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June 12, 2013

Volume 4, Issue 24

Local couple beats astronomical odds on the golf course Their “two-time double hole-in-one” feat awaits Gueniss Book of World Records approval

According to the National Hole in One Registry the chances for an average player of golf to make an ace (or hole in one) is 12,000 to one. The chance that two players from the same foursome acing the same hole is 17 million to. So, the chances that those same two players, who just happened to be married, would each ace another hole during the same game again, but three years later...well, that is immeasurable. “What are the odds of THAT?” exclaimed a representative of the Guinness Book of World Records when the application was filed this week by the Canyon Weekly. Jan and Mike Long of Mill City golf every day they can, often up to 36 holes, weather permitting. When they aren’t golfing, they are planning the Youth Benefit Golf Tournament, a fund-raising event that has given thousands of dollars to youth organizations and events in the Santiam Canyon. Jan and Mike Long, at their Home away In September of 2010 while playing on their from home, Elkhorn Golf Course on the favorite course, they each made a hole in Little North Fork of the Santiam.

one on No. 12 hole. That in itself is a once in a lifetime achievement. Then, just last Wednesday on June 5th, Jan and Mike were playing the back 9 holes first. Mike scored an ace on the 90 yard, hole No. 12 again. Then they moved on to the front 9, where Jan ace’d it on the 99 yard, hole #3. “I knew it went in, but I didn’t believe it until I peeked in the hole,” said Jan. “It was a beautiful shot and Mike called it while it was still in the air, he said, ‘it’s going in,’” said witness and golf partner Janet Broderis. Jerry Carr was also a witness, and amazed as well. “To make and ace on the same day with the love of your life, that’s phenomenal, twice in your life? Well, that’s unbelievable,” said Mike Long. When asked if they had any other strokes of good luck in their life, Mike was quick to respond. “We got each other, and that’s pretty lucky.”

The Slyes are back at Poppa Al’s

Plans are to continue with same great burgers and cupcakes too! You’ll see some familiar freindly faces behind the counter at Poppa Al’s in Mill City this week. Gene and Diana Slye, who ran the business with daughter Traci for 11 years, are back at the grill again after a 22 month hiatus.. “When we left the business the thing we missed the most was the people. It is so nice to have our freinds stop in and say hi, and get re-aquainted with everyone. It feels good to be back,” said Diane, whose plans to retire, and cruise to Alaska, are put on hold for now. They’ll be open 7 days a week, 11 am - 9 pm, with basically the same menu and some new goodies as well. They hired a baker, so in addition to their scumptious homemade buns, “cookies,bars and cupcakes are coming soon!” said Diana, with her famous smile.

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Summer Reading program for kids and adults at Santiam Elementary Don’t forget to stop by the Santiam Elementary Library to take advantage of the Summer Reading Program. Open Tuesday & Thursdays in June from 10 to 2 for book checkout - children and adults! And, every child that comes to the library during that time gets to choose a brand new FREE book from the “First Books”

program grant, sponsored by SCYFA & Marion County Children’s and Families Department. Come every Tuesday and Thursday, and get a FREE book every time you come! It’s a great way to expand your child’s home reading library. See you there!

Santiam Canyon Scholarship Banquet resumes this Fall

After a one year pause, the Santiam Canyon Annual Scholarship Banquet is on again this year. This will mark the 12th event of this type to help graduating seniors from Santiam High School meet their goals of a college education. The banquet consists of an amazing meal and an evening filled with games, auctions a raffle and guaranteed laughter. In the years past the attendants were flabbergasted at the amazing items up for auction, and this year is sure to be up to par. The date to mark is Saturday October 12 and the place to be is the Salem

Elks Lodge #336, 2336 Turner Road in Salem. Dinner starts at 5:30, but the doors open at 4 so you have plenty of time to plan your auction action. Tickets are on sale now, and if purchased by June 30th are only $30. After that tickets will be $35 The banquet organizers are currently seeking donations of items of all types both for the auction and the raffles. Year past donations included a weekend at a vacation home, Art work, Dinner for Two, oil changes and more. Event sponsors are more than welcome as ell, with sponsorship levels

starting at $250. They will be collecting auction items at the Santiam Canyon School District Office on June 27, July 25, and Aug 29 from 11am-1pm, so please stop to donate. For more info or to purchase your tickets see: Nichole Cooper at the District Office, 503-8972321; Maryann Meredith, 503-897-4808; Stacie Cook at City Hall, 503897-2302; Dan Lemke, 503-897-3014; Sata Frolov, 503-806-5058; Michele Sims at US BANK or Gale Holfert 503-8972004.

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A fond Farewell to two Favorite Teachers Carol Cree (not pictured) began student Kindergarten teacher Judy Hugenberger teaching in what was known as “Mr. has been inspiring the first buds of eduRicketts” room at Santiam High in Janu- cation in the Santiam Canyon School ary 1969. “ I taught two years and then District since 1985. Her larger than life subbed for 5 when my children were very personality endeared many a student to young. Layer I subbed again for 3 years fondly recall her as their favorite. and then went back on staff. Over the last Mrs. Hugenberger writes that some of 23 years I have taught Forestry, Global her most satisfying times in her career Studies, English, and suwas each Spring, when pervised Work Study and she would graph the chilSenior seminar,” said Mrs. dren’s academic progress, Cree. And if that wasn’t “it always feels like magic enough, for twelve years to me.” she took students on trips Her most memorable moto Washington DC, Yelment was when she was lowstone, Yosemite and asked by the class of 2003 the Redwoods. We caught up with Judy Hu- to speak at their graduaShe led many students genberger and one of her for- tion. through many milestones, mer Kindergarten students, “It was even more and her journey led her Kaytlyn Stinson (both picuted heart-warming than getright back to where she above) at a recent field trip to ting teacher of the year,” started. When she locked the Gilbert House Museum. she said. the door for the last time Stinson, a Santiam gradu“I cannot begin to dethis year, it was the door ate and 2009 recipient of the scribe the joy of my time to that same room Dick Quinn Scholarship to U of O, in the Canyon. I have Ricketts had, #7. was there to fulfill her student often said teaching isn’t “So I taught my first and teaching practicum. She plans the most lucrative way to last lesion in the same to teach kindergarten as well. make a living but it is a room, 44 years apart,” wonderful way to make a she reminisces. life...”

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Actor Steve Wilnet performs his one-man Show According to John Professional dramatist Steve Wilent will be performing his one-man show titled “According to John” at the First Christian Church in Mill City on Sunday, June 16 at 10 am . Steve has over 30 years of experience in the dramatic arts. He has performed in film, television, radio and live theatre. As an

actor and writer his passion is to bring spiritual truth to the stage in a relevant, creative and compelling manner. According to John is a one-man dramatic presentation taken directly from

the pages of John’s Gospel. All four Gospels had clear purposes for their accounts of Christ’s life. John’s ws to show through Jesus miracles that he was indeed the Son of God. Through this fifty minute presentation you will experience emotion, controversy, and hope that Jesus brought to the people who encountered him. The production is suitable for all ages and the public is invited to attend.

Detroit Lake fish tracking program pays anglers $15 for information Corps of Engineers needs fish movement data to decide on new regulating tower in Detroit dam system, requests help from USGS and local anglers to track where the fish actually go By Michelle Gates The US Geological Survey is asking for your help in tracking the condition of selected fish - and they’re paying you $15 for it, said John Beeman, Research Fishery Biologist for USGS. About 2000 tagged juvenile Chinook salmon and steelhead were released into Detroit Lake over the last two years, and researchers want to find out where they go. The USGS has been conducting the program at the request of the US Army Corps of Engineers, who are working on installing a new tower in the Detroit dam system to include fish passages, flow regulators and water temperature mixing devices. It’s part of a biological opinion requirement given to the Corps, said Robert Wertheimer, Fish Biologist for the US Army Corps of Engineers. Right now, the Corps keeps the river system healthy by mixing the different temperature waters coming out of the reservoir with the pool between Detroit and Big Cliff dams. Installing a new tower to do that instead would allow the Detroit Dam to optimize it’s power producing capabilities, said Wertheimer, because “There are times that we lose the ability to generate power with the current system.” There are no plans to remove Big Cliff Dam, and the Corps is doing their best to make sure Detroit Lake stays at the same levels as it has in previous years, said Wertheimer. And while talks of construction has

led to rumors of the lake being drained, he says that the Corps is “looking at every construction option available so that we can keep the reservoir at normal seasonal operations.” Wertheimer said they should know by 2015 if they will need to reduce the lake levels - and if so, the Corps will conduct public meetings and input sessions, and will likely have to present an environmental impact study. The temperature control segment of the project is scheduled to be finished by 2016, while another part of the project – construction of a fish passage facility – should be completed by 2018, said Wertheimer. But to design the right fish passage system, they need more information about their movements. All of the 2000 juvenile Chinook salmon and steelhead in the research study were implanted with satellite computer chips, which tells researchers where they go, but it doesn’t tell them what kind of shape the fish are in when they get there. Local anglers can earn a small reward for helping with this part. So far, some of the fish have been tracked to Big Cliff Dam, said John Beeman, Research Fishery Biologist for the US Geological Survey. But, he says, not one of them has been returned. “We really didn’t know if anyone would ever catch a fish.” A final report of the tagged fish findings will be released later this summer, said Bee-

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man. They will monitor fish until spring of 2014, and beyond – as funding allows. The tagged fish can be identified by one or more stitches along their underside, behind their pelvic fin, and the USGS offers a $15 reward for information. Remove the tags and send the following: your name, mailing address, phone number (for the reward), general area of the lake that you caught the fish, length and condition of the fish, with close-up photo, if possible, and the identification code printed on the black tag. Send to:, or call 509538-2299x257, or mail the tags to Detroit Lake Study U.S. Geological Survey 5501A CookU n derwood Road Cook, W A

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Mehama produce stand gives cash back to local groups use coupon below when buying local strawberries to help local charities

With a reputation that precedes her, Michelle Gates, formerly of Sunshine Produce in Mill City, is once again bringing local produce to Mehama. And to celebrate, she’s giving cash back to several good causes in the area, said Gates. “I’ve been around for awhile, and I know there are so many groups that are doing good things in the canyon, and I feel like this is one way that I can continue to help a few of them,” said Gates. “Customers simply need to bring me a coupon – from my ad in The Canyon Weekly or from a group member – and I’ll give 5-10% back of their total cash order, payable to their chosen group.” The eligible groups are: Ark Ark Animal Care Assistance Fund, WyldLife/Young Life Youth Group, Mari-Linn School ASB Fund, Idanha/Detroit Fire Department, Santiam Elementary Playground Fund and Good- fellas Bully Breed Rescue. These groups were chosen after a brief Facebook survey, said Gates, who also said that if there’s at least 3 requests,

Michelle Gates’ produce stand in Mehama currently carries local strawberries, honey, baked goods and metal art. She’ll bring in other local produce, like raspberries, blueberries and cherries, later this month. The 2013 strawberry season is anticipated to end by June 30, said Gates.

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she’ll donate the 5% to any other local non-profit group, as well. She also notes that with the coupon in The Canyon Weekly, the group will get 5% cash back, but “I would suggest you go find a member of one of (the listed) groups – because they have the 10% cash back coupons, which will help them a lot more.” Eligible purchases include any item available for sale at her produce stand in Mehama, including local honey, fresh picked local strawberries and other seasonal produce, scones from Sugar and Spice Bakery, as well as metal art by former Mill City artist Troy Whitney. A coupon must be presented at the time of purchase, and all purchases must be paid for in cash. Coupons are good for the 2013 summer season, said Gates, and copies of the coupons are accepted. Her stand is located outside Gene’s Meat Market at 21991 Fern Ridge Road, and is open Thurs-Sunday from 10am-5pm.


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Bill Sanderson’s River Report June 10, 2013

503-897-3301 There are more fish in the lower river (below Stayton Island) than in the upper sections, but the whitewater and scenery around Packsaddle, Minto, Fishermen’s Bend, and North Santiam State Park makes for one of the best scenic trips in the Willamette Valley. Detroit Lake is still six or seven inches more than full, and there are still a few medium elevation snowfields that are melting into the Lake and the river. It looks like there will be extremely good water levels for fishing next week, and the important variable is the water temperature. Because of the snowmelt, the river will probably still be rather cold. On a recent trip from Packsaddle, we had a 9 year old boy who enjoyed a few dives and swims. He did not stay in the river for long periods of time, but he did get refreshed quickly on a hot day. At Packsaddle volume of 1,600 cubic feet per second flow (that is the same as 2,040 cfs and 3.9 feet deep at Mehama) the trip was delightful. In addition to the usual eagles and ouzels, there were quite a few deer grazing on the tall grass in the meadows. A few elusive hawks and heron were sitting on lookout perches. One large eagle with a brilliant white tail and head flew upstream only five or ten feet above river level for a quarter mile or more. A few juvenile fish were endangered. In the middle of a near-wilderness setting below Packsaddle and above Minto Park, there are a couple of vacation rental homes tucked away in the trees. The places can be used as headquarters for fishing trips for several days or a week. Call for specifics. The Gorge section of 4 major rapids starts

less than a mile below the Gates Bridge. The fourth rapids is Spencer’s Hole, a notorious whitewater spectacle. At this water level, Spencers’s may be run on the right side of the river over the middle of an underwater ledge. If a boat is too far to the right, it will get sucked into a little cove above the narrow chute and will have difficulty. If a boat is too far to the left, it will run into the big rock in the middle of the river at the bottom of the hole. After going through Spencer’s, it is easy going down to the Little Lava Island and Turnage Bar and down a couple of miles to Mill City. Both Hammond Rapids and Mill City Falls are spectacular. Mill City Bar has changed in recent years, and the North side has more obstructions. Some new rocks make it difficult to stay in the deepest channel, and snaggy branches have washed into the river. At this water level, it is possible to row around them, just barely, but in lower water it will be better to use the left (South) channel. The river is easy from here down to the Frank Hole and Fishermen’s Bend. Cherry Creek Rapids, Upper Indian Rapids, Lower Indian Rapids, and DeWitt Rapids are good places for both whitewater and fish. It is an easy two miles from DeWitt down to North Santiam State Park and another three miles down to Mehama. The trip from Packsaddle to Fishermen’s Bend area takes about three hours of drifting time and another two and a half or three hours down to Mehama. A few early bird anglers are trying to catch some of the first Chinook of the season. They will arrive in big numbers here in a week or so, and in the meanwhile we have some very good summer steelhead to try for.

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Steelheaders Salem Chapter meets on June 18 at Keizer Community Center at 7:00 p.m. Tom Khaffun has organized excellent program speakers. North Santiam River Guides Association meets on June 26 at 6:00 p.m. in Aumsville at Neufeldt’s Diner. The Learn the River Trip from Packsaddle to Fishermen’s Bend area will be on Saturday June 22. Boats shove off in the river at 10:00 a.m. but the shuttles are done earlier. The trip details will be discussed at the club meetings and questions are welcome. We are entering the peak of the fishing and boating season on the North Santiam. People who plan ahead and make reservations now for summer trips will obviously have the best organized trips.

There will be a Celebration of Life for Ann Holaday at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday June 15, 2013 at The Gates Fire Hall All are Welcome to join us

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blic meeting of the Santiam Canyon School District 129J will be held on June 20, 2013 at 6:30 pm at 450 SW Evergreen, Mill City, Oregon. The purpose is meeting is to discuss the budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2013 as approved by the Santiam Canyon School District Budget Committee. A mary of the budget is presented below. A copy of the budget may be inspected or obtained at 150 SW Evergreen St, Mill City, Oregon 97360 between th s of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., or online at www.santiam, This Budget is for an annual budget period. This budget was prepared on a basis of unting that is the same as the basis of accounting used during the preceding year. If different, the major changes and their effect on the budget are:

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FINANCIAL SUMMARY - RESOURCES TOTAL OF ALL FUNDS Actual Amount Adopted Budget Approved Budget Last Year 2011-12 This Year 2012-13 Next Year 2013-14 nning Fund Balance $534,915 $408,500 $322,5 ent Year Property Taxes, other than Local Option Taxes 1,421,933 1,442,500 1,430,0 r Revenue from Local Sources 709,878 747,722 701,6 enue from Intermediate Sources 8,357 14,000 9,5 enue from State Sources 2,877,135 2,901,500 3,220,0 enue from Federal Sources 733,946 663,800 671,0 fund Transfers 76,893 62,500 121,2 ther Budget Resources 0 196,000 otal Resour ces $6,363,057 $6,436,522 $6,475,9 FINANCIAL SUMMARY - REQUIREMENTS BY OBJECT CLASSIFICATION ries $2,834,590 $2,424,278 $2,490,3 r Associated Payroll Costs 1,780,488 1,516,500 1,651,0 hased Services 779,255 627,680 687,7 plies & Materials 531,409 697,570 682,5 tal Outlay 27,965 280,000 23,2 r Objects (except debt service & interfund transfers) 130,739 149,522 194,8 Service* 323,741 327,972 341,4 fund Transfers* 76,893 62,500 121,2 rating Contingency 0 100,000 63,0 ppropriated Ending Fund Balance & Reserves 0 250,500 220,4 otal Requi r em ents $6,485,080 $6,436,522 $6,475,9 FINANCIAL SUMMARY - REQUIREMENTS AND FULL-TIME EQUIVALENT EMPLOYEES (FTE) BY FUNCTION 0 Instruction $3,279,626 $3,135,320 $3,375,2 TE 45.6 42.25 4 0 Support Services 2,474,839 2,262,230 2,106,9 TE 21.3 17.25 1 0 Enterprise & Community Service 329,980 288,000 227,5 TE 4.0 3.75 0 Facility Acquisition & Construction 0 10,000 20,0 0 Other Uses 0 0 100 Debt Service* 323,741 327,972 341 200 Interfund Transfers* 76,893 62,500 121 0 Contingency 0 100,000 63 0 Unappropriated Ending Fund Balance (122,023) 250,500 220 otal Requi r em ents $6,363,057 $6,436,522 $6,475 otal FTE 70.9 63.3 not included in total 5000 Other Uses. To be appropriated separately from other 5000 expenditures. STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN ACTIVITIES and SOURCES OF FINANCING ** Approved 2013-14 budget reflects a reduction of 1.5 FTE district-wide, the implementation of 4 furlough days and reductions in all budgets within the gories of suppplies and material by 15% , and staff travel expenditure by 28%.

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Event submissions are printed FREE! The Canyon Weekly cannot guarantee placement; however, priority is given to typed and emailed submissions, and events occurring in the North Santiam Canyon (Lyons/Mehama to Marion Forks). Please submit your event to: opportunity to earn their Award through to take home with them!- at the Fihermen’ class.  Dogs (over 1yr.) learn A.K.C. CaBend Educational Center . Fishermen’s Bend has a full schedule of nine Good Citizen skills and have opportuevents lined up for June, and everyone is Sunday, June 16 nity to earn their A.K.C. C.G.C. Certificate invited to attend! 10am-Actor Steve Wilnet performs his or Title at end.  $75. class tuition.  Limited June 22, 9pm “Wildlife of Fishermen’s one man show--”According to John” at enrollment.  Pre-Registration recommendBend,” a ranger led program for everyone at the First Christian Church in Mill City. ed.  Instructor/Evaluator, Linda Grace / the amphitheater. Social Graces Dog Training 503.859.3647 June 29, 3pm “Compass Making,” a Ongoing Weekly Events Mark your calendar! July 15-19, 2013 children’s program where kids get to make Vacation Bible School is coming and the 6am-8am and 3pm-6pm Mill City Baptist their own compass with a duct tape lanyard excitement is building. Mill City Baptist Church before and after school Kids Zone. to take home- at the educational center . Church will be presenting Colossal Coaster Transportation to and from school provided. A note from the Rangers at Fishermen’s World. There is something for every age 818 Santiam Blvd. 503-536-5414 Bend: (pre-K through 6th grade)- Music, crafts, 6am-6pm Builders: Mill City Christian “ Everyone from the community is invited games, snacks, Bible stories and a whole Church Before & After School Program lot of fun! All are welcome. If you have to our programs. If you are planning to Ages K-12yrs. 503-897-2716, 251 SW 3rd St. questions or would like bring your to pre-register your child kids to Mondays contact Roberta Beldon at one of the 4pm-8pm Youth Center for 7th-12th grades. 971-209-8594. Looking children’s Air Hockey, Ping Pong, Foos Ball. FREE. Your local auto service center forward to seeing you and programs, Mill City Baptist Church. your children this year. Batteries Oil & Filters y please call iendl 7-8:30pm Santiam Community Chorus New & Used Tires & Fr Fair a day or rehearses every Monday evening at Mill City Open Tue-Fri 8-5 Sat 8-3 two ahead Christian Church in Mill City. All are welClosed Sun + Mon and sign Thursday, June come. Jo Ann Hebing 503-859-3426 503.897.2256 them up, Tuesdays 13 as we have 48347 Lyons - Mill City Drive 10am-2pm Quilting Club Canyon Bible Fel10am-2pm Open Lilimited lowship, Lyons 910-4918 brary and Free Book seating. If Give-Away at Santiam Elementary Open to 12pm Meals on Wheels, Senior Meals Fela class fills up, we will add an additional lowship Hall, MC Presbyterian. Meals on all students and families. class at 4:00 PM. Hope to see you there! Wheels. Ruth:503-897-2204. $3.50 donation 1pm-4pm Canyon Life Museum opens. Our number to call is 503-897-2171.” recommended. Fishermen’s Bend is located approximately 143 Wall St. in Mill City. 7:30pm Santiam Al-Anon, Mt. View 1 mile west of Mill City off of Highway 22. Church, Aumsville Friday, June 14 To find the Educational Center and the AmWednesdays 11am-4pm Canyon Life Museum opens. phitheater keep to the right upon entering 9am Downward Dog Yoga Old FireHall on 143 Wall St. in Mill City. the park. Grove St., Mehama Dog Training Class!  Begins June 26th.  8 10am-3pm Judy’s Art Class at Mill City Saturday, June 15 weeks long.  Puppies and Adult Dogs with Eagles Hall. Oil painting, all levels welcome. Last Day of Backyard Burn Season. completed veterinary vaccines.  WednesWeekly on Wednesdays. Drop in, open to all. Call before you burn. 503 769-3400 days at 7:00pm, in Stayton.   Puppies learn 503-859-2213 11am-4pm Canyon Life Museum opens. A.K.C. S.T.A.R. Puppy skills and have 4pm-8pm Youth Center for 7th-12 grades. 143 Wall St. in Mill City Air Hockey, Ping Pong, Foos Ball. FREE. 3pm “Forests Forever” a children’s proMill City Baptist Church. gram where kids get to plant their own tree 7pm AA Meeting Santiam Chapel, Lyons. 7:30pm AA Meeting Idanha City Hall.

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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 3:30-5pm Good News

Gates Community Church of Christ “..reaching the canyon for Christ.” Mike Stair, Minister

Sunday School 9:45am June 2, Sunday School will be at 9:00AM & Worship Service will be at 10AM 40070 Gates School Rd (503)897-3210

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Club at Mill City Baptist Church. Kids K-4 grade. Bible stories, singing, games, snack. Free. 815 Santiam Blvd. change ad 4pm “Weight Watchers at Work” at Santiam High School Library. 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. 7-9pm Bingo with the Idanha Detroit Fire Dept, every other Thursday at the Detroit City Hall meeting room.

Church 7th grade to 24 years. 815 NW Santiam Blvd. Sunday. 4-6pm Mehama-Lyons Community 1pm Canyon Senior Center Open Pinochle 844 South First St. Mill City 503 897-4176


4-6 pm Youth Group at Mehama Commu

nity Church 11336 Morris St. Grades 6-12; games, music and bible studies. Info:503859-2849 or facebook 6:30 pm Youth Group an Mill City Baptist Church. 7th grade to 24 years. 815 NW Santiam Blvd. Sundays


Free Knife Sharpening Friday at Gene’s Meat Market in Mehama (limit 5 please). At the flashing yellow light on Hwy 22. 6am-6pm Friday Day Camp at Mill City Christian Church Come all day or part; learning-based; snacks, tutoring & homework help, games, friends and God. Registration forms at the church or call 503-897-2714. 503-897-2716 251 SW 3rd St, Mill City.

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New Alcoholics Anonymous group forms in Gates Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is a group of people who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. Our primary purpose is to stay sober and to help other alcoholics become sober as well. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. AA is a nonprofessional group, there are no doctors, counselors or psychologists. All members are recovering from alcoholism. It is up to the members of each group to decide what they do. Alcoholics Anonymous does not keep attendance, follow up or try to control its members, engage in education about alcohol, or offer religious services. AA does not provide housing, food, cloth-

ing, jobs, or money, or provide letters of reference to parole boards, lawyers, court officials, social agencies, employers, etc. For more information about AA go online to: When: Every Wednesday starting June 12, 2013 Time: 7:00pm Where: Gates Community Church of Christ 40070 Gates School Rd. Gates, OR 97346 Contact: Eldon Beasley - 1 - 503 - 857 - 3168

Linn County Sheriff Report May 31-June 8

06/02/13 Time: 5:38 DISTBDOMESTIC:Caller reporting the neighbors directly across the street have been fighting physically and verbally for over an hour. 06/02/13 Time: 6:27 ASSTOUTSIDE AGENCY 32700 block Hwy 22.OSP has a trooper responding from Salem to a single veh crash - veh in the river. Occupant still in the veh, but not in danger of drowning 06/02/13 Time: 10:35 DOG COMPLAINT: Alder St, Mill City. Caller reports that tenants were evicted and left this residence sometime yesterday. Tenants have left a dog, in one of the bedrooms. 06/02/13 Time: 10:53 DISTBOTHER Kingwood Ave. Mill City. Caller reports female is tearing up her apt. female susp has been staying on property in a tent. female susp is callers son’s girlfriend. 06/02/13 Time: 16:06 DOG COMPLAINT Ivy St, Mill City. Caller was walking her dog, when a neighbors dog came off their property and attacked callers dog attacking dog is a Great Dane. 06/03/13 Time: 8:33 MVCNON INJURY Kapok St., Lyons. Caller says there was just a crash involving 2 vehicles. 06/03/13 Time: 10:27 CIV DISP RPT Locust St., Lyons. Caller had allowed male to stay 10

in his MH on his property for a few days. It has now been 9 months and he will not leave .06/03/13 Time: 21:05 JUV-COMPLAINT Kimmel Park, Mill City. Caller advising of juveniles that have started a fire near the rest room. 740 out on foot checking the area. 06/04/13 Time: 9:40 TRESPASS 200 Block, Broadway, Mill City. Caller reporting that someone went through the trash that she had stored at the carport at listed location. Someone has stolen bags of trash from location. 06/04/13 Time: 15:34 DISTBOTHER Caller received word of a fight that was about to occur at the Lyons City Hall park. Unkn how many kids, saw 8 heading back there. 06/05/13 Time: 17:17 BURGLARY REPORT 44800 Block, Thomas Creek Road. Caller states that someone tried to still his radiator. Happened sometime within the last week. 06/05/13 Time: 21:46 DISTBDOMESTIC 100 Block, Kingwood, Mill City. PR says that she can hear a male and female fighting. PR can only hear yelling and some banging on the walls No mention of weapons. Unknown if they have been drinking. 06/05/13 Time: 22:50 JUVRUNAWAY RPT 5th St., Lyons. Juv last seen 2130 hrs at

location contact father/caller at location 06/06/13 Time: 10:11 DISTBDOMESTIC 6th Ave. Mill City. Caller recv’d txt msg from female and was asked to call LCSO, as her boyfriend is becoming abusive again. call can see female out front of the home, crying. 06/06/13 Time: 11:50 UNAUTHORIZED ENTRY TO MOTOR VEHICLE Caller was parked at the Mill City middle school yesterday afternoon, and thinks someone got into his PU and took his pain medication. He would like a deputy to call him 06/06/13 Time: 11:51 Alder St, Mill City. CRIMINAL MISCHIEF. Caller is babysitting and the 12 year old boy threw a mallet through the bathroom window. She called the boy’s mother, who wants him charged. 06/06/13 Time: 13:05 13th St. Lyons CRIM MISCHIEF Caller reporting yard vandalized during the night. 06/06/13 Time: 14:56 UNAUTHORIZED ENTRY TO MOTOR VEHICLE 3rd St., Lyons. PR says that last Tuesday someone broke into their travel trailer. 06/06/13 Time: 15:19 CRIM MISCHIEF Freres City Park, Lyons. Contact caller by phone regarding multi criminal mis-

chief to city property. 06/06/13 Time: 18:22 DISTBDOMESTIC Kingwood Ave. Mill City.PR says that it sounds like a male is beating up a female at listed location 06/07/13 Time: 12:08 DISTBOTHER Trio Tavern, Mill City. female trying to kick in the door to the bar female has been trespassed from the location. She is at the location demanding money 06/07/13 Time: 16:37 EXTRA PATROL Main St. Lyons. Caller states that there is an ongoing problem with kids walking in the road in front of vehicles. Caller had to slam on his brakes for a juvenile who had been walking on 06/07/13 Time: 21:40 THEFTRPT Giovanni’s Mountain Pizza. Stole a pitcher of beer that was full. Paid for beer but took the pitcher, and is driving. Black lifted blk truck, driver camo hat neon yellow tshirt 06/08/13 Time: 0:45 DISTBNOISE John Neal Park boat rmp, Lyons. caller heard banging at the park caller thinks someone was hitting mailboxes on her street also 06/08/13 Time: 1409 Dogwood St. Lyons. Caller is at location and her friend has passed away. 06/08/13 Time: 15:32 JUVCOMPLAINT 200 Block Broadway St., Mill City. Caller reporting 3 juveniles 5-7 y/o

Services Directory Autobody & Paint Lodging 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


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

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


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


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

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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 Elkhorn Valley Inn B&B 33016 North Fork Road S.E, Lyons (503) 897-3033 facebook


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 (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.

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


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

Real Estate

Green Mountain Real Estate Sandy 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 www.trexlerfarm. com 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


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


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Santiam Wyldlife make great strides in reaching their goal of summer camp

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Thirty-six “Wyldlife” kids of Santiam and their supporters ran the track last week for a total of 239 miles...the distance from home to summer camp in Antelope, in an effort to earn funds to get there in person. This group is also continuing to sell beautiful flowering bedding plants at the SCSD District Office greenhouse in Mill City on Fridays to help raise funds. Sixpacks are $2 and 4” pots just 75 cents each! Call Alexa at 503 897-2321, or stop by. Photo below by Sinnamee Baney.

Hundreds of colorful blooming zinnias and marigolds await adoption at the SCSD greenhouse behind the District Office.

You might have noticed a bit of work being done on 1st St in Mill City. Expect short delays through the end of the week as the ODOT crews continue to resurface the Mill City Bridge. A specialty crew will be coming back in the last week of June to install a deck overlay at the same site. 12

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