The Canyon Weekly March 7, 2012
Volume 3, Issue 10
News and Life - For Our Side of the Mountain!
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LADY WOLVERINES TAKE 3RD IN STATE
Domination of Tri-River teams makes us wonder, “What’s in the water?” The Santiam Lady Wolverines basketball team placed 3rd in the OSAA 2A State Basketball Tournament in Pendleton last weekend. Regis won their third straight state title with a 59-49 win over Scio in the State Championship game. It was a Tri-River Conference 1-2-3 finish at the tournament.
In the quarterfinal round Wednesday, the Lady Wolverines defeated rival Portland Christian 47 to 42 to advance to the final four. Junior post Brittney Thompson led the charge with 14 points and 14 rebounds and garnered player of the game honors. The ladies then moved on to (cont’d on page 3)
Manufacturing employer coming to Stayton at Mill City
Furniture company expands from Wilsonville - and keeps jobs on home soil
Shunning the trend to outsource manufacturing jobs to foreign companies with cheap labor, MasterCraft Furniture, Inc of Wilsonville is choosing to relocate their factory to Stayton, on Wilco Road, at the former Phillips Products location. Fueled by a contract with Ikea, MasterCraft found themselves outgrowing their Wilsonville space. Seeking expansion, the 20,000 square foot building in Stayton fit the bill, and the new tenants expect to begin moving in this month. Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber issued a statement praising Mastercraft’s expansion in Stayton. “This is a perfect exam-
ple of an Oregon company ‘in-sourcing,’ providing Oregonians with jobs formerly sent overseas.” The state is providing a $125,000 forgivable loan from the Governor’s Strategic Reserve Fund to assist MasterCraft with the financing of its new facility and work force training costs, state officials said. MasterCraft currently has 150 employees, and this expansion will likely add 100 more over the next two years. According to a spokesperson for the Stayton/Sublimity Chamber of Commerce, job seekers should apply thought the Oregon Employment Department’s iMatch Skills system.
Brittany Thompson going for the basket.
Students of the Month Mill City City Council notes Free business classes Lyons medical marijuana theft
Linn deputies investigate medical marijuana robbery near Lyons The men reported that two male suspects entered the residence through an unlocked front door wearing masks. The suspects duct taped the hands and ankles of both men. Neither victim was injured. The two suspects said they had a gun, though no weapon was displayed. The suspect males were described as white males approximately 30 years of age, 5’10” to 6’ 0” tall, wearing unknown color coats and jeans. The suspects took containers of medical Marijuana and less than $200 in cash. It is believed The Canyon Weekly approximately ¼ pound of processed (United States Postal Service: Periodical permit pending) marijuana was stolen. The suspects PO Box 721 Lyons, OR 97358 were last seen leaving the residence and www.TheCanyonWeekly.com firstname.lastname@example.org 503-990-3037
Press Release - Linn County Sheriff Tim Mueller reports his deputies are investigating a robbery of a private residence in the 44000 Block of Thomas Creek Rd near Lyons. On 02-29-11 at 3:29am, the Linn County Sheriff’s Office 9-1-1 center received a call from a 57 year old man reporting he and his roommate had just been bound with duct tape and robbed.
the victims heard a vehicle leave the area. A search of the area was conducted by several deputies and the suspects were not located. Approximately 10 grams of marijuana was recovered in the area where the suspects’ car was believed have been parked. Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact the Linn County Sheriff’s Office Detectives at (541) 967-3950. According to Sgt. Art Sprague of the Linn County Sheriff’s Office (a former member of the now disbanded Mill City Police Department) there is no new evidence available as of Monday.
Mill City City Council Notes
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The following is a submission from a local resident about what happened at the last city council meeting for Mill City. The submission has not been verified by The Canyon Weekly nor by the City of Mill City. As such, it is printed as opinion only. Official meeting minutes are available through Mill City City Hall.
by Bill Sanderson
The Council meeting for February 28 was very efficient and friendly. All Periodical Postage Permit Pending at Mill City, OR councilors and the City Recorder were Letters to the Editor may be edited for space or content present along with half a dozen guests. and are printed as the opinion of the author. An additional guest was the City Recorder from Gates, Oregon, who comStaff mented on common affairs and proceKaren Widmer dure. The consent agenda (including Owner, Editor, Publisher previous council minutes, accounts Billing, Advertising Sales, Photography Mill City & Gates Beat Reporter payable, and liquor license firstname.lastname@example.org tions) were approved and there were no 503-990-3037 general citizen comments. Michelle Gates City Hall update included news that Assistant Editor, Layout and Design the siding installation has begun and the Circulation, Advertising Design roofing sub-contractor (Gates and Sons Paper Subscriptions, Photography from Aumsville) has been selected. Lyons & Detroit Beat Reporter The Trail Enhancement project has email@example.com been reduced in scope and is being re503-510-4396 organized. Many community members Tim Widmer strongly support this Trail project and Printing & Circulation, Online Subscriptions hope the City staff prioritizes work on Web Content/Online Web Guru Advertising Design, Photography, Billing this. New grant applications will follow. firstname.lastname@example.org The City Personnel handbook is still Contributing Writers being reviewed to make sure that some Bill Sanderson policies do not conflict with existing orCharla Raven dinances. CCIS is providing advice to Steve Nielsen Marty Magee
Shanna Hall Charla Raven Cora Nordmo Zach Bogle
our legal staff for revisions or modifications, and Mr. McGehee will incorporate those. The schedule from the insurance company indicates that the review should be completed by March 15, 2012. The handbook will then be presented to Council for approval and adoption. New business items included information that nominees are needed for the Marion White Volunteerism Award. Nominations may be made to the staff or to council. The First Christian Church has applied to close SW 3rd Ave to vehicular traffic between SW Broadway and SW Cedar Streets during youth activities, typically on Thursday, Friday or Saturday nights during the school year and Wednesday nights during the summer. Minutes from the Planning Commission were presented and accepted. 4th of July committee had no report; there have been changes within the committee. Mayor Kirsch adjourned the meeting at 6:29 p.m. until the next meeting on March 13, 2012.
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Wolverines: Two named to all tournament team (cont’d from page 1) a
Friday afternoon match-up in the state semi-final round against league rival and two-time defending state champion Regis. The Wolverines lost 44 to 28 in a great effort. They were actually down by just six points with three minutes to play, but eventually succumbed to the Rams balanced attack, led by seniors Whitney Koehnke and Kasse Keudell. Freshman guard Hannah Thompson was named player of the game for the Wolverines. Santiam then moved on to play a Saturday afternoon consolation game (3rd/5th) vs. the Enterprise Outlaws of the nearby Blue Mountain Conference. The Wolverines prevailed in a low scoring affair, 29 – 22 to take third place in state. Senior J.J. Halemeier scored 11 points and pulled down 10 rebounds and Freshman Hannah Thompson was named player of the game. Two Wolverines were also named to the all-tournament team, which is voted on by the coaches. J.J. Halemeier was named to the all-tournament second team and Brittney Thompson was honored as an all-tournament first team selection. This marks the Lady Wolverines’ fourth trip to Pendleton in the past six years. They have finished in the top three each time, including a state championship in 2009. The community has a lot to be proud of.
These ladies have consistently placed at or near the top of the 2A level, which encompasses over forty schools around the state. Most importantly, they do it with class. Congratulations ladies, and coaching staff, on another great season! Santiam Wolverines team members: Players - Seniors: J.J. Halemeier, Lacie Prindel, Alexis Strong; Juniors: Brittney Thompson, McKenzie Reeser, Olivia Santos; Sophomores: Kelsey Arndt, Alisha Clark, Harli Davidson and Freshman Hannah Thompson; Team Manager - Jocelyn Urban; Coaches: Head Coach – Randy LaFollett; Assistant Coaches – Rich Moore and Rob LaFollett. This year marked Pendelton’s 50th year of hosting the State Basketball Tournament. In Celebration all were invited to meet on the floor of the Armory who had played there in years past. Joining from our local contingent included Vicky Porter, Debbie Fawcett , Stephanie Grenbemer and David Plots.
Bluegrass jams return to Salem
It’s been a long time since Ken Cartwright hosted Bluegrass Jams in Salem, but they’re back. The first jam is March 25 (and will usually be the third Sunday of each month) from 2-5pm at the Clockworks Coffee House on N. Commercial St. This is a free jam open to all players of bluegrass music at a intermediate or advanced level. You’re welcome to come and listen or bring your non electric, traditional bluegrass instrument and music and do some pickin’ and grinnin’ with us. Info: Ken at 503-5072941. Sponsored by the Salem chapter of the Oregon Bluegrass Association.
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Canyon Weekly seeks contributing writers
Are you a local writer who is yearning to share your story? Do you have an interest in the riches our canyon communities have to offer, or a hobby or pursuit that might inspire the next generation, or even this generation? We’d like to hear from you. The Canyon Weekly is currently seeking submissions of all types, from budding wordsmiths to published authors, journalists, biographers and poets. Email your story:email@example.com.
Medical Equipment available for loan
The Canyon Senior Center at 844 S. 1st St in Mill City has a revolving loaning library of medical equipment available to borrow for any locals in need. An array of wheel chairs, crutches, commode, shower chairs etc. are on hand. Donations of equipment are always welcome too. Info: 503-897-4176. The Senior Center is open Mon-Thursdays 10-2, Fridays 10-4.
Mill City Community Garden plots open
Registration is open for plots at the Community Gardens in Mill City. A 15x15 foot plot is $10 for the season. Info: Susan Chamberlin at 503-949-5965
PGE to host Cascade Crossings power line project meetings
Portland General Electric is hosting seven informational open houses in early March to update landowners and others interested in its proposed Cascade Crossing Transmission Project. PGE will share maps of its current proposal and be available to discuss the project. The PGE open houses are intended to provide feedback to PGE, and are not part of the formal government permitting processes. Representatives from the state and federal permitting agencies will attend to provide information and answer questions about their review processes and provide opportunities for public input. Info: CascadeCrossingProject.com. Locally, two of the seven PGE open houses are scheduled: • Stayton: March 12, 4 – 7 p.m., Stayton Community Center, 400 W. Virginia • Mill City: March 15, 4 – 7 p.m., Mill City Middle Sch., 450 S.W. Evergreen Portland General Electric Company is headquartered in Portland, Ore., and is a fully integrated electric utility that serves approximately 822,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers in Oregon. Visit Potland General Electric at PortlandGeneral.com.
Idanha/Detroit Fire to hold budget meeting
A meeting of the Budget Committee of the Idanha/Detroit RFPD will be held on March 19, 5:30pm at the Detroit City Meeting Hall. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the budget for the fiscal year July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013, to receive the budget message and receive comment from the public on the budget. This is a public meeting; any person may appear. A copy of the budget document may be inspected or obtained on or after March 19, 2012 at 120 Detroit Ave, 9am-4pm. (1XHY-3.00/7,14)
Hiker dies after fall at Silver Falls State Park
A 56-year old Woodburn man died Friday night after apparently slipping and falling to his death while hiking in Silver Falls State Park. On March 2, 2012 at 10:20pm, OSP received a report that Daniel Frank Bonham, age 56, from Woodburn, was overdue after going hiking earlier in the day at Silver Falls State Park. OSP troopers, State Park rangers and Marion County Sheriffs Office Search & Rescue responded to the park at approximately 11:15pm and began searching for the hiker. At approximately 2:45am, State Park
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rangers spotted the man’s body near Winter Falls. Due to darkness, difficult terrain, and ice and snow on the trails, the recovery of his body started about 7am. The recovery effort was coordinated by Marion County Search & Rescue. Preliminary investigation indicates Bonham slipped while hiking and fell about 100 feet to where he was found. Family members told investigators he was a frequent park visitor who knew the area well. Oregon State Police, with the assistance of Marion County Sheriffs Office and the medical examiner, are continuing the investigation. The man’s body was recovered Saturday morning.
Linn County Sheriff recruiting teen search and rescue volunteers
The Linn County Sheriff’s Office is recruiting young men and women, ages 14-18, to join the Sheriff’s Office Search & Rescue Team and participate in an 11 day summer training program. This will be the 19th Search and Rescue Training Academy in Linn County and will be held June 22 through July 2. Those who are interested in becoming an integral part of the Sheriff’s Office search and rescue mission should have an interest in community service and a desire to be a part of a highly trained & professional life saving organization. There is an application process that includes oral interviews, a background check and physical aptitude test. Successful applicants will be eligible to attend the 11 day Search and Rescue Training Academy in June. The training will include classes in wilderness survival, shelter building, search tactics, first aid/CPR, map and compass reading, rappelling, and many more topics. There will also be a 3 day field exercise in the Cascades that includes a 20 mile hike. Info: Staff Sergeant Joe Larsen at the Linn County Sheriff’s Office (541-812-2272) or visit the Linn County Sheriff’s Office website at www.linnsheriff.org. Applications are available on the website and at the Sheriff’s Office in Albany.
Local youth group to host spaghetti fundraiser
Wyldlife Spagehetti Dinner Fundraiser will be held on March 14, from 5:30- 7:30pm at the Santiam High School Commons. Please come out and support your local kids earn an opportunity for to go to church camp this summer for only $5 per dinner.
Transmission Project Open House Meetings in Your Area Portland General Electric is continuing to work on permit applications for its proposed Cascade Crossing Transmission Project, a 215-mile transmission line that would run from Boardman, Ore., to the Salem area. The project, which could deliver up to 2,600 megawatts of electricity to customers, is proposed to enhance reliability of the region’s electrical grid, provide transmission access to more renewable energy projects and help meet customers’ growing energy needs. PGE is hosting seven open houses in early March to meet with landowners and others interested in the project. While the information will be preliminary and subject to change, PGE will share maps of the current proposal and be available to discuss various aspects of the project. Meeting Schedule Date
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Santiam High wrestlers go to state
Two of Santiamâ€™s top Wrestlers went to the mat at the State Wrestling tournament in Portland last weekend, accompanied by Coach Kerry Crowston and Coach JJ Jensen. Senior Robert
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Young won one match against Elgin, and was one opponent away from placing, with a loss in his second match. Sophomore Peyton DuPuis had a great showing in his second trip to State, losing two close matches, but with more chances to come next year! Great job Robert and Peyton! Thanks for representing Santiam High School with such a strong showing!
Junior dance team competition Saturday
Young dance teams from throughout the state will be converging at Santiam High School Gym this Saturday as the Valley Starlights host their 3rd annual competition. Dancers ranging from 1st-8th grade compete in several different age groups and categories such as hip hop, lyrical and jazz. The Valley Starlights, coached by Carrie Larsen and her assistant, Mandy Hartline, is a club team consisting of girls from Salem, Stayton, Sublimity, Mill City and Gates. These girls practice about 3 times a week as a team and their talent is outstanding. Local dancers include Chloe Stinson and
Grace Goodell who, even though are 5th grader, will be dancing on the Junior High team. The Santiam Wolverettes with coach Christina Stinson will be helping with the event and presenting an exhibition dance. The doors will open Saturday, March 10, 10:30am and the competition starts at 11:30am. Admission: Adults $6, seniors and students $4, kids under 6 are free. Anyone who brings a canned food donation will get $1 off of their admission. A gift table and concession stand are available all day at the competition.
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Historical society hosts author Wilkins
March 1, local history buffs gathered at Gates Fire Hall to be entertained by the compelling stories and historical tales of Pat Wilkins, a veteran journalist/author/ KATU news anchor and host of KATU’s on-the-road series Northwest Journal. Pat, who now describes himself as retired, detailed a time in Oregon’s History when Zachary Taylor was president and Abraham Lincoln was offered governorship of the Oregon Territory. Of course Mr. Lincoln declined, much to the urging of Mrs. Lincoln, with her rightful concerns over young Eddy Lincoln’s health. In a torrid turn, Mr. John Gaines was awarded the status of Governor but lost two young daughters to yellow fever en route around Cape Horn, and his wife was killed from a fall from a horse soon after he arrived in Oregon. Another story Mr. Wilkins presented, The Challenge of Gates Hill Road, led the audience through his white knuckled adventure ride with his dog, Hydi as they travelled the local passageway connecting Gates with the Little North
Fork. In a recent winter, as a lark, Wilkins nosed down the north side of Gates Hill Road which had turned to ice. The author was notably shaken by what proved to be a harrowing toboggan-like slide down that two mile stretch. This story, along with others featuring dogs, will be included in Pat Wilkins’ soon to be published, Perfect Dogs Tales and Stories of other Remarkable Animals. Mr. Wilkins is currently a contributing writer to the West Side Newspaper in Salem. He is also the author of Somewhere in Oregon, Somewhere in the Pacific Northwest, Somewhere in Eastern Oregon, and Somewhere in Oregon, Gems of State History. The North Santiam Historical Society meets the first Thursday of each month. Upcoming: April 5, May 3 and June 7. The Canyon Life Museum in Mill City will be opened for Memorial day weekend, Thursday, Friday and Saturday and is also available for touring by appointment. For information call Francis Thomas at 503-897-2816.
Last week, The Canyon Weekly reported that the A cappella singing group Sould Out was from Wooburn High School. These talented young men and lovely young ladies are actually from Wilsonville High School. The Canyon Weekly sincerely apologizes for the mis-information.
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Events Coming Soon Chaplain for Home Visits Pastor John Olivera of Mill City visits those who cannot get out for prayer. 503-910-8164 FREE RIDE to Gates Community Church of Christ for Sunday services. Call 503-897-3210 (lv msg) and Dale Dietzel will stop by your house. He’ll call you with time. Sunday School at 9:45am. Wolverettes State Dance Team Competition, Portland Memorial Coliseum. Thursday - Saturday (March 15-17) Free Job Interview Workshop. March 15, 7pm. Stayton Public Library E.G. Siegmund Meeting Room, 515 N. First Avenue, Stayton. Learn how to land your next job. No registration required. Info: 503-769-3313 Detroit Lake Recreation Area Business Association meets March 17, 10am at Cedars Restaurant in Detroit Tummies, Tots and Tweens kid stuff sale March 24, 9am-4pm at Santiam Valley Grange in Lyons. Maternity, baby and children’s equipment and accessories. 1140 5th St, Lyons. 503-859-2161. North Santiam River Guides Association meets on Wednesday, March 28 at 6p.m. at Neufeldt’s Diner in Aumsville. River outings and fishing clinics and youth activities and cleanup projects will be discussed. Guests are welcome. Mill City Lions Club meets March 28 (2nd & 4th Wednesday) 6:30pm at Mt. Edge Cafe, 320 NW Santiam Blvd, Mill City. Info: Sandy Lyness 503-551-2645
Drug and Alcohol Free Grad Night Party fundraiser and Polaris Quad raffle. March 31, over 18 only. Tickets: $20 each (only 300 sold) purchase at the Santiam Canyon School District Office or U.S. Bank in Mill City. Habitat for Humanity annual Spring Breakfast fundraiser March 31, 8-9:30 am at Regis High School (550 W. Regis St., Stayton) to celebrate the impact Habitat has within the SLAMMS (Stayton, Lyons, Aumsville, Mehama, Mill City, and Sublimity) service-area, and to
raise funds for its current Mill City Build and future builds. Free. RSVP to Doug Doornink at 541-401-3003 by March 9. Canyon Readers at Trexler Farm in Mehama. This group has about 6-10 people of all ages in a comfortable group discussion format. Upcoming books include - Apr 12: The Hunger Game by Suzanne Collins. May 10: The Invention of Air by Steven Johnson. Dinner 6:30pm, discussion at 7pm. Meets every second Thursday of the month. Info: Herb Bastuscheck 503-859-2668. Federal Lakes Recreation Committee, Detroit Lake meets April 18, 2012.
Events This Week Wednesday, March 7
7pm North Santiam School Board Special Session. Renewal of Contracts/ Board Goals. This session of the School Board will be held at the district office, 1155 N Third Avenue, Stayton. 7pm Mill City 4th of July Committee meets at Mill City City Hall, 228 SW Broadway St.
Thursday, March 8
7:15-8:15am Green Eggs and Ham Breakfast at Gates Elementary School. Must purchase tickets in advance, and don’t forget to wear your Jammies (no slippers please.) Info: 503-897-2191. 6:30pm Canyon Readers at Trexler Farm in Mehama. The River of Doubt Theodore Rooseveldt’s Darkest Journey by Candice Millard.. Dinner 6:30pm, discussion at 7pm. Info: Herb Bastuscheck 503-859-2668. 6:30pm Idanha/Detroit Fire Dept Volunteer Recruit Meeting at Detroit Meeting Hall. Info: Chief Jim Trett 503854-3494 or Kevin Hills 503-507-5858 Interested in volunteering? No training required, no residency requirements. Housing provided for non-residents in a brand new fire hall with separate mens/womens quarters. Volunteers start with general first responder training. For safety, this department does not enter burning buildings. Criminal and background check required. Small
per call pay. 7-8pm Lyons-Mehama Water District Board meets at Mehama Fire Hall 7-9pm North Santiam Watershed Council public meeting: PGE on the Cascade Crossing Project at Stayton Community Center (400 W Virginia St). Info: 503-930-8202
Friday, March 9
5-8pm Doernbecher Carnival at Santiam High School 6-9pm Parent’s Time Out - kids movie night at Canyon Bible Fellowship, 446 Cedar St, Lyons. Bible story, popular kids movie, games. Info: 503-859-2627 6-8pm Zumbathon® Charity Event March 9, 6-8pm at the Mari-Linn School gym (641 Fifth Street) to help fund the sixth grade class trip to the OMSI Santiam Science School this May. $10/adults, $5 for kids 12 & under; tickets at the door. Zumbathon info: 503-949-7621 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Outdoor School info: Rosa Carbaugh, 503-3857641 or email@example.com.
Saturday, March 10
10:30 Valley Starlights host dance team competition for teams, grades 1-8. Santiam High School Gym. Adults $6, seniors and students $4, kids under 6 are free. Bring a canned food donation to get $1 off of your admission. 11:30am Prom Dress donation collection event “All Dressed Up”, an event of gathering gently used special occasion dresses, dress shoes, accessories for the young ladies of the Canyon, will be collecting items at the Valley Starlight Dance competition, SHS gym in Mill City. Info: Canyon Crisis Center 503897-2327, or on Facebook. Steak Night at Mill City Moose Lodge.
Sunday, March 11
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Monday, March 12
4:30pm Home Opener - Santiam Varsity Baseball 7pm Idanha City Council meets at city hall
Tuesday, March 13
MC Presbyterian. Meals on Wheels: Ruth:503 897-2204 9am Mill City Municipal Court meets 1pm Bingo Mill City Eagles Lodge at MC Fire Hall 6pm Lyons Planning Commission meets 7:30pm Santiam Al-Anon for family and friends of alcoholics, at city hall Mill City & Stayton open meeting, Mt. View Church, 6pm Mill City City Council meets at Aumsville Mill City Middle School library 6:30pm Detroit City Council meets at Wednesdays the Detroit meeting room 10am-3pm Judy’s Art Class at SocialGracesDogTraining@gmail.com Mill City Eagles Hall. Oil paintInsured Member N. Santiam Chamber of Commerce Wednesday, March 14 ing, all levels welcome. Weekly on 1pm Lyons Garden Club at the Lyons Wednesdays. Drop in, open to all. Fire Department meeting room. Info: Jean 503 859-2213 Evett, 503-859-2563 or Diane Stockmar 7pm Wii Bowling MC Eagles at 503-394-2197. Lodge. 4:30pm Varsity Baseball at Santiam 7pm AA Mtg Santiam Chapel, 5:30-7:30pm Wyldlife Spaghetti Dinner Lyons. Fundraiser at the Santiam High School Commons. Please come out and support Thursdays your local kids earn an opportunity for to 12pm Senior Meals. Fellowship go to church camp this summer. $5 per Hall, MC Presbyterian Church. dinner. FREE 6:30pm Mill City Lions Club meets at 3:30 After School Story Time at Fridays Mt Edge Cafe 320 NW Santiam Blvd, the Lyons Library. 279 8th St. 859-2366. .10am-12pm Kid Zone Fun, crafts and Mill City. Info: Sandy Lyness 503-5515:30-9:30pm Teen Movie Night Ages 2645 a FREE sack lunch. Mill City Baptist 10-18 Mill City Christian Church. All kids 7pm Wolverette’s Dance Team Town Church. 140 N. 1st. St (503) 536-5414 MUST be picked up by 9pm. Free. Performance Santiam High School’s 1pm Canyon Senior Center Open 10am-3pm North Santiam Quilters, award winning team performs free for the Pinochle 844 South First St, Mill City Gates Church, all levels! 897-2102 community. Dancing to the theme Unbro503-897-4176 4pm-8pm Youth Center for 7th-12 ken, the team invokes powerful emotions 7:30-8:30pm Idanha AA at City Hall grades. Air Hockey, Ping Pong, Foos with their graceful - yet edgy - choreograBall. FREE. Mill City Baptist Church. phy. Santiam High School gym. 4pm Weight Watchers meets at Santiam Mill City Moose Lodge Calendar: 7-9pm Lyons Rural Fire District Board Canyon School District office on EverMondays: 5-7pm, $1 Hot Dogs meets at the Lyons Fire Hall meeting green,, Mill City. Weigh in at 4pm; meet- Tuesdays: 5-7pm $1 Burgers room. Topics include a Board vote on ing begins at 4:30. Approx. $155 per Wednesdays: Lodge Meetings start at bringing a bond measure to ballot. session, prorated. Info: Nichole Cooper 6pm. Members welcome sit in and give in503-897-2321 put. Activity planning is the first Tuesday 6-8pm EPIC Youth Group at Santiam of each month. Chapel in Lyons. Free. Fridays: 7-9pm Pool Practice Mondays 6:30-8pm Zumba in the Canyon Santi- Sundays: 12pm Pool League 4pm-8pm Youth Center for 7th-12th am High School commons 265 SW EverMembers and Guests Welcome. grades. Air Hockey, Ping Pong, ect.FREE. green St. Mill City 503-949-7621 Mill City Baptist Church. 6:30-8pm Zumba in the Canyon Santiam High School commons 265 SW Evergreen St. Mill City 503-949-7621 7-8:30pm Santiam Community Chorus FREE Estimates to Replace your aging Furnace or Heat Pump! rehearses at Mill City Christian Church. Donate 2 cans of non-perishable food items & receive a discount Please join us as we prepare music for upof $20.00* off your next Service Call or System Maintenance! coming performances. All levels welcome. (Donations forwarded to the local community food bank.) Info: Jo Ann at 503-859-3426.
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Quilts, Quilts, Quilts! Crib, Twin, Double, Queen and King Sizes available. Hand made by a local crafter with years of experience. Price range from $25-$250. Many with hand embroidery. Make great gifts for all occasions. 503897-8888 Epson 800 or 1800 Printer Ink Cartridges for sale. 10 cartridges, all colors, brand new, never opened. $50 or best offer. 503-897-2236. 1982 Red C-30 Chevrolet Dually Dump Steel bed 87” wide by 142” long, with 42” racks. Runs OK, rebuilt dump cylinder. Needs brake job. $2800 OBO. David 503-854-3320 ext 383 voice mail or email@example.com Breitenbush Hot Springs, Detroit Ore The Canyon Weekly is proud to announce our expanded services. Get your business seen in print and online - featuring Google Ad Words and search engine optimizations. Call for your free consultation today! 503-569-1229 Let your Home Shine with Ellie’s Affordable Housecleaning. Fast, Friendly, and Reliable - thorough cleaning for your home, cabin or business. Plenty of local refs. 503-689-4713.
Bill Sanderson’s River Report March 7, 2012 503-897-3301
North Santiam River volume forecast is for a Packsaddle flow of about 1,100 cubic feet per second flow for the next ten days or more. Mehama flow is expected to be around 2,300 cfs and around 4 ft deep. Fish counts going over Willamette Falls have been slow because of the cold water, but we have 3,785 Winter Steelhead, 6 Summer Steelhead, and 1 Chinook counted so far. Summer Steelhead are not counted in January or February, but they do come over in modest numbers. As the water warms, the big fish numbers will again appear. Newly arriving steelhead and salmon are first available in the North Santiam in the area of Green’s Bridge and Jefferson. The junction of the North and South Santiam rivers is a place where fish hang out for long periods of time while they decide which river to ascend. Some of the new fish have already gone to Stayton Island and Mehama and Minto Park, but most of them are down by Jefferson and Green’s Bridge. Many boaters participated in the Learn the River Trip from Green’s Bridge to Santiam Rest Stop at the I-5 Bridge. Prior to the trip, the run was scouted so the leaders had recent experience with the divided channels. Years ago, all the channels in the run were clear and novice boaters could just drift right through safely. Big storms and floods washed trees down and created obstacles that can sink boats. There are three of these situations now between one and three miles down from Green’s Bridge. The safe channels are easy to negotiate, but boaters need to identify the safe route. Taking the wrong channel can cause rescue work. There is so much good fishing water in that area that it would be easy to spend 8 hours on the 5 mile drift from Green’s Bridge to Jefferson. Steelheaders Salem Chapter meets on Wednesday March 7 at 6:30 p.m. at Wholesale Sports in Salem. Upcoming events will be planned for and discussed. Guests are welcome.
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Lyons playgroup continues on 3rd Tuesday
The Lyons Playgroup is from 1-2:30pm at the Lyons Fire Department on the 3rd Tuesday of every month. Playgroups are tons of fun for children and the whole family! Anyone who has a child 0-5 is invited, and it’s FREE! For more information, call Hanna at Family Building Blocks at 503-507-5582
Mary Helen Wright January 25 1935-March 4 2012 Mary Helen (Gordon) Wright was born at home in Portland, Oregon, on January 25, 1935 to James Bruce Gordon and Edna Anita (Richards) Gordon. She died of pancreatic cancer at her home surrounded by her 4 children on March 4, 2012. Mary is survived by her sisters Alice Reese, Janice Swanson, and brother James Bruce Gordon. Mary was preceded in death by her parents, older sister Edna Walker and younger brother Bob Gordon. Mary graduated from Detroit High School and then earned her teaching certificate, Bachelor’s degree and Special Education endorsement from Oregon College of Education. She spent her entire teaching career in the Mill City School District, retiring after 37 years. Mary cherished her friends and was blessed with many life-long friendships from high school, college and her teaching years. Mary and James Wright were married July 10, 1955. They have 4 children: Kathy and Ken Kindred, Jim Wright, David Wright and Laurinda, Susan and Jimmy Hagberg. They have 8 grandchildren: Korey Kindred, Kristy and Lanny Martin, Miles and Jasmine Wright, Ryan Wright and Curea, Brandon Wright and Becca, Jennica Hagberg and Neil, Jesse Hagberg, and 5 precious great-grandchildren, Katelynn Kindred, Kaleb Martin, Cailyn and Conner Wright, and
Notice of budget committee meeting & hearing on state revenue sharing City of Mill City
Matthew Wright. Mary and James enjoyed party bridge for many years, and taught the game to Kathy and Ken so they would always have a full A public meeting of the Budget Committable. After retiring, Mary enjoyed playing tee of the City of Mill City to discuss the duplicate bridge. She developed many spebudget for the fiscal year July 1, 2012 to cial friendships during the years and after June 30, 2013, will be held at Mill City her cancer diagnosis, set a goal of obtaining Presbyterian Church, 236 SW Broadway her Life Masters. She went to many tourSt., Mill City. The meeting will take place naments with friends and on the 21st day of March, 2012 at 7pm. with Kathy as her partner. The purpose of the meeting is to receive Mary is remembered for the budget message. A second meeting her Love of life, family, of the Budget Committee will be held on friends and laughter. She Wednesday, March 28, 2012 at 7pm to was totally at peace with conduct a public hearing concerning proher life and wanted to live posed uses of state revenue sharing funds. each good day but was This notice is in accordance with ORS ready to say Good Bye 221.770. Citizens may submit public teswhen her days weren’t timony regarding the use of these funds in good anymore. Mary told writing or by appearing in person at the her family that she lived hearing. A copy of the budget document a blessed life which was may be inspected or obtained on or after only enhanced after her Thursday, March 21, 2012 at City Hall diagnosis of cancer. between the hours of 9am-4pm, Monday Found in Mary’s notethrough Friday. book of handwritten poCity Hall is accessible to persons with ems was the following: If when I’m gone disabilities. Please call Stacie Cook or others say, “She loved life, I remember her Trisha Ruby at 897-2302 before noon on laughter, she cared for me” and at the end, the day prior to the Budget Committee “she understood, she was my friend.” Then meeting if you need an interpreter for the my loved ones, go your way knowing I rest hearing impaired or any other special accontent thereafter. commodation. Info: Stacie Cook, CMC, Mary’s last wish was that her body could City Recorder 897-2302 or Trisha Ruby, be used for medical research, she was acFinance Clerk 897-2302 (City Hall). cepted by the MedCure Research program. A Celebration of Life will be held at the Santiam High School Commons on Sunday, March 11 at 2pm. There will be a potluck for all friends and Mon-Thurs 5:30a-4p Tue-16oz Flvrd Latte$2 Fri 5:30a-5p family to enjoy. Thur-Double Punch Sat-Sun 6:30a-5p
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Funding available for youth causes Deadline March 31, sponsors sought for next year’s golf fundraiser
Organizers of the annual Youth Benefit Golf Tournament are seeking youth-oriented groups who need funds to support their activities. An estimated $9,000 is available for scholarships and youth programs like sports, clubs, educational groups and troop organizations, which was raised at the 2011 summer golf tournament. Typically, scholarships are awarded in $500 increments. Eligible programs must serve the North Santiam Canyon communities of Lyons, Mehama, Elkhorn, Mill City, Gates, Detroit, Idanha, Stayton and Sublimity. Requesting organizations should send 4
copies your request (with a detailed description of how those funds would be used) to YBGT ℅ Mike Long PO Box 107, Mill City OR 97360. Requests must be received by March 31, 2012. Over 11 years, the golf tournament has raised over $90,000 for local youth causes. They are currently seeking sponsors and players for the 2012 summer fundraiser on August 25, 2012 at Elkhorn Golf Course. Last year’s largest sponsors included Santiam Memorial Hospital and Dr. Pierce - Hematology Oncology of Salem. Created and spearheaded by Mill City resi-
dent Mike Long, the event is organized in partnership with the Canyon Senior Center and the North Santiam Chamber of Commerce. Info: Mike Long 503-897-4902 or email@example.com or www.YBGolf.com. Other local businesses and individuals that supported our youth causes include: Mill City Pharmacy, Ark Animal Care, Kelly Lumber Sales, Mrs. Josephine Reid, Mill City Dental Center, Frances & Emmet Thomas, Mill City/Gates American Legion, North Santiam Funeral Service, NW Preferred Federal Credit Union, Brad & Karen Yates, Dave Valencia - State Farm Insurance, Focus Heating & Construction, Inc., Giovanni’s Mountain Pizza, Rosie’s Mountain Coffee House, Circle K, Mill City Volunteer Fire Fighters, Mike & Jan Long and others.
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