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HUGE THANKS to the following individuals, businesses, organizations and service clubs that all contribute to the successful Special Events and fundraisers that have occurred over the past few months. These fundraising events would not be possible without the positive partnerships that have been formed and the continued support from the Silverton Community and the following: For the Solar Eclipse Pancake Breakfast: The Silverton Lion’s Club, Country Meadows Retirement Community, Heartwood Place, Brookstone Memory Care, North West Senior & Disability Services, Silverton Safeway, Blue Mt. Insurance, Drakes Crossing Nursery & Jan Hupp, Retirement Connection, Silverton Together, St. Edward’s Church, LDS Missionaries and Volunteers: Gil, Haley, Sophia, Magaly, Ike & Eli. For the Celebrate Families Community Picnic: Silverton Together, Silverton Kiwanis Club, Portrait Express, YMCA, City of Silverton, Ray Heeder, CASA & Ron Eubanks, Jerry LeMon, Ana Uhde, Rose Hope, Irveta Johnson, Ray & Kathy Hunter, Dave Kenegy, Silverton Safeway, Roth’s and the Fabulous Cake Bakers for the Cake Walk: Darylee Chandler, Marlene Schroeder, Rosalind Elgin & Davenport Place, Dorothy Ramig, Kathy Hunter, Darlene Blackstone, Jo Aerne, Margaret Hall.
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History was an important element in July in the public’s positive response to the plan for the City of Silverton to purchase the Eugene Field School site from the Silver Falls School District for $1 million.
Because the nature and scope of the easement can’t be identified by the title company – and the city needs to know in order to be sure it can build there if necessary – the 81-year-old easement has become an “unacceptable exception” in the report. It has led to an extension of the due diligence period to Oct. 5.
Generations of schoolchildren attended the 96-year-old North Water Street facility, and despite wear and tear and the changes that come with age, the idea that it might possibly continue in public use as the new police station and eventual civic center struck a responsive chord. Now history is playing another important role. This time one that is not so happy. In the preliminary title report on the property a 1936 easement – not identified as for whom or for what – is gumming up the works. The report is one of several steps in the city’s due diligence procedure before
According to Silverton City Manager Christy Wurster, city staff believes it could be a sewer easement for property across First Street that was previously sold. A survey might be able to resolve the issue, but could take up to two months to schedule and cost $10,000. That leads to the question who should pay for it? It may be a point of future negotiation. Meanwhile, Mayor Kyle Palmer notes the “Phase 2” assessment of the property is on-going.
The Mount Angel Oktoberfest makes its 52nd appearance now thru Sept. 17. Here are a few tips to add to your enjoyment. Need transportation help? The Silver Trolley runs from Silverton to Mount Angel Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Pick up and drop-off at the lot between Seven Brides and Roth’s in Silverton, and Garfield Street by the Biergarten in Mount Angel. Shuttles every 20 minutes Friday 12 - 8 p.m.; Saturday 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Parking in a lot, a little out from O’fest central? There are four new peoplemovers to bring folks in from outer parking lots. Also there are free handicap parking lots. Display your DMV Handicap card and follow the directions of the traffic control people. Need additional assistance? The Providence Benedictine Elder Care Station is across from the bandstand.
The Elder Care Station has free wheelchairs available. All venues are wheelchair accessible. Are you a veteran or service member? Oktoberfest teamed up with Les Schwab Tires to offer a $2 discount on venue admission on Friday, Sept. 15. Bring your ID. It’s their way of saying thank you to all who have served or are currently serving in the military. Want to attend Oktoberfest in Munich? A $10 ticket could be your “passport” to Germany. The winner gets two tickets to fly from Seattle to anywhere in Germany that Lufthansa flies plus $300 toward expenses. Tickets are available at any admission gate. The drawing will be held Sunday at 6 p.m. in the Weingarten. Need not be present to win. For information visit oktoberfest.org or see the Mt. Angel Shopper Official Oktoberfest Program available at businesses throughout the area.
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Lewis files for second term Representative Rick Lewis (R-Silverton) has filed paperwork with the Oregon Secretary of State seeking a second term representing House District 18.
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The Oregon Guitar Quartet will host a free celebration and concert to mark the the release of their eighth studio CD, Scarlatti at the Frank Lloyd Wright Gordon House Sunday, Sept. 17, 3:30 p.m. The CD exclusively features the music of composer Domenico Scarlatti. The group presents a fresh take on Scarlatti’s sonatas in original transcriptions for the quartet by ensemble member Bryan Johanson. The ensemble of classical guitarists includes Mario Diaz, John Mery, Jesse McCann and Johanson. They have been performing and recording together for nearly a decade. Their recordings have received critical praise and have been featured on hundreds of FM radio stations. Their programs feature works by composers such as Bach, Scarlatti,
Mozart, Rachmaninoff, Albeniz and Granados as well as less traditional arrangements by composers including Dave Brubeck, Bill Evans, Leonard Bernstein and Astor Piazzolla. Their repertory also includes original compositions by Johanson. The OGQ has been featured at the Guitar Foundation of America Festival, The Loudoun County Guitar Festival in Washington, D.C., the Northwest Guitar Festival, and Chamber Music Northwest. They perform frequently up and down the West Coast. Their albums can be found at most digital outlets and www.cubesquaredrecords.com. Wright’s Gordon House is adjacent to The Oregon Garden, 869 W. Main St., Silverton. Refreshments will be served; seating is limited.
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“I have been chewing over this dream for years,” she said. “The goal is to provide a safe place for any woman to come.” Kinman has been working in childbirth for 15 years, first as a doula then, for the past 10 years, as a certified midwife. The mother of three says she fell into the line of work by chance after her second daughter, Ella, was born. “I was the first one out of the group of friends who had kids and people started asking me to come to their births,” she said. After attending several births Kinman learned about certified birth companions, or doulas.
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“So there I was, like, ‘They’ll pay you to come to a birth?’” she laughed. Kinman immediately signed up for courses through DONA International and later through the Midwives College of Utah earning her Bachelor of Science in Midwifery. She estimates to date she has caught over 200 babies. “But I was saying that a couple of years ago,” she said. Originally from Beaverton, Kinman met her husband, Chris Kinman, many years ago at Canyonview Camp. Coming full circle the couple moved to Silverton when Chris got a job as the associate director of the camp. Now an active part of the community, Kinman sees a need for a non-profit birth
center option in Silverton, which is nearly an hour drive from any similar center currently in operation. “I just think it would be awesome for Silverton to have this,” Michelle Mulky, Kinman’s good friend, explained. “Right now if you were to look at a map there’s a hole right here.” Mulky, Kinman’s first home delivery patient and an avid supporter of the birth center, is helping with planning and raising the $250,000 that will be required to open Believing in Birth Wellness Center. “We’ll do bake sales if we have to,” Mulky said. Mulky, owner of Ruby Rain Organics, a local skincare line, has six children and has experienced the full spectrum of delivery options; two hospital births, two at a birthing center and two at home. “She’s the leading authority on all the things,” Kinman said. Mulky who’s first birth at a hospital was not covered by insurance knows how expensive such an event can be. “It was $10,000 for one day in the hospital,” she recalled. Mulky and Kinman both feel like such prices can be a real burden on families and can heavily influence the choices parents make, which is why the nonprofit and inclusive status of the center is so important to them. Although Kinman says that statistically out-of-hospital births are a viable option for 85 percent of women, having given birth to all three of her children in a hospital she understands what it is like to Have to rent? Call us! be a partaofhome that 15 percent.
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Non-profit birth center planned Believing in Birth Wellness Center Raising $250,000 for the future center at www.indiegogo.com/projects/ believing-in-birth-wellness-center For more information go to www.believinginbirth.com. “It’s not either, ‘I’m a good mom and I’m giving birth at home’ or ‘I’m a good mom and I’m giving birth in the hospital.’ Both are true,” she said. In her opinion being educated about birth options is the vital factor. “Me scaring a client about going to the hospital – what if they end up having to go to the hospital? I’m doing them a disservice,” she explained. “The thing is to provide support and education for moms who are not a good candidate for an outof-hospital birth.” This tenet of education is an important quality in Kinman’s midwifery practice and will be just as key at Believing in Birth Wellness Center as well. Already she is contracting with nutrition consultants, social workers, counselors, lactation consultants and doulas to assist with patient care. “The nutrition support is huge,” Mulky said. The center’s midwives will also offer lengthy appointments in which clients will be encouraged to ask questions. “You can’t in 15 minutes address the needs of a mother,” Kinman said. “We
have a personal relationship by the end of this. You know who’s going to be at your delivery.” Another important aspect of the center will be its location. “The goal right now is that we’re working with Saint Edward’s to come to an agreement,” Kinman said. “Our hope is to be up and running by March.” The church is in an ideal location, across the street from Silverton Hospital and with room for two birthing suites, a clinic room and a counseling room. Because of its proximity to the hospital and because Kinman’s goal is to make hospital transfers as seamless as possible, she and nurse midwife Molly MacMorris started a group last year called Common Grounds which brings in-hospital and out-of-hospital midwives together. “We get together and get to know each other,” Kinman explained. “Collaboration only helps.” In this same spirit of teamwork Kinman has also begun reaching out to other health care providers in the community including doctors and alternative health care practitioners in order to create a base of care for her clients.
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“I think when you isolate it to just birth you miss something,” she said. “We’re trying to provide whole care and by ‘whole’ I mean whole woman.” Kinman is already accepting clients who hope to have their babies born at Believing in Birth Wellness Center. She is excited to add a new facet to the job she loves.
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Eclipse Day on video By Michael Turner Since January of this year, a team of students at Silverton High School have been working on a once-in-alifetime project with NASA: launching a high-altitude balloon and payload of equipment to observe and document the Great American Eclipse on Aug. 21.
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I joined them at the high school’s football field early on the morning of the 21st, where a crowd was already gathered. Some students from the team had been up until 1:00 a.m. getting their computer system online – one student, an aspiring aerospace engineer, said she’d woken up at 5, too excited to sleep. Their teacher, Creighton Helms, told me none of the kids are getting a grade for this – “It goes on their transcript of life.”
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Now playing By James Day The little movie that could is opening Friday, Sept. 15 at the Palace. Steve Simpson’s self-distributed Neither Wolf Nor Dog, a low-budget picture shot in 18 days on a South Dakota Indian reservation, has been creating buzz all over the Northwest. Simpson, 47, is a Scottish filmmaker whose career in documentaries and features has focused mainly on indigenous peoples. Neither Wolf Nor Dog tells the story of a white man learning to understand the Lakota people. “NWND’s success has mostly been driven by the thirst of the audience for a deeper cultural and emotional experience that the film has and most others don’t,” Simpson told Our Town in an email interview. “Many find it an unforgettable experience and want to share it with others because of it.” The movie has at its center the performance of Lakota elder Dave Bald Eagle in the first starring role of an amazing career – both in
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It’s a shared love of the outdoors that brought four parents together late last year to form a local chapter of the BPSA in Silverton. Currently there are five adult leaders in the Silverton group, with seven Timberwolves (ages 8-10) and one Otter (ages 5-7). The group meets twice a month, once for scouting meetings and once for community service projects. Members could be seen marching in the Homer Davenport Parade. There is currently a waiting list for youth enrollees as the group seeks additional adult scout leaders. The goal is not to compete with the Boy Scouts of America, according to Astrid
Nicole Dennis teaches first aid to BPSA scouts at Coolidge-McClaine park in April. ASTRID POTTER
Potter, 42, group scoutmaster and one of the driving forces behind the founding, but to adhere closer to the vision of Robert Baden-Powell (1857-1941), the founder of scouting. “We are brother and sister to all scouts,” she said. Although the organization has been in the US since 2006, the BPSA has existed in various forms around the world since 1970, according to the group’s web site, and is a member of the World Federation of Independent Scouts (WFIS), which joins
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The Silverton High football team is off to a 2-0 start and enters Mid-Willamette Conference play ranked second in Class 5A in the early OSAA rankings. The Foxes, who are in their first season under coach Josh Craig, opened with a 23-17 win vs. Sandy and then dominated Redmond 45-6. Junior quarterback Levi Nielsen sealed the Sandy win with a fourth-quarter scramble for a touchdown while the defense held the Pioneers to 40 yards rushing. A pair of early touchdown runs by Kobe Garcia and one by Hunter Meissner and a blocked punt by Ben Willis helped the Foxes take an early 21-0 lead against Redmond, and Silverton never looked back. Both wins came at McGinnis Field. Redmond was scheduled to host, but the game was moved to Silverton because of poor air quality east of the Cascades. Silverton hosts Dallas at 7 p.m. on Sept. 15 in a game that should be a good early test of Mid-Willamette Conference power. The Dragons downed the visiting Foxes 20-13 a year ago in a game that ended with Silverton on the Dallas 20. The Dragons, who were one of three Mid-Willamette teams to make the 5A semifinals a year ago, also are 2-0 and have not allowed a point in a 40-0 win against Parkrose and a 54-0 blanking of North Eugene. Dallas is tied with Crescent Valley and defending state champion Lebanon at ninth in the OSAA rankings. Silverton visits Lebanon next week. Kennedy, meanwhile, is 0-2 with a pair of losses to 3A teams Clatskanie and Blanchet Catholic, but coach Joe Panuke told Our Town he is pleased with the team’s improvement from week one to week two. “We are young and inexperienced at the varsity level,” Panuke said. Our defense was much more physical this week with Blanchet. We still need to work on causing more turnovers and getting off the field on third down. Our guys are playing hard, we just need to work on the little things to put us in position to win games.”
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Kaylin Cantu holds the Oregonian Cup amid other Kennedy High senior athletes at a Sept. 5 assembly in which the OSAA awarded the Trojans the cup for Class 2A for the second consecutive year.
and Silverton “hot on their heels.”
The Trojans, who reached the Class 2A semifinals a year ago, host Monroe at 7 p.m. on Sept. 15. Kennedy visits Oakland Sept. 22 before opening TriRiver Conference play Sept. 29 at Central Linn. Soccer: The Silverton girls team, which made a magical run to the Class 5A finals a year ago, are off to a 1-1 start this season. Fourth-year coach Gary Cameron has four returning starters, including all-state midfielder Maggie Roth. Also returning are Savannah Reilly, Bella Jensen and Katie Sinn. There are eight sophomores and three freshman on the varsity squad. “Although we don’t have a lot of game experience, we do have a good group of young and athletic players,” Cameron told Our Town. “It will take a little time to get familiar with each other and find our identity.” Cameron pegged Crescent Valley as the pre-season league favorite with Corvallis
Paige Alexander, who scored 33 goals as a freshman, is not with the team because she is playing for the development academy of the Portland Thorns of the National Women’s Soccer League. Alexander also was a strong contributor to the Foxes’ girls basketball that also took second at state. Coach Tal Wold told Our Town that he hoped Alexander would be able to join the hoops squad, but he said details have not been worked out. The Foxes’ boys soccer squad, meanwhile, has played to a pair of draws, 1-1 vs. Churchill and 2-2 against Milwaukie. Derek McElfresh has taken over as the head coach for Kyle Calder, who led Silverton to the round of 16 a year ago. Calder is now coaching at Crescent Valley while he finishes up degree work at Oregon State University. Oregonian Cup: For the second consecutive year Kennedy High opened the school year with a celebration. At the school’s usual all-school assembly on day one the Oregon School Activities Association presented the school with the Oregonian Cup, the prestigious
trophy awarded to the school in each of the OSAA’s six classes that achieves the most in sports and activities, academics and sportsmanship. Five of Kennedy’s sports team finished in the top four in the state in Class 2A – football, girls cross country, girls basketball, softball and boys track and field – and 11 of the Trojans’ teams finished in the top 10 academically. Baseball and softball both finished No. 1 in their class on the GPA charts, while girls cross country had the highest cumulative GPA, a 3.82. OSAA classification: It looks like the Mid-Willamette Conference will be expanding to nine teams. The OSAA districting committee has moved Cascade from Class 4A into Class 5A and tentatively into the MWC, which also will be adding North Salem and losing Woodburn. Kennedy still is slotted in the new Class 2A Greater Valley Conference. The committee meets again Sept. 25 in Wilsonville, with the final decision set for next month. The new leagues and classifications take effect in the fall of 2018. Got a news tip? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Gallatin High School in Bozeman, Mont., was quite a progressive school in 1936. We had classes that few high schools had. We had a shop class that taught us manual skills and a print shop that taught us how newspapers were printed at that time. We had two ex-thespians. One was the head of the History Department and the other was head of the English Department. David Dahl was the head of the English Department and was also the senior theater director. Art Roberts was the head of the parents’ play production. Both had very interesting ways of putting things. In the case of Dahl, he assigned an essay for the kids to write. A girl in class asked how long the essay should be. He said, “As long as a lady’s dress – short enough to make it interesting, but long enough to cover the subject.” Mr. Roberts, after a dress rehearsal of our production, called the cast together and said, “You mean to tell me that you’re going to ask your parents and friends to buy tickets to see this production? It would stink a dog off a gut wagon.” Both of them were greatly admired by the students. We were discussing the play The Pursuit of Happiness. During those early pioneer days when a young man went courting a girl in order to save the heat they allowed the two of them to go to bed together, but with a “bundling board” between them. When Mr. Dahl mentioned the bundling board being raised between them, a door opened from the principal’s office and a girl named Parley Croft called out “Damn.” Some things you just remember. In getting into the world after high school, I found a way to use the experience that I’d learned from these teachers. As an U.S, Army recruit in the town of Biloxi, Miss., they were putting on a play called High Flight, and this was to compete on Broadway with a show called This is the Army. While waiting for my Air Force
assignment, I got away from the usual daily marches because I knew how to tie the battons, which raised and placed the scenery on the stage. These things I had learned from my teachers and jobs I had during my youth. For High Flight I remember Ted Shawn, who produced an all-male dance troupe that toured the colleges, and his star performer Barton Momaw, whose athletic ability made you think of a leopard in full leaping mode. After a four=hour visit to a PX tavern on the Army Base, to the disgust of Shawn and the others in charge of the play, the lines in the dialogue were considerably “altered.” Tagging along with Chauncey Roth, a professional female impersonator, an amorous sergeant said “Can’t you see the lovelight in my eyes?” “Lovelight?” Roth answered, “Hell, that’s taillight.” An opening came up at Lowry Field in Denver, Colo., and I was transferred.
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Above and beyond If we let them, current day events could be quite depressing. Everywhere we look, there are fires, hurricanes, the battle for turf between blue and red, and tiny little foreign dictators with a big hat and few cattle. Congress is about as effective as a PayDay candy bar solving world hunger. I remarked to a young man watching a football game that it bothered me when a highly compensated quarterback failed to stand for the National Anthem, and he replied, “What do we have to be proud of? In my short time on earth, what do we have to be proud of? We are going backwards in so many things...” Out of the mouths of millennial “babes.” Everyone I talk to seems to have come down from their post-ecliptic high and are in a deep, dark funk. So in my neverending quest to remain an optimistic happy to have a half-full glass, I will not talk about my urge to slap Kim Jong Un or the 15-year old jerk-face who started the Eagle Creek fire. I won’t go there. But I will talk about J.J. Watt, the alluniverse Greek God specimen of a man who is defensive end for the Houston Texan NFL football team. He wanted to help those slammed by Hurricane Harvey, hammering the Texas coast and inland with winds and rain and flooding seldom seen by mankind. So he decided to raise funds for the victims through social media. He set a goal of $200,000 just two weeks ago. It went over $30 million this weekend in time for the Texan’s season home opener. I don’t care
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if they won or not. What a winner he is. When interviewed by the media about his new status as a hero outside of football, he simply said, in effect, “The first responders – they saved lives. Firefighters, police officers, medical professionals, they are the heroes. The people who are fighting through this – they are the heroes. The people who donated $30 million to strangers, they are the heroes. It shows that even in tough times, there is still good in the world.” God bless that football gladiator on the field and gentle giant off it. I hope Houston wins the Super Bowl and J.J. is the MVP. What a man. God bless our firefighters and the volunteers who support them. While our gorgeous forests burn and fellow citizens evacuate, and temperamental Mother Nature gives us scorching heat with high winds then a little rain, then more heat, they are deployed by the thousands across the West. Imagine 100 degree heat, long pants, long-sleeved shirts, digging fire lines and trying to avert more disaster. On steep slopes no less. Imagine the fire departments in the small towns and cities across the west, decimated while their small work forces send firefighters
and paramedics and EMTs into the danger zones like Eagle Creek and Brookings. And now the firefighting funds at the Federal level are gone. I hope Washington remembers us as a state and a region comprised of Americans, not blue or progressive. But you have to tip your hat and aim your garden hose at those brave men and women trying to keep Oregon green while putting their lives on the line. Be safe, my friends. As the Oregon State Beaver football team was getting pummelled by the Minnesota Gophers Sept. 9, the action was stopped for a timeout and the announcer introduced a 92-year-old World War II veteteran who survived the Battle of the Bulge. The handsome gentleman in his original uniform, with a ton of medals on his chest, walked out to the 50-yard line with his wife of 75 years! 35,000 fans stood up with a thunderous applause. It was absolutely touching to see his wall-to-wall grin and the thanks of a grateful audience. And here is a fun story that will cheer up the grumpiest doomsayers – three Texans, one well into her octogenarian years, were dining with Gloria Goodman (of Mount Angel) at Creekside Grill in Silverton. They came to visit their friend, and stopped off at Crater Lake for a once-in-a-lifetime viewing. It was not visible due to forest fire smoke. They are from Houston and had to fly back on the day their home town was hardest hit by Hurricane Harvey. But what will they remember most? The elderly
lady who now uses a cane gave it to her daughter, who leaned it up against the slotted railing on Creekside’s beautiful deck, overlooking gorgeous Silver Creek that now has 2.3 gallons of clear, pure water flowing past the covered bridge every day. The brand new $40 cane was inadvertently knocked into a slot on the deck and flew off into “raging” Silver Creek. In steps a soon-to-be iconic figure we will call Sean Daugherty (because that’s his real name), an employee of Creekside. The almost 20-something server who recently arrived from Montana and currently attends Chemeketa CC pulled on his super hero cape, went into the restaurant, and came out with a fishing pole with a loop fastened onto the end. The young man could not secure the heavy cane with the unimpressive loop, so he went back into the restaurant and came back with an even longer fishing pole. My assumption is this is common equipment, as when I dine out my expectations are that fishing poles should be at the ready. It didn’t work, either. So since there is no creek side access from Creekside Grill and the Grotto Martini Bar (owned by Manny and Lori Rodriguez), Sean went up to the Main Street Bridge, got down to the water, and through a series of power moves and strategic/tactical planning, he maneuvered through dangerous rocks and water to retrieve the cane. He was rewarded with the thanks of a grateful nation, three impressed Texans, and a $30 tip. Don’t you feel better? My work is done.
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#T2410 VINTAGE 1950’s HOME 2 BR, 2 BA, 1760 sqft Call Meredith at ext. 324, Ryan at ext. 322 $334,900 (WVMLS#718215) Pending-#T2405 oPPorTUniTY For incoMe 2 Units 6 BR, 5 BA 2848 sqft Call Michael at ext. 314 $425,000 (WVMLS#719341) neW-#T2426 BREATHTAKING SUNSETS 4 BR, 3 BA 1906 sqft Call Marcia at ext. 318 $329,000 (WVMLS#723236) neW-#T2428 LIKE NEW 2 BR, 2.5 BA 1299 sqft Call Marcia at ext. 318 $217,300 (WVMLS#723765)
range and gas fireplace in living area. Central Air conditioning. This one has something for everyone. Very desirable area in Silverton. Call Marcia at ext. 318
#T2404 Will FiT eVerYone 4 BR, 2.5 BA 2496 sqft Call Meredith at ext. 324, (WVMLS#698462) (WVMLS#711358) Ryan at ext. 322 $399,900 (WVMLS#720148) #T2412 QUaliTY HoME 4 BR 3.5 BA 3226 sqft Call Chuck at ext. 325 (WVMLS#706154) (WVMLS#721150) $569,000 (WVMLS#719940) #T2402 WonderFUl esTaTe 5 BR, 4 BA 3751 sqft Call Meredith at ext. 324, Ryan (WVMLS#721759) #T2265 2.13 UndeVeloPed acres 2.13 acre COUNTRY/ACREAGE at ext. 322 $549,900 (WVMLS#720151) #T2422-keiZer-WonderFUllY UPdaTed F lot. Zoned ID Call Chuck at ext. 325 OTHER COMMUNITIES neW-#T2416 loTs oF PoTenTiaL 5 BR, 6 BA 4 BR, 3.5 BA, 2733 sqft Call Meredith at ext. 324, $199,000 (WVMLS#698462) 6057 sqft 5.120 Acres Call Meredith at ext. 324, Ryan at ext. 322 $399,700 (WVMLS#722076) Ryan at ext. 322 $649,900 (WVMLS#721150) #T2338 silVerTon ParceL Buildable #T2423-keiZer- oVer HalF an acre in 6,365 sqft Lot Call Chuck at ext. 325 $74,900 #T2418 one YoU HaVe Been WaiTing For 3 ToWn 3 BR, 2 BA, 1986 sqft .6 Acres Call Becky at (WVMLS#709283) BR 2 BA 1336 sqft Call Becky at ext. 313 or Mason ext. 313 $310,000 (WVMLS#722125) at ext. 303 $267,000 (WVMLS#721646) #T2233 2 acre loT 2 acres Call Chuck at neW-SALEM- #T2427 GREAT LOCATION #T2424 greaT NEW coUnTrY HoMeCONSTRUCTION 3 BR 3 BA 2808 ext. $189,500 (WVMLS#693008) IN TOWN HOME IN325TOWN NEW HOME CONSTRUCTION 3 BR, 2 BA, 1481 sqft Call Kirsten at ext. 326 COMM sqft Call Chuck at ext. 325 $645,000 (WVMLS#722233) #T2383 WaTerFronT ProPerTY 1.10 acres $250,000 (WVMLS#723653) Call Marcia at ext. 318 $179,000 (WVMLS#715865) OTHER CO COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL FOR #T2384 creek FronTage 1.09 acres Call Marcia at ext. 318 $162,000 (WVMLS#715869) #T2316 PriVaTe & seclUded 4 BR, 4 BA 82.000 FOR LEASE/COMMERCIAL #T2377 oUTsTanding coMMercial #T2411 readY For dreaM HoMe.34 Acres Acres Call Marcia at ext. 318 $799,000 (WVMLS#706727) locaTion 4444 sqft Call Mason at ext. 303 Call Meredith at ext. 324, Ryan at ext. 322 #T2311 HoWell Prairie FarM 3 BR, 2 BA $79,900 (WVMLS#718207) $230,000 (WVMLS#715616) 1170 sqft 26.77 Acres Call Chuck at ext. 325 $499,900 (WVMLS#706154) #T2341 2 HoMes on 2 acres 3 BR, 2 BA 1367 #T2233 2 acre loT 2 acres Call Chuck at sqft. 2.630 Acres Call Chuck at ext. 325 $549,900 IN TOWN NEW IN #T2358-corVallisTOWN NEW HOME CONSTRUCTION PerFecT inVesTMenT ext. 325 $189,500 (WVMLS#693008) (WVMLS#709561) COUNTRY/ACREAGE ProPerTY 3 BR, 1 BA 1210 sqft. Call Mary at COUNTRY/ACREAGE ext. 320 $339,900 (WVMLS#711879) neW-TUrner-#T2394 on Mill creek 5 BR, 2.5STAYTON/SUBLIMITY BA 3090 sqft Call Michael at ext. 314 $465,000 (WVMLS#717102) LAND/ACREAGE OTHER COMMUNITIES neW-Mollala-#T2400 on YoUr oWn acre 4 BR, 2 BA, 1872 sqft Call Meredith at ext. 324, Ryan at ext. 322 $299,900 (WVMLS#719045)
#T2382 HisToric silVerTon HoMe 4 BR, 2 BA, 2256 sqft Call Meredith at ext. 324, Ryan at ext. 322 $419,900 (WVMLS#715770) #T2411 readY For dreaM HoMe .34 Acres Call Meredith at ext. 324, Ryan at ext. 322 $79,900
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