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Something to Celebrate Kennedy High Vals and Sals share tips...4 Silverton Vals and Sal share insights.....6

Something for the Soul St. Edward’s sabbatical quest..............10

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Giving it their all Kennedy valedictorians, salutatorians share some advice By Kristine Thomas They are athletes and top students. They volunteer in their community and are looked upon as leaders by their peers and their teachers.

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When looking at the valedictorians and salutatorians at Kennedy High School, Thomas Schmidt said they all have three common traits: leadership, a strong work ethic and an outgoing personality. “Whether it is academically or on the playing field, we have all held positions of influence over our peers allowing us to guide ourselves and others to our fullest potential,” Schmidt said. “When presented with a challenge or a task, everyone one of these classmates has put their best effort into meeting the test and finishing the job at hand. Finally, I see an outgoing personality in all of us, as we have all have taken the challenging path to be as successful as possible our senior year. The Kennedy High Class of 2016 valedictorians are John Inoue and Thomas Schmidt and the salutatorians are Vanessa Canchola-Martinez, Lakin Susee and Dylan

Arritola. They will graduate along with their classmates Saturday, June 11 at the Mount Angel Festhalle. “There is a unique sense of understanding and compassion within JFK’s class of 2016,” Inoue said. “Our class has openness and empathy, which is found in the heart of every student.” Here’s an insight to what the students have learned and advice they would like to share.

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The son of Hidetaka and Margaret Inoue, John plans to attend Williams College in Williamstown, Mass., to study public health. He was asked to share a time he has experienced failure and his advice for handling it. “Failure and I are old friends,” he said, adding he has too many encounters with failure to list. “Sometimes, failure can be a scary dude and feels more like the flu.” John said. “When this happens, my best advice is to get your disco on. Stream Gloria Gaynor’s, I Will Survive. You will survive, probably stronger and with greater knowledge.”

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Thomas Schmidt The son of Ron and Cindy Schmidt, Thomas plans to attend Gonzaga University in the fall to study mechanical engineering. When asked what he wished someone had shared with him about the expectations and deadlines of senior year, Thomas said he was under the impression senior year was an easy and relaxing year. “I quickly found out senior year is actually what you put into it and that it can be either easy or challenging,” he said. “Taking three AP courses, filling out college applications, applying for scholarships, and completing my senior project, all on top participating in three sports made for a very challenging and busy year.” Despite all the unknowns, he is happy he took the challenging path because it helped prepare him for life after high school.

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The son of Lance and Jodi Arritola, Dylan plans on attending Oregon State University in the fall to study agriculture business or sports medicine. When asked his definition of success, Dylan said he

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“This quote perfectly summarizes my high school career,” Vanessa said. “I had long, endless nights of studying, and putting projects together. I knew it would all pay off in the long run and it definitely has. All of my hard work has helped me prepare for a post-high school education.”

His favorite memory of high school was the 2015 football season when his team made it to the 2A Football State Championship. “We were able to enjoy the ride along the way and we also made it to the state playoffs in Pendleton for basketball, and now have a chance to make another run in the playoffs for baseball,” Dylan said. “We have also won the league title in football and baseball this year. It has been an enjoyable year for sports. Sports have been a huge part of my life over these past four years and they help create awesome memories that I’ll never forget.”

Vanessa Canchola Martinez The daughter of Jose and Elena Canchola, Vanessa plans to attend Chemeketa Community College for two years and then transfer to a four-year university. If Vanessa could design a plan to prevent “senioritis,” she would host field trips to different career fields that the students are interested in. “One question that seniors are always asked is ‘What

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are your plans for next year?’ Some students respond in seconds while others sit there and think,” Vanessa said. “Field trips could be a fun way for students to start thinking of their future plans and add some excitement to their senior year.” Her favorite quote is “¨The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today,¨ by the author H.

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Insights galore By Kristine Thomas Take one lunch sack. Fill it with 20 questions. Ask 16 honor students to reach in and pull out a question to answer. “Can I draw another,” a few asked. There were some groans and sighs at another deadline, yet in the end, they responded with honesty and thoughtfulness. For 2016 Silverton High School has15 valedictorians and one salutatorian. The valedictorians are Nichole Beyer, Katie Brazelton, Baylie Cameron, Noah Chaparro, Noah Dahl, Hannah Hohenshelt, Kirk Martinson, Adrienne Metzger, Luis Morales, Courtney Roth, Lizzy Roth, Sam Roth, Naylee Scharer, Ally Schmidt and Whitney Ward. Salutatorian is Rosie Konovalov.

Valedictorians Nicole Beyer – A great teacher is... The daughter of Stan and Kathleen Beyer, Nicole plans to attend Oregon State to

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Silverton High Class of 2016 Graduation Thursday, June 9, 7 p.m. Silverton High Gymnasium major in graphic design and Spanish. Explaining a high school student’s experience is directly related to the classes she takes, Nicole said good teacher can teach a subject but “a great teacher can push past the boundaries of conventional learning.” A great teacher makes the coursework relevant, provides insightful examples and incites an interest in the subject, she said. A great teacher connects “with students, exhibiting both seriousness and an easygoing attitude. They lay the foundation for students’ success in the future and mold the next generation of great thinkers.”   

Kate Brazelton – Avoiding senioritis The daughter of Debi and Dewey

Brazelton, Kate plans to attend Oregon State’s College of Agriculture to study animal science with plans of being a vet. If she could design senior year to prevent senioritis, Kate said she would design it around organization with weekend goals. “Planning out my entire week often makes me feel prepared and focused during school and my after school job, which allows me to take much needed time off on the weekends to go on ‘stay-cations’ or hang out with friends,” she said. “Having set goals to reach and a reward for when they’re met, makes the week seem not so long, and makes you feel accomplished at the end.”

strategies. But even with ample planning, I still have tough weeks of insufficient sleep and breakdowns. I believe students today are pushed to the limits. I think the pressure to be the best in one single subject or sport is highly unnecessary. Teachers, coaches, parents, and mentors need to advocate the importance of versatility in the student’s life.”

Noah Chaparro – Advice to Class of 2017 The son of Dahren and Eva Chaparro, Noah plans to attend Chemeketa Community College and then transfer to the Oregon Institute of Technology.

Baylie Cameron – Tips for senior stress

Noah’s advice to next year’s senior class is keep a weekly schedule.

Baylie said stress can be a motivator to live a healthy, successful life. But stress can lead to distress. “Organization and prioritization are the best preventative

“I never was one to write down my plans but senior year floods you with dates and deadlines. It is impossible to successfully juggle work, activities, homework, scholarships, college planning, college visits and a social life without setting a schedule,” Noah said. “I’ve tried it, and it made my work unhappy, my friends unhappy and I lost a lot of sleep.”

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Hannah Hohenshelt – Silverton is home The daughter of Spencer and Sarah Hohenshelt, Hannah plans to attend Corban University in the fall. Hannah is thankful to have grown up in Silverton with tons of fond memories including the tree lightening, Pet Parade and July 3rd celebrations at The Oregon Garden. “I think Silverton’s small community has played a part in my academic success,” Hannah said. “Having the same people and community supporting me from kindergarten to senior

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Lizzy Roth – Hope for the future The daughter of Dave and Dawn Roth, Lizzy plans to attend George Fox University in the fall to study nursing Lizzy said her peers have a great deal to offer the world and should not be underestimated. “We have the capability and the drive to accomplish incredible things, both in our communities and the world,” she said. “Whether it be as teachers, politicians, doctors, engineers, farmers, or other professions, we bring hope to the generations above us by setting into motion the values they’ve instilled in us.”

Sam Roth – Always give your best The son of Steve and Sue Roth, Sam plans to attend Northwest Nazarene University to study engineering and play basketball. Sam’s favorite quote is from Steve Prefonaine: “To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift.”

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The daughter of Betty and Robert Scharer, Naylee plans to attend Chemeketa Community College’s Scholars program. Naylee turns to Audrey Hepburn for her favorite quote: “Nothing is impossible, the word itself says ‘I’m possible’!” “It is empowering: it helps motivate me to believe I can achieve anything. The strong yet simple message is a great reminder to take on new challenges on a daily basis without stopping to doubt myself.”

Ally Schmidt – Next adventure The daughter of Dina and Ken Schmidt, Ally plans to attend Oregon State Honors College. As a child, one of her favorite stories was Peter Pan. Her favorite quote is “To live will be an awfully big adventure.” “These words capture a childish spirit that hopefully is everlasting,” Ally said. “I want to live my life expecting that my story will be grand and that I will find adventure wherever I look.”

Whitney Ward – Driven class The daughter of Larry and Denice Ward, Whitney plans to attend the University of Portland with a major in pre-med. Whitney said the class of 2016 is diverse. “We strive to succeed in sports, academics, music, drama, or agriculture, and that keeps us pushing for bigger and better. Although we are different, we have many similarities which finds us common ground. From the jocks to the nerds (myself included) we are a driven class, with a friendly attitude and desire for change.”

Salutatorian Rosie Konovalov – Dedicated The daughter of Agafia and Dennis Konovalov, Rosie plans to attend Chemeketa Community College and then transfer to study art and psychology. “This years group of valedictorians and I share many qualities. We have dedicated our time and energy to our academics and to the community. We have been involved in different activities like sports, clubs, music classes, and art classes, sometimes all four. We push ourselves to our limits, not settling for just good, but working towards our best.”

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Summer sabbatical

St. Edward’s to explore other ways of worship

By Kristine Thomas

And so it shall be.

When The Rev. Shana McCauley of St. Edward’s Episcopal Church in Silverton first had an inkling of what she wanted to do to keep the church open, she believed it was a truly crazy idea.

In the spring, she met with the church’s board members, who approved the idea. Next, she took it to the The Rt. Rev. Michael C. Hanley, the bishop of the Episcopal Diocese in Portland, and The Rev. Neysa Ellgren, the Canon to the Ordinary, and both gave their blessing.

As out-of-the-box her plan was, she knew she had to do something, because doing nothing wasn’t an option. Every five years, the vicar is supposed to take a sabbatical, McCauley explained, adding she was scheduled to go last year. A myriad of concerns from who would fill in to declining membership and financial questions kept her from going. “If the vicar is gone, so is everyone else,” she said, with a hearty laugh. As she entered her sixth year as the vicar at St. Edward’s, she knew she had to address the question of the church’s future. And she knew if she was going to find an answer, she needed quiet time to think, reflect and pray. Yet, she kept returning to the question who would serve the congregation while she was away. And that’s when she had what she calls the “crazy idea.” “My idea is for the entire church to take a sabbatical this summer,” McCauley, 37, said.

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St. Edward’s is receiving financial support from the Portland diocese to relaunch or replant the church. Starting in June, St. Edward’s will be closed. The congregation will divide into three groups, each attending other churches and places of worship this summer. In June, they will visit Silver Creek Fellowship, Trinity Lutheran in Silverton and Trinity Lutheran in Mount Angel. In July, they will select three Episcopal churches to visit. In August, the groups will reach out to three different places of worship, such as a mosque or a synagogue.

McCauley said by stepping outside their own church and stepping into the community to see and learn how other faiths and churches worship, the congregation will return in the fall renewed and refreshed with ideas on how to take St. Edward’s forward. The groups will meet after each worship service, with the leadership hosting discussions about the service. On the fourth Sunday of each month, the congregation will meet together off-site to celebrate the Eucharist, catch up with each other, welcome newcomers and share information about the different places of worship. In August, the parish will take what they have learned and decide on how to move forward. A grand reopening is planned for Sept. 11.  Founded in 1956, St. Edward’s, like so many mainline churches, has declined in membership for the last several years. Describing this period as the “Second Reformation,” McCauley said many churches are searching for answers on how to serve people, especially when many people believe they do not need a church to have faith. Since about World War II, she said, Sunday morning has gone from a time when people found their sense of identity in church. Now, Sunday morning is busay with athletic tournaments, work or a long list of other things keeping people from attending services. “If people don’t feel they have to go to church to have faith,

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what becomes the church’s place in our society?” she asked. “So the question is, if people don’t feel like they need a church to define their sense of place in the community, then how does the church serve? Who is the church if people don’t feel like they have to be here?” For McCauley, the church is a place to find glimpses of God. “We go to church to share the Gospel,” McCauley said. “The more people I met and share the Gospel with, the more glimpses of God I see. Church is a place to meet and talk and learn about God and God’s love.” With any relationship, it grows and changes over the years. It doesn’t mean that change is easy, McCauley said. “If given the choice of being uncomfortable or comfortable, we all would chose being comfortable,” she said. “But if we don’t do something different or uncomfortable, we may find ourselves going in a direction we don’t want to be going. This is a chance to look at things differently and decide where we want to go and who we want to be in the future.” While some religions will evangelize, McCauley said that is not true for Episcopalians. “We consider ourselves a thinking man’s church. Our

motto at St. Edward’s is ‘Come as you are,’” she said. “We are not big on specific rules. We believe in love God, love yourself and love your neighbor as you love yourself. We are an open-minded community walking together toward God.” McCauley said what is “crazy” about what St. Edward’s congregation is doing is it is the opposite of what makes sense. “We are telling our congregation to go and learn and see what else is out there,” she said. “What could happen is they go and find something that fits them better.” While members are grieving about who they used to be, McCauley said members are also excited to decide what’s next for their church. “We are a searching community and we are figuring out who we are. We do think we have something to offer to this community,” McCauley said. “What is exciting about this sabbatical is we are a community of faith that is actually stepping out in our faith.” St. Edward’s invites community members to explore faiths with them this summer. To join in, email parish@StEdwardSilverton.org.

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something to honor the military. Mount Angel has had many residents serve their country.

Mount Angel resident Henrietta Dill is spearheading a tribute to honor the military, calling it a Salute to Armed Forces. The current figurines at the Mount Angel Glockenspiel will be temporarily replaced with six figurines to honor the six branches of service: the Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marines, Merchant Marines and Navy.

The cost to carve the six military figurines is $30,000. Dill said volunteers will install the figurines as well as do the electrical, mechanical and computer work. She still needs to raise $15,000.

The unveiling of the military tribute will take place Monday, July 4 at the Glockenspiel after Mount Angel’s Fourth of July Parade. The Glockenspiel will feature the military figures July 4 to around Labor Day, when the original carvings will return.

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The carved figures currently in the Glockenspiel will be displayed in businesses in Mount Angel during the summer. The children on the swing will remain in place, but the song will be God Bless America. Dill said she has always wanted to do

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Dill encourages local families who currently have or have had members serve in the military to create a display board, to be displayed in local businesses. The boards can have photographs of the family member, newspaper articles and information on the branch of service. Boards are due Tuesday, June 28, 5 p.m. at Columbia Bank, Mount Angel. Call Dill at 503-845-2569 for additional information.

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The House That Beer Built is a passport, allowing the public to receive one free pint of beer (or nonalcoholic beverage) at 30 locations throughout the Northern Willamette Valley. The passport is $30 and is valid June 1 to Aug. 31. All funds from the sale of the passports go directly to NWV Habitat to cover the construction of a home.

Silverton’s Seven Brides Brewing owner Jeff DeSantis sees this as an opportunity to work together. “This is the best bargain around, $1 pints and it all benefits Habitat for Humanity. I want to challenge everyone to buy a passport and get this home built.”

Michele Finicle, development director of NWV Habitat for Humanity, is thrilled about how supportive the beer community has been. “This is a collaborative effort and a partnership between 30 local breweries, pubs and restaurants from Silverton to Oregon City who have agreed to donate these pints to in order to help provide a hard-working family with a safe, affordable and

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Climb for Clean Air By Kristine Thomas

Mount Angel resident Cathy Cheney thought about it, even considered it, but in the end, she just couldn’t tell Gayle Goschie “no.” Cheney was at The Gallon House in Silverton last December watching the Portland Timbers play in the championship game on TV. When she turned around, she saw Goschie, who asked her out-of-the-blue if she wanted to climb Mount Hood for a good cause. “In my mind, I am thinking there is no way I want to do that,” she recalls. But she told Goschie she would attend a meeting to learn about the American Lung Association’s Climb for Clean Air.

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And she had serious concerns if she could raise the money. Instead of making a decision, little things began to happen, each pointing her in the direction that she needed to accept this challenge. If she was going to make the climb, she said, she knew she had to be in top physical shape – and she would need to know how to do a pull-up, on the off chance she fell into a crevasse. Talking with Silverton Fitness owner Mike Thompson, Cheney discovered his late wife, Elizabeth, had died from asthma. Then she learned her work schedule would be reduced to 32 hours a week, leaving her Fridays off.

“I think I gave Gayle that answer because I was just being polite because I like Gayle so much,” she said, laughing.

She talked with Goschie, who made the climb in 1999 and continues with the program as a volunteer trainer, and Silverton resident Naseem Rakha, who made the climb in 2015.

A full-time photographer for The Portland Business Journal, Cheney, 62, also wasn’t sure she would have the time to fit the training into her already busy schedule.

The more she learned – and the more people she found she knew who had died from a lung disease – the more she needed to say “yes.”

The first intimidating hurdle was asking people to make a donation toward her goal of raising $3,400. Yet, she quickly learned that between the people she and her husband, John Finklea, knew it could be done. On March 19, Thompson organized a fundraiser at Silverton Fitness, netting $1,500. As of May 24, Cheney has raised $5,848.50. “This cause is near and dear to my heart for I lost one of my cousins, Evelyn Reid DeCourseay, to cystic fibrosis at very young age. I took on this challenge in loving memory of her,” Cheney wrote on her American Lung Association’s Climb for Clean Air page. “My hope is that the money I raise will help in the research to eradicate this dreadful disease and no young child will have to suffer with it.” When she makes the climb, Cheney will carry mementos of her cousin, Elizabeth Thompson and Katherine Dunn, who died in May from complications of lung cancer. Dunn and Cheney worked together at Willamette Week.

The climb begins June 7 when the group makes it way to a base camp. At 1 a.m. June 8 they begin the five-hour hike to the summit. Since February, Cheney has participated in training, each hike teaching her valuable lessons. On her first, she was unprepared for the weather. “I look back now and realize how lucky I was,” she said. “Nothing I had with me was waterproof and let me tell you it didn’t just rain, it poured. I survived because it was unseasonably warm and no wind.” Her friends have loaned her clothing, equipment and their support. “This is a great program. It has gotten me out of my comfort zone and given me the goal to reach the summit,” she said. “It’s was something I didn’t think I could do. Now I look at things differently and realize what I can do.” To make a donation, send an email to Cathy Cheney at ccheney@bizjournals.com

We’d like to thank all our runners, walkers, sponsors, volunteers and staff for helping the Fun Run remain one of Silverton’s outstanding celebrations of health, fun and community spirit. Here are the results of the 33rd Annual Silverton Health Fun Run, held May 7.

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5K Male 1st – Haile Stutzman (17:02) 2nd – Eric Jeffers 3rd – Tyler Coxen

1 Mile Male (10 and under) 1st – Cohen Mulick 2nd – Elisha Short 3rd – Brody Kuenzi

5K Female 1st – Stevie Hutzler (21:02) 2nd – Nicole Guyer 3rd – Mckenzie Behr

1 Mile Female (10 and under) 1st – Lauren Ortega 2nd – Lauren Gilkison 3rd – Libby Grogan

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Hands on One of the main reasons I like being a part of a small, rural community is knowing people who still work with their hands. People who own small or family-run businesses, who do the work themselves, who build things from scratch or grow food from seeds. The jobs are often far from glamorous, but for a lot of people there’s a simple satisfaction that comes from good, hard, manual labor. For some reason, perhaps our parents having the good intentions of giving us a “better life,” careers that involve a trade or craft, manual labor or working with your hands, weren’t really encouraged in my generation. It seems like we all grew up hearing, “you need to go to college so you can have more opportunities,” and I totally understand the thinking there, but what about all of the career paths that will be left behind as droves of millennials head towards life in a cubicle?

Why would we want people who do incredibly important jobs such as farmers, contractors, plumbers, carpenters, painters and electricians, feeling like they’re just the leftovers who couldn’t hack it in the corporate world? Shouldn’t we be just as intent on sending our kids towards careers so important to the survival of our society and quality of life as we are about sending them to an office with a water cooler? And for that matter, shouldn’t we be teaching them how satisfying it is to do an “honest day’s work”? There’s a lot to be said for putting in a good, hard day’s work and going home

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‘Aspire to live quietly, to mind your own affairs and to work with your hands.’

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I prep, I cook, I clean, but then I get to leave it at the door.

at the end of the day physically, not just mentally, tired There’s a lot of people who weren’t made to sit at a computer all day and don’t feel fulfilled in an office environment. It took me a while to figure it out, but I’m definitely one of those people. Despite majoring in English at a good liberal arts university and heading straight for a nice, corporate job in the marketing industry, I pretty quickly found myself bored, unfulfilled and depressed. The job that has brought me – by far the most satisfaction often involves being covered in food up to my elbows and sweating over a hot grill on a warm summer night.

The food industry is a lot of hard work, and for some strange reason, not very good pay, but there’s nothing quite like cleaning the kitchen at the end of the night, knowing you’ve just fed 300 people. Glamorous, no. Satisfying, definitely. As my husband and I think about our little family and our experiences with the corporate world versus small businesses, I feel confident in saying that we’ll try to give our kids a clear picture of both sides. We’ll encourage them to pursue an education for the enrichment of their hearts and minds, but also learn the value of a good day’s work making something with their hands.

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Deshler said it takes a lot of raw meat and several trained handlers from the Oregon Wildlife Safari to get the perfect pose. The result? A series of stunning photos to be used in an upcoming ad campaign for the Cheetah Conservation Fund. It was Dr. Laurie Marker, the founder of the Cheetah Conservation Fund, who inspired Deshler to help save this elegant feline. Engineered for speed, the cheetah can accelerate 0-60 mph in 3 seconds. The cheetah has existed for 5 million years, making it the oldest of the big cats. “My desire was to shoot individual as well as intimate portraits of these unique animals and create a body of work that represent this magnificent and world’s oldest cat species that happen to reside right here in Oregon,” Deshler said. A portrait of Deshler’s own life shows he is always up for a challenge and pushing for excellence. A native Californian, Deshler now considers himself an Oregonian, going so

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far as to rebuff a complaint about the rainy weather. “You need water to get all this bounty, water is the blood of life,” Deshler said. “The grass is literally greener here than Los Angeles.” This abundance of life and the natural world is what he treasures and wishes to preserve. Deshler’s motto is “communicate, cultivate and create.” In Oregon, he has found the perfect environment to do all three. Music and photography are the twin strands of Deshler’s creative DNA. Music is his first love and serendipitously led him to a career in photography. Deshler said his mentor and junior high music teacher John Stankiewiz took his students to a weekend jazz festival. Deshler recalls using the camera his father had given him to photograph legendary jazz musician Curtis Mayfield.

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Jon Deshler a man of music, photography The walls of Deshler’s studio are lined with a myriad of jazz greats he has photographed over the years including Count Basie, Peggy Lee and Chet Baker. Deshler’s passion for photography led him to study at the Pasadena Art Center College of Design where he earned a degree, followed by a 30-year career as a commercial photographer. His clients have included Intel, Nokia, Southern Comfort, The Oregon Symphony, Kaiser, Sony and Nike. His work has won awards in both Oregon and New York advertising and design shows.

spontaneity and improvisation. Jazz mirrors life, he said, but life doesn’t come with sheet music.

With his two sons grown, Deshler has the time to court his first love, music. He has played trumpet with Buddy Guy and Steamboat Willie and performed in Los Angeles, New Orleans, Chicago and Portland. He plays pop to rhythm and blues, but jazz is his ultimate creative expression. Unlike the constraints of classical music, jazz thrives on

Deshler and Friends perform Saturday evenings at the Howard Hinsdale Cellars and Bistro in Silverton.

“We create our song off the cuff. The more we embrace spontaneity, the more joyful our life becomes,” Deshler said. He’s played electronic but prefers acoustic because it’s more “organic, tactile and closer to elemental vibrations.” This preference is reflected in his move from Los Angeles to his Marquam home, shared with his St. Bernard, Theo, and three “supermodel hens.”

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datebook Frequent Addresses JFK High, 890 E Marquam St., Mt Angel Mt. Angel Library, 290 Charles St. Silver Falls Library, 410 S Water St. Silverton High, 1456 Pine St. Silverton Senior Center, 115 Westfield The Oregon Garden, 879 W Main St.

Monday Senior Exercise Classes 9:30 a.m., Silverton Senior Center. Yoga or Sit & Be Fit. Monday, Wednesday, Friday.

Silverton AA Meetings

Noon – 1 p.m., St. Edward’s Episcopal Church, 211 W Center St. Every day except Sunday. 503-269-0952

Gordon House Tours

Tours at noon, 1, 2 p.m. Daily. Frank Lloyd Wright’s Gordon House, 869 W. Main St., Silverton. Reservations: 503-874-6006

AA Meetings

8 p.m., Scotts Mills Community Center, 298 Fourth St. Repeats Thursdays, Saturdays. David, 503-383-8327

Tuesday Senior Center Exercise

8 a.m., Silverton Senior Center. Zumba. 9:30 a.m. & 5 p.m. Tai Chi. Also Thursday.

Massage for Seniors

Mt. Angel Library Activities

Saturday Lunch

Chickadees Storytime

Open Mic

10:30 a.m., Mt. Angel Library. Family Toddler Storytime. 11:30 a.m., Indoor Playtime. Free. 12:30 p.m., Silver Falls Library. Ages 3 - 5. 3:30 p.m. Free. Caregiver must attend with children ages 0 - 5. Starts June 22.

Silverchips Woodcarving Sessions

1 – 4 p.m., Silverton Arts Assoc, 303 Coolidge St. Sessions $2/wk. All levels. 503-873-2480 1 p.m., Silverton Senior Center.

Teen Time

3 -4 p.m, Silver Falls Library. Food experiments, anime club, writing workshops, more. Ages 11 - 18. Free. Starts June 22.

Thursday Happy Coloring

10 a.m., Silverton Senior Center. Free coloring for seniors 60 and older.

Baby Bird Storytime 11 a.m., Silver Falls Library. Storytime for ages 0 - 36 months. Free. Caregiver must attend. Repeats Fridays. Starts June 23.

Take Off Pounds Sensibly

6 p.m., St. Paul Catholic Church, 1410 Pine St., Silverton. 503-501-9824

Compassionate Presence Sangha

Pinochle

Overeaters Anonymous

Build @ Library

7 p.m., Borland Gallery, 303 Coolidge St., Silverton. Guided meditation. 971-218-6641 7 – 8 p.m., St. Edward’s Episcopal Church, 211 W Center St., Silverton. Tips, support. All welcome.  503-910-6862

3:30 p.m. Silver Falls Library. Test building skills, provided materials. Age 5 - 11. Free.

Friday

Mt. Angel Library Activities

7:30 a.m., Seventh Day Adventist Church, 1159 Oak St., Silverton. Ann, 503-910-3668

3:30 p.m., Family Storytime. 4:45 - 6 p.m. Tuesday. Lego Club ages 5 and up. Free.

Serenity Al-Anon Meeting

Silverton Toastmasters Duplo Day

5:30 p.m., Silverton  Assembly of God Church, 437 N James St. 503-269-0952

Wednesday

Saturday Silverton Farmers Market

8 a.m., Silverton Inn & Suites, 310 N Water St. Sponsored by Silverton Chamber of Commerce. Network, hear speaker. Free.

9 a.m. - 1 p.m., Town Square Park, Silverton. 503-581-3182, silvertonfarmersmarket.org

Walking Group

10 a.m., Silverton Senior Center. Free walking group. Indoors if raining.

10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Silver Falls Library. Family game day for families with children of all ages. Free. Caregiver must attend.

Knitting 911

Serenity Al-Anon Meeting

10 a.m., Silverton Senior Center. Knitting class for seniors 60 and older. Free.

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6 - 8 p.m., Borland Gallery, 303 Coolidge St., Silverton. Artists reception featuring landscape paintings by Jim Shull, Erik Sandgren, Celeste Bergin, Carol Hansen, Eric Jacobsen, Ulan Mohr, Helen Bouchard. Thru June 26. 503-873-2480,

White Oak June Show

6:30 - 9 p.m., White Oak Gallery, 216 E Main St.. Artist reception for ‘Color through Brush and Thread.’ Painter Peter Fox, fiber artist Carol Heist.

Notices Oregon kids and teens (ages 1 - 18) free summer meals. Adult lunches can be purchased for $1.50 at these locations: St Mary’s Public School, 590 E College St., Mt Angel, June 20 - Aug. 19. Breakfast 7:30 - 8:30 a.m. Monday-Friday. Lunch 11:30 am. - 12:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. Coolidge McClaine Park, 300 Coolidge St., Silverton, June 20 - Aug. 26. Lunch noon - 12:30 p.m.. Monday-Friday. Mark Twain, 425 N Church St., Silverton, June 20 - Aug. 26. Lunch noon - 12:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. Silverton High. June 20 - Aug. 26. Breakfast 7:30 - 8 a.m. Monday-Thursday. Lunch noon - 12:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.

Wednesday, June 1 Actors/Improv Group

7 p.m., Silver Falls Library. Variety of improvisational games. No experience required. Open to adults, high school students. Repeats June 15.

Thursday, June 2 Food, Science Presentations

11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Silver Falls Library. Build with Mega Bloks and Duplo blocks. Ages 0 - 5. Free. Caregiver must attend.

Silverton Business Group

6 - 8 p.m., The Old Oak Oven, 206 Jersey St., Silverton. All ages; all music styles. Amp, mic, chair supplied. No alcohol. Sign-ups 5:45 p.m.. Dana, 503-5099745

‘Intimate Grandeur’ Reception

Free Lunch

Bingo

9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Silverton Senior Center. By Club Massage LLC. $.50 per minute with 5 minute minimum. 503-873-3093 Noon, Silverton Senior Center. Free; seniors 60 and older. Repeats Fridays.

Noon - 1:30 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 500 N Second St., Silverton. Free to all.

Family Game Day

10 a.m., Silverton  Assembly of God Church, 437 N James St. 503-269-0952

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6:30 p.m., Silverton Grange, 201 Division St. Mark Twain Middle School food prep and research project; eighth grade integrated science presentations. Free.

Silverton Scribes

7 - 8:30 p.m., Silver Falls Library, Silverton. Informal writer’s group to share, critique projects. Also June 13.

Scotts Mills City Council

7 p.m., Scotts Mills City Hall, 265 Fourth St. 503-873-5435

Friday, June 3 MOPS Fundraiser

9 a.m. - 3 p.m., 229 Westfield St., Silverton. Furniture, clothing, books, toys.

First Friday in Silverton

7 – 9 p.m. Explore the historic downtown, have dinner, shop, browse through galleries and boutiques. 503-873-5615

Cemetery Club

7 p.m., Brush Creek Playhouse, 11535 NE Silverton Rd. Adults $10. Seniors, children under 12 $8. Tickets available at door or Books-N-Time, 210 N Water St., Ste. B, Silverton. Repeats 7 p.m. June 4, 10, 11, 17, 18; 2 p.m. June 5, 12, 19. 503-508-3682, brushcreekplayhouse.com

Lunaria Artists Reception 7 - 9 p.m., Lunaria Gallery, 113 N Water St., Silverton. “Entrance,” a naturethemed show featuring paintings by Heidi Henrikson-Miner and torn paper collages by Rebekah Rigsby. Loft show, “In the Garden,” includes work by gallery members. Thru June 27. 503-873-7734, lunariagallery.com

Saturday, June 4 Free Fish Day

8 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Silverton Reservoir. Fishing poles, bait, hooks provided. Kiwanis provides free hot dogs, drinks. No cars or boats allowed at reservoir during event. Bus shuttles from Roth’s, Safeway, Silver Falls Library, Church of Nazarene. To volunteer, contact Silverton Together, 503-873-0405. Hosted by Silverton Chapter of the Izaak Walton League of America, Silverton Together, Kiwanis, city of Silverton.

Silver Falls Challenge

9 a.m., Silver Falls State Park. 5K, 6-mile run, kids 1,500-meter run. Pre-registration $35 at racenorthwest.com. Day-of registration $40. Youth run 1,500 free, but must register. Free barbecue follows race. Admission to park is free. 503-874-0201

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Monday, June 6 Silverton City Council

7 p.m., Council Chambers, 421 S Water St.

Mt Angel City Council

7 p.m., Mt Angel Library, 290 E Charles St.

Tuesday, June 7 Senior Blood Pressure Check

9 - 11 a.m., Silverton Senior Center. Free blood pressure checks provided by Silverton Health. S503-873-3093

Caregiver Connection

JFK Graduation

Pizza in the Park

2 p.m., Festhalle, 500 NE Wilco Hwy., Mt Angel.

6 - 8 p.m., Scotts Mills City Park, 330 First St. Enjoy pizza, salad, beverages, games. Suggested donation $5 pizza, $1 beverage. Donations used for park maintenance. Repeats July 21, Aug. 18. 503-873-5435.

Monday, June 13 ‘A Good Life’

1 p.m., Silverton Senior Center. Silverton Health Chaplain, Betty Jo Steele, gives talk on living a good life all the way to the end. Free. Seniors 60 and older. 503-873-3093

4 - 5:30 p.m., Mt. Angel Community Center, 195 E Charles St. Class for anyone who is over 60 and taking care of someone at home. Free. 503-845-6998

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Adult Coloring Night

7 p.m., Silverton Community Center, 421 S Water St. 503-873-5303

6 - 7:30 p.m., Silver Falls Library. Come relax, de-stress with adults conversation, refreshments, coloring. Free.

Silverton Garden Club

7 p.m., Silver Creek Fellowship, 822 NE Industrial Way, Silverton. Dale Small on pruning/spraying, related topics. Refreshments. Free. Sandi, 503-873-5690

Wednesday, June 8 Gardening Talk

2 p.m., Silverton Senior Center. Gardening with Dale Small. Free. Seniors 60 and older.

Thursday, June 9 Silverton High Graduation

7 p.m., Silverton High gymnasium.

Friday, June 10 Chamber Forum Lunch

11:45 a.m., Family Birth Center, 342 Fairview St., Silverton. $12 members with reservation. $15 prospective members or no reservation. Presentation by Marion County Commissioners on status of county and how upcoming budget will affect programs and current levels of service. 503-873-5615, silvertonchamber.org

6:30 p.m., Mount Angel Middle School, 460 E Marquam. 503-845-2345

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Tuesday, June 14 Flag Day Adults Summer Reading Sign-ups

10 a.m. - 9 p.m., Silver Falls Library. Explore ways to improve health. Donate coins to SACA. Earn Friends of the Library book sale coupons, win prizes. 503-873-8796, silverfallslibrary.org

Youth Summer Reading Sign-ups

10 a.m. - 9 p.m., Silver Falls Library. Summer reading program for ages 0 - 18. Participate in programs, earn prizes. Free. 503-8738796, silverfallslibrary.org

Thursday, June 16 Travel Lunch

11 a.m., Silverton Senior Center. Travel lunch with Oregon West. Light lunch provided. RSVP to 503-873-3093

Bingo Blast

Saturday, June 11

Noon, Marquam Methodist Church, 36971 S Highway 213, Mt. Angel. Bingo. Guest speaker Cathy Ralsey, owner of Hot Mama’s Espresso Coffee Shop. Light luncheon, $6.50, with reservations due by June 14 by calling Cathy, 503-999-2291. Presented by Mt. Angel-Silverton Women’s Connection & Stonecroft Ministries.

Community Pancake Breakfast

Pints & Purls

8 - 11:30 a.m., Silverton Senior Center. Family-friendly fundraising event. $5 adults, $3 children 12 and under. Children under 4 eat free. 503-873-3093

Service Animal Presentation

1 p.m., Mt. Angel Towers, 1 Towers Lane. Outreach presentation by Michele Cunningham and her helper, Jolie, on service animals. Free. 503-845-7211

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6 - 8 p.m., Seven Brides Brewing, 990 N. First, Silverton. Meet other knitters, crocheters for an evening of pints and some purls. Hosted by Apples to Oranges. Everyone welcome. 503-874-4901

Brewer’s Tasting Dinner

7 - 9 p.m., Oregon Garden Resort, 895 W Main St., Silverton. Kick off Oregon Garden Brewfest with six-course dinner featuring small plate paired with unique beer from brewers participating in Brewfest. Presented by Venti’s Cafe. $50; limited tickets sold to public. oregongarden.org/ events/brewers-tasting-dinner

Friday, June 17 Oregon Garden Brewfest

Tuesday, June 21 Portland Zoo Trip

8:15 a.m., Silverton Senior Center. 503-8733093 for details.

Alzheimer’s Support Group

2 p.m., Silverton Senior Center. Alzheimer’s support group for spouses. Free. Seniors 60 and older. 503-873-3093

Silver Falls Library Book Club

7 - 8:30 p.m., Silver Falls Library, 410 S. Water St., Silverton. A Sudden Light by Garth Stein. Refreshments. Visitors welcome. Spring, 503-897-8796

American Legion Post 7

7 p.m., Wolfe Building Mezzanine, 201 E Main St., Silverton. 503-871-8160

3 - 11 p.m., The Oregon Garden. 120 handcrafted beers, ciders, mead from 60 breweries across the nation. This year’s event takes place in the forest, complete with fire pits, live music, covered areas. Repeats noon - 11 p.m. June 18, noon - 6 p.m. June 19. Minors welcome noon - 5 p.m. June 18, all day June 19. Tickets $15 $55; oregongarden.org/events/brewfest

Thursday, June 23

Paint N’ Party

Sunday, June 26

6 p.m., Silverton Senior Center. Paint a spring-inspired canvas through guided instruction. $35. Seniors 60 and older. Register at paintnpartyor.com, or pay at senior center. 503-873-3093

Sunday, June 19 Father’s Day Silverton Hills Strawberry Festival

11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Coolidge McClaine Park, 300 Coolidge St. Silverton. Enjoy strawberry delight with biscuits, ice cream, strawberries. $6l free for children under two and over 80. Musical lineup includes The SycoBilly’s, Oregon Valley Boys. Wooden Nickel on hand with barbecue; arts and crafts vendors. Vendor applications at homerdavenport.com. 503-873-5615

Taizé Prayer

7 - 8 p.m., Benedictine Sisters’ Queen of Angels Chapel, 840 S. Main St., Mount Angel. Open to public. 503-845-6773

Monday, June 20 Summer Solstice

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Senior Hearing Screenings

9 a.m. - noon, Silverton Senior Center. Free hearing screenings provided by Willamette Hearing Center ENT. 60+503-873-3093

Pajama Storytime

7 p.m., Silver Falls Library. Storytime for all ages. Free. Caregiver must attend

Scotts Mills Pancake Breakfast

7 a.m. - noon, Scotts Mills Community Center, 298 Fourth St. $5 per person.

Frank Lloyd Wright Birthday

10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Gordon House, 869 W Main St., Silverton. Celebrate Frank Lloyd Wright’s 149th birthday with self-guided tours, cupcakes, beverages. $5, includes ticket for special drawing. 503-874-6006

Tuesday, June 28 Hypnotherapy for Alzheimers

1 p.m., Silverton Senior Center. Free hypnotherapy for Alzheimer patients. Repeats July 12, 26. Sign up: 503-873-3093

Thursday, June 30 Legal Advice

9 a.m. - noon, Silverton Senior Center. Free legal advice by attorney Phil Kelley. Seniors 60+. 503-873-3093

Elder Law Issues

2 p.m., Silverton Senior Center. Elder law issues talk provided by attorney Phil Kelley. Seniors 60 and older. Free. 503-873-3093

Border Collie International

7 - 8 p.m., Silver Falls Library. Performing canine team of rescued border collies. All ages. Free. Caregiver must attend with children ages 0 - 5. 503-873-7633

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Clematis

Clematis – ‘The President’

Clematis

By Ellen Schlesinger Whether your garden is large or small, it can be enhanced by making use of vines. Where space is at a premium, vines and vine-like plants such as climbing roses are particularly desirable because they take up little room in the ground while producing dazzling vertical displays – where the competition from other plants isn’t as fierce. Another reason to plant vines is they are fast growers, teeming with luxurious foliage and masses of flowers the first season or two: almost instant beauty!

Unlike shrubs and perennials, vines characteristically grow up instead of spreading outward although some – passionflower and star jasmine, for instance – can be used effectively as groundcover. Trained vertically or sprawling on the ground, vines can cover a lot of territory, making them invaluable assets. Vines can be put to good use masking unsightly outbuildings or dilapidated fences; they beautifully complement shrubs, trees and perennials; they can add architectural structure to a garden; they make excellent windscreens and they can shine as focal points.

While some vines have tendrils that cling or twine, others will need to be tied and guided up a post, trellis, wall, fence or shrub. Extremely vigorous ones such as climbing hydrangea, clematis armandii, Boston ivy, rambling roses and wisteria have to be hand-pruned to look their best and to ensure they don’t run rampant, smothering everything in their wake.

Deciduous, large-flowered clematis hybrids and rose bushes are a classic pairing. Entire d to matching up these two complementary, free-flowering plants. Try planting purple clematis such as ‘The President’ in front of a red rose such as ‘Mr. Lincoln’ and let it thread its way through the thorny shrub’s branches. In spring, the clematis may bloom while the rose is still just coming into leaf. The showy clematis flowers look terrific backed by the fresh green or bronze foliage the rose provides. And, if they both happen to bloom at the same time, it’s a match made in heaven. Another great pairing is climbing hydrangea (H. anomala and H. anomala petiolaris) and Euonymus fortunei ‘Emerald n’ Gold.’ The hydrangea is a woody, super-vigorous

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vine that can mature to 50 or 60 feet and clings by aerial rootlets. I keep mine at about 7 feet – to keep it from buckling my roof tiles – by pruning it after it blooms in June. The flower clusters resemble heads of cauliflower – large, fluffy and pure white – and look great floating in a bowl of water. ‘Emerald n’ Gold’ euonymus is said to be a bushy shrub, but mine decided to grow long and sinewy, and has made friends with the hydrangea, entwining itself among the larger vine’s sculptural branches. When the hydrangea is in bloom, the euonymus is hardly visible. But in winter, when the hydrangea loses its leaves, exposing its distinctive branches, the euonymus’ bright green and yellow leaves make a striking contrast with the hydrangea’s reddishbrown, peeling bark. Fiveleaf akebia or chocolate vine (Akebia quinata) is a semi-evergreen, twining vine native of East Asia that has a reputation as a rampant (egads!) grower. Perhaps the vine becomes overly energized in the sun? The two I have growing in the shade are luxuriant – and couldn’t be better Continued on Page 3

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behaved. Akebia’s dangling, diminutive, dark-violet flowers appear in early spring and are spicily scented. This is a lovely foliage plant that performs well even in deep shade.

If you want to attract hummingbirds, trumpet vines (Campsis) should be high on your list of must-haves. They are vigorous climbers that will even tolerate poor soil if it drains well. Plant them against a warm wall or fence they will reward you with a profusion of, not surprisingly, trumpetshaped flowers. Worth going for: C. x tagliabuana ‘Mme. Galen,’ sporting dark green leaves and orange-red flowers.

Star jasmine (Trachelospermum jasminoides) isn’t a true jasmine but its scent is every bit as strong and, to my nose, less cloying. This woody, evergreen vine is a twining climber with glossy green leaves and clusters of small, extremely fragrant white flowers. Grow this floriferous vine on a pergola, post, fence or trellis. If pruned and kept shapely, it can be grown – with support – in a container. Be sure to plant it in full sun and where you can enjoy its heavenly perfume. Honeysuckles (Lonicera), like hydrangeas, make our hearts go pitter-patter because of their nostalgic value, but even if you don’t have fond memories of the sweet smell of honeysuckle from your childhood, you will want to grow one or more of these spectacular vines. Scarlet trumpet honeysuckle (L. x brownie ‘Dropmore Scarlet’) is an extremely hardy, longblooming, semi-evergreen, twining climber with long, trumpet-shaped bright scarlet

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flowers. Ever-blooming honeysuckle (L. x heckrottii) is another semi-evergreen climber that bears very fragrant, two-toned flowers that are pink on the outside and yellow-orange within. The vine’s showiest

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flower display is in spring, but under the right conditions, it may bloom again in autumn. There are more than 180 species of honeysuckle; at least one or two deserve a spot in your garden.

Black-eyed Susan vine (Thunbergia alata), a native of tropical Africa, isn’t hardy here, but its cheerful demeanor makes it definitely worth growing as an annual dazzler. The species produces velvety yellow flowers with brown centers. ‘Bakeri’ hybrids are snowy white; ‘Suzie’ hybrids are orange with dark centers. Grow this twining climber with support in a container where you can take advantage of its colorful charm. Ellen Schlesinger writes a monthly gardening column for The Register Guard and is author of A Gaga Gardener’s Guide to Nearby Nurseries, a directory in the Eugene/Springfield area.

16th annual McMinnville Garden Tour & Faire Five gardens have been selected for this year’s Garden Tour on Sunday, June 26 in McMinnville. Garden hosts and tour volunteers will be on-site to offer tips, answer questions, and point out special garden features. As a bonus, the McMinnville Community Garden will be open. Tour gardens are open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tour tickets are $10 each and are tax deductible.

and Washington offering an abundance of unusual perrenials, ornamental grasses, hanging baskets, succulents, and specialty trees. Many other items will be for sale such as one-of-a-kind garden structures and artwork. Faire hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Meanwhile, the Garden Faire will be held on Third and Cowls Streets. Over 30 vendors are scheduled from Oregon

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OSU Gardener’s June Checklist First week: Spray cherry trees for cherry fruit fly and brown rot if fruit is ripening. Spray for codling moth and scab in apple and pear trees. Continue use of pheromone traps for insect pest detection

Blossoms on squash and cucumbers begin to drop: nothing to worry about

Apples and crabapples that are susceptible to scab disease will begin dropping leaves as weather warms. Rake and destroy fallen leaves; spray with summer-strength lime sulfur, wettable sulfur, Immunox or Captan

Control aphids on vegetables as needed by hosing off with water or by using insecticidal soap or a registered insecticide

Plant dahlias and gladioli Learn to identify beneficial insects and plant some insectory plants (alyssum, phacelia, coriander, candytuft, sunflower, yarrow, dill) to attract them to your garden. Check with local nurseries for best selections. Lawn mowing: Set blade at .75 to 1 inch for bentgrass lawns; 1.5 to 2.5 inches for bluegrasses, fine fescues, ryegrasses Spray with Orthene to control adult root weevils in rhododendrons, azaleas, primroses and other ornamentals, or use beneficial nematodes if soil is above 55 degrees F Remove seed pods from rhododendrons, azaleas after blooms drop Prune lilacs, forsythia, rhododendrons and azaleas after blooming Fertilize vegetable garden one month after plants emerge by side-dressing alongside rows Harvest thinnings from new plantings of lettuce, onion and chard Construct trellises for tomatoes, cucumbers, pole beans and ornamental vines Use organic mulches to conserve soil moisture; an inch or two of sawdust, bark dust or composted leaves minimizes evaporation Pick ripe strawberries regularly to avoid fruitrotting diseases

Control garden weeds by pulling, hoeing or mulching

Watch for cabbage worms, 12-spotted beetles on beans and lettuce, flea beetles in lettuce. Remove the pests or treat with labeled pesticides Spray peas as first pods form, if necessary, to control weevils After normal fruit drop in June, consider thinning the rest for larger overall fruit Late this month, begin to monitor for late blight on tomatoes Birch trees dripping means aphids are present; control as needed If indicated, spray cherries for fruit fly at weekly intervals Last week: second spray for codling moth and scab in apple and pear trees Move houseplants outside for cleaning, grooming, repotting and summer growth Make sure raised beds receive adequate water to prevent drought stress in plants Plant sweet corn, other tender vegetables Apply fertilizer to lawns Oregon State University Extension Service encourages sustainable gardening practices. Always identify and monitor problems before acting. First consider cultural controls; then physical, biological and chemical controls (including insecticidal soaps, horticultural oils, botanical insecticides, organic and synthetic pesticides). Always consider the least-toxic approach first. Recommendations in this calendar apply to Oregon’s Willamette Valley.

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Tomatoes for your health By Åke Truedsson Once upon a time the tomato was born in the Peruvian Andes in South America where wild relatives still thrive. A member of the Solanaceae family together with potatoes, bell peppers, all chili peppers and many other plants; tomatoes were used and possibly grown by the Incas and spread to a larger area from what is today Chile to Mexico.

In Mexico, tomatoes were grown and bred into larger forms by Aztecs, who called this vegetable tomatl or xitomatl. Europeans got tomato seeds from the Aztecs; seeds that came to Europe first with Christopher Columbus in 1504 and several years later with Hermán Cortes. While this fruit was well received by the Italians, who boiled it in olive oil with pepper and garlic, England did not feel the same and gave the tomato plant the Latin name Lycopersicum, meaning “wolf peach.” A UK cooking book from 1602 reads “Tomatoes can be eaten if well cooked; if eaten raw, death will come immediately.” In Italy this new fruit was called Pommi di Moro – “Apple from the Moor” (Moors: North Africans living in southeast Spain). The French got the Italian name slightly wrong, calling it Pomme d’amour – “love apple” – its northern European name for some time. This name caused the U.S. Catholic Church to classify tomato growing as sinful; at least one priest was dismissed from duties for growing tomatoes. Much later, the name tomato was adopted from the Aztec Indians. Despite its dramatic history, tomatoes eventually conquered the world and have become one of our important food crops with a yearly production of around 100 million tons. So what is a tomato? It contains at least 93 percent water and only 14 calories per 100 grams, so to live off tomatoes alone would require eating many pounds a day. However, the remaining 7 percent is packed with multiple carotenoids as well as chlorogenic acid, sophorin, p-courmaric acid and flavonoids together with minerals (potassium, calcium, phosphorous, iron, copper, cobalt, chromium), vitamins (C, E, B1, B6, pro A, folic acid) and

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is high in fiber, making the tomato one of the most healthy, disease-preventing plant fruits on earth. Unfortunately, many of the foods we eat and drugs we take are carcinogenic and may contribute to heart disease, stroke, diabetes, dementia diseases, early aging and more. The nutrition provided in tomatoes includes some key antioxidants that prevent reactive products from attacking DNA where damage can convert a normal cell into a cancer cell. They also prevent the creation of fat enclosures – plaque – in blood vessels that contribute to heart attacks or stroke. They also reduce both oxidation and levels of “bad cholesterol.” Tomatoes also contain high levels of potassium, a mineral that reduces blood pressure and helps prevent heart attack. Research has shown a notable reduction in pre-eclampsia in pregnant women who regularly consume tomatoes. Doing so also improves eye function and reduces the risk of osteoporosis in elderly people; it is also said to increase fertility, at least for men. In addition, eating tomatoes is linked with a lesser chance of contracting Type 2 diabetes and prevents wrinkles! So what are we waiting for?

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State track standouts Kennedy High’s track and field teams both finished in the top 10 at the Class 2A state meet May 19-20 at Hayward Field in Eugene. The boys squad finished ninth with 29 points and the girls team was 10th with 22.5. It was the sixth consecutive top 10 finish for the Trojans’ girls squad.

“I was very happy with how our team performed at state,” Kennedy coach Steve Ritchie told Our Town. “Nearly every Kennedy athlete was right at or near their season bests, and they showed a lot of composure and confidence.” Junior Bishop Mitchell led the way for the boys, scoring 23 points. Mitchell took second in the long jump (21-6), second in the 200 (23.08), fourth in the pole vault (12-6) and anchored the Trojans’ 4x100 relay squad to a second-place finish. The Kennedy foursome of Nick Perez, Brandon Rendon, Zach Garcia and Mitchell ran 44.89 and came within 0.03 seconds of tying the school record. It was the highest finish at state by a Kennedy 4x100 boys relay team. “It was all right,” Mitchell enthused about his two-day run. “I’ve got some stuff to improve on and I look forward to next year. I’ve got no regrets. There were a lot of lessons learned.” Kaylin Cantu shined for the Kennedy girls, taking second in the 1,500 in a personal best 4:47.51 and also taking fifth in the 800 in 2:24.88, just 0.01 off of her PR. Other athletes scoring points for the Trojans were Abby Frey (fourth in the javelin, 102-1), freshman Alejandra Lopez (sixth in 1,500 in 5:12.96) and

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Kennedy baseball, softball first in league; Foxes softball second in conference continued for page 22 was hard watching your teammates doing something you have been doing most of your life. It gave me that energy to just come out here and do it.” And it took every ounce of energy she had. Oster moved from seventh to second on her final throw, uncorking a 122-9 to finish runner-up to Madeline Thompson of Sandy, who opened with a 134-8 that easily stood up. “When I got to my last throw I said ‘I don’t care if it goes far … I’m just gonna have fun,’ “ said Oster. “And luckily it went far and I got second.” “That was a very competitive field,” Foxes coach Erik Cross told Our Town. “There were a lot of 117s and 119s. I’m very proud of her. She’s had a great season.” Cross said that throws coach Craig Porter had helped Oster by working with her on some technique issues. “She just kind of put them all together right at the right time,” Cross said.

Oster Paradis, Cameron and Desiree Sinn ran helped lead the other three legs on the relay. the Foxes The Silverton boys finished 14th with to sixth 21.5, led by high jumper Colton Myers, place in the who won the event with a leap of 6-2. girls team Four other athletes also cleared 6-2, but race with Myers was the only one who made it over 24 points. the bar on his first attempt. Also scoring Senior for the boys were Brock Rogers, who Maddie took second in the 110 hurdles (14.85) Fuhrman and seventh in the 300 hurdles (40.23) finished a and Ian Rush, who tied for seventh in sterling high the pole vault (12-6). The Foxes’ 4x400 school career relay team of Brandon Bates, Sam Roth, by finishing Hosea Catterall and Austin Haskett sixth in took ninth, and Roth finished ninth in Silverton’s Tess Oster the 1,500 the 1,500. (4:41.94), 80882 Baseball/softball: Baseball and softball fourth in the 800 (2:16.98) and anchoring Our place Town playoffs have begun in earnest. Silverton the 4x400 relay team to fourth baseball, which finished fifth in the Mid(4:05.80). Furhman finished in the top 06/01/16 Willamette Conference, lost its Class 5A eight seven times in the past three state 1/4 pg (5” x 5.5”) play-in round game May 18 at Churchill, meets. jlr 5-0, to finish 11-16. Also contributing for the Silverton girls Five Foxes baseball players received was Baylie Cameron (7th in 300 hurdles honorable mention on the all-MWC (47.43)and freshman Jori Paradis, who team: pitcher Colton Meyer, catcher finished eighth in the 800 (2:21.28).

Tanner Lanear, first baseman Kirk Martinson, shortstop Brice Shippen and infielder Grant Roth. The Foxes’ softball team, meanwhile, avoided the play-in round by finishing second in the MWC behind champion Lebanon. Silverton entered the playoffs as the No. 10 seed with a 17-9 record. Sophomore Maggie Roth was named one of the two first-team catchers on the all-MWC softball team. She was joined on the first team by shortstop Maggie Buckholz and second baseman Daisy Hernandez. Pitcher Alex Molloy and outfielders Katelyn Hickam and Lindsey Orr were named to the second team, while outfielder Whitney Ward received honorable mention. Kennedy, meanwhile, reeled in a pair of championships, with the softball team cruising to a 10-0 league record in the Tri-River and a 16-5 overall mark that earned the Trojans the No. 5. Seed in the Class 2A-1A playoffs. The baseball team, which has won or

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threesome of Nicole Worden, Ashley Kuenzi and Brunkal took 10th. Guenther took 12th in showmanship and trail equitation and 13th in saddle seat equitation, while Guenther and Nicole Kuenzi were 15th in working pairs, and Guenther, Starrs and Nicole Kuenzi were 15th in Canadian flags.

Equestrian: Silverton took 12th among large teams at the OHSET state equestrian championships held May 11-15 at the Deschutes County Fair and Expo Center in Redmond. The Foxes’ drill team captured the state title for the third consecutive year. Competing for Silverton were senior Elsie Guenther (captain), senior Nicole Kuenzi, senior Hannah Brunkal, senior Angeline Starrs, junior Brienne Hook and sophomore Hannah Zurbrugg.

Boys soccer: Foxes senior Aiden Bahr will play college soccer at the University of Northwestern-St. Paul in Minnesota. Bahr was an honorable mention all-MidWillamette Conference pick this past year when Silverton took third in the MWC, finished 7-6-3 overall and advanced to the round of 16 of the Class 5A tournament before falling 1-0 to eventual state champion Hood River Valley. UNW-St. Paul is an NCAA Division III school that plays in the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference.

The drill team win provided 40 of Silverton’s 101 team points. Hook, Starrs and Zurbrugg teamed up to take eighth in team penning, while another Foxes

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If I wanted to destroy a nation, I wouldn’t use an army, airstrikes or missiles. I would use lines. I would draw lines between people and constantly remind them how different they are from one another. I would remind poor people how rich other people are. I would remind Americans of African, Hispanic, Asian and European descent how different they are from each other. I would remind religious groups how different they are, from one another and from non-believers. I would remind city folks how different they are from rural folks, and vice versa. I would reminder Southerners how different they are from Northerners, Easterners how different they are from Westerners. By the time I was done, the nation would be sliced and diced in a hundred different ways. No one would identify with anyone beyond their small circle of friends. No one would trust anyone, for fear that they were getting a better deal, in life or from the government.

politician after another tries to convince us that we’re getting a bum deal, and the only way to get a better deal is to vote for them and turn to the government to solve all of our problems.

The government would be seen as the source of almost everything — jobs, money, education. Everything would be courtesy of the largeness of the government and the people in charge. Yes, that’s how you do it. That’s how you destroy a nation. It’s not my idea. It’s been done before, and I believe it’s being done right here and right now. Politicians are playing one group off against another. The rich, the poor, the black, the white, the Hispanics all are being played for pawns in a high-stakes game of campaign chess.  Pick a candidate, pick a major party, and you see these cynics invoke the most base of human emotions. Fear, greed, hatred, jealousy — they’re all present as one

I reject that premise, and I hope you do, too. I look around the grocery store, or the movie theater or any place people gather, and I see my brothers and sisters. All colors, all shapes, all sizes. Each is a man or woman of good will, beautiful in a unique way.  Yes, there are a few misguided souls, struggling with inner hurt, or drugs or alcohol. Yes, there are people who insist on “me first” instead of making sure there’s plenty for everyone. We as a nation will thrive when we again embrace one another and work together.  I’m not naive. I know we as a nation have problems. But we’ll solve them when we all can sit at the table and discuss those problems. We’ll solve them when we can talk about facts and not fears, about seeking a solution instead of winning a contest.

And I really mean work. President John Kennedy did not implore the nation to seek handouts of every kind — a recurring theme of this political season. He said, “Ask not what your country can do for you. Ask what you can do for your country.” You don’t hear that much these days, except from veterans, members of the military and others stuck on the oldfashioned notion that we are the ones who owe our heart and allegiance to a great nation, not the other way around. Years ago, I remember protesters at the Pentagon urging on their fellow travelers. If everyone went to that building they could lift it up, they were told. I’ve taken a few physics classes in my day, and I believe whoever came up with that idea probably missed a few classes. But I do know this. I know that if we as Americans — all ethnicities, all backgrounds and all ages — join hands and work together, we can lift this nation up. Together.

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COUNTRY/ACREAGE Water front property. Bring on your plans and dreams for a Family home with room to spread out. Fenced backyard new home. Beautiful 1.100 Acres along the Abiqua. Seller states this lot has a well but no other info. The lot next to this property is also listed for sale MLS# 702893 Call Marcia at ext. 318. (WVMLS#702891)

LAND/ACREAGE CONSTRUCTION #T2281 NEW TO THE MARKET $444,900

and large RV parking area. Home includes 4 bedrooms and 2.5 baths, gas fireplace, tile counters in kitchen and baths, central vacuum system, and lots of storage. Corner lot is large and level with plenty of privacy. Easy commute to Salem or Portland. Call Chuck at ext. 326

SILVERTON STAYTON/SUBLIMITY

LAND/ACREAGE HUBBARD

(WVMLS#699150)

(WVMLS#700862)

#T2263 CUSTOM HERR CONSTRUCTION 3BR, 2BA 1797sqft Call Meredith at ext. 324 or Ryan at ext. 322 $328,700 (WVMLS#698000) #T2273 FANTASTIC VALLEY VIEWS 3 BR, 2.5BA 2644 sqft. Call Meredith at ext. 324, Ryan at ext. 322 $389,900 (WVMLS#699149) NEW! – #T2298 SINGLE FAMILY HOME 2BR, 1BA 912sqft Call Meredith at ext. 324 or Ryan at ext. 322 $166,900 (WVMLS#703415) SOLD! – #T2276 ALMOST AN ACRE IN TOWN 4 BR, 2BA 1826 sqft..890 acres Call Meredith at ext. 324, Ryan at ext. 322 $349,800 (WVMLS#699420) #T2282 CREEK FRONTAGE/MULTI-USE 5 BR, 3BA 3937 sqft.Call Meredith at ext. 324, Ryan at ext. 322 $398,900 (WVMLS#700697) SOLD! – #T2280 SILVERTON BUNGALOW 2 BR, 1BA 888 sqft.Call Meredith at ext. 324, Ryan at ext. 322 $167,909 (WVMLS#700508) #T2278 FIXER WITH OLDER CHARM 3BR, 1.5BA 1946 sqft. Call Michael at ext. 314 $129,900

SILVERTON

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TOWN

COUNTRY

COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL

#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 4BR, 4.5BA 3680 sqft.1.510 acres Call Chuck at ext. 325 $489,900 (WVMLS#701127) #T2287 YOUR OWN PARADISE 3BR, 2BA 1708 sqft. Call Marcia at ext. 318 $425,000 (WVMLS#702213) #T2286 COUNTRY PROPERTY 2BR, 1BA 938 sqft. 3.31 Acres Call Michael at ext. 314 $324,900

TOWN

#T2233 2 ACRE LOT 2 acres Call Chuck at ext. (WVMLS#693008)

TOWNWOODBURN KEIZER COUNTRY

BARELAND/LOTS #T2177 BREATHTAKING VIEWS 9.8 acres bare

TOWN

(WVMLS#701628)

land. Call Chuck at ext. 325 $289,000 WVMLS#685987) #T2287 YOUR OWN PARADISE 3BR, 2BA 1708 sqft. Call Marcia at ext. 318 $425,000

(WVMLS#682938)

LAND/ACREAGE

SILVERTON

(WVMLS#702893)

NEW! – #T2293 WATER FRONT PROPERTY 1.100 Acres Call Marcia at ext. 318 $179,000

COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL HUBBARD FOR LEASE/COMMERCIAL FOR RENT TOWN TOWN #T2248 PARK LIKE SETTING 2BR, 2BA 1590 KEIZER WOODBURN sqft.17.680 acres Call Chuck at ext. 325 $449,500 BARELAND/LOTS TOWN #T2275 WONDERFULLY REMODELED HOME COUNTRY 4BR, 3.5BA 3590 sqft. Call Meredith at ext. 324, AUMSVILLE/TURNER Ryan at ext. 322 $567,000 WOODBURN (WVMLS#702891)

(WVMLS#702213)

#T2248 PARK LIKE SETTING 2BR, 2BA 1590 sqft.17.680 acres Call Chuck at ext. 325 $449,500

STAYTON/SUBLIMITY COUNTRY

(WVMLS#697769)

LAND/ACREAGE

#T2286 CANBY – COUNTRY PROPERTY 2BR, TOWN NEW HOME CONSTRUCTION 1BA 938 sqft. 3.31 Acres Call Michael at ext. 314 $324,900 (WVMLS#701628) IN TOWN NEW NEW! – #T2296 MONMOUTH – PRICED TO SELL COUNTRY/ACREAGE 3BR, 2BA 1236COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL sqft Call Chuck at ext. 325 $199,900 (WVMLS#703305)

LAN

FOR LEASE/COMMERCIAL FOR RENT

NEW! – #T2295 IDAHNA – OWN PRIVATE STAYTON/SUBLIMITY RETREAT 4BR, 2BA 1150 sqft..830 acres Call BARELAND/LOTS Meredith at ext. 324 or Ryan at ext. $189,000 (WVMLS#703350)

TOWNWOODBURN KEIZER LAND/ACREAGE COMM TOWN

AUMSVILLE/TU FOR

COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL WOODBURN

COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL

TOW

FOR RENT BARELAND FOR LEASE/COMMERCIAL FOR RENT TOWNWOODBURN KEIZER TOW TOWNWOODBURN KEIZERBARELAND/LOTSOTHER COMMUNIT TOWN BARELAND/LOTS

TOWN

HOME 3BR, 2.5BA 1512sqft Call Meredith at ext. 324 or Ryan at ext. 322 $169,300

(WVMLS#703318)

#T2282 CREEK FRONTAGE/MULTI-USE 5 BR, FOR LEASE/COMMERCIAL 3BA 3937 sqft.Call Meredith at ext. 324, Ryan at ext. 322 $398,900 (WVMLS#700697)

FOR RENT

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WOODBURN

AUMSVILLE/TURNER

WOODBURN

OTHER COMMUNITI Call Micha at 503-873-1425

OTHER COMMUNITIES or see them on our website

www.silvertonrealty.com

(WVMLS#699438)

IN TOWN NEW HOME CONSTRUCTION

COUNTRY/ACREAGE ourtownlive.com 303 Oak Street • Silverton • www.silvertonrealty.com OTHER COMMUNITIES 503.873.3545 • 1-800-863-3545

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(WVMLS#695519)

(WVMLS#695519)

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TOWN

IN AUMSVILLE/TURNER

#T2265 2.13 UNDEVELOPED ACRES 2.13 acre #T2219 45 DIVIDABLE Acres. Call MiIN TOWN NEW ACRES HOME45CONSTRUCTION lot. Zoned ID Call Chuck at ext. 325 $299,000 chael at ext. 314 $610,000 (WVMLS#692414) (WVMLS#698462) #T2265 2.13 UNDEVELOPED ACRES 2.13 acre #T2284 COLONIAL HOME ON ACREAGE 4BR, lot. Zoned ID Call Chuck at ext. 325 $299,000 4.5BA 3680 sqft.1.510 acres Call Chuck at ext. 325 (WVMLS#698462) $489,900 (WVMLS#701127) NEW! – #T2299 LOT CLOSE TO TOWN .450 Acres Call Meredith at ext. 324 or Ryan at ext. 322 #T2289 WONDERFUL MOUNTATIN VIEWS 3BR, $76,900 (WVMLS#703418) 2.5BA 1457sqft Call Meredith at ext. 324 or Ryan at ext. 322 $214,700 (WVMLS#702430) NEW! – #T2294 READY FOR YOU TO BUILD 1.090 Acres Call Marcia at ext. 318 $162,000 NEW! – #T2297 WONDERFUL COMMON WALL

STAYTON/SUBLIMITY

SOLD! – #T2288 PRIVATE MANUFACTURED HOME 2BR, 2BA 960sqft Call Meredith at ext. 324 or Ryan at ext. 322 $16,900 (WVMLS#702045) #T2283 ROOM TO SPREAD OUT 4BR, 2.5BA 2325 sqft.Call Chuck at ext. 325 $314,900 (WVMLS#700862) #T2281 NEW TO THE MARKET 4BR, 2.5BA 2488 sqft. Call Michael at ext. 314 $444,900 (WVMLS#700923)

COU

#T2262 CASCADIA – PERFECT MOUNTAIN IN TOWN NEW GET-AWAY 1BR, 0BA 912 sqft. Call Chuck at ext. COUNTRY/ACREAGE 325 $69,000 (WVMLS#698080)t #T2261 WOODBURN – NICE GEM 4BR, 1.5BA OTHER COMMUNITIE 1232 sqft. Call Christina at ext. 315 $147,000

WOODBURNCOUNTRY/ACREAGE

#T2165 LOT #62 IN SILVER CLIFF ESTATES .12 Acre lot. Call Chuck at ext. 325 $32,000

SILVE

OTHER HUBBARD HU FOR RENT TOWN KEIZER TOWNWOODBURN BARELAND/LOTS TOWN TOWN SILVERTON COUNTRY AUMSVILLE/TU WOODBURN HUBBARD

325 $189,500 FOR LEASE/COMMERCIAL FOR RENT

COUNTRY/ACREAGE

(WVMLS#700900)

SILVERTON

In Silverton’s Abiqua Heights! This home is in excellent condition. A custom built one level rancher in 2007. This EnCOMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL ergy Star home was built with many green features. A 4BR, 2.5BA, 2488sqft. with several handicap amenities. This home FOR LEASE/COMMERCIAL also features; an open great room w/ gas fireplace, walk-in shower and jetted tub, double ovens, pantry, bar area with granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, den, French doors to covered patio, and many more. Additional attic storage. Call Michael at ext. 314 (WVMLS#700923)

STAYTON/SUBLIMITY

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