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December 2010

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Fire Station Opens The La Pine Rural Fire Protection District’s Grand Opening of Fire Station 103 By Ken Mulenex Nov. 6th - the La Pine Rural Fire Protection District held a Grand Opening to debut a renovated Fire Station. Under a bright sun hosted by a gorgeous fall day the District swung open the doors of Fire StaPhotography by Mikey DeBone tion 103. District Board President Doug Cox, along with Directors Conrad Ruel, Jerry McCue, Henry Kelly, & Jerry Hubbard, the Fire Chief, numerous firefighters, volunteers of the District, plus many members of the La Pine community, performed (Continued on page 3) the ceremonial, cutting of the ribbon.

Welcoming a New Physician to La Pine La Pine Community Health Center Introduces New Physician Story and Photos By Michael C. Jensen In an increased effort to provide “Big City” medical care with a “Small Town” feel as well as expand the variety of services to the greater community of La Pine, South Deschutes County, and Northern Klamath County, the La Pine Community Health center announces the services and experience of Dr. Jennifer Laughlin. Dr. Laughlin Dr. Jennifer Laughlin is a specialist in Internal Medicine and treats adults 18 years old and older. Dr. Laughlin is no stranger to Central Oregon, having most recently worked as at St. Charles Medical Center in Bend. She made the transition to La Pine for several reasons, and will bring to the Health Center a “Whole Person Approach.” She was raised in Maryland, educated at Dartmouth and Boston University, and trained at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. She also served as a supervisor (Continued on page 4)

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Food & recipes Gift Giving Ideas stories • chuckles

Tony DeBone Wins I am open and approachable. Please feel free to contact me, let’s talk about the issues and the solutions that will make Deschutes County a place where families can thrive, enjoy our rural outdoor lifestyle and participate in an environment that positive (Continued on page 4)

Changes for City of La Pine A Good-Bye to Barbara Hedges

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By Adele McAfee, La Pine City Councilor

There are exciting changes on the horizon with all the new faces joining the La Pine City Council. A big Welcome to Dan Varcoe, Ken Mulenex and Stu Martinez! It is bitter sweet as we bid a farewell to Councilor Barbara Hedges. Initially, Barbara was the reserved one on the council. As time passed, comfort along with knowledge developed Barbara, who would easily grab your attention with her feistiness or her steely conviction to an opinion or cause if she felt the City would benefit. Barbara relocated from Eugene to La Pine in 2007 to be close to her daughter, Erin, and granddaughter, Alissa. She thought she would be retiring into a comfy life of bak- (Continued on page 3)

Let’s Go Ice Skating Newly remodeled Ice Skating Rink Opens in Sunriver see page 12

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INDEX Advertiser’s Directory................................2 Book Reviews...........................................23 Calendar of Events.................................28 New! CHRISTMAS & HOLIDAYS........7-12 Crossword Puzzle.....................................21 Education & Schools.................................6 Equestrian ...............................................31 New! Financial News and Views.......30 Food..................................................... 8 & 9 Klamath County VISION..................15 - 17 Local News............................................2 - 5 LOVIN LIFE for Seniors.......................19 - 21 Newberry Eagle Team............................26 Photography Gift Buying Tips.................27 Pets...........................................................24 Rap Sheet.................................................22 Recreation ..............................................31 Veterans................................................... 14


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THE NEWBERRYt EAGLE - La Pine Centennial Commemorative Issue • DECEMBER 2010

LA PINE CITY NEWS DEQ Steering Committee Meeting Schedule Robert Baggett, REHS

The South Deschutes and North Klamath County Steering Committee will begin meeting on the first Tuesday of each month at 6:00pm at the Midstate Electric Community Meeting Room, 16755 Finley Butte Road in La Pine. The steering committee, composed of South Deschutes and North Klamath County residents, is charged with identifying cost-effective solutions to protect area groundwater. Meeting topics include: Finalizing and signing the committee charter Boundary development Citizen engagement and communications strategies For more information, contact Robert Baggett at 541-633-2036 or via email at baggett.robert@deq.state.or.us, or visit the the project website at http://www.deq.state. or.us/wq/onsite/sdesch-nklam.htm

City of La Pine Meeting Schedule

Special Planning Commission Meeting Scheduled for Wednesday, December 8th, 2010 4:00 p.m. South County Meeting Room

Continuance of the Biogreen Public Hearing

Scheduled for Wednesday, December 8th, 2010 6:00 p.m. La Pine Senior Activity Center (continued next column)

SEE Special Article about Mayor Kitty Shields in January 2011 Issue

New City Councilors Elect Report and Photo by Sandra Jones Stu Martinez, Ken Mulenex, and Dan Varcoe will begin their service as La Pine City Councilors in January. It was an exciting election with 7 candidates running for City Council. The energy ran high on election night at the election party, where everyone watched the results on the internet, as it came up. Photo below shows the 3 candidates as they watch their winning results.

From left to right: Stu Martinez, Dan Varcoe, and Ken Mulenex on Nov. 2, 2010, as they watch election results. All 3 won seats on the La Pine City Council.

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SHOP LOCAL Accountants High Desert Tax Service................................... Page 4 Animals & Pets La Pine Pet Bed N Bath............................................ 24 La Pine Animal Hospital............................................ 24 Auto Sales Robberson Ford........................................................ 10 Banks South Valley Bank & Trust..........................Back Cover Bookkeeping Thorson Bookkeeping Services.................................. 8 Community Assistance St. Vincent De Paul.................................................. 14 Commercial Office Space Foreterra................................................................... 30 Construction & Bldg Matls. Perry Walters Construction....................................... 22 Reinhardt Construction............................................. 27 ReStore La Pine........................................... This Page Russell Family............................................................ 7 Computers Little d Technology...................................................... 7 County, Deschutes Meeting Comprehensive Plan Draft............................ 3 Dental Advanced Dental Care..............................................11 Entertainment Home Entertainment Systems.................................... 5 Emergency Service Airlink.........................................................................20 Equestrian Stark’s Saddlery................................................. 11 Eye Care La Pine Eye Care.......................... 9 & Back Cover

IMPORTANT NOTE: See page 3 for meeting info on the Deschutes Planning Commission Meeting Comp Plan Draft, Dec. Scheduled for Wednesday, December 15th, 2010 4:00 p.m. 9. This is a very critical South County Meeting Room meeting for our County. Sources say that your City of La Pine Council Meeting input during this meeting Scheduled for Wednesday, December 15th, 2010 6:00 p.m. is very important.

City of La Pine Meeting Schedule (continued)

South County Meeting Room

Utilities Committee Meeting

Scheduled for Tuesday, December 21st, 2010 5:00 p.m. South County Meeting Room Note: Scheduled dates and times are subject to change, please check the city website for any possible changes: www.ci.la-pine.or.us/citymeetings.html

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Check out this directory to see if our advertisers have what you are looking for. Help your local community. Events Christmas Bazaar..................................................... 29 Newberry Hospice, Light up a Life............................ 21 Partners in Care, Light up a Life......................... 8 & 28 Santa & Dinner at the American Legion....................11 Village at Sunriver-Santa, Ice Skating & More!........ 12 Family Support FACT.................................................................. 24 Finance & Insurance Country Financial, Andy Meeuwsen................... 13 Edward Jones, Bob Cox..................................... 30 Fitness Belly Dancing...................................................... 32 Florist Mountain View Designs........................................ 7 Funerals Autumn Funerals................................................ 21 O’Hair & Riggs.................................................... 16 Garbage Service Wilderness Garbage & Recycling.................... Back Cover Gardening - Plants & Supplies L & S Gardens..................................................................8 Graphic Design/Web Hosting Eagle Lady Multimedia, Sandra Jones.....................26 Health Care, Medical, & Doctors Airlink.........................................................................20 La Pine Community Health Ctr....................Back Cover Partners N Care....................................................28 Heating & Air Conditioning AirTech..................................................... This Page Bend Heating..........................................................4

Hospice Newberry Hospice....................................... 21 & 25 Partners In Care................................................. 8 & Interior Design Mountain View Designs........................................ 7 Leatherworks Stark’s Saddlery.....................................................9 Pharmacy Drug Mart Pharmacy............................. Back Cover Prevention TAPS (Think Again Parents).................................18 Real Estate Action Realty........................................................15 Sunset Realty, Julie Fincher...................................8 Retirement/Assisted Living Crystal Terrace.....................................................21 Saddlery Stark’s Saddlery.....................................................9 Septic Shields Septic.......................................................14 Senior Care Partners In Care Event Calendar.........................28 Storage Facilities S & R Storage.........................................................7 Television Home Entertainment Systems................................5 Thrift Stores St. Vincent De Paul..............................................14 Veterinarians La Pine Animal Hospital........................................24

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

Luana Damerval, Thank you for all your Hard Work

By Sandra Jones After working with the City of La Pine, first as a volunteer City Councilor, and then with the city administration, since the City became incorporated, Luana has resigned from her employment. She leaves on a good note, and is looking forward to her next venture. Mayor Kitty Shields, thinks highly of Luana, and is sad to see her go. Kitty greatly appreciates the extra “mile” that Luana went for the city. Kitty says “She was a hard worker and did a good job.” There was a going away party at the city office, and many dropped in to honor her for her service. “Luana, may good things happen for you, always." u

At the going away party, left to right: Mayor Kitty Shields, Rick Allen, City Manager, and Luana Damerval, former City Recorder.

Fire Station Opens

Cont. from Front Page

By Ken Mulenex

Station 103, located at the corner of Burgess and Day Roads, was built by La Pine’s volunteer firefighters with the help of the La Pine Community, in 1975. Station 103 served the community faithfully for many years until the district experienced staffing and funding challenges at which point the Fire District was consolidated into Stations 101 & 102. For more years that we all care to count Station 103 was left idle and no more than an anchor for that well-traveled corner. In 2009, with a commitment to re-open the station, the District’s voters passed a local option levy for the Fire District. With this support and the help of many in La Pine, Station 103 started its way back to life. With all this help, numerous deferred maintenance items were corrected, the facility got a new heating system, electrical upgrades, new doors, and a remodeled kitchen. With the idea that a cadre of firefighters would live at the station, a much needed dorm area was put in place. The process of this renewal was deliberate, well directed and well received at the grand opening. The station now houses an engine, water tender, and a medic unit and is the home of the District’s 2nd and 3rd year resident student firefighters. The La Pine Rural Fire District serves 20,000 citizens in the greater La Pine area from the following three stations: 101 (on Huntington Road, downtown), 102 (south Century Drive, Three Rivers/Thousand Trails area), and 103 (Burgess and Day Road). The District’s career, student and volunteer firefighters respond to over 1,800 calls a year for fire, medical and rescue services. Again, that proud tradition of fire safety and community service emanates from the corner of Burgess & Day Roads. u from A Good-Bye to Barbara Hedges Cont. Front Page By Adele McAfee, La Pine City Councilor ing cookies¸ watching Alissa, and knitting. Instead, her curiosity was peaked when concerned citizens informed her that the City was looking for City Council volunteers and they encouraged her to apply. Ignoring the voice in head reminding her that she had no government experience Barbara went against all odds and applied for the seat and to her surprise she was appointed to the Council in January 2009. Without question, Barbara demonstrated logical intellect time and again with her opinions and comments. Despite the lack of city government experience Barbara was able to comprehend various processes, procedures and protocols in a short timeframe. Because she was willing to take a chance, the City of La Pine is a much better place. She said her agenda was “learn as you go!”. You can always count on Barbara to be in attendance where matters of importance to the community were being discussed. She supported the ASPIRE Program, participated in the planning of the La Pine Event Center, Rosland Park, DEQ Steering Committee, and always supported the efforts of the La Pine Chamber and is a member of CAG (Citizen’s Action Group). Officially, Councilor Hedges was the City’s representative at the COIC (Central Oregon Intergovernmental Council), DWA (Deschutes Water Council), Small Cities Network, and the La Pine Chamber’s Economic Development Committee. Councilor Hedges can be credited for being on the forefront for the effort to hire an experienced City Manager, implementing changes to City Hall hours to better serve the community, and bringing a common sense approach to difficult situations. She has spearheaded efforts to beautify the Hwy 97 corridor and persuaded the budget committee to commit $25,000 for this project. Although she will not be here for this project she has put it in the capable hand of Councilor-Elect Dan Varcoe. On behalf of the citizens of La Pine - THANK YOU for a job well done and Godspeed. u

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CAG Gives to Community Citizens Action Group (CAG) donates $200 to La Pine Christmas Basket Association

Photo by CAG Vicky Jackson, Secretary, Austin Gillette, member, Pete Penzenik, Pres. La Pine Christmas Basket Assoc., Tom Bradler, President, Adele McAfee, La Pine City Councilor & CAG member, Sandy Jones, member, Wendell Evers, VP & John Harding, 2nd Vice President. CAG has opened up a new membership category for businesses. Reasonably priced, a business may join at $20.00. Individual memberships are $5.00. The next CAG meeting will be held at the American Legion on December 3rd at 9:30 am. Non-members are welcome to attend the meeting. u

Deschutes County Goals and Objectives Report Released Submitted by Deschutes County

Deschutes County has released the results of their FY 2010 Goals and Objectives report. The document represents the effort of more than 900 employees in 18 different departments to provide insight into the core functions of each department. In previous years, the report has been available to the public online and upon request. This year, it is being distributed directly to the public through media, and community contact lists. Last year, a Certificate of Distinction for FY 2009 was awarded to Deschutes County by the International City-County Management Association Center for Performance Measurement. Deschutes was one of only 18 jurisdictions in the United States recognized by the association. The performance management program for FY 2010 began with the establishment of countywide goals and objectives by the Board of County Commissioners in January 2009. In February 2009, department heads identified specific actions their departments could take to achieve these objectives. Additionally, departments identified one or more performance measures to track the progress of each action. There are a total of 225 performance measures, each with a target signifying success in addressing core departmental actions. Departments provide progress reports regarding these measures to the Board of Commissioners and the Budget Committee on a quarterly basis. For more information about the Deschutes County performance management program, please contact Administrative Analyst Dave Inbody at (541) 322-7697. u

2010 Draft Deschutes County Comprehensive Plan Planning Commission Public Hearings Deschutes County is pleased to announce that public hearings have been initiated on the revised draft Comprehensive Plan dated September 30, 2010. The draft Plan is based on nearly 2½ years of public input and Planning Commission review. It incorporates local values, State regulations and existing conditions and trends. The draft Plan includes goals and policies that will guide land use in unincorporated Deschutes County over the next 20 years. A copy can be found on the website listed below. Public hearings on the draft Comprehensive Plan will first be held before the Planning Commission and then the Board of County Commissioners. Oral or written testimony is welcome.

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For more information see website: www.deschutes.org/cdd link to Comprehensive Plan Update or call (541) 385-1404.


Green Energy Northwest Ductless Heat Pump Project

By Randall Marchington, Mechanical Estimator, Bend Heating & Sheet Metal, Inc.

Recently, Randall Marchington, an expert mechanical estimator from Bend Heating answered questions about the Northwest Ductless Heat Pump Project and high efficiency ductless heat pump systems on the market, how to save money on heating and how to take advantage of the generous incentives that will be expiring at the end of 2010. Q: Randall, what is the Northwest Ductless Heat Pump Project? A: It is a project developed by the The Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (NEEA) to demonstrate the use of ductless heat pumps to replace electric heat in single family homes across the region. The NEEA is a private, non-profit organization funded by Northwest Utilities, the Energy Trust of Oregon and the Bonneville Power Administration. Q: Are there incentives like rebates and tax credits available when you convert to a ductless heat pump? A: Yes, for people who pay Central Electric Coop (CEC) the incentives are better than ever and some will be expiring at the end of the year. For example if you were to install a qualifying ductless heat pump at an estimated cost of $3,890.00, you would be eligible to receive a $1500 incentive from CEC your provider, $200.00 manufacturer’s rebate, a federal tax credit of up to $1,350.00, and a state tax credit of $200. That would be a net out of pocket expense of only $640.00 (plus the electrical hook up cost). Q: How much money can I save on electric bills by installing a ductless heat pump? A: A Ductless Heating and Cooling System is a highly efficient system that is quickly and easily installed as a new primary or supplemental heat source for electrically heated homes. Ductless Heat Pump systems heat and cool homes at a fraction of the cost of baseboards, wall heaters and electric furnaces. The savings can be as much as 50% to 60% of what you are currently paying. So you can see that it won’t take long to actually start putting money in your pockets. Q: What sets Bend Heating apart from other Central Oregon heating companies? A: Bend Heating has served all Central Oregon communities since 1953. That’s 57 years, longer than any other company. We are required to be certified by federal, state and local agencies. We participate in rigorous ongoing training that requires us to perform many different tests to certify the installation is correct and the paperwork is in order for the rebates and tax credits to go through. Q: How can people contact you for more information? A: You can contact me at 382-1231 or email me at randall@bendheating.com and I’m happy to provide a no obligation estimate of costs and savings. You can also visit our website at HYPERLINK www.bendheating.com www.bendheating.com.

Copyright © 2009 Bend Heating & Sheet Metal, Inc. All rights reserved.

Vet Watch from Tricia White HEALTHCARE for Veterans: VA Medical enrollment questions Lori (541) 647-5256. Medical services within the VA/Veteran Affairs, has improved! VA disability claims --- Deschutes County Veteran Services 9541) 385-3214 Veteran Employment Services --- Stacie G (541) 388-6455 Free newspaper titled Vet News, created and edited through ODVA Oregon Department of Veteran Affairs distributed to mailing address about every other month. Interested in getting on their mailing list, call and leave a message indicating name, address, conflict era, and I’ll put in a request to get this free VetNews Oregon. (541) 317-3184 2011 - If you are an organization that may have nearly 35 individuals that may be interested in a VIC - Veterans Informational Class, let me know. VIC is a 20-30 minute VA benefit overview. (541) 317-3184 u

Tony DeBone Wins Update from Tony DeBone

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economic growth. Call me at 541-728-3012, or email me at tony@electtony-

debone.com.

What an amazing two weeks! I have met with many of you and listened to your ideas and concerns within the county. I have been informed that I will be sworn in as your Deschutes County Commissioner on Monday, January 3, 2011. Here’s what else I am up to: COMPREHENSIVE PLAN REVIEW I am currently reading the 1979 County Comprehensive Plan and will be diving into the new proposed plan within the next week. Important public hearings are coming up in your area soon. I cannot express enough, the importance of your participation or your input regarding this plan. A Comprehensive Plan is a process that determines and documents community goals and aspirations in terms of community development. The outcome of comprehensive planning is the Comprehensive Plan which dictates public policy in terms of transportation, utilities, land use, recreation, and housing. This Comprehensive plan encompasses ALL of Deschutes County and covers a period of about 20 years. I hope to hear from you about what your vision is for Deschutes County. I will also be participating in the Planning Commission Public Hearings: BEND: Nov 18, 2010 at 5:30 p.m., Deschutes Services Center: 1300 NW Wall SISTERS: Dec 2, 2010 at 5:30 p.m., Sisters City Hall 520 E Cascade Ave, LA PINE: Dec 9, 2010 at 5:30 p.m., La Pine Senior Center 16450 Victory Way Monday November 15 thru Thursday November 18th, I am attending the Association of Counties Annual Conference in Eugene where we will discuss Economic Development strategies, human resources, environment and energy and many other topics. Click here to see the agenda. Finally, we have a family vacation scheduled for the week after Thanksgiving. I will be available by email if needed. We are looking forward to some family time together before embarking on this new journey. We will return on December 3rd. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Tony DeBone! Tony’s favorite quote: “He who thanks but with the lips - Thanks but in part; The full, the true Thanksgiving comes from the heart.” by J.A. Shedd

Tony’s Swearing In Ceremony is scheduled for Monday, January 3, 2011 at 8:30 a.m. in Judge Michael Sullivan’s Court Room. Judge Sullivan will be presiding over the ceremony and administering the oaths of office. The Justice Building opens at 8 a.m. so you should have plenty of time to enter the building before the ceremony begins. Remember, you will be going through security so give yourself plenty of time. Friends and family are welcome to attend the ceremony and if they want to capture the moment, pictures can be taken. u

La Pine Community Health Center Introduces New Physician Continued from Front Page

Story and Photos By Michael C. Jensen of residents in internal medicine before moving to Central Oregon. She is a mother of two and wife to a Cardiologist in Bend. Dr. Laughlin specializes in the medical problems of adults and brings new skills and services to La Pine. Dr. Laughlin describes her personal interests as preventing illness and managing chronic illness. She stated that the benefit of seeing an internist is that she can know when to see a specialist as well as when there is a situation which she can treat. Dr. Laughlin sees her role as a bit of a ringmaster in the realm of medical care. So, the surrounding community of La Pine gets the best of both worlds. Big City medical Dr. Jennifer Laughlin, La Pine Community capabilities with the Small Town, caring approach. Health Center’s new physician. When asked about her approach to treating patients, Dr. Laughlin describes one of a doctor’s most important tasks as “listening to the patients.” She stated that “less is more” with the older population. She’s a big fan of what she calls “lifestyle modification” which may include healthy changes in diet, exercise, as well as social interaction or “supportive care.” Dr. Laughlin started at the La Pine Community Health Care Center on November 1st, and is currently accepting patients. So, if you’re tired of the drive to Bend, and need a caring, compassionate adult doctor right here in La Pine, give the Health Center a call and book your next appointment with Dr. Laughlin. Welcome to La Pine, Dr. Laughlin, and thanks for your service to our community! u


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

A BIT OF BUSINESS Homestead Quilts Just in time for your holiday projects. A new long-arm Avante Handi Quilter machine is now available for use at Homestead Quilts. First, take a free lesson, then rent it for 13.50 an hour to create beautiful designs. Call Homestead Quilts to reserve your time: 541-536-2360.

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Los Tres Caballos Mexican Restaurant’s New VIP Card Stop by Los Tres Caballos and pick up your VIP Card! They have a new card, ready for you. When you buy 5 lunches, you can get the 6th one FREE. They are located on Highway 97 in La Pine. Also, look for their lunch discount, coming soon. Great Food! Superb Service! Los Tres Caballos welcomes your office or family party for lunch and dinner celebrations. With a festive atmosphere, and attentive service, your guests will be given special treatment. Order the gaucamole - it is made right at your table, and is delicious! La Pine LuLu players had a party at Los Tres Caballos after the play. It was a hoot and holler! Photo below, Teri Myers, Lulu’s Writer and Director having a great time at the restaurant. When you go there, say hello to José! Tell him the Newberry Eagle sent you.

Photo Right: Barbara Owns practices on the Handi Quilter machine during her lesson, as Owner Kathy Buono teaches her how to make a beautiful design.

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Lavender Cottage Moving January 4th

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This warm, cozy tea and gift shop is moving to Pioneer Crossing, 52379, Unit D, Huntington Road in La Pine, near the corner of Burgess. The shop sells wonderful gift items such as gourmet teas, collectibles, antiques, jewelry, teapots, and more. Stop in and say hello to Christina Pillado. Hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. The shop is presently located on Reed Road next to La Pine Feed and Tack, until the move on January 4th. A great place to shop for those wonderful Christmas gifts for your friends and family. Book a tea party. Call 541-815-0258.

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John L. Scott Moves Offices The Real Estate Office of John L. Scott, formerly on Third Street, has moved. Their new office is in La Pine Square where the Subway used to be on Highway 97. Carol Raebel is the Office Managing Broker. Phone: 541-536-1188.

A New Florist and Interior Designer in La Pine Mountain View Designs is a brand new Floral shop in La Pine that resides across the street from the post office on Huntington Road. The shop contains an eclectic mix of floral designs, houseplants, and fun gift items like pottery and vintage hats. Different types of house plants available are succulents, ferns, lowlight plants, and “Dish-gardens”, which are containers with two or more types of plants in subcontainers. Owner Cathy Stangland has over 42 years experience with plants and flowers, and says that inspiration stems from her aunt who owned a flower shop for several years. Cathy’s advice to La Pine houseplant owners is to keep their plants near a south-facing window because they love the southern exposure. And yes, ferns are possible! Cathy Stangland, owner of Mountain View Visit their Grand Opening before Designs on Huntington Road, sits next to Huck, enjoying the Trucker’s Light Pa- a registered therapy dog. The old-fashioned phone rade heron December 4th. Regular behind her was the original phone in her aunt’s hours are Monday - Friday 9:00amflower shop from Cathy’s childhood. 5:00pm, and Saturday 10:00amPhone: 541-536-7617. Stop in and shop! 3:00pm, located at 51636 Huntington Road. u

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THE NEWBERRYt EAGLE - La Pine Centennial Commemorative Issue • DECEMBER 2010

La Pine Area & Three Rivers Schools Update

La Pine High School Receives “Outstanding” On State Report Card By Jay Mathisen, Principal La Pine High School

The state of Oregon issued its annual report card to each school in the state several weeks ago. Schools are evaluated and ranked in one of three categories. It is becoming increasingly difficult to attain the highest of those rankings, “Outstanding”, particularly for high schools in the state. This past school year, 2009-2010 marks the first time in school history that La Pine High School achieved that highest ranking on the Oregon School Report Card. Test scores in reading and math, as well as graduation rates, are the key performance measures that are factored into a school’s ranking. La Pine High scored higher than the state average in both reading and math this past year, and met the state’s new rigorous graduation target. We have known that La Pine High has been doing a number of outstanding things with students in the last years. This official ranking of “Outstanding” confirms that LPHS is focused on student achievement, and succeeding! Congratulations to the staff and students at La Pine High School!

Three Rivers School By Beth Faulkenberry, Office Manager

This month, Three Rivers’ students were treated to a very special event, thanks to the Sunriver Music Festival who brought rock violinist, Aaron Meyer, to the school for a three-day program. Meyer and fellow musician, Tim Ellis, worked with each class teaching them about instruments and helping them record a song on a CD. Classes wrote their own lyrics then actively participated with Meyer and Ellis as they put the song to music, practiced it, and then ultimately recorded it. Three Rivers Music Teacher, Rebekka Nores, worked closely with Meyer to engage each class in this inclusive process. She emphasized what a tremendous opportunity this is for students to get to work with professional musicians. Three Rivers has been fortunate to have Meyer visit three times in the past 10 years, and they truly appreciate this gift from Sunriver Music Festival. As one teacher noted, students who are now in high school still remember the song they came up with during this event.

Please Support the La Pine Elementary and Rosland Pta By Tammy Doty, Principal, La Pine Elementary School

Fundraiser packets were sent home with students at both elementary schools. The PTA is offering lots of goodies this year, including frozen fruit, fruit pies, butter braids, pastry puffins and cookie dough just in time to bake for the holidays or to give as gifts. Orders are due back by November 30th. All products will be available for pick-up Thursday, December 16th only. You may make a direct donation to PTA if you would like to support the PTA without having to purchase anything. PTA is also offering a Holiday Shoppe at both elementary schools; the La Pine Elementary Holiday Shoppe will take place on Monday, December 6th and go through Thursday, December 9th; The Rosland Elementary Holiday Shoppe will take place on Monday, December 13th and run through Thursday, December 16th. The PTA does many, many things for our schools. They provide teacher grants, which enable teachers to do projects they would not be able to afford to do otherwise. They pay for assemblies such as OMSI and Tears of Joy, which are favorites of our students. Without the PTA we would not be able to afford the field trips or other school related activities. The PTA funds go back to the students and all of them get to benefit from them. But there is no way the PTA can make it happen without your support. You can help by joining the PTA. Membership is just $10 and forms are available in the elementary schools’ offices or online at oregonpta.org. You can attend PTA meetings; volunteer for PTA events and even seek election on the board. Another way to support PTA is by buying items from the fundraiser and asking other family members and friends if they are interested in purchasing items from the fundraiser. We look forward to seeing you at the next PTA meeting on December 14th at 6:00 pm at the La Pine Elementary School.

TV Weatherman Bob Shaw Visits Rosland Elementary School

By Nyree Miller, 5th Grade Teacher, Rosland Elementary School Nyree Miller’s fifth grade students were treated to a visit by TV News Channel 21’s own Bob Shaw on Wednesday, November 9th. The class was studying the weather and thought it would Photgraphy by La Pine Schools be a good idea to invite Shaw who was quite pleased to accept the invitation.  Mr. Shaw discussed different natural disasters and what causes them.  He also showed them an experiment to represent a high-pressure News Channel 21’s Bob Shaw with system.  The students Rosland Elementary Fifth Grade Students were excited about the opportunity to meet Bob Shaw and had many questions about what it is like to report the weather and be on television.  They also, of course, had many of their own weather stories to share.  Rosland’s fifth graders expressed their sincere thanks to Shaw for taking the time to come and present to their class. u

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“La Pine HS is hosting Challenge Day on January 10th and 11th. They are currently looking for interested adult volunteers. Please contact counselor Debbi Mason at (541)355-8501 or debbi.mason@bend.k12. or.us for volunteer information.”

A Mom’s Perspective on Challenge Day by Jodie Kelly I have been asked to give a “mom’s” perspective of Challenge Day and how it has impacted my family. I am a mother of three children and am very much aware of the daily challenges students are facing. Students today live in a world where they not only face one-on-one bullying, they also endure it through texts, emails and online social networking. They are having to deal with adult issues that parents never dealt with when we were growing up. Students today need a place, even for one day, where they can see the possibility of love and connection while celebrating diversity - a place where they learn how to not pass judgment on others and a place where they can feel safe while doing so. This is where the Challenge Day Program fits in. Challenge Day is a nationally recognized ANTI-BULLYING program that has been traveling around the country taking their program into schools while impacting 100 students and 25 volunteers each day of the event. The one day workshop brings awareness of our differences while showing us we are not alone. It breaks down the walls of separation we feel and creates connection and support to those who are participating. It opened my eyes to the possibility of a school environment where you see acceptance and compassion for one another while helping to eliminate the feelings of loneliness and isolation many students feel. I attended Challenge Day last May at Mountain View High School. My son had the privilege of attending as well. This life changing event impacted our lives so greatly we are now helping the Serendipity West Foundation to raise money to get this program into every high school and middle school in Central Oregon. Just imagine what our Central Oregon Community would be like if every student in every school was able to attend this award winning program, as seen on Oprah and MTV’s 12 episodes of, ‘If You Really Knew Me!” With 6 schools and 15 “Challenge Days”’ coming up this January and March, there is plenty of room for the communities help! Of course, because of the cost, the entire student body of each school will not be able to attend, but those that do will be empowered to make a difference in their school. Some schools have even started clubs after attending Challenge Day. Students will want to “Be The Change” they wish to see at their school, in their community and even in our world. I encourage everyone to learn about Challenge Day for yourself. You can find the information and the upcoming dates on Serendipity West Foundation’s web page, www. SerendipityWest.org with links to Challenge Day information, MTV’s, “If You Really Knew Me” and how to get involved in our community. What you will see is true! Teens are being transformed and motivated after attending a Challenge Day. I am excited to see Central Oregon becoming the change we want to see in the world! u


One Great Christmas! A Special Christmas Story The family gathered for the next-door neighbor lady’s funeral. None of us could figure out why we all had to be there. Mrs. Dahlquist was an awful woman when she was alive! We cousins had been the continual objects of her controlling, demeaning tirades against youth the entire time we grew up. The very fact that we had been called together, and as a family of grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins, to be present at the funeral home and later in the day, at her old, museum-like house was giving all of us the creeps! With our best manners, we lined up behind one another by age, and shook the hands of the surviving daughters and son, and then down the receiving line to all of their wives, husbands and children. The entire group was older than dirt, I thought to myself. But our family insisted on good manners and children were to do as they were instructed during these occasions. So, each of us persevered through stories and weird food from the bounteous table in the dining room, and finally, when we had done our due diligence as respectful guests, we cousins gathered on the staircase to talk and make plans for playing later in the day. It was then that a strange thing happened… Mrs. Dahlquist’s oldest daughter approached us with a big box. Lottie Stensrud, her married name, was pretty old by the time I recall seeing her for the first time. She was visiting her mother for a weekend the same time I was at my grandparents’ for a family gathering. She already had white hair and I am sure she had false teeth, because they were perfect and very white and seemed too big for her mouth. I kept quiet as she began to speak to all of us. “I bet you are wondering what I have for you in this box,” she said. “For years, mother collected certain items that ended up in her yard.” With that, she opened the box and revealed its contents to us. I recognized several items immediately. My new baseball was on top. I was from when I was playing catch the day I got it from Grandpa. It went over the fence into Mrs. Dahlquist’s back yard and was never seen again- until now! There was an airplane, several other balls, a variety of pet toys and some wicked rocks- thrown in sheer anger at a mean old lady who would not allow us to come into her yard to get our toys that had gone astray. There was even my cousin’s favorite old cap, a toy cap

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gun and several rubber band balls. As we pulled the lost treasures out of the box, Mrs. Stensrud told us something that shocked us all completely. “Mother did not want anyone to interfere with her bird sanctuary,” she explained. “She could not have you scaring away her little friends. They were all she had to keep her company after all of us moved so far away.” I gathered up my courage and asked, “Why didn’t she tell us why she did not want us there?” Several cousins chimed in, “She was always so mean to us.” “She scared us,” my youngest cousin said loudly. “She knew that you were all afraid of her,” her daughter went on. “That is why she tried to do something nice for you that one Christmas when most of your parents were out of work and…” “It was Mrs. Dahlquist that brought us those presents?” I asked. All of us immediately began talking over one another. The memories of that particular incredible, fabulous Christmas came flooding back. The family gathered a couple of days before Christmas at Grandma and Grandpa’s to enjoy some time together. Between the seven families who came, there were a dozen cousins, four aunts, six uncles and the grandparents, all stuffed into the family home. After we settled in, the kids went out to play in the snow, while the women finished the Christmas baking and dinner preparations and the men played cards and visited, stopping long enough to go out for an errand or scrape the sidewalks around the house. One of the older cousins took all of us younger cousins on the bus downtown to go Christmas shopping and reminded each of us that the money that our uncle had given to us had to go as far as possible. (That particular uncle was working full time and gave us each five dollars!) We were dazzled by the window displays and the decorations on the street. The counters at the Woolworth’s were full of Continued on page 12...

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Food & Recipes Quick and Easy Cookies By Linda Stephenson It seems that the holidays come quicker each year. I like to make most of my gifts and goodies from my kitchen; homemade breads, jams, jellies, pickles and of course lots of cookies. I came across this very versatile recipe a couple of years ago and it seems to be a favorite, especially if several combinations of the same basic recipe is included in each goodie basket. I include some ideas with each variety so you can use your imagination to create your own specialty. Once the cookies have cooled, frost them if you so desire to make them festive.

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Special Holiday Foodie Column By T. Myers “Oh, the weather outside is frightful…But the fire is so delightful…And since we’ve no place to go…Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!” Since its time for holiday parties and gatherings of all kinds, I thought I would feature a couple of classics this month. Recently, I went to the Chex cereal website and found that they are voting for the next new favorite Chex Mix. I still love the old standard and want you to have the recipe:

Original Chex Mix

3 cups each of corn, rice and wheat Chex 1 cup of mixed nuts 2 cups of pretzel sticks Melt 6 Tablespoons of butter, 2 Tablespoons of Worcestershire sauce, 1-1/2 teaspoons each of seasoned salt and garlic powder and 1 teaspoon of onion powder. Stir the melted butter with the spices and drizzle over the top of the cereal mix and put on a 250-degree oven for 1 hour and 15 minutes. Cool and store in airtight container, I stir it while it bakes and usually I double or triple the recipe. There is nothing like the taste of a handful of Chex mix to make your mouth do a tap dance.

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I found a recipe for Master Mix Bisquick on Cooks.com and it is really inexpensive to make and store. You can use the directions off of an expensive box of baking mix and it works beautifully for pancakes, waffles and coffee cakes, and so on. When you have lots of guests, this is perfect: 9 cups of flour 1/3 cup baking powder 1 cup + 2 T of powdered milk mix 4 tsps. salt 1 3/4 cups of shortening Mix the dry ingredients and cut in the shortening. Put in a gallon jar to store. Glass is best. For pancakes use 1 cup mix, 1 egg and ¾ cup milk. Try it! Have you tried a breakfast bar with your holiday guests? You make the pancake mix up and set it aside in a bowl. Mix up some scrambled eggs (two per person) and have a ladle to use for individual servings. Make a bowl of seasonal fruit that is cut up and tossed with lemon or orange juice. Set up the toaster and a loaf of bread, add a dish of butter, a bottle of syrup and a jar or two of jam or jelly, Set out a gallon of milk and run the coffee pot so it is ready to serve. If you want to get fancy, add some chopped nuts and frozen blueberries for people to put in their pancakes. Let everyone get up at their own pace and cook their own breakfast- freeing you up for other things, and pour yourself a cup of coffee and visit with them while they have fun! They get exactly what they want, and they can take the process from cooking to clean up. E-E-E-A-S-Y! Do you have to make punch for the Holidays? Hot apple cider with a handful of dried cranberries and a cinnamon stick is always wonderful, but for a cold punch, I love the new cranberry lemon lime soda products as a colorful base. Add one 2-liter bottle of soda to a punchbowl. Next, mix up 1 can of frozen orange juice and ½ cup of lemon juice for the bowl. Add 2 cups of cold water for a refreshing mix. (In addition, I like to add a bottle of chilled champagne and 1 cup of vodka for adults, or another 1 liter bottle of lemon lime for the kiddies punch mix.) It’s pink, pretty and easy to make!

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Handmade Holidays Kitchen Comforts By Anita L. Tracy These gift recipes are the creations of Anita Tracy. She has given us permission to share them with you. Anita’s recent cooking class at La Pine Library taught attendees how to make these, and package them for Christmas Gifts. Teri Myers provided the gift boxes for the photo.

Anita’s Cream Scones Mix

1 1/2 cup flour 3 t fresh baking powder Try adding one of the following: 3 T sugar 1/4 c finely chopped frozen cranberries zest of 2 lemons, 1/4 cup coconut 1/2 t salt 1/4 c currants or raisins. 1 cup heavy whipping cream Mix just until moistened. Knead 5-6 times on lightly floured surface. Form into ball. Press ball into about 3/4 inch thickness. Cut into wedges. Place 2” apart on cookie sheet, bake at 350 until very light golden brown. Serve warm. Dee-lish with Devonshire Cream or Jam.

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Retro Cookies By Wendy Korn Remember back in the day when dipping everything into chocolate was the fad? Strawberries, cherries, raisins, almonds, Oreos, bananas - the list goes on. It was cool to add chocolate to something already decadent. Here is your oldschool version of some extra sweet sugar cookies dipped in chocolate: Ingredients: 1 cup all-purpose flour ¼ teaspoon baking soda 1/8 teaspoon salt 4 Tablespoons softened butter

2/3 cup raw sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 large egg Cooking spray ½ bag of MILK chocolate chips

Combine flour, baking soda, and salt in bowl and set aside. Beat butter and sugar with a mixer until smooth. Add vanilla and egg, beat well. Add flour mixture, and stir until smooth. Place dough on surface and roll into a log that is about 2 inches in diameter and wrap in plastic wrap. Here you can freeze either for a week or, if you want to bake as soon as possible, for 3 hours.

2 1/2 c Tang 1 1/2 c lemonade mix 1 1/2 c instant unsweetened tea 1/2 c sugar 1 t ground cinnamon 1 t allspice 1/2 t cloves Place one cup mix in each jar include these instruction: Place 2 T. mix in cup. Add boiling water. Each jar makes about 8 servings. Enjoy.

Confetti Bean Soup for 12 Gift Mixes

Gift Boxes by T. Myers 14 lbs colorful assortment of beans 12 beef boullion cubes (one for each mix), 12 bay leaves (one for each mix) Place 2 cups beans in each bag along with one boullion cube and one bay leaf. Include the following instruction: Rinse and sort beans in large pot. Add 10 cups hot water, let stand overnight. Drain and rinse beans. To cook: Place beans in large pot, add 8 cups water, 1 can (14 oz.) chopped tomatoes, bay leaf and boullion cube. Simmer gently 2 hours or until tender. Salt and pepper to taste. Makes 8 - 10 servings. Visit Anita’s handmade crafts online shop at 4Blueeyes on www.etsy.com. To schedule a class contact anitaLtracy@yahoo.com. This makes a great party, folks, when you have friends over. Thank you Anita for the recipes on this page!

Preheat oven to 350F. Cut log into 1/4” slices and place on greased cookie sheet. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, remove, then place onto a wire rack to cool. Melt chocolate chips in the microwave. Start with 5 minutes, then stir and heat until smooth (careful, the bowl will get very hot). Dip one cookie at a time into the chocolate and place directly onto wire rack until cooled. Makes about a dozen. Photography by Newberry Eagle

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Banana Nut Spice Bread By Wendy Korn

1 ½ cup all-purpose flour 1 cup whole wheat flour ½ cup granulated sugar ½ cup packed brown sugar 3 ½ teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon salt 3 Tablespoons vegetable oil

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What Women and what

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By Sandy Jones Do’s and Don’ts for Men regarding your special lady’s Christmas gifts: Don’t! buy her cleaning supplies. Under no uncertain terms are you

to buy her a broom, mop, or any cleaning supplies whatsoever. Even if she asks for that $500 Dyson Ball Vaccuum, – you are to say: “Honey, I know you want that, but I would really like to treat you to something special this year because you are special and you deserve the best.”

Don’t!

tell or ask her to buy her own gift, unless she calls you from Macy’s and says she has found her present there. Suggest that she buy it right away. Ask if you can wrap it and put it under the tree for her to open on Christmas.

Don’t!

go out on Christmas Eve to buy her present and come home drunk after midnight! We know you wouldn’t do that, but we have talked to several women that report this experience. One drunk, gift giver, dead beat came home with some cheap perfume, and left his wife home alone on Christmas Eve!

Do:

ask her to provide you with a Christmas Wish List. After you receive it, discuss the items with her to get as much information as possible.

Do: give her gifts that she will cherish.

These are the feeling type gifts, from the heart, with passion connected to them. These types of gifts are carefully thought out gifts with YOUR “love energy” surrounding them. You can give her a lovely blanket, but it must have your good energy with it.

Do:

surprise her. Even though she has provided a list, try to keep your shopping and wrapping a secret, until she opens it.

Do:

buy her lovely things such as quality perfume or clothes (she may have to try these on to get the right one). Ask her to go out and do some research on perfume choice, or go with her. If money is too tight, Avon has a wonderful collection of fragrances that are very easy on the pocket book. Plus you sample the fragrance right in the Avon catalog! Have fun! u


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Poetry & Santa

A True Story by T. Myers

The ground on a vacant lot remembers... a family at Christmas.

“Twelve blocks from where I watch from my high Hotel windows, a small patch of empty ground is catching snowflakes. Below me, on the street, I see the world get whiter. Quiet. No cars move quickly. There is no push to arrive at their Holiday destinations, now. It is too early. It is not even time to go to work yet, but soon the morning traffic will slide over the slick snowy roads into downtown. It seems strange to be here, in a Hotel, instead of waking up in the room my Grandpa never finished. The place where dreams were hatched and family found a place to nurture themselves.” In its restful state, the ground dreams about the house that used to stand above its broken heart. The small empty lot stirs to the sounds that the automobiles make this morning. It listens, longingly. It waits for a car to slow down and pull up on the back slab of driveway next to Tinker’s big brick house- and then fall open to the sweet song of voiced greetings followed by hugs and warm kisses. Blanketed by snow, the city lot dreams. “How long ago?” the ground tries to recall the last time the family was home. There is so much to remember: The people, the house, - laughter and the tears. Too many years. The traffic is moving thickly, if not quickly, through the intersections. The cold Spokane River moves slowly. It looks like a ribbon of molten pewter against a dove-wing gray sky. Tiny flakes of snow have started to filter out sound. More quiet. White winter quiet. Christmas Eve is here and all the wishes for a White Christmas have been granted. It couldn’t be a more joyous gift! My thoughts travel to when I drove by the snow covered lot. I was amazed that the trees were gone – and it seemed so tiny! Without my family living there, somehow, it must have withered to its diminutive size with disuse and neglect. It was so big when I was small! How sad we are not there.

The small patch of ground stirs for a moment and returns to its Christmas-time dreaming. Tears work their way out of the corners of its thoughtful little eyes. It remembers the colorful Grandfather starting the day. The sound of a shovel scrapes across the floor of the old, wood, coal-bin. The man lifts one- two big shovel loads of coal into the waiting fire. The green furnace is stoked and the warmth fills the dark cellar. The gray haired man sets the shovel down and grabs a hidden bottle of brown liquid from behind the old gray coal bucket. He drinks one, then two swigs. He returns the bottle and speaks under his breath, “Rhubarb, cherries, beans…and what else?” The canning jars filling the pantry shelves clink together when the old fellow rummages through them to find what he needs to carry up to the kitchen. “Gud!” says the Norwegian. It is all he utters. He moves up the stairs. The dim cellar light is turned off. The door shuts. There are no sounds in the cellar except for the sputter and hiss of the coal burning hot in the boiler. New activity upstairs steals attention from life in the cellar. The relatives have started to pour into the house to get ready for the traditions they all share. From this point on, the rest of the day will be busy. There will be so much going on above ground level

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Santa Claus is Comin’to Town By Terry Bradshaw La Pine Moose Lodge - We started the lodge in 1978. We started these Christmas dinners back in the early 80’s. Bob Sargent was our Santa until his death a few years ago and George Bradshaw took over being Santa. As he is good with the kids and that is what we are all about in the Moose. I became Mrs. Santa after we lost our’s and they had a few that with Mr. & Mrs. Santa at just didn’t seem like a Mrs. Santa. the LaPine Moose Lodge George had to be there anyway so I put my heart into it. We have had Dec.12, 2010 Santa Arrives nothing but great words for our good at 1:00 PM deeds. Gifts for We serve between 250 to 350 All Kids every year. The lodge does the meats Infants to teens and gifts. The Women of the Moose do the rest, and we work together as a Dinner for Families team to see that everything gets done with Children to make a enjoyable afternoon. We from 1:00-2:30pm usually have about 60 to 100 kids, Dinner for but last year we only had about 35. I Adults Only know there are more people out there 3:00-4:00pm that need our services and I hope this Come enjoy a great afternoon!!! helps get the word out to them that this is a free meal. We used to do a Toys for Tots program for 11 years. George and I were the ones that shopped for the gifts and packages, and with help, delivered them. The Community started the Christmas Basket program so we combined with them and I worked that program for three years. See ad above right for more info. u

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By T. Myers (continued from page 7)

the wonders of a big city five-and-dime and before we knew it, it was time to stop for a cherry coke and leave for home with our bags. When we got home there were cookies and sandwiches and we all went into the spare room to wrap our gifts for under the tree. The rest of the evening we played box games and cards and watched the little black and white TV until after dinner. It was hard to fall asleep with all of us talking excitedly until the wee small hours. Dawn broke and we woke up on Christmas Eve day. There were last minute details, a snow fort to build, a long walk over to one of my cousins’ friends to pick up and old sled we could use that afternoon and lots of fun while we created the perfect afternoon together. That evening, we joined our parents for dinner and then, because one of the aunts was in the Christmas Pageant at church, we bathed, slicked back our hair, put on our good clothes and walked through the snowy night over to the little Presbyterian church a few blocks away. By the time we sang carols and watched the Story of Christmas unfold under the direction of a family friend known for her theatricality, we bundled up and returned to Grandma and Grandpa’s for a late night snack and some careful words from our folks. “Uncle Walt was very generous with each of you kids,” Grandpa started. “I hope you had a good time shopping yesterday. You are real lucky kids.” “We all hope that you realize how difficult it has been this year with the money situation,” Aunt Lydia added. “Christmas has never been

about gifts for our family, but it is hard when we want all of you to have at least one special present, and we cannot afford it.” “So,” Grandpa interrupted, “Each of the aunts and uncles got together and made you some really special things for under the tree.” We could feel the excitement build in the room. We all knew that the folks could not do too much, but deep down we knew that Santa always came through. We went off to the kid’s quarters` to talk our desires into dreams. The older kids kept the younger ones hopeful about Santa’s arrival and after the little ones were asleep, the older cousins talked until there was nothing more to say. The house became quiet as the snowfall built up outside. Everyone was so tired that it was actually quite late when the kids started to wake up. By the time everyone was gathered around the tree to open the few gifts that were there, the snow had stopped falling and the sun was out making the world a shiny clean place to play. We unwrapped the aunts and grandma’s gifts of homemade mittens, girls’ nightgowns and PJs for the boys and new winter hats for all the kids. There were some small jewelry boxes for each girl and a sturdier lock box for each boy that Grandpa made. The uncles made everyone Austrian walking sticks- that turned out to be branches that had been sanded and stained and wrapped with colorful ribbons at the handle. They were perfect for all kinds of outdoor play. The small items we each purchased for our immediate families were well received by our brothers and sisters and our own parents and grandparents, too. It was lots of fun and soon the room smelled like Old Spice aftershave and Evening in Paris and we had small toys or games to play with later. It was time to go outside and play before breakfast! We hurriedly dressed, added our new hats, mittens and stuffed a cookie or two into our pockets and headed out the front door. That is when it happened! We were astonished to find presents waiting for us! In front of us were big boxes with bicycles, skates, sleds, balls, baseball gloves, basketballs, footballs, doll cribs, dolls, dolls houses, tea sets, new games of Monopoly and Battleship, cards, art supplies and no sign of any tracks in the snow leading up to the covered porch. It was a toy store on a front porch- and just for us! “Santa came,” we cried in unison. Our parents joined us outside for the miracle that was one great Christmas! We enjoyed the bounty of that morning for many years. Now, all this time later, Mrs. Stensrud, old Mrs. Dahlquist’s eldest daughter, was standing in front of us at her mother’s house telling us that all of those presents were from her mother- our arch enemy! “She wanted you all to have something special,” Mrs. Stensrud assured us. That particular Christmas had been very special to a bunch of economically challenged kids and it was the best of mysteries for over a decade-each of us believing that there really was a Santa and our parents dumbfounded by the extravagance of anonymous generosity. Humbled by the years and our old fears, each of us made sure that we thanked the nice woman and then we folded into a line that marched us back to Grandma and Grandpa’s. Our oldest cousin carried the returned toys. None of us had much to say the rest of the day. It was one great Christmas, and now there was a new lesson about trying to understand why people act the way that they do and even more, a lesson about real giving to those who needed it. u


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Use Caution This Winter When Using Space Heaters Submitted by Andy Meeuwsen

With home heating costs on the rise this winter, many people are turning to alternate heating sources to keep costs down. If you plan to use space heaters this winter, use extreme caution. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), portable and fixed space heaters caused a disproportionate share of home heating fire deaths in 2007. Space heaters were involved in 32 percent of home heating fires, but 79 percent of the deaths. In addition, heating equipment was responsible for $608 million in property damage.

How To Choose The Right Space Heater • Select a space heater with a guard around the flame area or heating element to protect children and clothing.

• Choose a heater that has been certified by a nationally recognized testing laboratory such as Underwriters Laboratories (UL).

• Buy a heater that is the correct size for the area you want to heat. The wrong size • •

heater could produce more pollutants and may not be an efficient use of energy. Read and follow the manufacturer’s operating instructions, and make sure all members of the household understand how to operate the heater safely. Make sure the heater has an automatic “tip-switch,” a cutoff device that turns off electric or kerosene heaters if they tip over.

How To Prevent Space Heater Fires • Place the heater on a level, hard, noncombustible surface. • Keep the heater at least 3 feet from bedding, drapes, furniture or other combus• • • •

tible items. Turn off the space heater when you leave the area, and never leave a space heater on while sleeping or if you leave home. Keep children and pets away from space heaters. Do not use older space heaters or heaters with cords that are cracked or frayed. When used correctly, space heaters can make a cold room comfortable and can help curb heating costs during the winter months. By following a few precautionary measures when using space heaters, you can ensure your family’s safety and warmth. See Andy Meeuwsen's ad, this page. u

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This time of year is reserved for good wishes and kind hearted souls to come together and spread holiday cheer. So in honor of that tradition is this month’s question: “If you could give any one gift to the world, what would that gift be?”

By Richard Grotsky

“Understanding of people’s differences would be my gift to the World.” John, age 29, Redmond, OR

La Pine Community Kitchen Story and Photo Submitted by Carol Swendsen

La Pine Community Kitchen is now transporting their food with a newly sponsored Food Recovery Trailer. The trailer was sponsored Fred Meyer for $8000.00. Books, Boxes & BS provided all of the graphics and Norm Jansen built a pallet roller system on the inside!!! The Community Kitchen uses this trailer to pick up, literally, tons of food from all over Deschutes County. Prior to the new trailer, the food was transported in an open trailer and it arrived unusable at the kitchen. The food was either frozen or spoiled by heat or freezing temperatures. We had a large percentage of waste because our food was unprotected! Yay! We are so lucky!

“Thank you Fred Meyer.” u

“No child will ever go hungry again.” Marvin, age 55, Las Vegas, NV “The World needs more kindness and patience.” Lori, age 51, Las Vegas, NV “I will give everyone Money, so everyone will not go hungry.” Santokh, age 46, Yuba City, CA “I would give the gift of insight to the World. So that people would understand other people’s problems.” Troy, age 47, Portland, OR u


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A Tribute to Larry White, Veteran & Former La Pine American Legion Post 45 Commander By Sandra Jones, Newberry Eagle Publisher and Editor in Chief

About Post 45 American Legion and the Memorial Wall The La Pine Post 45 was established in 1982. It has occupied the log building on Drafter Road since 1983. Legion funding is raised from memberships and fundraisers such as raffles, sales, and a bingo night. A public bingo night at the Legion is every Thursday at 6:30 pm. Everyone is encouraged to attend and play bingo. The log building was hand built by members in 1982. All of the logs were hand cut and filled. The Legion feeds over 400 people every Thanksgiving with donated food and labor. The post has over 1000 members, with national and international members from all over the world. There are members in Australia, New Zealand, Europe, New York, and even one in a tugboat in Alaska. Approximately 840 of these members are locals. The log building is the only American Legion log building in existence, and has been featured in magazines. Members joined Post 45 in La Pine from all parts of the world because the log structure. Veterans and families feel it is an honor to belong to Post 45. Right after the Post was featured in a national magazine, Legion members from all over the US transferred to Post 45. The La Pine Post is one of the strongest motorcycle riding chapters. At Larry White’s memorial, over 20 riders escorted Larry’s family from home to the memorial service. The family was very moved by the escort. Larry’s memorial service also had about 300 people with standing room only.

The Memorial Wall Post 45 has a Memorial brick wall in the back yard that was initiated by Ted Kutsch, Legionnaire. He brought the idea up to the membership last year, and it presently has approximately 240 bricks with names engraved on it. Bricks can be purchased for $25.00 by anyone, for a loved one or friend, or for yourself, and you do not have to be a member to purchase one. They make great gifts for that special person in your life. Currently there is room for around 40 more bricks. Wings will be added to the wall in the future for more bricks. For applications to have someone’s name engraved on a brick, contact Ted Kutsch at 541-536-1986. These make great Christmas Gifts. The wall is a standing wall, says Kutsch. While most memorial walls are on the ground, Ted didn’t want theirs to be on the ground so people would not walk on it.

Larren ‘Larry’ Lee White March 9, 1955 to Oct 31, 2010

When the Color Guards filled the air with gunfire on Veterans Day, Larry White was not there to share the event with his post. Larry White passed away suddenly from heart problems in his home on October 31, 2010. He was born on March 9, 1955 to Harold and Daphna White in Redmond Oregon. Larry is survived by his fianceé, Phyllis York, who he was to marry on Thanksgiving. He is also survived by his brother, Delvin White (wife Georgia), his nephew, Josh, his daughter, Amanda Prestige, and son, Aaron White. He also left the Legion before his term of Commander was over. But, while he was here, he gave his all to his post, La Pine’s Post 45 American Legion. Larry served in the United States Marine Corps for 23 1/2 years. He achieved the ranking of First Sergeant before he retired in 1995. He was a member of the American Legion, VFW, Moose Lodge, and The Sons of the American Legion. He was one of the Assistant Sgt-At-Arms for the Department of Oregon American Legion. He was the Commander, called the ‘Chef de Gare’ of Local Voiture 147 (the 40n8 is considered the honor society of the American Legion), and the Drill Sergeant for the Legion Honor Guard. He is missed by his comrades in the American Legion. Larry Matthews, former Post 45 Commander spoke highly of White. As former commander, Matthews appointed Larry White “Legionnaire of the Year” for Post 45. Matthews said White was a very hard worker and when he asked Larry to perform a task, he would jump into it in about a week. He could be sure that the job would get done if White was doing it. “His passing was unexpected,” Matthews said. He was found early in the morning by his fianceé, already having died sometime during the night. Larry Matthews is a former Commander of Post 45. e He now serves as District 5 When y o u s h o p - yo u contribut Commander and sees over 16 posts from Dalles to La Pine. He served in the Navy Your donations and thrift store for 4 years, and toured in purchases help us help people Vietnam. He remembers with: medicine, emergencies, Larry White as a great man. supplies, food & clothing.

DID YOU KNOW?

ST. VINCENT de Paul In La Pine Since 1984

Phyllis York playing TAPS on Veteran’s Day at La Pine Cemetery. She is the American Legion’s Historian and Chaplain, and the Larry White’s surviving fianceé.

La Pine’s ORIGINAL Septic Tank Pumping Service Since 1957

Social Services & Thrift Store Social Services Thrift Store 51661 Huntington 51484 Morson Mon - Sat Mon - Thurs 9am - 4pm 10am - 3pm 541-536-1956 541-536-6135

• SEPTIC TANKS PUMPED • SYSTEMS INSPECTED

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In accordance with Federal Law and US Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discrimination the basis of race, color, nation origin, sex, religion, political beliefs or disability.

Care Packages for Our Troops - You Can Help

You can donate items and/or money to help a troop overseas. The Legion sends care packages out to troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. A Legionnaire’s son was in Afghanistan with his fellow troops when the packages arrived, and reported the troops’ reactions when they opened their care packages. He said “You could see the joy on their faces.” The packages are filled with items such as candy, chocolate, toothpaste, cell phone cards, chips, popcorn, crackers, fudge, magazines and more. If you would like to contribute, please leave money at the Legion with the bartender. Attach a note that reads “toward care packages”. Please make checks out to American Legion Post 45.

Call for no-obligation information on system care and maintenance

LIC# 36217P

“We Gladly Answer Questions”

Mon-Fri 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

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The La Pine American Legion Post 45 is a very strong organization. There is much more to learn about this Post, such as the historical surplus weapons, the POW honor alter, the Honor Guard, and it’s Commander, Bob Hubbard, plus all the extraordinary people that help the legion. Look for more in Newberry Eagle’s January 2011 issue. u


Outback Shows Progress with New Fire Hall By Wendy Korn, News Correspondent

Northern Klamath County, La Pine - After a year of building their new fire station, the Oregon Outback Rural Protection Fire District, an all volunteer group, is now fully operational for service in its five communities. The Oregon Outback RFPD is responsible for providing basic response service until another fire district or an ambulance can show up. Their area of coverage includes Engle, Sunforest, Forest Meadows, Splitrail, and Antelope Meadows. They recently got into the 911 system this year.

Truck #1421 holds 2800 gallons of water, the other holds 1200 gallons. Before building the Fire Hall, Oregon Outback RFPD had to place them at various locations in its service area. Ted and Maryanne Haak, station leaders, gave reporters a station tour.

With only two basic EMS’s, Robert and Josh Bowling, the Outback has a long way to go with its training of volunteers. Maryanne and Ted Haak, two concerned citizens who lead the station, are in the process of taking first response training in order to better help citizens of the surrounding area. With another 10 volunteers on the ‘on-call’ list, the District always welcomes more committed volunteers who are willing to learn and help. District leader Maryanne Haak said, “All our members are important...we are just over joyed with all the work everyone’s doing.” Captain Don Willis of Sunriver Fire District works with the group at least four times a month training them on basic operations like tying knots, using ladders, siphoning, and drafting water. The District taps into three water wells in various locations for filling water trucks.

Brief History of Oregon Outback RFPD

After a year of building their new fire station, the Oregon Outback Rural Protection Fire District, an all volunteer group, is now fully operational for service in its five communities. In the summer of 2003, the Outback RFPD started as a volunteer group at a home in Antelope Meadows. This was right about the same time that La Pine’s RFPD stopped servicing areas along Highway 31. And, since Walker Range only serviced forest fires, the residents needed the Outback’s help for structure fires. Donations and grants were able to keep the group afloat with supplies and some training. Then the group applied to become a District, placed it on the ballot in 2004, and it passed. Now the District receives $1.25 for every $1000 of property taxes, which is just enough to maintain supplies, trucks and train volunteers. Some citizens were opposed to paying for a volunteer service and would rather refuse help than to pay a tax and allow strangers into their home for basic response services. Others welcome help for emergencies. “I appreciate that very much...I think it’s extremely important that we have fire protection. ”, said MJ Snyder, a resident in Splitrail neighborhood. The fire hall lies on property that was leased from Ghost Rock Ranch, which since its foreclosure, the bank has proposed to donate the land to the District. The District’s next Board Meeting is December 28th, 6:00pm at the Fire Hall on Beal Rd. u

This emergency response truck was donated by Wendy do you have a little info on this truck in your notes?

The Haaks and Wendy Korn stand in front of the Oregon Outback RFPD building with trucks shown, and ready to respond to emergencies.

PROPERTIES FOR SALE COZY CABIN

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2 Rivers Gallery - December Artist of the Month

Rocky Point Quilt Guild the unlikely uilters

Article from 2 Rivers Gallery Photography by Julie Black Reprinted with Permission of Chiloquin News

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umble beginnings in 2001, in the living room of a Rocky Point newlyretired and newly-transplanted woman, a dozen or so recent retirees and resident ladies gathered when talk turned to “doing stuff” together. Within weeks the declaration emerged that we’d make a quilt, not just any quilt but one commemorating the Crater Lake Centennial. Never mind that only one or two of the group had ever even attempted quilting. The resident artist created a view. Shopping and scrap collecting began, and a landscape quilt took form. Raffle tickets went on sale and, in the early fall of 2002, the winner assumed ownership of what we now know was a marginally-competent quilt. Of course that project fueled enthusiasm to have quilt-making and raffling as an annual event. Every year since then, a hand-quilted original is completed and funds from the raffle support a project our local fire department chooses. And competence has grown. The drawing for the winner now takes place at the community’s Fall Festival, the 3rd Sunday of every October, which includes a chili feed, pie and baked goods sale, and most unique bazaar of hand-made items. While the group has no formal organization (one participant observed all of us had already been to “meeting hell” in our former occupations) and no specific membership, it has grown to encompass a number of goals. Funds support a wide variety of needy causes both in our small community and in the broader population. Drop-ins who never come close to a needle visit our Tuesday morning gatherings at the fire hall for chatter and usually some food. It is an ‘everyone welcome’ arena. About two years ago, we also decided to make and give Huggie Quilts to residents who were hospitalized or who had suffered the death of a family member. Last week we delivered quilt number 63. Surprisingly, the little unincorporated community along Highway 140, just east of Lake of the Woods toward Klamath Falls, also has a delightful quilt shop. Jeannie Edwards at Quilting Sisters bustles around in the building behind her home on Rocky Point Road, helping anybody who drops in sew their projects or select fabric for planned

O’Hair & Riggs

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projects. She carries over 2,000 bolts of quality fabric, and her unselfish support for our quilt group has been invaluable in many ways. So this little coalition of friends, who happen to be addicted to quilting, accomplishes a tremendous amount in their own unorganized way, both for themselves and others. Anybody is most welcome to join in Tuesday mornings between 9 and noon for sessions at the fire hall, take a field trip to Quilting Sisters (541-356-2218), or be a part of our Fall Festival (October 17th 10:30 – 2:30) also at the fire hall. There aren’t really any officers, but you may contact Julie (541-356-2550), Diane (541-356-0909), or Mata (541-356-2236) if you’d like more information, or just visit with a fellow quilter. Please stop in and see their work at our gallery located at 140 so. 1st Street, Chiloquin, OR. We are open Monday through Saturday from 11 to 4 and closed on Sundays. We can be reached during business hours at 541 783-3326. u


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News from Chiloquin Chiloquin - Agency Lake

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Happy Holidays from: Crescent Gilchrist CATeam

RFPD Annual Christmas Drive Reprinted with Permission of Chiloquin News It’s that time of year again, and we are asking for your help. The Chiloquin-Agency Lake Rural Fire rotection District is collecting food for our annual Christmas Baskets to give to families in need in our community. We are asking for non-perishable food items and / or monetary donations for perishable items. The food drop off sites are: The Community Center, Kircher’s Hardware, High School, Elementary School, Sage School, Crater Lake Realty and the Fire District Office. The Food Drive will be held from November 8 – December 3, 2010. Thanks again, and as always, we appreciate your participation in our efforts to provide for families in need in the Chiloquin area. Please contact our office at 541-783-3860 if you have any questions. u

Free Holiday Meal for the Community at the Chiliquin Food Pantry: Wednesday December 15 from 5PM to 6.30 PM. Sponsored by Kla-mo-ya; Cans and Donations accepted; 100 meals to be Served; All Welcome, HELPERS NEEDED.

Klamath County Museum Events: Breakfast with Santa – Dec. 4. Admission $5 for adults. Doll Show at the Baldwin – Dec. 4 and 11, sponsored in conjunction with the “Oh, You Beautiful Dolls Club.” More than 300 dolls to be on display. Christmas at the Piedmont – A holiday gathering and fundraiser for the Klamath County Museum at the historic Piedmont Golf Course Clubhouse. Tickets $15 per person, or $25 per couple. Call the museum at 883-4208 to reserve your tickets! “Drum Beat” – Another! repeat showing at 2 p.m. Jan. 2, 2011, at the Klamath County Library, 126 S. Third St. 1860s Days – Gathering of living history enthusiasts at the Klamath County Museum, Feb. 12, 2011. “Valentines with the Bee Gees” – Feb. 12, 2011, at the Baldwin Hotel Museum. Details coming soon.

The Crescent Gilchrist Community Action Team meets on the second Monday of each month at 8:00am. The meetings are held at the Ernst Brother’s offices in Gilchrist and are open to the public. For more information on meetings please call Judy at 541-815-4326.

Events

33nd Annual Art Exhibit and Wine Tasting - January 29-30, 2011, The Running Y Ranch Hosted by The Exchange Club of Klamath Falls, Oregon

The 33rd Annual Sagebrush Rendezvous and Beer/Wine Tasting Party will be held on January 29th & 30th, 2011, at the The Running Y Ranch Convention Center. For 30 years, directed by Wayne Snoozy, the Sagebrush Rendezvous showcased western and wildlife art with the wine and cheese tasting party the final day. Since then, the program has greatly benefited the following: American Cancer Society Klamath Falls Special Olympics Klamath Hospice Other Exchange Club projects. Raising over $350,000 for these charities. This is the third year the Exchange Club of Klamath Falls has assumed the formal responsibilities and is continuing the same excellent venue of the Sagebrush Rendezvous that Wayne Snoozy directed for the 30 years. In its 33rd year, we are expanding the original theme to include all genres of art, more regional artists to personally show their works, a beer tasting on Saturday, and a quick draw contest on Saturday.

SCHEDULE: Saturday 10am-6pm Art Show 3pm-5pm Beer Tasting Event SUNDAY 10am-6pm Art Show 2pm-5pm Wine Tasting Event More information is available online at: www.klamath.org/ events/sagebrushart

SNOWFLAKE FESTIVAL - 12/01/2010 - 12/12/2010 Klamath Falls, More Info: 541.883.5351 - Join us for a weeklong holiday celebration that includes a tree lighting ceremony at Veterans Park, Snowflake Parade downtown & other events. Visit local merchants and celebrate the holidays! For a full schedule of events visit: http:// ci.klamathfalls.or.us/Snowflake/articles/snowflake-festival u

Marta’s House Looking for volunteers who are willing to transport victims of domestic violence from 8 mile post off 31, Sun Forest and Split Rail to Highway 97. Please call Renee Kapp at 541-433-2044.

Crisis HELPLINE 24 Hour Call Center Toll FREE 1(800)452-3669


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Connections Can Help Kids Family Rules–Strong Steer Clean of Alcohol Use By Pam Erickson

“There was nothing wrong with drinking in my house.” “We say we want to be left alone, but talk to us about the dangers of youth alcohol use. We have enough friends. We need parents.” “Explain, relate and educate.” Those are the sentiments of some Oregon teenagers, underscoring the powerful role parents play in either helping them steer clear of alcohol or enabling them to drink. Although many kids may not always admit it, time and again they say their parents are the most significant influence in their lives. And the fact is, a child whose family has clear rules against alcohol and other drug use is much less likely to experiment. Clear family rules are vital in light of the fact that advertising messages are all around us promoting the notion that everybody drinks, all the time. In the last few weeks, for example, your kids no doubt trekked to the mall or scoured online sites to do their back-to school clothes shopping. They may have seen T-shirts and other products promoting alcohol on store racks or Web sites. Oregon Partnership, a nonprofit organization, has monitored retailers for the last few years, asking them to pull such offending products when they appear on store shelves, online or in advertising to which youth are exposed. These days, Tshirts reading “Draft Beer Not People” and “Beauty is in the eye of the beer holder” have hit the marketplace with ads that target young women. (Several years ago Old Navy in Bend was asked to remove

offensive T-shirts from their shelves). For parents, the unfortunate presence of such products provides an opportunity to begin or continue, a crucial conversation with your child about alcohol, the dangers of underage drinking, and your family’s rules about it. Although such promotion might seem harmless, research shows that alcohol advertising via clothes and other means impacts our children. A recent study by the nonprofit research organization RAND Corporation involving children in the sixth and seventh grades found that those exposed to alcohol advertising at high levels – from television, magazines, in-store displays and promotional items such as T-shirts and posters – were 50 percent more likely to drink and 356 percent more likely to intend to drink than children whose exposure to alcohol advertising was very low. The stakes are incredibly high when it comes to influencing our kids and helping them steer clear of alcohol. Alcohol is the No. 1 drug of choice for teens, according to a survey on Oregon school children, and the rate of alcohol use among children and adolescents has increased in recent years. One in four eighth-graders and nearly half of 11th-graders report drinking in the last month, according to the Oregon Healthy Teens Survey. And young girls are drinking at higher rates than young boys. Research shows that if a child starts drinking before age 15, their chances of addiction are four times greater than if they start at 21. And through studies using magnetic resonance imaging, we know that regular alcohol use impedes brain development and learning. But there are many ways parents and

caregivers can help keep their kids safe and alcohol free. Here are a few to consider: Talk early and often, with your child about the harms of alcohol use. Use the T-shirts and other promotional items – as well as the ads – you and your child see that glamorize alcohol as teachable moments and opportunities to encourage critical thinking about them. As Rebecca Collins, a RAND senior behavioral scientist and lead author of the study, put it: “Getting kids to think critically about ads may lessen any effects the ads have.” Listen to your child and try to understand his or her concerns. Paraphrase what he or she says to you and ask for input about family decisions. Establish clear, consistent rules and consequences about youth alcohol use and other inappropriate behavior. For example, create an environment in which youth drinking is unacceptable, enforce consequences consistently, and make sure your child always tells you where they are going and who they’ll be with. Praise your child and reward good behavior consistently and immediately. Promote healthy, creative activities such as arts and sports, and encourage your child to tell you about their hopes and dreams. Get involved with school activities as much as you can. Establish “together time,” a regular weekly routine for doing something special with your child. Pamela Erickson works with Oregon Partnership, who has given us permission to reprint this article. This is brought to by Think Again Parents of So. County. u

WHEN ONE PARENT SAYS ‘NO’ TO TEENAGE DRINKING, OTHERS WILL TOO. You’re not alone in saying no—peer pressure WORKS. 92% of South County adults think it’s never okay to provide alcohol to someone else’s teen ( South County Community Readiness Assessment, 2010 ). To learn more, visit us online at www.tapssouthcounty.org or phone 541.536.5002

In partnership with Think Again ParentS, Deschutes County Children & Families Commission, DHS Addictions and Mental Health Division and the Drug Free Communities Support Program.

Shop with a Cop Program By Deschutes County

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office is preparing for its 2010 Shop with a Cop program. This will be our tenth year and Shop with a Cop would not be possible without the generosity and support of local citizens, businesses and area law enforcement agencies. Shop with a Cop is a joint venture with local Wal-Mart stores in Bend and Redmond. With the help of local FAN (Family Access Network) advocates and local School Resource Officers, less fortunate students at each public school throughout Deschutes County are identified. Those students who are selected then participate in a one-on-one shopping experience at a local Wal-Mart with a uniformed police officer. We always strive to ensure that new students participate each year. Since its inception locally in 2000, the Shop with a Cop program has continued to grow. Each year we’ve been able to gradually increase the number of participating students. During the 2009 event, 127 students, representing 124 families, from 41 Deschutes County schools, went shopping. They purchased gifts for approximately 634 family members and themselves, making the holiday season a little brighter. Approximately $36,000 was spent in support of the 2009 program. This year’s locations/dates are: Redmond Wal-Mart: Tuesday, December 14, 2010, approximately 1pm-5pm for: Redmond, Sisters, Tumalo and Terrebonne schools Redmond Wal-Mart: Wednesday, December 15, 2010, approximately 1pm5pm for: Drug Court children, C.O.P.Y. children, Bend Alternative Schools, Lava Ridge Elementary, Ponderosa Elementary, Buckingham Elementary, Skyview Middle School and Mt. View High School Bend Wal-Mart: Thursday, December 16, 2010, approximately 1pm-5pm for: La Pine, Sunriver and all other Bend-area schools You can make a donation towards this year’s program by dropping your check (made payable to “Wal-Mart”) off at the main Sheriff’s Office in Bend, or at any of the Sheriff’s Office’s substations in Terrebonne, Sisters or La Pine. Donations can also be mailed to: Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Shop with a Cop Program Attn: Lois 63333 West Highway 20 Bend, OR 97701 An information line, with basic information about the program, will be set up in early November at 541-550-4880. A pictorial presentation about the program can be found at either www.deschutes.org or sheriff.deschutes.org ; look for and select the link, “SWaC”. If you have any questions, or need further information, please feel free to contact: Lt. Shane Nelson – 541-617-3386 Cpl. Neil Mackey – 541-617-3325 Tech. Laura Conard – 541-383-4431 Lois Brice – 541-385-3247

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The New Senior Ho! Ho! Ho! Or, maybe not? By T. Myers

Are you ready for everything the holidays bring into your life? It can be a very hard time for some people and it can be a bigger challenge when it comes to those folks who have gone through serious life changes like the death of a loved one, a divorce, a move or a job loss. What do the experts say? They agree that the holidays are not often happy times for most folks. Americans suffer increased depression caused by everything from simple challenges like having more social obligations and ‘spending guilt’, to more important things like hosting holiday guests and preparing the big family meals. As a matter of fact, most of us do feel some apprehension around this time of year. I know I do. Here’s my worry list. (It get longer the older I get!)

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Thursday December 2nd 10am-11am Mitered Corners: Learn how to make mitered corners in binding or quilts. Watch the experts demo the technique and become a pro. Tuesday December 7th 10am-11am Wine Bottle Carrier: Another quick demo that will get you sewing in no time. The Quilt Smart pattern is easy and makes a great gift for wine lovers. Wednesday December 8th 10am-11am Cell Phone Bag: Learn the ease of this Quilt Smart pattern for all those Smart phones out there. It's a super cute purse that can be created in a short time. Tuesday December 14th 10am-3pm Chennille Scarf: This scarf is cozy and easy to make. The magic is in the washer. Buy the pattern, fabric, and supplies at the store. (photo below) Photo by Wendy Korn

1. C  old weather is yucky and I worry about heating costs, cleaning snow off of walkways and driveways, and driving safely over icy and snowy roads. 2. There are too many people around for extended periods of time so that I build up anxiety. 3. There is always extra work to do in order to accommodate guests. I get worn out. 4. N  ot knowing what to do about presents bothers me. If I get presents for the people I feel that I should buy for, I can’t really afford it. 5. There are increased food costs for extra meals. 6. I get cranky when children are around and not monitored. (I grew up when kids were seen and not heard. I thought it was bunk for years, but now I am not so sure!) 7. M  y belief system is not the same as all of the people I spend time with. If I do not want to hurt anybody’s feelings, but what they are doing is contrary to what I believe, how do I deal with it? 8. I have no real say in what happens - unless I am at my own place - and it is annoying. It is not easy to go with the flow! 9. I don’t seem to have as much ‘oomph’ as I used to - and that is annoying, too! 10. Last on the list? I feel like I am supposed to enjoy the season and when someone says, “Just remember why we celebrate this time of year.” I want to respond with “Then why are there so many presents under your tree?” Or “How about we donate some time and go serve meals at the local community kitchen instead of having a big meal here?” I am looking for happy. I would love to see hope, comfort and joy. I would appreciate it if I did not expect so much from myself during the season of giving and start feeling the love and just do some living. Sounds appealing, no? See you next month and...

Merry Christmas Everyone!

Order your Granny Pies from the La Pine Sr. Ctr for the Holidays LA PINE

Senior Activities

By Wendy Korn, News Correspondent

The La Pine Senior Center has a variety of activities that will keep you moving. Everyday the Center has pool, darts, and cards to enjoy with fellow seniors. Here are all the fun things to do during your week: Mondays: Line Dancing Class, 9:00am-11:00 am Oil Painting, 1:00pm-2:00pm, Bingo, 5:45pm Tuesdays: Bingo, 1:00pm-4:00pm Genealogy Class (2nd and 4th Tues.) Wednesdays: Quilting, 8:00am-12:00pm Line Dancing Class 9:00am-10:30am

Thursdays: Quilting, 8:30am-12:00pm BYOP (Bring your own project) Fitness Training with Meg, 10:30am-11:30am Pool Tournament 2:00pm-4:00pm Fridays: Potluck followed by games, 12:00pm Saturdays: Weight Watchers Meeting, 8:30am Sundays: Brunch, 11:00am (2nd Sundays)

For more information on these classes, visit the La Pine Senior Activity Center at 16450 Victory Way, or call (541)536-6237 to speak with a receptionist.u


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Home on the Grange! Story and Photos by Robin Pranter, Granger

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December’s cold weather La Pine stands as the bitter reminder that our outdoor gardening is done (unless you grow brussels sprouts - they LOVE the snow). But a Granger’s work is never done! At the Grange we are working hard to help the La Pine Christmas Basket Association. An ongoing collection effort amongst the Grangers in La Pine resulted in a successful haul of all kinds of canned foods and other non-perishable items. The first of these items were delivered to the Christmas Basket meeting in mid November. Grangers from the Little Deschutes Grange #939 attended the meeting and have made a commitment to help with the efforts. Go Grangers! An exciting collaboration is forming! 4-H groups from all over La Pine are working with your community Grange to enrich and educate our residents. Historically, Granges across our great Nation have worked closely with 4-H to build better citizens and to foster the growth and development of Animal Husbandry (Grange is our nick-name....we are “Patrons of Husbandry”). The Grange in La Pine is looking forward to building bonds with local 4-H, helping to promote and encourage 4-H programs and helping to raise awareness for both 4-H and Grange. In the future the Grange will be hosting fundraisers that the 4-H youth & families have organized. 4-H commitment to animal health and care is a cornerstone of it’s success for all these years. If you’re a 4-H group and want to learn more about how the Grange can help, just call Robin at 541-536-1455! Go Grangers! La Pine Christmas Light Parade is December 4th! The Grange invites EVERYONE to come watch the parade from the cozy comfort of the Historic Grange Hall on Morson

in La Pine. The Grange Flea Market will be open for extended hours for this event! Join us from 10am till “whenever” on December 4th for the Flea Market and Light Parade! Drink hot cider, hot cocoa, hot coffee and get lots of goodies! Grange is a non profit organization that works through local, state and national efforts to educate and enrich rural Americans. For more information call Robin 541-536-1455. See you at the Grange! u

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02:11 Information only / no report: reporting person reported being harassed by owner at a La Pine bar. Rp advised owner pushed him over an issue with a beer and eighty sixed him from the bar. Rp had no injuries and appeared to be intoxicated. Contacted owner and three other witness at bar. All told me rp was intoxicated and belligerent over a beer. All told me the bar owner pointed to the door and told rp to leave. They said owner did not touch rp. Owner also told me she did not touch rp and he was eighty sixed for at least ninety days. Logged for information. La Pine OR

14:57 Animal control complaint: black border collie chased my patrol truck as I drove by the residence. Spoke with dog man who said he is staying there with the owners of the residence. Warned him about dog at large laws. All adults at residence are deaf, but kids will sign for communication. La Pine OR

11/24/10 15:49 Suspicious circumstances: a father left his house and his kids saw a suspicious vehicle in the driveway. Both father and kids were scared so they ran to the neighbors house and the neighbors called 911. I spoke with the father and he told me the vehicle was allowed to be at his house and everything was code 4. La Pine OR

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02:33 Suspicious subject/prowler: intoxicated female felt someone was coming after her when she was outside a friend’s home. She ran to the neighbor’s house and became lost, still fearing she was being followed. Intoxicated female was returned to her friend’s home without incident. La Pine OR

21:31 Criminal mischief /vandalism: rpt observed a black Subaru wrx with a spoiler knocking trash cans over with the vehicle in the tollgate community. The sheriff’s office has suspect information, investigation is continuing. Sisters or 97759

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07:57 Gunshots-any complaint involving random gunshots: I contacted shooter who was hunting along the Deschutes River for ducks. He was informed he was in a no shooting zone and he agreed to leave the area without incident. La Pine OR

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10:05 Neighborhood dispute/civil dispute: rp having dispute with unnamed contractor over rp still owing. Contractor threatening to come back and take his roofing work away as she still owes him. La Pine OR

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Let the Numbers Say It: 140: Number of people attended 2010 Casino Night 29: Number of T-shirt sponsors 5: Number of table sponsors $1,100: Money raised by auction $22,000: Amount spent on wish-lists in 2009 550: Number of kids shopped for in 2009 No coat check-in was needed at this chilly affair. SCOOTR’s annual Casino Night fundraiser event brought in gamblers from around the area. The donation box at the front door to the “Casino” showed dozens of new toys and food items that will be used to fulfill wish-lists of needy families. The La Pine Event Center was lit up with thousands of Christmas lights around booths and without a heat lamp in sight, everyone huddled around the hot food provided by Frontier Days. Then, they huddled at casino games like blackjack, roulette, craps, three card poker, and pai gow. Once the games ended, people clustered together at the number board to see if their raffle ticket was drawn for great prizes like a gas card from Shell, flowers from Mountain View Design, or Kroma Gift Certificate. Anne Gawith of SCOOTR (and Frontier Days) said that, “We really only made enough on ticket sales to cover the cost of the casino contractor.” The fabulous games and dealers were set up by Savvy Casino Events. She said the other activities raised over $1500 that SCOOTR will use to shop for items for low-income families. She added that, “The Bucket Raffle is sort of our signature event, and we love doing it...plus we have to have a way to reward the winners at the casino tables (they can’t win actual money)...so we give out raffle tickets according to the amount they have ‘won’”. Did Santa show up? Not as promised - but Tony DeBone did, and maybe next year we’ll have the Commissioner wear the red suit. It was a fun evening, next year, add this to your calendar and attend. The Newberry Eagle “Like’s this EVENT” HHHHH

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15:23 Animal control complaint: rp advised neighborhood dogs in pasture chasing her horses. Contacted dog owner, who was on scene attempting to capture his dogs. Rp did not want enforcement action taken, just wanted dog owner to know one horse was blind and would not be responsible for horses hurting dogs. Clear sbc. La Pine OR

11/27/10 19:52 Community policing contacts: rp called and reported to ofcr that she needed to leave her current location. I arrived and contacted rp and she was sitting in a chair near the front door of the trailer. Rp was breathing heavy and crying. Rp told me she needed to leave this location because the people and her were arguing and it was driving her nuts. I transported rp to the Bethlehem Inn at her request. I spoke with deschutes county mental health and learned rp was not a immediate problem. I gave her a number for Best Care and DC Mental Health and dropped her off at Bethlehem Inn. La Pine OR

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SUNRIVER BOOKS AND MUSIC By Deon Stonehouse, Sunriver Books and Music

“DSP” Rocked the House at SCOOTR’s Casino Night in LA PINE. They volunteered their time and played for 4 hours at no charge. Dave Miller, guitarist, is also a long-time supporter of SCOOTR.

Clothing Donations Needed This Season By Bend’s Community Center

Bend’s Community Thriftstore (BCT) is seeking clothing donations for all ages and sizes to assist those in need during the holiday season. BCT is a program of Bend’s Community Center (BCC), a 501 (C)3 nonprofit organization, whose mission is to assist the homeless and low income to achieve a higher standard of living by providing basic services for basic needs such as clothing, food, emergency shelter and job training. Last year Bend’s Community Thriftstore dispersed more than 40% of all donations to the needy at no charge. This year, the need for clothing and household items is higher but the donation level is lower. With winter here, BCT is in need of warm clothing, footwear, bedding and all standard household items. All proceeds from the sale of other items goes toward BCC’s Job training program and its Feed the Hungry program, which prepares more than 1,200 meals each week for the homeless and the hungry in Central Oregon. BCT provides vouchers for free clothing and household items to more than 30 local organizations such as Central Oregon Veteran’s Outreach, the FAN network in schools, Bethlehem Inn and others who work with the homeless and low-income. BCT has provided household necessities to dozens of families who went from being homeless to living in an apartment. Tax deductible donations of clothing, furniture, household items, bikes and other items can be dropped off at Bend’s Community Thriftstore, 184 NE Franklin Ave., Mon. – Sat., 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Pick- ups are also available by calling BCT at 541-3129567. Volunteers are also needed at the Thriftstore. Call 541-312-2069 for more information. u

Saturday December 18th at 5:00 PM. Barbara Corrado Pope will give a presentation on her latest book, Blood of Lorraine. Set in 1894, the year Captain Alfred Dreyfus was convicted of selling secrets to the Germans, the backdrop of the story is the conflagration of racial hatred that erupted. France cannot find much to be proud of in the Dreyfus affair, the poor man was falsely convicted and sentenced to life in prison on Devil’s island. Author Emile Zola’s fiery outrage brought public scrutiny and turned the tide in Dreyfus’s favor, but not before rabble rousers inflamed a furious public with hatred for their blameless Jewish neighbors. Against this backdrop Magistrate Bernard Martin is tasked with bringing justice in the death of a child. The infant’s mother and nurse accuse a Jewish man of the savage killing, Martin is not so sure. He moved to the small town of Nancy in Lorraine France after a hellish murder in Aix-en-Provence and is not thrilled to be in the thick of such a grisly crime as the killing of a child. To complicate his life further, his beloved wife Claire is expecting their first child, an occasion that should be a time of joy. Yet Bernard is coming to see that the town, riled by the massive national attention of the Dreyfus affair, is like a powder keg of anti-Semitism, ready to burst into an inferno with the first match. The murder of an innocent child by a Jew could be the spark that ignites the flame. The first book in the series is Cezanne’s Quarry set in Aix-en-Provence. Solange is discovered strangled at the bottom of a quarry. Was it her lover, Charles Westbury, a Darwinian scholar and geologist? Did the artist Cezanne strangle her in a fit of jealousy? Or could there be another cause to Solange’s demise? Bernard is being pressured to find the truth quick! Barbara Pope Corrado is supremely qualified to bring this period of history to life on the page. She is an Historian and Professor at the University of Oregon. She has lived in France and has a real affection for the country. It shows in her writing. I loved the way she describes the streets of Nancy. It feels like you are walking along with Bernard from his apartment to the halls of justice. You will enjoy hearing this talented, well traveled, art loving author speak. It is a perfect way to spend an evening during the holiday season. We will have refreshments and drawings for prizes. Please call 541-593-2525, e-mail sunriverbooks@sunriverbooks. com or stop by to sign up to attend. The evening is free and will be lots of fun. 2010 has 3 more Book Clubs before we welcome the New Year. Book Clubs meet at 6:30 Monday. December 6th the Mystery Book Club Tin Roof Blowdown by James Lee Burke. December 13th the Non-Fiction Book Club Zeitoun by Dave Eggers. December 20th the Fiction Book Club Baking Cakes in Kigali by Gaile Parkin. u

More Book Reviews A Homeless Man’s Burden “Balancing Act” by Ellen Stoll Walsh by Wesley Murphey Reviews written by Josie Hanneman Community Librarian, La Pine Public Library

Two mice play on a teeter totter, but are soon joined by many friends of different sizes. With beautifully simple paper collages, Walsh shares the ideas of balance, team work, cooperation and sharing in this charming, brightly colored book. Perfect for toddlers on up to early school ages.

“This Book Made Me Do It: Cool Things to Make, Do and Explore” by John Woodward (Photo unavailable) Knot tying, astronomy, origami, cooking, yo-yo tricks? It’s all in here! If the weather has driven your children inside, share this book with them for tons of fun ideas to keep their minds and bodies moving! Great for elementary and middle school students. u

Review written by Sandra Jones Newberry Eagle Publisher and Editor in Chief A mystery suspense fiction novel based on a true unsolved murder case. The real murder occurred in the 1960’s in a Dexter, Oregon bean field. A 7 year old girl dissappeared while her family was working the bean field north of Pleasant Hill. She said “I am going to put my dolls and things with the lunch box,” and she never came back. Her body was found 18 days later, after an intensive search. You can read a recent article in the Aug. 15, 2010 Register-Guard about this case. The killer got away. Author, Wesley Murphey worked in the same bean field, years after the abduction. This fiction story takes off with a dying man’s confession to a fur trapper about the girl’s murder. The trapper and ex-cop/ex-investigator re-unite on a chilling quest to find the murderer. It is amazing what happens in Lost Creek as they dig up evidence. The book is a great read, and keeps moving. Murphey’s imagination is outstanding, and his insight into the characters is really entertaining. Murphey is a La Pine resident, and you can purchase his book in La Pine at: Books, Boxes, and B.S., in Sunriver at Cross Road Station, or online at www.lostcreekbooks.com. u


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Play Group for parents and their children 5 and younger. Meets Wednesday mornings 9:30-11:30. Free!

Stress Till You Pop! A fun & informative workshop for parents! Learn positive ways to deal with stress. Childcare provided, space is limited. Free! Monthly Clothing & Toy Exchange for preschool & smaller sizes. Tuesday December 14th 8-4. Everyone welcome! Winterfest Celebration - Activities for preschool age children and their families. Thursday December 16th, 6-8 pm at La Pine Community Campus.

The Incredible Years - Just for families with young children ages 3-6. Join other parents and caregivers to learn new ideas for dealing with challenging behaviors & setting clear limits. Book, childcare, and dinner included. Raffles & door prizes! Free. The Resource Room Offers: support for parents, grandparents and caregivers. Do you have questions or concerns about your child? We have answers! Open Tues-Thurs 9:00am

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B-r-r-r-r! A chill was in the air and everyone was busy, busy! Buddy and his friend Arlene were still stuffed with left-over’s from Thanksgiving. People were wearing bigger shoes, more sweaters, scarves and gloves and lots of clothing was getting lost in the church…especially the kids stuff. And their pockets were full of crumbs! Arlene really liked all the green and red colors in the decoration. By now, Arlene had learned when and where the crumbs could be found. Being warm in the church was WONDERFUL. Last year she had lived in a cold shed and was all alone. The church people were bringing items to prepare Gift Baskets. Arlene had heard the ladies talking about the Baskets that were to be taken to families in the general community. Some of the families had children and some of the folks were just older and needed some love and encouragement. “Aw-w-ww!” said Arlene. “These people really do care and watch for people who need some special help. I like my new church family!” Buddy told her, “In December the church family will bring in a real evergreen tree to decorate and the people call it the ‘Christmas Tree’. During the Christmas season the kids sing special songs and share in a play about the birth of Baby Jesus… Christmas is his birthday. There is a whole book called the Holy Bible that is written about God the Father, Jesus and Son and the Holy Spirit…they call them the ‘Trinity’. Lots of people give gifts and send cards to each other at Christmas time.” Buddy continued explaining, “The church is real busy in the holiday season so we have lots of crumbs to eat…But be very careful you don’t get your long, beautiful tail stepped on... And with all the people working and sharing with each other we really have to stay out of sight.”

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• If your pet must be kept outside: Provide a dry, elevated dog house with clean dry bedding and a flap over the opening. Make sure the water bowl does not freeze. Heated water bowls are available. Outdoor pets need more calories to produce body heat. • Keep antifreeze, salt and other household poisons away from pets. Check garage to keep pets safe. • Make sure a cat has not crawled under

your car seeking shelter and warmth near the engine. Tap on hood before starting the engine. • Booties allow your dog to walk in the snow and prevent injury from ice. • Watch your pet around heating stoves to prevent burns and dehydration. • Horses need winter care too: Make sure your horse has clean, dry bedding. Moist bedding can cause foot infection. -Make sure water in trough does not freeze. The holidays will be in full swing in a couple days and the Humane Society of Central Oregon is reminding people to keep pets safe during family gatherings. New People and a Busy Household: Introduce new people to pets with care and don’t let the dog or cat dash out the door as people enter your home. Current and legible ID tags ensure a quick and safe return home. Foods: Too much fatty, rich, or even just new types of food can give your pet diarrhea, vomiting, pancreatitis or gastroenteritis all of which can be very painful and serious. Bones: Bones can tear up or obstruct your pet’s insides. Place your table scraps in secure covered garbage containers or outside in the garbage can. Strings and ties: Often used to tie up the turkey during roasting can tie up your pets insides too.

Victim of Frostbite: Humane Society of Central Oregon veterinarian had to amputate tips of ears of this cat that arrived as a stray back in 2008.

Alcoholic Drinks: An ounce of alcohol can poison a small dog. Desserts: In large quantity they can cause stomach upset and diarrhea. Call your veterinarian or the animal emergency clinic if your pet exhibits any unusual symptoms. Protecting our pets with preventative care can be the best gift of all. An emergency visit to a veterinarian is always more expensive, so don't take chance! For more information call the Humane Society of Central Oregon at 382-3537 or visit www. hsco.org.


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Hanson Mansion that it will be hard to imagine everything that will be done in one day. It will be hard to remember how quiet the morning was. In the middle of the house, women fill the cheery yellow kitchen. The back door bursts open to reveal two rosy cheeked children. The snow makes them so excited that they enter with their sleds behind them. The ladies rush to pull off mittens, hats, and gloves. They call for help and a laughing Uncle picks up the snowy sleds and, with a big swoop, he has the sleds outside. The little sleds will be just outside the back door where they await the next ‘kiddy play-fest’. The children warm themselves in the heat from the oven where the sweet bread is baking. Hot milk is poured by a tall Auntie. Ground almonds and honey is added to the waiting mugs and the little ones start to sip the toddies. When the gray-haired, plumpish Grandmother who lives here, speaks sweetly to the little girls, “How about cookies?”, only toothless smiles and wide eyes answer. She hands them each a lebkuchen and puts a handful of pfeffernussen in each child’s pocket. The children are warm and happy in the center of their holiday world. Through the door to the dining room, the men are visiting and playing the card game, Whist. There is much laughter! They talk about life, people they all know and what they dream for the New Year. This is where the men seem to share their time. Some of the older nieces and nephews sit on the stairs and listen to the sage wisdom that is dispensed with each new hand of cards. One of the Aunts has a dust cloth and lemon oil in her strong hands. She is going through the first floor, one room at a time, and polishing every wooden surface. The rose wood furniture: table and chairs, buffet, piano and bench, - all proudly support the holiday visitors, foods and family life, that, at this moment, seems like it could last forever. It is a happy place to celebrate! In the living room, the overstuffed green sofas have been moved aside to make room for the big fir Christmas tree. Packages fill the space below the branches and lights fill the room with a lovely glow. Two cousins gaze dreamily at the gifts and tell each other the stories of the time they got their best present ever! The room is where people will sit on the two green couches and cover the floor with the wrapping paper they pull off their packages, but now, it is time to dream. Upstairs, the sleeping quarters for the few returning adult children, holds the wrapping paper, bows, scotch tape, suitcases and beds. It is home for the holidays! No child will venture up the stairs past the bathroom during the sacred wrapping time. Never. Instead, the children- who for years did sleep next to their parents on the floor, now gather together in a big unfinished room that has been added on to the house by the old Grandfather. Lined up, in sleeping bags, they will wait for Santa’s arrival. They are Santa’s Posse. During the dark hours of the coming night, they will giggle,

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laugh, exchange stories and invade the big brass cookie cans that have been left to the unfinished coolness of the room and the warmth of many hungry little hands. Life is often delicious! As Christmas Eve Day passes through the hours of activity and anticipation, the final touches are put on the food and the serving area in the yellow kitchen. Then it is time to get ready for evening. The night has fallen, bringing lots more snow. Its white purity adds credibility to the reason there is a celebration this white night. It is time for the little Lucia Brides of the household to put on headdresses of candles and straighten stiff, starched, white costumes to wear outside to sing carols in the neighborhood. They are marking the trip to the old stable in Bethlehem two thousand years ago. But so far it is too much fun to bother with deep meaning. The beliefs that the family shares are lodged deep in the heart of the family. It is the real reason for gathering together. And soon they all will come, on their many personal journeys, to get to the place they call home on time. Before the traditional supper is served. They come to make new memories. It is a beautiful time for the members of the family to live and love together. The occasion becomes an American gathering; representing mountains, Great Plains, valleys, deltas, various metropolitan communities, farms and villages all over the nation. Each part of the family, though larger every year, has left behind a part of themselves to keep the lamplight lit for their return to home. But where is home? The family is here! Church bells peel out into the winter night. The Lucia Brides join others on the streets. Carols sing out in the snowy night. Their songs come through in the bell tones, sharp, bright and clear. The bells say it all: “I’m here. You’re here. We’re here This year.” The small empty lot is blanketed with a new layer of heavy snow. Hush! The dream of Hanson Mansion continues. The cold ground trembles slightly, with its own soft chuckling. The mixed smells permeate the air throughout the family’s house. Women laugh as they take the soaked codfish out of the lye baths. They put it in the salted water-bath and work just as hard to prepare all favorite family foods. There are foods to be roasted, boiled, sautéed and mashed. And Baked! The things that are baked bring the most o-ohs and a-ahs! It is a lovely thing to hear. A better thing to watch. There is a rhythm to the kitchen women; each task done knowingly and lovingly. What do the men do?

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The dreamy little lot can’t recall. Closer to the time of the feast, the rest of the family and friends arrive from many other places. Older and younger faces are aglow with the anticipation of the events to follow: visiting, Santa Claus, midnight services and the traditional Lutefisk and Lefse meal that feeds their identity and reminds them of their culture. The old folks find an early place at the table. They will visit until dinner. Comparing notes on life’s successes and losses The children head to the unfinished room where they will prepare to present themselves: clean clothes, clean hands, clean faces and best smiles. The kitchen women wind down. But they will not rest. Last minute platters of Lefse and home baked goodies are set out on the L-shaped counter for the waiting assembly line of eaters. The rhythm of the kitchen women will peak during the serving of the meal. All the dishes will be carried forth to the massive table, and as in a factory, they will be used by the family members to concoct such heaping platters of delicious offerings that they will appear to be food sculpture! Everyone gathers. There is a hush. In moments, there will be silence for prayer. This will be followed by a fury of o-o-ohs, a-a-ahs, clinking silverware and the sounds of satiation. The heaping bowls of Lutefisk, Swedish meatballs, paradise pudding, salads, mashed potatoes, and white gravy, Jell-O, Lefse and butter, will be consumed. Talking will slow down. After the meal, chairs will scrape, belts will be loosened, praise will be given and it will be time for coffee and clean up. “What did the men do?” a little boy asked a lady who was praising the Grandparents for preparing the meal. “The women do all the work to put things right and get dessert ready.” Is there room for dessert? Full tummies make the eyes roll up with the thought of more food! The children switch immediately to sugarplum thoughts. Santa will be here in a few hours. The waiting is so exciting! The little piece of ground remembers what the men do! The men finally move to warm up the cars! They will transport everyone to the church. The commotion that follows dinner is surely designed to burn off the odd cookie! The cousins, aunts, uncles, grandparents, moms, dads and family friends forget about Santa Claus and turn their attention to religion. They will remember the Christmas birth of Jesus by going to church! There will be music and songs to enjoy, fir boughs and a manger will play out the Christmas miracle to the congregation. Everyone will sing, pray and share the common beliefs. After the proud family watches their aunt play the part of Mary in the pageant, the men will warm up the cars for the journey home and back to the Mansion the family will go. Plates of cookies, milk and strong coffee will fill the overfull bellies of the family. Everyone squeezes into the living room. Each face lights up with childlike brilliance as presents are distributed to all. It is a time for more o-oohs and a-a-ahs-and thanks. Excited children gather to fix Santa a plate of cookies. They add carrots for Santa’s famous Reindeer, and address a last minute note to him. In the morning the present he brings to each of them will complete the Christmas Eve traditions. Like the whirlwind that will soon invade the skies, the children are whisked away to sleep. But, they don’t. They whisper to each other in hushed tones. “ H-h-u-u-s-s-h-h!” “Santa is coming!” “D o you hear bells?” “No!” Then it is over. The night claims its last hold out and the house is still. Even the ground is too tired to stay awake and it drifts in and out of the dream. In my hotel room, my family is slow to wake up. We traveled far to come here and we are all tired. It is the second day of the Hanson Family Christmas Reunion. I woke up early though because of the hotel heat, the light

of a new day and the smell of coffee. I can sit for a bit, by the big window and reflect on how I feel. More snow has fallen through the quiet night. It is Christmas Day. I see the strangers drive slowly on the slippery streets. Carefully, they drive along. Last night, one of the cousins hosted the traditional feast. Today, there will be much to do with the added snowfall hampering our travel. I will need to change cars at the rental place, have brunch with a niece, and join with the rest of the relatives to share another evening meal. Tonight we all will celebrate the continuing life of the clan who came to gather here. I think about the changes. Celebrating is more complex when you juggle places and times instead of staying in one place. Making each different connection is the challenge of the day. Why do we come? It’s Christmas. We all want to regain a piece or two of what we once had. Youth! Acceptance! By uniting across time, we renew. On these special occasions, we are ‘re-bonded’. As I watch from my vantage point above the city, I decide to take my children to see the place where I had all of my Christmas memories. I will show them where the Hanson Mansion stood and explain how happy we were when we lived there. The remnants of the Christmas dream from the day before re-play for the small patch of ground. It is nearly over. It is time to wake up. It tries to finish the dream. The children have been asleep for over an hour. It is late when the adults go to bed. It is just a while before kids are up to see the wonders of the night when reindeer fly and Old Saint Nick visits every boy and girl between dark and dawn. Wind blows the snow into drifts. The small lot hears the dreamy sounds of children waking to their gifts mixed with the sounds of snow- ploughs on Howard Street. Groggy from the desire to stay asleep, it is time to come back to the saddest realization. The Hansons are gone. The lot is empty. It is alone. All alone. I open the doors of the big Lincoln. My two daughters and my future son-in-law get out to walk the lot. It is small, bare and cold. But it feels like magic to me. I move over every inch of ground and tell my story to my children. “Here is where the locust trees were all planted,” I point to the side of the yard. “There were mother hens and chicks along here.” I point out every nook and cranny. “The front of the house was facing Carlisle Street,” I continue. “There was a wooden porch with creaky steps. We played in the side yard by Mrs. Palmquist’s house. And this is where Grandpa added a new kitchen.” I walked to the center of the empty lot, measuring twenty-seven steps. “And right here was the unfinished room we all loved to stay in on Christmas Eve. Over there was Grandpa’s shop. Did I tell you he made cabinets?” I want to tell them everything. Now! “Christmas is always white here in Spokane. Just like today. You guys would have loved it back then.” I am feeling like I don’t want to leave this tiny lot. This is such a special part of how we all were. The words stop coming easily. A tear rolls down my cheek and falls to the ground. I fight to keep from crying. All I want is to try to make my children understand that this is an important place to me. I don’t know if they do. “And even though we aren’t in the old house, we can remember.” The tears fill my eyes. We go back to the car and leave. The steps of people above draw the sleepy lot to full cognition. Voices fill the air. The timber of the woman’s voice- her sounds, makes the little lot recall the clip and music of the family who lived in the old house.

They called it Hanson Mansion. They are gone, but not forgotten. If ground could speak…… The End


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Photography Gift Buying Tips From A Local Pro By Mike Jensen – JensenOne Marketing & Photography – www.jensenone.com

For the December holiday issue I thought I’d give you some gift giving (or asking) tips. This for the accomplished, beginner, novice, or wanna-be photographer.

Cameras

Below are several types to consider. Subcompact – Usually for the casual photographer looking to document occurrences in life. Prices range from $200$400. Several best bets to consider: Nikon Coolpix S8000 - $300 Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS Elph - $250 Sony Cyber-shot DSC - $350 Superzooms – For those who need an extremely versatile zoom lens. Prices range from $200-$400. Nikon Coolpix P100 - $400 Olympus SP - $350 SLR or DSLR – The acronym stands for Digital Single Lens Reflex - This is for the advanced photographer. People who want advanced features and performance with a detachable lens, and TTL (Through The Lens) viewfinder. Point & Shoots – For those who want a build in lens but advanced features similar to an SLR, try the Canon Power Shot G-11 ($455) from B & H. This is absolutely the BEST Point & Shoot available! SLR-Like – For those who want a smaller, lighter camera with a detachable lens. Mike’s tip: If you’re going to spend this kind of money, you might as well buy an SLR. You can get a good one in the same price range. Panasonic Lumix - $800 Ricoh GXR - $830 Okay, I’ll admit it, I’m a Canon shooter, so I do have a fair amount of bias. In my opinion there are only two camera companies in the world - Canon and Nikon. I give the edge to Canon for two reasons: 1) Ease of use and 2) Video capabilities. Canon just simply has the market edge on their sensors and this creates a world of capability for video, ISO, and other options. As with every camera, once you learn how to use it, It’s Easy! So the real money is in the glass… the lenses and other gear. DSLR’s – Several things to consider: Full Frame - Full lens capability, larger sensor is exposed by the light through the lens Cropped Sensor – Smaller sensor, usually creates faster FPS (Frames Per Second), but at the expense of ISO, and lens exposure capability. So on a full frame camera a 50mm lens shoots like a 50mm lens. On a crop camera the 50mm lens shoots like a 70-80mm lens, which is great if you never have a need for wider-angle landscapes etc.

Canon’s Canon 5D Mark II – Simply the best full frame camera out there for the money $3200 (with lens) at B & H. (www.bhphotovideo.com) I shoot it, and love it! I’ve shot over 40,000 images on this camera in just over a year, and it is just a picture taking animal! It also shoots HD quality video and has live view.

Canon 7D – Dollar for dollar, the best cropped sensor DSLR on the market $1999 with the kit lens at B & H. Best Buy is now carrying this camera too. They sell it for $1875 but with a much poorer quality 18-135mm lens. Spend the extra $100 and get it from a pro source like B & H. Shoots upper range video and has live view. Canon 60D – 1.6x crop sensor with moveable LCD screen. I like the idea, but would be concerned about the screen. -$1399 with the poor quality 18-135mm lens. This is a great DSLR camera if you’re looking for a DSLR camera which shoots mid range quality video. Canon EOS Rebel T2i - $900 at your local big box or warehouse store (and B & H). This is a great entry level DSLR which usually comes with a wider angle and a telephoto lens. This is a bit deceiving as it’s a cropped sensor camera, so you have do the millimeter math. Still a very good starter DSLR.

Nikon’s Nikon D300S – Nikon likes to say this is their comparable model to the Canon 7D. NOT EVEN CLOSE! At 12.3 megapixels it doesn’t even compare to the resolution of the 18.1 megapixel 7D. Also, it’s also a cropped sensor. It does have live view, and video. Something the 5D, 7D, and 60D all have. About $2100 Nikon D5000 – This is Nikon’s answer to the big box/warehouse store kit package. I’ve had students who have bought this camera and it does a nice job priced at $899! It does have some quirks I don’t like, like the auto metering default. Bottom line, unless you’re going to spend about $5000, Nikon has it’s limitations in the price range/capability variety. They don’t have a model even close to the 5D Mark II, and their comparable model to the 7D isn’t close. My (biased) advice… stick with Canon. Okay, so there’s a good update on your holiday camera buying guide. But what if the person on your list already has a nice camera? What do you get them as a gift to compliment the camera? This will involve some sneaky elf work, but it’s worth it!

Extra memory cards – Again, every photographer needs more. Start with 8gb (around $100). External Hard Drives – For around $200 you can get a 3terabyte external hard drive. I have loads of these and fill them up in about 4-5 months. Most come with backup software to help you keep your images safe. I recommend the Seagate Free Agent. Be sure to check for PC or Mac compatibility. Adobe Photoshop Elements About $100. This (or Photoshop) should be part of any photographer’s camera bag. Adobe Photoshop CS5 - $699 from Adobe. com OR take my COCC Photoshop class in February and buy Photoshop at a MUCH REDUCED price (I think around $199, but don’t hold me to it) from COCC.

The Canon 5D is Mike’s favorite DSLR camera. It is capable of shooting High Definition video at 1920 x 1080 resolution. Product photos from Canon and Sandisk

Start with a 8 Gig SD card for your camera. It will hold plenty of photos and videos at an affordable price.

Filters – Every photographer needs a good circular polarizer filter. I recommend Cokin or Singh Ray. Also, if the photographer on your list shoots a lot of landscapes, try a starter pack of Cokin graduated neutral density lenses. Tripod – It’s amazing how expensive a good tripod is. But, the old adage is true… you get what you pay for. I’d take a look at two brands, Gitzo and Really Right Stuff. Prices from $100 - $1000 Cable Release – Any serious photographer needs one. Get the kind that shoots time lapse and intervals, about $135. External Flashes – There are a lot of good photographers who don’t have an external flash. I’m not sure why. Good models priced from $250 - $500. Shoot for wireless capability to match your camera. Reflectors – Reflectors are a pretty affordable gift, and one which all photographers will use. I like the Lastolite Tri Grip priced between $35 - $75 based on size. Printers – Don’t buy one. Unless you’re a pro shooter you’ll spend a bundle in printer ink and the prints you can get are better at

Wal Mart or Costco. You can upload your photos online and pick them up in about 3-4 hours. Great deal! Okay, if that doesn’t cover it, you’re probably shopping for a pro shooter, and I’d suggest you just ask. That’s what my wife does. If you’re just not sure what to buy, send me an email at photos@jensenone.com, or feel free to call me at 541610-8683, and I’ll be happy to give you my opinion!

Happy Holidays!

Training – I took over seven workshops and trainings this year, and I’m a pro shooter. It’s my opinion that you can always learn something from someone else! La Pine Parks & Rec – I’ll be offering another series of Photography classes and workshops beginning right after the holidays. Watch for my articles in the Eagle or Chamber news to see when, or call Teri or Justin at the Parks & Rec. (541) 536-2223 COCC – I also instruct for COCC, and now I’ve convinced them to let me bring the classes to you….in La Pine! So our first class will be a beginning level Photoshop class on February 26th. Extra batteries – No photographer worth their salt only has only one battery. Open the camera, write down the model number…order from B & H. Usually priced at about $50-$75.

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DECEMBER 2010

8th WREATH DECORATING at Sunriver Public Library, 56855 Venture Lane, 11:00am. Learn how to create a beautiful holiday wreath with Anita Tracy. Bring your own wreath to decorate. Free and open to the public. Limited to 20 participants. Register on line at www. DeschutesLibrary.org or call 541/312-1034.

Calendar of Events 3rd & 4th LA PINE CHRISTMAS BAZAAR: Frontier Days is going Red, White and..

Green, at the La Pine Event Center! They are taking application for Craft Vendors offering quality handcrafted items (food items included) and quality gift items! Contact La Pine Frontier Days for more information (541) 536-7821 or info@lapinefrontierdays.org. 4th LA PINE GRANGE FLEA MARKET: Shop in a wholesome family environment for new/used items, collectable’s, antiques, FRESH EGGS, one of a kind crafts and ART. From 10 till 3...Vendor fees are the most affordable in Central Oregon. The venue is open YEAR ROUND and expands to include the outdoor shopping space as the weather permits. For La Pine Grange Flea Market Call Robin at 541-536-1455. The Grange Flea Market is at the Grange Hall on Morson (one block North of The Prairie House).

9th DESCHUTES COUNTY COMPREHENSIVE PLAN hearing meeting, 5:30pm at La Pine Senior Center, 16450 Victory Way. Listen to what South County is facing in the county’s comprehensive plan. Make comments and suggestions. 12th Rising Stars Preschool benefit concert at La Pine Christian Center, 52565 Day Road, La Pine. “Jesus, There’s Something About that Name” performed by La Pine Community Arts Choir. 3:00 pm. FREE concert with free will offering taken for the benefit for the preschool. For more info contact Lori Weller at 541-536-2010. 14th FAMILY FUN STORY TIME: ‘Tis the Season, 10:30am at La Pine Library, 16425 1st St. Come join us for reading, rhyming and singing, all of which strengthen literacy skills! Ages 0-5.

4th TRUCKERS LIGHT PARADE & CHRISTMAS CRAFT BAZAAR: Lighted vehicles of all sizes sparkle their way through downtown La Pine in a holiday atmosphere. Hundreds of Hand-made crafts, Christmas Caroling and Lighting of the Christmas Tree. 17th LA PINE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE BREAKFAST: Come and join the Chamber Contact La Pine Chamber of Commerce at 541-536-9771 for more info. for Breakfast at the La Pine Senior Center from 7:45am to 9:15am. Special Speaker, Sponsor and lots of networking. Call the Chamber for more information and to reserve a seat, 4th CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS BAZAAR FOR CHILDREN 13 & YOUNGER: Any child (541) 536-9771. can come into South Valley Bank from 11:00am - 4:00pm and spend just a small amount of money to purchase and wrap Christmas presents for parents, siblings, aunts, uncles and 18th POETRY READING Sponsored by the Newberry Eagle, at Lavender even pets. For more info, call Shirley Gerhart at 536-2201. Cottage. 16565 Reed Road, La Pine, next door to La Pine Feed and Tack. Poetry writ4th ALL ABOUT ANIMALS: Water Mammals, 10:00am-4:00pm at Sunriver Nature Center, 57245 River Road. Located off of Circle 3 in Sunriver. Why do mammals that live in our lakes, rivers and ponds have so much fun?! Come learn about otters, beavers, minks and their relatives. Enjoy educational talks, displays, and activities throughout the day. $4 Adults, $3 Children (ages 2-12) Sunriver Nature Center & Observatory Members Free. For more information, call 541.593.4394, or visit www.SunriverNatureCenter.org 4th LA PINE GRANGE FLEA MARKET: Shop in a wholesome family environment for new/used items, collectable’s, antiques, FRESH EGGS, one of a kind crafts and ART. From 10 till 3...Vendor fees are the most affordable in Central Oregon. The venue is open YEAR ROUND and expands to include the outdoor shopping space as the weather permits. For La Pine Grange Flea Market Call Robin at 541-536-1455. The Grange Flea Market is at the Grange Hall on Morson (one block North of The Prairie House).

DECEMBER 2010

Light Up A Life

Remembrance and celebration Thursday, December 2, 5 pm to 7 pm Please call Evie to RSVP or to order this year’s ornament

Wholistic Compass Workshop

Author, Kelsey Collins presents Anne and Peter Selby, “You Angel You.” Friday, December 3, Noon to 2:30 pm ($20 per session, includes lunch)

Animal Hospice and Pet Loss Group

Tuesday, 6:00 to 7:30 pm For further information call Sharen

Coffee & Doughnuts with Bob & the Boys

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4th, 12th & 18th BREAKFAST WITH SANTA 8:30am-11:30am. A breakfast buffet with Santa and Mrs. Claus is sure to be at the top of your child’s wish list for years to come. 8:30-11:30am in the Great Hall, 17600 Center Drive, Sunriver, OR . Reservations required. 36-hour cancellation policy. $24 adults; $12 children 6-12; complimentary for children 5 and under. Gratuity included. For more info: 800-801-8765. 4th, 5th, 11th, 12th, 18th-23rd SLEIGH RIDES in Sunriver Village. Snuggle up under a blanket and go dashing through the snow on a Sunriver open sleigh from 9-11:30am. Rides start behind the Sunriver Lodge. Tickets available at Concierge. Free for Resort guests; $5 general public; children 12 and under free with paying adult. Sleighs may also be reserved for extended trips by contacting Sunriver Stables at 541-593-6995. 8th TEEN MAKE-IT AND TAKE-IT Holiday Program, 1:30pm-3:30pm at La Pine Library, 16425 1st. St. Make crafts to gift to your friends and family! Basic instruction and materials provided, plus watch A Christmas Story while you work! Librarian in room; free and open to 6th-12th graders. 5th OREGON OLD TIME FIDDLERS JAM at Pine Forest Grange Hall. 63214 Boyd Acres Road Bend. For more information contact Bob at 541-447-5451.

ers, readers, and listeners welcome! 2 pm to 4 pm. Come and enjoy the latest creativity from local poets and writers. FREE event. Teas and treats available for purchase. Literary artists may register by calling the Newberry Eagle at 541-536-3972 or emailing at info@ NewberryEagle.com. 19th CHRISTMAS FIRESIDE CONCERT at the Great Hall in Sunriver, 17600 Center Drive, Sunriver, OR. Come celebrate the lovely music of this special season with Maestro Lawrence Leighton Smith at the piano.Enjoy classical music, Christmas duets, solos, and joyous sounds of the season. We hope you will join us, all ages are welcome. To purchase tickets call 541-593-9310, or email tickets@sunrivermusic.org. Reserved tickets: $40, General Admission: $30, Seniors: $25, Youth 18 and under: $10 21st LA PINE GRANGE OPEN HOUSE: Come on down to the Grange Hall on Morson (1 block north of the Prairie House) and enjoy an evening of GREAT FOOD, GREAT CONVERSATION. You can learn more about the folks that are in the Grange. Potluck starts at 6pm (the business meeting starts at 7pm). For more information about Grange call Robin at 541-536-1455. 29th CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNT at Sunriver Nature Center, 57245 River Road. Located off of Circle 3 in Sunriver. 8 am – 4 pm. Bird watchers of all ages will enjoy displays and information on this annual event. Pick up a survey to do your own count or participate in a guided walk with a naturalist at 9am or 1pm. For more information, call 541.593.4394, or visit www.SunriverNatureCenter.org. 30th EAGLES presented by Nature and the Performing Arts. From 7 pm – 9 pm Celebrate the majestic Eagle during a fun, artistic and music filled event. Share a cozy winter evening with our community of friends and visitors. Enjoy tall tales, lively entertainment and delectable treats. You can meet our beautiful golden eagle, too. $20 per person. Please call 541.593.4394 or 541.593.4442 for tickets and reservations. For more information, visit www.SunriverNatureCenter.org.

January 2011 3rd DESCHUTES COUNTY COMMISSIONER SWEARING-IN for Tony DeBone. Scheduled for Monday, January 3, 2011 at 8:30 am in Judge Michael Sullivan’s Court Room, 1164 NW Bond Street, Bend, Or 97701. Judge Sullivan will be presiding over the ceremony and administering the oaths of office. Friends and family are welcome to attend the ceremony and if they want to capture the moment, pictures can be taken. 15th & 16th SEVENTEENTH ANNUAL CHEMULT SLED DOG RACES at Walt Haring Snow Park, 1/4 miles north of Chemult. Races start at 9am Saturday and Sunday. Snowman Building Contest 11am Saturday. Fun and Free for all ages.

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1000 Lights Community Walk Benefits La Pine Community Kitchen

Bend’s Annual First 1000 Lights has expanded into a Community Walk and a Family Festival. Gates open at 4:00 PM and will offer a variety of child friendly activities. Proceeds will benefit the La Pine Community Kitchen. The Kitchen provides 1000 hot meals per month and provides 250 food boxes each month. Independent contributions can be made either through our online race registration www.bendsfirst1000lightswalk.com or included with your mail in registration form. Your generosity is greatly appreciated! Schedule: 4:15 – 5:45 PM Janellybean Musical Concert for Children 4:30 – 6:00 PM Face Painting by Fabulous Faces 6:00 PM Community Walk begins 6:30 – 8:30 PM Bend Magic Show 6:30 – 8:30 PM Matt and Rachel Wilson Singer/Songwriters Our post-Walk entertainment will continue to appeal to adults while the children enjoy their special activities. We will be offering a “Half” Walk to accommodate those who find the climb to the top of Pilot Butte too difficult. Families just wishing to attend the Family Festival activities are welcome at the Family rate which will include two Stocking Caps. This event is “Pet Friendly”; all well behaved dogs on a leash are most welcome to join their owners for the walk (dogs will not be allowed in the gym). This new and exciting alcohol/drug free and family-friendly community event is the perfect positive, enlightening and uplifting experience to celebrate the New Year. WHAT TO BRING: Three cans of non perishable food, donations of winter clothing, bedding, personal hygiene products, or pet food. We will be building a “Butte” of donated items in the Gym at Juniper Elementary School. Donations of food and goods will also be collected at all branches of Sterling Savings Bank. These items will be donated directly to the La Pine Community Kitchen. Please be generous as the need is great! ROUTE: The starting line will be at the Westside entrance to Juniper Elementary School and will follow an approximate 3.2 mile course South on NE 12th Street to the Pilot Butte Summit Access Road located right off NE Greenwood Ave/Hwy 20. We will then proceed up the Butte to the Summit. A “Half” Walk will be available for those who

find the climb up Pilot Butte to be a challenge. Children under the age of 18 are invited to participate FREE. All Youth groups of (10 or more) require at least two registered adults. COURSE ASSISTANCE: Walk Monitors will be stationed along the route. Participants are expected to follow all traffic safety laws to ensure the safety of all participants. SPECIAL AMMENITIES – Each participant is encouraged to carry a flashlight or headlamp with them on this Walk. TRAX for your shoes or all weather boots are encouraged. The road to the Butte will be sanded and scraped as needed. A “Post Walk Party” with seasonal beverages and light refreshments will be served at Juniper Elementary School. WALK START – The starting line will be on the Westside parking lot at Juniper Elementary School located at 1300 NE Norton Street in Bend. The Walk will start at 6:00 PM. PACKET PICK UP – Packets can be picked up at the Fleet Feet Sports Store located at 1320 NW Galveston in Bend on Wednesday, December 29th and Thursday December 30th from 10 AM to 6 PM. You are strongly encouraged to pick up your packets at this time. Packets not picked up on Wednesday or Thursday will be available (not guaranteed) prior to the Walk on Friday afternoon at the starting line at Juniper Elementary School beginning at 4:00 PM. COST – Adults $18.00 for the Walk which will include a Stocking Cap. Family rate: $25.00 (Maximum of (2) Stocking Caps per family). Children under the age of 13 are Free, (No Stocking Caps). For insurance purposes and safety, all minors under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a registered adult. Only on-line registrations will receive registration and payment email confirmations. There are no refunds, rollovers or transfers allowed. REGISTRATION – In person registration is available at the Fleet Feet Sports Store, 1320 NW Galveston in Bend and at all Bend branches of Sterling Savings Bank. To register by mail in form click on “PRINTABLE Registration Form” at the top of this page. Or, if you like, click on “On-Line Registration Form” also at the top of this page to register. This is an “all weather” event, please dress for the season. u

Boy Scouts Plan Holiday Tree Pick Up and Recycling

Monthly and weekly meetings are now listed online at www.NewberryEagle.com

Boy Scouts of AmerPhoto and Article Submitted by Troop 36 ica Troop 36 will be offering holiday tree pick up in the Sunriver and La Pine areas on Sunday, December 26 and Sunday, January 2. For a donation of $5.00 per tree, the Scouts will pick up holiday trees at curbside and recycle them for compost. Pickup will occur after 9:00 a.m. on the above dates. The Scouts ask that the donation be made by check, payable to “Boy Scouts of America” and that it be placed in a water-tight plastic bag and affixed to the top of the tree with a rubber band. Wreaths, garlands and decorated trees will not be accepted because they ruin the shredder. Sunriver area residents must call 541-385-3935 and La Pine area residents must call 541-385-3971 after December 15th to arrange for pickup. The money from this annual fundraiser will be used to send the Scouts to summer camp. Each Scout needs to earn $258 to attend Camp Baker on the Oregon Coast for a week next summer. Thank you in advance to all who participate in this annual fundraiser, the Scouts appreciate your donations. u

Women's Community Club Welcomes New Members

Submitted by The La Pine Ya Ya Sisterhood Society Are you new to La Pine, or just looking to make friends and make a difference in your community? The La Pine Ya Ya Sisterhood Society may be just what you are looking for. We are a group of diverse women who get together once a month for friendship, self-growth and giving to the Community. We meet the second Wednesday of every month in the MidState Community room at 5:00 P.M. There are $10.00 monthly dues and at the end of each quarter a charitable project in La Pine is identified to recieve a donation in the amount determined by the group. Other fun activities are hiking or snowshoeing retreats and a book club. We would love to have you join us. Please contact Gael Ber-

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by Bob Cox

Be Prepared for Return of Estate Tax

There’s never really a bad time to do estate planning. But in the months ahead, you may have an extra incentive to look at your estate plans. Why? Because changes are coming to estate tax laws — so you’ll want to be ready. Change is nothing new in the world of estate taxes, which have been in a state of flux for years. As the law now stands, there is no federal estate tax in 2010. Then, in 2011, the estate tax is scheduled to return, with an exemption amount of $1 million and a top rate of 55 percent. Yet, these figures are highly likely to change; ultimately, we may see a return to what existed in 2009: a $3.5 million or $5 million exemption and a

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top rate of 45 percent. Of course, your susceptibility to the estate tax will depend on the size of your estate. But no matter what your level of assets, you’ll want to have your estate plans in order. First of all, you almost certainly need a will. You’ll also need to make sure you’ve named the proper beneficiaries in all your legal documents. Now, let’s return to the estate tax issue. Specifically, how can you help reduce any potential estate tax burden your heirs may face? Here are some ideas to consider: * Take Advantage of Your Exemptions. You and your spouse each receive an exemption from the federal estate tax. As mentioned above, this exemption could be anywhere from $1 million to $5 million, starting in 2011. To maximize these exemptions, you may want to create a credit shelter trust. In a nutshell, here’s how it works: When you die, you fund a credit shelter trust with assets equal in value to your available exemption; if you have other assets, you can leave them to your spouse, free of estate taxes. Your surviving spouse can draw income from the trust’s assets while he or she is alive. Upon his or her death, the trust disperses the assets to your children or other beneficiaries, taking advantage of your original estate tax exemption. Your spouse’s estate will also disperse assets to beneficiaries, using his or her exemption to reduce or avoid estate taxes. * Use Life Insurance. If you owned a $1 million dollar life insurance policy, and it was subject to an estate tax rate of 55 percent, your beneficiaries would receive a death benefit of just $450,000. But if you established an irrevocable life insurance trust (ILIT) with a new insurance policy, the trust would own the policy and distribute the proceeds to the beneficiaries you’ve chosen. By using an ILIT, you’d keep the life insurance out of your taxable estate.

You have only so many years to prepare for retirement. That’s why contributing to your IRA is so important. Fortunately, you still have time to maximize your 2009 IRA contribution before the April 15 deadline. By contributing now, your retirement savings can have more opportunity to grow. Even if you already have an IRA elsewhere, it’s easy to transfer it to an Edward Jones IRA and begin receiving the face-to-face advice you deserve. To learn more about the advantages of an Edward Jones IRA, call or visit today.

* Give generously. You can give up to $13,000 per year to as many individuals as you like without incurring gift taxes. And the more you give, the lower your taxable estate. You can also reduce your estate by making gifts to charitable organizations. Keep in mind that estate planning can be complex. You will need to work with your legal and tax advisors before establishing any type of trust or other estate-planning mechanism. And with the looming return of the estate tax, there’s no time like the present to get started. Edward Jones, its associates and financial advisors are not estate planners and cannot provide tax or legal advice. Please consult your attorney or qualified tax advisor regarding your particular situation. In This article was written by Edward Jones for use by your local Edward Jones Financial Advisor. SEE BOB’s ad LEFT. u

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Recreation Outdoors with The La Pine Peddler Article and Photos By Ollie Scheideman

CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW…..?

Have you ever had the feeling that something was not quite right? I mean…the feeling that you forgot something important? Well, that’s the feeling that I had as I was hooking up our travel trailer last month. My wife and I were out in the Rabbit Hills of the Eastern Oregon desert hunting for gem quality Oregon Sunstones. Since we were to stay for two days, we had taken our travel trailer so we could camp in the BLM “free dig” sunstone area. I had hooked up the trailer and we were set to leave - and there was that nagging feeling. So I walked one more time to the hitch and sure enough, I had forgotten to attach the anti-sway bar. The bar was laying right there on the trailer tongue. Breathing a sigh of relief, I laid my cell phone down on the tongue, hooked up the anti-sway bar…and off we went…secure in the knowledge that all was taken care of. Life was good and we had a pile of great Sunstones. Twenty-six miles down a newly graveled (and under construction) dirt road, I began to wonder where my cell phone was - that nagging feeling again. Yep, I left my phone on the tongue of the trailer. My wife called my phone and of course it went immediately to voice mail. At this point, I’m thinking that my poor, lost phone is under two feet of new road base and squished by a dozen huge trucks! After I got over the denial of losing my phone…as you know, your phone is half of your brain…with all those numbers in it…it was time to get a new phone. Mind you, I’m very upset at this point. When we got home the next day, my wife drove me to the phone store to buy a new phone, and, as luck would have it, she missed the turn, and we ended up on an off-ramp under construction. Delay, delay, delay! Finally we get to the store and I had a chance to pick out a new cell phone. I’m cell phone challenged, so it was a simple one. As the sales clerks were walking towards us to sell us a new phone, I asked my wife to call my phone one more time. She reached into her purse for her cell phone and her phone rang in her hand! The caller was Jude Clark, the owner of the Dust Devil Mine, calling the ICE (In Case of Emergency) number I had programmed into my cell phone. Jude had found my cell phone on the dirt road. The phone was dead when she found it, so she charged it and called my wife at the ICE number! Let me repeat…the phone went off in her hand! I would be hard pressed to make up a story this fantastic! Thanks to Jude Clark. I got my phone back in the mail in about three days. My wife baked a dozen cookies, which, along with a long thank-you note, went back to the Dust Devil Mine by return mail.

The thoughtfulness and generosity of the Central and Eastern Oregon people is so utterly amazing…we are continually impressed. Oh, by the way, I’m considering re-naming my cell phone “Lassie”! u

Sno-Park Season Underway Dave Thompson, 503-731-8263, David.H.Thompson

As fall quickly turns to winter, it’s time to prepare for your favorite winter activities. Oregon’s Sno-Park program helps provide snow removal at about 100 winter recreation parking areas (Sno-Parks) across the state. Sno-Parks exist in most of Oregon’s mountain passes and in most ski, snowmobile and snow play areas. A list of areas designated as Sno-Parks is available at www.tripcheck.com under “Travel Center.” If you park in a Sno-Park between November 1 and April 30, you need a valid SnoPark permit displayed in the windshield of your vehicle. There are three types of permits: a $25 seasonal permit, a $9 three-day permit good for three consecutive days, and a $4 daily permit. All DMV offices and permit agents at winter resorts, sporting goods stores and other retail outlets sell these permits. Private agents can charge an additional service fee. A list of permit agents is available at www. tripcheck.com under “Travel Center.” To become a Sno-Park permit sales agent contact DMV, Vehicle Mail at 503-945-7949. The seasonal permit also is available by mail from DMV. Send a written request with your return address, phone number, and a check or money order to DMV, Vehicle Mail No. 1, 1905 Lana Avenue, Salem Oregon 97314. Parking in an Oregon Sno-Park without a permit may result in a fine, so be sure to obtain a permit and display it on your vehicle. For More Information: Karen Morrison, Maintenance Services Coordinator, 503986-3006, Karen.J.Morrison@odot.state.or.us. Sno-Park map: http://www.tripcheck. com/Pages/SPentry.asp u

Equestrian

La Pine Rodeo Queen 2011

Kelsi Dozier of La Pine has been selected La Bobbie Bashian, La Pine Pine Rodeo Queen for 2011. By Rodeo Queen Advisor Photo by Stacy Judd Congratulations, Kelsi!

The Queen tryouts were held October 23rd at John and Bonnie Rosen's arena near La Pine. They provided a beautiful facility and were very welcoming – a big THANK YOU to the Rosens for their hospitality. The four contestants performed horsemanship by doing a pattern, a flag run in and a grand entry run in.  They finished out the day with a personal interview with the judges and a speech.  In addition to Kelsi as Queen, we also chose Sara Marcus of Sisters as runner up.  Kelsi is 18 years old and recently graduated from La Pine High School. She has been involved in forestry, andand volleyball Left to right: Brian, soccer, Matt, Joe, John. as well as OHSET (Oregon High School Equestrian Team).  She has been riding horses for 14 years - it is “a passion” that she cannot brush off. Her horse is an eight year old palomino paint quarter horse. He has been her partner for five years. She has trained him from the ground up and they have a very good bond. Kelsi plans to attend veterinary school and start a career in veterinary science. She looks forward to representing the community and town and can't wait to see you all at the Rodeo. At the upcoming January rodeo association meeting, we will do the official crowning of Kelsi and Chrystal will sign over the chaps.  Thank you, Chrystal, for a great job as our 2010 La Pine Rodeo Queen, representing La Pine Rodeo and attending various events around the community.  We wish Chrystal well in her future endeavors.  For additional pictures, go to Stacy Judd Photography at www.stacyjudd.com.  Thank you Stacy for such great takes of the day. Also, please visit the rodeo’s website at www.lapinerodeo.com for more information regarding the rodeo association and its activities. u

Congratulations to Kelsi Dozier, La Pine's 2011 Rodeo Queen (left). Bobbie Bashian, the Queen Advisor (middle) and 2010 Queen Chrystal Bates (right). Chrystal will sign off her chaps at the Rodeo Association's meeting in January.

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