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July 2018




Highlights LPHS Life Skills pg 6

Free Summer Meals pg 6

Volume 17 Issue 7

Hawks Capture State Baseball Championship: “We Played as a Unit”

Mayor’s Corner pg 8

Rhubarb Reptiles Rock & Roll pg 9

Veterans pg 10

The Newberry Event pg 20

What’s Inside


Civic Calendar........................2 Civic News...........................2-9 Veterans................................10 Business...............................11 NEW! Community............ 12,13 Sunriver......................................14 Poetry....................................15 Scouts Corner......................15 Education..............................16 Obituaries.............................17 Pets........................................17 Food & Recipes....................18 Fishing...................................19 Event Calendar.....................20 Crossword Puzzle................20 Entertainment.................20, 21 House & Home......................22 Real Estate........................... 23

By Andrea Hine, Contributing Writer When the seven seniors on the Hawks baseball team look back on this season, their most vivid memory will be winning the state championship – for the first time in the history of La Pine baseball. But the process of getting there – and fulfilling an objective they set four years ago -- is no less gratifying. As pitcher Jake Farnsworth affirms, “I’ll always remember becoming

Members of the La Pine baseball team and fans from the stands celebrate in the infield after the Hawks defeated Horizon Christian to win the Class 3A state championship. (Ryan Brennecke/Bulletin photos) state champs. But I’ll also remember when seven of us started together as freshmen, and building up to our senior year. By that, I don’t just mean building up our skills as players, but also developing into one unit. Our communication on the field became so good that we didn’t need to say a See Hawks Win page 2

Ken Mulenex Retires from The Newberry Eagle

MUSIC in the Pines Makes Its Debut

By Staff Writer Ken “passes the torch” to Florence as she begins her GM duties at The Newberry Eagle. See Ken Mulenex Retires from The Newberry Eagle pg 11

By Staff Writer “We had a vision that everyone And as people began gathering came together,” said Bea Leach for the first in a series of summer Hatler, speaking for the committee concerts at Frontier Heritage Park, that helped attract sponsors and she assured them that “we have vendors for “Music in the Pines.” See Music in the Pines pg 12

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“Exhaustive Survey” Is Next Step for $25 Million Water/ Wastewater Project By Staff Writer

“When I started here as Public Works Manager two years ago, we weren’t sure if we could procure all the needed grants and low-interest loans to make this $25 million project happen,” admitted Jake Obrist (shown right). “Lots of hard work later, we’re funded and moving ahead on a multiyear effort to improve and expand La Pine’s existing water and wastewater system. And although there won’t be any dirt breaking until 2019, a lot is going on behind the scenes. We’re all very excited.” Speaking at the City’s fourth open house, Obrist provided updates on both the water and wastewater components for dozens of attendees. Also available to address concerns and answer questions were his colleague, Melissa Bethel, Planning Director, and Brandon Mahon, Project Engineer, Anderson Perry & Associates (the civil engineering firm that has been contracted for the project’s entirety).

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“Plans include expanding our current one-source water system by putting in a new reservoir with a capacity between 500,000 and one million gallons,” Obrist detailed. “This will ensure adequate fire flows in the northern portion of La Pine – and significantly lower fire insurance rates for affected residents, specifically in the Cagle and Glenwood areas. Bottom line is that having two water sources is a much better situation for a growing community.” According to Obrist: “We’re about to embark on aerial and ‘on the ground’ surveying of the entire town using state-of-the-art technology, including drones. The exhaustive survey will provide data on the existing infrastructure – for both water and wastewater – within a matter of feet. The findings will also show elevation changes that are critical in terms of gravity flow and carrying sewage. We’ve never had this degree of detail before. “This phase of the project, called ‘design engineering,’ is our main focus

word to each other in order to know what to do.” “Our chemistry gelled and became really good – not just among the seniors, but also with incoming classes of younger players,” added pitcher and shortstop Angelo Roes. “We played as a unit – there were no selfish elements. We played our best for each other and had one goal – for the team.” THE


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right now,” he continued, “and will take a year to complete. We want to make sure where everything is going to go, and due diligence will eliminate any big surprises.” July 19, 3:30pm Park & Rec Community Center

According to catcher Wyatt DeForest: “We knew from last year when we made our first playoff appearance in 15 years that we had to build from that. We picked up right where we left off and became state champs. It feels like we accomplished the most amazing thing in the world.” (Farnsworth and DeForest were named the league’s co-player of the year.) “It’s really unbelievable,” said Eddie Price, just after the team fought to a 10-5 victory to secure the championship. “I’m

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so excited. We’ve wanted this for four years, and we finally got it when it was our last chance.” Coach Bo DeForest saw the promise in his players from the beginning. “These guys have always been very strong competitors,” he noted, “and I’m so proud of them. To see the young group that I started with now as seniors, and they’re having the success we’ve always been striving for, has been really rewarding. The team has had its ups and downs, but it’s been a great ride, even with the downs.” And on a personal note, “I’ve been wanting this for 44 years, so I’m feeling pretty good.” DeForest emphasized that “you can’t succeed with talent alone. The number one ingredient is the support of the players for each other and putting the team over yourselves. Members of a family need to stand by each other through thick and thin. Plus we never would have become the best team in the state without the support of the La Pine community. “Seven team members are graduating this year,” he pointed out, “but the incoming players have seen what it takes to succeed. Let’s not let this year be the exception – let’s make it the expected.”


“But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with

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wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.”

(Isaiah 40:31)

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VFW Sells Its Building to Community Kitchen, Opening New Grant Opportunities Secret Revealed

By Staff Writer In 2017, Community Kitchen served interest payments during this time will be 17,800 hot, nutritious lunch meals; credited back to VFW against its annual provided produce for 874 families; and rent amount. Ideally, Community Kitchen gave away 4,500 pieces of clothing. And will construct a new building on this the numbers are going up. Yet this “very location. But if that’s not possible, we’ve well-respected and well-run organization” thought of every eventuality.” (to quote Clyde Evans, Quartermaster for Executive Director Lori Henry, whose the VFW chapter that is housed in the many responsibilities include writing same structure) was at a turning point – grant applications, elaborates on the and its ability to continue helping the advantages of ownership. “We’ll now be underserved was at stake. eligible to apply for a grant to rebuild our “Since VFW began leasing us the produce area – previously a chicken coop. building in 2008, we’ve poured more Or work toward making the site more than $150,000 into repairs, upgrading handicapped accessible, and paving the and handling emergencies,” explained parking areas. Gary Gordon, a member of Community “Even though Community Kitchen Kitchen’s Board of Directors (as is now owns the building, VFW will always Evans). “We reached the point where it be welcome here with open arms and will didn’t make sense to spend more money hold a special place in our hearts,” she on a century-old structure. emphasized. “Buying the building would enable us Gordon goes one step further: “We to decide its fate for ourselves, and apply wouldn’t exist – past, present or future -without the community spirit that pervades La Pine,” asserted Gordon. “It’s impossible to explain this spirit to outsiders – they would never understand.”

for grants that would otherwise not be available,” he continued. So Gordon and Evans spent months hammering out terms acceptable to both Community Kitchen and VFW. The sale price: $145,000. “Thirty-eight percent of the people served by Community Kitchen are veterans,” noted Evans. “This was critical in obtaining permission from VFW’s state organization to move ahead with the sale.” (Forty-two percent of those served are seniors, 17 percent are disabled, eight percent are homeless, and 12 percent are children.) “We worked out a sale and lease-back arrangement with terms that are unique to this particular situation,” the two men agreed. “For example, after 40 years, when the principal is due, VFW will begin paying $1.00 per year in rent. And the

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Opening of St. Charles Clinic Culminates a Three-Year Effort By Andrea Hine, Contributing Writer

The opening of the St. Charles Family Care Clinic in La Pine, which initially is offering immediate care only, reflects both the region’s growth and the need to provide options to a growing patient population – especially in underserved areas. “Traffic patterns showed that patients were coming from south county, and we really have to provide care closer to home,” said John Weinsheim, president of the St. Charles Medical Group, which staffs the system’s hospitals and clinics. The long-anticipated and eagerly-awaited opening of the 12,000-square-foot facility was signaled by a grand opening ceremony – complete with requisite ribbon-cutting. It drew both the general public and dignitaries instrumental in bringing the project to fruition. “There aren’t even words to express how I feel, but – talking from the heart -- the fact that I’m standing here now is really a tribute to how much our community supported the coming of St. Charles to La Pine.” Lead-off speaker Corinne Martinez served as co-chair of the fundraising committee that raised

nearly $1.2 million locally toward the total project cost of some $5 million. Martinez’ sentiments were echoed by her fellow co-chair, Vic Russell. “Corinne and I have been with this project – which has spanned more than three years of planning and development -- from the beginning. I want to affirm that we couldn’t have accomplished what we did without the people in this community. “By that I mean that every community in the area to be served contributed to making this clinic a reality by their giving of resources, energy, time and money,” Russell clarified. “We’re blessed to have such good neighbors.” “St. Charles shares a common mission with existing providers such as La Pine Community Health Center to improve the health of those we serve,” emphasized John Weinsheim, President of St. Charles Medical Group. “It’s a partnership effort.” Mayor Dennis Scott added that “in La Pine, we are a family. We’re growing in a respectful way and giving the citizens what

they want -- another example being the 42-unit affordable rental housing complex that recently broke ground near the Senior Center. “It’s a joy to have St. Charles here.” (Current hours of operation are

From Horseback to Hospital: The Evolution of La Pine’s Emergency Medical Services By Staff Writer Pity the unfortunate anonymous cowhand in the early 1900s, who broke his leg after herding cattle from Prineville to Wickiup Meadows for summer grazing. As local lore explains, he had to wait four days for the doctor to be fetched by horseback – and suffered a limp for the rest of his life. Fast forward to 1987, when the community of La Pine set up one of the first rural paramedic systems in Oregon – which “has consistently proved to be one of the best,” said Fire Chief Mike Supkis. “People decided to prioritize emergency medical services (EMS) even before establishing schools, roads and churches. That made good sense, based on the needs of the time.” Fast forward again to the present day, when each year, some 300,000 people in the U.S. experience an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) – of this number, approximately 92 percent die. “Despite decades of research and medical advances, survival

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rates have remained virtually unchanged for the past 30 years,” Supkis noted. “When a person’s heart stops, the paramedic unit is called – with the goal of getting the heart beating again,” he explained. “La Pine’s success rate of circulation restoration and survival to the hospital has been 50 percent for three straight years. That’s twice the national rate, and 17 percent greater than Oregon overall.” La Pine’s subsequent discharge rates from the hospital (“with no deficit,” Supkis specifies) are almost four times the national average (36 percent compared to 10 percent), and more than twice that of Oregon as a whole (14 percent). “This community is doing something right in terms of the quality of our paramedics and the EMS program,” said Supkis. “And that’s with the added challenge of needing to transport patients 35 miles to the nearest hospital!”

Joining Our Team in July!

Tyson Langeliers, PA-C

Tyson grew up in the small town of Pleasant Hill, OR. He received his B.S. in Exercise Sports Science from the University of Utah then a M.S. in Biophysics from Boise State University. In August 2017, Tyson received his degree as a Physician Assistant (PA) from the Medex Northwest Physician Assistant Program at the University of Washington. Prior to going to PA school, he worked in Central Oregon for 8 years as an EMT, Ski Patrol and Athletic Trainer. Tyson enjoys providing a more comprehensive approach to medicine and wellness by treating the whole person. He is excited to come back home to Central Oregon and La Pine! When he is not working you will most likely find him outside with friends and family participating in all the wonderful activities that Oregon has to offer. La Pine

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By Staff Writer

Sue and Randy Rhoades (shown above), whose romance flourished after meeting at High Lakes Car Club, invited visitors to tour their 1948 Spartan Manor travel trailer, displayed at a Rosland Park vintage RV gathering. The 25-foot vehicle, rescued for $400 from its previous owner who planned to scrap the historic beauty when prices for aluminum were high, took two years to restore. “We stripped it down to bare skin, followed by all new insulation, wood, plumbing and wiring,” said Randy Rhoades. “All furnishings, including cabinetry, came from La Pine’s ReStore,” his wife added. “We’ve had a ball doing this.” According to Randy Rhoades: “Spartan Aircraft Company, acquired by J. Paul Getty in 1935, ended aircraft production after World War II. With all its workers still employed, soldiers looking for homes, and a recreational market emerging, the Oklahoma-based company redirected its focus and began making travel trailers. It had produced more than 40,000 before ceasing operations in 1961.” High Lakes Car Club, which is involved in charitable activities throughout the year, is holding its annual “Show and Shine” classic car show” on Saturday, June 30, 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. at the Senior Activity Center. Past entries (including vintage trailers) have come throughout Oregon, as well as Nevada and California.

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You Name It, and We’ve Probably Seen It”

By Andrea Hine, Contributing Writer “Imagine that the gas tank in your car contained 10 percent water – the vehicle wouldn’t run. The situation we face is comparable – eventually the financial burden caused by the 10 percent of people who contaminate our recycling bins might force us to shut down this service. “We’ve provided recycling free of charge for more than 20 years,” continued Stu Martinez, owner of Wilderness Garbage & Recycling. “The biggest misconception on the public’s part is that we make a profit off of recycling – we don’t even break even. In fact, other garbage companies in Oregon have raised their rates as market conditions change and recycling becomes more of a financial burden. Wilderness has no intention of doing this,” he vowed. Martinez is emphatic that “contamination is the biggest recycling frustration we face. It also negatively affects the bottom line. To quantify, Wilderness gets paid only for cardboard and newspapers. “It costs us $300 for every 5.5 tons of glass and comingled items taken to Mid-Oregon Recycling,” he noted. “Even a few items can contaminate an entire load. If we don’t manually remove these items beforehand, the load will be rejected and end up in the landfill – defeating the purpose entirely.

“You name it, and we’ve probably seen it,” asserted Martinez. “Human diapers and waste, cardboard pizza boxes with Canadian bacon and pineapple left inside, empty pill containers, live rounds of shotgun shells, lint from dryers, old telephones, hazardous waste, landscaping materials – even old porcelain toilets. I don’t know what people are thinking. “As I said, 90 percent of users do it right. As for the other 10 percent, I’d bet that if they had to clean out our bins, they wouldn’t put in contaminants,” he claimed. “A large sign in the bin area lists what’s allowed and what’s not, and the information also appears on our web site. All people need to do is follow instructions.” Martinez isn’t averse to getting personally involved in the problem. “Staff members and I are out there several times a day going through the bins,” he noted, “as we see multiple violations every hour. Sometimes I feel as if we’re recycle cops. Yet there is a solution. Although contamination is our greatest frustration, with customer cooperation it’s potentially one of the easiest to resolve.”

Why Doesn’t Wilderness Offer Curbside Recycling?

Voters Overwhelmingly

Approve Fire Levy Renewal

By Staff Writer “It received the highest approval of and at least one fire medic officer in disany measure ever put before Oregon vot- trict and on duty at all times. It also eners,” noted Chief Mike Supkis, referring ables service from all of the district’s three to renewal of the five-year levy to operate stations -- located on Huntington, Burthe La Pine Rural Fire Protection District gess/Day roads, and South Century Drive. The 117-square-mile La Pine Rural -- which passed by 88 percent. “This margin is even wider than the previous one in Fire Protection District contains 22,000 2013 that won approval with 84 percent residents within its service area. It employs 22 career firefighter-paramedics and of the vote. “We are humbled,” he said. “It’s nice 12 volunteer student “resident/scholarknowing that our work is being supported ship” firefighters who represent four addiby those we serve. We’re very grateful for tional people on duty per shift. “We’ve been able to keep the levy rate that, and will redouble our efforts to keep getting even better. In five years, when the same for the past 20 years,” Supkis the levy is again up for renewal, we’ll see emphasized. “The Fire District considers itself to be stewards of the taxpayers’ well how we did.” The current levy provides funding for funds. And we feel privileged to be granttwo full-time paramedic units in service, ed those funds to do our job.”

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Angie Hickman (shown left above) and Jamie Dee (shown right), both customer service employees at Wilderness Garbage, sternly admonish customers not to put contaminants in the company’s recycle bins.

“Residents from larger cities may wonder why La Pine doesn’t have curbside recycling,” acknowledged Stu Martinez, owner of Wilderness Garbage & Recycling. “It’s a matter of population density -- which makes this amenity cost effective in places such as Bend or Portland, but not here. Five stops in Bend equal just two stops here because of the distance between homes. For that same reason, some areas still aren’t served by cable. It’s the cost of living in a rural versus metro area – we don’t get the same services. Yet despite the distances Wilderness covers, our rates are some of the cheapest around, and we pride ourselves on doing business efficiently.”

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Life Skills Students Deliver Plants to Little Deschutes Lodge By Florence Neis, Staff Writer

Residents of Little Deschutes Lodge #1 were pleased to receive plants in decorated pots created by the Life Skills students at La Pine High School last month. Site Manager Alice Du Bois greeted the students and thanked them for the lovely plants which the residents can display in their apartments or on their patios. The Life Skills class in partnership with The Newberry Eagle takes on this project for local facilities.

Dee Parish, Life Skills instructor, said “The students have worked very hard this year preparing plants for the mid-May Plant Sale, then providing these decorated planters with various house plants for Little Deschutes Lodge residents. We are pleased to help our neighbors and enjoy meeting the staff and residents.”

Site Manager Alice Du Bois (second from left) greets and thanks Life Skills students for creating the decorative planter pots and various plants for Little Deschutes Lodge residents. Little Deschutes Lodge residents choose plants for their apartments and patios. La Pine High School Life Skills students and Teacher Dee Parish (third from left, back row) deliver house plants to Little Deschutes Lodge residents.

Free Summer Meals Start July 9 By Alana Johnson, Bend-La Pine Schools

Children can receive free lunches July 9 through August 17 at the Event Center

Children age 0-18 are invited to eat healthy, tasty meals for free Monday through Friday, noon to 12:45pm, July 9 to August 17 at the La Pine Event Center with breakfast served on Tuesdays 8-8:30am. The program is funded through the US Department of Agriculture and includes lunches of a hot

entrée or sandwich, fruit, vegetable, low fat milk and an occasional dessert. Parents are encouraged to attend and may buy a meal for $4 or they can bring their own. Registration is not required, but those planning to bring a large group should contact (541) 355-3740.


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Bend-La Pine Schools’ Boen Earns TOP MENTORSHIP HONOR


end-La Pine Schools’ Jim Boen, current Executive Director of Middle Schools and South County, received statewide recognition for his mentorship and leadership skills today. The Confederation of Oregon School Administrators honored Boen with the Bev Gladder Mentorship Award during its annual meeting on June 21. The award is presented to an Oregon school leader who distinguishes himself or herself as a mentor to new school administrators by demonstrating exceptional leadership, ethics and professionalism. “Jim Boen is a tremendous leader who believes in teaching, mentoring and giving to those around him. He demonstrates integrity, kindness and the highest level of service in everything he does,” said Superintendent Shay Mikalson. “At Bend-La Pine Schools, we believe in the power of mentors and have robust new teacher and principal mentorship programs. When educators guide and help one another, the effects are felt

throughout schools and classrooms.” Boen currently oversees middle school programs and schools in Sunriver and La Pine. He has served in his current role for the past three years. Prior to that he served as principal at La Pine Middle School for 5 years and served as an assistant principal at Cascade Middle School and La Pine Middle School. Boen was nominated for the mentorship honor by Robi Phinney, current La Pine Middle School principal. “Jim’s willingness to always lend an empathetic ear or offer wise words of wisdom creates a feeling of absolute support. In addition to his skills as a leader, Jim is one of the kindest people you will ever meet,” said Phinney. “His mentoring has incredible ripple effect that improves teaching and learning throughout the district and ensures our students are receiving the exceptional educations they deserve.”

Teachers & Turf Tunes Brighten Summer for La Pine Community Health Center

By Staff Writer

Gilchrist’s School District has given its “Community Partner Award” to La Pine Community Health Center (LCHC), which has been a presence in the schools since 2014. “We’re honored to receive this accolade from the teachers and staff,” said Charla DeHate, CEO. “And to be working with the schools to help ensure that both children and their families are getting the medical care and compassion they need.”

LCHC, which emphasizes that “community is at the heart of everything we do,” is also helping sponsor the “Turf Tunes Music & Market,” held on Sundays throughout the summer in Sunriver. The free concert series, which features a farmer’s market and local food carts, generates “such a positive response,” DeHate enthused. “It’s a blast to sit back and enjoy nice weather, food, family and friends.” LCHC, in its third year of sponsorship, has a booth at the event and hands out hula hoops – then staging a competition during the intermission. “Kids sometimes think that they have to turn in their hoops at the end, but we tell them ‘no, no, that’s yours to keep,” described DeHate. (Jump ropes are also given away.) “We love to work the concerts. It’s so much fun, and a great way to reach families.” [The weekly event, which takes place in the John Gray Amphitheater at SHARC, has the following lineup for July: Code Red (July 1), Bill Keale (July 8) and Off the Record (July 15).]

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The Mayor’s Corner

We Won’t Have This Chance Again

I’m a pretty easy-going guy, as many of you know, but the thoughts I want to share come from a sense of urgency as your mayor and as a fellow resident. A lot of things are going on -- and will continue to go on – as the town’s growth momentum speeds up. Just a few examples include: the opening of St. Charles Family Care Clinic, which will partner with La Pine Community Health Center to expand access to medical care; surveying for a $25 million water/wastewater system project; construction of streetscape beautification and safety improvements between 1st and 6th Streets; and groundbreaking for a 42-unit affordable rental housing development. These are all projects that you, the public, wanted – and city staff and leaders made them happen. La Pine is looking nicer -- and becomMayor Dennis Scott and Florence Neis, ing more appealing -- all the time. And the new general manager of the Newberry we’re seeing an acceleration of interest Eagle, agree on the importance of local in being here as a result. That’s the good involvement in shaping La Pine’s future. news. That’s also the bad news – for those fearful of losing the town’s small-town feel. Let me explain, based on what I’m seeing. Local volunteer groups are being depleted of those in leadership roles. For example, the St. Vincent board is down three people, and the Senior Center has lost two of its board members. Individuals who have long been involved in civic affairs are moving away or retiring from public service. Now is the window On the economic development front, Central Orof opportunity to egon is hot right now – and we’re feeling that “heat” right here. (Central Oregon has the second-highest control what our job growth in the U.S. and ranks sixth in the category city will be like in of fastest-growing population. New business start-up the years to come. rates are triple those in Portland.) As our hard-working city staff can testify, businesses are calling every day – such as a banker whose client wants to move to Central Oregon and is exploring possible locations. Or a businessman from out of state who purchased land and wants to change the way things are done here – the pace is too slow for him. That’s the crux of the matter. Local people have to step up to the plate and invest in our city – and by that I don’t just mean money, but also input by taking part in the government and our nonprofits. Because if they don’t, the danger is that things will soon be out of the hands of the locals. Our city leaders will be making critical decisions on La Pine’s future growth. And I’d like to continue with “controlled growth.” B U II Lwant T T O La A HPine I G H Eto R be S T AaNcity D A Rof D local influence, rather than This may sound harsh, but having outsiders come in and start dictating the rules. And now is the time for people to come to the forefront. Now is the window of opportunity to control what our city will be like in the years to come. In November, two city council slots are up for election, as well as the mayor’s position. My call to La Pine’s citizens is “please step up and help.” It’s our civic duty to B U I LT T O A H I G H E R S TA N D A R D keep the city the way we want it to be – we won’t have this chance again.


Mayoral & City Council Positions on November Ballot

There will be one mayoral and two city councilor positions on the November 6, 2018 ballot. Each term begins January 1, 2019, with the mayor serving a two-year term and the city councilors serving four-year terms. Candidates must be at least 18 years of age; a qualified elector under state law; a registered voter; and a resident of the City of La Pine for at least one year immediately prior to election. Deadline for filing is August 28. Applicant packets of forms and information are available at City Hall or by calling 541-536-1432.

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By Staff Writer Rain threatened, wind gusted, sunshine proved elusive, and temperatures were reminiscent of a late-winter day. But that didn’t seem to dampen the enjoyment of attendees at this year’s Rhubarb Festival, which was held at the Senior Activity Center for the first time. “Sales are going great!” exclaimed Vicki Mulenex (below), who was selling rhubarb-enhanced beer and wine with her booth-mates (shown from left) Crystal DeLuca, Marcia Sanchez and Eva Krueger.

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In addition to sampling food and drink with a rhubarb theme (including pies that kept the inside of the building crowded), festival goers also had the opportunity to make new friends (an iguana, in this case!), and dance to the music of groups such as La Pine’s own Armadillos.

MEC to Absorb Extra Costs of Court-Mandated Dam Spill In April, a decision to spill more water over the Columbia and Snake River dams was mandated by U.S. Appellate Judge Michael Simon. The ruling reduces the amount of hydropower the dams can produce from April to June to potentially help migrating salmon. The spill program is projected to continue until 2022.

The mandate impacts the Bonneville Power Administration – which markets the wholesale hydroelectric power produced by the dams on the two rivers. This in turn impacts Northwest utilities that purchase power from BPA. Midstate Electric Cooperative purchases 100% of its power from BPA. BPA recently announced that the total spill cost is $38.6 million for 2018; but, by instituting a number of cost-saving measures they have been able to reduce that cost to $10.2 million. BPA plans to recoup the $10.2 million with surcharges of 71 cents per megawatt hour from June through September. That means it will cost MEC an additional $90,000 for

wholesale power this year. At the May board meeting, MEC’s board of directors decided to absorb the extra costs created by the courtmandated spill. Although members will not see a spike in their bill for the 2018 spill, this may only be a one-year reprieve for a five-year issue. Northwest RiverPartners, whose membership includes a multitude of Northwest utilities and industry associations, said the plan will do little to help salmon while raising electric rates for the region’s utility customers. “Estimates project an increase in survival rates of 1 percent for Chinook and 2 percent for steelhead,” the advocacy group said. “That’s less than decimal dust in

a complex river system where survival of young salmon migrating downstream varies year to year from 35 to 70 percent – due to a range of potential factors unrelated to spill, including water temperatures, spring runoff timing and volumes, fish health, sea lions and other predators. The models show an even smaller impact on adult salmon returns of 1/100th percent. This is a massive misuse of people’s hard-earned dollars that will do little to nothing to help the salmon.” Help stop this waste of money and the millions of dollars of clean, renewable lost hydroelectric generation. Contact your U.S. representatives and make your voices heard. Join the cooperative grassroots program, ORECAAction,

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Memorial Day Ceremony Honors

“Ultimate Sacrifice for Our Nation” By Staff Writer “This day is sacred with the presence of those who have gone before us,” prefaced Commander Steven Mays of American Legion Post 45, “and I’d like to thank everyone for coming out on this beautiful La Pine morning.” The Memorial Day ceremony attracted a diverse crowd that included a contingent from the La Pine Fire District, Mayor Dennis Scott and three members of the City Council, veterans with emblazoned military caps -and even a few babies and dogs. It featured the La Pine Honor Guard and its commander, Phyllis York (shown above), whose rendition of “Taps” was the first live one some audience members had ever heard. Mays pointed out that “since the American Revolution, more than one million men and women have died making the ultimate sacrifice for our nation.” Added guest speaker Trentyn Tennant, student representative on La Pine’s City Council: “We must ensure that these individuals are never forgotten; their bravery has helped keep our country safe.”

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When Ken Mulenex and Dan Varcoe restarted The Newberry Eagle in early 2016, he promised his wife Vicki that he’d take on the job for just “a couple of years.” Retirement day arrived May 31, 2018 when Ken stepped down as General Manager and President of The Newberry Eagle. “It’s been one of the most challenging yet rewarding endeavors I’ve ever participated in,” admitted Ken. “Dan and I felt it was very important for La Pine and South Deschutes County to have a newspaper that would cover the many cultural and civic events in the area.” Although he is

retiring, Ken will continue to advise and occasionally write stories for the paper. Replacing Mulenex as General Manager is Florence Neis, a La Pine resident since 2004. Neis has journalism and business experience and has volunteered with several local organizations, including La Pine Rodeo Association where she served as secretary and treasurer from 2005-2013. Neis said, “I look forward to continuing the high standard Ken has established with The Newberry Eagle, the Community Newspaper of Newberry Country.”

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Community Music in the Pines (cont from front page) commitments for many years of this.” Among those in the diverse crowd were Linda and Terry Moore (pictured on a blanket), who moved here two years ago, and joined the gathering to “just get out and meet more people in the community.” Another couple, Larry and Mary Thorson (residents since 1999), “like music, and wanted to support Park & Rec. It’s a good thing for La Pine, and picks everybody up.” “The word is going to get out,” predicted committee member Michelle Kring, who was in charge of obtaining vendors. “We wanted a mix of those who had previously been part of local events, as well as new people,” she explained. The evening featured Countryfied (pictured on the stage), a band that has been together “as partners, brothers and friends” for three decades. Among its credits are opening for big-name performers such as Nitty Gritty Dirt Band,

Merle Haggard and Don Williams. Highlighting July’s concerts will be Precious Byrd (a Bend-based high-energy, dance/rock band) on the 12th. Melody Guy (whose voice has been described as ringing “like church bells calling to her congregation to stand up and praise”) will perform on the 26th, along with Deja Neaux (a fusion band out of Rogue Valley, Oregon that will also be playing at the Newberry Art & Music Festival). Gary Gordon of the Park & Rec Board of Directors emphasized during opening remarks that the first-ever concert series “couldn’t happen without the support of local businesses and the community.” Exemplifying that spirit were Courtney Porter of La Pine Community Health Center, who volunteered to sing “The Star-Spangled Banner,” and two colorful attendees (pictured above), who seemed prepared for whatever the evening might bring.

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12 years old in the Sisters area with her family. “I started to do a pencil sketch of a nearby butte while sitting at the campsite, then hiked and photographed it – three of the things I like to do best. All that was missing was a horse!”

La Pine Lions Charity Golf Tournament La Pine Lions will host its 11th Annual Scramble for Sight & Hearing Golf Tournament Sunday, September 16th at Quail Run Golf Course. “The tournament is seeking sponsorships or donations of goods and services. See the Lions Club ad in this month’s issue of The Newberry Eagle and participate in a day of golf and good times,” said Michelle Hazeltine, president of La Pine Lions. The tournament supports the club’s Sight & Hearing program. In partnership with the Lions Eyeglass Assistance

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Youth Benefit from Rotary Scholarships & Donations By Mark Dennett, Contributing Writer

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By Deon Stonehouse, Contributing Writer

Craig Johnson returns Sunday September 9 for Depth of Winter, the latest in the Sheriff Walt Longmire series set in Wyoming. Sign up early to attend! Saturday Craig Johnson July 7th at 5 PM Keith McCafferty’s presents A Death in Eden. His Montana mysteries feature Sherriff Martha Ettinger, Sean Stranahan, and

Rotarian Mark Burford presented a total of $5,000 in scholarships to La Pine High School seniors Maddison Pepper, Chloe Miller, Wyatt DeForest, McKenzie Walsworth, Sydney Bright, KayAnna Holum, and Melanie Villarreal Goold. Showcase of Talent Highlights Rotary Donation Since its founding 24 years ago (1994), the Rotary Club of Sunriver-La Pine has been funding nonprofits that support kids, low-income families and seniors in South Deschutes County. One of these programs is the Sunriver Stars Community Theater and their Kids Drama Camp. It was standing room only at the “Showcase of Talent,” evening that spotlighted the kids that attended this year’s six-week camp. Directed by Michele Hans, local volunteers worked together to teach all aspects of the performing arts. The aspiring thespians See Rotary page 15




Rotary College Scholarships Support La Pine Graduates Every year the Rotary Club of Sunriver-La Pine awards scholarships to graduates of the La Pine High School for post-secondary study. Students submitting applications for these scholarships are judged on their academic record, future goals, why they want to go to college, community service, school activities, plus letters of recommendation. Rotarian Mark Burford presented a total of $5,000 in scholarships to La Pine High School seniors Maddison Pepper, Chloe Miller, Wyatt DeForest, McKenzie Walsworth, Sydney Bright, KayAnna Holum, and Melanie Villarreal Goold.


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Harold Little Feather. Harold recently left his post as one of Martha’s deputies to take a position as a detective with the Montana Division of Criminal Investigation. He just came off of an undercover investigation involving some dangerous men poaching bear to sell their gallbladders. It was not an assignment he enjoyed; Harold does not take kindly to hurting animals. So his new assignment is odd but welcome. Montana’s Smith River is gorgeous and remote; it is a 7 year wait to receive a permit to float the river. Lately someone has been putting up scarecrows above the river, with signs saying “NOT ON MY WATCH” and “N0 SMITH RIVER MINE”. Harold is sent to stop the perpetrator. A documentary filmmaker, Lillian Cartwright, has permission to float the river with Clint McCaine (a wealthy man and manager of the mine project) and Bart Trueblood (president of Save the

Smith dedicated to stopping the mine). Lillian figures the fur will fly with the two opponents trapped together on the river, giving her good filming opportunity. Sean Stranahan is helping with the float. As tensions rise and the stakes become life or death, Sheriff Martha Ettinger enters the fray. McCafferty has an affinity for the wild beauty of Montana. Wednesday August 1, 2018 at 5:00 PM Thor Hanson presents Buzz. Thor is a scientist and author who pens books that bring the natural world into sharp focus in a way that is both interesting and informative. Honeybees have been disappearing in great numbers; the die off of bees has dire implications beyond its effect on the honey for coffee in the morning. Bees pollinate hundreds of crops, flowers, and trees. Cows dine on alfalfa, a plant pollinated by bees. Enjoy blueberries? They need bees for pollination too. He tells of research into why the bees are perishing, and focuses on what beekeepers are doing to keep Thor Hanson their bees. Thor has such an abundant enthusiasm and sense of wonder for the natural world! Buzz opens with Thor in pursuit of a particular type of butterfly only to be distracted by wasps behaving in an interesting way. Buzz covers bees from millennia ago to current day. Winston Churchill, Charles Darwin, and Sherlock Holmes, all smart fellows, found bees fascinating, I think you See Books page 15 will too.

Sunriver Nature Center & Observatory Celebrates 50 Years By Staff Writer

Sunriver Nature Center & Observatory celebrates 50 years of serving multiple generations of visitors with hands-on experiences, creating intimate connections with nature and the universe. The facility was started in 1968 by Sunriver founder John Gray and now serves over 50,000 visitors a year. SNCO provides a year-round diverse selection of educational opportunities, programs and events. It serves as a wildlife rehabilitation center and responds to

calls about injured and orphaned wildlife. The Observatory has grown to provide the largest number of telescopes for public viewing in the United States and is designated a NASA affiliate. “We have grown a lot in the past 50 years. Today, the entire organization is primed to face the next 50 years with energy and enthusiasm. I am proud to say that I know we have an amazing team that can make this happen,” said Dave Buhaly, board president.



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In the High Desert with Montana Charlie

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A Chance Meeting By Montana Charlie

The walls of the old barn had lost all their paint, Cracks and knot holes, appeared here and there. Time and weather had bleached the once yellow pine, To the gray, of an “old woman’s hair”. The roof of the barn was of split cedar shakes, And it gave the whole thing country flair. But the main thing they did was to shed off the rain, And to offer “dry solace” for free! After ridin’ for hours in this spring-time downpour, It looked like pure heaven to me! So into the barn I road, pack-string and all; Away from the rain, and the breeze. I unpacked my critters and put them away, In the “tie stalls” that lined up one wall. When my critters were fed, I could tend to myself, And my curiosity took over me. A bit of exploring might be just the thing, To find me a good place to lay? So I built me a fire in the old blacksmith forge, And then by it’s flickering light. I climbed up the ladder to the hayloft above, And found me a wondrous site! There must have been two ton of hay in the loft, So I’d found me that warm place to stay. In the morning, storm over, I loaded and left, I’d sure had a comfortable night. I still stop by that barn, every time I pack in, And I leave a few dollars behind. Just my way of sayin’ my warm heart-felt thanks, To whoever it is owns the hay. And I often give thanks to the fate’s that’s in charge, For sending me ridin’ this way!

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Scouts Corner La Pine Cub Scouts Pack 36 Visits the “Big Tree” By Jacob Skeeters, Cub Master With the weather finally warming La Pine Cub Scouts are just getting up as summer approaches, La Pine Cub started with many outdoor activities Scouts Pack 36 get to enjoy a beautiful planned for the summer. Pack 36 is welhike to the “Big Tree” located in La Pine coming any new cub scouts that would State Park. La Pine Cub Scouts looked like to have fun with scouting and now for signs of wildlife, learned about vegegirls can also join cub scouts as well. tation, and helped out by picking up any Contact the Boy Scouts of America store trash along the path. in Bend (541)382-4647 for information about joining.

Cub Scouts CJ Keifer and Isaac Skeeters stand next to the “Big Tree” during their hike through La Pine State Park.

Who are these men of whom I speak? They are the La Pine Fire & Rescue & always at their peak. Be it accident or fire, either night or day, they are just a 911 call away. If you’re needing medical assistance, they are the best. I know from experience – they’ve passed my test! Their number one mission in any & all cases is to make our homes and communities safe places. So there you have it, my community story – These gracious men are not looking for glory.

La Pine Cub Scout Pack 36 Scoutmaster Jacob Skeeters (far right), Travis Trondle (far left), and Keri Erickson (4th from left) supervise cub scout outing to La Pine State Park.

Well, I’ve written enough and I’m nearly through but before I go let me encourage you… If by chance you meet one of these men, thank them, be a neighbor, and a kind friend. When you see one, give them a friendly wave, it just maybe you or your home they save!

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thank you card signed with messages from kids in the program was presented and the Rotary grant was announced and drew gasps and applause.” Ranging in age from 9-15 years old, twenty-one students attended the camp. or stop by Sunriver Books & Music to sign up to attend.

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La Pine High School Presents Scholarship Award Winners Senior Awards By Staff Writer

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See Story page 21 “I will be attending Southern Oregon University this Fall. I plan on getting my bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts, leading to a business degree because I will be learning how to stage productions and the best ways to make money off them. I not only want to develop my skills as an actress, I would also like to acquire the skills to direct and produce productions that make a profit. I want to create a career for myself where I can be financially stable but still work in the field that I love.” – Melanie

“My plan post-graduation is to prepare myself for becoming a student athlete at Treasure Valley Community College (TVCC) located in Ontario, Oregon. I will use this summer to earn money by working for Tightline Quality Painting Company and Round Tree Pole Products. While attending TVCC, I’ll be taking classes to work towards a biology or criminal justice degree which I will use to become a game warden.” – Wyatt See Scholarships Story page 21

La Pine High School Class of 2018 graph shows breakdown of graduating seniors’ choices post-high school. La Pine High School seniors were recognized for their academic and athletic achievements at an Awards Ceremony held June 7. Students were awarded multiple different honors from scholar athletes to honor cords and financial scholarships. “Every year we are amazed at the hard work students put in and the countless hours they spend applying to scholarships. The Class of 2018 is a di-

verse group and together collected over $890,000 in scholarships,” said Cindy Jarret, College/Career Counselor. “Combine that with the Promise grant many students earn for community college attendance and our students have over $1 million in funds for their college education.” Jarrett added, “Congrats Class of 2018. We are proud of you!”

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Obituaries Clement Alfred Stechelin AKA “Clem Kadidelhopper” July 7, 1931 – May 14, 2018

Tribute to Robert Edward Shotwell – 1924-2018 By Staff Writer

Clem Stechelin of La Pine, Or. passed away May 14, 2018 at home surrounded by family. A Military Veterans Graveside service was held at Springfield Memorial Gardens May 17, 2018. A Celebration of Life was held at Living Water of La Pine Church on May 19, 2018. Clem was born July 7, 1931 to Clement and Berniece Stechelin of Mt . Cloud, California. Clem is survived by his wife of 25 years Joletta(Jodi), two younger brothers, Richard and his wife Gloria, of Spokane, Washington, Fred and his wife Ellen of Shoshone, Idaho. Three children, Clement (Corky) of Creswell, Cyndy of Eugene, and Christopher of Springfield and two stepsons, Chance Steffey and wife Lisa of Tillamook, and Will Steffey of Corvallis. Plus many grandchildren and great grandchildren. Clem’s parents moved to San Jose where Clem graduated from San Jose High school. He then joined the Navy during the Korean War from 1951 to 1955. He was stationed in Guam for 1 ½ years where he repaired war ships. He also was stationed in Japan and the Philippines. He moved his family to Oregon in 1965 and built his home, barn, and riding arena, where he boarded 65 horses. At the same time as a meat cutter, like his dad, worked at several stores until he bought The Beef Shop and Get n Go Grocery store in Springfield. In 1992 he married Joletta (Jodi) of Springfield. Clem retired in 1995, only to start another business with the help of Jodi. Clem’s Oregon Trail Seasonings was created with Clem’s desire to give people a good product and teach them how to make jerky and sausage. During this time he was asked to make a video of himself processing game animals and making sausage. He also wrote a book and had it published titled “That Perfect Batch, the hows and why’s of making jerky and sausage”. Clem’s products are sold throughout the United States including all 70 Bi Mart stores. Clem was loved by many and will truly be missed. Contributions can be made to Heart n Home Hospice in La Pine. Please visit to share condolences and sign the online guestbook.

“He loved everybody, and everybody loved him,” summed up Michael Shotwell, the oldest son of Robert Shotwell, whose life was celebrated at a public memorial service in La Pine -- with full military honors and as flags flew at half-staff in his honor. The World War II veteran, among the American soldiers who waded ashore in the D-Day landings against Nazi-held France, had been drafted into the U.S. Army and trained as a combat engineer. At the service, his words describing that experience as “the scariest time of my life” were read aloud – along with additional exploits from his military days, as recorded in a 2014 oral history project done for the Band of Brothers veterans group. Despite taking part in four major battles, Shotwell -- only 18 years old when undertaking his first wartime job of blowing up enemy fortifications – “never got a scratch.” After the August 1945 atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki brought an end to the war, he joked that “the Japanese heard I was coming – and surrendered.” After World War II, Shotwell earned a college degree, and worked at newspapers in California, Colorado, Florida and Arizona. He moved to Central Oregon in the 1980s, taught journalism at COCC for eight years, and served as the Central Oregon correspondent for The Oregonian newspaper. Shotwell is also well known for his work on area radio stations, including “The La Pine Morning Show with Bob Shotwell and the Radio Roughnecks” on KITC. Deschutes County Commissioner Tony DeBone, who worked with Shotwell at KITC when the latter was in his 80s, recalled that “Bob was always positive, a real pleasure to know. He will be dearly missed.” “We will always remember that wonderful smile and that old cowboy hat,” stated another tribute. “He enlightened so many hearts.” Other friends recalled Shotwell’s “funny and dynamic personality,” and that he was “always a gentleman, so friendly and amusing.” As Shotwell’s son Michael noted in his concluding remarks: “If people can think of you in a good way, in a good light and with good thoughts, you are a success.”

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By Sandy Golden Eagle From the White Family Treasures Cookbook 1 lb 7% lean ground beef 1 lb ground turkey 1 pkg Lipton onion soup mix 1 large carrot grated 1 med potato grated 1 egg Baby Ray’s BBQ Sauce about 1/2 cup plus extra BBQ sauce for top Oatmeal (start with 1 cup) and maybe more for texture if too wet Mix all ingredients and place into a pan. Add more oatmeal if mixture is too wet. Shape like a meatloaf. Make criss crosses as in photo, and decorate with BBQ sauce in criss crosses. Bake at 350 for 1.5 hrs or until done. Check with meat thermometer 160 degrees is the done temp.

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By Phil Fischer, Contributing Writer

Peacock Stimulator Fly Pattern

Central Oregon is blessed with big bugs that trout take off the surface of our local lakes and streams (like ants, beetles and hoppers). This food source is happenstance. Terrestrials by nature don’t live in water. They live in fallen timber and other detritus on the forest floor, often near our lakes and rivers. Many terrestrials fly but not always very accurately and they are commonly steered off course into the water, landing with a big “plop.” That “plop” provokes a trout to take these bugs on the surface with reckless abandon. It is this thought that helped choose this month’s Sunriver Anglers Fly Tying Corner pattern -- the Peacock Stimulator. I fished this pattern a lot last summer. When I conducted my annual inventory of flies this winter, there was only one mangled Peacock Stimulator left. I got busy tying this week and am now ready for the season. The Peacock Stimulator pattern is based on Randall Kaufman’s famous pattern but with a couple updates. I used Peacock in the abdomen because it is just buggy looking. I also added a UV Krystal Flash underwing to the fly to provide further characteristics of living insects. Lastly, I added some long rubber legs to the fly that will wiggle and move on the water. Fish this pattern by cruising the edges of lakes and casting close to the shore. Alternatively, fish the grassy banks along our local rivers. Delicate dry fly casting is not necessary with this fly; in fact, the opposite is preferred. Plop this fly down heavily on the surface of the water; trout will react to the “plop” and take the fly with a reaction strike.

There is something heart-stopping about seeing the big head of a nice Hosmer or East Lake trout coming up aggressively to take this fly. I look forward to the summer months when I cast these big, easy-to-see flies.

Peacock Stimulator Materials List: Hook: Firehole 718 Barbless Competition Hook, Size 8-10 Thread: Ultra 210 Denier Olive Green Thread Tail and Wing: Elk Hair Abdomen: Natural Peacock Abdomen Hackle: Whiting Grizzly Dyed Dun Saddle Rib: Ultra Wire – Black, Fine Underwing: UV Tan Krystal Flash Legs: Hareline Barred Crazy Legs – Pearly Flake Dark Olive Thorax Dubbing: Blue Ribbon Flies Zelon – Brachycentrus Olive Thorax Hackle: Whiting Dark Barred Ginger Cape Tying instructions and steps can be found on the Sunriver Anglers web page at http:// and on Facebook at https://www.facebook. com/SunriverAnglers/. If you have questions or would like additional information about the Peacock Stimulator, please don’t hesitate to email me. If you have suggestions on future patterns to feature in this column, I welcome your input. I can be reached at philfischer@sbcglobal. net.

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Calendar of Events July 2018

La Pine Frontier Days, July 1-4, Heritage Park, Free. See Frontier Days Program Guide for events or visit Challenge of the Champions Bull Riding, July 6, La Pine Rodeo grounds. Gates open 4pm, General Admission $12.00. Buy tickets at or at the gate. La Pine Rodeo, July 7-8, Rodeo grounds, (July 7–gates open 4pm; July 8–gates open 12:30); Mutton Bustin’ before the rodeo. Visit for more information. Music in the Pines, July 12 & July 26, Heritage Park, 5-8pm, free concerts, food and craft vendors. Art & Wine Festival, July 13, 3-6pm, Prairie House Assisted Living. Live entertainment, wine bar, arts and crafts. Free Freshstart (American Cancer Society Anti-Smoking Program), La Pine Community Health Center, July 2, 9, 16 & 23, 10:30-11:30. Free. RSVP Brenna Francis 541.876.1846 Household Hazardous Waste Collection, July 21, 9am-1pm, La Pine High School front parking lot, FREE. See ad in this issue of The Newberry Eagle for “What’s accepted” and What’s not accepted.” Newberry Event Music & Arts Festival, July 27-29, 10am-10pm. Visit for more information and tickets. La Pine Rodeo Play Day, July 29, Rodeo Arena Grounds. For more information and to register, visit Newberry Speak to Succeed Every Tuesday, 8-9 am. Gordy’s Restaurant, 17045 Whitney Rd., La Pine. Contact us at La Pine Senior Center Bingo Every Monday night, 5:45pm, and every Tuesday 12:45pm. 16450 Victory Way, 541.536.6237 La Pine Moose Bingo Every Wednesday, 5:45 pm. Meals available. 52510 Drafter Rd, La Pine, 541.536.3388 La Pine American Legion Bingo Every Thursday. Ticket sales: 4:40pm, First game: 5:45p.m. Burgers, French fries, and Polish dogs. 52532 Drafter Rd, 541.536.1402. Alzheimer Support Group Every second Thursday of the month, 10:00 am. Prairie House Assisted Living, 51485 Morson, La Pine. 541.508.4111 Free Veterans’ Breakfast every second Thursday of the month, 8:00 am. Prairie House Assisted Living, 51485 Morson, La Pine. 541.508.4111 Alcoholics Anonymous (La Pine, Sunriver and Deschutes County) Hotline: 541.548.0440. For information on meeting times and locations, call Central Oregon Intergroup at 541.548.0440 or check online at


Fourth of July Festival, July 4, 11am-4pm, Village at Sunriver


AARP Smart Driver class, July 30, Bend Senior Center. Call 541.388.1133 to enroll.


Collier Log Truck Show, July 21, Collier Memorial State Park & Logging Museum. Free. Call 54.783.2471 for more information.


Mosquito Festival, July 27-29, Rodeo, parade BBQ, games, events. Visit for more details.


La Pine Library Family Fun Storytime, with interactive stories, songs, rhymes, and crafts. Program is geared to ages 0-5, but the whole family is welcome! Thursdays, 10:30 am

Friends of the La Pine Library Hours for the Friends’ Book Nook are below. Beginning in December, the hours will still be same on Tuesdays and Thursdays, but Saturdays will be as volunteers are available. Tuesdays: 10 am – 1 pm, Thursdays & Saturdays: 1 – 4 pm La Pine: Thrive Social Services Britta will be in La Pine Library meeting room on Friday mornings, to help with social services. No appointment needed. Fridays from 10:00 – 11:30 am Summer Reading Program: Libraries Rock! Are you ready for a rockin’ good summer? Be sure to make the library part of the fun. Celebrate reading with us as we read/listen all summer long! La Pine Library’s summer reading program, “Libraries Rock!” offers free books and a chance at weekly prizes for everyone. This program is for all ages, with events for children age 0-11, teens age 12-17, and adults 17 and older! Plus there are grand prizes, and programs all summer long, such as family concerts, musical storytimes, Camp Rockalong for kids, maker events for tweens and teens, and programs on gems and music for adults. Sign up and get a free book in June, and then keep reading for yummy coupons and awesome prizes, all summer long! See you at the library! June 16 - August 18, 2018 Library Closure All Deschutes Public Libraries will be CLOSED on Wednesday, July 4th! Moon Rocks & Geodes Make shark tooth geodes and DIY glitter dough! Ages 12 – 17! Thursday, July 5, 3:00 pm Friends’ Annual Summer Book Sale Come check out a fantastic Book Sale by the Friends of the La Pine Library! Everyone is welcome! Thursday, July 5, 3 pm - 5 pm, Members Only PreSale (only $5. to join) Friday, July 6, 10 am – 6 pm, Lots of books to choose from! Saturday, July 7, 10 am – 3 pm, (Bag Sale from 1 – 3 pm, only $4. per bag!) Camp Rockalong: Rock It with Art Petroglyphs? Pictographs? Make inspiring rock art and play ancient rock games! Ages 6-11. Tuesday, July 10, 1:00 pm Lipbone Redding Lipbone Redding shares his “voice-tramental” talents! Adult program. Wednesday, July 11, 12:00 pm Down Beat - Be a music maker! Build DIY instruments! Ages 12 – 17! Wednesday, July 11, 3:00 pm Rock, Rattle & Roll Strike it big! Pan for gold, create geodes, and toss boulders! Ages 3-11. Registration required. Saturday, July 14, 11:00 am Rockin’ Bracelets & Keychains Create a unique mineral accessory! Ages 12 – 17! Wednesday, July 18, 3:00 pm Music, Movement & Stories Movement, music and stories to develop skills! Geared to 3-5 yearolds. Thursday, July 19, 10:30 am

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cont from page 13 corp Insurance, Corner Store, Country Insurance, and Grocery Outlet. Sponsors receive major advertising benefits in exchange for their support. Three-day passes with free camping are popular; one- or two-day passes are also available and pricing is tiered. Kids under 13 are welcome (at no charge) and teen prices are very affordable. Purchase tickets and RV spaces online at www.newberryevent. com. There’s also a form to inquire about volunteering or becoming a vendor or sponsor. Google and Facebook have great reviews of the event. features joyful photos and videos from the previous five years, showing young families, aging hippies and area visitors having fabulous fun and a mellow time. Picture yourself there!


The Library Book Club Intriguing titles with a fun group! Call or go online for our next read! Everyone is welcome! Thursday, July 19, 12:00 pm

Moon Rocks & Geodes 12–17 YRS Make shark tooth geodes and DIY glitter dough. Tuesday, July 3 • 3:00 p.m.











Family Fun 0–5 YRS Interactive story time with songs, rhymes, and crafts. Tuesdays • 10:30 a.m.



Everything Zen Rocks Find your center painting mandalas and decorating rocks! Ages 12 – 17! Wednesday, July 25, 3:00 pm

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Stuffed Animal Sleepover Wear PJ’s, hear a story. Leave a stuffed friend for an overnight adventure! Ages 0-11. Thursday, July 26, 10:30 am



Friends’ of the La Pine Library Meeting The Friends will be meeting in the La Pine Library meeting room. Everyone is welcome! Tuesday, July 24, 1:00 pm



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

Music, Movement & Stories 3–5YRS Movement and stories to develop skills. Tuesday, July 17 • 10:30 a.m.




La Pine Frontier Days, quarterly TBD La Pine Lions Club, first Wednesday 6pm, Finley Butte Community Hall La Pine Park & Recreation District, February 16, 3:30pm, La Pine Community Center La Pine Senior Center, second Tuesday, 9am 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 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.

Rockin’ Bracelets & Keychains 12–17 YRS Create a unique mineral accessory. Tuesday, July 17 • 3:00 p.m. Rock, Rattle & Roll 3–11 YRS Strike it big! Pan for gold, create geodes, and toss boulders. Registration required. Saturday, July 21 • 11:00 a.m. Stuffed Animal Sleepover 0–11 YRS Wear PJs, hear a story. Leave a stuffed friend for an overnight adventure! Tuesday, July 24 • 10:30 a.m. Everything Zen Rocks 12–17 YRS Find your center painting mandalas and decorating rocks. Tuesday, July 24 • 3:00 p.m. Two-Necked Guitar Player Mark Kroos plays two guitar necks at the same time. Wednesday, July 25 • 12:00 p.m. Camp Rockalong: Anansi the Rockin’ Spider - Enjoy a puppet show about how Anansi the Spider tricks his friends with a special rock, learn about different rocks in our area, and make your own “special Anansi rock” to take home. Sunriver: July 31 • 1:00 p.m.




Board of Directors Meetings

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







Camp Rockalong: Groovin’ and Movin’ Get your groove on and move to the beat, plus make your own instrument. Sunriver: July 17 • 1:00 p.m.



Down Beat 12–17 YRS Be a music maker. Build DIY instruments. Tuesday, July 10 • 3:00 p.m.

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Top Tips and Decluttering Insights for Your Next Move

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