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A bend in the road Haven’t written to you in a while. Always seems to be something more pressing for the space, time and attention. Today is different. I’m elbowing out other things. Fair warning: I’m burying the lead. An annoying habit, I know. Not fair, I know. But I’d like you to come on this journey with me. And this journey doesn’t start at the end… There’s a faded photo of a faded tintype hanging in my home. A long, lean Texas settler sits astride a horse, bearded, face shaded by a wide brimmed hat. The original was taken well before 1900. You know those portraits of solemn-faced couples? Grandpa Wall is captured for posterity with his horse. My great-greatgrandpa. One, two, three, four, five… The path jogs a bit here. Stay with me.

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My friend, Vern Holmquist -- you may remember him as the Our Town columnist The Ol’ Curmudgeon -- loves to tell his father’s favorite joke: “It could be worse.” If you run into him in town, or up at Davenport Place, ask him. He’ll share. Vern’s 97. I’ve met his “kids.” His grandkids are grown. His great-grandchildren own their grandparents’ hearts… One, two, three, four, five… I count generations these days. It’s a mental tick. How far back can I reach? How far forward? One, two, three… and so on. As the Seventh Generation principle was explained to me, many Native American peoples believe that decisions ought to take into consideration the affect on descendents seven generations

out. That’s a long stretch. I found it hard to envision. So I started looking both back and forward. The tree planted. The house built. The tale told. The child born. If I could grasp the span I could shape the thought, the action. Now there’s another bend in the road. Maybe you remember Arthur Miller’s 1947 play All My Sons, or perhaps you saw the films. One was made in ’48, one in ’87. Yep, I know, a long time ago. But the story still resonates. A company ships defective engines for military use during WWII. Pilots’ lives are lost. The factory owner and patriarch tries to justify his expedient decision. In the final act he learns his MIA pilot son, overwhelmed by shame over his father’s choice, intended suicide. The painful truth: those pilots, they were “all my sons.” Seven generations… and all those children, all ours. It’s the mental swirl I’ve been mixing. Out of it I don’t have a clear path, a prediction for what’s ahead or how to get there. Just a sense of responsibility to share. And news. My son and daughter-in-law are expecting their first child this week. Perhaps today. From Grandpa Wall to this muchanticipated little guy. One, two, three, four, five, six, seven. I can grasp that, extending love from one end to the other. And if I can feel that, well, maybe I’m ready to reach beyond my grasp. -- Paula Mabry


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It is said that everyone enjoys a good political cartoon, so, if you could help choose an award-winning cartoon, what would it be? Since 1984, the Homer Davenport International Cartoon Contest has been a part of Silverton’s annual festival that honors one of America’s most famous political cartoonists. The contemporary political cartoon contest brings entries from around the world, and you can vote on your favorites.

“This seems like a fitting caption to our times as well,” Frederick said.

If you are a cartoonist or have seriously thought about giving it a try, the competition provides a chance to show off your best work. As in past years, the competition is for political or editorial cartoons on any topic, as long as the cartoons are not libelous, slanderous, racist, sexist or salacious. The contest tag-line, “No Honest Man Need Fear Cartoons,” is the caption to the illustration on this year’s contest poster, and may seem especially relevant in today’s political climate, said contest

Originally drawn in 1897, Davenport’s famous cartoon using that caption was inspired by the New York Legislative Assembly’s attempt to ban political cartoons. Frederick said the Anti-Cartoon Bill supposedly was inspired by Homer Davenport’s caustic cartoon caricatures during the 1896 presidential campaign and the 1897 consolidation of New York City. At the time, Davenport was the cartoonist for William Randolph Hearst’s New York Journal. The proposed bill was unceremoniously killed. As in Silverton’s past cartoon competitions, the work will be judged in three categories: artistic skill, clearly implied message, and the cartoon’s overall appeal. All prizes are determined by a panel of judges, with five non-cash “People’s Choice” awards determined by popular vote. Winners will be announced Sunday

afternoon at the festival and online at the “Homer Page.” Entries will be prominently displayed in Silverton during the Homer Davenport Community Festival Aug. 3 - 5. Deadline for submission is July 27. Prizes for the top cartoons are $750, $500, $300 and $200 respectively. Silverton’s is an international competition and in the past, almost a third of the contest entries came from other countries each year. Frederick said with the increased award amounts, he and fellow organizers hope to see a wider range of cartoons and even larger turnout this year. What’s really exciting for Frederick is that the contest is bringing in more entries from new and emerging cartoonists. Organizers are also hoping to receive entries from a more diverse population. “Last year especially, our winners included long-time pros and several first-timers, like our grand prize winner, Heidi Ambrose,” he said. “We are especially interested in the work of new

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and emerging cartoonists, including from communities of color. I also sent media releases to numerous colleges, art associations and other places.” Frederick said topics for the political cartoons are “all over the map,” with the national scene taking center stage. “Of course, being a ‘Mid-Term Year,’ I expect to see many electoral topics,” he

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Because of the speed at which the page was reaching its goals Sheldon and Bielemeier decided to do a big reveal at Gather – one of Feicht’s favorite spots. Setting the event up with owner Anna Kuzmin, whose daughter is a former student of Teacher Meg, they sent out a secret invitation to those who had contributed funds and people poured in. “This was just such a lovely show of Silverton,” Sheldon said. At 12:45 p.m. on the dot, Sheldon and Bielemeier entered the overflowing restaurant decked out with balloons, flowers and two special envelopes – one contained a copy of the GoFundMe page and the other a ticket to see Sting, Feicht’s favorite performer, who happens to play this summer in Rome. “When Summer and Krystina came in with balloons that’s when it started to dawn on me – I go, ‘That’s why you’re all here,’” Feicht laughed. “And when she said, ‘You’re going to Italy,’ I thought they were teasing me.”

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“I’ve always loved kids – my kids, everybody else’s kids,” she said. “When I started 13 years ago, that was God’s gift to me. They’re my passion. After 13 years they still make me laugh. It’s still as fresh as it was that first year.”

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Feicht quickly realized the presentation was no trick as diners moved from their tables to gather around her and show their appreciation through applause and hugs. “She’s just a joy,” Jill Martini – whose children, Lucas and Payton, were previous students – said. “She’s so upbeat, happy, positive – she’s just amazing. She truly cares for the kids and the families and the community. She’s a gem for sure.” Sheldon agreed, “She’s been this really amazing force of love. She’s just the best preschool teacher. So much love goes into it.”

Although still overwhelmed by the generosity the community has shown, she is excited about the trip to come. “I cannot wait to experience the art and history – two of my favorite things in the world,” she said. “I can’t wait to taste the coffee and of course the red wine. Emily and I are going to take an espresso class in Florence.”


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If you can honestly say that no one you know has ever been affected by cancer then consider yourself very, very lucky and skip over this part..... The rest of us can help fight this awful disease by walking a few laps in the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. This year’s 24-hour event is being held at the Chemawa Indian School on June 23 – 24 and it would be great to have a big group representing the Silverton area. For information or to sign up call team captain Stacy Palmer at 503-873-5615. If you have been wanting to get your groove on you’re in luck, the Fischer Mill Music Fest will be providin’ the tunes on July 2 in Old Mill Park (behind the Silver Falls library). For a measly $5 donation you can sit in the cool grass and take in the melodic stylings of seven musical acts. While you’re there, pick up some zen at the “Zen Fair” (whatever that is...), beer, food and

You will have plenty of time... Hawaii. The show will be Sunday, June 24, 4 - 7 p.m. at the Main St Bistro and will feature special guest Koral Jam and singer/songwriter Matt Eberle. The group is asking for a suggested donation of $20 to this great cause.

The good folks over at Bledsoe Santana Team Realty have started a program “fun” will also be available for purchase aimed at bridging the gap between two often maligned groups;:kids Speaking of concerts....Remember years and police. The idea is instead of ago when an unfortunately forgettable making interactions of a negative movie named Bandits was filmed in nature, law enforcement will instead Silverton? The Man recalls that Bruce be able to engage kids for doing Willis was kind of a jerk but Billy Bob something right (like the two teens Thornton was a really nice guy...and that recently returned an escaped Billy Bob and his blues band will be toddler wandering close to a busy playing Salem’s Riverfront Park on July street) and issue a “citation” for a free 11. ice cream. Kudos to the Silverton Police Dept., Main St. Bistro and Silver Creek And speaking of speaking of concerts... Coffee Station for helping the “Catch The Silverton Ukulele Network will be ‘em Doing Something Right” program playing a concert to benefit victims reward good behavior......although The Have a homeinto rent? and Call us! Man has been driving the speed limit, of the volcanoes Guatemala

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Beth Ann Davisson (nee Castle), born in Weymouth, Massachusetts on Nov. 22, 1952, passed away on June 2, 2018 at her home in Silverton. She was 65.

Beth was a multi-talented individual. She was a wonderful musician, often performing in her own inimitable style at school and civic functions. Her community involvement was expansive, and included Rotary, Legacy Silverton Health, and Silver Falls Family YMCA. For many years, she helped organize the Silverton Senior Olympics with her mother. She was recognized for her service in the community by being named Silverton First Citizen for 2011.

She is survived by her husband of 45 years, Bill Davisson; daughters Amy Galetzka (John), Rachel Davisson, and Sarah Davisson; son Brett Davisson (Jena); grandchildren Paige, Maggie, Ashlyn, Hunter and Nadia; and four siblings, Ruth-Lynn Lute, Larry Castle, Les Castle and David Castle.

She enjoyed traveling, Sudoku, Words with Friends and a good game of cards or Trivial Pursuit. It was, however, her personality that endeared her to her friends and community. She was smart, kind, compassionate, witty and generous. Those that knew her loved her.

After living in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Southern California, Beth moved with her family to Silverton in 1964. She graduated from Silverton Union High School in 1970 and then attended Western Oregon University, where she received her bachelor’s degree in education in 1974 and her Master of Science in Education in 1993.

and principal), and Robert Frost Elementary (principal).

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While her list of accomplishments is extensive, her family says she was first and foremost a loving wife to her husband, beloved mother to her children, and a faithful, committed Christian woman. She served in music and church ministry; playing piano, singing, as well as leading

women’s ministry and Vacation Bible School. She attended Bible Study Fellowship for many years. Beth lived out her strong belief in the Bible’s essential truths by loving everyone as her neighbor. The fruits of the Spirit were evident in the way she lived her life and treated others. She believed that God directed and blessed her life, and that her future was secured. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 16 at 1 p.m. at Emmanuel Bible Church, 8512 Sunnyview Road NE, Salem. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her name to Silverton Rotary Foundation (, or online to The Thai Christian Foundation ( or Emmanuel Bible Church ( Arrangements were made by Unger Funeral Chapel.

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ones, which she sells through Art-o-mat machines. Retired cigarette machines are converted to dispensers of 2-by-3-inch pieces of original art.

A painting by Hollie Newton of Salem has become the face of the 18th annual Silverton Fine Arts Festival.

There are more than 100 active Art-o-mat machines across the country, including, in Oregon, Lane Community College, Pacific University and Umpqua Community College.

“It looks like sunset and there’s a paper airplane folded from the score of Chopin’s Nocturnes, Silverton Arts Association Office Manager Meghan McIntire said. “It’s simple, understated and gorgeous… the colors are beautiful.” A graduate of San Francisco Art Institute, Newton has been painting and teaching for more than 20 years. When her brother-in-law Arthur Kemple died of cancer a couple years ago, Newton set out to make something that would speak about his life. “He could create beautiful, complex music from his imagination, including for several movies and TV shows, and conducted choirs and orchestras, including the London Symphony,” Newton said. “I felt like he left before he completed everything he meant to leave. The plane represents the beautiful music he left with us and maybe some of the music he took with him.” However, Newton struggled with the 36-by-48-inch canvas for a year and a half; the composition just wouldn’t come together. “When I heard about the contest I cut it down to the size they needed (18-by-24) and it looked perfect to me,” Newton said. “Originally it was a small paper

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airplane in a big canvas and it just needed to be all about the paper airplane.” At Silverton Art & Frame, owners Molly Moreland and Scott Bruno broached the idea of floating the raw canvas on a white background and, with nervousness, Newton consented. The framed original will be auctioned off in support of the arts association. Moreland said the jaggedness of the canvas told the story of the painting itself. “That it came from a much larger canvas that the artist was ready to discard and how it went on to have a second life and third life – as the original framed artwork; posters and T-shirts it’s going to be – is an inspiration to artists, students

and perfectionists everywhere, myself included,” Moreland said. “We are often quick to toss our work on the discard heap when it doesn’t come out like we planned. What Hollie did was a bold and brave thing.” TV shows make it seem like you can complete work of art in under half an hour. “That is not how real life is, that is not how my students’ art is; you must go through a process and learn to accept the accidents,” Newton said. “Sometimes you must start all over again; sometimes you need to cut something out… I like the human element there.” Newton sticks to large canvases and tiny

“Especially for young people; I think it’s really important for them to feel a real piece of artwork and not just a glossy poster,” Newton said. She also likes bringing art into the community through events including the monthly Salem Art Walk. This year’s contest parameters were a departure from years past, when they asked for somewhat literal translations of the festival – the park; paintbrushes and such. This year artists were encouraged not to paint for a theme but to define the festival in their own way; 120 submissions were received. “All the pieces were so different but all of them had one thing in common; none of them were what you’d expect when you say paint something for a festival,” McIntire said. A function of Silverton Arts Association, the Silverton Fine Arts Festival drew more than 7,000 visitors last year. This year’s has expanded from 85 to 95 artists’ booths. Festival posters should be available in the next couple of weeks through SAA’s website.

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students to create their own dietary principles and present them to an audience.

Daniel Jamsa’s eighth grade class prepared a “Perfect Food Feast” of rhubarb crisp, fruit salads, smoothies, spring rolls and so much more for an entire cafeteria packed with hungry guests on May 30.

“No one is to say whose criteria are more important than another student’s criteria,” Jamsa said. “[It’s] very personal.” Although the topic is immense, Jamsa has the utmost confidence in his students and what they can achieve – one of the many reasons he likes teaching this age group.

The purpose of the feast was a scientific one. Jamsa – who has been teaching eighth grade at Silverton Middle School since 1997 – uses the deeply personal subject of food to increase his students’ interest in the science standards he teaches.

“They are genuine. They are funny. They can fly to great heights when excited,” he said. This year marked the third Perfect Food Feast and was the best one so far according to Jamsa.

“[I]t touches all of the kids,” he explained. “And everyone is making the world better or not with their food choices. Everyone wants to be healthy.” The project – which lasts throughout the year – is vast and includes scientific topics such as: thermodynamics and how it relates to food production, the interconnection of the food web, climate change, genetically modified organisms and food miles.

Middle school students in Mr. Jamsa’s eighth grade science class present their Perfect Food Feast. MELISSA WAGONER

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Passion for nutrition By Melissa Wagoner

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“It does that to a lot of people – where they will be fine in their childhood,” she said. Smith’s experience spurred her to take a closer look at the science behind nutrition and why she, and so many people like her, are becoming sick because of the food they eat. “I used to struggle with panic attacks,” she said. “Those are the kind of things that are really about balancing your blood sugar.” As her interest grew, Smith began following several food blogs. Noticing one of the bloggers was a certified nutritional therapy practitioner, she became inspired to enroll in classes through the Nutritional Therapy Association based in Olympia, Washington. “I’ve always been interested in health and wellness,” she said, “and I loved learning about nutrition.”

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Now, 22-year-old Smith is a newly certified NTP and has opened an office at Ort Chiropractic Clinic in Silverton. “I work primarily with women who maybe have anxiety or they’re stressed out and they want to feel better again, and then I also work with kiddos,” she said. “But anyone can benefit. That’s just kind

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of my niche.” Smith, who currently has office hours every Wednesday, suggests new patients plan to attend a series of at least five appointments aimed at helping them reach their nutritional goals. “A lot of people will want to come in once,” she said, “but it’s a process.” The treatment series begins with a lengthy questionnaire and food journal to determine each client’s health history and goals. “The first appointment is feeling out what changes they are ready to make,” Smith explained. “I always focus on digestion first.” Often those initial digestive changes include an increase in hydration and a

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decrease in diuretics like coffee. Next, once the client’s initial goals have been established and a baseline is determined, Smith moves on to a method called lingual-neuro testing – a biofeedback tool she uses to establish each individual’s needs for specific nutritional supplement. “It’s not muscle testing but it’s similar,” Smith said. “We place a kind of food on the tongue and then test the point.” Smith admits skepticism in this type of therapy is common, but said she is generally able to overcome any initial doubts once the client experiences a decrease in pain – which she says may happen in as little as 15 seconds. Although Smith knows first-hand how powerful a change in diet can be, she stresses that she is not a medical doctor. “I don’t diagnose mental illness or


What Smith can help with, she explained, are a host of issues common in both the women and children she sees. These include: digestive issues, insomnia, poor appetite, constipation, bed wetting, eczema and lack of energy.


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“Around two or three in the afternoon people will hit that wall and have no motivation,” she described. “It makes a big difference when you don’t have that anymore and realize how bad you felt. I’ve seen a lot of improvement with dietary changes.” As well as meeting with private clients on a weekly basis Smith also occasionally offers educational courses including a series of four week-long summer camps called “Spiced and Diced Kids’ Cooking.” These camps, which are hosted by the Silverton Grange, are for children aged seven to 11. They run Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to noon July 9 through Aug. 3. Every day Smith will work with campers to create an entire meal, which they will then eat together. “I focus on vegetables,” Smith said. “We don’t do any sugar except one dessert to establish that balance.” Educating people – both young and old – about the importance of a healthy diet and the impact it can have on the body is where Smith’s passion lies, whether it is working with children in the kitchen or counseling clients in her office. “It’s a great investment on your health,” she said.

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Year to remember

Kennedy softball wins OSAA State title

By James Day

sports program in the mid-Willamette Valley and seems likely to take home the Oregonian Cup for Class 2A for the third consecutive year. The Oregonian honor also includes sportsmanship and academic components.

The hits just kept on coming the entire school year. Kennedy High athletic teams blazed a trail through OSAA competition unprecedented in school history. But the coup de grace took place June 1 at Oregon State University. That’s when the Kennedy softball team finished a dominating run through the Class 2A-1A tournament with a 10-0 victory in five innings against Pilot Rock-Nixyaawii. The Trojans outscored tournament opponents 46-1, with pitcher Tressa Riedman pitching a one-hitter and striking out 11 batters in the 63-minute championship game. The senior righthander threw just 60 pitches in the five innings, with 42 of them strikes. She walked only one and allowed just one runner to reach second base. “Our defense was great, our hitters were on fire and we weren’t intimidated at all,” Riedman told Our Town after the title win. “We were ready for this one. We’ve been waiting for it for a year. This was our year.”

The Kennedy High girls softball team and coaches show off their trophy after winning the Class 2A-1A softball title June 1 at Oregon State University. JAMES DAY

Riedman finished a 10-1 win against Central Linn in the semifinals by retiring the final 13 batters she faced. Add that to the title game and that’s 28 of 30, with 17 of them via strikeout.

visit to the title game. “I thought that considering we got to the semifinals last year and with all the returnees we had... we knew we had a shot. (A state championship) was our goal.”

“It looks like we peaked at the right time,” said Kennedy coach Walt Simmons, whose 2006 squad lost 3-2 to Waldport in the Trojans’ only previous

And the awards just keep on coming. Kennedy won the Capitol Cup, the all-sports trophy from the Statesman Journal that honors the best all-around

Riedman was named pitcher of the year in Special District 2 and was joined on the first team by catcher Abby Frey, shortstop Hannah Arritola, first baseman Molly Jaeger and outfielder Ellie Cantu. Utility player Grace Schaecher, second baseman Hailey Arritola and outfielder Kalyssa Kleinschmit were named to the second team, while third baseman Emily Cuff received honorable mention. In baseball, Kennedy infielders Jonathan Valladares and Sam Grosjacques and outfielders Bruce Beyer and Brady Traeger were named to the all-district first team. Catcher Dylan Kleinschmit, infielder Angel De La Rosa and utility player Daniel Moreno made the second team and outfielder Demetre Marseille received honorable mention.

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The Silverton High marching band took home first place June 2 in Portland’s Starlight Parade competition. The band, under the direction of Frank Petrik, played the Big Four March of Karl King and Happy Together by the Turtles and outscored the other five bands in division A. “The band performed very well for the limited amount of prep time we had before the parade,” Petrik told Our Town. “This speaks in support of the students’ fundamental skills which allow them to perform at this level without much rehearsal time. The sound the band is producing rivals some college level bands.” The band was 85 strong and included eight color guard members directed by Heidi Sanchez. Nick Rose is the percussion instructor. “The color guard adds so much to the overall performance,” said Petrik, in his fifth year at Silverton. By finishing in the top three Silverton automatically qualifies for next year’s parade, in which the band will be making its fourth appearance. “Our band would not have this opportunity without the generous support of the Silverton community who raised the money to purchase the uniforms and instruments needed to be able to participate in these events,” Petrik said. The band also was honored earlier this

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In addition to the state event, Shepherd and Cameron Phillips have qualified for the first national tournament July 12-15 at the Michigan Trap Shooting Association facility in Mason, Michigan. Coach Jamie Phillips also will be headed to nationals. spring with a fifth-place finish May 11 at the OSAA Class 5A competition at the LaSells Stewart Center at Oregon State University. Trap shooting: Silverton is fielding its first trap shooting squad, and the Foxes will be sending 10 athletes to the June 23 state championships at the Hillsboro Trap and Skeet Club. Participating for Silverton will be Cole Carpenter, Ethan Gubbels, Nate Gubbels, Cameron Phillips, Linzie Purvis, Kaden Rand, Chris Shepherd, Wyatt Tegan, Hanna Zurbrugg and Jake Zurbrugg. Coaching the squad are Kevin Palmer, Jamie Phillips and Doug Garrett. The Silverton team has been paying its own way and traveling to the Canby Rod and Gun Club each week to shoot, Palmer told Our Town. “It’s not an inexpensive sport,” Palmer said, “but the kids and families have been incredible, wonderful to work with and have laid the foundation for this to just keep growing in Silverton as it has in Oregon and across the country.”

Middle school track and field: Silverton turned in a series of strong performances at the middle school Meet of Champions on May 24 at Corvallis High School. The top finisher was the boys 4x400 relay squad of Henry Schmitz, Chandler Kuenzi, Isaac Romero and Carter Gauvin, which ran 3:50.67 to finish fourth. Schmitz, Ryan Brown, Ezra Bradford and Gauvin teamed up to take 11th in the 4x100 relay in 48.60. Bradford was the top individual boys finisher with an 18-5 personal best in the long jump that earned him sixth place. Romero was 15th in the 800 (2:12.98 PR), Gauvin took 17th in the 400 (55.80 PR) and Schmitz was 24th in the 400 (56.90 PR). The highest girls individual finisher for Silverton was Amanda Dahlquist, who took 11th in the shot put at 36-2. Natasha Fink was 14th in the 100 hurdles in a personal best 17.50 and Kyra Bashor was 57th in the 100 in 14.16. Kayden Eberle, Bashor, Lilly Horner and Jayla Clowers-Jones teamed up to take 14th in the 4x100 relays in 53.67. Youth football: The first all-state football

games for sixth-, seventh- and eighthgraders are June 30 at Sheldon High School in Eugene. Sixth-graders play at 9 a.m., seventh-graders at noon and eighthgraders at 3 p.m. The event is free, with spectators encouraged to bring backpacks to donate to foster children in Oregon. Here is a look at the Silverton participants: Sixth-graders: linebacker Mason Snook Seventh-graders: wide receiver Alex Briseno, safety Jackson Pfeifer, linebacker Carlos Recendiz and defensive end Giovanni Neves. Eighth-graders: quarterback Jordan McCarty, safety Cole Mucken, linebacker Vandon Fessler and wide receiver Austin Ratliff. Players will report to the University of Oregon on June 27 and stay on campus. In addition to practices and meals on campus players will participate in night activities, including attending a Eugene Emeralds minor league baseball game. Honors: The Oregon Athletic Coaches Association named former Silverton athletic trainer Jennifer Krug as one of its two athletic trainers of the year. Krug, who now works at Dallas High, was honored along with Marlee Hansen of South Eugene. Follow me on @jameshday.

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Sports & Recreation

Camping for everyone By Melissa Wagoner Not everyone agrees on the definition of camping – cabins, RV’s, tents or hammocks in the trees – but for Silverton resident Kate Pattison, “Once you’ve cooked food on an open fire and slept under the stars... once you’ve left behind the niceties and luxuries at home – you’re camping.” Pattison, who grew up backpack camping with her parents in the wilderness of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, envisioned the day when she would introduce her own children to the pastime.   “I love camping,” she said. “I always figured we’d be a family that camped – and then I had a baby.” Pattison and her husband John took their oldest daughter Molly on her first tent camping trip when she was just six months old. “We thought we were really prepared,” Pattison remembered. “She cried almost the entire time. John drove all the way back to Salem to drop her off with the grandparents.” Pattison was daunted. “I was like, ‘I am never camping with kids,’” she laughed. Pattison did try camping again, however, and the trips were similarly rocky, then came the breakthrough – she discovered yurts. “The yurts really opened me back up to going camping,” she said. “It’s camping for a season of life.” For Pattison the advantages include sleeping on beds above the ground, less time spent putting together a campsite and taking it down again and – above all – the ability to get in out of the weather. “If it rains – which in Oregon that can happen – you have a warm, dry place,” she said. Jill Martini – another Silverton resident who spends a great deal of the summer camping with her husband and two children, aged seven and 10 – agrees that camping doesn’t have to mean being uncomfortable or forgoing all the comforts of home. “As adults we always tent camped until we had kids,” Martini said. “Our first camping trip as parents was when our daughter was 12 weeks old and we borrowed our in-laws’ camper. We used

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A group of kids and Courtney Fast gather in a lakeside campsite. MELISSA WAGONER

Silver Falls State Park Cabins, RV and tent sites. Hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding. Detroit Lake State Recreation Area RV and tent sites. Swimming, boating and hiking. Fishermen’s Bend Rustic cabins, RV and tent sites. Fishing, boating, swimming and hiking. Camp Dakota Cabins, yurts, teepees, RV and tent sites. Adventure park with zip lines, paintball and more. the camper for a few years until our second child was one year old. At that time our family outgrew the camper and we bought a used motor home.” Now, with her children growing up, Martini is transitioning back into a tent. “Our favorite camping is definitely tent camping,” she said. “I feel more at one with nature when tent camping than RV camping.” The ability to get out into nature is what draws Martini and her family out of their house and into the woods – that and the absence of work, chores and distractions. “[It’s] being able to spend quality time with family and friends,” she said. Silverton resident Dale Coleman agrees. An avid camper and outdoorsman since his Boy Scouts days, Coleman said, “[It’s] getting to be more one with nature. You go out into the woods and you’ve got things to do – hiking, fishing, setting up camp.” Coleman spent years taking her three children out in a 16-foot trailer but now his trips look quite a bit different. “When they lost interest I started paring it down,” he said. “Now I can throw pretty much everything I need for a three to four day camping weekend in a Toyota Corolla.”

A member of the American Mountain Men, Coleman enjoys seeing how little he can bring with him by way of supplies. “If it wasn’t there in 1840, then you don’t bring it,” he said. “It’s just simpler. I mean, you don’t have to worry about filling up the propane and picking up the ice.” Although the trailer is long gone – some things about Coleman’s camping style haven’t changed. “Our camping was always free – off the grid,” Coleman’s son Eric described. “And you get fed when you go with Pop.” Coleman’s favorite campsite cooking tool is his trusty Dutch oven, which he uses to make just about anything he would make at home including corned beef and cabbage and potato soup. For the Colemans it is one of the best parts of camping. “Everyone sort of gravitates toward Pop,” Eric laughed. Pattison also loves a good campsite cookout – especially if it involves cooking over an open fire. “For my part, the best part of camping is the fire,” she said enthusiastically. “I want my kids to learn how to do the fire. I want them to understand and have that kind of magical experience that is so primal.”

Although Pattison’s childhood camping meals included gourmet options such as marinated kabobs cooked over an open flame – she chooses a more simplified version, which utilizes aluminum foil. “These days you can just Google ‘easy camping foods’ or ‘cooking with foil’ and there are whole blogs dedicated,” she said. “My favorite is the banana boat in foil.” Another aspect of the campsite meal that Pattison has altered is her use of disposable plates and cutlery. “[W]e were always doing dishes,” she said of her early camping experiences. For Martini, feeding a family of four while camping – particularly backpacking – has been one of the main difficulties. “[S]o much more food, they eat all the time,” Martini said. “I remember our first overnight backpacking trip with the kids – we had packed three instant noodle packages for dinner with some tuna. Needless to say Zach and I went to bed a bit hungry... Since then we’ve changed our menu and always pack a little extra.” All three families agree that camping can be complicated or simple – depending upon personal preference. For beginners with families Martini suggested starting close to home at a campground with

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People Out Loud

Voice of an angel By Dixon Bledsoe

Remembering my friend Beth Davisson

such a thing as a compassionately acerbic wit, it would be hers.

This one hurts. Losing someone you adore is just plain painful. Beth Davisson had that affect on people. I liked her the first time we met in 1964 when she joined our 7th grade class at Mark Twain. She was new, but she was sweet, kind, smart and just as goofy as the rest of us 12 and 13-year-olds. But she was also composed. She was mature, certainly adorable, and soft-spoken. She was also very funny and, in the music room I heard the voice of an angel. Fast forward a few years and land directly in the middle of Silverton High School’s Class of ’70, undoubtedly one of the best groups of human beings ever assembled (I say with no hint of bias). She was in the thick of it. She was a Choralaire, the small vocal ensemble known to wow audiences from the Capitol in Salem to Hawaii. She played the cello, was certain to have perfect pitch, was as smart as a whip, and her sense of humor and dry wit were finely honed to a razor-sharp edge. If there is

with a clear view from above so that she doesn’t miss a grand-child’s basketball game, a Yo-Yo Ma masterpiece cello performance at Carnegie Hall, or a roast at the Silverton Chamber’s First Citizen Banquet at Kyle and Kevin Palmer’s or Darin Rybloom’s expense.

As a teacher then administrator, she was quick to the draw. Always fun, never hurtful, delivered with such a firm, well thought out and quick response as to make one wonder how a mind could work so fast to come up with the perfect roast delivered with the grace of Snow White. She was very quick with an incisive retort. She could solve complex problems firmly but with a smile and soft words belying the fact that she just schooled you. Always with a touch of class and grace. Music and faith – along with the love of an incredible family – was her life. Friends were cherished, and strangers became friends. She had a lot of friends who adored her. She was a remarkable mother and grandmother, a loving wife to Bill, and a very proud, exemplary benevolent public servant. She “gave back” to her community, her church, her friends, her family, and lived the Christian life that assured her God had the welcome mat ready and waiting, knowing we would be

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devastated with her loss but happy to know she resides in her heavenly home. When I ran the Homer Davenport trolley into the coffee cart, ripping the wagon cover and denting the coffee drive-through roof, I blamed you, my spotter, for forgetting your coffee that morning and not paying attention. It was me all along. Now she is free of pain and suffering, and

In her last few days, I sent a text, knowing that she or a family member might pick it up, because we did that from time to time. The link was to a song we sang in high school together over 50 years ago, based on a passage from Numbers 6:24-26, The Lord Bless You and Keep You. I wanted it to give her peace, as the verse and song wishes for everyone. Amy, her daughter, did get it and relayed it to Beth. I’m told she smiled and liked it. That filled me with joy. There is a gaping hole in a community’s heart. It hurts, but if we fill it with the cherished memories of how you touched so many lives, young and old, in so many beautiful ways, we will be OK, and certainly better because we knew you and loved you. Peace, Beth. You deserve to rest after a job exceptionally well done.

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Line Dancing Mon. 2:30 – 4:00 pm $3 for Senior Center Members $5 for Non Members

Fireworks Booth June 29 – July 4, from 9 am – 9 pm Located in the gravel parking lot in front of Oil Can Henry’s. Proceeds benefit the Lion’s Club AND the Silverton Senior Center.

IMPORTANT DATES TO SAVE! Reverse Mortgages June 26 at 6 pm presented by Barb Lewis, Reverse Mortgage Specialist with Retirement Funding Solutions in association with Harcourts NW Oregon Realty Group. FREE! Pancake Breakfast is Sat. July 7 at 8 am

Dr. Tim Richardson • 503-874-4560 411 N Water St • Silverton All Insurance and OHP Accepted Our Town Life

BUNCO Sat. July 21 at 7 pm $10 Tickets on SALE soon! Chair Shiatsu Wed 1 – 4 pm ($15 for 12 minutes) by appt. only 503-873-3093

Board Meeting Tue. July 10 at 5:30 pm (date & time change!) Clubb Massage Tue 8:30 am – 4 pm ($15 for 15 minutes) by appt. only 503-873-3093

When shopping for fATher’s DAy gifTs

Look no further than the Silverton Senior Center’s Thrift Shop at 207 High St. Open Tues – Sat 10 am – 5 pm and Sun 11 am to 4 pm

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Kirsten Barnes Broker 503.873.3545 ext 326

Marcia Branstetter Broker, GRI 873-3545 ext. 318

Micha Christman Office Manager 873-1425

Becky Craig Broker 873-3545 ext. 313

Karen Gehrt Broker 503.873.3545 ext 312

Michael Schmidt Broker, GRI 873-3545 ext. 314

Meredith Wertz Broker, GRI 873-3545 ext. 324

Ryan Wertz Broker 873-3545 ext. 322

Chuck White Broker 873-3545 ext. 325


Christina SILVERTON Mason Williamson Branstetter Broker 873-3545 ext. 315



Gardeners Dream. Classic little 1920’s Silverton home with several upgrades. Vinyl windows, gas water heater, gas furnace, wood stove in living room. Several outbuildings.Call Michael at ext. 314. (WVMLS# 734082)

#T2440 LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION 4 BR, 1.5 BA 2247 sqft Call Mason at ext. 303 $344,000 (WVMLS#725845) SOLD-#T2463 VINTAGE HOME 3 BR, 1 BA 1236 sqft. Call Marcia at ext. 318 $259,900




#T2479 COZY RANCH $329,900

Cozy Ranch on East Hill…3 BR, 3 baths (one with full handicap access amenities); living/ dining area with gas stove & bamboo flooring, natural wood doors & wood finishes throughout the house, tile roof, newer forced air gas furnace (2013) & gas hot water heater (2017), trash compactor, & covered deck opens onto a fenced backyard. Set up for easy care & maintenance. Call Chuck at ext. 325. (WVMLS# 733482)

NEW-#T2479 COZY RANCH 3 BR, 3 BA 1536 sqft Call Chuck at ext. 325 $329,900




NEW-#T2480 CLASSIC OLDER HOME 4 BR, 2 BA 1896 sqft. 1.32 Acres Call Meredith at ext. 324, Ryan at ext. 322 $382,700 (WVMLS#733635) NEW-#T2481 CLASSIC SILVERTON CHARACTER 2 BR, 2 BA 2364 sqft. Call Meredith at ext. 324, Ryan at ext. 322 $373,000 (WVMLS#733560)


Principal Broker,

GRI 873-3545 HUBBARD ext. 303






Classic style home with all the modern amenities, Built in 2001 to emulate 1900’s. Traditional style, Energy efficient, geodesic home with 4 bedroom, front porch, lots of details to the older character, 3 bath, open floor plan on 2.18 acres, 3 miles high ceilings, classic trim work, wood floors from downtown Silverton. Flat lot with pastoral throughout the home, 5 Bedroom home, plus views and lots of gardening and/or hobby farm den, 3 bath with additional unfinished space in space with room for animals. Detached 2 car gaIN TOWN NEW HOME CONSTRUCTION the full basement. Live among the 7 oaks,outdoor rage & plenty of parking & space for RV. Recent COUNTRY/ACREAGE entertaining,close to downtown. Green amenities. updates include windows & patio doors. Sellers Call Meredith at ext. 324 or Ryan at ext. 322. are related to listing agent. Call Kirsten at ext.


(WVMLS# 733055)




(WVMLS#733031) #T2468 READY FOR DREAM HOME .34 Acres Call Meredith at ext. 324, Ryan at ext. 322 $79,900 (WVMLS#731765) (WVMLS#733020) #T2466 ENERGY EFFICIENT GEODESIC (WVMLS#725845) HOME 4 BR, 3 BA 3112 sqft 2.18 Acres Call Kirsten at ext. 326 or Chuck at ext. 325 (WVMLS#732780) $429,900 (WVMLS#730954) (WVMLS#732484) #T2341 2 HOMES ON 2 ACRES 3 BR, 2 BA #T2477 CLASSIC HOME 5 BR, 3 BA 3360 1367 sqft. 2.630 Acres Call Chuck at ext. 325 sqft Call Meredith at ext. 324, Ryan at ext. 322 IN TOWN NEW HOME CONSTRUCTIONIN TOWN NEW HOME CONSTRUCTION $549,900 (WVMLS#709561) #T2457 HWY 213 FRONTAGE .30 Acres Call $428,800 (WVMLS#733055) HWY 213 FRONTAGE .30 Acres Call COUNTRY/ACREAGE OTHER COMMUNITIES COUNTRY/ACREAGE Meredith at ext. 324, Ryan at ext. 322 $99,900 #T2457 #T2466 ENERGY EFFICIENT GEODESIC #T2476 1950’s SINLGE LEVEL 2 BR, 1.5 BA MeredithCOMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL at ext. 324, Ryan at ext. 322 (WVMLS#729177) HOME 4 BR, 3 BA 3112 sqft 2.18 Acres 1206 sqft Call Kirsten at ext. 326 $269,900 $99,900 (WVMLS#729177) Call Kirsten at ext. 326 or Chuck at ext. 325 #T2468 READY FOR DREAM HOME (WVMLS#732980) SCOTTS MILLS-#T2469 LOTS OF LEASE/COMMERCIAL TOWN NEWFOR HOME CONSTRUCTION $429,900 (WVMLS#730954) .34 Acres Call Meredith at ext. 324, Ryan at IN POTENTIAL 3 BR, 2 BA 1296 sqft 1.51 Acres #T2474 SMALL ACREAGE 3 BR, 2 BA 1418 ext. 322 $79,900 (WVMLS#731765) #T2469 LOTS OF POTENTIAL 3 BR, 2 BA COUNTRY/ACREAGE Call Meredith at ext. 324, Ryan at ext. 322 sqft. .94 Acres Call Chuck at ext. 325 $379,900 1296 sqft 1.51 Acres Call Meredith at ext. 324, $224,800 (WVMLS#732218) BARELAND/LOTS (WVMLS#733020) Ryan at ext. 322 $224,800 (WVMLS#732218) MOLALLA-#T2478 LOADS OF #T2472 GREAT COUNTRY HOME 4 BR, 3 BA POTENTIAL 3 BR, 3 BA 2286 sqft 4.37 Acres 2808 sqft. 1.53 Acres Call Chuck at ext. 325 Call Meredith at ext. 324, Ryan at ext. 322 STAYTON/SUBLIMITY $645,000 (WVMLS#732780) $284,700 (WVMLS#733270) COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL NEW-#T2482 GARDENERS DREAM 2 BR, Fo info on rentals BA 1464 sqft Call Michael at ext. 314 FOR LEASE/COMMERCIAL FOR LEASE/COMMERCIAL call Micha at $288,700 (WVMLS#734082)






HUBBARD STAYTON/SUBLIMITY FOR LEASE/COMMERCIAL FOR RENT LAND/ACREAGE TOWNWOODBURN KEIZER STAYTO BARELAND/LOTS TOWN MOLALLA-#T2478 LOADS OF POTENTIAL SOLD-#T2467 BEAUTIFUL 1950’s HOME LAN STAY 3 BR, 3 BA 2286 sqft 4.37 Acres Call 3 BR, 2 BA 2986TOWN sqft Call Becky at ext. 313 Meredith at ext. 324, Ryan at ext. 322 $315,000 COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL LA $284,700 COUNTRY #T2475 STUNNING VIEWS 3 BR, 2 BAAUMSVILLE/ 1664 sqft 4.00 Acres Call Meredith at ext. 324, Ryan #T2475 STUNNING VIEWS 3 BR, 2FOR BA 1664 COMM WOODBURN LEASE/COMMERCIAL FOR RENT at ext. 322 $379,900 sqft 4.00 Acres Call Meredith at ext. 324, Ryan TOWNWOODBURN at ext.SILVERTON 322 $379,900 KEIZER FOR COM IN TOWN NEW HO BARELAND/LOTS #T2474 SMALL ACREAGE 3 BR, 2 BA 1418 TOW COUNTRY/ACREAGE sqft. .94 Acres Call Chuck at ext. 325 $379,900 #T2440 LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION F TOWN HUBBARD 4 BR, 1.5 BA 2247 sqft Call Mason at ext. 303BARELAND OTHER COMMUN TO $344,000 #T2472 GREAT COUNTRY HOME 4 BR, 3 BA AUMSVILLE/TURNER TOW #T2470 COMMERCIAL BUSINESS BARELAN 2808 sqft. 1.53 Acres Call Chuck at WOODBURN STAYTON/SUBLIMITY OPPORTUNITY1953 sqft Call Meredith at ext. ext. 325 $645,000 TO 324, Ryan at ext. 322 $348,800 TOWN W

326 or Chuck at ext. 325. (WVMLS# 730954)












Our Town Life: June 15, 2018  

Our Town Community News serving Silverton, Mt. Angel & Scotts Mills.

Our Town Life: June 15, 2018  

Our Town Community News serving Silverton, Mt. Angel & Scotts Mills.