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What's Inside Civic Calendar........................2 Civic News...........................2-7 NEW Scouts Corner...............9 Veterans................................10 Obituaries.............................11 House & Home......................12 Business Spotlight..............14 Fishing...................................15 Sunriver ........................16 & 17 Education..............................18 Church Directory..................18 Science..................................19 Pets........................................20 Real Estate...................22 & 23 Calendar ...............................24 NEW Community Calendar....24 Entertainment.......................25 Food & Recipes...........26 & 27 NEW Christmas Section... 28-32

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Mobilizing for an Outage at Midstate Electric Cooperative: “It’s a Team Effort”

Christmas Section Pages 28-32

The Season of Giving

A Christmas Poem By Debbi-ruth Hobbs, Contributing Writer

During storms that last several days, Midstate Electric crews will By Staff Writer "hit it heavy for 30-40 hours straight," according to Operations & Engineering Manager Steve Hess. By Andrea Hine, Contributing Writer Sitting alone at his kitchen table through the night, armed with only a telephone and the three-ring binder that listed all customer addresses and phone numbers, the Midstate Electric

La Pine Moose Lodge’s Annual Community Christmas By Nancy Montgomery, La Pine Moose Nooze, Contributing Writer

supervisor answered call after call from power outage victims. It was up to him to interpret the incoming data, dispatch on-duty linemen via company radio, and specify where to start looking for the cause of the widespread distress. See Midstate page 13

Sunriver Chamber Moves to the Sunriver Business Park Reprinted with Permission by Susan Burger, Sunriver Scene

Holiday Recipes pg 26 & 27 By Staff Writers

Antler Biology pg 30

Every year the La Pine Moose Lodge on Drafter Road presents our Annual Christmas Dinner for our La Pine Community. This year it will be on Dec. 10th. The families will have dinner from 1-2:30 p.m. and the

By Staff Writer adults will eat from 3-4 p.m. The lodge serves a complete Christmas Dinner including Turkey, Ham, Stuffing, Potatoes and Gravy, Veggies, Rolls, Cranberry Sauce, Salads, Deviled Eggs, Yams, See Moose page 6

With the Central Oregon Visitors Association firmly planted in The Village at Sunriver and focused on promoting regional tourism, the Sunriver Chamber of Commerce will now be devoting a majority of its

resources to promoting area business, residential and economic development activities. The nonprofit organization will also concentrate on networking, grants, job banks See Sunriver Chamber page 20

Each night I like to take a walk down my little street. I often stop to talk a bit with neighbors that I meet. One time I saw just sitting there, a little boy forlorn I paused to ask him what was wrong: He said, "A king was born." I know I heard the phrase he spoke, my eyes - they opened wide. This little boy just said so much, it touched a nerve inside. He looked up at me as if to say, "What new king is here?" His eyes held hope that I would help ease his foundless fear "Some think the King Of Man was born to save the world from sin. And there are some who don't believe, but love the world they're in. The King was born on Christmas morn, this is what people say; and so we celebrate his life with gifts on Christmas day. But people everywhere should learn the meaning and the reason Christmas is not just one special day - but part of one great season. See Poem pg 28

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Dollar General’s La Pine Store Slated to Open in Spring 2018

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Dollar General, with more than 13,000 stores in the U.S., plans to expand its presence in the Northwest with a new location at 52612 US 97 in La Pine. Only the sixth in the state, Dollar General is projected to open in spring 2018, and employ approximately six to 10 employees. The operation was founded in 1939 by the fatherson team of J.L. and Cal Turner – with an investment of $5,000 each – in Scottsville, Kentucky. J.L. had previously been a traveling dry-goods salesman for a wholesale grocer. During the Great Depression, he began buying and liquidating bankrupt general stores, accompanied by his only child Cal. In 1955, Cal developed his idea of a retail store selling goods for a dollar, based on the Dollar Days promotions held by competitors. According to its media department, Dollar General “generally serves customers within a threeto five-mile radius, or a 10-minute drive – knowing that convenience is a major factor in shopping decisions.” Demographic trends, competitive factors and traffic patterns are also taken into consideration. Dollar General sells merchandise ranging from health and beauty products to home cleaning supplies, housewares, stationery, seasonal items, basic clothing and groceries (including packaged, refrigerated and frozen foods). In addition to private brands, products are featured from Procter & Gamble, Kimberly-Clark, Unilever, Kellogg’s, General Mills, Nabisco, Hanes, PepsiCo and CocaCola. Anyone interested in joining “one of America’s fastest-growing retailers” may apply online at www.

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Civic News Shovels, Snow Equipment & Storms: Our Winter Strategy

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By Andrea Hine, Contributing Writer

Local Snow Removal: Who Does What?

The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) is responsible for clearing US 97. Deschutes County maintains the routes under its jurisdiction, including Huntington Road, Burgess, Rosland, and Finley Butte. La Pine contracts snow plowing services for streets within most of the city limits. These services are triggered when approximately four inches of snow have accumulated, with the primary goal of maintaining traffic flow. These streets are designated “priority one” and “priority two,” and are serviced within 24 hours and 48 hours, respectively. “Priority one” routes: The first priority of city snow plowing services is collector roads, or those that serve to move traffic from local streets to arterial roads. These routes will be plowed within 24 hours. (Examples include1st

and Morson Street, and William Foss, Cagle and Drafter Road.) “Priority two” routes: The city’s second priority is local roads, or those primarily used to gain access to residences. Plowing services on these roads will commence after priority roads have been cleared, and may occur sooner than 48 hours. (Examples include 2nd and 5th streets, and Pengra from 5th to 6th.) Private roads, alleys, access tracts, driveways and other accesses that have not met standards and been accepted as city streets will not be maintained by the city. In addition, property owners/ residents are responsible for clearing berms, sidewalks, and access to mailboxes. It should also be noted that parking is prohibited on snow routes so that See ODOT Snow Removal page 21

Ace Hardware: An Accident-Free Track Record

“We’re in the Snow Business, Whether We Like It or Not”

Looking back over his many winters working at Ace Hardware, Kenny Northcutt described the store’s modus operandi in dealing with the accompanying snow and ice. “We’re usually out there with our equipment about 90 minutes before the store opens, sometimes even earlier. And we head out again around 6 p.m. – if conditions dictate – to get started on clearing everything away to ensure the safety of our customers.” Northcutt, officially titled “Floor Manager” but known to everyone as the person “who just kind of runs things,” detailed the equipment that is employed. “It includes a bobcat and a truck with a block snow blower in the front. We also use ice melt on the steps See Ace Hardware Snow Removal page 21

Ace Hardware is ready for the holidays with decorative items (as shown above), and ready for whatever snow and ice this winter may bring. Its removal equipment ranges from a bobcat to an oldfashioned snow shovel for hard-to-reach areas.

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ODOT is responsible for clearing winter snow and ice from US 97, which runs through the state of Oregon from its southern to its northern border.

The greeting at La Pine’s post office, often accompanied by a courteous opening of the front door, has shifted with the season. “Ready for winter?” people have been asking of one another -- and those preparations are being matched by state, county and local snow removal crews, as Public Works Manager Jake Obrist can testify. “Responsibility for plowing particular roads is pretty straightforward,” he explained. “ODOT services US 97; the County maintains the roads under its jurisdiction (which include Huntington, Burgess and Finley Butte); and La Pine contracts snow removal services for streets within most of the city limits. However, we don’t take care of driveways or private roads, which are the responsibility of individual property owners.” Beyond these general guidelines, Obrist noted that “within the citymaintained streets are priority one and

two routes – which are serviced within 24 and 48 hours, respectively.” [See “Local Snow Removal: Who Does What?” on this page.] He continued: “Public Works takes care of the city’s facilities, including parking areas, well sites, the treatment plant and the sewer lift station. But we adapt to the circumstances at hand and, for example, often assist at the Senior Center. Stuff happens, and we’re going to help each other. “In that same spirit of cooperation,” added Obrist, “demarcations for plowing particular roads are not inflexible. Public Works might, for example, clean up intersections within the contractor’s jurisdiction to keep them going. This saves the contractor time, and saves the city money. We also keep track of our efforts, and sometimes exchange services. Our common goal is to keep the traffic flowing.” According to Obrist, “As a general See City Snow Removal page 21

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Integrity Auto: From Mobile to Mogul By Staff Writer

“I remember – just three years ago – when Jeremy was working out of his van to provide mobile auto repair service,” recounted the Chamber’s Executive Director Ann Gawith. “He had a vision to open his own shop and, ultimately, to have several of them. He eventually wanted to be – in my words – ‘an automotive mogul.’ He’s a terrific young man who found his niche, and enjoys building a team that has the same mindset.” Gawith (and her husband Gerald) were

among the several dozen customers and well-wishers who attended the “Grand Opening” of Integrity Auto Services’ expansive new facilities at 16824 Finley Butte Road. “If it weren’t for the free food, I wouldn’t be here,” claimed Frank Trudell, a member of the famed Armadillos musical group. (He was referring to the fare provided by the La Pine Lions Club.) “That sounds like him,” admitted his wife, obviously used to her husband’s irreverent banter.

Asked to account for the notable growth of Integrity Automotive Services in such a short time, owner Jeremy Johnson responded that “our name is ‘Integrity’ for a reason. It is the standard by which we judge ourselves, and binds us together as a team as we deliver quality service to our customers.” “Jeremy is a talented young businessman,” Gawith affirmed. “La Pine needs more of them.”

Individual Health Insurance By Tammy Lesueur, Contributing Writer

The Affordable Care Act is still the law of the land. I am sure you are asking the question, “What does that mean to me?”  1. You can still buy health insurance.  Open enrollment for 2018 is from November 1st to December 15th, 2017. 2. The costs sharing and premium subsidies are still being paid.  If you qualify for costs sharing and premium reductions, you will still get help paying for your health insurance from the government. 3. Cost Sharing is still available even after the signed executive order. In addition to providing help paying for premiums, the ACA requires Marketplace insurers to offer cost sharing reduction plans to middle income consumers. These are silver plans with lower maximum outof-pocket limits, deductibles, co-pays, and co-insurance — making access to health care services more affordable. The Oregon DCBS (Department of Consumer & Business Services) has ordered insurance companies offering silver plans to increase the cost of these plans by 7.1% to cover the payments they won’t be receiving from the federal government. 4. The IRS will continue to enforce the mandate.  It’s still the law, you still pay the Penalty.

5. After December 15th you cannot sign up for health insurance coverage unless you qualify for a Special Enrollment Period.

Your health insurance carrier is dumping youYou will be notified by letter that the carrier is no longer providing individual health insurance to you. If you choose to do nothing, you will be mapped into another carrier’s health insurance plan. The problem with letting that happen is you lose control over what doctor you get to see and what price you’re expecting to pay them for a visit.  WHAT’S NEW BESIDES PREMIUM INCREASES? “Although health insurance premiums are increasing in 2018, for many Oregonians those increases will be offset by corresponding increases in subsidies or financial help available through Oregon’s Health Insurance Marketplace,” said DCBS Director Patrick Allen.  “Still, we know a large number of Oregonians who do not receive help will see increased costs.  We are committed to continuing to work

on reforms that make insurance affordable to more people.” All Oregonians who purchase their own insurance are encouraged to apply for assistance through the Marketplace in 2018. They might be surprised, in 2017, Oregonians who received help with the costs of their health insurance paid on average $147/ month. Rate increases have been moderate in Oregon because of the new Oregon Reinsurance Program.  It reduced individual market rates by 6 percent, and added a 1.5 percent increase to the small group market.  Meanwhile medical costs continue to rise, driven by increased use and the cost of

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Highlights from the La Pine Fire District By Andrea Hine, Contributing Writer

2017 Wildfires – Q&A With Fire Chief Mike Supkis Q. How many hostile wildfires within the district did you respond to during the spring/summer/fall of 2017? What about illegal burnings such as campfires? A. We responded to 24 wildfires, compared to 23 last year. Almost all of them were man caused. 108 illegal (or potentially illegal) burnings were reported. Q. Were there any “joint responses” (in concert with the USFS and ODF) in forest lands near the fire district? A. There were several, but these forest fires were contained within the first hour (or operational period). Three of the fires were suspected as arson; an arsonist, after being identified and caught, is now in the judicial system. Q. Did the La Pine Fire District play a role in fighting the Grizzly Fire in Crook County and the Nena Fire at Warm Springs? A. Yes, we are part of what is termed the Central Oregon Mutual Aid System, wherein firefighters from all over Oregon are strategically deployed to the region’s biggest wildfires.

Q. Why did so many wildfires occur this year? A. The year started with a good snowpack and “fuel moistures” (which is a measure of the amount of water in vegetation available to a fire). We were also fortunate to experience only a few lightning storms and almost no wind. That was the good news. The bad news was that Central Oregon (especially the Sunriver-La Pine Basin) received little or no rain for almost 90 days. This is unusual, as thunderstorms in the region often bring rain showers that help dampen any new wildfire starts. Although firefighters quickly contained wildfire starts near the fire district (aided by previous forest thinning and fuel removal practices), those fires in remote and wilderness areas burned longer and bigger than in past years because of the lack of rain showers. Fires that normally would have been naturally extinguished or slowed grew to become huge beasts in multiple locations.

Student Firefighter Space Doubled in Burgess Station

The “before” scenario: One shower for 10 student firefighters, male and female, all of whom slept together in a single barracks-like room equipped with bunkbeds. A small kitchen area that had to accommodate three separate shifts of users. No separate space for studying, or for working out with weights and machines to keep in top physical shape. The “after” scenario: Six separate bedrooms, each occupied by two students (with furniture provided by the University of Oregon), and three bathrooms with showers. A spacious kitchen with three large refrigerators to accommodate roundthe-clock cooking and dietary needs A designated workout room, large enough to store bicycles and other recreational equipment. A quiet, computerequipped area for studying. According to Fire Chief Mike Supkis, “the renovation project centered around the new 1,600-square-foot dorm addition. It also included painting the entire structure to freshen it up, adding new space to the kitchen and its two adjoining bathrooms, upgrading kitchen flooring, cabinets and appliances, and installing fire sprinklers. We’re practicing what we believe in and preach.” “Before the completion of the new addition, we were all piled up together,” admitted Jacob Cook (a participant in the three-year student resident reserve

“We used to go to sleep and wake up with everyone else,” noted Jacob Cook (shown above), recalling the barracks-like configuration before the area for student firefighters was doubled in the Burgess Station to 1,600 square feet. “The new space is really great!” firefighter program). “We would go to sleep and wake up with everyone else. Now we’re able to have time to be by ourselves, as well as our own space to exercise and study. It’s really great!”

Winter Driving Safety Tips From LPRFPD With the advent of colder weather and the season’s first snowfalls – plus extra traffic on the roads during the holidays – the La Pine Fire District reminds drivers of the following simple steps to ensure safer winter travel. During these months, our fire medics respond to serious vehicle injury accidents on a weekly – if not daily – basis. The first seven tips cost nothing – just a little time – and could make the difference between incident-free traveling and tragedy. Be prepared. Before going out in hazardous conditions – for example, with two inches of new snow and slick roads – take action so both you and your vehicle are properly prepared. Slow down. Leave earlier to give yourself adequate time to deal with the additional

challenges of winter road conditions. But don’t be among the drivers who crawl down the highway because they are not prepared – and become hazards themselves. Clear snow and ice off ALL windows. Snow and ice aren’t going to blow off or melt quickly, given Central Oregon’s frigid winter temperatures. We have all seen the guy trying to drive down the road while peering through a small, cleared-off space on his front window – don’t be that guy. Keeping a broom and a window scraper near your vehicle makes this task much more palatable. Headlights on at all times – BE SEEN. The point of this common-sense tip is not so you can see – but so others can see you. See Winter Driving page 24

New Fire Truck Replacement for District’s Emergency Arsenal

A new fire truck replacement – representing the culmination of an 18-month, $330,000 undertaking – is ready for service in the La Pine/Sunriver area. According to Fire Chief Mike Supkis: “The Type III wildland pumper – which took a year to build -- has four-wheel drive, and was configured for cold-weather operations so it can assist with fires during Central Oregon’s frigid and snowy winters. It will also help protect the community during the summer fire season.” The new fire truck just added to La Pine Fire District’s fleet of emergency vehicles is red, shiny and fully-equipped for wildland urban interface fire protection – and culminates more than 18 months of anticipation. “FEMA supplied two-thirds of the funds for the $330,000 project, and the district had budgeted the rest,” said Fire Chief Mike Supkis. He added that “only two percent of vehicle applications to FEMA’s Association of Firefighters Grant (AFG) program -- from more than 27,000 fire departments in the U.S. -- are successful. “We waited six months to learn if we received the grant, followed by a year of waiting while the fire truck was being built. To see it ready at last for service to the community is our reward.” As all the Fire District’s vehicles are kept in immaculate condition, you would never guess that the one being replaced is 24 years old, nor that two others parked nearby boast 10 and 20 years of service. “Each of our ambulances racks up more than 30,000 miles annually,” Supkis noted. “But they look new because of our attention to detail in keeping all our vehicles maintained – inside and out. Even the tires are shined.”

He credits several factors as pivotal in being awarded the FEMA grant. “In addition to justifying the community’s need for the new fire truck, the fire district has the support of La Pine/ Sunriver. The area has proved time and time again that it is willing to carry its fair share and can get things done.” Continued Supkis: “The Fire District, in turn, has garnered a reputation for being able to track every penny of money that has been allocated. It also carries no debt. Our budget is tight but realistic, and we put our resources where they are needed most: firefighters/paramedics, equipment and facilities. “For instance, this means refurbishing ambulances, rather than using funds on lavish administrative offices or living quarters for the firefighters – both of which are spartan but fully functional. “It’s a matter of being resourceful and having set priorities -- and spending where it makes the most sense,” Supkis emphasized. “I like to use this example: we don’t stint when it comes to purchasing high-quality Oregonmade duty boots for our firefighters. But rather than buying replacements when the boots wear down, we re-sole them.”

Cold Weather & Holiday Home Safety Tips Wood Stove Ashes Can Burn Your House Down! “Every year, one or two houses in our area burn down because discarded ashes – thought to be cold -- rekindle,” warned Fire Chief Mike Supkis. “Embers can remain hot for up to a week, so when you’re ready to dump the ashes, be sure to put them in a metal can. Never a plastic or paper bag, not a cardboard box, and not your garbage can -- no other container is safe. Don’t gamble.” Clean Your Chimney Regularly, and Burn Only Seasoned Dry Wood According to Supkis, “a fire on Fir Lane started recently when creosote (the gooey tar pitch that develops as part of the wood combustion process) dripped and then pooled outside the chimney pipe – with

disastrous results that could have been avoided.” The National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) explains that the hazard created by creosote, which is highly flammable, can be minimized by having chimneys inspected annually. It’s equally important to use seasoned firewood that has been allowed to dry for at least six months. Aside from not creating maximum heat, freshly-cut wood contains about 50 percent water. This moisture accelerates creosote buildup, and can damage the flu over time. Space Heaters Need Space “While space heaters can be a convenient source of heat, they need one to three feet of space around them for safety. Don’t place See Home Safety Tips page 12

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Civic News Community Kitchen Celebrates Thanksgiving By Staff Writer

“We had 130 people in the first half-hour alone,” said Mayor Dennis Scott (shown to the right), whose role in Community Kitchen’s Thanksgiving Celebration was dispensing whipped cream on plates of pumpkin pie. “About 200 (including children) enjoyed the traditional dinner with all the trimmings, highlighted by the surprise appearance of a local guitarist.”

“We are grateful to all those individuals and businesses who contributed to today’s gathering,” emphasized Board of Director members Chuck Horne and Marjorie Proffitt. “Ten volunteers, in addition to our regular crew, helped prepare and serve the delicious meal, and 25 baked turkeys were generously donated. Sponsors such as Grocery Outlet, Ya Ya Sisterhood, and Baxter Auto (S&S) also played an integral role.”

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clothes, shoes and boots to local schools; Relay for Life, La Pine Dance Academy, Little League, 4-H Club, and other school groups. The Lodge serves as security at the Frontier Days Parade, we provide an annual Easter Egg Hunt, and a free Halloween Party for all kids. We participate in Adopt-A-Highway, and hold a yearly Dixieland Jazz Festival, open to the public on Labor Day weekend. Member activities include: Moose Races


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Deschutes County to Study Traffic Flow, Pedestrian Access in Sunriver Business Park


Reprinted with Permission by Susan Berger, Sunriver Scene In late July, the Deschutes County Commission tapped the county’s road department to examine traffic safety issues around the Sunriver Business Park – located east of South Century Drive and south of Sunriver. As one of the busiest sections of road in the Three Rivers area, the road department will put out a request for a contractor, who will look at traffic flows at each of the intersections along the loop, particularly the troublesome spot where South Century Drive connects to Venture Lane, one of two main roads through the business park. Chris Doty, director of the Deschutes County Road Department, said the contractor will consider several ideas already submitted by the community, including the possibility of making Venture Lane a one-way road and adding bicycle/pedestrian lanes. Established more than 20 years ago, the Sunriver Business Park is one of three business "When school is districts in the area, in session and Sunriver which includes tourists are in The Village at town, the area Sunriver and a small collection struggles with of businesses along Spring congestion." River Road. The business park itself is home to around 100 businesses, ranging from a gas station, hardware store and medical clinic to Sunriver Brewing Company’s brew facility, a U.S. post office and Three Rivers School. It is also one of two entrances to Caldera Springs. When school is in session and tourists are in town, the area struggles

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with congestion. The business park only has one entrance/exit at a T intersection traffic light on South Century Drive that immediately intersects with Venture Lane, which is controlled by stop signs. Doty noted that it isn’t uncommon for backed-up cars to spill over from one intersection to another. “Any time you have queued vehicles going into another intersection… you’re going to run into problems,” Doty said.  Local business owner John Holland said the congestion is compounded by the business park’s lack of sidewalks and bike lanes and can be dangerous for kids going to Three Rivers School. While Holland said there haven't been any serious accidents, there have been “so many close calls that we’re waiting for something to happen.” The business park continues to get busier as the community grows – with Sunriver Brewing adding a tasting room and plans for a food cart court next to the post office by next spring.  “We’re not a sleepy little recreational community anymore,” said Kent Elliott, executive director of the Sunriver Chamber of Commerce.  Holland and four other business owners in the area formed a committee to look at possible solutions to the congestion in the business park, including making Venture Lane one way (basically a giant traffic circle) and additional entrance and exit points. The county road department will review those ideas.  It will likely take a month or two to find a suitable contractor, then another few months to look at the traffic flow before formalizing plans to improve access not only for vehicles, but for cyclists and pedestrians as well. 

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Local Option Levy Support Thank You! By Dylan Webb, Contributing Writer

On behalf of the men and women who represent Crescent Rural Fire Protection District (CRFPD), I would like to extend a sincere thank you! On Tuesday, November 7, 2017; voters within CRFPD elected to renew a Local Option Levy for personnel. In November 2012, CRFPD placed the original Local Option Levy on the ballot. The emphasis for the Levy was to allow for continued staffing levels. Now, just as five years ago, staffing levels remain very low. Without a renewal of the Local Option Levy, staffing levels were at risk of reduction. With the support of voters, the future of CRFPD's current staffing level will remain as is. The Levy provides for one "dual role" Firefighter/Paramedic.

What does this mean? • Pay's for emergency medical responses and fire protection by retaining 1 fulltime Firefighter/Paramedic. • Continued Advanced Life Support on your Ambulance. • Facilitates training and recertification support for our volunteers. In part of CRFPD's conservative budgeting practices, the current levy will remain the same amount ($0.87/$1,000 assessed valuation) as originally passed in 2012. Your support for CRFPD will help us help you, in your times of need. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at any time. Dylan Webb is the Fire Chief of the Crescent Rural Fire Protection District/ Central Cascades Fire & EMS.

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Scouts Corner “We Take Any Girl Who Wants to Join Scouting” By Andi Rojo, Contributing Writer

After our move to La Pine three years ago, my daughter wanted to continue in Girl Scouts, but the closest troop was in Bend or Gilchrist. I decided to start a troop here in town, assisted by willing volunteer Alyssa Rainy, we quickly grew from 10 to 16 girls of different age groups. In addition to being the top-selling troop for Girl Scout cookies, we donated 11 cases of cookies to our soldiers – the most in our Council. This year started out in a whirlwind, and we currently number 30 girls from four schools: La Pine Elementary, Rosland Elementary. Three Rivers, and La Pine Middle School. They are divided into Daisies (kindergarten & 1st grade, run by Kim Alonzo), Brownies (2nd & 3rd grade, run by Heidi Merwin), Juniors (4th & 5th grade), and Cadets (6th – 8th grade). I run the Juniors and Cadets, and am super lucky to have Amanda Loomis help with the Juniors. We have been able to take all the girls who want to join scouting. Our goal is to never turn anyone away. Our focus, as a troop, is on community service, primarily seniors and veterans. In December, for example, we will be caroling at Prairie House and serving at the Community Church. We still have plenty of time to play and do fun events like the La Pine Light Parade, Girl Fest in Portland, Girl Scout Night at the minor league games in Eugene, Big Tree Camp out at Big Tree, and much more. For more information about joining and/or assisting Girl Scout Troop 12291, please contact Andi Rojo, Troop Leader at 541-903-0818 or

Girl Scouts from Troop # 12291 (shown above with Andi Rojo) raised close to $900 in support of Can Cancer, a nonprofit that helps pay for nonmedical needs of cancer patients such as rent and transportation. Under Rojo’s leadership, the troop has grown to 30 girls from four area schools.

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Following directly behind the lead-off ROTC brigade in La Pine’s Veterans Day parade was this solitary Eagle Scout, carrying a small American flag. Only four percent of Boy Scouts are granted this rank – the highest attainable in the scouting program – which can take years to earn.

What is an Eagle Scout? Eagle Scout is the highest achievement or rank attainable in the Boy Scouts of America (BSA). The designation "Eagle Scout" was founded over one hundred years ago. Only four percent of Boy Scouts are granted this rank after a lengthy review process. The requirements necessary to achieve this rank take years to fulfill. Since its founding, the Eagle Scout rank has been earned by almost 2.5 million young men. Requirements include earning at least 21 merit badges. The Eagle Scout must demonstrate Scout

Spirit, an ideal attitude based upon the Scout Oath and Law, service, and leadership. This includes an extensive service project that the Scout plans, organizes, leads, and manages. Eagle Scouts are presented with a medal and a badge that visibly recognizes the accomplishments of the Scout. Additional recognition can be earned through Eagle Palms, awarded for completing additional tenure, leadership, and merit badge requirements. -

La Pine Boy Scout Troop 36 will be picking up holiday trees in La Pine on December 30th and January 6 & 7. For pickup, please call 541-385-3971. Troop 36 will also be picking up trees in the Sunriver area on December 30 and January 6 & 7. Please call 541-385-3935. The Scouts would appreciate a tax-deductible donation of a minimum of $5.00. (Please make checks payable to Boy Scouts of America). All trees collected will be recycled and used for mulch. Proceeds go directly to send Boy Scouts to summer camp.


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“Suits for Soldiers” Was a Great Success

December 2017

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By: Ken Mulenex Staff Writer

When Karen Brannon, the local Farmers agent, in La Pine challenged La Pine to donate their gentle worn suits and professional wear to “Suits for Soldiers” she had no idea how enthusiastically the community would respond. “Suits for Soldiers” is a Farmers Insurance initiative to redistribute professional wear to veterans reentering civilian life or in job transition. To get the community behind the effort, Karen decided to make it a challenge to raise money for the La Pine Veterans Outreach, she offered to donate $20 a suit and $5 for individual pieces of clothing up to $1000 to the Veterans Outreach. The response was amazing! Farmers received donations of 384 pieces of professional clothing in less than a month. This clothing will be redistributed on December 8th at a regional event at the VFW in Vancouver WA. If you are a veteran in need of professional attire you can contact Karen at Farmers Insurance for more information about this event. “It was so gratifying to present the check for $1000 to Frank Hernandez, the president of the La Pine Band of Brother for their outreach program” Brannon told us. “We have a lot of veterans in our community who need more than a thank you from us. I know this money will be put to good use keeping those men and women who served their country warm and safe this winter”. Brannon continued by saying, “I come from a family of veterans, my father was a WWII veteran and my husband is a veteran. My background aligns with Farmers corporate identity as well. Farmers insurance was founded by two WWI veterans, and has supported the military for 89

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, Commander 16480 Finley Butte Rd, La Pine OR 97739 541-536-1312 Meetings: Community Kitchen 1st Tues of the Month 7:00pm VVA Chapter 821 Carl Bass, President 16480 Finley Butte Rd, La Pine, OR 97739 503-267-0222 Meetings Community Kitchen 1st Tues of the Month 7:00pm La Pine 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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outed as having the highest number of veterans per capita than any other city in Oregon, La Pine showed its support for those who have served on their special day. Participants in a range of Veterans Day festivities, spanning all ages and even including a few dogs and horses, had one thing in common – beyond their enjoyment of life in a small town. They wanted to demonstrate appreciation of the contributions and sacrifices made by veterans in all branches of the service. From the gathering of families along the parade route (well before its 11 a.m. start time), to the departing of the last diners from the annual chili feed, Veterans Day was more than a round of well-attended activities. It was a tribute to the community’s veterans – and to those men and women in the Armed Forces – both past and present.



Finding Gratitude in the Face of Grief By Alex Weiss, LPC, NCC, Contributing Writer

The holiday season is in full swing. This is a special—even magical— time of year, yet the holidays can be overwhelming with so much to do, and so many expectations. Special times can also be a reminder of people who were once at the dinner table but are no longer with us. Remembering loved ones when we celebrate may bring a greater awareness of their absence. No matter our experience of the holidays, whether bittersweet or joyful, there are some ways to pause, rest, and ground ourselves in the moment. Everyone can benefit from finding ways to cope with anxiety and stress. One of the simpler ways to do this is to take note of those people and things we are grateful for in our lives. This doesn’t need to be a big deal or even shared with anyone. Just taking a quiet moment to reflect on those things for which we are thankful can be a compassionate and healing approach to moving through grief. Sometimes it is all too easy to focus on what isn’t perfect or who is missing. A deep breath and a positive thought may bring about a shift in perspective. These can help slow us down a little bit to appreciate, remember, and savor

the moments in life that have mattered. Looking for the positive can help reframe the holidays and honor cherished memories. Along with holiday decorations, we might display something that was meaningful to our loved one—perhaps a piece of jewelry or art, or a special photograph. If there was a treasured recipe, consider preparing it as a way of honoring the relationship, noting that while the person themselves is no longer present, the relationship can still continue and evolve. Playing music that was a shared pleasure can be a way of experiencing connection with our loved one, to include grief and joy and all the feelings in between. Lastly, we can take a little time to recognize what we can and can’t control. Focus on the things that bring some satisfaction and comfort. Be kind to ourselves as a way of generating kindness for others. Swap out the holiday blues for renewed strength and hope, one moment of gratitude at a time. Alex Weiss serves as a Grief Counselor at Partners In Care, Central Oregon’s oldest and largest provider of hospice and palliative care.

Holiday Self-Care By Beth Erickson MSW CSWA and Elisabeth Fincher M.Ed LPC, Contributing Writers

Obituaries Rodney (Rod) e. PaPe august 2, 1953 – octobeR 3, 2017 Rodney (Rod) E. Pape of La Pine, Oregon died October 3, 2017. At his request a formal service will not be held. A Celebration of Life will be held by his family in the Spring of 2018 Rod was born August 2nd, 1953 in Eau Claire, Wisconsin to Jerry A. and DeLoris A (Anderson) Pape of Fall Creek and Augusta Wisconsin. From an early age his passion was Truck driving. He began by hauling logs which lead to his life long career as a professional. driver. Rod is survived by his wife of 30 years, Maggie Pape, sons Shawn Pape, his mother Debra Peake, Brandon Thale, Jordan Thale, 8

grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his mother and father. Rod enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping and B-B-Q, with his family, his Harley, playing cards, pool, traveling and visiting with his family and friends. Rod is survived as well by his siblings, Raymond Pape, Nannette Pape-Hall, Mike Wood, Lorna Glaspey Loretta Gosbin and Alex Pape He is dearly missed.

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The saying “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year” may create unrealistic expectations around the holiday season. Thoughts of candy canes, carols, cards, cooking, and carving, dashing, dancing, decorating, and donating can leave us feeling overwhelmed and inadequate. The holiday season occurs during the time of year when days seem shorter. Fewer hours in which to work, leaves us feeling frenzied. Songs, scents, and rituals associated with the holiday season trigger happy childhood memories for some. Others experience memories of less pleasant times due to chaos and family disagreements that often escalated during the holidays. The season may serve as reminders of loss or what does not exist: a home or a perfect family. This can trigger sadness, loneliness or shame. Pressures to conform to social and familial expectations tend to increase during the season. The presence of alcohol can increase unstable relationships especially when interacting with family and friends who may be feeling stressed due to holiday pressures. Unresolved disagreements may resurface. It is important that we take time to

notice our responses to the additional tasks this season brings. In order to reduce the likelihood of an unhealthy response, know your triggers and have a plan for responding when feeling overwhelmed. Have support people you can call or talk to about those feelings. Prioritize tasks: ask yourself, will completing this task or engaging with this person help or create more chaos. Reassess your obligations: give yourself permission to say “No.” Pay attention to exercise and nutrition. Drink plenty of water; cold weather induces dehydration leading to fatigue. Walking 20 minutes a day reduces stress.

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Seek help if you find it difficult to use sugar and alcohol in moderation. Start a collection of self-care ideas: a warm bath or shower, a cup of tea and 5 minutes of sitting quietly. Ask your friends for their self-care ideas. Pull out an idea when feeling stressed. Make time for yourself every day. See Holiday Self Care page 13

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House & Home

Choosing and Planting Live Christmas Trees

By Linda Stephenson, Contributing Writer

Over the last several years the popularity of live or living Christmas trees has been on the rise. But many of these trees don’t survive because of a lack of knowledge on how to prepare and care for the tree. When purchasing your tree, be sure to pick a variety that will grow in our area, such as a spruce, pine or fir. Consider the mature height and width of the tree and know where you will plant it in your landscape. Dig your planting hole now, before the ground freezes. Cover the hole with a piece of plywood. Make sure you are buying healthy stock. Many trees sold for Christmas could be leftovers from a previous

season or could be in poor shape. Check the tree for good color and needle retention, soft flexible branches and a root system that is not bound up. The root area should be moist and not overly dry from a lack of water. Check for signs of disease or pest damage. Once your tree arrives at your home, it needs to stay outside, in a protected area, until a few days before Christmas. Water the tree and make sure it is kept moist. I recommend you spray your tree with an anti-wilt product such as Wilt Pruf or Cloud Cover, both available in the garden section of many stores. These products will help retain moisture in the tree and reduce needle loss once the tree

is moved indoors. You might consider spraying your tree again once the tree is moved back outdoors. Don’t move your tree inside for more than a couple of days. Move your tree back outside and set under a patio or other covered area for a week or so. What you are doing is acclimating your tree to the elements. Since the tree is in a container and the ground is probably frozen, you are going to set the container with the tree in it into the previously dug hole. This step is very important and if not followed, the cause of many trees dying. By setting the tree below in the hole with the removed dirt. In ground level you are protecting the the spring when the weather warms, root system from totally freezing. Fill pull your tree out of the hole and plant.

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By Andrea Hine, Contributing Writer “That’s how it operated,” recalled Steve Hess, a 30-year lineman (and now Midstate’s Operations & Engineering Manager). “In the old days, we would gather at headquarters, and head out in line trucks to the designated area. The crew would then start running the line all the way out – checking pole by pole – to determine how far the outage had spread. We had to look up at the top of every pole (which range from 25 to 90 feet tall) – nothing was skipped. “Today,” he continued, “all on-call supervisors receive an automated message on their phones that pinpoints exactly where the power is out on the main lines. This occurs before Midstate members even start to phone in. If an outage occurs after business hours, our answering service fields all calls, and notifies the lineman on duty. Depending on the severity of the situation, supervisors also receive notification by email, or by text when a breaker is open. “Midstate always has multiple people who know what’s taking place,” he emphasized. To describe the typical scenario during a massive outage – as occurred in December 2015 -- Hess uses the analogy of a home electrical panel, which consists of breakers that send power to various parts of the house. If one of them is tripped due to a failure such as a short (or ground fault interruption), power is turned off to that specific location. “Supervisors see that breakers are open all over the place, and know we need to get down to the shop. As we start looking at the computer map of the Midstate system, it’s obvious that – holy cow -- a lot of people are affected!” As Hess explained, “the next step is to get linemen and supervisors together to bounce off ideas. We come up with a plan and start delegating crews and establishing priorities. “During storms that last several days, crews will ‘hit it heavy’ for 30-40 hours straight. Then schedules are set that consist, for example, of working 18 hours on and six hours off. We need to allow for rest periods to help sustain safety and productivity.” Also taken into account is the adverse effect of fog, snow or nightfall on visibility -“making the pace of work two to three times slower,” said Hess. “We still have to check every pole – just as in the past. And the linemen – despite advances in technology – are limited by the fact that only the areas immediately in front of their faces are illuminated by the headlamp on their hardhats. “Depending on severity of the situation, we may call in employees who typically work outside (such as meter and distribution technicians) to expedite the restoration of service,” Hess elaborated. “This is in addition to the dispatchers whose job is to answer phones during the day, and who are put on Crossword Puzzle on page 25

rotation if the outage is prolonged. They perform an invaluable function -- so we’re not driving blind. It’s a team effort – everyone is ready to pitch in and help. “I personally know of a lineman at Midstate – whose own home was out of power for four days – who came to work trying to restore electricity to other customers. This example demonstrates the dedication and loyalty we feel." “La Pine is a small community,” Hess observed, “and we’re all neighbors. For example, you can see the Midstate bucket truck parked at a nearby home when the employee is on call. “We always respond and try to take care of our members. That’s our job, and that’s the way it should be.”

Wind and Trees: The Culprits of Winter By Andrea Hine, Contributing Writer

“Think of San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge, which is continuously being painted to protect it from the air’s high salt content that could cause the steel to corrode or rust. In the same vein, Midstate Electric’s tree crews are continuously cleaning and maintaining right of way next to power lines,” said Operations & Engineering Manager Steve Hess. “It’s a six- to seven-year rotation to tackle these thousands of culprits that can cause heartache and headache if they fall. We try to beat ‘em to the punch. It’s just a part of doing business. “The number one problem is wind,” he elaborated. “If cold spells precede the snow, the ground becomes frozen and holds the roots of the trees. But if mild weather comes first, with days in the 30s and 40s, the ground doesn’t freeze. With the advent of snow – especially when accompanied by strong winds – the trees act like a huge boat sail and can pitch forward onto the power lines. That’s what tears us all to pieces.”

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Commit to one self-care idea per day. Create rituals that help you transition from work to home and before bed Give yourself permission to let go of family and childhood rituals that are distressing. Simplify your life so you can focus on tasks that bring joy and pleasure May this be a season of comfort, compassion, and care for yourself, friends, and family.

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Business Spotlights Supertints Waterin Hole Tavern By Ken Mulenex, Staff Writer

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On a visit to Fort Rock with a friend recently, I had the opportunity to stop in at the Waterin Hole Tavern and Grill. It had been a long time since my last visit. I was surprised to find it had also become a grill. It wasn’t quite mid-morning yet and the breakfast crowd was still in place. As we entered, we were welcomed by the owner, Kathy Wenick. It was a friendly warm “come on in” welcome. While ordering breakfast, Kathy recommended the homemade English-style muffins. It was a great choice and excellent breakfast. Kathy told us she had owned the Waterin Hole for the last year and business was good. While we talked about her menu, she pointed out that she preferred to use “homemade” where she could. Such as her breads, soups, Pizza dough along with handmade burger patties.It was evident her heart and soul were into everything she was doing to make a visit to the Waterin Hole a special event. When she said their pizza was the greatest, her eyes lit up and a big smile followed. I think that was a challenge, which I accepted for a

later time. Shelby Hopkins, the cook vouched for the great pizza and said they make their own crust and have a full pizza menu. “Sundays are special” she said, because they have a Special Sunday Dinner, featuring a main dish from Tritip to Prime Rib, that’s very reasonably priced, starting at 12 noon until it’s gone. The Waterin Hole has a great focus on sports with two large TV screens and paid sports events. On occasion they have live music. They do private parties, Taco Tuesday nights, catering, an on-premises ATM, and are open 7 days a week. When I asked about their RV Park next door, she said, “there were 4 RV sites with full hookups and power for 20-30 and 50-amp plug-ins at $20/day”. The Waterin Hole Tavern & Grill is a unique place with a friendly, fun atmosphere, excellent service, great food and a well-stocked bar. I believe it takes a special kind of person to bring all that together. Stop by and check it out, you’ll be glad you did! For the Sunday special menu or other information call 541-576-2294.


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Big Belly Burger & Brew

Having heard so many good things about the Big Belly Burger & Brew in Sunriver, I decided to stop by for lunch. Penny McPherson, the owner, greeted me with a nice hello and friendly smile. While taking my order we chatted about what brought her to the Big Belly Burger. She said, she had owned a Pizza Parlor in Klamath Falls for 30 years and finally decided she needed a change. “When this came up for sale 3 years ago, I bought it, it was just what I needed.” I asked what her menu favorite was, and she said, “it’s the Mushroom Tri-Tip”. I settled on the Double Down Burger and I wasn’t disappointed. It was a giant, with 2 big hand-formed patties on a fresh bun and the works, along with fries. It was one of the best burgers I’ve had in a very long time.

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The service was quick even with a number of other diners She sounded proud when she said, “our breads are made fresh every day, plus we make almost everything from scratch, from the salads and chili, to the house cut fries”. The place has that nice ambiance of a neighborhood café with a very good pub beer list. Hours are 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., 7 days a week, with breakfast served Wednesday through Sunday from 8:00 11:30 a.m. They’re located at 56815 Venture Lane, in the Business Park just south of the Sunriver Resort Check them out on Facebook or call 541-382-3354 for information.

Cyber Security Tips for Small Businesses Courtesy of the US Small Business Administration, Cybersecurity is no longer an issue for personal identification information and the future, it should be a present-day in-turn outline the consequences for concern for all businesses large and violating the policies. small. The policies should include posting The Internet gives us the power to company information online. Especially connect with people and businesses with most people having at least one all over the globe. While this is a great social media account, outlining what opportunity for the growing number of is appropriate and inappropriate for small businesses and employees to reach employees will be an important part of each other, it is also an opportunity for their training. security risks. We are all familiar with the File a Claim major breaches in cybersecurity lately for If you suspect or have fallen victim to several large operations internet scams or fraud you should file a Protect Your Network complaint with local, state, and federal First things first, make sure that your law enforcement officials. Law enforcers Internet connection is secured with a review consumer complaints to spot trends firewall, router, and password. If you have and build cases against hackers, identity clients or guests that may want to use thieves, scam artists, and other fraudsters. the wireless connection create a second Agencies like The Federal Trade password for those users. You do not want Commission collects complaints about anyone who is not authorized to have the fraudulent, deceptive, and unfair business same access as you and your employees. practices. If you think you may be a victim Prepare Your Employees of fraud, file a complaint with the FTC. Creating strong polices and best In addition, you can file a claim locally practices for employees are going to be with your State Attorney General’s office. one of the most important lines of defense They handle a wide range of complaints for your network’s security. Provide related to consumer protection. education and support for your employees Report stolen funds or identities to The on ongoing threats so they can help protect Internet Crime Complaint Center and your business against potential risks. complaints about businesses or services Establish clear security procedures should be directed to the Better Business for handling any sensitive material or Bureau.

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Sunriver Angler’s Fly Tying Corner

By Phil Fischer, Contributing Writer

The Sawyer Pheasant Tail Nymph This month’s Sunriver Anglers Fly Tying Corner features a Sawyer Pheasant Tail Nymph. This is a pattern originated by Frank Sawyer in the early 1900’s; it has been around a long time. It is a very simple, yet effective fly pattern. It is unique in that the only materials used is a hook, copper wire and ring neck pheasant tail. The fly does not use thread to bind it together. The fly imitates any number of different mayfly nymphs that are common in our Central Oregon streams and rivers. I have used this fly effectively in a broad spectrum of rivers from Central Oregon to Montana and as far away as Argentina. It is usually one of the first patterns I pull out of my fly box when approaching a new river, as it is an excellent imitation for small mayfly nymphs. The pattern featured in this month’s column is tied to specifically imitate a Pale Morning Dun nymph. By I can adapt the size and color to imitate many different mayfly nymphs. Use a greenish pheasant tail, bronze wire and tie on a size 18, and you have an excellent imitation for Baetis, or Blue Wing Olives. Tie a little larger using pheasant tail and copper wire, and you have a Mahogany Dun nymph. This is my go-to pattern in many situations and it is responsible for more fish to net than any other pattern I’ve fished. Give it a try. I think you’ll like it!

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I have tied the fly slightly differently than the original Sawyer nymph tied by Frank Sawyer. The main difference is in the tie-off point. The original pattern tied off the fly at the back of the thorax, whereas on my version it is tied off at the head. But I think you’ll see how quick and easy the pattern is to tie. I’ve added UV Resin to the wing case to make the fly more durable; something that wasn’t available in Frank Sawyer’s time. Sawyer Pheasant Tail Materials List: Hook: Firehole Outdoors 627 Barbless Competition Hook (Short Shank, 2X Gape), Sizes 14-18, or similar Montana Charlie is an author, poet, and artist. Abdomen, Thorax For information about his books and other writings: and Rib: Red Ultra Wire

in Small Abdomen, Thorax and Wing Pads: Natural Ring Neck Pheasant Tying instructions and steps are being published in video form, and can be found on the Sunriver Anglers web page at, on Facebook at SunriverAnglers/, or at the following YouTube URL: Learn to tie this fly pattern and fish it in rivers, Crooked, the Fall River, Upper Deschutes, and the Main Stem Deschutes. If you have questions or would like additional information about the Sawyer Pheasant Tail, please don’t hesitate to email me. Or if you have suggestions on future patterns to feature in this column, I welcome your input. I can be reached at

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Old babe was all we ever called her, This "grand horse", of typical brown. She had strength that went without question, But her eyesight had made her unsound. That's the reason she relied now on words and on touch, Or the feel of her foot, on the ground. Since no man had struck her in anger, Her trust in mankind knew no bounds. She quietly did all the chores she was asked, Pulling buggies or plowing new ground. It was one of my chores to feed her, While she ate I would stroke her broad face. She soon learned the sound of my footsteps, And called out when I entered the place. Without fail she would lift up my sprits, To see her working, with such quiet grace. One day in '23 I remember, the day started, Without wind, and plenty of sun. I was running behind on my chore time, So I hurried to get them all done. When I finished I grabbed up my books and my lunch, And lit out for school on the run. The rest of the morning was normal, But by noontime the wind starts to blow. By two it was blowing much harder, And became intermittent with snow. The teacher became pretty worried, And told us all we'd better go. By then it was snowing much harder, Soon the schoolhouse was gone from my sight. By the time I had gone half a mile, All I could see, was cold winter white. On I staggered in blinded confusion, Not sure where my body was bound? I knew if I fell and was covered with snow, My body might never be found. It was then through the howl of the wind and the snow, I heard horse hooves hitting the ground. I reached out my arms and called "OVER HERE", Though I was sure the storm muffled the sound. Soon Babe's soft muzzle was pressed up to my chest, And I knew I was safe, "I'd been found"! Frozen tears stuck to the sides of my face, As I stroked her soft muzzle of brown. Then I got in the carriage with staggering legs, While Pa turned the buggy around. Soon I felt the warmth of the blanket I wore, Making me feel even more safe and sound. Never before had my Pa come for me, This time I was pleased that he did. He explained as he drove, they'd been worried at home, That this storm might be too much, "for a kid". So he had went to the barn to hitch up a horse, But only one horse was fit for the bid. So Babe had been chosen, and put to the task. And the reason was plain as could be. Since her sight was now gone, she could travel by feel, So it didn't matter that she couldn't see. Later we learned that the storm was the worst, That the people here ever did see. Many had perished that day in the snow, And that same fate might have overcome me! If faithful old Babe hadn't come through the snow, Saving my bacon, for me. Her touch and her ears had been better than eyes, In a blizzard where you couldn't see!


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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.

$37,464 in La Pine Rotary Grants Awarded To South Deschutes Nonprofits By Rotary Club of Sunriver-La Pine, Contributing Writer

Through their nonprofit foundation, the Rotary Club of Sunriver-La Pine has raised and donated more than $500,000 to local nonprofits since its founding. Most of these funds are raised though the club’s annual Spring Wine Auction and Community Dinner, which will be held Friday, May 4th in 2018. “Because of the generous support of the local community and Rotarians, we were able to renew many 2017 grants as well as add some new programs,” states Rotarian Dennis Smeage, foundation distribution chairperson. Checks are currently being distributed to grant recipients. Overall, $37,464 in grants were awarded in November. Support continued to these outstanding nonprofits serving South Deschutes communities: Assistance League of Bend, Healthy Beginnings, Holy Trinity Community Outreach – Care & Share, La Pine Community Kitchen, La Pine Park & Recreation, Rising Stars Preschool, Sunriver Music Festival, Sunriver Nature Center & Observatory, Three Rivers School – Battle of the Books, and Three Rivers School – Drama Program. In addition, new grants were awarded to CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of Central Oregon, Discover Your Forest, La Pine Elementary School – Life Skills Program, MountainStar Family Relief Nursery, the SMART (Start Making a Reader Today) program, and Tech Trek Central Oregon. A Gift that Keeps Giving Looking for a special gift this holiday season? Consider donating to your favorite nonprofit. Many are in dire need of donations at this time of year, so they can serve others this holiday season. For example, the La Pine Community Kitchen needs turkeys and hams. Giving to your favorite charity is a great way

to share Rotary’s “Service Above Self” Rotarian Cheri Martinen (right) presents grant check to Maren Palotary (left) and Kayla Rotunno (center) of the MountainStar Family Relief Nursery at the Friday, November 17th La Pine Chamber Breakfast. Checks were also present that morning to La Pine Community Kitchen, La Pine Elementary School, and La Pine Park and Recreation. commitment to your community. Free Dictionaries Distribution Completed Led by Community Project Director Laurie Henberg, the club completed distributing free dictionaries to three South Deschutes elementary schools in November: La Pine, Rosland, and Three Rivers. Since 1995, the goal of The Dictionary Project is to ensure that everyone enjoys the benefits of owning a dictionary. Nearly 25 million free dictionaries have been given to 3rd graders over the years with the help of local Rotarians. A New Year Resolution: Become a Local Rotarian Looking for ways to give back to your community? Join us as a member of the Sunriver-La Pine Rotary and discover the satisfaction of embracing our “service above self” motto. If you would like to explore being a Rotarian, we would love to have you attend one of our weekly Wednesday morning meetings (7:35 a.m. at the See Rotary page 20

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Sunriver Books & Music Book Reviews & Events By Deon Stonehouse Saturday, December 16, Katy Bryce will give a presentation on Mountain Bike Bend, her guide to 46 single track routes in the Central Oregon area. Whether you are a biking enthusiast or are looking for a great gift for anyone who likes to bike, this will be an interesting event. Central Oregon is an outdoor wonderland, with many trails for outdoor enthusiasts that are visiting or live in this gorgeous high desert region. Keeping things safe, the book opens with a matrix designating the rides as beginner, intermediate, advanced, or expert. It also gives the mileage, type, and intensity of the ride. Katy has lived in Bend. Oregon since 1997 and is an avid bike rider; she knows her trails well. The Maston kicks off the list of trails, with options for beginner to expert. This area is popular with hikers, trail runners, bikers, and equestrians. After a description of the area, there is a mileage log giving directions for an 11.6 mile ride. For the fit and experienced, ride #3 is in dramatic Smith Rock with spectacular views. Probably the most famous biking

trail in Bend is Phil’s Trail, the #6 selection. Feeling brave and have the skills? Try ride #20 around Mt Bachelor rated for advanced to expert. Just getting started? Try ride #25 an 11.7 mile loop around Cultus Lake rated for beginners. Ride #32 on the Deschutes River Trail concludes right here in Sunriver and is rated intermediate. The trails finish with #46 Olallie and O’Leary Epic, a 27.8 mile ride rated expert. All of the trails are accompanied by photos, descriptions, maps, and a mileage log. The book finishes with a resource section listing shuttle services, guided bike tours, area bike shops, organizations, and area amenities. Author events are free and include refreshments and drawings for door prizes. Sign up to attend by calling 541593-2525, emailing sunriverbooks@ or stopping by Sunriver Books & Music.

Accomplishments Extolled at Sunriver Chamber’s Annual Breakfast

By T. Myers, Contributing Writer No business better represents the area’s promising economic climate than Sunriver Brewing, host of this year’s annual Chamber of Commerce breakfast. Having recently completed a $500,000 expansion, and increased its work force to 150 employees, the company has also been heralded as one of the top 50 employers in Oregon, Idaho and Washington. “Sunriver Brewing’s success typifies our goal of contributing to the development of our members and the community in general,” said Keith Kessaris, Director of the Sunriver Chamber of Commerce, who detailed the organization’s 2017 accomplishments and future plans. Attendees then viewed a travel video developed to promote tourism in Central Oregon, as presented by Alana Hughson, CEO of the Central Oregon Visitors

Association. She announced that the national association of golf tourism specialists plans to bring 250 international tour operators from 35 countries to Sunriver for a four-day conference in June 2018. “It’s a significant achievement to secure such an important event,” Hughson emphasized, “and we’re counting on collaboration from all of you.” Teri Myers from the La Pine Chamber complimented its Sunriver counterpart for “moving in the direction of state and local chambers to become the ‘three Cs’: a hub for the community, a source for communication, and the area convener for organizing meetings and area events.” For information about joining one of the two local chambers, businesses are encouraged to contact Ann Gawith (La Pine) at 541-536-9771 or Kent Elliott (Sunriver) at 541-593-8149.

Sunriver Women’s Club Accepting Grant Applications

The Sunriver Women’s Club (SRWC) is accepting applications for their 2018 Philanthropy Grant Awards. Successful grant recipients are nonprofit agencies or organizations that serve South Deschutes County and focus on meeting basic needs of food, shelter, health, clothing, education or child care and development for families, women, children and seniors. Last year the SRWC awarded $34,000 to 15 local organizations. To qualify, grant applicants must operate

under a current 501(c)3 nonprofit tax exempt status from the IRS and show a demonstrated impact for the program/project. Applicants are researched by the SRWC Philanthropy Committee, and the SRWC Board of Directors select grant recipients in the spring. Application deadline is January 31, 2018. The grant application is available on the SRWC website at www.sunriverwomensclub. com. For additional information contact: Shirley Olson, Philanthropy Director, at

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COCC Board of Directors

The Central Oregon Community College Budget Committee consists of the seven elected COCC Board members and seven other citizens representing the geographic zones in the District. The Budget Committee meets three to four times a year and recommends an annual operating budget for the College to the COCC Board of Directors. Budget Committee members are appointed by the Board for three-year terms. COCC is looking for individuals interested in serving on the Budget Committee. The position representing Zone 7 (southern Deschutes County including La Pine and Sunriver, plus northern Klamath and Lake counties) is currently open. Zone 7 – La Pine area (precincts 23, 24, 39, 40 and 51); Sunriver areas (precincts 16 and 38); the remainder of south Deschutes County (precincts 10, 21, 42, 43 and 49), plus Klamath County precinct 1 and Lake County precincts 13 and 14. Anyone interested in applying is asked to send a cover letter and resume to the COCC Board of Directors, Central Oregon Community College, 2600 NW College Way, Bend, Oregon 97703 or e-mail Include your voter precinct in your letter. Applications must be received by Tuesday, January 9, 2018. Board/Budget Committee meetings scheduled for 2018: Wednesdays, March 14, April 11 and May 9.

Christmas Valley Christmas Valley Community Church, Pastor Dustin Peterson P.O. Box 66, 87921 Christmas Valley Hwy, Christmas Valley, OR 97641, Phone: (541) 576-2757 Sunday School: 9:45 a.m. Main Service: Sun 10:45 a.m. Web: www. Faith Lutheran Church, Pastor: Peter Pagel Christmas Valley, OR 97641, Phone: (541) 536-1198 Tuesday Service: 6 p.m. Web: www.facebook.

Crescent First Baptist Church, Pastor: Gil Ernst Phone: (541) 433-9342 Ponderosa Christian Fellowship, Pastor Gordon DeArmond P.O. Box 254, 136856 Main Street, Crescent, OR 97733, Phone: (541) 4332318 Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Morning Service: 10:30 a.m. – 12 Noon Evening Service: 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study: 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Web: LIVE Service can be heard from 11:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. on KITC 106.7 FM Radio

Fort Rock Holy Family Catholic Church, Pastor: Father Theo Nnabugo 57255 Fort Rock Road, Fort Rock, OR 97735, Phone: (541) 536-3571 Sunday Mass: 3:30 p.m. Web:, Email:

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DR. AMBERENA FAIRLEE Certificate in Dental Assisting Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer Degree

“When I signed up for the dental assisting program at COCC, I had absolutely no intention of ever becoming a dentist. The instructors were so incredible, empowering and encouraging, though, and they provided me and other students with the support to help us reach even higher. I never thought

the program or COCC would be the spark to change the future of my life, but it totally was. “We are so lucky in Central Oregon to have such an incredible community college available to us.”


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Church Directory


Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Church, Pastor: Father Theo Nnabugo 120 Mississippi Drive, Gilchrist, OR 97737, Phone: (541) 536-3571 Sunday Mass: 12:30 p.m. Web:, Email:

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Calvary Chapel La Pine, Pastors: Chad Carpenter/Tony DeAndrade P.O Box 1677, 16430 3rd Street, La Pine, OR 97739, Phone: (541)948-6649 Sunday Service: 9:30 a.m. Web:, Email: Cascade Bible Church, Pastor: Jack Ebner P.O. Box 580, 52410 Pine Drive, La Pine, OR 97739 Sunday School: 9 a.m. Sunday Service: 10:30 a.m. Web:, Email: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Bishop: Bishop Russell 52680 Day Road, La Pine, OR 97739 Cornerstone Baptist Church Pastor Nick Loewen 52379 Huntington La Pine Phone: 503-779-7975 Service times: Sunday at 10:30 am and Wednesday at 7pm Crescent Creek Church, Pastor: Greg Price P.O. 468, 52340 Huntington Road, La Pine, OR 97739, Phone: (541) 536-2183 Web:, Email: Crosswalk Ministries, Pastor: Marshall Wolcott 52315 Huntington Road, La Pine, OR 97739, Phone: (541) 536-7524 Web:

Faith Lutheran Church, Pastor: Peter Pagel P. O. Box 1280, 52315 Huntington Road, La Pine, IR 97739, Phone: (541) 536-1198 Sunday: Study and Bible School 9 a.m. Sunday Service: 10 a.m. Web: www.facebook.faithlutheranchurch. com Grace Fellowship Church of The Nazarene, Pastor: Richard Lighthill 52315 Huntington Road, La Pine, OR 97739 Sunday Worship: 10:45 a.m. Phone: (541) 536-2878 High Lakes Christian Church, Pastor: Ben Smith 52620 Day Road, La Pine, OR 97739, Phone: (541)536-3333 Sunday Worship: 9:30 am at La Pine High School Web: Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, Pastor: Father Theo Nnabugo P.O. Box 299, 16137 Burgess Road, La Pine, OR 97739 Sunday Mass: 10 a.m., Weekday Masses: Tues 6p.m.; Wed 9 a.m.; Fri 9 a.m. followed by Exposition & Benediction Web:, Email: Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witness 52412 Antler Lane, La Pine, OR 97739, Phone: (541) 536-9083 La Pine Community Church, Pastor: Donald Manning 16565 Finley Butte Road, La Pine, OR 97739 Web: La Pine Christian Church, Pastor: Norman R. Soyster 52565 Day Road, La Pine, OR 97739, Phone: (541) 536-1593 Sunday Services: 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m.

Living Water of La Pine – NW Conservative Baptist Affiliation, Pastor: Dr. James Hofman 52410 Primrose Lane, La Pine, OR 97739, Phone: (541) 536-1215 Web: Crosspoint Pentecostal Church of God 51491 Morson Street, La Pine, OR 97739, Phone: (541) 536-2940 Seventh-Day Adventist Church, Elder: Barbara Tucker 51330 Anchor Way,, La Pine, OR 97739, Phone: (541) 536-2773 Web:

Sunriver Community Bible Church at Sunriver, Pastor: Glen Schaumloeffel Deschutes National Forest, 1 Theater Drive, Sunriver, OR 97707, Phone: (541) 593-8341 Web: Holy Trinity Church, Pastor: Father Theo Nnabugo 18143 Cottonwood Road, Sunriver, OR 97707, Phone: (541) 536-3571 Sunday Mass: 8 a.m., Saturday Mass: 5:30 p.m. Weekday Mass: Thurs 9:30 a.m. followed by Exposition & Benediction Web:, Email: Sunriver Christian Fellowship, Pastor: Nancy Green Deschutes National Forest, 18143 Cottonwood Road, Sunriver, OR 97707, Phone: (541) 593-1183 Web: If your church isn’t listed, please email with details for your church, including the website.

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The Mysteries of Water Molecules By Helen Woods, Staff Writer


lthough we can’t observe individual water molecules, collectively they can be seen as rain, snow, lakes, fog, clouds and steam. We even give them a special name when talking about the weather – humidity. And whether these molecules are in the form of solids, liquids or gases, they’re all just plain water. These different conditions of water molecules are a function of their bipolar nature, electrically speaking. Water can do very strange things because of this bipolarity, much of which depends on the water’s temperature. Simply put, the hotter the water, the faster the molecules can move. The faster they move, the easier it is to overcome the bipolar bonds, eventually forming steam. The opposite is true of cooling. The slower the molecules move, the easier it is to form strong bonds, eventually taking on a rigid form we call ice.

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There are exceptions to this general rule. Supercooling and superheating allow materials to stay liquid or solid way above or below their boiling and freezing points.

Here is an experiment you can do to observe supercooling in water: 1. Get a new bottle water. Open it and then close the bottle, and then let it warm or cool to room temperature. 2. Lay the bottle on its side in the freezer, and leave it there for 1.5 – 2 hours. 3. Put some ice cubes in a bowl. 4. Check the water in the bottle. If it is still liquid, carefully take it out, and hold the bottle upright while opening it. 5. Carefully pour the water from the bottle, and watch what happens. 6. Repeat the cooling process, and then pour the liquid into a glass. 7. Tap the side of the glass with a spoon and observe.

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Humane Society of Central Oregon

PET of the Month for December


Sugar Plum is a 2-year-old Chihuahua mix that was transferred to our shelter from a shelter in California. We unfortunately don’t have any history on him, but he is ready to start his new life in Central Oregon. Chihuahuas are loyal and become attached to their owners. They are intelligent and learn quickly. If Sugar Plum sounds like the dog you’ve been looking for come down and adopt him today.

Remi, Best Puppy You Could Ever Have! By Ken Mulenex, Staff Writer

On a visit to Fort Rock recently, a friend and I stopped in at the Waterin Hole Tavern & Grill. We had no more than sat down when here came, “house security”, in the form of Remi, a black puppy, with a shiny coat (whose tail wasn’t wagging). I put my hand out and after a coupe of sniffs Remi’s tail started wagging and he plopped down right at my feet, he turned a couple of deep dark eyes on me, as if to say, “Hi Friend”.

Sunriver Chamber Moves and employer/employee training on an ongoing and customized basis at a new center of operations in partnership with Ryan Culp, the new Sunriver-La Pine Economic Development director. “EDCO is thrilled with the possibility of a co-working space located in Sunriver, which proves the community wants entrepreneurs and small businesses to succeed in southern Deschutes County. We’re fortunate to have the Sunriver Chamber as a passionate partner in this process,” said Culp. Relocating from Two County Mall on Beaver Drive to the Sunriver Business Park to occupy space in the Fall River Place plaza at 56825 Venture Lane, Suite 110 (formerly occupied by ATL Communications), the chamber is expanding to offer “incubation” office

Shelby Hopkins, owner of Remi and short-order cook for the Waterin Hole, came over and filled me in on Remi’s background. “He’s the ‘Best Puppy’ you could ever want”, Shelby said. He laid right there until another couple came in. In that quick look back at me with those gleaming eyes, I got the message “I gotta check-em out”!!

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space to new and/or small businesses that cannot afford to rent full-sized (and retail priced) office space. The business incubation/workspace sharing concept allows businesses to start and grow their businesses with the assistance of local “angel investors” and mentors as well as small business development organizations offering training and free consultations through small business development entities. A similar incubation program in Bend, BendTech Coworking, was successfully launched and is currently self-sustaining. The shared workspace will include a centralized receptionist, conference rooms and the fastest Internet connectivity available in south county. Spaces will be rented at affordable prices on a drop-in, as-needed basis. Spaces will range in

price from $50 to $250. The building is owned by the O’Neill family, who were instrumental in providing the space to allow businesses to work together to share resources, budgets and wisdom to jumpstart and maintain a successful and profitable business. The Sunriver Area Chamber is seeking


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Sunriver Lodge). To attend a meeting as our guest, please contact Rob Foster via email ( Anyone living or working in the South Deschutes County area is eligible for membership. You do not have to live in Sunriver or La Pine.

those who can assist in cross-promotion of each other’s services, such as marketing, web development, photography and product development along with residential and business relocation related services.

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La Pine’s Snow Removal Ordinance Requirements By Staff Writer “Basically, City Ordinance No. 2016-07 mandates that property owners are responsible for removing snow and ice from sidewalks that abut their property,” clarified City Manager Cory Misley. “We passed this directive last year in recognition of the obvious fact that as La Pine continues to grow, so will the number of sidewalks. It’s a critical safety measure during Central Oregon’s harsh winter conditions. “People need to pitch in,” he added. “This is especially important on sidewalks with heavy foot traffic, such as the stretch on 1st Street off Huntington where there are a lot of kids walking through from the schools.” The ordinance requires that an

owner of real property abutting a sidewalk must remove snow and/or ice from public sidewalks adjacent to the owner’s real property as follows: • Snow and/or ice must be removed from the entire length of the sidewalk up to three feet width; • Snow and/or ice must be removed within the first six hours of daylight in commercial areas and within one day in all other areas; • Removed snow and/or ice must not be placed on or in the street or anywhere where it might block runoff water and/or impede traffic, vehicular or pedestrian. Misley asks that any questions about compliance with this ordinance be directed to City Hall at 541-5361432.

ODOT SNOW REMOVAL cont from page 3 plowing services can maximize snow removal. Further information and maps of primary and secondary snow routes, as well as private roads within the

City, are available at the Public Works Department website under the “snow removal” heading: publicworks.

and sidewalk and, for hard-to-reach areas, an old-fashioned hand shovel. “Our ground crews are out there throughout the day as needed,” asserted Northcutt. “It’s a full-time job, as we’ll even take care of an inch or two. Coping with snow and ice is just part of living in Central Oregon.”

Your Safety Is Always Our Concern Each new season brings its own set of safety hazard reminders, and winter is no exception. As you and your family celebrate during the Holiday Season, Midstate Electric encourages you to think safety when it comes time to decorate. Here are a few tips to add safety to that holiday sparkle:

Electrical and Extension Cords • Before you start decorating, check cords for wear. When decorating outdoors, be sure decorations and extension cords are designed for outdoor use. All cords should be insulated and sockets attached firmly. • When decorating outdoors, keep ladders away from overhead powerlines. • Uncoil extension cords fully before use. Also, make sure the extension cord matches your amperage needs. • Avoid placing cords near water pipes and appliances that put off a lot of heat. And remember, don’t overload electrical outlets–too many plugs in one outlet can start a fire. • Unplug cords when you string lights. • Unplug lights and decorations when you go to bed or leave home. When unplugging a cord, pull on the plug head, not the cord.

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Claiming that Ace Hardware has “an accident-free track record” as a result of this collective effort, Northcutt readily affirmed that “I love it here – whatever the season. All year round, I get to meet neat people. And in the store, everyone is working together – it’s a lot of fun.”


cont from page 3 rule, the contractor begins his efforts on a weekly basis, if not more often,” after four inches of snow accumulation, he commented. “We recently met to evaluate last but he’ll get started after only three inches if a lot more is in the offing. We year’s efforts, and analyze how we could improve them. For example, we try to get ahead of the snowfall. “However, if a storm dumps two to clarified ‘who is going to call who’ in a three feet of snow without interruption given situation, and discussed how best – as tends to happen every winter – to allocate our resources. We wanted to there’s no way to get ahead of it. So we touch base before the chaos starts. B U I LT T O A H I G H E R S TA N D A R D “The contractor does an exceptional just do our best to keep things safe.” Obrist emphasized that his job,” Obrist said, “and I’m confident department is constantly interacting we have a good plan moving forward. with the contractor, Vic Russell Living in Central Oregon, we’re in the Construction, during the busiest snow business whether we like it or B U snow I L T T O season. A H I G H E “We R S TA N D A R D not.” months of the talk

• Place trees away from fireplaces, candles, space heaters, electrical appliances and other heat sources. If you have a live tree, make sure it is fresh and gets lots of water. • If you have an artificial tree, make sure it is fire resistant. • Keep paper decorations away from tree lights.

Stay Away from Downed Power Lines If you see a downed line, don’t touch it. Keep others away and call us immediately. Only our employees have the equipment and knowledge required to correct the situation.



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Winter Travel Tips By Oregon Department of Transportation Oregon’s Weather Can Change Quickly

Tip # 1

Tip # 2

Driving in the snow requires a certain set of driving skills that some Oregon residents rarely get to use. Here are some things to keep in mind: Check road conditions on your route before you go at TripCheck or by dialing 511. Plan your trip accordingly. Allow extra time to get where you’re going. Travel is going to be slow. Allow extra stopping distance. There is less traction on slick, snowy roads. Brake gently to avoid skidding or sliding. If the wheels lock up, ease off the brakes. Carry chains and know how to use them. Make sure your vehicle is in top operating conditions, with clean headlights, good brakes, working windshield wipers and good tires. Slow down when approaching off-ramps, bridges and shady spots where the snow often lingers longer. Turn on your headlights to increase your visibility. Be prepared for delays. Make sure you have water, blankets, a full tank of gas…and plenty of patience! If you feel tired or if road conditions get rough, don’t be afraid to stop for the night.

Driving in Icy Conditions

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Bridges and overpasses are the most dangerous parts of the road in the winter. They are the first to freeze and the last to thaw because they’re built of concrete, which doesn’t retain as much heat as other materials. Be safe while driving on icy roads by remembering the following: Turn off your cruise control, be alert and drive cautiously. Roads that are wet or have fresh snow, packed snow, or ice have varying degrees of traction. Adjust your speed to match road conditions accordingly. Increase your distance from vehicles in front of you. Allow about three times as much space as usual. If your vehicle suddenly feels like it’s floating, gradually slow down. Tap on your brakes gently; don’t slam on them. Changes in elevation can drastically affect road and weather conditions. Watch for icy spots, especially in shaded corners. Avoid driving through snowdrifts — they may cause your vehicle to spin out of control. Blowing powder or dry snow can limit your visibility, especially when approaching or following trucks or snowplows. Keep your distance to avoid being blinded by blowing snow. Look for signs of ice on windshield wipers, side view mirrors, road signs, trees or fences. If ice has formed on any of these things, it may be on the road as well.

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Invisible Danger: Black Ice Black ice, also called glare ice or clear ice, is a thin layer of ice on the roadway. Any ice is dangerous to drive on, but black ice is particularly hazardous because the road looks wet, not icy. Black ice isn’t really black; it’s so thin and transparent that the darker pavement shows through. It often has a matte appearance rather than the expected gloss. Ordinary snow tires are designed for snow, not ice. The most helpful device for gaining traction on ice is tire chains. But even with chains, stopping distance is still several times greater than on dry pavement with ordinary tires. Black ice is most common at night and very early in the morning, when temperatures are typically their lowest. It is usually thin enough that it melts soon after sunlight hits it, but it can last much longer on shaded areas of roadways. The ground cools more slowly than the air and warms back more slowly as well, so even if the air temperature is above freezing, the roadway may still be frozen. This discrepancy between temperatures can lull drivers into a false sense of security.

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Calendar of Events December 2017 La Pine

La Pine Library

La Pine Christmas Bazaar. December 1-2, 11am7pm; La Pine Community Center.

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

Lions Club Kids Christmas Bazaar. Saturday, December 2, 12-4pm. John C Johnson Bldg. For more information or to donate items, contact Gary Mose 541-536-5413 or email lapinelionsclub@ La Pine Christmas Light Parade. December 2, 6-7:30pm. Senior Center Craft Bazaar. Saturday, December 9, 9am-4om. For more information, contact Jean at 541-536-1551 or the Senior Center 541-5366237. Prairie House Fourth Annual Holiday Bake Sale. Monday, December 11, 10am-4pm. Raffles for 2 lap quilts. Tickets $1 each or 6 for $5. Ya Ya Sisterhood general meetings second Wednesday of each month in the Finley Butte Community Building. Social hour at 5:30 with potluck and meeting at 6:30. For more information about Ya Ya’s and meetings, contact Linda Vassalli 541-610-7223. 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


Winter Gala 2017 Reindeer Romp. Dinner/dance. Monday, December 11, 6pm-10pm. Sunriver Resort Great Hall. $80/person. For tickets or more information, visit srwcwintergala@gmail. com Visit Santa in the Village. December 8, 6-9pm. Free Skate Day. December 8, 6-9pm. Donate 2 cans of food to receive free skating. All food collected will be given to Christmas Basket Sharing program in South Deschutes County.

Happy Holidays

Friends of the La Pine Library Hours for the Friends’ Book Nook are below. Beginning in December, the hours will still be same on Tuesdays and Thursdays, but Saturdays will be “weather permitting only”. Tuesdays: 10 am – 1 pm, Thursdays: 1 – 4 pm, & Saturdays: weather permitting La Pine: Thrive Social Services Britta will be in La Pine Library meeting room on Friday mornings, to help with social services. No appointment needed. Fridays, from 10:00 – 11:30 am Tween/Teen Pop-Up Projects Month of December: “Make & Take Winter Crafts” December, 2017 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 checkin at the front desk, and go to the school library. Friday, December 1, 9:05 am The Library Book Club Book Party! Share your favorite reads of the year! Everyone welcome! Thursday, December 7, 12:00 pm Decorate Your Gingerbread We provide the gingerbread and decorations; you provide the creativity! Show your artsy side with this delicious program. All ages welcome from kids to seniors! Saturday, December 9, 11:00 am 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. The theme for this week is ‘Cozy Cabin’. Tuesday, December 12, 10:00 am Music, Movement & Stories Movement and stories to develop skills. Program is geared to ages 0-5. Thursday, December 14, 10:30 am 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 checkin at the front desk, and go to the school library. Friday, December 15, 9:05 am LEGO Block Party Read! Build! Play! Join other builders and a gazillion LEGO’s! All ages welcome, come have fun! Saturday, December 16, 1:00 pm



Happy Holidays

Loyal Order of Moose (LOOM) LOOM Meeting 6:30 p.m. 1st & 3rd Tuesday, Moose Lodge Women of the Moose (WOTM) WOTM Meeting 1:00 p.m. 1st & 3rd Monday, Moose Lodge

Senior Center Hires Manager

By Ted Scholer, Contributing Writer La Pine Senior Activities Center Hires key factors in her hiring. She also has a long Jaimie Donahue as Manager history of volunteering in La Pine community. With the Departure of Manager Karen Jaimie Has lived, worked and volunteered Ward due to illness, the Senior Center Board in the community, she has many ideas for made the decision to move forward and hire a improving the Senior Center operations. She manager. After a search for a qualified person will be working with the Board on her ideas to fill the position, the Board chose to hire for streamlining the Senior Center’s current Jaimie Donahue a long-time resident of the La business practices. Pine Community The Board, in hiring Jaimie just part Jaimie’s background in business time, has decided to take on some of the ownership, grocery store management (for responsibilities for the Center’s activities. It is 16 years), and community volunteering were safe to say that, changes are a’ Coming!

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No Storytime There will be no Storytime on December 21, 28, or Jan. 4. Storytime will resume on January 11, 2018. Library Closure All Deschutes Public Libraries will be CLOSING EARLY on Sunday, 12/24 at 5:00 pm, and will remain CLOSED through Monday, 12/25. Libraries will reopen on Tuesday, 12/26, with regular hours. Library Closure All Deschutes Public Libraries will be CLOSING EARLY on Sunday, 12/31 at 5:00 pm, and will remain CLOSED through Monday, Jan. 1, 2018. Libraries will reopen on Tuesday, Jan 2, with regular hours. People with disabilities needing accommodations (alternative formats, seating or auxiliary aides) should contact Community Librarian, Roxanne Renteria, at 541-312-1091, or roxanner@ The La Pine Public Library is located at 16425 1st Street, in La Pine, Oregon.

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The Winter Hours from December 2017 till February for 2017-2018 are as Follows: Open Two Days a Week: Tuesdays 10:00am to 1:00pm Thursdays 1:00pm to 4:00pm Check on Saturdays at the Library from 1:00pm to 4:00pm (when Volunteers are available and weather permits Book Nook will be open.

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Winter Driving cont from page 5 Even during daylight hours, headlights help prevent others from pulling out in front of you. This becomes even more important when driving in snowy, icy or foggy conditions. If possible, adjust your travel time. Fortunately, here in Central Oregon, the roads are remarkably clean by 10 a.m. or 12 noon – thanks to vigilant ODOT crews. Their efforts are aided by our number of sunny days. Check ODOT’s road condition website and cameras for the latest weather and highway information. Balance vehicle weight (i.e., use a few sandbags). Ninety percent of vehicles, even 4x4s, are lighter in the rear. Adding sandbags (or large bags filled with gravel) in the back helps maximize traction by balancing the weight over each corner of the vehicle. This greatly improves handling and predictability in slick environments. Have winter survival gear in your car. This includes a flashlight, cell phone, blanket, snow boots, gloves and a hat. Be prepared to walk a mile if you need to. Consider siping your tires. Those extra edges cut into the tread do make a difference – especially on packed snow and ice where vehicles most often lose control. Carry and use snow chains. These are critical for traction in extreme conditions and when going over mountain passes. Consider snow tires on all four wheels. Snow tires are a great help in deeper snow and slush. Putting them on all four wheels ensures equal traction on each tire, and results in better balance, steering and breaking. Use tires with studs or the newer studless tires – based on your own preferences and driving needs.

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Dutch Oven Cooking By Ann Gawith, Contributing Writer


I have been making this recipe since I was a teenager – it was a “go to” in my family because it utilizes one of the cheapest (at least back then) cuts of beef in the store … plain old round steak. Funny how it was hard to find for a while, but I see it quite frequently now, and it is still pretty darn cheap (for beef). You will have odd shaped strips and chunks when you make the uniform sized pieces … save those for a stir fry, or soup. The “red” tomato gravy seems odd to some people on top of mashed potatoes, but trust me it works! I use instant mashed potatoes because we just don’t keep large amounts of potatoes in the house anymore … but when I make this for a crowd I mash red potatoes with the skins left on … yummo as we say in our house.

Swiss Steak Recipe Recipe for 12” shallow (or deep) Dutch oven Approx. 1# round steak (1 large steak cut into playing card size pieces – about 6 pieces Using a large sturdy knife tenderize the pieces of meat by hitting with the knife blade at right angles (making a cross hatch effect) - do this to both sides of the meat.

Heat oil in the Dutch Oven and sauté the onions until soft & golden, remove from the pan; Add more oil if necessary, and brown the meat slices a few at a time ( too many in the pan cause the meat to steam, not brown). When all the meat is browned add all the pieces and the onion back into the pan. Add & Stir well 2 cups strong beef broth 1 can chopped or stewed tomatoes (seasoned or not) 1 small can tomato paste

Dredge the meat pieces in flour seasoned with salt & pepper. Slice one large onion in quarter slices approximately ¼ inch wide.

Cover the pan and let simmer for approximately 2 hours or until the meat is very tender. Vent the lid approximately the last ½ hour to thicken the sauce. Taste, and add salt or pepper if you desire. Make a batch of instant mashed potatoes


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according to the package directions. Serve the meat and sauce over the mashed potatoes. This what people who have a dozen Dutch Ovens do for Christmas!

Kasie’s Grandmother’s Cornbread

Shrimp Dip By Sandy Golden Eagle Contributing Writer

By Ruth Skinner (Grandma)

Original Recipe

1 cup self-rising cornmeal ½ cup flour 1 Tbls baking powder 1 egg 1 Tbls (heaping) mayo 1/3 cup milk (more or less as needed) 1/2 of a medium yellow onion, chopped.

Mix until moistened, but do not over mix (adjust the moisture of the batter as needed). Melt some bacon grease (about 1 Tbls) in a 8 inch cast iron pan, place in preheated oven till pan is hot and grease is melted. This will only take a minute. Remove from oven tilt pan to be sure inside is coated with grease, then pour batter into pan. Return to oven and bake at 400°, about 30 minutes, till golden brown Note: This is the basic recipe that was used for the 2017 Veterans Day Chili Feed

1/2 pound peeled and deveined shrimp thawed and chopped 1/2 cup sour cream 1/2 cup mayonnaise 2 green onions chopped, plus more for garnish 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh parsley 1/4 t lemon juice horseradish to taste Salt to taste Mix all ingredients together and refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving. (overnight is best for flavors to blend). Garnish with chopped green onions and parsley. Delicious with salty potato chips. Enjoy this party favorite!

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Holiday Turkey Mini Muffins


By Vicki Mulenex, Contributing Writer

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Spray mini muffin pans (for 48 muffins) with cooking spray. Spoon the stuffing mixture into the pans. Press the mixture level to the top of each cavity. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until the tops are golden brown. Remove from pans, and garnish each bite with cranberry sauce. Additional gravy may be heated and served on the side as a dipping sauce

Chestnut Oyster Stuffing By Vicki Mulenex, Contributing Writer

1/4 pound butter 1 can (15½ ounce) chestnut puree Salt, freshly ground pepper 1 cup chopped celery 4 tablespoons chopped parsley 4 tablespoons chopped onion 3 tablespoons chopped chives 6 cups coarse bread crumbs 1 egg 12 oysters Melt 2 tablespoons of butter and stir into chestnut puree; season to taste with salt and pepper.

Saute celery in 4 tablespoons of butter until soft. Add parsley, onions, and chives, and toss mixture with bread crumbs and chestnut puree in a large bowl. Add egg and mix well. Drain oysters, chop coarsely, and poach for 2 minutes in 2 tablespoons of butter. Toss lightly with stuffing. Allow to sit awhile. Sufficient to stuff a 10-14 pound bird.

Creamy Spinach Mushroom Chicken By Tonya Karlowicz, Contributing Writer

Gluten Free Pumpkin Pie By Betty Mills, Contributing Writer

Pie Filling Ingredients 1 (29 oz) can pure pumpkin (NOT pumpkin pie filling.) 1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk 1 (12 oz) can evaporated milk 4 large eggs 2 tsp cinnamon 2 tsp pumpkin pie spice 2 tsp vanilla 1/2 tsp salt Instructions Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. To Make Crusts: Using a food processor or pastry blender, combine Gluten Free Krusteaz Buttermilk Pancake Mix, cold cubed butter and cream cheese until the mixture starts to form into crumbs. Add in vinegar and pulse food processor a few times to incorporate. Add in water as needed. You want the mixture to form a dough ball, so do not add too much water if you do not need it. Once a ball has formed, divide in half and press each half into a 9” pie plate.

Chicken tenderloins (2 or 3 per serving) At the same time, grill, bake, or sauté the chicken tenderloins and roast the spaghetti squash Serve by placing chicken on top of spaghetti squash, then spoon cream sauce over the squash and chicken.

To Make Pie Filling In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, then add pumpkin, full can sweetened condensed milk and approximately 2/3-3/4 can of the evaporated milk. Stir well to combine. Add in cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, vanilla and salt. Stir well to combine. Carefully pour mixture into pie shells. Place pies in oven and bake for 15 minutes at 425 degrees F, then reduce the temperature to 350 degrees. Bake for an additional 35-45 minutes or until a knife inserted into the center of a pie comes out clean. Remove from oven and allow to cool for two hours. Serve immediately or refrigerate. Store in refrigerator. Gluten free pie crust tends to brown quickly, so I keep my pie crust low, even with the pumpkin I pour in, this helps keep the crust from over browning. I also use a pie shield to help prevent further browning. I put the pie shield on after about 15 minutes and leave on for the remaining baking time.

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In a skillet, sauté fresh garlic. I like garlic, so I used quite a bit. (I also sautéed chopped onion with the garlic and then added mushrooms when nearly sautéed) To sautéed garlic mixture, add: 1 cup almond milk. I used original (60 Cal per cup) 1 cup Greek full fat yogurt “simmer on low and then whisk in” (130 Cal) 1/2 cup fresh grated Parmesan until its melted. 1 Tbls garlic powder 1/2 to 1 tsp black pepper 1/2 to 1 tsp salt 1 Tbls corn starch to thicken As this continues to simmer, add 1 cup fresh spinach until wilted. Spaghetti Squash, seeded & peeled (1/2 per serving)

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Crust Ingredients 2 cups Krusteaz Gluten Free Buttermilk Pancake Mix 10 tablespoons cold butter, cut into small cubes - approximately 1/4” in size 6 tablespoons cream cheese 2 tablespoons white vinegar 2-4 tablespoons cold water

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The Season of Giving By The Cradle-Side A Christmas Poem

By Debbi-ruth Hobbs, Contributing Writer continued from front page

The season of gifts and giving and sharing self with man. Time to bless so many more, simply because you can.

We can keep the Christmas spirit strong by giving all throughout the year. But now's the time to give yourself... the holiday's are here."

When you give someone else your time - share the burdens of their day, you open up two hearts to love... this love will lead the way.

That little boy just smiled at me with bright and shining eyes. He finally spoke another phrase: "How did you get so wise?"

From here the gift of sharing grows from two to four to eight. Then soon the love is floating 'round, replacing all the hate.

"Living life, and giving self is how I got so wise. I've learned to see where there's a need, I hear all mankind's cries."

You see, Christmas is a special time, not just one happy day, it is a season to rejoice and find a better way. Once all mankind returns to peace and all the wars have stopped, then man will know that love's the way, and love can not be topped.

Without another word, he rose and hugged my legs so tight. Then in a flash, the boy was gone, a shadow in the night. I walked on home, my thoughts so deep: what did that child just do? He opened up this dialog for me to share with you!

So, my child, a King was born some celebrate his life. His message is of hope and love and letting go of strife.

By William Blake Sweet dreams, form a shade O'er my lovely infant's head! Sweet dreams of pleasant streams By happy, silent, moony beams!

Sleep, sleep, happy child! All creation slept and smiled. Sleep, sleep, happy sleep, While o'er thee doth mother weep.

Sweet sleep, with soft down Weave thy brows an infant crown! Sweet sleep, angel mild, Hover o'er my happy child!

Sweet babe, in thy face Holy image I can trace; Sweet babe, once like thee Thy Maker lay and wept for me:

Sweet smiles, in the night Hover over my delight! Sweet smiles, mother's smile All the livelong night beguile.

Wept for me, for thee, for all, When he was an infant small; Thou his image ever see, Heavenly face that smiles on thee!

Sweet moans, dovelike sighs, Chase not slumber from thine eyes! Sweet moan, sweeter smile, All the dovelike moans beguile!

Smiles on thee, on me, on all, Who became an infant small, Infant smiles are his own smiles: Heaven and earth to peace beguiles. By The Cradle-Side, By William Blake 1900 Public Domain

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Rudolph’s Wife Has Antlers Too! By Staff Writer Rudolph “with your nose so bright” isn’t the only one at home sporting a pair of antlers. Unlike all other members of the deer (Cervidae) family such as deer, elk and moose, where antlers are only found on adult males, female caribou (reindeer) also boast this extension of the animal’s skull. Unlike horns (found on sheep, goats and cows), antlers are true bone – like the rest of the animal’s skeleton. They are shed and – in temperate climates -- regrown each year. This growth can occur at a rate of one-quarter inch per day – one of the fastest known types of tissue growth in mammals. Antlers are typically developed in just four months. Antlers serve various purposes. These include facilitating competition for females; defending against predators; and asserting dominance – typically against others of the same species – for food resources. Interestingly, after a buck has a serious injury to a hind limb, the opposite antler will be abnormal and stunted. This effect will persist even after the hind limb heals.

Antlered heads are prized as trophies – the bigger, the better. In the same vein, gathering shed antlers attracts dedicated practitioners, such as a local taxidermist who “once found 300 in one year.” He noted that “some grow straight up, and others straight out. I go wherever the animals winter. “There is no specific season for finding shed antlers – it’s a year-round pursuit,” claimed the taxidermist. “Members of the deer family drop their antlers at different times – from around mid-February through mid-April. Recently shed antlers are brown, gradually becoming bleached and (after two years) chalky and marked by cracks. I’ll go out for an entire day at a time, and always take my pack horse -- with plenty of water for him, and beer and ice for me.” Antlers have been used throughout history to make tools, weapons, ornaments and toys. Antler headdresses have been worn by spiritual figures for at least 10,000 years in various cultures, while antlers are a common ingredient in Chinese tonic preparations. Perhaps surprisingly, New Zealand is the largest producer of deer antler, followed closely by Australia and Canada.

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The Dark Cloud Over Merry and Bright By Amy E. Ford, Ph.D., Contributing Writer For those that grieve, the holidays are not merry and bright. Instead, they are numb and dark, colder than the coldest night in Central Oregon. Thanksgiving, Christmas, and other celebrations become another “to-do” on the “just get through it” list. If you’re one of the many that are grieving, you know exactly what I’m writing about. Your heart connects with these words before your mind does. Everyday, you live within the contradiction of heaviness and emptiness, going through the motions with a frozen smile on your face because everyone else just doesn’t get it. Grief is a word that is usually associated with losing someone to death. But grief shouldn’t be associated only with death, because grief occurs after any type of loss. Divorce. A house fire. A pet that wandered off. An adult child that hasn’t called in years. We humans weren’t built for great loss, so our bodies, minds, and heart shut down. This is the experience of grief. But there is hope underneath that dark cloud. While you weren’t built for great loss, you were built to heal. Healing comes from shutting down. There’s actually a scientific reason why the shutdown happens. Grief is a stressor that overloads the

body’s nervous system. When faced with stressors, the human nervous system automatically goes into fight, flight or freeze mode as a method of protection. This mode looks a lot like the “just get through it” list. But the body has another mechanism called the parasympathetic nervous system, which helps you regenerate. This regeneration is activated by three simple things: rest, breath, and connection. In this season of merry and bright, which is really a season of “high stimulus and high stress,” your grief will actually work for you rather than against you. It will demand that you step back. It will demand that you take breaks and rest. It will demand that you do things that recharge your batteries rather than drain you. It will demand that you spend time with people that actually support you rather than people that suck your energy. If you listen to its demands carefully, you will realize that your grief is really just gently asking you to heal. Give yourself permission to rest, to breathe, and to connect in meaningful ways. Rest, breathe, and authentically connect more than you normally would. This is about you and your healing. It’s not about them. They don’t have to get it.

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