Moose Lodge Receives National Recognition
Pine Forest Bill Sent to Legislature, CAG Opposes
See both sides & Letters to the Editor on page 3.
By T. Myers, Staff Writer
La Pine, OR - In a small town like La Pine where family really matters to all of us, it is only logical that the local Moose Lodge #2093 would be an important part of the community. Now our own local lodge is being recognized by the national Moose organization for being the most active lodge in the country! Based on the concept that Moose is a family fraternity, it is now “an international organization of men and women dedicated to caring for young and old, bringing communities close together and celebrating life.” Members join up in order to enjoy each other’s company, but they work together to support a 1000 acre community called Mooseheart west of Chicago where young residents get
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Photo Below - Back Row, from left to right: Dan Varcoe, La Pine Chamber and City Councilor, George “GW” McCullough, Supreme Governor, Ken Mulenex, La Pine Mayor, Bob Steffens, Moose Int’l. Relations Committee Front row left to right: Duke Snyder, OR Reg Mgr., Medford, Don Cotnam, Past Supreme Gov., Roseburg, Ron Waits, Deputy Supreme Gov., Bend, (Continued on Page 11) Warren Black, Council Member, Grants Pass
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LA PINE CITY NEWS Public Hearing Notice
Submitted by the City of La Pine The City of La Pine is conducting a PUBLIC HEARING on March 8, 2011 beginning at 6:00 p.m. at the La Pine Senior Center to consider whether it is in the best interest of the city and its citizens to consolidate the La Pine Water District and La Pine Sewer District services provided within the La Pine city boundary into the City of La Pine, through a withdrawal process pursuant to ORS 222.520. Location: La Pine Senior Center, 16450 Victory Way, La Pine, Oregon, Phone: (541) 536-6237 Please attend this public hearing to provide your input. Oral and written testimony is strongly encouraged and welcome. Written comments can be hand delivered to La Pine City Hall and will also be accepted via regular mail, facsimile or e-mail. Mail: La Pine City Hall, P.O. Box 3055, La Pine, Oregon 97739 Fax: (541) 536-1462 • E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Y7
THE NEWBERRY EAGLE • MARCH 2011
Applications Being Accepted for Planning Commission Member Submitted by the City of La Pine The City of La Pine is seeking applications for a Planning Commission member. This applicant must be a resident of the City to apply. Member will be required to attend at least one evening meeting per month. The purpose of this Commission is to address land use issues as they come before the City, making recommendations for plans regulating the City’s future growth, development and design. To apply, please submit an application, available online at www.ci.la-pine.or.us. Applications will be accepted until position is filled. Applications will be open until filled. Please apply to City of La Pine, P.O. Box 3055, La Pine, OR 97739. Phone: 541-536-1432. Fax: 541-536-1462. Y7
The South Deschutes and North Klamath County Groundwater Protection Project Steering Committee
Final Comprehensive Plan Draft Public Hearings Deschutes County is pleased to announce the Board of County Commissioners will conduct public hearings on the draft Comprehensive Plan beginning March 29. The Planning Commission recommended the new Comprehensive Plan to the Board of Commissioners on January 13 following 2½ years of public input. It incorporates local values, State regulations and existing conditions and trends. The draft Plan includes goals and policies that will guide land use in unincorporated Deschutes County over the next 20 years. A copy is available at www.deschutes.org/cdd. Deschutes County invites you to participate in the public hearings. You are welcome to share your thoughts and opinions in person by speaking to the Board or by submitting your comments in writing. If you are not able to attend a public hearing, please send your comments to the Board of County Commissioners at email@example.com.
Give your input and learn more about the Comprehensive Plan at these meetings: March 29, 6pm - Deschutes Services Center, Bend March 31, 6pm - La Pine Senior Center April 5, 6pm - Sisters City Hall
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Submitted by Robert Baggett, DEQ Hi All, Again we have established a routine meeting schedule for this committee as the first Tuesday of each month. In an effort to keep citizens in the South Deschutes and North Klamath County area informed about this upcoming meeting, please post this news release in your weekly/monthly publications, on your broadcasts, and in your offices. The South Deschutes and North Klamath County Groundwater Protection Project Steering Committee will meet at 6 p.m. on March 1, 2011 at the Midstate Electric Community Meeting Room, 16755 Finley Butte Road, La Pine. The steering committee, composed of South Deschutes and North Klamath County residents, is charged with identifying cost-effective solutions to protect area groundwater. Meeting topics include: • Land application of municipal wastewater • Questions to ask future presenters • Strategic planning for communications and outreach For more information, contact Robert Baggett at 541-633-2036 or via email at baggett. firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the the project website. Thanks Again, Bob Robert Baggett, REHS, Natural Resource Specialist 4, Variance Officer, Onsite Wastewater Treatment Program, Water Quality Section - Bend Office, 475 NE Bellevue, Suite 110, Bend, OR 97701, Phone 541-633-2036, Fax 541-388-8283, Toll Free 1-866863-6668. Y7
The next CAG Meetings are Fri., Mar. 4th, & Mar. 18th at 9:30am at the American Legion, Drafter Rd. For more info call 541-546-8192.
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THE NEWBERRY EAGLE • MARCH 2011
About House Bill 3347 – On this page: About Bill 3347 by
Representative - Gene Whisnant, CAG’s letter of opposition, and letters to the editor. The Newberry Eagle does not take sides in the issues discussed below. To read Bill 3347, go to http://www.leg.state.or.us
HB 3347 One PagerPine Forest Bill Submitted by Representative, Gene Whisnant
It is important to stress what HB 3347 is not: It is not a bill that would allow development where development would otherwise be prohibited. Similarly, this bill is not a hand-out to a developer. HB 3347 is an excellent example of a public/private partnership which takes a large first step towards solving a regional environmental problem and, in return, provides a streamlined development process on property that will be developed regardless of the outcome of HB 3347. If HB 3347 does not pass, the Pine Forest property will be developed with a resort; however, the region will have lost an opportunity to address a longterm environmental problem. The Pine Forest property will be developed as a resort regardless of the outcome of HB 3347. Deschutes County is currently in the process of amending its Destination Resort map. On January 27, 2011, the Deschutes County Planning Commission voted unanimously in favor of amending the Destination Resort map to include the Pine Forest property. We anticipate that the Board of Commissioners will similarly vote to include the Pine Forest property on the county’s updated Destination Resort map in the next few months. The Pine Forest property is immediately adjacent to the Caldera Springs Destination Resort. Under Deschutes County’s resort standards, the Caldera Springs Destination Resort can be expanded to include the Pine Forest property with little difficultly. Deschutes County regulations, 18.113.025 expressly provide that existing resorts such as Caldera Springs may be expanded to included adjacent land. Consequently, in the very near future, the Pine Forest property will have the ability to become part of a larger resort. The development which is authorized under HB3347, and what will be permitted under the county’s destination resort rules, will be strikingly similar. In fact, the development provisions of HB 3347 are modeled on the State’s existing Destination Resort rules. The primary difference between the development authorized under HB 3347 and the development of a Destination Resort is the requirement to place deed restrictions on overnight lodging accommodations. Other Destination Resort development restrictions, such as traffic mitigation, the requirement to provide overnight accommodations and the obligation to minimize impacts on surrounding lands all apply to Pine Forest. Consequently, there will be little difference between what could be built under the county’s existing Destination Resort regulations and what could be constructed under HB 3347. There are, however, two primary benefits with HB 3347. First, HB 3347 represents the first step to solving a long-term environmental problem in south Deschutes County. Second, HB 3347 removes an existing impediment to providing overnight accommodations and will allow Pine Forest and Caldera Springs to function as vibrant resort areas, drawing visitors from across the state, the region and the country. Y7
Rep. Whisnant introduces jobs and South County environmental bill Press Release Submitted by Representative, Gene Whisnant
Rep Gene Whisnant (R-Sunriver) introduced HB 3347 (amended) to allow development of up to 925 homes to expand Caldera Springs resort and requires the developer to contribute up to $3 million for evaluation, monitoring and mitigating potential groundwater issues in South Deschutes County. “I hope this bill creates new jobs and construction related jobs for families in Central Oregon severely affected by the recession,” Rep. Whisnant added. “The bill also provides funding for Oregon’s Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) to continue to evaluate, monitor, and mitigate nitrate related groundwater issues in South County.” HB 3347 waives Oregon’s current restriction that all Goal 8 destination resorts must have a deed restriction on all overnight accommodations. This condition states the property must be available for rent, 45 weeks a year and it must be rented through the resort’s central reservation service. The lending industry has recently determined that this provision changes the status of the property from a residence to a commercial property. Unfortunately, this reduces the value and marketability since a commercial loan requires a larger down payment and a higher interest rate. DEQ could use the $3 million in coordination with the newly formed DEQ Steering Committee on South Deschutes and Northern Klamath County Groundwater Projection Project to fund additional studies on the high nitrate levels, evaluate the possibility of additional sewer systems, create a financial assistance fund for citizens, and seek Goal 11 exceptions for sewer systems outside urban growth areas. Rep. Whisnant reported: “I originally drafted the bill to create a South County Sanitary Authority to receive the $3 million directly from the developer. After some citizen comments and conversations with community leaders, the DLCD Director and DEQ director; I decided to send the funds to DEQ, who with inputs from the steering committee, could use the funds to create a Sanitary Authority at a later date.” The new “Pine Forest” development will still be required to have 50% open space and provide for a minimum of 25% overnight accommodations. Currently, over 85% of all Sunriver properties are used as overnight accommoda-(Continued on page 25)
Community Action Group (CAG)
Opposes House Bill 3347 Letter to the Legislature, Written and Formatted by CAG
We, the Deschutes County Citizens Action Group (CAG) vigorously oppose HB3347 (the bill) sponsored by Representative Whisnant (HD53, R, Sunriver) with Representatives Conger (HD54, R, Bend), Hoffman (HD59, R, The Dalles), McLane (HD55, R, Powell Butte) and Senator Atkinson (SD2, R, Grants Pass). This bill was concealed from the public eye! Despite claims to the contrary, residents of South Deschutes County first discovered the bill by a leaked draft legislation copy1 and later that week from an article in the Bend Bulletin2. This corporate legislative package sets a dangerous precedent for circumventing local and state land use law This bill by-passed local input and triggered a flashback to earlier county legislation that forced ground water solutions on South County CAG asks: what happened residents commonly called the Local Rule3. CAG to the local public process? members asked Mr. Steve Runner, Director of Development for the Sunriver Resort: When will local people have the opportunity to provide testimony? Mr. Runner stated that there will be opportunity for public testimony at the legislative hearings, in Salem!4 Following the Local Rule repeal, Deschutes County formally gave the ground water protection program for the Upper Deschutes River Basin back to DEQ. This reckless bill obstructs a unified, locally directed solution currently being sought by both DEQ and the Steering Committee established in Sept, 2010. Although Deschutes County contributed public Public-fund money intendfunds to help pay for a feasibility study by Sunriver ed for the poorest people in Environmental, LLC, a private entity who owns the our community, went to a Sunriver sewer, the report was never shared in a local wealthy corporation who, public meeting. in return, has shown no Whisnant states: I hope this bill creates new jobs respect for the citizens of …5. This bill would add an additional 925 ‘newly the affected area. platted’ lots to the South County area where at least 10,000+ ‘vacant’ lots (platted 30-50 years ago) already exist. CAG asks: what makes Whisnant states in his press release, HB3347 reRep. Whisnant think more quires the developer to contribute up to $3 million building lots equals more jobs? [to] potential ground water issues in South Deschutes County6. Conservative estimates suggest Sunriver Resort might save at least $25-40+ MILLION with this bill. Why are the taxpayers only getting a small fraction of the savings? If HB 3347 passes, we feel that a viable payment should be at least 70 % of the savings since we are talking about millions of dollars! CAG asks: Then what is The bill declares an emergency for the immediate the emergency, if not for the preservation of the public peace, health and safety … septic issues, could it be taking effect immediately upon its passage. Whisnant for Sunriver Resort’s states: I do not believe the septic issues pose an imcorporate interests? minent danger to public health7. CAG members state: Let the DEQ Steering Committee complete their commitment to the residents of the Upper Deschutes River Basin and the State of Oregon, regarding efforts to identify a comprehensive sustainable ground water protection plan for the area.
Residents demand a local public process, not a process mandated by corporate interests through irresponsible legislation, HB 3347, sponsored by Whisnant, Conger, Huffman, McClane and Atkinson!
References: 1LC 2578, 2“Sunriver Developers Seek Deal,” Bulletin, February 5, 2011, 3Deschutes County Ordinance No. 2008-012, 4CAG Meeting, February 11, 2011, 5Whisnant Press Release, February 18, 2011, 6Whisnant’s Press Release, February 18, 2011, 7Whisnant’s Weekly, February 11, 2011. Y7
Letter to the Editor
From Vicky Jackson, South County Resident This bill started from closed door, and you weren’t supposed to find out! Due to the quick thinking of some, the word got out. Now, the “cats out of the bag.” No involvement with the Community nor DEQ Steering Committee. The bill exempts Sunriver Resort, LLC/Pine Forest Dev. from land use laws & gives special privileges. Just throw some $$ to DEQ and while claiming, “helping the nitrate problem.” What jobs? Withdraw this bill. Y7
Letter to the Editor
From Robert Ray After having learned about HB3347 sponsored by Gene Whisnant and Jason Conger I was left in a state of disbelief. After the Citizens fought a long hard battle to be involved in the decisions in developing a solution in concert with the County, and DEQ. We find that legislation has been developed using the alleged nitrate issue to allow a development. The inference is alluded to that there has been considerable community outreach by the lobbyists that have involved those affected. That this is something that citizens have (Continued on page 25) been advised of and are accepting of.
THE NEWBERRY EAGLE • MARCH 2011
New Tradition at the Red Rooster Coffee House & Cafe
by Wendy Korn, Newberry Eagle Reporter
For the past three years, owners Norma and Darrell McAllister succeeded in packing the small cafe on Valentine’s Day with over 100 people throughout the evening. Employees and friends volunteered their time to help with the busy evening by cooking prime rib, serving meals and desserts, and washing dishes. Except for Easter Sunday, every holiday is a new tradition at Norma’s Red Rooster Coffee House and Cafe, where regulars spend time to get to know each other during a home-cooked-style meal. Some of the Red Rooster’s best regular menu items include biscuits and gravy, grilled Ruebens, extra large cookies, and delicious low-fat salads. Norma’s Red Rooster Coffee House and Cafe is located at 51425 Highway 97, La Pine, OR. Y7
During Valentine’s dinner, there were anniversaries and birthdays. Councilor Stu Martinez celebrated his 50th birthday, with a cake made by Mayor Mulenex’s wife Vickie.
Independently Healthy HealthKo Opens in La Pine, Offers Natural Foods, Herbs, and Homeopathic Advice By Wendy Korn, News Correspondent There’s a huge advantage to opening a business around a niche martket - it will bring people into town from all over South County. Owners Joy and Ken Person have tapped into the natural supplements market to bring La Pine people alternative choices when it comes to food and herbs. Their store on Huntington Rd boasts shelves of organic foods, a bulk section, natural juices and honey, gluten-free products (the latest food trend), and even flash-frozen fruit. Their goal is to help the overall health of the community and at the same time offer competitive prices. In order to help customers, Ken consults them on possible herbal combinations that may help with their ailments. Ken is certified in various areas including Master Herbalist, Clinical Behavioral Therapy, and Hypnotherapy. He explains that, “We have learned through 30 years of this kind of care... it works in conjuction with Western medicine. We give people choices and education them in their health.” Herbalist and owner of HealthKo in La Pine weighs Maca Root. This root comes from the high jungle in Peru and is typically used by people to increase libido and energy levels. You are invited to the open house this month! See page 28, calendar of events for date and time. FOOD! FUN! PRIZES! Y7
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By John Huddle
Developing a 10-year plan to end homelessness sounds like a lofty goal. Yet, many communities across America are doing just that. Each state is in the process or has developed a statewide 10-year plan. Why would we develop a plan? The answer is simple, if we do not, then homelessness continues unabated. Today, we have many homeless that never thought they would end up that way. Often, they were the ones helping others, now they need help. We use a simple definition of homelessness: being without a decent, safe, stable and permanent place to live that is fit for human habitation. The plan first seeks to understand the homelessness problem. It identifies the unique characteristics of the local community. It looks for trends in homelessness. The plan identifies the costs of homelessness, including societal costs. Next, the plan examines current services and identifies missing services. The goal is to prevent homelessness when possible and quickly get the homeless into a home. The statewide Oregon vision is this: We believe all people in Oregon should have the opportunity to be at home in their community and be physically, emotionally and economically healthy. It’s not a bad vision but it will take work to develop a plan that agencies, local government, nonprofit organizations, churches and others can work with to prevent homelessness and quickly end it when it starts. Regionally, we have a tri-county plan that acts as an umbrella to local community plans. To date, attempts to put together a committee in La Pine to develop our own plan have been unsuccessful. I believe that we need to make our own plan a priority, so I told Commissioner Tammy Baney I would lead the committee if I could get sufficient community “buy in.” To date, everyone I have talked to is supportive. Now, we need volunteers to get this committee up and running.
We need the following:
• Service organizations to the homeless, such as the food programs • Representatives from the local churches, especially those who have good rapport with multiple churches
• Veteran’s organizations • Housing programs • Medical community, including mental health • Business community • Local government, city council, sheriff, etc. • State agencies, such as DHS • Education • Social clubs, etc. • Concerned Citizens
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interest or your area of skill • Collaborate with each other as a committee; we will work as a team • Read the supplied material and research existing plans for ideas or as a way to adopt or adapt to La Pine • Talk to people to discover out own unique homelessness problem • Cost, just time Projected time frame is no more than six months from start to finishTo volunteer: Please contact John Huddle @ email@example.com or call 541-728-3201 Y7
THE NEWBERRY EAGLE • MARCH 2011
How Can We Protect and Grow South County’s Uniqueness?
Pioneer Ranch Story Unfolds Review and Photos by Wendy Korn, Newberry Eagle Reporter
by ,Jerry Hubbard, UDRC Executive Director and Allan Flood, Grant Writer
The central issue impeding the protection and growth of South County’s environmental safety, beauty, independence, recreation and economy is a lack of a broad strategic vision that encompasses the rivers, the community, economy, forests, wildlife, education and recreation. The Upper Deschutes River Coalition (UDRC) is in the process of creating a practical a long-term collaborative strategic vision and action plan for its 69,000 acre service area. This area serves over 6,200 private lot owners adjoining the Bend Ft. Rock Ranger District of the Deschutes National Forest. The process began January 28, 2011 with 53 people attending a 20-year Strategic Visioning conference. The planning process will lead to a comprehensive plan involving the UDRC Board of Directors representing 21 communities, the USFS, BLM, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, State of Oregon’s departments of Forestry and Fish and Wildlife, Deschutes County’s Forestry and Project Wildfire, Deschutes River Conservancy, Upper Deschutes River Watershed Council and other UDRC members and stakeholders. The plan also involves residences in South Deschutes County and businesses. Possible outcomes of the Strategic Plan process are: Ecological – our strategic vision addresses the Upper Deschutes River, Little Deschutes River, Spring River and the Fall River. Portions of the Upper Deschutes River are a Wild and Scenic River. The vision also includes forests, wildlife and wetlands. Economic – the vision addresses the economic viability of the South Deschutes County and the possible use of the National Forest for job creation providing living wage jobs in our service areas. The vision includes increasing tourism which is the main economic engine for our area, providing a high quality infrastructure to attract new residents and improved housing for all levels of income. Social benefits – community involvement, education and recreation is a major component of the vision and plan. Collaborative decision making that addresses each other’s values are considered. Also, stronger working relations with local, county and other government agencies will help move the area and the Coalition toward the vision. The vision’s twenty year outcomes include: healthy forests with widely spaced big trees, preserving old growth trees, improved collaboration in forest management and mitigating or reducing the risk and danger of forest fires; sustaining, maintaining and improving wildlife corridors and habitat; improving and creating partnerships to help manage water flows in the rivers, solving waste water issues and preserving and caring for wetlands and riparian areas. A successful collaborative process will result in a majority of the stakeholders in the Coalition’s 69,000 acre service area understanding and supporting the Coalition’s long range vision and strategic plan. The visioning process will be an open, positive, collaborative, and transparent and include many individuals, agencies nonprofits and interested parties. About Upper Deschutes River Coalition Since 2005, the UDRC has obtained grants and donations of $624,000. They have invested over $604,000 of the receipts in improving their service area with a focus on community-wide education, their monthly E News letter, wildfire fuel reduction, and watershed and wildlife habitat improvements. Besides volunteers representing 21 local neighborhoods, their stakeholders include county, state and federal agencies together with many other non-profit based organizations. The UDRC’s website is www.udrc.org. Y7
Free Tire Recycling
“About 15 miles south ot the future site of Bend, the crew camped for the night in a meadow amid a forest of ponderosa and lodgepole pines. There was a spring in the meadow that ran down to the willows beside the Little Deschutes River. The men watched the sun set south of a mammoth snow-capped volcano. Perhaps the men caught fish for dinner. In all of his later roaming, Bill Vandevert never forgot that evening and that meadow - the future site of Vandevert Ranch.” Vandevert’s story is unveiled in this new book by a log home owner and the family’s historian. Ted Haynes and Grace Vandevert McNellis team up to write about the true story behind the gated community off of Highway 97. The book is highly recommended for anyone living in Central Oregon. There are loads of historical facts that many people enjoy discussing, especially in this community.
The Homestead was rebuilt in 1988, using logs from the original building, and appeared in Architectural Digest in June 1998. This log home and other log structures at the ranch were built by Ed Adams and Jim Gardner.
Title: Vandevert, The Hundred-Year History of a Central Oregon Ranch Authors: Ted Haynes and Grace Vandevert McNellis Publisher: The Robleda Company 208 pages, 70 photos and diagrams, bibiography, and index This book is currently available at: www.robledabooks.com and www.VandevertRanch.org Y7
Residents are encouraged to dispose of unwanted tires free at a collection event scheduled on Saturday, March 19 at Deschutes County’s Knott Landfill Recycling & Transfer Facility. This semi-annual event benefits the community by giving citizens an opportunity to dispose of used tires in a responsible manner. Where: Knott Landfill, 61050 SE 27th St. in Bend When: Saturday, March 19, from 7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. What: Tires both on-and-off the rim can be dropped off on March 19. Tires over 24.5” (wheel diameter), farm equipment tires, tires from businesses, fleet tires, or heavy equipment tires will not be accepted at the event. Limit: 12 tires per household. If you have more than 12 tires to recycle, please contact the Solid Waste office in advance for approval. For more information: please contact the Deschutes County Solid Waste Office at (541) 317-3163 or visit the Solid Waste website at www.deschutes.org/solidwaste
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THE NEWBERRY EAGLE • MARCH 2011
La Pine Area & Three Rivers Schools Update
La Pine Advisory Committee Openings
Pat Yaeger, South County Director Voters will decide who will fill all three of the La Pine Advisory Committee seats during the upcoming May 17th election. The La Pine Advisory Committee works to provide an additional voice for the La Pine community and La Pine area schools. The three member, publicly elected board meets approximately six times during the school year to provide community input, recognize student achievements, recognize community members, review building usage and professional development activities, and review reports covering: academic performance, attendance, athletics, budget, curriculum, and building construction of La Pine area schools. Members also sit on various district committees. Interested candidates are encouraged to contact the Deschutes County Clerks office for filing information at 541.388.6549 or on the web at www.deschutes.org. The deadline to file for the May election is March 17th.
La Pine Middle School Career Day: VOCATION DESTINATIONS
Nanette McPherson, LPMS Office Manager La Pine Middle School is hosting their second annual Career Day on March 3, 2011. Billed as Vocation Destinations; this event is sponsored by Gear Up, a six year federally funded grant. “College…it’s not a dream, it’s a plan”. That’s our motto at Gear Up, and it guides our work with middle and high school students in La Pine. This grant is part of the state program in Oregon that supports schools in their efforts to set high academic expectations, promote early awareness of college and other post secondary opportunities, and engage students in college and career planning. One of the ways we are doing this is to provide an opportunity for students to learn about a variety of careers, how to prepare for that career and what it looks like in the “real world”. Career Days are a great way to introduce youth to the world of work and we’re excited to have one at La Pine Middle School. Many businesses in La Pine participated last year and it was a great success for both students and businesses/ professionals. We are looking forward to another great event this year with even more business professionals. Thanks to all of you for taking the time away from your busy schedules to spend a few hours with 11-14 year olds talking about your work! If you missed out this year and would like to join us next year please contact La Pine Middle School @ 541-355-8200. One of the other ways Gear Up has found that gets middle school students excited about planning for college is campus visits. We will be taking all seventh and eighth grade students to at least one college visit this year. Our goal is to expose each student to a community college (COCC), a tech school (OIT) and one state college (U of O or OSU) before they reach high school.
ROTC Hosts Navy Captain for Inspection
Jerry Hollis, LPHS NJROTC LPHS Hawks NJROTC will host Captain Dan Wenceslao, US Navy (retired). Area 13 Manager for our Annual Military Inspection (AMI) on March 7th. This will be our bi-annual visit from the area manager. This is a top down inspection that begins with a uniform inspection for all cadets beginning at 0800 in the main gym. The cadet staff is required to present a formal brief of unit operations, followed by inspections of our administration and supply. A casual lunch will begin at 1200 followed by the formal pass-in review at 1245. Our guest speaker this year will be Lt Col Dave Blahnik US Army (retired), the Central Oregon Military Officers Association JROTC representative. Also in attendance will be Bob Maxwell, Oregon’s only surviving Medal of Honor recipient. Bob has just turned 90, so we will take the opportunity to recognize his accomplishments as well.
Pianist Performs for La Pine and Rosland Elementary School Students
Tammy Doty, Principal, La Pine Elementary School The students and staff of La Pine Elementary and Rosland Elementary came together at La Pine Elementary to enjoy a musical treat on Friday, February 11, as they got to listen to a special performance by Pianist, Michael Kaeshammer, who was in town for the Sunriver Music Festival. Mr. Kaeshammer started out the concert with a little “Boogie Woogie”, which got the 550 students and staff boogying in their seats. Mr. Kaeshammer loves to perform for students and took many questions from the audience. He played a few familiar tunes, each time encouraging the students to clap along with the beat. The students were truly inspired by his talent and they talked about him all day.
Michael Kaeshammer performs at La Pine Elementary School
Photo by Steve Mallatt, Dean of Students, LPES
FBLA Students Attend Cascade Regional Skills Conference
Steve Parnell, Business Teacher and FBLA Advisor What a great day we had at the Regional Skills Conference at OIT in Klamath Falls on February 10th! Our “Business Hawks” thumped the competition at regionals. We will be sending approximately 30 students to State competition in Portland on April 7-9. I’m very proud of all their efforts, and we are definitely the most spirited team of all the schools at this year’s Cascade Regional Competition. Now we will begin practices and fundraisers for State Competition. You may sponsor money or help send a student to State by making that check to LPHSFBLA note on memo line their name. Full sponsorship is $150 but we will take any amount... Now for the results - these set the stage to take approx 30 La Pine FBLA students. (Please note these are preliminary results as a few events have not been tabulated yet, and some additional changes or results will come after all final data is evaluated).
FBLA Competition Results! Go Business Hawks! Cherie Bradley: 1st in Network Design (with Cody Wright); 2nd in Global Business. Alex Coiteux: 6th in Hospitality Management; 9th Health Care Administration Breanna Cram: 4th in Hospitality Management Mariah Hatfield: 5th in Marketing Ashlee Horn: 6th in Personal Finance Ty Meek: 2nd in Impromptu Speaking; 10th in Business Communications James Nave: 8th in Business Calculations; 10th in Public Speaking II Jackie Parsley: 1st in Management Decision Making (with Ronnie Parsely) Carmen Pierce: 8th in Impromptu Speaking; 9th in Business Communications Wendy Price: 4th in Impromptu Speaking; 5th in Business Procedures Kaneesha Willer: 3rd in Job Interview Dallas Wilson: 4th in Banking and Financial Management Cody Wright: 1st in Network Design (with Cherie Bradley); 2nd in Cyber Security Kyle Hall: 3rd in Marketing; 8th in Sports Management Christian Harris: 4th in Intro to Technology Concepts; 10th in Business Procedures
Holly Jackson: 2nd in Management Decision Making Kyleigh James: 9th in Marketing Cameron Kraft: 3rd in Computer Problem Solving, 7th in FBLA Principals and Procedures Jena Lane: 1st in Help Desk; 4th in Intro to Parliamentary Procedures Kati Newcomb: 3rd in Business Math; 5th in Intro to Technology Concepts Dez Patton: 9th in Cyber Security. Ronnie Parsley: 1st in Management Decision making; (With Jackie Parsley) Ashley Stewart: 5th in Hospitality Management; 10th Health Care Administration Katie Sutton: 3rd in Business Procedures Spencer Wilson: 10th in Business Calculations Kandace Peterson: 2nd in Personal Finance;9th in Business Calculations Stefan Strutz: 2nd in Marketing; 3rd in Intro to Business Kaylee Zogg: 8th in FBLA Principals and Procedures Alex Price: 4th in Sports Management; 5th in Impromptu Speaking Skylar Miller: 7th in Business Math
La Pine High School FBLA Students along with Steve Parnell, Business Teacher and FBLA Advisor
Cat in the Hat Night in La Pine
Come celebrate Read Across America at our annual Cat in the Hat night, March 2nd, from 6:00-8:00 at La Pine Elementary School. The event is free! This year, both La Pine Elementary and Rosland Elementary will enjoy the special night. All families in the community are encouraged to come and visit all the fun Dr. Seuss themed booths. Try some “Green Eggs and Ham”, “Hop on Pop”, make a postcard from “Oh the Places You’ll Go”, visit the Buy-one-Get-one Free Scholastic Book Fair, and enjoy some cake to celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday and so much more. Get out your Dr. Seuss hats and we hope to see you there!
Three Rivers Trips and Expansion
Beth Faulkenberry, Office Manager Spring is in the air and there is plenty going at Three Rivers School. Construction on the building expansion is nearing completion and we are hoping to move into our new space after President’s Day. We’ll be organizing an Open House and inviting the community to come and see our beautiful new buildings before school is out in June. Several classes are looking forward to upcoming field trips like snowshoeing at Mt Bachelor, visiting the High Desert Museum and experiencing Rocket Science courtesy of the Sunriver Nature Center. These trips coincide with our school curriculum and give our students the opportunity to take part in some wonderful outings here in our community. They trips are made possible through generous donations from Care For Kids. Many Three Rivers Students are currently deciding which famous historical person they want to be for our Living History Day. Students portray their selected figure for our judges, and finalists perform at an all school assembly on March 8th. Y7
Electric Natural Gas Petroleum Solar Wind Wood Coal Biomass Geothermal Nuclear CONTENTS
Energy is a Critical Issue............................. 7 Getting Credit for Your Energy................... 7 Newberry Habitat - Green........................... 8 Tourism Conference - Sustainability.......... 9 AirTech’s Geothermal Heating................... 9 COCC Builds for Sustainability.................. 10 Wind Energy................................................ 10
“The quest for complacency is the pursuit of a mirage, but, striving toward maturity is sustainable.” Sandra Jones
Energy is a Critical Issue in Our World Everywhere we go, and in everything we do, we use energy. If the power goes off in a business, operations come to a halt. The heating and air conditioning will go off, the equipment will shut down, and the technology cannot be used. Most of the time, the employees get to take the rest of the day off. We depend on energy for almost everything. We depend on electricity, natural gas, and petroleum. Governments are contributing and companies are working hard to support energy usage. And renewable energy is coming to the forefront. Government and business leaders realize the need for clean sustainable energy. Fossil fuel resources are not only depletable, but are slowly destroying our ozone. It is sad that the very thing we have come to depend on so much - our transportation systems - will destroy our ozone if we keep polluting the air. But the good news is that we can change. Change is hard, but believe it or not, it is happening right now. Did you know that energy companies are advancing in technology? They are working to implement cleaner alterna-
tive ways to power our autos, homes, businesses, and cities. Governments are supporting this. Our federal government is helping to support the change to renewable energy. They are providing grants to companies for technological research and developments of renewable energy. Incentives are offered to individuals for creating more sustainable, energy sufficient homes. Tax credits and money is to be received. (See article below for more info). Renewable energy is cleaner and will last a very long time. With this as an environmental mandate, solar and wind energy technologies are moving more into the public consciousness. Not only is the U.S. moving forward, but also, countries including Japan, Germany, and India are making energy advancements. Change is happening. It will take a long time to completely change from dirty to clean energy. Reaching maturity in powering our world with clean energy is necessary for survival of this planet. It will happen, and we can all do our part in small contributions. We all have to keep changing and changing.
Getting Credit for Your Energy At federal and state levels, taxpayers are able to earn valuable tax credits that will help reduce the money owed to the IRS. If you are looking for a way to reduce your tax payment to the State of Oregon, the Tax Credit program can be helpful. Oregon’s Energy Conservation website appears to have everything readily accessible for taxpayers; all the forms, brochures, and contact information. Just by touring your own home and writing down appliance model numbers, you can find out from the website if they are eligible for up to 25% of the purchase cost in tax credits. Then complete a form for every qualifying appliance in the house. Sometimes this bit of work is worth the amount of money you will save. You may be surprised to find out how efficient your dishwasher is, or that
you can deduct $10 per pellet bag for your heater. For example, to qualify for the Oregon Residential Energy Tax Credit (RETC), a dishwasher must have an energy factor of 0.75 cycles/kWh or higher. Meaning, the machine must finish a load within 1 kilowatt hour to have the highest energy factor of one. Newberry Habitat for Humanity understands the need for efficient appliances and, in previously built homes, has installed appliances to the Energy Star Platinum Level. Not only are the appliances energy efficient, they cost less to use them in the household. This is something that is very important for homeowners buying a Habitat home. The utility bills should not cost more than the mortgage, or the whole purpose is defeated. Monty Dammarell, the Board
By Sandra Jones, Editor in Chief
By Wendy Korn, News Correspondent
President for Newberry Habitat for Humanity, says that his family strives to live in an energy efficient home, and last year installed a geothermal heating system. In a recent interview, he explained that one reason they decided to switch to geothermal was cost. The federal tax credit for a geothermal or solar system is 30% of the installation cost. Combine that with the Oregon tax credit and Mid-State Electric’s rebate, and the system costs less than regular heating. Monty also likes the fact that the maintenance costs are very low (only requires replacing a filter on the heat pump) and that the system is kind to our environment. “I’m a true believer in energy efficiency and when I leave this planet, I want to leave it a better place than when I got here”, said Monty Dammarell.
How to apply
You will need to fill out forms for every appliance that qualifies for credit. Go to this website: https://odoe.retc.state.or.us/ login/entry.cfm Register for the Tax Credit Program
Receive password via email and login
Fill out applications for appliance
Other possible systems with State tax incentives include solar electric (PV) systems, premium efficiency water heaters, solar water heaters, and wastewater heat recovery systems. To find out more, visit http:// w w w. O r e g o n . g o v / E N E R GY / RESIDENTIAL/residential_energy_tax_credits.shtml Y7
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Newberry Habitat: Green As Can Be By Mike Beeson When it comes to energy conservation, Newberry Habitat’s homes being built in La Pine are seriously Green. In order to achieve the highest available energy conservation rating, Newberry Habitat has redesigned its homes from the ground up. New construction techniques make the homes so “tight” and free
“New framing techniques save energy.”
“Building Materials for Building Community”
52684 Hwy. 97 • La Pine 541-536-3234 Hours: 9:30 to 5:00 yes,
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday newberryhabitat.org for other ReStores see OregonRestores.org
The building materials thrift store, where donations are 100% tax-deductible.
furniture doors with frames cabinets tools plumbing lighting
appliances vinyl windows flooring electrical hardware tile
of air leaks that special vent systems are used to cycle some fresh air into the house. The conventional heat pump system used to heat and cool previous Habitat homes cannot be used because there isn’t a pump system small enough to operate in such an efficient space, so new, compact room systems are installed. One of the means employed for better insulation is spacing the wall studs 24” apart rather than the standard 16”. That creates more room for insulation and reduces the number of studs, which transfer cold from the outer wall. The building remains strong with the use of new siding systems. The result of these efforts is electric bills that are a lot less than those for same-size homes, which makes a Newberry Habitat house even more affordable for its owners. Another energy conservation effort has been taking place at Habitat’s La Pine ReStore on Highway 97. The building in use has been around a long time, and ReStore manager Rolando Alonzo has been overseeing a continuing effort to increase the Another energy conservation insulation and install effort has been taking place area heaters that at Habitat’s La Pine ReStore don’t burn excessive located on Highway 97. amounts of electricity. Retrofitting the building has been a challenge, but it’s getting done. So, hard-working families trying to improve their housing situation might want to contact Newberry Habitat at 593-5005. Not only are the homes affordable, so are the utility bills. And next time you’re in the ReStore, ask Rolando about the work being done to keep it comfortable and more energy-efficient. Y7
THE NEWBERRY EAGLE • MARCH 2011
Little Deschutes Grange #939 La Pine
ESTC: Tourism Conference to Tackle Sustainability Head-On
Ecotourism and Sustainable Tourism Conference Takes on Today’s Key Sustainability Challenges and Opportunities - from Dolphins to Golfing.
AirTech Offers Geothermal Heating and Cooling Submitted by AirTech Imagine using the ground to heat your home. Earth constantly absorbs energy from the sun and stores it deep beneath the ground. At the right depth, that energy level, or temperature, remains fairly steady. Whether the temperature outside is 120 degrees above or 50 degrees below zero, the soil below the frost line remains relatively stable, about 55 degrees.
WASHINGTON - The Ecotourism and Sustainable Tourism Conference (ESTC) is a one-of-a-kind annual conference focusing on sustainable business strategies and solutions that inspire innovative change in the global tourism industry. This year, the ESTC is co-hosted by the Hilton Head Island (Hilton Head Island Visitor & Convention Bureau) and being held on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, USA, from September 19-21, 2011 at the Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa. Organized by TIES (The International Ecotourism Society), a 20-year old leading industry association dedicated to promoting tourism as a viable tool for sustainable development, the ESTC serves as an industry-wide platform to promote change, helping mainstream sustainability in the world of travel and tourism. The conference achieves this goal through the following approaches: Lead: Utilizing the collective knowledge and expertise of TIES global network, the ESTC fosters opportunities for businesses that embrace sustainability to stay ahead. Sustain: Through partnerships and collaborative initiatives, the ESTC promotes strategies and solutions that reinforce the roles of tourism in building a sustainable future. Engage: From best-selling authors, sustainable business heroes to conservation champions, the ESTC attracts a wide spectrum of industry pioneers and influencers. This year’s ESTC, taking place in a unique resort destination that is one of the nation’s first environmentally-sensitive planned communities, faces a special opportunity to leave a lasting legacy of change. In addition to showcasing some of the on-going efforts by the destination to preserve its beauty and tranquility while promoting tourism, the number one industry in the state of South Carolina*, the Hilton Head Island community is ready to embrace various shades of green and to strengthen its charm with authentic, ethical and inspiring tourism opportunities. *According to the Center of Economic Excellence in Tourism and Economic Development.
“We are very eager to have the attendees at the conference enjoy many of our Island activities, such as kayaking on our waterways, biking along our pathways and beaches and exploring our maritime forests and exhibits at the Coastal Discovery Museum,” said Mike Overton, owner of Outside Hilton Head and chairman of Hilton Head Island’s ESTC committee. Based on recommendations by the ESTC expert steering committee and industry feedback, the ESTC 2011 will feature presentations and discussions with the goal of helping tourism businesses and professionals gain necessary tools and resources to effectively implement social, environmental and economic sustainability practices. Key conference themes will include: Mainstream Goes Green: Strategies to mainstream sustainability in tourism, focusing on lessons learned and case studies. Ecotourism and Sustainable Tourism ROIs: Exploring the business rationale for sustainability and ways to take advantage of key opportunities. Sustainability as a Market Driver: Exploring best practice examples on sustainability efforts and opportunities for sustainable growth. Various sponsorship and partnership opportunities are available to companies and organizations interested being part of this premier industry conference. For more information on the ESTC 2011 and detailed sponsorship prospectus, see: www.ecotourismconference.org. Y7
Photography by AirTech
Since 2003, Air Tech has been certified by IGSHPA (International Ground Source Heat Pump Association) to both service and install geothermal systems. Air Tech installs systems that qualify for local utility rebates, State Tax Credits, and Federal Tax Credits. The current Federal Tax credit is quite generous, at 30% of the cost of the project, and applies to both primary and secondary homes. With these incentives, the adjusted cost is lowered to close to that of a conventional system. Geothermal Systems aren’t cheap; generally double that of a traditional air source heat pump system. However, with the energy savings you get, you’ll have it paid off in 5-10 years. After that, it’s all money in your pocket. Air Tech has recently completed two geothermal systems; one being a horizontal closed loop, and one being a vertical closed loop. For an idea of the differences between these two systems, B U I LT T O A H I G H E R S TA N D A R D or to find out more about geothermal systems, please visit Air Tech’s web site at www. airtechvac.com. Y7
THE NEWBERRY EAGLE • MARCH 2011
Renewable Wind Energy Wind Basics
Energy from Moving Air
Wind is simply air in motion. It is caused by the uneven heating of the Earth’s surface by the sun. Because the Earth’s surface is made of very different types of land and water, it absorbs the sun’s heat at different rates. One example of this uneven heating can be found in the daily wind cycle.
The Daily Wind Cycle
During the day, the air above the land heats up more quickly than the air over water. The warm air over the land expands and rises, and the heavier, cooler air rushes in to take its place, creating wind. At night, the winds are reversed because the air cools more rapidly over land than over water. In the same way, the atmospheric winds that circle the earth are created because the land near the Earth’s equator is heated more by the sun than the land near the North and South Poles.
Wind Energy for Electricity Generation
Today, wind energy is mainly used to generate electricity. Wind is a renewable energy source because the wind will blow as long as the sun shines.
Electricity Generation from Wind How Wind Turbines Work
Wind is a form of solar energy. Winds are caused by the uneven heating of the atmosphere by the sun, the irregularities of the earth’s surface, and rotation of the earth. Wind flow patterns are modified by the earth’s
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Reprinted from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) and the U.S. Department of Energy terrain, bodies of water, and vegetation. Humans use this wind flow, or motion energy, for many purposes: sailing, flying a kite, and even generating electricity. The terms wind energy or wind power describe the process by which the wind is used to generate mechanical power or electricity. Wind turbines convert the kinetic energy in the wind into mechanical power. This mechanical power can be used for specific tasks (such as grinding grain or pumping water) or a generator can convert this mechanical power into electricity. So how do wind turbines make electricity? Simply stated, a wind turbine works the opposite of a fan. Instead of using electricity to make wind, like a fan, wind turbines use wind to make electricity. The wind turns the blades, which spin a shaft, which connects to a generator and makes electricity. Take a look inside a wind turbine to see the various parts. View the wind turbine animation to see how a wind turbine works. Many wind farms have sprung up in the Midwest in recent years, generating power for utilities. Utility-scale turbines range in size from 100 kilowatts to as large as several megawatts. Larger turbines are grouped together into wind farms, which provide bulk power to the electrical grid GE Wind Energy’s 3.6 megawatt wind turbine is one of the largest prototypes ever erected. Larger wind turbines are more efficient and cost effective. Single small turbines, below 100 kilowatts, are used for homes, telecommunications dishes, or water pumping. Small turbines are sometimes used in connection with diesel generators, batteries, and photovoltaic systems. These systems are called hybrid wind systems and are typically used in remote, off-grid locations, where a connection to the utility grid is not available. Farmers benefit by receiving land lease payments from wind energy project developers. Y7
COCC Plans Incorporate Energy Efficiency and Sustainability Features Earth Advantage Institute (EAI), a nonprofit green building resource and certification organization, announced that Central Oregon Community College (COCC) has committed to pursuing EAI’s commercial green building certification at its planned Jungers Culinary Center building. The project is among some of the first buildings to participate in the new Earth Advantage Commercial certification process. The 14,700 square foot structure will be located on COCC’s new Campus Village area, near the intersection of Mt. Washington Drive and Shevlin Park Road. It will house culinary instructional facilities and a dining lab that will be open to the public. The project team, which includes COCC, Pinnacle Architecture, Yost Grube Hall Architecture, and engineering firm Mazzetti Nash Lipsey Burch, has finalized the building design. General contractor Howard S. Wright Construction Company has broken ground. The expected completion date is September 1, 2011. “The Central Oregon Community College Board and administration have an ongoing commitment to ensuring a healthy, sustainable environment,” said Jim Middleton, COCC president. “The Earth Advantage certification offers us an ideal solution for this project. The team of Earth Advantage, our architects and the members of our construction staff are enthusiastic about the implementation of energy efficiency requirements. We strive to achieve Gold Level [Earth Advantage Commercial] certification for this project.” , Inc. Earth Advantage® Commercial is “Outstanding Quality • COmpetitive priCes” a cost-effective, Oregon-specific green building certification alternative for ownResidential & Commercial ers and developers seeking to build and certify smaller buildings (less than 70,000 square feet). The program is a compre• Remodels • Additions hensive system, utilizing tools that are • Shops • Garages “state-of-the-shelf” and attainable, while yielding the highest impact. As part of en• RV Covers rollment in the program, Earth Advantage • Patio Covers provides resources to the project team from design through construction, includ• Decks CCB #101284 ing reviews of design documents, field verifications, and personalized support Over 25 Years Experience services, as well as a broad selection of Call 541-536-2746 documentation tools such as checklists, email: firstname.lastname@example.org reference guides, and templates. 16410 3rd Street, Suite C, La Pine There are five categories of green
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building measures addressed in Earth Advantage Commercial: Energy, Health, Water, Materials, and Land. Project teams must meet baseline criteria across all categories to earn certification. The energy category was developed with Energy Trust of Oregon, which is offering cash incentives to projects that implement the package of specified energy-efficiency features. Energy Trust is field-testing these efficiency measures as part of its Small Commercial Efficiency Pilot. The COCC project team will address a number of energy-efficiency objectives to reduce the building’s overall use of natural gas and electricity compared to similar buildings. Examples of such strategies include: • Reduction of lighting power to 25% below what is required by code; • Use of premium economizers on the HVAC units; • Implementation of Demand Control Ventilation (DCV) in most occupied spaces; • Use of night cooling strategies; and • Employment of radiant heat flooring throughout. The Health, Water, Materials, and Land categories also require the implementation of numerous sustainability measures. COCC plans to take the following steps toward fulfilling these requirements at Jungers Culinary Center: • Reducing Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) in the interior of the building, from paint to furniture; • Implementing an Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) plan during construction; • Using low-flow and low-flush water fixtures throughout the project; • Designing a storm water management system; • Using environmentally preferably materials, with particular emphasis on locally sourced materials, as well as salvaged, recycled and rapidly renewable materials; and • Implementing plans to reduce waste generated by both the construction and operation of the building, and to recycle what waste is generated; By pursuing Earth Advantage Commercial certification, COCC is not only demonstrating its dedication to sustainability and a healthy learning environment, but also to the Central Oregon community. The Jungers Culinary Center will serve as a compelling, attractive and functional testament to this commitment. About Earth Advantage Institute Earth Advantage Institute works with the building and design industry to help implement sustainable building practices. Its nonprofit mission is to create an immediate, practical and cost-effective path to sustainability and carbon reduction in the built environment. The organization achieves its objectives through a range of innovative certification, education and technical services programs. Y7
THE NEWBERRY EAGLE • MARCH 2011
Save the Grange!
By Robin Prante
Your local community Grange invites new members to join our ranks. The Grange works locally to help the needful in our area, to educate and enrich local rural folks. The Grange also works through its State and National headquarters to enact laws & policy that keep Rural American’s best interests at heart. You can join the La Pine Grange or you can donate to the La Pine Grange. We would love to have new members join and be part of the community solutions, be active in community events and become part of the “Grange Family”. Donated money will help keep the Grange open in La Pine and help Grange to help La Pine citizens.
La Pine Little Deschutes Grange #939 needs YOUR help.
The Grange - Join or donate today! Upcoming Grange events are:
March 5th La Pine Grange Flea Market. Local vendors offer goods & crafts to our community. Open the 1st Saturday ever month. 10 till 3, Call Robin for more information or to be a vendor 541-536-1455 March 15th La Pine Grange Potluck/Open House Come to the Grange Hall on Morson and enjoy Grange. Starts at 6pm. Door prizes, 50/50, Guest appearances, Household tips, Great Fun/Great Food. For more information call Robin 541-536-1455 March 25th & 26th The Grange Rummage Sale! Quality stuff for every budget. This event is indoors. To donate items for this sale call Dot 541-536-2197 All the proceeds will help to rescue the Grange.
Find out more about La Pine Grange. Grange is a non profit family fraternity that works to educate and enrich the lives of rural Americans. Find our how you can join by calling Robin 541-536-1455 Your donations can be sent to Little Deschutes Grange #939, P.O. Box 662 La Pine Oregon 97739
April Garden & Chicken Coop Tour This Grange event will showcase local gardens and coops! Open to local gardeners and chicken lovers, this is going to be Fun and educational……..learn local gardening techniques for success, l earn how to keep your chickens happy and your family in EGGS! Register your garden or coop today by calling Pam 541-536-3007 Granger’s tip of the Month! Make your own laundry soap And “clean up” on the savings…… Recipe by Pam Cosmo….Granger! Spend just pennies a month (yes we said pennies) on laundry soap.
Community Non-Profits Looking Out for One Another By T. Myers
Local Charities are always worried about winter in La Pine. If it isn’t empty pantry shelves for people who need food and clothing, then it is finding enough warm blankets and sleeping bags to keep people warm during the below freezing nights! Recently at a luncheon held at the Community Kitchen, some of the La Pine leaders learned that the Community Kitchen was extremely low on their camping tents, blankets and sleeping bags. One of the attendees knew she could help!
Here’s what you’ll need: Grate bar soap (using a cheese grater) and place ¼ bar of hand soap (ivory, irish in large pan. spring, dove, whatever you Add all the other ingredients into the pan have around) (water, washing soda, borax). ½ cup “washing soda” Washing Simmer on stove until it almost boils. Mixing soda is sodium carbonate or gently with wooden spoon or whisk. soda ash Remove from heat. Let cool. Store in recycled Not baking soda (arm & hamper container (plastic jug). laundry detergent works) Use ¼ to ½ cup to wash clothes (depending on ½ cup borax stains). 1 gallon water There you have it….a gallon of laundry detergent for about .40 cents. AMAZING. Y7
Moose Lodge Receives National Recognition Continued from Front Page Written by T. Myers
education and vocational training while staying in a stable environment. Older members can retire at Moosehaven in Florida to enrich their lives during their retirement. A big program they sponsor is the Tommy Moose plush toys that are given to traumatized children by Police officers, (over 100,000 given since 2003). The local chapters stress community projects and service programs that benefit local children and seniors. Volunteers in our area contributed thousands of dollars in volunteer hours and miles and a substantial amount of donated cash to the community. Jack Green, Local Moose Lodge Governor and his officers and staff hosted George “GW” McCullough, the visiting Supreme Governor for the International Moose Organization, at an official luncheon on Saturday Feb. 12th at the Lodge. It was attended by local dignitaries, Ken Mulenex, La Pine Mayor and Dan Varcoe, Chamber Director and City Councilor, as well as, visiting Lodge Dignitaries from all over the State of Oregon. GW, a Baptist minister and his wife Sue, made an effort to meet all of the visitors acting as the perfect ambassadors for a family based fraternity. After lunch the Supreme Governor told the body that it was important in an age where lodge membership is aging and lodges are struggling to reach out to younger people with the message of what the Moose can offer. GW said for instance,” This building often sits idle most of the time. We want to reach out to the community and make it available for weddings, meetings and other events” Dan Varcoe City Councilor and Chamber Director added, “The Moose has decided they need to get out of their four walls and into the heart of the community…” Dan was impressed by the message he heard during McCullough’s inspirational speech. The pride that the local Lodge feels about being recognized for what they do here locally is a big pat on the back for the lodge members and the local community. Dan also said the Moose were developing user friendly websites to get the word out to everyone. After meeting Mr. McCullough and visiting with him and his wife, I found his moose membership invitation enticing and I plan to look into it. The Moose lodge is located on Drafter Rd. off Rosland Rd., and they welcome the chance to show you some Moose hospitality. For information about becoming a member call 541-536-3388. Y7
Community Kitchen Director, Chris Riggs Accepts Sleeping Bag From Joy Croker, Retail Manager at St. Vincent de Paul. Joy Croker, retail store manager at St. Vincent de Paul contacted Chris Riggs with an answer to her needs for blankets. Joy was able to supply a dozen warm blankets immediately and is continuing to go through donations on her end so she can help Riggs with supplies at her center. If you are not aware of how people in La Pine work together to help each other, let this be a reminder of how we can all help others in our area. If you can donate blankets and other supplies to keep people warm, bring them (Non-perishable food, pet foods, clothes, hygiene products and cold weather items that will help others stay warm and dry) to the Community Kitchen any week day. Thanks again to St. Vincent de Paul and The Community Kitchen for doing so much to help people in La Pine! Y7
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THE NEWBERRY EAGLE • MARCH 2011
Community School Program for Youth
Please join us at our Open House Come Meet our Instructors • Get Info Sign Up • See how you can be involved Tuesday, April 5, 6:00 - 8:00 pm At the Johnson Center, 16405 First St. Next to the La Pine Library
• Homework Club • Tutoring • Leadership • Youth Volunteering • Martial Arts • Drawing • Robotics, & More!
For Grades 6 - 12 Program Launches Week of April 11
For more info call
Lynn Buck Community Schools Program Coordinator
541-536-2223 Visit our website at www.lapineparks.org
YES! We can use your help! La Pine Park & Recreation District is recruiting volunteers for the Community School Program For Youth. Can you teach a class? Do you have a special skill, or talent? Or would you simply like to help in any way you can? Please call Lynn Buck, Program Coordinator La Pine Park and Recreation District: 541-536-2223.
Put Life Back in Your Life Living Well with Chronic Conditions Workshops Begin March 16 If you have conditions such as diabetes, arthritis, high blood pressure, heart disease, chronic pain and anxiety, the Living Well with Chronic Conditions program can help you take charge of your life. The six-week workshop and the “Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions” book costs only $10.
Living Well serves the communities of Deschutes, Crook and Jefferson counties
(541) 322-7430 www.livingwellco.org
WORKSHOP SERIES OFFERED: Classes meet Wednesdays Workshop series offered Mar. 16 to Apr. 20 1:30 to 4:00 PM
Pre Registration Is Required For a complete list of Living Well sponsors or to pre-register, please visit www.livingwellco.org
FITNESS AND DANCE CLASSES
The Zumba® program fuses hypnotic Latin rhythms and easy-to-follow moves to create a one-of-a-kind fitness program that will blow you away. The routines feature interval-training sessions where fast and slow rhythms and resistance training are combined to tone and sculpt your body while burning fat. Amyee Hess has been working and teaching in the fitness industry for about 4 years. She loves teaching Zumba® classes! Every class is so much fun you won’t even realize you’re in fitness class. Ages: 14 & up Dates: Wed. 3/16 – 5/4 (8 wks.) Times: 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Location: Finley Butte Park Building 51390 Walling Ln (just off Finley Butte Rd.) Fee: $45 Drop In Fee: $7 per visit Course #: 1011
Country Line Dancing
Come and learn County Western dancing in a fun and non-threat- ening environment. Paula & Carmen were regulars on the Las Vegas Dance Hall scene for over 10 years before their move to La Pine. Paula has been a dance teacher and performer for many years. Together they will teach both line dancing and couples dancing, tailoring the class to the needs of the students. Get a good workout while having fun and meeting new folks. All levels welcome, no partners needed. Ages: All Dates: Tues. 3/15 to 5/3 (8 Weeks) Time: 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Location: Finley Butte Park Building 51390 Walling Ln (just off Finley Butte Rd.) Fee: $20 (8 weeks session) Drop in fee: $3 per week
For more info call 541-536-2223 www.lapineparks.org
THE NEWBERRY EAGLE • MARCH 2011
Equestrian Tucker Allen & Dani Schneider, Working Pairs
Central District High School Equestrian Teams (OHSET) Meet Results Article and Photos Submitted by Kathy Russell First Meet results for La Pine High School at the Central District High School Equestrian Teams (OHSET) held February 11- 13, 2011.
2nd meet will be March 25-27 3rd meet will be April 15-17 State Meet will be May 19-22 All meets are held in Redmond at the Deschutes County Fair & Expo.
La Pine OHSET top L TO R Dani Schneider, Nicky Chapman, Samantha Hollinger, Tristan Cox, Trista Fugate, Charisa Bates, Tucker Allen
Dressage: 15th Dani Schneider 19th Trista Fugate
Working Pairs: 8th Team A: Samantha Hollinger & Charisa Bates 13th La Pine B: Dani Schneider & Tucker Allen 20th La Pine C: Trista Fugate & Nicky Chapman
Hunt Seat Equitation: 10th Samantha Hollinger 30th Dani Schneider Working Rancher: 13th Tucker Allen Trail: 7th Samantha Hollinger 17th Dani Schneider 19th Nicky Chapman 29th Trista Fugate In Hand Trail: 6th Charisa Bates Showmanship: 6th Charisa Bates 11th Samantha Hollinger 23rd Dani Schneider 32nd Nicky Chapman Stock Seat Equitation: 6th Samantha Hollinger 26th Nicky Chapman 27th Dani Schneider Steer Daubing: 7th Charisa Bates Individual Flags: 11th Charisa Bates, 15.57 25th Trista Fugate, 25.74 29th Tucker Allen, 29.50 Barrels: 39th Nicky Chapman, 19.06 50th Trista Fugate, 23.23 Keyhole: 19th Trista Fugate, 14.79
Working 4’s Drill: 3rd Place-Charisa Bates, Tucker Allen, Dani Schneider, Samantha Hollinger Canadian Flags: 7th Team A: Samantha Hollinger, Charisa Bates, Tucker Allen & Nicky Chapman Two Man Bi-Rangle: 10th Team A Samantha Hollinger & Charisa Bates 30th Team B Nicky Chapman & Trista Fugate 31st Team C Tucker Allen & Tristan Cox Team Penning: 10th Team A: Samantha Hollinger, Charisa Bates & Nicky Chapman
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In Hand Obstacle Relay: 3rd Samantha Hollinger, Charisa Bates, Tucker Allen & Dani Schneider Due to injury Kelbi Irvin will be unable to ride for the team this year. We look forward to her speedy recovery for next year!! Y7
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It’s Official - RL Garrigus Named as Grand Marshal
On January 17, at the annual Deschutes County Fair Association dinner, the 2011 Grand Marshal was officially announced as RL Garrigus, who will lead the parade for Deschutes County. RL Garrigus came to Central Oregon in 1979 to work with KICE & the Radio Rangers as news director and continues to work as news director for four local radio stations as well as a personality in radio & TV commercials. He announces the parades for the Sisters Rodeo, Crooked River Round up and La Pine Frontier Days. RL has won numerous local, state & national awards for not only his news coverage, but also for community involvement. In 2004 RL was inducted into the Oregon Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame & that same year the Bend City Council & Deschutes County Commissioners honored him by proclaiming Jan 22 RL Garrigus Day for his service to the Central Oregon Community. RL supports a variety of conservation groups & is especially active the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation in both Central Oregon & John Day. One of RL’s community involvements was his untiring effort to inform the voters of Deschutes County about the merits of the bond measure that passed & paid for the construction of the new Fair & Expo Center that opened in 1999. We are very thankful for that. RL is married to his bride of 26 years Kathie; they have a daughter Lacey & two beautiful grandchildren. Congratulations to the 2011 Deschutes County Fair & Rodeo Grand Marshal, a very special and deserving member of our community - RL Garrigus. For more information about the 2011 Deschutes County Fair & Rodeo, please call (541) 548-2711. Y7
Submitted by Deschutes County Clerk
THE NEWBERRY EAGLE • MARCH 2011
Parents – Take Time for yourself and get Energized Brought to you by TAPS – Think Again Parents Coalition of South County. Reprinted with permission from the Oregon Partnership, a statewide nonprofit that exists to end substance abuse and suicide.
Taking stock of our successes – parents are doing a lot of things right when it comes to raising kids. A quick check of the family schedule for the next week shows a busy one: taking your daughter to sports practice and staying awhile to watch, going to your son’s evening music concert, planning a short family getaway.Or, maybe you’re helping your kids study so they’re ready for the math and science tests, then sending them an encouraging text message on test day. If your activities and involvement look anything like that, it’s worth taking a couple of minutes to do something we as parents may not often do: pat ourselves on the back. Many of us don’t take much time, if at all, to take stock of our successes as a parent. But doing so is energizing, because it enables us to see all the things, large and small, that we do to establish a strong foundation so our kids flourish. We can connect, in concrete and myriad ways, our actions to their growth as young people. And it also can help us improve how we interact with and support them so that we can be better parents. Maybe your accomplishments include helping your son’s basketball coach during practice. Or letting your daughter know you’re available to help her with homework, and then checking in from time to time when she’s studying to see how it’s going. Or, maybe it’s making sure to sit down to dinner regularly as a family. Have you watched a movie with your teen and seen on screen a young person involved in harmful behavior, such as drinking alcohol, and talked with him/her about it to get his/her perspective and use the situation as a teachable moment? Do you spend time with your kids doing things they and your family enjoy? Do you know where your kids are when they go out and do you set and enforce a curfew: Have you volunteered as a family from time to time to help those who are disadvantaged?Our being engaged takes those and many other forms. And it does make a difference.
Research offers proof. Between 89 % and 93% of youths say their parents would strongly disapprove of their using alcohol, cigarettes or marijuana, according to an analysis of data from the 2007 National Household Survey on Drug Use and Health. And most youths, according to the survey analysis by the Center for Substance Abuse Research, say their parents always or sometimes let them know when have done a good job (86.2 %), made them do chores (87.8%) and helped with homework (80.9%). Research also show that youths whose parents set clear rules for them, and punish them when those rules are broken, are less likely to report using illicit drugs. There’s lots of good news in those findings. YET, a red flag emerged from the national survey. Perceived disapproval of substance use and parental involvement decreased as youth got older. For instance, about 94% of kids ages 12 or 13 report that their parents would strongly disapprove of their alcohol use, compared to 85.2 % of youths ages 16 or 17. The survey authors noted that “previous research shows that youths who perceive that their parents disapprove of substance use and who report that their parents are involved in their day –to-day activities are less likely than those who do not to use alcohol, tobacco, or illicit drugs. The fact that these factors decreased as young people got older indicates the need to be diligent about communicating our family values and rules, keeping our kids involved in those conversations so they feel invested in them, and staying involved well into their later teen years. That’s critical, because the challenges of growing up and raising kids certainly don’t diminish as they move beyond adolescence. So, for sure, keep offering to help your teen with their homework. Take time from your busy schedule to hang out together doing something fun and that’s a change of pace. Know where your kids are and what they’re doing. Continue to take stock of your successes, and celebrate theirs. And be ready to step on the gas in terms of your involvement in their lives as your kids get older. Y7
South County Girl’s Summit to be Held Monday, March 21st.
The Fifth-Annual South County Girl’s Summit promises a day of fun and exciting activities for young women in Middle School through High School on Monday, March 21st.. The goal of the event is to empower young women in South County with activities that are positive in nature, healthy for them and are easily available in their home setting. An additional goal is to mentor young women with other adult females in their community. The day of activities will start with a fun, getting to know you kick off and presentation by the La Pine Girls ROTC. Event attendees can enjoy gift giveaways, snacks and a free lunch at the event. The South County Girl’s Summit will be held Monday, March 21st from 8:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., at La Pine High School, 51633 Coach Road in La Pine. The Girl’s Summit is sponsored by Think Again Parents (TAPS) Substance Abuse Prevention Team of South County; the Deschutes County Juvenile Community Justice Department and the American Association of University Women (http://www.aauw.org/) For more information or to register for this event, please contact Mary Fleischmann, Deschutes County Juvenile Community Justice Officer at 541-536-5002.
Submitted by Mary Fleishman TAPS Team Leader and Deschutes County Juvenile Criminal Justice The following are come of the session choices that will be provided at the South County Girl’s Summit by local experts and businesses:
ROTC – What do they offer young women? African drumming The Beauty Within Henna Tattoo Zumba – Lets Play
WHEN ONE PARENT SAYS ‘NO’ TO TEENAGE DRINKING, OTHERS WILL TOO.
Meditation Date abuse prevention Flyfishing 101 So you want to take pictures – Beginning Photography And Much More! Y7
More About TAPS Visit the website:
You’re not alone in saying no—peer pressure WORKS. 92% of South County adults think it’s never okay to provide alcohol to someone else’s teen ( South County Community Readiness Assessment, 2010 ). To learn more, visit www.tapssouthcounty.org or phone 541.536.5002
In partnership with Think Again ParentS, Deschutes County Children & Families Commission, DHS Addictions and Mental Health Division and the Drug Free Communities Support Program.
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Search and Rescue II: Klamath County Interview and Article Written By T. Myers
Last month we discussed the search and rescue tragedy of the OES Students that died on Mt. Hood in the mid-80s. I explained that the accident was responsible for lots of changes in SAR (Search and Rescue) in terms of carrying phones, GPS devices and registering routes for mountain climbs. This month, I was able to interview Corporal Sean Richards, Klamath County Sheriff Department, to get some information on one of our local teams of SAR. Corp. Richards has been with the Klamath County Sheriff’s Department for 13 years and has been in charge of the Rural Patrol Team and Search and Rescue and Marine Rescue for eight years. He explained that he has a single team of professional volunteer searchers divided into a South and North area. Richards told me, “We have great volunteers!” When I asked what training they went through Richards talked about the training program the State of Oregon has. “It is like a basic training and lasts about one month, but is broken down into increments through an entire year. It ends with an Academy of sorts that takes place over three weekends and to get certified as a professional SAR Volunteer, the final stage is a 24 hour survival course out in the woods with the clothes on your back, some matches, a knife and some water,” said Richards. Trainees are delivered into the wilderness at a set location and then they use their skills to build a basic shelter, start a fire and eat off the land. They are picked up 24 hours later. The SAR teams are budgeted through local Sheriff Departments. His budget is around $5K per year. The money is used primarily for equipment. Richards says that over the last ten years he has been able to use Federal grant monies to offset replacing equipment for the volunteers. And they do take donations and raise funds in the community. Last year in Klamath County they had 64 searches that included looking for lost mushroom hunters, some missing snow shoers on Willamette Pass with Lane and Deschutes County teams, and they even went to help in the Kyle Horman case in Portland.
Marta’s House Klamath Crisis Center has a working outreach for help to domestic and/ or sexual violence. We have a thorough network of volunteers for immediate transport to safety. It is said that the definition of insanity is “Doing the same thing over and over and over and over, BUT expecting different results.” If you want a change, you must first admit the problem and then find out what options you have. It is called informed consent. We encourage you to get information, even if you don’t act on it right now. If you are staying in a violent relationship, aren’t you consenting already?
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Richards brought up the Kim case from 2006. It was the case where the Kim family was driving an over mountain route (on their map) and they got stuck in snow. Finally, the father ventured out to get help and lost his life. He was recovered and his family was rescued. Because of that case SAR in Oregon went through more changes. It was then that the Standards for SAR were established and the California-Oregon Regional SARs were set up (COR-SAR) to make it easier for agencies from 3 CA counties and 7 OR counties to work and train together annually. Cor-SAR also shares resources. I asked Corporal Richards who the volunteers were in North County. “Forest Service employees, Contractors, Plumbers, retired people and even a Pastor”… are several of the members who donated over 18,227 hours last year in Klamath County alone. Richards is always looking for good people. If you are interested in becoming part of the SAR team, you can download an application from the Klamath County Sheriff website. If you would like more information, Richards is at 541-883-5130 or online email: email@example.com. Y7
Health Insurance Co-Op Reprinted from The Klamath County Chamber Newsletter
The Klamath County Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with Preferred Health Plan (PHP) is offering Chamber members an opportunity to participate in a Health Insurance Co-op that could lower costs and improve small businesses’ negotiation power. The co-op will attempt to:
• Obtain volume discounts for local employers • Obtain financial and utilization reports not otherwise available • Negotiate benefits that incent cost efficiencies • Provide for sharing of potential profits back to providers and employers • The ability to manage health insurance costs not simply go out to bid each year • Participate in a committee comprised of local providers and employers to review health insurance issues as a team
The program could also offer local health education and assessment activities. PHP, in conjunction with Sky Lakes Medical Center, has some funds available to coordinate local programs to identify employee/family health risks for local employers. They also have the opportunity to coordinate local resources for health education services. At this time, the Chamber is looking for members who have an interest in participating. There is no cost and no obligation to member businesses. With enough interest from Chamber members, employer representatives will be invited to participate in the PHP Committee that includes Sky Lakes personnel and local physicians. PHP will then begin the process of negotiating with various plan providers. Chamber participants will be given a final opportunity to opt out of participation prior to any final commitment. If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact the Chamber at (541) 884-5193. If you are interested in participating, please complete the attached form and fax it to (541) 884-5195 or deliver to the Klamath County Chamber of Commerce at 205 Riverisde Drive, Suite A, Klamath Falls, OR 97603. There is no immediate obligation by signing this agreement. Y7
THE NEWBERRY EAGLE • MARCH 2011
Klamath County Chamber
Reprinted from the Klamath County Chamber of Commerce “Chamber Connections”
President’s Breakfast Returns We’re excited to announce that the Breakfast with the President series has returned. This series is scheduled monthly and features the Klamath County Chamber of Commerce President Jodi Kucera and a guest speaker. Upcoming guest speakers include: March 4, 2011 - Guest Speaker: Kelley Minty Morris, Citizens for Public Safety Steering Committee: Kelley Minty Morris will speak at March’s President’s Breakfast as a representative of the Citizens for Public Safety committee. This committee was formed in 2010 to help promote the priorities of the public for how resources should be supported within Public Safety. The committee was divided into five subcategories: Fire Services, Corrections, Health Services, Law Enforcement, and Emergency Management. The committee garners suggestions and ideas on how to efficiently and effectively deliver services in the likelihood of reduced available funding. Kel-
ley Minty Morris has spent the last year working for Citizens for Safe Schools as the Outreach and Development Coordinator. Her duties include, among other things, public relations and recruiting volunteer mentors. Prior to her return to the Klamath Basin Kelley spent five years as an Anchor/Reporter for an NBC affiliated TV station covering upstate New York and Vermont. After several rough winters, Kelley decided to return to Southern Oregon, where she got her start in journalism as the local broadcaster for KOTI TV. Kelley is a native Oregonian who grew up in Eugene and graduated with honors from Pacific Lutheran University. April 1, 2011 - Guest Speaker: Dr. Paul Hillyer, Superintendent of Klamath Falls City School District. Dr. Hillyer has 31 years experience in education including 14 years as a teacher in grades K-8th. He spent 13 years as a principal with two districts in Iowa and one district in Min-
News from Chiloquin Reprinted with Permission of Chiloquin News
Living Well Workshop Coming to Chiloquin What is Living Well? Living Well with Chronic Conditions is a 6-week workshop. It teaches real-life skills for living a full, healthy life with a chronic condition. Are you or a loved one living with arthritis, cancer, heart problems, diabetes, asthma or other chronic diseases? This workshop shows you how to take small steps toward healthier living and managing day-to-day activities of life. Classes are fun and interactive. Participants share their successes and build a common source of support. The workshop builds confidence around managing health, staying active, and enjoying life. Registration Required. For more information and to register call the OSU Extension Service : 541-883-7131
Friends of the Chiloquin Library Membership Since 1928, FOCL has worked to support the Chiloquin Branch Library. We help our library with programs, displays and events; we conduct fundraisers and purchase items to enhance our library. This is the time of year that we are working on our membership campaign. We would like to invite anyone that is interested to join. You can participate a lot or a little. We are always looking for fresh ideas. Many of our members just want to be supportive in just paying dues and keeping track of what is going on at the library. Others take a more active role. Our dues are just $2.00 a person. If you would like to join, either stop by the library and tell the staff or you can mail your dues to FOCL, PO Box 666, Chiloquin, OR 97624. If you are already a member, this is the time to renew your membership. If you have any questions, call the library at 783-3315 or Eleanor Stone (membership chairman) at 783-2551.
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nesota. He served as Director of Curriculum in Owatonna, MN for ten years and Superintendent of Schools in Columbus, NE for five years. Dr. Hillyer was born and raised in Bismarck, ND. He’s married and has five sons. He received his B.A. degree from St. John’s University. His M.A. degree from Northern University and his Ph.D. from Iowa State University. Tickets are $20 (includes breakfast) and must be purchased in advance by calling 541.884.5193. For more information, visit www.klamath.org. Y7
2011’s Premier Leadership Event On Friday, May 6, 2011, experience a one-day leadership event that will help you identify and use your leadership voice- at work, at home and in your community. Every leader has a unique voice. One offers direction, while another in-
spires. Some voices impact lives without uttering a single word. At the 2011 Maximum Impact Leadership Event sponsored by Pacific Crest Federal Credit Union, you will hear from speakers who embrace five different leadership voices: Voices of Service - behind-the-scenes leaders, impacting other through their generous gifts of time and talent. Voices of Innovation - pioneers, helping others realize dreams through their fresh prespectives and contagious enthusiasm for the future. Voices of Hope - encouragers, inspiring others to plan for and expect that a better outcome is always within reach. Voices of Purpose - visionaries, steadily and confidently directing others toward the envisioned destination. Voices of Influence - mentors, humbed by the responsibility that comes with empowering, developing and guiding fellows leaders. For more info visit www.Klamath.org, or call the Chamber at 541.884.5193, and ask for Heather. Y7
Two Rivers Gallery will hold a fundraiser yard sale in June of 2011 and is in need of donations for the sale. If you have any items you would like to donate for the benefit of the artists in the community, please drop them off at the gallery anytime between 11am and 4pm Mon-Sat. THANK YOU!! Y7
Two Rivers Gallery Displays Sprague River “Vista Quilt” In 2010, twenty quilt artists from Southern Oregon and Northern California participated in an exciting year long project to recreate three photographs by Klamath Falls photographer Jeremy Franklin as fabric “Art Quilts”. Each photo was enlarged to 80” x 60” and divided into eight vertical sections. Each artist then recreated a slice from the original picture using fabric, paints, inks, yarns, thread painting and special embellishments. Although the group met several times over the year, each “slice” was completely the work of an individual artist. The project is referred to as a “Slice of Life”. The end result is three stunning large wall quilts. Two Rivers Gallery will display one quilt for each of January, February and March. Don’t miss viewing these. They are spectacular.
Weekly Chiloquin Meetings ChiloQuilters - Meet on Thursdays from 11:00 AM into the afternoon at Two Rivers Gallery; hours are flexible. A sack lunch is recommended since meetings usually extend into mid-afternoon. Everyone interested in quilting is welcome! For more information, contact Linda Wood (541-783-3879) or Morna Bastian (541783-2542 or firstname.lastname@example.org). Linus Quilters meet the last Friday of the month from 11:00 AM into the afternoon, at Two Rivers Gallery Exercise Class - NO CHARGE Donations to CVIP gratefully accepted and not required. Improve Flexibility, Strength & Balance. Mondays and Wednesdays (and sometimes also on Fridays) at the Chiloquin Community Center. 10am for the Winter schedule - October 1st - April 30th 9am for the Summer schedule - May 1st - September 30th Come to the large “Community Room” about 5 minutes before the scheduled start time. Sandi Selk and/or Althia Stephens, a certified yoga teacher, lead gentle exercise of stretching/strength/balance for everyone 50-something and over - no matter your health, fitness level or weight. Over time you will notice increased flexibility and balance from the easy stretching, strength and endurance movements. Wear stretchy clothes & supportive, comfy shoes. No equipment is required. You may bring a non-slip type of exercise mat, an old bath towel and a soft fabric belt. Sometimes we use hand weights. If you need more information contact Sandi @ 541.783.2770 or Althia @ 541.892.4130
Alcoholics Anonymous The Tuesday night AA meeting is no longer. To locate the nearest meeting call the hot line number for AA in Klamath Falls at (541) 883-4970. Y7
THE NEWBERRY EAGLE • MARCH 2011
CATeam Update Provided by Judy Scally
At our December 2010 meeting the CATeam voted to hold its meetings on a quarterly basis with options for holding special meetings when needed. We called such a meeting on January 31, 2011. Three different parties wanted to make presentations prior to February. We were joined by folks from Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT), Cascade Timberland and Principal, Kevin McDaniel of the Gilchrist School.
Crescent Beautification Project
ODOT representatives Butch Hansen, Cari Charlton Project Manager, Ron Snell, Tim Mcginnis and others gave a presentation on the paving/beautification project going through Crescent this summer. They listened to comments and requests from members of the CATeam, business community and local citizens. Decisions regarding state right of ways, ingress and egress locations, etc. had already been finalized prior to this meeting. However, this project will be putting in curbs, sidewalks and drainage through the core of Crescent. And they were requesting our input for the drainage areas. President Barbara Sullivan asked that we go around the room and state our comments, concerns and requests. After all was said and done, it was decided that low vegetation would be planted in the drainage areas through Crescent along with river rock. The plants will be native to the area and able to withstand abuse from weather, traffic and snowplowing. It is undetermined at this time exactly how the maintenance of the plantings will be handled. But will most likely be a contract between local citizens, business owners, the CATeam and ODOT to take care of litter and pruning the plants before winter. It may be in the “Adopt a Highway” program.
Reducing the Size of Crescent Creek Resort
Linda Swearingen of The Swearingen Group LLC who represents Cascade Timberland attended the meeting to give us an update on the Crescent Creek Resort project. She explained that they have already invested $1 million into the project and have no plans to walk away; they want to build. So to make the resort a viable project they are planning to down-size the project and increase the size of the Sister’s project which would increase revenue and make both projects viable. The original plan for Crescent Creek was to build 2750 residences and overnight accommodations with two golf courses. Due to legislative rules and Goal 8 this plan would be prohibitive. So they are reducing the project to 282 units and agreeing to permanently refrain from building 800 more units. This plan will also reduce the environmental impact.
Gilchrist Budget Cuts
Kevin McDaniel, principal of the Gilchrist School attended to give us an update on the school budget. Klamath County School District received a reduction of $6-8 million cut from the budget. Due to this shortfall, they lost nine instructional days to mandatory furlough days. He advised that if there are any more budget cuts that results in the loss of one more secondary teacher it would be doubtful the school could meet state standards for education. If you have any questions, please contact the school. The next regularly scheduled CATeam meeting will be on April 11, 2011. As a reminder, we meet in the Ernst Bros offices in the conference room at 8:00am and the public is always welcome to attend. If you have any questions, concerns or comments about the Crescent Gilchrist and surrounding area be sure to attend one of our quarterly meetings or send an email to Judy@cgcat.org. Y7
Events Klamath Falls Klamath County Museum “The View in 1960” – March 24, 2011. At the Klamath County Muse-
um. Presentation featuring aerial photos of Klamath Falls taken around 1960, with commentary by lifelong real estate broker and developer Jim Stilwell, meeting of the Klamath County Historical Society.
4th AN EVENING WITH THE BEE GEES – Dinner and live show with Bee Gees impersonators, 6:30 p.m. Friday, March 4, 2011, at the Baldwin Hotel Museum, 31 Main Street, Klamath Falls, Oregon. Tickets $25 per person. Call 883-4208 to reserve tickets with a bank card. 5th BEAVER POND HIKE - Visit a real beaver dam right in the heart of Klamath Falls! 10 a.m. Saturday, March 5. Meet at the A Canal bridge on Shasta Way, just off Crater Lake Parkway. Quarter-mile hike to the dam site. Free!
11th-13th ANNUAL HOME & GARDEN SHOW at Klamath County Fairgrounds Event Center 3531 S. 6th St, Klamath Falls, OR. Over 100 Exhibitor Booths demonstrating the latest and greatest that the Klamath area has to offer. Admission is $3 for 17 and older, $2 with a canned food item. 12th & 13th ROCK, GEM, MINERAL & FOSSIL SHOW at Klamath County Fairgrounds, 3531 S. 6th St. Klamath Falls, OR. Saturday 9-5 and Sunday 10-4. Visit www.KlamathRockClub.org for more information. Suggested donation: $1. Kids under 12 are free.
21st & 22nd SHRINE CIRCUS presented by the Klamath Falls Shrine
Club. Two shows daily at 4 and 7pm, Tickets $10 adults, $7 children or $30 family pass - Available at Big R, Win-R insulation, Chamber of Commerce, Sterling Bank, KLAD Radio, Frontier Parcels.
24th SHAW LIBRARY PHOTOS
Presentation featuring photos from the collection of the Shaw Historical Library, March 24 meeting of the Klamath County Historical Society at the Klamath County Museum, 1451 Main St. Klamath Falls, OR . 7 p.m. Free. Y7
Wildfire: Are You Prepared? Wildfire: Are You Certified? Oregon’s Forestland-Urban Interface Fire Protection Act (SB360) requires homeowners in forested residential areas to complete vegetation management on their property, making their homes less vulnerable to wildfire. The results create a safer working environment for firefighters to defend these homes and properties.
Klamath County residents whose properties are not certified and are classified as High Density Extreme (HDE), please contact Echo Murray at Walker Range Fire Patrol to inquire about an AARA stimulus rebate program to help offset fuel reduction work on their HDE properties. Call today to see if you Y7 qualify. 541-433-2451, Monday through Friday.
THE NEWBERRY EAGLE • MARCH 2011
Are You Paying Too Much? Auto insurance is important. It’s also important to get the best value at the lowest price. A variety of options exist to help you lower your auto premiums. You can start with the car itself. Do some research before buying a new car; you may be surprised by the rate differences between models. A high-performance car such as a Ford Mustang costs more to insure than a Ford Taurus with the same driver. Call your financial representative when you begin car shopping. He or she can provide you with information on rates for models in which you’re interested.
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Ask your financial representative about discounts available at various stages in life. You may be able to save money when you get married or graduate from college. If you have student drivers in your house, they can help lower their premiums by maintaining high grades. Many insurance companies offer good student discounts. Using one company for all of your insurance needs may also save you money. Some insurance companies offer discounts if you insure more than one car with them, or if you insure your car and home. Some companies even offer auto discounts if you have both auto and life insurance with them.
Coverage: If the cost of a minor accident exceeds the value of your vehicle, you may consider dropping the collision coverage on your auto insurance policy. Collision coverage is needed to repair your car if you are involved in an accident. Also, you can reduce your premiums by raising your deductible. However, you need to be sure you can afford the higher deductible if you ever need to file a claim.
Drive Safely: A clean driving record is key to holding down your insur-
ance costs. Some companies offer additional discounts if no one in your household has received any traffic violations. Drive defensively to avoid accidents. Be aware of your surroundings and expect other drivers to make mistakes. To determine if you are getting the best auto insurance value, talk with your COUNTRY financial representative. Y7
By Trisha White, VFW Member, Navy Gulf War Veteran, Assistant Veteran Services Officer Deschutes County, Navy/Army Wife, Veteran Advocate
THE KING OF HEARTS PROJECT was a huge success with 75 volunteers participating to make it all happen. 362 handcrafted valentines were shipped off to our Central Oregon Troops and 93 seniors received a personal handcrafted placemat-what FUN! If your church, school, office, or family, would like to help out with this ongoing project, feel free to let me know. 541.317.3184
ENGAGEMENT ANNOUNCEMENT Chris O’Connell & Kelly O’Neill
Chris & Kelly are pleased to announce their wedding, which is to take place on August. 6th, 2011 at the home of Chris’ parents in La Pine. Chris currently runs CRO’s Fencing, a fencing & decking company in La Pine, OR. Kelly is employed by a house keeping company in Sunriver, OR. Together, the happy bride and groom to be share their love ofhiking, fishing, camping and the other many activities of Central Oregon. Chris proposed to his beautiful finance at their special place at the top of Tumalo Falls. Please join their family and friends in congratulating them on theirengagement. And the next step of their special adventures together.
VA HEALTHCARE – Do the paperwork to sign up for VA Healthcare on Tuesday March 15 at the LaPine South County Building; Veteran Services, located in the front office area. I will do this from 8-9am. Bring your dd214/military discharge document. DD214 – If you do not have your military discharge document also known as the dd214, call me to do an online request. 541.317.3184. You’ll usually receive it within 3 weeks. Veterans Information Class (V.I.C.) A 20 minute presentation, to about 20 people, for about 20 minutes. If you are a business, senior facility, school, church, or a big family of Veterans - call me to get a request form for this V.I.C./veterans information class. I will customize the 20 minute class for the demographic group. It does not have to be for the Veterans only. Family members who are taking care of their elderly Veteran family members or even a neighbor. I can do a presentation to even a group of 10 people. Please identify a P.O.C/point of contact “coordinator” for the group, and give me a call to schedule a V.I.C. for April, May, and June. Y7
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Traditions are something all humans share on this planet. Sometimes entire countries, or even individual families, will create something to celebrate. This thought made me think to ask this month’s question: If you could create a world tradition that would be celebrated by the entire world for one day, what tradition would you create? I would want the world to celebrate Music Day. People would get together to appreciate all great musicians and play music with one another. Dalton, age 19, Malibu, Ca. I would want the world to celebrate Peace Day. On this day nobody can fight and everyone has to be nice to each other. - Codey. age 20, Gilchrist, Or. I would want the world to celebrate Parents Day. To celebrate, both parents would get to go out without their kids all day. - John, age 17, La Pine, Or. I would want the world to celebrate Date A Loser Day. Every hot chick has to date a loser guy for that day. This would help their self esteem and cut back on suicide. - Skyla, age 16, Sacramento, Ca. I would want the world to celebrate Day Of The Dead Day. I would like to see everyone celebrate the Mexican Holiday called Day Of The Dead. Rosa, age 28, Oaxaca, Mexico I would like the world to celebrate Kindness Day. Everyone would have to be kind to everyone else for the whole day. Meghann, age 28, Glendale, Ca. Y7
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The New Senior By T. Myers, Staff Writer Energy is a huge subject these days. Energy prices are going up. People are looking at saving energy wherever they can by buying gas saving vehicles, hybrid vehicles, energy saving appliances and going green when it comes to retrofitting their homes and building new ones. With the recent demonstrations in Cairo, Egypt, we have also seen the oil prices shoot up because leaders are worried about the supplies that are affected by the political climate in the Middle East. This is ongoing. And it such a big problem that the average citizen can do little to make an impact on what will happen. What can we do? The answer is interesting and the solution starts in small manageable ways that each of us can take to heart. It involves some life changes that reduce our carbon footprints. (The footprint is the amount of energy we use including the refuse that we create and how it is managed). It might be as simple as wearing a sweater and turning down the thermostat, turning off the faucet when you brush your teeth, using cloth napkins and rags to clean with instead of paper towels, or it might involve making a change in your diet! I watch Oprah when I can. And I saw Michael Pollen on her show. He is the writer/ philosopher that is bringing awareness to Americans realizing what it takes to eat the diet that we eat. Silly? Well, not when you think about where all those packages of meat and countless egg cartons come from in the grocery store. Pollen (who will appear at the Childs Center at U of P in Portland in April) has been addressing big agrabusiness slaughter houses, chicken farms and corn producers. He wants people to buy locally, seasonally and support the small farms that are making a comeback all over the USA. What it means is that the meats, eggs, produce and dairy products that you get from these family farms are high quality, and without additional additives that affect the humans who consume them. He agrees that a vegetarian diet is the most economical way to feed people, but says he eats good local meats two times a week and asks that to start making a difference, we can go to a meatless Monday using vegetarian meals one time a week to start recovering a sense of what is most healthy. How does this relate to energy? I studied what it would take to raise a steer from calf to market. The amazing amount of feed that it took, including the end of life fattening with grain at a feed lot before slaughter, was the equivalent of the amount of food it takes to feed six adult humans for one year. I like meat, but I am much more mindful (after watching the movie Food, Inc) of what happens to the animals we see in packages at the grocery store. I buy organic chicken, ocean raised fish and organic beef whenever I can. It tastes better and it is a more humane way to harvest the protein. Does an organic diet or a vegetarian lifestyle promote more energy? After trying a more vegetarian centered diet, it seems to lighten your body both in pounds and in the residual feeling you have after you eat organic foods for a while. I know that it makes a difference in your skin and hair, too. Can we do it? Just try the Meatless Monday at first. Maybe on Thursdays you can add pancakes and eggs for dinner for a second meatless meal. The economy and rising prices is another good reason to consider the vegetarian approach. Can you go Vegan? (A diet based completely on vegetables, grains and legumes) Oprah and Michael Pollen consider themselves “Veganists” (part-time vegans who enjoy meat protein part of the time). They both think about what they eat, and when they eat meat; they make sure that their meat is harvested humanely and locally. Energy? Absolutely! You will have more to offer others when you have a nutritious diet based on a well thought out menu! Think about it! See you next month! Y7
Fort Rock’s Ray Huston Reaches His 101 Birthday! By T. Myers Staff Writer
On January 22, 2011, the towns of Christmas Valley, Fort Rock and Paisley celebrated Ray Huston’s 101st birthday. It was held at the new Booster Club in CV and a hundred or so of Ray’s closest relatives and friends came to wish the great gentleman Happy Birthday. After doing the article about Ray Huston last year I admit, I fell in love with the close knit family and can clearly understand why this remarkable man keeps on ticking, so to speak! I was happy when Dick Morehouse, Ray’s son-in-law stopped by my office and invited me over to visit. Ray, who lives with his daughter, Virginia and her husband Dick Morehouse in Fort Rock, still gets outside everyday to observe their cattle and their property, unless it is so cold that neither man nor beast would venture out! At the party, surrounded by his four generations of loved ones who travel from near and far to be with their favorite old-timer, he sat visiting, eating the great food and finally making a wish and blowing out the candles on his chocolate birthday cake. Photo top right: Ray Huston, Fort Rock , 101st Birthday. Right: Virgnia and Dick Morehouse at Fort Rock. Ray’s daughter and husband sponsored the party at Christmas Valley.
We all wish Ray lots more years and hope to celebrate with him again next year at 102! Y7
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By John T. Hammarlund, Regional Administrator, U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Each year, criminals steal billions of dollars from government and private health insurance programs. Medicare fraud takes money away from seniors and taxpayers and pushes up health care costs for all of us. What’s the U.S. government doing about it? The Department of Health & Human Services has a zero-tolerance policy toward health care fraud and abuse and it’s paying off. The Affordable Care Act gave us more tools and resources to stop fraud. Last year marked the largest annual recovery of Medicare and Medicaid dollars in U.S. history. More than $4 billion stolen from federal healthcare programs was recovered and returned to the Medicare Trust Fund, the U.S. Treasury, and other government programs. We’re making it crystal clear that fraud no longer pays. We’re actively going after thieves with strong enforcement and prosecution teams in cities across the nation. Last year, 140 fraud-related indictments were filed against 284 defendants who collectively billed Medicare more than $590 million. And 146 defendants were sentenced to prison for an average of more than 40 months. We’re moving away from the old “pay and chase” system of paying healthcare claims and using new tools to stop fraud before it starts. We’ve created rigorous screening processes to keep crooked providers and suppliers out of Medicare and Medicaid. By using advanced modeling software, Medicare and state Medicaid agencies will be able to spot billing trends that may indicate health care fraud. This software is similar to what credit card companies use to detect credit card fraud. And Medicare and state Medicaid agencies now have the power to temporarily stop payments in cases of suspected fraud.
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People often ask what they can do to protect themselves against fraud. You can take several steps to protect yourself and help in the battle against health care fraud. Start by protecting your personal information. Always treat your Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security numbers like a credit-card number. Never give these numbers to a stranger. Don’t carry your Medicare or Medicaid card unless you’ll need it. Only take it to doctor appointments, visits to your hospital or clinic, or trips to the pharmacy. If someone shows up at your front door, or tries to sell you something over the phone, don’t give them your Medicare, Medicaid, or Social Security number – ever. If they say they represent Medicare, don’t believe them. Medicare doesn’t call or visit to sell you anything. Carefully read your Medicare Summary Notice when you get it each quarter. The summary shows what medical services and supplies have been billed to Medicare in your name. Or you can set up an account at MyMedicare.gov and review your Medicare coverage more frequently.Make sure you haven’t been billed for something you didn’t receive. And make sure you weren’t charged twice for the same thing. Read your Part D Explanation of Benefits carefully, too. When you no longer have any use for these documents, shred them. Don’t just throw them in the trash where someone else might find them. What should you do if you suspect fraud? Keep in mind that mistakes happen, so something that initially looks like fraud might be a simple error. Call your doctor, health plan, or medical equipment supplier to see if the problem can be resolved. If the provider doesn’t help you with questions or concerns, or if you can’t contact them, you can do any of the following: • Call 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-6334227). A Medicare representative at this toll-free number can take a fraud complaint from you. And remember, you can always get answers to your Medicare questions by calling 1-800-MEDICARE. • Call the U.S. Health and Human Services Department’s hotline at 1-800-HHSTIPS (1-800-447-8477). • Send an e-mail to the HHS Office of Inspector General at email@example.com. Y7
Brain Matter Matters
An Interview with Mark Underwood , Neuroscience Researcher and President and Co-founder of Quincy Bioscience
Expert Explains How to Improve Your Brain’s “Executive Function” If you’re looking for a simple way to improve your on-the-job performance and reduce mental errors at work, you might be interested in the results of a recent study conducted by brain health supplement maker Quincy Bioscience of Madison, Wisconsin. Quincy researchers gave volunteers a daily capsule of a special protein (called apoaequorin), to help balance the calcium levels in the volunteers’ brains. After 90 days the researchers noted a significant improvement in the volunteers’ cognitive functions, including the mental activity scientists refer to as executive function. In the double-blind study, participants taking Apoaequorin improved 29% in measures of executive function compared to the placebo group. “Executive function includes the ability to hold facts in our mind while we work out solutions, and also the ability to get started on projects and finish them,” says neuroscience researcher Mark Underwood. “Executive function also covers our mind’s ability to control our emotions and to think things through before acting or speaking.” Underwood says high executive function would usually be present in socalled “ideal” employees or managers, and deficits in executive function would normally be found in poorly-rated employees and managers. “An individual’s cognitive abilities normally begin to decline at around the age of 40 due to a reduced production of a protein that regulates calcium levels in the neurons,” says Underwood. “As calcium levels in the neurons increase, the neurons begin to dysfunction, and the individual experiences a decline in memory and other cognitive skills. Underwood says by using the apoaequorin supplement (commercially available as Prevagen), an individual can help balance his/her brain’s calcium levels, return neurons to health, and thereby improve memory and other cognitive functions.
“Of course, improving memory and executive function does not guarantee a pay increase or promotion at work, but in theory an increase in executive function gives one an increased ability to take issues apart, analyze the pieces, and develop new programs based on the data at hand. Those are important mental skills that would benefit anyone currently employed or trying to compete in the job market,” says Underwood. Data showing Prevagen’s ability to improve executive function was taken from interim results of the Madison Memory Study, which included 100 people in a three-month long, randomized, double-blind, placebo controlled study using both qualitative Quality of Life surveys and a quantitative, computerbased set of cognitive tests developed by Cogstate Ltd. About Mark Underwood Neuroscience researcher Mark Underwood president and co-founder of Quincy Bioscience, a biotech company located in Madison, Wisconsin focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of medicines to treat age related memory loss and the diseases of aging. Mark is a contributing author of the “Brain Health Guide” which offers practical tips to help keep our brains functioning at optimal capacity in aging. Y7
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52 53 54 1 Momma 5 56Otherwise 57 58 9 Subdivision 64 63 65 13 Middle East dweller 67 68 14 Blue and yellow 70 71 15 Zilch www.CrosswordWeaver.com 16 Aged 17 Cover ACROSS 18 Unruly 19 Yellow melon 1 Momma 21 Uncleanly 5 Otherwise 23 Control 9 Subdivision 25 Malaria East dweller 13 Middle 26 Bow 14 Blue and yellow 29 Despot 15 Zilch 31 Screams 16 Aged 34 Pair 17 Cover 35 Snow slider 18 Unruly 37 Title melon 19 Yellow 39 Facial soap brand 21 Uncleanly 41 Compass point 23 Control 42 Byroad 25 Malaria 43 See 26 Bow 44 Gossiper 29 Despot 31 Screams 34 Pair 35 Snow slider DOWN 37 Title 39 Facial soap brand La Pine point Park & Recreation District1has opened the La Pine Event Artist Chagall Compass 41 The Center, 16405 First St. every Monday, Wednesday and 2 Opera solo Thursday from 42 Byroad 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. for Winter Walking through March 2011. This is 3 Charts 43 See a great way to walk in a snow-free environment and stay in shape during 4 Right angle to a ships 44 Gossiper
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the winter months. All ages are welcome! Participants will need to bring a dry pair of shoes, water, their favorite cd’s and $1 for the entry fee. Dress warmly as the building has limited heat and insulation.
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Sportsman Jamboree It is our 5th La Pine Sportsman Jamboree gun, knife, coin & collectible show, that we are having at the la pine senior activity center on Saturday, April 2, 2011 and Sunday, April 3, 2011. Where: La Pine Senior Activity Center, 16450 Victory Way (next to Bi-mart) off of Huntington Rd. La Pine, OR 97739 Two Days! Saturday April 2, 2011 - 9am to 5pm Sunday April 3, 2011 - 9am to 3pm Admission: $5.00 or $4.00 with trade gun. Children 12 and under admitted free with an adult. Great home cooked food available for purchase.
PUBLIC WELCOME! Call for exhibitor information and reservations, 9am To 4pm, 541-536-6237. Or call Virginia 541-536-4208 or Vivian 541-420-2669. All proceeds go to support the La Pine Senior Activity Center.
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12:00 Neighborhood dispute/civil dispute: rp entered the La Pine office so wishing to report a theft of property. He explained that his father passed away and he and other siblings are suppose to inherit the property. His brother and another sister were named as executors or officers of the property trust. Now the rp’s brother has removed some property (chain saws) from the residence. Rp understands this is a civil issue but wanted to report it as a theft listing brother as the suspect. I explained this was in fact a civil issue and the sheriff’s would not get involved without a court order. South Sheriff’s Office La Pine
20:26 Criminal trespass/trespassing on property: rp reported that his ex-girlfriend returned to their residence and took property they owned together. She also left on the heater and made a mess of things. I spoke to her and she told me she had removed all of her belongings with the exception of her birth certificate and social security card she could not find. She said her mother, was with her. I spoke to ex-boyfriend and he said he would mail the documents to ex-girlfriend when he found them. La Pine
13:51 Criminal trespass/trespassing on property: rp, the store manager, suspects a female shoplifted from store today. The manager wanted the female trespassed for the period of one year. I contacted the female and told her she was trespassed from the two stores for one year. La Pine
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16:47 Neighborhood dispute/civil dispute: neighborhood dispute stemming from eviction notice. The call originated when one neighbor claimed the other neighbor’s dogs chased one of them on the road. They asked the neighbor be warned on this occasion. All parties were warned to steer clear of each other and the neighbors with the dogs were warned about not having them contained. La Pine
07:48 Animal control complaint: rp found a female husky wolf mix dog running loose near Burgess Rd and Huntington. She took the dog to the La Pine Animal Hospital to see if it had a micro chip implanted. It did not and the dog was left at the clinic. She expressed interest in adopting the dog. Arrangements were made for her to pick up the dog later and she was instructed to call the Bend Humane Society to learn the necessary protocol to keep the dog. She said she would do this. La Pine
21:23 Neighborhood dispute/civil dispute: responded to the listed address regarding several 911 hang up calls. Upon arrival,there was no response at the door and all doors to the house were locked. Male was hiding in the bushes just outside the house in the snow wearing jeans\and a t-shirt. Female initially refused to acknowledge law enforcement presence. However, female eventually came to the door after she heard the door would be kicked open if there was no response from the house. Female refused to say exactly what had taken place beyond a simple argument over money. Female was uninjured. Male was highly intoxicated and had one small scratch on his neck. Male stated there had been an argument.Female claimed to have only called 911 once. Neither party was very forthcoming about what had taken place that evening. Both parties stated there would be no further issues at the house. Alfalfa
10:51 Animal control complaint: rp stated for the last 6 weeks he has had problems with a brown lab-type dog coming onto his property and running at large in the neighborhood. I conducted an area check for approximately 15 minutes, but the dog was utl. Rp stated the dog was wearing a red collar and possibly lived at------drive. No one was home at----drive, so I left a door hanger. A dog trap was left with the rp and he was told to check the trap on a daily basis. La Pine
was rude. She had made a school loan inquiry and the call came from an unk company. Unk were trying to sell her an auto loan. When she said no, the hard to understand male asked for her bra size, etc. “Googlling” the number indicated thousands of hits for the same number, some type of phone prank re auto loans and when the person says no, the male is hard to understand, start to ask personal type questions. Rp recieved no additional calls. La Pine Y7
19:15 Suspicious subject / prowler: rp thought she had a prowler in her backyard as she had heard something and had seen law enforcement driving around area. (Deputy Jones and I were in the area looking for those in involved in a rolling dispute). I arrived, checked yard area, found where a squirrel had run through the yard, which is prob what had caused her dog to bark crazy in backyard. No human tracks. La Pine
18:05 Suspicious circumstances: rp got suspicious phone call from a foreign sounding person, according to her, who
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New Partnership Helps Protect Youth:
TAPS teams up with Crime Stoppers Cascades to publicize one phone number in Deschutes County for reporting underage drinking or drug use. See Crime Stoppers ad - left, on this page. Submitted by the TAPS Coalition Think Again ParentS (TAPS) announces their partnership with Crime Stoppers Cascades to promote an anonymous tip line. Callers remain anonymous and can report planned underage drinking/drug parties, parties which are currently underway, or knowledge of where youth obtained alcohol or drugs. Preventing an alcohol or drug party from happening, of course, offers the highest protection for our youth. Reporting a current party, however, may still result in preventing youth from driving, or engaging in other risky behaviors while they are intoxicated. Many people may not connect the Crime Stoppers number with reporting underage drinking or drug use, but doing so can protect our youth from harm. Current research shows that underage drinking is harmful to young brains and can have negative lifelong results. The parts of the brain that control planning, problem-solving, impulsivity, and emotions are still developing. Substance use impairs the growth of these areas of the brain, and because the teen brain is immature, addiction can happen quickly. In fact, it is more likely for those who start drinking before the age of 15 to later become alcohol dependent (American Medical Association). Impaired judgment also contributes to other risky behaviors, which come with their own negative impacts. Since most youth who drink alcohol get it from social sources, stopping private underage drinking parties is important for reducing drug use among minors. Social sources of alcohol could be minor peers, “near peers” (young adults 21 or just over 21), or even older adults. Providing alcohol to someone else’s minor,
however, is against the law. In addition, 92% of South County residents say that providing alcohol to someone else’s teen is “NEVER OK” (2010 Community Readiness Survey). This data suggests that the social sources of alcohol in South County are limited to a small segment of the population. By working together as a community, we can reduce access to alcohol from social sources and be positive influences on our youth. Reporting planned or active underage drinking parties is an essential piece to limiting youth access to alcohol. Contrary to popular belief, underage drinking and drug use is NOT the norm. Most youth are finding healthy recreational activities which don’t include drugs or alcohol (2010 Student Wellness Survey). Drinking is not a rite of passage, but a harmful activity which can have immediate and long-term negative consequences for our youth. Sending clear messages to our young adults that drug and alcohol parties are NOT OK reinforces positive behavior. It communicates the community’s shared value of helping our youth reach their full potential, without being sidetracked by drugs or alcohol. Love our kids. Care for our kids. Report underage drinking or drug parties before they happen. Call the Crime Stoppers tip line. Make a difference in the lives of the youth in our community. By working together, we can achieve the TAPS vision: alcohol and drug-free minors in a positive, healthy community. 24-Hour Toll Free Call: 1-877876-TIPS, or 1-877-876-8477 or email email@example.com Callers remain anonymous. www. crimestopperscascades.com Y7
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Book Reviews & Events SUNRIVER BOOKS AND MUSIC By Deon Stonehouse Congratulations to Central Oregon’s own Sarahlee Lawrence on winning the PNBA Award for her debut memoir River House. She will be with us Saturday March 19th at 5:00 PM. Her last appearance in November was a great success. This amazing young woman has run some of the most dangerous rivers in the world, built her own log house, is as comfortable on a horse as she is running rivers, and is an organic farmer who has traveled to Italy to participate in a conference on the Slow Food Movement. Whew, that Sarahlee Lawrence is a lot to pack into any life! River House moves from her days as a globetrotting river rat to the realization that her heart was right here in Central Oregon on the Terrebonne ranch where she was raised. She had me on the edge of my seat reading the first chapter about running a river on the border of Bolivia and Peru where the rapids are called los monstrous. As she contemplates the wild rivers, she keeps seeing the wide open spaces of Central Oregon and feeling the pull of home. Arriving back in Central Oregon she finds her father suffering from a mid-life crisis. Father and Daughter share a love for wild, dangerous water. But where Sarahlee is drawn to the violent rapids of rivers, her Dad wants the big waves of an ocean. Sarahlee’s mother is a stalwart presence in her life, trying to accommodate the needs of her family and stay afloat. River House moves beautifully through the dynamics of family, reconciling the passionate natures of people who live life with gusto. Making a difference is important to this young woman. She farms certified organic vegetables right here in Central Oregon. The CSA program allows people within a certain radius of her farm to have fresh, healthy, organic vegetables delivered weekly. And she still guides expeditions on the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon.
We are very proud to present Jonathan Evison author of West of Here on March 26th at 5:00 PM. We predict this is going to be one of the year’s big books, a prediction shared by Publisher’s Weekly. The American Book Seller’s Association picked West of Here as the number one book on the Indie List for February. It is already on the Northwest Best Seller’s List. Epic is far too tame a description for this ambitious novel set in a fictional Northwest town on the Olympic Peninsula. Evison gleefully chews up the landscape from 1890 to 2006. Dreamers and drifters, entrepreneurs, scoundrels, and hardworkJonathan Evison ing everyday people all had a hand in settling the Northwest. Big trees, lots of rain, and an unparalleled lushness defined the land. In the 1890’s the settlers had lots of beautiful blank canvas to sculpt their desires. Jagged peaked, majestic Olympic Mountains, windswept sea, deep lakes, and the roar of the rushing river, all stood splendidly untouched before them. By 2006 the consequences of their choices were home to roost. Evison treats his characters well, using humor and respect to drive his story forward. He captures the landscape as only someone who loves it can understand this gorgeous wild piece of the northwest. Evison doesn’t pretty up his characters, he lets them have plenty grit. These are men and women who struggle to find their way, make poor choices, recover as best they can and move on with their lives. When Evison describes a river or a mountain valley it feels like stepping straight into the Olympics, he puts you right there. There will be refreshments and drawings for prizes at both events. Stop by Sunriver Books & Music, call 541-593-2525, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up to attend. Y7
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Children’s Book Reviews
Reviews Written by Josie Hanneman Community Librarian, La Pine Public Library
“Bink & Gollie”
y Kate DiCamillo and b Alison McGhee Illustrated by Tony Fucile
Three short stories make up this award-winning book for early readers. Join Bink and Gollie as they long for speed, explore the Andes and experience new friendships. This book won for its appeal to beginning readers; be sure to take a look at this year’s Newbery (for children’s literature) and Caldecott (for the most distinguished picture book) next time you’re in the library! Y7
“Cat Secrets” by Jef Czekaj
“If you are a bird, dog, snake, fish, girl, bear, or boy” you cannot read this book! But for the rest of us cats, it’s an adorable romp as the characters try to figure out if their audience (us) is worthy of their cat secrets. The book’s silliness will make young ones giggle, and the cat nap at the end might help put them to sleep. Great for ages 3-6. Y7
Christian Suspense Novels by Local Author Kevin Bryan Kevin’s Books are sold in La Pine at BOOKS BOXES & B.S., DRUG MART, & TWIGS. Or on Amazon.com – search Habits or Horse Sense, Kevin Bryan
Habits by Kevin Bryan Book in Review By T. Myers La Pine writer, Kevin Bryan’s new second novel, Habits, is now in local bookstores. It is advertised as a Christian book, something of a mystery and it truly is a book about Kevin’s real-life deep faith. Finding God, regular prayer, a battle between good and evil and what so often happens to different generations who vacillate between old family values and modern temptations runs through the characters and their stories. I took a copy home to read during the recent snow storm and went from cover to cover in an afternoon. The story follows a very religious grandfather from the fictional town of Rosland, OR and his thirteen year-old grandson, visiting from Phoenix. The boy goes home after a week and faces bullying, family problems and an arrest. When police find his mom, near death, they need to try to figure out what happened. The boy goes to stay back in Oregon, while the mother deals with her own journey back to God, and his dad departs to start a new life for himself. Without giving away the story, the young boy and his out-doors man, ‘Grumpa’ take a camping trip that ends up being in a horrific storm that results in a serious turn of events. What happens in the wilderness tests the grandfather and the boy both physically and spiritually. What happens to the three generations and their tests of how they believe becomes the story of the younger generation’s journey to find God and develop the same kind of strong faith that propels their grandfather and grandmother through life. Add some fair knowledge about getting along in the wilderness and Bryan’s novel covers what the Christian reader wants in their stories. Congratulations to our local author, Kevin Bryan. Author Kevin Bryan lives in the inspiring pine forests of beautiful La Pine with Marsha, his wife of over thirty five years. He is a fifth generation Oregonian. He served the community as the La Pine Postmaster from 1993 to 2009. His wife is a Home Health Nurse for St. Charles Hospital. They love to spend time with their grandchildren. Kevin also loves hunting and fishing in the Cascade Mountains. He volunteers in the community, and his main passion is serving in the local church. Y7
THE NEWBERRY EAGLE • MARCH 2011
BUDDY THE CHURCH MOUSE
THE EXPLORING BOYS
Buddy the Church Mouse and wife Arlene were so proud of their brood of mice. Buddy was planning to take a couple of the boys exploring through the church. Which boys would it be….let’s see!” Buddy pondered. “Wiggly Willie needed to get out and go. Noisy Ned should be O.K. with it being spring break. Bold Ben, hmmm! Clumsy Charlie? Well, I think all us boys will just take a hike.” Buddy thought.
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Tea & Dessert - Saturday April 9th, 2-4 pm. Held at La Pine Senior Center. Join us for our third annual Week of the Young Child celebration featuring family entertainment, yummy desserts, and door prizes! Tickets go fast, call to reserve yours today! Free. Support Group - for parents of children with difficult behaviors. Join other parents to learn & share ideas, find solutions, and gain support. Call FACT for more information.
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Play Group - for parents and their children 5 and younger. Meet other parents, enjoy fun activities, and learn new ideas for dealing with everyday parenting issues. Wednesday mornings 9:30-11:30 in the FACT Resource Room. Free!
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One quiet, cloudy day the “Mouse Boys” left the comforts of home and the girls. They trekked around the Primary Room, scurried down the Church Hallway and through big wood doors. Buddy counted noses: 1) Willie, 2) Ned, 3) Ben, 4) Charlie – yep, we’re all here. “This is the Church Sanctuary!” Buddy said to the boys. “Today is Tuesday and it will be a quiet day in this big, dark area. We can run, jump and explore the whole room.” So run and jump they did! They climbed into the pencil drawers on the back of the chairs, up the stage curtains, under the platform and all through the sound system. The boys couldn’t believe it! This was the most fun they had ever had! Willie and Ben were having a hay day jumping on the piano keys making lots of noise. So, Buddy decided to called the boys back in for the return trip home. Tired and panting, they heard voices as they came to the Primary Room. They could hear and see that Billie and Sammy were listening to a Bible story and playing with Legos in the middle of the room. And Billy and Sammy saw the Mice Boys as they moved in the doorway! “Run!”, said Buddy. And all five of the Mice Boys ran for their home behind the toy boxes and bookcase. Billy and Sammy squealed with delight and tried to catch the mice. Not prepared for such an event, Billy and Sammy laughed until tears ran down they faces. They decided to put some food out for the mice…what could they find? And what do mice like to eat? “I think any old crumbs will do!” said Sammy. “Just don’t tell you parents – the janitors – and especially not TEACHER! I think we have some new Mouse Pets!!” Buddy and the boys were still trembling when Buddy said, “We just have to figure out a way to tunnel to the outside through this wall!” Y7
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THE NEWBERRY EAGLE • MARCH 2011
By T. Myers, Staff Writer
I love St. Patrick’s Day! Just Love it! The green, the Irish lilt in the air and the fun gatherings around a steaming plate of Corned Beef and Cabbage always hit my favorite spotsright in the tummy! Last month I was able to get over to Christmas Valley for Ray Huston’s 101st Birthday (featured in the Eagle last August) and the CV/Ft. Rock area turned out to wish him well, including a few of his friends from Paisley, where he spent his working life. They had a big cake, lots of visiting and some great food. I am going to give you three recipes for some favorites I discovered on the buffet line and I hope you include them in your St. Paddy’s Day celebration this year, because they will be perfect on your supper table for guests to enjoy! (Note: I will bring you a wonder wheat bun recipe, courtesy of Lee Huston, and a great Jell-o for spring or anytime from Virginia Morehouse for your Easter table so look for it next month!) When I tasted each of these buffet delights, my taste buds twirled with excitement! Catherine Gillette brought her Potato Casserole and some Soft White Rolls that went well with everything. To make the potato dish she boils, peels and grates 5 palmsized spuds into a big mixing bowl. To that she adds a pint of sour cream, ½ cup of butter and a can of cream of chicken soup that have been heated together. She chops 1/3 cup of green onions finely and adds them with 1-1/2 cup of grated medium cheddar. After tossing together well, she puts them in a greased baking dish and tops them with crushed corn flakes that have been heated in melted butter. Bake at 350F for 3545 minutes until bubbly and golden brown. (Can you believe this? It is so scrumptious I could hardly get enough Catherine told me this is a make ahead freezable dish that needs to cook longer if you take it from the freezer.) If you like rolls, Catherine’s are just perfect to accompany your meal! She starts with 1 cup of warm water and a pkg. of yeast and proofs it. Melt ½ cup butter and ½ cup sugar, and while it is heating beat three eggs. Pour the wet ingredients together, and then use your bread making skills to add enough flour to make a soft dough. She only mixes these rolls in the bowl and shapes them into 1-1/2 inch balls and sets them into a greased 9”x13” pan to rise. You have to bake at 350F for 25-30 minutes. Check when browned on top and test by touching the middle of the bottom of the pan with a wet finger and see if it sizzles. If so, remove them and brush with butter to serve. Easy- Yummy- Wonderful! Try these wonderful Calico Beans from Ray Huston’s daughter Virginia Morehouse in Ft. Rock. They will be a picnic and buffet favorite for years to come! Start by Browning a ½ pound of bacon in a skillet and drain Cook 1-1/2 pounds of hamburger that has been crumbled with ½ cup of onions or green onions diced/sliced. In a baking dish add ½ cup brown sugar, ½ cup catsup, 2 Tbls. white vinegar, 1 Tbls. prepared mustard, and a teas. of salt. Add 16 oz cans of : butter beans, pork and beans, and red kidney beans, Stir in the meats and bake for 45 minutes covered at 350 and then remove the foil and bake for another 15 minutes. Cool for a few minutes and you will have a colorful, delicious, easy dish of beans that will disappear from any table as fast as you can set it down. I was thrilled to find these old timey recipes adapted for the modern cook. Try all of them. You will not be disappointed with any of them so, Bon Appetit! Y7
House Bill 3347 Continued from page 3
From Gene Whisnant
tions or vacation homes. It will also be required to file a master plan with Deschutes County and will still be subject to a local public hearing process and appeals. The bill also requires that the development pay for and provide traffic mitigation measures deemed necessary by the county and ODOT. “As soon as we receive the amended bill, we will solicit public input as the bill begins the “Legislative process,” Rep. Whisnant stated. Y7
Letter to the Editor from Robert Ray
Continued from page 3 The question begs to be answered when was the completed plan revealed and where did these meetings occur, who was invited and how many meetings occurred. Discussions with the DEQ Steering Committee prior to becoming a Bill never occurred and in fact now that the Legislative process is initiated at the Sate level, input either in favor of or in opposition of by the Steering Committee is prohibited. All the effort by the County and DEQ not to mention resources are for naught if pri-
vate entities can obtain a sponsor at the Sate level usurping local control. Taking the Legislation to the State level, bypassing local control, sets a dangerous precedent. After hearings and Citizen input is heard at the County level we as “Easties” might be faced with the decisions of those from the West side of the mountain directing local issues. This could happen anywhere in the State if this becomes common practice. Apparently HB3347 is not the only Bill this session that does this, HB3372 addresses another development in the Sisters area. Deschutes County BOCC held lengthy hearings and made a decision that now appears to be dismissed by sponsors of this Bill. I appreciate Representatives Whisnant’s support in our past battles, I can only assume that he has been mislead in what has occurred at the Citizens level regarding HB3347. Y7
The next CAG Meetings are Fri., Mar. 4th, & Mar. 18th at 9:30am at the American Legion, Drafter Rd. For more info call 541-546-8192.
Spring is coming which means lots of puppies and kitties are behind bars in shelters or rescue facilities. It doesn’t always cost money to help...your time and love mean so much or more. Donate a bag of food or lend a helping hand at one of your local shelters and rescue facilities such as the Humane Society, the Casey Foundation and many others. We have only 20 calendars left. Come buy yours before they are all gone, and in doing so you are supporting the Casey Foundation. Thank You, Marilyn Bohannon LaPine Pet Bed N Bath Y7
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Local Lawmen Rank Among America’s “Top Ten Animal Defenders” Deschutes County’s Sheriff Larry Blanton and Lieutenant Shane Nelson Honored during National Justice for Animals
Submitted by Deschutes County SAN FRANCISCO –Deschutes County’s Sheriff Larry Blanton and Lieutenant Shane Nelson are being named two of America’s Top Ten Animal Defenders by the Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) during National Justice for Animals Week 2011, February 20 – 26. The week is an annual event dedicated to raising awareness nationwide about how citizens can work within their communities to achieve real justice for animal victims-and honoring law enforcement, prosecutors, and legislators who give real teeth to laws protecting animals. Why are America’s animals lucky to have Blanton and Nelson on their side? In an unprecedented move, the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office created a livestock rescue and shelter as part of a comprehensive strategy to care for the county’s neglected, abused, and abandoned large animals seized in criminal cruelty cases. Blanton and Nelson’s efforts set a gold standard model for county sheriffs when it comes to seeking justice for abused farmed animals. In December, the office was awarded a $3900 grant from ALDF to assist with the care of the county’s seized livestock. The livestock rescue is a 23-acre property owned by Deschutes County. All areas where livestock are kept have water, electricity and shelters with a larger barn that is used for animals with special needs. Since the ranch has been open, the facility has cared for horses, cattle, goats, sheep, potbellied pig, geese, chickens and an emu. Among the other top animal defenders being recognized this year by the Animal Legal Defense Fund are: • Suffolk County, New York Legislator Jon Cooper, who sponsored the historic “Justin’s Law,” passed by a unanimous vote last October, which creates the nation’s first mandatory public registry for criminals convicted of animal abuse; • Tannaz Kouhpainezhad, a Los Angeles prosecutor who went after an abuser who tortured two Schnauzers to death and was caught by police when neighbors re-
ported hearing whimpering from inside his home. The conviction of the abuser was upheld on appeal in the first case of its kind in the nation, when the Court agreed with Tannaz’s argument that law enforcement can legally enter a residence without a warrant to aid an animal; • Joshua Crain, who sought felony charges in a jury trial in Tennessee against a man who, after his 2-year-old Siberian Husky chewed on some wiring in his home, beat him and then used a metal file to grind down the dog’s teeth; • Miami-Dade Assistant State Attorney Susan Dannelly, who, while known for taking on high-profile murder and rape cases, fought hard to see to it that a dogfighting kingpin who organized a fight in which at least seven pit bulls died was sentenced to 10 years in prison. “Animal victims of abuse cannot speak for themselves—so concerned citizens and our legal system must speak up for them,” says ALDF Executive Director Stephen Wells. “Sheriff Blanton and Lieutenant Nelson have gone above and beyond in earning a place among America’s Top Ten Animal Defenders during National Justice for Animals Week 2011.” ALDF was founded in 1979 with the unique mission of protecting the lives and advancing interests of animals through the legal system. ALDF’s Criminal Justice Program provides free legal assistance—including legal research and strategy suggestions, location of expert witnesses, and sample pleadings—to prosecutors handling cruelty cases and works to strengthen state anti-cruelty legislation. For more information about National Justice for Animals Week and the full list of America’s Top Ten Animal Defenders, please visit www.aldf.org. Y7
THE NEWBERRY EAGLE • MARCH 2011
To the Community, from Brenda Molina Everything has a beginning and everything has an end. During a recent trip back to Maui for my father’s Celebration of Life services, I had a lot of time to sit and think. My husband, Rocky, and I spent many hours going over our lives and our life goals. To own a small clinic, my own clinic, has been great. However, it has provided me with many challenges. The art of medicine has been changing and continues to change. All the new rules and guidelines, make it very difficult to for a person to own a small clinic. Just a little over one and a half years ago, I purchased an electronic medical records (EMR) system. The system was reasonably priced, easy to work with, and that is one of the reasons I decided to purchase it at that time. Not really thinking, that, along with the purchase of an EMR program, I needed to purchase a new server, laptop computers, etc. The reasonably priced system doubled in price, at the very least. At this time, there is supposed to be more upgrades; more requirements by Medicare. I am not willing to practice assembly line medicine in order to keep up with the changes. By 2015 all records have to be done via EMR, and if this is not done, Medicare will cut the reimbursement rates. Physically and mentally I am not able to see 20 – 25 patients a day. Another big challenge has been getting some people to pay their bills. At times I feel that some people expect medical care to be free. For those people the clinic’s bill is the last on the list and if they don’t have the money, they don’t and won’t pay what is owed. I feel those people don’t understand that medical services are the same as any other services or products one purchases. When one buys groceries, they have to pay for it before leaving the store. Medical care is no different. The services need to be paid for at the time of service. Due to my own generosity and personality I have let people pay me at “a later date” because they needed to be seen. To my misfortune, that later date never arrived and the clinic has thousands of dollars that is owed to them in collections. For all of you who have paid your bills in a timely manner, THANK YOU! We have decided to close the clinic because of the ever changing and costly requirements put forth by Medicare. We will be closing our doors on May 12, 2011. Request for records can be faxed to 541-536-9873 until July 15, 2011. “ “For anyone who has a balance, we are asking you to please pay this as soon as possible so we can clear the books. Patients with balances will receive a final notice by the end of April. Please make arrangements to pay balances by May 12, 2011.”
Thank you all for your love, support, and confidence.
Family HealtH CliniC oF la Pine
To Brenda Molina
We wish you well. You have conducted a high quality health clinic, and your business has been a strong part of the La Pine community. Some of us have used your services, and find that you are extraordinary. We are sorry that you have to close the clinic. We know you are feeling sad about closing your practice, and that you will miss caring for your patients. You are a caring, kind, and professional Nurse Practitioner, Brenda Molina. We wish you well in the next stage of your life. May you bring to all people the kindness and understanding that you have brought to your patients at the Family Health Clinic of La Pine!
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The Basics and Possibilities of Photography By Michael C. Jensen, JensenOne Marketing & Photography – www.jensenone.com
This month I’d like to talk a bout a few more advanced techniques which can be used by photographers at ANY level if you have the right knowledge and software. Yes, I said SOFTWARE! For all those photographic purists out there who think that the best photos are the ones which have not been modified in some software, I’d love to say you’re right! BUT, you’re not. Almost every photograph you see exhibited commercially whether it’s on a calendar, a magazine ad, an art gallery etc. has been “edited” in some sort of software. If for nothing else than to get the right size crop either for size or composition. That being said, the technique I’d like to talk about tonight is called a Panorama, and is usually best achieved by stitching overlapped photos together in some sort of software like Adobe Photoshop Elements (PSE), Photoshop (PS), or Lightroom 3 (LR3). A Panorama (or Pano) shot is usually an image (or many) in which the photographer’s lens can not reach from end to end of the horizontal spectrum. It is accomplished by turning your camera to “Portrait” view, where the vertical (up and down) is the longest. Take your shots (best done on a tripod) while overlapping each image by 30-50%. Also, make sure you’re on manual focus mode. You don’t want different focus points on a variety of photos. The idea is to see the image as the human eye could, but you can’t because your lens isn’t as wide as your eyeball. Make sure you know where you started and finished the shots. I usually take a photo of my hand or finger at the beginning and end of the pano.
Okay, now you’re back at the computer and you’ve brought your images in. Now what? Well, most photo editing software packages you should have something called Panorama, or Photomerge as it’s called in PSE or PS. Select your photos and follow the guidelines of the software to stich the photos together. In PS you’ll get a layers Palette like this one.
At this point you’ll want to flatten the image and save it. In PS you’ll get an image which looks like this (insert #3 Panorama for March 2011) Okay, now you have a few choices. You can: • Crop to remove the white space • Clone to remove the white space • Fill with “Content Aware” (PS CS5 Only) – this is the path I took.
Want to learn more, sign up for my photography classes through the La Pine Parks and Rec District, or my Photoshop Class through COCC. Photography 201 Tuesday March 1st 6pm - 9 pm, & Tuesday March 8th 6pm - 9pm Get more out of your digital camera. Take your camera off auto in this hands-on class and start taking better pictures. Learn about exposure value compensation and reading the histogram. Bring your digital camera and user guide. Students taking this class may also be interested in Photoshop Elements. Prerequisite: Photography 10I or some computer and digital camera experience. Price: $50 Course#1007 Location: Parks & Rec Office 16405 1st Street, La Pine, OR 97739 Advanced Photography Techniques Tuesday April 19th 6pm - 9 pm, & Tuesday April 26th 6pm - 9pm Prerequisite - Approval of instructor, or a previous class attendance. This workshop will completely expand your photographic capabilities. Working completely in Aperture Priority, and Manual, we’ll work on advanced techniques such as Macro photography, High Dynamic Range (HDR), Panoramas. Price: $50 Course#100X Location: Parks & Rec Office 16405 1st Street, La Pine, OR 97739
Now, you can edit the photo and finish it the way you want to print or exhibit it. Y7
Calendar of Events MARCH 2011 3rd VOCATION DESTINATIONS - Second Annual Career Day spon-
sored by La Pine Gear Up. All businesses are invited to join La Pine Middle School as we expose our students to different professions that are available, what education/training is required to enter that field and what you actually do during your workday. We had over 20 local businesses with a booth last year and businesses and students all had a great experience. We are shortening the time to make it more convenient for you. For more information e-mail email@example.com
5th LA PINE GRANGE FLEA MARKET - 10:00am to 3:00pm at the Grange Hall on Morson. Family friendly, clean and affordable. Shop Local. New/Used items, antiques, collectables, Farm Fresh Local Eggs, crafts and so much more! Call Robin for more information, 541-536-1455. 5th LAVENDAR COTTAGE CELEBRATION - Visit their new location
on Saturday, March 5th and enjoy a variety of food and teas. Enter in the drawing for a raffle prize. The party goes from 12:00pm to 5:00pm, with the ribbon cutting ceremony at 1:00pm. Regular hours are Tuesday to Saturday 10:00am to 5:00pm. Location at Pioneer Crossing, 52379 Huntington Rd, La Pine, OR. 541-815-0258.
5th LIVING ON A FEW ACRES CONFERENCE at the Deschutes
County Fairgrounds and Expo Center in Redmond, Oregon. This annual conference brings new and existing rural landowners together with agricultural experts to learn about livestock care, pasture and irrigation management, small farm business, sustainable farm production, forestry and woodlands management, tractor driving and equipment maintenance and food preservation. The conference is from 8:00am-5:00pm. Registration is $50/person. Lunch is included in the registration cost. The registration packet can be found online at http://extension.oregonstate.edu/deschutes/
6th FEATHERS FRIENDS & FUN party at Cindy’s Haircuts & Nature’s
Gifts in La Pine. Get a pretty hair feather or hair tinsel, have wine, cheese, munchies, 10% off selected products & lot’s of great things to look at. Free prize drawing! Just come and enjoy yourself, bring your friends! www.CindysHaircutsNaturesGifts.com. 51470 Hwy 97 from 1:00pm - 5:00pm.
10th-13th CENTRAL OREGON SPORTSMEN’S SHOW - a huge
outdoor adventure show, featuring extensive resources on fishing and boating, shooting sports, hunting, camping and so much more. Get your hands on the latest gear. Gates at the Expo Center (3800 SW Airport Way, Redmond) are open Thursday and Friday March 10, 11 Noon-8:00pm, Saturday March 12th 10:00am-8:00pm, and Sunday March 13th 10:00am4:00pm. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for ages 6 to 16, and 5 and under is free. Free with military ID. For more information or photos, please visit www.otshows.com
12th NINTH ANNUAL CRAB FEED brought to you by Frontier Days Association. Eat all the fresh, pre-cracked crab that you can for only $25.00, complete with all the fixings. Get your tickets in advance because they are NOT sold at the door. Tickets will be available at the La Pine Chamber of Commerce and area businesses, plus from the La Pine Frontier Days Association at 541-536-7821. 13th ST. PATRICKS DAY DASH (benefit for Grandma’s House) Get your green on! Deschutes Brewery and Mt. Bachelor Rotary Club join forces for this inaugural event. The dash begins at our Bend Pub and ends with a post-dash party at our warehouse. Don’t forget to wear your green because there will be prizes for “Best Wearing o’ the Green” and “Best Costume.” Dash from the Deschutes Pub on Bond Street to their Warehouse in the Old Mill District. Register at: www.bendstpatsdash.com 14th HEALTHKO GRAND OPENING 10:00am-6:00pm Join us for FOOD, FUN, AND Prizes!Meet the owners, shop for really great natural food and herbs. NEW STORE now open: 51636 Huntington Rd., La Pine. Call Ken for more info: 541-536-8855.
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18th LA PINE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE BREAKFAST at the Se-
nior Center from 7:45am-9:15am. 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.
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18th TEA & FEATHERS at Lavender Cottage, 52379 Huntington Rd,
Ste D. Drop by anytime between 4:00pm and 6:00pm for tea tasting and “Feathers & Tinsel” by Cindy & Andi. A Fun time for all! For more information, call 541-815-0258.
27th OHSET 2ND MEET: The Oregon High School Equestrian Teams
(OHSET) of Central District will have their 2nd meet March 25-27, 2011 at the Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, Hooker Arena, in Redmond. The Central District is made up of teams from Bend, Crook, Dufur, Hood River, Lakeview, La Pine, Madras, Mitchell, Mountain View, Northlake, Pendleton, Redmond, Sisters, Summit and The Dalles/Wahtonka Union (TDWU). Each day usually starts at approximately 8:30 a.m.The meet is free and vendors will be on site. Come support your local equestrians! Cowboy Church is at 7 a.m. on Sunday. For more information call Kathy Russell, Central District media, 541-419-8925.
SUNRIVER EVENTS March 2011 Events at the Sunriver Nature Center & Observatory 7245 River Road, Located off of Circle 3 in Sunriver, 541.593.4394
Saturday, March 12, 10:00am - 4:00pm FREE OPEN HOUSE at the Sunriver Nature Center & Observatory. Come see our new exhibits, meet our birds of prey, have fun and learn something new. Free Solar Viewing at the Observatory will be from 10:00am - 2:00pm.
Spring Break Kids’ Classes at Sunriver Nature Center March 23, Wednesday, 10am-noon Young Explorers, Ages 4-6 - Topic: Tracks Junior Explorers , Ages 7-10 - Topic: Reptiles Cost: $15, Members $13.50 Pre-registration and Prepayment are required, call 541.593.4394
March 24, Thursday, 10am-noon Rocketeers (must be ages 8 & up) Topic: Rocket Science Cost: $20 Members $18 Pre-registration and Prepayment are required, call 541.593.4394. March 25, Friday, 10:00am-noon Young Explorers , Ages 4-6, Topic: Dinosaurs Junior Explorers, Ages 7-10, Topic: Mammals Cost: $15 Members $13.50 Pre-registration and prepayment are required, call 541.593.4394. Sunriver Nature Center is open daily during the week of Spring Break. March 19-27 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Admission is $3 adults, $2 children, members free. Observatory is open selected dates during Spring Break. Hours 8:00pm - 10:00pm Saturday March 19 Wednesday March 23 Friday March 25 Saturday March 26 Admission is $6 adults, $4 children, members free.
More Sunriver Events, Courtesy of Sunriver Chamber of Commerce VILLAGE ICE RINK – Village at Sunriver has released an updated schedule of hours for its newly remodeled ice skating rink in the Village. The Village is also planning to hold an Easter Egg Hunt on Sunday, April 24th. The festive event will include a visit from the Easter Bunny, egg hunts for all ages, prizes & fun games. Additional details will be available soon. Info – 541-593-8704. Village Ice Rink Schedule: 3-12 thru 4-1 extended holiday hours
(weather and rink conditions pending) 3-21 Mon 10-1/2-5/6-10 3-12 Sat: 10-1/2-5/6-9 3-22 Tue 10-1/2-5/6-10 3-13 Sun: 10-1/2-5 3-23 Wed 10-1/2-5/6-10 3-14 Mon 10-2/3-7 3-24 Thur 10-1/2-5/6-10 3-15 Tue 10-2/3-7 3-25 Fri 10-1/2-5/6-10 3-16 Wed 10-2/3-7 3-26 Sat 10-1/2-5/6-10 3-17 Thur 10-2/3-7 3-27 Sun 10-1/2-5/6-9 3-18 Fri 10-2/3-7 3-28 Mon 10-1/2-5/6-9 3-19 Sat 10-1/2-5/6-10 3-29 Tue 10-1/2-5/6-9 3-20 Sun 10-1/2-5/6-10 3-30 Wed 10-1/2-5/6-9 3-31 Thur 10-1/2-5/6-9 4-1 and beyond weather pending!
“Erin go Braugh” is Gaelic for Good Luck.
THE NEWBERRY EAGLE • MARCH 2011
9th Annual Wine Raffle, Auction & Dinner
The Rotary Club of Sunriver and all its members are very proud to assist organizations that have asked for support in these troubling economic times. We hope we can do the same with proceeds from the 9th Annual Wine Raffle, Dinner and Auction set for June 3, 2011 at Holy Trinity Church. Raffle tickets will soon be available from any Sunriver Rotarian. Again this year the three raffle prizes will be 50 bottles, two cases and one case of premium wine. Persons interested in tickets for the dinner and auction should contact a Sunriver Rotarian or Lorri Craig 541-420-0667. Thank you to the community for all the support. We could not be successful without all the help from individuals and businesses from Sunriver, La Pine and surrounding areas.
March 10th & 11th: Golden Dragon Acrobats (left)
March 17th: The Commitments March 26th: Arturo Sandoval (below)
Holy Redeemer Church Presents Healing Mission In La Pine
Tuesday, March 15 - 10 am to 2 pm 51600 Huntington Rd, La Pine, Oregon The community is invited to drop in and meet Partners In Care team members to hear more about our home health and hospice services, special events, on-going support groups and foot care clinics.
Sunday, March 13, 2011 at 6:30pm Mission
8 week session begins April. Thurs., 5:30 – 7:00 pm. Requires preregistration.
Tuesday, March 15, 2011 at 9:000am Mass and 6:30pm Mission
Call to reserve seats: (541) 317-0700
Wednesday, March 16, 2011 at 6:30pm Mass
or visit TowerTheatre.org.
Foot Care Clinics
For just $30 per visit, receive a comprehensive foot exam; relaxing foot cleanse; nail trimming and filing; massage; and foot care instructions. Dates and locations are listed below. Please call Dawn for an appointment time. Bend Senior Center – March 1 Bend First Presbyterian Church – March 2 LaPine Senior Center - March 7 and March 21 Redmond Senior Center - March 14 and March 28
We are happy to announce that Father Christopher Crotty is visiting Holy Redeemer Church. Father Crotty is presenting a mission that is designed to introduce the attendees to the wonders of the Catholic faith, as expressed through the healing power of the sacraments, the potency of the preached word, and the mystery of the sacramental. This mission will start the attendee on the path to conversion of heart, healing of the past ad holiness of life. The mission is open to all and is free. The mission will occur at Holy Redeemer Church 16137 Burgess Rd., La Pine, Oregon. Please see below for times and dates below:
Monday, March 14, 2011 at 9:00am, Mass and 6:30pm Mission
Tower Theater is located at 835 NW Wall Street in Bend, Oregon.
There is child care and transportation services available. For any questions please call 542-5362959 or 541-536-3571. Please place the information above as a PSA in your publication. Sincerely, Toni Zabell
Open House LaPine New Office
My Friend’s House
For children and families who have experienced a death loss. Contact Eileen for current group dates.
Grief Relief Support Group
8 week sessions begin in April. Please call for dates and times. Requires preregistration.
Traumatic Loss Support Group
All groups are open to the community at no cost are are held on site at Partners In Care. *Unless otherwise indicated, call 541-382-5882 to register.
Hospice Home Health Hospice House Transitions
Serving Central Oregon 24 Hours Everyday
www.partnersbend.org 541.382.5882 2075 NE Wyatt Ct., Bend
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Karate And Women
By Professor Sensei N. Peterson
Photo by Professor Sensei N. Peterson
Many times we see evidence in 15th and 16th centuries, that women were left with the responsibility of protecting the castle when the samurai went off to battle. They write, “The female of the species is by nature, more savage than the male”. That binding factor is motherhood. Trained in pole-arms such as the naginata (a pole with a short sword attached to it), even today Japanese women practice as a regular school curriculum. The naginata to Japanese school girls it to them as ballet is to French school girls. Often have we heard boys say the phrase, “He hits like a girl”. Fact: girls throw a punch an average of 30+ miles per hour. Lets apply a small bit of physics and see just how hard the girls can hit.
“...girls throw a punch an average of 30+ miles per hour.”
Take your right leg and push it out behind you. Bend your front knee like a representation of a basic hurdlers exercise. Extend your arm in front of you as if throwing a punch. At the same time as you throw the punch, you must lift up your front leg without going backwards. If you do this correctly you still maintain constant forward acceleration. What do you achieve? If the girl weighs 105 pounds, we multiply the pounds times hand velocity. She now hits at 3,150 pounds per square inch, compared to 40 pounds per square inch. That’s one and one half tons! There are many factors involved. Even though it only takes five minutes to learn and about 2 to 3 months to perfect, it will take the rest of her life to develop the strength in the wrist to be able to withstand it. The so-called Martial Arts of today are as rampant as a global disease. A true Martial Art is something that was tried, trued and tested in the days when people walked around with three foot razorblades called swords, and only your hands and feet to defend against them. In the entire world, the State of California is one of the most prolific places to find Martial Arts. It boasts of over 22,000 schools. But, recognized by their country of origin to be a government recognized, historically backed school, there are only five schools. What is wrong with this picture? The answer is that almost all of these are purely sport. To further drive home the degradation, they advertise programs to help women defend against rape. My question is this: since when do we consider the rape of a woman a sport? Even though this is a slap to humanity, the Better Business Bureau still has no restrictions. When you walk into a Karate school there are two words that are most important: Kihon (the basic moves), and Bunkai (the secrets of the basic moves). Without these, it is not Karate. Y7
THE NEWBERRY EAGLE • MARCH 2011
by Bob Cox
How Will New Tax Laws Affect You?
Now that the Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010 is law, you’ll want to familiarize yourself with how this new legislation affects you — both as a wage earner and an investor.
Consider these key parts of the new tax laws:
Income tax rates remain the same. Under previous legislation, tax rates were scheduled to rise in 2011, but the new laws will keep all tax brackets the same. Payroll taxes reduced by two percent. Your share of the Social Security payroll tax will drop from 6.2 percent to 4.2 percent for 2011. Consequently, you should see more take-home pay. . You may want to consider investing at least part of this savings in another retirement account, such as an IRA. Top capital gains and dividend tax rates stay at 15 percent. The question of what would happen to capital gains and dividend taxes has been of great interest to most investors. For the past several years, the highest capital gains and dividend tax rate has been 15 percent. However, this 15 percent rate was scheduled to expire at the end of 2010; after that, dividends were to be taxed at one’s standard income tax rate, while long-term capital gains would be taxed at 20 percent for anyone above the 15 percent income tax bracket. But due to the new legislation, the highest tax rate for both capital gains and dividends will stay at 15 percent for at least 2011 and 2012. The capital gains and dividend tax provisions can have significant effects on your investment decisions over the next two years. You now still have a strong incentive to follow a “buy-and-hold” investment strategy, under which you’d earn the favorable 15 percent rate on capital gains from selling an appreciated asset, such as a stock, that you’ve held at least one year. And the 15 percent rate on dividend taxes will continue to provide you with good reason to seek out those stocks that regularly pay dividends; besides offering an advantageous
tax rate, dividends, when reinvested can help build your ownership stake in the dividend-paying investments. (Keep in mind, though, that companies are not obligated to pay dividends and can reduce or discontinue them at any time.) Estate tax exemption set at $5 million per person. Under previous tax laws, the estate tax was scheduled to be repealed entirely for 2010 only, and then return in 2011, with an exclusion amount of $1 million and a top tax rate of 55 percent. Under the new legislation, the exclusion amount for 2011 and 2012 is $5 million per person ($10 million for married couples), with a top tax rate of 35 percent. The new law also includes a “portability” provision which can provide increased flexibility in estate planning between married couples to attain full use of the $10 million exemption. You’ll need to see your tax and legal advisors to determine what, if any, changes you’ll want to make to your estate plans for the next couple of years as these laws will sunset at the end of 2012. Gift tax exemption set at $5 million per person. Under previous tax laws, the gift tax exemption for lifetime gifts was $1 million. The new legislation increases the lifetime gift tax exemption to $5 million per person. You should work with your tax and legal professionals to determine whether the new exemption amount provides opportunities for you to consider during the next two years. As always, changes in tax laws can have a big impact on your financial future — so stay informed and take the steps you need to keep progressing toward your goals. This article was written by Edward Jones for use by your local Edward Jones Financial Advisor. Y7
RETIREMENT MAY BE FAR OFF, BUT THE APRIL 15 DEADLINE FOR
IRA CONTRIBUTIONS ISN’T. See Little d Technology’s ad on pg 18
March Crossword Puzzle Answers from pg 21
You have only so many years to prepare for retirement. That’s why contributing to your IRA is so important. Fortunately, you still have time to maximize your 2010 IRA contribution before the April 15 deadline. By contributing now, your retirement savings can have more opportunity to grow. Even if you already have an IRA elsewhere, it’s easy to transfer it to an Edward Jones IRA and begin receiving the face-to-face guidance you deserve.
To learn more about the advantages of an Edward Jones IRA, call or visit today. Bob Cox, AAMS® Financial Advisor .
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THE NEWBERRY EAGLE • MARCH 2011
Outdoors with The La Pine Peddler
The Platinum-Haired Lady
When I looked up, she was there. A beautiful lady was in front of me. Her platinum hair was back-lit so that it glowed with silver highlights. She had high cheekbones, radiant eyes, and a body that was, well, in a word…heavenly. She was full of energy, and when she moved. She was so graceful; she just seemed to float. She was, after all, just a cloud in the sky, and a very nice one indeed. Central Oregon is great for cloud watching and since the weather changes daily, the cloud formations change constantly as well. As you know, clouds are simply a fog of tiny water droplets that have condensed as the air around them cools. If the water droplet gets big enough, it drops out of the cloud as rain. Rain that falls from the clouds, but does not reach the ground is called “virga”. If the surrounding air gets cold enough, the cloud can be made up of ice crystals. Snow is formed when moisture condenses into a frozen particle, and when the particle gets heavy enough, it drops out of the sky as a snowflake to the delight of winter sports enthusiasts. Sometimes freezing air exists below the rain cloud, and as the droplet of rain water passes though this layer, it freezes into hail stones. Here are just a few of the cloud types that we can see regularly in La Pine: Cumulus Clouds: The most common cloud arrangement, and the ones most people
imagine as typical, are the cumulus clouds. Indeed, my “Platinum-haired Lady” was formed from a cumulus cloud. You can look up into the sky and imagine all sorts of shapes and figures. One can imagine anything from mounds of cotton candy to hedgehogs. Cirrus Clouds: These are the thin, wispy clouds and are made up of ice crystals and are found at high altitudes. If they thicken you can expect bad weather. These clouds can be regularly seen over Paulina Peak. Lenticular Clouds: These are the really cool “flying saucer” clouds that one can see over Mt. Bachelor and the Sisters. When winds from the west hit the high mountains of the Cascades in Central Oregon, they set up a wave pattern on the eastern side of the mountain. The lenticular clouds form in between the layers of these wave patterns to give us their familiar “lens” shape. These “flying saucer” clouds can be seen downwind from the mountain peaks for up to 100 miles. Stratus Clouds: When these flat, gray sheets cover the sky, you can expect rain or snow. Fair Weather Cumulus: These clouds have cotton-like tops and rather flat bottoms. Expect no rain today! So, when you are outdoors cloud watching, and you ask yourself: “What’s that up in the sky…is it a bird, is it a plane”? No, it just might be my “Platinum-Haired” Lady! Y7
By Ollie Scheideman
“Lenticular” clouds over Bend. Photo by: Pam Scheideman
Backlit “Cumulus” clouds “Fair weather cumulus” clouds over Paisley. Photo by: Ollie Scheideman Photo by: Pam Scheideman
“Cirrus” clouds over Paulina Peak. Photo by: Ollie Scheideman
“Cumulus” clouds over S. Sister Photo by: Ollie Scheideman
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Irish Prayer May the road rise up to meet you May the wind be always at your back May the rain fall soft upon your fields And the sun shine warm upon your face And, until we meet again May God hold you in the palm of his hand
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