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New Store Owners Bring Spirit of Partnership and Good Will By Sandy Jones - Golden Eagle Staff Writer

The new La Pine Grocery Outlet Bargain Market opened with a generous grand opening celebration. The independent Owner-Operators Brett and Gina Turner are set on helping the community. They have provided jobs, donated locally, and brought low prices to La Pine. The store's February 2, 2017 10:00 am ribbon cutting, and its February 4th grand opening celebration featured food donations, free lunches, family fun, and giveaways. A $1,000 food donation was given to St. Vincent de Paul Food Bank at the ribbon cutting. With a $10 minimum purchase, customers received a free lunch provided by the local Harvest Depot. The ribbon cutting was officiated by the La Pine Chamber of Commerce. The grand opening celebration on Saturday involved community volunteers

Grocery Outlet store Owner - Operators Brett and Gina Turner are planning partnerships with La Pine organizations to help the community. and organizations. Youths from La Pine Middle School and La Pine High School's

La Pine Library Closure By Florence Neis, Staff Writer This winter’s ice, snow and water caused enough damage to La Pine Library that Deschutes Public Library officials closed the facility for a week in early February while repairs were made.

ROTC helped blow up balloons, bagged groceries and assisted customers to their cars. Ford's Franks' locally owned by Toby and Delores Ford provided hot dogs and a drink for $1.00, and donated

the proceeds to St. Vincent and the La Pine Chamber. There was also free face painting by Willow and wheel spinning for prizes. The La Pine Chamber and St. Vincent's staff and volunteers were there donating their time to the event. The owners have hired 38 employees. Their first job fair was held at St. Vincent de Paul's on December 27, 28, and 29, 2016. The Turners had planned to hold two job fairs but having had such a great turn out at the first one, it was not needed. They interviewed over 90 job seekers and made 44 offers. Some of the 44 dropped off leaving 38 employees. All are local La Pine residents. Some were commuting to Bend for work. Gina Turner states, “we feel really good because they are all local. We are a little over-staffed now but we will keep everyone.” Brett Turner says that St. Vincent de Paul was absolutely fantastic about helping them out with the space for the three-day job fair. Brett Turner states that they “do not See Grocery Outlet page 9

Team of La Pine Firefighters Climbing to the Top

What's Inside Deschutes County Plans for Day Road and Burgess Intersection .....................2 La Pine ReStore Hires New Manager Kristi McCulloch ....................................3 Our Snow Culture..................................4 Business Retentions and Expansion Group Helps Provide Support for Local Businesses .............................5 STEM is More than Something that Holds a Flower!......................................6 So. County Schools Update.................7 Local Wrestling - Youths........................8 The Royal Trude - Fly Tying....................8 Recipe - Bone Broth Benefits.............10 La Pine Community Health Center has Facility in Christmas Valley................. 11 Recipes - Comfort Food.....................12

The melting, refreezing and continuing cycle caused damage in the children’s, teen, adult fiction and magazine areas as well as the meeting and staff rooms. The interior damage was extensive and blocked customers and staff access to the building. “Due to our resourceful staff and volunteers, we were able to open February 14th with full services after being closed for a week,” said La Pine Library Supervisor Cathy Zgraggen. “The repair and replacement process is on schedule,” added Deschutes Public Library Director Todd Dunkelberg. “We appreciate everyone’s patience during the construction.” After the removal of wet interiors, drying equipment was used to facilitate repairs. Insulation was replaced and drywall installed. New paint, carpet replacement, window trim and shelving were next scheduled. All work should be completed by the end of March. For updates on the renovation project, visit

By Pat Stone, Contributing Writer Who among us does not appreciate our paid and volunteer firefighters and how they put their lives on the line in our community? They run into situations most of us would run from. They train daily to stay fit for the arduous demands of their job and the safety of one another. With all these high demands on their lives they also find different ways of supporting our community. Currently, they have formed a 10 person team committed to helping the Leukemia Lymphoma Society (LLS) fundraiser, Scotts Fire-

fighter Stairclimb in Seattle, Washington at the Columbia Center, March 12th. At 788 feet of vertical elevation, the Columbia Center stands as the second tallest building west of the Mississippi! It takes 69 flights of stairs or 1,356 steps to reach the highly acclaimed observation deck overlooking the city! This annual fundraiser is open solely to firefighters. They complete the climb in full structural firefighting gear, approximately 60 pounds! In 2016, the event featured over 1,900 firefighters from over 330 different departments and See Firefighters page 2

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Major Burgess/Day Road improvements By Florence Neis, Staff Writer Major design improvements to the intersection of Burgess Road, Day Road and Pine Forest Drive are planned in 2017. Due to a higher than anticipated crash rate, the Deschutes County Road Department commissioned a study to analyze improvement options to address the safety issue. This summer, survey crews will be on hand to assess existing features such as structures, fences, natural resources, utility locations and right-of-way

boundaries. “This year the design and planning are going to be completed. I am glad we have the resources to make this intersection more safe in the future,” said Deschutes County Commissioner Tony DeBone. Deschutes County Engineer George Kolb mailed area residents a letter in early February, 2017 outlining the project and requested that any questions be directed to him at 541-322-7113 or via email at






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Firefighters 5 different countries. The teams raise money through sponsorships, individual and department fundraising, and entry fees. While completing the climb is a physical triumph in itself that pales in comparison to the strenuous journey that most cancer patients endure. As firefighters race to the top they keep in mind that every step forward is symbolic of moving towards finding a cure for all those battling a blood cancer. Some of the teams invite a current patient or survivor of a blood cancer to be a part of their team as another reminder of what they are helping to eliminate. Our local La Pine team has 2 reminders; fellow firefighter Tim Vanleeuwen of Kingsley Field Fire Department in Klamath Falls, and local resident Matthew Stone. Tim was recently diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma in September 2016. Matthew is a 12 year survivor after he was diagnosed in 2005, at the age of 10, with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. Team Captain Matt Ryan said, "I met Matthew ... back in 2007 when he was going through the three and a half years of arduous chemotherapy treatments required to eradicate the Leukemia that was attacking his body. I remember Matthew’s contagious smile and positive attitude being an inspiration... I can assure

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you nothing has changed. Matthew has humbly lived a life of challenges that most of us would not be able to endure. His presence and strength have inspired and galvanized our team." YOU CAN HELP. The team has just over $8,600. You may have seen the team out doing fundraising working on their stair climber. You can directly donate to the team or an individual, by going to their Facebook page, La Pine Rural Fire Protection District Stair Climb Team, or go to and search for their team. You could also stop by any of the firehouses and drop off a donation. They will be collecting funds until March 10th. All funds go to LLS.

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La Pine Restore Hires New Manager a new perspective in the public eye for the La Pine ReStore. She plans to rebuild the store's reputation by creating a new attitude and culture. She states that she feels confident about cleaning up the store and making it a presentable place to shop. She is using the Bend ReStore as a success model for many of her new ideas and changes. One change is to implement a new customer refund policy for La Pine's ReStore. She will be spending time at the Bend ReStore to learn more ways to improve the La Pine Restore.

By Sandy Jones - Golden Eagle Staff Writer

New La Pine ReStore Manager Kristi McCulloch took charge on February 13, 2017. Her job is to oversee and manage the store and the employees. She will also be in charge of public relations, helping the community, and changing the store in many ways. Kristi's responsibilities also include getting involved in community activities, getting the word out, and creating







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

March 8 - City Council Meeting – 5:30 pm March 14 - Public Works Committee Meeting – 10:00 am (this meeting will probably be cancelled as the committee is only meeting every other month unless needed) March 15 – Planning Commission Meeting – 5:30 pm March 22 – Council Work Session – 5:30 pm April 11 – Public Works Committee Meeting -10:00 am April 12 – City Council Meeting – 5:30 pm April 19 – Planning Commission Meeting – 5:30 pm April 26 – Council Work Session – 5:30 pm

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-todate information on any of these items.

May 2 – Budget Message and Budget Committee Meeting and Community Sponsorship Presentations – 5:30 pm May 3 – Budget Committee Meeting and Public Hearing (only if necessary) – 5:30 pm May 9 – Public Works Committee Meeting – 10 am (this meeting will probably be cancelled as the committee is only meeting every other month unless needed) May 10 – City Council Meeting – 5:30 pm May 17 – Planning Commission Meeting – 5:30 pm May 24 – Council Work Session – 5:30 pm

Kristi's priority is customer satisfaction. She looks forward to helping with Habitat for Humanity building projects plus helping businesses. She intends to take part in all the Chamber events. She also wants to encourage people to volunteer and get involved with the ReStore. She is very proud to be there and thinks it is a great organization. She is very excited to turn the store around and make the community proud. Another top priority of hers is to give back to the community. She will be helping the schools with their needs. For example, she would like to create a program where students make items and sell them in the store. Also, she would like the Habitat Homes to ultimately be funded by the ReStore. Her long term goal and top priority is to get the store's financials up so it can fund their own Habitat Home building projects. Kristi moved to La Pine in June 2016 from Beaver Creek in Clackamas County. In La Pine. She worked at Drug Mart as a clerk and managed the front end, ordering merchandise and setting up the store and displays. Her father, Steve Schroeder, is a longtime resident and business owner in La Pine. He is the former owner of Get R Dumped. Kristi

Left: Kristi McCulloch. Above: an antique iron powered by gasoline. Come in and see the antiques on sale. spent six years home schooling her children and furthered her own education by working on her Associates degree. She is pursuing a bachelors degree in accounting. She loves numbers and statistics. She says she is pretty well rounded and is a Beta Kappa Sorority sister. She was a good teacher for her children. Because Kristi's passion is accounting, she likes her management job because it is all about the numbers. Kristi is very excited to bring the best of what the ReStore can give to the community. Kristi wants to restore the good reputation of the ReStore. As she puts it, "Don't give up on us."

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Our Snow Culture

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Jake Obrist, Public Works Manager, City of La Pine

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Department is always willing to collaborate with road projects in town."

"The City of La Pine prides itself in its partnerships with the different agencies in the region."

As I get older, my appreciation for snow has changed. I still do appreciate it, though my reasons differ from my youth. A snow day where I grew up meant no school and endless amounts of fun. I still see this excitement with my girls when they get to play in the snow when school closes. When these school closures occur, the City of La Pine doesn’t shut down, we get to go “play” in the snow. This winter has brought us lots of “play” days in the snow, too many to count. I will admit with these snow days, you win some and you lose some. Thankfully, we won most of these days, and I feel these victories can be attributed to the overall atmosphere that this small town possesses. The phrase “Small Town Strong” is prevalent in how we come together with all the different players when it comes to snow removal. These players include, City of La Pine, Deschutes County, Contractors, ODOT, and the citizens. The City of La Pine prides itself in its partnerships with the different agencies in the region. The Deschutes County Road Department is one of these great agencies. Not only do they plow their own County roads in town, they are a division Concept Retail, Inc

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always willing to collaborate on projects in town. For example, we had heard of a need to create a Snow Removal Dump site in town. After a quick phone call to the County, they had it cleared within hours. We opened this site for the community at no cost, and it was a success. Another example comes in the form of flood assistance. With all this snow, we had warmer temperatures and significant amounts of precipitation looming, creating the potential for flooding. The City of La Pine donated 5,000 sandbags and the County donated several dump truck loads of sand. This created our first sandbag fill site in La Pine, and it was a success. Another agency that does a great job in La

Pine is ODOT. They have done an exceptional job this winter keeping Hwy 97 safe and clear, and they are always willing to pitch in when needed. Our contracted services in town can oftentimes go underappreciated. They receive the most phone calls, happy or not, spend long hours at night or day, and are constantly pushed to the limits. The City Public Works Crew would oftentimes pitch in and help with the contactors to ensure access to our roads and safety for our citizens. Whether it was intersections, sidewalks, or berms, the snow days always had a different challenge presented to us. There are so many fine examples where this community stepped up to the challenge this winter it is very encouraging and it put things in perspective. If we didn’t have these hard winters, we wouldn’t appreciate the easy ones. As the snow passes by my office window, this winter shall too pass into spring. I encourage us all to keep the same perspective, whichever season it is.

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Business Retentions and Expansion Group Helps Provide Support for Local Businesses Chad Carpenter, La Pine Park and Recreation District, Contributing Writer In April of 2015 a small group of community leaders started a Business Vitality workgroup as a part of the Economic Vitality Roadmap – an initiative facilitated by Rural Development Initiatives (RDI) out of Eugene, OR. Two additional workgroups also started as a part of the Economic Vitality Roadmap – one centered on developing a brand identity for La Pine and another centered upon beautification efforts for our town. Thanks to support from RDI, each workgroup has been able to accomplish much over the course of the last 12-18 months. According to their website, “RDI cultivates leaders and catalyzes rural vitality.” and they have certainly done so in La Pine. They envision strong and vibrant rural communities and work to that end by providing leadership training to communities such as ours. In addition to the Economic Vitality Roadmap, another program offered by RDI is “Business Retentions and Expansion” (BR&E). As a flagship program, BR&E provides technical assistance to communities and organizations so that they can better provide support to existing local businesses. Under the work of the Business Vitality workgroup, BR&E launched in

La Pine during the Summer of 2016, when a steering committee formed including representatives of the La Pine Chamber, COCC, La Pine Park & Recreation District, Sunriver Chamber and La Pine High School Future Business Leaders of America. “This level of collaboration is quite remarkable.” According At RDI, we have the to Chad Carpenter, Adult privilege of working Program Coordinator with communities and at La Pine Park and Recreation District and businesses across the Northwest, witnessing Business Vitality leader. “To see these types of the passion rural groups come together to people have for support local business is very exciting” he says. their communities, RDI’s Senior Program but La Pine’s is Manager Michael Held, truly unparalleled. Rural Economic Vitality Services and facilitator of the La Pine BR&E initiative helped assemble the steering committee and has been working with them for several months. “At RDI, we have the privilege of working with communities and businesses across the Northwest, witnessing the passion rural people have for

their communities, but La Pine’s is truly unparalleled” says Michael. “The La Pine Community is known as a model community for it’s efforts in effective collaboration when it comes to projects such as this one” says Carpenter, citing comments he’s heard locally and regionally. Goals of BR&E include job growth and business attraction, just to name a couple. The process entails planning and organization, program design and outreach, connecting resources to local businesses and developing effective solutions and strategies to promote local business growth. BR&E is a multi-year program and La Pine/Sunriver is about half way into the first year. Quickly after it’s launch, the committee spent some time getting organized and then began to design the outreach process. Currently, with the business outreach phase underway, they are talking with local business owners in La Pine and Sunriver in an effort to better understand the needs, challenges and gaps they face. “RDI is excited to support this effort to enhance and build upon the area’s local businesses.” Says Held. Outreach should be complete near the beginning of March and then the group will begin to analyze the data and then develop solutions to help support local businesses.

Business Spotlight By Newberry Eagle News Staff

The Corner Store

One of the most popular stores in the greater La Pine area is The Corner Store. You’ll find it at the corner of Burgess and Day Roads. It is extremely well located and since its first opening in November 2008 it has been a success. This is not an old corner store with weeds growing, litter scattered and gravel everywhere. You can tell that Terry Mowry, the owner, takes pride in his business. The landscaping is gorgeous and well kept. The asphalt parking area that surrounds The Corner Store is kept clean during summer and well plowed during snow season. You ask almost anyone who lives out that way and they will tell you that The Corner Store has a very friendly staff, ready to help. Great deli foods, hot foods and pizza, espresso, produce and a great selection of groceries. For those that need a few things for fishing and camping, they’ve got that too! Bottom line, it’s close to that very large community west and a little north of La Pine, and prices are very reasonable.

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STEM is More than Something that Holds a Flower!

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reading this article might find things in common with the school experience, but You walk into Stacy Welsh’s Maker’s the older you are, the lower the chance Space after school activity room and you can relate. These students and your first thought might be, “What in teachers are participating in a national the world is going on in here!” Students science education project called STEM are dismantling TVs, using wood nails, (Science, Technology, Engineering, and screws, and anything they can find to build Math). STEM interlaces these four areas a “gizmo” to solve problems. into a hands-on, project based experience Then there are students in Jason for students. Mumm’s high school robotics class. The word STEM, besides being an Students may have gears, electronic acronym, is also a reflection of our modern components, wheels, and miscellaneous world. Technology and engineering are design and programming plans laid out all bracketed by science and math. People over the place. You may have to watch working in the world of technology and where you walk because student-built and engineering rely on a basic understanding programmed robots are being test run to of the sciences and mathematics. Think of check if they can complete specific tasks. the electricity you use every day. Where Does this sound like he science classes does it come from? How is it generated? you remember from middle school and How does it get to your house? high school? Maybe the younger people Did you know that all electricity is generated because a coil of wire conducts La Pine electricity when a magnet moves back and forth inside the coil? All types of Full Line of RV and industrial generators Outdoor Living Supplies (wind, water, steam, Traeger BBQs • Full Paint Dept. • Nursery and nuclear) energy) Custom Screens & Repair • & Much More move either a coil of Open 7 days - 7am-6pm Mon - Fri, 8am-5pm Sat, 9am-5pm Sun metal back and forth 1st & Huntington Rd - 51615 Huntington Rd., La Pine around a magnet or By Helen Woods, Staff Writer

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move a magnet back and forth inside a coil. The simple knowledge of that relationship is behind all things electric. Solar energy is the only exception. It works on another basic scientific principle. If you were a STEM student, you would be challenged to find out what the behind solar energy is. Want to see what the students are doing? Come to STEM Night at the La Pine Middle School (16360 1st St.) on April 13th, 5:00-&7:00 in the Library. This is a night our La Pine Middle School and High Schoolers get to show off what they have been doing. Who knows, they may even get you down on your knees building a robot or finding out how levers work! Refreshments will be available too! OR Volunteer to work with Middle School students in the Makers Space Activity Center on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 2:30-3:30. Be prepared to have fun! OR Middle school students need supplies! Can you donate materials to them? They need things like lumber (even scrap lumber), nails, screw, old TV’s, small appliances, and the “stuff” needed for hands-on learning. For more information, contact La Pine Middle School at 541355-8200.

Helen Woods, PhD Helen Woods is the President of the La Pine STEM Group, a non-profit organization established to support the implementation of the program in to La Pine schools. She has been an educator since the early 70’s and has taught science in grades 8-12, community college, and undergraduate and graduate courses in both science and teacher education. She taught for 20 years at Western Oregon University in Monmouth, Oregon. “When I became a teacher, the Russian launch of the first manmade satellite to orbit the Earth shattered America’s position as the world leader in science. Immediately, the way we taught science changed. We went from teaching kids to memorize facts to students doing science. We became hands-on. We began to make classrooms into beehives of learning. Today we call it STEM.” “I was lucky because the profession I chose became my passion. You may have heard that a lot of students don’t like science. My biggest reward was when I could present science as exciting and relevant to them. I see the same thing happening in these STEM classes. It is exciting!”



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South County School Update – March 2017

important Dates

March 1 – Area Change Requests due to home school March 2 – Cat in the Hat Night @ LPE and Read Across America Celebrations March 3 – Deadline to sign up for Spring sports at LPHS March 8 – Regular release times, No School Improvement early release

March 11 – Oregon Battle of the Books Regional Competition at Sisters Middle School March 15 – Regular release times, No School Improvement early release March 22 – Regular release times, No School Improvement early release March 27 – Spring sport practices start at LPHS March 27 to 31 – Spring Break, no school




The Central Oregon Community College Budget Committee consists of the seven elected COCC Board members and seven other citizens representing the geographic zones in the District. The Budget Committee meets three to four times a year and recommends an annual operating budget for the College to the COCC Board of Directors. Budget Committee members are appointed by the Board for three-year terms. COCC is looking for individuals interested in serving on the Budget Committee. The position representing Zone 7 (southern Deschutes County including La Pine and Sunriver, plus northern Klamath and Lake counties) is currently open. Zone 7 – La Pine area (precincts 23, 24, 39, 40 and 51); Sunriver areas (precincts 16 and 38); the remainder of south Deschutes County (precincts 10, 21, 42, 43 and 49), plus Klamath County precinct 1 and Lake County precincts 13 and 14. Anyone interested in applying is asked to send a cover letter and resume to the COCC Board of Directors, Central Oregon Community College, 2600 NW College Way, Bend, Oregon 97703 or e-mail Include your voter precinct in your letter. Board/Budget Committee meetings scheduled for 2017: Wednesdays, March 8, April 12 and May 10.

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La Pine Elementary, Rosland Elementary, Three Rivers and La Pine Middle School are all competing on the Region 7 Oregon Battle of the Book Competition at Sisters Middle School from 8a – 1pm on March 11th. Each school will send one team to compete at Regionals and if they do well, they will continue on to the state competition at Chemeketa Community College in Salem on April 8th Bend-La Pine Schools Superintendent Shay Mikalson announced changes to the 2016-17 school year calendar. “After meeting with the state Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction, hearing from local families and meeting with employee group leaders, we have developed a revised school calendar that

recovers valuable student instructional time without further extending the end of the school year,” he said. “With the extension of several school days in March, which were originally slated as School Improvement Wednesdays (SIW), and the elimination of some traditional conference time in exchange for more flexible communication with parents this spring, we are able to recover several days of lost classroom time for students.”Mikalson said that these additions, coupled with the four days that had previously been added to the end of the school year, will allow students to recoup at least six lost instructional days.

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The new calendar changes include the following:

Spring Sports sign up – Baseball, Golf, Softball and Track. All athletes must register by March 3rd for Spring sports and practices start on March 27th. Check with the Athletics office for additional information or go to the website at student-life/athletics

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La Pine Elementary is hosting their 19th Annual Cat in the Hat Event for La Pine Elementary families from 5p – 6:30 pm. This is always a fun celebration!

Rosland Elementary

Thanks to a generous donation from SCOOTR of $600.00, our 4th grade will be adventuring to the Evergreen Aviation Museum in early March. This is a great opportunity for our 4th grade students. This donation also helped our 5th grade students get to Outdoor School, our 3rd grade students do swim lessons at SHARC for a week, our 2nd grade students go to High Desert Museum and our kindergarten and 1st grade students visit the farm. Thank you for thinking of us SCOOTR as you close out your books.

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Registration for spring track is open and practice will start after Spring Break.

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March 2017

Sunriver Angler’s

Fly Tying Corner By Phil Fischer, Contributing Writer

Tyson Flack from the Hawk Mat Club in La Pine.

Noah Goins from the Oregon Wrestling Academy in Sunriver

Many of our local wrestlers competed at the OWA Kids Collegiate State Wrestling Championships in Salem the weekend of January 28th and 29th. Over 1300 wrestlers from around the State of Oregon gathered to compete to earn a State Title at the Salem Pavilion Saturday and Sunday. Two of our local wrestlers earned that coveted prize. Tyson Flack from the Hawk Mat Club in La Pine pinned all of his opponents in the 1st round, claiming his 1st individual Collegiate State Championship in the School Boy division at 70 lbs. Also claiming a title was Noah Goins, wrestling for Oregon Wrestling Academy in Sunriver. Goins went out in great fashion with a perfect undefeated season in the Novice division at 112 lbs.

There were six other local state placers that brought home hardware from the tournament. Dominic Norquist of Oregon Wrestling Academy took 2nd place in the School Boy division at 144 lbs. Tag Deluca, also from Oregon Wrestling Academy, placed 2nd in the Novice division at 95 lbs. Will Pence from Oregon Wrestling Academy placed 3rd in the Novice division at 65 lbs. and Landyn Philpott from Oregon Wrestling Academy placed 4th in the Novice division at 60 lbs. Trentyn Tennant from La Pine USA Wrestling placed 3rd in the Cadet division at 145 lbs. and Drake Schwartz from the Hawk Mat Club placed 3rd in the Peewee division at 38 lbs.

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The Royal Trude This month’s pattern is a Royal Trude. It is a fly that resembles nothing specific in nature, but is an excellent imitation for many things. The idea for this month’s pattern was born on a hike last year near the Lava Lands Visitor Center, part of the Newberry National Monument and very near our home in Sunriver, Oregon. I was walking along one of the paths and noticed movement on the bark of a large ponderosa pine tree. As I looked closer I observed a very large beetle that was probably 2 ½-3 inches long. Now most beetle patterns I have tied and fished in my life are typically a size 14-18 hook and at most ½ inch long. It dawned on me; we have some very big terrestrials hanging out in our forest and, if one of these landed on the water, an opportunistic trout would dash to the surface to take in a meal of this size. Wouldn’t it make sense to start throwing large beetle imitations? The origination of the Royal Trude pattern dates back to the early 1900’s when a gentleman from Chicago was visiting the Trude Ranch near Big Springs, Idaho. The fly was tied as a joke and spinoff of the famous Royal Coachman dry fly. However, the joke worked on fussy trout and since then has been used on many waters throughout the world. It is not tied to be specific imitation for anything in nature, but imitates many things, including large beetles. Having been around for over 100 years, this pattern has clearly stood has stood the test of time! We gave this pattern a test drive on East Lake last July. A friend and I were

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casting large hoppers and Madam X’s against the bank and having a very good day. It was midsummer; prime time for terrestrials. After breaking off a nice fish and needing to tie on a new fly, he asked if a Royal Trude would work. I replied, thinking back to the large beetle I had observed at Lava Lands, “I have no idea, but let’s give it a try!” Bingo! In one of his first few casts he tied into a nice 18” rainbow. I made a mental note that I needed to stock a few of this pattern in my box. Now that it is wintertimebox-filling season, I got busy and tied a few of these for the upcoming season. Royal Trude Materials List: Hook: Tiemco 5212 Size 8-14, or similar (2X long, 1X fine) Thread: 70 Denier Black Thread Tail: Natural Golden Pheasant Tippet Fibers Body: Peacock Tail Feather and Red Floss Wing: White Calf Tail Hackle: Brown Whiting Rooster Saddle Tying instructions and steps are being published in video form, and can be found on the Sunriver Anglers Facebook page at https://www.facebook. com/SunriverAnglers/, or at the following YouTube URL: https://youtu. be/BsOQTZ2obYw. Learn to tie this artful fly pattern and fish it in any area that features beetles and other terrestrials. If you have questions or would like additional information about the Royal Trude pattern, please don’t hesitate to email me. Or if you have suggestions on future patterns to feature in this column, I welcome your input. I can be reached at Superboy: Why did Batman and Robin quit going fishing together? Superman: Why? Superboy: Because Robin ate all the worms!

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Holy Redeemer Valentine Spaghetti Dinner By Florence Neis, Staff Writer

Photo by Kathy DeBone

Photo by LorriAnn Landles

The Valentine Spaghetti Dinner is always decorated with charm.

The youths listen to last minute coaching before the guests arrive.

Holy Redeemer Catholic Church hosted its 21st annual spaghetti feed February 11th. The fundraiser is the primary source of income for the church’s Youth Ministry, coordinated by Debbie Barrett the past 14 years. “The spaghetti feed was inspired by Kyle Barrett, a young parishioner who wanted to attend World Youth Day,” said Debbie. “We still use the

original recipe from Olivia Palmer!” Youth activities include vacation Bible study, retreats, conferences and other outings. Last year the group was able to enjoy the SHARC facilities in Sunriver. The group also welcomes children and young people from other faiths.

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donate for kudos.” They like to donate because they value partnering and giving to the community to express good will. They are very appreciative for what the community of La Pine has done for them. They will be donating to the La Pine Crab Feed, and they plan to help Frontier Days. Part of their vision is to partner with the community and reach out to schools. Brett and Gina have lived in La Pine for approximately two months. They moved from Concord, California. They wanted to get out of the crowd and traffic. They both express that they like La Pine. “Everyone is friendly here,” Gina says. They say that they are “extremely ecstatic to live in La Pine.” “We went to the Chamber breakfast and got a very warm round of applause. I was taken aback,” says Brett. Inside the store they provide a full range of products and “trusted” brands with prices discounted at 40-70%. This is Grocery Outlet's Corporate policy for its stores. Grocery Outlet is based in Emeryville, California with 279 stores located in California, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Pennsylvania and

Washington. The Owner-Operators Brett and Gina Turner are in what they call a partnership with Grocery Outlet. It is not a franchisee-owned store. The Turners own everything in the building and are responsible for the employees and financials. The Emeryville-based corporation provides the groceries, and share the profits as a partnership. At the La Pine store, the Turners plan to create a supportive “mom and pop” partnership with their employees. The Turners value giving to their customers, employees, and the community. When asked what their values are and what they would like to bring to the La Pine community, the answer is trust. “We want them to be able to trust us and depend on us, and know that they can get what they need at good prices and that the food is fresh. Also, when they have a concern or question, we will take care of them and get back to them when we say we will,” states Gina. As far as community, they value partnering by donating and helping out with whatever the needs are. They also value being involved, and plan to live in La Pine for many years.

City of La Pine Mayor Dennis Scott & La Pine Chamber Director Ann Gawith.

"What a tremendous addition to the roster of La Pine businesses! I am encouraged that they will be a strong and an involved part of our community for a long time to come!" - La Pine Chamber of Commerce Director Ann Gawith

La Pine City Councilor Don Greiner and Audrey at the ribbon cutting.

La Pine Residents Victoria and Arvid enjoying the new store.

Grocery Outlet Owner-Operators Brett and Gina Turner donate $1,000 to St. Vincent de Paul at the store's ribbon cutting on Thursday February 2.

Cutting the ribbon with La Pine Mayor Dennis Scott, La Pine Chamber Director Ann Gawith, and St. Vincent de Paul Director Jerry Moore

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Help Us Help You

2017 Helmet Patrol

As the winter continues La Pine Rural Fire Protection District would like to remind the public of a few important safety issues.

50 Bicycle helmets donated for the community to the Deschutes County Sheriff's Department were safety approved.

By Chief Mike Supkis, La Pine Rural Fire Protection District

By CEO Charla DeHate, La Pine Community Health Center

A Vial of Life is essential for anyone with medical needs. Driveways, Address Signs, and Fire Hydrants With the significant amount of snow received this winter we like to remind people to clear away snow from their driveways, address signs and any nearby fire hydrant. High snow berms can block emergency responder’s view of address signs delaying crews from reaching and helping people in their time of need. Also clearing the snow from around your nearby fire hydrant will help fire crews immensely. Driveways and Lanes need to be cleared. Even packed snow, although drivable when cold, will just turn into unpassable ice then slush as the season progresses. Firefighters would also like to encourage anyone with an elderly or disabled neighbor to help clear their driveway and address signs as well. These folks are often the ones that

are in need of emergency assistance. La Pine Firefighters are very thankful that we work in a community that is always willing to help a neighbor in need. If you don’t have an address sign, you can order one from either the Fire District’s Administration office at 51590 Huntington Road, La Pine, OR, or at Station 102 at 55785 South Century Drive near Sunriver during normal business hours (8-5). Vial of Life Program The vial of life program is a national program that encourages anyone with a potential medical need to put their medical information in an easy to find location –a simple vial in the refrigerator where first responders are trained to look. The Vial of Life consists of a premade list that is simply filled out prior to an emergency and placed in the refrigerator or freezer. A sticker is then place on the door of the refrigerator alerting crews to the presence of the Vial of Life. The Vials of Life are free and can be picked up at our Administration office at 51590 Huntington Road, La Pine, OR, or our Station 102 at 55785 South Century Drive near Sunriver during normal business hours (8-5), or the Lions Club of La Pine. As we age and our health declines the amount of medications that we are prescribed can become numerous. Also in an emergency situation the patient sometimes cannot communicate. It can be critically important that emergency crews know your medical history and medications you are taking. Putting together a simple list all of your medical history and current medications into one easy to find list can provide emergency crews with lifesaving information.

The La Pine Community Health Center was honored to have the opportunity to donate 50 safety approved bicycle helmets, to the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Department. The Health Center provided a variety of sizes so that all children involved could be offered the right fit. The goal in mind is to promote safety awareness and provide a resource that some may not be able to afford. The Sheriffs have done an amazing job working with the residents of South County and continuing to mentor adolescents about proper bicycle safety.


1. Heal and seal your gut. The gelatin in the bone broth (found in the knuckles, feet, and other joints)

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Bone Broth

2 Lbs. assortment of bones from organically raised animals. (chicken backs, chicken feet, beef femurs or knuckles, split pigs feet) 4 garlic cloves, crushed 1 onion quartered 5 carrots quartered 4 celery stocks rough cut 2 lemon grass stocks split and chopped fresh herb medley (Whatever veggies you want to get out of the frig.) Pepper corns, cloves, fennel seeds Herbs and spices of your choice Salt (unrefined sea salt or Redmond raw salt from Utah) (Important note: DO NOT ADD SALT until bones have cooked for approx. eight hours) Add one to two gallons of filtered water to a large stock pot. Add bones to stock pot, bring to a boil, cover and reduce heat to a simmer for four hours. Add garlic, onions, pepper corns, cloves, Fennel seeds, Simmer for two more hours. Add all remaining ingredients, except the salt, simmer two more hours. Lastly, Salt to taste. Note, all ingredients should be organic and grass fed.

Benefits of Bone Broth

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helps seal up holes in intestines. This helps cure chronic diarrhea, constipation, and even some food intolerances. 2. Protect your joints. Taking glucosamine supplements to help with joint pain has been common knowledge for years, but it turns out that bone broth has glucosamine too. But unlike pills, the broth also includes a host of other goodies that help keep your joints happy, healthy, and pain-free. The chondroitin sulfate in bone broth has been shown to help prevent osteoarthritis. 3. Look younger. Bone broth is a rich source of collagen. You can find collagen in all kinds of “plumping” products these days, but why stick it on the outside when you can drink it? Not only is drinking it cheaper, but it can make your skin, hair, and nails look just as radiant. 4. Sleep better, and feel better. The glycine in bone broth has been shown in several studies to help people sleep better and improve memory. 5. Immune support. A Harvard study even showed that some people with auto-immune disorders experienced a relief of symptoms when drinking bone broth, with some achieving a complete remission. 6. Stronger bones. The phosphorus, magnesium, and calcium in the bones seeps out into the broth leaving you with the essential building blocks for healthy bones. 7. More energy 8. It’s very economical! What else were you going to do with those chicken carcasses, soup bones, and veggies going bad in your fridge?

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La Pine Community Health Center Offers Primary Medical Care to North Lake County

By CEO Charla DeHate, La Pine Community Health Center In May, 2015 the North Lake Health District (NLHD) contacted Charla DeHate, CEO of La Pine Community Health Center (LCHC) and asked if they would consider expanding their organization to Christmas Valley. The NLHD is responsible for providing medical care to the North Lake County residents and they had just learned that the doctor and nurse practitioner of North Lake Clinic would be retiring. Charla worked closely with the NLHD board of directors and by August 28, 2015 LCHC opened their doors the day after North Lake Clinic closed theirs! The communities in North Lake County did not go without health care close to their home for even one day. With LCHC now in the NLHD’s Medical Complex building, community members could receive the same quality medical care and ancillary services that were being provided at the other four LCHC sites. Medical services provided are: preventative health, annual exams, illness treatment, disease management such as diabetes, high blood pressure, COPD, women’s health, men’s health, well child exams, pediatric care and lab services. Additionally, LCHC brought services that had either never been offered or they were able to expand some of the services in North Lake County: discounted sliding fee scale for uninsured and underinsured, Medicaid, Medicare, commercial insurances; assistance applying for the Oregon Health Plan (Medicaid); support in finding community resourcesOutreach services; support for veterans; transportation guidance and assistance; dental voucher program; health education with nurse case managers and more. LCHC was fortunate to retain Dennis Bruneau, PA-C who had worked for North Lake Clinic. Dennis lived his childhood and teen years in Northern Wisconsin.

The Christmas Valley La Pine Community Health Center opened its doors August 28, 2015. He became a Special Forces Medic from 1966-70 and his military medical experience raised his interest in becoming a Physician Assistant. Dennis graduated in 1972 from the Medex Physician Assistant Program at the School of Medicine in Grand Forks, North Dakota. Dennis has worked most of his career in many rural and frontier communities in North and South Dakota, Alaska, Washington and Oregon. He lives in Condon, Oregon with his wife of 43 years and continues his work in Christmas Valley every other week.Initially, LCHC retained temporary providers to assist Dennis until Kathleen

Thompson, PA-C began working with them in April, 2016. Kathy grew up on the east coast then moved to Oregon to attend Portland State University and received a BA degree as a paralegal and worked for a County Circuit Court judge for nine years. At the age of 40, Kathleen made a career change and attended Oregon State University then Oregon Health Sciences University Physician Assistant (PA) program and graduated in 2000. Kathy worked in Family Practice Primary Care then in cardiology until she decided to continue her original goal to provide primary medical care to those living in

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a frontier community. Kathy and her husband live in Christmas Valley and have settled in to the community. The NLHD Medical Complex also has acupuncture, massage, chiropractic and optometry services that are provided by professionals. These services complement the medical care and ancillary services that LCHC brings to the communities in North Lake County. For more information, please contact LCHC at 541-536-3435 in La Pine, 541576-2343 in Christmas Valley or at our website

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Comfort Food


Recipe by Marin Canelis, 10 years’ old


hen you have an older sister and brother and you are only 10 years old you start looking around for something that you could do that they can’t. I’ve always liked being in the kitchen with my mom and my buela (grandma) helping and watching them cook. Mom and buela are both very good cooks. My mom started showing me how to make cakes and cookies. Now I can do it by myself.


ngredients 2¾ cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder ¼ teaspoon salt 1 cup of unsalted butter, at room temperature 1¾ cups sugar 2 large eggs 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

This is my mom’s recipe (now it’s mine) for Snickerdoodles Cookies. Toss a ball of sugar cookie dough in cinnamon and sugar before baking, and voila, you get a snickerdoodle! While they do have a super-funny irections name, these cookies smell great B U I L T T O A H I G H EPreheat R S T A N D Athe R D oven to 350 degrees. while they bake and then they are Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment soft and taste so good. paper.



In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt.

In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, beat the butter and 1½ cups of the sugar on medium speed until well blended, about 1 minute. Add the eggs and vanilla and beat on low speed until combined. Turn off the mixer and scrape down the bowl with a rubber spatula. Add the flour mixture and mix just until blended. In a small bowl, stir together the remaining ¼ cup sugar and the cinnamon. Scoop up a rounded tablespoonful of dough. Scrape the dough off the spoon into the palm of your hand and roll the dough into a ball. Drop the ball in the cinnamon sugar and roll it around to coat it completely. Place the ball on a prepared cookie sheet. Continue scooping, shaping, and rolling the

dough in sugar, spacing the balls about 3 inches apart on the cookie sheets. You should be able to fit 12 cookies on each cookie sheet. When both cookie sheets are full, bake 1 cookie sheet at a time until the edges of the cookies are lightly browned but the tops are barely colored, 10 to 12 minutes. Ask an adult to help you remove the cookie sheet from the oven and set it on a wire rack. Let cool for 5 minutes, then use a metal spatula to move the cookies directly to the rack. While the cookies are cooling, put the second cookie sheet in the oven and bake in the same way. Repeat to bake the rest of the cookies. Let the cookies cool completely and serve.



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At Rosland Elementary in La Pine, third grade dictionary distribution on February 9, 2017. Rotarians in front (left to right): Charlie Beith, President Ray Kuratek, and Community Service Chair Laurie Henberg. LOCAL ROTARIANS PARTICIPATE IN DICTIONARY PROJECT – The Sunriver-La Pine Club recently distributed dictionaries to students at La Pine area elementary schools. The goal of The Rotary Dictionary Project is to ensure that everyone will be able to enjoy the benefits of owning a dictionary. With the help of Rotary clubs around the world, since 1995 nearly 25 million free dictionaries have been given to 3rd graders via this popular nonprofit based out of Charleston, South Carolina. LOOKING FOR A GREAT TIME? – The 15th edition of the club’s major fundraiser, “A Great Time in the Great Hall for a Great Cause!” will take place at 6:00 pm on Friday June 2 in Sunriver Resort’s historic Great Hall. Last year, the event raised $40,000 for La Pine area nonprofits. Tickets are $85 per person and include an evening of friendship, fine dining, and wine, with live and silent auctions. The club is also sponsoring its annual wine raffle. For more information on the dinner and the raffle, visit the club’s website: ELIMINATING POLIO – The SunriverLa Pine Rotary is part of Rotary District 5110. The district focused their

fundraising in February on Rotary’s worldwide effort to eliminate polio. Rotary and its global partners dramatically reduced polio last year and the continent of Africa is now polio free. Rotarians are half way through the Rotary year (ends in June) and half way to the district goal of raising $150,000 for PolioPlus. If you would like to help with a donation, you can donate on this website: https://www.

Animal Adventures - Live animals, stories, crafts with High Desert Museum. 3+ years. Tuesday, March 14 • 12:00 p.m.

Music and Movement - Movement and stories to develop skills. 3-5 years. Tuesday, March 14 • 10:30 a.m.

LEGO Block Party - Read! Build! Play! Join other builders and a gazillion LEGOs. All ages. Saturday, March 18 • 3:00 p.m.

MEC Seeks Pilot Program Participants The wholesale electric power Midstate Electric Cooperative purchases from Bonneville Power Administration is most expensive during peak demand times. MEC is looking for 300 member volunteers to participate in a pilot program with the intention of shifting peak time electric usage to non-peak periods to help minimize wholesale power costs. The 18-month pilot program – called Peak Hour Rewards – will be used to evaluate savings to determine the effectiveness of a full-scale program. The member volunteers will receive a free installed Wi-Fi Lux/GEO programmable thermostat ($150 value) to control their heating system as well as a complimentary home energy audit. During peak usage, a 2-hour demand reduction event will be initiated sending a signal to the thermostat. The thermostat will temporarily reduce the temperature a few degrees so the heat does not come on, moving the heating load to before and after the system peak. At the end of the event, the thermostat will return to the originally programmed temperature setting. The Lux/Geo gives you the ability to remotely control temperature and set schedules from a smart device (no more coming home to a cold home!) In addition to the free thermostat, members will receive a $10 bill credit each month they participate in 100% of the peak usage demand reduction events, and an opportunity to win $500.00 at the end of the pilot program. To participate or for more information, please contact Midstate’s Marketing Department at 541-5362126, Option 5.

HELP YOUR COMMUNITY IN 2017 – The Sunriver-La Pine Club is always looking for new members that embrace our “service above self” motto. If you would like to learn more about your local Rotary and attend a meeting as a guest, please contact Mark Dennett (Mark@ To be a member, you simply have to live or work in Deschutes County. SHARE YOUR STORY WITH ROTARY – Do you have an interesting life or career story to share? Rotary would love to have you as a speaker at their weekly Wednesday morning meetings. If you would like to be a speaker, please contact please Mark Dennett (Mark@



By Shawna Dailey, Sunriver Library

Family Fun - Interactive story time with songs, rhymes, crafts. 0-5 years.Tuesdays • 10:30 a.m.

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52684 Highway 97, La Pine, OR An autonomous congregation of the church of Christ meets at 51440 Hwy 97- assembly begins at 10:00 A.M. Sunday (541) 213-7895 Are you interested in knowing of “The Revelation of Jesus Christ…”? We invite you to come and join us as we study together this glorious book of prophetical truths. “Blessed is he who reads and those who hear the words of the prophecy, and heed the things which are written in it;…(Rev. 1:3)

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Sunriver March Library Events


La Pine-Sunriver Rotary Club La Pine Schools Receive Free Dictionaries

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IORBELIT GUTIERREZ Certificate of Completion, Medical Assistant Associate of General Studies Degree “Instructors know the students by name and they care for our success. I needed a little extra time with my phlebotomy check off and the instructors were able to come in before class and even after class to help me practice my skill until I was comfortable.


“The cool thing is that everyone at COCC is so nice. There is always someone who is willing to help you whether it is because you are lost and need directions, or because you are looking for a tutor and don’t know where to find one. Just ask anyone in the campus.”


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How To Check And Clean Your Cat's Ears

An important part of keeping your cat healthly and happy is checking and cleaning their ears. Because the ears are one of the few parts that cats can not reach themselves they need a little help from a loving owner. Keeping your cats ears clean is extremely important because any unremoved dirt, debris, or wax can clog the ears and cause infections. Regular ear cleaning at home augment's your cats own natural grooming habits. 1. How to check the ears During petting, casually check your cats ears for discharge, redness, unpleasant smell, swelling, and even lumps. Also observe your cat's behaviour, if he often scratches or paws at his ears (and sometimes even shakes his head often), then he might be feeling discomfort in the ear area. If you notice that your cats ears are becoming painful or inflamed, visit a veterinarian as soon as possible. The veterinarian has the equipment to look deep into your cat's ear canal and give an accurate diagnosis. The veterinarian will determine if allergies, skin conditions, ear mites, bacteria, yeasts, and fungi are causing ear diseases. Seek early treatment, or your cat's ear condition may become too late to heal. 2. How to clean the ears Ask your veterinarian for gentle ear cleaning solutions you can use to keep your cats ears clean. These special solutions are effective in removing excess wax, moisture, and debris from your cat's outer ear canal. Be sure to use only solutions that are specifically formulated for cats. Avoid medicated solutions, unless your veterinarian advises you to LA PINE use it. Different solutions are administered differently, but INC. most of them require you to follow these steps. * You typically only need a few drops of the ear solution. Squeeze the bottle and let a few drops fall on into your cat's ear canal. * Start massaging the Gordon Pickering - D.V.M. base of your cats ear gently. Julee Pickering - D.V.M. You should hear a 'squelch' Lani Voyles - D.V.M. while you do this. Repeat Kristi Hall - D.V.M. the same procedure with the other ear. After both ears have been cleaned, let your

March 2017

Humane Society of Central Oregon

PET of the Month Taima is a petite 9-year-old long haired cat who is on the search for her forever home. Her previous owners noted that Taima is friendly, but can be shy in new situations. Taima loves to be pet and loved on. She has lived with other cats and even had a dog friend previously. She has been an inside/outside kitty. Taima is a sweet, special girl who will make her adopters very lucky! Come meet her!

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cat shake its head, this loosens the waxes. NOTE: Stop massaging immediately if your cat feels pain, and then take your cat to the veterinarian if you haven't already done so. * Wipe the solution by wrapping your forefinger with cotton wool, this should clean

off wax and debris. Do this gently though and do not poke in too deep, or you might hurt your cats eardrum. It is recommended not to use cotton buds, which can injure the ear canals' sensitive lining. Pet Article courtesy of

Does Your Event Have the Proper Event Permit in Place? Summer event season is coming – make sure you have proper permits in place With event season, just around the corner, Deschutes County encourages people who are planning events and large outdoor gatherings in unincorporated rural areas to apply for the necessary permits at least 90 days prior to a scheduled event. "Permits are required to protect the public", said Deschutes County Community Development Director Nick Lelack. "They address a variety of things – everything from traffic and crowd control to compliance with fire, health and safety laws.” The county offers different permits for different types, sizes, durations, and locations of events. Permits cost between $45 for a one-time event to $2,855 for large events, or events that last for several days.

By Whitney Hale, Contributing Writer

Some event permits are processed by County staff while others must be approved by a Hearings Officer, Planning Commission or the Board of County Commissioners. County staff is available during normal business hours to help people understand the type of permit needed for certain events and to guide them through the permitting process. For more information about permits for concerts, festivals or other large events, please contact the Deschutes County Community Development Department at 3886560. For more information about permits for events, parades or athletic events, please contact the County's Risk Management Department at 330-4631 or visit their website.

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Calendar of Events LA PINE Fri., 3/3, 10:00-11:30 am (every Friday). La Pine Caregiver Support Group. Hearts and Home, 51681 Huntington Road, La Pine, OR, 97739. Topics to be Explored • Self-care for the Caregiver • Caregiver Burnout • Communication • Family and Close Friends Dynamics • Being an Advocate for Your Care Receiver • Record Keeping If you have questions or need to arrange a ride, please contact Heidi at 541-536-7399. Wed., 3/8, 6 pm. City of La Pine City Council Meeting. La Pine City Hall, PO Box 3055, 16345 Sixth Street, La Pine, Oregon 97739 Wed., 3/15 5:30 pm. La Pine City Planning Committee Meeting. La Pine City Hall, PO Box 3055, 16345 Sixth Street, La Pine, Oregon 97739

SUNRIVER Tues, 3/21, 11:30 a.m. Sunriver Women’s Club. For more Information please call Laura Dickinson 248-980-8234. www.

Alcoholics Anonymous, Mondays, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Pozzi Building, Sunriver Nature Center. SHARC SWIM CENTER Wed. March 29, 9:00-11:00. Job Fair: Meet with hiring managers from SHARC and other Sunriver area businesses seeking summer help. Bring your resume, references and be prepared for on-site interviews

Wed., 3/8, 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. 541536-6176.

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.

Thurs., 3/9, 8 am. Free Veteran’s breakfast, Prairie House Assisted Living, 51485 Morson, La Pine. 541-508-4111. Every second Thursday of the month. Tues., 3/14, 6 pm. American Legion Post 45 Meeting, 52532 Drafter Rd, La Pine. Second Tuesday of the month. 541-536-1402. Thurs., 3/16, 9:30 am. La Pine Community Kitchen B.O.D. Mtg. at La Pine City Hall in the City Council Chambers. 16345 Sixth Street, La Pine Every third Thursday. Tues., 3/17, 5:30 to 7:30 pm. LPRD Board Meeting 5:30 at the LPCC Work Session with General Session to follow. Agenda is posted outside the building for public notice Wed., 3/22, 11 am, La Pine Lions Club BOD meeting and noon Business meeting at La Pine Community Bldg. Public welcome. 541-536-5413 or Newberry Speak to Succeed, every Tuesday, 8-9 am, 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. BINGO La Pine Senior Center Bingo, Monday Night 5:45 pm, Tuesday 12:45 pm, 16450 Victory Way, La Pine. lapineseniorcenter. org, 541-536-6237. La Pine Moose Bingo every Wednesday at 5:45 pm. 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 Fri, 3/3, $10.00 bag sale (clothing only)

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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

Wed. 3/29, 8:00-10:00 pm. Teen Night, Open to ages 1218, this evening of fun includes water-themed games and contests, access to the hot tub and more. RSVP required (call 541-585-3147)

Thurs., 3/9, 5:30 pm. High Lakes Car Club potluck and meeting. Meets every second Thursday of the month. For meeting location contact Jessie Hager at (541) 815-3297.


Wed., 3/8, 6 pm. La Pine Lions Club Dinner Meeting, Gordy’s Restaurant. 17045 Whitney Rd, La Pine, OR 97739. Second Wednesday of the month.

Thurs., 3/9, 10 am. Alzheimer Support Group, Prairie House Assisted Living, 51485 Morson, La Pine. 541-508-4111. Meets every second Thursday of the month.

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BEND 3/15 SCORE Small Business Workshop, Downtown Bend Public Library. FREE 5:30-7:30 p.m. Effective Selling Techniques for Small Business. 541-617-7080 HIGH DESERT MUSEUM Visit or call 541-382-4754 for more information. Every Wed. and Thurs. 3/1-3/23. 10:00-11:00. Backpack Explorers. Kids 3-5. Registration fee. Contact Marissa Ticus at or call (541) 382-4754, ext. 329, or register online at 3/27-3/31, 9 am to 3 pm, Spring Break Kids Camp. Kids in kindergarten—5th grade will have fun exploring nature, culture and science. Day camps fill up fast. Check the website for availability or call the Museum at (541) 382-4754.

3/11/ 11:00 am—2:00 pm, Thorn Hollow String Band. Stomp your feet and do-si-do to the pioneer-inspired tunes of the frontier. Tues., 3/14, 7 pm, (Doors open at 5:30 pm), Forest Management and Martens. The American marten is on Oregon’s Sensitive Species List. Join Dr. Katie Moriarty, postdoctoral research wildlife biologist for the U.S. Forest Service, for a fascinating discussion of the impact that forest thinning may have on American marten populations. Free at McMenamins Old St. Francis School, 700 NW Bond St., Bend - RSVP: 3/21 6:00 pm Conversation Project: Where Are You From? Exploring What Makes Us Oregonians. In 2015, Oregon’s population exceeded 4 million people. Not only are we growing in number, we’re also changing demographically. Considering that Oregon has a history of racial exclusion, these changes prompt questions about Oregonian identity and values. Kerani Mitchell leads a conversation that asks what makes us Oregonians and how can we create inclusive communities. No-host bar. Free Sat., 3/18, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. Northwest Native American Plant Fiber Basket Making Class with Pat Courtney Gold. Learn how to weave a Native American basket using traditional local plant fibers. In this hands-on workshop, Pat Courtney Gold, a member of the Wasco Nation of the Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation, will teach you about plants used for weaving as you learn traditional Native twining techniques. Participants should bring an awl, scissors, and small plant pruner. Space is limited. Members $40, non-members$45’ Registration and pre-payment required:

La Pine Library Events Family Fun Storytime Interactive Storytime with songs, rhymes, and crafts. Program is geared to ages 0-5, but the whole family is welcome! Thursdays, 10:30 am Friends of the La Pine Library Hours for the Friends’ Book Nook: Tuesdays, 10 am – 1 pm, Thursdays & Saturdays, 1 – 4 pm Backyard Birding Join local birding expert Steve Shunk for a brand new slide show of the most beloved backyard birds in central Oregon. Steve is a hopeless woodpecker fanatic based in Central Oregon's Woodpecker Wonderland, where 11 woodpecker species breed each year (half the extant woodpeckers in North America!). Steve wrote his first book, the "Peterson Reference Guide to Woodpeckers of North America." Everyone welcome to join us! Thursday, March 8, 12:00 pm 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. Tuesday, March 14, 10:00 am Music and Movement Movement, music and stories to develop skills! Geared to 3 - 5 year-olds. Thursday, March 16, 10:30 am The Library Book Club Join us for a casual, discussion of The Emperor of All Maladies, by Siddhartha Mukherjee. Everyone welcome! Thursday, March 16, 12:00 pm LEGO Block Party Read! Build! Play! Join other builders and a gazillion LEGOs. All ages welcome to come and have fun! Saturday, March 18, 1:00 pm Friends’ Meeting The Friends of the La Pine Library will be meeting in the La Pine Library. Everyone welcome! Tuesday, March 28, 2017, 1:00 pm People with disabilities needing accommodations (alternative formats, seating or auxiliary aides) should contact Community Librarian, Roxanne Renteria, at 541-312-1091, or roxanner@ The La Pine Public Library is located at 16425 1st Street, in La Pine, Oregon.

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