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Contents Something Fun

A book about Bobbie.................4


Looking Back

Saying ‘goodbye’ to Eugene Field............................6

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Something Fun

Bobbie’s book By Melissa Wagoner

Author of ‘Bobbie the Wonder Dog’ hosts readings

Meet the author

In the summer of 1923, a journey began that would one day take on epic proportions.

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Canvassing almost 3,000 miles and crossing much of the United States from Indiana to Silverton, a dog named Bobbie walked alone for six months in order to reunite with his family. Over the years countless poems, essays and songs have been written heralding Bobbie’s journey. Recently the story came to the attention of a marketing manager at Graphic Arts Books in Portland and the idea for a children’s illustrated version was born. “There were no 32-page picture books about Bobbie and really, what an adventure story for kids in this generation,” Tricia Brown, the author of Bobbie the Wonder Dog, A True Story, said. Brown, the author of 30 books, eight of them for children, jumped at the chance to write a book featuring such an

Silverton Kiwanis Booth, prior to Pet Parade at 10 a.m. Coolidge St. Books ‘N’ Time, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., 210 N. Water St., Silverton Silverton Safeway, 1 to 3 p.m., 301 Westfield St. inspiring character. “There’s so much more power in knowing that this really happened,” Brown explained. Although Brown is a resident of Alaska, she logged some years living in Portland and she attended an annual quilting retreat at Silver Falls State Park. “And every year, coming and going, I looked at that remarkable mural of

Bobbie and stopped to look at his doghouse and statue. I knew about Bobbie for a long time before they asked me to write his story. So I really do see this book as a wonderful gift,” she said. Brown wanted the book to be the most realistic portrayal possible and so she spent time researching old newspaper clippings, census records and maps of the territory Bobbie would have covered. “I looked into the kind of automobile they were driving: an Overland Red Bird touring car, made by Willys. There was plenty of room on the wide, wide running boards for a dog to ride there,” Brown said. “But the greatest find of all was a copy of an old book called, Animal Pals: A Collection of True Stories, edited by Curtis Wager-Smith. It was published in Philadelphia in 1924, and includes an essay about Bobbie written by Frank Brazier himself, so every detail was still fresh and true. I couldn’t have asked for a better piece of source material.” Brown’s book, Bobbie the Wonder Dog, is

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Making the story approachable, even for non-readers, are the colorful illustrations by Cary Porter. A Portland resident, Porter generally works in commercial illustrations; this is his first children’s book. “Reviewers have raved about his illustrations in Bobbie,” Brown said. “Couldn’t be happier to be teamed up

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“First of all, it’s the horrible idea of getting separated from the people you love,” Brown explained. “Kids tend to align themselves with the protagonist, even if it’s an animal. So there’s that gutfeeling of ‘Oh, no!’ Or else, they’ve lost a pet themselves. But beyond that, Bobbie’s journey is a standout among those amazing animal stories. The children understand what a remarkable thing it is walking two-thirds across the country and right into his hometown! How in the world did he do it? It’s a mystery.”

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Four Freedoms Mural to be dedicated with him.” In honor of Bobbie, Brown will be taking part in Silverton’s annual Pet Parade on May 21. “I get to ride in a 1932 Roadster in the parade. I’ll have lots of bookmarks and posters to give away,” she said. Brown will be reading her book at three

area schools in the days leading up to the parade and signing books in Silverton both before and after the parade. The book can be ordered through Books ‘N’ Time or from most online bookstores and is a great way to kick off summer reading. “Go to the library and check out books all summer long, too. That’s the recipe for a future writer,” Brown said.

The Silverton Mural Society invites community members to attend the dedication of the “Four Freedom Murals” at noon, Saturday, May 21 at Seven Brides Brewing, 990 N. First St. Silverton muralist Tonya Smithburg spent countless hours painting the four murals. She won the Congressional Art Competition her senior year at Silverton High School and her winning painting

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Farewell to Eugene Field By Kristine Thomas Over the years, 95-year-old Eugene Field Elementary School has gotten a bit of a reputation for frequently blowing a fuse, its unique odor, having hot flashes and then being freezing, the creaky floors and a host of other problems mostly attributed to age. But none of its physical conditions are what community members remember when they reminisce about the school. The reason? The school is more than the building. It’s a place where if the walls could talk. they would share stories of the friendships, the family-like atmosphere, the fun of encouraging children to learn and more. Eugene Field secretary Debbie Wiesner has been at the school for 24 years and her husband and children attended the school. “For me, this school has always been about the people,” Wiesner said, adding she considers current and past staff members as family. “It’s been fun to see the generations of kids who went here and now see their kids. We have always been a fun place to learn.” A Farewell to Eugene Field School celebration will be held Saturday, May 21, 1 to 3 p.m. at the school. There will be music, refreshments and stories. Lots of stories. The Silver Falls School Board has decided to sell the property. In the fall, the kindergarten to second grade students will attend Mark Twain Elementary. Their mascot will be the “Kits.” dadadf

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Public invited to say goodbye to school Saturday, May 21, 1 to 3 p.m. Celebrate and reminisce the “good ol’ days” with current and past staff and students as the community says good-bye to the 95-year-old school. There will be music, refreshments and stories as well as a display of history and memorabilia collected over the years. Call 503-873-6341 for additional information. Third through fourth grade students will attend Robert Frost and the sixth through eighth grade students will move to parts of the former high school on Schlador Street to become Silverton Middle School. One thing that makes the school special to many families is the generations who have attended there. Greta Ledford said three generations of her family attended the school – both her parents, Arland Anderson and Linda Schmidt Anderson; herself and her sisters, Kirstin and Ingrid; and her daughter, Brooklyn Ledford, who is now a fourth-grade student at Robert Frost.

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“I have many fond memories of Eugene Field. Funny that it was 30 years ago, and when I walk in the doors, it feels the same,” Ledford said. “I remember starting kindergarten in the same classroom my mom was in. I would imagine at the time that was helpful in my transition of leaving my mom. When my daughter started school in 2011, she, too, was in that same classroom for kindergarten.”

“I loved teaching PE and all games we used to play,” Jackson said. “We used to roller skate in the gym and we had a parachute we used to play with.”

Ledford said her teachers were “fantastic,” including “Mrs. Clark, Mrs. Estell and Mrs. Lizotte.”

They do have stories about the building’s flaws, including finding dead animals in closets or under the stage. But all the building’s flaws play a distant second to how staff members did things to encourage and make learning fun.

“Some of my favorite memories are from PE with Ms. Jackson; riding on scooters was a favorite along with climbing the giant net that went all the way to the ceiling, or so I thought at that time,” Ledford said. On a recent Friday morning, Wiesner met with retired teacher Marjorie Jackson and school counselor Nancy Ohren to discuss plans for the farewell event and share memories. “There are some stories we can’t share,” Jackson said, laughing. What they all said they enjoyed about working at Eugene Field is the children and their colleagues.

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Working with young children requires a nurturing staff, Ohren said. “This was the perfect place for that.” “We always had the best interest of the children in mind,” Jackson added,

They remember the dress up days, the annual May Pole dance, the games, the laughter and the chance to introduce students to the gift of learning.

Students to volunteers Larry Brown, 82, and Cindy Parr, 48, are two of the STARS volunteers who also attended Eugene Field School. Brown recalled when he attended Eugene Field, it went first to sixth grade. “We didn’t have the wonderful books to read the children have now,” Brown said. “There wasn’t the emphasis on reading then as there is today. We focused more on the basics and were told to behave ourselves.”

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He recalls watching “black and white movies in the school’s basement.” While he understands why the school is closing, it’s still a “disappointment.” “So many people have such special memories of this school,” he said. Parr remembers A 1905 collection of writings by the in 1976 when everyone gathered for a author the school is named for. Below, Positive school tokens. Bicentennial photograph. “Because I had great memories of attending Eugene Field, I was thrilled to come back and volunteer,” Parr said. “There’s a lot more people today involved in a child’s education than when I attended school.” Karen Hatteberg taught at Eugene Field for 18 years and is now a STARS volunteer. “It was lots of fun teaching here and I taught a lot of great kids who now have children of their own attending the school,” Hatteberg said. “I am happy the building is finally closing because it was not healthy to be in when I was here.” Bobby Hitch greets each child he sees with a “Where’s my smile?” A crossing guard for Eugene Field, he offers words of encouragement and kindness. “We had a fun crossing guard when I was

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Hitch, 38, wants students to have the same fond memories of the school he does. He recalls his first grade teacher who had “Rosie the rat,” the tractor tires that had to be removed because students were caught kissing under them, the jungle gym and big slide in the playground.


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Sharing he is sentimental about the school, he said he’s sad to see it being closed but understands why. “I hope someone buys it and finds a way to use some of the old parts of it,” he said. Marie Coxen, who has taught for 25 years at Eugene Field, remembers being told when she started there would be in a new school in three years. “It’s bittersweet to be leaving but we know it’s not a safe place for kids,” she said. What makes Eugene Field special, Coxen shared, is how students receive the individual and personal instruction they need to be successful in learning and how the staff works to create a family.


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The Mr. JFK candidates are senior boys selected by vote of their classmates to represent their school in the talent pageant. A panel of judges from the three Mount Angel District schools scores the JFK gentlemen on their performances.

The answer is the Mr. JFK Pageant, where five senior boys will compete for the coveted title, while raising money for Doernbecher Children’s Hospital. Mr. JFK contestants are seniors Kyle Kinyon, Johnny Inoue, Dylan Arritola, Elisha Valladares and Tom Schmidt.


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Mr. JFK contestants are seniors Kyle Kinyon, Johnny Inoue, Dylan Arritola, Elisha Valladares and Tom Schmidt.

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Silverton Elks essay contest produces state winners Two students in the Silver Falls School District took first placed in the essay contest sponsored by the Silverton Elks Lodge 2210 on “What I can do to promote Americanism and love of country?” Silverton Elks PER Dan Buckholz said there were two divisions – Division One for fifth and sixth grades and Division Two for seventh and eighth grades. First place winners received $200 scholarships. For Division One, Scotts Mills sixth-grade student Ryan Brown won first place for the state division. For Division Two, Silver Crest Elementary School eighth-grader Aneisa Fink won first place. Both Brown and Fink had their papers submitted to the Elks National Committee and should learn by July 4 if they place nationally. Buckholz said said students who participated in the Silverton Elks Lodge contest garnered three of the top six awards and took first place in each division. There are 53 Elks Lodges in Oregon that submitted students essays. 

Love of country By Ryan Brown Scotts Mills Elementary School sixth-grade student I can promote Americanism and love of country by voting and believing in our Country. When I turn 18, I will register to vote and tell my friends to vote, too. Voting helps us make America what we are. One way to show love of America is to serve in the military. Veterans love their country, that’s why they volunteer to serve. My grandpa served as an infantryman in Vietnam when he was 18 years old. He didn’t like being a soldier, but he thought he was going to be drafted and he loved his country, so he served in the war. Every Veteran’s Day I say thank you to my grandpa. It is important to honor our veterans. I can also send care packages to the soldiers, who appreciate and cherish the moments. Every Monday at my school, we say the Pledge of Allegiance, and then we raise the American flag. Many people let off fireworks on Independence Day, and to go parades to celebrate being Americans. These things promote the love of our country. Another way to promote Americanism is to protect our unique American freedoms.

Appreciate freedom By Aneisa Fink Silver Crest Elementary eighth-grade student Freedom. Citizens of the United States of America, such as myself, possess it. But do we appreciate it? To promote Americanism, I will strive to be an example of how to honor, cherish and respect my freedom. To honor my freedom, I will recognize the heroes that have fought to gain my sovereignty, and those who are currently fighting to maintain it. To acknowledge and commend them, I will simply say “thank you.” It’s an uncomplicated but impactful gesture that could make all the difference for a deserving serviceman, past or present. To cherish my freedom, I will embrace the timeless patriotic symbols of our

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Promote Americanism

The Silverton Elks certificate was presented to Ryan Brown with his award for taking first place in the state Elks essay competition.

One of these freedoms is freedom of speech. I can promote it by listening to other ideas that aren’t my own. Another special American thing is freedom from fear. I think Americans should have guns for hunting and other lawful purposes. I don’t think people should go around killing other people like ISIS terrorists and psychos! We shouldn’t have to be afraid of people with guns. I feel great being an American and lucky to live here. These are some ways I hope to promote Americanism and loving this country, so we can live a long and happy life with our friends.

Honoring my freedom

nation. The Pledge of Allegiance, The Star Spangled Banner, The Declaration of Independence, and the United States Constitution are just some of the fundamental symbols of America.

The Mount Angel American Legion Post #89 invites the community to a Memorial Day Service Monday, May 30, 9:30 a.m. at the Calvary Cemetery, Mount Angel.

By embracing these representations, I intend to share them with my generation and future generations to come.

Guests are asked to bring their lawn chairs. If it rains the service will move to St. Mary Church, Mount Angel.

To respect my freedom, I will not take it for granted.

Mayor Andy Otte will provide remarks, followed by the celebration of Mass by The Rev. Philip Waibel of St. Mary Church. Music will be provided by the Marion County Citizens Band and the St. Mary choir.

Freedom is a right Americans are entitled to, and privileged to have. Although some may exercise it in a way that is hurtful to others, I shall demonstrate the respectful way to honor other’s viewpoints and state opinions of my own. My freedom, our freedoms, must be appreciated and celebrated. Honoring veterans and servicemen, cherishing the symbols of our nation and respecting the beliefs of others is how I will appreciate my freedom, and promote Americanism.

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Dan Buckholz from Silverton Elks Lodge presented Aneisa Fink with her award for taking first place in the state Elks essay competition.

Commander Joe Borschowa will place the memorial wreath. Jim Hauth will read the names of the fallen.

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Silverton High student Haile Stutzman, 16, scored an impressive victory May 7 in the 5K race at the 33rd Silverton Health Fun Run. Stutzman ran 17:02, a 5:30 mile pace, and bested runnerup Eric Jeffers, 33, by 33 seconds. Stevie Hutzler, 22, finished 18th overall and was the top woman finisher in 21:02. Cohen Mulick, 10, captured the 1-mile youth run in 9:13, 10 seconds ahead of runner-up Elisha Short, 9. Lauren Ortega, 10, finished in 9:23 and was the first girls finisher. All three runners are from Silverton. Nearly 475 runners and walkers participated in the event, run under mostly sunny skies with temperatures in the high 60s. Track and field: Kennedy junior Bishop Mitchell broke a pair of school records that were set before he was born at the Regis Twilight meet May 6. Mitchell ran the 100 in 11.14 and the 200 in 22.65. Karry Johnson set the old marks of 11.18 and 22.68 in 1990.
Heading into this weekend’s district meet at Salem Academy, Mitchell was set to compete in four events, the 200, long jump, pole vault and 4x100 relay. He ranks second in the state in Class 2A in the 200 and the long jump and fifth in the pole vault. The relay squad is ranked third. Other Kennedy athletes expected to score well at districts include Adrian Parra (1,500 and 3,000), and Christian Reyes (300 hurdles). Coach Steve Ritchie said the squad has a shot at second place, with East Linn Christian the clear favorite. Trojans sophomore Kaylin Cantu is ranked third in Class 2A in the 1,500 and 3,000 and fourth in the 800. She will run the 1,500 and the 800 and anchor both relays at districts. Other top girls athletes include distance runner Alejandra Lopez, versatile Sarah Therkelsen (long jump, high jump and both relays) and field event stalwarts Abby Frey (javelin), Alyssa Eklund (pole vault) and Makayla Massey (shot put). Ritchie also has charted East Linn Christian as the girls team favorite at districts, with the Trojans in the hunt for second. “Overall, it has been a good season,” Ritchie said. “We have a lot of freshmen and sophomores on the 46-person squad but only seven seniors, so I feel good that we have remained very competitive in what is clearly a rebuilding year for both our boys and girls.” The state meet is May 19-21 at Hayward Field in Eugene. Silverton, meanwhile, competed this week in the MidWillamette Conference district meet at Central, with distance runner Maddie Fuhrman ranked in the top three in Class 5A in the 1,500 (third), 800 (second) and 3,000 (first). The Foxes’ 4x400 relay team of Fuhrman, Baylie Cameron, Jori Paradis and Desiree Sinn is ranked third in the state, while Cameron is 10th in the 300 hurdles and Tess Oster is 10th in the javelin. On the boys side Silverton has two athletes ranked in

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JFK cross country and track coach Steve Ritchie congratulates Haile Stutzman, 16, for winning the men’s 5K race while Stevie Hutzler, 22, celebrates winning the women’s race for the Silverton Health Fun Run.

to finish in the top two in the league to avoid the play-in round of the playoffs.

the top four in the high jump: Coleton Myers is tied for second at 6-3, while teammate Shon Ackerman is tied for fourth at 6-2. Brock Rogers is third in the 110 hurdles and Ian Rush is sixth in the pole vault. Baseball/softball: Kennedy is 10-2 in Special District 2 baseball and headed toward a dramatic end to the regular season. The Trojans are tied with St. Paul and Regis. Kennedy visited St. Paul on Friday, May 13 after Our Town’s presstime and will host Regis in the May 19 season-ender. St. Paul is ranked 10th in Class 2A/1A, with Kennedy 13th and Regis 14th. Silverton, meanwhile, was 9-9 in league and ranked 17th in Class 5A heading into its final three-game series vs. Lebanon. The Foxes are in a good position to nab one of the four play-in positions. Only the top two finishers in the MWC draw a bye into the main bracket. In softball, Kennedy is 8-0 in district play, two games ahead of Central Linn in the loss column. The Trojans, who have just two league games remaining, are ranked fifth in the state. Seventh-ranked Central Linn, which is 4-2, still must play four league contests. The top two finishers in the district automatically advance to the state playoffs. Silverton’s softball team, meanwhile, is 10-6 in the MidWillamette heading into the final week of the regular season. The Foxes are 1.5 games behind 11-4 Dallas in the battle for second place behind 14-1 Lebanon. Silverton hosts Dallas in the final game of the regular season and needs

Choir: Silverton finished fifth at the May 5-7 OSAA Class 5A championships at Bauman Auditorium on the George Fox University campus in Newberg. The group, under the direction of Jennifer Kercher, finished with 315 points, just four less than No. 4 Putnam. Corvallis won its second consecutive state title with 346, followed by Liberty of Hillsboro (323) and Central (321). Speech/debate: Silverton finished tied for ninth with Marist Catholic in the OSAA 5A championships April 21-23 at Western Oregon University in Monmouth. The Foxes had eight points, scored by Melly Kazel, Erin Marcellais and Elijah Rakha-Sheketoff. Kezel finaled and Marcellais made the semis in after dinner, while Rakha-Sheketoff reached the round of 16 in the LincolnDouglas debate bracket. Also participating for Silverton were Houston Winslow and Mark Mulder (dual interpretation), Rakha-Sheketoff (extemporaneous speaking), Winslow (memorized serious), Marcellais (poetry reading), Hannah McNutt (prose reading) and Jenny Rooper (radio commentary). Run for the Hills is Saturday, May 21, races starting at 8 a.m., Victor Point School, 1175 SE Victor Point Road, Sublimity. Victor Point hosts a 1-mile kids run, 5K and 10K run/walk and a 15K. There will be music, a drawing and refreshments. It’s $10 for 1-mile run, kids 12 and under, $20 for 5K, $30 for 15K or $25 for a 10K run/ walk. Registration deadline May 19. The event benefits Victor Point School. Register at and enter “Victor Point School’s Run for the Hills.” Paper registration is available at the school, 503-873-4987 Follow me on @jameshday. Got a news tip? Email me at Follow Our Town on Facebook.

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Silverton is a town of selfless givers and a fine example of that is Glen Damewood, proprietor of Wooden Nickel and

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Silverton Bike Fair follows Pet Parade at school May 21 Can you ride your bike in the crosswalk? Where should students ride their bikes and walk their bikes? Does your helmet fit properly? Discover the answers to these questions and more by attending the Silverton Bike Fair. The event begins immediately after the Silverton Pet Parade, May 21 at Eugene Field Elementary School, 410 N. Water St. Children and adults can participate in safety courses, have minor repairs to their bikes and enjoy live music and refreshments. Participants also can learn about bike routes in and around Silverton. The Silverton Police Department will give away about 40 bikes to qualifying youth. To see if you qualify, contact Theresa at SACA, 503-873-3446. The event is sponsored by Friends of Eastside Trails.

Silver Falls serves up summer lunches starting June 20 The Silver Falls School District Summer Lunch Program is gearing up to start on June 20, serving lunches Monday through Friday throughout the summer months of June and July through Aug. 26. The program is for all children ages 1-18, no need to register or be approved. Everyone is encouraged to spread the word that free summer lunches will be served to all children ages 1-18 at the following sites: Silverton High School Cafeteria 1456 Pine St., 11 to 11:30 a.m. Mark Twain School Ball Field 425 N Church St., 12 to 12:30 p.m. Coolidge McClaine Park 300 Coolidge St., 12 to 12:30 p.m. Scotts Mills School 805 First St., Scotts Mills, 11 to 11:30 a.m.

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“Open Mic” at The Old Oak Oven, 206 Jersey St. in Silverton starts at 6 p.m. Saturdays and stops at 8 p.m. Stop by around 5:45 p.m. to sign up to sing. The Open Mic is open to all ages, and all styles of music. RUSSIAN EASTER AT THE GLOCKENSPIEL Saturday, May 21 the Glockenspiel Restaurant in Mount Angel presents our second annual “A Taste of Russia” a cultural celebration of the rich and varied character of the Russian cuisine, from 5 to 9 p.m. with this year’s guest chefs Ustinia Kuznetsov and Olga Kuznetsov. This year’s eight course dinner will be featuring: Borscht- Beet soup, Cucumber Dill Salad, Russian Potato Salad, Pelmani- Russian meat filled dumplings, Kapustniky- Cabbage filled sweet dough topped with cream, Katlety- Fried meat Patty, Goluptsi- Cabbage rolls filled with beef, rice, and vegetables, and for dessert Kiev cake- Hazelnut Meringue cake. This amazing eight course feast is just $28 a person. Of course, to keep it authentic, we will have a little vodka tasting and Zakuska (Pickled Vegetables). We will also have on hand a beautiful display of Russian traditional dresses.Our regular menu will also be available as well.To make reservations please call 503-845-6222.   BEAUTIFUL DINING TABLE with 6 matching padded chairs and lighted hutch.  Tables measures 5’x3’4, with 2 leaves, extends to 8’.  Protector pads included. $450  503-874-6777 REWARD Please help me find my missing cat from Bavarian Villlage in Mount Angel. He’s a very friendly black & white long haired cat. Fairly large , answers to the name Linus. Reward for info leading to his return home.  He’s very much missed.  Please call or text Terri  971-213-3992 SPARGELZEIT Nothing says spring  like the Glockenspiel restaurant’s annual special asparagus menu. Spargel Karte is available until June 4. This year’s menu includes: Asparagus &

Melted German Cambozola Cheese Bruschetta, Asparagus, Orzo and Baby Spinach Salad (Tossed with fresh dill and whole grain mustard vinaigrette), Asparagus Crepes (Filled with Black Forest Ham and melted German Cambozola cheese topped with lemon tarragon cream sauce served with salad), Grilled Asparagus and Pancetta Carbonara (Fettuccini with shaved Parmesan,olive oil and fresh herbs served with salad), Surf & Turf (Flame Broiled 6 oz. sirloin steak, Tiger Prawns, and grilled asparagus topped with Bearnaise sauce served with potato or spatzle, and soup or salad) and Classic German Spargel Platte (Steamed asparagus, potatoes, prosciutto, and classic Hollandaise sauce, soup or salad). This year’s Spargelzeit will conclude with our 8th annual Asparagus cook off contest Saturday, June 4 at 4 p.m. First Prize is an overnight stay at the Oregon Gardens. You can pick up an entry form at the Glockenspiel restaurant. To make a reservation please call 503-845-6222.


Children’s Church Worker needed for Sunday mornings at Trinity Lutheran Church, Mt Angel, 10:30-11:30. $200 per month. Call 208-597-5854, or email Busy, growing, reputable landscape company looking for a hard working individual to join our team. Our future team member will have landscaping experience, superb work ethic, team leadership skills, and a great attendance record. This is a seasonal, part to full time position. Must be 18 or older. Must have reliable transportation. Please send a detailed resume with work references to: PO Box 1791, Silverton, OR 97381. WEEKEND TOUR GUIDE at Gordon House Historic Site.  Saturdays and/or Sundays 10am-4pm.  Lots of fun to tell Frank Lloyd Wright’s story of architecture in Oregon.  Call 503874-6006 to apply and learn more.

Harley’s Coffee in Silverton is looking for a part time barista. 15 to 20 hours a week to start. Exp preferred but will consider training. Wage plus tips.  must have transportation and a phone.  People going to school or need a second job encouraged to apply. Must be 18 or older. To apply drop off a resume at Harleys, 1411 N First St.

NOTICES NO BONES ABOUT IT Service Animals. They are wonderful companions -They give support -They save lives - Come and learn about them from our own Michele Cunningham and her devoted helper, Jolie. Come share our Outreach Presentation Saturday, June 11. 1 p.m. Towers Auditorium American Legion, Mt. Angel Post #89, is collecting unserviceable flags for appropriate disposition. Contact Jim at 503-845-6119 or Joe at 503-845-2400.   Saturday, May 21st, Armed Forces Day, display of military vehicles and memorabilia (weather permitting), 9 am – 4 pm, North Main and Charles, Mt. Angel.


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CONSTRUCTION DRAWINGS Residential, light commercial, new buildings, additions, remodeling. Reasonable rates. Michael Finkelstein Design, 503-873-8215. TINA’S LANDSCAPE MAINTENANCE Mowing – Edging - Bark Dusting – Fertilizing – Pruning - Thatching and Aerating - On Going Maintenance and clean up – yard debris/ Hauling.  CBL# 9404    971-2161093 CASCADE CONCEALED CARRY INSTRUCTIONS INC. is teaching Oregon concealed hand gun classes on the 1st and multi state on the 3rd Saturday. Call for location. Visit our website at or Call 503-580-0753 WOOD DOCTOR Furniture restoration. Revive - Restore -  Metal - Wood - Antique Furniture -  Family Heirlooms.  Also specialize in custom wood craft.  Free Estimates.  James Scialabba  971-208-4348 10/7

VEHICLES FOR SALE 1960 Cushman motor scooter, full dress with clean title. Starts and runs well.  $2200.  Call 503-873-5539 FOR SALE 2011 Montana 33ft 5th wheel, 3 slides,model 3150 RL, beautiful condition-very low miles, one owner, king, and queen beds, 2 tv’s full shower, fireplace, ample cabinets, and storage. $38,950. 503-874-4227.

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People Out Loud

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Crowd-pleaser deserves repeat performance

Congratulations to Brent Satern, a Silverton native and newer member of Silverton Rotary Club. He had an idea, he ran with it and it worked out well. The first ever Daddy-Daughter Dance in this area was held May 7 at Silverton High School and it was a smash. More than 260 fathers and daughters attended this inaugural “Princess” ball. Satern, a Silverton financial services business owner, came up with the idea after reading about another Rotary Club hosting a similar event. That event was so popular their club has scheduled a second Daddy-Daughter Dance. Satern, married to the former Kelly Milliron and father of 3 year-old daughter Avery and 10 month-old Jack, was seen cutting a rug with his daughter and making sure the event came off with nary a hitch. The crowd went wild when the “Princess” themed dance, “Happily Ever After,” kicked into high gear with a rousing rendition of the hit song from FrozenLet It Go. Even with the singer’s voice silenced, the entire crowd knew most of the lyrics and followed the instrumentals perfectly. Kudos to Satern, who saw a need to help fathers connect with their daughters as a leading role models in their young lives. Many service clubs are filled with older volunteers who have been helping out in

their communities for so long they seem to be waiting for the younger cavalry to come in and take the reins. This young father just took over and pulled off one of the most charming and successful events in years.

Cheesy? I’m good with that. And by the way, check out the photographs of the dance on Our Town’s Facebook page. Evidence it was a great event.

DIXON BLEDSOE Although a Rotary fundraiser that raised a significant sum for scholarships, this event was much more. The bonds between fathers and daughters need to be strong, sure, nurtured, and deep. It starts the day fathers are blessed with daughters. I was promoting the event to an acquaintance, who kind of chuckled. I thought it might have brought back a few memories of dancing with his own daughters. Instead, he mentioned that it was kind of “cheesy.”  Having seen my daughter married nearly two years ago, it made me think of the “father daughter” dance at her wedding. A priceless memory. This year’s Daddy-Daughter Dance was limited to fathers and daughters who are eighth grade or younger.  I can only hope that for next year’s event, and there will be many more, I am assured, all fathers and daughters who wish to dance will be allowed to do so.

What do you hope to see happen to the Eugene Field School property? The die is cast and at some point in the near future we are likely to see a for sale sign go up. Retail stores? Commercial enterprises, business offices, or light industrial uses? Affordable upscale housing? Park space? Mixed use? Small accredited art school? This is big. I just hope we do it right. Property like that in a town this charming comes perhaps once in a lifetime. Here comes Donald and Hillary. Who is ready for that?  I am about as passionate about this race as I am with day-old bread and butter that has been in the fridge way too long. So much for the belief that “the cream rises to the top.” Perhaps true in some arenas, but in politics, not so much. But as an independent voter and at the risk of alienating my six readers, it really is a no-brainer. One is imminently qualified with baggage, and the other is not even remotely qualified and has a Yankee stadium full of baggage and a mouth built to alienate. At least CNN had some comic relief in this depressing election year – an interview with Sarah Palin, who was asked if she had been approached to be Trump’s vice president.  She replied, “There is probably someone better able to help the campaign than me.” She’s a quick study.

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#T2233 2 ACRE LOT 2 acres Call Chuck at ext. 325 $189,500 #T2165 LOT #62 IN SILVER CLIFF ESTATES .12 Acre lot. Call Chuck at ext. 325 $32,000 (WVMLS#682938) #T2219 45 DIVIDABLE ACRES 45 Acres South of Silverton Call Michael at ext. 314 $610,000 (WVMLS#692414) NEW! – #T2299 LOT CLOSE TO TOWN .450 Acres Call Meredith at ext. 324 or Ryan at ext. 322 $76,900 (WVMLS#703418)








#T2287 YOUR OWN PARADISE 3BR, 2BA 1708 sqft. Call Marcia at ext. 318 $425,000 (WVMLS#702213)




#T2274 FANTASTIC COUNTRY ESTATE 5 BR, 3BA 2494 sqft.30.14 acres Call Meredith at ext. 324, Ryan at ext. 322 $499,900 (WVMLS#699150) #T2284 COLONIAL HOME ON ACREAGE 4 BR, 4.5 BA 3680 sqft. 1.510 Acres Call Chuck at ext. 325 $489,900

#T2278 FIXER WITH OLDER CHARM 3BR, 1.5BA 1946 sqft. Call Michael at ext. 314 $129,900 (WVMLS#700900) #T2283 ROOM TO SPREAD OUT 4BR, 2.5BA 2325 sqft. Call Chuck at ext. 325 $314,900 (WVMLS#700862) SOLD! – #T2288 MANUFCTURED HOME PARK 2 BR, 2BA 960 sqft. Call Meredith at ext. 324, Ryan at ext. 322 $16,900

16 • May 2016

Christina Mason Branstetter Chuck White AUMSVILLE/TURNER Williamson Broker, GRI Broker, GRI PrincipalLEASE/COMMERCIAL Broker,FOR GRI Broker Broker FOR RENT HUBBARD COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL Broker 873-3545 ext. 324 873-3545 ext. 314 873-3545 ext. 303 873-3545 ext. 322 873-3545WOODBURN ext. 325 LAND/ACREAGE TOWN 873-3545 ext. TOWN 315 KEIZER




STAYTON/SUBLIMITY Michael Schmidt Meredith Wertz Ryan Wertz

Desaree Parks Broker 873-3545 ext. 326

#T2248 PARK LIKE SETTING 2BR, 2BA 1590 sqft.17.680 acres Call Chuck at ext. 325 $449,500 (WVMLS#695519) #T2275 WONDERFULLY REMODELED HOME 4BR, 3.5BA 3590 sqft. Call Meredith at ext. 324, Ryan at ext. 322 $567,000


PENDING – #T2280 SILVERTON BUNGALOW 2 BR, 1BA 888 sqft.Call Meredith at ext. 324, Ryan at ext. 322 $167,909






#T2262 CASCADIA – PERFECT MOUNTAIN GET-AWAY 1BR, 0BA 912 sqft. Call Chuck at ext. 325 $69,000 (WVMLS#698080) #T2261 WOODBURN – NICE GEM 4BR, 1.5BA 1232 sqft. Call STAYTON/SUBLIMITY Christina at ext. 315 $147,000 (WVMLS#697769) #T2286 CANBY – COUNTRY PROPERTY 2BR, 1BA 938 sqft. 3.31 Acres Call Michael at ext. 314 $324,900 (WVMLS#701628) NEW! – #T2296 MONMOUTH – PRICED TO SELL 3BR, 2BA 1236 sqft Call Chuck at ext. 325 $199,900 (WVMLS#703305) COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL NEW! – #T2295 IDAHNA – OWN PRIVATE RETREAT 4BR, 2BA 1150 sqft..830 acres FOR Call Meredith at ext. 324 or Ryan at ext. LEASE/COMMERCIAL $189,000 (WVMLS#703350)











OTHER COMMUNITIES LAND/ACREAGE #T2282 CREEK FRONTAGE/MULTI-USE 5 BR, 3BA 3937 sqft.Call Meredith at ext. 324, Ryan at ext. 322 $398,900







OTHER FOR RENT call Micha atCOMMUNITIES 503-873-1425 TOWN or see them on our website


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Our Town North: May 15, 2016  

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

Our Town North: May 15, 2016  

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