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Beyond brick and mortar
By Melissa Wagoner Many small businesses rely both on brick and mortar storefronts and online marketing to stay viable. Klecker Knives in Silverton is no exception. “Small businesses in a small town have to diversify to make their sales,” Amanda DeDona, chief operations officer for Klecker Knives in Silverton explained. “You can’t just rely on foot traffic alone to make your sales.” Glenn Klecker, who has been designing knives and tools for 20 years, moved from his basement workshop to a storefront on Oak Street two years ago to gain more space and to interact more with his community. “I made a conscious decision to park my butt in the middle of town rather than having a warehouse,” he said. “For the first year and a half the foot traffic almost paid the rent.” Nicholas Cofey, owner of Astonishing
Adventures, a collectible store in Silverton, had a similar beginning, also starting out online. Today he owns an eBay Anchor Store, an Amazon.com bookstore and a Comic Book Collector Live store amounting to over 100,000 items listed for sale at any one time, but last year he felt compelled to also open a storefront for his operation. “I love the town and the people here in Silverton, so I could easily quit my online sales if I were to generate enough income from just the brick and mortar Silverton location,” Cofey said. However, only about 50 percent of Astonishing Adventures’ current income is generated by the storefront, so Cofey will not be shutting down his online operations any time soon. That doesn’t bother him. “I think if you’re not doing online sales during the down time you’re doing it wrong,” he said. “There is plenty of down time during unpleasant weather etc., so
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Online sales can be key to keeping small town businesses viable out there on the market like it.” Klecker agreed, “Everything we have is something that nobody has done before. It’s the outside the box thinking that makes them unique.” Because of this individuality Klecker has been able to rely on word of mouth to get the word out about his established products and social media Kickstarter Campaigns to start the ball rolling about new ones. He thinks that the same things that motivates customers to buy from people in their own community makes Kickstarter a successful place for innovators like himself to get new ideas off the ground.
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Klecker agreed adding, “It’s comfortable and friendly, it’s not big business.” For Klecker Knives developing a personal
“You’re supporting a maker,” he said. “Also, for us being small it’s still helpful to have an initial big order.”
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“Online sales can help a small town like Mount Angel in many respects,” he said. “As the business grows, they can help with employment in the city, adding to the tax base. With our business, we hope our mail order/online customers come and visit so they can see about Mount Angel and what it has to offer for fun and recreation.” Carter, too, likes the idea that she is helping her community stay vibrant. “My original purpose in opening the shop is I hated to see downtown emptying out,” she said. “In that I think I’ve done a really good job and I feel confident that it’s going to be here for 10 more years at least.”
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Poetry in motion By Nancy Jennings A Silverton teen is on the brink of realizing her dream – becoming a classically trained ballet dancer. Jinjutha (“Jin”) Cheepluesak, 16, daughter of Thai Dish restaurant owners, Manus Jantarasri and Oratai Cheepluesak, can’t imagine living a day without dancing. In September, she bid farewell to Silverton and flew to the East Coast to study ballet at the prestigious Nutmeg Conservatory for the Arts – a boarding school – in Torrington, Conn. She has a holiday visit back home planned for Dec. 21. Last summer, Jin completed the highly esteemed Bolshoi Ballet Academy of Moscow Six-Week Summer Intensive Program in New York City. She was just three when she first stepped into a tutu. Her mother thought she would enjoy taking a ballet class in town. Fast-forward about a decade. She found herself at the Silverton Ballet Studio in the “5th grade and above” age group. Instructor Michele Holland taught her for two years, during which time she took a “learning classical ballet” and “beginning pointe” class. Holland taught her the “pointe technique” in classical ballet, where all body weight is supported on the tips of fully extended feet within pointe shoes. The teacher and student had a long talk about what defines a true dancer – beyond mastering the necessary technique. “A dancer is someone who is passionate and moves in their heart,” Holland told her. “We started working with her technique, feet and body. She responded well and took it very seriously. She decided she was going to believe in herself. I’m most proud of her heart.” After completing two years at Silverton High, Jin applied for and received a partial scholarship to the conservatory. She plans to complete her two remaining years of high-school and graduate there. She has already taken her PSAT test in preparation for college. However, if she is picked up by a dance company she is ready to live her dream. She Have realizes
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how the physical demands of ballet can affect her body, and there are limits to how long she will be able to dance professionally. Thinking ahead, she plans to complete college and keep her options open to “become either a physical therapist or a pediatrician.” For now, she is getting adjusted to her new surroundings – and notices how similar Torrington is Silverton’s Jin Cheepluesak is to Silverton with its “cute, studying ballet at the Nutmeg small town” environment. Conservatory for the Arts in She is enjoying her new Connecticut. SUBMITTED PHOTOS living quarters, too. Like a college dorm, she has a roommate and “there’s always someone in the hall to talk to. We have a ‘house mother’ who takes care of us, takes us to the grocery store and cooks us brunch on the weekends. She’s our supervisor and lives here with us. For school, I have a counselor,” Jin explained. She and her classmates were recently paid a visit from a dancer with the renowned Joffrey Ballet. She admitted being “star struck” in the company of an elite figure in her chosen field. Dance practice is disciplined and runs close to six hours per day in multiple sessions. Then there is the school work. She talks with her parents just about every day. “My mom is my best friend,” she said.
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To be considered, entries should be a 18 inch by 24 inch reproducible 2D original artwork. Non-2D images will be considered if they can be made into a 2D print. There is no designated theme for this year’s entries. Organizers say they “are looking for artwork that embodies the world of art in any and all forms. We are looking for your interpretation of what that looks like.” The title, event date, and/or any borders will be added after the artwork is chosen. Entries, along with a completed application, must be received at the Silverton Art Association office, 303 Coolidge St., by Jan. 31. Artists making submissions must be 16 or older. Judging is completed by a jury based on overall merit of the piece, without knowledge of the artist or the artist’s background.
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Sharing the spirit By Nancy Jennings
Christmas is all about togetherness. But not everybody is able to be with their family or relatives during the holidays.
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Silverton’s Senior Center and Harry and Karrie Douglas found a solution to introduce neighbors to each other: Team up and host a community Christmas Dinner. Donations from various sources are helping support this family-friendly event. “We’ve had grants from Judy’s Party, the Homer Davenport Festival and numerous residents and friends,” Harry said. Opening its doors on Christmas Day from 1 to 4 p.m., the center invites all to enjoy a free non-denominational traditional dinner. The menu will include: turkey, ham, stuffing, green bean casserole, mashed potatoes and gravy, deviled eggs, pickles and olives. Drinks will include coffee, hot chocolate, tea, assorted juices, chocolate milk and water. The Willamette Valley Pie Co. is donating pies for dessert. Everyone is encouraged to bring personal side dishes to share – even if they can’t stay to eat. “If you have a favorite dish that your family enjoys,
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make some extra and bring it up to us in disposable containers and we’ll put it out for everybody,” Karrie said. Santa’s elves will be there to help pass out toys. “Every child that walks through the door will get a gift,” Karrie said. “Heddelf” (Karrie’s alter-ego elf), added: “No one should spend Christmas alone. Christmas isn’t a season – it’s a feeling! We’re the nuttiest bunch of elves this side of the North Pole.” Entertainment will be provided by Michael Husser, the Scotts Mills musician who is a regular performer at the annual Silverton Sidewalk Shindig. This is the third free Christmas Dinner the Silverton couple has organized. Originally started at the Oak Street Church, the first gathering saw 28 guests
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Tree of Giving in full swing
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The Silverton’s Zenith Women’s Club, a charitable organization, is again sponsoring the Tree of Giving.
“We’ve been growing and we hope to see 100 to 150 this year,” Karrie said, adding that seeing their own large family during the holidays is a challenge due to distance and extra-busy schedules.
Trees will be at seven locations through Dec. 15: Rite-Aid, Hi-School Pharmacy, Immanuel Lutheran Church, United Methodist Church, First Christian Church, St. Paul Catholic Church, and Silver Creek Fellowship. Each tree has paper ornaments with clothing sizes for a qualified, needy child within the Silver Falls School District. Willing helpers can pick an ornament off the tree and shop for new clothing items as specified on the list, wrap the items and return them with the paper ornament attached so volunteers will know which child the clothing is for. This year 115 families have registered 295 children. Toys purchased must be unwrapped. Any used clothing items will be donated to the community closet at Silverton Seventh-Day Adventist Church.
Harry, 65, and Karrie, 58, have been married for three years. Between them, they have seven children, 17 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren (with another on the way). Karrie’s family roots run deep in Silverton. “My family was here in the early 1900s. My grandparents met here back in the 1930s,” she said. “At Thanksgiving, I volunteer at the Water Mountains Restaurant that serves the free holiday meal the Monday before the actual day,” she said.
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sharing their holiday meal. Last year, the number increased to 68. They needed more room – and the Silverton Senior Center was the ideal location.
The club also accepts donations to buy clothing and gifts for children whose ornaments were not selected. Checks made out to Zenith Women’s Club may be mailed to: Silverton Zenith Women’s Club, P.O. Box 1273, Silverton OR 97381.
Harry is also immersed in the community. “I spend a lot of time on the computer and have four or five different Silverton Facebook groups. I also like following my Fantasy Baseball groups. Civically, I organized the veterans’ entry in the Homer Davenport Parade this year, and I’m on an affordable housing committee,” he said.
Individuals or businesses wishing to sponsor a family can call Diane Paul, 503-873-7020. Volunteers are needed to gift wrap and sort at Immanual Lutheran Church Sunday, Dec. 17, 6 - 9 p.m. and Monday, Dec. 18, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
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Lula (Digby) Dahl passed away Nov. 28, 2017. She was born on Feb. 4, 1924 in Dallas, Ore. to Ralph and Effie Digby. She graduated Dallas High School and went on to get her teaching degree at Oregon College of Education. She married Marvin Dahl on June 26, 1948.
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The city of Silverton is hosting a town hall meeting at 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 18 at Silverton High School. Mayor Kyle Palmer, City Council members and other city officials will be on hand to answer questions about city issues. Palmer will give his “state of the city” address, with topics likely to include council goals, the Civic Center project, urban renewal, the Pettit property, a possible parks and recreation district formation, a ballot measure update and possible prohibitions involving polystyrene foam, plastic bags and smoking. The plan for a new Civic Center complex on the site of the closed Eugene Field School continues to draw attention. The City Council voted 7-0 at a special meeting Oct. 23 to go forward with the plan, which calls for building a police station, and eventually a City Hall and new council chambers on the site. The purchase price was $1 million, with the funds coming from the Civic Building Project Fund in the 2017-18 fiscal year budget. The school buildings on the 3.46-acre site would be demolished because of environmental issues. However, a group of local residents continues to suggest an alternative. Gene Pfeifer, Jack Hande and Vince Till forwarded a letter to city officials encouraging the city to preserve the school building for senior housing and erect the municipal complex elsewhere on the site. “There is plenty of area left on the 3.5-acre property for a public police facility, etc.,” Pfeifer wrote in an email to Our Town. “The issue deserves presentation and to be vetted by our community. Do we want to keep Silverton? Or have it eventually eroded away?
They had four children: Linda, Sharon, Jan and Roger. Lula was a member at Immanuel Lutheran Church and enjoyed serving her church in many different areas. She was an avid sports fan and was known to change the TV channel if her team was losing to keep her blood pressure down.
“The current course exaggerates contamination and a path to demolition.” Silverton City Manager Christy Wurster told Our Town that the city “intends to conduct a public process to determine the future use of the property.”
Lula was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin; sister, Leona; brothers, Lawrence, Louis and twin brothers Roy and Ray.
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She is survived by her children: Linda (Tom) O’Neil, Sharon (Don) Hartley, Jan (Jim) Ford and Roger (Luann) Dahl; 11 grandchildren and 10 greatgrandchildren.
Residents are encouraged to bring canned food items for Silverton Area Community Aid’s holiday drive.
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But she added that “due to the significant environmental and regulatory required abatement processes staff would not recommend re-use of the existing facility for any purpose.” Problems cited by Wurster included materials containing lead – both in and on the building – building code requirements and seismic upgrades. These issues, Wurster said, “make renovation an unlikely option. In addition, in staff’s opinion the existing structure is not the most productive use of the property.”
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Compassion... From the backseat During a shopping trip to Salem, my seven-year-old was sitting in the backseat and made a discovery. At seven, most kids are really developing their reading and writing skills and as a side effect, becoming more aware of signs. She had seen a woman next to the stop sign with a sign indicating she needed money and was homeless. “MOM!!! That sign says she is homeless! Does she really not have a home?....” She exclaimed. And then the tears came. Big rolling tears and she kept looking back at the intersection where the lady was standing. And then the questions came. “But where does she sleep at night? What does that mean? Why would anyone let that happen to her?... That’s not right!” I chose my words carefully. “No, it’s not right”. And then I struggled for the next words. Does she need to know that sometimes people will panhandle that have other jobs or homes and cars? Does she need to know that sometimes people will use the money for things like drugs or alcohol? Does she need to know how carefully we watch our own expenses? Does any of that really matter? I said “Yes, you are right. That shouldn’t
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Sports & Recreation
Swimming in polka dots
Foxes honor Downey with new swim caps
The Silverton High swim team opened its home season in style Dec. 5, donning new headgear at a meet dedicated to the memory of long-time Silverton-area swim coach and booster Dennis Downey. “Really this man was the reason why Silverton High had a swim team,” Foxes coach Lucky Rogers told a standingroom-only crowd at the Silverton Community Pool. “I’m so thankful that so many alumni and others came for this.” Dozens of family and friends of Downey were on hand applauding. The former contractor passed away in September at the age of 71. Rogers also announced that beginning this season the Dennis Downey Award will be presented to a hard-working senior.
Silverton swim team members donned new caps with polka dots to honor Dennis Downey at their home meet Dec. 5 vs. Putnam.
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“It won’t go to the fastest swimmer or the best swimmer,” Rogers said. “It’s a bluecollar award for the kid with the biggest heart.” Then, Rogers unveiled a surprise that he had kept from the team, new swim caps that were created to mimic the red welder’s cap with white polka dots that Downey used to wear when on the job. The Foxes donned their new caps, then dived in for a meet against Putnam of Milwaukie. The Foxes’ girls squad won 123-46, while the boys triumphed 121-43. Marie Tolmachoff won the 200 individual medley and the 100 breaststroke while also swimming on two winning relay squads. Ditto for newcomer Bre Castell (the 500 and 100 free and two relay wins). Samantha Zurcher won the 100 backstroke and swam on two relays and Maggie Kelley won the 200 free and swam on two relays. For the boys Jason Orr scored two individual wins (100 and 200 free) and two winning relay legs, while Kyle Reiser (100 breaststroke and two relays) and Jack Nealon (100 fly and two relays) also made strong contributions. But with this squad, as with those of his first two years as head coach, Rogers is going to win with his depth. He has 90 swimmers fighting for space in the pool. A total of 17 Foxes participated in the junior varsity girls 50 backstroke, with Silverton swimmers taking the top 11 spots.
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“I couldn’t be more blessed,” McCarty told Our Town. “I missed the high school part of education.” “It looks like a fish farm,” Rogers said. “You throw some food in… that’s kind of what our practices are like. Which probably means I’m not mean enough.” Rogers thinks his boys squad could challenge Lebanon for the MidWillamette Conference title, with the girls in the hunt for second. Rogers noted that expectations have gotten higher. The girls and boys took third at districts in 2015 and both rose to second place a year ago, with five relay squads plus Orr and Tolmachoff as individuals competing at state. “We used to just go out and have fun,” Rogers said. “But I’m happy with our progress. We just want to keep going in a forward direction.” With polka dots on their caps. Boys basketball: The Foxes are under new management, with Jamie McCarty replacing Steve Roth as head coach. But Roth, who bleeds basketballs, didn’t go anywhere. He remains on staff in charge of the JV2 program. McCarty, who coached the Stayton High boys to the 2007 Class 4A finals, took some time off from coaching because he had young kids at home and he had
The Foxes were a Jamie McCarty young squad a year ago, with Elijah Nielsen the lone senior on the roster. By the end of the season the growing pains were gone and Silverton finished strong, downing Crescent Valley and Corvallis, who finished 1-2 in the MWC, demolishing Marist Catholic in a Class 5A play-in game and severely testing eventual state runner-up Churchill in the round of 16. “There is definitely a feeling of having some unfinished business to take care of,” McCarty said. “This year we are led by six seniors, and it feels real good to have that leadership.” It’s real balanced squad as well, McCarty said. “Every guy has a role. We have guys who can score, guys who can rebound and guys who can pass. But they are all go-to defenders. We all play defense.” Defense was the hallmark of McCarty’s tough Stayton teams, and the Foxes have started fast in that department, coming up with 24 deflections in their opener, an 80-49 win Dec. 5 against Class 6A Canby and limiting Aloha, another Class 6A squad, to just 12 points in the first half of a 73-44 victory on Dec. 8.
Senior guard Cade Roth poured in 23 points in the Aloha game, including five 3-pointers. Power forward Levi Nielsen added 14 and guards Easton Ashwell and David Gonzales contributed 12 and 10, respectively. McCarty also has long, lean Clay Martinson and Josiah Roth to run the floor and threaten the passing lanes, long-range shooter Drake Ulven and 220-pound Tashaun Treat for muscle down low. In addition, injured returning veterans Spencer Clements (shoulder) and Kobe Garcia (foot) should be ready to go soon. McCarty also has a deep coaching bench. Steve Roth led the Foxes to the 2015 Class 5A boys title. Assistant Nick McWilliams, a long-time Silverton teacher, coached the South Salem girls to back-to-back 6A titles in 2015 and 2016. And former Silverton standouts Brent Satern and Carter Gould are on hand as well. The pieces seem to be in place for the Foxes. Kennedy Classic: The Trojans came within two points of sweeping their own basketball tournament last weekend. The Kennedy girls, ranked No. 1 by the OSAA in Class 2A, downed Monroe 49-40 and Molalla 44-41 to win the girls bracket. The Trojans’ boys squad, ranked 10th, took out Monroe 70-57 but fell 60-59 to Molalla in the title game. Both Kennedy squads open Tri-River Conference play Dec. 19 against St. Paul. Follow me on Twitter.com @jameshday. Follow Our Town on Facebook.
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I love Christmas in Silverton. The new lights decorating the downtown trees are beautiful, the tree lighting on First Friday was wonderful as were the smiles on a few thousand celebrants, and there is a crispness in the air that suggests winter and the holidays are here. It is too easy to speak ill or dejectedly of what is happening in the world today – locally with potential outside smoking bans and the impact of growth; statewide with the proposed reduction of “monuments’ in our gorgeous forests and another “perpetual” election cycle looming; nationally with politics, sexual misconduct, and partisanship in its worst shape ever; and internationally with North Korea posturing as if they are a global and military power and a proposal to move the capital of Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. But let’s forget that for a moment. Just for the holidays, however you recognize them. We celebrate the birth of Christ in our family. You may celebrate the
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