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March 27, 2013

Volume 4, Issue 13

Laughing for a good cause: Stoddard and Cole highlights weekend events in Mill City

Joe Stoddard and Tom Cole treated the Canyon to another night of full on belly laughs this weekend, this time in the name of giving some hard to place dogs a better chance at life. And this time also, they introduced a new and amazingly talented young lady Alexis Stinnett, a 4th grade student at Mari-Linn School. Alexis has been taking guitar lessons from Tom Cole in Mill City for the past 10 months and her natural talents and abilities stole the stage and brought many in the audience to tears with her melodic voice. Alexis is passionate about her music, and has sung at a variety of venues including the Linn County Fair, Santiam Summerfest and Salem’s Got Talent. Most recently she had the opportu-

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nity to sing the National Anthem at a Major League Baseball spring training program in Scottsdale, Arizona in front of over 8,000 people. When asked if she got her musical abilities from her mother, mom Shannon Stinnett adamantly denied it, “Oh, no! Not from me, its all her!” Even though Alexis was a hard act to follow, Tom and Joe pulled it off, bringing tears to the eyes of the audience once again, but this time from holding their bellies in laughter. Their (tasteful) classics such as “Butt Scooting Doggie” and “I’m my own Grandpa” brought on howls from the audience, and kept the younger set joyfully singing the slightly off colored lyrics for the days following. Stoddard and Cole blended a mix

of sing alongs, goofy songs and sheer musical talent drawing the audience in all with timing perfection. If you’ve never seen them before, don’t miss a chance in the future. And if you have seen them, each show is fresh, mixed up, turned around and upside down with surprises and new acts

thrown in from the left and right. As for the fundraising part of the event the Goodfellas Pet Rescue gained over $700 to go towards their SnipPit project, a fund reserved to help low income owners of bully breed dogs be eligible for free or discounted neutering services.

Santiam Canyon Easter Events!

Gleaners Easter Bake Sale Thursday & Friday (March 28-29) 10am-3pm Come get your pies and goodies for Easter Sunday at US Bank, Mill City. Delicious homemade treats that your family will devour and a memory they will have forever!

Egg Hunts

Veteran entertainers Joe Stoddard and Tom Cole performed with new newcomer Alexis Stinnett, pictured above

Easter Egg Hunt Saturday, March 30, 10am Marian Estates Campus in Sublimity. Children ages 0-10 are invited to hunt for over 4,000 plastic eggs. Rain or shine. Santiam Valley Grange Easter Egg Hunt Sunday, March 31, 1pm at 1140 Main St., Lyons. Three age groups; free. Info: 503580-8410. Gates Fire Dept Easter Egg Hunt March 31, 1pm at Gates Elem. Schoool. See page 6

Religious Services

Prayer Vigil for Easter at Mehama Community Church Wed-Fri (March 27-29), 8am-8pm. Come and pray for Christ to touch the hearts of people for His glory. 11336 Morris St.. Info: 503-859-2849. Community Sunrise Easter Service Sunday, March 31, 7am at Fairview Cemetery on Kingwood Avenue with Pastor John Hurst and the Mill City/ Gates Ministerial Association. Mill City Christian Easter Sunday featuring guest speaker Dr. Bruce Russell from Turn-Around Oregon, a unique ministry focused on helping and equipping churches to grow and flourish. Everyone welcome. Sunday, March 31, 10am.

Gates Community Church of Christ: Pastor Mike Stair, presenting a special Easter message for children at the service. Sunday, March 31. 40070 Gates School Rd. Sunday School starts at 9:45am, Worship service at 11am. Nursery care for under 3. St. Catherine of Siena Holy Week Services: All services during Holy Week will be celebrated at Immaculate Conception Parish in Stayton as follows: 7pm Holy Thursday, March 28; 7pm Good Friday, March 29; 8:30pm Easter Vigil, March 30, No mass on Saturday, March 30 ; 8 -10am, and 12 noon (Spanish Mass) on Sunday, March 31. Info: 503-769-2656. Mill City Baptist Church Easter Service Sunday, March 31, 11am. 818 Santiam Blvd. 1

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. US Postal Permit Number 5610 Letters to the Editor may be edited for space or content and are printed as the opinion of the author.

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Owner, Editor, Publisher, Billing, Subscriptions, Advertising Sales, Photography, Reporter 503-990-3037

Twelve Candidates now vie for five seats on SCSD board A total of twelve brave volunteers have officially announced their candidacy for the five open seats on the Santiam Canyon School District Board. This year, under unusual circumstances, all five seats were made vacant and available for starting in the 2013 school year. A special elections will take place on May 21. Those declared to run for these open positions include: Zone 1; position 1: Roberta Beldon Gale Holfert Yvonne Hanna

Michelle Gates

Zone 1; position 2: Holly Ohrt-Breen Erick Nordmo Angie Fencl

Tim Widmer

Zone 1; position 3: Richard Moore

Assistant Editor, Copy Editor, Pagination, Layout and Design, Lyons/Mehama Circulation, Advertising Design 503-510-4396 (pls leave message) Printing & Circulation, Online Subscriptions Web Content/Online Web Guru Advertising Design, Photography, Billing Bill Sanderson - Contributing Writer Rust Bucket Photography -

Zone 1; position 4: Glenn Wright Jeremy Tinney Derick Ownby

Services Directory Auto Repair

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Lyons Timbertown Resale. Home accessories, gifts, more. 1313 Main St. Lyons. 503-8594054; 503-507-1326. Facebook.


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Firearm Instruction

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Health and Wellness

Santiam Healing Arts Reconnective, energetic healing for all. Special Canyon pricing. Colleen Samuel 2

Open public forums are planned to meet the candidates in the weeks prior to elections, and we will announce those dates as they come available in The Canyon Weekly. The Canyon Weekly would also like to extend an open invitation to each candidate to submit a statement of their platform in 300 words or less. We will save space for 3-4 statements in each issue, beginning in the last week of April. Deadline for submission will be the Friday prior to submission. We will print on a first come/first serve basis. Letters to the editor are of course welcome at anytime as well from the communty. We would like to extend our gratitude for all who are voulnteering to take on this important jb of helpng our schools thrive in the upcoming years.

Good Luck to you all , and may the Best Candidates Win!

Get your business out there! In print and online. Services Directory listings are $80 per year. $20 one time set up fee for online. Call Karen: 503-990-3037

(503) 897-3357 Mill City Dental (503)897-2353

Heating and Cooling

Focus Heating and Construction, Inc. CCB#168985. www.focusheatingandcooling. com (503)428-2591 Lyons Heating and Cooling Inc. CCB#96400 (503)859-2325


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


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


Zone 2; position 2: Rick Posekany Alicia Corey

Curt’s Place in Gates. (503)897-6126

Pets/Vet & Training

Social Graces Dog Training socialgracesdogtraining@ (503)859-3647 Ark Animal Care (503)897-6004 Santiam Healing Arts Reconnective healing for your horses and pets. Special Canyon pricing. Colleen Samuel. (503) 897-3357


Gregory J. Johanson, M .Div, Ph.D., NCC Director, Grace Counselling Center. (503)8974830.

RV Repair

Santiam RV Service (503)394-2348

Real Estate

Green Mountain Real Estate Sandy Lyness, Broker 280 NE Santiam Blvd or PO

Box 1157, Mill City 503-5512645

Signs & Graphics

White Water Signs and Graphics. (503)804-3613


STR Santiam Towing and Recovery. 1-877-859-5757 www.

Wood Products-retail Hardwood Components, Inc. (503)859-2144 Kelly Lumber Sales (503)897-2363


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

New all natural soap factory in Mill City

lems. What they found was a shared passion, a cure for Logan’s painful itchy skin, and a new business venture. They developed an extensive line of soaps using all natural vegetable glycerine bases, pure essential oil fragrances, and naturally 5:30a-4p derived colorings. They incor- Mon-Thurs Chili dog and 16 oz Fri 5:30a-5p latte 5.95 porate luscious sounding ingre- Sat-Sun 6:30a-5p dients such as hemp oil, honey, Hwy 22 & Gates Hill Rd 503.897.6031 aloe, shea butter and goats bath salts available milk into specialty bars while eschewing ingredients like lye, which can too. And as girly as it cause irritation, and Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, a known carcinogen found in many main- all seems, the men seem to like good stream soap products. On the shelves are fancy molded soaps, soaps too. “My husplain “naked” soaps that have no scent or band works for Lewcolor added and curly colorful soaps with is and Clark interfine sparkles that leave a national, a team of subtle sheen on the skin. “We big burly men who call that Angel Sweat” laughs refurbish old mills and they all use our Kacy. They even have lavender products exclusiveand calendula soaps using ly,” said Christina. the dried petals from flowers “but no Angel Sweat on their bars, they like they had hand picked fresh the hemp oil with bay rum.” Hours of operation are Monday, Tuesday, themselves from the gardens Thursday and Friday from 10am-5pm, and at Gates Elementary. One great party potential weekends and evenings by appointment. is the ‘build a bar” option, There is a Nail Trim Special all day on where you can make your Tuesdays and Thursdays with a warm foot own signature soap, choosing soak using Dead Sea salts, a trim and a file the base, fragrance, color, bo- for just $5. call 971-239-9495 for more inMom and daughter team Christina Dodge and Kacy tanicals and mold. There are formation. Bear with just a small sampling of their many all natu- bath oils, lotions and creams, pictured above: Kacy Bear with a homeral soaps they produce in their new shop in Mill City. exfoliating scrubs and fizzy made redneck wine glass, $2.50 each.

Don’t let the outside appearance of the new nail salon at 239 Broadway in Mill City fool you. Walk through the doors of Pure Indulgence Nail Salon right next to Broadway Video and you will enter into a fantastical total girl space. Soft pink sofas invite you to sit down for a rest next to a softly rolling fire and the walls are adorned with mirrors, sparkly purses and antique accents. Pink dominates the color scheme with lace accents and black polka dots, and there are shelves and shelves of soaps, oils, bath salts and all types of body care products. The mother-daughter team of Christina Dodge and Kacy Bear opened the door to Pure Indulgence just a couple weeks ago. Kacy specializes in manicures and pedicures, offering gel and shellac finishes as well as acrylic nails. But what is most striking as you stroll around the shop is the extensive display of soaps. Christina and Kacy made their first batch of homemade soap just two years ago, trying to find a cure for Kacy’s son’s skin prob-

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We offer over 50 types of beer, and gluten free options too!

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Accounting Services . Financial Statements Tax Prep . Payroll . Accounts Payable/Receivable Reconciliation . Business Plan Development

FREE Initial Consultation Susan Heagerty 503.859.4652

Flowers for Easter!! 10:00-4:00 Open Fri. & Sat. 343 5th343 St. 5th Lyons St. 503-859-4566 Lyons

Santiam Hospital Auxiliary will be having their annual Easter Tulip Sale on March 28-29, 9am-3pm at 1401 N. 10th Avenue, Stayton. Or at Santiam Medical Clinic, 280 S. 1st Avenue in Mill City and Mehama True Value Hardware, 11267 Grove St., Mehama. Tulips will sell for $5.00 per bunch of 10 or a box of 20 bunches for $100.00 the tulips come in a variety of colors and mixed bouquets. Info/pre-orders: Char Bartosz, Auxiliary President at 503-749-2910 or Maryann Meredith in Mill City 503-897-4808.

Mehama Ballpark seeks equipment

Mehama Ballpark is looking for new or used baseball equipment: mits cleats, bats, ball. T-ball through six 6th grade right now have a over 65 players. For more info call Shannon at 503 859-2119 or drop off at mari-linn school after spring break April 1st or after.

Weight Watchers meets Thursdays


WeightWatchers meets every Thursday at 4pm at Santiam High School Library. New members welcome! Get a jump on your spring weight loss plans and check with your insurance company, as many wellness plans will cover costs! Curious? Just show up Thrusday afternoon and see what WeightWatchers is all about.

Small Animal Medicine 24 hour emergency service 833 NW Santiam Blvd

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Studded tire season ends Sunday, 3/31

Please remove your studded tires by Sunday, March 31. Given the current weather forecasts, ODOT does not plan to extend the Oregon studded tire season. ODOT encourages you not to wait until the deadline if you aren’t driving in snow between now and then.

Bargains for Babies and moms

April 9am to 1pm St. Mary’s Bellies, Babies & Beyond the bargain shopper’s destination high quality baby and children’s clothes, furniture, toys, books, equipment, and maternity wear that can be purchased at garage sale prices.$2 for adults; children 12 and under are free. Blanchet School Gym4373 Market Street, NE, Salem. For more info, call 503-769-2718 or e-mail

OR22: Vertical clearance project

OR22: Lancaster Ave SE (MP 1.9) – The Lancaster ramp to east bound OR22 will be closed beginning 6pm on Wednesday, March 27 and will reopen by 6am Friday, March 29. Traffic westbound is reduced to one lane. Expect traffic control chang- 5 es. Expect work on the shoulders. 586

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Oregon Documentary “Finding Normal� to be shown for Human Services program’s 40th anniversary Salem, Ore., March 15, 2013 — A special screening of a documentary highlighting the battles in recovering from drug addiction will highlight a 40th anniversary celebration of Chemeketa Community College’s Human Services program. “Finding Normal� will be shown at 6 p.m. Friday, April 5th, in the auditorium (Building 6) at the college’s main campus in Salem. After the screening, the film’s director/producer, Brian Lindstrom, and David Fitzgerald, who is a recovery mentor featured in the film, will hold an open discussion with the audience. Tickets to the screening are $5 and can be purchased at the door on in advance at the campus bookstore in Building 1 on the Salem Campus. Ticket proceeds will go to the George Buttles Memorial Scholarship, which is awarded annually to a second-year Chemeketa student enrolled in the Human Services program. Due to language and content, the film is not recommended for children. In “Finding Normal�, Lindstrom spent five months in 2006 following recovering addicts as they left prison or detox and tried to rebuild their lives. It profiles the relationships between the recovering addicts and their mentors from the Central City Concern Recov-

ery Mentor program in Portland. Oregonian film critic Shawn Levy praised “Finding Normal� in his review of the film, grading it an A-minus and calling it “incredibly engrossing.� “Lindstrom puts us in a place that’s rarely comfortable but is never anything less than real, meaningful and true,� Levy wrote. In addition to celebrating the Human Service’s program 40th anniversary, the event will also recognize Donna Hirt, who is retiring from the program this June after 25 years at Chemeketa.

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Elementary mural project


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Learn how to Whitewater Kayak on the Beautiful North Santiam River. Private lessons available now

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Mountain Coffee House

This last year our school district has undergone major changes. We have seen the Gates Elementary School close and the combining of the middle and high school. This last summer the community came together to move the schools and to get some of the playground up and running. The school year is almost over and there are still improvements that we would like to complete on the Santiam Elementary school playground. We hope you can help! The PTO and Hearts to Arts has come together to bring art into the school in an attempt to raise money for the playground. Here is what we have done: In February the children drew illustrations on why they “loved living in the canyon.” On March 6th, the entries were judged and winners selected. March 6th we started our fundraising efforts which will extend through May 25th. When you donate money you are supporting the development of the mural and supporting playground improvements for future Santiam Elementary School students. We anticipate unveiling the new mural will be at the Canyon Art Festival May 25, 2013 along with all the children’s artwork.

One Buck Bob’s Burgers andAuction this Saturday at Mill City Eagles

This Saturday, March 30 from 6-8pm the Mill City Eagles Hall is open to all to come buy a $1 burger and contribute to a worthy cause. And stick around, because from 8-9pm an auction will take place featuring hand carved bench and eagle by Caleb, with so many more items up for bid that we are unable to list. Also, try your luck at the 50:50 raffle, one lucky entrant will win 50% of the evening’s take, and there’s even a bake sale too! All the proceeds will go to help Sister. Sister is a special dog, with a special

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needs right now. Sister, a soft eyed white pit bull, is a service dog for a local hearing impaired woman. She is the ears for her human mom, Jodi Swearingen, a mom of a young boy. But Sister is in pain, and needs surgery to her knee for her continue her important work. The Mill City Eagles has graciously offered to hold this fundraising effort and an evening of fun to help Sister keep helping Jodi. Come join in the fun, gets some good eats and maybe win a bid, and meet up with friends.

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Private Lessons Taught in Mill City

Chords by Professional Musician Strumming Tom Cole Flat & Finger Picking of Stoddard and Cole Singing and Playing Music/Comedy Duo


Gates Fire Dept hosts annual Easter egg hunt


The annual community Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by the volunteer firefighters of Gates Fire District will be held this year at Gates Elementary School on Easter Sunday, the 31th of March. The egg hunts for will begin at 1 pm, and our 8 lbs of Steak including: special guest the easter bunny will be there. T-Bone - Rib Steak Parents are invited to bring cameras for picFilet Mignon tures with the Easter Bunny. Boneless Round This years hunt will feature brightly colored -plusplastic eggs instead of the traditional boiled eggs. Each egg will have candy inside and certain eggs 10 pounds of Lean will have special “prize” labels in them. The kids finding the eggs will get to turn them in for gifts at Ground Beef the prize table. Parents are urged to return the plastic eggs to the collection boxes for use next year after meat cutter the children have opened them for the treats inside. Paul Golden The egg hunt is sponsored each year by the Gates Volunteer Firefighters and the fire district, with the employee help of donations from local merchants, local groups and members of the community, according to Volsince unteer President Mike Bonaface. “We couldn’t do it with out the help, that’s what makes it work for the 1991 kids.” Anyone wishing to donate prizes or money for the annual easter egg hunt are welcome to mail

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Homemade natural egg dyes

Go au natural this year dying Easter eggs We’re talking egg dyes here of course. Attempting to work at the stove naked may result in unpleasant injuries! First, start off with a bunch of hard boiled eggs. Here’s my Nana’s fail proof method for easy peel and perfect eggs: Place the eggs in one layer in the bottom of a pot. Choose a pot that is not so big that the boiling eggs bump all over. Have them packed in neatly, just barely touching. Cover the eggs with enough water to barely cover and sprinkle in a few shakes of salt. Cover the pot with a lid and set the stove on high. When the water starts to boil set the timer for 3 minutes. After 3 minutes take the pot off the heat , leaving the lid on and set the timer for another 7 minutes. When time is done drain the hot water off the eggs and rinse well under flowing cold water for 2-3 minutes. (If using eggs from your own hens use eggs that are at least 3-4 days old as the fresher ones won’t peel well.) Next, on your stove, set out four small pots with

two cups of water each. To one pot, add a full teaspoon of turmeric powder to make yellow. To another, add a couple handfuls of chopped red beets, cranberries or rhubarb for red. To the third add two cups of frozen blueberries blackberries or red cabbage for blue. To the fourth pot add 2 cups of finely chopped spinach for green.. Bring the pots to boiling, then let them simmer 30 minutes. After everything has cooled, strain out the chunky bits, then add a teaspoon of vinegar to each the separate bowls of red, blue and green. (vinegar might lessen the yellow hue.) Then go ahead and gently place the eggs in the colors. You can first draw on them with crayons, or paint on them with melted beeswax to make patterns, or for stripes try wrapping rubber bands around a few. Let the eggs sit in the dye bath for about 10-30 minutes or until you like the hue. Try dipping and mixing and double dying. Experiment, get creative and most of all have fun!

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Event submissions are printed FREE! The Canyon Weekly cannot guarantee placement; however, priority is given to typed and emailed submissions, and events occurring in the North Santiam Canyon (Lyons/Mehama to Marion Forks). Please submit your event to: See any need for corrections? Please give us a call at 503-990-3037.

Local area events: what’s coming soon

Dog Training Class: Puppies through Adult 8 weeks, starting April 3 on Wed, 6:30pm in Stayton. $75 for all 8 wks. Pre-Register now. Puppies (6-12 months) learn and may earn A.K.C. S.T.A.R. Puppy Award during class. Dogs (1yr.+) learn A.K.C. Canine Good Citizen skills and can take and pass C.G.C. evaluation offered at the end. Vet vaccines required. Instuctor/Evaluator, Linda Grace, Social Graces Dog Training 503-859-3647

Concerned about your property value?

Marian Estates Auxiliary BINGO W April 10, 2-4pm at Maurice’s Bistro 390 SE Church St. Sublimity. Open To Everyone - Win CA$H Prizes $5.00 to play 10 Game Packet (3-up) and dauber included. Refreshments served.

No Obligation Price Analysis

No Hassle Quick Turnaround for New Listings

Suzette Boudreaux, Broker Call 503-949-4643 for details

State of the County with Marion County Commissioners April 11, 6pm at Mill City City Hall. Hosted by the North Santiam Chamber of Commerce. FREE. Info: 503-8975000 or

Come check out our

Full Line of Poultry Feed and Care Products

Canyon Readers at Trexler Farm in Mehama. Upcoming books include - April 11: The Ape House by Sara Gruen. May 9: Lazy B by Sandra Day O’Connor. June 13: Fool by Christopher Moore. Dinner 6pm, discussion at 7pm; meets every second Thursday of the month. Info: Herb Bastuscheck 503-859-2668. Clean up Day at North Santiam State Park April 13, 9am with Steelheader’s Salem Chapter and North Santiam River Guides Association to clean up trails, picnicking and camping areas. Meet at the park. Info: Bill Sanderson, NS River Trips at 503-897-3301 or visit www. Spring Bazaar at Camp Taloali April 13th from 10-2. Rent a table to sell your items. This is a fundraiser for the 40th year of camping at Taloali. Questions camptaloali@comcast. net or 971-239-8153

503-859-2257 11267 Grove St.

M-Sat 8-6 Sun 9-3

Gates Fire Hall Spring Fundraising Concert “Music in Bloom” April 19-20 at the Gates Fire Hall, featuring music from popular Broadway shows like Fiddler on the Roof, West Side Story, Camelot and Chorus Line.

Classic Auto & Tire Center Your local auto service center

Batteries - Oil & Filters New & Used Tires 503.897.2256 Fair & Friendly

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Tickets: $18, reserve seats $22. Info: 503897-3454. Clean Up Day at Camp Taloali Come help clean up the camp on April 20th from 8am to 3pm. If you can, bring your own tools to help. This will include repairs, campground clean up, etc Lunch will be served. Questions camptaloali@comcast. net or 971-239-8153. Santiam Valley Grange Flea Market April 20, 9am-3pm at Santiam Valley Grange Hall in Lyons. Lunch available. Free admission & parking. 503-859-2708. North Santiam Snowmobile Club Potluck April 21, 6:30pm at Detroit City Hall meeting room, hosted by Bonnette & Taylor. Info: Detroit Lake Fishing Derby May 17-19,

2013. Info: Canyon Life Museum in Mill City opens May 27, open Fri- Sat until Labor day (or by appt). Frances Thomas 503-897-2816.

Events This Week Looking for Easter Events? Check out our calendar on Page 1! Wednesday, March 27

4 pm High School Baseball in Mill City Santiam Vs. North Douglas. 6pm North Santiam River Guides Association meets at Neufeldt’s Diner in Aumsville. The series of “Learn the River” trips will be discussed, and the next trip is from Stayton to Green’s Bridge on April 6. Info: 503-897-3301 or

Thursday, March 28

10am-3pm Gleaners Easter Bake Sale Come get your pies and goodies for Easter Sunday at US Bank, Mill City. Delicious homemade treats that your family will devour and a memory they will have forever!

Friday March 29

7 pm Missoula Children’s Theater presents: Blackbeard the Pirate at Santiam Auditorium in Mill City. $5 adults/$3 seniors and kids. Pre-school aged children free.

Saturday March 30

1 pm Missoula Children’s Theater presents: Blackbeard the Pirate at Santiam Auditorium in Mill City. $5 adults/$3 seniors and kids. Pre-school aged children free. 6pm Bob’s Burger Fundraiser /auction at Mill City Eagles see page 6 for details.

Sunday March 31

Happy Easter to All!

Monday April 1

4pm High School Baseball in Mill City: Santam vs. Chemawa

Saturday, April 6

6pm An Evening Of Wine Tasting at Santiam Golf Club, 8724 Golf Club Road,

The Stayton Area Rotary invites you to an evening of socializing and fun! Join us for wine tasting, some delicious cuisine, raffles and door prizes. Tickets are $25 per person. Beneficiaries of Rotary support include: Polio Plus, local scholarships, area youth activities and various community projects. Tickets online at www.staytonevents. com

Ongoing Weekly Events 6am-8am and 3pm-6pm Mill City Baptist Church before and after school Kids Zone. Transportation to and from school provided. 818 Santiam Blvd. 503-536-5414 6am-6pm Builders: Mill City Christian Church Before & After School Program Ages K-12yrs. 503-897-2716, 251 SW 3rd St.


4pm-8pm Youth Center for 7th-12th grades. Air Hockey, Ping Pong, Foos Ball. FREE. Mill City Baptist Church. 7-8:30pm Santiam Community Chorus rehearses every Monday evening at Mill City Christian Church in Mill City. All are welcome. Jo Ann Hebing 503-859-3426


10am-2pm Quilting Club Canyon Bible Fellowship, Lyons 910-4918 12pm Meals on Wheels, Senior Meals Fellowship Hall, MC Presbyterian. Meals on Wheels. Ruth:503-897-2204. $3.50 donation recommended. 7:30pm Santiam Al-Anon, Mt. View Church, Aumsville


9am & 6pm Downward Dog Yoga Old FireHall on Grove St., Mehama 10am-3pm Judy’s Art Class at Mill City Eagles Hall. Oil painting, all levels welcome. Weekly on Wednesdays. Drop in, open to all. 503-859-2213 4pm-8pm Youth Center for 7th-12 grades. Air Hockey, Ping Pong, Foos Ball. FREE. Mill City Baptist Church.

7pm AA Meeting Santiam Chapel, Lyons.


10am-3pm North Santiam Quilters, Gates Church, all levels! 897-2102 12pm Meals on Wheels, Senior Meals. Fellowship Hall, MC Presbyterian Church.

Ruth:503 897-2204 3:30-5pm Good News Club at Mill City Baptist Church. Kids K-4 grade. Bible stories, singing, games, snack. Free. 815 Santiam Blvd. change ad 4pm “Weight Watchers at Work” at Santiam High School Library. 5:30-8pm Youth Movie Night Ages 10-18 Mill City Christian Church. Kids MUST be picked up by 8:15. Free. Not held on weeks with Friday school. 6pm Bible Study at Living Water Church of God, Sorbin St. Gates.


Free Knife Sharpening Friday at Gene’s Meat Market in Mehama (limit 5 please). At the flashing yellow lightHwy 22. 6am-6pm Friday Day Camp at Mill City Christian Church Come all day or part; learning-based; snacks, tutoring & homework help, games, friends and God. Registration forms at the church or call 503-897-2714. 503-897-2716 251 SW 3rd St, Mill City. 6am-6pm All Day KidsZone Fun, crafts, games, food. Mill City Baptist Church. 815 NW Santiam Info: 503-536-5414 Brenda 1pm Canyon Senior Center Open Pinochle 844 South First St, Mill City 503897-4176 7:30-8:30pm Idanha AA at City Hall.


6:30pm Youth Group at Mill City Baptist Church 7th grade to 24 years. 815 NW Santiam Blvd.


Linn County Sheriff’s Office Police Log: Mar 17 to Mar 23 people evicted, the SO was there mother hit him. No weapons were complain about the noise at her Date: 03/17/13 Time: 1:07 involved Date: 03/19/13 Time: 16:38 TRESPASS Idanha ATV’s have been accessing there property in Idanha. This area is closed to vehicle access at this time. There is a locked gate. Date: 03/20/13 Time: 19:20 VEH-STOLEN Mill City Caller holds title to vehicle that was recently taken to the scrap shop and crushed. Would like to speak with a deputy to file a report. Date: 03/21/13 Time: 16:42 WELF CHECK Mill City Caller is requesting a phone call from deputy before they respond to welfare check. Date: 03/21/13 Time: 19:18 MVC-INJURY Lyons Caller states that everyone got out and left the vehicle. four people got out of the vehicle. 2 adults and to children. headed down the hill. Date: 03/21/13 Time: 20:38 DISTB-DOMESTIC Mill City this is happening across the street from callers house Male and female screaming at each other. Male has left. Date: 03/22/13 Time: 12:27 MENTAL-OTHER Mill City no weaponsCaller Calls for the Mill City Fire Department says that her 3/5-----14:57--------------SE Kingwood------------------------------Misc brother has an 3/6-----14:42---------------NE 5th----------------------------------Medical apartment in 3/8-----05:48---------------S. 1st Ave------------------------------Medical McMinnville 3/8-----09:10---------------SE Hazel---------------------------------Medical but he has 3/8-----19:54------------Dewitt Lane----------------------------Medical been staying 3/12----11:18--------------S. 1st Ave----------------------------Medical with them for 3/14-----21:09---------------SE Kingwood----------------------Medical the last while. 3/16-----09:49---------------S. 1st Ave------------------------------Medical Date: 3/16-----18:13-------Lyons/Mill City Drive-----Mutual Aid to Lyons Fire 03/22/13 Time: 12:44 3/16-----19:55---------------SE Juniper----------------------------Medical MENTAL3/18-----15:34 ---------------SE Kingwood------------------Medical OTHER BURN SEASON IS OPEN - CALL BEFORE YOU BURN Mill City 503-769-3400 or 503-859-3150. Lyons Rural Fire District reminds residents caller wants that not every day is a burn day. The day’s decision is updated via the above phone to talk to anyone other messages by 8am daily. than 714 to

VEH-RECOVERED NEAL CREEK RD Caller is up camping with a friend and came across this vehicle on the main road heading into snow peak. He states the vehicle looks like it has been taken apart. According Date: 03/17/13 Time: 1:22 TRESPASS *IN PROGRESS* LYONS MILL CITY DR Caller can hear someone outside in her shop. Caller is in her back bedroom with her 4yo son. Caller states that earlier today her son said he saw “a Date: 03/17/13 Time: 18:13 SUICIDAL-SUBJECT Lyons 38 yo female ~ threatening suicide, armed w/guns & knives. She is threatening to take pills. She is outside of the house and has a hx of suicide Date: 03/18/13 Time: 10:34 ASST-OUTSIDE AGENCY Mill City Umatilla officer would like a deputy to call him about a Mill city resident and whether he might be associated with motorcycle groups Date: 03/18/13 Time: 12:57 BURGLARY REPORT GATES SCHOOL RD Caller had some

last Wednesday to make sure no one was there, they checked the house and outbuildings at that time. Today the caller Date: 03/18/13 Time: 16:04 Trf Citz Compl MOUNT PLEASANT DR Caller would like a deputy to call her regarding her mother, who has a suspended license(her doctor suspended it)but continues to drive. She says that her sister keeps Date: 03/18/13 Time: 20:26 DISTB-NOISE Mill City loud music Date: 03/19/13 Time: 9:22 JUV-COMPLAINT Mill City Truant Officer from the School District needs to go to a juveniles home and service a citation Truant Officer in person field, will wait at MC High Date: 03/19/13 Time: 9:37 NARCOTICS OFF Mill City caller reports seeing a male and female subject, behind the school district bldgs, in what appeared to be a drug transaction. Date: 03/19/13 Time: 16:27 ASSAULT REPORT Lyons Caller reporting a domestic with his parents last night and his

Gates Community Church of Christ “..reaching the canyon for Christ.” Mike Stair, Minister Sunday School 9:45am Worship 11am 40070 Gates School Rd (503)897-3210


503-897-2716 251 SW 3rd St, Mill City

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apartments. Date: 03/22/13 Time: 12:46 THEFT-RPT Lyons chainsaw taken while Lyons Fire Dept was working a house fire. Date: 03/22/13 Time: 13:11 DISTB-OTHER Lyons Caller reporting subjects are harassing her Caller states that she and her boyfriend have left the market to avoid confrontation . Date: 03/22/13 Time: 21:46 BURGLARY REPORT SHORELINE DR caller reporting kitchen window was pushed in and items taken - occ’d sometime over the past 2 weeks - caller was out of the area over the past 2 weeks . Date: 03/23/13 Time: 0:22 DISTB-NOISE Mill City caller reporting his neighbor is slamming her door and pounding on the wall. When caller asked her to quiet down, she threatened him . Date: 03/23/13 Time: 3:55 DISTB-NOISE Mill City caller is a neighbor and he hears weeping and saying “Help me!” caller lives in a duplex that backs up. Date: 03/23/13 Time: 13:15 DOG COMPLAINT SOUTH MCCULLY MOUNTA Dogs are chasing his horses There are two right now bushy brown and black lab. Date: 03/23/13 Time: 13:20 CRIM MISCHIEF Lyons There is a broken windown at location. PR is just there running the food bank. PR has contacted someone and they are looking for someone . Date: 03/23/13 Time: 14:32 CRIM MISCHIEF RIVER LOOP RD Caller reporting some trespassers, off road Bronco with no muffler, were out in the field squirelling around.

Classified Ads For Sale New Price $40,000 single wide older manufactured home on a 50 x 100 foot lot in Mill City. 2 bedrooms with a built on addition. Ready to move in today. Info: Mike or Pam Wright 503-897-3206, 503-871-7141 Judy’s Art Class Every Wed. at Eagle’s Hall in Mill City 10am to 3pm. Cost: $10 a day. Judy Holman 503-859-2213. For Rent: Single-wide 1 bed/1 bath in Gates. $480/month plus $500 deposit. Stove/refigerator/washer/dryer plus water and garbage included. 503-897-3420 Help wanted Tow Truck Driver/ Battery Service. Apply at 611 Main St. Lyons, OR. Handgun Safety Class with local experts Bob and Shane Pedroli. Range classes are ongoing. Oregon and Utah/Arizona multistate certifications available. Next class is April 13. Info 503-580-9397,, 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. American Heart Association Healthcare Provider CPR; meets professional requirements. Info: Kurt Hueller 503-859-3575 or email A call for Artists and Crafts-

Classified Ad Rates Text: 25 words for $5/week. Photo: 25 words + photo $10/week. Addtl words: .20 each

Rideshare ads are FREE! Lost & Found ad are FREE! max 25 words

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People for the 2013 Canyon Arts Festival to be held Saturday, May 25th at the Santiam Elementary School grounds. Art Gallery participants will have three 4’X4’ display panels provided per $10 entrance fee. For more information call Paul Mosby at 503-897-3918. Crafts booth are a 10’ x 10’ space, with a $10 entrance fee for more information call Joyce at 503-897-3116 Garage Sale in Detroit! Large Barbecue, 2 swivel rockers, Wurlitzer Piano, 40 inch TV, many record albums, mini-refrigerator, 3 fold up beds, log couch, lots of miscellaneous! Sale will run through all of March. 165 Detroit Ave. South, Detroit -- call anytime 503-507-8395. Help wanted: Marion Forks Restaurant is taking applications for full time cook, and part time waitress. Cook will have a 40 hr/ week job, with benefits and housing. I am also looking for a part time cook. Life is good at Marion Forks. Call 503-854-3669. Ask for Wayne. Must be able to relocate. LOST - Child’s I-Pad. Black, approx. 10 x 7 inches. Contains many children’s games. Lost 3/18/2013 in Lyons - Mehama area. Reward. Call 503-507-3250 if found. Public Notices PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE Mill City Zoning Code Amendments Notice is hereby given that the Mill City Planning Commission will hold a public hearing as part of the regularly scheduled meeting which begins at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, April 12, 2012 at the City Hall, 444 S. 1st Avenue in Mill City to review the following land use proposals: A. Mill City Municipal Code Amendments (Zoning, Subdivision and Comprehensive Plan): The Planning Commission has recommended several legislative amendments

to the Mill City Zoning Code. 1. Modify Chapter 17.64 – Administrative Provisions – Modifies the public hearing notice requirements to comply with state law and modifies fee section to authorize city to collect application deposits to cover the city’s actual expenses for legal and engineering costs to review an application. 2. Changes references from “city administrator” to “zoning official” 3. Modifies Section 17.16.120 to allow the staff to review building permit applications for duplexes without a site plan review by the Planning Commission. 4. Modifies various sections to correct minor numbering and other errors in the code. After the close of the public hearing the Planning Commission will make a recommendation to the City Council will either approve, deny or modify the proposals. Decision criteria that apply to this proposal are found in Chapter 17.60 of the Mill City Zoning Code. The Searchable City Code can be viewed under “Documents” at the City of Mill City website: http://www. A copy of the proposed code amendments, the decision criteria and staff report will be available at City Hall seven (7) days prior to the public hearings. Any person wishing to provide testimony must address the decision criteria. Failure to raise an issue precludes appeal and failure to specify to which criterion the comment is directed precludes appeal based on that criterion. City Hall is accessible to persons with disabilities. Please call City Hall (503-897-2302) by noon the day before the meeting if you need an interpreter for the hearing impaired or any other special accommodation. If you have any questions related to the application, call City Hall (503- 897-2302).

April 16, 2013


Bill Sanderson’s River Report

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Water temperature has remained cool on the North Santiam, and it will be a week or more before the water warms up above 50 degrees. When that happens, lots of new fish will come upstream. Until then, we have 3,054 winter steelhead, 552 summer steelhead, and 14 Chinook salmon upstream from Willamette Falls. There are several places on the North Santiam that certainly have some good number of fish in them even now. Water clarity is okay and will get better until heavy rains Hobie Manns is probably the largest antique fishing lure collector in the Western United States, and he was the program speaker for the Steelheaders Sa-

lem Chapter last week. He brought some old lures to show us the treasures that we might find when looking through old tackle. If people find old lures, we can make the connection to have them appraised and identified. Steelheaders Salem Board meets on April 3 at Wholesale Sports at 6:30 with Jim Zelenka presiding. The Learn the River Trip on April 6, Saturday, is open to any boaters who want to follow our experienced leaders. Boaters need some experience in order to deal with some of the tight corners below Shelburn. There will be people at the Stayton ramp who can answer questions after 7:30 or at the Green’s Bridge ramp at 9:00.

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North Santiam Watershed Council meets on Thursday April 11 at 7:00 p.m. and there will be a discussion about the ESA listings on the Little North Fork. North Santiam State Park will have a clean up coordinated by Bob Lusk with both Steelheaders and River Guides participating. The work starts at 9:00 a.m. at the park. Please call Bob Lusk at 503 859 2880 for more details. Grant McOmie will be the program speaker for the Steelheaders Salem Chapter on April 16 at 7:00 p.m. at the Keizer Community Center. Members and visitors are both welcome and encouraged to attend this especially good program.

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ODFW to release 153,000 trout above Detroit Dam

The Oregon Dept of Fish and Wildlife will begin it’s trout stocking in local waterways on April 4, according to the department schedules. They’ll release over 153,000 legal size fish above the Detroit Dam from now until the end of July. In April alone, the Detroit Reservoir will receive 50,000 fish between 8-12 inches. A portion of the 50,000 will be released each week in April, with the largest portion of 20,000 scheduled for the week of April 15. In the first two weeks in May, another 20,000 will be released in Detroit Reservoir. At the end of May, Breitenbush River will get 3,750 legal size trout and the Santiam River NF above Detroit Lake will see 3,000 more fish. Additional releases will occur on a weekly basis; exact dates of release are not given to the public to allow the fish to acclimate to their new environment.

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