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St. Vincent de Paul and Special Section pages 7 - 11 & 32

Local Red Cross Coordinator Travels to Tornado Country

By T. Myers, Staff Reporter Stu Martinez, La Pine City Councilman and community activist, is on his way to support the Red Cross Tornado relief efforts in the Midwest. He will be serving there for at least 3 weeks. On May 22, Joplin, MO and several other mid-west communities were hit by a series of several category 4 and 5 tornadoes that caused severe devastation and a serious loss of lives. The American Red Cross quickly moves into these severely affected areas right after an extra-ordinary event to help local people deal first hand with the emergency. Stu will be working alongside trained personnel (Continued on page 5)

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INDEX Advertiser’s Directory................................4 Book Reviews...........................................23 Calendar of Events.................................28 Children....................................................22 Crossword Puzzle.....................................21 Education & Schools.................................6 Equestrian...................................................9 Financial News and Views.....................30 Food & Recipes.......................................20

LOVIN LIFE for Seniors.......................19 - 21 Newberry Eagle Team............................26 Obituaries.................................................18 Photography by Mike Jensen................27 Pets...........................................................25 Rap Sheet.................................................24

Klamath County VISION..................15 - 17

REAL ESTATE............................................. 31 Recreation & Fitness.....7-9 & 32 Rural Living.................................13

Local News............................................1 - 6


Medical Team International Brings

Dental Van to La Pine By T. Myers, Staff Reporter

It’s a crisp May morning in the parking lot by St. Vincent de Paul’s, not quite 8 AM and the cars start arriving- patients who are about to visit the Dental Van sponsored by St Vincent’s and run by long time La Pine dentist David Dunscomb, now a Medical Team International volunteer dentist, with his La Pine cohorts, Debbie Stumbaugh who has been a volunteer since 2006 and lastly, FAN activist, Kathy Graves who has been with the program since 2003. All three make up the team that comes to La Pine each month to serve people in our community without dental coverage and who need dental services badly! Dunscomb explained that Debbie Stumbaugh is the organizer who keeps things running on the well equipped van. She works with supplies and is an assistant to Dr. Dunscombe. There is a waiting area and two dental chairs set up, one on each end, with a supply area and working counters between them. Kathy Graves, FAN network coordinator, works at the elementary school and helps organize the (Continued on page 3)

Local Chapter of American Red Cross Sponsors First Boot Camp By T. Myers, Staff Reporter

Midstate opened their doors to the first of several Boot Camps about Disaster Services in case of emergencies in our area. Local organizer, Stu Martinez, put together the training, inviting community members from all over eastern Oregon. The day long workshop is the training that is needed to be a certified volunteer in the Red Cross program for the area. These volunteers are then assigned to various duties by the ARC (American Red Cross) area Coordinator and workshop presenter, Bobbie Bourne, if we experience a major disaster like a wildfire, a flood, an earthquake or other catastrophes. Attendees from the local community and others from as far away as Burns, came prepared with their notebooks and pens, a completed volunteer application and several hours to learn about what the Red Cross is all about and some really specific information about how to get your community to pull together through the non-profits, churches, first responder agencies and neighborhood watches. They also had their photos taken for official ID. The courses they studied covered how to open shelters. Partici- (Continued on page 5)

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LA PINE CITY NEWS By Ken Mulenex, Mayor of The City of La Pine

“Friends of La Pine:

Let’s Clean-up The City”

The City of La Pine and the Friends of La Pine have rescheduled the “City Clean-up Day” for June 18th. As you may know the “City Clean-up” of the downtown area (Huntington Rd. & Hwy 97) scheduled for Saturday, May 21st was cancelled out of respect for Captain James Palmer of the La Pine Rural Fire Protection District and the fact of possible congestion of the downtown area associated with his memorial service. We are again asking for assistance from community groups and individuals who would like to see the city’s downtown cleaned up for all of us, and our expected summer visitors. The plan is based on forming teams with specific tasks assigned, supported by haulers, loaders and the like. The event is scheduled for June 18th, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. followed by a hamburger/hotdog picnic lunch at the new City Hall parking lot. Here is how it’s planned: at 8:30 a.m. we’ll gather at the new City Hall parking area (6th Street & Hwy 97), form teams and make assignments. We will then work until about 12:30 and then re-gather at the new City Hall for a great lunch. While more details will follow, if you have questions or are part of an organization who would like to participate, please contact me at 541-306-0159 or email: p

South Deschutes and North Klamath County Groundwater Protection Project Steering Committee Important Meeting Notice By Robert Baggett, DEQ I’m writing to let you know about the upcoming meeting of the South Deschutes and North Klamath County Groundwater Protection Project Steering Committee. The committee is inviting people with expertise in groundwater-related issues to provide the committee with information. This month’s expert is Jason Churchill, of Orenco Systems. Orenco develops wastewater management systems for individual properties and small communities. Please note that this meeting will be held on Wednesday, June 15, 2011, instead of our usual “first Tuesday of the We are currently month” schedule. waiving enrollment fees The steering committee, composed and offering great resort style of residents of South Deschutes and North Klamath counties, is charged with membership camping for dues only. identifying cost-effective solutions to p protect area groundwater.

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The committee will meet Wednesday, June 15, 2011 at 6 p.m. to discuss topics including: • Presentation by Jason Churchill, Orenco Systems, corporate/regulatory/ • Updates by the following subcommittees: • Options • Domestic well sampling • Spray field well data • Communications and outreach Location: Midstate Electric Community Meeting Room 16755 Finley Butte Road La Pine, OR Link to more info: asp?docID=3632 For more information, contact Robert Baggett at 541-633-2036 or via email at, or visit the the project website. p


Sign Ordinance Adopted




By Renee Kapp, All Ways Signs


BE INFORMED! You have a voice in the community. DOWNLOAD THE SIGN ORDINANCE: GO TO - click on La Pine Sign Ordinance.

GAP –What Does It Mean? On Wednesday, May 18, 2011, the City Council adopted the 46-page sign ordinance. There were several welcome changes after the April meeting and I want to inform all business people of the monumental significance of a period of time before the City takes over jurisdiction. It is called a GAP. In approximately six months, Deschutes County’s authority will transfer completely to the City of La Pine. Although the Sign Ordinance has been adopted, this gap of time will allow us to suggest improvements to that ordinance. At the May Chamber breakfast, Mayor, Ken Mulenex, and the Chair of the Planning Commission, John Thomas, suggested all businesses become engaged fully in becoming informed during this gap period. “There is a public process in place that treats everyone equally.” said Gloria Fleming, the Vice Chair of the Planning Commission. It is my intent to encourage all involved to use this process and know how the ordinance affects us. In five years we all will need to comply with these rules. Let’s not wait and be caught unprepared. Approximate

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The time to make suggested improvements. If you have downloaded the Sign Ordinance from the web site above, you may have noticed that it, like all government documents, is written in “legalese”. This unfortunate but necessary language is difficult to understand unless you are a lawyer. How do we know what questions to ask if we don’t understand the wording? Our City Manager, Rick Allen and I propose a monthly information session. I will write an article in the Newberry Eagle with graphics, to put the law in understandable language. We can then bring our questions forward and write these concerns to the City Staff, who will prepare reports to the Planning Commission and send to City Council. How better to partner than to engage with realtors, small business owners, investors, city planners, non-profits and community events organizers themselves! Therefore Dan Varcoe, Director of the Chamber of Commerce, has asked the Chamber, itself, to participate in this process. The June review will be a consideration of two issues: (1) Number of banners allowed for Community Events. (2) Square footage allowed for free standing church signs. Currently the Ordinance allows only one banner (up to 120 sq ft) for an event. No one feels that is enough. How long should a banner be posted and how do we manage clutter if we have too many? The second issue involves the size of church signs. Because many churches are in residential zones, the writers of the ordinance limited these to sixteen square feet. Our city’s residential zones (where churches already exist) are not comprised of sixty-foot lots, but rather two to ten acre lots. The scale, much larger than in average cities, changes the distance to read signs and simply requires the need for larger signs. If these issues concern you bring your suggestions in writing or in person. The June review session will be held Wednesday, June 8, 2011, at 10:00AM at City Hall. At the May 18th meeting, Stu Martinez reminded all the business owners of the important responsibility we have to become informed and then speak out. I thank the Staff at City Hall for their willingness to answer questions about the Sign Ordinance as we pursue this process and look forward to working with them in the months to come. We will certainly benefit from this section review if we take this unique GAP period, dig in and let all our concerns be heard. p

From Charlene Handsaker, USPS Food drive coordinator

Hello one and all, We, would like to THANK ALL the amazing people who made this one day so successful for all of your town’s (some of you helped states), food banks. Each one of you made a difference in your town, you were essential to help spread the word in ways we never could and you did! You helped make the 2nd highest One Day total in Central Oregon to date 64,292. Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! Although down from 2010’s amazing numbers, some of the towns did outstanding number of pounds. Break Down of Each Town Thanks for all your help! This is what you helped Bend = 36,688, Redmond = 10,905, do in one day 64,292 pounds of food, you made a Prineville = 9,095 difference. Madras = 5,668 , La Pine = 2,703, This years National total not in yet. Last years Sisters = 943, Culver = 908 National totals 77.1 million pounds.... in a day. All Terrebonne = 760 food kept in towns collected at most given to Powell Butte = 600, Sun River = 250 Neighborimpact food banks. p


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St. Vincent de Paul and Medical Team International Brings

Dental Van to La Pine By T. Myers, Staff Reporter

visit with Debbie. Dunscombe went on to explain, “…that the La Pine van is always full, unlike other areas.” That means that we have lots of people who are waiting for dental service and that the van’s day is completely booked for dental patients.(In other areas, there is often a lack of appointments scheduled for whatever reasons and it makes the cost of the van an expensive and wasteful time.) Debbie emphasized, “We serve Dr. David Dunscombe, adults with no access to dental care and Dental Van Dentist, and it is free to the uninsured people in the area. Sometimes we help those who are in terrific former La Pine Dentist pain and their teeth may not be restorable. We help lots of people who have had to wait too long!” She went on to say that the services are for people who live in La Pine and you can make appointments with St. Vincent’s Social Service Department. Jerry Crosby is the Social Service Director in La Pine. In order to get a Dental Van appointment you must call him at 541-536-6135. He will coordinate with Medical Team International to get you an appointment for dental work on the La Pine visit. The van comes here once a month and it is only a phone call away to get some help. Jerry explained that funding to bring the van to La Pine is

always a challenge. “It is interesting to me that David Dunscomb is the only Dentist to come to La Pine to help. We could use more dentists to volunteer and of course, we always need donations for the cost of bringing the van down here.” If you can help St. Vincent’s bring the van to La Pine with donations, or you are a dentist who can do some pro bono work for the Medical Team International Organization, there are opportunities to help right now! Call Jerry Crosby at 541-536-6135 for information on how you can make a big difference. p

Right: Kathy Graves, FAN Network Coordinator, stands in the waiting room ready to assist the next patient. Left: Debbie Stumbaugh in one of the treatment rooms getting ready to help a patient. The inside of the Van has 2 treatment rooms, a supply and work area, and a waiting area. p

Postal Carriers from La Pine Join with St. Vincent’s and the Community Kitchen to ‘Stamp Out Hunger’ By T. Myers, Staff Reporter

Excited postal carriers and representatives from St. Vincent de Paul and the Community Kitchen gathered on the dock in back of the Post Office to load up all of the food collected Saturday May 14th at the Stamp out Hunger Drive held by post office employees to help our community. Organized with help of Postmistress Jennifer Deveney, Katie Shandley and local La Pine letter carriers organized the drive and worked to collect food from patrons on their individual routes on Saturday, May 14th. There were two huge containers full of sacks and boxes to go

into the community Food Banks at St. Vincent de Paul Social Services building and La Pine’s Community kitchen. Jen Deveney estimated that the containers contained 2816 pounds and there are still some barrels to pick up throughout town to add to the total! Jerry Crosby pulled up in the St. Vincent’s truck and Chris Riggs and Tommy O’Doyle from the Community Kitchen came to help load everything from the dock into the waiting truck. After all of the items are collected and weighed, the food is divided equally between the two non-profits to stock their shelves for people in need.

La Pine Postal Workers: Jack Smeltzer, Sharon Connor, Alice Peterson, Jenn Deveney, Katy Weltch, Gene Martin and Cindy Glover. Not pictured Carrie Burnett and Karen Smeltzer.

The two organizations work hand-inhand to see to the needs of hundreds of local citizens who come to the agencies every year in need of clothes, food and shelter or hygiene items. St. Vincent’s is also able to help with some of the energy costs during winter and they support the dental van and often give dollars for emergency shelter or medical needs. The Kitchen supports a large daily lunch schedule Monday through Friday and they have an open pantry for many food items, as well as a box program like St Vincent’s to supply families with staples. Both non-profits work around the calen-

Jerry Crosby, St. Vincent’s, Katie Shandley and Chris Riggs from Community Kitchen load up the donated food to be distributed in our area.

dar to make things available for locals who look for the help. Donations to the St. Vincent retail store are sold to raise money to support the Social Services program. They have special reduced price days and specials where people can get real bargains and help others in the community when they shop at St. Vinny’s. The retail store works with the social service side to fill need vouchers for clothes and furniture when they are presented at the store. Jerry Crosby runs the Social Service side and Joy Croker handles the Retail Store. The Community Kitchen takes donations as well and these items are offered to whoever needs them. They have food available at their café style restaurant for people to come in to get a good meal and if participants need food to take home, the Kitchen has a regular daily schedule to dispense all needed items: food, clothing, pet food, blankets and other necessary ‘wants’. The letter carriers want to say thank you to all of their generous patrons who donated the hundreds of pounds of food items for the community. The full bins and barrels speak of a successful Stamp out Hunger drive again this year. p

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Do You Recognize This “Happy Face?”

LetterS to the Editor

Letters to the Editor are strictly the opinions and information of the noted author. The Newberry Eagle Newspaper remains unbiased in regards to all content expressed in this letter. Folks: Regardless of what stand you take, please submit your written testimony to the Redistricting Committee in Salem at Oregon Redistriction Committee <> , ASAP. (Individual addresses for all committee members are listed below, as well.) Possible topics to consider: Geography, Social and Economic Factors, Lifestyles and Interests, Changes Occurring, Agencies and Services, Groups and Affiliations, Community Assets, Representation and Current Districts and Community Interests. Proposed mapping right now is putting Sunriver and LaPine in District 55 which stretches down to Medford area. Is this what you want? I have heard that testimony from LaPine is very UNDER-REPRESENTED. I know the Committee is receiving testimony until May 25th. Let’s show them LaPine/Sunriver is just as important an area as any other, and yes, we do have a voice. Your testimony counts. We will not have an opportunity to submit testimony later. What we submit right now will be considered by the Sec. of State and or the Courts if the Redistricting Committee can not submit a bill the Governor will support. Please lend your support! From: Judy Forsythe

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Band of Brothers Temporary Meeting Change

The Band of Brothers meets Wednesdays at Gordy’s at 9am, but we will meet on Tuesday the 7th, same time, for that week only. Thank you, John Huddle


Banks are foreclosing daily Jobs are heading overseas These are scary times for sure It’s enough to bring us to our knees.

Who will help us in these times? Who will calm our troubled souls? There is one who keeps his promise Over all He as control.

Tornadoes more numerous and deadly Follow earthquakes and tsunamis These are scary times for sure Bringing disaster and disease.

Jesus said, “I won’t forsake you If you trust and follow me I will keep you safe, don’t worry I will set your spirit free.”

“Let’s Pull Together” The Deschutes County Weed Advisory Board and the “Let’s Pull Together” (LPT) event organizers are gearing up for noxious weed pulling events that begin Saturday, June 11 during Noxious Weed Awareness Week. The week’s weed pull events help to educate in preserving Central Oregon’s ecosystem from non-native noxious weeds. Noxious weeds are non-native invasive species that threaten our ecosystem. They not only smother growth of native plants, but they starve wildlife, use water and create allergens. Noxious weeds also can become tremendous ladder fuels that can radically change the speed and fury at which wildfires burn.

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Grange Flea Market Sale will not be held for the Month of June The June Grange Flea Market sale

will not be held this year. But, many of the Grange vendors can

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Local Chapter of American Red Cross Sponsors First Boot Camp

By T. Myers, Staff Reporter pants discussed how to identify facilities and community resources that would support a disaster event. The list covered training personnel for disaster response, being mindful of specific community needs and issues, planning to serve the clients who need help and education about preparing for a disaster. Non-profit organizations like St. Vincent de Paul or the Community Kitchen, local businesses, local governments (including City Councils, Fire and Police Departments) each had specific lists of preparedness and response activities to learn and practice. The history and mission of the International Red Cross were discussed and participants had a chance to learn firsthand the fundamental principles and disaster services that are available through the Red Cross. A major point of workshop education was centered around how a local chapter responds to a disaster: immediate assistance, sheltering, feeding, overall disaster assessment, setting up communications, staffing the emergency operations centers and coordinating with community partners and finally, returning home and how to deal with what you will find there. As a congressionally chartered organization with years of experience handling all of these areas, the Red Cross is in a unique position to lead in case of disasters. One of the interesting things that participants learned was that the American Red Cross is primarily made up of volunteers. Very little of the donated monies are used for paid staff. That means your money goes to help people in need by providing some direct services like preparing and serving food, reSharon Kelly and Corrine Martinez (Top). Mark O’Connell (bottom left). Carol Swendsen, LCAT.

Bobbie Bourne, American Red Cross Coordinator, leading discussion. uniting families, setting up or closing down shelters, health care. There are also some external services like working with the press, communicating to the public, working with government agencies and coordinating with partnerships to deliver efficient care to name a few. Besides the direct and external services offered, the Red Cross has individual client services, mass care for sheltering and feeding huge groups, information and planning, technology, logistics and staff services. All of these areas of coverage are manned by volunteers. And each volunteer must be trained and certified to help. There will be another Boot Camp training coming up in the future and Stu Martinez and Bonnie Bourne would like more local volunteers to sign up for the day’s training. For information about becoming part of the American Red Cross Volunteer program officially, call Stu at 541-536-1194 and sign up. p Continued from Front Page

Local Red Cross Coordinator Travels to Tornado Country By T. Myers, Staff Reporter

from all over the country while they try to sort out the needs for those hardest hit by the tornadoes during the last weeks of May. Stu has been the coordinator of the South County area for several years and was instrumental in setting up our first Red cross disaster training day on April 30th. When he returns, he will be organizing a second training event for people in our community that would like to be involved. (See accompanying article.) You can contact him for registration information through Wilderness Garbage at 541-536-1194. While he is back east, remember to keep Stu, the Red Cross and rescue personnel, as well as the stricken families and all of those affected by these storms in your thoughts. On behalf of the Newberry Eagle and those of us who live in the Central Oregon area, we want to thank Stu Martinez for his service and dedication. Stu is currently stationed in Birmingham, Alabama with the Red Cross and will work from there. If you are considering a a much needed donation to the Red Cross go to: www.mountainriver. for details. Each donation can be individually designated for relief efforts, the local chapter or for any part of what the Red Cross does. p

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La Pine High’s Jay Mathisen named 2011 Oregon HS

Principal of the Year

By Julianne Repman, Communications Manager La Pine High School’s Jay Mathisen was named Oregon’s 2011 High School Principal of the Year at a school assembly brimming with students, staff, and his family this morning. Mathisen will receive his formal award recognition at the Confederation of Oregon School Administrators annual conference in June but his students and staff wanted to be the first to share the good news with him. This is the second Oregon Principal of the Year award bestowed on Bend-La Pine Schools leaders in as many years. Last spring, R.E. Jewell Elementary’s Bruce Reynolds was named Oregon’s 2010 Elementary School Principal of the Year. “This back-to-back recognition of Bend-La Pine principals highlights the good work that is happening in our schools, even in these tough economic times,” said Governor John Kitzhaber. “Education leaders like Jay Mathisen, who are dedicated to developing staff, collaborating, and ensuring that students’ needs are met, are critical to our efforts to transform Oregon’s education system so that we can deliver better results for students, more resources for teachers, and better value for taxpayers.” Mathisen says he is humbled by the recognition and gives credit to his staff and students, “It has been a professional privilege to work with our staff these last four years in an effort to make La Pine High an outstanding high school.” “I couldn’t ask to work alongside a better group of people in that good work,” said Mathisen. “I am pleased with the recognition for the greater La Pine community and for our students at La Pine High.  They are why we roll up our sleeves every day - it is good to be a Hawk!” Under Mathisen’s four years of leadership at La Pine High School, the number of students meeting state standards has nearly doubled in Math and is up 23% in Reading and the dropout rate has been reduced from 7.4% to 1.7%. The school earned the state’s highest ranking, “Outstanding”, on this year’s Oregon Report Card and met Adequate Yearly Progress - for the first time in school history. p

By Pat Stone

The Race Is On

Do you know how fast your hair grows? And for you guys, do you have any idea how long your facial hair would be in a month if you let it grow? At La Pine Middle School Lori Henry, FACs teacher, has challenged the guys to do just that. Mustache May is in full swing at the school. There are nine male teachers Mr. Boen, Williams, Likens, Winslow, Johnson, Brown, Kalmbach, Beaudry, and Chavarin plus one of the custodians, Mr. Ryals, have joined the race. Each one picked a picture from a group of possible styles like Zappa, Fu Manchu, or Super Mario. The winner is the teacher that most looks like his selected style will receive a 60 minute massage donated by Jennifer Slater. Here’s the catch! The students are involved too. No not in growing facial hair but in the race of voting for their pick of who they think will win. Lori has asked the students to donate canned goods for the teacher they think or want to win. The clever twist to all this is that the canned goods will then be used for the American Cancer Society (ACS) Relay for Life event being held at La Pine High School June 25 & 26th. The canned goods will be used during the very emotional memorial Luminaria lap. Hundreds of white bags weighed down by the canned goods, decorated in Memory or in Honor of someone fighting cancer, will line the track as participants walk the track in silence and then through out the night. If you want to help sway the results of this race by donating canned goods please bring canned goods to the Middle School and leave them there for Lori Henry with the name of the person you want to win. All canned goods will be divided and donated to either LaPine Community Kitchen or St. Vincent DePaul after the Relay for Life event in June. If you want to have a Luminaria on the track during the Relay event, contact one of the numbers at the end of this article or talk to Mrs. Henry at the Middle school. (Relay for Life is a fund raising event for American Cancer Society. The event spans a 24 hour period, in different communities at different times, where teams have members walking the track at different times throughout the 24hours because “Cancer Never Sleeps”. The funds raised are used by ACS for Research, Education, Support, and Advocacy. In our local area we have two Cancer Resource Centers that help cancer patients and their families with gas cards, hotels, educational material, rides to the doctors, and the Look Good Feel Good program for women facing breast cancer.) If you want more information about the Relay for Life event please contact either Co-Chairmen; Pat Stone at 541-536-2258 or Carol Gray at 541-815-3616 or Luminary Chairman Lori Henry at 541-306-8635. p

“Jay demonstrates outstanding leadership abilities and exceptional vision,” said Bend-La Pine Schools Superintendent Ron Wilkinson. “He values relationships and has a clear commitment to his staff and students.” “La Pine High continues to make academic gains, offer more competitive coursework for students, increase graduation rates and student success across the board - and it takes strong leadership for that to happen - Jay is one of the best,” adds Wilkinson.

La Pine Middle School By Nanette McPherson, Office Manager A special thanks to the following businesses for participating in Career Day: Vocation Destinations @ La Pine Middle School this year. YOU made it a huge success and our students were engaged, interested and appreciative of the time you gave us. Thanks again for participating! Air Link Air Tech HVAC All Pets Smiling Mobile Veterinary Clinic Art Station-Paula Bullwinkel Bancorp Financial Services/Insurance Bi Mart Pharmacy Bryant, Lovlien & Jarvis, Attorneys @ Law Scott Buchanan - USAF pilot Crescent Fire Protection District Deschutes County Search & Rescue Deschutes Public Library Deschutes County Commissioner Eagle Lady Multimedia Extension Office, Youth Development Freshwaters Surveying Glenda Hyde, OSU Extension Highlander Motel/Shell Station KITC Radio Station Dr. Jason Kremer Kroma Hair Design

La Pine Animal Hospital La Pine Community Health Clinic La Pine Eyecare La Pine Fire Department La Pine Park & Rec La Pine Physical Therapy Little d Technology Midstate Electric Mt. View Design Josh Nagle, Oregon State Police Newberry Eagle Newspaper Newberry Hospice Dr. Casey O’Neill Precise Plumbing Sabai Wellness KTVZ TV Jim Stone, US Forest Service, retired South Valley Bank Tory Flory, Deschutes County Deputy Sheriff p

Moustache Styles

Mr. Johnson pointing to his moustache box

Moustache May

Recreation Equals Fun! Outdoors with The La Pine Peddler

The weather not withstanding, I just couldn’t stand it any more! I just had to go on a mountain bike ride! Having listened to so many people express my same feelings about the continuing winter weather, I had to get out there! Just like John Travolta’s line in the movie “Wild Hogs”, I said to myself; “…lets ride…I just want to ride”. The dictionary defines the word recreation in terms such as “refreshing” and “rejuvenating” and “invigorating”. I define the word recreation as fun! Whether your recreation is fishing, biking, skiing, or any number of other activities, these activities are easily accessible in our Central Oregon community. But for me, this day, the recreational activity of choice was mt. biking. Having a limited amount of time available, I decided to ride the trail system in the La Pine State Park. As you know, the park offers a plethora of beginner to intermediate dirt loops that are sure to refresh anyone’s mt. biking spirits. These loops are very popular with hikers as well.

Starting with the “McGregor” loop trail, I linked that trail with the “Fall River loop” trail, the “Deschutes River loop” trail, the “Couger Woods loop” trail and finally, the “Big Pine loop” trail. You’ve heard of “connect-the-dots”? Well, this was a “connect-the-loops” kind of day for me on my bike. For mileage, the loops added up to a total of 15+/miles of very relaxing riding, meandering through Lodgepole and Ponderosa Pine forests, along both the Deschutes and the Fall Rivers, and taking you through some spectacular scenery. If you choose, you can stop at the store in the park campground for some refreshment. Along the way, I saw no other riders, one hiker, four fishermen (but no fish), one squirrel, and, of course, no cars. Beauty abounds on this ride. The Fall River is beautiful this time of year, and the falls are big and spectacular. There is a lot of water in both the Fall River and in the Deschutes River. When I rode past McGregor Point, I looked for the Belted Kingfisher that my wife and have

nick-named “Millie”. She is usually sitting on a tree root that over-hangs the Deschutes, but this day, she was not there. With her red “belly-band”, the female Belted Kingfisher is one of the few birds in the bird kingdom where the female bird is more colorful that the male bird. The “Big Pine” loop brings you past some very nice homes (outside the park) and finally around to the “Big Tree”, billed as the largest Ponderosa Pine in Oregon. The tree is 8 1/2 feet in diameter, stands 191 feet tall, and contains an estimated 25,000 board feet of lumber. This baby is huge! This ride is highly recommended for anyone needing some easy, enjoyable riding. I liked this ride so much that two days later, my wife and I rode the same loop trails on our tandem mt. bike. And, like the dictionary says, when we were finished with the ride, we were “refreshed”, “invigorated”, and “rejuvenated”.

Article & Photos by Ollie Scheidemanp Biking at La Pine State Park

The Big Tree La Pine State Park

Located on scenic So. Century Drive South of Sunriver

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Fitness Listings & Offerings FREE Fun Fitness Clubs! By Wendy Korn Lead Reporter

La Pine:

Fit Zone 51630 Bluewood Ave (541) 410-3201 Offers: Classes in Zumba, Kickboxing, Personal Training, and Boot Camp.

Anytime Fitness 16487 Bluewood Place (541) 536-9779 Offers: 24-hour gym, Anywhere Access Club, various memberships New Owners of Anytime Fitness, Bridget & George Kohler, below

Studio Sabai 51546 Hwy 97, Offers: Yoga and kickboxing classes

Sunriver: Mavericks at Sunriver 18135 Cottonwood (541) 593-2500 Offers: Indoor basketball, rock wall, gym, pool, arcade, and yoga and spinning classes. Sage Springs Club & Spa at Sunriver Resort 57001 Meadow Road 1-800-801-8765 Offers: Gym, lap pool, indoor tennis courts, Zumba, water aerobics, yoga and more daily classes. p

Paulina Lake Lodge

and Resort - Take a Tour, Stay & Play! By Karen Brown, Paulina Lake Lodge

Road to Paulina opened on May 19th. Paulina Lake is open for the fishing season. Karen Brown reports, that 8,10,11,and a 12lb German Brown trout have been caught since May 19th. Anglers are limiting out on Kokanne size 12 to 16. Jigging and Trolling. taco bar at Paulina Lake Lodge Starts June 22nd right after Father’s day. Every Wednesday, 4pm to 7pm, until September. All you can eat for $8.00 p

By Wendy Korn, Lead Reporter The La Pine Park and Rec team is offering some exciting free groups for anybody age 14 and up. For more information on these clubs, contact the office at (541) 536-2223. La Pine Wild Walkers - a new group that likes to walk and talk while taking in the beautiful scenery. First informational meeting is Thursday, June 2nd at the John C. Johnson Building Community Room, 16405 First St. (across fomr the la Pine Library) from 7:00pm to 8:00pm. All are welcome and encouraged to get active. La Pine Running Club - a weekly running club with a new location around each time! Great way to get to know other runners and learn some new techniques. First meeting is Thursday June 9th at the John C. Johnson Center Community Room from 7pm to 8pm for an orientation and discussion of routes. La Pine Wheelmen - Do you love to ride your bicycle? Join this group every Tues. for a weekly evening summer road ride. Be sure to have everything you need including helmet, water, and tire kit. Rides will last about two hours. Meet June 7th at 5:15pm at the La Pine Event Center parking lot. p

Sunriver Resort Swimming: Three outdoor swimming pools are available to Sunriver Resort guests:

In the Newberry National Volcanic Monument

Now Open for Fishing! PRIME RIB DINNERS!

Saturday nights. Reservations required. Activities Include: Fishing • Hiking • Relaxing and Enjoying the lake & beautiful scenery! PRIME RIB DINNERS! SATURDAY NIGHTS

Reservations are required. Restaurant Open Thursday-Sunday 11 AM - 7 PM Friday & Saturday Diners (Reservations Please) Enjoy our Restaurant with Full Bar Open Year-Round


Call (541) 536-2240 for Dinner reservations, information or driving directions. Visit online at

Equipment Rentals: Paddle Boats • Row Boats • Canoes • Motor Boats and Patio Boats

The South pool is located next to the Great Hall and features a 50-foot water slide! Show your complimentary pool pass at the gate. The North pool is located at the Woodlands golf course golf course. Show your Resort Guest ID card for entrance. Lessons and classes are available. The Lodge Pool is located adjacent to the Lodge Village Guestrooms. Entrance requires a Sunriver Resort room key.

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La Pine Rodeo

Bull Riding • Bronc Riding • Bareback Riding Steer Wrestling • Barrel Racing • Calf Roping Breakaway Roping • Team Roping July 2 & 3 Mutton Bustin’ 1:00pm, Rodeo 1:30pm Rodeo Dance July 2nd @ 7.00 pm Homestead Tavern


General Admission $10.00 Seniors/Children 6-12 $8.00 Children age 5 and under are FREE FAMILY PACK $20.00 (Sunday only for 2 adults & 2 children)

Advanced Tickets Available At: Ace Hardware, Shop Smart, La Pine Chamber of Commerce, Rays, and High Lakes Feed Tickets also available at box office Sanctioned by NPRA, Pro-West & ICA Association

See Little d Technology’s ad on pg 3

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High Lakes Car Club To Host the 13th Annual Classic Car Show in La Pine

By NaDynne Lewis

The HIGH LAKES CAR CLUB is a group of people who have a common bond, in that they just love old cars! They started with about six people back in 1975 who met at the Gilchrist Restaurant, and later moved the meetings to La Pine for the convenience of more members. The Club now has 50-plus members, who come from as far as Crescent Lake, and still share the passion of owning -- driving, working on, and talking about -- classic cars. But, they also have a great sense of Community, contributing to many local organizations from proceeds of their annual Car Show and annual Swap Meet. They have supported the Boys & Girls Club, La Pine Park & Rec, American Red Cross, La Pine Christmas Baskets, La Pine Senior Center, the Community Kitchen, Family & Community Together, Future Business Leaders of America (La Pine High School), Little Deschutes Grange…and many others. On Saturday, June 25th they will be hosting their 13th Annual “SHOW-NSHINE” Classic Car Show. This event will take place at the La Pine SENIOR ACTIVITY CENTER on Huntington Road (next to Bi-Mart), from 9:00am to 4:00pm. You will see all makes and models of classic cars, from 1920’s up to 1975 - Lots of ‘50s and ‘60s cars, and classic LIVE MUSIC by Ed Criss & his band! There will be awards & trophies for 1st & 2nd place in all classes, plus Best in Show, People’s Choice, and a prize for the club with the most entries. There

Photo Provided by NaDynne Lewis

will be a “50/50” drawing -- always a big hit! Lots of raffle prizes, including several CASINO PACKAGES, & various types of raffle baskets. This year the specialty raffle will be a 1971 CHEVROLET ¾ TON PICKUP (4-speed, 350 V8 engine) with tickets at $5 each. Yes…it runs great! Tickets will be sold all day for all raffles, with drawings throughout the day, until all prizes are gone. The Valve Cover Races are a very popular part of the fun for young and old, and this year there will be a separate prize for the children’s division. Just build a race car from a valve cover and

you could win! Information & rules for building a valve cover car are in the entry form packet. The “Engine Blow” pool is another event that everyone enjoys, with a cash prize for one lucky person. There will also be show tee shirts and hats for sale. The great “Flame-On Catering” Staff at the Senior Activity Center will offer breakfast from 7:00am to 9:00am. Then for lunch they will have an outdoor barbeque with hamburgers and hot dogs, and a Beverage Court (pop & water). For dessert they will offer pie, plus an ice cream stand. Make Pie a la Mode!

This year there will also be a beer & wine garden for the adults. Lots of fun for the whole family -- SEE YOU THERE! ENTRY FORMS will be available at several places in La Pine, including Ace Hardware, Auto Parts Mart, NAPA, Harvest Depot, and the Chamber of Commerce, as well as some businesses in Bend, Redmond & Crescent. For more INFORMATION, please call NaDynne at (541) 536-5691 or Roger at (541) 5369336 Non-Profit Organization Tax ID #93-1195595 p

Summer Day Camps! July 11 - 15

July 11 - August 19, 2011

Heros & Survivors Celebrate our local heros with visits from Police, Fire, EMT and Veterans while surviving this wild & crazy week.

August 1-5

Ages 6-12

Treasure Island Shiver me timbers matey! Sail the high desert in search of buried treasure! Adventures abound on this pirate themed week.

July 18 - 22 Wild West

August 8-12

Step back in time to the wild west. Explore wagon train living, gold rush fun and adventures specific to Central Oregon.

Sports Channel Kickball, tag, capture the flag, croquet, badminton, flag football and cheer leading to name a few. It’s a week of fun and games!

July 25 - 29

August 15-19

Space Cadets Blast off into outer space! Astronomy, rocket building and even our own planet will be explored this week.

Imagination Unleashed Unleash your imagination! Drawing, painting, poetry, story telling, tie-dyeing... let your creativity shine!

Camp Schedule

Early Arrival 7-9am $20.00 Regular Day 9-5pm $85.00 Late Pick up 5-6pm* $20.00

*Campers not picked up by 6:00pm will be charged an additional $1.00 per minute.

Breakfast & Lunch Provided Register by stopping by the Park & Recreation office, 16405 First St., La Pine In the John C. Johnson Bldg. behind the La Pine Library Camps hosted at Finley Butte Park Maximum enrollment 40 campers per week

For more information call: Lynn Buck 541-536-2223


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Rendezvous! A Trip Back in Time Around 200 Black Powder enthusiasts braved the unseasonably cold and snowy weather over the Memorial Day Weekend to take part in the 25th Annual “Little Deschutes Rendezvous” south of La Pine. The event is hosted every year by the Ponderosa Mountain Men of La Pine. This is one of many similar clubs around the country who, with black powder guns and authentic period clothing and accouterments, return for a time to the primitive lifestyle of the original mountain men. What they are recreating are the rendezvous that brought trappers together with the fur companies in the early 1800s. These trappers became knows as “Mountain Men” as they traveled into the Rocky Mountains and the Cascades to trap beavers and otters to supply the fur needed for the fashion of the time. After a winter of trapping in the mountains the Americans would rendezvous with the fur companies on the east slopes of the Rockies to sell their furs and get resupplied for the next season. The Wilson family of La Pine has been participating in these rendezvous for many years. Toby Wilson enjoys hanging out by the campfire and doing things “the old fashioned way.” Both he and his wife, Jen, appreciate how “kids and just be kids” for the weekend. Now as then a rendezvous is organized by the “Boosway”. The Boosway for the Little Deschutes Rendezvous is Ralph “Stump” Torpin. He says he enjoys reliving this vital part of American history and he does it “out of reverence for our ancestors”. PMM President Roger Conard describes their Rondy as a great family event where people of all ages can participate together in a common interest. In fact, many of the youngsters are outfitted with their own rifles and participate in the shooting events set up just for the kids. Watching them shoot it becomes obvious that these youngsters have been taught well about how to handle a gun and to respect what it can do. They also are frequently crack shots. Shooters bring all kinds of period firearms to a Rondy. You find long guns like rifles and smoothbore

Written by Steve Coffee Photography by Steve Coffee

“trade guns” along with pistols and knives and tomahawks used in a wide variety of competition events. To be authentic everything has to be pre-1840. That means nothing that uses cartridges is allowed and no revolvers. (They hadn’t been invented yet.) Long rifles and pistols have to be reloaded after each shot by measuring the powder down the barrel followed by ramming the ball down with the ramrod, thus the moniker “muzzle loader” or “front stuffer”. Even though they use replicas of what the mountain men had in the early 1800s they are still just as dangerous if proper precautions are not adhered to. Both Torpin and Conard emphasizes that safety of all participants is a number one priority. “You really can’t stress safety too much.” Conard says. This attitude has paid off. In the now 25 years the PMM have been hosting their Rendezvous they have never had an accident. A Black Powder Rendezvous is more than a few days roughing it in the wilderness; it is also the camaraderie of being with others who share your same interest. Anyone wanting to find out more about Black Powder shooting and the Ponderosa Mountain Men can phone either Torpin (541 536 6050) or Conard (541 536 1807). p

Deschutes County Commissioner Tony DeBone and wife Kathy (far left). Emery Kahn, 7 (left). Kevin Urabane and son Luke, 17 (right). Turrell Wilson, 10, of La Pine. Even the youngsters can participate in many shooting events (bottom). Black Powder accouterments (bottom right).

“Full-time RV’ing”

By Wendy Korn

With its large RV sites surrounded by forest and sitemployee status because of her love for the Resort. ting on the Little Deschutes, the Bend/Sunriver location Julie gave me a quick tour in a golf cart around the of Thousand Trails is said to be one of the nicest ones in 283-acre park and even though it was raining off the country. Larry, a member of Thousand Trails says, and on, the grounds were beautifully maintained and “You just feel like you’re camping”. As a member, he ready for the Memorial Day weekend campers. Even has stayed at about 50 different locations and feels that the horseshoe pits were calling my name to go play there is only one that compares to the Sunriver location on them. the Magistrates in Tennessee. It’s all because of the natuThe Resort boasts year-round family fun, which ral environment surrounding his home on wheels. means a fun movie showing every night in their Families and full-time RVers, or retired people livFamily Saloon, or weekend activities and games like ing in their home on wheels, like to have things to do a banana split contest. They have a couple of welloutside of their travel trailers. After staring at four close groomed fields that can be used by large groups for walls and the same people for days, they want to stretch outdoor sports, or you can rent the lodge for a special their legs and take in the scenery. At Thousand Trails, event (and stay dry inside!). they can enjoy a couple of different heated pools and Within the past year this site has opened its doors Larry and his dog Jessie sit outside his RV at Thousand Trails a jacuzzi, take a dip in the river, or even rent a kayak. to the public. The exciting news is that you don’t Park in Sunriver. He’s a full-time RVer and will stay for The RV Resort is in perpetual upgrade mode to keep its have to be a member to camp here anymore. This another six weeks until he moves on to the next ideal campers satisfied, and at the time of writing this, the pool new policy allows travelers to reserve an RV space RV spot in the country. cabanas are being remodeled (therefore out of order for and use all the amenities they like. If you don’t own a little while). an RV just yet, try renting a cottage, yurt, or cabin “I’m very proud of this park”, said Julie Put in a recent interview. She is the and enjoy the heated pools, jacuzzi and amenities at the Resort. new Resort Manager (she started in March 2011), and is wildly passionate about For more information about the Thousand Trails Resort, call (541) 593-8494 to this park. She was a long-time member of Thousand Trails and decided to shift into speak with somebody directly. Or call 1-877-362-6736 to reserve your space. p

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Rural Living June is the month that the intrepid gardeners in La Pine normally begin to plant their vegetable gardens outdoors with a mixture of starts and seeds. This has been an even colder and more dismal spring than usual, so it is with crossed fingers that we set our hopes on the promise of summer. Gardeners around here have come up with several ways to mitigate the challenges of the cold nights and poor soils. Raised beds and garden blankets protect vulnerable plants from the cold. Composts, manures from horses, rabbits, and chickens enrich the soil. It has been brought to our attention this year that a new threat has arisen regarding potentially toxic manure and compost. Unfortunately, Dow Chemical Company has been marketing several products to farmers who raise hay for horse feed that contains a weed killer. This weed killer, Milestone (as well as others that contain herbicides called pyralids), lingers in the horses that feed on this hay, passes into the manure, and even survives composting. So, if it is used to fertilize vegetable gardens, it will kill most broadleaf plants and legumes. Potentially, it could damage your garden for five to seven years. The April/May issue of Mother Earth News has the depressing details. So, take some care and try to find out what the horses from which you get manure have been eating. Our local Grange has passed a resolution for me to bring to the State Grange meeting to fight the sale of this hazardous product. Greenhouses also provide protection from the challenging weather. Locals have come up with many innovative designs that use passive solar, heaters, stoves – even digging four feet underground to furnish heat and insulation to seedlings and cold-sensitive plants such as pole beans, cucumbers, peppers, and tomatoes.

All these can be seen on the “La Pine Chicken Coop, Greenhouse and Garden Tour” July 23rd. It will be a terrific tour and lots of fun. (See ad below)

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Planning Your Happy, Harmonious, and Productive Garden By Pam Cosmo, Granger

Rhubarb Pie - one thing you can eat from your backyard in June! Another way to help your veggies thrive is to plant them together with other herbs and flowers that help to discourage bugs and pests. Planting dill with your cabbage family helps to discourage cabbage moths. Marigolds planted with your greens wards of other bugs. We noticed last year that mixing cauliflower with taller vegetables, such as Brussels Sprouts and broccoli, provided shade that helped form larger cauliflower blooms. From a book on companion planting, we learn that beans like rosemary. Beets thrive with chamomile. Kale and turnips prefer mint, thyme, and

chamomile. Tomatoes enjoy the company of basil, mint, and parsley. Carrots are partial to sage, chives, dill, coriander, and leeks. Do not plant garlic next to peas, beans, cabbage or strawberries. Apparently they do not get along. Who knew? With all the natural disasters that are reducing the growing season in much of the major food producing areas of the country, local food production becomes even more important this year. So, go for it, Gardeners! Best of luck – and hope to see you at the Grange! p

La Pine’s First Annual

Coop & Garden Tour

Hot Houses & Hen Houses Saturday, July 23, 2011 9:00am to 3:00pm Admission $8.50 Per Car, Includes

“We’ve got everything ready.”

Tour Map & Booklet

“Girls! Are your feathers fluffed up, and ready to show off? We are expecting car loads of guests!”

Poultry Friendly Zone!

Purchase in La Pine at: Little d Technology, La Pine Chamber of Commerce, High Lakes Feed, La Pine Feed & Pet Supply, L & S Gardens, Little River Nursery, Twigs Gift Company, Books, Boxes, & B.S., and the Restore. In Bend at: Country Feed & Pet Also sold in Crescent, Chemult, Bend, & North Lake County

Visit the website for details: For more info call: (541) 536-3007

Proceeds Benefit Newberry Habitat for Humanity and The Little Deschutes Grange

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Parents Involvement Can Help Ensure Safe Summer Parties

Summer is right around the corner. Kids have more free time, and with it opportunities to host and attend parties. There are many ways for parents and caregivers to help their kids stay safe at parties. If a party is being held at your house: • Establish clear rules. Before the event, talk with your child about your expectations. Kids may not admit it to their parents, but they need limits and they do listen. • Help plan activities. Kids who are bored will look for something to do that they think is “exciting.” • Know the guests and contact the parents of the children who will be attending. Share your family’s rules and encourage parents to ask questions. • Monitor the party. Check on things regularly. Just because a party is at your house doesn’t mean everything will be OK. Children may not like it, but it’s important to put safety ahead of your popularity. Aim for a ratio of at least one parent for every eight children. • If you have alcohol in the home, be sure it is stored in a secure place. • Monitor the transportation. When parents drop off their child, verify with them who will pick up the child. Unless prior arrangements have been made, be sure children go home with their parents.

Consider forging a “safe parties” agreement with your child. Such agreements establish guidelines for parents and children about party plans, time limits, transportation, supervision, rules that restrict uninvited guests and other issues. For more information about “Party Safe Homes”, contact Mary at 541-536-5002 or Samantha at 503-871-4135. Brought to by Think Again Parents of South County. Reprinted with permission from Oregon Partnership, a nonprofit substance abuse prevention education and referral agency.

Brought to you by Think Again Parents of South County (TAPS). To get involved contact Mary at 541-536-5002. p

Thank you for Making the Community Forum a Success Brought to you by Think Again Parents of South County (TAPS)

The Think Again Parents Coalition would like to thank all those who attended the Community Forum held May 3rd at La Pine High School. We would also like to thank those presenters who offered up their time, enthusiasm and great information:

Ken Mulenex – Mayor and evening Facilitator Justin Cutler – La Pine Park and Recreation – What programs are available for the If your child wants to attend a party, call the parents who are hosting it and introsummer. duce yourself. This conversation is a great opportunity to ask questions such as: Robert Metcalf – La Pine High School – sharing specific data around local youth. • What activities are planned? Dee Ann Lewis – Fact – upcoming skill trainings for parents • What area the host family’s values and rules about things such as underage drinkDan Varcoe – La Pine Chamber – How local businesses can get involved ing, and is there a plan if a child brings alcohol to the party? Debbi Mason – La Pine High School – Aspire program and mentoring youth • Will the party be chaperoned by adults? Do they need extra help with supervision? Chris Riggs – La Pine Community Kitchen – provided a wonderful light meal • Is there a phone number where the adult hosting the party can be contacted at We would also like to thank Boys Scouts, 4 H, and Boots and Buckles for particianytime? pating and letting everyone know what they have to offer this year. The focus of the forum is work on a campaign to promote that “La Pine Supports It’s Youth”. You probably are starting to see signs around town. Those signs are for sale, and the costs go to support youth activities. Please consider purchasing a sign to show that you too support our youth. Contact Justin Cutler at La Pine Park and Recreation for more information and to make a purchase. The Forum planning committee is already working on plans for a 2nd forum in the Fall, so stay tuned for more You’re not alone in saying no—peer pressure WORKS. information in the coming months. Brought to you by the Substance 92% of South County adults think it’s never okay Abuse Prevention Team of South to provide alcohol to someone else’s teen ( South County County. p


To learn more, visit or phone 541.536.5002

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

Patients are saying that Joannie Miller, FNP at Paulina Peak Family Healthcare is excellent!

Joannie J. Miller, FNP is currently ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS

g Ser viFnamilies Appointments starting at 7:15am (Mon -Thurs) CALL 541-536-8060 e n La Piince 2002We are located on Hwy 97 next to La Pine Dental Center & Shop Smart S

Visit the TAPS Website for more info at

La Pine Ya Ya Sisterhood

By Laura Colombo-Wurst

We would like to thank the wonderful and generous people of La Pine for coming out to support our yard sale for the La Pine American Cancer Societies Relay for Life. We made a total of $1,567.45 to support the Ya Ya Sisterhood relay team. We would like to say a special THANK YOU to Debbie and Troy of Home Entertainment for letting us use their parking lot and electricity, Terry of Farmer’s Insurance for the BBQ beef sandwiches and all the proceeds he donated to us, the “You Get What You Pay For Band” for the fun foot stomping music, Pat Rice from KITC FM and Andi’s Feathers for her donation to our cause. And a special thank you to Carol Blackwood and Sharon Walling for their hard work organizing our yard sale. The Relay for Life is June 25th and 26th come out and walk the track and support the teams. There will be a silent auction on Saturday and the Luminary Ceremony at 10:00 p.m. Saturday night. Our June activity schedule includes weekly hikes, dinner club, book club, bunco, Relay for Life and a weekend excursion to Portland for the Rosa Festival. All of our activities are optional. If you are new to the area, looking to make new friends and make a difference in our community the Ya Ya’s might be just what you are looking for. We meet on the second Wednesday of each month. Our next meeting will be on June 8th at 5:00 p.m. at the Midstate Electric Community Room on Finley Butte Road. Beginning in July our meetings will begin at 5:30 p.m. to accommodate those who work. At each meeting we have a pot-luck dinner, a guest speaker and lots of fun. We collect dues of $10.00 per person, most of which is donated to local La Pine charities. We would love to have you join us. If you are interested please call Gael Berhow at 541-297-2376 or M.J. Hare at 541-536-6078. p

Three Suspicious Wildfires Under Investigation On The Chiloquin Ranger District

Chiloquin, Ore.- Law enforcement officials from the Klamath County Sheriff’s Office and the U.S. Forest Service are continuing their investigation of three fires of suspicious origin located on the Chiloquin Ranger District of the Fremont-Winema National Forest near Forest Service Road 5810, which is southeast of the City of Chiloquin. Firefighters from the Forest Service and Chiloquin/Agency Lake Rural Fire Protection District contained the ten acre Crystal Castle Fire on Tuesday, May 3. Two additional fires, the Five Mile and Snow fires, were discovered and reported the following day by a citizen recreating in the same area. Persons with any information regarding these fires are urged to contact Klamath County Deputy Brian Bryson at 541 883-5130, ext. 271, or leave anonymous tips at extension 603. p

The Great Klamath 4th of July Jamboree in Downtown Klamath Falls Courtesy of the Klamath Falls Chamber of Commerce

Our committee is hard at work planning The Great Klamath 4th of July Jamboree sponsored by US Bank! This year’s event is scheduled for Monday, July 4th. The parade will travel down Main Street at 5 p.m. Immediately following the parade, the event will continue in Veteran’s Memorial Park, located in downtown Klamath Falls. The event in the park will include entertainment, midway type games, food, activities and more, all leading into an impressive fireworks display over beautiful Lake Euwana.

Nominate a Grand Marshall

This year’s theme is “Hometown Heroes” and we’d like your help finding our Grand Marshall. Do you know someone who is truly a hometown hero? Do you have a friend, relative, or co-worker you think should be honored at our celebration? Send us your nomination via email to or call (541) 884-5193. Nominations are accepted through Wednesday, May 18th.

Enter the Parade

We are now accepting entry forms for the 2011 Parade. Complete the attached form and return it to our office via email (, fax to (541) 884-5195, or mail/deliver to 205 Riverside Drive, Suite A.

Did you know the average victim of domestic violence is assaulted thirty-five times before she (he) leaves the relationship? The North Klamath Outreach will assist anyone in this need confidentially and free of charge. If you know someone who is not yet ready to take action here are the five most effective things you can say to her. Have you felt completely helpless trying to convince someone to leave her abuser? Here are the five most effective things you can say to her. Please note that it works because you use no force. She is living in a very coercive environment and when you tell her how you feel and then leave the decision up to her she will feel supported and respected. That will get her attention. Don’t try to control her decision just stay in “I” statements and keep doing it. Also go to for more helpful information. If you want to know more call Renee Kapp at (541) 433-2044

FIVE THINGS TO SAY TO SOMEONE WHO IS NOT YET READY TO TAKE ACTION I am afraid for your safety. I am afraid for your children’s safety It will only get worse. I am here for you when you are ready to leave. You don’t deserve to be abused. Check out our web site for more information or call Renee Kapp at 541-433-2044 p

Crisis HELPLINE 24 Hour Call Center Toll FREE 1(877)224-9777

Provide An Activity

We are looking for businesses and organizations that would like to provide an activity at the celebration. You could use it as a fundraising opportunity or to market your business. Ideas include face painting, bean bag toss, or a dunk tank...the possibilities are endless.

Sponsor the Fireworks

Klamath’s annual July 4th events would not be possible without the sponsorship of area businesses, organizations and individuals. Sponsorships guarantee that this grand community tradition can continue each year. Sponsorship levels include: Star ($2,000); Stripe ($1,000); Red ($500); White ($200); and Blue ($100). All sponsors will be listed in a full-page ad in the event program and on the event website at Sponsors at the top two levels will be recognized in other advertising and be announced during Fourth of July events. Call (541) 884-5193 or email to discuss the ways you can be involved in this community event. p

Free fishing weekend and youth angling events set for june Submitted by Lake of the Woods Resort

Free fishing weekend is June 11th &12th. The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife and Oregon legislature also sponsor a youth angling event at Lake of the Woods on Fathers Day weekend June 18th & 19th On both weekends the resort will host a special event at the marina from 8am till 2pm saturday and sunday on both weekends We have our traditional small 1000 gallon pond for the little kids and a netted off area for youth to young adults to fish for trophy rainbows. Adults 18 and older must fish in the lake. For questions or additional information please email: Thanks and plan to visit lake of the woods resort for free fishing weekend and fathers day weekend Your kids will have a great time making memories at the lake. p

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TWO RIVERS GALLERY Artist of the Month Nicky Biehn Nicky slices and polishes interesting rocks, and then paints them with a scene from nature. These small works of art are perfect gems to add to your home, or to give as a gift. Nicky grew up and has lived her life in various places in Washington, Oregon, and California settling in Klamath Falls in 1995. She is a self-taught artist. Much of her inspiration comes from her childhood where she lived on 120 acres with a pond and a lake, and so watched wildlife and nature everyday. She attempts to paint as realistic as possible, considering regional and season changes to reflect real life. Her goal, like most every artist is to improve her techniques and be a better painter. She enjoys all aspects of life and her goal is to portray that in her art. p

Two Rivers Gallery 140 So. First Street Chiloquin, OR 97624 541 783-3326 Open Mon – Sat 11am to 4pm p


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Art by Nicky Biehn


JUNE Klamath Library Events Chiloquin Storytime

Every Wed. at 12:30pm. Stories and activities for preschoolers at Chiloquin Library, 140 South 1st Street., 541-783-3315.

Teen Writing Group “Writer’s Block”

a writing group for teens aged 12-18, meets every Thurs. at 3:30pm, 126 South 3rd St., 541-882-8894.

“The Working Ranch”

Lecture and photos with Madeleine Blake at Klamath County Library June 5th, 2:00pm-3:00pm, 126 S. 3rd St., 541-882-8894.

Film Movement: “If I Want to Whistle, I Whistle”

June’s independent/foreign film showing from 6:15pm - 8:00pm. This film is in Romanian with English subtitles. It is not rated by the MPAA, but is recommended for adults over 18. Admission is free of charge, and popcorn and soda will be available for a small fee to benefit the Friends of the Klamath County Library. There will be time for an optional discussion session after the film. 126 S. 3rd St., 541-882-8894.

Klamath County Museums

Events Klamath Falls

Main Museum 1451 Main St. Klamath Falls, OR 97601 (541) 883-4208

Sky Lakes Medical Center presents the 2011 Lake of the Woods 15K run, 5K run an 5K walk for adults. Saturday, June 4, 2011 @ 9:30am. Cost is $25 with shirt/ $15 without. Deadline to ensure a shirt is May 20th. The Lake of the Woods Children’s Dash will be held at 9:00am. Children 8 & under will have a half-mile dash, while children 9-12 will go the full mile. Cost is $5, which includes a shirt. For more information, call 541-274-4768.


11am-4pm at Moore Park, 685 Lakeshore Drive. FREE community festival with family fun, continuous music on bandstand with the best of local youth artists, dance by For His Glory and Carla’s the Dancers Studio and more! Free hot dogs, popcorn and pony rides. Pet contest, Double C dog demonstrations, NEW Teen Media Center, Youth songwriting workshop with Jake Hamilton. Hiphop dance workshop with Trible of Judah Dance Team from San Bernardino, CA. For more information contact Lauralee 541-891-1178.



Deliveries Full Shop with Mechanic on Duty

Fort Klamath Museum 51400 Highway 62 Fort Klamath, OR 97626 (541) 381-2230

JUNE Events in Klamath County courtesy of



Baldwin Hotel Museum 31 Main St. Klamath Falls, OR 97601 (541) 883-4207

June 24TH - 26TH – KRUISE OF KLAMATH Hot Rods, a Sock Hop, a Poker Run and Kruisin’. Main Street is what this weekend is all about! Check out the website www.KruiseOfKlamath.corg for details. For more info: 541-892-3403.

June 30TH thru July 5TH KLAMATH FREEDOM CELEBRATION The mission of the project is to travel the nation to honor, respect, and remember men And women who served, and to pay specific tribute to those who gave all in that service. The AVTT presents several Cost of Freedom memorials and exhibits with its centerpiece being the Traveling Wall, an 80 percent scale version of the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington D.C. This event begins on Thursday, June 30, 2011 with a parade escort scheduled from Kingsley field to the fairgrounds to set up the tributes. At 8pm National entertainment, FOGHAT will begin with their live concert, with a percentage of the proceeds going to the VFW. For more information visit


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Obituary Vance Edward Henkel October 28, 1933 – May 12, 2011


An Attribute to Captain James Palmer

Vance Henkel, of La Pine, passed away May 12th at Cascade View Alzheimer’s Unit in Bend, Oregon. He was 77. A Celebration of Life for the family and friends will be held at a later date. Born on October 28, 1933 in Bruning, Nebraska to Edward and Gladys (Moore) Henkel. As a young child, his family moved to California, where he spent most of his years growing up in Hoopa, CA. There, he met and married Elizabeth A. Branham in Eureka, CA on April 14, 1967. In August 1967, he moved with his wife and adopted daughter Ann to Oregon where he worked as a ranch had in Fort Rock until 1968. Then he moved to Sweet Home where his son Edward was born. In 1970, he moved back to Fort Rock where he worked various jobs until 1978 at which time he moved to La Pine, OR., where he worked at various mill jobs until he retired from Crown Pacific Timber on Dec. 31, 1999. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and snowmobiling with his family and tying flies in his spare time. He is survived by his wife of 44 years, 2 children: Ann M. Tornbom of La Pine, OR, Edward A. Henkel (wife Patricia) of Christmas Valley, OR, sister Nancy Hanson (husband Ken) of McKinleyville, CA, 5 grandchildren: Frank E. Davila of La Pine, OR, Pedro L. Davila (wife Niki) of Beavercreek, OR, Beverly C., Adam C., and Matthew E. Henkel all of Christmas Valley, OR. And Harold Campbell Sr., Brother-in-law and lifetime friend; the Campbell family in Hoopa, CA, and many other close friends. He is preceded in death by his parents and sister, Marilyn Maxine Briskey. Autumn Funerals is entrusted with the arrangements. p

Soaring Spirits! By Joseph Garcia, Newberry Eagle Reporter

St. Charles’ Survivorship program, DEFEAT Cancer, has hosted Soaring Spirits Camp at Suttle Lake Camp and Retreat Center “nestled on the Eastern slopes of the Cascade Mountains 14 miles west of Sisters, Oregon” every August since 1999. This year, the event will be held August 12-14th by utilizing available resources from generous donors and skilled community volunteers to create a life-changing weekend for cancer survivors, their families and caregivers at little or no cost thanks to limitedavailability scholarships. Almost everyone knows or has met someone living with cancer in Oregon, so if they would appreciate a rejuvenating camp getaway, invite them to Soaring Spirits Camp at Suttle Lake Camp and Retreat Center!

“James Palmer, You will be missed!”

La Pine Fire District joined the family, brethren firefighters and 300 locals in mourning the death of James J. Palmer, a La Pine Resident and Captain for the La Pine Rural Fire District. He died from injuries suffered in a motor vehicle accident on May 13th, 2011. James was 37 years old. Palmer’s death is a tragic and sad reminder of how much the loss of public safety personnel affects our entire community. James graduated from Chemeketa Community College in Salem, OR with a Fire Protection Technology degree and he was also an Oregon Certified Paramedic. He began work at La Pine Rural Fire Protection District in 1999. Palmer was promoted to Captain in 2007 where he provided oversight and leadership for District personnel and rescue programs. James Palmer spent lots of time at local schools teaching fire prevention and as a representative for the District. Palmer worked for 17 years as a fire fighter and was dedicated to protecting and saving the lives of La Pine and Oregon residents. The community’s thoughts are with the Palmer family, whose lives are changed forever, but we hope they can take comfort in knowing that James was a hero and that his extended public safety family will always be thee to support them. He is survived by his wife, Laura, and his two children, Katie and Bradley. Donations to the family can be made through the US Bank- James Palmer Memorial Fund. p

Gone But Never Forgotten Captain James J. Palmer From Susie M. Bashaw & Her Family

“Captain James was fun and nice and I will never forget him, I will always remember him, he’s on my kindergarten DVD and I watch him all the time” Jordan Bashaw stated when asked about Captain James. Jonnathon Wolfe said that, “Captain James was a fun firefighter, he let me wear his helmet.” According to the children whose lives Captain James has touched there will always remain fond memories. When it came to the children in La Pine, Captain James was more than just a fireman, a husband and a father. He was a hero. Captain James may be gone, but his memory will never be forgotten. Thank You Captain James, our condolences to your family.

Joseph Garcia extending a caring hand at Soaring Spirits. Suttle Lake Camp and Retreat Center’s website describes the site for Soaring Spirits Camp as “a ministry of the OR-ID Conference of The United Methodist Church and The Episcopal Diocese of Oregon” that “provides year round program experiences for all ages, from all walks of life and all abilities”. Soaring Spirits Camp announces, “A weekend to rejuvenate - physical activity, good nutrition, new friendships and personal renewal in the peaceful environment of the Cascade Mountains”. Soaring Spirits Camp costs $85.00 per person or $235.00 for a family of two adults and their children. Cost for Saturday-only activities, which

includes two meals is only $30.00; ideal if you can’t stay the whole weekend. Activities may include: canoeing, face-painting, Friday-night movie-on-the-lawn, (GPS) geocaching (scavenger-hunting), (big and little) horse rides, kayaking, knitting, manicures, massage therapy, pedicures, pontoon boat lake tours, Q&A session with an oncologist, Reiki treatment/therapy, Saturday-night campfire entertainment (2010 featured a West African Djembe rhythm and culture teacher, David Visiko, followed by a craft-made drum-circle by the campfire with smores), smiling kitchen staff who love preparing food for your appreciation and enjoyment as part of their ministry, and lakeside swimming! The access you have to resources, information and relationship building at Soaring Spirits camp is for some people, enough to energize and inspire throughout the entire year. Last year’s Soaring Spirits Camp attendance fell short - leaving empty rooms, but this year they’re counting on full capacity as word gets out. As more people attend Soaring Spirits Camp, more healing will occur, relationships will be built, nurtured, and people will grow educated about how to attain optimum health and quality of life. DEFEAT Cancer coordinator (and blog- (Continued on page 31)


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Put Life back in your Life

The New Senior By T. Myers, Staff Writer I am thinking about a series of short stories and have a few down on paper. I was watching a TV commercial for one of the sitcoms I watch occasionally and it came to me in spades that you usually have to throw out the first pancake. At my house it is the pancake that tests the recipe and the heat of the griddle and the dogs salivate close by whenever they see me plug it in. They wait while I screw up my first try- every time- so they can vie for the torn up breakfast treat as I pass out the pieces. This idea is a story! When I got my ‘aha’ moment though, my realization was nothing about pancakes, but about the notion of children for one. The first born child suffers through the expectations of new parents and when that child grows up, they must serve as an example to other siblings, take on lots of family responsibilities and basically fight for the rights of all sisters and brothers as they follow along behind! The interesting thing about the concept of First Pancake in relation to your children is that the oldest is also the first one to make errors, present the parents with difficult decisions and leave the nest. It makes perfect sense if I look at my own life. I am the first pancake in my family. Not that I was a throw away, but I was definitely lumpy, irregularly shaped and I stuck out of the stack, drawing attention to myself whenever people were paying attention. I caused my parents grief and my younger sister more than grief. I remember not wanting to be the first pancake- or if I had to be one, could I please have the recognition I thought I deserved for leading the way? Those were the days when families were a unit. The father worked, the mother stayed home and you met at the dinner table for a review of your day over a meal (scheduled by the day of the week: i.e. if it’s meatloaf it must be Tuesday) that you shared together. You spent time after your meal doing chores and then homework and maybe you could watch a little TV before you went to bed at a reasonable time. It was not a time when you questioned your parents, refused family responsibilities or made a horse’s patoot out of yourself! After all if you were a naughty child it reflected badly on the entire family- and, what would the neighbors think? In the past few weeks I have talked to other family first pancakes. Some were definitely thrown out and others stayed in the pile to grow up and start their own batch of pancakes! But, what if you were the only pancake, or a set of twin pancakes? The mind boggles! It is not that the first pancake is picked on. It just is what it is. There is often something a little whonky about the first test pancake! Since I adore pancakes and long to have a stack for breakfast regularly for a Sunday morning repast, I am intrigued by what will come into my mind next. In the meantime, if you are a parent or a first pancake kid, think about how your own experience fits my hypothesis. Were you treated differently as a child than your siblings? As a parent did you think your first pancake needed to be perfect? Talk about it. Father’s Day is coming up this month and when the family is together, you can all discuss the concept with your first pancakes! See you next month. p

Aarp Driver Safety Class

The AARP DRIVER SAFETY CLASS is a nationwide, Oregon DMV accredited, Defensive Driver program focusing on driving safety within current Oregon laws in an ever changing driving environment. It focuses a lot on natural occurring age related changes in driving safely. This class qualifies for the Oregon Insurance discount law for those over age 55. Each class is 8 hours total, and is given over two consecutive 4-hour day classes. All drivers are welcome, regardless of age. Student fee is $14 (AARP member $12).


Put life back in your life. Living Well with Ongoing Health Issues Workshops Begin June 15 If you have conditions such as diabetes, arthritis, high blood pressure, heart disease, chronic pain and anxiety, the Living Well with ongoing health issues program can help you take charge of your life. The six-week workshop and the book “Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions” costs only $10. Living Well serves the communities of Deschutes, Crook and Jefferson Counties

For a complete list of Living Well sponsors or to pre-register, please visit

(541) 322-7430

By Richard Grotsky I been thinking about our society lately. I’ve noticed a trend that most people seem to only care about their own needs. This thought made me want to find out if others felt this way, or if it was just me being a pessimist. So, I set out to ask a variety of people this month’s question:

Do you think society is getting better or worse? “Worse, because there is no respect and people seem to care less about others.” Tobie, age 51, La Pine, Or. “Worse, because I don’t think we care about each other. We don’t respect each other.” Vickie, age 63, La Pine, Or. “It’s not getting better or worse, it just is what it is. Society is not getting worse there are just more of them.” Art, age 60, La Pine, Or. “Worse, because I don’t think anybody really cares about anybody but themselves anymore.” Lacy, age 20, La Pine, Or. “Worse, but with the economy going bad there are a lot of people willing to help others regardless of their financial needs.” Kristy, age 29, La Pine, Or. “Worse, because everybody only cares about themselves. Greed has taken over ever since oil was discovered.” Brent, age 52, La Pine, Or. “Worse, because we are in a War and Media has exposed us to all the wrongs in the the World. They feed us more negative info than positive and children do not have respect today.” Casie, age 49, La Pine, Or.

PRINEVILLE Senior Center.7th & 8th....... Tuesday & Wednesday.......8am to 12pm To Enroll call: 541-447-6844 REDMOND Senior Center.....13th & 14th... Monday & Tuesday............8am to 12pm To Enroll call: 541-548-6325 BEND Senior Center...............27th & 28th... Monday & Tuesday............1pm to 5pm To Enroll call: 541-388-1133


LA PINE Fire Hall..................5th & 6th....... Tuesday & Wednesday.......10am to 3pm To Enroll call: 541-923-2326 REDMOND Senior Center.....11th & 12th... Monday & Tuesday 8am to 12pm To Enroll call: 541-548-6325 BEND Senior Center .............25th & 26th... Monday & Tuesday............1pm to 5pm To Enroll call: 541-388-1133

Wanted: Aarp Driver Safety Instructors

Do you like to teach and interact with people? Aarp needs instructors for the driver safety program in Bend, Lapine, Redmond, Sisters and Madras. This is an all volunteer position with all expenses paid by the driver safety program. You don’t have to be a driving expert, just a desire to help drivers reduce traffic crashes and save lives. We will train you. Are you interested? Call Thomas Drynan at 541-923-2326. p

WORKSHOP SERIES OFFERED June 15 to July 20 1:30 to 4:00 PM (Wednesdays)


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Deschutes Historical Museum Offers Heritage Walks for Downtown Bend During Summer

Bend – The Deschutes Historical Museum announces guided Heritage Walks of Downtown Bend on Fridays and Saturdays during the summer season. Beginning Saturday, June 4 and running through Saturday, September 3, Heritage Walks will be offered Fridays at 1:00 p.m. and Saturdays at 11:00 a.m. Tours are included with Museum admission of $5.00 for general admission, $2.00 for youth 13-17, 12 and under are free. As of Saturday, May 28, 2011, museum admission for military families is FREE. The guided walks will highlight the prominent historical buildings, events, and people involved with downtown Bend’s heritage sites. Approximately an hour in length, visitors are encouraged to bring water, sunscreen and dress for the weather. Tours leave from the Museum. The Deschutes Historical Museum is located at 129 NW Idaho Ave, between Wall and Bond. Please visit the Deschutes Historical Museum website at or call 541-389-1813 for more information. p

Deschutes Dog Days

Saturday, August 21, 2011, 12pm-4pm, Riverbend Park DogPAC is excited to announce the second annual Deschutes Dog Days! The event will celebrate DogPAC’s work to promote the health and enjoyment of dogs and their guardians through the provision of off-leash recreation opportunities in Central Oregon. We have helped created the off leash parks throughout Bend and the Wanoga cross country ski area. Deschutes Dog Days is an event to promote our mission, raise awareness and raise much needed funds. The event will consist of a do run, dog games, a raffle, food vendors, service vendors and retail vendors. Raffle tickets will be for sale for to win from over 20 prizes. Games will include: Hot Dog on a Spoon: you, your dog and a hot dog on a spoon. Think you can make it 30 feet with the hot dog? Lure Course: think your dog is the smartest and most agile? Find out! Crazy River Dog Fetch Contest: best time wins in several size categories. Timed Fetch: For those dogs that do not like to swim, we will also be doing a timed fetch in the park. Contact us at if you are interested in registering your dog for a game, volunteering, being a vendor, or donating a raffle item. For more information about DogPAC, please visit p

JUNE PROGRAMS 2011 Community Education Series • Problem Solving in Dementia Care

Friday, June 17, 2011 Noon to 1:00 PM Tim Malone, LCSW, Gero-psychiatric Specialist Deschutes County Health Services. Partners In Care: large conference room. Lunch provided with RSVP.

• Foot Care Clinics:

Bend Senior Center Tuesday June 8 • Wednesday June 1, 8, 15 and 22 La Pine Senior Center - Monday, June 20 Redmond Senior Center - Monday, June 23 and 27 Comprehensive foot exam, cleanse, message, nail trimming and filing, foot care instructions. $30 per visit; please call Dawn for an appt.

All events are no charge and at Partners in Care, unless noted. Registration requested by calling 541-382-5882 Hospice | Home Health Hospice House | Transitions


2075 NE Wyatt Ct, Bend

Available 24-hours everyday

By T. Myers, Staff Writer I am a real live June-bug! I was born on the 9th and love the month when it rolls by each year. This year the family adds a new baby girl around the 20th and celebrates a grand-niece’s birthday on the 7th, so it is a good time for the family, too. When you add graduation, the summer solstice, June weddings, Father’s Day and the beginning of summer vacation for school kids, June is a happy time to get together with family and friends for a party or two. So for a few weeks I will buzz around like a honey bee making feasts and enjoying the company of others and I hope you will enjoy June, too!

Moveable Feast

This is a great month to start picnicking. Midsummer night on the 21st of the month would be a great time to have a group of you plan a progressive picnic at several locations. The light fills the sky until well past nine, so moving from place to place could be more fun than challenge. Try appetizers of shrimp pate` on crusty slices of fresh French bread with a glass of iced herbal tea or chilled white wine. Fill the air with classical music and encourage friends to share their favorite “longest day” stories. Gather everyone up and move to a new location for the salad course. Mix some new greens with a variety of fresh veggie toppings and a choice of several good homemade dressings. Serve the salad with sparkling soda and lemon or an aperitif like Pimms cup. Don’t forget the bread and butter, but try a whole grain offering for this course. 3rd course is the main event. People will be half full by now so a lighter entrée like a small chicken breast and rice pilaf and a veggie side should be adequate. A nice chardonnay wine or lime water would be appropriate. Move to site #4 for dessert and a night cap. The Scandinavian people serve a cloudberry cake (white cake filled with whipped cream and salmon or cloudberries- raspberries are terrific, too) and a sweet dessert wine, good strong coffee and a selection of chocolates and cookies. I prefer a sparkling wine or not so dry champagne and a nice lemon sorbet with a plate of butter cookies would be wonderful. Make sure the guests drink some coffee and remember your responsibility as a good host to see to their safety as the evening comes to a close. Wherever you move to that evening have music, candles, flowers and delicious things for your friends to eat and the entire evening will be a wonderful success. Good luck!

Shrimp Pate`

Shrimp pate` is made by putting some shallots, salt and pepper, dill, fresh bread cubes and an egg into a food processor and work until chopped. Bake in a well-greased loaf pan at 300 degrees until the middle is firm to the touch and the sides start to pull away from the pan. 40 minutes is usual per pound of shrimp with ingredients listed. Slice when cold and serve on plate with buttered crusty bread and sea salt for sprinkling and a slice of lemon for a squeeze on top!

Cloudberry Cake

Your favorite white cake mix divided into three layers, baked and cooled according to the recipe on the box. Whip some heavy whip cream with sugar and vanilla and spread thickly over the top of each layer. Top with a complete layer of berries between each and on top of the cake. Use a small amount of whip cream on the top of the middle layers to hold the layers together. Secure with toothpicks and keep very cold until serving.

Enjoy a moveable feast for a group of your friends during the delightful month of June. Stay out late and explore the night. Bon Appetit! p

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Bingo, bingo, bingo Everyone is welcome, young or old, come and join in the fun!!!!!!!!!! Monday Night Bingo at the La Pine Senior Activity Center Pay-out: 50% of take for each game. Cost: First half $5.00 For 6 on (7 games) Second half $5.00 For 6 on (7 games)



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We are having a quilt show, put on by the La Pine Needle Quilters. Place: La Pine Senior Activity Center 16450 Victory Way, La Pine, OR (Next to Bi-Mart) Dates: July 2,3,4, 2011, Saturday & Sunday & Monday During Days. Time: 9 A.M. to 5 P.M. on Sat. 2, 2011 and Sun. 3, 2011 and 9:A.M. to 3:P.M. Cost: Free Admission. There will be a quilting boutique, applique & hand quilting demos, antique quilt tops & hand quilting, frames for sale and raffle drawings. We welcome any quilts, wall hangings you may have that you would be willing to put on display, all items are displayed indoors and protected. This is an opportunity to show off your talent. If you are interested please contact the Senior Center by calling or coming by and signing your quilt up for the show, any questions call the senior Center at 541-536-6237 or 541-536-2850.

Just a little reminder on Granny Pies!!!!!!

You may order a pie for any occasion or just because your hungry for one of our granny pies so just come in to the La Pine Senior Activity Center, the center is open Monday thru Friday 9 A.M. To 4 P.M. The address is 16450 Victory Way ( Next To Bi-Mart) Here In La Pine, Or.

Special winner takes all game $2.00 For 3 on $4.00 For 6 on Hot Ball, needs to be bought before first game Cost: $1.00. If no winner, pot will built to $150.00, then we will start a second pot. First half game 7: $300.00 Jackpot Blackout (progressive) Second half game 14: $500.00 Jackpot Blackout (progressive) The place is: La Pine Senior Activity Center 16450 Victory Way (next to Bi-Mart) Doors open at 5 P.M. Early bird starts 5:45 P.M. Regular games start at 6 P.M. There will be food for sale. Any one is welcome know matter how young or old you are come and join in the fun!!!!!!!!!!! Karen Ward call for info: 541-536-6237 We are a nonprofit organization; we are self supportive, all proceeds that we take in from our events help us keep our doors open.

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For Children Children’s Book Reviews Reviews Written by Josie Hanneman Community Librarian, La Pine Public Library

Press Here by Herve Tullet This delightful, interactive book astounds with what it can accomplish using primary colors, accessible words and easy directions. If you yearn for simple fun, no batteries needed, come grab this title. Any age can have a good time with this one!

The Croaky Pokey by Ethan Long A silly take on the well-known song, the Hokey Pokey, this book will surely get kids up and moving around. Chase the fly around with our froggy friends, ‘cause that’s what it’s all about, after all. Great for ages 2-6 or anyone willing to let their hair down. p


June was a wonderful time for a picnic in the Church Park! The Picnic always followed the Sunday School Graduation and Awards Celebration. Billie and Sammy were so happy to be promoted to the Primary Department where Mr. Kent would be their Sunday School Teacher. This was probably the biggest day of the year for Sunday School attendance. All the kids and their parents were ready for the program and the opportunity to visit and share at their potluck picnic. The games were hilarious with lots of good competition and talent on display. Billy’s Mom made a delicious pot of Cowboy Beans. Sammy’s Dad brought a BBQ and cooked Sausage Dogs. The boys preferred dessert from the array of cookies so they could run and play tag around the trees while eating. No one could leave the Church Picnic and say they were hungry! The adults were happy to chat and play horseshoes at the ‘Pits’. The kids had a choice of some crafts, the sack races, 3-legged race and competition with their model cars they had made on Wednesday nights. A Balloon Artist made various balloon animals for each of the kids. The ‘Wild and Crazy Bozo’ loved the activity. He just didn’t want to be touched! Just like at Famer Bob’s place, Bozo still loved to climb the trees and chase the squirrels and birds. Feeling safe from little hands, Bozo decided to just sit in the tree and watch everyone. Of course, he made a great picture for all the young camera bugs. With Bozo in the tree and being entertained elsewhere, Buddy and Arlene could relax and enjoy their new family of Mice Kids. They were born in the warm crawl space under Bozo’s Cat House – the perfect place for a Mouse House! Billy and Sammy hadn’t discovered the new mice babies. The Church Park’s Liter Patrol did a great job of picking up the trash. Buddy and Arlene were so thankful for the crumbs that didn’t get picked up. With the two different ages of Mice Kids, they really took a lot of food. The little birds and ants were the only competition for this food source.

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La Pine Blue Lightning Mat Club The Blue Lightning Mat Club recently concluded their season with a trip to the Reno World Championships on April 8th, 9th, and 10th. Ten of the clubs’ wrestlers made the trip to Reno competing against over 2700 of the countries toughest competitors.

Logan Huck, the only competitor in the 8 and under category brought home the club’s highest honor, placing second in the 100 plus weight class. Derrik Kerr, Turrell Wilson, Dawson Lester, Gage and Hunter Dodson all competed in the 10 and under group with Hunter bringing home a 6th place finish in the 140 class. Tristan Wilson and David Kerr jr. both wrestled in the 12 and under group with Tristan bringing home a 5th place medal at the 64 pound weight. Thorin Wilson and Joseph Powell both wrestled in the 15 and under class with Thorin bringing home a 5th place medal in the 78 pound class. The Reno World Championships is the final of four tournaments held across the nation. Two are held in Tulsa, Oklahoma and one in Amarillo, Texas. All four tournaments boast the toughest youth wrestlers the nation has to offer. Derrik and David Kerr Jr., and Thorin and Tristan Wilson traveled to Tulsa to compete in the first of the series in November. All ten of these tough wrestling competitors went against some very quick, strong

Submitted by Toby Wilson La Pine Blue Lightning Mat Club Board President

and well trained athletes. This talented and dedicated group of wrestlers represented a team of 50 youth who participated in several local and statewide tournaments between the La Pine kickoff tournament November 6th and the State Championships in February. The weekend was a great conclusion to a strong season of outstanding wrestling. The Club would like to thanks all the parents who remained dedicated to practice and travel. We also express our appreciation to the schools for use of the high school gymnasium for our two home tournaments. We are very thankful for our gracious sponsors who made it possible for families to travel to events. Finally, we congratulate these ten wrestlers and all the club members who competed and bettered themselves through being a Blue Lighting Mat Club wrestler. The club will be having our annual board retreat on the weekend of June 25th. Any Mat Club members that would like to join us for a day at the lake please call Toby Wilson, Matt Dodson or Kevin Huck. p

Head Start is Now Enrolling! A Message from NeighborImpact

NeighborImpact’s Head Start Program is now enrolling children for the 2011-2012 school year in NeighborImpact’s Head Start program. Families can have an application mailed to them by calling 548-2380 ext. 127 or toll free 866-292-0143 Ext. 127 or they can pick one up in person at any of our sites or download one from our website, NeighborImpact’s Head Start Oregon Prekindergarten program is now accepting applications for enrollment in the 2011-2012 school year. The program offers a free comprehensive child and family development program serving income-qualified families with children ages 3 and 4 in quality preschool environment throughout Crook and Deschutes counties. The program focuses on preparing children and families for success in school through education, health services, and family involvement. Space is limited, and it is important that families apply soon. Families can pick up applications at the NeighborImpact Office located in Redmond at 2303 SW 1st Street, or can call NeighborImpact’s Head Start program at 5482380 ext. 127 or toll free 866-292-0143 Ext. 127 to have an application mailed. Head Start applications can also be downloaded at p


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The Village at Sunriver has Eyes on So. County While Planning Their New Development, Renovations, and Events for Summer! Written By T. Myers, Staff Writer

After the successful Kid and Dog Days over Excitement builds over the changes in The Vilthe Memorial Day weekend, the Village is ready lage at Sunriver! The energetic manager for Operato kick off a wide range of major events featuring tions, Denease Schiffman, and Ryan Smith, who is The Pacific Crest Marathon, one of Central Orein charge of Events and Entertainment, have been gon’s biggest athletic events. It runs June 24-26th working hard to bring the right mix of businesses and is a qualifier for other big name marathons and fun to The Village for the summer. across the country. You can look on the race webStarting with a new look that starts right out front site: the brand new signage, visitors ficcrest/ for information about and area residents can see that The The Village joins with the the many events: ½ marathon, Village is humming with new construction and remodeling in every entire area to express their marathon, iron man, triathalon and others. corner. The Sunriver Country Store is excitement over the 19 By July, Monday the 4th of brandishing a new look that will be acre site for the new pool July offers the Fireman’s Piccompleted by early summer (adding and aquatic sports center. nic, the second annual Bike Pamore square footage and the latest in rade and all kinds of free stuff deli, produce, wine and grocery disto do in the village grounds with vendors, food plays. The store will also feature historical pictures booths and music. The Summer Concert series of their store through the years placed throughout moves to Saturdays on July 9th with Hit Machine their market.) Everywhere there are wide pathways (Funk-Rock band) playing free the same weekend to stroll, new rock benches and mounds to sit upon as the Classic Car Show. Over the rest of the series and a great environment to enjoy while you visit. Moon Mountain Ramblers on the 16th, Bill Keale’s Even the skating rink becomes bumper cars and a Hawaiian Show on the miniature golf course for the summer season! (For 23rd, a surprise guest information and prices call 541-593-5948). on July 30th and fiA walk down Retail Row entices the shopper nally, the Cascade Howith wonderful opportunities to spend a few dollars! rizons Big Band Show More stores are moving in every month and with a the same weekend new toy store coming by Memorial Day weekend, as the Sunriver Quilt they will feature everything from: stuffed animals, Show on August 6th. building blocks, dolls and bubbles to jewelry and All of these concerts clothing. Add the great sports shops and restaurants, are absolutely free for hair salon, Chamber visitor’s center, realty compaall area residents and nies and the first new building (replacing old #5) Sunriver visitors! going up on the east side for more office space and retail shops, anyone who comes to Sunriver from Check the website nearby residences or faraway places will have plenty for more information to do in a concentrated area designed just for people. about the Village at The Village joins with the entire area to express Sunriver. Go to: www. their excitement over the 19 acre site for the new pool and aquatic sports center, too. p

Book Reviews & Events By Deon Stonehouse Craig Johnson, the star of our lineup of authors, returns Sunday July 3rd at 5:00 PM for a presentation on his latest book, Hell is Empty. Mavericks is co-hosting the event in their beautiful facility. We are very grateful to Mavericks for helping us bring such a star of the literary world to Sunriver. Craig’s events fill up fast so please call 541-593-2525, e-mail or stop by Sunriver Books & Music to sign up to attend. Speaking of stars, Craig Johnson’s Walt Longmire series is being filmed by Warner and the Craig Kissing Buck A&E network. Robert Taylor will star as Walt, Lou Diamond Phillips as Henry Standing Bear, and Katie Sackhoff as Vic. This year Craig is also bringing along a new author. C. M. Wendelboe’s Death Along The Spirit Road is set on the Pine Ridge Reservation with FBI agent Manny Tanno as his sleuth. More information will be available in July, I am waiting with the rest of you to read a copy of Hell is Empty when it releases in June. With the event happening the first weekend in July I thought a heads up now would be helpful. June’s author events will be held at Sunriver Books & Music. Author events are free and a great way to hear about new books or authors. Refreshments are and there will be a drawing for prizes. Call 541-593-2525, e-mail or stop by Sunriver Books & Music to sign up to attend. Central Oregon resident Jonathan Stewart will give a slide show on his book, Pilgrimage to the Edge, Saturday June 11th at 5:00 PM. One of the world’s great hiking trails runs right through Oregon, The Pacific Crest Trail. Through hikers cover 2663 intimidating but gorgeous miles to complete the journey without pause. Stewart chose to break the trail into more manageable segments taking from 2003 to 2006 to hike the Pacific Jonathan Stewart Crest Trail. His book reads like a journal detailing his experiences hiking the trail along with some practical advice. The Pacific Crest Trail can be a great day hike, a project spread over years, or a test of your endurance. This is gorgeous country; I am looking forward to the slide show. June 18th at 5:00 PM Heather Sharfeddin will give a presentation on her latest book, Damaged Goods. This is a nuanced, engrossing story set in Oregon.

Ryan Smith, who is in charge of Events and Entertainment and Manager for Operations, Denease Schiffman.

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Hershel doesn’t remember much from before his car accident but it doesn’t take long to measure people’s response to him and come to the conclusion he was not a nice guy. How would it feel to wake up from an accident and realize you were not a good person? Herschel’s employees at the auction house notice a change in their boss after the accident but they keep a wary distance. Hershel cannot remember what he might have been up to prior to the accident, but he suspects it was unsavory. If we cannot respect ourselves what have we got to hold onto? Silvie has troubles of her own; she is on the lam from a man, a sheriff gone bad still invested with the power of the law. Silvie crosses paths with Herschel when her car breaks down and he gives her a hand. As they try to figure out the next step in their increasingly complicated lives they must rely on each other and face down the danger that looms ever closer. p Heather Sharfeddin

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21:10 Veh acc motor vehicle crash accident: case number for vehicle roll over, non injury. Hwy 97 mile post 162, La Pine 18:08 Rp believed that her neighbor who lives to the south, had thrown dirt onto her dog. She told me she owned a large tan dog that was old and had multiple problems. She told me her neighbor was out shoveling and the dog was near the fence. When rp called for her dog, the dog came back with dirt all over it’s face and body. Rp told me she did not know for sure what happened. I told her i would document her statement and to keep a good eye on her dog when its at the fence line. La Pine

11:30 Criminal trespass / trespassing on property: rp called stating an unidentified female from has ridden horses on his property.Rp stated he has continually asked her to stop riding his property because the horse has left tracks across his garden and gone to the bathroom on his patio. I went to the residence and contacted a senior female there who said her daughter has horses on property and rides occasionally. The lady told me daughter was not there and did not know her number, but she would have her call me. La Pine 17:19 Found property: found .22 Rifle, see report for details. La Pine 20:26 Suspicious circumstances: rp found a baby car seat on the side of highway 97, south of Vandevert Rd. We checked the area and found nothing suspicious around the seat. The seat was old and appeared to be sun bleached. Hwy 97/Vandevert Rd. Sunriver


08:23 Assist other agency / fire- ambulance assists: caller requested phone contact regarding the location of his brother. Brother was taken to St. Charles the night of 5-11-11 and caller has not heard from him since. Caller and myself have attempted to get information from St. Charles if brother is still there or not. I was advised by St. Charles employee they could not give out that information if brother is there or not. Caller was recontacted and advised. La Pine



07:24 Neighborhood dispute / civil dispute: rp reported a delivery company had not delivered all the parts to his greenhouse. He said he called the manufacturer and the delivery company. He was told the items were delivered to a wrong location in bend, and that he would have new ones soon. I confirmed the information by calling as well. I explained to rp that the delivery problem is a civil issue, not a theft. La Pine

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22:13 Suspicious circumstances: rp reported a car seat on a stump in the woods off hwy 97. Met rp at the loc, walked out to stump. Car seat was very old and weathered. It appeared the timber crew set it up on the stumpt while clearing underbrush. Nothing found around stump, nothing suspicious. Car seat was taken off stump so as to not be as visible from the hwy. No further action taken. 158 mp Hwy 97 La Pine


02:00 Suspicious subject / prowler: a nearby business called in a suspicious subject back behind mcdonalds at 0200 hours. A person was contacted nearby, but denied being behind mcdonalds. No other subjects located. No evidence of attempted burg or theft. Person was id’d and then released from scene. La Pine 10:11 Animal control complaint: rp reported a raccoon under his porch that was possibly injured and had a collar. This was referred to oregon department of fish and wildlife and the oregon department of agriculture. La Pine



23:35 Domestic disturbance / violence: an arguement was reported at a trailer. I contacted them and they both told me that they were arguing because one person accidentally stepped on the other’s kitten. Kitten owner was very upset and told me that she was just upset because her kitten got hurt. No crime appeared to have been committed. La Pine

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14:18 Motor vehicle crash / accident: rp reports when he came out of the store he saw someone had parked a red jeep under his pickup. The rp said the front bumper of the jeep was under the front bumper of his pickup. The rp told me as he backed away from the jeep his bumper (rp’s) caught on the bumper of the jeep. The rp said the jeep owner was there but the jeep owner did not want to exchange information. Rp said the damage done to his pickup was negligible and rp did not wish to file a report. La Pine 21:59 Traffic complaint / hazard: conducted traffic stop on vehicle in which male was the passenger. Had observed vehicle leave local bar. Determined this male was on probabtion and not to be around alcohol. Mentioned it to him and he seemed angry I was bringing it up. Left a message for his po out of Clackamas county. La Pine

home and went unconscious. While I was on scene with medics she went unconscious again. Medics transported her to SCMC by ambulance. La Pine


11:44 Animal control complaint: rp stated four of her horses got out of the coral on 5-20-11. One gray mare that was wearing a gray/brown blanket. One palomino gelding one palomino mare and one sorrel (red) mare. La Pine 23:24 Subj suspicious subject / prowler: rp reports he was in a fight at the bar and was now very angry and asking for help. Units contacted rp who was very agitated. Rp was able to talk to a worker on the crisis hotline and the worker was able to calm the rp. Rp was not suicidal and there were no reports of a fight at any local bars. La Pine


14:34 Neighborhood dispute / civil dispute: ongoing problem with dogs at large in the area. Rp found a pile of dog feces in her yard and assumed it belonged to neighbor’s dog. Rp took the feces to neighbor’s yard and threw it in his flower bed. Neighbor brought the feces back to rp and said it was not from them and to not do that. Sgt. Dozier and I explained better solutions to the problems both face. La Pine


12:44 Animal control complaint: couple complained about neighbors horses being on their property. I advised them that they live in open range and I could not cite the owner for the horse being at large. Couple told me that was “bull s--t” and became angry. Sgt. Dozier nor I could tell what they wanted to make a complaint about. They would both start to talk about one subject and then end talking about something else. Sgt. Dozier and I asked multiple times what exactly was the complaint and they just asked us to document the contact and I told them Iwould. I advised them of open range and dogs being at large. La Pine


11:09 Criminal trespass / trespassing on property: rp reports some unknown persons using his property in La Pine (pine cone pickers). Rp told me no one should be on his property without his permission. Rp said after getting his permission people can use the property when he is there. Rp said it was all right for law enforcement to give out his home phone number to persons wishing to use his La Pine property. Rp requested his cell phone number not be given to the public. La Pine 12:35 Juvenile info/runaway/apprehension/curfew violation, etc.: Caller wanted to know what to do with his 17 year old daughter who is acting up. No crime. La Pine


10:18 Neighborhood dispute / civil dispute: rpt is mad at an unk neighbor who leaves food out for rabbits for past 4 years, thinks it is a health hazard. Was refered to odfw, but told me that odfw already told him there was no law against it so they were no help to him. I refered him to community dispute program. La Pine


22:05 Assist other agency / fire- ambulance assists: medical assist at this location. Female had just been released from scmc earlier in the day and returned

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Humane Society of Central OR’s 6th Annual Tuxes & Tails Submitted by the Humane Society of Central Oregon

The Humane Society of Central Oregon’s sixth annual Tuxes & Tails on Saturday, June 4th at the Bend Golf and Country Club is an elegant evening to benefit the homeless animals in our community. The evening includes cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, dinner and dancing. A live auction will benefit the 4,000 homeless animals annually cared for by the Humane Society of Central Oregon in Bend. Tickets are $100 per person or a table of eight for $750. Tickets are available on-line at For more information call Lynne Ouchida at 541.330.7096. All funds generated from this event support the Humane Society of Central Oregon to help care for the 4,000 abandoned and stray animals annually cared for by the Bend shelter. Get your ticket on-line today at and enjoy an elegant evening with friends of the animals. For more information or to reserve your place, call the Humane Society of Central Oregon at 541.330.7096 or visit p

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Retrieved from the Humane Society of Central Oregon Website The Humane Society of Central Oregon is full of wonderful animals waiting for their new home. The animals available for adoption change by the hour and day, so if you are looking to adopt, check the shelter and website often. Also be sure to see all of our animals at our booth at one of the many community events in Central Oregon to meet some adoptable animals. When you adopt a dog or cat from HSCO, you receive a full adoption care package that includes: free health exam donated by local veterinarians, spay or neuter surgery, first vaccination, de-worming, microchip identification, collar, ID tag, a dog leash or cat carrier, training DVD, pet food and more. Call the Humane Society of Central Oregon at 541.330.7096 or visit www. p

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Deschutes National Forest Dog Leashing July 15, 2011 to September 15, 2011 on high use sections of the Moraine Lake, Green Lakes, Todd Lake Basin and Broken Top trails. Dogs can be off leash while swimming or cooling off in water. Trails and areas with the dog leash requirement receive heavy recreational use during the summer. The requirement for dogs to be leashed improves public safety, reduces visitor conflicts, and provides for the enjoyment of all visitors to the Deschutes National Forest. Each area will have signs and maps at trailheads describing the requirement. City of Bend Municipal Watershed Dogs and pack animals are prohibited at all times within the City of Bend’s Municipal Watershed. This prohibition on animals is to protect the water quality. Included in this restriction are the Bridge

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By Michael C. Jensen, JensenOne Marketing & Photography

One of the great aspects of writing for the Newberry Eagle is the large audience it offer their wisdom. Alongside that learning, experiment. See for yourself what happens entails. One of the great challenges of writing for the Newberry Eagle is the large audiwhen you do X or Y. Don’t be afraid to make mistakes. They are a great teacher. ence it entails. And if others don’t have a strong interest in helping you learn, don’t pay much atThis article will not be for everyone and I do apologize. Not every article can be. For tention to what they have to say while you are experimenting. You’re not doing it for those who are set in their ways and only wish to see absolute perfect exposure in every them, anyway. single shot, ever, then you can skip this article. I’m going to talk about messing up and Have fun and keep shooting. getting things wrong, on purpose. Speaking of instruction. Need some help getting out of the box (or the lens). I’ve In this article I want to encourage those of you starting out in photography. I want got some great classes/workshops coming up: to encourage you to try for two things: Photography Level II – Saturday June 11, 2011, Sunriver Library 9am-4pm - COCC • Learn the basics. Understand the basics. Become well versed in the basics of how light For those of you who are ready to use the tools available, but don’t understand how is captured and presented in the digital realm and in print. Knowledge of the basics will your manual is trying to explain it to you. In this class we’ll cover the difference in allow you to create art you enjoy seeing. sensors (cropped vrs. Full frame), White Balance, Jpeg vrs Raw, Raw flexibility, His• Experiment with abandon! Don’t be afraid to mess up. Don’t bother asking others tograms, Exposure Compensation, Metering & Bracketing, Auto Focus, Composition. “What would happen if I forced a higher shutter speed?” Just do it and learn from it! We’ll take a little hike and do some shooting and come back and take a look. Price $59. The joy of experimenting with digital photography is instant feedback (via a camTo register call 541-383-7270 or email era’s display and histogram) and hopefully instant understanding. “When I do this, this Sparks Lake Workshop – Tuesday June 21, 2011, La Pine Parks & Rec 6pm – 11pm happens.” Photography, for all its glory as an art form, really isn’t all that exciting from You can use almost any camera/tripod combination to get great shots...if you know a discovery standpoint. It follows certain laws of physics in regard to what light does. where to go, and a little about how to operate your camera. This is a “HANDS ON” From experimentation I know just how much darker my exposure will be if I increase my workshop! You need to have a tripod DSLR, or adjustable point & click camera. We’ll shutter speed two stops. It’s not like I discovered a new species of plant in a rainforest or go shooting on the famous Ray Atkison trail at Sparks Lake. Once the sun goes down, a new galaxy in the night sky. But it is still just as valuable from a learning standpoint. we’ll go in to night photography mode, and learn how to shoot at night! Experimentation is what you do after you get out of the classroom (as a photography Class limited to size limit of five. Price $95 To register, fill out a form from the instructor, I of course believe starting with guided explanation of the fundamentals is Parks/Rec mailer or go by the Parks/Rec office. p important). You will read about what you should and shouldn’t do and most people’s intent is in the right place. They are trying to help you learn without you having to spend the time and expense of doing it yourself. In the days of film this was very helpful indeed because experimenting always had an out-of-pocket expense for film and development. In the age of digital photography, after the initial expense of a camera, lens and memory card, that barrier is gone. Reading websites and books can still be a shortcut to learning (and an eyeopener to ideas you never even thought about) and shouldn’t be totally dismissed. Alongside that learning, though, you will gain more from doing than from reading and this is where experimentation comes in. Want to see what a scene looks like overexposed? Go for it. Think a picture needs far more blue saturation when viewed on a PC? No problem. Think you can make a great macro lens out of two extension tubes and a reverse mounting ring? More power to you. Chances are most of your shots will not come out to your level of satisfaction. But some might. Some might look very, very cool to you. A shot might even ’speak’ to you. And that is the heart of art. Connection with an image. Emotion stirred. If it works for you, don’t worry too much what others, including me or any other fancy writer on a website, might thing. It doesn’t have to a literal rendition of a scene Sparks Lake, photo above, Lake Paulina, photo featured below. nor does it need to be tack sharp in all corners. For me, it’s rule #4….If I like the image, it’s a good image. Chances are at some point in the future you will look back at shots you took years ago and they will either still speak to you or you will think they are horrible. “What was I thinking?” is a phrase often spoken with regard to photography, fashion and haircuts. But without experimenting, without trying new things, without learning for yourself, you will not progress towards your own vision and creating art you enjoy. You will read over and over about what you ’should’ do in photography. There is a great amount of learning to be had from those who have taken the time to learn and

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Calendar of Events June 2011


29TH - FAR NORTH ADVENTURES with La Pine Library, 16425 1st St. Find out what it would be like living where the sun does not set for most of the summer and does not rise for most of the winter. Voyage to Scandinavia for folktales and Viking games. Make your own Viking ship. 10:30am-12:30pm, ages 6-11. For more information, call (541) 312-1088.

4TH - GRAND OPENING FIT ZONE - 12noon to 2:00pm. 51630 Blue-

July 2011

4TH - LA PINE GRANGE FLEA MARKET 10:00am to 3:00pm at the

1ST - 4TH - LA PINE FRONTIER DAYS 4TH OF JULY CELEBRATION - Parade, Lawn Mower Races, Kids Games, Midway, Live Music,

wood Ave., La Pine. Call for more info: 541-410-3201.

Grange Hall on Morson. Family friendly, clean and affordable. Shop Local. New/Used items, antiques, collectable’s, Farm Fresh Local Eggs, crafts and so much more! Call Robin for more information, 541-536-1455.

Fireworks and much more. For more information contact 541-536-7821 or go to their website at:

4TH - HIGH DESERT RHUBARB FESTIVAL at L & S Gardens. Free admission. The Central Oregon Dutch Oven Society will be baking and cooking dozens of recipes using Rhubarb. Music and Hay rides throughout the day and vendors set up throughout. For more information contact 541-536-2049.

2ND & 3RD - LA PINE RODEO...Lots of fun for everyone at the NPRA sanctioned rodeo. Bareback, bull riding, steer wrestling, barrel racing & mutton busting at this great family event. For more information contact 541-536-9880 or go to their website at:

4TH - TUXES AND TAILS at Bend Golf and Country Club, 61045 Coun-

2ND - ECO-HIKE with naturalists at Sunriver Nature Center. Explore

try Club Dr. Cocktails and Hors d’oeuvres, 6pm * Dinner, 7pm * Live auction to benefit the animals * Dancing! Tickets are $100 per person, $750 for a table of 8.

5TH- ANNUAL SWINGS FOR STRINGS GOLF TOURNAMENT presented by Sunriver Resort. 11:30am - 6:00pm. Tee Prizes & Fun Par 3 Competitions , Raffle Drawings for Prizes, Silent Auction. $125 Player Entry. Cart & Range Balls Included. Information - 877-593-8149.


4:00pm to 6:00pm at Cindy’s Haircuts and Nature Gifts and the new “Shop Next Door”, La Pine in Aspen Alley.

10TH - 12TH- ANNUAL WILDFLOWER SHOW at Sunriver Nature

Center, 57245 River Road. The Central Oregon Wildflower Show is held annually at the Sunriver Nature Center & Observatory. Observe100 live wild plant specimens, native plants for sale, wonderful displays and informational talks. Celebrate the beginning of summer at the annual wildflower show. For more information, call (541) 593-4394. 9am-4pm $5 Adults $2 Children (ages 2-12), Members are $2.

wildlife, geology, wildflowers and more. Bring water, snacks, guidebooks and binoculars. Min. Group 5, Max. Group 12. $15 Adults / $10 Children $12 Members. Pre-registration is required TWO days prior to scheduled trip. 541.593.4394


by the Sunriver Chamber of Commerce. Enjoy a BBQ, Family Bike Parade (Route from SR Resort to Village at Sunriver), July 4th Fun Games,Fire, police and service on site for demos. For more information, contact the Chamber at (541) 633-9600.

La Pine Churches Summer Vacation Bible School Schedule La Pine Community Church............. July 11-14......... 9:00a.m.-12:00p.m. Crescent Creek Church.................... June 13-17......... 9:00a.m.-12:00p.m. Grace Fellowship ............................. July 11-15 ........ 9:00a.m.-12:00p.m. Holy Redeemer ................................ June 27-30........ 8:45a.m.-12:30p.m. Faith Lutheran .................................. August 1-5......... 9:00a.m.-11:00p.m.

11TH & 12TH- FREE FISHING WEEKEND! No license needed, so

hit your favorite watering hole and enjoy the water. Visit http://www.dfw. for more details and fishing events.

11TH - LET’S PULL TOGETHER - Noxious Weed Eradication Day...9:00am - Noon. Meet at 8:30, at the La Pine Chamber Office to get your assignment for the morning. There will be a BBQ at noon for all participants. For more information call the La Pine Chamber at 541-5369771. 17TH - LA PINE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE BREAKFAST...Come

and join the Chamber for 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.

18TH - 50 YEARS OF PEACE CORPS at Sunriver Area Library. Discover how to travel with a purpose. Talk with volunteers who lived and worked in Africa, Asia, the South Pacific, and other locales. 1:00pm-2:00pm, free. For more information, call 541.312-1081.

22ND - JAPANESE ADVENTURE at La Pine Library, 16425 1st St.

Konnichiwa! Travel to the Land of the Rising Sun, in story and craft, where origami frogs are certain to jump, and the wind is caught and fanned. Sayonara! 10:30am-1:30pm, ages 6-11. For more information call (541) 312-1088.

25TH - THIRTEENTH ANNUAL HIGH LAKES CAR CLUB SHOW AND SHINE...9:00am - 3:30pm, at the La Pine Senior Activity Center. Raffle prizes, food, 50/50 raffle, 50’s & 60’s music DJ, vendors and valve cover race. For more information call Nadynne at 541-536-5691 or Roger at 541-536-9336.

25TH & 26TH - AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY RELAY FOR LIFE LA PINE/SUNRIVER...9:00 am - 9:00 am at the La Pine High School

Track. For more information call Carol Gray 541-815-3616, Pat Stone 541977-5266, Danielle Patrick 541-771-9644 or Stefan Meyers 541-977-5764.

25TH & 26TH - PACIFIC CREST SPORTS EVENT at Sunriver Village.

Participate or watch top athletes compete in marathon, duathlon, kids challenge and more! Enjoy vendors and music all weekend long. For more information visit:


541-977-2654 KIM FEER, Instructor


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Rhubarb Festival

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Interesting in fine tuning your speaking skills? Join us at La Pine Chamber Toastmaster’s Tuesday mornings at 8 a.m. At the Crescent Creek Community building. For more information call Linda Stephenson at 541-536-2049. You do NOT have to be a chamber member to attend.

Mike and Marlene Gadiosh with their Rhubarb Cake

L&S Gardens hosts Oregon’s Only Rhubarb Festival on June 4th Seniors to be Crowned as King and Queen of Rhubarb Festival! Crowns await the new Senior King and Queen of the Rhubarb Festival. Senior Center Candidates will be chosen and crowned and Granny’s Gang pies will be featured as part of the delicious delicacies featured at the Rhubarb Festival ! Linda Stephenson explained that she has two wonderful bands coming: Klassic Ayre Band and Bend ‘n Strings will add to the festivities and the great rhubarb recipes will be available from 11:30 AM until the food is gone! Come one, come all and celebrate the tangy vegetable and its succulent delights with your friends and neighbors! June 4th- Saturday. Be there or be square!

The Klassic Ayre Band that will be playing from 11:30 to 1:30 (photo below). Bend N’ Strings band will be playing from 1:30 to 3:30 (below right).

MEET THE AUTHORS Stop by the Newberry Eagle Frontier Days Booth and Meet Local Authors and Writers Call for more info: 541-536-3972


Get ready for the Sunriver Quilt Show and Sale! OVER 100 Quilts on Display. Bazaar items for sale. Saturday, August 6, 2011, 9:00am4:00pm. At the Village at Sunriver, Sunriver, OR. Cost is FREE. Contact Judy Johnson, Mountain Meadow Quilters at 541-593-3563 for more information. Visit


Living well challenge: Panel Discussion on how to live well with Parkinson’s.

Featuring presentations and discussions with leading researchers and movement disorder specialists from around the country. Covering topics like the latest in research and clinical trials, nutrition and exercise including: How to communicate with your doctor and your family. Watch with a friend or loved one at home or join the Greater La Pine Support group at the Midstate Electric Community Room at 16755 Finley Butte RD in La Pine. Register today by visiting and clicking on The Victory Summit page or by calling 1-877-274-7673 or locally, call Jerry at 541-536-3073. Submitted by Jerry Chinn.

Play Day in Fort Rock is Cancelled for June 2011 Only

We have put a lot of thought and research into this and have officially decided to CANCEL the NLRA June Play Day in Fort Rock due to the EHV-1 situation. This decision was not made lightly, nor are we in a “panic” that the virus will “get all our horses” but in a Play Day situation it would be more difficult to follow the necessary precautions to keep everyone safe. The good news is that it looks like the horse industry is getting a handle on containment, yet we feel the June date is close enough that we want to err on the side of caution. We ARE on schedule for July and the rest of the year. This will not affect your eligibility for year end buckles and awards. If you would like some more education on EHV-1 here is a good resource that is updated frequently, the Oregon Veterinary Medical Association. If you have questions or concerns please contact me by email at or call me 541-771-4740. Submitted by Stacy Judd, Fort Rock

Wildflower Show Sunriver Nature Center See one of the largest displays of locally collected flowers in the region. The event will feature local plant displays, a native plant sale, talks and demonstrations. June 10-12 from 9-4 Sunriver Nature Center & Observatory For details: or call (541) 593-4394

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by Bob Cox

Know Your Investment Risks — and How to Respond

When you invest, you take some risks. While you can’t totally avoid these risks, you can take steps to help reduce their impact and increase your comfort level. And the more comfortable you are with your investments, the easier it will be to follow a long-term strategy that can help you meet your goals. Let’s look at the most common types of risk related to investing, along with some suggestions on helping to reduce these risks: Losing principal — This type of risk is most closely associated with investing. For example, when you purchase a stock, you know that its value could go up or down. If it drops below your purchase price, and you then sell your shares, you will lose some of your principal. Your response — You can’t eliminate the risk of losing principal, but by owning a mix of stocks, bonds, government securities and other types of investments, you can help reduce the impact of volatility on your portfolio. Keep in mind, though, that diversification, by itself, can’t guarantee a profit or protect against loss. Losing value when interest rates change — This type of risk primarily affects fixed-income investments, such as bonds. If you purchase a bond that pays, say, a 4% interest rate, and the


YOUR 401 (k)?

Most brokers will tell you that investing in a 401(k) is an important way to save for retirement. What few bother to say is that it’s not enough just to have a 401(k). To get the most from your 401(k) when you retire, you have to actively manage it now. At Edward Jones, we’ll work with you to help ensure that your 401(k) portfolio accurately fits your goals. So your 401(k) can work for you, not the other way around. To learn how Edward Jones can help you make sense of your 401(k), call or visit your local financial advisor today.

Bob Cox, AAMS®

market rate goes up to 5%, then the value of your bond will drop because no one will be willing to pay you the full price for it when newer, higher-yielding bonds are available. Your response — You can combat, or even ignore, interest rate risk by holding your bonds until they mature. By doing so, you’ll get your full principal back, provided the issuer doesn’t default, and you’ll continue to receive regular interest payments unless the bonds are “called,” or repurchased by the issuer. (You can help protect against this by purchasing bonds that have some degree of “call protection” and by owning bonds with different maturities.) Losing purchasing power — This risk largely applies to fixed-rate investments such as certificates of deposit (CDs). To illustrate: If you purchase a CD that pays 2%, and the inflation rate is 3%, you are actually losing purchasing power. Your response — Despite their vulnerability to inflation, CDs can offer you some valuable benefits, such as preservation of principal. Yet if you are concerned about fighting inflation, you may want to look for investments than have the potential to offer rising income, such as dividend-paying stocks. In fact, you can find stocks that have increased their dividends for many consecutive years. (Be aware, though, that companies can reduce or eliminate dividends at any time. Also, an investment in stocks fluctuates, and you could lose your principal.) Apart from these individual techniques to reduce investment-related risk, you should also save early and save often — because the more money you accumulate, the greater your ability to follow a long-term strategy that reflects your personal risk tolerance. That’s why it’s a good idea to contribute as much as possible over the years to your IRA and 401(k) or other employer-sponsored retirement plan. By understanding the different types of investment risk, and by acting to help lessen them, you can reduce much of the stress sometimes associated with investing — while you increase your prospects for achieving your objectives. This article was written by Edward Jones for use by your local Edward Jones Financial Advisor. p

June Answers from pg 21 Crossword Puzzle

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Soaring Spirits!

By Joseph Garcia, Newberry Eagle Reporter ger), Marlys Johnson describes their non-traditional support group as “an opportunity to meet other people, share a meal with them and to get some good information that will help you live well with and beyond cancer.” Marlys and her husband, Gary, a cancer-survivor himself, speak across the country sharing “hope and practical information with other survivors and caregivers”.

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The Cascade Lakes National Scenic Byway recently received federal dollars to fund a by the US Forest Service welcome station. Submitted Pacific NW Region The Welcome Station will be located past the Inn of the Seventh Mountain Resort at the junction of Forest Road 41 and Cascade Lakes Highway. As one of 94 projects across the nation to receive grant funds from the Federal Highway Administration, these funds will be used to design a facility that best fits the needs of the community and travelers. Stakeholders from the community will be engaged in the design. The Welcome Station will contribute to the area’s economy by promoting the Cascade Lakes Scenic Byway as a major attraction in the Pacific Northwest. Other projects receiving funds in Oregon were on the Mt. Hood Scenic Byway and the Pacific Coast National Scenic Byway. For more information contact: Robin Gyorgyfalvy, Bend-Ft. Rock Ranger District, 541-3834786 or Shane Jeffries, District Ranger, Bend-Ft. Rock Ranger District, 541-383-4000. p

Not-for-profit organizations and their services rely on help people who otherwise wouldn’t be able to help themselves without the community’s support. Donations to Soaring Spirits Camp help cancer survivors who may not be able to afford a few days of camp - enjoy the outdoors in the company of other people who are familiar with everything that comes with being diagnosed with cancer. “WEST AFRICAN DRUM CIRCLE Heading back after camp is over, you may go (TEACHER)” DAVID VISIKO home with everlasting memories, some items you hand-crafted, new friendship(s), new outlook on life and a healthy, spiral-bound cookbook dedicated to Joan Gould, a breast cancer fighter whose memory is carried on by her husband, Robin. Joan was involved with Spirits since its inception in 1999 until she passed away on October 6, 2006, but Robin still volunteers as camp director at Suttle Lake Retreat Center and encourages people to use the cookbook (and the camp, of course) remembering “how much she loved good, healthy food, especially when shared with good friends.” Additional Information: SOARING SPIRITS CAMP (541-706-7743) SUTTLE LAKE CAMP AND RETREAT CENTER (541-595-6663) CANCER ADVENTURES - BLOG (Marlys & Gary Johnson) “WEST AFRICAN DRUM CIRCLE (TEACHER)” DAVID VISIKO (541-760-3204) E-mail: ( p

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This Month’s Special Section is Recreation & Fitness. See pg 7-11

Who Wants to be a Fitness Freak? Do the words, “Let’s go for a jog” make you want to take a nap? Do you wonder what in the world makes that 70-year old man you see nearly every day riding his bike get out there and ride? I mean, come on, those seats hurt, right? And sure, he looks good and all, but is it really worth it? Or what about that slightly larger lady at the gym who keeps taking the treadmill up to a run for a couple minutes, down to a walk, then back up to a run? “I don’t run unless I’m being chased!” you might be thinking. Why would she ever try to run? And then there are the ladies that drive all the way in from Fort Rock area for a yoga class… YOGA! Who does yoga, and can’t you just do some stretches at home and call it good? Seriously! What is with these “fitness freaks”? Let me preface this with I’m no doctor; I’m not even a personal trainer. I’m a licensed massage therapist who once weighed 293 pounds. I have, however, lost over 110 pounds which has created a life altering state of being, and I have become one of those “fitness freaks”. When I was heavy, I suffered tremendously from plantar fasciitis, (inflammation of the tissue on the bottom of the foot). My back and my joints would often hurt. Going for walks caused my toes to feel like

they were going to burst open and my hands would puff up like sausages, even when I held them high. Running was extremely painful on not just my joints, but even my skin, organs and head. My energy level was low. I slept poorly. I had a lack of motivation and suffered (unknowingly) from depression, and I was often grouchy. To top it off, I was a “healthy heavy person”. I had not developed any high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, cancer or any of the other major health risks associated with obesity… yet. At 39 I began my new life. I completely changed how I ate, and as my weight began to drop, my activity levels began to rise and interesting changes began to take place. A week after my 40th birthday and a 100 pounds down, I ran my first 5K (3.1 miles). Two months later I participated in my first triathlon and this May I ran my first marathon. And to think, just two years ago I couldn’t run 100 meters without feeling like I was going to die. So what has improving my fitness level done for me? To begin with I feel lighter, bouncy even, and more playful. My energy level is up, my mood and outlook on life are much improved, and I’m eager to “do”. I sleep hard and I fall asleep fast! My joints

By Jennifer Slater, Massage Therapist Owner of Sabai Healing Arts

and back are strong and pain issues have dramatically reduced… AND, when they do bother me, 9 out of 10 times exercising speeds up recovery tremendously. The inflammation problems are gone and moving doesn’t hurt anymore. It’s interesting - the body really likes to move. Often when we get out of the habit of moving, working out sounds like a lot of… well… painful work. But movement makes us feel better. It increases energy levels and stamina, improves heart health, as well as fights arthritis and inflammation. Weight bearing exercises strengthen muscles and bones; which in turn, improves the health of your joints. Furthermore, exercise improves digestion, can reduce headaches, and help prevent falls or even sickness. In short, exercise keeps us alive and able to best enjoy the life we have. So, come on! Go for a power walk, maybe even a jog. Take a bike ride with the kids or grandkids. Try new things like yoga, bootcamp, or even kickboxing. Think outside your box. Keep it fresh and interesting. Fitness is FUN and rewarding… even when it’s uncomfortable! You can always come see me for a massage or doctor Brad for a chiropractic adjustment afterwards. p


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