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Take Aim at the Season Ahead July 30th, 2014 by Duy Mai

  Bow hunting season is just an arrow’s fly away in most parts of Ruralite country. That means it is not too soon to start scouting areas to hunt. It is also time to start preparing yourself and your equipment...


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Faces of Summer July 30th, 2014 by Duy Mai

Readers capture some of the essence of the season   Buckin’ Bales After helping on the hay wagon all day, 3-year-old Henry wants to beat his “Uppa” in with the last bale. Photo submitted by grandfather Joe Wing of Union, Oregon....


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Picturing Potential July 30th, 2014 by Dave LaBelle

Life is different the farther one gets from a busy interstate. Last year, while driving across the flat plains and rolling hills of Kansas—one of my favorite states—I pulled off the highway hoping to find traces of a slower past...


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Oldies But Goodies July 30th, 2014 by Dianna Troyer

The five Troubadours bring joy to those who grew up with songs from the ’50s and ’60s By Dianna Troyer Dressed in a purple shirt, white bowtie and dapper black hat, Mel Pfeifer shuffles, spins and shimmies around wheelchairs as...


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Cool Tips for Hot Kitchens July 10th, 2014 by B. Denise Hawkins

Just because it’s hot outside, you don’t have to stay out of the kitchen. Think beyond the backyard grill. And don’t limit your summer fare to tossed salad and cold sandwiches when you want to keep the indoors comfortable, the...


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Revisiting the 10 Essentials June 30th, 2014 by Curtis Condon

Getting lost can happen innocently enough. Inattention, unfamiliarity and wrong turns culminate in the panic of not knowing where you are—a realization even more terrifying as darkness approaches. Most of us will never experience a life-or-death survival situation in the...


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Eyes on the Sky June 30th, 2014 by Craig Reed

  Oregon Observatory boasts 28 telescopes and more than 10,000 visitors a year By Craig Reed “Are there any aliens out there?” That is a question Bob Grossfeld hears repeatedly from visitors to the Oregon Observatory in Sunriver, Oregon. Bob, manager of...


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Drive-In Theaters: The Sequel June 30th, 2014 by Dianna Troyer

Fans flock once again to nostalgic cinematic icons By Dianna Troyer Brian Francis still remembers the fascination he felt as a toddler watching the movie “101 Dalmatians” from the back deck of his house at his family’s 99W Drive-In theater....


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Energy-Saving Technology May 30th, 2014 by Brenda Somes

Although ductless heat pump technology has been used for about 35 years internationally, it is a relatively new heating and cooling technology in the minds of many Americans. Ductless heat pumps have a reputation for providing a high level of...


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The Flag Man May 30th, 2014 by Craig Reed

Robin Hickman handles the flags with genuine gentleness. As he unfurls them or refolds them, he talks to them about their history, about their purpose, with reverence in his voice. Many of the flags in his vast collection have deep...