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Wallowa County Chieftain
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Nick Jannuzzi, 28, of Enterprise is the co-owner of D.J.s
Repair and U-Haul and Old Hickory Shed Sales in Enter-
prise. He’s a single guy, working with his dad, and doing
what he apparently was born to do.
His parents are D.J. and Diana Jannuzzi and stepmom,
Laura Jannuzzi. He graduated from Enterprise High and
went on to Lewis-Clark State College where he studied the
family business, automotive tech.
Dad, D.J., always welcomed Nick in the family business
and made him a partner in 2010.
Nick followed in his father’s footsteps in another way,
too, joining the Elks and becoming involved in their charita-
ble works. He and his dad work every year in the Elks Christ-
mas Basket program.
Nick also enjoys acting as referee for local high school
football and would like to get into coaching in the future.
He gets his adrenalin rush by acting as crew chief for his
dad’s racecar, a 1967 Camaro competing 1995-2011. The
car was sold in 2011, but they’ll either get it back or race a
similar car soon. They compete in National Hot Rod Racing
Association events. The nearest event is in Spokane.
Q. So, obviously the family business was a big
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draw, but what else about Wallowa County made it
the place to come back to?
A. I like it here. It’s everything I’ve known and I wanted to
come back and live here. I like the people here. There may be
more money elsewhere, but the people here are better (than
those I’ve met elsewhere), the scenery is better, there’s more
potential here and the schools are better.
Q. What has Wallowa County taught you?
A. I would say that you can bounce back. When we moved
from our auto parts store on River Street to here on Golf
Course Road in Enterprise, we didn’t lose any mechanical
customers and things are only getting better. In this county
you can always turn things around.
Q. Can you recall the very first book you ever
checked out for yourself, and can you recommend
a book you like now?
A. I was four or five, in kindergarten, and I checked out “Go,
Dog, Go.” I could read it myself, and I think I checked it out
four or five times. Now, although I’m a creative person and like
to write, I really mostly read technical and automotive manu-
als. I do like to read racing magazines like “Super Chevy.”
First-ever Zine published in Wallowa County
By Paul Wahl
Wallowa County Chieftain
allowa County has a newspaper, a radio
station and a number of websites devoted
to a variety of topics.
But Lauren MacDonald couldn’t
escape the impression that something was missing
when it came to communication pieces. She cre-
ated a Zine.
“The genesis of this project was just basically
me sitting on my front porch enjoying the early
summer sun and realizing I wanted to share my
seasonal experience from Wallowa County, and I
wanted to connect with community here and share
their experience,” said MacDonald, a nurse and
herbal medicine practitioner by trade.
She was born and raised in St. Louis and
moved west to the San Francisco Bay Area in
2012. After four years, she was ready to leave
the city hustle and came upon Wallowa County by way of a friend.
“Since moving here last year, I have felt called to engage with
community here in an artful way and this idea just came through,”
she said. “Once I had the project idea and motivation to make it
happen, I realized I really wanted to make it a simple production
and free and accessible throughout the county.
She sought the support of another friend, Ehlana Struth, and
connected with a potential publisher.
“Lauren contacted Fishtrap last year about creating a Wal-
lowa County zine and asked if we would be willing to help,” said
Shannon McNerney, Fishtrap Executive Director. “We were so
impressed with her vision and production plan that we said we’d
pay for printing, help with distribution and provide any additional
help she and Ehlana, her co-conspirator, might need.”
Zine editing is a maiden voyage for MacDonald, although she
has self-published a book of poems called “Open Heart.”
“It a simple publication that I printed, folded and stapled
myself,” she said. “I appreciated the ease of it.”
The Zine took on a similar form, 8.5x5.5 with a cover and con-
tent rendered in Courier, which has the appearance of a an old-fash-
ioned typewriter. Photos and artwork are interspersed.
The Zine has popped up everywhere across the county, in clinic
waiting rooms, coffee shops and retail shops. A copy is available at
the Chieftain office.
Buoyed by the success of the first edition, MacDonald and
Struth are planning the spring edition.
“The invitation to participate and share art in this zine is open to
anyone who has experience of the season in the county,” said Mac-
Donald. “Locals, visitors, seasonal workers, passersby ... all are
welcome and we hope to have a wide range of voices, ages and art.”
Submissions to be submitted by email are due Feb 20. Send to
email@example.com. Authors who don’t have an email
can drop submissions at Fishtrap.
Short stories, poems, drawings, photos, collages, graphic
designs, prints all with the essence of spring or spring inspired by
Wallowa County and art made in Wallowa County in the spring is
“We want to welcome a variety of art so really its up to the art-
ist to interpret ‘spring’ when they are choosing a submission,” Mac-
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