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APRIL 2010

“Making a Difference in Your Community”


Take One

The Local Newspaper of the Greater La Pine Area, Established March 2001

Deschutes County Commissioner CANDIDATES

Tammy Baney (R)

Ed Barbeau (R)

Dallas Brown (D)

Tony DeBone (R)

John Gist (D)

How Much Money Does it Take to Run a Campaign?

By Wendy Korn, Newberry Eagle Reporter, Photos Submitted By Candidates There are two seats open for the Deschutes County Commissioner and the campaigning has begun. Running a campaign is an investment in the people’s vote as well as a potential job for the next few years. The job pays $75,000 a year, which attributes to about $50,000 after taxes. How much of that money would be used to pay off the debt that is required to hold an extensive campaign? A (continued on page 2) serious candidate will attempt to reach all registered voters of their party via the media and public appearances.

SEE INSIDE Messages from the Eagle Team................6 Business................................................ 8 & 10 Equestrian....................................................9 Veteran’s Watch.......................................10 Food............................................................11 Book Reviews & Book Events...................11 Klamath County News..................... 12 & 13 Crescent/Gilchrist CATeam News...........13 LOVIN LIFE for Seniors...............14 - 17 Crossword Puzzle.............................15 Cruising Canada.......................................16 Commemorative History..........................18 Quilting - The Fat Quarter Reporter...... 19 Rap Sheet..................................................20 Education.......................................... 21 & 22 Pets.............................................................22 Childrens’ Spotlights & Stories..................23 Health & Fitness.........................................24 Poetry Corner............................................26 Obituaries.......................................... 26 & 27 Calendar, Events, Meetings............ 28 & 29 Sports & Recreation..................................30 New Listings- Real Estate.....................31

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Central Oregon Homeless Count Submitted by Bob Moore Project Coordinator, COPY Program, Deschutes County Sheriff ’s Office

Bend, OR – Today, the Homeless Leadership Coalition released the data collected from the annual homeless count, conducted Thursday, January 28, 2010. On this day, 2,402 individuals self-identified as homeless persons within the tri-county region, seven percent more than in 2009. Two out of three self-identified homeless persons came from families with children. Unemployment increased five percent as a cause of homelessness amongst these households. After Friday, March 19, 2010, results of the surveys can be found at the Homeless Leadership Coalition website: The homeless count provides a snapshot of Central Oregon’s homeless population in a 24-hour time frame. While it is not a comprehensive count, it provides valuable information to those serving the homeless, helps to educate the public about the issues of homelessness in our region and helps direct public policy planning and development. Oregon Revised Statute 458.528 designates Oregon’s Housing and Community Services (OHCS) as an administering agency for homelessness policies. OHCS provides the Homeless Leadership Coalition with the count instructions and surveys. Households surveyed identified inability to afford rent, unemployment, and being kicked out as causes of homelessness. Nearly half of the surveyed households identified unemploy- (continued on page 25)

Dennis Luke (R)

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Veronica Schneider

Crowned Miss Frontier Days 2010 By Wendy Korn, News Correspondent Photography by Kathy DeBone

Veronica Schneider Miss Frontier Days

Congratulations to Veronica Schneider! She is our Miss Frontier Days 2010 and our La Pine representative for special events. She won $500 in scholarships to help pay for her college education. The La Pine Rodeo Queen, Chrystal Bates, along with the 2009 Miss Frontier Days, Rachel Schneider, crowned her at noon before the annual Crab Feed. Miss Frontier Days 2010 was in the Ford Leadership Group and worked very hard towards this accomplishment. u

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THE NEWBERRY EAGLE - La Pine Centennial Commemorative Issue • APRIL 2010

How Much Money Does it Take to Run a Campaign?

Advertising is not free, neither is traveling; sometimes gas alone can make a dent in our wallets. Here is the run-down of candidates for 2010: Republicans Dennis Luke and Tony DeBone are competing to make it to the general election for seat #1. Democrats competing against each other are: John Boyle, Dallas Brown, and John Gist. For seat #2 the contenders are Republicans Tammy Baney and Ed Barbeau. Tony DeBone, owner of Little D Technology, is a La Pine candidate with strong aspirations of winning this election. The Red Rooster graciously accepted DeBone under its wing for the morning of March 10, where the DeBone family gave “Elect Tony DeBone” buttons and water bottles to every attendee. DeBone spoke candidly to La Pine citizens about his views on high priority issues, mainly job creation. At the end of the discussion, he handed out envelopes to help pay for his campaign. Campaigns can be can be tracked using ORESTAR ( . ORESTAR is a campaign finance database provided by the Secretary of State that keeps the money transparent, or open to the public. As of March 28, DeBone received $3,300 in Cash Contributions. His opponent, Dennis Luke, received $4,575. Other candidate campaign contributions as of March 28 are listed in the table to the right. According to the Deschutes County, a candidate that expects to “to spend or receive more than $2,000” during their campaign must display a “dedicated campaign account” via ORESTAR. To put this all into perspective, look at the amount of money that exchanged hands during Alan Unger’s campaign for County Commissioner during 2008 and 2009. He received $19,476 in Cash Contributions, a $20,000 loan, and $6,206 in Pledges of Cash. He spent it on newspaper, radio, and television ads to reach his constituents. How much money did it take Alan Unger to win his campaign? Well over $50,000. u



Tammy Baney





County Commissioner since January 2007. She was born and raised in Deschutes county, and according to her campaign website, she is a “fiscal conservative and will continue to maximize your tax dollar”.

Ed Barbeau





Labeled himself as a “Restaurateur”, owns Pisano’s Pizza, an award winning restaurant and is a Private Investigator.

Tony DeBone



$3,300 La Pine

John Boyle 1 D

Not La Pine Found

Dallas Brown 1 D $580(LOANS) Bend & $755 John Gist



Currently finishing his third term as County Commissioner. He is also the vice-chairperson of Central Oregon Area Commission on Transportation and involved with numerous other committees in Oregon.



Submitted by the City of La Pine Notice is hereby given that the La Pine City Council will hold a Town Hall Meeting from 12:30 pm to 3:00 pm on Saturday, April 10, 2010, at the Finley Butte Park Building located at 51390 Walling Lane, La Pine, Oregon 97739. Also, the first half-hour of the meeting will be set aside to hear from local candidates who would like to speak from 12:30 pm to 1:00 pm. The purpose of this Town Hall meeting is to provide citizens an opportunity to attend and voice concerns, ask questions, submit input on projects and issues, and converse on various issues of interest and importance. Any candidate wishing to give a presentation must contact City Hall prior to April 3rd so that appropriate time can be scheduled for their presentation. For more information regarding this meeting, please contact Luana K. Damerval at (541) 536-1432. This meeting is subject to cancellation without notice. This meeting is open to the       public and interested citizens are invited to attend. The meeting location is accessible to persons with disabilities. A request for an interpreter for the hearing impaired or for of Tammy Baney other accommodations for persons with disabilities should be made at least 48 hours before the meeting to Luana K. Damerval at (541) 536-1432. u

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Dedication. Compassion. Experience. 

He occupies his time as a Political Consultant to Campaign Finance Group Washington DC. This is the same Dallas Brown that ran for Bend City Council in 2008. He holds a political science degree from the University of Oregon. A self-employed Industrial Real Estate Broker, with a political science degree from UCLA. Typed in an oversized “NONE” in his application under “Prior Governmental Experience”

*Above Orestar Status reports are cash contribution amounts. These amounts were reported on March 28, 2010.


According to his application he attended the “School of Hard Knocks”. Course of study? “Business of minding my own mostly”. (Photo unavailable)

D $400(LOAN) Bend


Dennis Luke

Owner of Little d Technology. Enjoys his political involvement with the La Pine Parks and Rec District. His campaign website says that he is “the right man to help bring Hi-Tech jobs” to the county.

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THE NEWBERRY EAGLE - La Pine Centennial Commemorative Issue • APRIL 2010

City of La Pine–Roll-Up Who Owns What?

Do you know those lights on Huntington? There is some confusion as to who owns them. Randy Rhoades attended the March city council session to request permission to change the banners that hang on them. He plans to print some new ones for his High Lakes Car Club Show and hang them prior to the event. His request prompted confusion by the council, saying they weren’t sure who owned them, then they realized there are no rules set in place yet on how to change them. Thanks for being proactive Randy and jumping on this early so everyone else will have a chance to sign up and use these posts!

New Face in Tourism...

Congratulations to Mike Jensen, from Jensen One Photography for landing a seat on the La Pine Tourism Committee. He is a renowned photography who feels comfortable spending his time making tourism happen for La Pine. During the last few weeks of March, the committee reviewed applications for a Tourism Grant and will submit their recommendations to the City Council sometime in May.

Laws For La Pine...

Congratulations (again) to Deborah McMahon of DMC Consulting and James Lewis of Foreterra LLC for landing themselves another contract with the city to create La Pine’s Urban Land Use Ordinances. As a “the newest city in Oregon”, La Pine has been working with these same contractors who officially completed the La Pine City Comprehensive Plan over the past year. They submitted the final map and document to the City Council on March 10. The city used funds from its $80,000 grant it received from the state of Oregon to pay for this work. You can read the 137 page document on the city’s website at The new contract they entered into is for the upcoming Land Use Ordinance. This is a huge stepping stone for a new city and will include input from the citizens of La Pine. The city plans to hold public hearings on items such as Subdivisions, Zoning, Signage, Lighting, and more. Any concerned citizen should be prepared to attend and express “what kind of livability standards you want”, says McMahon. All of the people involved with these ordinances, including the City Council, Planning Commission, and the hired consultants, need to know what the people want before getting started on these rules.

The Children Are Our Future...

City Council completed a couple of proclamations – they declared April 11-17 an official “Week of the Young Child”. It was a partnership with the National Association for the Education of Young Children and other groups to make it official that “the future of our community and state depends on the quality of the early childhood experiences provided to young children today.” Visit for activities during that week. The City Council also acknowledged that April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, dedicating this time “to the many children who live with abuse and neglect, and to remind ourselves that there may be something we can do to alleviate their suffering.” u

ANNOUNCEMENT City of La Pine Seeks Volunteers for Transportation Committee

The City of La Pine seeks City resident volunteers to apply for a new Transportation Committee. This is an advisory committee, to assist in the development of the City’s Transportation System Plan and provide advice to the City Council and the City’s Planning Commission on general transportation-related matters concerning or affecting the City of La Pine. The Committee will consist of seven members, five voting members and two nonvoting ex-officio members. Members will be appointed by the City Council and will consist of the following individuals: One voting member will be appointed from each of the 3 neighborhoods identified in the City’s Comprehensive Land Use Plan map (North, South and Central neighborhoods) for a total of 3 voting members. The other members of the committee will consist of one voting member of the Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and one voting member from the city’s Planning Commission. The two non-voting, ex-officio members will consist of one member of the City Council and one member from the Deschutes County Transp. Advisory Group. Applications will remain open until filled. Please find it on our website at Please send your application to: City of La Pine P.O. Box 3055, La Pine, OR 97739 Phone-541-536-1432 • Fax-541-536-1462 Email – u

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La Pine ReStore Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting – Very Successful

By Wendy Korn, Newberry Eagle Reporter The ReStore is a resale store that promises to bring community together through donations and volunteer work. The Newberry Habitat for Humanity ReStore held a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday March 5. At about 10:00 am, Mayor Kitty Shields and the La Pine Rodeo Queen Chrystal Bates kicked off this generous event. Community members were also there to help celebrate. Justin Cutler, the Director of La Pine Parks and Recreation, stopped by to donate two gently used office chairs, one of which was purchased before the volunteers could put a price tag on it. Many generous people have already donated their services to the store, and more have called the store looking for volunteer opportunities. To prepare for the event, The ReStore called in 13 volunteers to work in shifts throughout the day. Elizabeth, a volunteer working the digital cash register said that the last time she ran a register was “60 years ago and it went ‘cha-ching’”. Other volunteers helped eager customers load purchased items into their cars. Michael Beeson, the Newberry Habitat Board President, said that “we had such a successful weekend we really need more donations of building materials, cabinets, furniture, appliances, etc.”. In order to keep up this pace, the store needs a continuing flow of donations and volunteers. Donations Donations Donations Another La Pine business, Books Boxes and B.S., sold a large 14’ truck to the ReStore at a discounted price to use for picking up large items. They plan to use it to send out to businesses and homes for donation pick up. If you would like to have them pick up large items, such as building materials and couches, contact the Newberry Habitat office at (541) 593-5005. Donations can also be dropped off at the store during store business hours, which are Thursday-Saturday 9:30-5:00. They are located at 52684 Hwy 97, La Pine, OR. Remodeling for the ReStore The team at the La Pine ReStore, headed by Rolando Alonzo, completed the storefront in 3 months. They had to remodel the original building at Wickiup Junction and repair heating in the building to make it usable. Beeson said that the team received a lot of advice from the Bend ReStore, which has been opened since 1989 and has built 81 affordable homes by their Habitat for Humanity. Managers from surrounding ReStores in Sisters, Prineville, Redmond and Bend met in February and exchanged ideas to help make our store a success as well. All of ReStore’s proceeds benefit the Newberry Habitat for Humanity, which builds affordable homes in La Pine. u

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THE NEWBERRY EAGLE - La Pine Centennial Commemorative Issue • APRIL 2010

Interview with Tammy Baney(R)

By Wendy Korn, Newberry Eagle Reporter March 18th, Location: Deschutes County Building in Bend How do you propose to work directly with the people of Deschutes County if you are elected for another term?

Q: A: I think it’s important to be present. I believe whole-heartedly in relationships. And that is the start of any work that gets done. And I think that can’t be built if you are not present, actually meeting people and working with them...That’s really the only way that anything gets done in our world.

Q: What sources do you seek out for help when faced with a situation like Destination Resorts in South County? A: I talk to people. Also, marry that with community outreach through our department, which is community development, and making sure from a policy setting, leader-

ship role, that our departments are going out seeking that input. I saw a stack of cards from the Wetlands Inventory [meeting]. The stack had to have been about 6 inches thick, of comments that had come back and sometimes it’s difficult to go through that amount of material, but I see it as positive – that that amount of material is going to help us get to a decision. And often people will send an email, or phone call, or fill out a comment card and think ‘that’ll never get anywhere’. I think it’s important to realize that those comments do get heard, they are factored in and that is a way for us to create good policy and decisions. Additional comment on public involvement: “The way that policy gets set is that an idea comes forward, it gets worked into some sort of an ordinance, resolution, a map, whatever it might be we’re working on – say it’s destination resort remapping. It’s a document that’s going to get sent out – it’s not that ‘here we’re giving you what it is that is going to happen’, it’s ‘we’re giving you something to react to’. Are even close? Are we way of base? And that’s where the public comment comes in... You’re going to have people say “We want NO resorts”, or “we want ALL land mapped for resorts” - those are the extremes. Somewhere in the middle we have common ground, AND in the middle, we often have what we’re restricted to do. It’s important that people understand that the initial document really is not the gospel, it’s what you are to throw darts at to say ‘you’re close’, or ‘you’re a long way off’. That’s where the importance of that public involvement comes in.”

Interview with Ed Barbeau(R) (continued)

Q: What sources would you seek out for help when faced with a situation like Destination Resorts in South County? A: When it comes to Destination Resorts, there’s a lot of different dynamics happening here: we do need the tourism, we

need the jobs. But there’s another side “...progress is one thing that to that – how does it affect the local resiis going to happen whethdents? It’s important to talk to the folks er I make a decision or not.” going to be impacted... to take a look at what it’s going to bring to the area. Ed Barbeau With that said, progress is one thing that is going to happen whether I make a decision or not. I watched this happen where I grew up ... in Orange County. We had citrus trees everywhere and it was a shame to watch them go away. Nothing I could have done would have changed it. So with that said, if we do have a Destination Resort- and I’m going to look at Inn of the Seventh Mountain as an example (people do come to Bend and go to the Inn of the Seventh Mountain) they’ve worked with the local folks to make the impact on them smaller, yet it’s a great resort. We’ve got to balance the needs of the local folks with the needs to have the jobs and the tourism dollars.

Q:Anything else you would like to say to the public? A: I have noticed in the past that certain parts of the county seem to be getting taken care of better than others . For about 15 years I lived in Deschutes River Woods, which

seemed to get ignored... The way the landscaping was taken care of, wasn’t quite as nice as, for example, the west side of Bend. For a long time, I felt like certain parts of the county were ignored, and I think that it’s important to be fair to everybody. The Deschutes County Commissioners are overseeing the county, not just certain parts of the county. Everybody’s needs need to be looked at equally. This is very important to me. u

Interview with Dallas Brown(D) By Wendy Korn, Newberry Eagle Reporter Email Interview

Q:Who would you say you work for if once you became County Commissioner? Q: How do you plan to regain South County’s trust after a failed plan like the much A: When elected, I will be a strong advocate for the entire county, regardless of their debated Local Rule? location or financial status. The interests of the entire county are my special interests. I A: The fact the Local Rule was voted down, was probably the best thing that could’ve will work for the families of the county, for happened, for a couple of reasons: it was the end of a process that started out wrong. It’s the students, the seniors, and for the hard “The interests of the entire not saying that the county was wrong, or the citizens were wrong, ... We can all agree that it didn’t work. It brought the community together in a way that I think was just the most wonderful result out of a negative situation. You have now the Community Action Group, and you have a lot more consensus and collaboration within a community that already worked very well together. But this really rallied them and said “look, we can make a difference” and they did. In local government when you see something like that happen, I don’t know anything that could be better than seeing a community come together like that. For me, my job is to make sure that what we’re putting forward makes “We should not be in the sense (and that one did not)... we should not be groundwater business.” in the groundwater business...I think the end result is exactly where it should be. The inTammy Baney formation that we put out...was so incredibly scientific. How do we convey that to the public that’s actually going to be bearing the cost for that? It behooves us as leadership and local officials to make sure that we can go to a citizen and say “Does this make sense to you?” and if they say “No”, it’s our job to go back and make it make sense. u

Interview with Ed Barbeau(R) By Wendy Korn, Newberry Eagle Reporter March 17th, Location: Pisano’s in Bend

working men and women of Central Oregon. I will work diligently to best represent the entire community.

county are my special interests. ” -Dallas Brown

Q:How do you plan to work with the people of Deschutes County? A: Through communication and transparency. Recent politicians have failed to adequately engage the community with an open ear and mind. I pledge to make it a priority

of my office to seek input from the community at large to better address the issue facing the county.

Q: What sources would you as a Commissioner seek help when you are faced with a situation like destination resorts in South County? A: I would initiate conversation not only with the affected residents, but also business leaders, and state and local government. I will make my decisions on an individual basis,balancing the economic benefits with the environmental and aesthetic impacts.

Q: How do you plan to regain South County’s trust in commissioners after a failed plan, known as the much debated Local Rule? A: I plan on spending a lot of time in South County, meeting with the residents and local businesses. Only through direct engagement will the County Commissioners repair the fractured relationship.

Q:What are your plans for your personal businesses if you are elected? Q:Anything you would like to tell the public in your own words? A: I have two businesses. I’m a private investigator; I do worker’s comp, insurance A: I would like to let the public know that my door would always be open. They fraud, surveillance work. I have personnel that are doing I manage the business should never hesitate to contact me with questions or concerns. I want to know what I end of that for them. That company’s running on its own. This company here (Pisano’s) - I’ve got a manager ... he’s been with me for almost three years. Business is picking up and I don’t feel this [election] is going to impact my time or my ability to do the job.

Q: How do you propose to work with the people of the Deschutes County once you’re elected? A: I think there’s some differences between the way the commissioners have worked with the citizens in the past and what I’m thinking. First thing, I think transparency

is important. I don’t believe that we’ve been completely transparent with the general population. One good example is La Pine- the problems that citizens have had with County Commissioners... There’s a complete disconnect between the County Commissioners and the folks in La Pine. That also has happened in other places – if you look at Jefferson county, they’ve had problems with their County Commissioners. I don’t want to do that. Transparency is my number one issue. If you know what I’m thinking, you know where I’m going with the business of the county, I think that it would make it very easy for you to give me a call and say “Ed, this concerns me”. You would never hear an answer from me like “that’s an inappropriate question”.

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THE NEWBERRY EAGLE - La Pine Centennial Commemorative Issue • APRIL 2010

Interview with Tony DeBone(R) By Wendy Korn, Newberry Eagle Reporter

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Interview with John Gist(D) (continued) with forward thinking will Deschutes County grow into the thriving region and maintain the quality of life that we all have chosen as our home.

Q:What your plans for your personal business if win the election? Q:How do you propose to work with the people of Deschutes County? A:As commissioner I will turn over the day to day duties at our business to my wife A: One of the things I think I am offering is a new perspective and an energized Christina. Christina has been actively working in our company for over 11 years. She is personality ready to do this job... So there’s people out there that really know and want March 9th, Location: Johnson C. Johnson Center in La Pine

specific things from the county, there’s a lot of people who may not be as engaged. I think I will very much be an open and willing personality for people to connect with as residents of the Deschutes County.

Q: What sources would you as a commissioner seek out for help when you are faced with a situation like destination resorts in South County? A: There’s existing staff at the county level and those guys are paid experts in the areas of community development and permitting, but also we have the state level laws...

licensed here in Oregon and will continue our business as usual. This is an opportunity for both of us to expand our horizons and work in our community. u

Interview with Dennis Luke(R) By Wendy Korn, Newberry Eagle Reporter

March 16, Location: Deschutes County Building in Bend

but making relationships with business owners, land owners and the people of the area. So when we refer to resorts in South County, it may be in “I will personally have to gain trust with Klamath County that a resort the residents of the county and I will is going to be coming online... At the state legislature, they make sure to fight for what is right.” passed a law recently that says Tony DeBone that there’s a 25 mile distance around a resort area that they need to evaluate affected traffic patterns and flow of people. If there’s a lot more people coming to your stores or use services from a 25 mile radius, you need to be able to mitigate some of that. But yeah, getting to know the land owners and the business owners and the residents of the area. I’ve had no problems with that in the past - I’ve enjoyed connecting with people from my Park and Rec experience.

Q:How do you propose to work directly with the people of Deschutes County? A: It’s the same way I have for the last 11 some years. As a legislator, I’ve represent district 54 which went from the middle of Bend... La Pine, Gilchrist, Crescent, did town

comes to making a decision. I will be very open with everyone in public meetings and private discussion about the input I am getting and why I will make a decision. I will personally have to gain trust with the residents of the county and I will make sure to fight for what is right.

that citizens [steering] committee. We had some citizen’s committees and we’re sharing census data with the DEQ (if they choose to use it) so you can make sure you get representation from all the different areas and we look forward to “I spent a lot of time with ODOT, the La their plan for addressing that Pine City Council, and our road departissue. The county also put partial funding for doing the ment working on the solution to Wickiup recently completed study on Junction.” - Dennis Luke the feasibility of using sewers. Sunriver did that study and looked at the area around it. It’s completed, it’s a little expensive – $18 to $19,000 per house, but at least we know now- everything before that was kind of a guess. All we can do is keep trying and hopefully are able to find a solution that most everyone can agree on.

halls down in those areas, represented issues... I’ve represented that area since 1993 and worked on numerous issues down there. People have my phone number, people have never been hesitant to call me, or email me now... I’ve been happy to go down and meet with them, talk with them.... I spent a lot of time with ODOT, the La Pine City Council, and our road department working on the solution to Wickiup Junction. The intersection there by McDonald’s - I went down personally and met with the City Council along with ODOT and other interested parties on looking for solutions to that. That’s my job to go out there and do that. That’s what I do.

Q: How do you plan to regain South County’s trust in commissioners after a failed Q:How do you plan to regain South County’s trust after a failed plan like the much debated Local Rule? plan like the much debated Local Rule? A: As a commissioner I plan on actively listening to the residents of the whole county A:Well, we have a lot to keep working on. The DEQ has taken over the ground waand confirming through personal dialog that I understand people’s concerns when it ter area. We stand ready to assist the DEQ in any way we can. They’re putting together Q: What are your plans for your business, Little d Technology, and your present position with the Parks and Rec Board of Directors? A: For myself, Little d Technology is a happy healthy thriving business right now. Kathy does the websites and office management. We’ve hired two people like last week

so we’re going to get those guys up to speed and one of them kind of takes over my job a little bit and the other one’s doing inside work. We’re real happy to say it looks like Little d Technology will be fine without me...It’s a success story in the fact that we’re hiring somebody and creating 2 jobs. [As for] the Park District...right now I am three years into a four year term and by January next year, if I’m elected... I would drop my Park District job, which means they would have to appoint somebody for about 6 months...that’s pretty exciting really.

Q:Anything else you would like to tell the public? A: I’m very excited about the possibilityof taking my public service committment to the next level. I’ve enjoyed my LPPR District Board responsibilities. It was a really hard challenge at times but I know that it’s a good fit for public leadership for me personally. u

Interview with John Gist(D) By Wendy Korn, Newberry Eagle Reporter Email Interview

Q:How do you plan to work with people of Deschutes County? A: I will work with the 180,000 people of Deschutes County by treating the voters as customers where I am providing them a service. Q: What sources would you as a Commissioner seek out for help when you are faced with a situation like destination resorts in South County? A: The sources I would seek out to serve the voters of South County are local community groups; such as the chamber of commerce, building association, local environ-

mental interests and land owners. This will allow me to integrate the ideas of the citizens and give me greater communication with the citizens.

Q:Why was it Sunriver that did the study? A: Because Sunriver has a sewer system and Sunriver’s permit is up for renewal. DEQ asked them to take a look at their system, and in that process ... they looked

at moving their system out on Cottonwood, outside the development itself, across the railroad tracks. As part of that they came to us and they said ‘you know if we do that, we could expand the capacity of the system and add other houses’. We didn’t have any clear numbers and DEQ didn’t have any clear numbers on what it would cost to run a system out there, and so this [study] gave us some numbers... The numbers can be reduced by federal or state grants if they are available, but in the current economic climate it’d be difficult to find one.

Q: A: Because of the foreclosures, a lot of the back property taxes are being paid... we’re looking at expanding a fund that we have that we would work with -- EDCO – Eco-

When there is a surplus of money in the county budget, how do you plan to use it to stimulate the economy?

nomic Development of Central Oregon, to establish a fund that get existing businesses... and any new businesses to encourage them to want to expand or to move here...We also want to help existing businesses and new businesses if we can with some funds, moving costs, or relocation costs. The other thing I think government can do is to make sure that we have good infrastructure. That means roads, good truck routes...a good airport, sewer water, those kinds of things. We want to make sure there’s land available. That’s one of the reasons the county created LIGI a few years ago , which is made up of private citizens to manage that industrial park. Any money from lot sales goes back into develop those lots. We’ve signed 2 agreements with biomass organizations to build biomass plants there. We sell that property at our cost so we can get businesses to move in down there and I think we’ve been pretty successful.

Q:Anything else you would like to tell the public? Q: How do you plan to regain South County’s trust in commissioners after a failed A: “I believe my experience will be of benefit to County Government and our citiplan, known as the much debated Local Rule? zens during these challenging economic times. Deschutes County is a great place to live A: As your commissioner I will work with the local community to regain their trust and work. I feel very fortunate to serve as one of its elected County Commissioners. The in our county government. By listening to their thoughts and opinions, and working to County has faced some major challenges during my term on the Board. We have tried to integrate the many interests involved in these complex issues. My background for 30 years has involved me in multiple aspects of real estate. I have had many employees over the past decades and I realize the varying opinions in solving the same issues. Only

meet those challenges in a thoughtful, deliberate manner while trying to keep the public informed and involved. I have learned a lot during the last eleven years on the Board and I would like to continue to serve the people of Deschutes County.” - Dennis Luke u

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Rep. Whisnant Laments Unsustainable Spending Lack Of Focus On Job Creation During 2010 Session

SALEM— As the 2010 session concludes today, Rep. Gene Whisnant (R-Sunriver) today said the Legislature failed to focus on improving the economy this month, and that new spending approved this session will threaten the state budget and critical state services in the future. “Despite the recent passage of income and corporate tax increases, the Legislature increased new spending by $30 million and expanded the state’s payroll by 200 positions,” Rep. Whisnant said. “Rather than making state spending more sustainable, legislative leadership emptied our reserves and increased our state debt. Even worse, the Legislature didn’t address the chronic unemployment that is hurting Oregon families.” Rep. Whisnant said he is disappointed that legislative leadership blocked several Republican measures aimed at improving private sector job creation. However, the House passed several bills to expand regulation and red tape on businesses that are struggling to retain workers and survive the recession. “It’s a mistake for the Legislature to approve 200 new government positions and declare ‘mission accomplished,’” Rep. Whisnant said. “Oregon’s private sector is continuing to lose jobs, and the current legislature only seems interested in passing new taxes and regulations on employers. As long as Oregon remains closed for business, we will fail to create jobs and generate the tax revenue we need to protect schools, public safety and other critical services.” Despite his disappointment, Rep. Whisnant said he was pleased to support several bipartisan bills, including an extension of unemployment benefits for jobless Oregonians. Rep. Whisnant also supported reforming the state’s out-of-control Business Energy Tax Credit, as well as legislation to provide more assistance to Oregon’s returning veterans. “Working with members of the other party, I was able to pass a destination resort reform bill and an extension of guest ranches plus a bill to help improve visual screening of our students,” Rep. Whisnant reported. “While I strongly supported extended unemployment benefits, I understand that my constituents want permanent, family-wage jobs,” Rep. Whisnant said. “The 2010 session offered a few bipartisan accomplishments, but I’m disappointed the Legislature didn’t address the most urgent issues facing our state.” u Gene Whisnant (right) and Chris Tefler (left) lead a town hall meeting in La Pine on March 2nd, 2010 and heard from the citizens. Some of the topics included: annual session regularity, job creation, tax incentives, lobbyists, crimes vs. prison time, bills passed at sessions, school funding increases and PERS personnel costs.

Message from the Editor in Chief

Discover Better Options I have been thinking a great deal about the behavioral options we give ourselves. This month a very tragic suicide occurred with one of our La Pine business owners. The owner of La Pine Dry Cleaners committed a murder-suicide, investigators said. Joachim Steffan murdered his family and pets, then hung himself. He was struggling with financial issues, and the possibility of being deported back to Germany, so he resorted to this brutal crime. I felt very angry at him because he took the life of his 7 year old son. I wondered why people do these things. When I was a little girl, my uncle took his own life. I was shocked when I heard about it. Then, I became aware that he didn’t know how much he was loved. A few years ago, my 91 year old uncle took his own life because he was sick and didn't want to live the rest of his life in a nursing home. Some family members thought his suicide was justifiable, given his circumstances. I felt it was wrong. I believe that suicide is a damaging influence on one’s children and grandchildren. I strongly believe that people need to discover better options for themselves, than suicide. I believe the cause of suicide is a closed mind that doesn't know any other options. Joachim Steffan had other options, but he only saw one, and it was a dark and narrow option. His other options could have been to accept his family’s deportment to Germany with happiness, and an open mind. He could have perceived it as a fresh start. He

Sandra Jones could have sought help from the community, church, or counselling. I do not know what another person is truly going through until I "walk in his moccasins". But, from the outside looking in, I see that there is so much love and goodness for these people. If only they could know the great love that exists for them in this universe. The love that offers better options is within every human being. I wish my uncles had opened up to it. This message is for myself and anyone out there that needs more options. Realize this: there are many different ways to solve a problem. If you are not aware of your many optional solutions, that doesn't mean they do not exist. The key is to be open to the answers–better answers. When we "open the door" to better answers, they come. Be active, be patience, be positive, and walk faithfully on your path. u

Message from the Senior Account Executive

Welcome Jon S. Heaton Since arriving in La Pine some weeks ago, I am absolutely amazed by our readership and advertisers alike. Their continued support in every fashion announces the plain truth- The Newberry Eagle is alive and well. Our new advertisers are extremely encouraged with our new cost effective programs to appeal to their own marketing efforts and bottom lines. In short, we are here for you as the “most widely read” publication in the La Pine Basin. u

Contact Jon at 541-536-3972 or jon@ for more information. Photography by Wendy Korn

Message from the Newberry Eagle Reporter

My Balancing Act You know how when you look for something in life, it shows up more and more? Even if it’s just a word or a number that you have been noticing? Well, I started pondering the word ‘balance’ and its meaning for me. Sure enough, it appeared nearly everyday for a week. The word manifested itself on the cover of a book I recently purchased. It was also on the title of a CD that I was listening to over and over. After I opened my eyes to those clues, I opened my heart and accepted all possible meanings and occurrences of balance in my life. The obvious one was physical balance. I would be riding my bike and all of a sudden realize I wasn’t being held up by magic – it was my ability to balance a 30lb bicycle on top of the earth. Awesome. I also attend yoga the local studio, Sabai, and can’t help but notice the power and strength that I gain from balance poses. Even just standing on two feet in mountain pose can wake up my sense of balance! In order to maintain some sort of sanity, I have to balance my work and play times. If I don’t force myself to quit working, go home, watch a little T.V., imbibe once in a while, then how could I possibly relax? It makes sense to take time to balance my needs (work) with my wants (play). On a larger scale, the entire state of Oregon is doing its own balancing act. I noticed this after attending city meetings, reading state wildlife reports, talking with county commissioners, etc. When natural reserves run low, then precious land becomes locked under law and the scale tips in favor of conserving our parks, lakes, and wildlife. If we need a road cut through the forest in order to prevent fatal accidents, then the scale tilts in favor of growth for the sake of safety. Think of the balancing act that elected officials must go through. Our La Pine Planning Commission is currently experience this push and pull. The city has finally reached a point where we can create new ordinances, relinquishing our bond to the county’s ordinances, and creating room for growth in La Pine. It will take our community some time to get it right, but eventually we will be able to balance the needs of the city of La Pine, with the wants of the Citizens. u

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Messages From TAPS

TAPS Creates Enriching Activities During Spring Break Photos and Article by Wendy Korn, Newberry Eagle Reporter

La Pine - Think Again Parents kicked off Spring Break with fun events for young women ages 11-18. On March 22nd, about 30 girls gathered in the La Pine High School auditorium. They signed up for classes like ROTC Intro, Real Beauty Within, and African Drumming. The classes were taught by teachers who want to assist the girls with physical and spiritual growth, as well as self-esteem. During the ROTC Intro class, Lt. Commander Alyssa Price explained a little about her experience at the program at La Pine High School. She said that although the discipline was difficult to get used to, she eventually started having fun by joining different teams and entering in competitions. Now in her senior year, Price is the highest ranking member of the Navy Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps. She encouraged her peers during the session to join because it teaches self-discipline, self-confidence, and leadership skills. At the African Drumming class, Dave gave 12 girls each a djembe drum to play with. He explained that this instrument can be used as an alternate voice for a shy person. Take the drum out, hit it for a while, and a story will evolve from both your hands and the sound of the drum. By the end of the session, he had everybody banging confidently on their djembes. Dave teaches group classes in Bend and Redmond. u


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Most Homeowners Aren’t Prepared for the Unexpected; Are You Ready for Higher Building Costs? By Andy Meeuwsen, Country Financial

For many people, their home is their biggest asset. Yet, many might have to pay tens of thousands of dollars in unexpected costs if their home needs to be rebuilt. That means most American homeowners are putting their financial security in jeopardy without even knowing it. According to a survey by Marshal & Swift/Boeckh, a company specializing in estimating home construction costs, the average homeowner has enough insurance to rebuild only about 80 percent of their house. Do you have an extra $30,000 to $50,000 lying around to cover the rest? Why So Many Homeowners Aren’t Prepared Two main reasons explain why this has turned into a national problem: 1. Knowledge. Many people simply don’t know what their policy covers. Plus, a recent study by JD Power and Associates shows as many as 50% of homeowners


incorrectly believe the insurance company or their insurance representative—not themselves—bear the responsibility for determining the replacement cost of their home and its contents. 2. Increases in rebuilding costs. The price of building materials has spiked in recent years. Labor costs have also gone up. Some disaster prone areas have even mandated new building codes, which makes rebuilding more expensive, and many policyholders do not update their coverages on a periodic basis. Learn About Replacement Costs Additional replacement cost coverage might be the answer. If you qualify for additional replacement cost protection, should your home be destroyed, it will be rebuilt to the way it was before. The cost is covered even if the price rises above the limit on your basic policy. Not every replacement cost policy is the same. Many insurance companies place limits on their replacement cost policies. They cap the maximum amount they will pay to rebuild a destroyed home. These caps traditionally total 120 and 130 percent of the home’s value. If the cost to rebuild your home is higher than 20 to 30 percent of your insured amount, you are responsible for covering the additional expense. The COUNTRY Financial group is among only a handful of insurers offering additional replacement cost coverage, with no caps, for qualified homes. That means COUNTRY will pay the costs (less your policy deductible) to rebuild your house to the way it was2 should it be destroyed, even if the cost is higher than your policy limit. With a no-cap replacement cost policy, you can maintain the financial security of your family through even tough times. Complete an Insurance and Financial Review To find out if you have adequate home insurance, contact your insurance representative or company. Ask them specifically about what costs would be covered by your policy should your home be destroyed. Many people believe contacting their financial representative to review their coverage is only necessary after major life changes, such as purchasing a new home or having a child. While these life changes are cause to review your insurance coverage, it is also important to keep little changes in mind. For example, purchasing an expensive item for your home is a change that can make a difference in your insurance coverage needs. In fact, an annual review of your insurance coverage ensures you have the protection you need for you and your family. u

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Equestrian (continued from page 1)

Ghost Rock Ranch Rescue Horse - “Cowboy”

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OHSET’s First Meet Results

Photography by Action Taken

La Pine High School’s OHSET (Oregon High School Equestrian Team) wins Medium School Division at 1st Meet of 2010 Season

years to get him to take a halter without Dressage: issue. His original name was Rocky. His Dani Schneider 9th gait was off balance because of the overgrowth on what appeared to be a “club” Working Rancher: Charisa Bates, 7th foot. Chuck Wieshoff spent months asking for Rocky’s trust. Eventually, he started to Stock Seat Equitation: allow us to work on his feet. The “club” Chrystal Bates, 16th foot would grow twice as fast as the other Samantha Hollinger, 17th Dani Schneider, 26th hooves, so it demanded that our farrier had a good relationship with this horse. Trail: We were told he had been ridden in Chrystal Bates, 7th the past but that it was dangerous for both Kelsi Dozier, 10th horse and rider. He had no courage or Samantha Hollinger, 10th trust; the smallest error could have been Dani Schneider, 23rd a mistake. We hired three different trainers to Showmanship: work with Rocky but no one really knew Chrystal Bates 9th how to attract his positive side until Clan- Dani Schneider, 16th cy Dalan met Rocky. The first thing he did Samantha Hollinger, 22nd was change his name to Cowboy. Said it Steer Daubing: suited him better - and it did. With a lot of Chrystal Bates 15th 1 catch regular work and time spent in the corrals, Charisa Bates, 21st 1 catch Cowboy started to enjoy the halter game, playing in the round pen, looked forward Reining: to his ferrier working with his feet. He be- Samantha Hollinger 11th Charisa Bates, 12th came balanced. We finally allowed him in the meadow Kelsi Dozier, 14th with the herd. Soon to discover, Cowboy was a late cut stallion and had zero man- Individual Flags: Kelsi Dozier, 12th, 13.120 ners with the mares. He wanted to fight Bailey Fettinger, 21st, 18.640 for his place among the herd with the geld- Shayla Rydel, 33rd, 37.00 ings. This took months to sort out. Eventually, Cowboy was turned over to George Stark. On the Ranch, George was able to spend quality time with Cowboy. Pretty soon Cindy Cronin would pony Cowboy with George’s horse, and over time, Cowboy was riding on a regular basis without trainers. He’s just starting to discover the trails. He’s an amazing young Arab with Spanish Lace markings on his back. He loves to be worked but needs a soft hand and a kind leg. Arabs are amazing athletes - he’d be great for a intermediate rider. Come and watch George and Cindy train him so you can take over the next stop for Cowboy’s success. u For info about leasing a rescue horse at RIGHT Ghost Rock Ranch, call 541-536-5593. George Stark of Stark’s BELOW-“Cowboy”-One of many Custom Saddles Rescued horses for lease at & Cowboy Ghost Rock Ranch.

La Pine OHSET team: Kelsi Dozier, Chrystal Bates, Charisa Bates, Shayla Rydel, Samantha Hollinger, Dani Schneider, Nicky Chapman & Bailey Fettinger

Keyhole: Charisa Bates, 6th 8.300 Nicky Chapman, 17th, 10.970 Bailey Fettinger, 18th, 11.090 Hunt Seat Equitation: Samantha Hollinger 15th Dani Schneider 33rd Poles: Shayla Rydel, 10th, 25.330 Nicky Chapman, 29th, 30.080 Bailey Fettinger, 39th, 31.420 Figure 8: Shayla Rydel, 7th, 11.630 Nicky Chapman, 35, 15.010 Bailey Fettinger, 39th, 15.500

Working 4s Drill Team: Chrystal Bates, Kelsi Dozier, Dani Schneider & Samantha Hollinger, 2nd Team Canadian Flags: Team B: Dani Schneider, Bailey Fettinger, Nicky Chapman, Charisa Bates 9th Team A: Chrystal Bates, Kelsi Dozier, Samantha Hollinger, Shayla Rydel 13th Barrels: Chrystal Bates, 9th 15.92, Shayla Rydel, 15th ,16.640, Nicky Chapman, 35th, 20.340, Bailey Fettinger, 48th. 22.370 Working Pairs: Chrystal Bates & Kelsi Dozier, 3rd, Samantha Hollinger & Charisa Bates, 6th Shayla Rydel & Dani Schneider, 14th, Bailey Fettinger & Nicky Chapman, 16th Bi-Rangle: Shayla Rydel & Samantha Hollinger, 12th 29.29 Kelsi Dozier & Chrystal Bates, 16th, 30.15 Bailey Fettinger & Nicky Chapman, 25th, 37.79 Dani Schneider & Charisa Bates, 32nd, 43.24

Photo credit correction: Ohset team photo March issue Photography by “Action Taken”

In Hand Obstacle Relay: Team A Kelsi Dozier, Chrystal Bates, Charisa Bates, Samantha Advisor Christina Bates, 541-419-1055, Central District Media, Kathy Russell 541-419-892 Hollinger, 3rd Team B Shayla Rydel, Dani 2nd meet-April 2-4 • 3rd meet-April 16-18 Schneider, Bailey Fettinger, Nicky @ Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center Chapman, 11th

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Looking for a way to Make a Difference? Meet new people? Get Involved?

By Dan Varcoe, La Pine Chamber of Commerce, Executive Director

Check out these opportunities and…”Save the Date” The Little Deschutes Lodge will be having Open House 10am and 2pm on the following dates: April 3rd, April 10th, April 17th and April 24th. An additional 26 unit complex is under consideration. The first building opened in February and was filled within 10 days. If you have driven by, you know how beautiful this place is… and everyone tells me it is even more attractive and comfortable inside. With rental rates starting at $330/month including utilities and almost everything you need within walking distance, living here would be “Easy to do”. The owner is looking for confirmation that there continues to be a demand for this kind of quality housing. Just fill out a brief questionnaire, which is available at the Senior Center and the La Pine Chamber of Commerce. April 10th Spring Ghost Rock Ranch – What a beautiful setting. Starting at 9:00am, it is sponsored by the La Pine Rodeo Association. Barrels, Pole Bending, Keyhole & More! Food, Fun & Camaraderie. Entry fee for participants (includes all games). Public is invited at no charge. For more information call (541) 536-8094 or visit their web site: April 17th Concert and Dinner at the Ranch House – Music by Lino from 5:30pm to 10:00pm at Ghost Rock Ranch. Experience a romantic dinner and an evening away with your sweetheart at this one of a kind event. Overnight get-away packages are available. Tickets & Reservations: Carol Swendsen at 541-536-1335 or email: and May 17th, La Pine Volunteer Fair – 4pm at the White School Building – Come make a connection that may be “Life-Changing”. Non-Profit Organizations that are all filling important needs in the La Pine community will display and share information on how to get involved with their group in a meaningful way. Details: 541-536-9771 u

Your Investments

Spring is here — time to spruce up your house, get rid of clutter and get things organized. But this year, go beyond your home and yard when you do your spring cleaning and look for ways to rejuvenate your investment portfolio. Of course, you don’t have to take an “out with the old, in with the new” approach just for the sake of changing things up. But to consistently make progress toward your financial goals, you may need to make adjustments in response to changes in the financial markets, the economy and your personal situation. And springtime is as good a time as any to take a fresh look at your investment situation.

So consider these suggestions: • Dispose of things that aren’t working. Whether it’s a burnt-out computer, a nonvacuuming vacuum cleaner or a treadmill that lost its grip back when “the Web” was reserved for spiders, we all own things that are no longer useful. And the same may be true of some of your investments. If one hasn’t performed the way you had hoped, and you’ve given it adequate time, you may be better off by replacing it and using the proceeds to purchase another investment. • Get rid of duplicates. If you went through everything in your house, you might find several items that do the same thing. Do you really need two toaster ovens? And how many radios can you listen to at one time? If you looked at your investment portfolio in this same way, you might be surprised to find some redundancies. For example, do you own several

stocks issued by similar companies that make similar products? This might not be a problem when the stock market is booming, but it could be a definite concern if a downturn affects the industry to which these companies belong. Always look for ways to diversify your holdings. While diversification, by itself, can’t guarantee profits or protect against loss, it can help you reduce the effects of volatility. • Put things back in order. Over time, and inadvertently, the spaces in your home can get “out of balance.” Perhaps you have too many chairs in one corner, your flat-screen television is crowding out your family pictures, or your new desk takes up too much space in your home office. With some rearranging, however, you can usually get things back in order. And the same need for rearrangement may apply to your portfolio, which might have become unbalanced with too much of one investment and too little of another. This situation could undermine your financial strategy, especially if the imbalance means you are taking on too much risk or, conversely, if your holdings have become too conservative to provide the growth you need. So look for ways to restore your portfolio to its proper balance — one that reflects your risk tolerance, time horizon and long-term goals. By giving your portfolio an annual spring cleaning, you can help make sure it reflects your current needs and is positioned to help you make progress toward your key financial objectives. And you won’t even have to get near the dust cloths or furniture polish.

This article was written by Edward Jones for use by your local Edward Jones financial advisor. See Bob Cox’ ad on this page. u

April 2010 Vet Watch By Trisha White, VFW Member, Navy Gulf War Veteran, Assistant Veteran Services Officer Deschutes County, Navy/Army Wife, Veteran Advocate

Newberry Habitat for Humanity is looking for a few good Vets! If you have a need for housing, can put in 400 hours work on your house, meet the minimum income requirements and have a manageable debt load allowing you to afford low monthly payments, you may qualify for one of the 24 homes we will build in La Pine over the next 10 years. Contact us to find out or drop by the new Habitat ReStore in Wickiup Junction to pick up an application. If you have a few hours to spare you also welcome as volunteers in the ReStore or on the construction site in La Pine. Help us win the war on sub-standard housing in southern Deschutes County. Bend Habitat is holding orientations for home ownership May 18 and 20 at 6 p.m. at the Bend office, 1860 NE 4th St. Call for more details (541) 385-5387 ext. 229, or Call Randy in Sunriver, Executive Director for Newberry Habitat for Humanity Phone: 541-593-5005.

La Pine Outreach Veteran Services available by appointment 541.385.3214 See you in LaPine, Trisha White 541.317.3184, 541.728.6993. u

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FOOD The Foodie Column

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Available all summer

Stop by La Pine Grange Saturday Market and Say Hi to Bob

By T. Myers, Citizen Contributor Here we are- looking at Easter, a touch of green in the trees and bushes around our homes, with a delicious shade of green coming back to the lawns (if you have them) and a few little wildflowers in the fields. We Lapinites really don’t ever say that winter is gone until May or June, but when Easter comes, I sigh a little sigh of relief that warm weather is on its way and I will be able to get outside more. That means more al fresco meals, times for a relaxing visit out on the patio with friends, and a better attitude all around. I have written about the Easter Feast for several years. By now you probably have your own special ways of preparing your foods. My past menus were full of delicious recipes for roast leg of lamb accompanied by sides of roasted potatoes and spring peas with mint, fresh salad greens, and hardboiled colored eggs that your guests crack and peel then dip into bowls of good olive oil, Grey Poupon mustard, and balsamic vinegar in the Russian style. Top your meal off with a fresh strawberry shortcake slathered with sweet whipped cream and the meal will be one to treasure. I also talked about baking a good quality ham and serving it with potatoes au gratin or a delicious potato salad, a mixed spring greens salad with lots of carrots, radishes and spring onions, then add lime Jell-o with pears topped with mayonnaise and grated sharp cheddar cheese to complete the spring green theme and with a rhubarb tart for dessert, you have another successful meal. I always have a good sweet bread in the form of dinner rolls or Hot Cross Buns with plenty of sweet cream butter and good tea or coffee with the dessert. If you

drink wine, a sparkling Brut or a nice dry Riesling will go with everything. How can you make your table special? You cannot go wrong with white crisp linens, pastels of any color for your flowers and candles and don’t forget the pretty colored eggs that can stretch across your table as points of Easter color for each guest. Make sure you have water glasses, wine glasses and coffee/tea cups ready to use, and set the tableware so that your dessert fork/spoon is across the top of your plate. I always set up my dessert plates in advance so they are ready. A big cloth napkin, or one of the many special paper products that celebrate the Easter holiday will add to the festivities. My family eats our dinner in the afternoon, but if you gather in the evening, some white votive candles are lovely to linger over as you dine and visit. We don’t sit down together too often, so Easter, Passover, and other spring celebrations give us a good reason to savor our meals and our company. I think it would be great if you used your ethnic heritage to plan your dinner; a cheesy casserole of Chicken Enchiladas, Roast Beef with mashed potatoes and gravy, a delicious Irish dinner of Champ (potatoes and sautéed leeks) with smoked slab Canadian style bacon and buttered cabbage, baked Salmon with spring herbs and a side dish of herbed rice pilaf, French Omelet with fines herbs and a side salad of greens and fresh classic vinaigrette. Add crust bread, a dish of fresh strawberry sorbet with real berries on top and you are creating a memory for all of your guests.

I hope your time to celebrate is fabulous and Bon Appetit!u

Books, Events, & Authors Sunriver Books

Review and Photography Provided By Deon Stonehouse, Sunriver Books & Music

Join us on Saturday April 3rd at 5:00 PM to celebrate Diane Hammond’s latest book, Seeing Stars. Expect to have lots of fun - we have much to celebrate. Seeing Stars has just released and is already an “Indie Next” pick. Hollywood sparkles as child actors reach for that gold ring, desperate to make the next booking and land the part that will make them a star. Ruth is Bethy’s biggest fan, her confidence in her daughter strong enough to leave her husband, Hugh, behind in Seattle while she spends real bucks in Hollywood helping Bethy search for a big break.  Allison is picture perfect pretty with talent to burn, but is it enough to book the part that will make her a star?  Quinn’s

star is rising, but he is so volatile he might burn too hot and fall like a shooting star. The characters feel real, full of angst, ambition and heart.  The story draws you into the drama in these young lives as they try booking Hollywood. Challenges litter their way, from curt casting agents to demanding directors and insane traffic. Hollywood is a town that hums along on a different frequency from other places; it dances to the beat of a whole different band. Surviving will require talent, drive, and a keen desire to win. Diane Hammond brings this world to Technicolor life as she draws you into the whirlwind of booking Hollywood. Diane’s Last


uts N ! CALL Bob Wiesner h s e r F ruits les b a t e g e 503-551-5863 F V book, Hannah’s Dream, was a national best seller. A moving story about a man and an elephant sharing a dream, it was one of our book club’s favorite selections. Seeing Stars has the same good writing with a compelling story to tell. Diane Hammond also wrote Going to Bend and Homesick Creek. Come help us launch her latest book! Let’s help her reach the national best seller’s lists again! Jane Kirkpatrick returns to Sunriver Books & Music on Saturday April 17th at 5:00 PM for An Absence so Great. Jane has written a story very close to her heart, the story of her grandmother Jessie. By writing the fictional account of her Grandmother’s life, she allows her to live again in the pages of a book, she keeps her story alive. Jane began Jessie’s story in A Flickering Light. Young Jessie was captivated by photography. Her uncle gave her a camera; it sparked a lifelong passion for capturing the world on film. Everyone in her family worked hard to make ends meet. Young Jessie was expected to contribute too. Fortune smiled on her when she landed a job in the photographic studio of F. J. Bauer. Her passion and determination caught Bauer’s eye. Bauer’s kindness and interest touched Jessie’s heart. He was older and married, it was a situation bound to cause complications. Jessie left home to make her way in the world on her own. Now in An Absence So Great, Jane will conclude Jessie’s story. Jessie had many adventures, she did not sit on the sidelines of life. She provides her granddaughter with a basket full of memories to use in writing her story. Jane’s last books were set in Oregon. Aurora is a work of non-fiction full of historical detail and pictures about the founding of Aurora Oregon. It shows the beautiful quilts women created while they carved homes for themselves in the Pacific Northwest. Emma Geisy overcame adversity and was an important part of Aurora’s history. Emma’s struggles and

triumphs inspired a trilogy; A Clearing in the Wild, A Tendering in the Storm and A Mending at the Edge, Jane’s books save the stories of strong women from being lost forever. Saturday April 24th at 5:00 PM Peter Strause will share with us the joy of riding a bike around the beautiful northwest. His insightful commentary and beautiful slides will give you an intimate look at Oregon and Washington. An avid cycling adventurer, Pete has crossed the USA on pedal power. We were fortunate to have him speak about his cross country adventure in 2008. This year he concentrates on the Pacific Northwest. Maybe you don’t have the time to devote to crossing the USA on your bike. The Pacific Northwest is right outside our doors, positively bursting with gorgeous scenery. Pete may inspire you to hop on your bike this season. Or you might enjoy just listening to him share his bike rides along with showing slides of the awe inspiring landscape. Either way, Pete Strause is a very nice guy, an interesting speaker able share his passion and he has pictures of breathtaking scenery to boot. Pete will be leading a ride this August in Oregon for Adventure Cycling. He will start in Eugene, ride through the wine country to the Oregon Coast then ride south from Lincoln city to Newport, Yachats and Florence. If you take a liking to Pete and feel like having an adventure of your own, I am sure he will happily answer questions about the upcoming ride. Join us for a grand evening as Pete describes the joys of cycling the Pacific Northwest. Refreshments will be served and we will have drawings for prizes. Attending author events is a great way to come together with the community for an evening. Please sign up to attend, space may be limited. Book Club selections for April range from the deliciously wicked Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley to Denis Johnson’s haunting story of the Vietnam War, Tree of Smoke, the winner of the National Book Award. Book Club meetings are on Mondays at 6:30. Here are this month’s dates: April 5th Mystery Book Club discusses The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley. April 12th Fiction Book Club discusses Tree of Smoke by Denis Johnson. April 19th Classics Book Club discusses Song of Solomon by Nobel Prize winner Toni Morrison. April 26th Non Fiction Book Club discusses Nine Lives by Dan Baum. u

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THE NEWBERRY EAGLE - La Pine Centennial Commemorative Issue • APRIL 2010

News from Klamath County Fremont-Winema National Forests Begin Spring Burning Courtesy of Chiloquin News The Fremont-Winema National Forests’ fire managers are taking advantage of the spring weather to conduct several prescribed burn projects near Bly, Bonanza, Chemult, Chiloquin, Lakeview and Silver Lake, Ore. This is an ongoing effort to reduce the potential of catastrophic wildfires and improve forest health. “Fire is important to the health and balance of our Forest,” said John Giller, Interagency Fire Management Officer for the Fremont-Winema National Forests and the Lakeview District of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). “We need to allow fire to play a role in nature in order to protect and preserve National Forest lands for future generations.” The Forest uses prescribed burning as a proactive tool to achieve a number of objectives including the reduction of hazardous fuels (overgrown vegetation). Prescribed fire can help reduce the threat of wildfire and insect and disease outbreak, recycle nutrients that increase soil productivity and improve wildlife habitat. The actual days of ignition for these burn projects will depend on several factors including appropriate humidity levels, wind speed and direction, temperature and fuel moisture. Burns will only occur on days when the Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) Smoke Management Office indicates suitable weather conditions for smoke dispersal. “Fire managers will conduct burns only if all conditions allow for safe and successful burning operations,” said Giller. The Fremont-Winema National Forests work in partnership with the BLM, ODF, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the National Park Service and adjacent landowners to reduce fire hazards on public lands. This spring, the Fremont-Winema National Forests plans to treat over 13,000 acres with prescribed fire. Potential burn locations include the following: • Bly Ranger District : About 6,600 acres of underburning is planned for the Mortar/Coyote project area, located 10 miles east of Bonanza in the Goodlow Mountain area. Fire managers may also try to burn an additional 1,000 acres at the Bly Ridge Wildland Urban Interface project area, which is a half mile west of the Pinecrest subdivision, just northwest of Bly. Bly Ranger District 541-353-2427. • Chemult Ranger District: About 940 acres of underburning is planned for the Cub project area, located about 20 miles southwest of Chemult along the eastern boundary of Crater Lake National Park. Chemult Ranger District 541-365-7001. • Chiloquin Ranger District: Roughly 300 acres of underburning is planned for the Rosie/Dollar project area, located in the Silver Dollar Flat area about 10 miles east of Yamsi Ranch and Head of the River Campground. Chiloquin Ranger District 541-783-4001. • Lakeview Ranger District: Approximately 3,000 acres of underburning is planned for the Upper Thomas Creek project area, located about 11 miles northwest of Lakeview and two miles south of White King Mine, in the Paradise Lake and Cox Flat areas. In addition, 150 acres of lopped juniper, located 11 miles north of Lakeview in the southeast corner of Crooked Creek Valley, will be burned. Lakeview Ranger District 541-947-3334. • Silver Lake Ranger District: About 1,200 acres will be treated with prescribed burning in the Brattain Ridge area, just north of Sycan Marsh. Silver Lake Ranger District 541-576-2107. Please do not call 911 about burning in the areas referred to above. Local law enforcement is aware of these burning activities. For recorded fire information, please call the Klamath Falls Interagency Fire Center at 541-883-6831 or the Lakeview Interagency Fire Center at 541-947-6259. Additional information may also be found at the following web sites: Lakeview Interagency Fire Center http://www.scofmp. org/lifc.shtml Klamath Falls Interagency Fire Center inter.html u

Land Acquired for First State Forest in 70 Years By Dan Postrel,ODF Agency Affairs Director

Gilchrist – In February, the Oregon Board of Forestry approved purchasing 43,000 acres of Central Oregon forestland to create the first new state forest in about 70 years. This purchase represents the first step in a long-range effort to acquire nearly 100,000 acres of forestland in northern Klamath County, about 50 miles south of Bend. The land is east of Highway 97 near the community of Gilchrist. An additional 25,000 acres immediately to the east is being purchased by The Conservation Fund, a non-profit organization. The land will be held until a future state purchase is possible. The entire 68,000 acres will be managed by the Oregon Department of Forestry. “This is truly an historic moment,” board chair John Blackwell said. “We’ve assured that this land remains in forest use, providing a whole range of benefits for future generations. That’s especially important these days, when we’re facing permanent loss of forestland to development and other uses.” The purchase is financed with $15 million in bonds approved by the 2009 legislature with support from Gov. Ted Kulongoski. The bonds will be repaid over 20 years with proceeds from the Oregon Lottery. “Oregon’s working forests are as much a part of our legacy as they are our future,” Kulongoski said. “They continue to benefit our economy and our environment. I am heartened by this opportunity to preserve that legacy for future generations.” The state purchased the property from Fidelity National Timber Resources, Inc., which acquired it in 2006 from Crown Pacific. The property is part of larger holdings that were owned by the Gilchrist Timber Company for most of the 20th century. The community of Gilchrist was a “company town,” the site of the company mill and home to many of its workers. The Gilchrist family sold the property and mill in 1991 to Crown Pacific, which liquidated the forest to pay debt and eventually entered bankruptcy in 2003. The land was replanted as required by Oregon’s Forest Practices Act, and is now stocked with trees about 20 years old. It will be several decades before the forest will be able to provide timber sale revenue to Klamath County to support local services. Eventually, revenue also may come from “carbon credits,” paid to forest owners for their value in absorbing gasses associated with global warming. The Department of Forestry’s early interest in acquiring these lands grew out of the initial concern that they would be lost as working forests. As privately owned lands, these forests are at risk of being fragmented into many smaller parcels. Population growth, changing real estate values and contraction of the conventional timber industry, particularly east of the Cascades, have produced increasing incentives for owners of large working forests to divide and sell them. When large blocks of forestland are fragmented into smaller ownerships, especially when low-density homes are introduced, major challenges emerge, and forest values are lost. There’s more potential for human-caused fires, compounded by more costly (continued on page 13)

Photos submitted by Oregon Department of Forestry

“Gilchrist Forest Before Thinning”

“Gilchrist Forest After Thinning”

Klamath County EVENTS Chiloquin Community Chorale Presents: “My Chains Are Gone” - April 2nd and 4th at 7:00pm Chiloquin Christian Center, 301

Chiloquin Blvd, Chiloquin OR. Reception to follow.

SECOND ANNUAL Klamath County Sportsmen’s Show @ Klamath County Fairgrounds 3531 South 6th St. Klamath Falls, OR. April 16th and 17th. Plenty of recreation exhibits, shopping, and family fun. Saturday 9:00am-5:00pm, Sunday 9:00am-3:00pm.

Crescent Gilchrist CATeam Meetings - 2nd Monday of each month at 8:00 AM. Location: Ernst Bros. Office in Gilchrist, across from the Market. Public is welcome.

Kaleidoscope of Learning at Mazama High in Klamath Falls - April 10th Register to attend an assortment of interesting classes for all ages: Mosaic Pots, Animal Behavior, Wildlife Rehab, Gardening, Jewelry Making, Fly Tying, Fly Casting, Calligraphy and Oil Painting, just to name a few. Adults $8.50, Children 6-14 $5.00 for a full day of fun and education. Registration packets are available at the Library, Chiloquin Community Center, or call Sandie at 892-2336 to get one sent or e-mailed to you. Come join us for a fun day!

Crescent Lake Community Action Team (CLCAT) Meetings

2nd Wednesday of the month at 10 AM. Location: the Cascade Realty Office located at the Crescent Creek Cottages. (Be sure to check the website for any changes to meeting date, time, or location.)

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News from Klamath County Crescent Gilchrist Community Action Team News Project - OHV Trail By Tina Smith, Support Services Supervisor, Crescent Ranger District, Deschutes NF Crescent Lake - The Forest Service at Crescent Lake is proposing a designated Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) trail system where currently there are none. The Three Trails project would engineer a system of approximately 100130 miles of interlinking trails offering various levels of challenge and scenery that rider’s have requested. It also directs them to where it is most appropriate on the landscape to operate and maintain such a system. Incorporating several new staging areas with amenities such as bathrooms and parking, the new trail system would also provide connections to communities and local businesses, especially to the town of Crescent Lake Junction. The project team is conducting an analysis for which people can provide comments as soon as early this summer. To find out more, visit the Deschutes National Forest website at: http://www. or call the Crescent Ranger District at 541 433-3200. u

Project - Hazardous Fuel Reduction

Crescent – The Ranger District will perform hazardous fuels reductions by conducting several underburn projects throughout the spring. Our fuels specialists will monitor the fire weather forecasts and fuels condition of the units to be burned. Smoke will be visible in the areas of Two Rivers North, Walker Mountain, Maklaks Mountain & Odell Lake, Davis Mountain, and HWY 31 near Sun Forest. These areas consist of around 800 acres of fuels treatment. The fuels specialists will conduct fuels mastication in the areas of Diamond Peaks, Crescent Lake Junction, and Two Rivers North areas, which includes thinning & grinding fuels in units along HWY 58 area. If you have any questions on any of the proposed fuel treatments please call the Crescent Ranger District Office: 541433-3207. u

Project - Princess Creek Campground Crescent - The Crescent Ranger District has plans in place to upgrade the Princess Creek Boat Launch and Campground, located near Willamette Pass on State Highway 58 this coming season. Princess Creek is a popular public fishing access point on the northern side of Odell Lake. The improvements include replacing the boat launch and ramp with a new single launch ramp and providing up to 100 feet of boarding floats. The District will add more parking space to accommodate additional vehicles with trailers and dayuse opportunities. The construction of these additional parking spaces will result in the removal of campsites on the east end of the campground and conversion of several campsites to picnic sites. The Crescent Ranger District intends to have the access to the boat launch available for the beginning of fishing season with construction commencing in the early summer. Once construction begins, the campground and boat launch will be closed for several months. u Please visit the Deschutes National Forest website for more details on these projects: or call the Crescent Ranger District at 541 4333200. Photo submitted by Oregon Department of Forestry

Forest Road, Gilchrist, 2009

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First State Forest in 70 Years and complex fire protection challenges. It’s also less likely the land will be managed for forest values. Public access is lost and wildlife habitat is fragmented. “Acquiring Gilchrist has taken lots of creativity and hard work from many people and organizations,” said Doug Decker, ODF project leader for the acquisition effort. “Ultimately, we’ve been successful with Gilchrist because so many have shared a vision for keeping forestland as forestland. Conversion of forests to other uses is shaping up to be one of the defining issues of our times. It feels good to be able to make a difference on that here at Gilchrist.” Just as the Tillamook, Clatsop and Sun Pass state forests – once cut-over and burned – are being restored as healthy, sustainable working forests, the Gilchrist area land has enormous potential. State Forester Marvin Brown said the Gilchrist acquisition reflects the work and support of many people and groups, including the legislature, the governor, Fidelity and Klamath County commissioners. Maps and other information about the acquisition are available on-line at: u


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Chiloquin Food Pantry Needs Volunteers

The Chiloquin Care Program is looking for volunteers to help in the Food Pantry on the 4th Wednesday of the month and the Monday before that day. For this month, if you would like to join us, please come Monday, April 26nd, at 2 PM to the Lions Building (opposite Kirchers) or on Wednesday, April 28th, at 9:30 AM. Some of the work can be physically challenging. Bring a pair of gloves and a box cutter if you have one, to help with stacking and packing commodities. For more information please call Gary at 541-891-6168. Thank you. -Chiloquin Care Program

CALL FOR ART FOCL Community Calendar

It’s time again for our annual community calendar art contest. This year’s entries will be available for viewing at the Chiloquin Library starting April 24th. New this year is an additional category, “The People’s Choice” and we invite you to view the entries and cast a ballot for your favorite. You are also cordially invited to join us for a reception honoring these budding artists to be held at the Library on Saturday, April 10th, from 1:30 to 2:30 PM. 216 South 1st Street, Chiloquin, OR. -Junie

Gail Ragsdale: “Cats Can’t Bead” Photo and Bio Submitted by Two Rivers Gallery, Chiloquin, When I retired I found that I finally had the time to try some of the art that always interested me. I began with beading in 2002. It was when my instructor wouldn’t take “no” for an answer that I learned I actually had some talent. So of course I needed a name for my new business. My cat kept jumping into the middle of my work and I repeatedly told her ‘Cats can’t bead’, until one day I realized that she was giving me a name for my new venture. I also began doing some gourd work and decided I needed to find an outlet for my pieces. I had been in the little gallery in Chiloquin several times in the past and felt it was exactly the right place to see if other people would like my work. When I sold three pieces in the first week, I knew I had found a second home at Two Rivers Gallery. Of the last eight years I’ve been a Board member of Two Rivers Village Arts for six. I’ve served as President, Vice President and general member. I’ve helped move from our old location into our new beautiful gallery in the Community Center and worked with a lot of talented artists. It’s really fun meeting people from all over the world who come to visit us in our wonderful space. A couple of years ago I added stringing necklaces and making earrings to my list of addictions. If you haven’t had the opportunity to visit us yet, please do. I think you’ll enjoy the experience. - Gail Ragsdale, Two Rivers Gallery Artist of the Month. u

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THE NEWBERRY EAGLE - La Pine Centennial Commemorative Issue • APRIL 2010

SENIORS By T. Myers, Citizen Contributor I recently watched a PBS program called the Retirement Revolution and it got me thinking about all of the things that have happened to our personal economy during the past 2 years. Along with the downsizing of corporate America, the loss of jobs for people aged 50 and above, the downturn in the stick market, the rising costs of health care, the rising unemployment and other concerns that many of us face on a daily basis, there are two new things to think about! Figuring out what we will do if we outlive our retirement: for example, long term care, and how we avoid all of the taxation on invested income as we use it. We basically have a window of from 59-1/2 years to age 70 years to get our retirement monies out of IRAs and 401Ks without having to pay the terrible penalties of up to 50% around that particular age decade, and now with a push to have Boomers change their retirements to Roth funds, where you can pay the taxes at the time you switch them over (there is a grace period of about two tax years to pay)

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LOVIN LIFE The New Senior and then have the funds to use as you wish without penalties any time you need them. Granted, the federal government is needing the taxes they will collect when we switch them over, but from what I have researched, and been advised by experts, the switch is better for anyone who thinks they will live beyond 70 and hope to continue using their retirement investments. Right now, there are financial companies holding workshops all over the area to tell us about the benefits and how to start a Roth IRA. It is worth looking at immediately! (There are a number of workshops available through Edward Jones. Call Bob Cox@541-536-8822 for an appointment) As for long term care, I attended a workshop held by local businessman, Andy Meeuwsen at Country Financial (541-536-0340), about the costs of Long Term Care (LTC). I think that as a New senior with an Old senior in the family, I was looking at what it would cost if the family could no longer serve my mother’s need for care. I left a little shocked about the costs and a little unprepared for what I need to do for myself, too! Here is what I learned: 1. Start to put money away with a long term investment for long term care in your fifties. It is a good time because you most probably have not had any chronic illnesses diagnosed and are still eligible.(Annual premiums are close to $1000.) 2. There are different plans available and you should shop them for best dollar values. 3. They are not inexpensive, but for anyone without coverage that eventually will face a 90 day or more stay in a long term facility, the care plan is a good investment. 4. Prairie House, here in La Pine is the only 24 hour care facility available. There

are Senior halfway houses and small assisted living homes, too and you can get a referral from hospitals and clinics. Cost of minimum care one room studio at Prairie House is $2795 per month with meals. A single bed month. Any additional services you require like laundry, medication, bathing, assisted dressing and a long list of other services available are costed in on a point system in $300.00 increments. They do have memory care (Alzheimer care) and there is a nurse on staff. 5. The average age of Prairie House residents is 80 years old. 6. If you need more than the minimum care, you will have to go to a nursing facility. Sometimes you may need rehab at another facility. All at additional cost to you. 7. Medicare pays partial costs, but without a supplemental insurance, you will have to pay for additional costs out of your own pocket. 8. There are lists of diagnoses that are not covered to be eligible for long term care insurance. 9. There are lists of medications and physical limitations that may make it impossible for you to be considered for LTC. 10. I learned that a person who lives a long time, needs to plan for the inevitable. New seniors need to look at these ideas and decide enough how to plan and move in the right direction. So, as you complete your will, check on your retirement investments, and consider what your Old senior parents need, start the idea of caring for your own needs now, while they are not so costly. For more information about these ideas, there are investment planners and insurance agents ready to help answer your questions. See you next month. u

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SENIORS Diagnosing Urinary Tract Infections By Tammy Harrison Prairie House

Urinary Tract Infections (UTI’s) are becoming more prevalent in the elderly and are commonly referred to as UTI’s. Such infections are generally classified as

either lower or upper urinary tract infections. There are a few symptoms of lower urinary tract infections, also known as cystitis, and may include: urgency, hesitancy, burning on urination, mild fever and malaise. Symptoms of upper urinary tract infection, also known as pyelonephritis, usually develop rapidly and may or may not exhibit the symptoms of a lower urinary tract infection. These symptoms often mimic an acute illness such as high fever, shaking, chills, nausea and vomiting, and pain in lower back or side. In the elderly these classic signs may not be present but may show up as fever or hypothermia, poor appetite, lethargy, or a change in mental status. Sexual activity, pregnancy and use of feminine hygiene products that contain deodorant, lack of estrogen or post-menopausal women increase the risk of UTI’s in women. Things that may increase a man’s risk of UTI’s include: problems with prostate gland, an uncircumcised penis, unprotected sex with a woman who has a vaginal infection. Other risk factors apply to both men and women: not drinking enough fluids, catheter in place, kidney stones and other obstructions in the urinary tract or diabetes. The cause of recurrent UTI’s should be further investigated by one’s physician. Urinary Tract Infections should be treated with a course of antibiotics. It is important to completely finish all the antibiotics as ordered by the physician. In addition, drink lots of water and urinate frequently, emptying your bladder each time. Some feel that drinking cranberry juice or taking cranberry capsules may help, as it produces an acidic environment which is less opportunistic for bacteria to grow. Remember, you can do the following to prevent urinary tract infections: empty your bladder frequently and completely, ensure adequate peri-area hygiene, consider cranberry supplements, and……….

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Tammy is a registered nurse at The Prairie House Assisted Living & Memory Care Community in La Pine. This article was reprinted with permission from the Prairie House Press. (article information supported by WebMD) u

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Cruising Canada’s Eastern Provinces

Lighthouse in Nova Scotia

From the sea, the north Atlantic coast of Canada’s Maritime Provinces appear unapproachable. The coastlines are dramatic, the islands pristine and wild. The colors, unbelievable in the autumn light, are unforgettable all year long. Yet unapproachable these provinces are not, as the scenic seaside towns welcome cruise ships with open arms and Canadian affability. These are the coastal cities of legends, an adventurous cruise traveler’s dream come true. You can spot playful beluga whales in New Brunswick’s Fundy Bay, navigate across the world’s second largest harbor in Nova Scotia, experience the remote beauty of the Saguenay Fjord and glide down the historic St. Lawrence, where lighthouses stand guard over fishing villages that hide urban surprises rich with culture. You willl enjoy the slow, scenic drift up the coast past Maine and into the Bay of Fundy to find Saint John, New Brunswick, a bustling city with the look of a inviting village. Canada’s oldest city, Saint John, has welcomed settlers from England, Ireland and Eastern Europe for centuries, and each group has added a unique ingredient to the area’s eclectic culture. One of Saint John’s main attractions is the Reversing Falls Rapids. There, Mother Nature puts on an aquatic magic show twice a day where the Saint John River meets the Bay of Fundy. The Bay is famous for its strong tides, the most extreme in the world, and twice daily the tides rise to their peak and overcome the river, forcing it to retreat and causing the rapids to reverse their direction. Your cruise ship will reverse directions and steam out of the Bay of Fundy and along the beautiful coast of Nova Scotia to your next port of call, Halifax. Officially known as “Canada’s Ocean Playground,” Halifax is a hilly seaport town sitting pretty on the world’s second largest natural harbor after Sydney, Australia (not to be confused with Sydney, Nova Scotia, another popular cruise destination on Cape Breton Island). Leaving Halifax and sailing north across the Cabot Strait, you will soon become entranced by the irresistible draw of Newfoundland and its historic capital city of St. John’s, the easternmost point on the continent. Back across the Cabot Strait and into the Gulf of St. Lawrence, your ship will port on Prince Edward Island — where the “island way of life” is as sweet as it sounds. It’s all about relaxing, and when your disembark in Charlottetown you’ll have many chances to do just that in the pocket parks that dot the city or by watching the seals play in the harbor. u Contributor: Gina Wearin, La Pine Chamber Member 541-610-6719 B U I LT T O A H I G H E R S TA N D A R D

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What is a Grange? By Robin Prante, Grange Member

For centuries now, Granges have brought rural people together. The “movement” came to America right after the end of the Civil War. Granges were formed in order to unite rural folks. We all know about the strength in numbers. A Family Fraternity, The Grange, is a wholesome group of rural Americans. Historically this group’s power is its “grass roots” use of gathering information and then helping to secure (by way of enacting Bills through Congress) and implementing great ideas to educate and enrich lives. Happy about summer vacation? Thank a Granger. Easy stroll to your rural mail box? Thank a Granger. Healthier because of food labeling? Thank a Granger. The American Grange was the driving force behind these and hundreds of other social and family improvements. The American Grange works every day to empower rural Americans! Your Community Grange is the La Pine Little Deschutes Grange #939. Located in the Historic Grange Hall on Morson (just 1 block of 3rd street). Thought-out the history of Grange the entire family has been the member base. Way before women won the right to vote in America they were respected voting members and officers of their community Grange. Kids in Granges held the right to vote as well. Many community Granges have very active youth programs where our younger members learn the importance of leadership, responsibility, history and ceremony. Education is a big deal to the Grange movement. Local Scholarships are available. Find out if you or your young Granger might be eligible. Open to the Public- Grange Open House & Pot Luck Dinner is a great place to start. We would love to see you at the Grange Hall the 3rd Tuesday evening of every month. April 27th at 6pm- Find out how Grange has survived through stock market crashes, drought, disease and more. Be part of this group who stick together through thick and thin, brainstorm ideas to improve life for all rural Americans, and have the tastiest pot luck dinner around. The Grange Flea Market is April 3rd. The “Meet a Granger” is the 1st Saturday monthly 10am to 3pm. The Historic Grange Hall is for rent for your special event. Call Dot for more info. 541-536-2197. The Grange is a non profit organization. u The

Good Seeds for Great Gardens

By Pam Cosmo, Grange Member

Time to think of Spring! I can hardly believe it! If you haven’t already purchased your seeds for garden vegetables, it’s time to get to it. It’s been such a mild winter that I am planting European salad mix lettuces in the little backyard greenhouse to see how early we can begin to eat our own salads again. I received a catalog of high altitude, cold hardy, heritage seeds from Seeds Trust that I am thinking of buying from, just in case of coming shortages. It is important to stay away from hybrid seeds, as the seeds can’t be collected and used. Hybrid plants are mostly sterile. You’ll have better results if you use seeds from the mountains of Peru, Mongolia, Russia, and the high desert areas of Idaho, Colorado, etc. A little extra time spent purchasing the appropriate seeds for our growing conditions is well worth the effort in the long run. Turn to the catalogs you get in the mail, and check for heritage and high altitude seeds. Or, just Google “heritage seed catalogs” or High Altitude seeds and go from there. Baker Creek, Territorial Seed Company, Johnny’s Seed Co, and Seeds Trust are all good places to start. I just made an inventory of my bags of frozen fruits and vegetables from last year. I’ve been using them regularly since November and still have six bags of Swiss Chard, one big bag of Spinach, five bags of Kale, three bags of wax beans and nine bags of carrots that I grew in the backyard. I bought berries at the fruit stands and froze them as well. I also have some huge squashes from the stands last Fall that I steamed and mashed and froze. So, I’ve got ten bags of yummy Hubbard and Pink squash left. This should last me through April or May, when I can begin to harvest much of my own salads. This process has really helped to reduce the totals I have spent this winter at the grocery store, and also greatly enhanced the nutritional quality of our meals, since all the veggies were grown with no chemical pesticides or fertilizers or genetically engineered “Franken seeds.” My efforts are part of the “Slow Food Movement” as well as a belief in localizing food production. Sydney Leonard from Neighborhood Impact recently shared the results of a study that was conducted regarding the great need many of the people in Deschutes County have for increased access to food. The Grange also recognizes the need and encourages its members to “Plant an Extra Row” to share with our community. I hope to see all you “budding” gardeners at the Grange Potluck! u




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Understanding Medicare By Jason Alderman

Most people are somewhat familiar with Medicare, since it’s likely they or a family member are already covered by the government-provided health insurance program. But with its alphabet soup of options and complex rules, Medicare can be daunting to the uninitiated. If you’re approaching 65, here are some Medicare basics you’ll need to know: Medicare provides benefits to people age 65 and older and those under 65 with certain disabilities or end-stage renal disease. Most people’s initial enrollment period is the seven months beginning three months before the month they turn 65. If you miss that window, you may enroll between January 1 and March 31 each year, with coverage beginning July 1. Medicare offers numerous plans and coverage options, including: Part A helps cover in-patient hospital, nursing facility and hospice services, and home health care. Most people pay no monthly premium and are automatically enrolled upon turning 65, or after receiving Social Security disability benefits for 24 months. Part B helps cover doctor’s services, outpatient care and some preventive services. It’s optional and has a monthly premium. Most people are automatically enrolled at the same time as Part A. To opt out, follow the instructions that accompanied your Medicare card (mailed about three months before your 65th birthday). Weigh opting out carefully because there’s often a sizable penalty if you enroll later, unless you’re currently covered by an employer’s plan. Part C (Medicare Advantage) plans are privately run HMO or PPO Medicare plans that provide coverage similar to Parts A and B, but may also include additional benefits such as prescription drugs, dental and vision coverage. In exchange for lower out-ofpocket costs and additional benefits, you’re usually required to use the plan’s provider network, which may be more restrictive than providers you could access through regular Parts A and B. Part D helps cover prescription drugs. It’s optional and carries a monthly premium. These privately run plans vary widely in terms of cost and medications covered. As with Part B, you may be charged a late-enrollment penalty if you don’t sign up when first eligible and later decide to enroll. If you’re in a Part C plan with drug coverage, you don’t need Part D. Many people purchase additional Medigap (or Medicare Supplemental) insurance, which is offered by private insurers and follows strict government coverage guidelines. Medigap helps pay for many items not covered by Medicare, including deductibles, copayments, coinsurance and, sometimes, coverage when traveling abroad. Medigap coverage is already included in Part C Medicare Advantage plans; plus some employers and unions offer it to their retirees. Medigap plans can vary widely in terms of cost, covered benefits and states participating so compare your options carefully. Understanding and choosing the right Medicare options for your individual situation can be a complicated process. For assistance, call 1-800-633-4227 or visit www. Jason Alderman directs Visa’s financial education programs. Sign up for his free monthly e-Newsletter at u

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When: Wednesday and Thursday mornings 8 a. m. to 1 p.m. Where: La Pine Senior Activity Center (next to Bi-Mart) 16450 Victory Way, La Pine If you have ever wanted to learn to hand quilt this is your chance, come and join us and have fun! This is the place where we come together to enjoy each other. u

Got Two Hours?

By Shirley Gerhart, Lions Club Member

I received an email from a friend today with some great quotes. One I really liked was “I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catchers mitt on both hands. You need to be able to throw something back.” The community of La Pine has many wonderful people who “throw something back” by unselfishly giving of themselves to make this a great place to live. This article isn’t to the volunteers in our community: it’s to you. If you are like me and have those aches and pains that come with retirement, then this is definitely written to you. As a member of the La Pine Lions Club, you won’t find me doing many of jobs that the men in our club do, but I can write articles for the paper, or be on a calling committee. Today, I volunteered, along with two other Lions members, at the Community Kitchen. I usually limit my volunteer time to two hours because I have what I call a “two hour back.” Two hours of working, then I need to go home. When I arrived this morning and let the staff know I would only be there two hours they greeted me with “That’s wonderful! We can use all the help we can get.” Boy, that made me feel good! The email I received this afternoon had a second quote that fits with this article. “Life sometimes gives you a second chance.” So here is your “second chance”…turn off the TV during the day and find an organization that needs you. Stop by the La Pine Chamber of Commerce. They know lots of different ways to volunteer. Remember, sometimes you only need two hours. If you want more information about the La Pine Lions Club, you can contact me, Shirley Gerhart at 541-536-2201 or President Don Dickover at 541-536-6096.




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Celebrating La Pine’s 100th Anniversary

What was happening in Oregon while La Pine was forming?

“Historic Photos of Oregon” by William Stack


shows it all... Astoria

Photos and text on this page are from the above book by William Stack titled “Historic Photos of Oregon”. This book was reviewed by The Newberry Eagle.

Tillamook McMinnville


Lincoln City

Newport Waldport

“Shown here in 1909, would burn down in 1935. The first capitol, built in 1855, also succumbed to fire. A third capitol was built in 1938 in the Art Deco style on designs by New York architects Trowbridge and Livingston, and this building continues to house state government today.”




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“Young women pose in the swimsuits on a rocky Oregon beach. Many beaches on the Oregon coast were not accessible by automobile until completion of the Oregon Coast Highway (1932) and Sunset Highway (in 1949).”


The Dalles


Malheur National Forest

La Pine


Coos Bay Coquille


Port Orford

Medford Brookings

Valley Falls


Grants Pass

Klamath Falls


“Two youngsters gaze toward Skinner’s Butte in Eugene. The butte is named for Eugene Skinner (1809-1864), for whom the city itself was named. Skinner was born in New York, immigrating west and eventually settling in the area.”


1912 “A ranger displays coyote pelts, from kills in the Malheur National Forest in southeastern Oregon, around 1912. As Oregon’s second largest county, Malheur County contains nearly 10 percent of the state’s land.”

Tribes, Territories and Tenacity: Historic Images Reveal Oregon’s True Grit Photos and Article by Turner Publishing Company Known for its natural beauty and agricultural prowess, Oregon’s unique and remarkable history is as varied as it is fascinating. Home to the Nez Perce, Kalapuya, Umpqua, Klamath, and Chinook tribes, the Oregon Territory became known for its economic opportunities after its settlement. The most notable emerging industries included farming, mining, fishing, canning, ranching and logging. Historic Photos of Oregon by William C. Stack chronicles the day-to-day existence of the adventurers who settled the region. Spanning from the early 1800’s to the modern era, this rare collection of nearly 200 black-and-white images tell the story of the citizens who dedicated themselves to Oregon’s potential. The images reveal a pattern of regional development that was made possible by way of navigable rivers and bays through steamships, the first railroads and ultimately, highways. Each tier of transportation gave cities like Portland, Eugene, Salem and Medford, as well as the state’s smaller communities, the power to grow and prosper.

William C. Stack has been an educator for 35 years. Stack earned his undergraduate degree in history and master’s degree from the University of Portland and received two fellowships to study history at Oxford University. He also received a Fulbright Teacher Exchange award. Stack has written articles about various aspects of the history of the Pacific Northwest. He lives with his wife and daughter in Portland, Oregon. Historic Photos of Oregon is part of Turner Publishing’s Historic Photos series. These books, which highlight the history of great cities, legendary figures and pivotal events across America, have been acclaimed as a staple in the collection of anyone who loves history. You can pick up this book at major and independent stores, or online at (ISBN: 978-1-59652-556-6) Historic Photos of Oregon is part of Turner Publishing’s Historic Photos series, which highlight the history of the great cities, regions, universities, legendary figures and pivotal events across America. u


THE NEWBERRY EAGLE - La Pine Centennial Commemorative Issue • APRIL 2010

Term of the Month: “Stitch in the Ditch” -applying the quilt stitch exactly on the seams so that it “disappears” into the quilt and is not visible from the front.

Inspired: Crate & Barrel Bermuda Stripes Quilt

By Rainy Lake Chick A few years ago Another first on this quilt? The bindI fell in love with a ing was sewn on, but I had no idea what Crate & Barrel “BerI was doing. This was before Heather muda Stripes” twin Bailey’s infamous tutorial hit the internet size quilt. I coveted and the instructions I had tried to follow that quilt. I wanted were confusing! I sewed the binding to one of my own, but he front and back and its kind of hideous didn’t want to spend the money. What’s to look at! a quilter to do? Be inspired and make it Lessons learned from this quilt? Try, on your own! try, try new things. I saw something that I made a plaid queen sized quilt for inspired me and I went out to try to figure my sister some years earlier and I still out how to make it. It might not be perhad fabrics leftover. Paired with some fect, but it was great practice. And years white fabric, the plaid fabric would be later... I love this blanket! perfect for this quilt! Creating the quilt top was fairly easy. I quickly cut stripes of the plaid and white fabrics. The length of each fabric stripe was about 2 yards long, varying in width from 3 inches to 4 inches. Sew together the stripes and press. Voila! A top is made. The construction of the quilt, on the other hand, was more intense. This was the first time I ever “quiltPhoto by Bobbi Brekke ed” a quilt before. All previousquilts had Rainy Lake Chick is Bobbi Brekke. been done with yarn ties. I wanted to She blogs at http://rainylakechick.blogrecreate the quilting in the Crate & and lives in Austin, TX with her rel quilt. So, I stitched every stripe in my own quilt “in the ditch”, aka stitching boyfriend Eppy and her dog Chauncy. in the ditch. About 1/3 of the way into This article was printed with her permisthe process, I thought the quilting would sion and was originally published on her never end! And I NEVER EVER wanted to “quilt” a quilt again after that! blog on December 5, 2009. u

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Crescent’s LB Quilting The Fat Quarter Reporter, Article & Photos by Wendy Korn

Be sure to drive slow while going through Crescent so you don’t miss the sign that says “Quilt Shop”. Follow the sign and you will see a converted garage next to a small home. Once inside the shop, take a deep breath and relax. It is clean and charming; notions and fabrics are perfectly placed for the shopper, and French doors provide plenty of light to help you match colors and patterns for your project.

If you listen closely, you might even hear the whir of the quilting machine in the adjacent workshop. Follow the sound and you will find Lee Wagner working on the latest quilting project from a client. Lee used to work in a saw mill in Gilchrist until 1999 when a shoulder injury forced him to quit the trade. He works sewing machinery now, which requires less use of the arms, although some quilting projects can get quite massive when working on a king size quilt, which is up to 118 inches. Customers happily go to LB Quilting for full service on their quilt tops. They sit down with Lee and Betty to work out details such batting type, backing materials, or choose from over 100 quilting patterns on the computer. This quilt is an extraordinary step pattern. A friend of the owners found it one day at St. Vincent de Paul’s thrift store in La Pine. They realized it was only the quilt top and promptly took it to Betty for triage. Betty was able to turn it into a masterpiece by adding the batting and backing. It now hangs at LB quilting as part of their recent works. Yes, it is for sale - $450. LB Quilting is one of the quilt shops in the Central Oregon Shop Hop 2010, April 22-25. Visit store to pick up your passport or call for details. 541-433-2839 u

Free hand quilting class

When: Wednesday and Thursday mornings 8 a. m. to 1 p.m. Where: La Pine Senior Activity Center (next to bi-mart) 16450 Victory Way, La Pine This gorgeous quilt was handmade by Connie Wolford and donated to the Commu- If you have ever wanted to learn to nity Kitchen of La Pine. The raffle tickets are $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00 and can be hand quilt this is your chance, come and join us and have fun! This is the purchased at the Kitchen between 9:30 and 3pm Monday – Friday. place where we come together to enjoy The winning ticket will be drawn at Frontier Days, July 4th. each other. u

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03:01 Duii arrest made for driving under the influence of intoxicants: rp flagged me down as I drove by to report a very intoxicated driver that had pulled into the arco station. I contacted the driver and conducted a duii investigation. Driver was arrested. Bend


22:35 Assist citizen motorist assist: assisted disabled vehicle. Stood by for safety while driver and son. Needed equipment to remove vehicle. Burgess Rd. La Pine 18:10 Removed Christmas lights from reporting party’s property and threw them on their back deck because subject was upset that they still had them plugged in after Christmas. Redmond 13:30 ACO animal control complaint: reported her large english golden retriever was stuck under their house and had no way of getting out. The dog had dug under the back deck and and under the house and somehow blocked his path back out. I (officer) saw a skirt board on the east side of the house with a small square cut out. I pulled out the insulation behind it and saw the dog’s nose. I pulled off the skirt board and the dog was able to get out. The dog had been under the house about 4 hours and had no injuries. I suggested the dog owners fix the skirt board. Sisters


20:49 Reported while in the field of a susp. Parked vehicle. Contacted subject in parked vehicle. Subject stated they were “thinking” and were going home for the night. Redmond


17:35 Noise complaint - reporting party was contacted by telephone request: that an air plane had been circling their house 20 times. They stated they were in a “no fly” zone that stated planes had to be 20 mile over the forest to fly. I(officer)was not aware of this and would call the sunriver airport. Contacted emergency contact. They said there was a no “no fly” zone for airplanes in the area. Airplanes did have to be over 500 feet off the ground. Contacted reporting party and advised them. They said that the sunriver airport was for planes to take off and not for students to practice taking off and landing. They were not happy! I (officer) told them to call the airport on Monday during business hours. They became upset when I told them to get the planes tail number if it happened again. Springriver Rd, La Pine


15:08 Dws - driving while suspended cited for a misdemeanor. Burgess/Howard ln. Lapine


23:54 Duii arrest made for driving under the influence of intoxicants Butler Market Rd/Eagle Rd. Bend

23:03 Missing overdue person rp reports her husband overdue from a motorcycle ride. I contacted the male by phone. He had gone to work before going on the ride and getting lost east towards Prineville. He was back in redmond getting gas before returning home. Central Way, La Pine 09:15 Code enforcement violations: contacted subject with verbal warning from cdd regarding an unpermitted kitchen. Cody Rd. Bend


01:52 DUII- Oregon department of transportation - duii arrest made for under the influence of intoxicants. Hwy 97 170.5 Milepost, La Pine


08:49 Traffic - extra patrol request during commute hours on deschutes market rd. Rpt stated ongoing problem with vehicles speeding on Deschutes Market Rd. Bend


13:41 Drug possession of a controlled substance- found marijuana during traffic stop cited driver and cited for pcs (possession of controlled substance) SW Colorado, Bend 09:30 Warrant arrest:turned himself in on warrant. Bridge Drive La Pine 02:30 Harrassment: RP has been receiving multiple text messages from the contacted person. RP stated the text messages they are receiving from the contacted person is occurring all hours of the day. RP asked that I contact the contacted person and ask them to stop text messaging and/ or calling the RP. I contacted the contact

person and advised them they would be arrested for telephonic harassment if they continue to call or text the RP. RP stated if they are contacted by the contact person they will save the phone messages and/or text messages. Bend


01:04 Arr/trespass criminal trespass trespassing on property. La Pine


08:21 Welfare Check: RP requested welfare check on neighbor because he had not heard from him. I contacted neighbor by phone, he was in Klamath Co with his girlfriend. La Pine 16:05 Animal Control Complaint: report of a terrier at large. When ofcr arrived the dog was home. I verbally warned the dog owner. La Pine


17:42 Music: person contacted for blasting his stereo and disturbing several neighbors. Ongoing problem per rpt. Person was intoxicated and hostile, however , he did turn it off. He had put the speakers outside his house. You could hear it from over a block away. His brother thanked us for making person turn it off as it even bothers brother. La Pine


22:14 Criminal Mischief /Vandalism: Person reported that three juveniles had thrown eggs at his residence. He provided a computer disk with images of the juveniles that he obtained from game cameras on his property. Case number assigned and investigation continuing. La Pine

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Regarding Our Deschutes County Rap Sheet By Karen MacMillan Gillette

I know most of us (including myself) enjoy the rap sheet because we want to know what goes on in our communities. I am also realizing that it also shows us what a busy and difficult job our officers have. What you read in the Newberry Eagle only covers a small portion of the calls our officers make. I know most of us cannot afford more taxes, but our officers deserve a thank you and our respect! We must realize that the officers are only human and do make mistakes, but who does not? Please let them know that they are appreciated. I have been doing the United States Census and I know how scary it is going door to door. Our officers never know what will happen on a call, who is on the other side of the door, or what will happen when you pull over a car. Most of our officers are alone in the field. Remember you must put yourselves in their shoes before passing judgment and that is with all aspects of life. I do believe there is more good than bad in this field, as well as any field when serving the public. I have worked in the court system and that can be scary too.

Look around and pay attention! I have heard people say that officers choose their professions, but do any of us actually know what is in store when we take a job? I agree our officers must also show respect and most of them do! They do have a lot to deal with and it is up to all of us to make it easier on them. Do not forget the animal control officers because they are trying to save your pets (I have worked for them too) it is not their fault when you do not take proper care of your animal. Be responsible for yourself! Remember we are in this together! One last thing for those of you with too much time on your hands - get out there and volunteer. It will truly make you feel great! Do not worry about limitations because there should not be any! I am learning that myself. The better we feel about ourselves, the easier it is for people to do their jobs. Of course do not wear yourselves out in the process. we must all take time to rest! Appreciate your volunteers too! u

Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Town Hall Meetings An opportunity for Deschutes County residents to learn about their Sheriff’s Office and the May 18th election. The agenda will include:

n Accomplishments n Budget n Jail Expansion Needs Question and Answer Session to Follow

For more information call 388-6659

April 10, 10:00 a.m. Sheriff’s Office 63333 W. Highway 20, Bend, OR April 12, 6:00 p.m. Sisters Sheriff’s Substation 703 N. Larch, Sisters, OR April 15, 6:00 p.m. Terrebonne Sheriff’s Substation 8154 11th St, Suite 3, Terrebonne, OR April 20, 6:00 p.m. La Pine Sheriff’s Substation 51340 Hwy 97, La Pine, OR

Public is Welcome

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La Pine Area and Three Rivers Schools Update Provided By Charlie Beck, Area Superintendent Bend/La Pine School District, South County Ed Center

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$2,500 ScholarShipS available May 7 Deadline for Applying

Midstate Electric is offering six $2,500 college/trade school scholarships and two line worker school scholarships for the 2010-11 school year. APPLICATION OPTIONS:

South County Chief Academic Officer Charlie Beck Accepts Hood River Schools Superintendent Position!

Beck writes, “It is with many mixed emotions that Kris and I are announcing that I have accepted the position of Superintendent of Hood River Schools. The past seven years as Principal of La Pine High School and Area Director for La Pine Schools and more recently Area Superintendent for Three Rivers and La Pine Area Schools and Alternative Learning Options, have been the most rewarding of my career. The area staff, students, parents, community and ALO staff have been a pleasure to work with. Thank you all for sharing your time with us. I will serve in my current position in South Deschutes County and ALO Director through June 30th. I will continue to serve as the planning principal for the new Rosland Elementary School during that time. Kris will continue in her coordinator position for the next 4 months. She is very excited to be pursuing several positions in the Portland Metro and Hood River Areas. Thank you all for your continued support.”

Pat Yaeger becomes Director, South County Education Center, and Principal of Rosland Elementary School

Bend La Pine Schools has announced that Pat Yaeger, Principal for La Pine Middle School, will be the new Principal at Rosland Elementary School and Director for South County Schools. Pat has been with the district for the past 15 years and is looking forward to her new position– We Welcome Pat in her new role!

And a Warm Welcome Back to Jim Boen!

Jim Boen, former Assistant Principal at LPMS, is returning to La Pine Middle School as the new Principal for the 2010-2011 school year. Congratulations to Jim!

Rosland Elementary School

Linda Smith, Office Manager, South County Education Center Construction is nearly complete. The new teaching staff was quite pleased with their new surroundings during a recent tour of the school hosted by Charlie Beck. Rosland will open in September of this year. There will be approximately 200 students attending the new school from kindergarten through fifth grade.

Kindergarten Registration for La Pine & Rosland Elementary Schools

(Maps outlining school attendance areas are available on line at or by calling 541.383.6000) Kindergarten registration will be held on April 14 and continue throughout the rest of the school year. All kindergarten students for La Pine and Rosland Elementary Schools will be registered at La Pine Elementary. If a student is in the attendance area for Rosland Elementary, those records will be forwarded to that school in June. In order to attend kindergarten your child must be 5 years old on or before September 1, 2010. Information required to register your child includes: birth cer-

Applications are available: • At area high schools • At Midstate Electric’s office (16755 Finley Butte Rd) • Online at


• Applicants’ primary residence must be served by Midstate Electric. • Applicants must meet the entrance requirements of the elected college, trade school or line worker school before applying for the scholarship. • Any accredited college, trade school or line worker school is acceptable to qualify for the scholarship.

For additional information contact Marketing at 541-536-2126 16755 Finley Butte Rd. La Pine, Oregon

tificate, immunization records, two local emergency contacts, and verification of your street address. Please call the school office at 541-355-8000 if you have questions about kindergarten registration.

Kindergarten Registration for Three Rivers Elementary School

Registration will begin on April 14th and continue throughout the rest of the school year. If you have a child starting Kindergarten next year or you know of someone who does, please note that the Three Rivers Kindergarten Orientation Night is scheduled for Wednesday, April 14th. Information required to register your child includes a birth certificate, immunization record, two local emergency contacts and verification of your street address. Children must be 5 years old on or before September 1, 2010 in order to attend kindergarten in the fall. Please call the office at 541-593-3555 if you have questions.

FBLA Earns $650 at McTeacher’s Night

Linda Smith, Office Manager, South County Ed Center Teachers, coaches, administrators and support staff helped to make a very successful “McTeacher’s Night” on March 9th at the La Pine McDonald’s. Special guest “Ronald McDonald” was also there to greet patrons. In all, $650 was raised for FBLA, which will be used for their upcoming state competition in April. A very special thanks to all who made this possible! (continued on page 22)

Families And Communities Together (FACT) April Events 10th-Tea & Dessert

2-4 pm at the La Pine Senior Center - FACT will celebrate the Week of the Young Child with our 2nd Annual Tea & Dessert. Please join us as we take time to recognize those in our community that teach young children, listen to a story by master storyteller, Heather McNeil, and enjoy delicious desserts! Door Prizes, free gifts, fun for all! Please call Dee Ann at 541-815-0849 for tickets.

14th - Learn & Play

Parents bring your preschool or younger child and enjoy fun creative activities together! Two sessions offered: 9:30 to 11:30 am and 5:30-7:30 pm at the FACT Resource Room inside the La Pine Community Campus. Please call 541-815-0849 to register. Free.

20th – Darkness to Light child sexual abuse prevention

training - 6 to 9 pm at the La Pine Community Campus. Learn the seven steps to protect children! This KIDS Center program is sponsored free by FACT. Call 541-815-0849 to register. The November class of all women have made a challenge to the men of La Pine to attend this class!

24th – Read, Rhyme & Romp

10 am to 11:30 am A fun and informative workshop on the value of sharing stories with young children. For parents with children ages 0-5. Free books & childcare! Call 541-815-0849 to register.

Congratulations to the La Pine Lady Hawks!

The La Pine Lady Hawks took 3rd place in the 4A Girls Basketball State Tournament! They beat the Central Panthers 36-20 at Gill Coliseum in Corvalis. Senior Kassi Conditt scored a game-high 15 points; other stars included Ryan Fogel with seven points, two assists and two steals, Meagan McReynolds with nine points and four assists; Brittany Glenn with five steals, Casey Wright with seven rebounds, and the whole Lady Hawks Team – WAY TO GO!

27th – ABC’s to Parenting - Prepare your child for Kindergarten with this FREE seven weekprogram! Starting school is a new time in your child’s life. This program is made just for that special time. Parents learn ways to encourage their child’s success while the children learn social skills through puppets, music and activities! This is a fun, informative and interactive program for both children & parents!Dinner, book & childcare included, Free! 6 to 8 pm at La Pine Elementary School. Please call 541-815-0849 to register. FACT is a local nonprofit organization providing support services to families with children in the greater La Pine area. Phone 541-815-0849 • 51605 Coach Rd., La Pine

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La Pine Area and Three Rivers Schools Update

Special announcement

LPHS Student Council and Leadership Class Raises $577 for Doernbecher’s Children’s Hospital

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GROOMERS MichEllE & AShlEy Of lA PinE PEt BEd & BAth attended the north West grooming show held in tacoma Washington

neW tRaininG incluDeS • SPEciAlty GROOMinG dEMOS fOR Cockers • Terriers • Poodles • PEt cARE PROductS fEAtuRinG thE nEWESt: Shampoos • Conditioners • Color Enhancers

• trade fair featuring nearly 50 national companies • new products to meet all your pet’s needs • A course on providing services for clients & their pets during tough economic times • cAninE MASSAGE now available by Marilyn Bohannon-Bishop, lMt

Corner of Russell & Reed Rd.

call 541-536-5355

Kim Testerman, LPHS Activities Director LPHS Student Council and Leadership class holds its annual Doernbecher Children’s Hospital Fundraiser every basketball season. During halftime at our home games we play a game called “Pop @ 1/2 time”. It costs you $1 for a chance to take a 3-point shot, if you make it you win a 2 liter Pop. But whether you make it or not, all proceeds to go Doernbecher’s. This year we made a donation of $577 to Doernbecher Children’s Hospital. Thank you La Pine community, parents and students.

Congratulation to the La Pine Hawks NJROTC teams!

Don Wilburn, LPHS Naval Science Instructor They participated in the Two-State Championships as part of the Cascade Mountains Drill and Rifle Conference at Roseburg High School March 13th and 14th with the following results: Armed Drill team: 2nd Place. Armed Drill team Commander Alysa Price: 3rd Place Armed Drill Team Raw Scores: 1st place in Exhibition Drill Color Guard #1: Alex and Alysa Price, Brandon Ives, Amanda Tracy: 7th Place Color Guard #2; Kalie Pratt, Emily Dennis. Devon CramHill, and Aaron Heartle Physical Fitness Team #1; Alysa Price, Eugene Raycraft, Gavreel Wicks, Faith Cox, and Ben Galli: 3rd Place w/ Alysa receiving honorable mention from the league’s Physical Fitness Coordinator. Top Female Athletes; Alysa Price: 3rd Place Top Male Athletes; Eugene Raycraft: 7th Place Top Marksmanship; Gavreel Wicks: 1st Place Top Sharpshooter, Raven Perron: 10th Place Armed Drill down; Gavreel Wicks, 2nd Place and Elizabeth Quintana, 4th Place

What an outstanding season for the Hawks NJROTC! u

2010 LA PINE CRAB FEED - 540 Tickets Sold

Photography by Wendy Korn

By Wendy Korn, Reporter This year’s Crab Feed sold 540 tickets, which is 40 more than they originally had for sale. Dayle Boucher, the Frontier Days Account Executive, said they received so many calls after they sold out that they created 40 more tickets to accommodate hungry people. The original 500 tickets had sold out two weeks before the event, which was held March 13th in La Pine, OR. They had brought in 1,200 pounds of crab meat from the Oregon coast, fed hundreds of eaters, and their 50 volunteers. u

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Rising Stars Pre-School

Just for Easter ~ Egg-cellent Trike-a-Thon Decorated Eggs Fund-Raiser Event - Raise money for

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Easter EGGstravaganza! Sunday, April 4

1:30-3:30 pm

In the Village at Sunriver, building 19

Easter Egg Hunts • Jelly Bean Count Contest Family Scavenger Hunt • Carnival Games And the EASTER BUNNY!

Rising Stars - see page 28 Thumbprint Art Eggs Fingertips coated with paint create perfect tiny templates for animals, faces and more. Materials: Eggs, Acrylic Paints, Fine Point Permanent Marker. Instructions: 1 – Pour a bit of acrylic paint onto a paper plate. Dip your thumb or finger into the paint, dab off any excess, and then press it against the egg. 2 – Let the paint dry completely before adding details with a fine point marker. Aluminum Foil Art Eggs Give your eggs spots and blotches of color. Materials: Eggs, Aluminum Foil, Acrylic Paint. Instructions: 1 – Crumple and un-crumple a large square of aluminum foil, then coat the foil with acrylic paint. 2 – Set the egg in the center of the foil and loosely wrap it. Gently press the foil against the egg, then remove the egg and let it dry. Repeat with other colors, if you like.

hops S e g a l Vil ring u D N E OP tion c u r t s n Co

FREE for All!

Please Excuse Our Mess!

Presented by the Village and Sunriver Resort

Contributor: Rising Stars Preschool, 541-536-8362. Source: Disney’s Family Fun

Mike’s News

By Michael DeBone La Pine Middle School - 5th Grade The Crab Feed was a fundraiser for La Pine Frontier Days, and it raised a lot of money. It was really fun and I knew a lot of people that was there. I would like to volunteer again next year. Here are some pictures my mom took:

Goody’s Exterior Remodel & New Retail Row


Photo by Wendy Korn

Above: “Me and some people I don’t know, they were cool. “ Below: Rodeo Queen Chystal Bates and Ann Gawith, that’s me in the back! Photography by Kathy DeBone, Little d Technology

By Judy Keller © copyright Shhh! This is Buddy’s church sanctuary. It is a busier place than you would ever have imagined. Church musicians make it feel mellow or thundering with their various instruments. They are here for practice, then off to other tasks; and another musician takes up residence for a time. Soloists or chorale groups practice their performance as scheduled. Sound, video or lighting people come to adjust, clean or repair the controls. Each person has real technical talent. Will there be flowers, candles or the communion service to set up? Prepare for a baptismal service? Janitors to do their important tasks: putting out fresh pencils, new offering envelopes or record sheets and just picking up, vacuuming and dusting. Watch out Buddy! He knows this is a busy place! Any church member may come in for personal prayer. Most of the staff and ministers have responsibilities that bring them into the sanctuary. A wonderfully busy place for a church mouse to hide and watch and worship… Where’s Buddy? u

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Health & Fitness Stuck in a Rut? By Heather Dietrich, Fitness Trainer

It is well past New Year’s and chances are you either gave up on your New Year’s resolution already or are thinking about giving up now. Maybe things got stagnant for you and it lost all fun and meaning. Don’t worry, it happens to all of us. For those you gave up already, this article can help you get back on track by putting the fun back into your fitness goals. For those who are losing interest in your resolution now, first I have to congratulate you for lasting this long. This article will help you too. Here are a few ideas you can put into place if you are getting bored with your routine. You could start by adding a “buddy” to encourage you every day. If you exercise to music, you can change the music you listen to. Try something with a faster beat. Or try a whole new genre. You can (and should) change your fitness routine. For instance, if you go on the same walking path everyday, you could change the path all together or just change the direction. You could do the walk backwards, by starting where you normally finish and finish where you normally start. Small changes like that can make a big difference. Variety is the spice of life. This is true for fitness too. It is a good idea to try new activities every now and then. Who knows? You may find a new favorite! By encouraging yourself to mix things up a bit, you will find a new motivation and keep your mind and your body from getting bored. So what will you do different this month? u

What Do Scaling High Peaks and Toxins Have in Common? By Peggy Boone, The Health and Wellness Group The answer is Dr. Arlene Blum, PhD. Dr. Blum has scaled the highest peaks in the world and she did so long before it was accepted that women could or should participate in such activity. She is to mountaineering what Amelia Earhart is to flying. In fact, she led the first all-woman expedition to a peak that exceeded 8,000 meters, and she chose Annapurna, well known in the climbing world as the most challenging peak of all! She went on to summit every major mountain peak in the world; quite a feat for a twenty something woman back in the 70’s. Today, Dr. Blum is a visiting scholar in the biochemistry department at U.C. Berkeley and well-known and respected for her groundbreaking scientific work. She is founder of the Green Science Policy Institute. Now Dr. Blum is summiting new peaks and breaking new trail. She says her work to identify and eradicate toxins in manufacturing is much more challenging. It is tougher and certainly more important than those pioneering climbs of the 70’s. I had the privilege of hearing Dr. Blum speak in Bend on March 5 and was mesmerized by the amazing challenges she faced when summiting mountains and even more so by her courageous, unstoppable work to eradicate harmful chemicals being used in household goods and furniture. Blum’s studies back in the 70’s of flame retardant chemicals being used on children’s pajamas, specifically cancer-causing Tris, led to a ban of Tris from children’s sleepwear by the Consumer product Safety Commission in 1977. In 2006 she made another startling discover when her cat developed hyperthyroidism and died. She began to suspect the sofa on which the cat slept. After checking the cat’s blood and the dust in her house, she discovered extremely high levels of the toxic flame retardant chemical, pentaBDE. Furniture makers added PBDEs to foam as a flame retardant from the 80’s until 2003 when California banned it due to negative health effects. Tragically, they replaced it with Tris, the very chemical she helped to remove from children’s sleepwear! We learned from Dr. Blum that not only is Tris used on furniture produced in or sold through California distribution centers, but on baby products originating there as well. Because these products are sold to Northwest residents, scientists are finding that these toxins have now made their way into the Columbia River where salmon are shown to have dangerously high levels of flame retardant chemicals. What can we do? Start by checking the label on your furniture and on your baby products. If there is a California Technical Bulletin (TB117) then your products have been treated with flame retardants. Email (a group of C.O citizens working with Dr. Blum) to receive information on how to reduce (continued on page 25)

Let’s Not Call Them “Picky” Eaters

By Darin Vaughan, MD, FAAP, Pediatrician, La Pine Community Health Center Accepting the label that a child is “picky” reinforces their behavior. One frequent concern I hear from parents of many toddlers, fewer preschoolers, and even less school-aged children is that their child is a “picky eater.” The problem of picky eating does not have to be a problem. It might be better to remain open minded and positive about their eating behavior. There are, of course, medical reasons that a few children cannot or should not eat certain foods. Food allergies affect about 1% of the population. When an allergic reaction to food occurs, you should take your child to their doctor. Signs of food allergy include oral discomfort (itching, burning, stinging), swelling of the mouth, tongue, lips or throat, abdominal pain or vomiting, wheezing or difficulty breathing (may be like an asthma attack), pale or ill appearance, and, of course, hives on the skin. If your child can not swallow some foods due to neurological, gastrointestinal problems or even severely enlarged tonsils, treatment may be needed. Textures and food sizes are more significant in these cases, rather than allergic symptoms or distaste for certain foods. Picky eating describes a child who dislikes many different foods. Most of us dislike a few foods, and this is quite normal. But remember that our bodies need a variety of nutrients, and that should come from a variety of nutritious foods. Here are a few tips: 1. Avoid fighting and power struggles over food. Don’t make your child think any food should be the “enemy” by forcing it upon him. Eating should be a pleasure, not forced and not punishment. Don’t pressure or bribe your child about eating foods. Remember that food should be enjoyed as we consume it to meet our needs to work, play and grow. 2. Accept temporary food jags. It is OK that your toddler may have strong preferences for a few foods and dislike others, as these periods pass quickly when you avoid reinforcing them (negatively or positively). 3. Try to prepare foods your family likes. If your child has a very strong dislike for a certain food, respect it, and accept an occasional substitute. 4. Avoid being a short-order cook. Parents should be aware of their child’s nutritional needs and prepare meals and snacks

Darin Vaughan MD, FAAP, Pediatrician that provide for those needs. Avoid letting children be in charge of food served at meals and snacks. A tantrum about what is served will only repeat itself if you run back to the kitchen to fix something else. Remember who is in charge. 5. Don’t allow complaining about foods at the table. If a child continues to complain, have them take a break from the table for 5-10 minutes to consider what they are doing. If it continues, put the food away, and tell them that food will be served again at the next meal or snack time. 6. Encourage them to explore and try new foods. For toddlers, it may take 20 introductions of a new food before they decide to eat it themselves. If you model enjoying and eating different foods, they will follow you in time. 7. Don’t hold dessert as a reward or punishment. If your child does not eat well at the dinner table, but you have planned a dessert, it is OK to allow them a small portion. 8. Don’t force your child to sit at the table after the rest of the family is done. Shame should not be used at mealtimes and only creates a negative atmosphere about eating together. 9. Eat meals together. Your child is always learning from their greatest role model: YOU. If a parent is picky, then it is more likely their child will be too. 10. Avoid making observations and discussing what your child is eating in front of them. Your child should learn that eating should satisfy them - not you. 11. Consider supplements. If your child’s diet is persistently limited and does not include servings of fruits and/or vegetables at each meal/snack, 2-3 servings of milk a day, some whole grains, and a source of protein most every day, then talk with your health care provider about whether a vitamin or supplement is needed. u

Belly Dancing

Give Kim Feer a call 541-977-2654

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By Richard Grotsky I t was once told to me that people’s opinions were like Gemstones. Sometimes they like to show them off. Although you may not like a certain kind of Gem, if somebody else is proud of that stone, they should be allowed to show it off to others. That said, here are a few Gems I picked up this month when I asked:

QUESTION: “How do you define maturity?” “Maturity is the way you carry yourself and the way you treat your elders and others around you.” Dustin, age 19 Years, La Pine, OR. “Maturity is how you are. As you grow up you learn from your mistakes. That makes you more grown up.” Alyssa, age 9 1/2, La Pine, OR. “I don’t think anyone ever becomes mature. Because we will always make mistakes and nobody is perfect.” Clarence, age 75, Leavenworth, KS. “Maturity comes from years of experience in life’s dealings. For some it comes in life, and for others it never comes at all.” Marc, age 63, Weldon, CA. “Maturity is not what is in front of you. But, rather, how you deal with the situation.” Isabel, age 31, Winter Haven, FL. “Maturity is a state of mind. A willingness to accept mistakes and deal with them.” Greg, age 19, La Pine, OR. u

How Many Homeless are in Central Oregon?

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HHHHigh Lakes Car ClubHHH CLASSIC AUTOMOTIVE SWAP MEET TOOLS, PARTS, CRAFTS & ANTIQUES SATURDAY MAY 8, 2010 The HIGH LAKES CAR CLUB of La Pine will host their 4th Annual AUTOMOTIVE SWAP MEET on Saturday, May 8th at the LA PINE SENIOR CENTER on Huntington Road -- next to Bi-Mart. They will open from 7:00am to 3:00pm. You will see all types of car parts, tools, & equipment in the outside spaces -- wheels, tires, carburetors, and much more! Inside the building will be crafts, collectibles, and possibly antiques for sale. You can usually find a variety of glassware, china, & baskets, as well as hand-crafted items. The great “Flame-On Catering” staff at the Senior Center will offer breakfast and lunch at very reasonable prices – for very good food. They will also have an outdoor barbeque with hamburgers and hot dogs for sale. The outside space rental will remain at $15 again this year, and vendors may bring their own tables and tents, or some will be available for rent if needed. For REGISTRATION FORMS or more information, please call Dave at (541) 536-6039; or for INSIDE SPACE RENTAL call Cathy at the Senior Center: (541) 536-3207. Free admission to the public.

Location: The La Pine Senior Center Huntington Rd - next to Bi-Mart

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ment as a cause of homelessness, a 25 percent increase from 2007. Although the majority of the homeless households identified that they could not afford rent, this decreased by three percent from last year’s count. A significant number of homeless persons were children and a significant number were disabled. Two out of five Central Oregon homeless individuals were minor children, a slight increase from last year. Consistent with last year’s count, 20 percent of homeless persons self-identified that they were disabled. A majority of disabled homeless persons self-identified that they suffered from a psychiatric disability. For Kenny LaPoint, count volunteer and the Director of Housing and Resident Services at Housing Works (formerly the Central Oregon Regional Housing Authority), the count experience was “more than overwhelming.” He stated, “we must work together to help combat the issues that keep the most vulnerable in our community from having access to food and shelter.” Through the Homeless Prevention Rapid Rehousing Program, the number of sheltered homeless increased by four percent this year. A majority of sheltered homeless persons identified that they had experienced homelessness for one to three months. The unsheltered majority of homeless persons identified that they had experienced homelessness for longer than one year. According to Kenny LaPoint, “Housing Works received over 1200 applications for rental assistance during the 8 days they were open to receive applications in 2010. Based on historical funding data, it would take nearly 8 years for Housing Works to serve those in need of housing assistance in the Central Oregon Region.” Housing Works contracts with the Department of Housing and Urban Development to administer the Housing Choice Voucher program in Central Oregon. u

Unsheltered Families

L a Pine Fire District Community Yard Sale! Friday April 16 and Saturday April 17

8:00am to 4:00pm both days

BURGESS & DAY RD FIRE STATION 103 Need Stuff? Come look & buy - public sale of surplus tools,

office equipment, fire & medical equipment, & lots of miscellaneous Have Stuff? Community members & vendors are WELCOME to set up a table and sell too.


What Do Scaling High Peaks and Toxins (continued from page 24) Have in Common? By Peggy Boone, The Health and Wellness Group

the toxins in your home. Next visit and learn more about the toxins that surround us. Lastly, please pass this message on to others interested in protecting our health and environment by reducing the use of toxic chemicals in consumer products. For a fascinating read, pick up Arlene Blum’s book “Breaking Trail, A Climbing Life” told with candor and humor and a testament to the power of taking risks and pursuing dreams. Please contact Peggy Boone if you would like an email copy of fliers and articles on these subjects by Dr. Arlene Blum. Peggy Boone is the owner of The Health and Wellness Group and can be reached at or by phoning 541.678.3734 u

Community Poetry Corner

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A Cowboy’s Heart by Larry Dudley

The Choice is Mine I wish you could see the scars that are inside To know the healing it took and how much I’ve tried To overcome what life has dealt To accept the hurt my heart has felt To look back and see the school That God has used as a tool In showing me what I could be The learning of it is up to me God has shown me the way to his side He gave me the choice to stay or ride

by Larry Dudley,

A Cowboy’s Heart, Poetry and Stories

Order: 541-536-2656 $14.95 ea Pick up your books at our La Pine Office, or we can ship it.

The Miracle of Easter The agony and the pain Seemed more than we could bear, For our hope in his victory Had ended in despair.

We thought it would be he Who would free us from Roman rule, But instead they crucified him As he endured their ridicule. Our hopes were dashed to pieces As we laid him in the tomb; Knowing death had taken him Just added to our gloom. When Mary rushed to tell us What she had witnessed at the grave We disbelieved her story And dismissed her with a wave.

I Listen, Lord The birds sing to me this morning As I awoke unto the sun, At that my heart was lifted Unto Thee. The birds sang to me this morning As I awoke unto the rain, And my heart was lifted to rejoicing Once again.

But she continued on, Convincing us to follow, As she took us to the empty tomb Our hopes remained still hollow. As we arrived at the scene And our eyes beheld the sight Our disbelief and sorrow Gave way to new found light. The truth of his message was clear: Over him death had no claim; The good news, “He is risen!” Remains forever the same.

The song of many birds, Or song of few, Reminds me Lord

So what will YOU do with Jesus? Will you deny he lives today? Or will you trust him as your Saviour

To trust the day to you. Because the littlest sparrow Has promise of your care, I Listen, Lord.

By Sandra Littlepage

And follow him day by day?

by Wendy Rightmire

Grief Support

Grief Support Meetings:

La Pine: Bi-Monthly (Tuesdays) Gilchrist: Monthly (Every 3rd Wed) “Coping with Grief” This series is presented twice a year. It is a series of five sessions in a support group setting, in our comfortable multi-purpose conference room.

Individual Bereavement Counseling is available

with a licensed counselor for those not ready for a group.

Call 541-536-7399 for locations & times

Volunteers: We can always use your help at Newberry Hospice. Please call our Volunteer Coordinator at 541-536-7399 for more info.

We are here and we care... Newberry Hospice serves anyone who is grieving the loss of a loved one. All bereavement services are offered to the general public throughout southern Deschutes and Northern Lake and Klamath Counties, and Sunriver. You don’t have to have had hospice services to receive bereavement help. Like all programs at Newberry Hospice, bereavement services are available to all without ability to pay.

“The sun setting is no less beautiful than the sun rising.”

Over 10 Years of Excellent Service

Call 541-536-7399

51681 Huntington Rd. La Pine, Oregon 97739 Also Serving Sunriver

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Obituaries Karl (Metoo) Phillips Aug. 2, 1922 to Mar. 10, 2010 Karl M (Metoo) Phillips, 46, of La Pine, a former Portland, Oregon resident, died Jan 9, 2010, of long-term health complications. Karl was born on November 1, 1964. He celebrated his birthday with his son, Stephan McDowell, who was born in 1985 in Colorado. Karl grew up in Portland. During 19831986 he lived in Breckenridge, and Ft. Collins, Colorado where he made pastries and logged the countryside to provide wood for the locals. He got a degree in Meat Cutting from the Rocky Mountain School of Meat Cutting in Denver, Colorado in 1986. He worked for Fred Meyer’s as a Meat Cutter in the Portland area for a number of years in the 1990’s. He married Cindy Hancock in Portland on March 9, 2002. They lived for 2 years in Prineville before moving to La Pine in 2003. Karl loved living in La Pine because he loved to fish and camp while surrounded by trees. Karl especially enjoyed the company of his nephew Stacy Sutherland of Vancouver, Washington, and cousins Steve Phillips of Seaside, Oregon and Kenny Glen, Jr. of Portland, Oregon. Karl is survived by his wife, Cindy Phillips of La Pine, his son, Stephan McDowell of San Marcos, CA, his mother, Alyce Phillips of Portland, OR; brothers, Doug Sutherland of Toledo, WA, and Rick Sutherland of Portland, OR; sister Vicky Gould of Boise, ID; many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his father, Jack Phillips; brother, David Sutherland; and sister, Debbie Sutherland. Contributions may be made to Partners in Care Hospice, 2075 NE Wyatt Ct, Bend, OR 97701, 541/382-5882 www.partnersbend. org. One of Karl’s memorial contributions was to give all of his clothing and coats to the Central OR Veterans Outreach which provides help to Veterans that are less fortunate, and requests that any type of contributions also be made to Central Oregon Veterans Outreach, 354 NE Greenwood, Suite 113, Bend, OR 97701, 541/383-2793 www. Although Karl was never in the Armed Service, he felt grateful for the sacrifice that Veterans have done for his freedom. A celebration of life and the scattering of his ashes will be done privately at a later date. u

Alfred N. Price

October 11, 1935 – March 9, 2010 Alfred N. Price of La Pine, died March 9, 2010 at his La Pine home of heart failure. He was 74. Al was born October 11, 1935 in San Bernardino, California to Alfred H. and Betty (Mannery) Price. Al served in the U.S. Air Force. He married Dianne Brackett in June 1962 in Belton, MO. He was an electronics technician and television repairman in Hesperia, California before moving to La Pine in 1978. He worked at La Pine Appliance and TV and also owned his own repair shop. He is survived by his wife, Dianne “Dee” Price, daughter Susan Berger, son Erik Price and three grandchildren, Alysa, Sean and Alex, all of La Pine. He was preceded in death by son David and his parents. A memorial gathering will be held at a later date. Arrangements: Baird Memorial Chapel, La Pine, Oregon, 541-536-5104, u

Muriel Kathleen Looney August 2, 1922 – March 10, 2010

Muriel Kathleen Looney passed from this life into the arms of her savior on Wednesday, March 10, 2010 in Bend, Oregon at the age of 87. She died of complications due to pneumonia and heart failure. Muriel was the youngest daughter of William and Arvilla Eulrich of Jefferson, Oregon, born on August 2, 1922. She attended schools in Jefferson graduating from Jefferson High School. She married Selmer David Looney in Jefferson, Or on November, 1942. After her husband’s death in 2007, she moved to Everett, WA with her son and then in October, 2009 they moved to LaPine, Or . She was a resident of Prairie House Memory Care at the time of her death. Muriel was best known for her love of flowers (Roses and African Violets), canning, painting, crocheting and needle point and volunteering with Sacred Heart Hospital making newborn layettes. She was the secretary of the Eugene Rose Society for several years and loved entering the beautiful floral arraignments’ at the rose show. She was a member of the Dahlia Society. She loved to fish and spend time outdoors and at the beach. She was a member of the Gilham Community Church in Eugene. She is survived by her son, Galen Looney and wife Carol of LaPine, OR, son in law, Joe Super of Homer, Alaska. Grandchildren, Jeanette (Keith) Kohley of Maui, Hawaii, Marvin (Julianne) Super , Michael (Brandi) Super of Homer, Alaska, Carmalita (Curtis) Nelson of Haslet, TX, Rachel (John) Paulson of Camas, WA, Belinda Looney of Everett, WA. , 17 great grandchildren and 1 great great granddaughter. She was preceded in death by her parents, sisters – Edith DeGulis, Ardis Bradley and brother, William Eulrich and her beloved husband and daughter Vivian Jeanette Super. In lieu of flowers please make contributions in her memory to Bible Pathway Ministries, P.O. Box 20213,Murfreesboro, TN 37120-0123. Memorial services were held at Gilham Community Church, 3633 Gilham Rd. Eugene, OR on Saturday, March 20, 2010 at 1:00 PM. u

Frank Piazza

October 2, 1944 – February 28, 2010 Frank Piazza of Bend, Oregon, died February 28, 1010. He was 66. A Memorial Service was held on Sunday, March 14, 2010 at Baird Memorial Chapel, in La Pine. Pastor Terry O’Casey, officiating. Mr. Piazza was born on October 2, 1944, in Sacramento, California, the son of Joseph Francis Piazza, Sr. and Ruth Elizabeth (Duffy) Piazza. He graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree from Sacramento State University and on July 10, 1978, married Betty Jane Gilbreath in Carson City, Nevada, to whom he was married for 32 years. Mr. Piazza worked as a Sales Manager in the construction field for many years. In his leisure time, he enjoyed playing cards, darts, and motorcycles. Other interests included watching (continued on page 27) NASCAR and bull riding.

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Survivors include his wife, Betty Jane Piazza, of La Pine; two sons, Donnie Foster of Lancaster, CA, and Johnnie Rodrigues of Oceanside, CA; a daughter, Carrie Ann O’Neil (husband Shane) of Bend, OR; and his very special friends Gloria O’Neil, Robert Pate, and Shane O’Neil, Sr. He also leaves behind seven grandchildren, Zachary, Tavin, Zoe, Destiny, Evangelina (Evie), Jasmine and Elizabeth. Mr. Piazza is preceded in death by his parents. The family suggests contributions to Partners in Care Hospice, 2075 NE Wyatt Ct. Bend, OR 97701, Baird Funeral Home of Bend is in charge of arrangements 541-382-0903. u

James Harvey Murray

November 30, 1931 – February 26, 2010 James Harvey Murray of La Pine, Oregon was born November 30, 1931 in Salem, Oregon and died February 26, 2010 in the Crystal Waters Adult Foster Care Home. James served in the Navy CB’s for four years, spending some time in Japan. He was a member of the La Pine American Legion and the Portland Elks Lodge. He loved to ride his Harley. His occupation was a glazier. James has been a resident of La Pine for the past 12 years. Survivors include: his wife, Marian E. Murray of La Pine, three sons-James Murray of Yuba City, CA, John C. Murray of Brownville, CA, and Darrell Murray of Vancouver, WA., one daughter, Susan Mabee of Klamath Falls, OR, one brother, Jerry Murray of Reno, NV, one sister, Janice Kangas of Portland, OR, 7 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Contributions in his memory may be given to Crystal Waters Adult Foster Care Home at: Oregon Water Wonders, 17362 Canvas Back Drive, Bend, Oregon 97707. Baird Memorial Chapel was in charge of arrangements. u

Ivan Joye Lynch

December 17, 1937 – March 24, 2010 Age 72, died peacefully at home March 24, 2010 after a courageous battle with throat cancer, with his loving wife, Judy, and sister-inlaw, Darlene, by his side. Born December 17, 1937 in Cherokee County, Kansas to Ivan and Grace Lynch (White). Preceded in death by his parents, brother, George Lynch, sister, Nellie (Lynch) Hutton, and son, Ivan Joye Lynch, Jr. In his younger years, Ivan served in the Civil Air Patrol and National Guard. He married his beautiful wife, Judy (Hansen), July 17, 1965. Ivan retired in 1994 after a 33 year career with Pacific, Gas, and Electric Company in Northern California, where he served as a lineman and sub foreman. Ivan and Judy then relocated to Christmas Valley, OR, having purchased a hay farm, and retired from this venture in 2007. Ivan served as past member and board member for the local Hay Growers Association and Farm Bureau. For more than 25 years, Ivan delighted in bringing Christmas cheer to children from all over each December, “assisting” Santa Claus during the Christmas season. He was also an airplane enthusiast, most recently working on completing restoration of his PA12. Ivan is survived

by his wife of 44 years, Judy, daughter and son-in-law, Lisa (Lynch) and James Saxon of Graton, CA, daughter and son-in-law, Mary Lynch-Paliska and Walter Paliska of Sausalito, CA, son, Dennis Lynch of Vancouver, WA, sister and brother-in-law, Grace (Lynch) and Jon Schober of Tigard, OR, granddaughters Sydney Joye Saxon, Bayley Ann Saxon, Lisa Ann (Lynch) Walker Williams, Kimberly (Lynch) Causky, Kerri Lynch, great grandsons Levi, Logan, and Cambren Williams, and numerous nieces and nephews. Extra special thanks to Hospice Nurse Lori Dinger, sister-in-law, Darlene Hamilton, and wonderful friends Terry Nofziger, Merv and Ruth Stutzman, and Jack Lechner who were present and extremely supportive until the end. Funeral services were held Saturday, March 27th at 11:00 AM at the Christmas Valley Community Church, Christmas Valley, OR, Terry Nofziger and Merv Stutzman officiating. A Graveside Service followed at the Christmas Valley Cemetery, where Ivan was laid to rest with the use of a retired line truck, a truck he used throughout the valley, assisting folks in barn building. Potluck followed at Christmas Valley Community Church. Memorial donations may be made to Newberry Hospice, 51681 Huntington, P.O. Box 1888, La Pine, OR, 97739. Funeral arrangements handled by Baird Memorial Chapel in La Pine. u

Stanley K. Cutts

November 21, 1924 – March 1, 2010 Stanley K. Cutts of La Pine, OR was born: November 21, 1924 in Mitchell, South Dakota, the son of Arthur K. and Minnie Helen (Wallace) Cutts. Died: March 1, 2010 in Bend, OR. Married: February 7, 1946 in Reno, Nevada to Wilma M. Gray. Wilma preceded him in death on October 13, 2008. Stanley served in the US Navy on the aircraft carrier USS Lexington CV-16 from 1942 to 1945. He was a longtime member of the Lebanon American Legion Post 51, Lebanon Elks Lodge, Lebanon Pineway Golf Course, and the Lebanon and La Pine Moose Lodges. Stanley loved to golf, fish, hunt, travel and just be outdoors. Survivors include, his children, Pynne L Hinshaw of Bend, OR, Jerry A. Cutts of Lincoln, CA, Marsha G. Wilson of La Pine, OR and Shelly L. Claussen of Lebanon, OR., one brother, Richard A. Cutts of Lebanon, OR, 9 grandchildren, Todd Modderman, Rod Modderman, Jolie Novak, Justin Cutts, Corbett Cutts, Ben Wilson, Casey Cutts, Halley Cutts, Chad Claussen, 10 great grandchildren, Ronita Slayden, Todd Modderman 11, Nick Modderman, Matthew Modderman, Ashley Hinshaw, Breanna Angel, Elizabeth Modderman, Devon Novak, Jordan Cutts and Aaron Novak, and 4 great great grandchildren, Hana, Ethan and Synnove Slayden and Maci Modderman. He was also preceded in death by three brothers, Earl W., Harvey B. and Gerald A. Cutts; and three sisters, Doris M. Coyle, Laurel V. Coutts and Mary Jelnick. Graveside Service was March 6, 2010 at 11:00 AM at the IOOF Cemetery, Lebanon, Oregon. A celebration of Life will be held at the Pineway Golf Course, Lebanon, Oregon Saturday, March 6, 2010 at 1:00 PM. Baird Memorial Chapel was in charge of arrangements. u

Kurt Paul Fowers

March 8, 1947 – March 13, 2010 Kurt Paul Fowers of Crescent, died peacefully in his sleep March 13 of natural causes. He was 63. Services were held at Willamette National Cemetery, Portland, Oregon on Tuesday, March 23. He was born in Honolulu, HI. He served in the United States Marine Corps in Vietnam where he was awarded a purple heart. He worked as a cable splicer in the field of telephony. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, target shooting and building just about anything. His last endeavor was building motorcycle frames that he sold all over the world. He is survived by his mother, Mildred Fowers, his brothers, David and Daniel Fowers, his sister, Peg Beria, his children, Dawn Goodman, Dana Martin, Kathleen Kuntz, Kristopher Fowers, Karey Amies, and Daniel Fowers, and 10 grandchildren. Baird Memorial Chapel in charge of arrangements. u

Jessis Darrin age 101

February 1, 1909 – March 16, 2010 Jessie Marie Churchill was born to Dayton Elmyron Churchill and Pearl Lurene S p e l l m a n Churchill on Feb. 1, 1909 in Curtis Neb. Jessie had one sister, Etta Fern Churchill Swanson, proceeding her in death in 1997 and one brother, William (Bill) Harold Churchill who passed in 2001. Jesse married John Herman Harder on April 24, 1926 in Mc Cook, Neb. Jessie had one child, a daughter, Ida Arlene Harder Harmon and two grand sons, John Michael Harmon and Ronald Jesse Harmon, and three great grandchildren along with two great-great grandchildren. John Harder and Jessie moved to Bonners Ferry, Idaho during the Dust Bowl days and then moved to Portland, Ore. Jessie lost John, her husband of 37 years in 1963. Jessie worked as a Teamster Warehouseman at Meier and Frank in the warehouse in N.W. Portland. She remarried Claude Darrin and they moved to La Pine in 1973 after retiring in 1971. After buying Arizona property, Claude and Jessie became Snowbirds for several years. In the summer while in the northwest they became ardent salmon fishermen. Jessie became known for her great fishing success and was known as the “Fishing Lady”. After Claude passed away of complications from Alzheimer disease, Jessie became a walker for the annual Bend Memory Walk. She started at age 90 and walked nine years to age 99. For her 10th and final walk at age 100, her great friends at La Pine’s Prairie House wheeled her in a wheelchair. Jessie loved to travel and made many trips with her husband Claude Darrin to Alaska, Arizona, Mexico, Las Vegas, and the Western states. She attended several family reunions in Wray CO including the one in 2009 celebrating the 100 years of family settlement in the area and Jessie was in her 100th year. She traveled with her daughter, Arlene Harmon to several Madam Alexander Doll conventions in Nashville, the Queen Mary in L.A., Portland, OR, and San Jose, CA. There was a graveside memorial on Friday, Mar. 19, 2010 at 11:00AM at Skyline Memorial Gardens in Portland OR. On Monday, Mar. 22, 2010 there will be a memorial at 2:00PM in the Prairie House in La Pine, OR. Her family and friends who were fortunate in having her for so many years will miss Jessie. The family requests that in lieu of flowers that you donate money or sponsor a person to walk in the Memory Walk of the Alzheimer’s Association of Central Oregon. u

Irving E. Hunt

December 8, 1931 – March 1, 2010 Irving E. Hunt, 78, of La Pine, Oregon was born December 8, 1931 in Glenwood, Minnesota and died March 1, 2010 in La Pine, OR. He has been a La Pine resident for the past 21 years. Survivors include, his wife Patricia Hunt, his daughter, Nicki Mulder, his brother, Jim Hunt, his sister, Gertrude Jeske, one grandchild, and 2 great grandchildren. Memorial services were Saturday, 3/13/10 at 11:00 AM at High Lakes Christian Church, 52620 Day Road, La Pine, OR. In lieu of flowers, it is the family’s suggestion that contributions in his memory may be made to Newberry Hospice, 51681 Huntington Road, La Pine, OR. Baird Memorial Chapel was in charge of arrangements. u

Ronald L. Weikal

February 4, 1934 – February 25, 2010 Ronald L. Weikal of La Pine, OR was born Feb. 4, 1934 in Los Angeles, CA. He was the son of Charlene and Irwin Bean. He died Feb. 25, 2010 at the age of 76 due to heart failure at his La Pine home. Ronald served in the US Marine Corps. He married Shirley Fawcett on November 28, 1991 in Reno, Nevada. Ronald loved model airplanes. He is survived by his wife, Shirley Weikal of La Pine, OR. Contributions in his memory may be given to Newberry Hospice, 51681 Huntington Road, La Pine, OR 97739. A memorial service will be held in the middle of April, 2010. Baird Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements. u

APRIL 2010 Events Please RSVP, space is limited, call 541-382-5882. All events are FREE, unless otherwise indicated.

Bereavement Grief Relief Support Groups - Bend

Reinvesting in life after loss is less painful when the journey is shared with others. In this eight week group participants will find hope, connection, and solace together. Tuesdays 10:30am - Noon OR Wednesdays 5:30 - 7:00 pm For further information call Angela My Friend’s House: A support group for

children & families who’ve experienced a death loss.

To register contact Eileen

Traumatic Loss: Losses by suicide, homicide,

accident and other forms of trauma bring participants together for sharing, comfort, and support towards healing. Thursdays 5:30 - 7:00 pm To register contact Angela Pet Loss Group:

Tuesdays 6:00 – 7:30 pm For further information call Sharen Coffee & Doughnuts with Bob & the Boys:

Gentlemen only for this grief support group.

Last Thurs. of the month (except Dec) 10 – 11:30 am Contact Angela for further information


Free Volunteer Training Class: April 10, 9am - 3pm Call Sarah to register

Foot Care Clinics

Various Dates and Locations Call Dawn for more information

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Calendar of Events 17th Concert and Dinner at the Ranch House – Music by Lino from

the newspaper headquarters. Win prizes in our free raffle drawing. Watch an entertaining slideshow with Newberry Eagle photos and headlines. Refreshments provided. 4:00pm-6:30pm at the Johnson C Johnson Center lobby. 16405 First St. La Pine.

5:30pm to 10:00pm at Ghost Rock Ranch. Experience a romantic dinner and an evening away with your sweetheart at this one of a kind event. Overnight get-away packages are available. Tickets & Reservations: Carol Swendsen at 541-536-1335 or email: and

3rd POETRY EVENT Local Poets and authors reading their poetry at the La Pine


3rd NEWBERRY EAGLE OPEN HOUSE Enjoy an afternoon “meet and greet” at

Library. 2-4pm. Public invited. To read your poetry, call The Newberry Eagle at 5363972. Immediately following at 4pm, visit The Newberry Eagle Open House across the Library Parking Lot in the John C Johnson Center (Blue Building).

3rd COMMUNITY EASTER EGG HUNT 12:00pm-3:00pm at the White School Building. Egg hunt for Ages 0-12. Indoor carnival for kids, lots of food and fun. 8:00pm9:00pm Teen egg hunt – bring a light to help you find the winning egg that has an iPod.

3, 10, 17, & 24 Thursdays 10:00am-11:30am SPRING FAMILY FORAYS All ages are encouraged to join a naturalist for a nature walk exploring the wonders of early Spring in Sunriver. $3 Adults $2 Children (ages 2-5) Members Free. At Sunriver Nature Center.

4th HAPPY EASTER SUNDAY! Check your local church service listings. Libraries are closed for the day.

4th ANNUAL FORT ROCK GRANGE EASTER BREAKFAST following Sunrise service at Fort Rock State Park. Location: 64651 Fort Rock Rd., Fort Rock, OR 97735. Contact: 541-576-2289.

5th-6th AARP DRIVER SAFETY CLASS at La Pine Fire District Main Building. 10am-3pm.To register call 541-317-0610. Fee: $14 AARP members: $12 .

5th AARP TAX HELP at La Pine Public Library 10:00am-4:00pm. 9th OPEN HOUSE CELEBRATION at LA PINE SENIOR CENTER, 51600 Huntington Road, La Pine. 6 to 8pm. Celebrating the Recognition of Chance Steffey, past owner and CEO of La Pine Community Health Center. Presentation and finger food. Come help Celebrate! Public Welcome!

10th LA PINE TOWN HALL MEETING-SEE PAGE 2 10th “JACKPOT SPRING PLAY DAY” at Ghost Rock Ranch, presented by La Pine Rodeo Association. Start time: 9:00am. Free to public. Individuals entry: $20, Family entry: $45. Compete for cash prizes in different categories. For more info 541-5368094 or

11th-13th OREGON GOVERNOR’S CONFERENCE ON TOURISM at Bend Riverhouse Hotel and Convention Center, 3075 North Business 97. Registration through March 22, 2010, Full Conference Registration: $250. One day registrant (all day Monday or Tuesday): $160. Newber-

ry Eagle Reporter, Wendy Korn, will be attending!

16th & 17th SPRING COMMUNITY YARD SALE at Station 103 - Burgess and Day Road Fire Station. Clean out your closets and bring a table to sell your things on. You keep all money you make, space is free. Show up early morning to set up at 8:00am. Stay until 4:00pm. 16th EVERY ONE OF US A GALAPAGOS at Sunriver Nature Center & Observatory, Pozzi Education Room. 6:30pm. Presented by Brendan Bohannan from the Center for Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at University of Oregon. Part of the Darwin’s Legacy lecture series for 2010. $10 or $8 for members. $3 Students (scholarships are available from local schools and COCC). For more info call 541-593-4294. 17th “Expressiveness Through Art” Workshop for Teens with artist Walter Lee. 1 - 2:30pm. Artist and art therapist Walter Lee, whose art is currently on display at the La Pine Public Library, will hold a “Expressiveness Through Art” workshop for teens. This workshop is free and open to the public, but limited to 12 participants. Please register online or by calling Lisa McGean at 312-1034.

17th NATIVE AMERICAN SALMON BAKE at COCC Campus Center in Bend. 10:00am-4:30pm. Watch movies, listen to Native American musicians, and eat delicious salmon with all the fixings. $5 donation pays for food and drink and goes to the Native American Club. For more information, contact Justine Connor at 541-317-3070.

17th MEADOWS GOLF COURSE at Sunriver Resort opens for the the season (weather permitting). Golf prices vary. Call 541-593-4402 for tee times.

munity Park. 9:00-3:00pm Enjoy shopping with all sorts of vendors. Enter into a 50/50 raffle- you keep half of the money in the raffle pot, the rest goes to La Pine Parks and Recreation. Tickets are $1 or 6 for $5.

18th DETAILS OF YOGA - Props, positioning, and other odds and ends. A workshop taught by Lila Donnolo. 9:30am to 11:30am at Sabai Healing Arts Center, 51546 Hwy 97, La Pine. Registration: $25 before 4/12, or $30 after. Call Amy to register 541536-3300. 21st “STANDING ON MY SISTER’S SHOULDERS” DOCUMENTARY SCREENING at La Pine Public Library. 5:30pm-6:30pm. This powerful documentary reveals the Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi in the 1950’s and 60’s from the point of view of the courageous women who lived lived it--and emerged as its grassroots leaders. Free and open to the public.

24th CABINS, MOCKINGBIRDS, AND HELP: WHITE WOMEN WRITING BLACK STORIES. 2:00-3:00pm. Presentation at Sunriver Public Library. From Uncle Tom’s Cabin to To Kill a Mockingbird, white women novelists have produced some of America’s most enduring portraits of racism in America. COCC Professor Annemarie Hamlin presents. Free and open to the public.

25th CONGRATS GRADS 5K FUN RUN/WALK at La Pine High School, open to all ages. Registration starts at 9:00am, run/walk starts at 10:00am. This is a fundraiser for the 2010 class of La Pine High School so they can enjoy a alcohol and drug-free trip to celebrate their graduation. Fee: $20 before April 9th, $25 after. For more information contact Jennifer at 541-610-6355 30th Nature & the Performing Arts Series presents COYOTES! At Sunriver Nature Center & Observatory. 7:00pm-9:00pm. Come enjoy a special evening celebrating the legendary Coyote. Jim Anderson, renowned Northwest Naturalist educates us and makes us laugh with his coyote tales. The Quincy Street Band shares their lively bluegrass music, and Sisters poet, Kit Stafford will beguile you with her richly woven words. Refreshments provided by Hot Lava Baking. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Seating is limited. To reserve tickets contact 541.593.4394.

30th-May 2nd THE 18TH ANNUAL SPRING HOME & GARDEN SHOW at Deschutes County Fairgrounds. Adults: $7 Seniors 55 and older: $5 Children 16 and younger free.

28th WORKSHOP: CAREER MAPPING at the La Pine Public Library from 10:00am-12:30pm Unemployed? Changing Direction? Need new job search ideas? If you are experiencing barriers in your job search, this workshop is for you. Workshop followed by a one-on-one appointment to help you define your next steps. Contact Yvonne to reserve a space 541-548-8196 x345.

29th Teen TERRITORY Thursdays “Mother’s Day Edition” at Sunriver Library. 3-4:30pm. *Special this week: crafts and supplies for Mother’s Day gifts! Come hang out, listen to music, do your homework, craft, or whatever hits your fancy. Board games and cards available. Meeting room; librarian in room; free and open to 6th-12th graders.

May 2010 13th Rising Stars Preschool Trike-a-thon - Annual Spring Fundraiser. La Pine Community Campus – Rising Stars Preschool Playground. Kids get sponsors and then they ride there bikes around the play ground. Awards are given for various categories. The AM classes event - 9:30-11:20. The PM Class event 1:30-3:20. Call Rising Stars Preschool for more info 541-536-8362.

14th-16th LADD MARSH BIRDATHON: Observe more than 110 different bird species from staffed birding stations. For more information, contact Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. (541) 963-4954

17th VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY FAIR 4:00pm-7:00pm at La Pine High School. Find something you would enjoy spending your time on and help the community! For information contact the La Pine Chamber and Visitor Center : or call 541-536-9771.

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Announcements You’re Invited to a FUN EVENT! Poetry Reading with local poets at La Pine Library April 3, 2:00 to 4:00 PM AND ON SAME DAY


Enjoy Music, Slide Show, Refreshments, Networking & Fun! Door Prizes Kite Giveaways Newberry Eagle OPEN HOUSE PARTY is located in the John C Johnson Ctr behind the library at 16405 First Street, La Pine

La Pine Rodeo

APRIL 10 - 17 See the Families And Community Together (FACT) Events Listed on Page 23 Visit for more info

Spring Festival - Saturday, April 3rd at 12:00pm LA PINE — The La Pine Park & Recreation District, La Pine Chamber of Commerce, Crescent Creek Church, FACT, Rising Stars Preschool and La Pine Community Kitchen would like to invite you and your family to attend the Spring Festival. There will be egg hunts for youth ages 0 to 12, a bounce house, three legged race, balloon toss, BBQ and much more. The festivities start at 12:00 p.m. at the White School Complex adjacent to the La Pine Library.

At the event we will be announcing the winner of the Easter Egg Coloring Contest. You can enter the contest by stopping by a local bank, the Chamber of Commerce or the Park & Recreation office and picking up an entry form to win. Entries are due no later than April 1st. This event would not be possible with out the generous support of our sponsors; La Pine McDonald’s and Scootr. Thank you sponsors! In addition to our sponsors you can participate by dropping off

COUPLES BRIDGE - Every Tuesday at Sunriver Fire Station, 6:30pm. Sign up at Marketplace.

LA PINE COMMUNITY ACTION TEAM BOARD MEETING – Call for time and place. Public meeting. 536-3972.

Weekly and Monthly Meetings ALANON – Support group for families and friends of alcoholics. Thursdays 7:00pm at Agape Church in La Pine. AMERICAN LEGION POST 45 – Bingo every Thursday; Early Bird, 6:30 p.m. Regular Bingo immediately following. Address: ALP on Drafter Rd. Open to Public. Info: 536-1402. – General meeting Second Tuesday of the month, 7 pm at ALP on Drafter Rd. Info: 536-1402. AMERICANS FOR PROSPERITY - 1st Thursday of each month 6:00-8:00 pm at John C Johnson Building behind the Library. Open to the public. Info: 536-5039,or e-mail: BEND-La Pine SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD MEETINGS - Second & Fourth Tuesdays of each month, except during school vacations or days off. CAG - Deschutes County Citizen’s Action Group - Every Other Friday 9:30 am at the American Legion Hall on Drafter Road. Get updates on septic issues and county comprehensive plan. Next Meeting: April 3rd. Info: Pat Murphy or Pam Cosmo 536-3007. CARE FOR THE CAREGIVER - 2nd Thursday of each month. 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm at La Pine Senior Activities Center, 16450 Victory Way, La Pine. Newberry Hospice of La Pine and Surrounding Communities. Info: Barbara or Pat 536-7399 Crescent Gilchrist CATeam Meetings - 2nd Monday of each month. 8:00 pm, Ernst Bros. Office in Gilchrist. The public is welcome. CENTRAL OREGON GOSPEL MUSIC JAMS – Sundays at Pine Forest Grange Hall, 63214 Boyd Acres Rd, Bend. Free. Info: or CHAPTER ONE BOOK CLUB - First Saturday of each month,March book is “Oxygen” by Carol Cassella, 10am-Noon at Sunriver Public Library. Info: Pat Hensley 541-593-0315 CHRONIC ILLNESS SUPPORT GROUP – 4th Thursday of each month 10:00 am - 11:00 am at Newberry Hospice, 51681 Huntington, La Pine. Hosted by Newberry Hospice and open to surrounding communities. Info: Pat 536-7399

DISASTER PREPAREDNESS - 4th Wednesdays at La Pine Senior Activity Center 11:30 am - 12:00 pm. Info: Cathy 536-3207 FAMILY FUN STORY TIME – For children 0-5 at the Sunriver and La Pine Libraries, Tuesdays, 10:30am. Info: 312-1081. FOOT HEALTH CLINIC - 1st and 3rd Mondays at La Pine Senior Activities Center by Central Oregon Home Health & Hospice Call for appointment 536-3207 Greater La Pine Breakfast with the Chamber – Featuring remarkable speakers, networking and door prizes. 7:45 am the 3rd Friday of each month at the La Pine Senior Center, catered by Flame On Catering. Call 5369771 or email to RSVP. GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP – 10-11am at the Prairie House. Open to all who are grieving the death of a loved one. Join us for coffee and conversation. No charge. To RSVP or for more info.382-5882. Drop-ins welcome. Hosted by Partners In Care Hospice. High lakes car club – second Thursday each month, at the Little Deschutes Grange Hall, 51518 Morson. Potluck at 6:00 pm, followed by business meeting at 7:00 pm. We welcome classic car enthusiasts to come and see what the Car Club is all about. Info: NaDynne at 536-5691 or Randy at 536-1566. LA PINE AREA TRANSPORTATION ADVISORY GROUP (L-TAG) – 3rd Thursday 1 p.m. at ODOT conference room., 51591 N Hwy 97, 541-536-8354. LA PINE CITY COUNCIL – 2nd and 4th Wednesdays. Business meeting starts at 6:00 pm South County Building Meeting Room - next to City Hall. 541-536 -1432 LA PINE “COFFEE KLATCH” – Free informal support group for those who have lost a loved one meets once a month at the La Pine Library from 10 – 11:30 a.m. Group provided by Hospice of Bend-La Pine. Drop-ins welcome. Call for regular meeting date. Info: Angela, 383-3910.

LA PINE FRONTIER DAYS – Board meetings First Wednesday of the month, 6:30-8pm, John C. Johnson Building, conf room. LA PINE GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY Second & Fourth Tuesday of each month, 1pm at La Pine Senior Activity Center. Summer meetings variable. Info: Edith Page 536-1801 LA PINE GRANGE – Third Tuesdays each month, pot luck at 6pm, meeting starts at 7pm at the Grange Building. Info: Dot 536-2197.

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Public Welcome - FREE! individually wrapped candy at your local bank in our candy drop boxes. They are the boxes that look like Easter Eggs. For more information contact Justin Cutler, Director of Parks & Recreation at 541.536.2223 u

LA PINE/SUNRIVER RELAY FOR LIFE Second Wednesday of each month 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. at La Pine Library. Info: Julie Fincher at 420-1051 or Carol Gray at 815-3616. LATE BLOOMERS GARDEN CLUB Third Thursday of the month, La Pine Library, 12:00 noon. Info: Nancy: 541-536-2435 or Gael: 541-297-2376. MUSIC MAKERS ACOUSTIC JAMS – 6-8 p.m. First Tuesday of each month, all skill levels. Free. At Music Maker store, one block south of Fred Meyers, west side of Hwy 97, Bend.

Community Flea Market 1st Sat EVERY month 10am-3pm. Grange Hall, Morson 1 block north of The Prairie House. Booth reservation info call Robin 541-536-1455

NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS - Tuesdays & Thursdays 7 p.m. at Water Tower bldg on William Foss & Hinkle. Saturdays 7 p.m. at Faith Lutheran Church on Huntington. For info, call Allen 420-1165.

LA PINE LIBRARY COMPUTER CLASSES Free 1.5-hour introductory classes. 312-1090 for dates and times or sign up at the Reference Desk.

QUILTING – Wednesdays, 8 a.m. at La Pine Senior Center. Info: 536-3207.

LA PINE LION’S CLUB – General membership meeting 2nd and 4th Wed. of each month, noon at the La Pine Community Park Bldg. East on Finley Butte Road. Info: call Shirley at 5362201 or President Don at 536-6096. Join us to serve our community. LA PINE PARK & RECREATION DISTRICT– Board meetings 1st and 3rd Monday of each month, Work sessions at 6:00pm, meeting starts 6:30 p.m. at John C. Johnson Building Public meeting room. Volunteers needed! Info: 541536-2223. LA PINE RURAL FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT BOARD MTG – 2nd Thursdays, 9:00 am at the main Fire Station, 51550 Huntington Road La Pine. Board Workshop Mtg- 2nd Tuesdays, 9:00am. Budget Committee Mtg- 3rd Mondays, 6:00pm. Public meetings. 541-5362935. LA PINE SPECIAL SEWER DISTRICT and LA PINE SPECIAL WATER DISTRICT 1 conference room at 51490 Hinkle Way. Second Tuesday of each month. Public meeting., customers encouraged to attend. 536-3281/536-6263

SUNRIVER ROTARY - Wednesdays at the Sunriver Lodge, 7:30 a.m.. Info: 593-7381. SUPPORT SERVICES TEAM - Volunteer support for La Pine Fire District. Every 3rd Monday 2:00pm at the main station. Info: Creagh 541-536-7493. THINK AGAIN PARENTS (TAPS) - Substance Abuse Prevention Team of South County (previously South County Prevention Team) - 2nd Thursday ,South County Service Center 3:45 5:15. Info: Denise Hatch 536-2644 TANGO PRACTICAS – Every Wed. at Bend Community Ctr, 7:00-8:15 p.m.; $5. Info: 330-4071. YA-YA SISTERHOOD SOCIETY - Second Wednesday of the month, Midstate Electric Community Room, 5:15 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Open to all women interested in meeting for friendship, giving to the Community, and self-growth Info: Carol Richards, 536-2263, or Vivian Taylor, 536-5980. YOGA CLUB - Wednesdays at Sunriver Fire Station in the ground floor meeting room. 9 a.m. Info: 593-9305 or 598-0692.

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SPORTS & RECREATION Plenty of Cycling in the La Pine Area Column and Photos by Ollie Scheideman Pick a road, pick any road (well maybe “The Outdoors at your Front Door” welcomes visitors and residents alike as not Hwy 97) and head out on your road they enter the town of La Pine. This is cer- bike. Several road loops can be ridden that tainly an appropriate statement because, start and end in La Pine or you can access as we all know, we are lucky to sit in the the Cascade Lakes Highway from here. middle of the “Great Outdoors” surround- Or, if you are “feeling your oats”, you can ed by beautiful lakes, mountains, rivers, ride to Paulina Lake and East Lake (or even up to the peak) on the Paulina Lake and forest. Road. Mountain biking, you ask? Head out in any direction and you will find some nice dirt to ride. However, if it’s single track your looking for, the La Pine State Park is laced with single track dirt trails that are a beginner to intermediate riders paradise. For example, try the Deschutes River Loop, or the Fall River Loop, or for a shorter ride with “drop dead” scenery, try the McGregor Loop. All of these loops start and end in the park itself and offer rides of 3 to 5 miles that can be ridden singly or looped together for a longer ride. For a more strenuous mountain bike ride, try the Paulina Creek trail at the Peter Skeen Ogden equestrian staging area on the Paulina Lakes Road. This beautiful 10 mile single track trail follows along Paulina Creek past the McKay Crossing Although we are not as famous as our all the way to Paulina Lake. It offers the sister cities to the north, our area offers the intermediate to advanced rider wonderful outdoor enthusiast a whole world of non- scenery, a big workout and a fast downhill motorized outdoor recreation, no matter finish. La Pine and its surrounding area, what the season. Come spring, summer, fall, or winter, there as always something viewed from the saddle of a bicycle, gives to enjoy in our immediate surroundings. the rider a great appreciation for the beauEither out your front door, or within easy ty of the our portion of Central Oregon. access, the La Pine area offers snowshoe- That’s right. “The Outdoors at you Front ing, hiking, kayaking, bird watching, and Door”. Coming next month in this space... bicycling. You don’t have to go to Oakridge, Why woodpeckers don’t get concussions Bend, or Sisters to find good cycling- and what does it have to do with bicycling? u we’ve got it right here.

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La Pine Parks and Rec District announces the return of the K-5 Soccer Program. Spring registration will be held during the Easter Egg Hunt on April 3rd from Noon to 2 pm at the White School Complex and on Wednesday, April 7th at the La Pine High School Gym from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm. There are volunteer coach and referree positions open. If you are interested in becoming a coach or referree, please indicate on your child’s registration form. Please note that backround checks will be required for all coaches and referrees. Coach and referree training will be available. u

Online Hunter Education Classes Just in Time for Spring Turkey Season Courtesy of Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife SALEM, Ore.—A number of hunter education classes and field days are available in March and early April, so young hunters have the chance to get certified before spring turkey season opens in mid-April. Hunter education is mandatory for all hunters under the age of 18 and recommended for any new hunter. The course covers topics like firearms safety, hunter ethics, wildlife identification, hunt preparation and techniques and outdoor survival. Students now have three options to complete hunter education: an online course , an independent study workbook course, or in-person attendance at a traditional class taught through ODFW’s statewide network of 600 volunteer instructors. A list of traditional classes can be found here. A $10 fee is due at the beginning of the course. Independent study and online course students are still required to attend and complete a field day course, which typically last six to eight hours. Students receive handson instruction on safe firearms handling techniques, including crossing obstacles and hunting with others, situational ethics, and live fire exercises. Finally, students take a final certification exam to receive their official hunter safety card. Field day class listings can be found here. A $10 fee is due at the field day. The online course is offered through Kalkomey Enterprises and costs an additional $15, paid to Kalkomey. The course takes approximately 10 hours to complete and includes a Field Day Qualifier Exam. Use of the online course and all practice tests is free until a student signs up to take the exam. Students who pass the online exam with an 80 percent grade or better receive a certificate which qualifies them to attend the required field day. To register for the independent study option, contact Myrna Britton (Myrna.B.Britton@; tel. 503-947-6028) for a Hunter Education workbook, which must be fully completed when brought to the first field day class. A $10 fee is required for registration and class materials. ODFW certifies about 6,000 new hunters each year through the hunter education program. Completion of the class is mandatory for any person under the age of 18 to hunt in Oregon, unless they are hunting on land owned by their parents or legal guardian or participating in the Mentored Youth Hunter Program. For more information about Hunter Education visit skills/hunter/index.asp u

Theme Selected for 2010 Relay For Life

By Nikki Cochran The 8th annual La Pine/Sunriver Relay for life will be held this summer on June 26th and 27th. This 24-hour relay is a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society (ACS) that runs from 10:00 a.m. on Saturday to 10:00 a.m. on Sunday. The theme for the 2010 Relay for Life is “Luau for Life.” Teams are encouraged to decorate their campsites, and prizes will be awarded for “the best campsites.” Every year, the Relay honors all cancer survivors by inviting them to walk the first lap of the relay. If you are a cancer survivor and would like to participate, please contact Terri Rotbergs at 541-593-0176 or Martha Bauman at 541-536-7670. The survivor’s lap will take place Saturday morning at 10:00 a.m. to begin the 24-hour event. Survivors are checked in and given a special survivor’s t-shirt. They are honored by all present and invited to walk the first lap around the track to kick off the relay. The Relay for Life is a community-wide gathering where everyone can participate in the fight against cancer. Teams of 8-15 people (families, friends, co-workers, teachers, students, club members, church groups, etc.) camp out at the high school track and take turns walking. Teams should have a team member on track at all times. There are even crazy walks around the track. Each team member is asked to try to raise $100.00. We are actively recruiting teams at this time. For more information on teams, or if you would just like to walk in the Relay, please contact Team Leader Linda Neumann at 541-536-4079 or 541-480-8686. Sponsorships in any amount are welcomed and appreciated. The money raised from this event remains in the local area to support the efforts of the ACS. If you have any questions or would like to help in any way or donate to our silent auction, please feel free to stop by our monthly committee meeting the third Wednesday of every month at the La Pine Fire Hall at 5:30 p.m. We need help with sponsorships, food, logistics, etc. If you can offer any help, or have any questions please contact Martha at 541-536-7670, Terry at 541-593-0176 or ACS Staff partner Stefan Meyers at 541-504-4920. u

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