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The Canyon Weekly October 26, 2011

Volume 2, Issue 43

News and Life - For Our Side of the Mountain!

Serving the communities of Lyons, Mehama, Elkhorn, Mill City, Gates, Niagra, Detroit, Breitenbush, Idanha and Marion Forks

Hunting accident near Silver Creek Falls kills CA Marine Hiker wearing dark clothing was mistaken for a bear

Christopher A. Ochoa, 20, from French Camp, California and Raymond Westrom, 53, of Lathrop, California were out for a hike near Silver Creek Falls last Friday evening. At the same time, Gene Collier, 67, of Turner, and his 12-year old grandson were hunting for bear. The older man said he saw what he thought was a bear moving in the brush. He fired one shot from his .270 caliberhunting rifle. The shot struck Christopher Ochoa, a Marine Corp Reservist who had

come to Salem with his friend to work on a house. Ochoa was pronounced dead on the scene by deputies from the Marion County Sheriff’s Department. . The investigation has been turned over to Marion County Detective Matt Wilkinson. The bear hunter, Gene Collier, fully cooperated with detectives. There is no indication that he was under the influence of alcohol or drugs. The grandson was some distance from the shooting when it occurred (cont’d on page 12)

Mill City man arrested on 22 counts of child sex abuse charges

Press release - Linn County Undersheriff Bruce Riley reports that on October 17, 2011, at approximately 0915 A.M., Detectives from the Linn County Sheriff’s Office served a search warrant at 1259 SW 3rd Avenue, Mill City. The warrant was in connection with the downloading, possession, and distribution of videos and images depicting children engaged in sexually explicit conduct. While working an undercover op-

eration, investigators became aware of a computer actively making available for download the illegal material. During the operation, investigators observed several files being made available for download that depict known victims of child sexual abuse. Some of the victims identified have been rescued from their abusers by law enforcement agencies from around the world. In connection (cont’d on page 12) $2 each or $5 for all

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Lady Wolverine Volleyball team advances in League playoffs! See page 6 for details

Detroit Recalls Mayor

Detroit residents voted to recall City Councilor and Mayor James Bradley by a 23% margin, according to Marion County elections. They will also soon decide if there should be changes in who can be elected mayor in the first place. On the Oct 18 ballot, recall petitioners stated, “Under Mr. Bradley’s form of leadership, meetings are being conducted in secret without any public input or oversight. Key public policy issues are being resolved in these secret meetings which are having a devastating effect on the local economy.� But Bradley’s response disputes these charges. “(The petitioner) accuses me of running secret meetings. She is referring to Executive Sessions. I have not held any Executive Sessions.... (they) are for confidential matters such as personnel issues. They do not make policy.� Regardless, 47 residents voted to recall Bradley and 36 residents voted to keep him in office. 144 ballots were issued.. On Nov 8, Detroit voters will decide on three more proposals that would affect future government: if elected officials should be full time residents, if the mayor must first be a an elected city councilor and if the mayor should have 18 months experience as a city councilor before being appointed.


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Education Summit focuses on funding, community involvement

Community members joined area officials like State Representative Sherrie Sprenger to talk about education issues in the Santiam Canyon. Photo courtesy of

School funding - and lack thereof - was the most talked about topic at last week’s Education Summit. Local parents and residents joined area officials for the North Santiam Chamber of Commerce’s event on Oct 19 at Gates Fire Hall. The summit brought together community leaders to talk about the future of education in the Santiam Canyon: what challenges schools are facing and how they can be solved. “Enrollment is declining in a lot of small schools - you’ve gotta do more with less,” said State Representative Sherrie Sprenger. “I understand what it’s like to live in - and be from - a smaller school. There’s continuity there, there’s history there, there’s roots there - and that’s important. I understand why schools are so important to the community.” Area representatives from the Mill City and Lyons public schools and several local private and charter schools came to speak about the canyon’s education climate. Several of them indicated that their

biggest challenge is funding. “How can we educate our students to have the standards they need to compete locally and globally,” said Principal Joni Gilles from Regis High School, who said that they are restructuring their fee plans to help parents with private school tuition. “As students come to us with diverse needs, (funding) remains a challenge.” They, like many area schools, are constantly seeking new ways to get the job done. “We’re finding ways to wear different hats,” said Principal Jeri Loftus from the public Mari-Linn School in Lyons. Principal Loftus is also the Director of Special Education for the district. “We’re always looking for better ways to use resources. It doesn’t cost money to change our attitude or look for new ways to do business.” One of those ways is through community involvement, said Principal Loftus. Brad Yates, Superintendent of the Santiam Canyon School District, agrees. “It’s our partnerships that make if work,


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like dedicated staff who do things on their own time,” said Superintendent Yates. At Gates Elementary, over 1,000 hours of volunteer service was logged. They also partner with Mike Long and the Youth Benefit Golf Tournament, the Missoula Children’s Theatre and many local businesses, said Yates. “We can’t survive without their donations.” One common request at the Education Summit was simple - and easy for community members to fulfill. “Drop a note to the principal or teachers at your school. We’re about building our future, our kids. If we know we’re doing great things, it helps us do a better job,” said Principal Jeri Loftus. A performance from the Mill City based Canyon Critters Academy highlighted the night. A video of the Education Summit is available online at www.CanyonVideos. com. The North Santiam Chamber of Commerce would like to thank the following participants: Emcee Susan Patterson, Regis High School Principal Joni Giles, Mari-Linn School Principal Jery Loftus, Lourdes Charter School Principal Linda Duman, Oregon Connections Academy representative Misty Unrau, Santiam Canyon School District Superintendent Brad Yates, Canyon Critters Academy representative Angie Fencl, State Representative Sherrie Sprenger, Santiam High School’s Future Business Leaders of America students Rebecca, James and Maria and Advisor Debbie Fawcett, and Mike Reding of SCTC and Ken Cartwright for documenting the event on video. Thank you for making it a great night!

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Scholarship banquet raises $20,000

Annual school district event combines Oktoberfest-themed fun with prizes for just about everyone

For the eleventh year, organizers at Santiam Canyon School District filled the banquet hall with scholarship supporters - some who came for the food, some who came for the fun, and many who were looking forward to taking home a prize. “We want people to get something,” said Santiam Scholarship Banquet organizer Alexis Winn. “We want them to have fun for a good cause.” Nearly 200 prizes were given out to raffle ticket holders, bingo players, sponsors, plinko players and auction bidders. Jan Jungwirth won a $100 gift certificate to Mill City Pharmacy. Six flat screen TV’s were raffled to the event sponsors. A Traeger BBQ was won by Sue Cook of Mill City Dental Center. Linda Scheidel bid $1100 on a hand made treasure chest built by Bob Brazeale with materials donated by Kelly Lumber. It was filled with prizes, unknown at bidding time.

Liz Cutler bid on and won a 12 hour, 40 person bus trip donated by First Student Transportation. Last year, the bus ride was used for a Mill City Historical Society wine tasting tour. This year, the auctioneer joked, “You can even use it to send your kids on a 12 hour bus ride to get rid of them!” This year’s event netted close to $20,000 for Santiam High School senior scholarships. That’s money that can be applied to any educational opportunity from beauty school to Harvard, said Superintendent Brad Yates. Over the last ten years, the Santiam Scholarship Banquet has raised nearly $215,000 for 127 students - in addition to what was raised last weekend.. The event was held at the Salem Elks Lodge. Entry included an Oktoberfest dinner and a mug of free beer or soda. “We want to challenge those who attend to have a great time - and keep in mind what the funds raised will mean to a senior wanting to extend their education.”

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Santiam FFA poinsettia sales begin November 1

Poinsettias sales begin November 1 to benefit the Future Farmers of America, the International Club and Annual Class at Santiam High School. Please contact Ms. Gillaspy for sales in Mill City, Gates and Mari-Linn, Mrs. Scholz for sales in Stayton and Sublimity, and Mrs Luckey for sales in Salem: 503-897-2311 ext. 240. Orders will be taken thru Nov. 14th with delivery planned on Thursday Nov. 17th. These beautiful blooms in 3 different sizes are from Fessler’s Nursury in Woodburn, and range in price from $5-20.

Drama students hold comedy play “Leaving Town” Nov 17-19

Regis High School drama students will perform in a play called “Leaving Iowa” by Tim Clue and Spike Manton at 7pm. on Nov. 17, 18 and 19. This light comedy about family vacations will be held in the Regis High School Student Center at 550 West Regis Street in Stayton.. The cast includes John Sampson as “Dad,” Kasey Christiansen as “Mom,” Katelyn Adams as “Sis” and Liam Silbernagel as “Don.” Ben Parker, Mark Sampson, Erica Csintalan and Jodi May play multiple characters. In this play, successful Boston writer Don, having missed his father’s funeral three years earlier, feels compelled now to return his ashes to his father’s boyhood home. Arriving there, he discovers that the family homestead is now a grocery store. Don is faced with the dilemma of what to do with Dad’s ashes? He does not want to go back to tell Mom and Sis that he failed his mission, so Don sets out on a road trip to find the proper alternative resting place for his father’s ashes. The play features the alltoo-familiar family road trips taken by Dad, Mom, Sis and Don throughout his childhood. Don relives these delightful disastrous family vacations—like those in all of our memories. “This show is unlike anything we have done at Regis. Most of the action takes place inside a makeshift car and it has

more of an ‘artistic’ feel to it,” says Regis Drama teacher Anna Boedigheimer. “My students have taken on more responsibility this year behind the scenes as well as on stage, which is a blessing. It’s really their show.” Tickets are $5 and may be purchased at the door, or at Postal Connections or Regis High School two weeks’ before opening night. For more information, call the school at 503.769.2159.

Drug recycling and disposal Oct 29

Local agencies are hosting a drug takeback event on Saturday, October 29th, from 10:00am to 2:00pm at several locations throughout Marion County. This one-day event encourages citizens to properly dispose of expired or unwanted medications to keep drugs out of the wrong hands since abusers can scavenge them out of garbage cans. It also keeps drugs out of the environment. When drugs are flushed, they are not removed by sewage treatment facilities and septic tank systems. Studies have shown that drugs found in waterways have a serious impact on fish and other aquatic life. Five drop off sites are open for the oneday event including Stayton: City Community Center, 400 West Burnett Street, Stayton. Items are accepted for disposal: Medications from deceased family members, tablets and capsules, unneeded prescriptions, over-the-counter medications, vitamins, veterinary medications or other drugs no longer used. Not accepted: thermometers, needles/syringes, medical waste, bathroom products (shampoo, hair spray, etc), bug repellents, leaking liquids or nutritional supplements. Medications cannot be accepted from any institution or business and should be in their original containers if possible. Info: or Denise Russell, Community Action Drug Prevention Network 503-585-6232 or

Relay for Life forming teams for 2012 event

Relay for Life of the Stayton Area is now forming teams for 2012 event.

Show your HOPE and register a team today! Team Captain’s meetings are held the second Tuesday of the month at 5pm in the Regis Library. (First meeting is November 8, 2011.) Relay for Life will be held Friday, July 20, 2012 6pm thru Saturday, July 21, 2012 12pm at Stayton High School. For event information or to see how you can help create a world with more birthdays, contact Alisha Oliver at 503.302.4356 or You can also visit


In the October 19 story “Lyons Fire asks community to continue property tax” it was incorrectly stated that the fire chief receives a $400 monthly stipend. The fire chief actually receives a $250 monthly stipend. The Canyon Weekly apologizes for the error.

Community playgroup at Lyons Fire Dept Nov 15

Family Building Blocks, a non-profit that helps struggling kids and families, will host their first Community

Playgroup in Lyons on November 15, 10:30am-12pm at the Lyons Fire Department meeting room. The playgroup is for all ages - and is designed for parents and children to interact together while having fun with developmental activities. Snacks are also provided. The playgroup was started as part of the organization’s expanded presence in the Santiam Canyon, thanks to a near $65,000 grant from the Doris J. Wipper fund. To reserve a spot, contact Hanna, Family Support Coordinator for Family Building Blocks 503-507-5582

International Club Holiday Bazaar November 19

International Club is sponsoring a Holiday Bazaar November 19th from 9am-3pm in the Santiam High School commons. cost for a table is $10.00. Entrance is free. We will have wreaths, pottery, poinsettias, many different holiday goodies for sale, Pictures with Santa, music, hot cider and more. Call Caroline Gillaspy for table rental (503897-2311 ext. 240)

Gathering to remember Vern Ohrt Friends and family of recently deceased Mill City resident Vern Ohrt held a celebration of life last October 22. Honoring him with two of Vern’s favorite things, his pipe and his humor, were Ohrt’s surviving children, pictured here, left to right: Mike Ohrt, Leland Ohrt, Christine Walker and Cathy Hoover.

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Santiam High School Homecoming Week

Lady Wolverines advance to second round of league playoffs! The Santiam Varsity Lady Wolverines (pictured left) finished a strong 5th in the Tri-River conference this year, advancing them to the second round of league playoffs. Tuesday’s game the beat out Central Linn 3-0. Match scores: 21-25; 26-24; 15-25. This Thursday the girls play Western Mennonite at Santiam to vie for the third spot in the state playoffs. “I’m very pleased with how the girls are playing this year,” said coach Alicia Corey, a second year coach and 1997 Santiam alumni, “We have met a lot of our goals and have really come together as a team. Now we need to continue on one step at a time.” Not just amazing athletes, these dedicated students were awarded the National Dairy Farmers award. To be eligible for this honor collectively players must average above a 3.0 scholastically. Our girls averaged 3.62, placing them 8th state wide in 2A schools. OSAA playoff Game starts at 6 PM. $6 adults/ $4 students.

2011 Santiam Wolverine Football Team will be facing off Central Linn at Davis Field in Mill City this Friday for the annual homecoming game. Currently the boys are 0-7, yet continue to play hard. They also are a young team boasting ten freshmen, eight sophomores, four juniors and six seniors. The Wolverettes are slated to perform at half time. Game starts at 7pm.

pictured here: (in no particular order) 6-Trevyn Roberts, 7-Aaron Johnson, 9-Jordan Baney, 12-Zach Bilyeu, 14, Christian Syverson, 25-Matt Schroeder, 33, Carlos Delacruz, 44-Cody Fuller, 52-Robert Young, 53-John Carle, 54, Chris Smith, 55 Dalton Davis, 57-Cody Quinton, 66-Chase Clay, 65-Jose Salinas, 67-Jose Eugenio, 70-Thomas Sexton, 74 PJ Smith, 75-AJ Thomas, 79 Jacob Zeyen-Hall, 80-Anthony Nelson, 81-Joey Walczak, 82-Marcial Grams, 84-Dakota Livolsi, 88-Braeden Cook, 89-Jordan Saari, Head Coach-Ryan Hein, Assisant Coaches- Rich Hein, Jason Smith, Derek Owsby, Managers- Kennedy Dupruis, Breana Duncan photo thanks to Northwest Sports Photography

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Bill Sanderson’s River Report October 26, 2011 503-897-3301

The Packsaddle run has huge waves and whirlpools at this river level, and boats receive a lot of wetness. The run from Fishermen’s Bend to Stayton has lots of good sized rapids but it is possible to keep the waves from splashing inside the boat most of the time. A little overspray occasionally keeps us alert, but we remain dry most of the time. Fall colors are in full bloom right now, and we have brilliant reds and golds to go along with all the muted colors and falling leaves. This may be the most beautiful time of year to run the river, but we need to be careful to avoid days with heavy rain. We do keep track of the daily forecasts. River trips downstream from Stayton may enjoy some of the Fall colors as well as some of the newly arriving Coho (silver salmon). Green’s Bridge is a good place to look for both on the lower river. River temperatures are very favorable for fish this week, and a few new fish are coming upstream from Willamette Falls every day. The steelhead and salmon already in the river do some daily travelling, so there is a chance to find prime fish in all the different drifts. Some anglers especially enjoy solitude, and we have that in abundance from late October through April. The wildlife is active, but the people are few in our off season. North Santiam River Guides Association meets this Wednesday October 26 at 6:00 p.m. at Neufeldt’s Diner in Aumsville. We will have election of officers and discussion of current river affairs. Visitors and guests are welcome. Bill Sanderson


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Coming Soon Low cost kitty spay/neuter day with Ark Animal Care October 28. Call Ark Animal Care to reserve your spot 503-8976004. 9am-2pm Blood Drive in the Santiam High School Commons for the American Red Cross, organized by local students. 265 Evergreen SW St, Mill City. Call to donate: Caroline Gillaspy 503-897-2311 ext. 240 Snowmobile Safety Class with the North Santiam Snowmobile Club on Nov. 5th, 8am at Mill City Scout Cabin. 49003 Remine Rd. Info:503-897-2915 Marian Estates Auxiliary Holiday Bazaar Saturday, Nov 5, 9am-5pm in the Bistro 390 SE Church St. Sublimity, OR 97385 503-769-3499. Find holiday crafts and gifts for everyone on your list. Raffle and bake sale, too! North Santiam School District Community Engagement Forum at MariLinn on Nov 8, 6:30-8pm. Dinner from 6-6:30 pm. Info: 503-859-2157 Stayton Area Relay for Life Team Captain’s meeting Nov 8, 5pm at Regis High School Library. Show your HOPE and register a team today! Relay for Life will be held next July 20-21, 2012 at Stayton High School. Info: Alisha Oliver 503302-4356 or Visit Canyon Readers at Trexler Farm in Mehama. Nov. 10: The Innocent Man by John Grisham. Dinner at 6:30pm, discussion at 7pm. Herb Bastuscheck 503-8592668. 9th Annual Santiam Canyon School District Hall of Fame Banquet Nov 12, 7pm at the high school commons. The

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Hall of Fame committee is looking for individual sponsors ($150) or all recipient sponsors ($600). Info: Mon-Thurs 5:30a-4p Tue-16oz Flvrd Latte$2 David Plotts, Caroline Gillaspy 503- Fri 5:30a-5p Thur-Double Punch Sat-Sun 6:30a-5p 897-2311. Hwy 22 & Gates Hill Rd 503.897.6031 Canyon Crafters Holiday Bazaar Nov 19, 9am-3pm at Mari-Linn evening, Monday Oct 24. Will also begin School. Admission Free. A large Variety our Fall Scholastic Book Fair that runs of Arts and Craft Vendors. Door prizes until November 4th. 503-859-2157. every hour. Proceeds benefit school 7-10pm Santiam Valley Grange Hauntprograms. 8x10 space avail for $35. Info: ed House at 1140 5th St., Lyons. Oct 21503-859-2154 Nov 1, $3 per person or 3 cans of food. International Club is sponsoring a Appropriate for all ages! Info: 503-859Holiday Bazaar November 19th from 2161or 503-580-8410. Hours: Oct 21-22: 9am-3pm in the Santiam High School 7-10pm, Oct 23-27: 7-9pm, Oct 28-30: commons. Cost for a table is $10.00. 7-10pm, Oct 31: 7-11pm, Nov 1: 7-9pm Entrance is free. Pictures with Santa, music, hot cider and more. Call Caroline Thursday, October 27 Gillaspy for table rental (503-897-2311 9:30 Parent Coffee Hour at Gates ext. 240) Elementary. Open to the public. Come Mill City Eagles Lodge Holiday Bazaar meet the principle. Parents interested Nov 19 with bake sale and craft table at in forming a PTA invited to attend. 503 Santiam High School. Info: New mem897-2191 bers, guests welcome. 503-897-3100 4pm Mill City Middle School football at Mt. Angel. 6 PM High School Volley Ball League Play-offs. Santiam Vs. Western MenWednesday, October 26 nonite. $6 adults/$4 students. 4pm Mill City Middle School Volleyball At Santiam High School Gym. at St. Mary’s. 7-8pm North Santiam School District 6:30-7:30pm Obedience & Rally dog Board meeting (Mari-Linn) Info: 503training class at Mill City Scout Cabin 859-2154 with Social Graces Dog Training. 6 weeks on Wed, 6:30-7:30pm started Oct 19. Friday, October 28 Suitable for all friendly dogs with varied 9am Mill City Planning Commission ability levels. $75 for 6 weeks or $15 per Workshop. Mill City Fire Hall. session. (No class on Nov. 23, Thanksgiv2pm Pumpkin Drop Contest at Mariing week). Pre-Registration and veterilinn Student Council sponsoring. Student nary vaccines required 503-859-3647 participants are challenged to design a way to protect a pumpkin from splitting. Mari-Linn School Red Ribbon Week Pumpkins will be dropped from roof of and Carnival October 24-28. We will gym. $3 to enter. Proceeds to help fund have a surprise special guest for the activities for the ASB club. parade this year. The 6-7:30pm Fall Harvest Carnival at carnival will be on Friday Mari-Linn in Lyons. Games will include Cake Walk, Fish Pond, Ring Toss, Pastor Brian Byers Face Painting, Treasure Chest etc. Ticket 503-897-2716 >25 each or 5/$1. Pumpkin Carving Con251 SW 3rd St, Mill City test and best costume awards. Hot dog Mill City fundraiser for 6th Grade Outdoor School. 7pm Santiam High School Homecoming Football Game and Wolverette Performance October 28th 7pm, Davis Field in Mill City (near the Middle School) Sunday School Santiam Vs. Central Linn. 9am Prime Rib Dinner at Mt. Edge Cafe. Worship 10am October 28, starts at 5pm. $21.95 reg,

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$17.95 petite. Poached Salmon with Dill Tr.aining. Info: Linda Grace 503-859Sauce also available. Reservations recom- 3647, SocialGracesDogTraining@gmail. mended. 503-897-2741. com. Woman of Possibility Christian women’s retreat. October 28-30. Free of charge, Canyon Halloween Happenings! love offering to be taken. info: 503 302See page 9 for Details. 3756 See page 5. Have a safe and Happy Halloween!

Saturday, October 29

12-5pm Horse Drawn Carriage rides at Fresh to You 41639 Stayton Scio Rd. $2 Corn Maze, Hay Maze, cider Fresh Produce, pumpkin patch too! 10am-2pm Drug Recycling Event at Stayton Community Center, 400 West Burnett Street, Stayton. Sponsored by local agencies to safely dispose of prescription medications and vitamins.More locations and details listed in the article in this issue. Info:, 503-585-6232 or Baby Back Rib Dinner at Mt. Edge Cafe. October 29, starts at 5pm. $21.95 full, $17.95 half rack. Poached Salmon with Dill Sauce also available. Reservations recommended. 503-897-2741.

Monday, October 31

Puppy Kindergarten/S.T.A.R. Puppy Class with Social Graces Dog

Tuesday, November 1

8:30-9:30am Greeters Business Networking with North Santiam Chamber of Commerce at Giovanni’s Mountain Pizza 146 SW Santiam Blvd on Hwy 22 in Mill City. Enjoy fresh coffee and breakfast Spinners while raising awareness of your business. FREE, open to everyone. Info: 503-897-5000 or

Ongoing Weekly Events Mondays

4pm-8pm Youth Center for 7th-12th grades. Air Hockey, Ping Pong, ect. FREE. Mill City Baptist Church. 6:30-8pm Zumba in the Canyon with Nicole Miller 1 hr. cardio, 30 mins. abs & glutes (bring your mat) $5/session. Santiam High School commons 265 SW Evergreen St. Mill City 503-949-7621 7-8:30pm Santiam Community Chorus resumes at Mill City Christian Church. All voices Welcome! Join us in preparation for the holiday season. Info: Jo Ann at 503 859-3426


10am-2pm Quilting Club Canyon Bible Fellowship 446 Gates Community Cedar, Lyons 910Church of Christ 4918 “..reaching 12pm Senior Meals the canyon Fellowship Hall, for Christ.” Mike Stair, Minister Mill City PresbyteSunday School 9:45am rian Church. Meals Worship 11am on Wheels avail. 40070 Gates School Rd Ruth:503 897-2204 (503)897-3210 7:30pm Santiam Anon for family and

friends of alcoholics, open meeting, Mt. View Church, Aumsville


10am-3pm Judy’s Art Class at Mill City Eagles Hall. Oil painting, all levels welcome. Weekly on Wednesdays. Drop in, open to all. 503 859-2213 7pm. AA Mtg Santiam Chapel, Lyons. 7:30-8:30pm Idanha AA at City Hall


12pm Senior Meals. Fellowship Hall, Mill City Presbyterian Church. FREE 503 897-2204. 5:30-9:30pm Teen Movie Night Ages 10-18 Mill City Christian Church, Mill City. All kids MUST be picked up at 9:30pm. Free. 503-602-8742 10am-3pm North Santiam Quilters, Gates Church, all levels! 897-2102 4pm-8pm Youth Center for 7th-12 grades. Air Hockey, Ping Pong, Foos Ball. FREE. Mill City Baptist Church. 6:30-8pm Zumba in the Canyon with Nicole Miller 1 hr. cardio, 30 mins. abs & glutes (bring your mat) $5/session. Santiam High School commons 265 SW Evergreen St. Mill City 503-949-7621


Free Knife Sharpening Fridays at Gene’s Meat Market from 3pm-6pm (limit 5, please). At the flashing yellow light on Hwy 22 in Mehama. 503-859-2252. First Friday Free Soup at Gene’s Meat Market. Stop by from 4-6pm for a bowl of fresh made, warm yummy goodness. First Friday of each month at the flashing yellow light on Hwy 22 in Mehama. 503859-2252. 10am-12pm Kid Zone Fun, crafts and a FREE sack lunch. Mill City Baptist Church. 140 N. 1st. St (503) 536-5414 1pm Canyon Senior Center Open Pinochle 844 South First St, Mill City 503-897-4176 7:30-8:30pm Idanha AA at City Hall


Minor was removed from home of charged sex abuser, officials said

with the criminal investigation, Eric Wayne Dille (39 years old) of Mill City has been arrested and lodged at the Linn County Jail. Dille was charged with eleven (11) counts of Encouraging Child Sexual Abuse in the First Degree, eleven (11) counts of

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Encouraging Child Sexual Abuse in the Second Degree, Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine and Endangering the Welfare of a Minor. A minor child living in the home was placed in the care of the Department of Human Services. The investigation continues.

World news: hackers target online child pornography servers

An online hackers groups, collectively know as Anonymous announced this week they successfully shut down the largest host of illegal porn material on the Internet, disabling least 40 websites that account for more than 100GB of content which depicts children being abused. It also infiltrated the user database and has published the account details of 1,569 pedophiles online. In a statement on YouTube a computerized voice from Anonymous said “...we will continue to not only crash Freedom Hosting’s server, but any other server we find to contain, promote, or support child pornography...we fully intend to make it uninhabitable for these disgusting degenerates to exist.”

No charges filed yet in Silver Falls hunting accident death (con’t from page 1) and

is not considered a wit-

ness. The shooting appears to be accidental, but the investigation will be turned over to the Marion County District Attorney’s Office for review. They will decide if Collier will be charged with any crimes; he is currently dealing with the emotion of this incident. Ochoa’s family in California has been notified of his death. Deputies are interviewing several others who were hunting in the area, and all parties believed involved in this incident are accounted for. Previous reports that a vehicle was seen leaving the area of the shooting are unfounded.

Hunters assoc., state police offer $500 reward for illegal elk killing near Sweet Home


393 N. Santiam Hwy. • Stayton, OR 97383

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Press release - Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife Division troopers are asking the public for help to identify the suspect(s) responsible for the illegal killing and waste of a bull elk in Linn County believed killed mid-October prior to the opening of Cascade Bull Elk season. A reward of $500 is being offered with contributions from the Oregon Hunters Association. According to Senior Trooper James Halsey, on the morning of October 16, 2011 a hunter found the remains of a decapitated bull elk on the 4400 line of the Upper Calapooia Road system about 20 miles south

of Sweet Home. Initial investigation reveals the bull elk was killed prior to the start of the Cascade Bull Elk season. Halsey said the elk was field dressed at an unknown location with the hide left on the carcass. The elk was loaded into a vehicle and transported to where it was found. The antlers and upper skull were the only parts of the elk taken and all of the meat had spoiled and gone to waste. Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to call the Turn-In-Poacher tip line at 800-452-7888 or Sr. Trooper James Halsey at (541) 409-1865.

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