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T H E C AN Y O N W E E K LY April 20, 2011

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Volume 2, Issue 16

News and life ~for our side of the mountain! Serving the communities of Lyons, Mehama, Elkhorn, Mill City, Gates, Niagra, Detroit, Idanha, Breitenbush & Marion Forks

Santiam High School Students Awarded Full University Scholarships

Visitors Flock to Detroit Lake

Two well deserving young ladies were awarded the prestigious Quinn Scholarship last week. “We called them into the office to let them know the morning after they were chosen,” said Amy Jensen, high school guidance counselor. “Nobody wants to wait around to find out this sort of information. This is too important, too exciting.” The Quinn scholarship, around since 1997, has given 23 Santiam High School graduates the opportunity to attend the University of Oregon, Eugene full time for four years at no cost to the students. A committee of seven faculty and community members interviewed a

Businesses welcome the coming summer season

Tuesday was a beautiful day for Detroit residents at Kanes Marina (left to right): Don Warden, Dane Loveberg, Jeremiah Hartwell and Wayne Briley.

An introduction to the 2011 Quinn Scholarship Recipients

Detroit area businesses were filled over the weekend as summer-like sun drew boaters and travelers to the lake. “Business is great for having snow on Thursday, then rain. People are in really good spirits,” said Shauna Edwards of River‟s Run Café. “People are ready to get out.” Both Kanes Marina and Detroit Lake Marina put their docks were out—and were a welcome sight for local fisherman. “Any day fishing is better than a good day at work,” said Mike from Salem, who caught a couple of 6” trout on the maiden voyage of his new boat. His brother Will from Washington, agreed. “The fish finder said there‟s plenty of big trout!”


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total of five senior applicants in spring. The students were chosen not only for their academic achievements, but also their community involvement, volunteer efforts and extracurricular school activities. “This is an amazing opportunity, one most of us never had,” said Jensen. “It‟s a true gift.” The Quinn Scholarship was named after William L. Quinn who managed a lumber mill office in Mill City in the 1930‟s. The fund was financed by his stepson Stanford Smith, who in gratitude for his own gift of a U of O education from Quinn, decided to honor his stepfather with this recognition.

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Brooke plans to major in business and maybe sees dental school on the horizon. “I‟m ecstatic. I‟m really looking forward to school at the U of O,” said Thompson, who can list a page worth of clubs, activities, and sports she is involved with. In her spare time she works at Poppa Al‟s in Mill City. Both girls also toured Europe together last year with the International Club.

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Relay for Life Sporting Clay Fun Shoot By Heidi Fobert

Local participants of Relay for Life, Team Freres (representing Freres Lumber Company) held their second annual Sporting Clay Fun Shoot and Tournament April 16 at Cedar Mills Road to raise money for the American Cancer Society. “We think Relay for Life is a great program,” said Ted Freres, the company president. “We‟re just happy to put on a fun shoot...and we‟re glad to have a lot of local support.” Many local and non-local participants enjoyed the sporting clay course, Crazy Quail and BBQ despite the wet weather. Entry was $10 for 25 shots. 100% of the proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society. Special thanks to the many volunteers and sponsors—including Gene‟s Meat Market, Freres Lumber Company, Relay for Life, North Santiam Paving Co., NW Target Inc., Kettle Chips, Best Pots, Franz and Pepsi.

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Santiam Varsity Wins 4-1

Track & Field Meet of Champions New School Record Set Five Santiam High School students met the qualifying standards to compete in the annual event held last weekend at Willamette University. JJ Halemeier, Brook Thompson, Brittney Thompson and Brianne Frieden competed in the 4 person 100 meter (4x100) relay. Jacob Strickland threw discus. JJ Halemeier also competed in the pole vault with a personal best and new school record of nine feet. She exceeded the old record by an entire foot.

The local Wolverine Varsity baseball team played Western Menonite April 18, with a winning score of 4-1. Pictured above: First baseman Sean McConnel makes an all-star grab to get the runner out at first. The next Varsity baseball game will be at SHS April 22, 4:30pm against Scio Loggers.

Mock Chalk Walk Contest at the CAF Canyon Art’s Festival’s answer to: “What if it rains?”

A local twist to the traditional sidewalk art contest will be introduced at this year‟s Canyon Art Festival at Santiam High on April 30. Teams of up to 4 people will be given a pre-painted 4X4 foot chalk board on the floor and a box of chalk pastels (you can bring more chalks, no other mediums, please. Use of stencils & measuring tools OK.) Each team will have 4 hours to complete their drawings. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top three entries: 1st $75, 2nd $50, 3rd $25. There is a $20 entrance fee per team. You must pre-register. 503-897-2949 or

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Free Health Screening Available April 30th in Mill City

The Mill City Lions Club is working with the Oregon Lions Sight and Hearing Foundation to provide programs that positively impact quality of life in the community through FREE health screenings. April 30, 10am to 5pm the Mobil Health Screening Unit will offer visual acuity, hearing, blood pressure, diabetes and glaucoma screenings at the Canyon Arts Festival in Mill City. (Diabetes testing requires a three-hour fast prior to test.) The van will be located on Evergreen Street in front of the high school baseball field. The MHSU program is a joint project of the 188 Lions, Lioness and Auxiliary Clubs in Oregon and the Oregon Lions Sight and Hearing Foundation, a nonprofit organization formed by the Lions and dedicated to serve Lions Clubs by supporting their efforts in humanitarian assistance. Last year the MHSU trucks travelled 24,915 miles in the state of Oregon providing free health screenings to 27,540 residents. Among those screened, 10,030 potential health problems were identified.

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In the mid 90‟s, dog exhibitionist JD met a disc dog entertainer who introduced him to the sport of canine flying disc. It wasn‟t long before he was hooked on both the competition of canine disc and its amazing way of providing crowd pleasing entertainment. They‟ll be here at the Canyon Arts Festival, date and time still to be determined. K9 Kings Entertainment has pleased millions of people around the United States and has shared with people his special and diverse team of dogs. Also joining his team this year is Josh Motzkus and his team of three flying dogs. The K9 Kings Flying Dog Show features the LARGEST meet greet and pet area, the FASTEST frisbee dog in

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Mill City Christian Church gets new name, location

Formerly Mill City First Christian Church, the 80 year old landmark voted to drop the „First‟ to better identify with it‟s history and vision. They‟ve also been working on raising funds to build a new church at their new location on Kingwood Ave, Mill City. “We‟re a non-denominational Christian church,” said Pastor Brian Byers. “In the bible, churches were named for their location. It makes sense that we‟re Mill City Christian Church. Using the word „first‟ in our name indicates a denominational tie—something we haven‟t had for 40 years.” The church is in the process of raising funds to build at their new location. The next fundraiser will be an auction at the Gates Fire Hall on June 4, which will be catered by Isreal Martinez (of Sierra Mexican Restaurant in Gates) and the culinary students at his school. It will be the first outside group to use the Gates Fire Hall. Mill City Christian Church has already raised $150,000 for the project and interested persons can see a scale model at the church. Visit for more info.

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Mom & Me Tea Party coming this Mother’s Day

Sisters Jessi Tabler (left) and Amy Shield (right) show off the raffle prizes—including a full length mirror perfect for a tea queen.

Sponsored by Mary Puffpaff and the Santiam Valley Grange, this first annual event was created to honor a tradition started eight years ago. “My mom started having tea parties with my daughter when she was little,” said Lyons resident Jessi Tabler. “We like tea parties—it‟s fun to dress up and wear fancy hats. And it‟s a good thing for the community kids to do.” Mom & Me Tea Party will be held on May 7, 2pm. Cost is $7.50 for two, $2.50 each addtl party member. Gentlemen welcome, too! Prizes for the best: young ladies hat, matching hats, best overall hat. Plus raffle, crafts & door prizes. Info/tickets: 859-2161.

Santiam Valley Grange holds flea market

Formerly Smith & Jungwirth Real Estate in Mehama, the new sign is part of the ongoing renovations and imThe Santiam Valley Grange in Lyons provements being made by owner held their spring flea market April 16. Jesse O‟Dell. Locals filled the hall to shop for new The imLyons resident Herm Clark laughs with provements Nannette Smith of the Mill City based Nan’s will compleChainsaw Carvings at the flea market. ment the reopening of J & H Variety—a local source for collectibles like decorative knives, Harley Davidson models and a plethora of other “varieties” located adjacent to the real estate office.

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Select Market Easter Coloring Contest Stop by Mill City Select Market (by the post office) for a coloring page. Winners selected by random drawing on April 23. Canyon Gleaners Easter Bake Sale April 21-22, 10am-3pm at Mill City US Bank on Hwy 22. Mill City Presbyterian Church Good Friday Service April 22, 7pm 236 SW Broadway 503-897-2291 Santiam Medical Easter Tulip Sale April 22-23, 9am-3pm Help Raise funds for medically oriented scholarships. $5 for 10 tulips; box of 20 bunches for $100. Pre-orders: 503-8974808. Camp Taloali Lions Club Free Easter Egg Hunt and Chili Hot Dog Lunch April 23, 11:30am-3pm 15934 N Santiam Hwy. Easter egg hunt, indoor/outdoor activities, climbing tower and disc golf. Free, donations accepted, proceeds fund children‟s summer camp program. 971-239-8153 or First Annual Lyons/Mehama Community Easter Breakfast April 24, 9:30 am. Free. Eggs, sausage, pan-

cakes. Under the big tent on Cedar St. Service at 10:30am. Sponsored by Canyon Baptist Church, Santiam Chapel and Mehama Community Church. Info: 503-889-2849 Community Sunrise Service April 24, 7am at Fairview Cemetery on Kingwood Ave, Gates Mill City Baptist Church Easter Service & Breakfast April 24, Breakfast 8:30am. 11am Easter Service. 140 N First 503-897-2200 Mill City Christian Church Easter Service April 24, 10am. 251 SW 3rd 503-897-2716. Gates Fire Dept Annual Community Easter Egg Hunt with the Easter Bunny! Sunday, April 24,1pm at Gates Elementary School. Six age groups from 0 -12 years. Donations accepted. Santiam Grange Annual Easter Egg Hunt April 24, 1pm at the Grange Hall in Lyons. Free, all ages. Bring your own basket. Games & prizes for kids and adults, too!

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The USFS and organizers hope to attract up to 75 volunteers to assist with various tasks including the removal of noxious weeds, fertilization, pruning, and litter collection. This project is part of a long-term effort to create and enhance forage conditions for big game species, such as elk, deer and bear that inhabit the Breitenbush River corridor and surrounding areas. Volunteers should meet at 8:00am at the Fox Creek group site located 11 miles north of Detroit, Oregon on Forest Service Road 46. Please bring leather or rubber work boots, rain gear, gloves, and tools (such as loppers) that can be used to trim brush. Volunteers will receive a free dinner on the evening of April 30th, thanks to the Capitol Chapter of the Oregon Hunters Association. Contact Rick Breckel (503) 949-7309 by April 29 to pre-register for the dinner. Free camping for volunteers at Fox Creek group site. Past partners include the Korner Post Restaurant and other local Detroit businesses.

Mill City Middle School Feb/March Students of the Month Top row (left to right): Caitlan Fuller, Shantal Velazquez, Kelsey Clark, Krissy Weitman, Jesus Vazquez. Middle row (left to right): Becca Bright, Christian Syverson, Andres Velazquez, Taylor Hicks, Katelyn Larsen. Right: Makayla Larsen.

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River Report April 20, 2011 503-897-3301 The North Santiam was so high and muddy last week that few people were fishing or even running the river. Numerous trips were cancelled or delayed because of the poor river and weather conditions. We still have 101 inches of snow at Little Meadows (4000 feet elevation just South of Detroit Lake). Detroit Lake will receive a lot of snowmelt, and the river coming out of Detroit will be high while all this recent snow melts away. The Army Engineers guess it will be at least a week before river levels get back to anything near normal. Detroit Lake was only six feet lower than summer high level last week. Lake elevation is 1,557 feet, and is scheduled to rise up to 1,563.5 feet by May first. So far, 61 Chinook have swum upstream from Willamette Falls at Oregon City along with 1,301 summer steelhead and 6,214 winter steelhead. Those are good numbers, and we will apparently have good fishing for the Spring, Summer, and Fall. North Santiam River Guides Association organized a clean up work party at Camp Taloali last Saturday. High water debris and invasive species vegetation were pulled. Thanks to Bob Lusk, Paul Carr, Gary Ryan, Dave Mischell, Tyson Ferrell, and Glen Tadina. The next river cleanup is at Minto Park with fishing demos and barbecue lunch.

Grand Opening at K&R Plants Postponed A steady downpour April 16 washed away the hopes for a great grand opening at K & R Plants on Hwy 22 in Gates. “It got pretty soggy here,” said proprietor Kathy Hicks. “I hear it‟s going to be sunny this coming up weekend, so we‟ll try again.” Kathy will be offering refreshments and a free plant with each purchase. Stop by Diane Hyde of Lyons admires for locally grown plants for your garden! the evergreens.

Canyon Crossword By Karen Widmer

Win a free subscription to The Canyon Weekly! Solve the crossword correctly - enter a drawing to receive a 1 year free subscription! Mail to: PO Box 721 Lyons OR 97358 or drop at Mehama True Value or Kelly Lumber, Mill City. Across 1. A shotgun does this. 3. This lady knows her crosswords. 7. It's finally dry enough! Come see a game! 8. They're ferocious, and they're a non-profit that does free health screenings. 12. You could buy this Easter meal from Rosie's or perhaps Sugar and Spice. 14. Soon to be littering parks and lawns everywhere. 17. The University where the Meet of the Champions took place. 18. Around the track, around the bases, and in my stocking. 20. Our new ride share column can help you save a little. 21. This is picking up now that the lake is full and the sun is out.

Winner! Down 2. Poppa Al's is famous for these. 4. They like hiding in the lake. 5. K9 6. Foxtrot, swing and more at Santiam Valley Dance. 9. 101 inches of this at Little Meadows. 10. Use this to draw on your fake side walk at the Canyon Arts Festival 11. OK, it's happening April 30th, and we call it the Canyon Arts...(This is the easy one.) 13. A "crazy" game to play when you skeet shoot 15. JJ set two this week, personal & school. 16. Happens every morning, but this weekend's is exceptionally special. 19. William's my name, sending kids to college is my game. 21. This is the guy who will be littering your yards and parks this Sunday. Conveniently located across the parking lot from Santiam Memorial Hospital and proudly serving the Santiam Canyon.

Dorothy Keasey of Mill City is our first crossword winner! Dorothy received the most correct answers from our first and second puzzles. We admit, crossword designer Karen Widmer is one toughquestion cookie—so we had to give Mrs. Keasey props for getting 18 of 20 answers correct. For her efforts, a brand new subscription to The Canyon Weekly is on the way, starting May 4. Send us your puzzle for a chance at the prize!

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Community Supported Agriculture Program from Fresh to You Produce starts June 3. Twenty week summer “produce club” that supplies Stayton grown seasonal produce delivered to Mehama or Salem. Cost: $500 ($25 per week), payment options avail. 503769-9682or Movie Night for Kids “Getaway for Parents” at Canyon Baptist Church in Lyons. Ages 3-12. Every other Friday night 6-9pm. 503-859-2627, April 29—Milo & Otis Bunco Fundraiser for Rare Disease April 30, 1pm Bunco party in honor of Johan Wood Weishaar. Find a cure for the rare childhood genetic disease Sanfilippo. Bunco, refreshments and silent auction. $25 per person. RSVP to or 503767-8869. Visit www. Mill City Community Garden Work Party April 30, 9am. We‟re spreading a dump truck full of compost! Canyon Arts Festival at Santiam High School April 29-30. Two day arts and entertainment event for the entire family. Musicians, artists, dancers, performers of all types! Want to participate? Want to Volunteer? Call: 503.897.2949 www.canyonarts Habitat for Humanity Mill City Build House Blessing April 30, 9am. Habitat for Humanity of the Mid-Willamette Valley will have a House Blessing Ceremony at 1040 SW 4th Street in Mill City. Enjoy refreshments, meet the family and provide your well wishes for their new home. Info: Doug 541401-3003. Rebekah’s 51st Annual Plant Sale May 6-7 at Liberty Fellowship Church (on Hwy 22 next to Circle K) from 9am to 5pm. Proceeds benefit the community in the form of school supplies, scholarships, and donations to Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, 4-H groups, Mill City Skate Park, The Lions Club, United Pilgrimage Youth Program and more. Save your gas and support your local community! Beautiful hanging baskets and Martha Washington plants - and a raffle for handmade jewelry and a beautiful patio planter. Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5. New members are always welcome. Info: Secretary Roxane Emerson 503-897-3254. Mari-Linn Outdoor School Rummage Sale Fundraiser May 7, 9am-3pm. Help cover the cost of 24 students who will spend five days in Central Oregon at the OMSI Hancock Field Station. Students will learn geology, paleontology and ecosystems at a world renowned fossil and geologic site May 16-

20. Donations are needed of good quality, resalable items including clothing. Drop donations at MariLinn Elementary or contact Andy Rasmussen at 503-859-2154. Group Dog Obedience and Social Skills Class Cost is $75 for 6 weeks. Classes start May 4, 6pm (Wednesdays), location TBA. Appropriate dogs include family and community friendly non-aggressive canines who are receiving recommended vaccines and veterinary care. Limited enrollment, preregistration required. Linda Grace at 503.859.3647 Social Graces Dog Training. Detroit Feral Cat Trapping & Spay/Neuter on May 5-6, surgery on May 7 Detroit City Wide Clean-Up May 7, 8:30am-4pm corner of Forest Ave & Detroit Ave S. $15-20 per pick-up load of metal, yard debris & trash/garbage. Other rates for other materials. Contact Detroit City Hall for info. Mom & Me Tea Party May 7, 2pm at Santiam Valley Grange, Lyons. $7.50 for two, $2.50 each addtl party member. Gentlemen welcome! Prizes for the best: young ladies hat, matching hats, best overall hat. Plus raffle, crafts & door prizes. Info and tickets: 503-859-2161 Mill City Eagles Lodge Mother’s Day Breakfast with Terry & Tom. May 7, 8-11am. 640 SW Broadway, MC 897-3100 New members always welcome. North Santiam School District

Community Engagement Meeting May 11, 5:30-8pm at Stayton High School Cafeteria. Summary of four Community Engagement Meetings held in March. Info: 503-769-6924. Lyons Garden Club Meeting May 11, 9:30am. No host lunch and road trip to Egan Gardens in Salem and Schreiner's Iris Gardens in Keizer; celebrate their 61st anniversary with lunch at the Glockenspiel Restaurant in Mt. Angel. Info: Diane 503-394-2197 or Jean 503-8592563. New members & visitors are always welcome. Meetings: 2nd Wednesday of each month (no meetings in July/ August) Dues:$5.00 per year. Detroit Lake Fishing Derby May 13-15, $15 entry. Prizes and fun! Santiam Canyon Awards Night May 14, 6:30 p.m. at SHS auditorium. $8/ person; children 12 and under free. Details to come, please save the date and plan to join us for "Celebration" night to honor noteworthy locals!

5pm-8pm Dorenbecher’s Carnival at Santiam HS gym 6-7:30pm Mill City Eagles Lodge Fish Dinner or Burgers & fries. 640 SW Broadway, MC 897-3100 New members always welcome.

Saturday, April 23

SLAMMS Habitat for Humanity Mini-Blitz Build all day. looking for volunteers. No experience necessary just come join the fun! Doug 541-4013003. 4th & Kingwood, Mill City 9am Monument Peak 15K Trail Run Starts at Santiam Horse Camp off Christmas Tree Rd, Gates. $20 entry. Dogs welcome, no strollers please. Prizes awarded. Register at 11am-2pm Joseph's Storehouse of Hope Food Distribution Day at MariLinn School, Lyons. Now serving over 150 households! Volunteers welcome! 6pm Madison Mitchell Fundraising Auction and Burger Dinner at Mill City Eagles Lodge. Featuring: Bob‟s One Dollar Burgers & Half Dollar Fries. Auction Donations needed. JusWednesday, April 20 tin Merrill (503) 507-5758 6:30pm DLABRA meeting at the US 8am-11pm Santiam HS Junior/ Senior Prom at Silver Falls Vineyard Forestry building in Detroit.

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Weekly Events Mondays 4pm-8pm Youth Center for 7th-12 grades. Air Hockey, Ping Pong, ect. FREE. Mill City Baptist Church. 6-7:30pm Eagles Lodge Taco Night New members welcome. 897-3100 7pm Community Chorus, First Christian Church, 254 SW 3rd St. Mill City. Nondenominational. All levels welcome. 859-3426


Local Events

10am-2pm Quilting Club Canyon Baptist Church 446 Cedar St, Lyons 503-910-4918 12pm Senior Meals Fellowship Hall, Mill City Presbyterian Church. Meals on Wheels avail. Ruth:503 897-2204 1pm Eagles Lodge Bingo Open to everyone. New members welcome. Mill City 897-3100

Thursday, April 21

10am-3pm Judy’s Art Class Mill City Eagles Lodge $10. 503-859-2213 7pm. AA Meeting Santiam Chapel, Lyons. 7:30-8:30pm Idanha AA at City Hall

9am-2pm Canyon Senior Center Veterans Outreach Center 844 South First St, Mill City 897-4176 4:30pm Santiam JV baseball home game vs. Kennedy 5:30pm North Santiam Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours Thursday, April 21, 5:30 p.m. at Trexler Farm Cafe, Mehama. $5 members, $7 non-members. 503-897-5000. 6:30pm Dog Obedience and Social Skills Group Class at Mari-Linn School Gym. Cost $75/6 weeks. Classes held weekly on Thursday. Limited enrollment, pre-register to 503.859.3647 Social Graces Dog Training. 7pm Gates City Council Meeting 7pm North Santiam School Dist Board Meeting (Mari-Linn) at District Office 1155 N 3rd Ave, Stayton 503-769-6924

Sunday, April 24 Happy Easter—see our Easter Calendar, center page Tuesday, April 26

9am Mill City Municipal Court 4pm MCMS Track meet hosting Blanchet, St Mary‟s & Jefferson 4pm MCMS baseball home game vs. Blanchet 6pm Lyons City Council Meeting 6pm Mill City City Council Meeting 6:30pm Detroit Planning Commis.

Wednesday, April 27

Clackamas Water Park Reward Trip for Mari-Linn middle school students with no discipline referrals. 5:30-8pm North Santiam School District Community Engagement Meeting at Stayton High School Cafeteria. Friday, April 22 Summary of four Community Engage8am Mari-Linn Coffee with the Princi- ment Meetings held in March. Next meeting May 11, 5:30-8pm. Info: 503pal 503-859-2154 12:15pm Free Swim Friday at Stayton 769-6924. 6:30pm Mill City Lyons Club at Pool. Pick up at Santiam High School. 4:30pm Santiam HS Varsity baseball Mountain Edge Café home game vs. Scio


Thursdays 12pm Senior Meals. Fellowship Hall, MC Presbyterian Church, 897-2204 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. 7pm Teen Movie Night Ages 10-18 First Christian Church, Mill City. Free 503-6028742

Fridays Free Knife Sharpening Fridays Ease your at-home cooking style with better tools. Stop by Gene‟s Meat Market on Fridays from 3pm -6pm; it‟s free for everyone from hunters to housewives. Located at the flashing yellow light on Hwy 22 in Mehama. 503-859-2252. 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 Mtg at City Hall

Subscriptions ! First issue mailing starts on May 4, 2011. To request your subscription, please send the following: Name & address of recipient, contact phone, and check or money order ($38/year) to PO Box 721 Lyons OR 97358. Or drop us a note at Mehama True Value or Mill City Kelly Lumber Sales. Questions? or 503-990-3037 or 503-510-4396.

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What are you going to do when the sun comes out? 8 9 7 -2 7 4 1

“Hopefully get out and ride my horses.” Local residents Margie Cooper and Steve Concaid were served a full plate April 15 at Mountain Edge Café in Mill City. The restaurant famously known for their breakfast and lunch started Prime Rib Night in response to local requests. The weekend dinners are becoming a monthly habit; check back with The Canyon Weekly or call Mountain Edge Café at 503-897-2741 for upcoming dates.

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April 20, 2011 Volume 2, Issue 16

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