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Silverton First Citizen: Cindy Jones..............................4 Distinguished Service: Norm English..........................5
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ON THE COVER Silverton Chamber of Commerce Community Award winners, clockwise from top, left: Cindy Jones, Norm English, the Harcourts Realty Group, and, Mason Branstetter with his wife, Marcia
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Cindy Jones By Kristine Thomas If you want to know something about Silverton resident Cindy Jones, the best bet is to ask her anyone but her. Or you could attend an event such as Homer Davenport Days, a Rotary event or the ASAP concert to witness her eagerly lending a hand. Laughing, Cindy admits she doesn’t like to talk about herself. Luckily, a few of her many friends are more than happy to share why Cindy Jones was named the 2016 Silverton Chamber of Commerce First Citizen. “Cindy is well-deserving of this award,” her friend and fellow Rotarian Janet Dalisky said. “She is an amazing person. She is a very generous with her time and helping many organizations and individuals. Of course, she always does it with a big smile.” Nominated by Kyle Palmer for her service to the Silverton Rotary Club, Silverton Health Foundation Board of Directors, city of Silverton Tourism Promotion Committee, and Silverton Parks and Recreation Task Force, the Homer Davenport Community and Silverton Strawberry festival committees along with volunteering at other places, Palmer said Cindy is one of “Silverton’s most selfless volunteers.” “I can think of no person more deserving of consideration of Silverton’s next First Citizen,” Palmer wrote in the nomination
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seen many examples of how people work together to help one another. “People pull together in this town and what may be a four-hour job takes an hour because people are willing to work together to get things done,” she said. What makes her volunteer generously is an easy question for her to answer.
letter. “She is always there whenever someone needs help and always will be. She never seeks recognition, and no doubt would not seek this award either, which is always a good measurement for me of who should be considered.” Cindy, 61, moved to Silverton when she was 22 years old. Her husband, Morry, grew up in Silverton. They will have been married 40 years in August and have two sons, Morry Jones IV, 38, and Matthew Jones, 35, along with three granddaughters, a grandson and two daughter-in-laws. When Cindy moved to Silverton, she didn’t know anyone, except her husband who she said is her “soul mate” and his family. By volunteering at her church and son’s preschool and meeting her neighbors, she quickly made friends. And those friends were shining examples of what it meant to serve their community, she said. In good times and hard times, Cindy has
“I love this town,” she said. “My sons tease me because wherever we go I am always telling people about Silverton and encouraging them to visit or attend a community event.” As the chief of staff for House Rep. Vic Gilliam, Cindy said it’s an honor to work with Gilliam, “a true statesman who knows how to work with both sides of the aisle.” She enjoys finding ways to assist people with their concerns. Gilliam said one thing he has noticed about Cindy is her repeated gratitude to Silverton that allowed her and Morry to raise their two sons in an atmosphere of deep friendships and warmth of neighbors. “She loves our community and our people and it shows every day as she reaches out to individuals and volunteers on multiple service organizations,” Gilliam said. “She is truly a model citizen and woman of character.” Believing she gets more back than she gives, she encourages newcomers to Silverton and people who have lived here many years to get involved and volunteer
at their church, school, a nonprofit agency or community events. “You have to give back in this life, especially if you have been blessed,” she said, “and even if you haven’t been blessed.” Sue Roessler described Cindy as one of those amazing “behind the scenes” kind of people who is totally committed to getting the job done. “But even more important, ensuring that the job is well done,” Roessler said. “She never wants her name mentioned or special recognition and yet she works tirelessly on tasks that most folks don’t even know about.” Whether it is finding an extra hose for the dunk tank at Homer Davenport Days or researching the best program to use for on-line ticket purchases, Roessler said Cindy does whatever it takes to support the organiziers or the event itself. “If Cindy Jones is involved, whatever she does, she will do with quality and with heart,” Roessler said. “Her attention to detail is a strength and she simply is the best and a great friend. Every committee, every service group, every event needs a Cindy Jones on its team.” Honored by the award, Cindy said there are many people who deserve it, too. “Our community is strong in volunteers,” Cindy said. “That’s why I love this town.”
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Norm English By Nancy Jennings Norm English likes wearing different hats during his strolls in town. One can say he has been hanging his hats on many community projects over the years. Born and raised in Silverton, English, 72, is delighted to receive this year’s “Distinguished Service Award.” His volunteer community service projects include eight years at SACA, three years as Congregational President at Trinity Lutheran Church and four years as president of the Silverton Mural Society. He was appointed by the mayor to be a member of Silverton’s Historic Landmarks Commission and served nearly three years. He was a member of Silverton’s Tourism Promotion Committee for nearly three years and helped disperse grants to various organizations. He was president at the Silverton Country Historical Society (SCHS) for four years. Jane Jones, member of the SCHS, nominated English for the award. A fellow community volunteer, she noticed
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his involvement in many projects around town. “Every time I was anywhere I would see him volunteering and I just felt that he should be recognized,” Jones said. English is thrilled. “It’s a fantastic honor. My efforts have been recognized. I think we all do things that are above and beyond in a lot of areas in our lives, but sometimes we just fall under the radar. I’m very pleased,” he said. He and his wife, Margaret, have been married for 45 years. They have two children, Mark and Anne, and four grandchildren: Addie, Olive, Liam and Will. Mark will soon be on the board at the SCHS. Retired since 2008, English had been a field auditor for the Workman’s Compensation Division for the state of Oregon. He was the visionary of Silverton’s Fallen Heroes Memorial Plaza, which made its existence official on Veteran’s Day 2015 at a special dedication ceremony. “For the
first nine months of that project I was the only committee member,” he said. He was involved in the three-year project from start to finish. “It’s rewarding when you see family of some of those fallen heroes and talk to them.” About a year ago, English was contacted by State Rep. Vic Gilliam, who wanted a mural to grace the new Rite Aid building on McClaine Street. English immediately took charge. He spoke to the East Coast corporate Rite Aid executives and now there is a mural depicting the history of Silverton health care. The late local iconic artist Larry Kassell painted it. At Silverton’s Trinity Lutheran Church, English is presently heading a committee celebrating its upcoming 125th anniversary. He’s in the process of restoring an historic room there, which will showcase various memorabilia. English enjoys writing in his spare time, and is presently working on the second volume of his memoirs. “It’s interesting to bring to the surface and recall things that have happened in my life that I think is
important to put on the written page.” Fellow community members aren’t shy about sharing their feelings about him. Chris Schwab, secretary at the SCHS, appreciates English’s get-it-done attitude.“He is not the kind of person to be a part of an organization and just sit back,”she said. Rick Bittner met English six years ago while both were involved in a community event. “He walks everywhere with a purposeful and determined gait,” Bittner said. “Norm is deserving of this award because he unselfishly and continually involves himself in activities. His involvement in each activity is long term, not simply to find quick gratification.” Gus Frederick, vice president at SCHS, said English’s knowledge base of local history is unequaled. “He has repeatedly volunteered his time and money into preserving Silverton’s heritage. Norm has proven to be indispensable to many groups and organizations that are lucky enough to call him a member.”
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Mason Branstetter By Steve Ritchie In 1996, the Silverton High School Alumni Association decided to award its first scholarship. Association founder and longtime secretary Mason Branstetter, SHS ‘63, recalled it was a quite humble beginning. “Given the fact that we only had $900, we thought that we could only give out $50,” Branstetter said. “We established a policy of putting our emphasis on growing the principal and giving out only earnings as scholarships. I was embarrassed with the $50 amount, so I added a matching donation so that our first scholarship in 1996 was $100.” More than 20 years later, it is a different story. In 2016, the SHSAA awarded more than $65,000 in scholarships. “Since 1996, we have awarded $734,300 to 957 SHS alumni while growing our investment principal from $100 to $1,050,000,” Branstetter said. The growth and impact of the alumni
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association’s scholarship program over the past two decades is amazing. It also makes Mason Branstetter a more than worthy recipient of the Judy Schmidt Lifetime Achievement Award from the Silverton Chamber of Commerce. Among those nominating Branstetter for the award was David McColly, who wrote, “Without Mason, I don’t think this (scholarship) program would exist.” Noting the contributions of time, money, materials, office space and office staff help that Branstetter provides through Silverton Realty, Jeanette and Stanley Olafson concurred that, “None of this would be possible without Mason’s help.” The December 2013 issue of the Silverton Alumni News featured an article on the SHSAA reaching its “Million Dollar Goal,” and noted, “Collectively, we can now boast that we have one of the strongest high school alumni associations in the state ...” Branstetter, who seems reluctant to claim much credit for the group’s success, says,
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successful organization. The SHSAA organization started its phenomenal growth.”
That team was not in place in 1993 when the 30th reunion of the SHS Class of 1963 was held. Reunion organizers, including Branstetter, had $900 left over after expenses and wanted to use it for the benefit of the high school, but realized the funds would not go far. They decided to put the money aside for scholarships. Branstetter admitted progress was slow at first because “there were only three members of the Alumni Association – me, myself, and I.
As someone with a long and distinguished military career, first in the Oregon National Guard and then the U.S. Army, Branstetter was wellacquainted with building a team, as well as planning, organizing and implementing the plan. He found the SHSAA helped him continue his deep commitment to service in civilian life. “(One thing) most military retirees talk about is living in an environment that lacks a sense of brotherhood and duty,” he said. “The SHSAA has helped fulfill that need.”
“Around 1996 the Silverton ‘rumor mill’ went to work, some fellow SHS Alumni approached me, and we really started getting something accomplished to establish and grow the SHSAA. This proves that it takes a team to get things done. As we gained more members of the board of trustees, they volunteered and assumed individually and collectively the responsibilities for the many necessary functions and positions to make a
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Silver Fox Foundation, Silverton High School and the Pet Parade to lending a hand or sponsoring local athletic teams, there is a long list of the ways Hinsdale’s business has contributed to Silverton. Every summer, the real estate agents clean Silver Creek from the foot bridge near the Coolidge McClaine Park to the Main Street bridge. Hinsdale, who is the principal broker and owner, recalls how she started her real estate business in 1996 in Ginni Stensland’s Victorian home, with Ginni as the only agent. There are now 18 agents working at Harcourts. It was Stensland who encouraged Hinsdale to open Coldwell Banker, the first real estate franchise in Silverton. While the name has changed, the people who Hinsdale hired to be a part of her team have remained, Stensland said. And at Harcourts, it really is a team, Stensland added. “Connie is the best leader and keeps all
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School closure impacts By Kristine Thomas If Mother Nature decides to cooperate and quit having cold flashes that bring below freezing temperatures, snow and ice, the last day of school for the students in the Silver Falls School District still will be June 14. For students in the Mount Angel School District it looks like it will be June 15. With four days of school closures due to winter weather, both districts have made plans for how to compensate for lost school days. The school board of each district needs to approve any change to its school calendar. As of Jan. 9, the SFSD board has approved changes. The MASD board will review options on making up lost school days at its Feb. 13 meeting. Here’s an update on school calendars as of Jan. 11:
Silver Falls School District The Silver Falls School Board voted 5-0 on Jan. 9 to approve a plan to make-up for school days lost to inclement weather. Board members Todd White and Ervin Stadeli were absent from the meeting. As of Jan. 11 when Our Town went to press, district schools had been closed on Dec. 8, Dec. 15, Dec. 16
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and Jan. 11. The board agreed to convert six designated Professional Learning Communities or PLC dates from half to full days of instruction. Instead of the students leaving school two hours early, they will attend a full-day on Jan. 30, Feb. 13, Feb. 27, April 3, April 24 and May 22. This plan results in 12 hours of instructional time or about two days added back. For licensed staff members, June 15 remains a grading and end-of-year task day while it becomes a professional development day for classified staff members. On June 16, licensed staff members will have a professional development day. If the district needs to close schools again due to weather, March 13 will be changed from a Parent/Teacher Conference Day to a regular school day and April 28 will be changed from an in-service day/grade preparation day to a regular school day. Any additional make-up days will require the board’s approval. Visit the Silver Falls School District’s website at www.silverfallsschools.org for school closures and makeup day information.
Mount Angel School District Mount Angel School District Superintendent Troy Stoops said the school board discussed options at its Jan.
9 meeting but chose to table the discussion until the February meeting because only three of the five board members were present. Two members were out ill. Stoops said students in the Mount Angel School District have missed the same days as students in the Silver Falls School District. “Although no decisions were made, the board does not sound concerned with making up any of the three days already missed,” Stoops said. “However, they want to consider making up any additional days missed due to inclement weather.” Stoops said some of the options include converting a March 23 Parent Conference Day into a student contact day and having staff make-up a day for professional development. Visit the Mount Angel School District’s website at www.masd91.org for updates on school closures and make-up days. In other school news, the asking price has changed from $1.45 to $1.1 million for the Eugene Field School campus. Built in 1921, the real estate listing states, “subject to zoning approvals this property could serve as office space, retail, food and entertainment, education and much more. Closed last summer, the school at 410 N. Water St., is 3.46 acres and includes the 35,000 sq. ft. building and three tax lots on A Street.” Sperry Van Ness Commercial Advisors of Salem is the listing agent.
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Youth baseball/softball program seeks support The Silverton Youth Junior Baseball Organization needs community members to go to bat for it. The Silverton Area Athletics is a youth baseball program for children 5 to 15 years old. It needs new equipment, including pitching machines and catcher’s equipment.
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If you know of someone who could use some gently used clothing for free, let them know about the Angels’ Attic Clothing Boutique. Silverton Area Community Aid will be distributing gently used clothes for all ages and genders on Saturday, Jan. 28, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the foyer of the Silverton Community Center, 421 S. Water St. If you have questions or would like to to make a donation, contact SACA at 503873-3446.
To make a donation, make a check payable to Silverton Area Athletics and send it to Silverton Youth Junior Baseball Organization, PO Box 152, Silverton, OR 97381. Email Tara Kramer at tara.kramer@ry-ky. com for information about levels of sponsorship.
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The Authentic Mexican Dinne r is set for Saturday, Ja n. 28, 6 p.m. at Silverton First Christian Church, 402 N . First St. The dinner, m ade by Dios de Pactos and First Christian churches, is a fu ndraiser for the church “Mission to M ex ico.” Cost is $15 per person or $100 for eight. Homemade tam ales are $15 a do zen or 24 for $25. To preorder tamal es or for tickets, call 503873-6620.
Deadline to register for dodgeball is March 1 All the recent snow and snowball fights, was only the “warm up” for the ultimate dodge, dive and throw contest. It’s time to sign-up for the annual Dodge, Duck, Dip, Dive & Donate Dodgeball Tournament. Deadline to register is March 1. The tournament starts at Saturday, April 8, 9 a.m. at Silverton High School. A fundraiser for Project Graduation, the cost to attend as a fan rather than a participant is $5 or $4 with a food
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community groups that would like to apply, should send a letter to the chamber describing the organization; what the grant would provide for; how much is being requested and why the grant deserves to be funded. The deadline to apply is 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27. For information, call 503-873-5615.
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Each co-ed team of eight players can have no more than six players of the same gender. Team members must be high school freshman or older. Anyone under 18 must have parent or guardian approval.
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Series premiere By Michael Turner I met writer John Pattison at his office in downtown Silverton to talk with him about a video project I’d had in mind. John greeted me at the door in a T-shirt and scruffy red beard with friendly eyes that crinkled when he smiled. A huge yellow street sign hung on the wall that said, “SLOW.” John told me it was in reference to the “Slow Movement” that is catching on in communities around the world. “Slow food, slow cities, slow money, slow parenting– there’s even a World Slow Day,” John told me, “which some playful Italians recently celebrated by handing out free bus passes and issuing fake citations to people who they thought were walking too fast or taking too direct a route.” “More and more people are connecting with this idea of slowing down,” he continued, “because life is moving so fast, society is moving so fast, that we’re becoming increasingly fragmented from each other. We need to slow down.”
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“And then, perhaps, one begins to see from a local point of view. One begins to ask, ‘What is here, what is in me, that can lead to something better?’ ”
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I connected with this idea. This past year, I’d read the news and felt like the country I lived in was deeply divided, slipping into fear and distrust. Then I’d go to work in town and talk with the people who’d stop in, of all different political, economic and spiritual beliefs and backgrounds and we would talk as neighbors and friends. We were all concerned about the future of our community. I’d been thinking about a video project that would unfold in our community over a long period of time. People and places in different seasons, businesses coming and going, children leaving home, returning as parents
themselves. As this election cycle ramped up, it seemed like what I also could contribute with video was a space for conversation. A place to share experiences and perspectives and tell stories; to meet our neighbors, and most importantly, to listen. What do we love about our community? How can we encourage people to shop locally? How can we feel a sense of agency and ownership of our community, and know that our voice can make a difference for good? “These are slow conversations,” John Pattison said, his street sign hanging over our heads. Working with Our Town Publisher/Editor Paula Mabry, I developed a game plan on how to move forward to share what is happening in our town. We hope you’ll grab a chair and join us. The premiere 12-minute episode of OUR TOWN, “The Future of Silverton,” is at Ourtownlive.com/ourtown. A link is also provided on our Facebook page.
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Sports & Recreation
Pacific Northwest champs
Pop Warner football team takes title
For the first time in its eight-year history, the Silverton Pop Warner football program has produced a regional champion. The Future Foxes’ pee wee squad, which consists mainly of sixth- and seventh-graders, traveled to Washington state to beat the Spokane Highlanders, 26-13, in the Nov. 13 regional semifinals, then thumped the South Valley Grizzlies of San Jose, Calif., 25-6 in the Pacific Northwest championship on Nov. 20. The squad had an opportunity to move on to Florida for further competition, but the fundraising challenge of arranging for a traveling party of 30 players and coaches and 10 cheerleaders proved too great. “I thought it was a great accomplishment for the kids,” Head Coach Wes Kuenzi said. “We’d never been that far before. We played our best football and ended on a real high note.” Swimming: The Silverton High girls squad has raced out to a 7-0 dual meet record, with the boys not far behind at 6-1. Included was the first win by the girls against Corvallis in school history.
The Silverton Future Foxes Pop Warner pee wee players and cheerleaders gather in front of the bus after the team captured the Pacific Northwest regional championship Nov. 20 in Camas, Wash.
rival Corvallis. The MWC appears loaded this season with six teams ranked in the top 14.
“We are doing well and slowly improving as the year is progressing,” second-year Coach Lucky Rogers said. “We are very deep this year and we have a lot of swimmers that are doing real well.” Jason Orr is ranked second in the district in the 100 backstroke, fourth in the 50 free and sixth in the 200 individual medley. Marie Tolmachoff is second in the 100 breaststroke, while Ross Mackinnon is fifth in the 100 breast and Jaiden Davis is sixth in the 100 free and seventh in the 50 free. In addition, both the boys (Orr, Mackinnon, Davis and Blake Doerfler) and girls (the all freshman quartet of Tolmachoff, Samantha Zurcher, Maggie Kelley and Maddie Broyhill) are ranked second in the medley relay. Boys basketball: The Foxes remain a work in progress, taking a 4-7 record into the week. Silverton lost 45-36 to Central in its Mid-Willamette Conference opener on Jan. 6. “We’re a young team and have played a tough schedule,” Coach Steve Roth said. “A couple of those games I wish we could have gotten, but I haven’t been displeased. Our goal has been to get better every day and that’s a tough thing to do.” Roth chose a youth movement roster for this season, keeping just one senior, post Elijah Nielsen. “I like our kids and I like our team,” Roth said. “I’m never going to use youth as an excuse for anything. These
kids have played a lot of basketball and have shown the ability to be successful.” All eight Mid-Willamette teams are ranked in the top 20, with South Albany the highest at No. 3. “It’s a really competitive league,” Roth said. “Anything can happen on a given night. I don’t think there is one team that sticks out above everybody else.” Junior guard Cade Roth led the way against Central with 17 points, including four 3-pointers. Kennedy, meanwhile, is just 6-7 overall, but the Trojans are the current leaders in the Tri-River Conference at 3-0. Kennedy has lost to just one Class 2A squad, Vernonia, and has wins against 3A teams Scio and Umatilla. Girls basketball: Silverton was 1-0 in the MidWillamette and 7-2 overall heading into the week. The Foxes, the defending Class 5A state champions, are ranked fourth by the OSAA, two spots behind league
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Silverton’s losses were to Tigard, which is ranked eight in Class 6A, and La Salle, currently No. 1 in 5A. The Foxes opened the league season with a 50-33 win at Central. As usual under Coach Tal Wold, Silverton is doing it with defense. The Foxes have surrendered 33 points or less to six opponents and they are outscoring their foes by a 54.9 to 33.2 margin. And here’s is a note for your calendar: The Foxes host Corvallis on Jan. 27 and close the regular season Feb. 24 at Corvallis. Kennedy, meanwhile, the defending Class 2A champions, have started 3-0 in the Tri-River Conference and are ranked sixth by the OSAA. The Trojans are 7-6 overall, but like the boys squad they have been playing up all season and have lost to just one Class 2A team. Five teams in the Tri-River are ranked in the top eight, and Kennedy already has beaten two of them, No. 4 East Linn Christian and No. 8 St. Paul. Big games loom ahead for the Trojans against No. 2 Western Mennonite on Jan. 20 and Feb. 10. Follow me on Twitter.com @jameshday. Got a news tip? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow Our Town on Facebook.
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Budget crisis looms
Is the Ways & Means Legislative Committee responsible for using honest methods for balanced budgeting?
We’ve continually failed to negotiate with well-meaning government interests or to face our growing debt.
Or is it finding “ways” to avoid our impending tsunami wave of debt by making someone else pay the bill through “mean” political skulduggery?
Government growth should be scrutinized and curtailed. Further, we must prevent endless funding of programs that turn many Oregonians into feeling entitled rather than enabled.
I’ve observed both in the Oregon Legislature but never served on “Ways & Means” until now. I confess, I was a high-school “math avoider.” This allowed academic credits plus a paycheck as a Sears clerk, thus avoiding classes like algebra. Even this “math avoider” knows our Public Employee Retirement System (PERS) is billions over-promised and underfunded. Depending on investments, the deficit to meet our promises ranges from $16.2 billion or as much as $22 billion short. This is equal to the entire general fund and lottery spending for our next budget cycle! Not only do we need ways to pay our deficit, taxpayers already pay PERS $9 billion annually just to tread water and keep the deficit from growing. That’s equal to the spending on Oregon’s public school system. Worse news: this year’s payments grow an additional $1.2 billion more due to a Supreme Court ruling with unintentional bias, since judges are part of PERS. We have to design a permanent PERS fix that keeps our promises to workers. It’s not possible to continue PERS at this level for future employees. Without transparent legislative action for PERS advocates and taxpayers, we’re headed to bankruptcy. The Legislature is the budget branch. It’s time to take constitutional authority seriously, protecting all Oregonians.
Together, both parties must regain control of sane budgeting. Stop the blame game. Whether unions or corporations, Democrats or Republicans; endless name-calling should cease. Instead, the Legislature must take a tough look forward to solutions bringing us back in balance with a promising economic future. Instead of abandoning our constitutional budgeting authority and simply raising burdensome taxes; let’s limit spending through prioritizing services and eliminating fraud, waste or duplication. Oregon’s Employment Department reports adding 17 new government jobs every day since 2014. An unwise path in our current crisis. Efficient service and budgeting is also achieved by exploring partnerships with reputable private sector businesses and nonprofits. We can’t “kick the can down the road” another year. We simply don’t have another year. All legislators must fight against outof-control spending addictions while protecting public safety, and our most vulnerable through human services. Proposed new goal: Destroy debt waves before they destroy us. House Representative Vic Gilliam District 18 Gilliam.email@example.com
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NOTICES THE LEGACY SILVERTON HEALTH AUXILIARY will once again award scholarships to students pursuing a medical career. High school seniors and college students from the surrounding area are encouraged to apply. Applications can be picked up at the Silverton Hospital Admitting Desk. Applications are also available online at www.silvertonhealth.org, click on In the Community and then under Volunteers click on Medical Career Scholarship Application. Applications are due February 24, 2017. Any questions can be directed to Barbara Guenther 503-873-7241 THE MT. ANGEL COMMUNITY CENTER is in need of volunteers to man the crafter store in the afternoons, and to fill in when needed. We also need one person to help put food away twice a month on Wednesday mornings. Anyone interested please call Robin Bochsler at 503569-2555, for more details. Any help we can get is truly appreciated.
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CRIBBAGE TOURNAMENT!! THE GLOCKENSPIEL RESTAURANT INVITES YOU to our Cribbage Tournament on Jan. 17, 4 p.m. Here’s a great way to beat the winter “blahs” and join your friends with a game of Cribbage! Seating is limited so the first 16 to sign up are guaranteed a spot in the tournament. Cash prizes! Beginners are welcome. For more information and to reserve your spot, contact Maureen Ernst at 503.910.5417 or email at mernst@ mtangel.net
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People Out Loud
A few thoughts
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It does my heart good to see anybody but especially young people step out of their comfort zone to help others, selflessly, compassionately and without the need for accolades. Ismael Caudle, Mateo Miller and Rieve Randall are three Silverton Cub Scout Troup 113 Webelo 2 pack boys who saw a need to help kids less fortunate through a wonderful program called "Lydia's Love," a nonprofit that celebrated its fifth anniversary at the Carousal at River Front Park in Salem. Lydia's Love is a program inspired by two children who passed away much too soon and provides birthday celebrations for homeless and underprivileged children. They do parties every two months at a shelter, and shortly before each event, post the ages of the birthday children, what their interests are, and a few things on their wish list. In conjunction with Alpha Kappa Omicron Chapter of international honor society Phi Theta Kappa at Chemeketa Community College, the Webelos helped celebrate five years of giving hundreds of birthday parties to children in need Nov. 12 by making four dozen cupcakes and almost five dozen cookies. The treats were handed out at the anniversary celebration. "It was really fun baking with the Pack and having everyone over to my house. There were so many cupcakes it was crazy," Ismael Caudle said. "I
wanted to help my mom and Phi Theta Kappa because I thought getting to help with Lydia's Love was a good way to help the community and kids like me that maybe can't have a birthday party. It was just really cool to hand out free carousal rides to all the kids and see them having so much fun and smiling." Three kids giving up a Saturday to help serve their community. Amazing. It is so hard to avoid talking about Donald Trump, the president-elect, who will be sworn in Jan. 20. But let me say something positive: When a group of elected people from his party wanted to gut the nonpartisan Office on Ethics Oversight as their first agenda item when the new Congress convened, Trump and a bunch of rational people from both sides of the aisle, put the kibosh on it, saying there are more important things to tackle. Good for him.
The bad news is he is still listening to the drum beat of those who wish to repeal the Affordable Care Act "to make America great again." Two things to note – there is no plan to replace it with and we got it because there was no alternate plan proposed back then. Now there is a plan except we don't know what it is. A word of advice from someone who has been in the healthcare and insurance world for 20 years: Fix it. Make it better. Make up a new name for it. But don't repeal it and not replace it. There are 20 million new people insured. The numbers don't lie. Make it better. And to finish on a high note regarding perhaps the greatest event of this century (see "hyperbole,Webster's Dictionary). Lucy Leigh Hupp was born at 11:43 p.m. Dec. 19, 2016. With a full head of dark brown hair, a fighting weight of 7 pounds, 13 ounces, and a lanky 20.5 inches long, with a remarkably beautiful countenance and calm demeanor, the young lady is smothered with love. Being totally unbiased, I can say without hesitation she is flawless. Lucy Leigh, welcome to the world. Your mom and dad, "Papa" and "Lolli," Uncle Big Bird, Jan-Pa and Gramma Cindy, as well the rest of Western Civilization, have been waiting for you. Life was good. Now it's great.
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NEW YEAR BRINGS NEW CHALLENGES AND NEW BEGINNINGS Challenges at Thrift Shop have resulted in changes. Former Manager, Ruth Cock, will not be coming back in January from her leave of absence, as expected, at the Silverton Senior Center’s Thrift Shop. Although this was a difficult decision, in November 2016, the Temporary Manager, Donna Bates, began filling in. The Silverton Senior Center/Silverton Area Seniors Inc., Board of Directors met to discuss a plan for the Thrift Shop to reorganize and declutter its inventory; hence, donations were limited while this was pursued and is still on-going. As the Board needed to re-evaluate this process, another meeting was held in early January 2017. The Board wants the Thrift Shop to continue as a viable Silverton business, and this resulted in a permanent change in management, which we welcome Donna Bates as the new Manager. The Board of Directors sincerely hopes this change will enable the Thrift Shop to better meet the needs of the community. We appreciate the community’s continued support.
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1170 sqft 26.77 Acres Call Chuck at ext. 325 TOWN $549,900 (WVMLS#706154) IN TOWN NEW HOME CONSTRUCTION COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL #T2330 PERFECT TO BUILD 14.930 Acres Call #T2331 BUILDABLE 2 ACRES 2.00 Acres Call AUMSVILLE/TU Mary at ext. 320 $175,000 (WVMLS#709040) Mary at ext. 320 $375,000 (WVMLS#709044) WOODBURN FOR LEASE/COMMERCIAL COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL #T2330 PERFECT TO BUILD 14.930 Acres Call #T2338 SILVERTON PARCEL Buildable Mary at ext. 320 $375,000 (WVMLS#709044) 6,365 sqft Lot Call Chuck at ext. 325 $74,900 BARELAND/LOTS FOR LEASE/COMMERCIAL #T2313 LARGE CORNER LOT 4BR, 2.5BA (WVMLS#709283) 1805 sqft Call Becky at ext. 313 $259,000 OTHER COMMUNITI #T2344 BUILDABLE LAND – SALEM MT. ANGEL RENTAL HOME (WVMLS#712565) AUMSVILLE/TU 18.930 Acres Call Mary at ext. 320 $705,000 4 BR, 2 BA 2000 sqft #T2367 BRAND NEW HOME 4 BR, 2.5 BA (WVMLS#709699) 2082 sqft. Call Mary at ext. 320 $309,900 Full unfinished basement #T2233 2 ACRE LOT 2 acres Call Chuck at ext. (WVMLS#712774) $1100/Month $1200/Dep 325 $189,500 (WVMLS#693008)
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SILVERTON TOWN HUBBARD FOR LEASE/COMMERCIAL W FOR RENT HUBBARD COUNTRY TOWNWOODBURN KEIZER #T2354 3 HOME BARELAND/LOTS INVESTMENT PROPERTY #T2233 2 ACRE LOT 2 acres Call Chuck at ext. #T2344 BUILDABLE LAND 18.930 Acres Call TOWN IN TOWN NEW 325 $189,500 Mary at ext. 320 $705,000 TOWN 4 BR, 3 BA 1776 sqft Call MarciaTOWN at ext. 318 STAY COUNTRY/ACREAGE $449,000 #T2326 PLENTY OF ROOM 5 BR, 2 BA 2354 SOLD- #T2353 STAYTON –GARDENER’S PARLA #T2365 BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY SETTING 2 sqft. Call COUNTRY Mary at ext. 320, Angela at ext. 312 ADISE 4BR, 2BA 1426sqft Call Meredith at ext. AUMSVILLE/TURNER COUNTRY BR, 2 BA 1742 sqft. 1 Acre Call Mary at ext. 320 $267,000 324 or Ryan at ext. 322 $238,700 WOODBURN $330,000
#T2359 CRAFTSMAN STYLE HOME 3 BR, 2.5 BA 2381 sqft Angela at ext. 312 $349,900
#T2365 BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY SETTING $330,000 COMME Beautiful Backyard Country Setting. Beautiful view of the Mt. Angel Abby. Nice cement pad, and full R.V. FOR hook-up. Open floor plan. Inside UGB. Buyer to do own due diligence. 3rd bedroom/office does not have BARELAND/ a closet. Call Mary at ext. 320. (WVMLS# 712560)
#T2356 WONDERFUL LOCATION $199,500 STAYTON/SUBLIMITY Ready to move in. Some fresh paint!! Unfinished
#T2359 CRAFTSMAN STYLE HOME $349,900 Craftsman Style home w/Open Floor Plan & High Ceilings! New tile floors on main level, Granite Counter in Kitchen, A/C, Large Bonus Room over garage (could be 4th bedroom), Gas Fireplace in living room, Oversized 3 Car Garage includes space for a shop/storage. Extra Office/Den area on main level. BBQ year round under the Covered Patio off the dining area! SS appliances. Call Angela at ext. 312. (WVMLS#711861)
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