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New owners move into first 3 townhomes in Habitat’s Putney Place Neighborhood

“It’s a pretty amazing opportunity,” emphasized Charlotte Dudley, shown with her son. “As a single mom, I couldn’t have done it on my own – paying rent and saving to buy a home. Now I’ll be able to put money into something permanent for my son and me. And if something goes wrong, I know how to fix it. This has definitely changed my whole life.”

“It’s surreal. I still can’t believe it,” said Bridget Sittel, shown with Doug Vakoc, the Habitat affiliate’s board vice president. “In this area, even working as hard as I can, I couldn’t even afford to rent most places. Now I’ll have a place to relax, to invite family and friends over – it’s a home.”

“It has been an awesome experience,” summed up Kristina Kastner, shown with her mother Susan. “What a journey.”

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“I call them ‘the little women,” said Teri Myers of La Pine’s Chamber of Commerce. “They work together like sisters.” The three people to whom Myers referred – Charlotte Dudley, Kristina Kastner and Bridget Sittel – like their counterparts in the classic novel by Louisa May Alcott – didn’t let gender constraints get in the way of attaining their goals. At a dedication ceremony held at the Senior Activity Center in midDecember, they officially became the first three townhome owners in Putney Place Neighborhood

– to the acclamation of dozens of friends, wellwishers and civic dignitaries. The most recent affordable housing project undertaken by Habitat for Humanity of La Pine Sunriver, Putney Place Neighborhood is being built on county-donated land without which, according to Wade Watson, the Habitat affiliate’s board president, “would have cost $10,000 – $15,000 more per lot and priced out many wouldbe applicants. We are very grateful,” he said. (All three county commissioners, Tony DeBone, Phil Henderson and Patty Adair, were in attendance, as was Daniel Richer, mayor of La Pine.

“This is a day of great celebration, and a reward for all of us at Habitat who got to know the new homeowners during the past year,” continued Watson. Added Doug Vakoc, board vice president, “I can’t think of a better Christmas present than handing over the keys to these three deserving, hard-working ladies.” In his remarks, Watson praised the City of La Pine, “which has been a terrific advocate, and very supportive in moving the Putney Place Neighborhood project forward.”

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SUV Crashes Into Post Office – Showing People at Their Best & Worst By Andrea Hine, Editor

Public Input Sought for Transportation Plan at January 8 Open House

By Staff Writer “We’re examining how to move all modes of traffic – including automobiles, bikes, pedestrians and freight vehicles – from the Wickiup Junction area at La Pine’s northern city limits south to 1st Street,” explained Melissa Bethel, city manager. “This includes the $17M at-grade railroad crossing project north of Burgess Road that was aborted by ODOT in 2017 due to rapidly settling soil at the site.” Officially titled the Wickiup Junction Refinement Plan, this ambitious undertaking will evaluate current conditions of the study area in order to identify short- and long-term transportation improvements. “These existing conditions include speed limits going through town, roadway surface quality, safety factors for bikes and pedestrians such as intermittent sidewalks, and deficiencies at the Wickiup Junction railroad crossing,” she elaborated. (In the past five years, the area being

studied experienced one pedestrian crash, three bicycle crashes, one fatal crash, six incapacitating injury crashes, and possible four railroad-related crashes, according to ODOT.) “We’re seeking public input to identify the issues,” said Bethel, “and to confirm the direction established thus far. Another open house will be scheduled in the future to examine proposed solutions – such as realigning Burgess Road – to address these deficiencies.” This first gathering, to be held on January 8, 4 – 6 p.m. at Rosland Elementary, is considered so important that the regular City Council meeting will be cancelled so the mayor and all councilors can attend, Bethel noted. ODOT officials and county planning representatives will also be present. “The potential is huge, and the possibilities are wide open at this point,” said Bethel.

First, the facts. During a busy weekday afternoon last month, a 57-year-old man crashed his Lincoln Navigator SUV into the south wall of the post office, leaving a gaping hole. “It sounded like an explosion,” said one witness. The driver got out of the vehicle on his own, did not require transport by medics, and was not cited. Firefighters examined the building to ensure its structural integrity and – despite the pre-holiday rush of customers – no one was injured. (One unit of 46 post office boxes was ruined, however, and will need to be replaced.) And now the aftermath. In order to keep everyone safe in the immediate vicinity before law enforcement officials and firefighters ar-


One customer, having picked up the mail in her post office box, left the area where the SUV crashed into the building a scant 23 seconds before impact.


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Three Firefighters Explain Why They Came Back to La Pine ‘There’s a Lot More Structure and Comradery Here’ - Alex Mason

‘It’s Such an Awesome Place to Work’ – Brandon Hargous

‘I Always Wanted to Come Back to Where I Was Raised’ – Travis Harrison

Described by colleague Matt LaChance as “a fantas“Travis Harrison, Brett Hulstrum, Matt Lachance Travis Harrison, who attended schools in La Pine tic firefighter and a great paramedic,” Alex Mason grew and I were in the student residency program together, since the first grade, and graduated from LPHS in up in Baker City, joined the U.S. Army “right out of got jobs in different places after graduating, and all 2012, credits his school counselor for helping guide high school,” and subsequently started building houses. returned to La Pine,” noted Brandon Hargous. “It’s such him in the direction of the student residency program Although “it was hard on the body, and there were an awesome place to work. among “all the options that are out there.” no medical benefits,” Mason challenged himself even “Although I accepted a job in Baker City, from the During his three years at COCC, Harrison “was further by responding to an ad for part-time firefighters. first moment I knew that I wanted to come back and be gung-ho to become an EMT, which is a very time-in“I thought I would try that out on weekends,” he rea part of this one-of-a-kind department,” he continued. tensive process but a no-brainer for me, as I was set on called, “and it didn’t take too long before deciding that “There’s nothing like it. this career.” Upon graduating, he spent a year as a paraCONTINUED ON PAGE 12 ‘this is it for me.’” medic at the Blue After becoming an Mountain Hospital Emergency Medical in John Day, subseTechnician (EMT), he quently working as was receptive when an EMT in Klamath graduates of the La Falls. Pine Fire District’s Similar to other student residency career staff who scholarship program “gained experience 9 working in Baker City somewhere else” 1 extolled it as being “a before returning to 6 really tough, time-conLa Pine, Harrison 2 suming program but “always wanted to worth it.” come back to where 7 3 4 Using the program I was raised. Another to obtain paramedic plus is that because status, Mason subsethere are only two 8 5 quently applied for ambulances, we go jobs elsewhere, but out on a lot of calls.” was determined to When young “work my way back people ask him about here” – which he making a career District 5 Current Director – Ken Wilson succeeded in doing. decision, as he had Not only that, but he done, “I tell them District 5 (Chemult) is described as: North is a line four miles south of Hub City Chrome met his future wife in to go to their school boundary is an East-West line one mile north (formerly Thunderbeast Park) on Highway 97. La Pine. counselor and find “There’s a lot out what options of Highway 58 Junction. West boundary is the East boundary is the Klamath County and Lake more structure and are out there. Go Douglas-Klamath County line. South boundary County Line. comradery here than to your local fire in other fire districts,” station, ask to go on District 7 Current Director – Alan Parks noted Mason. ”People ride-alongs, come in are generally more on the weekend and District 7 (Fort Rock) is described as: North County line. South boundary is an East-West friendly, and spend talk to firefighters.” boundary is the Deschutes County and Lake line one mile north of the Christmas Valley more time with each Harrison practiced County line for the western portion, but it jogs Road. East boundary is twenty-two miles east other socially.” And what he preaches, in looking back at the and used ride-alongs south six miles for the eastern portion. West of the U.S. Air Force radar site. program from which with La Pine fire boundary is the Klamath County and Lake he successfully graduprofessionals as the ated, Mason described basis of his senior District 9 Current Director – Lee Smith those accepted into it project. as “stand-out students. District 9 (Sunriver) is described as: North County line. South boundary is Spring River We have the ‘pick of boundary is the Cascade Lakes Highway. West Road (and its extension east and west.) East the litter’ here.”

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Prairie House Residents ShowBest Off Veterans Day Parade – One of the County’s Their Creativity at Christmas Bazaar


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Proudly explaining that “our residents made everything that was for sale” at the annual Prairie House Christmas Bazaar, activities director Shannon Palmer said that “we were super-excited this year, and pulled it all together in just three weeks. We have the best residents and the greatest staff,” she claimed, “and always make it work.” According to Palmer, “we like to break expectations. For example, this was the first year that Memory Care had its own table – we have a lot of talent back there.” She emphasized that the money raised from the sale of items made by Memory Care residents “will help fund other activities for them, such as parties. They’ll decide how to spend it – the funds will all be used for their needs and wants.”

Palmer, sounding surprised at the success of her persuasiveness, singled out one man “who usually just sits back and watches. This year, he decided that he wanted to participate. We just had fun -- you have to go with the flow.”

Shannon Palmer, activities director (shown left), calls Karla Edwards her “right-hand person.” Taking part in her first-ever Christmas Bazaar, Edwards commented that “I feel ecstatic and so proud of the residents. The creative experience took Memory Care residents to a whole new level.”


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Shown in this photo are Prairie House residents (from left to right) Lowell Fincher, Fae Heston (pictured with “my solo project”), and Ruth Lane, who had the important role of explaining the origins of for-sale items to would-be buyers – from fudge to candy-cane wreaths.

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American Legion’s Santa Claus Tells All

By Staff Writer “The day went great,” said Steve Mays, memory care administrator at Prairie House who slipped easily into the role of Santa Claus at the American Legion’s annual children’s Christmas party. “I’d estimate that some 120 kids sat on my lap, and we all had fun.” He noted that adults were also

eager to take their turn – “my legs got sore from that. One woman even asked Santa for a 28-acre ranch.” Mays estimated that the Christmas party has taken place for at least 15 years. “I’ve been playing the role of Santa for as many as five or six years in a row, and love doing it.” Some 15 to 20 volunteers orga-

nized and put it on, with the American Legion funding all the gifts that were bestowed on Santa’s youthful lap sitters. “While I had some requests for items such as video games and Barbie dolls, I got a lot of ‘I don’t know’ and “I don’t care’ responses when asking what the kids wanted for Christmas,” said Mays. “And some of the requests were heartbreaking, such as requesting a Christmas tree. “The kids were very polite this year,” he complimented, “giving lots of ‘thank you’ comments to me, as well as hugs. The highlight for me was holding two two-monthold twins on my lap.”

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La Pine’s Heart ‘n Home – An Ideology That Benefits Us All

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By T. Myers, Contributing Writer Diana Hergenrader, executive director at Heart ‘n Home in La Pine, grew up in a poor but hard-working family that believed something as simple as a hug or kind words -- things that didn’t cost anything -- could mean everything to the people who received them. A strong believer in carrying the deeds of her own parents forward in her own life, she is the inspiration behind numerous activities that are central to Heart ‘n Home’s ideology.

Hope for the Holidays, Community Baby Shower, La Pine Backpack Program, Music in the Pines, teaching HIPPA to high school classes as well as sewing classes for community members and students, and Chalk the Walk (cancer awareness). ”People come to us with all kind of requests for assistance,” Hergenrader explained. “We are very proud that the community trusts us.” The reality is that Heart ‘n Home is a business that deals with patients at the end of their lives, usually at home. This includes relieving pain. Helping to alleviate anxiety and fear in both clients and family members. Preparing family members for grief after their loved one passes away. Making it easier for families to communicate. Telling it like it is. Telling the truth. With that in mind, volunteers and staff naturally take to helping in activities where they’re able to show care for the community. Who benefits? All of us, because our hungry neighbors get a good Christmas. Young mothers get basics. Students and volunteers learn to help Shown at the Senior Activity Center during the annual others with a rewarding Wreaths for Our Soldiers ceremony is Diana Hergenrader, payback. Veterans are executive director of Heart ‘n Home, which helped provide not alone and people refreshments for the well-attended event. love and support them. We can thank a little girl, Diana Hergenrader, This list includes, in the past year alone: National Veteran Program out- who had it tough, but learned that lovreach for end of life, Wreaths For Our Sol- ing others worked. And her staff applies diers ceremony, Valentines for Veterans the same principles when working with (more than 300), Frontier Day’s 4th of July patients and becoming involved in charparade, Veterans Day activities, serving itable events. Let Heart ‘n Home give you as Toys for Tots headquarters, Business a hand, and spread Christmas cheer and Food challenge for the Christmas Bas- hope through the year. ket Association, Santa for a Senior, serving Thanksgiving dinner at Community Kitchen and the Senior Activity Center,

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By Staff Writer “This latest example of the generosity of the Rotary Club of La Pine Sunriver underscores its partnership with us,” prefaced Karen Miller, executive director of Park & Rec, “which is also appreciated as the organization helps upgrade our ballpark at Finley Butte.” Referring to a $2,500 grant in support of Park & Rec’s HUB after-school program (which is open to students in K-8), Miller said that “there was such a demand on the part of a lot of parents, yet we noticed that some were struggling to pay for their children’s participation – which this money will help alleviate.” Available at three sites that accommodate 30 students each (La Pine Park & Rec’s Community Center, Rosland Elementary and Three Rivers), the program “helps kids learn that they can rely on each other, and also addresses negative factors affecting their lives, such as depression, obesity and lack of social skills,” she explained.

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“We’re taking into account their mental, physical and emotional needs by promoting self-confidence, responsible behavior, healthy friendships/relationships, and a mindfulness of community.” The after-school hours include a hearty snack, structured time to do homework or read, arts and crafts, physical activities, access to computers, and free time. “Once the kids finish their homework, they can just enjoy each other,” noted Miller. “And on Wednesdays, we have field trips, with examples including movie day, and going to SHARC in Sunriver to swim.” Miller emphasized that “we offer participants a fun curriculum encompassing a variety of different themes and activities, and show that someone cares what they’re doing. Bottom line is that if you’re going to make your community great, it starts with the kids.” “Our after-school program promotes selfconfidence, responsible behavior, healthy friendships/relationships, and a mindfulness of community,” said Karen Miller, executive director at La Pine’s Park & Recreation Department.

Goodbye and Thank You From the Book Nook By Kathy Bell, Book Nook Manager

Even though the Book Nook is now closing, and giving its badly-needed space back to the La Pine Library, we’d like to thank the community for its overwhelming support these past years. To provide an historical perspective, Friends of the La Pine Library (FLPL), which was incorporated in 1982, established the Book Nook in 2009. It was the idea of former librarian Sharon Hildebrand, while the name was suggested by Dixie Byers -- winner of a contest to name the little bookstore. (Previously, the nonprofit held book sales once or twice a year in the library’s community room.) CONTINUED ON PAGE 12

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Dance, Dance and More Dance

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additional team of mini dancers (only six By Cindy Aaron, Contributing Writer Central Oregon Dancers Elite years old), more solos and duets. There (C.O.D.E.) competed in their third Spot- are so many talented dancers in La Pine. light Dance Cup Nationals this past sum- They’re already hard at work learning mer. They danced away with eight Rubies their new routines for the Spotlight Dance (2nd place), seven Emeralds (3rd place), Cup Regionals next month. The dancers are also preparing for the two category high scores, aBbest costume U I LT T O A H I G H E R S TA N D A R D award and a national title for the junior annual recital on May 16 at La Pine High dance team. Studio owner/instructor/ cho- School. Keep the date open, as you don’t reographer Kelly Breen also received a want to miss this. The dance team put their best smiles special acknowledgement plaque for havto work at the Bend Christmas Parade, ing three teams that placed. U I Ltake T TO A H I G Hdancers E R S TA N D Kelly plans Bto more toA R D and served hot cocoa and treats during La competition this season. She has added an Pine’s own Christmas Light Parade.


Volunteers from Heart ‘n Home helped out during Community Kitchen’s Thanksgiving feast that was enjoyed by some 200 people. By Staff Writer As KTVZ News described, many organizations in Central Oregon helped those in need by hosting a Thanksgiving meal – among them La Pine’s Community Kitchen and American Legion Post 45. At Community Kitchen, some 200 people enjoyed a feast that included 25 cooked turkeys, 40 pounds of stuffing, 60 pounds of gravy and 125 pounds of potatoes. Chef Phillip Keifer explained that “we’re putting smiles on people’s faces

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By Penny Gordon, Contributing Writer The La Pine Lions Club would like to extend a big THANK YOU to all those who worked alongside us or donated resources to our club this past year. Your contributions go directly to helping others in our community. You as individuals and businesses have shown time and time again how much you care about your community. The Lions appreciate all you do. We truly are better together. We would like to acknowledge some of the School EXCLUSION Day

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and perhaps changing their feelings about life a little.” And at American Legion Post 45, where everyone was welcome and as many as 500 diners had been expected, the fare included 24 turkeys, hams and 1,000 deviled eggs. In addition, according to Post Commander Phillip Shields, plans called for sending out 60 hot meals to those veterans who were unable to attend. “It’s our way of saying ‘thank you’ to the community for your support,” he said.

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United Way Awarded $300,000 Grant to Support TRACEs’ Foster Care Work Central Oregon’s foster care system will receive a vital infusion of funds thanks to a three-year $300,000 grant awarded to United Way of Deschutes County to support TRACEs’ work in foster care. TRACEs is a region-wide partnership across Central Oregon that helps communities learn how to recognize trauma and adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and nurture its antidote – resilience, which means having the supports needed to overcome adversity. “Nurturing resilience in our community includes fixing broken systems,” said Ken Wilhelm, executive director of United Way of Deschutes County. “Systems only work when they put people first. This level of investment in foster care can help us do that by supporting children and families with culturally responsive, trauma-informed care.” The grant will support the collective effort of a TRACEs’ foster care working group, made up of dozens of organizations including Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), Family Resource Center, Central Oregon Foster Parents Association, Every Child, JBarJ, Friends of the Children and the Oregon Department of

Human Services. The funding will go toward key areas identified by that working group, including strengthening biological families, directly supporting children in foster care, nurturing stable, caring and responsive relationships and encouraging system improvements. This grant comes on top of $565,000 already invested in the three-year shared agenda of the foster care working group, bringing the total investment to $865,000 and putting the movement that much closer to its $1.6 million goal. “This three-year investment in the work of TRACEs’ partners will touch the lives of hundreds of Central Oregon kids,” said Katie McClure, executive director of TRACEs. “Our partners’ eventual goal is to eliminate the need for foster care. This funding will help us support children and families currently navigating the foster care system, and allow us to further our efforts in stabilizing and reuniting families.” To learn more about how to support Central Oregon children and help bring the foster care work to full funding, contact Ken Wilhelm at United Way of Deschutes County.

Gas Tax Increase Begins January 1

The second of four planned increases in the gas tax – part of the “Keep Oregon Moving” legislation passed in 2017 – goes into effect January 1, 2020. The increase of $.02 was preceded by an increase of $.04 in 2018, and will be followed by increases of $.02 in 2022, and $.02 in 2024 – for a total increase of $.10 over a sixyear period. For the first time, Oregon lawmakers set accountability requirements that the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT), and Oregon cities and counties, must meet to trigger the increases. Of the nearly $60 million this second increase will raise, 20 percent goes to Oregon counties, 30 percent to Oregon

cities, and 50 percent to ODOT. ODOT will use its share ($27.9 million) of the funds for highway maintenance ($1.7M), bridge projects ($11.2M), seismic projects ($8.4M), and preservation and culvert projects ($6.7M) This first increase would raise the Oregon gas tax from 34 to 36 cents a gallon. (The federal tax is 18.4 cents a gallon.) Oregon’s counties and cities are allowed to add their own local gas tax as well. At full implementation in 2024, Oregon’s gas tax will be 40 cents a gallon, still less than the gas tax in either Washington or California. (Source: ODOT)

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A Veteran’s Point of View

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The Wheels That Got Me Through Life

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Eventually bored by driving with just four wheels, I recently graduated to getting a fifth-wheel trailer to go camping. I’m sure that my future will someday see a reduction in my wheels -- going back to two wheels as I push a walker to assist me. Will the age of the Jetson’s flying car ever become a reality, reducing the need for the wheel? Probably, but not in my lifetime.

I’m a baby boomer born in the early 1950s when Truman was president. During my youth, I yearned for the next birthday to come -- which generally meant that I reached another rite of passage allowing me to do something else. A lot of my growth was measured by wheels, yet the wheels that got me through life changed in purpose and complexity as I got older. The Copper Age (4500 – 3300 BC) saw the first recorded uses of the wheel as a potter’s wheel, while primitive wooden wheels were employed in agriculture and for domestication of the horse. Somewhere around 2000 BC, the spoked wheel was invented to allow construction of lighter and swifter vehicles such as chariots. It wasn’t until the 1870s that wire wheels and rubber tires were created. My first memory of wheeled transportation was a bright red tricycle that I received for my third birthday. As I aged, my wheels got bigger. First it was

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a two-wheeler with training wheels, then the training wheels came off. I knew I’d made it to the big league when I got my first Schwinn. With the streamers flying in the wind, I rode up and down the street, feeling that I ruled the world. Playing cards in the spokes, a headlight and horn were soon added. We had a blind corner in the neighborhood where we would announce “coming around the corner” so we didn’t collide as we rode. Then I progressed to larger bikes -culminating with a 24” three-speed that served me until I was able to drive. My first car was a used 1964 Rambler American that didn’t even have a radio. Being 1968 in the middle of the golden age of rock and roll, the first thing I did was install an AM/FM radio and a racing stripe across the back. As the years progressed, my wheels got bigger and better. I even regressed back to a two-wheeler for a while when owning a few motorcycles.

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La Pine Celebrates 7th Annual Wreaths Across America


By Bob Seidenberg, Contributing Writer

After several days of rain and snow, the clouds parted and the sun shone brightly in the crisp morning air to welcome the 2019 celebration of Wreaths Across America, held at the Senior Activity Center. Marking the ceremony’s seventh year in La Pine, the event took place in more than 1,900 communities nationwide, each of which honored the fallen heroes who gave their lives for our freedom. Featuring local organizations such as Band of Brothers, the American Legion, and Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, the ceremony was highlighted by a presentation of the colors, a heartfelt rendition of the national anthem by Vint Gordon, and a moving speech

by Rick Surrey. Stu Martinez served as master of ceremonies. The La Pine community wreath was presented by Eagle Scout Mikey Grossman and Sean Charleboix from Troop 36. Wreaths for each of the military branches were then presented by American Legion Post 45, along with a 21-gun salute and taps. Martinez quoted ex-president Ronald Reagan, saying “freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected and handed on for them to do the same.” Shown at the Wreaths Across America ceremony are (left to right) Jim Smith, Bob Seidenberg, and (seated) veteran George McQueen, a Navy lieutenant during the Korean conflict.

“I love veterans – they keep our country safe,” said girl scout Isabelle Elpley. Shown is Mckenna Sanders handing out Lights of Hope in remembrance of comrades and loved ones who served.

Girl Scout Vaeda Dickinson hands a Light of Hope to Vint Gordon, newly named president of La Pine’s Band of Brothers. He succeeds Bob Seidenberg.

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coordinator for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Oregon, will hold two volunteer information meetings this month where you can come learn what it takes to become involved. Please follow us on Facebook (@BigBrothersBigSistersOfCentralOregon) and Instagram (@bbbsco) to learn the dates and locations. National Mentoring Month is also a time for us to thank our mentors for all they do for our program. We are incredibly grateful for the 20 mentors in La Pine who are already matched with their “Littles.” Every moment spent with them defends, ignites and empowers their potential, and changes their lives for the better. For more information about Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Oregon and how you can change the life of a child for the better, forever, please contact Bridget Albert at 541.312.6047 or


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Three Firefighters Explain Why They Came Back to La Pine CONTINUED FROM PAGE 3

‘It’s Such an Awesome Place to Work’ – Brandon Hargous “In my case, I wanted to teach, give back, and help build the program in Central Oregon. There’s more opportunity here with the training and work experience, as opposed to other programs that simply involve watching and listening.” As Hargous explained, “there’s not a separation between students and career staff – even the captain is part of the crew. Because everyone does the same job, it’s easier to feel comfortable, and the cohesion is very strong.” Commenting on the hours spent doing repetitive tasks such as coiling rope and washing vehicles, which is an essential component of the new students’ first five weeks of training, Hargous said that “this is a detail-oriented profession, and everything is done for a reason. You come to respect the rig and the equipment, make sure that everything works, and always have them ready for duty when they’re needed.”

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rived, postal employees moved their cars to block other vehicles from entering the danger zone. One man insisted that an employee move her car out of his way, which she judiciously refused to do. Seeing that she was standing her ground, the man yelled, “get your (expletive) postmistress out here.” Other customers tried to push past the affected area once it had been protectively barricaded – in spite of being asked to stand back -- demanding that “I just need my mail.” While these examples affirm that tragedies bring out the worst in people, they also bring out the best. The customer who climbed into the pile of debris to make sure that no one was trapped underneath. The woman who rushed over to the driver of the SUV, calmed him down and kept him stable until paramedics arrived. The

bystanders who immediately asked postal employees “Are you OK? Is everyone OK?” The contractor who called La Pine’s postmistress minutes after the crash to inquire “What do you need?” “Many complimented us on how quickly we were moving people through,” recounted Jennifer Deveney, postmaster, and affirmed that ’you’re all doing a great job.’ The crash impacted 700 boxes out of a total of 2,763, but we had the post office up and running as before in less than 48 hours. “Kudos go to our employees, who kept cool heads, were calm as can be, and really pulled together,” she added. “Given what could have happened, the way the situation was handled couldn’t have been smoother – our employees are amazing. And we thank all those customers who worked with us during the process.”

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The strong bond between Book Nook and the La Pine community was evident from the beginning – when high school students helped set up the new adjunct to the library – putting up shelves that had been donated by FLPL and assisting in other ways. During the annual Halloween Trunk or Treat, Book Nook gives out free books to children. And, in a broader sense of community, FLPL has been instrumental in financially supporting the Deschutes Public Library system. (Since the library system currently has tax-based funding, our support – while still greatly appreciated – is not critical.) FLPL also helped publish the book “The History of The La Pine Pioneers” about the area’s original settlers. We recently were able to do another printing to

keep a supply available in the future. Given our growing population, the pressing need to expand the services offered by the library has resulted in its taking back the space occupied by the Book Nook. That need is understandable, and in no way diminishes the bookstore’s success – which is due to the many volunteer hours and backing of the community, and the giving and caring people who live here. We would not have been as successful as we were without that community support, and we thank you. To show our appreciation, we are giving away our existing inventory FREE. Please stop by the Book Nook on Tuesdays, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., or Saturdays, 1 – 4 p.m., for as long as supplies last.

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Bend-La Pine Schools Approves New Safe Gun Storage Resolution Bend-La Pine Schools has approved a safe gun storage resolution in an effort to prevent gun violence in local schools. Police have been preaching firearm safety for decades. Now, the district will send similar messages to the parents of 18,000 students. “What this resolution will do is provide parents with information about why safe storage is so important. It’s not telling anyone what to do,” said co-author Caroline Skidmore. “I think that with information, we can take action.” The Center for Disease Control and Prevention reports nearly 80 percent of firearms used in school killings and suicides came from the perpetrator’s home or from friends or relatives. Had those guns been disabled or securely stored in lock boxes, some shootings may not have occurred. “If it’s something that’s kept out of the reach of children and only accessible by an adult, or whoever has the actual code, that’s the best way,” said Bend Police Lt. Juli McConkey. “Keep the firearm away from the ammunition so it’s not easily obtainable by anybody else.” The Bend Police Department offers free cable locks that prevent a magazine of ammunition from being put in a gun or the slide from moving and loading ammunition in a gun’s barrel. “This resolution will not only help prevent school shootings, it will hopefully help prevent accidents happening at home with a firearm.” Added Skidmore. “So, unintentional shooting from a child finding a gun at home. Also suicide by gun.”

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Skidmore says she’s heard only positive feedback from gun owners to the school district’s safe storage resolution. It directs the superintendent and staff to include safe gun storage information in the district’s safety plan. (Source: Central Oregon Daily)

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La Pine to Benefit From $100,000 Sports Medicine Grant

The Center Foundation, a Central Oregon nonprofit dedicated to providing sports medicine services to high school students, has been awarded a $100,000 grant to support its program in the rural communities of La Pine, Sisters, Madras, Culver and Prineville. The grant is funded by The Ford Family Foundation, which serves the people and communities of Oregon and Siskiyou County, California. “This support will enable us to continue to provide highly trained medical professionals to manage sports injuries and concussions in some of the most underserved areas of Central Oregon,” said Sonja Donohue, executive director of The Center Foundation. “We are honored to receive this award, and proud of the work we do to keep youth in these communities safe and healthy.” According to Donohue, the grant will give more than 2,500 students in these communities access to immediate and ongoing injury prevention and injury care.

Local High School Students Participate in MEC Career Day

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Midstate Electric Cooperative recently held a career day for high school students within the coop’s service territory. The event, hosted on November 19 at MEC’s headquarters, gave 60+ attendees the opportunity to learn firsthand about potential careers at rural electric co-ops. The four-hour curriculum began by explaining that electric co-ops are unique because they are notfor-profit, member-owned electric utilities. They are operated for the benefit of the members, rather than to earn profits for investors. A brief history of MEC was also provided. Students visited with the coop’s employees to learn about their different professions, career paths, skills, education requirements and

the day-to-day expectations for their professions. Highlighted careers included administration, marketing/communications, information technology, engineering, mechanic, staking, metering and linework. Following a boxed lunch, the students learned about electrical safety through MEC’s high voltage safety demonstration provided by the co-op’s linemen. Safety around power lines and equipment outside of the home was discussed. The linemen explained that electricity

can jump through the air to conductive objects. This was illustrated as kites, branches, irrigation pipe and even a squirrel (the fake stuffed animal kind) came close to the live wire on the trailer. Gilchrist, La Pine and North Lake High School staff worked with MEC to encourage students to attend the career day. These types of community partnerships are beneficial to our young people and expand their potential career options. Over the next five years, America’s electric co-ops will hire nearly 15,000 employees nationwide to replace Baby Boomers reaching retirement age. Co-op jobs are solid with competitive pay and benefits and MEC wanted to provide that information to their student members.

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Expectations Exceeded for Crescent Lake Realty’s Crescent Office

By John C. Driscoll, Contributing Writer

Since opening in July, “this office has exceeded my expectations,” said Donna Werner, owner and principal broker at Crescent Lake Realty’s location in Crescent. “We are getting a lot of local drop ins and listings. “We’ve also had more involvement with the community, and are getting to know our neighbors better,” she added, “and I’m confident that our office will continue the growth pattern we are experiencing now.”

Completion of the Crescent sewer is one of the contributing factors in this success, as Crescent Lake Realty and Crescent Sewer are next-door neighbors. In Werner’s opinion, “more exposure to their adjacent office will open the door for some of our larger property owners to consider dividing their property and start building some small subdivisions. This will help all the businesses in the area along with ours.”

Since opening in July, “this office has exceeded my expectations,” said Donna Werner, owner and principal broker. Crescent Lake Realty and Crescent Sewer are next-door neighbors, a factor contributing to the success of Crescent Lake Realty’s first six months.

The successful opening of this real estate office is further evidence that north Klamath County’s economic fortunes are on an upswing, as is the number of permits Klamath County has issued for construction projects. Completion of the Crescent sewer makes new construction feasible, while the area’s affordability and quality of life will attract new residents – which, in turn, will create opportunities for new and existing businesses.

Frank S. Dushau: One of the Country’s Best-Known Land Lookers By John C. Driscoll, Contributing Writer

Frank S. Dushau, who blazed the way for the Gilchrist Mill and Gilchrist, came to Klamath County in 1900 at the direction of Albert and Frank W. Gilchrist. Not only did he select the land that formed the core of the Gilchrist Timber Company’s holding, but also surveyed the site where the town, mill and mill pond now stand. Born in 1858, Dushau began his career at age 16 as a timberman, and was working as a foreman in a logging camp just three

years later. A self-made and self-educated man, he was hired by Frank W. Gilchrist at age 25, and worked in the field for the Gilchrist family for the next 41 years. Dushau quickly become the Gilchrist family’s primary land looker, scouting and cruising in most states in the union as well as Canada. His line mark, his blaze, was a rabbit track. His lines were so well run, so accurate, that western lumber cruisers continued to base their work on his years after his death. Dushau’s work was done without the aid of laser or satellite-based technology. He used a compass, clinometer, cruising rods, biltmore sticks, calipers, and diameter tapes -- then a pencil, paper and applied trigonometry to complete his cruises. A testimony to Dushau’s competence and the unique nature of his skills is his salary. In 1919, he was paid $600 a month -- the equivalent of $8,475 in 2014 dollars. He also received bonuses and a per diem when scouting land. Particularly remarkable about Dushau, in addition to the accuracy of his surveys, is that all his equipment was made of leather, canvas, metal, wood, wool and cotton. He had no bug spray, Coleman

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stoves, solar-powered gadgets, gortex or freeze-dried food. He traversed, on foot with a pack train, while surveying Klamath, Lake and Deschutes County timber lands. Dushau spent almost 20 years, from late spring to early autumn, surveying and then making purchase recommendations for Frank W., Frank R. and then Ralph E. Gilchrist. His range extended from British

Columbia to California’s redwood county. He and his ilk must have been tough as cast iron with constitutions to match. Dushau died in 1924 of a heart attack while working out in the woods in north Klamath County – having become one of the country’s best-known land lookers. His work helped lay the basis for north Klamath County’s timber industry and for Gilchrist itself.


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Anita Sue Antram

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Anita Sue (Thomas) Antram, who was born on April 21, 1942 in New Madrid, Missouri, where she lived with her family until moving to California as a young girl, passed away on December 14, 2020. After marrying Derald L. Antram in 1959 in Watsonville, California, she and her husband raised three children in Lodi, California: Derald Eugene Antram (Bobbie), Anita Renee Thompson (Randal), and Patrick D. Antram (Kristie). The couple moved to La Pine in 2011. Anita is survived by Derald, her husband of 60 years; her three children; and eight grandchildren – Amanda Antram, Heather Antram, Matthew Antram, Ethan Antram, Emily Wilson, Deven Antram, Julianna Antram, and Gracie Antram; five great-grandsons; and one great-granddaughter on the way. A graveside interment will take place in Boardman, Oregon, where she will be laid to rest near her parents, in the summer of 2020.

Johnny “Corky” Wayne Goodgion, who was born on September 26, 1940 in Ada, Oklahoma, passed away in La Pine, Oregon on November 21, 2019. Living in Texas, New Mexico and California (where he met his wife Lowelyn of 59+ years), Corky moved to Roseburg, Oregon with her in 1972, and subsequently to La Pine in 2000. He was a diesel mechanic for most of his life until retiring in 1996. He also became a Sunday school and bible study teacher, worship leader, and Royal Ranger leader; cooked for the men’s fellowship; and drove the church bus route twice weekly for pick-up. Known for his very bubbly personality, Corky was definitely a crack up, and everyone who knew him instantly became his friend. He absolutely loved mechanics, computers, and camping with his family. Corky was preceded in death by his parents and his three brothers. He is survived by his wife, two sisters, daughter, two sons, four granddaughters, two grandsons, and nine great-grandchildren.

April 21, 1942 – December 14, 2020

Do Not Stand at My Grave and Weep

September 26, 1940 – November 21, 2019

By Mary Elizabeth Frye Do not stand at my grave and weep I am not there; I do not sleep. I am a thousand winds that blow, I am the diamond glints on snow, I am the sun on ripened grain, I am the gentle autumn rain. When you awaken in the morning’s hush I am the swift uplifting rush Of quiet birds in circled flight. I am the soft stars that shine at night. Do not stand at my grave and cry, I am not there; I did not die. (Written in 1932 by Mary Elizabeth Frye (1905-2004), the poem was intended to comfort a family friend who had just lost her mother and was unable to even visit her grave. This is the only surviving poem of Mary Elizabeth Frye, and quite possibly her only one.)

Death Is Nothing at All By Henry Scott-Holland

Death is nothing at all. It does not count. I have only slipped away into the next room. Nothing has happened. Everything remains exactly as it was. I am I, and you are you, and the old life that we lived so fondly together is untouched, unchanged. Whatever we were to each other, that we are still. Call me by the old familiar name. Speak of me in the easy way which you always used. Put no difference into your tone. Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow.

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Sunriver Books & Music By Deon Stonehouse, Contributing Writer Saturday January 18 at 5:00 PM John Bruning, author of Indestructible, returns for his latest book, Race of Aces: WWII’s Elite Airmen and the Epic Battle to Become Masters of the Sky. Wow, he can write! He has all of the requisite footnotes and indexes John Bruning to prove this was a comprehensively researched book, but it races across the page like a tsunami! That we won the war in the Pacific is a near on miracle. Our guys were fighting in inhospitable places, outnumbered, against an enemy that did not tolerate frailty or failure. What did we have? A bunch of crazy brave young men willing to hurl themselves into the sky flying unpredictable machines into fierce battles with the odds dramatically against them. Nor were the Japanese and jungles their only foe. Our pilots were given planes sometimes more intent on killing them than the Japanese! Profit over human safety in the manufacture of planes is not a new phenomenon. Lockheed’s P-38 Lightning was designed to go higher, faster thus have a better chance at taking on the nimble Japanese zeroes. A good idea, but poor execution. The planes had a nasty habit of killing the pilot and destroying their expensive selves. Engine failure on takeoff was one of the nasty surprises that felled plane and pilot. Or how about going in to battle and guns won’t work? It is not as if their foe would give them a time out from a ferocious battle to go fix their guns! As the planes were delivered and pilots trained on the complicated new system, in April 1942 there were 20 fatal crashes in California and Washington. Young pilots killed by their planes before they even

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got a chance at the intended enemy. In 1942 the battle in the Pacific was not going well. General MacArthur, not a fan of the Air Force to begin with, was finding no reason to believe they were going to help win this war. Then two things happened. General George Kenney, an experienced battlehardened pilot himself, took over the pilots and a gauntlet was thrown. Our flyboys were not about to walk away from a dare. Captain Eddie Rickenbacker was the stuff of legends, a larger than life hero. Fighting over the killing fields of WWI he shot down 26 enemy planes and won the highest award for combat, the Medal of Honor. He visited the Pacific, talking with the flyboys, keeping them spellbound as he recounted some of his exploits. He was known as the ace of aces, the best of the best. The highest total for an ace in the Pacific was Buzz Wagner with 8. Quite a difference. But the skies were buzzing with Japanese, a target rich environment. General Kenney seized the moment offering a case of scotch to the first pilot to beat Captain Rickenbacker’s record and the race was on! But this was war, not a game, the stakes were life and death. John Bruning introduces us to the flyboys who took up the challenge. Gerald Johnson, a hometown kid from Eugene Oregon, an outdoors enthusiast, bit of a dare devil, totally besotted with his sweetheart Barbara. Dick Bong, a quiet farm boy from Wisconsin with an affinity for machinery nurtured from his years of working on farm equipment. Tommy McGuire, a smart New Jersey transplant to Florida, a rich kid surrounded by poor boys who never quite fit in. Tom Lynch, movie star handsome, with a degree in chemical engineering and the makings of a career in command. And others, all treated with respect and compassion by Bruning as he details a race that had far more


Power of 100 Award Doubles Advocates for Local Foster Kids

The results are in. The Power of 100 Program’s $10,000 award to the Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) of Central Oregon has enabled the organization to double the number of foster kids who have someone in their corner advocating for them. So far in 2019, 24 children from south Deschutes county have entered foster care due to abuse/neglect, with 19 placed in south county foster homes. Thanks to the Sunriver Women’s Club’s (SRWC) sponsorship of the Power of 100 Program, 91 percent of these children have a CASA volunteer. Many of the CASA live in the area, but more local volunteers are needed to reach 100 percent of foster kids being supported. An advocate gives a foster child a stable and committed relationship with a supportive adult. Such a relationship is the single most important factor in helping a child develop resilience

to thrive despite trauma. CASA of Central Oregon has been doing its part to improve the lives of children in Oregon’s struggling foster care system. CASA of Central Oregon is serving a higher percentage of children in foster care than almost any other program in the state, in part due to the generosity and community support of organizations like the SRWC. The Power of 100 Program was initiated in September 2018 to enable SRWC’s members and members of the community to make a greater impact on a specific community need. Our first signature project did just that. A new project will be voted on by the SRWC in February and announced to the community in March. To learn more about the Power of 100 Program, go to, To be a CASA of Central Oregon advocate, go to

consequences than any game. Bruning takes the story from the delivery of the P-38’s to young flyboys with a penchant for mischief on to the end of the war and conclusion of the Race of Aces. Zooming under the Golden Gate Bridge, skimming the water at screaming speed. Exhilarating! Doesn’t that sound life fun??? Well, I might think it sounds like something pretty cool to try, but Air Force command was not amused. The battle scenes in the Pacific are detailed, well researched, and gripping. Our flyboys diving in against outrageous odds, crazy brave. And in the end, war exacts its price.

The Race of Aces is thoroughly researched with the foot notes to prove it, but it reads like a thriller, the scenes brought to vivid life in remembrance of young men who gave their all for their country. Hollywood are you listening? This has all the elements of a blockbuster! Handsome flyboys, fierce battles, lots of action, love stories. There will be refreshments served and drawings for prizes. Sign up to attend this free event by calling 541-593-2525, emailing, or stopping by Sunriver Books & Music. Photo credit to Renee Bruning.























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The Human Society of Central Oregon would like to remind people to provide extra care for their pets in frigid and below-freezing temperatures. • Pets are best kept inside. • Bring pets inside when the temperatures drop. • Dogs and cats can get frost bitten ears, nose & feet if left outside. • Chemicals used to melt snow and ice can irritate paws, so be sure and wash off paws. • If your pet must be kept outside, provide a dry, elevated dog house with clean dry bedding.

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• Make sure the water bowl does not freeze. • To make sure a cat hasn’t crawled under your car, tap on the hood before starting the engine. • Dog jackets and sweaters are more than fashion -- they will keep your small, senior and single-coated dogs warm. • Keep antifreeze, salt and other household poison away from pets. The Humane Society of Central Oregon rents crates for $5 a month to keep pets safe and warm indoors. For more information call 541-382-3537 or go to

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Warming Stews for Winter Quick No-Yeast Dinner Rolls

Soft and fluffy, these quick-toprepare dinner rolls don’t use yeast, but instead rely on yogurt, olive oil and baking powder. Ingredients: 5 teaspoons baking powder 2 teaspoons salt 2 cups plain yogurt 1 cup olive oil or another oil 2 teaspoons sugar (optional) 5 cups all-purpose flour ½ to 1 cup whole wheat flour 1 egg yolk

Craig Claiborne’s Beef Stew

Directions: Preheat oven to 370 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and put aside. Mix baking powder, yogurt, olive oil, salt and sugar in a large bowl. Whisk all-purpose flour and whole wheat flour, add the flour into the wet mixture, and mix with your hand or with a stand mixer until you have a non-sticky dough. Shape the dough into balls and place them on the parchment paper. Beat the yolk well and coat the top of dough balls with it using a brush. Bake for about 20 minutes or until golden.

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It would be hard to find a simpler meal than Craig Claiborne’s hearty beef stew, which goes beautifully with buttered noodles and a glass of red wine. (Or, for the children, a glass of milk.) A small scattering of cloves adds a floral note to the gravy, augmented by just a little thyme, and the combination pairs beautifully with the carrots you add near the end of the cooking process, to prevent them from going mushy in the heat. Sprinkle chopped parsley over the finished dish for a final touch. Ingredients: 4 pounds lean, boneless chuck steak ¼ cup olive oil Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste 1 tablespoon finely chopped garlic 2 cups coarsely chopped onions 6 tablespoons flour 4 cups dry red wine 2 cups water 4 whole cloves 1 bay leaf ½ teaspoon thyme 6 sprigs parsley, tied in a bundle 6 large carrots, about 1 1/2 pounds, trimmed and scraped

Directions: Cut the meat into two-inch cubes. Using a large skillet, heat the oil and add the beef cubes in one layer. Add salt and pepper and cook, stirring and turning the pieces often, for about 10 minutes. Add the garlic and onions and cook, stirring occasionally, for another 10 minutes. Sprinkle with flour and stir to coat the meat evenly. Add the wine and stir until the mixture boils and thickens. Stir in the water. Add the cloves, bay leaf, thyme and parsley. Cover closely and simmer for one hour. Meanwhile, cut the carrots into one-inch lengths. If the pieces are very large, cut them in half lengthwise. Add them to the beef. Cover and continue cooking for 30 minutes, or until the carrots are tender. Serve the stew sprinkled with chopped parsley. (Source: New York Times)


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Hearty Vegetable Stew

A flavorful, healthy and hearty vegetable stew, made with an assortment of mixed vegetables and nicely flavored with tomato paste, cumin and paprika. Prep Time 25 minutes Cook Time 45 minutes Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes Servings 6 servings Ingredients: • 1 (6 oz) can tomato paste • 1 1/2 cups water • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice • 1 teaspoon kosher salt (not table salt) • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper • 1 teaspoon ground cumin • 1 teaspoon paprika • 2 tablespoons olive oil • 1 large onion, chopped • 1 large eggplant, unpeeled, cubed into 1-inch cubes • 6 medium zucchini, unpeeled, cubed into 1-inch cubes • 1 tablespoon minced garlic • 2 large bell peppers, chopped

Directions: In a large bowl, whisk together the tomato paste, water, lemon juice, kosher salt, black pepper, cumin and paprika. Set aside. Heat the olive oil in a large, heavy saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the onion and cook 3-4 minutes, until translucent. Add the eggplant, zucchini and garlic. Cook, stirring, until golden, about 5 minutes. Add the bell peppers and the tomato mixture. Gently mix with a wooden spoon to blend everything together. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to mediumlow. Cook, covered, 30 minutes, stirring gently every 10 minutes, until vegetables are tender. Remove from heat, stir one more time, and allow to slightly cool before serving, about 10 minutes. (Source: Healthy Recipes Blog)

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Moroccan Stew – Starting the New Year With Exotic Possibilities

I woke up this morning with the delicious aroma of roasting meat, dried fruits and Middle Eastern spices greeting me as I moved toward the kitchen. By the time I opened the oven door, I felt intoxicated by the warm smells of curry, cardamom, cinnamon, garlic, cumin, black pepper and the fruity aroma of prunes, apricots, apples and fresh pears that simmered slowly through the night in a covered Dutch oven at 225 degrees for a dozen plus hours. This delicious nod to Mediterranean basics will open up your New Year to exotic possibilities you won’t believe. I learned this cooking style when in Middle Eastern Studies at PSU as a young woman, and have loved it ever since. The Moroccan stew that formed over the course of the second day started with a gallon of good chicken stock, and the addition of the ingredients on the list below: 8-10 pounds of slow-cooked pork, lamb and or chicken that is simmered slowly in a Dutch oven for 10-16 hours at 225 degrees. Add onions and dried fruits, and small hunks of carrots, a quart of chicken stock. Use spice mix below for flavoring in the initial simmering and then the stew. Cook, strain liquid and reserve the cooked fruits and veggies aside.

Add the liquid to a stockpot, and add enough boullion or stock to make a gallon of liquid. Add 2 tablespoons of the spice mix to the pot. 2 cups of chopped onions 2 cups of chopped celery 2 cups of small carrots or sliced carrots 3 pounds peeled potatoes in 1-inch cubes added to the broth. Cook for 20 minutes. 1 medium butternut squash cut in 1” by ½” pieces and reserved until added after the broth and Mire Poix have cooked and the veggies are tender. Last step is to add 1-inch cubed pieces of your cooked meat with the butternut squash. Bring to a boil. Season with additional salt and pepper and turn heat to simmer. Serve hot in big bowls with a pita bread or dinner rolls. Try this stew for a New Year’s repast with friends and family. I like to serve it with strong sweet tea or coffee with a touch of cardamom. Dessert can be fruit (sliced melon or ripe pears), shortbread cookies or something special like baklava (honey and walnuts are traditional). For company, you might serve salad greens and fresh tomatoes with a balsamic vinaigrette.

Bon Appetit and Happy New Year

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Mortgage rates have recently hit near-record lows and Freddie Mac predicts rates will remain low for the foreseeable future. If you haven’t already taken advantage of the low-rate environment to refinance your home, experts say it’s worth considering. “There are lots of reasons to refinance your home mortgage when rates go down,” says Liz Bryant, national sales manager for Wells Fargo Home Lending. “Lower rates can reduce your payment, shorten the overall length of your loan, or provide you access to cash that you can use for home improvements or other expenses.” Here are a few things to consider if you’re thinking of taking that step:

• It may make sense to refinance if your goal is to reduce your monthly payment as well as the interest you will pay over the life of the loan. A mortgage consultant or refinancing calculator can help you decide. Reducing your payment will free up money for saving, investing or spending in other ways. • Refinancing can shorten the length of your loan, for example, by reducing your loan from a 30-year repayment period to 15 or even 10. That can allow you to pay the loan off faster and reduce the amount of interest you pay. But, depending on your individual situation, it could mean a larger monthly payment. • Some homeowners refinance to tap into available equity. This can be useful


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Beacon Report & Market Overview for November 2019 The median price for a single-family residential property in La Pine (not counting condos, townhomes, manufactured homes and acreage) was $247,000, with eight sales. The sold properties averaged 116 days on the market, with a current inventory of five months. In comparison, the median price in Sunriver was $540,000 with 17 sales; while in Sisters, the median price was $515,000 with 11 sales. Bend’s median price was $431,000, while in Redmond it was $320,000.

Some household jobs only require attention once or twice a year. Winter cleaning is necessary to keep a home running smoothly through the long, indoor months. Spread these jobs out over a couple of weekends to complete them all before the season is through.


A clean furnace runs more efficiently, saving money on heating bills, and it lasts longer as well. Replace the furnace filter monthly throughout the cold season, and vacuum the heat registers and vents every time the floor is vacuumed.



if you’re paying for a large project like a home renovation or are making another large purchase. You should talk to a home mortgage consultant to see if a cash-out refinance fits into your long-term financial goals or whether a home equity line of credit makes more sense for this need. • If you have built up equity in your home, you may want to consider refinancing to remove mortgage insurance. Typically, you can request your lender to remove mortgage insurance if you show you have at least 20 percent equity in your home. However, if you have a government-backed mortgage, you will need to refinance to a conventional loan to remove

your mortgage insurance, which will reduce your monthly payment. You can find more details at • Finally, if you want to move out of an adjustable-rate mortgage and into a fixedrate one, refinancing may make sense. Depending on rates, your payment could be higher, but doing so will protect you against rising rates in the future. “If you’re thinking of refinancing, take some time to do some research and talk to your mortgage lender,” says Bryant “Refinancing may save you money over the long-term and help you achieve your financial goals.” (StatePoint)

If the chimney is used at all during the winter, hire a chimney sweet to clean and inspect it for creosote, a buildup of dirt and chemicals that are a dangerous fire hazard.


Food is an invitation for critters looking for a warmer place to live during cold months. Pull all food out of the pantry, toss out any with passed expiration dates, wipe pantry surfaces with a clean, wet cloth and replace the food after the shelves are dry.


Remove all sheets, mattress pads, and dust ruffles from beds, and wash them in hot water to inhibit dust mites. Vacuum all mattresses on both sides, and remove the top mattresses to vacuum the box springs as well. Cleaning mattresses especially helps those with allergies.


Clean your computer at least once a year by vacuuming all vents, wiping exterior surfaces with rubbing alcohol, and sprayzing a can of compressed air into keyboard slots and vents in the monitor and central processing unit. (Source:


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CaneQi, 1/3, 12 pm. This class uses classic Tai Chi and Qigong movements to deliver a light low impact aerobic workout. First class free. La Pine Senior Activity Center every Friday. 16450 Victory Way, La Pine, OR. 541-536-6237

South County Gardening Potluck, 1/15, 1 pm. Open to the public, $5 donation. Exchange ideas, tips and tricks. Potluck. La Pine Senior Activity Center. 16450 Victory Way, La Pine, OR. Contact Bonny Bowens, bowensbonny@

Saturday Nite Bingo, 1/4, 3 pm. Selling packets at 3:50 and play is 4:45 pm. All new games, Jackpots $500 and $300. Open to the public. La Pine Senior Activity Center, every Saturday. 16450 Victory Way, La Pine, OR. .

Intro to TAC MED, 1/18, 11am–2 pm. Teaching lifesaving skills. Preregistration is required. Contact John Parsons,, 541-4099497.

South County Arts & Crafts Gathering, 1/8, 1 pm. Open to the public, $5 donation. Exchange ideas, tips and tricks. Potluck. La Pine Senior Activity Center. 16450 Victory Way, La Pine, OR. Contact Bonny Bowens, Caregiver Support Group Meeting, 1/9, 10:00am, Prairie House Assisted Living and Memory Care. Please RSVP each month by the Monday prior to the meeting to Harold: 541-536-8559 or email: communityrelations@prairiehousealf. com Special Gatherings for Special People, 1/14, 12:30 -2:00 pm. Shout Out & Get Out craft and activity at La Pine Park & Rec. All “special” families invited. Contact Pat Stone 541-977-5266. CROSSWORD

Resin Class, 1/22, 1-3pm. Open to the public. Cost $10 to cover resin plus $5 to Senior Center. Learn the art of resin. La Pine Senior Activity Center. 16450 Victory Way, La Pine, OR. RSVP to Bonny Bowens, Special Gatherings for Special People, 1/23, 6:30 -8:30 pm. Music, Games, Craft & Ice Cream at the La Pine Grange. All “special” families invited. Contact Pat Stone 541-977-5266. Little Deschutes Grange Monthly Meeting, every Third Tuesday, Pot-Luck supper at 5:30pm, meeting at 6:30pm at 51512 Morson St., La Pine. All are welcome. Contact Darlene McDonnell 541876-5371 or email: mcdonnell2020@


Oregon Communicators, every Thursday. Meet-Greet -Refreshments at 6:15 p.m., Club Meeting 6:30-7:30 pm. La Pine Community Health Center Meeting Room, 51600 Huntington Road, La Pine, OR, or online https://zoom. us/j/246410212. RSVP Bingo at the La Pine Senior Activity Center, every Monday, 4:45pm, every Tuesday, 12:45pm and every Saturday, 3:50 pm. 16450 Victory Way. 541-5366237. Line Dancing La Pine Senior Activity Center, every Monday and Wednesday, 9:00am. 16450 Victory Way. 541-5366237. Tai Chi, 10 am. and CaneQi, 12 pm. every Friday, La Pine Senior Activity Center,16450 Victory Way. 541-5366237. Bingo at the American Legion, every Thursday, 4:30 pm. 52532 Drafter Rd, La Pine, OR. (541) 536-1402.

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Room..Free. RSVP to Dana Whitehurst at or call 541-593-1014. National Geographic contributing photographer, 1/14, 7 pm. Chad Copeland’s photographic highlights of southern China, the Kingdom of Tonga and Central Oregon. Free. SHARC, Sunriver. Everyone is welcome.

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Family Fun Storytime 0–5 YRS Tuesdays • 10:30 a.m.

The Library Book Club at Wild Wood Coffee House Discuss Of Wolves and Men by Barry Lopez. Wednesday, January 8 • 10:00 a.m. 56870 Venture Lane Suite 106 Android Basics - Learn the basics of using your Android smartphone or tablet. Registration requested. Saturday, January 11 • 10:30 a.m. The Pivotal Decades - What does 1620 have in common with 2020? Wednesday, January 15 • 11:00 a.m.

DIY Squishies 12-17 YRS Make-and-take a Kawaii Squishy. Wednesday, January 15 • 2:00 p.m. Open Computer Lab - Practice or get help with basic tech tasks and questions. Tuesday, January 21 • 3:00 p.m. DIY Bouncy Balls Make your own wacky toy. Wednesday, January 22 • 2:00 p.m. CreativeBug: Carving Rubber Stamps Learn together and explore stamp making. Registration required. Wednesday, January 29 • 5:30 p.m.



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Being a drop-in center means that Bancorp provides free, one-on-one help to people shopping for and enrolling in health insurance. Whether you need individual personal health insurance or Medicare, we can help.

51477 Hwy 97 La Pine, OR 97739 800-452-6826

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