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January 15, 2012

Help Plan the Future

of South Deschutes County Submitted by Deschutes County Effective in January 2012, Deschutes County is beginning an 18-month process to plan for the unincorporated areas south of Sunriver and seeks the public’s help. What do you think South Deschutes County will look like in 20 years? What do you want it to look like? This is your opportunity to work with your neighbors to shape the future. Planning Director Nick Lelack noted, “The goal of the Plan is to ensure a highly livable community for current and future residents.” Extensive community outreach will ensure that the South County Plan reflects local values consistent with Oregon’s statewide planning program. Southern Deschutes County spans more than 125 square miles and is bounded by federal lands managed by the Deschutes National Forest and Bureau of Land Management. Much of the land is forested, with abundant wildlife, including deer migration routes. Approximately 15,000 lots were platted in the 1960s and 1970s, prior to the enactment of Oregon’s land use planning laws. Most are small 1- to 2-acre parcels. Many of the lots are adjacent to the scenic tDeschutes and Little Deschutes rivers and are on or close to floodplains, wet- (Go to page 2)

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New La Pine City Manager Selection in Progress By T. Myers, Eagle Team Reporter and Staff Writer

Candidates make a Date with the City to ‘Meet and Greet’ Constituents Mayor Ken Mulenex and the La Pine City Councilors, past and present, hosted a wonderful community gathering at Wickiup Station, Wednesday, January 4th, to allow the candidates for City Manager a chance to meet and greet the people here in La Pine. Interested citizens were invited to ask questions and speak informally to the six finalists for the job, while the City government officials stood by to observe and learn more about each candidate. The six men in the running were Jerry Gillam, with wife Sue, from Prineville, Steve Hasson with wife (Go to page 2)

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Deschutes County Commissioner Tony DeBone and La Pine City Manager Candidate David Snider from Beaverton.

How will 17-20 New Jobs Impact the Economy in La Pine?

By Dan Varcoe, Eagle Team Reporter and Staff Writer In spite of tough economic times, there are several new businesses opening and investing in the community of La Pine. When folks begin supporting those businesses, it is an indication that they are filling a true need in the community. They begin to grow and more jobs are created which contributes to a growing and healthy local economy. Ken & Joy Person (5 jobs this year) Ken and Joy Person opened Healthko Health Food Store last February. In just 12 months, business has grown to the point they are planning to hire their fifth employee within a month or two. It has been fun watching the HealthKo develop over the past year. First we saw new paint on the building, then new signage. Then more sign; Herbs, Vitamins, Homeopathics, Sports Nutrition and Holistic Health Center. The newest addition is the Deli, which opened November 28th. (Go to page 23)

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La Pine City News (Continued from front page)

New City Manager Candidates Meet & Greet

Joan, from Kuna, (Boise) Idaho, Chad Mast from Sutherlin, Mark Metzger from Springfield and a second house in La Pine, Matt Mumford, with Mrs. Mumford, from Tillamook, and David Snider from Beaverton. All six spent their evening getting to know the search committee and other interested stakeholders, each man presenting his own brand of management through words and examples.

Jerry and Mrs. Gillam from Prineville.

Mark Metzger from Springfield.

Steve Hasson from Boise talks with Art Uecker.

Candidate Chad Mast from Sutherlin talks to constituents.

By Ken Mulenex, Mayor of The City of La Pine

!!!Happy New Year!!! I want to wish everyone the very best in the coming year. Here we are, 2012, WOW, that was quick! So many great events have occurred throughout the city and there has been so much progress in the City moving forward. The City didn’t complete all of our planned goals for 2011, but we sure got down the road on many of them. We have started 2012 with a bang. With the first order of business being, meeting and greeting, and then interviewing for a new City Manager. My feelings are that the whole process of searching, finding, interviewing and identifying a candidate that fits La Pine’s needs and desires has been one of the best efforts the Council and staff have ever accomplished. While the acquisition of a New City Hall ranks very close, the selection of a City Manager is just more important because it is through the City Manager that the Council’s policies, on behalf of the citizens of La Pine, will be successfully implemented.. Following the meet and greet of the six finalist, the Council with the assistance of Jay Mathisen, LPHS Principal, Wayne Kovacs, Water & Sewer Board Chairman, Mike Supkis, our Fire Chief, Robin Mirrasoul of Books, Boxes and Business Services, Vic Russell of Russell Enterprises, and Art Uecker of La Pine Insurance, held an all-day interview process marathon on Thursday, January 5th and were able to narrow the field of candidates down to the point necessary to come up with a final selection. I can’t say enough for the six community individuals listed above, and their terrific contribution to the selection process. On another note; at a Special Council meeting following the Executive Session for the interview process, Councilor Adele McAfee resigned from Council. She stated that it was necessary that she and her husband Tom move to Bend to be nearer their jobs. While that put a bit of a damper on our accomplishments regarding a new City Manager, things picked up as most everyone adjourned to Wickiup Station for a goingaway party for Councilor Adele. I would like everyone to know that Councilor Adele has been an outstanding Councilor for our city. She has a near perfect attendance record at Council whether it be night meetings or daytime. She took the time from her job to make this happen. She was always on top of everything that was going on. If there was an error in the Minutes, she caught it. If it was technical or required close interpretation, she came prepared. She knew how to ask questions that brought out answers which led to a better understanding of the any subject. I thoroughly enjoyed working with her. She was a wealth of knowledge and information, willing to help at any time. She will be sorely missed and darn hard to replace. When the new City Manager gets on board, somewhere near the first of March, there will be a new goals session. We’ll roll those unfinished goals forward and layout new ones. I want to encourage each of you who made resolutions for the New Year to keep them. If they were worth making, they are worth keeping. Again, let me wish each of you the best New Year ever! J

County News Matt and Mrs. Mumford from Tillamook with Art Uecker.

Vicki Russell listens to Matt Mumford from Tillamook.

Left to right: Former Mayor Stuart Martinez, Mayor Ken Mulenex, and La Pine Chamber Director and Frontier Days Founder and Operator Ann Gawith.

At the City Manager Candidates Meet and Greet at Wickiup Station. The committee did formal interviews for the candidates at City Hall on Thursday, the 5th. There should be a decision made about the candidates and the Eagle will feature an interview with the new city manager in an upcoming issue. J

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South County Plan

lands and riparian areas. The water table is shallow - less than six feet for most lots and less than two feet for approximately 1,500 privately owned lots. Only a limited number of lots are serviced by sewer or water districts or paved roads. The large number of rural lots with limited public services provides a unique set of issues. The South County Plan will address those issues based on a review of local land use information and community input. Goals and policies will be written to describe the preferred course of action for guiding rural growth and development. The goals and policies will provide a guide to decision making for land use planning, capital improvements, and physical development during a 20-year period. Once adopted, the Plan can be implemented using regulatory and non-regulatory tools. Regulatory tools include zoning and other land use ordinances. Non-regulatory tools include intergovernmental coordination and public-private partnerships. Whatever tool is used, implementation of the Plan’s goals and policies will (Go to page 3)

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(Continued from page 2) be initiated primarily through the annual work plan for the Planning Division that is adopted by the Board of County Commissioners after public input. The South County Planning process will engage residents and stakeholders to understand their land use values and expectations for the area. Deschutes County is committed to involving citizens to ensure the plan reflects today’s values. Community input will provide the basis for developing goals and policies that describe the preferred course of action for guiding rural growth. The Plan will focus on several regional issues, including: roadways, rural and economic development, farms and forests, public health, fish and wildlife habitat, fire protection, water quantity and quality issues and other issues raised by the community. Principal Planner Peter Gutowsky said, “We look forward to working closely with South County residents and businesses to develop a South County Plan.” A website has been created at Community-Development/Planning/Long-Range-Planning/Current-Projects/SouthCounty-Plan.aspx and a web survey will be posted. Organizations and agencies active in South County will be invited to participate. Summary sheets are being prepared to give snapshots of current conditions. A series of community meetings will be held to provide a forum for residents and businesses to define their preferred future.

Community Meetings (details will be posted on the website when available)

Month Theme Outcome January......Planning the Future.......... First thoughts on a preferred future February....Partnerships..................... Community partners explain their plans & answer questions March.........Resources & Issues......... Identify resources to protect & issues to address May............Solutions........................... Identify ways to protect resources & solve problems July............Refine goals & policies..... Review and refine draft goals & policies Besides community meetings, there are other opportunities to get involved. County planners will be reaching out to homeowner associations, neighborhood groups, and stakeholders. Senior Planner Terri Payne stated “We know not everyone can attend community meetings. To make it easier for people to participate, we will bring the discussion to your neighborhood organization or local group. Just give us a call.”

What you can do

• View the South County Plan website at • Read the Summary Sheets (to be posted in late January) • Complete the web survey (to be posted in late January) • Contact Planner Terri Payne at 541-385-1404 or J

New Deschutes County Public Works Director

Submitted by Deschutes County Chris Doty begins his employment with Deschutes County on Monday, January 23. Previously the City of Redmond Public Works Director, Doty is a professional civil and traffic operations engineer. Doty’s new responsibilities at the County’s Road Department includes directing staff in the areas of road construction and equipment maintenance, civil engineering activities; and directing each Road division with the help of supervisory staff. “I am very excited to join the Deschutes County team and am honored by the trust placed in me to fill some pretty big shoes in the Road Department,” Doty said. During his employment at the City of Redmond, Doty’s accomplishments included successfully leveraging $8.5M in grant funding through ARRA stimulus and HB 2001 to reconstruct Fifth and Sixth Streets in downtown Redmond, developing a new 10acre Public Works Facility, co-creating the TRIP 97 regional highway corridor planning concept (Bend, Redmond, Madras, La Pine, and ODOT) and implementing a $60M Capital Improvement Plan for Redmond infrastructure projects. “I am very pleased to hire Chris as the County’s new Public Works Director for our Road Department. He has a proven track record of successfully managing a public works department. Chris brings a mix of technical knowledge on roads, transportation systems and management experience to the County,” said Interim County Administrator Erik Kropp. When Chris has the time he enjoys golfing, elk hunting, ice fishing and traveling. Several years ago he and his wife enjoyed two weeks in Italy, and they greatly enjoy vacations on the Oregon Coast. A civil engineer graduate of Oregon State University, Doty is a native Central Oregonian. He and his wife have been married for 14 years and have two children. J

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The Advisory Board helps prepare the region for health care reform changes, develops behavorial health service priorities, evaluates the quality of these services, oversees the County Health Services Department’s strategic planning and advises the Deschutes County Board of County Commissioners about health-related matters. Representatives who have received behavioral health services in the community or those who have a personal perspective regarding the local system of care are encouraged to apply. The Board is also in need of ethnic diversity.

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Doom and gloom! It’s 2012 and the end is near! Get ready for “The Big One,” the level nine earthquake that will happen off the Oregon coast and be felt for a thousand miles...And on and on... But, really, could a natural disaster occur that would impact south Deschutes County and the rest of Central Oregon? What about the potential for forest fires, snow disasters or earthquakes in La Pine and the surrounding areas? And who is a reputable source of information - who can you believe? The Red Cross? The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Department? The Oregon Department of Transportation? Here’s the scary part: All these agencies agree that it isn’t a matter of “if” a huge natural disaster will occur in south Deschutes County, but “when!” According to Tom Farley, executive director of the Oregon Mountain River Chapter of the American Red Cross, the number one priority of all five chapters in the state is to prepare for that inevitable big earthquake. (For more information on Oregon’s upcoming earthquake, check out this internet story: http://tinyurl. com/3uqm6m6) And that’s the point of this new, bi-monthly column in the “Newberry Eagle.” We need to start a conversation about what this community will do in the event of a major emergency. It’s hard to look at the peaceful atmosphere of La Pine and the surrounding areas and imagine some natural disaster happening here. Human nature makes it a lot easier to dismiss the body of evidence and deny that there is a potential problem. But that attitude could put a lot of people in serious trouble. So what is the first thing to do to change that mindset? A good start might be a conversation about preparedness, and that’s what we’ll do in this column. There is already a grassroots movement within the south Deschutes County area to get started on creating a community preparedness plan, and I intend to help further that effort. In the meantime, we will be talking about preparedness in this column and what you can do to get your family and neighbors ready to handle a natural disaster. We’ll be talking to local and national experts on preparedness. We’ll discuss simple, inexpensive thing you can do to help get through an emergency or disaster. If you have specific questions about getting prepared, send them in, and I’ll contact an expert to get some answers for you. But most importantly, let’s get moving! For more information, go to the South Deschutes County Emergency Preparedness blog at: (All the information is free. The publication is a community service of and is not affiliated with any governmental agency.) (Leon Pantenburg is the author and webmaster of SurvivalCommonSense. com, a survival and preparedness website, based in Bend, OR. The website accepts paid advertising from reputable companies that sell survival and preparedness items.)

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Starting a Woodstove with Gasoline Proves to be Dangerous Photo & Information Provided by La Pine Fire District Fred Franklin, Captain, Fire Division, La Pine RFPD La Pine Fire District responded to a report of a fully involved detached garage fire. Secondary reports indicated that a citizen may be on fire. An ambulance from Sunriver Fire Department was added and Air Link was placed on stand by. Crews arrived to find an approximately 900 sq’ ft. pole barn type constructed, detached garage with metal siding and roofing, ¾ involved with fire, plus a citizen with superficial burns to the arms and neck. Crews rendered medical care to the burn victim and deployed a hose line, quickly extinguishing the fire. Care of the burn victim was transferred to an ambulance from Sunriver fire who treated the victim at the scene. The burn victim ultimately refused transport to the hospital and no other citizens or firefighters were injured. Fire crews remained on scene for about 2 hours investigating and completing extinguishment (see photo left). Fire was caused by an occupant, the burn victim, who was attempting to start a wood stove with wood, paper and gasoline. The occupant states that the fire flashed and spread to a piece of carpet located in from of the wood stove. Citizens are reminded that gasoline is extremely volatile and should never be used as an accelerant to start fires with. J

The La Pine Ya Ya Sisterhood Society I can’t believe that winter is here, and so far we have had a very busy December and holiday season, speaking of the holidays our Evergreen Christmas Boutique was very successful, I want to thank Sharon Walling for organizing the boutique, she worked tirelessly on this adventure, and all of the Ya Ya volunteers that put in many hours. We raised a total of $673.00 for the SCOOTR toy drive, each one of our vendors contributing 10 percent of their gross sales. Each Ya Ya member made a star ornament and sold them for $4.00 and Kathy Stangland of Mt View Florist and Design made a beautiful Christmas arrangement that was raffled off with all proceeds going to SCOOTR. And a special Thank You to Gordy Wanek for donating a store front. We are hoping to do the boutique again next year. Our annual Christmas Dinner was wonderful, we decided to have a Mexican theme, instead of the usual Turkey dinner with all the trimmings, and just so our husbands would not feel left out Frank Schultz made his special Chili dinner for them. We also had a fun and yummy cookie exchange and attended the performance of “The Christmas Memory.” We have many fun activities going on monthly including: hiking, snow shoeing (if we ever get snow), book club, bunco, golf, spring and fall excursions, dinner club and many more. We are a group of diverse women

who come together for friendship, giving to the community and self growth. If you are new to the area, looking to make new friends and make a difference in our community, the Ya Ya’s might be just what you are looking for. Our next meeting is on January 10th at 5:30 p.m. We meet at Midstate Electric community room located on Finley Butte Road, La Pine. We would love to have you join us. If interested please call Sharon Walling 541-536-2170 or Sandie 541-536-3247. We are looking forward to coming year as we have many activities and community events planned. Happy New Year J

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many reflections of the trees on the smooth lakes. The highlight of the hike was when we saw a wonderful reflection of trees and clouds on the south lake. We felt like we were walking on clouds! We enjoyed ourselves so much that we returned the next week to repeat the hike! J

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By Donna Hill Twin Lakes was the recent destination for the YaYa Sisterhood Hiking Club. The Twin Lakes area is along the Cascade Lakes Highway Loop. From La Pine you can travel to the end of Burgess Road and follow the signs. In the summer time, you will see people fishing, camping, or paddle boating. However, now the restaurant and store are closed for the season, so we only saw a lone fisherman at the North Lake. We parked at South Twin lake and walked around both lakes, in a figure eight, to complete a 4 1/2 mile hike. The hike is mostly flat with a couple hills to make the trail interesting. We enjoyed the tall pine trees, the clear sky, and the

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Oregon High School Equestrian (OHSET) Practices and Clinics Schedules By Kathy Russell, Central District Media & Vendor Chair The riders of the Oregon High School Equestrian teams are off and running for the 2012 season. La Pine High School Equestrian Team along with 13 schools from the Central District have been practicing for their first meet since December 1st, 2011. La Pine team members are Dani Schneider, Nikki Chapman, Samantha Hollinger, Bailey Fettinger, Charisa Bates, Tucker Allen, Tristan Cox and Kelbi Irvin. Patterns are available at for the riders to view and practice. Extra practices & clinics are being scheduled in preparation for the first meet February 10-12, 2012 in Redmond at the Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, Hooker Creek Arena. The Central District is made up of H.S. teams from Bend, Crook County, Dufur, Hood River, Lakeview, La Pine, Madras, Mountain View, Pendleton, Redmond, Sisters, Summit, The Dalles/Wahtonka Union (TDWU) and Trinity Lutheran. Each day usually starts at approximately 8:30 a.m. Friday’s events are Equitation over Fences, Dressage, Hunt Seat Equitation, Saddle Seat Equitation, In Hand Obstacle Relay, Working Pairs and Drill. Saturday’s events are Stock Seat Equitation, Working Rancher, Showmanship, Trail, In Hand Trail, Driving, Reining, Breakaway roping, Steer Daubing and Team Penning. Sunday’s events are Bi-Rangle, Canadian team flags, Barrels, Poles, Keyhole, Individual flags and Figure 8. The event 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 & Vendor Chair, 541-419-8925. J

Rotary Club of Greater Bend Contributes to Local Charities from Duck Race Proceeds The Rotary Club of Greater Bend has contributed just over $27,000 -$9,058.72 each to three local organizations: Abilitree, Bend Community Center and Mountain Star Family Relief Nursery. Checks were disbursed at a recent Rotary meeting by Duck Chair and Greater Bend Rotarian Mike Sipe. The title sponsor for this year’s Duck Race was Credit Unions Working Together – Mid Oregon, OnPoint, Northwest Community and Selco with presenting sponsors of Pacific Power and Robberson Ford. Bend Broadband was the title sponsor of the Kid’s Race. Other sponsors included Saxon’s, Sounds Fast, Stand on Liquid and Arbor Mortgage along with several local media groups. “I am impressed with how the community rallied around the event in support of great Bend charities,” said Sipe. “Several Rotary Clubs collaborated along with local credit unions, Robberson Ford and many other fine businesses, making it possible for this year’s race breaking all records, which is remarkable in a down economy. Plus, everyone had a lot of fun in the process!”

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Passing Through Paradise By T. Myers, Eagle Team Reporter and Staff Writer For the past month, I have been busy. During December and the first part of this month I attended lots of different events and went here and there looking for a perfect story about a visitor to La Pine and came up with a list of possibilities. When it came time to go to press I sat down, ready to write and came up empty, except for a single idea of two sisters and what La Pine has meant to them through the years- so here goes…. For all of their lives, Dulcinea and Cheyenne came to visit La Pine for family functions and special occasions at their grandma and grandpa’s home on Meadow Lane. At first it started out to be a camping spot for the family to hold reunions and great camping adventures with other cousins, aunts and uncles and their beloved grandparents. Eventually the grandparents moved to the spot full time and built a nice little retirement home for themselves and they settled into the community on a permanent basis. It became a family touchstone (a place that made sense and brought comfort) to the entire family. The two sisters, born eight years apart in 1976 and 1982, continued to make their visits a big part of their lives, spending time with their favorite grandma and grandpa at Christmastime, Easter, birthdays, and just for the fun of it. When the patriarch of the family died in 1998, grandma took over as the confidant, the best buddy and the center of the entire family and for lots more years she traveled to see her two granddaughters (and other grandchildren, too) and invited them over to La Pine as Cheyenne with niece Lucelle.

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often as possible. And they came whenever they could from as far away as Colorado and as close as Prineville or Portland as they grew up and took jobs or moved out of the area. La Pine was the place to connect with family. Grandma, mom, aunt and uncle, cousins and friends were always here to remind the two sisters about ‘who they were and where they came from’ whenever they needed a dose of family reality. Life went on and soon one sister married a local Central Oregonian and started her own family, moving to Portland permanently and the other sister chose to work and live in the same NE Portland neighborhood. As families do, they drifted apart and soon they were not spending time together or keeping up with each other’s lives. Life goes on. Then, in December, when their grandmother died, the two sisters came to La Pine to spend time with the family and mourn together. They returned home for Christmas and spent it together. You might think that they were on the right track, but not really. The one with the family did pretty good, but the younger sister was having difficulty thinking about the changes in her life that collided with the loss of her grandma. La Pine was a safe place, and now, the only family home and special grandma in her life was gone. Everything was different. She was losing La Pine and she was losing herself, too. What happened next was so sad that it was almost another loss for the family. After some counseling and some time, the younger sister is doing better. The older sister has reconnected and they both know that there are still people in their touchstone community who love them both. They will be visiting again soon- to a new place that is waiting to show them how great La Pine is for anyone who needs a little love and a little beauty in nature. Who says you have to live here to care? Not me. For sure! J

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The New Fitness Pyramid Achieving Your Potential: Defining Fitness

By Scott Forrester, Assistant Physical Therapist, La Pine/Sunriver Physical Therapy Here we are again at the first month of a new year, January, 2012. New fitness programs are a popular topic this time of year. We all know that many New Year’s resolutions are not kept long. Why is that true? Let’s examine some ideas about fitness and see what they reveal. Some popular ideas about fitness include: That fitness is just about exercise. All we have to do is find the perfect exercises. And finally there is a difference between the body and the brain, which is an extremely prevalent modern attitude toward exercise, health, and fitness. Recently the mind/ body connection has been accepted as part of health and fitness. There is, however another approach that is coming into the forefront. The idea that both the body and brain are part of one nervous system and neither can be viewed as a separate entity at all. Everything that we are is reflected in our bodies and in fact the body connects the brain to the environment and therefore the brain essentially cannot learn without the body. Fitness is about how we use ourselves, not how we merely use our unrelated parts. (i.e. either brain or body ) Many studies emphasize the benefit of exercising the body to keep the brain healthy. Some studies indicate better cognitive abilities, better mood, or even less susceptibility to nervous system disorders such as

Parkinsons Disease, and Alzheimers in regular exercisers. We have already been emphasizing the need to use the brains capacity to learn and teach the body in order to achieve our potential. No matter what our endeavor,” movement is life”. And fitness is not just for “athletes” In the last article we ended with this thought: “Learning is the gift of life. A special kind of learning: that of knowing oneself. (People) learn to know ´how´ they are acting and thus are able to do ´what´ they want - the intense living of their unavowed and sometimes declared, dreams.” (Moshe Feldenkrais) Obviously this kind of learning brings an individual dimension to fitness, and isn’t that what is lacking in most “one size fits all” regimens? “Nature sends no creature, no man into the world without adding some excess of his proper quality.” (Ralph Waldo Emerson). From these two quotes It is obvious that the knowledge we need to succeed in finding health and fitness for ourselves has a personal dimension. Often there is a tendency to attempt to do what we think we should do instead of what we want to do. We need to ask ourselves, do we really want six pack abs? Is the process of getting them something that represents who we really are or are we just victims of advertising and images of what we think society wants

Why Aquatic Physical Therapy

What if your weight bearing status, pain level, flexibility, fitness needs, or other movement limitations require a gentle environment in which to start or continue your physical therapy program? Aquatic Physical Therapy relies on the buoyancy, support, temperature, and resistance properties of the aquatic environment for its unique effectiveness. It may benefit a number of populations and is ideal as an alternative to land based physical therapy and as a bridge back to full weight bearing activities and exercise. Here is what the Aquatic PT section of the American Physical Therapy Association website, www.apta. org says about aquatic therapy: “Aquatic Physical Therapy is the evidence-based and skilled practice of physical therapy in an aquatic environment... The buoyancy, support, accommodating resistance and other unique properties of the aquatic environment enhance interventions for patients/clients across the age span with musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, cardiovascular/pulmonary, and integumentary diseases, disorders, or conditions.” Aquatic Physical Therapy interventions are designed to improve or maintain: • function • aerobic capacity/endurance conditioning • balance, coordination and agility • body mechanics and postural stabilization • flexibility • gait and locomotion • relaxation • muscle strength, power, and endurance Aquatic Physical Therapy has been shown to be effective in a number of studies. In one conducted on knee and hip osteoarthritis, over 70% of patients reported less pain and joint stiffness, greater hip and knee strength and improvements in quality of life. (Physical Therapy January 2007 vol. 87 no. 1 32-43). Another study involving patients with rheumatoid conditions found: “The decreased pain and difficulty experienced in performing daily tasks contributed significantly (94%) to the overall increased functional status and active joint motion for select joints. These findings support aquatic therapy as an effective means of treating

patients with rheumatoid arthritis.” (Effects of aquatic therapy on joint flexibility and functional ability in subjects with rheumatic disease. Templeton MS, Booth DL, O’Kelly WD., Department of Physical Therapy, School of Allied Health Sciences, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC 27858, USA.) Water buoyancy eliminates the effects of gravity by supporting 90% of the body’s weight in deep water, and acts as a cushion to weight bearing joints and reduces stress on muscles and tendons. The Arthritis Foundation requires pool temperature for its approved courses to be at least 8486 degrees but exercises done in a hot tub (100-103°) is not appropriate for aquatic physical therapy. Aquatic Therapy is also extremely useful in cases of chronic pain, especially in cases involving cervical, thoracic, or low back pain. By using the supportive qualities of water the patient is able to move more freely. Besides exercise it is also possible using aquatic flotation devices (i.e. foam noodles) to suspend the patient in deep water thus inducing a unique, gentle and relaxing form of traction. Pool therapy is often very helpful with post surgical patients. Regular aquatic exercise has also been shown to promote weight loss and has been indicated in less bone loss in post-menopausal women compared to a sedentary group. At the other end of the functional scale A.T. has been used to benefit athletes. Anyone needing to maintain aerobic fitness can benefit. One study (Bushman et. al. 1997) concluded that deep water runners can maintain on-land running performance after replacing land training with a 4 week, deep water running program. Other studies have shown the effectiveness of water based training on

us to be? Cross motivation can be our biggest handicap. What aspects of life are fun for us? Perhaps our endeavors are not strictly physical, but don’t we want to be able to do the things with less strain and more ease? A musician, writer or artist, may want the ability to practice with their instruments for hours, or sit long enough to create prose or art and not suffer debilitating arthritis and repetitive strain injuries. A hard working man or women may want the stress relief provided by a brisk walk or run, or perhaps developing your potential means that you personally want to fulfill a very physical challenge. All these things are possibilities in the fitness spectrum. Fitness and health are universal concepts. Before we can proceed up the levels of The New Fitness Pyramid™, w e must ask, “what do I want”? Fitness after all is not just exercise. “Be like Mike” was a good advertising slogan and probably sold a lot of shoes. But why not “Be Yourself” Next: Moving past the foundation. Scott Forrester is a Physical Therapy Assistant, CPT, Feldenkrais student and Running Form Coach at La Pine/Sunriver Physical Therapy. J

By Justina Thorn & Scott Forrester La Pine/Sunriver Physical Therapy jumping ability and in plyometric programs. Olympic level athletes have incorporated aqua-running into recovery & rehabilitation training, and it will help almost any runner – injured or not. With all the benefits to aquatic physical therapy there are times when it is not appropriate. Among the conditions that would preclude the use of pool therapy are fever, incontinence, open wounds, incisions, skin lesions, blistering, infectious disease such as Hepatitis A, urinary tract infections, skin infections, uncontrolled seizure disorders, and uncontrolled cardiac problems.( S. Brent Brotzman, M.D. and Kevin E Wilk, P.T. Clinical Orthopaedic rehabilitation 2nd Ed. 2003.) Interventions conducted in a warm water therapy pool offer benefits that cannot be duplicated elsewhere. But the best thing about Aquatic Therapy is that it brings you one step closer to restoring the movement that lets you live your life more fully. For more information on Aquatic Physical Therapy please contact La Pine/ Sunriver Physical Therapy at: 541 536 6122 or go to www.La J


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Loving Your Body is Healthy By Kali Lane, Certified Bars Facilitator with Access Consciousness™

What if your body was like your lover? Do you have a great, nurturing relationship? Or would your lover have left you a long time ago? It is an interesting question to ask, because it brings up an entire new way of seeing the relationship you have with your body. What if the joy of embodiment could actually be your reality? Do you ever find yourself telling your body what you think it should want, do, or look like? Have you ever tried to force your body to fit a specific diet or exercise paradigm? What if, instead of telling your body what you think it should do, you asked it what it would like and allowed it to show you? What if you asked your body what it wanted for anything that had to do with your body? Letting it choose what it would like to eat or drink, how it is to be touched and by whom, what kind of movements it would like to do. Your body wants to be acknowledged. It wants to participate. To begin creating such a partnership with your body, one of the most important tools to use is “light or heavy.” The truth will make you feel lighter, and a lie will make you feel heavier. Has anyone ever lied to you and you felt heavy, constricted or confused? That is your body’s way of telling you that something isn’t quite right. To put it into practice, every time you feel hungry, ask your body, “Are you hungry right now?” If you feel lighter, it is a yes. If you see something on a menu, ask “Body, would you like this?” If you feel heavy or constricted, that’s your body telling you “Not now, thanks.” Your body is conscious and does not judge. It doesn’t decide what is right or wrong for it, it simply wants what it wants when it wants it. What if what was “right” for you or your body couldn’t really fit into any one fad or diet or paradigm? What if what was right for your body could change every ten seconds, and all you need to do to know what it wants is as simple as asking it? Some good questions to ask are “Body, what is one thing I could do for you today?” “What movement would you like to do right now?” “What would be nurturing for you?” You may get an awareness right away of what your body is asking for, and you may not. The body speaks subtly. At least, it starts out that way. But all too often we ignore its soft whispers and only pay attention to growing aches and pains, wondering where they came from. heCk out our seleCtion of luten ree Most people were never taught how to listen to their bodies and it may take some time to get to know how your body speaks to you and what it is saying. Be patient with yourself and keep asking questions. Kali Lane is a Certified Bars Facilitator with Access Consciousness™ with 7 years of experience in the healing field. She operates from Bend, Oregon, and offers private • FREE Holistic Consultations • Homeopathics sessions and classes throughout Oregon. To learn more, contact Kali at 541.408.3510, • Custom Formulas • Bulk Herbs & Foods or at J • Dave’s Famous Killer Bread



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This health fair is for people that want to learn how to: Lose weight, increase energy, prevent or reverse diseases (including obesity, arthritis, heart disease, and diabetes), reduce stress, cut healthcare costs, learn the 8 Natural Laws of Health, and more!

E Featured speaker, Robert Blehm, PA-C, Director of LifeChange Program, FRwillEhold seminars throughout the day - “Creating Health- Avoiding the Epidemic.” Support the Community Kitchen- Haystack Lunch for $5! This is a great opportunity to start the new year…with a NEWSTART! For more information, email or call 541-306-8360.

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Obituaries & Death Notices Death Notices Karen L. Millard of Chemult, Oregon

October 23, 1945 to December 31, 2011. Arrangements: by Baird Memorial Chapel, La Pine, OR 541-536-5104, Services: there will be no funeral services per Karen’s request. A private family gathering will take place in the spring.

Dennis “Denny” M. Leslie of Gilchrist, Oregon

December 15, 1943 to January 6, 2012. Arrangements: by Baird Memorial Chapel, La Pine, OR 541-536-5104, Services: there will be no funeral services per Denny’s request. The family plans to host a memorial service in his honor in the Spring. Memorial contributions may be made in Denny’s memory to Partners In Care Hospice, 2075 NE Wyatt Ct., Bend, OR 97701, 541-382-5882,

Van Natta L. Harley of La Pine, Oregon

December 9, 1932 to January 10, 2012. Arrangements: by Baird Memorial Chapel, La Pine, OR 541-536-5104, Services: there will be no funeral services per Harley’s request. Memorial contributions may be made in Harley’s memory to Partners In Care Hospice, 2075 NE Wyatt Ct., Bend, OR 97701, 541-382-5882, www.

Obituary and Death Notice Policies and Prices

This is now a regular column in the Newberry Eagle. As a community service, the Eagle will include it in all issues when death notices and/or obituaries are received. Death notices are free and can be mailed to They may include the following: Name, City, Date of birth and death, name of funeral home, and the date, time, and location of services, plus where contributions may be made (if any). Obituaries: 2 sizes: 1/4 page $50.00, 1/8 page $25.00, and may include a photo. Contact funeral home or Newberry Eagle at 541-536-3972, email: for more information.

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The Fit Zone 30 Day Challenge “Journey to Fitness” “My Journey to Fitness”: Dan Varcoe Thursday: Jan 5th: Carol Swendsen had contacted me earlier in the week. I was to take a Fitness Test and receive my orientation for the 30 Day Fitness and Weight Loss Challenge on Thurs morning or at 5:15pm. I chose the latter. I wasn’t sure what to wear. I haven’t done any formal exercise since high school. Carol said sweats are good, so I went to Bi Mart, bought a pair of sweats, athletic socks and tennis shoes and went to Fit Zone. My test showed I was below the poor mark in body fat; I could do no pull ups with assisting with one leg on a stool; I could only do one push up, I realized just then how out of condition I really was. Even the Fitness Test made my muscles sore and tired, but somehow my determination was set, just knowing how much I needed to improve my fitness. I decided I would like to lose 26 pounds. I am now at 176, at 60 years of age, the most I have ever weighed, since my battle with Leukemia a few years ago, when I dropped to 122 pounds. I regained my weight and more, but no muscle tone. Carol gave me instructions on diet, calculated my calories, no more than 1408 the first few days. I have never counted calories, but I am learning now. Stayed with low-calorie intake Fri, Sat, Sunday, Monday. Monday - Jan 9th: At 8am I showed up at Fit Zone for “Abs & Buns”. There were various work out stations around the room, full of people like me, all ages, sizes and shapes. The exercises were low impact, but pushed me to my limit, I rested when I needed to and it seemed fine with Amy Hess, who was the trainer for the session. After an hour, I was tired and sore, but felt quite invigorated, so I stayed for Zoomba at 9am. The size of the group taking part grew at this point, but there was plenty of room. The music started and I started moving. Couldn’t follow Amy exactly, but I figured the movement would work out some of my sore muscles. After about 30 minutes I gave in, went home for a quick shower feeling tired, but really good and kinda on a high. Tuesday - Jan 10th: I had a heavy work schedule, didn’t work out at all. Didn’t have time to eat until 8pm, knew it was the wrong thing to do, but couldn’t help it. Wednesday - Jan 11: Attended the PiYo work out at 8am. Sounded like it would be an easy Yoga-Style exercise, but I was fooled. It was a real work out for an hour, lots of flexibility, various stretching and good all-around work out, kinda isometric, maybe. Stayed for the Zoomba Toning Workout at 9am. Good music, good work-out. More sore muscles. Stayed with the balanced low calorie diet, but ate a Turkey Sandwich and


Betty Jean Skinner

August 8, 1919 – January 4, 2012

Betty Jean Skinner of La Pine, Oregon, passed away on Wednesday, January 4, 2012, with all of her loving family at her side. She was 92 years old. A memorial service will take place in Junction City, Oregon, at a later date. Betty was born August 8, 1919, in Seattle, Washington, to Raymond and Bertha (Cook) Crowell. She lived in Seattle for 30 years before moving to Junction City in 1950. She and Sidney Skinner were married on March 24, 1943. He preceded her in death in September of 1981. Survivors include sons Richard Carl and Wade Ernest, both of Junction City, Oregon, daughter Rita Annette McCoy of La Pine, Oregon; six grandchildren Bryon, Robin, David, Dan, Heather and Travis; and nine great-grandchildren. Betty loved her family and friends, and she cherished their friendship. She enjoyed oil painting, and volunteered at various events. She was a member of TOPS in Junction City for many years, where she held various offices. Betty graduated from the Ford Foundation Leadership Program, and she was the oldest graduate that Ford has ever had in their program. She was also a member of the Friends of La Pine Library. Memorial contributions may be made in Betty’s memory to Partners In Care Hospice, 2075 NE Wyatt Ct., Bend, OR 97701, 541-382-5882,; or to the Friends of La Pine Library, 16425 1st Street, La Pine, OR 97739, 541-536-0515. Baird Memorial Chapel of La Pine served the family, (541) 5365104;

Join the Fitness Blog! Go to & “Blog with Us! soup for lunch at a restaurant. May have cheated a bit on calories there. Thursday - Jan 12: 8am Power and Strength Training. I was tired before I started. Again, work stations around the room, forms of pushup, squats, jumping jacks and resistance work in 1 1/2 minute intervals before rotating. Really pushed myself at the end. Made me sweat. I don’t see a lot of progress, maybe a little. Feels really invigorating. The thing I notice on the days I work out is how energized I am later in the day, I think clearly and am motivated to keep working. I think I will like this and am anxious to see what improvements I may see in 30 days. I think I need to watch my diet closer and eat the RIGHT THINGS, not just the right calorie count. I plan to talk to instructors Carol Swendsen and Amy Hess about this next week. Friday: I plan to take a break, watch my diet and make sure I have next week scheduled. Saturday: I plan to attend the Saturday Zoomba workout at 9am, don’t want to lose momentum. - Dan J

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La Pine Life


A Month Full of Events, Parties, Activities!

By T. Myers, Eagle Team Reporter and Staff Writer A beautiful, brand new year has dawned and life in La Pine is off and running. It is always a let-down after the flurry of activities that happen during the holidays to turn the clock on the old year and start a new one. January finds La Pine right in the middle of adjusting to the strange weather systems that have made this year a warmseasonally strange- with shirtsleeves kind of days and icy nights and no snow! There has been a cold/flu/achy-break-y sickness that hits every third person with a cough, chest congestion and a need for antibiotics. If you don’t have it already, someone you know has been going through it or you feel like you are next! So what have we been doing for the past month? Working backwards: January 21st will be a special day at the High Desert Museum with a free Family Day, sponsored by Mid-Oregon Credit Union, (another will be held on February 25th.) If you have not been to the High Desert Museum for a while, please take the time to go to this special event and explore the possibility of going regularly to visit the exhibits, the outdoor areas and the wonderful animal shows and events. High Desert Museum is one of Central Oregon’s treasures. You can learn about the rich cultural and natural history of our area and a free day is a great opportunity for you and your friends to get to know the place! The Chamber breakfast will be held at the High School on January 20th. Bend-La Pine schools present their annual report on the state of La Pine Schools to the supportive membership. The Chamber Board will put three new board members to work at the Board meeting on Friday, January 13th at the Midstate Conference room. They will handle passing the current budget and continue planning the annual banquet. The LPRD held the Board meeting in the new Council room at City Hall at 6 PM on the 10th. The Board met to approve the contract for Director and pass the budget. Frontier Days started to sell the annual Crab Feed Tickets. This year there will only be 600 tickets for sale and they are flying out of the Chamber Office and the Frontier Days Office at the rate of $25.00 each for the March 10th date! Get this event on your calendars right now and be ready to eat your fill of delicious fresh crab with all of the wonderful trimmings! On January 6th, Rex Lesueur of Bancorp insurance presented checks for $150.00 to Jerry Moore from St. Vinnies and to Chris Riggs at the Community Kitchen. Karen Brannon spearheaded the idea of having insurance agents collect Shop Smart and Ray’s receipts that can be redeemed for 1 cent on the dollar. Rex raised over $16K in receipts and he made up the difference so the two charities

Photo by Mike Jensen

Rex Lesueur of Bancorp Insurance

Karen Brannon of Farmers Insurance

could each get a little bonus. Karen Brannon from farmers in La Pine told me that “We should all collect these receipts through the year. It costs nothing and helps both charities.” She will follow up for this coming year with a new challenge for further collection to other agents in the area. That is the kind of people and businesses that make La Pine a special place! The candidates for City Manager met with the public at Wickiup Station on January 4th. Each of the six finalists came to greet the public and see what La Pine thinks of their candidacy. The formal interviews by the search committee were held on Thursday the 5th and they look to hire a new manager around the 18th of the month. New Year’s Eve found Lapinites attending a variety of celebratory functions at the Moose Lodge, the Senior Center, the American Legion and the restaurants and bars that sprinkle the landscape. If you wanted to dance, there were a cou- (Cont. next page)

Santa Claus (T. Myers) and Mayor Ken Mulenex

Top: Community Kitchen provides free Christmas Dinner on Dec. 23, 2012. Bottom: Moose Lodge New Years Eve.


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American Legion New Year’s Eve 2011

Vicki Russell, Adele McAfee, & Linda Bauman at Meet and Greet for City Manager.

Homestead Tavern New Year’s Eve, 2011.

Below Left: Vivian Cooper Happy Birthday

ple of options, if you felt like singing, Karaoke was there for the tunes. Good Food? Special dishes at different restaurants dotted the landscape with terrific choices for a dinner out. On New Year’s Day, house parties, football games, good food and other fun covered La Pine with choices for everyone! The town stayed low key and people cared enough about each other to make it a safe holiday. Cathy retired from St Vinnies on December 30th after over 20 years on the job! Christmas parties were everywhere. The Chamber of Commerce shared breakfast with a hundred different members at the Senior Center over some carols and a surprise visit from the red suited icon in the North! That evening, members trekked over to the DiamondStone Lodge for the annual Christmas party. Potluck dishes, hands of poker and the sounds of local legendary musician, Leno, added sparkle to the evening and made the happy Chamber members buzz with excitement for the time to share the Christmas spirit with their friends. The Chamber’s new Executive Director, Ann Gawith, started her transition in the office with a little remodel project that opens up the Visitor’s Center and makes it a roomier space to get information! J


Recreation • Shopping • Concerts • Dining

Sunriver Nature Center & Observatory New tarantula exhibit at the Nature Center

Nature Center Hours: Nov. 2 - March 3 Wed–Sat 10am–4 pm. $3 Adults, $2 Children (ages 2-12), Members Free. Includes Nature Center, botanical garden, interpretive trail , birds of prey and seasonal solar viewing. 541.593.4394. Observatory Hours: Jan. 14 and 15, Sat. and Sun. Observatory Night Sky Viewing 8pm–10pm. $6 Adults,$4 Children (ages 2-12)Members Free. Includes slide presentation and guided use of telescopes for night sky viewing. 541.598.4406 Private Star Parties are available, $120 for 1 hour, $185 for 2 hours. Great fun with your family and friends! Call 541-593-4442 to arrange. January 27, 2012, Friday, 7:00 pm Free event! Special celebration of the life and poetry of William Safford. This event is part of the Stafford Birthday Celebrations held across the country each January. The public is invited to Sunriver Nature Center for a special celebration of the life and poetry of William Stafford on Friday, January 27, 2012, beginning at 7 p.m. This event is part of the Stafford Birthday Celebrations held across the country each January and coordinated by the Friends of William Stafford, a literary “...organization dedicated to raising common awareness of the power of poetry and literature by modeling the legacy, life and works of poet William Stafford.” Stafford, Winner of the National Book Award and the author of more than 50 books, is still a towering figure in American poetry nearly 20 years after his passing. In 1970 he was designated Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress, a position that is now known as Poet Laureate of the U.S., and became Poet Laureate of Oregon in 1975. Each year dozens of Stafford Birthday Celebrations are held across Oregon and around the world, organized locally with coordination provided by the Friends of William Stafford. Each event has its own style and flavor but includes readings of Stafford’s writing, both poetry and prose. The Nature Center event on January 27 will feature Sisters poet Alex Weiss as moderator, and Stafford’s daughter Kit, herself a poet, writer, and teacher. Kit will present a short reflection on her father’s life and show excerpts from video footage about her father. There will also be an opportunity for members of the audience to share thoughts and poems of their choosing from Stafford collections or consistent with Stafford’s interests. Poems of Peace, one of Stafford’s great passions, are especially encouraged. For more information about William Stafford and to read some of his poetry, you can visit the Friends of William Stafford website: J


Wickiup Station New Year’s Eve, 2011

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Varsity Girls Basketball La Pine Lady Hawks vs. Sisters Outlaws Free for all military, active, reserve, and veterans, with proper identification. Adults: $5, Seniors and Children: $3, Students with ASB: free, Children under 5 are free.

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Special appearance by Medal of Honor recipient, Bob Maxwell, from Bend, OR For game information visit

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Explored & Written by Wendy Korn Photos Submitted by Innkeeper Marlene Reid

Gilchrist Inn is conveniently located between two of the best snowmobile areas in Oregon - Newberry Crater and Diamond Peak playgrounds. The historic Gilchrist Inn was built by Gilchrist timber company in 1949. It was most likely used as higher-end apartments to entice mill workers to live in Gilchrist with their whole family and work. Some of the neighboring houses built around the same time are smaller than a single unit at the Gilchrist Inn. With 1,400 square-foot units, the Inn was very well-built; with solid wood inside and out. “They spared no expense on the wood”, says Innkeeper Marlene Reid, who thinks that all the wood was probably manufactured locally. In 2005, Marlene Reid purchased the Gilchrist Inn receives Inn after selling her share of the Orion 5 stars on! Greens Golf Course in Bend. She operated H H H H H “The Gilchrist Innkeeper the restaurant at the golf course and has a Marlene provide a perfect retreat for the passion for customer service to the local weary traveler. “ community. - Jeremy W. from Berkeley, CA “I didn’t want to go far away [from H H H H H “Amazing place and great Bend]”, she explains when talking about hospitality, we would like to stay longer. her retirement plans in an interview with Highly recommended !!!” the Newberry Eagle. “This was supposed - Moshe B from Puerto Rico to be the passive part of my retirement.” H H H H H “A hidden gem! But after putting so much of her time and Beautiful, uniquely decorated rooms, energy towards running the Gilchrist Inn, amazingly comfortable beds, and a most she feels very busy all the time - especially gracious hostess!” - M.G. from Crescent City, CA since after the purchase, when Marlene replaced and upgraded the furniture, changed the style, and created themes for each unit. Each condo-style unit has its own theme, with different styles and decor. The kitchens are equipped with basic cookware and funky dishes to spice up the mealtimes or morning coffee. The very popular “Lady in Red” unit is 50’s themed with mostly red, black, and white decor and invites women to throw their hair down. The Sportsman unit has two swivel leather recliners and is very popular with the gentlemen. The other units are: Marlene’s Room, the Family Room, and the Gentleman’s Harley Suite (fully decorated in Harley Davidson style). All the units have super comfortable couches, loveseats, and beds. The condos are very affordable for their luxury, at only

Gilchrist Innkeeper, Marlene Reid. Right: “Lady in Red” room at the inn.

$85 to $110 per night (based on double occupancy), with the 7th night free and monthly rental options. Marlene provides wi-fi and satellite TV for all the units as well. The only restrictions are no smoking and no pets. “I made it to where I would enjoy staying in any of the rooms”, said Marlene, who lives onsite at the Inn and is passionate about the community - something that is important for small business owners in small towns. Future plans for the Inn include converting two garages to create a spa and a recreation room with a game area, pool table, a wii, and a mini-bar. Ideally, she would like an outdoor social area for groups that are staying at the Inn to gather around a fire and enjoy the outdoors. Since the closure of the Gilchrist Family Restaurant, the Inn has felt the effects, thus the planning for a social area where people can eat and drink as a group. Marlene has hosted several church retreats and motorcycle groups, such as the Suzuki Star motorcycle club (check out her website for photos of these She says a lot of people who enjoy hunting and snowmobiling stay at the Inn. “When the snow is deep enough, you can snowmobile from here to a lot of places, “ said Marlene Gilchrist Inn is conveniently located between two of the best snowmobile areas in Oregon - Newberry Crater and Diamond Peak playgrounds. Diamond Peak is in the Willamette National Forest, east of Crescent Lake. Marlene’s ultimate dream for the community of Gilchrist-Crescent is a beautiful town New Brunch that is accessible and caters to senior adults. Theme She envisions a retirement community that is Every Sunday! happy and healthy, even if it’s a small population of retirees. She would love to build a local health spa someday where seniors had amenities that would help them recover from illness in a comfortable fashion - like a stepPork Schnitzels in whirlpool bath, or pathways for motorized Potatoe Cakes wheelchairs. There are not many curbs in GilBrats with Sauerkraut christ, which makes wheelchair independence mobility an achievable goal for Marlene. German Potatoe Salad “MY HOPE IS TO HAVE A DESTINABraised Red Cabbage TION CANCER TREATMENT AND DIET Brunches include Beef Goulash MANAGEMENT FACILITY SOMEDAY SOON”, explains Marlene. omelettes, waffles & When describing the community of Gileggs to order. christ-Crescent, she says, “It’s a unique community to me - it’s more like a village.” Marlene invites all types of retired, semiretired, and adventurous people to stay at the Inn. If you would like a cozy place to live during the winter, while having a person onAdults: $15, Seniors: $12, Kids 10 & Under $8 Kids 3 & Under: FREE call for help or emergencies, consider staying there. For more information or reservations RESTAURANT HOURS: SUN-THURS 8AM-8PM, FRI & SAT 8AM-10PM visit or call 541-433-2878. The Inn is located at 225 Mississippi in Gilchrist, Oregon. J

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Stop in the La Pine Visitor’s Center. There is a wealth of information about our region, maps and Visitor’s Guides and Business Lists, which will be of interest to tourists and locals, alike. Find out why La Pine is considered a recreational hot-spot by outdoor enthusiasts. It is conveniently located in the Historic Highway Center Building on Highway 97. 541-536-9771 Stop in, open Monday - Friday,




An excellent 1 mile hike to the top of this old cinder cone. Take the paved road, or the hiking trail. Once you reach the top, enjoy sweeping views of the Cascade Mountains. You can see Mt. Bachelor, Broken Top, Three Sisters, Mt. Jefferson, Black Butte and Mt. Hood. There is no fee to use this park. For more info call 800-551-6949.






La Pine Visitors Center

La Pine Visitors Center 51425 SUITE A HWY 97 LA PINE OR 97739 (541) 536-8410


The Museum is teeming with history and relics from Deschutes County’s history. Explore the native people and their cultures along obsidian routes. See displays of fur trapping with early settlers. See the logging and railroad barons and early families that pioneered Central Oregon. Located at 129 NW Idaho Ave. Bend OR 97701 Phone: (541)389-1813. Hours: Tuesday through Saturday from 10AM to 4:30 PM. $5.00-General Admission. $2.0-Youth 13-17. Free-Children under 12, when accompanied by an adult. See for special events.







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HOODOO’s Crescent Lake Lodge & Resort features year round recreation. Cabins, boat rentals, snowmobile rentals, year round fishing. Enjoy breakfast, lunch, or dinner overlooking gorgeous Crescent Lake on our patio. We also have a restaurant inside the lodge, which includes a full bar. Special Brunch every Sunday (SEE AD OPPOSITE PAGE). Restaurant Hours: Sun-thurs 8AM-8PM, Fri & Sat 8AM-10PM. 22350 Crescent Lake Hwy, Crescent Lake, OR, 10% OFF BRUNCH when you call in your reservations: (541) 433-2505.



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Historic Gilchrist Inn is nestled in a peaceful area of North Klamath County, close to hunting, fishing, and recreation areas. Each condo-style unit has its own CHEMULT theme, with different styles and decor. Prices range from $85-$110 per night. Visit See article on previous page.

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Your resource guide to local business services!

SNOW REMOVAL-Roofs, Driveways, Sidewalks Senior, Military & Group Discounts Matt Matwich-541-306-7876 See ad page 11

Jim Elliott, Enrolled Agent LTC 51470 Hwy 97 #4B, La Pine 541-536-1153 High Desert Tax Service See ad page 18 & 22

Advertising A Newberry Eagle

Dan Varcoe, Advertising Rep. John C Johnson Building, La Pine 541-241-7741, See COUPON page 24

Animals & Vets All Pets Smiling

Mobile Veterinarian, Serving Deschutes, N. Lake, and N. Klamath Counties 541-410-2598 See ad page 23

Animal Emergency Center

24 hrs a day/ Weekends & Holidays 1245 SE 3rd St Ste, c-3 Bend 541-385-9110 See ad page 23

Dianns Happy Tails Dog Training Something for every dog, just ask. Local dealer for the best pet food www.Diannshappytails.Com 541-536-2458

La Pine Pet Bed & Bath

Safe & Caring Doggie Day Care Corner of Russell & Reed Rd, La Pine, 541-536-5355 See ad page 23

La Pine Animal Hospital

Small Animals Gordon & Julee Pickering, D. V. M. 51693 Huntington Rd, La Pine 541-536-2001, See ad page 23

Attorneys A Tyler R. Elliott, Attorney at Law

Central Oregon Bankruptcy Attorney 115 NW Oregon Ave, Ste 12, Bend 541-323-1002 See ad page 9

Banks A South Valley Bank

La Pine: 51535 S. Huntington Rd 541-536-9232, Gilchrist: 138345 N. Hwy 97, 541-433-2936 See ad page 2

Computers Little d Technology

Third Street Plaza, La Pine, 541-536-1079, Kathy DeBone See ad page 14

Cosmetics Mary Kay Cosmetics

Jana Marable Independent Beauty Consultant 541-815-5665 Call me for a Complimentary Facial

Call Dan Varcoe at 541-241-7741 ask him our DISCOUNT prices

Construction/Building, Landscaping & Materials 4 Seasonal Services Landscape Maintenance

Accounting Accountants High Desert Tax Service


imPulse Electric, LLC

Michael & Kaisa Hoover Electrical Contractors & Designers Specializing in Service Repair, Trouble-Shooting & Small Projects. 25 yrs Exp. Free estimates 541-536-5199

& Cro’s Fencing & Decking

Leslie, Mark, &Chris O’Connell Lic #184406, Bonded & Insured 541-536-4229 See ad page 3

Perry Walters Construction

Outstanding Quality, Competitve Prices 25 yrs experience-CCB #101284 541-536-2746 See ad page 5

ReStore Habitat for Humanity

Building materials for Building community 52684 Hwy 97, La Pine 541-536-3234 See ad page 5


Garbage Service G Wilderness Garbage & Recycling

Ponderosa Embroidery

JoAnn Gould, Principal Broker .8 Mi N. Wickiup Junction on Hwy 97 La Pine, 541-480-3115, See ad pages 5 & 8

Health Care Medical & Doctors/Hospice

High Lakes Realty & Property Management, Dianne Willis, Principal

Auditone Hearing Aids Jim Olson 51530 Huntington Rd, Ste 5, La Pine 1-888-475-3950 See ad page 10

La Pine/ Sunriver Physical Therapy Gail & James Smith, Experienced, caring rehabilitation, 541-536-6122 51681 Huntington Rd, La Pine See ad page 7



Newberry Hospice

Partners In Care

Sharon McDermott Your “local” machine embroidery service. 541-508-1022

Home Health, Hospice, Transitions 20775 NE Wyatt Ct, Bend 541-382-5582 See ads page 18 & 22

Equipment Sales & Rentals Peak Performance Equipment

Mark Sperling & Denise Freeman Buy-Rent-Sell-Repair eak performance 51388 Hwy 97, La Pine 541-536-3893. See COUPON pg 24, Ad page 13



Paulina Peak Family Health Care Joannie Miller, FNP 51375 S. Huntington Rd, La Pine 541-536-8060 See ad page 4

Heating & Air Conditioning Air-Tech Heating, Air Conditioning &

Refrigeration, Midstate rebate program available 541-536-2463 See ad page 22

Eyecare La Pine Eyecare Clinic

Dr. Graham Balcer, OD 1614 3rd Street, Ste A, La Pine 541-536-2911 See ad page 8

Bob Cox, Financial Advisor, AAMS 16345 Sixth St. Suite 101 541-536-8822 See ad page 16


Factory Authorized Carrier Dealer 541-948-7193 See ad page 19

Pharmacy Drug Mart Pharmacy

Rx & Gifts, Leah Bishop, 541-536-1111 51600 Huntington Rd. La Pine See ad page 4

Fit Zone

51630 Bluewood Ave., Ste A, La Pine 541-410-3201 or 503-880-2788 See ad page 6

Prevention TAPS “Think Again Parents” Mary Fleischman, contact 541-536-5002 See ad page 15

Florist Mountain View Floral Designs

51636 Huntington Rd., Ste 3, La Pine 541-536-7617. See COUPON page 24 loral


Funerals Autumn Funerals, LLC

Serving all of Central Oregon Tom Downs, Funeral Director 541-318-0842 See ad page 19

Broker, Hwy 97 & William Foss Rd, La Pine 541-536-0117 See ad page 5

Recreation La Pine Park & Recreation District

Justin Cutler, Director, John C Johnson Building, La Pine, 541-536-2223 www.La See ad page 17

Restaurants/Dining HealthKo Health Food Store & Deli 51636 Huntington Rd, La Pine 0pen M-F 10-6, Deli open 11-4 541-433-2505 Across from Post Office See AD pg 8, COUPON back cover

HooDoo Crescent Lake Lodge & Resort The Pines Bar & Grill - Open 7 Days 22350 Crescent Lake Hwy, Crescent Lake 541-433-2505 See AD page 12

Los Tres Caballos

A Mexican Family Restaurant Hwy 97, La Pine, Open 7 days, 11am -9pm 541-536-1006 See COUPON page 24 los 3 caballos A Family Mexican Restaurant

Bend Heating & Sheet Metal, Inc.

Financial & Insurance Edward Jones

Gould & Associates Realty

Residential-Commercial-DropBox-Containers Stu Martinez, 541-536-1194 51420 Russell Rd, La Pine See ad pages 12

Hospice, Transitions Gail & James Smith 51681 Huntington Rd, La Pine 541-536-7399


Real Estate

RV Services JDRV, Inc.

Mobile RV Service, 541-306-6473 RV Parts & Accessories, email PO Box 3564, La Pine, Or

Salons/Beauty Cindy’s Haircuts & Nature’s Gifts

Cindy Beckwith, Men, Women, Children, Gifts, Jewelry, Rocks, 541-639-1822 CINDY’S HAIRCUTS & 51470 Hwy 97, La Pine NATURE’S GIFTS

Obsidian Hair Spa

Hair & Nails, Ask for Dawn 541-593-1978, In Sunriver Village See Coupon page 24

Septic Services Shields Septic Tank Service

Kitty Shields, Septic Tanks pumped & inspected 541-536-3462 See ad page 4

La Pine Septic Service

24 Hr Emergency Service Pumping, Inspections, Installation and Repair, Portable Toilet Rentals 541-536-2517

Youth Services Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central OR Volunteer to be a Big Brother or Sister 541-312-6047 See ad page 15

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A Servant’s Heart Revisited

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By T. Myers, Eagle Team Reporter and Staff Writer

In the past two weeks there has been a lot of discussion about the Christmas Basket Association and what a difference it has made to families that live in La Pine during the Holidays every year. The Eagle had just done an article about what it is like to receive this generous gift when talk began about Deputy Pete Penzenik’s good work with the event every year. Deputy Pete, as he prefers, works with various organizations and volunteers throughout the year to make Christmas happen for over 1800 people who live in our community. Ask him why and he will tell you ‘because we need to do it!’ The amazing thing about Deputy Pete is that he avoids every attempt at recognition that our town would like to give him. It might be too late for that, now though and here is why! Three years ago Bend Bulletin reporter, Chris Stollar, ran a well thought out article about Penzenik and his ‘servant’s heart’. It got attention from several different quarters as it told the basic story of how Deputy Pete serves his community when he works to provide baskets for the needy. He noted Pete’s attention to detail, his organization of food and toys, his tireless effort to pick up a load of food here, set up volunteers to cover this or that area, his long hours of his own volunteer work and his desire to remain out of the picture when it comes to praise and thanks for what he does.

Above: Pete supervises the check-in table at the Christmas Basket event at the La Pine Event Center. Left: Veteran’s Day, 2011, left to right: La Pine American Legion’s Judge Advocate Pat (Paddy) Cotton, District 5 Commander Larry T. Matthews, and Deschutes County Commissioner Tony DeBone in background. Left: La Pine American Legion’s Judge Advocate Pat (Paddy) Cotton.

MOST SOUTH COUNTY TEENS DON’T DRINK. THE #1 REASON? THEIR PARENTS SAY ‘NO.’* You’re not alone in saying no— BELIEVE IT. Parents, you play a critical role in influencing your teen’s behavior, and teens DO listen. For more information, visit or phone 541.536.5002

*South County Schools. Oregon Healthy Teens Survey, 2009

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

The American Legion of La Pine has had members who have been involved with the event and they saw what Pete was doing. They contacted the Chamber of Commerce to get as much information as they could about the elusive Deputy Penzenik because they are preparing to recognize him as Law Enforcement Officer of the year on January 10th, 2012. But it does not stop there. In an interview with Pat Cotton from Post 45 of the American Legion, their club is ready to take their recognition to the state conference (Redmond, OR in June of 2012) and to the national conference (Indianapolis in September) if he is chosen at state for this honor, too. In the meantime, Larry Matthews, the local Commander of Post 45 and Pat Cotton are working to get Deputy Pete to the monthly Legion meeting without him knowing what is going to happen. He will recieve The Law Enforcement Officer of the Year Award for Outstanding Service to the Community by volunteering as leader for the Christmas Basket Association. We wish the very best for our favorite son, Deschutes County Sheriff’s Deputy, Pete Penzenik, and congratulate him for having the attitude and fortitude that it takes to make such a big difference to our town. For more information about the American Legion award, call Pat Cotton or Commander Larry Matthews at 541-536-1402. J

TAPS ad left: Please get involved and become a member of TAPS. To find out more, call 541-536-5002. Visit the website at

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2012 Business

by Bob Cox


Business 2012

What Does Investment Landscape Look Like in 2012? As an investor, you know that 2011 was a somewhat “choppy” year, with the financial markets going through many ups and downs. So what can you expect in 2012? As baseball Hall of Famer Yogi Berra is quoted as saying: “It’s hard to make predictions — especially about the future.” And these words are certainly applicable for anyone who would like an accurate forecast of the investment climate. Yet we do know of some factors that may affect your portfolio in the months ahead. Here are a few of them: • Strong business fundamentals — This past year, all the noise about the debt ceiling debate, the size of the U.S. deficit and the European financial situation tended to drown out some fairly good news: U.S. businesses’ balance sheets were strong for the most part, borrowing costs remained low, and corporate profits were good — and corporate profitability remains a key driver of stock prices. Heading into 2012, these fundamentals continue to look positive, which may bode well for investors. • Europe’s debt crisis — Greece’s economic problems made a lot of news in 2011, but they weren’t the end of the story in Europe, as major financial difficulties also face Italy, Spain, Portugal and Ireland. It’s by no means clear how these problems will be resolved, so don’t be surprised to see them lead to intermittent, if shortlived, shocks to the markets. • Election-year patterns — As you’re well aware, we’re voting for president in 2012. But you might be surprised to learn that the S&P 500 index has shown negative returns in only three of the last 21 presidential election years. Coincidence? No one can say for sure — and at this point, no one can say if this pattern of positive returns will continue during this election year. Still, it’s an interesting phenomenon.

So there you have it: the good, the bad and the quirky. Take them all together, and you still may not be able to foresee what will happen with the markets this year, but you’ll have a lot to think about. But instead of trying to predict what will happen in 2012, you may be better off following these tried-and-true investment strategies: • Diversify your holdings. By spreading your money among a wide range of investments, you can reduce the effects of volatility on your portfolio. Keep in mind, though, that diversification, by itself, can’t guarantee profits or protect against loss. •Don’t ignore your risk tolerance. If you worry excessively about market fluctuations, you may have too much risk in your portfolio, which means you may need to make some changes. • Always look at the “big picture.” Financial markets will always fluctuate. But if you can keep your focus on your long-term objectives, and make decisions accordingly, you can avoid overreacting to short-term events. Like other years, 2012 will bring with it periods of both turbulence and smooth sailing. But by making the right investment moves, you can still chart a course that can allow you to move ever closer to your future goals. This article was written by Edward Jones for use by your local Edward Jones Financial Advisor.This article was written by Edward Jones for use by your local Edward Jones Financial Advisor, Bob Cox. See Bob’s ad below, left. J

La Pine Event Center Grand Re-Opening The Board of the La Pine Park & Recreation District would like to invite the Central Oregon community to come and celebrate with La Pine the grand re-opening of the La Pine Event Center. The La Pine Event Center, formerly known as the Old White School Building recently went through $500,000 worth of improvements. The improvements include; natural light; a roll up door; heat; insulation; upgraded bathrooms; family bathroom; new mechanical systems; renovated catering kitchen; and


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fire sprinklers. “The improvements go along way to making the building more functional and user friendly for events and the Community School Program that resides in the building,” said Arlo Fertig, Board Chairman. “The building is taking reservations for events.” If you would like to reserve the building for your next event, please call the District at 541.536.2223. The District is still working to raise an additional $200,000 to $300,000 towards Phase II improvements that will add additional class space, offices, and flooring and walls to the large open event area. The District has been successful in securing $430,000 from The Ford Family Foundation, Meyer Memorial Trust, The Collins Foundation and Maybelle Clark Macdonald Fund. “We are still in need of community financial support for this great project! This will provide immense opportunities for our youth, seniors and community festivals in La Pine,” said Connie Eves, La Pine Park & Recreation Foundation, Board Chairwoman. “If people would like to make a tax free contribution to our capital campaign they can all the Park Offices at 541.536.2223.” The grand re-opening will take place on Friday, February 3rd at 6:30 p.m. Cake and punch will be provided and there will be a ribbon cutting ceremony. The ceremony will be followed by the showing of Cars 2 at 7:00 p.m. concessions will be available for purchase. Please bring a comfy chair to enjoy the movie. Background: The La Pine Parks & Recreation District serves an 85 square mile area in southern Deschutes County. The service population is approximately 15,000 people. The District operates a campground, a community park, two meeting rooms, office space, a community center and several underdeveloped parcels of land. For more information: Justin Cutler, Director of Parks & Recreation, 541.536.2223 emai: justin.cutler@La Website: www.La”www.La J

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South County Schools Update Rosland Elementary

Rosland Community Garden Mrs. Ayres’ kindergarten class, Rosland staff, students volunteers and community members have put in lots of hours, materials and expertise getting the Rosland garden started this fall. Three raised beds are now located to the right of the driveway as you

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19 Dec – 02 Jan 12......... Christmas Break, 06 February.............. Two-way letters fundraiser 25-29 April....................... Camp Rilea JCLC Thanks for all your support. Sincerely–Jerry Hollis, LT, US Navy (ret), MGYSGT, USMC (ret) Senior Naval Science, LPHS NJROTC, AND Donald Wilborn, Instructor, Naval Science Instructor, LPHS NJROTC,

Three Rivers

Immunization Exclusion Day February 15, 2012 If you receive a letter in the mail informing you of incomplete immunizations, that means your student needs one or more immunizations, or the school needs proof of immunizations already given. The Tdap for 7th graders is new within the last few years. It prevents the spread of pertussis and is recommended for anyone over the age of 11 INCLUDING ADULTS to prevent the spread of pertussis from parents and grandparents to infants. Hepatitis A is new within the last few years for elementary students. Students who are not compliant with immunizations on and after February 15, 2012 may not attend school. Resources for immunizations: Deschutes County Health Department & School Based Health Centers. 541-322-7400 regardless of health insurance status. CALL ASAP BECAUSE SLOTS FILL QUICKLY!!!!

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drive into the Rosland parking lot. These beds are made with pavers and stones. The physical construction has stopped for the winter and will start up again in the spring. Rosland classes will have ongoing gardening lessons through the winter and students will be watching our fresh delivery of earthworms convert fruit and vegetable scraps into compost. “My dream is that the garden will someday be a collaborative project uniting students, families and the community together. I’d love to see families and community members coming out here to work together in the garden” says Brenda Ayres – Rosland Garden Coordinator. We would like to thank all of the community volunteers and businesses that donated their time, labor, materials, equipment and talents to make this project a success.


Bromleigh Concrete–Mark Farleigh & Roy & Troy Bromleigh for the concrete blankets Hooker Creek Equipment Rentals for the tractor rental L & S Gardens for educational advice La Pine Septic for portable restrooms Mutual Material for all green landscaping materials Leon Patenburg for compost worms Vic Russell Construction for gravel U.S. National Forestry Dept. for garden tools and Youth Challenge Labor Corps for labor. J

Communication with Parents and Community

Bend-La Pine Schools is excited to expand our list of communication options regarding snow days to include a new op-in text messaging system we call BL Connect. This new option provides parents and students immediate and reliable information in the event of school closures or delays due to icy weather conditions. The registration process takes only a few minutes so please visit http://connect. and sign up today. Here’s some helpful information: Bend-La Pine Schools does its best to communicate vital information to parents and students in the event of emergency or severe weather conditions. If there is a closure or a late start, information will be announced through the following communication methods, no later than 5:30 a.m. Bend-La Pine website or phone number: School schedule changes and emergency plans will be posted as soon as possible on the Bend-La Pine website at www.bend.k12. Messages will also be recorded on the dedicated snow line at 541-323-SNOW (541-323-7669). For Spanish, call 541-355-0044. Text Messaging (BL Connect): The registration process takes just a few minutes (please note that depending on your cell phone plan, standard text messaging fees may apply). Radio and TV announcements: Local area radio and television stations will announce the current status. Plans will be updated if conditions change.

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Congratulations to La Pine High School for gathering 13,500 cans for the Food Drive! ROTC Update

The schedule for the Cascade Mountains League Drill Competitions has had some major changes. The La Pine High School NJROTC competition scheduled for Nov. 19 has been moved to Feb. 4, 2012. 2011-2012 Drill Competition Schedule 19 14 04 03

November 2012........... MT View HS.............. Bend, OR January 2012............... Walla Walla HS ........ Walla Walla, WA February 2012............. La Pine HS ............... La Pine, OR March 2012.................. East Valley HS ........ Yakima, WA (2 state Championships)

There will be 15 high school JROTC programs from Washington and Oregon participating. More information to follow, but this is an incredible opportunity for us to showcase our school and the community.

By Tammy Doty La Pine Elementary is currently having a canned food drive to support the La Pine Christmas Baskets and so far they are close to 1000 items! Due to our large first grade classes of 31 students, we were able to hire an additional teacher, Summer Farfaglia, who will start with her new class on Monday December 12th. By hiring a new teacher, we were able to create three classes of 20 and 21 instead of two classes of 31. We are excited to be able to do this, as it will be best for students to access learning opportunities. The families have been very understanding in helping us get the classes divided. La Pine Elementary is collecting Box Tops for Education and Campbells’ Soup labels. As an incentive, Ms. Doty and Mrs. Williams have been rewarding the kids for every $300 dollars in Box Tops that have been brought it. For the first $300, we sang karaoke, “Life is a Highway” in front of the whole school. It was a huge hit! This week we are dressing up as the storybook characters, Max and Ruby, chosen by the students. For our next $300, we will spend the day riding tricycles around the school. Having incentives have been a huge hit. Can’t wait until we kiss the goats! Dail Pautz, Media Specialist at La Pine Elementary and Rosland elementary was nominated for classified media specialist of the 10-11 school year and was one of the Finalists. She was nominated because she came into LPE School and made some real positive changes. The kids love library, she wrote a grant and got over $2,000 for new books, she was creative in introducing kids to new books, and she plays games to teach the kids about library skills. She is a real positive asset to our library and school. J

La Pine Event Center

GRAND OPENING! You are invited to...

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2nd Motorized Trail Project Meeting January 12 Courtesy of Chiloquin News Klamath Falls, Ore. – The Fremont-Winema National Forest will host a second Motorized Trail Project public meeting on Thursday, Jan. 12 from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Oregon Institute of Technology (OlT) in the College Union’s Mazama/Scott Conference Room. This second meeting will focus on the required planning process, information needs, and development of a working group to assist the Forest in the development of a motorized trail system for use by off-highway vehicle riders (motorcycles, ATVs and full sized vehicles). The goal of the Motorized Trail Project is to work closely with interested parties to develop an economically and environmentally sustainable motorized trail system. The project is in response to public input received during the Motorized Travel Management planning process and the Forest’s commitment to look at a site specific system of motorized trails. Strong community interests and partnerships are essential for creating and sustaining motorized recreation opportunities through route selection, maintenance and management. It is also dependent upon partners that have the capacity and interest to support the effort in multiple ways (e.g. funding, planning, implementation and maintenance of the system). For additional information on the Motorized Trail Project, please contact Mike Lawrence at 541-783-4001 or visit: J

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Forest Service Day Use Sites on Odell and Crescent Lakes will have New Fees Submitted by Holly Jewkes, District Ranger Reprinted from Crescent Lake Cascade News Seven Forest Service day-use sites on Odell and Crescent Lakes will have new fees this season. The day-use sites include Princess Creek, Sunset Cove, and Trapper Creek on Odell Lake and Simax, Crescent Lake, Tranquil Cove, and Spring on Crescent Lake. “I know no one likes to see new fees at the places they recreate, “said Holly Jewkes, District Ranger for the Crescent Ranger District, “however, these sites needed to be in alignment with other recreation sites on the Deschutes National Forest and at a national level.” “In addition, these fees will allow us to continue to maintain these sites for visitors and make improvements, if needed, in the future, “continued Jewkes. Normal Forest Service day-use fees will apply at the sites; the fee is $5.00 per day per vehicle. Fees at recreations sites on the Deschutes National Forest are in effect from May 1 to September 30th every year while the sites are being maintained. No fees are charged at the sites from October 1 to April 30th each year when the Forest Service provides no services at the sites. Several annual or lifetime Recreation Passes for these sites are available. The most common Recreation Passes include: • Northwest Forest Pass, $30 annually • Interagency Senior Pass, $10 lifetime pass • Interagency Access Pass, free lifetime pass for people with a medically determined permanent disability • Other Recreation Pass options exist and more information can be found at • In addition to the recreation passes, visitors may use the day-use sites for free on several nationally recognized days. In 2012, theses dates are: National Trail Day (June 2), National Get Outdoors Day (June 9), National Public Lands Day (September 29) and Veteran’s Day (November 11). Visitors to the day-use sites will see some recent facility improvements, especially at Princess Creek, where an improved boat launch and picnic facilities were installed. J Courtesy of Crescent Lake Cascade News

Crescent Lake Challenge 22 Kilometer Freestyle Cross Country Race and Citizens Tour 3rd Annual Crescent Lake Challenge signup is now open. Due to limited space in the lodge for the free hot lunch we are limiting entries to 120 skiers. Learn more and sign up here: James M. Hill; President, SportHill, Inc.; 725 McKinley St.; Eugene, OR, 97402 ; 541-345-9623

Chiloquin Events & Announcements Courtesy of Chiloquin News Jan. 28 & 29 - 34th Annual Sagebrush Rendezvous. Charitable Art Show and Sale, featuring artist Sharon Rajnus. Wine & Beer Tasting. At the Running Y Resort. Sage Community School has its “Savory Sage Family Cookbook” available for $10 each. These cookbooks make wonderful gifts, so get yours today! You can get the cookbooks at Sage Community School. 43580 Hwy 62 Chiloquin, OR 97624. 541783-2544 Thank you for supporting our school. J

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La Pine Public Library, 16425 1st. St. 10:00 AM-12:00 PM Meet with Cindy Culbertson, OFNP Education Program Assistance with Oregon State University Extension Service, who will provide information about food benefits for your family. For more information, call 541-306-6067.

20th LA PINE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE BREAKFAST – Join the Chamber for Breakfast at the La Pine High School from 7:45 am to 9:15 am. Open to Chamber Members and their guest. Speaker, Sponsor, and lots of networking. Cost for the Breakfast is $8.00. Call the Chamber for more information and to reserve a seat, (541) 536-9771.


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29th NEWSTART HEALTH EXPO – with Guest speaker, Robert Blehm, PA-C,

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February Events

2012 La Pine Rodeo Queen Coronation / Fundraiser. Feb 26th. American Legion Hall on Drafter Road in La Pine. Starts at 3:00 P.M. $7.00 includes dinner, silent auction and more..

Jan 6-7 Furniture 1/2 off Jan 9 Senior Day 1t2 off Jan 12 Double Stamp Day Jan 18 Clothing $5.00 per bag Jan 26 Last Thursday 1/2 off Jan 31 Books 4 for $1.00

has recently experienced a vacancy in its governing body and is searching for an individual willing to donate a few hours a month to assist in the direction and governance of the fire department. This person must be an elector or a property owner within the boundaries of the fire district. If interested please contact the District Office at 541 433-2466 for application details. Application deadline is January 18, 2012.

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May you and your family have a Very Prosperous 2012! Public Service Announcements State Opportunities for Small Business

Join the COCC Small Business Development Center to meet Governor Kitzhaber’s Director of Economic & Business Equity, Cheryl Myers. Cheryl will discuss opportunities for doing business with the State of Oregon, including: The process of being certified as a Minority Owned, Women Owned, or an Emerging Small Business (MWESB), and how to do business with the state; Information on resources for business owners such as access to capital and government contracts; The Governor’s Marketplace; Cool Schools; the Governor’s bill to retrofit and energy upgrade Oregon public schools. HVAC’s, installers, framers and window workers may want to consider getting certified as an MWESB firm. Monday January 30th, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm, COCC Bend Campus, Boyle Education Boardroom, Please RSVP to (space is limited)


Agape Harvest, 52460 Skidgel Road(behind Wickiup Junction) CELEBRATE RECOVERY PURPOSE: The purpose of Celebrate Recovery is to help those who have old hurts, hang-ups, and habits and want to change. Celebrate Recovery is the place where change is possible. Celebrate Recovery is a spiritual program where we fellowship and celebrate God’s healing power in our lives through the 12 steps and 8 Recovery Principles. This experience allows us to be changed!! We open the door to change by sharing our experiences, strengths, and hopes with one another. We also become willing to accept God’s grace in solving our problems. By working and applying these Biblical principles, we begin to grow spiritually. We become free from our old hurts, hang-ups, and habits. This freedom creates peace, serenity, joy, and most importantly, a stronger personal relationship with God and others.As we progress through the program we discover our personal, loving, and forgiving Higher Power Jesus Christ. For more information call Don(541-536-4135) or Pam(541-536-4384)

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The 18th Annual Chemult Sled Dog Races, scheduled for January 20-21, 2012 in Chemult, OR have been cancelled due to lack of snow.

Living with Death Series Lead by Marv Scherpf

When: February 2nd - March 8th every Thursday Where: La Pine Senior Activity Center, 16450 Victory Way, La Pine, Oregon (next to Bi-Mart) Time: 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Cost: Free Topics that will be covered are: Visiting the Dying, Living with Grief, Change, Conflict & Suffering, Death & Children, Planning your own Funeral Call the Senior Center and reserve your seat. 541-563-6237

Save the Date- Man to Man: A Saving Grace Event Bend, OR – For 35 years, Saving Grace has played an active role in the Central Oregon community, as the only confidential women’s shelter for those seeking safety from violence. In addition to our shelter, we have a variety of services that over 5,000 Central Oregonians benefited from last year alone. Saving Grace is fortunate to have a number of male volunteers, staff and board members supporting our mission of promoting a life without violence. We are now asking men from the community to step forward and join our work to educate and motive our community to speak out about violence against women. Recently, we created a group called Leading Men, Preventing Gender Violence. Our mission is to engage men to prevent violence so that everyone is treated with dignity and respect. On the evening of January 19th, we will hold Man to Man: A Saving Grace Event. At the event we will discuss tools that men can use to help create a safer community. The event starts at 6pm, we ask that you RSVP (541-416-2114) for more information, including the event location. Saving Grace provides confidential and free family violence and sexual assault services and promotes the value of life without violence. For more information visit or contact Lauren Biskind at 541-382-9227.

COCC Offers “Invent Something” Workshop in Bend

(BEND) – Central Oregon Community College’s Small Business Development Center is holding a two-evening “Invent Something” workshop at the COCC Bend Campus in the New Year. The two sessions will take place on consecutive Wednesdays, January 25 and February 1, from 6:30pm – 9:00pm. First-time independent inventors will learn how to take their idea and get it to market. Cost is $29.00. Pre-registration is required - call 541-383-7290 to register or go to

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Letter from the Editor Defy the 2012 Doomsday Predictions and Create a Successful Year for Yourself From Sandra Jones Editor in Chief

Dear Readers: I feel a great passion about this year and it’s changes that we will all undergo. There are a lot of beliefs about this year, 2012, presenting us with great change. Some of this is due to predictions. But I say, “let’s make our own change.” There is something new that supercedes disaster predictions. There have been discoveries about the principles of attracting good things to ourselves. You may have heard about the law of attraction. This is based on the idea that we are spiritual and mental magnets. I have discovered that the key to attracting positive experiences in my life is attitude. Recently, a lovely lady, Wendy Duncan, Positive Thinker and Life Coach, spoke at our La Pine Chamber Breakfast. She talked about attracting to ourselves the things we want to experience, and she said that the way to do it is to obtain a positive self-image. She offered me her six week coaching and de-stress program, and I am now in the second week. This is great because I am doing it, and seeing how I can change. For many years I have studied about the laws of attraction, manifesting, prosperity, and seem to be running up against brick walls. I have managed to move along, but would really like to achieve some major accomplishments this year. I see that the block that has been holding me back is some old patterns of negative thinking that I still have floating around in my subconscious. I look at these thoughts as cobwebs in the closet. So, now with Wendy Duncan’s program, and her positive encouragement, I have opened the closet, turned on the lights, and am sweeping out the cobwebs. I am opening up to a positive self-image. This is the year, 2012 that I will rise up and manifest my dreams! I have plans to advance in business and exercise this year. I have never given up on my dreams. I would also like to design and build my own home. I have a dream to travel, and spend more time sculpting, painting, and drawing. The path to achieving these dreams is first to believe that it is possible. Then to give myself plenty of positive programming that I am a wonderful, fantastic, super, person! That I am worthy of success. That I am a success and not a failure! This is the year to shed old negative attitudes and shake them off forever! Join me in this attitude change, this year! I invite you to cultivate new attitudes like graditude, unselfish love, and self-worth. You deserve health, wealth, and blessing. Smile at yourself in the mirror and say things like “you, my friend, are an awesome person,” because YOU ARE. J

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Bring Resolution to the Septic System Problem By John Huddle

The past three issues carried an article under my name as media chair for the Deschutes County Citizens Action Group (CAG). I resigned my position to run for elected office. Therefore, this article does not speak for CAG. The following are from years of advocacy experience. Often, people read an article and assume it is resolved. When it comes to the septicsystem problem in the Basin, nothing could be further from the truth. This agenda continues to threaten life savings, cost people their homes and build distrust of government. So, what can you do to halt the agenda? Join me in the following: Write the Governor and request a halt to the aggressive agenda. Request that he replace the DEQ Steering Committee with a Governor’s Commission (same members). This will accomplish two things: One it will help restore trust in government by distancing the advisory group from DEQ, allowing them to develop and recommend policy that is not as subject to undue influence. Two, it will stop the aggressive agenda that drains life savings and forced people out of their homes. Let a Governor’s commission develop and recommend policy that is of the people based on the best available science, not data manipulated for an agenda. E-mail your request to: The Honorable John Kitzhaber, Governor , State of Oregon, 160 State Capitol 900 Court Street, Salem, OR97301-4047, E-mail Write the Audit Division of the Secretary of State’s Office and request an audit of the DEQ and Deschutes County regarding the entire process from the La Pine National Demonstration Project forward. Ask that they air the issues: was tax money spent appropriately and how was the local population treated? The Audit Division would like specific instances if you have them. Again, the strongest argument for an audit is to restore public trust. E-mail your letter or e-mailed statement to: The Honorable Kate Brown, Secretary of State, State of Oregon, 136 State Capitol Salem, Oregon 97301-1327, E-mail contact: Support budget reduction proposals from the Legislature to reduce the DEQ budget as proposed by $3,216,488 for the 2011 - 2013 Biennium. E-mail: Paul Siebert,, Coordinator, Joint Ways and Means Subcommittee on Natural Resources, Legislative Fiscal Office, 900 Court St. NE, H-178 State Capitol, Salem OR 9730, Phone 503-986-1828, FAX 503-373-7807 Remember, it takes not one voice but many to bring change. We must all unite to resolve the ground-water protection agenda. For additional suggestions or help, contact me at J

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Explained DV laws, restraining orders, and talked about relationships in general. No crimes mentioned or found. La Pine.

01/04/2012 12/31/2011

2:59 Harassment/RP was concerned about some text message said person sent saying he was coming to destroy her vehicle as he was mad she took his car keys so he wouldn’t drive after drinking that night. La Pine.


19:22 RP reported hitting a yearling elk with the front of his vehicle on South Century Drive, RP said he was going about 30 mph and it did less than 1500 dollars of damage to his vehicle. RP requested area check & located the elk at the listed location. Elk was deceased and I pulled it off the road into the shoulder. La Pine 15:57 Suspicious Subject/ Subject dropped U-haul truck off at High Lakes Feed. Several subjects there wanted to borrow truck before truck was turned in. Renter of truck said no and dropped keys in drop box. Area check requested. Truck still at High Lakes Feed. Person from High Lakes advised and stated would have someone move U-haul truck into fenced yard. La Pine.


16:15 Domestic Disturb/RP wanted advise on how to handle male half. Male has been aggressive at times.


20:30 Suspicious Subject/Report of a male subject knocking on the car window of a Female parked in front of the location. Units checked the campground and area extensively, UTL. La Pine 18:09 Suspicious Noise/RP advised hearing noises outside, checked entire yard, found no new foot prints in mud/snow, no tire tracks in drive way, no sign of anyone being outside the house. Advised RP of such. La Pine


23:35 Fight Altercation/fight in progress/verbal altercation between several in-toxicated people at location. No crimes, all were removed by sober drivers. La Pine. 01/08/2012 Neighborhood Dispute/ RP advised his girlfriend left residence after wanting to remain at bar to socialize with strangers. RP advised girlfriend threw most of her belongings into the yard and left on foot. RP concerned for her welfare due to temperature and the way she was dressed. Located girlfriend at neighbors residence, neighbor contacted friend of female, who was In route to pick her up due to her level of intoxication. Female stated she was safe at neighbors until her friend showed up from Prineville. La Pine.

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La Pine Community Attends Public Meeting to Discuss Urgent Care Submitted by La Pine Fire Chief Mike Supkis On January 10th over 60 community residents, stakeholders, and leaders attended a joint meeting of the La Pine Rural Fire Protection District and the La Pine Community Health Center Boards held at the La Pine Senior Center Heritage Room. The stated purpose of the open public meeting was to discuss health care access and urgent health care needs and to brainstorm ideas on how improve on existing community services. Fire Chief Mike Supkis gave a short presentation on how the fire district board over the last two years of evaluations and study have determine a trend of where 52% of persons calling 911 for paramedic ambulance service did need some kind of urgent medical attention but not to the extent of average $2,400 trip to Bend in an ambulance - along with the large ER bill in addition. These types of calls have increase 23% over the last few years. Chief Supkis said that the fire board has looked at its operations and in businesslike fashion but realized part of the efficiency and better patient care answer to improved health care access is also within the larger community. The new CEO of the La Pine Community Health Center, Charla DeHate, gave a presentation on how the community’s federally qualified non profit

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health clinic works, how it is funded, improvements recently made and goals they have set. She stated the clinic is currently recruiting five health care professionals to work and live in the La Pine area plus looking partnerships with other agencies such as the county health agency. Almost every community member present provided ideas and comment. Ideas were from elegantly common sense to the more complex and ranged from increased clinic hours, a local urgent care/ ER, partnerships with Bend providers and VA, to meeting transportation needs for regular appointments and health care advocates to help people access to what is already available. Several community members stated this is an issue for the local community to work together on and not rely on outside government help. Commissioner DeBone stated that the county will be an advocate and he knows Commissioner Baney is also very interested and is working hard on the rural health issue. Mayor and Health Center Board member, Ken Mulenex, stated that the community needs to put to together a leadership group/workgroup. All comments and ideas were noted for the workgroup. Interested parties were asked to sign up or can contact Charla DeHate at the clinic at 541-536-3435. J Watch for more information in upcoming issues on this topic. –The Newberry Eagle
















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How will 17-20 New Jobs Impact the Economy in La Pine? It features a different “Special” each day and a wide variety of sandwiches… Healthy, non-preservative Regular Meat, and Vegetarian, or Vegan sandwiches. You can find your favorite beverage at the Juice Bar, as well. The deli delivers free within La Pine city limits, but starting this week, you can make the choice to come in to the “Hole in the Wall Deli”, where seating is available in the “Fireplace Room”. Catering is also available for your meetings, or arrange to bring your meeting in to the Deli. There is seating for up to 24 people. The Persons have continued to add to their inventory. Bulk Foods and spices, supplements, frozen foods, Gluten-Free foods, as well as a large selection of Homeopathics are all displayed and available in the store. Ken offers classes on Nutrition and offers free information and tips on good health and nutrition. Ken Steward (6-7 jobs this year) Ken Steward opened Auto Star Automotive September 7th of the past year. He has created 4 new jobs and plans to hire 2 or 3 more employees this year. The full-service Professional Automotive Mechanic Shop is located at 16855 Reed Road, just before the railroad tracks. Ken says, “We’ve been getting a lot of positive feedback. We know it’s important to be reliable and professional. People really want that in La Pine. We recently began servicing Sunriver Resorts’ vehicle fleet, which is around 90 vehicles, too.” Ken said he feels the La Pine business community has started to adapt to the tough economic times. Those who build good relationships with other businesses and those in the community will be successful. Heating for the shop is supplied by recycled oil and they are always accepting your old engine oil for that purpose. Steward is no stranger to the La Pine business community. He also owns Snow Cap Collision Repair & Paint, Central Oregon Towing & Recovery, and La Pine Towing and Recovery.

Scott Asla (6-7 new jobs this year) Scott opened S&S Auto Parts in October of the last year (2011) with only two employees. In 3 months he doubled his job count to four and expects to add 2 or 3 more within the next 12 months. All his employees live in La Pine. Scott said, “We had S&S Auto Parts stores in Bend and Redmond and sold in 2005. I have been looking at La Pine since 2008. My wife, Sue and I (S&S) bought this building in La Pine and it is already totally leased out. We have over 6500 sq. ft. of inventory and are continuing to add more. We are doing our best to provide what La Pine needs. Sales at the store are on schedule according to our plan. We saw a need and started building custom hydraulic and air conditioning hoses. We are open 7-7 Week days 8-5 on Saturdays and Sundays from 10-5, as well. People seem to like the extended hours.” “I have found La Pine is a great place to do business,” says Scott. “We want to be able to provide the services and products the community needs, so they don’t have to travel to Bend. I believe in Shopping Local, but it is our duty, as local businesses to give back to the community, too. We support the La Pine Community Kitchen. We have a big barrel right inside the door and our customers bring in canned foods.” Scott went on the say, “The north end of La Pine feels real vibrant now. We are located at 52674 North Highway 97. We enjoy having Habitat for Humanity La Pine ReStore as a neighbor. We are in La Pine to stay, we love it”. These 3 new businesses, all were started in 2011. They are growing and thriving and adding jobs to our community. All three owners believe that by providing quality local services and products folks in the Sunriver and La Pine and the surrounding areas will be able to save time and money by finding what they need, locally. The US Chamber of Commerce states that out of every 100 jobs created by service type businesses, 45 additional jobs are created in various other job sectors. These 17-20 jobs should actually result in nearly 30 new jobs in our area. That represents 30 households that can continue to live, work and play in La Pine/Sunriver area, because these business owners believed there was a need for their services and products, took advantage of the opportunity and made the investment of time and money to make it happen. Thanks goes to these entrepreneurs, and the customers that support them for stepping up and doing their part to help improve our local economy. J

Dear Friends of the Bethlehem Inn, The end of the year is usually a time of reflection. As I look back on 2011, I marvel at the concern and care our community has shown for those seeking safety, shelter and services at the Bethlehem Inn. We are especially grateful to you and the other community partners that collaborate with our staff to coordinate vital services required by a man, a woman, a family and a child experiencing homelessness in Central Oregon. Thanks to your support, we are able to offer shelter, food, clothing, and supportive services, which bring positive change in people’s lives and in our community. From small seeds do mighty oaks grow and so that small band of volunteers who had the foresight back in 1999 to create what is now the Bethlehem Inn, are regarded with gratitude and wonder. We continue today to feel gratitude for those who help support and serve the needs of those in crisis and who recognize the need to build for the future. This year the Bethlehem Inn has served a record number of people – a 6% increase over last year. It is a sad fact, but we have pride that we’ve been able to meet the needs of so many. And so at the end of this year and the dawning of a new year we would like to share the joy we see when families reunite, individuals find gainful employment, stable housing and take those first steps on the road to happy and productive future. On behalf of those we serve and those who serve, we thank you for the hope and encouragement you provide all of us.

Wishing you peace and joy in the New Year! – from the Bethlehem Inn

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