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April 10, 2013

Volume 4, Issue 15

Looking for more musical entertainment? Coming up next weekend April 19 and 20 ~Music in Bloom!(see page 5 for details)

The Flextones highlight Spring Awakening Music Festival this Sunday Afternoon

For more information on Sunday’s show see the ad on page 3.

Get your dancing shoeson this Sunday afternoon as you may well be tempted to dance in the aisles to the irresistible musical beat of The Flextones, a Salem based trio that has rocked the Willamette Valley for years and highlights this year’s Spring Awakening fundraiser. Starting out the show will be the Santiam Guitar and Chorus Class, followed up by the ever talented and beautiful Valley Hood. The volunteers at Santiam Hearts to Arts have been working overtime for the past 4 years to bring music and art to the children of the NorthSantiam Canyon. Last year the organization raised over $2000 at the Spring Awakening festival, enough to help fund both the Jr/Sr High guitar Class and bring music workshops to every student at Santiam Elementary through the Ethos program. “We call that a success! And I’d like to add how exciting it is to be a part of the community that is making it happen!” said Sheila Hoover, president of Hearts to Arts.

Santiam playground project get a huge boost from local foundations and organizations Last month Nancy Ford of Santiam Hearts to Arts (H2A) presented the students of Santiam Elementary with an artistic challenge. The children were invited to enter a drawing depicting why they love living in the canyon. The winner would be selected to have their art work made into a large mural by local artist Denise Sanders, where it would then be displayed on the side of the school. The idea was that this contest and mural would bring awareness to the community of the children’s plight to have their beloved play equipment, still in storage at Gates Elementary, restored to the school grounds in Mill City. The winner of the contest will be announced this Thursday at assembly. The folks from H2A teamed up with the Santiam Parent Teacher Organization and in less than five weeks they have gathered over $16,000 in donations from local foundations, organizations and individuals alike, with all the funds to go directly to the playground restoration.“I couldn’t be more thrilled!” exclaimed Ford. Details of the donation drive will be available next week in the Canyon Weekly.

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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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Superintendent search committee, staff retirements discussed at Santiam school board meeting the year with. The district will file for a Tax Anticipation Note of $750,000. This is needed for cash flow issues, not to count against future revenue. Funds from the state school fund will be held in a separate account as they come in to pay back this note. Ruth Lemke has filed for retirement. Rene Berry submitted her resignation. Both were accepted by the School Board. Greg Grembemer raised concerns about the safety of the climbing wall. When it was installed at Santiam Elementary only 4 of the original 8 support piers were used, since 4 were not salvageable when removed from Gates. The climbing wall is to be fenced off until the insurance agent can come to take a look at it. The superintendent search committee was announced. It includes: Sabrina Kent, Richard Moore, David Plotts, Connie Brown, Bill Brown, Todd Reeser, Caroline Gillespie, Roseanna Juhola, Jill Saari, and Alexis Winn. The next regular board meeting will be held May 2nd.

by Elaina Turpin The School Board Meeting was held April 4th, 6pm at the Santiam Elementary School. During the Budget report we learned that the state timber fund distribution is $100,000 more than what was budgeted. That will be balanced out with a reduction in the state school fund so will not result in more money for the district. Dr. Gander asked that people contact their representative to support Senate Bill 754 in regards to PERS funding. The district's insurance costs are set to increase 25 percent next year. This is due to the rising cost of litigation and is on tract with other school districts our size. The budget presentation was put off until April 16, 6pm, due to the full agenda for today. The presentation will be held at Santiam Elementary. The superintendent will look at dates to present the budget to the Detroit area. There is a $150,000 deficit carryover from this year. This is what is left of the $750,000 deficit that the district started

Santiam Canyon school board candidates invited to submit their statements The Canyon Weekly is inviting all Santiam Canyon School District Board candidates to submit up to 300 words, to be printed in future issues. Please send your submission to by Friday, April 19. Candidates seeking the first seat will be featured in the April 17 edition, the second seat in the April 24 edition, 3 seat May 1, 4th seat May 8, and seat 2-1 will be printed on May 15.

School district invites public to candidate Grand Marshall nominations sought Mill City 4th of July Commit- through April 30, 2013. Nominee name forum on April 27 teeTheis seeking nominations for the 2013 and contact information can be provided

Santiam Canyon School District candidates for the 2013 School Board have been invited to a question and answer forum on April 27, 2013 at 5:00 PM at the Santiam High School Auditorium presented by the Santiam Canyon School District Parent Teacher Organization (PTO). The public is invited to submit questions prior to the event by emailing them to Jill Saari, member of the PTO, at or by mailing them to PO Box 273 Mill City, OR 97360. Deadline for submissions is 3:00 PM, April 22, 2013. Questions will be asked on a time available basis. For more information contact Jill Saari, jsaari65@ or 503-897-3581. The public is encouraged to attend the event to hear the candidates' responses. 2

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Gates Fire Hall fundraiser: Cast members pick concert favorites By Carol Swanson

The Gates Fire Department Music in Bloom fundraising concert is entering into dress rehearsals. The fundraiser is scheduled for April 19th and April 20th at the new Gates Fire Hall. Bill Bassett and Rita Derrick have been singing together for over 35 years. First, in Santiam Civic Theatre productions in the 70’s and 80’s, and now in concert fundraisers for the Gates Rural Fire Department. Raised in Mill City, Bassett began singing in a junior high chorus and has been performing ever since. While attending Regis High School he sang in the Regis Glee Club directed by Sister Joseph Catherine and remembers it as a time in which he realized how important music was in his life. “Every chance I got I joined a vocal group”, he said. While attending Mt. Angel College he was a member of a Madrigal group. In the following years he joined Santiam Civic Theatre and performed in many of the musicals, including Oliver, Damn Yankees and Pajama Game. During this same period he also sang in the Mill City Presbyterian Church choir. Rita Derrick has always had a life-long interest in music and attended the University of Portland to study opera. Later Rita sang in a country band, and also appeared in many Santiam Civic Theatre musicals. Asked what numbers she was performing in this show, Derrick said her favorite is a Diana Krall number called, “Why Should I Care?”. I didn’t think it suited me at first, but it has really challenged me, and now I love it. I also like the song “Funny Honey”, fromChicago. Kathy Campbell and I are singing “Somewhere” from West Side Story as a duet. Kathy has a lovely voice, and we’ve had a lot of fun with that number.” When the performers were asked why they continue to invest the amount of time it takes to participate in a concert, both exclaimed that it was well worth it. Derrick said, “I keep coming back

because it’s like returning to family. Everyone accepts me for who I am. I love to sing and I love singing with these people.” Basset agreed. “My mantra is, ‘so much music; so little time’”. He especially likes the first three numbers, which are from the Little Shop of Horrors. “It makes for a great opener. I also love “Gee, Officer Krupke” from West Side Story. Craig Campbell and I are having fun with that one, and we hope it’s a show stopper.” Asked how long he’ll continue to perform he said, “I want to sing as long as I can.” He added, “I’m a ham that loves applause.” Tickets are selling briskly for the Friday, April 19th and Saturday, April 20th Spring fundraising concert to be held at the new Gates Fire Hall. General admission tickets are $18.00, and reserve seats are $22.00. Tickets are currently on sale at the Mill City Pharmacy, Kelly Lumber Sales and the Gates Post Office. For additional information, call 503-897-3454.

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SCSD Hall of Fame seeks nominees The Santiam Canyon School District is seeking nominations for the 2013 Hall of Fame. Nominations can be sent or dropped off at the high school or the district office. There are four categories in which nominations can be made. One is that of a former student. Second is a former staff member (teacher, coach or classified staff). Third is a supporter/booster for the school district. The person (or business) may or may not have attended or worked in the district but did something extraordinary for the district. The last category is that of a former team or group. All nominations should include what was special about the individual or team and why they should be nominated. It also helps to include supporting facts (newspaper clippings, awards, etc.). Nominations should include the years the nominee was/is associated with the school district and also some contact information would be helpful.

All nominations must be in writing and must be submitted by Monday, June 17, 2013. Please get these nominations to the high school or district office. After the Hall of Fame committee looks at all the nominations, they will make their decision. Again, those nominated should have done something extraordinary. The committee is looking for nominations from all the communities that make up the school district, even though at one time some schools may have been their own district. Nominations can come from Mill City, Gates, Detroit and Idanha and those individuals or teams that once represented each of those schools. The Induction Banquet will be held November 9th in conjunction with the alumni tournament weekend. If a nomination is not selected this year please feel free to submit their name another year. If you have any questions you can call (503) 897-2311. Nominations due Monday, June 17, 2013.

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Got some cans and bottle piling up on the back porch and taking over you garage? A Can and Bottle Drive for the local Girl Scouts. is planned for Saturday, April 20th from 10am-2pm on the corner of Evergreen and First in Mill City.

Canyon Gleaners will be having a new fundraiser this spring. They will be doing a local plant sale for Motherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day! The Rebeccaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s have decided not to continue with their plant sale they have each year so the Gleaners will be having one in their stead. This event will take place May 10, 11, 12 located at the Canyon Gleaners 158 SW Broadway St. in Mill City. Pictured left: The Canyon Gleaners would like to Thank Pacific Power for their Grant of $1000 to help us replace our oven range. Shown here, Peggy Nickich (left) gladly accepts the gift from a P. P. representative.

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The local Food Bank is facing continuing needs, according to Loretta Benjamin, secretary at Mill City Christian Church. “It’s serious, there are a lot of people coming in every week looking to feed themselves and their families.” said Benjamin. The food bank also gets regular support from the Marion Polk food Share, but according to Benjamin, the all around demands to the food share has gone up 22% since the beginning of the year, thus an over all lesser amount to be divvied up amongst the communities. Currently of special need are protein packed meals such as canned chili, stews, soups and skillet meals. “But we are running short on fruits, veggies, and cereals too,” said Benjamin. To donate food please drop off at the US Bank in Mill City during regular business hours. Monetary donations can be sent to Community Assistance Center, PO Box 1006, Mill City, Oregon 97360. For more information Call Pastor Mike Stair 503 897-3210

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Scio farm hosts “meet the lambies” day Would you and your kids like to hold and cuddle a fluffy new baby lamb? Once again it's time for Meet the Lambies Day, your chance to bring your family for a day of fun in the country on a small working sheep farm. This annual spring open house is hosted by Wolston Farm near Scio. Raven OKeefe and Ian Caldicott invite everyone to visit their farm rain or shine (we'll be in the barn if it rains) to meet the new spring lambs (including lots of black lambs!), along with the chickens, Border Collies, flock-guardian dogs, and barn cats. Helpful guides will be on hand to answer questions, explain the farm's workings, and (let's admit it) cuddle the lam-

bies themselves. The farm raises several different sheep breeds for their wool, including Shetlands, Romneys, and Scottish Blackface which are quite unusual in this area. Ian will give herding demonstrations during the day with some of the farm's working Border Collies. Bring the family, and don't forget your camera! There is no admission charge, but parking is quite limited, so everyone is encouraged to carpool with friends and neighbors if possible. For information call 503-394-2021 any time before April 13th. Annual Meet The Lambies Day: Saturday, April 13 rain or shine. 10am-4pm at Wolston Farm 39562 Hwy 226 near Scio.

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Where did Caleb Go? The Canyon Weekly has received several inquiries as to the whereabouts of Caleb’s Carving Creations, the chain saw art carvings that once was housed at the corner of Hwy 22 and Gates Hill Road. Well, we contacted Caleb and are happy to report that he is still in business but has just moved his shop down the road a bit. You can find Caleb and is carvings at the west end of Central St. and Highway 22, between Mill City and Gates near the Eagles Nest. Caleb is also still offering tree services and felling. For more info on hours, rates and services you can contact him at (971) 273-9526.

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Nominations sought for Chamber of Commerce Awards Night, themed “Peace and Harmony”

The annual North Santiam Chamber of Commerce community awards celebration is scheduled for the evening of April 24 at Santiam High School Auditorium, said Chamber President Sandy Lyness. “It’s a night of community fun, where we can recognize our area residents and businesses for all the great things they do in the North Santiam Canyon.” The night is themed “Peace and Harmony” and will feature the Santiam Community Chorus and musicians from Santiam High School in a collaborative musical performance. Other performers include Alexis Stinnett, a 9 year old Mari-Linn student from Lyons, who recently performed at the Stoddard and Cole benefit concert, as well as performed the national anthem

at a major league baseball game. She’ll be singing “There’s A Place For Us” by Carrie Underwood. Nominations are being sought for the categories of Business of the Year, Youth of the Year, Non-Profit of the Year and Citizen of the Year. Nominees do not have to be Chamber members, said Lyness. “We appreciate all supporters of our community, regardless of membership status.” Nominations must be submitted by April 13 and forms can be found online at or in associated local publications. The President’s Choice award will also be recognized at the ceremony, as well as the Marion White Volunteerism Award, chosen by the City of Mill City. The Student of the Year award will be

chosen by the Santiam Canyon School District. Scholarships from the Youth Benefit Golf Tournament will also be awarded, said Sandy Lyness. The North Santiam Chamber of Commerce Awards Night is scheduled for Wednesday, April 24 at the Santiam High School Auditorium. The event is free to attend and open to the public. Refreshments served from 6-6:30pm, followed by the performances, awards, and scholarship presentation, ending at 8pm. The event is sponsored by the volunteers and members of the North Santiam Chamber of Commerce, including Santiam Hospital, The Canyon Weekly, Pacific Power and Focus Heating and Construction.

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Event Date: April 24, 2013 Nominations due by April 13, 2013

Name of Nominee _______________________________________ Category (circle one, see list on right) Non-profit Business Youth Citizen Address _________________________________________________________ Phone__________________________Email____________________________ Reason for Nomination (use additional sheets if necessary, please be specific): ________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________ Your Name ______________________________________________________ Your Phone/Email_________________________________________________

Categories: • Non-Profit of the Year: Do you know a non-profit

organization that has affected your life? We’re looking for outstanding community servers who are both based in the Santiam Canyon and who give back to the Santiam Canyon.

• Business of the Year: Prior winners of this category include Kelly Lumber and Rosie’s Coffee House, both who have shown a history of excellent products and community involvement. Who do you think should be this year’s winner?

• Youth of the Year: We’re looking for a K-12 student

who lives or attends school in the Santiam Canyon and who is focused on academics, extra-curriculars and community involvement. This is your chance to recognize a hard working local youth!

• Citizen of the Year: Nominate the young and forev-

er-young friends and neighbors who you’ve noticed making a difference around town. Anyone can win this one! Do they go beyond the normal and demonstrate outstanding community service? Tell us!

Thanks for helping us make this awards night a true reflection of our outstanding community! Tell us about your nomination in one of the following ways:

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Quilt show brings color & history - in fabric The North Santiam Quilters will be raffling off this beautiful hand stitched heirloom quality quilt in red, black and white this weekend at Celebrating Quilts at Gates Community Church of Christ. Quilters from all over the area will be placing their finest works on display at this well loved annual event. This year the featured quilter is Elnora Dyer, whose work has been described as truly amazing and unique works of art.

Detroit, Sweet Home Ranger Districts campground openings Press release - The Detroit and Sweet Home Ranger Districts of the Willamette National Forest announce the opening dates of their campgrounds for the 2013 season. For details about the campsites go to Most campgrounds are available on a first come basis, but campers can reserve sites at Detroit Campgrounds 503-858-336 Hoover April 9 – September 29 Santiam Flats April 19 Marion Forks May 1 – October 31 Breitenbush May 3 – September 29 Cove Creek May 10 – September 29 Humbug May 10 – September 15 Riverside May 10 – September 29 Southshore May 10 – September 15 Whispering Falls May 10 – September 29 Elk Lake July 1 – October 31, snow permitting Piety Island open all year – walk-in, in winter Shady Cove open all year – now permitting Sweet Home Campgrounds 541-367-5168 House Creek May 3 – September 30 Trout Creek May 3 – September 30 Yukwah May 3 – September 30 May 24 – September 3 Fernview Lost Prairie May 24 – October 28, pending snow Longbow Group May 3 – September 30

A soup luncheon will be held both days of the show as well with soup, bread, pie and a drink for $7. Admission to the show is $2, and raffle tickets for the quilt are$1 each or 6 for $5. Gates Community Church , 40070 Gates School Rd. Gates. Show Hours: Friday 10 am - 5 pm and Saturday 10 am - 3 pm. Soup Lunch available: 11am - 2 pm) Questions? call Carolyn 503-897-3398 or Cheryl 503-897-2102

Local botanist: flower species shine, plus tips on getting rid of those pesky blackberries By Somatra Devi, District Botanist at Detroit Ranger District, Willamette National Forest

Spring is here. The first flowers are blooming. The obvious ones can be seen along the Hwy 22 at the dams heading up to Detroit. Bright balls of yellow, Lomatium hallii, and cream-white Saxagraga sp. are in full flower. Another smaller yellow flower with a big red dot - Mimulus alsinoides - are also growing at a rocky outcrop in Mill City along the highway Leaves of the deciduous trees and shrubs are past budding as they grow. Now is the time to cut your blackberries back! The best time to spray them is in the fall and only with a chemical that is absorbed through the leaves and spreads through the vines. If you use the over the counter chemicals, they usually contain 2 different types: one is the kind you should use that is absorbed throughout the plant and kills to the roots, and the other kills instantly. If you kill it instantly, then the other chemical never had a chance to get to the roots and the plant will just come back the next year. I would suggest hiring a professional sprayer that can spray Garlon 3 or Element in the fall only. This allows the chemical to absorb throughout and by spring it really dies hard down to the root. These chemicals are sold in concentrate for a lot of money so it is best to just hire one to spray for you. If you do this method, you will only have to spot spray the missed one for a few years after that - but you will win! For larger sites, mow it in spring, wait for new growth and spray in the fall. I have had 95% success with this. Enjoy the spring flowers and get those weeds! 11

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Coming soon: Music in Bloom fundraising concert at at the Gates Fire Hall. April 19 and 20 . General admission $18, reserve seats $22. call Tickets on sale now at Mill City Pharmacy, Kelly Lumber Sales and Gates Post Office. (503) 897-3454 for info. Santiam Valley Grange Flea Market April 20, 9am-3pm at 1140 E 5th St., Lyons. Lunch available. Free admission, free parking. Info: 503-859-2708. Rummage Sale at Mari-Linn School to benefit the 5th-6th grade Outdoor School April 20, 8am-2pm at 641 5th St, Lyons. Can and Bottle Drive to benefit the local Girl Scouts Saturday, April 20, 10am -2pm on the corner of Evergreen and First in Mill City. Concealed Weapons Class with instructors Bob & Shane Pedroli at Gates Community Church of Christ Fellowship Hall. April 20, 9am-4pm. Class size limited; RSVP required. This is a training class for application for a concealed weapons permit for the states of Oregon & Utah. Cost: $45/Oregon, $70/Utah or $100/both. Bob is a retired Police Officer who also offers further training. Info: or (503)580-9397 North Santiam Snowmobile Club Potluck April 21, 6:30pm at Detroit City Hall meeting room. Info: 2013 Santiam Awards Night with the North Santiam Chamber of Commerce April 24, 6pm-8pm at Santiam High School Auditorium, 265 SW Evergreen, Mill City. Join us for a night of community recognition! Refreshments will be served from 6pm-6:30pm, followed by performances from the Santiam Community

Chorus and Santiam High School music students, plus a special performance by local youth singer Alexis Stinnett. Awards will be given for Business of the Year, Youth of the Year, Non-Profit of the Year, Citizen of the Year, Student of the Year, the Marion White Volunteerism Award, as well as the scholarship presentation from the Youth Benefit Golf Tournament proceeds. The event is free to attend and open to the public. See you there! 2nd Annual Stayton River Run 10k/5k runs plus 1 mile kids run, April 27. 8am registration, 9am race. Stayton Elementary School fundraiser for PTC. $10 for 10k/5k runs, $5 students (k-12) 10k/5k runs, $5 for 1 mile kids run. Top winners in the male, female, master male and master female categories. Mari-Linn Professional Wrestling Fundraiser returns for another fun event on May 4, 6-8pm, with West Coast Wrestling Connection. Proceeds will benefit the Mari-Linn PTA and to ASB for community events such as BBQ, breakfast events and luncheons. Sponsored by Lyons Heating and Cooling. Info: 503-510-4396. Canyon Readers at Trexler Farm in Mehama. Upcoming books include - 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. Detroit Lake Fishing Derby May 17-19. Info: CanyonArts Festival with Santiam Hearts to Arts. Mill City on May 25. Canyon Life Museum in Mill City opens May 27, open Fri- Sat until Labor day (or by appt). Frances Thomas 503-897-2816.

45th Annual Aumsville Corn Festival August 24, 11am-6pm, Porter-Boone Park. Shellburg Falls Trail Run with Run Wild Adventures. Lyons. Dec 7, 2013. Info:

Events This Week Wednesday, April 10 1pm Lyons Garden Club meeting at Lyons Fire District conference room, 1114 Main Street, Lyons. Info: Diane Stockmar 503-394-2197; Betty Garrison 503-8594604; or Jean Evett 503-859-2563. 2-4pm 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.

Thursday, April 11 6pm State of the County with Marion County Commissioners at Mill City City Hall. Hosted by the North Santiam Chamber of Commerce. FREE. Info: 503-8975000 or 6pm Canyon Readers at Trexler Farm in Mehama. The Ape House by Sara Gruen. Dinner 6pm, discussion at 7pm; meets every second Thursday of the month. Info: Herb Bastuscheck 503-859-2668.

Friday, April 12 10am-5pm Celebrating Quilts Quilt show sponsored by North Santiam Quilters at Gates Community Church, 40070 Gates School Road. Admission is $2. Soup lunch served from 11am-2pm. To submit a quilt call Carolyn at 503-897-3398 or Cheryl at 503-897-2102.

Saturday, April 13 9am Clean up Day at North Santiam State Park with Steelheader’s Salem Chapter and North Santiam River Guides

Downward Dog Yoga classes at The Old Mehama FireHall 11357 Grove Street

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Air Hockey, Ping Pong, Foos Ball. Mon-Thurs 5:30a-4p Chili dog and 16 oz FREE. Mill Fri 5:30a-5p latte 5.95 Sat-Sun 6:30a-5p City Baptist Church. Hwy 22 & Gates Hill Rd 503.897.6031 7-8:30pm Association to clean up trails, picnicking Santiam and camping areas. Meet at the park. Info: Community Chorus Bill Sanderson, NS River Trips at 503-897- rehearses every Monday evening at Mill City Chris3301 or visit 10am-3pm Celebrating Quilts Quilt show tian Church in Mill City. All are welcome. Jo Ann sponsored by North Santiam Quilters (see Hebing 503-859-3426

listing on Friday, April 12 for details.) 10am-2pm 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 or 971-239-8153

Sunday, April 14 3pm Santiam Hearts to Arts and Pacific Power present Spring Awakening: Featuring the Flextones, the Santiam Guitar and Chorus Class and Valley Hood. tickets $10. Santiam Auditorium in Mill City. See ad on page 3.

Monday, April 15 4pm 7&8th Grade Baseball @Santiam.

Tuesday, April 16

6pm SCSD Budget Presentation and committee Meeting, Santiam Elementary School Commons.

Wednesday, April 17 6:30pm Federal Lakes Recreation Committee, Detroit Lake meets at the Detroit Ranger Station.

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.


10am-2pm Quilting Club Canyon Bible Fellowship, Lyons 910-4918 12pm Meals on Wheels, Senior Meals Fellowship Hall, MC Presbyterian. Meals on Wheels. Ruth:503897-2204. $3.50 donation recommended. 7:30pm Santiam Al-Anon, Mt. View Church, Aumsville


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9am & 6pm Downward Dog Yoga Old FireHall on Grove St., Mehama 10am-3pm Judy’s Art Class at Fridays Mill City Eagles Hall. Oil painting, all levels Free Knife Sharpening Friday at Gene’s welcome. Weekly on Wednesdays. Drop in, Meat Market in Mehama (limit 5 please). At open to all. 503-859-2213 the flashing yellow lightHwy 22. 4pm-8pm Youth Center for 7th-12 grades. 6am-6pm Friday Day Camp at Mill City Air Hockey, Ping Pong, Foos Ball. FREE. Christian Church Come all day or part; Mill City Baptist Church. learning-based; snacks, tutoring & homework 7pm AA Meeting Santiam Chapel, Lyons. help, games, friends and God. Registration Thursdays forms at the church or call 503-897-2714. 10am-3pm North Santiam Quilters, Gates 503-897-2716 251 SW 3rd St, Mill City. Church, all levels! 897-2102 12pm Meals on Wheels, Senior Meals. 6am-6pm All Day KidsZone Fun, crafts, Fellowship Hall, MC Presbyterian Church. games, food. Mill City Baptist Church. 815 Ruth:503 897-2204 NW Santiam Info: 503-536-5414 Brenda 3:30-5pm Good News Club at Mill City 1pm Canyon Senior Center Open Pinochle Baptist Church. Kids K-4 grade. Bible 844 South First St, Mill City 503897-4176 stories, singing, games, snack. Free. 815 7:30-8:30pm Idanha AA at City Hall. Santiam Blvd. change ad Sunday 4pm “Weight Watchers at Work” at San6:30pm Youth Group at Mill City Baptist tiam High School Library. Church 7th grade to 24 years. 815 NW San5:30-8pm Youth Movie Night Ages 10-18 tiam Blvd. Sunday. Mill City Christian Church. Kids MUST be 4-6pm Mehama-Lyons Community Youth picked up by 8:15. Free. Not held on weeks Group at Mehama Community Church with Friday school. 11336 Morris St. Grades 6-12; games, music 6pm Bible Study at Living Water Church of and bible studies. Info:503-859-2849 or God, Sorbin St. Gates. facebook.


Linn County Sheriff’s Office been Police Log: Mar 31 to Apr 5 saw her daughter around 2100 trespassed before. able.

Date: 03/31/13 Time: 5:28 SUSP-PERSON Mill City male in womens restroom. Park host states the doors were locked when she check before heading to bed. Subj headed east on foot. Date: 03/31/13 Time: 10:46 TRESPASS Lyons Caller has some questions regarding trespassing. He lives on the river bank. People are always walking thru his yard. Date: 03/31/13 Time: 10:48 DISTB-OTHER Mill City Caller vs ex boyfriend. Caller is trying to pack up her things and leave. Male continues to argue with the caller. Date: 03/31/13 Time: 13:28 DISTB-DOMESTIC Linn County caller vs her boyfriend. Suspect is back in the shop outside. Caller advised that it doesn’t take much for the suspect to Date: 03/31/13 Time: 14:47 CIV DISP RPT Mill City Caller would like to talk to deputy re: his girlfriend moving out and possibly taking items that are not hers. Date: 04/01/13 Time: 0:48 JUV-RUNAWAY RPT Mill City caller states that his wife last

03312013 when everyone went to bed. He states that she packed clothes. The other daughter told the father Date: 04/01/13 Time: 12:07 TRESPASS Mill City caller says female is acting mental. swinging a screw driver around, she has not threatened anyone with it. Date: 04/01/13 Time: 13:56 BURGLARY REPORT Mill City PR says that someone came into listed location well PR’s girl friend was in the shower. PR says that his children saw the person come in. PR just advise male susp is his Date: 04/01/13 Time: 19:34 TRESPASS Mill City Caller reporting that woman is still at the location that she was trespassed from around 1200 today by 772. Caller and the land lord, Date: 04/01/13 Time: 20:02 TRAFF-DUII Mill City motorbike EB on fairview, now doing cookies in the grass. Subject is intox, veh is like a moped with pedals, now E on Grove Date: 04/02/13 Time: 12:12 TRESPASS Mill City PR says that there is a female at location and she should not be there. Burn season is OPEN. Please Call PR says that 503-769-2400 after 8am to verify. the female has

Date: 04/02/13 Time: 15:38 TRESPASS Mill City Pr advising the female is back on the property Date: 04/02/13 Time: 17:31 JUV-RUNAWAY RPT Lyons PR says that his son has been gone for 5 days and he is on house arrest. PR says that he called and left a msg for his son’s probation offier and no call back at this time. Date: 04/03/13 Time: 9:52 ANIMAL - HORSE KINGWOOD AV Neighbor would like to report horse neglect. 3 horses that have access to the field next to kingwood. She can see the ribs of all three horses. Looks like they have been Date: 04/03/13 Time: 10:26 WELF CHECK Mill City Caller reporting concern for his son Caller reports that his son was at his residence this morning and was not acting normal. Caller states that he is known Date: 04/03/13 Time: 15:48 THEFT-RPT Mill City theft of cell phones, camera approx worth $1000 - $1400. Caller believes he has the suspect in the office now. Date: 04/04/13 Time: 10:57 DISTB-NOISE Mill City Caller heard a loud noise that sounded like a gunshot. Caller doesn’t see anything but he is concerned about the neighbor who’s curtains are closed and they weren’t Date: 04/04/13 Time: 17:51 CIV DISP RPT Linn County Caller would like a deputy to call her regarding her landlord telling her that she wants her out and said if she comes back she will have her arrested for trespassing. Date: 04/04/13 Time: 18:00 PROP-FOUND Mill City Caller found a leather duffel bag by his house. Caller would like a deputy to pick it up when they are avail-

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


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Date: 04/04/13 Time: 18:09 VEH-REPO Mill City Owner is aware. Relantless Recovery Date: 04/05/13 Time: 10:07 SUSP-PERSON Linn County wfa homeless dark hair in a bun blu jeans carrying boots and a backpack now at the gates bridge hollering Date: 04/05/13 Time: 10:11 PHONE-HARASSMENT LYONS MILL CITY DR PR says that her ex boy friend will not stop texting her. PR says that he is also being threatening. She has been telling him for the last hour to stop texting. Date: 04/05/13 Time: 11:15 CRIM MISCHIEF Mill City PR says that a female came over and was yelling at him about money and then threw a jack from listed veh in his window. Date: 04/05/13 Time: 13:52 DISTB-OTHER Mill City caller reporting female making death threats dispatch can hear her screaming in the background. this is the mom of the woman who threw the jack through Date: 04/05/13 Time: 19:19 FRAUD Linn County Reporting her debit card was lost April 3, and the card has been used Date: 04/06/13 Time: 16:56 SUSP-PERSON Linn County caller reporting a wfa with mental health issues is living in a tent under the bridge - caller gave her some food and a propane stove Date: 04/06/13 Time: 23:26 SUSP-PERSON Mill City caller reports that a male subj just knocked on her back window caller told male to go away, she did know who it was.

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 House for Rent in Gates: 2 bed/1bath with Garage & Storage Shed. $650/mo. plus deposit. Available May 1. Call 503-859-3575.

ementary 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 For Rent: Studio $450 + $500 dep.$300 non ref. ,$100 elect. dep. 1 bdrm $450 $500 dep. $300 non-ref. MOVE IN $950 503897-4941 (Lori)

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 For Rent: Very nice Single-wide 1 bed/1 good at Marion Forks. Call 503-854-3669. bath in Gates. $450/month plus $450 deposit. Stove/refigerator/washer/dryer plus Ask for Wayne. Must be able to relocate. water and garbage included. 503-897-3420 LOST - Child’s I-Pad. Black, approx. 10 x 7 inches. Contains many children’s games. Help wanted Tow Truck Driver/ Battery Service. Apply at 611 Main St. Lyons, OR. Lost 3/18/2013 in Lyons - Mehama area. Reward. Call 503-507-3250 if found. Handgun Safety Class with local experts Bob and Shane Pedroli. Range classes are ongoing. Oregon and Utah/Arizona multistate certifications available. Next class is NOTICE OF BUDGET April 13. Info 503-580-9397 www.oldwestCOMMITTEE MEETING A public meeting of the Budget CommitCPR/AED/First Aid Classes: American tee of the Idanha-Detroit RFPD, Marion Heart Association certified classes for Linn Counties, State of Oregon, to discuss Public and Healthcare Providers. Contact instructor Kurt Hueller at 503-859-3575 or the budget for the fiscal year July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014, will be held at 150 Detroit Ave, Detroit, OR. The meeting will take A call for Artists and Crafts-People for place on April 16, 2013 at 5:30 p.m. The the 2013 Canyon Arts Festival to be held purpose of the meeting is to receive comSaturday, May 25th at the Santiam Elment from the public on the budget. A copy of the budget document may be inspected or Classified Ad Rates obtained on or after April 17, 2013 at 120 Detroit Ave., Detroit, OR between the hours Text: 25 words for $5/week. of 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM. Photo: 25 words + photo $10/week. Addtl words: .20 each This is a public meeting where deliberation Rideshare ads are FREE! of the Budget Committee will take place. Lost & Found ad are FREE! Any person may appear at the meeting and max 25 words discuss the proposed programs with the Deadline: Saturday noon for the Budget Committee. following Wednesday publication. Submit your ad to NOTICE OF VACANCY SUMMER 2013 OPEN: March 15, 2013. POSITION: SumDrop Box Locations: mer Lunch Program Cook QUALIFICAMehama True Value TIONS: Two years of cooking experience Kelly Lumber, Mill City with desired experience in institutional Gates Post Office cooking. Hold a valid food handler’s card. Publishers Notice: All real estate adverPrepare food planned for the proper nutritising in this newspaper is subject to the Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal tional needs of children and within Federal to advertise any preference, limitation, or and District guidelines. Maintain posidiscrimination based on color, race, sex, tive and cooperative relationships with felreligion, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention to make any low employees, school staff and students. such preference, limitation or discriminaKNOWLEDGE OF: 1. Methods of prepartion. The Canyon Weekly will not knowing, cooking, serving foods and proper nuingly accept any advertising that violates this law. All dwellings advertised are avail trition. 2. Procedures involved in managing on an equal opportunity basis. a school lunch program. 3. Federal and state 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.

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forms and requirements for a school food service program. DEADLINE: April 30, 2013. EMPLOYMENT TO BEGIN: June 17th 2013; program to run through August 15th 2012. Monday - Thursday, serving times 11:30 - 12:30. APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Personal letter of intent which addresses specific qualifications. Fingerprinting will be scheduled upon acceptance of position. Fees associated with the fingerprinting process will be the responsibility of the employee. SEND TO: Santiam Canyon School District PO Box 197 Mill City, OR 97360 (503) 897-2321 Fax (503) 8974004 **In-District applicants need to submit a letter of application with qualifications to the District Office.** CITY OF DETROIT, OR Notice of Budget Committee Meeting A public meeting of the Budget Committee of The City of Detroit, Marion County, State of Oregon, to discuss the budget for the fiscal year July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014 will be held at 150 Detroit Ave. N., Detroit, Oregon 97342. The meeting will take place on the 24th day of April, 2013 at 6:30 PM. The purpose of the meeting is to receive the budget message and to receive comment from the public on the budget. A copy of the budget document may be inspected or obtained on or after April 24, 2013 at 160 Detroit, Ave. N., Detroit, Oregon 97342, between the hours of M, T, F 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM and W, Th 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM. This is a public meeting where deliberations of the Budget Committee will take place. Any person may appear at the meeting and discuss the proposed programs with the Budget Committee. NOTICE OF BUDGET COMMITTEE MEETING A public meeting for the Budget Committee of the Gates Rural Fire Protection District, Marion and Linn Counties, State of Oregon, to discuss the budget for the fiscal year July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014 will be held at the Gates Fire Hall, Gates, OR. The meeting will take place on the 16 th of May, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. The purpose of this meeting is to receive the budget message and document of the District. A copy of the budget document may be inspected or obtained after May 15, 2013 at Gates City Hall, Gates, OR during normal business hours. This is a public meeting where deliberation of the Budget Committee will take place. Any person may appear at the meeting and discuss the proposed programs with the Budget Committee. 15

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Dog Daze is coming up! Committee forming In 2004 the City of Mill City formally adopted sponsorship of the annual Dog Daze city-wide yard sale event. In an effort to recognize this sponsorship and ensure continual success of the event, the Mill City City Council has formally created a Dog Daze Committee for the City of Mill City. The Dog Daze Committee will be formed as a 1-2 member standing committee. The committee will report directly to the City Council and will be

responsible for organization, scheduling, and facilitation of the Annual Dog Daze City-Wide Yard Sale. Citizens interested in serving on the City of Mill City Dog Daze Committee must submit a letter of interest to Mayor Tim Kirsch. City Hall by May 31, 2013, or contact City Recorder Stacie Cook at (503)897-2302. The committee appointments will be made at the regular city council meeting of June 11, 2013.

St. Mary’s to hold open house St. Mary Catholic School in Stayton. is holding an open house for families interested in learning more about the school. The open house is slated for Sunday, April 21 from 11am to 2 pm at the school campus, 1066 N. 6th Ave. in Stayton. Families will have the chance to see the pre-kindergarten through eighth grade school, experience the environment, meet St. Mary teachers, talk with parents, learn about the music and physical education programs, and find out about tuition assistance options. St. Mary currently has 215 students. “The smaller teacher to student ratio is a big plus for our families,” says Principal Mr. Rick Schindler. “We are excited to welcome the community and prospective families who would like to explore the school and find out more about it. I think they’ll find that this is a very friendly environment. We welcome people of all faiths and backgrounds.” Free, refreshments are provided. Info: 503.769.2718 or Mr. Schindler at

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