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What's Inside CIVIC CALENDAR...................2 Health Ctr Expands................2 Awards Banquet.....................3 NEW! Mayor's Corner............5 Finley Butte Re-Opens..........5

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Les Schwab’s Leonard Dahl Trades Tires for Travel

NEW! Election News..................6 Business Spotlight.................7 Education................................8 NEW! Sports........................10. NEW! Science ......................11 Pets........................................12 Sunriver - Theater.................14 Health & Wellness................15 NEW! Birding Malheur........16 Fishing...................................16 NEW! Home & Garden........17 NEW! Entertainment...18 & 19 Event Calendar............ 20 & 21 NEW! Real Estate.......22 & 23

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Written by Andrea Hine, Contributing Writer “Since arriving in Maui, we’ve gone on a snorkeling trip, been boogie boarding, and enjoyed the sun. We’re heading off tomorrow to go marlin fishing.” Sounds as if Leonard Dahl, Manager of La Pine’s Les Schwab Tire Operation until last month, is starting his well-deserved retirement in style. “We brought 12 members of the family,” he said, “including seven grandkids, some of whom had never been here before. My youngest son Troy and his fiancée even became engaged.” Going back more than four decades, Dahl started with Les Schwab while still in high school in a small town 60 miles north of Spokane, Washington. “One of my responsibilities was taking care of tires: trimming them as they came out of the fabrication plant to make them look nice, and stacking and storing them.”

Photography by T. Myers and Newberry Eagle Staff Dahl soon rose to assistant manager of a store 250 miles away, and was subsequently promoted to manager in La Pine – 500 miles from his original home base. “My wife Cindy cried when we first moved here,” he recalled, “but understood that for me, ‘this is my dream – I’ve got a store.’” The couple consider La Pine a “beautiful little town,” and soon came to appreciate “the types of outdoor recreation such as fishing and hunting that we’d been used to.” When Dahl took over in 1995, there were eight employees – a number that has grown to 16-20, depending on seasonal needs. “We’ve doubled yearly sales since I started,” said Dahl. “which is quite an accomplishment. It’s a nice little store.” Les Schwab, the company’s See Leonard Dahl page 4

LPHS’s Trentyn Tennant Heading for FBLA Nationals By Andrea Hine, Contributing Writer

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6th Graders Tackle Fire! By Stacy Welsh, Science Teacher, La Pine Middle School

NEW! Veterans.......................9

Ashton Eaton Speaks at La Pine Chamber Banquet Pg 3

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LPHS sophomore Trentyn Tennant has done it again – qualifying for the FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) finals for the second straight year. Garnering second place at the state competition in April, Tennant is the only member of FBLA’s local chapter to qualify for the prestigious 2017 national conference, being held in Anaheim next month. Readily admitting his very competitive nature, Tennant chose a daunting topic for his seven-minute presentation before the judges on the

Trentyn Tennant recently spent a week working as a page for Washington State Senator Barbara Bailey of the 10th Legislative District.

La Pine Middle School is getting ready to tackle fire! Not a real fire, but fire prevention. With the help of Discover Your Forest and The Forest Service, 6th grade students are embarking on an educational project to learn about the importance of community fire prevention. The students will spend the next couple of weeks learning about forest ecology and the science behind fire. Students will spend days looking at the positive and negative effects of fire and what they can do to prevent forest fire destruction. Naturalists and scientists from the SeeTackle Fire page 3

5th Annual NEWBERRY EVENT Music & Arts Festival JULY 21, 22, 23 Charitable Fundraiser to Defeat MS Don’t Miss It!

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Newberry Eagle’s First “Citizen of the Year” Award Goes to Community Kitchen’s Kim Hafermalz By Newberry Eagle News Staff

theme of “Emerging Business Issues.” And to make his presentation on “Cloud Computing – Safe, Instantaneous Information Distribution” even more of a challenge, he prepared both “pro” and “con” arguments.

Minutes before his presentation was scheduled, Tennant suddenly faced an unexpected hurdle. Rather than advocate for or against cloud computing, as rehearsed (and rehearsed and rehearsed), See FBLA Nationals page 8

Newberry Eagle News Staff “To honor that outstanding individual whose accomplishments exemplify the values of the greater La Pine community and made it a better place to live,” the Newberry Eagle has established its “Citizen of the Year” award. The firstSee Citizen Of The Year Award page 8

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Civic News La Pine Community Health Center Expands Building to Accommodate Growth

The La Pine Community Health Center (LCHC) is expanding their La Pine location by adding an additional 5,400 square feet to the East (back) side of the building. Due to the continued growth of the organization, the increased number of patients and the many additional services they provide, LCHC has outgrown the 9,344 square feet at the current location on Huntington Road in La Pine. LCHC has grown from 20 employees in 2012 to over 60 and the number of patients have increased from 4,000 to over 9,000. Although the current medical

space at LCHC will support 3,000 additional patients, if growth continues as consistently as it has the past four years, LCHC will be ready to meet the needs of the community. The expansion will provide space to increase the current programs of Outreach, Medicaid Enrollment, Case Management, Behavioral Health Consultants and administrative staff. The addition will also include a community conference room that will not only be used by LCHC for staff meetings but will also be used for community classes that LCHC offers at this time. The conference

The 5th Annual Newberry Event Multiple Sclerosis keeps people from moving. Come rock out and dance for those who can’t. Raise awareness and research funds to find the cause and develop a cure, benefiting the Oregon Multiple Sclerosis Society. Doug and Gloria Watt moved to Central Oregon in 1991 from the California redwoods. When Gloria was diagnosed with MS, they were avid skiers and motorcyclists and enjoyed hiking and outdoor camping. They moved here to enjoy these things while she still could, not knowing how many remaining years of mobility she would have. They created the DiamondStone a division Concept Retail, Inc

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lodging business on beautiful rural property, where Gloria could still be productive, working from home. In 2013, they created the Newberry Event music and arts charitable fundraiser to be proactive, saying, “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade!” Hosting fabulous live music in their own backyard, shared with hundreds of friends, is a joy to them. The festival has grown in recognition and attendance each year, supported by famous performers like Fishbone, Craig Chaquico, Riders in the Sky and Brewer & Shipley over the years. 2017 will host a jaw-dropping Saturday night headliner, Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real, Willie Nelson’s son, currently touring and recording with Neil Young. Three days, two stages, over 20 bands give back to back live music of all genres - rock, blues, Americana, reggae, jazz, bluegrass and more from national, regional and local performers. Tickets are limited; a private party atmosphere well known as a good time for a good cause. Event tent camping and attendance for kids under 12 is free. RV sites can be purchased. Stay all three days to not miss a thing! for tickets and updates. 541-536-3600. Tiered pricing; Early-Bird tickets for sale now until musical acts are announced. IRS charitable donations gratefully accepted. At DiamondStone Guest Lodges, 16693 Sprague Loop, La Pine, OR, 97739.

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May 3rd 1st Budget Committee Meeting and Community Sponsorship Presentations, 5:30pm May 4th 2nd Budget Committee Meeting and State Shared Revenue Sharing, 5:30pm May 10th City Council Meeting, 5:30pm May 8th Public Works Meeting, 10:00am May 17th Planning Commission Meeting, 5:30pm

La Pine Rural Protection Fire District Board of Directors Meeting Thursday, May 11 at 9:00 a.m. at Fire Station 51550 Huntington Road, La Pine. Budget Committee Work Session Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. at Fire Station 51550 Huntington Road, La Pine

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May 1, 2017 10:00 AM Cancelled Business Meeting - Barnes and Sawyer Rooms May 1, 2017 1:30 PM Cancelled Work Session - Allen Conference Room May 3, 2017 10:00 AM Business Meeting - Barnes and Sawyer Rooms May 3, 2017 1:30 PM Work Session - Allen Conference Room May 10, 2017 10:00 AM Business Meeting - Barnes and Sawyer Rooms May 10, 2017 1:30 PM Work Session - Allen Conference Room May 15, 2017 10:00 AM Business Meeting - Barnes and Sawyer Rooms May 15, 2017 1:30 PM Work Session - Allen Conference Room May 17, 2017 10:00 AM Business Meeting - Barnes and Sawyer Rooms May 17, 2017 1:30 PM Work Session - Allen Conference Room May 22, 2017 10:00 AM Business Meeting - Barnes and Sawyer Rooms May 22, 2017 1:30 PM Work Session - Allen Conference Room May 24, 2017 10:00 AM Cancelled Business Meeting - Barnes and Sawyer Rooms May 24, 2017 1:30 PM Cancelled  Work Session - Allen Conference Room May 31, 2017 10:00 AM Business Meeting - Barnes and Sawyer Rooms May 31, 2017 1:30 PM Work Session - Allen Conference Room

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Civic News Psychedelic Sixties Revived at Chamber Awards Banquet

Ashton Eaton @ Chamber Awards Banquet: Olympic Decathlon winner Ashton Eaton, who grew up in La Pine, was keynote speaker at the Chamber’s annual Awards Banquet.

By Newberry Eagle News Staff If the words “awards banquet” conjure up images of bland food, stilted speeches and a seemingly-interminable evening, think again. At last month’s annual affair, the Chamber of Commerce defied all those tired stereotypes in “psychedelic sixties” style. This included peace sign banners, tie-dyed table décor, and French onion sour cream dip, which was invented during that never-to-be-forgotten decade. “The coolest part was that many of the guests dressed in outfits reminiscent of the time.” said Ann Gawith, the Chamber’s Executive Director. “There were a few hundred hippies in the room – it was a hoot! Everyone seemed to be ‘in the groove,’ and had a ball.” Olympic decathlon winner Ashton Eaton, a “home-town boy,” was the keynote speaker,” she elaborated, “and made a special trip to La

Pine to attend the event. Poised and gracious, he shared how growing up here helped shape him as an athlete and as an adult. His words made us feel so good about ourselves.”

2016 Chamber of Commerce Award Winners Business of the Year La Pine Community Health Center Business Person of the Year Rex Lesueur Outstanding Organization La Pine Community Kitchen Community Service Award Carol Zettel President’s Award Leonard Dahl Gil Martinez Spirit of the Community Award Jim & Gloria Fleming

Local Businesses Generous in Their Support for Community Kitchen Fundraiser

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local businesses. Scheduled from 5 – 7 p.m. at the Parks & Recreation District Community Center, the gala event is a tribute to the nonprofit’s departing executive director after her three resoundingly successful years. International cuisine will be available to guests at food stations interspersed throughout the large event space. Abundant libations (a no-host bar will offer wine and beer, in addition to donated beverages), themed entertainment (including Hawaiian dancers from Bend,

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cont from front page ever recipient, Kim Hafermalz, “has Families in our community who find served for three resoundingly successful themselves not able to provide these basic years as Executive Director of the needs can rely on us.” “In 2016,” he noted, “the Community Community Kitchen, and enhanced the nonprofit’s reputation throughout Kitchen served 17,500 hot, nutritious Southern Deschutes County,” said Ken meals; distributed 231,000 pounds of Mulenex, the newspaper’s general fresh, donated food; and provided 38,000 items of clothing/bedding, cleaning/ manager. In announcing the 2016 winner, hygiene supplies, and homeless bags and Mulenex explained that” the annual award gear. “Kim turned the place around, and will be given to a deserving individual who best represents the qualities each garnered respect throughout Central of us admire and respect among our Oregon,” continued Mulenex. “She’s a friends, neighbors and associates. Rather classy lady who doesn’t know what ‘no’ than recognizing an outstanding single means. The organization’s strength is achievement, it will be given for long- directly connected with her leadership. term, continuing commitment to the She’s a role model for us all, and an community.” obvious choice for our 2016 ‘Citizen of (The winner will be chosen based on the Year’ Award.” local area nominations, and selected by Presentation of the award will be a a five-member selection committee – highlight of the “Aloha and Thank You” two of whom are on the Newberry Eagle spring fundraiser for the Community Board of Directors.) Kitchen being held May 6, 5-7 p.m. at Mulenex pointed to the straightforward the LPRD Community Center. Tickets, objective of the Community Kitchen: $25 single and $40/couple, are available “Nutritious food is important for health at the Chamber of Commerce or through and well-being, and appropriate clothing the Community Kitchen’s website (www. is important for dignity and self-worth.

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cont from front page National Forest Service, BLM and NRCS will speak to 6th graders about their respective careers and guide them through field trips that will help them do actual science in the field. Two local artists will show students how to paint and draw the surroundings. 6th graders will have a culminating project that will be open to the community, May 18th from 6:00-7:00pm in the La

Pine Middle School cafeteria. Food will be served. If you are looking for a way to help the 6th graders, there will be a trail clean up day Saturday, May 6th from 10-1. Students will be clearing brush and working on the trail. Everyone is welcome. If you have any questions, please contact Stacy Welsh at stacy.welsh@bend.k12.

and a ukulele musician), a DJ, and a raffle will enhance the evening’s ambience. Hafermalz will also receive the Newberry Eagle’s first-ever “Citizen of the Year” award, presented by its General Manager Ken Mulenex. Participating restaurants and food establishments include (in alphabetical order): Big Foot Tavern; Cakes by Davon; Casetta di Pasta; Cohen’s Stacked Bistro; Corner Store; Grounded Café; Lucky Fortune Chinese Restaurant; Marcello’s Cucina Italiana; Pour House Grill; and Wallow Bar & Grill. The list of cash sponsors includes: Bancorp Insurance; Café Sintra; Figaro’s Pizza; Grocery Outlet; High Lakes Realty; La Pine Law; Napa Auto Parts; Rat Hole Brewing; Silver Moon Brewing; S&S Auto Parts; and TJ’s Quick Mart.

Lucky Fortune, whose owners (the husband-and-wife team of Rong Lei and Cui Xin Xu) shown above, was the first local restaurant to sign up for the May 6th Aloha fundraiser to benefit the Community Kitchen. Executive Director Kim Hafermalz (second from right) and volunteer Lori Henry are also pictured. Tickets, $25/single and $40/ couple, are available at the La Pine Chamber of Commerce or through the Community Kitchen website: www.

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Start with freshly smoked pig, mango beer, fruit kabobs and sweet-and-sour Asian entrees. Add Italian specialties, a variety of pastries, and other signature dishes from an array of area restaurants, and it’s apparent that the May 6th event benefiting La Pine’s Community Kitchen is no ordinary fundraiser. “Join Us in Saying Aloha and Thank You to Kim Hafermalz, aka ‘Kim from the Kitchen,’” announce promotional materials visible throughout La Pine and Sunriver on windows and doors of

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legendary founder (who worked well into his 80s, was seldom seen without his trademark cowboy hat, and was rumored to have a bottle of whiskey stashed in his desk drawer) would regularly tour his operations. “When visiting La Pine, he jumped right in with you,” Dahl commented. “He wasn’t snooty at all – just a really common sense person.” Equally legendary, at least in the eyes of many local organizations, is the generous support Dahl has given over the years. “We’ve helped school athletic programs quite a bit,” he said, “including sponsorship of the new LPHS scoreboard. Our name is up there where everyone can see it, which is pretty awesome.” The Chamber’s Teri Myers credits Dahl as “a ball of fire for those things he supports, such as schools and sports teams. He never asks anything for himself, but just says “I’ll take care of it.” Adds Chamber Executive Director Ann Gawith, “Leonard has been a fixture here in La Pine – it wouldn’t be the same without him.” (Dahl received the Chamber’s 2016

President’s Award for community service.) Now that he is retired, Dahl plans to make greater use of a place he and his wife have in Newport on the Oregon coast. “We’ll be able to enjoy it during the entire summer (versus every other weekend as before). I might also jump in occasionally to help my boy Jeremy with his construction business.” (His oldest son Eric has been with Les Schwab on Franklin Street in Bend for 24 years, while his youngest son Troy works at Bend’s Jeld-Wen Windows & Doors.) “I’m very involved with the Lion’s Club,” continued Dahl, “especially in terms of sight and hearing programs, which have been my focus for many years. This includes screening at schools, and helping provide glasses and hearing aids to adults who don’t have the means to obtain them.” Dahl singles out another activity to which he recently devoted his energies: enabling kids with cancer to go fishing for a day at O’Dell Lake. “A cooperative effort involving eight Les Schwab stores, it included renting overnight cabins, and even buying fishing licenses for La Pine everyone,” he noted. First and foremost, after 22 years and three months of managing Full Line of RV and the local Les Schwab, Outdoor Living Supplies Dahl looks forward Traeger BBQs • Full Paint Dept. • Nursery to “spending more Custom Screens & Repair • & Much More time with my wife, Open 7 days - 7am-6pm Mon - Fri, 8am-5pm Sat, 9am-5pm Sun which I wasn’t able 1st & Huntington Rd - 51615 Huntington Rd., La Pine to do before.” 541-536-2161 • 800-700-2161

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Newberry Eagle News Staff The one-day concerted effort of years past to tidy up areas around La Pine’s businesses and sidewalks has evolved into something deserving of the phrase “bigger and better.” Thanks to a partnership between the City and an action team of dedicated volunteer organizers, the annual “Put the Shine on La Pine” has become a “city cleanup week” taking place May 30 to June 3. “Not everyone can participate on one specific day,” explained Mayor Dennis Scott, “so the clean-up period has been expanded. We’ll be organizing small groups (such as churches and students), and handing out flyers to local businesses to encourage them to keep areas around their premises tidy (including pulling up weeds). This way everyone has a chance to help clean up our town.” Five dumpsters are being provided by the City at no charge: Cagle Road area, Huntington Meadows, St. Vincent de Paul, and Mitts Way area (East). “Residential areas are encouraged to use them,” Scott noted. “This isn’t just a business event,

but one intended to help out all of La Pine’s taxpayers. Think of it as ‘neighbors helping neighbors.’ “Participants will be acknowledged for their efforts,” he continued. “And we’ll be capping off the five days of hard work by staging a BBQ on Saturday, June 3, 12 noon at the La Pine Community Center. It’s free and open to the public. According to Scott: “Our goal is to have the town cleaned up in time for summer – to have La Pine looking its best for the guests and tourists coming through. It’s a perfect example of the power of a cooperative effort in attaining a common goal – to enhance pride in our community.” For further information, contact the Mayor by phone (541-213-1143) or email ( Promotional posters were designed by Little d Technology and printed by the La Pine Business Center. “We provide Pedicures, Nails, Gel Polish, Perms, Color, Cuts.”


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City of La Pine Mayor DENNIS SCOTT

What Is It Exactly That a Small-Town Mayor Does? By Andrea Hine Contributing Writer “I want to do everything I can to get citizens involved,” prefaced Dennis Scott, already five months into his two-year term as La Pine’s mayor. “The way to do that is to communicate, communicate, communicate – so people know what’s going on in our town. “When my wife Colleen and I first moved here in 2012, it didn’t appear that residents

Mayor Dennis Scott tends to one of two feeder calves he just added to his family – and to his list of responsibilities.

in various areas were getting adequate representation,” Scott said. “I wanted to ensure that tax-paying citizens were getting something for their tax dollars. As the population of overall La Pine is estimated to be at least 10 times the number of those who live within the official city limits, I feel they also need to be informed of everything that’s taking place within the confines of the city.” Scott did more than voice his concerns. He was appointed to the city council and – last November – ran for mayor. “Both city council members and the mayor work for free,” Scott pointed out. Yet he travels regularly to regional and statewide government meetings as far away as Salem – 17 of them last month alone. “A mayor has to do this to stay informed,” he said. “I’m representing La Pine and its interests.” In this position, Scott is also bound by certain rules and regulations. “For example, while I facilitate city council meetings, I can only cast a vote in the event of a tie,” he explained. “And, as there could be legal ramifications, council

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members and the mayor are advised not to attend planning commission meetings. “It’s critical to develop a close relationship between the mayor and the city manager, Corey Misley,” continued Scott. “These responsibilities are new for both of us, and it has been a learning process on how best to work together. But we’re both adjusting wonderfully – we’re energetic, and readily share information. I respect Corey tremendously -- he’s an intelligent and hardworking gentleman, and we’re both always planning ahead.” Scott sees himself as a liaison: “I want to create and nurture better channels of communication, as well as stronger relationships, throughout the La Pine community. Toward this end, residents can now follow local developments on the city website ( I also do regular Facebook postings about everything that goes on – nothing is a secret. “People love the idea of being kept informed,” Scott emphasized, “in contrast to a ‘behind closed doors’ operating philosophy. It helps cut down on negativity and rumors. “Even the city councilors and city employees feel better that they can openly contribute. We have a very active council, and disagreeing at times is a good thing.” Scott and his wife Colleen, who regularly attend meetings held by La Pine’s various organizations, “want to show support, get to know the members, and find out what’s going on so we can speak knowledgeably.” Added Colleen, “I love to meet new people – it gives me new ideas.” Look for Scott at the upcoming Gun & Recreation Show (May 20-21 at the La Pine Community Center), and the Rhubarb Festival (June 10 at L&S Gardens). “I want to be available to everyone,” he emphasized. “Again, communication is always at the forefront.” When not involved in civic matters, the Mayor is likely to be checking on his two newly-acquired weeks-old feeder calves – “named ‘A’ and ‘B’ to help prevent getting too attached,” he claimed. That’s where Colleen recently found him – laying down in the straw with the newborns. “They need some loving, too,” was his explanation. The Newberry Eagle News Staff

age is nine, the age range for our two clubs is 1216 years old for this year. All have been in 4-H since they were nine years old. Not only is their commitment to the program impressive, but so are their recent achievements: Four members of these combined clubs are also currently on the La Pine Oregon High School Equestrian Team. Two members of these combined clubs competed nationally in 2016 for the Oregon State Team at the 4-H Horse Bowl Competition in Louisville, Kentucky. They Placed 10th in the Nation. Five of the seven members competed at the state level in April in Horse Judging, Horse Bowl and Hippology. Two members are Join us for a monthly meeting at the the current La Pine La Pine Senior Center the Rodeo Queen and Rim second Wednesday of each month. Rock Riders Queen for 2017. We begin with a social hour at The two 4H Horse 5:30pm and a potluck Clubs will be holding at 6:00 with the Ya Ya Sisterhood their 4th annual La Pine general meeting following. 4-H Horse Show on If you would like to attend please June 17th, 2017. contact Linda Vassalli 541-610-7223 See 4H page 10

The Chief Paulina Riders and Boots and Buckles, are two 4-H horse groups here in La Pine. The “Chief Paulina Riders” have been an active club in La Pine for the last 23 years. The “Boot’s and Buckles” club have been active for the past 12 years. There are currently seven members in these two clubs. Members of both clubs are actively involved in the community through volunteering for food drives, supporting the La Pine Christmas Baskets, and other community service events. We are asking the community to help support these two clubs any way they can. To be involved in horse 4-H the minimum

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Grand Re-Opening of the Community Hall at Finley Butte Park

By Newberry Eagle Staff The La Pine Park and Rec. District (LPRD), on April 11th, held a Grand Re-Opening of the Community Hall at Finley Butte Park, after a three-year closure. LPRD received a grant from the Cow Creek Indian Foundation to help with the repairs caused by flooding, a ceiling collapse, deferred maintenance, and general disrepair. The grant along with District general funds and lots of volunteer hours, from LPRD staff, has restored the Community Hall, a favorite to many local organizations, to what some have said is, mint condition. The Finley Butte Park’s Community Hall was built by La Pine Lions Club in the 1980’s. Their meetings, events and other gatherings were held there for many years, along with many other group meetings and gatherings, as well. In the late 1990’s the La Pine Lions Club donated the Community Hall to the LPRD. The building seats 299 people and is available to rent for almost any kind of event such as, weddings, family reunions, birthdays, banquets, larger meetings. The Community Hall has a, “like new,” shine on it now, which goes along with “Put the Shine on La Pine.” For information on renting and using the facility, please visit the LPRD Office in the La Pine Community Center or call LPRD at 541-536-2223.

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Cheri Helt

Director Deschutes Public Library District Zone 3

Office Bend - La Pine School Board District Bend, Position/Zone No. 7

Administrative School District No. 1 Director, Zone 1

OCCUPATION Retired OCCUPATIONAL BACKGROUND Contract Manager, State of California; IT Manager, State of California EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND University of California, Davis, BA PRIOR GOVERNMENTAL EXPERIENCE Deschutes Public Library District Board; Deschutes Public Library Budget Committee; La Pine Library Advisory Council

OCCUPATION Partner and Financial Mgr, Northwest Quadrant Wealth Management OCCUPATIONAL BACKGROUND Manufacturing Manager, Louisiana Pacific Manufacturing Manager, Fortune Brands EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND Oregon State University, MS coursework (no degree) (Natural Resource Economics), BS (Forest Management), Bend Senior High School, Diploma PRIOR GOVERNMENTAL EXPERIENCE None

I have been involved with the Deschutes Public Library District since I moved to La Pine in 2004. At that time I started volunteering weekly at the La Pine branch and continue to do so to this day. I’m a member of the La Pine Friends of the Library and previously served on the Deschutes Public Library Budget Committee and the La Pine Library Advisory Council. For the past six years, I’ve had the privilege of serving on the Deschutes Public Library Board and am currently Board President. I represent Library Zone 3, which primarily encompasses South County. I’m proud to be associated with this organization. Our library branches provide extensive resources that all County residents can readily access, either in person or on-line. Our library system is considered one of the best in Oregon and has achieved national recognition as well. Deschutes County is one of the fastest growing regions in the country. The Library District is in the early stages of implementing a strategic plan to ensure that our facilities and services keep pace with population growth and changing community needs. The Board is currently evaluating options that include retrofitting all existing branches to expand services and capacity. We are looking into the possibility of adding new facilities as population growth warrants. This expansion must be done in a financially responsible manner. It’s very important to me that any expansion does not impose an undue tax burden on South County residents. As your Incumbent Zone 3 Director, I’m again asking for your vote so that I can continue my involvement with the Board and the strategic plan as our Library District looks to the future. Thank you.vz

Student Safety, Responsible Budgeting, Academic Excellence A community is defined by the strength of its schools. I have two children in Bend LaPine schools, so the safety of our schools is very important to me. We are lucky no one was injured, or worse, when the Kenwood gym collapsed this winter. This was a warning we cannot ignore. Our school district must do a better job ensuring the safety of our children. It also must communicate transparently about student and snow closures. The school district has let us down lately, and I will change that. The school district is seeking the largest school construction bond in its history. The community has been very supportive of past school bonds. In order to preserve this trust, the school district must spend wisely and attain excellent results for our students. As a financial planner, I understand the importance of frugality to achieving goals. I am a product of our public schools, but I do not make a living working in the education system. I am running to serve as parents’ and taxpayers’ advocate on the school board, nothing more and nothing less.

Occupation Co-Owner of Zydeco Kitchen and Cocktails Restaurant (2004-present); Volunteer in schools and classrooms (2004-present) Occupational Background Board member of the Bend-La Pine Education Foundation (2007-2015) Educational Background B.S. in Psychology, Michigan State University (1992) Prior Governmental Education: Bend-La Pine School Board (December 2010-present); Bend-La Pine School Board Vice-Chair/CoChair/Chair (2011-2015); Oregon School Board Associations Legislative Policy Committee (elected January 2012-present); PERS Legislative Advisory Committee (appointed 2012-2016); Oregon School Boards Association Board (elected 2015-present) I have been honored to represent the students, teachers and staff of Bend-La Pine Schools since 2010. During my years of service on the Board, I have helped lead a superintendent search, implementation of a performance-based teacher compensation system, district-wide classroom technology implementation, cutting the budget as far from classroom as possible during the recession, and shifting from test-ready students to future-ready students. Implementing 21st-Century Skills of data analysis, communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity set the stage for all students’ success. I bring a unique viewpoint to the Board. I am a mother of three Bend-La Pine students, a small business owner, and a tireless advocate for our students on the state and national levels. I roll up my sleeves, put in the time and take on difficult tasks to ensure better education for all our students. I will continue fighting to put more teachers in our classrooms, improve counselor-student ratios, address student growth, and close the achievement gap. I am asking for your vote to continue my leadership toward a world-class education in Bend-La Pine Schools. Local Endorsements include: Ron Wilkinson (Continued next column)

Local Board Governance and Volunteer Experience Bend Chamber Board of Directors 2007-2013 St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School Advisory Committee 2006-2013 Bend 2030 Vision Task Force 2006 Boy Scouts of America – Eagle Scout Award 1980 Local Endorsements Andy High – Bend LaPine School Board Member Casey Roats – Mayor Bill Moseley – City Coucilor Justin Livingston – City Councilor Tony DeBone – County Commissioner Charley Miller

Linda Jean Vassalli La Pine Park and Recreation District, Chair 2

OCCUPATION I am the President of the La Pine YaYa Sisterhood. Currently. I am serving the Park and Recreation District Seat 2 I have a seat on the board of Directors for the La Pine Community Health Center. I worked in the pharmaceutical field until I had my first son. I was a volunteer for many organizations, including being a Palm Desert Commissioners for Parks and Recreation, until my second son graduated High School. The Coachella Valley Park and Recreation District offered me a job as a building coordination, that lead to handling sports, pools, more and more. My last position there was as Recreational Manager. We sold our home to move to a cooler area. My husband wanted just this type of community. I was born and raised in the Vailsburg section of Newark, NJ. I attended Vailsburg High School, then went to work for CIBA/Geigy who paid for my education at Hanford University. During my time in recreation I have taken a number of seminars and classes dealing with that occupation. PRIOR GOVERNMENTAL EXPERIENCE (Elected or Appointed) In Palm Desert I was a Commissioner for the Parks and Recreation District. In La Pine I have served as a Director for the La Pine Parks and Recreation Board.

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Doug Nelson, BLP Superintendent Retired Kayann Wells, BLP Teacher of the Year 2011 Christopher Bagley, Teacher Bruce Abernethy, Jim Schell Drew Bledsoe State Representative Knute Buehler Charley Miller, Peggy Kinkade Ron Gallinat, Nori Juba, Andy High Neil Bryant, Dr. Tom Carlsen Kyle Frick, Scott Reynolds Michele Emery, Heather Hansen Amanda Gow (This information furnished by Cheri Helt.) The above information has not been verified for accuracy by the Newberry Eagle

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By The Newberry Eagle News Staff One of the busiest businesses in the greater La Pine area is the La Pine Animal Hospital. You’ll find them at 51693 Huntington Road between Bi-Mart and the Senior Center on the west side of the street. Gordon and Julee Pickering both graduated from Colorado State School of Veterinary Medicine in 1987 as Doctors of Veterinary Medicine (DVM). After sharing so many veterinary classes, mid-terms and finals, they chose to get married between their junior and senior year. After graduation, they decided that the west coast offered the best opportunities for their line of work. By 1992 the had arrived in La Pine and bought the La Pine Animal Hospital. The need for quality veterinarian services was apparent in no time. For as the years have passed by and business increased at a much

faster pace than expected, more staff, doctors and space was required to meet the demand for the quality of service the communities they served had come to expect. Dr. Lani Voles, DVM, was brought on board in 2005. In September of last year Dr. Kristi Hall, DVM, joined the staff. They have redesigned the interior of the hospital to be more efficient, installed some of the latest animal care technology and kept up with computers and record keeping software. Last year it was necessary to expand the facility by 1000 sq. ft. and add more kennels. Dr. Gordon said that, “following the end of the down-turn, the ever-increasing growth is due to a resurgence of new families.” He also said he and Julee “still found it to be extremely rewarding and a pleasure to work with a great group of staff, doctors, pets and their families.”

Free Small Business Counseling Downtown Bend Public Library Avoid time-consuming and costly mistakes by learning from someone who’s “been there, done that.” Continuing May 2, 2017 through May 23, 2017 SCORE, Service Corps of Retired Executives, business counselors will be available Tuesdays from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. for free one-on-one small business counseling in the Meyer Classroom of the Downtown Bend Library. Individuals who operate or wish to start small businesses can discuss business planning, organization and start-up, finance, marketing and other critical business issues with SCORE volunteers in private, confidential sessions. No appointment necessary. SCORE is a nonprofit association dedi-

cated to educating entrepreneurs and helping small businesses start, grow, and succeed nationwide. They are a resource partner with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and have been mentoring small business owners for more than forty years. For more information about Central Oregon SCORE, visit their web site at www. scorecentraloregon. org. Session Dates are four Tuesdays: May 2, 9, 16, 23, 2017.

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By Taryn Beeman, Contributing Writer Did you know you have an amazing massage therapist in La Pine? Her name is Sarah Miller, and she is a licensed massage therapist who has deep roots in the La Pine community. She got her start in massage when she decided to go back to school after having her son. While going to school at COCC, she attained her AAS degree in massage therapy. She loves her job, and she says that even if she won the lottery she would not quit helping and healing people with the work that she does. Something unique about Sarah is that she encourages first time clients to try a few different LMTs, because everyone has a different speciality. I believe this encourage-







ment makes her honest, and it shows the respect and understanding that she has for this line of work. If you are someone who is considering LMT as a profession, Sarah wants you to know that it truly is hard work. There is a lot that you have to learn about the human body. In the COCC course, students are told that only half of them will finish the program. It takes dedication and you have to learn how to read what the clients body is telling you. Sarah wants her business to contribute and enrich the community of La Pine, so she donates massages to several local charity auctions; which include, schools and the Parks and Recreation de-

partment. Even though her business is new, she is willing to help her community anyway she can. Sarah practices Swedish, Deep Tissue, Thai, Hot Stone, and pregnancy massages. She also does cupping, which is extremely beneficial for chronic pain. See Sarah's Special Discount in the Mother's Day Special Section.


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

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South County School News – May 2017 Important Dates:

5/2 - Three Rivers track meet at La Pine Middle School 3:30 pm 5/6 – La Pine High School Prom – 8pm – 11 pm (see below) 5/9 – Oregon Coast Aquarium Assembly Three Rivers & Rosland 5/11 - District Track Meet for Three Rivers 5/17– Healthy Beginnings 12-point Screening @ Rosland (details below) 5/18– Music Concert @ Three Rivers, Grades, K, 1, 2, 3 6pm 5/20 – Three Rivers Spring Round Up PTA Auction at Thousand Trails RV Park Resort 5 – 10 pm 5/25– Soar Up to Middle School for 5th grade students 5/29 – No school to observe Memorial Day

best attendance on these dates and a chance to win some Wickiup donuts. We plan on hosting the officers for an hour and half, so please do not be concerned if you see the various police vehicles parked at our schools, as we are having some fun!

Elementary and Rosland Elementary on May 25th. Students will get a tour, get to meet teachers and do some fun activities. Parents of next year’s 6th grade students are invited to come to LPMS from 6p – 7p on 5/25 for parent activities.

Register for Kindergarten today! If you have a child that will be 5 years old before September 1st, please stop by your local elementary school to register them for kindergarten. Please bring their birth certificate, immunization records, proof of address and at least two emergency contacts. If you have questions, please call the school office between 8am and 4 pm. We look forward to meeting you! La Pine Elementary 541-355-8000 Rosland Elementary 541-355-8100 Three Rivers School 541-355-3000

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Rosland Elementary Rosland will be hosting Healthy Beginnings 12-point Kid Inspection at Rosland on May 17th from 3pm – 6pm. This is open to all children at all income levels for ages birth to 5. You can ask questions from experts and have your child screened for health, hearing, dental, vision, behavior, nutrition, speech, motor concepts, development and safety. Please call 541-383-6357 or visit www. for more information.

Attendance Awareness: Deschutes County Sheriff is partnering with La Pine Elementary on May 1 & 2 and then Rosland Elementary on May 23 & 24 to celebrate excellent attendance, bring some fun and excitement, and encourage our students to maintain their excellent attendance as they trek to the end of the school year. Several officers will be at our school with their Special Operations Team to welcome our students off the bus and as their families drop them off. There will be a drawing for the class with the

La Pine Middle School LPMS will welcome 5th grade students from La Pine

La Pine High School will be having their Prom on May 6th from 8pm – 11pm at Thousand Trails. The theme this year is Enchanted Forest. Students can purchase tickets at LPHS. Call 541-355-8400 for more information. La Pine High School NJROTC is heading out on an adventure, thanks to the community of La Pine, that has shown a remarkable dedication to our youth. The group of 35 cadets will leave May 6th for the Naval Air Station at Whidbey Island Washington where they will experience a side trip to the Woodland Zoo and Pikes Market and have some time at the base to observe Aviation Survival Training, Military working dogs, and explosive ordnance disposal. They will also get to tour Trident Training Facility, have a submarine tour and see the undersea Warfare Museum. These adventures will reinforce their training and build the necessary skills for them to continue their journey in the ROTC and beyond. Thanks again to the community for supporting this valuable 5-day trip.

By Karen Foster

Bound…. Here are our Overall Team Awards: Adaline Meeks, Ashlyn Johnson, Ciara Perkins & Randi Allen

Team Awards: 3rd Meet 1st–In Hand Obstacle Relay –Gold overall 10th place Team Penning, Silver Overall 2nd Versatility Event Individual Awards: Ashlyn Johnson: Bronze-- Hunt Seat Equitation and Bronze Medal Top 5 Performance High Point Randi Allen: Gold- Breakaway Roping Bronze Steer Daubing Top 10% state Qualifier in Poles Top 5 Timed Event High Point Overall High Point Small Team (4-6 riders) La Pine High School sports schedules can be found at

La Pine High School Equestrian Team is State

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“COCC has an educational environment that will help you find your true worth.” - BRANDON CHRISTY


belly,’” he explained. “It inspired me to set higher goals and made me work harder.” A member of the LPHS varsity wrestling and soccer teams, Tennant has been in 4H for four years (winning the Ralph McNaulty Scholarship), and is currently raising three pigs – one of them a breeder. He is also a member of the Chamber of Commerce’s Business Retention & Expansion team, and FCA (Future Christian Athletes). In April, he


Tennant was instructed to address the complicated subject in its entirety. “It was rough,” he recalled, “but gave me a measure of confidence that I could handle impromptu situations, which are a regular occurrence in the business world.” Tennant, who is Vice President of the local FBLA chapter, plans to run for state office next year. “Qualifying for the nationals as a freshman ‘put fire in my

DR. BRANDON CHRISTY “I grew up in Bend, and finished high school with a mindset of becoming a massage therapist. When I started taking classes at COCC, I was encouraged to explore more options and not to be afraid to seek out higher education and more skill sets. “I found that all instructors at COCC were there not to just teach, but also to help


students find contentment in their life and what they are studying. “If you are not sure what path you want pursue or even if you think you are already set on a path, you might be selling yourself short if you don’t keep an open mind while attending school. COCC has an educational environment that will help you find your true worth.”


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served as an honorary page for the Washington State Senate, assisting Senator Barbara Bailey of the 10th Legislative District. Tennant described the upcoming FBLA national conference as “fun mixed in with learning.” In addition to daily business and leadership workshops, participants will visit Universal Studios and other local attractions – culminating in individual presentations that determine the national winners. “I’m looking forward to ‘getting into a business mindset,’ and connecting with other attendees,” said Tennant, “as well as going to one of the week’s last activities – a big dance!”

Trentyn Tennant displays the second-place award he garnered at the FBLA state competition to his proud advisor Jeff Baisch of La Pine High School.

School’s Push for Participation Paying Off By Newberry Eagle Staff Writer 85 percent of students at Three Rivers School take part in after school activities this year — up from less than 20 percent last year — thanks to major effort and dozens of new programs Thanks to a huge effort on the part of staff, community volunteers and Principal Tim Broadbent, Three Rivers School has seen student participation in after school activities soar this year. More than 85 percent of students are participating in school clubs or activities this year, compared with less than 20 percent of the student body last year. “We are thrilled with the turnout and feel like this participation leads to students feeling more connected to school and more engaged,” said Broadbent. “This effort is building community and creating a sense of pride.” More than 360 students at the K-8 school in Sunriver joined after school activities this year, participating a wide range of options including many new clubs such as yoga, running, weaving, Lego robotics, birding, broadcast news, community service and many more. Some clubs are led by teachers and others are led by volunteers. All of the clubs are free for students. Broadbent said this effort arose after staff recognized that students had limited opportunities for after school activities. “We wanted to connect with our students and fill that gap, so they weren’t just going home and

watching TV,” said Broadbent. “It’s a great success and a huge credit to our dedicated staff members and community volunteers.” Parents are also responding well to the efforts. More than 90 percent of parents recently surveyed by the school reported feeling satisfied with the afterschool activities available at Three Rivers. One parent surveyed said, “The after-school programs are above and beyond exceptional. My children have participated in several of the programs and have richer lives because of the experience.”

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Band of Brothers (BOB) Frank Hernandez, President Gordy’s Truck Stop, La Pine, OR 97739 541-419-0372 Meetings: Restaurant Wednesdays, For Breakfast 7:30am– 9:30am

VVA Chapter 821 Carl Bass, President 16480 Finley Butte Rd, La Pine, OR 97739 503-267-0222 Meetings: Community Kitchen 1st Tuesday of the Month 7:00 pm

American Legion Post 45 Steve Mays, Post Commander 52532 Drafter Rd La Pine OR 97739 541-536-1402 Meetings: Post, 2nd Tuesday of the Month 9:30am -8:pm

Central Oregon Veterans Outreach William Wringer, President 51568 Hwy 97 (La Pine Square) La Pine, OR 97739 707-410-7588 Office Hours: Monday -Thursday, 10:00am to 3:00pm

VFW Post 7242 Wayne Barth, President 16480 Finley Butte Rd La Pine OR 97739 541-536-1312 Meetings: Community Kitchen 1st Tuesday of the Month 7:00 pm

Deschutes County Veterans Services Keith McNamara, County Veterans Service Officer CVSO) Carrie Lucas-ACVSO Shannon ORF, Customer Service Clerk

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Memorial Day 2017

Memorial Day, once called Decoration Day, a day in America when our hearts become heavy with the thoughts of all of those who have died while serving their country in the Armed Forces. We fall into this somberness because we are Americans, and we realize that this too is the sad element of freedom. On this three-day holiday weekend, many people throw parties and barbecues to celebrate a time of coming together as families and friends to not only share their food, but also a sharing of fervent respect for what Memorial Day represents to all Americans Decoration Day was established in May 1868. General John A. Logan, leader of an organization for Northern Civil War veterans, called for a nationwide day of remembrance on the 30th of May 1868. Decoration Day began after the civil

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war to honor all the soldiers who died in that war. Memorial Day, as Decoration Day gradually came to be known, originally honored only those lost while fighting in the Civil War. But during World War 1 the holiday evolved to commemorate American military personnel who died in all wars. In 1968, an Act of Congress established that Memorial Day would be celebrated on the last Monday in May to give federal workers a three-day weekend. In 1971 under the same Congressional Act, Memorial Day become a Federal Holiday and is one of the largest days of remembrance in America. Did you know? Each year on Memorial Day a national moment of remembrance takes place at 3:00 p.m. local time.

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By Amy Cordiner Contributing Writer La Pine High School has 4 girls on the team this season. They are all freshman and brand new to golf. We have had a rough start because of the weather and trying to find places to practice. Quail Run Golf Course, the home course for La Pine, delayed its opening because of the weather. They were able to open the range on March 20 and the

Commerce Executive Director Ann Gawith, Wickiup Station Sports Pub owner Rick Clark, LHS basketball coaches Sam Ramirez and Jason Mumm, KITC/KNCP hosts, and “defending champ” City Manager Cory Misley hang their heads. Along with the other millions of fans.

course on March 24th. The girls are working very hard and improving each day. I am excited for the program over the next few years, the girls show so much promise for the future of the program. The team consists of Charity Hunt, Kayla Graham, Italy Gonzalez and Skye McClendon. They are a great group of girls to work with.

With May being National BBQ Month, it’s time to drag out the grill, clean out the barbecue pit, and pick up some charcoal, because the smell of smoke drifting from your neighbor’s backyard is going to make you want that unique barbecue taste. In history, the term “barbecue” was first used as a noun in western literature by William Dampier, a British buccaneer, way back in 1697. The method is commonly believed to have originated from aboriginal peoples in the Caribbean and Florida, where the word “barbecue” first entered the English


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language as “barbacoa,” which translated as “sacred fire pit.” By the mid-18th Century, the term had taken on a more modern meaning, with respect to the cooking of pork. Barbecue then meant “a dressed whole hog,” which exists to this day as a quintessential barbecue dish. But nowadays, BBQ can mean pretty much anything cooked on a charcoal or gas grill, from hot dogs and hamburgers to chicken, or some juicy steaks and that chunk of pork butt for pulled pork sandwiches. So, with the summer ahead of you, get that BBQ ready to go for some of that delicious smoky flavored BBQ.

well. You are invited to support these talented, hardworking and community minded youth. They would like to advertise for their sponsors as well, through the display of posters for their event in the Wise Buys, Frontier Advertiser and the local newspaper, The Newberry Eagle.

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The Great Oregon Eclipse By Helen Woods, Staff Writer

Prepare to take part in an event that won’t be seen in Oregon at least until the 22nd century! On August 21, 2017, the Sun will disappear. Well, it will disappear along a narrow path and only for about 2 - 2 ½ minutes here in Oregon, but it will disappear. We will see the solar corona, visible to us only during a total solar eclipse. The last time this was seen in Oregon was 38 years ago. At total eclipse happens when the Moon completely hides the Sun as it travels between the Sun and the Earth and its shadow is cast onto the Earth. (See diagram right). The area of totality is called the umbra and the area where only a partial

eclipse can be see is the penumbra. This alignment of the Earth, Sun and Moon is rare, but predictable because we know the orbit of the Sun and the Moon and, with a lot of calculations, the path of future eclipses can be determined. Below is a diagram that shows the path of all the solar eclipses that will fall on the Northern Hemisphere in the 21st century. The map on the bottom left shows the path of the umbra and penumbra for the August 21, 2017 eclipse all of the way across Oregon. Notice the duration on the eclipse lengthens as you go East. The map on the right shows more detail for Central Oregon. Cities like Madras, Prineville and John

Total solar eclipses over North America in the 21st century

August 21, 2017 Diagram of Solar Eclipse

Day are seeing a huge economic impact as the date for the eclipse approaches. Virtually all hotels are booked, many of them with solar chasers from all over the world. Future articles in the Newberry Eagle will look into ways to safely view the eclipse, how the eclipse is affecting the

lives of Central Oregonians, last minute details on how, when, and where to view the eclipse and a review article after the eclipse. I know that’s a lot about the eclipse, but, hey, this only happens here once in a blue moon (pun intended).

Curiosity, etc. New Challenge Too Late to Color Eggs? Let’s Color Milk! By Helen Woods, Staff Writer Well, I hope everyone had a nice Easter! Maybe you tried to peel one of the eggs before you boiled it? Due to space constraints, the solutions to last month's challenge have postponed to next month. Let me tell you that the egg challenge involves vinegar. The earth is round challenge is more complicated and I will have to wait until next month. Our apologies to our readers. One thing I like about Easter is coloring eggs. There are so many more ways to color them now than when I was young. I remember how disappointed I was when I learned that colored eggs don’t taste any different than white eggs. I wanted the red ones to taste like berries! Oh well ….. I still love colors, so let me set up an experiment that you can do it your kitchen.

Here is a list of the things you will need: Milk (whole or 2%), Dinner plate Food coloring (red, yellow, green, blue) Dish-washing soap (Dawn brand works well) Cotton swabs And here is what you do: 1. Pour enough milk in the dinner plate to completely cover the bottom to the depth of about 1/4 inch. Allow the milk to settle before moving on to the next step. 2. Add one drop of each of the four colors of food coloring— red, yellow, green, and blue—to the milk. Keep the drops

close together in the center of the plate of milk. 3. Find a clean cotton swab for the next part of the experiment. Predict what will happen when you touch the tip of the cotton swab to the center of the milk. It’s important not to stir the mix—just touch it with the tip of the cotton swab. Go ahead and try it. What happens? 4. Now place a drop of liquid dish soap on the other end of the cotton swab. Place the soapy end of the cotton swab back in the middle of the milk and hold it there for 10 to 15 seconds. What happens? 5. Add another drop of soap to the tip of the cotton swab and try it again. Experiment with placing the cotton swab at different places in the milk.

Take It Further: Repeat the experiment using water in place of milk. Does the same thing happen?? You can try it with other types of milk like skim, 1%, 2%. What happens? Check in next month in the Curiosity, etc. article! (From Steve Spangler Science, https://www. experimens)

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Cathy’s Cleaners Now in La Pine By Taryn Beeman, Contributing Writer You can trust your valuable clothing Do you have any special items in your closet that need Dry Cleaning but don’t items to Cathy’s Cleaners. The most feel like making the drive to Bend not just unique items they have cleaned have been once; but, two times to get them cleaned? vintage uniforms and flags. If you have Great news for La Pine and surrounding an irreplaceable uniform, a wedding dress areas – Cathy’s Cleaners has come to town. that got mysteriously covered with wine Cathy’s Cleaners is Oregon’s only and cake, along with any of your other true Green Cleaner, using a dry-cleaning dry clean garments, bring them down to alternative called Enviro-Clean. Enviro- Cathy’s Cleaners. Clean uses water-based biodegradable Cathy’s Cleaners has teamed up with detergents and conditioners. Safer for Agnes Alterations of La Pine to bring the earth than home laundry products, as customers a more complete service. gentle as hand washing, Enviro-Clean is Cathy’s will pick up and deliver to their La safe for all fabrics. Pine location inside Agnes Alterations at


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An Extra Special Day

As a child, Mother’s Day sometimes meant a double celebration "If you bungle raising your in my family because every seven years it would fall on my children, I don’t think mother’s birthday, May 10. This made it an extra special day! whatever else you do well Patricia was a woman filled with contradictions, one day a bundle matters very much.”   of insecurities, the next sharing her hard won wisdom. She carried ~ Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis with her the “lilt of Irish laughter” but also the fiery temper that went with her brilliant red hair. Born during the Great Depression, raised in a family of twelve children, I never fully appreciated her journey of resilience and strength until I was grown with a family of my own. Whenever she came to visit she would lightly tap on the door, fling it open and cheerfully shout, “Hello to the house!” She has been gone for 16 years and I miss her every day, but her voice continues to echo through my life and heart. Happy Mother’s Day to every woman who has opened their


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Things Mother Said Everybody has a mother and absolutely no one is more special than mom. Sure, dad is really important. And, grandparent’s too. But moms, well they are just the greatest. Often taken for granted, they are always our strongest supporter. You can’t do wrong in Mom’s eyes. When you are hurt, or not feeling well,....there is no one else that can help you more than Mom. Things Mom use to say: Remember all those “things” Mom used to say like; Just wait till your father gets home Don’t make me get up! Don’t pick that scab, it’ll get infected. Don’t pick your nose in public. Don’t run in the house. Don’t sit too close to the television, it’ll ruin your eyes. Don’t talk with your mouth full! Don’t walk away when I’m talking to you!

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Beach Vacations, Fishing Trips, and Exclusive Dinners are on the Rotary Menu June 2nd In this column, we share what local Rotarians, your La Pine friends and neighbors, are doing to help South Deschutes County.

Fill your wine cellar for summer with ultra-premium wines by purchasing tickets for Rotary’s annual Wine Raffle. First place winner will receive 24 bottles of great wines. Contact any local Rotarian for tickets, $10 each or a book of 5 tickets for $45. By Rotary Club of Sunriver-La Pine A GREAT TIME IN THE GREAT HALL FOR A GREAT CAUSE - The Sunriver-La Pine Rotary Club’s popular fundraiser will take place at 5:30 pm on Friday June 2 in Sunriver Resort’s historic Great Hall. Dinner tickets are $85 per person. This year’s event will feature silent as well as live auctions and Rotary’s popular Bids for Kids. Among auction items will be a vacation on the Oregon Coast, a day of fishing, and a variety of group dinners including a special Eclipse Dinner. Sunriver Resort chefs’ evening menu includes a mixed green salad and your choice of wild salmon, roasted breast

of chicken, grilled New York steak, or a stuffed eggplant roulade. Dessert will be marionberry cobbler. Complimentary wine is included with dinner along with a cash bar. Individual tickets and tables of 8 or 10 are available. Contact Rotarian and Event Chair Ron Schmid (808-372-8931, to purchase your tickets today. FILL YOUR WINE RACK FOR $10 - The best way to fill your wine cellar with fabulous wines is to buy a ticket for Rotary’s annual Sunriver Wine Raffle. The first place winner will enjoy 24 bottles of ultra-premium wines; second place winner will delight in 12 bottles of ultra-premium wine; and third place will receive 6 bottles. To see a complete list of all wines, go to the club’s website:


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Sunriver Stars Community Theater Announces Upcoming Performances “Play It Again, Sam” by Woody Allen, and directed by Sandy Silver will be our 2017 spring performance. Allan Felix has this thing about Humphrey Bogart -if only he had some of Bogart’s technique. Bookish and insecure with women, Allan’s hero, Bogey comes to the rescue, with a fantastic bevy of beauties played out in hilarious fantasy sequences. “Hilarious… a cheerful romp. Not only are Mr. Allen’s jokes and their follow ups, asides and twists audaciously brilliant, but he has a great sense of character.” – The New York Times “A funny, likeable comedy that has a surprising amount of wistful appeal.” – The New York Post Sandy, who resides in Bend, has been directing and conducting acting workshops and master classes both nationally and internationally for over

30 years. We are excited to have Sandy bring her expertise to the Sunriver STARS Theater. Show dates are Fri. June 2 and Sat. June 3 at 6:30 PM and Sun. June 4 at 2:00 PM (Matinee). Following a successful winter performance of “Nana’s Naughty Knickers” at The Door, we will be returning to the SHARC for “Play it Again Sam” since it is a more conducive venue for this show. There will be a nohost bar and snacks available for purchase before the show, and at intermission. We recommend early ticket purchase online at as the preferred option. Simply purchase and print. Tickets are also available at the door unless we sell out online.

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Health & Wellness

Norm Gibson National Board Certified in Hearing Aid Instrument Sciences


ORM is back, with many years of trusted service and affordable pricing first with Autotone and now Pionear Hearing. Norm has been in the hearing health industry for over 27 years, being a hearing aid wearer himself. He understands hearing loss. Norm is dedicated to providing you excellent service with quality products at affordable prices. He will work with you to find the best hearing aid solution for your individual needs and lifestyle. Norm says, “If you are experiencing hearing loss, you are not alone as one out of five people have some form of hearing loss. The loss may be sudden or gradual, in one ear or both, and can be temporary or permanent, affecting people of all ages. The earlier you detect your hearing loss, the better chance of effective treatment.”

Pionear Hearing Health offers a test drive with one of their hearing aids so you may experience the benefits of a modern hearing aid before making any treatment decisions. These hearing aids will be programmed according to your prescription and communication needs. You may try them in your daily life for a few days; afterwards, Norm will pick out hearing aids for you to use long term, or you can return the demos at no cost or obligation. Norm visits senior centers in Central Oregon to give hearing tests and work with individuals to make sure they get the correct equipment to match their needs. For that personal touch, visit with Pionear Hearing Health, located in Redmond. Make your appointment by calling 541-306-4437. A Thousand EARS of experience.

River Run Chiropractic Keeps La Pine Moving By Taryn Beeman, Contributing Writer


entral Oregon is known for its’ outdoor adventure. Vigerous activities such as biking, climbing, rafting and snowmobiling leave many people suffering soreness and injuries. Your adventure may simply have been stepping out the front door and slipping on ice. Whatever your injury or health concern is, Dr. Derr at River Run Chiropractic is here to help you. Dr. Derr takes a “whole person” approach with you, striving to improve your health and wellness. This leads to a more fulfilling and rewarding life. It is apparent Dr. Derr is passionate about helping you with your individual needs and concerns. He takes time to find the underlying cause of each illness and pain and creates a personalized roadmap for your recovery. Dr. Derr feels it is important for everyone who wants chiropractic care to be able to obtain it. As a result of this conviction, he has created a pricing structure to allow you to get the care you need whatever your budget. River Run Chiropractic is a part of ChiroHealthUSA, a program that covers the entire household for $49 per year. Whether you are laid up from your last big hike, feel stiff and sore from gardening or a serious injury call Dr. Derr, River Run Chiropractic at his new location on 51500 Huntington Rd, La Pine, OR 97739. To make an appointment for a variety of services including chiropractic care, corrective exercise, nutritional counseling, lifestyle advice, massage therapy and even spinal screenings, call (541) 280-0777 today. See their ad on opposite page.

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Birding at Malheur Wildlife Refuge American Avocet Chicks and Adult

Above Photography by Barbara Wheeler of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Headquarters,


By Helen Woods, Staff Writer

t is cold. Squalls of snow showers surround us. We sit in my car. My friend Lowell and I stare through binoculars at a white object floating in the water of a flooded field near Harney Lake in southeast Oregon. After discussing what the object is, we conclude it is a white bucket that was left in the field before the flooding. Suddenly, a head rises from the water. The white bucket turns into a majestic trumpeter swan! This isn’t the first time Malheur has toyed with our perception. I remember being frustrated when we stopped and spent several minutes looking at a log with two protruding limbs. I mumbled a few words under my breath. Just as I was about to lower my binoculars, one of the limbs turned its head and morphed into a burrowing owl. Nature has a way playing tricks like that.

The first time I visited the Malheur/Steens Mountain area, I planted my heart there. That is my sanctuary. I remember how heartbroken I was when the refuge was occupied a couple of years ago. The damage from the occupation is mostly repaired now. The native American burial site has been reconsecrated by the Paiute Tribe. The headquarters visitor center was still closed for repairs on this visit, however. The event that brought us to the Burns area and the Refuge was the Migratory Bird Festival. Held every year around the first weekend in April, the event draws birders, naturalists, and hobbyists to Burns. The event often hosts several hundred people. The speaker Saturday night was a young man who spent a year traveling around the world in search of birds. His goal was to break the “Big Year” record for number of verified species seen. He accomplished his

Sunriver Angler’s Fly Tying Corner The Goddard Caddis is responsible for the largest fish I have taken on a Central Oregon Lake. One late afternoon I was chasing rising fish in an inlet to an unnamed lake. Callibaetis had been hatching all afternoon, but I knew I had no chance taking a fish on a Callibaetis pattern. There

goal. He saw over 6,000 species! Well, Lowell and I worked hard on our weekend bird count. Challenging circumstances were hard to overcome. The weather didn’t cooperate. It was snowy and very windy. Hence, the birds were nestled down trying to keep warm. It was the same weekend that brought damaging high winds to Oregon. Many of the migratory birds had not arrived yet. It was a little too early to see the rich variety of bird life that is probably there now. However, we did manage to view 61 species on our trip (April 6 – 9th)! I have been to the Malheur Refuge area many, many times, in all seasons, with students and by myself. When I say Malheur area, I include Steens Mountain (which is a huge fault block, part of the Brothers Fault Zone), Fields (home of the best milkshakes in Oregon} the Alvord Desert, Borax Lake, and Mickey Hot Springs. Lodging in Burns can be found a reasonable price, but if you want to feel closer to the history of the area, I suggest checking out the Frenchglen Hotel or the hotel in Diamond. Both hotels are comfortable and serve hearty meals. I had a friend who often accompanied us on the field trips we lead to Malheur. He was a botanist. His laugh still sounds in my head. When he died, his wife arranged for a plane to fly over the refuge and spread his ashes. She called it his last field trip. My ashes too will be spread over Malheur and he and I will spend eternity on one last, long field trip.

By Phil Fischer Contributing Writer

were simply too many Callibaetis on the water to have a glimmer of hope that a fish might discern my fake fly from the many natural insects on the surface of the lake. I decided to go contrarian. So, I tied on a Goddard Caddis pattern to try and catch the fish’s attention. I knew that this lake carried a sparse traveling sedge hatch, and my hope was the larger size of this fly, and the novelty of pattern might attract Goddard Caddis a willing rainbow trout. About 75 yards from me there was a nice fish rising periodically. I kicked toward this fish in my float and to my horror, I realized my landing net was tube hoping to get close enough to venture a cast. It was much too small. Luckily, the fish gave me a nice a dance that I had repeated numerous times that afternoon, pass and I tailed it and with a lift, I placed it on only to be repeatedly spurned by these large fussy trout. my outstretched legs for a quick picture. After They knew the game much better than I, and each time I had reviving the fish for a good amount of time, I gotten close, the fish would move just out of casting range. released this 27” wild rainbow back to the lake. But finally, this fish rose again, a little closer this time. I had What a rush! So now you know why I chose the a 15-foot-long leader tapered down to 5X tippet; hopefully Goddard Caddis for this month’s article. enough to hold one of these magnificent fish. He rose again, Tie a few of these and keep them handy in now about fifty feet from my tube. In one quick move, I your own fly box. I promise, you won’t regret it. spun my tube around and gave the cast my best shot. It was And who knows, that fish may now be beyond almost like having buck fever, and I knew the odds of defeat 30” and it has displayed a fondness for a wellwere better than the odds of success. But lo and behold, the placed traveling sedge. Your next cast might cast was true, and the fly landed about ten feet past where the bring on your own case of buck fever. now fading ring of his last rise occurred. I pointed the rod Goddard Caddis Materials List: straight up in the air to put a big belly in the line and gave the Hook: Daiichi 1180, Size 10-14 fly one long pull to skate it across the surface like a traveling Abdomen Thread: Ultra 210 Denier Black Thread sedge. Sure enough, a large snout quickly appeared and Body: Deer Hair for Spinning inhaled the fly and the fight was on. I played this fished ever Secondary Thread: Veevus 14/0 Brown so gently, knowing it had the upper hand on 5X tippet. After Antenna: Whiting 4B’s Hen Hackles a battle, the fish came sliding toward my tube on the surface, See Fly Tying Page 17

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L&S Gardens Spring Opening By Florence Neis, Staff Writer After the winter storm damage to six greenhouses and other buildings, major repair and restoration work was needed to get L&S Gardens “up and running” for its Spring Opening April 1st. Sonny Stephenson along with electricians, carpenters, welders and other construction crew, spent 2½ months (regardless of the weather) readying the greenhouses to accommodate the expected flowers and plants scheduled to arrive in time for Spring. The store and gift shop also got a new roof. “It was a major undertaking in a short time frame, but we managed and have the inventory needed to accommodate our customers,” said Linda Stephenson. “We are maintaining spring hours, 9am-4pm, until the weather warms up, and we will certainly be welcoming everyone to the Rhubarb Festival on June 10th.”



Make Your Own Compost Bin Homemade compost bin with grass clippings composting in it. Photography source: Public Domain

This compost bin has two compartments, one for freshly collected grass clippings and the other for the actively composting mix including grass clippings, dead leaves, kitchen scraps and other organic matter. The active side is covered with a tarp to preserve moisture and heat as well as to keep pests away.

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Fly Tying

Hackle: Brown Whiting Rooster Saddle Tying instructions and steps are being published in video form, and can be found on the Sunriver Anglers web page at fly-tying-corner, on Facebook at https://, or at the following YouTube URL: https://

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Learn to tie this fly pattern and fish it in lakes that feature traveling sedges. If you have questions or would like additional information about the Goddard Caddis 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

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In the High Desert with Montana Charlie Lisa

Come with me sweet lady to valleys of green, To "white mountain" splendor, All pure fresh and clean. Two shell covered beaches, and miles of graze, That stretches forever like the Oceans tall waves, Feel warm zephyr breezes, that promise the sun, With land for the taking where Children can run. I feel your heart start to quicken, your eyes start to tear, Together we'll share it, Through all of your years. The cares of this city may be all left behind, As we live in God's bounty through the Passing of time. By Montana Charlie Copyright 20-09-02

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Help Unveil the Newberry Country Trail By T. Myers

La Pine is the epicenter of the new Travel Oregon accelerator Rural Tourism (RTS) program to market the Newberry Country Trail. It involves seven sister cities and the Newberry National Volcanic Monument and the hundreds of businesses, organizations, chambers, and even individuals who are working together to create a new place to visit- open twelve months of the year- located in Central Oregon and home to some of our state’s most poignant and inviting attractions! When you live in the midst of so much splendor, it is hard to realize that we actually do live in the place where many people only dream they could be!

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Who has not had their breath taken away when they first saw the red sunrise over Newberry Crater or the first snowfall of the season covering the world in a purity so white and clean that it covers all signs of human habitation? Have you ever taken a turn on one of the local trails and discovered a world of clear water racing down the rocks in a beautiful waterfall? What about the blue of the sky reflected in the many high mountain lakes we have within an hour’s distance from downtown La Pine? Have you spent a leisurely day floating the Little Deschutes or fly fished on the Big Deschutes? Have you spent time gazing into the bottom of Fall River? Yes, we have water! How about shopping in Sunriver Village, or biking on the forty plus miles of trails inside the village? Do you want to see stars? The Oregon Observatory boasts huge telescopes for sky viewing. Next door to the Oregon Observatory, you can look at the Sunriver Nature Center to see local flora and fauna displayed for visitors. There is a marina, horse stables and an airport, too. Add the Sunriver Resort and Village at Sunriver events throughout the year and all of the good eateries and an award-winning brewery and you can experience Sunriver Style in hundreds of ways! Up the road is the High Desert Museum. Five miles away is the La Pine State Park where you can camp twelve months a year and see the world’s largest Ponderosa Pine tree. The trail is along what is being called the three-hour tour and it shows the visitor everything we have to offer to the visitor and it is an invitation to explore the rest! What is the rest? Leave Sunriver on Century Drive and head west towards the Cascade Lakes Hwy. You will go by the turnoff to the two Twin Lakes. North Twin is known for the camping and fishing and South Twin has a little restaurant, store and a place to rent boats and canoes. Turning South on the Cascade Lakes Hwy, you head towards Crescent Lake- another nice little resort. Heading east takes you back to the Hwy 97 interchange- either through the Crescent shortcut or by staying on Hwy 58. Gilchrist and Crescent are two small towns only one mile apart. They grew up around the mill in Gilchrist. The Mohawk Café and Woodsman Motel are landmarks, The Mill town itself is a “red”

Lake Paulina

JOIN US IN THE PARK and experience a mini NEWBERRY COUNTRY TRAIL adventure during the La Pine Chamber Outdoor Recreation and Gun Show on MAY 20-21 at Frontier Heritage Park! take on Norwegian Modern (usually blue or green) and it was built to take care of the many mill families that first settled there. There is also a colorful theater on the north side of the little mall. Heading North-, you take the Hwy 31 turnoff south of La Pine and head out into the high desert. About thirty miles in, the large ring of rock pops up on your left. Fort Rock, as the area and the town are both named, is home to the Heritage Village Museum. They have carefully moved some of the old homestead buildings from the basin into place in a mini town that people can visit to learn how life was a hundred years ago!. Do not miss the old pioneer cemetery before continuing to Christmas Valley. As the center of the farming area, CV and residents of the region have built a Community Hall and outdoor amphitheater that is used for special events. There are local shops to explore and one of Central Oregon’s finest gift stores is headquartered therethe Willows. They are also home to the adjacent ATV trails, Crack in the Ground and the largest inland dunes in the state. Continuing on the Newberry Trail, you next drive to Silver Lake. It is another farming community and home to the famous Cowboy Dinner Tree. You also turn South East to Summer Lake and Ana Reservoir from there or take the Hwy 31 back into La Pine. Back to La Pine and to the beginning of the Trail it is a short four miles to the turnoff into the National Volcanic Monument. When you help unveil this, you are acting on behalf of the family friendly and affordable attractions our region brings to the table! In addition, you will be taking part in stewarding the way we want tourism to grow in Newberry Country. If you would like to become part of the support team, you can do tax-deductible donations to the La Pine Chamber Community Foundation at P O Box 616 La Pine, OR 97739. For information, call 541-536-9771

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Calendar of Events


High Lakes Car Club Automotive Swap Meet May 20, 7am3pm, La Pine Senior Center. Vendors can contact Ken Straw 541-433-2026. Potluck and Meeting Every 2nd Thursday of the month, 5:30pm. For meeting location, contact Jessie Hager at 541) 815-3297. Family Fun Storytelling Every Thursday, 10:30-11:30am. La Pine Library Outdoor Gun & Recreation Show May 20 (10-6), May 21 (10-4), La Pine Community Center, La Pine Chamber 541-536-9771 La Pine Community Kitchen B.O.D. Meeting Every 3rd Thursday of the month, 9:30 am. La Pine City Hall in the City Council Chambers, 16345 Sixth St Fundraiser May 6, 5-7pm, “Aloha to Kim”. $25 ($40 couple), Purchase tickets at Chamber or lapinekitchen. org website La Pine Hawks Wresting Golf Tournament May 20, Quail Run Golf Course. Aaron Flace 541-912-9241 or Toby Wilson 541-419-2631

Newberry Speak to Succeed Every Tuesday, 8-9 am. Gordy’s Restaurant, 17045 Whitney Rd., La Pine. Contact us at FreeFire Day! Recycle yard debris for free! Visit the FireFree website at La Pine- June 2 and 3, Southwest Transfer Station. Sunriver- May 5 and 6, Sunriver Compost in Sunriver. Bingo La Pine Senior Center Bingo Every Monday night, 5:45pm, and every Tuesday 12:45pm. 16450 Victory Way, 541536-6237. La Pine Moose Bingo Every Wednesday, 5:45 pm. Meals available. 52510 Drafter Rd, La Pine, 541-536-3388 La Pine American Legion Bingo Every Thursday. Ticket sales: 4:40pm, First game: 5:45p.m. Burgers, French fries, and Polish dogs. 52532 Drafter Rd, 541-536-1402. La Pine Caregiver Support Group Every Friday, 10:00- Huntington Road. If you have questions or need to arrange a ride, please contact Heidi at 541-536-7399.


GOLF TOURNAMENT 4 Man Scramble Saturday May 20, 2017 Quail Run Golf Course We are looking forward to hosting our 2nd annual “La Pine Hawk Wrestling” Golf Tournament. All the proceeds from the tournament will to help support our 2017 OSAA Six Place hawk Wrestling team and our long running community supported Hawk Mat Club. We want to make this a premier tournament at Quail Run Golf Course. To make this happen, we are asking for your support. We would like to see all our golfers enjoy a day of great golf, camaraderie, support for our wrestlers and personal reward.

4 Ways You Can Participate Prize Donations - Donate a raffle items so every golfer receives a heartfelt thanks. Call us for details. Hole Sponsorship - Business Recognition at Quail Run Golf Course during tournament and for a full year, only $100 each. CALL NOW, LIMITED SPACE. Golf in the Tournament - Includes tri-tip dinner prepared by Kim Russell and commemorative golf bag towel, $80 per golfer, ($65 FOR QUAIL RUN MEMBERS) $320 per team (includes cart). CALL NOW TO SIGN UP Attend the Dinner Only - Only $12 per guest

FOR MORE INFO & TO ENTER: CALL AARON FLACK 541-912-9241 OR TOBY WILSON 541-419-2631 All sponsorships are tax deductible through Hawk Mat Club 501(C)3, Tax ID #26-1309498 The Newberry Eagle is proud to partner with “La Pine Hawk Wrestling Team.”




La Pine Ya Ya Sisterhood Meeting and Potluck Every 2nd Wednesday of each month, 5:30 pm. La Pine Senior Center, 16450 Victory Way, La Pine. Call Linda Vassalli, 541536-6176. Alzheimer Support Group Every 2nd Thursday of the month, 10:00 am. Prairie House Assisted Living, 51485 Morson, La Pine. 541-5084111. Free Veterans’ Breakfast Every 2nd Thursday of the month, 8:00 am. Prairie House Assisted Living, 51485 Morson, La Pine. 541-5084111. American Legion Post 45 Meeting Every 2nd Tuesday of the month, 6pm. 52532 Drafter Rd, La Pine. 541-536-1402. La Pine Lion 7:35am at the Hearth Room - Sunriver Resort Lodge. For more info call Mark Dennett 541-4884925


Alcoholics Anonymous (La Pine, Sunriver and Deschutes County) Hotline: 541-548-0440. For information on meeting times and locations, call Central Oregon Intergroup at 541-548-0440 or check online at Upper Deschutes River Coalition 3rd Thursday of each month, 3-4:30pm, Sunriver Library, contact

Family Fun Every Tuesday, 10:30 am. Sunriver Deschutes County Library Branch. Interactive story time with songs, rhymes, and crafts (0-5 yrs.) Sunriver Women’s Club Every Tuesday, 11:30am. For more Information please call Laura Dickinson 248-980-8234 or check online at www.sunriverwomensclub. com. Sunriver-La Pine Rotary Club Every Wednesday mornings. Buffet Breakfast (7:00 - 7:30am), meeting 7:35am at the Hearth Room Sunriver Resort Lodge. For more info call Mark Dennett 541-488-4925 SHARC Swim Center, Sunriver 5th Anniversary Celebration May 20, 10-4, Admission $5 + donation of 3 non-perishable food items 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. Kids Day May 27, 11am-4pm, Village at Sunriver. For more info, visit Dog Day May 28, 11am-3pm. Village at Sunriver. For more info, visit

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High Desert Museum Backpack Explorers Every Wed. and Thurs. 10-11am. High Desert Museum. Kids 3-5. Registration fee. Contact Marissa Ticus at mticus@highdesertmuseum. org, call (541) 382-4754, ext. 329 or register online at highdesertmuseum. org/backpack-explorers-87.


L&S Gardens “Raised Bed Gardening” May 13, 9:30am, Sisters Garden Club, Sisters City Hall, contact Carol 503-616-8712

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Saturday, June 10, 2017 9:00 am to 4:00 pm Are you a vendor? Want to make money? Setup your tent at this Premier Annual Event. Contact the Big Rhubarb: Heavy Traffic Linda Stephenson (541) 536-2049 Crowd LIVE MUSIC! Email:

Community Kitchen Spring Fundraiser Set for May 6th

Deschutes Library Activities May

Music and Movement Movement and stories to develop skills. 3-5 years. Tuesday May 9 • 10:30 a.m.

LEGO Block Party Read! Build! Play! Join other builders and a gazillion LEGOs. All ages. Saturday, May 20 • 3:00 p.m. Shawna Dailey, Public Services Specialist Deschutes Public Library (541) 312-1087

Animal Adventures Live animals, stories, crafts with High Desert Museum. 3+ years. Tuesday, May 9, 23 • 12:00 p.m.




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Join us in saying “Aloha and Thank You” to Kim Hafermalz (aka ‘Kim from the Kitchen”) on Saturday, May 6, 5-7 p.m. at the Community Center. This farewell celebration and spring fundraiser will benefit the La Pine Community Kitchen, where Hafermalz has served as Executive Director for three resoundingly successful years – bringing acclaim to this nonprofit from throughout Central Oregon. Tickets, $25/single and $40/couple, can be purchased at the Chamber of Commerce’s Visitors Center, and through the Community Kitchen website (www. Check flyers posted throughout La Pine for further details. See Article on page 3

Family Fun Interactive storytime with songs, rhymes, crafts. 0-5 years. Tuesdays • 10:30 a.m. There will be a storytime hiatus from May 23-June 6. Please join us when storytime resumes on June 13.

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Source Weekly, PFLAG of Central Oregon, Ty Houser, MudBay, Bend Pet Express, Basic Rights Oregon, Broken Top Bottle Shop, Pizza Mondo, Humane Society of Centrsl Oregon, John Paul Designs, OUT Central Oregon, Pure Romance by Christina, Cliff Cook, Rich & JD, Jamie Nesbitt

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 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, May 9, 10:00 am Music and Movement   Movement, music and stories to develop skills! Geared to 3 - 5 year-olds. Thursday, May 11, 10:30 am

Know Roots: Beginning Genealogy Representatives from the Bend Genealogical Society review the basic components of genealogy, including how-to research, type of records available, online sources, how to collaborate with others, and how to document your findings. Wednesday, May 17, 12:00 pm The Library Book Club A casual, monthly discussion about the books we love (and sometimes hate). Everyone welcome! Thursday, May 18, 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, May 20, 1:00 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, May 23, 10:00 am Friends’ Meeting The Friends of the La Pine Library will be meeting in the La Pine Library. Everyone welcome! Tuesday, May 23, 1:00 pm Family Fun Storytime NO Storytime on May 25, June 1, or June 8. Library Closure All Deschutes Public Libraries will be CLOSED on Monday, May 29, 2017.


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Real Estate

Do The Fixer-Upper Math By Joe Lane, Co-owner of The Lane Real Estate Team


enovating homes has gotten a boat load of publicity over the past few years as a great way for prospective real estate investors to make great money over a short period of time. Hopefully, you've taken that message with a grain of salt as renovations can often take a lengthy period of time and selling the home for a big profit is never a guarantee. In fact, as any real estate investor will tell you, a few quick calculations will give you at least a rough idea of your chances for profit, be it large or small. Doing these quick and dirty calculations will not only give you that forecast of the future but determine whether a particular investment is worth the hassle, a step that many real estate investors skip that deserves adequate attention.

Target Your End Value

You can never, ever use the amount of money you put into a particular piece of real estate as the basis for a price increase. If you bought the home for $100,000 and did $20,000 worth of work to it, you are never guaranteed to get $120,000 out of it. The real estate market simply does not work that way and recognizing that is the first step towards pegging down an accurate end sale price for your profit calculations. An appraiser is your best resource at pegging an end sale value as the appraiser will be able to tell you the kind of value you will add to a property with a given renovation. If you are going to add a certain amount of square footage or a finished basement or any other improvement, take what the home will look like after

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This is the big question that some real estate investors forget to ask themselves as they pursue a potential investment. If your profit window is extremely tight and your potential profit may be $10,000, perhaps that investment is not worth the hassle of renovating the home, putting it on the market and finding a new buyer. You have to decide for yourself what your time is worth but just because there is profit to be had does not mean that your time is best spent on that project. Everyone's threshold is different so determine yours and you will go a long way towards picking out projects that you will See Fixer-Upper page 23

Of course, those renovations cost money and you will have to calculate every piece of dry wall, every nail and every hour of labor that you think will be necessary to get a home to the level you need it to be at. After those costs, you have to factor in transaction costs like your realtor's fee, closing costs, potential property taxes over the course of your ownership and loan fees that some real estate investors neglect to think about. Your expenses are not limited to the amount of money you put into renovations, giving you much more to think about than lumber and nails when you are calculating poten-


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who live or work near your business. A community newspaper with an area of distribution that covers your business, is where you want to have your advertising. Another important aspect of advertising is consistency. That’s where “Top Of Mind Awareness” (TOMA) comes in. When you want a set of tires or maybe a great cup of coffee, your ad provides that person, TOMA, it’s on the top of their mind,and you’ve got a customer! Newspapers Attach Premiums to Popular Ad Spaces

Unfortunately, you can expect to pay extra to have your ad in prime spots, and some publishers charge extra just for you to specify where you want your ad. That being said, you will most likely want to splurge to specify where your ad is placed. If your ad is in a bad position, few people will see it.




“La Pine is a growing community in Central Oregon with 1,700 in City residents and over 20,000 people within a 20 mile trade area. The La Pine area offers affordable living costs and proximity to year-round recreation. La Pine offers the perfect combination of small-town friendly atmosphere with an active and involved community, a supportive business environment, and a haven for outdoor adventure.” - Cory Misley, La Pine City Manager

Call Theresa Hane to talk about Advertising in The Newberry Eagle Theresa Hane, Account Executive Cell: 541-815-5664 Office: 541-536-3972 Email: Website: 16405 First St. Ste. 3, La Pine, OR 97739

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Real Estate

Five Real Estate Investment


by Joe Lane, co-owner of The Lane Real Estate Team

coming cash flow will be on any real estate investment opportunity, you want to investigate your outgoing cash flow as well. What are the key costs involved in running the property? What are the taxes on the property? How much does it cost you when part of your multi-family property is vacant? Sometimes properties can look great when you examine the rent payments coming in but then lose their luster when you look at the cost of running the facility. You need to investigate both sides of the story to get an accurate view of the financial future of your investment.

There are countless tips on real estate investing available and this is by no means intended as a comprehensive list. While every investment has its own intricacies and problems that need to be worked out, there are some very basic aspects that are common to most investment properties. Understanding those aspects and asking questions about them can help you determine whether a particular real estate investment opportunity is for you. Anything Can Change Building in the capacity for change in your investment is not only good real estate advice, but good life advice. Aspects of an investment can change at any given time and building in a little cushion in your profit projections for that change will most likely give you a better outlook on the possible outcome of your investment. This is especially true for something like the tax climate of your investment as changes in tax laws happen regularly. If the tax situation surrounding your investment is the only thing you like about it, it is probably not a sound investment. Solid investments can withstand changes in the tax code, so never rely solely on the stability of tax codes, you will be sorely disappointed. Do What You Know It is tempting to get involved in real estate investment opportunities outside of your comfort zone. Maybe the terms look good or the area

is nice, but your lack of expertise in the field will ultimately hurt you over the course of the investment. If you are well versed in multifamily homes, do your best to uncover the best investment opportunities in that field. If your bag is fixer-uppers, stick with that. Success is difficult to replicate so if you have a knack for something, exploit that knack. Compare, Compare, Compare As any real estate agent will tell you, valuations for a new home put on the market are a direct reflection of other sale prices of similar properties in that area. Your potential investment is the same way. If you are going to rely on rents to make back the money spent on the

investment, compare the rents your prospective investment property takes in against similar properties in the area. Are they too high? If so, that may indicate future trouble filling the building at those prices, which then cuts into your profit forecast. If you are getting involved in a fixer-upper, compare what you think the home will be like in the future to homes that have sold that look similar to that now. Doing so will help you estimate your eventual sale price and the amount of money you should invest to net a decent return. Hammer Down True Expenses Just as you want to examine what your in-

Know The Building In real estate investing, surprises are usually costly. Not only should you do a full walk through of the prospective investment yourself, you should also look in to hiring an independent, professional inspector as well. Uncovering problems with the foundation, roof or furnace early can either save you from making a poor investment or give you ammunition to negotiate a lower price. Not all real estate investments are the same and you will likely run in to a unique problem on every property you pursue. However, by sticking to the tips here, you can give yourself a great foundation from which to operate. Above all, pursue information on the property as vigorously as possible to eliminate the possibility of regretting your investment later. This is another original article by Joe Lane, co-owner of The Lane Real Estate Team at Are you looking for an experienced Tri City WA Real Estate agency? With 20 years of service based, business experience, Joe and Colleen Lane work hard to serve home buyers and sellers for the Tri Cities of Washington's Kennewick, Richland, Pasco, and surrounding areas.

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Fixer-Upper cont from page 23 ultimately be successful with and enjoy. These simple steps can save real estate investors from getting involved with properties that they are simply not ready for. Think about all of the costs before ever getting involved with an investment and learn to value your time. Doing the math is one thing, but using it to make an informed decision is what separates the real estate investors that fail and those that ultimately thrive.

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A Saved Life Sonny Rychard can thank his lucky stars, but more importantly, he can thank his wife, Julie, and the quick response of Deschutes County sheriff’s deputies and La Pine Fire Department for his “saved life.” Last February 25th shortly after noon, Sonny suffered cardiac arrest and collapsed on the floor at home witnessed by Julie who immediately dialed 911 then adminstered CPR. Sgt. William Bailey reported, “Six minutes after the 911 call, Deputy Clint Baltzor, Deputy Stacy Crawford and Deputy Todd Kloss arrived at the Rychard home on Dorrance Meadow Drive and immediately deployed their AED

(automated external defibrillator) and continued with CPR.” La Pine Fire Department ambulance arrived in 9 minutes and Sonny was transported to the fire department then air lifted by Air Link to St. Charles Hospital and placed in ICU. Chad Russell, Area Manager for Cardiac Science and the Rychard’s grandson, said “Every minute in cardiac arrest without shock from an AED, life expectancy drops 10%. If an AED is deployed within 2-6 minutes, life expectancy rises 7580%.” Also, early CPR pumps oxygenated blood to the brain and greatly increases the chances of survival.

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Deputy Crawford added, “The crucial element was Julie’s CPR application until the AED deployed and fire department EMTs arrived.” With a combined service record of more than 25 years, the deputies agree that AEDs save lives. “We’d like to see one in every patrol vehicle.” Sonny is back home, recovered and doing well. As a thank you to Deschutes County Sheriff’s Department and to raise community awareness about CPR and AEDs, the Rychard family purchased and is donating the newest FDA approved AED “Power Heart G5” to the Sheriff’s Department, in particular to be used in the South County area.

Front row: Chad Russell, Sonny Rychard; Back Row: Deputy Sheriff Clint Baltzor, Sgt. William Bailey, Deputy Stacy Crawford, Deputy Todd Kloss, Julie Rychard with "Powerheart G5 with iCPR"




Bend-La Pine Schools' community members will vote on a bond measure that would provide funding for new schools, safety improvements, renovations and asset preservation.

THE PROPOSED BOND MEASURE WOULD PROVIDE: Bend-La Pine Schools’ 2016 Sites and Facilities teams, in partnership with the community, have developed a recommendation for a school capital construction bond request that, if passed, proposes to address the following four major areas: PROVIDE NEIGHBORHOOD SCHOOLS IN HIGH-GROWTH AREAS:

Construct one elementary school and one high school to meet current and anticipated future overcrowding caused by decades of continuing enrollment growth1.



Nearly half of the District’s schools are over 30-years-old, and projects are proposed to modernize these facilities. The proposed bond funding would allow the District to replace leaking roofs and windows, and upgrade heating, ventilation, electrical, and plumbing systems. The proposed bond would also allow the District to make money saving energy improvements to boilers, HVAC and lighting systems to many of its schools and facilities.



More than half of the District’s elementary schools and all of the District’s high schools in Bend are near or over capacity, due to continuous enrollment growth2. Between 2000 and 2016, District enrollment grew by more than 5,000 students3. According to state and local projections, this trend is expected to continue. In fact, Portland State University’s Population Research Center projects that our District should grow by almost 3,000 students in the next ten years4.



Secure entry

Replace fire doors in main corridors

Add security cameras

Add access control

Add technology infrastructure



Many of the District's classrooms were constructed decades ago. The proposed bond would allow the community to add and renovate classrooms and support spaces at existing schools; including modernization of instructional spaces for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics and Physical Education.



Make health and life safety upgrades including cameras, intercoms and entrance redesign to provide improved visibility of visitor access. Improve technology wiring and cabling to ensure students throughout the district have equal access to technology resources.



Thanks to the continued retirement of existing bonds, the overall tax rate is projected to increase by .44-cents per $1,000 of taxable value annually, over the life of the proposed bond. This amount is equal to an estimated cost of $7 per month on a home with a taxable value of $200,000.

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