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The Nugget Vol. XLIII No. 3


News and Opinion from Sisters, Oregon

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Students big winners in tech competition By Charlie Kanzig Correspondent

Sisters Middle School teacher Jeff Schiedler’s seventh- and eighth-grade technology class is one of two in Oregon to win the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Contest, resulting in a prize worth $15,000 in technology supplies and equipment. Clear Creek Middle School in Gresham was the other Oregon winner. According to a press release from the contest organizers, the nationwide competition challenges students in grades 6-12 to creatively use STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) skills to address real-world issues in their communities. Schiedler, who is new to Sisters School District this year following a number of years teaching math in Redmond, got an e-mail about the Samsung Challenge and presented it to his class to see if they were interested. They enthusiastically decided to go for it and proceeded to brainstorm ideas before landing on a plan to develop a system for making drivers safer through


According to a state report released near the end of 2019, homelessness among schoolaged children affects families in every school district in Oregon, including Sisters. By federal law under the McKinney-Vento Act, homeless children and youth are “those who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence.” Oregon has one of the highest rates in the nation for homelessness among students. Statewide, homelessness among school-aged children increased by 2 percent, while Sisters’ numbers dropped slightly.


Sisters Science Fair off for 2020 By Jim Cornelius Editor in Chief

phase of the contest and win additional prizes and educational opportunities. Schiedler spoke to the school board in person on Wednesday, January 8 and expressed how happy he is to have his family living

The long-running Sisters Science Fair scheduled for March has been cancelled as the Sisters Science Club and the Sisters School District work on a plan to carry the event into the next decade. The Sisters Science Club has taken the lead on the event over the past eight years. As Sisters Science Fair Director Carol Packard noted last year, “Usually science fairs depend on teachers and invite the public. In Sisters, the public is inviting the teachers!” Cal Allen, one of the pioneering members of the Sisters Science Club, told The Nugget that he and others needed to take a step back, and they made a proposal to the Sisters School District to take the lead on the event,

See COMPETITION on page 18

See SCIENCE on page 18


The Sisters Middle School tech class and teacher Jeff Schiedler brought home a big prize from the Samsung corporation and look forward to further competition. creating flashing signs that indicate if the surface of the road is coated with black ice. “The projects are supposed to find solutions to local problems, so this one really fits where we live here in Central Oregon,” said Schiedler. Sisters Middle School is among the nation’s 100 state

Homelessness affects students in Sisters By Charlie Kanzig


For the 2018-19 school year, 20 different families accounting for a total of 39 students were counted as homeless under the McKinney-Vento Act in the Sisters School District, which is just over 3 percent of the District’s student population. The numbers are down slightly from the previous two school years that included 44 in 2017-18 and 49 in 2016-17. This definition is much broader than most people realize. Dawn Cooper, who works for the Sisters School District and Family Access Network (FAN), serves as the District’s homeless student See HOMELESS on page 19

winners (representing all 50 states). In addition to the $15,000 prize, the school will receive a Samsung video kit to create and submit a threeminute video that showcases their project development and how it addresses the issue. The video will be used for the chance to advance to the next

Law enforcement in ‘Old Sisters’ By Sue Stafford Correspondent

As the City of Sisters works out how best to provide law-enforcement services as the community grows and changes, the idea of creating a municipal police force returns to the fore. Sisters has been there before. The city of Sisters was originally platted in 1901, but the citizens didn’t approve incorporation until 1946 (vote was 115 for, 61 against). According to the Deschutes Pioneer Gazette, quoting Alvin Cyrus, one of the early buildings in town was a one-person jail. Longtime Sisters resident the late Homer Shaw said Sisters made it into “Ripley’s Believe It or Not” for having the only


In the mid-1990s, Sisters PD operated out of offices in Sisters’ old City Hall, which stood on the site of Fir Street Park. known jail that never housed a prisoner. The tiny jail was constructed out of 2-by-6 boards with a door fashioned

by town blacksmith Hardy Allen out of spokes from old See OLD SISTERS on page 23

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Letters to the Editor…

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To the Editor: Before Mr. Trump took office, Iran was abiding by agreements made about weapons of mass destruction. International inspectors certified that this was true. Our two countries were at peace, more or less. Three years into Trump’s administration, we are closer to war with Iran than we have ever been. Trump slowly but surely eroded our shaky peace with Iran first by upping his rhetoric, then by imposing sanctions, next by upping the rhetoric even more, and now by killing one of their leaders. Who can blame Iran for reacting? Our country would do the same thing. The American Constitution gives Congress the authority to declare war, not the president. Congress has let this authority slip from its hands over the years, and look at the result. And yes, most countries would see a drone strike killing an important leader of another country as an act of war. We certainly would. Do we really want another war in the Middle East? How many thousands of people would die, most of them decent people just trying to live their lives as best they can? How many billions of dollars would we have to borrow from China to finance this war? Making war is distracting us from the most important battle of our time —fighting climate change. This should be the only issue on the table in every country of our world. Paula Surmann




To the Editor: On Monday, January 6, over 85 people gathered at FivePine Lodge to learn about a new PAC called Strengthening Central Oregon Political Action Committee (SCOPAC). SCOPAC is a new volunteer-run, bipartisan organization being formed to support pragmatic problem-solvers with a common-sense agenda in Deschutes, Jefferson and Crook counties. I want to thank everyone who attended and extend an invitation to others to learn more. At a time when our national politics have become so divisive, it is inspiring to see how our community strives to work together. This new PAC will provide training, funding, and practical support like childcare and meals to candidates so that more women and others from

underrepresented communities might run to give us better representation of all voices in our community. To learn more, go to On behalf of SCOPAC and the whole host committee, thank you again to all those who came to learn more, show their support, and donate to support more pragmatic problemsolvers in Deschutes, Jefferson and Crook county public offices. Vanessa Wilkins




To the Editor: I was disgusted to learn how badly Ray’s Food Place in Sisters has consistently scored on the state’s health inspections (See story page 9.) The Oregonian recently published this health violations report: The grocery store’s most recent inspection showed 10 high-risk violations and six repeat issues including mouse droppings near the sandwich prep table, meat at unsafe temperatures and lack of hand-washing. Ray’s ranked 13 out of 21 stores with the worst ratings in Oregon (out of more than 1,100 stores statewide). A “heavy buildup of brown/black sludgetype material” inside fountain drink nozzles does not happen due to one missed cleaning. In addition, “brown slime buildup” on produce baskets containing green onions and “considerable buildup of milk solids” on the dairy case floor and racks demonstrate long-term inattention to health and safety. The Sisters community deserves to know if Ray’s will finally take these ongoing health violations seriously and act to address them. Also, we need to know the company’s plans to make safety a higher priority in the future – it is disturbing to see a pattern of sanitation violations in past years. These plans must include continuing employee education because inspectors have frequently found lack-of-knowledge of proper food handling. In the most recent inspection, inspectors observed an employee sticking an unsanitized thermometer in chicken See LETTERS on page 16

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Implementing Sisters Country Vision By Janel Ruehl Correspondent

As the Sisters Country Vision celebrates its first anniversary, those working hard to bring the Vision Action Plan to life celebrate some notable progress and look forward to another year of collaborative, communityled action. The Vision Implementation Team, led by Mayor Chuck Ryan and County Commissioner Patti Adair, has been meeting regularly to share progress updates on different strategies, identify priorities, and work together to find solutions to challenges. The team’s mission is to “implement the vision action plan and prioritize projects through a transparent, balanced, and inclusive process.” The 17-member team is comprised of representatives from local organizations listed as a lead partner on three or more items in the action plan, along with a current student at Sisters High School, and two unaffiliated community members. Along with members of the Vision Implementation Team, other local organizations have taken a lead on one or more of the four vision focus areas in the past year. Age-Friendly Sisters Country, a new non-profit, has stepped up to tackle several Livable Sisters vision strategies. With a new Affordable Housing Work Group and a new volunteer medical ride-sharing database project in the works, these local leaders are demonstrating tremendous initiative. They also took on a Resilient Sisters strategy, securing official recognition of Sisters as a member of the Worldwide Age-Friendly Community Network; one of only seven communities in Oregon! “Sisters is a leader and model for the Age-Friendly movement; working to ensure that people of all ages and abilities can thrive and prosper, ” says AFSC’s Dixie Eckford. In addition to AFSC’s work, improved transportation options are also coming to Sisters Country via Cascades East Transit in 2020. CET is adding expanded Saturday service and three new stops (Tumalo, Cascades Mall and St. Charles) to the existing route 29 between Sisters and Bend. They are also adding Tuesday service to their dial-aride program.

Progress on Resilient Sisters strategies also include the updated Community Wildfire Protection Plan and the new Deschutes County Wildfire Mitigation Advisory Committee. This committee is working with county staff to develop recommendations on how newly adopted building codes could better meet wildfire preparedness goals in Sisters. “If the new building codes are adopted it will reduce the loss of homes to fires within Sisters Country,” says Fire Chief Roger Johnson. The Sisters-Camp Sherman Fire District is also working with statewide and national partners on the FirstNet rollout, which will bring expanded communications connectivity to the Camp Sherman area and fill in gaps in connection along Hwy. 20. Prosperous Sisters strategies focused on Artisanal Capital, and a vibrant local economy also saw progress in 2019. A local group of entrepreneurs, assisted by EDCO Sisters Director Caprielle Lewis, has launched a new network called the Sisters Country Entrepreneurs and Executives Network (SCEEN). They will plan 4-6 “meet-ups” annually to connect and support local business owners, remote workers, and start-up companies with resources, mentorship, and networking opportunities. A new partnership between the Sisters Arts Alliance and the City will expand Sisters’ public art program and includes funding for new art pedestals in 2020. Meanwhile, several Connected Sisters strategies have been advanced by ­Citizens4Community (C4C). The nonprofit is developing a Community-Builders network and has presented many events — like a Let’s Talk series, a First Amendment forum, collaboration/ facilitation workshops and a community sing — to foster engagement, leadership, inclusion and collaboration. “We’ve been working on Vision activities for two years — since the beginning of the community input process. It’s great to see momentum continuing into implementation and the collaboration from individuals and groups throughout the area. It just further energizes C4C. We anticipate another busy year!” said C4C’s Amy Burgstahler. Visit

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Ann Richardson joins Land Trust Ann Richardson of Sisters has joined the Deschutes Land Trust’s Board of Directors. She brings unique skills, expertise, and passion for conserving land in Central Oregon to the Land Trust. Richardson has lived in Sisters since 1999. She has been executive staff for two nonprofits, Sisters Folk Festival and Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show. She is currently the board treasurer for Sisters Trails Alliance and has served as board president for the Sisters Area Chamber

of Commerce. Ann’s current business, AHRichardson Nonprofit Consulting, capitalizes on her experience as both a board member and executive, providing advisory services to small-to-mediumsized nonprofits. Ann and her husband, Clyde, love to hike, bike, whitewater raft and travel around the West. “I’ve admired the work of the Land Trust for years and am honored to be helping to guide an organization that


See RICHARDSON on page 11

Steve Lent, Bowman Museum’s historian, will present “The Rise of the Timber Industry in Central Oregon” at FivePine Conference Center as part of the Three Sisters Historical Society Fireside Stories Evenings.

Edie Jones appointed to school board By Charlie Kanzig Correspondent

Edie Jones became the newest member of the Sisters School Board following a unanimous vote at the monthly Board meeting held Wednesday, January 8. Jones got the nod over two other candidates who had applied for the position. She will take over the remainder of the term vacated by Amanda Clarke, which will run until June 30, 2021. Two other community members, Kirk Schlemlein and Jeff Stolasz, also applied

to be considered for the position. Board Chairman Jay Wilkins said, “I am so grateful to all the talented and capable candidates who were willing to serve on the School Board. Any of the applicants would have been great, but we landed on Edie due to her deep expertise in early childhood and development.” In other business, Sherry Joseph, business manager for the District, announced that Sisters School District will be acquiring three new buses at a See BOARD on page 17

Author to describe timber history By Sue Stafford Correspondent

Timber and railroads were what built and supported Central Oregon in the early 20th century. Local historian Steve Lent, of the Bowman Museum in Prineville, will bring that time alive with his photographic presentation of “The Rise of the Timber Industry in Central Oregon” on Tuesday, January 21, 7 p.m., at the Three Sisters Historical Society Fireside Stories Evening at FivePine Conference Center. Lent, a Prineville native, is well-known in the area for his keen interest in local history. His guided history tours and local presentations are always

popular events as he shares lively stories and vintage photos of significant historical events, people, and places throughout Central Oregon. The earliest mills were small local operations to provide lumber for homesteaders and early ranchers to build homes and barns. Those mills, numbering in the hundreds, were either steam or water powered and had limited production capabilities. When the timber supply began to be exhausted in the northern woods of the Midwest, large timber operations looked to the West to acquire large holdings in Central Oregon. The area was covered by dense forests of ponderosa pine, so large

they were called “monarchs” – 165 feet tall and four feet around. Lumberman M. J. Scanlon of Minnesota purchased 16,000 acres of forest in Central Oregon in 1898. Dr. Dwight Brooks, also from Minnesota, joined Scanlon in purchasing more timberland in Deschutes County. They then waited for the necessary rail lines to be built (1911) to carry finished lumber out of their proposed BrooksScanlon mill, which eventually produced 625,000 board feet of lumber per day in 1926. Lent will relay the history of that mill as well as See TIMBER on page 15

SISTERS AREA MEETING CALENDAR East of the Cascades Quilt Guild 4th Wednesday (September-June), Stitchin’ Post. All are welcome. 541-549-6061. Al-Anon Mon., noon, Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church. / Thurs., 10 a.m., Friends of the Sisters Library Board Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church. of Directors 2nd Tuesday, 9 to 11 a.m., 541-549-8737 or 541-549-1527. Sisters Alcoholics Anonymous Thurs. & Go Fish Fishing Group 3rd Monday, Sun., 7 p.m., Episcopal Church of the 7 p.m. Sisters Community Church. All Transfiguration / Sat., 8 a.m., Episcopal ages welcome. 541-771-2211. Church of the Transfiguration / Mon., Heartwarmers (fleece blanketmakers) 5 p.m., Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 1 p.m., Sisters City Church / Big Book study, Tues., noon, Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church / Hall. Materials provided. 541-408-8505. Gentlemen’s meeting, Wed., 7 a.m., Hero Quilters of Sisters Thursday, 1 to Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church / 4 p.m. 541-549-1028 or 541-719-1230. Sober Sisters Women’s meeting, Thurs., Citizens4Community, Let’s Talk noon, Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church / Step & Tradition meeting, Fri., 3rd Monday, 5:30 to 8 p.m. RSVP at noon, Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church. 541-548-0440. Military Parents of Sisters Meetings are held quarterly; please call for details. Alzheimer’s & Dementia Caregiver 541-388-9013. Support Group 1st Tuesday, noon, Sisters City Hall. 800-272-3900. Oregon Band of Brothers – Sisters Chapter Wednesdays, 11:30 a.m., Black Butte Ranch Bridge Club Tuesdays, 12:30 p.m., BBR community Takoda’s Restaurant. 541-549-6469. room. Partner required. 541-595-6236. SAGE (Senior Activities, Gatherings & Enrichment) Monday-Friday, 11 a.m. Central Oregon Fly Tyers Guild to 4 p.m. at Sisters Park & Recreation For Saturday meeting dates and District. 541-549-2091. location, email: Sisters Aglow Lighthouse Central OR Spinners and Weavers 4th Saturday, 10 a.m., Ponderosa Lodge Guild One Saturday per month, Jan. Meeting Room. 503-930-6158. thru Oct. For schedule: 541-639-3217. Sisters Area Photography Club Council on Aging of Central Oregon Senior Lunch Tuesdays, noon, Sisters 2nd Wednesday, 4 p.m., Sisters Library Community Church. 541-480-1843. community room. 541-549-6157.


Sisters Area Woodworkers 1st Tuesday, 7 to 9 p.m. 541-639-6216. Sisters Astronomy Club 3rd Tuesday, 7 p.m., SPRD. 541-549-8846. Sisters Bridge Club Thursdays, 12:30 p.m., The Pines Clubhouse. Novices welcomed. 541-549-9419. Sisters Caregiver Support Group 3rd Tues., 10:30 a.m., The Lodge in Sisters. 541-771-3258. Sisters Cribbage Club Wednesdays, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Ray’s Food Place community room. 541-923-1632. Sisters Habitat for Humanity Board of Directors 4th Tuesday, 6 p.m. Location information: 541-549-1193. Sisters Kiwanis Thursdays, 7 to 8:30 a.m., Brand 33 Restaurant at Aspen Lakes. 541-410-2870.

Sisters Trails Alliance Board 1st Monday, 5 p.m. Sisters Library. Public welcome. 808-281-2681. Sisters Veterans Thursdays, noon, Takoda’s Restaurant. 541-903-1123. Three Sisters Irrigation District Board of Directors 1st Tuesday, 4 p.m., TSID Office. 541-549-8815. Three Sisters Lions Club 1st Thursday, noon, Ray’s Food Place community room. 541-419-1279. VFW Post 8138 and American Legion Post 86 1st Wednesday, 6:30 p.m., Sisters City Hall. 541-903-1123. Weight Watchers Thursdays, 8:30 a.m. weigh-in, Sisters Community Church. 541-602-2654.


Sisters Parent Teacher Community 2nd Tuesday, 6:30 p.m. at Sisters Saloon. 541-480-5994.

Black Butte School Board of Directors 2nd Tuesday, 5 p.m., Black Butte School. 541-595-6203.

Sisters Parkinson’s Support Group 2nd Tuesday, 2 p.m., The Lodge. 541-668-6599.

Sisters Christian Academy Board of Directors Monthly on a Friday. Call 541-549-4133 for date & time.

Sisters Red Hats 1st Friday. Location information: 541-279-1977. Sisters Rotary Tuesdays, noon, Aspen Lakes Lodge. 541-760-5645.

Sisters School District Board of Directors One Wed. monthly, SSD Admin Bldg. See schedule online at 541-549-8521 x5002.

Sisters Speak Life Cancer Support Group 2nd & 4th Wednesday, 1 p.m. Suttle Tea. 503-819-1723.

Sisters Middle School Parent Collaboration Team 1st Tuesday, 2 p.m., SMS. 541-610-9513.

CITY & PARKS Sisters City Council 2nd & 4th Wednesday, 6:30 p.m., Sisters City Hall. 541-549-6022. Sisters Park & Recreation District Board of Directors 2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 5:30 p.m., SPRD bldg. 541-549-2091. Sisters Planning Commission 3rd Thursday, 5:30 p.m., Sisters City Hall. 541-549-6022.

FIRE & POLICE Black Butte Ranch Police Dept. Board of Directors Meets monthly. 541-595-2191 for time & date. Black Butte Ranch RFPD Board of Directors 4th Thursday, 9 a.m., Black Butte Ranch Fire Station. 541-595-2288. Cloverdale RFPD Board of Directors 3rd Wed., 7 p.m., 67433 Cloverdale Rd. 541-548-4815. Sisters-Camp Sherman RFPD Board of Directors 3rd Tuesday, 5 p.m., Sisters Fire Hall, 541-549-0771. Sisters-Camp Sherman RFPD Drills Tuesdays, 7 p.m., Sisters Fire Hall, 301 S. Elm St. 541-549-0771. This listing is for regular Sisters Country meetings; email information to


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Sisters Folk Festival begins ★ ★ ★ HALLIE SCHWARTZ ★ ★ ★ SAM NICKLOUS ★ ★ ★ building Basketball players earn Athlete of the Month honors renovation S P O N S O R E D B Y S K I I N N TA P R O O M A N D H O T E L

hard work, commitment, and dedication. “Due to her dedication and work ethic she has really elevated her game as a player. She is our starting varsity point guard, which is a new role for her,” Brown said. “She has become our most consistent scorer and leads our team in a variety of statistical categories. Her teammates respect her because of her consistently positive attitude and look up to her on and off the basketball court. She is a true point guard from a leadership and skill standpoint. Boys basketball Coach Rob Jensen praised Nicklous’ commitment in the face of adversity. “Sam has really K RRY BALDOC stepped up and PHOTO BY JE

Two Outlaws basketball players have earned Athlete of the Month status for the month of December. Athletes are chosen by polling coaches in the season’s sports programs. Hallie Schwartz and Sam Nicklous were both recognized for exceptional dedication and work ethic. Outlaws girls basketball Coach Brittaney Brown said, “Hallie is a consistent leader and positive role model for our girls basketball program. She defines



improved his leadership with the team,” Jensen said. “He is positive and encouraging and works hard through adversity. Sam played through illness and injury through the month of December and really showed some grit. He is very coachable and tries his best to execute game plans and do what is asked of him.”

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Sisters Folk Festival (SFF) has completed the purchase of the Sisters Art Works building and has begun renovations and upgrades in anticipation of the final stage of phase one of the Connected by Creativity Capital Campaign. “We basically have 99 percent of the $1.4 million goal secured,” said Steven Remington, development director and co-chair of the capital campaign that began in August 2017. “It’s been a great experience and simply astonishing how generous the community has been in helping us identify the resources to make this happen.” The building, located at 204 W. Adams Ave. in Sisters, was purchased from Frank and Kathy Deggendorfer, who pledged to sell the building to Sisters Folk Festival for the original 2005 purchase price of $500,000. The sale closed on July 18 of 2019 and the building was appraised at $1,450,000 at that time, making the Deggendorfer’s equity gift to SFF $950,000 – SFF’s largest-ever gift. The Maybelle Clark Macdonald Fund jump-started the campaign with a grant of $225,000 in November of 2018. By the end of 2019, the campaign had received a “topoff” grant of $151,000 from the M.J. Murdock Charitable Fund and a $100,000 gift from the Duncan and Cynthia Campbell Fund of The Oregon Community Foundation, in addition to nearly 150 donations from SFF community See RENOVATION on page 16

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Henderson Lady Outlaws drop two on the hardwood announces bid for reelection By Rongi Yost Correspondent

Deschutes County Commissioner Phil Henderson announced last week that he is seeking reelection as commissioner. Henderson filed his bid for re-election on December 19, 2019 at the Deschutes County Clerk’s Office. Commissioner Henderson is a 30-year resident of Deschutes County and has lived in southeast Bend for the past 22 years. He is completing his first term as commissioner. “As commissioner, my top priority has been helping guide the County with policies that serve all areas of the County and the needs of diverse Deschutes residents,” said Henderson. “I am proud of working to lower the property tax rate for Deschutes County taxpayers and keeping my commitments to make sound decisions and ensure a lean, but thoughtful, county government.” In his announcement, Henderson listed several areas of accomplishment, including efforts to resolve initial challenges with the Deschutes 911 radio system, initiating affordable-housing projects and increasing forest-fire protections throughout the county. “Most recently, Henderson v o t ed f or f unding the Deschutes behavioral health stabilization center and establishment of this winter’s warming center, his statement read. “Henderson voted to allow Deschutes residents to decide this November on a moratorium for additional marijuana grows in the county (the ‘opt-out’) and contributed to planning for significant Deschutes County road system improvements.”

The Lady Outlaws dropped their final two games of the pre-season; a 51-66 loss at Klamath Union (KU) on Saturday, January 4, and a 26-59 loss at home to Madras three days later. Sisters battled hard in their contest against KU in Tuesday’s match-up, and the game marked the first time that the Lady Outlaws basketball team has scored 51 points since 2015 season. Three girls scored in double-digits including Emma Lutz, who led the team with 15 points, and Josie Patton and Ellie Rush followed with 10 points each. Hallie Schwartz added nine points in the Outlaws scoring effort. “We were very pleased with the offensive production from our team as a whole,” said Coach Brittaney Brown. “Throughout the course of the year we have been working very hard on offensive skills at practice and we are hoping what occurred tonight will carry throughout the rest of our season.” Three days later, the Outlaws suffered a big loss at home against a tough, sharp-shooting Madras squad. Sisters got good looks at the basket, but just couldn’t get their shots to fall. At the half they trailed 14-31. Sisters continued to struggle to get points on the scoreboard in the second half and lost by 33. RylieReese Morgan led the Outlaws with seven points, and Josie Aylor and freshman Ashlynn Moffatt each added four. The Outlaws have had to make adjustments due to numerous players out due to injury: Payden Petterson is out with a concussion, Gracen Sundstrom with an ankle injury, Oly Thorson with a knee injury, and Josie Patton has been sick. Hopefully, players will make a quick recovery and be able to play next week.

“Despite the fact that we couldn’t get the ball to fall, the girls continued to play hard and compete throughout the entirety of the game,” said Brown. “Truly, that is all we can ask as coaches when we reflect on each of our games, especially with the variety of injuries we currently have...” Sisters was to play at Cascade on Tuesday, January 14. They will play at home against Woodburn on Friday. The Outlaws were scheduled to open league play with a home game against Newport on Friday, January 10, but Newport decided not to travel in adverse weather; the game will be rescheduled.

We were very pleased with the offensive production — Brittaney Brown


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Chad Rush is a linchpin of Sisters Park & Recreation District By Sue Stafford Correspondent

Chad Rush, recreation programs manager at Sisters Park and Recreation District for the past two years, has spent most of his adult life working with children and teens as a private school administrator, athletic director, and youth athletic coach. He spent 15 years at Portland Lutheran School, which was originally part of Concordia College until it was split off from the college in 1977 as a high school. In 1986, pre-K through eighthgrade classes were added. After leaving Portland Lutheran when it closed, Rush then took a similar position for three years with Western Christian School (formerly Western Mennonite School starting in 1945) which occupies a 45-acre campus in Salem. When reorganization eliminated his position, Rush, his wife, Rory, and their children took “a leap of faith,” as Rush said, and moved to Sisters where Rory became the girls volleyball coach at Sisters High School. They had often vacationed in Central Oregon and were happy to make the move over the mountains. While Rush looked for a job locally, the position became available at SPRD and he applied. His years as a school athletic director and coach, dealing with different teams and sports as well

as seasons, provided some crossover. He has coached boys volleyball and baseball, and his son worked with him when he coached basketball. His work as a school administrator provided plenty of experience working with personnel and clientele. His skillset made him well-suited for the program manager position. He admits that all the public sector rules and regulations involved with a recreation district have provided a steep learning curve. Rush credits both Courtney Snead, former interim executive director, and Jen Holland, the current executive, with being a tremendous help in his learning. Rush believes that through the efforts of Snead and Holland, the SPRD staff, and the board, the organization is “in a much better spot” than when he was hired. He appreciates the fact he has been well-received by the parents and coaches. “It was a good decision to come to Sisters,” Rush told The Nugget. “I have enjoyed the adjustments and changes. I am able to use my skills and strengths to have a positive impact on the kids. I get to see them grow and develop.” Rush works closely with Jason Huber, who is the adult and youth programs coordinator. According to Rush, Huber helps with everything. They share responsibilities for some of the youth athletics because one of them can’t

be in two places at once. As an example, Huber organizes the football and basketball programs while Rush sees to soccer. Huber’s main responsibilities involve the athletic programs for all ages. The recreation programs Rush oversees include all the league activities, summer camps, special vacation camps during the school year, enrichment classes, and the SAGE program (senior activities). Rush’s ideas for the future include providing more programs for teens, building his relationship with the high school coaches, and educating the public to realize that SPRD is much more than just preschool programs and youth athletics, an impression that surfaced during the recent needs assessment. Rush looks forward to building new programs and growing existing ones. He indicated there is capacity for more use of the SPRD building in the afternoons and evenings. SPRD has forged a number of partnerships with other Sisters organizations in order to broaden and strengthen their program offerings. They are currently handling registrations for jujitsu classes at Outlaw Martial Arts and leagues at Cascade Laser Tag. They provide umbrella coverage for a number of committees including the new pickleball club, the lacrosse program, the astronomy club, Sisters labyrinth, and others.


Chad Rush is the recreation programs manager at Sisters Park & Recreation District. They rent gym space from the Sisters School District for their basketball program and the District provides them with two classrooms at the elementary school for the Dragonfly preschool program. Rush was raised in Portland and, after finishing his freshman year in high school at Portland’s Grant High, he boarded for three years at Western Mennonite. He attended Concordia College where he met his wife. Rory was born in Minnesota and her family moved to Portland when she was in middle school. Chad and Rory have four children; three girls and a boy. Their oldest daughter, 22, lives in Woodburn. Their 20-year old son graduated from Sisters High School

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The twenty-somethings and teenagers of Sisters are eligible to apply for the 2020-2021 Rural Organizing Fellowship. The fellowship supports Oregonians between the ages of 16 and 30 working toward positive change and justice in their smalltown, rural, and frontier communities. Youth may apply for the fellowship, or others may nominate them. Applications are due January 31. The Rural Organizing Project (ROP) states that some of the most powerful work being done in rural and small-town areas is often based on volunteering — and may not be called “organizing” by local groups. In other words, you may already be an organizer and not even know it. Organizing is “collaborating with others to take action and make positive changes f o r y o u r c o m m u n i t y, ” Fellowship Coordinator Hannah Harrod told The Nugget. For example, an organizer might coordinate a community garden, walk out of school for a cause, put on a show, or participate in a school club. This year’s fellowship will bring together 15 emerging leaders from around Oregon for skill-building, studying social justice history, and exploring organizing opportunities throughout the state and at home. Fellows will gather at four weekend-long retreats and monthly video calls where they can share strategies, do in-depth trainings, and learn

about strategic rural organizing over the long term. To support fellows’ full participation, ROP will cover their travel, childcare, and interpretation expenses. A wage-replacement stipend of $150 is offered for each retreat. Ideal candidates enjoy meeting new people and building new relationships. They are well-organized “self-starters” who can work independently. Young people who currently live in a city but are ready to move back home to rural Oregon this spring are also welcome. Harrod noted, “We encourage folks of all identities to apply!” Fellowship recipients will network with ROP’s human dignity groups and attend the 2020 Rural Caucus and Strategy Session, meeting with “leaders working for progressive change across the state of Oregon.” A cohort of emerging organizers is expected to emerge. Retreats will be hosted at accessible community spaces and campgrounds. ROP will provide camping gear and bedding as needed. At the eastern edge of Sisters Country in the town of Culver, high school student Maria Mejia-Botero won a fellowship last year.


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A record-breaking performance by senior Lydia Bartlett highlighted results for the Sisters Outlaws in their first meet of 2020 held at the Madras Swim Center on Saturday, January 11. The Madras Invitational was missing some teams this year due to snowy weather, but seven squads, mostly from the 5A and 6A ranks, competed in the meet. Bartlett’s school record came in the 100-yard butterfly; she dominated the field, winning by over six seconds in 1:03.24. Bartlett holds school records in a number of other events, according to Coach Bryn Singleton. “Lydia was part of all three relays’ records and also holds the 100 free, 50 free and 500 free records,”said Singleton. “It’s an amazingly impressive feat that her name is now on nearly every event on the record board.” Bartlett also captured first place in the 100-yard breaststroke, winning by a full seven seconds, in a time of 1:12.13. Bartlett joined Cambria Leaver, Iris Diez, and Lizzie McCrystal in the 200-yard medley relay in which they took third place in a time of 2:23.95. Leaver, Diez, Bartlett and Laura Clem placed fifth in the 200-yard freestyle relay with a time of 2:03.32. Clem (3:00.56) and Leaver (3:02.31) placed fourth and fifth respectively in the 200-yard individual medley. All of the girls are progressing, and Singleton exuded joy over how much the swimmers, particularly the newcomers, improve from week to week. “It’s such a joy to watch the new swimmers improve and how hard they work. Lizzie McCrystal, Makenzie French, Ryan Ilmberger and Tanner Clem are really rising to the challenge of learning a tough new sport,” she said. “Team members are continually asking for advice and working to translate it into the pool, which is all a coach can ask for.” As a team the girls placed fourth with 140 points. Pendleton won the meet with 338 points, followed by The Dalles (278), and Ridgeview (227). Redmond placed fifth (88) and Madras sixth with 77. For the boys, Singleton says that the relay teams are the best that Sisters has had in some time. Sam Mayes,

Osmond Bates, Austen Heuberger and Clayten Heuberger finished fourth in the 400-yard freestyle relay (4:03.74) with Mayes at the anchor achieving the fastest split among the four in 57.27. The quartet placed fifth in the 200-yard freestyle relay in a time of 1:46.67. Other notable performances for the boys team included Osmond Bates’ fourth-place finish in the 100-yard backstroke (1:15.94), Austen Heuberger’s fifth-place in the 200-yard freestyle (2:18.67), and Sam Mayes’ sixth-place in a tightly packed 50-yard freestyle (25.32). Redmond won the team title with 302 points, followed by Pendleton (237), The Dalles (194), Ridgeview (135), Madras (119), Sisters (104) and Cove (50).


Sisters singer and songwriter Rhonda Funk has been signed to the Pure Music record label for a twoyear deal effective January 1. Funk, who moved from Sisters to Nashville in 2018, has been awaiting a deal for many years during her musical journey. Pure Music’s managing partner, John L. Heithaus, met Funk at a singing-inthe-round event in Nashville. Earlier in the year, Funk had been touring around the South. During her travels she was involved in a car accident, putting all of her music industry work on hold. She returned to Nashville to work and pay off her bills. She began playing gigs around Nashville, which is where she met Heithaus. “Initially, I thought I was


going in for a job interview to get back into the industry. I was completely surprised when they told me they wanted to offer me a record deal,” said Funk. They worked on the details of the deal for five weeks before she officially signed the two-year deal. “It isn’t a huge label that will guarantee me radio play around the nation. It’s all very much a grassroots effort for all of us,” said Funk. The album she will be working on with the record company will be her next EP with 5 original songs and one cover. Funk is currently working with a group of more than 40 writers. “I am really excited to be working and learning from these people. I am limited in what I know,” she said. “I came to Nashville with 200 original songs, and this is what

I came here to do is record them and make music,” she said. Funk has been playing and loving music since she was a young girl. She played piano by ear from three years of age. “I felt like it was the place where I could get away and get lost in the music,” she said. In her teens, she found out that her grandma was in the music world as well; in the Big Band era of the 1940s and ’50s, her grandma sang in a band. “Learning that told me that the talent runs deep and it is in the genetics,” she said. Both of her kids, Ryan and Rylee Funk, were involved in the Americana Project at Sisters High School, and were shining stars. Funk’s passion for music took her on a journey that she See FUNK on page 10


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The Outlaws wrapped up their pre-season with two losses: a 40-48 defeat at the hands of Klamath Union (KU) on Saturday, January 4, and a 58-64 overtime loss at home against Madras three days later. In Tuesday’s game the Pelicans jumped out with an early lead, but the Outlaws battled back to within one to close out the first quarter 11-12. The Outlaws took a five-point lead toward the close of the second period, but KU answered with a three-pointer to cut the lead to 22-20 at the half. Sisters struggled in the third quarter and were outscored 12-7. In the fourth, with less than two minutes left on the clock, Nate Weber drove hard to the basket and was fouled. A technical foul on a KU player immediately followed which gave the Outlaws four free throws and the ball with 1:41 remaining. Weber converted two of the four, but then Sisters turned the ball over and was forced to foul. The Pelicans made their shots at the stripe and pushed their lead to eight. The Outlaws scored two more points, but KU held on and won by six. Weber led the Outlaws with 13 points, Sam Nicklous recorded 10, Brogan Petterson contributed nine, and Joe Scholl added eight. Coach Rob Jensen said,

“We played well and got the right shots; we just didn’t hit them when needed. We’re just a few mental errors from winning.” The following Tuesday, the Outlaws suffered a heartbreaking 58-64 overtime loss to the White Buffs. Sisters played a balanced first half and were up 25-17 as teams headed to the locker rooms. Madras fought back in the second half and tied it up at the close of regulation to send the game into overtime. The White Buffs scored 17 points in overtime and beat the Outlaws by six. Nicklous led the scoring effort with 21 points, Weber scored 19, Connor Linn recorded 11, and Max Palanuk added five. Jensen noted that Linn made some big plays when the Outlaws really needed it, and Nicklous and Weber shot the ball well. “The team is improving; we just need to cut down on our mental errors and control what we can control,” said Jensen. “We did a good job of executing and made some shots, and led the whole game until overtime.” Sisters was scheduled to travel to Cascade on Tuesday, January 14. They will play at home against Woodburn on Friday, January 17. The Outlaws were to play at home against Newport on Friday, January 10, but the game was canceled due to weather concerns and will be re-scheduled at a later date.

Ray’s Food Place in Sisters fared poorly in routine state food inspections, according to a report released by The Oregonian/Oregon Live last weekend. The report listed the 21 stores that fared worst in state inspections, noting that the state does not proactively release that information, requiring a public records request to obtain reports. “The information blackout on inspection results ends now,” the newspaper stated. “The Oregonian/OregonLive is doing what the State of Oregon has not, publishing the results of thousands of grocery store inspections online. Our searchable database highlights the most recent routine inspections by the Oregon Department of Agriculture at more than 1,100 stores across the state, from major national chains to small neighborhood markets. Records are shown for stores that have a retail license and handle or prepare raw food.



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being followed correctly. If the issue is a mechanical failure, we stop using that piece of equipment and make the repair as quickly as possible.” Among the issues inspectors found in 2019 inspections were “apparent rodent droppings observed in the cabinet to the right of the refrigerated sandwich prep table in the grilling area.” There were reportedly no traps visible in the deli. There were instances of food not being held cold or hot enough. The report noted “heavy buildup of brown/black sludge-type material” inside fountain drink nozzles in the deli and “several items that were made or repackaged in deli didn’t list ingredients.” Additionally, the report stated, “bits of raw meat from a meat cuber machine were found on an adjacent machine used to slice cheese and vegetables for seafood salad.” In one instance, an “employee used a metal stemtype thermometer to check See FOOD SAFETY on page 22

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is still on, just starting down a new path. In September of 2016, she announced she was going to make a country album in Oregon. Shortly after that, Funk suffered a brain aneurism, forcing her to have brain surgery. Everything was put on hold for six months during her recovery time. “Six months after surgery I still wanted to do an album, I just had to figure out how to get there,” she said. Central Oregon local AJ Kross, who had connections in Nashville, knew of Funk’s story and set her up with a few writers in Nashville. So, throughout 2017, she was going back and forth between Sisters and Nashville, writing and recording as much of her content as she could. In 2018, on her birthday, she made the move to Nashville. Funk works in restaurants and grocery stores to pay the bills and make her way there. “There is a saying in Nashville when you say you’re a singer-songwriter, they ask you what restaurant you work in,” she said. “Everyone in Nashville is trying to make it and all striving after the goal of getting a deal, so this is a dream come true for me.” Funk begins recording her new EP in mid-January. She describes her music as Americana/country/rock. She says that her music and sound has gone through stages — she started out more Christian, then into more storytelling songs and now she writes songs that are

to resources, education, cultural background, ability, citizenship, race, gender, sexual orientation, and more all affect what kinds of opportunities for success and quality of life are available to a person.” Mejia-Botero is a Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipient, sometimes called a Dreamer. She aims to use her “privileges and resources to open up more opportunities for others.” In collaboration with Madras fellow Rossy Valdovino-Torres, she helped build a club for Dreamers, immigrant students, and allies at Central Oregon Community College during her fellowship year. Jaylyn Suppah was another winner. A member of the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs, she lives on the Warm Springs reservation, where she is a community planner and an elected member of the Education Committee of the Tribe. Suppah spearheaded Awareness Through Art workshops “to help people who are struggling to recover from addictions or a sentence for some type of criminal conviction to reflect on family and tribal history and culture.” Artistic reflections


Rhonda Funk is pursuing a dream in Nashville. based on life experiences. “I have honed my sound more and more, and I can feel it changing and I have learned from other people,” she said. Funk plans to write more and tour more dates in 2020. Just in 2019, she’s written or co-written 100 songs, performed 90 dates in six states, and she’s just getting started. Her most recent successes include a newly co-written Christmas song, “Holiday With You,” cut by country music great T. Graham Brown and Claudette King, the daughter of blues legend B.B. King. Funk plans to tour in the next couple of months around the western U.S., including a date in Sisters. She will be playing Chops Bistro on February 29, and Crux Brewery in Bend on February 28. She will be touring around Oregon and Washington for a month and a half and plans to bring some of her newly recorded music with her. Her EP will be made available for purchase in advance before it is released on music streaming platforms.

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Hemp. It’s everywhere in Central Oregon. The crop that many Founding Fathers grew more than 200 years ago is suddenly a booming agricultural industry in Sisters Country. Greg Moring, a filmmaker who moved to Sisters about a year ago, is creating a film titled “Hemp Is Back: The Road To Riches?” which explores the hemp boom. He has launched a Kickstarter crowd-funding campaign to raise $20,000 for the completion of the film. The film focuses on a cooperative consisting of a retired fire captain with Parkinson’s Disease, a grocery commodity broker, two freight truckers, a gas station owner, and one farmer; the co-op is in their first year growing hemp in Central Oregon. “When the retired fire chief bought 50 hemp plants and grew them to process into CBD oil to help his P a r k i n s o n ’s s y m p t o m s , his results amazed himself and his friends, prompting (their) banding together to grow over 100 acres of fields in the Sisters, Redmond, Terrebonne area,” Moring wrote in his Kickstarter project synopsis. Moring has a deep background in documentary and feature film work, and though he is currently working as a massage therapist, he continues to produce documentary work. “That’s the part of the industry that I really love,” he told The Nugget.





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Moving to Sisters last February, he was intrigued by how much acreage was planted in hemp. He came across the story of the retired fire chief and knew he had a documentary subject. “It’s kind of an interesting mix of people who got together to do this,” he said. He hopes through his film to educate viewers about what hemp is — the same plant that produces marijuana but producing the chemical compound CBD, which is purported to have many benefits, from sleep enhancement to pain relief, without the psychoactive compound THC that creates the “high” associated with marijuana. In fact, testing for THC is one of the unexpectedly complicated aspects of hemp production. Documenting the “bumps in the road” to riches in the hemp industry is another focus of the film. “Our film will examine the bumps in the road to wealth or ruin, including scarcity of seed and starts, refusal of banks to allow


Greg Moring, right, interviewing Jeff Steiner of OSU’s Global Hemp Initiative Center for his film “Hemp Is Back: The Road To Riches?” hemp business banking, state, federal, and county fees and regulations, mother nature, and the economic boom for fertilizer suppliers, testing labs, processors, farm equipment suppliers, and available labor pool,” Moring notes. “With a 50 percent failure rate for new farmers, how the grow and harvest ends will tell the story of Oregon’s hemp pioneers and their

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Wednesday, January 15, 2020 The Nugget Newspaper, Sisters, Oregon

A N N O U N C E M E N T S Sisters Library Annual Art Exhibit

The Sisters Library Annual Art Exhibit is happening January 8 through February 28. View the art in the library January 8 to January 24 and vote for the People’s Choice Awards. Three Awards will be announced at the Reception on Friday, January 24 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. For more information, please call Zeta at 541-549-6157.

Hunter’s Education Class

For a hunter’s education class beginning Tuesday, February 25, register online at (hunting–resources–education). It runs two nights per week for three weeks, plus a required field day. For information call Rick Cole at 541-420-6934 or Dave Jones at 541-863-0955.

Let’s Talk, Sisters!

Citizens4Community invites all area residents to Let’s Talk, Sisters! — a facilitated discussion series where attendees learn about local topics of interest and exchange viewpoints in a lively but respectful setting. Talks run 5:45 to 8 p.m. every 3rd Monday at Paulina Springs Books. Attendees nominate topics; and on January 20, we’ll address local transportation-related issues. It’s free, but seats are limited. RSVP to citizens4community@ Read more at

Habitat Home Dedication Ceremony

Please join Sisters Habitat for Humanity and the Likens family for the dedication ceremony of their new home on Tuesday, January 21 at 2 p.m. at 303 N. Desert Rose Loop, Sisters. The public is invited to attend. Light refreshments will be served. For more info call 541-549-1193.

Stress Management for Healthy Living

Learn how to reset your body’s natural stress response system from chaos to calm with Diane Goble, MS, CCHt. Free class in the Theater Room at The Lodge in Sisters Thursday, January 16 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. To reserve your seat, call 541-549-5634, limited to 20 participants.

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Highlights Wednesday, January 15 Dark Sky Project 7 p.m. at Sisters Movie House

Thursday, January 16 Stress Management Class 10 a.m. at The Lodge in Sisters Sunday, January 19 Taiko Empowerment Workshop noon to 1 p.m. at The Lodge in Sisters Monday, January 20 Let’s Talk, Sisters! 5:45 to 8 p.m. at Paulina Springs Books Monday, January 20 Go Fish Meeting 7 p.m. at Sisters Community Church Tuesday, January 21 Habitat Home Dedication 2 p.m. on N. Desert Loop Tuesday, January 21 Historical Fireside Evening 7 p.m. at FivePine Conference Center

Go Fish Meeting

The Go Fish Group will meet on Monday, January 20 at 7 p.m. at Sisters Community Church. The speaker will be Jeff Perin, owner of The Fly Fishers Place in Sisters. He will present the program “Fly Fishing The World.” He can help people plan trips to various destinations around the world to fish. For info, call 541-771-2211.

Historical Fireside Evening

Three Sisters Historical Society presents a Fireside Evening Slide Show with the popular author and historian of Prineville’s Bowman Museum, Steve Lent. He will be presenting photographs of early Central Oregon logging at the FivePine Conference Center on Tuesday, January 21 at 7 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m. for registration). Call Karen at 415-6377186 for more information.

Support for Caregivers

A free support group for those who provide care in any capacity Weekly on Wednesdays at 4 p.m. meets at The Lodge in Sisters at at 737 E. Black Butte Ave. For more 10:30 a.m. the third Tuesday of information please email Kathyn each month. Call 541-771-3258 for at additional information.

Taiko Empowerment Workshop

Caldera, The Lodge in Sisters, Age Friendly Sisters, and Citizens for Community present a free workshop: “Telling your story through the drum” on Sunday, January 19 at The Lodge in Sisters from 1 to 3 p.m. This free workshop is designed with beginners in mind, but students must be 14 or older. Includes Japanese drumming demonstration and hands-on participation. Refreshments provided by The Lodge from noon to 1 p.m. Register by emailing or call 503-937-3075. Space is limited!

Dark Sky Project

Sisters High School Astronomy Club, Sisters Astronomy Club (SAC), Sisters Movie House, Paul Alan Bennett, and International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) Oregon Chapter are sponsoring a screening of “Saving the Dark” at Sisters Movie House on Wednesday, January 15 at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. This free event will include the film screening, along with a Q&A panel, public outreach tables, ukulele music, and the book “Night Skies” for sale by Paul Alan Bennett. Questions? Contact Rima Givot at rima.

Annual Chili Feed for Vets

Ronnie and Susie Frigulti present their 7th annual free chili feed for veterans and their families on Saturday, February 8 from noon to 2 p.m. at Sisters Community Church. The meal includes homemade mild beef chili with toppings, ham, coleslaw, cake, coffee and soft drinks. Please RSVP the number of attendees by Thursday, January 30 at 541549-1089 or via email to frigulti@

New Year’s Resolution!

Do your New Year’s resolutions include being more active in your community? Interested in making new friends and being involved with an awesome organization? Look no further! Sisters Habitat for Humanity will host a New Volunteer Orientation on Thursday, January 23 from noon to 1 p.m. at 141 W. Main St. (upstairs). Volunteer positions are available in the Thrift Store, ReStore and Construction. Please RSVP with Marie – marie@ or 541-549-1193.

SISTERS-AREA CHURCHES Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church (ELCA) 386 N. Fir Street • 541-549-5831 10 a.m. Sunday Worship Sisters Community Church (Nondenominational) 1300 W. McKenzie Hwy. • 541-549-1201 10 a.m. Sunday Worship (with signing) | St. Edward the Martyr Roman Catholic Church 123 Trinity Way • 541-549-9391 5:30 p.m. Saturday Vigil Mass 9 a.m. Sunday Mass 8 a.m. Monday-Friday Mass Calvary Church (NW Baptist Convention) 484 W. Washington St., Ste. C & D • 541-588-6288 10 a.m. Sunday Worship | The Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration 68825 Brooks Camp Road • 541-549-7087 8:30 a.m. Ecumenical Sunday Worship (Sunday school, childcare) 10:15 a.m. Episcopal Sunday Worship (Sunday school, childcare)

Chapel in the Pines Camp Sherman • 541-549-9971 10 a.m. Sunday Worship Sisters Church of the Nazarene 67130 Harrington Loop Road • 541-389-8960 | 10:45 a.m. Sunday Worship | Westside Sisters 442 Trinity Way • 541-549-4184 | 9 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Sunday Worship 6 p.m. Worship the 3rd Tuesday of each month Vast Church (Nondenominational) 1700 W. McKinney Butte (Sisters High School) • 541-719-0587 9:37 a.m. Sunday Worship | Seventh-Day Adventist Church 386 N. Fir Street • 541-595-6770, 541-306-8303 11 a.m. Saturday Worship The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints 452 Trinity Way • Branch President, 541-420-5670; 10 a.m. Sunday Sacrament Meeting Baha’i Faith Meetings Devotional Gatherings, Study Classes and Discussion Groups. Call for location and times • 541-549-6586

Weigh-In Sisters 2020

Prevent Diabetes Central Oregon presents a free year-long program to learn how to eat healthy, be active, lose weight and prevent disease. Welcome sessions will be held Thursday, January 23 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Sisters Library. For more info and to sign up for the program call Kylie at 541-447-3260.

Free Pet Food

Budget tight this month, but you still need pet food for your dog or cat? Stop by the Furry Friends pet food bank. We have all sorts of pet supplies, too. Open Tuesdays from 2 to 5 p.m. and Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Located in the Sisters Art Works building, Ste. 109, 204 W. Adams Ave. For more information call 541-797-4023.

Dementia Caregivers Group

A free support group for caregivers of those suffering with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia takes place the first Tuesday of each month from noon to 1:30 p.m. at Sisters City Hall. Sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association, meetings provide emotional, educational, and social support. Call 800-2723900 or go to

Career Funds Available

Applications are available for the Sisters Kiwanis Career Opportunity Fund to help adult residents of Sisters establish an occupational path. Pick up forms at the Kiwanis House, corner of Oak and Main, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursdays, and during regular hours from the Sisters Habitat for Humanity office. For additional information, please call 541-4102870.

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Tai Chi/Balance Sessions

Free Tai Chi/Balance Classes based on the CDC “Steadi” Program to reduce injuries and falls in our community are being sponsored by Sisters Drug. Taught by Shannon Rackowski every Thursday from 11-11:30 a.m. (except holidays) at the SPRD Fitness Room next to Sisters High School. Additional class open to the public every Tuesday at 2 p.m. at The Lodge in Sisters. Open to all ages. For info: 541-549-6221.

Sisters Speak Life Cancer Support Group

This cancer support group meets the second and fourth Wednesday of every month at Suttle Tea in their back room from 1 to 1:30 p.m. Caregivers as well as patients and family members are welcome to join in. Please contact Suzi Steele at 503819-1723 for more information.

Senior Luncheons & More

Adults age 60 and older are invited to join the Council on Aging Senior Luncheon, served every Tuesday at Sisters Community Church. Coffee and various fun activities begin at 11 a.m. with lunch served at noon. Bingo is played after lunch until 2:30 p.m. For information call 541480-1843.

Parkinson’s Support Group

The second Tuesday of each month, Sisters Parkinson’s Support Group meets at The Lodge in Sisters from 2 to 3:30 p.m. All are welcome to learn, share, and receive support. For more info contact Carol at 541668-6599.

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January events

Family Fun Story Time

Family Fun Story Time for kids ages birth through 5 takes place at the Sisters Library on Thursdays, January 16, 23, and 30 from 10:30 to 11 a.m., with songs, rhymes and crafts, all designed to grow young readers. Caregivers must attend. Info: 541-617-7078.

Know ’20s — Modern or Modernistic?

Consider art deco architecture and design with Keith Eggener, professor of Architectural History at University of Oregon. Friday, January 17 at noon at Sisters Library. No registration required. Call 541-312-1032 for more information.

The Library Book Club

Read and discuss “Arctic Dreams” by Barry Lopez with other thoughtful readers at the Sisters Library on Wednesday, January 22, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Info: 541-617-7078.

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Music in Public Places

Enjoy an hour of music from the Central Oregon Symphony at Sisters Library on Saturday, January 25 at 2 p.m. No registration required. Call 541312-1032 for more info.

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Drum workshop will empower locals By T. Lee Brown Correspondent

“Sisters is a community that appreciates traditional folk arts,” said Maesie Speer, programs director of Caldera Arts Center near Suttle Lake. Locals will have a chance to immerse in the Japanese art of taiko drumming with the group Unit Souzou on January 19 at The Lodge in Sisters. The workshop, Taiko Empowerment: Telling Your Story Through The Drum With Unit Souzou, is presented by Caldera in partnership with Age Friendly Sisters, The Lodge in Sisters, and Citizens for Community (C4C). It is free and open to the public. Registration is required and space is limited. Speer described a sense of belonging “when we hear old songs and see a beautifully crafted weaving or quilt in a traditional style.” Being open to new voices is important, too. “Unit Souzou works from the tradition of taiko and are dedicated to advancing and evolving it to tell stories of life now, which makes them a perfect fit for Sisters,” she said. “Not to mention that people here love rhythm, storytelling, and learning about their neighbors, which is what this workshop is all about.” The taiko form fuses sound, movement, and spirit, and has been a “loud and proud voice to express stories of identity and cultural heritage,” according to Caldera. The workshop combines background information, taiko demonstrations, and handson participation. Participants will share stories through body and rhythm exercises “to discover your unique identity story through the empowering beats of taiko.”

The workshop is designed with beginners in mind; no previous taiko experience is necessary. Participants must be at least 14 years of age, and should wear comfortable clothing and bring a water bottle. “Expect to be physical and make noise,” the organization explained, “and to share stories and listen.” Unit Souzou plans to debut a performance project, “Constant State of Otherness,” at a new Caldera event in June of this year. Stories generated in this workshop will inform and inspire the development of that performance. The project “seeks to build empathy and empower identity through community engagement and innovative artistic exploration, rooted in the art forms of Japanese folk dance, taiko and theatre.” Founded in 2014 by innovative directors Michelle Fujii and Toru Watanabe, the group’s name alludes to “a force by which new ideas are born and take shape in the world,” according to their bio. Unit Souzou’s mission is to build creative, imaginative works while honoring the history and roots of the taiko art form. More information is available at www.unitsouzou. com. The workshop takes place See TAIKO on page 17

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 The Nugget Newspaper, Sisters, Oregon

Habitat announces contest winners The winners are in for Sisters Habitat for Humanity’s 13th Annual Gingerbread Trail fundraiser. Twenty-one local businesses participated in this confectionary competition this year. Judge’s Choice Award went to Sisters Coffee Company for their replica of a coffee roasting machine. The judges were impressed by the realism and attention to detail. The designer and creator was Shawn Moore, the Sisters Coffee Company’s baker. The judges awarded second place to Sisters Habitat ReStore for their fudge-sticks log cabin with a lemoncookie roof, and six-pane pretzel windows. It was built by employee Carmel Johnson. The People’s Choice Award went to First Interstate Bank for their three-sided tableau of The Night Before Christmas. Assorted candies


hung from the ceiling in the bedroom representing “visions of sugar plums,” a napping dog lay by the fireplace, and Christmas trees were decorated in the front yard. The winner of this category was determined by patrons stuffing the most money in the donation box. This work of art was the combined effort of Sisters’ First Interstate Bank employees. Sisters Habitat Gingerbread Trail organizer, Marie Clasen, expressed her appreciation for all the businesses that participated. “It’s so fun to see the amazing creations. I always look forward to this event!” Through Habitat for Humanity, families and individuals in need of a hand up partner with Sisters Habitat to build or improve a place they can call home. Future homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers


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MITCHELL GRIFFIN Sisters High School December 2019 Student of the Month Mitchell Griffin loves the out- enthusiastic about what theyʼre doors — which makes Sisters the doing. Weʼve got a great learning perfect place to grow up and go to environment. Just keep it up.” Mitchell plans to go to college to school. His love of hiking, backpack- pursue engineering — somewhere ing and skiing is reflected in his with lots of outdoor recreation activities: Mitchell is an intern this opportunities. year in the IEE (Interdisciplinary “Mitchell Griffin quietly influEnvironmental Expedition) proences our community in a really posigram at Sisters High School, tive way. He is a humble, thoughtful and heʼs serving as captain of the leader, and he approaches life with Outlaws ski team. focus, discipline, and compassion. He “I also do a lot of photography leads by example and can be counted — landscape and nature photogra- on to follow through. I am so grateful phy,” he said. he is a part of our community and that To each of his endeavors, I have had the opportunity to coach Mitchell brings his best effort. and teach him. I wish him the best!” The Outlaws senior appreciates — Rima Givot all of the opportunities heʼs had “Mitchellʼs not only a great stuin Sisters since moving here from dent he also shows great leadership in Wyoming when he was four. Chinese Language class.” “I think Iʼve got a really good — Ada Chao experience overall thanks to all the programs we have here,” he “Mitchell is a quiet and humble said. “All the teachers here are leader by example. Heʼs a young man

who has integrity. He gets things done because itʼs the right thing to do. He is respected simply because of how he treats others.” — Joe Hosang “Mitchell is a brilliant kid and a great human being. He is interested, hard-working, and kind. Having the opportunity to be one of his teachers is a true gift that I am thankful for every day he walks through my door.” — Daniel OʼNeill “Itʼs hard to find another student like Mitchell. He is a person who not only excels in the classroom, but excels as a good human being. He is the kind of person who not only makes others better, but makes the world a better place. I want to honor Mitchell for his depth and spirit of selflessness and kindness. His positive attitude, his genuine appreciation and his mindful thoughts and actions make him stand out. This

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others that operated in Bend, Prineville, Gilchrist, and Sisters, and the multitude of logging camps that supplied the mills with timber, including the Brooks Camp here in Sisters. Lent is a 1972 graduate of the University of Oregon with a Bachelor of Science degree in history. His first career was in wildland fire management, serving with the U. S. Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management. He retired from that occupation in 2002 and became the assistant director of the Bowman Museum in Prineville. Through the years, Lent has twice served as president of the Crook County Historical Society. He has written three books on “Central Oregon Place Names” (Crook, Jefferson, and Deschutes counties), and has also authored three books of photographic history of Prineville, Crook County, and Madras. Lent has also published two books that are compilations of his writings for local newspapers, titled “Islands in Time” and “Pillars in Time.” Additionally, he has contributed writings to several other books. He writes a weekly local newspaper column on local history. He is a member of the Western Writers of America.

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Brooks Scanlon log train near Sisters hauling ponderosa logs from forests to mill in Bend. In 2001, Lent was awarded a commendation award from the National Association of State and Local History for contributions to local history. He has also been a recipient of the DAR Medal for Historic Preservation. He currently is the historian for the Bowman Museum. Doors will open at 6 p.m. for the January 21 event. Society memberships may be purchased which will provide free admission to all four Fireside Evenings this winter. On February 18, Steve Stenkamp will share his stories and photographs of “Lost Oregon Ski Areas,” remembering those areas skied by locals and visitors before the advent of large mechanized ski resorts. On March 5, prolific Oregon author and Central Oregon native Jarold Ramsey will present “Words Marked by a Place,” with stories from the homesteading era of Central Oregon.

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The Lady Outlaws skied their first giant slalom race of the season on Cliffhanger at Mt. Bachelor on Friday, January 10, and walked off the slopes with a fourth-place finish. Hollie Lewis was the Outlaws’ leading racer and finished 20th with a combined time of 2:43.93, and Sydney Wilkins and Skylar Wilkins were close behind with 23rd (2;49.75) and 24th (2:50.31) respective finishes. Piper Adelt was doing a beautiful job on her first run, but missed a gate and was disqualified. Piper had a

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supporters, board members and staff. The campaign has been receiving gifts through yearend from individuals and small businesses in an effort to close the 1 percent gap and reach the final goal, thus accessing the Murdock topoff contribution in early 2020. Part of the recent pledges included an in-kind donation of $5,776 from River Roofing during their completion of the roof replacement in December. “We are really looking forward to the building upgrades because we’re already scheduling classes, workshops, and gallery openings for the new year, plus we have some ideas of how we can use the property this summer,” said Operations Manager Dave Ehle, who is also involved in education programming at SFF. T he eff or t to build a Center for Creativity and Community Music is one of the aspects that attracted recently appointed Executive Director Crista Munro to apply for the job. “It seemed like a wonderful opportunity for me to be a part of creating something lasting in a community I had admired for some time,” said Munro. No stranger to the organization, Munro was acquainted with SFF creative director and Americana Project founder Brad Tisdel prior to accepting her current position. The two often traded industry insights and artist recommendations during her 24 years as one of the founding directors of the Four Corners Folk Festival in Pagosa Springs, Colorado, which also is the location of the only other Americana Project school program in the country. Campaign co-chair and SFF board member Jay Wilkins acknowledged that the campaign committee and board of directors “deserves major kudos for stepping up and making the acquisition of the building a priority during a time of significant organizational change. Everyone had a lot on their plates. Now we can move forward with the new programming, spruce up the property and start phase two planning for a performance facility. This is going to be a very promising decade for Sisters Folk Festival.” “It feels good to see the smaller donations still rolling in for the final tally,” Remington added, “because we want all of our supporters to be on that wall or plaque on our new building. We are

putting together a request for proposals soon so the arts community can submit their ideas on how to honor the campaign donors. It’s not too late to send in a contribution and be recognized either.” Phase 2 planning will begin in late 2020 or early 2021 and be integrated with ongoing City efforts to determine the ideal location, size, and design of the multi-use community arts space. “But in the meantime, we have the property,” Remington said, “which means if it proves to be the ideal location, we’ll have a major head start on the project.” For more information contact Steven Remington, ­steven@sisteresfolkfestival. org.

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To the Editor: I hope everyone had a restful and enjoyable holiday season! Enrollment in the school district grew by 30 students over the past month, putting our enrollment at its highest point of the last 5 years! I would like to thank the School District staff — they are working hard to find ways to support and meet the needs of all students. This fall, Niche ranked Sisters School District as the No. 1 district in Deschutes County and the ninth best in the state. Additionally, the Portland Business Journal also listed the Sisters School District as the 9th best in the state in its December publication. A couple examples of the outstanding work in the District was highlighted at this month’s school board meeting. Rima Givot’s ninth-grade biology students presented their 10th year of research on the Trout Creek

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Conservation Area, a 161-acre parcel owned by the School District that sits between the high school and the Tollgate community. They shared how they collected their data, the data collected on different plant and animal life observed, and discussed environmental issues related to the TCCA. Additionally, Jeff Schiedler, Sisters Middle School teacher, informed the board that the computer science class at SMS entered the annual Samsung Solve For Tomorrow challenge, and the group is moving on to the next round! Their proposed STEM solution to icy road conditions is to create road signs that flash when the temperature and moisture level indicate icy conditions. They are one of two schools in Oregon to move forward and could potentially win up to $100,000 in technology for the District! As we prepare for the implementation of the Student Success Act, we will continue to look at ways to support our Belong, Prepare and Inspire goals that we heard from our community through our Mission/Vision process and stakeholder feedback. Also, since January is School Board Appreciation month, I’d like to extend a special “thank-you” to our volunteer board members who dedicate a great deal of time and energy to our District. If you see any of our board members out and about, please thank them for their services to our schools. Curt Scholl, SSD Superintendent

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greatly reduced price through grants, including from the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation grant and the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act which encourages the replacement of old “dirtyfuel” buses with more efficient and cleaner new buses. “In essence,” said Superintendent Curt Scholl, “we are getting three buses for the price of some finance charges.”

we are getting three buses for the price of some finance charges — Curt Scholl The federal government reimburses school districts for about 70 percent of the cost of student transportation, and these grants help cover the rest of the cost for these three buses. Board Chairman Wilkins thanked Ryan Stock for his work on helping to obtain the grants. The ground for the new bus transportation center being built near the SPRD property is cleared and construction should be underway soon, according to Scholl. Students from Rima Givot’s biology class made a presentation on the Trout Creek Conservation Area (TCCA) in lieu of a regular report from high school Principal Joe Hosang, who was out of town. The TCCA is 160 protected, forested acres behind Sisters High School owned and managed by the Sisters School District. The property came to belong to the school via a land swap around 2003 and is used for educational purposes. The students shared a slide presentation depicting the studies that have been taking place on the TCCA over the past decade or more. The

area is home to some rare and protected species including Peck’s penstemon, the whiteheaded woodpecker and the flammulated owl. Over the years students have accumulated data on plant, animal and insect species living in the conservation area. Students expressed heightened concerns about protecting the area given the Hayden Homes project that features the construction of hundreds of homes directly adjacent to the property. Joan Warburg, Sisters Elementary School principal, used her time to highlight the music program led by teacher Sara Miller, who orchestrated the annual Veteran’s Day assembly along with December’s holiday performance called “An Americana Christmas.” Miller is now working full-time at the elementary school after her position was expanded from half-time. “We even had grandparents come from out-of-town and many visitors expressed how touched they were by the way our school honored them,” she said. Superintendent Scholl officially acknowledged “School Board Appreciation Week” before giving a report on enrollment and an update on the Mission/Vision project. Enrollment is up from what the District had projected, so adjustment in the report to the state is being made. Given that school funding is largely based on enrollment, increased numbers of students equate to more money in the District’s budget.

Scholl also gave a brief update on the Student Investment Account (SIA), which refers to the funding under Oregon’s Student Success Act (SSA), which amounts to about $200 million statewide for helping schools in four areas, including expansion of instructional time, addressing student health and safety (including mental health, social emotional well-being and behavioral health), reduction of class sizes and caseloads, and ensuring a well-rounded educational experience from kindergarten through 12th grade. School districts acquire money from this fund through a grant process. Estimates for Sisters School District expected funding under SIA/ SSA are not finalized yet, but may be upwards of $750,000. How this money will be distributed in the District is under discussion among teachers and administration. The remainder of the meeting consisted of second readings of 12 board policies that have been modified or updated for adoption on topics including nondiscrimination, equal employment opportunity, workplace harassment, license requirements, personal electronic devices/social media, reporting suspected abuse of a child, public complaints, and hazing/harassment/intimidation/bullying/menacing/ cyberbullying. The next School Board meeting is set for Wednesday, February 5 at 5:00 p.m. at the Sisters School District Administration building.

TAIKO: Drumming event is set at The Lodge in Sisters Continued from page 13

January 19 at The Lodge in Sisters, 411 E. Carpenter Ln., just opposite the post office. At noon, participants will gather for refreshments. The workshop itself takes place from 1 to 3 p.m. To register, email maesie. or call 503-937-3075. Local schools and kids throughout Central Oregon, including Sisters, are served by Caldera programs. The

arts center also provides artist residencies, bringing a diverse array of artistic and literary voices to Sisters Country. They share their work at AiR (Artist in Residence) open studio events, free to the public. Details are available at www. Speer noted that all the presenting organizations involved with the taiko workshop are working to reduce isolation and build bridges. “Drumming and storytelling will get us into our bodies and hearts, where real connection happens,” she said.


The Lodge in Sisters will host a taiko drumming workshop next weekend.

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Schools seek budget committee member The Sisters School Board is seeking a community member to fill a vacant position on the District’s budget committee. The person appointed will serve on the committee for three budget terms: 20202021, 2021-2022, 2022-2023. The term will expire June 30, 2022. To be eligible, a candidate must live in the District, not be an officer or employee of the District, and be a qualified voter in the District. A candidate should participate in school activities, be a positive problem-solver and commit time to review materials and attend budget committee meetings. Those interested may contact Mel Petterson, school board secretary, via email at or pick up an application at the District office. The application deadline is 4 p.m. on Friday, January 31. Applicants will be notified of interview times. Budget meeting dates are April 15 and May 6. The budget hearing will be June 3.

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“Everybody had stars in their eyes,” Moring said. “‘We’re gonna be rich!’ — but there’s just so much product. It’s been a real education in the process, the economics of it. I haven’t been around agriculture that much but — especially with this product — it’s gambling.” And any gamble is full of inherent drama, which gives the educational aspect of the documentary film additional punch. Moring’s filming is about 75 percent complete. He plans to use the funds raised through the Kickstarter campaign for editing, audio sweetening and bringing the production to the finish line and into theaters. The Kickstarter campaign, which runs until February 5, can be accessed at www. hempisback/hemp-is-backin-central-oregon.

SCIENCE: Club and District hope to restore event in 2021

COMPETITION: School earned $15,000 in technology

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while the Science Club coordinates volunteers. Allen said that placing the District in the lead would be good for the event long-term. “You get a stronger sense of ownership in the schools if the school district takes the leadership of it,” Allen said. The District was unable to put together the event coordination in time for this year’s event, so Superintendent Curt Scholl and the Club leadership decided to postpone the event and take a year off, Allen reported. Scholl confirmed that the District supports the event and is interested in stepping up its role — but staff didn’t have the capacity this year to take on the coordination of an event of this scale. “We’ll meet again in the spring and decide what’s going to happen for 2021,” Allen said. “It’s a problem of transition… I’m very hopeful that we can work out an arrangement where the District picks up 50 percent of the event.” The Club will continue to support student field trips and educational programs. The fair, which draws about 800 people from across the region, features exhibits from a planetarium to a flight simulator, 3D printing, a variety of scientific displays and experiments and a Design, Construct, Compete event.

in Sisters. He explained the basics of the contest and the project. The Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Contest encourages teachers and students to solve real-world issues in their community using classroom skills in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

...projects are supposed to find solutions to local problems, so this one really fits where we live... — Jeff Schiedler “Samsung is extremely proud of the evolution of the Solve for Tomorrow platform over the past 10 years: fueling students’ passion and curiosity to tackle issues that affect their communities

in unexpected and creative ways,” said Ann Woo, Senior Director of Corporate Citizenship at Samsung Electronics America in a press release announcing the winners. “Reading the innovative proposals students and teachers have put forth this year exemplifies what we know to be true for every student – that young minds have just as much to teach as they do to learn. Our guiding citizenship vision is ‘Enabling People,’ and we are thrilled to celebrate another year of empowering future innovators to achieve their full potential through STEM learning.” The entire first period technology class, made up of seventh- and eighth-graders, contributed to the project. Most of them had no real formal training in coding, but some gained a strong foundation last year in a class taught by Wes Estvold called “Tinkering.” Parker Miller says that class gave him the experience and confidence to oversee a lot of the coding and wiring that the group did on the project. Miller explained that the next step is for the group to create a three-minute video of their project in action, which

is due later in February. Conrad Irlam says he was inspired to take the class “to follow in my mom’s footsteps” since she works in the technology industry as a software engineer. He served as a leader in the programming of the signs. According to the contest press release, 20 national finalist schools will be selected to travel to the final event in the spring, where they will present their project to a panel of judges. For achieving national finalist status, schools will be awarded in total $50,000 in technology and classroom materials. Five grand-prize national winner schools will receive in total $100,000 in technology and classroom materials, and participate in a trip to Washington, D.C. to present their projects to members of Congress. Public voting will also determine one Community Choice winner from the pool of national finalists, who will be eligible to win an additional $10,000 in Samsung technology. Miller said, “It would be pretty cool to be able to make it to the finals and go to Washington, D.C.”






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liaison. She explained that this term includes children and youth who are: • Sharing the housing of other persons due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or a similar reason (sometimes referred to as “doubled-up”). • Living in motels, hotels, trailer parks, or camping grounds due to lack of alternative adequate accommodations. • Living in emergency or transitional shelters, or abandoned in hospitals. • Staying in a primary nighttime residence that is a public or private place not designed for, or ordinarily used as, a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings. • Living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus or train stations, or similar settings. • Migratory children who qualify as homeless because they are living in circumstances described above. Under law, homeless children and youth have certain rights and protections to help ensure that they have access to education and other services. This includes transportation to school, any services for which the child/youth is eligible including nutrition, talented and gifted support, English language programs, special education, and more. Family Access Network is an important support for many of the families who are defined as being homeless, according to Cooper. FAN assists with school supplies, clothing (including winter coats and supplies), accessing healthcare, and much more. Cooper says that the biggest misunderstanding locally is that many people do not know that Sisters has an issue with homelessness among children and youth. People may not be able to see or know that we do have children living in vehicles and in tents or are doubling up in houses with other families. Last year 22 of the students fell in the “unsheltered” category, while 12 were doubled up and seven were “unaccompanied” individuals. Unaccompanied means that a minor is somewhere without a parent or legal guardian. Not surprisingly, according to statewide data for Oregon, homeless students lag in attendance rates at school and subsequently do not perform as well on measures of learning or on being on track to graduate on

time. However, according to the Oregon Department of Education, the gap has lessened in recent years, in part because of better awareness and support on the part of school districts. Theresa Slavkovsky, who works for FAN as a family advocate along with Cooper, said, “Any homeless client (individual, child, family, couple) is served in the same manner as any client coming to FAN. The process of a simple intake and then referral to local, county, and/or state services to assist with their situation.” She says that she has seen the arrival of more affordable housing helping previously homeless families. The source for immediate help locally for people lacking shelter in the winter months is the Sisters Cold Weather Shelter, which opens each evening during the coldest months for people, including families in need of protection from the winter elements. Doors open at 6 p.m. A meal is provided in the evening along with a warm, safe place to sleep if people choose to stay the night. Operation of the shelter is shared by some churches in Sisters. According to the NeighborImpact website, the Sisters shelter will be held at the New Hope Christian Center campus, which is managed by Westside Church, through February 1 before rotating to the Church of the Transfiguration Episcopal Church. Both facilities are located on Trinity Way west of downtown Sisters. So far this year, the shelter has not housed any children according to John Miller, one of the volunteers. Volunteers with the shelter have also helped people acquire shelter, including a couple of camp trailers and cold-weather gear, which has resulted in fewer people coming in for help at the shelter itself, according to Miller.. In addition, the relatively mild weather has kept the numbers at the shelter relatively low this winter, averaging fewer than six people checking in per night for a meal or to stay over. For those seeking more information about resources for the homeless, the Homeless Leadership Coalition is a regional service provider for homeless people. Their website has a comprehensive list of resources for individuals and families, as well as information on how to volunteer to help. Says Cooper, “As a community we want to make sure people — children and youth in particular — are provided with shelter, food, safety and education here in Sisters.”

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I teach all ages w/ Online at: MONTE'S ELECTRIC 604 Heating & Cooling All Phases • CCB #148365 affordable rates. In-home lessons • service • residential Sisters Tree Care, LLC 541-420-8448 ACTION AIR are available, too. Email me to • commercial • industrial Preservation, Pruning, Heating & Cooling, LLC set up an intro lesson. JOHN PIERCE Serving all of Central Oregon Removals & Storm Damage Retrofit • New Const • Remodel ( General Contracting LLC 541-719-1316 Serving All of Central Oregon Consulting, Service & Installs Residential Building Projects lic. bond. insured, CCB #200030 Brad Bartholomew 802 Help Wanted Serving Sisters Since 1976 ISA Cert. Arborist UT-4454A R&R Plumbing, LLC CCB #195556 Strictly Quality NEED ASSISTANCE? 503-914-8436 • CCB #218444 > Repair & Service 541-549-6464 CCB #16891 • CCB #159020 Use The Nugget Newspaper's > Hot Water Heaters Eagle Creek 541-549-9764 Help Wanted column! > Remodels & New Const. Forestry tree thinning, juniper 605 Painting BWPierce General Contracting Servicing Central Oregon Home health aide needed for clearing, fire consulting, ~ FRONTIER PAINTING ~ private care. Great shifts, salary prescribed fire, specialized tree Residential Construction Projects Lic. Bond. Ins. • CCB #184660 Quality Painting, Ext. & Int. Becke William Pierce 541-771-7000 and more. 541-420-0501. felling, ladder fuel reduction, Refurbishing Decks CCB#190689 • 541-647-0384 brush & field mowing, tree health CURTS ELECTRIC LLC Sisters Park and Recreation CCB #131560 • 541-771-5620 assessments, hazard tree removal, – SISTERS, OREGON – District is hiring a Business light excavation, snow removal, CENIGA'S MASONRY, INC. Quality Electrical Installations Operations Manager. This Riverfront Painting LLC dry firewood sales Brick • Block • Stone • Pavers Agricultural • Commercial exempt position will work Interior/Exterior • Deck Staining licensed, bonded, insured. 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SAFETY: C L A S S CI LF AI SE SD S I F I FOOD E D S Market says it acts

OREGON ADMINISTRATIVE REGLAMENTOS DE RULES REGARDING ADMINISTRATIVOS DE RECORDS RETENTION OREGON LA OAR CHAPTERA 166, RELATIVOS LA STROS DIVISION 400 RETENCIÓN DE REGISTROS 166, OAR CAPÍTULO 166, Dear Parents,400 DIVISION The Sisters School District follows Oregon’s Estimados Padres, guidelines for Sisters Special Education El Distrito Escolar deRecords Sisters gón para Retention. sigue las pautas de Oregón para stros de Special Education Student la Retención de Registros de Records Records document Educación Especial. cos de students participating in special Expedientes Académicos de ducación education programs early Estudiantes de and Educación pedientes intervention special expedientes education Los Especial ntes que services. Records may include corresponden a estudiantes que mas de speech/hearing, motor, participan en academic, programas de servicios occupational and/or educación especial y en physical servicios ana de therapy, de intervención vision/hearing, temprana de registros interdisciplinary and Los registros educación, audición, classroom observation reports; pueden incluir lenguaje/audición, tricidad, records relating tomotricidad, student temas académicos, o física, behavior psychological terapia including ocupacional y/o física, equipo and social work reports; vista/oído, equipo rmes de assessments obtained through e informes de interdisciplinario registros other agencies; sheets; observación en contact clase; registros ento de severity scales; test result relativosrating al comportamiento de cluyendo records; physician’s statements; los estudiantes, incluyendo y de parental consent records; informes psicológicos y de uaciones educational programevaluaciones meeting social; trabajo e otros records; for dehearing obtenidas request a través otros contacto; records; eligibility statements; organismos; hojas de contacto; ón de individualized calificaciónplans de escalas de education esultados (IEP); individualized family gravedad; registros de resultados nes del service plans (IFSP); and related de pruebas; declaraciones del de correspondence and registros de médico; padres; documentation. Minimum consentimiento de los padres; rograma retention: (a) del programa Records actas de reuniones stros de documenting speech pathology educativo; solicitud registros de raciones and physical therapy services: auditiva; declaraciones capacidad nes de Until student reaches age 21 or 5de de elegibilidad; planes ualizados educación individualizados zados de (IEP); planes individualizados de s (IFSP) servicios para las familias (IFSP) cia y y la correspondencia y conexas. documentación conexas. (a) Retención mínima: (a) umentan Expedientes que documentan l habla y servicios de patología del habla y que el fisioterapia: Hasta que el 1 años o estudiante cumpla los 21 años o ue visto 5años después de que fue visto a mayor por última vez, lo que sea mayor si el (b) Copias de ESD, si el distrito: programa es a nivel de distrito: ntes al transferir los expedientes al fin de la distrito sede después del fin de la udiantes participación de los estudiantes de los (c) Fotocopias legibles de los para registros necesarios para iento de documentar el cumplimiento de federales las auditorías estatales y federales nismo o retenidos por el organismo o anterior institución educativa anterior ransfiere cuando un estudiante se transfiere después fuera del distrito: 5 años después en que se del final del año escolar en que se creó el registro original.

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years after lastADMINISTRATIVE seen, whichever is OREGON longer (b) ESD copies, if RULES REGARDING program at district level: Transfer RECORDS RETENTION records to home district after end OAR CHAPTER 166, ofDIVISION student 400participation (c) Readable photocopies of records necessary document Dear Parents, to compliance with State and The Sisters School District Federal audits retained by follows Oregon’s guidelines the for former or Special educational Educationagency Records institution Retention. when a student transfers of district: 5Student years Special outEducation after end of school year in which Records Records document original was created. studentsrecord participating in special education programs and early When Oregon’s intervention special retention education timelines beenmaymet, the services. have Records include Special Educationacademic, records can be speech/hearing, motor, purged. occupational and/or physical Iftherapy, you have any questions, please vision/hearing, contact the Sisters interdisciplinary team,Student and Services Department. classroom observation reports; Sisters District to student recordsSchool relating Ruth Barrios behavior including psychological Special Clerk reports; and Educational social work 541-549-2099 5702 through assessments Ext obtained Thank other you! agencies; contact sheets; severity rating scales; test result Construction Contractors' records; LICENSING physician’s statements; consent records; –parental Information for the Public – educational program Oregon law requires thosemeeting who records; request for hearing work for compensation records; eligibility statements; (except bona fide employees) individualized education in any construction activityplans (IEP); individualized involving improvements family to service plans (IFSP); and related real property to be licensed correspondence with Oregon CCB. (There areand documentation. several exemptions.) AnMinimum active retention: (a)contractor Records license means the is documenting speech pathology bonded and insured. and therapy services: Visitphysical Until student reaches age 21 or 5

years after last seen, whichever is longer (b) ESD copies, if program at district level: Transfer records to home district after end of student participation (c) Readable photocopies of records necessary to document compliance with State and Federal audits retained by the former educational agency or institution when a student transfers out of district: 5 years after end of school year in which original record was created.

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the internal temperature on a whole body fryer, but inserted it into the chicken without first cleaning/sanitizing the thermometer as required.” In another, an “employee at produce dept. (was) observed dropping the trim knife on the ground, then picked it up and resumed using it to trim lettuce without washing the knife or washing hands.” C&K Market’s statement noted: “We expect managers to check for compliance with food safety procedures, as well as do quarterly trainings to keep employees updated on safety practices.

As part of our initiative to constantly improve, we are currently reviewing our policies and procedures relative to food safety and will train employees on any changes. In our Sisters store, we had some new employees who made errors and did not perform to our expectations. They received additional individual training and monitoring to ensure compliance. All employees in the affected area also received training. “Store managers know the importance of following procedures,” the statement read. “It is important enough to us that it is factored into their performance reviews. We take food safety very seriously and work very diligently to ensure that our customers get wholesome products.”


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iron buggy wheels. Shaw reported that “kids used to play in it, and there was one old guy who kept his horses in there during the winter.” Following the end of World War II, Sisters began a period of transition. The 1946 incorporation vote was followed by the hiring of Sisters’ first police chief in 1949. Idaho native Fred Painter had been employed by the Bend Police Department in 1945 and was recommended by the Oregon State Patrol (OSP) as a capable law-enforcement professional when the Sisters City Council began looking. Painter assumed the duties of chief in April 1949. His job also included serving as the head of the town’s water and road departments, duties now performed by City Public Works Director Paul Bertagna. Painter also served as water master for three months of every year. Being a one-man department, Painter was kept busy. “The two saloons in town kept me hopping,” he said. During Painter’s 14-year tenure, there were eight sawmills right around Sisters, and the mill workers and loggers all came to Sisters to party. Floyd Leithauser, who grew up in Sisters, remembers driving through town on the way to church on Sunday morning and seeing saloon windows broken the night before being covered with plywood which was kept on premises at all times. Chief Painter’s job was to restore some sense of peace and order to the town. He often relied on townspeople to help him. In an interview in the 1990s, Painter recalled, “They had illegal gambling and everything here. While there was no prostitution here, there was one woman who came through from Baker wanting to go into business, but I told her ‘the town was too small.’” Painter was known for his good relationships with the younger community members who were wont to gather on the porch of his home on Washington Avenue if a situation needed to be worked out among them. Gerry Tewalt remembers one Halloween when the chief gave him a ride in his patrol car, pulling over other teens so Tewalt could shower them with water balloons through the open window of the car. In earlier times, the weeks around the Sisters Rodeo often included a variety of “public disturbances.” Painter was given permission to temporarily hire some police officers

from Bend and Redmond to help him with keeping the peace during rodeo time. If needed, he could also call on the state police. After being the chief in Sisters, Painter rounded out his career in law enforcement with the Corrections Department of the Deschutes County Sheriff ’s Office (DCSO). He was followed by a succession of chiefs and patrolmen. Chiefs included Bob Dent, Jim France, Mike “Moon” Mullins, John McMurran, David Haynes, and Rich Shawver. Former Public Works Director Gary Frazee served as one of fourto-six reserve members of the force and still has his uniform. Most of their department vehicles were purchased used from the OSP at bargain prices. There was a lot of excitement when a new white Jeep Cherokee 4 x 4 was purchased. It came with a special police package and was good in snow conditions. There was also a 1988 Kawasaki 1000 Police Special motorcycle purchased from the Salem Police Department. For less than $500, the motorcycle came with a helmet and modified uniform. It brought the police closer to the public as people would come up and talk to the officer. Mountain bikes were ridden by reserve and volunteer officers. The bikes and motorcycle were easier to maneuver in Sisters traffic. The police personnel didn’t have a contract with the City. Rather, they operated under guidelines in a City personnel manual. The police began looking at organizing two months after City Manager Barbara Warren and

Chief Haynes disagreed about overtime and vacation pay. With a $60,000 shortfall in the City budget, there was discussion about police layoffs. Haynes had asked for $7,000 in overtime pay for his officers. Instead, Warren offered compensatory time off which led Haynes to claim that Warren intended to countermand his authorization of overtime pay, which would cause him to violate City policy and wage and hour laws. Haynes quit in anger, turning in his badge and tendering his resignation. He later returned police uniforms and his patrol car. When he cooled down and requested his job back, it was granted, but the following May he was given the opportunity to resign, which he refused, and so was fired. Shawver, who had been a lieutenant on the Sisters force, became the last Sisters police chief before DCSO took over. During Haynes’ time as chief, crime in Sisters included a variety of more serious incidents, including an arson fire in November 1991 in the Gallery Annex (The Paper Place, Hen’s Tooth and Something Special Gifts). Haynes was asked to do something to clean up drug trafficking in Sisters. After a three-month undercover investigation, a large drug raid saw 42 officers from various agencies with seven search warrants making 10 arrests resulting in 41 indictments charging 11 people with drug sales, and illegal payoffs on video poker machines. Six


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homes (one in Bend) and one Sisters business (Yukon Jack’s) were raided. Hayne’s quote after the raid was characteristically blunt: “I think this raid will have some impact. If you are going to make illegal drugs part of your lifestyle or business, it will be our business. If you are going to be involved, then we are going to be involved with you.” Deschutes County Sheriff Greg Brown proposed merging Sisters’ police services with the sheriff ’s department to the City Council. He purported that the DCSO could provide the same or a greater level of service for the City for less money, which was attractive due to the budget shortfall in the City. The police department’s


relationship with the City had been rocky for the previous year. The department had been unionized, and the City had never dealt with union issues. The Council proposed convening a Citizens Advisory Committee to study the matter but, in the end, the Council took the issue on and made the decision themselves. When the Sisters Police Department was disbanded in 1999, the vehicles and personnel were absorbed into the DCSO. The white Jeep Cherokee was among the vehicles given to the county. City Manager Cory Misley reports that it ended up in La Pine, where it was eventually stolen out of the parking lot. For 20 years, law enforcement has been provided by the patrol personnel of the DCSO through a contract between the City and the sheriff’s office. The most recent three-year contract expires in June 2020 and the City is currently negotiating a new contract for increased services and personnel.


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GOLF COURSE FRONTAGE Caldera Springs - Resort living at its finest. Build that custom home for full-time or vacation use. A nicely treed lot with a view of the 16th hole, common area with a cart path and tee box for the 17th hole just across the street. Ponds, pool, hiking and bike trails, tennis, pickle ball and a clubhouse for your enjoyment. $278,000. MLS#201910968

NEAR THE DESCHUTES RIVER Climb the slight ridge and the mountain views open big and wide from Mt. Hood to Broken Top. Every peak is visible as well as the valley below. Bordering BLM directly on the eastside. Paved access, underground utilities, existing well and septic available. Enjoy the quiet setting and night sky in this beautiful secluded corner of Deschutes County. $395,000. MLS#201506281

LAKE CREEK LODGE, #27-U3 One-quarter shared interest in this beautiful 3-bedroom, 3-bath cabin at historic Lake Creek Lodge in Camp Sherman. Features modern amenities with the feel of yesteryear. Built in 2011, and furnished with a combination of antiques and quality reproduction pieces. The cabin features fir plank floors, knotty pine paneling, stone/gas fireplace, butcher block countertops, gas cooktop, farm kitchen sink, tile bathroom floors and showers, washer/dryer, cedar decks, stone exterior accents and locked owner storage. $215,000. MLS#201908128

LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION! Just minutes from town with filtered mountain views. Prairie-style home in Indian Ford Meadows features vaulted ceilings, open beams and style. Well-built but dated interior ready for your dreams of renovation to make this special home and property your own. 4-bedrooms, 2.5 baths, 3,014 sq. ft. with oversize double garage. Weathered vintage barn. Gorgeous setting amid mature ponderosa pines. Fenced and cross-fenced and set up for your horses with access to National Forest. $799,000. MLS#201910970

16676 JORDAN ROAD Mountain views! Part of the original Lazy Z Ranch. Fenced on two sides with Kentucky black fencing. Power close by. Septic feasibility in place, may need new evaluation. Close to town, yet off the beaten path, overlooking a 200-acre site of the R&B Ranch, which currently is not buildable. Needs well. Owner will consider short terms. $385,000. MLS#201802331

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7515 SE GENTIAN WAY, PRINEVILLE Views of the water from every nook and cranny on this 76-acre hillside property. The graveled driveway leads you up to a cozy campsite with a trailer, outdoor shower, deck and fire pit. There is a cased well (no pump or power at this time). Power is at the road. Standard septic approval in 2004. Terrain varies with some beautiful sandy, level areas to a small canyon with animal trails. Gated driveway. Zoning allows for 5-acre homesites. One-quarter mile to the boat dock for year-round recreation. Borders public lands to the east. Owners will carry a contract. Broker owned. MLS#201907560. $229,000.

69114 BARCLAY LANE Beautiful 10 acres with Cascade mountain views! Close to town with paved access, natural sub-irrigated meadow, ponderosa pines, septic approval, excavated pond and shallow well depths. The building site offers views of Broken Top, the Three Sisters and Black Crater. There are views from the property of Mt. Jefferson, Black Butte, 3-Fingered Jack and Mt. Washington. An early morning walk through the meadow is spectacular with chest-high meadow grasses, wildflowers, grazing deer, circling raptors and countless native birds. This rare setting has Indian Ford Creek along its east boundary.$399,000. MLS#201906185

DESCHUTES RIVERFRONT ACREAGE! Ten acres along the Middle Deschutes offers a spectacular building site with 180 degree river views with the Cascade mountains in the background. Paved access, electricity available, standard septic feasibility and an existing well. The property gently slopes from the street to the northwest forming a flat bench with a premier building site before rolling off to the river. There are two adjacent parcels also available that create the possibility for a multiplehome estate. With great mountain and river views, this is a rare opportunity to build your dream home. $299,500. MLS#201910338

40 ACRES – 17672 WILT ROAD Private, yet close in, less than 10± miles from downtown Sisters. Forty acres with elevated building site and modest mountain views. Mix of pine and juniper. This property would be a great candidate for off-grid power, but power access is available. Call Listing Agent regarding power. Needs septic feasibility. Conditional-use permit to build a home was recently renewed for two years. Borders government land, State of Oregon, BLM and Deschutes County on three sides Owner will consider short terms. $299,500. MLS#201908158

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