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These are the type robots that the two teams have had to build for FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) competitions sponsored by “ORTOP” and “FIRST. FTC” which involves students from the 6th to the 12th grades. They build their Robots to meet a By Mike Way and Ken Mulenex, La Pine STEM Group “It’s fun, I am learning a lot. There are enough students that we NEED more equipment,” said Scott Bozich, La Pine High Science teacher.

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Help Determine the Future of Downtown La Pine What would you like to see in our downtown area? What features would make it more appealing for residents and visitors? What type of public and private development makes sense? Let city officials know your thoughts by filling out a 21-question survey explained on page 5 of this issue.

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By Andrea Hine, Contributing Writer La Pine’s newest City Council member, Craig Heaton, was on assignment all over the U.S. and parts of Europe while working for the company that provided “every single drop of liquid hydrogen for the space shuttle launches.” Recently-appointed as a and only a grocery store and a member of the City Council, post office.” So he knows the Craig Heaton lived for many charms and challenges of a years in a West Virginia town small community first-hand. “one-third the size of La Heaton is equally familiar Pine, with no traffic signals with the opposite extreme, See New City Councilor page 5

In 1865, the population of the territory included in Wasco county, according to a state census, was challenge and standards that is released annually & required 1,898. At this point, world-wide. ABOVE LEFT: Vince Jones (junior at La Pine Wasco was one High) states “I really enjoy this (building and coding robots), vast cattle range, it makes school productive and fun.” with no extensive He’s talking about a new program at La Pine High, “Rofarming of any sort. botics”. Through members of The La Pine STEM Group, the The hill lands were school has initiated two new programs. The STEM group, a considered worthSee STEM Robotics page 19 less for agricultural purposes. Even so, the interior was finally growing. Sheep and beef ranchers were beginning to multiply, and the railroad had.begun building through the county in ‘1880. .This resulted in a great increase in activity, and brought many permanent settlers throughout the region. Wasco, ‘’mother of counties,’’ was about to be carved up again. In 1882, Old Crook County was formed out of Wasco, a county conBy Staff Writer taining over 8,000 Ken Mulenex presented the first annual Newberry Eagle square miles. The “Citizen of the Year” award to Kim Hafermalz, former Execuboundary lines extive Director of the Community Kitchen, at the organization’s tended to the John Aloha fundraiser held in her honor. Day River, to the “To honor that outstanding again be bestowing its ‘Citizen Grant County line, individual whose accomplishments of the Year’ award,” said Ken and to the Lane exemplify the values of the Mulenex, General Manager. County line, with greater La Pine community “This annual acknowledgement the county seat beand make it a better place to is given to a deserving See Looking live,” the Newberry Eagle will individual who best represents Back pg 15 See Award Nomination page 3

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“I’m a New Type of D.A.” –

Q & A With John Hummel, Deschutes County District Attorney By Andrea Hine, Contributing Writer

The primary goal of John Hummel, among the candidates running for reelection on the May ballot, is to make Deschutes County the safest place to live and raise a family. Known for being “tough on crime,” he is also committed to stopping crime before it starts with drug and mental health programs designed to increase access to treatment. Q. What made you decide to run for District Attorney in 2014? A. I didn’t grow up wanting to be a D.A., but as a kid had set my sights on being a professional baseball player. When I realized that I couldn’t hit a curveball, I decided to be a cop. Four years ago, I decided to run for District Attorney – confident that I could redefine the role, given my 20 years of legal, policy and conflict resolution experience. I’m tough on crime, and believe in my core that I’m here to enforce the law – even if that sometimes means setting aside my personal views (such as being against the death penalty). At the same time, I’m a new type of D.A., and am committed to stopping crime before it starts – because safety is better secured when crimes don’t happen in the first place.

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Q. What’s your view about spending time out in the community, instead of in the courtroom? A. As an elected official, I strongly believe in the need to be aware of what people are thinking. When running for office, I visited every electoral precinct in the county (even towns as small as Brothers with a population of 12 people), and promised to be tough but fair. I won them all. Now I make an extra special effort to get out into the community, including outlying areas, where plenty of people come up to me and share their ideas. I owe it to those who elected me. The flip side of the coin is equally true – keeping people informed so they know what I’ve done. Q. What has been your most important goal as District Attorney? A. My top goal is to make Deschutes County the safest place in the state to live and raise a family. This requires working with partners to prevent crime, and making sure that those committing crimes get the jail and prison time they deserve. My office is dedicated to making sure that violent criminals are caught, prosecuted and put away. Q. What is the relationship between the D.A.’s office and other law enforcement agencies? A. I’ve redoubled partnerships with local law enforcement agencies such as the Sheriff’s Office, Police Department, and Drugs & Alcohol to identify better ways to address drug abuse. We’re working together closely to increase access to treatment for those who commit drug-related crimes -- so they can return to society and a productive life. Put another way, the vast majority of people charged with drug offenses are not a threat to the public. If we identify them early, we can ensure that they never enter the criminal justice system and instead get the long-term help they need for drug and alcohol addiction. This includes the use of medication-assisted treatment when appropriate (such as that offered at La Pine Community Health Center). We’ve also come a long way in addressing mental health issues, and now have crisis intervention teams that respond to early warning signs with the goal of helping people before they hurt themselves or others. We have had great success rates. Q. What other accomplishments would you single out in your first term? A. During my three years in office, the County’s crime rate has dropped eight percent, and the total number of crimes has gone

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down even as population and tourism continued to grow. Improved management of the D.A.’s office has resulted in dramatic cost reductions – and better use of tax dollars to reduce crime and protect innocent victims. On the law enforcement side, the sheriff and police departments are inching closer to full staffing, with all potential hires undergoing intense background checks and psychological testing. Q. Is there an aspect of your life that might surprise people who don’t know you well? A. In 2006, realizing that I wasn’t yet ready to settle down for good, and had another adventure in me, I sold my house in Bend, shut down my law practice and resigned from the City Council to accept a job with the Carter Center in Liberia. For the next 2 ½

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Deschutes County Address: 2577 NE Courtney Dr Bend, OR 97701 Phone: (541) 312-2233 Feb 5, 2018 10:00 AM Board of Commissioners - Business Meeting Feb 5, 2018 1:30 PM Board of Commissioners - Work Session Feb 7, 2018 9:00 AM Board of Commissioners - Business Meeting Feb 7, 2018 1:30 PM Board of Commissioners - Work Session Feb 8, 2018 Planning Commission - Regular Meeting Feb 14, 2018 9:00 AM Board of Commissioners - Business Meeting Feb 14, 2018 1:30 PM Board of Commissioners - Work Session Feb 21, 2018 9:00 AM Board of Commissioners - Business Meeting Feb 21, 2018 1:30 PM Board of Commissioners - Work Session Feb 22, 2018 Planning Commission - Regular Meeting Feb 26, 2018 10:00 AM Board of Commissioners - Business Meeting Feb 26, 2018 1:30 PM Board of Commissioners - Work Session Feb 28, 2018 9:00 AM Board of Commissioners - Business Meeting Feb 28, 2018 1:30 PM Board of Commissioners - Work Session

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Applications Due March 1 for La Pine Student Firefighter Program By Staff Writer

Setting the La Pine Fire District student firefighter program apart from others is the opportunity to work side by side with career professionals in responding to emergency situations. A training session is shown left, one of many conducted to augment academic studies at COCC. Applications are now being accepted for the La Pine Fire District Student Firefighter Program (coinciding with the start of the 2018/2019 COCC academic year). Described by Fire Chief Mike Supkis as “both progressive and aggressive,” the program requires a three-year commitment to both academic studies and working side by side with career professionals to master the fields of fire science and emergency medical services. As he explained: “No previous experience is necessary, and applicants range in age from 18 (right out of high school) to those in their 30s who are ex-military or interested in a professional change. Graduates end up with a fantastic career and a rewarding job.” The selection process (in collaboration with Central Oregon Community College (COCC) and other public safety agencies) includes an application, oral and written exams, and a physical abilities test. “It is highly competitive,” admitted Supkis. “We’re looking for independent thinkers, problem solvers, and those who are unflappable and don’t get distracted – along with being competent and caring,” he said.

After completing a rigorous five-week Firefighter Academy prior to the start of the academic year, participants receive a “full-ride scholarship” for the program’s duration – including the cost of tuition and books, a monthly stipend for basic supplies, and the ability to earn extra income by responding to off-duty emergency calls. Participants are required to live in and help staff the District’s three fire stations (on Huntington and Burgess Roads, and South Century Drive). “It’s not just a matter of going to school,” Supkis described. “You’re applying what you learned in the classroom that day to helping others. “100 percent of our graduates have subsequently been hired in firefighting, paramedic and related fields, and gone on to public service careers throughout Oregon, the Pacific Northwest, and even as far away as Washington, D.C. The growth that occurs is personal as well. According to Supkis: “By the end of their time with the Fire District, participants have learned valuable skills such as integrity, teamwork, communications and time management – and developed a strong work ethic. The discipline and confidence that have been instilled will carry over into the rest of their lives.”

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2,379 Emergency Responses for Fire District in 2017

By Staff Writer The La Pine Rural Fire Protection District responded to 2,379 calls for emergency service in 2017 – a 10 percent increase over the year before. “That’s an average of 6.5 calls each day,” noted Fire Chief Mike Supkis. “Of the total number, we were responding to two or more calls at the same time in 459 of the instances – and 128 times, three or more of our crews were sent out simultaneously. These are all serious calls – which are screened by 911 and prioritized before taking action.” Supkis said that 1,775 were Emergency Medical Service (EMS) calls, with 1,013 people subsequently taken to the ER by La Pine’s advanced life support paramedic ambulance under emergency circumstances. “I’d estimate that 10 percent of the people were in critical, life-threatening condition, which means that our paramedics saved some 100-plus lives.” Of the calls, 215 were for fires (structural, wildland and vehicles – including RVs). Vehicle accidents and rescues accounted for 84 calls, and 305 were described as “miscellaneous alarms and assist.” As Supkis explained, “this category, for things that ‘just happen,’ includes instances where a power line falls down, someone smells a potential gas leak or reports an inappropriate burn pile (which is a

The total number of emergency responses by the La Pine Fire District in 2017 included more than 1,700 EMS calls, with 1,013 people subsequently taken to the ER by the advanced life support paramedic ambulance. An estimated 10 percent were in critical condition, which means that our paramedics saved some 100 lives. potential fire hazard). “From our perspective, I’d say that the responses are up due to economic growth and general activity,” said Supkis. “People are doing more, and a greater number are traveling through the area. We’ve also witnessed considerable new construction the last two years. The 10 percent increase in just 12 months is definitely the largest we’ve ever seen.”

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“Remarkable Growth” Fuels La Pine Community Health Center LCHC Renovations Employees “Are Passionate About What They Do”

By Staff Writer “We’ve doubled our number of patients in four years -- from 4,000 in 2013 to 8,000 last year – and needed to remodel the facility due to this remarkable growth,” prefaced Charla DeHate, CEO of La Pine Community Health Center (LCHC). “The 5,400-square-foot expansion celebrated last August was the first and most dramatic phase. But we’re not done yet.” Integral to last year’s addition was a large conference room, available free of charge to community groups. “Its popularity is really gratifying,” DeHate said. “Word went out more quickly than we anticipated, and the room is booked steadily – so much so that we needed to configure another space for staff meetings.” The work now underway (scheduled for completion at the end of March) also includes moving LCHC’s front doors, currently located to the side of the main entrance, to a position directly in front. Restrooms are being constructed to the right of the front doors for patrons of the building (including Drug Mart Pharmacy and Rebound Physical Therapy). “We’re creating a private consult room where people can discuss medical and nonmedical issues with the appropriate staff member,” continued DeHate. “Patients will be able to see the reception area – and our lovely welcoming staff -- immediately after entering LCHC. These enhancements will double the waiting room space and facilitate better patient flow,” she added. A final touch: windows to let in direct light that will cascade into the entire area (replacing ceilings that covered the skylights). ““La Pine Community Health Center has been saving money for four years in order to fund these renovations. We knew we needed to do something because we were growing so fast. None of the accrued money was taken from patient care,” DeHate emphasized.

La Pine Community Health Center remains open while construction crews continue the renovations first signaled by a 5,400-square-foot addition to the facility in 2017. Including new placement of the front door and restrooms, the changes are reflective of the organization’s growth – a doubling of patients in four years. “The renovations will enable us to continue growing and provide 360-degree care. Not just adult and pediatric medical services, but behavioral and mental health, an outreach program, transportation assistance, RN case management, dental vouchers, and much more. “Our goal is assisting people in the community to become healthier. As our slogan reinforces: ‘We’re right here, right now.’”

Retaining good employees is an issue in every industry, made even more challenging in health care due to the emotionally draining nature of patient care. Judging by its low turnover rates – where 10 percent of employees have 10 years or more with the organization, 12 percent boast between five and 10 years (including CEO Charla DeHate), and 60 percent are new in the past two years due to the growth of the organization – La Pine Community Health Center (LCHC) is definitely doing something right. “The people who work here are special,” asserted Kindra Barker, X-Ray Technician, “and they’re a major reason I’ve stayed at LCHC for 13 years. I enjoy working alongside them – everyone brings something important to patient care, and they are passionate about what they do.” Barker, who moved to La Pine “temporarily” in 1996, worked initially as a veterinarian’s assistant before transitioning to human medicine a year later. She has worked in healthcare in southern Deschutes County for more than 18 years, and witnessed the impact CEO Charla DeHate has made. “I’ve watched her take LCHC from a negative to a positive, and consider her a friend. She truly cares about the employees.” Continued Barker: “Because we’re a smaller organization, you feel that Charla is one of the group, and that you can go to her directly if the need arises.” She freely admits that “both LCHC employees and patients have seen a lot of providers come and go over the years. Changing family dynamics play a big part – not everyone finds life in a small town to their liking. Our turnover is just part of life, working in healthcare in rural Deschutes County, and long-time employees such as me – who are familiar faces – are a huge comfort to patients.” Another perspective is provided by Pauline Miller, Accounts Payable

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Pauline Miller (left) and Kindra Barker (right) share a moment with Mr. Bones, a mascot at La Pine Community Center known for his holiday-themed decorations and as an anatomically helpful training aid. Miller and Barker are among the 22 percent of employees who have been with LCHC for more than five years – testifying to the organization’s low turnover rate. Specialist, who moved from Portland to La Pine in 1996. Having never lived in a small town before, she “found the contrast very shocking. Everything closed at 5 p.m.” Shock was transcended by appreciation when – soon after relocating – Miller’s mother died. She went to Western Union (located in Ray’s), and “the manager and several employees came over to where I was standing, presented me with a bouquet of flowers, and offered their condolences,” Miller recounted. Her banking background helped secure a part-time job at LCHC. Miller was subsequently moved to the front desk and then to accounts payable, where she assists with the business side of the daily operations. “It’s the employees who have kept me here – they’re like family,” claimed the 10-plus year LCHC veteran. “Mostly from La Pine, they’re good people and very loving. They truly care not only about each other, but also about the communities they serve.”

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years, I led efforts to help Liberians improve their justice and mental health systems, and bring living-wage jobs to communities there. It was one of the greatest decisions I’ve ever made. Q. What else should we know about you? A. I like to try new things, and have always believed in being civically engaged. I’m also a contrarian, and make a point never to watch my TV interviews. Most important, I enjoy this job, and want to continue doing it – by fulfilling our mission to efficiently and effectively seek justice for the safety and well-being of our community.


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Behind the Scenes: $25 Million of “The Energy Is Incredible” at System Improvements Slated Sustainable City Program Kick-Off By Staff Writer Turbine pumps (one of which is shown above), five lift stations, 420+ water hydrants, a 1.2-million-gallon reservoir (constructed of welded steel, the best in the industry), two wells feeding the reservoir that produce 10 - 20 million gallons per month in the summer, a 75-acre hay field for irrigation, and a vast three-pond treatment site – all these are integral components of La Pine’s current water and wastewater system. “But that won’t be enough to support a growing population,” asserted Jake Obrist, Public Works Manager, who will be working closely with the engineering firm contracted to design and construct infrastructure improvements that will add almost a third to the number of existing utility customers. With an estimated $25 million price tag, the multi-year project “addresses a long-acknowledged need -- a new well source at the north end of La Pine. With only one direct feed currently coming into town, the system is vulnerable,” claimed Obrist. “We saw that several years ago when a vehicle hit a fire hydrant near the storage tank – and temporarily shut off city water to all 700+ accounts.” Obrist’s advocacy of system improvements extends to a soon-to-be-implemented addition to the Public Works arsenal that he spearheaded: a GIS (Geographical Information System) that will map, identify, store and analyze field data. Another project that he instituted, Te-

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lemetry, “is a process of recording and transmitting the readings of an instrument. This will even alert me by text if something in the field isn’t functioning correctly or needs immediate attention,” he explained. While Obrist is thoroughly comfortable with the latest technological breakthroughs, some aspects of Public Works’ responsibilities necessitate hands-on involvement. “We check the reservoir site daily, conduct sampling at the pumps, monitor the lift stations and the treatment ponds, and do a lot of our own vehicle maintenance, to give a few examples.” And Obrist is right there with his men: “I like getting in the ditch and getting dirty. I don’t ask my guys to do something I wouldn’t do.”

New City Councilor continued from front page having spent a decade in Southern California as the result of a job transfer. “Fifteen million other people live in the Los Angeles Basin – I thought I could, too. “I’ve always kept my ears – and my options – open,” he said. Heaton spent his 30-year career with Air Products & Chemicals, Inc. (an international corporation that sells gases and chemicals for industrial uses), where he specialized in plant construction, startup work and operations. “Air Products provided every single drop of liquid hydrogen for the space shuttle launches,” noted the former Senior Instruments & Electrical Technician. “I’ve worn a lot of different hats, and been on assignment all over the U.S. and parts of Europe,” Heaton recalled. “But I’ve still got all my fingers and toes, so I did something right.” Most recently a resident of Springfield, Oregon (as his daughter is an air traffic controller at the Eugene Airport), Heaton saw the City Council position as “great learning opportunity. I wanted to understand what makes La Pine tick. “La Pine is new and growing,” he

commented. “The town is figuring out what it wants to be – and is off to a good start.” He compares it to many small communities in Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia that are “in a state of fiscal emergency, and have collectively lost hundreds of thousands of jobs – leaving this generation holding the bag for what previous generations had built.” This situation “emphasizes the need for a town’s economy to be diversified, and not rely on one industry or one segment such as business for its health,” added Heaton. In his opinion, “infrastructure is the number one priority.” He is emphatic that “although I’m now part of the City Council, I represent the public. Like other residents, I’m paying taxes and living here. And, to echo Mayor Dennis Scott, I’d like to see more public participation. “Don’t expect me to be predictable,” Heaton warned. “I notice things that others don’t, and want to know the history behind what has already been done.” His probing has already yielded positive results: “Things are starting to gel for me.” A ham radio enthusiast, Heaton – who “never thought I would move again” – is happy to be settled here. “Everyone is friendly, and responds when you say hello. In Southern California where I lived, people looked down at their feet and

walked away. Plus, now I have time to go fishing.”

A student participant interviews Mayor Dennis Scott during the kick-off of the Sustainable City Year Program (SCYP), developed by the University of Oregon in 2009 and subsequently adopted by 30 universities in the U.S., as well as internationally. Previously implemented in larger cities such as Albany, Salem, Gresham, Springfield, Medford and Redmond, the partnership will bring dozens of graduate and undergraduate students to La Pine in the coming year. They will work on projects ranging from leveraging the city’s industrial land to economic development, bicycle transit, solar energy, workforce assessment, urban renewal, and downtown revitalization. “The goal is to make La Pine better for everyone who lives and works here by advancing real

community goals,” explained Marc Schlossberg, co-manager of the Sustainable Cities Initiative. “We’ll also be exploring how people who are driving past on US 97 can become more engaged with the town.” “The energy is incredible,” City Manager Cory Misley observed. “It has taken two years to work through all the details, but we’re now underway, and the project is even bigger and better than initially envisioned.” “This is exciting stuff,” added Dennis Scott. “We need this fresh and spirited outlook, and look forward to seeing a lot of young faces on our streets.”

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By Florence Neis, Staff Writer Junior ROTC cadets from the Cascade Mountains League will meet February 3rd at La Pine High School to engage in their annual Drill Meet. Approximately 500 cadets from 17 schools in Oregon and Washington will compete in the following areas: physical fitness, air rifle, color guard, unarmed drill team, individual drill competition, armed drill team, and drill down. The one day of competition is free and open to the public. Commander Kyle Olechnowicz, USN (retired) is pleased to note that “Bob Maxwell, the oldest living Medal of Honor winner and Bend resident, will be attending the day’s activities.” He added that this is the first time for the armed drill team to compete this year. Cadets from Mountain View High School in Bend will assist with logistics. The cadets will be judged by ROTC officers from Oregon State University and recruiters from the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps. The La Pine Lions Club will provide lunch for all attendees. President Gary Mose is enthusiastic about this opportunity to cater the event as a fundraiser for the Lions’ fountain project. “We are happy to assist with the JROTC Drill Meet luncheon and look forward to the day’s events,” said Gary. Following the Awards Ceremony, activities include “snowshoe flag football” and a dance. Master Gunnery Sergeant Donald Wilborn hopes “La Pine gets enough snow for football!”

Midstate Electric Board Districts 1, 2 and 8 Up for Election in 2018 An election for board of director positions to oversee the cooperative’s operation will take place at MEC’s 2018 annual membership meeting on Saturday, May 12. Petitions for board districts 1, 2 and 8 must be on file by March 13. Candidates to represent those districts may be nominated for director by filing a petition signed by at least fifteen members of the cooperative residing in that district. Petitions are available at MEC’s office.

District 1 Current Director – Vic Russell District 1 (Lazy River) is described as: North boundary is Spring River Road and its extension east and west. West boundary is the Lane County and the Deschutes County line. South boundary is the south line of Township 20 South, which is about 1.5 miles north of the intersection of State Rec Road and Highway 97. East boundary is approximately 8 miles east of Highway 97.

District 2 Current Director – Robert Reed District 2 (South La Pine) is described as: North boundary is Burgess Road and its extension east and west. West boundary is the Lane County and the Deschutes County line. South boundary is the Deschutes County and Klamath County line. East boundary is 18 miles east of Finley Butte.

District 8 Current Director – Diana Cox District 8 (Christmas Valley) is described as: North boundary is an East-West line 1 mile north of Christmas Valley Road. West boundary is the Klamath County and Lake County line. South boundary is the Lake County and Klamath County line. East boundary is Picture Rock Pass.


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Civic News Local Man Shoots Himself in the Hand! GUN SAFETY TIPS Courtesy of California OAG pletely passes through the target, it could There are six basic gun safety rules for gun strike a person or object. Identify the target owners to understand and practice at all times: and make sure it is what you intend to shoot. 1. Treat all guns as if they are loaded. Always If you are in doubt, DON’T SHOOT! Never assume that a gun is loaded even if you fire at a target that is only a movement, think it is unloaded. Every time a gun is hancolor, sound or unidentifiable shape. Be dled for any reason, check to see that it is aware of all the people around you before unloaded. If you are unable to check a gun you shoot. to see if it is unloaded, leave it alone and seek help from someone more knowledge- 5.Know how to properly operate your gun. It is important to become thoroughly familiar able about guns. with your gun. You should know its me2. K eep the gun pointed in the safest possible chanical characteristics including how to direction. Always be aware of where a gun properly load, unload and clear a malfunction is pointing. A “safe direction” is one where from your gun. Obviously, not all guns are an accidental discharge of the gun will not mechanically the same. Never assume that cause injury or damage. Only point a gun at what applies to one make or model is exactly an object you intend to shoot. Never point a applicable to another. You should direct gun toward yourself or another person. questions regarding the operation of your 3. K eep your finger off the trigger until you are gun to your firearms dealer or contact the ready to shoot. Always keep your finger off the trigger and outside the trigger guard until manufacturer directly. you are ready to shoot. Even though it may 6. Store your gun safely and securely to prevent unauthorized use. Guns and be comfortable to rest your finger on the ammunition should be stored separately. trigger, it also is unsafe. If you are moving When the gun is not in your hands, you around with your finger on the trigger and must still think of safety. Use an approved stumble or fall, you could inadvertently pull firearms safety device on the gun, such as the trigger. Sudden loud noises or movea trigger lock or cable lock, so it cannot be ments can result in an accidental discharge fired. Store it unloaded in a locked container, because there is a natural tendency to tightsuch as an approved lock box or a gun en the muscles when startled. The trigger is safe. Store your gun in a different location for firing and the handle is for handling. than the ammunition. For maximum safety 4. K now your target, its surroundings and you should use both a locking device and a beyond. Check that the areas in front of and storage container. behind your target are safe before shooting. Be aware that if the bullet misses or com-

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’m 73, and have been around guns since I was eight years old. My daddy taught me gun safety, and his number one rule was to treat every gun as if it is loaded. When cleaning a firearm, he was adamant that all the bullets be taken out first.” The chagrined local resident, who prefers to remain anonymous, admitted that on the fateful day, “I was tired and my head was fuzzy. I missed that critical step, and paid the consequences. It will never happen again.” Because he “wouldn’t want anyone to go through what I have in the past few days,” the ex-hydraulic mechanic, who has lived in La Pine since 2007, decided to share his tale. “After I yelled to my wife that ‘I just shot myself,’ she called 911. First on the scene were deputies from the Sheriff’s Office, wanting to know what had happened. They know what they’re doing and how to do it,” affirmed the injured man. “They give the feeling that they are in control, and act as absolute gentlemen. I have a lot of respect for them.” Next to arrive on that fateful afternoon were EMTs from the Fire District, “who were absolutely great – very knowledgeable and comforting in trying to access my pain level and how I was feeling.” Continued the contrite would-be gun cleaner: “The EMTs quickly realized that my wedding ring had to be cut off, or there would be a problem when my finger started to swell. Then I started to feel dizzy and sick to my stomach, and warned the EMTs that I was about to faint – at which point

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Anyone living close to Hwy 97 knows the dangers of that road. I can’t be the only resident impacted by the dangers of it and wondering if ODOT is going to take action regarding a solution to the 13 million dollar overpass that is not happening. As a resident, I feel overlooked and put off. When ODOT came to La Pine to explain why they were not going to complete the overpass, they came with no alternatives or solutions and simply told us they would talk about it in a workshop the following month. I see a RR overpass on the South end of Bend going over Hwy 97, something ODOT says is not feasible. When asked about a light at Burgess just to try to slow traffic and make a safe entry to the highway, we were told that would take a lot of study. Perhaps ODOT should communicate with the residents of La Pine to let us know if they are making any progress on a solution. Or will it once again be Government “studies” and no action in a timely manner. – Kent Hane

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they put me on a gurney to take me to St. Charles in Bend. I had never felt such pain before.” A neighbor who witnessed the incident observed that “the crews weren’t babying him. Rather, it was a supportive and caring atmosphere that I saw and felt while standing there.” “I’m feeling pretty good now,” the recovering resident claimed, “and have friends and family who put me on their prayer chain. And I’ve learned my lesson – the hard way. As a poster in one of my previous workplaces declared: ‘safety is no accident.’”

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Parks & Rec Unveils Shining “We’re Very, Very Happy Here,” & Safer New Floor Claim Grounded Café Partners By Staff Writer

Grounded Café, celebrating its one-year anniversary in La Pine, offers locally-made items ranging from “great coffee, both medium and dark roast from Java Kiss, to jams, jellies, salsa and barbeque sauce from L&S Gardens,” said Karen McCormack. Now featured are photographs by chef and partner Harold Johnson, who has been capturing Oregon’s landscapes with his camera and talents for more than 10 years.

“It took a community effort to do this,” credited Karen Miller, Executive Director of Park & Recreation as she addressed a crowd of supporters at the official ribbon cutting ceremony. “Our new floor adds great dimension to the building, is designed to last for decades, and is a lot safer than its concrete predecessor. We thank the pickle ball players for their inspiration, and the Park & Rec Foundation for securing the funding. Everyone loves it!” “There’s a lot of positive momentum in the organization,” affirmed Bruce Abernathy of the Park & Rec Foundation, “and we’re grateful to everyone involved.”

Project Wildfire Receives National Honor

By Alison Green, Project Wildfire

Central Oregon’s Project Wildfire has been selected to receive a 2018 Wildfire Mitigation Award. The award is the highest national honor a program can receive for outstanding work and significant program impact in wildfire preparedness and mitigation. “This award belongs to each person who built Project Wildfire and who sustains its efforts in Deschutes County,” said Deschutes County Commissioner and Project Wildfire Board Member Phil Henderson. “Since Project Wildfire was formed in 2004, program staff, many partners, and residents have worked tirelessly to create disaster resistant communities in Central Oregon.” The National Wildfire Mitigation Award recognizes the efforts of

organizations and individuals who have implemented successful and sustainable wildfire mitigation projects on the ground in their community. These awards are designed to recognize outstanding service at the federal, state, local and tribal levels of government and at the local community level. “We’re honored to receive this recognition,” said Project Wildfire Coordinator Alison Green. “This is a great recognition of the engagement we see in Central Oregon, through collaborative partnerships and with our engaged residents. We look forward to continuing to work together to ensure we have innovative, cutting edge tools to tackle the wildland fire problem we face in Central Oregon.”

en and Harry as a partner. It’s nice to be By Andrea Hine, Contributing Writer “The most surprising aspect of our working together again. “Coming here also enabled me to refirst year is how welcoming and supportkindle previous friendships forged at ive the whole community has been,” said Palmer’s – and build new ones,” continowner Karen McCormack. “This has been ued Casey Johnson. “In addition to people true since day one.” who live close by, our customers include In an industry with daunting failure those who drive all the way down from rates (as high as 60 percent in the first year Bend.” of operation), Grounded Café is beating the “They miss us and Harry’s cooking,” Mcodds. As partner Harry Johnson affirmed, Cormack noted, adding that “Casey is a won“people here just want to see us succeed. derful woman and a wonderful addition.” “Many small towns are closed off if Defying the stereotype of a restaurant residents don’t know you,” he continued. ruled by an autocratic chef, McCormack “It’s the opposite here. Everyone has been insists that “no one person here is boss – really nice.” we discuss changes and new ideas togethAdmitting that his biggest challenge as er. If we don’t agree, we’re able to come chef has been “the small size of the kitchto a compromise.” Compromise is not an en,” Johnson nevertheless manages to option, however, in “our focus on executcreate consistently patron-pleasing menu options. “The daily breakfast omelets and ing orders in a timely manner, and on our scrambles are always a good seller,” he excellent service.” McCormack pointed out that “we ennoted. “And, although I personally don’t courage groups to meet here, and have addlike avocados, they are also very popular ed two large tables to facilitate such gathin selections such our grilled turkey baerings.” These include work sessions with con sandwich with swiss cheese – which city officials, birthday and breakfast parties. always sells out.” “Based on what’s best for our customAdds McCormack: “We have a great ers, and what’s best for us, we’ve firmed clam chowder, which is served every Friup our hours of operation,” she said. day with a grilled albacore tuna melt,” Grounded Café is now open for breakfast with avocado again making an appearand lunch from Wednesday through Satance. “And we’ve become known for our urday 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., and Sunday 9 a.m. homemade potato salad, biscuits and gravy, and hamburgers (made with grass-fed – 2 p.m. “We’ve had a great turnout since reopening on Sunday, with a lot of support beef and special seasonings).” The McCormack-Johnson partner- from church groups, for example.” B U I L T T O A H I G H E R“We’re S TA N D A R D very happy here,” assertvery, ship began at Palmer’s Café in Bend, ed the three partners, “both in the café and and lasted 15 years – during which time in the town. We want to thank everyone in Casey Johnson, at only 15 years of age, the community.” began waitressing there. “I considered it Grounded Cafe is located in the Aspen an opportunity,” she recounted, “just as I Alley Mall at 51470 U.S. 97. Tel: 514B U I L T T O A H I G H E R S T A N D A R D couldn’t pass up the chance to rejoin Kar241-0980.

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Obituary Daniel Edward Court, Sr. March 3, 1935 to January 13, 2018

Former La Pine resident, Daniel E. Court, Sr. 82, passed away peacefully in his home on January 13, 2018, with his wife and family by his side in Grants Pass, Oregon. Daniel was born on March 3, 1935, in Modesto, CA, to William & Mary (Hubbard) Court. He celebrated his 54th Wedding Anniversary to his lovely bride, Kathryne S. Court on Jan. 1, 2018. They raised 9 children and have 23 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Daniel & Kathryne enjoyed retirement life in La Pine, Oregon, for the last several years, taking in full advantage of the great outdoors. He loved fishing in the mountain lakes, hunting for deer and elk in the woods behind his home, and plowing the snow in driveways of his neighbors in the winter. He was an active member of his LDS Church in La Pine. After graduating from high school in Hayward, CA, Daniel served in the U.S. Navy from 1952 – 1956, and received an Honorable Discharge. He fought in the Korean War as a Gunner on the USS Oriskany. He raised his children in Nevada and California, where he taught them the love for the great outdoors with many camping and hunting trips throughout the years. He also enjoyed rock hunting, and was an avid gold dredger. Daniel is survived by his wife Kathryne; sister Verna; children John, Corey, Ted, Bill, Jim, Kathy, Bonnie & Betty’ and 37 grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents William & Mary; brother David; sister Nancie; and son Daniel E. Court, Jr. Baird Memorial Chapel of La Pine, Oregon, with the assistance of Stephens Family Chapel of Grants Pass, Oregon, conducted a private family viewing and cremation service for the family. A Celebration of Life Ceremony with Military Honors will be held at the home of Jim & Linda Court on the Rogue River in Gold Hill, Oregon, on February 9, 2018. Many thanks go out to the wonderful professionals at Asante Three Rivers Hospital, Asante Physician Partners and the Providence Home Health & Hospice Team who helped our family during Daniel’s final days before he took his journey to Heaven. God Bless you Dad!!

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Critical Care Air Transport D By Kristin Lingman, Contributing Writer

id you know that AirLink Critical Care Transport, formally known as AirLife of Oregon, has actively served the communities of Central Oregon for 33+ years? The first of its kind to the region, AirLink CCT began its program with a Bell Long Ranger helicopter. Their mission? To serve remote communities in need, by providing excellence in patient care, safety and clinical innovation. Talk to anyone at AirLink CCT and they’ll agree that this story wouldn’t have been possible had it not been for the community support of our Central and Eastern Oregon residents and St. Charles Hospital. AirLink CCT, purchased from St. Charles in 2014 and now owned by Med-Trans Corp and Metro aviation has a unique history and really unlike most flight programs in the United States. The program had its helicopter and its hangar based out of St. Charles Medical Center paid for by the donations of the citizens and devout community members the program serves.

United Way Announces New Board Members By Diana Fischetti, Contributing Writer United Way of Deschutes County announces the election of 7 new members to the Board of Directors. The Board is leading an organizational transformation to achieve greater impact in our community by bringing together people and organizations to address issues and challenges that affect us all. The new members of the Board are Jamie Christman, Bend Chamber of Commerce; Ron Gregg, Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church; Jennifer Moss Lewis, PacificSource Health Plans; Corinne Muldoon, Patheon; Anne Pendygraft, Telecare Corporation; Thereasa Roy, Kollective; and Colleen Scott, La Pine Community Volunteer. Jacob Fain, Morgan Stanley, has been elected to serve a one year term as President of United Way’s Board of Directors. Other Board Officers will be elected in January. “This is a critical time for our organization. The Board provides the visionary leadership needed to create lasting, and measurable change in our community, and to affect conditions that contribute to our community’s biggest challenges,” stated Eli Ashley, outgoing United Way Board President. “Together with the nonprofits with which we partner, as well as our business partners and individual stakeholders, we can create a healthier and more prosperous Central Oregon for everyone in our community.” For 65 years, United Way of Deschutes County has helped enrich community life by addressing local priorities and focusing on the building blocks of opportunity: health, education, and financial stability. The organization has recently added another priority – reducing childhood trauma and building resilience in individuals, families, and our community – in an upstream move

In Air Medicine, for a community to take on such a large initiative is relatively unheard of. Recently, we spoke to AirLink’s Program Director, Kathy Dyck and she said this alone is a driving factor in everything we do as a way for us to give back to community that gave us so much, “We consider it a privilege that our scope of practice affords us the ability to truly provide critical intensive care for the communities we serve and to our members. We are honored that at their most vulnerable times our members have entrusted their lives to us. This level of trust demands integrity, precision and expert distinction in everything we do.” Since its inception, AirLink has been a clinically innovative flight program from its in-flight Point of Care Testing Lab, to our video laryngoscopy for tracheal intubation, and the carrying of lifesaving blood on each flight, a practice not held by most flight programs. And while clinical AirLink has stayed on the cutting edge of Air Medicine the company has always maintained a

central tenet that to truly provide for a community you have to find ways to make it affordable for everyone. Also, one of the country’s oldest and largest membership programs AirLink believes in covering every individual in a household for one small annual fee without any additional or out of pocket costs. The costs of Air Medicine can be exceptionally expensive, but a membership in Airlink protects individuals and families from this burden. AirLink is also part of the largest membership program in the west and one of the largest throughout the country. AirMedCare Network (AMCN ), the group that manages AirLink’s Membership, also manages 320 bases across 38 states in the US. Here in Oregon and other states your membership is reciprocal with REACH Air Medical and Cal-Ore Lifeflight. However, unfortunately Lifeflight Network is not part of the AMCN and thus is not reciprocal. But AirLink is working diligently to see if the two can form an alliance program making it affordable to have both company’s memberships.

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Day of Love – The Complex Origins of Valentine’s Day By Ken Mulenex, Staff Writer On February 14, couples from around the world recognize Valentine’s Day. For most, Valentine’s Day is a day of love, a day to shower your beloved with gifts and tokens of appreciation, to enjoy a nice meal with them, and to have moments of romance. Many consider it to be a “Hallmark” greeting-card holiday, created by the retail business in order to get people to spend money on flowers, chocolates, stuffed animals, jewelry, travel, meals, and other luxuries (you can read about the history of Valentine’s Day cards here). However, Valentine’s Day is not a modern creation. Rather, it is a day with ancient roots, both cultural and religious. With many legends and tales surrounding Valentine’s Day, the supposed day of love, it can be difficult to ascertain exactly where and how Valentine’s Day originated. In February everyone’s heart turns to love… and chocolate… but mostly to love. February 14 is the day we show those special people in our lives how much we truly care. But did you ever wonder why? Who was Saint Valentine? And why is February 14 so special? Well, let’s have a look at the history of Valentine’s day and see if we can find out… Who was Saint Valentine? According to legend, Valentine was a priest who lived in Rome during the third century. At that time, Emperor Claudius II, who liked going to war, discovered that married men didn’t make very good soldiers. For some reason, they were more concerned about staying alive and providing for their wives and children than about enlarging the empire for him. So, he simply outlawed marriage for men of soldiering age.But Vicar Valentine was a romantic at heart. He couldn’t bear seeing young lovers unable to marry, so he defied the Emperor and performed marriages anyway – in secret, of course. When Emperor Claudius found out about Valentine’s betrayal, he was furious. Vicar Valentine found himself in a Roman prison waiting to meet his maker. While he was waiting, the jailor’s daughter would bring him his meals every day and they would chat. Soon the romantic Valentine and the kind jailor’s daughter had fallen desperately in love. But, alas, Valentine’s fate was still awaiting him. As he was being led to his death past the tearful jailor’s daughter, he slipped something

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into her hand. It was a piece of paper cut into the shape of a heart on which the sentimental priest had declared his love for her. He signed it “Your Valentine.” It’s hard to say how much of this legend is actually true since records from those days are scarce and the heart-shaped note, if it ever existed, is long gone. Long after Valentine died, he was proclaimed a saint, and his saint day was set as February 14. Supposedly, this was the date on which the tenderhearted priest was martyred and that may be true, but maybe there was another reason why February 14th was picked. On a darker side of why February 14th was picked as Valentine’s day, some say that it was chosen to divert attention away from a pagan Roman festival called Lupercalia which was held February 13-15. In this wild event, young men would go the cave where Romulus and Remus, the founders of Rome. They would sacrifice a goat then feast on goat meat and drink. Then they would make themselves goatskin loincloths and cut some of the skin into strips that they would dip in the goat’s blood. They then ran through the streets in their skimpy goatskin loincloths, whipping women with the leather strips. It was a ceremony of fertility and women lined up, often baring their backs, to be slapped with the bloody hide. They believed this would make them more fertile during the coming year. Aside from the whippings, this festival was also a time of coupling up. The names of all single women were put into a pot and then drawn out by the single men. The newly-formed couple would be paired for the duration of the festival. Sometimes this pairing up would turn into love and marriage. Continued See VALENTINE page 19


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The Scourge of Homeowners, “Lead Based Paint” By Mark O’Connell, Contributing Writer or worker who performs renovation in a pre-1978 apartment, school or facility Generally, homes built before 1978 (including private homes) must be trained most likely have been painted with and certified in EPA Renovation, Repair, lead paint. Health problems can result and Painting (RRP). from being exposed to lead-paint dust, Anyone who is paid to perform work especially children and pregnant women. that disturbs lead-based paint in homes, If you rent and have peeling, chipping child-care facilities and pre-schools paint, you should contact your landlord built before 1978 must be certified. This about repairing the painted surfaces. includes, but is not limited to, rental If you are the owner of rental property, property owners, general contractors, it is your responsibility to repair chipping residential painters and anyone else who or peeling lead based painted surfaces. is hired to do the painting. If you don’t know, then it is important As a homeowner, you can do the work to assess this need & fix it when a yourself. But if you pay someone to do new occupant moves in. The owner the work, they are subject to the EPA rule is responsible for all monitoring and and are required to receive the proper maintenance activities. training. Whether you are the person doing the repairs or you are hiring a worker or Q: Is there lead in houses in the greater contractor, it is important to do the work La Pine Area? properly so as not to create new risks for A: Yes. Like I said, anything built lead exposure. before 1978, you must assume there is. As the date gets older, it is more likely. What you should know about lead 1960 – 1978 24% testing: 1940 – 1959 69% Children who may have been exposed to lead-based paint should have a blood Before 1940 87% lead test to see if they have elevated blood lead levels. All children one and two years Q: Why should you be concerned of age, or who may have been exposed, about lead-based paint in your house? should be tested. Other children under A: The serious health risks of lead: six years of age, or who may have been • It is very hazardous for your children. exposed, should be tested if their doctors think they are at risk. • It Damages the brain, central nervous The US Environmental Protection system, and kidneys. It can cause readAgency (EPA) requires that any contractor ing & learning difficulties, behavioral

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Food

By Tonya Karlowicz, Contributing Writer

Makes 4-6 servings Ingredients: 1 large Cauliflower head, cut into small florets 2 Tbsp clarified butter, or Ghee, grass feed if possible, melted 1 cup natural cheddar cheese, shredded 1 cup almond milk, or any milk of choice 2 Tbsp water 1 Tbsp potato flour, arrowroot, corn flour, or cornstarch 4 slices of cooked nitrate-free bacon, crumbled sea salt and pepper, to your taste

I used cauliflower rice from Costco and added a chopped zucchini that I baked at 400 with 1 T clarified butter stirred in for about 10 minutes. Sautéed some chicken tenderloins (12) and set aside. Sautéed 1/2 large yellow onion, 1 large garlic clove, & 3 ribs of celery in 1 t avocado oil (adding a little water as needed). Mix everything in 9X13 casserole dish. Make cheese as directed, adding 1/4 cup of gorgonzola and 1/4 cup of Frank’s Red-Hot Sauce. Mix into ingredients in casserole dish. Bake at 350 for about 15 minutes. Top with chopped tomatoes and chives. 8 servings(ish). :)

Capirotada (Mexican Bread Pudding) By Charlene Kelley Contributing Writer 1 loaf, day-old white sliced bread 4 tablespoons butter 4½ cups water 12 ounces piloncillo(Mexican brown sugar) or 1½ cups packed dark brown sugar 4 cinnamon sticks 6 whole cloves 3 cups cheese (cheddar or Colby), shredded 1 cup raisins 1 cup walnuts, chopped Spray butter

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Butter both sides of bread slices, layer on a baking sheet and bake for 3 minutes on each side, until lightly toasted and dry. Remove and cool. Combine water, piloncillo or brown sugar, cinnamon sticks, and cloves in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil; reduce heat, creating a syrup. Simmer syrup uncovered for 20 minutes. Remove from heat and let steep, covered for 2 hours. Pour through a strainer and discard cinnamon sticks and cloves. Set syrup aside. Spray an 8 x 10½ baking dish with non-stick spray, layer ingredients in the following order: a third of the toasted

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Sunriver Angler’s Fly Tying Corner

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FEBRUARY 2018

Fishing

By Phil Fischer, Contributing Writer

Loopy Wing Blue Wing Olive (BWO)

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OLD CROOK COUNTY Forest, Haystack, Paulina, Post, Desert, Tallman, Fife, Crater and Mowry were all towns that once had a prosperous future in Old Crook County. The 1905 history of the area gives glowing reports for many of these areas, most of which exist now only in memory . Bend was merely a village on the Deschutes, and Redmond and La Pine aren’t even mentioned. Prineville was the county seat, the source of power, and the site of every major activity for the political unit. It is interesting to look at the descriptions of some of the towns, from a 1905 point of view:

is connected by long distance telephone line and stage with Antelope. Judging from the amount of developments already done in the mines, the camps of Ashwood will rank among the first of the gold and silver producers of Oregon, and possibly, copper and lead.”

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ing located in Prineville. The major surgery had been completed, but there were severai other minor operations yet to be performed on the remaining square miles of Wasco County. In 1865, Morrow County took a small slice of lane, and in that same year, Gillam County was also formed, taking pieces of Wasco and Umatilla. Sherman County diverted 648 square miles more in 1889. For a short time that same year, there. was talk of forming yet another county from Wasco and Crook, with Antelope as the county seat, but it never reached the legislature. Another movement was begun which would have created Cascade County with Hood River as the seat, but it too failed. This measure would have reduced what had once been the largest county in the United States to a size among the smallest. in Oregon, and that fact brought a great deal of opposition from those older residents of the area who remembered the county’s glory days.

would like additional information about the Loopy Wing Blue Wing Olive, please don’t hesitate to email me. Or if you have suggestions on future patterns to feature in this column, I welcome your input. I can be reached at mailto:philfischer@ sbcglobal.net.

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The hook is needle sharp, and the profile allows me to tie a much smaller fly to match the small size of the natural. The wide gape gives a superior chance at hooking the fish. And barbless allows a much quicker and more gentle release so as not to stress the fish. Give this pattern a try. I think you’ll like it! Loopy Wing Blue Wing Olive Materials List: Hook: Firehole Outdoors 413 Barbless Competition Hook (Short Shank, 3X Gape), Sizes 16-18, or similar Thread: Veevus 14/0 Olive Shuck: Zelon – Dark Olive Abdomen: Turkey Biot – Dark Olive Wing: CDC – Medium Dun or Natural Thorax: Superfine Dubbing or CDC Fibers – Olive Hackle: Whiting Midge Saddle – Grizzly Dyed Dun Tying instructions and steps are being published in video form, and can be found on the Sunriver Anglers web page at http://www.sunriveranglers.org/ fly-tying-corner, on Facebook at https:// www.facebook.com/SunriverAnglers/, or at the following YouTube URL: https://youtu.be/hBdL3BY_iuA Learn to tie this fly pattern and fish it in rivers during the fall and spring on the Crooked, the Fall River, and Metolious. If you have questions or

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This month’s Sunriver Anglers Fly Tying Corner features a Loopy Wing BWO. This is a pattern originated by Bob Quigly that I have updated with different materials, and my own style. Blue wing olive mayflies have been prevalent this winter, as our warmer and wetter than normal weather has promoted very good hatches on the Fall, Crooked and Metolious rivers. This hatch is an important one that is common in our area in the Fall and Spring during overcast or rainy weather. Trout can get fussy when feeding on this hatch as there are usually a lot of the natural insects on the water during hatch periods. Using a cripple pattern, like the Loopy Wing BWO is often what it takes to catch these fussy fish. I have tied the fly slightly differently than the original. This fly features CDC, or Cul de Canard feathers. The feather is from near the oil gland on waterfowl and it helps the fly float naturally using the natural oil that waterfowl use to preen their feathers. I used CDC for both dubbing the thorax, and for the wing. After catching a fish using a fly tied with CDC, rather than using most commercial fly floatants, use some CDC Oil to redress your fly and keep it floating. CDC oil is available at our local fly shops or via mail order. This fly is tied on a short-shank, wide-gape barbless competition hook.

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Sunriver

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

Sunriver and La Pine Women to take Leadership Roles in Local Rotary Club By Rotary Club of Sunriver-La Pine, Contributing Writer Rotary is a leadership organization that improves people’s lives, locally and globally, through service. In this column, we share what local Rotarians, your La Pine friends and neighbors, are doing to help South Deschutes County. PRESIDENTIAL BABY CHANGES ROTARY FUTURE LEADERSHIP The days of Rotary being an “old boys club” are long gone. Women have played a major role in the Sunriver-La Pine Club since its founding more than two decades ago. In fact, the Club’s next two presidents are both women. But in a bit of a twist, incoming President Cheri Martinen (July 2018), who is expecting her first child in June, will be switching terms with Laurie Henberg (July 2019). “It is exciting to think that by switching terms I can provide Cheri a bit of parental leave,” states Henberg. Henberg also mentioned that Club Treasurer Jami Bartunek is also expecting a child in May. “It is wonderful to have so many young women involved in Club leadership.” HELP YOUR COMMUNITY BY SAVING THIS DATE The 16th edition of the Club’s major fundraiser will take place at 6:00 pm on Friday, May 11 in Sunriver Resort’s historic Great Hall. Last year, the event raised $40,000 for South Deschutes County nonprofits. Always one of the social highlights of the year for Sunriver residents, there are two ways to support this annual event. First, you can join others by attending the annual gala. “This dinner and community auction are not just for Rotarians,” explains Rotary President Ron Schmid. “We encourage everyone to join us for a great evening in the Great

Hall.” Tickets include an evening of friendship, fine dining and wine, with live and silent auctions. Cheri Martinen and Laurie Henberg, co-chairs of this year’s fundraiser, also encourage residents to purchase wine raffle tickets (you do not have to be present to win) that will be available in April. SUNRIVER BREWING HOSTS A ROTARY TOUR The Club kicked off the New Year with a visit and tour of the ever-expanding Sunriver Brewing Company. Members learned about craft brewing and the steps involved in creating award-winning beers. The group was also to sample some of the best beer in Central Oregon. JOIN US AND HELP YOUR COMMUNITY IN 2018 The Sunriver-La Pine Club welcomes new members that embrace our “service above self” motto. If you would like to become a local Rotarian, we would love to have you attend one of our Wednesday morning meetings. To attend as our guest, please contact Rotarian Mark Dennett (Mark@dennettgroup.com) or call 541488-4925.You do not have to be a Sunriver resident to be a member; members come from all over South Deschutes County. Also, the club now offers a seasonal membership. SHARE YOUR STORY WITH ROTARY The Club is also always on the lookout for interesting speakers to share their story with our members at our weekly Wednesday morning meetings. If you would like to be a speaker at a Rotary meeting, please Mark Dennett (Mark@ dennettgroup.com).

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By Kelley Hall, Contributing Writer

“Never fear leaving something Good for a chance of something Great” It saddens me to share that this will be my final column for the Newberry Eagle. These past seven years here in central Oregon have been unforgettable… wonderful people, amazing experiences accompanied by incredible scenery. Hopefully over the last six months of reading “Embracing Oregon” you all have realized the point that I have tried so desperately to get across, an attempt to enlighten you, my readers, to slow down, take a breath and start to enjoy life a little more than before. There is so much here in central Oregon to do and see, take advantage of the fact that YOU RESIDE WHERE SO MANY CAN ONLY DREAM TO LIVE! In this, my final column I wanted to recap my time here in pictures as a reminder for you to, Love the life you have, always count your blessings not your troubles, lastly, get out and explore our beautiful, breathtaking state! Thank You for all the Love, It has been an honor, God bless, Kelley M Hall

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Science

The World of Science Earth's Water Cycle

By Staff Writer

Earth’s water is always in movement, and the natural water cycle, also known as the hydrologic cycle, describes the continuous movement of water on, above, and below the surface of the Earth. Water is always changing states between liquid, vapor, and ice, with these processes happening in the blink of an eye and over millions of years. Water Storage in the Atmosphere The water cycle is all about storing water and moving water on, in, and above the Earth. Although the atmosphere may not be a great storehouse of water, it is the superhighway used to move water around the globe. Evaporation and transpiration change liquid water into vapor, which ascends into the atmosphere due to rising air currents. Cooler temperatures aloft allow the vapor to condense into clouds and strong winds move the clouds around the world until the water falls as precipitation to replenish the earthbound parts of the water cycle. About 90 percent of water in the atmosphere is produced by evaporation from water bodies, while the other 10 percent comes from transpiration from plants. Condensation Condensation is the process by which water vapor in the air is changed into liquid water. Condensation is crucial to the water cycle because it is responsible for the formation of clouds. These clouds may produce precipitation, which is the primary route for water to return to the Earth’s surface within the water cycle. Condensation is the opposite of evaporation. Evaporation Evaporation is the process by which water changes from a liquid to a gas or vapor. Evaporation is the primary pathway that water moves from the liquid state back into the water cycle as atmospheric water vapor. Studies have shown that the oceans, seas, lakes, and rivers provide nearly 90 percent of the moisture in the atmosphere via evaporation, with the remaining 10 percent being contributed by plant transpiration. Infiltration Anywhere in the world, a portion of the water that falls as rain and snow infiltrates into the subsurface soil and rock. How much infiltrates depends greatly on a number of factors. Infiltration of precipitation falling on the ice cap of Greenland might be very small, whereas, as this picture of a stream disappearing into a cave in southern Georgia, USA shows, a stream can act as a direct funnel right into groundwater!

Freshwater Storage One part of the water cycle that is obviously essential to all life on Earth is the freshwater existing on the land surface. Just ask your neighbor, a tomato plant, a trout, or that pesky mosquito. Surface water includes the streams (of all sizes, from large rivers to small creeks), ponds, lakes, reservoirs and canals (manmade lakes and streams), and freshwater wetlands. The definition of freshwater is water containing less than 1,000 milligrams per liter of dissolved solids, most often salt. Groundwater Storage Large amounts of water are stored in the ground. The water is still moving, possibly very slowly, and it is still part of the water cycle. Most of the water in the ground comes from precipitation that infiltrates downward from the land surface. The upper layer of the soil is the unsaturated zone, where water is present in varying amounts that change over time, but does not saturate the soil. Below this layer is the saturated zone, where all of the pores, cracks, and spaces between rock particles are saturated with water. The term groundwater is used to describe this area. Another term for groundwater is “aquifer,” although this term is usually used to describe water-bearing formations capable of yielding enough water to supply peoples’ uses. Aquifers are a huge

storehouse of Earth’s water and people all over the world depend on groundwater in their daily lives. Groundwater Discharge You see water all around you every day as lakes, rivers, ice, rain and snow. There are also vast amounts of water that are unseen—water existing in the ground. And even though groundwater is unseen, it is moving below your feet right now. As part of the water cycle, groundwater is a major contributor to flow in many streams and rivers and has a strong influence on river and wetland habitats for plants and animals. People have been using groundwater for thousands of years and continue to use it today, largely for drinking water and irrigation. Life on Earth depends on groundwater just as it does on surface water. The Oceans The water cycle sounds like it is describing how water moves above, on, and through the Earth ... and it does. But, in fact, much more water is “in storage” for long periods of time than is actually moving through the cycle. The storehouses for the vast majority of all water on Earth are the oceans. It is estimated that of the 332,500,000 cubic miles (mi3) (1,386,000,000 cubic kilometers (km3))

of the world’s water supply, about 321,000,000 mi3 (1,338,000,000 km3) is stored in oceans. That is about 96.5 percent of all Earth’s water. It is also estimated that the oceans supply about 90 percent of the evaporated water that goes into the water cycle. Global Water Distribution You see water all around you every day as lakes, rivers, ice, rain and snow. There are also vast amounts of water that are unseen—water existing in the ground. And even though groundwater is unseen, it is moving below your feet right now. As part of the water cycle, groundwater is a major contributor to flow in many streams and rivers and has a strong influence on river and wetland habitats for plants and animals. People have been using groundwater for thousands of years and continue to use it today, largely for drinking water and irrigation. Life on Earth depends on groundwater just as it does on surface water. USGS, NOTE: (This diagram and information is “public domain”, meaning it is free for anyone to use for any purpose. You don’t need to ask permission).

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STEM Board Members

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See A Tribute to Love page 10 & 11

Be part of the great future for our youth and make a difference.

VALENTINE continued from page 10

Fast forward a couple of hundred years to 1784. The first soon-tobe-cliché love poem is found in an English nursery rhyme compilation:

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As time passed, the holiday grew more about wooing one’s sweetheart or loved one. Chaucer and Shakespeare romanticized it in their work, and it gained popularity throughout Britain and the rest of Europe. Nowadays, men (and women) present those they love with chocolate, flowers, and jewelry – a much better way to win one’s heart, in my opinion. And instead of picking names from a jar, we now send cards, hoping to find our true love… but we still sign them “Your Valentine.”

Looking Back cont from page 15 There are fine openings in Madras for businessmen who have some capital to invest in stores, mills, etc., and as the county develops, many branches of legitimate business will be opened…” Indeed, things were looking up for Crook County. The railroad was going to come to Prineville, and irrigation flumes were under construction. Surveys were being made to dam the Ochoco River and Mill creek to provide more badly needed water. New methods of farming were being successfully tried, and the agricultural possibilities of the desert were just beginning to be realized. The recreational and tourist possibilities of the Central Oregon region were just beginning to be exploited and things in general seemed to be on the upward swing. Crook County could look forward to being a wealthy and powerful political unit.

But it wasn’t to be. With the coming of the railroad, Bend grew and prospered much more than Prineville, and there began to be agitation for yet another county division. The Madras and Culver areas had already achieved that goal in 1914, with the formation of Jefferson County, and Bend was not to be left behind. After a long and bitter dispute, Deschutes County was born in 1916. Wasco County, “mother of counties,” had produced grandchildren in Deschutes and Jefferson counties. No matter that Redmond and Madras were now separated by lines that said they belonged to different parents, they shared the same grandmother, the same roots…Wasco County. The towns shared in a common pioneer experience, building strong and courageous people who passed a measure of their stubbornness down to the progeny. The End

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In the Middle ages, handmade paper cards became the tokens-dujour, followed in the first recorded instance, by Geoffrey Chaucer’s “Parlement of Foules“, in 1382 of associating Valentine’s Day with romantic love.

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But there was something about this pagan festival that annoyed Pope Gelasius, and in 496 he convinced the authorities to ban it. This was right around the same time that he declared February 14 as Saint Valentine’s Day.

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LA PINE STEM STEM GROUP

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STEM Robotics cont from front page 501-c3 non-profit group, fosters STEM activities in the La Pine area, has supported with equipment, coaches and mentors the FIRST robotics programs and competitions. There are two rookie teams from south Deschutes County schools, Three Rivers Middle (robOtters), and La Pine High school (roboHawks), this season in the FTC competitions sponsored by ORTOP and FIRST. FTC (FIRST Tech Challenge) which involves students from the 6th to the 12th grades. They build their Robots to meet a challenge and standards that is released & required world-wide. 13 teams compete in the Central Oregon league. The schools are from Culver, Redmond, Bend, Sunriver and La Pine. This is an outstanding accomplishment for Sunriver & La Pine. Just think, in three years with The La Pine STEM Group, its board and mentors, and the recognition of the South County schools as to the value of a “STEM Focus” our STEM Robotics teams have leaped into the forefront of Central Oregon STEM Robotic Vince Jones (junior at La Pine High) states “I really enjoy this (building and coding robots), it makes school productive and fun.” The team, led by Vince and Cole Hanson, finished as league finalists with the team from Three Rivers. Both teams advance to a “Super Qualifier event” at Hillsboro, Oregon on February 7th, attempting to advance again to a state-wide event later in the month. The Three Rivers Middle School program was also successful at the district meet, scoring as a league finalist. The Three Rivers program is coached by Michelle Johnson and Sherry Brooke, teachers in the middle school program. The ladies are also rookies with FTC robotics and have worked side by side with their five team members. The team met two afternoons a week from September to December, traveling to 4 meets and the league event. They arranged for buses, chaperoned and gave up a lot time for the students. Jim Fister, resident of Sunriver, spent time teaching the students to plan and program the robot. Jim stated, “it would be nice to get some support in South (Deschutes) County for robotics moving forward”. Michelle said about the league meet, “This is so exciting, I can’t wait to do it again next year”. The next event for Three Rivers’ team and La Pine High’s team will be at Hillsboro, Oregon. There they will compete against 36 other Oregon FTC teams and hope to advance once more. Both teams expressed thanks to ORTOP and Oregon Department of Education for their help with funding their way into the competitions. But, the also noted that the traveling to the events is expensive and additional help is always appreciated. “Doc” Mike Way, stated “These events are great for advancing STEM interests, learning about problem solving, and meeting challenges in engineering and design”. A La Pine STEM group board member, he helped to start programs at Rosland, Three Rivers and La Pine High. He continued, “Yes, they are expensive and time-consuming programs and we can always use help from mentors, team leaders, and financial support for all of our STEM teams”. “I encourage you to accept the challenge, help our students and program leaders with the resources they need to succeed”. For information call 541-306-0159 or email, aazinfo@ lapinestemgroup.org.


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Calendar of Events February 2018 La Pine

Valentine Craft Show, February 10, 11am7pm, La Pine Community Center. For more information, email rich1864@yahoo.com Valentine’s Day Party, February 14, 2-4pm, Prairie House Newberry Speak to Succeed Every Tuesday, 8-9 am. Gordy’s Restaurant, 17045 Whitney Rd., La Pine. Contact us at newberryspeaktosucceed@ gmail.com La Pine Community Kitchen, February 10, 10am-3pm, “For the Love of Tamales” workshop learning how to make tamales ($25 fee), call 541536-1312 for more information La Pine Senior Center Bingo Every Monday night, 5:45pm, and every Tuesday 12:45pm. 16450 Victory Way lapineseniorcenter.org, 541536-6237 La Pine Moose Bingo Every Wednesday, 5:45 pm. Meals available. 52510 Drafter Rd, La Pine, 541-536-3388 La Pine American Legion Bingo Every Thursday. Ticket sales: 4:40pm, First game: 5:45p.m. Burgers, French fries, and Polish dogs. 52532 Drafter Rd, 541-536-1402. Alzheimer Support Group Every second Thursday of the month, 10:00 am. Prairie House Assisted Living, 51485 Morson, La Pine. 541508-4111 Free Veterans’ Breakfast every second Thursday of the month, 8:00 am. Prairie House Assisted Living, 51485 Morson, La Pine. 541-508-4111 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 district5aa.org.

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K-9 Keg Pull, February 3, noon, Sunriver Brewing Company. For more information, call Alpine Entertainment 541-593-5948 Chocolate Showcase, February 10, 11am-3pm, Sunriver Resorts Valentine’s Day Dinner & Concert, February 14, 5:30pm, Sunriver Resort Historic Great Hall. Email tickedts@sunrivermusic.org or call 541593-9310 Sunriver Community Pot Luck, February 14, 6pm, SHARC. For more information call 541-593-8149 or email areapotluck@gmail.com

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Board of Directors Meetings American Legion Post 45, every second Tuesday of the month, 6pm. 541-536-1402. La Pine Chamber of Commerce, second Friday of the month, 8am, chamber offices La Pine Community Kitchen, third Thursday of the month, 9:30am, La Pine City Hall 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.

La Pine Library Family Fun Storytime Interactive story time with songs, rhymes, and crafts. Program is geared to ages 0-5, but the whole family is welcome! Thursdays, 10:30 am Friends of the La Pine Library Hours for the Friends’ Book Nook are below. Beginning in December, the hours will still be same on Tuesdays and Thursdays, but Saturdays will be “weather permitting only”. Tuesdays: 10 am – 1 pm, Thursdays: 1 – 4 pm, & Saturdays 1 - 4: weather permitting La Pine: Thrive Social Services Britta will be in La Pine Library meeting room on Friday mornings, to help with social services. No appointment needed. Fridays from 10:00 – 11:30 am Tween/Teen Pop-Up Projects Month of February: “Anti-Valentine’s Day” February, 2018 Animal Adventures Join the High Desert Museum for a fun storytime and craft. Maybe even meet one of the Museum's live animals! Limited to 25 children age 3+ and their adults. Free tickets are available on the day of the program. The theme for this week is ‘Hoo’s That?’. Tuesday, February 13, 10:00 am Music, Movement & Stories Movement and stories to develop skills. Program is geared to ages 0-5. Thursday, February 15, 10:30 am The Library Book Club Intriguing titles with a fun group! Read and discuss Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout! Everyone welcome! Thursday, February 15, 12:00 pm Storytime @ Rosland Elementary Get ready for school with stories and fun. Free and open to the public for 0-6 year-olds. This storytime is held at Rosland Elementary School, 52350 Yeager Drive, in La Pine. Attendees should checkin at the front desk, and go to the school library. Friday, February 16, 9:05 am LEGO Block Party Read! Build! Play! Join other builders and a gazillion LEGO’s! All ages welcome, come have fun! Saturday, February 17, 1:00 pm Library Closure All Deschutes Public Libraries will be CLOSED on Monday, 2/19. Libraries will reopen on Tuesday, 2/20, with regular hours. Library Closure La Pine Public Library will be CLOSED on Friday, 2/23. Library will reopen on Saturday, 2/24, with regular hours. Animal Adventures Join the High Desert Museum for a fun storytime and craft. Maybe even meet one of the Museum's live animals! Limited to 25 children age 3+ and their adults. Free tickets are available on the day of the program. The theme for this week is ‘Predators and Prey’. Tuesday, February 27, 10:00 am

Sunriver Library Family Fun 0–5 YRS Songs, stories, crafts and fun to build early learning skills for ages 0-5 with their care provider. Tuesdays • 10:30 a.m. Animal Adventures 3–5 YRS Live animals, stories, and crafts with the High Desert Museum. Tuesdays, February 13, 27 • 12:00 p.m.

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Entertainment Sunriver Brewing Company’s K-9 Keg Pull

Sunriver Brewing will hold its K-9 Keg Pull at the Village at Sunriver on Feb 3, beginning at noon. Bring your dog and family to the 150-foot snow runway to participate in the Sunriver Canine Olympics. There will be a variety of weight divisions which will determine the size of keg your dog will pull. Each participate will be timed and prizes awarded for each weight category. There is an entry fee per dog required. Owners are encouraged to bring their own harnesses. If you do not have a harness, we will provide them for the race. Dog owners participate by encouraging their dog down the length of the course. Awards will be giving to “Fast as Lightning Fido” in each weight category. All proceeds from the Keg Pull will

benefit the American Cancer Society Bark for Life. Vendors for pups and owners will be on display. Participants and spectators are encouraged to donate dog food and enter to win some great prizes. The dog food will be donated to the Humane Society of Central Oregon. Event Times 11:00 – 1:00 – Sign In & On-Site Registration 12:00 – First Race 3:00 – Last Race (or when last dog runs) Awards Ceremony after the last race To pre-register go to the events section at: www.villageatsunriver.com

Free Family Saturday at the High Desert Museum By Jodie Rogers, Contributing Writer

Mid Oregon Credit Union invites the community to enjoy free admission to the High Desert Museum on February 24, 2018. The “Free Family Saturday” complimentary admission program supports the community with the opportunity to explore wildlife and living history right in Central Oregon’s backyard. The museum is located five minutes south from Bend on Highway 97. The Museum is

open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., including the Rimrock Café and Silver Sage Trading Store. For more information about exhibits, wildlife encounters, living history performances, music, and tours, visit the Museum’s website at www. highdesertmuseum.org.

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Stu Johnson joins KNCP 107.3 FM as a radio rookie. A long time headbanger, Stu became interested in sharing his love of hard rock and heavy metal music with the masses after a conversation with “The Eclectic Music Review’s “ Ben Ives. Ben talked with Bill, Bill met Stu, Stu guested on Ben’s show, and voila, radio history; “The Steel Pen” hit the airways on February 20, 2015. “The Steel Pen” derives its name from

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Limited Rimrock and RawhideEditions By Matthew Bales, Calvary Chapel

It is our belief that when people share life together, finding commonality in common interests, individuals and families are strengthened and our community becomes a better place for all to live. We also believe that it is our duty as humans to responsibly and effectively steward the natural Godgiven resources we so readily enjoy. It is from these convictions that Rimrock and Rawhide was formed. Our mission is to blend sound biblical teaching with outdoors pursuits through various activities, seminars and meals. Rimrock and Rawhide is open to people of any age and level of experience. Whether young or old, male or female, seasoned or green, we agree that life is about pursuing a wholeness of relationship with our Creator and one another, in the context of love for all, pointing ultimately to a hope that lies in following Christ. Activities will include target shooting, hunting and fishing outings and field days. Seminars will cover such topics as fly tying, dog training, elk calling, and more. Wild game cook-offs will be held occasionally and an annual banquet open to the entire community. It’s our

desire to provide a context for local people to engage in one another’s lives surrounding a common passion for the outdoors. Although the primary focus is on the outdoors, participants will learn life-skills with application that will extend far beyond the outdoors. As we enter 2018, we would like to invite you to join us for our first event - an Elk chili feed taking place on Saturday, February 24th at the Community Hall at Finley Butte Park at 6pm. This is sure to be a good time for all. Tickets can be available online at https://rimrockandrawhide.eventbrite. com or at the Community Center. Rimrock and Rawhide is an outdoor fellowship sponsored by Calvary Chapel La Pine. Matthew Bales is a professional big game guide with Rendezvous Outfitters in Monument, OR., a professional gunsmith at MB Riflesmithing in La Pine, OR. and a dirt road evangelist looking to magnify and glorify Christ in all that he does, from rest to recreation. The call to outdoors ministry on a larger scale has become apparent in Matthew’s career choices and has been a desire of his for quite some time.

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By Ken Mulenex, Staff Writer “People love their technology – and they really miss it when their computers are in for repair!” said Kathy DeBone. As co-owner of Little d Technology with her husband Tony, she has offered the latest technology to area residents for more than a decade. And she knows firsthand that “technology does change, and it changes fast!” DeBone, who was only three years old when her family moved to La Pine, eventually moved to Maui where she met her husband. Both were involved in conservation she recalled, “and Tony and I put down roots on the island.” Several years after the birth of their son Mike. The couple emigrated to Seattle, but found themselves coming down to La Pine “all the time – we’d drive down after work on Friday and arrive at my Mom’s after midnight,” Kathy recalled. Deciding to move here in 2004, the DeBones saw a need in the community that matched Tony’s software engineering background. “Tony can figure anything out – he’s a real problem solver,” praised Kathy. Little d Technology, initially specializing in computer repair, opened a year later. “Tony was such a fit in the business,” Kathy commented. “However, as time went by and seeing a need, he de-

cided to run for County Commissioner and was elected. He then knew that to do the job right he had to focus full time as Deschutes County, a large and rapidly expanding County. With the ever expanding world of cell phones, Verizon was added to the mix in 2012. “We realized that we better get on the cell phone wagon,” she noted, “and in fact, Verizon now consumes about 50 percent of our resources.” Little d Technology also provides computer sales and services, and sells products from laptops to phone cases. “It’s a fascinating business,” claimed DeBone. She noted that “viruses, malware and spyware have increased dramatically in recent years. Rule number one is to never give anyone you don’t know, access to your computer! It breaks our heart when people fall prey to scams such as phone calls or pop-ups alleging to be from Microsoft claiming that the user’s computer has been compromised. “Because new scams are always developing. Do not open attachments in emails you are not expecting, or from and never open ones from people you don’t know,” warned DeBone. “If you think there’s a problem, or you have a question, call us.”

“I want all of this,” said fiveyear-old Caiah, when she saw the merchandise on the shelves at Da Goodie Bag, which is owned by her parents, Kalee and Marc Weaver. Open less than two months, and located next to Books Boxes & BS, La Pine’s newest retail operation specializes in learning-based toys for children, including a selection by the respected “Melissa and Jack” brand. “I prefer that my kids (who also include three-year-old Asher) are learning something, versus just having batteries and plastic all over the floor,” Kalee Weaver said, “and thought other parents would agree.” Da Goodie Bag also features “quality, licensed items such as knives, t-shirts, puzzles, purses, jewelry and coffee cups – whatever intrigues me. We try to have something for everyone.”

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Think Like a Designer to Update Your Home Like a Pro Inspiration is everywhere. From a field of yellow sunflowers to unique geometric patterns in the tile of a train station, the littlest things can spark the innovation behind some of the world’s most iconic products and designs. Over half of Americans (51 percent) say the inspiration for creating a product is important to them when purchasing an item for their home, according to a recent survey from Moen conducted online by Harris Poll among over 2,000 U.S. adults. When updating your own home’s décor, you can garner inspiration by discovering the creative influences of professional designers. Go Inside the Minds of the Pros Designers find inspiration just about everywhere. Pebbles in a stream sparkling in the sunlight have inspired smartphone interfaces, while talking computers on “Star Trek” have contributed to the creation of voice-controlled speakers. Sometimes designers are inspired by consumers themselves. For example, at Moen, a leading manufacturer of kitchen and bath fixtures, innovation is driven by what homeowners say they want and how they interact with products. When determining the sensor placement for new MotionSense Wave touchless faucets, their design team was inspired by the way hands move around the kitchen sink. The fixtures feature a single-sensor hands-free activation on the base’s left side, allowing users to turn the faucet on and off with the wave of a hand. “We also draw creativity from furniture, tools, architecture, music and museums,” says Steven Ward, Moen’s director of global design. Seek Your Source of Ideas Next time you’re updating your bath or restyling your kitchen, act like a professional by venturing outside the box to get your creative juices flowing, whether it’s turning to a favorite song or a piece of artwork. For example, 16 percent of Americans who

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Spinnin' Yarns I remember round the campfire, in my days of misspent youth, being thrilled to cowboy’s tales, of yesterday. In the glow of evening embers, every man would take his tum, till every man that had it in em, had his say. Each respected for his knowledge, where he’d worked, and where he’d stayed, And the tips on cows, which he’d, learned along the way. Some could spin yams like a master, as their minds and hearts would stray, Back along the trail, to a distant ranch or friend, They always seemed to be looking forward, as they followed the setting sun.

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