The New Senior for January 2015

The New Senior Rounds the decade bend!

By T. Myers

As the clock strikes midnight on the close of another year, the Newberry Eagle is turning another corner on keeping columns and special stories in the news for yet another year. Sandra Jones, Dan Varcoe, John Huddle, volunteer writers and Teri Myers have been working in one capacity or another since the beginning of the paper. Christy Otteni started the paper to give the community a way to tell its own story. Kim Feer moved to Oregon from the East Coast and she brought her brand of news top the forefront during the City referendums and then Sandra Jones from Eagle Lady Media bought the paper from Kim Feer and began her changes to the way we get news in La Pine. For the less than fifteen years the Newberry Eagle has been published, there has always been news worthy of publication  Once a month changed to two times a month and then to the Newberry Eagle Hi way magazine and the local La Pine Newberry Eagle just over a year ago.

Now the staff is charged with representing the readership in a large area between Sisters, Bend, Sunriver, Oak Ridge and our own town here in La Pine. We have a number of contributing writers who represent their own factions and the staff writers who pick up the main news stories and columns for your enjoyment. For about seven years, Teri Myers has been writing a three part Christmas Story that starts with the Thanksgiving issue and goes through the Christmas issue. There have been special stories about local heroes, sports events, ROTC events, City happenings, and the special events that make La Pine unique in the area.

A reader can always count on the fact that there will be updates on the big organizations and agencies, calendars of activities, interviews and great coverage for the events that make La Pine la Pine! (Frontier Days, the La Pine Rodeo, the Trunk or Treat event.

The Eagle has made a point of keeping up with business and has given space for Chamber of Commerce happenings so that the community knows what local businesses are doing to “Grow” out little town. During the past two years the Chamber has been making their offices and visitor’s center a place that is open to all and ready to let visitor know how great La Pine is!

As a New Senior, (Opposite an Old Senior) people in our age group (55 and older and busy volunteering at the almost 100 different charities and organizations/churches in the area to help our neighbors. Kudos to the New Seniors who are out there making a difference and to the Old Seniors who are here to guide us in our efforts.

Let the paper know what you are thinking for 2015. There is always a place for energetic people to write and discuss the local issues in the Eagle. Let us know online at newberryeagle.com and we will contact you about potential stories. Happy New year and see you in a couple of weeks.


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