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The Canyon Weekly November 21, 2013

Volume 4, Issue 46

Your local news source for the North Santiam Canyon Serving the communities of Lyons, Mehama, Elkhorn, Mill City, Gates, Niagara, Detroit, Breitenbush, Idanha and Marion Forks

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Holiday Bazaar and Firemen’s Benefit... both in Mill City this Saturday! See page 3 for details Santiam Elementary kids earn $3250 (and counting!) for their school

From October 14 through the 31st the kids at Santiam Elementary, grades K-6, were given the challenge to help raise money for their own special events, field trips and parties. In less than three weeks those students, about 300 of them in all, managed to sell 1348 items of homemade pies, cobblers and frozen fruit from the Willamette Fruit Company in this delicious form of a fund raiser. The SCSD PTO hosted this event and are very pleased with the results. And, they are happy to report that there are still many pies available for purchase! (As seen below in photo) American Apple, Marion Berry, Peach, Raspberry Rhubarb and Pumpkin Chiffon! Frozen strawberries, blueberries and more! Pies are &15 and $16 each, cobblers and frozen fruit $10 each, and 6 pack cases of mini-pies are $26. Call Roberta Beldon at 971-209-8594 to make arrangements to purchase.

First annual North Santiam Calendar highlights area with award winning photography

The natural area around us is full of spectacular places, and now there’s a way to see some of the best images of them all year long. It’s a collection of photographic art, in practical form. It’s the first annual 2014 North Santiam Canyon Calendar, and it’s ready for the public, after two years of preparation. “I started noticing all these really great images of our area and thought this would be something that people would really enjoy,” said project developer Michelle Gates, who has been collecting the photographs for several

years. “It was designed to promote tourism, but I’m getting a lot of local people who want it just for the beautiful pictures. They tell me that they want to share their home with their friends, but I think they really want to make them jealous!” said Gates, jokingly. The images in the calendar are of places like Opal Creek, Detroit Dam, Olallie Lake and the North Fork/Elkhorn Valley areas. They were captured by both award winning professional photographers and travelers who love (continued on page 2)


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“It was designed to promote tourism but locals want it to make their friends jealous” (Calendar continued from front page ) photographers and travelers who love to showcase areas that are not often seen. “There’s this great shot of Niagara Dam that was taken by a guy named Richard Horner. It’s a shot of the brickwork arches that were built for the overflow water back in the 1890’s. This guy Richard – he just likes to travel and shoot great pictures of out of the way places,” said Gates. “But there’s another image of Kopetski Trail in Opal Creek that was taken by two time award winning nature photographer Gina Dasher. That picture is topping the charts right now on a popular photography website.” She says the best part of the project has been all the new photographers that she’s become friends with along the way. “I have a whole new respect for the kind of time these artists put into their work. These people hike for miles, spend a ton of money on their equipment, then take a million shots and hope for one really good one. I’m feel lucky that there are people out there doing this.” The project was also designed as a fundraiser. Gates has partnered with several groups to give a portion of the online sales to them.

“If you order online at, you can choose to donate about $4 per calendar to the Mill City Skate Park, the Canyon Crisis Center, Mari-Linn School or the Portland cat rescue group Meow Village. You can also donate that to who generously offered to provide processing services to help the other groups raise money.” The calendars will also be available for sale by December 5 for $19.95 at Rosie’s Mountain Coffee House, Green Mountain Real Estate, eNRG Kayaking and Mill City Market Place, as well as other retail locations in the North Santiam Canyon. For more information, visit staytonevents. com or email santiamcanyoncalendar@ Mail in orders can be sent to Michelle Gates PO Box 785 Lyons OR 97358 (please include your address & phone, and check or MO for $19.95 per calendar. Add ship/hand: $5 for 1-2 calendars, $7.95 for 3-5 calendars or $10 for 6-10 calendars. Info: 503-510-4396.) Credit card orders can be placed online at “I just want to send out a big thank you to all the contributing photographers and everyone else who helped get this project off the ground,” said Gates. “I definitely hope this becomes an annual thing because it was so much fun to put together!”

Public invited to Mill City Historical Society Christmas program

The Mill City Historical Society will have its Christmas Program December 5th at 7 pm at the Gates Fire Department. The program will include the North Santiam Canyon Chorus. The chorus is directed by Jahn Hoover and will be accompanied by Joanne Hebing on the piano. All are invited to come listen to the 30 member chorus and join in singing Christmas songs. Public is welcome, and refreshments will follow.

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Tasty Treats Homemade Tamales Hot Cider Baked Goods Raffle Basket November 23rd. 2013 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Santiam High School Commons Contact: Caroline Gillaspy 503-507-3930

Second Annual Turkey Trot next Thursday morning

Mill City will be among good company in participating in this great tradition of not only burning off some calories before the big meal, but supporting a good cause that you may be “thankful” for. Join in a 3K run or walk or a 5K run at Kimmel Park in Mill City hosted by the good people of Ark Animal Care. Registration will be at 8:30am. 3K walkers will begin at 9:00am. 5K runners at 9:10 and 3K runners at 9:20am. Runners will be broken down to male and female and separated into age categories. Top runner in each category will win a prize. Each participant will also get a goody bag and participants ribbon. Dogs on leash are welcome. Strollers are also allowed , but runners/walkers should know that part of the course is over gravel, so strollers should be chosen accordingly. Cost is $10 per adult. (13+). $5 for 12 and under or $20 for a family of any size. This years proceeds will go to benefit Lighthouse Sanctuary. Questions: 503-897-6004

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it is probably easiest just to put the cat food on top of the dryer or some other high area. I don’t know what breed you have so you do have to be a little careful about him not eating anything and getting a low blood sugar. The cat food is too high in protein for a growing puppy and can create some problems with their bones as they grow if they are a medium to large sized dog. Dr. Keri Do you have a pet question for local veterinarian Dr. Keri Sanders? Send to or The Canyon Weekly, PO Box 52, Mill City

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SCSD School Board meeting notes November 13, 2013 By Gay Stunzner The November 13 meeting of the school board opened with a request by Alicia Clark, Santiam senior, to reintroduce open campus privileges at noon. She spoke on the students’ behalf to request that the board consider a two-week trial period for seniors. Superintendent Todd Miller said that, since open campus is a privilege, it would be the students’ responsibility to monitor attendance and tardies. A trial period was approved to begin after Thanksgiving. Kim Mauer, student testing and data staff member, presented a comprehensive overview of student testing in reading and math for 3rd and 8th graders. Eleventh graders will be tested in math. “This will be a challenge,” she said. Teachers will need extra training; new textbooks are required; and the time factor will also be a great challenge. “This will test our facilities technology,” Rich Moore, board chair, said. Mr. Miller and board agreed. “We’re not alone,” Mr. Miller noted. “No one has enough technology. We’re doing all we can at this time.” Ms. Mauer concluded, “This is high stakes.”

Everyone is enthusiastic about the return of PE for elementary children. Kids are jump roping and working toward joining the “Mile Club.” A few first graders, after running a mile, were having such a good time that they ran a second mile. The board is working diligently on listening/planning sessions for a Strategic Plan. The first two listening sessions on October 16 were held for the elementary and high school staffs to share their concerns and ideas. Board members Yvonne Hanna and Rich Moore listened to the elementary staff who mentioned the following: positive comments about PE; the need to hire another teacher for a blended classroom; concerns about the infrastructure; there is no extra space so eventually should consider a modular building; and the need for additional funds for both added staff and building space. High school staff presented their ideas to board members Angie Fencl and Jeremy Tinney. Their comments included: communication is good with the need for greater communication between the business office and staff; concern that some kids don’t arrive

early enough for breakfast so they are hungry until lunch; too few textbooks; internet connectivity an issue because of inadequate bandwidth; discussion about the purchase of Ipads; and the desire to reintroduce programs that have been discontinued. There is growing concern about the two buildings, so the board instituted a Facilities Committee chaired by Jeremy Tinney. The committee will include knowledgeable persons in the building trade who will determine what maintenance issues must be addressed. Discussion followed about a time line for the Strategic Plan, with a final document ready in March. This will be a guide, not a limiting document. Everyone in the community will be asked for their input, including students. Topics to be discussed include technology, staff development, infrastructure (both technology and building), finances, academic pro-

grams, sports. No action will take place at the listening forums, the first with the Parent Teacher Organization in December. Several sessions are scheduled in January: the first at the regular board meeting on Wednesday, January 8, at 6:30 p.m.; another work session on Friday, January 10, at 8:00 a.m.; and an evening forum later in January. A draft document will be prepared for the February 12 board meeting. Gary Swanson has agreed to act as facilitator. It is essential that the document be completed by the time the 201415 budget is being prepared in March. The next school board meeting is Wednesday, December 11, 6:30 p.m. at the Santiam Elementary School, to which the public is invited.

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Santiam Jr/Sr high helps to grow kids with a keen sense of community

National Honor Society members volunteered their time to serve veterans breakfast on Veteran’s Day.: Left to right Advisor-Amy Jensen, Students: Bailey Tank, Hannah Thompson, Harli Davidson, Kelsey Arndt, Alisha Clark, Joey Walczak, Tim Hagen and Braeden Cook. Harli Davidson read a special poem for Veterans, students led the Flag Salute and Emma Gillaspy-Ferguson read letters of thanks from Mr. Bennetts 5th grade class. Special thanks to our cook Patti Podrabski. This event was sponsored by Santiam canyon School District and National Honor Society.


Cartwright’s Music and Repair hosting kick off concert for new music venue in Mill City Chris Luquette, a guitarist from the Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen Band and Steve Blanchard, a guitarist from the Prairie Flyer Band, will be helping to christen the opening of Cartwright’s Music Repair Shop in Mill City with some “Hot bluegrass guitar.” “Both are good singers and songwriters, but they are great players,” said local luthier Ken Cartwright. “This is a rare treat to hear these two accomplished players in a such an intimate setting. It’s a great old building that we are working to freshen up. We are working with Santiam Hearts to Arts and may have an art showing the

night of the concert as well,” said Cartwright. Seating is limited to 40 so an RSVP to hold a seat is a must. Advanced payment is preferred. December 13, Friday 7-9 p.m. at Cartwright’s Music Repair Shop, 475 NE. Santiam Blvd. Mill City. Doors open at 6:30, concert starts at 7:00. Tickets are $12. Plenty of parking is available and, of course, there will be coffee and some snacks for concert goers as well. Tickets may be purchased via Pay Pal to or a check can be snail-mailed directly to Ken Cartwright, 475 N E Santiam Blvd. , Mill City 97360

These local students (at right) participate in STAND (Students Taking Action Not Drinking) and meet once a month in a Linn county school. The month of November was at Santiam Canyon School District. Students came from Scio and West Albany to join in on this meeting. n. The group addresses current issues including alcohol awareness, bullying and preventive suicide campaigns.

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Ready to go out and cut down a tree?

Christmas Tree Permits Available Soon at Forest Service Offices and Local Vendors (Springfield, OR) Christmas tree permits will soon be available at Willamette National Forest District offices in Westfir, McKenzie River, Sweet Home and Detroit. Holiday enthusiasts looking for the perfect tree can also purchase permits from local vendors. Forest Service personal use permits are $5.00 each. They allow the holders to cut one tree and each household can purchase a maximum of five permits. “Going out to find your family’s Christmas tree is a great activity for all ages,” said Tim Lahey, Forest Products Program Manager for the Willamette National Forest. “To make it a successful event, be sure to take the necessary safety precautions such as bringing a map and checking weather conditions.” When going out to find your Christmas tree, it is important to prepare for the unexpected. Weather conditions at higher elevations can be dramatically different from those in town. Additionally, most forest roads are not maintained for winter driving, so you could encounter snow patches or debris. Bring a handsaw or axe as well as winter clothing and safety equipment. Tire chains and a shovel are recommended, as is extra food, drinking water, blankets, a flashlight, first aid kit and survival gear. Tree cutting

and travel may take longer than anticipated, so notify a friend or family member where you’re going, get an early start, and leave the woods well before dark. To keep your tree from drying out and becoming a fire hazard, leave it outside until you’re ready to move it indoors. Cut the trunk at an angle before placing it in the stand and remember to refill the stand reservoir daily. Visitors can purchase permits and receive maps of cutting areas at District offices on weekdays from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. .For more informatio or call the Willamette National Forest Service or visit our Christmas Tree Permits can be purchased at these local businesses: Detroit Market 503.854.3767 Mountain High Grocery 503.854.3696 Detroit Rivers Run Deli & Market 503.854.3039 Detroit Santiam Sports 503.897.2881 Mill City

Bring colorful Holiday cheer to home or office Poinsettia sales helps raise funds for local organizations

Gates Neighborhood Watch will be hosting their 11th Annual Poinsettia Sale at the Gates Post Office on Saturday, November 30 from 9 am - 12:30 pm and the following week until sold out Reds, Whites, Pinks and Bi-colored. All pots come with colored covered and cellophane sleeves for easy transporting. 4” pots w/ 3-5 blooms $5.50, 6 ½ “ pots w/ 5-7 blooms $10 and 8” pots w/ 8-10 blooms are $15. Advanced orders welcome. See Sandra at Gates Post Office. This is the only fundraiser of the year for the Neighborhood Watch. The annual Christmas Poinsettia sale for the Santiam Hospital Auxiliary will be held on December 5 and 6 in the hospital foyer from 9 am to 3 pm. The large potted plants come in a variety of colors and will sell for $15.00 each. Proceeds support the Auxiliary Scholarship Fund and help to purchase various items needed by the hospital departments. For more information or to pre-order contact Char Bartosz 503-749-2910 or Wilma Shelton 503-769-5290. There will not be direct sales at Santiam Medical Clinic, but Maryann Meredith will take pre-orders that can be picked at the Clinic in Mill City. Call 503897-4808 for more information and orders.

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Single black claw on front paw. Name is Talla. Last seen Hwy 46 milepost 12 on August 10th. REWARD! please call (541)351-1335 or (503) 510-5370.

Needed: a Bartender / Cook at the North Santiam Eagles Lodge in Mill City. Hours are Tuesday through Thursday from 3:30 P.M. till Closing. Fridays cooking Dinners from 4 P.M. till 8:30. Wage is minimum to start out. Please call 503-897-3100 and ask for George or Don for more information.

$200 Reward for return of my Husqvarna 372 X PW chain saw, initialed SG#2. Found on the U.S.P. Mainline 10/15 at 7.5 mile marker. No questions asked. Steve G. (503) 854-3901.

Wanted: Meter Reader – Part-Time. City of Mill City. Meter Reader. Performs monthly water meter reading. Minimum high school or equivalent education preferred. Must have valid ODL and reliable transportation. 40-45 hr/month, Salary $9.25 – $12.17 DOQ. Preference given to citizens of Mill City. Application to City of Mill City, P.O. Box 256, Mill City, OR 97360. (503) 897-2302 EOE. Closing date: Open until filled.

For Sale: 7,000 Watt Generator 120-240 electric start $450.00 Pressure Washer 6 H.P 2350 P.S.I 50 foot hose $150.00 503-897-2590


Lost Dog: Female wolf malamute mix, white with silver on back about 75 pounds.

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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.


For Sale in Mill City Local breeder has Cockatiels, White Doves, Lovebirds and Parakeets ready for homes. 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 503-5104396. 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-

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Rare find on the North Santiam River (Lyons)3BR / 3Ba 2300ft2 house w/d hookups & attached garage. $1200/mos $1500 dep.(503) 798-8995 For rent in Mill City: 2 bedroom house with big yard. Gas Heater and water, $650/ month plus $650 deposit. (503) 551-0413. For Rent: Studio $450 + $500 dep.$300 non ref. ,$100 elect. dep. 1 bdrm $450 $500 dep. $300 non-ref. MOVE IN $950 503-897-4941 (Lori)


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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Coming Soon! The December 4 Christmas party for the Stayton Red Hat Strutters will be held at noon at the home of Jeanne Whitner at 2055 Quail Run Avenue, Stayton, OR 97383, phone 503-769-2195 to make

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your reservation. It will be a potluck luncheon, bring your favorite dish to share. If you wish to participate bring a $10.00 or less wrapped Christmas Gift to share. New members and guests are welcome but please notify Jeanne if you are bringing a guest or new member for the Christmas Party. There are no fees to join, if you wish to receive a mail notice of meetings a small donation for postage is appreciated, or if you have an email address we can notify you also. Please contact Diane Stockmar at 503-394-2197 about the Stayton Red Hat Strutters club if you have questions or would like to join. The Mill City Historical Society will have its Christmas Program December 5th at 7 pm at the Gates Fire Department. The program will include the North Santiam Canyon Chorus. The chorus is directed by Jahn Hoover and will be accompanied by Joanne Hebing on the piano. All are invited to come listen to the 30 member chorus and join in singing Christmas songs. Public is welcome, and refreshments will follow. Come and Enjoy! Award Winning Oregon Pianist in Concert John Nilsenat Detroit Community Church on December 7th at noon. John Nilsen has appeared with such luminaries as Jose Feliciano, Jesse Colin Young, David Foster, Alex De Grassi, Kenny G and many others. Admission is free. Come join us The Annual Senior Center Holiday Potluck will be held on Wed., Dec. 11, at noon. Participants should bring a dish to share with others. There will be a drawing to win a turkey. If you have questions, please call the Canyon Senior Center at 503/897-4176. The Lyons Garden Club will be holding

Gates Community Church of Christ “..reaching the canyon for Christ.” Mike Stair, Minister Sunday School 9:45am & Worship Service will be at 11 AM 40070 Gates School Rd (503)897-3210

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their annual Christmas Potluck Lunch at the Lyons Fire Department Conference room on December 11 at noon. Club officers will hostess the luncheon. Bring your favorite dish to share and some loved gift wrapped treasure for the White Elephant Gift Exchange. Officers for 2014 will be installed. Guests and new members are welcome to attend. If you want to bring an unwrapped toy or some canned food to donate to the Lyons Fire Department for local distribution it would be appreciate. Call Jean Evett for information 503-8592563 or Diane Stockmar 503-394-2197.

Events this Week

Saturday, November 23

9am -2pm. Santiam Holiday Bazaar is here!! Santiaam Commons on Evergreen St in Mill City. See poster on pag 3 for more detials. Contact Caroline Gillaspy for more information: 503-897-2311 ext. 240 or caroline.gillaspy@santiam.k12. Proceeds to benefit the International Club . The 69th Annual Mill City Volunteer Fire Fighter’s Benefit starts at 5:00 p.m. at the fire hall. A number of activities are planned for the evening, including kid’s games from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m hosted by Santiam’s International Club. Bingo games are from 5 pm to 12 am. Hourly consecutive drawings begin at 8:00 p.m. for turkeys, hams, slabs of bacon and gift certificates. At 11:00 p.m. and Midnight the drawing will add $50.00 and $100.00 bill prizes. The volunteers also fire up the grill at 5:00 p.m. The traditional menu will consist of Hamburgers, Beer Sausage, Hotdogs and Doughnuts. Do forget to add the works on your burgers. (Grilled onions, peppers and cheese!)Bring the whole family for an evening of Bingo, Raffle, Kid’s games and good food.

Monday, November 25

10 am A Bake Sale will be held at the Senior Center on Monday, Nov. 25, beginning at 10 AM. All those who donate goods, or buy them, will be entered in a www.millcitychristian- drawing to win a turkey.

Christian Church Sunday Worship 10 am

Tuesday, November 26 & Wednesday, November 27

The Canyon Cleaners will be holding a Thanksgiving Holiday Bake Sale - Tuesday, November 26th and Wednesday, November 27th 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. in the U. S. Bank lobby, Highway 22, Mill City. There will also be a Christmas Holiday Bake Sale - Monday, December 23rd and Tuesday, December 24th 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. in the U. S. Bank lobby, Highway 22, Mill City. A great variety of baked goods, pies, regular and no sugar. 503-859-4454 or 503507-8846

Thursday, November 28

Happy Thanksgiving!! 8:30 am registration/ 9 am race 2nd Annual Turkey Trot 3K and 5 K run/walk hosted by Ark Animal Care. See page 3 for details!

Ongoing Weekly Events

Mill City Library hours are 10-12 and 1:30-3:30 on Tuesday through Friday. Saturday 10-12. The library is closed on Sunday & Monday. North Santiam Watershed Council meetings are held at the Stayton Community Center at 400 West Virginia Street, Stayton, OR on the second Thursday of every month except July and August. Meetings begin at 7:00pm and everyone is welcome. For more information call (503) 930-8202 or go to Santiam Hearts to Arts meets the first Saturday of the month at Mill City City Hall, from 9:30-10:30am. New board members and volunteers are always welcome!! Info:


7pm Santiam Canyon Community Chorus rehearsals at the Mill City Christian Church. For more information contact Joanne Hebing at 503-859-3426.


Al-Anon, Mt. View Church, Aumsville. Newcomers welcome.


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! 897-2102 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, games, snack. Free. 815 Santiam Blvd. 5:30-8pm Youth Movie 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. 7 pm The Canyon Book Club meets at Trexler Farm Restaurant. Come early for dinner at 6pm or come for the discussion at 7pm. The club will meet monthly every 2nd Thursday evening. Sep- Fool by Christopher Moore Oct- Life of Pi by Yann Martel Nov- Killer Angels by Michael Shaara Contact person: Herb Bastuscheck 503-859-2668 7-9pm Bingo with the Idanha Detroit Fire Dept, every other Thursday at the Detroit City Hall meeting room.



4-6 pm Youth Group at MehamaCommunity Church 11336 Morris St. Grades 6-12; games, music and bible studies. Info:503859-2849 or facebook 6:30 pm Youth Group Mill City Baptist Church. ages 6-12. 815 NW Santiam Blvd.


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

9am Downward Dog Yoga at Gates Fire Hall, Sorbin St. in Gates 10am-2pm Quilting Club Canyon Bible Fellowship, Lyons 910-4918 Concerned about your property value? 12pm Meals on Wheels, Senior Meals Fellowship Hall, Price Analysis MC PresbyNo Hassle Quick Turnaround terian. Meals for New Listings on Wheels. Ruth:503-897Suzette Boudreaux, Broker 2204. $3.50 Call 503-949-4643 for details donation recommended. 7:30pm Santiam

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Linn County Sheriff’s Report 11-10-2013 to 11-15-2013

11/10/13 8:59 DISTB-DOMESTIC ALDER ST Mill City 14 yo male attacked everyone in the house Caller is locked in the bathroom 6 people in the house 11/10/13 16:31 JUV-RUNAWAY RPT MAIN ST Lyons Last seen around 1100 this morning with a male named ‘Troy’ that lives behind the church. Unknown where they might be going. 11/10/13 18:33 BURGLARY REPORT ALDER ST Mill City bicycle stolen off front porch last night his sons wallet was also taken from the living room 11/10/13 22:07 BURGLARY REPORT IVY ST Linn County caller advises that their garage has been broken into this happened while they were gone at church earlier today caller found the hasp broken off the lock 11/10/13 23:32 WELF CHECK MAIN ST Lyons individual texted a suicide note to her daughter and also posted on FB Goodbye world. This was at 10:45 tonight. He did not say how he was going 11/11/13 1:04 HAZ-TRAFFIC MAIN ST Lyons 714: Was flagged down by someone stating there is a road hazard down the road. 11/11/13 9:46 DISTB-DOMESTIC KINGWOOD AV Mill City KINGWOOD COURT APTS

lots of screaming and yelling female caller states that she wants her son and girlfriend out of the house 11/11/13 10:42 TRESPASS *IN PROGRESS* HUNTLEY RD caller is at work one of callers kids called to say a private investigator is on the property, speaking with two of the kids, and 11/11/13 1:04 HAZ-TRAFFIC MAIN ST Lyons 714: Was flagged down by someone stating there is a road hazard down the road. 11/11/13 9:46 Description: DISTB-DOMESTIC Unit: 739 Disposition: No Additional Report Necessary 200 Block KINGWOOD AV Mill City KINGWOOD COURT APTS Narrative lots of screaming and yelling female caller states that she wants her son and girlfriend out of the house 11/11/13 10:42 TRESPASS *IN PROGRESS* caller is at work one of callers kids called to say a private investigator is on the property, speaking with two of the kids, and 11/12/13 1:36 DISTB-OTHER Mill City FRATERNAL ORDER OF EAGLES 3384 caller is employee and attempt-

ing to close the bar female outside is yelling and pounding on the door have deputy contact caller by phone when he is approaching 11/12/13 16:09 FRAUD 5TH ST Lyons bank has notified caller of of fraudulant charges on her debit card yesterday. 11/12/13 17:24 HARASSMENT RPT RIVER LOOP RD Linn County Caller’s daughter is continually being harassed by an ex boyfriend after being told to stop. 11/12/13 Time: 21:46 Description: SUSP-PERSON 600 Block LINN PL Mill City subject on a bike riding slowly thru the neighborhood. caller asked him what he was doing and the subject flipped him off and yelled at him. 11/13/13 Time: 1:35 Description: WELF CHECK 4TH AV Mill City for resist arrest 11/13/13:46 11/17/13 LINN KINGSTON-LYONS DR Linn County Caller advised there is a silver sedan in the ditch. Nobody is inside it. It is partially blocking the roadway. 11/13/13 13:53 TRESPASS 1ST AV Mill City MILL CITY MARKETPLACE

Male inside the store named ‘Clint’ that was trespassed from the store in the past. 11/13/13 Time: 15:48 Description: CRIM MISCHIEF Caller is the realator for location and she received a call from a neighbor stating that there was a male at location pounding on the door and yelling that he 11/13/13 Time: 16:57 ANIMAL - DEER WEST MCCULLY MOUNTAI Linn County Caller said that there is a deer that is injured and it is callers yard. 11/14/13 Time: 11:10 SANTIAM SPORTS CENTER Caller has received a bad check at their business. They have sent formal request by registered mail with no response 11/15/13 Time: 11:32 Description: NARCOTICS OFF EVERGREEN ST Mill City SANTIAM ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Caller reporting a student located some marijuana in the gym. Make contact with caller at the school 11/15/13 Time: 12:44 CIV DISP RPT 1ST AV Mill City Has questions regarding a civil standby

Crime is for losers. Up your game! Try learning to play the guitar and sing songs to your sweetie. The rewards for this are endless.

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

Girl scouts make dough by making dough

Local Girls Scouts got a lesson in Pizza making, while making funds for their troop. This hard working crew sold $89 pizzas from Figaros in Stayton, made them themselves, then delivered them to their happy customers! The girls earned $534 in all to help pay for badges, field trips and supplies.

Free Concert in Detroit

Award Winning Oregon Pianist JOHN NILSEN will be performing at Detroit Community Church on December 7th at noon. John Nilsen has appeared with such luminaries as Jose Feliciano, Jesse Colin Young, David Foster, Alex De Grassi, Kenny G and many others. Admission is free. Come join us!



Fourth Generation farm makes Christmas tree harvest a family affair

When Bill Pennick Jr. moved to his Gates area family farm 9 years ago, one of the first things he decided to do with the land was plant Christmas trees. 30,000 of them on more than 20 acres, to be exact. What had once been cattle pasture and hayfields was in the process of becoming a sustainable and profitable family business. The Pennick Farm, a 170 acre parcel of land located East of Gates, was purchased in 1942 by Pennickʼs grandparents, John and Nancy Pennick. In 1946, Pennickʼs parents, Bill Sr. and Barbara, inherited the property. On the farm, the Pennicks raised their two children, logged timber, grew hay, and ran a small herd of cattle. After the death of Bill Sr. in 2003, Bill Jr. decided it was time to move home and take his turn as caretaker of the farm. He and his wife, Chris, built a house of their own near the original homestead. Pennickʼs mother, Barbara, continued to live in the old family home until her death in 2012. Beginning in 2005, Pennick began planting Christmas trees. Each subsequent year,

more trees went into the ground. “We began harvesting our Christmas trees on a limited basis in 2011.” explains Pennick. “This is our first year of significant harvest, with over 2000 trees going to the wholesale market.” Utilizing a labor force that consists of both his sons, Bill Pennick III and Jared Pennick, his grandsons Jack Pennick, 14, and Jon Pennick, 9, as well as a group of local teenagers, this has become a working family farm. The cutting, shaking, baling, and loading of trees is all done by the family. Pennickʼs wife and daughter-inlaw step in to provide the work crew with a homemade meal at lunch time. Weekends will find the entire family, including all 9 grandkids (ranging in age from 8 weeks to 17 years), pitching in to help or just watch the operation. “Weʼll continue to replant the trees that we harvest every year and keep at it indefinitely.” says Pennick. “This will be our first year offering u-cut fields of Noble Fir for Canyon families.”

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