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The Canyon Weekly August 31, 2011

Volume 2, Issue 35

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

Twenty fires burn in local forests Photo courtesy USFS

Editors note: Fire conditions change daily. This article is based on USFS information as of Monday, August 29. Fires can remain dormant for several weeks and residents are asked to keep watch for new smoke.

Thanks to high humidity and average temperatures, the 20 fires burning in Willamette National Forest have remained small, said USFS Detroit Ranger District spokesperson Jennifer O’Leary. The majority of the fires were caused by last week’s lightning strikes. At least one is suspected to be caused by human activity - in a dispersed camping area near Breitenbush Campground. Currently, that fire is contained and officials have placed it into monitoring status until cool. The largest lightning-caused fire is three acres near Opal Creek Wilderness. The other lightning-caused fires are located mainly north of Detroit and are 1/10 to 1/4 acre in size. One small lightning-caused fire was near McCoy Snow Shelter, a popular snowmobile recreation site. It started late last weekend and has since been put out. Locals did not see the fire as a threat to the shelter. Despite the cooperative weather and reduced risk, several local and federal agencies have pooled to bring 23 wildland firefighters, two fire engines, a team of steep terrain rappellers, one fire tender and 22 support personnel like incident command and dispatch.

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Detroit Lake celebrates Labor Day boating

There’s a morning chill in the air, and the evening sky is filled with the hazy smoke from the valley field burning below. School is starting just next week. Yes, summer again, is coming to an end all too soon. Good news however, is fun in the sun is still to be had all throughout the canyon - and Detroit Lake is still full of water and full of fish! “The fish are plentiful, but down deep right now, because the water on top is so warm,” reports Robin of Kane’s Marina. Around the first of September each year, the engineers at Detroit Dam start the process of lowering the lake down to the minimal pool level of 1430 feet above sea level in anticipation of the fall rains. The current level is at 1556 feet and should drop to 1540 feet by mid-October. The Mongold boat ramp is at 1545 feet above sea level. If you’ve never explored the coves on the south side of the lake, but always thought you (cont’d on page 12)

Update on Mill City City Hall Arson Joy Cronin, recently indicted on three counts of arson on Mill City City Hall had her first pre-trial appearance Monday at Linn County Courthouse in Albany. A court appointed attorney, Paul Kuebrich, was assigned to her case. Cronin’s next pre-trial appearance is scheduled for October 3rd at 9:30 in Albany.

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Takin’ On the Oregon State Fair FFA Novice Flower Arranging

Top: Holly Hemphill took 4th place and Hannah Jensen won 7th place in the Novice Flower Arranging. Bottom left: Alexis Strong won 6th place in the same category. Below: the arrangements and winning ribbons.

Three ladies from Santiam High School’s FFA Greenhouse Program took their skills to competition at the state fair - for the first time, according to advisor Nichole Sholz. The group usually competes in a more intensive version of flower arranging at the regional FFA meet. This year, the state fair served as a practice run for veterans Holly Hemphill and Hannah Jensen. For newcomer Alexis Strong, being judged on flower selection, fullness, uniformity and overall appeal was part of the fun. “It was really cool,” said Strong, who’s mom owns Mill City Florist. “It’s definitely different from working at a flower shop.”

FFA Mechanics Competition Zumba Exibition 25 instructors from around the northwest performed on stage at the fair - including local instructor Nicole Miller and her class members Kathy Sherman and Angie Hopson. “It was a great experience,” said Nicole Miller.

Santiam High School’s AJ Thomas won first place for his entry into the Mechanics Exhibit for his fully functional mini-sprint car. The upcoming high school senior was judged on the quality of welding and fabrication for his metal entry, competing against other metal works like trailers.

Photo courtesy of K.D. Knutson photography

Adult and Youth Photography Youth

By Jessica Stewart

Mill City resident Cassie Stewart, 12, captured this shot while out delivering Girl Scout cookies earlier this year. “We came to a friends house and Cassie snapped this photo of the snow slowly melting off the barn,” said mom Jessica Stewart. “It was very cool! We named the photo White Sheets of Snow and while Cassie didn’t win a ribbon, the judges “loved the color” and said it had strong lines and nice composition.” This was Cassie’s first entry, and she says she will continue to keep entering her pictures! See the full color version of this issue - and Cassie’s photo - online at www.TheCanyonWeekly.com! 2

In the adult category, Gates resident Kathy Sherman’s photo titled Cor-nondrum was selected by the judges at the Oregon Salon of Photography for exhibition. Typically, only the best of many entries are put on display in this way. Just previously, Sherman’s image was the first place winner at the Marion County fair.

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It’s all about the natural way for local equine adventure operator Far right: Riding instructor Jahn Hoover on his newest horse, Bonnie, a four year old pinto. Right: Father and daughter Brian and Kialee Coonz of Castle Rock, Washington share a horsey hug.

A small group of smiling horse riders rest in a clearing overlooking Potato Hill. The horses steal bites of blackberries while their humans pat their necks appreciatively. Their guide, Jahn Hoover of Into the Wild Equine Adventures, keeps a gentle watchful eye on the scene, allowing his guests the time to connect with their new equine friends while recalling the lessons of the day so far. One rider clicks lightly, backing her horse up, then stepping right, then left. Another practices leading his with a rope, while young girl in pig tails buries her face into the mane of her mare, taking in a deep breath. On any given day you can find a scene like this on the Monument Peak Trail System south of Gates. On Monday, a mother and her grown daughter caught up on some bonding time, while a father with little horse experience and his ten year old daughter who rides in 4-H try a little role reversal. “There’s such a nice variety of horses here to choose from,” says Debi Batemen of Lyons, riding Venus - a 12 year old Egyptian Crabbet Arabian - who’s ears perk up at the site of a camera. “(Jahn) matched us up perfectly. Each

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raises funds for horse rescues and therapeutic riding programs. They’ve donated rides to Family Building Blocks, Salem Multicultural Society and Gates Fire Hall fund-raisers. By far the Hoovers cite their experiences on the horse - and on the trail - as most satisfactory, with people coming to celebrate anniversaries, birthdays, special family events and even several first dates. “It’s an honor to be able to share these adventures with our guests.”

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The Lyons Garden Club meetings will resume on September 14 after a two month hiatus. The meeting will be held at 1pm in the Lyons Fire Department meeting room. Hostesses will be Barbara Rice and Marjorie Forrest, refreshments will be served. The scheduled program will be a floral workshop. New members and visitors are always welcome. Yearly dues are $5.00 which include a program book for the year. For more information contact: Jean Evett at 503-859-2563 or Diane Stockmar 503394-2197.

• 8pm at the Amphitheater: campfire sing-a-long with a surprise visit with “Bubba” the Bigfoot. Get your scream! Campfire stories, including Ranger Dan’s “Legend of Skookum Canyon” where you live the story. Sunday, September 4 • 2pm Annual Waterfight at Cottonwoods Ball Field. Bring your water balloons, super soakers or whatever holds water for end of summer fun. • 7pm Music by Apache John at the Amphitheater. For more information: Fishermen’s Bend Campground. Family fun, free. Info: Fishermen’s Bend Campground on Facebook or 503-897-2406.

Weekend of FREE fun at Fishermen’s Bend Campground

To celebrate the last weekend before school starts, Ranger Dan and Khrystyl Best will be hosting a weekend of events at Fishermen’s Bend Campground Summer Celebration. Friday, September 2 • 7pm at the Amphitheater: the soft rock/folk music of Apache John • 9-11pm Stargazing and watching Comet Garradd at the Cottonwood Ball field on River Loop (5 telescopes for close & deep space). Saturday, September 3 • 1pm at the Educational Center: children’s treasure hunt for buried school supplies. • 2:30-5:30pm at Cottonwoods Shelter: the classic rock band River Rats. • 4pm at the Educational Center: Bring your GPS or smart phone for Geocaching We will walk and do 2 mock geocaches and talk about others in the park.

Locals organize flag waving ceremony

Themed “Make your self heard without saying a word”, the 10th annual event honors 9/11, firefighters and police

For the tenth year, local organizer Carol Anne Boniface has been waving her flag in honor of those who served and those who lost. The honorary event, held this year at the Gates Gazebo, will include an opening ceremony from veterans group Mill City-Gates American Legion Post 159. Everyone is welcome Sunday, September 11 from 1-4pm at the grassy strip


near Hwy 22. “Come out and bring their flags and American Spirit.” “I’ve been out every 9/11 waving the flag wherever I am that day - to honor those who lost their lives on our soil,” said organizer Carol Anne Boniface. “And to honor our veterans, those who are serving for our freedoms, our firefighters and police. I’m just asking that people come out and bring their flags and American Spirit.”

vised cooking on site so they can begin to learn some in home life skills. In light of this, a pancake night will be coming soon. We’re constantly on the lookout for new ideas... Let us know! One final note…. We send out a weekly youth text message about youth night. If you would like to receive this text update, send an “ADD ME” text to 503602-8742 and you’ll be added to the list. Thanks to the community for the awesome support!” Pastor Brian Byers’ office is located in the Education Building at the Mill City Christian Church property. For those who prefer the less-technology apLocal church offers website, proach to communication, Pastor Byers text messaging notices for up- has installed a new mailbox next to the office front door, just in case anyone coming family events Mill City Christian Church is evolving wants to drop off anything. to meet the community needs. According to Pastor Brian Byers: “After a light summer, our mid-week youth night attendance is back up. Lauretta Benjamin and the youth committee are coming up with some cool ideas for the future. We’d like to let the The Mari-Linn After School Activity parents know that we’ll be sending out Program (ASAP) is looking for 2 vola letter soon with details about what we unteers to help keep this popular and are offering as well as some of our rules. very important project alive. If you like We’ll make this available at www.Mill- working with kids and have a knack CityChristianChurch.com as well. with crafts, this may be the right fit for We have plans to continue our drop-in you. ASAP is held every first and fourth teen movie night on Wednesdays (5:30- Tuesday of each month from 2-4pm. A 9:30pm Ages 10-18 All kids MUST be background check will be necessary. Inpicked up at 9:30pm. Free.) with out- terested? Contact Dottie Maas at 541door games, downstairs games, music 258-6271. and great food too. We also plan to add a homework corner What do you call 100 rabbits for the kids to bring their homework and jumping backward in unison? A receding Hare Line. work on it. They can ask for help from others if they are struggling to underWhat’s the difference between stand how to do something. ignorance and apathy? We also have plans to begin to allow I don’t know and I don’t care! and teach the kids to do some super-

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Oscar Guzman of SHS’s Future Farmers of America Chapter was named a national finalist for the Environmental Science and Natural Resources Proficiency Award. He is one of four FFA members who were recognized as having one of the most outstanding Environmental Science related learning experiences in the nation. The winner will receive a plaque, $1,000 and is eligible for an 8 day trip to Costa Rica this June. Guzman qualified for the award by his efforts with the school district’s work crew - which completed projects like spawning ground restoration, removal of invasive weeds, and management of local campgrounds. As a finalist, Guzman will be traveling

Construction starts on Lyons Grange Hall roof

Thanks to fundraising efforts over the past three years, the kitchen at the Santiam Valley Grange will no longer have a line of waiting buckets to catch this winter’s rains. The $20,000 project to replace the existing aluminum roof started last Thursday with Egner Roofing of Lebanon - with the goal of fixing the north side of the building first. Eight workers spent the weekend tearing off the old aluminum. The Grange will recycle it to generate funds for the south side of the roof.

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No one knows how long the original roof has been there - and the size of the roof made it difficult to find a good contractor. “It’s been on there so long that nobody can remember,” said Head Flunkie Ed Andersen. “Some smaller contractors didn’t want to work with it.” Part of the money for the north side of the roof came from this past summer’s car show, which made $1150 for the project. The next fundraiser will be a turkey dinner on September 17 ($5.50) with a raffle and play skit.

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The Detroit Lake Recreation Area Business Association (DLRABA) is offering free vendor booth spaces at their upcoming Cruz-In Car Show on Saturday, September 17, 10am-3pm. The car show will extend down main street Detroit and is expected to draw over 100 classic vehicles. “This show is not a “club” atmosphere,” said local restaurant owner Rick Ladbury. “We get people from both sides of the mountain.” Admission is free for visitors and $10 registration for car show participants (register online at www.detroitlakeore-

gon.org). Prizes include wine from Willamette Vinyards, among others. Booth spaces are available on a first come, first serve basis and cannot be registered or reserved, so plan on being there early. Power is not available. If you’ve never tried hosting a booth, this is a good way to try out the “outdoor fair” atmosphere without investing a lot of money. For many businesses, all you need is a shade canopy, a table and some marketing materials like business cards and product samples. This is also a great opportunity to meet the Detroit locals and business owners.

Santiam Canyon welcomes new owners to Poppa Al’s restaurant

Building renovations and expanded menu options are on the minds of Mill City’s newest business owners LaDean and Harry. Local landmark Poppa Al’s, formerly owned by Diane and Gene Slye, is known for it’s handmade rolls and was recently purchased by the newcomers - who first came to the canyon to hike Opal Creek Wilderness area. The couple recently moved from Sher-

wood, OR and took official ownership in July. “We stopped in a couple of times and learned the restaurant was for sale,” said Harry. “On our very first visit, we felt like this area was home.” Plans for the restaurant include adding new menu items like Portabella mushroom burgers and Philly Steak Sandwiches. Renovation plans include keeping the 50’s theme but adding some new paint, carpets and a covered porch area, said LaDean. “We’re looking forward to becoming part of the community,” said Harry. “We love the mountains, the river and the people. Poppa Al’s will still offer their full meal deal for $5, as well as ice cream, milk shakes, cinnamon rolls and will continue to host one of the best morning coffee groups in the canyon. Meet LaDean and Harry, the new proprietors of Poppa Al’s in Mill City.

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Bill Sanderson’s River Report August 31, 2011

River conditions have been very stable last week and that will continue until August 31 when the river is scheduled to rise from 1,110 cubic feet per second at Packsaddle up to 1,500 cfs. This increase is a surprise, since the agencies told us recently that the summer level would continue through most of September. Both Detroit Lake and North Santiam River people were enthused about the plan, which has been changed without notice or input. Regardless, the river will still be in tolerable condition for angling and excellent condition for scenic trips by raft, kayak, or expertly handled driftboat. The new level is forecast for ten days, and changes are possible. All we really know is that we may have 1,500 cfs for a week or more and conditions are good. Salmon were starting to hang around spawning beds last week, and so were turkey buzzards. The spawning should start this week. Maybe we will see some today. All North Santiam River runs have some unique features, and all are navigable this week.

              

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Across 4. An Egyptian Crabbet Arabian. 7. This patriotic gal makes herself heard. 11. Learn to _______Tuesdays at the Canyon Baptist Church. 12. This Bubba can make you scream at Fisherman’s Bend. 15. Look for this Comet at the Cottonwoods Friday night. 16. Accused,blamed. 17. AJ’s fully functional mini-car. 20. Detroit Lake and Kane’s. 22. A big bird, and Judy has art classes here. 24. Lumber yard with a great deal on Valspar paint. 25. This future farmer makes a fantastic role model for young scientists. Down 1. Made Poppa Al’s famous.

2. This big boat could hold a party. 3. Nicole’s class rocked the State Fair. 5. Yummy triple crown at Fresh to You. 6. On the “Edge” with Wolverine Burgers. 8. Three SHS girls “arranged” the state fair. 9. Get “into it” on horseback. 10. Hidden on the lake’s south side. 13. MC Christian Church gettin’ techno. 14. Puts on a pretty show, but starts fires too. 18. Wave the Red White and Blue on 9/11/11. 19. His “Poppa” has been newly adopted. 21. How Detroit Lake is measured, rather than in Cubic Feet per second. 23. Ranger Dan’s canyon legend. 9


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Info: David business environment and want to work at Maurice’s Bistro 390 SE Church St. Plotts, Caroline Gillaspy 503-897-2311. Sublimity (503) 932-4667 $5.00 to play with fun, upbeat and community-mind10 Game Packet (3-up) and dauber ined people? cluded Open To Everyone - CA$H Prizes •Have a few hours a week to help Santiam High School Open House Sept Thursday, September 1 coordinate local events, like the Cas5:30-7pm Oregon Connections Academy 14, 4-7pm cade Foothills Saturday Faire and the public information session at the Stayton Gates Elementary Open House and Santiam Canyon Awards Night? Public Library (515 N. 1st Ave). Book Fair Sept 15, 6-7:30pm The North Santiam Chamber of Com6:30pm Santiam Canyon School DisDetroit Lake Cruz-In Classic Car merce is a non-profit organization servtrict board meeting at the District OfRally Sept 17. Register at www. ing the business community through its fice, Evergreen St. Mill City. 897-2311 detroitlakeoregon.com. many generous volunteers. Chamber Talk Like A Pirate Party Sept 17, 8pm Friday, September 2 Board Members meet 1x month and must Mill City Eagles Lodge. New members/ Santiam HS Football at Willamina be current members. To find how you can guests welcome. 897-3100 Santiam HS Volleyball at McKenzie. help grow the value of this unique com2012 Mill City Fourth of July Commit7pm Mill City Moose Lodge Wii Game munity, contact Eric Ortiz 503.897.2393 tee applications due Sept. 20 to Mill City Night New members/guests welcome. or www.nschamber.org or director@ City Hall. Citizens interested in serving 7-11pm Camp FishBend Summer Celnschamber.org. please submit a letter of interest to Mayor ebration with Ranger Dan at Fishermen’s $10 sports physicals at Santiam MediTim Kirsch. Info: Stacie Cook 503-897Bend Campground. Family fun, free. cal Clinic in Mill City. Sports physicals 2302. The committee appointments will Info: Facebook or 503-897-2406 for local middle and high school students be made at the regular city council meet• 7pm the soft rock/folk music of planning on participating in school sancing of September 27, 2011. Apache John at the Amphitheater. tioned sports. Walk-in appointments are Puppy Kindergarten/Star Puppy Class • 9-11pm Stargazing and watching available Thursdays, September 1st and with Social Graces Dog Training at Comet Garradd at the Cottonwood 8th, 4pm-6pm on a first come first serve D’Tail Grooming in Stayton. Mondays Ball field on River Loop (5 telebasis. Call for more information: 503for 8 weeks starting Sept 26. Friendly, scopes for close & deep space). 897-4100. non-aggressive, vaccinated dogs only, Sublimity Harvest Festival Sept 9thSaturday, September 3 please. Info: Linda Grace 503-859-3647, 11th on Hwy 22. For event times, visit: 1-10pm Camp FishBend Summer Celwww.sublimityharvestfest.com/schedule. SocialGracesDogTraining@gmail.com. ebration with Ranger Dan at Fishermen’s Canyon Readers at Trexler Farm in php. Guests who bring two cans of food Bend Campground. Family fun, free. Mehama: Oct. 13: Islands in the Stream will receive $2 off their Sunday general Info: Facebook or 503-897-2406 by Earnest Hemmingway. Nov. 10: The admission ticket. Info:www.sublimity• 1pm at the Educational Center: Innocent Man by John Grisham. Dinner harvestfest.org or Festival Grounds at children’s treasure hunt for buried starts at 6:30pm, discussion starts at 7pm. 503.769.3579. school supplies. Herb Bastuscheck 503-859-2668. Harvest Breakfast September 11, 7am • 2:30-5:30pm at Cottonwoods ShelFederal Lakes Recreation Committee - noon at Sublimity Fire Hall at 115 N. ter: the classic rock band River Rats. Parker St. All you can eat pancakes, eggs, Detroit Lake meets Oct 19, 6:30pm • 4pm at the Educational Center: at Detroit Ranger Station. Info: www. sausage, coffee and juice. Adults $5; SeBring your GPS or smart phone for detroitlakeoregonrecreation.com niors 60+ and children 6-12 $4; children Geocaching We will walk and do 2 five and under are free. Proceeds fund the 9th Annual Santiam Canyon School mock geocaches and talk about othSantiam Memorial Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship Fund and needed purchases for various hospital departments. Info: 503-749-2910. Santiam Community Chorus resumes rehearsals Sept. 12 at Mill

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ers in the park. • 8pm at the Amphitheater: campfire sing-a-long with a surprise visit with “Bubba” the Bigfoot. Get your scream on! Campfire stories, including Ranger Dan’s “Legend of Skookum Canyon” where you live the story.

Sunday, September 4

2-9pm Camp FishBend Summer Celebration with Ranger Dan at Fishermen’s Bend Campground. Family fun, free. Info: Facebook or 503-897-2406 • 2pm Annual Waterfight at Cottonwoods Ball Field. Bring your water balloons, super soakers or whatever holds water for end of summer fun. • 7pm Music by Apache John at the Amphitheater.

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10am-3pm North Santiam Quilters, Gates Church, all levels! 897-2102 4pm-8pm Youth Center for 7th-12 grades. Air Hockey, Ping Pong, Foos Tuesdays Ball. FREE. Mill City Baptist Church. 10am-2pm Quilting Club Canyon Baptist Church 446 Cedar St, Lyons 503- 4pm-close Tex Mex Thursday at Marion Forks Restaurant Mexican 910-4918 cuisine for your enjoyment.$9.99. 50312pm Senior Meals Fellowship Hall, Tuesday, September 6 Mill City Presbyterian Church. Meals on 854-3669 6:30-8pm Zumba in the Canyon with School starts for Santiam Canyon School Wheels avail. Ruth:503 897-2204 District (Mill City, Gates, Detroit, Idahna) Nicole Miller 1 hr. cardio, 30 mins. abs 1pm Eagles Lodge Bingo Open to (Grades 10-12 starts Sept 7th). Call 503-897& glutes (bring your mat) $5/session. everyone. Mill City 897-3100 2321 for registration info. 7:30pm Santiam Al-Anon for family and Santiam High School commons 265 SW School starts for North Santiam School Evergreen St. Mill City 503-949-7621 District (Lyons, Mehama) Call 503-769-6924 friends of alcoholics, open meeting, Mt. Fridays View Church, Aumsville for registration info. Free Knife Sharpening Fridays at School starts for Regis High School - new Wednesdays Gene’s Meat Market from 3pm-6pm students. Info: 503-769-2159 4pm-close Wild Wing Wednesday at (limit 5, please). Located at the flashing Marion Fork Restaurant Wings your Wednesday, September 7 yellow light on Hwy 22 in Mehama. 503way (spicy,bbq,or plain) 60 cents each. School starts for Santiam Canyon School 859-2252. District Grades 10-12 (Mill City, Gates, 503-854-3669 10am-12pm Kid Zone Fun, crafts and Detroit, Idahna) Info: 503-897-2321 5:30-9:30pm Teen Movie Night Ages a FREE sack lunch. Mill City Baptist School starts for Regis High School - re10-18 Mill City Christian Church, Mill turning students. Info: 503-769-2159 Church. 140 N. 1st. St (503) 536-5414 City. All kids MUST be picked up at 10am-3pm Judy’s Art Class at Mill City 1pm Canyon Senior Center Open 9:30pm. Free. 503-602-8742 Eagles Hall. Oil painting, all levels welcome. 7pm. AA Meeting Santiam Chapel, Lyons. Pinochle 844 South First St, Mill City $10 per class. Weekly on Wednesdays. 503503-897-4176 7:30-8:30pm Idanha AA at City Hall 859-2213. Drop in, open to everyone. 7:30-8:30pm Idanha AA Mtg at City 7pm Wii Bowling Tournament at Mill Thursday, September 8 City Eagles Lodge. Prizes for high scores Hall 6:30pm Canyon Readers at Trexler Saturdays awarded at the end of each month. New Farm in Mehama. The Devil in the White members/guests welcome. 897-3100 8pm City by Erik Larson. Dinner starts at Thursdays 6:30pm, discussion starts at 7pm. Herb 12pm Senior Meals. Fellowship Hall, Bastuscheck 503-859-2668. MC Presbyterian Church, 897-2204 6:30-7:30pm Mill City Middle School Open House Pastor Brian Byers Gates Community

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4pm-8pm Youth Center for 7th-12 grades. Air Hockey, Ping Pong, etc. FREE. Mill City Baptist Church. 5-7:30pm Eagles Lodge Taco Night New members welcome. 897-3100 6:30-8pm Zumba in the Canyon with Nicole Miller 1 hr. cardio, 30 mins.

abs & glutes (bring your mat) $5/session. Santiam High School commons 265 SW Evergreen St. Mill City 503-949-7621

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Christian Church www.millcitychristianchurch.org

Sunday School 9am Worship 10am

Church of Christ

“..reaching the canyon for Christ.”

Mike Stair, Minister Sunday School 9am Worship 10am

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Steve Neilsen wins education Lighthouse Award

Feeding the fire...Err, the firefighters!

This group of BLM wildland firefighters, known as the Westside Fire Crew, helped save our forest - and support our local economy at the same time. After fighting a lightning-caused fire near Crown Lake, just inside the NW section of the Mt. Jefferson wilderness, this crew from Eugene and Salem fueled their own fires with some great food at the Idanha Grill last Saturday. USFS officials report that the fire they were assigned to has been put into monitoring status.

Gates resident Steve Neilsen is the 2011 recipient of the Oregon Department of Education’s Lighthouse Award for his work with the Santiam Canyon School District. The award recognizes outstanding efforts by school employees. Neilsen was nominated by District Superintendent Brad Yates for his professionalism and problem solving within his position as District Business Manager, as well as his commitment to the local community. “Throughout his time with the school district, Steve has exhibited the highest degree of self-confidence and professionalism,” said Superintendent Brad Yates in his nomination letter. “Steve takes great pride in all his work and is relentless in making sure the tiniest details are given his upmost attention.”

Detroit marinas offer weekend boat rentals for fun and fishing

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get around to it, late summer is an excellent time to swim the quiet recesses and explore the steep terrain, throw in a line, and share some time with friends and family Both Kane’s Marina, and Detroit Marina plan to continue to offer boat rentals through the Detroit native Autumn 2nd week of September, with Warden works the docks at 20 to 24 foot pontoons availKane’s Marina pumping gas and able. These big comfy boats parking boats. can accommodate up to 14 of your friends, and make a perfect platform for fishing, picnicking, swimming, and soaking up those last precious rays of sun. The marinas also have fishing skiffs available, at a somewhat lower price, and the Detroit Lake Marina has Waverunners for rent through September 1st.


August 31, 2011 The Canyon Weekly