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Meets to Continue Scope of Work in South County By T. Myers

At the September 22nd meeting of the Deschutes County Planning Commission, local South County Citizens listened to what the commission had to present about what the South County Plan looks like and why a plan for our area is being created. Locals then testified before the Deschutes Planning Commission about what they felt should be considered for future County focus. Prior to the meeting opening, the panel entertained questions/comments from the audience followed by a power point presentation from Terri Hanson, Sr. County Planner. After the presentation, the floor was opened to additional questions and comments from the audience. During the opening, Vic Russell addressed concerns he has (Continued on page 3)

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86th Annual Conference of the League of Oregon Cities

Focuses on their Newest City: A Small Town with A Bright Future-La Pine!

League of Oregon Cities meets at La Pine City Hall (below). Mayor Ken Mulenex attends the meeting (right).

By T. Myers

The League of Oregon Cities put La Pine on the map with a special visit to their newest and brightest little gem Thursday the 29th. Attendees from all over the state converged at the Bend Riverhouse location arriving Wednesday and Thursday for the three day, 86th Annual, LOC event. (29th-Oct 1st) With over 700 members attending, representing 242 incorporated cities, there were 30 different educational workshop presentations offered for conference

go-ers to choose from. Each member could add to his or her professional development and network with elected and managerial officials from other Oregon towns and cities. Conference attendees could select workshops based on a variety of pertinent subjects about everything from emergency preparedness, social media, infrastructure funding, managing the economic crises or council/manager relations to name a few! The (Continued on page 2)

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League of Oregon Cities Focuses on La Pine LOC Conference is one that officials just can’t miss. Coinciding with the recent Small Cities Support Network meeting held on the 23rd at La Pine City Hall, Rick Allen, Don Greiner and Mayor, Ken Mulenex, made other neighboring Oregon District 6 small town officials welcome a week before the big LOC event. Mayors from Antelope, Rufus, Maupin and La Pine met with LOC membership Services Director, Housing and Community Services Advisor, DEQ, Energy

League of Oregon Cities Small Towns meets with the City of La Pine Officials. Trust, Department of Forestry representative, and city managers from La Pine and Sisters. They returned home armed with new information in time to attend the LOC State Conference that followed their meeting here. A few days later planning in earnest for the reception for the big LOC event on the 29th, Dan Varcoe, Adele McAfee, Mayor Ken Mulenex and ‘Patty Paulson’ met at the Chamber to go over details of the Thursday visit. La Pine is Oregon’s newest City and we were happy to open our doors and invite them in to see how we live in the middle of some of Oregon’s most magnificently beautiful country! During the Thursday ‘Central Oregon Tours’ section of the LOC Conference program, members could board buses and head to different Central Oregon locations- La Pine for one! Local hostess, Perky Patty Paulson, La Pine’s Perfect Party Person joined city councilors to entertain the visitors and welcome them to our neck of the woods for a down home visit to paradise! Eats and treats were ready when they arrived and a tour of the sights wrapped up the visit ending with a view of La Pine’s new City Hall. La Pine made the guests feel welcome and the invitation has been extended to come back real soon. Here is what Mayor Ken Mulenex says about the League of Oregon Cities and their La Pine involvement: “I think that the League of Oregon Cities is the most important conference our city council and staff can be involved in during the year. In 3 days we will get to meet so many of the other Oregon city mayor’s, council and staff, along with the opportunity to ask questions of top-level state agency representatives, not to mention our state and federal representatives. Then there is the training sessions that run throughout the conference. Our presence and the relationships we develop go a long way in fostering La Pine’s needs and goals. Plus, it presents a good image of our city by our being involved. The fact that it is in Bend this year is terrific. Not only will we have all of these attendees right here in Central Oregon, we’ll have a good number that will be visiting Oregon’s newest city, La Pine. "P

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Natural Disasters Are we Prepared? Recently, I’ve attended several meetings that have dealt with natural disasters. By that I mean, earthquakes, tornadoes, tsunamis, wind storms, fires, and a number of others. All this has heightened my concern for 1) Vicki and myself, and 2) the city and community of La Pine. The city is currently developing a Disaster Preparedness Plan with Councilor Stu Martinez heading it up. This effort to develop and put in place our own disaster plan, one that will fit our community, is a complex undertaking that we can expect to take a while. I believe this is a serious enough issue that we all need to look at this whole idea of a disaster and ask ourselves “Are We Prepared”? A number of cities and communities in Oregon have actually experienced whether they were or not. We all know what happened in Brookings with the tsunami this past March. There is also the Aumsville tornado that ripped through the town in December 2010. Then there were the two devastating winter storms, back-to-back, which struck much of the Oregon coast but most severely in Tillamook and that greater community. These are just a few, but they faced the question “Were We Prepared?” and realized while they were comfortable with their general readiness, there were many lessons learned that will help them in the future. But were they “ready”, I’m sure the answer is “not enough”. It truly worries me that as a new city, we do not have our own Disaster Readiness Plan. We currently are covered under the Deschutes County Disaster Readiness Plan. While the County’s plan is extensive, well-managed, and will serve us well, I feel our unique and specific needs will be more thoroughly served in any devastating event, when we have completed and implemented our own plan. That event may well be the Cascadia Event, currently so much in the news. This event, or “The Big One”, as it is called, gets its name from the 807-mile subduction zone that runs from Northern California to Vancouver Island. Twenty-five years of research has determined that Big Ones affect Cascadia, or large parts of it, every few centuries. Times between events range from 200 to about 1,000 years, and the average is around 500 years. It is well documented that the most recent Big One occurred in January 1700, over 400 years ago, well within a reasonable conclusion that it could happen anytime. After a major disaster the usual services we take for granted, such as running water, refrigeration, and other conveniences, may be unavailable. Experts recommend that you should be prepared to be self-sufficient for at least three days. This self-sufficiency should be a household disaster kit. Your household disaster kit should be stored in an easily accessible location. You can put these contents in a large, watertight container (e.g. a large plastic garbage can with a lid and wheels) that you can move easily. To list the many items your household disaster kit would or should contain takes more space than I’m allotted. So I’ll recommend you visit html, where you can find a complete plan on building a household disaster kit. P

Stable Funding for 911

Submitted by Deschutes County The Executive Board of the Deschutes County 9-1-1 Service District voted unanimously this week to ask for voter approval of a May 2012 ballot measure that would create stable funding for 911. Approval of the measure will position the 911 Service District to reduce the tax burden more than $5 million over the first five years. The 9-1-1 Service District provides consolidated emergency response for 19 public safety agencies in Deschutes County. Currently, the District receives $0.3918 per $1,000 of assessed value as its rate. A portion of this rate must be approved by the voters every three to five years and the current rate will expire June 2013. (Continued next page)

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The South County Plan about being a Deschutes County property owner, the changing property values and County considerations for the difficult economic times we all live with. He specifically addressed his concern for the 500 acre ‘new neighborhood’ that lies north of the Senior Center. The land was assessed during the real estate peak at a very high rate and is subject to a transition between a program where new development would pay for future systems to be installed as houses and businesses were built and a newly named program called PRC (Pollution Reduction Credits.) This inflated and highly questionable program benefitting the county infrastructure and transferring responsibility of the costs involved to builders and developers has stopped all progress on our La Pine New Neighborhood. (This small development was designed to create shops, housing and opportunities for the expansion of city services to downtown La Pine). Vic asked the Planning Commission to pay special attention to this PRC program and revise it so the area can be put to good use. A second citizen, Doug White, changed the subject of concern to suggesting action items including a strategic approach to planning trails, after which, Terri Hanson presented information about the Land Use Plan for South County. At the current time, the Deschutes County Plan does not encompass the specific issues that we face in South County. Since there are specific planning goals to comply with, it is important that we discuss local responsibilities, citizen involvement, and development in urban areas in the future and the overall goal of protecting agricultural and forest lands in the county. It was explained that there are 19 statewide goals that protect air, water, forest and rural land quality and provide a blueprint for the future of our communities. The plan includes county wide data and policies that consider everything from community outreach and community review to revision and adoption of the final plan. Thursday’s meeting was used to get comments so that they could consider developing the scope of work (SOW) in anticipation of the October 27th Planning Commission meeting. The planning Commission asked the audience for specific information at Thursday’s meeting. What issues should the plan address? What are unique assets to South County? What are unique issues? Where is the boundary between South County and the rest of Deschutes County? What outcomes are desired and how detailed should these be? What do South County citizens expect from staff and the Planning Commission in the development of the plan? How can we be sure that the community will be represented thoroughly? How do we resolve differences among residents and the commission during the planning process? When the meeting was reopened to public comment locals applauded the idea of citizen involvement and thanks for being part of the meeting that evening. One suggestion was to establish citizen committees of south county representatives that will monitor the small town/wilderness feel of the area. No one was sure how many meetings it would take to get the cross section of public opinion that is needed, but there was agreement that the plan be specific and measurable. Other contributing attendees included, Robert Ray, Judy Forsythe, Karen and Jay Duncan, Wendell Evers, Ron Sharbaugh, John Wurst, Ted Scholer, Ellie Currie, Pam Cosmo, Dave Gillette and Merle Irvine and the planning commission members and county officials. Next Meeting: October 27th. P

One suggestion was to establish citizen committees of south county representatives that will monitor the small town/wilderness feel of the area.

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Stable Funding for 911

“The 911 center is the very foundation for all public safety in Deschutes County: fire, police and ambulance. It is a critical infrastructure for our public safety system,” said Redmond Fire Chief and 9-1-1 Executive Board Chair Tim Moor. The seven member 9-1-1 Executive Board, comprised of local police and fire chiefs and the Sheriff, is recommending a stable funding levy of $.39 per $1,000 of assessed value, less than the current rate, and for the District to levy only $.33 of the $.39 for five years. This reduction will save the County residents approximately $5 million over the first five years. After careful financial analysis, the 911 Executive Board members and 911 Director Rob Poirier are confident the District can maintain current operations during the five year period of a reduced levy because of reserve funds. Through prudent and conservative fiscal management, the District has developed reserve funds due to several factors: 1. Cost savings from the 9-1-1 building project; 2. The District successfully obtained several grants to help off-set the cost of the building; 3. The 9-1-1 District has delayed capital purchases due to emerging technologies including next generation 9-1-1 communication equipment; and 4. Vacancies within the agency. “We know the economy is in a bad spot right now and we believe that it is important for us to make these tax cuts in order to do our part to aid in the recovery of our local economy,” said 9-1-1 Director Rob Poirier. The Executive Board is recommending replacing the 5-year levy with a sustainable permanent rate. Poirier notes that approval of a sustainable rate will save 9-1-1 a significant amount of time and expense in seeking voter approval of local option levies every four or five years. The Executive Board recommendation will be forwarded to a 9-1-1 Service District Citizen Funding Panel. The Deschutes County Board of Commissioners created the citizen’s panel to provide a recommendation on the ballot measure to create stable funding for the 911 Service District. For more information about the proposed 9-1-1 stable funding measure, please call (541) 401-1904 or (541) 388-6584. P

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River Coalition Celebrates Annual Appreciation By Wendy Korn, Newberry Eagle Reporter With over 120 people in attendance, Upper Deschutes River Coalition (UDRC) celebrated all of their yearly appreciation of its member and volunteers on September 24th with a special Bar-b-que at the Thousand Trails Conference Room. They grilled loads of tri-tip, boiled amazing beans, baked bread, cookies, and more. Everybody was satiated and mood was festive. Keeping the Deschutes river intact is a huge focus in this part of the state. Carl Jansen, the President of UDRC, said that the last river cleanup collected 600 lbs of trash along the Deschutes River.

Cooking for the Coalition Luncheon Conference. Some of their collaborative groups that attended were: Oregon Department of Forestry, Project Wildfire, Deschutes Soil and Water Conservation District, and U.S. Forest Service - their biggest partner. The highlight of the speeches came from a man named Monty Damerill, who was very passionate about starting up a local community greenhouse co-op. It’s a concept right now, but Monty believes it has great potential for teaching people how to grow their own food year-round in south Deschutes County. He’s signing up interested parties and starting the process now. Spring Olson, a conservation technician from Deschutes Soil and Water Conservation District shared her wealth of knowledge on resources to the landowner and smalltime rancher. She explained that the county offers free services on agriculture - they will even visit your land to give advice on fuel reduction, juniper removal, noxious weed removal, and other questionable land problems. Find more information on website: This bar-b-que was also their big fundraiser that will help sustain the group through 2012. It was a-buzz with people purchasing raffle tickets for prizes like cook books and rafting trips, as well as signing up for the silent auction that had local artwork, a smoker/cooker, case of wine, and other liquor items. Treasurer John Moore told the Newberry Eagle that the fundraiser raised over $3,000 for the group. Visit P

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St. Vincent de Paul Fundraiser–a Real Blast!

By Sandy Jones, Publisher & Editor in Chief

With so much going on at the event, how could anyone be bored? It was a fun event Saturday, Sept. 23rd when St. Vincent de Paul held their fundraiser at the La Pine Senior Center. With an outback luncheon, fashion show, and a heritage skit for the audience, the event went well. The fashion show featured local models struting in clothes from Giddy-Up in Bend and clothes from St. Vincent de Paul’s thrift store in La Pine. The fundraiser included a silent auction plus dessert sales. As festivities commenced, and the audience hooted and hollered. Jesse Sanchez played the guitar and sang. Among the models were locals Dan Varcoe, Jesse Sanchez, and Justin Cutler. Of course there The players enjoyed were women models, too. the luncheon before The skit was a spin off from the skit; “Lulu to LuLu’s luncheonette II. It was a the Rescue” began. comedy written by Teri Myers, Ann Gawith was playwright and Newberry Eagle the event MC. staff writer. The skit announced the newly named Senior Center Dining Hall which is “The Heritage Room”. After the audience was entertained, raffle prizes were given, desserts were eaten, and the silent auction baskets were sold. Overall, it was a very successful event, Above l-r: Sandy Jones, Jayne Benner, Ann and we heard that they are planGawith, Sharon McDermott, & Jane Gillette. ning another one for next year. “We feel it was very successful and most of all fun! Thru the generosity of those attending we have $850.00 to donate to St. Vincent de Paul to help our neighbors in the community who are in need.” -Corrine Martinez P

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New Awning Goes Up on Community Kitchen

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Discount Books Galore! By Diana Holland, St. Vincent de Paul Volunteer Where can you go here in La Pine to find a wide variety of used books in good condition for very low prices? The answer is DePaul’s Den of Discovery located just inside of St. Vincent’s retail store: this little den is a cubbyhole for kids and adults where a huge variety of books in good condition are available for cheap! Everyday prices are competitive and in addition several book sale days a month are scheduled when books can be as low as 4 for one dollar! I have been working for St. Vincent’s about a year and half but have lived and worked in La Pine for 12 years. My husband, Paul and I moved over from the wonderful coastal town of Bandon to build a house and enjoy Central Oregon. Books and reading have always been a big part of my life. My background includes experience with children’s books, having worked as coordinator of the SMART early literacy program at La Pine Elementary for six years. My first years in La Pine, I worked as a volunteer for the local library during when it was brand new and before moving to La Pine I was assistant manager of a Christian bookstore. Fortunately, St. Vincent’s accepted me as a volunteer just a year and half ago and I automatically drifted to the book section. Since then I have organized the book area to be more user-friendly and hope to continue to do so. I really enjoy meeting fellow book enthusiasts and helping people to find the books that interest them. I heartily encourage fellow community members to come and experience the eclectic nature of our book area. Our prices range from 25 cents to over $10. DePaul’s Den of Discovery features special sales on all books several times a month. We have large art and travel books, auto repair manuals, a wealth of children’s books including baby board books, picture books, chapter books and books for teens. (All children that come in are encouraged to pick out a free book from a limited section). Cookbooks and gardening books old and new are very popular as well as westerns which are sold as fast as I put them out. Dictionaries, Bibles, Christian fiction and non-fiction and other religious books are available. Additional categories include: military, history, sports, animals, wellness, and paperbacks (including a basket or two of 25 centers.) A separate bookshelf with popular authors and/or best selling books is located just as you walk in the door. P

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Cupcake Queens Successful You probably remember the article a month ago about the cupcake queens and their journey to Baker City. Several La Pine ladies travelled afar in search of the perfect cupcakes for the St. Vincent de Paul fundraiser. No luck in Baker City, but all the while, the perfect cupcake baker was in La Pine. Thank you to Connie Seeley for helping with these lovely cupcakes, and thanks to the cupcake queens, too! P

THE NEWBERRY EAGLE • Oct. 1st, 2011

Public Service Announcements (PSA’s) La Pine Community Kitchen The La Pine Community Kitchen is holding its annual meeting for donors and volunteers, including election of board members on October 13, 2011 at 6:00 pm. P

Forklift Operation & Safety Class - COCC COCC’s Continuing Education department is offering a morning class next month for people wanting to learn how to operate a forklift safely. The class will be held on Saturday October 22 from 8:00am–1:00pm at the COCC Redmond Campus. Cost is $69. Pre-registration required; call 541-383-7270 or go to P

1/2 Price Yard Debris Recycling From Deschutes Recycling and FireFree October 31st through November 12th, (closed Sunday Nov 6 and Friday Nov 11) residents can recycle their yard debris at Deschutes Recycling for HALF PRICE – only $2.00 per cubic yard. The yard debris will be recycled into compost and clean energy fuel. FireFree encourages residents to complete their fall clean up and maintenance of defensible space by bringing braches, leaves, shrubs and pine needles to Deschutes Recycling during this event. Residents can take advantage of this event as an alternative to fall burning and recycle the combustible vegetation inside the 30-100 feet of defensible space around their homes. “Since the City of Bend banned debris burning in 2009, this program has become an excellent opportunity for greater Bend residents to recycle their debris inexpensively and legally,” says Katie Lighthall, FireFree Coordinator. “This is a great opportunity to partner with FireFree in offering a 50% discount off yard debris recycling. We hope residents will be able to clean up their fall leaves and pine needles and help provide a safe FireFree space around their homes,” says Brad Bailey, President of Deschutes Recycling. Deschutes Recycling is open Monday – Saturday, 7:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 61050 SE 27th Street, Bend Remember, Deschutes Recycling and Knott Landfill are closed on Sundays. P

2012 La Pine Rodeo Queen Tryouts

Submitted by Shea McKelvie

The La Pine Rodeo is pleased to invite area girls to apply for the title of 2012 La Pine Rodeo Queen. All single, young cowgirls, between the ages of 16 to 21, and residents of South County as well as Silver Lake, Fort Rock and Christmas Valley are encouraged to apply. Applications will be available at Tryouts will be Nov. 12, 2011, 12:00 pm at Rosen Arena, La Pine. P

Archery Class

Commissioner DeBone Joins the County Road Department La Pine Park & Recreation District is pleased to announce:

THE RETURN OF OUR COMMUNITY SCHOOL PROGRAM FOR MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH! Begins: Mon., Sept. 26 6 week courses When: afterschool Mon. through Thurs

“I went on a field trip with George Kolb, Roger Olson and the crack sealing crew one morning. I helped fill in a few cracks and I think they liked my work.” This photo taken on Bridge Drive, La Pine. P

With special events & programs available on Fridays

Homework assistance & tutoring available all year

REGISTRATION Begins Tues., Sept. 13th. $20.00 per month per student to help cover materials, supplies and instruction expenses. Scholarships available (must qualify)


Visit regularly for updated info to the program and special events as they are scheduled.

BACK TO SCHOOL SOCIAL EVENT Meet instructors and register at the event on Thurs. Sept. 22nd. Event location & time to be posted to our website on or before Sept.12th.

Instructors and volunteers always welcome to join our team! For more information on this program, our scholarships, & how you can get involved – please call Lynn Buck at 541-536-2223.

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Rural Living Harvest Time By Pam Cosmo, Granger Despite the challenge of an exceptionally cold Spring and a couple of freezing nights, the harvest has begun for local gardeners. This year I don’t have as much space in my freezer for blanching and freezing bags of Swiss Chard, beans, peas, carrots, beets, fennel, cauliflower, and squash. So, I’m trying some things that are new to me. I am experimenting with the food dehydrator. I want to make those yummy bags of vegetable chips and dried peas and beans that one can purchase in bulk at the grocery stores. I have included a few pictures of the dehydrating layers that I am working on. Dehydrated tomatoes will be handy as well. You wait all summer for a ripe tomato – and then they seem to come in all at once. What to do? Can them, of course. But, I’m too lazy to can. I trade my greens for my neighbor’s delicious canned tomatoes. It works for me. Root veggies, like onions, carrots and beets, continue to develop. Our potatoes and garlic are finished. We got about as many this year as last, so I guess that’s not too bad. This was our first attempt to grow cabbage. I chose the tear-dropped shape Italian cabbage. I have so many that I have decided to experiment with making my own sauerkraut. I’ve got a crock filled up with thinly sliced cabbage sitting in a salt brine as we speak. I’ve got bread and butter pickles in a big Mason jar as well. But, my efforts are puny compared to the gigantic heads of cabbage that Dale Keyes brought in to sell at the Grange Market on the first Saturday of the month. I don’t know how he does it, but that man can grow gargantuan cabbage, cauliflower and broccoli. He is one of our Grange members, so if you want to talk to him about cabbage the size of basketballs, you may want to join us at the Grange sometime. The Little Deschutes Grange continues to have its Flea Market on the first Saturday of each month. Please drop by and see all the great things that our local vendors display. And, be our guest at our monthly meetings, the 3rd Tuesday of each month. Just bring a dish to pass. The Hall is becoming more and more popular as a place to hold meetings, weddings, craft fairs, swap meets, etc. Call Dot Pierce to schedule the Hall for an event. Her telephone number is 541-536-2197. Call me with any questions on becoming a vendor or participating in the

Flea Market. I’m continually surprised when some people tell me they don’t know where the Grange is, but, it’s the charming, old-fashioned white building near the corner of Morson and Third streets. We are still flush from the success of the 1st Annual Chicken Coop, Garden & Greenhouse tour held last month. The website continues, so if you have any pictures of your garden or vegetables that you’d like to share, please send them to Kathy De Bone at Little Deschutes Technology. She will post your pictures so we can all enjoy seeing what can be grown in La Pine once you put your mind to it. Sometimes the universe just pops up with a treat. Oregon truffles are turning up under the carpeting in the greenhouse at Liz and Monty Harmon’s place! Liz digs them up with a BBQ fork. Who woulda thunk it? P

Above: Harvest vegetables. Below: Pam uses her food dehydrator on tomatoes. Photography by Pam Cosmo.

Oregon Welcomes Mobile Veterinarian to Rural Areas By Wendy Korn, Newberry Eagle Reporter Since January of this year, Central Oregon has been pleased to have a new mobile veterinarian to help keep our beloved pets healthy. Deborah and her Husband Tom Cari, along with Tiphane (pronounced Tiffany) Townley (CVT) can provide many different types of services, all inside their customized veterinary van loaded with an x-ray machine, a surgical room, a blood machine, and an anesthetic machine. “Anything you can do at a regular vet, we can do” says Deborah, or Dr. Deb of All Pets Smiling. Anything, meaning spay, neuter, dental extractions, emergency surgery, and prehospital work. Having the vet come to your house or work seems to relieve the stress of loading up your pet into a crate, driving into town, taking them into a busy office with other animals everywhere, and leaving them with an unknown doctor. This is especially true in the winter months when driving is perilous even without pets. The All Pets Smiling team will provide one-on-one care and stay with you and your pet until the job is done. The van is stationed in Bend, with some clients all the way down to Klamath County, including Chemult and Crescent. It’s true they will have to drive to the client, which could cause it to be pricier than going into a office building, but the team has suggested ways to make this more affordable for people who are in need of a mobile vet. First, they encourage “Block Parties”, where a couple of neighbors schedule their animals for service, then split the mobile fee among them. Second they accept accept CareCredit, which is a Healthcare credit line for families and their pets. Deb will even find out if you are eligible for the service - on the spot - to (continued on page 23)

Tiphane Townley (CVT) stands in the surgical wing, or back room of the veterinarian unit.

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Rural Living La Pine 4-H Presents Projects at Deschutes County Fair Submitted by Shea McKelvie Right: Mike DeBone and “Salt” at the Deschutes County Fair.

Photo by Kathy Russell

La Pine youth presented their 4-H projects in early August, at the Deschutes County Fair and Rodeo in Redmond. Their achievements’ and hard work were rewarded as a generous amount of blue and champion ribbons came home to the south county area. Tristan Wilson, 8th grader at La Pine Middle School and member of HCL Refined Swine, reported that his call back to the show ring to try to add a champion showman award to his stock of blue ribbons was exciting, although in the end he was just happy to “get to go back and participate ” with other high caliber show people. That attitude carried throughout the Wilson/DeBone campsite on the fairgrounds, where Mike DeBone agreed that showing your project and “hanging out with friends” was the highlight of his summer. Days that start as early as 5:00am and ending after 6:00pm, the kids are required to feed, clean stalls, wash and groom animals, perform shifts of “barn duty” and talk to prospective buyers of the attributes of their specific project. From rabbits to lambs, everybody always had a big smile for visitors to the barns. La Pine has many 4-H leaders that volunteer their time to teach youth about raising agricultural products and training their animals for competitions. Young people can learn about and raise their own projects of beef, chickens, rabbits, pigs, lambs and horses. The Deschutes County Fair allows them to showoff the results of their months of work as well as recognition for how efficiently it was done, sportsmanship and herdsmanship as a club. P

Left: Mike DeBone walks his pigs. Thanks to WildPAC who bought Mikes pig and donated it to the La Pine Senior Center. Below: Mike’s Dad, Tony DeBone enjoys rural living.

Photos by Kathy DeBone

Rural Living at DeBone’s Ranch The community visits the DeBone’s ranch on the La Pine Annual Hen and Hot House Coop Tour.

Photos by Kathy DeBone

Above: Tony Debone, Deschutes County Commissioner walking his son’s pig on his ranch in La Pine, Oregon. Left: DeBone’s ranch.

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Rural Living Q & A with Allan Flood Mediation Coordinator of Central Oregon Mediation

Living in a rural area sometimes makes it difficult to resolve minor disputes like a botched construction job, or a domestic fight, or an attack dog. There is no small claims court nearby, and even the nearest police station can be over 20 miles away. The best way to resolve these issues is out of court, to reduce legal fees and court costs - not to mention gas money driving to and from the nearest law office and courthouse. Central Oregon Mediation understands these obstacles that hang in the view of somebody that just wants to move on in a peaceful civilized manner. Having a ‘go-between’ that will help find a solution for you and the other person could be the best way to deal with today’s problems. Below is a Question & Answer interview with Allan Flood of the agency that will give residents some guidance as to how mediation can help them in their lives. Q: What situations arise in life that may require a Mediator? A: Mediation is useful in situations where there is conflict. We categorize conflicts as Neighbor Relationships, Homeowner Association Issues, Workplace Conflict, Consumer/Business Disputes, Business/Business Conflicts, Family/Relationship/Children issues, post/pre-divorce or Separation, Money Issues, Landlord/Tenant Disputes, Manufactured Home Park Conflict, Land Use, City/County Code Conflicts, School/Student Issues. By the time many people think of mediation, they have tried other means that often have resulted in high emotions about the issue. When communication breaks down at this point, mediation is a perfect method to resolve these conflicts. Q: Is the mediation process confidential? Can the details be used in a court of law? A: The process of mediation is always confidential. Mediators and parties sign confidentiality agreements. The agreement, when reached, is not necessarily confidential unless it is so specified. The process, discussion and information revealed in mediation is confidential. Community Mediators cannot be subpoenaed to testify about what went on during mediation. Q: About how many cases actually get resolved via mediation versus a court order?

“Man’s greatest blunder has been in trying to make peace with the skies instead of making peace with his neighbors.” ~Elbert Hubbard

Central Oregon Mediation 1029 NW 14th St. #104, Bend Phone: 541-383-0187

A: Community Mediation programs in Oregon participate in an evaluation reporting program through the University of Oregon, Oregon Office of Community Dispute Resolution program. Aggregate data *shows agreements or settlements are reached in 86% of mediations. Satisfaction rates indicate 90% Very Satisfied or Satisfied with the process. (* 2007-2009 Biennial Report) Q: As a mediator, you probably deal with parties that have their doubts that you can help. They may have trust issues in general and are afraid of making the situation worse. How do you gain the trust of the parties? A: In most cases, by the time mediation is considered or requested, the situation is pretty bad or stuck in an unresolved state. Often, parties do not even want to be in the same room with each other. Mediators are trained to address these concerns in their opening statements and explanation about mediation and the process. In addition, Central Oregon Mediation staff has thoroughly addressed these concerns during case development and while setting up the mediation for the parties. Most of the parties in mediation represent their personal viewpoint or story and have fixed positions with no real understanding of other positions. The process of mediation expands the understanding of both parties to enable them to develop ideas that would resolve the situation. Q: What steps should people take if they want to contact you for their mediator? A: A call to Central Oregon Mediation can begin the process of setting up a mediation. We need to have the names addresses and phone numbers in order to contact the parties to arrange a mediation. A brief description of the conflict is also needed to determine if appropriate for mediation. There are instances where the process of setting up a mediation facilitates an agreement or solution prior to an actual mediation. Our website is www. P

Dayle Boucher riding Sebi, Kathy DeBone riding Star.

The Oregon Farm Bureau publishes a biannual booklet called “Oregon’s Bounty - Farm Stand Guide” that gives its members valuable information about Oregon’s agriculture. Here are some tidbits from their latest issue:


About 12% of all economic activity in Oregon is tied to agriculture. It accounts for more than $22 billion of Oregon’s net state product.


Oregon is #1 in U.S. production of: dungeness crab, blackberries, hazelnuts, loganberries, black raspberries, ryegrass seed.


Farmers and ranchers only receive 19 cents out of every retail dollar spent on food that is eaten at home and away from home. Off-farm costs (marketing expenses associated with processing, wholesaling, distribution, and retailing of food products) account for 81 cents of every retail dollar spent on food.

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The average size of an Oregon farm is 425 acres.


On average, one American farmer produces enough food and fiber for 155 people in the U.S. and abroad. Oregon’s #1 commodity is greenhouse and nursery. After those, it’s hay, cattle, grass seed, milk, wheat, potatoes, onions, Christmas trees, and pears. 1 out of 8 jobs in Oregon come from the agriculture industry., and make up more that 12% of all the positions in the state. For more information about joining the Oregon Farm Bureau, contact Andy Meeuwsen, local Country Capital Management Agent, in La Pine & Bend. Phone: 541-536-0340.

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Sunriver Area Residents Mobilize to Keep Local Post Office Open By Brooke Snavely, Sunriver Scene

Approximately 120 people concerned about the proposed closure of the Sunriver post office attended an informational meeting in the Great Hall Sept. 13 hosted by Wayne Kinney, field representative for U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.). Susanna Jubler, field representative for U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), and state Rep. Gene Whisnant (R-Sunriver) were also present. “The Sunriver post office is the biggest post office on the closure consideration list. I’m not sure why it’s on the list,” Kinney said. “It’s a very busy location and brings in a lot of revenue. Maybe it’s because it’s considered a branch office.” Kinney said he spoke to a postmaster who previously worked at the Sunriver post office who was mystified that Sunriver appears on the closure consideration list. That individual told Kinney the Sunriver post office generates more revenue than would be saved by closing it. “The post office is in a world of hurt financially,” Kinney said. “The deadline on pension costs bankrupting the postal service is coming up, but they’ve been experiencing financial difficulties for years, primarily due to decreased use of services. FedEx, UPS and others have cut into the post office’s business and more people are communicating electronically and sending much less mail. This crisis is the not the fault of rural post offices. Small post offices account for 0.7 percent of the post office’s financial problems. It’s just not fair to try to fix pension problems at the expense of rural communities.” Kinney said closing any of 41 rural Oregon post offices would pose “real problems for folks in those communities. Post offices are focal points that provide vital services in tiny communities like Antelope, Shaniko, Grass Valley and Kent.” “Expecting a customer to drive an hour round-trip to visit the nearest post office is unreasonable and does not align with the postal service’s mission to ‘provide prompt, reliable and efficient services to patrons in all areas,’ ” wrote Sens. Wyden, Merkley and U.S. Reps. Peter DeFazio, Earl Blumenauer and Kurt Schrader in an Aug. 5 letter to Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe. Kinney recommended concerned citizens organize, stay informed of the closure hearing process and be prepared to comment. He said creating, circulating and signing petitions opposing closure of the local post office were good ideas. Such petitions are now available at the Sunriver Owners Association, Sunriver Area Public Library, HammerTime Home Center, Blondies, Sunriver Area Chamber of Commerce,

Second Tern Thrift Store, Artists Gallery, Sunriver Country Store, Crossroads Station and Summit Xpress. Kinney said having signed petitions ready to present would be helpful during the 60-day public comment period, at any public hearings and during the ensuing 30-day appeal process. The Postal Regulatory Commission then has 120 days to review the U.S. Postal Service’s reasons for closure. Kinney recommended Sunriver post office customers watch for an official notice of proposal to close the local office posted prominently in the Sunriver post office. The notice should indicate that a questionnaire is available that customers “should take the time to fill out and send in. And tell your neighbors and friends to fill it out and send it in. The message needs to be ‘Don’t close our post office.’ Take every opportunity to comment. Make it a point to participate, ” Kinney said. Kinney said the notice of closure letters should arrive in Sunriver area mailboxes in late September and that a public meeting would probably occur in October. As the Scene went to press, sources said the public meeting would be held Oct. 3, 6:30 p.m. at Three Rivers School in the Sunriver Business Park. Some customers reported clerks handing out questionnaires at the Sunriver post office service counter the week of Sept. 19. The document turned out to be a supplemental comment form that was supposed to be made available after the letter and questionnaire announcing the closure were sent to all 97707 ZIP code customers. “The Post Office Red Book: A NAPUS Guide for Preventing the Closing or Consolidation of Your Post Office” has been posted to the SROA website ( under News & Notices > Proposed Post Office Closure). Information: or P

START YOUNG. SAVE MORE. LIGHTS, CAMERA, SAVE! is a video contest brought to you by South Valley Bank & Trust and the American Bankers Association Education Foundation to get teens excited about saving money!

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LIGHTS, CAMERA, SAVE! is a video contest brought to you by our bank and the American Bankers Association Education TO ENTER VIDEO CONTEST: Foundation to get teens excited about saving money! 1. Teens 13-18 should create a video demonstrating the MEMBER FDIC

value of saving.* TO ENTER VIDEO CONTEST: 1. Teens 13-18 should create a video demonstrating the 2. Submit the video along with a completed entry form value of saving. to any South Valley branch by November 1, 2011. 2. Submit the video along with a completed entry form to our bank by November 1, 2011. VIDEO CONCEPT IDEAS … • Design a plan to teach others about saving.

Sunriver Events October 8th VILLAGE ART WALK in the Sunriver Village brought to you by the new artists gallery on 57100 Beaver Drive. Other businesses like Black Diamond Jeans, Sotheby, Sunriver country store, Discover Sunriver, Hot Lava Bakery, Sebastian Healthy Pet Food Store, Flowers at Sunriver and Sunriver Sports will have refreshments, promotions and possible demonstrations. More on this event can be found at 8th EXPLORING OREGON HISTORY THROUGH ITS CEMETARIES 3:00 PM TO 4:00 PM at Sunriver Library, 56855 Venture Lane. Portland writer Johan Mathiesen, author of “Mad as the Mist and Snow: Exploring Oregon Through Its Cemeteries”, will discuss Oregon’s most celebrated and unique cemeteries, including Lone Fir, Jacksonville, and Willamette National. Included in the discussion will be detailed profiles that highlight unique historical events, famous residents, and the evolution of headstone designs. Mathiesen will also highlight which cemeteries around the state should be on every traveler’s and historian’s “must visit” list--and why. Free and open to the public.

VIDEO CONCEPT IDEAS … • Create a recipe for savings success. • •Design a plan to teach others about saving. Be free and get creative! Come up with a unique • Create a recipe for savings way to talk about saving. success. • Be free and get creative! Come up with a unique way to talk about saving. National winners receive a $3,000, $1,500 or $500 U.S. savings bond. See page 2 for additional National winners receive a $3,000, $1,500 or $500 U.S. South Valley prizes!

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Representative Whisnant Conversations for Critical Times Honored as“Legislator of the Year” by ALEC Submitted by Oregon State Legislature Rep. Gene Whisnant (R-Sunriver) was named a recipient of the American Legislative Exchange Council’s (ALEC) “Legislator of the Year” Award at the organization’s annual meeting in New Orleans, LA on August 4, 2011. “I am pleased to recognize Gene Whisnant as a Legislator of the Year, and would like to thank him for his outstanding dedication to our organization,” said ALEC National Chairman Louisiana Democrat State Representative Noble Ellington. “Rep. Whisnant is to be commended for his leadership, and I feel fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with such committed individuals like Gene Whisnant over the past year.” The “Legislator of the Year” Award is given to state legislators who are ALEC members in good standing and have distinguished themselves by taking a leadership role in advancing, introducing and/ or enacting policies based on the fundamental Jeffersonian principles of free markets, limited government, federalism and individual liberty. Rep. Gene Whisnant was honored with the award for his leadership as the ALEC Oregon Public Sector Chair and his legislation which was based upon ALEC models and the Jeffersonian principles. “ALEC is an organization of State Legislators which creates, after responsible debate, model legislation for states to consider in addressing their state needs,” Rep. Whisnant commented. “Also, ALEC publishes outstanding information for state legislators like the “Rich States, Poor States” report on states’ economic competitiveness.” “A major bill which was passed in 2009 was the bipartisan HB 2500 which created a ‘taxpayers transparency website’ ( based upon ALEC model legislation,” added Rep. Whisnant who was a chief architect of the bill. The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) is the nation’s leading nonprofit, nonpartisan organization. While ALEC members gather around the principles of limited government, free market and federalism, it is the diversity of the members and their different perspectives that really further the discussions. ( P

Attend a TAPS Meeting! (Think Again Parents)

The next TAPS meeting is October 13th at 3:45 PM, at the South County Building, in La Pine. We encourage community involvement, and invite you to attend the team meetings. TAPS is a substance abuse PREVENTION program for youth. The program is going strong in our community with various programs. These include SISA, Sticker Shock, Girls Summit, Party Safe Homes and more. The meetings are held the 2nd Thursday of the month at 3:45 PM at the South County Building, in La Pine.

Submitted by Think Again Parents (TAPS) of South County. What happens if you suspect that your teen is already using alcohol and drugs? What do you say to them? The conversation is the same: parents need to tell their kids that drug and alcohol use by teens is not allowed in your family. The issue won’t go away until you do something. You will simply have to acknowledge that your teen has a problem- your teen is using drugs and that won’t get any better until you take action on your teen’s behalf. It is OK to ask for help. In fact, getting help may make it easier for you to have the conversation. Practice the conversation ahead of time. You may have to have a couple of “practice runs.” These conversations are not easy but they are worthwhile. Talking it over with your spouse/partner beforehand will help you keep a level head and speak to the issue. Make Agreements with Yourself Tell yourself that you won’t “lose it” with your teen. Anger and hostility won’t get you anywhere in this conversation. Stay as calm as possible. Remember, you are the parent and you are in charge. Be kind, simple, and direct in your statements to your teen. Above all, remember to tell your teen that you love him or her! The conversation will not be perfect- no conversation ever is. Know that you are doing the right thing for your teen. That’s what matters most! Brought to you by (TAPS) of South Deschutes County. For more info go to

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teen ( South County Community Readiness Assessment, 2010 ). To learn more, visit us online at or phone 541.536.5002

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I had the pleasure of visiting Sparks Lake recently. It is about a 50 minute drive from La Pine, located on the Cascade Lakes Highway . Sparks Lake is one of the most photographed scenes of the Cascade Lakes. Mt. Bachelor is so close, you get the sense it would be only be a short walk to explore it. There is a small campground on the shore, too. An excellent place to view the lake is at the Ray Atkeson Memorial “Pull-Off Area”. A sign reminded me of how the famous local photographer was charmed by Sparks Lake. Any one who loves photography quickly tunes in to the reason Atkeson was so attracted to Sparks Lake… it is absolutely beautiful! A Memorial Trail at the lake was dedicated to Atkeson in the fall of 1994. As I started hiking around the lake a movement along the ground caught my eye. At first I thought there were hundreds of bugs crawling in the mossy shoreline area. After taking a closer look, I realized there were a whole lot of miniature frogs, hopping along, trying to stay out from under my feet. I had to tread carefully. One could spend a lot of time exploring the area around the lake. Todd Lake is a short distance to the north, and just beyond it, an easy hike into the bowl of Broken Top. Elk Lake and Devil’s Lake are also only minutes away. I would highly recommend to our local residents that you plan to take a little time to explore the OUTDOORS at your FRONTDOOR, this fall. And what an opportunity to “Show Off” some of our natural attractions to visitors that you may be hosting, as well.

Spark’s Lake


Explored by Dan & Janet Varcoe & Mike Jensen

Photography by Mike Jensen, Award Winning Photographer, Sparks Lake, So. Sister, and Broken Top.

Ray Atkeson, Central OR Photographer monument at Sparks Lake.

Sparks Lake Photo (Right)- As Mike Jensen from JensenOne Marketing and Photography explored Sparks Lake for his photo shoot, he discovered deer grazing on an island. Do deer swim? They must have done so to get to the Sparks Lake island. The grass must taste really good out there. So. Sister reflects in the lake.


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Winter Hours: Dec 16, 17, 18: 11am - 7pm Dec 19 thru 23: 11am - 4pm Closed Dec 24 & 25 Dec 26 thru Jan 1: 11am - 8pm

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Dillon Falls Hike

Photo by Laura Columbo-Wurst

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NEWBERRY COUNTRY ATTRACTIONS “Places to go... things to do... in the Great Newberry Country

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Scenic Byway

Mt. Bachelor

Elk Lake

To Sunriver

Crane Prairie Reservoir

Matsutake Season is here! - Pick up a map and free-use or commercial permit Monday through Friday, 7:45 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Chemult Ranger District on the Fremont-Winema National Forests, 110500 Hwy 97 North, Chemult, Ore. Camp with all the other harvesters at Little Odell Odell Mushroom Camp near Crescent Lake, OR. Matsutake season will end Nov. 6th. For more info, call Chemult’s Rangers at 541-365-7001.

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Just completing a hike from Dillon Falls to Lava Island I was surprised to see the Deschutes River was still running strong, with billowing water falls. It was a beautiful hike with many wonderful places to stop and enjoy the sights and sounds of the river. The hike was 8 miles round trip with a few uphill climbs, but basically it is a easy hike. We did run into quite a few mosquitos in the marshy areas of the river. Take the Cascades Highway north from La Pine to the sign for Dillon Falls Trail Head.


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s ke La & e d y ca wa as By KE HIGH DESERT MUSEUM C c To eni KS LA R. Sc AR YD R SP U T The High Desert Museum is located just five miles south CEN of Bend, Oregon at 59800 South Hwy 97. The museum SO. features indoor and outdoor wildlife and historical exhibits. Oct. hours: 9am to 5pm. Phone: 541-382-4754. See pg 15 for FREE Senior day. Visit for more info. Explored by Sandy & Dennis Jones



To Dillon Falls

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Devil’s Lake

To Bend


Cascade Lakes


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March - October: Explore the scenic back country of Sunriver and the Deschutes National Forest with us as we guide you through Sunriver’s beautiful meandering trails on one of our experienced trail horses. Guided rides available for guests of all experience levels from beginner to advanced. For more information and reservations, please call the Sunriver Stables at: 541-593-6995. Located on the west side of Sunriver Resort along the Deschutes River. West of Circle 3.



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Accounting Accountants High Desert Tax Service

Jim Elliott, Enrolled Agent LTC 51470 Hwy 97 #4B, La Pine 541-536-1153 High Desert See ad page 16 Tax Service

Advertising A Newberry Eagle

Dan Varcoe, Advertising Rep. John C Johnson Building, La Pine 541-241-7741, See COUPON page 19

Animals & Vets La Pine Pet Bed & Bath

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La Pine Animal Hospital

Small Animals Gordon & Julee Pickering, D. V. M. 51693 Huntington Rd, La Pine 541-536-2001, See ad page 23

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Banks A South Valley Bank

La Pine: 51535 S. Huntington Rd 541-536-9232, Gilchrist: 138345 N. Hwy 97, 541-433-2936 See ad page 6 & 24

Computers Little d Technology

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Cosmetics Mary Kay Cosmetics

Jana Marable Independent Beauty Consultant 541-815-5665 Call me for a Complimentary Facial

Construction/Building, Landscaping & Materials 1st Nickel Trucking

We haul it to your door! Gravel, aggregate, top soil, bark & more. Larry Dungey 541-536-0711 See COUPON page 19

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Residential-Commercial-DropBox-Containers Stu Martinez, 541-536-1194 51420 Russell Rd, La Pine See ad page 24

Health Care Medical & Doctors/Hospice Auditone Hearing Aids Jim Olson 51530 Huntington Rd, Ste 5, La Pine 1-888-475-3950 See ad page 17

La Pine Community Health Center Corner of First & Huntington Rd, La Pine Walk-ins Welcome 541-536-3435

La Pine/ Sunriver Physical Therapy Gail & James Smith, Experienced, caring

rehabilitation, 541-536-6122 51681 Huntington Rd, La Pine See ad page 10

Dee Ann Lewis Families And Communities Together 51605 Coach Rd,La Pine, 541-876-1011 See ad page 17


Hospice, Transitions Gail & James Smith 51681 Huntington Rd, La Pine 541-536-7399

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Ponderosa Embroidery

Sharon McDermott Your “local” machine embroidery service. 541-508-1022

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Equipment Sales & Rentals

Joannie Miller, FNP 51375 S. Huntington Rd, La Pine 541-536-8060 See ad page 17

Peak Performance Equipment

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Eyecare La Pine Eyecare Clinic

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Financial & Insurance Edward Jones

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Mary Fleischman, contact 541-536-5002 See ad page 11

Real Estate Gould & Associates Realty

JoAnn Gould, Principal Broker .8 Mi N. Wickiup Junction on Hwy 97 La Pine, 541-480-3115, See ad page 5

High Lakes Realty & Property Management, Dianne Willis, Principal

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Lodging & Camping

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Justin Cutler, Director, John C Johnson Building, La Pine, 541-536-2223 www. See ads page 6

Retirement/Assisted Living Crystal Terrace

Retirement Community 1000 Town Center Drive, Klamath Falls, 541-885-7250 See ads page 15

Salons/Beauty Cindy’s Haircuts & Nature’s Gifts

Cindy Beckwith, Men, Women, Children, Gifts, Jewelry, Rocks, 541-639-1822 CINDY’S HAIRCUTS & 51470 Hwy 97, La Pine NATURE’S GIFTS

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Hair & Nails, Ask for Dawn 541-593-1978, In Sunriver Village See Coupon page 19

Security Services High Desert Protection & Security Service Jim Landles Residential & Commercial Patrol & Protection, 541-848-5778 See ad page 22

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The New Senior By T. Myers, Staff Writer For the last few mornings I have been able to scrape ice off the picnic table on my deck. Fall is here and- as always, I look at the fall season with delight and trepidation. Delight because it is always so beautiful with the changing colors and fall smells and the delicious days full of sunshine and warmth- followed by the cool nights where you can curl up under a quilt and sleep like a little kid again. Then, there is the trepidation, (anxiety, worry and a sudden feeling of fear), because, my life is really changing, like the fall, and I do not know what will happen to me or my family within the next days and months. I look outside at the lovely day, sun streaming down, and know I have to get ready for the winT. Myers at the Scootr. Summer Eruption ter. (Talk about the symbolism in a single word.) Then I lose all sense of what I should do in the day-dreams of what I used to do, and the time is just lost! (I just spent a weekend sleeping, because I don’t have the energy I need for making the changes. It is bordering on the ridiculous! And, a waste of time!) When you are going through the process of letting go of a loved one who is ready to die things can get tough. There are many things to consider. You want your loved ones last days to be rich and comfortable. You want to have time to share memories and create new one that you can look back on. You hope for easy days and nights where little will go awry and that when it is time to say goodbye, there won’t be a struggle between staying in this world and going to the next. It will mean that many things will be different for family and friends. It should be that we all consider it a normal part of life. For me, it will be a rather large change. Not only will I lose a person who is in my life on a daily basis, but I will lose what I consider to be hearth and home as well. Not that I don’t understand the inevitable, or that it is time to move on, but, after the last few years of life-changes for me in terms of job, home and economic losses, the situation is a little surrealistic when it all converges into my new reality- like a story on the Lifetime Channel where the woman faces losing her husband, she has no job or income, so her house is gone and with no place to go, she loses her children, too. It is like a bad divorce. Only it’s terminal. Yuk! People plan for retirement. They plan for the cycles of life and death that occur in every family. They plan as youngsters to get themselves a part of the American Dream. They don’t plan to have events take their dreams away, or lose the ability to keep their dreams together. Times they are a changin’, huh? Fall is a season of change. The leaves change color and drop off to form a blanket of rich humus beneath their branches that will feed the seeds to start new trees in the spring. We gradually acclimate to the colder weather while we get ready for fall to turn to winter. We make ourselves ready for what we will face in the months to come while we enjoy the most beautiful of seasons. The poignant part of the season is that this time, it really is fall and we all have to face the end of a brilliant summer and the inevitable winter to follow. See you next month! P

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The American Cancer Society Partners with Local Group, “Chemo Quilt Girls” for Quilt Drive to Benefit Cancer Patients The American Cancer Society and the Chemo Quilt Girls of Central Oregon have joined forces and are seeking community members willing to participate in a Chemotherapy Quilt Drive. The Quilt Drive is set to begin Saturday, October 1, 2011, and will be ongoing. Interested quilters should make colorful, durable, whole cloth quilts to keep cancer patients warm while they endure their infusions, lasting 4 – 7 hours, weekly, twice a month, or every three weeks. All of the specifications for the quilts, scheduled workshops, a list of local quilt stores supporting the effort, drop-off points, and other general information is available at: The infusion centers, located at St. Charles Bend, St. Charles Redmond, and Bend Memorial Clinic, collectively serve over 375 patients each week. Monetary donations and donations of 2-yard cuts of quality cotton quilting fabric, as well as 2-yard cuts of batting are needed in support of Chemotherapy Quilts for infusion patients. About the Chemo Quilt Girls: Norma Wells answered a request for assistance from the American Cancer Society to repair quilts being used to keep cancer patients warm during their chemotherapy infusions. Many of the quilts were aged and beyond repair. When she was told that no one group was making new quilts for these patients, she decided to form a group of quilters to serve their needs. The Chemo Quilt Girls, Lora Fenter, Helen Brisson, Wanda Barkhurst and Norma need your help making Chemotherapy Quilts for these patients now. This is a most difficult time in the lives of these folks—spouses, parents, friends, and neighbors, so your quilt gift will mean much to them. For more information about this project and the specifications for the quilts, please visit the website, or contact:, 541-323-6993. About the American Cancer Society: The American Cancer Society saves lives by helping people stay well by preventing cancer or detecting it early; helping people get well by being there for them during and after a cancer diagnosis; by finding cures through investment in groundbreaking discovery; and by fighting back by rallying lawmakers to pass laws to defeat cancer and encourage communities worldwide to join the fight. As a result, more than 11 million people in America who have had cancer and countless more who have avoided it will be celebrating birthdays this year. To learn more about us or to get help, call us anytime, day or night, at 800.227.2345 or visit P

Senior Free Day at High Desert Museum October 18th, 2011

Seniors age 62+ enjoy the Museum for free - Seniors age 62 and older are invited to enjoy the Museum for free Oct. 18, 2011 with special wildlife encounters, Living History characters and animal talks. Sponsored by Clear One Health Plans, a Pacific Source Company Schedule Museum is open from 9 am to 5 pm. 10:30 Nature Talk Cafe is open from 11-4. 11:00 Bird of Prey Talk 11:30 Wolf Talk 12:30 Cat Talk 1:00 Bird of Prey Talk 2:15 Otter Talk 2:45 Spirit of the West Exhibit Tour 10:00 – 2:00 By Hand Through Memory Interpretive Table 11:00-3:00 Living History throughout Museum P

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Most brokers will tell you that investing in a 401(k) is an important way to save for retirement. What few bother to say is that it’s not enough just to have a 401(k). To get the most from your 401(k) when you retire, you have to actively manage it now. At Edward Jones, we’ll work with you to help ensure that your 401(k) portfolio accurately fits your goals. So your 401(k) can work for you, not the other way around. To learn how Edward Jones can help you make sense of your 401(k), call or visit your local financial advisor today.

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by Bob Cox

Reinvesting Dividends Can Pay Off When you invest in stocks, you want their price to go up. But of course, you can’t control the rise and fall of stock prices. However, there is a key element of investing that you can control — the number of shares you own. And in the long run, share ownership may be more important than rising stock prices in determining your long-term investment success. Of course, you might think that the advice of “buy more shares” is easier said than done. After all, not everyone can easily find a lot of extra money to invest. But you don’t need access to vast wealth to increase your share ownership — you just need to consistently reinvest your stock dividends. Just how important are reinvested dividends to wealth accumulation, as compared to capital gains (the increase in stock prices)? Over the 135-year period from 1871 through 2003, owning stocks and reinvesting the dividends produced 97% of all stock market returns, with only 3% coming from capital gains, according to a major study done by Dr. Jeremy Siegel, one of the world’s leading researchers on stock market performance. Other studies have also pointed to the importance of dividends as a component of total returns. What are the implications of this disparity between the effectiveness of dividend reinvestment versus that of capital gains? First of all, it suggests that you may not want to spend an undue amount of time and effort in chasing after “hot” stocks, hoping for big capital gains. For one thing, by the time you buy these stocks, they may already be cooling off, but even more importantly, your focus on achieving large capital gains may not be the best use of your financial resources. Ultimately, the power of dividend reinvestment means, not surprisingly, that you may be able to help yourself if you look for quality dividend-paying stocks — and then reinvest the dividends, month after month and year after year. With just a little research, you can find stocks that have paid — and even increased — dividends for many years in a row. (Keep in mind, though, that not all stocks will pay dividends, and even those that do can reduce or discontinue them at any time. Dividend reinvestment does not ensure a profit or protect against loss.) So, to help boost your share ownership, consider reinvesting the dividends back into the stock, rather than taking them as cash payments. If you do choose to reinvest your dividends, though, you will need to look to other types of investments to provide you with income, assuming you need some income from your portfolio, which may become more necessary during your retirement years. Your financial advisor can help you determine the appropriate investments to help provide this income. But in any case, if you can do without the current income provided by dividends, give careful consideration to reinvesting them. Dividend reinvestment is not a glamorous investment strategy, and it won’t help you “get rich quick,” but it can help you make steady progress toward your long-term financial goals — and that’s a key dividend in itself. This article was written by Edward Jones for use by your local Edward Jones Financial Advisor, Bob Cox. See Bob’s ad below, left. P

“Life is a journey, not a destination. For all the travels we do, it is quite evident that the majority of our time is spent getting from one place to another. In my youth I traveled extensively with my parents. During my 25-year first marriage, and with my eight children, I traveled extensively. My 22 years between marriages, when I was a working single parent, I traveled extensively. Now, Harry and I, our life together is about getting from here to there – by car, by RV by train, by plane, by ship. Oh yes, we travel the globe. We log mucho miles. I can’t imagine a life without travel. In my first marriage I moved from Ferndale, Michigan to Roswell, New Mexico, and back. Then moved from Michigan to California, where we moved three times. Then we moved to Beaverton, Oregon, where I lived in the same house for over 30 years.” -Introduction in Snowbirds Unlimited by Marylin McDonald

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By T Myers October! When the nights turn cold and the food gets warm and comforting, we all know that Halloween is coming, that tailgate parties turn our game times into social occasions, and our children prepare to trick-or-treat for bags full of candies, while, at the same time, parents get ready to sneak a snickers out of their child’s stash and enjoy the sweet treat for themselves. And? Joy! Thanksgiving is right around the corner. October brings devilishly delicious fall dinners where the pork is roasted to perfection, the potatoes mashed and dotted with sweet cream butter, the gravy rich and tasty and the vegetable sides are offered in abundance on tables all over the area. This year I am excited to extend an invitation for each of you to help create a La Pine tradition by being a part of our Cowboys of La Pine Seasonal Cookbook. You can help by contributing your own special traditional holiday and special event recipes for publication in our cookbook! They do not have to be cowboy recipes. They need to be La Pine recipes! The contact for submission is, my email at the Chamber of Commerce. We want recipes for each month of the year for celebrations and holidays and we want to feature our local cooks with their family favorites. Recipe submissions need to be in Word format, neatly typed and double checked for ingredients and amounts, directions for preparation and we want a little story of why you serve the recipe and when it became a traditional recipe for you and yours! Put your contact info on your email so I can call you with questions. I need these recipes by the cut- off date of October 22nd. We will go to print in November. We started the project this past June. During the past few months, Mike Jensen, our local award winning photographer, has helped us with some spectacular pictures of our own local cowboys to be placed in the front of each monthly section of our cookbook. I hope you will help us complete our first cookbook by offering your favorite recipes! Please be a part of our project. Call me with questions at the Chamber of Commerce: 541-536-9771.

Here is a little recipe that I love, just for you. It is from one of the research cookbooks I am using to get special intros on each of the 12 calendar chapters of the Cowboy Cookbook: circa 1922 from Good Housekeeping’s Book of Menus -Norwood Massachusetts Soft Molasses Cookies (for trick- or- treaters and fall cookie fiends!)

Soft Molasses Cookies 1 cup of Crisco 1 cup of brown sugar 1 cup of old fashioned sweet molasses (Grandma’s) 1 cup of sour milk 2 teaspoons of soda teaspoon each of salt cinnamon, ginger 1 Tablespoon of vinegar and about 5 cups of flour combined to be sure that the dough stays soft. Chill it overnight and roll out in the morning. Do not roll out too thin. Cut in desired shapes (3 inches) and bake on a greased sheet pan for 15 minutes at 350 degrees. (Yummy Cowboy Treat!) Bon appetit! P




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It had been a long time since Buddy had worried about his long, skinny, beautiful tail. With getting married and having Mice Kids, there wasn’t much time for such personal concern. Now, this might surprise you…but very soon, Arlene was to have a new nest of Mice Kids. And it also might surprise you…that when the Mice Kids arrived, Billy and Sammy were the first ones to realize there was a new Mice Family - on the Church Van. Sh-h-h-h-h! You can’t tell anyone about the new Mice Babies. Billy and Sammy always made sure they sat in the 5th seat behind Bonnie, the Van Driver. They also made sure there were some ‘snacks’ stuffed into the torn seat. “Water – the ‘Kids’ need water’, said Sammy! “ “How are we gonna do that”, said Billy. “Oh, maybe we could spill some out of our water bottles!” Well, Billie and Sammy got real sloppy during their Church Van rides. They went on every Church Van Trip and everyone knew they’d be in the 5th seat behind the Van Driver. There was a ride for everything that the Primary Department participated in: Ø Sunday School Ø Wednesday nights Ø Saturday Classroom set up day Since Billy’s folks were the Church Janitors, he had special permission to ride the Church Van with his friend Sammy. They had lots of other friends, too. The favorite part of ‘Classroom set up Saturday’ was getting to work with Teacher Kent. Sometimes they got supplies from the Library or previewed a DVD for the class in order to make sure the equipment was working. And, there were snacks and water for treats. Buddy and Arlene did enjoy the usual peace and quiet on the Church Van – although they also needed the food and water that Billie and Sammy conveniently left for them. They also realized that the days were getting much shorter and the nights were getting much cooler. Since the Van wasn’t used every day, the heater seldom warmed the Van. Hmmm! What to do! What to do? P

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Klamath Art Gallery

October Exhibit: “The Art of Dorothy Hale” The Klamath Art Association and Gallery will present drawings and paintings by Dorothy Hale during the month of October. “The Art of Dorothy Hale” exhibit runs from October 2 through October 30. The public opening reception is Sunday, October 2 from noon to 4 PM. The gallery is located at 120 Riverside Drive. Admission is always free. With her recent work, Hale has chosen to emphasize the birds of the Klamath Basin and American wildlife. Original artwork as well as prints will be for sale. All of her work exhibits splendid technique and purposeful use of color. Dorothy Hale still teaches art classes and was one of the owners of Clearwater Gallery. She is currently the volunteer coordinator of the Klamath County Museum’s Modoc Art Gallery. She is a past president of the Klamath Arts Council and the Klamath Art Association. She is an advocate for art of all types in the Basin. The Klamath Art Gallery is open Thursdays through Mondays from 12 to 4 p.m. For more information phone 541-883-1833 or visit the KAA web page at P Left: “Blackberry Cover” Watercolor painting by Dorothy Hale

Chiloquin’s 2 Rivers Gallery Artist of the Month ROXY BARNETT

Roxy Barnett is a wildlife photographer (and retired biologist) who has been living in the Klamath Basin since 1984. Her photography resume includes conducting wildlife photography workshops and gallery exhibits in Portland, San Francisco, and Mendocino.  She markets her work under the name Winged Imagery. Roxy began her photography studies in San Francisco in the early 1980s at the University of California.  She was subsequently mentored by French photographer, Michelle Vignes (documentary photographer and photojournalist).  The style and composition of the work of Michelle Vignes and other French photographers remains a strong influence.  Currently Roxy combines her knowledge of art photography and wildlife biology to take unique photographs of birds of the Klamath Basin and Modoc Plateau. P

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Klamath County October Events Courtesy of 14th-16th KLAMATH BASIN POTATO FESTIVAL This annual event includes a FREE BBQ, parade, exhibits, talent show, horseshoe tournaments, dunk tank, live music & lots of fun! Merrill Civic Center, 365 W. Front St., Merrill, OR 97633. For more info, call 541.798.5808. 21st & 22nd FIELD OF SCREAMS Haunted House at Kiger Stadium! Sponsored by the Klamath Falls Gems, in conjunction with the Creativity Collective. Please visit the website for details: http:// 2001 Crest Street, Klamath Falls, OR 97603, More Info: 541.883.4367. 24th FREE CONCERT The United States Air Force Band of the Golden West will perform Monday, Oct. 24, 2011, @ 7pm at the Ross Ragland Theater. This concert is free, but tickets are required for admission. Tickets are available at the box office, Tuesday-Friday 10am-5pm; and noon-showtime on the day of the concert. 218 North 7th Street Klamath Falls, OR 97601 More Info: 541.884.5483. 30th-October 68th ANNUAL P.E.O. RUMMAGE SALE at the Klamath County Fairgrounds, 3531 South 6th St. Proceeds from this sale are used for Scholarships for women continuing or returning to college or vocational training locally & throughout Oregon. Hours of sale are Friday 9am-5pm & Saturday 9am3pm. There will be furniture, new items and “vintage treasures” for sale. For more information, call 541-883-3796. P

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Crescent/Gilchrist CATeam By Barbara Sullivan, CATeam President If you drive through Crescent and Gilchrist you’ll notice work by ODOT on a Highway 97 project. Our community has been looking forward to its completion, with its improved safety, turn lanes, rumble strips, side walks, and the overall visual appearance. We have been told they are on schedule and completion should be well before the snows flies. We greatly appreciate all the hard work that was put into making this project happen. Recently the Region 2 ODOT representatives came to our area to present the proposed Highway 58 Salt Creek Tunnel & Half Viaduct project. Meetings were held at several locations. Sonny Chickering & Richard Little of ODOT, Region 2 gave a brief presentation at our recent CATeam meeting. They were joined by Manager Butch Hansen and Public Information Officer of South Central ODOT Peter Murphy. The Salt Creek Tunnel was built in 1932, and is still in operation today, with an average 27,000 vehicles traveled annually at an average of 40% Commercial. The presentation clearly showed the need for repairs/upgrades. The cost is estimated at 16 million dollars, scheduled over two seasons 2012/13. The exact months are uncertain at this time. There will be highway closures of six, four-day closures during the first phase, open on weekends with night closures, and during the day down to one lane. The final mitigation decisions rests with bridge engineers, and they anticipate a decision by September 20. There is no alternative to complete closures, given the nature of the work to be done on the west viaduct and tunnel. The Forest Service is initiating a project to evaluate the potential replacement of the current office facilities/building for the Crescent Ranger District Administrative Site within our Crescent Community. The proposed action would be a new administrative building (with much need upgrades) on the same footprint as the old administrative site. If you have comments please direct your calls to Holly Jewkes, District Ranger 541-33-3200. Our Crescent/Gilchrist Community Action Team is looking to fill Board Member positions. If you are a member of our small community and would like to be involved and learn more about what we do please join us at our next CATeam Meeting. CATeam Meetings are held quarterly the second Monday of the month. Our next meeting will be held Monday January 9th, 2012 @ 8 AM, Ernst Brother Office. P



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Calendar of Events October

8th Flu Shot Clinics 2011 - Get your flu shot now! Flu shots are safe and effec-

tive. Get a flu shot each year. Call and make an appointment, only $40.00, at the La Pine Community Health Center. The clinic will bill your Insurance. Medicare & Medicaid accepted. Financial assistance is available. Call 541-536-3435 for questions or to make an appointment.

8th Liberty GOSPEL QUARTET CONCERT - At Grace Fellowship Church, cor-

ner of Day Road & Mountainview Lane, La Pine. 7PM For more info: 541-536-2878. Come early, seating gets filled up fast! See their ad on this page and article about Liberty Quartet page 21.

8th JANE GOODALL LECTURE - at Deschutes County Fairgrounds. High Des-

ert Museum is selling tickets at the admissions desk for this event, or buy online via Chimps Inc. This is a lecture presented by Chimps Incorporated. 1:30pm, Tickets: $20 Youth and Senior; $35 General Admission & at the door; $75 Preferred Seating (200 seats available) Preferred seating will receive a book written by Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE and the opportunity for a book signing after the event. Priority seating applies to this ticket.

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11th THE ART OF EXPLORATION - Lecture with Bob Boyd, curator of Western history. Discover the exhibited works of the West’s earliest artist adventurers, like Alfred Jacob Miller and Albert Bierstadt. Learn how these artists and paintings influenced the West, and how it was portrayed to the world. Located at High Desert Museum, 59800 S. Highway 97, Bend, OR 97702 6 pm. Members, free: nonmembers $3. RSVP: 541-382-4754, ext. 241, or 13th The La Pine Community Kitchen annual meetinG - for do-

nors and volunteers, including election of board members on 6pm.

13th Forest Service Dedication & Ribbon cutting - 3pm - 6pm.

The forest service will welcome the public to tour their new Forest Service Bend Pine office building, 63095 Deschutes Market Road. Tours, fire engine and Smokey, puppet show, displays, raffle & more! Public welcome, free event. Jean Nelson-Dean, Public Affairs Officer: 541-383-5561

15th THIRD ANNUAL WOMEN’S CONFERENCE - A non-denominational conference with the subject: “What Can We Give To God?” 9am-3pm at Agape Harvest Fellowship Church, 52640 Skidgel Rd. by Wickiup Junction (Burgess). Original music by James Plogg, Musical mother and daughter team. Speakers: Dianna Collins and Jeanie Prentice. Free lunch, door prizes, come have a day of fun and worship with our Lord. For more information, Contact: Dianna 541-536-5858 or Pat 541-5368086. No RSVP required, open to women ages 13 and up. 21st & 22nd FOURTH ANNUAL CENTRAL OREGON WOMEN’S EXPO


Friday, October 21, 2011, 10am-6pm Saturday, October 22, 2011, 10am-5pm. Visit for more information on this exciting, uplifting event for women to pamper, learn, and have fun! This year it’s at the Athletic Club of Bend.

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October 15th, 2011 • Time: 9:30am Place: Crescent Creek Clubhouse

Anyone is welcome to come! Please Call: Carol Gray: 541-815-3616 or Pat Stone: 541-977-5266 with questions


Chamber for Breakfast at the La Pine Senior Center from 7:45 am to 9:15 am. Open to Chamber Members and their guest. Speakers, Sponsors, and lots of networking. Cost for the Breakfast is $8.00. Call the Chamber for more information and to reserve a seat, (541) 536-9771.

28th TEA, GOODIES, AND CONVERSATION - 11:30am - 12:30pm, at the Lavender Cottage, 52379 Huntington Rd Suite D, La Pine. Cost is $5.00 per person. All knitters and crocheters invited, even those who have never picked up a needle but want to learn how. Basic knitting and crocheting instructions available. Please RSVP to Christina at 541-815-0258 or Sara at 541-280-2545. 31st TRUNK OR TREAT - is the newest, award-winning event in La Pine for Hal-

loween at the La Pine Event Center. Stay tuned for more details, or visit the Parks and Rec website to check for details as the date gets closer.

OCTOBER PROGRAMS 2011 Community Education Series– Special Needs Seminar - Families of Children with Disabilities

FLU SHOT CLINICS La Pine Senior Center 16450 Victory Way Monday, October 3 9 am - 12 pm Sisters Community Church 15200 McKenzie Highway Tuesday, October 4 10 am - 12 pm Redmond Senior Center 325 NW Dogwood Avenue Wednesday, October 19 11 am - 3 pm

Friday, October 28, 2011 - Noon to 1:00 PM • Find strategies for defining your intentions for your child now and when you are gone • Preserve your child’s current quality of life through supplemental income while maintaining government benefits • Balance all your financial goals while providing for a loved one with a disability PRESENTERS: Mark L. Mintz, CFM Certified Special Needs Advisor - Merrill Lynch Lisa Bertalan, J.D. Attorney at Law; Hendrix, Brinch & Bertalan LLP Lorie Weber, PA-C Partners In Care Transitions Program Carol Zancanella, LCSW - Outpatient Behavioral Health: St. Charles Medical Center

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City La Pine, Oregon is seeking a full time City Manager. Population 1,600. Salary range $55,000 - $75,000, + excellent benefits (non PERS retirement system). Staffing of 2 full time employees, with an additional 5 FTE, July 2012. La Pine is Oregon’s newest City incorporated in late 2006. The City will be creating a Public Works Department and assume two special districts that currently provide water and sewer services to 600 accounts within the City effective July 2012. A new City Hall will be completed in October. Sheriff, fire, planning and city attorney are provided by districts or contracts. La Pine is located along the Little Deschutes River south of Bend and Sunriver with a large population just outside the City exceeding 10,000 that call La Pine home for services, shopping and community activities. This is a great opportunity to continue building a city from the ground up for a qualified candidate. For additional information on La Pine please go to Feel free to contact Rick Allen, Interim City Manager at or 541-815-4380 for more information on this great opportunity. Complete job announcement, application and job description are available by going to the website or calling 541-536-1432.

La Pine Park & Recreation District is looking for a few great people to work with youth from 6-12th grade in our afterschool program. We currently have the following part time positions open until filled. Tutor- Minimum 2 years college with strong emphasis on mathematics required. Tutors will work one on one with students who need assistance in math, science and reading and general homework assistance. 1.5 hours per day 4 days per week $15.00-$18.00 per hour DOQ Site Supervisor- The site supervisor will monitor the classroom in the afterschool hours communicate daily with community school supervisor and keep the area a safe, fun, friendly and clean place for students to spend time afterschool. Also assists tutor in the tutoring and homework assistance center. Monday - Thursday after school to 5:30pm $8.75-$9.00 per hour All applicants must be able to pass criminal background check both through Park & Recreation as well as the Bend-LaPine school district.

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CELEBRATE RECOVERY BEGINS IN LA PINE TUESDAY, OCTOBER 04. 2011 Time: 6:30-8:00PM Where: Agape Church, 52460 Skidgel Road(behind Wickiup Junction) CELEBRATE RECOVERY PURPOSE

The purpose of Celebrate Recovery is to help those who have old hurts, hang-ups, and habits and want to change. Celebrate Recovery is the place where change is possible.

(PD) Parkinson’s Disease Support Group Meetings

Regular monthly meetings held at Midstate Electric Community Room located on Finley Butte Road in La Pine. If you have PD or someone in your home or a relative and need more information, then come join us. In addition to our regular monthly meetings, which are on the third Thursday of the month. Contact Jerry Chinn for details and more info: at 541-536-3073. In addition to monthly meetings, the following future meetings are also available: October 29, 2011, Time - TBA, Theme - Hope Through Research Current and Future Treatments for PD, Location - St Charles Medical Center, Bend Oct. 1st Answers from pg 19 Crossword Puzzle Solution:


















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Newberry Eagle Welcomes New Team Member! Laura Columbo-Wurst Written by Laura Columbo-Wurst Columbo I guess you can call me one of those California transplants because I am originally from Santa Rosa, California where I lived most of my life. I have worked a few different jobs, before becoming a small business owner of a local water well drilling company. After 25 years I called it quits, left the corporate world to take a job at a local Mercedes Benz dealership, and work for the Coffee News. I also had a small pumpkin farm, which was a fun experience. I have been very lucky to have traveled to Europe and many of the states. I met my husband John at the Bend Elks Lodge, he was a blind date, and seven weeks later I left Santa Rosa to join him in La Pine and then we were off to Haines, Alaska where he worked as assessor and lands manager for the Haines Borough. We were married in Haines, and eventually moved back to La Pine where we have made our home. I love living in La Pine, the community and people are wonderful, there is just no place like it. I volunteer at the Chamber of Commerce, and am a very active member of the La Pine Ya Ya Sisterhood Society and other community events. P

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tenant and he told me the Rp asked him to clean up the yard to include the scrap metal. Tenant said he would leave the metal on the property. La Pine

addition, the digester system is designed to accept and process food waste. The host farm uses 232,000 kilowatts annually; the excess energy produced from the digester will be sold to the local utility. The Obama Administration has set a goal of making 10,000 new flex-fuel pumps available to America’s drivers within the next five years – a five-fold increase from today’s level. By building infrastructure to put biofuels produced in America in our fuel tanks, USDA is supporting the clean energy economy we need to ensure our long-term prosperity and help us out-compete the rest of the world. USDA is working to support the research, investment and infrastructure necessary to build a nationwide biofuels industry that creates jobs in every corner of the country. The REAP program is also funding several other types of renewable energy and energy efficiency projects. For example, in Windham, N.H., the Pugliese Contracting Corporation was selected to receive a $99,500 loan guarantee and a $49,875 grant to purchase and install a 30 kilowatt solar photovoltaic system and a geothermal heating and cooling system in its 8,000-squarefoot operations center. Once installed, the system will reduce energy purchased from the grid by 63 percent. The geothermal system will provide 100 percent of the business’s heating and cooling needs. Funding of each award is contingent upon the recipient meeting the conditions of the grant or loan agreement. Grants can finance up to 25 percent of a project’s cost, not to exceed $500,000 for renewables, $250,000 for efficiency. Today’s announcement further demonstrates the investments the Obama Administration is making to help create jobs and grow our rural economy. Since taking office, President Obama’s Administration has taken significant steps to improve the lives of rural Americans and has provided broad support for rural communities. The Obama Administration has set goals of modernizing infrastructure by providing broadband access to 10 million Americans, expanding educational opportunities for students in rural areas, and providing affordable health care. In the long term, these unparalleled rural investments will help ensure that America’s rural communities are repopulating, self-sustaining and thriving economically. USDA, through its Rural Development mission area, administers and manages housing, business and community infrastructure and facility programs through a national network of state and local offices. Rural Development has an existing portfolio of more than $155 billion in loans and loan guarantees. These programs are designed to improve the economic stability of rural communities, businesses, residents, farmers and ranchers and improve the quality of life in rural America.


18:05 CPC/ Brother accuses Brother of taking computer charging cord. Brother really doesn’t know who took cord. Computer purchased by father. Talked to reporting brother about appropriate use of law enforcement. Spoke with brother alleged to have taken the items, who said he had no idea where the power cord was. Sisters. 16:06 Animal Control Complaint/ Rp has vivid photos of dog Poo in his yard; said it belongs to said persons dog, claims Brugger(dog)is cutting through the corner of his yard; also has photos of this from his security cam network. Discussed that green-space/common area at rear of house probably not his to control. Talked with dog owner about ensuring that dogs do not poo on Rp grass. Redmond. 13:04 Dispute Neighborhood/ Civil dispute: Neighbors yelling at each other over fence. Argument started over services rendered by one neighbor to another. No Crime. La Pine.


22:05 Domestic Disturance/Violence: Rp called to report a domestic disturabance was happening in the area at an unknown location. Myself and another deputy arrived in area and it was quiet on arrival. We continued an area check and we were unable to locate the domestic disturance. La Pine. 20:44 Suspicious Subject/ Prowler Rp called to report she is seeing two adult subjects and a child walking on the neighbors property with flashlights. Myself and another deputy performed an area check and we were unable to locate any subjects on the neighbors property. La Pine 19:35 Civil Information/ Rp called to report she is the owner of this property and her tenant has gone way too far in cleaning up the yard. Rp said the tenant was loading up a trailer full of scrap metal and was going to sell it. I contacted the

1:46 Suspicious Circumstances/ Rp called to report someone was breaking into the Shop Smart Grocery Store. Rp got a licence plate on the vehicle subject was in. I called the RO of the vehicle and he was an employee there who was closing up the grocery store. La Pine


14:58 Unauthorized Us4e/Vehicle theft/ Rp wanted to report said person as unlawfully taking her caqr and breeaking out the windows. The car was parked on Rp parents property awaiting repairs. Rp claimed said person had taken the car into a wooded area and broken out the windows and windscreen. The car was reportedly located and returned by rp brother. I spoke with said person and his wife. Both claimed the vehicle never left the property where it was parked and the damage to the windows was several years old. I observed the damage and found it to be consistent with the time frame the said persons had stated. The said person told me that the vehicle had moved across the property, but never removed, taken, or otherwise stolen. La Pine


10:53 Suspicious Subject/ Reporting person stated the last 3 or 4 nights, unknown prowlers have been showing up at their house between 0030 hours and 0230 hours. Rp said she and her husband have cameras outside but the prowlers have not been recorded on the camera yet. La Pine


8:50 Random Gunshots/ The Rp heard what she thought was gun shots coming from the northwest of her property. I contacted the residence at that location and the owner did not hear any gun shots. I checked the area and did not locate anybody in the area. Unknown where the noise came from. La Pine


22:02 Suspicious Subject/ The Rp’s daughter was staying at a friends house at the listed address. The daughter and a friend reported hearing tapping on their window. I checked the area and nobody was found outside the residence. They were advised to call back in if the problem continued. La Pine

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Patrol & Protection

20:50 Suspicious Subject/ Rp heard noises in back yard. Deps checked back yard, UTL anyone or any new footprints. Rp says she hears the noises every night and will start calling every time she hears them. La Pine


20:48 Noise Complaint/ Report of children screaming. Found family across the street playing with dog in their garage. Code4, No children injured. La Pine 9:17 Ambulance Assists/ Deputy of Clackamas County SO asked me to check an address for a motorhome involved in a hit and run in Clack Co. found the property, it is a vacant RV lot. Deputy advised, he is going to try to call the owner of the motorhome to make contact. La Pine 1:41 Animal Control Complaint/ Complaint of ten barking dogs. Did drive by and stopped for about 5 minutes did not hear any barking. Unsure what house this is supposed to be at. La Pine

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A man bought a small piece of ground and tried to scratch a living by farming and trading horses on the side. But truth was, he did not have much of an eye for horse flesh and as a result lost more money than he made. Take the time a traveler was passing through the country and pawned a horse on him. On the surface the horse, a bay with a blaze that ran the length of his nose, was well fed and seemed to have a good disposition. But one morning he was standing in the corral pretending to sleep, eyes closed, one hind hoof tipped. The homesteader, carrying a bucket of grain, passed behind and the bay suddenly came to life, kicking out with deadly force. The pail went flying and the man grabbed at his bleeding wrist. After that, every time any living creature came near, the horse kicked. The homesteader made up his mind to get rid of the bay. But word had quickly circulated and none of his neighbors wanted to trade. “I’ve got no choice but to put that ornery outlaw down,” the homesteader told his wife. While he was making this announcement his mother-in-law, who had come for a visit, wandered into the barnyard and was kicked in the head. She died the next day. At her funeral a number of men from out of town gathered and someone commented to the homesteader, “I see a lot of friends came quite a distance for the funeral.” “They’re not friends,” said the homesteader. “Well then, what are they doing here?” “After the funeral I’m gonna be auctioning off that bay. I suppose they’re all men who have a mother-in-law.”


One hot summer day a stranger appeared in the Pastime Tavern, slid a dime down the bar and instructed the bartender, “Bring me a cold one.” When the bartender brought the beer the stranger tried to engage him in small talk about the weather, the price of grain and, very casually, about fishing and hunting prospects around those parts. “I wouldn’t know,” shrugged the bartender. Then he nodded toward the other end of the bar to where a husky man, the only other customer in the joint, sat hunched over a nearly empty glass of beer. “Buy Casey a round. He’ll tell you everything you want to know about fishing and hunting.” The stranger took a seat next to Casey and inquired, “If a fellow was in the mood for fishing, where could he go?” “Most anywhere,” replied Casey. “The government got the season closed but that don’t matter none to us locals. Why just the other day I reeled me in a real nice fish. In fact, I measured him and he went 14 inches.” “That’s not so big,” said the stranger. “Depends on how you measure,” claimed Casey. “Around here we measure between the eyes.” “Oh,” was all the stranger was able to say. After a moment he inquired, “Do you ignore the hunting season, too?” “Of course,” replied Casey. “We don’t pay attention to seasons, bag limits or the manner in which fish and game can be taken. Why, just this morning I killed a deer, three grouse, two swans and a bald eagle.” The stranger yanked his wallet from a hind pocket and flipped it open to expose a shiny badge. “Allow me to introduce myself, I’m the new game warden.” And Casey replied, “Allow me to introduce myself. I’m the biggest liar this side of Denver.”

Look for more short stories by Rick Steber in the next issue of the Newberry Eagle!

A True Story of the Perfect Murder...Almost. New Release!

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Bonanza Publishing, announces the release of a new nonfiction book, Caught in the Crosshairs by award winning author Rick Steber. On the last day of summer in 1994, while cowboy Phil Brooks was riding in the hills of Eastern Oregon, he was struck through the heart by a bullet fired from a highpowered rifle. Although an intensive police investigation was launched, nobody has ever stood trial for that murder. Some locals speculate a woman was involved, or the young cowboy happened upon a drug drop, while others are convinced Phil’s death had something to do with the trophy bull elk that inhabit the sprawling Fopiano Ranch where his body was found by Native American trackers. Read the first chapter online at www.oregoncrosshairs. com 226 pages Written by Eastern Oregon author Rick Steber, Caught in Retail price: $15.00 the Crosshairs is a story full of intrigue, deception and of justice gone terribly wrong. Steber is an engaging western personality and a popular writer with thirty titles under his belt and more than a million books in print. He is the only Oregon author to have won the prestigious Western Writers of America Spur Award – Best Western Novel and is a keen observer of the changing American West. He articulates these changes in prose that are boldly descriptive, invigorating, creative and as sharp and deadly as a chunk of obsidian. His writing has been compared to Hemingway, Fitzgerald, McMurtry, Doig, and Stegner.

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