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REAL PEOPLE: Swart looks back on a life of work and volunteerism

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JOSEPH — A quick glance back on the 80 years of Don Swart and one recurring theme can’t be missed: the man likes to work. Retired for more than a decade from running the county’s weekly paper, Swart historically has had a hand in a variety of causes.

Swart spent 40 years with the Wallowa County Chieftain, after his father-in-law, Gwen Coffin, asked him to come work for him at the Chieftain for a summer. 


GARDEN GUIDE: January isn't too early to get growing

It may seem early, but now is the time to start planning your long-growing vegetables for starting seeds in the greenhouse or other heated area.  

If you are starting tomatoes from seed, they usually take six to eight weeks after germination to become strong enough to place into a cold frame or “wall-o-water” outside.  The same holds true for eggplant, most varieties of peppers, and members of the Cole or cabbage family which includes broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage and yes, even Brussels spouts.


GARDEN GUIDE: January isn't too early to get growing

It may seem early, but now is the time to start planning your long-growing vegetables for starting seeds in the greenhouse or other heated area.  

If you are starting tomatoes from seed, they usually take six to eight weeks after germination to become strong enough to place into a cold frame or “wall-o-water” outside.  The same holds true for eggplant, most varieties of peppers, and members of the Cole or cabbage family which includes broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage and yes, even Brussels spouts.


DORY'S DIARY: The perfect snow for making people

January has seemed more like March than the time of year when we should be deep in the winter of things.

Still, we don’t know what to expect as we edge towards a real spring, so maybe we should look back with a longing glance at what used to be.


HEALTH BRIEFS: Brain awareness teacher workshop set for March 8

This year’s Brain Awareness workshop has been scheduled for 10 a.m. March 8 in Room 13 in the basement of Inlow Hall at Eastern Oregon University. 

The check-in for the workshop will begin at 9:30 a.m. 

The presenter this year is Dr. Carol S. Dweck from the Department of Psychology at Stanford University. She will present on transforming students’ motivation to learn. 

Advanced registration is recommended. The cost to participate is $15, and light morning snacks and coffee will be served. Registration deadline is Feb. 28. 

For more information, visit www.eou.edu/neoahec or call 541-962-3422. 


Familiar face returns to WMH

ENTERPRISE — The new year brought with it a new, though familiar, face to the top spot at Wallowa Memorial Hospital.

Larry Davy is the new chief executive officer at the hospital, taking over for Dave Harman. Davy served as CEO with Wallowa Memorial Hospital six years ago when he guided the Health Care District through the building of the new hospital. 


WINTERS: Tips for improving your health this winter

It’s the “flu season” again. Here are some thoughts on improving your health this winter.

Get plenty of sleep and rest. Taking a break from life’s challenges can be wonderful and good sleep is essential. Adequate quality sleep allows your body to restore itself and to gird for the next day. 


Keeping the flu at bay can be tricky

It’s that time of year again. Cold weather, short days, sniffles and relentless “get your flu shot” messages.


GRH manager earns credential from RACC

Troy Juniper, imaging services manager at Grande Ronde Hospital in La Grande, has recently received the credential of certified radiology administrator through the Radiology Administration Certification Commission.

Juniper will now hold the CRA designation and may add “CRA” credentials after his name.


Hearing aids Going high tech to fix hearing loss

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Audiologist Dr. Robin Maxon, right, is in the Acoustics System audiometric sound booth with patient KC Kunkle, using an otoscope to examine the anatomy of his ear canal to be sure there are no abnormalities in the ear canal or at the level of eardrum. (PHIL BULLOCK/The Observer)
 

Like so many medical technologies, hearing aids have gone high tech. Away with the clunky brown thing in your ear that buzzes and whistles at the most inopportune moments of your life. The 21st century hearing aids are known as “behind the ear receiver-in-the-canal technology.”

When a patient has his hearing evaluated and is equipped with these state-of-the-art hearing aids, he might feel he’s being fitted for a miniature computer and he would be right. 


REAL PEOPLE: Gorham experienced transformation of Guard

Duty spanned 27 years and two Iraq deployments 

The easiest method to measure the breadth of Todd Gorham’s career in the Oregon Army National Guard is to focus on the world as it stood when he joined and what it looked like when he turned in his gear for the last time.


REAL PEOPLE: North Powder girl doesn’t let obstacle define her

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Adelynn Klundby of North Powder, right, participated in basketball for the first time this season. (Courtesy photo)
NORTH POWDER — Children are amazingly resilient, able to overcome difficult obstacles and thrive. 


Flu season hits oregon

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Nurse practitioner Renee Edwards of Village Health Care in La Grande checks Penny Zarate for flu symptoms Monday. Edwards has been seeing patients with seasonal illnesses since October and is seeing patients with flu symptoms. (PHIL BULLOCK/The Observer)
 

There have been more than 60 flu-related deaths in the state since the start of September

Twenty-five states are now reporting cases of this year’s flu, a familiar one identified as the “swine flu”of the H1N1 type. 


REAL PEOPLE: Blue Mountain Saddle Sisters share an interest in friendship and their horses

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Members of the Blue Mountain Saddle Sister, from left, Marilyn Bowen, Martha Buchanan, Windsome Wells, Char Hampton, Traci Hoadley and Kathi Wright, stop for a photo during a ride on the Lake Creek Trail Head near Tolgate last year. Courtesy photo.
The sliding stop was impressive. But what caught Martha Buchanan’s eye was that the rider was an older woman.


MTHFR gene can affect health

In our recent exploration into factors affecting your health, we have learned about genetic influences. The MTHFR gene, short for methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase, affects some very important body functions. If you are of the roughly 40 percent of U.S. citizens with this mutation, your health will be affected. 


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