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Volume XIV, Issue 10

Walk. Run. Be a hero! OHS Doggie Dash aims for Guinness World Record May 10 by Dan Bosserman n May 10 dogs will take over the streets of downtown Portland in the 27th annual Oregon Humane Society Doggie Dash. The Oregon Humane Society, known for helping thousands of pets find homes each year, is aiming to set a different kind of record at this year’s OHS Doggie Dash in downtown Portland. Don’t think this is just a Portland/Multnomah County affair, either. In last year’s Doggie Dash, well over a hundred participants were from East Clackamas County—93 from Sandy and more than 30 from Boring. The record to beat: the most costumed canines ever gathered in one place. Dog lovers everywhere are encouraged to come to Waterfront Park on May 10 to help OHS break the current Guinness World Record of 1,326 costumed dogs. The record was set two years ago in St. Louis. “If just half of the dogs who come to the Dash every year show up in costume, we’ll easily beat the Guinness record and have a great time doing it,” said Sharon Harmon, OHS executive director. “I can’t wait to see well over 1,000 costumed dogs in one place and all for a great cause!” Doggie Dash is the largest fundraising event for pets on the West Coast, with a dog-friendly route down car-free Naito Parkway and along Waterfront Park, featuring canine contests, a pancake breakfast, live music and more. Participants are coming from over a dozen states, as far away as Florida and Hawaii. “Some are even coming from Canada,” said Barbara Baugnon, the Society’s Marketing and Public Relations Director. “This is truly an international event.” Discover Your Dog’s Inner Superhero: To go along with “Walk. Run. Be a Hero!” theme of this year’s Dash, dog lovers are encouraged


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(Continued from front page) to dress their canine companions in superhero garb. The OHS website also features tips for creating a Fido-friendly costume and an online quiz to help pet owners discover their pet’s inner superhero. The quiz and downloadable costume patterns are available on the OHS website. Last year’s Doggie Dash saw an estimated 3,500 dogs in attendance. OHS is expecting more dogs this year and hopes to raise a record $500,000. Registration for Doggie Dash is $30 in advance, $35 at the door, with 100% of the proceeds going to help pets at OHS. To register for the Dash and learn more about the world record attempt, visit What: Help beat the Guinness World Record for most costumed dogs and raise funds for pets in need. When: Saturday, May 10, 2014. Day-of registration opens at 7:30 am; walk/run starts at 9 am; world-record count begins at finish line. Where: Portland’s Waterfront Park, SW Stark and Naito Parkway. Cost: Registration is $30 in advance; $35 at the door and includes a free pancake breakfast and more. Take the Quiz: Discover your

dog’s superhero alter-ego, visit: doggiedash/be_a_hero.asp OHS Ranked as Top National Charity Last November the nation’s top charity watchdog awarded OHS its highest possible ranking for the sixth consecutive year, an honor accorded to only three percent of the nation’s nonprofits. Charity Navigator’s Four-Star rating is given to nonprofits that demonstrate the highest level of fiscal management and a commitment to accountability and transparency. “This ‘exceptional’ designation

from Charity Navigator differentiates OHS from its peers and demonstrates to the public it is worthy of their trust,” said Ken Berger, President of Charity Navigator, the nation’s leading independent charity watchdog. Charity Navigator annually evaluates 6,000 of the nation’s largest charities. “We know people can pick and choose the charities they want to support, which is why we work hard every year to earn the public’s trust,” said Sharon Harmon, OHS Executive Director. “We rely entirely on donations and hope animal lovers

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do as a group? Start a team with your friends, coworkers and/or family. Your team can compete for one of our top three team prizes and each team member can win individual prizes. If you have already registered as an individual and would like to join a team, please email us or call (503) 802-6752. Join a Doggie Dash Team Join a team of friends for a day of fun and combine your fundraising power to compete for our top three team prizes. Each team member is also eligible for individual prizes. If you have already registered as an individual and want to join a team, please email us or call (503) 802-6752. Lazy Dog / Cat Nappers Can’t make it to the Doggie Dash? For no charge, you can sign up as a Lazy Dog/Cat Napper and still be a hero for pets. You’ll get your own web page that you can personalize and use to send out fundraising emails to friends and family. Lazy Dogs and Cat Nappers are eligible for all fundraising prizes (but do not receive at-event items like the Doggie Dash goodie


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In Memoriam: Joie Smith June 17, 1928 – March 29, 2014 Longtime Mt. Hood resident and renowned tow truck driver Joie Reid Smith passed away March 29, 2014, at her home in Rhododendron. Known to many for her horsemanship skills, her skiing, her indomitable spirit, and her unfailing willingness to help anyone in trouble, Joie will be missed by everyone who knew her and many who only heard about her from afar. At least as legendary as Lige Coalman or Sam Barlow, Smith was honored by a packed hall in a Memorial Service at the Mt. Hood Lions Club in Welches. One of her many contributions was her annual service as bugler at Camp Fire Columbia’s Camp Namanu on the mountain, where remembrances can be made in her honor. Rest in peace, Joie Smith.

“Grow old along with me, the best is yet to be.”~Robert Browning John and Bonnie Stalberger are the resident managers of Gresham Manor, a Holiday Retirement community on SE Powell Valley Road. When asked to explain what Gresham Manor is, John typically replies, “I like to start by defining what it is not.” Gresham Manor, like the more than 300 other Holiday Retirement communities across North America, is not a nursing home or assisted living. It’s a community designed for 55 and older retirement living—with independent apartments, with emphasis on community living. “There are two categories of people who come here,” John said. “First are retired individuals who see that this community is peaceful, loving, caring, and takes care of their needs. Others are brought here because their family sees the need for a peaceful, loving, caring community. In both cases, we’re here to see that those needs are met.” Well, just what are some of those needs? Gresham Manor provides: • Care-giving staff on site 24 hours per day • Three nutritious home-style meals per day • Twenty-four hour beverages and snacks • Weekly housekeeping & personal laundry • Individual temperature controls • All utilities, excluding your personal phone • Cable TV in common areas and hook-up in each suite • Coordination of transportation needs • Full calendar of activities

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Villages of the Darned To: BCC and Parties interested in biking or tourism in the Mt. Hood Area, April 17, 2013 Subject: Villages at Mt. Hood: “ConnectOregon Grant Application” Fiasco It seems like this is a another “Dumb and Dumber” movie..... Villages at Mt. Hood BOD’s “ConnectOregon Grant ‘I certify’ Application” Fiasco ( Can you believe someone would actually attempt to do what appears to be such an idiot, unethical, position-abusing thing? They can’t really (but likely will) claim “ignorance”: like in the Notorious 8000 Person Miller Road Amphitheater Fiasco, the primary people were informed of these things, I know because, I, personally, did it. “Susan you aren’t listening! You are too negative! We’ll make it happen!” was the bullying, Dunning/Kruger pathological

response when they wasn’t even willing or, apparently, had any idea how to form a 501(c)(3) to shelter the project. But trying to gloom onto $85,000 is “aggressive”, and assuming no one would notice.... Of course, they, apparently, bullied the TAP into giving one of them $3000, so what’s another $17,000? The only questions are: 1. Who will they try to blame for his fiasco, and 2. How will the County and State handle such malfeasance...or will they hide/ignore this $85,000 “mistake (wink, wink)”? Have YOU done your CYA? With their history of blaming others, keep your paperwork in order: => they may be trying to toss you “under the bus.” (oh, that’s right, Mr. Reeves has given the bus project away to the ski areas .... with zero community input). Susan Corwin, Zigzag

Volume X1V - Issue 10 May 2014 Published by R. Steven West Managing Editor R. Steven West Editor Dan Bosserman Marketing Director R. Steven West Display Advertising Sales Pat Porter R. Steven West • Routine apartment maintenance • And of course, the opportunity to make new friends Dave Beitler is the Activities Director at Gresham Manor. Citizens of Sandy might remember him as a Sandy City Councilor from 2009 to 2012. Dave provides a full and varied schedule of activities at the Manor, including Putt-putt Golf, Wii Bowling Tournaments, Strength and balance low impact exercises to improve core strength and help to improve balance, Walk Club, Yoga, Laughtercise, Social Groups/Activities,

Gardening Club, and Craft. There’s a Book Club. Betty Larsen came as a resident to the Manor a couple of years ago and decided to professionalize the library as a personal project.. Now she keeps it in tip-top condition. There are painting classes, excursions, watermelon spitting contests, cooking clubs, bus trips, and at least 100 other activities for retirees to take part in. We sat with three of the Ambassadors—residents who have volunteered to make newbies welcome and show them the ropes—and asked them whether the information we

received from the literature and the managers is a true reflection of life at Gresham Manor. “Absolutely,” they said without hesitation. John Sauer, 85, is a Korean War veteran who has been at the Manor for two and a half years. “I really do enjoy it here. I looked at three or four places and decided this one was the best—the entertainment, the food, the transportation. Next week we’re going to Hood River to the antique car show.” John is a member of a walking group. “We walk outside when it’s nice, and in the halls when it’s not,” he said. John (Continued page 5)

Mt. Hood Territory May Events Wooden Shoe Tulip Fest…5/1 to 5/3, 9am6pm. 30th annual. Stroll through over 40 acres of tulip fields in bloom. Kids’ activities, food and gift shop. Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm, 33814 S Meridian Rd, Woodburn. (503) 634-2243. www. Estacada 1st Friday Show…5/2, 6-8pm. Featured artist or featured group show. Wine, hors d’oeuvres, music and lots of wonderful art from 30+ members. Nestled in the Clackamas River Valley of the Cascade foothills. Spiral Gallery Artists Co-operative, 341 S Broadway, Estacada. (503) 630-7273. Oregon City First Friday Film…5/2, 6:30pm. Award winning film explores the secrets behind our most valued emotion. Pioneer Community Center, 615 5th St, Oregon City. (503) 657-8287. Canby Master Gardeners Spring Garden Fair…5/3 to 5/4. 30th annual. Over 170 vendors offering all types of plants and garden art. Miniclasses available. (503) 266.1136. Clackamas County Event Center, 694 NE 4th Ave, Canby. (503) 266-1136. Lake Oswego First Wednesday Speaker Series…5/7, 7-8pm. Architectural historian Chrissy Curran, Modern Masters: from International Style to Northwest Regional. Oswego Heritage House, 398 Tenth St, Top of A Ave, Lake Oswego, (503) 635-6373. Victorian Handcraft Demonstrations…5/10, Noon-4pm. This ongoing hands-on demonstration series features a variety of Victorian needlework and handwork techniques. May is paper filigree. Experience this important aspect of the lives of ladies in the 1800s! All programs are free of charge. 2nd Saturday of every month. McLoughlin House, 713 Center St, Oregon City. (503) 656-5151. Oregon City Brown Bag Series…5/17. Every 3rd Saturday. Free. McLoughlin House 713 Center St, Oregon City. (503) 656-5151. www.

Lake Oswego Historic Home Tour…5/17, 11am-4pm. 6th annual. Celebrate the beauty of Lake Oswego and 5 historic homes and gardens. Tickets limited. Oswego Heritage Hous, 398 Tenth St, Top of A Ave, Lake Oswego. (503) 635-6373. hometour.html Upper Clackamas Whitewater Festival…5/17. 31st annual. Longest running whitewater event on the west coast. Features raft, kayak, aerial, tube and drift boat competitions through challenging rapids, equipment displays, demonstrations. Carter Bridge Campground, Estacada. (503) 630-6861. www. Memorial Day Winery Events…5/23 to 5/26. Most wineries throughout The Territory open their doors for you to linger longer and have special activities and music, offers and special pricing during the Memorial Day weekend. Check with AlexEli ( Beckham ( Buddha Kat ( Carabella Winery ( Christopher Bridge ( Forest Edge Vineyard (www.forestedgevineyard. com) Hanson Vineyards ( K&M ( King’s Raven ( Oswego Hills ( Quailhurst ( Ribera ( St. Josef’s Winery ( Terra Vina Wines ( others. agritourism-wineries-farms/winery Canby Wine, Food & Brew…5/30. Celebration of wine, beer, food, demos, art, vintage decor, marketplace and music. (503) 2661136. Clackamas County Event Center, 694 NE 4th Ave, Canby. (503) 2661136.

Journalists Dan Bosserman Loisann Young Columnists Katrina Aman - Youth Perspecitve Chuck Bolsinger - Nature NW Olga Donvillo, LAc, DHM - Health Julie Gomez - Nature Kelly Lazenby - Theater Arts Maxine Marsolini - Family Finance Dr. Chris Meletis - Health Katharine Mertens - Equine Vet Chris Olson - Real Estate Pamala Vincent - Lessons from the Garden Kurt Winner - Culinary Traveler Graphic Design, Layout & Production Ernst Design Studio Distribution: 30,000 by U.S. Mail 35,000 in Circulation How To Reach Us: P.O. Box 1529 • Boring, OR 97009 503-936-NEWS • 503-668-9490 Fax: 503-668-9496 e-mail : The East County Gazette LLC was established in 1999 and is a free monthly news/magazine. We mail approx. 30,000 with an additional 5,000 copies available at various local establishments. The Gazette is an independent publication that is locally owned and operated. The Gazette welcomes freelance submissions. The Gazette does not neccesarily endorse any advertiser or columnist. Advertising errors can be remedied by omission or retraction. The Gazette does not necessarily endorse any letter to the editor. This is only the viewpoint of the person writing the letter. The articles, art and ads contained herein are the property of the Gazette and may not be reproduced without written permission. This paper is dedicated to Mark Alan West and the community for their support. ©2014 East County Gazette

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itinerary-every-morning-for-theday personality never thought would happen. The hotel lobbies are the best, packing and unpacking became an activity I looked forward to, I clung tight to my passport out of enthusiasm rather than obligation, the weather was different than what I was used to and thus thrilling. And I haven’t had emergencies on my trips but when situations weren’t the upmost comfortable, it only set in that much more that I never desired comfort. I wanted an adventure and that’s what I got. I soon realized how this newfound “travel bug,” as some called it, was daily making me better. I started to learn about living with less, plans change and I have to adapt, I must enjoy the moments and I learned what it was like to be consistently forced out of my comfort zone.

I learned to be patient and the best part of my small traveling experience was the family I gained. Languages and culture differences don’t divide love that can grow between others. My white American-ness didn’t keep anybody internationally from welcoming me with sloppy cheek kisses, fresh tortillas, and tea. And my foreignness in all situa-

this way, “You will never be completely at home again, because part of your heart always will be elsewhere. That is the price you pay for the richness of loving and knowing people in more than place.” “Distancia no importa a la familia,” she told me as I lifted my suitcase to the man loading it on the bus. How wonderful it is to

My white American-ness didn’t keep anybody internationally from welcoming me with sloppy cheek kisses, fresh tortillas, and tea. tions was something that after I struggled adapting to, humbled me teaching me to accept kindness and generosity from others. Ultimately, I discovered the home of the Pacific Northwest didn’t feel completely like home anymore. Miriam Adeney put it

leave your heart in so many places. They told me to travel while I’m young. Having not been anywhere but the Pacific Northwest, I didn’t want to leave. Travel while you’re young, they say. Oh, I will.

Wy’east presents “Time to Remember” During June, the Wy’East Artisans Guild, made up of local artists, will present “Time to Remember,” a show of artwork inspired by the song “Try to Remember” from the musical The Fantasticks, which is being presented at the Sandy Actors Theatre. The song prompts us to recall the subtle wonders of the world we have experienced during our lives. This thoughtful music reminds us of the treasures in our past that

continue to enrich our lives, if we let them. The musical involves neighboring farmers, young lovers, a carnival, love, deception, growth and love again. The artwork on display asks viewers to remember the treasures of the past that still guide them today. May 29, at 6:45 the public is invited to join the artists for a reception at the Sandy Actors Theatre, followed by a dress-rehearsal performance of The Fantasticks. The play officially opens May 30

and runs through June 22, with the “Time to Remember” artwork on display in the lobby. Sandy Actors Theatre is located behind Ace Hardware in Sandy at 39181 Pioneer Blvd. Seating at the May 29 reception is on a first-come basis and all donations benefit the Guild’s nonprofit public programs. For more information call Vernon Groff at (503) 239-4090 or email vernongroffstudio@gmail. com.

Sandy Actors Theatre summer youth program Sandy Actors Theatre presents its summer youth program. Classes include stage movement, easy choreography, history of musical theater, simple scenes from popular musicals with dialogue and script analysis, theater games, and educational guest speakers. This year we are also including a talent workshop that teaches auditioning techniques, creating and building resumes and finding auditions that can help one be a true professional actor. The program is set for June 16—27,

Monday through Friday from 10am to 3pm. Required performances are June 26 and 27 at 7:30pm. Participants should be 10-18 years old. Cost is $100 per child. Places are limited and will be given on a first-come, first-served basis. Our goal is for the students to learn and grow in the theater experience, to connect in fellowship with other thespians and to enjoy the art of acting and musical theater. Teachers for the program are

Cheryl Rudarmel-Beam of Portland, Anne Anderson of Damascus, and Susie Kinder of Welches. “Our program last summer was a huge success! The kids we had were incredible. I can’t wait to meet more young and talented actors in our community this year. It’s going to be a whole new show. ”-Susie Kinder. Registration is online at Click on ‘Summer Youth Program’ or call Susie Kinder at (403)832-4687 for questions.

Nutz-N-Boltz presents King Midas Done in a classical Greek style, Nutz-n-Boltz Theater will present King Midas, a children’s theater production acted by a cast of children, for an all-ages audience. The play, a comedic treatment of the myth, will feature local east county actors, ages 7-15. Nutz-n-Boltz Theater performs at the Boring-Damascus Grange Hall in Boring, off Highway 212 and Wally Road. Performances (featuring space down in front

for the wee ones) are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 and Sundays at 3:00PM. May 9-18. Tickets are $8.00 for adults and $5.00 for children. Children three and under are free. SPECIAL “TOURING” Performance. Nutz-n-Boltz Theater received an arts grant from the City of Gresham to perform in downtown Gresham. Saturday, May 17 only will be a Gresham performance of King Midas at

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n centuries past, families clI have just gone through the happy/sad/exhausting/ frustrating process of moving house. We are now firmly committed to East County, with our family’s new digs even deeper into the country. It is nice to see all the nurseries around us, but it will be harder to bike or walk into town now. This is the trade-off. It seems to have a very nice traditional neighborhood setting, so I am looking forward to getting to know my neighbors this time. I have to admit that I lived in our old neighborhood for eight years and do not know any of their names! My entire family has made a vow to be better neighbors in our new home. So I better start baking. If anyone wants to borrow a cup of sugar, I will soon have it unpacked. It has been such a busy month that I seem to have missed more theater than I can ever possibly list, but here are a few East County shows coming up in May, so I won’t miss these: Sandy High School will perform their Spring play May 16, 17, 22-24th at 7:30PM. Tickets are $8.00 for adults or $5.00 for students. Centennial High’s Spring performance is the zany musical version of Shrek, with a fun cast of students performing

My Sister’s House fundraisers Two fundraisers will be held to support My Sister’s House in May. My Sister’s House provides transitional housing for mothers and their children. By attending our events, you will be helping to keep families together. This unique shelter program has a focus on providing safe alternatives to homelessness for mothers with small children. We offer education options, life skills, parenting classes and much more. More information is on our web site: Saturday, May 10, Annual Fundraiser Plant Sale: Flowering baskets, vegetable starts, nursery stock trees, tray annuals and much more. Trinity Lutheran Church, 507 W Powell Blvd, Gresham, near Eastman Parkway and Powell Blvd. 9 am to 3pm. Questions about the sale or want to donate? Please Call (503) 665-1026 Tuesday, May 13 Fundraiser at Gresham Burgerville Restaurant, Hogan and Stark Streets. 5pm to 8pm - dine in or take out.

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Sandy Actors Theatre will feature a Readers Theatre show in May. The staged reading series features one-night-only performances and actors have scripts in-hand on a bare stage, interpreting the play’s story without the embellishment of sets, costumes, or lighting. The show on May 19 at 7:00PM will be Heaven Can Wait, by Harry Segall. Performance also takes place at the Gresham Chapel and Evening Event Center, 257 SE Roberts in Gresham and tickets are $8.00 at the door Photo: Shayla Bailey (Queen) Justin Lazenby (King Midas) look on as Sybil (Jenessa Teachout) predicts disaster.

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(Continued from page 3) likes to tell his granddaughter he never learned to type very well, because when he was young typewriters were operated on steam power. “I got tired of going outside and stoking the furnace.” Shirley Shandy, 85, announced, “I’m single and lived in a mobile home park. Everything was going to pot, and others were worried about me being alone. I knew a lady who had been here over seven years, so I moved in, and I’m glad I did. When I’m away, I find myself thinking, ‘I’m going home now.’” When we talked with Shirley, she had just left a game of Scattergories. Later she planned to play golf in the hall. “You’ve never golfed until you golf in the halls of Gresham Manor,” she said. Shirley is a retired schoolteacher. She started in 1964 at Sabin Grade School and after five years transferred to Meriwether Lewis, retiring in 1991. Every year on Valentine’s Day, residents elect a Queen of the Manor, who reigns until

the following Valentine’s Day. Last year’s queen was Donna Neibauer, 91, another ambassador who was a welder in the shipyards at Albina until her

husband came home from the Air Force, where he instructed tail gunners. “I like it here,” Donna said. “It’s a great place to live; it’s peaceful; and everybody gets along well.” And they have a quick sense of humor. When Donna was asked what it took to be an ambassador, she beamed, “Smart, good-looking, intelligent, money!” Gresham Manor provides part-time employment for a number of Sam Barlow High School students, with whom the Retirement Center has a

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by Katharine Mertens, DVM ecently, I was privy to an email conversation between veterinarians about common myths and misconceptions concerning horse care. Collectively we came up with quite a few, ranging from the bizarre, but benign, to potentially hazardous. Along the bizarre streak were superstitions about which direction the testicles should be tossed after castration (“toss them towards the horse’s head to make him run faster”), or how many pennies to throw in the water trough to bring good health. The misconceptions were more serious. One which stuck out in my mind was the commonly held belief, “Grain is good for horses.” Grain is fed to many horses, including my own, but good for them? Not necessarily. And given two emergency calls I’d made in one week to treat carbohydrate overload, this seems like a topic worth revisiting. What my clients knew when they dialed my number is that their horses could get in serious trouble by eating too much soluble carbohydrate. But my clients didn’t phrase it quite that way. One of them said, “My horse escaped from his dry lot last night and was out on the


pasture this morning. I don’t know how long.” The other said, “My horse escaped from his stall last night and got into the grain bin. I don’t know how much.” I said, “I’ll be right over.” Horses evolved on dry savannahs and desert plains. They are designed to eat forage—mature grasses. These firm, sturdy plants are high in structural carbohydrates. They need to be fermented in order to be digested. They provide a slow, steady source of energy which nourishes good bacteria in the horse’s large intestine. To visualize what needs to be fermented to be digested, think about what horses and cows can eat that we can’t: Grass. Hay. Alfalfa. At the opposite end of the carbohydrate spectrum are the non-structural carbohydrates. These are also known as “soluble sugars,” or energy that does not need to be fermented to be digested. These carbohydrates come from the energy storage portion of plants, including the seeds, or a fast-growing leaf. You can come up with a list of soluble carbohydrates by considering the parts of plants that humans can eat: the grains, like corn, oats, and barley. The problem with feeding soluble carbohydrates (grain, as well as lush, spring grass) to an animal designed to eat structural

carbohydrates (mature, slowgrowing grass) is that you have to train the animal’s digestive tract to handle the unnatural food source. This can be done, and has been done successfully for as long as people have kept horses. That’s why my horse (and many of yours) can eat a small amount of grain every day, and why horses can be adapted to spring grasses. But you have to add these feeds slowly and gradually. If your horse gains sudden access to unrestricted amounts of soluble carbs, you need to call the vet—immediately. The biggest risk from carbohydrate overload—ingestion of more soluble carbohydrate than the horse is used to—is laminitis. Laminitis is an extremely painful and potentially crippling inflammation of the hoof. It can complicate any number of horse diseases for reasons that so far have eluded scientific research. In other words, for all that veterinary science still strives to understand about laminitis, we’ve already proven this: The one consistent way to induce laminitis is by carbohydrate overload. So when my clients called with their stories, I knew I was dealing with the same challenge in both cases: I had to get the soluble sugar through the horses’ intestines and out the

other end as fast as possible, hopefully before it was digested. Additionally, I administered some medications to try to prevent any digested sugars from causing problems. Much to the horses’ dismay, moving the sugar through their systems meant administering a laxative via a naso-gastric tube. I passed a rubber tube up the nose and into the esophagus and stomach, and administered mineral oil. Once you are in the esophagus, you’re pretty much past the discomfort, but I’ve never met a horse that appreciates the feeling of a tube up the nose. “Too bad they don’t realize why we’re doing this,” I mused to the clients. “Then maybe we could teach your horses not to overindulge in the future!” There’s little hope of teaching the horses, I’m afraid. But hopefully we can teach the owners. Double check your gates and your stall doors. Keep grain behind closed doors, and introduce your horses to spring grass slowly. If it turns out your horse is an escape artist, call the vet. * * * Katharine Mertens, DVM, is the owner of Mertens Mammals, LLC, a mobile, equine veterinary practice based in Boring. You can reach the practice at (503) 663-6400.

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The lost art of getting by by Maxine Marsolini “The ordinary is only ordinary because we have grown used to it. The common, the simple, and the small often hold powerful lessons.” – Dr. Steve Stephens hildhood for me was often a time of making do, of getting by with what we had on hand. We had little—but we also had plenty. Best of all, we didn’t know the difference. Getting by was simply a reality that we and many of our neighbors accepted as the norm. I often think most Americans are missing out on an authentic simplicity that doesn’t have to be a thing of the past generations. Today getting by is not a popular trend. Its model has been swallowed up at a high price of instant gratification. Take a trip with me back to the 50s and 60s. At my house three girls shared one bedroom, swapped a lot of secondhand clothes, and created fun taking turns riding one bicycle. I was nine years old when a goat was traded for that blue bike with shiny spokes. Apart from hand-


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me-down rubber boots, our younger brother was the only one who had most of a wardrobe to himself. Otherwise, the four of us shared just about everything. Finances were skimpy. Only $20 a week was spent at the grocery store. Go over that amount and something had to be put back. Somehow we made it through the week without that box of corn flakes, or half gallon of Neapolitan ice cream, and hoped to taste those two foods the following week. The only reason this paradigm sounds odd now is that today’s finances are most often managed with the convenience of credit cards lining our wallets. Budgets are not honored as before; they are being disrespected and overspent. Giving something back at the checkout stand is no longer seen as a viable, or even polite, option. Back on the farm Dad raised cattle, pigs, lambs, and chickens. He also readied them for the kitchen table. Convenience food meant Velveeta Cheese and Tang. None of us ever went hungry. There was always plenty of meat, potatoes, and canned veggies to fill our stomachs. Oatmeal

cookies and donuts were made from scratch. Gingerbread was for special occasions and always topped with sweet-tasting whipped cream—thanks to the

cooked up from what’s on hand. Catch a glimpse of what can be recycled to fit a new need, rather than making another trip to the store. When the children

Today’s finances ar e most often managed with the convenience of credit cards lining our wallets. Budgets are not honored as before; they are being disrespected and overspent. family’s milk cow. We had little—but we also had plenty. How are you getting by? Are you so fed up with credit card bills that falling back on yesterday’s wisdom might make sense? Consider how nice it would be to live within your means, to get by and not presume on tomorrow’s income for things consumed today. Reintroduce the art of getting by to your family. Be prepared for some eyes to roll and a couple of unhappy faces. New habits, like new shoes, take time to feel comfy. Look in cupboards. Dust off recipe books. Believe change starts with you. Set the tone. See what can be

ask for the latest gadget, think about buying one instead of one for each child. Getting by will nurture the admirable quality of sharing. “Wise choices will watch over you. Understanding will keep you safe”. Proverbs 2:11 NLT *



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Spring lamb from Master Chef Sylvain Harribey By Kurt Winner inally the sun is out and with the change of seasons the Pacific Northwest kicks into high culinary gear. On the horizon are the berries, rhubarb, and spring peas. For a special offering here’s a delicious offering from a master chef at a very exclusive hotel in the heart of Manhattan New York. French Master Chef Sylvain Harribey, executive chef at Sofitel New York City, sends his recipe for Côtes D’ Agneau, an herbmarinated lamb chop, to you for spring. Chef Harribey is newly presented with the prestigious title “French Master Chef,” presented with honor by the French culinary association Maîtres Cuisiniers de France to those chefs who have given of themselves to teaching, judging, helping other chefs further their training, educating, promoting their French culture and French cuisine. Chef Harribey’s côtes d’agneau are herb-marinated lamb chops served with flageolet beans and roasted baby vegetables. Author: Gaby Brasserie Francaise Executive Chef Sylvain Harribey Recipe Type: Entree Cuisine: French Serves: 4 Ingredients • 1 pound Flageolet beans, can substitute with Navy beans pre- soaked for two hours drained • 4 tablespoons olive oil • 2 garlic cloves minced • 1 teaspoon of Provençale herbs • 2 fresh thyme leaves, lightly


crushed • 4 fresh rosemary leaves • 1 teaspoon salt • 1 teaspoon black pepper • 1 medium carrot diced • 1 yellow onion chopped • 4 baby zucchinis blanched • 4 baby yellow sunburst squash blanched • 4 baby carrots with tops blanched • 4 stalks of asparagus blanched • 12 french cut lamb chops, local lamb is best here, but Australian will do in a pinch Instructions: Toss lamb chops with two tablespoons olive oil, salt, pepper, and Provençale herbs and marinate for one hour. Heat large

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by Mallory Gwynn In my estimate, May is the best month to plant garden here in the Pacific Northwest. This, of course, does not include early plantings of peas, lettuce, spinach and cole crops…they need that cooler, wetter weather. Our traditional time to plant the majority of our annual and vegetable garden is Memorial Day weekend. I have found that in mid to late May, the ground is beginning to warm enough to push the plants forward. From time to time, I see those who get really excited when that first warm spell comes and they make a fast track to plant tomatoes, squash, beans and other veggies and annual flowers. There is no right or wrong in this; it’s just a matter of best conditions for your plants. What it all comes down to is soil preparedness and temperature. Generally, if you are using plant starts from your local retailer, they are started and grown in conditions that don’t emulate the conditions of your garden soil…especially the temperature. The earliest I have planted my garden is mid-April and the latest is about July 7, neither of which I recommend. That’s not to say that the earliest and latest gardens failed, but they had their specific challenges. I like Memorial Day weekend for two major reasons. First, it is a time to remember those who have given the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom and

second, because the plants get the very best start they can. It is a good combination. One other thing…it is tradition. Not all traditions are worth keeping, but my parents always planted their garden on Memorial Day weekend and it seems good to me too. Buds of Spring Spring always comes in with a bang when it has to do with color. The bright advent bursts on the scene with yellow from daffodils and multiple colors from tulips and early flowering plums. Lying in wait (and it is a short wait) is the cornucopia of color that is in the background in the form of buds. Looking out the window of our home, I decided to grab my camera to find some close ups of the buds of spring. This certainly is not an attempt to show everything that is coming into color, but more to advocate the experience of taking time to observe the multiple stages of beauty sometimes overlooked. Conifers have their own brand of ‘cool’ when it comes to new growth. Some conifers have “candles” that portray the new life they have. These candles, fully developed, become the trees trunk and branches in the subsequent years. Junipers, like this Gold Cone Juniper, push new growth from the tips and the color is magnificent… as the name suggests. Vine plants like grape and wisteria have a show of their own.

The regiment of buds on a grape vine, when observed up close, is a miracle of its own. What looks to be a dead stick in dormancy proves to be quite alive with a show of leaves, tiny blooms, more vines and grapes. The wisteria is chock full of buds. Some people have a difficult time getting their wisteria to produce flowers. Generally, it’s because they over water. Neither grapes nor wisteria need much water here in the Northwest. Stressing a plant will most certainly produce seed…and the precursor to seed is the flower. Rhododendron and azaleas are coming into their own now as well. Both are bright and a welcome addition to the buds of spring line up. The cousin of the evergreen azalea is the Mollis and Exbury azaleas that are a few weeks from being done for the year. Coming from a huge


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family of plants (Ericaceae), both Rhododendrons and Azaleas are some of the best splash in spring. Blueberries are a distant cousin of Rhodies and azaleas, and too, have some pretty snazzy color and interest in early spring. The Buds of Spring are everywhere and all you have to do is go out into your garden and borders to find some outstanding hidden gems of your own. Take your camera along and document what you see. You won’t be disappointed. Happy Gardening! Tips for May Gardening • When you plant your annuals and vegetables, try to plant on a cool overcast day. It will reduce plant stress. • Keep the garden and borders free of weeds. A little weeding everyday will keep weed population down and also keep them from seeding out. • Deadhead Rhododendrons and Azaleas and other flowering plants as the flowers are spent. • Keep container gardens and hanging baskets fed and watered. Remember…there is no nutritional value in potting soil. • If you have fruit trees, trap for codling moths and apple maggot. Watch for other disease and insects. Apply appropriate solution to the specific pest pressure. • Keep your lawn healthy with proper mowing, feeding, watering and over seeding. (see my article on simplygardening under ‘Notes”) • Watch for pests in your vegetable garden. The spotted cucumber beetle is particularly nasty when it comes to spreading disease. • Consider moving to drip irrigation for your garden and borders. It saves money, helps control weeds and puts water directly to the plant roots. • Plant a cutting flower garden to enjoy bouquets all summer long. • Take time to just sit and enjoy the out of doors with your loved ones. Have a BBQ and invite a neighbor to have fresh food from your garden. Happy Gardening! * * * Visit for great pictures and garden information.

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NATURE by Chuck Bolsinger ears ago while working on a juniper project in Central Oregon, my crew-mate and I stayed in a BLM guard station near Fort Rock. I slept in my sleeping bag in an upper bunk, and Bob (not his real name) slept in the lower bunk. Bob woke me one morning, growling, “Hey, who took my compass and hand lens?” He’d placed some of his field gear, including a hand lens, and Silva compass (a compass mounted on a 4.0 X 3.5-inch plastic base with hinged mirror) on the window sill by his bunk. We found the compass on the floor about six feet from the window, but the hand lens was gone. In its place on the window sill was a stick---a section of juniper branch, 6 inches long and a half-inch in diameter with gnaw-marks at both ends. It appeared that Bob had unwittingly bartered with a bushy-tailed woodrat (Neotoma cinerea)---one fresh-gnawed juniper stick for one made-inSweden hand lens. The woodrat---an American native, not to be confused with black rats and Norway rats (genius Rattus), introduced from the Old World---is also known as pack rat or trade rat, for its habit of taking small shiny objects and stashing them in its nest. It will drop whatever it’s carrying if it sees a more desirable object. We reasoned that the pack rat took the compass first, but found it cumbersome to handle, so it dropped it and went back and took the smaller hand lens. While early explorers, trappers, miners and settlers in


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western North America were generally unamused by the klepto-swapto habit of woodrats, scientists have found woodrat middens to be a valuable source of information on changes in the environment over time. “Midden” is an archeological term meaning roughly “garbage pile,” but for woodrats, “toilet” would be closer to the truth. Woodrats (there are several species in the West) tend to deposit their fecal pellets in the same place over time, along with collected material such as seeds, leaves, bones, and other acquired items no longer wanted. Other material such as pollen, insects, fungus spores, animal hair, etc., also finds its way into these deposits. Woodrats periodically douse the deposits with urine, which is viscous and quickly crystallizes, preserving the contents of the

midden. Eventually the whole mass becomes fossilized. Woodrats rarely range more than 100 meters from their nests, so the material in their middens can tell a lot about the immediate environment. Scientists determine the age of middens by radiocarbon dating, hence they can be used to determine the character of biotic communities at specific sites at specific times in the past. Fossil woodrat middens have been found that were older than 50,000 years. In central Oregon, analyses of woodrat middens show that western Juniper has come and gone numerous times over the past several thousand years. This indicates that the recent expansion of juniper---a study shows a five-fold increase in area since 1936---has happened before, and a reversal may be expected

in the future. Back at the bunkhouse, Bob and I went looking for his hand lens. A likely place was a woodrat nest about 50 yards from the bunkhouse, a huge pile of sticks around the base of a large juniper tree with branches clear to the ground. We poked around, trying not to damage the nest, but didn’t find Bob’s hand lens. We did find two old metal pop tops (the kind Jimmy Buffet stepped on in “Margaritaville”), aluminum foil gum wrappers, a small U-bolt, part of a Barbie Doll, a metal buckle from a backpack, a shower curtain hook, a plastic bottle that once held Motrin or maybe Tylenol, and several fruit jar lids, both rings and caps. We speculated on what future scientists might make of such items in a fossilized woodrat midden.

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milky white, and bloom in loose, rounded clusters on short stems with a pair of leaves. Fruit is a small orange (typically red) cherry-like berry (drupe) that holds a large, single, flat seed. Berries are tart and juicy, and can occur on the shrubs through winter. Birds and mammals eat the berries and help scatter the seeds. As food: Flowers can be battered and fried for making fritters. Fruit (fresh or cooked) can be used for a beverage; the berry juice (unlike highbush cranberry) does not need to be diluted. Fruit, when cooked, can be used for making jam and pies. Fruit can also be dried for future use. As medicine: The bark is antiseptic. Inner bark (crushed and steeped in cold water) makes a green tea can then be taken for

diarrhea or used for a strong laxative. Bark, chewed and the juice swallowed, has been used for whooping cough. Stem tea has been used for treating coughs. Stems and leaves can be steeped in water and the liquid used for a gargle. Twig tips can be chewed and the juice swallowed to soothe a sore throat. A flower bud poultice can be applied to lip sores. Warning! Uncooked fruit may cause nausea in some people. Look for squashberry in moist woods and forests, stream banks, bogs, and lake margins. Happy foraging! * * * Julie Gomez’s books “Collecting Wild Herbs,” “Deadly Herbs,” and “Medicinal Fruits & Berries” are available at For additional reading and more, visit my blog at



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by David Lindsley, RDN, LD, CD robiotics have gained popularity recently in large part because of the many health benefits they provide. Probiotics have been reported to improve gastrointestinal disease symptoms as well as boost the immune system and prevent disease. So, what are probiotics and how do they function? Probiotics are live microorganisms or bacteria. It is reported that the human gut has over 500 bacterial species. In fact, 10% of an individual’s daily energy comes from byproducts of healthy bacteria. You may be asking yourself, healthy bacteria? That is correct. The healthy bacteria in our gut works as a factory to make B Vitamins, Vitamin K, Folate, and some short chain fatty acids as well as aid in the digestion process. A diet that is high in saturated fats has been reported to change the gut microbiome (Bacteria community) from a healthy balance of “Good bacteria” to less healthy “Bad bacteria.” The balance shift from healthy to unhealthy bacteria in the gut is one of the potential reasons for a decreased immune system and many gastrointestinal symptoms seen in clinic. You might say a healthy gut makes a healthy person from the inside…out. How do we prevent this balance shift? The easiest and most


effective way is to include a dose of probiotics in your food daily. Probiotics are found in many foods including yogurts, sauerkraut, miso soup, gouda cheese, sourdough breads as well as probiotic supplements. The probiotics you are looking to ingest daily are commonly called lactobacillus acidophilus, lactobacilli, bifidobacteria, leuconostoc, and pediococcus; but the most common and easiest to locate in your grocery store aisle is lactobacillus acidophilus and bifidobacteria. Probiotics are not the only answer to a healthy gut. What are prebiotics? Prebiotics are easiest to understand if you think of them as fertilizer for your gastrointestinal tract. Prebiotics are non-digestible food ingredients that stimulate the growth of healthy “Good bacteria” or probiotics. Prebiotics work in synergy with probiotics to maintain a healthy gut. Some common prebiotics are fructooligosaccharide (FOS) and inulin. Since we know the healthy bacteria in our gut may help prevent disease and facilitate digestion while boosting our immune system, it only makes sense to create an environment in our gut to stimulate growth of these healthy microorganisms. This is the role of prebiotics. Prebiotics are great friends to our probiotics and help keep the balance in our gut positive or

healthy. Some good food sources of prebiotics are raw chicory root, Jerusalem artichoke, garlic, leek, onion, raw asparagus, raw wheat bran, baked wheat flour, and raw bananas. The concentration of prebiotics is minimal with most foods except raw chicory root (64.6%) and Jerusalem artichokes (31.5%). Since we don’t see many diets in clinic with high concentration of either raw chicory root or Jeru-

bacteria, we have to be patient. As with any eviction…some will move out quickly and others will only leave kicking and screaming. However, once you evict the unhealthy bacteria and create a more favorable gut microbiome, you will benefit from improved health for many, many years. So, which is better? Neither. Both probiotics and prebiotics are good for you. Both play equal

Some good food sources of prebiotics are raw chicory root, Jerusalem artichoke, garlic, leek, onion, raw asparagus, raw wheat bran, baked wheat flour, and raw bananas. salem artichoke, we tend to offer prebiotics in the form of supplements to our clients. Are probiotics and prebiotics a lifetime treatment plan? Diet and lifestyle are two keys to longevity, and since the evidence is overwhelming regarding the numerous benefits of both probiotics and prebiotics, it is recommended to include in your daily routine for a lifetime. Again, we are looking to obtain an optimal microbiome in our gut. Patience is critical. Many experts agree that once you begin including probiotics and prebiotics into your daily routine it may take up to two weeks to see the health benefits. Since we are trying to evict the unhealthy

roles in maintaining a healthy microbiome. Both need each other to create an environment or climate to optimize the health of our gastrointestinal tract. To learn more of the benefits of probiotics and prebiotics, or to obtain recipes to assist with including both into your diet, you can schedule an appointment with your local dietitian or healthcare practitioner. . * * * Lindsley and Associates, LLC, David Lindsley, RDN, LD, CD, 15455 NW Greenbrier Parkway, Suite #100, Beaverton, OR 97006, O: 503 213 3555, F: 360 326 1621, M: 360 903 1508

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by Olga Smith Dongvillo, L.Ac., DHM, MSOM e all feel irritable and moody at one time or another. That is just part of everyday life. Stress, being too busy, difficulties at home, issues with work, all can make us feel “grumpy” once in a while. If, however, you are finding yourself irritable most of the time, overreacting to your spouse, your children, your


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high as to cause this or are you just not handling even minor stress? In traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) the belief is that irritability, quick temper, mood swings, are an imbalance of the Liver Energy or Qi. We usually find that this Qi is stuck and the pattern is referred to as “Liver Qi Stagnation.” The Qi of the Liver is not moving. According to TCM, the liver is

responsible for the “smooth flow of Qi” and if it is out of balance it can lead to stagnation. If chronic it can then go into Liver Yang Rising where the energy of the liver is hot and moves to the head, causing migraines, high blood pressure, temple headaches, bursts of anger. Some of the most common symptoms of Liver Qi Stagna(Continued page 14)

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boss, your employees and even your pet, then it is time to look at what could be causing you to feel this way. When irritability is constant it can lead to anxiety, inappropriate anger, insomnia, and even depression. When outbursts of anger occur, the person might even suffer from headaches or even migraines. If some of the above resonates, you need to ask yourself if your stress level is so

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Wild growth or fruit-bearing?

by Pamala J. Vincent …So that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God.~Colossians 1:10 (NRSV) very spring the fruit trees need pruning. We allow them to grow wild all winter, but come early spring, if we want them to bear fruit, the wild growth has to be cut away. Unchallenged, new growth will sap the strength of the budding fruit. With my ladder perfectly balanced against the tree, clippers in hand, I climb to the level


just above the fruit producing branches, and aggressively cut back everything above. I trim selectively in order to protect the young healthy life-giving growth. I notice the branches cut back last year are loaded with full, healthy blooms that will produce fruit this summer. There’s one tree in our yard that we allowed to grow wild and untrimmed. It grew so rapidly that in only a few short years, the branches became a tangled mess. The tree not only produced very little fruit but it grew so quickly, it split in two—killing the tree. Too often, we as parents, teachers and mentors of young people, get caught up in the world’s philosophies which suggest restraining, trimming, curtailing or challenging young

people will stunt their development. Yet, it’s my experience that the opposite is true. When a child isn’t given direction, boundaries and instruction, they become shy, withdrawn and hungry for acceptance. Like water that seeks the easiest path, an immature spirit will look for acceptance in the first place they feel like they belong—which may or may not provide the best future influences. Children, like trees, thrive when we cut the life-draining suckers from their lives. I’m careful where I prune so as not to bleed the life-giving force, but when I find a fruit-stunting deceiver, I cut it clean from the branch. Since it is my responsibility to tend the fruit, I must recognize potential threats and remove

anything that may weaken my charges. With that in mind, I am best prepared when I am amid the branches, up close. What may look like a gorgeous silhouette from a distance, the pruning is perfected when we are close enough to cut away those things intent on robbing growth. Sometimes my cutting back causes a shock reaction for a day or two. If I am faithful to choose my timing well, and continue watering, fruit will be produced for all to enjoy and gain inspiration from. Young people, like trees, will be blessed and bless others as well. * * * Pam is a wife, mom, gardener, freelance writer, speaker and career teacher. Her website is www.

A homeowner’s guide to septic systems New DEQ regulations by Teresa and Alex Mauck Goodman Sanitation, Inc. EW DEQ REGULATIONS: if you are a homeowner and you have a sand filter and/or a pressure distribution system - YOU are responsible for the maintenance of that system. It is our understanding that DEQ and County Regulators plan on enforcing these rules. DEQ states that if your “system was permitted before January 2, 2014 it MUST be inspected, the septic tank and dosing tank at least once a year for sludge and scum accumulations” to be pumped when necessary to keep the sand filter operational. Owners permitted “after January 2, 2014 must maintain a service contract with a Certified


Maintenance Provider. A copy of the Service contract must be submitted to DEQ before the system is installed.” Also after January 2, 2014 owners must submit the annual report, pursuant to Oregon Administrative Rule 340-071-013(17) and annual evaluation fee, pursuant to OAR 340-071-0140(3).” “Maintenance” includes: “Pumping” – “testing the pump” – “and alarm/s operation” – “ test pump-cycle volume” – “ inspect the screen around the pump” – “ flush sand filter and pressure distribution drainfield pipes”. The DEQ suggests/recommends that this maintenance be done on a yearly basis. You will need proof of maintenance as most counties want copies of work done when reporting on the



annual report for submission. Goodman Sanitation can provide all your required maintenance services. Should you chose, let your fingers do the work, DEQ state of Oregon, onsite, look for the list of Certified Maintenance providers. Then while at the DEQ site, check your choice for DBA, using other names, any violations incurred, how long have they been in business, with the current owners? Goodman Sanitation has been in business over 65 continuous years in the same family. If you haven’t done maintenance on your system in a while or not a complete maintenance program, the first one will be time consuming, plan for between four and five hours, subsequent maintenance visits

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Jesus into darkness by Sam Albrecht, Youth Pastor Living Way Fellowship ife is not what it appears on the surface. Under every well-managed appearance is a dark stowaway protected by secrecy. Christians have a unique pressure to hide as we all experience pressure to be well-managed and clean individuals. Often we believe that dark secrets are a rarity that must be handled with predetermined methods for “those kinds of problems.” Dark secrets, however, are not a rarity but the norm. “Those kinds of problems” are “real life problems.” Secrets are empowered by their hidden nature. Covered up and removed from any light, they grow and fester and kill. My parents bought a new home a few years back. After moving in, they noticed mold growing on the dining room wall. My dad immediately washed the wall with bleach and


retouched the paint. However the months marched on and with time the mold returned. The war of mold was long. My mom made cleaning the wall a regular activity. My dad climbed on the roof, checking shingles and gutters. The flashing on the siding was inspected and seams were re-caulked. The mold remained un-evicted. Eventually my dad made a decision no man likes making: he cut a hole in his brand new home. What he found was both surprising and typical all at once. The builders had placed several drywall screws into the drain pipe from the upstairs bathroom. My dad removed the screws, repaired the pipe and patched the hole in the wall. The mold never came back. Like my parents’ mold problem, our secrets run deep. Surface issues may make us try to superficially fix the problem, but without exposing the core the problem is invincibly empowered. What we

fear is the awful truth out in the open where everybody (including ourselves) understands it for the first time. Until my dad cut the wall open, what they had were reoccurring stains in the paint. When he made the 6”x15” hole, the wall had never looked worse, but it had also never been closer to true healing. Exposure of our secrets to the right people will be worse than staying quiet at first, but dark secrets are only killed when exposed. The worst thing that a community of believers can do for secrets is pretend they do not exist. The God we serve is not weak that we

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need hide sin from Him and only enlist His help with light lifting. Can you have the kind of faith that believes in God’s power to work in someone so ravaged by secret sin? This faith is not just for us to have for our brother in sin, but for ourselves as well. Know that no one beats the big one in secret. Until exposure and light reach your darkness, your mold will keep coming back. The moment our secrets are made known to those we trust, we invite Jesus into darkness and begin the road to freedom. In time we can look back and realize we are free.

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Every Monday • About 10:00 a.m.—Sandy Area Playgroup for moms and children (birth and up) to enjoy social interaction and fun activities. Jenalee, (503) 826-0235 or • 7:00-8:30 p.m.—AA Big Book Study, Living Way Fellowship, 39300 Dubarko Rd., Sandy. • 7:00 p.m.—AA holds regular meetings at St. Aloysius Church, 297 Broadway, Estacada.

1st Monday

• 7:30 p.m.—Sandy Masonic Lodge Monthly Meeting, 38348 Pioneer Blvd.

2nd Monday

• 7:00 p.m.—OTS District Board, Sandy City Hall. District’s website,

4th Monday

• 6:30 p.m.—Sandy River Basin Watershed Council located at The Sandy Clackamas County Bank Auditorium, 38975 Proctor Blvd. • 6:30 p.m.—Springwater Grange potluck followed by regular monthly meeting, 24591 S. Wallens Road (corner of S. Springwater and S. Wallens Roads), Estacada.

Tuesdays Every Tuesday

• 6:15-7:30 p.m.—Sandy Toastmasters hold regular meetings at Cascadia Village Retirement Community, 39495 Cascadia

Compiled by Daniel Crawford April 2 – At approximately 10:29 p.m., Officer Roberts was dispatched to a suicide attempt in the 1740 block of University Avenue in Sandy. The subject was later transported to the Mt. Hood Medical Center in Gresham. April 4 – Officer Steffanson was dispatched to a suspicious circumstances call at a business in the 36700 block of Hwy 26 in Sandy. The caller reported that a woman had tried to steal something from the store. When the employee confronted her, a man with her showed a knife. Both left the store, then parked their car in front of a nearby store. The couple and a third man involved were located. All three were interviewed. The men were released as video and statements showed that no crimes were committed. The woman, Amanda S. Polich, age 25 of Bend, was transported to jail for a no-bail Parole Abscond warrant issued in Deschutes County. April 4 – Officer Yamashita received a report of a child endangerment over possible drug usage in the home, located in the 37000 block of Sunset Street in Sandy. Case under investigation.

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Village Dr., Sandy. All welcome. Steve Winkler, (503) 668-3607. • 8:00-9:30 p.m. –Tuesday Night AA Meeting at Sandy Community Center, 38348 Pioneer, Sandy. • 7:00-8:30 p.m.—Women’s AA meeting, Living Way Fellowship, 39300 Dubarko Rd., Sandy.

1st Tuesday

• 7:00 p.m.—Boring Community Planning Organization meets at the Boring-Damascus Grange. Chair Stephen Bates (sbates53@ (503) 663-6271, P.O. Box 339, Boring OR 97009.

2nd Tuesday

• 7:00 p.m.—The Sandy Fire District Board of Directors will meet at the Sandy Fire Department, located at 17460 Bruns Avenue. • 7:00 p.m.—Boring water district board meets at 28577 S.E. Wally Road, Boring. Agenda available. (503) 663-4594

3rd Tuesday

• 6:00 p.m.—Sandy Area Chamber of Commerce board invites members and the public to attend their monthly meetings in the Chamber office, 38963 Pioneer Blvd., Sandy. • 7:00 p.m.—Boring-Damascus Grange #260 meets at the Boring-Damascus Grange, 27861 SE Grange St. PO Box 419, Boring, OR 97009. Master: Marlin Marsh, (503) 201-3640,

4th Tuesday

• 6:30 p.m.—East Clackamas

April 5 – Officer Sytsma stopped a 16-year-old juvenile from Vancouver, Washington for speeding near Pioneer Blvd & Revenue Avenue in Sandy. During the contact the odor of marijuana was smelled. When questioned, the driver along with two 16-year-old passengers admitted purchasing the marijuana. The driver was cited for speeding, as he had been driving 42 miles per hour in a 25 mph zone. All three juveniles are being referred to the Clackamas county Juvenile Department for marijuana charges. April 7 – At 3:10 p.m. Officer Herrera stopped Amanda J. Hein, age 46 of Gresham, for a traffic violation near Hwy 26 and Ruben lane in Sandy. Hein’s driver’s license was suspended and her vehicle impounded. Hein was issued a traffic citation for DWS and released. April 9 – An 11-year-old girl was bitten by a dog in the 16800 block of Fir Drive in Sandy. Officer Moody conducted an investigation and quarantined the dog for 10 days. The dog is current on its rabies vaccination. April 10 – Officer Steffanson was dispatched to an ID theft call. The victim reported that someone had used his Social Se-

County Republican Women meet at Broetje House in Milwaukie. (503) 654-4557. • 7:00 p.m.—Oregon Trail Democrats meet in the community room of the Clackamas County Bank, 38935 Proctor Blvd., Sandy (across from the Subway shop). Meet at 6:30 p.m. for a social time. For more information, call Susan Gates at (503) 668-9628 or visit the website at or visit us on Facebook. • 7:30 p.m.—Eastern Star Social Club meets at the Masonic Lodge, 38308 Pioneer Blvd., Sandy. Contact Barbara Mudd, Secretary, (503) 695-3368.

Wednesdays Every Wednesday

• 7:00 a.m.—Damascus/Boring Kiwanis Club meets at Pub 212, 20400 S.E. Highway 212, Damascus. Visitors welcome. Therese Lambert, (503) 6678073, • 7:30 a.m.—TOPS chapter OR0546 weight loss group now meets at Clackamas County Bank’s Sunset Community Room, 38935 Proctor Blvd. Sandy. For more information, contact SuAnne, (503) 668-0002. • 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.—Garfield Skip-a-Week Quilt Club, at the Garfield Grange, 33460 S.E. Divers Rd., Estacada • 10:30 a.m. to noon—Free

curity Number for a tax return. The victim was notified of the irregularity by his tax service. A report was initiated and the case is under investigation by the IRS. April 10 – Officer Roberts responded to a theft of a beanie cap at a business in the 39000 block of Pioneer Blvd. in Sandy. The thief was identified as a female who drives a black SUVtype vehicle. An investigation is ongoing. April 11 – Officer Sytsma made a traffic stop on a vehicle that was failing to maintain its lane on Deming Road near 362nd Drive in Sandy. After giving a false name, the female passenger ran away. The male driver was detained and evidence of methamphetamine possession was found. During the search for the female (who turned out to have warrants, but eluded capture), two stolen vehicles were found at a property on Deming Road. Victor B. F. Snell, age 32 from The Dalles, was arrested for a new charge of possession of a stolen vehicle, a State Parole Board warrant for parole violation and three Hood River County warrants for PV-PCS methamphetamine, PV – attempt to elude and PV – criminal mischief. Snell was

community playgroup in Sandy for parents with children ages birth through five. Healthy Start, Clackamas County, (503) 6558601. • 10:30 a.m. to noon—Sandy Parent-Child Community Playgroup meets at Sandy Adult Community Center, Joscelyn, (503) 826-9609. • 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.— Sandy Sangha meditation and discussion group, 39641 Scenic, Sandy. Emilie (503) 997-3193 or Sean (503) 915-9367.

1 Wednesday st

• Noon to 1:30 p.m.—March 5: Boring Business Alliance meets at the Red Apple Restaurant. Contact Stephen Bates (sbates53@ (503) 663-6271, P.O. Box 339, Boring OR 97009.

2nd Wednesday

• 1:00-2:30 pm— Does someone you care about suffer from Alzheimer’s Disease or dementia? Support is available. Alzheimer’s Caregivers’ Support groups, sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association of Oregon, meet in Sandy, at the Sandy Senior Center, 38348 Pioneer Blvd, Sandy. Contact: Emilie Cartoun, (503) 668-5545 • 4:30-6:p.m.—Sandy and Hoodland Public Library Advisory Board meets at the City of Sandy Hall Conference Room,

lodged at the Clackamas County Jail without bail. April 13 – Officer Hodges pulled over a vehicle on Van Fleet Avenue near Cassidy Court in Sandy. The driver, Codee R. Sheets, age 20 of Boring, had no license, no insurance and expired tags. Sheets was issued citations on all three violations and his vehicle was impounded. Attention readers In response to a question about registered sex offenders, Records Manager Diane Reed of the Sandy Police Department made available the following web address, so that readers can conduct their own investigations: corrections/sofaq.html. Ms. Reed also informed the East County Gazette that The Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife has received a number of bear complaints in the Sandy area recently. They’d like to remind residents of steps to reduce bear attractants around the house. Please call 9-1-1 if a bear becomes a public safety threat. More information is at http://www.oregonstateparks. org/index.cfm?do=main. loadFile&load=_siteFiles/publications/bear_safety.pdf.

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39250 Pioneer Blvd., Sandy. • 7:00 p.m.—Friends of the Boring Station Trailhead Park (FBSTP) meets at the Boring Damascus Grange, 27861 SE Grange St. PO Box 419, Boring, OR 97009. Chair: Dan O’Dell,, (503) 886- 9431.

Thursdays Every Thursday

• 6:30-8:00 p.m.—Evening TOPS affordable weight loss group meets at Clackamas County Bank’s Sunset Room, 38935 Proctor Blvd., Sandy. Sharon, (503) 668-3417. • 7:00 p.m.—Sandy Optimists Club meets at the Sandy Community Center, 38348 Pioneer Blvd.7:00-8:30 p.m.—AA 12 Step Study, Living Way Fellowship, 39300 Dubarko Road, Sandy. • 7:30 p.m.—Words of Peace Events with music and possibility of jam session following, at Sandy Peace Center, 42306 S.E. Locksmith Lane, Sandy. (503) 668-0825

1st & 3rd Thursday

• 6:30 p.m.—Kiwanis Club hold regular meetings at Sandy Family Restaurant, Proctor & Scales, Sandy. Nancy Hoffman, (503) 668-5793, nancyhoffman2013@

2nd Thursday

• 7:00 p.m.—Firwood CPO/ Wildcat Neighborhood Association meets at the Firwood Fire Station, 24545 Firwood Road, Sandy. Marge Stewart, (503) 668-8797, or Jerry Hein, (503) 826-8448. • 7:00 p.m.—Eagle Creek-Barton CPO now meets at the Eagle Creek Fire Station. Any questions, contact Charlene DeBruin, Chair, P.O. Box 101, Eagle Creek, OR 97022, or eaglecreekcpo@ or http://eaglecreekbarton.cpo.

2nd & 4th Thursday

• 7:30 p.m.—Sandy Rebekah Lodge #193 meets at Odd Fellows Hall in Sandy. New membership applications welcome. Call Lottie, (503) 668-7702


Every Friday • 6:50 a.m.--Gresham Early Risers Kiwanis meets at M & M Restaurant, 137 N. Main, Gresham. Mike Bowman, (503) 665-0153, • 10:30 a.m.—Sandy MOMS Club playdate offers moms mutual support. Loni, (503) 6686841 or

In and Around • 7:00 p.m.—Celebrate Recovery (CR) meets at Good Shepherd Church, 28986 S.E. Haley Road, Boring. (503) 663-5050 • 7:00 p.m.—AA meets at St. Aloysius Church, 297 Broadway, Estacada. • 7:00-8:30 p.m.—AA Candlelight Meeting, Sandy Living Way Fellowship, 39300 Dubarko Road, Sandy.

1st & 3rd Friday

• 7:00 p.m.—Bingo at the Sandy Grange #392, 34705 S.E. Kelso Road, Sandy.

2nd Friday

• 6:45 p.m.—Ladies Auxiliary of the VFW-Sandy 4273 meeting, VFW Hall, 38452 Proctor Blvd., Sandy. For more information, call (503) 668-5211. • 8:00 p.m.—Men’s VFW-Sandy 4273 meeting, VFW Hall, 38452 Proctor Blvd., Sandy. For more information, call (503) 668-5211.


1st and 3rd Saturday • 7:00-11:00 p.m.—Country Cut-Ups Square Dance group meets at Boring Barn, Richey Road. (503) 663-4298.

2nd Saturday

• 7:00-8:30 p.m.—AA Speaker Meeting, Living Way Fellowship, 39300 Dubarko Road, Sandy. • 7:30 p.m.—Sandy Grange #392, 34705 S.E. Kelso Road, Sandy, meets after 6:30 p.m. potluck.

3rd Saturday

• 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.—NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) family support group, Immanuel Lutheran Church, 39901 Pleasant St., located behind the new police station. • 6:30-9:30 p.m.—Free Ballroom Social Dance Mixer at Sandy Community Rec Center (upstairs in Auditorium), 39348 Pioneer Blvd., Sandy. Salsa Lesson at 7:00 p.m.

4th Saturday

• 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. or ??— Mountain Jamboree downstairs at the Community Center, 38348 Pioneer Blvd., Sandy. Bring your instruments, dancing shoes, and lusty voice for an old-fashioned jam session. For more information, call Don and Alberta Allen at (503) 668-7557.


Every Sunday • 9:00-10:15 a.m.—Sunday Solutions AA, U-Turn Room, Living Way Fellowship, 39300 Dubarko Road, Sandy.

Free music concert The Portland Metro Concert Band and the East County Community Orchestra will hold a free combined concert on Sunday, April 13, 2014, at 2:00 pm. This special concert is made possible by a grant from the Multnomah County Coalition and the Oregon Cultural Trust. The concert will be held at the Horner Performing Arts

Center located next to the David Douglas High School on 1400 SE 130th Avenue (between Stark and Division streets). Lots of Free Parking and refreshments provided during intermission. Great Family Entertainment. Lots of Free Parking also. Cost: FREE Phone: (866) 9646291

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MONDAYS Every Monday

• 12:30 p.m.—Congregate Lunch at ZigZag Restaurant. $5.00/suggested meal donation. • 2:00 p.m. — Cards and Board Games at the center. We have a supply here or bring your own. Where are you? We are ready!

TUESDAYS Every Tuesday

• 10:00 a.m.—Who doesn’t want a gorgeous hand-knit sweater or a pair of yummy socks? Now you can! Bring your project or our instructor, Gail, will help you start a project. Learn everything you ever wanted to know about knitting.

2nd Tuesday

• 10:00 a.m.—May 13: Board meeting at the Senior Center. Everyone welcome to share ideas and comments to increase our efforts to support the center. • 2:00 p.m.—May 13: Book Club meets at the center. Our group is reading three of the novels by Sinclair Lewis: Arrowsmith, Main Street, and Babbitt, so please come and join us! You won’t need to have read the above, but you can participate in choosing our next book.

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3rd Tuesday • 9:30 a.m.—May 20: Pendleton Woolen Mill Store on Mcloughlin Blvd. The Woolen Mill store is your source for first quality Pendleton fabrics, remnants and notions for sewing and crafting. The Woolen Mill Store sells Pendleton yarn, buttons, notions and patterns at unbelievable prices. Weekly deliveries from Pendleton’s mills bring selvage and blanket trimmings (worms) that are prized by crafters all over the county for rugs and other creative pursuits. 9:30 a.m. Lunch on your own at Killer Burgers in Sellwood. Transportation $5.00.

WEDNESDAYS Every Wednesday

• 9:00 a.m.—Walk and/or chair exercise with the TOPS group before their meeting. All welcome. 10:00 a.m.—TOPS weight loss support group will meet at the center. For more information please call Donna at (503) 6680901.

1st Wednesday

• 9:30 a.m— May 7: shopping in local Sandy Area stores. Call center to sign up. Suggested donation $2.00.

3rd Wednesday

• 9:30 a.m.—May 21: shopping

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saying they would forgo their allowances, she deferred to the dad’s judgment. An hour later, Dad came back with the cash to buy the pipe organ and the volunteers helped him load it for the ride home. “We were sure we could hear the music and happy young voices from far in the distance,” Jordan said. Among the donations to the sale were a piano, an organ, toys, books, children’s items, jewelry, antique items and even chairs and office partitions from two DMV offices, many great items at reasonable prices. For this year SHS has already collected home repair hardware & tools, filing cabinets, desks,

in local Sandy Area Stores. Call center to sign up. Suggested donation $2.00. Under 3rd Wednesday.

THURSDAYS Every Thursday

• 10:00 11:00 a.m.—Tai Chi Class will resume every Thursday. Individuals will learn and practice a series of simple, slow, and rhythmical movements aimed at improving balance, strength, and reducing the risk of falling. Meet at the center. • 12:30 p.m.—Lunch at Barlow Trail Restaurant. No reservations necessary. Suggested donation is $5.00 for each meal. Please Note! We can accommodate dietary needs prescribed by doctors’ orders. Please join us when you can!

2nd Thursday

• 9a.m.-11a.m.—May 8: Legal Assistance (by appointment). An attorney is available for a free 30- minute appointment, offering legal assistance in areas such as estate planning, wills, consumer complaints, etc. Call Sandy Senior Center, (503) 668-5569.

3rd Thursday

• 2:00 p.m.—May 15: Music Lovers! Do you play music, like to listen, like to sing or just be in the same room as music! Come

chairs, track lighting, tables, a piano, and an exam table, and lots of miscellaneous. To make this sale successful once again, donations are greatly needed and can be dropped off at the museum at 39345 Pioneer Blvd. between 10 and 4 Monday thru Saturday or 12 to 4 Sunday. All proceeds go to help keep the Sandy Historical Museum open. The museum, operated by volunteers, has been the collector and guardian of the history of the Sandy area since 1926. The museum offers history panels and artifacts of the time, a research library, and a gift shop with something for everyone. For more information call 503-668-3378

Compassion Sandy Clinic May 31 Compassion Sandy will be taking place in Sandy on Saturday, May 31. Compassion Sandy is a free one-day event that provides medical and dental services to those who are uninsured or under-insured. It will be held at the old Sandy High School, 17100 SE Bluff Road. Also provided at the event will be a Social Service Fair where those attending can learn about how to access other resources in the community available to them. For individuals with dogs and cats, a free mobile veterinary clinic is being added to the event this year. On-site child care and a free lunch will also be among the services provided to the event attendees.

When? Saturday, May 31, 2014 8AM – 3:00PM Where? Old Sandy High School, 17100 SE Bluff Road; Sandy, OR 97055. Limited time slots are available. First come will be first served. Child care provided. Se habla español. If individuals are interested in volunteering at the event, they can sign up on-line at If you are a Social Services Agency or know of a Social Service Agency that should be represented in the Social Services Fair, please contact Paul or Ann Norman at (503) 668-8830 or visit At the 2013 Compassion Sandy

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Historical Society Junque Sale May 16 & 17 The Sandy Historical Society will hold its Annual Rummage and Junque Sale on May 16th & 17th in the old Sandy Meat Market across from the DMV. “Old or new, fresh or funky,” said Sandy Jordan. “Whatever resale castoffs you may have can find a new life through a second chance.” “Last year’s sale was a success as a fundraiser for the Museum and a success for all those who attended and got great deals, Jordan said. In one instance, a mom with six kids came in to peruse the sale. The kids fell in love with the pump organ right away and began to work on the mother to buy it. After they wore her down by

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event held last September, 117 guests received dental services including cleanings, fillings, and extractions. Over 100 guests received a variety of medical services that may have included one or more of the following: a check-up with a doctor, chiropractic care, physical therapy, medical massage, foot care, vision screening, cholesterol and other blood tests as well as Flu and TDAP immunizations. There were 26 community and social service exhibitors on-site and 60 haircuts were provided. For more information call Ann or Paul Norman at (503) 668-8830 or visit

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FRIDAYS 1st Friday

• 9:00 a.m.—May 2: Oregon State Button society in Keizer. See thousands of vintage antique and contemporary clothing buttons— singles and sets, collectible and

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craft. Learn more about buttons. Meet collectors and button makers and dealers from around the United States. Lunch available on site for $5-$7.00. Transportation $6.00. Leave center 9:00 a.m.

2nd Friday

• 9:00 a.m.— May 9: Portland Art Museum. Venice: this stunning

In and Around

exhibition explores the golden age of art and music in the Republic of Venice between the early 16th century and the fall of the Venetian Republic at the close of the 18th century. Entrance fee $17. Transportation $5. Leave center at 9:00 a.m. Will stop at a suitable lunch place after the visit.

Upper Clackamas Whitewater Festival May 17 & 18 Connie Redmond, Connie Redmond, Administrator of the Estacada Area Chamber of Commerce, informs us that the 31st annual Upper Clackamas Whitewater Festival will be happening May 17 & 18 seventeen miles upstream from Estacada. The Upper Clackamas Whitewater Festival was first held in 1984 by an informal group of rafters calling themselves the “Oregon River Rats.” Planned by Russ Snively and friends with the support of volunteers from the Northwest Rafters Association, the “River Rats” were determined to challenge each other to a contest of skill running a race through the Carter Falls section of the Upper Clackamas River east of Estacada, Oregon. It’s a weekend of fun, exciting, and safe whitewater activities. This year’s festival marks the 31st

anniversary of this great tribal gathering. So where the heck is the festival? In a nutshell it is 17 miles upriver from Estacada, OR. It’s about one hour from Portland. From Sandy West Bound on Hwy 26: When you first enter Sandy, turn south on Hwy 211 (towards Estacada) to the junction of Hwy 224 at Eagle Creek. Turn east on Hwy 224 towards Estacada. Continue through Estacada up the Clackamas River… From Portland and I-5 go south from Portland on I 205 if south bound take exit 12b If north bound take exit 12 onto Hwy 224 towards Estacada. Continue through Estacada up the Clackamas River…Another 17 miles to Carter Bridge and the Upper Clackamas Whitewater Festival and The Fun event center. *Free Shuttle from Estacada to Upper Clackamas Whitewater

Festival Event Site* The festival gathers boaters together for a rip-roaring good time doing what we all love to do: raft and kayak! The goal of the annual Upper Clackamas Whitewater Festival is to provide you with a place to learn, to challenge, to bond and simply spend a GREAT weekend with your fellow boaters. Please consider volunteering for the festival! Connie Redmond says, “I am looking for the following volunteers: tractor driver at Big Eddy to haul rafts up from the river to the parking lot. Tractor is provided. There will be Job Corps kids there to help (along with the rafters). Needed on Saturday from 0930-1600. You can take as many hours as you like. Sunday 0930-1430. Will take whatever hours you can work. If interested, please call me at 503-819-5339.”

County approves marijuana moratorium The Clackamas County Board of Commissioners last week adopted an ordinance to set a moratorium until May 1, 2015 on the operation of medical marijuana facilities in unincorporated Clackamas County. The new ordinance goes into effect immediately. The proposed ordinance was adopted after the Commissioners heard from a number of residents, some in favor of the moratorium and others opposed, at public hearings April 3 and April 24. Commissioners said passage of a moratorium now will allow the county to make an informed decision on potential future regulations. “I don’t think any of us up here have any doubt that (medical) marijuana does some good for some people,” said Chair John Ludlow. “We will not make a decision on time, place and manner in a vacuum.” “I believe this moratorium will provide Clackamas County sufficient time to answer the questions of land use, code violations, community impacts, and legal regulations,” said Commissioner Martha Schrader in a written statement. Schrader was unable to attend because she was representing the county in a meeting with Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber and representatives from a large corporation seeking to invest in this region. “I’m going to support a moratorium but I am going to continue in my efforts to put in safeguards

for youth. We’re going to move forward in a very thoughtful manner,” said Commissioner Tootie Smith. “I want to look deeper into the federal prescription issue,” said Commissioner Paul Savas. “But we can’t do this after the fact – we have to take advantage of this opportunity from the state to approve a moratorium.” “It’s important that the county and Sheriff’s Office have a role in whether a facility deserves a license and (approving a moratorium) will give us time to work on that,” said Commissioner Jim Bernard. Medical marijuana dispensaries are licensed through the Oregon Health Authority (OHA). At this time OHA has approved three

licensed dispensaries in Clackamas County, but the location of those facilities is confidential unless the owner/operator allows the OHA to release the information. The county has no authority over dispensaries that operate in incorporated areas of the county. The ordinance charges the Sheriff’s Office with enforcement of the moratorium. The Board acted quickly in response to a new state law that gives local governments the opportunity to impose a moratorium on medical marijuana dispensaries up until May 1, 2015, if the ordinance is adopted by May 1. For more information, contact please contact Tim Heider at (503) 742-6911 or theider@

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Places To Be

MONDAYS 1st Monday

• 7:00-8:00 p.m.—MHCC Planetarium show presented for the public. Admission: $1.00. Doug McCarty, Director (503) 491-7297.

2nd, 3rd, & 4th Mondays

• 11:00 a.m.-Noon—Adapted Strength Training. This class is designed to meet the needs of adults with disabilities who require a modified workout. Exercise adapted to your condition or injury can help you move more easily become stronger and even decrease pain. This beginning chair-based exercise class will focus on exercise techniques and strength training that helps improve function. FREE strength training classes every 2nd, 3rd, & 4th Monday of every month. New students must sign waivers at the time of their first class. Contact Dorothy at (503) 988-3840 x 29989 for more information.

4 Monday th

• 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.—Multiple Sclerosis Support Group. Hosted by YWCA East County Senior Services, 600 N.E. 8th Street, Gresham – Primrose Room. Contact Dorothy at (503) 9883840 x 29989. • 7:00 p.m.—Mt. Hood Rock Club meets at Gresham United Methodist Church, 8th and Norman. Guests are always welcome. Please call (503) 760-1825 for more information.

TUESDAYS Every Tuesday

• 6:15 a.m.—Sundial Toastmasters of Gresham meets at Courtyard Fountains of Gresham, 1545 S.E. 223rd Avenue. Visitors are welcome. For more information, contact Michael Norris at (503) 826-9051 or June Smelser at (503) 668-4060. • 7:00 a.m.—Gladstone Kiwanis meets at Hales, 7502 McLoughlin

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Blvd., Gladstone. Arlie Brown, (503) 260-7768, brown7070@ • 10:00 a.m.—Tiny Tots storytime for children 12-24 months with adult. Gresham Branch Library, 385 N.W. Miller Ave. • 10:15 a.m.—Book Babies storytime for kids aged 0-12 months with adult. Gresham Branch Library, 385 N.W. Miller Ave. • 12:00 Noon—Columbia River Gorge Kiwanis meets at Tonkin Honda (upstairs in back), 24999 S.E. Stark, Troutdale. Sylvia Maly, (503) 577-5136, kiwasyl53@ • 6:30 p.m.—Pajama storytime for children 6 years and younger with adult. Troutdale Library, 2451 SW Cherry Park Rd.

1st Tuesday

• 6:00 p.m.—Gresham City Council Business Meeting held in Council Chambers, Public Safety & Schools Building. Public invited.

2nd Tuesday

• 3:00p.m.—Gresham City Council Policy Development Meeting is held in City Council Conference Center. Public welcome. • 7:00 p.m.—Mt. Hood Rock Club meets at Gresham United Methodist Church, 8th & Norman. Guests are always welcome. Please call (503) 760-1825 for more information. • My Sister’s House fundraiser: Eat Dinner at Gresham Burgerville near 242nd and Stark and the proceeds go to My Sister’s House, a transitional shelter for women and their small children. Want more information about the program? Contact us by email at, on the web mysistershouseoregon. org, search for us on Facebook or call (503) 665-1026

2nd & 4th Tuesdays

• 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.—Women’s Friendship Group, for seniors and people with disabilities. Come join other women who want to

Violinist at Library Coffee House May 2nd The Sandy Library Coffee House is delighted to present extraordinary violinist Aaron Meyer on Friday, May 2nd, from 6-8pm. Aaron Meyer performs cutting edge original music and arrangements with virtuosity and passion. He has a fresh and invigorating instrumental style and genuinely connects with audiences of all ages. Meyer’s unique brand of music bridges world, contemporary, progressive rock and classical genres. A classically trained violinist since age 5, Meyer debuted with the Philadelphia Orchestra at age 11, and has soloed with major international symphony orchestras and ballet companies, in addition to performing for many world leaders and Dignitaries. Meyer has worked with vastly contrasting artists such as Pink Martini, Smokey Robinson,

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Aaron Neville, The Temptations, Leftover Salmon, 2002 Miss America - Katie Harman, and the platinum record selling band, Everclear. He has recorded nine albums thus far, including his latest and most exciting CD of original music entitled “The Journey...not the Destination”. Meyer’s student, 11 year old Rebecca Loprinzi, will sit in on a couple of songs with him. Rebecca has taken to the violin like a fish to water. Although she has performed with Meyer before, she is especially excited to have an opportunity to play closer to home. The Library Coffee House, a part of Sandy’s First Friday event, will run from 6:00-8:00pm. Free refreshments will be available and all library services will be open an extra hour, until 8:00pm. For more information, call the library at 503-668-5537.

talk, share, and make new friends. Hosted by YWCA East County Senior Services, 600 N.E. 8th Street, Gresham – Primrose Room. Contact Dorothy at (503) 988-3840 x 29989 for more information.

3rd Tuesday

• 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.—Low Vision Support Group, hosted by YWCA East County Senior Services, 600 N.E. 8th Street, Gresham – Primrose Room. Contact Donna at (503) 988-3840 x 29985 for more information. • 1:00 to 2:00 p.m.—Low Vision Support Group, Ambleside Center, 600 N.E. 8th Street, Gresham. Lisa Hummel (503)988-3840. • 3:00 p.m.—Gresham City Council Business Meeting held in Council Chambers, Public Safety & School Building. Public welcome. • 6:30 p.m.—Northwest Flyfishers meet in the Sam Cox building in Glenn Otto Park in Troutdale. We host a guest speaker on Fly Fishing or a related subject. For more information, contact Russell Hill. Speakers and Outing Chair, email

4th Tuesday

• 3:00 p.m.—Gresham City Council Roundtable held in City Hall Conference Room 3A. • 6:30 p.m.—Gresham Council Roundtable—Councilors discuss city business.

WEDNESDAYS Every Wednesday

• 6:40 to 7:50 a.m.—Gresham Toastmasters meet at Elmer’s Restaurant, 1590 N.E. Burnside, Gresham. Contact Wendy Patton, Club President (503) 422-0994 • 7:00 a.m.—Clackamas Kiwanis meets at Elmer’s, 16087 S.E. 82nd Dr., Clackamas. Jerry Larer, (503) 348-1130, • 10:30 a.m.—Preschool story time for children 3-6 years with adult. Gresham Branch Library, 385 N.W. Miller Ave. • Noon—Gresham Rotary now meets every Wednesday at noon at M&M Restaurant, 137 N. Main St., Gresham. Guests welcome. • 12:10 p.m.—Rockwood Kiwanis meets at Abby’s Pizza, 21255 S.E. Stark St., Gresham. George Riley, (503)661-6754, gtoriley@hotmail. com.

1st Wednesday

• 7:30 p.m.—VFW Post 180 holds its monthly meetings at the Veteran Memorial Hall, 150 W. Powell, Gresham (commander@ • 6:00 p.m.—November 6, Prime Timers Dining Club at Heidi’s Restaurant, 1230 NE Cleveland, Gresham (503) 667-4200. Singles age 50 and up are invited: “Come start some new friendships.” A social time at 6:00 p.m. is followed by ordering dinner at 6:30 p.m. Dinner is Dutch treat.

2nd Wednesday

• 11:30 a.m.—Mt. Hood Republican Women hold their regular business meeting At Francis Xavier’s Restaurant, 1933 N.E. 181st Avenue, Portland. Business agenda is usually followed by a speaker,

then lunch is ordered from the menu. All are welcome.

3rd Wednesday

• 6:30 p.m.—Council Parks & Recreation Advisory Committee meets.

4th Wednesday

• Does someone you care about suffer from Alzheimer’s Disease or dementia? Support is available. Alzheimer’s Caregivers’ Support groups, sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association of Oregon, meet in Gresham, at the Gresham Senior Center, 600 NE 8th St, Gresham, Primrose Room, Contact: Emilie Cartoun, (503) 6685545 e.cartoun@mthoodhospice.

THURSDAYS Every Thursday

• 10:15 a.m.—Toddler storytime for children 24-36 months with adult. Troutdale Library, 2451 SW Cherry Park Rd. • 11:15 a.m.—Preschool story time for children 3-6 years with adult. Troutdale Library, 2451 SW Cherry Park Rd. • 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.— VIEWS Senior Support Group, for seniors and people with disabilities, hosted by YWCA East County Senior Services, 600 N.E. 8th Street, Gresham – Primrose Room. Contact Peter at (503) 2616181 to register. • 11:00 a.m.—Toddler storytime for children 24-36 months with adult. Gresham Branch Library, 385 N.W. Miller Ave. • 12:00 Noon—Gresham Senior duplicate bridge at Senior Center (8th & Kelly, Gresham). Cost is $1.00. Joyce Malk, (503) 6676484. • 12:00 Noon—Soroptimist of Gresham (focusing on domestic violence awareness and programs supporting women and girls) meets at Gresham Elks Lodge, 3330 N.E. Division Street, Gresham. • 6:30 p.m.—Restoration Ministries personal healing classes and small group support. Abundant Life Church, (503) 558-0196.

FRIDAYS Every Friday

• 7:30 a.m.—Business A.M. (showcasing different businesses). For business location, contact Gresham Area Chamber of Commerce, (503) 665-1131. • 10:15 a.m.—Book Babies storytime for kids aged 0-12 months with adult. Gresham Branch Library, 385 N.W. Miller Ave.

Places To Be

• 10:30 a.m.—Preschool storytime for children 3-6 years with adult. Gresham Branch Library, 385 N.W. Miller Ave. • 7:30 p.m.—Alanon meets at Legacy Mt. Hood Medical Center, 24800 S.E. Stark St. in the Cascade Room of the Administration Building. Call (503) 223-8569 for details. Open to the public.

SATURDAYS Every Saturday

• 3:00 p.m.—Hora de Cuentos para familias con niños de 0 a 6 años. Troutdale Library, 2451 SW Cherry Park Rd. • 3:00 p.m.—Al-Anon meets at East County Alano Club, 1015 S.E. Roberts, Gresham. (503) 292-1333. • 7:30 p.m.—NA meets at Legacy Mt. Hood Medical Center, 24800 S.E. Stark St., in the Cascade Room of the Administration Building. Call (503) 223-8569 for details. Open to the public. • 12:00 Noon—Gamblers Anonymous (G.A.) meets at Zion Unity Church, 2025 N.E. 23rd, Gresham. G.A. Hotline: (503) 233-5888.

3rd Saturday

• 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.—Eastside Bluegrass Series presents Acoustic Jamming (followed by show) at 660 S.E. 160th, Portland. • 7:00 to 9:30 p.m.—Eastside Bluegrass Series presents Corral Creek Connection show at 660 S.E. 160th, Portland.

SUNDAYS Every Sunday

• 9:00 a.m.—Alcoholics Anonymous meets at Legacy Mt. Hood Medical Center, 24800 S.E. Stark St., in the Cascade Room of the Administration Building. Call (503) 223-8569 for details. Open to the public.

Last Sunday

• 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.—Northwestern Music Jamboree presents music for listening, dancing at 600 N.E. 8th Street, Gresham. No charge, but hat is passed.

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(Continued from page 10) tion are irritability, frustration, angry outbursts, overreacting to even minor events, digestive difficulties such as bloating, gas, PMS, mood swings, sensation of something stuck in throat, pain around the ribs/costal area, constipation, anxiety, lack of sex drive, fatigue and lack of motivation. Interestingly, the fatigue of Liver Qi Stagnation usually improves with exercise, whereas the fatigue of EBV or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome would not improve with exercise. Acupuncture treatments are extremely helpful for this stagnation, as needles are placed in points specifically to “move” the Qi and restore its smooth flow. Exercise in moderation is very important for this presentation, but most feel it impossible to get off the couch and exercise, as they are so stagnated. Acupuncture as a first line protocol will help the individual to become motivated again by balancing and restoring the flow of this Liver energy/Qi. In severe cases I might recommend a simple yet ancient formula designed specifically for this pattern. Many of my patients refer to it as the anti-grouchy formula, just as they refer to some of the points in the same way because of how they feel so much better so quickly. * * * Dr. Olga has a doctorate degree in Homeopathic Medicine, a Master’s in Oriental medicine, and is a Licensed Acupuncturist. She has been in private practice since 1993 and at her current location in Estacada since 1995. At her clinic she offers Acupuncture, herbs, homeopathy, massage therapy, nutritional counseling, food sensitivity testing and counseling.

Prime Timers to meet at Francis Xavier’s “Come Start Some New Friendships.” Singles age 50 and up are invited to the Prime Timers Dining Club’s meeting Wednesday, May 7, at Francis Xavier’s Restaurant, 1933 NE 181st Ave. (1 Block North of Halsey), Portland (503) 6661957. A social time at 6:00 p.m. will be

followed by ordering from a special dinner menu at 6:30 p.m. Dinner is Dutch treat. Any questions? Contact Pat at (503) 936-5861 or email For more details and information on other May activities, check our website at

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Artist to display Continental flair Paintings such as our backyard Timberline Lodge will be a draw to an exhibit at the Sandy Chamber of Commerce during the month of May. That is just one of a cluster of historic paintings by artists Lea Topliff and Gabriella Novak on display to please the eye of locals and visitors. This is Novak’s first exhibit at the Chamber. Born in Czechoslovakia, she and her husband escaped that country in 1981 when it was under communist control, seeking asylum first in Austria and eventually in America. It was a bold and scary move. To get a visa to “visit” Austria, they had to leave their teen-age son behind with her mother, one way the government could be sure they would return. They planned on establishing themselves with a new citizenship in Australia or America, then seeking help to get their son out. Their travels took them to Vienna where they lived

eight months in a refugee camp before being granted asylum in the U.S. “I love America,” said Novak, “I immediately started to enjoy my life, because I was allowed to.” That love translates to some beautiful oil paintings, including summer and winter views of Timberline Lodge. She has sold hundreds of post cards and prints of these. Novak’s European roots are bared in paintings such

as her rendition of Moulin Rouge and a Prague city scape as well as simple window and street scenes. Novak said her first experience with painting was when she was about ten, when a teacher told the class to paint anything they wanted to. She said she did not care so much about it then and was surprised to later learn her teacher had sent the painting to a competition and she had won first place. She did not give much thought to painting again until one day when she was missing her family and the beautiful countryside of her homeland. She stated to read and study on how to do art, then

took up a brush and taught herself. “It was a way to remember my childhood and family,” she said. “I could not go to them then, but I could bring them to me that way.” Ten years ago she took her first art class and eventually became a certified Bob Ross teacher, a method she teaches mostly in one-on-one lessons in her client’s home or art classroom. She is now a member of the Wy’East Artisans Guild in Sandy. Lea Topliff, who grew up in Oregon and has lived in Sandy since 1970, said she also loves the old historic buildings. This common love of art and history brought the two to decide to do the exhibit together. The paintings Topliff will show are pure historic Sandy, from the view inside the Hoffman Sandy Meat Market to the old Cherryville Post office and store, many of the buildings still existing in other forms today. Topliff and Novak will be available to discuss their art works with First Friday Art Walk visitors at the Sandy Chamber of Commerce on June 2.

Celebrate Oregon’s most famous poet at the Sandy Library

Bon bons and bratwurst The Portland Columbia Symphony Orchestra presents a program of French elegance and German vigor on Friday, May 2, at 7:30 pm led by Finalist Conductor Peter Shannon in works by Berlioz, Ysaye, Sarasate, and Beethoven. Concertmaster Oregon Symphony Sarah Kwak and husband Vali Phillips are featured in two works for duo violins. The concert repeats on Sunday, May 4, 3:00 pm at the Mt Hood Community College Theater in Gresham. The “Bon bons” of the first half begin with the energetic Hungarian March by Berlioz. Amitié (Friendship) by French composer Eugene Ysaye is a lesser known piece, though through no fault of its own. It’s a forgotten gem. Concertmaster Sarah Kwak and her husband Vali Phillips from the Oregon Symphony perform two works for two solo violins and orchestra. The “meat” of the evening is undoubtedly Beethoven’s heroic Fifth symphony, arguably the best known of all classical music. Join us for an exciting evening of contrasts: forgotten elegance and an iconic pillar of the symphonic repertoire. Berlioz: Marche Hongroise from The Damnation of Faust Ysaÿe: Amitié for Two Violins and

Orchestra, Op. 26 Sarah Kwak and Vali Phillips, violins Sarasate: Navarra for Two Violins and Orchestra, Op. 33 Sarah Kwak and Vali Phillips, violins; Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 57 PCSO is celebrating its 32nd season in 2013-2014 and is introducing the five finalist conductor candidates vying to become the next Music Director. Huw Edwards is Conductor Emeritus after leading the orchestra for twelve successful seasons. TICKETS available at 503.234.4077,, or at the door one hour before the performance. Adults $35, Seniors $30, Students $10, Children $5. General seating. TIME AND LOCATION: Friday, May 2 | 7:30 pm | First United Methodist Church | 1838 SW Jefferson St., Portland, 97201 | Parking: Free | TriMet: Goose Hollow Sunday, May 4 | 3:00 pm | Mt. Hood Community College | 26000 SE Stark Street, Gresham, 97030 | College Theater | Parking: Free, NE Kane Dr. & 29th St. entrance | TriMet: NE Kane & 29th, MHCC [Pronunciation help: Berlioz = “bear-lee-ohs”, Ysaÿe = “ee-say”, Sarasate = “sarah-sah-tay”] is history.”

“A poem is a serious joke, a truth that has learned jujitsu.” – William Stafford To commemorate the centennial of William Stafford, Oregon’s most celebrated poet, the Sandy Public Library will be hosting an event on May 16th from 7-9 pm. The event will include a showing of the film Every War Has Two Losers, and a reading of Stafford’s recently released, short book The Osage Orange Tree, followed by a discussion of these works. The Stafford event will be hosted by Stevan Allred, author of A Simplified Map of the Real World, a book of fifteen linked stories set in a fictional town in rural Oregon. In addition to the film and book, Allred says, “Encourage people to bring their beloved Stafford poems, or Stafford poems they don’t quite get. Or Stafford poems that make them feel happy, or sad, or inspired, or anything. The man published over 3000 poems in his lifetime, a phenomenal number. He truly is the people’s poet.” William Stafford was born in Hutchinson, Kansas, in 1914. He was a strong peace advocate, and he served time in the Civilian Public Service Camps as a conscientious objector during the Second World War. In 1948 he moved to Oregon to teach at Lewis and Clark College, where he remained until his retirement in 1980. Stafford was a beloved teacher with a unique approach. About poetry he said, “Everyone is born a poet - a person discovering the way words sound and work, caring and delighting in words. I just kept on doing what everyone

starts out doing. The real question is: Why did other people stop?” Although his first book of poetry wasn’t published until he was 46 years old, he managed to publish 67 volumes before his death in 1993, winning many awards along the way. The William Stafford event, sponsored by the Friends of the Sandy Library, will be held in the Community Room of the Sandy Library, 38980 Proctor Blvd. Mr. Stafford’s favorite, carrot cake, will be offered, along with coffee and beverages. For more information call 503668-5537.

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The East County Gazette May 2014  
The East County Gazette May 2014  

East County Gazette LLC. was established in 1999 and is a free monthly news/magazine. We mail approximately 33,000 copies with an additional...