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What's Inside Civic Calendar........................2 Civic News...........................2-7 NEW Scouts Corner...............7 SPECIAL SECTION Honoring Our Veterans .8, 9, 10 House & Home......................12 Business Spotlight..............14 No. Lake County...................15 Adventures ...........................15 Education..............................16 Food & Recipes....................17 Sunriver.................................18 Crossword Puzzle................19 Calendar & Entertainment...20 Pets........................................21 Science..................................21 Real Estate...................22 & 23

Volume 16 Issue 11

Veterans Day 2017: Honoring Our Women in Service

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A LOOK BACK By Staff Writer

La Pine Inter-Mountain (La Pine, Or.) 1911-1934 Vol. 1. NO. 48. La Pine, Oregon, Wed. April 17, 1912 Publisher: E.N. | Hurd Weekly

Much Depends on Meeting Well Attended Meeting Saturday Will Have Influence Crescent is to Be Represented With a Delegation

Transforming La Pine pg 3

Medicare Open Enrollment pg 4

Jake Obrist pg 5

NEW Scouts Corner pg 7

Crack in the Ground pg 15

Recipes pg 17

See Meeting pg 7

Big Sign Board to Designate the Reserves

By Staff Writer Chosen as grand marshals for this year’s Veterans Day activities (and shown above from left to right), Teri Torentino (U.S. Navy), Sharon Reeder (U.S. Air Force), Patty Couch (U.S. Air Force) and Lisa Clark (U.S. Navy) grace a vintage vehicle provided by High Lakes Car Club. Having chosen to live in La Pine after their years of service, they appreciate the strong presence

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of fellow veterans in the community. “It’s one of the best things about being here,” said Reeder. Added Clark, “we’re all supportive of each other.” Tolentino, noting that “the general public is very patriotic here,” enjoys being among other veterans because “they get it.” In Couch’s words, “you have a brother or sister around if you need help. We’re family.”

From Bagger to Mentor at Grocery Outlet

(Science, Technology, Engineering & Math)

By Staff Writers There’s a lot of excitement with all the new focus on STEM in Deschutes south county schools. In 2014 the La Pine STEM Group (LPSG), a 501c-3 nonprofit organization, was formed to support STEM education efforts at the five local schools

in South Deschutes County, in what was recognized as “an underserved area”. While it took time for LPSG to gear up and bring awareness of STEM and its educational value to south county, 2014 saw grants from the City of La Pine and nonprofits in the greater La Pine area, that See STEM Robotics page 6

By Staff Writer “My mom, sister and I applied to work at Grocery Outlet at the same time. We all were called for interviews and subsequently hired.” But, recalls Kayanna Holum, that’s where their paths diverged.

While Kayanna’s mom works as the front cashier (who opens in the morning), and her sister began as a manager (who closes the store at night), “I started as a bagger.” Soon her upward trajectory began. “Gina (Turner) asked me See Kayanna page 16

Tourists and other travelers in Central Oregon this year will be greeted by huge sign boards suspended over the roads on lines of national forests they are about to enter. Orders from the agricultural department in Washington, D. C., which have recently been received by the forest supervisors at Prineville, Bend, and Crescent, direct the signs to swing 14 feet above the level of the road and to be suspended from posts 18 inches in diameter at the top, thus assuring their permanency. The sign boards are required to be in position before the forest fire season begins this summer. The usual department cloth See Sign Board pg 7

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“We’re Here to Help People Out”

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Please Note: Meeting dates, times and durations are subject to change or cancellation without prior notice.

By Andrea Hine, Contributing Writer

“People think that we’re always out chasing bad guys, but the average deputy is really community driven. I don’t know how many times we do simple stuff like brushing snow off cars, changing lightbulbs, or climbing trees to rescue a cat – which many don’t associate with cops.” Deputy Kyle Kalmbach of the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office wants to set the record straight. “In La Pine, some people live way back in the forest. During the winter when these areas are pretty inaccessible, we bring them groceries, blankets, and gas for their heaters. A lot of times the money comes out of our own pocket. “We keep extra coats, gloves and hats in the back of the vehicles – some of the clothes are our own. We’re here to provide a service – to help people out,” he emphasized. Kalmbach, a teacher at La Pine Middle School for more than 10 years, estimates that he interacted with 1,000 families and 1,500 students during his tenure there. “I loved teaching and I love kids,” he said, “and coached the varsity basketball team, as well as football & baseball.” Joining the Sheriff’s Office at age 36, Kalmbach applied the same principles to both career choices. “When I was a teacher, I could just have given out worksheets, and taught the same lessons year after year. Instead, I wanted to spend more time with the students, and was always looking for a better way to introduce new ideas. “Those of us with the Sheriff’s Office aren’t here to just bust people and throw them in jail. We try to figure out how we can help them. Most of those we see are good people; they just make bad decisions. Our job is to listen and


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Deschutes County Tax Accessor Presentation Tuesday, November 7th, 5:00 pm, City Hall Public Works, Tuesday, November 14th, 10:00 a.m., City Hall Urban Renewal Board, Wednesday, November 15th, 5:00 pm, (Tentative), City Hall City Council Regular/Work Sessions November 15th, 6:00 pm, (Tentative), City Hall City Council and LPRD Joint Work Session, Thursday, November 16th, 5:00 pm City Hall

La Pine Rural Protection Fire District La Pine Rural Protection Fire District 11-17 Regular Board Meeting, Thursday, November 9, 2017, 9:00 a.m. Location: Main Fire Station NOTE: Meeting location is accessible to persons with disabilities. Requests for an interpreter for the hearing impaired or for other accommodations for persons with disabilities should be made at least 48 hours before the meeting at 51590 Huntington Road.

Christmas Valley Rural Fire Protection District Board meeting Wednesday November 15th at 7:00 pm Christmas Valley Fire Hall

“It’s a side of the Sheriff’s Office that people don’t usually get to see,” observed Deputy Kyle Kalmbach, shown during one of his visits to a local elementary school. “As deputies, we come during our lunch hour to just hang out with the kids, and answer their questions about what we do. On occasion, we bring armored vehicles with lights and sirens, and let students honk the horns. Or we engage in competitions such as “Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?” or dodge ball games with the kids versus the cops. We even push each other on swings and teeter totters. It’s part of our job – which is 100 percent helping people.” possibly offer some advice so they don’t make the same decision again.” Kalmbach continued: “La Pine is a





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30-minute drive from the jail in Bend. That means we have 30 minutes to make an impact on that person’s life. We try to keep the transport window (which separates the front and back seats) open and form a relationship – to figure out ‘how do we fix this so we don’t have the same interaction again?’ “People I’ve arrested have called back to ask for more help, and even gotten back in touch years later,” noted Kalmbach. “’I’ve moved, am engaged and found a job,” said one man. “I wanted you to know how well I’m doing.’ Everyone else had given up hope; I showed sincerity in his well-being, and told him that ‘when you get out, you have a friend.’ “This has happened with a lot of deputies, including instances when people have attempted suicide, and don’t want to be patronized. ‘You’re the only people who care about us,’ the deputies are told. “In order to be a good cop, you have to be there to help. And if we don’t have the resources, we’ll find someone who does,” Kalmbach said. “Our ultimate goal is a healthier community – and we’ll do whatever it takes.”


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Deschutes County Address: 2577 NE Courtney Dr Bend, OR 97701 Phone: (541) 312-2233 Nov 1, 2017 10:00 AM Board of Commissioners - Business Meeting Nov 1, 2017 1:30 PM Board of Commissioners - Work Session Nov 6, 2017 10:00 AM Board of Commissioners - Business Meeting Nov 6, 2017 1:30 PM Board of Commissioners - Work Session Nov 7, 2017 6:00 PM Hearings Officer Hearing - Public Hearing Nov 8, 2017 10:00 AM Board of Commissioners - Business Meeting Nov 8, 2017 1:30 PM Board of Commissioners - Work Session Nov 9, 2017 4:00 PM Board of Commissioners - Fair Board Nov 9, 2017 5:30 PM Planning Commission - Regular Meeting Nov 14, 2017 6:00 PM Hearings Officer Hearing - Public Hearing Nov 20, 2017 10:00 AM Board of Commissioners - Business Meeting Nov 20, 2017 1:30 PM Board of Commissioners - Work Session Nov 23, 2017 Deschutes County - HOLIDAY - Most County Offices Closed Nov 24, 2017 Deschutes County - HOLIDAY - Most County Offices Closed Nov 27, 2017 10:00 AM Board of Commissioners - Business Meeting Nov 27, 2017 1:30 PM Board of Commissioners - Work Session Nov 29, 2017 10:00 AM Board of Commissioners - Business Meeting Nov 29, 2017 1:30 PM Board of Commissioners - Work Session

Klamath County Klamath County BOCC Meetings are posted weekly Check commissioners/Weekly/calendar.pdf for a current meeting date and time.

November 17, 2017 Gail Achterman Commission Room 355 Capitol St. NE Salem, OR 97301 Contact ODOT/OTC, 503-986-3450 for time or updates.

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Civic News Downtown Development Efforts Will Transform La Pine By Andrea Hine, Contributing Writer

A Downtown Everyone Can Be Proud Of A recent walk from City Hall to Grocery Outlet, which took less than five minutes, solidified a vision for City Manager Cory Misley. “I stepped over broken patchwork concrete, navigated sidewalks that were too narrow and sections where no sidewalks existed at all, and jaywalked across US 97 because of the lack of crosswalks.” But projecting ahead to next spring, Misley doesn’t see this “messy and unsafe” streetscape. Instead, he imagines the complete makeover of the west side of US 97 between 1st and 6th Streets – the culmination of a strong partnership between city officials and ODOT. “After years of working on this project, which will impact every aspect of the highway and every business on this west-side section, we’re in the home stretch,” Misley summarized. “The entire corridor will look like the portion in front of ODOT’s maintenance yard and City Hall – with the same curbs, eight-foot sidewalks, and landscaping (enhanced with more rocks and shrubs). Decorative pedestrian lighting will extend all the way down, featuring at least 12 'luminaire' fixtures spaced 165 feet apart. “Four crosswalk locations have been identified,” he continued, “and each will have ADA-complaint curb ramps on both sides of 97. Two of the crosswalks will also feature roadway lights, raised medians (or ‘pedestrian refuge islands’) and RRFBs (rapid rectangular flashing beacons) to warn traffic that a pedestrian is about to cross the highway. In addition, the speed limit will be lowered to 30 mph instead of the current 35 mph along this stretch.” La Pine resident Marvin Pugh welcomed these pedestrian-oriented measures. “Traffic really roars through town,” he observed, “and this will help slow it down.” Noted Misley: “The crosswalks, and the added safety they provide, will eliminate the need for a school zone. We’re also working toward making Huntington and 97 a major gateway into La Pine, and will wrap the sidewalk around that angled corner as a step in that direction. “The project is being financed primarily with state money and grants,” Misley emphasized, “with federal money earmarked for the ADA-compliant ramps. The city has been budgeting and planning for its small share of the overall cost (specifically landscaping and lighting), and no loans are involved. Nor will residents’ bills or taxes be affected. “This is only the beginning,” promised Mosley. “Our five-year goal is to do the entire east side of the highway as

The complete makeover of the west side of US 97 between 1st and 6th Streets will include four crosswalk locations, each with ADA-compliant ramps on both sides of the highway. Two of the crosswalks will also feature raised medians and flashing beacons to warn traffic that a pedestrian is about to cross. well. But we’re putting one foot in front of the other, and looking forward to our next project milestone in the near future – when people will be able to use and enjoy the new streetscape improvements. “After all our discussion and planning, we’ll really start to see progress in developing a walkable and attractive downtown area that everyone can be proud of.”

“Our Relationship With La Pine Is Really Awesome” “We have cooperated very well together, and the results will be better for everyone,” predicted Brian Earls, owner of Highlander Motel and the adjacent Shell gas station. “I had a good experience working with ODOT.” City Manager Cory Misley is not surprised to hear Earls’ comments. “The safety and beautification improvements along the west side of the US 97 from 1st to 6th Streets – which people will see in the near future – are just part of the overall picture,” he explained. Abbey Driscoll, ODOT’s Community Relations Manager, elaborated. “As is often the case in rural areas, you have a highway running through the middle of town. It’s a natural progression, as a community grows around this highway, that business and property owners inadvertently encroach on adjacent land – regardless of where the city, county or state property lines end.” “ODOT worked with every single property owner, business and tenant – and looked at every private access and road abutting 97 – in order to develop a strategy,” noted Misley. “It was a multi-year effort, and ODOT has done a tremendous job.” “We have specific teams that deal with right of way and access management (ingress and egress), and collaborate with business owners to decide what is safest,” said Driscoll. “The whole process is designed to arrive at solutions that work for everyone.” Brian Earls knows that the project “will narrow our driveways,

“I know that the project will make things look better,” predicted Brian Earles, owner of Highlander Motel and the adjacent Shell gas station. “I hope that ODOT, the city and the business owners will all be happy.” which means that getting in and out will be more complicated. Plus, we’ll have to redo our bay – which maybe had to be redone anyway. But,” he added, “I understand that you can only vary the parameters so much, and know the project will make things look better. I hope that ODOT, the city and the business owners will all be happy.” “Different cities have different ‘flavors,’ in terms of how they want their city to look and function,” Driscoll observed. “Hopefully, what La Pine wants and what ODOT wants align. “We have a really good relationship with La Pine – it’s one of the best we have. It’s awesome.”

Transit/City Center Is “Leading the Charge”

Those passing between Huntington and US 97 along the north side of 4th Street currently see a weed-strewn 1.64-acre lot. Few realize that this uninspiring parcel is the future site of a multimodal transit and city center considered key to the future of La Pine’s downtown development. According to ODOT: “The growth of La Pine and south Deschutes County has created the need for more transit alternatives. Under the city’s leadership, the proposed transit center would serve to better connect La Pine to other cities in Deschutes County – serving commuters, visitors and local residents alike.”

La Pine City officials, working with partners such as ODOT and COIC, are planning a public outreach to obtain a prioritized list of what people in the La Pine area want to see as part of a transit/city center to be located on 4th Street (between Huntington and US 97). (The transit center shown right is located in Sandy, Oregon, a town of 10,000 people located 25 miles from Portland.)

“With the Wickiup Park & Ride at the north end of town, there has been talk for years of having a transit and city center in our downtown area,” said City Manager Cory Misley. “It will be a significant addition to the beautification and safety project currently underway, and a catalyst for the community’s overall revitalization. With the prioritization of beautification efforts and creating a walkable downtown, this site provided the opportunity to get two birds with one stone.” He explained that “Phase I began with ODOT’s acquisition of the property (from a private owner). This will be followed by

frontage improvements such as a 10-foot sidewalk around the property, new pavement, and on-street parking. We’re also envisioning minor site enhancements such as benches, a simple bus shelter, and a bus pull-in zone for easy access to and from US 97. And this is just the beginning.” Continued Misley: “Given its importance, city officials are approaching the property with an open mind. Working with COIC (Central Oregon Intergovernmental Council), we’ve put together a steering committee (including downtown stakeholders from the schools, library, parks & rec, business

owners, and urban renewal board members) to plan a public outreach. “In effect,” he claimed, “we’ll be taking a blank slate and trying to obtain a prioritized list of what people want to see as part of the transit and city center – from downtown parking to restrooms, public art, and charging stations for electric vehicles. There are a lot of possibilities. From the choice of benches and greenery, to the design elements of any structures on the site, the transit center will be ‘leading the charge’ and demonstrating where we’re heading in future downtown development efforts.”

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Civic News Medicare Annual Open Enrollment (AOE) October 15th - December 7th By Cheri Martinen, Contributing Writer

Medicare Annual Open Enrollment (AOE) starts October 15th and ends December 7th. During this time those currently on Medicare have a time to review their Medicare Advantage Coverage and Part D Prescription Drug Coverage. Plans change year to year and it is always a good idea to review your current plan and make changes if necessary. 3 Reasons Why You Might Change Your Medicare Advantage Policy? 1. Better price. Insurance companies re-look at their rates every year and if they feel they need to adjust them up or down depending on their gains or losses they do.

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3. Your drugs may no longer be covered under your plan. As new drugs are added to the market, insurance providers update and change which drugs they will cover. If you are taking a new drug or feel you are paying too much for a prescription now is the time to review and make changes. How can you find out? Start by going to the online directory for drugs they cover. If you do not see your drug listed, call your insurer.

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Preparing for the “Real World” at LPHS By Staff Writer

“One student thought that she wanted offices, a physical therapy practice, a to be a brain surgeon. During the job veterinary hospital, and two health clinics shadowing portion of the ‘School to – during the 16-hour job shadowing Careers’ class, which involved going portion. “I never thought about this career to St. Charles hospital, she was allowed possibility before,” admitted one student into an operating room – and promptly after a rotation, “but I love it!” fainted.” Another student, during a rotation Cindy Jarrett’s dedication to “giving at the local veterinarian hospital, was students guidance on preparing for the dissuaded by the fact that “the schooling real world,” remains undiminished after takes so long.” The owners helped him 21 years at La Pine High School. The explore other options such as being a School to Careers class she developed vet tech. “This is what I want to do,” he for juniors and seniors – comprised of decided. job shadowing in health occupations, and Only a single student is assigned per internships (both paid and unpaid) -- is location at a time. “This helps explain one way to explore possibilities that exist 'adultness' to them,” Jarrett noted. “or after graduation. doing things for themselves. 'This is like “A student interested in EMT, when a job,' I say, 'and you can't have your best shadowing first responders with the La friend with you. And dress nicely.' I also Pine Fire District, went out on a call insist that 'you have to call the employer if where a person had committed suicide,” you’re going to be absent.'” Jarrett recalled. “Afterwards he was Jarrett is sensitive to the fact that “a white as a ghost, and I made sure he lot of my students are helping to support received counseling. The student was their families, so also surprised to learn that between calls, they opt for paid EMTs spend hours on less dramatic tasks internships that result such as cleaning out the vehicles. That is in school credit.” real life.” Paid internships entail Each class lasts a trimester (12 weeks), working for 144 hours and includes in-class preparatory training. at sites such as Dairy Those exploring health occupations rotate Queen, McDonalds, at 10 different sites – including two dental Ponderosa Pizza and See Preparing for the Real World page 16







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Jake Obrist, Public Works Manager “I can’t think of anything negative about my job,” claimed Jake Obrist, Public Works Manager. “I want to see certain things get done, but budget and manpower constraints mean it takes longer. And you need to be frugal and efficient with your time, which isn’t a bad thing.” Obrist’s previous experience includes private excavation, and working for La Pine Water & Sewer Districts (2009 – 2013), and the City of Bend’s Public Works (2013 -2016). He was living in La Pine when his current position was posted. “I applied, they liked me, and I felt I was back home again,” he commented. “I like working with the crew out in the field, and helping them progress. I’ve

been at both ends, and enjoy the teaching aspect of being a manager.” Obrist notes that the water and sewer system improvements slated for La Pine “will add 275 new customers right off the bat – or about another third to the current number. I see a lot of development in the queue here – primarily because of the growth in Central Oregon that was first reflected in Bend. “As La Pine’s population increases, infrastructure improvements are crucial for setting you up to grow the right way,” he claimed. “Fortunately, the city is invested in our community, so instead of experiencing the ‘boom and bust cycle’ as so many other places do, we should enjoy slow and sustained growth.”

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“I like to do anything outdoors,” noted Jake Obrist, who makes a point of going hunting every summer, either using a rifle or (if he doesn’t draw a tag) bow and arrow. “This year my family -- including wife Sierra and daughters Paisley (age 9) and Phoebe (age 6) -- went to Eastern Oregon, where I got a mule deer (pictured on right). “It was a lot of work, but fun.” Obrist, whose daughters also accompany him on fishing expeditions, said that “both of them caught their first fish before they were three years old.”

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STEM Robotics continued from front page allowed LPSG to get the STEM program started. From Summer camps in Robotics, Rocketry, and general STEM, to classes in Robotics and Rocketry (through La Pine Park and Rec) to “Family STEM Night” at the La Pine Middle School. 2015 to early 2017 saw STEM programs further develop at La Pine’s Middle School and High School. With this new focus, LPSG is excited to move forward with support to all five campuses in south county. In late 2015, Michael Way, a retired educator from Florida, joined LPSG. He brought to the board a vast experience in innovative, youth-oriented science and technology programs. With Mike’s urging, the board adopted a Robotics-focused support plan for south county school campuses with Mike as Director. Ken Mulenex, President of the LPSG, stated he had met Mike at a number of Central Oregon Robotic competitions. “You could tell that Mike knew his stuff just from the way he engaged with his robotic teams and his excellent organizational skills. It was easy to see he had been doing this for a while”. “The goal is to generate excitement in young people for science, technology, engineering & math topics – starting with something as simple as opening a box of Legos and metal parts,” Mike explained. “We now have five robotics teams (soon to be six) at La Pine High School, Three

Rivers Middle School, La Pine Elementary and Rosland. Team members program and construct mechanical devices of increasing size and complexity, based on grade level, to do specific tasks. This year’s theme is ‘relic recovery’ (think Indiana Jones and his quest for antiquities), using a 12’ x 12’ space and foam blocks to test the robotic creations, a lot of thought and experimentation are involved.” Efforts culminate in a series of annual competitions, the first of which is being held at Summit High School in Bend on November 1, where 13 teams from Central Oregon will vie for recognition. Way noted that each team has the same kit of parts, size limitations, and controller devices with which to work. “We’re trying to encourage the development of specific skill sets among team members,” Way said. “First is a sense of ‘gracious professionalism’ or what I call ‘co-opetition,’ which includes sharing without arguing, and providing help to others when needed. Second are ‘soft skills’ such as communication, planning and discussion.” According to Way, research shows that STEM graduates are highly successful as adults, many of them becoming innovators, software developers, inventors and professors. “At the very least,” he noted, “the program enables us to sneak science and math in through the back door, and build interest in See STEM Robotics page 16

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LA PINE, OR October 26, 2017 – More and more employers are offering their employees the option of directing their health care spending with flexible spending account plans (FSA) through “cafeteria” benefit plans. And savvy plan participants are directing that spending towards eye care, according to Stacey Yeager, Office Manager at La Pine Eyecare Clinic. “Most participants know they can use their plan dollars for eye examinations, eyeglasses, and contact lenses,” Stacey said. “But there are many more ways to apply those dollars towards eye care.” For example, plan participants can use their accounts to pay for prescription medications for eye conditions such as dry-eye syndrome and glaucoma. Stacey added that these plans may also be used to extend the benefits of a patient’s vision plan. “A patient who is covered by a separate vision plan can use flex dollars for the co-payment on a covered eye health examination,” Stacey said. “Or if their vision plan provides one pair of eyeglasses, the

By Stacey Yeager La Pine Eyecare patient can use plan dollars to pay for computer glasses, driving glasses, or prescription sunglasses.” Some plans have a deadline by which the employee must use the dollars in their account or forfeit them. Contact lens patients who face such a deadline may consider purchasing an annual supply of lenses with their remaining plan dollars, Stacey added. Dr. Graham Balcer is the owner and practitioner of La Pine Eyecare Clinic located at 16410 Third Street in La Pine, OR and is a member of Vision Source. We have a large selection of fashionable eye wear in our Optical Department with reasonable pricing. In addition, we provide contact lens fitting appointments, contact lens ordering, conduct full medical eye exams and accept most major insurances. Call and make an appointment soon. Founded in 1991, Vision Source® is North America’s largest network of private practice optometric physicians. With more than 3,000 offices and 5,600 members in the United States and Canada, Vision Source consists of the most influential experts in the eye care industry.

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Vincent Jones, Eagle Scout Boy Scout Troop 76, La Pine OR

Vincent Jones, a member of Boy Scout Troop 76 earned the rank of Eagle Scout on October 12, 2017. Working with the La Pine Community Kitchen, his Eagle project consisted of repairing donated bicycles from in and around greater La Pine, which were then given away to kids and adults. It took 196.75 hours to complete all the repairs.

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Vincent’s Scoutmaster is Ben Jones, his parents are Ben and Carline Jones of La Pine Vincent is a junior at La Pine High School.

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By Jeremy Johnson, Owner ntegrity Auto Services is growing! If you’ve been by our old shop location lately or tried to call, you’ve likely seen the lines of cars and trucks and our team doing their darndest to keep up! Over the last year and a half at our current location by Gordy’s truck stop, we have maxed out the potential of our shop space and need to stretch out a bit. As a result, I leased Stan Russell’s facility and shop next to the railroad tracks on Finley Butte Road. Besides just letting the community know about our move (so you can find us), I want to thank our customers for their continued support. For those of you that don’t know us - allow me to introduce you to Integrity Auto Services. Earlier in my career as a technician, I worked my way up the ranks in automotive repair as a lead technician in both dealership and independent shops. It was my purpose to use the knowledge and skill I gained to offer quality service and provide trustworthy direction to the customers. This creed has served me well over the years. I tried to do this while working other places, by taking on apprentices, helping build teams and systems to run them by. However, I kept running into a wall. What I found was, if everyone on the team didn’t share a common set of values, we couldn’t keep the business moving in the same direction. It was clear that if I wanted to realize my vision, I would need to start my own shop.

Thus, the creation of Integrity Auto Services! We have been in business since January 2014. This shop is my attempt to pour automotive skill, ethics, wisdom, experience, knowledge and business sense all into one pot and cook up a resource our community can rely on. This has been my mission for over twenty years. However, I found that though I could do the best job possible, give my customers the best value, I can only do this and fix so many cars in a day without the right technicians, proper facilities and equipment. We knew we had to grow to help even more people. What I love about Integrity Auto Services is our customers can rest easy knowing we will treat them right and stand behind our work. Our name is “Integrity” for a reason. It is the standard by which we judge ourselves and binds use together us a team as we deliver quality service to our customers. As a company, we are confident that with the new space we can continue to grow. We are grateful for the opportunity La Pine has given us and look forward to what the future will bring. I would like to invite the community to see our new facility and join us for a Grand Opening Celebration on Friday, November 17th from 4:00 to 8:00 pm. We will be offering tours of the new shop and have food, refreshments and prizes.

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Recognizing the importance of the mass meeting of La Pine country people to be held in the club room at La Pine Saturday afternoon, at which time will be discussed ways and means of having the immense tract of lodge-pole timber land in this section now in the forest reserve thrown open to settlement, the Crescent Commercial club in regular meeting last night passed resolutions commending the step and voted to send down a representative delegation to aid in the movement. Like La Pine, in the vicinity of Crescent there are thousands of acres of black pine

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land more valuable for agricultural purposes than anything else, and if congress can be induced, through a statement giving a true light on conditions here, to throw open the land to settlement, the benefit to this entire region would be immeasurable. Development would be greatly augmented and the wealth vastly increased. It is the opinion of the Inter-Mountain that no meeting has been held in years which means so much to the development of the upper Des Chutes valley as will take place Saturday afternoon. The club hall should be crowded.

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Honoring our Veterans Parade & Chili Feed Has Become an Annual Tradition

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“We like to say that we’re having a party. The Veterans’ Day celebration is what our community is about,” prefaced Kay Nelson, organizer-in-chief of activities that honor La Pine’s many men and women who have served their country. Modest as well as candid, Nelson -- in the midst of preparations for the town’s annual parade and chili feed – asserted that “we don’t know how to do what we’re doing, but it all works out.” It has been said that per capita, La Pine has more veterans than any other city in Oregon. Of the 16,000 veterans in Deschutes County, at least 900 who live in La Pine belong to veterans’ organizations, according to ex-mayor Ken Mulenex.

So when it comes to Veterans’ Day, Nelson and her fellow volunteers promise that not even intemperate weather will get in their way. “When it rained and snowed, our veterans didn’t stop fighting,” they emphasized. “What was initially supposed to just be a parade, has evolved into a bazaar,” Nelson observed. Diane Hernandez recalled the origins. ”The wives of men belonging to Band of Brothers (who meet every Wednesday at Gordy’s Truck Stop) started to have breakfast at the same time and place. At first, there were 12 of us, and we named our group ‘Band of Sisters.’ “Kay mentioned that it would be cool if we had a parade here, which was subsequently organized with our

help,” she continued. Added Nelson, “things started to snowball –then we decided we should also feed the participants. Our mainstays have always been chili and cornbread.” The first year’s activities honored World War II veterans. The second year was a tribute to Korean veterans and those who served in Vietnam. The 2017 theme is “Women in Service.” “A lot of planning is involved,” Hernandez commented, “including Continued on page 10

Veterans Wall at the 1st Annual Veterans Day Parade and Chili Feed

Band of Brothers (BOB) Frank Hernandez, President Gordy’s Truck Stop, La Pine, OR 97739 541-419-0372 Meetings: Restaurant Wednesdays, For Breakfast 7:30am– 9:30am 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 VFW Post 7242 Jim Brainard, President 16480 Finley Butte Rd, La Pine OR 97739 541-536-1312 Meetings: Community Kitchen 1st Tues of the Month 7:00pm VVA Chapter 821 Jim Brainard, President 16480 Finley Butte Rd, La Pine, OR 97739 503-267-0222 Meetings Community Kitchen 1st Tues of the Month 7:00pm Central Oregon Veterans Outreach Frank Hernandez, President 51568 Hwy 97 (La Pine Square), La Pine, OR 97739 707-410-7588 Office Hours: Monday -Friday, 10:00am to 3:00pm Deschutes County Veterans Services Keith McNamara, County Veterans Service Officer CVSO Carrie Lucas-ACVSO Shannon ORF, Customer Service Clerk (541) 385-3214 Mike Maier Building, 1130 NW Harriman Street, Bend, OR 97703 (541) 385-3214 Phone, email: Office Hours: Monday -Thursday, 8:00am to 3:30pm

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Honoring our Veterans Get to Know the 2017 VETERANS DAY Grand Marshals

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Lisa Clark: “We Have a Great Community of Vets Here”

Lisa Clark (U.S. Navy, 1981 – 1985) moved with her family to La Pine in 1976, the same year her father built (“from the ground up”) and opened Vic’s Tavern (later renamed Vic’s Bar & Grill). After commuting to Bend for high school (as none existed locally), she joined the military, and later worked at Vic’s until it was sold to a new owner. Clark and a partner – eyeing a nearby building that had stood empty for three years – joined forces to create Wickiup Station Sports Pub in 2008. “Nine years later, I’m still there every day,” she said. In addition to praising the VA in Bend as “fantastic,” Clark commented that “we have a great community of veterans here, and are all supportive of each other.”

Teri Tolentino (U.S. Navy, 1988 – 1991) has lived in La Pine since 2009, previously living in Maupin (where her husband worked with the railroad) and then Bend, where she cared for her father during his last years. “I love the fact that the general public is very patriotic here,” she observed. “There are also a lot of service organizations that help people in need.” Tolentino enjoys being among other veterans, “who get it,” and feels very honored to have been chosen as a Grand Marshall for this year’s Veterans’ Day activities.

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Patti Couch: “We Are Family” Patti Couch (U.S. Air Force, 1974 – 1986), a jet and turbo prop mechanic during her years of service, decided not to pursue this “feast or famine” field with a company like Boeing or Lockheed. Instead she obtained a degree in Accounting – “so I knew I would have a job next week” – and worked at Warm Springs Indian Reservation. Subsequently transferring to the Forest Service in Albuquerque (a town she knew from her years in the Air Force), Couch amassed enough years to retire with a federal pension. She appreciates the strong veterans’ community in La Pine, claiming that “you have a brother or sister around if you need help. We are family.”

Sharon Reeder: “Vets Support Each Other” Sharon Reeder (U.S. Air Force, 1992 – 2013) “wanted to get away from everything and everybody, and find a place where the trees are green all the time” after she retired in Fairfield, CA. Her father’s plans to move to Bend triggered an expanded search (including Sisters and Redmond) that landed them in La Pine – due to finding the house and property they wanted. For Reeder, “as long as my family is with me, that’s all I care about.” She joined the Lion’s Club, became involved with Community Kitchen (where she did computer work), and started attending the weekly Band of Brothers gatherings. “Vets support each other,” Reeder said. “It’s one of the best things about being here.”

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Band of Sisters La Pine’s indomitable Band of Sisters group (pictured left) was established when the wives of Band of Brothers members found themselves alone at Gordy’s Truck Stop during their husbands’ weekly meetings. As a result of their initiative and determination, what was initially supposed to be just a parade has turned into an annual tradition --including a popular chili feed – honoring men and women from all branches of the armed forces. The 2017 Chili Feed raffle prizes, lighthouse carving and flag, are displayed here with the Band of Sisters.

Parade and Chili Feed Continued from page 8 efforts to get out flyers and obtain the necessary permits from City Hall, and preparing for the chili feed. In 2015, we served 300 people, and last year, despite setting up 45 tables, we didn’t have room for everyone.” “Three hundred and fifty boxes of cookies decorated with a flag on top will be on the tables,” noted Nelson. “And we’ll be raffling off a wooden flag and a lighthouse made by master carver Dan Henery to raise money for veteran-based activities.” Additional highlights include an “empty chair ceremony honoring fallen veterans, which is really emotional,” she said. “The La Pine Community Arts Choir will sing several patriotic songs, and we’re delighted that the ‘Gilchrist Girls’ are returning. This group of young women provide invaluable assistance, so much so that last year, we presented them with a thank-you plaque and $250 for their athletic department. They assured us that ‘Gilchrist will change, but 20 years from now, our girls will still be serving veterans.’ “We’re a veterans’ community,” Nelson claimed, adding that “this is where I want to be if things go bad.”

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La Pine Gardening – Like No Place You’ve Ever Been Before I was born in Astoria, Oregon, but grew up on a small Southern Illinois farm, raising hogs, cows, and row crops. Growing crops in Illinois doesn’t take a rocket scientist. Throw some seeds on the ground, and in the fall harvest your crop. How hard is that? After High School, I went into the US Air Force. Gardening? Sure. Everywhere. I even grew cantaloupe in Arizona. When we moved to La Pine, I decided with my vast knowledge and experience (said tongue in cheek) that I’d put in a garden. Surprise! All that experience and knowledge wasn’t worth a hill of beans. This is La Pine. La Pine ain’t like no place else. My first garden in La Pine, I grew a fine crop of … wait for it … toxic mushrooms. YUCK! I could do better. I bought a greenhouse frame, covered it with greenhouse plastic, and put tomato plants in the greenhouse. Shocker: Greenhouses are NOT bullet proof. My tomato’s were frost bitten and wilted the first night. Growing a garden in La Pine isn’t like grow-

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ing a garden any place else. Is it possible to grow a garden in La Pine? Yes, but I’m by no means an expert. But, here are some things that helped me: People. Talk with other gardeners on what will (and won’t) grow here. People in La Pine are great at sharing their gardening experience. Plants. Some plants do better in our climate, altitude and soil. Frost tolerant vegetables like the cabbage family do very well. Read the tags on your plant purchases. If it isn’t suitable for Zone 5 (risky) Practice. or lower, preferably Zone 3, the plant might not Don’t be afraid to try things. What’s the worst that can happen? They do well. may not work? But, then again, maybe they will. Patience. Bottom Line: Gardening in La Pine? It’s not like any place you’ve ever If you want to taste the “fruits of your labor” it been. It’s La Pine. We do things different in La Pine, and I like it like that. takes patience. Gardening in La Pine can be done, Terry A. Perrine is a member of the Late Bloomers Garden Club. but it’s not a cake walk. Perseverance. Don’t give up. Things happen, it’s La Pine. You can have flowers and fresh veggies if you don’t give up.

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La Pine's 1st Annual Octoberfest By TNE Staff Writers La Pine’s first Octoberfest, by all accounts, was a fun event, with German food, beer, vendors, musicians, and professional dancers. The spirit of Octoberfest filled the Community Center. The event exceeded attendance expectations even though the weather forced it to move from Rosland Camp grounds into the Community Center. Over 300 chairs were filled by attendees and 152 dinners were sold. While entry was free there was a cover charge for the bratwurst dinner and drinks. Professional musicians and dancers added to the festivity. The musicians included an accordionist and the Summit Express Band. Oregon State University dancers, “The Cool Shoes”, included 26 OSU students, who performed various dances including German folk in traditional Bavarian/ Octoberfest costumes for nearly two hours. A variety of vendors displaying goods and services, were a great addition to the evening. Especially a “home-brew” booth that Matt Toepfer, a local, and accomplished, home brewer, demonstrated the ins and outs of making home brew beer. La Pine’s Mayor, Dennis Scott judged the best dress couple’s contest. The contestant couples were dressed in Bavarian/Octoberfest costumes traditionally worn in Alpine regions. For the women, it was a dirndl, full skirt, gathered waist, and closefitting bodice, and the men, lederhosen, leather shorts with H-shaped braces. However, for this Octoberfest, Dan Richer, one of the organizers said that Loggerhosen, cut-off jeans, was a more appropriate name, as it spoke to La Pine’s logging history. And

"The Cool Shoes," OSU student dance troupe performed for nearly two hours at the Octoberfest. They also invited the audience to participate during several dances. The German folk dancing added a festive spirit to the event. the winners were, Donald and Michelle Hazeltine. The Home Brew & Sauerkraut contest were won by Jim Price, for home brew, and Joel Brader, for sauerkraut. Also presented was a Community Award to the Ya Ya Sisterhood for their various community services. Dan Richer, of the Rosland Campgrounds Citizens Committee, the organizers, said that this 1st annual event would not have been possible without the outpouring of support from the business community, non-profit organizations and the tireless volunteers. He said that on behalf of the Committee he would like to thank the community for “a very nice and successful collaboration.” At this kind of event, Dan said, “it takes a village to raise a child, but it takes a community to build a village, and a community is how you live, not where you live.” Plans for making the La Pine Octoberfest an annual event is in the works. a division Concept Retail, Inc



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La Pine’s Home-Grown TV Media and Internet Marketplace. We were having a few problems with our TV and Internet service a couple weeks ago, so I decided to stop by DT Satellites early one morning for some help. I happened to catch both Debbie and Troy Hicks in. I was a little surprised, they have rearranged things quite a bit. Debbie explained that, with rapid changes in the state of the art of TV Satellite media and internet products and their offering it kept them busy staying caught up with all the new technology. DT Satellites has been in La Pine for many years, Debbie & Troy have owned it for the past 7 years. Debbie is the technical side of the business, while Troy manages the office and sales. She said she has been doing it for 16 years and has seen a lot of changes. Troy said that all the new programs and offerings kept him busy and on his toes.

When I asked Debbie about providing service in this industry in a rural area, she stated that while the TV side (Dish & Direct) was becoming more user-friendly and of a better quality, the internet is much more complex and is causing real problems for our seniors. She added this was an industry-wide problem, not just here in rural Oregon. Both Troy & Debbie commented that it was a lot about buying local because customers will call the “1-800 number” thinking they will get local service but instead get a technician from Bend who may not have the skill level or the right parts, which can draw out the length of the service call. “We are your ‘one-stop’ shop” Debbie said. Save yourself a lot of headaches and call DT Satellite direct at 541-536-9570. See their ad on this page.

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Embracing Oregon Christmas Valley's Crack in the Ground T By Kelley Hall, Contributing Writer

Crack in the Ground

his 1100 year old volcanic fissure, which is actually a linear volcanic vent through which lava erupts, has been a long time attraction bringing folks into Christmas Valley, OR. Its location marks the western edge of the volcanic tectonic depression. The entire length of the “Crack” is approximately two miles and in places up to 70 ft deep although not all of it is accessible. Once you park and make your way across the road, continue this short walk until you arrive to your destination. A few options now await you, one could either go to the right which will take you directly down into the fissure or to the left which seems to be a very laborious choice, that would require a rather challenging climb at the very beginning of that entrance. To the right we went. The beginning was not too bad but remember this fissure descends to depths of 70 feet, some areas are steep with uneven ground, we went when it was dry but I can imagine that it could be rather slippery if wet. My husband requires a cane and he turned back probably within 50 ft. Inside the crack the temperature drops 20-25 degrees, which was okay because it was a warm day. What was amazing were the colors in the rock as well as the different textures throughout, which

were absolutely breathtaking. I continued to what I felt was 3/4 of the way when I came upon some pretty large boulders that I would have to climb over and slide down, so at that point I too turned around because even if I slid down the boulders I felt there was no way for me to get back up the boulders to return to the entrance. You can also walk a somewhat hidden path along the top of the fissure. There are places that this path leads you right to the very edge of a very deep drop with uneven ground and large rocks protruding in your path, this is not the safest area for children or adults who are not absolutely steady on their feet. But the view was nice and in some places, you can see a long section of the inside of the fissure. I did enjoy this day trip, the drive was unexpectedly beautiful, and the Crack in the Ground was unforgettable, I will be going again. Note: For those with walking disabilities this is not a destination for you. From La Pine, OR head east on OR-31 for Christmas Valley. Approx. 1 mile beyond is a sign for Crack in the Ground, left 7.5 miles.

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In the High Desert with Montana Charlie

Montana Charlie is an author, poet, and artist. For information about his books and other writings: Contact him at Editor’s Note It’s sort of sad around The Newberry Eagle (TNE) press room these days. Montana Charlie, our favorite poet and friend, of Cowboy Verse and rancher’s wit, will soon be leaving their ranch in Christmas Valley, OR where he and Lisa have made their home. They are moving to Nashville, TN, where the music is rich and family abounds. You have followed and, I’m sure, enjoyed his poetry for quite some time, as we have here at TNE. The Newberry Eagle will continue to bring you his cowboy poetry and bits of lore. While we will continue to stay in touch, we will miss your presence Montana Charlie!

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I remember round the campfire, in my days of misspent youth, Being thrilled to cowboy's tales, of yesterday. In the glow of evening embers, every man would take his turn, Till every man that had it in em, had his say. Each respected for his knowledge, where he'd worked, and where he'd stayed, And the tips on cows, which he'd, learned along the way.

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Where there was better grass or water, firewood or lots of trees, I think the West was first laid out, in just that way. Those memories and their stories, are still carried in my head, And every now and then, I stop and write one down. See I've noticed cowboys gettin' scarcer, and the cattle drives are gone, The young hands have quit the ranch and moved to town. So I sit and write down memories, and the dreams of a rancher's kid, Who's still thrilled, when he remembers, all those things his idols did!

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South County School News – November 2017

Important Dates in November November 9 – Three Rivers Breakfast for Veterans November 9 – Free lunch at schools for Veterans November 10 – No School in honor of Veterans’ Day November 16 – District wide college day November 20 – 24 – Thanksgiving Break – No school November 27 – Food Drive starts @ Rosland Elementary

La Pine Fall Festival was a great success! La Pine Elementary, Rosland Elementary, La Pine Middle School, La Pine High School and community partners from the Student Based Health Center, FAN and Deschutes County Services worked together to present our second annual Fall Festival. Our theme this year was lifelong health. We served over 550 people with dinner that was prepared by our Bend-La Pine Schools Nutrition Services and had about 40 community partners available to present valuable information on community resources, staying healthy and give away some fun

By Karen Kromer Foster, Contributing Writer

gifts. Each family had the opportunity to sample a fabulous minestrone recipe from OSU Extension Service and then pick up a bag of fresh vegetables to make the recipe at home. Families also could take home a bag full of fresh apples from Hood River. We would like to thank the team that helped pull this event together, our valuable community partners, and the businesses that supplied the prizes. The raffle prizes were donated by Grocery Outlet, St. Charles Hospital, Shell Gas Station, La Pine High School, High Desert ESD Pre-K Initiative and Bend-La Pine Schools. Everyone had fun and we look forward to next year! Stay healthy School staff getting ready to hand out fresh veggies.

and thank you La Pine for supporting our students and families!

Also, Three Rivers School is inviting all Veterans to their Veterans Day celebration breakfast on November 9th at 9:00 am. Biscuits and Gravy will be provided by the Wallow Restaurant and coffee from Brewed Awakenings in Sunriver. Please RSVP to Michelle Johnson at 541-3553094 or 541-355-3000.

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All schools will be closed on November 10th in honor of Veterans’ Day. We would also like to honor veterans by extending the invitation to stop by our schools for lunch at no cost on November 9th. Feel free to call your closest school and see what time lunch is served.

November 16th is our annual College Day for Bend-La Pine Schools. This is a fun day for our schools because staff wear our school colors and talk with students about college, careers, and future goals. COLLEGE MAP CAN BE SEEN at on the Regional News page. It is a map of where our Class of 2017 seniors from La Pine High, Bend Senior High, Mountain View High, Summit High and Marshall High are going to college this year.

which gives adults the opportunity to share their mechanical skills, and hang out with some good kids." All students are eligible to participate on the robotics teams. “We’re always happy to have a few more,” emphasized Way. “And we’d love to have additional females – they’re really good at it." For further information on how you can participate and/or provide financial support, please contact Mike Way, 727-580-7767 – or Ken Mulenex, 541306-0159 –

Preparing for the Real World cont from page 5 Sunriver Resort, and an evaluation by their supervisor after 30 days. Non-paying internships mandate 72 hours of work (again, for school credit) at venues like the public library, St. Vincent de Paul, and Community Kitchen. “I’ve never had someone be turned down who wanted to volunteer,” Jarrett noted. The School to Careers class, with its emphasis on “preparing for the real

Kayanna cont from front page

world,” has consistently helped students refine their options. “Two graduates are at COCC right now in nursing as a result of their job shadowing,” Jarrett shared. But that doesn’t mean that her involvement in the well-being of her students is over. “I give out my phone number to graduates, and tell them that they can call me day or night. A lot of them take me up on the offer!


to organize the end cap and make it look pretty.” Then she assumed responsibility for running the General Merchandise (GM) and Health & Beauty Care (HBC) departments. “That means overseeing inventory levels and management, ordering, merchandising, signage, and mentoring other employees in these areas,” explained Turner, Grocery Outlet’s owner (with her husband Brett). “For being 17, that’s a big responsibility,” Holum admitted. “But I’ve always been artistic, as well as organized. I want things to be clean and look good. This is the first time I’ve put my creativity to practical use and gotten paid for it!” Holum acknowledged that “Gina and I talk about how best to organize the departments. For example, Halloween merchandise was initially in the back section. I suggested moving it forward to encourage sales.”

Now a senior at LPHS, Holum is interested in studying criminology or obtaining an EMT (emergency medical technician) COCC. “I’ve me faculty certificate went out of at their way to assist alwaysinliked science helping people,” my goals andand opened many doors I would not be able to open on my own.” she noted. Turner adds that “Kayanna is very “COCC can be used to shape your future activeand in school andfor theopportunity.” community. She is a vessel led the ‘Feed Our Future’ campaign in La Pine last year, and Grocery Outlet’s ‘Feed the Need’ campaign this year. Kayanna was also in the choir and the school musical, and ranked second in her class academically. She has an outstanding work ethic and is well liked by the entire team and by our customers. And she’s only 17!” “I have a lot of people who support me at Grocery Outlet,” said Holum. “Rather than being my co-workers or bosses, they’re like an extended family for me.”

“I found my potential and my true interest.” - CODY MANRIQUEZ


these fields that perhaps wasn’t there before.” Way admitted that “the program isn’t cheap, and is largely grant supported – primarily through ORTOP (Oregon Robotics Technology Outreach Program), an invaluable organization that has helped me find funding for participating schools. Our STEM board 1is also invaluable in providing impetus and encouragement for FIRST and other CTE programs." Ken and Mike both affirmed that, "we’re continually in need of additional financial contributions, as well as mentoring help --


STEM Robotics cont from page 16

CODY MANRIQUEZ Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer Degree “I had no idea what I was capable of until I dedicated myself to my studies at COCC. I found my potential and my true interest. Never in my life had I considered medicine as a career, or even an interest in my life. “The sense of community was what I really loved about my time at COCC. The faculty

went out of their way to assist me in my goals and opened many doors I would not be able to open on my own. “COCC can be used to shape your future and is a vessel for opportunity.”



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Dutch Oven Cooking

By Ann Gawith, Contributing Writer

Jack Rider’s Sweet & Sour Chicken

Dutch Oven Cooking on Your Wood Stove, Hmmmmmm! It looks like the cold weather is here to stay! You know it had to happen … I say embrace it and use these days of all-zday burning in the woodstove to cook up some family favorites in the Dutch oven … something yummy you haven’t done since summer began. One of our favorites is a recipe from the 2006 Central Oregon Dutch Oven Society Cookbook. It is Jack Rider’s Sweet & Sour Chicken (on page 74 if you’re looking it up). This is another simple recipe, but it makes the best S&S sauce you have ever made! The recipe calls for 1 cut-up fryer, but I use just 4 or 6 chicken thighs. The recipe also says to cook for approx. 1 hour, but I give it at least 2 hours for the variables of wood stove cooking … in fact when I made it the other day, it was on the stove for closer to 3 hours because we were busy raking needles and leaves and the fire kept dying down. It was fine of course, because this type of cooking can be very forgiving … it is the cook that needs to be flexible! Because the top of the wood stove is best

for long slower cooking, I use my regular cook-top to start things off … but I have a gas cook-top, and it has occurred to me that not everyone has a gas cook top that is perfect for a Dutch oven with legs. Hopefully you have a BBQ with a gas side burner, or a camp stove that would work for browning and searing … or use a flat bottom DO (just remember to use a trivet when placing it on the wood stove for cooking).

4-6 chicken thighs – bone-in with skin are best ½ cup flour 1/8 vegetable oil 1 cup (8 oz can) crushed pineapple with juice 1 ½ cups brown sugar ½ cup ketchup ½ cup vinegar (I use white vinegar for the sharpest flavor, but others would work) 2 green peppers, chopped 1 large onion, chopped 3 stalks celery, chopped Combine pineapple, brown sugar, ketchup and vinegar in a medium bowl, stir, set aside. Place oil in your 10” Dutch Oven and heat on the stove top until oil starts to shimmer. Dredge the chicken pieces in the flour; place them into the hot oil and brown on both sides.

Remove when brown and set aside. Place vegetables in the DO and saute’ until tender. Add the sauce and stir. Place the chicken back into the DO and ladle sauce over top. Place on the wood stove top and cook for approx. 2 hours … or you can cook this in your regular oven at 350⁰ for 1 hour or until chicken is tender. Note: I crack the lid of the DO open about the last ½ hour or so to let the steam escape and the sauce thicken somewhat. (see picture) This dish begs for rice of course … and for the veggie side-dish I made a saute’ of yellow zucchini (courtesy of a neighbor with more time to garden than I), fresh mushrooms and garlic. The perfect Fall meal … and the house smells heavenly all afternoon while it bubbles away!


November 2017

Mini Gluten Free Pumpkin Cheesecakes with a Gingersnap Crust and Whipped Crème

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create a crust. Add more crust and pack it down until you get half an inch. Bake for 8-10 minutes. In a mixer: whip together the cream cheese, pumpkin puree, and sugar until fully combined. Add in the rest of the cheesecake ingredients: egg, heavy whipping crème, vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Whip on medium until fully combined. Spoon the cheesecake mixture onto the crust. Fill the liners to the top without overflowing. Using a spoon, smooth the tops as even as possible. Bake for 20 minutes. Once finished, allow to cool for 30 minutes then refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving. When you’re ready to serve, peel the cupcake liners from the cheesecakes and top with your favorite whipped crème and sprinkle the top with cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice.

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In this column, we share what local Rotarians, your La Pine friends and neighbors, are doing to help South Deschutes County.

La Pine Third Graders Receive Free Dictionaries By Rotary Club of Sunriver-La Pine, Contributing Writer

Since 1995 the goal of “The Dictionary Project” is to ensure that third graders around the world will enjoy the benefits of owning a dictionary. With the help of Rotary Clubs, nearly 26 million free dictionaries have been given to students over the years supporting “The Dictionary Project”, a nonprofit based in South Carolina. The Sunriver-La Pine Club continues this tradition this month by handing out dictionaries to three South Deschutes elementary schools: La Pine, Rosland, and Three Rivers. An Eclipse To Remember Each year, the club holds a fundraiser to support local nonprofits. Make sure to place Rotary’s 2018 fundraiser on your calendar for Friday, May 4, 2018. One of the special auction items in 2017 was an eclipse flightseeing tour by Rotarian/Pilot Kevin Padrick. Purchased by Mitzi Putney, Mitzi and her son Tom took to the sky with pilot Padrick for a memorable total eclipse adventure combined with aerial sightseeing. “There was a lot of smoke in the sky from the forest fires, so we climbed to 11,500 feet to get above the smoke and get a great view of the area,” explains Kevin. “Since I was flying the plane I couldn’t use eclipse glasses. I had to stay focused on flying since there were hundreds of aircraft in the air. Once the eclipse was becoming total, I pointed the nose of the aircraft into the sun. It was a spectacular view from our vantage point.”

Rotarians Hit The Road, Again In 2015 the club joined Oregon’s Adopt a Highway program providing trash cleanup along Highway 97 between the Cottonwood and Sunriver exits. Under the direction of the club’s service project director, Rotarian Janice Dost, a team of Rotarians spent several hours cleaning the road last month. A special thanks to the following Rotarians for their “service above self” effort: Gene Bennington, Mark Burford, Janice Dost, Robert Foster, J.R. Litehiser, Cheri Martinen, Tom Roberts, and Ron Schmid. New Seasonal Rotary Membership Available The Club is now offering 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. Introduce Your Business To Rotary The club’s new “Business Spotlight” gives local business owners an opportunity to introduce their business to Rotarians, as well as to learn more about Rotary. Club meetings are Wednesday mornings (7:15 a.m.) at the Sunriver Lodge. If you would like to talk about your business at a meeting, please email Mark Dennett ( to schedule a time and to learn details of this program.

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Sunriver Books & Music Book Reviews & Events By Deon Stonehouse

November 4 at 5 PM Kate DyerSeeley presents Death on Tap; written as Ellie Alexander; a fun mystery set in a brewpub in Leavenworth Washington. Sloan steps into the office to find her husband in a compromising position with another woman. Family means a lot to Sloan, she grew up in foster care yearning for a stable home life. She fell in love first with Mac’s G e r m a n parents, they introduced her to Mac and she thought her life was set. Two things are apparent, she cannot keep working in the family brewpub, and she wants her son to maintain a loving relationship with his father. Alex is a great teenager, and an interesting character in the story. Sloan goes to work for Garrett who is opening a small brewpub and needs help. Sloan is gifted in brewing, an ace cook, and experienced in the running of a brewpub; she is just what he needs. Things start out splendidly until a body shows up in an unusual place. Meanwhile Mac is determined to win her back and going about it in all the wrong ways. The characters are likeable, the setting gorgeous, and there is abundant information about brewing. Central Oregon is full of brewpubs; this should be a popular event!

November 11 at 5 PM Diana AbuJaber presents Life Without a Recipe: A Memoir of Food and Family. Diana writes with humor and compassion. In her memoir she tells the story of her family, paying homage to two of the people most influential in her life, her Jordanian father and her Southern grandmother. Both instilled a love of stories and food. Cooks will relish the descriptions of young D i a n a with her Grandmother Grace baking pastry, or her Father cooking meals redolent of his Jordanian heritage. They each loved her fiercely, their passions fired through their different backgrounds and cultures made them opponents in the battle for Diana’s regard. Each wanted what is best and each had a very different opinion of what that might be. Diana lost both of them in recent years; here she focuses on their life, their joys, triumphs and loss. This is also a story of her adoption of the baby girl who bears her grandmother’s name, Grace. Author events are free with refreshments and drawings for prizes. Call 541-593-2525, e-mail to sign up to attend.   

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“No Wrestling in the Living Room!”

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well mannered,” added Jeannie Bates. “It’s great for our kids to be exposed to different cultures. Experiences such as this make them more open minded, and more inclined to ‘open the door and venture out.’” The merits of exploring cultural differences was also acknowledged by Willie Stander, who was accompanying his son Tigan. Sporting the insignia of his South African wrestling league on his windbreaker, Stander noted that “this is our first trip to the U.S. We anticipated that Americans would be more technologically driven, but discovered that we share the same value systems.” Stander, headed next to Sweet Home, Tillamoook and Springfield with the wrestlers and their chaperones, described the group as "like a big family. It has been an amazing and very fun experience. Everyone has been wonderful, and the host families are really there for you." “The people of La Pine made a good impression,” Stander emphasized. “You should be very proud.” “I can’t wait to do it again,” said Coach Dave Kerr, “and apply the lessons we learned from this first visit to welcome our next group of international wrestlers – from Russia, this time – in March 2018.”

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Willie Stander and his son Tigan (far right) were among a group of wrestlers (and their chaperones) who visited La Pine for matches against teams from Central Oregon. Also shown are Jeannie and Ernie Bates, who hosted Tigan, and their children Gavin (also a wrestler), Mason, Grace and the newest member of the family. “It has been an amazing and very fun experience. Everyone has been wonderful,” Stander commented.

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“You don’t say no to Dave Kerr,” explained Taryn Tennant, whose family hosted two wrestlers from South Africa’s Free State Province (where gold mining is the largest employer). “Although English was the boys’ second language, they had a lot in common with my sons – such as enjoying peanut butter and jelly sandwiches with chocolate milk, and playing video games for hours. They were very sweet, and so much fun.” Tennant’s husband Destin, anticipating the needs of their guests, “went to Costco to stock up on foods such as chips and cereals that we don’t normally have in the house. The visitors had a full schedule, with practice every night, in anticipation of an important competition upon their return. According to Dave, we’ll see three or four of these elite wrestlers in future Olympic Games.” Despite being a gracious hostess. Tennant established one strict rule: “no wrestling in the living room!” Jeannie Bates, who “has said no to Dave many times,” also hosted two wrestlers, with the buy-in of her husband Ernie, and children Gavin, Mason and Grace. “It was like having friends over,” said Grace, adding that “they have giraffes like we have deer. Some of them have never even seen snow!” “The visitors were very polite, responsible and

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November 2017

Christmas at the Grange. November 2-4. Holy Redeemer Annual Holiday Bazaar Friday Nov 3rd 9am-5pm & Saturday Nov 4th 9am-3pm. Holy Redeemer Catholic Church 16137 Burgess Road, La Pine. For more information call 41536-3571. La Pine Community Kitchen Fundraiser. Saturday, November 18, 10am-3pm. For more information, call 541-536-1312. "Restorative Yoga Class - Free - Come experience this gentle and relaxing form of Yoga - Wednesday, October 25, 6:00-7:00 - La Pine Public Library Meeting Room (Wear stretchy clothing)" All Day Veteran’s Celebration. November 11, parade 10am. Call American Legion at 541-5361412 for more information. Newberry Speak to Succeed Every Tuesday, 8-9 am. Gordy’s Restaurant, 17045 Whitney Rd., La Pine. Contact us at newberryspeaktosucceed@ La Pine Senior Center Bingo Every Monday night, 5:45pm, and every Tuesday 12:45pm. 16450 Victory Way, 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. Alzheimer Support Group Every second Thursday of the month, 10:00 am. Prairie House Assisted Living, 51485 Morson, La Pine. 541508-4111. Free Veterans’ Breakfast Every second 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. 541-536-1402. 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


Sunriver Christian Fellowship - Visions of Sugar Plums" Bake Sale. Saturday, November 11, 2017 from 10:00 to 3:00 LOCATION: SHARC, 57250 Overlook Road (by Circle 2) in Sunriver Rockin’ Holiday Kickoff. November 25, 2-7pm. Music, Santa Claus, arts and crafts, tree lighting. Free. Visit for more info.


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Family Fun Storytime - Interactive story time with songs, rhymes, and crafts. Program is geared to ages 0-5, but the whole family is welcome! Thursdays, 10:30 am Friends of the La Pine Library - Hours for the Friends’ Book Nook are below. Hours will be changing soon, so stay posted. Tuesdays, 10 am – 1 pm, Thursdays & Saturdays, 1 – 4 pm Tween/Teen Pop-Up Projects - Month of November: “Letters to Vets” Storytime @ Rosland Elementary - Get ready for school with stories and fun. Free and open to the public for 0-6 year-olds. This storytime is held at Rosland Elementary School, 52350 Yeager Drive, in La Pine. Attendees should check-in at the front desk, and go to the school library. Friday, November 3, 9:05 am Music in Public Places - Enjoy a pop up performance courtesy of Central Oregon Symphony. The Dove String Quartet performs Shostakovich 8 and Borodin 2. Saturday, November 4, 2:00 pm Arctic Circle Traverse - The Loneliest Trail - Darren Hill presents an up close-up and personal look into the life of a NASA sponsored International Polar Research team. Tuesday, November 7, 12:00 pm Animal Adventures - Join the High Desert Museum for a fun storytime and craft. Maybe even meet one of the Museum's live animals! Limited to 25 children age 3+ and their adults. Free tickets are available on the day of the program. Theme for this week is ‘Turtles and Tortoises’. Tuesday, November 14, 10:30 am Music, Movement & Stories - Movement and stories to develop skills. Program is geared to ages 0-5. Thursday, November 16, 10:30 am The Library Book Club - Intriguing titles with a fun group! Call or go online for our next read! Everyone welcome! Thursday, November 16, 12:00 pm Storytime @ Rosland Elementary - Get ready for school with stories and fun. Free and open to the public for 0-6 year-olds. This storytime is held at Rosland Elementary School, 52350 Yeager Drive, in La Pine. Attendees should check-in at the front desk, and go to the school library. Friday, November 17, 9:05 am LEGO Block Party - Read! Build! Play! Join other builders and a gazillion LEGO’s! All ages welcome, come have fun! Saturday, November 18, 1:00 pm Library Closure All Deschutes Public Libraries will be CLOSING early on Wednesday, 11/22, and will remain CLOSED through Friday, 11/24. La Pine Library will reopen on Saturday, 11/25, with regular hours.

Sunriver Library Family Fun 0–5 YRS Songs, stories, crafts and fun to build early learning skills for ages 0-5 with their care provider. Tuesdays • 10:30 a.m. Music, Movement & Stories 3–5 YRS Movement and stories to develop skills. Tuesday, November 7 • 10:30 a.m. Hiking the Oregon Desert Trail An introduction to the Oregon Desert Trail. Wednesday, Nov 8 • 12:00 p.m. Animal Adventures 3+ YRS Live animals, stories, crafts with High Desert Museum. Tuesday, November 14, 28 • 12:00 p.m. LEGO Block Party Kids + 1 gazillion LEGOs = fun. Saturday, November 18 • 3:00 p.m. Sunriver Friends of the Library Board Meeting Monthly meeting. Free and open to all. Wednesday, Nov 22 • 2:30 p.m.

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Dove String Quartet to Appear November 4th in La Pine Music lovers and library patrons who enjoyed the Bend Cello Collective (photo right) concert should mark their calendars (if they haven’t already done so) for the second “Music in Public Places” performance being held in the La Pine Public Library’s community room. The October's Free Concert one-hour concert, featuring at La Pine Library the Dove String Quartet, takes place on Saturday, November 4, 2:00 p.m. All ages are welcome to attend. (These free concerts, taking place throughout Central Oregon through a partnership between the Central Oregon Symphony and two area public library systems, are intended to “Make Classical Chamber Music Accessible.”)

“Know Trails” throughout November at Deschutes Public Library Enacted by congress in 1968, the National Trail System Act established a system of trails to encourage the preservation and enjoyment of public lands and historic resources of our nation. Hear from a Triple Crown hiker about her adventures on the iconic long trails. Get essential hiking tips from Deschutes County Search and Rescue, learn about trail-blazers like Florence Nightingale, explore the Camino de Santiago with a dedicated pilgrim, and more during these free lectures and presentations. All programs are free and open to the public; no registration required unless noted with an asterisk (*). Perilous Paths to Progress: Florence Nightingale Hear the story of Florence Nightingale, a woman who dared to rebel and left a legacy. Jane McEldowney, registered nurse and world traveler, entertains and educates as she shares, in character, the story of Florence Nightingale. McEldowney explores how concepts pioneered by Miss Nightingale remain current for students, health care providers, health maintenance organizations, mathematicians, architects, feminists,

educators, military and religious groups. • Saturday, November 4, noon, East Bend Library, 62080 Dean Swift Road, Bend • Wednesday, November 29, noon, Redmond Library, 827 SW Deschutes Avenue, Redmond Chem Trails, Flat Earth, and Deepwater Horizons Community Librarian Nate Pedersen explores a variety of environmental conspiracies. Pedersen is a librarian, historian, and writer in Oregon. He is the co-author of the newly published book Quackery: The Worst Ways to Cure Everything, with co-author Lydia Kang, from Workman. He also serves on the Board of Directors for the Deschutes County Historical Society & Museum. • Monday, November 6, 6:00 p.m., Downtown Bend Library, 601 NW Wall Street, Bend

Arctic Circle Traverse: The Loneliest Trail Darren Hill presents an up close-up and personal look into the life of a NASA sponsored International Polar Research team. As part of the NASA sponsored International (U.S., Canada, Denmark and Germany) Polar Research team, Darren Hill traveled thousands of miles around the Greenland ice sheet RESTORATIVE YOGA to set up and maintain the world’s largest Firn Tuesdays & Thursdays 10:15 – 11:45 Compaction Network SLOW GENTLE FLOW YOGA in history to accurately record the melt and Thursdays Noon – 1:30 movement of the At: La Pine Recreation District Community Center Greenland ice sheet, More Info: 541-306-3320 focusing primarily on See Trails page 21


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PET of the Month for November


Princess is a sweet and loving 11 year-old Domestic Longhaired kitty who was brought to HSCO when her previous owner was moving and could not take her with them. Princess is now looking for her forever home! This little lady was described as sweet, good with other cats and loves to rest on some warm feet. Princess would love nothing more than to be pampered and allowed to cuddle/sleep all day long.

Science Curiosity, etc. Egg in A Bottle How Do We Get It Out? “October Issue Solution” By Helen Woods, Staff Writer

Last month, we learned how to get a boiled egg inside a bottle, without tearing it apart, by heating the air inside the bottle. The challenge for this month was to find a way to get the egg out of the bottle without tearing it apart.

Here are some ideas

• Chemical Reaction: Do this procedure over the

sink. First, add 2 tbs. of baking soda, then 3 tbs. In this position, blow as hard as you can into the vinegar to the bottle. Flip the bottle so that the bottle, then move the bottle away from your face. I L T T O A H I GAs H Ethe R Spressure T A N D A Rbuilds, D egg is in the neck (long way). Vinegar B+ Ubaking the egg will be pushed soda = carbon dioxide gas, the increased air back out of the bottle. Repeat as necessary. pressure will push the egg out of the bottle. • Hot water method: Place the egg in the neck of Watch what happens the bottle. Tilt the bottle so that the egg can fall •B  lowing into the bottle: First, you want to turn out. Run warm/hot water over the wide part of the bottle upside down until the narrow end of the bottle. The air gets heated, expands, and out B U I LT T O A H I G H E R S TA N D A R D the egg is positioned in the mouth of the bottle. comes the egg!

Trails cont from page 20 the last 30 years of ice. This presentation gives an over-the-shoulder view of the team’s travel, research studies and how they survived day-to-day in the planet’s harshest environment. • Tuesday, November 7, noon, Redmond Library, 827 SW Deschutes Avenue, Redmond • Wednesday, November 8, 6:00 p.m., Downtown Bend Library, 601 NW Wall Street, Bend Hiking the Oregon Desert Trail Join the Oregon Natural Desert Association for an introduction to one of the newest long-distance trails in the country: the Oregon Desert Trail. This 750-mile route traverses some stunning natural features in the high desert like the Hart Mountain National Antelope Refuge, Steens Mountain and the Owyhee Canyonlands. Trail Coordinator Renee Patrick will cover the basics of hitting the trail and will share some new resources that will help in planning your next adventure in the high desert. Drawing on her 10,000 backpacking miles and recent triple crown accomplishment (completing the AT, PCT & CDT), Renee is applying all her knowledge and passion for trails to this new route. • Wednesday, Nov. 8, noon, Sunriver Library, 56855 Venture Lane, Sunriver Hiking the Triple Crown Trails Join long-distance backpacker Renee Patrick as she shares stories from her Triple Crown hikes. Patrick fell in love with hiking long trails 15 years ago on her thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail. She loved sleeping on the ground and hiking 20 miles a day so much that she has since completed the Pacific Crest Trail and Continental Divide Trail in addition to six other thru-hikes. Join her as she shares stories from her Triple Crown hikes. Thursday, November 9 • 6 :00 p.m. • East Bend Library | 62080 Deal Swift Road, Bend



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Trail Essentials From trip planning to gear suggestions, join volunteers from Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue for a presentation

on the basics. Would you like to expand your hiking possibilities, try some new trails, and get off the beaten path while still staying safe? Do you need a little brushing up on your basic backcountry knowledge? Would you like a review of the “Ten Essentials” and how to



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use them? Then come join volunteers from Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue to talk about trip planning basics, effective gear selection, what to do when you encounter a backcountry incident, and more. Monday, November 13, 6:00 p.m., Downtown Bend Library, 601 NW Wall Street, Bend A Pilgrim’s Journey Learn about walking the Camino de Santiago, the ancient pilgrimage across France and Spain. You’ll learn about what the camino is, how to prepare, what to expect—and what not to expect! Steven Farrell is a former U.S. Marine and professional chef of 40 years who has walked the Camino de Santiago twice, and spent a third year as hospitalero, or volunteer host, serving on the camino. The camino changed his life and he now spends his days sharing his adventures with all who are interested. Steven will return to the camino in spring of 2018. Tuesday, November 14, 6:00 p.m., Redmond Library, 827 SW Deschutes Avenue, Redmond

Saturday, November 18, 2:00 p.m., Sisters Library, 110 North Cedar Street, Sisters Treacherous Trails to Solving a Mystery Join us on the trail of mystery with debut novelist Kathleen Valenti. Valenti will read excerpts from her book Protocol, discuss the character’s journey and share her path from concept to research to publication. Protocol is about freshly minted college graduate Maggie O’Malley, who embarks on a career fueled by professional ambition and a desire to escape the past. As a pharmaceutical researcher, she’s determined to save lives from the shelter of her lab. But on her very first day, she’s pulled into a world of uncertainty. Reminders appear on her phone for meetings she’s never scheduled with people she’s never met—people who end up dead. Thursday, November 16, 6:00 p.m., East Bend Library, 62080 Dean Swift Road, Bend Writing about Travel and Nature* You love taking journeys through nature; now you want to share the experience with others continued page 22

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Trails cont from page 22 through the written word. How do you write compelling and well-described narratives about the trails, roads and places you’ve explored? Travel writer and editor Kim Cooper Findling will set you up for success in this hands-on workshop on writing about travel and nature. Findling is an award-winning writer and editor of travel, lifestyle, essay, memoir and journalism. She is the author of Day Trips from Portland: Getaway Ideas for the Local Traveler, Chance of Sun: An Oregon Memoir, and the recently published Bend, Oregon Daycations: Day Trips for Curious Families. *Space is limited and registration is required. Tuesday, November 28, noon, East Bend Library, 62080 Dean Swift Road, Bend For more information about these programs, please visit the library website at People with disabilities needing accommodations (alternative formats, seating or auxiliary aides) should contact Liz Goodrich at or 541-312-1032. The Deschutes Public Library, located in the high desert of Central Oregon, serves Deschutes County residents through libraries in Bend, La Pine, Redmond, Sisters and Sunriver. Outreach services to senior centers, day care providers and homebound residents are an integral part of the Library. The Library’s website provides access to hundreds of resources, magazine articles, downloadable eBooks, and more from the comfort of home and work. The Library also offers free and dynamic cultural programming for all ages to enrich our daily experience and encourage all residents to Know More.

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