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Welcome to Ark Animal Care Dr. Hovenden!

Dr. Chris Hovenden is a native Oregonian who grew up in Salem. He graduated from Oregon State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2005. For the last eight years he has worked as an emergency medicine doctor at Salem Emergency Clinic. He now resides in Salem with his wife of fifteen years, their two daughters, ages 11 and 6, two dogs and four cats. He enjoys camping, hiking, fishing and skiing. Dr. Hovenden will be working at Ark Animal Care in Mill City on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays and one Saturday a month. He will be joining Dr. Keri Sanders whose will be working Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays and one Saturday a month as well Even though emergency medicine has been Hovenden’s specialty, he is looking forward to the idea of private practice and developing relationships with clients and the ability to follow through on cases he sees. Ark Animal Care hours are Monday through Friday from 8am to 5pm. They are also open 2 Saturdays per month This Month’s Special: Bring your fur friend in during the month of January and receive 20% off an exam with Dr. Hovendon. Coming up in in February there will be 20% off all dental related services.

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Aliens over Detroit Lake?

Professional photographer Dave White, of Dave White Photography, was travelling up Highway 22 on January 2nd. .He stopped and turned around to get this shot of what he calls“lenticular clouds” hovering around Mt. Jefferson over Detroit Lake. Clouds? or aliens? You be the judge. Prints available at Prints at .

Free Basketball admission at Santiam Jr/Sr High this Saturday High school winter sports are well underway, and thanks to a malfunction in the scoreboard at Santiam, everyone gets into the basketball game free this Saturday night. Apparently during last Friday’s game the scoreboard quit working, forcing the game to be cancelled. “Everyone had already paid, and it was too hard to reimburse everyone correctly, so we decided to give everyone a free admission to this game,” said principal David Plotts. The Wolverines will face off the Kennedy Trojans Saturday, Jan 11 at nthe Santiam gymnasium with girls Varsity starting at 5:30 and the boys at 7:30. The Lady Wolverine team is currently ranked #2 in the league (Continued page 5))

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local online trading site beats out Craigslist hands down Have we told you how much we love the Canyon Recycler? It’s a local trading page on facebook, to buy sell and trade, and it’s hopping busy. People of the canyon are looking to get rid of, and to get, items of all sorts. Just this week there are free bulbs,(the gardening kind) a gun safe for sale, table and chairs, washer and dryer, a remote control spy helicopter and even “42” x 62” bubble gum pink energy efficient curtains - fairly new - very wrinkled, but still usable 3 panels - $10.” And crazy as it seems, all these items appear to find new homes, right here in the Santiam Canyon. Each day more people are listing more items and the deals are good. And it’s a great way to get to know your neighbors and make friends while cleaning out the garage. Gates mom, Lindsey Zauber started the site for a multitude of reasons, one of them just to find affordable items close to home. The site quickly has gained momentum, and has led to many a happy trader. CraigsList is a very popular online trading site, but it covers large portions of the state, and you don’t normally know the person you are buying from. You could drive for hours to find the

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location, and the deals can go sour, very sour. Think driving 40 miles for a trade, only to find out they “weren’t sure” if you were coming so sold it to someone else just minutes earlier. I shook my head in disbelief after finding my son’s dream-come-true Christmas gift on Craigslist. He was just 4, but it was exactly what he wanted: A huge lego pirate ship, complete with Pirates of the Caribbean characters for just $50 for sale in South Salem. Bam! Perfect! Mine! I would win mommy of the year for this purchase. I called right away and was told, was still available. Off I rushed my children to a friend’s house, to make sure the surprise factor wasn’t lost. I spoke with the seller several times to find out directions to his home, while my husband raced down Hwy 22 expertly avoiding traffic. The roads were a bit icy in spots, slowing us down, so I called again to let him know we were on our way and would be their in a few. We arrived about 10 minutes after planned. As we pulled into the driveway the porch lights flipped on and this man came rushing out carrying our boat with a smile as big

as Santa himself. I jumped out to greet him, and thank him for making our Christmas so great. As we approached, the man ducked and averted us, hurrying to a dark car. “Excuse me! I said, It’s Karen, I called about the boat?!” He didn’t say a word. Just slid around the front of the car quickly, into the drivers seat, and started the engine. I looked towards the open door of the house, where I could see the shadow of another man standing quietly. The porch lights go out. “Hello?!” I call out to the now dark splotch, staring in disbelief, wondering if we were being set up for a car jacking. “Hello?!” He says not a word. The door closes. I sit in my car listening to my angel of a husband attempt to convince me to let it be, while the devil inside implored me to rush to the door and demand an apology. Reason won that day, thank goodness. In retrospect, had my son gotten that toy at that age it would have turned into a pile of rubble within minutes and there would be no one in the household with the skills or patient to reassemble it. Perhaps the rude seller saved me from that fate. Perhaps I’ll stick a bit closer to home for trading.

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dies Auxiliary Committee. Lieutenant Arlyn Ken’s bad, A Call to all Dunn expressed how much not only the fire but all of the volunteers enjoyed but clean Santiam Canyon department this and every annual food and toy drive. Joke of the Week Artists! We are excited to invite all Santiam Canyon A man was walking along a California beach Lyons City Hall and stumbled across an old lamp. He picked artists, art lovers and the art curious to a preview of the new gallery in Mill City on High- has a new mascot it up and rubbed it and out popped a genie. way 22 .....and his name is Marty! Standing at a re- The genie said, “OK. You released me from A coffee klatch art show is planned for February 15, at the Canyon Performing Arts Center, 415 N.E. Santiam Blvd. in Mill City. All are invited to discuss future co-op, shows, displaying and selling possibilities. Noon to 4 pm. For RSVP or more information, email Denise at Next up: First concert in a series of concerts in Mill City at the Canyon Performing Arts Center: February 14: Slipshod featuring Matt Snook on Resonater guitar, banjo and vocals and Steve Blanchard on Guitar and vocals, $12 per person

spectful two feet tall, this hand crafted stuffed moose was rescued at the Lyons clean-up day last year by City Manager Mary Mitchell, who admits that she dumpster dived for this handsome fellow. “The only thing he has wrong with him is a little tear on his antler,” said Mitchell. “I just couldn’t let him go in the trash!” No one knows where he originally came from, but since that fateful day, Marty the Moose has stood proud in the city’s front office, welcoming guests and getting some much deserved appreciation from visitors.

Lyons Fire food and toy drive helps 56 kids by Daryl Atwood

For around a decade now, the Lyons Fire Department has been providing low income families with not only toys but a traditional Christmas dinner each winter. Last December, and with lists of addresses, excited firefighters and their families set out to the destinations with all the gifts they could carry. 23 families and 56 children got to experience the enjoyment that the volunteers have for helping the struggling locals. This is the third year that the presents have not been wrapped so that the families can see what they are getting. In the Christmas spirit, moms and dads got to wrap the gifts for their children with the paper and tape that was provided for them. Those who were involved would like to say thanks for all the donations that have been dropped off at the Lyons Fire Department throughout the year, especially from the La-

the lamp, blah blah blah. This is the fourth time this month and I’m getting a little sick of these wishes so you can forget about three. You only get one wish!” The man sat and thought about it for a while and said, “I’ve always wanted to go to Hawaii but I’m scared to fly and I get very seasick. Could you build me a bridge to Hawaii so I can drive over there to visit?” The genie laughed and said, “That’s impossible. Think of the logistics of that! How would the supports ever reach the bottom of the Pacific? Think of how much concrete... how much steel!! No, think of another wish.” The man said OK and tried to think of a really good wish. Finally, he said, “I’ve been married and divorced four times. My wives always said that I don’t care and that I’m insensitive. So, I wish that I could understand women....know how they feel inside and what they’re thinking when they give me the silent treatment....know why they’re crying, know what they really want when they say ‘nothing’....know how to make them truly happy....” The genie asked, “Do you want that bridge two lanes or four?”

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Lyons ministry student seeks help for college tuition By Daryl Atwood Olivia Gulstrom from Lyons, a home schooled local girl, is trying to raise enough money to cover $2,000 worth of tuition costs at Adelphia God to continue her education. Olivia is attending her first year of college east of Seattle, WA. She is working towards a Ministry degree at the christian bible school and has already raised $230.00 in just two days. She used a website called designed to help people raise money for a variety of reasons, such as tuition costs. Seven people that have already logged on and pledged funds, like Bonnie Taylor ($20) who commented, “Bless you and this path God has you on…” San-

dra Burkett also donated $30, noting, “Enjoy your schooling”. Some left donations as big as $100 that came anonymously. Olivia is already making good progress with this site but still has a ways to go. “I’m at 10.5% of my goal! Thank you to those who have donated so far.” Friends and family told Olivia about and encouraged her to set up a site of her own. “This past term at Adelphia God taught me

that I’m not going to school for me, but for those I’m spending time with everyday. As the next term quickly approaches, I believe He is wanting me to continue my schooling in this way, to help be a positive light to those I’m schooling with this year and encourage them in the truth. To complete this term I have simplified my needs, sold many hand-made crocheted projects, have a job on-campus, and still have a gap to meet the tuition needs of the term. Would you consider praying for me, and if God presses on your heart to contribute a bit, to give toward that need? I would appreciate your prayers that I would completely trust that God has it all in his hands, and any $ gift to help complete the term. Thank you for your consideration. I love you and God bless!” said Olivia. If you would like to donate to Olivia Gulstrom’s tuition fund, visit the website at

trapped by community members, first responders who trap and return feral cats for others, and for community members or rescue organizations taking responsibility for a feral cat colony or feeding station. Vaccines, flea and earmite treatment, deworming are included in the feral cat surgery package. Free 5-day use of a live-release trap is also included with a refundable $50 deposit. In addition, those who decide to keep a “barn cat” that shows up on their property can spay & neuter for only $5. All cats served must arrive for surgery in a live-release trap, receive an ear tipping to indicate sterilization, and be returned to the location where they were trapped after surgery. The waived-fee surgeries are made possible thanks to a generous grant from the Bernice Barbour Foundation, motivated by the urgent issue of cat overpopulation in our community. Community concern, frustration, and advocacy peaked in a series of news articles in 2013, highlighting a largely uncontrolled problem of cats here, there, and everywhere! There are an estimated 88,000 “owned” cats

in Marion & Polk Counties, and an additional 70,000 free-roaming “community cats” made up of the lost, abandoned, loosely-owned, and feral. Only 2% of community cats are sterilized versus 85% of owned cats, and they produce 80% of the kittens each season. The least costly, most effective, and most humane means to stabilize the community cat population is Trap Neuter Return (TNR). For the Fix-a-Feral program, Willamette Humane Society Spay & Neuter Clinic is working closely with local groups engaged in TNR, including The Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon, Salem Friends of Felines, the Coalition Advocating for Animals, and independent trappers. Call 503-480-SPAY to get involved, learn more, or schedule an appointment. More details and trapping tips are available at To raise additional funding for the Fix-a-Feral program, Gamberetti’s is hosting a SPAYghetti Dinner fundraiser on January 21 at 6 pm. The ticket price of $43 is the cost of the feral cat surgery package. Call 503-585-5900 ext 324, or visit to reserve your seats. Working together, we can stabilize the cat population, reduce shelter euthanasia, and create a better life for felines and community members in Marion & Polk Counties.

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Santiam’s Lady Wolverines ranked top 5 in State, wins 2 tournaments winter break

In their new t-shirts laying claim to the Cougar Classic Tournament over winter break: Back row left to right: Mckenna Aerni, Destiny Bruce, Kelsey Clark, Hannah Thompson, Lindsey Reeser, Kelsey Arndt, front row left to right Alisha Clark, Maria Eugenio, and Harli Davidson. (continued from page 1) and over all top 5 in the state. Over Christmas break the team, coached by Randy Lafollet, took top seat in two separate tournaments, at Dayton and Gervais, both against 3A schools. Hannah Thompson, player #12 for Santiam made such an impression with her ball handling skills that she received “Player of the Week” in a recent Statesman Journal. “The girls team is doing exceptionally well,” said Ted Buck, Santiam’s athletic director. .Santiam Varsity boys team, coached by JD Hill, has no seniors this year. “It’s a young team and the boys are developing well and improving each game,” said Buck. The free admission games this Saturday start with the Girls Varsity at 6 pm then the Boys Varsity at 7:30 pm at Santiam Jr/Sr High Gym

Wrestling season off to a slow start due to weather

Several meets were cancelled early in the season due to icy roads presenting possible hazardous driving conditions. The Wolverines did participate in a 9 team tournament at Willemina over winter break, with many wrestlers placing in the top 5 in weight. There is a home meet scheduled against Scio, Tuesday, January 14.


Growing green and eating healthy at Santiam Canyon Schools

Now here’s something good to chew on!

– Linn County has added a part-time person to serve the Santiam Canyon with a focus on youth and families. Based out of the schools, the emphasis will be healthy eating, and learning to grow food locally. The greenhouse at the high school will be utilized, and plants provided to families and the community garden if that’s desired. Your ideas are wanted, related to this project. Community feedback is being sought, to help guide the project. Contact Robin Galloway at (541)967-3871 or e-mail her: robin. OSU Extension offers a wide range of educational resources from their Albany office, and website ( linn).

K-5 Grade Classroom Mural Art Contest Begins Now! Attention: All Marion County Kindergarten through 5th Grade

Classrooms! Register by: February 14, 2014 to participate in the Marion Soil and Water Conservation District’s 2014 Classroom Mural Art Contest “DIG DEEPER-Mysteries in the Soil”. Encourage team building, increase learning about the environment and conservation while having FUN! Prizes for ALL participants. For more information go to: www. or call Marion SWCD at (503) 391-9927 (Salem).

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Mike went home to be with our Lord December 30, 2013. He was born July 17, 1959 in Stayton Oregon to Charles and Wilma Golden. He grew up in Mill City where he love riding dirt bikes and muscle cars of which he owned many. He married his lifelong companion Debbie Parkinson on December 28, 1982. He was a devoted husband and father, raising his two daughters primarily in Mill City. There was never a more proud father. Mike worked most of his life as a truck driver and heavy equipment operator. Mike loved the outdoors; fishing, camping & hiking. He was a master gardener and loved spending time in his garden. Family was everything to

Mike but the highlight of his life where his three grandsons. Mike is survived by his wife Debbie of 31 years; parents, Charles & Wilma Golden, Mill City; Daughters, Heather Golden, Salem OR & Karen Andrews, Houston TX; Sisters, Debbie (John) Olivera & Kathy Cooper both of Mill City; Grandsons, Mikey Golden, Mill City, TJ & Riley Golden-Reopelle, Salem; Nieces, Katelyn Callistini, Tualatin, Ashely Cooper, Salem; Nephew, Casey Cooper, Albany & Great Nephew Jrayden of Mill City. Services will be Saturday, January 11th 1:00 at the Mill City Christian Church. Reception to follow.

here all of his life. Jerry served in the US Army during the Korean War. He worked as a fork lift driver at Stayton Canning Co. for 20 years. Jerry was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Stayton and the Knights of Columbus. He was a rancher raising cattle and sheep, a farmer raising strawberries and boysenberries, and an antique dealer and collector, a song writer and guitar player, a self taught artist, carpenter and most importantly a cat lover. Jerry enjoyed birdwatching, traveling, and going to antique shops. He married Joyce Kraemer on January 9, December 19, 1930 – 1954 in Mt Angel. Jerry is survived by his January 4, 2014 wife; Joyce of Scio; children: Nancy (Steve) Scio – Jerry, 83, died January 4 at his home Cook of Philomath, Carol (Ron) Mouser in Scio. He was born in Stayton and has lived of Stayton, Bonnie (John) Ripp of Stayton, Peggy Mack of Scio and Tony (Angelique)

Basl of Salem; grandchildren; Amy, Chelsea, Nicki, Anthony, Dylan, Casey, Robert, Victoria, Trevor, Makayla, and Cody; great-grandchildren: Leighara, Nathan, Riley, Troy, and Kyler. He was preceded in death by his brother, Don and parents, John and Viola Basl. Viewing will be Thursday, January 9 from 3-7 pm at North Santiam Funeral Service. Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday, January 10, 2014 at 11:00 am at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Stayton. Interment will be in St. Mary Cemetery, Stayton. A reception will follow at Anthony Hall. Contributions may be made to Salem Friends of Felines, Willamette Valley Hospice, or Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Serving the family, North Santiam Funeral Service, Stayton.

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Budget Committee Openings for City of Mill City

The City of Mill City has two (2) vacancies on the city’s budget committee. Budget Committee members serve a three (3) year term. The Budget Committee will meet three or four times during the month of April, 2014 to prepare the city’s budget for Fiscal Year 2014-2015. Citizens interested in serving on the City of Mill City


Lost Dog: Female wolf malamute mix, white with silver on back about 75 pounds. Single black claw on front paw. Name is Talla. Last seen Hwy 46 milepost 12

Budget Committee are encouraged to contact City Recorder Stacie Cook at City Hall (503)897-2302. A letter of interest must be submitted no later than Friday, February 28, 2014 at 4:00p.m. to City Recorder, PO Box 256, Mill City, OR 97360 or via email to:

Call Brian @ (503)897-6103 for more info. 1999 grey Ford Taurus wagon, 198k miles, runs good just needs a tune up. Seats 7, newer tires, tags good until 9/2014. Has minor body damage but a great commuter or student car. $950 obo. Lyons. Video available on Facebook or 503-510-4396. For Sale New Price $40,000 single wide older manufactured home on a 50 x 100 foot lot in Mill City. 2 bedrooms with a built on addition. Ready to move in today. Info: Mike or Pam Wright 503-897-3206, 503-871-7141


Handgun Safety Class with local experts Bob and Shane Pedroli. Range classes are ongoing. Oregon and Utah/Arizona multistate certifications available. Info 503-5809397 www.oldwestprosconcealandcarry. com CPR/AED/First Aid Classes: American Heart Association certified classes for Public and Healthcare Providers. Contact instructor Kurt Hueller at 503-859-3575 or

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Deadline: Saturday noon for the following Wednesday publication. Submit your ad to Drop Box Locations: Mehama True Value Kelly Lumber, Mill City Gates Post Office Publishers Notice: All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation, or discrimination based on color, race, sex, religion, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention to make any such preference, limitation or discrimination. The Canyon Weekly will not knowingly accept any advertising that violates this law. All dwellings advertised are avail on an equal opportunity basis.


Event submissions are printed FREE! The Canyon Weekly cannot guarantee placement; however, priority is given to emailed submissions, and events occurring in the North Santiam Canyon (Lyons/Mehama to Marion Forks). Please submit your event to: must be purchased in advance. Proceeds will go towards the purchases of additional dresses, in sizes that are not commonly donated. For more information or to purchase tickets call Anna Benefiel at 503 881-0711.

Saturday, January 18

Texas Hold-em style Poker at the Eagles Lodge in Mill City.. Proceeds to benefit the Youth Benefit Golf Tournament. January 18. Contact Eagles Lodge for more info.

Ongoing Weekly Events

Friends of the Stayton Pool, Meeting Wednesday 12 Feb 2014, 7pm Stayton Community Center. 400 W Virginia St. Stay- Lyons Library is located at 279 8th St., ton. Discussing March Spaghetti Lyons. Hours:Tue-Thu: 1pm-6:30pm Sat: Dinner Benefit. All are welcome. 10am-3:30pm 503-859-2366 Sun-Mon-Fri: Closed Mill City Library is located at 250 SW 2nd Ave Hours are 10-12 and 1:30-3:30 on Events this Week Thursday, January 9 Tuesday through Friday. Saturday 10-12. The library is closed on Sunday & Monday. 7pm – 8pm 4th of July Committee Mill City City Hall - 444 (503) 897-4143 S 1st Avenue North Santiam Watershed Council meetings are held at the Stayton Community 6:30 Skate Park Committee Meeting at Mill City City Hall - Center at 400 West Virginia Street, Stayton, OR on the second Thursday of every month 444 S 1st Avenue except July and August. Meetings begin Monthly meeting of the Skate at 7:00pm and everyone is welcome. For Park Committee to plan for and more information call (503) 930-8202 or go discuss size, location and fundto ing to construct a local skate park. Santiam Hearts to Arts meets quarterly Friday, January 10 . at Mill City City Hall, from 9:30-10:30am. High School Basketball Santiam vs E. Linn New board members and volunteers are alGirls JV/V - 5/6:30, Boys JV/V - 3:30/8pm. On January 25, All Dressed up will be ways welcome!! Info: http://www.heartstoholding their first ever Dinner and Auction At East Linn. Benefit at the Stayton Community Center Mondays Saturday, January 11 where there will be both a silent and a live 7pm Santiam Canyon Community Free Basketball at Santiam! auction, a fashion show and a lot of fun! Chorus rehearsals at the Mill City ChrisGirls varsity starts at 6pm Boys Varsity at Of special note is the auctioning off of tian Church. For more information contact 7:30. Santiam vs Kennedy 10 beautiful brand new designer wedding Joanne Hebing at 503-859-3426. Tuesday, January 14 gowns, and each can be seen at the faceTuesdays 5:30 pm“Parent’s Nights” brought to book site “All Dressed Up 2014 Dinner/ you by “Family Building Blocks,” a local 9am Downward Dog Yoga at Gates Fire Auction Fundraiser” Hall, Sorbin St. in Gates programthat serves families and young Dinner and drinks will be catered by the 10am-2pm Quilting Club Canyon Bible children will be held at the SJSHS cafeteWooden Nickel. Tickets are $25 a person and ria. Dinner will be provided! Please RSVP Fellowship, Lyons 910-4918 12pm Meals on Wheels, Senior Meals for the event. email or call Santiam Elementary School at (503) Fellowship Hall, MC Presbyterian. Meals on Wheels. Ruth:503-897-2204. $3.50 897-2368 and leave a message for Angela donation recommended. Moreno. 7:30pm Santiam Al-Anon, Mt. View Church, Aumsville. Newcomers welGates Community 503-897-2716 come.

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6:30 pm Downward Dog Yoga at Gates Fire Hall, Sorbin St. in Gates 7 pm AA meeting at Gates Community Church of Christ 7:30pm AA Meeting Idanha City Hall.


9am Downward Dog Yoga at Gates Fire Hall, Sorbin St. in Gates 10am-3pm North Santiam Quilters,

Gates Church, all levels! 8972102 12pm Meals on Wheels, Senior Meals. Fellowship Hall, MC Presbyterian Church. Ruth:503 897-2204 12-4:30pm Food Distribution Day at the Canyon Gleaners in Mill City. 3:30-5pm Good News Club at Mill City Baptist Church. Kids K-4 grade. Bible stories, singing,

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Suzette Boudreaux, Broker Call 503-949-4643 for details games, snack. Free. 815 Santiam Blvd. 5:30-8pm Youth Night Ages 10-18 Mill City Christian Church. Kids MUST be picked up by 8:15. Free. Not held on weeks with Friday school. 6pm Bible Study at Living Water Church of God, Sorbin St. Gates. 6pm Canyon Readers Book Club meets on the second Thursday evening of the month at Trexler Farm Restaurant. if interested in dinner and 7pm if interested in book discussion. Jan.9-Life in a Jar by Jack Meyer, Feb.13-The Book Thief by Markus Zusak, Mar.13-Red Heart by James Thom, Apr.10-Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett. New members always welcome. Contact Herb

Bastuscheck, 503-859-2668. 7-9pm Bingo with the Idanha Detroit Fire Dept, every other Thursday at the Detroit City Hall meeting room.


6:30pm Youth Group at Mill City Baptist Church 7th grade to 24 years. 815 NW Santiam Blvd. Sunday. 1pm Canyon Senior Center Pinochle 844 South First St. Mill City 503 897-4176


4-6 pm Youth Group at MehamaCommunity Church 11336 Morris St. Grades 6-12; games, music and bible studies. Info:503-859-2849 or facebook 6:30 pm Youth Group Mill City Baptist Church. ages 6-12. 815 NW Santiam Blvd.

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Coming up at the Canyon Performing Arts Center February 14: Slipshod featuring Matt Snook on Resonater

guitar, banjo and vocals and Steve Blanchard on Guitar and vocals, $12 per person ...... February 25: Coffee Klatch for Santiam Canyon artists. A art show and chance to get together to talk the formation of a new art gallery and a coop. Free, noon to 4 PM...... March 9th: Storey Road, a celtic group Celebrating St. Patricks day on a Sunday afternoon. $15 per person...... March 15: Jacob Jolliff and Wes Corbett. These two guys are part of the National group JOY KILLS SORROW. They will blow you away with their mandolin and banjo skills plus the vocals. $15 per person....... April 6: The Misty Mamas.. 4 highly skilled players and singers who perform bluegrass and American. $15 per person...... April 13: Jim Faddis & Farmstrong. Americana is the word to describe this group with STRONG vocals and solos. Sunday Afternoon $15 per person........ May 10 (pending) National singer, songwriter fiddler Laurie Lewis and mandolinist singer songwriter Tom Rozum. Join us for our last show of this season with a GREAT performance. $15 per person... Laurie B Lewis and Tom’s show will end our concert season unless something special comes up that we can’t say no to.. If you’d like to purchase tickets or be on our special concert news NewsLetter, send me an email to


More Postal Boxes broken into

Last week we reported that several parcel boxes at Mill City Post Office had been broken into on New Years Day stripping people of their holiday gifts. It has been confirmed that a string of such incidences has been happening in Marion and Linn Counties, including two separate break in’s at Lyons Post Office, the Turner Post Office and Three Post Offices in Salem as well. Allison DeRenzo of Mill City was waiting for her last Christmas Gift for her son, Drew Carbaugh, to arrive. It was the only thing he asked for for Christmas, a

book from the “Maximum Ride” series. DeRenzo shopped at three stores with no luck, so she bought him a Barnes and Noble gift card that he used Christmas night. “So poor Drew has been waiting for this book forever and a day and he still won’t get it!” said the distraught mom. (Editors Note: We are curious if the thieves are actually sitting down to enjoy reading the book perhaps tried to pawn it at a local library.) Anyone with information pertaining to these crimes is asked to call Linn County Sheriff Office at (541) 967-3950.

Backyard Burn Season is officially over on December 15. If you plan on burning before then please call the burn information line daily at 1-877- 982-0011

Linn County Sheriff Report ~ 12-29-13 to 1-4-13

12/29/13 13:33 ASST-MOTORIST HWY 22 Linn County veh is mp4 on straight creek. they hit a patch of ice and slid into the ditch. both front tires are in the ditch and the back tires are off the ground. 12/29/13 15:00 HARASSMENT COLE SCHOOL RD Linn County caller advises that there are videos of her being passed out to other people this is in regard to 734’s cat abuse arrest 12/29/13 16:14 ANIMAL HORSE GATES BRIDGE EAST Linn County horse running east from Linnwood brown horse, no halter 12/30/13 Time: 12:29 DISTBOTHER TREE FARM RD Linn This occurred 20min ago. Caller and suspect are separated. Caller advised that a renter that lives on the property 12/30/13 16:18 DISTB-OTHER TREE FARM RD Linn County Caller advised that the male from the earlier assault came back and assaulted him and then his two friends jumped onto the caller as well. 12/31/13 18:09 VEH-REPO 4TH AV Mill City Owner is aware 12/31/13 20:18 FIREWORKS COMPL ROCK CREEK RD caller states that some neighbors are shooting off illegal fireworks. 12/31/13 21:53 DISTB-FIGHT LINN BV Mill City TRIO TAVERN fight occuring inside and outside the tavern.

approx 20 people involved. no weapons seen 01/01/14 0:38 CRIM MISCHIEF 5TH ST Lyons MARI LINN SCHOOL Caller reporting they just watched a PU in the field at the school cutting cookies in the field and caused damage. The vehicle left and is parked on Cedar at the 1st house past 01/01/14 2:53 DISTB-OTHER IVY ST Mill City Caller states that there is a female standing on 1st St and she was yelling at a boy to leave her alone. There was a 2nd boy who got in the caller’s face 01/01/14 9:35 THEFT-RPT JUNIPER ST Mill City J S DELI AND PUB Pr reporting theft of money. Suspect is one of the employees. 01/01/14 13:39 DISTBDOMESTIC KINGWOOD AV walk in to S.O. to report domestic 01/01/14 16:26 CRIM MISCHIEF MILL CITY POST OFFICEPR says that it looks like someone has broken into the mailboxes. 01/02/14 19:12 ANIMAL DEERKINGSTON-LyONS DR Linn County Deer has been hit on the north side of the road and is still alive. Deer is part way in the road 01/03/14 14:59 TRESPASS *IN PROGRESS NEIGHBORS LN Linn County :boy on lime green kawasaki dirt bike another boy on a blue atv 4-wheeler

near old fox valley school 01/04/14 13:38 DISTB-OTHER KINGWOOD AV Mill City KINGWOOD COURT APTS Female accused the caller of stealing her weed. 01/04/14 16:16 DISTB-OTHER TREE FARM RD Linn County caller reporting a verbal only dispute with 3 former squatters they were moving out - some dispute over personal property 01/04/14 18:24 TRAFF-DUII MAIN ST Lyons CORNER MARKET Caller said that she followed a dark blue SUV from Stayton and it was all over the road and went into the oncoming lane and nearly hit the guard rail several 01/04/14 18:49 2ND AV Mill

METCOM called and said that they received a call from a female stating that she received a call from a male who said that he was going to... 01/04/14 19:35 CAMP MORRISON DR Linn County At orange gate, no numbers on gate, caller is on gravel road, caller does not see a paved road nearby. 01/04/14 23:20 DISTB-DOMESTIC 5TH AV Mill City Caller reporting male and female at the listed address are fighting. Caller also advises there is a child in the house and there

Services Directory Autobody & Paint Canyon Auto Rebody 21916 Ferry Rd. SE, Mehama (503) 859-3247

Auto Repair

Classic Auto and Tire Center 48347 Lyons-Mill City Drive, Mill City(503)897-2256 Mike’s Auto Repair and Deisel small engines& motorcycles at 27860 N. Hwy 22, Mill City 503 897-6061


Odds and Ends Antiques and Collectables 11227 Grove St., S.E.Mehama 503-859-2688 Lyons Timbertown Resale Home accessories, gifts, more. 1313 Main St. Lyons. 503-859-4054; 503-507-1326. Facebook.

Business Development

GROW EDC: Free & confidential business & non-profit 503-871-5188

Coffee Stands

Canyon Espresso at the corner of Hwy 22 and Gates Hill Rd., (503) 897-6031

Computer Services

WidmerWeb Design (503) 569-1229


Hueller Construction Inc. CCB #114169 503-859-3575.

Firearm Instruction

Old West Enforcement Professionals NRA#1787-91947 BCI# 1102466 503580-9397

Health and Wellness

Chiropractic Physicians Clinic and Wellness Center 11247 Grove St., Mehama (503)859-2181 Santiam Healing Arts Reconnective, energetic healing for all. Special Canyon pricing. Colleen Samuel (503) 897-3357 Mill City Dental (503)897-2353 Mill City Pharmacy 218 S.W. Broadway, Mill City (503) 897-2331 Santiam Medical Clinic 280 S. 1st Ave. Mill City (503) 897-4100

Heating and Cooling

Lyons Heating & Cooling Inc. CCB#96400 (503)859-2325


Mountain High Grocery and Gifts 220 D St. Detroit, (503)854-3696 Detroit Market and Supplies 100 Detroit Ave. N. (503) 854-3767 Facebook Mill City Market 829 1st Ave. Mill City


to get your business seen in the directory call Karen at (503)990-3037

Siegmund Landscape, Excavation and Supply (503)769-6291


Gabriel Smith licensed locksmith: lock repair, keys, parts. OCLS #5373 (541)519-2410


Curt’s Place Rental Suite in Gates. (503)897-6126 Adventure Vacation Homes 528N.E. Santiam Blvd. (Hwy 22) Mill City (503) 897-6500 Elkhorn Valley Inn B&B 33016 North Fork Road S.E, Lyons (503) 897-3033 facebook Lodge at Detroit Lake 175 Detroit Ave, Detroit (503) 854-3344 All Seasons Motel 130 Breitenbush Road, Detroit (503) 854-3421


Detroit Lake Marina 115 Breitenbush Road, Detroit www.detroitlakemarina. com 503 854-3423. Kane’s Marina 530 Clester Rd., Detroit (503) 854-3362

Mole and Gopher Removal LandCare learn more at 503-897-5200

Outdoor Excursions

Into the Wild Equine Adventures mountain forest horseback rides (503)586-8072 Kayak the Santiam (503)569-1229 North Santiam River Trips with Bill Sanderson (503) 897-3301 The Oregon Experience fishing, rafting drift-boating. (503) 897-3291.


Leading Edge Painting -Ben Szympruch interior,exterior painting, staining, woodworking (503)539-3744

Pets and Animal Care

Ark Animal Care Veterinary Services (503) 897-6004 Santiam Healing Arts Reconnective Healing for your horses and pets.. Colleen Samuel. (503) 897-3357

Lyness, Broker 280 NE Santiam Blvd, Mill City (503)551-2645

Restaurants & Dining

Mill City/Gates Rosie’s Mt Coffee House 647 N.E. Santiam Blvd. (Hwy 22) Mill City (503)8972378 Facebook Giovanni’s Mt.Pizza 146 N.W. Santiam Blvd. (Hwy 22) Mill City (503)897-2614 Mountain Edge Cafe 320 N.W. Santiam Blvd. (Hwy 22) Mill City (503)897-2741 Sierra Restaurant and Market 302 N. Santiam Hwy (Hwy 22) in Gates (503) 897-2210 Lyons/Mehama Trexler Farms 20146 Ferry Rd. SE, Mehama (503)859-4488 Facebook Detroit/Idanha Korner Post Resturant 100 Detroit Avenue Detroit (503) 854-3735 The Cedars Restaurant and Lounge 200 N. Detroit Ave, Detroit (503)854-3636 K.C.’s Espresso, Sandwiches and Stuff 210 Forest Ave., Detroit (503)854-3145 Idanha Grill and Store 183 Hwy 22, Idanha (503)854-3354 facebook Marion Forks Restaurant and Lounge 34970 Hwy 22, Idanha (503)854-3669

RV Repair

Santiam RV Service (503)394-2348

Signs & Graphics

White Water Signs and Graphics (503)804-3613


Mehama True Value 11267 Grove St. Mehama (503) 859-2257 ww3.truevalue. com/mehamatruevalue/


Red Barn Bar and Grill 916 Main St., Lyons (503)859-2826 facebook Trio Tavern and Food 815 SW Linn Blvd. Mill City (503) 897-3380 facebook


STR Santiam Towing and Recovery 1-877-859-5757

Wood Products-retail


Camp firewood at Hardwood Components, 20573 Hwy 22 in Mehama (503)859-2144

Real Estate

Weddings Your Way All seasons, indoors or out, all denominations. Colleen Samuel (503) 897-3357.

Gregory J. Johanson, M .Div, Ph.D., NCC Director, Grace Counselling Center. (503)897-4830 Green Mountain Real Estate Sandy



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Canyon Espresso

Mon-Thurs 5:30a4p Fri 5:30a-5p

16 oz Flavored Latte $2.50!! Tues Only

Hwy 22 & Gates Hill Rd

Gates Neighborhood Watch Outdoor Lighting Contest Winners 2013

Traditional: The Fitterlings; Religious: Michael and Carole Anne Boniface; Child’s Delight: Bill and Sheila Librande; Whimsical: Callie Anderson and Stacy Blaine; Oh Dear!: Janine Hussak; “Snow” Motion: Roxanne and Chris Emerson; Unique: Michelle and Greg Benthin; Country Best: Judi and Bruce Brunstad; Storybook: Scott and Lacy Classen A big thanks to those who made the prize donations: Oak Park Motel- Ron and Belinda Evans; Napa- Ron Davidson; Pappa Al’sDiana, Traci and Gene Slye; Mill City Pharmacy- Kathy and Randy Mickey; Canyon Espresso- Mona and Eric Rumplik; The Canyon weekly- Tim and Karen Widmer; Gates Post Office- Sandra Rupert;

Got Moles?

Well folks its that time of year again, mole and gopher breeding season. I’m sure you have noticed in your yard or your neighbors lawn those ugly mounds of dirt popping up all over. Just take a drive down hwy 22 and you can see molehills by the hundreds. According to Anthony Adams owner of Landcare, a local landscape business that specializes in mole removal, mole activity will only increase as the height of breeding season continues through March. “Right now would be one of those crucial times of the year to deal with the problem if they have invaded your property,” said Adams. Moles breed once a year and have litters of 2-7 pups. At about 5 weeks babies are on their own digging looking for food. A baby mole has no problem pushing up basketball sized mounds all over your property, and they are much tougher to catch at this stage. Moles have to eat over half their body weight everyday in worms and insects. 12 Many people think that moles kill their


24 winners in all for the Gates Neighborhood Watch 2013 Christmas Coloring Contest!

Thanks to all who participated! Each received a bag full of Christmas treasures donated by Duff and Sandra Rupert of Creekside Rentals. (Photo left to right-above) Owen Rupert, Zakary Rupert, Kayla Rusk, Audrey Weir, Dorian Weir , Julia Miller, Sandra Rupert, Noelle Miller. Other children not present for photo with busy Holiday schedules: Alana, Annabelle and Liseli Barraza; Gavin Groah; Grant and Payte Hansen; Elizabeth Johnson; Hunter Keys; Amelia and Avery LeBard; Grey and Gunder Miller; Isabella Mitchell; Tanner Peters; Ava Weir and Sophia and Thorson Widmer.

plants, but the truth is they don’t want anything to do with your plants. Gophers on the other hand only eat vegetation and love lawns with dandelions in them. Moles however will uproot small plants and flowers as they move around in the soil causing roots to be exposed and dry out. Moles have one gear and that is to dig, dig, dig. The reason they dig tunnels is to make worm/insect traps. As worms dig through the soil they fall into these tunnels that are patrolled constantly by the moles. So the more tunnels they dig the more worms they catch and the more mounds of dirt they expel onto your lawn. “I have heard just about every method to controlling moles to the sitting in the rocking chair with a shotgun, bubblegum, human hair stuffed in the holes, urine, mothballs, car

exhaust…etc. There is only one true method of control and that is trapping,” said Adams. “If you decide to go after moles/gophers on your own I would suggest you have several traps. Nothing is more frustrating than chasing a mole around your yard with only one or two traps.” There are several different types of traps on the market and all of them can catch a mole. However some work better than others and don’t require you to make a bigger mess than the mole to set. LandCare currently services 40,000 acres of farmland and private properties and have developed a highly effective way to trap moles. They have programs ranging from them removing the moles/gophers, to teaching landowners how to trap on their own,providing them with custom stainless steel traps. For more information visit their website or call 503.897.5200.

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