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What's Inside Civic Calendar........................2 Civic News...........................2-7 Veterans..................................8 Adventures ...................10 & 11 House & Home......................12 Food & Recipes....................13 Business Spotlight..............14 Pets........................................14 Fishing...................................15 Sunriver.................................16 Scouts Corner......................17 Science..................................18 Church Directory..................19 Event Calendar.....................20 Crossword Puzzle................20 Entertainment.............. 20 & 21 NEW! Kid's Corner.............21 Real Estate...................22 & 23 Poetry....................................24

Volume 17 Issue 1

Gingerbread Junction Raises $5,300 for Habitat

The La Pine Chronicle VOL. 1 NO. 2 JANUARY 26, 1977

Looking Back The Old County Structure

St. Charles Construction pg 3 By Staff Writer

Escape to Oregon's SW Coast pg 10 & 11

Hearty Winter Recipes pg 13

“Everybody here (including six women and two doctors) worked on our 2017 Gingerbread Junction entry (as shown above). It took a good two weeks to create,” said Crystal Smith, receptionist at La Pine Eyecare Clinic. “We had participated in the competition a few times before, but wanted to do something really different this year. Our office manager Stacey came up with the graveyard idea, and all of us knew right away it was perfect.” Candy and cookie creations filled Sunriver Resort’s Abbot Room during December, when the annual Gingerbread Junction – now in its 22nd year – engaged the community in a friendly competition that helps support local families in need. The holiday fundraiser, which features dozens of entries

from businesses, schools and organizations from all over Central Oregon, benefits Habitat for Humanity La Pine Sunriver, a local branch of Habitat for Humanity International. “It’s a natural tie-in between having participants build gingerbread houses and See Gingerbread Junction page 16

Local Girl Scouts "Parade" Their Talents

Newberry Eagle Joins Warming Center Supporters

World of Science pg 18

New! Kid's Corner Puzzles & Coloring pg 21

The Newberry Eagle wishes you a happy and prosperous New Year!

By Staff Writer No group worked harder at decorating their entry at La Pine’s 2017 Parade of Lights than the Girl Scouts shown above, who were awarded third place in the “Big Truck”

category. Comprised of both decorated trucks and other lighted vehicles, the annual parade has become an eagerly-anticipated part of local holiday activities. See Girl Scouts page 17

By Staff Writer “One of the most humane and worthy things to support is making sure that adults and children aren’t suffering from being hungry or out in the cold,” affirmed Ken

Mulenex, the Newberry Eagle’s General Manager. “Those are the very worst circumstances I can think of. “Our board of directors agreed we needed to do See Warming Center page 6

The diverse towns that make up the area served by this paper have one thing in common…they all share a rich history of Central Oregon, a history that includes many interesting county partitionings, a carving up of the old Wasco county structure into the present county divisions. A literal translation of the ‘Wasco”, according to a 1905 edition of “An Illustrated History of Central Oregon, Embracing Wasco, Sherman, Gillam, Wheeler, Crook, Lake and Klamath Counties,” is “a horn basin. “ The name was given to the tribe of Indians that lived in one part of it because of their ability in making crude basins. There is a legend concerning the origin of the name that was explained in the same source: Once upon a time, a young Indian ‘s wife died, leaving two tiny children. The See Looking Back pg 6

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“La Pine Is Entering a New Chapter as a City”

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By Andrea Hine. Contributing Writer

“It’s a credit to us that – among Oregon’s 241 cities – La Pine has been chosen to be the first-ever “small city” partner in the University of Oregon’s Sustainable City Program (SCYP),” announced City Manager Cory Misley. As he explained, SCYP (now in its ninth year), matches classes of UO senior-level and graduate students with an Oregon city or public agency, which then receives assistance with priority projects. SCYP is currently working with TriMet (which provides bus, light rail and commuter rail transit systems in the Portland metro area), and has partnered in the past with larger Oregon cities such as Albany, Medford, Redmond and Springfield. This year’s undertaking will test the program’s applicability and efficacy on a smaller scale. “This newest partnership will focus on a variety of topics ranging from economic development to bicycle and pedestrian connectivity, land use, community engagement, and nonprofit planning,” Misley continued. “About 10 UO classes will participate, all with multiple projects per academic term. Their findings and recommendations will subsequently be presented to the city and the community in open forums.

“Hats off to the SCYP Manager, Megan Banks,” emphasized Misley. “We really appreciate her diligence in matching La Pine’s identified needs and wants with the established SCYP framework. This effort has been almost two years in the making, to ensure it is as valuable as possible for everyone involved.” (Funding for the $120,000 program is being provided by the City of La Pine, La Pine’s Urban Renewal Agency, and a generous matching grant from the Ford Family Foundation.) Misley admitted that “it takes a bit of humility to pick up the mirror and look at ourselves. And we’re going to be examining almost every corner of La Pine – from the downtown area to the industrial park and Wickiup Junction – to maximize SCYP’s potential benefits. “The ultimate goal is to have tangible outcomes that -- within the next few years -- directly feed into established priorities, goals and projects. La Pine is entering a new chapter as a city – with still so much to be developed and improved. Our hope is that this partnership – with its fresh perspective -- will provide a launching pad. And it will be fun for everyone.”

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“We’re going to be examining almost every corner of La Pine,” emphasized Cory Misley, City Manager, in announcing a partnership with the University of Oregon’s Sustainable City Program.

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“La Pine has been fantastic. City officials are very accommodating and willing to do what they can to make things progress. As a result, we haven’t encountered any stopping points, and are on schedule to open this April.” Senior Project Manager Shane Moffitt, who oversaw the construction of St. Charles facilities in Prineville, Madras and south Bend, continued his praise by describing La Pine as “a great partner, and always wanting to help. This is how projects should be built.” From the perspective of Sunwest Builders, general contractor for the new family care clinic, work does slow down as winter temperatures plunge. “An example is when the ground is frozen to a depth of 12 inches, and we’re at the point of pouring concrete. This challenge is met by covering the surfaces, and having heated hoses that raise ground temperatures so the concrete will set.” Moffitt looks beyond the “bones” of exposed frames and pipes inside the building to point out features of the soon-to-be-completed 12,000-squarefoot space. These include 20-foot-high ceilings and abundant natural lighting to create a healing environment; separate waiting rooms for immediate care and family care patients; on-site laboratory services (including x-ray and ultrasound); and an employee drugtesting area with security features to prevent cheating. “There will also be a community conference room with its own security gate that offers direct after-hours access to the building exterior and rest rooms,” he noted. “And an express check-in kiosk (similar to those offered in major airports) where patients can enter information relevant to their visit.” Moffitt emphasized that “the La Pine clinic is architecturally similar to the one in south Bend, but by no means manifests a cookie cutter approach. For example, the exterior here – with its dramatic wood beams -- reflects local preferences for a mixture of modern and alpine features. “Plans for this clinic also allow for 8,000 feet of expansion – which would then equal the size of the Bend South facility,” he said. Jeffrey Cool, Philanthropy Officer for the St. Charles Foundation, pointed out that “the La Pine community has raised almost $1.1 million toward its goal of $1.5 million. The fundraising committee is very proud of that number.”

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Civic News “La Pine Is a Great Partner” in St. Charles Clinic Construction

By Andrea Hine, Contributing Writer

As this agile aerial employee can confirm, ceilings at the St. Charles Family Care Clinic are an expansive 20 feet high, enhanced by abundant natural lighting to create a healing environment for both immediate care and family care patients. Construction of the 12,000-square-foot facility is on track for an April opening.

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Annual Christmas Bazaar & Parade Highlight Local Creativity

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Everything from music to mittens, from jewelry to jellies, from chutney to cutting boards – all crafted by local artisans -- was available at this year’s Christmas Bazaar at the Community Center. The event has become so popular that vendor space was sold out two weeks in advance. An integral part of the annual festivities is the appearance of Santa and Mrs. Claus (shown left), who are otherwise known as Ken and Eileen Schumer during the off season. Also shown right is The Desert Sage Band, a well-known local group.

Santa and Mrs. Claus (aka Ken and Eileen Schumer) entice a willing lap-sitter, Jackie Day, to enjoy this year’s Christmas Bazaar held at the Community Center – which attracted 50+ vendors and hundreds of attendees. “We have so many talented people in our community who supplement their income by selling their wares at the Christmas Bazaar, Frontier Days and other shows,” said Ann Gawith, Executive Director of the Chamber of Commerce. “It would be nice to have a bigger venue for them to express their creativity.” “We sold out vendor space two weeks in advance,” she added. “New participants included White Buffalo, whose owner recycles old leather goods. My husband bought me one of her purses as a birthday present – it’s like carrying a piece of art. We also featured, for the first time, honey from Roseburg and handmade wooden utensils created

by a talented La Pine man. Local groups also participated, including Community Kitchen (which sold tamales) and the High Lakes Car Club (which sold raffle tickets and kettle corn). It was a very festive environment.” A highlight of holiday activities, according to Gawith, is the annual Parade of Lights, and “people did a fantastic job of decorating their floats. There were only one or two points between the winning entries, and we’re hoping for even more participants next year.”


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Civic News La Pine Firefighters Climb Stairs to Help Cure Blood Cancer


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Despite fighting a fire for four hours, and then grabbing only a few hours of sleep, Lt. Joey Sawyer and Brett Hulstom of the La Pine Fire District (shown right to left) were ready to climb stairs in 40-minute shifts as cancer survivor Matthew Stone (below) shows his appreciation. The two men are part of a fundraising effort called “Firefighters Stair Climb” – involving 2,000 firefighters in 20 countries -- which benefits the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS). Its rallying slogan: Climb. Conquer. Cure. “It’s a big-time commitment for volunteers,” Hulstrom said. (His teammate, garbed in official gear, let him do the talking, as Sawyer’s energy was focused on nonstop stair climbing.) “The Fire District supports us fully.” “It’s very humbling to be part of the team,” offered Matthew’s mother Pat

Stone. “The two men were among the fastest entrants in last year’s competition – which involves climbing more than 1,300 stairs!” Stone recounted that her son, now 22 years old, was diagnosed with cancer when he was 10. “Matthew had three years and three months of chemo. LLS helped us with out-of-pocket expenses such as gas cards, and provided a wealth of information. Information is my comforter.” According to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, 1.2 million people in the U.S. are living with, or in remission from, blood cancer. The organization, which is currently funding 277 academic research grants around the world in hopes of finding a cure, claims: “We will not stop until every blood cancer diagnosis ends with a success story.”

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companies for health insurance purchased by individuals and families. Insurance companies may not increase rates on health insurance premiums by more than 1.5 percent as a result of the assessments. Hospital assessments may not begin without approval by a federal agency. Result of “No” Vote: “No” vote rejects temporary assessments on insurance companies, the Public Employees’ Benefit Board, and managed care organizations; and either rejects or delays temporary assessments on some hospitals. Assessments rejected (or delayed) by a “no” vote are currently budgeted to fund health care for low-income individuals, families, and individuals with disabilities and for stabilizing the costs of insurance premiums. As a result, a “no” vote would underfund these budgeted costs.”

Childhood trauma carries a shroud of secrecy and is often denied or ignored. Recognizing, understanding, and responding to the effects of all types of trauma in service settings are collectively referred to as Trauma-Informed Care. To promote the advancement of TraumaInformed Care in Central Oregon, United Way of Deschutes County is hosting a no-cost Train-the-Trainer educational opportunity, held February 14 – 16 in Bend. The organization is now accepting applications to fill 18 participant spots. The two-and-a-half day training will be delivered at no-cost to participants by Trauma Informed Oregon (TIO) from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm on Wednesday and Thursday February 14th and 15th, and from 8:30 am – noon on Friday, February 16th, at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship located at 61980 Skyline Ranch Road, Bend, Oregon. Space is limited and interested individuals must complete an online application and complete other pre-training requirements to participate. Contact United Way of Deschutes County at

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541.389.6507 for more information and access to the online application. United Way of Deschutes County has recently adopted a new focus – Adverse Childhood Experience (ACEs) – referring to childhood trauma, abuse, neglect, and distressed family environments. The ACEs study, conducted in the 1990s by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Kaiser Permanente, remains one of the largest-ever investigations into the link between childhood trauma and health and wellbeing later in life. It is well known that childhood trauma impacts all areas of a person’s life: physical, behavioral, mental, social, and spiritual. The good news is that trauma can be identified and treated. That’s why United Way has also adopted building resilience in individuals, families, and our community as a top priority. Resilience means having the skills, perspectives, relationships, and support to manage hardships, cope with stress, and bounce back from adversity. United Way of Deschutes County is a Central Oregon-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization governed by a local Board of Directors, community leaders, and volunteers. Established in 1952, the agency has been building stronger individuals, families, and communities for 65 years by investing in programs and services that support the health, education, and financial stability of every person in our community. To learn more visit www. or call us at 541.389.6507.

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Civic News Volunteers Sought for “Point-in-Time” Homeless Count

By Staff Writer “There but for fortune go you or I,” sang legendary folk performer Joan Baez. And if, like so many Americans, you’re reliant on each paycheck to ensure your family’s solvency, it may come as a surprise to learn how homelessness is defined. And how close many people are – should their circumstances change slightly -- to fitting within that definition. If someone is: living and sleeping outside; sleeping in a place not meant for human habitation; staying in a shelter; fleeing or attempting to flee domestic violence; forced to stay with a series of friends and/or extended family members; or lacking a stable housing situation to which they can return – that person is considered homeless. According to Lori Henry, Executive Director of La Pine’s Community Kitchen: “A crisis of homelessness exists in our county and in our country. We confront it on a daily basis at the Community Kitchen. There is such need – from

locating immediate shelter, to matching the right level of services and housing resources to the individual, and dealing with mental health issues and drug abuse. Your heart strings get pulled, and you want to do more to find solutions.” La Pine area residents can do more this month – entailing one hour of training and a minimum two-hour commitment. As Henry explains, “during the last 10 days of January, there is a nationwide effort to count every homeless person across the country. The “Point-in-Time” survey attempts to capture both sheltered and unsheltered homeless people to provide a snapshot of homelessness in the U.S. “The effort is conducted by staff from homeless assistance agencies, county and city employees, and hundreds of volunteers across Oregon,” she continued. “Along with the total number of sheltered and unsheltered homeless persons, information is also gathered on a wide

range of characteristics such as age, gender, race, ethnicity, veteran status and disability status. “The Point-in-Time survey is an important source of data about neighbors who cannot find a place to call home,” Henry emphasized. “The information subsequently helps determine dollar amounts for housing assistance, and is used as a tool by homeless advocates


in raising awareness – with our city council and county commissioners, for example.” This year’s survey will be conducted January 24-26 at a variety of locations in the La Pine and Sunriver areas. For more information, or to take part as a volunteer, call the Community Kitchen at 541-536-1312.



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something to prevent that from occurring in our town, and voted to help support the Warming Center with a monthly financial donation through our coldest season.” Now in its second year, the Warming Center was established “in the dead of winter” by lead pastor Chad Carpenter, his parishioners at Calvary Chapel, and those in the community who “felt compelled to come forward in meeting an acute need. “Everyone knows that this is a rough place to be homeless – especially in the winter,” Carpenter recounted. “As temperatures plummeted, and snow continued to fall, it came to me that ‘we have a small church, but we’ve got some space, and it’s easy to get to.’ Let’s just put out the word, and see what happens. “In just a few hours, unsolicited financial contributions totaling $1,000 (such as $100 from the Boy Scouts) came

pouring in,” continued Carpenter. “Tons of people offered to help us. I’ve never seen anything like this before. We even ran out of space to store the donations – what a cool problem to have!” Making a distinction between what he terms a “hand up” and a “hand out,” Carpenter noted that “we needed to come to terms with the fact that we can’t change the circumstances of those who use the Warming Center. All we can do is meet an urgent need at the moment.” The Warming Center is open from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. when nighttime temperatures are forecasted to be 10 degrees or less. Snacks are provided at night, as well as a hot breakfast in the morning. For more information, contact Carpenter c/o the La Pine Park & Recreation District (542-536-2223).

Photo left: “We weren’t organized in any way whatsoever,” admitted lead pastor Chad Carpenter of Cavalry Chapel, whose parishioners (along with people in the community “who felt compelled to step forward”) set up La Pine’s Warming Center during “the dead of winter” last year.

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children’s continued cries for their dead mother caused the father to try all manner of ideas to quiet their grief; so one day, while out with his little ones on a hillside for a walk, he found a piece of an elk-horn. With his knife he cut a piece of string from his moccasins and attached a piece of broken f1int to it. To entertain the children, he began carving small holes in the horn, carving three in a row,. the middle one as large as a basin, which represented to the children the three of them alone in the world. Because of his unusual devotion to his children, which was not in accordance with the customs of his tribe, the young Indian and his family were ostracized, and they fled from their home. He took his robes, tied up his war clubs and spears, and with his elkhorn talisman, set his face “toward the Shin-ni-na-klath…mountains of the setting sun... “ So he journeyed west-

ward, westwards, westward / Past the mountains of the prairie/To the kingdom of the west wind.’” Here he found a new home in a land he called Win-quatt, which we call the Dalles. From this brave traveler sprang the tribe of the Wascos... the makers of horn-basins, and Wasco County. Originally, all Central Oregon towns were situated in Wasco County. It was created by the Oregon Territorial legislature on January 11, 1854. It was then the largest county in the United States, and included that part of the Oregon Territory lying east of the Cascde to the Rocky Mountains, and from the Columbia River and the 46th parallel south to the 42nd parallel. Its area encompassed about 130, 000 -square miles, which was more territory than the British Isles or than any state in the union (with the exception of TexSee Looking Back page 14


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“You Can’t Solve It All, But You Can Show That You Care” Q & A With Dennis Scott After His First Year as Mayor By Andrea Hine. Contributing Writer Q. Are there aspects of the job that you weren’t anticipating? A. Being mayor is more time consuming than I expected. It’s almost a full-time job, because of what you have to do, and wanting to do it right. I also didn’t realize how many gatherings we would attend. Colleen and I go to events all week long – sometimes two a day – from the tiniest meeting to the largest get-together. Everyone wants to know what’s going on. Sometimes I just want to stay home, but afterwards I’m always glad I went. To be a proper mayor, you have to be social in order to understand what various organizations are trying to do. And those in La Pine are accomplishing many wonderful things. You want them all to be appreciated – it’s our way of saying ‘thank you.’ And the long-term goal is having organizations work better together. “Day after day, it’s always a surprise – but a pleasant surprise,” added Colleen Scott. “It’s fun to meet new people, and be exposed to events and circumstances in which I wouldn’t otherwise participate. We’re both big-time introverts, and this job has made us more outgoing.” Q. Do you interact with groups and officials outside of La Pine? If so, why? A. I make a point of regularly attending a variety of events – from the County Fair’s opening ceremony, to educational foundation gatherings, and political meetings in Bend, Redmond and Salem. I’ve talked with the governor, and meet with other local, regional and state figures on a regular basis. You could say that it’s not part of my job, but I want La Pine to be represented fairly – to show that

our community cares. The results are very tangible – these folks now know me and know La Pine – politics don’t matter. Q. What’s your approach in dealing with divisive or volatile situations? A. My modus operandi is to listen, be polite and act like a gentleman. It doesn’t matter which side of an issue the speaker is on, or whether I agree with his or her stance. It’s a reflection of my police background, where I learned that you can’t be judgmental, but rather need to give a person the benefit of the doubt. I won’t argue. but am there to learn. I like to listen to everyone’s view, and am willing to change my mind. I refuse to say anything negative. If I’m quiet in a discussion, you can figure that I probably disagree, As my mother used to admonish, ‘if you don’t have anything good to say, don’t say it.’ That way no one loses their dignity. Q. Why bother listening to disparate opinions? Don’t you know what needs to be done? A. By listening, you get to know the community, and what they expect in the future. I respect all their views. You can’t solve it all, but you can show that you care. And I want everyone to get something – whether it’s the dust abatement measure that made such a difference to Cagle Road residents, or making La Pine welcoming for new businesses. My intent is to respect what people want, and carry it forward as we go. Q. What negatives have you encountered? A. The politics are harder, and take longer, than I had anticipated. And as mayor, you have to deal with some people’s aversion to change. The flip

side is working with our energetic and knowledgeable city staff – who, like me, are looking at long-term outcomes. Q. What’s ahead in 2018? A. There are some ‘big ticket’ items on the agenda, including affordable housing, beautification of the downtown area, a transit center, development of the industrial park, and major sewer and water infrastructure improvements. The town is still in the building stage, and as growth continues to take place, we’re working to give La Pine more quality – not just quantity.

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“The energy in the room is amazing – not a grumpy face in sight, despite the early hour.” Commenting on monthly 7:30 a.m. breakfasts hosted by the Chamber of Commerce, which are “open to anybody and everybody,” Executive Director Ann Gawith added that “people come ready to connect, talk and listen. The energy is contagious, and I always leave feeling good.” Attendance at these get-togethers, which started back in 2010 or so under Gawith’s predecessor, “has gone up 50 percent in the past few years,” she continued. “We always try to come up with new ideas and more information, and now attract a regular turn-out of 65-85

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Chamber that brings the two communities together and celebrates how important one is to the other. “We’re also a resource for any type of question – from residents as well as visitors,” added Gawith. “The Chamber fields local inquiries about Amtrak schedules, who to call about a dead animal in the yard, and even where to obtain firewood. If we don’t know the answer, we try to find someone who does!” (Those interested in attending or knowing more about the monthly Chamber of Commerce breakfasts should contact Gawith at 541-536-9771 or director@

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SRWC Announces 2018 Philanthropy Grant Process By: Shirley Olson, SRWC

Sunriver Women’s Club has announced the annual Philanthropy grant applications for 2018. Grants are competitive for direct services including food, shelter, health, clothing, education, child development and care for families, women, children and seniors in south Deschutes County. The grant application has been revised, shortened, and is now available on the Sunriver Women’s Club website at Grant applications for 2018 are due by January 31, 2018.

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By Amy E. Ford, Ph.D., Contributing Writer 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.

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Embracing Oregon


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By Kelley Hall, Contributing Writer

Resolution #1 Take moments every day to embrace the beauty that God has surrounded you with. Now that the holidays are behind us a nice weekend getaway might be exactly what you are in need of. A few days out of central Oregon's freezing temperatures to a bit milder climate to relax and unwind…not to mention a great way to start off the new year. So why not take some time and explore our unforgettable southwest coast. Nestled in between Gold Beach and Brookings, Oregon are some of the most stunning scenic viewpoints that will literally take your breath away. This is one of the most beautiful stretches of the Oregon coast and you can enjoy it free of charge. The entire 26 mile stretch is a hikers paradise, but for those of us with certain limitations, thankfully it is driveable as well. Heading down US 101 from Gold Beach you will see numerous places to "turn out" and fortunately directly from your parking spot, not even leaving your vehicle, you can experience the stunning views of rocky outcroppings and sandy beaches that lie in front of you. In this stretch of the coast the turquoise waters of the pacific are incredible, I personally have had people question the location of some of my photos from this area because it is so much more beautiful than what people can fathom, and it is endless. As you continue to drive south you will notice that over a dozen of these turn outs have marked hiking trails. You can enjoy these short well manicured trails one by one to experience even more spectacular view points, or for a far more adventurous experience you can hike 27 miles of the Oregon Coast Trail that weaves you through giant 300 year old Sitka Spruce trees, out to stunning beaches and dramatic overlooks, your choice. There really is no need to take a flight to Fiji or a cruise to Alaska to experience beautiful, mind-boggling terrain, Oregon has it all and this area is definitely a natural gem. You can enjoy it at your own pace, take a day, a few or even a couple weeks and you would still have more on your next visit to explore. This is a place I have and will return many more times, don’t miss out, this area is that special. Heads Up – Although the temperatures are milder, precipitation is common. Be prepared, if hiking, be sure to pack good hiking boots as well as lightweight rain gear. Don’t forget your camera and binoculars. Local Eats – If dining in Gold Beach try The Landing on the Rogue, great service, fantastic food, nice atmosphere and amazing views. Mention "Embracing Oregon" column and receive a 10% discount on your meal. How to get there – After getting yourself safely to the I5 Corridor, you can either take 42 out of Roseburg that takes you to Bandon, continue south from there, or 199 out of Grants Pass to Crescent City, head north from there. Both are beautiful drives.

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Leslie’s Lemon Bars By Leslie O’Connell, Contributing Writer 1/3 cup butter ¼ cup sugar 1 cup flour 2 eggs ¾ cup sugar 2 teaspoons lemon peel 3 tablespoons lemon juice ¼ teaspoon baking powder 1/8 teaspoon salt

Crust: Mix the butter and ¼ cup sugar and add the flour. Press the crumbly mixture into an 8x8 pan. Bake at 350 for 10 minutes.

Beat the other ingredients until thick and add the lemon zest. Pour into the baked crust and bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes until lightly browned. Cool and cut into bars.

Potato Pancakes By Lila Short Contributing Writer 3 or 4 large potatoes, pared 3 eggs 1 medium onion, grated 2 teaspoons salt ¼ teaspoon pepper 4 ½ teaspoons McKay’s flour McKay’s oil Shred potatoes into a bowl of cold water. Drain well. Squeeze dry in clean towel.

Grandma Nellie’s Foundation Cake

By Sandy Golden Eagle, Staff Writer

1½ cup butter 1½ cup sugar 3 egg yolks 3 cups sifted flour ¼ teaspoon salt 4 teaspoons baking powder 1 cup milk 1 teaspoon vanilla 2 beaten egg whites Cream shortening and sugar until fluffy. Add yolks. Add the vanilla and milk to the creamed mix. In a separate bowl sift together the dry ingredients and add to creamed mix in thirds. Fold in the beaten whites. Bake in two 8” greased pans at 375 for 20-25 minutes. Test, cool for five minutes and remove from pan to rack to cool. Fill with the following: ¾ cup orange juice, ¾ cup sugar, 2 tablespoons lemon juice and 1 tablespoon grated orange rind. Mix the ingredients and spoon over the warm cake layers and cool. This is a wonderful fresh fruity flavored cake. (Note: I tried this recipe and filled the two layers with whipped cream. It was still light and fresh and oh – so good!)

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1 ½ cups graham cracker crumbs ½ cup butter, melted 1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk 1 ½ cups sweetened dried cranberries 1 ¼ cups pecan halves 1 cup flaked coconut ¾ cup bittersweet chocolate chips ¾ cup white chocolate chips Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 9x13-inch baking dish or pan with parchment paper, leaving a 2-inch overhang Mix together graham cracker crumbs and butter in a bowl, then press evenly into prepared baking dish Stir together remaining ingredients in a large bowl, then gently spread over graham cracker crust Bake until edges are golden brown, 25-30 minutes. Using the parchment overhang, lift and transfer to a wire rack and let cool completely. Cut into bars or bites.

Beat eggs in a large bowl; stir in potatoes, onion, salt and pepper. Sprinkle flour over top. Pour enough oil in a large heavy pan to make a depth of ¼”. Heat. Drop potato mixture, a scant ½ cup for each cake, into skillet, flattening slightly with back of spoon to make thin cakes. Fry slowly, turning once 3 to 5 minutes or until crisp and golden. Drain on paper toweling, and serve hot.

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Uses a 12” Deep Dutch Oven 3# beef roast suitable for pot roast 3 medium onions, cut into quarters 4 celery stalks, but into 3” pieces 1# carrots, cut into 3” pieces 6 small red potatoes, cut in half or quarters 1 head garlic cloves 1 can diced tomatoes (flavored or not) 1 cup red wine 2 cups strong beef broth Spade L Ranch - beef seasoning

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Business Spotlights

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I had heard about the Sport Zone, located in the Sunriver Business Park, a number of times and decided to stop by and check it out. I met Anne Risse, the owner and was instantly impressed with the variety of winter sports gear and services she had available for winter sports. “We also have a full range and large selection of new and resale winter sports ware and accessories” Anne told me. She continued by saying

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as, California or Alaska). It was more than twice the area of New England. During the passing years, the county has been sliced into a fraction of Wyoming, most of Idaho, and the counties of Central and Eastern Oregon. Wasco County contained within its limits the Columbia River, the Snake River, the Salmom River,, the Cascades, part of the Rockies, and the southwestern corner of Yellowstone National Park, as well as other more localized geographic features of importance. The country north of the Columbia and the 46th parallel was organized into the Washington Terr itor y. In all this vast area known as Wasco County, there were no more than an estimated three hundred white citizens, most of whom were trappers in the employment of the Hudson’s Bay Company, and American Fur companies. Less than fifty were

actual settlers, and it is recorded that Major Rains, of the Fourth Infantry, stationed during the winter of 1853-4 at The Dalles, and responsible for the area’s protection, was totally opposed to the organization of the county. His opposition was based not only on its mammoth and unwieldly proportions, but also because there were only thirty-five white inhabitants in the whole proposed county. The legislation creating Wasco provided that the county officers of this far-flung empire be elected at the next election. County officers, justices of the peace, and constables were to be chosen. The county seat was to be located “at or near the Grand Dalles of the Columbia River.” NEW GOVERNMENT The county was divided into three districts. Two were located near The Dalles area and the third took in the rest of the huge unit. Three road districts

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were also formecl, with the same oundaries as the commissioner’s districts. The commissioners were soon at work. They granted a ferry license on the Snake River (near present­day Boise, Idaho}, another ferry Iicense to a man on the Green River (above the boundary line between Utah and Oregon Territories), and a license to a man in The Dalles to keep a grocery store there. Their duties were obviously wide-ranging. District court was also initiated; trials were held and U.S. citizenships were granted. There was a time when the only courts between the Willamette Valley and the Rocky Mountains were held at The Dalles, and a justice of the peace’s jurisdiction extended from the Cascades to W yoming. Citizens of the current Central Oregon area have been concerned lately about correctional facilities but the old county government was faced with real See Looking Back page 15

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Tying instructions and steps are being published in video form, and can be found on the Sunriver Anglers Facebook page at https://www., or at the following YouTube URL: Experiment with this pattern during late summer and early fall. If you have questions or would like additional information about the Humpy pattern, 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


This month’s pattern features an old classic, the Humpy. It is a pattern developed by Jack Horner, and was originally called the Horner Deer Hair. Later it was renamed the Goofus Bug, and even later still, became the Humpy. Over time is has become a very versatile pattern for fishing a wide variety of situations. Whatever you call it, this pattern catches fish! It is not designed to imitate any specific insect. But what makes it unique, and effective is that it imitates many different types of insects on the water, from Caddisflies to Stoneflies and even terrestrials. It can be tied in many colors. In yellow, it might represent a hopper, in cinnamon the trout might confuse this fly for a caddis, and tied in Hot Orange, as I have demonstrated in the example pattern, it might be a Salmon Fly or October Caddis. It floats high on the water and can be fished right in the middle of heavy river current. But it also fishes well on lakes when skated to resemble a traveling sedge. I tie this pattern in a non-traditional style. In the original, the pattern is tied by folding the hump, or deer hair over the abdomen of the fly back and forth eventually winding up with the tips facing forward to become the wing. I create the hump on this fly using the deer hair tied in for the tail. This style makes getting correct proportions much easier, and I think it is an overall easier way to tie the pattern that the original. Experiment with different sizes and color variations for this pattern. I will tie this pattern as large as a size 8 hook to imitate stoneflies and October caddis and will tie it down to a size 18 for small caddis. Colors I use routinely include: red, yellow, hot orange, olive, black, cinnamon and brown. I also vary the hackle from brown to dun, to ginger and grizzly. Come up with your own color variations and give this a try on your favorite Central Oregon stream or lake. Humpy Materials List: Hook: Daiichi 1180 Size 14-18 or similar Thread: Hot Orange, 70 Denier, or other color as preferred Tail: Mule Deer Abdomen: Thread wraps covered with folds of mule deer from the tail Wing: Mule Deer Hackle: Whiting Farms Brown Dry Fly Saddle Hackle

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

La Pine Rotarians Share Holiday Spirit with Little Deschutes Lodge By Rotary Club of Sunriver-La Pine, Contributing Writer In this column, we share what local Sunriver-La Pine Rotarians, your friends and neighbors, are doing to help South Deschutes County.

Rotarian Phil Murphy shares flower power with Little Deschutes Lodge residents Norma, Sharon, and Zee during Sunriver-La Pine Rotary’s annual poinsettias giveaway. In December, Rotary members delivered poinsettias to the appreciative residents of La Pine’s Little Deschutes Lodge. Each year Flowers at Sunriver Village provides poinsettias decorated for Christmas with candy canes to the club at a reduced cost. Thanks to Rotarians Jami Bartunek, Rob and Jenny Foster, Cheri Martinen, Phil and Barbara Murphy, Ron Schmid and Laurie Henberg for doing a great job of sharing holiday joy. You can check out photos of this year’s delivery on the Rotary Facebook page (https://www. NEWEST ROTARIAN INTRODUCED Michael Way became the newest member of the Sunriver-La Pine Rotary Club in December. Mike, a retired educator, established and runs the robotics programs in South Deschutes County schools. Mike and his wife taught school in Florida for more than three decades before relocating to Oregon in 2013, but they started wanting to move here in the 80s. Mike taught math, computer programming and computer science at one of the top high schools in Florida, The Center for Advanced Technologies, in St Petersburg. He also headed the computer science department at Florida Southern College, a private school located in Lakeland, Florida.

ARE YOU PREPARED FOR A MAJOR DISASTER? As winter arrives, Rotarians learned more about local disaster relief efforts at a club meeting with a presentation about the Deschutes County “Community Organizations Active in Disaster,” COAD for short. This new coordinating group is dedicated to developing a network of local organizations that can respond in time of a major disaster. Their mission is to organize and deploy community resources and they are currently trying to develop a data base of all organization and resources available. If you know of an organization that should be a part of COAD, contact Ashley Volz, Emergency Services Coordinator, Deschutes County Sheriff Office, 541-617-3386. NEW YEAR OPPORTUNITY TO PROMOTE YOUR BUSINESS The club has launched a new “Business Spotlight” meeting feature to introduce local business owners to club members. If you would like an opportunity to talk about your business, please email Mark Dennett ( to schedule a time and to learn details of this new program. SHARE YOUR STORY WITH ROTARY The Club is looking for 2018 programs to share with our members at our weekly meetings. If you would like to be a speaker at a Rotary meeting, please email Roger “Mr. Magic” Smith. (MandRGames@

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Sunriver Books & Music Book Reviews & Events By Deon Stonehouse We are honored to present Carrie La Seur Saturday January 27 at 5:00 PM for The Weight of an Infinite Sky. Montana’s wide open spaces are beautifully rendered in this lovely story so evocative of the vast plains. Ranching is a hard life, with risks and harsh conditions, carried out by people who hold within themselves the heritage of their forebears who settled the land.  They are people who prize quiet and privacy but will be Johnny on the spot if a neighbor is in trouble, ready to lend a helping hand.  Threats to this rugged, individualistic way of life are changing the landscape. Coal companies offer generous buy outs to ranchers teetering on the edge.  Family ranches, often surviving from season to season, find the next generation is occasionally not willing to commit to a life of freezing winters, hot summers, hard labor on those lonesome plains, with little financial recompense for their effort.  Anthony Fry is an only son, his father hopes he will take over the ranch, do his duty to the land that has been in their family for generations.  Instead he bolts for New York, trying to make it on the stage.  When his father dies, with his acting career going nowhere, Anthony returns to Montana, finding employment leading a creative summer camp in Billings.  Another shock

waits on the home front, his uncle, a man he has never liked, moved into the family home and is running the ranch for his mother. Struggling with having it both ways, Anthony wants his uncle out but doesn’t want to step into the role of rancher himself.  Pivotal among their disagreements is Anthony’s vehement opposition to the coal mining that his uncle is ready to embrace. La Seur captures the tension between the generations, the economic reality of a ranching community. The scenes with the ranchers pulling together, their struggles, and their victories are inspiring.  This modern story has all the passions and conflicts of its inspiration, Shakespeare’s Hamlet.  Refreshments will be served and there will be drawings for prizes. Sign up to attend this free event by emailing or calling 541-593-2525 or stopping by Sunriver Books & Music.

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Gingerbread Junction cont from front page helping to build real homes for those we serve,” said Dwane Krumme, Executive Director. “And it’s also another manifestation of Sunriver Resort’s commitment to helping the people of Southern Deschutes County. This year’s Gingerbread Junction contest, which is open to anyone including individuals and families, featured an array of La Pine area entrants. These included elementary classes from La Pine and Rosland elementary schools, as well as La Pine Eyecare Clinic (whose award-winning and imaginative graveyard scene is pictured on front page). Not only do all proceeds from entries benefit the local Habitat for Humanity, but Sunriver Resort matches donations dollar for dollar up to $2,500. The 2016 competition raised $5,000.


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Scouts Corner Caroling & Cookies Keep Girl Scouts Busy


La Pine Boy Scout Troup 76 Eagle Scout Court of Honor December saw the Scouts of Troop 9076 braving the wilds of Sunriver on a recent campout. The highlights of this camp were using a map and compass to hike to the top of Anne’s Butte and eating biscuits and gravy for breakfast. For further information contact Scoutmaster Ben Jones at benjones13@

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 541385-3971. 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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Taking the Girl Scout motto -- “To Help People at all Times” -- to heart during the holiday season, the troop shown above sang a medley of Christmas carols to Prairie House residents and visitors. Next on the agenda is taking pre-sale orders for Girl Scout cookies, beginning on January 6. A “Cookie Rally Kick-Off” follows on January 13, during which troops throughout Deschutes County will learn about sales and money management. For more information, contact Andi Rojo (Leader of Troop # 12291) at 541-903-0818 or


By Ben Jones, Scoutmaster On January 31st Troup 76 will hold an Eagle Scout Court of Honor which will include Vincent Jones’ Eagle Scout presentation. To earn the Eagle Scout rank, the highest advancement rank in Scouting, a Boy Scout must fulfill requirements in the areas of leadership, service, and outdoor skills.

SIBLINGS ANGELA WRIGHT & TWILA CONTRERAS Aviation Program “After extensive research, we chose COCC because of how the aviation program is modeled.

had. It was great to be sitting in class hearing about real life experiences as they related to each subject.

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“Karl Baldessari, the aviation program director, was not only informative but he has also become an important mentor to both of us. He has gone above and beyond to help us individually excel.”



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The World of Science By Helen Woods, Staff Writer A definition of science: the intellectual and practical activity encompassing the systematic study of the structure and behavior of the physical and natural world through observation and experiment.

Did You Know That Plants Breathe? Yes, they do. The answer lies in all the green plants. At night, green plants take in the carbon dioxide that is generated by breathing mammals, fires, industry, animals passing gas (and many more sources) and, through the process called respiration, convert it to oxygen. During the day green plants release oxygen into the atmosphere and release it through a process called photosynthesis. We also breathe. We inhale air that contains oxygen. The oxygen we inhale is used to fuel our body’s metabolism. We also exhale carbon dioxide. We do this 24 hours a day, every day. If we and all other mammals are using so much oxygen, why don’t we run out? In an ideal system, the amount of oxygen used by breathing animals is equal to the amount of carbon converted by green plants. Unfortunately, we are not in an idea situation. More carbon dioxide is being produced than green plants can keep up with. There are ways to change this, but we aren’t yet implementing them. While the whole topic of gas exchange between plants and carbon dioxide converters is much more complicated than this, I just wanted to show thus particular relationship.

Science Facts:

1. An airplane mechanic invented Slinky while he was playing with engine parts and realized the possible secondary use for the springs. 2. The first standardized system of measurement was created around 2700BC in Mesopotamia. 3. -40 degrees Celsius is equal to -40 degrees Fahrenheit. 4. Bill Gates designed a traffic control system for Seattle when he was only 15! 5. People say "Bless you" when you sneeze because of the influenza epidemics that raged during the Middle Ages.

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6. One gallon of used motor oil can ruin approximately one million gallons of fresh water. 7. Natural gas has no smell. The odor is artificially added so that people will be able to identify leaks and take measures to stop them. 8. Marie Curie, the Nobel prize winning scientist who discovered radium, died of radiation poisoning. 9. It is possible to see a rainbow at night! a. A moonbow (also known as a lunar rainbow or white rainbow), b. Moonbows have been mentioned at least since Aristotle’s Meteorology (circa 350 BC). 10. For every gallon of sea water, you get more than a quarter pound of salt. 11. The salt concentration in human blood is the same as the ocean water. 12. Contrary to popular belief, opossums, squirrels, chipmunks, and mice do not carry rabies. 13. The heart of a mouse beats 650 times per minute. And that’s before he sees the cat! 14. The world’s smallest mammal is the bumblebee bat of Thailand, weighing less than a penny. 15. Giraffes have the highest blood pressure of any land mammal. They need a very big heart to pump the blood all the way up to their head.


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Church Directory

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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

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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.

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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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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:

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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Calendar of Events


January 2018 La Pine

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La Pine Community Kitchen. Every Friday, 127pm, selling tamales.

Family Fun Storytime Interactive story time with songs, rhymes, and crafts. Program is geared to ages 0-5, but the whole family is welcome! There will be no Storytime on Jan. 4. Storytime will resume on January 11, 2018. Thursdays, 10:30 am

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. 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


Children’s Pop-Up Museum. January 6, 10am-3pm, Riverhouse Convention Center. Free. Hands-on arts and crafts, science experiments and demonstrations. Visit for more information. AARP Smart Driver Class January 29, Bend Senior Center. Call 541-388-1133 to enroll.



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

Every Thursday 8:30AM-10:00 AM

Friends of the La Pine Library Hours for the Friends’ Book Nook are below. 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 1 - 4: weather & volunteer permitting 1

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 January: “3Doodler Pens” January, 2017

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 ‘Animal Adaptations’. Tuesday, January 16, 10:00 am Music, Movement & Stories Movement and stories to develop skills. Program is geared to ages 0-5. Thursday, January 18, 10:30 am The Library Book Club Intriguing titles with a fun group! Discuss The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead! Everyone welcome! Thursday, January 18, 12:00 pm Storytime @ Rosland Elementary Get ready for school with stories and fun. Free and open to the public for 0-6 year-olds. This storytime is held at Rosland Elementary School, 52350 Yeager Drive, in La Pine. Attendees should checkin at the front desk, and go to the school library. Friday, January 19, 9:05 am LEGO Block Party Read! Build! Play! Join other builders and a gazillion LEGO’s! All ages welcome, come have fun! Saturday, January 20, 1:00 pm Animal Adventures Join the High Desert Museum for a fun storytime and craft. Maybe even meet one of the Museum's live animals! Limited to 25 children age 3+ and their adults. Free tickets are available on the day of the program. The theme for this week is ‘Fantastic Fossils’. Tuesday, January 30, 10:00 am

LaACROSS Pine Library Book Nook Winter Hours 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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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.

Library Closure All Deschutes Public Libraries will be CLOSED on Monday, 1/15/2018. Libraries will reopen on Tuesday, 1/16, with regular hours.


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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.

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How to Find an Affordable Home in Today’s Market


ffordable housing is in high demand in cities and counties nationwide. Experts say that areas grappling with affordable housing issues may find factory-built homes to be a powerful tool in addressing this need. Built in a factory and delivered to home sites, this efficient process translates into lower production costs that are passed on to the consumer. The good news is while manufactured homes cost less than sitebuilt homes they are just as high quality. The average new manufactured home costs around $70,600. The cost for a smaller new single-section home can be as low as $20,000. In 2016, manufactured homes accounted for 80 percent of all new homes sold under $150,000. Unfortunately, when many people think of manufactured housing, the old stereotype of a run-down trailer park enters their minds. However, most of the more than 37,000 manufactured housing communities in the U.S. are a far cry from that negative image, boasting amenities like community centers, organized activities and children’s play areas. Other benefits may include: • The option to rent an existing home in the community or place your own home in the community.

• Provided services, which often include professional property management, care and maintenance of common grounds, as well as resources and amenities like trash removal, community centers, playgrounds, storage and laundry facilities. • The possibility of not paying real estate taxes. While it varies state-to-state, residents of land-lease manufactured home communities often don’t pay real estate taxes, but rather, pay a personalproperty tax, offsetting the cost of landlease rents for the homeowner. • Affordable homeownership, along with many of its benefits, including control over home and yard improvements, as well as convenient parking. • A sense of community. In many communities, there are social or activity clubs, fitness amenities, and friendly and caring neighbors. Indeed, “sense of belonging” is among the most frequent responses about why residents enjoy living in a land-lease community. Newer manufactured homes come in a variety of architectural styles and exterior finishes that will suit most any buyer’s desires, as well as customization opportunities, including interior features like vaulted ceilings, fireplaces and stateof-the-art kitchens and baths.

They also feature enhanced energy efficiency in an era of rising energy costs, thanks to upgraded insulation and more efficient heating and cooling systems than homes from decades ago. Smart buyers also are turning to ENERGY STAR-labeled manufactured homes for additional savings. Modern manufactured homes are among the safest housing choices today, as homes must adhere to strict federal building standards. All aspects of construction are continually inspected by professionally trained third-parties, and homes feature smoke detectors, and limited combustible materials around furnaces, water heaters and kitchen ranges, as well as wind

resistance in areas prone to hurricaneforce winds. “The need for quality, affordable housing has never been greater. However, today’s manufactured homes are high-quality and cost up to 50 percent less per square foot than conventional site-built homes,” says Richard Jennison, president and CEO of the Manufactured Housing Institute. “These savings are allowing more Americans to own a home in the face of an ever-widening housing affordability gap.” Article courtesy of StatePoint

Move In Special CALL FOR DETAILS Expires Jan. 31st, 2018


• Coded Entry Gate • Moving Supplies • Fenced • Drywall Interior • Unit Sizes: 5x7 to 12x24 • On Site Manager Available 7 Days a Week

CALL NOW 541-536-7926 Lorrie Bosch, Site Specialist

M-Thurs 9-4:30, Fri/Sat 9-2


14780 N Sugar Pine - $169,000 2Bd/1Ba,Att’d 2 Car Gar,1.17 Ac Sylvia Weyand, Broker 541-965-0391

16558 Daisy Pl - $189,400 2Bd/1.5Ba, 1041 SF, Cres Creek Linda Johnston, Broker 541-280-7480

53525 Bridge Dr - $215,000 2 Ac,36x60 Shop,Home,ATT Sys Dianne Willis, Principal Broker 541-815-2980

53300 Big Timber Dr - $219,000 Complete Remodel, 1104sf, Acre Sylvia Weyand, Broker 541-965-0391

51432 Bonnie Way - $274,900 3Bd/2Ba,Shop,1+Ac,City Water Linda Johnston, Broker 541-280-7480

51864 (78) Fordham - $289,950 New 3Bd/2Ba, 1773sf, 2 Car Gar Jane Gillette, Broker 541-848-8354

51895 (50) Trapper Geo-$317,500 2026 SF, 3Bd/2.5Ba, Clubhouse Jane Gillette, Broker 541-848-8354

15920 Wright Ave - $344,900 9.52 Ac,2785sf,4Bd/3Ba,Garage Mark Miller, Broker 541-639-1533

52765 Howard Ln - $441,500 3053 SF, 4Bd/3.5Ba, 7.14 Acres Marci Ward, Broker 541-480-4954 Open 7 Days a Week! Come See Us For All of Your Real Estate or Property Management Needs! Located on the Corner of Hwy 97 and William Foss Road in La Pine

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new year, new season new you.

Here’s to a a and a

La Pine Community Health Center wishes you and yours a very blessed new year! Quality Care. Right Here, Right Now. Primary Care | Walk-In | Behavioral Health | X-Ray | Lab

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In the High Desert with Montana Charlie

CURIOUS Poetry by Montana Charlie A farmer went down to look at his cow that was due to give birth, any day.

"Did ya see what I done" the farmer said The boy just nodded his head.

Sure enough when he got there her labor begun, but the calf was a facing' the wrong way.

"Well, if ya saw it all" said the farmer; Ya got an education today!

He had to reach in to pull out the calf, helping nature along so to say.

Do ya have any questions about what ya saw? The boy nodded again and he said, "I got one."

When puling' was over and the calf on the ground, his work had saved him a milk cow that day.

"Will ya give me the answer, I pray? How fast that calf running' when he hit the cow?

Then he happened to notice a young man of ten, who stood watching from not far away.

The startled farmer didn't know what to say!

Montana Charlie is an author, poet, and artist. For information about his books and other writings: Contact him at MontanaCharlie47@

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