Next to the plant description sign for the ponderosa pine trees is a newly cut stump on the First Street Rapids Park Trail. About 27 trees of varying sizes were cut down on March 30. Some were good shade trees and shelters for wildlife. Some of the trees gave the trail a natural atmosphere. I think that it's a shame to have them cut.
While many of us are going to be slaving over stoves, stuffing, brining or the always fun deep-frying our butterball turkeys this Thursday, there are options for those who don't feel like sticking their hands in the cavity of a 20-pound bird or cutting up the neck to stew some gravy. For all of you who would rather have a skilled chef prepare your fixins, here's a list of restaurants serving Thanksgiving Dinner, courtesy of Visit Bend.