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Volume 16 Issue 6

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What's Inside Civic Calendar........................2 Civic News...........................2-6 NEW! Careers.........................7

Temporary Hold Placed on

Frontier Days!

Wickiup Junction Overpass Project

Education................................8 NEW! Veterans.......................9 Father's Day..........................10 Fishing...................................10 NEW! Science ......................11 Frontier Days........................12 Fun & Adventures................13 NEW! Seniors.......................14 Health & Wellness................15 Food & Recipes....................16 NEW! No. Klamath County.. 17 NEW! No. Lake County........17 Sunriver..........................18 &19 Pets........................................19 Event Calendar.....................20 NEW! Entertainment.. 20 & 21 NEW! Real Estate.......23 & 24

Women's Build pg 2

LPHS Grads pg 8

Veteran's Bonfire pg 9

Photography by O.D.O.T.

Written by Andrea Hine, Contributing Writer The good news: construction of the Wickiup Junction Overcrossing is about 50 percent completed. This $17 million project will provide a bridge for vehicles to cross over railroad tracks at the Wickiup Junction intersection north of La Pine. Presently, the at-grade railway/highway crossing is the only one on US 97 in the entire state – creating an “extremely unsafe situation” for the 10,000 vehicles that pass over each day. A not-as-welcome announcement: ODOT (Oregon Department of Transportation) is temporarily halting further work due to “settlement within the embankments adjacent to

Little Deschutes Rendezvous;

Bringing the Past Alive!

By Kathy DeBone and Ken Mulenex

the new structure.” [An embankment is made of compacted soil (typically clay or rock-based) to provide adequate support to the formation and a long-term level surface with stability.] According to Peter Murphy, Public Information Officer, “ODOT will perform site investigations and review geotechnical data to help determine potential causes of the settlement, and evaluate options to mitigate it. This preliminary investigation is slated for completion by June 1, at which time we’ll determine our next steps.” Murphy promised that “more details will be released when more is known.”

“I Love My Garbage Man”

Assert Wilderness Customers By Andrea Hine, Contributing Writer

Boat Regatta Paulina Lake pg 13

Real Estate pg 22 & 23

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Upwards of 200 Black Powder enthusiasts gathered under bright sun shine and warm evenings this Memorial Day Weekend to take part in the 31st Annual “Little Deschutes Rendezvous” south of La Pine. The event is hosted every year by the Ponderosa Mountain Men of La Pine. This is one of many See MORE – Rendezvous page 3

Adam Carpenter (shown above), a 20-year Wilderness Garbage employee, drives one of the company’s three automated trucks (out of a fleet of 10). Typically servicing 420 customers a day, he once encountered a can on his route that had been loaded with two 90-pound bags of wet concrete. It was left behind. See Wilderness page 3

page 12 World War II June 6, 1944

“D-Day”

Although the term D-Day is used routinely as military lingo for the day an operation or event will take place, for many it is also synonymous with June 6, 1944, the day the Allied powers crossed the English Channel and landed on the beaches of Normandy, France, beginning the liberation of Western Europe from Nazi control during World War II. Within three months, the northern part of France would be freed and the invasion force would be preparing to enter Germany, where they would meet up with Soviet forces moving in from the east.

See D-Day page 9

Central Oregon Pride Brings the Disco to the High Desert 13th annual event celebrates LGBT community Central Oregon Pride returns this summer for its biggest festival yet. Now in its 13th year, the annual event celebrates the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community with a month of activities for the whole family, culminating in a public festival in Bend’s Drake Park. See more - Pride pg 5


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June 2017

Civic News

Habitat Volunteers Brave Inclement Weather for Women Build Day

By Newberry News Staff

A day-long collective effort by volunteers on behalf of Habitat for Humanity of La Pine Sunriver contributed to the organization’s goal of building three homes this year in La Pine’s Newberry Woods, located on Skidgel Road off Burgess. Valerie Best (shown at center above enjoying a well-deserved lunch break) will be the site’s first homeowner.

More than 60 volunteers refused to let snow flurries and below-40-degree temperatures deter them from participating in Women Build Day last month in La Pine. This annual Habitat for Humanity event, held across the county since 1991, focuses on women coming together (although men are certainly welcome) to ”help families build strength, stability and independence.” According to Dwane Krumme, Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity of La Pine/Sunriver, the intrepid group (60 percent from La Pine and 40 percent from Sunriver) spent the blustery day accomplishing tasks ranging from clearing property to burning brush, unloading trucks filled with lumber, and building fences. “Those with no or little construction experience are teamed up with more seasoned volunteers,” he explained, “as safety is a top priority. Everyone is treated as part of the team, and respected for their contributions. We want volunteers to enjoy the experience so they’ll come back next year.” “I hardly slept the night before,” admitted Steve Krebs, the in-house contractor who supervises all work on the build sites, “I always worry about getting everyone lined up with tasks and keeping them busy. But everything fell into place, and stayed running like a well-oiled machine.” “How many people would be willing to give up their Saturday to sweat?” praised Dan Varcoe, Habitat for Humanity of La Pine Sunrivers’ Director of Volunteers. “These women and men, represent the heart of our communities.” (The previous name of the long-established nonprofit, Newberry Habitat for Humanity, was recently changed to reflect a more direct connection to the communities it serves.)

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Civic News She Won’t Be There 1st Street and Highway 97 Helen Woods, Staff Writer

How many of us have gone up to the Newberry Caldera in the last few years to fish, hike, camp, or just to take in the spectacular view from Pauline Peak? To enter the summit lakes area, we had to stop at the Forest Service Kiosk to pay a modest fee or show our passes to a Forest Service employee inside. Sometimes the line was long and, by the time we made it to the front, we were a little frustrated. Okay, maybe a little more than a little. For the many years, a woman

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named Shirley was there to greet us. No matter how frustrated we were, Shirley had a ready smile and a welcome. If we had dogs, she said hello to them and asked if she could give them a treat. She always offered a Newberry National Volcanic Monument newsletter. Most of us locals would decline because we had already seen it on our many trips up to the caldera. Shirley worked in the kiosk at Lava Lands for many years, but her preference was to be stationed at the caldera. But, she won’t be there this year. Shirley passed away early this year. I ran into her husband at the La Pine DMV and through our conversation, I realized it was the Shirley that I knew. He said, “she won’t be there,” but the obvious implication was that she would, if she could. I will miss her.

By Mary Huffman of BECON Civil Engineering & Land Surveying

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of La Pine and provided engineering services for this exciting project. The improvements include new sidewalks, concrete pavers, trees, shrubs, sod, and irrigation. The City also installed park benches to make this a wonderful place to relax and enjoy La Pine!

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The 5,700 customers who rely weekly on Wilderness Garbage might find it hard to fathom that some 30 years ago, locals went to the dump to dispose of their trash. “It was our entertainment,” recalled Corinne Martinez who, with her husband Gil, purchased the 300-customer operation in 1984. “We sold everything to come here, and looked like a displaced family from the Steinbeck novel ‘Grapes of Wrath.’ The two of us serviced the route ourselves, using one garbage truck and a pick-up with a dump box.” Initially working out of their home, the couple also collected discarded newspapers from their customers – long before the concept of recycling became pervasive. “We would redeem them for our fun money,” Martinez said. “Even though we didn’t start out with a plan for the business, Gil had been involved in a garbage operation before, and I was a 13-year Les Schwab veteran. So we both knew the importance of customer service.” Susie Weller – who subsequently partnered with Corinne to open Twigs Gift Co. (which celebrated its 20-year anniversary in 2016) – was among Wilderness’ first employees. “I worked at the front desk, handling new accounts and accepting payments,” explained Weller. “But having been in the floral business here for 10 years, my greatest asset was knowing where all the streets were, as well as 87 percent of the customers.” “All of us had been there in the trenches, and knew what was required,” Martinez added. “We understood that good customer service comes from the top – and made it a guiding principle. That’s as true now as when we started out.” The company’s staff (including 10 drivers) reflect this priority, which

extends to maintaining a “nice, clean image,” said one. “Long-term employees helped make our business successful,” Martinez emphasized, “and we treat them like important people. Without them, we wouldn’t be where we are today. I feel blessed.” And just how customer-service oriented are they? “I love my garbage man is a common refrain,” noted Martinez. “I hear that wherever I go. They’re the best, and want to give 150 percent.” “We pay attention to what’s going on along our route,” commented 20-yearveteran Adam Carpenter. “We’ll walk back down the driveway to get and return cans for the elderly. We regularly give dogs a treat, and will stop and chat for a few minutes with retirees or people we know might be lonely. Even kids come out running to say hello, and we get dozens of waves. “One older couple didn’t put out their can for several weeks,” he continued. “It turns out that the husband had suffered a heart attack, and his wife came out to explain the situation so we wouldn’t be concerned.” According to Martinez, another driver realized that “something is wrong here” when seeing a customer’s front door wide open. “He went inside the house to investigate, and found the occupant lying on the floor where he had fallen.” The gratitude customers feel toward the “public face” of Wilderness is amply demonstrated at Christmas, when the long table in the employee lunchroom is covered with gifts. Stacks of holiday cards reach several feet in height. “We receive cookies, cakes, brownies, hot cocoa mixes, crackers, cheese and summer sausage,” detailed Carpenter, “all of which is divided equally among us. One gentleman gave a $100 bill every year. This is a very a division Concept Retail, Inc generous community. “Wilderness is a family-oriented company,” he added, “with really great people. They know we work hard, and URGESS D take care of their La Pine OR 97739 employees. Just as we try to take care of our customers.” thecornerstore1@qwestoffice.net 541-536-3695 fax

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Rendezvous! A Trip Back in Time (continued from front page)

similar clubs around the country who, with black powder guns and authentic period clothing and accouterments, return for a time to the primitive lifestyle of the original mountain men. What they are recreating are the rendezvous, (aka, Rhondy’s) that brought trappers together with the fur companies in the early 1800s. These trappers became known as “Mountain Men” as they traveled into the Rocky Mountains and the Cascades to trap beavers and otters to supply the fur needed for the fashion of the time. ("I defy the annals of chivalry to furnish the record of a life more wild and perilous than that of a Rocky Mountain trapper." -Francis Parkman) After a winter of trapping in the mountains the Mountain Men would rendezvous with the fur companies on the east slopes of the

Rockies to sell their furs and get resupplied for the next season. The Rondy camp is somewhat divided depending on whether you plan to camp primitive (in “town”) or in your tin tipi. If you are going primitive, you must be dressed in period clothing and your camp must be primitive. Hide the cell phones, and newfangled camp chairs and coolers. Dry camping is available for the tin tipi folks where there are no dress requirements. Many families of La Pine have been participating in these rendezvous for years. The Wilson family, Toby, Jen and their 3 boys, Thorin, Tristan and Tyrell, of La Pine, and other families participate in the Rondy’ in a lifestyle, primitive, similar to that of historic mountain men. Black powder guns, authentic period clothing and accouterments and enacting the primitive lifestyle of the original mountain men. Toby says he enjoys hanging out by the campfire, playing his guitar and doing things “the old-fashioned way.” Jen, his wife, just as avid a fan of the “Rondy” as Toby, See MORE – Rendezvous page 17


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June 2017

Civic News

Newberry Eagle to Award $1,000 LPHS Scholarship

By Newberry News Staff “Community – that’s what the Newberry Eagle is Bea Leach Hatler (Windermere Central Oregon Real all about. And as the newspaper’s board of directors Estate, Sandy Jones (Editor, Newberry Eagle), Vicki and friends looked around at its needs, the idea of & Ken Mulenex, Terry Mowry (Newberry Eagle a scholarship just jumped out at us.” So explained Board of Directors), Vicki Russell (Vic Russell Ken Mulenex, General Manager, in announcing Construction, Inc, ), and The Newberry Eagle. a $1,000 gift to be awarded this month to La Pine “In addition to our donors, who immediately wanted High School’s class of 2017. to get on board, we are very grateful to LPHS’s “This first-ever scholarship, in two $500 amounts, Cindy Jarrett, who was wonderful in helping us will be given to a graduating male and female who develop a realistic application process,” credited have decided to pursue a degree in journalism, Mulenex. business or one of the STEM (science, technology, “We cannot say it enough or with greater emphasis: engineering or math) fields of study,” Mulenex our kids are such an important asset. We need to be elaborated. “Our hope is to be able to give an even backing them up, and helping them to succeed.” The presentation will take place on LPHS’s larger amount in years to come.” Contributors to the 2017 Newberry Eagle scholarship Scholarship Night, Thursday, June 8 at 7 p.m. fund include: Kathy DeBone (Little d Technology),

La Pine Genealogy Society

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Many of the most meaningful and important moments in our lives can be recognized only in hindsight, like that chance meeting that eventually led to an engagement ring, that one classroom lesson that started you on a lifelong career path, or the random recipe you tried one night that turned into a long-standing family tradition. There are other moments that you know

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from the beginning are going to be important and transformative. Some you anticipate for years, like a wedding, the birth of a child, an anniversary, or a milestone birthday. Others, such as a funeral, may be less welcome and anticipated, but no less life-changing. All these events will be recorded in your memory and reminisced about for years to come. They are the threads from which family history tapestries are woven. If we approach them mindfully, these major

Why should you do genealogy? JOIN US FOR THE ANSWER Meets 1st & 3rd Tues LA PINE 12noon - 1pm at La Pine Sr. Center 16450 Victory Way CONTACT SOCIETY Dave Tucker 541-536-1678 email k7dit@hotmail.com

Recent construction activity (as shown above) represents the second phase of replacing old asphalt – some of which is 40 years old – at the Fire District’s main station in La Pine. According to Fire Chief Mike Supkis, “Russell Construction dug out the old asphalt, graded the surface, and is now putting in 125,000 square feet of new asphalt, which hopefully will last another 40 years.” Phase One involved installing a new storm drainage system that eliminated what was lightheartedly referred to as “Lake Huntington.”

life events can provide wonderful opportunities to make larger connections to family history, heritage and ancestry. “The posse caught up with my greatgrandfather’s two step-brothers near the small towns of Bieber and Lookout in South Eastern Oregon. They were riding stolen horses and leading others. Quick justice left them hanging in an old mesquite tree. The whole family was not thieves. Two others were circuit preachers, riding hundreds of miles with their bibles teaching the good word.” Finding your ancestry can be a great journey.You weren’t found under a rock, there is an abundance of information and history out there regarding your ancestors go find it. You are unique, no other person is exactly like you. Come and seek out these people who came before you. Our Genealogy Society goes on little

excursions to sites of interest occasionally. Recently, we went to the border of Idaho to Sacagawea’s son’s gravesite, “Little Pomp”, as Lewis & Clark called him. He was in his early 40’s traveling on horseback with two friends to the gold fields of Montana. He died of pneumonia. In August, we have been invited to a picnic in Florence by the Society there. The theme is “Irish”. That’s my category! I’m going! You could too! The La Pine Genealogy Society meets twice a month from 12 noon to 1 pm at the La Pine Senior Center. We are a friendly bunch and look forward to meeting you. We’ll be glad to help you in your efforts to gather your family’s information. For further information, call President David Tucker at 541-536-1678.

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Midstate Electric Cooperative Operation Round Up® Program

Presents $10,000 Community Project Award

With a goal to increase participation in Midstate Electric Cooperative’s Operation Round Up® program, MEC partnered with Mid-Oregon Credit Union to open the application process for a $10,000 large visible community project. Vic Russell, President of the Operation Round Up® Trust Board, presented the $10,000 award to Gary Gordon, Karen Miller and Teri Myers of La Pine Park & Recreation during the cooperative’s annual meeting on May 6. The funds will be used for the renovation and development of a safe children’s playground in the middle of Frontier Heritage City Park. As cooperatives, MEC and Mid-Oregon Credit Union follow a set of seven principles. One of the principles is “Concern for the

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Community,” which means while the focus is on the needs of the members, they also strive to improve the community as a whole. In that spirit, MEC offers Operation Round Up®. With Operation Round Up®, members have a simple and rewarding way to support worth-while projects in their communities by “rounding up” their electric bill to the next whole dollar. The average amount participants give each year is $6. Donating $6 over the course of a year may seem like a little thing, but when you combine that spare change with all your neighbors, it can make a big difference for the community. If you aren’t currently rounding up your bill, please consider participating in this rewarding program by calling 541-536-2126 option 3.

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“The first Central Oregon Pride was a small picnic in the park. This year, we have more than 70 vendors and expect some 5,000 attendees,” explains Pride Coordinator Megan Stackhouse. “The incredible growth of the festival -- and the Pride month events that precede it -- are a testament to the work of Human Dignity Coalition to create a more welcoming and accepting community.” A diverse array of performers will bring this year’s theme, “Disco on the Desert” to life. Headlining the 2017 Subaru of Bend Central Oregon Pride Festival is Detroit-based R&B singer Alise King. She’ll be joined by emcee and Portland drag performer Poison Waters, Bend’s MoWo, California hip-hop artist Lady Dice, DJ Harlo, and Bend native Purple Queen, as well as a fashion show sponsored by Maurice’s. Other Pride Month events include: Dis-

Ya Ya Sisterhood in La Pine

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Accolades & Appreciation Bestowed Upon Community Kitchen’s Kim Hafermalz By Newberry News Staff

“It warms my heart to see all of you here,” said Kim Hafermalz, guest of honor at last month’s “Aloha and Thank You” fundraiser for the Community Kitchen. Featuring donated food and drink from multiple local restaurants, the gathering drew dozens of supporters and volunteers who filled the tables at the event space – which had been transformed into an Hawaiian paradise for the evening. During her remarks, Hafermalz looked back over her three years as the nonprofit’s executive director. “The Kitchen’s dedicated and hard-working volunteers have been my emotional and moral support. And the community of La Pine, joining in the effort with material and financial support, has been my encouragement. I ask all of you to keep the safety net strong – and I will keep you in my heart always.”

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co on the Desert Karaoke Ball and Costume Contest (June 2), Happy Ever After, a literary discussion with author Taylor Brooke (June 4), LGBTQ Family Story Time (June 8), In Silence We Served With Honor: Remembering LGBTQ Veterans (June 14), Take the Lake at Sparks Lake (June 18), Pride Movie Night: Hurricane Bianca (June 19), Hey Honey Pride dance party (June 23), Pride Happy Hour (June 24), and Pride After-Party (June 24). Central Oregon Pride is organized by the Human Dignity Coalition (HDC), a Central Oregon nonprofit dedicated to promoting and safeguarding LGBT equality to ensure all community members are treated with dignity and respect. Join us for a monthly meeting at the  For more inforLa Pine Senior Center the mation on Central second Wednesday of each month. Oregon Pride events, We begin with a social hour at visit www.centralore5:30pm and a potluck gonpride.org. To learn at 6:00 with the Ya Ya Sisterhood more about the Human general meeting following. Dignity Coalition, visIf you would like to attend please it www.humandignitycontact Linda Vassalli 541-610-7223 coalition.org.

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Shown above are three young members of Uhane Hawaii, a Redmond-based dance group that donated its talents to enhance the ambience of the Hawaiian-themed event.

Ken Mulenex presented Kim Hafermalz with the Newberry Eagle’s first annual “Citizen of the Year” award. “It is designed to acknowledge those who consistently give generously of themselves,” he summarized. “Kim has shown the commitment and courage we all would like to see within ourselves and within our community.” Jim Fleming, president of the Community Kitchen Board of Directors, praised Hafermalz for “serving large helpings of hope, encouragement and dignity, and rekindling pride in the Community Kitchen. You played a vital role in the fabric of who we are. Our foundation is now solid, thanks to your dedication and love.” Fleming described Lori Henry, who has taken over as Executive Director, as “having the passion and skill sets that match Kim’s – but in her own Lori way. The Board of Directors is confident that she will continue to build on our strong foundation as the organization moves forward.” The event raised more than $2,500 in support of Community Kitchen.

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Smoke Alarm Saves Lives of La Pine Couple By Newberry News Staff Writer

“Thirteen firefighters responded to the call -- along with two fire engines, a medic unit, and four command and support personnel. Time on the scene totaled 2.5 hours,” recounted Fire Chief Mike Supkis. “Early that morning, the home’s male occupant woke up to the sound of a smoke alarm in the hallway. Then he saw the fire, grabbed his wife and went out the back door. By the time our fire crews arrived a few minutes later, the house was engulfed by

smoking flames and heat. The couple lost their belongings, but their lives were spared.” Chief Supkis emphasized the lesson to be learned: “Smoke detectors are simple devices – but they save lives.” The U.S. National Fire Protection Association estimates that nearly twothirds of deaths from home fires occur in properties without working smoke detectors.

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“Our tai chi students, who range in age from their 40s through their 70s, are so dedicated. They appreciate the health benefits, and also enjoy working together.” Grandmaster Franklin Wood, a 50year practitioner of Tai Chi Chuan, has attracted a loyal following at his La Pine classes, which have grown significantly since he began teaching here last fall. On Friday, June 9, he will present a free lecture at the Senior Center from 9 – 10 a.m. for those interested in knowing more about the medical benefits of this ancient Chinese form of exercise. “Originally created as a fighting art, tai chi combines gentle physical exercise and stretching with mindfulness,” he explained. “It is often described as ‘meditation in motion.’” According to scientific research, tai chi has been shown to improve balance, coordination and flexibility, and to diminish the risk of falls. It also appears to reduce pain and the symptoms of stress, anxiety and depression. ‘It’s healthy and fun,” concurred Becky Chapman, a devotee at the La Pine classes. “My physical therapist really approves of it.” In addition to learning about the health benefits of tai chi, attendees of the June 9 lecture will be able to see student demonstrations, and participate in a question-and-answer session.

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CompTIA A+ Opens Doors for IT Pro Who Wendy Howard Moved Cross-Country

Infrastructure Engineer St. Charles Hospital

by Michelle Lange - Reprinted with permission from COMPTIA

When Wendy Howard moved away from a competitive technology environment in Texas to be near her family in Oregon, she investigated local job openings to feel out the environment. The jobs she came across weren’t for performance test engineers, which she’d been trained in and spent years doing at IBM. What people in Central Oregon needed most was support. “Everybody has a computer and needs help with it,” said Howard, now an IT engineer for St. Charles Health System in Bend, Oregon. “Everyone needed desktop and software support, so I looked up the best way to get into that market, and what I came up with was CompTIA A+ certification.” To pay for the exam, she took a leap of faith and approached Little d Technology, a local computer shop in La Pine, Oregon, with a creative proposal. (see sidebar) “I said, ‘I really want to get back into computers, and I think the best way is to get certified in A+,” she recalled. “‘If I volunteer my time in your shop, would you pay for my certification test?’” Howard started working in front desk support, where her bubbly personality suited the company’s customer service needs. When she wasn’t on the job, she received training from technical support staff. While learning how to break down and reassemble printers, she focused on her CompTIA A+ exam. Two and a half months later, she passed with flying colors. Talent: Spotted “As soon as I got that CompTIA A+ on my resume, I got all kinds of job offers,” Howard said. “The doors just flew wide open.”  Howard spent some time driving to different companies to repair hardware and reinstall printers before taking a contracting job that connected her with St. Charles. “They put me on desktop support work, and I had a really good manager who recognized my talent and encouraged me to do more and more,” Howard said. Compared to the competitive engineering environment she’d left in Texas, the support from her hospital crew was a major turnaround. “The most encouraging people in my life in Oregon have been female role models and mentors,” Howard said. “I meet women who are strong and intelligent, and I want to be like

them. When I connect with them, they turn around and encourage me to do good.” She pays that positive experience forward in her work, and encourages managers to do the same. “When you spot someone with talent whom you want on your team, it helps to groom them a little, train them a lot and encourage them overall,” Howard said. “I’ve learned that from the female leaders in my life.” Her leadership group encouraged her to keep expanding her skills and earn her CompTIA Network+ and Healthcare IT Technician certifications while she worked. Upward Mobility The two years Howard spent at the call center gave her the chance to learn everything about the hospital system and to build relationships with different departments. Another manager recognized Howard’s talent and hired her for his infrastructure team. As an infrastructure engineer, she keeps health care records flowing securely and smoothly. She helps stream medical records to hospital nurses’ stations all over the country, something that couldn’t have been done 50 years ago.  “You have one copy that you can stream to 500 machines, and nobody has to go to that computer to fix that software,” she said. “Virtual applications.” Giving Back When she moved over to her new infrastructure job, Howard qualified for and accepted an invitation to be a CompTIA Subject Matter Expert (SME) and add her insight to the latest A+ certification exam. “We worked on the test questions for the CompTIA A+ exam, which I had taken and had basically launched my career,” she said. “I thought that was the coolest thing ever.” In exchange for her time, she received a voucher for a new certification, which she used to earn her fourth CompTIA certification, CompTIA Mobility+. Getting certified multiplied her career options and gave her the chance to go anywhere to work in tech. “I basically could get a job with Citrix servers anywhere in the country right now,” she said. “The doors are completely wide open — but I’m pretty happy where I’m at.”

How has your CompTIA certification opened doors?

She Rose like the Phoenix

By Sandy Golden Eagle With the help of several La Pine businesses, Wendy rose-up like the Phoenix back into her Information Technology (IT) career. She moved to La Pine from Austin, Texas in 2011 and worked at The Newberry Eagle Newspaper with her mother Sandy Golden Eagle. Wendy took on a second job at the La Pine Red Rooster where owners Norma and Darrell helped her buy a car. Wendy decided to get back into her computer science career and worked at Little d Technology in La Pine. It was there that Daniel Porter, Little d Technology Computer Service Technician of seven years helped Wendy learn what she needed to re-launch. Wendy's objective was to test for the CompTIA A+ Certification. Daniel, a Microsoft Certified Professional and Systems Administrator helped Wendy prepare for the testing. Wendy states with appreciation, "Daniel was kind enough to spend extra time with me. He taught me how to disassemble and reassemble printers." That was one of the basic skills required to pass the A+ Certification exam and help move her forward into the IT workforce, again. Little d Technology has helped several people in the community advance in their careers, including La Pine High School and Central Oregon Community College students.

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that taught us about fire. We received a notebooks write all the information down. The forest rangers talked about wood moisture, wildlife, and botany. But most of all we got to put on prescribed burn equipment and talked about career pathways. Our 6th grade science teacher (Mrs. Welsh) was able to get ahold of Bess who works at “Discover Your Forest.” Bess came into our classroom for 2 weeks and helped us understand a lot more about fire. Thanks to Discover Your Forest we get so many new opportunities. The 6th graders had a choice to take pictures of the outdoors and submit them into a photo contest. Our amazing teachers here at La Pine Middle School were the judges of who had the best photo. All of the photos were absolutely phenomenal and the teachers could not chose a favorite. The teachers even went as far as going to Costco and purchasing all of the pictures that were submitted and printed them out. To end off our fire unit we had the choice to work with our friends to create a fire project that is going to be on display at our “Evening Fire Preparedness.” For our project we are making a rap about what fire does to our community and how to prevent a fire. All of the projects are very interactive and fun. Overall, these last couple of weeks have been super fun and a great learning experience. This fire unit was a great opportunity to have fun but learn at the same time. Also it was the funniest thing in 6th grade so far.

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D-Day WWII June 6, 1944

With Hitler’s armies in control of most of mainland Europe, the Allies knew that a successful invasion of the continent was central to winning the war. Hitler knew this too, and was expecting an assault on northwestern Europe in the spring of 1944. He hoped to repel the Allies from the coast with a strong counterattack that would delay future invasion attempts, giving him time to throw the majority of his forces into defeating the Soviet Union in the east. Once that was accomplished, he believed an all-out victory would soon be his. On the morning of June 5, 1944, U.S. General Dwight D. Eisenhower, the supreme commander of Allied forces in Europe gave the go-ahead for Operation Overlord, the largest amphibious military operation in history. On his orders, 6,000 landing craft, ships and other vessels carrying 176,000 troops began to leave England for the trip to France. That night, 822 aircraft filled with parachutists headed for drop zones in Normandy. An additional 13,000 aircraft were mobilized to provide air cover and support for the invasion. By dawn on June 6, 18,000 parachutists were already on the ground; the land invasions began at 6:30 a.m. The British and Canadians overcame light opposition to capture Gold, Juno

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and Sword beaches; so did the Americans at Utah. The task was much tougher at Omaha beach, however, where 2,000 troops were lost and it was only through the tenacity and quickwittedness of troops on the ground that the objective was achieved. By day’s end, 155,000 Allied troops–Americans, British and Canadians– had successfully stormed Normandy’s beaches. For their part, the Germans suffered from confusion in the ranks and the absence of celebrated commander Field Marshal Erwin Rommel, who was away on leave. At first, Hitler, believing that the invasion was a feint designed to distract the Germans from a coming attack north of the Seine River, refused to release nearby divisions to join the counterattack and reinforcements had to be called from further afield, causing delays. He also hesitated in calling for armored divisions to help in the defense. In addition, the Germans were hampered by effective Allied air support, which took out many key bridges and forced the Germans to take long detours, as well as efficient Allied naval support, which helped protect advancing Allied troops. Though it did not go off exactly as planned, as later claimed by British Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery–for example, the Allies were able to land only fractions of the supplies and

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La Pine, OR 97739 503-267-0222 Meetings: Community Kitchen 1st Tuesday of the Month 7:00 pm Central Oregon Veterans Outreach William Wringer, President 51568 Hwy 97 (La Pine Square) La Pine, OR 97739 707-410-7588 Office Hours: Monday -Thursday, 10:00am to 3:00pm

American Legion Post 45 Steve Mays, Post Commander 52532 Drafter Rd La Pine OR 97739 541-536-1402 Meetings: Post, 2nd Tuesday of the Month 9:30am -8:pm

Deschutes County Veterans Services Keith McNamara, County Veterans Service Officer CVSO) Carrie Lucas-ACVSO Shannon ORF, Customer Service Clerk Phone: (541) 385-3214 Mike Maier Building 1130 NW Harriman Street Bend, OR 97703 (541) 385-3214 Phone Email: vets@deschutes.org Office Hours: Monday -Thursday, 8:00am to 3:30pm

VFW Post 7242 Wayne Barth, President 16480 Finley Butte Rd La Pine OR 97739 541-536-1312 Meetings: Community Kitchen 1st Tuesday of the Month 7:00 pm VVA Chapter 821 Carl Bass, President 16480 Finley Butte Rd, (CONT)

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Facts about Father’s Day

Father’s Day is the fifth most popular card-sending holiday, with an estimated $100 million in card sales. Husbands, grandfathers, uncles, sons and sons-in-law are honored as well as father. The first presidential proclamation honoring fathers was issued in 1966 when President Lyndon Johnson designated the third Sunday in June

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as Father’s Day. Father’s Day has been celebrated annually since 1972 when President Richard Nixon signed the public law that made it permanent. Neck ties, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, are the number one gift for Father’s Day. In terms of popularity, Father’s Day gifts include hammers, wrenches and screwdrivers. Other presents for dad have a sporty theme: Golf clubs and fishing rods. Rose is the official flower for Father’s Day. Wearing a red rose signifies a living father, while white one represents deceased father. It has been claimed by Hallmark, the renowned greeting card maker that Father’s Day makes up the fifth-largest card-sending holiday in the world. It is believed that the word “Dad” dates back to as early as the sixteenth century.

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In 1966, President Lyndon B. Johnson issued the first presidential proclamation honoring fathers, designating the third Sunday in June as Father’s Day. Six years later, the day was made a permanent national holiday when President Richard Nixon signed it into law in 1972.

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This is the last warning I’m giving you. Don’t look at me like that. What kind of friends would advise you to do that? Two wrongs will not make a right. You have to do it, whether you like it or not.

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UV Sparkle Soft Hackle The UV Sparkle Soft Hackle is a pattern I dreamed up after fishing the Crooked River some years ago. I had tied up a few orange scud patterns for a trip to the Bighorn River in Montana, and I happened to have a few leftovers in my box one day at the Crooked River. I tied one of these scuds on the leader and immediately started catching fish. It

By Phil Fischer Contributing Writer wasn’t until a few years later that I learned enough about the Crooked River’s entomology, thanks to John Anderson of the Central Oregon Flyfishers, when he clued me into the fact that aquatic sow bugs that were a key source of food for Crooked River Redband rainbows. The aquatic sow bug is orange in color, hence the success of my orange scud pattern. When I learned this, I sat down to the vice and began to experiment. I like soft hackles and tied a few versions that mirrored the orange scud color. After several versions, I finally settled on the UV Sparkle Soft Hackle. The fly is tied in the same color orange as the Aquatic Sow Bugs. I vary the size from 14-18.

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The Aquatic Sow Bug is but one use for UV Sparkle Soft Hackle Materials List: this versatile pattern. I also use it to imitate Hook: Daiichi 1260, Size 12-18 emerging mayflies. Particularly Callibaetis on Thread: 70 Denier Orange Thread East Lake, where I will tie this pattern in size Rib: Ultra Wire – Small Brown 12-16 and use it while wind-drifting the lake. UV Resin: Clear Cure Goo - Hydro But I also use this fly for a Pale Morning Dun Thorax: Peacock Goddard emerger on the Upper Deschutes and Metolious Caddis Flash: Hareline Ice Dub – UV Tan rivers. For PMD’s I’ll downsize and tie it Hackle: Whiting Brahma Hen - Brown on size 16 – 18 hooks. I will also generally Tying instructions and steps are being published use a darker brown thread for a PMD. The in video form, and can be found on the Sunriver characteristics that make this fly successful, I Anglers web page at http://www.sunriveranglers. believe, is the color, the pulsating hackle in the org/fly-tying-corner, on Facebook at https://www. water, and lastly, the light signature offered by facebook.com/SunriverAnglers/, or at the following adding the UV Tan Ice Dubbing. YouTube URL: https://youtu.be/MPvANGN0V0Y. If you watch the video embedded as a link at the bottom of this page, you’ll see that the Learn to tie this fly pattern and fish it in rivers or lakes steps leading up to the finished fly can look a to imitate several emerging mayflies, or the Aquatic little sloppy by adding the UV material to the Sow Bug in the Crooked River. If you have questions fly. The camera has a way of catching a lot or would like additional information about the UV more detail than the naked eye. But I assure Sparkle Soft Hackle pattern, please don’t hesitate you, the finished fly is elegant and indeed to email me. Or if you have suggestions on future catches fish. Give this pattern a try next time patterns to feature in this column, I welcome your you sit down at your vice to tie a few flies. input. I can be reached at Philfischer@sbcglobal.net.


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The Sun is Gone! – Eclipse Mythology By Helen Woods, Staff Writer

As Oregon gets ready for the Great American Eclipse this summer (August 21), I began to wonder what people long ago must have thought when the Sun disappeared for a time and then miraculously reappeared. They didn’t have the technology we have today to either know what caused the Sun to disappear nor to be able to accurately predict exactly where the great darkness would occur. The ancients of the world made up stories about the cause and effect of the great darkness

Here are some of their beliefs:

SWALLOWING FIRE

The Vikings saw a pair of sky wolves chasing the sun or the moon. When one of the wolves caught either of the shining orbs, an eclipse would result. In Vietnam, a frog or a toad eats the moon or the sun. The Kwakiutl tribe on the western coast of Canada believe that the mouth of heaven consumes the sun or the moon during an eclipse. In fact, the earliest word for eclipse in Chinese, shih, means “to eat,” he said.

GRAND THEFT

Korea: The King ordered celestial dogs to do their best to capture the Sun or the Moon. Of course, they are never were successful., but whenever they bit either orb an eclipse occurred! Hindu: The demon Rahu, disguises himself as a god so he can steal a taste of an elixir to become immortal.. The sun and moon see what Rahu is up to. They report him to the god Vishnu .Vishnu slices off his head before he can swallow the elixir. Rahu’s head turns immortal, but his body dies. The demon’s head continues to move through the sky, chasing the sun and the moon out of hatred. Every now and then he catches them and swallows them, but since Rahu has no throat, the sun and the moon fall out of the bottom of his head!

Ah, this is a hard task mostly because we are on the Earth, not on another planet where we could get a good look at our entire planet.. Here is a synopsis of an article in Popular Science. For the entire article, you can go to the source, 10 Easy Ways You Can Tell For Yourself That The Earth Is Not Flat. Moriel Schottlender, January 26, 2016 The Moon Aristotle (384–322 BCE) made many observations that proved to him that the Earth is round. When he observed the shadow of the Earth on the Moon’s surface during a lunar eclipse, he saw that the shadow of the Earth on the Moon is round. Ships and the Horizon What you would see if you watched an ant crawling toward you over a curved surface? Imagine an ant walking along the surface of an orange, into your field of view. If you look at the orange “head on”, you will see the ant’s body slowly rising up from the “horizon”, because of the curvature of the Orange - the same phenomenon works with ships on the horizon of a spherical Earth. Varying Star Constellations Aristotle (384-322 BCE) noticed that the stellar constellations changed as you travel north or south. The only way one could observe this is if the Earth was round. If it was flat, one would always see the same constellations no matter where on the flat Earth you go. Shadows and Sticks If you place a stick in the ground in La Pine and one at the border of the Unites States and Canada. The one on the Canadian border would cast a longer shadow than the one in La Pine. If the Earth were flat, both shadows would be the same length. Images from Space In the past 60 years of space exploration, we’ve launched satellites, probes, and people to space. Some of them still travel through the solar system and beyond and transmit amazing images over to our receivers on Earth. And in all of the photos, the Earth is spherical. The curvature of the Earth is also visible in the many photos snapped by astronauts on the International Space Station. Now that we have firmly established that he Earth is round. I must tell you that it isn’t. It is continued see Earth next column

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NATURAL RECONSILIATION

Batammaliba people in Togo and the Benin in Africa believe the sun and the moon are fighting during an eclipse. The people “encourage the sun and the moon to stop fighting. They see it as a time of coming together

Curiosity, etc.

How Can You Prove the Earth Is Round?

and resolving old feuds and anger. It’s a myth that has held to this day. The Navajo regard the cosmic order of the universe as being all about balance. An eclipse is just part of nature’s law. You pause to acknowledge that that time is special, and you reflect on the cosmic order. Some Navajo still observe traditions associated with an eclipse by staying inside with their family, singing special songs, and refraining from eating, drinking, or sleeping. You’re not supposed to look at an eclipse either. They say if you look at the sun during an eclipse, it will affect your eyes later. (All from National Geographic)

By Helen Woods, Staff Writer

Peeling a Raw Egg Coloring Milk

I may have misled you a little on this one. The word “peel” implies that you have to take off the shell the same way you “peel” a boiled egg. The problem is that this is next to impossible. I might have been clearer if I had asked how can you remove the shell from a raw egg. Isn’t English a fun language? What is THE answer? Well, one thing fun about science is that often more than one solution to a problem exist. You may have come up with a solution better than mine, but let me share what I did and why. The first problem is what is the egg shell made of? It is made of CaCO3(calcium carbonate), the same chemical that the mineral calcite and the rock limestone are composed of. I remembered that a test for calcite is to drop a little HCl (hydrochloric acid) on it and look for bubbles. Bubbles = calcite. HCl dissolves calcite. Aha! Now, I don’t have a local source for HCl. But I can get a common acid at the grocery store. Vinegar is an acid! So, I poured some vinegar into s glass and gently slipped the egg slipped the egg into it. The egg shell began to give off bubbles! CaCO3! After 24 hrs., the egg wasn’t bubbling as much even though there was still shell material on it, so I poured out the old vinegar and replaced it with a new batch. Twenty-four hours later, the egg shell was gone! If you try this and dissolve the shell, examine the egg. How does it feel? Is it bouncy? Does the membrane seem to be strong or weak? Now, if you can get some Karo syrup from the grocery store, submerge the “peeled” raw egg in some of it and put it back in the refrigerator. After 24 hours, discard the syrup and add a new batch. What happens? Why?

Earth (continued)

an oblate spheroid. The Earth is composed of a solid inner core, a liquid outer core and a semisolid mantle and it rotates on its axis, it tends to bulge out at the equator and flatten at the poles. This gives us a shape shown below – an oblate spheroid.

Milk is mostly water, but it also contains vitamins, minerals, proteins, and tiny droplets of fat suspended in solution. Fats and proteins are sensitive to changes in the surrounding solution (the milk). Like other oils, milk fat will not dissolve in water. When soap is mixed in, however, the fat molecules break up and then the soap molecules begin gather up the soap molecules. Thanks to the soap connection, the fat can then be carried by the water. This is when the fun begins! The molecules of fat bend, roll, twist, and contort in all directions as the soap molecules race around to join up with the fat molecules. During all of this fat molecule gymnastics,

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the food coloring molecules are bumped and shoved everywhere, providing an easy way to observe all the invisible activity. As the soap becomes evenly mixed with the milk, the action slows down and eventually stops. Try adding another drop of soap to see if there’s any more movement. If so, you discovered there are still more fat molecules that haven’t found a partner at the big color dance.

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RODEO

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Ned Ledoux By Candy Yow, La Pine Rodeo President In 2002, a dream became a reality when the La Pine Rodeo Association became the first sanctioned rodeo in the history of La Pine. Since then the rodeo has gone through changes and facelifts. The common thread has always been the dream of not only growing as an organization, but growing in harmony with the community. Meeting the needs of not only entertainment, it has grown as a leader in helping put La Pine on the map as a destination for an exciting and interesting place to spend the 4th of July weekend. What started as a two day event has grown into a four day extravaganza that La Pine has never seen before. For the last two years we have brought nationally acclaimed recording artists to La Pine, Oregon. They said it couldn’t be done but we have proven that if we get them here, not only will the community support it, we can bring people from all over the Northwest to our city. These people come from all over to spend money in our community. This means a boost to the local economy that benefits all of us. So this year we doubled down and took a leap of faith and brought two exciting young artists to La Pine for all to enjoy. For many years Chris LeDoux, a rodeo cowboy, singer, songwriter and entertainer brought real country music to us. Sadly, his career was cut short when he passed away from cancer. Luckily, he passed his passion for music down to his son, Ned. Ned LeDoux took up where his dad left off and put his dad’s band, Western Underground, back together and they will be headlining our concert on July 1st. We didn’t stop there though. We went out looking for someone to open the show for Ned and we found an amazing talent that we couldn’t pass up. Josh Gracin rose to fame on American Idol and his career took off. Hit after hit set him up for stardom. But he had an

Josh Gracin obligation to serve our great country and he proudly served in the United States Marine Corp. Having fulfilled his duties, he is now getting his career going once again and we are blessed to bring him to La Pine. Tickets for this great concert are available at bendticket.com or you can get them from any of the Board of Directors of the La Pine Rodeo Association. Gates open at 4:00 pm. Tickets will also be available at the gate. So if that isn’t enough excitement for you, we are bring you two days of NPRA sanctioned rodeo excitement on July 2nd and 3rd. Cowboys and cowgirls come from seven different states along with many locals to compete for prize money, buckles and gas cards. Gates open at 4:00 pm and the rodeo action starts at 6:00 pm. The fun isn’t over yet though. We top it off with the fast paced excitement of our Buck n’ Boom, a bull riding only event to bring a little bang to the 4th of July. We are bringing some of top riders to La Pine to test their talent against some of the rankest bulls to ever leave the bucking chutes! That didn’t seem like enough See Rodeo page 20

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Frontier Days’ “Geriatric Crew” Vows that “The Show Must Go On” By Newberry News Staff Putting up tents, digging post holes, building fences – not the kind of hard, physical labor you’d expect from a team of 60- and 70-year-olds. And these pre-event tasks are followed after Frontier Day crowds have long dispersed by taking everything down, cleaning and putting the items away for next year’s festivities. (The team also helps throughout the year with other events such as the Outdoor Recreation & Gun Show, the Rhubarb Festival and the Newberry Music Festival.) “The ‘geriatric crew,’ as we call ourselves, consists of six to eight stalwarts, the youngest of whom is now 66,” explained Ann Gawith. “Year after year, they have been doing everything we’ve ever needed done, both inside and outside. “We’ve worn out numerous younger people who worked for two days, or even two hours, and then left,” she continued. “The words ‘you guys do such a good job – I’ll be back’ have never been uttered.” As the only female member, Gawith (known as “Queenie” to her teammates) asserted that “They’ve never cut me any

slack.” The crew works four to five hours a day in the week leading up to Frontier Days, with an equally arduous schedule during teardown. “What we now lack in physical strength is replaced with determination and perseverance,” added Gawith. “Sometimes we have to invent along the way. We don’t want anyone to get hurt, so we make sure to rally around one another. And although the work can be intense, we’re friends, and have a great time.” Gawith’s husband Gerald warned that “we need younger people, and by that I mean those in their 40s and 50s, to step up and start helping. Frontier Days wouldn’t happen without the efforts of our volunteers.” Qualifications include “being fit and able to do physical labor, including some lifting,” he added. “Someone with a truck or trailer is always handy.” For more information, call 542.536-7821, or contact: info@lapinefrontierdays.org. (Current ‘geriatric crew” members include, in addition to the Gawiths, Jerry Boucher, Lynn Hatch, Ron Silverthorne, Todd Moorman, Dave Off, and Ken & Eileen Schumer. The alumni roster features EJ Neuman, Tom Floyd, LA PINE Dave Frank, Steve Fenn, Foot Inspection • Trim/File/Callus Removal Ted Scholer, Dick Fritts, Massage/Moisterize • Tips & Training for Care Ken Mulenex and Pete Penzenik.) “Routine medical foot care is the easiest, most “Huge apologies efficient and inexpensive way to provide increased if any names were mobility, reduced pain, and prevent wounds.” omitted,” emphasized 3rd Monday each month at the Gawiths. “We are La Pine Senior Center, 16450 Victory Way getting older, and our memory is shot along CALL FOR PRICING & APPOINTMENT www.OregonFeetRetreat.com with our backs!” DAWN UNZE, Registered Nurse • 541-788-4785

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Here are some tips to try this month and throughout the year: Slow down on the sodium: Americans eat more than double the daily amount of sodium recommended by the American Heart Association. Too much sodium increases the risk of heart disease, stroke and other health problems, but this excess isn’t just from salting at the table. Americans get most of their sodium — 77 percent — from processed foods. If you choose these foods, compare the labels and look for lowersodium versions. Pile on the fruits and vegetables: Choose all kinds of fruits and vegetables — fresh, frozen, canned, juiced and dried. Fruits and vegetables contain vitamins, minerals and other nutrients. Look for fruits and vegetables of many different colors. Then try a “healthy sauté” using a small amount of liquid to cook vegetables. Need a quick, healthy weeknight dinner? Try a salad. The American Heart Association has tasty recipes packed with such items as tofu, broccoli, mushrooms and much more. Get the skinny on fats: Learn how to substitute good fats (mono and polyunsaturated fats) for bad fats (saturated and trans fats). For example, try canola oil or olive oil instead of butter. Choose lean meats, poultry without skin and fish instead of fattier cuts of meats. Enjoy heart-healthy fats in moderation and remember this tip: 1 teaspoon equals 1 serving.

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Last month, La Pine Community Health Center (LCHC) had the honor of partnering with the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office (DCSO) to serve the children of our community with the Helmet Patrol program. The purpose of Helmet Patrol is to interact with the children of La Pine in a fun, creative way while teaching them basic bicycle safety. As a kick-off to this program, the LCHC Outreach team and a few deputies from DCSO visited both La Pine and Rosland Elementary Schools to draw feedback from their kindergarten3rd grade students. The deputies were overwhelmed by the kind–and humorous– responses they received as the children spoke, wrote and drew about why they are thankful for our Sheriff and deputies. The kiddo’s even had the opportunity to challenge the deputies to the monkey bars! While the deputies were a bit more competitive, the children definitely had the advantage on speed. As La Pine continues to grow, our local deputies look for more ways to assist the members of this community. Now that spring is in full bloom, folks are spending more of their time outdoors and children are dusting off their bicycles and hitting the pavement again. So, LCHC united with DCSO by donating fifty brand new bicycle helmets of various sizes to be

given to children in La Pine who may not have one. If a deputy is on patrol and comes across a child riding a bike without the proper head protection, they are equipped to offer the child a fitted helmet. It is an honor for LCHC to provide the necessary equipment to keep our future leaders safe. Also, the DCSO has offered to reward children that they see riding their bikes cautiously with a helmet on. Both LCHC and DCSO are hopeful that this new program will prevent serious injuries from bicycling accidents. If you would like to view the artwork and more photos from our kick-off event, please feel free to visit and LIKE our Facebook page - https://www.facebook. com/La-Pine-Community-HealthCenter-1674078046223819/ "As an employee of La Pine Community Health Center, it was an honor to participate in such an amazing community-building event. The staff at La Pine Health Center would like to extend an extra warm thank you to the deputies of our community. We are very fortunate to have such great men and women to protect and serve our community." – Sissy Hutchings, LCHC Outreach

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Food Rhubarb – A Vegetable Disguised as a Fruit Rhubarb is a vegetable with a unique taste that makes it a favorite in many pies and desserts, but rhubarb is NOT just for pies. Being a vegetable and tomatoes being a fruit, you can pretty much use rhubarb in anything that calls for tomatoes. It was initially cultivated for its medicinal qualities in Britain and China; it was not until the 18th century that rhubarb was grown for culinary purposes and brought to the United States. Rhubarb is actually a close relative of garden sorrel, very rich in vitamin C and dietary fiber. Rhubarb is a cool season plant that is very winter hardy, which makes it ideal for our high desert planting. Following a season of growth the rhubarb crown becomes dormant and temperatures below 35°F are required to stimulate bud break and subsequent growth. This vegetable is one of the first signs of spring. The shoots emerge in abundance as long as the temperatures remain cool. As temperatures increase, top growth is suppressed, even appearing dormant in periods of extreme heat. With declining temperatures in late summer, foliage growth resumes. Rhubarb stalks are found in local grocery stores and you can also buy it fresh from the garden at L & S Gardens where we have over 200 plants in the ground now ready for harvesting. Rhubarb varieties are classified as red, green with hints of

red or a deep maroon. Most people prefer the red stalked types, although the green ones are generally more productive. Red stemmed types are not necessarily sweeter because color and sweetness are not always related. In many cases, the same variety has acquired different names in different parts of the country as the plants get moved around, particularly for types grown from seed, although you may wish to purchase specific varieties, don’t overlook acquiring equally productive and delicious un-named “heirloom” plants from friends’ backyards. Once planted, rhubarb plantings remain productive for 10 to 15 years. To celebrate this plant I invite you to join us on Saturday, June 10 from 9 am to 4 pm at L & S Gardens for our 8th annual Rhubarb Festival where you can observe and taste the many different ways you can use rhubarb. At this event you will find rhubarb beer from Sunriver Brewery, rhubarb wine from Honeywood Winery, dozens of main dishes and desserts all made using rhubarb. We will have 55 vendors, 3 big bands including our very own Armadillo Band from La Pine, Chihuahua Desert Band from Portand and the Electric Cowboy from LaGrande, Oregon. ADMISSION is one can of food to be donated to St. Vincent de Paul Social Services.See our ad this page.

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Rendezvous! A Trip Back in Time

(continued from front page & page 3) loves seeing the, “kids and just be kids” get into character for the weekend. Now as then a rendezvous is organized by the “Boosway”. The Boosway for the Little Deschutes Rendezvous is Ralph “Stump” Torpin. He says he enjoys reliving this vital part of American history and he does it “out of reverence for our ancestors”. He continued by saying, it takes a lot of work to set-up and run these rendezvous and couldn’t do it without the help of his Segundo: Andy “Wait for me” Anderson, Al Welch, Mac Cunnington and many others. PMM President, Ralph “Stump” Torpin, describes their “Rondy” as a great family event where people of Tony &* Kathy all ages can participate together in a DeBone enjoy common interest. In fact, many of the youngsters are outfitted with their own the Rendezvous rifles and participate in the shooting events set up just for the kids. Watching ball down with the ramrod, thus the moniker “muzzle them shoot, it becomes obvious that loader” or “front stuffer”. these youngsters have been taught Even though they use replicas of what the well about how to handle a gun and to mountain men had in the early 1800s they are still just respect what it can do. They also are as dangerous if proper precautions are not adhered frequently crack shots. to. Both Torpin and Anderson emphasize that safety Shooters bring all kinds of period of all participants is a number one priority. “You firearms to a Rondy. You find long really can’t stress safety too much.” Torpin says. This guns like rifles and smoothbore “trade attitude has paid off. In the now 31 years the PMM guns” along with pistols and knives have been hosting their Rendezvous they have never and tomahawks used in a wide variety had an accident. of competition events. To be authentic A Black Powder Rendezvous is more than a everything must be pre-1840. That few days roughing it in the wilderness; it is also the means nothing that uses cartridges is camaraderie of being with others who share your allowed and no revolvers. (They hadn’t same interest. been invented yet.) Long rifles and Anyone wanting to find out more about Black pistols have to be reloaded after each Powder shooting and the Ponderosa Mountain Men shot by measuring the powder down can phone either Torpin or Anderson at, 541-420-9536 the barrel followed by ramming the Many thanks to Steve Coffee, for his contribution and photographs.

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Christmas Valley Chamber 2017 Awards Banquet

By Florence Neis Staff Writer The Christmas Valley/ North Lake County Chamber of Commerce held its 7th Annual Awards Banquet “Bibs and Ribs” April 22nd at The Lodge at Summer Lake, focusing on Volunteerism. Master of Ceremonies Carl Shumway opened the ceremony with a short speech extolling the commitment and hard work of volunteers who make Christmas Valley and North Lake County communities a great place to live. Keynote Speaker Teri Myers (“Magda Barenove”) spoke about the Newberry Country Trail, an area encompassing South Deschutes County, North Klamath County and North Lake County. Newberry Country Trail will promote local economic development by encouraging visitors to explore the region’s small towns and attractions. Carl then introduced presenters who recognized the six businesses and individuals who represent the spirit of volunteerism and contributions to the community:

Small Family Business of the Year – Gifts-N-More Ilene and Darrell Anderson

Educator of the Year – Chad Waldron

Educator of the Year – Chad Waldren, Ag Science teacher at North Lake School Emergency Responder of the Year – Gil Foust of Summer Lake Volunteer of the Year – Glenna Wade of Christmas Valley Small Family Business of the Year – Gifts-N-More Ilene and Darrell Anderson Business of the Year – Summer Lake Hot Springs, Duane Graham Lifetime Volunteer – Merv Stutzman of Christmas Valley The chuck wagon dinner was provided by The Flyway Restaurant at The Lodge at Summer Lake.

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Sunriver

Sunriver Fitness and Aquatics attracts both visitors and residents

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“We’ve pulled the plug on Portland, our former home. After more than a year and a half of preparations and planning, we’ve decided that now is the time to open our doors. We’re here to stay.” So asserted Christian and Persida Myers, co-owners (with their partner Benjamin Clapa) of Sunriver Fitness and Aquatics in Sunriver. Formerly known as Mavericks, the 32,000-squarefoot facility includes an indoor swimming pool, two cardio areas, a strength-training floor, a basketball court and a rock-climbing gym. Additional attractions include classes for fitness, aquatics and scuba, personal training,

a wading pool with splash effects, a hot tub and sauna, and an interactive child game room. Free parking and child care are available starting June 1. The facility came with a FlowRider 1800 perpetual-wave machine (the only one in Central Oregon) valued at $500,000. According to the website, “it is not just a ride,” but offers those daring enough to try it “a sport that has the look of surfing, the ride of snowboarding, the tricks of skateboarding and boards derived from wakeboarding.” (The Flowrider can be booked for a $20 90-minute session, and rented for special events.)

In this column, we share what local Rotarians, your La Pine friends and neighbors, are doing to help South Deschutes County. By Rotary Club of Sunriver-La Pine

Rotarians Volunteer to Get Highway 97 Cleaned Up For Summer Visitors KEEPING ROADS CLEAN – Like many groups, Rotary participates for the Adopt-A-Highway program run by the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT). Four times a year, members clean up along Highway 97 between the two Highway 97 entrances to Sunriver (Exit 151 and Exit 153). While ODOT provides trash bags, reflective vests, safety awareness information and work area signs, members provide the labor. The club wants to thank the following Rotarians for lending a hand in the April clean up: Janice Dost, Dennis Smeage, Jackie Schmid, Ray Kuratek, Phil Murphy, Rob Foster, Ron Schmid, Gene Bennington, Marv Henberg, and Community Service Chair Laurie Henberg. LOCAL ROTARIANS RETURN FROM GUATEMALA – To bring clean stove technology to Latin America, Sunriver-La Pine Rotary President Ray Kuratek and fellow Rotarians Charlie and Monet Beith returned in April from serving on a volunteer team working with StoveTeam in Antigua, Guatemala. StoveTeam International is a nonprofit that teams up with volunteers around the world to build stove factories in Latin America to produce safe, affordable, fuel-efficient cook stoves. Ray, Charlie, and Monet share their fascinating adventure with the club in late May.

As part of Oregon’s Adopt-A-Highway program, Sunriver-La Pine Rotarians removed trash from Highway 97. Standing L to R: Janice Dost, Dennis Smeage, Jackie Schmid, Ray Kuratek, Phil Murphy. Kneeling: Rob Foster, Ron Schmid. Participants not in photo: Gene Bennington, Marv Henberg, and Laurie Henberg.

JOIN US FOR BREAKFAST – Summer is almost here and that means hundreds of returning part-time residents. If you are an out-of-area Rotarian, we would love to see you “make up” in Sunriver. Just go to the Sunriver Lodge and visit the Hearth Room (main floor) at 7 a.m. any Wednesday morning. Interested in becoming a Rotarian? The club is now developing a seasonal membership option designed for snowbirds or others living part-time in the area. If you would be interested in this option, please contact Mark Dennett (Mark@dennettgroup.com) for more information and for an invitation to one of our breakfast meetings. HAVE A STORY TO TELL? – Speaking of our morning meetings, the club is always looking for speakers to share their story with our members. If you would like to be a speaker at a Rotary meeting please email Mark Dennett (Mark@dennettgroup.com).

The Myeres admit that they faced multiple challenges in getting Sunriver Fitness and Aquatics ready for its debut. “There were structural issues and a ton of cleanup,” said Christian. “We also needed to update the pool system technology, and renovated all surface areas.” And let’s not forget the weather. “The effects of the harsh winter reached epic proportions: the heat coils went out, and the boilers went down,” he added. But the Meyeres persevered. “Members of the previous facility are awestruck by the beauty of the building and the amazing pool,” Persida noted. “We’ve signed up a lot of the old members, and word is spreading quickly.” “We had our eye on Central Oregon for a long time,” said Christian, whose father has lived in Sisters for 25 years. “In addition to attracting visitors and vacation renters in Sunriver, we want to let the folks down south know about our facilities, and capture the market of people commuting back and forth from Bend. They’re the ones who will carry us through the winter.” Sunriver Fitness and Aquatics has three options for those eager to try out its many attractions: day use passes, membership (which is paid monthly, with no initiation or cancellation fees), and what is called the “Vacation Home Yearly Pass Program.” (Local residents are also eligible.) “We didn’t come to wheel and deal,” Christian emphasized, “and there are no strings attached to any of these options. If you decide that Sunriver Fitness and Aquatics doesn’t meet your needs, we’ll say ‘we’re glad you came, and tried it out.’ “We’re not about snake oil and smoke, but believe in honest competition for the patronage of Southern Deschutes residents and visitors alike. If you want to talk to me, just call my number – it’s listed on our website (www.sunriverfitnessandaquatics.com). See Ad on Back Cover

Sunriver Books and Music Book Reviews & Events By Deon Stonehouse Craig Johnson returns September 7 to present The Western Star, the latest in the Walt Longmire series that inspired the hit TV show. Sign up early to attend, space is limited. The Western Star releases September 5, we are happy to pre-order for you. Saturday June 3 at 5 PM Hannah Dennison presents Murderous Mayhem at Honeychurch Hall, set in the Devon countryside. Iris is in a tizzy, the only copy (despite her daughter Kat’s advice to make an extra) of her latest manuscript was mailed but did not arrive at the publisher’s office. Iris fears her identity will be unveiled by the snoopy postmistress. Her neighbors know her as Iris, not the bestselling author of romantic suspense Krystalle Storm. Saturday June 17 at 5 PM we are honored to have Omar El Akkad for a presentation on American War, one of the most significant and powerful novels this year. As a journalist, he reported on the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, violence in Ferguson, Missouri, and the loss of land as sea levels rise in Florida and Louisiana. What happens when a society is broken down with violent conflict? Omar El Akkad puts an American answer to that question.

His main character, Sarat, is a southern girl who loves her family, and has a bright questioning mind. She will grip you from the beginning. In 2074, the Second American Civil War begins; the country is split along ideological and economic lines. Coastal areas are underwater and great swaths of the country are dry dust Saturday June 24 at 5 PM Janie Chang presents Dragon Springs Road, set in 1908 Shanghai. Jialing is 7 when the Fong family’s wealth is exhausted and they relinquish their estate. She lived with her mother in the western portion of the property, behind courtyard walls separating them from the central home. Instructed to hide quietly and await her mother’s return, days pass and Jialing is soon hungry. Luckily, she is guided by Fox, a wise spirit of many years, who urges her to show herself to the eldest daughter of the estate’s new owners, Anjuin Yang. Author events are free; refreshments and drawings for prizes are included. Sign up to attend by calling 541-593-2525 or emailing sunriverbooks@sunriverbooks.com. More information is available at sunriverbooks.com


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Sunriver’s Camp Abbot Trading Co. is an extraordinary shopping experience. By Newberry News Staff “This is the busiest we’ve ever been during the first days of operation of a new store – it’s unprecedented.” Bob Mitchell, owner of 10 Ace Hardware stores in Washington and Oregon (including three in Bend), added that when people walked into his newest operation – Camp Abbot Trading Co. in Sunriver – “they stood looking around and just said ‘wow.’ Many of them stayed for hours. “This is far more than just a hardware store,” Mitchell emphasized. Camp Abbot also offers pet, feed and rural farm products (including live chickens), men’s and women’s clothing, sporting goods, BBQ items, housewares, STIHL power tools, gifts and building materials. Rentals are available for tools and equipment, as well as recreational and party items.

According to Mitchell, “we’re the only authorized Segway dealer in Central Oregon.” Another attraction is a 20,000-square-foot garden center with a 3,500-square-foot greenhouse, selling plants, shrubs, soils, lawn furniture, pots, planters and pavers. Abbot Trading Co. also features a Hallmark Gold Crown “store within a store” that stocks only premium products such as top-of-the-line greeting cards and collectible items such as ornaments. Mitchell admitted that the remodel of the previous building “has taken much longer, and cost much more than expected. Along with restoring and making modifications that enabled us to function better as a retail store, we added HVAC, changed all the interior and exterior lighting to LED, and made

that “the community has been very welcoming, and we’ve received a lot of positive feedback. We’re very happy to be here.” The grand opening of Abbot Trading Co. is scheduled for the first weekend in June. Store hours are Monday – Saturday, 8 a.m. – 7 p.m., and Sunday 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. It is located at 56820 Venture Lane in Sunriver. Tel: (541) 593-8168. See Camp Abbot Ad on Back Cover

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(There’s even a prominently displayed child’s rocking horse – still just 25 cents.) “And as our main distribution warehouse is nearby, we’ll be able to offer better pricing and the ability to keep inventory in stock.” Crane agreed that “it took notoriously long to open Camp Abbot Trading Co. due to structural and other issues. Some customers complained of the delay, but their ire subsided once they got in the door.” One of 22 employees, Crane noted

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Entertainment

Calendar of Events Rhubarb Festival. June 10, 9am4pm, L&S Gardens, 541-536-2049

Evening of Hope Relay for Life Fundraiser. June 23, 6pm, Frontier Heritage Park

Father’s Day. High Desert Museum. June 18. Fathers admitted free. 541382-4754

Vacation Bible Adventure (age K-6 grade), June 26-29, 9am-Noon. La Pine Community Church. Free. 541536-3685

High Desert Museum Backpack Explorers Every Wed. and Thurs. 10-11am. High Desert Museum. Kids 3-5. Registration fee. Contact Marissa Ticus at mticus@highdesertmuseum.org, call (541) 382-4754, ext. 329 or register online at highdesertmuseum.org/backpack-explorers-87.

Family Fun Storytelling Every Thursday, 10:30-11:30am. La Pine Library

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FreeFire Day! Recycle yard debris for free! Visit the FireFree website at www.firefree.org La Pine- June 2 and 3, Southwest Transfer Station. Bingo La Pine Senior Center Bingo Every Monday night, 5:45pm, and every Tuesday 12:45pm. 16450 Victory Way lapineseniorcenter.org, 541536-6237. La Pine Moose Bingo Every Wednesday, 5:45 pm. Meals available. 52510 Drafter Rd, La Pine, 541-536-3388 La Pine American Legion Bingo Every Thursday. Ticket sales: 4:40pm, First game: 5:45p.m. Burgers, French fries, and Polish dogs. 52532 Drafter Rd, 541-536-1402. La Pine Caregiver Support Group Every Friday, 10:00-11:30am. Hearts and Home, 51681 Huntington Road. If you have questions or need to arrange a ride, please contact Heidi at 541-536-7399. Alzheimer Support Group Every second Thursday of the month, 10:00 am. Prairie House Assisted Living, 51485 Morson, La Pine. 541-508-4111. Free Veterans’ Breakfast Every secnd Thursday of the month, 8:00 am. Prairie House Assisted Living, 51485 Morson, La Pine. 541-508-4111. American Legion Post 45 Meeting Every second Tuesday of the month, 6pm. 52532 Drafter Rd, La Pine. 541536-1402. La Pine Lions Club Dinner/ potluck,Every second Wednesday 6pm; Business meeting Every 4th Wednesday, noon. Finley Butte Community Hall, Contact: Sue Mose 541-536-5413 Alcoholics Anonymous (La Pine, Sunriver and Deschutes County) Hotline: 541-548-0440. For information on meeting times and locations, call Central Oregon Intergroup at 541-548-0440 or check online at district5aa.org.

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day. For more Information please call Laura Dickinson 248-980-8234 or email sunriverwomensclub@gmail. com. Family Fun Every Tuesday, 10:30 am. Sunriver Deschutes County Library. Interactive story time with songs, rhymes, and crafts (0-5 yrs.)

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Jane Kirkpatrick Book Signing. July 1, 1-4:30pm. Fort Rock Homestead Village Museum. 541-576-2251

La Pine Library Family Fun Storytime Interactive Storytime with songs, rhymes, and crafts. Program is geared to ages 0-5, but the whole family is welcome! NO Storytime on June 1, or June 8 as we prepare for our Summer Reading Program. Storytime resumes on June 15. Thursdays, 10:30 am Friends of the La Pine Library Hours for the Friends’ Book Nook: Tuesdays, 10 am – 1 pm, Thursdays & Saturdays, 1 – 4 pm Superb Snakes Appreciating our cold-blooded, slithering neighbors: hear how snakes contribute to the High Desert ecology and help build a better ecosystem. This is an adult program. Saturday, June 3, 2:00 pm Friends of the La Pine Library Rhubarb Festival Book Sale: join The Friends for a great Book Sale, at the Rhubarb Festival. They will be at L & S Gardens, 50808 South Huntington Rd, in La Pine. Saturday, June 10, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm The Library Book Club A casual, monthly discussion about the books we love (and sometimes hate). Everyone welcome! Thursday, June 15, 12:00 pm Music and Movement   Movement, music and stories to develop skills! Geared to 3-5 year-olds. Thursday, June 22, 10:30 pm LEGO Block Party Read! Build! Play! Join other builders and a gazillion LEGOs. All ages welcome to come and have fun! Saturday, June 24, 1:00 pm Friends’ Meeting The Friends of the La Pine Library will be meeting in the La Pine Library. Everyone welcome! Tuesday, June 27, 1:00 pm Build! Make! Take! Bombastic Sprouts Get your DIY on with seeds, bombs and eco art! Ages 9 – 17. Wednesday, June 28, 3:30 pm

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Sharon Engel’s “Summer Meadow’ Selected as 4Oth Anniversary Poster for Sunriver Music Festival SUNRIVER, ORE – Artist Sharon Engel’s exquisite look at the colorful meadows of Sunriver has been selected as the 40th Anniversary poster for this year’s Sunriver Music Festival. Each year, local artists are asked to submit artwork for poster consideration. A committee of art enthusiasts selected Sharon’s painting.  Beautifully framed by Eastlake Framing, the original painting called “Summer Meadow, Sunriver” is now on display at the Sunriver Music Festival office in The Village, Building 13. The painting will be a featured auction item at the Festival’s annual fundraiser, Festival Faire, on Sunday, July 16th at the Sunriver Resort Great Hall.  With a campy 70s theme celebrating the Festival’s 40th anniversary, Festival Faire

includes an evening of dining and a lively auction with music by talented Young Artists Scholarship winners. To get complete information on the 40th Anniversary season, to purchase tickets, or learn more about Festival Faire, go online www.sunrivermusic.org, call the office at 541-593-1084, or email at tickets@sunrivermusic.org.

Sunriver Library Family Fun Storytime Interactive story time with songs, rhymes, crafts. 0-5 years. Storytime resumes June 13. Tuesdays • 10:30 a.m. Music, Movement & Stories Movement and stories to develop skills. 3-5 years. Tuesday, June 20 • 10:30 a.m. LEGO Block Party Kids + 1 gazillion LEGOs = fun. All ages. Saturday, June 24 • 3:00 p.m. Around the World: Egypt Zap back in time to Ancient Egypt and create your own cartouche, LEGO Sphinx, and sugar cube pyramids. 6-11 years. Tuesday, June 27 • 1:30 p.m. BUILD, MAKE, TAKE Scribble Bots Engineer silly doodle-terrific robots and giant brush bots. 9-17 years. Supplies limited. Tuesday, June 27 • 3:30 p.m. Shawna Dailey Public Services Specialist Deschutes Public Library (541) 312-1087 http://www.deschuteslibrary.org

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Real Estate Fixer-Upper Dress Up Your Home: Tips To Sell

cont from pervious page You've heard it before and it is indeed true, bathrooms make a big statement to a potential home buyer. Spending a couple thousand dollars in a bathroom to make it look cleaner and more modern can add significant value to a home. Add value to a home that would appeal to the broadest range of potential buyers possible. Would most buyers like floral wall paper? Probably not, so skip that improvement. Would most buyers value a fresh coat of paint in a neutral color? Most likely, so maybe that is an area you can spend money in. Of course, many fixer-uppers will need larger repairs and sometimes you just have to bite the bullet and make those investments. While you may not see an exponential increase in value by adding a new furnace, those kinds of steps have to be made and you will see an increase in value by making the home more livable than it was when you purchased it. Always be sure to keep in mind that the value you're looking to add should be easily communicated to the customer and when the time finally comes to sell the property, make sure you list all that you did in order to get as much good faith with potential buyers as possible. Did you add sealant to the windows? Note that and talk about the benefits sealant can have on insulating a home properly. Especially in a climate of rising energy prices, such an improvement might take on greater meaning if you put it in context of just how much energy it saves. Selling a home is marketing and after doing all the work you've done on a fixer-upper, make sure you get credit. It would be a shame to go around a property adding small touches that are unseen by a buyer because you fail to mention them.

By Joe Lane, co-owner of The Lane Real Estate Team at http://www.joelane.com

Prospective home buyers are just like anyone else, they gravitate to what they can have a tangible connection with. Abstract teaching will always be harder to understand than concrete examples and real estate transactions are no different. When a home buyer walks in to a property, they want to feel at home and you can help that feeling grow. While worrying about the appearance of your home is important, it means nothing without the proper marketing techniques. Landing a good real estate agent that knows your area and type of home is more important than vacuuming before showings and only with the right price point will you even get the chance to show off your home. These few tips will help your home look more appealing to prospective home buyers, but those prospects need to be in the right frame of mind too. If you have set the price abnormally high or are in a bad area, they might expect more and you will have to keep that in mind. If you

have the price set right and have a decent location, your cosmetic improvements will hit home much better. Your Neighborhood Reflects On You When a buyer gets involved with a particular property, that buyer is purchasing not just a home but a location. As much as you might not want to admit it, your neighbors have a direct influence on the appearance of your home and if one yard looks like it has gone wild or needed home repairs go neglected, that makes your own home look a little less inviting. If you are on good terms with your neighbors and don't mind asking politely for some care, that can be a great way to instantly improve the appearance of your neighborhood. Most neighborhoods have grassy areas that are designed for the community as a whole and making those look better will also help your area feel better to a prospective home buyer. Planting some flowers or caring for what is already

planted can go a long way towards presenting an inviting appearance.

Stick With What Is Visible The term "curb appeal" exists for a reason. When a buyer drives up to your home, he or she will envision living in the home. They want to feel that if they purchase your particular piece of real estate, they will enjoy coming home after work every day. The landscaping in the front yard, the condition of your porch or front door area and the condition of the driveway will all communicate positive or negative feelings on a first impression. One of the challenges of selling a home is to get a prospective home buyer to accept some of the faults that are inevitably part of any piece of real estate. The easiest way to do that is to present the best possible look for your home. Grabbing a home buyer's attention before they even get out of the car will land you a lot of leads.

DENNIS HANIFORD’S

DENNIS HANIFORD, PRINCIPAL BROKER

Respond To Feedback These attempts to improve the appearance of your home and neighborhood will not woo everyone, so be sure to at least try to pick the brains of those that come away disinterested in the home. It is easy to take the rejection of your home, particularly if you have done work to dress up, personally. Don't let your emotions get the best of you and take suggestions to heart. Fixing that one little thing might give the next prospect an entirely different view of your real estate. Getting a home buyer interested in your property takes a great deal of effort and entails a great number of little steps. Part of the journey should center on the outward appearance of your home and projecting the best possible image so that a prospective buyer will walk up and imagine what it would be like to come home to that image every day. If you win over a prospective buyer's heart, you will find the rest of the real estate process flows much easier.

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3bd/2ba frame home completely remodeled in 1994, this 2144 sq. ft. home on 1.70 acres was built for family & entertaining. Very open light & bright family room goes right out to the big deck. Formal living room & dining area off the newly remodeled kitchen. 3rd bedroom downstairs can be used as an attached apartment has a bathroom & kitchenette. 2 oil monitor heaters & woodstove for heat. Attached oversized carport & 24x24 shop & completely fenced. $285,500 MLS 201605396 Incredible custom home on 11 acres. Mountain views, landscaped. Custom features throughout the home making it very unique. If you have dreamed of a lodge style home you have got to see this one. Huge shop with RV door and insulated room, corrals, backs up to BLM, lots of wildlife. $849,900 MLS 201604230

This is a well maintained 2bd/2ba home on 9.54 acres. Each bedroom has a private bathroom. Living room & kitchen are very open. There is a 960 sq. ft. vented green house. Many trees and flower planted on property which is neat & clean. This is a must see. $163,000 201702019

Perfect Opportunity to have your Home and Business on the Same Property with it being Zoned RUC-C. 3 Bedroom 2 Bath Frame Home on 2.11 Acres. Great Room, Breakfast Nook, Utility Room, Attached Garage. Property is Fenced on three Sides and has Front and Back Deck. 30x40 Shop is Located at the Entrance of the Property so you can keep your Business separate from your Home. City Water. Possibilities are Endless. $239,000 MLS 201702425

Crescent Lake Properties 19021 Alpine Breeze, Crescent Lake Beautiful mountain views seen at both levels of this cabin. Blue Knotty Pine interior throughout. Sits high on the lot for maximum privcacy. This roomy 3 bed/2 bath cabin has a separate laundry area off the kitchen. Shaded covered lower deck and a large cement porch off the kitchen area. Extensive rock landscaping with a paved drive to the front of the cabin and a gravelled circular drive that surrounds the cabin. Minutes from Willamette Ski Pass, trails and numerous lakes. A great vacation area. MLS# 201703729 $305,000.

18619 Diamond Peaks Drive, Crescent Lake Stunning custom built home in the heart of Crescent Lake. This 3b/3b home boasts an additional 1b/1b apartment above the garage. Gourmet kitchen /master suite includes a propane wood stove, french doors to a private deck and spa like bath. Loft entertaining area, bath and two additional bedrooms. Custom 2 bay garage. Apartment has a bedroom, bath, propane stove and kitchenette. Amazing mountain views. Mins from skiing, fishing and more. MLS# 201704137 $599,000


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