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The Canyon Weekly June 29, 2011

Volume 2, Issue 26

News and Life - For Our Side of the Mountain!

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

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It’s Gonna Be One Award-Winning Fourth of July Weekend Festivals . Grand Openings . Parades . Dog Shows . Dances . Fireworks . Baseball & More! Well known as “the greatest small town 4th of July around”, Mill City, Detroit and the surrounding communities come together once again to put on the “Party of the Year” this weekend with many new events and family friendly experiences.

Locals and visitors agree, that the canyon truly is the place to be, where old friends meet up and memories are made. Kicking off the celebration Friday, July 1st, Santiam Hearts to Arts presents the Big Band Dance with the Keizer Big Band at the Santiam High School. Complete with dance classes and dance contests. Don’t miss this first time ever event! $5 will get you in the door, dance classes start at 7pm with the Big Band Dance at 8pm.

Saturday, July 2nd, the festival grounds at Kimmel Park in Mill City officially open at 9am with food vendors, arts and crafts and more. From jewelry to woodworkers, henna tattoos to real tattoos, fishing gear to chair massage - something for everyone for sure. 33 vendors have signed up to participate with more signing up daily. The softball tournament has loaded up a full 9 team bracket with local players from throughout the canyon. Game 1 starts at 9am at Santiam High School with teams like T.U.R.D.S. vs Free Beer. Games are slated throughout the weekend with most to be played at the Santiam High School. The ever popular Mutt Show returns at 1pm at Kimmel Park with 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes awarded for each “dog-etory” including: Most Patriotic, Longest Tail, Shortest Tail, Best Wagger, Frisbee Catch, Best Trick, Owner-Mutt look alike, Youngest and Oldest entry, Farthest Travelled, and of course the coveted “Mutt of the Year” award. Registration begins at 12 noon, $2 per furry friend. Featured this year is local professional dog trainer Linda Grace, on hand for inquiries and advice. Need a mid-day snack? Sugar and Spice Bakery is holding a grand opening of their retail location at 711 Main Street in Lyons from 10am-2pm. Free samples of their famously decadent treats with coffee and tea are sure to hit the spot.

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At 4pm you might scoot on back up to Santiam High Auditorium to take in the Opening Ceremonies where a Queen of King will be crowned with Daniella Salinas and Angel Vasquez vying for the title, with the junior court (kindergartners Wyatt Kadin and Shelby Underwood) officiating. Featured will be a reunion of past Royalty. Finish off the evening relaxing next to the beautiful Santiam River back down at Kimmel Park with Concerts in the Park starting at 4pm. The line-up includes: Green Machine Jazz Ensemble 4-6pm, Kevin Asman and Tongue & Groove (“Muhatma Gumbo” Blues) 6-8pm, followed by Hank Hirsch and Friends 8-10pm. At dusk, head on up to Detroit for Fireworks Over the Lake. Whether you watch the display form your boat or from land, you are sure to enjoy the sound of the echos through the canyon (cont’d on page 3)

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Locals Speak: What freedom are you thankful for? “The right to defend our country voluntarily.” Russ Goffin, Mill City “Freedom of speech and the right to bear arms.” Dan Morris, Mill City “The right to bear arms.” Harmoney Detrick, Mill City “Freedom to practice my faith.” Linda Trahan, Lyons “I’m thankful I have the opportunity to live my life in freedom, peace and harmony.” Jeff Skeeters, Idanha (Born on the Fourth of July) “I am absolutely thankful for the freedom of speech. Give me a microphone and a stage!” Sharlene Trexler, Lyons

School district loses 10 positions, supply funding

Due to recent budget cuts, the Santiam Canyon School district has laid off 10 employees from their K-12 services: 4 teaching positions, 4 aide positions and 2 maintenance positions. The district also reduced supply budgets for ongoing programs by 8-10%. Many programs like athletics and Wolverines Working for You will continue, but with less money available for supplies. Teachers who have been laid off will be offered substitute work as often as possible, said district superintendent Brad Yates. Contract negotiations with staff and teachers associations are settled, but not ratified. The associations are not seeking pay raises, but additional benefits.

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Local RV service gives back thru military discounts

For Ed Spurgeon, owner of Santiam RV Service in Scio, it’s all about the challenge. The Army veteran embraced the challenge of service and spent 10 years in Germany in the 1960’s-70’s. Now, his favorite part of repairing local RV’s, trailers and doing custom conversions is the electrical work. “It’s a challenge - like a brain teaser,” said Spurgeon, who spent 27 years working for Owner Ed Spurgeon (r) and local companies beprotege Brian Feather (l). fore opening Santiam RV Service in 2007. The company does everything but heavy engine work (chassis) and recently converted a trailer into a mobile cutlery business. “I like what I do,” said Spurgeon. “You get to meet a lot of people and there’s something different every day.” Visitors to the shop next to Scio High School will likely run into Spurgeon’s protege Brian Feather. The Cascade High School graduate has been working for Santiam RV Service for four years and receives ongoing technician training in Portland. Visitors might also run into Spurgeon’s wife, Shirley Slangal, who works full-time for Cascade Fruit and Produce in Stayton, and takes on RV office duties in her spare time. In honor of Spurgeon’s military experience, all veterans get a 20% discount right off the top. “We do the same thing that all the big dealers do. But we’re a small business so our customers can talk to the person actually working on their vehicle.” More info: Santiam RV Service 503-394-2348.

Fireworks at Dusk Over Detroit Lake ~ July 2 Mill City Kimmel Park ~ July 4 (cont’d from front page)

while viewing a beautiful patriotic display of lights. Sunday, July 3 at 9am the festival grounds open again with more vendors joining in. Softball games starts at 10am at Santiam High, with more teams with even more colorful names competing for local fame and notoriety. Concerts in the Park resume at 6pm with RTA (alternative/new alternative) followed by Moonlight Mile with Robert Richter and Dana Fontaine, a Folk and Celtic band visiting from Portland. Sunday night get your groove on and your ya-ya’s out as the Eagles Auxillary #3384 hosts the Street Dance 8pm1am at the covered area at the Mill City Middle School. (Please no fireworks! Violators will be asked to leave.) Bright and early Monday, July 4th the Lions Club will be serving up a hearty breakfast from 7-11am at the Santiam High School Commons. $6 for adults and $4 for 12 & under, a great menu is offered that is sure to get your bellies full. You’ll be ready to hit the road at 9am for the 5k Run/Walk to benefit the Santiam Schools Foundation. Registration is $10 each and starts at 8am in front of Santiam High. If you’re fast, you can make it back to Allen Field in time for community Sunrise Service at 10am (the sun rises late in these parts!) A non-denominational worship service with music and prayers for “God and country,” said Pastor Brian Byers. 12 noon starts the Grand Parade at Kimmel Park (final registration

at 11am “no exceptions!” as judging starts at 11am.) An amazing array of ribbons are slated to be awarded with an amazing array of entries slated to march - and drive and ride. $10 per commercial or equine entry, all “Kiddie Parade” entries free for kids 12 and under! The Parade will wind it’s way up Fairview St and around town featuring floats, and clowns, old cars, marching bands and beautiful horses. This staple event of the weekend is always a hit! Grand Marshals Cherie and Jim Girod will lead the procession in celebration of the theme “Remember When...” Back down at Kimmel Park the Old Fashioned Family Games commence at 2pm with 3-legged races, egg rolling, gunny sack hopping and all sorts of fun for all ages. The Festival Grounds continue with all the vendors, too. At 5pm the Salem Boys & Girls Club “Journey Into Music” kicks off the last day of the Concert in the Park series, followed by RTA and finishing with Mill City’s own March of May, a self described “posthardcore, experimental, metalcore” band of local young men with energy to rival that of the fireworks themselves. Dusk at Kimmel Park, the Mill City Fire Department presents one of Oregon’s best firework displays. Year after year they “out-do” themselves, presenting an even grander and longer display guaranteed to bring out the heart felt “oooh’s” and “ahhhhs!”

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Thanks to her many local collaborations, restaurateur Sharlene Trexler celebrated the official grand opening ribbon cutting of Trexler Farm Store Cafe and Bakery June 23. The business started several years ago as a seasonal Christmas tree stand and has been slowly growing to a full service restaurant, visitor center, gift shop and event location that employs four local residents. The grand opening ribbon cutting was combined with the Stayton Chamber of Commerce monthly “Greeters” and was sponsored by GROW North Santiam. Attendees were appreciative of Sharlene’s collaborations. “You have always been above and beyond,” said one attendee.


Youth Awakening Yard Sale Fundraiser July 1-2 and July 8-9

Mill City Baptist Church youth group will be holding a yard sale July 1-2, 8am-? at 531 SW Douglas St, Mill City and the following weekend, July 8-9. The group needs to raise $2000 for food and gas for their trip to CreationFest. Donations are still needed (no clothing, please) and can be dropped at the above address. Some pickups available. Info: 503-991-9539.

Former canyon resident Vicki Lorusso, caught here at Elkhorn Golf Course June 23. Now living in Salem, Lorusso always goes for par in her dad’s work shirt - who was the former Trio Tavern owner Nick Lorusso (with his wife Virgina “Ginna” Lorusso).

iServe Community Service Project Day

Members of the Christian group iServe spent June 20 raking bark dust, cleaning BBQs, weeding and painting tables at four Santiam Canyon locations: Freres Park and Fox Valley Cemetary in Lyons, Kimmel Park in Mill City and Gates Elementary School. Most of the participants attend Foothills Church in Stayton, including Lyons resident Bonnie Corey. “This is just a way to love on the community and show that we care.” In Lyons, the city provided shovels, rakes & wheelbarrows and paid for the paint, flowers and materials. “People rally get into the community service projects. They did a incredible job,” said city manager Mary Mitchell. Local resident Shawn Taylor helped spread the bark dust at Freres Park with his heavy equipment. In the past, the group has helped the City of Lyons with maintenance at MariLinn School and painted the new library. “We ask local school and city officials what we can do to help them and they give us work,” according to the Foothills Church/iServe website. Info:

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Above: The tournament players show off their hand crafted winner’s plaques. Right: Brunk Conley (l) of Sublimity and Kevin Schwindt (r) of Lyons get their game on for a cause.

This local family is no stranger to the devastating effects of cancer. “Almost every one of our main siblings has had someone in their family battling cancer,” said Relay for Life organizer Jerry Porter. That’s why, for Horseshoe Tourney three years in a row, the 22 member Porter family Winners team gets together to help find a cure through fun. Men’s Division This time it was horseshoes at John Neal Park, Lyons. 1st – Dave & Scott The winners won hand crafted horseshoe plagues, created in part with help from Jerry Porter’s employ2nd - Chris & Scott er, Computer Animated Graphics out of Tualatin. 3rd – Tom & Wayne This group goes beyond horseshoes with their fun4th – Jerry & Kevin draising by organizing cupcakes & cookie sales, hot CO-ED Division dog and T-shirt sales - all in the name of the twelve 1st – Dave & Karen types of cancer that the American Cancer Society’s 2nd- Kevin & Kim Relay for Life events cover. One Porter family mem3rd – Wayne & Colleen ber, Caeleb, is only 3 years old and has already raised 4th – Jerry & Pauline over $1,000 for the cause.

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The following letters are regarding the article “Elements in Conflict”, printed June 1, 2011 which stated the Lyons City Councilor Mike Lucas harassed a city employee while obtaining petition signatures for the recent recall effort of members of the Lyons-Mehama Water District Board. While those statements were based on city documents, the situation may not have been explained completely. The Canyon Weekly apologizes and has offered un-edited space for both parties to explain.

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This newspaper recently reported a routine matter involving myself, Mike Lucas, former mayor and now current Lyons City Councilor and J.D. Burns a Lyons City employee. In the article, comments by Mr. Burns were published without the benefit of my reply or the details of the significant follow-up conversation between Mr. Burns and me. The matter involved my having asked Mr. Burns if he would consider signing a petition for which I was collecting signatures. He was one of many people in his neighborhood being asked. Mr. Burns declined to sign and later said he felt intimidated for having been asked. In a subsequent discussion involving the current Lyons Mayor, Doug Morgan, Mr. Burns recanted his comment by saying he had inappropriately used the word “intimidated” when he actually meant that he had felt “uncomfortable” about being asked to sign. This discussion ended in an understanding by Mr. Burns that I had not used my position to influence him in any way but rather had

been offering him the same opportunity being given others to exercise their rights as citizens. It is unfortunate that the previous article failed to report complete and accurate information with the result that this matter has been wrongly characterized as a misuse of influence rather than what it really was - a simple request to sign a petition. Mike Lucas, Lyons City Councilor In the June 1, 2011 Canyon Weekly, on page one it made comment (that a) city council member threatened a city employee. I believe I am said employee, at no time has any council member threatened me. In reference to a quote taken from a letter I had produced for the city manager (page 12) Yes I wrote that I felt intimidated, but due to lack of definition for the word I later retracted said statement to uncomfortable. I truly hope this eliminates some confusion. J.D. Burns, Lyons City Employee

YoungLife Car Wash Fundraiser

Pictured clockwise from left: Christine Moreirra, Austin Feskins, Thomas Sexton, Michael Downey & Janet Sexton.

The local youth group was raising funds with a car wash & bake sale June 25 - for camp July 2-8 at White Horse Camp in Antelope, Oregon.

Petals & Paws

Re-Opening Celebration

The Mill City retailer known for their great gifts, flowers and grooming will be re-opening full time June 28. Owner Judy Morton is now fully recovered from health issues and ready to serve the community once again. To celebrate, Judy is offering 10% off store wide and 50% off selected items. Her unique concept of combining pet grooming services, floral services and a constantly evolving and intriguing gift shop have helped grow her 3.5 year strong business. Petals & Paws (which accepts after hours grooming appts.) and Mill City Florist is located at the Y, just across the bridge in Mill City. Visit Tues-Fri 11-6 and Sat 11-5. Info: 503-897-4444.

Rescued Dog Seeks Help for Surgery The 5013c nonprofit pit bull rescue organization Goodfellas Rescue is seeking help to get surgery for Sophia, a 1.5 yr old pit bull mix with a cruciate ligament that needs immediate repair.

A permanent home is also being sought for this blue, tri-colored, teenager appropriate canine (and two other rescued pit bulls). Meet Sophia’s friends at Mill City’s 4th of July Celebration in Kimmel Park, July 2-4. Donations can be made through Ark Animal Care, Mill City 503-897-6004 or at

Obituary Daniel David Gouveia

loved to collect many things like die cast cars, wood boxes, glass cups and anything old. Danny never had any children of his own, but loved his nieces and nephews as if they were his own children. He loved his family greatly and spent lots of time playing board games, poker and attending all the family functions. He would go out of his way for his family. Danny is preceded in death by his father Robert, older brother Bobby and sister Linda Gouveia. He is survived by his mother Leona Gouveia of Mill City, brothers Frank and Alden Gouveia and their wives of Mill City, Mike Gouveia and his wife of Stayton, and sister Vanida Gouveia of Drain, OR. Danny moved to the canyon in 2004 until his death. Danny was loving and caring man and he was so loved by his family and will be missed. A celebration of life will be held July 23, 4pm. Location TBA. Info and directions: Michelle 503-897-6016 or Eliza 503-897-6005.

(January 27, 1960 - May 30, 2011)

Daniel was born in Oakland, CA to Robert and Leona Gouveia. In 1962 his parents bought a 50 acre farm in Gaston, OR were he spent most of his childhood. Later on he moved to the Washington county area like Forest Grove, Hillsboro and Cornelius. Danny received his Associates Degree in small engine and also was a volunteer firefighter for a short time. Danny loved to learn everything he could about anything & everything. Danny had many hobbies in life like traveling, art, fishing and camping. It was nothing for him to camp for months at a time; he loved the outdoors. He also

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Bill Sanderson’s River Report June 29, 2011


The river was still high last week because of continued melting snow at high elevations. Almost all the snow below 4,000 feet elevation has disappeared, but the high snowfields are still sending water down into the North Santiam, into Marion Creek, and into the Breitenbush. Scientific guesses have not been very accurate about the length of the run-off, but our most recent guesses are that the North Santiam at Packsaddle (BCLO) will be at 2,600 cubic feet per second on June 27, at 2,475 cfs on June 28, at 2,200 on June 29, at 1,975 on June 30, at 1,580 on July 1, and around 1,480 on July 2 and to continue at that level for a while. This schedule will allow for fishing in all river sections and good navigation in all sections. A recent trip from Packsaddle to Mehama at 2,680 cubic feet per second (at Packsaddle) was very fast and had large waves and whirlpools. Many of the rocks were covered over. Lots of waves were splashed in all directions. A few steelhead were caught on the same day. Steelhead have been taking both bait and spoons. Salmon have been taking bait and plugs. Each day may be different, and it is productive to change baits and scents regularly. The next river club meeting is the board meeting for the Steelheaders Salem Chapter on July 6 at Wholesale Sports at 6:30 p.m. Guests and visitors are welcome. North Santiam River Trips offers both driftboat fishing trips and scenic raft trips. Fishing from a boat gives access to many areas that are impossible to fish from shore. 503-897-3301

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Canyon Readers at Trexler Farm in Mehama: July 14 discussion is Moloka’i by Alan Brennert. August 11 discussion is The Lathe of Heaven by Ursula Le Guin. Dinner starts at 6:30, discussion starts at 7:00. Info: Herb Bastuscheck 503859-2668.

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Donations needed for Hot August Nights school supply fundraiser Mill City Moose Lodge is looking for donations to raffle off to benefit the schools in our local community - by providing under-privileged children with the supplies they need to attend. Also accepting donations of school supplies: notebook paper (wide rule & college rule), pink erasers, pens (black ink) & pencils, calculators...and more. Drop off at Mill City Moose Lodge Mon-Fri 4pm-8pm or Sat-Sun 12pm-5pm. Free Summer Meals for kids ages 1-18. • 11:30am-12:30pm at Santiam H.S. cafeteria. Mon-Thurs thru August 18th. (Except July 4th.) Adults $2.00. • 12pm at Mari-Linn School. MonThurs. Detroit Sailing Regatta July 9 & Aug 27 Hosted by DLRABA at Kane’s Marina, “A” dock. Free.


Mill City Eagles Lodge Third Annual Bottom Fishing Trip July 9 with Newport Tradewinds. Please come join us. It’s always a great time and sometimes we even catch fish. $59.00/adults (minimum 18 adults) $34.50/under 14. Sign-up at the lodge or call Bob Yates at 897-3174. Pay by July 1st. Marian Estates Bingo July 13th, 2-4pm. Maurice’s Bistro at Marian Estates 390 SE Church St. Sublimity, OR 97385.(503) 932-4667 $5.00 to play 10 Game Packet (3-up) and dauber included Open To Everyone - Win CA$H Prizes! Canyon Readers at Trexler Farm in Mehama: July 14 discussion is Moloka’i by Alan Brennert. August 11 discussion is The Lathe of Heaven by Ursula Le Guin. Dinner starts at 6:30 or come for the discussion which starts at 7:00. Info: Herb Bastuscheck 503-859-2668. Yoga in the Ancient Forest with Opal Creek, July 14-17 Explore the joys of yoga practice while surrounded by a thriving old-growth forest. Cost is $350/ adult, 10% member discount applies. or 503-892-2782. Santiam Valley Grange Car Show and BBQ in Lyons July 16. Ribs or chicken $10. Vehicle registration $5. Dash plaques for first 100; registration 9am. Judging at noon. Ed Andersen 541990-5553 or 36545 Freeman Rd, Scio 97374 Youth Benefit Golf Tournament August 6, 9am at Elkhorn Golf Course. All proceeds benefit local youth causes. $90/person or $360/4 person team by July 31, add $10/ person after. Info: Mike Long 503897-4902 or

Local Events Wed, June 30

6:30pm Oregon Connections Academy (ORCA), virtual public tuition free school info session. Phoenix Inn Suites, 3410 Spicer Drive Southeast in Albany - www.

Thursday, June 30

3pm Indian Legends artifacts and crafts with Herb Bastuscheck at Lyons Library. Dress code theme: Indians. 279 8th St. Info: 503-859-2366 6:30pm Santiam Canyon School Disrtice Budget Hearing at 150 SW Evergreen, Mill City to discuss the budget for the fiscal year. 6-9pm Mill City Fourth of July Committee meeting at Scout Cabin 49003 Remine Rd

Friday, July 1

North Santiam Chamber of Commerce opens new visitor centers July 1 at Green Mountain Real Estate in Mill City & Trexler Farm in Mehama

Saturday, July 2

10am-2pm Sugar & Spice Bakery Grand Opening Celebration at 711 Main St, Lyons. Free samples, coffee and tea! Info: 503-859-3814 10am-3pm Wolverette Fundraiser Car Wash at US Bank on Hwy 22,Mill City. 7pm Santiam High Reunion Class of ‘81 July 2-3. Informal dinner at Mt. Edge Cafe. Info: Cindy Zosel (Kirsch) 360260-0803 or

Sunday, July 3

2pm Santiam High Reunion Class of ‘81 July 2-3. Family style potluck at Russ & Judy Goffin’s house. Info: Cindy Zosel (Kirsch) 360-260-0803 or (subject: reunion).

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Monday, July 4

Happy Fourth of July! See our event calendar, page 1-2.

Tuesday, July 5

6pm Lyons Joint City Council/Planning Commission at City Hall 6-7pm Social Graces Rally Obedience Dog Classes Starting Tuesdays, July 5th. A fun Rally and Obedience Class for dogs and dog owners taught by local professional trainer Linda Grace. A great way to get out and play with your four footed friend. Linda teaches beginning skills that dogs love to learn. Classes held at Mill City Scout Cabin on Remine Rd. $75 for all six weeks. Call to preregister: 503-859-3647.

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


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. Mill City 897-3100 7:30pm Santiam Al-Anon for family and friends of alcoholics, open meeting, Mt. View Church, First and Main,Aumsville (across from Neufeldt’s Restaurant)


10am-3pm Judy’s Art Class at Mill City Eagles Lodge. Open to the public. $10, 503-859-2213. 4pm-close Wild Wing Wednesday at Marion Fork Restaurant Wings your way (spicy,bbq,or plain) 60 cents each. 503-854-3669 7pm. AA Meeting Santiam Chapel, Lyons. 7:30-8:30pm Idanha AA at City Hall

Church. 4pm-close Tex Mex Thursday at Marion Forks Restaurant Mexican cuisine for your enjoyment. Only $9.99. 503-854-3669 5:45-9:30pm Teen Movie Night Ages 10-18 First Christian Church, Mill City. All kids MUST be picked up at 9:30pm. Free. 503-602-8742 6pm Cedars Taco Night, Detroit


Free Knife Sharpening Fridays Gene’s Meat Market on Fridays from 3pm-6pm; 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


12pm Senior Meals. Fellowship Hall, MC Presbyterian Church, LANDSCAPE SUPPLY 897-2204 21393 N. Santiam Hwy. • Stayton, OR 97383 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



My First Car

Local man reminisces about the days before sealed windshields, paved roads and his escapades in a candy apple red 1956 MGA.

I purchased my first car when I was 20 years old. It was 12 years old and the candy apple red 1956 MGA with its triple racing stripe was a beauty! I could only afford and maintain the car because my brotherin-law was a foreign car mechanic. The car was a two seat convertible with metal frame but wood floorboards. I remember driving through a mud puddle one day and being splashed in the face with a jet of dirty water coming through the floorboard! The “rag” top had two at-

Beach Blast

tachments on the top to the windshield, one on either side. A C-clamp held the middle portion down to the windshield and the top would leak when it was raining, so I would stuff it with plastic dry cleaning bags. The fuel pump would sometimes stop working while I was driving. The car would die, I would have to remove the cover and tap on the fuel pump and it would start pumping again. I bought my “new” car in my late sophomore year in college, having saved up money from lawn mowing, foliage spraying and land abstract office work. In college, only upper class students could drive on campus. One weekend I drove my stick shift car to college and found myself stopped at an incline at a red light and I

rolled back slightly, not quite able to hold the car steady. I looked in the rear view mirror and saw I had lightly backed into the front bumper of a policeman’s car! He motioned with his hand to go ahead through the intersection. Thank you, Jesus, especially since I was a bit premature in driving my car in the county. One day, I was driving with the top down, my roommate in the rider’s seat, when we turned onto a freshly oiled road. I drove slowly to limit oil on my car, however someone passed us going faster and threw fresh oil all over us! Yuk! What a wonderful and fun car it was to drive. It left me with lots of great memories! Can you guess who this is? Check

back next week to find out!

Mill City Baptist Church

Summer Fun for Kids Free Basketball and VolleyBall Camp

Celebrating God’s Faithfulness

Join us for a once-in-a-lifetime adventure. Dig into adventure-filled Bible stories, create wonderful beach crafts, and experience extraordinary Beach Blast music! We’ll embark on our sandy adventure on

July 11-15, 9am -Noon 140 N. 1st, Mill City

Info:503-536-5414 12

July 11th thru 15th 1:00pm to 4:00pm Santiam High School Gym Sponsored by Mill City Baptist Church and FBC Powell, Knoxville Tenn.

Attention: Middle School and High School Students We Are Offering A Free Basketball and Volleyball Clinic To All Middle School and High School Students (Male And Female). On July 11th, meet at Santiam High School Gym and you will be directed where to go from there. Info: call Brenda at 503-536-5414.

The Canyon Weekly  

June 29, 2011 Volume 2, Issue 26

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