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SEPT. 2010

The Local Newspaper of the Greater La Pine Area, Established March 2001

New City Council Candidates Forum Held By Sandra Jones, Publisher and Editor in Chief La Pine candidates that are running for three open seats in the City Council’s November election answered questions posed by the community during a discussion forum that was held in August. The candidates are: Ken Melenex (former La Pine City Councilor), Mayor Kitty Shields, Stuart Martinez (former La Pine Mayor and City Councilor), John Walsh (La Pine citizen), Dan Varcoe, (La Pine Chamber of Commerce Director) and Doug Ward (current City Councilor). The 3 positions open are City Councilors Kitty Shields, Doug Ward, and Barbara Hedges. Barbara Hedges has stated that she will not be re-running for her position in the election. The candidate’s forum on August 19 gave these six people a chance to answer questions posed by community. The La Pine Senior and Activity Center donated the facility for this forum at no charge. The candidates were asked numerous questions. The event was very well organized by Mike Jensen from Jensen One Photography, and Chamber Member. Attendees completed their questions in writing, collected, and read by Ed Criss, a CAG member. Each candidate had 2 minutes to answer a question. A timer was used to stop them when time was up. This structured procedure created an atmosphere of civility. Attending the forum were (Continued on page 3) CAG members, business owners, as well as community members.

Biogreen Stacks it Up for Citizens By Newberry Eagle Staff

Biogreen Sustainable Energy met with the public in August to discuss their plans and progress around the building of their biomass plant in the Finley Butte area. During the meeting, residents of an adjacent residential community, known as Wheeler Ranch, voiced their concerns about the potential noise, traffic, and visual impact. La Pine business owner, Vic Russell encouraged the community to think well about the new biomass coming to La Pine. He emphasized the positive impact this can have on La Pine’s economy. Biogreen presented slides of 3-D models of what to expect from the plant, which will be built in La Pine’s industrial section off of Finley Butte Road. A site plan will be reviewed by the Deschutes County and address a “Screening Requirement” that will help with the residents’ view. The solution is $100,000 worth of new trees planted to block the view of the plant. They are planning to possibly plant Austrian, Ponderosas, and Aspens to hide the plant. Rob Browning, CEO and President of Biogreen, expressed his passion (Continued on page 22)

Child’s Dog Attacked at 4-H Training in La Pine By Citizen Contributor, Gail Caldwell-Knabe

On July 22, 2010, Thursday evening at 7:20 PM the members of the La Pine 4-H dog group, Mountain Mutts, were having a weekly practice at the park area near the library. Suddenly two stray pit bulls entered our group. They initially confronted a small dog with his 12-year-old owner holding the end of the leash. Quickly they moved to my 15-year-old son and his 2-year-old female black lab. She was on a leash in a sit. Immediately, the first pit bull (a tan female) grabbed her neck with a vicious bite. I called 911 and yelled to my son to stay out of the dog attack fearing he would be hurt. The first tan dog bit her neck, and the second gray and white pit bull bit her right hind leg. They were literally tearing our beloved lab apart. Our co-leader quickly gathered the girls and small dog placing them all safely inside a car. Miraculously a man hearing our screams pulled the tan pit bull from our dog’s neck and held her down on the ground. The gray pit bull released his hold soon after the first dog was removed and ran away with a shot of pepper spray. When the sheriff, Officer Graves arrived, he asked us what we wanted him to do there... we told him of the attack, and we were informed that it is legal inside the city limits of La Pine, to let your dog run free, and to bite or attack both people and dogs as there are no city ordinances against it. Upon our request he finally agreed to take the dog (Continued on page 4)

“ENRICHING Your Community”

Education & Back to School Special Section Pages 7 - 11 COCC - One of the Fastest Growing Colleges in the Nation New SMART Program Safety First for Back to School Shopping Tips • Supplies 4 School Drive

Photography Lessons • Taxidermy School College Options for High School Students

Help CAG Win the Fight

CAG’S 4TH ANNUAL FUNDRAISER An Invitation for YOU to Help CAG Make a Difference.

By Judy Forsythe, CAG Member We need YOUR support in our battle to get the “BACK DOOR LOCAL RULE” out of the hands of Deschutes County government. An ordinance that was sold as “for new construction only” (which requires the installation of the ATT [nitrogen reducing] systems) has earned the nickname: the BACK DOOR LOCAL RULE. As it turns out… “new” construction includes any major repairs to septic systems, certain home additions and, voids feasibility studies completed before the passage of the ordinance. Because the County passed the BACK DOOR LOCAL RULE, Ordinance 2008-019, with an Emergency Clause, CAG filed (Continued on page 4)


New! Advertiser’s Directory.....................2 Book Reviews & Book Events........ 11 & 18 Business.....................................................27 Calendar & Announcements....... 28 & 29 Commemorative History............... 12 & 13 Crossword Puzzle.....................................21 Equestrian.................................................18 Food & Gardening..................................14 Klamath County VISION..................15 - 17 Local News............................................2 - 5 LOVIN LIFE for Seniors.......................19 - 21 Newberry Eagle Team............................26 Obituaries.................................................25 Pets...........................................................24 Poetry Corner..........................................25 Sports & Recreation ...............................30 Rap Sheet.................................................22 Real Estate...............................................31 Vet Watch................................................26

Heart & Spirit of La Pine 100 Year Celebration Event Schedule Pg 13

Special Supplement Featuring: Klamath County Chamber of Commerce News, Events and More

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Attention Readers! Looking for a product or service? Use this directory to see if we can help you. Our advertisers may have what you are looking for. Accountants Handy “Man” Services High Desert Tax Service............... Page 27

Animals & Pets

La Pine Pet Bed N Bath.......................... 24 La Pine Animal Hospital.......................... 24


Cascade Lakes Caregiver Service......... 20

Fisher & Stone........................................ 21

Health Care

La Pine Physical Therapy......................... 8 The Family Health Clinic of La Pine....... 19 La Pine Community Health Ctr... Back Cover Partners N Care Flu Shots..................... 23


Heating & Air Conditioning

Community Assistance


Construction & Bldg Matls.


South Valley Bank & Trust....... Back Cover St. Vincent De Paul................................ 21 Fisher & Stone........................................ 21 Perry Walters Construction..................... 23 Snow Plow Bids (RFQ)........................... 23 Reinhardt Construction........................... 31 ReStore La Pine....................................... 4


Little d Technology.................................... 8

County, Deschutes

AirTech.................................................... 19 Starks Saddlery...................................... 18 Mortgage UpLink, Doug Watt................. 31


Drug Mart Pharmacy............... Back Cover


TAPS (Think Again Parents)..................... 6

Real Estate

Commission on Families & Children....... 23 Seeking Board Members.......................... 5

Central OR Association of Realtors........ 25 Gould Realty & Assoc, JoAnn Gould...... 31 Sale by Owner........................................ 31





Public Meeting.................this page (below) COCC....................................................... 7

Snow Plow Bids...................................... 23 Big Mountain Cafe.................................. 15


Retirement/Assisted Living



Home Entertainment Systems.................. 5 La Pine Equestrian Center..................... 18 Starks Saddlery...................................... 18

Eye Care

La Pine Eye Care.................... Back Cover

Family Support

FACT...................................................... 11

Finance & Insurance

Country Financial, Andy Meeuwsen....... 10 Edward Jones, Bob Cox......................... 27


Belly Dancing.......................................... 14


Autumn Funerals.................................... 20 O’Hair & Riggs........................................ 15

Crystal Terrace....................................... 21 Starks Saddlery...................................... 18


Shields Septic......................................... 29

Senior Care

Partners In Care Event Calendar........... 21

Snow Plowing

Have Tractor Will Travel......................... 18


S & R Storage......................................... 31


Home Entertainment Systems.................. 5

Thrift Stores

St. Vincent De Paul................................ 21

Garbage Service

Tree Service & Yard Clean-Up

Graphic Design


Wilderness Garbage & Recycling.......Back Cover

Eagle Lady Multimedia, Sandra Jones... 27

Have Tractor Will Travel......................... 18 La Pine Animal Hospital.......................... 24

First DEQ Groundwater Steering Committee Meeting Submitted by Robert Baggett, REHS, Natural Resource Specialist 4 – DEQ

First Steering Committee Meeting: So. Deschutes and No. Klamath County Groundwater Protection Project. A local committee will research, discuss and recommend best options for protecting area groundwater on Sept. 9. What: DEQ is convening the first steering committee meeting for the So. Deschutes and No. Klamath County Groundwater Protection Project.

When: Thursday, Sept. 9, 2010 6 p.m. Meeting topics include: · Introductions · Chairperson selection · Discussion: steering committee charter · Discussion: future meeting planning


La Pine Senior Activity Center 16450 Victory Way, La Pine, Oregon.

For More Information:

For more information about the So. Deschutes and No. Klamath County Groundwater Protection Project go to:

Contact: Robert Baggett at (541) 633-2036 or via email at u

DEQ Groundwater Meeting– Public is Welcome

First Steering Committee Convenes - For the So. Deschutes & No. Klamath County Groundwater Protection Project. Thursday, September 9, 2010 - 6:00 PM At La Pine Senior Activity Center 16450 Victory Way, La Pine, Oregon Contact Robert Baggett at 541-633-2036 email

See DEQ announcement on this page for more information.

LA PINE CITY ROLL-UP By Newberry Eagle Staff

August 11, 2010 City Council Meeting Report

City Selects Charter Committee

After reviewing applications and holding interviews, the City Council voted for nine City Charter Committee members. Five members are residents within the incorporated city of La Pine, and four reside outside the city limits. This new Charter Committee is very important for the city’s progress; it establishes the framework that the city government operates. The committee defines city government rules and procedures such as how ordinances are established, government powers and structure, election rules, public improvement procedures, and how public contracts are selected.  It sets the standards for the city, thus defining the city’s own governing system. Elected members within the city are Linda Johnson, Patricia Johnson, Ken Mulenex, Patrice Mousseau, Bob Steffens. Outside the city: Laura Beebe, Linda Bauman, Sandra Jones, Mary Thorson. The first meeting will be held in late September or early October, and is open to the public. u

Dog Attack Sparks Interest in Leash Law

Recently, a child’s dog was attacked by two pit bulls during a 4-H training class. The pit bulls were running at large with no owner in sight. This incident was presented at the August 8, 2010 City Council meeting by the child and his mother. The City Manager, Rick Allen, feels that the city needs a leash law in place. See front cover for article from the victims for more information about what happened, and how the resolution of this matter is unfolding.u

Sewer and Water District to Merge with the City

It is time to move forward with combining the La Pine Sewer and Water District with the City of La Pine. This merger was originally planned when the city was formed.  Councilors are in agreement to move forward on this action, as discussed in the August 11, 2010 City Council meeting. They plan to have a resolution by February 2011. The Sewer and Water District’s present staff will remain in employment after the merger. u

COIC Offers Assistance to City of La Pine

A representative, Andrew Spreadborough, from the Central Oregon Intergovernmental Council (COIC) presented the organization’s plans to help the city of La Pine. Spreadborough announced that COIC is prepared to assist with the following categories: infrastructure, employment, business assistance, workforce and education, industry and sector support, and water and sewer. COIC’s mission is to “provide education, retraining and economic development services to positively affect regional employment, individual lives, the business community and local government.”  It was formed in 1972 in Bend. COIC serves Crook, Deschutes and Jefferson counties and the cities of Bend, Culver, Madras, Metolius, Prineville, Redmond and Sisters with offices in Bend, La Pine, Madras, Prineville, Redmond, Klamath Falls and Lakeview and employs more than 60 people. They provide employment, training services, alternative high school education, business loans, and community and economic development. u

Plans for Action in 2011

Rick Allen, City Manager plans to start in January 2011 with developing the city’s own transportation system, evaluating what needs to be done, applying for grants, and creating a TSP plan. In an email from the City Manager, he wrote: “TSP is a Transportation System Plan. Each community must have one, that is how priorities are set for ODOT funding. The city must have an adopted plan to follow.  Generally, if a project is not in your TSP the odds of getting it built are significantly reduced.   Currently a Highway Corridor study is being conducted that will be completed in November.  This is the highway only, like first street traffic lights and all intersections along 97.  Then the city moves into the TSP, that will cover all streets in the city, plan out collector streets, minor collector streets, sidewalks etc.  That will be done in about a year from now…at that time we will have all our plans in place and should start working to get funding to build some of them. It’s a slow process, but you must start with the TSP or you get very little.  All of this seems slow, but we are building a city from scratch, there are no short cuts, most cities have been around for 100 years and these things are in place and updated often.”  From the City’s website: “The City of La Pine seeks City resident volunteers to apply for a new Transportation Committee.  This is an advisory committee, to assist in the development of the City’s Transportation System Plan and provide advice to the City Council and the City’s Planning Commission on general transportation-related matters concerning or affecting the City of La Pine.” u

Citizen Explains Skidgel Road Problem

During the meeting, the public has an opportunity to present issues to the City Council. One gentleman presented an ongoing problem with the dust on Skidgel Road near the Cagle Subdivision. There is a great amount of dust, especially when cars speed on Skidgel. He called the sheriff’s office, and they stated that there was nothing they could do because there are no speed limit signs on the road. u

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New City Council Candidates Forum

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By Sandra Jones, Publisher and Editor in Chief Photography by Mike Jensen, JensenOne Photography To begin the discussion, each candidate gave a two minute opening speech, addressing the question: “What is the reason you are running for City Councilor?” Ken Melenex, former La Pine City Council member stated in his speech: “We have a lot to get done in this city.” John Walsh, a proponent for an airport in La Pine, said: “I would like to see La Pine become economically prosperous.” He stated that there was a 2002 feasibility study for a La Pine Airport at, and that the Federal Government has committed to granting the majority of money to build the airport. Mayor Kitty Shields is running for city council again, and her answer to the question was: “I hope the voters will ask me to stay on for the next 2-4 years for continuity.” Stuart Martinez, former La Pine Mayor and City Councilor, said “I am back, asking for your support. There’s an exciting time coming for La City Council Candidates from left to right: John Walsh, Ken Mulenex, Mayor Kitty Shields, Dan Varcoe, Pine.” Stuart Martinez. Ed Criss, right, conducting the forum. Two former city councilors, Ken Mulenex and Stuart Martinez, are now running again. They had to leave a few years ago due to Kitty Shields: “Most importantly, to further economic development, is to create health issues, but now both state that they have “clean bills of health” and are ready to a climate which will attract businesses here and keep them here. The way to do that serve as City Councilors, again. is to have everything in place.” Dan Varcoe, La Pine Chamber Director, and former owner of Gilchrist Real Estate: Stuart Martinez: “The City of La Pine was labeled as an enterprise zone, not too “We have something special going on here and the most special is the people.” long ago. We could be on the cutting edge of renewable energy.” Candidate Doug Ward (presently La Pine City Councilor) was not present, but sent Dan Varcoe: “Get people to step off the main Highway 97 and come into La Pine, a statement, which was read by forum conductor, Ed Criss. Doug stated that he brings and see the beauty here.” to the council the quality of honesty. Question: Administrative policies verses city council responsibilities. First Question: please explain what the 3 most important issues are that face the It was discussed by Stuart Martinez and the others that the manager manages and City of La Pine and its councilors. the council makes policy. The city council is not supposed to direct the administraKen Mulenex: “(1) The City Charter. (2) The assumption and incorporation of the tive staff, and one councilor cannot act on their own. Dan Varcoe stated that this La Pine Sewer and Water District into the city. (3) Family, wages, and jobs, which are needs to be reinforced in the charter. (It has been said that the previous city manager necessary for the council to embrace businesses in the community as it is now, and resigned because the council was overstepping their boundaries by trying to manage move to establish businesses that will help the economy.” the city administration.) John Walsh: “(1) Attracting jobs to La Pine. (2) Transportation – an airport. (3) The meeting was finalized with 2-minute concluding speeches from each candiEncourage Midstate Electric to participate in the biomass program.” date. Here is the essence captured Mayor Kitty Shields: “(1) The City Charter, because it helps to define the city, and from these speeches: “One of the biggest tasks is to build how business is conducted. (2) Traffic Control – highway 97 safety concerns. (3) BLM Ken Mulenex: “It is essential that a trusting relationship with the land transfer – Sewer and Water District needs more land,” and she added a 4th: Merger we engage the citizens. It is essenpeople in the city, and in the surof Sewer and Water District with the City. tial that citizens get newsletters or Stuart Martinez: “(1) To obtain a full time City Manager, by either convincing Rick cards about what is going on. Tell rounding community of La Pine.” Allen to stay, or hiring a new one. [Rick Allen was originally hired as the interim City them about upcoming issues, like - Dan Varcoe Manager.] (2) City Charter – because it lays the foundation for ordinances, and the ordinances.” Charter will help keep the city moving forward. (3) City to have its own ordinances.” John Walsh: “La Pine is a great city. I love being here, and thank you to everyone.” (Without its own ordinances, the city is presently operating under other government Mayor Kitty Shields: “I saw that we are all on the same page of the small town legislation, such as county ordinances). feel and having more jobs here. Thank you, to all fellow citizens.” Dan Varcoe: “(1) City Charter. (2) More jobs. (3) Traffic Control. Stuart Martinez: “Thank you, everyone.” He addressed what a difficult job it is “One of the biggest tasks is to build a trusting relationship with the people in the for the present councilors, and stated that he is interested in helping the city more. city, and in the surrounding community of La Pine. In regards to retaining the small “This town is going places.” town feel, which many cherish in La Pine, and creating more jobs, if we are smart and Dan Varcoe: “We need to stop every now and then to celebrate our successes so creative, we can do it,” Dan said. far, because a lot has happened. Every time a new progress is made, let’s look at it and Question: Describe how you prefer to lead a group setting. recognize it’s significance. We need to guarantee the very best for our citizens.” Although more was said in each candidate’s 2 minutes, the following is the essence The next Candidate’s Forum is scheduled for October 14th. In the October issue of their answers. of The Newberry Eagle, please look for interviews with these candidates. The NewKen Mulenex: “Move people forward and keep on focus.” berry Eagle encourages you to register to vote. You may pick up a registration form John Walsh: “The most important thing is that everyone be civil with other.” at the office at 16405 First Street, Ste 2. Citizens of La Pine, your vote counts. Mayor Kitty Shields: “Make sure everyone has the opportunity to give their full Mike Jensen, forum organizer, stated: “There are several high priorities facing input and feel comfortable to speak up.” She said that she prefers a structural manner, to the current council, and the newly elected council. I would place high priority on keep on track, and come to a unified decision in a shorter length of time. forming a cohesive unit as a City Council. A “team” whose goal is to move forward Stuart Martinez: “To engage the fellow councilors and encourage open discussion.” with progressive ideas, partnering with the business community, and the citizen resiHe said he likes to listen to the public, engage in good conversation, bring deliberation, dents. Another high priority should be an effort to help fund or subsidize some urban stay on track and get the business done. His style is to enjoy it, finish business and stick renewal around the city. If you look at what Madras and Prineville have done to to to the rules. create a tremendous “curb appeal” to their cities, it’s amazing! Now Prineville has Dan Varcoe: “Take advice and listen to experts, such as the City Manager, and peoa Facebook Data Center, and Madras has a new motel, and several new restaurants! ple that have done the research.” He said that he likes to keep balance and keep things We need to create a reason for more people to want to visit the La Pine area on their moving. vacations as well as to move or start their business, and bring their conferences/ Other topics discussed in the forum were upcoming challenges. Economic developconventions here. New businesses create new jobs, which creates income for the ment, more jobs, and keeping the small town feel in La Pine were addressed as chalcity. All of this reduces the need for people to travel to Bend, Redmond, Prineville, lenges. In regards to improving the quality of La Pine, Mayor Kitty Shields said, “Keep and other areas to work. Additional other priorities are to continue to support the an eye on careful planning and never loose focus on what is important to the people, new Parks & Rec district by finding ways to help them upgrade the new event center here.” Dan Varcoe said “build a climate here of support by using the businesses in La building, and build new programs. We also need to band together to help support Pine for products and services.” local organizations like the La Pine Community Kitchen who is currently working Question: “What are your ideas for economic development and job creation?” through the process of growing their important service to the community. And finalKen Mulenex: “The City Council needs to be helping the businesses that are in La Pine.” ly, to keep the residential base in La Pine, we need to insure that affordable housing John Walsh: “The airport development in La Pine will create jobs and bring money exists for all levels of income. The efforts of The Little Deschutes Lodge, and Newto La Pine from outside the area.” He stated that the Federal Government will pay 90% berry Habitat For Humanity are to be commended, supported, and encouraged.” u to develop the airport, here.

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Interview with the Mayor of La Pine–Kitty Shields By Newberry Eagle Staff

Child’s Dog Attacked at By Citizen Contributor, 4-H Training in La Pine Gail Caldwell-Knabe

Q: How do you feel about La Pine’s 100 Year Anniversary? A: It’s a testament to the pioneer spirit that lives on today - La Pine citizens just can’t say “can’t” to anything they put their minds to! It isn’t always easy living in Central Oregon, but obviously enough people are tough enough to stick it out through weather extremes and seasonal economic ups and downs to have kept our town alive for all these years. It’s a small price to pay for the privilege of living in such beautiful natural surroundings! Q: What are the top 10 issues facing the City of La Pine right now? A: These are in no particular order - all are equally important: • Establishing a City Charter • Traffic control measures • Creating zoning and other local ordinances, and the means of enforcement. Nuisance ordinances are a hot topic, and not without reason. People should expect rules that establish order, and recourse for default, from their local government. It will be a good day for the City of La Pine and the citizens when we can have all that in place. • Completion of internal operating policies - the foundation for day-to-day city operation • Communication and fostering public trust • Proposed BLM land transfer • Increasing the interest and participation of City residents. Non-participation may indicate satisfaction, but it would be ideal to also have active input from the residents. • Bringing the water and sewer districts under City operation as a City Utilities Department • Funding for special projects, such as a municipal pool or skate park, for example. Voters made it clear during the incorporation effort that they would not support incorporation with a high maximum tax rate. That makes for a bare-bones city operation, so city officials and residents will have to be creative about financing anything the people desire above just basic city services • Creating and maintaining a balance between employment opportunities and the livability that will preserve our small town feel Q: What do you think about the new Interim City Manager, Rick Allen’s job performance? A: We were specific about the qualifications and assignments for an interim manager, and Rick’s very focused on accomplishing those tasks he was hired to do...establishing the internal policies that guide administrative operations, and assessing what the City will need for a permanent manager and helping us find that person. He has a clear understanding of what’s missing and how to put it together for us, and is wasting no time at it. He does all this, and still manages to put out all the little fires that crop up along the way - also part of the job. I think he’s doing a great job, and it’s a relief to have him on board! And again, I would like to extend the City’s appreciation to the League of Oregon Cities for their expert assistance through the Range Riders program in guiding us through the recruitment process to find the perfect fit for our current managerial needs, with a special thanks to Range Riders Roger Jordan and Bob Wells! Q: Do you enjoy living in La Pine, and being the Mayor of this “Small Town with a Bright Future?” A: La Pine has been my favorite place since I was born here almost 60 years ago, and it’s always been my home, even when I lived temporarily in other places. The prospect of someday being Mayor of my hometown is not a thing that ever occurred to me, but it’s certainly been an honor. It’s especially gratifying that most people recognize and greatly appreciate the time and energy commitment that goes into not only being the Mayor, but also a City Councilor or a member of one of the City Committees. Q: And what do you think of the slogan: “Small Town with a Bright Future?” A: I think it’s perfect! To me this slogan says that our people are willing to find the opportunity and make the best of it not just in good times, but at all times. We just need to always keep the “Small Town” part in mind. Q: What would you like to say to the people of La Pine, right now, in this paper? A: This 100 year anniversary is a good time to look back at all the change that has occurred in our community, to consider what most of us like and don’t like about it, and to think ahead to what we would like to see. I would like to see more City residents attend meetings, show an interest in their local government, and let us know what’s important to them in the evolution of their city. Meeting schedules are listed on the City website at, and are also published in The Newberry Eagle. Happy 100th Birthday, Community of La Pine! Let’s make the next 100 years just as good! u

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to the sheriff’s office in La Pine to detain it until its owners were found (for up to 10 days). Owners were found, the dog was given back to them, and told that the dog was not allowed to be out of their yard for the next 10 days. Once home, I washed the many deep puncture wounds including a one inch long gash our lab had suffered. She was lucky there weren’t any fractures. Later that same evening we were told that the impounded pit bull had been returned to her owner and he’d been cited with a state violation. The owner (who has admitted owning the second gray pit bull too) Photo provided by Gail Caldwell-Knabe lives inside the city limits near “Here is a picture of our dog 4H group Mountain Mutts our schools. practicing in the exact location a few weeks before As a result of this unprothe dog attack.” voked dog attack: our 4H dog group cannot practice at the park anymore due to the nearness to the home of these pit bulls. Our son had to take a maimed traumatized dog to the county dog fair 5 days after the attack. And we had a vet bill we couldn’t afford. All the kids that evening witnessing this vicious attack were emotionally traumatized by it. Please consider how important it is to protect our children and pets from other dog attacks by developing dog ordinances, starting with a leash law in the City of La Pine. I will also be reporting this event at the September La Pine Park and Rec board meeting requesting a leash ordinance on all park properties too. Co-leaders’ Gail Caldwell-Knabe and Melanie Mobley wrote this letter that was shared at the La Pine City Council meeting on August 11, 2010. Zack Knabe the owner of the attacked lab also reported his experience. Statement from Rick Allen, La Pine City Manager: “First I visited with the sheriff’s office in La Pine, got a feel for the report that was filed by the officer. Second I had a call from the officer, he told me how things happened in his mind and he feels that in the end the dog owners were cited but his options were limited because of the county ordinances not available to him inside the city limits. The person (Gail Caldwell-Knabe) will go to court in the future, and there are always civil options to recover the cost of the dogs injuries. We (the City of La Pine) sent a letter to the County Sheriff Blanton, I got a call from a sergeant, we discussed our concerns and he agreed that more should have been done when the officer responded and they will learn from the circumstances surrounding the event. The big issue appears to be two fold, one is the city does not yet have any ordinances, they are several months away and secondly if we had them–who will enforce them? That is the larger question. I have been in contact with the county administrator on that aspect of law enforcement in general in La Pine. The city residents currently pay both taxes for law enforcement, the base level of service and the enhanced level of service. My plan is to sit down with the sheriff’s department management and discuss options for enforcing city ordinances when they are adopted. I have considered taking the current county animal control ordinance and getting it adopted in the next couple of months, but only if we can answer the question of – will the county sheriff enforce it. That has not been answered yet.” u Statement from Justin Cutler, La Pine Parks and Rec Director: “The La Pine Park & Recreation District is sad to hear about Mrs. Caldwell-Knabe’s dog and the trauma experienced by her children when two pit bulls escaped from their owners property and attacked her dog. The District was made aware of this situation in the middle of August. I have spoken with Mrs. Caldwell-Knabe and asked her to help the District in researching leash ordinances in other communities and identify a possible solution for La Pine Parks. Before enacting any such ordinance, the District will work closely with Deschutes County, City of La Pine and the community to determine the best possible solution for protecting our patrons from future dog attacks.” u (Continued from page 1)

Help CAG Win the Fight

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a lawsuit. The use of the Emergency Clause prevented the public from having a 90 day referendum period. Once again, like the local rule, public process was ignored. CAG’s effort is to prevent you from being subjected to double jeopardy by the BACK DOOR LOCAL RULE. Don’t install these systems only to have to upgrade for other contaminants or install a sewer system. We need YOUR support!! Come on out Rosland Road Labor Day Weekend (Friday and Saturday only) to CAG’S 4th Annual Fundraiser Sale. The proceeds of the sale are used to pay legal fees for the above mentioned suit. While in the neighborhood, plan to enjoy the music of the Dixieland Bands at the Moose and American Legion halls. Thank you very much for helping CAG make a difference in our community.

The CAG usually meets every other Friday, 9:30 a.m. at the La Pine American Legion Hall on Drafter Road. The next meetings will be August 20th and September 10th, respectively. The public is welcome, indeed encouraged, to attend our meetings. For more information, please contact CAG at P.O. Box 493, La Pine, OR 97739 or visit our website: u

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Town Hall Meeting Discusses How to End Homelessness

By Patrice Mousseau Have you ever been homeless? Have you ever known a homeless person or currently know someone who is homeless? Maybe you have a friend or relative that has encountered hard times due to the economic crisis and could become homeless in the near future. As an important part of developing the region’s 10-Year Plan to End Homelessness on July 22, the Homeless Leadership Coalition (HLC) hosted special Town Hall meetings in the communities of Bend, Redmond, Sisters, La Pine, Madras and Prineville to discuss homelessness. The Homeless Leadership Coalition (HLC) consists of more than 40 organizations and individuals from Deschutes, Crook and Jefferson Counties. They include the faith community, shelter providers, public schools, public health, emergency services, veterans outreach, public safety, metal health, housing services, public services, private employers, workforce development organizations, and others. The Town Hall was hosted by Bruce Abernathy (10 Year Plan Co-Chair) and was well attended. A diverse group of concerned citizens engaged in meaningful conversation and discussed ideas of what we can do to solve this serious problem including La Pine Mayor Kitty Shields, Council Member Adele McAfee, Interim City Manager Rick Allen and Republican Candidate for Deschutes County Commissioner, Tony DeBone. Bruce led the group through a lively conversation to gain a better understanding of what homelessness really is. There are different types of homeless demographics and it’s important to understand them. The complexities of the homeless problem came up as the group discussed some of the reasons that people (including families) suddenly find themselves without a home. Also discussed were reasons why some have chosen to be permanently homeless.


Graphic recorded by Artist, Teresa Bidlake

Bruce Abernathy, Town Hall Meeting Facilitator

Several suggestions and ideas came forward regarding solutions and current resources available for people who are encountering hard times and have found themselves with no place to live. The purpose of the Town Hall was not to solve the issues, it was to gain a better understanding of what homelessness looks like in each community and identify common themes across the region and where communities are different from one another. The event was recorded graphically by Teresa Bidlake from Concepts Captured (graphic recording & visual facilitation). Graphic recording is a unique method to record the conversation and experience visually what the conversation was about. (For more information about Concepts Captured – For more information on the Homeless Leadership Coalition go to www. u Photography by Patrice Mousseau

ANNOUNCEMENT Applications Being Accepted for the Public Works Committee

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Submitted by The City of La Pine The City of La Pine seeks City resident volunteers to apply for a new Public Works Committee. This is an advisory committee, to assist in the development of the City’s Public Work’s needs and provide advice to the City Council on general public works related matters concerning or affecting the City of La Pine. The Committee will consist of seven voting members. The following City resident memberships are still available: One voting member each from 2 of the 3 neighborhoods identified in the City’s Comprehensive Land Use Plan map (South and Central neighborhoods) for a total of 2 voting members. Applications will remain open until filled. Applications can be found via the City’s website at or picked up at City Hall at 51340 Hwy 97, La Pine, Or 97739. Please send your application to: City of La Pine P.O. Box 3055, La Pine, OR 97739. Phone-541-536-1432, Email –, Fax-541-536-1462. u

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APPLY TO: Deschutes County Personnel Department, Administration Building, 1300 NW Wall St, Ste 201, Bend, OR 97701, (541)388-6553. A resume and Deschutes County Application must be received in the Personnel Department no later than 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 7, 2010 or visit

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

Thinking Healthy: Regular alcohol use can damage young minds – parents have the biggest influence in keeping kids from drinking. Reprinted with permission from the nonprofit Oregon Partnership. This article is brought to you by Think Again Parents of South County. Your son or daughter is starting high school. They’re smart and want to make their own decisions. And they know what you expect of them. So, it’s time to loosen the parental reins, right? Not yet, according to new studies on the adolescent brain. Thanks to magnetic resonance imaging, we know that tremendous brain development occurs during the teen years, and that the brain is not fully developed until about age 25. We also know the part of the brain that controls planning, delayed gratification and judgment develops last. That’s why kids take risks and often don’t think things through before jumping in. It’s also why regular alcohol use during adolescence is so dangerous: Drinking lowers inhibitions for risky behavior. And unfortunately, too many Oregon youngsters drink. In the past month, about one in three 8th –graders consumed alcohol. About one in four 11th-graders binged, consuming five ore more drinks within a couple of hours. Alcohol is the biggest drug problem among youth. And it’s not just about safety; there are serious health consequences as well. Important work is being done on this issue at Oregon Health & Science University’s Portland Alcohol Research Center. Two of the center’s experts, Dr. Judy Cameron and Dr. Mark Rutledge-Gorman, discuss the latest research. We also offer tips on helping you talk about alcohol with your child. Q: Excessive drinking by youth has several dangerous short-term consequences, including car crashes. What is research telling about the longer-term health effects? A: Alcohol impacts nearly the entire body. So it’s no surprise that long-term alcohol use can lead to problems from head to toe. We all want our kids to make good decisions and grow into well-rounded, responsible adults. But research shows that a few years of heavy drinking can hamper them in school and in learning to interact and build relationships with others. It also can undermine kids’ decision-making ability and impede the development of social skills. Beyond that, the younger a person is when they start to drink regularly, the more likely they are to become alcoholics. Young people also tend to become addicted faster than adults. Overall, alcohol compromises the body’s immune system and causes greater susceptibility to diseases. It can fuel the destructiveness of mouth, throat, pancreatic and other cancer. With prolonged alcohol use, the heart enlarges, its muscles weaken and its beat becomes irregular. Alcohol can lead to high blood pressure, weight gain, weakened muscles, liver and kidney failure, and accelerated osteoporosis.

In addition, alcohol affects genders differently. Women tend to suffer alcohol’s adverse effects faster. Pound for pound and drink for drink, a woman will develop a higher blood alcohol level than a man. Women concentrate more alcohol in their internal organs, such as the brain, heart and liver. As a result, women’s organs tend to wear out faster, and female alcoholics tend to die sooner than male alcoholics. Q: What makes adolescent brains especially vulnerable to alcohol’s effects? A: It’s simple: adolescent brains are still developing. During this time, the brain is supercharged to take in, store, analyze, and act on new information and experiences. A great strength of the brain at this stage is its receptiveness and malleability. Adolescents are building up a vase reservoir of knowledge, emotional fortitude and skills. However, this great strength can have a major downside. An adolescent brain exposed to alcohol is more easily damaged than an adult’s. Overall brain size may be reduced. Alcohol decreases communication among nerve cells, which is the brain’s stock in trade. Hence, the brain and the body do not work as well. Some youngsters, given all the challenges of growing up, are anxious or suffer from depression. We know through research that these adolescents can be at great risk for alcohol addiction. There are several possible reasons for this, including genetics. For example, a common neural pathway – part of the brain’s communication network- may contribute to both alcoholism and mood disorders. Alternatively, anxiety may be the underlying reason some people start drinking, because alcohol can relieve anxiety. OHSU researchers are studying this issue, searching for common genes that underlie these traits. Identifying these genes should lead to treatments. But more importantly, it will perhaps allow us to develop ways to prevent anxiety and alcoholism in young people. Q: Kids face many influences – peers, music, what they see on television and in movies. As a parent, how can I help my kids make healthy decisions to avoid alcohol? A: Don’t underestimate your impact. KIDS say their parents are the most powerful influence on whether they drink. Daily involvement in your child’s life is huge. Watch TV with your kids, talk with them about what’s happening with their friends and classmates, and take advantage of teachable moments. The statistics about underage drinking are cause for concern. But the fact is, most kids don’t drink. That message alone is important to convey to youngsters who often want to fit in. The key is to express clear opposition to underage drinking, and establish rules and consequences about it. u

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2010 La Pine Community Readiness Survey, conducted by the Deschutes County CCF in partnership with MIPH

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Education & Back to School

COCC – Providing Jobs and Education to Area Residents

By Ron Paradis, Director of College Relations, Central Oregon Community College Central Oregon Community College is one of the Legislature allocated $5.7 million toward this project, funds now available thanks to the fastest growing community colleges in the country. With passage of the bond measure. COCC received another $4 million for projects under the GoOregon Stimulus proseveral major building projects funded and ready to begin construction over the next three years, the College is putting people to work while at the grams. This included funds for construction of a wing with five classrooms and faculty offices, attached to Mazama Hall, to again help keep up with the increased demand. same time educating thousands for new and better jobs and careers. Last November, local residents showed their support for COCC by approving a Other funds went for various improvements including increased accessibility for stu$41.58 million construction bond measure, providing funds for construction of five dents with disabilities, more parking and general campus upgrades. The first construction project underway is the new Culinary Arts facility, being sited new buildings and renovations to several of the current facilities. In addition, COCC received more than $15 million in state funds to augment the bond-related projects and near the corner of Mount Washington Drive and Shevlin Park Road. Funded primarily other critical construction needs, and a successful $3 million capital campaign by the from the Foundation’s capital campaign, this new building will house the expanding Cascade Culinary Institute. This facility will be the cornerstone of the proposed CamCOCC Foundation will assist in building a new Culinary Arts facility. With a severe downturn in the economy and increase in unemployment through- pus Village, a 40-area site on the southwest corner of the campus that will combine inout the country, the Central Oregon region was hit particularly hard. COCC responded structional space with retail and office buildings. COCC is working with William Smith by offering more courses to area residents. The result has been four straight years of Illustration provided by COCC enrollment increases of between 15 and 30 percent each year. While this has added tremendous strain to the College and its faculty and staff, COCC converted spaces on the campus into usable classrooms, increased offerings at both the Bend and Redmond campuses, added online courses, and processed a record number of students through the registration, financial aid and advising processes. Also during this period, COCC has expanded popular programs like nursing, dental assisting, culinary and automotive technology, preparing more students for familywage careers in Central Oregon and beyond. The College has added a program for Pharmacy Technicians and is currently exploring adding Veterinary Technician and Aviation Maintenance programs. With the passage of the bond measure, COCC now has the funds for construction of five new buildings. The first one on the schedule is a new 45,000-square-foot health careers building. This project is aided by $5.77 million in state funding – part of an allocation from the 2007 Oregon Legislature. A second building on the Bend campus will be a science facility to house expanded and updated labs for the various science New Cascade Culinary Institute at COCC programs. COCC will also construct facilities in Madras and Prineville and a Technology Edu- Properties, Inc., the developer of Bend’s Old Mill District, on this project. As COCC moves forward, the College board, faculty, staff and administration are cation Center on the Redmond Campus, with that facility slated to be constructed immediately across Airport Way from the Redmond Airport. The College will work with committed to continuing to serve the students and the region. With expanded enrollarea business and economic development leaders to determine the most appropriate ment, new programs and several new buildings, the College will continue to be a cenprograms and facilities to meet the needs of the business community. The 2009 Oregon terpiece for education and economic development in Central Oregon. u

College Options for High School Students

Central Oregon high school students have several options to get a jump start on college, earn needed high school credits or pursue their GED. Some courses are taught in area high schools, while others give students the opportunity to spend time on COCC’s Bend or Redmond campus. These options include:



Central Oregon high school students can take up to 11 credits through COCC’s concurrent enrollment program.


COCC works with area high schools to offer college-level courses taught by high school instructors, exclusively for high school students.


Some Central Oregon high school students may be eligible to participate in the Expanded Options program. This program allows students to take college classes and the high school pays for associated tuition, fees and books. Students should contact their high school counselor to determine if they are eligible for this program.


Central Oregon high school students may request special admission if they want to take more than 11 credits. Students under the age of 15 can take up to two COCC classes per term after approval of special admission.


This program is for those who have not graduated from high school and need only a few credits to earn their diploma.


COCC offers courses to help students prepare for the GED certification. This certificate indicates you have abilities and competencies similar to high school graduates and is accepted by colleges, training schools and many employers.

For more information 541-383-7500



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Education & Back to School

SMART Goes Back to School By Karen Hewett and Karen MacMillan Gillette

As the school year approaches many generous volunteers are getting ready to suit up and show up for SMART (Start Making A Reader Today). People from all walks of life have committed to planting the seed to read by generously lending their hearts, their ears, and their minds, to elementary school students in La Pine, who need the extra attention and reading support. The rewards are many and the commitment is small for giving your time to a child in need. Carol Blackwood has been a SMART volunteer for nearly 12 years. She is not only a SMART volunteer reader, but she also helps to coordinate the SMART program at La Pine Elementary. Carol says, “Working with the SMART program is a wonderful experience; you have the opportunity to see the students grow in their reading which has been especially heartwarming.” By donating time to SMART, volunteers like Carol are helping build a solid foundation in La Pine children that will reap rewards for the rest of their lives. The majority of a child’s entire educational journey is centered on one’s ability to read well. Good reading skills improve a person’s critical thinking skills that will carry into adulthood, contributing to the overall health of our community. The SMART program runs on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s at La Pine and Rosland Elementary schools. We are excited to be opening the SMART program at Rosland Elementary this year while continuing our 19 years of reading with children at La Pine Elementary! If you have a small amount of time and a desire to inspire, you too can plant the seed to read. You too can watch the reader blossom and grow, just like Carol. Volunteering for SMART is a gift that keeps on giving and a true win-win experience for both the students and the volunteer. Help LaPine be a better place, by inspiring future readers, give SMART a call at 541-355-5600, or look us up online at SMART is looking for volunteer readers at La Pine and Rosland Elementary schools for one hour and four hour commitments. u

Smart Back to School Shopping Tips for Families By Lori Mackey Back to school means seeing friends, catching up and wearing new clothes, which is fun and exciting for kids, but for parents Back-to-School shopping, planning and scheduling can be stressful. If you plan ahead, and involve your children in the process, you will save money and have the opportunity to teach some valuable life skills such as financial know-how, time management and successful work habits.

Supplies 4 Schools Supports Back-to-School Success For Central Oregon Students Submitted by MidOregon Credit Union

(Bend, OR) Mid Oregon Credit Union will be collecting needed school supplies for students in Deschutes, Jefferson, and Crook Counties. The Supplies 4 Schools drive will begin on August 2 and run through August 30. This year’s Supplies 4 Schools will assure that children who can’t afford needed and required school supplies will have a sense of belonging and readiness on their first day of school. Community members may drop off donated school supplies at any Mid Oregon Credit Union branch in: Bend, on the corner of Olney Ave and 2nd Street, in East Bend on Cushing Drive, south of Neff, off 27th, in Redmond next to Bi-Mart, in Madras at Fifth and “F” Streets, and in Prineville in front of Bi-Mart.

The most commonly needed items are: High school back packs

Colored markers

Spiral notebooks

2-3” binders

Graph paper

Colored pencils

College ruled paper

4 oz bottles of white glue

Glue sticks

Wide-ruled composition books

Thin markers

School supply boxes

Bottles of hand sanitizer

Pink erasers

In Madras, Mid Oregon Credit Union is partnering with Mountain View Hospital to collect school supplies for Jefferson County students. For more information or to make a cash donation, please contact Joan Anderson of Mountain View Hospital at 541-4604016, or email: Donations for Deschutes County will be distributed by the Family Access Network (FAN). In Crook and Jefferson Counties the supplies will be delivered directly to the school districts for distribution. For more information about Supplies 4 Schools, visit or call 541-382-1795. As the only credit union headquartered in Central Oregon, Mid Oregon Credit Union is a full-service, member-owned, financial cooperative that has served Central Oregonians since 1957 With over 19,300 members in Deschutes, Jefferson, and Crook counties, Mid Oregon Credit Union builds relationships through valued financial solutions. For more information about Mid Oregon Credit Union, their services and branch locations in Bend, Redmond, Madras, and Prineville, please visit their website at www. u

These tips will make the transition from summer ease to a successful school year as simple as possible. Plan and Make a List – Spending is easy but to save money takes a plan. First thing first, make a list of supplies and clothing needed for school, and then create a second list of wants. Take Inventory – Go through clothing, and supplies separating what stays and what goes. Make a list of needs, which you will buy and wants, which will take a back seat for now. Make it Fun – Go on a scavenger hunt around the house to find any leftover supplies from last year, then, check those off your list and voila you just saved money. Practice this with clothing, shoes and accessories and you will be amazed on what you really don’t need. Set a budget with you new list, use cash and don’t forget your coupons. Have a Plan – Limits should be set before you head out the door. It’s fine to say I have $100 to spend this week, and help your child spend it wisely. Limits should be set before you head out the door. It’s fine to say I have $100 to spend this week, and help your child spend it wisely. Pass it Along – Take the items that you have set aside and pass it along to a charitable organization. Teaching your child to give to others builds character and appreciation for what they have. Routine, Routine, Routine – Creating good habits can be easier than you think; by putting a routine in place you can turn a daily chore into a good habit. In the prefect world your kids will wake up on time, eat and be ready for school. But, if that’s unlikely, creating a visual daily chart with what is expected in the morning, after school and before bed will give your child the structure they need to create successful habits. Rewards – Ever wonder how one teacher can control 30 kids? Rewards! Kids love rewards, and kids love a challenge. Set up a reward system at home and allow your child to attain rewards for success. Spread it out – Children live in a world of instant, fast, got to have it now! Children do not know what delayed gratification means. Spread out the back to school purchases out over several weeks or months if possible. Setting Goals with Allowance – You can implement and allowance system, which will allow your kids to earn money for the items on their - wants - list. Allowance can help you and your kids become consistent with what is expected on a daily routine. When kids succeed at goals, and finishing a job they feel a sense of pride accomplishment. Set your kids up for success and everyone wins. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Lori Mackey is an i-Parenting award-winning author, speaker, mother of two teens and founder of u

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Education & Back to School

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The Basics And Possibilities of Photography By Mike Jensen, JensenOne Marketing & Photography

Hi Everyone! This is the first in what we hope to be an ongoing series of educational and fun articles about photography. The intention is to inform you, challenge you, and peak your interest in what can be a tremendously rewarding hobby, a career, or just a better way to take pictures of your children or grand kids! Because of space, we may have a larger (or more) information on the Eagle’s blog site, so check it out at First, let’s start with the basics, and I’ll make the assumption you’re working with a digital camera. Film cameras are great, but digital is where it’s at for the masses, so that’s where we’ll focus. If you have a question about film, let me know. How does photography work? Essentially there are three main components to digital photography: 1.ISO (or Sensor Exposure Sensitivity), 2.Shutter Speed (How long the Sensor is exposed to the image), and 3.Aperture (How large the opening is in the lens). That’s it! Easy stuff, right? There are two types of cameras we’ll be talking about in this series, Point & Shoot (or Point & Click), and DSLR’s (Digital Single Lens Reflex). So, how do I know what the difference is? Easy! If you can remove the lens from the camera body, it’s a DSLR. Now, I’ll be honest with you, I shoot 99% of my work with a DSLR, but I usually carry a point & click as well. It’s easy to get to, fast to set up, and it takes a pretty good photograph. And the one I use is only five megapixels and nine years old. My DSLR is newer! Now, for probably about 90% of you out there, you just need a good point and click. The biggest problem is many of you don’t know how to use all the settings, or understand all the components of photography, and how to post process, or edit. A good point & click can run you anywhere from around $100 to $450. And here’s your first tip…If you’re shopping for a new camera, ask a photographer, not a store clerk. Shoot me an email, I’ll answer it! If you’re in the market for a DSLR, definitely ask a photographer! And probably more than one. Okay, so first assignment! You didn’t know you were going to get homework did you? The Rule of Thirds (A rule made to be broken) The rule of thirds is a compositional rule of thumb. The rule states that an image should be imagined as divided into nine equal parts by two equally-spaced horizontal lines and two equally-spaced vertical lines, and that important compositional elements should be placed along these lines or their intersections. The example I have for you was taken on a Kayak trip on Sparks Lake about noon on a sunny day. So, now your assignment. Send me your best example of photographs using the rule of thirds. I’ll choose a few of the best, and we’ll print them in the Eagle. The rest we’ll show on both the Eagle’s Blog, and mine. Send your photos to

Also, look for my upcoming classes with the La Pine Parks & Rec District: Photography 101: Saturday September 25, 2010 9am – Noon, & Tuesday September 28, 2010 7pm

New to digital photography? This class, for the absolute beginner, helps you find out what to look for in a camera, and then how to work its basic settings to get the best picture. This class covers the basics of Photography from the basic composition to the components of exposure (ISO, Shutter Speed, Aperture). This is a two part class with instruction and hands on photography in session one, and display of photos, editing/preparation in session two. Attendees are encouraged to bring their cameras, camera operational book, and a tripod if you own one. A working knowledge of a personal computer is helpful. Price: $50 Course #1006 u

La Pine Parks-Local Professional Team To Provide Affordable Photography Classes Submitted by La Pine Parks and Recreation District The La Pine Parks and Recreation District has teamed with local professional photogra- Class includes an informative piece as well as a “hands on” photo session with professional studio lighting and backdrops. Also included will be some light photo retouching pher Mike Jensen to offer a series of affordable classes on photography. tips using Photoshop Elements. Price: $75 Course #1008 Photography 101 Saturday September 25, 2010 9am – Noon, & Tuesday September 28, 2010 7pm Interested attendees may obtain a registration form at: New to digital photography? This class, for the beginner, helps you find out what to La Pine Park & Rec office at: look for in a camera, and then how to work its basic settings to get the best picture. This 16405 1st Street, La Pine, OR 97739 class covers the basics of Photography from the basic composition to the components Or download one at of exposure (ISO, Shutter Speed, Aperture). This is a two part class with instruction and hands on photography in session one, and display of photos, editing/preparation in session two. Attendees are encouraged to bring their cameras, camera operational book, For questions about registration call 541-536-2223 and a tripod if you own one. A working knowledge of a personal computer is helpful. Price: $50 Course #1006 About Mike Jensen, Instructor: Mike Jensen is owner of JensenOne Marketing and Photography, a local small business Photography 201 specializing in providing affordable Marketing, Web Design, and Photography to the Saturday October 16, 2010 9am – Noon, & Tuesday October 19, 2010 6pm - 9pm Central Oregon community. Mike has been a photographer for over 40 years, and his Get more out of your digital camera. Take your camera off auto in this hands-on class work has been seen in The Bulletin, The Redmond Spokesman, Bend Living, Central and start taking better pictures. Bring your digital camera and user guide. Students tak- Oregon Magazine, and Portland Monthly. Mike also writes a monthly article in the ing this class may also be interested in Photoshop Elements. Prerequisite: Photography Newberry Eagle, as well as their blog. Mike is active in the community having cre10I or some computer and digital camera experience. ated the beautiful website for the Cascade Camera Club, as well as supporting veterans Price: $75 Course#1007 groups by donating their website Portraits With Any Light - In Any Light Tuesday November 9, 2010 6-9pm, & Tuesday November 16, 2010 6-9pm Just in time for the holidays, and for every level of photographer! Learn how to take a great family portrait for your holiday cards, or environmental portraits in any condition with any lighting available. This class can be taken by owners of any type of camera.

The workshops/classes promise to be very hands on, and anyone will feel welcome no matter what their experience level! Mike can be contacted at: Phone 541-610-8683, Email u

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

Education & Back to School

Start the School Year Off Right By Putting Safety First Submitted by Andy Meuuwsen, Country Financial Summer days grow shorter and communities across America prepare for an annual ritual: the first day of school. It’s a time when parents breathe a sigh of relief, students anticipate new challenges, and when all of us need to put safety first. The start of school is among the most dangerous times of the year for children. This is when our children are at an increased risk of injuries from pedestrian, bicycle, school bus and motor vehicle crashes. At the beginning of the school year more children are on the road each morning and afternoon and many drivers’ patterns change. Shorter daylight hours make it especially difficult to see young pedestrians and bicyclists. The following tips can help make this a safe and happy school year for the whole community.

Motorists: Be Alert

• Slow down and obey traffic laws and speed limits, especially around schools. • Stop for school buses that have stopped to load or unload passengers. It’s the law. • Watch for children walking in the street, playing and gathering near bus stops and those arriving late for the bus.

• Watch for young people who may be in a hurry to get to school and may not be watching out for cars.

Parents: Teach Safety

• Help children learn the safety rules for walking, bicycling, or riding in a passenger car, school bus or transit bus.

• Supervise children while they walk or bike to school or as they wait at the bus stop. • Buckle up when you’re riding in a car and ensure all children and passengers are buckled up also.

• Place children in the back seat when riding in the car. It’s the safest place. • Be a good role model. Practice the safety rules you teach to children.

Students: Be Smart

• Wear a helmet and follow traffic safety rules when riding your bike. • Use available sidewalks or stay to the far right of the street when walking to school, or to the bus stop.

• Cross at the crosswalks when walking to school or to the bus stop, obey all traffic signs, stop lights and safety patrol instructions.

• Find a safe place to wait for the bus, away from traffic and the street. • Stand at least five giant steps away from the curb and wait your turn to get on the bus safely.

• Be a good role model. Help other students learn and practice the safety rules. • Start the school year off safely and you’ll start it off right. 1009-234

La Pine Talent Teaches Taxidermy and Tanning Skills

Article and Photography by Wendy Korn, Newberry Eagle Reporter Hunting season is here, and with it comes a barrage of animals sent to taxidermists for mounting. For those looking to do their own work on the animals, High Desert Sportsman’s Enterprise teaches Taxidermy and Tanning. Taxidermy classes begin after hunting season, in January of next year, where for seven weeks students learn about pickling, shaving, tumbling, drumming, and even starting their own taxidermy business. The Tanning course is a four week course that teaches everything that it takes to build and operate a commercial tannery. It is very important that the student learns everything from the ground up - how to obtain permits, neutralize waste, and properly dispose of waste.

Bruce Webb, Co-Owner of High Desert Sportman’s Enterprise, touches up the eye of an antelope

“They will leave here with a full understanding of everything that it takes to build their own commercial tannery”, said Gene Pierce in an interview. Gene is a co-owner and founder, as well as an architect, and even provides students with plans for building their own shop. Classes are for anybody interested in taxidermy; from hobbyists to people who want to expand their career.

For more information on school safety, visit the Kids Zone at www.countryfinancial. com under the Tools and Resources tab. u

Everything except housing and food is included. The fee for a 7-week Taxidermy course is $6,600, and the 4-week Tannery course is $2,995. Sportsman’s will provide all the hides, capes and chemicals it takes to tan a variety of species. The student will experience tanning everything from a buffalo to an ermine (a type of weasel). The process of taxidermy has changed dramatically since the 1800’s, where hunters took carcasses to upholster shops to get them “stuffed”. Now, the procedure goes something like this: a person brings in a deer hide, then holes get punched into the hide as a customer code, for example code number 232. Then it gets stored until the tannery has a batch of hides for tanning. In the wet area of the tannery, the batch gets hydrated, pickled, shaved, then sent into a rolling tanner. Each hide is tumbled with dry cob, air-blown, groomed, and oiled (grooming and oiling continue until the hide is supple). Sportsman’s accomplishes this process in its full-size commercial tannery using state of the art equipment and non-toxic chemicals. Their very impressive warehouse and trophy room are located in La Pine on Finley Butte Road near the railroad tracks. High Desert Sportsman’s Enterprise is a family-owned and operated business. Coowner Bruce Webb has been teaching the art of taxidermy and tanning for 17 years. His next project is to create a full-size buck decoy for the Oregon State Police that will be used to catch illegal hunters. Sportsman’s is currently undergoing the process of acquiring state certification in order to use the term “trade school”. Right now, they are considered a commercial school for career enhancement or hobbyists. To find out more about High Desert Sportsman’s Enterprise and the classes they offer, visit their website at u

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Education & Back to School

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Getting Ready to Go Back to School By Mike DeBone

Families And Communities Together

FACT Sept. Activities:

Parenting Wisely an interactive computer program where you learn by watching common problems involving children, choose solutions, then see how effective your solution was for the problem. Proceed at your own pace, no computer skills are necessary. For parents with children ages 3-9 & 10-17. Call to schedule an appointment. Free. Play Group begins Wednesday September 29th, 9:30 to 11:30 am. & meets weekly. For parents with children 5 years and younger, free!

I am excited to go back to school because this year I get my own locker and I’m looking forward to having Mr. & Mrs Beaudry as my teachers! The best thing about going back to school is that I get to see my friends again, the worst thing is Photography provided by Mike DeBone getting up so early. Since school starts at 7:45am for Sixth graders this year, I am going to start getting up early now so I can get used to it. I am excited to get my school supplies, this year they added earbuds/earphones to the list. I always get a new pair of tennis shoes, and some clothes for school. I usually get a new Oregon State Beavers Jersey too! We have already started football in August so I have my cleats and my uniform before school even starts. Bo is my coach and he rocks! Don’t be scared to go back to school because it won’t be so bad. It’s a brand new beginning! u

Opening this Sept - Rosland Elementary School Grand Opening Celebration Open to the Public - see details on page 29

Supporting School Success for families with children in kindergarten through third grade. Parents learn how to create a positive learning foundation for their child and choose 3 of 5 workshop topics including: Reading and Writing, Problem Solving, Homework, and Teaching skills. Children in K-3 grade participate in Kids Kamp and enjoy games and activities that correspond to parent workshop choices. Meets once a week for 5 weeks, child care and light dinner provided. Free! Call for more information or to register. Staying Connected to Your Teen for families with teens ages

12-17. Meets once per week for five weeks to discuss teen development, solving family problems, and helping your teen make good choices. Light dinner and family guide included. Free. Call for more information or to register.

Resource & Playroom open...come check out our lending library, clothing give aways, and fun toys!

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

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

BUDDY THE CHURCH MOUSE Photography by Newberry Eagle

La Pine Library Children’s Book Review By Josie Hanneman, Community Librarian, La Pine Public Library

Tap Tap Bang Bang By Emma Garcia If you have a child who loves tools, this is the book for you! The vibrant artwork introduces children to a variety of tools and shows their basic functions, complete with the sounds they make. The text invites sharing and will help to increase vocabulary. Ages 2-5. u

Weird But True! 2, from National Geographic

Did you know that didaskaleinophobia is the fear of going to school? This and 299 other facts fill the National Geographic’s second Weird But True book. The colorful and attractive pages focus on nature, science, history, geography, the human body, sports and culture. Good for upper elementary and middle school students. u


Buddy could feel the summer heat and knew the start of the school year was coming close behind with cooler weather and snow. While at church camp with the guys, he had missed hearing the Church Secretary’s voice and the Pastor’s deep laughter as they chatted with the Mailman who stopped by on his route. After their chat, Pastor would pop outside for some hoops or sometimes a run. Tonight was the ‘Youth Sing’ outside by the church fire pit. Buddy loved the excitement and especially the food…the Youth always had food! Go-o-e-e-y marshmallows were always laying somewhere with cracker crumbs and chocolate. One lady, Kathy, brought biscuit dough to bake in the fire on the end of a rounded stick…lots of wonderful crumbs with this one! Fall classes had started and the air was buzzing with excitement and choices available for various activities in which to participate. Buddy could see the favorite Sunday school teachers and students from last year were having fun catching up with each other’s summer vacations. Everyone was busy, happy and left quite a mess where Buddy could find food…. And his own friend, Arlene! Snacking in the mess was another mouse…her tail was gorgeous and long. “I LOVE THE FALL SEASON”, thought Buddy! School schedules and church activities are always fun with lots of food….and friends! u

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Anyone who has been around La Pine for any length of time knows that there are some families who have been here from the time the community was founded on logging and ranching. One of those historical families is the Day family. Tom Sr. and Tom Jr. still reside here. The Day family story reads like a Who’s Who: the Days, lived by the Stearns, Shields, Kellems, and Ahearns. First generation Days, Harry and Ruby Jane Jackson, had nine children. Tom Day Sr. was the baby (B. 1925), the oldest girl, Margaret Day Hicks was married, living in Washington with her first son, Harold, when she died giving birth to her twin boys, Ron and Gerald, and the three nephews became a part of the nine. James, Mable (married Damewood of Ft. Rock), Harry, Pearl (married Burdette Lechner/ Logging) and Charlotte (married Trapper Sam Ray Morehouse), made up the rest of the family. All of the kids were raised on the Day Ranch located close to the corner of Day Road and Burgess. Day Ranch was only accessible by going across the Stearns Ranch Bridge at Pineforest Road, where Tom Sr. lives today! The Day family had a wood yard where they cut wood and hauled it into Bend every day to be sold. They supplemented the daily wood sales with cream from their 40 cows. Tom Sr., who cut wood from the time he could fell a tree, and his nephew Tom Sr., Gerald, & Herald in front of Day wood truck, 1939. Harold Hicks (who later died in a buzz-saw accident at age 16) were responsible for clearing what is the present Day Road corridor. Later the Day family owned and operated a gas station and grocery on the corner where the fire hall stands today! (All the people building Wickiup Reservoir came for supplies.) Tom left White School at age 15 and worked at making railroad ties on Finley Butte when they still laid tracks into the woods to move timber out for sale. He went into the service in WWII. (Tom Sr. helped build Abbot Base and after the war he helped dismantle it.) When he returned home after WWII, he married the daughter of longtime family friends; Marian Holmes was 16 and Tom was 21. They had 3 children: Tom Jr. who married Sherrie Wilkinson from Gilchrist, Marilyn who married Ron Cass, and Alan who married Candace Estabrook. Tom Sr. spent most of his life working in the woods. Tom, Jr. followed as a third generation mill worker and even worked for Marv Russell at the first Russell mill that was destroyed in 1965. Both are now retired. Tom Sr. attributes his 85-year life span to clean living: “no smoking or drinking!” When I asked him what he ate, he said, “The folks said to eat what is on the table!” That meant farm raised beef, fresh dairy products, chicken, eggs and homegrown hogs. (We could do that!) Interviewing folks as I do, teaches me that the best things about living and growing up in a small community, like La Pine, is that you become more family centered. No one in the Day family was willing to leave for long. Most of the family stayed in the Central Oregon area and are still tied to La Pine where they remain closely connected. They now host an annual reunion every August for the entire family. (80+) And that is what a Day in La Pine is like! u

The Day Family Reunion, August 2010

Tom Day Sr. , Sherrie Day, and Tom Day Jr. (above)

Kathy, Kim, & Kristin Russell at the Day Family Reunion (above) Original Day gas station 1939 (right) Pearl Lechner’s gas station (below)

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100 year birthday party! and community celebration september 24, 25,and 26

Huge 100 sq.ft. Birthday Cake!  Hey kids! We need 100 Kids to hold candles for La Pine’s Birthday Party! Live Music • Frontier Kiddie-Train Jumpin’ Junction Bounce House  Chili-Cook-Off––Join the competition for “Best Chili”! $75 for Peoples Choice Award. Entry Forms available at  Business & Community Expo & Local Arts & Crafts  Hot Dog & Smores at the Cowboy Round-Up  History in the Making – “La Pine’s Time Capsule”  Buckaroo Breakfast by Lion’s Club

Be sure to join in the fun for this one! The humorous and entertaining One Act Play by T. Myers, was written for the 100th Birthday of La Pine. You may be a little shocked as the truth is revealed as “Lulu”, ”Robbie Roberts”, “Phoebe Newberry”, and “Bones and Bertha Swendsen” show what life was like in La Pine during the early 1920’s, about 10 years after La Pine was officially recognized as a town. The La Pine U.S. Post Office was founded September 21, 1910.

1920 Prices: Admission is only 50cents.

Play Sponsored By

L&S Gardens


Friday, September 24th La Pine Arts, Crafts & Antiques................4pm – 7pm Business & Community Expo – 2010.......4pm – 7pm

People’s Choice $75 Sponsored By

Thank You to Our Sponsors

for making this a fun event for the entire community! CORPORATE GENERAL SPONSORS SPONSORS


Saturday, September 25th La Pine Arts, Crafts & Antiques..............10am – 5pm Business & Community Expo – 2010....10am – 2 pm Newberry Explosion/Chili Cook-Off........Noon – 5pm Tasting and Chili Judging.....................................1pm Live Music.................................................10am – 2pm Community Play – Lulu’s Luncheonette: “The Revenge of the Recipe”....................5pm – 6pm “La Pine’s 100 Year Old” Birthday Party.............6pm Share in La Pine’s 100 Sq Ft Birthday Cake and the 100 Candles for La Pine (following the play) Cowboy Roundup at the Campfire–Sing-along, Hot Dogs and Marshmallows...............................7pm

Sunday, September 26th Buckaroo Breakfast at the Park...........8am Old Fashioned Church and Patriotic Sing-a-Long.............................10am Your Picnic to the Park............................Noon

All activities will be at the

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The Harvest is Finally Here!

Ah, September…. The harvest finally begins after the slow start due to a cooler than usual Spring that delayed everything this year. I’ve been blanching and freezing Swiss Chard and Kale to eat all winter. Brussels sprouts are coming along, but still need time to mature. Snap peas have been prolific as usual. This year we are trying soy beans. They look good, but it’s too soon to tell how many we’ll get. Beets, carrots, potatoes, onions and garlic all doing fine. We tried growing straight necked yellow squash outside and it has been producing exceptionally well for a month now. In the greenhouse, petti pan squash, tomatoes, cucumbers and pole beans are all proliferating. I should have pictures of those next month. Some things have not done so well. The heat in the later part of July and first half of August made my spinach and cauliflower bolt. We did not know that one

is supposed to shade cauliflower by tying the leaves together across the floret. Plus, the chickens got into the gar-

den and ate a bunch of it. Darn!

By Pam Cosmo


“Perfection” table peas from now on. So, next year we’ll know better. We’ve been reading predictions that the next few years may be exceptionally cold, hot, wet, and dry. Lots of forecasts for catastrophic weather events that will bring shortages in grains and vegetable supplies. Russia just stopped ex-

porting wheat, for instance, due to drought conditions. The prices of many foodstuffs is expected to rise dramatically. So, for those who

Photo features fruits, vegetables, and eggs from Pam’s garden and chickens. Photography provided by Pam Cosmo. We experimented with some different grew to be about a foot tall. Whereas, the kinds of shelling peas that didn’t do so Oregon snap peas grew as tall as I am. well either. They produced peas, but only Our fellow Granger, Dale, told us to plant

The F oodie Column Apple for the teacher By T. Myers, Citizen Contributor

An apple for the teacher, new pencils and notebooks, your best outfit to impress the kids at school and it begins again! It seems like school was just out for the summer and now we are going back to the classrooms! That means it is time for us to get ready for making sack lunches and doing our very best to offer kids things they will love, but also the nutritious foods that will keep them healthy and slim. More importantly, the foods that will allow them to do their best in the classroom and in activities! Last month I offered up a list of 100-calorie snacks. This month I want to talk about making terrific tasty lunches that won’t be traded off or end up in the garbage containers in the cafeteria. It is not as easy as you think, either. With the pressure to be cool - even in grades K-3, our children will try hard to fit into the accepted norms decided on by their peers. For example: A PB&J Crustable is acceptable. Mom’s whole wheat PB&J with the crusts- is not! A Lunchable is okay, but a baggie full of crackers and a few hunks of cheese- is not! What do we do? We create lunch opportunities that are fun-filled and unusual, so they cannot be compared. The containers you use are half the battle, your well thought out plans for balancing the calories and nutrition is the other half of the equation. I buy small containers so that when I get produce, boxes of crackers, pretzels and other lunch items, I pack the containers all at once with everything from carrot and celery sticks to little pickles and olives, cheese bites and fresh fruit pieces. In the dry snack containers, I measure out servings of the snackles to include a portion of each that can be mixed with other containers full of dried fruits and raisins or nuts and maybe something as fun as the corner of a baggie filled with a Tablespoon of homemade frosting that is tied off and put in a container with two small cookies. The kid bites the end off the bag frosts the Cookies and it becomes a yummy fun snack. Try using half of your favorite bread recipe and form a large round flattened loaf and top it with a light coating of Dijon mustard and grated medium or sharp cheddar cheese. Cut this loaf into wedges and pack with a piece of low fat ham and you will have everything it takes for a sandwich that most kids will love. If that doesn’t do it, try my friend’s banana bread recipe below. Spread it with cream cheese. Your children will love this, too! Sue Sims’ Sour Cream Banana Bread makes three small loaves and can be frozen. Set oven to 350F. Grease and flour 3 loaf pans. Baking time is 1 hour. Cream together 1 cup of butter, 2 cups of sugar, 8 ounces of sour cream, four beaten eggs that you add one at a time and 6-7 mashed ripe bananas.. When thoroughly incorporated add 1 Teaspoon vanilla. Add dry ingredients a little at a time: 3-1/3 cups flour, 2 Teaspoons soda, 1 Teaspoon salt and when everything is mixed well, add at least ½ cup chopped walnuts. (She likes more and so do I!) You can leave out the nuts for a child that cannot eat them- or sprinkle them on top and press them in so they are easy to find. Good luck with your lunch planning. Hope this gives you a kick start! Bon Appetit!u

find themselves under or unemployed, on social security or disability or living paycheck to paycheck - eating from your backyard can really help to stretch the food budget. Plus, it’s healthier, assuming you avoid chemical pesticides and fertilizers. Greenhouses usually go on sale in the Fall, so now might be a good time to pick one up if you can. Once again,

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Little Deschutes Grange #939 La Pine

By Robin Prante

Throughout American history these next few weeks have been a very busy time for rural Americans. September’s harvest has brought families together across this fine Country for over a hundred years and the Grange has been a big part of this.

La Pine Grange and Granges across the USA are still at the heart of the rural American scene. Membership is on the rise as folks from all walks of life are becoming more active in local food production, preservation and enrichment of our communities. La Pine and the surrounding area have a surprising number of successful vegetable gardens. Gardeners in our region face special hurdles and conditions that once realized can be addressed and overcome. The rewards of these efforts are amazing! FRESH LOCAL FOOD! Don’t be fooled by the “naysayer”. Backyard gardens are producing fresh food for our tables now more than ever. Your neighbors are growing and preserving their own food right here in La Pine, season after season. Come to the next Grange Meeting and find out how the local Farmer & Gardener are keeping up with today’s trends and holding true to historic traditions. Local food production and animal husbandry is going strong.

Be a part of it! The La Pine Grange meets the 3rd Tuesday of every month at the Grange Hall on Morson. For Grange information call Dot at 541-536-2197 And come by the Grange FLEA MARKET on September 4th to find home-grown goodies, FRESH EGGS and so much more. (10 til 3) See you at the Grange. u

Belly Dancing

Give Kim Feer a call 541-977-2654

NEWS FROM KLAMATH COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Reprinted with Permission from the Klamath County Chamber of Commerce Newsletter

Express Employment Professionals Crowned Corporate Kahuna

Leadership Klamath 2010-2011 Registration Still Open!

Thank you to the players, sponsors, and volunteers who helped make our 7th Annual Hula-Palooza Putting Challenge a success. You can view photos from the event on our Facebook page. The Express Employment Professionals team (led by team captain Nikki McQuilliams) was crowned the 2010 Corporate Kahuna (low gross team). Our events would not be possible without the support of our generous sponsors. We’d like to thank Sterling Savings Bank for being our title sponsor. We’d also like to Kim Swagert thank the following hole sponsors: Coldwell Banker Holman Premier Realty Tru-line Surveying Klamath Basin Home Builders Association Emmetts Auto Repair Schnibbity Gifts Klamath Superior Motor Company Fisher Nicholson Realtors - Debra Gisriel Servpro of Klamath and Lake Counties The Newberry Eagle Newspaper Oregon Gift Store Klamath Eye Center Aflac - Nola Evans The Herald and News Atelier Medical Spa and Hair Studio Players were eligible to win door prizes donated by Countertops by Top Secret, Tru-line Surveying, Edward Jones Mark Runnels, Klamath Superior Motor Company, and Digital Illusions. A big thank you to American Sanitation for their donation. And last but definitely not least, thank you to our event committee - Rachael Spoon (Klamath Basin Home Builders Association), Courtney Forney (Tru-line Surveying) and Jennifer Sanborn (Chase Bank). u

We are now accepting applications for Leadership Klamath 2010/2011. For participants, the program creates a comprehensive and objective awareness of the Klamath community in action. The program consists of ten one-day sessions over the course of a ten month period. Each meeting encompasses a specific topic or industry such as: tourism, emergency services, education, legal systems and economic development The program fosters commitment to our region and develops leaders to meet the demands of the future. Since its inception, more than 250 people have graduated from this distinguished and popular program. Leadership Klamath identifies and motivates emerging leaders and develops their potential for community leadership by exposing them to the realities, opportunities and challenges facing of our area. For ten months, participants attend seminars, tours, lectures and briefings. The program challenges class participants to become more involved in the decision-making process of Klamath County in political, social and business arenas. Anyone interested in learning more about the program can contact us at 541-8845193. Deadline for registration is August 29, 2010. The first session will begin September 16th and continues every third Thursday through June 2011. u

Join the Klamath County Chamber of Commerce Reprinted from the Chamber website at

Joining the Klamath County Chamber of Commerce is easy and beneficial! Through education, promotion, and networking opportunities, we help keep our members connected to the community. We are dedicated to advancing the economic vitality of Klamath County by promoting, retaining, and supporting existing businesses. The Klamath County Chamber of Commerce is a member based organization. Membership is open to all area businesses and individuals who have an interest in Klamath County. Membership is an investment in the present and future of our community. The Klamath County Chamber of Commerce has more than 560 members and is the most active and influential business organization in Klamath County. Membership in the Chamber means greater access to local and state leaders, business contacts, and customers. It also means greater exposure for your business as well as opportunities to improve your bottom line through promotional and marketing opportunities and savings. Did you know... “When consumers know that a small business is a member of the local chamber of commerce, they are 44% more likely to think favorably of it and 63% more likely to purchase goods or services from the company in the future.” u

OPEN 6 DAYS 6AM-1:30PM Closed Sundays

Businesses are Invited! Save the Date – October 6th Promote your business to over 1,000 students in one day! We are co-sponsoring, with Oregon Institute of Technology, a “Get to Know Klamath Day” for OIT students and faculty. The event will be held on Wednesday, October 6th from 11am to 1pm on campus. “Get to Know Klamath Day” will give businesses an opportunity to share information and product samples with over 1,000 students and faculty; our goal is to have 60 or more businesses participate with food, beverages and information. There is no cost to participate, other than the samples and information you provide, tables and chairs will be provided and set up by OIT staff and students (electric power is not available). In addition, the school will need to be named as additionally insured on your liability policy. OIT and the Klamath County Chamber of Commerce will be heavily promoting this event to ensure maximum participation. A strong community connection with OIT is an important tool in Chamber efforts to recruit professionals, businesses and families to Klamath County. We are proud of OIT’s national recognition in US News & World Report, 7th in Western Regional Colleges and recognized for excellence in graduates success. Tap directly into this market of over 3,000 students and faculty and build your business’ success. Reservations must be received by September 24th. Reservations should be made by emailing You may also contact the Chamber for more information 541-884-5193 or email u

O’Hair & Riggs


compassionate care since 1905


515 Pine Street, Klamath Falls, OR 97601

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2 Rivers Gallery Artist of the Month Charlie Matuk

I’ve been interested in photography since my early teenage years growing up in Rochester, New York. With a Kodak Pony camera and a rudimentary dark room in the basement I explored the intricacies of what has become a life long interest. Retiring to the Klamath Basin 12 years ago reignited my interest because of the abundant local wildlife, picturesque scenery and colorful cultural events. My current interest is digital photography and processing images on a computer. Travel opportunities have expanded my photographic interests to exotic locales, peoples and animals. In my exhibit at Two Rivers Gallery in Chiloquin, Oregon, I will have recent work which includes photographs from Costa Rica, Hawaii and Alaska as well as images from the Klamath Basin. u

News from Chiloquin Reprinted with Permission of Chiloquin News

High Desert Trail Riders Back Country Horsemen

Birders - Have you seen these birds? Photos Courtesy of

2nd Tuesday of the month at Elmer’s Restaurant on South 6th Street, Klamath Falls, 6:30 PM. Come earlier to eat and greet. Meetings include guest speakers on various subjects. If you want to help save our trails & campsites, come see what we are about. Trail rides, work projects & camaraderie as well as lots of good people and good times. For more information call: Betty Applebaker, President, at 541-798-5005 or Cheryl Dryer, VP, at 541-883-7524.

Neighborhood Watch – Chiloquin District... ...will be meeting on a quarterly basis from now on. The first quarterly meeting will be held on the 3rd Thursday in January at 6:30 PM in the Community Center. 783-3798 (Jim Rickman).

Chiloquin Community Calendars Friends of the Chiloquin Library put out the Chiloquin Community Calendar each year. It is one of their major fund raisers. If you haven’t seen the calendar, it has a picture by one of the elementary students that is the winner of our art contest in the spring. It has business ads from local businesses, and on each day of each month there are birthdays, anniversaries, memorials and meeting notices. On the 2011 calendar, the picture will be artwork by 6th grader Georgene Tenorio. If anyone is interested in putting their family birthdays, anniversaries or memorials on the calendar it is only 50¢ per listing. We have a limited capacity for business ads but still have some room. It is a great way to advertise. If you would like to ask about an ad, put something on the calendar or order a calendar (they make great Christmas gifts and only cost $4.50 including shipping) please call the library at 783-3315 and leave your name and number to have a member of the calendar committee contact you. You can also sign up to be contacted at the library. If you ordered a calendar or put listings on the calendar last year, you will automatically be contacted by one of the calendar committee persons.

Reminder from Chiloquin News: There is time before we go to press with the Community Calendar to sign up for birthdays, anniversaries or memorials. It is only 50¢ for each listing. There is still limited ad space. If you need more information, call Eleanor Stone at 783-2551 or the library at 783-3315. u

Black-Crowned Night-Heron (Above) These birds can be found near fresh and salt-water wetlands throughout much of the world, including North and South America from Canada as far south as northern Argentina and Chile. They catch fish by standing still at the water’s edge and wait to surprise attack their prey. They “fish” mostly at night or early morning. Their diet consists of small fish, crustaceans, frogs, aquatic insects, small mammals and small birds. During the day they rest in trees or bushes. Western Meadowlark (Right) the state bird of 6 states, not only of Oregon, but also of Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, and Wyoming. Its call is a unique watery or flute-like sound. (Researched at

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September 2010 12th LOGGER’S BREAKFAST Collier Memorial State Park will hold it’s annual Logger’s Breakfast on Sunday, Sept. 12, 2010 from 9:30am - 12:30pm. Everyone is welcome! Come hungry and ready to eat! Adults/$10, Children (under12) $5. Hay wagon rides, music & live equipment. For more information, call (541) 783-2471. The Park is located on Hwy 97, 30 miles north of Klamath Falls in Chiloquin.

18th MALIN TOUR The Klamath County Museum and the Malin Historical Society will offer a bus tour through the Malin area on Saturday, Sept. 18. Cost is $20, and includes lunch at the Malin Country Diner. Stop by the museum to reserve a seat. For more information, call (541) 883-4208. The museum is located at 1451 Main St., Klamath Falls, OR.

18th THIRD ANNUAL KLAMATH BLUES FESTIVAL at Veteran’s Park in Klamath Falls. Gates Open 10:00 AM – Show: 11-7 PM Cost: Gen Admission: $20, Blues Society members: $15, Kids 12 & under are Free. Discounts with advance ticket sales. National, Regional, & local bands will perform. Vendors, Sponsors, Advertisers, Volunteers visit For more information visit www. or call (541) 331-3939.

21st 46TH ANNUAL AAUW ANTIQUE SHOW & SALE at Klamath County Fairgrounds.Gates open from 10am-7pm on Tuesday, Sept. 21 and 10am-4pm on Wed., Sept. 22. Admission for 2 days is $3. The show will feature an antique appraisal session with an accredited appraiser from 1-3pm on Wednesday and a number of concession stands. The funds raised by the show will go toward AAUW. For more information call (541) 545-6557.

25th DOG DAY AFTERNOON The Klamath Dog Fanciers and the Downtown Association bring you Dog Day Afternoon, on Sept 25th from 10am - 4pm. The Parade will start at 10am on Spring St, & end at Veteran’s Park where there will be lots of activities and information. Also, there will be a scavenger hunt and contests. Scheduled events are Agility and a Confidence Course, B-match dog show, Rally, & Bobbin’ for weenies! This event is free for spectators, with a $5 run fee for dogs entered in the agility contest. Anyone wanting to donate to the raffle can contact Joanne David at Sign Pro at 541-884-9601. Those wanting to participate in the parade can contact Rhona at Hot Paws Spa at 541-273-1883.

25th FREE FAMILY FUN DAY at Crater Lake. You can experience tribal drummers, dancers and singers as well as free Crater Lake Soda root beer floats, wild animals courtesy of Wildlife Images and other family activities at this annual event! Park admission is free all day!

25th JOY RIDE JAZZ CLUB Join us for an evening of gangsters, gamblers, bootleggers and dames at the Ross Ragland Theater! Saturday, September 25, 2010 @ 6:30pm. Featuring the sultry musical stylings of Katie Harman Ebner & Ken White’s Esquire Jazz Orchestra. Decadent food, spirits and Theatrical surprises are in store for patrons, who will receive a special password & the Speakeasy’s secret location upon ticket purchase. Tickets are $75 and are available at the box office. This event calls for Semi-Formal or Mobster-Wear. The theater is located at 218 North 7th St., Klamath Falls. More Info: 541.884.5483 or 541.884.0651

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Crescent Gilchrist CATeam News Update Provided By Judy Scally, CATeam Member

August CATeam meeting was cancelled. Next meeting is Sept. 13. Note from Judy Scally: Hello everyone, After speaking with Barb today and finding that there are a number of folks on the team that will not be there on Monday, a light agenda and no guests scheduled, we decided to cancel the August meeting. Our next meeting will be Monday, September 13, 8am, Ernst Bros. If you have any concerns or comments about this cancellation please let Barb or me know. Thank you Judy Scally

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ter, which now operates on the first floor, and holds up to 14 women. Together, the Center and House are capable of taking walk-ins with immediate needs. If somebody requires shelter and is in a situation where they absolutely can not return to home, then the woman is asked to complete an intake sheet and the shelter manager will assess the situation. Marta’s House is centrally located in Klamath Falls, near the bus stop. The House holds many security features and rules that are designed to help the women feel safe once they step inside the doors. It is well-staffed with highly attentive and caring advocates. In 2009, the House was able to help women outside their walls by giving 40,000 items of clothing. One hundred and fifty seven families also received home items.

Keno, Oregon - Badger Run Wildlife Rehab This year’s Keno Community Days Event promises to be a fun one! The team is hosting the event for two days this year beginning Saturday, September 18. Along with food, we have reserved the National Guard’s climbing wall and a dunk tank for the older kids, games for the small children, plenty of music for everyone, and of course, we will have our own community vendors again. On Sunday, September 19 we will be co-hosting an ―America, Bless God event with Pastors Don and Joy McCloud of Tulelake Assemblies of God Church. This event is similar to an old-time tent revival meeting and features local musical groups such as Jai Callahan, The Kirby’s, The Callahan’s, and an open mic time for the community. If you would like to donate to this year’s event, please send it to Keno Community Action Organization (KCAO), PO Box 41, Keno, OR 97627. Keno Saturday Market September 5th Time: From: 9:00am To: 1:00pm Location: Keno Plaza, 15555 Hwy 66, Keno Description: Keno Saturday Market, Plants, Produce, Herb Plants, Vegetable Starts, Arts, Crafts, Antiques, Clothing, Household Items, Books, Tools and Treasures. Come see what’s growing in Keno! Contact: Paul Dodds, Phone: 541-326-7725 New Vendors Welcome Great Food at the Keno Grill, Cool Tractors Go to for details on everything about our area.

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from 5:00 to 6:00 and sign books from 6:00 to 6:30. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased while they last at Sunriver Books & Music. Garth will give a presentation on 3 of his books, and maybe a sneak preview of his upcoming release. The Art of Racing in the Rain is soon to be a major motion picture starring Patrick Dempsey. Sometimes, if you are very lucky, fate gives you a special friend. Denny’s friend Enzo will stand by him through some of the best and worst times of his life; his faith in Denny is bone deep. Enzo is a dog with a very old soul. He looks at Denny seeing all that is good, a man full of the possibilities of life. Denny has magic in his hands; he is a race driver with natural talent. Deft hands, hair trigger reactions, and ferocious courage can only take you so far. Talent will not fulfill your destiny on its own because life can change direction in a heartbeat. These are the life lessons of the book: believing in yourself, really listening to one another, cherishing those close to you, and sometimes being willing to risk it all! How Evan Broke His Head & Other Secrets is set in Seattle, Walla Walla, and Yakima. Evan, a 31 year old rock musician, has

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The New Senior

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It has been a while since I had one of my “thoughts about stuff “ columns Just when you thought that a family caregiver’s job couldn’t get more difficult, con- and since we are in the back to school mode of thinking about things, it ‘s sider this:  Many of the estimated 11,000   households caring for a senior in Central time to give it a go! Oregon are trying to help an aging relative who’d rather not have help.  Anyone who knows me knows that  A study of family caregivers who responded to a survey on I love fall. It is a beautiful time here in revealed that more than half of the respondents (51 percent) said that their aging relative La Pine. We can enjoy the warm days was very resistant to care.  These seniors often object to help whether it’s from their own and cool nights, the change of colors in children or a professional who tries to come into their homes to assist.    the trees, the smell of a season winding  “This is a real problem for family caregivers worried about the safety of a senior down and the beginning of all of us getloved one who might be forgetting food on the stove or neglecting to take their medicating ready for winter. After the late spring we had, it is not easy to give up the halcyon tions,” said Todd Sensenbach, owner of the Home Instead Senior Care® office serving days of summer and think about winterizing, but it is just around the corner, so plan to Central Oregon.  deal with the inevitable- soon!  But experts say that keeping fiercely independent seniors safe at home isn’t a lost I heard about a new survey that was done about Teenagers and Distracted Driving. cause; there are solutions for them and their family caregivers.  That’s why the Home The NBC Today Show (Aug. 2) said that 82% of the teens surveyed admitted to drivInstead Senior Care network is launching Caring for Your Parents: Education for the ing with recognized distractions. They use cell phones. They text. They load up the car Family Caregiver. with too many people. They use a high volume on the radio. They search the dial for  The unique, educational program includes a number of resources that address senior different tunes while they drive. And they admit that they realize that the behaviors are resistance to care as well as a variety of other topics such as choosing an in-home care dangerous, but that they do them anyway. 82% of the teens that drive are admitting to provider, the signs of aging, long distance caregiving and communicating with aging being dangerous. What can we do? Watch out? Tell our kids and grandkids to stop the parents.  The free materials and videos are available at insanity? Be sure that we are aware of times and places we are likely to run into lots of  Why do seniors resist help?  “If seniors admit they need help, they feel their indeteen drivers? The piece reminded me that our kids do what they see us do. Do you use pendence is in question,” said Sensenbach.  “Seniors believe that once they acknowlthe cell phone in the car? Do you switch the dial on the radio? Do you text? I also want edge they need help, they’ll lose control of their affairs.  They are trying to maintain to remind you that in order to prove that they are maturing and more grown up than other dignity.  Unless they feel they can trust someone, they resist change.  I believe it’s the kids, they almost do a characterization of behaviors for example, drive too fast, smoke fear that life as they’ve known it will be taken away from them.” too many cigarettes, play music louder- it is always a ‘more than’ thing that proves they   Sometimes seniors only want help from a son or daughter, which can put undue are adults but end up more like adults on steroids! This is a weird situation with school pressure on that family caregiver who feels he or she can’t call for professional help. starting and our young people mixing it up in their ‘home away from home’ on wheels Most caregivers can go into “crisis mode” to rally around a loved one in the shorton our roads. Be careful out there kiddies - and you too, oldies! term, “but you can’t be totally immersed in a crisis mode long-term without your own I noticed that the Swiss courts cleared Roman Polansky of the worry of extradition family, work and health suffering,” according to family caregiving consultant Dr. Amy for his 40-year-old crime of child abuse. He does not have to return to the USA for trial D’Aprix, who holds a Ph.D. and master’s degree in social work and is author of From in the matter. We think of his short-lived relationship with a 13-year-old girl and we are Surviving to Thriving: Transforming Your Caregiving Experience. flummoxed by it. But I will ask all of you New Seniors out there to remember back to  The strain can take a particular toll on working family caregivers.  The Home Inthe end of the 60’s and early 70’s when our social mores were in an upheaval. Do you stead Senior Care study revealed that 42 percent of caregivers spend more than 30 hours remember the odd kid who was adolescing to beat the band, and how he/she would a week caregiving.  That’s the equivalent of a second full-time job. hang out on the fringes of our social circles, trying to be a part of the event? I remember  And that’s what makes countering that resistance to assistance so important.  “Many meeting young girls, especially, who used make-up and behaviors that were indiscerntimes family caregivers make assumptions but never ask:  ‘Mom, I’ve noticed that every ible when it came to putting an age to them. I could imagine that during some of those time I bring up having someone come in to assist, you don’t want help.  Why is that?’  cross-generational parties and “Happenings” that it would not be clear how old a kid Sometimes the parent doesn’t realize they’re being resistant,” D’Aprix added.  was. It was also before the time when we knew better and knew it was our responsibil “Also, reassuring a senior loved one that you have the same goal in mind will help,” ity to ask. How do you judge this? It is D’Aprix said.  “Start with: ‘My goal for you is to be independent, too.  You know I can’t another case of teens erasing the lines that be here all the time.  A little extra assistance will help you stay at home.’” society draws and pushing the envelope.  Sensenbach said the battle to turn resistance into assistance can be fierce, like seB U I LT T O A H I G H E R S TA N D A R D It is something to think about! See you niors who call police when a professional caregiver shows up.  “Education can help arm next month! u family caregivers with the tools they need to create a win-win for everyone.”   

Help (Not) Wanted

Five strategies to help counter a senior’s resistance to assistance Following are strategies from Home Instead Senior Care® and family caregiving consultant Dr. Amy D’Aprix to help family caregivers turn resistance into assistance. 1.   Understand where the resistance is coming from.  Ask your parent why he or she is resisting.  “Mom, I notice that every time I bring up the idea of someone coming in to help, you resist it.  Why is that?”  Oftentimes older adults don’t realize they are being resistant.    2.  Explain your goals.  Remind your loved one that you both want the same thing.  Explain that a little extra help can keep her at home longer and will help put your mind at ease as well.  Have a candid conversation with him about the impact this care is having on your life.  Oftentimes seniors don’t understand the time commitment of a caregiver. 3.  Bring in outside help.  If a relationship with a parent is deteriorating, ask a professional, such as a geriatric care manager, for an assessment.  A third-party professional can provide valuable input.  Also, go to for tips on how to talk with a loved one.  If you are having problems getting through to your older adult, consider asking another family member or close friend to intervene.  If you’re not making headway, perhaps there’s someone better to talk with your parents.  4.  Research your options to find the best resources for your loved one.  Contact your local Area Agency on Aging or a geriatric care manager to research resources in your community.  Or go to and click on the resources tab for The Home Care Solution, a guide for family caregivers to help them find the best in-home care for their loved ones.  If you decide outside help is needed, reassure your parents and tell them you have researched caregivers and you are confident you have found the best one you can find to come into the home to help.  5.  Respect your parent’s decisions.  Sometimes you won’t agree with your parent’s decisions and that’s O.K.  As long as your loved one is of sound mind, he or she should have the final say.   A note:  If your senior has dementia, seek professional assistance from a doctor or geriatric care manager.  Logic often will not work and other strategies must be employed. 

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How to Identify a Person That May Benefit From A Reverse Mortgage

By Dan Pena In today’s environment many senior citizens have to reach deep into their retirement accounts to pay for unexpected bills such as medical expenses, insurance or home repairs. We are also seeing many of our seniors having to take funds from their retirement accounts to pay for everyday living expenses as their monthly income isn’t enough to cover their monthly expenses. And what about those seniors who may not have retirement accounts to fall back on? My goal with this article is to provide helpful information on REVERSE MORTGAGES. First I would like to share with you a summarized definition of a Reverse Mortgage. “A reverse mortgage enables older homeowners (62+) to access and convert part of the equity in their primary home into tax-free cash* without having to sell their home, give up title, or take on a new monthly mortgage payment. The reverse mortgage is aptly named because the payment stream is “reversed.” Instead of making monthly payments to a lender, as with a regular mortgage, a borrower with enough equity can very often receive a monthly payment from the lender” Who may benefit from a reverse mortgage? A person that is dealing with unexpected hardships including medical expenses, needed home repairs, rising costs of insurance or family emergencies. A person who has damaged credit or insufficient income to qualify for a conventional home equity loan or a convention loan to refinance their home. A person who may want to help their family with such things as buying a home or helping with a grandchild’s college education. A person that may be on a fixed income and is having trouble making ends meet month to month. A person who has the necessary equity in their home but may have gotten behind on their house payments and now may be facing foreclosure. The examples listed above are only a few of the many situations in which a REVERSE MORTGAGE could be a valuable and helpful resource. IN MOST CASES A PERSONS INCOME OR CREDIT SCORE WILL NOT AFFECT THEIR ABILITY TO QUALIFY FOR A REVERSE MORTGAGE LOAN. Please feel free to call me if you would like more information on Reverse Mortgages or to see if a REVERSE MORTGAGE could help someone you know. Dan Pena is a Reverse Mortgage Loan specialist with Arbor Mortgage Group and can be reached at 541-977-7944. NMLS# 202226 OR License # ML-4421 *Consult a tax advisory if you have questions u

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Oregon Health Authority and Policy Board to hold public meetings in September The Oregon Health Authority and Policy Board are taking the next steps in developing a plan to lower costs, increase access and improve the quality of health care. Public meetings are scheduled across the state in September, providing an opportunity to learn more about the plan for health improvements and health care reform, and to share your input. Recommendations for Oregon’s plan for health reform were developed over the past year. Options are being considered now for the health insurance exchange, which will serve as a central marketplace for individuals and small businesses to purchase health insurance. The Oregon Health Policy Board is looking for citizen input on the plan. Individuals can learn more about the plan for health and health care improvements in Oregon and tell the state how the health insurance exchange will work best for them. (Continued next column)

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The La Pine Senior Center has a variety of activities that will keep you moving. Everyday the Center has pool, darts, and cards to enjoy with fellow seniors. Here are all the fun things to do during your week: Mondays: Line Dancing Class, 9:00am-11:00 am Oil Painting, 1:00pm-2:00pm, Bingo, 5:45pm Tuesdays: Bingo, 1:00pm-4:00pm Genealogy Class (2nd and 4th Tues.) Wednesdays: Quilting, 8:00am-12:00pm Line Dancing Class 9:00am-10:30am Thursdays: Quilting, 8:30am-12:00pm BYOP (Bring your own project) Fitness Training with Meg, 10:30am-11:30am Pool Tournament 2:00pm-4:00pm Fridays: Potluck followed by games, 12:00pm Saturdays: Weight Watchers Meeting, 8:30am Sundays: Brunch, 11:00am (2nd Sundays) For more information on these classes, visit the La Pine Senior Activity Center at 16450 Victory Way, or call (541)536-6237 to speak with a receptionist.u Join us: September 16, 6 – 8 p.m. Central Oregon Community College, Campus Center Building, Wille Hall, 2600 NW College Way, Bend The Oregon Health Authority is a leader in the effort to innovate for quality and affordable health care in Oregon by improving the health of Oregonians and working to lower the cost of care so it is affordable and accessible to everyone. A nine-member citizen-led group called the Oregon Health Policy Board oversees the Oregon Health Authority. To learn more about OHA, visit Connect with us at and u

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08/22/10 18:47 Harassment/threats/menacing/ stalking/phone harassment: reporting person (rp) who does not know person kept texting her and saying he wanted to get to know her. He got her name from a mutual friend. She does not want to know person. I had rp go to person’s and tell him to stop bothering her or face arrest. La Pine

08/23/10 14:21 Neighborhood dispute/civil dispute: dispute between father and son. Father was upset because son doesn’t pay rent at the house. Parties were verbal with each other with no physical contact. Discussed options for both parties. La Pine

11:07 Civil info civil information - *not service* (standbys,info,sales): rp came into station 10 to report a civil dispute between an unknown gentlemen and herself regarding the sale of some restaurant equipment. Rp requested I not call the other male half and/or go by his residence. Rp stated if the other male half continues to call her or shows up at her residence she would notify law enforcement. La Pine

08/25/10 15:48 Arson/fire of suspicious origin: attempted arson through the gas tank of a vehicle. See report. La Pine 20:03 Criminal mischief/vandalism: report of a black Toyota pick up doing ‘donuts’ in the baseball fields at the La Pine park on Finley Butte Rd. Vehicle goa. Vehicle comes back registered to harvey. It was dark when I arrived at park. I could not locate any damage in the dark. I will have day shift on Thursday. Check the park for damage. Vehicle described as a black Toyota pick up, no hood, chrome roll bar. La Pine

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20:10 Neighborhood dispute/civil dispute: rp called to report a verbal argument between her and husband. Husband said rp grabbed him by the arm when he wouldn’t give her their divorce papers. Husband agreed to stay at another location and discuss the divorce papers in the morning. La Pine



12:46 Civil dispute: reporting person went into the military and was deployed to iraq, leaving her then 1+ year old daughter in the care of rp’s mother. Rp’s mother has had guardianship of the daughter, for over two years. Rp now wants to pick up daughter and rp’s mother has filed for a custody hearing and was granted a temporary restraining order which prohibits the removal of daughter from the coach rd home. I advised both parties to talk to attorneys and seek their advice. I also told rp that she can not take daughter from the address. La Pine

10:49 Criminal trespass/ trespassing on property: dispute over property lines and access to property. Both parties were advised to leave each other alone and stay off of property leased by the other. La Pine 13:40 Lost prop lost property: rp Wanted to report that her dog, a young liver and white Springer Spaniel, had come up missing. Rp Believes the dog would get into a car with anyone and that someone must have stolen the dog when it left her property. I searched the area and was unable to locate the dog. La Pine

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12:06 Suspicious subject/prowler: rpt of a suspicious kid riding a bicycle in the area. Rp Believes the kid may be “casing” the area for potential burglaries. Requested extra patrols in the area, just in case. La Pine

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Update from Adele McAfee, La Pine City Councilor: “Regarding the August 26, 2010 meeting (BOCC, DCPC re: Biogreen).

The meeting was well attended with most in favor and few in opposition. The county about how he wanted to work with his new neighbors harmoniously. He said the smoke- planners and Biogreen did a good presentation. The testifying proponents were Clark stack will be 150 feet tall, and the woodchip pile will be 60 feet tall. The building height Jackson, Roger Lee from EDCO, Ted Scholer, Vic Russell, and Lee Smith from LIGI, will be about 100 feet high to accommodate a boiler. The DEQ wants the stack height myself, Barbara, Don and Gloria from the City. The testifying opposition were two to be 100 to 150 feet tall because of ground particles. Water usage equals 30 gallons per parties one representing a union and the other John Williams the environmental repminute, and Rob has worked with the La Pine Sewer and Water District to obtain potable resentative from Portland (responsible for the “Poison” flyer). Mr Williams submitted water for the plant. Rob has agreed to install a sprinkler system, which is not usually many documents for the record to support his statements. However, when Biogreen done, but he is working with the fire department. had a chance to respond to Mr. William’s statements I don’t think many applied to this Biogreen’s timeline for ground breaking is very soon, estimated at the end of this particular project. year. It will take 18 months to build, and estimated time of completion is the second Both boards voted unanimously to approve the text amendments including a reviquarter of 2012. There will be 50 to 75 people involved in the building phase of the sion requested by Commissoner Baney plant. The next stage is the Conditional Use Site Plan review where the traffic impacts will The Wheeler Ranch subdivision residents expressed many concerns at the meeting. be addressed in a adminstrative decision written by county planning staff. It will be open They asked how many trucks a day will be involved. The answer is 24 trucks a day. for written comment - I think 12 days. Then, it is my understanding that at some point it The smell was another concern, and it was stated by Rob that there will be no difference. will come back to La Pine (council has an option to call it up) for a Public hearing.” Also asked was why build and operate the plant in La Illustrations provided by Matthew Steele, PE, WRE, Pine, and not Gilchrist? Rob said that they couldn’t get Special Projects Engineer any response from Gilchrist when trying to work with HWA INC Surveyors, Engineers, Planners them. Rob explained that 90% of all wood will be proHickman, Williams & Associates, Inc. 62930 O. B. Riley Road, Suite 100, Bend, OR 97701 cessed before it gets to the plant. The only sounds will be the steam release once in a while. Wheeler Ranch residents asked if Biogreen is a Union company. Biogreen is a non-union company with a payroll of roughly $1,300,000 per year. The lowest level wages will range from $15 to $17 per hour. There will be 22 to 25 direct local jobs. The plant supervisor must have a lot of experience, have the right qualifications, and could come from outside La Pine. There are very good wages Illustration of view from Wheeler Ranch residential subdivision, after trees are planted. (Above) and benefits packages for Biogreen’s future employees Illustration of Biogreen biomass plant with chip pile, smokestack, and buildings. (Below) at the plant. The enterprise zone allows them to not have to pay property taxes for 3 to 5 years in exchange for wages and benefits averaging $55,000 a year or more. With respect to emissions, they use a extraordinary technology where 20% of the plant costs are spent on pollution control devices that measure, regulate, and control the amount of emissions, all of which are in compliance with the DEQ and EPA regulations. Rob said that you are not going to see smoke that comes out of this plant- you will see steam. Where will the power be sold? Biogreen has very good prospects and are in discussions, currently. He said that utilities are dealing with the economy and it is tough. When asked by a Wheeler Ranch resident if the plant is definitely going in, Rob said that the county had to approve some issues, and that Biogreen must find a buyer for the sustainable energy.

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Part of the reason for building these plants in the first place is to keep from importing so much oil and gas from foreign sources. Many of our modern wars are being fought to protect that oil supply and

much of the money we pay for foreign oil from the Mideast finds its way into terrorist organizations. We cannot continue down this path as a nation.  We need to look to domestic renewable sources of energy and wood is one of the very best of those.  In the case of Central Oregon, a wood-fired plant provides a home for forest slash that was previously burned in the woods or left to rot in place, both things having far more air quality consequences.  It also will allow thinning for fire protection to go forward that would not have been cost effective without the plant.  Lowering the threat of catastrophic wildfire is one of the most important things to the citizens of La Pine, and the plant will become integral in that fight.  

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Application deadline is Tuesday, September 14th SNOW PLOW BIDS BEING ACCEPTED Application deadline is Tuesday, September 14th FOR THE CITY OF LA PINE

The City of La Pine is accepting written proposals for snow plowing and removal on City roads during the 2010-2011 snow season.

To submit a written proposal please access the City’s website at under the Bids & Proposals section, for submittal guidelines. Proposals should be e-mailed to Luana Damerval at or hand delivered to City Hall at 51340 Highway 97, La Pine, OR 97739 or mailed to City Hall PO Box 3055 La Pine, OR 97739 TO BE RECEIVED NO LATER THAN 5:00 PM ON SEPTEMBER 30, 2010.

You are siting this in an industrial park, where industrial things are supposed to go. It is the ideal site, with a railroad on one side, a sewage treatment plant on one side, our utility host down the road, and a couple of vacant lots across the road, that we hope will someday fill with an industry who wants to use the steam from our plant to heat or dry some product.  Industrial parks have already figured out the traffic thing, and this one is no different.  They are typically sited remotely so that noise or lights are no problem for the neighbors, particularly at night.  All of that is true in the case of this industrial park.  

The bottom line to this is that when folks look east from town they will see the stack but see nothing coming out of it, except for a detached steam plume on very cold days. On those same

days they will also see a white plume of water vapor coming out of the cooling tower. They will not hear it or smell it from the residences.  There are a few folks that may be legitimately impacted by truck traffic, and those folks should be taken seriously, and you should commit to work with the County to get that issue right.  u

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Monday October 4

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

Pets Enjoy Yappy Hour at Allyson’s Kitchen By The Humane Society of Central Oregon

Have a howling good time at the Yappy Hour at Allyson’s Kitchen, in The Shops at The Old Mill (375 SW Powerhouse Dr in Bend). It’s an opportunity to mingle and sniff with other animal enthusiasts every Wednesday evening from 5 – 7 pm. Allyson’s Kitchen will be pouring fine ‘whines’ from Mutt Lynch Winery and offering Yappy Hour nibbles while the canines enjoy freshly baked dog treats. This human-animal mixer benefits the Humane Society of Central Oregon.

Photo provided by The Humane Society of Central Oregon

This is the perfect way to hit the town with your canine companion this summer. There’s no need to worry about awkward introductions, your dogs will make them for you!

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Preparedness Tips for Pets as Wildfires Hit Central Oregon

From The Humane Society of Central Oregon After the Rooster Rock fire raged in Sisters, Oregon on the twentieth anniversary of the Awbrey Hall fire, Central Oregonians were reminded to be prepared for an emergency evacuation. The Humane Society of Central Oregon offers tips for families with pets. Plan in advance of what you will do in an emergency. Many evacuations shelters do not accept pets, so plan in advance where you will go. Ask family and friends outside the area if you can stay with them temporarily with your pet(s). Have a list of motels that accept pets. Make sure identification tags and microchip implants have your mobile phone number listed. Network with neighbors so they can remove your pet(s) quickly if you are not home. Be prepared with an evacuation pet kit. Assemble in a tote bag or pet crate a three day supply of food, water, medications and cat litter. Make sure everyone knows where the kit is so they can find it quickly. Your pet evacuation kit should include: • Photos: Quality photos of face and profile for identification in case you get separated. Know breed description and distinguishing characteristics. Photo of you and your pet to document ownership. • First aid kit & guide book • 3 day food and water supply (rotate and keep fresh) • Medications •Litter tray - small plastic or disposable (gift boxes left flat) • Food dishes

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• Cable tie out and extra leash • Harness • Blanket or sheet for bed and/or to assist with injured or fearful pet • Toys for distraction and comfort • Copy of vet records • Veterinarian phone number - put in cell phone & leave in kit Secure your pet inside during the first sign of a storm or disaster. They can get stressed, confused & disoriented. For horses and livestock, assemble a similar evacuation kit. To identify your horse, take photos of any identifying marks, tattoos or brands. Photograph all angles of your horse, and include yourSmokey the Bear and Maty, self in the photo to help confirm ownership. Have HSCO canine ambassador your horse microchipped and/or have a breakaway collar with ID tag handy. You can write your phone number on large animals with a livestock crayon or grease pen, paint or even shave a phone number into the hair. Make sure your trailer is in good working condition. If you do not have a trailer, arrange in advance with people from different areas to have your horse trailered in case of an emergency. Have a list of people with temporary pasture or stable space for your horse(s). For small animals, birds & reptiles have a secure carrying case or cage and include appropriate supplies. For more information about disaster preparedness, visit the Humane Society of Central Oregon at 61170 SE 27th Street in Bend. u

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

A Variation on Psalm 23 The Lord is my shepherd My protector and guide With him needs are met As he stands by my side.

Corner You will enjoy this Comforting Poetry Book: by Larry Dudley

January 9, 1954 – August 23, 2010 Michael V. Willits (Waffle) passed away August 23, 2010 in the comfort of his home after a short battle with cancer. He was born Jan, 9, 1954 in Grand Rapids, Michigan where he was raised. He graduated from Ottawa High. He moved

He brings restoration And quiets my soul He shows me his righteousness Knowing him is my goal. Though I walk through the shadows And death lingers nearby I will not be afraid When God's presence is nigh. He prepares me a table In the presence of foes He anoints me with oil And my cup overflows.

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A Poem by Joshua Hope is not just a word,

That others will help you,

That means one thing,

When you’re at the end of your rope,

But a book of meanings,

Help is not what you received,

That takes wing,

But what you give others,

Belief is not a meaning,

Your family, friends,

But your lifestyle,

Sisters and brothers,

To help you conquer,


Trust is not what you have,

Written by Joshua Dan Parrish, Born 1976 -2005 Courtesy of his father, Ryan Parrish

Grief Support

Grief Support MeetinGS:

La Pine: Bi-Monthly (Tuesdays) Gilchrist: Monthly (Every 3rd Wed) “Coping with Grief” This series is presented twice a year. It is a series of five sessions in a support group setting, in our comfortable multi-purpose conference room.

Individual Bereavement Counseling is available

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

Call 541-536-7399 for locations & times


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

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

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

My prayer for today is simple Help me put one foot in front of the other Cherish each breath I take Smile without reason Love without conditions Help those I am able Give freely Show grace abundantly Forgive wholly Trust in you always by Larry Dudley , “A Cowboy’s Heart” Illustration by Sandra Jones

By Wendy Rightmire

All of life’s trials,

to La Pine, Oregon in 1997 where he lived with his wife, Cindy. Survivors include his parents Beverly and John Willits of MI., his sister, Debra Hoefling of Florida, his brother David of Florida. He also leaves a son John Paul of Salem, three stepsons Mitch, Randy and Rudy and one grandson, Ezekiel Mora of Californa. He also leaves behind his beloved pets, many friends and family. Family committal at La Pine Community Cemetery. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to US Bank in memory of Michael Willits in care of Cynthia Willits. Baird Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements. u

Today’s Prayer

Surely goodness and love Will follow my way All the days of my life If from his house I don't stray.


Obituaries Michael Voigt Willits

A Cowboy’s Heart

He shows me green pastures Assuring me rest Beside quiet waters He shows me his best.

But what you hope,

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

September VET WATCH By Trisha White, VFW Member, Navy Gulf War Veteran, Assistant Veteran Services Officer Deschutes County, Navy/Army Wife, Veteran Advocate

Veteran Partners and Activities Fishing – The Central Oregon Project Healing Waters chapter is a local volunteer resource for local Veteran Officials to assist active duty personnel, reservist, guard and veterans with physical and emotional rehabilitation through fly fishing, fly tying and related educational out of doors activities. As an extension of the National Healing Waters Project model we work in partnership with the Veteran Administration and the local Trout Unlimited chapter and Central Oregon fishing resources/vendors to aid veterans in their physical, emotional and personal recovery by reintroducing or rebuilding their skills around fly fishing education and using these skills as part of personal development lifelong recreation. Contact Brad Emery at (541) 5365799 or for more information. Golf – Golf fundraiser for Legacy Scholarship Fund (Fallen Soldiers Children) September 11th at Quail Run Golf Course, La Pine. For more information, call Larry (541) 419-0861. Every Wednesday Veterans/spouses get together at Gordy’s for breakfast -0930. Stop in and introduce yourself. Remember if you have at least a 0% service connected rating you are entitled for a few State of Oregon benefits; DMV and State Parks. If you are 30% you get to fish for free and get 50% off of your hunting tags and no fee license. Call 1-800-827-1000 to get your eligibility letter.

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Please excuse us, folks, but last month we had some: Newberry Eagle Bloopers By Newberry Eagle Editor

Please excuse the mistake made in our Recreation Section, August 2010 issue in the following article on page 4. Note in the article below it stated that campgrounds had RV hookups. This information is incorrect. It is “dry” camping only. See corrections:


East Lake: this is the smaller campground, with 29 units. Amenities: boat ramp, fishing, swimming. Altitude: 6,400ft. Cinder Hill: 110 units with RV hookups. Amenities: Hiking, boat ramp, fishing, swimming. Altitude: 6,400ft. Hot Springs: 50 units with RV hookups, but no boat access. Amenities: Hiking and restrooms. Altitude: 6,400ft. Paulina Lake: 50 units with RV hookups. Amenities: boat ramp, hiking, fishing, restrooms. Altitude: 6,350ft. Little Crater: 50 units with beach and swimming areas. Amenities:boat ramp, fishing, restrooms. Altitude: 6,350ft. Newberry or Chief Paulina: group campground, reservations only through National Recreation Reservation Service.

A Message from the Editor in Chief: “Camping at the Crater very enjoyable. Our family camps at Cinder Hill, and loves it! Since Hoodoo has purchased the campgrounds, we see great improvements. Under Hoodoo’s manageArticle and Kayak Photos By Ollie Scheideman ment, Crater camping is a photo very good East Lake background by Theexperience.” Newberry Eagle

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by Bob Cox

Consolidating Retirement Accounts Can Pay Off — in Many Ways Now that fall is officially here, change is everywhere. The days are shorter and cooler and, in many places, the trees are bursting with color. In preparation for the long winter, squirrels gather nuts and put many of them together in one place. If you’re nearing retirement, you might be able to learn something from our furry friends, as you, too, may want to consolidate some of your assets — in particular, your retirement accounts — as you prepare for a new season in your life. You might be surprised at the number of retirement accounts you’ve accumulated over time. For example, you may have 401(k) plans with a few employers, along with IRAs that you’ve established with different financial services companies. If you were to consolidate all these accounts with just one provider, you might find several key advantages. Possibly the biggest benefit of consolidating your accounts is that it may make it easier for you to track and manage your retirement assets. Once you retire, you could choose to do any number of things:

travel the world, pursue your hobbies, volunteer or even open a small business or do some consulting. But whichever retirement lifestyle you choose to follow, you will need to know how much you can afford to withdraw each year, how you can stay ahead of inflation and how best to control your investment-related taxes. You may find it easier to accomplish these things if you have a single, unified investment strategy — and it may be easier to develop such a strategy if you have all your retirement accounts at one place, possibly under the guidance of a single financial advisor. You’ll also find some other benefits to consolidating your retirement accounts: * Less fees — You may be paying fees to several different providers for maintaining your retirement accounts. You might be able to reduce these fees by consolidating your accounts with one provider. * Less trouble calculating distributions — Once you reach 70½, you’ll need to take withdrawals, or distributions, from your 401(k) and your traditional IRA.

Los Tres Caballos-The Three Horses Some friends came into town and we wanted to go for Mexican food. I suggested we go to El Caporal. I drove over and waited for them to arrive and realized that the sign was now Los Tres Caballos (The Three Horses). I stood outside so they would see me. We were all surprised. Hold on! It is the same restaurant. (There are five in the chain of El Caporals.) A family of several brothers and their extended families own and run the individual restaurants from Tumalo to La Pine. Apparently the new one, fifteen miles away, in Sunriver has made it “weird” for the La Pine restaurant and the local owner decided to make a name change, get a new sign, reduce prices a little and keep the same great food rolling out of their kitchen for all of their loyal customers. (Always a good meal, I had a delicious fish taco dish, my friends tried burritos and enjoyed them, too.) The 3 Horses features drink and din-

ner specials, and a full menu of your favorite Mexican specialties. They are especially adept at seafood and beef, but no one will complain about the chicken items or the wonderful pork dishes. The drinks are a highlight for anyone who loves a good margarita and now they have mojitos, too! The staff will serve you items from either menu and make you a fresh, restaurant cooked meal to order. Portions are generous and while you wait there are delicious chips and good salsa for dipping. -Newberry Eagle Staff Reports u

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(This requirement does not apply to a Roth IRA.) It’s not that hard to calculate these required minimum distributions from a single IRA or a single 401(k), but if you have a mix of these accounts at different places, you might have to do a lot of number crunching. If all your accounts were held at the same place, you may have an easier time. * Less chance of forgetting assets — You may find it hard to believe, but plenty of people lose track of their 401(k)s, IRAs and other retirement accounts. In fact, the National Registry of Unclaimed Retirement Benefits lists more than 50,000 individuals who are owed benefits from 401(k)s, profit-sharing plans or IRAs and either can’t be reached or don’t respond to inquiries. But if you hold all your retirement accounts in one place, you may be less likely to “misplace” them than if you kept them in several different financial institutions. Just as summer turns to autumn and autumn turns to winter, the seasons of your life follow one another in seemingly rapid

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succession. So when you enter your retirement season, make sure you’re prepared — and one way to help that preparation is to consider consolidating your retirement accounts. This article was written by Edward Jones for use by your local Edward Jones Financial Advisor. Edward Jones and its financial advisors are not tax advisors. Please consult with your qualified professional regarding your particular situation. This article was written by Edward Jones for use by your local Edward Jones financial advisor. See Bob Cox’ ad on this page. u

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Calendar of Events 18th Gardening for Winter Class at L & S Gardens - see details below.


18th SUNRIVER UNLEASHED DOG-FRIENDLY FUN If you’ve attended our “Dog Day in May” in the past, you’re bound to enjoy this new “Sunriver Unleashed” event for your canine friend(s)! Dog vendors and booths, community dog race/walk, agility course, demos and shows, and much more! Definitely a dog-friendly extravaganza! For more information, visit

3rd - 5th L & S GARDENS LABOR DAY SALE Labor Day Sale, starting

21st LA PINE GRANGE OPEN HOUSE/POT LUCK Come on down to the Grange Hall on Morson (1 block north of the Prairie House) and enjoy an evening of great food and conversation.You can learn more about the folks that are in the Grange. Potluck starts at 6pm (the business meeting starts at 7pm). For more information about Grange call Dot at 541-5362197. The Grange is a non profit organization that is focused on the local enrichment and education of it’s community, and who’s efforts and energy is used to help rural Americans with legislative action.

have a story to tell us. Learn to identify constellations in our night sky. FREE presentation. 541.592.439 Observatory will be open for regular night sky viewing after Constellations program from 9:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. $6 Adults $4 Children ages 2-12 SNCO members free. 7:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m

Friday, September 3 and continuing September 4-5-6. Hours are Friday and Saturday 9-5 p.m. Sunday and Monday 10-4 p.m. All plants, trees and shrubs 40% off marked prices. Fountains 30% off marked prices. Bagged compost, planting mixes and bagged bark nuggets 20% off marked prices. For more information contact L & S Gardens at 541-5362049 or go to their website at:

3rd & 17th OWL PROWLS at the Sunriver Nature Center. 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Take a walk with a naturalist at dusk to explore and see the different nocturnal creatures at Sunriver. Adults $4 Children ages 2-12 $2 SNCO members are free. Pre-registration required by 3:30 p.m. day of walk. 541.593.4394 or 4th LA PINE GRANGE FLEA MARKET (& trading post)...Held the first Saturday EVERY MONTH (year round) from 10 till 3. Come experience the origin of “networking”. Shop in a wholesome family environment for new/used items, collectibles, antiques, fresh eggs, one of a kind crafts and art. Vendor fees are the most affordable in Central Oregon. The venue is open year round and expands to include the outdoor shopping space as the weather permits. For La Pine Grange Flea Market Call Pam at 541-536-3007. The Grange Flea Market is at the Grange Hall on Morson (one block North of The Prairie House). 4th & 5th FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY BOOK SALE Sunriver Area Public

Library will hold their semi-annual used book sale at the Library in the Sunriver Business Park, 568 Venture Lane. Hours will be 10am - 5pm Saturday and 1pm - 5pm on Sunday. Thousands of fiction and non-fiction books in all types of genres are available. Hardbacks ar $1, paperbacks are $.50, and others are as marked. For more information, contact Kathie Thatcher at 541-593-3318.

4th & 5th SO LONG FOR SUMMER event at Sunriver Village shops. Enjoy the last days of summer in the village and watch a concert in courtyard, shop the sidewalk sales, get some free balloons for the kids and have some fun! For more information, visit http://www.villageatsunriver. com


DAY PARTY at the La Pine Event Center/Old White School Complex. Together the La Pine Community will celebrate the “Heart & Spirit” of La Pine with a Community & Business Expo, Music, Entertainment, Food and Fun. Businesses, service providers, vendors, artists, musicians, non-profit organizations...all are invited to join known and get to know...all that our community has to offer. For more information contact the Chamber Office at 541-536-9771. Everybody is invited.

See Schedule and more info on page 13.

24th SEEDING A SENSE OF PLACE with Gail Wells, award-winning writer, as she leads a conversation project provided by the Oregon Council for the Humanities. The human sense of place – the recognition of beauty or meaning in a landscape is crucial in shaping people’s responses to land-use decisions. Share how we as individuals and collectively expand those meanings through storytelling and public policy. FREE presentation from 7:00pm-8:00pm. 541.593.4394 or 29th TEEN GAME DAY at La Pine Library from 1:00pm-3:00pm. Check Myspace and Facebook, do homework, play games with your friends. Staff member in room; free and open to 6th-12th graders. The library is located at 16425 1st Street.



Activity Center. CHECK calendar on line 11th & 12th FOURTH ANNUAL LA PINE SPORTSMAN JAMBOREE for time and any date changes.

Gun, Knife, Coin & Collectible Show at the La Pine Senior Activity Center, 9:00am - 5:00pm on Saturday, 9:00am - 3:00pm on Sunday. Admission is $5.00 or $4.00 with trade gun, Children 12 and under admitted free with an adult. Great home cooked food available for purchase. Call for exhibit or information and reservations 541-536-6237.

15th TEEN PIZZA TASTE OFF! Who makes the best pizza in La Pine? Vote on your favorite, plus other pizza-related activities! Librarian in room; free and open to 6th-12th graders. From 1:30-3:30 at La Pine Public Library, 16425 1st Street. 17th - 19th SUNRIVER FESTIVAL OF CARS Enjoy the northwest’s premier car enthusiast weekend! The Sunriver Festival of Cars is a fun, lowkey car enthusiast event like no other. The main event is the one-day Festival held at Sunriver Resort on their beautiful Meadows Golf Course driving range, located directly behind the Sunriver Resort Lodge, 17600 Center Dr. Sunriver, OR . For more information, visit

Education Preparing Your Garden for WinteR CLASS

Saturday, September 18 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. This is a hands on class presented by Linda Stephenson in her gardens at the nursery. The cost of the class is $10 per person. Pre-registration is required and payment at the time of registration. Linda will go over pruning of trees, shaping of shrubs and preparing perennials for the winter. Each participant is asked to wear their garden clothes and bring gloves. For more information, call L&S Gardens at (541) 536-2049 or visit

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Announcements ARTISTS OF 97707 The annual 97707 Art Exhibit will open at the Sunriver Area Public Library on September 12, 2010 and will continue until October 29. The show, which includes a variety of media -- oil paintings, watercolors, pastels, ceramics, woodwork and jewelry -- is all the work of local artists, either residents of or who own property located in the 97707 zip code. This exhibit started when residents of Sunriver approached the Library, asking to display their art. The art committee of the Friends of the Sunriver Area Public Library decided to use the 97707 zip code boundaries as the criteria for eligibility to show during this “local artists” exhibit, since library services extend to areas outside Sunriver’s boundaries.  The 97707 Art Exhibit has continued to be staged each year in September and October.  A number of the artists whose work has been shown in past 97707 Art Exhibits have been selected for their own exhibits at the Library and new artists appear each year. The public is invited to view this display of work by local artists during library hours. The exhibit is free and open to the public. For questions about library hours call 541-312-1080.

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CONGRATULATIONS to the FIND THE SIGN GAME Winner, Teri Garner of Sunriver. ANSWER: 27 SIGNS

New Awana Club Opening

A new AWANA Club year is about to start at Living Water Church. Open House and Registration Night is: Wednesday, September 15th, Doors Open at 6 p.m. The church is located on the corner of Burgess & Primrose Lane. For more information please call the church office at: (541) 536-1215

Contributions Needed

CAG (Deschutes County Citizens Action Group) is requesting contributions of your “good, saleable” items for our 4th Annual Fundraiser Yard Sale. Proceeds are used to pay attorney fees associated with CAG’s efforts to rescind the “Back Door” Local Rule. This ordinance is still “in force” and affects every septic owner in South Deschutes County. Help us help you! Call 536-2547, 536-9335, or 536-3078 for pick up.

Fort Rock Homestead Village Museum Quilt Show Exhibit September 10-12, 2010

Oil Painting titled “Sunriver” by Barbara Bailey

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

NOTICE OF PUBLIC OUTREACH MEETING AltaRock Energy and Davenport Newberry

Fort Rock, OR - The Fort Rock Valley Historical Society will hold a Quilt Show September 10-12th. “Celebrating Oregon’s Heritage” is the theme, and a great example of how history has been preserved at the Fort Rock Homestead Village Museum is shown in area buildings that have been moved from their original locations to the museum site just west of modern day Fort Rock. Recently, the old Fort Rock Store was moved to the museum and volunteers are currently working to restore the building to resemble that of its origin. The Fort Rock Valley Historical Society’s QUILT SHOW highlighting period and modern day quilts will take place during the Judy Fine and Maria Cade of Fort Rock Homesteaders Reunion weekend, demonstrate a quilting technique. September 10-12 from 10am – 4pm each day. Discover vintage and modern style quilts, period demonstrations and information relating to the history of the homestead era at the museum located at 64696 Fort Rock Rd. For more information, call 541-576-2251 or 541-576-2468. Admission: $4. adults; $2. students 5-17; children under 5 are free.

Grand Opening Celebration at Rosland Elementary Public is Invited - Tuesday September 14 at 5PM 52350 Rease Drive, La Pine Meet teachers, tour, enjoy refreshments, and hear local leaders about how this new school is already benefitting students and your community.

Tuesday, September 21st – 6-8 pm Bend Senior Center, 1600 SE Reed Market Road, Bend, OR AltaRock will describe the project plans and hold an open forum to discuss questions and concerns from all interested parties. AltaRock will provide refreshments. We look forward to meeting you there. Contact AltaRock:Kimberly Van Hall (415) 331-0130

DEQ Groundwater Meeting– Public is Welcome

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First Steering Committee Convenes - For the So. Deschutes & No. Klamath County Groundwater Protection Project. Thursday, September 9, 2010 - 6:00 PM At La Pine Senior Activity Center 16450 Victory Way, La Pine, Oregon Contact Robert Baggett at 541-633-2036 email

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Lisa and Chance Steffey SPORTS & RECREATION

Outdoors with The La Pine Peddler Article and Photos By Ollie Scheideman I Used To Couldn’t Spell “Spelunker”, Now I Are One! It was as if the earth just opened her mouth and swallowed the four of us whole. This is how we felt as my wife, my granddaughter, her friend, and I climbed down the steps and were “consumed” by the entrance to the Lava River Cave. This amazing tunnel was formed many years ago as molten lava flowed through basalt rock leaving a void in its path. At eighty feet beneath Highway 97, and over a mile in from the mouth of the cave, my granddaughter said, “Wow, this is really cool!” She was right, both figuratively and literally; the inside temperature of the lava tube remains a constant 40 degrees year around. A 20 minute drive up the road from La Pine brings you to the mouth of this awesome lava tube. At 1.2 miles long, The Lava River Cave is billed as Oregon’s longest lava tube. Exploring this cave is an adventure not to be missed, especially on a hot Central Oregon day. The Lava River Cave is part of the Newberry National Volcanic Monument of the Deschutes National Forest which extends from Paulina Peak in the south, to Lava Butte in the north, encompassing the whole Newberry Caldera and, of course, is part of the National Parks System. The cave was discovered in 1889 by a local trapper named Leander Dillman

who used the cave’s cool temperature to keep his venison fresh. The cave was known as “Dillman’s Cave” until 1921 when Mr. Dillman was convicted of a crime and the cave’s name was changed to “The Lava River Tunnel”. So long, Mr. Dillman! For a small $4.00 fee, you can rent a “torch” (a Coleman Lantern) and enter the cave and that’s when the adventure begins. Dark, dark, dark - it is really dark in the cave - as in you can’t see your hand in front of your face, dark. Although the cave is a perfect bat habitat, we did not see any. As the cave slowly slopes down hill, the sandy floor gradually comes up to meet the roof of the cave. So, that while some of the rooms (or vaults) are huge, the space eventually becomes so small that you will be crawling on your hands and knees to reach the very end. At that point there is a small room that is almost big enough to stand up in. The four of us spent about 4 hours exploring this incredible cave. We emerged from the mouth of the cave with dirt on our jeans and smiles on our faces. Laundry detergent, $5.99... exploring a lava tube (spelunking) with your granddaughter, priceless! u

Wild River Folks Big Deschutes River Event By Judy Keller © 2010 The annual July Wild River Subdivision was a ‘wild success.’ We had 19 water craft – mostly kayaks with 22 people. The venture began at Tenino Boat Ramp below Wickiup Reservoir and take out was at Bull Bend Campground’s boat ramp. We saw two Bald Eagles and lots of terrain during the float. No one flipped, but many did get wet with water cannons. On this hot day, some folks from shore begged to get hit with water. The water activity was followed by an old fashion potluck with the ‘bestest’ of cooks. We met at Don and Marlene Deisch’s front carport and front parking area…Thanks are in order to Steve James and assisted by Brian Weigert for heading up the float and Don and Marlene Deisch for all of the event planning. u Photography by Judy Keller © 2010

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Don’t Fail Your Child Before School Starts – Schedule a Back-To-School Eye Examination

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Submitted by Dr. Graham Balcer, OD at La Pine Eyecare Clinic Almost 80% of what a child learns in school is presented visually. It stands to reason then, that good vision is essential to learning. Yet studies show only 31% of children between the ages of 6 and 16 have an annual eye exam, according to Dr. Graham Balcer, Optometric Physician. And 70% of children under 6 years, the age at which most vision problems can be treated before permanent damage occurs, have never had an eye exam. “Some 20 million children will go back to school this year with a vision problem that may interfere with their ability to learn and contribute to disciplinary problems,” Dr. Balcer said. But what about “Vision Screenings” performed by a school nurse or a pediatrician? Won’t they detect vision problems? “According to a study by the National Institutes of Health, vision-screening methods detected only 40 - 65% of children with vision problems,” Dr. Balcer said. “Every child should have a comprehensive eye health examination.” Dr. Balcer said. “Even if a child has passed a vision screening, a comprehensive exam can reveal problems that would go undetected in a screening. And if a vision problem is detected, your family eye doctor can begin treatment immediately.” Dr. Balcer owns and practices at La Pine Eyecare Clinic, located at 16410 Third Street in La Pine and is a member of Vision Source, the nation’s number one network of private practice optometrists. Founded in 1991, The Vision Source network includes more than 2,100 offices in all 50 states and in Canada. See Dr. Graham Balcer's ad above for oontact information. u

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September 2010 Newberry Eagle  

This month's theme is "Back to School" and Education and is packed with fun articles and information on gearing up for school, or simply lea...

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