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The Canyon Weekly October 24, 2012

Volume 3, Issue 43

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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Mountain Edge Cafe returns to the Kirschs A new sign as you enter town, a new menu to tempt your tummy and several familiar faces help welcome you back to Mountain Edge Cafe in Mill City. Dale and Mary Kirsch of Gates, have returned once again to the restaurant business. Having been “retired” for nearly 11 months, they are now back overseeing the day to day affairs of the popular breakfast/ lunch eatery. The Kirschs were raised in the North Santiam Canyon and raised their five children here as well and have spent most of their 56 years of marriage here. Their lifelong, first hand local experience brings them both to having a deep rooted sense of the history of the canyon. The restaurant is decorated with antique logging tools and historical photos. “I really want to keep expanding on that by bringing in more photos and artifacts that show the rich diversity of community, and the history of the timber industry,” said Mary Kirsch. The restaurant will continue to serve all

the same standards, plus some more. The refurbished menu reads like a wishlist of comfort foods. “It reads like a vegans worst nightmare!” jokes Brian Barker of Lyons. Indeed, if you want steak and eggs, and bacon and’ve come to the right place. Add in BLT’s, Rubens and hot roast beef, and the appeal increases. Ken Cartwright of Salem lists those as his fav’s, and says, “the bottomless cup of coffee is always a good thing too.” “As a vegetarian, I go there for the breakfast, and I appreciate that they have great gardenburgers,” ads Colleen Samuel of Gates. Besides their menu choices, the interesting local historical displays and the warm family friendly atmosphere, we are just glad Mountain Edge Cafe is here, and is an integral part of the community. Says Mary Kirsch, “I keep trying to retire, but here I am, and it sure is good to see everyone again.”

Lyons Rural Fire Department looks for third time charm Some outdated rescue rigs and increased maintenance costs are driving the all volunteer crew of the Lyons Rural Fire Department to seek the community’s approval of a $1 million bond measure. This will be the third time the department goes to the voters to seek funding for the continued protection services. Measure 22-115 is expected to cost Lyons homeowners about $6/month on an average $100,000 home, and the money will be used to replace the antiquated trucks. “There is no value to them being in the fire service any more, and we’ve racked up over $31,000 in the past 2 years in maintenance costs alone. If we don’t say this stuff is getting old, we’re not doing our job,” said Byron Brown, president of the volunteer association, and fire truck engineer. “Plus, home insurance agencies look to the ongoing accreditation of local fire departments to keep homeowners insurance at a low cost. It’s a win-win.” The Lyons Rural Fire Department serves about 4,000 people in the areas in and around Lyons of nearly 37 square miles.

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Mill City City Hall thanks the community for their support

The Canyon Weekly PO Box 721 Lyons, OR 97358 503-990-3037 The Canyon Weekly is published weekly each Wednesday by Karen Widmer/ The Canyon Weekly 160 N. 1st St, Mill City, Or, 97360 P.O. Box 721 Lyons, OR 97358. Subscription price: $38 annually. Application to mail at Periodicals Postage Rates is Pending at Mill City, Oregon 97360 Postmaster: Send address changes to The Canyon Weekly, PO Box 721, Lyons, OR 97358. Phone: 503-990-3037.

The City of Mill City Council and staff wish to express our sincere appreciation to those who stepped in and offered assistance after the 2010 fire that destroyed City Hall. Due to the generosity of first Santiam Memorial Hospital and the North Santiam Chamber of Commerce, city staff had a roof over their heads the day after City Hall burned. For the last two years City Hall has been housed in a building belonging to Mill City Pharmacy owners Randy and Kathy Mickey. Also, a great big thank you to the Santiam Canyon School District, the Mill City Fire Department and Green Mountain Real Estate for the use of meet-

ing rooms to hold monthly Planning and Council meetings. As we settle into our new home we wish to say how much the use of these locations benefitted not only staff and Council but the community as a whole. The City is fully functional within the new building, including holding regular meetings of City commissions. The outpouring of support helped the City to move forward in a positive direction while working to construct a new building. Reprinted with permission from the October 2012 Mill City Messenger, a monthly newsletter produced by the City of Mill City staff. Find the next issue at

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6-8pm North Santiam Eagles Auxiliary annual Halloween party at Santiam Elementary School gym. FREE to kids thru grade 8. Games, prizes, snacks, and drinks Letters to the Editor may be edited for space or content available. Take home the loot! Costume contest at 7pm in four age divisions (0-3; 4-7; and are printed as the opinion of the author. 8-11; 12-14). Prizes will be awarded for the top three costumes of each division. The evening is FREE to the kids thanks to the support of our community and Mill City Staff Eagles Lodge members. Karen Widmer US Postal Permit Number 5610

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Lyons-Mehama Neighborhood Watch candy hand out at the Lyons Post Office parking lot. Anyone interested in learning about the organization and/or volunteering may get information and questions answered; and of course, candy as well! Info: 503-859-3152. Haunted House at Santiam Valley Grange Hall 1140 5th Street Lyons. $3 per person or 3 cans of food (no outdated items). Appropriate for all ages.

Girl Scouts hold donation drive on Nov 3 The local Girl Scout Troop #10102 is having a can and bottle drive, along with a food drive, on November 3, 10am-2pm on the corner of Evergreen and 1st St. in Mill City. If you would like someone to pick up your donations, please call 503-897-5112. The food will be distributed among the local churches to give out for Thanksgiving boxes.

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Election 2012 Candidate Statements

Editors note: We offered each local candidate who filed to run in the November 2012 election an opportunity to address the voters with 250 words of unedited space. The following are their submissions. Opinions and views expressed here are not necessarily those of The Canyon Weekly.

State Representative Candidate: Sherrie Sprenger Our state is currently at a crossroads. Protecting our family budgets, expanding our local job base, and improving our schools. These are the pertinent issues that concern citizens and precisely the ones that Sherrie Sprenger has fought for in the Oregon Legislature. I have full confidence in her abilities to

bring Oregon together and move Oregon forward as she has done for us in the past. That’s why Sherrie Sprenger has my vote, she needs your vote also. Submitted by Sandy Lyness, Broker for Green Mountain Real Estate and President of the North Santiam Chamber of Commerce.

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Mill City City Council Candidate: Ann Holaday A sign I saw recently stated, “Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.” As a 16 year incumbent City Councilor of Mill City I feel I have the knowledge and wisdom to continue building on the assets I know to be in place in our community, and not mess up a good “fruit salad”. Mill City has an enviable list of community assets in the abundance of natural beauty, a proud history of timber production, a Downtown Development Plan, low crime rate, financial stability in unsettling times due to conservative planning, an Economic Development Committee, a dedicated Volunteer Fire Department, a conscientious Planning Commission, and the GROW Program which helps small businesses develop. We have a wonderful parks and trails system which is growing and attracting visitors. The list is endless. Community volunteers top my list of things to be grateful for in Mill City.

While I am serving in one arena, others, including our young people, are serving in the schools, in civic groups, their churches, the library, and a host of other places...all contributing to the overall good health of our city. I currently serve on the Community Assistance (Food Bank) board (18 years), and as editor of the North Santiam Historical Society News, in addition to serving as Police Commissioner on the Mill City Council. Previously I served as an officer on the Chamber of Commerce board for 10 years, and as a volunteer with the Crisis Center. My policy has always been to always be available to hear any ideas, questions, concerns, or complaints you may have for or about city issues. Toward that end, I have a listed phone number and welcome your calls any time. I look forward to serving you and supporting community growth for another four years if re-elected.

All candidates running for local office may submit a statement of their platform for print in an upcoming issue. All submissions must be 250 words or less. Please email your submission to

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The North Santiam rose last week because of Fall rains. Some leaves have dropped, but many of the brilliant Fall colors remain. We are in the peak of the season for scenic beauty, but we do have rain scheduled and some marginal weather. Outdoor events need to have careful planning this time of year, but conditions are great some of the time. North Santiam Watershed Council has a renewed interest in the Upper Bennett Dam issues at Stayton Island. On a recent visit there, we observed four steelhead trying to jump up the dam because they had not found the entrance to the fish ladder. They were thrown around by the fast water and finally dropped back downstream after trying unsuccessfully to jump the dam. We did not observe any downstream migrants, but this is not the best time of year for that. It is obvious that downstream migrants would rub off their protective coating when they hit the cement pad at the bottom of the dam. When the protective coating is rubbed off, the fish are vulnerable to viruses in the lower river. The mortality occurs miles from the dam, so it is not traceable back to the source. Perhaps a study needs to be made to document the problems. Previous watershed meetings had presentations by a university hydrology department that showed possible modifications to the dam that would solve these problems. Perhaps the council will reconsider these proposals and other

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ideas to restore our fish runs. The North Santiam River had 60% of all steelhead and salmon spawning beds in the entire Willamette Valley prior to the construction of the thirteen reservoirs that give us flood protection. The Watershed Council meets usually on the second Thursday of the month in Stayton at 7:00 in the Community Center. Their website is informative. Just Google the North Santiam Watershed Council. Steelheaders Salem Chapter had an excellent meeting last week, and guide Kelly Short made short work of filleting a salmon. He likes to fish in Tillamook Bay rivers and offshore and specializes in salmon. The next board meeting for the Steelheaders is on November 7 at 6:30 p.m. at Wholesale Sports in Salem. Regular members and guests are invited to attend and participate in the planning for Chapter events. Detroit Federal Lakes Recreation Committee met last week at the Detroit Forestry Building and many agency people explained the changes in the Lake with the annual drawdown. Most of the boats are already removed, but there is still some activity at the marina. North Santiam River Guides Association meets on October 24 at 6:00 p.m. at Neufeldt’s Diner in Aumsville. Upcoming river activities will be discussed. Steelheaders Association banquet will be on November 10 at the Red Lion Inn in Portland. Tickets may still be available at the

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Congratulations to our Lady Wolverine Volleyball team, steamrolling ahead to the Tri-River Conference league playoffs. The girls dominated all three games against East Linn last Thursday, with scores of 25-18, 25-16 and 25-12, ranking the Wolverines 20th in the state for 2A schools. Then, Tuesday evening Santiam advanced again, beating Central Linn in the first round of the league playoffs 3-0 with scores of 20-25, 23-25, 25-23. Brittney Thompson lead the team with 9 kills and Harli Davidson with 6. Olivia Santos added 19 digs and Kelsey Arndt stuck 4 aces. “The girls are familiar with their position and it’s all starting to click, when they are all doing their job they are a well oiled machine,� said Coach Alicia Corey. The 2012 Santiam High School Varsity Volleyball team, pictures left to right: Senior Olivia Santos, Senior McKenzie Reeser, Junior Alicia Clark, Junior Harli Davidson, Coach Alicia Corey, Junior Kelsey Arndt, Senior Brittney Thompson, Sophomore Hannah Thompson and Freshman Lindsey Reeser. Congratulations to Terry Parker, the winner of the Santiam fleece blanket, made by the Santiam High School Volleyball Team. The blank raffle raised $350 towards the volleyball program. “Thank you to everyone that purchased a ticket,� said organizer Alicia Corey.

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Classified Ads HELP WANTED High School Head Baseball Coach. Santiam Canyon School District is accepting applications for a High School Head Baseball Coach. This position is open until filled. Additional information is available at the District Office, 150 SW Evergreen, Mill City or call Nichole at 503897-2321. Help wanted: Part time housekeeper for Lodge at Detroit Lake. $9/ hour. Also taking applications for cafe help. Cafe to open mid-December. Call Michelle or Laddie at 503-854-3344, or come in in person. For Sale $50,000.00 (as is) Old Mobile with Addition 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath 50’ x 100’ Fenced Lot. Info: Mike or Pam Wright 503-897-3206, 503-871-7141 Give the Gift of Life: First Aid/CPR classes at Trexler Farms in Mehama available monthly with minimum enrollment. Pre-registration required. Group and corporate classes also available at your location.

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Publishers Notice: All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation, or discrimination based on Judy’s Art Class Every color, race, sex, religion, Wed. at Eagle’s Hall in handicap, familial status Mill City 10am to 3pm. or national origin, or an Cost: $10 a day. For more intention to make any such preference, limitation or information call Judy Hol- discrimination. The Canyon Weekly will not knowingly man at 503-859-2213. accept any advertising that For Rent 1 bedroom violates this law. All dwellings advertised are avail on studio with office, on a an equal opportunity basis.

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Campfires allowed again as fire restrictions are lifted

The onset of fall rains means that visitors can once again be allowed to have campfires in both rock and iron ring campfire sites; including those located in developed and undeveloped camping sites. Smoking outside of vehicles is also permitted. “We appreciate the public’s’ understanding and compliance during the time these activities were restricted,” commented Interagency Fire Staff Sean Stafford “and we are glad that the fire danger is now much reduced. Please continue to ensure your fire is dead out when you leave your site.” Fall colors can still be seen, but public information assistant Karen Roberts notes that in some places, the color is near peak; so she advises folks to get out there now and enjoy the annual display while they can. Fall rains also mean slick and leaf-covered roads notes Forest Engineer Helmut Kreidler; “Drivers are advised that stopping distances are now longer, and forest roads will be covered with leaves and other autumn debris that will likely obscure fog lines and other safety markings. Please slow down so that everyone comes home safely.”


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Clarence V. Carson August 9, 1935 – October 13, 2012

Clarence Victor Carson, 77, of Lyons, Oregon passed away on Saturday, October 13, 2012, peacefully in his home. Clarence was born in Portland, Oregon on August 9, 1935. He graduated from Salem High and continued on to the Air Force’s 3392nd Division on the Keesler Air Force base located in Mississippi. He retired from the Salem, Oregon Boise Cascade Plant in 1997 after over 30 years of dedicated employment. Throughout his life, he enjoyed camp-

ing with his family, fishing, hunting and bowling. His biggest passion was golfing which included being a longtime member of the Santiam Golf Course’s Men’s Club. Clarence was a loving father, friend and coworker who will be dearly missed. Clarence was preceded in death by his father,

Clarence K. Carson, wife Carroll C. Carson, daughter-in-law Lisa Marie Carson; and grandson Carson J. Basl. Clarence is survived by his mother Donna Parsons; sister Donna Shults; cousins Marvin and Alice; sons, Mark Cline, Vic (Etta) Cline , Ken Carson, David Carson; daughters, Debbie (Randy) Gurule, Kate Carson; as well as nine grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday, October 19, 2012 at Weddle Funeral Chapel.

Funeral Announcement: Funeral Services for Nancy Stoddard ( April 18, 1911-- October 19, 2012) will be held on Friday, October 26 at 11am at Restlawn Funeral home in West Salem, 201 Oak Grove Road.

Traveling Dignity Memorial Vietnam Wall Comes to Portland, Community Invited

Eagles Lodge to honor veterans with open house, free membership

The Dignity Memorial® Vietnam Wall, a three-quarter-scale traveling replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., will be open for public viewing November 9-12 at Skyline Memorial Gardens, 4101 NWSkyline Blvd,Portland. Mill City Eagles is holding an open house on Free and open to the public 24 hours a day, the replica is eight feet high and 240 Sunday, November 11, 1pm in honor of Veterans feet long. Its black, reflective surface is inscribed with the names of more than Day. Join them in a salute to the fallen, our cur58,000 servicemen and women who died or are missing in Vietnam. Paper and rent active military personnel, and veterans. pencils will be provided so visitors can make rubbings of names etched on the wall. A spaghetti dinner from 2-4pm will be provided. “The monument was created as a service to those who might never travel to the Veterans and active military personnel eat for nation’s capital to experience the Vietnam Veterans Memorial firsthand,” said JC free; $3 for all other guests. Veterans and current Aubry, area director for Dignity Memorial providers in Portland. “Our replica ofactive military personnel may join the Mill City fers visitors a chance for healing and reflections, and we are very pleased to be able Eagles Lodge for free for one year. 503-897-3100. to share it.” Dedicated to all Americans who served in Vietnam and honoring all veterans of the U.S. military, the Dignity Memorial Vietnam Wall was created in 1990. To date, Americans. For more information, please visit www. the replica has traveled to more than 200 cities and has been visited by millions of or call 503-292-6611.

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Events Coming Soon Revival Services at Mill City Baptist Church November 2, 6pm at 815 N W Santiam Blvd Small Steps, Big Results Free business class with GROW North Santiam, monthly on Mondays, starting November 5, at Trexler Farm Cafe in Mehama from 8am-10am. Open to everyone. RSVP to Allison McKenzie at 503-871-5188 (or you can also just show up). 20146 Ferry Rd SE, Mehama. 8:30-10am North Santiam Chamber of Commerce Greeters Business Networking at Trexler Farm Cafe in Mehama (20146 Ferry Rd, Stayton). Guests welcome. 503-897-5000, Canyon Readers at Trexler Farm in Mehama. Upcoming books include - Nov 8: The Big Burn by Timothy Egan. Dec 13: The God Antennae by Niko Zinvii. Dinner 6pm, discussion at 7pm; meets every second Thursday of the month. Info: Herb Bastuscheck 503-859-2668. Ladies Night - Pathways to a Healthier You November 8, 4pm-7pm. Have a fun evening with friends, food, wine, healthy vendors and chocolate at Fresh to You Produce & Garden Center 41639 Stayton Scio

Road, Stayton. Join us for a great start to your healthy, happy Holidays! Info: 503-769-9682.

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vember 10, 7pm in the junior/senior high school commons. Tickets are $20 per person; RSVP to 503-897-2311 by October 22. There will be no sales at the door. Turkey Shoot with Mill City Eagles Lodge November 10, 3pm. 640 SW Broadway Mill City 503-897-3100. Friends of the Lyons Library annual book sale November17, 9am-3pm at St. Patrick’s Hall on 7th and Ash Streets in Lyons. Purchase a cool book bag for $5 and fill it with books. Hardback books are $1; paperback books are 50 cents or 3 for $1; videos are 5 for $1. 503-859-2366 Canyon Crafters Holiday Bazaar at Mari-Linn School on November 17 Holiday Bazaar Sponsored by Santiam High School International Club November 17, 8am-2pm at SJSHS Commons. Table Rental is $10 for 6’x2’ table. Contact Caroline 503-897-2311 #240, or 503-507-3930. Civil War Game at Mill City Eagles Lodge Ducks vs. Beavers. November 24, potluck and prize drawings. 640 SW

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Events This Week Ongoing until Saturday, Oct 26: Collecting gently worn clothing, jackets and shoes for free clothing exchange at Mill City Baptist Church, 3:30-6pm.

Wednesday, October 24 6pm North Santiam River Guides Association at Neufeldt’s Diner in Aumsville. 6:30pm Mill City Lions Club meets at Mt. Edge Cafe, 320 NW Santiam Blvd, Mill City. Sandy Lyness 503-551-2645

Thursday, October 25 Santiam Elementary: Ms. Boyce’s class trip French Prairie Gardens Pumpkin Patch 8:30am North Santiam Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors meets (last Thursday of every month) at Mill City City Hall (444 S 1st Ave Mill City, OR) to discuss issues relating to Chamber operations. 503-897-5000, 3:30pm Stayton High School Girls Soccer home game vs. Central High School 4-5:30pm 5 2 1 0 Challenge ~ TrainThe-Trainer Session at Santiam Memorial

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Friday, October 26 7pm Santiam High School Football home game vs. Culver High School

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Pink Women’s Health 10am-2pm Clothing Exchange at the Mill Series at Santiam Memorial Hospital Freres Auditorium, City Baptist Church Free clothes and Jackets for Kids and Adults. Also the Youth 1401 N Tenth Avenue, Stayton. Mon-Thurs 5:30a-4p 16oz Real Fruit Smoothies 5:30a-5p $4.00 Group will be selling pumpkins for $3 each. Amy Sutkus, MD presents: The Fri Sat-Sun 6:30a-5p Pill, the Patch, the Ring Oh My Thur-Double Punch call 503-602-5874 for more info. Hwy 22 & Gates Hill Rd 503.897.6031 - What are your birth control 10am Detroit Lake Rec Area Business options? Association meets at Cedars Restaurant. Guest Trey Carskadon of BDC Advertising, Ongoing Weekly Inc.; Mud Run-Review & results of 1st anEvents nual event. Next year on October 12,2013; Active Listings Neighborhood Report Sold & Pending Fishing Derby-May 17,18 & 19th, 2013; 6am-8am and 3pm-6pm Mill Price Changes *E-Mail Address Required City Baptist Church before and The Detroit Lake Foundation – a 501 C3 Organization; Main St. Sewer Project (This after school Kids Zone. Transportation to and from school provided. Suzette Boudreaux effort is now in care of the Detroit City 818 Santiam Blvd. 503 536-5414 Call 503-949-4643 for details Council); Fireworks Over the Lake – To be 6am-6pm Builders: Mill City held on Saturday July 6th, 2013; Cruz-In at Christian Church Before & After Detroit Lake-September 21, 2013. We still School Program Ages K-12yrs. need a WEB MASTER. The next Meeting 503-897-2716, 251 SW 3rd St. www.millci- come. Weekly on Wednesdays. Drop in, Canyon Weekly.indd 1 open to all. 503-859-2213 6/20/2012 11:35:58 AM is November 17, 10am. Meetings will be 4pm-8pm Youth Center for 7th-12 grades. the 3rd Saturday of the month at 10am. Mondays Air Hockey, Ping Pong, Foos Ball. FREE. 4pm-8pm Youth Center for 7th-12th 11am-1pm Joseph’s Storehouse of Hope Mill City Baptist Church. grades. Air Hockey, Ping Pong, Foos Ball. Food Bank distribution for the Mehama7pm AA Meeting Santiam Chapel, Lyons. FREE. Mill City Baptist Church. Lyons at Mari-Linn School Gym. First Thursdays 6-7pm Santiam Canyon AA support group come, first serve. Info: 503-859-2849. 10am-3pm North Santiam Quilters, Gates meets at Mill City Christian Church, 233 Church, all levels! 897-2102 SW Third Ave. Info: Chaplain John Olivera Sunday, October 28 12pm Meals on Wheels, Senior Meals. 10am-2pm Trexler Farm Sunday Brunch 503-910-8164. Fellowship Hall, MC Presbyterian Church. 6:30-8pm Zumba in the Canyon SHS - Ships A-hoy Pirates theme! 20146 Ferry Ruth:503 897-2204 commons 265 SW Evergreen St. Mill City Rd. SE Mehama. Brunch includes buffet 3:30-5pm Good News Club at Mill City 503-949-7621 breakfast with locally produced goods, Baptist Church. Kids K-4 grade. Bible 7-8:30pm Santiam Community Chorus stories, singing, games, snack. Free. 815 non-alcoholic beverages and dessert bar. rehearses every Monday evening at Mill Reservations encouraged: $11.95/adult with City Christian Church in Mill City. All are Santiam Blvd. change ad 5:30-8pm Youth Movie Night Ages 10-18 welcome, sopranos needed. Info: Jo Ann reservation; $6.95/child 4-10 yrs. with Mill City Christian Church. Kids MUST be Hebing 503-859-3426 reservation; 3 and under free. Or, $14.95/ picked up by 8:30. Free. Not held on weeks person at the door. Satisfaction guaranteed! Tuesdays with Friday school. 10am-2pm Quilting Club Canyon Bible 503.859.4488, 4-5pm Weight Watchers at Work meets Fellowship, Lyons 910-4918 at the SHS library. New members, transfers Monday, October 29 12pm Meals on Wheels, Senior Meals welcome! Info: Roseanna Juhola 503-8976-7pm Santiam Canyon AA support group Fellowship Hall, MC Presbyterian. Meals 2368 on Wheels. Ruth:503-897-2204. $3.50 meets at Mill City Christian Church, 233 6pm Bible Study at Living Water Church SW Third Ave. Info: Chaplain John Olivera donation recommended. of God, Sorbin St. Gates. 7:30pm Santiam Al-Anon, Mt. View 503-910-8164. 6:30-8pm Zumba in the Canyon Santiam Church, Aumsville High School commons 503-949-7621

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Date: 10/14/12 Time: 0:37 DOG COMPLAINT KINGWOOD AV Caller advising that there is a grey pitbull that is being aggressive towards people. Date: 10/14/12 Time: 2:51 SUICIDAL-SUBJECT DOGWOOD ST male, feeling suicidal thoughts only weapons available are kitchen knives. Date: 10/14/12 Time: 11:10 DOG COMPLAINT BROADWAY ST Caller was out walking her dog and the people that live in the residence have a pit bull that was not confined and it came charging out. Date: 10/14/12 Time: 14:05 JUV-RUNAWAY RPT MAIN ST Lyons Caller reporting her foster child has runaway from home Caller statesfoster child ran away on Friday 101212.was scheduled to take a bus to Albany and instead went elsewhere. Date: 10/14/12 Time: 14:43 DISTB-DOMESTIC ALDER ST Mill City Caller reporting on Thursday night her son became violent and kicked her in the back and chest and was throwing punches at her husband. Date: 10/14/12 Time: 15:41 ASST-OUTSIDE AGENCY MAIN ST Lyons Stayton PD has located backpack and request that deputy attempt to contact and ask subj to call Stayton PD. Date: 10/14/12 Time: 22:12

DOG COMPLAINT 2ND AV Mill City Caller is again calling about the dogs at this address, stating that they do not have shelter or other provisions that are required by ORS statutes. Date: 10/15/12 Time: 14:49 DOG COMPLAINT BROADWAY ST Mill City caller reports that she obtained a pup from female susp who the caller later found out had parvo. Caller just had her pup put down. After speaking with the vet, caller... Date: 10/15/12 Time: 17:13 ASST-OUTSIDE AGENCY SANTIAM BV Mill City 20 yo female, c, b, took pills on purpose, 20 mins ago medics will stage . Date: 10/15/12 Time: 18:09 JUV-RUNAWAY RPT 5TH ST Lyons got on school bus but did not make it to school all day. attends Stayton HS. Date: 10/16/12 Time: 8:45 VIOL OF RESTR ORDER 1ST AV Mill City contact caller re: her husband’s text messages he has moved to a location that he says is within sight of caller’s res. Date: 10/16/12 Time: 10:43 THEFT-RPT SANTIAM BV Mill City caller will be at santiam medical clinic for contact caller says her meds were taken out of her purse by ... Date: 10/17/12 Time: 10:08 WARRANT SERV BULL DR School dist called and when they

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did a back ground check on her for being a volunteer they found that she has a warrant. Date: 10/17/12 Time: 13:29 ASST-OUTSIDE AGENCY HWY 22 Linn Com requesting we check the Marion Forks Rd to see if we can make contact w/ their F2095 & F2050. They have attempted contact on 3 frequencies Date: 10/17/12 Time: 17:03 DOG COMPLAINT 4TH AV Mill City 2 dogs out running and chasing people. no one home where they belong. Date: 10/17/12 Time: 21:31 JUV-RUNAWAY RPT 5TH ST Lyons Caller reporting her son ran away from home today at approx 1915. was last seen wearing a green tshirt with a cross on it and gray pants. Unkn of where could ... Date: 10/17/12 Time: 21:36 ANIMAL COMPLAINT - NON SPECIFIC GATES SCHOOL RD Caller said that about 200 yds past the cemetary there is a large elk cow in the lane of travel that has been hit and is still alive. Date: 10/18/12 Time: 4:48 TRESPASS BIRCH ST Lyons there is a vacant house and there are 3 juveniles that have been going in there all night. Date: 10/18/12 Time: 6:32 SUSP-PERSON LYONS MILL CITY DR Caller says male came to the door, was wearing a white

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hat and had a “rashy” face, and stated he had run out of gas. Date: 10/18/12 Time: 8:08 NARCOTICS OFF DOGWOOD ST Lyons Caller is advising that there is traffic in and out of this location all day. He is concerned that there may be drugs sold there. Date: 10/18/12 Time: 9:44 CRIM MISCHIEF CEDAR ST Lyons Caller advised that someone has been coming up to her door and doing damage to planters and coming up and knocking on the door. They have stolen pumpkins. Date: 10/19/12 Time: 11:05 JUV-RUNAWAY RPT EVERGREEN LN reporting foster child that ran away phone contact okay female left on foot 15 in ago. violent foster child. Date: 10/19/12 Time: 14:36 DISTB-NOISE FAIRVIEW ST Mill City PR advising that the person that lives at this address runs their chainsaw for long periods of time during the day. This is in violation of the city noise .... Date: 10/20/12 Time: 13:37 WELF CHECK SANTIAM HWY Gates facebook postings made her sound suicidal. Hx of overdose.

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Welcome to the world, Ethan Robert Larson! Mill City mom gives birth to two of her children on the same day The Larson Family has a lot to celebrate! Ethan Robert Larson was born on September 27, 2012 to parents Stephanie and Eric Larson. Coincidentally, that day also happened to be his big sister Erin’s birthday. “Ethan was born 1 week and 1 day past my due date so that he could arrive

on Erin’s birthday,” said mom Stephanie Larson. While mom was in the delivery room in Silverton, Erin’s grandmother, Sharron Fountain, was busy serving cake at the 8 year old’s birthday party at Santiam Elementary School in Mill City. Ethan was born at a healthy 7lbs 2oz and 19 1/2”

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75 centsg Subscribe Today! long at 2:52pm on September 27. “His sisters are VERY happy to have him here and actually WANT to get up early for school so they have time to cuddle with him in the morning,” said mom

Stephanie Larson. Ethan’s maternal grandparents are Bob and Sharron Fountain of Lyons. His paternal grandparents are Molly and Gale Larson of Sisters, OR.

Pictured: A close-up of Ethan Larson (courtesy of JMJ Photography); Erin enjoying her birthday party in class at Santiam Elementary School, with grandparents Bob and Sharron Fountain of Lyons; big sisters Erin and Emily holding Ethan.

Locals get western at Trexler Farm Cafe Guests at Trexler Farms this past Sunday were treated to a full spread buffett brunch with a decidedly western theme. Nicole Miller and her daughter Julia, joined the rest of their family in dressing the part, cowboy hats and all. “We are having such a great time at these brunches!” said hostest Sharlene


Trexler, “my customers are just loving it.” The final brunch will be held this Sunday, October 28, with a Ships A-hoy Pirates theme. Brunch includes buffet breakfast with locally produced goods, non-alcoholic beverages and dessert bar. Reservations encouraged. (See ad below.)

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Mountain Edge Cafe returns to the Kirschs. Lyons Rural Fire Department looks for third time charm.