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La Pine’s New Mayor Takes Up the Baton
Love and Caring
By Joseph Garcia, Newberry Eagle Reporter If you attended the La Pine City Council meeting held at City Hall’s South County Services Building at 5:30 PM on the evening of Wednesday, January 12th, you witnessed very special moments in our City’s history; including the presentation of plaques from the City of La Pine in recognition of out-going City Councilors Barbara Hedges, Doug Ward and former Mayor Kitty Shields for their commitment, dedication and service to the citizens of La Pine, Councilor Ken Mulenex accepted the nomination for his role as Mayor and Councilor Don Greiner accepted the position of Mayor Pro-Tem. With so much going on in the city, new Mayor Ken Mulenex was kind enough to sit down and speak with the Newberry Eagle for a special interview. He answered some tough questions and made it easy to understand his intentions as Mayor for the City of La Pine for these next two years. He explained that two years is enough time to make progress with business in La Pine that needs to be done in preparation for the future including the merging of the Water and Sewer Districts into the City of La Pine’s possession for the purpose of streamlining utility services that businesses need to Continued on Page 2 set-up shop and create jobs in La Pine.
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By Wendy Korn, Newberry Eagle Reporter
The City of La Pine is currently developing its Public Works Department that will streamline the payment process and consolidate the Water and Sewer districts’ services into one entity under City management. This means the department will be responsible for maintaining roads, managing storm water, sidewalks, and both the water and sewer utilities. Plans are in motion to finalize the department by January 2012, which allows one year for the conversion from the two current districts to the City’s possession. Patrice Mousseau said, “It’s not uncommon for a city to assume responsibility of water, sanitation and utility services - causing one point-of-contact
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for the consumer. More importantly, cost savings can be incurred. As long as the customer is able to see the detail on their monthly bill, it’s usually a win-win.” She is the Project Manager for Bend’s Vertex Business Services, a leading provider of meter-to-cash customer management solutions for utility clients across North America. A typical Public Works Department provides services that are closely related, usually with one office handling requests for multiple services. In the past, the City of La Pine “handed-off” potential businesses to the La Pine Water District, then to the La Pine Sewer District – a huge turn-off for industrial (Continued on Page 2)
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La Pine Creates Public Works Department, Merges Water and Sewer By Wendy Korn, Newberry Eagle Reporter
developers who may have otherwise introduced La Pine to new job opportunities. “In this competitive environment, companies are looking where to locate and everyone has something to give them. It’s a disadvantage (for) La Pine to not have one-stop shopping.” said City Manager Rick Allen in a recent interview. Creating a ‘one-stop shop’ also helps the City efficiently manage its resources under one roof. City employees will be cross-trained with the ability to perform various maintenance tasks and equipment can be shared across the department. For example, if a water-line specialist has no duties for the day, they could use their available time plowing snow from the roads to make them safer. City Manager Rick Allen, claims that a sophisticated cost-accounting system will record how the funds are being used across water, sewer, roads, etc. “It’s a team that’s managed together under one roof. It’s more efficient, it saves money, and better serves the public”, explained Allen. The State of Oregon collects 30 cents per gallon of gas-tax income, places it into a ‘bucket’ and then distributes it to various cities based on their number of registered drivers. The Public Works Department plans to use Oregon’s gas tax income to pay for repairing damaged roads within La Pine’s city limits.
Taking Over The Districts
The City Manager and Councilors agree that the District models were not meant to exist forever and that it’s time for the City to assume their responsibilities of providing water and sewer utility services to the community. In 2006, when the City’s incorporation was placed onto the ballot, a clause clearly explained that
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the Water and Sewer Districts are “likely to be dissolved with the City taking over those services.” La Pine Industrial Group (LIGI) is also on-board with the merger. In a letter to the City Manager in August 2010, LIGI expressed support by saying that the City is ready for this change and that the consolidation of services “will provide economies of scale and strengthen the City’s ability to allocate costs more effectively as part of a combined Public Works Department.” The City promises the merger of Water and Sewer will occur behind the scenes to the Districts’ current customers. People will continue to pay at the same location, call the same phone numbers, and will see the same faces. There appears to be no need to worry - change will be slow and uninterrupted.
Facing the Public
Do you have opinion about this? Are interested in learning more details? A public hearing is set for March; the date currently unknown at the time of this article, but will be posted in the next issue. The hearing will provide citizens with an opportunity to express their opinions about this change to councilors and City staff. In addition, the Public Works Department will create its own Advisory Committee that meets in the evenings to listen to public concerns and answer questions. Y NOTICE OF ELECTION OF DISTRICT BOARD MEMBERS La Pine Attendance Area Local Committee Notice is hereby given that on Tuesday, May 17, 2011, an election will be held for the purpose of electing three board members to fill the following positions and terms, including any vacancy which may exist on the board of La Pine Attendance Area Local Committee. Candidates must be a registered voter in Precincts 24, 38, 39, 40, 50 and 52, and will be elected by voters in these precincts. One Director, Position No. 1, 2-year term. One Director, Position No. 2, 2-year term. One Director, Position No. 3, 2-year term. The election will be conducted by mail. Each candidate for an office listed above must file a declaration of candidacy or petition for nomination for office with the County Clerk of Deschutes County, Oregon, not later than the 61st day before the date of the regular district election. The filing deadline is 5 pm on March 17, 2011. Filing forms are available at the Deschutes County Clerk’s office, 1300 NW Wall Street, Suite 202, Bend, Oregon 97701 and online at www.deschutes.org/clerk. Nancy Blankenship Deschutes County Clerk
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By Joseph Garcia, Newberry Eagle Reporter (Continued from front page) It’s clear that if businesses including suggested becoming educated about the Biogreen Sustainable Energy Biowhat a good, medium and poor diet looks mass power plant - and others that want like. Some people have openly expressed discontent with the limit of grocery store to bring their companies to La Pine - are options available in town – leaving the caused to spend investors’ money on leonly solution to go out of town. Add the gal fees, wasted construction and operacost of fuel and lost time to the food bill. tion time - it may cause businesses to look The Mayor was a good neighbor to the elsewhere for better accommodations. City of Bend by recommending their The Bio-mass project would create about Cash & Carry store at 1500 NE 3RD ST 75 temporary construction jobs while the [Call Phone Number: (541) 617-7873 for long-term prospects would create about info] for their potential price savings per 25 jobs whose hourly wages will begin at unit based on bulk quantity purchasing. about $15.50 or more depending on skillCash & Carry sells to consumers and levels required, available, etc. It should businesses alike, no membership fees are be noted that the plant would help reduce required and all forms of payment are excess forest debris that contributes to accepted (call in advance before driving forest fires and endangers the lives of our there, anyway); they carry bulk quantifirefighters who protect our families and ties of vacuum-packed meats and large assets. The plant is attracting optimism quantities of vegetables for dirt-cheap. and building momentum from people in The Mayor said, “I saw a 50 lb. sack of the community who support the potential potatoes for about $8.00! Large chunks for economic growth that our community of New York steak cost about $3.00/lb. needs to survive. per unit when you buy the whole piece Since many families are short on it comes from, which (Continued on Page 11) money at the present time, the Mayor
Notice of Land Conservation and Development Hearing on City of La Pine Comprehensive Plan Submitted by the State of Oregon
The City of La Pine submitted its first locally adopted comprehensive plan for review and acknowledgement by the Land Conservation and Development Commission (LCDC) on August 12, 2010. The department sent a letter of completeness to the City on September 14, 2010. The department is currently reviewing the submitted plan and working with the City to confirm the contents of its submittal prior to a hearing before the Commission. The plan was originally scheduled for hearing at the commission’s January 2011 meeting. However, the City and the Department requested and were granted an extension to the (Continued on Page 22)
La Pine Community Action Group (CAG)
By Judy Forsythe CAG began in January, 2007 in an effort to stop proposed County enactment of the ‘septic issue - Local Rule, (eventually Ordinance 2008-012); but, CAG is not limited to the septic issues of South County. CAG’s focus has been to make sense of this area’s most important ideas and trends by ‘connecting’ the dots: dots between political, economic and cultural issues at the city, county and state level. CAG is representative of a large, intelligent audience. We want to help people become more thoughtful and engaged about what’s happening and how it affects us locally. CAG tries to avoid the clichés of the left or the right. Sometimes CAG voices skepticism about the intentions or ‘hidden agenda’ behind a current or future event. A lot of people can ask the ‘what’ questions. Our position has always been more towards asking the ‘WHY’ question. Y
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LA PINE CITY NEWS
Swearing In Ceremonies Story & Photos by Michael C. Jensen, JensenOne Marketing & Photography
The early weeks of the new year were very meaningful for many residents of La Pine. Perhaps more impactful than any of us even realize were the swearing in ceremonies for new Deschutes County Commissioner Tony DeBone, and new La Pine City Councilors Dan Varcoe, Stu Martinez and Ken Mulenex. At 8:15am on January 3rd, friends and family joined in the Bend jury room of Circuit Court Judge Michael Sullivan to support Tony DeBone in a short prayer service before his swearing in ceremony. Incumbent Commissioner Tammy Baney came in at the last minute to join in the service. At 8:30 am Circuit Court Judge Michael Sullivan conducted the ceremony with many of DeBone’s family and friends present. The courtroom was standing room only, and the feeling was tangible. Judge Sullivan stated that with the exception of adoptions, this was the favorite part of his job. The atmosphere was filled with the same hope, confidence and excitement DeBone exhibited in his cam- “La Pine will do great things paign. Echoing the statements of his along with Deschutes County.” website, emails, interviews and stump - Stuart Martinez speeches, Tony DeBone reiterated that he was, and will continue to be “Open “I know I’m going to make and approachable”. And certainly no mistakes, so give us some grace.” one who knew him or was present had - Dan Varcoe any question that he wasn’t. Right after the ceremony concluded, Judge Sullivan invited Tony’s wife “Another milestone in the life of Kathy, and friends Ken and Vickie the city.” - Art Uecker Mulenex for a surprise presentation of a flag from Tony’s Aunt who was a WWII vet. Kathy had been close by “I’m confident that each of you is the entire ceremony with an open cell up to the task.” - Kitty Shields phone line to Tony’s parents in Hawaii. As much as it was a county and Ken Mulenex reminded the community event, it was also a family citizens what the city affair. At 2pm, later that day, 30 miles incorporation principles are: south in La Pine Tony DeBone was 1. Respect for our seniors present again in the much smaller 2. Family wage jobs room where the business of the City 3. Local control of La Pine is conducted. More lives 4. Small town feel were changing as the City leadership was changing. Present for this ceremony as well as DeBone’s swearing in was State Representative Gene Whisnant and his wife Josie. Assembled in this room were many of the same supporters, family and friends who were present at DeBone’s swearing in. Except now DeBone was there in not only a supportive, but an official ca-
Top: Tony DeBone swears in as new Deschutes County Commissioner. Middle: Tony DeBone conducting the swearing in of new La Pine City Councilors, Stuart Martinez, Ken Mulenex, and Dan Varcoe. Bottom: Outgoing La Pine City Councilors receive awards - left to right: Ken Mulenex, now Mayor of La Pine, and former city councilors Doug Ward and Barbara Hedges, right former Mayor and City Councilor, Kitty Shields. Following the first 15 minutes of the meeting a short break was taken to congratulate incoming and retiring city officials. When the meeting reconvened, the first order of business from Mayor Mulenex was to present each retiring councilor with a plaque and many kind word of appreciation. Just as the sun rises with the change of every new day, so does the business of democracy. Y
Did your tax professional move or retire? IF SO... CALL LA PINE TAX SERVICES pacity as he conducted the swearing in of new La Pine City Councilors Dan Varcoe, Stu Martinez and Ken Mulenex. As much as it was in Bend, the air and the atmosphere in La Pine was palpable, hopeful and excited. Retiring City Councilors Barbara Hedges, Doug Ward and Mayor Kitty Shields were present. After the swearing in all three of the new public officials praised the work of those retiring, noting the conviction, compassion and caring efforts of all three. A bit more than a week later on January 12th the new La Pine City Council assembled for the first time. All five looking determined, hopeful and businesslike. Councilor Adele Macafee opened the meeting, and after the pledge of allegiance, the new council got down to work electing a new Mayor and Mayor Pro Tem. Ken Mulenex was nominated for Mayor and quickly seconded. Noting no other nominations a vote was taken and in a matter of minutes the city had a new Mayor. Councilor Don Greiner was nominated and approved as Mayor Pro Tem.
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Vet Watch By Tricia White
“King of Hearts” - tell an overseas Soldier we haven’t forgotten about them. While our armed forces serve away from home and loved ones, we often forget, what it is like to be alone. Family, friends, church families, neighbors, schools can make a valentine message for a military service member who would smile reading a friendly message from Central Oregon. Groups, and or individuals call 541.317.3165 and we can coordinate a pick up and/ or drop off location. Thank you RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program) for creating, developing, and leading this special one of a kind “project”. Note: We have so many Veteran Seniors who need help with household chores, transportation to medical appointments, etc. Please check with your local Senior Center for connecting with the “volunteer list”/programs, such as IVC/interfaith volunteer caregivers. I refer Veterans to IVC, but there are limited listed volunteers. Please consider getting connected. For Veterans and the Community. Y
Rep. Gene Whisnant
begins the 76th Legislative Session By Oregon State Legislature
State Representative Gene Whisnant (R-Sunriver) was sworn-in on Monday, January 10th, as State Representative for House District 53. The District is rural Deschutes County which includes Sisters, Redmond, Terrebonne, Tumalo, Sunriver, and La Pine. Rep. Whisnant is serving his 5th term in the 76th Oregon Legislative Assembly. He was appointed General Government and Consumer Protection Committee Co-Chair. “I am honored to serve the citizens of “rural Deschutes County in this historical legislative session,” Rep. Whisnant stated. “This is the first Oregon Legislative session with a 30-30 split House Chamber. This is the first session with annual meetings and the first session with a three term Governor.” The 30-30 split in the House chamber required new House rules to allow for cospeakers and co-chairs of committees. The House leadership was able to create new rules which were approved by a 57-3 vote on Monday. After the rules were approved, committee assignments were (Continued on Page 22)
What Makes a Good Sign Ordinance? By Renee Kapp from ALL WAYS SIGNS
A good sign ordinance would have rules fair to the business owner and the look he wants to maintain. That simple. We, the “Small Town with a Bright Future” need to maintain an appealing look for our town. What do we want people to see when they drive here? Can they find services easily and pleasantly? Can we have rules that accomplish an effective, uncluttered, consistently planned layout that is also fair to each business? Conversely, if one person puts up an ugly, tattered and illegal sign, don’t we want it removed? Our city has hired consultants to draft the city’s rules, including a Sign Ordinance. As they enter into writing these regulations, I hope to keep in communication with them and encourage an open forum. Investors, business owners, the city managers, real estate people and sign companies all have something to say. So do our volunteer people who organize beneficial events that will consistently draw tourists. Think about our outstanding Frontier Days, and Jades Jazz Festival. Think also about our Parks and Rec. Board who have architectural drawings accepted for the vast improving of the Events Center and the funding to make it happen. That is phenomenal and we need to work with them. Can we have well planned signs that are a temporary exception to the normal rules for signage, give clear, effective and esthetically pleasing directions to the event and parking? Yes, I think we can do this. The Newberry Eagle and I are planning a feature article each month to bring information about the current status of our Sign Ordinance to the public. I have invited the city’s excellent consultant Deborah McMahon to keep us up to date and hope to keep you all informed and included in the process. A Sign Ordinance that is clear and specifically tailored to our Scenic Corridor will most assuredly come from the good cooperation of everyone involved. That’s my story. I will write more next month on color, lighting, monument signs and size regulations. Submitted by Renee Kapp from ALL WAYS SIGNS, firstname.lastname@example.org Y
La Pine’s Room Tax By Joseph Garcia, Reporter
Have you ever wanted to suggest an effective and efficient way to allocate Transient Room Tax income to attract more people to La Pine? That’s what the Transient Room Tax (TRT) committee does. Every quarter, TRT funds are collected from hotels, motels, campsites, vacation rental properties and nightly room rental businesses within La Pine city limits; the city keeps 30% of that income and the TRT committee makes recommendations to the city council for the remaining 70%. On January 11th, the TRT committee reviewed the application-that businesses have to complete to apply for TRT proceeds-in an attempt to have a simplified, complete and revised application for funds that will be distributed between 6/30/2011-2012. With the goal of attracting tourists from at least 50 miles away to visit and stay a few nights in La Pine - one issue of major importance is ensuring that the application is easy enough for businesses to fill-out without confusing applicants with legal language that only an experienced lawyer would understand. Recommendations for changes to the application will then be forwarded to
the city council and funds may be distributed in a manner conducive to the result-producing promotion of La Pine city tourism. When some people were younger, they would ask Dad for money and if Dad said “No”, Mom was next in line. If the parents were smart, they would ask what the money was going to be used for. At that point, some kids became silent while others may have admitted it was for candy, ice cream or an over-priced fad. Creative parents (especially on a budget) created accountability by asking how the money was used last time. As with kids, adults nowadays still need money, but instead of spending it on waste - adults like to know their money is being spent the best way possible. In our grown-up world, the city of La Pine is our child and we are the adult parents whose responsibility it is to ensure that the money we are responsible for is being used to make us more money. Failure to plan for the appropriate use of our money is a good way to plan for failure; something that no one can afford. (Continued on Page 22)
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Having fun in Sunriver... Sunriver Nature Center
February 12th and 26th, Saturdays, SNOWSHOE NATURE WALKS 12:30pm-3:30pm. Meet at the Nature Center. Carpool with
other guests to local snow parks and explore winter in the forest with a naturalist. Bring snacks, water and snowshoes. Group max: 15. Reservations Required. $7 Adults, $4 Children. Members: $3 Adults $2 Children. Call 541-593-4394 for more info.
February 5, Saturday, All About Animals - SLIMY SLITHERS
10am-4pm. Reptiles and amphibians are fascinating and fun. Join the Nature Center as we show off our live animals and talk about these amazing creatures. enjoy educational talks, displays and activities. $4 Adults, $3 Children. Members Free.
For Chocolate Lovers ...only 2nd Annual “FOR THE LOVE OF CHOCOLATE” event on Friday, Feb 25th, 5 to 7 pm, at Marcello’s restaurant in Sunriver. Local businesses and organizations are encouraged to enter their most delicious and decadent chocolate desserts in the competition for a nominal $10 entry fee. Area residents and visitors are invited to stop by to cast their votes for their favorite desserts and enjoy a tasting at the end of the judging. Top prize is a tour for two, courtesy of Wanderlust Tours. Businesses and organizations are also being asked to donate chocolate themed gift baskets for a raffle during the event. Proceeds will go to New Generations Child Care & Learning Center in Sunriver. For more information, or to enter a dessert or donate a gift basket, contact Tammy Goen at 541-815-8901.
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MOUNTED POSSE SEEKS HELP
The all volunteer Oregon Association of Mounted Posses (OAMP) will hold its annual convention at Sunriver Resort in February of this year. The event, which is hosted by the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Posse, will draw an estimated 150 members and guests. The Sheriff’s Posse would like to give complimentary gift bags to the attendees and is asking for donations of promotional items from Sunriver area businesses. For information about donating items for the gift bags, contact Captain Lacie Loy of the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Posse at 541-749-0442 or Doug Frazier, OAMP President, at 541419-6600, or email Dennis Smeage at the Chamber at dsmeage@sunriverchamber. com. One of the Posse’s primary roles is assisting Deschutes County Search & Rescue in backcountry operations. PSA Courtesy of Sunriver Area Chamber of Commerce. Y
Chocolate Celebration CHOCOLATE AMOUR AT SUNRIVER RESORT – Finally, a chocolate lover’s escape! If you love chocolate, you’ll love February at Sunriver Resort. Chocolate Amour, a decadent celebration, starts Feb 11th & runs thru Feb 21st. Chocolate activities & events created around the love of chocolate include: Chocolate Sensation and Relaxation at Sage Springs Spa; Wine and Chocolate Pairings; Run for Chocolate 5k Race; Chocolate Cookie Decorating for Kids; and Tour de Chocolate Dinner at the Meadows at the Lodge. Info: 800-609-1589 or visit www.sunriver-resort.com/ chocolate. PSA Courtesy of Sunriver Area Chamber of Commerce. Y
School District Seeking Names for Redmond’s Newest High School By Stephanie Curtis, Communications Director, Redmond School District
Redmond, Ore - The Redmond School District Board of Directors is seeking public input in the naming of its new high school. The 1,400-student school, located on 4555 SW Elkhorn, is scheduled to open its doors to students in the fall of 2012. A volunteer committee comprised of community members and students is being led by community member and parent volunteer Toni Duff. The committee is charged with seeking input from the community and to bring forth recommendations to the school board. “The process of naming a new school is a collaborative effort and an opportunity for parents, students, staff and community members to begin joining together as a school community,” said Duff. Entries may be submitted via e-mail to email@example.com. Hard copy suggestions may be submitted at each school site, district office, Redmond Chamber of Commerce or mailed to Toni Duff, 145 SE Salmon Avenue, Redmond OR 97756. Submissions must indicate a short rationale for the name suggested. Deadline for name submission was Monday, January 31, 2011. The school mascot and colors process will be student led and will begin in late January/early February. It is anticipated that the naming and mascot/color processes will be completed no later than March 1, 2011. The construction of the new high school is possible thanks to community support of the passage of the 2008 school bond construction levy. This vote of confidence allows the district to make necessary repairs to existing buildings, build Sage Elementary which opened in 2010, and build a second comprehensive 1,400-student high school. Contact: Toni Duff 541.923.8910 ext. 1110. Y
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Valentine’s Dinner & Concert
TICKETS AVAILABLE – Join the Sunriver Music Festival for an evening of delicious food, wine & a full concert featuring jazz singer, songwriter & pianist Michael Kaeshammer, at the Festival’s Feb 12th Valentine’s Dinner & Concert. The romantic evening begins at 6 pm at Sunriver Resort’s Great Hall and features a special three-course Valentine’s Day menu created by Sunriver Resort’s chefs. Tickets $75 per person. Info & tickets – 541-593-9310. Submitted courtesy of Sunriver Area Chamber of Commerce. Y
COCC Announces Fall-Term Dean’s List Submitted by Central Oregon Community College (COCC)
The following Central Oregon Community College students were named to the fallterm Dean’s List. The COCC Dean’s List is based on enrollment in 12 or more credit hours and a grade-point average of 3.60 or above.
La Pine, Oregon Carla Campbell Bradden Cross Marie Gilbert Nicholas Glaspe Brook Hanson Kendal Hess Krystal Houston Tyler King Bethany Mahlberg Alyssa Meek Benjamin Morris
Jason Mosteller Rachel Newton Gene Parsons David Prenevost Rebecca Robinson Megan Roodhouse Rachel Schneider Veronica Schneider Jeremy Sechler Michelle Slivkoff Ian Smith
Donald Surrett Victoria Surrey Debbie Tirrill Jill Toepfer Sean Vanorsow Natalie Wright Brandon Zgraggen
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LA PINE AREA & THREE RIVERS SCHOOLS UPDATE La Pine Elementary School By Tammy Doty, Principal
La Pine Elementary School to have a Dedicated Room for Parents. Parents were invited to design their room on Friday, January 21, from 9:30-10:30. The purpose is to receive input from you as to how to decorate and arrange the room to be a resource for you. Childcare and a snack will be provided. Some thoughts for the Parent Room are: a meeting space for parent book clubs, an area with computers to access the internet so parents can work on resumes, applications or learn computer skills, a room for classes that you are interested in taking. The ideas are endless. Please mark your calendars and plan on participating in designing the “Parent Room” at LPE. If transportation is an issue, please call the office at 541-355-8000, and arrangements will be made for transportation. You are an important piece in making this happen!
Rosland’s fifth grade students, along with Principal Pat Yaeger and Custodian Rick Dodge accept popcorn machine from Les Schwab representatives.
Rosland Elementary School Linda Smith, Oﬃce Manager
The “Shop with A Cop” is an annual program sponsored by the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office through donations from the public and businesses. Names of students are provided by the FAN Advocates from the local schools. Two fifth students from Rosland Elementary School were among those selected to “Shop with a Cop” for Christmas. Here are their stories: Justin Sparks writes: On December 16th, I got to go shopping for Christmas with Deputy Zach Neeman. It was great when he showed me his car and his badge. Off we headed to Wal-Mart for Christmas shopping for my family. I was so excited to pick out a present for my Mom – I bought her earrings, a necklace and movie! I bought my stepfather an ACDC CD. I bought Mary who lives with us a blanket, cups and bowls. Then it was time for me – I spent a long time in the Lego aisle – but decided on Star Wars clones and a tank. I bought two movies for the whole family. Don’t worry, I didn’t forget the dogs – they got two squeaky toys strong enough to withstand serious chewing. We ended the night by heading to McDonald’s for a great dinner. I am really thankful for this opportunity. Anthony (Tony) Pearsall writes: My brother Devon and I got to drive to Redmond in the police car with Deputy Laura Conard for Christmas Shopping at the Super WalMart. We were able to buy lots of presents. I bought my sister a doll, a coffee pot for my Mom, matchbox cars for my brother, and a sing along bus for my baby brother. I bought myself an NFL Steelers football – My Favorite Team! I bought movies for the family gift. The people at Wal-Mart even wrapped the presents for us. We were able to go to McDonald’s to eat, and then we headed home. My favorite part was riding in a police car. I am very thankful I was chosen for this special program. Thanks to the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office, the public, the local business community and FAN for making this program possible!!!! La Pine Les Schwab Donates a Popcorn Machine to Rosland Elementary School The La Pine Les Schwab made a generous donation of a popcorn machine to Rosland Elementary School. On Tuesday, January 11th, Rosland’s Principal Pat Yaeger accepted the large popcorn popper as well as enough supplies to get started from Les Schwab representatives. The popcorn will be used to reward students with excellent attendance and those who make academic gains, as well as being used as part of Rosland’s Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support program (PBIS). Staff will also use the popcorn machine during Movie Nights, a community-building event for students and parents. Rosland’s teachers and students are very excited about receiving this gift. A Huge Thank You to Les Schwab!!
Three Rivers School Beth Faulkenberry, Oﬃce Manager
The New Year is off to a great start at Three Rivers! Three Rivers School is looking forward to its winter sports including wrestling and girls’ basketball – schedules are posted on the school’s community bulletin board for those who are interested in attending. Rehearsals are underway for the spring drama production of Pirates of Penzance. Drama students will perform at the school and also at the Tower Theater in April. Students are also focusing on OAKS testing, and for the 8th graders, NAEP testing.
Photography by Jill Adams - Rosland Elementary School
La Pine Middle School LPMS FACS Teacher
LPMS adopts Joey Grable as our 2011 Sparrow Student. Students of LPMS will be looking for community service to benefit Joey and his mom on their medical expenses. If you have opportunities available for our students, please let Lori Henry at LPMS know (541-355-8200). A special thank you to our Business Sponsors: Rebound Physical Therapy, La Pine Community Clinic, Drug Mart and Dr. Ursula Tajchman. Without their support, LPMS would not be able to honor Joey and help him fight Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome and live a long life. LPMS holds 19th Annual Talent Show - It will take place February 11th beginning at 6:30pm in our cafeteria. Admission for adults is $6.00 and $3.00 for students. It will be a performance lit with neon as our singers, dancers, and actors blaze their way through the evening. Come and have fun – we look forward to seeing you there! Thanks to Barnes & Noble for helping out with this educational activity!
La Pine High School News Debbi Mason, Counselor
La Pine High School holds Challenge Day - Have you heard the words Challenge Day in the last few months?? Well, La Pine High School not only has heard the words but also walked the walk! On January 10th and 11th, students were challenged to improve relationships, develop more empathy and eliminate putdowns. Challenge Day is aimed at increasing students’ emotional literacy and compassion for one another. The day starts with a series of games and then transforms into more serious small-group discussions in which students discuss their lives and any difficulties they’ve faced. Basically, it is a huge party for the human heart!! With the aid of music and caring adults, students are encouraged to step out of their comfort zone, to get real with themselves and others. As students realize there are others that have had similar experiences, they begin to feel they are not alone and have others they can count on. It teaches kids that they can learn to use their personal power and develop ideas of kindness and empathy for others. We are hoping to build on this to make it a part of our daily culture at LPHS. La Pine High School has ASPIRE, Oregon’s official mentoring program, which is designed to help students access education and training beyond high school. Students receive information about college options, admission, and financial aid from trained and supportive volunteer mentors who work one-on-one with them throughout the year. LPHS currently has 20 active mentors but there are still kids patiently waiting for a mentor. So, if you are interested in donating just a few hours of your time a month to spend with a student on “post-secondary” planning, please contact Debbi Mason for more information. There is training for new mentors coming up in early February so don’t delay one of your New Year’s resolutions! You can reach Debbi at (541) 3558501 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Y
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Love and Caring
Building Strong Family Relationships
By Dee Ann Lewis, FACT Director, La Pine Community Campus
We are shaped by our family experiences and those experiences affect how we relate to others both in the present and in the future. When children experience people helping, understanding, and enjoying them, they approach the world with openness and enthusiasm, and grow to be responsive and caring people. Communicating effectively with one another, caring about the needs and feelings of others, solving problems that challenge family members, and spending time together are keys to building strong family relationships. Each family is unique. Take time to celebrate what makes your family special. Make it a point to focus on what your family has learned from hard times as well as from the fond memories that you share. Mistakes, misunderstandings, and hurts are part of life. Healthy families teach and practice forgiveness, they learn from their mistakes, and forgive others and themselves. Find ways to enjoy each other, and remember that everyone needs to feel loved and cared for.
Here are a few ways to help build strong family relationships:
• Teach young children communication rules such as taking turns instead of interrupting and making requests rather than making demands.
• Share routine household chores. Children who regularly do chores learn to feel
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valued and accept responsibility. Chores are a part of family life, not a punishment. Even young children can begin by helping put toys away before going to bed. Hold family nights that include games, favorite movies, or a special meal. Read together. Sing together. Use family meetings to plan outings like camping, hiking, or road trips. Be sure to include everyone in the decision making process. Create family memories or traditions with special recipes, crafts, or activities. Respect the feelings of others. People are more likely to share their ideas & feelings if they know they won’t be judged, teased, or criticized. Listen, encourage, and praise. Everyone likes to be appreciated! Be a good role model because your child is always watching and learning from you. Talk to others with kindness and respect, and expect this kind of respectful communication from others. Develop family rules. Talk about family morals and values and have a code of conduct regarding tough subjects like alcohol and drug use. Set limits and have your children help decide on the rules and the consequences. Take timeouts to reduce tensions and consider another’s viewpoint rather than continuing to argue. Set aside time for community service or to assist a neighbor in need. Take care of yourself. Parenting can be especially stressful when parents are also managing work demands or unemployment, financial worries, illness, or difficulties with a spouse or others. Parents who have support and skills for managing stress will be better able to cope with the day-to-day challenges. Y
positive support FACT February Activities: Play Group - for parents and their children 5 and younger.
FACT is a local nonprofit organization providing Monthly Clothing & Toy Exchange support services to families Infant through preschool sizes. Tuesday February 8th, 8-4. Everyone welcome! with children in the greater Thrifty Living for Families Workshop La Pine area. Meets Wednesday mornings 9:30-11:30 at the FACT Playroom. Free!
Join others & learn frugal money saving tips, how to create & stay on a budget, healthy low cost recipes, and more! Saturday February 12th from 2-4:00 pm. Childcare provided. Call 541-876-1011 to register, space is limited! Door prizes! Free
Make Parenting A Pleasure for Young Parents
Join other young parents and have fun learning new skills. Learn about child development, coping skills, stress management, strategies for dealing with family stress, and ways to take care of yourself. Once a week for 10 weeks. Call FACT for details or to register. Free!
Staying Connected to Your Teen - for parents with teens 12-17. Meets once a week for five weeks to discuss teen development, solving family problems, and helping your teen make good choices. Light dinner and family guide included. Free! Call 541-876-1011 for more information or to register.
ABC’s to Parenting - for parents and children who will enter kindergarten in the fall. Parents learn ways to encourage their child’s success while children learn skills through puppets, music and activities! This is a fun, informative and interactive program for both children & parents! Begins March 2nd, 6-8 pm. Dinner & childcare included. Free! Space is limited please call FACT at 541-876-1011 to reserve space for your family.
Support Group for parents of children with difficult behaviors. Join other parents to learn & share ideas, find solutions, and gain support. Call FACT for more information.
The FACT Resource Room Offers:
A fun indoor place to play for young children, support for parents & grandparents, a lending library, and more!
Phone 541-876-1011 • 51605 Coach Rd., La Pine
50 Years of Love!
Doug and Karen Ward Submitted by Kathy DeBone Little d Technology Celebrating their 50 year Wedding Anniversary on February 7, 2011. NOTE: Doug served on La Pines City Council for 2 years. Karen volunteers regularly at the La Pine Senior Center. Thanks for all you do! Right: Doug and Karen celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary in 1986. Far Right: Doug and Karen’s 50th Wedding Anniversary Y
Photo Provided by the Wards
Photo by Kathy DeBone
THE NEWBERRY EAGLE • FEBRUARY 2011
Love and Caring The First Best Love Affair By Cherie Skillings MS NCC, Program Director/Mental Health Specialist, MountainStar Family Relief Nursery
All relationships throughout our life are defined and influenced by our first intimate relationship. Our first and most important relationship is the one between an infant and their parent or primary caregiver. Adults may continue to play out similar relationship patterns based on that first experience throughout their lives. It is natural for a child to seek comfort from their caregiver when they are stressed, hungry, tired, etc. In the first years of life it is easy to observe a child’s drive to be in close proximity to their primary attachment figure. As adults we experience this drive when we are attracted to another person. We want to spend lots of time talking or just being with them. Can you identify your current primary attachment person? Who do you go to when you are feeling blue? Who do you call if you run out of gas? Who do you rely on when you are sick or need medical care? MountainStar Family Relief Nursery works with families that have children six weeks through four years of age that are at-risk of child abuse and neglect. Much of our work is based on research which shows that improving the attachment relationship between the parent and child will actively reduce the risk of that child being abused or neglected. A parent who has a secure attachment to their baby or toddler is able to see more positives in their child and respond in better ways to keep their child safe. Secure attachment often shows up in how the parent views their child. When you fall in love with your baby, want to spend lots of time with them, think about them when you aren’t with them, these are all attachment behaviors. Again this mirrors what happens when we get a crush or fall in love as an adult. Sometimes attachment gets disrupted because of health reasons, depression or even a mismatch of temperament between the parent and child. MountainStar offers therapeutic and respite classroom time to the child, home visiting and parenting education to help increase the parents understanding of their child and how to meet their needs. In our work of reducing the risk of abuse and neglect to children we have found that when parents have positive support systems the risk to the child decreases. This makes sense as having positive adult relationships and feeling supported reduces social isolation. When we are supported it is easier to offer support to a fussy or unhappy child. When a parent is stressed out, alone, or in a negative relationship sometimes there seems to be nothing left over to give to their child. Relationships take time, patience and the ability to negotiate differences. This is especially true for our more intimate and personal relationships. If you have a secure attachment with a loving, caring parent relationships will probably come easier for you. If you had a difficult or troubled relationship with your first attachment figure relationships could be more difficult. By continuing to try to work out relationships and look for ways to include more positive people in your life you are paving the way for your child to have better relationships in their future.
For more information about MountainStar Family Relief Nursery please visit www.mountainstarfamily.org or call 541-322-6820. MountainStar serves all of Deschutes County. See MountainStar and Healthy Kids ad below. Y
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Little Deschutes Grange #939 La Pine
Land That I Love”…… By Robin Prante, Granger
The Grange is the nation’s oldest national agricultural organization, with grassroots units established in 2,700 local communities in 40 states. Its 200,000 members provide service to agriculture and rural areas on a wide variety of issues, including economic development, education, family endeavors, and legislation designed to assure a strong and viable Rural America. It was formed in the years following the American Civil War to unite private citizens in improving the economic and social position of the nation’s farm population. Over the past 143 years, it has evolved to include non-farm rural families and communities. The Grange is also a fraternal order known as the Order of Patrons of Husbandry, hence the “P of H” on the organization’s logo. Founding members determined that a fraternal organization would be best able to combine loyalty and democratic ideals to provide service to others. The Grange was one of the first formal groups to admit women to membership on the basis of equality with men. It remains so today. Each year, a listing of more than 1,400 issues of concern is published and distributed by the National Grange. Current national issues include: Rural Highways & Infrastructure • Rural Schools Partnerships Conservation Reserve Program • Rural Medicare Reform United Nations Climate Control • Regional Dairy Compacts Fast Track Trade Legislation • Endangered Species Act Food Safety Protection • Rural Telecommunications Access Preservation of Farmland Major objectives of the Grange support stewardship of America’s natural resources; promotion of world-wide free trade; a combination of local and federal support for rural education, medical, communications, and road systems; non-partisan political participation; assurance of safe and properly labeled food products; organization of cooperatives and other economic services to support rural Americans; and elimination of direct government farm programs so as to assure a competitive and efficient farm system. The Grange supports the passage of progressive legislation that will benefit U.S. agriculture, rural America, and the nation in general. After 143 years, it remains the nation’s oldest and strongest sustained organizational force working for a better life for rural Americans everywhere. Come to the La Pine Grange Potluck Dinner on February 15th at 6PM. A special educational series called “Wild Food Survival” will be the featured program. For information about La Pine Little Deschutes Grange call Robin at 541-536-1455…. and remember……..you can RENT the Grange Hall on Morson for your next special event! Call 541-536-1455 for all the details. And don’t forget about the famous La Pine Grange Flea Market (1st Saturday every month)… Grange is non-profit. You can join the Grange. Or just come and have some fun! Y
MORE ABOUT the Healthy Kids Program SEE AD THIS PAGE Submitted by Mary Rea
Healthy Kids is a three tiered program through the state of Oregon offering no, low and full-cost health care for uninsured children or families experiencing job loss and/ or reduction in hours. Full medical coverage, offered through a local provider, once approved coverage lasts for one full year and reapplying is easy. This initiative offers no to low-cost (based on a sliding scale) major medical insurance coverage for qualifying children, up to the age of 19, living in Oregon. COVERAGE Healthy Kids covers all needs children may have. This includes medical, dental and vision care, regular checkups and preventative care, prescriptions medications & medical equipment, mental health and chemical dependency services. Coverage lasts for at least one full year and can be extended as long as the child is still eligible. No child can be denied coverage based on a preexisting medical condition. THE REIMBURSEMENT OPTION OFFERED UNDER THE LOW-COST OPTION Parents who qualify for the low-cost option can choose to enroll their child(ren) on the their employers health insurance plan. When the child(ren) qualifies for the low-cost option, the parent will receive reimbursement for up to 90% of the monthly premium costs for their coverage. REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION FOR ENROLLMENT Parent’s proof of income for the current month, child’s social security number or residency card, passport or birth certificate if born outside of Oregon, private insurance or OHP card, proof of pregnancy from a physician if enrolling an unborn child. FOR QUESTIONS OR AN APPLICATION, PLEASE CONTACT: Mary Rea, Healthy Kids Bilingual Advocate, 541.322.6820 Ext. 120 or email@example.com Y
THE NEWBERRY EAGLE • FEBRUARY 2011
Love and Caring
Battered potatoes take the deep-fried potato thing to a whole new level- they are crispy, spicy, and addicting. You can get a handful of them when ordering chicken, or simply ask for a side order with pizza and watch them quickly disappear from the platter. Order a side of jalapeño ranch dip for that extra taste of heaven.
Food We Love
Location: Ponderosa Pizza, 52574 Hwy 97, (541) 536-1964
Slice of Pie: When you need comfort food, the Red Rooster usually has a variety of homemade pies. Owner Norma whips up a flaky, buttery crust that encases fresh apples, peaches, or whatever she can get her hands on. Get it a la mode with vanilla, cherry nut, strawberry, or chocolate chip ice cream for the best dessert in La Pine.
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Location: The Red Rooster Coffeehouse, 51425 Hwy 97, (541) 536-5181
By Wendy Korn, News Correspondent Broasted Chicken: Here’s an interesting concept: pressure cook a lightly bread-
ed chicken and throw in some potatoes and coleslaw for a fun family meal. Order the ½ or whole chicken that comes with either jojos, French fries, or tater tots and coleslaw. Call in your order ahead of time and pick it up for a quick dinner, or stay at Vic’s and have a lager or two with the meal.
All of Wickiup Station’s burgers are delicious, but their claim to fame goes to the original Station Burger, with ½ lb ground beef, a huge slice of ham, Swiss cheese, and secret sauce. Or, you can have the faux version with a grilled chicken breast or veggie patty. Either way they fix it, it’s great. Photo Below: Chef Jeremy presents the Station Burger in the kitchen at Wickiup Station, north La Pine’s newest bar and grill. Their burgers are made with fresh ground chuck beef. Location: Wickiup Station, 52600 Hwy 97, (541) 536-7577
Location: Vic’s Bar & Grill, 52980 Burgess Rd, (541) 536-2945
Caramel Corn: Walk into the Candy Jar looking for an ice cream cone, and the
caramel corn will overtake your senses – it smells too divine to pass up! The corn is popped to perfection and coated with buttery caramel goodness. It’s the sweetest treat in La Pine.
Photo Above: Owners Jennifer Horn and Scott Henderson hold a bag of caramel corn and a dipped wafﬂe ice cream cone. The Candy Jar currently has 16 ﬂavors of Tillamook Ice Cream, and is adding more this year. Location: The Candy Jar, 51515 Huntington Rd, Ste #3. (541) 536-3105
There’s something about getting a sizzling platter of food sent to the table while everyone else in the restaurant watches enviously. Fajitas are a fun dish because it involves a ‘DIY’ aspect – you assemble your taco the way you like, and Cinco de Mayo provides the tastiest fixings with your choice of beef, chicken, shrimp, or veggies, along with homemade tortillas. Location: Cinco de Mayo, 51470 Hwy 97, (541) 536-2236
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Filet Mignon: Forget the grocery store, grill, and the dishes – treat yourself to
this tender melt-in-your-mouth cut of seasoned beef, perfect with a baked potato and lightly fried corn. With his new location in central La Pine at Mystique Steakhouse, Chef Javier has continued his tradition of cooking delicious cuisine geared toward a more refined palate. Location: Mystique Steakhouse, 51450 Hwy 97, (541) 536-8899
Fish n’ Chips:
Beer battered halibut is hard to pass up, especially this far from the coast. But La Pine people love this signature dish from long-standing bar and grill La Pine Inn. Enjoy it with their homemade, made-to-order fries and creamy tartar sauce. Location: La Pine Inn, 51490 Hwy 97, (541) 536-2029
Harvest Depot goes through about five gallon fresh-cut buckets of fries every day, which equates to over 300 pounds of russet potatoes every week, according to Chef Joel. Every morning, the fries are prepped for the lunch crowd, then are fried to a heavenly crisp texture, perfect for ranch-dipping. La Pine folks love their fries. Location: Harvest Depot, 51453 Hwy 97, (541) 536-1493
S u r f & Tu r f:
The Mexican version that is served at Los 3 Caballos is called “Mar y Tierra”, which literally means Sea and Earth. A tender New York Strip steak with beans and white rice (cooked with corn and peas), magnificent coconut shrimp, and a homemade chipotle pineapple salsa. It is muy delicioso! Photo Below: For excellent customer service and a very tasty meal, visit Los Tres Caballos and order any of their shrimp dishes. They are filled with plump, quality shrimp. Left to right: Sal, Lucy, and Jose present Surf and Turf. Location: Los 3 Caballos, 51500 Hwy 97, (541) 536-1006 Y
THE NEWBERRY EAGLE • FEBRUARY 2011
Love and Caring The Final Word: Gil Martinez 1942-2011 By T. Myers
Any tourist to the area on Saturday January 8th would have found it difficult to make their way through the traffic jam at the intersection by Holy Redeemer Church that morning. One of La Pine’s special sons was given a send off that day: our own Gil Martinez. When a man like Gil Martinez passes, the community turns out to support the family and let them know how much we will miss his warm smile, hard work, and outstanding contributions to our area. That morning was no different. Corrine, Stu, and Shelly greeted the hundreds of people who came to say good-bye in the ante-room. It was a time for smiles and hugs and a funeral litany as old as the Church. Outside the cars were parked all the way to Burgess Road and every nook and cranny of the parking lot was filled with well-wisher’s vehicles. “Gil” Gilberto Martinez was born in Asherton, Texas on April 28, 1942. He met and married Corrine Marie Conner in July of 1960 and the couple celebrated 50 years of marriage this past summer. Gil worked as a field worker picking agricultural crops and it was while he worked in the hop fields over in the valley, that he met his future wife. Gil worked his way through Barber College and he became a licensed Barber and owned his own shop. After many years, the Martinez family saw an opportunity to help the entire Central Oregon community by purchasing Wilderness Garbage and Recycling Service. (Wilderness serves an area from Sunriver to Crescent Lake) They have operated this family business for the past 26 years. Several years ago, because of the medical challenges his own son was going through, Gil co-founded “CAN Cancer”, a charity that provides assistance to families of cancer patients who need help with non-medical expenses like travel and hostel costs. At the present time, “CAN Cancer” is established all over the Central Oregon region and is currently listed as one of the chosen Pepsi Refresh charities on line. During his years in our community, Gil was an active member of Holy Redeemer Church, an active volunteer for many organizations and as recently as early December, he volunteered to help move snow and ice out of the LPEC parking lot so that people could enjoy the Christmas Bazaar and later the Christmas Basket days. He and his wife, Corrine, his daughter Shelly and his son Stu, have been instrumental in representing the “Can-Cancer” program at the Frontier Days and other festivals and fairs. Gil is survived by his wife, Corrine, his son, City Counsilor, Stu Martinez of La Pine, his daughter, Shelly Powell and her husband, Mike, from Aurora, and his sister, Galvina Ruiz from Keizer, Oregon. La Pine has been lucky to know all of the Martinez family. We will especially miss Gil and want the family to know how grateful we are to be a part of their lives here. Y
Grief Support MeetinGS:
La Pine: First and Third Tuesday, 10:00 am - 11:30 am “Coping with Grief” This series is presented twice a year. It is a series of six
sessions in a support group setting, in our comfortable multi-purpose conference room.
Individual Bereavement Counseling is available
with a licensed counselor for those not ready for a group.
Call 541-536-7399 for locations & times
olunteerS We can always use your help at Newberry Hospice. Please call our Volunteer Coordinator at 541-536-7399 for more info.
We are here and we care... Newberry Hospice serves anyone who is grieving the loss of a loved one. All bereavement services are offered to the general public throughout southern Deschutes and Northern Lake and Klamath Counties, and Sunriver. You don’t have to have had hospice services to receive bereavement help. Like all programs at Newberry Hospice, bereavement services are available to all without ability to pay.
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Snowﬂakes for Gil
By Mike DeBone
Sometimes people do nice things, and they don’t realize the impact they provide to those in need. One case is when my teacher, Mrs. Beaudry taught our class to make beautiful paper snowflakes. One day after school I was bored at the office and decided to make one. My Mom gave the snowflake to our friend Stu who was dealing with the terminal illness of his father, Gil. She did it to make him smile and to bring a little comfort to the family who were all at the Hospice House in Bend. It turns out that one of the nurses, loved the snowflake so much that she took it apart and figured out how to make one for each and every patient in the Hospice House. They made at least six snowflakes and it made Christmas a little brighter during a very sad time. Thank you Mrs. Beaudry for teaching me how to make those snowflakes. Y
SAR: Search and Rescue Volunteers Show Caring in All That They Do By T. Myers This is part one of a two-part story on Search and Rescue. For those of you who do not know about what the Search and Rescue people do, this will give you some of the background information. Every county sets up a Search and Rescue (SAR) team through the Sheriff’s department. In counties like Clackamas, there are Mountain Rescue, Water Rescue and Land Rescue teams. The budgets they allow are for transportation; some of which is used for helicopters (although many times the armed services step in to help with that), special search and retrieval gear and very exacting and specific training for the volunteers. Teams are not, however made up of Sheriff’s Department employees. Most of the SAR Teams are made up of highly trained and competent volunteers who work closely with law enforcement, the US Forest Service, the Coast Guard, and in some cases, the owners and operators of destination resorts, like Mt. Hood’s Timberline Lodge. I remember living on Mt. Hood in 1986, when the Oregon Episcopal School decided they would take a group of students on a May Day climb. During their excursion, the weather (known to change on a whim) turned into a terrible snowstorm and the students and their leaders were lost. It became the benchmark for changes in SAR for all future endeavors. The school blamed a teacher named Rev. Tom Goman for the tragedy. They said he used unsafe mountaineering techniques. The parents who lost their child collectively blamed the school. It was a combination of blames that led to the safer ways to be in the outback today. A hard lesson learned by the loss of nine lives: seven students and two faculty. The investigating committee found fault with Goman and the school. I found a passage describing the event: “Goman’s wife, Mar, said she doesn’t dispute the committee’s findings, but said, ‘If Tom made decisions which reflected poor judgment, they were entirely out of character and inconsistent with his decision-making history. Everyone who knew Tom will remember him as a clear thinker, a committed friend and a conscientious leader.’ The Mount Hood climb was an annual event for sophomores at Oregon Episcopal School and was part of the school’s “Basecamp” wilderness-experience program. Of the 19 climbers who started the hike at Timberline Lodge at 3 a.m. on May 12, six turned back early because of illness or exhaustion. The rest climbed to above the 10,000-foot level by about 3 p.m. when they were turned back by poor weather conditions. At night, the climbers dug a snow cave for protection. The next day, one student, Molly Schula, and a guide, Ralph Summers, walked down the mountain to summon help. the following day, May 14, search parties found three climbers who had died from hypothermia. The other eight were found on May 15 in the snow cave. Only two, Brinton Clark and Giles Thompson, survived. after the incident, school officials appointed five committee members, including nationally recognized climbing experts, to investigate the tragedy and the OEA Basecamp program. Among its findings, the committee faulted the expedition’s: Timing. “One of the primary culprits in this accident was the need to try to adhere to a schedule,” the report said. It said time pressure made the climbers unwilling to delay the expedition, even though the forecast called for bad weather. Equipment. The report says the climbers should have had better boots and clothing, more shovels and bivouac sacks and should have carried an altimeter and a topographical map of the mountain. Supervision. Investigators found a conflict between Goman’s role and that of Summers, a trained guide whose job with the group was to be a “technical assistant.” The report says Summers knew some students wanted to turn back, but he deferred to Goman’s leadership. The report also says that the ratio of two trained guides to 17 other climbers was insufficient.” www.TraditionalMountaineering.org Because of this horrible accident, Search and Rescue became a household concept across the country. Next month we will look close to home for information on what happens in Deschutes and Klamath County. Y
THE NEWBERRY EAGLE • FEBRUARY 2011
Exhibiting Artist: La Pine Public Library
Jan 7 through April 22, 2011 Clayton L. Musgrove Photographer’s Biography
My love of photography actually began when I was very young. Looking through old photo albums of my Grandparent’s fascinated me. Just seeing the people and places in those old yellowed photos was wondrous. It gave me a special connection with my family and their past. One photo in particular that I still have is much cherished. It is a photo taken of my Grandmother when she was a young teenager. In it she and two friends are riding in the back of a covered wagon somewhere on the Great Plains. It must have been taken sometime around 1910, and just the thought that it had only been about thirty five years since the battle of Little Big Horn is amazing. I started carrying a camera with me nearly everywhere I went in my late teen, early adult years and taking photos on hunting, fishing, and camping trips. At first it was just a way of preserving memories of the people and places I saw, but as things progressed I found the need to improve on the images. I began studying books and later the internet, and am largely self taught. In the last thirty years I have photographed with everything from compact 110mm and 35mm to medium format and now use only digital SLR’s. Nature and wildlife photography has become my real passion and it is very challenging for me. I was injured in a car accident when I was eighteen and have been in a wheelchair for thirty six years. Being disabled has given me the patience you really need to photograph in nature. I found I could spend hours just sitting and waiting, camera in hand, for that special moment. The moment when the perfect bee lands on the perfect flower. Or the moment you capture that special butterfly you have never seen land before. You just see things in a photo that you sometimes miss as things go whirling by. Things like the beauty and detail in a feather, or the sparkling star on a drop of dew. That’s what I love about photography, and what I hope people enjoy when viewing my work. - Clayton Musgrove Y
Clayton is a nature photographer and lifelong resident of Oregon. Cultus Lake
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New Mayor Takes Up Baton By Joseph Garcia, Newberry Eagle Reporter
you can bring home, cut, preserve, cook and eat later or donate to the Community Kitchen” [16480 FINLEY BUTTE RD, Call Phone Number: 541-536-1312 for info]. When asked what information he brought back with him from the Central Oregon Economic Forecast, Mayor Mulenex was given the impression based on the presentation provided by the Center for Economic Research and Forecasting, a community service of California Lutheran University, “that the immediate future didn’t appear to be improving yet because the market needs investors to take risks that they may not be willing to take under existing market circumstances,” so the Mayor extended an invitation to businesses interested in bringing their companies to La Pine, Oregon. Perhaps this is the open-door welcoming that Bend pilots were hoping to hear so they don’t have to compete with unmanned, aerial-drones clogging their airspace while military, remote-controlled (preferably piloted by La Pine citizens) flight-testing occurs. Of all the support Mayor Mulenex said he would provide the citizens of La Pine, he suggested that the citizens who care about the future of La Pine get involved. He said any change that is to occur “needs to come from the citizens.” The community can express itself in a civilized manner to elected officials in open community forums at meetings at city hall. The good news is that as organized members of our community, we can be concise in communicating our needs to elected officials and they will make genuine efforts to address and minimize grievances. Despite the hard reality that the future of Biogreen’s Biomass plant is in the hands of the Land Use Board of Appeals, we have plenty of vacant industrial space waiting to be occupied. Tough times call for tough measures and bringing commerce to business has never been and may never again be this affordable or available. In conclusion, our Mayor feels secure enough to retire here and some of us live in La Pine because this is our vision of Heaven on Earth. When the material world overwhelms us with negativity, we walk away, along the Little Deschutes River at La Pine State Park, walk the trails, visit the dog areas with our furriest best friends, stare at the green trees, drink fresh, cold, well-pumped water, smell clean air, see chipmunks, squirrels, fish and deer, we listen to the sound of blowing winds, melting icicles, singing birds, trickling streams and forget for the time-being what we were overwhelmed about. This is La Pine; the best, most desirable place we could ask to live. Y
Dental Care for Low-Income Children in Crisis
Bend, Oregon - Kemple Memorial Children’s Dental Clinic, a local nonprofit providing free emergency dental care to low-income, uninsured children, recently received a generous grant of $7,500 from the Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation. According to Paul Taylor, Kemple Clinic Board President: “Each year, the Kemple Clinic provides more than 600 low-income children in Deschutes County with an average of 2,000 dental treatments. A majority of these children have a dental emergency while the remainder have severe dental problems that put them at risk if left untreated. Community partners such as the Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation are instrumental in helping us reach children in our region before they reach the crisis stage. We are incredibly grateful for their support.” For the past 12 years, the Kemple Clinic has successfully provided free emergency dental care to school-aged children. Approximately 75 volunteer dental professionals donate their time, equipment, supplies, and staff to treat children referred through the Bend La Pine School District’s Family Access Network and other programs and agencies serving lowincome residents of Deschutes County such as Volunteers in Medicine, Mosaic Medical, the Northwest Medical Team International’s Dental Van, NeighborImpact/Head Start, Healthy Beginnings, Deschutes County Juvenile Justice, and Cascade Youth and Family Services. The organization’s proven track record of success has earned the trust of dental professionals, local schools and social service providers, and countless low-income children and families who have received life-changing help. The mission of the Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation is to offer assistance in youth education and programs, strengthening the home and family, and in general add to the quality of life for people residing in Douglas, Jackson, Klamath, Coos, Josephine, Lane and Deschutes counties. The Kemple Memorial Children’s Dental Clinic received this year’s grant of $7,500 at an award ceremony hosted by the Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation on January 13, 2011, at the Seven Feathers Hotel and Resort in Canyonville. Submitted by Paul Taylor, Board President Y
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THE NEWBERRY EAGLE • FEBRUARY 2011
Love and Caring When Love and Caring Come Together: St. Vincent de Paul in La Pine
By T. Myers
During a recent visit to the St. Vincent de Paul retail store, I was able to get some great information about what this charity does for many people right here in our town. I am already a regular customer in the store and use the wonderful bargains as a basis for lots of my own personal needs and on occasion, I am able to find great gift items for friends and family. What I was more excited about when I spoke with Joy Croker, the retail store manager, Jerry Crosby, the social services manager and the La Pine Director, Arlene Mura, was what I learned about the long history of help that is the real foundation of the St. Vincent de Paul organization in our town. Originally established in the United States in 1845, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul is a non-profit organization whose primary mission is to help people in need. The La Pine St. Vincent de Paul social services and thrift store was opened in April 1984 and services a ten thousand square area from Sunriver to Chemult and Crescent Lake to Christmas Valley. In 1984, the La Pine area had already been identified as having a high level of poverty and unemployment. I wish I could tell you that we are in a better place right now, economically, but the recent census information (just released by the government) states that La Pine has the highest rate of unemployment and lowest aver-
Thrift store employees, Vance Kombs (left) and Terri Caldwell (right) discussing a donation item to be sold in the store with volunteer, Doris Larsen (back right).
give people all kinds of opportunities to save money while they shop! This winter, the retail store is featuring sales on the last two Thursdays of the month. What will you find? Books, Music, Jewelry, Vintage items, Clothes, Bedding, Small Appliances, Shoes, Furniture, Kitchenware and gift items to name a few. Stop in for a Bag sale or the 50-cent clothes rack, too! On the other, more serious side of St. Vincent de Paul you will find an organization that works hard to meet the needs of people who are challenged by economics. They supply food baskets, vouchers for clothes and furniture, medical assistance, and emergency housing. They also sponsor the free dental van to La Pine, and work with other community partners like Midstate Electric to help with utility assistance. St. Vincent de Paul works with NeighborImpact, the Redmond non-profit that dispenses foods locally to Central Oregon based non-profits. The Oregon Food Bank supplies NeighborImpact. Jerry Crosby, social services manager, told me the Oregon Food Bank is unique to our state. It is the only statewide Food Bank in the nation! St Vincent de Paul helps many members of the community. Here are the latest statistics from the St. Vincent de Paul Activity Report in January 2011:
Year 2010 Statistics Left: Social Services on Morson St., La Pine. age income in the state of Oregon. How does the charity work? St. Vincent de Paul is divided into two parts. The Retail Store next to the Post Office was opened last May (2010). It houses the business end of the charity. People donate items to the store and volunteers and paid staff sort, price and sell the merchandise to raise money that supports the social services side of the organization. The store moved to the new location to better serve the public. Now there is room for more merchandise and the social services, (at the old address on Morson Street) has room and privacy for the people that they serve on that side of the non-profit. The retail store is open from 9 to 4 Monday through Saturday. Regular customers already know that there are special sale days: The last Thursday of every month is ½ Price day, and Seniors can get ½ price merchandise on the second Monday every month. In addition, there are daily specials and special sales that are not advertised that
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Thrift store employee, Lorraine Lovett, working at the sorting table. Right now Social Services uses 2 paid employees and three volunteers to serve the community. The Thrift Store has paid employees and nine volunteers. Joy Croker, at the retail store, is looking for more volunteers and is hoping to find a person who can help price jewelry and vintage items. In order to help at St. Vincent de Paul, you need to be able to stand on your feet, have a strong back for lifting, sorting and stocking and commit to regular volunteer hours. Stop in at the store if you would like to help. If you feel like you can support St. Vincent de Paul, please shop in the store, sign up to volunteer or donate your dollars to help La Pine. Y
THE NEWBERRY EAGLE • FEBRUARY 2011
Jordan Payne Crowned as 2011 Deschutes County Rodeo Queen
Monday, January 17th, was the Deschutes County Fair Association annual dinner and meeting. The 2011 Deschutes County Fair & Rodeo Queen Jordan Payne of Redmond was crowned by her predecessor Jenna Jacobsen of Sisters. Jordan Payne is a 2010 graduate of Redmond High School where she participated in FFA and the High School Equestrian Team (OHSET). Jordan rode on Redmond High School’s state gold medal winning drill team and was a member of the Silver Edge Drill Team. She was the 2010 Spray Rodeo Queen. Jordan is a freshman at Linn Benton Community College majoring in equine sciences and pursuing a career as an equine chiropractor. Jordan also is a member of the LBCC collegiate livestock judging team. Jordan will receive a $1,000 educational scholarship from the Deschutes County Fair Association for tuition and book expenses, she will represent Deschutes County at many local rodeos, parades and queen’s luncheons; and she will attend and assist with various 2011 Deschutes County Fair events. Jordan states -” I’m so excited and proud to represent such an amazing community that I have been so gracious to grow up in and be apart of. See you all at the 2011 Deschutes County Fair and Rodeo August 3-7, 2011. Y
Above: Jordan Payne, 2011 Deschutes County Rodeo Queen Left: Jordan and her family. Photos and Article Submitted by Deschutes County Queen Advisor, Kathy Russell, 541-419-8925
Oregon High School Equestrian Teams (OHSET)
The Oregon High School Equestrian Teams (OHSET) of Central District will have their 1st meet February 11-13 at the Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, Hooker Arena, in Redmond. The Central District has about 130 riders from teams in Bend, Crook, Dufur, Hood River, Lakeview, La Pine, Madras, Mountain View, Pendleton, Redmond, Sisters, Summit and The Dalles/Wahtonka Union (TDWU). Each day usually starts at
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approximately 8:30 a.m. Friday’s events are Equitation over Fences, Dressage, Hunt Seat Equitation, Saddle Seat Equitation, In Hand Obstacle Relay, Working Pairs and Drill. Saturday’s events are Stock Seat Equitation, Working Rancher, Showmanship, Reining, Trail, In Hand Trail, Driving, Steer Daubing, Breakaway roping and Team Penning. Sunday’s events are Bi-Rangle, Canadian team flags, Barrels, Poles, Keyhole, Individual flags and Figure 8. The meet is free and vendors will be on site. Cowboy Church is at 7 a.m. on Sunday. Contact for info: Kathy Russell, Central District vendors & media, 541-419-8925. La Pine High School Equestrian Team is comprised of Captain Sam Hollinger, CoCaptain Dani Schneider, Charisa Bates, La Pine OHSET (left to right) Tucker Allen, Nicky Chapman, Trista Tristan Cox, Trista Fugate, Nicky Chapman, Fugate, Tucker Al- Kelbi Irvin, Charisa Bates, Samantha Hollen, Kelbi Irvin and Tristan Cox. Advisors linger, Dani Schneider are Christina Bates and Kathy Russell. Come support your local equestrians! Photography and Article Submitted and Written by OHSET Advisor, Kathy Russell Y
THE NEWBERRY EAGLE • FEBRUARY 2011
Saving Grace Receives $50,000 Grant
from Meyer Memorial Trust Submitted by Paula Little at Saving Grace, Bend, Oregon
Bend, OR - Meyer Memorial Trust, a private foundation not connected to Fred Meyer, Inc., recently awarded $50,000 to Saving Grace to support its programs and work throughout in Central Oregon. Specifically, this grant is a special opportunity offered as part of the Trust’s response to the economic challenges over the past two years. “The Meyer Memorial Trust grant comes at a time when we need it most. With government funding being cut more and more each year, it’s grants like these that help fill in the funding gaps, allowing us to maintain our quality of services offered and quick response to the alarming increase in domestic violence situations each year,” says Janet Huerta, Executive Director of Saving Grace. Saving Grace is the sole provider of emergency services for domestic violence and sexual assault survivors in Central Oregon. It offers the only 24-hour hotline in Crook, Deschutes and Jefferson counties which receives up to 3,000 calls annually. In addition, Saving Grace has a 24-bed confidential shelter in Deschutes County and has established seven outreach centers throughout all three counties, including Mary’s Place, one of only three supervised visitation centers in the state. Saving Grace provides services tailored to the needs of the local communities and a large variety of support services and referrals to other community resources. Feedback regularly gathered from clients showed that nearly 90% felt they received services that increased their safety and gave them access to resources they otherwise would not have known about. Saving Grace strives to be a leader in its field: its stable and strong infrastructure has been recognized by state funding sources; they are regularly requested to consult
on standards for existing and new programs; and Saving Grace was also ranked one of the “100 Best Nonprofits” in Oregon to work for in both 2009 and 2010. “For over 30 years, Saving Grace’s top priorities have been advocacy, education and prevention – all key to our mission of promoting the value of living life free from violence. Since 1977, we have helped over 175,000 people with crisis and prevention services in Central Oregon. We couldn’t have come this far without the support from our communities, partners and supporters like Meyer Memorial Trust,” says Huerta.
Saving Grace provides confidential and free domestic violence and sexual assault services. For more information please visit www.saving-grace.org or call 541-382-9227. Y
South County Girl’s Summit to be Held
The Fifth-Annual South County Girl’s Summit promises a day of fun and exciting activities for young women in Middle School through High School on Monday, March 21st. The goal of the event is to empower young women in South County with activities that are positive in nature, healthy for them and are easily available in their home setting. An additional goal is to mentor young women with other adult females in their community. The day of activities will start with a fun, getting to know you kick off and presentation by the La Pine Girls ROTC. Event attendees can enjoy gift giveaways, snacks and a free lunch at the event. The South County Girl’s Summit will be held Monday, March 21st from 8:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., at La Pine High School, 51633 Coach Road in La Pine. Some of this coming year’s offerings will be dance, yoga, body image, and much more. Finalization of what break out sessions is forthcoming, so watch for more information. The Girl’s Summit is sponsored by Think Again Parents (TAPS) Substance Abuse Prevention Team of South County; the Deschutes County Juvenile Community Justice Department and the American Association of University Women at www.aauw.org/
For more information or to register for this event, please contact Mary Fleischmann, Deschutes County Juvenile Community Justice Officer at 541-536-5002. Y
New Hope aNd a New Year!
SurviviNg aN aggreSSive CaNCer witHout CHemo; a Year iN review By Mistie Lee, January 1, 2011
It was 1 year ago on December 24, 2010 that the Oncologist called with a diagnosis of Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML). She had a bed reserved in the hospital and wanted me to start my first chemotherapy treatment that night! When I refused, she said “by law, I have to tell you that if you do not do chemo, you will die.” She didn’t think I had more than a few more weeks or maybe a couple of months left to live “without chemotherapy treatments”. I was already familiar with Rife technology. I believed in it and Ionic/Colloidal Silver’s ability to fight Cancers. I had seen too many others die horrible deaths from chemotherapy treatments. I am sensitive to chemicals and felt the chemo would kill me. I knew of successes others had with Rife, Colloidal Silver products, herbs, teas and other alternatives. Another diagnosis I received just days before this was for Hepatitis C. Somehow this one seemed almost insignificant now. Hawk, my husband, immediately became an expert on AML. He spent hours researching alternatives that would specifically cause Apoptosis in Cancer cells (make them die!). In a matter of days, I had a Rife machine (the GB4000 frequency generator, with amplifier), in my home, thanks to Ken & Susan - some of our wonderful Silver customers. I began hours & hours of treatments when it arrived. Hawk became an expert running it and choosing the treatments he felt would most likely save his wife’s life. All I remember is hearing a series of “beeps” and holding the positives in my hands and having my feet placed on the negatives. I was pretty sick at that time. I remember hoping that the diagnosis, (to know what we were fighting) and the Rife machine had made it on time for my survival. There are Cancer settings, Leukemia, Hepatitis C (A & B too), literally hundreds of settings from A to Z. I have used many of them this past year. In a short time Hawk had me on lots of herbs, supplements, teas and an organic, chemical free diet. He also learned that water could be charged with the frequencies and began doing that as well. We charge 1 gallon at a time and alternate two gallon jugs. It is the only water that I drink and it carries the healing to me in another way. I drink about 3/4 of a gallon a day. I had my first red blood cell transfusion in January of 2010. I have been transfusion dependant this past year. I have gone anywhere from 5 to 10 weeks between transfusions. My energy gets really low and my pulse increases when I need blood. The red blood cells carry oxygen around the body. My quality of life this past year has far exceeded what it would have been if I had chosen chemo - and lived through it. I even got to attend my Grandson’s birth! Vincent was born March 7, 2010 - a Sunday afternoon about 1:00pm - it was a water birth. I was feeling really good that day! It was so awesome to welcome him into this world! And, I made him promises that I need to be around for later! There were several benefits held to raise money for us. It has been a real struggle, and it still is. My husband and son’s band, Noiz Complaint, drew in lot’s of fans, friends and family! I was able to attend several of these events. I felt quite honored knowing everyone was there because of “me”. I realized that I raised more than my two sons, there were lots of kids (now adults) that once lived under my roof at these events. Wow, thanks everyone! In March, I was approved for in home care. We hired two care providers, Darla and Lee. It was much needed. Hawk was caring for me 24/7 - I don’t know how he did it all. We were allowed 29 hours a week. Unfortunately, we still hadn’t received all the help we needed. I Continued on page 18
PARENTS: SAY ‘NO’ TO TEENAGE DRINKING AND WE WILL TOO. You’re not alone in saying no—there IS strength
in numbers. 95% of South County adults believe that any teen use of alcohol at parties is not okay ( South County Community Readiness Assessment, 2010 ). For more information, visit tapssouthcounty.org or call 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.
TAPSSouthCounty.org to learn more about TAPS in So. County
North Klamath Outreach Receives Help From Community Submitted by North Klamath Outreach
The Klamath Crisis Center has received a two-year grant to assist North Klamath Outreach. The Crisis Center is part of the Rural Assistance extension for the implementing of the 1977 FAPA (Family Abuse Prevention Act). Wanda Powless, the Klamath Crisis Center’s Executive Director is scheduled to spend one day a month in the north county with the core group of volunteers. The goal is to train the many transportation volunteers immediately. The Center also plans to hold monthly victims’ advocate training, as currently they have only one victims’ advocate and want to increase that to three by end of summer. Renee Kapp is assisting Sheila Mabou, the Domestic Violence Unit Coordinator from the Klamath County District Attorney’s Office in gathering our communities’ needs on paper, setting priorities and applying for another grant for continued assistance and education. KITC FM invited Lt. Mark McDaniels, of the Klamath Falls Domestic Violence Task Force to be interviewed on the Bill and Gil show. Next will be an interview with Danny Bechtel from CALL TO MEN. The North Klamath Outreach will launch a web site this month and will be printing out brochures. The web site for Marta’s House, the residence for survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence in Klamath Falls, is excellent. Visit the website at www. MartasHouse.org. If you need assistance call 1-800-452-3669 or want information contact Renee Kapp at 541-433-2044. See announcement below. Y
Marta’s House Klamath Crisis Center has a working outreach for help to domestic and/ or sexual violence. We have a thorough network of volunteers for immediate transport to safety. It is said that the deﬁnition of insanity is “Doing the same thing over and over and over and over, BUT expecting different results.” If you want a change, you must ﬁrst admit the problem and then ﬁnd out what options you have. It is called informed consent. We encourage you to get information, even if you don’t act on it right now. If you are staying in a violent relationship, aren’t you consenting already?
JUST WANT TO TALK? NEED TO MAKE A SAFETY PLAN? This message has WANT TO KNOW YOUR OPTIONS? been brought to you by WISH YOU COULD BUILD A HEALTHY LIFE Marta’s House. FOR YOU AND YOUR KIDS? THINK YOUR RELATIONSHIP IS TOXIC? FEEL FEARFUL AND CONFUSED BY YOUR PARTNER’S BEHAVIOR? NEED INFORMATION FROM A CONFIDENTIAL SOURCE? The North Klamath County Outreach for the Klamath Crisis Center is a nocost support organization. We are here for you and will help you get safe and stay safe. We are also scheduling community presentations for the www. datesafeproject.org and self-empowerment sessions. If you or someone you know is in crisis call 1(800) 452-3669 For more information call Renee Kapp at (541)433-2044
Crisis HELPLINE 24 Hour Call Center Toll FREE 1(800)452-3669
Crescent Gilchrist CATeam Crescent Gilchrist CATeam News Update Provided by Barbara Sullivan, CATeam President
January 2011 Meeting Report
Klamath County Commissioner, Cheryl Hukill, reported on a potential levy that may go on the next ballot. It will be a museum levy to help support the three Klamath County museums. They have not received any money from the General Fund for many years. They receive a percentage of the Transient Room Tax (TRT) but it is not enough to cover their costs. They also have a foundation that helps with support and have had fund raisers. Most of the staff is made up of volunteers. The proposed levy would amount to 5 cents per $1000 or approximately $5-10 per year. She stated the levy has good support in the south. Bill Scally suggested they consider putting something on the ballot that would change the current distribution of the TRT rather than add another tax on the citizens. He suggested taking some from the fairgrounds and redirecting it to the museums. She will take this back to the BOCC for discussion. John Brown with the Crescent Rural Fire Protection District is still working very hard on the north-county emergency evacuation plan. Chief, Kyle Kirchner reported on the Citizen’s Public Safety meetings that were held in Klamath Falls. He said they were not well attended by citizens but that there was a good turnout of emergency service personnel. He said that there are some OLD emergency service state mandates on the books that are unaffordable today and need to be removed. This would need to go through the State Legislature. Bill Scally reported on the status of KITC. He said there are more new programs being aired and they continue to air the Grizzly, as well as, some Hawk’s games. He stated that the economy has affected the donations and monetary support of the station. But it is doing okay. Regarding grants for the Crescent Sewer, Commissioner Hukill suggested we contact the Mayor of Bonanza, Betty Tyree. There are grants available for Orenco Systems which is a system that is in use throughout rural areas in the state. Our Ray’s and Shop Smart Receipts fundraiser continues. There will be a work party to sort the receipts so we can turn in another batch. This has been a great fundraiser for the CATeam and we thank all the folks who deposit their cash register receipts in the boxes at South Valley Bank Gilchrist, the local Crescent churches, and both the Gilchrist and Crescent Post Offices. Chris Mickle, Crescent Ranger District reported the U. S. Geological Survey has towers in the area to help predict earthquakes. They have sensors already going to antennas on mountain tops. They want to put up a tower across Highway 97 from the ranger station to receive data from these other towers. The Three Trails OHV project is in the appeal period which will end on the fourth of February. They hope to begin construction this year. Barb Sullivan reported for the North Klamath County Chamber. She stated that Linda Barron is trying to keep things going. The Visitor Center has been closed due to discontinued funding from Discover Klamath the Klamath County tourism contractor. Denny Larios, our former NKC Building Department representative has retired. The office is still open at Walker Range with someone coming up to help with building permits from Klamath Falls occasionally.
The Crescent Gilchrist Community Action Team now meets quarterly. So our next meeting will be Monday, April 11, 2011 at the Ernst Brothers ofﬁce in Gilchrist at 8:00am. The meetings are open to the public and we are always looking for input from local citizens. Y
THE NEWBERRY EAGLE • FEBRUARY 2011
2 Rivers Gallery
Two Rivers Gallery Receives $3,500 Grant to purchase display cases that will feature local art Article and Photo Submitted by Two Rivers Gallery
CHILOQUIN, Ore. — Even with the difficult economic situation, Two Rivers Village Arts has continued to serve local artists, visitors and the community. Nevertheless, the Two Rivers Village Arts budget is very tight with no funding available for additional expenses, such as display cases. It is essential that artists are provided with a secure venue to display their work and with the grant of $3,500 from the Pacific Power Foundation, Two Rivers Village Arts can immediately purchase display cases for its South First Street art gallery. “The Pacific Power Foundation’s grant is an important demonstration of support for artists in rural regions of Oregon, and we are delighted that the foundation will be funding new display cases for the gallery,” said Joan Rowe, president, Two Rivers Village Arts and Chiloquin Visions in Progress board member. “The Two Rivers Gallery is a great asset for Chiloquin, and we are pleased to be able to help them make some improvements that will better display the work of local artists,” said Toby Freeman, Pacific Power regional community manager. Two Rivers Village Arts opened for business in the spring of 1996 after local artists in Chiloquin started looking for a place to get together to work on their art and share their ideas. Over the years the organization has grown and evolved, but has never moved from its roots as a venue for local artists. In 1998, Two Rivers Village Arts participated with Chiloquin Visions in Progress and Friends of the Chiloquin Library in raising funds to build the Chiloquin Community Center in 2004, with purpose-built space for a gallery and workrooms. The center has built a reputation for providing a showcase for local artists.
About Two Rivers Gallery
Two Rivers Gallery operates as a cooperative with artists as members, many of whom volunteer to decrease commission costs as well as help the gallery succeed. Currently, there are 62 members representing varied arts and crafts, and 17 volunteers who staff the gallery. There are no paid staff members and volunteer artist members provide more than 2,000 hours of work each year. The enthusiastic team provides vital support in operating the gallery, planning special events and classes, and serving community artists. Despite its remote location, more than 8,000 visitors are drawn to the gallery each year because it offers the excellent work created by artists who live and work in the region. Much of the art depicts the natural beauty of the area, and many pieces reflect the local ranching and tribal traditions.
News from Chiloquin
Left to right: Joan Rowe, Janice Voyles, Toby Freeman, Sandi Selk, Mary Kelley, Alison Litts, Gail Ragsdale
About the Paciﬁc Power Foundation
The Pacific Power Foundation is part of the PacifiCorp Foundation, one of the largest utility-endowed foundations in the United States. The foundation was created in 1988 by PacifiCorp, an electric utility serving 1.7 million customers in six Western states as Pacific Power (Oregon, Washington and California) and Rocky Mountain Power (Utah, Wyoming and Idaho). The foundation’s mission, through charitable investments, is to support the growth and vitality of the communities served by Pacific Power and Rocky Mountain Power. For more information, visit www.pacificpower.net/ppfoundation. Y Two Rivers Gallery will hold a fundraiser yard sale in June of 2011 and is in need of donations for the sale. If you have any items you would like to donate for the benefit of the artists in the community, please drop them off at the gallery anytime between 11am and 4pm Mon-Sat. THANK YOU!! Y
Reprinted with Permission of Chiloquin News
The Chiloquin Ranger District of the Fremont-Winema National Forests will be filling the fire lookout position on Calimus Butte for the 2011 season. This is a critical position in the detection of wildfires on the forest. Both primary and relief positions will be filled. Calimus Butte is located about 20 miles from Chiloquin off the Williamson River Road. We are exploring the possibility of filling the position either by contract or hiring the persons as a seasonal employee, depending on the experience level of the candidates. For additional information or instructions on how to apply for this job, please contact Rudy Rios (541-783-4056) or Jim Hampton (541-783-4066) at the Chiloquin Ranger District.
Living Well Workshop Coming to Chiloquin! What is Living Well? Living Well with Chronic Conditions is a 6-week workshop. It teaches real-life skills for living a full, healthy life with a chronic condition. Are you or a loved one living with arthritis, cancer, heart problems, diabetes, asthma or other chronic diseases? This workshop shows you how to take small steps toward healthier living and managing dayto-day activities of life. Classes are fun and interactive. Participants share their successes and build a common source of support. The workshop builds confidence around managing health, staying active, and enjoying life. Registration Required. For more information and to register call the OSU Extension Service : 541-883-7131 Classes will meet in Chiloquin on six Thursdays from 1 PM -3:30 PM beginning February 17, 2011. http://www.fs.fed.us/r6/frewin/news/special-projects/rapcamp/documents/2011-tshirtflyer-rules.pdf (use this pdf file for a contest for kids artwork).
Meet on Thursdays from 11:00 AM into the afternoon at Two Rivers Gallery; hours are flexible. A sack lunch is recommended since meetings usually extend into midafternoon. Everyone interested in quilting is welcome! For more information, contact Linda Wood (541-783-3879) or Morna Bastian (541-783-2542 or firstname.lastname@example.org). Quilters meet the last Friday of the month from 11:00 AM into the afternoon, at Two Rivers Gallery
NO CHARGE Donations to CVIP gratefully accepted and not required. Improve Flexibility, Strength & Balance -Mondays and Wednesdays at the Chiloquin Community Center. 10am for the Winter schedule - October 1st - April 30th 9am for the Summer schedule - May 1st - September 30th Come to the large “Community Room” about 5 minutes before the scheduled start time. Sandi Selk leads gentle exercise of stretching/strength/balance for everyone 50-something and over - no matter your health, fitness level or weight. Over time you will notice increased flexibility and balance from the easy stretching, strength and endurance movements. Bring water. Wear stretchy clothes & supportive, comfy shoes. No equipment is required. You may bring a non-slip type of exercise mat, hand weights and a soft fabric belt. Contact Sandi if you need more information. 541.783.2770
The Tuesday night AA meeting is cancelled. To locate the nearest meeting call the hot line number for AA in Klamath Falls at (541) 883-4970. Y
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Photos by artist, Larry Hardin
Events Klamath County Museum Events: 1860s Days – Feb. 12, 2011. At the Klamath County Museum. Gathering of living history enthusiasts. “Valentines with the Bee Gees” – Feb. 12, 2011. At the Baldwin Hotel Museum. “The View in 1960” – March 24, 2011. At the Klamath County Museum. Presentation featuring aerial photos of Klamath Falls taken around 1960, with commentary by lifelong real estate broker and developer Jim Stilwell, meeting of the Klamath County Historical Society.
Winter Wings Festival Feb 18 - 20, Oregon Institute of Technology. The Klamath Basin Audubon Society is delight-
ed to invite you to join us Presidents’ Day Weekend in Klamath Falls, Oregon for the 32nd annual Winter Wings Festival. We are home to the largest concentration of wintering Bald Eagles in the lower 48 states. Located in both south central Oregon and northern California, the Klamath Basin is a key stopover on the Pacific Flyway, hosting 80% of the birds that use the Flyway. A total of six separate nearby refuges comprise the total National Wildlife Refuge complex spanning nearly 200,000 acres. A unique, strong cooperative partnership between farming, water resources, and the refuges provides an abundance of prime habitat that attracts vast numbers of waterfowl and raptors.
Featuring Keynote Speakers: Friday February 18 Jeffrey Gordon, Photographer, Naturalist and Author from Delaware. He is a world traveller and birding tour guide. He is also a Bird Field Guide video producer. Saturday February 19 Art Morris, Nature Photographer and Writer. His books: “The Art of Bird Photography” with more than 30,000 copies sold, “The Art of Bird Photography II”. He is a Canon contract photographer. REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN ONLINE AT:
www. winterwingsfest.org CALL FOR INFO: 1-877-541-BIRD
Walk or Run
5K Run or 2-Mile Walk/Run Linkville Lopers Sunday February 20, 2011 1:00 pm Signup - 2:00 pm Start Meet at the Klamath Wildlife Area, Miller Island Refuge Headquarters. Fee: $5 For more information or to register, call Homer Garich at (541) 882-1453 or e-mail him at email@example.com.
Relay for Life Join the Cancer Cause in 2011 By Dolores Galbasini, Publicity Chair for Relay for Life, La Pine OR
Relay For Life is an organization affiliated with the American Cancer Society that helps to eliminate cancer through research, as well as helps patients with treatment and education. Our Relay will be June 25th and 26th in 2011 and since the La Pine relay is growing, earning more money each year – we need you! There are lots of teams to join, or you can captain your own team. And yes – we are all about money. Each team member raises money for the team, which in turn compete for the highest funds raised. It’s lots of fun, and the cause couldn’t be better. If you are interested in forming a team, call Danielle at (541) 771-9644. For other information call co-chairpersons Carol Gray (541) 815-3616 or Pat Stone at (541) 9775266. I’ve been on several teams since the beginning of Relay and everybody can join. If you’re not a walker, there are other ways to participate so please consider this worthwhile community project. You’ll see many friends there, beautiful sights, the luminary lighting, survivor walk, and get bargains at the Silent Auction.
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New Hope and A New Year! Surviving an aggressive Cancer without chemo; a year in review By Mistie Lee, January 1, 2011
was denied SSD benefits. We are still trying to get them at this time. About April I started walking some. By summer, I was able to walk my wolf, Dakota. I had to work up to it, but was walking our old path to a certain River spot and back by the end of the summer. My body really loves the sun and I did better at that time. I laid out in the sun when I could. There was no place at our house to enjoy the sun so that limited me. Also, scents from the neighborhood were a problem - especially our neighbor’s dryer sheets that vented right at our house! We had to keep it closed up most of the time, missing out on fresh air. I have learned to communicate really well with my body. I love my body and plan to help heal it completely! I wrote an article - “Body says Yes, or Body says No”, that you can read if you want to learn more. If you listen, your body will communicate with you too. I had my first emergency room visit on Memorial Day (May) due to a fever. For me, if I get a fever of 100.5 or more, - it’s time to head to the hospital. Having almost no immune system, I won’t feel myself getting sick (those sick feelings are your immune system working). All I have is a fever, and when it starts - I can get sick fast. That day, I was treated with antibiotics and released. I didn’t really get sick with anything. I chose not to do the antibiotics they prescribed. I had a bad reaction to them in the hospital. September came and the sun went away. Things began to change for me. We were living in a small cabin on Mount Hood, in a rain forest. It was the time of year for decay, and it seemed my surroundings would do the same to me. A chain of things happened that sent me on my first Ambulance ride and a four day stay at OHSU. First, scents from someone’s lotion, then from a neighbor’s dryer, sent me into an asthmatic type of attack. The coughing and gagging threw out my back. Down and in severe pain, the rash I had battled since June, 2010 began to take over. It covered about 60% of my back, all of my bottom and the back of my legs. I had random sores everywhere, from my toes to my scalp. It was very uncomfortable. I needed assistance walking, getting in and out of my chair and I felt too sick to do Rife treatments. After about a week of this, a fever set in. Hawk called 911. I was surprised to look forward to the Paramedics arrival. My fever climbed quickly - all the way up to 102.6 by the time the Ambulance arrived. They began an IV right away. It felt good. Lot’s of tests were run and I was treated with antibiotics, an anti-viral and antifungal. They did a skin biopsy on the rash. Their whole team of Dermatologist’s were on it. Finally, another diagnosis: “Sweet’s Syndrome”. Over the past year and half, we had tried everything, to no avail. December 2010, another Dermatologist from OHSU had misdiagnosed the rash as “just Eczema”. She too, had done a skin biopsy. Anyway, it is related to AML and it is a systemic disease. It is not viral, fungal or bacterial so nothing worked. It is a condition that comes and goes and can cause a fever. The Sweet’s Syndrome is treated with a Steroid Cream. It works really well and it felt good to get some relief. We also found settings for Sweet’s Syndrome for the Rife machine and hope to get it more under control that way. I don’t want to have to continue using a Steroid cream. I did all of the prescribed medications at home that time. They made me feel sick, but I did them anyway. I could not do Rife treatments at the same time. It just felt like too much for my body to do at once. It was strongly suggested by my Oncologist and all of the other Doctors I saw
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at that time that we move. I needed a much dryer climate, sun, and no risk of daily poisoning by my neighbor’s dryer vent. We needed out of the cold, moldy, rain forest. Ken and Susan came through again! They immediately sent funds for us to move on, as a gift. We had been eye-balling rentals in Central Oregon for most of the year. We knew the rental market place. It was the end of September that I had that hospital stay, and on October 18th, my husband was moving me into my new home in Central Oregon! He had spent a week prior deep cleaning it for me. He worked really hard to make that move happen so quickly, barely sleeping or eating. I love our new home! We have 5 acres on a dead end road. It border’s forest land and there is a ton of wild life here. We even saw a pair of Bobcats a few days ago - right out our window about 15 feet from the house! They were so beautiful! Quite a rare site. There are animals and birds of all kinds, Hawks, Bunnies, Deer, Squirrels and more that we haven’t even seen yet. The sun shines, on average, 290 days a year! Right now, we have a couple of feet of snow, the sun is shining, and it is really beautiful outside. I was feeling really good for about the first week here. Then, a fever set in again. Hawk called 911 and off to a Bend hospital I went. It’s amazing how I can go from feeling “good”, to an hour later needing to go to the hospital. A new diagnosis. Appendicitis. This was scary for us. At one time I had a bed sore that was really infected. My Oncologist at that time said it could not be lanced, that my body wouldn’t be able to heal from it. Now, they were saying I needed to have surgery. Would I be able to survive it? After several days of tests, they felt that I did have enough of an immune system to pull through it. If I had done chemotherapy, I would not have. The doctor’s are not familiar with anyone like me - others they’ve known with AML did chemo, or they would have been dead by now. The surgery was a success - at first. I was doing pretty good until I went home. The Oncologist had written my pain prescription incorrectly. I had NO pain meds, after surgery, going home. The pain was really bad and made me nauseated and vomit a lot. I couldn’t keep anything down, not even the antibiotics that were pretty important at the time. The Oncologist said the Pharmacist made the error. I found out later, what the doctor wrote did not exist. I still have anger at that man for putting me through so much pain and agony. I have a new Oncologist now - Dr. Heather West. I really like her. We called my old Doctor from Gresham and he came through with a pain prescription for me. He had said to call if I needed anything when I moved here. The Oncologist here said “it wasn’t his pain”, and would not write me one. Then, while Hawk was picking up my prescription, our only car blew up. That was it. The car would go no more - it was stuck in 5th gear. It went to the junkyard. Here we were in our new home, far away from any family or friends that could help, with no car and no money. What a spot we were in, again. I needed lots of care at home too. Help getting up, down, walking, showering etc. - my body had really gone through a lot. We had a new care provider start work November 15th. Her name is Patricia and she does a really awesome job! She has become a really great friend in a short time as well. On Thanksgiving morning, I was bragging to Hawk about how much better I felt this year than last year. Our most awesome friends Ken and Susan were on their way to us from Lincoln City. They were bringing their own 1988 Suburban, as a gift for us. It was about a 6 hour drive for them one way, and over mountain passes that had lots of snow. Susan drove the Suburban. She hadn’t driven through conditions like that before, wow, what awesome people! Thank you again! Then, a chill set in. Another fever, severe pain - Hawk had to call 911 again. Off to the hospital I went. He was not allowed to ride with me. I was so glad Ken and Susan were on their way. I new he could join me in a few hours. I was the sickest this time with an infection called Clostridium Difficile. It was really weird hearing them say they hoped they would not lose me. It was super scary. I was in the hospital about a week that time. They sent me home before they wanted to. They feared I would catch Pneumonia from the guy two doors down if I stayed. I was still very sick and in alot of pain. The antibiotic prescribed did not agree with me at all. I just could not take it. My body said “NO”! Nothing stayed down, nothing came out. I developed a severe tendon pain as well, making it even harder to walk. The Rife machine has a setting for Clostridium Difficile. I chose to run it and stop taking the antibiotic. Within a short time I was able to eat and my body’s other functions began to work. I felt much better. After research, I learned one of the side affects of that antibiotic was tendon rupture. Especially in women my age, and those undergoing Steroid therapy. I was using a Steroid cream for the Sweet’s Syndrome. There are pending law suits right now by other’s whose tendon’s did rupture. They are crippled. I feel that if this antibiotic hadn’t “sent me into the wind”, it would have put me into a wheel chair. I am so grateful the Rife machine allowed me to break a vicious cycle that often occurs to people. Each time the Doctors try to fix something, that treatment causes something else. If all I had was that antibiotic to treat the infection, I might not have survived to be writing this, right now. I was able to stop it taking it, and break that cycle that had begun occurring to me. I also lost almost four months of Cancer treatments, with all of the hospital stays. Today, I am feeling good. I have been hitting my at-home Cancer treatments hard again! I do plan to survive and give new hope to others with Cancers of all kinds. Remember, those diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia usually die within a few weeks - four months is usually the maximum survival time without chemo treatments. Then, the survival rate is only about 14%, and maybe 5 years. I plan to be around in 40 years! With a fully functioning immune system and lots of followers of another way to treat Cancers! I have lived, so far, 22 months! Our hope is that this year brings continued success in healing. We have even greater hope, no longer having to fight Appendicitis or Hepatitis C, along with the AML. We have hope my SSD benefits will come through. We have hope that our Silver business grows enough to actually sustain us! We have hope for a year of enjoying love, life, family, friends, our pets, peace, good health, music, art, nature, laughs, giggles and all the little things that life has to offer that mean so much!
We have hope for a quality year of life, and that my story helps others. Happy New Year!
Much Love & Gratitude- Mistie Lee Y
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Surviving Valentine’s Day
After Your Sweetheart Has Passed Away: Five Tips to Help Comfort Grieving Hearts By Joni James Aldrich, Author of The Cancer Patient W-I-N Book: Our Cancer Fight Although Valentine’s Day is meant to celebrate love, it can bring bittersweet memories and pain to anyone left alone in this world of couples. Joni Aldrich offers some heartfelt advice to help comfort those who are grieving a lost loved one this February 14th. Winston-Salem, NC (January 2011)—For kids, Valentine’s Day is a time to exchange funny cards and eat boxes of chocolate. For adults, it’s often much more than just a time to send flowers and buy heart jewelry, chocolates, and cards—it’s a time to rededicate your love to one special person. But when you’re a widow or widower, or have lost your love due to any unfortunate life circumstance, Cupid’s arrow can pierce your heart in a very different way on February 14th. What was once a holiday of “warm fuzzies” can turn into a sorrowful day to overcome. Yet, says author Joni Aldrich, most grief counseling focuses on the holidays in December, not the one in February. “If you find yourself alone on February 14th after years of celebrating with someone you loved very much, the void that you feel can be overwhelming,” points out Aldrich, author of The Saving of Gordon: Lifelines to W-I-N Against Cancer (Cancer Lifeline Publications, 2009, ISBN: 978-1-4392550-3-2, $19.95, www.thecancerlifeline.com). “It’s difficult to see happy couples all around you when all you can think about is the person you have lost.” Aldrich speaks from experience—she knows firsthand the pain of grief and how challenging it can be to persevere through it. In 2006, she lost her husband Gordon after a two-year battle with cancer. In her book about surviving grief—The Losing of Gordon: A Beacon Through the Storm Called “Grief” (Cancer Lifeline Publications, 2009, ISBN: 978-1439264935, $15.95, www.griefbeacon.com)—Aldrich tells the inspirational story of her own rebuilding after losing her husband. Each chapter begins with a touching, yet inspirational letter to Gordon that Joni wrote during her grief “process.” For those dealing with cancer in their lives, Aldrich’s first book, The Saving of Gordon: Lifelines to W-I-N Against Cancer, tells the story of the Aldrich family’s experiences while simultaneously offering valuable step-by-step advice that will give readers the tools they need to have a fighting chance against cancer. “It’s true that Valentine’s Day holds significance for most couples, but it was particularly special for Gordon and me,” she recounts. “After losing my father in February, the whole season had become fraught with painful memories. Then a young man with a lot of heart came into my life, and it just so happened that Valentine’s Day was right after our first date. When I got home from work, Gordon had left a bouquet of pink carnations on my front porch. So, it became a yearly ritual for us to use Valentine’s Day as the anniversary of our first date together.” Because Valentine’s Day held so many precious memories, Aldrich still finds the holiday difficult to get through, even though it’s been three years since her husband died. And she’s not alone. Red hearts and sappy songs on the radio can highlight loss as easily as they can inspire ardor. If you are facing this Valentine’s Day by yourself, perhaps for the first time, Aldrich offers some thoughts that might make the day easier to navigate. Prepare in advance. Maybe it’s true that ignorance is bliss. Even if you wanted to forget about the existence of “V-Day,” though, our consumer-driven culture wouldn’t let you. “Yes, I know you wish you could just hide under a rock until the last conversation heart has disappeared,” says Aldrich. “But ignoring February 14th will only work until you see displays of Valentine’s cards in the store, or see the florist busily making the rounds. Survival requires looking deep inside yourself to determine what you might do to make this holiday less painful. There is no secret formula—we’re all different— but try to focus on the fact that it’s just one day.” Know what to avoid. Yes, it’s important to stay integrated into the outside world, and to remember the rituals and traditions you and your sweetheart shared with each other. But consider the possibility that Valentine’s Day might not be the best time to do either. “Stay away from restaurants,” Aldrich advises. “For one thing, have you ever tried to get a table on Valentine’s Day? The word ‘crowded’ takes on a whole new meaning. Beyond that, though, the empty place across the table will cast a pall on any pleasant feelings you’ve managed to work up. Along those lines, avoid any of the ‘old favorites’ that might be painful. Order take-out or cook at home, but don’t fix that special dinner you used to make with the person you loved.” Stay busy. Chances are you’ve heard advice similar to the following: “Get out of the house! He wouldn’t want you to stop living your own life.” And while such insights might not always be what you want to hear, they are underpinned with truth. If you’re dreading the rush of painful emotions and memories that Valentine’s Day will bring, try to plan an activity that will take your mind off of things. “Schedule some quality time with friends and family,” Aldrich recommends. “Play some board or card games rather than watching movies, unless there isn’t a hint of romance in them. This is definitely one day when romance can be very painful. Instead, focus on a new project that you really enjoy, such as redecorating your home.” Allow the emotions to come. Remember that grief never fits into a neat timetable, and that it’s unhealthy to pretend that everything’s okay when it’s not. No matter how prepared you think you are or how much of your life you think you may have rebuilt after suffering a devastating loss, grief can still bowl you over with emotion. “Valentine’s Day is especially tough because not only do you have to deal with your own memories, but your senses are constantly assaulted, too,” Aldrich observes. “Try not to focus on the flowers and hand-holding and candy. Remember that it’s okay to cry. Let the emotions come—just try to keep them from overwhelming you. Depending on how you feel, you might write a love poem or letter to the one whom you are grieving. The point is that it’s okay to remember those whom you loved and lost.”
Turn your love to other treasures. Although Valentine’s Day is largely marketed to lovers, it isn’t limited to them—in fact, far from it. February 14th is a time to focus on anyone and everyone whom you love, such as your children and grandchildren and friends. “Love comes in many different kinds of relationships,” Aldrich points out. “Celebrate those, even though the loss of the person with whom you were passionate still hurts. In fact, why not buy a box of the old, simple Valentines you distributed as a child and send one to each of your friends? Every day is a good day to tell those whom you love how you feel. And don’t forget to love yourself in the process.” While Aldrich has rebuilt her life and moved on, her memories of Valentine’s Days past with Gordon continue to hold a special place in her heart. “As much as possible,” she concludes, “try to focus on all of the blessings you still have in your life, and on all of the love that you still enjoy. Life is always a combination of good and bad. We should all appreciate the good, and know that when bad things happen in our lives the only way forward is to take one small step at a time. And remember that one heart still beats and must survive.” About the Author: Joni James Aldrich believes that she has been preparing to write The Saving of Gordon and The Losing of Gordon for most of her life. In her professional career, she has worked in analysis, documentation, communications, and public speaking. However, her real motivation for writing these books was two years of crisis in the cancer school of hard knocks. She feels it is her destiny to relay this story to readers in a way that will help them in their own cancer journeys. For more information, visit www.thecancerlifeline.com and www.griefbeacon.com. About the Books: The Saving of Gordon: Lifelines to W-I-N Against Cancer (Cancer Lifeline Publications, 2009, ISBN: 978-1-4392550-3-2, $19.95) and The Losing of Gordon: A Beacon Through the Storm Called “Grief” (Cancer Lifeline Publications, 2009, ISBN: 978-1439264935, $15.95) are available at bookstores nationwide and from major online booksellers. Y
The New Senior By T. Myers, Staff Writer This month we are trying to discuss the notion of love and caring. Every one of us has many things that we think about when we consider love, and there are not many seniors- either new or old, that do not make thoughts about caring a high priority. Maybe it is because new seniors (those of us who still have older parents, but we have reached an age to be considered part of the senior set) have time to care about a variety of altruistic endeavors in the community, or maybe we get to a point where we realize that caring about others right now, will allow us to reap the rewards of being cared for when it is our time. With old seniors it is a different matter. Old seniors raised their kids, contributed to their community and now they are ready to be cared for. It does not get more straightforward than this. It is a cycle of life and it is part of the fabric of what we expect to happen in old age. That brings to mind something that is troubling new seniors our age. Our children are thirty-ish. Where do they fit in the cycle above? I look back on my own life and it was very clear to me, that when I became a woman there would be several things I would need to be responsible for: husband, family, house, activities for the family, activities in the community, job or career. The idea that by the time you were 25 you were grown up was understood. Young families got involved with the school to make their child’s education more secure. They got involved with Boy and Girl Scouts or Campfire Girls to give their kids a chance to enrich their education and play in a safe environment. Lots of families became part of a Church Family so they could share lives with others who believed the same way they did and raise their children together with common spiritual values. At work, you did your job. You stayed at your job when you had one. You stayed in your marriage, if you had one. When you gathered at the relatives’ house for holiday dinners and celebrations, you contributed food, time and energy so you all could enjoy the festivities. By the time you were in your late thirties, you were contemplating an empty nest and this was the time when you became more involved in civic organizations and other ways to contribute what you could to making a better community. By the time you were ready to think about retirement (New Senior age) you could look back and see how you made a difference to your family and to your community. It was a good way to approach old age. When do people grow up now? If 50 is the new 30, and 40 is the new 20 and 60 is the new….blah! blah! blah! I look at our own town and I see lots of caring individuals. And maybe I am blind, but how many of them are young? And what is young? Are my own children getting involved in helping their own community? Are yours? I have covered many ideas in this column before: How to behave as a guest in your parent’s home, how to set priorities for finances, life goals and many other things, and right now, a week after the Tucson shootings and listening to a week of pundits speaking about political rhetoric, and congress working together- for a change, I cannot help but think that we should sit down with our own and go over the things that are important when you are citizens in America, and members of families and churches and organizations. I can’t tell you everything that is right to discuss, but I do feel that we let lots of things go unsaid and let lots of other things go undone. Our own kids should know what we believe is right. We should all find that common thread that will allow all of the generations to care as much as the people murdered outside the Safeway in Tucson. They came to meet their Congressman. How many of us do that? Just think about it, folks. It’s time to care about those who are still at home and those in our families who need a little growing up whether they are home or not!Y
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Parkinson’s Disease Support Group Launched
Have you been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease? Sixteen La Pine residents attended the Parkinson’s Start up Support Group meeting and walked away feeling informed. The meetings are designed to be peer-led, enabling an opportunity to learn about the disease, exchange information, give and receive mutual support, and talk about coping skills. Our next free meeting will be February 17th, 2011 from 2:00pm to 3:30pm at Midstate Electric Community room and every 3rd Thursday of each month. Anyone affected by Parkinson’s disease living in the Greater La Pine area is welcome to join other affected by this disease, including family and/or caregivers. For more information about this PD Support Group, contact Volunteer Facilitator Jerry Chinn at 541-536-3073 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Y
Greater La Pine PARKINSON’S DISEASE SUPPORT GROUP Come join us on February 17th, 2011 from 2pm-3:30pm
All New, Midstate Electric Community Room Just For You! 16755 Finley Butte Rd., La Pine, OR Future meetings on 3rd Thurs. of every month.
Contact Jerry Chinn, Volunteer/Facilitator 541-536-3073 or Cell: 503-799-1771 email: email@example.com
Those affected by PD, family and/or caregivers are welcome!
Life is About Living By Paula Fletcher, Executive Director Crystal Terrace Retirement, Klamath Falls
If you ask people randomly, different cultures, different ages, their views on senior living & care, many comments go to wheelchairs, walkers, Jell-o, pudding and sadness. As we age, our bodies change and the small everyday tasks of the day become difficult. Our seniors have a life of experiences for us to learn from and now it is our turn to help them see that their lives are not to the point of rocking chairs, pudding and boredom. Life is about living. There is a fairly new concept that has only been around for 15 or so years. This concept is Retirement and Assisted living for seniors. No longer is aging associated with giving up on the excitement of life. Retirement and Assisted living is designed to help seniors with the tasks of daily living that have become difficult for them; so they have more time to enjoy life. Daily living tasks such as cooking and cleaning, driving, dressing, bathing, medications are things we help with so they can visit, spend time with friends and family, go to social events, and live life to the fullest. Enjoy apartment style living with full kitchen, for hobby cooking or more, and take a break and enjoy coming to the dining room and order from a menu any time of the day. Take a swim or relax in the hot tub. How about having your hair or nails done in the beauty salon or play a game in the game room. Isn’t it time to treat yourself or your loved one to Luxury living for less. Let us pamper you and make the senior years, wonderful new chapters in life. Spend your senior years in the beauty of the Klamath Basin. Come see us at Crystal Terrace and “Discover the Difference we can make in your life. Call today 541-885-7250. Life lives better at Crystal Terrace Retirement and Assisted Living. (See Ad Below) Y
Five Tips for Brain Fitness in 2011 By Mark Underwood
While millions of us have resolved to make 2011 the year for getting our bodies into better shape, an expert on neurological fitness suggests we also make this the year to get our minds into tip-top condition. “With Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative diseases now starting to affect adults in their 30’s, it’s never too early to begin a simple program geared to maintain brain health and stimulate cognitive function,” says neuroscience researcher Mark Underwood. Underwood says many researchers now believe brain health and memory can be positively influenced by simple things we can do physically, mentally, and nutritionally: 1. Stay physically active. Regular activity, not necessarily planned exercise, seems to relate to brain fitness. Activities like gardening, dancing and cleaning could increase chances of maintaining brain health. 2. Challenge your brain. Calculate, do word search games and crossword puzzles, and go to lectures, concerts and museums. Learn a foreign language or how to play a musical instrument. 3. Stay socially active. People who are active in clubs and social networks may hold up better cognitively than those who are less socially active. 4. Feed your brain. The brain and nervous system are comprised of 60 percent fat, so ensure your diet is rich in the Omega 3 essential fatty acids found in coldwater fish, fish oil, and flax oil. Google “brain foods” on the computer and try a few. 5. Lower brain calcium levels with supplements. Proper levels of calcium within the neurons are required for optimum brain function. As we reach middle age, brain calcium levels begin to rise because our bodies stop producing a protein responsible for regulating calcium concentration within the cells. “Too much calcium in a neuron will ‘short circuit’ it and it stops working,” says Underwood. “When millions and millions of neurons become over-calcified and stop working, an individual can feel blank, forgetful, slow-witted, and begin to experience symptoms sometimes associated with diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.” Underwood and fellow researchers have discovered that a protein produced by jellyfish is able to lower calcium levels in the neurons and thereby restore normal function to the human brain and nervous system. “When individuals are given a dietary supplement containing this special “calcium binding protein” their memory returns and they feel alert and focused,” says Underwood. Underwood’s company, Quincy Bioscience, is developing a prescription drug for treating Alzheimer’s patients based on the therapeutic action of the “calcium binding protein”. While research and development for the new drug is underway, the company has made the calcium binding protein available to consumers as a dietary supplement called Prevagen. By increasing physical activity, proper nutrition, and lowering brain calcium levels, Underwood says most adults will notice a definite improvement in alertness and cognitive ability within 90 days.
About Mark Underwood
Mark Underwood is neuroscience researcher and co-founder and president of Quincy Bioscience in Madison, Wisconsin. Mark is responsible for researching the “calcium binding protein” found in jellyfish and developing it for use as a calcium regulator in the human nervous system. He is the author of the book “Gift from the Sea.” Y
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. Y
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The La Pine Park & Recreation District will be opening the La Pine Event Center, 16405 First St. every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. for Winter Walking beginning Monday November 8th. This is a great way to walk in a snow-free environment and stay in shape during the winter months. All ages are welcome! Participants will need to bring a dry pair of shoes, water, their favorite cd’s and $1 for the entry fee. Dress warmly as the building has limited heat and insulation.
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We are having a Sunday brunch. Menu will be, ham, potatoes, pancakes, scrambled eggs, fruit, coffee cake, and also Bar-B-Que chicken, veggies, salad, dessert, and coffee, tea, and more. Come and join us, this is the place where the community comes together to enjoy each other. Date: Sunday, February 13, 2011 Time:11 a.m. To 1 p.m. Cost: adults $12.00 Childen under 10 yrs. $6.00 Place: La Pine Senior Activity Center 16450 Victory Way, La Pine Y
PLACE YOUr GrANNY PIE OrDErS The place is the La Pine Senior Activity Center 16450 Victory Way, next to Bi-Mart. Pie orders may be made anytime for any occasion, just because you’re hungry for one of our pies..So come on in to the La Pine Senior Activity Center and order three days in advance of the day you want your pie. We have fruit pies for $11.00, Cream pies for $13.00, And diabetic pies for $13.00. If you have any questions give us a call at 541-536-6237 This is where the community comes together to enjoy each other. All proceeds that we take in from our events help us keep our doors open. Y
GUN ShOW La Pine Activity Center We are asking anyone that is interested in our up and coming gun show here at theLa Pine Senior Center to call and ask for information. Phone # 541-536-6237 Dates for the show are: April, Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd, 2011. Thank you, Karen Y
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19:18 Duii arrest made for driving under the influence of intoxicants: driver drove his vehicle past a stop sign, through a barbed wire fence, across an airport access road, and into a city of Bend hangar causing extensive damage. Driver arrested for Duii . See report for details. Location: Powell Butte Hwy Bend OR
12:05 Animal control complaint: rp called in about neighbor’s pigs getting out. When I arrived, I noticed seven pigs running around the area. Neighbor was already out getting the pigs back to his property. I assisted him with getting all the pigs back onto his property. Bend 15:26 Neighborhood dispute/civil dispute: I responded to the listed address on a reported dispute between neighbors. Upon arrival it was determined that the disturbance was over a dog getting hit by a UPS driver that did not stop at the scene. I contacted the homeowner that advised her dog was injured and they were taking it to the vet in Bend. Family members reported chasing down the UPS driver and telling him he had hit their dog with no response from the driver. The driver did not return to the incident location. I called UPS and located the driver. The driver met me
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and told me that he did not see any dog but heard a noise that was unknown to him at the time. The driver told me that he was chased down by an unknown subject that did advise he hit a dog but the driver thought the subject was overly excited and chose not to return to the scene for his safety. I advised the driver of ors. 811.170 And what to do if you hit a domestic animal. I called the dog owner back and advised her of the county’s animal laws regarding dog at large. Both parties understood what we discussed and were fine with the final outcome. La Pine
Dorrance Meadow. The dog fled into the yard of a neighbor where it became aggressive with another dog and a cat. Neighbor said he feared for himself and his animals, so he shot at the dog with a shotgun. The dog fled, but was later found by rp. Rp transported the dog to the La Pine Animal Hospital, where it was treated. Rp responded to the clinic and authorized the vet to put the dog to sleep because of it’s injuries. Vet told the parties he felt the dogs injuries were from being hit by the school bus and not from the shotgun pellets. La Pine
19:29 Domestic disturbance /violence: rp called wanting assistance retrieving property from her, supposably, intoxicated husband. She was advised to return another time when he was gone or not intoxicated. Initially agreeable, rp said she would leave. Instead, she climbed through the window of the home and claimed husband is destroying her property. Husband was contacted and he denied destroying property. He was cooperative and provided a time when he would be gone so she could retrieve whatever she wanted. That time was agreeable to the rp and the parties separated. La Pine
09:36 Welfare check: rp reported arriving for an appointment at a local business to find the front door to the business unlocked and open, but with no employees on site. Owner of the shop was contacted and advised his employees were ill and forgot to cancel appointments and lock the door. He responded to the location to secure the business. La Pine Y
16:24 Traffic complaint /hazard: rp stated that an unknown make/color pickup speeds past his house almost daily. The incidents occur at about 07:00 hours and 17:45 hours. He stated he would call if he obtained more vehicle information. He also requested extra patrol for the above times. La Pine 19:02 Suspicious circumstances: rp found a pack of cigarettes on the ground outside her house near the steps to the Deck. Melissa told me she assumed they showed up sometime throughout the night. I called ---- who was reported to have watched rp’s kids throughout the day. ---- Told me the cigarettes have been at the house for approximately a week. La Pine 19:26 Traffic complaint/hazard: rp reported that he hit a dog on 6th St with his vehicle. He told me he stopped and checked the dog but it was dead. The dog had a collar without tags. I located the dog on 6th St near Diane Rd. Dog did not have any tags. The dog was a large black dog with long hair. La Pine
11:17 Suspicious circumstances: some unknown persons made an inappropiate drawing in the snow. I cleared up the picture prior to leaving. La Pine
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00:38 Suspicious circumstances: at approximately 02:00 hours I was contacted by a paper delivery person, who stated that a male walking near 2nd St. Towards the bypass had thrown a bag of trash at her vehicle while she was working. Rp said the male was heavy set and had on a dark flannel shirt. I contacted a male matching the description on Colorado Ave. He originally told me his last name was Haley but could not spell it. I told him I was investigation a littering offense and it was not a big deal. He smelled of alcohol and told me he lied about his name because he is on probation and has a no-alcohol clause. I contacted his probation officer. I gave her the information and she asked me to have him report to her by 11:00 hours on 1-25-11. I past on the information and allowed him to leave. Bend
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17:24 Animal control complaint: rp’s American Pitbull dog was hit by a Bend La Pine school bus near Burgess and
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announced. Rep. Whisnant was appointed Co-Chair of the House Committee on General Government and Consumer Protection, to the House Judiciary Committee and to the Joint Ways and Means Committee. Rep. Whisnant stated, “I am honored to serve as a committee chair and share this leadership responsibility with Rep. Paul Holvey (D-Eugene). “I hope our committee can pass policy bills to make our government more efficient and effective for our citizens and to protect the public without unfairly punishing our businesses.” He added, “I am also honored to continue serving on the important House Judiciary Committee and again serve on the Joint Ways and Means Committee which must balance the budget.” Contact Megan Schenewerk at 503986-1453 if you have any questions. Y
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Commission’s March 3-4 hearing in order to clarify several items and give the parties additional opportunity to prepare. La Pine’s submittal for acknowledgement including its proposed comprehensive plan and map can be viewed on the DLCD website at: www.oregon.gov/LCD. If you have questions about the City of La Pine’s acknowledgement compliance request, please contact Jon Jinings, DLCD Community Services Specialist, at (541)318-2890 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The Land Conservation and Development Commission is scheduled to review La Pine’s Comprehensive Plan at its regular meeting in Salem on March 3-4, 2011. The process for acknowledging a new city’s comprehensive plan is outlined in http://arcweb.sos.state.or.us/ rules/OARS_600/OAR_660/660_003. html-Procedure for review and approval of compliance acknowledgement request. Following its March 2011 hearing, the Commission will decide whether La Pine’s comprehensive plan complies with, partially complies with, or does not comply with Oregon’s statewide planning goals. If the city’s plan partially complies with (or does not comply with) the statewide goals, the city will have opportunity to submit a revised plan for further consideration by the commission. This constitutes the state’s public notice on this matter. Parties are invited to provide written comments to the commission regarding the city’s plan, ordinances or land use regulations and whether those documents comply or not with one or more of Oregon’s statewide planning goals. Parties that wish to participate in the commission hearing(s) on this matter must submit written comments addressing the La Pine Comprehensive Plan’s compliance with Oregon’s statewide planning goals. The department will accept written comments on this matter until close of business on February 11, 2011. For more information or to submit comments for consideration by the commission, please contact DLCD’s Community Services Specialist Jon Jinings at HYPERLINK “mailto:Jon.Jinings@ state.or.us” Jon.Jinings@state.or.us or (541)318-2890. The department respectfully requests that parties sending written comments to the department also send a copy of those comments to the City of La Pine. If additional commission hearing(s) should be necessary, the department will notify parties who participate in the March 3-4 hearing and who provide written comments to the department by February 11, 2011. Parties will have a minimum of 20 days to submit additional written comments to the department prior to the subsequent commission hearing. Y
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While throwing money at everyone who asks for it - whether they qualify or not seems like a good way to make everyone happy, but it isn’t a way to facilitate economic sustainability. As a result, the TRT committee heard the following suggestions; creating a survey for applicants include with their application - answering questions about what did and did not work with the proceeds they received last time (if applicable), a scoring system to qualify applicants for a percentage of their requested amount based on the completion of their application - deducting points for incomplete applications, creating an entrepreneurial fund of 5-10% for new events, and asking applicants what other sources of funding are available to them. The TRT committee and city council would be more empowered to make educated decisions if event-planning contractors created business plans showing capital investments available on-deposit in their bank account and an explanation of how their requested amount might meet or exceed the city’s expectations. One concern raised was ensuring that if an applicant qualifies for funding based on state regulations - the point-system wouldn’t cause anyone to be denied, but rather receive less funding than the amount requested, which may contribute to allowing events to fail due to insufficient funding. Surveying out-of-town visitors through the businesses they patronize would be a great way to obtain some of the sought-after answers that would tell the city how to promote itself most effectively, but mandating that infrastructure is proving to be a challenge. For now, the La Pine Chamber of Commerce Visitor’s Center and a couple others have streamlined some of the process of surveying visitors; however, another challenge is determining how to distribute funds fairly. Justin Cutler (TRT Committee member and Director of Parks & Recreation-La Pine Park & Recreation District) suggested a funding system based on previous years’ tax income since it’s impossible to accurately predict what income will be for the present fiscal year. With money presently being spent every quarter, this model may present a relatively short-term challenge if it is to be implemented. In the meantime, the committee will be at the drawing board for this application - meeting next on Thursday, February 3rd to agree on final recommendations for changes to the current TRT funding application. The Transient Room Tax committee is seeking qualified individuals to fill vacant seats. If you want to be part of an important team in your community, contact City of La Pine Administrative Assistant, Patti Morgan (E-mail: PMorgan@ci.la-pine.or.us or call 541536-1432) for details and an application. Y
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Book Reviews & Events
SUNRIVER BOOKS AND MUSIC
By Deon Stonehouse, Sunriver Books and Music
Crossing the Heart of Africa February 26th at 5:00 PM Julian Smith joins us for a presentation and slide show on Crossing the Heart of Africa. This is the best sort of travel story, set in two time frames. Just before Julian’s nuptials put an end to his bachelor days he retraced the 1898 journey Ewart Grogan made in a bid to win the hand of fair Gertrude. Love, adventure, and gorgeous scenery all come together in this rousing good story. Is the name Ewart Grogan known to you? It was not a name familiar to me. We should know this name, right along with Burton, Stanley, and Livingston. Grogan was a man who lived life big. An adventurer, a soldier, a swashbuckler, a spy, a romantic, a mountain climber, and a man hugely important in the early days of Kenya, he has been neglected by history. Julian Smith, Author of In 1898 he set out to make a Crossing the Heart of Africa journey no one had heretofore attempted, to go overland in Africa crossing from Cape Town to Cairo. Grogan had fallen for Gertrude, an heiress of immense wealth. Her step-father, Coleman, saw fortune hunter writ large all over Grogan. He couldn’t have been more wrong. Grogan proposed a quest to prove his worth and win his lady. Coleman was swayed, after all the chances of Grogan surviving such a trip were not high. Grogan and Henry Sharp set out on a grand adventure. Over a hundred years later author Julian Smith was coming up sharp on the end of his bachelor days. Devoted to his betrothed, Laura, he was still nervous as a cat walk-
Children’s Book Reviews Reviews Written by Josie Hanneman Community Librarian, La Pine Public Library
“All the Things I Love About You” by LeUyan Pahm
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ing on hot coals. When he came across Grogan’s story, of his adventurous trip across Africa to win his bride, it caught Julian’s attention. It seemed just the sort of grand gesture to end his bachelor days, one last huge adventure. He would retrace Grogan’s footsteps. The book does an excellent job of moving between time periods. I can’t say I prefer the more modern conveyances of Smith’s journey to Grogan’s time. There is something about the romance, danger, and adventure of Grogan’s journey when everything was so blessedly untouched and rife with possibility. I rather prefer the idea of Africa wild and not yet fully humbled by the colonial yoke. But you have to give Smith credit, his journey is invigorating. The contrast between the two trips is tremendously interesting. Grogan won his lady love, they settled in Nairobi Kenya where they rubbed shoulders with Elspeth Huxley, Beryl Markham, and Karen Blixen. Grogan lived into his 90’s, a vigorous man always up to something. Gertrude was his companion until her death during WWII. We wish Julian and Laura an equally rewarding union. There will be refreshments and drawings for door prizes. The event is free and all are welcome. Call 541-593-2525 or e-mail email@example.com or stop by Sunriver Books & Music to sign up to attend. Book Clubs on Mondays at 6:30 in February have some interesting books to discuss. Feb 7th Mystery Book Club discusses Pale Kings and Princes by Robert Parker. Feb 14th Classics Book Club discusses Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Feb 21st Author Diane Hammond leads a discussion Seeing Stars for the Fiction Book Club. Feb 28th Non Fiction Book Club discusses 13 Bankers by Simon Johnson and James Kwak. Y
A Poem by Larry Dudley
Today I might have a chance To really learn about romance It took a lot for me to find Someone who is warm and kind To only look across a stream For the kind of love we all dream I look in awe up at the sky At the geese as they fly by To stand in place and honor them Who through their life together will stand In their life “Till death do us part ” Means just that and comes from the heart It’s never a question or a doubt To them it’s their only route Y
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A young girl, resplendent in her princess persona, spends a day with a fellow princess-friend, visiting the zoo, playing dress-up, creating a mess in the mud, and getting clean. The water color illustrations are bright, and the play date includes good lessons on friendship without being didactic. Ages 4-8. Y
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BUDDY THE CHURCH MOUSE VALENTINE’S BANQUET & MISS MOLLY
Buddy was so in love with Arlene…and now his mice family was living in the new Mouse House! A boy named Billy, a pre-schooler, got to play in the primary kids’ room while his folks worked as Janitors and cleaned the church. And sure enough, he spotted Buddy and quietly put some of his potato chip crumbs by the toy box. Billy just couldn’t wait to tell his friend Sammy about his ﬁnd. He didn’t dare tell his folks – the janitors! And certainly not the Sunday School Teacher!!! As the mice family developed and grew, their personalities were much like people’s kids: Wiggly/Willie Noisy/Ned Messy/Miss Molly Bold/Ben Clumsy/Charlie Bossy/Bev Well, the Valentine’s Day Banquet wasn’t far off, and for training, Arlene was taking the ‘messy mouse’ - Miss Molly to the dinner. Arlene told their family, “Miss Molly needs to learn about ﬁnding, gathering and help to bring some food back home to the Mouse House.” What a chatter – all the mice wanted to go… ”Quiet!!!!” said Buddy to his children. “We have to be careful the Primary kids and teacher do not hear and ﬁnd us.” At the Valentine’s Banquet, Arlene and Miss Molly quietly scur-
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ried into the girl’s bathroom, through the janitor’s closet and into the hallway where they could hear the fellowship room chatter. They could peek into the kitchen and see the FOOD – LOTS OF IT! Paper sacks and hand bags were stored by a corner cupboard. After the food was served and when silver started to click on the plates in the fellowship room, Arlene snatched some food and scurried to back track. She gave Miss Molly instructions to, “Grab some food and follow.” As mother Arlene left to go back to the Mouse House, Miss Molly jumped on a ‘great smelling, dirty’ handbag and fell inside. She jumped and jumped, but before she could get out, the people began to bring dirty dishes into the kitchen and clean up. Miss Molly didn’t dare make a peep! “Oh, Oh!” thought Miss Molly! Breathless, Miss Molly knew she had to ‘Be quiet!’ Before long, someone picked up the hand bag, dropped some leftover candy inside and walked out the door to go home…. ….I think somebody was UNAWARE they were taking Miss Molly to a new home! Oh, my!!! Y
Shots for Tots Clinic February 12th The Rotary Club of Sunriver is holding a free clinic for the public who have babies, toddlers, teens, that need to have their vaccination up to date. The Clinic will be held at La Pine Middle School on Saturday February 12th from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Directions: Hwy 97 to La Pine, west on 1st, travel past Ace Hardware, take right at La Pine Middle School sign. Park and follow the signs into the building where there will be personnel to directbuilding you. where there will be personnel to direct you.
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1. Octopi and squids: Cephalopods — octopi, squids and cuttlefish — may be some of the smartest animals in the ocean. After studying them, scientists have deduced that cephalopods are always trying to stay busy, as they hate being bored. They use tools, are efficient eaters, and can learn new skills. 2. Dolphins: Dolphins may love humans just as much as humans love dolphins. The highly collaborative marine mammal is also incredibly intelligent and communicative and may actually be the second-smartest animal in the world, just after humans. Their brains are 4-5 times larger than other animals’ brains who have similar sized bodies. They also have a well developed neocortex which helps them process emotion, recognize themselves in a mirror, demonstrate an ability for cultural learning, and understand abstract concepts. 3. Pigeons: Although they’re often associated with dirty, crowded urban environments, pigeons are productive animals with high intelligence. They have highly developed memories, recognize themselves in a mirror, and can identify even subtle differences between different objects. 4. Pigs: Pigs are known to compensate for their mud-slinging, trough-eating
ways by demonstrating high intelligence, but did you know just how smart pigs are? They’re very social and even emotional animals that can “play” computer and video games at least as well as chimpanzees. They have an excellent sense of direction and learn from each other, when they’re not trying to trick each other. 5. Rats: Rats may be one of the most abhorred creatures on Earth, but they’re still pretty smart and very resourceful. Rats are extremely adaptable and can almost always find an escape route, which is why they’re so resilient. 6. Squirrels: A slightly cuter version of the rat is the squirrel, another cunning rodent. Squirrels sometimes trick spying animals by pretending to hide their food in one spot, and then really finding a safer place for it when no one’s watching. After months have passed, squirrels can remember the exact place they stored their food, sometimes using clues to help themselves. 7. Crows: Crows may have annoying calls and scare away other, more attractive birds, but they’re so smart that even humans could learn something from them. Crows are very resourceful animals that turn all kinds of objects into usable tools for getting food from hard-to-reach places. They also have great respect for their elders, and watch older birds when they want to learn a new skill. 8. Bees: Bees have shown scientists that they are very in tune with the natural world, not just including pollinating flowers. They use the sun for direction, are punctual, and also have the ability to learn colors, sounds and even exact places. And if you’ve ever noticed a bee’s seemingly erratic flying pattern, you’ve actually watched it communicate to other bees the specifics of the food they’re finding. 9. Dogs: Scientists are still discovering just how smart dogs are. They’ve already proven to be loyal, good communicators and may have decent memory, and now scientists believe that dogs may have the ability to understand someone else’s point of view. Through tests, dogs have also proven to understand concepts and form real perceptions of things. 10. Elephants: Elephants are widely regarded as smart, efficient animals that use tools, groom themselves, and have even inspired robotics. A new robotic arm was modeled after an elephant’s trunk, which can pick up nearly any type of object and seamlessly move it and use it as needed. Elephants also have large brains — weighing around 5 kilos — and use objects to protect themselves, either as weapons or to intimidate their attackers. Article courtesy of http://pet-articles.blogspot.com. Y
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CHriStmaS at CHriStmaS valleY toffee Co. Written by Ken Mulenex, Photos Submitted by Ken Mulenex
What a great Truckers Light Parade and Christmas Bazaar this year. There were so many beautifully “lighted” decorated units. Then there was the Bazaar! What a terrific collection of Art & Craft vendors…and with Christmas music from the “Get What You Pay For” band, there was plenty of Christmas spirit! With everything that was going on and while moving around all of the vendors I happened upon, Robin Morehouse and “The Christmas Valley Toffee Company” booth. As the name plainly points out, the company makes Toffee. But let me tell you
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this, it is not just any old Toffee, this is fantastic Toffee! Proof for me was in the fact that so many people kept coming back to sample from the large sample plate that Robin had in front of her boxed candy and the sales taking place. And of course my own taste buds. Needless to say, I got my share of samples and crossed off my Christmas list several names with boxes of her Toffee. This Toffee has that perfect mellowness with a rich full flavor, without an over-sweetness or strong after-taste. The Toffee itself has a thin overlay of milk chocolate, and dusted with finely crumbled walnuts. It was such a pleasure to sit and talk with this inspired and purpose driven entrepreneur. It seems that Robin used to make her Grandma Carter’s Toffee recipe to give her friends as gifts. Everyone always said, “It’s the best toffee I’ve every had.” Jerald Simmons a local friend thought his Mom made the best toffee…until he tasted Robin’s”. With so much support and encouragement from her many friends & family, Robin finally decided to use the family recipe to make and sell her Toffee. Making any food product for sale in Oregon requires a state-inspected and “certified” kitchen. In late 2009, a friend let Robin use the kitchen at the Christmas Valley Lodge on Tuesdays, when the Lodge was closed. Robin would make three batches of toffee—approximately 36 pounds—in a day. When you learn how the toffee is made, that’s quite an undertaking. Robin knew that it couldn’t go on this way if the business was going to grow and be successful. Through a lot of effort and research into candy equipment and manufacturers, she found Savage Brothers in Chicago. This company makes a portable, table-top candy cooker. Robin flew to Chicago, made a couple of test batches in their kitchen and was sold. With a lot of work and her strong convictions she rounded up the money to add one to her budding enterprise With a lot more work, effort, planning and the new equipment, Robin doesn’t have to do the marathon sessions any longer, because she has her own certified kitchen. That is not to say that there isn’t still a lot of physical work involved, because there is! She still tries to make two batches a day, resting her hands and arms between sessions. Robin’s kitchen is bright and spotlessly clean. The toffee is made, 12–15 pounds at a time, in a big kettle on top of the stove. Robin starts out with pure butter and sugar, stirring constantly until it’s creamy and about 170 degrees. Then the almonds get added and more constant stirring, stirring, and more stirring until it’s around 300 degrees. It takes about an hour and 15 minutes of constant stirring for the toffee to reach just the right consistency and temperature. Then chunks of milk chocolate are placed in a baking pan and the hot toffee is poured over the chocolate. More chocolate is spread on top and walnuts are added. It sits overnight and then is carefully cut and packaged in half-pound or pound packages. Robin said that cutting the toffee to fit into the boxes might sound easy but it’s an acquired skill and is in fact an art. Robin’s toffee is the best I’ve ever tasted. If you haven’t tried it…you don’t know what you’re missing! And if you haven’t met Robin, you have missed a lady with a “Can Do” attitude and a real entrepreneur I have no doubt that some day Robin will have a thriving candy business. For now, you can purchase her Toffee in Christmas Valley at Forever Christmas Gifts, and the Christmas Valley Lodge, Twigs Gift Store in La Pine and soon from Robin’s website www. cvtoffee.com.
Love and Caring By T. Myers, Staff Writer
February! The Month of love! After the post-holiday doldrums, this is when we begin to turn our focus to the Valentine’s Day promise of celebration. The red, white and pink colors of cards and decorations and the deep rich browns of chocolates wrapped up for your special someone, gets the juices going and makes us realize that the really important thing in our lives is to love the people and pets that make our lives rich and fulfilled! Oh, there are other important things that happen every February, too. You can have a three-day weekend at President’s Day, or break up the holiday into celebrating Lincoln’s Birthday (dob 2-12-1809), or Washington’s Birthday (2/22/1732). In Oregon we also can celebrate the birth of our state on Feb 14, 1859. I personally enjoy celebrating all and any of these wonderful February dates. Here are a couple of ideas to help you make yours more special:
Washington “Yes, Father, I will not tell a lie. I chopped down the cherry tree,” George answered when questioned about the little tree that had been destroyed. This myth, (yes folks, it never happened), was added to our school curriculum in order to teach young boys and girls a lesson about being honest. For years it was common to buy and eat sour cherry balls, cherry covered donuts, and other cherry treats for Washington’s special day. Here is one of my favorites: Black Forest Cake: Get your favorite chocolate cake mix and make it according to your recipe. Pour the batter into three layers. Bake, cool and prepare to frost with both butter cream frosting and heavy whipped cream between each layer. Assemble the layers: cake, frosting and cream, but leave the whipped cream off of the top layer. Smooth out the butter cream and frost the sides. Use a decorating tube to put a rim around the top and be sure that it is ½ inch or more deep. Open a can of sweet cherry pie filling and spoon it over the top to cover. Use decorative dollops of whipped cream at the edge of each possible slice and reserve more for serving the dessert. Lincoln When a customer came into the store where Lincoln was a clerk and left without his dime change, Lincoln walked two miles one way to return the ten cents, gaining the reputation of being very honest, hence the name, Honest Abe. This was another story every American child learned early on. (Honesty is definitely one of the characteristics that continues to be important to us all and we want to see honesty in our leaders). Besides drawing the little black on white silhouettes that we all crafted in school when we were kids. Here is a treat we used to love back in the dayLincoln Logs: Dry ingredients: 2-1/2 cups flour, ½ cup cocoa powder, and 1teas. soda, then 1 teas. salt. Blend 1 cup of butter/margarine with 1-cup white and 1 cup brown sugar. Cream together until fluffy. Add 3 eggs and blend. Finish with 1 teas. vanilla and if you are daring add 3 teas. strong coffee to bring out the chocolate flavor. Add the dry ingredients and mix. The dough will be stiff. Use a spoon to grab a walnut sized piece and roll it into a 2-inch stick shape. Roll the completed strip in a mixture of white sugar and cocoa powder and then in finely chopped walnuts. Bake for 12 minutes at 350 degrees. The little brown cookies make a great treat for President’s Day. Valentine’s Day The history of Valentine’s Day goes back to early Christian martyrs, but it was not until Jeffrey Chaucer wrote his poem about High Courtly love in the medieval period, when the date began to take on it’s modern traditions. February 14th was set aside as a court date for love contracts and betrayals. Originally for intimates only, we celebrate it today to show our love for all of our loved ones. Love Jell-o: grab a small box of cherry jell-o and cut the water you add so it is 1-3/4 cup total. Let it start to set up while you soften an 8 oz. package of cream cheese. Using a mixer or whisk, beat the Jell-o and cream cheese together and pour it into a chocolate graham cracker crust. Refrigerate until set. Top it with Oregon Sweet Bing Cherries and some whip cream. This is easy, it’s pink, red and chocolate. What could be better? Bob Appetit! Y
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wHere You CaN BuY tHiS faNtaStiC toffee:
In La Pine: Twigs The Candy Jar Joe’s Barber Shop
In Christmas Valley: Christmas Valley Lodge Christmas Valley Feed Barn Forever Christmas Gifts
Robin Morehouse Phone: 541-420-0215, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (Parts of this article appeared in the December 2010 issue of the Outback News of Christmas Valley. With Permission of Denise Newell, Publisher & Owner–Outbacknews.net.) Y
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Photography Who (or What) Do You Want In Charge Of Your Photos? By Michael C. Jensen, JensenOne Marketing & Photography – www.jensenone.com
This month I’d like to tell you about a few more technical parts of photography. It’s more manageable on the higher end point & clicks, as well as DSLR’s, but fixable with other formats as well. File format – If you read my article in December about all the new cameras on the market, most of the ones I mentioned have several types of file formats available. Think of your camera as a mini computer, because that’s really what it is! It reads ones and zeros and converts them into light source, color, pixels etc. and eventually you get an image. File format makes a BIG difference in how you are able to process, display and view the photograph after it is taken. So, who do you want to be in control? You, or the camera? Let’s start with the most known of the two: Jpeg - The term “JPEG” is an acronym for the Joint Photographic Experts Group which created the standard. In computing, JPEG (pronounced JAY-peg) is a commonly used method of compression for digital photography images. The degree of compression can be adjusted, allowing a selectable tradeoff between storage size and image quality. JPEG typically achieves 10:1 compression with little perceptible loss in image quality. JPEG compression is used in a number of image file formats. JPEG is the most common image format used by digital cameras and other photographic image capture devices. So, the bottom line is, if you load a Jpeg file on almost any computer, it should be able to read it. RAW (or Camera RAW) - A camera raw image file contains minimally processed data from the image sensor of either a digital camera, image scanner, or motion picture film scanner. Raw files are so named because they are not yet processed and therefore are not ready to be printed or edited with a bitmap graphics editor. Normally, the image is processed by a raw converter in a wide-gamut internal colorspace where precise adjustments can be made before conversion to a “positive” file format such as TIFF or JPEG for storage, printing, or further manipulation, which often encodes the image in a device-dependent colorspace. These images are often described as “RAW image files”, although there is not actually one single raw file format. In fact there are dozens if not hundreds of such formats in use by different models of digital equipment (like cameras or film scanners). Raw image files are sometimes called digital negatives, as they fulfill the same role as negatives in film photography: that is, the negative is not directly usable as an image, but has all of the information needed to create an image. Likewise, the process of converting a raw image file into a viewable format is sometimes called developing a raw image, by analogy with the film development process used to convert photographic film into viewable prints. The selection of the final choice of image rendering is part of the process of white balancing and color grading. Like a photographic negative, a raw digital image may have a wider dynamic range or color gamut than the eventual final image format, and it preserves most of the information of the captured image. The purpose of raw image formats is to save, with minimum loss of information, data obtained from the sensor, and the conditions surrounding the capturing of the image (the metadata). Whew! That’s a lot of technical jargon. Sorry, but it’s important to give it to you straight. The bottom line is this. I almost always shoot in RAW! Why? Because I get control of how the photo is manipulated when I bring it up in a photo editing software like Photoshop or Lightroom. If you really get excited about this kind of stuff, or you really want to learn more, sign up for my Photoshop 101 class offered thorough COCC on February 26th at La Pine High School! White Balance – You know how some photos get when you take them indoors under less than the best of lighting conditions? They may have a Yellow or Blue hue to them. That’s determined by the White Balance, and it is a manageable condition! Yeah! White balance (WB) is the process of removing unrealistic color casts, so that objects which appear white in person are rendered white in your photo. Proper camera white balance has to take into account the “color temperature” of a light source, which refers to the relative warmth or coolness of white light.
At its simplest – the reason we adjust white balance is to get the colors in your images as accurate as possible. Now, the cameras I use have the ability to shoot in both RAW and Jpeg mode at the same time. So a few Friday’s ago I went to the La Pine High School Basketball games for a little experiment. Here’s a perfect example: Here’s some great photos of the cheer squad going through one of their routines. Anyone who says these kids are not athletes has never really seen the preparation they go through. One photo was taken in Jpeg mode without a White Balance adjustment, and the other was taken in RAW mode with the WB adjusted. Clearly you can see the difference. The Jpeg mode photo has a very yellow tint to it. The color temperature is WAAAAY off! The other photo is just about a perfect exposure. I have adjusted for color by setting my camera to a custom WB setting for fluorescent lights. Most of the info here is probably written in your camera’s instruction and operations manual. Have you read it? I take mine everywhere I go. It’s in my camera bag! Want to learn more, sign up for my photography classes through the La Pine Parks and Rec District, or my Photoshop Class through COCC. Photography 201 Tuesday March 1st 6pm - 9 pm, & Tuesday March 8th 6pm - 9pm Get more out of your digital camera. Take your camera off auto in this hands-on class and start taking better pictures. Learn about exposure value compensation and reading the histogram. Bring your digital camera and user guide. Students taking this class may also be interested in Photoshop Elements. Prerequisite: Photography 10I or some computer and digital camera experience. Price: $50 Course#1007 Location: Parks & Rec Office 16405 1st Street, La Pine, OR 97739 Advanced Photography Techniques Tuesday April 19th 6pm - 9 pm, & Tuesday April 26th 6pm - 9pm Prerequisite - Approval of instructor, or a previous class attendance. This workshop will completely expand your photographic capabilities. Working completely in Aperture Priority, and Manual, we’ll work on advanced techniques such as Macro photography, High Dynamic Range (HDR), Panoramas. Price: $50 Course#100X Location: Parks & Rec Office 16405 1st Street, La Pine, OR 97739 Beginning Photoshop Saturday February 26th 9am-4pm Where: La Pine High School Cost $59 Transform ordinary photographs into extraordinary pictures with Photoshop, the industry standard for enhancing digital photographs for print and websites. Hands-on ecercises will give you a solid understanding of the basic tools and concepts such as layer manipulation and effects. Prerequisite: A working knowledge of either a Windows or Mac computer is essential. Register today at http://noncredit.cocc.edu Y
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Calendar of Events
FEB 12th POKER RUN - 9:00 am - 3:00 pm at 10-mile snow park up on Paulina Road. $5.00 per hand * Food for donation * Beverages. Sponsored by the La Pine Lodgepole Dodgers Snowmobile Club. Contact Tammy Bice at 541-771-3644.
FEB 12th HOLY REDEEMER ANNUAL SPAGHETTI FEED FUNDRAISER FOR YOUTH - 16137 Burgess Rd, La Pine. $5.00 per person
FEB 2nd CASCADE LAKES RELAY MEETING - 6:00 pm at Mid-
state Electric Conference room for the first meeting. 16755 Finley Butte Road, La Pine, OR 97739
FEB 5th SUNRIVER ARTIST RECEPTION - A new art exhibit will open at the Sunriver Area Branch Library on Monday, January 31, 2011, and will continue until Friday, April 29, 2011. The exhibit features the wood carvings of local artist Ray Dodge and the drawing and paintings of Mike Beeson. The Friends of the Sunriver Area Library will be hosting a free reception for the artists on Saturday, February 5, 2011, from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. Ray Dodge will discuss his wood carving at the public reception. The public is invited to attend the reception for an opportunity to meet both artists, and to view the exhibit during regular library hours. The library is located at 56855 Venture Lane in Sunriver. For questions about library hours, Colorado Cutthroat, a woodcarving by Ray Dodge please call 541-312-1080. FEB 6th SOUPER BOWL PARTY - 1:00 pm at the La Pine Commu-
nity Kitchen, 16480 Finley Butte Rd. Entry fee is $10.00. There will be soup, chili, chips, dip, hot wings and beverages. Please bring can food for those in need.
FEB 11th-13th OHSET FIRST MEET - The Oregon High School
Equestrian Teams (OHSET) of Central District will have their 1st meet February 11-13 at the Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, Hooker Arena, in Redmond. The Central District has about 130 riders from teams in Bend, Crook, Dufur, Hood River, Lakeview, La Pine, Madras, Mountain View, Pendleton, Redmond, Sisters, Summit and The Dalles/Wahtonka Union (TDWU). Each day usually starts at approximately 8:30 a.m. The meet is free and vendors will be on site.
FEB 18th-20th TWELFTH ANNUAL BEND WINTERFEST
- buy tickets at church. For more info: 541-536-3571.
FEB 12th VALENTINE’S DINNER & CONCERT TICKETS AVAILABLE
Join the Sunriver Music Festival for an evening of delicious food, wine & a full concert featuring jazz singer, songwriter & pianist Michael Kaeshammer, at the Festival’s Feb 12th Valentine’s Dinner & Concert. The romantic evening begins at 6 pm at Sunriver Resort’s Great Hall and features a special three-course Valentine’s Day menu created by Sunriver Resort’s chefs. Tickets $75 per person. Info & tickets - 541-593-9310.
FEB 14th REAL ESTATE FORECAST BREAKFAST - Bend Cham-
ber of Commerce will present its annual Real Estate Forecast Breakfast on Monday, Feb 14th, at Bend’s Riverhouse Convention Center. The event begins at 8 am with a buffet breakfast and features speakers John Mitchell and Steve Scott. $45 per person. Info & reservations - 541-382-3221.
FEB 14th VALENTINES DINNER AT THE RED ROOSTER - 4:00
pm - 8:00 pm, at the Red Rooster Coffee House. Join us for a romantic candlelight dinner of Prime Rib, Baked Potato, Creamed Corn, Green Salad, Rolls and Dessert all for $12.50. Reservations Required, call 541-536-5181.
17TH PARKINSON’S SUPPORT GROUP MEETING - Starts 2:00
to 3:30pm at Midstate Electric Community room, 16755 Finley Butte Rd, La Pine. Future meetings will be held on the 3rd Thursday, every month. Those affected by Parkinson’s including family and caregivers are welcome. Call 541-536-3073, Jerry Chinn for more info.
FEB 18th LA PINE CHAMBER BREAKFAST - Come and join the
Chamber for their monthly networking Breakfast at the La Pine Senior Center from 7:45 am to 9:15 am. Open to Chamber Members and their guest. Speaker, Sponsor, and lots of networking. Cost for the Breakfast is $8.00. Call the Chamber for more information and to reserve a seat, (541) 536-9771.
FEB 24th CENTRAL OREGON WRITER’S GUILD - meeting fea-
tures Pamela Hulse Andrews, founder and owner of Cascade Publications, Inc. (CPI), who will speak on the topic “Online Publishing.” Pamela Hulse Andrews of Cascade Business News will speak at the Central Oregon Writers Guild’s on the topic “Online Publishing.” The meeting is at the Redmond Library, 827 SW Deschutes, Redmond, from 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. The meeting is free and open to the public. For information about the Guild, contact President Elsie Rochna at 541-923-0896, firstname.lastname@example.org, or go to www.CentralOregonWritersGuild.com.
Sponsored by OnPoint Community Credit Union. Experience winter sports like snowboarding and skiing competitions at its best - includes live music, ice sculptures, exciting motocross stunts and more. For details, visit www.BendWinterfest.com or call (541) 323-0964. Tickets are on sale at www.BendTickets.com WinterFest Buttons are $6 in advance, $7 at the gate. Buttons are good for all three days of WinterFest! (photo provided by Winterfest)
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Calendar of Events FeBRuARy 2011 (cont.)
Preschool and Childcare Fair
FEB 26th ANNUAL AWARDS BANQUET La Pine Chamber 2011
- ‘50s Cruise on the Ms Newberry. Boarding starts at 5:30pm at the La Pine senior Activity Center.
26th THE ANNUAL FAN EVENT AT BROKEN TOP CLUB 2011 HOLLYWOOD PARTY 5:30 pm. 62000 NW Broken Top Road, Bend.
Come Be a star for FAN and WALK THe ReD CARPeT. Join us for an evening out to support the Family Access Network. Visit www.familyaccessnetwork.org for more info.
FEB 26th FAMILY DAY AT HIGH DESERT - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm,
courtesy of Mid Oregon Credit union. The “Free Family saturday” complimentary admission program supports the educational mission of Mid Oregon Credit union by providing the community with the opportunity to explore wildlife and living history right in Central Oregon’s backyard. Y
CHALLENGE DAY FUNDRAISER AT PASTINI!
Lower your hunger whle raising money for a good cause. Mon & Tue - February 7 & 8 - eat at Pastini 50% Of net proceeds Goes to serendipity west foundation to help bring Challenge days to the middle schools and high schools in Central Oregon. Bring ad below or mention seReNDIPITy WesT FOuNDATION when you order. Good for lunch, dinner and take-out. Lower your while Tell everyone you know to eathunger at Pastini at the Old Mill - 375 sW raising money for a good cause Powerhouse Drive. see ad below. Y
What: 2011 pre-school & childcare fair When: february 26, 2011 Where: st. charles Medical center Time: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. specialized events is excited to bring you the 7th annual preschool and child care fair. we would like to take this opportunity to invite you to participate in the 2011 event. we are looking for sponsors, booth participants and guests to join us at the event! we are committed to bringing you the best resources central oregon has to offer. the preschool fair is designed to provide a fun and information-filled day for parents to meet and view the choices they have for preschools in central oregon. the fair presents a wonderful opportunity for you to share your ideas and philosophies to area families, and promote enrollments. in addition, we invite local businesses in related fields to offer parents information on various products and services. For more information or to secure a booth please contact Amanda Gow or Kim Thompson with Specialized Events at 541.385.7988 Find us on Facebook under the Central Oregon Preschool and Childcare Fair. Y
MON & TUE - FEBRUARY 7 & 8 TH
FEBRUARY 2011 Grief Relief Support Groups
Reinvesting in life after loss is less painful when the journey is shared with others. In this eight week group participants will find hope, connection, and solace together. Tuesdays 10:30 - Noon Jan. 26 - March 15 or Wednesdays 5:30-7:00 pm Jan. 26 - March 16
Traumatic Loss Support Group
Losses by suicide, homicide, accident and other forms of trauma bring participants together for sharing, comfort, and support towards healing. Thursday 5:30 - 7:00 pm Jan. 27 - March 17
My Friend’s House
For children and families who have experienced a death loss. *Contact Eileen for current group dates at 541-382-5882.*
An open, drop-in group for anyone anticipating or currently experiencing the loss of an animal companion. Tuesdays 6:00 - 7:30 pm *Call Sharen at 541-382-5882* All groups are open to the community at no cost are are held on site at Partners In Care. *Unless otherwise indicated, call 541-382-5882 to register.
Hospice Home Health Hospice House Transitions
of net proceeds
GOES TO SERENDIPITY WEST FOUNDATION Just bring your flyer or mention Serendipity West Foundation. Tell everyone you know to eat at the Pastini at the Old Mill - 375 SW Powerhouse Drive.
Serving Central Oregon 24 Hours Everyday See Little d Technology’s ad on pg 6
2075 NE Wyatt Ct., Bend
Take out food counts! Just mention Serendipity West Foundation when you order.
For local monthly & weekly meeting schedules go to: www.NewberryEagle.com click on Community Directories
Ryobukai – School of Martial Excellence
By Professor Sensei N. Peterson
“Same school, same family since the year 1320”
“It’s not about what the Dojo looks like, it’s about the knowledge contained within it.”
Photo by Professor Sensei N. Peterson
Education is the most important thing that we can give to our children. Our job as parents is to help better themselves and excel more than we did. That is every parent’s dream. I plan to write a series of articles to help parents make an educated decision in the event they choose to allow their children, or themselves for that matter, to study the Martial Arts. But, it would best serve you if I gave a condensed version of my own background and training. World War II was at an end, but before the treaty was signed, the Emperor of Japan asked who was to occupy the country and help with re-industrialization. His suspicions were confirmed when the President told him that General Douglas MacArthur was the most qualified to do the job. The Emperor then told our President that, often the atrocities to both sides of place like Wake Island and Iwojima, if he was forced to deal with MacArthur, he would give his people the order to martyr themselves and jump into the
sea. He was not spouting empty words! President Truman was seeking advice on what to do when a young Captain Adjutant who sometimes frequented the White House – Ronald Reagan – suggested he knew someone who would qualify as a liaison between MacArthur and Hirohito. In fact, Reagan told the President it was the only outsider to ever sleep behind the castle walls and Hirohito actually called him friend. This was my father, Major General Clifford B. E. Peterson. Japan was far from being a bed of roses. We dropped two atomic bombs and the country was in devastation – no water, very little electricity, many injured, starving children, and the fact that both parties to the combat zones were forced to work side by side together. There was a great deal of animosity towards one another and it was unsafe for any child with parents involved in politics. The Emperor of Japan suggested to my father, that I be taken to a safe place and raised properly. I was taken to the Island of Hokkaido in north Japan. My father wanted me to grow up knowing “it takes all kinds of people to make a world”. I ended up raised in Japan – by the Japanese. This was a special place with very special people. They have been retainers to the Emperor (Samurai-Ka) for over 600 years. The place was called Maru-Yama, and it is a mountain fortress, its inhabitants still living in the 16th century. They still carry two swords and have yet to see a light bulb. Their airspace is protected by federal law. My family was the Tanaka Clan. They loved me, taught me, nurtured me. Martial Arts is what they do. For me it was a magical place. Between school and Martial Science, I worked 15 hours a day, seven days a week, until receiving my black belt in 1959. I am licensed by the Japanese government to teach outside of the country – a privilege awarded to only two people. I am a registered Coach by the United States (USANKF) under the auspices of the International Olympic Committee. These are a few of my qualifications. Next month I will write about “Women and Karate”. In Japan, when the Samurai left for battle, it was the women who protected the castle. Watch out boys! Don’t fool with Mother Nature. Y
THE NEWBERRY EAGLE • FEBRUARY 2011
by Bob Cox
Should You Worry about a “Bond Bubble”?
These days, many investors are focused on the volatility of the stock market. But if you own bonds, you’re probably looking at a different picture. In fact, bond prices have risen so much that there’s now talk of a possible “bubble.” If this happens — that is, if bond prices reach unsustainable levels and then drop sharply — how should you respond? Before we consider the likelihood of a potential bubble, let’s look at just why bond prices have risen so much. The chief cause is falling interest rates. When market interest rates decline, the price on existing bonds — which may carry higher rates — will rise. That’s because investors, seeking higher interest payments, will be willing to pay a “premium” to purchase those bonds. Bond prices are also being pumped up by the huge infusion of cash into bond-based mutual funds, spurred, in part, by investors’ concern over the stock market’s performance. Now, let’s return to the issue of a potential bubble. It’s almost impossible to predict such an event, but some factors would seem to lessen its likelihood. Although past performance is no guarantee of future results, bond declines historically have been less frequent and less severe than stock plunges. Also, while interest rates will rise eventually, they appear poised to stay relatively low for a while. Furthermore, as investors remain somewhat pessimistic about the pace of the economic recovery, they may continue to be leery of the stock market, choosing instead to continue putting money into bonds, thereby helping keep prices high. Ultimately, though, even if a bond bubble were to occur, it wouldn’t necessarily have a major impact on your investment success. Here are a few things to consider: Hold bonds until maturity. If you buy bonds for the income they provide, there’s typically no need to sell them prior to maturity. No matter what happens
to the market value of your bonds, you will receive the same regular interest payments. And when your bonds mature, you’ll receive all your principal back, unless the issuer defaults — an unlikely event if you purchase “investmentgrade” bonds. Build bond ladders. You can’t always anticipate changes in interest rates, but you can prepare for them by building a “ladder” of bonds of varying maturities. When market interest rates rise, you can reinvest the proceeds of your maturing, short-term bonds into the new bonds being issued at the higher rates. And when market rates fall, you’ll still have the higher rates of your long-term bonds working for you. (Generally speaking, longer-term bonds pay higher interest rates than shorter-term bonds; this is to reward investors for the greater risk, and built-in inflation expectations, of the long bonds.) Be sure to evaluate the securities held within the ladder to ensure they are consistent with your investment objectives, risk tolerance and financial circumstances. Diversify. Of course, you don’t want to invest only in bonds. Try to build a diversified portfolio based on your goals, risk tolerance and time horizon that could include bonds, quality stocks, certificates of deposit, government securities, bond funds and other securities. Keep in mind, though, that diversification, while helping reduce the effects of volatility, can’t guarantee profits or protect against loss. Whether or not we see a bond bubble, these moves can help you — so give them a place in your overall investment strategy. This article was written by Edward Jones for use by your local Edward Jones Financial Advisor. Y
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THE NEWBERRY EAGLE • FEBRUARY 2011
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Love is in the Air...Literally
Yes, it’s getting to be that time of year again… the snow and cold not withstanding…when the animals of the planet (including humans) start pairing up. And since it’s February and Valentine’s Day is around the corner, I thought this month’s column should be about love…love in the bird kingdom. And besides, Wendy, my editor, told me that the theme of the Eagle this month would be about love. OK, it’s a stretch, but hang in there with me. In the world of birds, it is a well known fact that the birds that dress alike…whether they are male or female…pair and mate for life. That is, if the male and female birds
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have the same color and pattern to their plumage, they tend to mate for life. Some examples of this phenomenon that we can readily see in our area are: Golden Eagles, Bald Eagles, Trumpeter and Tundra Swans, and Sandhill Cranes. Mallard ducks do not fit this rule…you scoundrels, you. In and around La Pine are some truly wonderful bird watching areas. Not too far east from us on Highway 31 is The Summer Lake Federal Wildlife Refuge. This is an incredible birding area where novice and expert birders alike can view a plethora of migrating and permanent species. Their bird list of possible sightings is huge. (The Trumpeter Swan photo was taken there) Shorebirds, raptors, song birds, ducks, geese…the list goes on and on. This refuge is totally accessible. Just up the road from us is Smith Rock, offering another great birding venue. Along with a wonderful array of raptors is a mated pair of Golden Eagles that have been nesting in the same area of the rock for 22 years! (I think they must have worked out sharing the TV remote). In one rock spire, the female Eagle lives in the nest…all 2000 pounds of it…and the male lives 100 yards away in a separate rock spire in a cave of his own. If mom and the babies are threatened, she calls… and he comes to their rescue instantly. However, our favorite place for watching birds is out the windows of our home. Since we bought our La Pine home three years ago, we have identified 32 species of birds just on our bird feeders alone! They come and go with the migratory seasons. Some varieties we see all the time, some, like the Lazuli Bunting and Western Tanagers, we’ve been privileged to see only once. When these little critters show up in our yard, they don’t come to watch TV, they come to eat. And, wow, are they hungry. We are constantly filling the feeders and the suet holders. A small price to pay for their entertaining beauty. The photos of the Varied Thrush, the Western Tanagers, and the White Breasted Nuthatch (through a digiscope) were shot in our backyard. So, do you need an excuse to buy a new pair of binoculars? Y
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