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Spraying By T. Myers, Eagle Team Reporter and Staff Writer In August of 2011, KITC Radio broke a story about a problem with a chemical that had been applied to areas along Hackett Road and in Jack Pine Village. Bill Scally, owner at KITC, was the first media person to cover the story. He explained that the chemicals that were used were not only hazardous to humans and animals, but poisonous to forests and on the MSDS pages, it clearly said the chemical was not to be used in forests! (Duh!) Everywhere they sprayed to kill the weeds they had targeted, they sprayed forest areas and residences. Last week Bill explained that the residual damages are just now being realized! “There will be a lot of work to get this issue settled.” January 13, 2012 –North Klamath County Residents are incensed. Klamath County sprayed herbicide OutPost 22K containing Picloram in North Klamath County subdivisions (in summer, 2010). A year later, 2011, residents noticed dying trees and clusters of health symptoms in people and pets. Resident complaints to Klamath County and State agencies only resulted in an investigation of plants and soil by the Oregon Department of Agriculture. In a collaborative effort with 70 signers from (Go to page 18)
Ford Family Foundation Graduates the Second Cohort By T. Myers, Eagle Team Reporter and Staff Writer
On Saturday, January 21, La Pine’s second class (Cohort II) graduated from the training program offered by the Ford Family Foundation. The ceremony was held at the La Pine Pentacostal Church and featured a catered dinner, La Pine Arts Choir, and introduction of the members of the Cohort II and the facilitators from Cohort I along with the Ford Foundation’s own area leader, Stacey Stonesifer from Bend. Mac Russell acted as host. He thanked a long list of volunteers and donors for helping to build the New Frontier Park and Carole Swendsen described progress on the City signage that will show events and organizations as people enter town. The evening is the culmination of train(Go to page 11) ing sessions where
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‘Urgent Care’ in Local Rural Area Gets New Focus Community Clinic, Fire District and Local Governments Prepare to Take on Problem At the January 10th community meeting at the La Pine Senior Center, local stakeholders met with concerned citizens to address the problem of Urgent Care in the La Pine area. For the past few years the Fire District has been answering more and more calls for emergency assistance and their costs have escalated and local taxpayers are paying the difference. The Community Clinic is prioritizing finding more health care providers in order to be able to offer additional hours, (we will have to secure additional funding in order to extend hours (Go to page 2)
Chief Mike Supkis and Fire District Board spearheaded the idea of working together.
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Relay for Life Two State NJROTC Competition Kicks Off By T. Myers, Eagle Team Reporter and Staff Writer
Set for Feb. 4th
Cancer. It is a six letter word that means more to us than any other diagnosis and more than any of us want to know. When we hear it from a doctor, we know we are about to engage in a fight for life. When one of our family members engages in a battle for life, we are involved in many ways from caregiving to encouragement. No one involved with cancer escapes the true meaning of what cancer can do to a patient or the people who love that individual. On January 14th the La Pine-Sunriver Relay for Life team (Go to page 4)
La Pine High School is set for a two state competition for ROTC groups from Washington and Oregon. It will take place on Saturday at 8 AM to 5 PM and competitors will test their skills against other teams in a series of judged regulation drills. Local leaders for LPHS ROTC, Lt. Jerry Hollis (US Navy) and Sergeant Donald Wilborn will be guiding the students through their paces in preparation for the event. The only thing that needs to happen is (Go to page 4)
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Urgent Care in La Pine if that decision is made) City and Deschutes County governments are looking at transportation concerns and issues around Medicare, Medicaid and Deschutes County Health Services, focusing on a greater need for increased access to healthcare here in La Pine. Sixty or so citizens came to the meeting and there was a serious discussion listing problems and solutions that will result in a better look at what the collaborative partners can do about this costly- and sometimes dangerous problem of limited healthcare access for the people who live here! Improved healthcare will improve community viability. I interviewed the different stakeholders after the meeting to understand what came •U rgent Care clinics in Central Oregon do out of the meeting. Deschutes County not stay open past 8PM. Commissioner, Tony DeBone, La Pine •U rgent Care Clinics are not open Community Health Center CEO, Charla most Holidays. DeHate and Fire District Chief, Mike • 5 2% of the fire district 911 calls are for Supkis, and Mayor Ken Mulenex each medical calls and are technically took time to share their thoughts about the non-emergency (meaning they did not results of the meeting. really need an ambulance, but because Tony DeBone looked at the problem, of time of day or patient needs, they are listened at the meeting and heard two transported to the hospital). main points of concern. Knowing that we • 5 0% of all emergency calls at the Fire have a large senior population living in District are Day and the others are our area, access to healthcare has always night calls. been on the radar. What was interesting • 3 8% of the Clinic’s patients are on to DeBone was the fact that lots of the Medicare. cases being handled as emergencies • 24% of the patients are on Medicaid. at the Fire District had some things in common: patients had run out of regular medications often causing serious problems in those with chronic diseases, they were unable to get to a doctor during regular hours due to the fact they had no transportation or they were really feeling unwell (Mike Supkis reminded me when I spoke to him later that these folks were in need of immediate care and felt they had no choice). They needed help and 911 was the help line. DeBone went on to explain that he understood that the costs for an ambulance ride to Bend were averaging $2500.00. The Fire District has a policy where it is mandated that people pay for the ambulance. Then he said, “As a citizen I want the Fire Commissioner Tony DeBone District ambulance available and I agree to pay for points out the fact that we it.” He further explained that there is a ‘disconnect’ have two problems: More when it comes to recoverable costs when a patient is access to healthcare and covered by Medicare, Medicaid or OHP insurance. transportation to the clinic. (Supkis says they pay $600.00 versus the $2500.00
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bill). “So,” DeBone went on, “How do we cover this loss? The taxpayers pay for it. With Governor Kitzhaber’s priority to help us get more access to health care, there is hope!” At the clinic, Charla DeHate, is very busy finding new healthcare providers that will allow her to give our community more access to healthcare. When DeHate came on board as the new CEO in December, the clinic had just lost a doctor and 4 physician’s assistants and she was informed that two additional doctors had decided to leave right before she took her position. She moved fast and brought in interim providers to fill three months or six months openings to help Dr. Michael Rosenfeld, Interim Director of Medicine, John Njenga, PA, Angela Enos, PA, Shana Stallcop, Nurse Practitioner, Dr. Kenneth Maier part time General Practitioner and Deborah Joling, RN who will now serve as Medical Support Manager. DeHate told me that she is busy finding qualified providers who will move here and be a part of the community. (Her goal is to begin on site interviews as early as February.) When she fills the positions, she will be in a position to offer more access to healthcare- (if she can also find Charla DaHate Community additional funding to do it). I asked DeHate to tell me, Health Clinic CEO is busy as a result of the meeting, what should happen next. finding new health care “We need to find out about CET (Cascades East providers so she is ready to Transportation) and where they stand in terms of extend access to care. transporting people in La Pine. We should look at a possible ADA accessible van for use in local transport, too,” DeHate explained. “We will also look at a committee (Supkis called it a work group) made up of a representative from the Clinic, the City, the Fire District, the County, the Department of County Health Services, St Charles Hospital and Pacific Source to start with. They can look at finding a solution to the urgent care problem.” A March or April committee meeting is likely if you are interested in attending. Mike Supkis, Fire Chief, noted the fact that we are a rural community and that rural funding for all of these services has been reduced. His department works hard to do cost recovery for the increase of 911 calls and ambulance rides for urgent care situations. Unfortunately, the district makes up the money they cannot recover out of the tax dollars. The Fire District Board spearheaded the idea that the community should decide what to do to solve the problem of urgent care and set up the January meeting. Supkis’ knowledge of what is available coincides with DeBone, DeHate and Mulenex. Forming a group to really examine the problem will lead to the best solution. “We can solve this thing with integration of, not one, but all of us and get the access to medical care and the transportation to get to that care if we work together.” Mike Supkis, Fire Chief LPRFD. Mayor Mulenex says the Mayor Ken Mulenex made sure that we know how City is ready to help find a much the City of La Pine wants to be involved with the solution to this problem. solution. “We are here to help find an answer to both the transportation problem and the access to health care in our community,” Mulenex shared. “You can be sure that the city will be at the table to get to the answers we need.” Y
La Pine Sewer and Water Districts Moving Forward There was standing room only at January 17th La Pine Sewer and Water Districts’ meeting. The room was filled with city and county officials and concerned citizens. The draw was a topic on the meeting’s agenda; “Discussion of City/District Relations - Withdrawal.” This was regarding the acquisition of La Pine’s water and sewer districts by the incorporated City of La Pine. Discussions about this topic began with the Board President/Chair, Wayne Kovacs. He expressed his concern that there was not enough communication with the City of La Pine about the acqui-
sition, and said he thought the acquisition should be placed on hold. His concern is that the Districts’ employee will still have a job. He stated that he still is in favor of the acquisition. Other board members said that they are also still in favor of the acquisition. Vice Chair, Brian Earls stated that it was important that the line of communication be opened up and make sure things are still on track. When this new districts’ board became operative its purpose was to work on the acquisition of the S & W Districts with the City. The City of La Pine responded. City Manager, Rick Allen addressed the S &
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The City of La Pine is currently accepting applications from individuals that are interested in serving on the La Pine City Council. The individual that is selected will be completing an unexpired term (March 1, 2012 through December 31, 2012). This is a volunteer position. The City Council generally meets on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month. City Council members are expected to attend Work Sessions and special City Council meetings, serve on various sub-committees or regional groups, and represent the City in other capacities. The vacancy will be filled by appointment by a majority of the entire membership of the Council. Those individuals submitting applications may be asked to meet with the Council for an interview prior to the Council making an appointment. Interviews will begin after a minimum pool of qualified candidates have submitted applications. Applicant must be a La Pine City Resident. Applications will be taken through February 15, 2012. Interested individuals are encouraged to visit the City’s website at www. ci.la-pine.or.us and click on the link to print an application or call City Hall for an application to be mailed, e-mailed or faxed to you.
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W board. He discussed the technical aspects of the acquisition, stating that the City of La Pine has been working on the acquisition according to the timeline. He said that he had emailed the S & W and asked for a meeting to talk. City Councilor Stuart Martinez stated, “we want to settle this for the economic vitality of La Pine. Businesses will come into La Pine if the bickering stops. Let’s get the water and sewer under the city.” City Councilor Don Greiner said, “we want to get together and have dialogue.” It was settled and the acquisition will go as planned and the City and S & W will have meetings with more communications. Kovacs expressed another important concern. There has been a lot of negative perspective about the S & W districts because of prior board members mistakes. He said, “a lot of rumors have been flying around.” He also said that he wants to make sure the negativity will stop, and would like some appreciation for the job the present board is doing. Support came from the meeting attendees. Businesswoman Linda Johnson expressed how great she thought the board is doing. She said she wants all to work together. City Councilor Don Greiner said, “I haven’t heard one derogatory comment about this board.” City Councilor Dan Varcoe said, “I haven’t heard anything negative about the new board. I would like us to see us expedite the acquisition process in anyway we can. The meeting ended with a good attitude and a sense of comaraderie was felt in the room. The S & W board and city
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agreed to continue with the acquisition as planned, expedite it, and open communications. It was agreed that a positive perspective be given to the La Pine Sewer and Water Board and employees, and that they are doing a good job. Y
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County News By T. Myers, Eagle Team, Tony DeBone’s Reporter and Staff Writer Annual Round-up
It is hard to believe that a whole year has gone by since our local son Commissioner, Tony DeBone was inaugurated, but time has passed swiftly and there is a lot to catch up on with what is happening at the County! On a snowy morning in Mid-January, this reporter sat with the Commissioner for a harrowing ride through our first snow storm of the season while he drove us to the CERF economic summit in Bend. During the hour Tony negotiated the roads and the weather, he filled me in on what he and the County Commissioners are doing. Tony has joined the boards of two non-profits in Central Oregon in his spare time. He is part of the Heart of Oregon Corps. (Redmond’s Mike Daly asked him to consider joining). They meet on a quarterly basis and are well established in our region. (They work on helping youth get GED certificates and life skills.) He also joined the Neighbor Impact Board. (The board is made up of members from the tri county area, including members like Mike Ahern from Jefferson County and Mike McCabe from Crook and now Tony from Deschutes County, too) The organization is instrumental in helping different organizations in our area feed hungry people and help with housing and other services. Our Community Kitchen goes there to purchase the food they use in the lunch program and in food boxes and so does the St Vincent de Paul’s social services. These two boards interest Tony because in our own area, we have a huge need for services for hungry, homeless and others who need medical care, food and housing assistance. But this is not all that Tony does. He also is a help to the La Pine Rodeo Association, La Pine 4-H, the Ponderosa Mountain Men and many other organizations. DeBone is always showing up at community events. Like the meet and greet the candidates evening at Wickiup Station or attending local board meetings that concern him and his family. He recently attended the meeting to consider Urgent Care medical services in the La Pine area where he identified the two problems in our area as not enough access to medical care and another big problem was getting transportation to medical services. Tony was at the Sewer and Water Board meeting to see what Chairman, Wayne Kovacs and the Board members were thinking about the merge with the City of La Pine. “The sewer and water board members have questions,” DeBone explained. “One board member wants guarantees for the staff to keep working, and it seems three of the five want to proceed with the merge.” DeBone carefully explained that because of recent decisions, there is no administrator in the Water and Sewer office and that the Board Chairman has become involved in the day to day affairs of the district. It concerns DeBone and other community members when any policy board member crosses the line into administration of the program. (DeBone’s own training showed him the importance of separation when it came to board service and their missions.) “There is a clear line between governance and administration,” DeBone explained. “It will be more cost effective to merge the district with the City. We will save the costs of lawyers and administration that currently has double the price tag for the citizens of La Pine. The voters already decided that they want this done. Now, we just need to do it.” He is very interested, as a commissioner, in economic development in La Pine. Forming the new City Utility Commission will be helpful in securing new businesses to the area. At the County, he is in the middle of the search for a new County administrator. Recruiting is in progress and the goal is to have the candidates gleaned and ready for their own meet the public session in February. The biggest part of DeBone’s job is always the Deschutes County Budget. The three commissioners work tirelessly to look at the departmental expenses and budgetary line items in the $267 million annual budget. Finally, Tony reminded me that the 911 levy will be in the May election. They are asking for more money to continue the 911 call center. DeBone and his wife Kathy will be joined by both of his comrades, Tammy Baney and Alan Unger, at the upcoming Chamber of Commerce Dinner on the 25th of February. You can contact DeBone through the County Website or by calling the Commissioner’s office in Bend. 541 388-6568 and email@example.com. Y
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Survival News & Techniques
The storm blows through, trees are downed, the power goes off. How would your family deal with this emergency situation? Here are some tips to guide you toward preparing your home for the inevitable. Lighting Flashlights- Place reliable flashlights with working batteries in strategic locations: Think “Can I find this in the dark?” Lamps - Provide longer term ambient lighting to cozy up the home by investing in some affordable wick-style lamps. The unscented lamp oil is about $6.00 for 32 ozs at WalMart and will last quite a while. Make sure you have a couple lamps for the big room where the family will gather. Never leave a live flame unattended. Emergency Flame Pots - you can also find little lamp pots that will work just fine. They have a simple flame, not as much room light or near as much fun, but practical for the short run. Heat - If you have a wood or gas fireplace, then the issue of heating is not too difficult. However, without the fireplace, the issue gets a bit more inconvenient. It’s possible for your insulated home to get down to 40 - 50 degrees depending on where you live and the weather conditions outside. Clothing - It’s time to layer up. Put on your polypropylene undergarments, fleece or wool pullovers, thin insulated gloves, a wool beanie and extra fuzzy socks and slippers. Sleeping Bags - Even if you’re not a camper, this is the reason you should keep a zero-degree sleeping bag around the house. Pull the family together in the warmest room of the house and bundle up. Don’t have the bags? Then, grab all the comforters and blankets you have and build your nest. For night time, circle the chairs and create a tent with blankets. All the body heat will encourage everyone to sleep in. Cooking - A full tank of propane is a must. A heavy cast iron dutch oven and a propane cooker out-of-doors is really all you need to keep the family fed during or after the storm. It’s inconvenient to get out in the wind, rain or snow to stir the stew, but you’ll have a hot meal. If you have a one or two-burner camp kitchen, make sure you use it outside. Cook under the eaves or on the covered patio but NEVER leave it unattended. Refrigeration - When the power goes out, the food goes bad. Grab your ice chests and throw in your thawed meat, and cover with ice from your freezer. Make sure you have extra ice bags or frozen water jugs. Have one cooler for the meat and one for any other perishable items. After the family is nested and ready to ride it out, start cooking the meat so it can be stored outside at below 40 degrees, or put the meat back in the ice chest after it’s cooked, cooled down and contained. Leave all the frozen foods in place and stay out of the freezer! When you start to see signs of thawing in the freezer, start cooking. You may have to spend your multi-day power outage cooking, eating and feeding the neighbors. Imagine a set of Dutch ovens cooking up stews, gumbos, soups and chowders for a big crew. You’ll talk about it for years. Foods - Longer term survival situations (Such as the weeks following an earthquake) require a good stash of canned and dried foods. It can be important to have a variety of dried beans, rice, pastas and powdered options on hand. Water - Some well-publicized warnings about impending storms encourage residents to fill up a clean bathtub with tap water. But, if you are caught without warning, you’ll need back up solutions. Count on a minimum of two gallons per person per day for drinking, cooking and sanitation. Some folks have bigger 20-gallons or more containers. But, you can also store water in recycled gallon juice jugs. Look for the numbers #2, #4 and #5 on the bottom of your juice jugs for the ones recommended to use for a short amount of time. If in doubt about a jug, don’t use it. Keep the water clean by using one teaspoon of food grade chlorine to 10 gallons of water. And, you can always boil your water. Once the water reaches the boiling temperature of 212 degrees, that has killed everything that boiling can take care of. Water Filters - A water filter is a very effective addition to your preparedness efforts. Make sure it has the capacity to purify large amounts of water. The most effective water purification method may be boiling, so make sure you have a reliable heat source available. The bottom line is to expect a power outage and take some steps to prepare. It’s a lot less troublesome to head into an emergency fully prepared to ride it out. Your family will appreciate it and you might even make a few new friends in the neighborhood! For more information, go to the South Deschutes County Emergency Preparedness blog at: http://commonsensepreparedness.blogspot.com/ (All the information is free. The publication is a community service of SurvivalCommonSense.com 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.)
Look for Leon’s Column on Disaster and Emergency Preparedness with survival techniques in every issue of the Newberry Eagle!
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Two State NJROTC Competition Set for Feb 4th to secure funding for the LPHS NJROTC students and Sgt. Wilborn’s wife, Connie, came up with a great idea to do just that! Funding for the event used to be through Jeldwen Corp. The funding was withdrawn and the local ROTC students were at a quandary until, Mrs. Wilborn, a local quilter came up with an idea to help the organization. Connie has constructed a beautiful sports themed quilt made of high end materials and gorgeous colors to raffle off to raise dollars for the students. Hanging in Cathy Buono’s Homestead Quilts and Gallery on Hwy 97 next to the Chamber office, the beautiful quilt is ready to look at and you can buy tickets for a chance to win it! The raffle tickets sell for $1.00 and they will draw for the winner at the Frontier Days Celebration on the 4th of July. Contact Jerry Hollis at LPHS 541-3558400 for more info about the Feb.event. Take a look at Wilborn’s creation for the ROTC Fundraiser Raffle. Connie stands near her quilt, located at Homestead Quilt shop on Hwy 97, La Pine.
LaPine Commercial Property Owners Forming an Association Submitted by John Thomas
“A key to success in a downtown commercial property owners association is being non-profit but in addition also non-political. What is meant by that is it should operate in close harmony with local government and with the Chamber, collaborating in scope of work and events which benefit all citizens in the LaPine area”, says John Thomas, a property owner in the downtown commercial district. I think it would be fun to work on an association that is focused on positive upbeat improvements to our downtown! Downtown associations may qualify for grants and/or low interest loans that owners are able to access to build or improve their properties that other enities may be unable to provide. We are excited to begin to meet monthly and would like to have someone from the Bend Downtowners come down to give us some hints and help us with the process. It sure looks as though they have a blast and are very active most of the time. For now we are trying to identify all of the owners and get the word out about the benefits and opportunities available to a New LaPine Commercial Property Owners Association! Next meeting to be held in February. Email John at firstname.lastname@example.org for meeting information.
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Relay for Life Kicks Off
met with potential relay participants for a two hour explanation of the upcoming event scheduled this year on June 23 and 24th at LPHS track field. The race starts at 10AM and goes through the night until Sunday morning at 10AM. The whole event lasts 24 hours and was designed to remember survivors, caregivers and the unfortunate people who lost their battle against cancer. At 10 PM in the evening the Luminaria Festivities poignantly mark the halfway point of event with a ceremony that lights up the track with candles in decorated bags, remembering cancer victims that run the course of the field. Teams have started forming and they are already working now to raise money for their favorite charity. Participants start to plan how the team members will present themselves and how they will share responsibilities for conducting their part in the relay. For more information about this annual event, or to sign up as an individual or Above: Carol Blackwood challenges team you can call Pat Stone 541-536-2258 or Carol Gray teams to raise dollars for the cause. 541-815-3616 here in La Pine or contact Stefan Myers at Right: Carol Gray and Pat Stone the American Cancer Society 541-923-8310 in Bend. explain goals for the year.
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Real Estate How Much is Your House Worth? By Fred Jaeger
Thinking about selling your home? The single most important step in the process is determining the value of that property. As much as I’d love to take this opportunity to convince you that one agency is better equipped than another to sell your home, the decision about price, not agency is the question which should be paramount in your mind. A home that is “listed” too high may waste precious time sitting on the market for longer than it should. And if you’re waiting for that mythical uninformed buyer to show up who doesn’t have a good sense of the market… well, that’s usually an exercise in folly. Even if a buyer does appear who is willing to pay an unrealistic price, the fact is that unless that buyer is ready to pay with cash, the house will still need to “appraise” (value set by a certified appraiser) at a level that is at least as high as what is going to be financed. If the house doesn’t appraise, the financing and thus the deal, are both destined to fall apart. The harsh reality is that when a house hasn’t sold in a timely manner the reason is almost always because it is over priced. Seller’s never want to be told that their house is over priced but Realtors® are duty bound to abide by a Code of Ethics by not misleading their clients, regardless of how bad the truth might sting (either party)... (Code of Ethics and Standards and Practices / National Association of Realtors® Standard of Practice 1-3: “Realtors®, in attempting to secure a listing, shall not deliberately mislead the owner as to market value.”) “Buying a listing” or convincing a seller to price their property at a level that is much higher than true market value in order to please the client and secure a listing, is a practice that is highly frowned upon. Ironically, what usually happens is that the price eventually does get lowered, but only after more precious time and money have been wasted. The point is, overpricing a property usually does little good in the long run. On the other hand, what could be worse than to price your home too low? Other than the likelihood that it will probably sell in record time, there’s nothing good about losing money that you shouldn’t have by under pricing your property. Having done so, you have not only hurt yourself, but the market as a whole. Future sales and pricing of comparable properties in your neighborhood are now burdened with weight of your under-sale as well. Here’s why:
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Do you have property for rent, lease, or sale? Advertise on this page in our Real Estate Section which is a great place to get attention! Call Dan Varcoe at 541-241-7741 for more information. The best way to determine the current value of your property is to ask a local Real Estate professional to perform a Comparative Market Analysis. A local Real Estate Broker lives and breathes in the market in which he/she operates and in addition has immediate access to the sales history of every combination of property, finish level, neighborhood location and every variation in-between. The Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) prepared by your broker will compare active listings, recent and pending sales, days on market, price adjustments etc. of “like” or comparable properties first in your immediate neighborhood, then in the surrounding similar neighborhoods within the region. Selecting comparable properties or “Comps” is a bit tricky but will ideally include a cross section that can be ranked in groupings to help the seller see exactly what they’re up against with regard to price relative to value in their immediate market. *Although a CMA can not be used as a formal appraisal, it is often the case that a local Real Estate Broker can draw a more accurate picture of the value of the properties in his or her sphere of influence than the estimate of an inexperienced or out-of-town appraiser. CMAs are given by brokers in pursuit of a listing free of charge and take far less time than a formal appraisal as well. It’s important to stress however that a CMA is an informal instrument meant to be used as a guide, never as a substitute for an appraisal. It is you who ultimately makes the decision about how to price your property. After all, it’s your house. A properly prepared CMA by a local Broker familiar with your town and neighborhood should prove to be a useful tool to help you make an informed decision, and not a mistake that may cost you money. Fred Jaeger is a Principal Real Estate Broker licensed in The State of Oregon and is an e-PRO and CDPE designated REALTOR associated with High Lakes Realty & Property Management. He can be reached at 541 598 5449 or email@example.com .
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Mike Jensen Opens Photography Exhibit at the La Pine Library By T. Myers, Eagle Team, Reporter and Staff Writer Catching La Pine’s favorite photographer between professional engagements and all of the classes he teaches for the Bend-La Pine School District, COCC and the park district is not easy. The man has his camera out at all of the local events and he rarely sits still long enough to talk! Luckily, he told me where he was going to be and I caught up with him right as he finished labeling his works. Recently Mike Jensen spent some of his valuable time helping the Chamber of Commerce get their Cowboys of La Pine Cookbook off the ground by photographing several important groups of ‘cowboys’ in preparation for their upcoming publication date. (The cookbook should be ready in February). During the past few days, Mike has been working at our local La Pine Library to hang some of his photographs of Central Oregon Scenery, a beautiful picture of the Washington Mall and the World War II Memorial and he added four of his framed photographs from the Cowboys of La Pine Cookbook as a teaser to everyone in La Pine! The exhibit features a few waterfalls, fields of flowers, including tulips from the Woodburn area, mountain landscapes and a terrific picture of a single golden aspen leaf that shows the beauty of fall. The pictures will be on display in the main area of the library from now until May 24th. If you are interested in Mike Jensen’s work, you can go online to his JensenOne Marketing and Photography website at email@example.com. There you will see a huge inventory of Mike’s artistic work and find out how you can purchase the photos that you love. Don’t miss this exhibit. It is free to the public and a real treat to see!
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On January 23, 2012, the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office was notified that the Department Executive Committee for the American Legion had identified Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Pete Penzenik as its Officer of the Year for the state of Oregon. Deputy Penzenik was additionally recognized at the local American Legion Post 45 in La Pine, as its Officer of the Year. Deputy Penzenik will be receiving the award from Post 45 at their regular meeting on February 14th, and will be receiving the state award at the American Legion state convention being held in Redmond this June. Deputy Penzenik has been employed with the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office for 28 years and his work as a Deputy Sheriff has been exemplary. Throughout his career Pete has taken an active role in improving various elements of crime scene investigations. His innovative ideas include; enhancement of photography, development of latent fingerprint methods and he was a pioneer of footwear and vehicle tire impressions for Deschutes County. He serves as an agency expert in these areas, and provides instruction to his fellow deputies on these disciplines. Outside of his duties as Deputy Sheriff, Pete has been a fixture within the La Pine community. He consistently volunteers his time in a number of areas, most notably chairing the La Pine Christmas Basket committee that works each year to provide less fortunate families in the greater southern Deschutes County area with meals and gifts during the Christmas season. Sheriff Blanton states, “The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office is proud to have had Pete as part of our team for the past 28 years. We know the American Legion’s selection of Pete as their Officer of the Year is due to his professional integrity and commitment to the citizens of Deschutes County.”
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Thoughts on Love
By T. Myers, Eagle Team, Reporter and Staff Writer
Stress and Conflict Resolution By Wendy Duncan, Wendy Duncan International
Simple Six Step Process: 1) P ick a time and place where you can have a private conversation 2) S tart by telling the person how important they are to you 3) Identify the behavior that is troubling you 4) State the impact the behavior is having on you 5) Describe what behavior you need to see instead 6) Ask if the person would be willing to do something specific
February is Relationships/Love and Caring month. It has been my experience that people do not like conflict of any kind, which can cause a great deal of stress. Some people would rather “give the silent treatment,” say, “oh, nothing is wrong,” or they do the opposite and verbally attack that special someone in their life. I have a simple process that is easy, is effective and keeps the peace between you and your special someone. It is called, “Conflict Resolution.” Conflict occurs when behavior does not match expectations. Approach it as a positive event – it always signals an opportunity to learn and improve. Compassionately communicating can provide a great foundation for resolving conflicts and improving understanding.
An example might be, “Honey, you are the love of my life and you are so important to me. There is something that is troubling me. When I talk about my work, you automatically judge me and have negative things to say about my boss. As a result, I find myself not wanting to share things with you. Do you think that you could be more supportive and positive about my work? Would you be willing to hear my side before casting a judgment? Thank you so much!” By the way, this simple process can be used with your children, parents, in-laws, and work relationships. I hope this helps in your time of conflict. I’d love to know if you give it a try. Here is my contact information: Wendy Duncan, Wendy Duncan International PO Box 952, Redmond, OR 97756 541.526.0164, email@example.com www.wendyduncan.com
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Wendy is a Bob Proctor LifeSuccess Consultant, and is the founder of the Wendy Duncan International De-STRESS Training Center which opened to new clients in October of 2008. Wendy dedicates her life to providing people the tools to prevent and release stress, enhance clarity and focus, improve memory, and boost morale and overall wellbeing.
Top 3 Relationship Rules for Him & for Her Submitted by Wendy Duncan, Wendy Duncan International
I would love to take the credit here, however these tips come from Daniel G. Amen, M.D.’s book, The Brain in Love. This is a fantastic read that describes the differences between men’s and women’s brains. This comes from the section entitled, Navigating Gender Differences in the Brain.
So...these were my favorites:
Rules For Him:
1) Recognize women are very different from you. Ask her what she needs to be happy and listen. Remember they leave the relationship 75 percent of the time. 2) Women typically need listening, not solutions (she is already competent). 3) Never ask a woman to get to the point.
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1) He can do only one thing at a time. When you want to talk to him, wait until the game is over and ask for a specific time to talk to him. 2) If you really want him to listen, try to use fewer words. 3) On a long trip do the day driving. Let him drive at night. His night vision is usually better. (And while you are sleeping, it won’t bother you as much when he is lost!) Let me know what you think! Drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Several years ago I visited the notion of romance for another column and there has been enough time pass by that I want to talk about ‘what love has to do with it’- again! I had told the story about Valentine’s Day making me consider the fact that I was alone- meaning not having a significant other to share my life with, and that at times I really did want to have that special someone in my life. But, instead, I usually made a great dinner for myself or a few friends in the same situation and then we would watch a couple of favorite movies that I drag out to watch: z. For the same reason that I get all mushy this time of year, the two flics give me a kick in the pants, make me cry and make me laugh and ultimately- I feel better. So, what does love have to do with it? Pretty much everything! There are all kinds of love, of course. There is the kind you feel for your mom, dad or siblings. Then there is the kind of love you feel for your own children. What about the love you feel for your best friends? The love you have for the family pets? You have romantic love for your husband or wife- or boyfriend or girlfriend and finally, there is love of God and love of Country. But wait. There is more love out there! We sometimes love foods. We love to go to certain places. We also love football or sports teams. We love to dance- or sing- or paint- or write- or-or-or-or…. When I hear about a person having a bad time with their life -like depression, sadness and those kinds of things that can really affect a person, I think about the fact that they don’t have enough to love in their life. It’s true. And, I know! I have had so much happen to me all at one time, that I am surprised that I haven’t exploded! It comes down to just one thing. LOVE! I survive because my life is full of things that I truly love: the people that are around me, for one. My unconditional and very affectionate pets are always there to greet me when I come home. I am involved in lots of activities that keep my mind busy and I get to go out and meet people all of the time. I love to cook and I get to share my cooking with others. I love my new bed. I have neighbors that watch out for me. I have associates who do great work and lighten my workload on a regular basis. I get to write and read and do my art. The bad weird stuff just does not hold a candle to the gifts I just listed. I know that when I have to get through the negative, I have support to do it. So, as you consider the Valentine’s Day notion of romantic love this year, remember to think of the other kinds of love you have in your life and be sure that you say thanks and show gratitude for the love you do have. It will be the love that lasts and makes your life richer as you grow older. Say ‘I love you’ to those who matter and be ready to hear those three little words yourself!
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The Grange is Gearing Up for 2012 Pam Cosmo, Little Deschutes Grange Lecturer Keep an eye out for our new signs for the Saturday Markets at the Grange held on the first Saturday of each month from 10-3pm. We will be having fresh eggs again, as well as local vendors selling hand-crafted items, household collectibles, books, jewelry, and “guy stuff,” like tools, guns, knives, wood crafts and hunting and fishing gear. See you there on February 4th! During the regular potluck on February 17th (each 3rd Tuesday evening at 6pm) Granger Dale Keys has generously accepted my invitation to share his secrets to growing gargantuan cabbages the size of soccer balls and his enormous 3-4 pound potatoes! One literally has to see his produce to believe it! Anyone who has an interest
Dale Keye grows cauliflower, squash, and cabbages the size of soccer balls! He is the keynote speaker at the February Grange Potluck. Everyone is welcome. in growing vegetables in the greater La Pine area is more than welcome to join us at the Grange Hall behind Tom’s Garage at 3rd and Morson St. This would also be a good time to begin ordering our seeds for the coming gardening season. We could bring our favorite seed catalogues and talk amongst ourselves about what has worked best for us so far.
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As Grange Lecturer, it is my responsibility to support the efforts of the Grange to enrich and educate our members and community by providing speakers and programs that are informative, interesting, and support the rural aspect of our lives. Last year we had special programs that presented Linda Runyon’s Master Class on Wild Food Survival, and I have her monthly newsletter updates as well. This year, I have invited the owners of our new health food store that is located across from the post office to speak to the Grange about the products and services that Ken and his wife are offering at Healthko here in La Pine. Additionally, our legislative committee chair, Pat Murphy, has been keeping Grangers apprised of the facts and reactions to the mistaken spraying of Picloram, a potent herbicide, in North Klamath county, resulting in the killing of trees and contaminating drinking water. If you have some ideas that you think would be helpful or of interest to our Grange members and their families, feel free to call me with your suggestions. My telephone number is 541-536-3007. We are also looking for musicians who would entertain us at either the potlucks or the Saturday markets. Don’t forget that if you need access to a nice building that can accommodate a crowd of up to 200 folks, the Grange is available at very reasonable rental rates. It includes a fully equipped kitchen as well.
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By T. Myers, Eagle Team, Reporter and Staff Writer I have been going back and forth through the La Pine Lake system, dodging puddles and snow banks since winter began. It is February and it is always a wonderful time of year for getting a box of chocolates and enjoying a succulent taste of truffle by the fireplace on a cold evening! I have been really cold this year- so far and for me chocolates are great, but so is a bowl of delicious soup and a big hunk of cornbread. During the past seven or almost eight years I have written this column, I have addressed corn bread three times. And, I am the first to admit that I do not use processed shortcut foods unless we are talking about Bisquick (that I make my own mix for, now) and cake mixes, too. Until, one day in the fall, I walked through the COSTCO and found a big sack of Marie Callender’s Corn Muffin Mix! At that point, it was all over but the shoutin’! I had gone to the Marie Callender Restaurants and loved the corn muffins on the menu and I looked forward to being able to pour out the same flavors at home in my own kitchen. Not so fast, though! The mix was a low fat recipe. I tried it and found it to be tasty enough, but the darn muffins crumbled to tiny pieces when you tried to break them open. So, then I was on a mission that would give me a good- and easy- corn bread or corn muffin recipe. I made chili and tried adding a little oil to the mix (It calls for water- only water????) and it made the muffin a little richer, but it still fell apart. I tried adding applesauce to keep the fat down. No luck. After several attempts and a working knowledge of basic bread baking, I tried recipe number 4! Success! I made a fabulous, tender, tasty cornbread that stays together, is full of flavor and too good to share (even though I did just that on the first batch. Now I am happy to say, I have the formula to turn a good flavored mix into an extraordinary cornbread that you can eat hot, cold, buttered or with honey- and once you taste it? You will want another piece! Use an eight cup mixing bowl. Fill it with mix up to the quart line. Add 1 cup of hot water, three large eggs, ¼ cup of heavy whipping cream, 1/4 cup of buttery mashed potatoes for moisture and another ½ cup of hot water (Why hot water? Because it softens the cornmeal and makes it tenderer and less grainy). Mix up the ingredients and adjust the water if needed and let it sit for a bit on the counter before you pour it in the buttered baking dish. Heat the oven to 350-375 and bake for 25 minutes. Check with a toothpick to see if it is done. I brush the top with melted butter and return it to the oven to brown a little and remove. Wait for a few minutes before you cut the first hunk. Slather it with honey butter and eat it with a good cup of hot coffee for a real treat! This delicious bread is just right with a bowl of homemade chili, soup, chowder orlet’s face it, you can open a can of any favorite prepared soup or stew or chili and this cornbread will make the meal special. (I have already tried my mild chili, lentil soup, vegetable soup and clam chowder with this recipe.) Bon Appetit!
Hiking with the Ya Ya Sisterhood Submitted by Laura Columbo-Wurst
The Ya Ya hiking group walked Odgen Trail to McKay Crossing on “trax” because of the ice. There was little snow but lots of ice on Paulina Creek, and the water fall was pure ice and very beautiful (photo left). We parked at the Odgen trail parking lot. The winter scenery was beautiful! Ya Ya’s first snowshoe hike of the season was the Todd Lake trail and Todd Lake with Broken Top. The trail is a four mile loop that begins at the Mt. Bachelor ski area. parking lot.
Left: Frozen Paulina Creek. Below left: Broken Top from Todd Lake Trail. Below: Ya Ya’s hfirst snowshoe hike on Todd Lake Trail, a four mile loop.
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Saturday February 11th at 5:00 PM Pam Houston will be at Sunriver Books & Music. Pam Houston doesn’t tour often so this is a rare treat. She is one of my favorite authors; her writing has such clarity and passion. Her voice is inspired and sent soaring by vast untamable landscapes. Her latest book Contents May Have Shifted is told in a series of vignettes Photo by Russell Kaye that take the reader careening around the globe; hiking in the high country, dealing with faithless love, finding strength in the loyal bonds of friends, and discovering happiness The shifting stories range from Bhutan to Bend Oregon. The vignettes are the linked stories of a woman’s life. They give brief glimpses into the cares and pleasures of a woman facing the sorts of challenges that pepper a lifetime. She struggles with a love that cannot be true, discovers a love that might be true but has complications, hops planes to fantastic destinations, walks on the wild side, and shares with the reader an adventurous nature and wry sense of humor. The format is daring, but a lot of fun to read. It works; the reader is carried through the story gleefully by the narrator. All the episodes add up to an interesting life, one the reader is happy to have experienced vicariously. Pam Houston is special; please do not miss the opportunity to hear her! Tuesday February 14th at 6:00 PM Matt Ruff gives a presentation on The Mirage. What
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if the Twin Towers were not in New York but in Baghdad? 11/9/2001 Christian fundamentalists hijack four jetliners and slam two of them into the Tigris and Euphrates World Trade Centers in Baghdad. The third Jetliner crashes into the Arab Defense Ministry in Riyadh. Courageous passengers bring down the fourth jet before it reaches the Holy city Mecca. In 2009 Homeland Security is dealing with suicide bombers while the Marines are trying to subdue insurgents wrecking havoc in Virginia. Yet there are hints that this world is all a mirage. Mustafa al Baghdadi, a Homeland Security Agent, keeps hearing odd stories when he interrogates suicide bombers. All the usual suspects show up: Sadaam Hussein, Bushes 1 and 2, Osama, and there is a marvelous cameo with Lyndon Baines Johnson. Bold, brash and brilliant, Mirage turns the world upside down and gives it a good shake. This is the best sort of book, a great story that keeps you turning pages, makes you laugh at times, and definitely makes you think. Saturday February 25th at 5:00 PM Kevin Fox gives a presentation on Until The Next Time. Sean’s father has a doozy of a 21st birthday surprise for him, the journal of a long dead uncle. Sean was unaware of any uncles, let alone a former cop who
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February brings a real treat for the Non Fiction Book Club
Author Greg Nokes will lead the Feb.20th discussion of his book, Massaacred for Gold. Book clubs are a great way for members of the community passionate about reading to get together and talk about books. Book club meetings are Mon., 6:30pm. Greg Nokes leads a discussion of Massacred for Gold. The Pacific Northwest is the site of the worst massacre of Chinese in US history. Right here in Hell’s Canyon by a bend in the Snake River up to 34 Chinese min-
ers were murdered. Worse yet, some of the killers were mere school boys, teenagers lured toward easy money and a quick kill by a nefarious horse thieving rancher. Prejudice and hate are sorrowful emotions. Massacred for Gold brings to light the contribution of Chinese workers. They were integral to the building of our railroads, working harder and for less money than US citizens. These men were willing to hang off cliffs to set dynamite charges, work every day, and endure horrid conditions. Instead of being thanked for their hard work, appreciated for their sacrifices, they were hated. Racial hatred fueled an environment of despair for the Chinese. They were ridiculed, beaten, robbed without any hope of justice or protection. Gold mining was beyond the means of the Chinese when the claims were paying but as the claims played out the Chinese came in to work extracting the last reluctant grains of gold. The claim the massacred men had been working was thought to be one of the better claims mined by Chinese. They worked about a year, so they accumulated gold. The Chinese were sitting ducks for their killers. Sheer cliff walls and fast flowing water gave them nowhere to run. Hells Canyon, the Snake River, and the Imnaha River Gorge is a forbidding remote landscape. It was a lonely place to die so far from their homeland at the hand of outlaws who would never pay for their crime.
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La Pine Cohort members learn about collaboration and planning and how they need to work with many individuals from different backgrounds and with different ideas. The class chooses a project (first class chose the lighting along Huntington Rd. and the second class chose the New Park Project and the event signs) and then the group works through the process of building the project, finding funds and completing the idea. Cohort members usually go on to become vital members of the community in a variety of ways from volunteering to leading other community projects.
Thank You to the Following Contributors that Made Frontier Heritage Park Phase 1 Very Successful Ford Foundation Friends of the La Pine Library US Bank Ken Mulenex Peak Performance/ Mark Sperling Midstate Electric Knights of Columbus Vietnam Veteran of America Thomas & Martha Lawler Larry & Joanne Colloer Thomas & Nancy Warren Jerome & Barbara Moore Betty Skinner Veronica Schneider Wendy Tovar Gerald & Ann Gawith Gary & Sharon McDermott
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NEWBERRY COUNTRY ATTRACTIONS Glowing Anthills and Valentines’ Day With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, for this month’s column, it seemed appropriate to re-visit one of our favorite haunts…The Rabbit Hills of Eastern Oregon. Since the Rabbit Hills are a four hour drive from La Pine, they are not the closest destination for an excursion, but a visit there is very rewarding none the less. And besides, men, this Valentine’s Day, wouldn’t your sweetie like a nice gift from you? You can give her a gift that is uniquely Oregon in nature. We’re talking Oregon Sunstone jewelry, here, boys! Sunstones are Oregon’s state gem. AlWello Opal though sunstones are found in a few other places around the world…India and Tanzania, to name a couple…Oregon’s claim to fame is the fact that only in Oregon are the sunstones clear enough to be of facet or gem-cutting quality. And, if you like variety, this is your gemstone. The rough stones come in many different colors, and, like snowflakes, no two sunstones are alike. Possible colors include water-clear, champaign, pink, red, copper-shiller, and green. A new (and incredibly beautiful) teal blue color is emerging as well. Waterclear sunstones, when cut, rival diamonds for sparkle. When you arrive in the desert where the sunstones are found, there are several ways to satisfy your quest for these stones. Three mines; The Dust Devil, The Double Eagle, and The Spectrum, offer fee digs with several dig options. Each of these mines has a web-site, so you can explore the various options. Also, in The Rabbit Jessica’s .85 CT Sunstone Hills, the BLM has set aside four square miles of open ground where you can go to find sunstones free! My wife, Pam, and I have dug at all three of the mines and at the BLM land area with great success. What a hoot it is to wander around the BLM land picking sunstones off the desert floor.
Explored & Written by Ollie & Pam Scheideman Photos by Ollie Scheideman
Pam, searching for sunstones. Sunstones in the rough. Sunstone Heart Set
Ok, so you really don’t have to go all the way to the Eastern Oregon desert to get that gift. There are gem-cutters in La Pine who would be more than willing to cut your Valentine that “special” stone. Their work can be seen at “Karat Creations” and at “Cindy’s Haircuts and Nature’s Gifts”. Before the “Desert Rock and Gem Store” closed, I was fortunate to be able to purchase a faceting machine and take lessons in gem-cutting from the owner. The photos show some of the gems it is possible to cut using Oregon sunstones. Although Oregon sunstone lend themselves to be cut in many different gem shapes, hearts seem very appropriate for Valentine’s Day.
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Oh, I almost forgot about the “glowing ant hills”! It’s an old rock-hounding trick to walk toward the sun when searching for stones. The sunstones will light up with reflected and refracted sunlight as you approach, making them easier to spot. When the ants are excavating their nests, they bring up dirt, tiny bits of gravel and very small shards of sunstones. The sunstones light up when the sun hits them which makes the ant hill “glow”!
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South County Schools Update The New Senior
By T. Myers, Eagle Team Reporter and Staff Writer
I went to the City Council work session on January 25th. The County Commissioners were there to sit and talk in the round table discussions about what is going on in South County and in La Pine in particular. Tony DeBone, Alan Unger and the lovely Tammy Baney presented the City with a beautiful clock made out of blue and buggy wood with a nice plaque attached to it. The evening was a good chance to learn about the healthy partnership La Pine has with the coun-
ty government. Later in the evening conversation turned to the lake system that forms in La Pine when snow melts or it rains too much. Pretty much the question of what the city is going to do was asked and answered when the mayor thanked the sewer and water districts for their cooperation in pumping the water out of the street by the Prairie house. It hit me that we should name these lakes and so, with your permission, here goes! Lake Whatcha-ma-Callit is located on Third and Huntington. It is the largest and deepest of the La Pine Lake system. The little lake between South Valley Bank and the Candy Store/DMV is called Little Lake Whatcha-ma-Callit. The area by the Prairie House will now be called Lake Whatcha-Giggy. The Community Health Center parking lot is Lake Whatcha-Fa-Chogy. The low area by the Post Office entrance is hereby named Lake Whatcha-Thinkin. Here is what I am proposing. I think the City could save lots of money if we just buy a few signs that spell out Water Way Instructions to the members of the driving public and place them in all of the usual La Pine Lake locations whenever it seems problematic: 1. No Fishing Allowed During Winter Months 2. Canoes need to be Tied Down after Use 3. Wading is not permitted without hip Waders 4. Cattle Crossing at your own risk 5. List of mechanics for brake repair follows: and then the list with phone numbers 6. Taking water out of the Lakes for drinking, NOT RECOMMENDED Can you imagine the fun we could have with out of town guests and for the rest of us when the signs go up every year for the first time? What I mean it when life gives you lemons- make lemonade! Signage and maps of the five- finger- lakes in the La Pine Lake System could be a new tourist attraction! Think about it! See you next month.
From La Pine Elementary School
From Tammy Doty, Principal, La Pine Elementary Happy 2012! 2011 was certainly filled with a lot of ups and downs for the world. I hope that 2012 is off to a great start for your family and that the new year is headed in the right direction. The new year is always a great time to start new traditions or habits or improve ones we already have in place. If helping your child in school is something you want to start or improve upon, here are a few things that have proven to be very successful in doing so: Have a daily conversation about her day. Ask for details and specifics. “Fine”, is a standard answer for “How was your day?” Have him/her tell you why it was “fine”. When your child does his homework, do it with him. Ask him to explain it to you. Read with your child for the daily 15 minutes of reading. When your child sees you are interested and care, he will care more about his work too. Communicate with your child’s teacher. All staff are open to calls, emails, visits and letters. When you know specifically how your child is doing academically and behaviorally, then you know how to support her at home. It also helps build accountability for getting things done. Communication also helps address concerns quicker so that problems can be solved together. Make sure your child has plenty of sleep. Research says that children ages 7-12 need 1011 hours a day. 5-6 year olds need 10-12. Childrenís brains and bodies are still developing and sleep plays a very important part in healthy growth and development. Kids learn better when they get enough sleep. Seeing that your child has good nutrition and gets plenty of exercise are also big parts of growing and developing healthy children. A great resource for information about daily nutrition and exercise recommendations for children and adults is www.nutrition.gov.
La Pine Ya Ya Sisterhood
By Laura Colombo-Wurst
The La Pine Ya Ya Sisterhood was started in 2006 by four local women who wanted to come together for a social club. By the time word got around about this group, there were over 10 participating in the first meeting. Now we have over 40 members and each month we have new members joining our group. We are a very active social group who has strong friendships and values, gives to the community and does many social activities together. In the past year we have given $4,600.00 in donations to Scootr, La Pine Elementary School, dental van, Frontier Days Rodeo Queen, Park and Recreation department, Community Kitchen, Can Cancer, street banners, Sparrow Club, FAN, backpacks to La Pine Middle School and meals on wheels. And we also give a $500.00 scholarship to a deserving high school senior girl. Our activities include hiking, snowshoeing, book club, dinner club, bunco and Spring and Fall excursions. We are also involved in the La Pine Chamber of Commerce, Relay for Life, Cascade Relay and many other community activities. If you are new to the area or would just like to make new friends and make a difference in our community, the Ya Ya’s might be just what you are looking for. We would love to have you join us. If interested please contact Sharon Walling at 541-536-2170 or Sandie Peterson at 541-536-3247. We meet the second Wednesday of every month at Midstate Electric Community Room at 5:30 p.m.
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South County Schools Update
Upcoming Calendar of School Closures Feb 20th – No School, Presidents Day March 14th – Half Day at Elementary March 15th – No Elementary or Middle School (End of Trimester March 16th – No School – End of Trimester
Jay Mathisen Named Bend-La Pine Schools Executive Director of HR
Bend-La Pine Schools Superintendent Ron Wilkinson announced the promotion of La Pine High School Principal Jay Mathisen to Executive Director of Human Resources at tonight’s meeting of the School Board. Mathisen will assume the role on July 1, 2012. Wilkinson also announced that La Pine Middle School Principal Jim Boen will assume dual roles as principal and South County Director beginning July 1. Wilkinson said that the restructuring comes as several school principals and administrators announce plans for retirement at the end of the school year. “Jay Mathisen brings a thorough understanding of schools and personnel practices to the position,” said Wilkinson. “His strong understanding of school culture and collaborative dedication to student and staff development will be a great complement to our leadership team.” Mathisen will assume the role currently held by Jim Widsteen. Widsteen will retire on January 20, after 12 years with Bend-La Pine Schools and 42 years in education. Jim Boen to assume dual-roles as South County Director and LPMS Principal next fall. Boen will assume the role currently held by Pat Yaeger, Bend-La Pine Schools’ South County Director and Rosland Elementary School Principal. Yaeger has announced that she will retire at the end of the school year after 17 years with the District and 37 years in education. Wilkinson said that Boen is a champion for every student and has a keen ability to connect with students, staff and the community. “Expanding his role will allow him to support staff as they identify and implement best practices that ensure students have the tools that they need to achieve in our classrooms,” said Wilkinson. “Jim is, and will continue to be, a very effective leader and great asset to our schools and community.”
Administration Changes – Next Steps
Two positions, La Pine High School Principal and Rosland Elementary Principal are being posted along with several other principal positions in Bend. Here is the time line for the hiring processes for the La Pine positions. La Pine High School Principal • Position Posted.................................................... January 13, 2012 • Interview Team Identified...................................... January 17, 2012 • Posting for Position Closes.................................. February 10 , 2012 • Screening of Applications by Team...................... February 16, 2012 • Interview Day at La Pine High School.................. February 22, 2012 (7:30am-7:30p) • Community Forum to meet candidates................ February 22, 2012 (3-4pm) Library Rosland Elementary • Interview Team Identified...................................... January 20, 2012 • Position Posted.................................................... January 20, 2012 • Posting for Position Closes ................................. February 17, 2012 • Screening of Applications by Team...................... February 21, 2012 • Interview Day at Rosland Elementary.................. February 27, 2012 (7:30am-7:30p) • Community Forum to meet Candidates ............... February 27 (4p-5p) Library
Please note that all of the community feedback is welcome and each hiring process includes an open forum for you to meet the candidates and provide feedback to the hiring team.
Rosland Elementary News
Rosland collected approximately 600 canned and boxed items for the Canned Food Drive! Thank you for pitching in to help with this great community-wide event! Way to support our community, Rockets!!! Fact Family Game night will be on Friday February 3rd at Rosland Elementary School Gym 6p – 8p . It will cost $5.00 to get in per family and this admission includes dinner. We will have lots of games and fun! This will be a great opportunity to join the community and fundraise for FACT (Families and Communities Together). FACT was previously funded by grants but now supports themselves by these fundraising activities. FACT has done and will continue to do great things for our community.
La Pine Middle School News
Parent conferences will be February 2 and 3rd. and we are having a school dance on February 14th.
La Pine High School News
Basketball and Wrestling are going strong! Come see your team play – check schedules at highschoolsports. com. Mr Parker is currently casting for Romeo and Juliet and will be putting on the production in the 2nd or 3rd week of April.
La Pine Elementary School News
Exclusion Day, 2012, Wednesday, February 15. If you received a notification in the mail stating your student needs to be immunized, proof of immunization is due February 15. Students out of compliance, beginning that date, will not be allowed to attend school. Immunizations are offered @ the School Based Health Center for little or no cost. 541-536-0400 Shots for Tots will hold a clinic @ La Pine Middle School, February 11, 10AM-2PM.
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THE NEWBERRY EAGLE • FEB. 1, 2012
by Bob Cox
Delay in Investing Could Prove Costly You’ve no doubt heard that “time is money.” While this expression may be applicable in many areas of life, it’s especially relevant for investors — because the more time you spend not investing, the less money you are likely to have when you really need it, such as during your retirement. That’s why it’s essential that you don’t wait to start saving for your days as a retiree. Many people think it won’t make much difference if they delay investing for a few years. As you know, time flies, and before you know it, “a few years” turns into a decade — and a decade’s postponement in saving for retirement can make an enormous difference in your life. How big a difference? Suppose you plan to retire at age 65. If at age 25, you began putting $200 a month into a tax-deferred vehicle, such as a traditional Individual Retirement Account (IRA), and your investments inside that IRA hypothetically earned on average 7% a year, you would accumulate about $512,000 after 40 years. However, if you had waited until you were age 30 to start saving for retirement, with all else being equal, you’d end up with only about $355,000 when you reached 65 — $157,000 less — due to that five-year delay. And if you waited 10 years, until you were 35, you’d end up with about $243,000 — far less than half of what you would have accumulated had you started saving at 25. (Keep in mind that you will eventually have to pay taxes on these accumulations, and the actual figures don’t reflect fees, commissions or expenses.)
Clearly, the cost of delay can be considerable — which is why you should consider taking these steps: • Develop a strategy with your financial advisor. It’s easier to stick to a strategy if you know where you’re going. Your financial advisor can help you determine how much you need to save to reach the type of retirement you’ve envisioned. • If you haven’t started saving, begin now. If you wait until you feel more financially comfortable before you invest for retirement, you may never begin. Even if you can put away only a small amount, such as $50 per month, you’ll have made a start. To make it easier on yourself, set up your accounts to automatically move a set amount each month into your IRA. As the above examples show, the best way to build substantial savings is to start early, but even if you’re in your 30s or 40s, you can catch up — although you’ll need to save more to potentially get to the same level. • Increase your investments when your income rises. Every time you get a salary increase, boost your contributions to your IRA and your 401(k) or other employersponsored retirement plan. • Don’t take a “timeout” from investing. Keep on investing, whether the “news of the day” is positive or negative. The best investors are those who follow a consistent strategy and continue investing, year in and year out. In short, save early, save often — and keep investing. This article was written by Edward Jones for use by your local Edward Jones Financial Advisor. J
CERF Summit Looks at Economic Forecast
Leave it to Central Oregon residents to keep their appointments on the first snowy day of winter! On January 18th, California Lutheran University and its Center for Economic Research and Forecasting (CERF) held a summit for Oregon businesses, non-profit agencies, governments and Chambers of Commerce at the Riverhouse in Bend. The starting time of 7 AM did not dissuade the almost 500 participants on the east side of the Cascades from attending the important look at the economic forecast. Tony DeBone picked me up at 6 and drove me in through the whiteout. We were joined by City Councilors, Dan Varcoe and Don Greiner and Interim City Manager Rick Allen and Victor and Vicki Russell, local activists from La Pine. Led by the country’s leading forecaster, Bill Watkins, PhD at CLU, the conference opened with his look at the forecast for 2012. Watkins explained his economic indicators: job growth, Europe’s economy, bank charge offs, the situation nationally and internationally of risk premiums, the low rate of growth (3%) in 2011, the labor force decline, the deficit we have in the USA and the possible default of European countries in the EURO. Then Watkins lowered the boom telling the conference that it looks as though the recovery in our area would be delayed until the end of 2012 or beginning of 2013.
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Watkins says that in America and here in Oregon, everything depends on the housing market. Selling houses would lead to recovery. He also noted that small businesses, usually responsible for La Pine City growth, have not been participating because they Councilors can’t get dollars from lenders due to changes in Don Greiner & policies. Watkins’ advice to Bend area businesses: Dan Varcoe stop mining the ‘not so deep’ pockets of the baby boomers, like we have done for years, and figure out how to mine the quality of life we have in Central Oregon! He reminded us that we have an area where we could bring in immigrants (who, by the way start more successful small businesses than other Americans), look at building a market for retirees and exploit green manufacturing. In a final word Watkins said. “In order to fig- Vic Russell talks with one of the CERF Summit participants ure out how to bounce back, we have to figure out what’s the ball?” The second of the four speakers was on SKYPE. Dr. Martin Regalia, the Chief economist for the US Chamber of Commerce addressed the problem of America’s slow recovery (3.5% the first year, down to 1.25% the second year) and even though our UEC figures show that we are at 8.5%, there is no way of knowing how many people have just quit looking after running out of UEC benefits. Regalia talked about the change in real wealth in our country and the change in investments. A critical point of interest Deschutes County Commissioner to him is that there is less disposable income now, Tony DeBone and Bend Contractor but consumer spending seems to be at the same high rate. Regalia warned the summit participants that two things are in the way of our recovery: the low housing market and the turmoil in the European economy. Regalia also says that we will see more improvement at the end of 2012 or the beginning of 2013. The third speaker was Tim Boyle, the CEO of Columbia Sportswear. Tim, a U of O graduate worked with his mother and family members to (Continued on next page) build a local
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Portland hat and glove business into the multibillion dollar (13.5) global business that he runs today. He discussed two main concepts during his talk: Innovations in business and high quality products combined with the problem of doing business where the Tax system is an obstacle! But it was how he explained his ideas that pointed out why there are problems in the market and in economic recovery. Boyle stated that we need our universities and colleges to be funded properly and unencumbered La Pine City Councilor by the government. During the past few years, Dan Varcoe & Teri Myers funding is down for higher education and he made a plea for institutions to get more independent and compete La Pine City Manager for dollars so they can offer students the opportunities for the Rick Allen educations they need to get hired in the job market. The State Board of Higher Education should not get in the way of a competitive college president who is trying to get support for his or her college or university. Right now, Boyle explained, “Big business can go out of the country and go to a foreign university and hire directly out of the graduating class and have employees who are ready, willing and able to take on the jobs. In our country, the process of finding the right people is too slow and hindered by all kinds of red tape and the people are not ready to work.” Boyle has most of his manufacturing centered in Asia and only his headquarters is located in Portland. “Tax policies drive the bus,” Boyle went on. “It costs less to do business out of the country.” CERF Take-Aways Would he bring business back? Yes, if tax laws • The economy may see improvement at the end of 2012 changed. or beginning of 2013. • Housing is the center of the recovery. The last speaker of the morning was author and • We have to change what we are selling and the market analyst, Andrew Ross Sorkin. 35 year-old Sorkin, we are selling to get housing back online who wrote Too Big to Fail, now a movie on HBO, • We need to be aware that if something happens in is often seen on TV as a guest economic analyst Europe to member EURO nations that we will be and he has received awards for his writing about affected by the inevitability of a European recession. business. • We need to give Universities the ability to compete for The most potent of the four offerings, Sorthe dollars they need to improve programs and stay out kin described the date that will live in his mind of the way from a board of education standpoint as the beginning of the economic downturn, Sep• We need to change tax laws to attract the outsourced tember 15, 2008. He told us about coming home companies back to the US and at 2:30 in the morning he realized that noth• We need to know the actual history of what the US ing would ever be the same for America again! government did to stop the recession from being worse Explaining how Lehman Brothers was going to than it was and not let history repeat itself by having file bankruptcy on Monday, Goldman Sachs was transparency in Wall Street and encouraging transparon line to do the same on Wednesday and if that ency in the EURO. happened, GE was ready to go under on Friday. It was to be a week of complete economic chaos, but for the people who were around the tables discussing the demise of the three big companies. Sorkin told the participants that no one at the Lehman Brothers table was there to save the company. Goldman Sachs had different stakeholders and they proposed a solution that saved them. Because Goldman Sachs was saved, GE felt they were no longer in the wind and they averted their own demise. The fact that GE had 287K employees was a huge concern and there was a forecast made of what would happen to the US economy if they did go under: a 30% unemployment figure within Q: Randall, what is Greenspeed 36 months. The US government decided on the bailout of AIG and help for the other big finanTechnology? cial companies and basically saved the country A: Greenspeed is a new heat pump from a disaster that would be 3X worse than technology from Carrier Corporation what happened. that vastly improves the efficiency of The audience listened and sat quietly Carrier’s Infinity line of residential while Sorkin finished his talk. He went over heating and cooling equipment. It TARP and talked about how confidence in the use to be great to get a 9 or 10 HSPF country drives the market, and how government can raise the confidence in the country. (Heating Seasonal Performance FacHe explained that, “The 200 individuals who tor) rating and with Greenspeed, cusparticipated in the discussions about the big tomers can expect to get up to a 13 business bankruptcy possibilities ultimately HSPF rating which greatly exceeds taught us a lesson. That financial crisis is a the standards for receiving the varifunction of leverage on debt.” Whether history ous energy rebates and tax credits. will repeat itself is up to us. Sorkin went on to talk about debt leverageQ: What are the incentives such as not on Wall Street, but in Europe, because no one knows who is at the table in these collapsrebates and tax credits that are ing/bankrupt markets. His warning to us is that available when you upgrade to we are creating institutions that are too big to Greenspeed? manage (facts: 10 banks control 70% of all of A: The incentives are better than ever. the assets in the country and 70% of the CEOs For example if you were to install at big businesses have $30 million dollars in the a qualifying Infinity heat pump you bank and they don’t care so much about what would be eligible to receive a rebate happens in the Market!), and we are ‘short termers’ in the role we play as taxpayers and invesof up to $1900 from your electric tors. “Patience,” says Sorkin, “Is what we should utility provider, plus federal and state strive for in investing. It is the Ultimate fix!” energy tax credits of up to $1040.00. Sorkin closed with remarks about the fact In addition Carrier is offering up to that we need to realize that we will never again $1250 in cash rebates on qualifying be able to live like we did in 2007. That type of equipment. economy is gone forever. He went on to praise the importance of the Consumer Protection Q: How much money can I save on Agency and the need for transparency in the American market and overseas. “The opaque heating bills by installing an Infinity foreign markets will not let us see what is goGreenspeed Heat Pump system? ing to happen until it does!”
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An open letter regarding contamination by herbicide in North Klamath County sent January 7, 2012 to governor Kitzhaber
Dear Governor Kitzhaber: We are sure you are unaware of this problem, so we are bringing it to your attention. From June14 through August 5 of 2010, Klamath County sprayed herbicide OutPost 22K, containing Picloram, along the road right-of-way in residential areas of North Klamath County Picloram is a herbicide with toxic qualities. Instruction states: Do not allow run-off or spray to contaminate wells, irrigation ditches or any body of water used for irrigation or domestic purposes. .. when circumstances favor movement from treatment site. .. in a way that will contact workers or persons either directly or through drift. .. during the restricted entry interval (REI) of 12 hours. OutPost 22K should not be applied on residential or commercial lawns or near ornamental trees or shrubs. .. within the root zone of desirable trees...1 Residents stated their trees died within one year of the spraying. Several complained of clusters of health symptoms and observable symptoms in pets and livestock. Recent homeowner testimony before representatives of the Oregon Department of Agriculture stated a range of problems: 1. A large number of trees died as a direct result, including an old and very large ponderosa pine, that tested positive for Picloram at 10.6 Ppm. 2. Private water wells tested positive for Picloram, including a recent test at 0.00372 mg/l, showing that the Picloram reached the aquifer contrary to manufacturer’s restrictions. 3. Clusters of symptoms in pets and livestock, such as hair and feather loss or suspicious deaths. 4. Clusters of health symptoms in people, such as hair loss, bleeding and vomiting, extending over several months (reported by a health care professional). 5. Questionable spraying methods, such as spraying over fences and up in the air, according to eyewitness reports. One witness said the applicator stated he could drink the herbicide. 6. An inability of several to sustain the cost of the water, soil, and plant testing, let alone the medical tests to demonstrate exposure. 7. Residents stated they felt the County and the State were stalling to limit mitigation. DEQ, at a recent DEQ Steering Committee meeting, stated the Dept. of Agriculture had not invited them to participate. The Dept. of Agriculture stated they cannot force DEQ to do testing. However, DEQ has monitoring wells in the area. Others testified that the Klamath County Health Dept. has yet to respond to residents concerns about their health symptoms. 8. Residents stated that no agency has taken the step to inform residents of potential dangers. Instead, it took the courageous efforts of one person to inform neighbors and the media, raising the “red flag” of concern. Many herbicides and pesticides combine with other chemicals to form new compounds, as we learned from Agent Orange. Picloram was the main ingredient of Agent White, also used in 1 Specimen Label, OutPost 22K. Vietnam. The health symptoms from the testimony sound remarkably like that of many Veterans exposed to herbicides in Vietnam. Oregon needs to be proactive and take this issue seriously. Unfortunately, the focus seems loss mitigation. We urge you, Governor, use your executive powers to order all responsible agencies to work as one. Please form a joint-agency task force with local citizen involvement to investigate with an agenda to ferret out the truth with transparency and urgency. We need the Oregon Health Authority to investigate the cluster of health symptoms in people and their pets. If some person or persons were criminal in the application of the herbicide, please ensure that they are accountable. This tragedy need not have occurred. Please use the power of the State to address these concerns for the benefit of us all. Sincerely, John Huddle, Ed.D., La Pine, Oregon, Dan Harshbarger, North Klamath County, Cliff and Lola Nelson, North Klamath County Post Office Box 7664, Bend, Oregon 97708
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North Klamath County
Redmond to Klamath Falls, John Huddle sent an open letter (attached) to Governor Kitzhaber requesting he order a rapid and transparent investigation by all appropriate agencies. John Huddle stated in his recent press release: “It is amazing to me that any agency would ignore the product label of herbicide OutPost 22K.” The specimen label states: Do not allow run-off or spray to contaminate wells, irrigation ditches or any body of water used for irrigation or domestic purposes. .. when circumstances favor movement from treatment site. .. in a way that will contact workers or persons either directly or through drift. .. during the restricted entry interval (REI) of 12 hours. OutPost 22K should not be applied on residential or commercial lawns or near ornamental trees or shrubs. .. or within the root zone of desirable trees... John also stated: “While there are liability issues for the County, County and State agencies must set aside those concerns and investigate or request an outside, independent investigation. To do nothing is unacceptable!” Trees are replaceable; people’s health is not. Sizeable portions of the population in the affected subdivisions are retirees and veterans, many with health issues. Vietnam veterans experienced Picloram as Agent White along with Agent Orange and other defoliants. We do not know what affect Picloram has when combined with medication or on health issues. John Huddle stated: “It was this unknown that prompted me to write the letter to the Governor. Until we have a competent investigation, we do not know if the reported health symptoms are serious, related to the spraying or what treatment, if any, is warranted. The longer we wait, the worse this might become.” The letter urges the Governor to use his executive powers to ensure that all agencies work together for the benefit of affected residents and us all. On December 29, 2011, Klamath County stated they would investigate. Reportedly, only the Oregon Department of Agriculture has investigated. The Oregon Health Authority and the Klamath County Health Department need to use appropriate methods to investigate ingestion by people or pets. Those agencies should remember that people were unaware of exposure until a year after application; they must test in a manner that is sensitive to the time of exposure. Water and soil tests are insufficient.
In an interview with Hackett Road area resident, Jennifer Rhodes, she told me that they were having an arborist come out to give value to the six or seven ponderosas they had lost. She also said local attorney, Jennifer Wells, is a neighbor who will continue to be involved with the settlement of the issue. Currently, residents are not only looking at lost trees, but asking for filters for the water that comes from their wells. “We (John and I) were both home the day Hacket Road area resident, Jennifer Rhodes, did not that the county came to know to stop the spraying when it happened. spray and we did not know to go outside and stop the spraying on our land, even though there was no reason to spray (we pull all of the knapweed and keep our plant beds free of all weeds), they went ahead and sprayed anyway!” Ms. Rhodes explained. Affected residents, who do not feel Klamath County or State agencies are responding appropriately, should Bill Scally explains to radio staff. contact the Governor’s Deputy Communications Director, Ian Greenfield, email@example.com. He can direct them to the appropriate contact within the Governor’s office.Y
In Celebration of Birds Invitational Exhibit February 5th - 26th 2012
For the month of February, the Klamath Art Association and Gallery is hosting its annual invitational exhibition “In Celebration of Birds,” in conjunction with the Winter Wings Festival. Artists and photographers from all over the region have been invited to participate. Visitors can expect to see images depicting North American native bird life in a wide variety of media and styles. Paintings, drawings, sculptures, and photographs will amaze and delight. The show will open with a public reception for the artists on Sunday February 5th from noon to 4 pm. People?s Choice awards will be awarded based on votes from people attending the opening. The exhibit will continue until Sunday February 26th. The Klamath Art Gallery is located at 120 Riverside Drive, at the South end of the Link River “birding trail.” The gallery is open Thursdays through Mondays 12-4 pm. Admission is always free. To preview the exhibit or to get more information please visit the gallery web page at http://klamathartgallery. blogspot.com. You may also phone 541-883-1833 during hours of operation. SEE AD LEFT. Y
GILCHRIST Valentine’s Dinner GHS Boy’s Basketball Fundraiser!! The Gilchrist High School Boy’s Basketball Team would like to invite you to the Mohawk Restaurant on Sunday February 12th from 3 to 8 pm where they will be hosting & serving a valentine’s dinner. 50% of all sales that evening will be donated back to the team! Please come support our team & enjoy a wonderful meal Roses will be available for $2.50 & raffle tickets will be available from the boys & at the dinner for items to be raffled off at end of evening. Malibu Chicken & Shrimp $15.95 or Homestyle Pot Roast $13.95 both served with garlic ranch style red potatoes, vegetable, choice of soup or salad & dessert, or Baked Lasagna $13.95, vegetable, choice of soup or salad, dinner roll & dessert. You watch them play on the court, now let them serve you off the court Please join us & the community to make this a huge success, Thank You. Y
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Two Rivers Gallery
140 So. 1st Street, Chiloquin, OR 97624 541 783-3326 www.chiloquinarts.com Winter Hours are Mon thru Sat 11-4
Two Rivers Gallery will be displaying art quilts from the Klamath Basin art group Collective Visions during the first few months of 2012. Collective Visions usually has five members participating on projects at any given time. Each project resembles a work of art rather
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Garden by Dona Ford than a traditional quilt and may include paints, inks, beads, yarns special fibers and innovative embellishments. Each member of the group decides on a design and makes a pattern that is divided into sections and given to the other members of the group. The artists independently complete the sections using varied materials and techniques. They return these sections to the original designer who then sews all of them together and finishes the quilt. The end results are very exciting and are creating a lot of interest. The February 2012 display Dancing Carousel by Dona Ford will feature several art quilts designed by Dona Ford. Participating artists are Joanne Baeth, Carole Bowen, Kathy Adams, Susan Massini, Louise Page and Cheryl Carbone. My first love in life has always been horses, so it was just a little stretch to use Zebras as a fracture piece. One Zebra was given to each participating member along with a paint chip that the artist could use for her colors. Nothing traditional about these Zebras, loaded with color each Zebra takes Zebras by Dona Ford on an attitude of their own. The carousel horse is from one of many carousel pictures by Gary Sinick. (copywright permission is in progress) The Dancing Carousel is a favorite of mine. The Forgotten Garden is a large piece where your eyes keep looking and discovering individual art pieces throughout the quilt. There is an old key and chain hidden in this garden, giving you permission to enter. This piece is my mind’s fantasy looking for a peaceful place to rest and think. Please visit Two Rivers Gallery during February to see this exhibit and to browse the artwork of other talented area artists. Y
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CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Living with Death Workshop – February 2, 3:30pm - 4:30pm, at the La Pine Senior Activity Center,16450 Victory Way, La Pine. Series is lead by Marv Scherpf and goes every Thursday thru March 8th. Topics covered are: Visiting the Dying, Living with Grief, Change, Conflict & Suffering, Death & Children, Planning your own Funeral. Cost is Free. Call the Senior Center and reserve your seat, 541-563-6237. La Pine Event Center Grand Re-Opening – February 3, 6:30pm, at 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. 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 7:00pm. Concessions will be available for purchase. Please bring a comfy chair to enjoy the movie. Info 541-536-2223. Fabrications - The Art of Quilting - Feb. 3 thru 25 – A juried quilt exhibit of art and contemporary quilts from Central Oregon artists. Meet the artists and explore their creative processes on Opening Night, Friday, February 3rd, 5pm-8pm. Quilts will be on display through February 25th; Free; Arts Central in downtown Bend, 875 W Brooks St., Wed.-Sat. 11am - 4pm, 541-633-7242, www.artscentraloregon.org/exhibits. php or SistersOutdoorQuiltShow.org STOP SMOKING PROGRAM BREATHE FREE– FEBRUARY 13 THRU MARCH 8 see ad below for details MASTERING THE LAW OF ATTRACTION; SIX KEYS TO ACCELERATING YOUR RESULTS FEBRUARY 15, 5:00PM. Special event by the Network of Entrepreneurial Women with Mat Bogs who who has been featured on The Today Show, CNN, Good Morning America, Fox News, Hallmark, ABC Family and Oprah & Friends Radio to name just a few—identifies these six factors and shares how you can use them to manifest your vision and create whatever you want in your life. Register on line at www. networkwomen.org. Tickets $30. Info 541-508-6442.
Gardening Secrets at the Grange Potluck – February 17, 6:00PM. Granger Dale Keyes to share his secrets to growing gargantuan cabbages the size of soccer balls and his enormous 3-4 pound potatoes! One literally has to see his produce to believe it! Anyone who has an interest in growing vegetables in the greater La Pine area is more than welcome to join the Grangers at the Grange Hall behind Tom’s Garage at 3rd and Morson St. The Grange has potlucks and new speakers every month on the third Thursday at 6:00PM. Public welcome. Info 541-536-3007. FORKS OVER KNIVES LUNCHEON– FEBRUARY 19, 1:00-3:00PM see ad below for details 2012 La Pine Rodeo Queen Coronation / Fundraiser – February 26 at American Legion Hall on Drafter Road in La Pine. Starts at 3:00 P.M. $7.00 includes dinner, silent auction and more.
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Join us for a delicious cholestrol-free, plant-based lunch, followed by a showing of Forks Over Knives, a film that “examines the profound claim that most, if not all, of the degenerative diseases that afflict us can be controlled, or even reversed, by rejecting animal-based and processed foods.”
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Pup Crawl to Help Animals in Need From the Humane Society of Central Oregon
Does mingling amongst fellow animal friends in a local brewpub to raise money for homeless pets sound like a great evening? Then join us for the Humane Society of Central Oregon’s Pup Crawl on February 6, 7, 8 and 10 from 4:00 to 8:00 pm each night. You can join us for one or all of the nights at four great brewpubs. Monday, February 6 at Cascade Lakes Brewing Company Lodge (1441 SW Chandler, Bend 97702). Tuesday, February 7 at Deschutes Brewery Public House (1044 NW Bond, Bend 97701). Wednesday, February 8 at 10 Barrel Brewing Company (1135 NW Galveston, Bend 97701). Friday February 10 at GoodLife Brewing Company (70 SW Century, Bend 97701) Purchase a Humane Society of Central Oregon Silipint for $10 at any, or all, of the brewpubs on the evening listed. You’ll receive a ticket at time of purchase to fill your Silipint for free with a beverage of your choice. The first beverage is generously donated by the participating pubs! Enjoy the evening drinking and eating amongst old and new friends, and meet HSCO staff to learn more about what we do and how you can help the animals in our community. This is an evening for humans to raise money for the animals, please leave your pets at home. For more information visit www.hsco.org or call 541.382.3537.
ADULT BASKETBALL ADULT OPEN GYM – COME AND GET YOUR GAME ON! Whether you’re a former college “baller” or just some one who likes to have fun, there is a basketball game for you.
Every Wed. Night Ages 18 + 6:30pm to 8:30pm La Pine Middle School Drop in fee - $3 per person
For more info: Call BO DEFOREST AT 541-536-2223 La Pine Park & Recreation District
La Pine Event Center
GRAND OPENING! You are invited to...
Come see the improvements to the La Pine Event Center/ Old White School Building.
Date: Friday, February 3rd Time: 6:30 p.m. Cake & Punch 7:00 p.m. Movie - Cars 2
All are Welcome!
Bring a comfy lawn chair for the movie.
For more info: 541-536-2223
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Obituaries & Death Notices Death Notices
Henrietta “Henri” Alice (Schmitz) Wanek of La Pine, Oregon
July 29, 1931 to January 17, 2012. Arrangements: by Baird Memorial Chapel, La Pine, OR 541-536-5104, www.bairdmortuaries.com. Services: No services will be held at this time.
Gorden E. Brewer of La Pine
1928 to January 21, 2012. Arrangements: by Baird Memorial Chapel, La Pine, OR 541536-5104, www.bairdmortuaries.com. Services: No services will be held, per Gordon’s request. The family will host a private gathering in the summertime. Memorial contributions may be made in Gordon’s memory to Partners In Care Hospice, 2075 NE Wyatt Ct., Bend, OR 97701, 541-382-5882, www.partnersbend.org; or to the La Pine Senior Center, 16450 Victory Way, La Pine, OR 97739, 541-536-6237.
Vernon “Vern” A. Cooper of La Pine, Oregon
July 17, 1922 to January 18, 2012. Arrangements: by Baird Memorial Chapel, La Pine, OR 541-536-5104, www.bairdmortuaries.com. Services: No services will be held, per Royce’s request. The family will host a private gathering in the summertime. Contributions can be made to Prairie House, 51485 Morson Street, La Pine, OR, 97739, 541-5368559; or Newberry Hospice, P.O. Box 1888, La Pine, OR, 97739, 541-536-7399.
Dayle L. Hensen of La Pine, Oregon
Kenneth “Ken” Weathers of Bend, Oregon
May 5, 1926 to January 22, 2012. Arrangements: by Baird Memorial Chapel, La Pine, OR 541-536-5104, www.bairdmortuaries.com. Services: A private gathering for family and friends will be held in the Spring or Summer.
Eleanor Ann Williams of La Pine, Oregon
December 9, 1926 to January 18, 2012. Arrangements: by Baird Memorial Chapel, La Pine, OR 541-536-5104, www.bairdmortuaries.com. Services: There will be a recitation of the Rosary on Friday, January 27, 2012, at 10:30 a.m., at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, 16137 Burgess Rd, La Pine; with a Mass of Christian Burial to follow at 11:00 a.m., and a concluding interment at Pilot Butte Cemetery in Bend at approximately 1:30 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Newberry Hospice, P.O. Box 1888, La Pine, OR 97739, 541-536-7399; or St. Vincent de Paul Social Services, 51661 Huntington Road, La Pine, OR 97739, 541-536-1956.
March 6, 1945 to January 22, 2012. Arrangements: by Baird Memorial Chapel, La Pine, OR 541-536-5104, www.bairdmortuaries.com. Services: There will be a memorial service on Friday, February 3, 2012, at 3:30 p.m., at High Lakes Christian Church, 52620 Day Road, La Pine. Contributions may be made in Dayle’s memory to Newberry Hospice, P.O. Box 1888, La Pine, OR, 97739, 541-536-7399.
Royce “Dean” Lenard Dean of La Pine, Oregon (former Prineville Resident)
May 18, 1950 to January 15, 2012. Arrangements: by Baird Memorial Chapel, La Pine, OR 541-536-5104, www.bairdmortuaries.com. Services: No services will be held, per Vernon’s request. Memorial contributions may be made in Vern’s memory to Partners In Care Hospice, 2075 NE Wyatt Ct., Bend, OR 97701, 541-382-5882, www.partnersbend.org.
Shirley Grace Lyons of La Pine, Oregon
April 10, 1934 to January 16, 2012. Arrangements: by Baird Memorial Chapel, La Pine, OR 541-536-5104, www.bairdmortuaries.com. Services: There will be a public viewing on Saturday, January 21, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., at Baird Memorial Chapel in La Pine. A private urn committal will take place at La Pine Community Cemetery at a later date.
Betty Lue McCracken of La Pine, Oregon
October 10, 1926 to January 20, 2012. Arrangements: by Baird Memorial Chapel, La Pine, OR 541-536-5104, www.bairdmortuaries.com. Services: A memorial service will take place on Saturday, January 28, 2012, at 1:00 p.m., at Living Water Church, 52410 Primrose Lane (corner of Burgess & Primrose) in La Pine. Memorial contributions may be made to Newberry Hospice, P.O. Box 1888, La Pine, OR 97739, (541) 536-7399.
Gerald N. Powell of La Pine, Oregon
December 22, 1932 to January 23, 2012. Arrangements: by Baird Memorial Chapel, La Pine, OR 541-536-5104, www.bairdmortuaries.com. Services: There will be a funeral service on Saturday, January 28, 2012, at 1:00 p.m., at Baird Memorial Chapel, 16468 Finley Butte Road, La Pine. A private burial will occur at Lane Memorial Gardens in Eugene. Memorial contributions may be made in Gerald’s memory to St. Charles Home Health Services, 63031 Layton Ave, Bend, OR 97701, 541-706-7796.
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Said person did not want to press charges. RP left to return to her own residence. La Pine 12:54 Found Property/RP stated a pink “Next” bike was found near his property. I arrived and RP stated he would leave the bike in front of his property and post a sign until an owner was located. RP was informed to contact the sheriff’s office if an owner was not located. La Pine 01/13/2012 21:41 Animal Control Complaint/ RP has had an ongoing problem with a pit bull coming into his yard. RP has seen the dog while I was in the area of Union Rd. RP will continue to call. La Pine 13:12 Animal Control Complaint/RP stated an Orange male was on her property with a swollen cheek. I arrived and noticed the cat had a swollen cheek. The cat ran away from me, so I was unable to examine the extent of the injury, I attempted to catch the cat for approximately 20 minutes, but was UTL after it ran off, I spoke to numerous neighbors in an attempt to locate its owners, but was unsuccessful. I told RP to call the sheriffs office if the cat came back onto her property and was in need of immediate medical attention. La Pine 01/14/2012 00:37 Suspicious Subject/RP saw a flashlight in his yard. Units checked the area and all outbuildings, UTL. No sign of anything tampered with. La Pine 01/16/2012 18:53 Neighborhood Dispute/RP advised that former landlord had possibly taken a wood stove that belonged to RP. Contacted former landlord who advised that wood stove was payment for money owed to him by RP. Re-contacted RP who eluded to a verbal agreement between he and the former landlord that wood stove was given in exchange for back rent, storage fees and payment for aiding RP in moving off property. Re-contacted landlord who stated he did not want anything to do with RP and would make stove available for pick up if RP agreed to no longer contact him. RP was advised of landlords intentions regarding the stove. La Pine
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01/18/2012 16:58 Suspicious Circumstances/RP reports someone tipped his mailbox over causing Damage. RP thought it may have been a snow plow, but he did not see it. Gave RP The # to contact Deschutes County Public works to see if they had a truck in the area at the time. La Pine 01/19/2012 20:39 Suspicious Circumstances/ RP reports some food, and some pills missing from house. No forced entry, nothing else missing from house. RP just wanted law enforcement aware in case the same was occurring elsewhere in the neighborhood. La Pine 14:55 RP fence was hit by said persons in vehicle several days ago. Said person stated they would be in contact to fix fence, but RP and said persons did not locate each other. RP contacted me concerned about finding said person. I attempted to find said persons but found them not at home. I returned to RP house to find said persons pulling in to reach a civil agreement. I helped facilitate an agreement and will follow up with RP to make sure fence is fixed. La Pine 01/21/2012 23:30 Information Only/Reported MIP party at listed address. When police arrived said person was the only occupant at the residence. She told us that she had 6 friends at her house but everyone left for the night. Said person told us that she was going to stay at her residence the rest of the night. Said person would not give deputies the names of her friends that were at her house. La Pine 12:52 Fire Ambulance Assists/Said person was running his snowplow, had electrical fire, it was totally destroyed. Said person taken to ER for treatment for smoke inhalation. La Pine 10:49 Alarm Received Assists/Alarm at La Pine Elementary school. There was a basketball game going on and students went into an area they were not supposed to, setting alarm off. La Pine
LOW INCOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM By Kathy DeBone
Each winter, thousands of Central Oregon households get help with their utility bills through the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). LIHEAP is a federally funded program through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. NeighborImpact also provides assistance to help households prevent utility shutoffs. Funds for this program come from: • Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) • Oregon Energy Assistance Program (OEAP – for Pacific Power customers) • Cascade Natural Gas Company’s Winter Help Program • Oregon HEAT (for Pacific Power customers) • Local donations Help is available based on funding. Check this web page for income guidelines:www.neighborimpact.org/energy_assist.html NeighborImpact staff will be available on February 9, March 8, and April 12 at 9 am at the Midstate Community Room in La Pine. Please come prepared with the necessary paperwork. For more information or to make an appointment, call the office at 541-5042155 on Wednesdays 9:00 am - 4:00 pm for Bend and South Deschutes County residents. Y
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541-241-7741 Philip Morris to Pay Remainder of Punitive Damage Award in Historic
Tobacco Verdict Submitted by Tony Green, State of Oregon
The Oregon Department of Justice Crime Victims’ Compensation Fund will receive $56 million Attorneys for Philip Morris today said the tobacco manufacturer will pay the remainder plus interest of a 1999 punitive damage award. As a result, the Oregon Department of Crime Victims’ Compensation Fund will receive $56 million. “This was a historic win for the Department of Justice and for Oregon,” said Attorney General John Kroger. A portion of the money will be needed to fund crime victims programs, but a majority of the money will be available to help the Legislature deal with the budget deficit. Under Oregon law, 60 percent of punitive damage awards go to the Crime Victims’ Compensation Fund. In 1999, a Multnomah County jury ordered Philip Morris to pay $79.5 million in punitive damages in a lawsuit brought by the family of a Portland cigarette smoker who died of cancer. After more than a decade of appeals, the Oregon Supreme Court in December upheld Oregon’s share of the award. Last Friday, the Oregon Supreme Court rejected a request by Philip Morris attorneys to reconsider their decision and today an attorney for the company said the tobacco manufacturer will pay. Attorney General John Kroger leads the Oregon Department of Justice. The Department’s mission is to fight crime and fraud, protect the environment, improve child welfare, promote a positive business climate, and defend the rights of all Oregonians. Y Solution:
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THE NEWBERRY EAGLE • FEB. 1, 2012
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Accounting Accountants High Desert Tax Service
Jim Elliott, Enrolled Agent LTC 51470 Hwy 97 #4B, La Pine 541-536-1153 High Desert Tax Service See ad page 22
Advertising A Newberry Eagle
Dan Varcoe, Advertising Rep. John C Johnson Building, La Pine 541-241-7741, www.newberryeagle.com See COUPON page 22 & 24
Animals & Vets All Pets Smiling
Mobile Veterinarian, Serving Deschutes, N. Lake, and N. Klamath Counties 541-410-2598 www.allpetssmiling.com See ad page 9
SNOW REMOVAL-Roofs, Driveways, Sidewalks Senior, Military & Group Discounts Matt Matwich-541-306-7875 See ad page 11
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 Animal Emergency Center
24 hrs a day/ Weekends & Holidays 1245 SE 3rd St Ste, c-3 Bend 541-385-9110 See ad page 9
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 9
La Pine Animal Hospital
Small Animals Gordon & Julee Pickering, D. V. M. 51693 Huntington Rd, La Pine 541-536-2001, See ad page 9
Attorneys A Tyler R. Elliott, Attorney at Law
Central Oregon Bankruptcy Attorney 115 NW Oregon Ave, Ste 12, Bend 541-323-1002 www.trelliottlaw.com See ad page 14
Building materials for Building community 52684 Hwy 97, La Pine 541-536-3234 See ad page 5
Sharon McDermott Your “local” machine embroidery service. 541-508-1022
Third Street Plaza, La Pine, 541-536-1079, Kathy DeBone www.littledtech.com See ad page 7 & 16
Cosmetics Mary Kay Cosmetics
Jana Marable Independent Beauty Consultant 541-815-5665 Call me for a Complimentary Facial
Mary Kay Cosmetics
Sharon McDermott Independent Beauty Consultant 541-508-1022 See ad on page 7
Mountain View Floral Designs
51636 Huntington Rd., Ste 3, La Pine 541-536-7617. www.mountainviewfloral.com See COUPON pg 24 & 7 loral
Gould & Associates Realty
JoAnn Gould, Principal Broker .8 Mi N. Wickiup Junction on Hwy 97 La Pine, 541-480-3115, www.GoGould.net See ad pages 5
Autumn Funerals, LLC
Serving all of Central Oregon Tom Downs, Funeral Director 541-318-0842 See ad page 21
Garbage Service G Wilderness Garbage & Recycling
Residential-Commercial-DropBox-Containers Stu Martinez, 541-536-1194 51420 Russell Rd, La Pine See ad pages 22
Health Care Medical & Doctors/Hospice Auditone Hearing Aids Jim Olson 51530 Huntington Rd, Ste 5, La Pine 1-888-475-3950 See ad page 10
Home Health, Hospice, Transitions 20775 NE Wyatt Ct, Bend 541-382-5582 See ads page 19 & 21
Equestrian Horseshoeing & Trimming Work Guaranteed 30 Plus Years Experience George Stark 541-536-9503
Paulina Peak Family Health Care Joannie Miller, FNP 51375 S. Huntington Rd, La Pine 541-536-8060 See ad page 4
Boarding, Indoor & Outdoor Arena Affordable, Quality Care We also offer online equine classifieds La Pine, Call Bonnie 541-788-0444
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
Eyecare La Pine Eyecare Clinic
Dr. Graham Balcer, OD 1614 3rd Street, Ste A, La Pine 541-536-2911 See ad page 8
Financial & Insurance Edward Jones
Bob Cox, Financial Advisor, AAMS 16345 Sixth St. Suite 101 541-536-8822 See ad page 16
Fitness Fit Zone
High Lakes Realty & Property Management, Dianne Willis, Principal
Broker, Hwy 97 & William Foss Rd, La Pine 541-536-0117 www.HighLakesRealty.com See ad page 5
Recreation La Pine Park & Recreation District
Justin Cutler, Director, John C Johnson Building, La Pine, 541-536-2223 www.La Pineparks.org See ad page 20
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 6, COUPON back cover
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51441 Huntington Rd. La Pine, 541-536-1509 www.lapineflorist.com See ad page 7
Hospice, Transitions Gail & James Smith 51681 Huntington Rd, La Pine 541-536-7399 See at page 8
La Pine Florist
Call Dan Varcoe at 541-241-7741 RV Services
imPulse Electric, LLC
51630 Bluewood Ave., Ste A, La Pine 541-410-3201 or 503-880-2788 See ad page 6
Heating & Air Conditioning Air-Tech Heating, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration, Midstate rebate program available 541-536-2463 www.airtechvac.com See ad page 22 Bend Heating & Sheet Metal, Inc. Factory Authorized Carrier Dealer www.bendheating.com 541-948-7193 See ad page 17
Jewelry/Gems Karat Kreations
Custom Designed Jewelry, Gemstones Huntington Rd., La Pine, Nest to Gary & Sandy’s 541-536-3714 See ad page 7
Pharmacy Drug Mart Pharmacy
Rx & Gifts, Leah Bishop, 541-536-1111 51600 Huntington Rd. La Pine See ad page 4
Prevention TAPS “Think Again Parents” Mary Fleischman, contact www.tapssouthcounty.org 541-536-5002 See ad page 15
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 los 3 caballos A Family Mexican Restaurant
Salons/Beauty Obsidian Hair Spa
Hair & Nails, Ask for Dawn 541-593-1978, In Sunriver Village See Coupon page 7 & 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 www.bbsco.org See ad page 15
BUDDY THE CHURCH MOUSE
The snow was getting deeper and deeper – it was finally a great snow year! People’s tire chains and studded tires made lots of noise when they were on the blacktop. But it was whisper quiet in the snow…just a little squeaky when you turned the steering wheel to park in the church parking lot. Buddy noticed that more people were coming to church with the long and cold winter nights. One Wednesday evening, somebody had a hole in their bag of popcorn and Buddy was following and eating along the popcorn trail – which led through the outside doors and into some bushes. All of the sudden, Buddy realized: “Oh, NO! The church doors are locked and I can’t get inside. “I’m not used to this! I’m a Church Mouse and this cold, wet snow is too much”, said Buddy. Well, I have plenty to eat. This popcorn has lots of butter,” he said as he smacked his lips and swished his long skinny tail. Soon, a popcorn-stuffed Buddy was scurrying around the church foundation and checking the doors to see how he could get back inside to the warm Library near the Church Office. He tried to climb up the bushes and get in a window…no luck! He tried to climb the garbage can by a window…again, no luck! Buddy saw the Church’s mail slot… just maybe. Up a bush Buddy went and tried to jump into the little black hole…missed! Up on the bushes and another jump…almost! Up on the bushes for the third try - and with a lunge, Buddy made it into the mail slot. A stuffed and tired Buddy scurried across the floor to his Library home, snuggled inside, fell asleep and began to snore. Written by Judy Keller
High quality chi Giggles Learning Center
La Pine Commun High quality childcare for Located childreninside 2-5 years
A program of FACT, a non-
Located inside La Pine Community Campus at 51605 Coach Rd. Call 541-876-1011 for more info. A program of FACT, a non-profit providing support services to families
Opening March 1st! • Great location & affordable • Cheerful & welcoming • Low child to adult ratio
Register during the month of February and pay no registration fee ($100. value). Are you a new parent? Looking for a play group? Need help with behavior issues? Are you a grandparent raising children? Is your teen pushing your buttons?
We have ideas and information that can help! Call FACT at 541-876-1011 Visit our website at www.ParentingFacts.org
FACT is a local nonprofit organization providing support services to families with children in the greater La Pine area.
Phone 541-876-1011 • 51605 Coach Rd., La Pine
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