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GOLDENDALE, WASHINGTON OCTOBER 16,2013--7 Passing land based business to the next generation, topic for workshop Few challenges that fam- ily forestland owners, farm- ers, ranchers, and other land-based family business- es face are more irhportant than the issue of passing the business and its land base on to the following generation. Many small landowners want to pre- serve their family' lands but don't know how to involve family members in owner- ship and operation of their small land-based business- es. Washington State Uni- versity Extension will faci- ilitate a workshop on suc- cession planning, called "Ties to the Land," Nov. 16, at the PUD in Goldendale. The workshop will focus on ways to maintain family ties to the land from gener- ation to generation The workshop will feature a mix of presentations and practical exercises to devel- op techniques for address- ing the tough issues that ac- company land and business transition. Professionals working with clients on land management will also fmd the workshop relevant. A local facilitator will help with this DVD-based workshop. The presenta- tions will be made from a re- mote location by Clint Benz, CPA, Boldt Carlisle & Smith, and Chairman, American Tree Farm System, and Mark Green, director of Austin Family Business Program at Oregon State University Each family will receive a copy of the T/es to the Land workbook with their registration. Additional information about succession planning is available on the Ties to the Land web site aV testo theland.org. Registration is $45 and- can be made through the Klickitat County Extension Office at 773-5817. The office is located at 228 W. Main Street, in Goldendale. R g- istrations should be made by Oct. 31. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication or reasonable accommoda- tions can contact Todd Murray by Oct. 31 at the Ex- tension Office or via email HEROES .o. Page I of military service, was even motivated to write a song, called "We Will Not Forget," that was performed at the Night of the Patriot concert, Sunday evening at the Pear- son Air Museum, near Van- couver. Sneer has created the Home with Heroes Founda- tion which helps fund contin- uation of the Hunting with Heroes program and pro- motes the idea of communi- ties welcoming home veter- ans. One of the veterans who visited the county this week- end is Jerry Gardner. Gard- ner is originally from Okla- homa, but has been living in Washington and pursuing a degree in psychology. Gard- ner was nominated for the program by Alpha Ecological, where he has worked since March of this year. Gardner was typical of the type of person selected for the program. He is a veteran of both Iraq and Afghanistan wars and he isn't an avid hunter or fisherman. He says he did both as a boy growing up in Oklahoma, but hadn't continued it since being dis- charged from the Navy Gard- ner was married back in Ok- lahoma, working on an asso- ciate degree when his younger brother, who was also married, decided he would join the Navy. Gardner says he always felt responsi- ble for his brother, so he said he would join, too. Then their wives said, "We are also join- ing." So, all four joined the Navy. Gardner became a member of Navy Seal Team 5. His brother still serves in the Navy, but sadly, both mar- riages were casualtie of the decision for all to join. While serving, Gardner was injured by an improvised exploding device (IED) and put on the sidelines with a head injury that impacted the vision in one eye. Doing desk duty isn't what he had in mind, so in 2004 he got out of the Navy. Gardner soon found that employers didn't appreci- ate the skills that a Navy Seal had, things like commitmen.t, being a team player, innova- tion, strong work ethic and a can-do attitude. 'They just saw me as a killer," says Gardner. "They didn't make the effort to see me as a person with skills," says Gardner, who was look- ing for a government job. He got by working on construc- tion jobs while completing a degree in psychology through Washington State Universi- ty's Vancouver campus. Last March, Gardner at- tended a Veterans' Adminis- tration sponsored job fair in Portland. He says he made the rounds through the usual booths of employers looking for laborers and saw the Alpha Ecological booth on his way out. He stopped to visit and learned about their involvement in a kids' educa- tion program (Alpha Ecologi- cal sponsors a science educa- tion program called Fra- boom, On-line Children's Mu- seum, intended for use by teachers in classrooms) and the Hunting with Heroes pro- gram. He decided to apply and was hired the next day Gardner, who says he has not met with his former Seal comrades for the past seven years, mainly because the discussion brings up memo- ries they would rather not re- live, was struck by the cama- raderie of last weekend's event. He enjoyed sharing in old stories and learning of the recent accomplishments of his newly met friends in the camp setting in Klickitat. One of his co-workers at Alpha Ecological, Jake Carse is also a volunteer helping withthe program. Gardner, who had never before tried fly-fishing, learned the skill on the Klickitat River with Carse as his instructor. He had the usual beginner expe- riences of hooking trees and body, but for a first timer, it didn't take Gardner long be- fore he had the experience of a lifetime, hooking salmon in the Klickitat River. On Sun- day he was headed for the up- lands for pheasant hunting at the Chlles Horseshoe Bend Ranch. But, Saturday was a time for visiting and enjoying food and music at the event headquarters in the parking lot of Canyon Market. Gardner, who received his diploma this summer, says he is enrolling in the master's degree program, determined to council returning veterans. As for the impact of the pro- gram, Gardner says he is going right out to buy a fly rod. It was also obvious that his experience was giving him second thoughts about a long-overdue reunion with old Seal friends. Sneer wants to see commu- Fd-Tue, 0ct. 18- 0ct. 22, 2013 Subject t0 change, Cl~k times daiS. TRACY ZOLLER, KLICKITAT RIVER GUIDES BIG FISH: Even first time fishermen were successful in catching salmon on the Klickitat River. Tracy Zoller, of adventurefishing.net out of Klickitat coordinated the fishing adventure. nities reach out to welcome home veterans and doesn't limit it to combat veterans. Regardless of where and when people served their count , Sneer believes com- munities should show their appreciation. The public can play a role in Hunting with Heroes by giving to the Home with Heroes Foundation or downloading Sneer's song, which will generate a one-dol- lar donation for each down- load. A link to the song is on the homewithheroes.com web page. Nominations can also be made for a makeover of a veteran's home, a project with Home Depot. Hunting with Heroes will return to Klickitat next year, says Carl Coolidge, owner of Canyon Market. Coolidge was the main contact for the pro- gram when they first looked at Klickitat as a potential site. A host of community and area people were also instru- mental in making the pro- gram a success. The Klickitat County Sheriff's Office led the parade into town and pro- vided security and the local volunteer fire department helped with logistics. Some other key players were Pro- ject Patch who provided some housing and access to proper- ty, Matt Chiles who provided experience learning to shoot shotguns on clay targets, then live pheasants and Tracy Movies in 3D subject to a 3D surcharge www, Moviesln TheDalles.com facebook, com/columbiacinema TO BE INCLUDED OR TO REMOVE A NAME PLEASE CALL: THE GOLDENDALE SENTINEL @ (509) 773-3777 October 18 October 29 Melissa Justman Barbara Thomsen October 19 October 30 Cynthia Tyndall Ira Hutchins Sandra Crook Carol ross ,# Enter for a chance to win ALLYN'S Do It Building Center Shopping Giveaway You could be our zex local m/nner! IPlml~Immlilmmlll~mmllmlmlmllm i : Enter for your chance to win! I I I I I Name I I I I -- I I Address " I I I ! -- _ ! | City WA Zip | I I I .... I I Daytime Phone I I I I .... I I Evening Phone I I I I .... I I Email Address I I I | Must be at least 18 years old to enter. No purchase necessary. Giveaway ends November I 16, 2013. 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It is a marriage that Coolidge thinks will benefit Klickitat as much as it does their guests. "Partnering with people like this is what we need to do to revitalize the community," says Coolidge. Revitalization is just the word that Sneer uses when he thinks of Klickitat, for he too has another project in mind and if he has his way, it is cer- tain to provide some econom- ic impact for the town of Klickitat. It is in the early dis- cussion stages at this time, but Sneer hopes to bring a fishing related enterprise to Klickitat if things fall in place. We carry Noble Fence Panels and Gates Home Delivery Available!! Please call Ted Brittner at (541) 256-0233 orrow oun y ]Grain Growers.., 1 4"I Wasco L~-(~/~7-1 (800) 824-7185 ~/=~ ~ ~ Heppner (541) 676-9422 CASE I :l If ever you've thought about adopting or fostering a pet, the need is urgent. Please help us find forever homes today! 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