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Public Meeting to Pick Final Candidate to Build Mill City City Hall Feb 23 6-8pm Santiam HS Commons
Gates Elementary Gets Fiddle Lessons
Enthusiastic parents and students at Gates Elementary spent this past Feb 15 listening to the first group of K-3rd graders perform their fiddle recitals, from lessons taught by renowned fiddler Kelly Thibodeaux of The Etouffee Band. Top: Mrs. “I’m really impressed with this group,” said Kent’s Thibodeaux. “They all learned to play a 3 chord 3rd grade jams fiddle tune. Violins (a fiddle, without the hat) class with Kelly Thibodeaux. Bottom: Rodolfo have a reputation for being hard to learn. It Perdomo performs his recital. doesn’t have to be that way.” Thibodeaux’s workshop came to Gates Elementary through the efforts of kindergarten teacher Judy Hugenberger, as well as fundraising money from cookie dough and entertainment book sales—making this a student-earned music program. Every student in the school will receive six 45 minute lessons with their own violin and will perform in an open recital. “Thank you for teaching us how to play the million year old fiddle,” wrote 3rd grade Gates Elementary student Colin Thurston in a recent letter to the fiddle teacher. “If I ever become a fiddle player, will you be my mentor?”
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Local Citizens, Water Board Continue in Clash Over Policies The Lyons-Mehama Water District and the informal group Concerned Citizens for Safe Water continue to clash over communication policies. At their meeting this past Jan 12, the water board legally closed the floor to public comments in response to recent lengthy discussions about past extended non-compliance with DHS Public Health Division Drinking Water Program. “Every week, we’re going over the same questions,” said water board Chairman George Geddes. For members of the Concerned Citizens for Safe Water, the feeling that the water board is denying them a basic right is at the forefront of the issue. “They took the public meeting out of public meeting,” said Lyons resident Denny Hoop. “Why would you restrict the public at this level? That’s just wrong.” The Lyons-Mehama Water District board will respond to residents who contact them via mail or their website and has since become fully compliant with state drinking water officials, according to Karen Kelly, Technical Services Region 2 manager for DHS Drinking Water Program. For more info: lyons-mehamawaterdistrict.com Concerned Citizens for Safe Water PO Box 261 Lyons OR 97358 State Drinking Water Program http://18.104.22.168/ inventory.php Enter code OR4100493
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In this segment, we ask local residents their opinions on a topic subject. Opinions are not representative of The Canyon Weekly.
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“Walking with my best friend.” Ginger Gabriel, Mill City
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Salem’s Kroc Center Theater performance of Sarah Plain and Tall was greeted this past Feb 9 at Santiam Auditorium in Mill City with a sell out crowd. “A full house! I’m absolutely thrilled with the turnout tonight,” said director David Berrier during intermission. “When you have an audience like we have tonight, caught in rapt attention, the power and the energy is amazing! This is what performers live for.” Carol Adams, who played the title character Sarah Wheaton, agreed. “Absolutely wonderful. Truly the best audience ever.” The crowd’s enthusiasm spilled out into the commons. “I loved it!” said Nita Gallarza of Mill City. “It was quick and witty,” said Jessica Stewart. Kroc Theater’s next show The Giver runs April 1-9 at their Salem location. They will try to return soon. “We’d come back tomorrow if we could,” said actress Carol Adams.
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Gates Elementary 2nd Graders Gates Elementary January Students of the Host Valentine’s Day Post Office Month In a tradition started over 15 years ago,
Back row left to right: Cassie Klagge, Madison Meola, Cody Rushing, Trey Thomas, and Perla Eugenio Front row left to right: Sabrina Morrison, Arianna Saari, Abby Fawcett, Trenton Tinney, and Cecelia Baughman. Right: Members of the Gates Post Office include (L to R): Bailey Olson, Piper Morris, Tyler Goforth and Wayde Johnston.
the second graders of Gates Elementary have taken charge of the Valentine’s Post Office—a district wide unofficial mailing system that delivers Valentines from one classroom to the next. Supervised by Carla Ohrt, Maureen Chastain, Stacy Nordmo, Jenny Longfellow and Terri Moberg, the second grade class received, cancelled and delivered 1458 pieces of mail in five days and will continue to process Valentine’s cards through Feb 17. “It’s a neat teaching tool and a fun way to keep people writing letters,” said 2nd grade teacher Terri Moberg.
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Introduction to Latin and Swing Couples Dance Class 6 Week Class~Starts Feb 20 Sundays at 6 pm $60 per Couple Santiam H.S. Commons Evergreen St. in Mill City Call Caroll (503) 510-6723
City of Lyons Tallies Survey Results The City of Lyons released the results of a city wide volunteer response survey this past Feb 1. The 32 question survey was conducted last summer and is required every ten years. Select responses will appear in The Canyon Weekly during upcoming issues. For full responses, visit www.CityofLyons.org. Question 11: Regarding the water service provided by the Lyons/Mehama Water District, please rate your satisfaction. The majority of Lyons resident responses rated their water pressure, water quality, customer service, rates, billing timeliness, access to information, communication and overall satisfaction as good. In most areas, the next highest response was fair and the third highest response was excellent. Total response count ranged from 127 to 139 and overall satisfaction was good in 78.5 responses.
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Saturday, June 4, 2011 5:30p-9:00p At the New Gates Fire Hall! Jesus said "Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock.” Matthew 7:24 (NIV)
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Clockwise from top left: Camille Minton, Garrett Stevenson, Cassie Stewart, Genevieve Harris, Caleb Cunderman, Jordan Baney, Audrey Ruby and Timmy Hagen. Congratulations Mill City Middle School students for exemplifying what it means to be a Tiger!
Girl Scout Can Drive Members of the local Gates/Mill City Girl Scout Troop 10118 held their fundraiser can and bottle drive this past Feb 12 in the lot next to Mill City Fire Hall. “Thank you to everyone in the community for your time and donations!” For info about the program or to donate, contact Jessica Stewart 897-2320.
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River Report February 16, 2011 503-897-3301 Steelhead numbers coming up into the North Santiam are encouraging. We may have good spring runs of both steelhead and salmon. So far, we have 2,618 steelhead over Willamette Falls as of Feb. 8. Anglers who are persistent and careful have been catching some fish in Mehama. The chances of finding them are greater in the lower and middle river sections. The river is back to a good fishing level, but some of the turbidity has remained. There is still a foot or more of good visibility, so fish can see baits and lures. Smelly stuff will help fish find the bait. The Forest Service has sampled the water in Detroit Lake, and found that there is a band of particles about 100 feet below lake surface clear up into the Breitenbush arm of the lake. As the sediment goes into Big Cliff, it is stirred up and will settle down as conditions permit. Conditions will improve, but both whitewater fun and fishing are still possible now. Flow projections at about 2200 at Mehama (that is around 3.8 feet deep at Mehama
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Local Events Lyons Fire Dept Leukemia & Lymphoma Fundraiser Help the team climb 69 flights of stairs in full gear at The Columbia Center in Seattle on March 6. Donate: cans/bottles, checks, or online at www.lyonsrfd.org. Call 503859-2410 for info.
Wednesday, Feb 16
12pm-1pm Chamber 101: How to get the most out of your Chamber of Commerce membership. Mill City RSVP 503-897-5000 12 noon Canyon Senior Center potluck, Mill City Thursday, Feb17 10am-2pm, Veteran’s Outreach Canyon Senior Center, Mill City 503 897-2139 6:30pm Distinguished Scholar Dessert SHS Commons. 503 897-2311 4pm MCMS Boys Basketball home game vs. Jefferson
Friday, Feb 18
Coffee with the Principal 89am Mari Linn School, Lyons. All welcome 503 859-2154 Free Swim Friday 5th—12th grades. Bus leaves Santiam HS at 12:15, returns about 2:45. sign up at the school. Boys SHS Wrestling— Districts championships at Chiloquin 7pm Canyon Gospel Sing at Living Water Church of God 132 Sorbin St, Gates featuring Ron & Kathy Green, Reflections of Love
Saturday, Feb 19
11am-2pm Joseph’s Storehouse of Hope food bank distribution at Mari-Linn School. 9am-3pm Lyons Grange Flea
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Market. Hamburgers, potato salad, punch. Tailgating still available $6, register by Feb 17th. 503-859-2708 9am-2pm Mehama Ballpark Baseball Sign-ups Mari-Linn school
Tuesday, Feb 22
Writing Festival Mill City Middle School.503-897-2368 Mill City City Council 6pm, Mill City Middle School (503) 897-2302
Wednesday, Feb 23
6pm North Santiam School District (Mari-Linn) Community Engagement Committee Forum Dinner served, RSVP Mary Richards 503-769-4928
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7pm Community Chorus, First Christian Church, 254 SW 3rd St. Mill City. Nondenominational. All levels of experience welcome. 859-3426 4pm-8pm Youth Center for 7th -12 grades. Air Hockey, Ping Pong, ect. FREE. Mill City Baptist Church.
10am-2pm Quilting Club Canyon Baptist Church 446 Cedar St, Lyons 503-910-4918 12pm Senior Meals Fellowship Hall, Mill City Presbyterian Church. Meals on Wheels avail. Ruth:503 897-2204
7pm. AA Meeting Santiam Chapel, Lyons. 7:30-8:30pm Idanha AA Mtg at City Hall
7pm Teen Movie Night Ages 10-18 First Christian Church, MC. Free 503-602-8742 4pm-8pm Youth Center for 7th-12 grades. Air Hockey, Ping Pong, Foos Ball, more. FREE. Mill City Baptist Church. 12pm Senior Meals. Fellowship Hall, Mill City Presbyterian Church. Meals on Wheels avail. Ruth:503 897-2204
10am-12pm Kid Zone Fun, crafts and a FREE sack lunch. Mill City Baptist Church. 140 N. 1st. St (503) 536-5414 7:30-8:30pm Idanha AA Mtg at City Hall
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