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The Canyon Weekly January 25, 2011

Volume 3, Issue 4

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


Heavy flooding causes major damage: Turner reports up to 50 homes seriously damaged as Mehama-based Siegmund Excavation offers sandbags and Detroit Dam cuts flow to 5.5% of normal In the wake of the last week’s flooding, residents of the upper North Santiam Canyon are counting their blessings while less fortunate neighbors in the valley commence clean up and start to rebuild. The City of Turner, was especially hit hard, with a reported over 100 homes with damage and at least 30-50 homes with serious internal damage. “No one was hurt - no lives lost,” said Tina Huff, Municipal Court Clerk for the City of Turner. “But people are still under stress and sandbag help is still needed.” With reports that the rains will continue this week, people are feeling threatened and currently sand bagging their homes in fear of more extensive and wide spread flooding, said Huff. The victims of the flooding in Turner are also in need of materials to repair their homes, basic personal care items and food (the food bank also was damaged). When an official state of emergency was declared in Turner and all residents were urged to evacuate, Turner Retirement Homes (TRH) reached out to Marian Estates in Sublimity in hopes of finding emergency placement for their displaced senior citizens. A Marion County Sher-

iff’s bus, along with a school bus load of 60, evacuated TRH residents and nine staff to Marian Estates on Feb 18. The residents were able to return to their home in Turner on Tuesday afternoon. While they were gone, two complexes at TRH were “completely flooded,” according to Tina Huff. Siegmund Excavation in Mehama, handed out close to 150 free sand bags, and a big flashing red sign pointed the way for those seeking help fast. “We’re planning on keeping bags available free to the public throughout the remainder of the rainy season, so if you think you need some, please stop by,” said Andrew Siegmund. Sand is also available at the Lyons Fire Department. The further up into the hills, the less reports of water threats. Leland Orht, the fire chief at Mill City Fire Department, said that the department did not receive any flood related calls over the weekend. However, at least one Gates family did have to evacuate their home the night of January 18. Charla Raven gathered up her son and mother upon realizing a nearby creek was going to flow over their culvert. Last year, the flooding (cont’d on page 2)

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It’s Cowboy Feasting Time in Detroit

Detroit and Idanha locals gathered last Saturday to celebrate their annual Cowboy Thanksgiving, called that because it was traditionally the time of year that cowboys had time to eat - after calving season ended. Usually, the event is held outdoors at a local resident’s barn. But this year, flooding drove the group to Cedars Restaurant where they enjoyed a community potluck and music by Prairie Dog Brain Trust.

Top: The buffet style potluck included salmon, prime rib, and roasted pig. Bottom: Prairie Dog Brain Trust cranked out some of their self described “Mountain Stompin, Beer Spillin, Redneck Hippie Country” tunes throughout the evening. Their mission? “Sharing positive energy through the power of music.”


Flood information for Linn County residents

The Canyon Weekly PO Box 721 Lyons, OR 97358 503-990-3037 Staff Karen Widmer Owner Editor Publisher Billing Advertising Sales Photography Mill City & Gates Beat Reporter 503-990-3037 Michelle Gates Assistant Editor Layout and Design Circulation Advertising Design Paper Subscriptions Photography Lyons & Detroit Beat Reporter 503-510-4396 Tim Widmer Printing & Circulation Web Content/Online Web Guru Online Subscriptions Advertising Design Photography Billing Annie the Dog The Canyon Weekly Mascot Official Greeter Contributing Writers Bill Sanderson Sheldon Traver Contributing Photographers Charla Raven Daniel Best aka Ranger Dan Sheldon Traver 2

Contact information for flood victims is available on the City of Mill City website home page. If you have damage related to the recent flooding review this information as soon as possible. Deadline to report initial damage is this Friday, January 27, 2012.

Residents and private business owners of Linn County are asked to call in their damages through a phone bank 877-570-0828 that will be activated on Jan 26, 9am-4pm. The phone bank will be operational on Thursday the 26th only.

(cont’d from page 1) caused damage to her property, and to her neighbors. “We felt lucky to find a hotel that would take us all in,” said Raven who brought 7 pets along with her family. The next morning, neighbors began calling to notify them that the creek had torn a large crevice in their driveway and flowed through their property, dredging a fifty foot long section of land. The family was able to return home 2 days later, after the water receded back into the creek bed. Their driveway remains badly damaged, and impassable in the family car. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is monitoring river levels in the valley and releasing water from Detroit Reservoir to keep it ready for additional rainfall. The reservoir was 45 percent full Monday. Detroit Dam was releasing 10,060 cubic feet of water per second and taking in 6,033 cubic feet per second. Last

Friday, the Army Corps cut the amount of water being released to 560 cubic feet because of flooding.

Photograph courtesy of Charla Raven

How you can help:

Many Turner residents did not have flood insurance, as it was not required. Families affected are in need of basic home building supplies: installation, drywall, flooring, carpeting, etc. The City of Turner is accepting cash donations and will match the first $10,000 donated to help families that did not have flood insurance. Info: City of Turner, 503-743-2155. A donation collection site has been set up at The Historic Tabernacle building on Marion St. in Turner. Hours: 9am-5pm through Saturday, with more hours announced as available. “The generosity has been overwhelming. It has increased my heart three sizes by watching all the people that just want to help,” said Tina Huff.

Clockwise from left: The flooding at Charla Raven’s house in Gates washed the driveway out. In Stayton, Hwy 22 was closed due to high water. In Mehama, the creek near Gene’s Meat Market almost topped the bridge. In Lyons, the Corner Market almost saw water at their front door, saved only by strategically placed gravel. Photograph courtesy of Daniel Best, aka Ranger Dan

Cowboy Thanksgiving in Detroit

Clockwise from top left: It only takes one name to be Maverick; Cedars Restaurant owner, Oliver Layman, serves up the “guest of honor”; after hosting the Cowboy Thanksgiving in their barn for years, these ladies got to sit this one out and take a well deserved break - Pam Hills (left) and her daughter Cassidy in their custom Cowboy Thanksgiving sweatshirts; Jeffries, the guest of honor; Safford and Sarah, managers of The Lodge at Detroit Lake; Dr. Mark McGinley, Shiela Mullen, Dr. Sheila Kilbane and Dr. Aylin Ozdemir, who stopped by while filming a health care documentary.

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The following is a brief provided to the Federal Lakes Recreation Committee Detroit Lake on January 19, 2012. Water levels have changed since then. Water Levels for Detroit Lake: Due to unusually dry weather in December, the Detroit Reservoir level fell below the normal minimum winter elevation of 1450 feet for 17 days. During this time, the winter boat ramp was unusable. While below minimum pool, the Corps used water from Detroit Reservoir’s “hydropower pool” to continue releasing at least 1200 cfs into the North Santiam River. These minimum flows are specified in the Willamette Basin Biological Opinion as critical during the salmon egg incubation period. Rain during the last few days of December quickly re-filled the reservoir to minimum pool and additional water was stored to control flooding downstream. It is too early to predict what summer water levels will be for Detroit Lake. Despite the dry start for this winter, seasonal forecasts are still showing above average precipitation related to the La Nina weather pattern. Throughout the winter and spring, the Corps will continue to maintain water levels close to rule curve unless managing for downstream water events. On Feb1, they will begin gradually filling the reservoir with the goal of reaching maximum conservation pool in early May. To view current Willamette Valley reservoir water levels: http://www. Biological Opinion Update: During 2012-2013, the USGS will be conducting a study of the movements of juvenile fish in the reservoir and through the dam to help inform decisions about future downstream passage solutions. During February 13-17, the road over Detroit Dam will be closed while a team removes research equipment from the dam and installs new equipment. Minto Fish Facility Construction: The Minto Fish Facility is currently under construction to improve adult fish passage and fish hatchery operations on the N. Santiam River. To keep boaters out of the construction area, the

OSMB closed the river from Niagara Park to Packsaddle Park from January 2011 to May 2013. The construction should have no impact on Detroit Lake water levels. Status of Big Cliff Dam Repairs: Construction to strengthen the spillway gates will begin in April or May of 2012. Repairs will be made one gate at a time. We may not get all three gates repaired in 2012. Lake level restriction will continue at least through the summer of 2012. The boat ramp will remain closed, except for boats that can be carried to the water. Note: The road along Big Cliff Reservoir (that leads to the Detroit Powerhouse) is currently closed beyond the Big Cliff Boat Ramp. Crews are cleaning up an oil spill that originated from a tanker truck accident that occurred on the highway in Nov. There is no estimated time of completion for the clean-up. Fishermen may still access the shoreline below the road closure. For more information: Christie Johnson, USACE Willamette Valley Project Outreach Specialist, 541-942-5631, From the Federal Lakes Recreation Committee Detroit Lake meeting: We had 24 people attending. The Oregon Marine Board presented a power point on evasive critters and plants, and the new state laws that have boats coming in from out of state subject to inspection. Lets hope the Zebra mussels and other noxious aquatic weeds do not make it to our lakes. The USFS presented a letter of appreciation to two members of the Oregon National Guard for their above and beyond efforts in getting the Piety Channel project dug despite weather related problems (mud & more mud) they ran into. We now have a deeper draft while in between the bouys. We hope to have more of the Guard at the April meeting so more of the FLRCDL members can say THANKS for their efforts. Next FLRCDL meeting is set for April 18, 2012

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Mountain Edge hosts Winter Formal dinner Official Grand Opening February 4th

This Saturday night, the young men and ladies of Santiam High will be dressing up for an evening of dining and dance. The annual Winter Formal time has arrived and the new owners of Mountain Edge Cafe (Russ and Susie), will be hosting a private dinner party for the students, faculty and chaperons to test out their new dinner menu. “This will be our ‘breaking in the menu’ weekend,” said Susie, who, with partner Russ, are busily preparing for their grand opening on Feb 4. Russ and Susie are proud to announce that they’ll be featuring the BBQ ribs made famous by Joan and Lee Reynolds, former owners of the Frontier Restaurant. Joan and Lee will also be

there as guests hosts. Dinner, starting at 4, includes baked beans, cole slaw, choice of potato and a dinner roll. Special pricing: half a rack of ribs-$16.95, full rack $21.95. Plans for regular dinner hours with full menus are set (Wed-Sun), with those famous BBQ ribs to be served every other Friday and prime rib dinners on the alternating Fridays. New and extended hours: Mon-Tue 6am-2pm, Wed-Sun 6am-8pm. Breakfast served till 11am (2pm on Sunday). Daily lunch specials featured midday and dinner starts at 4pm. Another welcome inclusion is Healthy Menu Mondays, with amazingly yummy and healthy choices to try out.

Ark Animal Care connects with facebook

“We are so fortunate to have Ark Animal Care in Mill City! Last week, my oldest dog, Hope, decided she needed to chew up some hard plastic and proceeded to swallow all the pieces. I sent a message to Keri Sanders at Ark Animal Care on Facebook - after they had closed for the day. She messaged back right away that evening and gave

me some things to try before we were able to get in to office the next day. The advice and care we received was not about what was the best for their bottom line, but what was best for Hope! AMAZING service! I will be a loyal fan forever! Thank you to EVERYONE at Ark Animal Care!” Sharlene Trexler, Mehama

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Mill City Fire Dept seeks office admin

The Mill City Rural Fire Protection District is seeking a part-time Office Administrator. Application and information may be picked up at the Mill City Fire Department, 400 1st Ave S, Mill City, between the hours of 8:00am and 5:00pm, Monday through Friday. Phone number is 503-897-2390.

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Coaching positions open at MC schools

Mill City Middle School is looking for a Girl’s Softball Coach for the 2012 spring season. To qualify: applicants must be van trained and approved, prior coaching experience is desirable, and candidates must have and maintain a good relationship with students/staff. Santiam High School is looking for a Head Track Coach for the 2012 spring season. Applicants must work well with athletes and have good communication skills; also must have a valid NFHS/ ASEP, steroid and concussion certification and First Aid/CPR/AED card. Questions: David Plotts 503-897-2311 Santiam High School is also hiring a High School Head Football Coach for the 2012 football season. Qualifications as above. For more information about any of these positions, contact the Santiam Canyon School District Office at 503- 897-2321.

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Trio Tavern to host pit bull rescue fundraiser

The Trio Tavern in Mill City will host the first annual Pool Tournament and Fundraiser to benefit GoodFellas Rescue, a pitbull rescue group who’s mission is to rescue, re-habilitate, re-train and re-home bully breed dogs while providing community outreach and education. Join them on Feb 24, 7:30pm. $5 buyin (you can purchase your buy-in early). So if you love pool, are in a team or just want to come down to support a local dog rescue, then mark it on your calendar. More information on what prizes will be available coming soon!

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Slam Dunk Hunger Night a huge success

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The Idanha-Detroit Rural Fire Protection District will be holding an important community update about area fire district & ambulance service on Saturday, Jan 28 at 6:30pm at Detroit City Hall. Fire Chief Jim Trett will bring residents up to date on the status of the fire district & ambulance service. This meeting is very important to all residents - not only for protection, but also because of a potential home owner’s insurance premium increase. “One way or the other we will end up paying,� said Robert Franz, Officer with DLRABA. “Fire Chief Trett will present us with our current situation and tell us about some of our options. All Idanha & Detroit property owners should attend this meeting.� The Detroit Lake Recreation Area Business Association is helping spread the word about these two meetings as a public service. This meeting will be repeated on Sunday, January 29 at 2pm at the Idanha City Hall.

American Legion veteran’s group streamlines services

The Mill City American Legion Veteran’s Outreach program has been changed and will no longer be an event taking place once a month at the Canyon Senior Center location. This change has been made primarily because of scheduling conflicts with various veterans’ agencies in Salem. Outreach coordinators would like to thank Giovanni’s Mountain Pizza for the support they gave during this phase of the program. We will now be attempting to provide personal attention to any veteran needing to connect with those agencies providing services, like phone contact information, transportation or emergency food baskets. We especially want to hear from the homeless vet. The American Legion is a group of veterans providing services to veterans. If you’re a veteran and in need of help, please contact: Tom White at 503-897-2139; Jan Jones at 503-559-3352; Jim Gulliford at 503-8972872; Barb Thomas at 503-897-2594. We will make every effort to assist the veteran in getting connected with agencies providing those services they have earned. The American Legion Post 159 844 S. First Ave Mill City, Oregon 97360

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Events Coming Soon Chamber Greeters Business Networking Tuesday, Feb 7, 8:30-10am. Bring your business cards and learn how connecting with your North Santiam business community can bring you even more success. FREE, everyone welcome at North Santiam Chamber of Commerce Greeters Networking! This month’s event is hosted by Brynie Robinson, Financial Advisor for Edward Jones Investments of Silverton. Location: Trexler Farm Cafe (20146 Ferry Rd, Mehama). Info: www., or 503-897-5000.

City of Lyons to hold State of the City address

On February 8 at 6pm in the Lyons City Hall Council Chamber, the elected and appointed officials of the City of Lyons will be holding a special meeting to deliver a “State of the City Address”. Each of the City Councilors and Planning Commissioners will be sharing their activities for the preceding year as well as their aspirations for the upcoming year. Please join us for a year end review as we share our visions and goals for 2013 and beyond. Canyon Readers at Trexler Farm in Mehama. This group has about 6-10 people of all ages in a comfortable group discussion format. Come tell us your impression of the book! Dinner served by Sharlene Trexler, who opens her restaurant just for the event. Upcoming books include - Feb 9: Monte Walsh by Jack Schaeffer (author’s first novel was made in to movie). Dinner 6:30pm, discussion at 7pm every second Thursday of the month. Info: Herb Bastuscheck 503-8592668.

Chaplain for Home Visits Pastor John Olivera of Mill City visits those who cannot get out for prayer. 503-910-8164 North Santiam Watershed Council upcoming public meeting topics: • Stout Creek Stream Restoration in Partnership with Local Landowners. Thursday, February 9, 7-9pm. • PGE on the Cascade Crossing Project. Thursday, March 8, 7-9pm All presentations will be held at the North Santiam Watershed Council meeting at the Stayton Community Center (400 W Virginia St). Info:; 503-930-8202 Mill City Lions Club Annual Sweethearts Dinner February 11, 6pm at the Santiam High School commons. Baked lasagna, salad, french bread, vegetable and cheesecake. Proceeds benefit the Lions Club College Scholarship Fund. Tickets are $25 per couple or $13 for singles. Info: Sandy at 503-897-2142, Dan at 503-897-3014, Alexis or Brad at 503-897-2321. Mehama Fire Station Bingo Feb 11, 6pm-9pm, Mehama Fire Station, 21475 Ferry Road, Stayton (Mehama). Lots of Prizes, and Concessions, $100 Blackout at 9pm. 55th Annual Sweetheart Breakfast, Feb 12, 7am-12:30pm. Stayton Volunteer Protection Co. #1 Annual Fundraiser at Mehama Fire Station, 21475 Ferry Rd, Stayton. Volunteers will be serving AllYou-Can-Eat Pancakes, Ham & Eggs. North Santiam Snowmobile Club upcoming events: • Feb 12, Valentines Club Breakfast 9amnoon; hosted by the Men of NSSC. • Feb 18, Potluck Dinner and Monthly Meeting at 6:30pm Detroit City Hall. Info:

North Santiam Eagles annual Crab Dinner and fund raiser (Feb 18) for the Canyon Crisis Center. $20 for a whole crab dinner, $10 for a half crab dinner and $10 for fried chicken dinner. Drawing for:: Marlin .22 Caliber Rifle, Spa Package, 7’ Fenwick Rod w/Shimano Reel, Sony 8GB MP3 Player w/ Video, 3 bottles of premium wine and pool cue. Drawings will be held during the dinner. Introduction to Permaculture and Propagating Native Plants. FREE workshop at Marion Soil and Water Conservation District: 650 Hawthorne Ave SE, Salem, Feb 16, 6-8pm. RSVP to: 503-399-5741 x 101 or 503-391-9927. In lieu of fee, a donation of canned food for Marion/Polk Food Share appreciated. Mari-Linn Talent Show February 16 with two performances, one during the school day and another in the evening. Info: Shannon Stinnett at 503-859-2119 or Santiam Valley Grange Flea Market, Feb 18, 9am-3pm, Santiam Valley Grange Hall, 1140 E. 5th Street, Lyons. Indoors where it’s nice and warm! Free admission, free parking, lunch available. Info: 503 859-2708 or 503 859-3445. Business After Hours Casual Networking Wed, Feb 22, 5:30-6:30pm Limited session; FREE. Bring your business cards for a mix-n-mingle style refreshment hour. Located at Mill City Middle School Library. Refreshments provided by Rosie’s Coffee House. Info: www., or 503-897-5000.

State of the County w/ Marion Co. Commissoners Wed, Feb 22 6:308:30pm. Business and financial talk from Marion County officials, followed by Q & A session. Located at Mill City Middle School Library. FishBend Productions to film bigfoot “mockumentary” Bring your questions! Info:, director@ First a Documentary in Detroit, next a “mockumentary” in Mill City. This spring, or 503-897-5000.

a local low budget filmmaker, FishBend Productions, will be preparing to shoot a spoof film about our old buddy, Bigfoot, in and around the Mill City area. Watch for updates here in the Canyon Weekly.

Santiam Hearts to Arts celebrate Black History Month Feb

25, 4pm at the Santiam High School Auditorium in Mill City. You’ll enjoy the stories and songs of black heritage as we commemorate the trials and achievements of our African-American neighbors. Santiam Canyon Community Chorus performs; come enjoy the family fun. Info: If you have a story to share, contact Renate Medley at 503-897-2949.

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7pm Fourth of July Committee meets at Mill City City Hall. Community members Thursdays or volunteers wanting to contribute to 12pm Senior Meals. Fellowship Hall, the planning process are all welcome to MC Presbyterian Church. FREE attend. 3:30 After School Story Time at the Lyons Library. 279 8th St. 859-2366. 5:30-9:30pm Teen Movie Night Ages Tuesday, February 2 10-18 Mill City Christian Church, Mill 7:15-8am Donuts for Dads at MariLinn School. Dads, join us for breakfast! City. All kids MUST be picked up at 8am Coffee with the Principal at Mari- 9:30pm. Free. Linn School after Donuts for Dads.Agen- 10am-3pm North Santiam Quilters, Thursday, January 26 Gates Church, all levels! 897-2102 da: Hornet Hive After-School Program, North Santiam Snowmobile Club An4pm-8pm Youth Center for 7th-12 delayed Start-PLC work for staff. nual Paulina Trip (Early Birds) One Day grades. Air Hockey, Ping Pong, Foos Early to Paulina, Jan 27-28 Paulina Trip Ball. FREE. Mill City Baptist Church. (Club). Info: www.santiamsnowmobile4pm Weight Watchers meets at Santiam Canyon School District office on Ever1pm Mill City Middle School 25th AnMondays green,, Mill City. Weigh in at 4pm; meetnual Writing Festival at Santiam Audiing begins at 4:30. Approx. $155 per torium with author Tom Birdseye (Storm 4pm-8pm Youth Center for 7th-12th grades. Air Hockey, Ping Pong, ect. session, prorated. Info: Nichole Cooper Mountain, Tarantula Shoes and Attack of FREE. Mill City Baptist Church. 503-897-2321 the Mutant Underwear). Public welcome. 6:30-8pm Zumba in the Canyon with 6-8pm EPIC Youth Group at Santiam 5:30pm North Santiam School Board Nicole Miller 1 hr. cardio, 30 mins. abs Chapel in Lyons. Free. Special Session (Mari-Linn)- Super& glutes (bring your mat) $5/session. 6:30-8pm Zumba in the Canyon with intendent Goals and Review of District/ Board Goals. This Special Session of the Santiam High School commons 265 SW Nicole Miller 1 hr. cardio, 30 mins. abs & glutes (bring your mat) $5/session. School Board will be held in the Santiam Evergreen St. Mill City 503-949-7621 7-8:30pm Santiam Community Chorus Santiam High School commons 265 SW room at the District Office, 1155 N Third Avenue, Stayton. Regular meeting to fol- rehearses at Mill City Christian Church. Evergreen St. Mill City 503-949-7621 Please join us as we prepare music for low at 7pm. Black History Month on February 25, Fridays Spring Awakening concert on April 14 and Friday, January 27 Tradio (Trade Radio) FM 88.5 KMUZ the North Santiam Chamber of Commerce 3:30-10pm Santiam High School BasCommunity Radio. All you have to do Awards Night on April 25. All levels welketball home games is call 503-990-6101 on Friday mornings come. Info: Jo Ann at 503-859-3426. from 8-8:30am Free Knife Sharpening Fridays at Saturday, January 28 Tuesdays Gene’s Meat Market from 3pm-6pm (lim6pm Mill City Moose Lodge Chicken 10am-2pm Quilting Club Canyon Bible it 5, please). At the flashing yellow light Strip Basket night. Members and guests Fellowship, Lyons 910-4918 on Hwy 22 in Mehama. 503-859-2252. welcome. 815 NW Santiam Blv., Mill 12pm Senior Meals Fellowship Hall, 10am-12pm Kid Zone Fun, crafts and City. Info: 503-897-5634 Mill City Presbyterian Church. Meals on a FREE sack lunch. Mill City Baptist 6-9pm Casino Night fundraiser for Wheels: Ruth:503 897-2204 Church. 140 N. 1st. St (503) 536-5414 Lourdes Public Charter School at ZCBJ 7:30pm Santiam Al-Anon for family and 1pm Canyon Senior Center Open PiHall, 38704 Main Street, Scio. Casino friends of alcoholics, open meeting, Mt. nochle 844 South First St, Mill City gaming: 6-9pm, silent auction 6-8:30pm, View Church, Aumsville 503-897-4176 oral auction: 9pm. Gaming scrip, beer, 7:30-8:30pm Idanha AA at City Hall wine & snacks available for purchase. Wednesdays Admission is $5, 21 and over please. We are still accepting donations! Info: Jaymi 10am-3pm Judy’s Art Class at 503-394-2602 or Mill City Eagles Hall. Oil painting, all levels welcome. Weekly on Mon-Thurs 5:30a-4p Wednesdays. Drop in, open to all. Sunday, January 29 Tue-16oz Flvrd Latte$2 Fri 5:30a-5p Thur-Double Punch 503 859-2213 Sat-Sun 6:30a-5p 1-3pm Regis High School Open House 7pm Wii Bowling MC Eagles at Regis Student Center at 550 West ReHwy 22 & Gates Hill Rd 503.897.6031

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Cedars Restaurant donates cans & bottles to Mari-Linn Outdoor School

Santiam drug free grad night program to raffle Polaris quad Burns Ford donates 2011 Trail Boss at cost to help fund 2012 drug & alcohol free graduation party The parents of the Class of 2012 are holding a raffle drawing for a 2011 Polaris Trail Boss quad. This is a fundraiser for the Drug and Alcohol Free Grad Night Party. Tickets are $20 each and may be purchased at the Santiam Canyon School District office or at Mill City U.S. Bank. Only 300 tickets will be sold, so the odds may well be in your favor! The drawing will be held by March 31 and you don’t have to be present to win. You must be 18 years of age to purchase tickets, however, and taxes will be the responsibility of the winner. Burns Ford is providing the quad to us at cost. Thank you for helping provide a safe and memorable night for our Santiam graduates.

Thanks to Cedars Restaurant in Detroit, Mari-Linn 6th grade Outdoor School is one getting closer to funding their annual trip. Last week, parent Veronica Gates received a phone call from Jessie Kiefer, the manager of Cedars, who told her that the group was welcome to all of their recyclable returnables as long as the program needed them. So later that day, Veronica, her daughter Trinity Saunders and friend Kayla Ritchie, all from Lyons, made the trip to Detroit - and came home with a pick-up bed full of cans and bottles, some of which came from the recent Cowboy Thanksgiving held at the restau-

rant. “We get lots of cans of bottles and we figured, hey lets give them to the kids and send them to outdoor school,” said Kiefer. Mari-Linn Outdoor School will use the donated funds to send approx. 30 students to an OMSI organized program at Camp Attitude in Sweet Home. The group needs to raise $9000 for the trip and continues to seek donations. Please drop your clean cans and bottles at Mari-Linn School during school hours. To schedule a pick-up, call Veronica at 541-619-7416 or email (Special thanks to Mrs. Bettman for leading the group.)

6th grade Mari-Linn Outdoor School students Trinity Saunders (l) and Kayla Ritchie (r) bagged and hauled cans and bottles from Cedars Restaurant in Detroit. Cedars is donating their returnables as long as the group needs them, said manager Jessie Kiefer.

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Linn County Sheriff’s Office Police Log for Jan 15 to Jan 22 Date: 01/15/12 Time: 0:05 Desc: SUSP-CIRCUMSTANCES 500 Block 7TH ST Lyons Narrative: Someone is knocking on callers front door, caller does not know if they are still there, but his dog is still barking Date: 01/15/12 Time: 17:08 Description: WELF CHECK 700 Block ALDER ST Mill City Narrative: Caller’s 8 mo old is with (a person). Mother of the baby allowed it. Date: 01/16/12 Time: 12:30 Description: THREATS 200 Block 5TH AV Mill City Nar: Caller says a neighbor came over to her house and threatened to beat up the caller’s boyfriend. Argument over barking dogs. Date: 01/16/12 Time: 17:38 Description: THEFT-RPT 2100 Block MAIN ST Lyons Narrative: At the shop west of the house, there was a man who they caught trying to syphon gas out of a dump truck they have parked there. Male said out of gas. Date: 01/16/12 Time: 19:10 Description: DISTB-OTHER 500 Block CEDAR ST Mill City Narrative: Caller says the house is by the school. She says she and her boyfriend live in the same house with suspect, her boyfriend is at work. Date: 01/17/12 Time: 5:15 Description: UNAUTHORIZED ENTRY TO MOTOR VEHICLE

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in the pickup. Date: 01/18/12 Time: 16:33 Description: HAZ-TRAFFIC 43600 Block HWY 226 Linn Co. Narrative: Tree on a power line, flames, santiam canyon notified. Date: 01/18/12 Time: 18:28 Description:MVC-NON INJURY 42000 Block COLE SCHOOL RD Linn County Narrative: VEH IN THE DITCH, NO INJURIES STR on scene-called for by owner Date: 01/19/12 Time: 8:13 Description: LITTERING 1000 Block 2ND AV Mill City Narrative: Caller reporting people throwing garbage from the apt complex into his yard. He would like contact. Occupants were spoken to. Date: 01/19/12 Time: 12:55 Description: FRAUD 41100 Block COLE SCHOOL RD Narrative: CONTACT caller by phone regarding ongoing harassment. Today’s call was threatening to burn down her house. Date: 01/19/12 Time: 14:26 Description: HAZ-TRAFFIC 44400 Block WEST MCCULLY MTN Narrative: Reporting tree and power line across roadway. Caller advises it is CPI - notified. Date: 01/20/12 Time: 11:04 Desc: PHONE-HARASSMENT 100 Block HAZEL ST Mill City Narrative: Suspect continues to call caller after being told to stop. Has been going on for several

months. Male has been calling and texting. Date: 01/20/12 Time: 11:59 Description: TRESPASS 200 Block HAZEL ST Mill City Narrative: Caller requesting phone contact regarding a woman staying in a motor home on the callers property. Date: 01/20/12 Time: 14:35 Description: TRESPASS 600 Block SANTIAM BV Mill City. Narrative: Caller reporting that her cousin was just at the location and she was trespassed from the location a couple of days ago. Date: 01/20/12 Time: 16:33 Description: SUSP-PERSON 200 Block 2ND AV Mill City MILL CITY S O SUB STATION Narrative: Someone flagging 774 down at substation Date: 01/20/12 Time: 22:59 Description: DISTB-OTHER 600 Block SANTIAM BV Mill City Narrative: Brother busting up place, caller didn’t stay on the phone to get further. Date: 01/20/12 Time: 23:01 Desc: CHILD ABUSE REPORT 1600 Block MAIN ST Lyons Narrative: connected to 12-916 Date: 01/22/12 Time: 1:51 Description: CRIM MISCHIEF 600 Block SANTIAM BV Mill City Narrative: Broken window, RP on scene also called alarm RP has not gone inside.

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Lyons man arrested for assault on his 3 month old daughters

Press release - Linn County Sheriff Tim Mueller reports that his detectives have arrested a man who assaulted his twin 3 month old daughters. On Friday afternoon Corey Michael Repucci, 22, of Lyons, was arrested for Assault 1, two counts of Assault 3, and Criminal Mistreatment 1. He was booked into the Linn County Jail and then released after posting bail. The investigation revealed the infant’s injuries included multiple sub-dermal hematomas (brain bleeding), multiple rib fractures, a fractured right leg and fractured right arm. The child, Chiara Repucci, was examined at Santiam Memorial Hospital in Stayton when her parents took her in for breathing problems. She was then

transferred to Dornbecker’s Hospital in Portland. She has been admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit. Her condition is stable. Detectives suspect the brain injuries indicate Chiara was violently shaken and the fractured ribs were caused by blunt force trauma to her body. Further information from physicians is expected later this week. Chiara’a twin sister, Aliyah, was also examined and was found to have multiple fractured ribs and a fractured left leg. Both children were taken into custody by Oregon DHS; however Chiara remains hospitalized at Dornbecker’s Hospital. Repucci’s court appearance is scheduled for February 8, 2012 at 1:15 pm in Linn County Circuit Court.

Local DJ Ken Cartwright to emcee Hoedown For Humanity The first annual Hoedown For Humanity, a food drive benefit for the Marion/Polk Food Share, will happen at the Elks Lodge on Turner Road in Salem on Saturday, February 4, 5-10pm. Emcee Ken Cartwright welcomes everyone to bring a bag of canned food and enjoy the music. The event will feature live coun-

try and bluegrass bands, including BobbiLynn Forbus, Goldfire Band, Cowboy Dennis, Tall Tale Excursion, Johnnie’s Country, The Nu Tones, Cowboy Cadillac, and Caleb Ray, with a very special performance by nationally famous Joe Mendonca as Elvis, “Memories of the King.” Hoedown For Humanity was founded by local Nashville recording artist Bobbi-Lynn Forbus. Minors are allowed until 9pm. For more information call 503-302-3884. 503-897-2716 251 SW 3rd St, Mill City

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Do you want to have KID-FRIENDLY activities for you and your child to do together? Do you want to meet, play and socialize with other parents and kids in your area? Come join us at the Lyons Fire Department Community Room for snacks and a fun time! Questions? Contact Hanna at Family Building Blocks 503-507-5582. WHEN: 3rd Tuesday every month WHERE: Meet us at the Lyons Fire Dept in the Community Room at 1114 Main Street Lyons TIME: 1:00PM – 2:30pm This is FREE for all residents of the North Santiam Canyon. Who we serve: Family Building Blocks is a non-profit organization that provides services to families with children between ages 6 weeks to 5 years and women who are pregnant. Our mission is to keep children safe and families together. Our Goals: • Support new parents in giving the best care for their children • Reduce the level of family stress • Provide early literacy skills for school success • Help families connect w/ community resources

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Correction: cost of contaminated soil found at Mill City City Hall build site not as reported

Last week, The Canyon Weekly reported that the removal of oil contaminated soil from the Mill City City Hall build site could cost upwards of $60,000. This was incorrect. The estimated costs to have the contaminated soil (that has already been excavated) is between $7590 per ton. With approximately 160 tons waiting under tarps, the current costs will be closer to $14,000 to have it disposed of. Gates Community The City of Mill City is seeking a grant Church of Christ through the Brownfield division of Business “..reaching Oregon for $60,000 to cover these costs, and the canyon any future costs that might incur related to fufor Christ.” ture soil testing at the site, and removal of adMike Stair, Minister ditional contaminants found, if any. The exact Sunday School 9:45am Worship 11am costs of total site clean up can only be estimated at this point. 40070 Gates School Rd (503)897-3210 The Canyon Weekly apologies for the error and any confusion it caused. 15

Detroit residents speak up for medical documentary

the last time there was a mediDetroit had a town hall meeting on Jan. cal clinic in the community. “If 22 but it didn’t involve city council recalls you had the flu or another illness you could call him and go to the or politics – it was all about medicine. On Jan. 21 and 22, Dr. Pamela Wible, clinic or he would meet you,” he a Eugene, Ore. physician and founder of said. “You didn’t need to get in the Ideal Clinic, brought 11 doctors and your automobile and make all a film crew to the town of approximately those appointments and drive 250 residents to discuss healthcare and down the canyon.” When he heard about the opthe special needs in rural communities. portunity to share his view for She is producing a documentary about the documentary, Galbraith said healthcare to encourage physicians from it was important for him to be at Detroit residents gathered at the Cedars Restaurant on around the nation to consider changes in doctor-patient relationships and the ways the meeting. “I want these doc- Jan. 22 to have breakfast with physicians from across the country and be part of a medical documentary bemedicine is practiced in the United States. tors to know there are rural towns ing filmed in Detroit. Photography by Sheldon Traver. During a breakfast with the physicians, like Detroit all over America that said physicians will have the ability to Detroit resident Stephen Galbraith spoke need docs,” he said. Production on the documentary started in live a nearly stress free life and still make about the need for a physician in Detroit. He lived in the Detroit during the 1980s, October and is being filmed in rural com- a good living. munities across the “A lot of people know there is an annation. It will feature swer besides waiting for the next election conversations between cycle or waiting for politicians to come residents and physi- to them,” Wible said. “Local community cians and showcase problems can be easily solved within the the need for reform community. This demonstrates to doctors in the medical system and communities that this is possible in that goes deeper than healthcare.” LANDSCAPE SUPPLY the national healthcare 393 N. Santiam Hwy. • Stayton, OR 97383 fight. Resident Stephen Galbraith talks to physicians about having a doctor in Detroit For Wible, the mesduring the 1980s. He was one of many sage of the docuDetroit residents to share their experiences. mentary is critical on Photography by Sheldon Traver. another level. On average, one physician a day commits suicide and more than 60 percent are considering leaving the medical profession. By connecting with a community and asking patients what they desire in a medical clinic, she By Sheldon Traver

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