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Oregon’s only Living Medal of Honor Recipient Pearl Harbor Survivors • Flight to Wash. D.C. Save the Army Barracks • History of Memorial Hwy Veterans’ Events page 22 - and more - see inside

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...for Information Regarding La Pine Burglaries By Wendy Korn, News Correspondent The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office weeks during August and September. is offering a cash reward for information Justin Cutler, the District’s Director, leading to the arrest of those who commit- said: “People are doing desperate things to ted multiple burglaries in La Pine. get food on their table. It’s sad that people The La Pine Parks and Recreation feel like they have to do this to make ends District was one of the establishments meet...I think that people should just know that had computers stolen – twice in two they’re stealing from (Continued on page 5)


Steering Committee Meeting: S. Deschutes & N. Klamath County Groundwater Protection Project SEE PAGE 3

Chris Dudley Comes to Oregon’s Newest City

By T. Myers, Newberry Eagle Reporter

La Pine, OR, October 18, 2010 - A crowd of locals gathered outside the John C Johnson Center to meet and listen to gubernatorial candidate Chris Dudley explain his campaign platform. He arrived shortly after 12:00 PM in the midst of a 20 county, 30-stop tour that covered the state just 15 days before the November 2 election. Towering above the crowd candidate Dudley waited while his wife, Mrs. Chris Dudley, (yes, also Chris!) was introduced by Representative Gene Whisnant. After letting the crowd meet the Dudley’s three children (Charles, 12, Emma, 10 and Sam 8), she explained that she was proud of her husband and excited by the campaign. Mrs. Dudley said, “We have been meeting people who have never been involved before… but this is it. We’re gonna’ turn this state around!” With that the candidate took the microphone and said, “You can judge a man by how he marries.” (Continued on page 4)

The La Pine crowd was thrilled to meet Chris Dudley! Chris shakes Vivian Cooper’ s hand, as Dan Varcoe introduces them.

Photography by Newberry Eagle

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INDEX Advertiser’s Directory................................2 Book Reviews & Book Events.................23 Calendar & Announcements....... 28 & 29 Commemorative History........................10 Crossword Puzzle.....................................21 Education & Schools.................................6 New!Financial News and Views.........11 Food..........................................................14 Klamath County VISION..................15 - 17 Local News............................................2 - 5 LOVIN LIFE for Seniors.......................19 - 21 New! Music & Entertainment...............3 Newberry Eagle Team............................26 Photography Lesson...............................27 Obituaries.................................................25 Pets...........................................................24 Poetry Corner..........................................25 Rap Sheet.................................................22 Real Estate...............................................31 Recreation ..............................................30

New! Veterans............................ 7-10, 22

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THE NEWBERRY EAGLE - La Pine Centennial Commemorative Issue • NOVEMBER 2010

Think Local—Shop Local Put Your Money Where Your House Is By Robin Mirrasoul, Owner of Books, Boxes and B.S.

Seven compelling reasons to shop local: 1. C  reate jobs here in La Pine. La Pine businesses employ La Pine people! And, La Pine businesses spend money with other La Pine businesses—employing more people. 2. Bumping into your neighbor or acquaintance at the local store is social networking at it’s best. It keeps you in touch with what is going on in our community. 3. La Pine charities benefit. La Pine businesses will donate three times more money to our non-profits and schools than businesses out of town will. 4. Each dollar spent here returns three times more money to La Pine’s economy. 5. Independent businesses shape the character of our community. 6. Shopping at small local stores reduces traffic, puts less demand on roads and infrastructure, which in turn helps to keep taxes lower. 7. Greater choices. Local businesses often carry locally made products or more unique products that the one-size-fits-all box stores do not and they are more likely to take special orders.

Economic Vitality for Rural Communities—that was the topic of the conference put on by The Ford Family Foundation in Klamath Falls recently. Individually we can’t do much to impact the national economy (except vote in November), but each one of us can impact the economy in La Pine. That was the premise of this workshop; how to strengthen our existing businesses so that they can grow and add employees and give back to charities in our communities. The statistics are painful. Shopping at a big box store or national chain store that’s in our community would only keeps 14 cents of every dollar working in our community. (It did not break down how much less it would be if we were spending money at a box store in Bend). Locally owned merchants keep at least 54 cents of that dollar working in our community. Not only that, but local businesses give three times more money as a percentage to our local charities, school programs etc. than the chains do.


Every time I go to Bend and buy something that I could have purchased in La Pine, I deliberately take money away from my community, take jobs away, leaking money away from local charities and schools. Is it cheaper to buy it in another town? Consider the hidden costs. That item may look cheaper, but what does it really cost you? The cost of time to travel, the hassle of standing in lines, cost of gas and wear on vehicles. Increase in taxes and unemployment because that dollar ‘leaked’ away from La Pine’s economy. And then there is the social cost. If you’re standing in Buy Local - Christmas gifts from Stark’s Saddleryline at Big Brand X in Bend, you Custom Leather works, see ad next page. won’t be overhearing the con- Holsters, sheaths, straps, belts, bags, saddles! Order Now. versation about the new play at La Pine’s Event Center, or the big party at Rosland Park, or the La Pine Middle School fund raiser, or that Emma Jean just got taken to the hospital, you won’t know that they are having problems with break-ins on Broadway or mail theft on 1st Street. It keeps us out of touch with our local community. When you are shopping at a national chain, even if they employ people from La Pine, most of their jobs (dollars) are back at their headquarters - usually in another state. – so please, next time you’re headed to Bend to do your shopping, think about what you could be buying here in La Pine that would contribute to our little community instead of Bend’s. Let’s start helping to fix La Pine’s unemployment problem not Arkansas’ or Texas’. u


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SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL RADIO STATION KITC - 106.5 FM KITC FM is a local radio station based in Gilchrist, Oregon. The signal is available from Chemult to Sunriver and around the world online at Broadcasting is from the satellite station in La Pine at the John C. Johnson Ctr. Shows include Pat Rice Variety Show, RC & Steevo, and Radio Roughnecks. Visit the website for more information on the radio show schedules. Watch your business grow through radio announcements. KITC is accepting sponsorships on a monthly basis. Your name and business can be heard up to once each hour, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This is great coverage for your business. To sponsor the radio station, call (541) 433-5482 or (541) 508-1544 in La Pine. u

VOLUNTEERS WANTED at La Pine ReStore Newberry Habitat for Humanity is actively seeking responsible, dedicated adults to donate a minimum of four hours per week working at the La Pine ReStore. The La Pine ReStore sells donated building materials, as well as numerous household items and furniture. Proceeds are used to help with the building of new, affordable(and green) houses in our community (three homes will be completed this year!). Jobs include: Cashier (cashier duties, greeting customers), Front Room Clerk (greeting customers, pricing and showcasing merchandise), Back Room (receiving,pricing and showcasing merchandise, assisting customers) and Driver (upon satisfactory drivers check, will drive the ReStore truck to enable pickup or delivery of donations/sales). The ReStore is also looking for computer-literate, experienced administrative Volunteers to help with advertising, coordinating Volunteers, and other administrative tasks.

If you would like to be a part of our ‘family’ of Volunteers that is helping La Pine provide affordable, green housing, please call 541-593-5005.

THE NEWBERRY EAGLE - La Pine Centennial Commemorative Issue • NOVEMBER 2010

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La Pine City Planning Commission Gloria Fleming – Vice Chair – La Pine City Planning Commission

What do you think La Pine should look like and what kind of ordinances do we need? Now is the time to speak up and submit your ideas. The Chamber of Commerce is made up of businesses and they have ideas and opinions. Developers and Investors also have their own opinions. What about you? An individual property owner that lives in or in the vicinity of the city. Time for your input is running out. When we incorporated, the idea was to have some local control and so our citizens could have a say in the decision making. The time has come to work on zoning ordinances. The City Planning Commission and City Council need your help so they will know your ideas and concerns. Whenever possible we want the new ordinances to reflect the wishes of the community as a whole. There is still an opportunity to attend meetings, give input and to review ordinances. You may also submit written ideas and testimony in writing to the City Hall until December 15th. There will be a public hearing on November 17th. Look for confirmation of time, location and possible additional meetings on Bulletin Boards and in local weekly Frontier and Wise Buys. You may also call City Hall. u

La Pine Rural Fire Protection District Station 3 Grand Re-Opening Saturday November 6, 2010 With the support of the LaPine community and it’s tax payers and months of watching progress from passing community members, La Pine residents will soon get to see what was accomplished at La Pine Fire District Station 3. The La Pine Fire District invites you to our grand re-opening celebration held at 9:00 am on Saturday, November 6, 2010. Station 3 is located at 15990 Burgess Road, La Pine. There will an open house following till 1PM with refreshments and tours of the facility and apparatus, and fire prevention materials. Station 3 has served the community since 1975 and now will continue to proudly serve La Pine and the surrounding Fire District residents. The station upgrades incorporates living quarters for its resident student firefighters and adding operational flexibility in meeting the communities fire and emergency medical needs. u

Steering Committee Meeting: S. Deschutes & N. Klamath County Groundwater Protection Project Committee to finalize charter and begin discussion on recommendations for protecting the region’s groundwater What: The Committee and DEQ staff will further refine the committee charter. Then the committee will break into two subgroups to discuss separate topics involving community education and outreach, and what issues need to be resolved before selecting recommendations for protecting the region’s groundwater. When: Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2010, 6 p.m. Where: Midstate Electric Community Meeting Room, 16755 Finley Butte Road, La Pine

Meeting topics include: Reviewing the Committee charter Selecting recommendations for protecting the regions groundwater For More Information: For more information about the South Deschutes and North Klamath County Groundwater Protection Project contact Robert Baggett at (541) 633-2036 or via email at u


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Public Hearing for the La Pine City Charter Tuesday, November 9th, 2010 at 6:00pm in the South County Meeting Room

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The lights dimmed, the band began to play, dancers hit the floor and as YOU began to play, the band hit that perfect groove… Hmmm, this is a feeling that you may have felt before if you have ever played live with a band. Or maybe you would like to have a chance to try to play with some other musicians in a band! That’s why I’ve created the first-ever “Be in a Band Workshop” here in La Pine. The workshop will need to consist of enough players to create a band – singer, guitarist, keyboard, bassist, drummer, horns, harmonica, etc. You’ll rehearse with a professional musician who coaches the band in group playing and arrangement. Previous band experience is not required but musicians must have basic skills. All types of music to be considered.

By PatRice, Radio Host

All groups will arrange and play songs by a variety of artists, most selected by the band members. Joining a workshop is a commitment to attend all the sessions on time and to do some practicing on your own. Outside rehearsals can be scheduled by band members.

At the end of the workshop, your new band will perform live at Jade’s Jazz Lounge in La Pine, record a CD and will be broadcast on KITCFM - 106.5! Interested? Come to a meeting on November 16, 6-8 pm at Jade’s Jazz Lounge to meet the instructor and find out if you would like to rock and roll. Cost will be very minimal. Questions: PatRice 541-480-7874, e-mail:

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THE NEWBERRY EAGLE - La Pine Centennial Commemorative Issue • NOVEMBER 2010

Chris Dudley Comes to Oregon’s Newest City

(Continued from front page)

With a well received statement, Dudley explained that, “He is ready to take our state back!” and followed it with “… we can see the finish line!” Then we were reminded that the election is only 15 days away.

By T. Myers, Newberry Eagle Reporter

“I believe that if you think something is wrong you have no right to complain unless you are willing to step up and change it” - Chris Dudley

Dudley quickly outlined his 4-point platform: 1. Jobs: He believes in private sector jobs. He discussed how Oregon is in the midst of a 14-year losing streak with Oregon falling to number 42 in employment nationally. 2. Size of Government: He mentioned Kulongowski’s recent quote, “Oregon is driving off a budgetary cliff.” He thanked the governor for saying this and then quipped that he wished the governor had said it going into office instead of going out of office. Big government is not the answer. 3. Education: “Education today is the economy of tomorrow!” Our K-12 school report card ranks us as number 43 nationally. In the Education summit that met and reviewed plans recently, Dudley said his plan was rated an A by the conference and that Kitzhaber’s was rated an F. 4. Trust in Government: He explained that trust in government is at an all time low. In our own state, he stated that Oregon’s incumbent Governor had not visited many of Oregon’s counties in five years. He promised that he would get to each of Oregon’s 36 counties at least once a year if he were elected. He went on to say that Oregon is number 1 in homelessness and number 2 in hunger. He asked the crowd if they wanted to strive to be number one – or at least the top ten in other categories. He said we could do it by using Oregon’s assets and strengths: scenic beauty, being on the west coast, the Pacific Rim trades and others. He finished his talk with “I believe that if you think something is wrong you have no right to complain unless you are willing to step up and change it!” He stated that he wants his collective legacy to be that he stepped up to change it and brighter days are certainly ahead. With that he went through the crowd, taking time to meet everyone who wanted to shake his hand. u

Stop Bullying in Central Oregon

Challenge Day program promotes compassion and respect in schools and communities By Carol Oxenrider, Serendipity West Foundation

Challenge Day will be coming to LaPine High School on January 10 and 11, 2011. For millions of young people, bullying, violence, and other forms of oppression are a part of a typical day at school. Many students are afraid to walk down the halls for fear of being teased or humiliated. Others feel so alone and frightened they cannot even pay attention in their classes. Imagine a school where every child feels safe, loved, and celebrated. This is the vision behind Challenge Day, an award-winning day-long experiential program for middle and high school students. Testimonials from previous Challenge Days in Central Oregon: “My experience was great. It made me feel more understanding of people at school. I feel more comfortable at school and it made me realize what my actions do. Everybody is a little bit nicer now,” said one student from Pilot Butte Middle School Challenge Day 2009. “I made a commitment to not be a jerk and bully and to not treat others differently because they look different or talk different. I will accept people for who they are and treat them how I want to be treated. I will accept myself and forget about some of the past,” said a student from Three Rivers Challenge Day 2009. Challenge Day programs are scheduled for six Central Oregon schools this year. If you are interested in volunteering, sponsoring or donating to support this program, contact Carol Oxenrider at 541-382-1093, or email at u

Applications Available for Sunriver Women’s Club Grant Awards By Sunriver Women’s Club

Help Shape Land Use in Deschutes County Deschutes County releasing draft Local Wetlands Inventory (LWI) for the La Pine sub-basin. A public information workshop will be held November 16 to explain the draft LWI, its benefits to the community, and answer public questions. Please help shape the future of your community by participating in the following workshop:

Local Wetlands Inventory (LWI) WORKSHOP Tuesday, November 16 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM Presentation, Questions and Answers LOCATION: Three Rivers Elementary School Gym 56900 Enterprise Drive, Sunriver, OR For more information about the Local Wetlands Inventory (LWI) process, please visit or call (541) 385-1709.

Grant applications are being accepted by the Sunriver Women’s Club from nonprofit organizations seeking grant awards. Successful grant recipients are agencies or organizations who operate within South Deschutes County and have a strong focus on children and families. Sunriver Women’s Club awarded seventeen organizations grant funds in the total amount of $32,500 as a result of fundraising activities in 2009-2010. The Sunriver Women’s Club is a community service organization open to all women in Sunriver and the surrounding communities. The club is organized for charitable, educational and scientific purposes and to promote the social welfare of residents of Sunriver and surrounding communities. Grant applicants must be exempt organizations under section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code to qualify and are researched before being recommended to receive funding by the Sunriver Women’s Club Philanthropy Committee. Applications must be submitted by January 31, 2011. If your organization wishes more information or would like to request a grant application, contact Philanthropy Committee Chair Sandy Young at 541-598-9020 or email her at, or you may send a written request to SRWC Philanthropy Committee, Sunriver Women’s Club, P.O. Box 3334, Sunriver, OR 97707. u

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Conference March 26 - 27, 2011 SALEM, Ore. -- ODFW is inviting educators, students, anglers and scientists to gather at Twin Rocks Friends Camp & Conference Center in Rockaway Beach March 26-27 for the 2011 Salmon and Trout Enhancement Program (STEP) Conference. Organizers have chosen the theme “Teach Today – Fish Tomorrow” for the biennial conference that highlights STEP programs and volunteer opportunities from around the state. The conference has become a forum to exchange ideas for integrating education into all aspects of STEP. STEP is a volunteer program within the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife that works to restore and enhance Oregon’s native salmon and trout populations. Since 1981, STEP volunteers have monitored fish populations, restored stream habitat, provided youth and adult educational opportunities, and produced salmon, steelhead and trout for Oregon fisheries. Watch for more conference and registration information at the STEP Web site http:// u

THE NEWBERRY EAGLE - La Pine Centennial Commemorative Issue • NOVEMBER 2010

Cag Gives $1,000 to La Pine Community

By Sandra Jones, Newberry Eagle Editor in Chief and Cag Member

The following CAGGERS volunteered at the Cascade Lakes Relay: Pat and Marcia Sanchez, Linda Bauman, Tom Bradler, Robert Ray, Ron Sharbaugh, Karen Demaris, Marilyn and Mike Waggoner & Mollie Baker-Ray. Money was given to CAG (Citizen’s Action Group) from the Cascade Lakes Relay for volunteering. CAG divided the $1,000, and gave $200 each to: American Legion Post 45 St. Vincent De Paul • SMART Can Cancer • FACT (Families and Communities Together)

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$1,000 REWARD

...for Information Regarding La Pine Burglaries By Wendy Korn, News Correspondent themselves essentially...This impacts our ability as a district to spend money on exciting things like recreation programs, maintaining parks, upgrading things. Now we have to spend money on equipment to continue working...It’s sad.” After the first break-in, the District screwed shut the office windows. Then, on the evening of September 13th, the burglars broke the window, grabbed the replacement system, a server, the director’s laptop, and walked out the front door. This prompted the Director to follow through with tighter security measures, such as installing a security system on the entire John C. Johnson building. The burglaries disrupted some of the District’s day-to-day work, such as emailing and recording minutes. “Not only is it hurting our Park District office here, it’s people in this area who are paying for’s ridiculous that people are doing this to us or anybody else”, said an employee at the District office. Jim Elliot, Enrolled Agent, LTC &

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At the Candidates Forum facilitated by CAG. Holding the $1,000 “check” representing what CAG gave to the community - Robert Ray, Past CAG President, Adele McAfee, La Pine City Councilor, and Tom Bradler, new CAG President, surrounded by CAGGERS. (A Cagger is a CAG member).

CAG’s New Officer Election Results: President: Tom Bradler First Vice President: John Harding Second Vice President: Wendell Evers Treasurer: Sunny St. Clair Secretary: Vicky Jackson Members at Large: Jay Duncan, Martha Bauman, and Marilyn Waggoner. The CAG usually meets every other Friday, 9:30 a.m. at the La Pine American Legion Hall on Drafter Road in La Pine. The public is welcome, and indeed encouraged to attend meetings. For more information, please contact CAG at P.O. Box 493, LaPine, OR 97739 or visit our website: u

If you have information regarding this, or the other break-ins at the Second Chance School or Law Office of Sam Ramirez, call the Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-877-876-TIPS and reference the following case numbers: Case #10-64787, Second Chance School, 8/24/10 Case #10-64873, La Pine Parks and Recreation, 8/30/10 Case #10-64923, Office of Sam Ramirez, 09/01/10 Case #10-65151, La Pine Parks and Recreation, 09/13/10 u



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THE NEWBERRY EAGLE - La Pine Centennial Commemorative Issue • NOVEMBER 2010

South County Schools Update Rosland Elementary School Grand Opening By Pat Yaeger, Principal of Rosland Elementary School

Greetings from Rosland Elementary School, Bend-La Pine’s newest elementary school. I am Pat Yaeger, the Principal of this brand new school, and so very proud to be so! We had an amazing opening ceremony on Tuesday, Sept 14, with the official ribbon cutting ceremony. Over 500 people showed up to witness this most special event. An open house followed the community bar-b-q and visitors were seen as late as 7:30 pm enjoying the picnic tables available on either side of the two wings. It truly is a beautiful building situated beautifully between two large play areas. Photgraphy by J. Repman We are the Rosland Rockets, our colors are silver and red, and our motto is “grounded Rosland staff participates in the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony – Folding of the Flag by American Legion Post 45 Auxiliary and in the past...soaring to the future”. We are September 14, 2010. Honor Guard, Rosland Dedication, September 14, 2010. starting this first year with 180 students in grades Kindergarten to 5th with room to expand. Please stop by and see this new school; with is one that they can be proud of and contribute to as they leave school and enter the we are happy to give tours. More next month on our staff. Happy Fall! marketplace. There are many ways to invest in our future. We can invest in financial La Pine Chamber of Commerce Board President Art Uecker spoke at the Rosland institutions. We can invest in real estate or other business ventures, however, I submit dedication. His words included: “ . . . This facility is ‘state of the art’ and as such will that the single most important investment and perhaps the one that has the greatest poallow you, our teachers, staff and administrators, to provide our children with informa- tential for long term success is the investment we must make in our children’s futures. tion, and challenge them to reach for the stars as the motto for this new school illus- This new school is an example of just such an investment made by the Bend-La Pine trates. It is our dream that this process will expose them to the positive aspects of our school district and the community of La Pine.” community, thereby showing our young people that the quality of life we are blessed Thanks to Art and the many other speakers who helped make this dedication so special! u

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By Tammy Doty, Principal It was great to see so many of you at conferences held October 6th and 7th. What a way to show your child that you care about his/her education as well as connect with the classroom teacher to know about where your child is at and what you can do to support him/her on the journey to becoming successful in school and in life. If you were unable to make conferences, it is not too late. You can always call the classroom teacher and schedule a conference before or after school. The teachers would love to connect with you. We are excited to share with you that La Pine Elementary received the highest rating on the State of Oregon’s School Report Card. Our rating was “Outstanding”! You will be receiving a copy of that report card at a later date. We appreciate all you do to support your child and school. It is with a joint effort that we do so well. Thank you so much! We do have one area to note that we did not improve on last year and that is attendance. We were close to not making that required state attendance rate of 92%. No matter how successful we may be in our academics and other areas, we will be considered not making AYP and failing on the State Report Card if we do not meet in this area. You make the biggest impact on your child’s attendance at school. Please let us know if you need something from us to help support you in this area. We would be happy to provide alarm clocks, bus stop times, etc. u

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Opens a Room for Parents Nanette McPherson, LPMS Office Manager

La Pine Middle School has a new addition this year. Through funds from a couple of grants and the ingenuity of our staff, LPMS has added a parent room called the “Hawk’s Lair”.  The Oregon Research, Positive Family Support Grant and Gear Up Grant have teamed up to create the Hawk’s Lair, a room for parents that provides a place to meet and talk. The purpose of the room is to offer a wide range of services to our middle school parents.  There are computers, a comfortable seating/meeting area, toys for younger children and the Family Access Network (FAN) office.  Mini-workshops and forums are in the planning stages but the room is ready for guests. The Hawk’s Lair will be open during regular school hours.  The only requirement is that parents stop by the office to check in.

Three Rivers School Beth Faulkenberry, Office Manager

The 2010-2011 school year is off to a great start at Three Rivers. Construction is coming along and the first of the year should bring completion of the new gym and new middle school wing. It’s exciting for all to watch the daily progress. Parent-Teacher conferences took place last week and most of our parents had an opportunity to visit with teachers and hear how their students are progressing. u



Congressional Medalist’s Perspective on War and the Military By T. Myers, Newberry Eagle Reporter

I must be one of this area’s luckiest ladies. During the past few months I have interviewed some very intriguing men. This month, as we focus on our veterans, I was honored to meet Oregon’s only living Medal of Honor recipient, Robert D. Maxwell of Bend, Oregon. Bob is a slim, handsome and dignified gentleman with clear blue eyes, a strong voice and a twinkle in his eyes. He is comfortable talking with a reporter, large groups of veterans, small committees who are looking into veteran’s affairs and, as a former school teacher who taught for 30 years, he takes command of the conversation and makes sure that his ideas are Photo by T. Myers clear and understandable. So went my talk with Mr. Maxwell at his home, eleven days before his ninetieth birthday. I wanted to ask so many questions. Bob has probably gone over his war story so many times, I did not want to make him retell, too much, so I researched before I went there and asked about specifics. (See my sidebar article about Maxwell’s background) I really wanted to have Maxwell tell me his feelings about the military today. With his age and personal experience, and activism for Veterans, I wanted to know what he thought about our current conflicts- and those after WWII. Maxwell briefly explained that he felt the Korean Conflict Robert “Bob” Maxwell, Oregon’s only living helped to keep South Congressional Medal of Honor recipient. Korea a free country and that exposure to Americans had helped Koreans understand freedom. By the time we got into Viet Nam, there was so much outside influence from the United Nations and other groups that, it was a stalemate. When we pulled out of the area, the peninsula had, at least, experienced a western way of life and the idea of a Republic where citizens vote for their future was a new idea that stuck. When I asked about Iraq, he explained, “We brought freedom, honor and prestige to women for the first time.” When he added his thoughts about Afghanistan, he thought that our objectives there might not be attainable. “Part of it is the extreme terrain.” He said, reminding me that the Russians had been unsuccessful in the ten years they were in the country, too. Maxwell went on. “It is hard to get control with the Taliban operating as a major player.” Add the fact that we don’t know whom the real enemy is because the men, children and even women are often the insurgents that we fight, and the problems we are facing seem hard to conquer. Maxwell believes that, “When talking about any war, you have to honor and respect the soldiers, the ones who serve: men and women in all branches of the military. They are the ones that carry out the war. Then we need to honor them when they return from the front. We must be diligent to care for the wounded whether it be physical, mental or spiritual.” He added, “Somehow there has to be some compensation for them until they are employed.”

In a society where jobs are scarce, our veterans are facing the same challenges as the rest of the unemployed. Maxwell believes that they should be supported and employed as soon as possible. I asked him what he thought about military service. He has a list of four things he felt important. 1. Do not leave our country defenseless. We need to maintain our military strength and, “Walk softly, but carry a big stick” as a way to avert war. 2. We don’t want to have a draft. We need to keep a volunteer Army. 3. Military Service leads to a good Bob Maxwell in his WWII uniform at education and employable careers. Bend Heroes Memorial. 4. Veteran’s benefits are better than Photo provided by Dick Tobiason they have ever been. We discussed the Band of Brothers organization. There are 400 members who meet to discuss veterans needs and help fundraise for trips like the Honor Flights for vets who want to visit the WWII memorial back in Washington, DC. He has been involved for almost ten years. He appears at Veteran events and wants people to know about Bend’s memorial on Newport Avenue, and also the Randy Newman walkway and memorials on either end of the bridge over the Deschutes. We are very fortunate to have a hero, like Robert D. Maxwell, be part of our local community. His exemplary service in the military, his career as a teacher and his ongoing activism for Veterans is a great gift to all of us. Thank you, Robert D Maxwell, for your military service and your involvement in support of Veterans. u

“Miles to go Before I Sleep…” By T. Myers, Newberry Eagle Reporter According to Robert “Bob” Maxwell, Oregon’s only living Congressional Medal of Honor recipient, it was August 7, 1944. He was stationed in France at Besancon as part of the Army’s 7th Infantry Regiment of the Third Infantry Division. He had been listening to German grenades being vaulted over the old stone wall where he and several of his comrades in arms were trying to keep out of the fray. (Bob was a technician who wired for telephones so the army could communicate. He had already been injured in Anzio by a piece of shrapnel from a German ’88 and where he sustained a leg injury. Although he kept working because he thought the bleeding wasn’t real bad. He was later pulled off the lines and put in the hospital for that, too). That August evening, the chicken wire strung overhead helped most of the grenades bounce back off to the other side of the wall. At two o’clock in the morning though, in the dark, dark night in the war zone, a grenade thudded to the ground near Bob Maxwell. He couldn’t see it, so he used his blanket and his feet to kick at the grenade, putting it between his feet and the wall. His body took the impact of the blast and he suffered injuries to his right foot, his left bicep and shrapnel to his temple. His heroic action saved his buddies from fatal injuries. Within seven months, on April 6, 1945, Bob was awarded the Medal of Honor. To hear him tell the story and talk about his life, he seems a modest, dignified man who was born nearly ninety years ago in Boise, Idaho on October 26, 1920. He was drafted into the Army from a job working as a timber cutter for the mining industry. (beams for inside mines). He explained that he was trained at Camp Roberts, CA to be a machine gunner/mortar man, but when he got orders to join US troops in Casablanca (North Africa), he became a technician that wired for telephones. He was an infantryman, however, and carried his pack, an M-1 rifle, ammo bandoliers with hand grenades hanging from them, a telephone and a spool of wire. He served in North Africa and then was ordered to Cicily, chasing after the Nazis who fled before the Army soldiers. During his short, three year Army career, Bob Maxwell earned the Congressional Medal of Honor for valor beyond the call of duty, The Croix le Guerre (French Cross of War), two silver stars, one bronze star, two purple hearts, other more standard issue medals and finally in 2004 on September 18th, Robert D. Maxwell was awarded a second high honor: The Legion of Honor award from France. The new bridge at milepost 8 on S. Century Dr., Sunriver is called the Robert D. Maxwell Veteran’s Memorial Bridge. It stands close to the General Patch Bridge across the Deschutes River. Today, Robert keeps busy supporting Veteran’s Affairs in Central Oregon and is an active member of A Band of Brothers, an organization that sponsors Honor Flights to the WWII memorial in Washington DC, as well as other veteran interests. At nearly 90, Bob Maxwell is a bigger than life hero that lives among us! He still has miles to go! u

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Honoring OUR VETERANS La Pine Local Leads Pearl Harbor Survivors By T. Myers, Newberry Eagle Reporter

Who says you have to retire at 65? For local veteran’s activist, RIF (Reading Is Fundamental) volunteer for 16 years, and ‘Grandpa Greeter’ at La Pine Elementary, Chuck Sellentin, it is far from the truth. Chuck and Mary Sellentin have been members of the community for 31 years after they moved from Santa Barbara to purchase the Far Enough Trailer/RV park. In an interview with Chuck, he excitedly told me that he and his wife Mary are returning to the site of the Pearl Harbor attack this coming December. He will be there to see the new visitor’s viewing platform and observe the date in the company of other survivors and guests. Photography by Sandra Jones

Chuck was in the Coast Guard when the bombing of Pearl Harbor took place. His ship, the USS Taney was armed with five guns fore and aft and 20 mm guns along the sides. The ship was one of those that dropped depth charges to stop the two man Japanese subs that were trying to finish the attack. He entered the service as a member of the Coast Guard in June of 1940 and ended up serving in the Navy until 1952 when he worked as a machinist on a destroyer called the USS Stickle in the Korean Conflict. Now Chuck adds his voice to other veterans across the country – especially the pearl Harbor Survivors to “keeping the word going!” Chuck said that this year the Pearl Harbor Memorial Service will feature the USS Missouri anchored next to the USS Arizona monument. Chuck and his wife have attended many of the memorials through the years and both feel that, as veterans of that era pass away, they want to be there to support the survivors who attend. The Oregon Chapter of the Pearl Harbor Survivors meets each month in Bend. For more information contact the Veteran Affairs Office in Bend. La Pine can be very proud of their own, home-town veterans, and especially proud of Chuck Sellentin’s ongoing work with the Pearl Harbor Survivors. u

Do you have a Vision for Veterans and La Pine? By Dan Varcoe, Newberry Eagle Account Executive

Photography by Dan Varcoe

Former WWII Army barracks building, in La Pine. Dick Tobiason, who is an advocate for Veterans in Central Oregon, recently revealed a timely opportunity for La Pine to create a multiple-use facility in La Pine that could also serve as a Memorial for World War II Veterans. The opportunity: The Pentecostal Church of God, located at 51491 Morson St, in La Pine recently built a new building. Now the two single story buildings that they used previously will need to be removed in order to make space for additional parking. One building was a former WWII Army barracks moved from Camp Abbot (now Sunriver) to La Pine after WWII and initially served as a recreation facility and then the church sanctuary. The newer “Double-Wide” structure with an attached multi-purpose room is adjacent to the former WWII building. They are available as a package or separately. Finding a Win-Win Solution: Pastor Ealum is eager to discuss options with folks and has indicated that the Church is hoping to get their parking lot paved from the proceeds of the sale of these buildings. There is hope that a group of local folks and community leaders, including the American Legion, VFW, and Vietnam Veterans of America might be able to work together to put the buildings to good use, all while honoring Veterans. At 18 percent of total population, La Pine has one of the largest Veteran’s populations in Oregon. Ideas? Some ideas that have surfaced for the buildings’ include establishing a La Pine History Museum, creating a Homeless Shelter or setting up the buildings for other community use like classroom and meeting rooms. Perhaps a combination of these or other ideas could be considered. If you have ideas or would like to take a closer look at the buildings, or would like to help explore the options and find ways to implement the project, please contact Dan Varcoe at 541-771-9771. u

How to be Thankful When Your Nose is in the Mud and Your Sergeant’s Yelling in Your Ear! Sayings from Veterans Compiled by John Huddle, Army Veteran

What Veterans Learned:

“I learned that good judgment comes from experience and that experience grows out of mistakes.” – General Omar N. Bradley. “War makes strange giant creatures out of us little routine men who inhabit the earth.” – Ernie Pyle “I joined the Marines during Vietnam with the intent of serving and getting out when I got home. I spent 26 years and stayed because of the bond to my fellow Marines. I also stayed to be apart of an organization that strives to maintain responsibility, accountability and most importantly, the highest standards of ethical behavior.” – Mike “Military service has definitely been the turning point in my life. I’d do it over again, could not replace the knowledge and experiences!” – Tom “Marine Corp Service prepared me for the adversity and challenges of life.” – Juan “I really enjoyed the Navy. The experiences were great – going all over the world.” – Ed “I’ve been immersed in it too long. My spirit is wobbly and my mind is confused. The hurt has become too great.” – Ernie Pyle

What is Military Service?

“The sergeant is the Army.” – General Dwight D. Eisenhower “If it moves, salute it; if it doesn’t move, pick it up; and if you can’t pick it up, paint it. (1940’s saying), related by Floyd. He was a sergeant in the Army. Don’t recall his MOS, but I do remember him saying they did a lot of scanning the ocean for Nazi subs. My mother, Phyllis, was passing out coffee & doughnuts at the canteen, which is where they met.” – Phil “The word ‘police’ took on a whole new meaning in the Army! You only volunteered for police call once!” – John “One weekend a month my ass!” – U.S. Army Reservist in Iraq “We are not retreating - we are advancing in another direction.” – Gen. MacArthur At Fort Bragg, NC, the 82nd Airborne sergeant was inspecting Airborne troops. The sergeant noticed one soldier’s field jacket was torn. The Sergeant said: “Soldier, your jacket is frayed.” The soldier replied: “Sergeant this jacket ain’t ‘fraid of nothing!” “If you go long enough without a bath, even the fleas will leave you alone.” – Ernie Pyle “After eating only MRE’s for 5 months, I can truly say the only reason I ate was to stay alive!” – Mike u

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Honoring OUR VETERANS Honor Flight Of Eastern Oregon

Left: Honor Flight of Eastern Oregon visits Iwo Jima memorial in Washington, dc. Above: At the Capitol, october 9, 2010

The Tour

Photos and Facts Provided by Dick Tobiason, President Bend Heroes Foundation, LTC US Army Retired

Oct. 6: Gather at Shilo Inn at PDX. Reception and dinner Oct. 7: Fly PDX to Washington/Reagan, Welcome at airport Oct. 8: Tour White House, WWII Memorial, Capitol Oct. 9: Tour Lincoln, Korean War, Vietnam, Navy, Air Force, Iwo Jima Memorials,

Women in Military Service for America Museum, and Changing of the Guard at Tomb of the Unknowns Oct. 10: Fly Washington/Reagan to PDX. Welcome at airport

Fact Sheet

Honor Flight of Eastern Oregon (HFEO) is a regional hub within the national Honor Flight Network (HFN) program honoring WWII veterans by taking them to Washington, DC to visit their National WWII Memorial. More than 50,000 WWII veterans from across our nation have participated in the HFN program launched 5 years ago. WWII veterans travel free of charge in appreciation for their WWII service and sacrifice preserving our freedoms. A donation of $750 will sponsor a WWII Veteran. Guardians traveling with the veterans pay for their own lodging, meals, and airline expenses ($900). Seven out of eight WWII veterans who survived WWII have passed away since the end of WWII sixty five years ago. The surviving 2.1 million WWII veterans are older than 84 with some in their late 90s. Almost 1,000 WWII veterans pass away daily. Time is not on their side. Following dedication of the 325 mile WORLD WARII VETERANS HISTORIC HIGHWAY east of the Cascade Mountains, Bend Heroes Foundation continues honoring WWII veterans through HFEO, its new regional Honor Flight program. There are 38 WWII veterans from 24 cities east of the Cascades on the growing HFEO waiting list. HFEO is managed by the non profit Bend Heroes Foundation, a 501 (c) (3) tax exempt entity. HFEO honored 10 WWII veterans during its inaugural October 6-10, 2010 trip to Washington. Eight Guardians assisted them over 2 full days visiting the WWII Memorial, Capitol, White House, Lincoln Memorial and six other veterans memorials in Washington and nearby Arlington National Cemetery. See attached photo of our group at the WWII Memorial. The Foundation plans to raise additional funds for visits to Washington by 40 or more WWII Veterans next Spring and/or Fall. Tax deductible contributions can be made on our web site: or sent to the address below. Veteran and Guardian applications for visits to Washington can be downloaded from that web site. For more information on participating in the Honor Flight of Eastern Oregon program and the National WWII Memorial, please visit these web sites: www.honorflight. org,, and u Bend Heroes Foundation, 22325 White Peaks Drive, Bend, OR 97702 Contacts: Dick Tobiason, President, LTC US Army Retired Phone: 541-388-5591, Cell 541-390-9932, email: Erik Tobiason, Vice President, Phone: 541 617-6033 email:

It is a great privilege to honor the “Greatest Generation”.

Honor Flight of Eastern Oregon visits National wwii memorial in Washington, dc october 8, 2010. Photos by Honor Flight of Eastern Oregon

WWII Vets, Ray and Vonnie Kuhn Find ‘Love in War’ By T. Myers, Newberry Eagle Reporter

It is always interesting to discover new aspects to familiar stories- especially about World War II and the people who served in the armed Forces. We have a special story right here in La Pine and it features two WWII Vets that are part of our community! Recent participants in the Honor Flight Program, which sends WII Veterans to Washington, DC to view the WWII Memorial, Ray and Vonnie Kuhn were able to experience the memorial together - as they should after 65 years of marriage! Ray Kuhn (B. 1922) had graduated High School, worked with the Conservation Corps towards the end of the New Deal Program and was busy working in Construction in Dickenson, North Dakota when he heard a call to arms. The Europeans were already engaged in a War with Hitler’s Germany and, since he didn’t really like construction, he joined the US Navy in June of 1939. Three months later he was shipped over to Pearl Harbor in September and worked in the yard. When the Japanese attacked, Ray was on the ground doing his best to keep losses at a minimum. He continued to serve in the Navy and close to the end of WWII he was injured and hospitalized where he met his future wife, Vonnie. She was his Navy nurse and he told me, “It was love at first sight!” He was mustered out in June of 1945 and one week later they were married. She was released from the Navy to give him continued care. The couple had two children. They lost their 21-year-old daughter and have a surviving son who lives in Portland. I asked Ray how he ended up in La Pine. He had worked at the Postal Service as a mail carrier and later in the office. “I came over to fish”, he said. “I liked the weather because it reminded me of North Dakota and I loved the scenery.” He moved here in 1972. Now he and his lovely bride, Vonnie, are very active in sharing the WWII memorial experience with other veterans of WWII. We wish the two of them long life and long love! Oregon Veterans are planning a new trip to Washington DC next spring. For more information you can contact Dick Tobiason, Veteran’s Activist and head of the Band of Brothers organization in Oregon: u

At Crystal Terrace we Honor Our Veterans Everyday

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HISTORY of Veteran’s Memorial Highway 97

Researched, Interviewed, and Written by Wendy Korn, Newberry Eagle News Correspondent • Historical Photos Provided by Dick Tobiason & ODOT

It took a long time for ODOT to ‘Get Oregon Out of the Mud’ (1913) and get ‘ODOT on the Move’ (1986). In 1927, 3rd street in Bend became officially part of the highway. Subsequently, Chiloquin in 1934, and what was known as 7th street in La Pine became part of the Dalles-California highway in 1951.

3.Why it's called the Blue Star Memorial Highway:

Many World War II Veterans were exposed to the beauty of the Pacific Northwest while training in Oregon and Washington, and returned to make a life in Central Oregon. Thousands of veterans live in the communities along Highway 97, which became the Blue Star Memorial Highway, and recently – the WWII Veteran’s Memorial Highway. Highway 97 is the major north-south vein that runs through Central Oregon communities east of the Cascades, providing businesses with rapid connectivity. The Oregon Department of Transportation has provided many years of service to this corridor, which in turn supplied Oregonians with food and supplies during wartime.

1.Why it's called the WWII Veteran's Memorial Highway: The military used Highway 97 during WWII to transport supplies and servicemen between eight critical training sites, including Camp Abbot, from Biggs Junction to Klamath Falls. In 2009, Senate Bill 449 recognized Highway 97 as playing a vital role in the success of the Oregon Maneuver, a mass training of 100,000 troops in the Pacific Northwest. There were 10,400 soldiers from the counties along the highway, and 261 made the ultimate sacrifice. The highway was designated to honor regional WWII veterans and inform the public of the historic role the highway had played during the war.

2.Why it's called the Dalles-California:

Highway 97 is part of the Blue Star Memorial Highway project, with multiple markers honoring veterans in beautiful garden settings or rest stops. Some well known Blue Star areas are: Peter Skene Ogden in Terrebonne, Rest area in Chemult, and Madras. The Website for National Remember Our Troops ( Campaign describes the Blue Star project in detail: “At the close of World War II, the National Council, like other public-spirited groups, was seeking a suitable means of honoring servicemen and women. It was agreed, that as Garden Clubs, it would be better to help beautify and preserve the country the men had fought for than to build stone monuments. The New Jersey clubs had just finished beautifying a section of one of the New Jersey highways as a War Memorial, working with the New Jersey Highway Commissioner, Spencer Miller, Jr., when Mr. Miller, a guest speaker at the annual convention of the National Council in 1945, suggested that this program be projected on a nationwide basis. This was just the kind of project the National Council had been looking for. Using the New Jersey project as its model, the National Council made a study of the inter-regional highways of the United States. A Blue Star Highway system was outlined, consisting of one east-west and seven north-south highways. (Today we have many more.) Highway Commissioners were informed of the plan as were also the Garden Clubs in each state, and all were invited to participate. Every Garden Club State President was asked to secure collaboration of the State Highway Department before undertaking a Blue Star project, as this was considered requisite to the success of the plan. A uniform marker was adopted to show memorialization, the design of which was a gift from Mrs. Frederic Kellogg, founder of National Council. The Blue Star Memorial Highway project began to catch on. These markers have been placed on highways from the Atlantic to the Pacific, including Hawaii and Alaska. Many of them stand today where they were dedicated over sixty years ago. While it originally began to honor World War II veterans, it enlarged its mission. In 1951 it expanded to include all men and women, who had served, were serving or would serve in the armed forces of the United States.” u In order to keep the highways clean, the Highway Department mechanics built this magnetic truck in 1928 that picks up debris. (Right)

In 1917, Oregon adopted an act to create “a road from The Dalles by way of Dufur, Maupin and Shaninko to Redmond Bend and from thence to Klamath Falls”. And so began a series of adoptions of road sections from Klamath Falls to Maupin as a State Highway. Resource: History of State Highways in Oregon

During WWI, construction did not stop; women were recruited to help as flaggers and pavers.

Left: At the end of WWII, Blue Star Memorial Marker were placed to honor veterans along highways. There are now three types of markers: the Memorial Highway Marker, found alongside roadways and at rest stops; the Blue Star Memorial Markers found at veterans’ institutions and cemeteries,; and Blue Star By-Way Markers which can be placed in any appropriate garden setting.

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by Bob Cox

Think Twice Before

Joining the “Gold Rush”

In recent months, you may have heard a lot about investing in gold. But is gold the right choice for you? Actually, many factors are involved in this investment decision —and you’ll want to consider these factors before you invest. Of course, the lure of gold is undeniable. Throughout history, gold has been perceived as having great intrinsic value. And this year, as you may know, gold prices have hit record highs, at well over $1,200 an ounce, as people have sought “shelter” from the stormy financial markets. But as an investment possibility, gold has some “scratches” to it. First of all, contrary to what you may believe, gold prices do not always go up; instead, they will fluctuate, sometimes greatly. Furthermore, there are specific risks with the different ways of investing in gold. If you bought a gold futures contract (an obligation to buy gold at a predetermined future date and price), you could lose money if gold falls, because you’ll still be obligated to complete your contract at the higher, agreed-upon price. If you purchased gold in the form of coins, bullion or bars, you’d face storage, security, insurance and liquidity issues. You need to do a lot of research before investing in gold mining companies, because some of these companies may still be in the gold-exploring stage — and there’s no guarantee their explorations will lead to profitable discoveries. Also, even when its price is considerably lower than it is today, gold is still a fairly expensive investment compared to other choices. It can be costly to go into the gold futures market. And you’ll likely have to spend thousands of dollars if you want to buy a bar of gold or even a bunch of coins. Given these drawbacks to investing in gold, what can you do to fight back against market volatility? One of the best ways is to diversify your holdings among a variety of investments suitable for your financial objectives. Market downturns often affect one type of asset class more than another, so if you can spread your dollars among a variety

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall By Mike DeBone The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall is dedicated to honoring those 58,266 men and women who died in the Vietnam War that ended in 1975. Me and my Mom and Dad went to visit the traveling wall in Redmond last summer. It was there to celebrate Redmond's 100th birthday. Our friend Jim came with us and he showed me and my friend the name of a man he served with in Vietnam that died in the war. It was sad because he was Jim's friend and co-worker.

of asset classes, you can help blunt the effects of volatility. Keep in mind, though, that diversification, by itself, cannot guarantee a profit or protect against loss. In coping with volatility, you’ll also help yourself by taking a long-term view of your investments’ performance. If you look at your investment statement for a given month, you might not like what you see. But holding your investments for the long term may help your portfolio better weather the ups and downs you’ll encounter in the investment world. So try to avoid the allure of gold as a “quick fix” to whatever seems to be ailing the financial markets at a particular time. Other investments may be less glitzy and glamorous than gold, but they can have their own sparkle. This article was written by Edward Jones for use by your local Edward Jones Financial Advisor. SEE BOB’s ad below. u



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Photos and Article by Robin Prante, Granger

Robin Nagy, Mitch Prante, Robin Prante, Mike Gerdau at the Prante Family Estate.

La Pine, OR, October 16th - A large group of smart young people descended upon our quiet little town! Over a dozen Grad Students along with a Professor or two from Utah State University Geology Department came to Central Oregon. These young Geologists and their Professors traveled convoy style in 3 large vans. Gallivanting around the state in search of rocks of interest. Newberry National Monument among their query. Mike Gerdau and Robin Prante (Grange members) were pleased to host this lively group at their home along the Little Deschutes River. Robin’s nephew Mitchell Prante was among the group of visitors and having spent plenty of time at the “Prante’s Little River Place” as a lad, Mitch was thrilled to be back in the La Pine area (and especially happy to introduce this Central Oregon gem to the lady in his life, Robin Nagy, a fellow Grad Student and Geologist). Central Oregon is rich in geological assets. Geo-Thermal opportunities among them. A field trip like this for the Utah State University Geology Department, enabled Grad Students who had never been to our state, an opportunity to experience our hospitality and our rugged beauty. Mike and Robin enjoyed the visit immensely. Serving piping hot bowls of chili, fresh biscuits and for dessert, Oregon made ice-cream with Oregon berries. Breakfast came early after late night dialog around the fire ring & a “log rolling race” (a ploy by Robin to get the recently fallen tree rounds rolled up and ready for splitting), but everyone was bright eyed and bushy tailed after some strong coffee and toasted beagles with cream cheese. Checking out layers of Turbidite along the road way.... It’s good to know that 15 new friends were made and that Central ”ROCK STARS” of Geology Oregon will always be happy to see them return! u

Little Deschutes Grange #939 La Pine

Photos and Article By Robin Prante November is upon us. Fall chores are at hand and many folks around La Pine have been busy with wood gathering and yard clean up. The local gardeners are busy cleaning up in the garden, stirring the compost pile and planning ahead for spring (already)! Your community Grange has a clean up day in the works too! Local “Grangers” will be busy at The Grange Hall on Morson in La Pine (just south of Books, Boxes and BS). It’s time to break out the dust mops, scrub buckets and wood polish! Be sure to keep an eye on the local advertiser papers for announcements and feel free to come on down and lend a hand! The La Pine Grange Flea Market (& trading post) is GOING STRONG! This community event is quickly approaching it’s 2 year anniversary. The Grange Flea Market is a YEAR ROUND market that takes place the 1st Saturday EVERY month (snowing or blowing, warm or wet), the indoor venue is the perfect place to BUY-SELL-TRADE in a clean and cozy family friendly setting. Affordable vendor fees are used to enrich our community in the form of Educational Scholarships, food and clothing for the needy, blankets for the cold. If you’d like more information about the Flea Market, to become a vendor or to volunteer, call Robin at 541536-1455. Grange is a non profit organization. A “Grass Roots” fraternity that has plenty of power to help. The National headquarters are in Washington DC. Grange is instrumental in making the rural American’s voice understood and heard. Grange legislative actions have helped to mold the rural American way of life. Helping farmers and rural folks to become educated and enriched. Find out more about the Grange...............come to the Grange Open House November 16th at 6pm. The Historic Grange Hall is on Morson in La Pine (call Dot if you’d like to rent the hall....541-5362197). You can join, you can visit, you can be a “Friend of the Grange”. The Grange is open to the public! Photos: Right: Grangers and Visitors enjoy the Open House Above Right: La Pine Grange Flea Market signs point the way to local savings, fun and family friendly deals.

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Grad Students and Professors of the Geology Department: Utah State University

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Take Precautions For Winter Driving

Reliable transportation is essential in the winter. It is especially important to keep your vehicle in top operating condition to avoid any unpleasant or dangerous situations while traveling in frigid weather. Preparing your vehicle for the winter season and taking proper precautions are the keys to safe winter driving. Prepare Your Vehicle For Winter Driving Winterize your vehicle. Check with a mechanic to make sure brakes, wipers, defroster and heater are working properly. Fill antifreeze and wiper fluids to the proper levels. Make sure tires are properly inflated and tread is in good condition. Equip car with proper materials in the event of an emergency (blankets, food, water, flashlight, ice scraper, cell phone and extra clothing). Keep your gas tank full. You may use more gas while traveling because it may be necessary to change routes or turn back during a bad storm. Driving Tips Start early and allow plenty of time to reach your destination. Clear snow and ice from the hood, roof and all windows and lights before driving. Be sure to keep your headlights on in snowy conditions. Brake carefully and early. It takes more time to stop in adverse conditions. Look farther ahead in traffic than normal. Actions of other drivers’ vehicles will alert you to problems and give you the extra time to safely react. Stay with your vehicle if it stalls and try to conserve fuel while maintaining warmth. Be alert to any possible exhaust or carbon monoxide problems. u

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Deschutes County’s Comprehensive Plan - The


By Ed Criss, Deschutes County Planning Commission It is with great concern that I write this article about the Deschutes County compre- your representative on the Deschutes County Planning Commission and i have fought hensive plan that is currently in the hearing phase. If you live outside the city’s incor- hard to represent your interests on this comp plan. It is time for you to step forward and porated limits then this comp plan will affect you and your property. Right now it has represent yourself now. We will not be successful if you do not. You have no time left to many of the elements of the defeated “local rule” buried in it’s pages. The “local rule” dawdle around anymore. We defeated the local rule, now let’s get the Deschutes County comp plan to make sense and get on the road to common sense for our investments in was voted down in a referendum in 2009 by the people of this county. There are a number of other problems with this comp plan. There is absolutely no our land. protection of your property rights for the use of your land. In fact there are many threats to your rights. A number of issues in the plan have not been acccepted by the planning commission and are being driven by the county staff. An example is the “interagency agreement” on wildlife. It would essentially apply the same rules for “public land” u to “private land” and could limit you from building an out building because it would interfere with a migration route. I feel there is also a number of obstacles being put in the way of the department of environmental quality and the citizens steering committee work to be done on the issue of the groundwater protection program that your county elected officials Formally handed back to D.E.Q. In July of 2009. I believe the county staff is still using this issue to try and stop development on platted lots they call “obsolete subdivisions” this report from “clarion and associates” in 1997 was said by county staff not to exist yet it is on the county website. (Type in obso- Someone once asked me. “Do you think it’s By Richard lete subdivisions at deschutes coun- boring to be perfect?” My reply was simple. Grotsky ty website to see this document. “No, because perfect people would never be This is what has been driving the local rule and other attempts to stop able to experience boredom, it’s to im-perpeople from developing the platted fect of a trait.” That question led me to asklots in south county. It is the obsoing this month’s question: lete subdivisions that has driven the “attitude” that we have seen toward residents in south county from county staff and For those of you not aware, there is yet another doomsday prediction set for 2012. Apparently an ancient advanced Mayan board of commissioners. This involves between 3,000 to 5,000 lots in south county! What we really need is a plan to do land swaps (and or buyouts) for land owners who civilization has engineered a calendar based on the stars. This bought into this situation and were unaware that the county now believes your subdivi- Mayan calendar is very accurate in comparison to the calendar sion is “obsolete”. If it is in the public interest to protect wetlands. Riparian areas, wild used by today’s society. The problem is, the Mayan calendar life migration routes, calving areas, high groundwater areas, flood planes, flood ways, abruptly stops in December of 2012. Some people believe this is when time will stop, etc. Then it is in the public interest to use public lands to mitigate this issue in land or a great shift in time may occur. So my question to the people this month is: swaps so people who invested in this area in good faith do not have their investment Do you believe in the Mayan doomsday prediction? here destroyed by the changing of ideas about where plats were done in the past. If you have a piece of undeveloped land or you have a permitted septic system, well, or out buildings, but no house yet, do not think for a minute you will be able to develop “I believe in it, because of all the other research done on the subject. With that much research, it’s probably true.” – Renae, age 14, La Pine, Or. your land. I have dealt with a number of land owners who have not been able to get a permit for a house for one excuse or another. Those who have a permit for a well, septic, or outbuilding have been denied a permit for a house regularly!! This defies reason “I believe in it because of other doomsday predictors, like Nostradamus.” – Ann, age 15, Malibu, Ca. and honesty on the county’s part. It was done for the fees knowing that a house permit would never be granted! Hearings on the Deschutes County comprehensive plan are starting to happen now. “I don’t believe in it. Because you cannot predict the future. You can never know when you will die.” – Baljit, age 41, Sacramento, Ca. You need to present testimony now on these issues or you will be stuck with restrictions that will destroy your value and land rights. You can go to Deschutes County web site under comp plan update or Deschutes “I have been known to joke around about it, but I don’t take it seriously though.” – Joe, age 43, La Pine, Or. County Planning Commission and look at the schedule of hearings to get dates, times, and place for these series of upcoming hearings. Tell your neighbors and especially “I don’t believe in it because of the Y2K prediction in 2000 that didn’t come true. I didn’t those land owners that do not live here about this. fall for that nonsense then and I don’t plan to now.” – Sean, age 23, La Pine, Or. u I cannot over emphasize how important this is for all persons in south county. I am

With respect, Ed Criss, 541-536-9542 Deschutes County Planning Commission

“I have dealt with a number of land owners who have not been able to get a permit for a house for one excuse or another.”

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FOOD I Want Something Different!!!

New Culinary Experience:

The Well Traveled Fork Article and Photos Submitted by Well-Traveled Fork

By T. Myers, Citizen Contributor

I am not feeling very “Over the River-y” these days. This fall has been harder for me than most, because it is the time of year when things slow down and you settle in for the holidays and I just don’t feel it! And you readers know that Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday, too. I like it because it is about abundance; family and friends gathering to celebrate another harvest and enjoy a good meal together. It is the time of year right before things escalate into gift giving madness and the end of year parties. So why am I so Bah! Hum buggy all over the coming holidays? It’s like I am overwhelmed at the idea that a year has passed and I am not ready for the new one! Does anyone relate? There is so much good to be thankful for, too. Let’s just talk these feelings over and get through them shall we? I don’t want to cook another turkey. I want something different- like baked fish or chicken enchiladas. I don’t want pumpkin pies- I want to make a dessert using pumpkin. I don’t want mashed potatoes and gravy. I would rather have creamy herb noodles or rice with broccoli and hollandaise sauce on it. I love cranberries, so I don’t think I will pass on them, but I want plain ones this year with a side of homemade applesauce. A fresh green salad with seasonal grapes, roasted walnuts and a good blue cheese dressing would be nice. And I don’t want a green bean casserole, especially one with French beans and canned onion rings. I still want rolls and sweet butter, but now I like the Hawaiian sweet rolls from COSTCO. I want to drink champagne during the meal and organic coffee with cream for dessert. H-m-m-m! I think I am starting to feel better. The menu I want sounds really good. If I bake a turkey so I have lots of leftovers for the rest of the weekend, maybe I can get away with the baked fish thing! If the salad course is served separately and looks really beautiful, that will work, too. If I balance the cranberries and applesauce with a good savory version of yams, the colors will be marvelous and there will be choices. The rice with broccoli will give me green veggies and a starch, and the hollandaise will make the dish festive and delicious! If I pour enough glasses of champagne, and finish with an exquisite dessert made from pumpkin, who can complain about that? Hey! I’m really on to something now! With a few gourds and candles to decorate the tables, and if I make some food in advance, this might end up being a fun holiday event. I have been worried that I will be too worn out to enjoy myself, but now I have options. Remember that this is the time of year when you can get sparkling wines at bargain prices, so fill your wine rack with a few extra bottles you can pull out for Christmas and New Year’s. Yes, I am definitely feeling better. Who knew that I could just talk it through with all of you and find my way through the woods to grandmother’s house? I hope you all enjoy the Thanksgiving season this year. Eat well and Bon Appetit! u

Traditional Family Recipes The W hite Family Best Turkey Stuffing By Nila White

1 - 9” pan cooked cornbread, 1 loaf torn bread Oil or Butter 4 Stalks Celery, Chopped 2 Yellow Onions, Chopped 1 Can Chicken Broth 2 Eggs Small Can of Dried Sage or Poultry Seasoning Walnuts (Optional) Saute Celery and onion in oil or butter. Meanwhile, break up cornbread and bread into a large bowl. Combine all ingredients and stir gently. Stuff into cavity of turkey and loosely around it. Bake any excess in separate pan.

Turkey Giblet Gravy By Nila White

Boil turkey neck, liver, gizzard, and heart in lots of water, until done. Remove meat from broth and chop. Return to broth. Keep broth simmering on stove. Mix flour and cold water as thickener in a shaker or bowl, making a medium paste. Pour gradually into broth, stirring constantly with a whip or slotted spoon. Broth will thicken as you cook. Add salt and pepper to taste. Gravy is done when desired thickness occurs.

A new tour company is deviating from typical Central Oregon outdoor excursions and focusing on something a little more unique. The Well Traveled Fork is offering creative culinary tours, where adventures in food will be in the spotlight. “Most people have no idea where their food is coming from,” said Bette Fraser, the company’s chef owner. “Our tours are changing that by making the farm to fork experience unique and exciting for everyone.” Bette Fraser has been a professional caterer in Redondo Beach, California for over 20 years. A culinary and wine tourist herself, Bette has trained in such places as Verona, Italy and Paris, France as well as state side. Bette has always had a passion for the concept of fresh, local and sustainable food. In Redondo Beach, she held after school cooking classes to teach kids where their food comes from. However, after falling in love with Central Oregon, Bette and her husband have relocated to Bend, Oregon. Bette has become very active in Central Oregon’s local food movement and is currently treasurer of the Slow Food High Desert Chapter. The Well Traveled Fork is the next adventure in Bette’s culinary career. The Well Traveled Fork offers cooking classes, private chef, teambuilding events, slide show presentations and insightful culinary tours in the Central Oregon area. You can meet the farmers and ranchers that grow the food that you put on your table. The growers will show you their homes, their fields and pastures, the places that make their products so unique. Through these exciting hands-on experiences, you will begin to understand and appreciate what fresh, local, organic, seasonal and sustainable food is all about. Currently, The Well Traveled Fork offers four very different tours. The Farm & Ranch tour takes guests into the surrounding countryside to visit the people that grow and raise the food that we eat. Time is spent at each place talking to the farmer or rancher about what they are doing and how they are doing it, tasting some delicious food and drink, and there is always an opportunity for pictures or visiting with the animals. It is a wonderful tour for kids! One of the other tours is the Round About Bend tour. They call this the insider’s culinary tour of Bend while showing off the beautiful public art in our round abouts. Special arrangement have been made with all the great places in town so the guests can have a unique, behind the scenes visit to a cookware store, a wine café, a bakery, a culinary school, a community garden and more. We love our Farmer’s Market and there is no better way to visit it than with Chef Bette. Every Wednesday, Chef Bette leads a market tour to pick out the freshest fruits and vegetables. Then her and her guests wander through downtown for a cooking demonstration and wine tasting event. Finally, they offer a very specialized microbrewery tour. Lead by Alison Wood, Bon Vivant and OSU graduate with a scary knowledge of beer and all things brewing, the pub crawl gives the guest an insider’s view of the microbrewery scene in Bend. Once again, special arrangements with a select few brewers and pubs, allow The Well Traveled Fork to offer wonderful food selections to complement the beers at the various locations. This is a tour for the discriminating beer connoisseur and is only available to guests over the age of 21. Giving Back…Because We Care A portion of the ticket price from the tours is being donated to NeighborImpact, which works to fight poverty and hunger in Central Oregon. It is the goal of The Well Traveled Fork to make sure that all people, especially children are fed good healthy, fresh and delicious meals on a daily basis. NeighborImpact receives and distributes food to a network of over 30 local agencies that include emergency food box sites, congregate meal sites, brown bag programs and shelters. For more information about The Well Traveled Fork’s culinary adventures, go to, or look them up on Facebook. u

Still Fighting for Veteran’s Facility Cheryl Hukill, Klamath County Commissioner’s Message Veterans are the heart and soul of Klamath County. During these tough economic times, the citizens of Klamath County passed a bond to build a Long Term Skilled Nursing Facility in Klamath Falls. Although, we were not awarded the contract, at this time, that bond is still available for a future award. We will see how the November elections regarding the other counties that were awarded the contract, come out. Just know, that we are not done fighting for a facility in Klamath County. We appreciate all of our veterans and service men and women who are now serving to keep us free. Our public meetings and the new TV program called: “This Week in Klamath County,” hosted by Joe Spendolini, are available on the county website: http://www. We have worked tediously, to make these available to anyone who would desire to know what is going on with your county government. We also have a month County E-News letter. If you would like to receive your free copy, please follow the directions listed below. To subscribe to Cheryl’s eNewsletter, simply send a blank email to: Once you do, our server will send you a confirmation email (be sure to check your spam folders). Just reply to the confirmation email and you’re done. That’s all there is to it. u

Marta’s House

Crescent Fire and EMS Service Area Includes 140 Square Miles By Kyle Kirchner, Crescent RFPD Fire Chief The Crescent Rural Fire Protection District provides first response to emergencies to the communities of Northern Klamath County, including Crescent, Gilchrist and Crescent Lake. Crescent RFPD is considered an “All-Risk” response organization. We respond to fires and medical calls primarily, but are summoned to all emergencies generally. Our Fire District, where our primary source of funding provides for fire operations, is comprised of 20 square miles consisting of the communities of Crescent, Gilchrist, Jack Pine Village and River Pines Estates (Hackett sub-division). In conjunction with responses to fire emergencies, Crescent RFPD has contractual obligations with Klamath County to provide first response medical aid to the above communities as well as the Crescent Lake communities. Our ambulance service area, or ASA, is comprised of 140 square miles. So we have initial response, treatment and transport responsibilities to the Lane County border to the West, to Michael Rd. and Hwy. 97 to the North, to the Hwy 97 and 58 Junction to the South and as far as ten miles East to Township 24, Range 10E, Section 13. We transport to Saint Charles Medical Center (SCMC) in Bend. There has been a fundamental shift over the past 20 years from the majority of emergencies being fire related to the majority now being medically related. We still need to be prepared for fires because when they occur they are devastating, so fire responses are still our priority. But as was noted, the majority of our emergency responses are now medical in nature, and through the transition, Crescent RFPD has tried to provide those critical services as well. In summary, the ambulance service provided by Crescent RFPD takes the majority of time and resources of the organization. The personnel provided through the [recently acquired SAFER] grant will allow us a two year window to first, resume ALS Medical response to the region and second, research and design a system that will support and maintain the current level of service. For more information about Crescent RFPD visit us at our website at u

Our ambulance service area is comprised of 140 square miles.


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2 Rivers Gallery Artist of the Month Reprinted with Permission of Chiloquin News I am a self taught bead weaver and designer. I began this craft several years ago, and as my interest increased I also wanted to share my knowledge with others. I have taught Kathy Morgan many classes within the community, and sold my work at galleries and museums throughout the state. My designs are inspired by nature, color, texture and people. I enjoy sharing with others the simplicity of bead weaving, and the happiness that comes with the appreciation of the art of a finished piece. u

Signed Book Raffle at Klamath County Library BY Heidi Nowak, Klamath County Library Now through, November 16th, the Friends of Klamath County Library are holding a raffle for a signed copy of Suzanne Beecher’s latest book: “Muffins and Mayhem: Recipes for a Happy (if Disorderly) Life”. Suzanne Beecher writes for the online book club Dear Reader. Her book “Muffins and Mayhem” chronicles family relationships while sharing recipes and humorous anecdotes for living. The book is a recipe-laden memoir of dysfunction and small victories. Beecher’s childhood was far from ideal, being an only child raised by emotionally distant parents, she was inspired to write “Muffins and Mayhem” by a reader who, having been diagnosed with lung cancer, asked for advice on what to leave her children, Beecher decided to pair a list of nostalgic recipes with the stories behind them. Raffle tickets for the book cost 50 cents each or 15 for $5 at the downtown library checkout desk. The drawing for the book will take place at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday November 16th. Proceeds from raffle ticket sales will benefit the Friends of Klamath County Library. The library’s subscription to Dear Reader online book clubs is provided by the Friends of Klamath County Library. Patrons can receive daily five-minute reads in their e-mail to sample books from popular genres. Categories include fiction, mystery, nonfiction, thriller, romance, sci-fi, pre-publication, author chats, teen and audio books. The service is free and anyone can register to receive the e-mails at the library website: For more information, please call the library at: 541-882-8894 or visit the library’s website:, u

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Fremont-Winema National Forests Award Two Timber Sales On The Chiloquin Ranger District Klamath Falls, Ore. – Independent Thinning, Inc. of Roseburg, Ore., was the high bidder on the Fremont-Winema National Forests’ Point Timber Sale. The 895 acre sale was awarded September 29 on the Chiloquin Ranger District in Klamath County. The company bid $187,032.10 for approximately 5.4 million board feet (MMBF) of a combination of sawtimber and green biomass. This sale is a Small Business Set Aside (SBA) sale. Another timber sale on the Chiloquin Ranger District was awarded to Interfor Pacific, Inc. of Gilchrist, Ore. The North II Timber Sale is 1,852 acres and was also awarded on September 29. The company bid $24,597.85 for approximately 8 MMBF of a combination of sawtimber and green biomass. Additional information about the Fremont-Winema National Forests’ Vegetation Management Program is available online at: u Reprinted with Permission of Chiloquin News

Wanted: Klamath Humane Society is in need of hay donations to get ready for winter. Must be good quality hay. We need about 3 tons delivered to 500 Miller Island Rd. Klamath Falls. It's all tax deductible including mileage. Please help. You can call Debby Fowler at 783-3114

Badger Run Wildlife Rehab We need volunteers for transport on the east and north sides of Klamath Falls. It’s a long way from Keno to Bly Mountain, lol. Anybody who can help, please call 541-891-2052. Thanks much and trust me, it’s a rush when you rescue an injured animal.

Alcoholics Anonymous

Meets every Tuesday evening from 6:00 to 7:30 PM, in the basement of the Methodist Church overlooking the park and two blocks east of the ambulance building. For further information on meetings in Chiloquin, Sprague River and Fort Klamath, you may call Dennis P. at (541 )553-3199 or for the AA Hotline, call the Klamath-Lake Intergroup Office in Klamath Falls at 541-883-4970

New Day Bible Study

Tuesday Mornings, 10am to 11am at The Table, Chiloquin ALL WELCOME

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News from Chiloquin

Crescent Gilchrist CATeam News

Reprinted with Permission of Chiloquin News

The Chiloquin Food Pantry The Pantry Needs: 1) Volunteers to help especially at this time of year when our volunteer pool lessens during the holiday season (541-891-6168). 2) G  ently worn clothing and other items. We plan to have one more Rummage Sale before the end of the year (541-783-3095). 3) E  mpty barrels to be placed in town for donations of non-perishable foods and Artists to decorate Food Barrels (541-891-6159). How to get Food Items If you need commodities and think that you might be eligible to receive foods at the Food Pantry, please call for more information, or stop by. We are here to help those in our community who are struggling financially and although our supplies are limited, we want to help those who need help. How to Donate Food Items or Money If you wish to donate foods to the Pantry we are happy to accept them. Food Barrels are at The Table and other places in town and there are a number of labeled jars in the stores in town, for you to make a monetary donation. How to Donate Produce If you have an over-abundance of produce in your garden, we would like you to drop them by the Food Pantry. All items are very gratefully received and distributed. How to Volunteer at the Food Bank Volunteers are always needed for the 4th Wednesday in the month to unload the trailer and stack supplies onto shelves. Please join us to be part of this active group of helpers we depend on for the success of the Food Pantry. For more information call Tabitha – 541-891-6159 or Gary – 541-891-6168

33nd Annual Art Exhibit and Wine Tasting January 29-30, 2011, The Running Y Ranch Hosted by The Exchange Club of Klamath Falls, Oregon

The 33rd Annual Sagebrush Rendezvous and Beer/Wine Tasting Party will be held on January 29th & 30th, 2011, at the The Running Y Ranch Convention Center. For 30 years, directed by Wayne Snoozy, the Sagebrush Rendezvous showcased western and wildlife art with the wine and cheese tasting party the final day. Since then, the program has greatly benefited the following: American Cancer Society Klamath Falls Special Olympics Klamath Hospice Other Exchange Club projects. Raising over $350,000 for these charities. This is the third year the Exchange Club of Klamath Falls has assumed the formal responsibilities and is continuing the same excellent venue of the Sagebrush Rendezvous that Wayne Snoozy directed for the 30 years. In its 33rd year, we are expanding the original theme to include all genres of art, more regional artists to personally show their works, a beer tasting on Saturday, and a quick draw contest on Saturday.

SCHEDULE: Saturday 10am-6pm Art Show 3pm-5pm Beer Tasting Event

SUNDAY 10am-6pm Art Show 2pm-5pm Wine Tasting Event

More information is available online at:

Update Provided By Judy Scally, CATeam Member

John Pellissier with Oregon Department of Forestry introduced our new Forester for the Klamath Unit, Tricia Mitchell. An ODF project in the works is using grant money for fuels reduction at the north end of the Gilchrist Forest adjacent to some homeowners in Jack Pine Village. There is a pulp project on the BSR Rd with Tom Cox. John Brown with CRFPD introduced new Firefighter/Paramedic, Tim Tetzlaff. The district now has three new employees hired under the SAFER Grant. John is working on a Google map of the district. They’re going to have a booth at the Chamber Christmas Bazaar. The Annual Firefighter Bingo is coming up on November 13 at the Crescent Community Center. Terri Anderson explained they made the decision not to transport patients from Willamette Pass and other incidents on Highway 58 to Eugene unless medically necessary. They are trying to avoid taking the ambulance and crew out of district. Patients will be transported to St.Charles. Bill Scally reported on KITC radio station. He said it is doing well and the system running okay. However one of the studio computers was hit with a virus recently. So, encryption has been increased. Yellow Knife has installed a new battery backup system on Crescent Butte with a three-day holding capability. Bill and Gil hope to have Klamath County Treasurer Mike Long on the Bill and Gil show to discuss budget cuts. The CATeam is still looking for a grant writer who would be able to write various grants as needed for the Crescent Gilchrist area. There is a great need for a person to do this. Commissioner Hukill will look into assistance with this from Klamath Falls. Anyone who has experience writing grants and would like more information, please contact Judy Scally at 541-815-4326. Crescent Ranger, Holly Jewkes, announced that the Three-Trails OHV project is now out for public comment and they are holding an open house at the Crescent Lake Community Building on October 21 from 4:00-6:30pm. Klamath County Commissioner Hukill encouraged everyone to vote on November 2 and said she’ll look into our ballot drop box issue. She explained Measure 18-80 and noted it did not get into the Voter’s Pamphlet. Basically all it is asking is: “Should Klamath County be in the decision making of KBRA?” A NO vote keeps the BOCC at the table. The Bio Mass plant is moving forward as is Sanford Pediatric Clinic. Our representative for ODOT, Tim McGinnis, reported that election signs are not allowed in the state right of way and are removed. They are not allowed due to endorsement issues. They will be moving office trailers here before the snow flies in preparation for the Crescent project next summer. They are working with the Forest Service installing a view shed near Diamond Lake with a plaque, etc. The winter temporary employees will be brought on-board November 1. The Crescent Gilchrist Community Action Team meets on the second Monday of each month at 8:00am. The meetings are held at the Ernst Brother’s offices in Gilchrist and are open to the public. For more information on meetings please call Judy at 541815-4326.

EVENTS Continued...


ChiloQuilters - Meet on Thursdays from 10:30 AM into the afternoon at Two Rivers Gallery; hours are flexible. A sack lunch is recommended since 6th & 7th KLAMATH VETERANS POWWOW at Klamath County Fairmeetings usually extend into mid-afternoon. Everyone interested in quilting is welcome! For more information, contact Linda Wood (541-783-3879) or Morna Bastian (541-783-2542 or jnmbastian@ Linus Quilters meet the last Friday of the month from 11:00 AM into the afternoon, at Two Rivers Gallery

Exercise Class – NO CHARGE. Donations to CVIP gratefully accepted. Improve Flexibility, Strength & Balance. Mon & Wed at the Chiloquin Community Center. 10am for the Winter schedule - October 1st - April 30th 9am for the Summer schedule - May 1st – September 30th. Sandi Selk leads gentle exercise of stretching/strength/balance for everyone 50-something and over - no matter your health, fitness level or weight. Bring water. Wear stretchy clothes & supportive, comfy shoes. No equipment is required. You may bring a non-slip type of exercise mat, hand weights and a soft fabric belt. Contact Sandi if you need more information. 541.783.2770

A FREE Native American Flute Class! Chiloquin High School Gym, Every Wednesday: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm - Free classes are offered by Wolf Hodgkinson in partnership with the MKNP (Modoc Klamath Native Partners). Wolf will be teaching the basics of playing the Native American Flute to any and all, young and old. The class is geared towards beginners and will start with the basics—how to care for your flute and playing from the ground up. You don't have to be Native American to play the Native American Flute. Music is the common language for all people. Learn to speak in ways everyone understands. Learn to play the flute. Anyone interested can contact Wolf Hodgkinson at 541-274-9093. u

grounds. For more information call 541-533-2624. 3531 S. 6th St., Klamath Falls, OR.

20th SECOND ANNUAL HOLIDAY BAZAAR AND FLEA MARKET at Crescent Community Center, Crescent Oregon, 10am-4pm. Brought to you by North Klamath County Chamber of Commerce. For vendor applications, visit www., or call Kerry Ellington at 541-815-6363.

20th & 21st AUTUMN FEST OF ARTS: local artists, live music, and vendors come together at the Klamath County Fairgrounds, Exhibit Hall #1, 3531 S. 6th St. Klamath Falls, OR. For more information, contact Rich at 541-205-3837. u

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The Power of Parents: Adolescents Teens say parents a leading influence in helping them to stay alcohol free. Brought to you by the Think Again Parents of South County Coalition.

That comment came from an Oregon teenager, who said parental influence was a major reason she chose to be alcohol free. That teen is far from alone. A survey a few years ago by the respected Roper organization found that 76 percent of youth ages 8 to 17 said parents were a leading influence in their decision about whether to drink. It can be easy for parents to dismiss the enormous power they have to educate and equip their kids to steer clear of alcohol. Our culture is awash in alcohol advertising that promotes the false notion that everyone drinks, with no consequences, and it can make parents feel undermined when it comes to helping their children make the healthy choice not to drink. But research underscores that parental influence is the key to keeping kids alcohol free. Among the most important steps parents and other caregivers can take are to educate themselves about the harms of underage drinking, to share those facts with their children, to express on a regular basis their strong disapproval of youth alcohol use, to establish rules and clear consequences for their behavior, and to take opportunities to strengthen the connection with their kids. It’s critical that parents start talking with their kids when they are young about the harms of underage drinking because alcohol is the No. 1 drug problem among

youth. About one in three eighth-graders and half of 11th graders consumed alcohol in the past month (Oregon Healthy Teen Survey). Too many teens that drink aren’t just having a cocktail at the end of the day; they are drinking a lot in one sitting.

passage. Although the rate of alcohol use among adolescents and teens is cause for tremendous concern, the statistics show that most children do not drink. Parents who are proactive- taking the preventative steps such as sharing the facts about alcohol’s harms and establishing family rules and consequences- surround their children with a protective framework that can keep them from using alcohol at a young age and avoid the problems that accompany underage drinking. Reprinted with permission from the nonprofit Oregon Partnership, a statewide organization that provides substance abuse prevention education and treatment referral at u

“Peer pressure is overrated; parents are huge.” The risks associated with youth drinking are serious. Alcohol is a major cause of death among young people. The part of the brain that controls planning, delayed gratification and judgment develops last. Pouring alcohol on top of that affects a youngster’s ability to make sound decisions, like whether to ride in a car with a driver who has been drinking. Beyond the safety consequences, underage drinking has serious health risks. Scientific research has found that regular drinking can harm a child’s brain. Studies show that tremendous brain development occurs during the adolescent and teen years and that the brain is not fully developed until our mid-20’s. For parents, helping kids make the healthy choice to stay alcohol free falls into the same category as making sure they wear a helmet when they ride their bicycle or a seat belt when they get in a car. It’s important to emphasize that underage drinking is not an inevitable rite of

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La Pine Youth Enrichment Programs By Sandra Jones, Newberry Eagle Editor

Yes, it was a good day - Thursday, Oct. 21 - when plans were presented to DESCHUTES COUNTY CHILDREN & FAMILIES COMMISSION (CCF). The CCF held their board meeting at the La Pine Sr. Center in order to hear Justin Cutler, La Pine Parks and Rec Director’s presentation. Perhaps you saw a group of people walking around town. It was the CCF board members and La Pine community leaders. They walked to the La Pine Event Center to see the facility and the floor plans for the new remodel. CCF is granting La Pine Parks and Rec District $30,000 for youth enrichment programs. These programs will include after school tutoring, physical activities, and possibly classes in photography, dance, and the like. Classes will depend on volunteers and their expertise. Call Justin Cutler at 541-536-2223 for more info on volunteering to facilitate a class. DESCHUTES COUNTY CHILDREN & FAMILIES COMMISSION finds solutions to ensure children, youth and families are protected, healthy and successful. u Photogrraphy by Sandra Jones, Newberry Eagle

CCF walking through downtown La Pine

Justin Cutler, La Pine Parks & Rec Director presents new LPEC floor plans to CCF

You’re not alone in saying no— there IS strength in numbers. 95% of South County adults believe that any teen use of alcohol at parties is not okay ( South County Community Readiness Assessment, 2010 ). For more information, visit or call 541.536.5002

In partnership with Think Again ParentS, Deschutes County Children & Families Commission, DHS Addictions and Mental Health Division and the Drug Free Communities Support Program.

CCF Executive Director, Hillary Saraceno

The Granny Pie Story by Don Greiner

In the fall of 2003, plans for the new La Pine Senior Center were the talk of the town. The necessary grants, the plans for our (LA PINE) Senior Center were in the works. Everyone at the old Senior Center, located at the corner of Huntington and Burgess roads, were really excited. They were looking forward to a new and larger Senior Center - a Senior Center with no stairs, a Senior Center with a modern kitchen and a place that all the citizens of La Pine would be proud of. Of course, there were obstacles that had to be overcome. Some of the grants came with restrictions and the requirement of partial funding by the Seniors. A group of ladies including Eileen Creswell, Von Ulmer, Gloria Benzel, Vivian Cooper, Carol Brewer, Betty Bernard, Louise Lichney, Diane Shuffelburger and others got together in a brain storming session. How do we raise the money we need to build our Senior Center here in La Pine? One suggestion, as all these ladies were home makers, they were experienced cooks. Why not use their pie baking skills to sell them and use the proceeds to fund the new Senior Center? Their goal was to sell 50 pies. They sent out the word. We need all the ingredients to bake pies - flour, sugar, shortening, eggs, fruit - you name it - we need it. The community responded. Donations came in and our Grannies started to bake the pies. Their goal, bake and sell 50 pies. Almost as soon as they were baked, the 50 pies were sold, another 50 pies were prepared and sold, then another 50 pies were sold - a total of 150 pies on their first try. So started the “Granny Pie” tradition. Every pie is baked to order. Because of their reputation the Granny bakers bake several hundred pies every year. This year at the Rhubarb Festival, all the pies were sold by 10:00 am. At Western Days more pies were prepared, and they lasted a little longer, however all were sold. It just goes to show you, when a group of grannies take on a project, you better get out of their way. They get the job done. Thank you Granny Pie Bakers. I hasten to add that there were many activities to raise funds for our La Pine Senior Activity Center and Granny Pies was just one. There was a community wide effort with many hours spent by volunteers working toward a common goal and many dollars donated by a lot of individuals that made our Center possible. It is not our intent to slight anyone. The Senior Center provides a variety of activities for the residents of south Deschutes and northern Klamath counties. Every Monday morning from 9:00 until 11:00

am there is an advanced Line Dancing Class. A Line Dancing class for those with less experience is held Wednesdays from 9:00 until 11:00 am. If you like Bingo, we have a Monday evening game starting with an early bird game at 5:45 pm. Snacks are available for purchase starting at 5:00 pm. Tuesday’s Bingo begins at 1:00 pm following a tasty lunch. Cards go on sale at 12:45. For those of you who love to sew, the La Pine Needle Quilters meet to sew and have a great time Wednesday mornings from 9:00 am until noon. For you who have your own project, bring it in and enjoy visiting with the group. If you need some help on your project, there is experienced ladies willing to give you the help you need. There is activities for those of you who are single, lost a mate or divorced. They meet at the Senior Center once a month to plan activities. A trip to a nearby restaurant, an outing to shop in Bend or take in a movie, picnic or whatever. All Singles are welcome and should call the center for additional details at 541-536-6237. Other programs include a foot clinic (by appointment), Care Givers support group, a Genealogy class, fitness training and Weight Watchers program. There is an excellent kitchen staff. Lunches are served every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Friday is a Pot Luck at noon followed by games (cards, pool, etc.). Bring your favorite dish and join in. You will receive a warm welcome. A very special brunch is served the second Sunday of every month from 11:00 am until 2:00 pm. This is always a favorite. There is no better food served in the area. At every brunch, there are more and more complizments on the food served and the service. The La Pine Community Senior Activity Center works to promote activities of interest to every one in our area. We are constantly looking for additional activities and programs for our Seniors as well as others. We are also looking for persons with special skills that are willing to pass their knowledge on to others by teaching a class. There is a real interest in Ball Room Dancing, but we have not been successful in finding some one to teach. If you are the one, let’s talk. We need your expertise. In short, our Center is here for our community and we are self-supporting. Contrary to popular belief, we receive no Federal, State, County or City funding. Our building is owned by The La Pine Senior Citizens, Inc., and is managed by our elected nine member Board of Directors. They meet the second Tuesday of every month at 9:00 am. Anyone is welcome to attend the Board of Director meetings. u

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By Wendy Korn, News Correspondent The La Pine Senior Center has a variety of activities that will keep you moving. Everyday the Center has pool, darts, and cards to enjoy with fellow seniors. Here are all the fun things to do during your week: Mondays: Line Dancing Class, 9:00am-11:00 am Oil Painting, 1:00pm-2:00pm, Bingo, 5:45pm Tuesdays: Bingo, 1:00pm-4:00pm Genealogy Class (2nd and 4th Tues.) Wednesdays: Quilting, 8:00am-12:00pm Line Dancing Class 9:00am-10:30am

Thursdays: Quilting, 8:30am-12:00pm BYOP (Bring your own project) Fitness Training with Meg, 10:30am-11:30am Pool Tournament 2:00pm-4:00pm Fridays: Potluck followed by games, 12:00pm Saturdays: Weight Watchers Meeting, 8:30am Sundays: Brunch, 11:00am (2nd Sundays)

For more information on these classes, visit the La Pine Senior Activity Center at 16450 Victory Way, or call (541)536-6237 to speak with a receptionist.u

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Veterans’ Aid & Attendance Pension Benefit Overview As of June 2010

The Veterans Administration offers Aid and Attendance as part of an “Improved Pension” Benefit that is largely unknown. This Improved Pension allows for Veterans and surviving spouses who require the regular attendance of another person to assist in eating, bathing, dressing, undressing, medication dosing, or taking care of the needs of nature to receive additional monetary benefits. It also includes individuals who are blind or a patient in a nursing home because of mental or physical incapacity. Assisted care in an Assisted Living facility also qualifies. You can remain in your home and receive this pension benefit also. This most important benefit is overlooked by many families with Veterans or surviving spouses who need additional monies to help care for ailing parents or loved ones. This is a “Pension Benefit” and IS NOT dependent upon servicerelated injuries for compensation. Aid and Attendance can help pay for care in the home, Nursing Home or Assisted Living facility. A Veteran is eligible for up to $1,632 per month, while a surviving spouse is eligible for up to $1,055 per month. A couple is eligible for up to $1,949 per month.

What can Aid and Attendance be used for? The pension benefit can be used for aid to assist in eating, bathing, dressing, undressing, medication dosing, or taking care of the needs of nature. Disclaimer – This information was gathered as a courtesy by Home Instead Senior Care from Please visit this site for more details and more up-todate information. u

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The New Senior By T. Myers, Citizen Contributor

My agitation about the education system is building. Explosively! During the past few weeks there has been a lot of coverage about the need to revamp the school system, change the way our children learn and get to the heart of the matter of student drop out rates and behavior problems. Obama says it is his new priority. (I wish he would concentrate on jobs and the economy first, but the kids are important, so why not?) The candidates that are running for state offices are talking about changes, too. As a former educator, I have all kinds of things I know about how things are taught, and how children learn and what different changes would mean to the four immediate partners in education: children, parents, teachers, and administrators. I also know that as long as we do not recognize the amazing differences in our children today: the need to be aware of technological advances, the global aspects to learning, the changes in parenting, the changes in what a school’s mission of safety (every child needs to be safe at school during the day) has done to the management of children, the “no child left behind” mentality of Government, the across the board acceptance of societal behavior changes and, finally, the loss of what used to be an American Philosophy of Education that proposed schools as the leaders of basic education about reading, writing, arithmetic, and citizenship, well, folks, we are stuck! Let me explain why. Safety first: Every decade has a focal point for education. The first line of education is to keep students safe while they are at school and on public school transportation to and from school. That is right! Teaching them is not the most important thing that schools do. Does this impact a child’s ability to learn? Are we really keeping them safe (Latest articles about school bullies? Suicides?) Do the clothes that we let our children wear cause any bad behaviors? Biology states that if a person exposes parts of the skin that is usually covered in his/her society, it can signal a biological reaction to occur. (Hence no spaghetti straps, bare midriffs and saggy pants showing underwear). Behavior: For decades the schools taught deportment in schools. Not manners, but how to exist within the classroom by learning proper ways to conduct oneself with others. In classroom management, teachers are still responsible for keeping children in line- as long as they don’t cross a line drawn by a sensitive parent or even an administrator. Children rarely learn what special relationships to others are acceptable and because of the fact that they don’t learn the difference between intimate/close relationships, social relationships and how to handle strangers, behaviors are continually blurred. (Look up Dyssemia.) Global learning/world community: Educators try to promote being a ‘life long learner’ in our schools. We want children to fit into a global community where they relate to people of all countries and backgrounds. The question becomes, when do you learn to be a good citizen in your community, your country, and more importantly, as a friend and family member? Who teaches what? The line between parenting and education is smudged and often causes difficulty. Any changes in education need to consider this important point. No child left behind: Could it be possible to believe that children have the right to an equal education and opportunities for learning and leave some children behind? We now test our students to see if they measure up to expectations. In most elementary schools about 31 days are used out of 180 days to teach the tests that kids have to take. 1/6th of their time is about how to pass the tests. How does a creative teacher teach? My experience tells me that it is not time spent on taking tests, but instilling wonder and excitement about the subjects that really gets a child engaged in learning. Why don’t we have comprehensive exams at the end of every year? If a child does not pass the exam, the child stays back until comprehension and ability are able to measure up! This does not mean failure. This means more time at a certain grade level to learn what is needed to go on in school. Simple. What are schools supposed to teach? Now, here’s the real question. No child should be able to graduate from grade 12 without reading at a 12th grade level, without knowing how to write essays, letters and creative stories. And, not without being able to research in order to find information, either! No child should go into life without knowing how to manage his/her money, pay bills, grocery shop or do basic household chores that would allow the student to live independently: i.e., laundry, sewing, cooking and cleaning, as well as, proper etiquette in social situations. What I want to know is: “What worked for you- or didn’t- when you went to school?” Our students are now visual learners with access to technology and a lateral learning curve. What do we do to make it work? Let me know! See you next month! u


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November is National Diabetes Month. Dr. Graham Balcer encourages anyone who has, or may be at risk for diabetes to have an annual eye examination. “Diabetes affects 18.2 million Americans, 5.2 million of which may not know they have the disease,” Dr. Balcer said. “One of the health problems associated with diabetes is diabetic retinopathy, a disease of the eye which can cause blindness.” Diabetic retinopathy can weaken and cause changes in the blood vessels that nourish the retina. Symptoms may include blurred vision, cloudiness and/or “floaters”. Diabetes also increases a person’s risk for developing other eye diseases, Dr. Balcer added, “Persons living with diabetes are 40% more likely to develop glaucoma and 60% more likely to develop cataracts.” “But the early stages of diabetic retinopathy may produce no visual symptoms at all,” Dr. Balcer said. “That is why it is so important for anyone who has diabetes or a family history of diabetes to have a yearly comprehensive eye health examination. Early detection and treatment are essential,” Dr. Balcer added, “because once damage has occurred, the effects are usually permanent.” Dr. Balcer owns and practices at La Pine Eyecare Clinic located at 16410 Third Street in La Pine and is a member of Vision Source, the nation’s number one network of private practice optometrists. Founded in 1991, The Vision Source network includes more than 2,200 offices in all 50 states and in Canada. For more info Contact: La Pine Eyecare Clinic at (541) 536-2911. See Dr. Balcer’s ad on back BELOW. u

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December 2, 2010 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Partners In Care ~ Bend

In keeping with the spirit of hospice, we welcome all traditions and beliefs. Music provided by: Youth Choir of Central Oregon. Keepsake ornament is available for $20. Proceeds go to support Partners In Care programs. Call Partners In Care 541.382.5882.

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La Pine

November Events to Pay Tribute to Veterans

VETERANS MEET AT GORDY'S in La Pine every Wednesday 0930, come join us! NOV 11, VETERANS DAY: Memorial Service, 11 am at the La Pine Memorial Cemetery. NOV 11, VETERANS DAY: 2 pm Dedication to Honor Wall at American Legion, 52532 Drafter Road. For more info call 541-536-1402, La Pine American Legion.


November 6th & 7th KLAMATH VETERANS POWWOW at Klamath County Fairgrounds. For more information call 541-533-2624. 3531 S. 6th St., Klamath Falls, OR.


Wednesday, November 10 at 5 pm - United States Marine Corps Birthday Ball to be held at The Elks Lodge, Butler Market Road in Bend. Reservations must be made in advance. Contact Susie Wirges: 541.388-2604 Thursday, Veterans Day, November 11 at 11:00 am - 11th Annual Veterans Day Parade of Bend sponsored by Bend Downtown Business Association. Parade Grand Marshals will be honoring Women Veterans and 1-82 CAV - Oregon Army National Guard 41st Infantry Brigade Combat to an investment company via us mail. He mailed the coins in a metal can on 02/18/09 using certified mail. The package was not insured or trackable. The package never arrived at it’s destination. Rp filed a report with the us postal inspector and was not satisfied with their investigation. Rp then called the fbi and they referred him to dcso.


12:59 Animal control complaint: rp told me the neighbor’s three chickens come on to her property and eat the foam she uses to winterize her house and is tired of replacing them. Martindale asked if I could speak to the neighbors about the problem. I went to the neighbor’s residence and saw the three chickens. No one was home, so I left a door hanger. Bend


12:41 Violation of fish and game laws: rp witnesses a male aiming a rifle at deer. Rp ran at the deer to cause them to run away, then called le cause the male was upset. I checked the area and did not locate the male. Based on description from rp, it sounds like male was in a legal hunting area duting a legal hunting season. No evidence of a crime. Paulina Lake Rd., La Pine 15:00 Assist other agency / fire-ambulance assists: assist fire after daughter called in. She had checked on her father and was unable to get an answer at the door. Medics cared for the patient, no transport. Rpt was going to stay on scene to care for her father. La Pine


15:49 Noise complaint / loud music / etc.: Rp mad at a neighbor for mowing his lawn too long. Rp advised neighbor not breaking law. (Long standing issue with rp not liking the neighbor or anything neighbor does.) No crime, no violation.

12:31 Harassment/threats/menacing/ stalking/phone harassment: rp began receiving calls from people offering to purchase her car. Rp said that she was not selling her vehicles and the caller said they found her advertisment on I found the advertisments on craigslist that were placed by another person in attempt to harass and annoy the rp with unwanted phone calls. See report for details. 19:55 Obscene/suspicious phone calls/911 hang-ups: 911 hangup, found person at home with her young son, eating ice cream. Apparently son had accidently push speeddial on phone. Took person a few minutes to find the phone, son had “hidden” it. All code 4. La Pine

Thursday, Veterans Day, November 11 at 12 noon - 6 pm Open House at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1643 at 1503 NE 4th Street, Bend. The public is encouraged to come out and meet military service members and veterans. Refreshments will be served. For more information contact Bob Cusick: 541.389-0775 Saturday, Nov. 13 - 9:00 am. 11th Annual Marine Corps Birthday 5K Run/1 Mile Walk in Bend. Honor the Marine Corps birthday and sign up for the 5K/1 Mile Walk. The event will kick off on Saturday. November 13 at 9:00 am in downtown Bend next to City Hall at 710 NW Wall Street. This scenic route will travel along the Deschutes River passing through five of Bend's beautiful city parks. The run and walk will finish at Mirror Pond Plaza in Drake Park. Prizes for 1st place, along with refreshments and great raffle prizes will be awarded at the end of the run. This is a charitable event to raise money to purchase a new passenger Van to transport Disabled American Veterans daily to the VA Hospital in Portland. For more information visit: / email: or Call Eric at: 541.383-8061 HEROISM from WITHIN Veteran event: Heroism from Within hosted by Girls night out, honoring military veterans both men and woman.Where: Three Sisters Adventist Christian School 21155 Tumalo Rd. Bend. Cost$5.00, reservations or info: 541.475.9371/email:patabernathy1@msn. com, Inspirational Speaker Col.Tom Greco. Saturday, November 13 at 12 noon - 5 pm - Veterans Annual Chili Cook-Off Challenge at the VFW Post 1643, 1503 NE 4th Street, Bend. The public is invited to an afternoon of great chili, food, drinks, and music. Proceeds to benefit local veterans organizations. For more information contact Bob Cusick: 541.389-0775 u

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Habitat for Humanity Homes Are Available With No Down Payment

Article and Photography By Mike Beeson Despite its longtime, worldwide activities, there are still a lot of misconceptions about housing available from Habitat for Humanity. One of the most common is that all Habitat Homes are built for unemployed, homeless people. In fact, Habitat homes are built for working families whose income will not qualify them for conventional financing (and these days, that’s a lot of people). What makes Habitat homes affordable is they require no down payment and the mortgage is free of interest. That keeps the monthly payment for the Habitat homes currently being built in La Pine at around $500 a month, including taxes and insurance. Additional savings are achieved through lower utility bills; homes built by Newberry Habitat are extremely energy-efficient.


03:21 Domestic disturbance /violence: person was highly intoxicated, became aggressive for no apparent reason, and had to be restrained by family and friends. During the investigation he passed out as a result of the large amount of alcohol he consumed. No one was injured and no there was no crime. La Pine 12:00 Animal control complaint: rp advised juvenile son was chased by neighborhood dog. Contacted dog owner, who explained dogs ran through open door. Dog owner advised he would contain dogs appropriately in the future. Clear verbal warning. La Pine

18:58 Animal control complaint: report taken in regards to a cougar attack. See report for more details. La Pine


10:44 Theft / forgery: rp reported that he mailed $10,000 worth of silver coins

Team. A F-15 fighter jet flyover from Kingsley Field is planned to fly over Wall Street at 11:00 am. Floats, school bands, pipers, drums and military vehicles will highlight the parade. The procession will kick off at 11 am on NW Newport Avenue and march over Veterans Memorial Bridge, south on NW Wall, NW Franklin, around Drake Park on NW Riverside, concluding on NW Galveston and Harmon Street. For more information, Contact Rabbine Harpell: 541.480-4516. Bend Parade seeks Woman Veterans. Call Trisha at 541.317.3184.

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Acquiring a Habitat home requires what’s called “sweat equity”, which means families and their friends work right alongside the volunteer construction crews building the house. Habitat owners can say they truly had a hand in creating their home. It’s easy to determine if you might qualify for a new Habitat for Humanity home. Just contact the Newberry Habitat office at 541-593-5005, or pick up one of the preliminary application forms available at several La Pine businesses, including the Eagle office and the Chamber of Commerce office. u

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Sunriver - A fun place to play - Here’s what’s new

Book Reviews & Events Ice Skating Rink

SUNRIVER BOOKS AND MUSIC By Deon Stonehouse, Sunriver Books and Music

Saturday November 6th at 5:00 PM we have the great pleasure of presenting one of Central Oregon’s own. Sarahlee Lawrence will give a presentation on River House, her luminous memoir. Sarahlee is a remarkable young woman; if this is what the future holds, we can stop worrying, the next generation is going to do just fine. She has packed a lot of living in already and is still going strong. There is something for everyone in River House. It is the story of young woman raised on a ranch in Terrebonne. It is the story of a woman willing to match wits with some of the wildest rivers in the world. River rats should love this book! I was on the edge of my seat reading the first chapter about running a river on the border of Bolivia and Peru where the rapids are called los monstrous. It is the story of a woman who found home in the wide open spaces of Central Oregon, a place where her heart told her she belonged. It is the story of a family, a daughter who left to find her dream running wild, white water, a mother who worked hard to keep her family together, and a father who mourned the passing of his youth, who yearned for the big waves he surfed as a young man. It is the story of a father and daughter coming to terms with themselves and each other, finding middle ground. These are people who care fiercely, who are willing to take chances. If you enjoy reading about people who put themselves on the line, test their resolve, and build a good life, you will find this book inspiring. Sarahlee Lawrence likes to make a difference. She is involved with the Slow Food movement and will travel to Italy soon for a conference. On her farm she grows certified organic vegetables here in Central Oregon. The CSA program allows people within a certain radius of her farm to have fresh, healthy, organic vegetables delivered weekly. At a book event in Bend we were served her fresh veggies. I did not believe we grew anything tasting so good right here in the USA! When she isn’t farming she is still out on that wild water. She guides expeditions on the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon. I love it! Sarahlee Lawrence lives in Central Oregon, farms organically, travels internationally as a woman farmer participating in the Slow Food movement, guides trips down tumultuous rivers, and writes inspiring books. If this is the next generation, I am delighted. We hope you can come hear Sarahlee, she is bringing slides too. There will be refreshments and drawings for prizes. Stop by Sunriver Books & Music, call 541-593-2525, or e-mail to sign up to attend this free event.

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November has interesting book club discussions, meetings are Mondays at 6:30 PM. 11/1/10 Mystery Book Club discusses The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest by Steig Larrson 11/8/10 Travel Essay Book Club discusses Outposts by Simon Winchester 11/15/10 Fiction Book Club discusses You or Someone Like You by Chandler Burr 11/22/10 Nonfiction Book Club discusses Cheap by Ellen Ruppel Shell 11/29/10 Classics Book Club discusses Catch 22 by Joseph Heller u


By Ryan Smith, Village at Sunriver

The newly remodeled Ice Rink located in the heart if the Village is nearing its completion. The significantly lifted and remodeled roof, updated check in/entry area, bathrooms and the new addition of an indoor viewing area with a two-way fireplace are just a few of the changes you can expect to find this winter. As far as the opening completion date, “we are targeting a Thanksgiving Weekend opening“, says Ryan Smith, Manager of Alpine Entertainment, whose company manages the Ice Rink operation. “There are many factors to look into before we can say for sure on the exact date, assuming everything runs perfectly we should make our projected date”, says Smith. “Of course weather is always a factor, it needs to be cold enough for a November opening, but the complex construction schedule is the biggest hurdle. Crews have been ramped up and are really doing the best they can at this point. Jay Improvements to the Ice Rink: Cheesman and the Colson and Colson Construction team have done an amazing job Roof elevated and what has been completed really looks New grand entry incredible.” Skate rental facility The Ice Rink will still offer adult and Zamboni garage and storage children’s hockey, coed broom ball leagues, Public restrooms children and adult figure skating programs, Warming area as well as ample times to rent the ice for groups and private parties. With the help of the Village and its tenants, there are plans for a major Grand Re-Opening celebration to tentatively take place Friday, December 10th in the evening. Festivities for the grand re-opening will include FREE ice skating, Christmas carolers, free cookies and cocoa, tours of the facility and possibly even a visit from Santa and his elf. “We really want all of Central Oregon to come see the wonderful changes. Offering free skating and other entertainment will hopefully be incentive for everyone to come and see all the improvements. Free skating is based on availability however. We will even offer a one night only discount on season passes for anyone who comes on the Grand Re-Opening Night” Smith says. The date of the grand Re-Opening is subject to change based on construction. For more information regarding the Village Ice Rink improvements, pricing, hours of operation and other general information please call 541-593-5948 or visit the event page at u

This Winter - take your family ice skating at the village


Families And Communities Together

FACT November Activities: Staying Connected to Your Teen for families

with teens ages 12-17. Why wait for problems, join other parents and get information to help avoid family conflict. Meets once per week for 5 weeks & includes dinner and parent book. If you have a “tween” or a “teen” this program is for you! Free.

Supporting School Success for families with children kindergarten through 3rd grade. Give your children the foundation they need for a successful school career. Meets once per week for five weeks, and includes a parent book, dinner & childcare. Free! Play Group for parents and their children 5 and younger.

Meet other parents and let your little one make new friends & enjoy the playroom. Wednesday mornings 9:30-11:30. Free.

Darkness to Light child sexual abuse prevention training.

This program teaches adults how to prevent sexual abuse from happening to children. If you have kids, grandchildren or just want to be proactive this training is for you! Wednesday November 17, 5:30-8:30 pm, free.

Have questions or concerns about your children? The FACT Resource and Playroom is open Tuesday-Thursday 9:00 am to 4:00 pm inside the La Pine Community Campus.

FACT is a local nonprofit organization providing support services to families with children in the greater La Pine area. Phone 541-876-1011 • 51605 Coach Rd., La Pine

Recalling one of his favorite events, Buddy shared with Arlene about the weddings. “During a wedding, almost the entire building is busy: The bride’s room, groom’s room, the Pastor’s office, kitchen, reception hall, bathrooms, sanctuary and the hallway are way busy place….with lots of crumbs sprinkled around. The doors are swinging all the time with the catering folks – every room and everyone is humming with activity. Next weekend there is a church wedding”, Buddy said. “I’ll show you what really happens.” Friday came and the janitors put an extra shine into polishing the windows, the dusting and vacuuming. The wedding dress was delivered to the bride’s room. Clothes were also stored in the groom’s area. Special juice was made for the wedding Communion ceremony. Musicians were coming to warm up on their instruments and accompany the soloists’ practice. The kitchen smelled WONDERFUL as the rehearsal dinner was being prepared and tables were set for the wedding party and guests. And this was just the rehearsal day. Saturday was the BIG day and excitement was in the air. Flowers and the cake arrived. Candles and a long white rug were arranged. Snacks in the nursery, fruit in the bride’s room, plus punch, coffee, candy and nuts in the kitchen. “WOW!”, Arlene said. “I’ve never seen anything like this!” “Just wait until all the wedding guests get here”, said Buddy. Buddy and Arlene hid among the musical instrument and watched the wedding: The brides’s maids, the maid of honor, flower girl and ring bearer, the groom, groom’s men and pastor and finally the gorgeous bride all slowly entered the sanctuary with lovely music. Arlene’s heart was just going pitter patter! “Oh, Buddy”, Arlene said, “Why don’t we get married?”

By Judy Keller © copyright

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Mike thinks he is in “heaven” as he awakens from warm peaceful slumber. He has been a bad boy, so he is not allowed in the house. But, out in the garage, he has a mattress, an electric pad, and a blanket–all to himself. It took him a couple of days to discover it. This morning when I took this pic, he was the warmest and most blissful angel, er, uh, I mean CAT... that I have ever seen! By Sandra Jones


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Some things are lost ...and Some things are gained, and in exchanges, Some things remain... ...and as I grow older and look back in momentary capture, Some things I’ve framed... ...and I find old feelings sometimes strange – – in how strong they lie still in their passions. By Ryan Parrish

Stepping Back


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DannyWilliam Lambert

There’s so much still ahead to see... ...It seems an internal part of me As years grow on and my age lengthens ...Autumn Octobers return the deepest meanings foundating the essence marking my time... ...In the vast concepts of existence ever constant Life-forces weave in and out...and through... ...entwining realities forever evolving... Rolling across our own short span as part of it all, lie all the powers of the Universe... ...Our connection to each one... dwells in every breath we take. By Ryan Parrish

May 25, 1957 to October 10, 2010 Danny William Lambert was born on May 25, 1957 in Compton, California to Audrey Lambert and Erman Lambert. Dan moved to La Pine, Oregon with his family when he was thirteen years old. He resided in La Pine until he passed away peacefully in his sleep on October 10, 2010. Dan was a generous and kind man. He loved to dance. He was an award winning dancer, as a young man. He was an artist for all of his life, and he loved to paint nature. His favorite color was red, and his favorite flower was the Pansy. He was also a businessman that managed and operated a house cleaning service. Dan is survived by his mother, Audrey Lambert, his sister, Jeffery Avant, his brothers, Mark, Rick, and Mike Lambert, his children, Kyle, Rusty, and Alida Lambert, and his seventeen month old grandson, Cerrahn Lambert. His children remember him as a very kind man that loved to help everyone.

“I get up. I walk. I fall down. Meanwhile I keep Dancing.” Hillel

Sunriver Rotary Club FOUNDATION

What is This? What is this precious creature? Can you guess its name? There is no other like it, Surrounded by mystery and fame. Its head is very horselike With its proudly arching chest, But the tail is like a monkey’s That curls and holds its quest. Its home is in the ocean And in the shallow bays, This intriguing little creature Continues to amaze. And here’s another puzzle: The father is a mother! In all the animal kingdom It is truly like no other. Oh precious little horse, Seahorse is its name, After being witness to its antics You’ll never be the same. By Wendy Rightmire

NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR FUNDING The mission of the Sunriver Rotary Club Foundation is to financially assist organizations that aid and support youth, families, seniors and the disadvantaged within the Sunriver River, Three Rivers and La Pine communities. If your organization falls within these criteria, you may meet the qualifications for funding distributions. The Club is accepting applications through November 30th and distribution will not start until 2011. For additional information and applications please go to the Service Projects section of our website at or contact Cindy Jensen at 541-536-8888. u

Grief Support

Grief Support MeetinGS:

La Pine: First and Third Tuesday, 10:00 am - 11:30 am “Coping with Grief” This series is presented twice a year. It is a series of six

sessions in a support group setting, in our comfortable multi-purpose conference room.

Individual Bereavement Counseling is available

with a licensed counselor for those not ready for a group.


Call 541-536-7399 for locations & times


olunteerS We can always use your help at Newberry Hospice. Please call our Volunteer Coordinator at 541-536-7399 for more info.

We are here and we care... Newberry Hospice serves anyone who is grieving the loss of a loved one. All bereavement services are offered to the general public throughout southern Deschutes and Northern Lake and Klamath Counties, and Sunriver. You don’t have to have had hospice services to receive bereavement help. Like all programs at Newberry Hospice, bereavement services are available to all without ability to pay.

“The sun setting is no less beautiful than the sun rising.”

Over 10 Years of Excellent Service

Call 541-536-7399

51681 Huntington Rd. La Pine, Oregon 97739 Also Serving Sunriver

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The Newberry Eagle Welcomes Dan to the Team! Account Executive Dan Varcoe

Publisher Editor in Chief Sandra Jones

Call Dan at 541-241-7741 with your advertising questions email Dan at

Dan is a native of Central Oregon and proud to say his Great-Grandfather homesteaded just outside Bend at the turn of the century. Dan’s grand-kids still live here- six generations in all. Dan moved from Bend to Gilchrist in 1997, then to La Pine in 2001. He was a Real Estate Broker for the past 25 years and now serves as the La Pine Chamber of Commerce Executive Director. Dan’s first business, at age 19 was a Dairy Queen. He says, “I really believe in small businesses. My dad, my grand-dad and my great-grandfather were all in business for themselves. It comes natural for me. I understand marketing and what it takes to be competitive in business.” “I am looking forward to working with Sandy and Wendy, and The Newberry Eagle in the sales arena. The Eagle is so integral to the market it serves (the Greater La Pine area and beyond). Helping folks with their advertising and marketing needs will be a joy. I really believe advertising is the first thing to do when opening a business and it is also the last thing to cut when the going gets tough. I know that from experience. To stay ‘Top of Mind’ with folks requires consistency.” u

For Advertising Questions: Call Dan at 541-241-7741 or email him at:

Visit our website at and click on “Advertise with Us” for rate sheet, discount information, and special promotions.

Recording Artists Wanted Copy Editor News Correspondent Wendy Korn

email Sandy at

November is “Graditude Month” I am very thankful and grateful to all of our readers, advertisers, contributors, and writers. I am also very grateful for the many businesses that distribute this newspaper. All of the people that the Newberry Eagle touches are very important to its success. I am thankful to readers that use Newberry Eagle advertiserS. When you use our advertisers, and at the same time, inform them that you saw their ad in the Newberry Eagle, you are helping the prosperity of the paper. I am also thankful for our Veterans and military service men and women. Our November Newberry Eagle honors Veterans. I am very grateful for the Veterans of WWII. I have watched a great deal of military history with my husband, Dennis, who is a Veteran and a history devotee. I have learned the story of WWII and how Roosevelt took a long time to decide if the U.S. would get involved. Upon contemplating what would have happened, if the U.S. had not joined WWII, I ask you: “How different would our world be, today?” My theory is that the Japanese would own the Pacific Ocean, and have eventually taken over the U.S. Pacific coast. Hitler would have taken over the whole continent of Europe. That is where these military monsters were headed before the U.S. military joined WWII. Wow! Thank you to all Veterans that were in the service during WWII. I am also thankful for ALL U.S. service men and women, past and present. I believe that every military person has a very important job. Whether they are stationed in San Diego, Florida, or fought at Normandy, their individual job is vital, and contributes to the success of our entire country. I am thankful for my husband, who is a Veteran. Dennis Jones served in the Navy, in Florida, San Diego, and Lemoore. He has ridden in planes that break the sound barrier. He also got his education from the Navy. After he finished college in the Navy, he began working as an Engineer. I am thankful that he is a good man. He also worked on the Mars rover that was displayed on the National Geographic cover. This year we celebrated our 20th anniversary, and I am thankful. Gratitude is a dynamic energy to cultivate. An attitude of thankfulness and graditude doesn’t come by default (untentionally). Usually self pity and complaints come by default. Get your mental computer out of "default" and program in some thankfulness and graditude, and you will attract more to be grateful for! Try it this month! u

Send your press releases, articles and photos to “I dabble”, is what I reply when people ask me what instrument I play. I can hammer out a little keyboard (chords and scales), guitar (rhythm), drums (set and hand drums), and I can sing pretty well too. All this comes from a foundation of eight years of classical training on the flute, piccolo, and saxophone. I will always be a musician, even if I still do not own any of my original instruments. And I will always attempt any instrument put in front of me even if I’m horrible at it. I am currently seeking out recorded Oregon musicians that will send me a CD or link to their recorded music (available for purchase). It should be recently recorded within the last three months. Genres for review are: country, bluegrass, Americana, alternative, easy listening, new age. This means greater exposure for regional artists through the Newberry Eagle! Your music could also be heard on our local radio station if the DJ enjoys it as well. Our office wall at the Eagle is shared by KITC 106.5FM, and PatRice is all ears for these CD reviews. Thanks PatRice! PatRice is a ‘dabbler’ too; she is playing in the Band Workshop and has convinced me to join her for some structured music playing. Check out the article and ad on page three of this issue and join us! I am very inspired about music review writing this winter. Have you found your winter passion, yet? Mail your CDs for review to: Newberry Eagle Newspaper, P.O. Box 329, La Pine, OR 97739. u

ADVERTISING: Dan Varcoe, Account Executive Phone: 541-241-7741 email: Location: 16405 First Street, Suite 2, La Pine, OR 97739 Mailing Address: P.O. Box 329, La Pine, OR 97739 Phone: (541) 536-3972 Fax: (541) 536-7803 main email: Sandra L. Jones - Publisher, Editor in Chief, email: Wendy Korn - Reporter, email: EDITORIAL POLICY:

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The Holidays Mean Portrait Time! By Mike Jensen – JensenOne Marketing & Photography –

Just in time for the holidays, our topic this month is Portraits. Portraits don’t have to be done in a studio anymore. As a matter of fact, out of studio, or “Environmental” portraits are all the rage right now! Especially in Central Oregon! Portraits can be done in any light, and using any light. They can be done with almost any camera, you just have to know how to position the lights, pose your subject, and evoke an emotion! Portraits are more about establishing emotion, and a rapport with your subject than anything the camera can do. Portraits don’t have to be of just one or two people.

Here’s some basics: Technical Stuff Composition • ISO200-400 for either indoors or outdoors • Aperture value should be set to your desired depth of field, but make sure you are setting a large enough aperture to get the subject in focus. I usually start with f 11. If you start in Av or aperture priority on your camera, this will help drive shutter speed. • Key Tip…Expose for the background, light for the subject. Experiment with different sources of light. Flashes, lamps, flashlights, candles.

• Alter your perspective, and play with eye contact. Have your subject look off camera, or within the frame. • Use props • Take two shots, the one you pose for, and the one right after that when your subject relaxes • Get up close! • Work with the subject to get emotion.

Also, see more about portraits and photography at the Newberry Eagle Blogsite!

Here’s some samples.

Want to learn more? Try our November workshop presented by the La Pine Parks & Rec District.

Portraits With Any Light - In Any Light

Tuesday November 9, 2010 6-9pm, & Tuesday November 16, 2010 6-9pm Only $50 if you register before November 3rd. Just in time for the holidays, and for every level of photographer! Learn how to use your flash and many other lights to take a great family portraits for your holiday cards, or environmental portraits in any condition with any lighting available. This class can be taken by owners of any type of camera. Class includes an informative piece as well as a “hands on” photo session with professional studio lighting and backdrops. Also included will be some light photo retouching tips using Photoshop & Photoshop Elements. Price: $50 (for registrants by 11/3) $75 After 11/3 Course #1008 Location: Parks & Rec Office 16405 1st Street, La Pine, OR u

Salem Art Association November Events Article and Photos Provided by Salem Art Association

All of the events listed below are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. Friday, October 29 > The Sally Bush Memorial Food Drive Celebrating Sally Bush’s 150th birthday, the Salem Art Association will be hosting the Sally Bush Memorial Food Drive on October 29 at the Bush House Museum and the Bush Barn Art Center. Admission to the Bush House Museum is free with the donation of two cans of food. There will also be a collection barrel at the Bush Barn Art Center for people to donate food items. During Holiday hours, the Bush House Museum is open for guided tours Tuesday through Sunday from 1:00 to 4:00 pm, with the last tour starting at 3:15 pm. For more information, contact Sara Swanborn, SAA Bush House Museum Director, at (503) 363-4714 or visit November 5-December 24 > K.C. Hancock: Soul to Soul (Solo Exhibition) New original prints by artist K.C. Hancock featuring a bold palette and abstract compositions will be on display in the Focus Gallery at the Bush Barn Art Center. For more information about this exhibit, call (503) 581-2228 ext 302 or Opening reception for K.C. Hancock is November 5th, from 5:00-7:00pm. November 5-December 24 > Onji: Art & Haiku (Group Exhibition) This group exhibition will feature new artwork by Camas Gallery artists including Leslee Burtt (basketry), Rock Gregg (wrought steel sculpture), Frank Miller (photography), Totem Shriver (woodcarving), Tara Preston (painting), and more. Community members are invited to send haiku poetry to the Salem Art Association. Selected haiku will be paired with each work of art and mounted alongside it, creating a visual and conceptual “dialogue.” Haiku can be mailed to: Art & Haiku Exhibit, SAA/Bush Barn Art Center, 600 Mission Street SE, Salem, Oregon 97302, or emailed to Catherine Alexander, SAA Gallery Director, at For more information about this exhibit, call (503) 581-2228 ext 302 or email the address above.

Friday, November 12 > Holiday Gala To launch this year’s Holiday Showcase (see below), the Salem Art Association will host its annual Holiday Gala on Friday, November 12, from 6:00-9:00 pm. This year’s theme is “Croon and Swoon.” Attendees will enjoy wine, appetizers, and a martini bar while listening to live holiday tunes arranged with a 1940s swinging beat. For more information or to volunteer in the galleries this holiday season, contact Catherine Alexander, SAA Gallery Director, at (503) 581-2228 ext 302 or via email at November 13-December 24 > Holiday Showcase This November, the Bush Barn Art Center will be transformed into a 1940s-era, holiday-themed jazz club with music, costumes, and décor evoking the glory days of Big Bands, Miracle on 34th Street, and Ol’ Blue Eyes. For the 2010 Holiday Showcase, a bevy of new artisans will join your favorite regional artists in offering hundreds of works of art and handmade, holiday-themed crafts to make your seasonal shopping fun and rewarding. Monday, November 15 > Online Salem Art Fair & Festival Applications Applications for visual artists for the 62nd annual Salem Art Fair & Festival will be online starting November 15 atwww. Applications for other Art Fair positions—including musical performers, non-profit food booths, the Kids’ Court, and the Cultural Corridor—will also be online beginning November 15 at Ranked 38 out of over 1,200 festivals in the nation, the Salem Art Fair & Festival is hosted in beautiful Bush’s Pasture Park. The park’s natural flora and expansive green fields make this an ideal setting to celebrate creativity and showcase art. The festival is the major fundraiser for the Salem Art Association, which stewards the historic Bush House Museum, provides exhibitions and programs in the Bush Barn Art Center Galleries, and also offers art education and artist services to the community. For more information, contact Debbie Leahy, SAA’s Fundraising Director, at (503) 581-2228 ext 314 or at From Saturday, November 13 through Friday, December 24, the Bush Barn Art Center will be open: Tuesday-Friday, 10:00 am-6:00 pm and Saturday-Sunday, 11:00 am-5:00 pm. For more information or to volunteer in the galleries this holiday season, contact Catherine Alexander, SAA Gallery Director, at (503) 581-2228 ext 302 or via email at u

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Calendar of Events NOVEMBER

For Veterans’ events see page 22

5th BACH N’ BREW: Enjoy an evening of great classical crossover music with the

Aaron Meyer Band, microbrews from Deschutes Brewery and more in this family-friendly event. 7 pm (doors open at 6 pm) Museum and Sunriver Music Festival Members, $30, Non-members $35 Tickets and information: 541-593-9310,, High Desert Museum, 59800 Hwy 97.

5th & 6th HOLIDAY BAZAAR at Holy Redeemer Church, 16137 Burgess Rd. Shop for

handmade gifts, eat lunch and snacks at the cafe. Visit the many craft booths at this fun event. Friday November 5th from 9:00am to 6:00pm, and Saturday November 6th from 9:00am to 3:00pm.

6th & 7th STUDIO ART SALE to support local artists and the Kids Center in Bend.

25% of all profits donated to the Kids Center. Angels, dragons and more. Kristina’s large oil paintings, miniature watercolors, digital prints, collages, and cards. Loretta’s hats, scarves, and cards. 10:30am-4:30pm 1100 NW Lexington, Bend.

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26th & 27th HOLIDAY CRAFT FAIR at the La Pine Senior Activity Center, Friday from Noon to 7:00 pm and Saturday from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm. Raffles and good food on sale, and gift wrapping for a small fee. For more information call Karen Ward at 541-636-6065. 27th KIDS DAY at Sunriver Nature Center: A special day just for kids, filled with nature,

science talks, and fun activities. Includes Observatory Solar Viewing between 10am-2pm. FREE ADMISSION for all CHILDREN ages 2-12 when accompanied by an adult. Call for more information just prior to the event at 541.593.4394.

DECEMBER 3rd & 4th LA PINE CHRISTMAS BAZAAR: Frontier Days is going Red, White and

Green at the La Pine Event Center! They are taking application for Craft Vendors offering quality handcrafted items (food items included) and quality gift items! Contact La Pine Frontier Days for more information (541) 536-7821 or

4th TRUCKERS LIGHT PARADE & CHRISTMAS CRAFT BAZAAR: Lighted vehicles of all sizes sparkle their way through downtown La Pine in a holiday atmosphere. Hundreds of Hand-made crafts, Christmas Caroling and Lighting of the Christmas Tree.

18th CAREGIVER’S RETREAT at Prairie House. Calling all Caregivers! Prairie House is hosting a retreat because you deserve a break. Bring along your loved one, and arrive by 11:00am. Lunch will be served at 12:00pm. Please RSVP by November 12th by calling Newberry Hospice at 541-536-7399 or Prairie House at 541-536-8559.


Sale...Friday from 9:00 am - 6:00 pm and Saturday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm at the Holy Redeemer Church on Burgess Rd. The cafe will be open the same hours.  There will be many vendors, including our very popular bake sale, so bring family and friends, have lunch and get your Christmas shopping done early!  Please join us!  For more information call Allyson Maes 541-306-0641 or e-mail

6th LA PINE GRANGE FLEA MARKET: Held the first Saturday EVERY MONTH (year round) from 10 till 3. Come experience the origin of “networking”. Shop in a wholesome family environment for new/used items, collectibles, antiques, FRESH EGGS, one of a kind crafts and ART. From 10 till 3...Vendor fees are the most affordable in Central Oregon. For La Pine Grange Flea Market Call Pam at 541-536-3007.  The Grange Flea Market is at the Grange Hall on Morson (one block North of The Prairie House). 10th TEEN ‘NO-BAKE’ FOOD: Want to help out with the “cooking” during the holidays? Learn to make some great no-bake treats, and taste test the results! Librarian in room; free and open to 6th-12th graders. 1:30pm-3:30pm at La Pine Library, 16425 First St. 12th & 13th TWIGS HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE from 10:00am - 5:00pm, at Twigs

Gift Company, 16434 Burgess. An overwhelming abundance of distinctive gifts and timeless treasures. Made in Oregon food products demo! Drawings! Drop by to enter to win stuff!  Featuring local artist Joseph Pace, woodworker, specializing in lamps.  For more information call 541-536-5772.

16th BE IN A BAND WORKSHOP meeting 6:00pm - 8:00pm at Jade’s Jazz Lounge.

Ever felt intimidated during a jam session? Want to be recorded (get your own CD made)? Want to play in front of a live audience?  Then come to this open house for the BE IN A BAND workshop!  RSVP only.  For more information, contact Pat Rice 541-480-7874, or e-mail: 

16th LA PINE GRANGE POT LUCK: Come on down to the Grange Hall on Morson

(1 block north of the Prairie House) and enjoy an evening of GREAT FOOD, GREAT CONVERSATION. You can learn more about the folks that are in the Grange. Potluck starts at 6pm (the business meeting starts at 7pm). For more information about Grange call Dot at 541-536-2197 

17th KNOW CRAFTS: KITCHEN COMFORTS: Learn to create holiday gifts from your kitchen with craft queen Anita Tracy. Free and open to the public. Class size is limited to 20 particpants and suitable for adults. 11:00am-12:30pm at La Pine Library, 16425 First St. To sign up, call 541-312-1032 19th LA PINE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE BREAKFAST: Come and join the

Chamber for the best networking session in town. Breakfast at the La Pine Senior Center from 7:45 to 9:15. Special Speaker, Sponsor and lots of networking.  Call the Chamber for more information and to reserve a seat, (541) 536-9771 . 20th TOY RUN AND CASINO NIGHT brought to you by SCOOTR, South Central Oregon Outreach and Toy Run Inc. at La Pine Events Center, 6pm-10pm. Join us for a fun-filled evening of live music, gambling, and pictures with Santa! Purchase your tickets for the casino/dinner packages before Nov. 15 and save $5. To order your tickets, call the office at 541-536-8398, or the La Pine Chamber of Commerce at 541-536-9771.

The Wcw At Partners In Care Features Bend’s Leading Experts In Health And Hospice Care Bend, Ore. – Nov 5, 12, 19 and Dec 3, 12:00-2:30 | lunch included Join experts Kelsey Collins, M.A., Ron Rosen, M.D. Internist and Integrative Medicine, Stephen Kornfeld, M.D., Laura Mavity, M.D. Palliative Care, Peter and Anne Selby, You Angel You, and Josh Phillips, ND at Partners in Care in Bend for the next series of Wholistic Compass Workshop, a four-session weekly workshop for people facing life-threatening diseases offered by some of Bend’s leading experts in health and Hospice care. The Wholistic Compass Workshop will give patients and their loved ones an opportunity to work closely with wellness professionals from a variety of disciplines, including traditional and naturopathic medicine, mental health and spiritual counseling. “Diseases or other life illnesses are not a death sentence, but an opportunity to learn to read the body’s messages,” says hospice chaplain and author/speaker Kelsey Collins. “When faced with a serious health challenge, we are often consumed with fear, frustration and various levels of helplessness. But there is nothing inherent in cancer, heart disease or even organ failure that dooms either patients or their families to suffering. The entire care team — patient, family, friends and caregivers — can work together to create a successful outcome for any challenging illness.” Drive-Thru Flu Shot Clinic Partners In Care main parking lot. Tickets are $75 in advance for the Roll in - Roll up - Roll out 4-series workshop, or $25 each session. Friday, October 29; 10 am - 2 pm. For tickets: 541.306.4724. Open to the community (18 years and older.) For additional information on Kelsey We bill Medicare. Collins, visit or Donation suggested, $30 value. for additional event information, contact Christina Brown: 877.733.6131. Wholistic Compass Workshop Kelsey Collins, MA, Author of Exit Strategy. About Kelsey Collins: Kelsey Collins, Fridays: November 5, 12, 19 & December 3 MA, inspires us to humanize the aging 12:00 - 2:30 pm. process, recognizing we are not only all in Partners In Care, 2075 NE Wyatt Court, Bend. this together; we are also going to exit at Each week features a presentation some point, and maybe, just maybe, havby area professionals ing our own exit strategies will help us to $20 per session, $75 for all four live each day we have here more fully, includes lunch. more genuinely and more lovingly. AuSeating is limited: RSVP to Partners In Care. thor of Exit Strategy | Leaving this Life Animal Hospice and Pet Loss with Grace and Gratitude, Collins has Group launched a speaking campaign and book Tuesdays 6:00 - 7:30 pm tour during the months of July through For further information call Sharen. September, with event venues ranging from the Spiritual Awareness Community, Coffee & Doughnuts with Bob the Oregon Hospice Association, Partners & the Boys in Care Wholistic Compass Workshop Gentlemen only for this grief support group. for people facing life-threatening diseas10 - 11:00 am, October 28 & November 18. es and illness, and book signing events For further information call Angela. across the country. For additional inforAll events are free unless otherwise indicated mation: u


25th HAPPY THANKSGIVING! Most businesses closed for the day. La Pine Library

Hospice Home Health Hospice House Transitions

closed 25th & 26th.

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THE NEWBERRY EAGLE - La Pine Centennial Commemorative Issue • NOVEMBER 2010

Announcements Calling all Caregivers:

You Deserve a Break Today Prairie House will be hosting a CAREGIVER’S RETREAT November 18, 2010 at 11:00am Newberry Hospice will be presenting a variety of services available to caregivers. We are also extending an invitation for the caregiver to bring the person they are caring for. Prairie House will engage your loved one in an activity, while you attend the retreat. Then, at Noon, a luncheon will be provided for you and your loved one! We hope you can attend because... It’s all about you! Please RSVP by November 12th to: Newberry Hospice 541-536-7399 or Prairie House 541-536-8559

Kristina Bak’s Visionary Artwork & Handcrafted Knitwear by Loretta Slepikas A treasure for every gift-giving budget Angels, dragons and more. Kristina’s large oil paintings, miniature watercolors, digital prints, collages, and cards. Loretta’s hats, scarves, and cards. BUY LOCAL––SUPPORT THE ARTS (and Healing Arts) IN YOUR COMMUNITY 25% of all profits donated to the Kids Ctr 2010 Holiday Studio Show and Sale Saturday, Nov. 6th & Sunday, Nov. 7th 10:30am-4:30pm 1100 NW Lexington, Bend (Two streets south of the Newport Market)

ARTIST CO-OP - Call To Artists

We are asking any artist, regardless of medium (carving, sculpture, glass,textiles, oils, watercolor, jewlery, etc.) who would be interested in joining an “Artist Co-Op” in order to facilitate opening a fine arts gallery in Sunriver. We have a large space available that can accommodate up to 20 “core” artists with space for auxiliary artists who just wish to display their work on a commission basis. If interested in joining us, please contact Susan at or Midge at for further information.

Deschutes County Fair & Rodeo Queen Tryouts:

...are scheduled for Monday, November 15 @ 5 p.m. Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, Hooker Creek Arena, Open to ladies age 17-20, age as of Jan 1, 2011 Tryouts include horsemanship, interview and speech Please pick up applications at the Deschutes County Fair office in Redmond and return applications no later than November 12th. Questions, call Ross Rogers 541-548-2711 Deschutes County Fair Association does offer $1000 college scholarship!!

Boy Scouts of America Scouting For Food By Lanell Bennett, Assistant Scoutmaster, Boy Scouts of America, Troop 36 The Boy Scouts of La Pine will be holding their annual food drive, Scouting For Food, November 20, 2010 to benefit the La Pine Community Kitchen. Please choose some non-perishable food items, canned fruits & vegetables, dried pasta, hot and cold cereal, powdered milk, peanut butter, tuna fish and similar items. No glass jars please. Scouts will put out door hangers with information on November 13 and will come back to pick up donated food on November 20. Please leave the food at your front door by 9:00 A.M. The Scouts will be by to pick it up in reusable bags, boxes or backpacks in an effort to cut down on the use of plastic bags. If you do not receive a door hanger and would like to contribute please call 541-536-9533 for pickup. If the Boy Scouts miss you on November 20, please call 541536-9533, after 11:00 A.M. for pick-up or deliver it to the La Pine Community Kitchen on Finley Butte Road.

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Local Wetlands Inventory Workshop to be Held November 16

Deschutes County is releasing a draft Local Wetlands Inventory (LWI) for the La Pine sub-basin. A public information workshop is scheduled in Sunriver on Tuesday, November 16 to answer public questions. The Public Information Workshop is open to South Deschutes County residents, property owners, or any interested citizen. Refreshments will be provided.

Meeting time and location: Tuesday, November 16 Three Rivers Elementary School Cafeteria 56900 Enterprise Drive Sunriver, OR 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. – Presentation, Q&A On Monday, November 1, the Inventory map and documentation can be viewed at the Deschutes County Community Development Department at 117 NW Lafayette in Bend or on-line by visiting www.deschutes. org/cdd.The Deschutes County Community Development Department, Oregon Department of State Lands and wetlands consultant ESA Adolfson are hosting the event. The Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board and Deschutes River Mitigation and Enhancement Program supported creating the inventory list when the organizations awarded Deschutes County two grants to help pay for the project. To find out more about the draft document of Local Wetlands Inventory, visit the Deschutes County website at or call (541) 385-1709.

November Holiday Craft Fair Friday November 26, 12 noon to 7:00pm, and Saturday November 27, 10:00am to 5:00pm. LOCATION: La Pine Senior Activity Center 16450 Victory Way (next to Bi-Mart). There will be raffles, and on sale, and gift wrapping for a small fee. Contact the Sr. Ctr for details.

Good News coming to Central Oregon Schools “PARENTS/GUARDIANS-

Your children are invited to attend a free Good News Club® (GNC), for students of public elementary schools throughout Central Oregon. Parental signed registration forms are required. Children are released from school for one hour each week to attend the Club held in a GNC classroom trailer, home or church near the school. “After-school GNC’s” are available at some elementary schools. Good News Clubs feature Bible lessons, songs, and games designed to encourage good moral behavior and character traits. The program is staffed by trained Christians and supported by individuals, businesses and churches throughout Central Oregon. Church particulars are not emphasized. The Good News Club program is a ministry of the local chapter of Child Evangelism Fellowship®, Inc.; a Bible centered world-wide mission organization helping children for over 70 years. For a registration form, day and time of the Good News Club please call the local office of Child Evangelism Fellowship at 541-365-2233 or toll-free 1-877-569-2818 or check the Community Bulletin board at your child’s school.

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THE NEWBERRY EAGLE - La Pine Centennial Commemorative Issue • NOVEMBER 2010

Recreation Outdoors with The La Pine Peddler Article and Photos By Ollie Scheideman


As an amateur photographer, I have often admired and marveled at the way the photos in the National Geographic capture both the scene and the story behind the scene. Central Oregon and the La Pine area offer photo opportunities galore. Once in a while I get lucky but so many times I fall short of my goal to render a decent photo. Some time ago I had a revelation of sorts concerning my inability to capture the scene I wanted. A few years ago, I was mountain biking in the Sierras and had just climbed my way up from Marlette Lake (the breeding lake of the Lahontan Cutthroat Trout) to the crest of a ridge. I stopped to take in the view when a woman hiker approached the crest from the other direction. Upon viewing Marlette Lake for the very first time, she let out a low whistle and exclaimed; “Wow, that’s way beyond photograph”. Her statement, and the meaning behind it has stayed with me ever since. This helps to explain the difference of what my eye sees and what my camera captures. Here are just a few instances in our area of when I considered the scene or event “way beyond photograph”, and just too large or impossible for me to effectively portray. That incredible September full moon rising over Paulina Peak and kissing the Chief on the forehead as it climbs to its place in the heavens. Our spectacular sunsets over the Cascades that render every screaming warm color in the palate, including pastels. My wife and I were hiking the Paulina Creek Trail during one of these sunsets when a bat flew into the scene and entertained us. The grandeur of the stately giant Ponderosa Pines groves whose bark glows red in the sun and gives off that wonderful scent of vanilla as the tree warms up. (Yes, vanilla) The millions and millions of Snow Geese that fill the sky as they lift off Summer Lake to continue their journey south. The beautiful huge Pileated Woodpecker with its iridescent red head that pecked on its tree long enough for us to home in on it and then stand and watch in awe. Standing at McGregor Overlook viewing the Deschutes River in the foreground and Paulina Peak in the background. My wife, her friend, and I were kayaking Hosmer Lake this year. I had our 50lb German Shorthair Pointer, “Cookie”, in my boat and was trailing my wife by some 50 yards. The scene was beautiful, with Broken Top Mt. in the background and Water Lilies in the foreground…what a wonderful photo, I thought. As I leaned over to set up the low angle photo, with the lilies, the mountain, and my wife all in the photo, Cookie decided to lean over as well and see what I was doing. You guessed it…over we went… ka-splosh…wow, is that lake cold! Cookie swam off to find someone who could handle a boat and take a photo at the same time. The whole water scene was, well, it was “Way beyond photograph”!u

Belly Dance ClassesReturn By Kim Feer, Belly Dancer and Instructor

Belly Dance? In La Pine? Absolutely!

Belly Dance is not only a great way to exercise and reshape your body, it’s a lot of fun! Dancers from 9 to 92 can get fit, improve core strength, balance, coordination, and concentration. Kim Feer previously taught two classes here in La Pine: ShimmyFit, an exercise class that used basic belly dance moves to increase fitness, and a techniques class for those students that wanted to learn more about the various styles of belly dance. It was a small group, but they had a lot of fun, and learned a lot from each other. Kim returns it with an allnew class that starts mid-November. The new class will be a combination of the two concepts, in an all-new format. Each 8-week class will cover stretching, fitness, and learning new dance moves each class, along with using those moves to put together a dance routine. For those interested there will be workshops in costuming ideas, stage presence, stage makeup, and opportunities to perform. Performing is not a goal or requirement of the class, but will be made available to those interested.

Who can belly dance? Anyone that has an interest can belly dance. All ages, sizes, and fitness levels can benefit from these classes. The moves can be adjusted to fit any need, and just participating in a class will bring noticeable improvements. Dancers become more in tune with their bodies and how to celebrate their individuality. The La Pine belly dancers from previous classes reported improved flexibility, increased leg and core strength, weight loss, firming, toning, and reduction of body aches and pains.

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What do you wear? During regular classes, students wear comfortable

workout clothes – the class is taught in the La Pine Academy of Dance studio, so dancers dance barefoot, or in smooth sole shoes rather than their street shoes. Hip scarves are available for rent or purchase, as well as other accessories for those interested. Stretchy, comfortable (not baggy) clothing is all that’s required.

Where can I see belly dancing?

There is a large belly dance community in Central Oregon. Most Friday nights there are dancers performing at Taj Palace in downtown Bend, as well as dancers scheduled at Joolz across the street. There are also quarterly showcases put on by local dancers through the local belly dance guild. For more information call Kim Feer 541-977-2654.

Class in La Pine The new 8-week class will be held on Monday evenings, 6pm – 7pm at La Pine Academy of Dance, next to Ace Hardware (entrance is on the side by the elementary school). Classes start Nov 15th. Cost is $55 for an 8-week session, payment options are open for discussion. u


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Real Estate

Ask JoAnn Gould

Q. I am a disabled veteran can I receive a deduction on my property taxes? A. Yes, to qualify for the exemption, you must be a U.S. citizen who has been a member of the United State Armed Forces and you were discharged or released under honorable conditions. For more information on the requirements, please contact your local county assessor office. We offer a free market analysis of your home or land. Feel free to contact me via email with your questions. I will do my best to answer your questions. Wishing you the best! Jo Ann Gould, Principal Broker, Gould & Associates Realty,

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Q. I am a retired veteran on a fixed income. I built a spec home and found out I would have to pay capital gains on that home, so I moved into it and put my home up for sale. I did this in 2006 when the market was going strong. The lender told me to do a 3 year ARM loan, it would be safe and when the home sold you could refinance. Well the home didn’t sell until 2009 at a very low price. So I am stuck with an ARM coming due very soon. I have been trying to modify my ARM for 1 year now with no luck. Can you give me any advice? A. I bet you already tried to refinance your loan and found out your home would not appraise out because of all the bank foreclosures bringing down the sales price. Let’s assume that is true! Now what? If you have a good credit score and a fixed income I would recommend you get a hold of an attorney that handles modifications/short sales. Q. My husband was a veteran, now I am a widow, are their any property tax exemption for widows? A. Yes, there is a partial exemption for property taxes for widows of wartime veterans, if they meet the qualifications.


It Rained On His Parade

By Paula Beaulieu John Beaulieu, Vice President of Benson Industries located in Portland, Oregon had the opportunity to Caddy Doug next to Scott Simpson, Golf Pro. play in the Jeld-Wen Pro Am Golf Tournament at CrossWater Golf Course in Sun River on August 16th and 17th. John was invited to play in the tournament by Guardian Industries Corp. who is one of the sponsors of the JeldWen Tradition. Benson Industries is a commercial glazing contractor that specializes in high rise construction. Benson was recently awarded the Freedom Tower Contract in New York City. “Golf is a great way to stay in shape” says John Left to right: Brian, Matt, Joe, and John. Beaulieu of Beaverton, Oregon. “I am 60 years old and have been playing golf for most of my adult life. Golf is a game that you can learn to play at any age and continue on through your senior years”, says John. Who knew that when I took up golf in 1976 that I would get a once in a lifetime opportunity to play golf with some of the greatest golfers of our time”. The Jeld-Wen Tradition is a charity event that brings in millions of dollars to the Bend area and provides funds to many charities. This year athletes from local area high schools were invited to caddy for the amatuer golfers. The caddies were not paid but volunteered their time and in turn the golfers and sponsors will make donations to the high schools to support their athletic programs. “After walking five miles and carrying golf clubs that weigh approximately 25 pounds my caddy had a new appreciation for the game” says John. John is proud to say that his caddy, Eric, is on the soccer and track team and is a senior this year. John’s foursome included Matt Hill, Western U.S. Sales Manager from Guardian

Glass, Joe Hawley, General Manager from Hartung Glass, and Brian Johnston, Project Manager from Dallas Glass. The foursome were paired with PGA golf professional, Scott Simpson of San Diego, California. The players teed off from the 10th tee at beautiful Crosswater Golf Course at 7:40 am. The format was a Shamble which means all players hit a drive and all balls were advanced to the longest drive and then continued playing their own balls after the drive. The players could not use their pros drive except on the par 3 holes. All USPGA rules applied to the game. “The day started out with a birdie on the 10th hole followed by two eagles”, says John. Prior to their day with the pros, all foursomes played a round of golf at Meadows Golf Course at SunRiver Lodge. Both days would count in scoring to determine the winners of the tournament. John says as the day continued his group played exceptional golf continuing to get birdies and eagles. John said they had great conversation with Scott Simpson and sometimes “Scott would give tips as to how the greens might break”. Johns foursome finished the day at 20 under par and the previous day at 16 under par. “Not bad for a group of amatuer golfB U I LT T O A H I G H E R S TA N D A R D ers”, says John . The weather on the other hand was another story. Thunder storms moved into the area late afternoon and for the first and last time in the history of the Jeld-Wen Tradition being held at SunRiver the event had to be cancelled before all golfers could complete their final rounds. Therefore John’s team score did not count. What could have been, wasnt to be, it rained on John’s parade. The show was beautiful says John, “lightening streaking across the sky and thunder booming in the distance”. You might say The Jeld-Wen Tradition Pro-Am golf event went out in a blaze of glory leaving all golfers and guests with a memory etched in their minds forever as to where they were on the final day of this incredible event that has served our community well for so many years. u


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