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When Chef Kris of Community Kitchen and Chef Amy of Prairie House prepared for “battle,” exchanging kitchens for a day, neither had been allowed to see the other’s domain beforehand, nor did they know what meal had been promised on the menu. Fortunately, their “adversary” was on hand as sous chef to assist as needed. The “friendly throw-down,” in the words of Prairie

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The Hawks made school history, edging Nyssa 150-141 at the OSAA state wrestling championships. Derrick Kerr was on his way to becoming the second La Pine wrestler to win three state titles (the first was his older brother David), while Dylan Mann (113), Jose Orozco (120) and Daniel Underwood (220) were all state runnersup. Four other La Pine wrestlers were on the podium: Carmelo Farfaglia (132) took third, Kaden Lorimor (113) and Trentyn Tennant (170) both placed fifth, and Logan Matthews (126) finished sixth.

House’s Harold Bailey, was intended as “good, wholesome fun. Both chefs are awesome cooks,” he praised. “This is about making a connection. We all live here, and should be combining our talents and creativity. Hopefully, the cooperation we saw here is just the beginning.” Bailey says that other local organizations will be invited to stage similar exchange events in the future: “Your day is coming – the gauntlet is down,” he warned.

Woodcarving Was a Family Affair

Retired firefighter and Band of Brothers member Dan Henry, who has been carving wood for 27 years, got his start around the dinner table when family members gathered on holidays. “Soon we’d made a pile of chips and everyone had a good time.” This pirate is one of many characters he has been inspired to create. See article pg 18

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Improvement Grants Now Available to Downtown Businesses By Andrea Hine, Editor rom Atlanta to Phoenix, from Orlando to Baton Rouge, from St. Louis to La Pine – yes, La Pine – cities are recognizing the link between an attractive, safe downtown and the vitality of the businesses located there. At one end of the spectrum, Cincinnati has transformed an historic neighborhood adjacent to its central business district into thriving blocks of commercial activity. St. Louis is pouring funds into improving the area around its famed Gateway Arch. Phoenix, which previously lacked a cohesive city center, has turned a warehouse district into a walkable urban core and a hub for work and living space. And now businesses in La Pine, admittedly on a more modest scale, will have a first-ever opportunity to help build a sense of continuity and beautify the town’s downtown area. Going hand-in-hand with design standards put in place last year (which are not retroactive), the just-unveiled Storefront Improvement Program is based on the premise that a key component of business success is the customers’ first impression – or what they see from outside the building. Business and property owners can now apply for matching grants – up to $10,000 – to enhance their existing facades. The premise of encouraging these improvements – including awnings, signage, lighting, exterior paint, and even bike racks and planters – is to boost curb appeal, draw in more customers, and enhance the overall appeal of La Pine’s downtown corridor. The Storefront Improvement Program, which was developed – and is funded -by the city’s Urban Renewal Agency (URA), has specific eligibility requirements. These include primarily commercial use of the




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“I’m really excited to see efforts to enhance the beautification efforts that have already been completed by the City of La Pine,” said Michael Harper, councilor and URA member. Adds Don Greiner, councilor and fellow URA member, “Making matching grants available is a significant step in the city’s growth. It’s great to be involved in the program.” Applications for the Storefront Improvement Program’s first year of grants are available at City Hall, with a deadline of May 1. More information can be obtained at www.lapineoregon. gov/urbanrenewal, or by stopping by City Hall or phoning 541-536-1432.

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Calling 911 – Use & Abuse of This Emergency Resource By Andrea Hine, Editor If you hadn’t eaten for several days, your only hydration came from two six-packs of beer, you’ve smoked multiple packs of cigarettes and you began feeling nauseous, would you dial 911? Or this scenario: you’ve been flying your drone and it gets stuck in a tree. Is phoning 911 the best solution? Before laughing incredulously, know that in both of these situations, 911 did indeed receive a call – which was then routed to the La Pine Fire District. “We respond to all 911 calls, whatever their merit,” said Chief Mike Supkis. “But people have a responsibility to decide when dialing 911 is appropriate, as they’re tying up resources when we might otherwise be helping someone else who is truly in need. “You wouldn’t use a battleship to go fishing at Lake Paulina, or expect a Navy Seal to write parking tickets. Both are overkill,” he continued. “So it’s frustrating when our paramedics are called out because ‘I have a toothache,’ ‘My kid has the sniffles,’ ‘My stomach hurts,’ or ‘I’m feeling anxious.’ None of these are lifethreatening, and much better medical care options are available.” Supkis suggests contacting your regular medical provider; La Pine Community Health Center (open Monday through Saturday with clinics in La Pine, Sunriver, Gilchrist and Christmas Valley); or St. Charles Family Care Clinic (open seven days a week). “These alternatives provide a pretty wide window for assistance and high-quality care.” Other options to help decide what to do medically include 24/7 smart phone apps that connect callers to medical professionals; or going online for basic first aid and medical guidance (such as “People have a responsibility to decide when calling 911 is appropriate,” repeated Supkis. “Not knowing is not acceptable – and it can be very, very expensive.” As he details, the cost of being transported from La Pine to the emergency room in Bend via the Fire District’s paramedics is about $2,600, only a portion of which is covered by insurance. “And you still may have to wait once you get to the hospital.

La Pine Fire District paramedics respond to a 911 call after a vehicle overturned, injuring the driver. Says Chief Mike Supkis, “It’s so gratifying when we can really help people. That’s what we do.” A minor ailment such as a toothache puts you at the end of the line. So even when you don’t need advanced life support, there’s still a price – to you and the community.” Conversely, Supkis provides examples of when calling 911 is the right thing to do – such as unconsciousness, experiencing bleeding that won’t stop, an inability to breathe, chest pain (especially with a cardiac family history), stroke symptoms or paralysis. “Our paramedics can save your life,” he emphasized. “Our EMS vehicles are like ‘rolling emergency rooms’ with advanced life support

Don’t Let Your Situation Dissolve Into an Emergency For the best outcomes, and also to prevent inappropriate use of emergency resources, Chief Mike Supkis advises that “if you feel sick, or have a medical problem that seems to be getting worse, go to your health care provider before it becomes an emergency.”

He also counsels people to “take care of your health every day, eat sensibly and keep well hydrated – always. Get regular checkups, including dental, and follow all medical and prescription directions.”

equipment that can ‘stop the clock’ in critical situations. “On a recent snowy, windy day, we transported a very critical patient to Bend – which took 90 minutes because of the weather. The person wasn’t breathing and he actually ‘died’ two times when his heart stopped beating. Our paramedics revived the patient twice, stabilized and kept him viable so they could get to a doctor and the needed critical care. “It’s so gratifying when we can really help people,” said Supkis. “That’s what we do.”

Make the Right Call The La Pine Fire District responded to 2,155 emergency calls in 2018, according to Chief Mike Supkis. Of those, 1,663 were 911 calls for Emergency Medical Services (EMS). In 661 of those instances, the Fire District directed patients to better sources of assistance.

“1,022 persons were transported by Advanced Life Support (ALS) fire medics to the emergency room in Bend,” he elaborated, “in addition to 23 additional transports by medical helicopter. Some 50 percent of those instances were non-critical.”

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“We Have an Amazing, Cohesive Team Here at City Hall” By Staff Writer

“Oh my gosh, what just happened?” Tracy Read asked herself after meeting her husband Paul in New Orleans at the wedding of a mutual friend and being struck by the immediate, strong attraction between the two. Overcoming a geographic distance of more than 1,400 miles, Read (who had grown up and attended business school in Iowa) began visiting her soon-to-bespouse, a self-employed resident of La Pine, and “just fell in love” with the town. Eventually, she left her job, sold her home, and moved here with her 11-yearold daughter and son, Emilie and Nick – fitting what they could in the truck of her Saturn, including her son’s skateboard, which he “insisted on bringing. “I’d never been in a high desert or mountainous area,” recalled Read, who was also introduced to snowmobiling and the dry climate air. “People in the

community immediately made me and my kids feel at home – it warmed my heart.” She found employment at Jen-Weld in Bend, followed by 10 years with the La Pine Fire District where she was responsible for ambulance billing. This financial acumen next led Read to La Pine Community Health Center (LCHC), where she worked as medical billing manager. “I missed public service,” Read said, “and the City Hall opening for an administrative assistant sounded like something I would really enjoy. She was moved to accounting clerk last September, and says that “I’m learning so much; the job is unlike anything I’ve ever done.” Read deals with the public on a daily basis, “which always means something different.” And, she adds, “we have an amazing, cohesive team here at City Hall, and it’s exciting to be literally at the front lines as La Pine grows.”

“We’re All Learning How to Do This Together” By Staff Writer

Kelly Notary, who had “always wanted to be a writer,” has done more than aspire. The author of six published books now on Amazon – which she describes as “contemporary romance,” Notary is a native of the San Francisco Bay Area who later lived in San Diego and rose in the real estate field to the position of sales & marketing director for a large home builder. “I was the last person laid off at my company as a result of the 2008 economic recession,” recalled Notary, “and decided to move with my son Triton – now 16 years old and a junior at LPHS – to a less expensive area where I would have the chance to write.” La Pine, where her mother resided, was the chosen destination. However, as living costs gradually went up, and she “had to find another means of supporting us,” Notary joined La Pine Community Health Center – where she met and worked with her current City Hall colleague

Tracy Read for two years in the medical billing department – before applying for the position of city administrative assistant. As Notary explains, their jobs have recently been redefined so each has “strict lines of responsibility.” She focuses on public works (including utilities and licenses) and planning (which encompasses event planning and vendor permits), as well as social media and updating the city’s website. Tracy Read handles human resources and finances, while also serving as city recorder. “We’re all learning how to do this together,” said Notary, referring to the election of a new mayor and two city councilors, and the decision to promote Melissa Bethel to city manager. “It’s a very supportive environment, and we share a common goal – working hard to be as productive and efficient as possible, and making positive changes here at the city.

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Community Kitchen’s Chef – A “Lifer” in the Restaurant Business

By Staff Writer “I have a tendency to get carried away once I’m in the kitchen,” admitted chef Kris Brubaker, who has taken Community Kitchen by storm with lunch entrees such as homemade pizza, roast beef, baked rigatoni casserole, garlic chicken, meat loaf – and even a Chinese-themed meal featuring teriyaki chicken, egg drop soup, fried rice, and stir-fried vegetables. “I try to steer away from fried foods for health reasons, and provide meals that are well-balanced and nutritious,” he explained. “I’m trying to ease my clients into new things, and always incorporate fresh fruits and vegetables from our produce department.” Brubaker, newly hired as Community Kitchen’s first-ever paid kitchen manager, was raised in California’s Silicon Valley and later lived in Utah for 25 years. “My mom was a good cook, and taught me the basics as I was growing up. “I became a ‘lifer’ in the restaurant business due to its culture, lifestyle and craftsmanship,” continued Brubaker. “Although the field requires long hours and a lot of dedication, the bug gets in you and grabs some of us who enjoy food and the process involved in creating it. The gratification is immediate.” Brubaker was working in northeast Utah at a fishing lodge in the mountains (which he describes as “stunning and amazing”), but had been wanting to return to the western states. “After my parents passed away, there was nothing else keeping me in Utah. “After a solid year of research, I zeroed in on the Bend area with its higher per capita number of restaurants,” Brubaker said. “Then I spent time lurking around and being patient, and decided that I wanted to be here in La Pine. “I have a preference for small towns with very few stoplights – like Utah with its big spaces and low population density – where you’re able to develop personal relationships.” Brubaker was ensconced at Newberry RV Park when the manager “came bopping over to my trailer, telling me about two relevant job openings, including the one from Community Kitchen. I had wanted to explore moving into the nonprofit area,

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and doing something other than making restaurant owners rich. My overarching goal is to get my foot in the door of this community.” Although he has his new position well under control – including, says Stacie Derhak, executive director, charming the board’s female members with his banter – Brubaker admits that “the three of us (including Stephanie Holm) have our hands full.” Is there anything else Brubaker – with his focus on healthy foods -- wants to add? “I have a weakness for drive-in windows,” he confessed.

“Something Spoke to Me” When Coming to La Pine By Staff Writer

“When offered the job of assistant program manager at Community Kitchen, there was no question that I would accept. This is where my heart belongs,” said Stephanie Holm. “I’d done a lot of fundraising and working with inner-city foundations and at-risk kids, but it didn’t touch me the way this place does.” Born in Montana, and raised in Oregon’s valley area, Holm spent 15 years in Atlanta, Georgia, working for Interstate Batteries as senior office manager. In that capacity, “I traveled all over the U.S. training hundreds of people in administrative policies and procedures. Interstate is a great company.” Eventually tiring of living in a metropolis, she and her significant other agreed “let’s venture out,” and searched for a “small, quaint community.” They ended up in La Pine, where, recalls Holm, “something spoke to me.” She started volunteering at Community Kitchen, and “fell in love with what it is doing and who it helps. I was here every day, and really connected to the dire need that this organization addresses in the community.” In her newly-created position, Holm works closely with Stacie Derhak, executive director, on “budgeting, bookkeeping and planning – the business part of running everyday operations.”

Stephanie Holm worked as a volunteer at Community Kitchen before being hired as assistant program manager. “I feel in love with what it is doing and who it helps,” she explained. Her significant other, who spent 27 years in the U.S. Army, rising to master sergeant with 18 deployments, has also found a niche. “He joined Band of Brothers, which does a lot for us here at Community Kitchen.” Does Holm miss anything about the climate she exchanged for the High Desert and its seasonal temperature fluctuations? “I love the South, and even its heat. But when we left Atlanta, it was 97 degrees with 90 percent humidity – that’s too extreme, even for me.”


Kris Brubaker, newly hired as Community Kitchen’s first-ever kitchen manager, previously worked at a fishing lodge in the mountains of Utah. His goal is to “provide meals that are wellbalanced and nutritious” – including lunch entrees such as teriyaki chicken and homemade pizza.

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Midstate Copes With Multiple Outages After Windstorm By Staff Writer “We have a big team here,” agreed Steve Hess, operations & engineering manager for Midstate Electric Cooperative, and Landon Carter, journeyman lineman. Whether dealing with late January’s destructive windstorm and its aftereffects, or replacing power poles, “it’s always a group effort.” Although this winter has been less severe than in years past, a windstorm that hit Central Oregon in late January left multiple outages in its wake. As Hess described, “It started at Mt. Bachelor (where winds reached close to 100 mph), then moved to Sunriver, La Pine and down to Gilchrist and Crescent with gusts reaching 50 – 60 mph. We had to change out 15 power poles as a result.” Landon explains that “wind can actually be worse than snow. Snow is usually preceded by a cold snap that freezes the ground 12” – 18” deep, and encases the trees like cement – which helps hold the trunks in place. But when winds pick up, the ground has not necessarily frozen – or may be frozen only a few inches down from the surface – which can lead to trunks snapping.”

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“Wind can actually be worse than snow,” according to Midstate’s Landon Carter, referring to January’s storm that saw gusts reaching 50 – 60 mph in Gilchrist and Crescent. “Wind can be so unpredictable,” Hess added. “One side of town might lose power, while the other side is unaffected. That’s why it’s critical that our members call in if they are experiencing an outage. “In this case, the storm hit on a Wednesday at around 8 in the morning – and we had the majority of power restored to our members by the next day at 5:30 p.m.”

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Midstate Electric and ODOT crews worked around the clock to cope with a late-winter storm that brought feet of snow to Central Oregon (42 inches to Mt. Bachelor in just 48 hours), closed schools and government offices, and brought normal activities to a standstill. Residents such as this homeowner did the best they could to clear private roadways before the task became too daunting.

Oregon Cap and Trade Proposal Will Increase Costs It is important to note that Oregon’s environmental initiatives already are stronger than those in many states and nations. If companies leave the state for less restrictive locales or if Oregon companies switch to buying products Under cap and trade, the “cap” on manufactured and shipped under lightemissions is a firm limit on carbon er regulations, Oregon is the loser. emissions that gets stricter over time. The “trade” part is for companies to Under the current legislature, the end buy credits on the open market to ex- result is almost certain. It is essential ceed the limit. Money raised by the pro- that the program is designed to do gram would go into a funding pool for the least amount of economic damage possible. It is important to take the time climate-friendly initiatives. necessary to craft good legislation and Cap and trade is opposed by many do what is best for all of Oregon, both Oregonians who argue that the pro- rural and urban. The Oregon Legislature is underway. The leaders of both the House and Senate—along with Gov. Kate Brown— have made it clear that passing capand-trade legislation is a priority.

posal will not make a dent in global carbon emissions and will raise the cost of almost everything consumed. They believe our lawmakers should focus on policies that resonate at least nationally—if not globally—to ensure the outcome has an effect on worldwide carbon output. The greenhouse gases emitted by Oregon truckers, commuters, utilities, manufacturers and other entities are barely measurable on a global scale.

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Living Up to La Pine Community Health Center’s Vision for a Healthy Community By Andrea Hine, Editor Have you ever felt like complimenting a company’s voice mail greeting? Or ended a conversation with one of its employees – after gently being told that you were incorrect – feeling even better than when the conversation started? This reporter has, and wants to assure any skeptical readers that her experience is not unique in dealing with La Pine Community Health Center (LCHC) – nor is it accidental. “From our front-desk check-in process, to the ambience of the patient waiting room, and interactions with our staff, we strive to live up to LCHC’s core values: respect,

integrity, collaboration, professionalism, accountability and compassion,” explained Charla DeHate, CEO. “Our job is to help people who are dealing with medical issues – and who might be afraid, anxious or angry. It’s challenging work – not only for our medical staff, but for administrative employees as well. We can’t provide the best possible patient care unless we also care for each other. “The goal at all levels is to improve and enjoy our life here at LCHC,” she said, “with equal emphasis on the business side of the operation. That doesn’t just See Healthy Community pg 17

“We strive to live up to La Pine Community Health Center’s core values – respect, integrity, collaboration, professionalism, accountability and compassion,” says Charla DeHate, CEO. Pictured at the front desk are (from left to right) Brenna Carpenter, Jessica Smith, Justi Rohr, Denise Hopkins and Terra Franzen.



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Multicolored Covers Help Help Us Bring an I/DD Those Who Are Sick and in Group Home to La Pine Need of Comfort By Staff Writer

Shown with examples of the blankets that Comfort Covers Ministry donates to the sick and those in need of comfort are (from left to right) Roberta Smeltzer, Cheryl Hoar and founder Kathy Seidenberg. Smeltzer, one of the group’s founding members who has been “in all kinds of craft shows,” maintains that the shared activity “keeps me active.” A recent winter afternoon finds Kathy Seidenberg and several kindred volunteers gathered in her La Pine living room, enjoying each other’s company as they deftly make warm covers of various sizes to help those sick and in need of comfort. “I started Comfort Covers Ministry in 2012,” she explained, “in memory of my mother-in-law, whose blanket was a constant companion in her final years of declining health. To date, we’ve distributed some 3,500 of these multicolored blankets and shawls – all of which are knitted or crocheted by hand.” Emphasizing that these efforts have no religious affiliation, Seidenberg notes that there are similar groups throughout the United States, although none had previously existed in the local area. “We initially grew to about 100 volunteers, and made 80 blankets a month – spending $750 every six weeks on yarn, which was an unsustainable cost. As a result, we turned to the community for donations of yarn or money.” The current cadre consists of a small number of volunteers, including a single mother with four children, a cancer survivor, and an otherwise homebound senior. “We’d like to expand, and will gladly teach knitting and crocheting techniques to those who possess just basic

knowledge,” Seidenberg said. “You can’t buy the blankets, they are gifts of love,” she continued. “To qualify as a recipient, people must have – or know someone who has -- a severe, lifelong illness such as MS or an autoimmune disease like rheumatoid arthritis; or be undergoing treatments such as radiation, chemotherapy or dialysis.” Adds Cheryl Hoar, “the blankets give people something to hold onto, and the feeling of not being alone. We hope that when recipients hug the items, they know that we’re hugging them as well.” Hoar speaks from experience as a cancer victim: “After receiving this devastating news, I was comforted by one of the blankets, knowing that someone thought enough of me to make this gift.” In addition to volunteers, Comfort Covers Ministry welcomes donations of cash or yarn in any amount (which has to be acrylic, in deference to allergies), as well as information on potential recipients, “including so many older people who live alone,” said Seidenberg. “What we’re doing reflects our love for the community.” (For more information, contact Seidenberg at or 541-536-7446.)

By Pat Stone, Contributing Writer

There is quite a buzz going around our community of Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities (I/DD) here in La Pine. After we asked, “Why doesn’t La Pine have a group home?” things really started moving. Scott Pelham, executive director of Central Oregon Collective (COC), has taken the reins in developing one or more group homes here. Scott has 37 years of experience in the I/DD field. He has been working with Deschutes County and me asking the important questions as to how to make this work for individuals, families, and care workers. Scott is waiting to hear from US so he can move forward and purchase one or two three-bedroom homes. Once he can see that we have at least a few people who want group home services, and that we have a viable workforce, Scott believes he can open in about three months. His main focus is to find both the right staff and the right mixture of residents. Central Oregon Collective runs five group homes in Bend and a 20-unit apartment complex. Its mission is to “create opportunities for

individuals to live full and rich lives in community with others through our values of passion, mutual respect and generosity.” COC’s focus is to “envision communities of full inclusion, personal choice and meaningful contribution for all.” A Job Fair/Question & Answer meeting is scheduled for March 14 at Midstate Electric’s community room from 6:30 – 8 p.m. (Please see ad on page 7). We really, really want to encourage those interested in staffing or in the process for residency to attend. The outcome of this meeting will help Scott make his final decision. I am excited for our town because COC wants to staff this home with folks from La Pine. COC is currently looking for 10-12 staff for FULL TIME employment WITH BENEFITS. Typical employment is three 12-hour shifts one week, followed by four 12-hour shifts the next week. Overtime hours are usually available. Please contact me, Pat Stone, at 541977-5266 with questions. Also check out Central Oregon Collective’s website at

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All of us at the Newberry Eagle (including this little leprechaun) wish our readers a happy St. Patrick’s Day – and promise that spring is on the way!

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Crescent Community Club – From Conception to Completion, Expansion and Current Use By John C. Driscoll, Contributing Writer Over the past 18 months, significant deferred maintenance has been accomplished at the Crescent Community Club. This spring, for example, its bleachers, dugouts and picnic area will be overhauled. By this fall, in excess of $45,000 in capital improvements will have been made to the building and grounds. At the same time, the Crescent Community Club has seen a significant increase in use by community members and organizations. Current activities include Trunk Or Treat (Halloween), the Back Pack Program, Bingo (January – May), Harvest Bingo (November), Hidden Treasures (household goods sale) and Winter Wishes (a Christmas time crafts fair). Other events include the Easter Egg hunt (in conjunction with Hidden Treasures) and Santa’s visit and Christmas Tree Lighting (in conjunction with the Winter Wishes crafts fair). The Club hosts visits by the county commissioners, the Crescent Sewer Board’s meetings, the groundbreaking ceremony for the Crescent sewer system, and public hearings by the forest service – as well as numerous community wellness events, wedding receptions and memorial services. The Club’s history also illustrates what community members can accomplish by pulling together for a shared goal. In 1956, G. W. Oxborrow, Jerry Collier and their

wives conceived the idea of forming an organization that could provide a location for constructive community activities. First the site was staked out, followed a month later by completion of plans for the Crescent Community Club – which called for a 50’ x 80’ foot building with a concrete floor and an arch-type room. Then volunteers cleared the site and dug the building’s footings. Lumber was donated by the Gilchrist Timber Company, and concrete for the footing was poured. A few weeks later, the roof trusses were installed, followed by installation of the windows, doors and furnace. The project required 8,000 manhours, all accomplished by volunteers. The completed building, as of December 1956, was valued at $26,000. A day less than eleven months elapsed from the founding of the Crescent Community Club until its building had been completed and was being used by the community. To join or rent the Club, email or visit the Community Center’s website at Memberships are available for individuals, families or businesses. The Crescent Community Club is a 501c3 nonprofit organization.

Work on the Crescent Community Club – which was all accomplished by volunteers -- began with staking out and clearing the site.

Examples of the frequent use by community members and organizations include annual Christmas and Easter festivities.

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By Daniel Barstad, Contributing Writer

Host Family Sought for Gilchrist Foreign Exchange Student Gilchrist High School in Northern Klamath Country has been working with EF Exchange Year in hopes of allowing an exchange student to attend the during the 2019-2020 school year. The first step in this long process has finally been finished, Gilchrist High School has been approved, and the search is on for a family to host the student during their stay in the United States. “EF Education First is the world’s largest private educational institution. Founded in 1965, EF offers a range of educational programs, from language training and educational travel to academic degrees and cultural exchange. With more than 450 offices in 50 countries, and a mission to break down barriers in language, culture, and geography, EF has helped millions of people of all ages and nationalities become citizens of the world.” (EF Education First, 2019) EF Exchange Year is a nonprofit organization. Students who travel to the United States through this program come from all corners of the world. Countries include Austria, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Norway, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan and Thailand. The student will arrive in August or September of 2019, and stay until January or the end of the school year in June. EF Exchange Year is currently

searching for a family to host the exchange student during their stay in the United States. Host families are required to provide three meals a day, transportation to school events, a bedroom with a dedicated bed (no air mattresses, futons, or Murphy beds), and access to a bathroom. Students typically pay for activities such as eating out, and doing things with friends on their own. The students and faculty at Gilchrist High School have been longing to introduce an exchange student into the community. Now the community has the chance to experience this wonderful opportunity along with the exchange student. “Welcoming a foreign exchange student to your family is rewarding in so many ways. You can share your family’s American way of life with a student from another culture, connect to your community in exciting new ways, and bring the world into your home.” (EF Education First, 2019) The Gilchrist community encourages interested families to contact the local EF Exchange Year representative at 541604-5114 or by e-mail at tyler.wampler@ This opportunity is immeasurably valuable to both the exchange student and the Gilchrist community. If you know anyone who may be interested, please urge them to get involved.

Gilchrist High School, believing that “welcoming a foreign exchange student to your family is rewarding in so many ways,” now seeks a host family for the 2019-2020 school year.

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A Veteran’s Point of View

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By Bob Seidenberg, Contributing Writer

“Behind every soldier, there is an even stronger spouse who stands behind them, supports them, and loves them with all their heart.” Warfare and human conflicts are as old as mankind itself, beginning with Cain and Abel, the sons of Adam and Eve. The first war in recorded history took place in Mesopotamia in 2700 BCE between Sumer and Elam. As old as warfare is, so is the critical role played by spouses and families of the soldiers fighting those battles. In recent years, the military spouses have come to include the men who stay behind while their wives are deployed to war zones. For centuries, women have followed armies, many of them soldiers’ wives, providing indispensable services such as cooking, nursing and laundry. World War I saw women of all classes involved in the support of troops on the front lines. Upper-class women were the primary founders and members of voluntary wartime organizations while middle- and lower-class women were more likely to be replacing men in their jobs on the

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home front as the men went off to war. For the first time in American history, women from every part of the class spectrum were serving to support the war in some capacity. With the onset of World War II, the entire nation supported the war effort as evidenced by the now famous Rosie the Riveter. With over 12.2 million American men in the military, women took their places in industries to support the war effort. One of my grandmothers went from making fashionable women’s shoes to making Army boots. The spouses who stay behind fill the roles of both parents. They are the mother, father, taxi, handyman, cook and maintainer of the household. They perform all of these functions while loving and supporting their deployed spouse. There are days and nights of worrying and softly crying in their pillows while not knowing if their warrior is safe. The possibility of having a knock on the door telling them of their worst fears is always present. As one military spouse told me, “As it turns out, I did make it through that deployment the same way all military spouses and significant others do — by hanging on for dear life.” We often tell servicemen “Thank you for your service.” We also need to thank the spouses and families for their service in supporting their warriors and allowing them to worry a little bit less as they are deployed.

New Rules Provide Three Options for Veterans’ Benefits Appeals By Ken Mulenex, Contributing Writer

The “Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act of 2017,” which was activated last month, will provide appeals options for veterans who have been rejected for disability benefits. Federal officials now have an overhauled review process that should dramatically cut down on wait times for complicated cases. Under the new rules, vets will be given three options for their benefits appeals. All three are designed to streamline the existing process for cases, which can languish for years as new evidence and arguments are introduced throughout the timeline. VA leaders are hoping the most difficult reviews can still be completed in less than a year. Their target for cases that don’t go before the Board of Veterans Appeals is an average of about four months for a final decision. A successful appeal can potentially mean thousands of dollars in monthly benefits payouts for veterans who have previously been turned down for what they believe are service-connected injuries and illnesses.

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Under the first of the three new appeals processes, veterans can file a supplemental claim that introduces new evidence backing their case. The appeal is handled by specialists at a regional office who render a final decision. In the second option, veterans can request their case be reviewed by a senior claims adjudicator instead of the regional office. Those experts will review cases for clear errors or mistaken interpretations of statute. If they find mistakes, they can mandate corrections for the cases. Finally, veterans will also be able to appeal directly to the Board of Veterans’ Appeals. Those cases are expected to take the longest to process because of the legal preparation work involved. Veterans can get a direct decision or request a hearing before the board. Portions of the new process have recently been implemented as pilot programs at select sites. Veterans with currently pending cases can opt into the revamped processes starting next month, or remain in the current system if they believe it will better benefit them. For more information: benefits/appeals-reports

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The building that stands on Morson Street in La Pine is now known as the Grange Hall, but if you look closely up by the peak, you will see a plaque that reminds us it was once Pioneer Hall. The La Pine Commercial Club, which incorporated in 1912 with 82 members, built the building with community donations. It served for all types of gatherings such as dinners, dances, meetings, weddings, funerals, and the town’s first church services. The La Pine Commercial Club was involved in many civic activities that included stocking Paulina Lake and East Lake with fish.

LPHS student Rylee Butterfield, to fulfill a photojournalism assignment, focused on creation of craft items at the La Pine Library. Shown here, Holly (younger sister of Carl and Tessa) plays with half of a circle made by Tessa. Her mother commented that “she enjoys reading library books more than doing the activities.”

Your Vehicle, Your Choice: Dispelling Common Collision Repair Myths Do you drive a car manufactured within the last 10 years? If yes, do you know where your vehicle manufacturer wants you to take it for repairs, in the event of a collision? Over the past several years, as cars have become ever-more technologically complex, growing numbers of auto manufacturers have created Factory Certified Collision Certification (FCCC) programs. Factory Certified Collision Centers are properly trained & equipped to restore your vehicle to its original factory specifications. This includes the ability to accurately re-calibrate the electronic safety components of the vehicle, as well as ensure genuine parts are used for proven fit & quality.

Manufacturers from Audi to Subaru now offer these programs to ensure that, after a collision repair, your automobile is returned to you in like-new condition, including the protective capabilities that kept you safe in the first place. The best time to decide where to take your car for collision repair is before a collision. Manufacturers with FCCC programs in place usually list their certified repairers on a special section of their website. Be aware that the shop your insurance company recommends when you report a collision is frequently not the shop recommended by your vehicle manufacturer. The choice of where to take your car for repairs is legally your choice to make your insurer doesn’t get to choose for you.

Here are some common myths about collision repair that Precision Body & Paint would like to share: Myth 1: I have to use the repair shop my insurance recommends. False! Here in Oregon, an insurance company can’t legally force you to use a particular repair shop as a condition for payment. You have a right to take your car to the shop recommended by your auto maker, regardless of where you are insured, or what shop your insurer recommends. Myth 2: If I don’t have my car fixed at my insurer’s “preferred” repair shop, the work won’t be guaranteed. False! Insurance companies don’t guarantee the quality of repair work – repair shops do. All the more reason to select a repair shop certified by your man-

ufacturer! Myth 3: I might have to pay extra if I don’t use the insurance company’s “preferred” shop. False! Unlike the “preferred” shops, we at Precision Body & Paint don’t work for the insurance company. We work for you. That often means advocating on your behalf to ensure the repairs are paid for by the insurer. Remember: The best time to choose your repair shop is before a check your vehicle manufacturer’s recommendations today. Chances are that with our 30+ factory certifications, Precision Body & Paint will appear on the list.

2019 Scholarship Program

MEC is offering seven $2,500 scholarships for those seeking to continue their education. Three scholarships are available for seniors who will be graduating from La Pine, Gilchrist and North Lake County High Schools; one scholarship is available to seniors attending other high schools located in Klamath, Lake and Deschutes Counties (including home school); two “at-large” scholarships are available for persons already graduated wishing to continue their education; and one scholarship is available for lineworker school.

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Scholarship Eligibility: Applicants’ primary residence must be served by MEC. Applicant must meet the entrance requirements of the elected school. College/Technical/Lineworker school must be an accredited school.

The application is available at The final deadline for submitting the application and all required materials is Monday, May 6. For more information call (541) 536-2126 option 5.

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Digital Printing Saves Set-Up and Extra-Color Costs Counting Gordy’s, Rosland Elementary, the Grange, Twig’s, and the Newberry Music Festival among his clients, Enzo Nastri has already established a reputation for high-quality, digitallyprinted tee-shirts, hoodies, sweat tops and other specialty items since moving back to La Pine two years ago from Southern California. A versatile professional who started in construction at age 15, and then added mechanics and pool servicing to his credentials, Nastri “always liked artwork.” First experimenting with a large embroidery machine, he changed his focus to digital printing – purchasing state-of-the-art equipment, teaching himself how to use it, and setting up shop in his home office off Day Road. “Clients don’t incur set-up fees or charges for each extra color,” Nastri explained, “as is the case with screen printing. They just pay for the printed item. Customers have the option of selecting one of our stock logos, or they can come to me with their images. Even though I’m not a digital designer, I’m glad to work with them to ensure that the final product is exactly what they want.” Nastri, after extensive research, has narrowed down the brands he uses – for both light- and heavy-weight materials – so the designs can withstand repeated washings and exposure to the elements. “The printing surface has to be 100 percent cotton or canvas, and all items are pretreated to ensure the highestquality printing,” he said. To see hot-off-the-digital-printer examples of Nastri’s work, visit Twig’s Gift Co., which will soon feature customized shopping bags and aprons resulting from his collaboration with the shop’s owners. (To reach Enzo Nastri at La Pine Apparel, call 541-8761545.)

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Health & Wellness

“Feet Take You Wherever You Go” – Don’t Neglect Them

By Staff Writer “The ankle and foot contain onequarter of the bones in the human body,” noted Dawn Unze, as she meticulously ministered to a client as the Senior Activity Center during her monthly visit. “Each foot is made up of 28 bones, 30 joints and more than 100 muscles, tendons and ligaments – all of which work together to provide support, balance and mobility.” Unze, the owner of Feet Retreat, travels with her team of six nurses among 18 retirement homes in Central Oregon. She has been offering her services to the Senior Center for 13 years.

“Your feet take you wherever you go, resulting in wear and tear throughout life,” Unze said. “Routine medical foot care is easy, efficient and inexpensive. And foot difficulties can be the first sign of serious medical conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, nerve and circulatory disorders – we’re always on the lookout. Think about it, when patients go see their doctor, usually they don’t take off their shoes.” As she emphasizes, “feet should be inspected on a regular basis – callouses can have sores underneath that could be ulcers, neglected nails and comprised feeling in the feet can affect balance – and cause falls and injuries. People could have discomfort and not know why – we’re very detail oriented, and can help diagnose the situation, or refer clients to a podiatrist for treatment.” Continues Unze, “we’re also a source of information, For example, diabetes sufferers are eligible for Medicare-approved diabetic shoes that are engineered to enhance comfort and protection for feet. We also provide routine advice that can prevent future problems: wear proper-fitting shoes, change your socks daily and always dry between your toes to prevent infections.” (For more information, go to Oregon.

WIN A FREE FeetRetreat Appointment at the Senior Center Dawn Unze (shown in photo), owner of Feet Retreat, has been offering her medical foot care services at the Senior Activity Center for 13 years. (Hands are taken care of as well.)

The Senior Activity Center will be holding a lunchtime drawing on the last Thursday of each month that entitles winners to a free Feet Retreat hand and foot appointment. See the front desk for more information.


Celebrating the Life of Florence Neis – “A Very Special Person”

By Staff Writer “It was a fine party,” the guests agreed, “just what Florence had in mind.” Laughter at shared memories, tributes from friends and family who frequently paused while overcome by tears, an abundance of embraces – the celebration of a life ended too soon. Florence Neis, who “made an excellent martini,” was remembered by those who knew and loved her at a Senior Activity Center gathering marked by an equal measure of smiles and sorrow. “She was our rock,” more than one speaker said, “and never did anything half way.” “Thinking of her makes me laugh more than cry,” noted another – a compliment this “very extraordinary woman” – who had made La Pine her home since 2004 -- would have appreciated. Neis “was one of the most intelligent women I’ve ever known, and could complete New York Times crossword puzzles (legendary for their difficulty) in 30 minutes,” extolled one admirer. “She always had her sails set to catch the best wave.” Described as “one of the hardestworking and most gracious women I’ve

Seniors: How Healthy Feet Can Reduce Your Risk of Falling

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Among older Americans, falls are the number one cause of injuries and death from injury, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Not only are seniors more at risk for falls, when they do so, it poses a greater risk for injuries, hospitalization and complications. For a ground-up approach to fall prevention, seniors should start by examining the health of their feet. “Painful foot conditions, such as osteoarthritis, corns, bunions, hammertoes and diabetes complications, can make it difficult for seniors to maintain balance and coordination when walking or standing,” says Michael Ambroziak, DPM, FACFAS, a board-certified foot and ankle surgeon and Fellow Member of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgery (ACFAS). “Compounding the issue is that the very exercises intended to correct risk factors for falls, such as lower-body weakness, as well as gait and balance problems, are made difficult to perform when one is suffering from painful foot and ankle conditions.”

While the factors causing falls are numerous, experts say that seniors, and everybody for that matter, can take steps to reduce their risk by minimizing or even eliminating foot pain. Doing so will improve balance, coordination and stability when walking or standing. Foot and ankle surgeons recommend the following ways to help keep feet and ankles healthy: • Don’t ignore pain: Foot pain is not just a normal consequence of growing older, so don’t resign yourself to aching and suffering. You likely have a treatable condition. For a proper diagnosis and intervention, be sure to pay attention to your feet and see a foot and ankle surgeon if and when you experience pain. • Examine your feet: You are the gatekeeper of your own health, making regular at-home foot examinations critical. At the sign of bumps, lumps or other changes in your feet, make an appointment with your foot and ankle surgeon. See Healthy Feet pg 15


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Carbohydrate Advice From a Professional Chef By Suzanne Landry, Contributing Writer Carbohydrates – which include wholegrains, beans, all flours, breads, fruit and vegetables – can be divided into two categories: refined and complex. If eaten in excess, refined carbs (sorry, the ones you most likely love) can lead to weight gain, diabetes, heart disease and a host of other maladies. These include starches (refined flours and breads and anything made from flour) and sugars, plain and simple. Complex carbs – which include all vegetables, fruits, whole grains, beans and legumes – fill you up, satisfy you and provide the nutrition and fiber needed for great health. The key is the glycemic response – or how carbohydrates turn into blood sugar – from these foods. This, in turn, affects insulin response and storage of excess sugar as fat. Complex carbs have a slow, low glycemic response, while refined carbs have a high, fast response. So choose foods that are low in the glycemic scale. (A glycemic chart, available on the internet, can help you make better choices).

• DO eat lots of fruits and vegetables. Filling up on these healthy foods will help reduce your desire for sugary sweets and starches. • DO start your morning with protein. A balanced breakfast will set you up for wanting a balanced lunch and dinner. Starting your day off with coffee and pastry will likely set the sugar/insulin cycle for the whole day. • DO eat slowly, putting your fork down between bites. Be mindful as you chew, tasting and enjoying every morsel on your plate. It takes 20 minutes for the satiation signal to get to your brain. Eat slowly and you will be satisfied on less. • DON’T let yourself get too hungry. When your blood sugar crashes, you’ll have little will power to resist quick energy starchy foods. Make sure that snacks contain some protein.

• DON’T beat yourself up if you do indulge. If you are trying to change a long-ingrained habit, it will take time, but don’t give up.

• DO set a goal for yourself of reducing refined carbohydrates. Keep a food journal to help you keep track. Also keep your fitness goals in mind.

Remember that there is no greater wealth than great health.

A Day in the Life of a Primary Care Provider

By Amy Tatom, Contributing Writer I have 20 minutes to perform a well child exam. I have 20 minutes to tell someone they’re dying from cancer. I am one of the 300,000 or so primary care providers practicing in the US today, working to keep our communities healthy. I arrive before my first appointment and I’m often there long after my last. I have 18 scheduled, but that can easily balloon to 22 with “work ins” even while accounting for “no shows.” I am always ready to provide education, support or to just listen. Between patients, I take phone calls from radiology, the lab, and specialists. I do paperwork for prior authorizations for medications my patient has been on for years, now requiring one because the insurance company changed its formulary. I do peer-to-peer authorizations for medically indicated imaging studies that won’t be authorized until I spend 20 minutes providing the same information they’ve already received in writing to a faraway insurance company physician, who will never meet my patient. And there’s more. I write and sign orders for patients in care facilities. I check boxes in an electronic

Healthy Feet

cont from pg 14 • Exercise: Simple stretching exercises can help you maintain strength and mobility in your feet and ankles, as well as provide pain relief. Talk to your physician about appropriate exercises for you. • Protect: Use padding, insoles or whatever special footwear you are prescribed. Be sure to wear these, along with comfortable, sensible shoes, every day. • Be flexible: Know that at times, surgery is the most appropriate treatment for a given condition. Fortunately, many simple surgical techniques allow foot surgery to be performed on an outpatient basis. For more ways for to keep feet and ankles healthy, prevent falls or to find a foot and ankle surgeon near you, visit, the patient education website for ACFAS. Foot and ankle surgeons are experts in providing both conservative care as well as surgical approaches to foot and ankle healthcare. Remember, just one fall can permanently rob seniors of their independence and dramatically reduce their quality of life. Taking good care of feet and ankles, however, can reduce the risk of a lifealtering slip, trip or fall. (StatePoint)

health record to ensure I’m meeting quality metrics established by a stranger. I triage calls regarding medical emergencies or answering the questions of new parents. I help patients who need access to housing, food, transportation, and medication by employing my team of RNs, pharmacists, community health educators. And at the end of my day, before I sit down to chart all of this, I may even do a home visit. It’s estimated there will be a shortage of between 14,800 to 49,300 primary care physicians by 2030 (NPs and PAs help fill this gap, but there aren’t enough of us either). Being a primary care provider is a calling. I love my patients, and I feel I’m a mother, a wise daughter and a confidante to them. I am frustrated daily by some of the items listed above, but I can’t imagine a career as emotionally or intellectually rewarding. I’m 6 years into this journey and could easily have another 30 years ahead of me. I am mindful to prevent burnout, which affects many of my colleagues, and I think you can probably see why. I’m optimistic that while we can’t fix everything in a

moment or in one office encounter, we can partner with our patients for a future of better health and for a better system. (Amy Tatom, a graduate of Yale University School of Nursing, has been a primary care provider for six years in Central Oregon and West Linn, Oregon. She is running for the Bend – La Pine School District, Zone 5, in the upcoming May 2019 elections.)

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Update on Sunriver Women’s Club Philanthropic Programs The Sunriver Women’s Club (SRWC) is continuing its long history of addressing the needs of south Deschutes County. Help us care for our community by partnering with us on these various projects. • Experience the power of 100 people coming together to tackle a need. Twelve additional individuals are needed for the Power of 100 Program sponsored by the SRWC in order to award $10,000 to CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates). This award will insure that every foster child in south Deschutes County has an advocate to support them. Learn more here (link to Power of 100). • The 10th Sunriver Art Fair is seeking artists and volunteers to participate in the SRWC’s biggest fundraiser and community event. Go to for details. Artists must apply by March 4, 2019.

• Currently, the Philanthropy Committee is reviewing grant applications to award $50,000 to local nonprofits providing the basic necessities of food, shelter, health, clothing, education, and child development and care. Put the Giving Luncheon of May 21st on your schedule to celebrate the awardees. • Since last October, the Coats for Kids Service Project has donated an amazing 292 items of winter wear; including jackets, snow boots, pants and gloves! These donations to the local elementary schools help keep our youngest residents warm during the cold winter months. A huge thank-you to everyone who helped make it happen.

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By Deon Stonehouse, Contributing Writer the bakeshop, Jules is enjoying a lakeside picnic when a skull is discovered that may be linked to a decades old missing person case. There is more information about Kate Dyer-Seeley’s series at sunriverbooks. com. Join us at 5PM March 23 for a play, “The Bookshope” by Patti Siberz. For years Patti managed the Allegory at Salishan near Lincoln City until it came under new ownership. Patti introduced me to many great books! She is also a successful actress, active in community theater in Lincoln City and other locations. The following is her description of the play.

Kate Dyer-Seeley Violet Tendencies is set in Portland Oregon, timed around the Rose Festival. Britta Johnson works with in her aunt Elin’s flower shop/wine bar, Blooma. They are in the throes of creating their float for the Grand Floral Parade, going against tradition to feature a garland of violets, rather than roses. A group of anarchists, Dark Fusion, threatens to disrupt the festival. Tempers flare, then Britta discovers a body. Detective Pete Fletcher tries to keep her out of harms way, but Britta will not be deterred. There is an entertaining video of Kate’s last presentation at Sunriver Books & Music including an appearance by Charla Hanson of Wild Poppy Florist. watch?v=R6B2TIDKwK0 Kate’s has two series written under her pen name, Ellie Alexander. Pint of No Return takes place in Leavenworth Washington, an alpine German themed village. Sloan works at the trendy new brewpub, Nitro. Octoberfest is made even more chaotic this year by the appearance of a documentary film crew with a former child actor, Mitchell Morgan, as its ill-tempered star. He didn’t age well; his ego far exceeds his talent and he is rude to everyone he encounters. When a dead body turns up, Sloan is right in the middle of the investigation. Live and Let Pie is the 9th in the popular series featuring Jules Chapshaw set in Torte Bakeshop in Ashland Oregon home to the famous Shakespearean Festival. Taking a respite from

Patti Siberz By Patti Siberz. Theatre West had the Oregon Coast premiere of “The Bookshop”, written and performed by Patti Siberz. The play, a one act play, is about a bookseller, Rose, who has been selling books for fifty years in the same shop, and this is her last day and the shop’s last day. She reminisces about the customers she has met over the years and the books she has loved. “The Bookshop” was Siberz’s senior project at Linfield College in McMinnville in June of 2009.She has performed it at Linfield, in McMinnville and at Theatre West, Lincoln City Sign up to attend these free events by emailing sunriverbooks@sunriverbooks. com calling 541-593-2525, or stopping by Sunriver Books & Music. There will be refreshments and drawings for prizes. More information is available at

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By T. Myers, Contributing Writer St. Patrick’s Day was always fun when we were kids. My sister and I wore orange and green because our relatives came from North Ireland - where non-Catholics put on orange as a protest. Each year growing up, my mom would tell us exciting stories about her personal connection to the little people that transcended from her time as a child right into the 1950s when she shared stories every March to get us in a festive mood. Mom started with her tale of being a child in North Dakota. Right after a terrible blizzard, she was following the rope back from the barn when she heard a small voice call out for help. Of course, she rescued the little leprechaun with the help of her older sister and brother –even her baby sister. The siblings thawed him UPGRADE THE out, listened to his harrowing story of PLEASE PRODUCE HELP STAND in the storm, and diligently being caught CEMENT FLOOR, solvedANDthe problem of arranging his travel PLUMBING INSULATION so he could go home. Each time she told the story, it

changed a little until it was the basis for many new tales of finding leprechauns in the most unusual places - camping, coming through the dust bowl to the West, during a rainstorm in our hometown in The Dalles, and so forth. There was always a leprechaun in trouble with whom we would form a friendship, and always a real need to get back to Ireland as soon as possible. Mother’s embellishments, the different circumstances of each story, and her details were colorful, enchanting, believable and wondrous to my sister and me. Through the years, there were a half dozen vibrant With Eggs tales she shared – but only in March. Green They all ended & Ham Sunday, March 17 s e g with “Erin Go a r e Bev ed 8:00am to Noon Braugh” (Ireland includ Forever) and a clink At La Pine’s Community Kitchen of tea cups as a 16480 Finley Butte Rd. (Behind Grocery Outlet) toast. Slainte (Good Adults (11 and over): $12.00 Health)! Children under 10: $7.00

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PRAIRIE HOUSE in La Pine Healthy Community happen spontaneously. We have ongoing training on improving teamwork skills, clarifying communication, building trust, and using creative problem solving – which ultimately helps make us better at our jobs.” All-staff meetings are conducted once a month for LCHC’s 69 employees – up from 20 when DeHate joined in 2011 – during which employees describe what they are doing, and where they might need help from other parts of the organization. “Encouraging the staff to be straightforward applies to management as well,” she added. “It’s important to always tell the truth about what is happening. Employees deserve to know, and they can take it in stride. For example, patient numbers dropped initially with the arrival of St. Charles. I didn’t hide that from the staff,

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but encouraged them by saying, ‘let’s focus on what we do best – providing excellent patient care.” In living up to LCHC’s vision for a healthy community – both externally and internally – DeHate is adamant that “some behaviors are unacceptable. These behaviors include being disrespectful to vendors, patients or each other; spreading rumors; and not having compassion. You don’t know what someone is going through,” she said. Given that LCHC’s employee retention rate is far above the industry average, and that the number of its patients increases year after year, this reporter’s glowing experience makes complete sense. As DeHate explains, “We’re always striving to have people who want to be here – to take care of people in the community we serve, as well as each other.”

As LandonWith explains, “when people in the area are safe at all times. We even Green Eggs and Ham see a Midstate truck parked, theyIncluded need knock on doors of homes that might be Beverages to stay back from the site while the crew affected. A lot of times, the owner may concentrates on doing the job at hand. be in the shower, which doesn’t always Our crew is busy looking out for each make us any points.” other, and might not realize that someone Landon urges passersby “don’t come has encroached on the work zone, which near downed lines – don’t try to drive is a potential hazard area.” over them. When you see our crews As an example, he elaborates, working, the best advice we can give is “Replacing poles can be a two- to to stay away from the work zone – be four-hour job, especially if a bunch safe.” of transmission lines are down, or if a corner pole is affected that has wires going off in different directions. It’s incredibly time consuming to reattach these lines to the pole. Sometimes the transformer has to be moved. And If a tree has gone down, we first have to get The primary care providers listed below joined our team in 2018 and are accepting new patients. it off the pole.” Electrical outages aren’t the only Beth Blumenstein, MD Megan Lewis, FNP reason for working on power poles. “We La Pine & Sunriver La Pine & Christmas Valley systematically go through and replace Dr. Blumenstein received her medical degree Megan received a Doctorate of Science in poles for bigger ones that are built to from Wayne State University, began practicing in Nursing from Frontier University in 2017 but withstand the greater weight they bear 2002 and has a passion for rural healthcare. has been practicing for 10 years. She believes in today,” said Carter. health education and patient advocacy. Midstate crews “always watch out for traffic, and want to make sure that people

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The Art Experience “Art is a lie that helps us realize the truth.” – Pablo Picasso

“Woodcarving Was a Family Affair”

By Staff Writer “Woodcarving was a family affair,” prefaced La Pine’s Dan Henry, a retired 30year firefighter and Band of Brothers member. “We’d gather on holidays, and after dinner we’d clear the table and start in. Soon we’d made a pile of chips, and everyone had a good time. This went on for 15 years.” Crediting his father (a retired paper mill worker) for starting this informal club, Henry has been carving wood for 27 years, and has “a whole bunch of ribbons” to show for his efforts. “I like to make a little bit of everything,” he explained, “from dragons to birds, whales, dolphins, sharks, lizards, pirates and Vikings – even 10-piece tic tac toe sets. You name it.”

Henry’s donated wooden canes with elaborate grips such as duck and eagle heads are prized possessions of fellow veterans, while Band of Sisters uses his creations as raffle prizes at local fundraisers. He also sells his carvings at the Capitol Woodcarvers Annual Show in Salem, and to people who hear about him through word of mouth. “I carve what I see in the wood,” emphasized Henry. “At gatherings of fellow woodcarvers, for example, we may all be given identical pieces of wood and told to create something specific such as a shark. In that instance, I carved a submarine. Instead of a mummy, I made an alien. Rather than a bear, I ended up with Darth Va-bear. I didn’t See Woodcarving pg 20

LPHS Student Among Winners in Scholastic Art Awards By Staff Writer

Henry’s wife Charlie, who calls his talents “awesome,” was gifted one Christmas with a carving of cardinals, “my favorite bird.”

LPHS student artist Kailey Kees won a Golden Key Award for her photograph “Night Lights,” shown in this photo. From photography to drawing, digital art and film, Bend-La Pine Schools students earned 302 awards for their artistic creations during the 11th Annual Central Oregon Scholastic Art Awards. Among the Golden Key award winners is Kailey Kees of La Pine High School (LPHS) for her photograph “Night Lights.” Overall, LPHS students earned 10 different awards, while one student at Three Rivers School in Sunriver was an award winner. “Art is a powerful way for students to share their voices and perspectives with us and every year we are impressed

with the talent and creativity our students exhibit,” said Superintendent Shay Mikalson. “We value art in our schools and it’s a pleasure to see so many of our students, including these Scholastic Art winners, pursuing their talents at a high level.” The award-winning work will be judged at the national level, and the creators may be invited to attend a special awards reception at Carnegie Hall in New York City. It will also be on public display at the Pinckney Auditorium at Central Oregon Community College.

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Glass Bead Olive Soft Hackle Sunriver Angler’s Fly Tying Corner

By Phil Fischer, Contributing Writer

The Olive Soft Hackle is a pattern I like to fish on the Crooked or Fall rivers during Blue Wing Olive hatch periods. I also like this pattern on the Crooked River during the Mother’s Day hatch in Spring. I vary the size from 14-18 depending on the natural I am trying to imitate. Both insects are important in the early season on our local rivers. A soft hackle is fished sub-surface and drifted through the runs. I like to let it swing at the tail end of the drift. As the fly swings, it rises in the current imitating emerging mayfly and caddis, and it is during this rise that trout find soft hackles irresistible. But be careful; fishing these flies can become addictive! This pattern is designed with some key materials to make the fly more effective. I use a touch of Peacock Ice Dub blended with Jay Fair’s Seal Sub dubbing. This gives the thorax just a slight amount of flash, which imitates air bubbles on emerging mayflies and caddisflies. Secondly, embedded into the thorax is a glass bead. The bead has a dual purpose in this pattern: It adds just a touch of weight to help the fly sink slightly. If I wanted the fly to sink more quickly, I would substitute a tungsten or brass bead. But most often, I want the fly to sink softly, and swing at the tail end of the drift, so a light weight glass bead

is preferred. As important, the bead helps maintain the profile of the partridge hackle. I tie the hackle right in front of the bead and this keeps the hackle splayed out and full in the water, giving lifelike movement and profile. Most fly shops or craft stores stock a selection of beads that work in fly tying. These I might have pilfered from my wife’s bead making supplies. But don’t tell her. She doesn’t know! Lastly, the hook I’ve chosen for this fly is a Klinkhammer style hook with a straight eye and curved hook shank. It is a barbless hook that is a lot gentler on the fish. Give this pattern a try next time you sit down at your vice to tie a few flies. Blue Wing Olive hatches and the Mother’s Day hatch are not far off. Olive Soft Hackle Materials List: Hook: Firehole 315 or 317, Size 14-18 Thread: Veevus 14/0 Denier Olive Thread Abdomen: S  pirit River Olive Goose Biot Thorax: 75% Olive Seal Sub Dubbing and 25% Peacock Ice Dubbing Bead: Small Glass Seed Bead - Clear Hackle: Hungarian Partidge

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Dan Henry and his wife Charlie show one of many ribbons he has garnered in 27 years of woodcarving. Not pictured is the couple’s Harlequin great dane Gracie, an eight-year-old rescue dog who shared “her” couch for the photo. just make a butterfly, but a winged insect with hidden missiles on its back. Everyone always wonders, ‘what is Dan going to carve now?’” Henry’s wife Charley, who has frequently been gifted with his creations over the years, comments that “he has a gift, that’s for sure. It’s pretty awesome.” Claiming Scots ancestry on his mother’s side, as well as English and Norwegian antecedents, Henry once made a carousel horse that featured his family’s Buchanan clan tartan and family crest. He also belonged to the Oregon National Guard Pipes & Drums Honor Guard that played at President Reagan’s inauguration – “we were the only military pipe band at the time,” he recalled with pride.

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d Food and Recipes Irish Creamy Cauliflower Soup This simple vegetarian soup, which serves sight, is made with fresh cauliflower, leeks, potato and Irish Dubliner cheese. Ingredients: 3 tablespoons Irish butter 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 large onion, peeled and chopped 3 leeks, whites only 1h  ead cauliflower (large), cut into florets 1 large russet potato, peeled and chopped 8c  ups chicken broth or vegetable broth 7o  unces Irish Dubliner cheese, or sharp cheddar 2 teaspoons fresh chopped dill Salt and pepper Instructions: Prep the vegetables. For the leeks, cut the green tops off. Then cut the white ends in half and wash them thoroughly. (Leeks have a tendency to have sand in the layers.) Chop them into into small pieces. Set a large sauce pot over medium heat. Add the butter, oil, onions, and leeks. Sauté for 3-4 minutes. Then add the cauliflower florets, potatoes, broth, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper. Bring to a boil. Then lower the heat a little and simmer for 20 minutes, or until the cauliflower and potatoes are fork tender. Meanwhile, shred the cheese. Using an immersion blender, puree the soup until very smooth. Then blend in the shredded cheese. Stir in the fresh dill, then taste and salt and pepper as needed. Serve warm. (Recipe reprinted from A Spicy Perspective)

Irish Cabbage & Bacon Cabbage, although mistakenly maligned as a bland vegetable, has a lovely mild flavor that is complemented by sweetness as in coleslaw, spice as in kimchi, and rich fatty ingredients like bacon, butter or nuts. Although it can be tough when raw, cabbage turns silky and soft once cooked, giving chopped cabbage a noodle-like quality. This recipe for Irish cabbage & bacon, which uses only five ingredients, can be made as a tantalizing side dish for Saint Patrick’s Day, or for dinner any night of the week. Ingredients: 24 ounces thick-cut bacon 1 large green cabbage 1 large onion 2 1/2 cups chicken broth 1 tablespoon mustard seeds Salt and pepper Instructions: Place a large stockpot over medium heat. Cut the bacon strips into 4 pieces each. Separate the bacon pieces and place in the pot. Stir and sizzle until the bacon is cooked, but not fully crispy. Meanwhile, peel the onion and cut it into 8 wedges. Then cut the cabbage in half and remove the core. Cut the cabbage into 12 wedges. Once the bacon is mostly cooked, add the onion to the pot and sauté for 3-4 minutes to soften. Add the cabbage, chicken broth, and mustard seeds. Stir to move the cabbage to the bottom of the pot and bring the bacon upward. Cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes, until the thickest parts of the cabbage are tender. Stir once or twice while cooking. Taste, then salt and pepper as needed. Serve with whole grain mustard on the side, if desired. (Recipe reprinted from A Spicy Perspective)

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“Grab me a Guinness from the garage,” Hamish demanded. “Bring in the onions and carrots, too.” I retrieved the sack of onions, a handful of the stored carrots, and a 12oz. bottle of Irish Guinness for my chef friend. For the next hour, I watched as he chopped, seasoned, floured and browned hunks of beef in good-sized squares, tucked them into the Dutch oven without a lid, and slid them into the regular oven at 350 degrees after they were perfectly ready to finish cooking off. When he turned his hands to the vegetables, it was a blur of peeling and washing, then the chef was exacting perfectly diced cuts of onions and slices of sweet orange carrots that he sautéed in a separate pan with some chopped fresh rosemary, salt and pepper. He added some homemade beef stock to the veggies. While they were cooking, he had already prepared some Yukon potatoes that had been peeled and diced the same size as the meat and veggies. “You’ll want to get these half cooked,” He told me. “You are going to add them together and adjust your seasonings in a bit, before you bake them until perfect.” Within minutes, the chef had pulled the cooked beef out of the 350-degree oven, tasted it and then added the entire bottle of Guinness and more broth to cover both the meat and the added veggies. He worked the beef with a straight-edged spatula to get all of the goodies off the bottom. Knowing that this man had worked at the Guinness factory, I was looking forward to the resulting dish.

In went the pan for another hour and a half – uncovered. The juices had reduced so that the sauce on the stew glistened. He tasted it and added a touch of salt and some twists of pepper and then a handful of frozen peas “for colour.” We dished up a few bowls a few minutes later -- after a good toast of Irish whiskey -- and he popped the tops of two more stouts to drink with dinner. All in all, a superbly flavored, deliciously seasoned stew. Bon Appetit and Slainte (Good Health)!

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national spotlight as being a good place to live, work and play, more and more people are discovering this beautiful area that we all call home. Our prices are often lower than where these buyers are coming from -- which tends to keep our prices on an uptick, rather than dropping. Also, our state land use laws inhibit our ability to develop much more land -- which also creates a shortage of inventory and increases demand and pricing. Deschutes County sales records are proving that prices locally are not falling. The longer we wait, the less qualified we become. There are many highly knowledgeable and local professionals right here who have the answers to help you with home ownership questions. Reach out to your local bank, credit union, mortgage lender, and realtor for more insight and answers today.


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15610 6th St - $97,000 Secluded 2.5 Acre Lot Just Two Miles out of Town, Well Installed, Approved for Sand Filter Septic

Lot #2 Steelhead Falls-$129,900 4 Acres in Crooked River Ranch Near Deschutes River & Falls, Mostly Cleared w/Juniper Trees 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

Feel right at home in this 3 bedroom 2 bathroom Custom Built home with Character! This ADA friendly home spans 2581 square feet with all bedrooms located on the main floor. Large entry leads to country kitchen with eat-in bar and beautiful Oak cabinetry. This unique home has vaulted ceilings, features a loft space and den with inviting French Doors and large windows for plenty of light. Great room features a woodstove and leads to dining area. French doors open to an expansive deck area with lots of room to entertain. This home is fully landscaped, has an extra 2 car garage with lean-to for wood storage. Located on just over an acre in the desired Tall Pines Area, with paved roads maintained by Deschutes County. Approximately 15 minutes to Sunriver and 30 minutes to Bend! Don’t miss out on this one of a kind home, you won’t find another!

Lisa A. Tavares Owner/Managing Principal Broker 541-306-0756

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Barbara Hutchison Broker 541-410-1169

Mon - Fri 10am to 5pm Please call ahead for Sat or Sun Appointments

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MARCH 2019

The Newberry Eagle - The Community Newspaper of Newberry Country

House & Home

Four Tips cont from pg 22 2. Get pre-approved by a lender The pre-approval process is how a potential lender determines how big of a loan you qualify for, based mostly on your credit score and income. Once you have your broker locked down, you’ll want to start the process by getting a pre-approval letter from a lender. This isn’t necessary if you’re prepared to make allcash offers on a property. But if you’re planning to finance a home, then you must get pre-approved first.

neighborhoods you’re looking at in the morning and at night. Ask questions of neighbors. Look into crime statistics. Check for pests, landscaping issues, indoor plumbing, and sewer lines for existing or potential issues. And find out how long the house has been vacant. Deferred maintenance because of vacancy can mean more repairs for a potential homeowner. 4. Initiate private inspections You may be required by your lender to get a home inspection. But even if it’s not a requirement and you need to pay out of pocket for one, experts strongly encourage serious buyers to initiate a home inspection. In addition to identifying costly deficiencies to the existing property, inspectors may also be able to flag items that can be big (and expensive) problems down the road. (Reprinted from

3. Do your research Before jumping on a property, do your due diligence. Look at what similar properties in the neighborhood have recently sold for (aka “comps”), which’ll help you gauge both the property of potential properties and how much to offer once you find a home you like. Tour houses in person, being sure to visit

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MARCH 2019

The Newberry Eagle - The Community Newspaper of Newberry Country

Calendar of Events March 2019

Sponsored by La Pine Frontier Days

Frontier Days Theme for 2019 “Go west … into the future!” La Pine Legal Aid, 3/4 10:00am-12:00pm. La Pine Senior Activity Center. The Council on Aging of Central Oregon and Legal Aid Services of Oregon are working together to offer legal services to low-income older adults living in Central Oregon. Appointment necessary. Jamie Donahue 541-536-6237. Physical Therapy Talks, 3/6 12:00pm, La Pine Senior Activity Center. Topic: Hands and Arthritis. Free. 16450 Victory Way. 541536-6237. Prevent Diabetes Central Oregon, 3/6 4:00pm-5:00pm, La Pine community Health Center. For adults with pre-diabetes. Participants will learn the skills they need to make lasting changes such as losing weight, being more active and managing stress. Group meets for 16 weeks. Free. Call Sarah Worthington 541-3227446. 17th Annual La Pine Crab Feed, 3/9 12:00pm-6:00pm. La Pine Community Center. All you can eat crab dinner. Purchase tickets by March 4 at La Pine Chamber of Commerce or ACE Hardware. No tickets sold at door. $40. 541-536-7821. info@ Caregiver Support Group Meeting, 3/14 10:00am, Prairie House Assisted Living and Memory Care. Bring your loved one along. Stay for lunch immediately after the meeting. Please RSVP each month by the Monday prior to the meeting by calling 541-536-2602 or email: Group Home Community Discussion, 3/14 6:30pm-8:00pm, Midstate Electric Bldg. Inviting families and individuals touched by I/DD, as well as prospective employees to an open discussion about the possibility of opening a group home in the La Pine community. St. Patrick’s Day Lunch, 3/15 12:00pm, Prairie House Assisted Living and Memory Care. Join us for Green Beer, Corned Beef and Cabbage with Red Potatoes followed by a selection of music by accordionist Lillian Jones. Shannon Palmer or Harold Bailey 541-536-8559. St Patrick’s Day Dinner/Dance, 3/16 5:30pm-10:00pm. La Pine Senior Activity Center. Pre-register at the front desk. $17. See for more information. 541-536-6237. Physical Therapy Talks, 3/20 12:00pm, La Pine Senior Activity Center. Topic: Vertigo and Dizziness. Free. 16450 Victory Way. 541-536-6237. Brown Bag Give-Away, 3/22 2:30pm, Calvary Chapel, 16430 3rd Street, La Pine. Free bags of food. We now have an area for clients to be indoors while waiting for their food. Hot coffee and water provided. Every 4th Friday of the month. Mike Edson 541536-1956. Nonprofit Board 101 Educational Retreat, 3/30 8:00am-3:00pm. La Pine Senior Activity Center. Highly interactive training for Board of Directors. $35. Laura Dickinson 541-536-6237. Caregiver Support Group Meetings. These groups are held the 2nd Thursday of each month at Prairie House Assisted Living. Snack and lunch provided as well as activities for loved ones. Please RSVP by Monday prior at communityrelations@ Bingo at the La Pine Senior Activity Center, every Monday, 4:45pm and every Tuesday, 12:45pm. 16450 Victory Way. 541-536-6237.

Line Dancing La Pine Senior Activity Center, every Monday and Wednesday, 9:00am. 16450 Victory Way. 541-536-6237. Tai Chi La Pine Senior Activity Center, every Wednesday, 10:30am and Friday, 10am. 16450 Victory Way. 541-536-6237. Bingo at the American Legion, every Thursday, 4:30 pm. 52532 Drafter Rd, La Pine, OR. (541) 536-1402. Oregon Communicators Toastmasters Club. Join us on Thursdays from 6:30-7:30 p.m., Meet-n-Greet at 6:15 p.m. at La Pine Community Health Center Meeting Room, 51600 Huntington Road, La Pine, OR, online and in person. The online code is on our website at https://oregoncommunicators. Visitors welcome anytime.

Sunriver Spring Cheeseboard Workshops, multiple dates in March, 10:00am-12:00pm. Live Laugh Love Art in the Village at Sunriver. Fun fused glass workshop, geared towards those without prior experience. $65. 541-797-8410. https://sunriver.livelaughloveart. com/. Sunriver Job Fair 3/27 10:00am-12:00pm. At the SHARC. Looking for a summer job? Sunriver area businesses have positions available including lifeguards, front desk/customer service, retail, hospitality and more! 541-585-5000. www. Second Saturday Artists Reception 3/9 4:00pm-6:00pm. Artist Gallery Sunriver in the Village at Sunriver. Come enjoy light appetizers and a glass of wine or local micro beer while viewing the creations of some of Centrals Oregon’s most talented artists.

Thrive Central Oregon – Walk in basis, 30-minute consultations to connect housing & other needed resources. No appointment needed. Fridays from 10:00 – 11:30 am


Open Computer Lab - Practice computer skills! Problem-solve with staff! Find answers to your e-reader questions! Free and open to the public. Use a library computer or bring your own. No registration required. Saturday, March 9, 11:00 am

Board of Directors Meetings

Animal Adventures - Live animals, stories, crafts with High Desert Museum. 3+ years. Meet a new animal every month, hear their wild tales, and join in on a fun craft. It’s 30-45 minutes of adventure! Limited to 30 children and their caregivers. Tuesday, March 12, 11:30 am

American Legion Post 45, every second Tuesday of the month, 6pm. 541-536-1402.

Slime Lab 10–17 YRS Relax, get ooey gooey, and make four types of slime. Learn all about polymers as you make and take your own DIY glow-in-the-dark, floam, glitter, and unicorn slime. All supplies provided. Wednesday, March 13, 3:00 pm

La Pine Community Kitchen, third Thursday of the month, 9:30am, La Pine City Hall

La Pine Chamber of Commerce, second Friday of the month, 8am, chamber offices

La Pine Frontier Days, quarterly TBD La Pine Lions Club, first Wednesday 6pm, Finley Butte Community Hall

Library Book Club – Intriguing title with a fun group. Read and discuss “Rocket Men: The Daring Odyssey of Apollo 8 and the Astronauts Who Made Man’s First Journey to the Moon” Everyone welcome! Thursday, March 21, 12:00 pm.

La Pine Park & Recreation District, February 16, 3:30pm, La Pine Community Center La Pine Senior Center, second Tuesday, 9am

Friends of the Library - Join the Friends at their monthly planning meeting. Tuesday, March 26, 1:00 pm

La Pine Moose Lodge, first and third Tuesday, board meeting 5:30pm; (members only) 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

Sunriver Library

Family Fun 0–5 YRS Tuesdays •10:30am Mushroom Hinting for the Average Joe A guide to mushrooms in Central Oregon for the Average Joe Friday, March 8 • 3:00pm  The Library Book Club Discuss Rocket Men by Robert Kurson. Tuesday, March 12 • 12:00pm   Animal Adventures 3+ YRS Tuesday, March 12 • 1:30pm   Slime Lab 10–17 YRS Relax, get ooey gooey, and make four types of slime. Wednesday, March 13 • 3:00pm   Music, Movement & Stories 3–5 YRS Tuesday, March 19 • 10:30 a.m.   Sunriver Friends of the Library Board Meeting Monthly board meeting. Free and open to all. Wednesday, March 27 • 2:30 p.m.

La Pine Rodeo Association, second Tuesday, 6pm, Midstate Electric (invitation only) Sunriver-La Pine Rotary Club, first Wednesday, 9am, Sunriver Resort Hearth Room Ya Ya Sisterhood, second Wednesdays, 5:30pm potluck, 6:30pm meeting, Finley Butte Community Building. For more information, contact Linda Vassalli at 541-610-7223.

Snowmobiles Sales & Service

Bend Backpack Explorers, every Wednesday and Thursday 10:00am-11:00am. High Desert Museum. Parents and children ages 3-5 investigate science, art, music, stories and culture in a fun, hands-on manner. $15. (541) 382-4754. www.

North Lake County Bingo 3/20 Crescent Community Club, 420 Crescent Cut Off Rd. Bingo 3/7 and 3/21 5:30pm. Christmas Valley Community Hall. For more information call Barbara Ferrando, 650-455-0052. Weekend Market 3/8 and 3/9 9:00am-5:00pm. Christmas Valley Community Hall. House plants, Easter gifts, electronics and more. Plus food. For more information call Barb at 650-4550052. Silver Lake Lions Chili Feed and Auction 3/16 6:00pm. Silver Lake Youth Community Center. Bring chili for the Chili Contest by 5:30pm. Pies, quilts and various homemade items for the Auction. $5 for adults, $3 for 6-12. 541-548-0052

Laura Fritz Fritz Consulitng


George Meyers GMARS Consulitng


8 am - 3 pm Lunch included For all Boards


Happy Saint Patty’s Day

The Sunriver Community Stars Theater 3/8 & 9 and 3/14-16 7:00 pm. “Suite Surrender”. Tickets for all shows are available now, online at:


Highly interactive format that involves and engages participants and ensures that your ideas and questions are answered.

La Pine Library

Family Fun Storytime. Interactive storytime with songs, rhymes, crafts. Program is welcome to ages 0-5, with an adult parent or caregiver.Thursdays, 10:30 am

Education topics we may cover: Legal and ethical responsibilities Best practices of board of directors Board member recruitment and retention The constructive partnership between the board and executive director Your board of directors and fundraising Introduction to strategic planning


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31. Connects two points 33. Colored part of an eye 34. The products of human creativity 35. Bobbin 36. Bygone era 38. A canal or river 41. Faucet 42. Indignation 44. Also 45. Latin name for our planet 46. Extraterrestrial 47. Pilfer 48. Hard volcanic rock 50. A flexible pipe 51. Wicked 52. Wild goat 53. Ice cream holder 54. Affirm 55. In order to prevent

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The Newberry Eagle Newspaper March 2019  

The Community Newspaper of Newberry Country in La Pine, Oregon

The Newberry Eagle Newspaper March 2019  

The Community Newspaper of Newberry Country in La Pine, Oregon