousin’s urging to see the High Desert, DeLuca ended up in Sunriver and was accepted as part of a 10-person seasonal bike patrol. After a local real estate agent offered him a room in her home “until you get on your feet,” DeLuca set out to purchase the items required for his new job. With list in hand, and little knowledge of his sizing, DeLuca sought assistance from a young lady at the counter of the local clothing store. She subsequently became his wife. (Crystal now works for MidState Electric, and the couple has two children – a daughter Avery (age 12) and a 10-year-old son Tag.) Describing his summer stint as “a great job that presented a lot of opportunities,” DeLuca subsequently became a jail technician with the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Department. He moved steadily up through the ranks, at one point joining the Central Oregon Drug Enforcement Team (CODE). He was promoted to Sergeant in 2006, and to Lieutenant in 2014. “I always had goals,” DeLuca said, “and did my best to achieve them.” He explained that the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Department is divided into four districts -- Redmond/ Terrebonne, Sisters, Bend and La Pine. It is further divided into patrol teams – each consisting of one lieutenant, two sergeants, 12 deputies, and one field technician – which are assigned to each district. The district encompassing La Pine – which DeLuca heads -- extends south to the Klamath County line and north to Lava Butte. “At the bare minimum,” he noted, “there are two deputies on patrol. On most days, there are three deputies and a supervisor.” DeLuca estimated that 50 percent of his time is spent on administrative work, and the other 50 percent on patrol. When on duty, he oversees the entire county, and responds to high-level incidents such as a barricaded person or a fatal motor vehicle accident anywhere within that jurisdiction. “Another part of my job is serving as community liaison here in La Pine,” added DeLuca, “which includes having

lunch with school kids, handing out sheriff badges, and broaching sensitive subjects such as child abuse. I don’t want them to see me as a scary cop.” He emphasized that “the local schools have played an active part. Their directive: “we want you there.’” A La Pine resident for the past 16 years, DeLuca noted that “our tightknit community has a mix of long-term families with a history here and more recent residents. Those new to the area may encounter unfamiliar cultural nuances,” he admitted. “For example, families that choose to live near forest service land might not realize that hearing numerous gunshots signals hunting season. Out-of-state people experiencing our winter for the first time, which is admittedly very trying, sometimes need to be told that ‘no one is going to come and plow your road.’ “At the same time,” emphasized DeLuca, “local people want to help others in need, as shown by charitable efforts like the Christmas Basket Association and Toys for Tots. Generous donations also enable less fortunate kids to play sports. La Pine still has the special feel of a small town. And, from a policing standpoint, the community is very supportive of law enforcement.” In police parlance, DeLuca described the La Pine district as “very active with a high call load.” The Sheriff’s Department deals with concerns ranging from domestic problems to elderly abuse, home safety and security, scams, juvenile issues, theft, traffic and narcotics. “And as La Pine continues to grow, our challenge is dealing with that growth and the resultant need to provide a lot more services,” he noted. Deschutes County as a whole also continues to grow, and the Sheriff’s Department (with an annual budget of $46.3 million) is refining and developing its strategies accordingly. (Bend is the state’s 7th-fastest growing city, with Redmond and La Pine ranking among the top 25.) DeLuca is integrally involved with this strategizing, which encompasses patrol, criminal investigations, a searchand-rescue operation (“the busiest in the state”), corrections (including a 352-inmate jail), a “top-notch forensics department that is one of the best in Oregon,” and an “immense” civil division. Despite his diverse and daunting responsibilities within the 221-person Sheriff’s Office, DeLuca’s loyalty to the community where he works and lives is unshakeable: “La Pine is where I want to be.”

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City of La Pine News & Updates City Hall Meetings


Public is invited to attend all meetings listed and agendas are posted on the city website. Regular monthly meetings are as follows, but subject to change depending on need and agenda. Meeting Minutes and Audio from Meetings also available on the City Website. Call City Hall or visit City of La Pine website at to check for up-to-date information on any of these items.

Wednesday, January 4 - Special Meeting & Work Session - Swearing in of New Councilors and Mayor - 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, January 10 Public Works Committee Meeting - 10 a.m. Wednesday, January 11 - City Council Meeting - 6 p.m. Wednesday, January 18 - Planning Commission Meeting - 5:30 p.m. *Public Comment opportunities are available at all City meetings.

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

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It is me to remind area residents of the City’s snow removal policy. Certain streets have been designated as primary and secondary snow routes for plowing on days when the snow has reached a depth of four inches and is not expected to melt. People parking on those streets will need to remove their cars so the snow removal crews can operate the snow plows.

First priority will be the primary routes, which include the following streets: William Foss Road from US 97 to Mi s Way 4th Street from US 97 to Morson Street Evans Way from William Foss Road to terminus Hinkle Way from Reed Road to Finley Bu e Road Wheeler Road from William Foss Road to terminus Mi s Way from Reed Road to CW Reeves Lane Bonnie Way from William Foss Rd to Finley Bu e Road Preble Way from Finley Bu e Road to Basse Drive Morson Street from 1st Street to US 97

1stStreet from Hun ngton Road to east terminus Bluewood Avenue from 1stStreet to Bluewood Place Caldwell Drive from Hun ngton Rd to Crescent Creek Dr Crescent Creek Drive from Caldwell Dr to Findley Drive Findley Drive from Hun ngton Rd to Crescent Creek Dr Cagle Road from Hun ngton Road to Murray Drive Skidgel Road from Burgess Road to Cagle Road Dra�er Road from Rosland Road to US 97

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Murray Drive from Cagle Road to terminus Santa Barbara Drive from Cagle Road to terminus Elm Drive from Cagle Road to terminus Oak Drive from Cagle Road to terminus Ash Drive from Cagle Road to terminus Railroad Street from Burgess Road to Cagle Road Antler Lane from Burgess Road to Cagle Road Doe Lane from Burgess Road to Cagle Road Pine Drive from Burgess Road to Cagle Road Pine Place from Hun ngton Road to terminus Glenwood Drive from Burgess Road to Hun ngton Road Allen Drive from Glenwood Drive to Glenwood Drive Trapper George Ln from Fordham Dr to Fordham Dr Fordham Drive from Caldwell Drive to Beesley Place Charlo e Day Dr from Fordham Dr to Crescent Creek Dr Beesley Place from Findley Dr to Crescent Creek Drive Memorial Lane from Hun ngton Road to east terminus Victory Way from Hun ngton Road to east terminus S llwell Street from 1 st Street to Morson Street 2 nd Street from Morson Street to S llwell Street Cabin Lake Lane from Wheeler Road to east terminus Salzer Street from 1 st Street to terminus

Walker Street from 3 rd Street to 5 th Street 5 th Street from Walker Street to Pengra Street Pengra Street from 6 th Street to 5 th Street Carter Court from Preble Way to terminus Heath Drive from Hun ngton Road to east terminus Cassidy Court from Preble Way to west terminus Cassidy Drive from Preble Way to east terminus Riley Drive from Hun ngton Road to east terminus Be y Court from Preble Way to west terminus Be y Drive from Preble Way to east terminus Basse Drive from Hun ngton Road to east terminus Assembly Way from Hinkle Way to Mi s Way Box Way from Hinkle Way to Mi s Way Dillon Way from Hinkle Way to Mi s Way Ascha Court from Hinkle Way to east terminus Mac Court from Wheeler Road to north/south termini Wya Drive from Wheeler Road to Mi s Way Lasso Lane from Wheeler Road to Wya Drive McClintock Place from Wheeler Road to east terminus Oakridge Place from Mi s Way to west terminus Shaw Pine Court from Mi s Way to west terminus Apache Tears Ct from Wheeler Road to south terminus

Parking is prohibited along primary and secondary snow removal routes during the occasion of four or more inches of snowfall. Vehicles parked on these routes may be towed at the owner’s expense. A map containing these snow routes, as well as a copy of Ordinance 2016-11, is available upon request at La Pine City Hall, Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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Business Spotlight By Florence Neis

Grounded Café Reopening January 3 With New Owners, Expanded Menu and “Home-Town” Ambience By Andrea Hine Staff Writer

Contributing Writer & Photographer Studio Sabai

Hometown girl Jennifer Slater, who has specialized in integrated therapeutic massage for the past nine years, established Studio Sabai in July 2015. She previously worked at Bronze Beach and Sabai Healing Arts, then becoming co-owner of Sabai Wellness Center in July 2010. Her contributions included adding yoga, tae kwon do and zumba Jennifer Slater, Licensed Massage to the center’s programs When her fellow co-owners Therapist decided to retire, Slater became responsible for all aspects of the business, and it just became “too much for one person.” As she explained, “I was spending a great deal of time with the business and not enough time for myself so now I specialize in massage therapy only.” Growing up in La Pine and relocating here in 1998, Slater attended La Pine High School where her husband, Gary, teaches physical education, health and science. Gary also coaches football, wrestling and track. They have three children and three grandchildren. For an appointment, call Slater at (541) 610-6355. Studio Sabai is located at 16480 William Foss Road. La Pine Grocery Outlet GOT LIKES?! We want ‘em!!! For every “LIKE” we receive on our La Pine Grocery Outlet Facebook page (up to 1,000), La Pine Grocery Outlet will donate $1 to the St. Vincent de Paul La Pine Food Pantry to be awarded at our Soft Opening on February 2. Get busy and “Like” and “Share” on Facebook to help our local St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry between now and February 2.

EDCO HIRES STEVE PARNELL AS SUNRIVER/LA PINE AREA ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT MANAGER Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO) is pleased to announce the hiring of Steve Parnell as Sunriver/La Pine Area Economic Development Manager, effective December 19, 2016. In this role, Parnell will be responsible for executing the plans and programs of business retention, expansion and recruitment within the La Pine and Sunriver communities and assisting in creating and retaining employment in South Deschutes County. Additionally, Parnell is responsible for working with area leaders to assist in projects, initiatives and activities that directly or indirectly make the community an easy, cost effective and friendly place to do business. Prior to this position, Parnell spent 11 years teaching business, marketing and customer service classes at La Pine High School. He also has more than 25 years of private industry experience in natural gas, water and electric utilities, computer software, and publishing with

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an emphasis on customer service, quality assurance, maintenance, marketing, management training, process improvement, documentation, purchasing, and inventory control. “As a former teacher at La Pine High School, Steve is very familiar with the opportunities and challenges of the area,” said Lee. “He’s already integrated into the community and that will be a huge asset to capitalize on South County’s economic potential.” Parnell has a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Point Loma Nazarene University and an MA in Teaching from George Fox University. He was a past member of the Oregon FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) State Advisory Board, OACTE (Oregon Career Technical Educators) and a past national member of PMI (Project Management Institute). In his free time, Parnell enjoys the Oregon Coast, Broadway plays, local theatre, his sons’ bands, getaways with his wife, and church.

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After devoting herself to a successful Bend café for 15 years, which consistently garnered ecstatic reviews and a loyal clientele, wouldn’t you expect the business owner to eventually trade this exhaustive lifestyle for the charms of a smaller community? Perhaps buy some land and a comfortable house, and relax? While the move and the acquisitions took place, the relaxation did not. As Karen McCormack explained, “my husband Alan and I wanted a slower pace. So we sold Palmer’s Café (extolled in Trip Advisor as having “the best breakfast and service anywhere in Central Oregon” and “incredibly good food”), and got settled in our new home in La Pine. We couldn’t have been happier, until I realized that I missed having my own business. I didn’t know what to do with myself!” McCormack, who moved to Deschutes River Woods in Bend at age 17, “thought it was paradise.” Two years later, she ventured into the food service industry as a server in a Mexican restaurant. “I like working with people, and knew right off the bat that this was a good way to make a living.” A subsequent several-year stint in a medical office came to an end when the two doctors she was assisting decided to retire. But the time had not been wasted. It helped reinforce her awareness that “there is a niche for every person. And my heart was in food service.” McCormack then moved to Minnesota, bought a motel, and worked as manager at a restaurant a block away. But she hadn’t counted on how cold winters could be – down to 60 degrees below zero. “I couldn’t even get my dog to go outside,” McCormack recalled. “I remember once seeing a crowd of people huddling outside Target – everyone’s automobile battery had frozen!” McCormack is not easily dissuaded, so she “thought I’d give summer a try. But the mosquitos shattered my dreams of sitting outside on the patio and barbequing.” After four years of Minnesota’s intemperate climate, she decided that “now it’s time to really accomplish my dream. McCormack moved back to Bend and scoured the local newspapers, finding a small “restaurant for sale” ad that piqued her interest. “After looking in the window, I knew at once that this is what I had been looking for.” The café, Palmer’s, had been in existence for 15 years. Under the subsequent tutelage of McCormack and her partner Harold Johnson, it began its second 15-year chapter. “The café kept growing and growing, and became very well known in Central Oregon. I thank our customers for their

loyalty, as we never did any advertising. Our reputation was built solely through word of mouth,” noted McCormack. “I treasured getting to know so many people, and becoming friends with so many customers. We built wonderful relationships there,” she added. Between them, McCormack and her husband Alan (who had both been married before), have six children and eight grandchildren. After sharing responsibilities at the restaurant for several years after they met – and expanding it by two rooms and an outside patio for a total of 20 tables – they mutually decided that they wanted to spend more time with their family. So Palmer’s Café went on the market again. “Alan was fully supportive when I decided to get back into food service here in La Pine, albeit on a smaller scale,” noted McCormack. “Buying Grounded Café is like starting a new adventure.” Based on customer reviews, the couple agrees “it was obvious that Krissy, the previous owner, had been doing a good job. But we believe there is room for expansion and new ideas.” All food items will be “top of the line and of the highest quality, yet we’ll keep prices economical,” McCormack emphasized. A sampling of what’s in store: home-style breakfast (with choice of bacon, sausage or ham steak, two eggs and potatoes), country sausage gravy, waffles, French fries, cheeseburgers, and specialty coffee drinks such as mochas and lattes. “Although we’ll be open for business starting January 3, Monday through Friday, we want to feel very confident that we’ve worked out all the kinks before staging an official ‘grand opening,’” said McCormack. This will take place on January 19 at 4 p.m., in conjunction with the second “Sit Down with the Mayor” session. The cafe will have six tables, with couches on the side and one or two electric fireplaces to “create a cozy and comfortable atmosphere – a ‘home away from home,’” she described. “This arrangement offers a place for small meetings, where people can simply order coffee and conduct their business in conducive surroundings. “Alan and I hope to build the same kind of relationships at Grounded Cafe as we did before. And although we’re new to the community, everyone has been so friendly and helpful,” she observed. “They smile and say hello, and even take my arm to help me navigate the ice. “La Pine has the same population as Bend did when I first moved there. Being in a town this size is when I feel happiest and most comfortable.” La Pine residents Vicki and Ken Mulenex, counting a division Concept Retail, Inc themselves among the fans who made Palmer’s Café such an institution, commented: “We’ve loved the excellent food and service at this neat little URGESS D place. We’re going to be La Pine OR 97739 very well serviced here in La Pine with the reborn Grounded Café.” 541-536-3695 fax

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Owner of Homestead Quilts Generous People and Businesses Trades Urban Amenities for Keep Local Nonpro�its Serving By Candace Gray Small Town Spirit Staff Writer By Andrea Hine Staff Writer

Cathy Buono, owner of Homestead Quilts & Art Gallery, recalls the moment 16 years ago when she knew La Pine had become home. “After spending our fourth winter here, in a dilapidated cabin on property we had purchased, my husband announced ‘I’m not ever going back!’” Introduced to the town by cousins who lived here, the couple was accustomed to off-roading in the California desert during Central Oregon’s famously intemperate colder months. Buono, who had always been a sewer, made accessories such as covers for dune buggies and rock-crawling jeeps in her spare time. Her husband’s dramatic pronouncement signaled a new chapter for the couple, and an end to decades of life in Southern California – where both had been successful professionals. Buono, spotted at a high school career fair while in her senior year, was hired upon graduation by the phone company (in California and Nevada) as a long-distance operator. Upon her retirement 30 years later, she had moved up through the ranks to the position of a branch sales manager in San Diego for its yellow pages subsidiary. Buono’s husband was an arson and bomb detective. As “all the judges, crooks and other less savory citizens knew him as a result of his investigations, it got to the point that we couldn’t go to a restaurant or walk down the street without being recognized.” La Pine offered anonymity and a respite from urban life, and the couple bought property here in 1996. But that doesn’t explain how Buono’s transition from sales executive and sometime-sewer to quilting entrepreneur occurred. She explains. In 2003, thanks to a Christmas gift from her sister, Buono took her first quilting class – “I was hooked.” This was followed by a class in top-stitching and the purchase of a machine used in these final steps of making a quilt. “I began doing topstitching for customers of Barbara Johnson, the original owner of Homestead Quilts. When Johnson’s daughter (who was in the Navy) got shipped out for sea duty, and needed help caring for her infant son, she needed to sell the shop. That decision was pivotal for Buono. “What if the new owner won’t let me continue to do work for the shop’s customers?” she thought. “Even worse, what if that person decides to throw away all the fabric and open a hardware store?” Buono’s husband incisively put an end to those despairing thoughts: “Why don’t you just buy the operation?” he advised. Buono agreed with his suggestion with the caveat that her ownership wouldn’t exceed five years. “It will be nine years this February,” she noted. Yet the fate of Homestead Quilts under its new ownership was far from certain as, within a year of each other, Buono and her husband were diagnosed with cancer. Surgeries and chemotherapy thankfully led to remission for both, while a cadre of volunteers kept the shop going. “I’m very humbled thinking of their efforts,” Buono said. “These dear people were motivated by loyalty to their passion for quilting, to my husband and me, and to the community.” There are still moments – if a day passes with few customers, for example – when she wonders if it’s time to close the doors. “But then someone may ask ‘do you have any of those buttons that go on vintage Levis?’ And when we can say, ‘I’ve got it!’ our being here makes sense. Several groups meet regularly on the premises. These include the “Friday Friends” who gather to work on their own projects

photo by Andrea Hine

Cathy Buono (owner of the only quilt shop on Hwy. 97) and her husband John are joined by Shayla. A nine-year-old hospice therapy and medic alert dog, she is well known to many residents of La Pine.

or to do philanthropic work such as making dresses destined for Africa. An embroidery group, which meets the third Wednesday of every month, brings its own embroidery machine. “It’s fascinating to watch them,” Buono commented. On Wednesdays, a group gets together to knit and crochet in a well-stocked room to the left of the entrance. “Jean, one of our regular clients, lamented several months ago that there was no local place to buy yarn. I responded that ‘if you run it, I’ll give you the whole room,” recalled Buono. Homestead Quilts is also a local art gallery. As Buono pointed out, “some of the artists have been with us for 12 years – both with me and the previous owner – and have clients who return here to buy their works. “I appreciate our very loyal local customers,” she emphasized. “We’re also lucky enough to have many travelers who stop each time they pass by.” Buono credits two events as being responsible for this demographic. The first is the Quilt Shop Hop that takes place twice a year in spring and fall. Shops and events of interest are listed in the Central Oregon Quilt Shop Guide (along with a map), and “we’re at the southernmost point of the route.” The second event is the annual quilt show in Sisters, now in its 41st year. According to event organizers, 10,000+ visitors from all 50 states and 23 countries enjoyed the talents of 1,200 quilters in 2016. “Many people en route to Sisters stop by our store, sometimes for a potty break – our location is a big plus,” Buono elaborated. “We’ve always been a small shop,” she added, “and rely primarily on word of mouth to promote the business. ‘Be sure you tell folks about us,’ we tell customers. We focus on providing personable service – it’s a real hot button. So we greet everyone and treat them as friends. We even have our register at the front door so we can answer questions and provide assistance from the first moment people walk in.” Buono is obviously happy that, thanks to her husband’s epiphany all those years ago, they decided to live in La Pine fulltime. “The people I’ve met are so friendly and helpful. Here you can call a neighbor when you need help – our community is like that. And while lots and lots of new residents are moving here, I hope La Pine keeps that special small town feel.”

“We still can’t believe it!” said William Reeder, president of the La Pine Veterans Outreach (LPVO). “We set a fundraising goal of $,1300 to help homeless vets get through the winter with the purchase of tents, tarps and sleeping bags. We thought it was a high goal but based it on the cost of the items that are required for the weather here.” With the generous financial support of several local groups and private donors, LPVO raised $1,300. Exactly. Ace Hardware, Cascade Natural Gas, Farmers Insurance, and the La Pine Chamber of Commerce were major contributors. In addition to monetary support, the veterans support organization recently received a donation of several warm coats. The group welcomes good condition winter clothes of all types. “All of our volunteers, and the people who need our services, are so grateful,” Reeder commented. St. Vincent’s Food Bank “Our Food Bank had a couple of modest contributions recently, including one that specified it was for a big bag of dog food. We had just run out that morning!” said Jaime Smith, St. Vinney’s social services manager. “Then during Christmas week, a man walked in and said he was impressed to learn of the work we’d done during the year. He left a card that I didn’t open till later. I was stunned. We have never had a $500 gift before.” Smith noted that the social services department has been busier than usual recently and that “the new donor’s generosity will go a long way in making sure that our food and other free services can meet our clients’ needs, especially during the holidays.” La Pine Community Kitchen The multi-service Kitchen has recently seen a big increase in the number of first- time individual donors during the holiday giving season. To compare, in 2015 the months of November and December brought in private donors who gave a total of $3,443. Fifty-one new private donors and repeat donors contributed $15,554 to wrap up 2016 with a big bow. Molly Straw came to the Kitchen in person to give her first financial contribution. “I volunteered here a few years ago. Reading the story in The Newberry Eagle reminded me of all the good work that goes on here,” said the longtime La Pine resident. “We are confident that the newspaper article was what generated substantially more funds and first-time donors than in the past,” added Chuck Horne, co-general manager with Marj Proffitt. Executive director Kim Hafermalz remarked that funding from La Pine groups and social clubs also helped make it possible for the Community Kitchen to continue its hot noon meals and other services throughout December. “I’m always grateful, surprised, and so happy to see the generous outpouring of support from this community that I’ve grown to love,” Hafermalz said.



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Mini Bareback Riding - A Whole New Rodeo By Lynette Confer Editor

Courtesy Photo Wyatt Craddock riding mini bareback at a rodeo this past summer. Wyatt loves all things rodeo and is a talented rider. When you ask Wyatt Craddock what he likes most about mini bareback riding, his face just lights up. This young cowboy loves being outdoors and just about everything to do with rodeo. A few years ago, Wyatt rode in his first-ever rodeo, winning first place in mutton bustin’ at the La Pine Rodeo. Mutton bustin’ is an event where young cowboys and cowgirls try their hand at jumping on a sheep and hanging on for the ride. It was after this that Wyatt was hooked. Just nine years old, Wyatt is a fourth grader at Gilchrist Elementary School. Last year, Wyatt got an opportunity to try mini bareback riding. “A friend started with the mini bucking ponies and invited Wyatt to go along,” said Melinda Craddock, Wyatt’s mom. “He just loved it.” Mini bareback riding is a fairly new rodeo event that seeks to bridge the gap

Courtesy Photo Wyatt dressed for mini bareback riding in his vest and chaps. He also wears a helmet, something his parents insist on. between the younger mutton bustin’ events and those for older riders like bucking broncos or bull riding. Mini bareback contestants ride appropriate sized ponies. These aren’t your every-day “pony ride” ponies, but bucking stock ponies. This year, Wyatt rode in more than a dozen rodeos in Oregon, California and Wyoming. He rode under the Mini Bareback Riding Association and finished Number 2 in Oregon. He won two belt buckles and cash prizes totaling around $500, although entry fees, equipment and travel expenses totaled much more than this. For the very first time, the La Pine Rodeo featured mini bareback riding at the

Buck ‘N Boom event on July 2. “I won the mini bareback riding event,” Wyatt said quietly with a smile. “My favorite thing about riding mini bareback is probably the adrenaline rush,” Wyatt added mischievously. “It’s really a lot of fun.” “I really don’t worry about him riding,” remarked Wyatt’s mom. “He’s really good at what he does. We do make him wear a helmet, which is not required, but we feel it’s important,” she said. Wyatt spends a lot of time practicing for his rodeo event. At home, Wyatt’s parents built bucking chutes for practice. And there are often opportunities to practice with rodeo friends. “My favorite rodeo this year was the Indian Rodeo,” Wyatt said. “I love helping the little kids in the chutes, helping them with mutton bustin’ and getting in the arena to really help out. At this rodeo, they let me do this a lot,” Wyatt proudly shared. When asked if all the hard work, travel and practice was worth it, Wyatt smiled and affirmed, “Yeah, it’s worth it. My goal for next year is to make the World Championships in Las Vegas.” Wyatt came close to meeting this goal in 2016. The top three kids in each state were eligible to compete. In October, Wyatt competed in the Mini Bareback Finals in Rock Springs, Wyoming. On his first ride, his pony rolled on him. That resulted in “no score” and ended Wyatt’s run for a spot at the World Championship competition. The only drawback to Wyatt’s passion for Mini Bareback Riding is the traveling involved and the cost. “The travel, equipment and rodeo entry fees are expensive,” admitted his mom. But, like many rodeo families and athletes, Wyatt is seeking sponsors to help him achieve his goals for next year. For instance, Wyatt’s vest this year, the cost of which was around $200, was sponsored by Dan Wallis at La Pine Feed Store. Even during the winter months, Wyatt will continue to compete in mini bareback riding. He is currently riding in the Central Oregon Rough Stock Winter Series, a belt buckle series, at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds. Wyatt just received his official invite to an Oregon City Rodeo January 11-15. He will also be riding in a rodeo in Klamath Falls on New Year’s Eve. To see more photos of Wyatt, read more about his rodeo dreams, or to make a donation to help him purchase equipment or pay rodeo entry fees, visit his Facebook page, “Wyatt Craddock, Bronc Rider” and leave a message. The page is monitored daily.

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Coach Mumm Sees Great Potential in La Pine High School Basketball Team By Kelly Notary

Contributing Writer The season for this year’s boys’ basketball team is off to a running start. With a preseason record of 5-2, they are showing marked improvement under new Head Coach, Jason Mumm. With just two returning seniors and only three total players, there is a real opportunity for Mumm to put together a strong team that can grow together during the next few years. Prior to taking the head coaching job for our La Pine Hawks, Mumm was Head Coash for the Vale High Vikings; a school half the size of La Pine High School, but still within the 3A Conference. A basketball fan since childhood, Mumm has studied and played the game he loves most of his life, including a stint playing college ball for Eastern Oregon University. His love for the game is evident on the sidelines, and the kids are responding in kind. When asked about his goals for the team, Mumm sees great potential in the current roster and upcoming players to make a real imprint on the conference. Short term, he would like to see the team grow on and off the court; personal growth is one of the key elements to his coaching strategy. Mental toughness and overcoming those things outside of basketball to make the boys better at life, first, and the game, second. Long term in the next two or three years he would like to see the team not only get to the playoffs, but also be one of the teams the league expects

to see there. “We need to put ourselves in a position to compete for a playoff spot at the end of this year. Then build on that.” The rest will surely come with hard work and a little time. Mumm is an Idaho transplant drawn to Central Oregon after spending his junior and senior years of college at Eastern Oregon University, and marrying a Central Oregonian. Outside of his basketball duties, he teaches Physical Science and Physics, “The warm welcome from staff and students has been the highlight of accepting the position here,” he states of his move to the Bend La Pine School District. He is already making his mark on the school; not only with his positive outlook and meaningful goals for his players, but with a new fundraising plan that goes beyond reaching out to the community by including them. This year, in an effort to get the community more involved with the players and the basketball program, Mumm’s players and the Lady Hawks are hosting a fundraising dinner served up to community members by well-dressed basketball players. An idea Mumm brought with him from his time at Vale. The small changes in coaching and ideas are making big waves for the team. We wish Coach Mumm and the Hawks Boys basketball program the best of luck, this year and in the future.

January Is National Mentor Month

Mentoring organizations, city councils and civic organizations across Central Oregon are partnering through Better Together to kick off National Mentoring Month with a regional campaign to recruit caring adults to volunteer as youth mentors. Organizations partnering for the campaign include ASPIRE, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Oregon, Campfire, Heart of Oregon Corps, School Districts, and a number of other local mentor programs. Youth development experts agree that mentorship is critical to the social, emotional and cognitive development of youth. According to the national report, “The Mentoring Effect,” young adults who had mentors as kids are 55% more likely to be enrolled in college. Mentoring opportunities are open to adults 18 years and older. To become a volunteer mentor or learn more about mentoring opportunities in Central Oregon, please visit

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- La Pine High School Student Newspaper

Editorial Writing: Personal Columns

Being a Woman in a Man’s World By Autumn Gerard

LPHS Journalism Student Hunting has long been considered a man’s sport. According to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the U.S. Census Bureau 1.5 million women hunted in the U.S. while 12.2 million men hunted in 2011. The ratio of women to men hunters is 11:89. I am one of the few women who hunt in the U.S. Being a woman hunter is hard. Women are treated like second-class citizens when it comes to hunting. I do many activities but hunting is the one I’ve enjoyed most since I was a little girl. I’ve grown up doing “boy things.” I was not the girl with Barbies and princesses. I was the girl with the camo stuff, Tonka trucks, Legos and was always playing in the mud. I was the girl who didn’t fit in with the other girls until I started playing sports. I grew up being friends with the guys. They didn’t see me any different’ I was “just one of the guys.” I started going hunting with my sister’s dad, Dustin, when I was still in a car seat. My mom says I started accompanying people hunting when I was 1, but I argue that I was younger. My mom and her friends helped a lot by teaching me the ethics and the laws of hunting. Dustin helped too. To be a good hunter you have to learn from a good hunter. I, myself, didn’t start hunting until I was 12. That year I elk hunted and was unsuccessful. Then again when I was 12. I was unsuccessful with deer but I got my first elk. Even though it was a cow it was one of the best feelings I’ve ever had. The thrill is very hard to explain. Your stomach feels like it’s turning and you grin so much your cheeks start to hurt. Some people even get a little shaky when they come up on their animal. I couldn’t think straight or even catch my breath. All I could think about was “Wow, I just shot this huge elk!!” It was a big moment for me. I can remember it all, where I was, what happened and even the fact I tracked it for what seems like five miles until I finally found her. I shot her straight through both lungs and tracker her through circles in and out of the Manzanita in at least a foot of snow. Once I found her Dustin helped me gut her, after all I was only 13. In time I will be able to do it all by myself. I was with with Dustin and my mom, neither of them had gotten their first elk yet. I just had to boast about it to Dustin

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a little bit, because it’s not very often a kid hunter can outdo an adult. He was pretty happy for me still. When I started to tell people about my first kill lots of people would tell me “nice job” or something along those lines. But the comments that stood out to me were from people who downplayed my achievement. Some said to me, “My elk was bigger” or “Your elk is really not that big,” or “I got a bull for my first elk.” Most of those people were boys. They didn’t like the fact that a girl could do as well or than they could at a sport they consider as their own. I’ve heard people say women shouldn’t hunt or they aren’t as good of hunters as men. Well I say that’s malarkey. Women can hunt just as good as men and sometimes even better. When I was little, I needed help learning how to shoot a gun and where to shoot an animal. Everyon has to start somewhere. I started with shooting 22s just to get used to how to hold a guna and how to aim so I didn’t get scared of the kick. I’ve gotten more skilled and confident with time and practice. Though let me tell you it was not easy. I went weekend after weekend just shooting at targets and pop bottles. Just about any gun that Dustin, my mom or her friends had I would step up to shoot a few times. I’ve shot rifles from small ones like 22s to bigger ones like 7mms. Shotguns like 20 gauges to 12 gauges. Handguns like 50 cals and 9mms. A few years ago I started learning archery but slowed that down to concentrate on learning the works of muzzleloaders. Adults with more than 30 years of experience say I shoot just as good as they do if not better. I don’t like hearin gthat girls shouldn’t hunt or they aren’t good at it. Girls can hunt just as good as guys! One difference I have noticed about women hunters is that they don’t always go for the animal with the biggest horns. Women seem more focused on hunting for meat. I would rather shoot a spike with a big body that a trophy 5x6 with a small body. I hunt to put meat in the freezer not horns on the wall. Hunting is a passion and family bonding time. Hunting is a great opportunity to enjoy the outdoors and put meat in the freezer at the same time. It gets you outside and you get to know the nature around you, even blend in a bit. Hunting is a great life experience that all women should try.

La Pine High School Journalists Demonstrate Their Learning

From writing and interviewing skills to computer layout and meeting deadlines, there is no shortage of knowledge a young journalist needs to master. Journalism students at La Pine High School study the law and ethics of journalism; news judgment; how to conduct interviews and use quotes correctly; how to write news, feature, and sports stories; how to write editorials and analyze and create editorial cartoons; how to direct readers with headlines, captions and good design, and use graphics effectively. The Newberry Eagle has opened its pages to showcase some of the student work from the fall trimester.

Wrestling, ‘It’s Not Just for Boys Anymore’ By Sage Confer

same way men do and we naturally have more body fat. So with any girls particiWrestling is traditionally thought of pating in this sport, we should consider as a boys’ sport. Though since 1994, how our bodies work differently from the number of female wrestlers in high men’s and not get discouraged. school has grown. While girls have a strength disadvanWrestling is a hard sport, it’s one of tage, we do have a few things like flexthe hardest there is because you not only ibility and technique on our side. have to be in great physical shape but Girls tend to be smaller than guys and you also have to know both offensive most of the time we move faster than and defensive moves, like how to pin them and that is a big advantage when your opponent or how to escape when shooting on your opponent or escaping. you’re taken down. As far as size goes being a small, strong Deciding to be a wrestler is the most girl is good. But no matter your size if exciting thing I’ve you work hard ever done and the and get stronscariest. The guys ger the easier on the wrestling your matches team expect you will be on not to make it your body. the whole season Being a and think you’ll wrestler is fun be given special and challengtreatment because ing. I don’t you’re a girl. But think I have that’s not the case. ever pushed Most girls that myself more Sydney Bright and Sage Confer wrestle at the Blue and White Meet. Bright won the match in the first period by wrestle make it as a person through their high pinning Confer. Photo By Alex Dudley and an athlete. school years and Just within the get the same treatment the male wresshort time since the season started I feel tlers do. myself getting stronger both mentally At first joining the team intimidated and physically. Every practice I am me and I felt nervous when it came learning more and pushing myself to be time to practice. Now after a few better. Being a first year wrestler and short weeks, I feel more comfortable a female wrestler, when I lost my first whether at practice or just hanging out. few matches I felt discouraged. But after I discovered the more I jumped in when thinking about them and what I could playing games and the harder I worked do better, it made me work even harder at practice the more I felt a part of the and dig deep at practice even when I’m team and the sport. tired. Wrestling is a sport where you have to Being a female wrestler has its be physically strong. It is a proven fact challenging moments, but the reward that women are generally not as physioutweighs the challenges. In the end cally strong as men. It is true simply the challenges will be what makes us because the bodies of men and women stronger. are built for different purposes. Because I’m happy that I made the choice to of that, the muscle groups and potential wrestle, I enjoy it and find it challengfor strength gain work differently. ing. I think that any girl brave enough to A similar problem exists with cutting do this sport will turn out to be a force weight. Women don’t lose weight the to reckon with. LPHS Journalism Student

Editorial Cartoons Students study editorial cartoons and practice analyzing them before they draw their own. They ask themselves questions like “What’s the issue or event that inspired the cartoon?” “ Are there any real people in the cartoon? Who are they and what do they represent?” “Are there any symbols in the cartoon? What are they and what do they represent?” “What is the cartoonist opinion about the topic?” Students explore tools used by editorial cartoonists including caricatures, stereotypes, symbols, analogies, and humor. They learn that a good editorial cartoon combines a clear drawing with good writing and expresses a recognizable point-ofview or position.

By Synthia Sander

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- La Pine High School Student Newspaper

Feature Writing

Passion for Music Drives Johnson By Rylee Butterfield

LPHS Journalism Student Walking onto the stage for a choir concert, Cheyenne Johnson feels nervous and excited. Her emotions depend on the plan for the concert. If she is going to sing a solo, then she will feel more nervous than if she’s just singing in the group. For Johnson, music is a large part of her life. “Music became a passion of mine since I was about 11 years old.” She started doing choir in 6th grade. Since then, Johnson has done 9 concerts. Johnson’s last concert she did was

last year, when she was a freshman. “We sang about five or six songs. It was good. That was last year when I had a solo.” Her favorite part about choir is working together to create beautiful sounds. La Pine High Schools choir teacher Michael Chavarin said, “Cheyenne adds a quiet confidence and grace,” to the choir. “She does a great job and pays attention.” The choir practices during school for a class period, which is about 65 minutes. They don’t have any extra practices after school, but Johnson practices often

News Writing

CREW Creates Success, Builds Bonds By Cassidy Cummings LPHS Journalism Student

CREW, a new thing added to the La Pine High School’s schedule is creating a good impact for the students. Deb Parker, a teacher at La Pine High School said, “CREW is a good time for students to come and decompress if they had a stressful morning at home.” The school day begins with CREW at 7:30. Students have to be in their CREW classroom for those first 25 minutes of the day or someone else’s CREW if they get permission. CREW is 25 minutes of free time for students. It’s a “class” that is not graded, though students can get a credit for going to CREW and participating in CREW activities a majority of the days for each of the three trimesters of the year. CREW can be a place for the students to catch up on work and get help, extend their breakfast time, share music, and have some fun. Different teachers do different things in their CREW. Some teachers do activities with the students, like watching movies and playing basketball in the gym. In Parker’s CREW they have themes

pants and a pizza party. The CREW with the second most gets doughnuts. The third CREW with the most gets a candy basket. People may ask,“Why CREW?” For several years students have participated in a Gallup poll that measures the engagement, hope, entrepreneurial aspiration, and career/financial literacy. This national survey is anonymous and almost all the students take it. On one of the questions on the survey it asks if students “have a mentor that encourages [their] development.” Only 21% out of the 308 La Pine students who answered the question strongly agreed that they had a mentor. That is one of the reasons why the school started CREW. The survey also noted that students don’t associate school with fun either. CREW is meant to improve the fun factor. Students chose the CREW that matched the things that they would want to do in CREW. They also put down a couple of friends they would like to see in CREW. Every student who completed a CREW choice form was placed in a CREW of their choosing. Winford, a freshman said, “CREW is a

on her own. Before a concert, Johnson does voice exercises to prepare her voice. When asked what kinds of songs the choir sings, Johnson replied, “Anywhere from pop to traditional choir songs.” The Concert Choir wears traditional choir robes, but in Jazz Choir, they don’t. Johnson said that choir can be difficult for some people, “It’s different for everyone, but for me, it’s pretty easy. I just have to pay attention.” Chavarin said, “Choir’s fun. If you’re willing to work hard… It’s a great way

Cheyenne Johnson plays with different tones during some voice exercises in Michael Chavarin’s choir room. “Using the piano helps me do different pitches when I do voice exercises.” Photo by Rylee Butterfield

to express yourself.” Johnson estimates that a few hundred people come to the concerts.

Honor Society Member Makes Stockings for Animal Shelter By Synthia Sanders

treats for very little cost. Bright has been getting the toys from the Dollar Store. “They actually have a Sydney Bright is giving “Home For really nice pet section. I was impressed,” The Holidays” a new meaning. said Bright. She started assembling her She is filling normal sized stockings stockings at the end of November. She with all kinds of treats for shelter pets. will be donating the stockings in the When people adopt a shelter dog or cat beginning of December. they will get a stocking to take home Bright plans to make about 15 dog with their new stockings pet. The shelter and 15 cat dog’s stocking stockings will include in hopes food samples, that each treats, toys, stocking tennis balls, will be and poop bags. gone by The shelter 2017. If cat’s stockings that does will include happen, food samples, Sydney Bright’s dog stocking and goodies sit on her that means treats, and cat that 30 toys. All stock- kitchen counter. Bright is hoping to increase pet or more ings are free of adoption numbers. Photo by Sydney Bright animals charge. will have been adopted in just the month As a member of National Honor Sociof December. ety, Bright needed to plan an individual Bright has put her all into her service service project. She contacted La Pine’s project. If this project winds up being a feed store to help with resources for the success, the project can be repeated and stockings and they loved her idea and scaled up with more volunteers. decided to pitch in. Bright will be buyAs it is, her service project will truly ing her stocking treats from Bend Petco change the lives of some shelter pets where they are doing their normal yearly that will be finding their forever homes. event and people can get a small bag of

LPHS Journalism Student

La Pine Takes on the Mannequin Challenge By Casey Yarborough

LPHS Journalism Student

for each day. The themes are Move it Monday, Take it easy Tuesday, Work hard Wednesday, Teambuilding Thursday, and Fun Friday. According to Laura Winford in her CREW the students watch Portlandia, hang out, and catch up on work. Just recently all the crews in the C hall of the school did the mannequin challenge and they are challenging other crews to do it too. The annual canned food drive puts CREW in competition with each other to see which CREW can bring in the most cans. The CREW with the most cans gets movie tickets for all partici

good time for kids to wake up so I think it is a good thing for our school.” The faculty and administration at La Pine High wrote a mission statement for CREW.” CREW’s mission is to create engaged, motivated, and challenged students through building relationships that inspire hope, offer opportunity, encourage belonging, and actively promote passion and joy in learning for every student and staff member.” La Pine High School’s faculty wants each student here to feel welcomed and be engaged, so they are putting effort to achieve those results.

On Thursday Nov. 17, 2016 during CREW in C hall, students participated in the Mannequin Challenge. The Mannequin Challenge is where a group of people hold still for a short video while music plays in the background. The video is then posted on a social media platform. There is even a special hashtag for this craze. The students in C hall CREW classes posed for about 40 seconds for the video that can be found on the school’s Facebook page. The video was planned and recorded in about seven minutes with students posed taking selfies, drinking soda, listening to music, giving high fives, and even taking part in a chair fight. According to Aric Suber-Jenkins, a technology writer, the first Mannequin

Challenge was created by students at Edward H. White High School in Jacksonville, Florida on Oct. 12, 2016. They created a video featuring six students in five clips containing different poses. After a few other videos were posted with Rae Sremmurd’s “Black Beatles” as the background music, Sremmurd himself unexpectedly stopped in the middle of a concert to record a Mannequin Challenge video on stage. The Mannequin Challenge has been done by James Corden, Adele, Beyoncé, John Lennon, Steph Curry, Michelle Obama, and USA Gymnastics Team members Simone Biles, Nastia Liukin, and Danell Leyva. Like the Ice Bucket Challenge, the Mannequin Challenge will eventually fade.

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The Hawk's Flight - La Pine High School Student Newspaper Editorial Writing: Reviews ‘A Christmas Carol’ Kindles Holiday Spirits

By Dezzeray Starr & Jocelyn Parker

LPHS Journalism Student & Guest Editor ‘12

This fall’s play was the musical version of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol.” The Drama class took to the stage to perform the show on Dec. 1-3, 2016. Kyle Carnahan played the lead role of Ebenezer Scrooge, a cheap old man with no Christmas spirit or compassion. The ghost of Jacob Marley, played by Sarah Finney, visits Scrooge and urges him to change his ways. Scrooge is then visited by the Ghost of Christmas Past, played by Lela Osse, who transports Scrooge through both joyful and heartbreaking moments in his past. Next, he is visited by the Ghost of Christmas Present, played by Karissa Shafe, who allows Scrooge to see into the lives of his nephew Fred, played by Gage Perryman, and his loyal clerk Bob Cratchit, All Photos By William Best played by Nick Williams. He also learns of Bob’s young disabled son, Tiny Tim, played by Alex Best, and the likelihood of Tim’s death if Scrooge continues down his current path. Finally Scrooge meets the Ghost of Christmas Future, played by Gage Perrymen. The ghost shows Scrooge the grim fate that awaits him. Scrooge learns from the ghosts’ visits and vows to change his ways and “Keep Christmas in [his] heart” throughout the year. Scrooge makes good on his promise to be a better man; he mends his relationships with Fred and gives Bob a much deserved raise to help support his struggling family. The cast, crew, and director did a wonderful job bringing this holiday classic to life, and should be very proud of their performance. Kyle Carnahan’s performance in particular is worthy of recognition. I could not have imagined a better Scrooge. Special congratulations are also due to the show’s 11 seniors.

Hardwired . . . For The Holidays

By Tristen Reeder

LPHS Journalism Student With Christmas coming up soon why not treat yourself to something nice, like Metallica’s new album “Hardwired...To Self Destruct”? With this new release fans say Metallica’s going back to their roots, like when Cliff Burton was around, when they weren’t sellouts and made really good music with albums such as “Ride the Lighting,” “Master Of Puppets,” “And Justice For All,” and “Kill ’em All.” Metallica has created music that fans loved and thrash metal. This new album has amazing songs like “Hardwired,” “Moth Into Flame,” “Atlas Rise,” “Spit Out The Bone,” and “Murder One,” which is a tribute to Lemmy Kilmister. This album also includes seven other songs, and if you buy the three CD deluxe set, you get 14 extra songs including a cover of Deep Purple’s “When a Blind Man Cries.” The deluxe set also includes some of their greatest live performances like, “Hit The Lights” and “Master Of Puppets.” Some of the songs in this album, like

“Spit Out the Bone” have lyrics which have some meaning. At the very beginning of the song it says, “Come unto me and you will feel protection.” These lyrics could mean people feel safe when they have their phones and computers, which is true, since almost everyone needs an electronic device in his or her life. Later on in the song it says,“Long live machine the future supreme man overthrown spit out the bone.” This might mean that technology is becoming better and faster and that one day the world could end up like something you’d see in the The Terminator series. There’s some deep stuff is in these lyrics. Comparing this album’s songs to others that the group has previously done, such as, “Moth Into Flame” and “Murder One,” the songs are really uplifting and can compare to classics like, “Trapped Under Ice” or “Am I Evil.” This whole album contains 77 minutes and 26 seconds of pure metal. This album is a great stocking stuffer and is $10 for the single CD. The three CD deluxe set, will cost you around $15. Overall this would make a great gift for metalheads of all ages and any old fans of Metallica.

Sports Writing

Hawks Hire New Basketball Coaches, Boys and Girls Field Full Teams By Autumn Gerard

LPHS Journalism Student The La Pine Hawks 2016-17 basketball season is starting off looking very good. Both boys and girls have three teams, a Varsity, a JV, and a JV 2. Athletic Director Aaron Flack said, “I think that’s a huge advantage to have. So hopefully we can keep those numbers up so we can continue to have three teams.” Both boys and girls teams have new head coaches this year. Jason Mumm will coach the boys and Sam Ramirez will coach the girls. Former Boys Head Coach Kent Wieber said, “Coach Mumm’s awesome. It’s good to have him on board.” Filling out the coaching roster are Assistant Varsity Coach Sam Wieber, JV Coach Jaron Kuehn, and JV2 Coach Kent Wieber. Mumm is very optimistic about the season. He said, “We aren’t very good right now but we’ve got a chance to be really good. It all comes down to injuries, grades, and how they come together as a team.” Wieber believes that the boys JV2 team is very athletic and could have a very good season. “If they work together

as a team than they should have a pretty good record.” He also said the JV team is going to be pretty tough. “If the varsity can replace the scorers they lost last year, then they will also have a pretty good record.” The girls coaching staff includes Head Coach Sam Ramirez, Assistant Varsity Coach and JV Coach Heather Daggett, and JV2 Coach Daniel Daggett. They also have two volunteer coaches John Gonzalez and Darrel Smith. Ramirez said he liked the adjustment from being a JV coach to now being the varsity head coach. “It’s a pretty good challenge.” He also relayed his thoughts about how the Varsity’s season will go. “I think it’s going to go pretty well. We’ve got a pretty strong pre-season. We’re going to be playing a lot of 4A teams. I think we will do alright when league time comes.” Ramirez had coached JV for 8 or 9 years previous to this year. He believes that this year’s JV team is one of the better JV teams he has seen. “We’ve had a couple of good JV teams come through and this one ranks right up there with them.”

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Sports Writing

Tack Up and Enjoy the Ride, OHSET Season Begins By Lizzie Green

LPHS Journalism Student For most people, horses and competitions are not an everyday topic, but for Randi Allen, Ciara Perkins, Adaline Meeks and Ashlyn Johnson, they are. Throughout the year these girls will represent La Pine High School at three meets in Redmond. The first meet is on Feb. 17- 19, the second meet is on March 31- April 2, and the last meet is on April 14- 16. OHSET started in 1993 in the Southern districts of Oregon. Since that first year the program has expanded throughout the state and into Washington. There are eight districts with 102 teams throughout Oregon. There are 14 in the Central Oregon district, 17 in the Northwest district, seven in the Northeast district, 15 in the Willamette district,

nine in the South Valley district, 16 in the Tri-River Valley district, 14 in the Southern Oregon district, and 10 in the North Valley district. Competitions consist of each teammate participating in different events in the meets. Everyone does five events of their own and then they do team events. Adaline Meeks competes in Showmanship,

Coaches Kathy Russell and Christina Bates gets this year’s OHSET team together for their first meeting. Photo submitted by Kathy Russell

Trail, Poles, Western Horsemanship and Figure 8. Ashlyn Johnson takes part in Showmanship, Hunt Seat Equitation, Trail, In-hand Trail and Working Rancher. Randi Allen is involved in Breakaway Roping, Barrels, Poles, Steer Daubing and Figure 8. Allen loves OHSET. She said, “I get to spend time with my best friends and I get

to do what I love to do most.” Ciara Perkins is participating in Barrels, Poles, Reining, Western Horsemanship and Hunt Seat Equitation. Ciara says, “I like how close we are, it’s like another family. Anything is possible if you put your mind to it.” As a team they are competing in Inhand Obstacle Relay, Working Pairs and Team Penning. Since OHSET is a club sport, they do not have access to the same scholarships as the OSAA sports, like basketball. The team is self-funded. They sell bags of chocolate covered cherries for $5 each. Every athlete is required to sell at least 25 bags of cherries by the first meet to be able to participate. Each teammate is also asked to collect $150 in sponsor money to help pay towards the year’s expenses.

Wrestlers Share Ancient Moves But Use Modern Scoring System

By Jordan Daley

LPHS Journalism Student The sport of wrestling originates from one of the oldest forms of combat from 5000 years ago. There are cave drawings in France that show people using the same moves we do today. Wrestling was also in the ancient Olympics. It was the last of the events after the discus competition. People used to wrestle naked in the ancient Olympics. They would rub oil on their bodies then cover themselves with dirt to protect themselves from the sun. Back then the objective was to throw your opponent to the ground before he threw you. In modern wrestling there are ways to score points and pin your opponent. There are 5 ways to score: takedown, escape, reversal, near fall points, and penalty points. The amount of points varies from 1 to 3 points. Takedowns and reversals are 2 points, escapes are one, a nearfall is 2 to 3 points depending on how long you hold your opponent on their back. Penalties are 1 to 2 points

depending on how bad the foul is. Now, instead of wrestling outside in the sun, events are held inside on mats for safety reasons. Instead of wrestling anyone of any weight or age you wrestle people that are your age and weigh as much as you. Some kids have to drop weight to make a certain weight class. In the middle of the mat there are 2 ankle bands one is red and one is green. The wrestlers walk out onto the mat and put the bands on. The ref has a red and green wrist band. The bands all match to help with scoring. Instead of saying the wrestlers name he will refer to them as the color of their band. For example if the wrestler with the red band scores a takedown the ref will say, “2 takedown red.” In the beginning of the match wrestlers put on their bands then step to the middle of the mat. The ref says ready then blows his whistle to start the match. At the end of each round a person with a towel hits the ref to let him know that the round is over. At the beginning of the second round the ref will flip a coin

that has a green and red side. If the coin lands on the green side then the wrestler has 4 choices. The wrestler can choose

File Photo By Patience Dudley LPHS Yearbook Editor ‘16

neutral or both up, top, bottom, or he can wait till the next round to choose. There are only 3 ways to win a wrestling match. You can win by pin, points, or by injury. To win by pin you must hold your opponent on their back for a certain amount of time. To win by points you must score more points than your opponent. If you win by injury then it

means your opponent has been injured to the point to where he or she can’t wrestle. La Pine, Oregon has a great wrestling community. They have two mat club teams that travel all around to attend youth wrestling tournaments. In those tournaments wrestlers can win trophies medals and even singlets. There are three types of wrestling that happens for schools or mat clubs. There is freestyle, Greco-roman, and folkstyle. Greco-roman is when you only try and throw and pin your opponent. Freestyle and folkstyle are the same thing except Freestyle is more dangerous because there are different types of safety rules. In the 2015-2016 school year, La Pine took second in State. They had 13State participants and 9 placers. David Kerr took first place for his weight. In the 2016-2017 season La Pine wrestlers have one common goal that they are working for: Win the State championship.

Hawks Shoot For State in Wrestling, Basketball, and Equestrian

By Stephanie Westbrook LPHS Journalism Student

The Wrestlers, Basketball players and Equestrians plan to go all the way to State. Winter sports season officially started Nov. 14, 2016. Aaron Flack is the head a wrestling coach. He has been coaching for about 20 years. Coach Flack expects the Hawks to have another successful year. He said, “We should be one of the top two or three teams in the State. We are ranked number three right now. Our goal is to win the state title; that’s the plan anyways. We’ve got a lot of things that factor into this sport like injuries and grades but we have a pretty good group of kids overall so that should be good.” Coach Flack has coached boys and girls. There are four girls on the team. “I don’t teach the girls any different from the boys. I believe that the boys and

girls should both be treated the same. They should condition the same, do the same drills the same, but the strength is a whole different story.” Gary Slater also coaches wrestling. He and Coach Flack have identified places for the team to improve. Slater said, “I think we can work on their strength and they need to drill, drill, drill.” Flack said, “The biggest problem is the mental toughness. Their technique I think is pretty fine.” Science teacher Jason Mumm was hired as the head coach for the Varsity Boys Basketball team. He coached previously but, this is his first year at La Pine High. Mumm is enjoying the experience. He said, “It’s good. I like coaching the boys because I feel I can communicate with them.’’ He continued, “We have to work on getting better offensively and defensively. We also need to work on re-

bounding and playing together and especially we need to get better in every part of our game.” Kent Wieber the Boys Junior Varsity 2 coach has been helping the boys and a few girls. Coach Wieber was optimistic about this year. He said, “We will be successful when we continuously improve and persevere through the year.” He identified a target for improvement. He said, “We hope to become tougher and more confident in our abilities.” Fans can learn the newest chants during basketball. Students are expected to pack the student section yelling, “Blue, Gold, Proud, Bold.” Kathy Russell serves as co-coach of the Oregon High School Equestrian Team, OHSET. Russell has coached the team for a long time. She said, “I like being involved with kids in general also riding horses. OHSET gives kids a chance

to complete in a sport representing their school. If there wasn’t OHSET then they would probably never get the opportunity.” Russell praised the great community among the team members and parents. The same commitment to students can be seen at all levels of OHSET, which has been around since 1993. It’s completely a volunteer organization from the State Chair all the way down to the advisers and coaches. Russell noted that parents’ involvement is huge. They help get their riders to their practices and meets and also help at those meets, which is crucial for the success of the program. OHSET’s season starts in November and ends in May. It’s a long season and it takes determination and perseverance. With teams hoping to repeat appearance at State, the Hawks have a plan to win.

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Eight-Week Class Demonstrates Benefits of Tapping

New Class for People with "Prediabetes" Can Result in Preventing Type 2 Diabetes

Contributing Writer

Staff Writer

By Judy Cameron

What is tapping exactly? What it’s not is tap dancing. What it IS, is fingertip tapping on acupressure points to relieve not only our stress and anxiety, but also to let go of old habits and beliefs that hold us back. Having been an OB-GYN & Ovarian Cancer Research Nurse for a large medical center for many years, I have seen my share of pain and suffering. It was just too much to watch women die and leave young families behind, over and over again. It motivated me to study what other cultures had been doing to keep happy and healthy over the centuries. The ancient Chinese practices of Qigong and Acupressure held the answers for me. Qigong (pronounced Chee-GUNG) is like Tai Chi although its focus is more on healing rather than on self-defense. Acupressure Point Tapping (also more recently known as EFT, short for Emotional

Healthy Happy New Year: Two Classes Starting Soon Never a better time . . . to quit smoking. La Pine Community Health Center (LCHC) offers the American Cancer Society’s “Freshstart” series on Wednesdays starting January 4. The four classes (January 4, 11, 18, and 25) are held at the library’s community room from 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. Snacks and handouts will be provided. For more information and to sign up, contact LCHC health educator Brenna Francis at (541) 876-1846. The successful “Living Well with Chronic Pain” six-week series will meet on Thursdays starting February 16. The group will meet from 1:00 - 3:30 p.m. at the La Pine Senior Center. The series was held last fall in La Pine, and participants reported that they were very satisfied with what they learned. To get more

details and to register, contact Patty Kuratek, RN, at (541) 876-1848.

Freedom Techniques) is a remarkable technique that my Qigong Master says takes advantage of energy lines in our bodies that Chinese practitioners have known about for 5,000 years. Qi (or Chi) is the Chinese word for the Life Force that energizes us. There are points along these energy lines that can be pressed or tapped on to release energy blocks caused by negative emotions or traumas that can rob us of our full potential. Here’s a great tip: We all have three points on the inside of our wrists that we can tap on with our fingertips to relieve anxiety. They run underneath our watchstraps – on both wrists. Next time you feel stressed, move your watch out of the way and start tapping on one wrist with the other hand’s fingertips. Think about what’s stressing you, and begin to breathe slowly and deeply. The combination of these acupressure points being tapped on while taking deep breaths allows the energy blockages to become unstuck, just the way unkinking a hose under pressure releases the water flow. Give yourself the gift of tapping for several minutes until you feel better and can think more clearly. New solutions you hadn’t thought of may come your way. Tapping regularly can release old, pent-up frustrations and help let go of old habits so we can be our best. It does take practice, no doubt, but it is so worth it. I wish I had known about tapping when my Dad was alive. He was a WWII career Navy man and had PTSD from his horrific war experiences. More research is now showing how tapping can help veterans with their PTSD. Check out video/ to see what veterans are saying about how tapping has improved their lives. If it can help with severe trauma, it can help with our everyday stresses. If you’re interested in exploring how tapping can help you be happier and healthier, there’s a full protocol for faster results. I’m giving an eight-week class at La Pine Senior Center on Fridays, starting January 13. I’d love to meet you. Please email me at StressRelieversNow@gmail. com with any questions.

Acupressure Point Tapping Class Helps with:

Pain Relief Weight Loss Stress Depression Fridays at 9:30 to 11am, La Pine Senior Center, Jan 13th Ques ons? $25/mo

By Candace Gray

What if someone told you that spending 25 hours of your new year to attend group classes could mean preventing diabetes? You may know a family member or friend who didn’t have the opportunity to make healthy lifestyle changes and who now has to manage the very serious condition called type 2 diabetes. About one in three American adults has prediabetes – and most people don’t know they have it. You are at risk for prediabetes – and therefore much more likely to develop Type 2 diabetes – if you: •

are 45 years of age or older;

are overweight or obese

have a parent, brother or sister with diabetes

have high blood pressure

Here’s good news: starting in February, the FREE national Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) class series will be offered by the La Pine Community Health Center (LCHC). The group meets for 16 weekly sessions and then on a monthly schedule to learn from a trained health coach. You will learn health management skills to help make lasting health changes in a friendly group setting. These lifestyle changes – such as eating healthier, managing stress, and adding physical activity to your life – can reduce your risk of developing type 2 diabetes by more than half! “This is a significant opportunity for our community,” said Patty Kuratek, RN and Certified Diabetes Educator at LCHC. “Type 2 diabetes can lead to complications including heart disease, stroke, blindness, kidney failure, dementia, and possible amputations.” Kuratek and Brenna Francis, LCHC Health Educator and dietician, will lead the upcoming series. The first session on February 15 begins the second DPP series that LCHC and Deschutes County Health Services (DCHD), among other Central Oregon health organizations, have sponsored in La Pine. The ongoing program series includes participants who have been very successful. One has lost 30 pounds, and another has reversed her A1c blood test to below a prediabetes level. All members have made modest health improvements and lowered their risk for type 2 diabetes. Participants can request occasional one-on-one time with the health coach to make up a missed session or as needed for individual coaching. The DPP series is a time-tested approach

with years of research showing how powerful the program can be. Originally launched by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) some 20 years ago, the program has been adopted by community and health organizations around the country. The programs currently held in La Pine, Prineville, Madras and Redmond are the first to be offered in Central Oregon. Sarah Worthington, DCHS Healthy Communities Coordinator, commented that “People who stick with their commitment for the 25 sessions over the year’s time are at far less risk for developing type 2 diabetes than people who never took the class. And that benefit can continue for years after they complete the program.” If you, or someone you know, has been told by a health professional that they have prediabetes, encourage them to attend the classes. Sessions will meet on Wednesdays, starting February 15, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. at the LP Public Library Community Room. Sessions will continue weekly for 16 weeks on Wednesdays at the same time. Later sessions will be scheduled less often. For more information and to sign up for the free program, contact Kuratek at (541)876-1848 or Francis at (541)876-1846. You can also sign up at the LCHC Front Desk. Make 2017 your healthiest year yet. With proven information from experts and the support of others, you can prevent type 2 diabetes.

You can take steps to Prevent Diabetes with the Prevent T2: Diabetes Prevention Program Becoming more active and losing a moderate amount of weight can help you change your health and your life. The Prevent T2: Diabetes Prevention Program will help you take steps to prevent diabetes.

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PreventT2 groups meet for a year — weekly for the first six months, then once or twice a month for the second six months to maintain healthy lifestyle changes. You will learn to: Eat healthy Add physical activity to your life Manage stress Stay on track when eating out

Join a group near you today. Take the first step toward lasting change. Location: La Pine Public Library, Community Room Start Date: Wednesday, February 15, 2017 Time: 3:30-5:00pm For more information: Contact: 541-876-1848 or email: To request this information in an alternate format, please call (541) 617 4747 or send email to

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Drinks Highlight the Holidays By T. Myers

January 2017

Christmas Light Parade Attracts Crowd of 3,000+

By Newberry Eagle News Staff

Contributing Writer

When celebrating the new year, it’s always fun to have recipes ready for a special drink. punch or non-alcoholic offering on hand. You can never go wrong with good Columbian coffee beans, a selection of tea bags, or cocoa and hot apple cider packets you can throw into hot water. Add cookies or a sandwich to take care of drop-ins and planned guests. Some really good bottled juices such as orange, cranberry and apple are standards for breakfasts and holiday drinks. I also keep V-8 or tomato juice in the pantry, because a dash of hot sauce or Worcestershire, celery salt and a sprig of celery or a pickled green bean provide the makings of virgin or regular bloody marys. The well-stocked bar has a bottle of vodka, scotch, bourbon, gin and rum. Add tequila to cover almost every base. Do you buy the white or dark rum? The same question applies for white or gold tequila. The dark option generally has more flavor, but does add color to drinks that might look better without colors added. For mixers, good choices include ginger ale, coke (regular and diet), and lemon-lime soda. Water and ice are a must. Also recommended is having a selection of light and regular ales or beers from small micro-breweries – for which Central Oregon is renowned. A sparkling wine, a good dry white wine, and a red wine should handle wine drinkers. Although glassware can add to the beauty of a drink, guests are usually happy to simply have a mug for hot beverages and a glass for cold ones. To accommodate wine drinkers, having several smaller six-ounce glasses is perfect for anything that needs a stem. Garnishes such as limes, lemons, cherries and mint leaves add the final touch when planning what your special drink will be. Here are two recipes to try: Cosmo Punch (which can be served in a martini glass or punch cup) ½ gallon cranberry juice 1 bottle (750ml) vodka 1 cup Triple Sec 1 liter Seven-Up 1 cup orange juice In a large punchbowl, pour ingredients over an ice block and serve in cups with a lime or lemon wedge.

Christmas Bazaar Offer Variety By Newberry Eagle News Staff “I’d eat dirt if it were made of pineapple

and coconut. I could have fallen into the “This year’s Christmas Lights Parade was coconut pudding head first!” So pronounced the best ever, with the most entries we’ve ever the Chamber’s Executive Director Ann received,” exclaimed Ann Gawith, Executive Director of the Chamber of Commerce, which Gawith as she recalled sampling the wares sponsored this popular annual event. “Even though of one of 55 vendors that participated in this my husband and I woke up the next morning with year’s two-day Christmas Bazaar held at the head colds, it was worth every sneeze. La Pine Community Center. “The entries were phenomenal,” she The particular vendor who evoked continued. “Cross Point PCG – which dressed up such rhapsodizing, Hawaiian Happy Bar, st a horse as a mini-unicorn – won 1 place. Midwas among a half-dozen who were new to State Electric fashioned a locomotive called ‘Polar the annual event. Initiated in 1988 by the Express’ that came in second. And there was an unheralded three-way tie for third place – among town’s Parks & Recreation Department, the Mid-Oregon Credit Union, Two Feathers Wildland Christmas Bazaar was taken over by Pioneer Firefighters, and the City of La Pine (with Jake Days in 2006. The 2016 extravaganza Obrist on board drumming the whole way). Only featured 90 percent returnees among those two points separated the first- and third-place occupying 55 spaces in the large hall. entries!” Gawith singled out another vendor, When Gawith came up to the podium to Laelitz of Los Angeles, which was selling announce the winners, she was astounded to see hair appliances and extensions. “They curled “at least 3,000 people lined up along the parade route.” She recounts that the event – now in its the hair of every willing woman and child 22nd year – was started by Linda Stevenson of who walked by,” she said, “singlehandedly L&S Gardens. “Originally titled the ‘Truckers making La Pine look beautiful. Light Parade,’ it attracted logging and hay trucks “Judging from the feedback I received, from as far away as Christmas Valley. Fifteen B U I L T T O A H I G H Eeveryone R S T A N Ddid A R extraordinarily D well,” added years ago, we started opening it up to all kinds of Gawith, “and promised that ‘we’ll be back vehicles – including dog sleds, ATVs, horses, golf next year.’ As one vendor commented: ‘What carts and even lit-up (with lights? with alcohol?) a friendly community – we were welcomed walkers. The parade went downhill during the recession, due to the expense of gas, but it has with open arms. We thought people in Texas surged back to an unprecedented popularity. I were gracious, but this takes the cake!’” actually ran out of numbers assign B U I L T T this O Ayear H I Gto HE R S T Ato NDARD the entries!”

Hot Eggnog ½ gallon Vitamin D milk ½ gallon good quality commercial eggnog Heat ingredients slowly in a large stock pot until hot. Scoop out a six-ounce portion into a mug and add an ounce of bourbon, rum, brandy – or ½ ounce of each rum and brandy – and serve with a dash of nutmeg. (I prefer the Tom and Jerry’s of yesteryear.) Serve to kids without alcohol, and they should enjoy this winter drink as well. Whipped cream optional. When having a party, remember to serve your alcoholic beverages with food. An assortment of tiny sandwiches, vegetable sticks, and cheese and cracker trays always works. A couple of poured drinks per person is a good stopping place. Offering coffee or taking the car keys when your guests arrive – and selecting a designated driver to escort them home, if necessary – is the best safety plan you can have. Happy New Year!

20th Annual Gingerbread Junction Raises $5,150 for Newberry Habitat

“It was a terrific event,” commented Dwane Krumme, Newberry Habitat’s Executive Director. “Seventy entries, submitted by local schools, businesses and individuals, were judged by the many visitors to this annual fundraiser. It was really nicely done.” Tom O’Shay, Managing Director of Sunriver Resort, presented a check for $5,150 to the local nonprofit, which is dedicated to building affordable housing for low-income working families in La Pine. According to Krumme, “this was the largest, if not one of the largest, checks we’ve ever received at this event. We’re very grateful to Sunriver Resort for designating us as the beneficiary, and providing the opportunity for children and adults to express themselves in the spirit of the holidays.”



Welcome Randy Muntz PA-C


Photo by Andrea Hine

Shown is the entry from Ms. Ebner's 3rd grade class, sponsored by Varcoe Marketing Group.

James “Randy” Muntz, a Certified Physician Assistant, grew up in rural northwestern Missouri. Randy attended the University of Nebraska and received his degree in Wildlife Biology. He then pursued a career as a firefighter 51600 Huntington Rd and paramedic and spent 7 years as a Flight Paramedic La Pine, Oregon providing critical care air medevac services throughout the state of Alaska. Randy decided to further his passion for HOURS: Monday - Friday medicine by becoming a Physician Assistant. He graduated 8:00 am to 5:00 pm from MEDEX Northwest Physician Assistant Program in 2016 then relocated to the La Pine area in October, 2016. Sat. - 9:00 am to 1:00 pm When not at work, he is with his wife, daughter and dogs Walk-in Clinic is open enjoying all of the outdoor pursuits that Central Oregon Mon.- Fri. 8:00 am to 6:00 pm has to offer. Please Welcome Randy to our community when you see him.


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In this column, we share what local Rotarians, and your La Pine-Sunriver friends and neighbors, are doing to help South Deschutes County. ADDITIONAL GRANTS AWARDED TO LOCAL NONPROFITS – Since its founding 20 years ago, the Sunriver Rotary Club has raised and donated more than $500,000 to local nonprofits. The majority of these funds are raised though the club’s annual Spring Wine Auction and Community Dinner. Grant requests are reviewed twice a year. In December, an additional $5,000 in grants was awarded to three programs: Assistance League of Bend for its South Deschutes program, Three Rivers School’s Family Access Network, and La Pine Park & Recreation. Overall, $30,000 was awarded to 19 different nonprofits in 2016. LITTLE DESCHUTES LODGE RESIDENTS HONORED – In December, Rotary members delivered flowers to the residents of La Pine’s Little Deschutes Lodge. Each year, Flowers at Sunriver Village provides poinsettias decorated for Christmas with candy canes to the club at a reduced cost. The club would like to thank the following members for lending a hand: Jami Bartunek, Kim Hafermalz, Ron Schmid, Jeff Ruble, and Laurie Henberg. Thanks, Laurie, for doing such a great job of organizing this event. Courtesy Photo You can check out photos of this year’s Rotary members deliver flowers event on the Sunriver Rotary Facebook page to residents of La Pine's Little (

Deschutes Lodge for Christmas.

WOULD YOU LIKE TO HELP YOUR COMMUNITY MORE? – The Sunriver Club is always looking for new members who embrace our “service above self” motto. If you would like to serve your community, we would love to have you attend one of our Wednesday morning meetings. To attend one of our meetings as our guest, please contact Rotarian Mark Dennett ( or call (541) 488-4925.You do not have to be a Sunriver resident to be a member.

By Kathy Forest

Contributing Writer

Who are those guys and gals with antennas on their trucks and cars? Who are they talking to, and what do they talk about? The adjectives “friendly, neighborly and helpful” describe a network of radio amateurs that is worldwide in scope. And what they do behind the scenes for our communities might surprise you. Local HAM radio groups are there to help in case of an emergency. Working with ODOT, police and fire departments – and coordinating with other clubs and groups around the state – they help keep the flow of information moving when other forms of communication are down. La Pine has its own group of HAM radio operators. Meeting once a month to plan and coordinate events, the group makes itself available at no cost to the community. Donating their time and resources to this cause, members are ready to move at a moment’s notice to relay messages, and mobilize to where they can best be of service. Many of these volunteers have been on the radio most of their lives, others only a relatively short time. This hobby captures the imagination. With digital modes and computer links now available, connecting to the world using airwaves from home is becoming more popular. People of all ages are getting their kicks on this style of social media. One lady in the La Pine HAM group got her first license at the age of 83! And even kids as young as six are licensed to talk on the radio.

Whether your interest is in helping others out, or just “HAM-ing it up, free classes are available to anyone who wants to study for the test. The test, which costs $15, is given every few months by volunteer examiners who are eager to help you get your license. There are three classes of license: technician, general and extra. As the requirement to learn Morse code is no longer an issue, the entry level of technician gets you your “ticket to talk,” and the opportunity to advance to the next class. Moving to general class opens up the HF bands, and the ability to talk to people all around the country and even the world. Looking for a new way to spend your time? Searching for opportunities to reach out and meet new people? Interested in exploring this hidden social media on the airwaves? Think HAM – radio, that is. Pass the test, get a call sign, and you are on the air! For more information, contact: Jeff Scott, W7JST, (541) 728-1876 Beverly Irwin, N6DFW, (541) 536-7804 Dave Tucker, K7DLT, (541) 536-1678 Central Oregon Amateur Radio Emergency Communications Team (COARECT) Would you like to become a Ham radio operator? A free class is being offered; manual purchase suggested. Classes run for four weeks, and are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4-6 p.m. Class dates: January 17, 19, 24 and 26. For more information and class location, call:  Cliff Hill (541) 815-2885 or Beverly Irwin (541) 536-7804.

An autonomous congregation of the church of Christ meets at 51440 Hwy 97- assembly begins at 10:00 A.M. Sunday (541) 213-7895 The true Christian faith is based solely on eternal truths. It is not to be promoted with fads or gimmicks used as social enticements; “For we are not like many, peddling the word of God, but as from sincerity, but as from God, we speak in Christ in the sight of God.” (11 Cor. 2:17) We invite all to come and learn of these things.

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Sunriver Art Fair Wins Best Art Fairs Award Sunriver Art Fair is a winner in the 4th annual “America’s Best Art Fair Awards” competition. Named as one of “America’s Top 50 Art Fairs,” the survey recognized Sunriver Art Fair as one of the finest juried art fairs in the country Sponsored by, the #1 website for art fair event listings, the 2016 online survey opened voting beyond the traditional “art fair insiders” such as artists and show staff to focus on voting by art fair patrons, fine art collectors and the public that attends art shows and festivals nationwide. “Sunriver Art Fair has always been popular among art fair lovers in the Sunriver area, but our 4th annual national Best Art Fairs Awards survey proves that both art collectors and artists nationwide love it, too,” said Connie Mettler, Publisher of ArtFairCalendar. com. “We’re happy to give a “Favorite Small Town Art Fairs Award to Sunriver Art Fair today.” “We’re very pleased at this recognition of Sunriver Art Fair by’s “Best Art Fair Awards,” said Fair Director Sandra Lassen. “We have a great team of volunteers who work hard every year to produce this important cultural event that brings so much art, business, and cultural activity to the Sunriver community.” The 8th annual Sunriver Art Fair will

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Congratulations to a new Eagle Scout Michael Beringer recently attained the rank of Eagle Scout when he completed efforts to make new parking lot dividers for the CrossPoint Church in La Pine. “This was a structural improvement that we’ve long needed,” said Pastor Stephen Dowler. “Now we have a safer and more effective parking situation, thanks to Michael’s leadership.” After Beringer sought and coordinated donations of plants, bricks and soil from local businesses, he organized a building day with other members of Troop 136. He joins three other Eagle Scouts in the La Pine troop.

Michael Beringer Clinic from page 1 happy to report that, in partnering with the community, we have $900,000 in pledges secured so far.” The clinic will be located on a parcel of land just north of La Pine High School and across from Crescent Creek subdivision on Huntington Road. “Some engineering work will begin in January,” explained Cool. “For example, we need to widen Huntington to put in a turn lane in front of the facility. Residents will really begin to see progress on the project this spring.” (Sunwest Builders is the contractor.) According to local resident Corinne

Martinez, a member of the St. Charles Capital Campaign Leadership Board: “We are at a really good point, with a lot going on behind the scenes. It’s an exciting project, one that will be a real asset to our community and improve access to healthcare in our area.” St. Charles Family Care Clinic will be open seven days a week, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. “We will see whoever walks through the door,” emphasized Cool. “Regardless of insurance or lack thereof, we are here to serve the community’s healthcare needs.”

Mayor from page 1 sun and snow that reminded Scott of his including major ticket items such as early years back East. the ODOT 97 project, the arrival of St. But Bend was too crowded. As he Charles, and a new affordable housing explained, “we wanted a little space.” project. We’re also looking at ways to On their last day in the area, the Scotts generate additional income for the city saw a house online that merited further such as potential development of the investigation. “We drove down on our industrial park. Other concerns include the own, and immediately realized that “this is city’s infrastructure (such as sidewalks, it – this is what we want,” said Colleen. walking and biking paths), and having “We made an offer that weekend, and more transportation options. The list could haven’t regretted it for a minute. We go go on and on,” Scott commented, “but hiking and kayaking, among other sports, we have to concentrate on what’s most and got my dad into Prairie House within important to the citizens of La Pine as a hours. Everything’s wide open here, which whole. has attracted people from all walks of life.” “Although as mayor my primary Scott’s local civic involvement includes loyalty is to voters within the city limits, membership on the finance committee and we also need input from the outlying a year on the city council. The involvement areas,” he continued. “The opinion of began when he became co-chair of the those residents is important, as you can “Shine on La Pine” clean-up effort at its learn from everybody – if you listen and inception. “Colleen and I pulled weeds, communicate openly.” painted picnic tables, and even hauled a In line with that philosophy, Scott neighbor’s heavy trash to the dump. plans to start a Facebook page, and initiate “But the Shine on La Pine project regular “Sit Down with the Mayor” is much more than just cleaning up gatherings in local spots such as Gordy’s around residences and businesses,” he and the Senior Center. Scott also wants emphasized. “It helps instill a sense of to become more involved with La Pine’s community pride and the satisfaction of schools. “You have to reach out a bit,” he working together. It further encourages advocated. people to become involved.” “I want people to ask questions, share Looking ahead to the challenges their opinions and feel free to disagree, inherent in his mayoral role, Scott which I’ve always done – whether prefaced that “we’ve turned into a city, professionally or politically. You need to having passed our own zoning, nuisance lead by example. I try never to say ‘I.’ ordinances, and building regulations. We You have to say and think ‘we’ to effect now have a new mayor, city manager, long-lasting change. I want the people of public works director, economic La Pine to speak their minds. Together we development expert, and planning board.” can get things done, and done right – as a He emphasized that “it’s time to move unified community that everyone can be on to the future, which doesn’t necessarily proud of.” mean ‘bigger is better’. Changes have to be timely, done Open Thursday - Saturday in an orderly 9:00 am to 5:30 pm VOLUNTEER manner, and Closed Sunday - Monday DONATE accomplish what the people want. SHOP Plus they have to be affordable. “A lot is in the works,

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LA PINE Wed, 1/4, 2 to 3 p.m., Freshstart: A four-week program to help smokers become smoke free. January 4, 11, 18 and 25 at the La Pine Public Library. Please call Brenna at (541) 876-1846 to RSVP or for more information. Tues, 1/10, 6 p.m., American Legion Post 45 Meeting, 52532 Drafter Rd, La Pine. Second Tuesday of the month. (541) 536-1402. Thurs, 1/12, 10 a.m., Alzheimer Support Group, Prairie House Assisted Living, 51485 Morson, La Pine. (541) 508-4111. Meets every second Thursday of the month. Wed, 1/11, 6 p.m., City of La Pine City Council Meeting. Wed, 1/11, 6 p.m., La Pine Lions Club Dinner Meeting, Gordy’s Restaurant. (541) 536-5413. Second Wednesday of the month. Wed, 1/11, 5:30 p.m., La Pine Ya Ya Sisterhood Meeting and Potluck, La Pine Senior Center, 16450 Victory Way, La Pine. Second Wednesday of each month. Call Linda Vassalli, (541) 536-6176. Wed–Sun, 1/11 thru 1/15, Oregon State Snowmobile Convention, La Pine Lodge Pole Dodgers La Pine, OR. $30. See for more information. Thurs, 1/12, 5:30 p.m, High Lakes Car Club potluck and meeting. For meeting location contact Jessie Hager at (541) 815-3297. Thurs, 1/12, 8 a.m., Free Veteran’s breakfast, Prairie House Assisted Living, 51485 Morson, La Pine. (541) 508-4111. Every second Thursday of the month. Tues, 1/17, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. LPRD Board Meeting 5:30 at the LPCC Work Session with General Session to follow. Agenda is posted outside the building for public notice. Tues, 1/17, 7 to 9 p.m. Central Oregon Rocketry Experience in La Pine (LaCore). La Pine Community Center - Third Tuesday of the month. Fri, 1/20, 8-9 a.m., La Pine Chamber of Commerce Breakfast at Thousand Trails Resort. $10, Call (541) 536-9771 to RSVP. Wed, 1/25, 11 a.m., La Pine Lions Club BOD meeting and noon Business meeting at La Pine Community Bldg. Public welcome. (541) 536-5413 or Every Tuesday, 8-9 a.m., Newberry Speak to Succeed, La Pine. Do you want to become a confident public speaker and strong leader? If so, Newberry Speak to Succeed is the place for you, Gordy’s Truck Stop. newberryspeaktosucceed@ Grief Support, first, third and fifth Tuesday, 1011:30 a.m. Heart ‘N Home Hospice and Palliative Care Office, 51681 Huntington Rd, La Pine. (Across from Bi-Mart) (541) 536-7399. BINGO La Pine Senior Center Bingo, Monday Night 5:45 p.m., Tuesday 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 Rd, La Pine, (541) 536-3388. La Pine American Legion every Thursday. Ticket sales: 4:40 p.m., First game: 5:45 p.m. Burgers, French fries and Polish dogs. 52532 Drafter Rd, La Pine, (541) 536-1402. ST VINNIE’S THRIFT STORE 51661 Huntington Road, La Pine. (541) 536-1956 Tues, 1/3, Books 4 for $1.00 Sat, 1/7, $10.00 bag sale (clothing) Mon, 1/9, 50% off shoes and purses Wed, 1/11, Senior Day, 50% off store wide for seniors Fri, 1/13, 50% off all furniture Mon, 1/16, Books 4 for $1.00 Tues, 1/17, $10.00 bag sale (clothing) Thurs, 1/19, 25% off storewide Wed, 11/25, All blue tag clothing $2.00 Fri, 1/27, 50% off all linens and crafts SUNRIVER

Wed, 1/11, 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 Sat, 1/14, 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 Dr, Bend, (541) 593-4382, www. Sat, 1/14, 6-8 p.m. Blacklight Blast, SHARC Tubing Hill, $15 general public includes tube and unlimited runs. RSVP required as space is limited. (541) 585-3147. Tues, 1/17, 11:30 a.m. Sunriver Women’s Club. For more Information please call Laura Dickinson, (248) 980-8234. Mon and Tues, 1/23 and 1/24, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wellness Retreat to discover more about yourself and learn techniques for relaxing. This retreat is led by Tammy Goen, a wellness and life coach and resident of Sunriver for 14 years. $75 includes 6 hours of retreat time, beverages, snacks and materials. Sign up for the retreat by calling (541) 815-8901. 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. Sunriver-La Pine Rotary Club - Weekly meetings, Wednesday mornings, Buffet Breakfast (7:00 7:30am) meeting 7:35 a.m. at the Hearth Room - Sunriver Resort Lodge. For more info call Mark Dennett (541) 488-4925. Alcoholics Anonymous, Tuesdays, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Pozzi Building, Sunriver Nature Center. DESCHUTES COUNTY Wed, 1/25, 7:30 p.m., The Price is Right interactive stage game show, Deschutes County Expo Center, (541) 548-271. HIGH DESERT MUSEUM Visit or call (541) 382-4754 for more information. Wed and Thurs, 1/4 and 1/5, 10 to 11 a.m., Backpack Explorers Biscuits n’ Butter. Members $10 per child, non-members $15 per child, plus Museum admission for accompanying adult. Pre-registration and pre-payment required: Fri, 1/6, 6 to 8 p.m., Ladies’ Night Out: An Evening of Music and Cowgirl poetry Grab your boots and a girlfriend, and enjoy a night of cowgirl poetry, music and libations. Poets Ellen Waterston, Jessica Hedges and Carolyn Dufurrena will share their poems about the joys and challenges of ranching and life in the West. No-host bar. Members $5, non-members $10 RSVP: Sat, 1/7, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wildlife Photography. Join our wildlife curators to meet and photograph animals in the Museum’s living collection. Photograph raptors in flight and take portrait-style photos of birds and native reptiles. Experienced Museum photographers will walk participants through various camera techniques. Members $100, non-members $150 Registration and pre-payment required: Sun, 1/8, Exhibition Closing: Ansel Adams: Masterworks Tues, 1/10, 7 p.m. (Doors open at 5:30 pm) Natural History Pub: Environmental Migrations: Disasters, Climate Change and the Rise in Refugees. Join Dr. Elizabeth Marino, assistant professor of Anthropology at OSUCascades, to learn about the complexities of environmental migration, environmental refugees and the potential implications for Oregon and the High Desert region. Food and beverage sales in Father Luke’s Room help support this popular lecture series. Seating is limited and RSVP is required. Free. In partnership with The Nature Conservancy. At McMenamins Old St. Francis

School, 700 NW Bond St., Bend. RSVP: Wed and Thurs, 1/11 and 1/12, 10 to 11 a.m., Backpack Explorers Fish Tales Members $10 per child, non-members $15 per child, plus Museum admission for accompanying adult. Pre-registration and pre-payment required: Sat, 1/14, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Thorn Hollow String Band, stomp your feet and do-si-do to the pioneerinspired tunes of the frontier. Sat, 1/14, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Mining Day, Stake a claim, pan for gold and have your earnings authenticated in our indoor placer mine and boomtown. Museum admission, plus $2 per “miner”. School’s Out! Kids Camp Mon, 1/16, 9 a.m to 3 p.m., Something’s Fishy From guppies to goliaths, fish come in all shapes and sizes. Study the trout and sturgeon that live in High Desert rivers and compare them with sharks of long ago. 1-day camps: Members $40, non-members $45 9:00 am – 3:00 pm Extended care: 7:45 am-9:00 am, $10 | 3:00 pm-5:15 pm, $10 Both mornings and afternoons, $15 Wed and Thurs, 1/18 and 1/19, 10 to 11 a.m., Backpack Explorers: Go Batty for Bats Members $10 per child, non-members $15 per child, plus Museum admission for accompanying adult. Pre-registration and pre-payment required: Thurs, 1/19, 6 p.m., Biodiversity Begins With A Bee. “Beelieve” it or not, there are nearly 4,000 species of native bees in North America. Dr. Jerry Freilich, a renowned entomologist who recently retired as Olympic National Park’s research coordinator, will explain the importance of bees and why they are a challenge to study. No-host bar. Members $3, non-members $7, RSVP: Sat, 1/21, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Free Day. Made possible by Mid-Oregon Credit Union. Wed and Thurs, 1/25 and 1/26, 10 to 11 a.m., Backpack Explorers: There’s Gold! Members $10 per child, non-members $15 per child, plus Museum admission for accompanying adult. Pre-registration and pre-payment required: Fri, 1/27, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Exclusive Members’ Exhibition Opening: World War II: The High Desert Home Front. Join us to discover the significant role our region played during WWII. Dr. David del Mar, a historian at Portland State University, will examine the ways in which the war altered life in the High Desert and served as a turning point throughout the West. No-host bar. Members free, member guests $5. RSVP: Sat, 1/28, Exhibition Opening: World War II: The High Desert Home Front Sat, 1/28, 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., Weekend Workshop: Stomping with Snowshoes. Take a tour of the Deschutes National Forest with a Museum educator and a naturalist from Discover Your Forest. Enjoy a walk in the woods to learn how plants and animals survive the cold winters, and why the regional geography encourages snowfall. Transportation and snowshoes are provided. Best suited for ages 7+. Paired pricing for one adult and one child: Members $10, non-members $15. Each additional participant $5. Registration and pre-payment required: Sat, 1/28, 4 to 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: Made possible by Mark and Kathy Kralj, Ferguson Wellman Capital Management

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! Storytime resumes on Jan. 5, 2017! Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. Friends of the La Pine Library Hours for the Friends’ Book Nook: Tuesdays, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., Thursdays & Saturdays, 1 – 4 p.m. Library Closure All Deschutes Public Libraries will be CLOSED all day on Sun., Jan. 1, 2017. 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., Jan. 17, 10:00 a.m. Library Closure All Deschutes Public Libraries will be CLOSED on Mon., Jan. 16, 2017. The Library Book Club Join with us as we discuss Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius, by Dave Eggers. Everyone welcome!Thurs., Jan. 19, 12:00 p.m. LEGO Block Party Read! Build! Play! Join other builders and a gazillion LEGOs. All ages welcome to come and have fun! Sat., Jan. 21, 1:00 p.m. Music and Movement Movement, music and stories to develop skills!

Geared to 3 - 5 year-olds. Thurs., Jan. 26, 10:30 a.m. 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., Jan. 31, 10:00 a.m. People with disabilities needing accommodations (alternative formats, seating or auxiliary aides) should contact Community Librarian, Roxanne Renteria, at (541) 312-1091, or The La Pine Public Library is located at 16425 1st Street, in La Pine, Oregon.

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For The Record Obituary

Thomas Day Sr. April 22, 1925 - November 28, 2016

Tom was born in Bend, Oregon and was a lifelong resident of La Pine. He served in the Navy during WWll aboard the Aircraft Carrier USS Fanshaw Bay. He was married to his wife Marian (Beth) Day from 1946 until she preceded him in death in 2000. From a young age, Tom enjoyed the outdoors and hunting, fishing and woodcutting. He began work for Brooks-Scanlon as a timber faller in 1958 and retired 25 years later from Diamond International. He continued to demonstrate his love of the woods by remaining active with firewood cutting well into his later years. He is survived by his daughter-in-law Sherrie (Day), daughter Marilyn and her husband Ron (Cass), son Alan and his wife Candace (Day), eight grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and one great-great granddaughter. He is preceded in death by his wife Beth Day and his oldest son Thomas Day Jr. Donations can be made to colon cancer research, as this disease has taken his wife and his son, and affected two of his grandsons. A family gathering in remembrance of Tom will be held this coming spring.

Thank You

The La Pine Lions Club wishes to extend a special Holiday Thank You to the local businesses who provided generous support to the “Kid’s Christmas Shop”: Mid Oregon Credit Union The Outpost Farmers Insurance The Frontier Advertiser Wise Buys The Newberry Eagle La Pine Signs La Pine Parks & Rec Friends of the La Pine Library KITC Radio Bi-Mart St. Vincent de Paul Twigs Belinda Greb Photography Also, thank you to all the individual elves who dropped off gift donations – you are very appreciated. The 2016 Kids Christmas Shop was a great success.

Boy Scout Troop 36 Christmas Tree Recycling Boy Scout Troop 36 will be picking up trees in the Sunriver and La Pine areas on Monday, December 26 and January 1 and 2. To schedule a pick up in La Pine, call (541) 385-3971. To schedule a pick-up in Sunriver, call (541) 385-3935. The Scouts would appreciate a tax-deductible donation of $5.00 for pick-up and recycling of Christmas trees. Please make checks payable to Boy Scouts of America. Proceeds go directly to send local Boy Scouts to summer camp.

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