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Civics 101

Code conundrum

Silverton contemplates changes to help local homeless

By Paula Mabry

the code change to the voters.

Planning code changes that would make limited, tiny-unit transitional housing for the homeless possible on church property in Silverton will have their fourth public hearing Aug. 6.

Mayor Kyle Palmer urged both sides to participate in a “respectful” dialog and invited both submission of written testimony and in-person participation at the next hearing.

The Silverton Planning Commission held two hearings prior to sending its recommendation for approval to the council. After an hour of public testimony July 2 the council added the topic to its August agenda to allow more time for public input. While no homeless housing plan has been submitted to the city for review, representatives of St. Edward’s Episcopal Church on Center Street and the newly formed Silverton Sheltering Services have advocated for four, single occupant, tiny units for homeless women from the Silverton area. The proposed code changes would make transitional housing a conditional use, limiting the size, use, length of stay and

number of structures, set regulations for their management, require code of conduct agreements, and set other standards for city approval. The text of the proposed code along with staff reports and public testimony submitted in writing can be found at: ViewFile/Agenda/_07022018-41. The report starts on page 56. At the July hearing citizens testified both in support and against the changes. Those in support cited both the local need and the successful experiences of other communities. Opponents suggested the need for more public review, with some proposing taking

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--The Silverton Planning Commission on Tuesday rejected the revised plan for a 40-lot subdivision along North James Street. Traffic concerns on the surrounding streets led to the 3-2 vote to deny the application. An earlier plan to build on the 9.5-acre site was approved by the Planning Commission but rejected by the City Council last December. The developer has the option to appeal the latest decision to the City Council.

--The Mt. Angel Planning Commission will hold a public hearing at 7 p.m. Thursday (note this refers to July 19) in the Mt. Angel Community Room, 290 East Charles Street. Commissioners will act on a plan to subdivide a 20-acre parcel into 63 single-family residential lots. The Wachter Meadows property is north of West Church Street and south of West Marquam Street. -- James Day contributed to this report.

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Family packs up for two-year Cambodian adventure

By Melissa Wagoner

“I get to start preschool,” she said gleefully.

Emily and Tyrone Reeder love living life outside their comfort zone, which is why this August they are packing up their bags and heading to Cambodia.

Although traveling as a family will be very different from the Reeders’ first experience in China, they are meeting the challenges head-on.

“We like being in another culture,” Emily explained. “We actually enjoy not understanding and being able to communicate. We come into it knowing it’s going to be hard.”

“I think we’re pretty good travelers and we do our research,” Tyrone said. “We know we’re going to live right next to the school – the school has apartments that you can stay in. And we’re going to get there a little bit early so we can acclimatize.”

Although neither Tyrone nor Emily spent a lot of their childhood traveling, they gained a mutual affection for living abroad when they moved to China after college. “At the time we graduated there wasn’t a big demand for teachers but there always is overseas,” Emily pointed out. “It’s actually kind of a small community of teachers.” The Reeders spent two years of their early married life exploring China while teaching at an international school before discovering Emily was pregnant with their daughter Amara. Once more on the move, they traveled to Canada – where Tyrone is from and where Amara was born – and then on to Silverton – where they have been for the past three years. But lately the road has been calling. “We were really itching to get back overseas,” Emily explained. “It becomes a lifestyle.”

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Which is why the Reeders – now a family of three – are heading for Cambodia – and they are all very excited about what is to come.

The school is where both Reeders have found employment – Emily as a kindergarten teacher and Tyrone teaching PE – and where Amara will attend preschool. It will also give the family a starting place to socialize. “Through the Internet I’ve already been able to contact people about expat basketball leagues,” Tyrone said.

“For me, being a PE teacher, I’ve always found it so fun to just meet people and play,” Tyrone said. “I’ve always been able to connect with people through sports.”

In the meantime, the Reeders are beginning to ready their home – which they will rent out during the twoyear contract abroad – and pack their belongings.

For her part, Emily is most excited about the food.

“We each get a couple of bags,” Emily said. “But I think we can get a lot of stuff there. I think at the end of the day we feel like experiences are more important than things.”

“Southeast Asian cuisine is the best,” she said. For Amara it’s all about school.

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100 years filled with good cooking, service By Melissa Wagoner Verna Scharbach celebrated her 100th trip around the sun on Friday, June 22 surrounded by an estimated 75 family and friends. The gathering was held at Mission Benedict and was a complete surprise to an astonished and humbled Scharbach. “I was totally surprised,” she said. “I never dreamed of anything like that.” Scharbach’s life has been one of joyful service – as a daughter, mother, school cook and volunteer – and she takes pride in every role. “I don’t want to do anything unless it’s helping somebody,” she said by way of explanation. Scharbach was born in Mount Angel only a few blocks from the house she and her first husband, August, built when she was 17 in 1936 – and where she lives to this day. The second of nine children, she was only able to attend school through age 13, when it became necessary for her to help at home.

One of Scharbach’s primary jobs became working in the kitchen, where she developed a life-long love of baking. “When we were kids we had a pie or cake or cookies every day,” Susan, Scharbach’s daughter said. “We had to enlist our friends to help us eat it all.” Raising four children, Scharbach said baking was her way of making sure her children felt cared for.

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“I loved to do it,” she confided. “My family was the most important thing to me. I might have been a stern mother but I loved them so much.” Scharbach’s skills in the kitchen became well known in the community and when her first husband passed away she was offered a job as school cook. “The principal said, ‘We want you to cook at the school’ and I said, ‘I can’t cook’ and he said, ‘that’s not what I heard,’” she laughed. Scharbach was employed with the school for the next 16 years, making seven loaves of bread every day on a wood stove – and she loved every minute of it.

Verna Scharbach, centenarian.


“I’m so grateful I had the job,” Scharbach said. “I loved it. The kids were joyful.” Scharbach’s life has also been filled with varied interests. She excelled at both ballroom dancing and polka and met her second husband, Gay Menke, dancing.   “My second husband, he was a peach,” Scharbach grinned. “He treated me like a queen every day.” In her fifties Scharbach added another hobby, one she avidly partakes in to this day – community service. “I do it because I love volunteering,” she explained. “I work with the most wonderful people.” Beginning as a volunteer at the Mount Angel Senior Center, Scharbach also helped to organize what would become Mission Benedict – a donation center offering clothing, housewares and pantry items to the Mount Angel area. “To stay healthy and happy you have to be busy,” she said. “Human beings need to have somebody care, no matter who it is and what nationality they are. A person needs to be appreciated.” Scharbach said her work at Mission Benedict is not only the way she maintains a social life but may be a key to her incredible longevity. The volunteers at Benedict Mission certainly appreciate Scharbach and she them. “I don’t mind getting old because I have so many nice people and I’m happy,” she said with a smile.

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Food & Drink

Near eastern delights

By Melissa Wagoner Several years ago I read an incredible book called, Day of Honey: A Memoir of Food, Love and War by Annia Ciezadlo. The book introduced me – and consequently my family – to the world of Lebanese cuisine. This is one of our favorite recipes – adapted slightly over time.

Chickpea Fatteh Hummus In a medium sized bowl mash the garlic and salt together with a pestle until you have a smooth paste. Stir in the lemon juice and set aside for five minutes to mellow. Into a small bowl, pour half the slurry. Add the tahini and yogurt and whisk until smooth. Add the chickpeas to the remaining slurry in the medium bowl and, using a potato masher, mash until only slightly chunky.

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Hummus ingredients 15 oz. cooked chickpeas 2 cloves garlic (mashed) 1 tsp course sea salt 2 tsp lemon juice

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Layer the yogurt mixture on top of the chickpeas. In a small pan melt the butter and olive oil. Add the pine nuts and cook, stirring constantly, until golden brown. Remove from heat and add the cumin and paprika. Pour the hot mixture on top of the yogurt layer in the bowl. Serve as a dip with pita bread and/

Whole Wheat Honey Pita Bread This recipe is one I have used for many years and it’s one of the only ones I know by heart. It is extremely easy and very versatile. I have used it not only to make these pita breads – which you can dip in hummus or make into a sandwich by filling – but also as a pizza crust topped raw and baked. Measure all ingredients into either a food processor or the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the bread hook attachment. Turn the preferred machine on and allow ingredients to mix until a smooth ball of dough is formed. Cover the dough and allow to rest in the refrigerator for at least 20 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 475 degrees with a pizza stone on the

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lowest shelf setting. Once oven is hot and dough has rested sufficiently, divide into 16 equal pieces and roll each into a round about ¼ inches thick. Do not over work, stretch, or fold dough. Bake rounds, one at a time, on the hot pizza stone until they are puffed and beginning to just brown at the edges and on the bottom. Do not flip. Enjoy!

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Angels Grill

New diner serves up comfort food with lots of local flavor

By Nancy Jennings

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Bill Hauth has accumulated many miles in his choice of careers. As a volunteer Mount Angel Fire Captain for 15 years, and driving for Darigold and Republic Services for 30 years combined – he was ready “to get off the road.”

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Retiring wasn’t on his radar quite yet – but it was for Leona’s Bakery & Café owner Twyla Blatchford, who decided to close shop in early April. Hauth’s wife, Tami, 56, had heard Leona’s was closing. She immediately shared the news with Bill, and they jumped at the opportunity to plan and create their own diner-style restaurant. “By April 10, we made a deal with a handshake,” Tami said. “Everything has been fast and furious.” Officially opened in late May, Angels Grill offers hearty meals – including breakfast – seven days a week. “This is six blocks from home and it all just fell into place,” Bill said. “We’ve been looking for a place like this for 30 years, so

Angels Grill owners Tami and Bill Hauth take a moment to relaxat the counter.

this is like the culmination of a dream. We think we have a niche here. We’re going to do something different.” The Mount Angel couple, who have been married for 34 years, have two sons and three grandchildren (with another due in July). Their community roots run deep – they live in Bill’s childhood home.

Leona’s it was home to Angels Table, another local favorite. The vintage barstools and booth seats used at Angels Table are now part of Angels Grill. Décor is black, white and red. Larger tables are in the back room, where framed photos display Bill’s firefighting days. NANCY JENNINGS

Experience in the restaurant industry also can be traced back 30 years, as the original owners of Burger Time. Now, Tami works full-time at Kraemer’s Nursery in sales, HR and accounting – and will join the crew at the restaurant in the evenings and on weekends. Before the Angels Grill building housed

“Duane Huber, a Mount Angel native and local chef, has joined our staff and is whipping up tasty recipes. We needed good food, good portions and good service – at a good price. It’s all about coming in as customers and leaving as friends,” Tami said, adding the family will benefit as well. “We wanted a place for our grandkids to work to earn college money.”

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“This project was fraught with difficulty from the beginning in that the cohort took on an architectural project without a full understanding of the time and funds it would take to mosaic every inch of approx. 616 sq. ft. of this reconstructed depression era wading pool. “The result is nothing short of a wonderment of volunteer determination to create a beautiful legacy for the little town,” she said in an email to supporters. “What remains of the original cohort are a small handful of intrepid members who are raising funds to compensate me for last year’s work as well as bring me on for the final push.”  The gofundme account set up last winter is: communityfountainmosaic.  “The most humble offering will make the difference... Silverton has given till it hurts in funds and labor. It makes sense to take this out into the international community,” she said.   

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The project’s Facebook site is facebook. com/cfmosaic. By clicking on the videos by Jaime Furlman viewers can see the people of all ages who have worked along with the cohort members and Carlisle. The fountain head was mosaiced by Laura Lucero, a painter who made her first mosaics for this piece, a depiction of Oregon landmarks N,S,E,and W from the center of Silverton.  “We are the caretakers of over 200 pairs of hands knees and hearts.  The only direction is completion,” Carlisle said.  

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Arts & Entertainment

Changing tides

Artist’s exhibition draws from environmental dilemmas

By Steve Ritchie Visual artist Mimi Cernyar Fox has spent countless hours wandering the beaches and mudflats near her home in Raymond, Washington, investigating her natural surroundings and seeking inspiration. On one of her explorations she began to look closely at the sand dollars she was collecting on the beach, nearly all of them cracked open or broken by the beaks of seabirds. Why were birds eating so many of them, she wondered? Why weren’t there any whole sand dollars on the beach anymore? Soon after that, Fox happened to pick up a copy of The Seattle Times, July 25, 2014. The bold headline read, “Marine birds in decline: Loss of small fish may be to blame.” Mystery solved. The article by environmental reporter Craig Welch detailed the stunning decline of marine birds like white-winged scoters, marbled murrelets and long-tailed ducks due, in large part, to the loss of forage fish and the degradation of the seas and coastline. The birds, she concluded, are reduced to eating the tiny, soft creatures in the sand dollars. Fox, who grew up in the Mount Angel - Silverton area as Mary Cernyar and studied theology and philosophy at Mount Angel Seminary after earning her M.F.A. from Washington State, has always been moved to make strong statements with her art work. In graduate school she painted canvases with baby bottles and syringes to make a statement

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Mimi Cernyar Fox working in her studio in Washington.

about babies born with AIDS symptoms. Societal indifference to a cause or an injustice has always pushed her hard to take action through her art. “Drawing is a serious pursuit,” Fox said. “The more you look at something, the more you understand it. I never went anywhere without a sketch book and pastels in the back of my car. It’s just investigating your world, you know. All the mudflats and the sand dollars, that’s my local environment right here. So I said I know I’ve got to be right on doing what


I am, using the sand dollar mosaics to make an environmental statement.

it. So they think about it more and care about it more.”

“Rather than depict a lot of dead birds laying on the beach covered with plastic bags and trash, my aim is to point to how beautiful the birds are,” she says. “Can you imagine not being able to see the sandpipers peeping and flying out and back with the waves? Or not to hear the magnificent music birds create. I’d rather talk about how beautiful these creatures are and the splendor and bounty of our ocean, and kind of open people’s eyes to

Fox’s work exploring these themes is on exhibition at Gallery 110 in Seattle in July. “Marine Birds in Decline: Paintings & Mosaics runs through July 28.

In addition to her paintings of seabirds and sand dollar mosaics, Fox also delves into ecologically significant mudflats, or tidal flats, areas consisting of mud and sand and pebbles regularly exposed and flooded by the tides. The low wave tides reveal the mud and habitat for bottom-

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paintings, one sees unanticipated meanings through the collage of objects she has found that were once embedded in the mud. This historical practice, once used by artists in the Dada movement, is a way of expressing chaos in our society, but also suggests how humans have infringed on nature, in this case the sea and the tidal flats. “It makes you want to weep a little bit, doesn’t it?,” Fox said. “It does me.” Fox’s sculptures – The Tide Keepers – made from clocks assembled with shorebird carvings and mixed media convey her sense of urgency about the state of our oceans.

One of Cernyar’s Time Keepers.


dwelling invertebrates, such as the horseshoe crab, mud snail and shellfish species which become food for predatory birds and fish. “I want to explore what meaning can be found in the mud. Not to say that the mudflats are beautiful, but when people get in front of the mud they are challenged to think and go into themselves and hear their own response to that mud. It brings you back to our humble beginnings as a species.” Upon close examination of her mudflat

“These mud-clocks, with their ticking and chimes, emphasize the fact that time is running out for our neglected oceans and sea life,” Fox noted. A highlight of the exhibition will be a presentation by Joseph Karl Gaydos, lead scientist for the SeaDoc Society, on Saturday, July 21 at 2 p.m. In addition, Fox was scheduled to give an Artist Talk on July 14. In addition to Gallery 110, Fox’s work has been shown recently at the Galarie Etienne De Causans in Paris and J. Pepin Gallery in Portland. Gallery 110 is located at 110 Third Ave. South in Seattle. Fox will also be featured in a November 2018 exhibition at Gallery 110 called “Water Water Everywhere.”

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Mount Angel farmer’s market connects community

By Melissa Wagoner Alexandra Samoilov’s family business is – quite literally – the berries. South Barlow Berries grows an enormous variety in their fields off South Barlow Road in Canby and every week they haul them to 10 farmer’s markets around the state. Recently they’ve added one more market to the list – the Mount Angel Wochenmarkt. “It’s small but I like it,” Samoilov said of the newly opened market. “A lot of the locals come out. Slowly but surely it will grow.” The market is the brainchild of Leah Duda, who also proposed the name, Wochenmarkt – the German name for a weekly market. Although it started out small – only three vendors – the number of vendors has already nearly tripled to eight. The vendors’ wares include a variety of baked goods, plants, berries, honey and even artisan pasta. “Come each week for something new,” Amber Mathiesen – city manager and market liaison to the City Council – suggested. “Many vendors are seasonal based on the produce available at the time.” So far business has been good according to both Wayne Huisman, who runs Esotico Pasta’s booth, and Mathiesen. “The shoppers have expressed their pleasure in supporting the market and the vendors have been nearly selling out each week,” Mathiesen said. “We take this as a win-win with shoppers and vendors alike enjoying the experience.” One of the attributes of the Wochenmarkt is the timing. It is held on Thursdays between 9 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. through the end of September.

Tom’s Pies (above) and Pacific Honey (below right) are two of the vendors at the Mount Angel Wochenmarkt. MELISSA WAGONER

“We wanted to pick a day that was not competing with other markets so we could have some of the same vendors as other communities,” Mathiesen said. Another distinctive feature is the family friendly programing offered in front of the library – weather permitting – during market hours. There are also the weekly market day specials offered by businesses throughout Mount Angel. “This support appears to be growing each week as well,” Mathiesen said. She said she is glad the market has been a success and looks forward to the future.


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Thursdays 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thru Sept. 27 East Charles Street, Mount Angel Family programming 11:15 a.m. “These markets build community,” she said. “Neighbors shop together, local farms are supported, and people can buy fresh local produce and products.” “Tell people to come on out and support the market,” Huisman said. “The more we sell the more vendors we’ll get.”

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Eugene ‘Gene’ Shreyer Eugene Stanley Shreyer, born July 10, 1924, in Windsor, California, died on June 13, 2018, in Silverton, one month short of his 94th birthday. He suffered from a massive stroke which was the ultimate cause of his death. Eugene was the son of Albert and Jessie (Woodbury) Shreyer. His father was born in Sereth Bukovina, Romania and his mother in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Eugene Shreyer Gene, as he preferred to be called, was a life long member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church. He was home schooled by his mother for the first few years and then attended Seventh Day Adventist Christian schools for the remainder of his schooling.

Gene was in the Army Reserve Corp during WWII, but was sent back to school to finish his pre-med courses with no active duty. Gene went to medical school at the College of Medical Evangelists (now Loma Linda University Medical School) from which he graduated in 1948. From there he set up a general practice in Somerton, a small town in southern Arizona, where he served one term as mayor. During the Korean War, he was part of a special draft for doctors with military experience and was stationed with his family at the 10th Field Hospital in Wurzburg, Germany. Gene was married to Phyllis Jean Kesler, his high school sweetheart, on July 4, 1946 in Berkeley, California. They had three children: Karen, Donald, and Cynthia. Phyllis died in 1977 at age 51 from cancer. A year later, on March 19, 1978, Gene

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July 10, 1924 – June 13, 2018 married Joy (Coon) Semmens, a widow belonging to the same church that he and Phyllis attended. Gene and Joy recently celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary. Both he and Joy shared their interest in rockhounding and birdwatching. Gene served several times as head Elder in his church in Pleasant Hill, California, was on the church board and was honored twice in the Pleasant Hill Adventist Academy School annual for his active support of that school, which all three of his children attended. Gene also loved to travel in the wide, open West. Recently Gene was in charge of Disaster Preparedness at his local Seventh Day Adventist Church in Silverton. He and Joy were active in starting yearly camping trips for the church. His funeral service happened to be on the same week-end as one of these events. His memorial was held in Silverton Seventh Day Adventist Church on June 16 and his burial was in the Miller cemetery in Silverton. Unger Funeral Chapel was in charge of the service and the Veterans provided taps and the color guard presenting the American flag to his widow. Gene leaves his wife Joy; his children, Karen Davis (Rob), Donald Shreyer, Cynthia Perrin (Jack); three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two nieces and two nephews; and many much-loved members of his extended family and a host of dear friends in the local Seventh Day Adventist Church and beyond.

Kathy’s siblings include Karen Staab, David Staab, and Kristine Buchheit of Mount Angel, as well as Douglas Staab and Konnie Miller, both of Silverton. She was the beloved aunt of 14 and great aunt to 19. She was preceded in death by her father and nephew Michael Staab.

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John and Eileen (Page) Lalicker were married in Kansas at the Page family home on Aug. 3, 1943. In 1949, while visiting family in Oregon, they purchased a home and moved from “Tornado Alley” to Silve rton. They owned and opera ted Budget Market in Silverton for 22 years. John later worked for Fred Me yer until his retirement and Eileen wa s an Avon representative for 46 ye ars. Their family includes da ughter, Kay Klaus and son Bob Lalicker and his wife Betty. They have four grandchildren, 12 greatgrandchildren

Thomas Porter Eldred Thomas Porter Eldred was born on Oct. 26, 1946 in Minot, North Dakota. The fourth of five children of Porter and Dawn Eldred, Tom graduated from Silverton Union High School in 1964. He enlisted in the US Army following graduation, and served as a Dental Technician in Vietnam. Returning home following his service, he held various jobs, including working at Orville Roth’s new grocery store, before going to work alongside his father as a custodian at Mark Twain Junior High.  While an injury later in life cut his working career short, he supplemented his income by mowing lawns and recycling cans, and was well known for both. He also spent considerable time maintaining a connection to the elderly who’d entered local care facilities and was a formidable family historian, valuing the memory of our older generations. He helped deliver meals for the Senior Center and was always willing to help someone in need.

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ndchildren. An open house will be held on Saturday, July 28, 2 - 4 p.m ., at the Silverton United Metho dist Church, 203 W. Main St., Silverto n.

Oct. 26, 1946 – June 12, 2018 He spent many years rescuing and providing care to cats who were either stray or orphaned once their family member(s) had passed away and was known by many as the Cat Man. He was preceded in death by his parents, by sisters Linda Gentry and Sally Meisenheimer, and by niece Robin Gentry. He is survived by sisters Lorna Steinberger and Jane Bolton, as well as nephews Kevin and Kyle Palmer, Mike Steinberger, Darin and Corey Meisenheimer, and Jason Satern, as well as nieces Lisa LeFrancois, Kasey Jones, and Amy Bruntz. He is also survived by his final housemate, Boomer. In keeping with his wishes, there was no formal service, but there was an informal gathering to remember Tom at the Home Place Restaurant on June 30. Donations in Tom’s name can be made to the Silverton Senior Center, Salem Friends of Felines, or to the local VFW.

May 24, 1953 - July 2, 2018

Kathleen Arlynn Staab was born to Arlin and Evelyn (Purdy) Staab in Salem, Oregon on May 24,1953. She was the eldest of six.

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Kathy was a resident of Fairview Training Center, and then resided in Salem assisted by Partnership

Community Living (PCL). She worked at the Mt. Angel Training Center and MENTOR. She passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on July 2, 2018. Kathy will be remembered by her quick-wit and humor. She loved music, the beach, stuffed animals, pink and sparkly and anything princess. She will be missed by her family and those fortunate enough to have been part of her life. The family thanks the caregivers who helped her, especially the PCL staff. Services were held July 5, 2018 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Mount Angel. Arrangements by Unger Funeral Chapel in Mount Angel.

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Sports & Recreation

Sprauer dominates

Former Kennedy athlete shines for SOU

Former Kennedy High athlete Loghan Sprauer is proving to be a dynamic contributor at the college level at Southern Oregon University.

World Series runner-up Arkansas.

Sprauer, who led the Trojans to a state Class 2A title in her junior year in 2014, winning the 100, 200 and 400 while finishing third in the high jump, has added even more events to her collection.

Minnesota, posted a 6-7 record with a 2.60 earned average for the Pipers, who finished 17-19. Molloy led the pitching staff in innings (102), strikeouts (65) and complete games (10).

Sprauer won the seven-event heptathlon April 19-20 in the multievent competition of the Cascade Collegiate Conference meet in Ashland and then scored in three more events at the main meet May 11-12. Sprauer, a redshirt sophomore, scored 4,391 heptathlon points, fourth all-time at SOU, and gutted out the victory in a thrilling duel against Lindsay Asplund of Corban. Sprauer led by just three points heading to the final event, the 800 meters, but she outran Asplund by two seconds to claim the victory. Asplund finished 29 points behind with 4,362. In the main meet in Hermiston three weeks later Sprauer won the high jump with a leap of 5-5, took second in the 100 (12.41) and 200 (25.02) and was 12th in the 100 hurdles (17.95). Sprauer advanced to the May 24-26 NAIA national meet in Gulf Shores, Alabama, where she finished 15th in the heptathlon with 3,452 points. Sprauer had some tough luck on day two when she failed to turn in a fair throw in the javelin and thus did not score points in that discipline

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Loghan Sprauer competes in the long jump at the Cascade Collegiate Conference championships. She won the event and scored 36 points for Southern Oregon in the meet. AL CASE, ASHLAND DAILY TIDINGS

Here is a look at how other athletes with local ties fared this spring: Alex Molloy, Silverton: The freshman pitcher for the Hamline University softball team in St. Paul,

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Brock Rogers, Silverton: The freshman track and field athlete at George Fox participated on a 4x100 relay squad that finished fourth at the NCAA Division III meet. Rogers Brock Rogers ran the leadoff leg on a squad that clocked 40.83. The foursome of Rogers, Vernon Lott, Chris Polk and Kenny May also won the Northwest Conference championship in 41.72. Rogers was fifth in the 110 high hurdles at 15.32 and took seventh in the 100 (11.30). During the season he turned in a personal best long jump mark of 20-5 ¼. Anders Green, Silverton: The junior infielder at Dallas Baptist hit .278 in 11 games and played errorless ball in the field. The Patriots were 42-21, finishing second in the Missouri Valley Conference with a 16-5 mark and went on to the NCAA regionals before eliminated by College

Dustin Meyer, Silverton: The junior second baseman at Pacific University in Forest Grove hit .178 and tied for third on the 16-24 Boxers by scoring 20 runs. He shined in the field, committing just four errors in 36 starts. He led the team in assists with 85 and was second on the squad in fielding chances. Baylie Cameron, Silverton: The sophomore sprinter-hurdler at Linfield College took third in the 400 hurdles at the Northwest Conference meet in 1:05.63. She also finished 12th in the 100 hurdles in 16.92 and ran the second leg on the Wildcats’ 4x400 relay squad that ran 4:10.84 to finish seventh. Jack Suing, Kennedy: The freshman catcher at Chemeketa saw action in three games, scored one run and had one RBI. Bradley Cock, Silverton: The graduate student catcher with Corban University batted .250 with one homer in seven games and turned in a .976 fielding percentage with 37 putouts, four assists and just one error. Oregonian Cup: Kennedy has won the all-sports/academic/sportsmanship trophy for Class 2A for the third consecutive school year. The Trojans won state titles in girls basketball and softball, were third in volleyball, fourth in boys basketball and girls track and field and fifth in girls cross country. In addition the baseball squad made the state semifinals and the football

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The Silverton High trap shooting squad and coaches at the state competition in Hillsboro. Standing, left, coach Doug Garrett, Jake Zurbrugg, Hannah Zurbrugg, Linzie Purvis, Nate Gubbels, Chris Shepherd, coach Kevin Palmer and Cameron Phillips. Kneeling, left, coach Jamie Phillips, Wyatt Tegan, Cole Carpenter, Ethan Gubbels and Kaden Rand. SUBMITTED PHOTO

team advanced to the quarters. The Trojans totaled 2,442.5 points, nearly 500 ahead of runner-up St. Paul (1,967.5). The cup will be awarded by the Oregon School Activities Association at an all-school assembly at Kennedy in the fall. Silverton, meanwhile, finished sixth in Class 5A with 2,873 points, fueled by a third-place at state by the girls basketball team and a fourth-place boys hoops finish. Trap shooting: The inaugural Silverton High trap shooting team finished 14th in state competition June 23 at the Hillsboro Trap and Skeet Club. Top shooter for the Foxes was Chris Shepherd, with 92 out of 100 targets hit. Nate Gubbels had 89 out of 100 and Cameron Phillips was 88 of 100. Shepherd and Phillips have qualified for national competition later this month in Mason, Michigan. Also shooting for the Foxes were Cole Carpenter, Ethan Gubbels, Linzie Purvis, Kaden Rand,

Wyatt Tegan, Hanna Zurbrugg and Jake Zurbrugg. Coaching the squad are Kevin Palmer, Jamie Phillips and Doug Garrett. Softball: Silverton senior Maggie Roth was a first-team all-Mid-Willamette Conference pick while sophomore Abby Hickman made the second team. Homer runs: The annual Homer’s Classic runs are set for 9 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 5. Both the 8-kilometer covered bridge run and the 2-miler start in the parking lot of Silverton High School on Pine Street. The courses are fast and flat. Register in advance for $18 per race at racenorthwest. com. The races support running programs in Mount Angel and Silverton.

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People Out Loud

Feel good moments A few years ago, the Bothum boys were in elk camp, and Rex brought this gorgeous red sorrel mare. Everyone in camp wanted that horse. It was a big horse, probably nearly 17 hands, and it was one of the most beautiful horses I had ever seen. I didn’t have a pasture, barn, or stall, or an extra $2,500, but did I ever scheme and dream all night to remove those small barriers and take that horse home to my wife. “Merry Christmas, Darling.” Never happened, but Rex was a card. Every time someone asked him, “How much?”, he jacked up the price another $500. Those Bothum boys were genuine cowboys, and fun to camp with. One of the most enjoyable times I have had in the outdoors was riding with them looking for elk a day before the season started several years ago. Six of us were on horseback, the weather around Heppner in late October was a balmy 72 degrees. Mind you, these were not the young buck Bothums, like Mike, David (a champion saddle bronc rider), or the whippersnapper, Patrick, but the older guys, like Kermit, Rex, Jim, J. Shirly, and Marvin. It was so memorable, riding with them in the high

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Cascades, listening to stories, and watching them do things like Kermit shooting my $5 Target slippers because he didn’t think they belonged in an elk camp. And Rex, finally saying he would consider $5,000 for his stupid yet perfect horse. Rex, a character if ever there was one, passed away earlier this year. A celebration of his life was held just a few weeks ago. There were a lot of cowboy hats, boots, and Wrangler jeans, and not many dry eyes in the place. He was an original. Cowboy, golfer, gentleman, comedian, veteran, loving husband to Astrid, and beloved by a bucketful of nieces, nephews, and friends. He shot his age a few times in golf. For those who don’t know, shooting your age


over 18 holes is amazing. Rex was in his 80s. I would love to shoot my waist size over 9 holes. I even bought his clubs to see if some of the magic was still there and would rub off on a guy whose golf handicap is his swing. I just really liked him and will miss his wit. Cowboy up, Rex. Say hello to Roy and Dale, Kermit, Tony, and J. Shirly. And tell Kermit he owes me for the shoes.   Talk about good kids. Kiara Luciano and Carter Ardrey were caught doing something right. A little boy had escaped from his mom at a local store and was attempting to cross North Water by himself. He was around 4. The headsup junior high pair intercepted the little guy and made sure he was safe from traffic. His mother came out of the store, thankful he was safe but sorry he had snuck away in a heartbeat. She thanked the two kids profusely. For their efforts, they were treated to an ice cream party and recognition from the Silverton Police, with Captain Anglemier doing the honors and saying thanks for the great citizenship. When kids are frequently the target of

criticism for doing things wrong, these two were caught doing something right. The police made a great, positive image in recognizing the two. Well done, all of you. Betty Caldwell fell recently and broke her leg. It so happened that while she was being treated at Legacy Silverton Health, her great-granddaughter chose to make her arrival in the birthing center. Just as Betty was going to be taken to the Benedictine Center for rehab on her leg, the stellar staff caught wind of the baby’s birth, and wheeled Betty down to the nursery where she got to hold her sweet progeny for 10 minutes. Kudos to the folks at Silverton Health for helping a g-grandma be fleetingly happy during a tough “break.” Remember 911? We came together. One nation. The world embraced us. Soon we will be saying, “Remember the Soccer Boys of Thailand?” The world watched. The world prayed. The world cried. The world joined forces to formulate a plan and beat impossible odds. They all got out. How sweet was that? Hear me world – We need more feel-good moments. 

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#T2469 SCOTTS MILLS – LOTS OF POTENTIAL 3 BR, 2 BA 1296 sqft 1.51 Acres Call Meredith at ext. 324, Ryan at ext. 322 $224,800




POTENTIAL 3 BR, 3 BA 2286 sqft 4.37 Acres FOR LEASE/COMMERCIAL FOR RENT STAYTON/SUBLIMITY FOR LEASE/COMMERCIAL FOR RENT Call Meredith at ext. 324, Ryan at ext. 322 $284,700





NEW! – #T2490 SCOTTS MILLS – DUAL LIVING ON AGREAGE 4 BR, 2 BA 2174 sqft.5.00 Acres Call Michael at ext. 314 $430,000








SOLD – #T2475 STUNNING VIEWS 3 BR, 2 BA 1664 sqft 4.00 Acres Call Meredith at ext. 324, Ryan at ext. 322 $379,900 (WVMLS#733031) #T2484 KEIZER – QUIET SUMMER EVENINGS 4 BR, 2.5 BA 2710 sqft Call Michael at ext. 314 $499,000 (WVMLS#734417)


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#T2457 HWY 213 FRONTAGE .30 Acres Call Meredith at ext. 324, Ryan at ext. 322 $99,900







#T2479 COZY RANCH 3 BR, 3 BA 1536 sqft Call Chuck at ext. 325 $319,900 (WVMLS#733485) #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) #T2481 CLASSIC SILVERTON CHARACTER 2 BR, 2 BA 2364 sqft. Call Meredith at ext. 324, Ryan at ext. 322 $373,000 (WVMLS#733560) #T2487 HISTORICAL SILVERTON HOME 4 BR, 1 BA 1488 sqft. Call Meredith at ext. 324, Ryan at ext. 322 $299,500 (WVMLS#734686) #T2488 GREAT ONE LEVEL 3 BR, 2 BA 1463 sqft Call Meredith at ext. 324, Ryan at ext. 322 $316,700 (WVMLS#734678)

SILV STAYTON/SUBLIMITY TOWN #T2466 ENERGY EFFICIENT #T2489 CLASSIC 1950’s $419,950 H IN TOWN NEW HOME CONSTRUCTION LAND/ACREAGE GEODESIC HOME $429,500 Classic 1950’s 3 bed, 2.5 bath in Fairmont Hill COUNTRY/ACREAGE COU Energy efficient, geodesic home with 4 bedroom, area. Located across street from Fairmont Park. 3 bath, open floor plan on 2.18 acres, 3 miles from Home has been updated with gas fireplace in TOW downtown Silverton. Flat lot with pastoral views LR and custom vinyl windows, however the 50’s COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL

#T2466 ENERGY EFFICIENT GEODESIC HOME 4 BR, 3 BA 3112 sqft 2.18 Acres Call Kirsten at ext. 326 or Chuck at ext. 325 $429,500 (WVMLS#730954) #T2469 LOTS OF POTENTIAL 3 BR, 2 BA 1296 sqft 1.51 Acres Call Meredith at ext. 324, Ryan at ext. 322 $212,000 (WVMLS#732218) SOLD – #T2478 MOLALLA – LOADS OF POTENTIAL 3 BR, 3 BA 2286 sqft 4.37 Acres Call Meredith at ext. 324, Ryan at ext. 322 $284,700 (WVMLS#733270)

Mason Branstetter Principal Broker, GRI 873-3545 ext. 303 303 Oak Street • Silverton •

503.873.3545 • 1-800-863-3545



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Our Town Life: July 15, 2018  

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