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Contents Something To Talk About

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New principal for SHS................4 Keeping schools drug free.........5 School News

MASD creating new game plan..6 Update

Legacy, Silverton Health merge..7 Briefs

Free lunches for kids.................9 Bobbie Day for dog fans............9 Something Fun

Brewfest moves to forest........10 Man About Town................11 Sports & Recreation

McGinnis turf project begins....12 Your Health

Eating local for pain relief.......13 Marketplace......................13

On the cover

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Something To Talk About

Celt to Fox

Justin Lieuallen new Silverton High principal

By Kristine Thomas

“I’m anxious to meet the staff and students of Silverton High School as well as parents and community members in the local and surrounding areas,” Lieuallen said. “I look forward to the work and celebrations ahead of us.

Justin Lieuallen will be trading in his blue and white spirit wear for orange and black as he prepares to cheer for the Foxes, rather than the Celts. The assistant principal at McNary High School in Keizer for 13 years, Lieuallen was named the new principal of Silverton High School, pending approval of the Silver Falls School board on June 13. Our Town went to press before the meeting. At McNary, Lieuallen, 45, is responsible for curriculum, master schedule, testing, counseling and provides administrative oversight for ELL, AVID and special education programs in the 2,150-student school. “He brings a host of experiences and skills to Silverton High School,” Silver Falls Superintendent Andy Bellando said.  Before joining the McNary staff, Lieuallen taught science and coached wrestling for six years at Westview High School in the Beaverton School District. Lieuallen holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Pacific University. Lieuallen replaces Mark Hannan, who will become principal at Silver Crest Elementary School. Lieuallen said he was excited when he learned of the opening, and after doing some research on SHS and the district’s Strategic Visioning Plan, he was compelled to apply. “In addition to seeing an alignment between the district’s beliefs and my own, I also felt that my experiences of growing up in a similar community and having dadadf become very familiar with Silverton’s

When asked what people should know about him, Lieuallen said he’s a family man with rural roots and a strong appreciation for academics, sports, and the arts.

Justin Lieuallen takes over as Silverton High principal July 1

neighbor to the west (Keizer) over the past 13 years, has positioned me to build a robust and enduring relationship with Silverton and its surrounding communities,” Lieuallen said. Bellando said it was a comprehensive and thorough process to select a new principal for Silverton High, including having the candidates interviewed by a school, community, student and administrative panels. Each panel gave their recommendations to determine the finalists. “In the end, Lieuallen was chosen for the job,” Bellando said. The superintendent said Lieuallen is excited to begin this new chapter. Bellando and Lieuallen are scheduled to visit SHS before June 17 so Lieuallen can meet staff members. He begins the new job July 1.

“I believe it is my duty as a school leader to ensure that our students feel connected to their school and community, have equitable access to the resources we offer and that our staff members are provided the appropriate resources, guidance and support to ensure that our students obtain optimal benefit from their education,” Lieuallen said. Bellando said Lieuallen brings to Silverton High School extensive experiences as both a teacher and administrator at the high school level. “He is involved in his community, has led numerous small and large staff improvement practices and comes with high praise from teachers, classified staff members and administrators,” Bellando said.  “He is a good communicator and his personality will be a good fit for Silverton High School.” Lieuallen credits a high school teacher and coach for inspiring him to pursue a career in teaching and coaching. “He taught me how one person, who is dedicated to supporting students at almost any cost, can make a difference in a teenager’s life,” Lieuallen said.

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Offer made on Eugene Field site Less than a week on the real estate market and a buyer has made an offer on Eugene Field Elementary School, 410 N. Water St. On June 1, the Silver Falls School Board of Directors met in executive session for about an hour to discuss the details of the offer. All information discussed in executive session is restricted from being reported by the press. The board came out of executive session into regular session and Board Chair Tim Roth announced an offer had been submitted on the Eugene Field property. “The district is beginning negotiations with the prospective buyer,” Roth said. Built in 1921, the Spanish Mission style one-story property is listed by Sperry Van Ness in Salem. According the sales brochure, the property is listed for $1.45 million. The 35,000 square foot building on 3.46 acres was on the market less than a week before an offer was made. June 16 will be the last day the Silver Falls School District uses the school, with the kindergarten through second grade students moving to the Mark Twain site, and the sixth to eighth grade students to the Silverton Middle School on Schlador street.

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Safety check

Administrators work to keep drugs out of schools

By Kristine Thomas Silverton High School Assistant Principal Jodi Drescher and Kennedy High School Principal Sean Aker are keenly aware of the problem. On both high school campuses, there have been indications some students are attending school under the influence of an illegal drug or alcohol or selling/buying drugs on campus. “While it’s here, it’s not overtaking the school,” Drescher said. On a scale of 1 to 10 with 10 being the worst, Drescher rates the drug problem at SHS a 4 to 5, while Aker said the drug problem at KHS is a 3. Both administrators said alcohol and marijuana tend to be what some students are using, along with abuse of prescription drugs. With the goal of making high school a safe place for everyone, both administrators are taking steps to ensure that happens. “Students and staff members should not have to worry about someone being under the influence or selling drugs on school grounds,” Drescher said. “I want to make sure that’s not happening.” On Friday, May 27, the police officers from Keizer, Woodburn, Stayton and Silverton Police departments and Marion County Sheriff’s Office conducted a drug search of Silverton High School. Drescher said the search was prearranged with law enforcement officials, who brought in four drug sniffing dogs. Although the dogs got more than 10 hits – meaning they detected the smell of a drug on an item – no drugs were found on school grounds. Two students, however, reportedly had LSD in their possession, took it and were sent home with their parents. Drescher said the school resource officer, staff members and herself have noticed suspicious behaviors that are indicative of possible drug use. She said she has observed behavior that indicated drugs were being sold on campus. Drescher emphasized it is illegal to possess or use drugs on school grounds. With marijuana becoming legal in the state of Oregon, Drescher said the drug is more readily available for students.

“I think the attitude has changed about using marijuana and some students consider using it the same as alcohol,” Drescher said. What may surprise some community members is the informants are often the students, Drescher said. “For the most part, kids are pretty honest. They will come to us and report a friend who smells of marijuana,” Drescher said. “They don’t do it to get the person in trouble but they report the problem because they genuinely care about the student.” Generally, students use drugs to escape the realities of their life or to self-medicate, Drescher said, adding she has seen an increase in anxiety in students. Drescher said if a student admits to being under the influence of a drug, the student is required to take drug and alcohol assessment. “We will tell students there are consequences for using at school but the consequences are not the end of the world,” Drescher said. “We work with parents and we ask the student to follow what is set forth on the drug and alcohol assessment.” Drescher added the assessment is done by an agency such as Bridgeway. The overall goal is to provide the student with the help he or she needs, she added. A student who admits to being under the influence while on campus will face a suspension, while a student who gets caught for selling or buying drugs on campus will face expulsion, she said. Drescher said it is across the board on who is using drugs – from freshmen to seniors. “It all depends on who they hang with and who their peer group is,” she said. JFK Principal Sean Aker said he and his staff look at student behavior and student data to identify trends that may indicate a student is using drugs.

alledged drug use this year. “Students with whom we've intervened do not seem to think it is a big deal,” Aker said. “They cannot see the long range outcomes of their violations. Students using have reported to self-medicate, indicating dependency.” Aker said students and staff at JFK care about the wellbeing of one another. “Although we have a zero tolerance policy and those caught using will be recommended for expulsion, we will continue to provide for the needs of all of our students, in or out of the building,” Aker said.

Signs a student may be using drugs With summer break, both Aker and Drescher said parents need to know where there children are, who they are spending time with, and make clear their expectations on using drugs or alcohol. If a parent suspects a child is using drugs, Drescher said they should look for a change in behavior that can range from irritability to aggressiveness to lack of motivation. “Some parents might say, ‘Well, that is every teenager,’ but parents know their children and know if something is off,” Drescher added. Parents should also look for signs such as a student who has a job but no money or items to show for where money is being spent and a change in peer group. If parents are concerned their child is using drugs, Aker recommends parents contact their medical professional or Marion County Division of Mental Health. “I would strongly dissuade parents from turning to the Internet or social media, as many times the information obtained is worse-case scenario or general at best,” Aker said. The more a student feels connected to school, the less likely they are to use drugs, Drescher said.

When he receives a valid report and there is probable cause “Keep your children busy through sports, working, chores a student is using or selling drugs on campus, Aker said and volunteering to avoid giving them idle time,” Aker said. there is a search of all areas pertaining to the situation. For “Be an example,” he added. “Your kids will reflect your the 2015-16 school year, Aker said there have been two Have home toofrent?behaviors, Call us! searches, adding he has dealt with only aafew incidents the bad and the good.”

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Winslow said there are three major goals for teachers and administrators: Improve the district’s climate and reduce turnover of students and staff; develop effective teaching strategies and create professional learning communities; and empower teachers and support teacher leadership.

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With the help of a Department of Education School District Collaboration grant, the Mt. Angel School District is addressing these challenges. The district received $127,000 this year, and will get about $100,000 for 2016-17.

Winslow says the district’s goal is student learning and growth. But, she says, there are issues how to achieve and measure growth. “We need to build that shared mission and make sure we are always focused on that,” she said. The district will begin a strategic planning process in August by involving community members, board members, administrators and teachers with the goal of articulating that “shared mission” and how the district plans to reach its goals. A district priority is attracting and retaining highly skilled teachers. Too often, Winslow said, teachers leave a smaller district for a larger one or decide to become an administrator. By “empowering” teachers and offering them more autonomy and opportunities, it will help make the Mt. Angel School District a great place to work, she said. “This is a big shift,” Winslow said. “There has always been a hierarchy of decision makers (in the schools) and there still

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Silverton Health, Legacy joined forces on June 1

By Kristine Thomas It’s one example of how the alignment between Silverton Health and Legacy Health will benefit its patients. Legacy Silverton Medical Center President Sarah Fronza shared how a baby was recently born prematurely in Silverton. Although it was a successful delivery, the baby needed extra care. A call was made to Randall Children’s Hospital at Legacy Emanuel, where the infant was taken. “Our commitment is to take care of our patients in our community,” Fronza said. “The advantage is we now have partners who we can work with if our patients need additional care. This baby was best served at Randall Children’s Hospital.” And that is one of the reasons the alignment between Silverton Health and Legacy Health took place – so both can have the resources and the staff to provide patients with the best possible medical care. The name may have changed slightly, but the vision, mission and dedication to Silverton and surrounding communities will remain the same, she added. On June 1, Silverton Health became Legacy Silverton Medical Center, the seventh of Legacy Health’s medical centers and the only one in Marion County. All of Silverton Health clinics and facilities and its employees are now part of Legacy Health.

A sweet thank you To say thank you and celebrate the partnering with Legacy Health, the Silverton Health Governing Board decided to do something special for the Silverton community. They will be serving free strawberry delight with biscuits, ice cream and strawberries, as long as supplies last. A tradition since 1951, the Silverton Hills Strawberry Festival is 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, June 19 – Father’s Day – at Coolidge -McClaine City Park. Bring a picnic and enjoy free music, visit the crafts fair or purchase a meal from the Wooden Nickel. 503-873-5615 for information With Legacy since 2009, Newcomb has a long and varied career as a physician and administrator. Newcomb and Fronza spent June 1 meeting with employees at Legacy Silverton and June 2 at the Woodburn clinic. At both locations, they were met by employees who are excited for the change.

“Silverton Health is its people,” Fronza said. “Our community will benefit from a strong partnership.”

Newcomb said sometimes when two health care organizations align, it takes some work to be on the same page. That isn’t the case with Legacy and Silverton Health, he said.

Fronza met with Mike Newcomb, D.O. and Legacy’s chief operating officer.

“We have the same culture,” he said. “Most affiliations do not go this smoothly.

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For us it has because we have been on the same page from the first meeting.” One of the main reasons the transition has gone well, Fronza said, is because there is a cultural compatibility. “There is an incredible synergy to come together and make things better for our patients.” Legacy has pledged to invest $60 million into ongoing and growing programs and services for Silverton. This month, Fronza said, Legacy

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In the Silver Falls School District, the program begins Monday, June 20 and ends Friday, Aug. 26. Lunch will be served Monday through Friday to all children. There is no need to register to receive a free lunch. Lunches are available at: Silverton High School Cafeteria, 1456 Pine St., noon to 12:30 p.m. Mark Twain School Ball Field, 425 N Church St., 11 to 11:30 a.m.

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In the Mount Angel School District, the program runs June 20 to Aug. 19 at St. Mary’s Public School, 590 E. College St. Breakfast is served 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. and lunch 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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By James Day The Oregon Garden Brewfest is moving to the forest for its12th celebration of beer. All of the beer, food, music, crafts and fun will be headquartered in the Rediscovery Forest instead of the Schmidt Pavilion. “We have really outgrown the building that has hosted the event for the last 11 years,” said Sara Hammond, regional marketing manager for The Oregon Garden. “Last year, we changed our dates from April to June so that attendees could experience the garden in full bloom, and we wanted to continue that focus on our unique and gorgeous venue. “When looking for a new location, the Rediscovery Forest was the obvious choice.”

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The forest, which served as the venue for the popular Christmas in the Garden event, will give brewfest-goers the opportunity to sample brews and wander through 80 acres of botanical gardens. “It will be a charming experience and unlike any other beer festival in Oregon,” said Brittney Hatteberg, Moonstone marketing manager. Friday’s musical guests include Emilio Stivers (5-6pm), Will West & The Friendly Strangers (6:15-7:30), The Lonesome Billies (7:45-9) and Dead Wood Standing (9:15-11). Saturday’s lineup includes the Transcendental Brass Band (5-6 p.m.), Left Coast Country (6:15-7:30), Water Tower (7:45-9) and Sassparilla (9:15-11). Look for tweets from the brewfest Sunday @ jameshday

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June 17, 18, 19, 3 to 11 p.m. Friday, noon to 11 p.m. Saturday, noon to 6 p.m. Sunday Age restrictions: 21-plus all day Friday and Saturday night, minors welcome noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and all day Sunday Cost: $15 per day, with mug, 5 tasting tickets. Parking: $5 at The Oregon Garden Free park-and-walk lot at Robert Frost Elementary School; Free shuttles every 30 minutes from Roth’s and the Schlador Street campus. Information: oregongarden.org/ events-brewfest Here’s a sample of offerings this year: Craft beer pioneer Sierra Nevada is bringing Otra Vez, a gose style beer with prickly pear cactus fruit added. 2 Towns Ciderhouse in Corvallis pours Hop & Stalk, with Northwest apples, rhubarb and Citra hops. Deluxe of Albany features Hairy Belgian IPA, a dry-hopped small-batch specialty. Salem Ale Works is offering Stout!, which features aromas of coffee beans and bittersweet chocolate. Ecliptic of Portland has a special release UltraViolet Blackberry Sour Ale fermented in Belgian yeast with tart, crisp blackberry flavors.

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One scoop at a time ... One of the Silverton area’s iconic events, the Silverton Hills Strawberry Festival happens this Sunday, June 19 in Coolidge - McClaine Park. What is special this year is that another local icon, Silverton Health, has volunteered to buy your strawberry treat as a thank you during their transition to the Legacy Silverton Medical Center. Yep, you heard right, the strawberry shortcake is FREE (while supplies last) and the nice folks up on the hill pick up the tab…. What a sweet deal! Also this weekend is the bonanza of brews, the festival of foam, the hullabaloo of hops, otherwise known as The Oregon Garden Brewfest. This year’s event will take more advantage of the outdoorsy feel of the Garden as it moves up into the Rediscovery Forest. The same great music, entertainment and food will be a part of the three-day event and if you’re there on Friday night, The Man and Manette will be “man”ning the taps….. Stop by and say “Hey”…. or look next door for all the info.... Didja see that news story about how America’s super sophisticated nuclear weapons program is controlled by computers so old they use floppy disks?.... And not those new fangled 5 1/4” disks, we’re talkin the full 8 inch variety (look it up youngsters). The thought that the system that controls the well-being of the entire world is using the same era of technology that brought us the Yugo (look that up too, youngin’s) is a little “concerning” but never fear, the gov’ment says upgrades are on the way…. Just as soon as they get around to responding to one of those annoying Windows 10 offers…. These days lots of people reach the ripe old age of 70…. But not many celebrate by swimming nonstop for a mile like Dennis Downey did last week…. Not bad for an old fart… Congratulations to Dr. Kiersten Eagles over at Silverton Eye Care who was recently named Young Optometrist of the Year by the

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American Optometrist Association…. The Man bets she didn’t see that coming…. As most of you know by now, Silverton came in a close second to Wabash, Indiana in a competition for $500,000 in business and downtown revitalization money. What you may not know is that since winning, our new found friends to the east have gone out of their way to spend money online at several Silverton retailers, sent a box of shirts, promotional materials and a several checks to support the free community dinner program at the First Christian Church. A lot of our people put a lot of effort into winning this contest and it was very disappointing to not come out on top but if we were gonna lose at least we came away with a nice dose of Hoosier Hospitality. If you attended this year’s somewhat soggy Pet Parade you might have noticed someone was missing…. and if you looked closer you will have found they weren’t really missing at all. Right there in the passenger seat of a pickup at the end of the parade with his typical big smile sat State Rep Vic Gilliam. He may have been unable to perform his usual role as Chief Pooper Scooper but Vic was there, doing what he could to support the community. If you haven’t already, take a moment to go online and watch KATU’s Steve Dunn’s interview with Vic about facing the challenges of living with ALS with courage and humor…. Pretty inspirational stuff…. See you on the street...

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“It’s a proud day in Silverton,” Foxes Athletic Director Greg Kaatz said June 6 as excavators and bulldozers began carving up the grass field surface at McGinnis Field on the Schlador Street campus.

with St. Paul and Regis in the Tri-River with a dramatic 8-7 win on the final day of the regular season, entered the 2A-1A playoffs with the No. 12 seed. But Kennedy went on the road and upset No. 6 Reedsport 8-6 in the round of 16. The Trojans were defeated 12-3 by Irrigon in the quarterfinals.

All week a steady stream of dump trucks rumbled into the construction site empty and left groaning under the weight of the grass and dirt scooped up by a bulldozer and excavator under sunny skies. The project will replace the grass at the football field with an artificial surface that will allow for more school and community use of the facility and give the football team the opportunity to avoid practicing in the mud when the weather turns wet in the fall. Campaign organizers, led by the Fox Foundation and a plethora of donors of cash, labor, materials and equipment, hope to have the facility ready to go by August. The first scheduled event is a junior varsity football game vs. Sandy on Thursday, Sept. 1. The varsity team opens on the road at Sandy, with the first varsity home game on the new surface set for Sept. 9 vs. Redmond. Softball: Kennedy High put on a strong run in the Class 2A-1A softball tournament. The fifth-seeded Trojans, who were a perfect 10-0 in the Tri-River Conference, advanced to the semifinals before falling 14-4 in five innings against eventual state champion Pilot Rock/ Nixyaawii. Along the way Kennedy blanked No. 12 Monroe 5-0 in a home game in the round of 16 before going on the

Kennedy, which has won or shared the league title in five of the past six years, placed seven players on the all-TriRiver Conference team. Pitcher Johnny Inoue, catcher Jack Suing, infielder Brett Traeger and outfielder Tom Schmidt made the first team, with first baseman Dylan Arritola, infielder Owen Seiler and outfielder Elisha Valladares claiming second-team spots. road to Drain to down No. 4 North Douglas 9-1 in the quarterfinals. Kennedy finished 18-6 overall and won its first league title since the Trojans ran off three in a row from 2007-09. Silverton’s softball team, meanwhile, faced an eerily similar playoff schedule to last season. The Foxes, who tied Dallas for second in the Mid-Willamette Conference with a 12-6 record, earned a bye through the play-in round before downing Hillsboro 2-0 in the round of 16. Silverton then fell 11-0 at Pendleton in the quarterfinals. Last season the MWC-champion Foxes ousted Hillsboro in the quarterfinals before losing to Pendleton in the semis. Silverton finished 18-10 overall, with six of the losses to teams that made the final four (Lebanon, Marist Catholic and Pendleton). The Foxes placed two sophomores on the Class 5A all-state team, shortstop Maggie Buckholz and catcher Maggie Roth. Baseball: The Kennedy baseball team also made a nice playoffs run. The Trojans, who forced a three-way tie

In addition, Kevin Moffatt of the Trojans shared league coach of the year honors with Don Heuberger of Regis and Julio Vela of St. Paul. Solo music: Silverton’s Marah Christenson took first place in flute at the OSAA championships at Pacific University in Forest Grove. Christenson was credited with 968 points, 16 more than runner-up Kaitlyn Clawson of South Salem. Marching Band - The Silverton High School Marching Band finished the year with a star shining performance. The marching band particpated in the Starlight Parade, part of the Portland Rose Festial, and earned second place in the marching band parade category, guaranting it a spot in the 2017 Starlight Parade. Dressed in their new uniforms, the band marched more than 2 milles and played before more than 350,000 people. The Silverton High School Dance team led the band. Follow me on Twitter.com @jameshday. Got a news tip? Email me at jamesday590@gmail.com. Follow Our Town on Facebook.

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Eating local By Melissa Wagoner Ten years ago, pain was an everyday part of Kristin Aalbue’s life. “Everything hurt all the time,” Aalbue said. Kristin, who moved to Silverton from Washington 10 years ago, is a jack-ofall trades; working as a receptionist for Moonstone Spa, cleaning houses and writing and illustrating a series of graphic novels for children called The Happy Undead Friends. Seeking a way to eliminate pain from her busy life, Aalbue started slowly altering her lifestyle. “I began stretching. I started to feel less pain. I liked it,” Aalbue said. “I wanted to find other ways. I began yoga. I got massages. I drank water. I felt better. I started walking everywhere. I felt less pain.” Around this same time Aalbue started shooting a documentary about pain for a student film. “The more I talked to practitioners and doctors and chronic pain sufferers, the more I realized the link to food. Food had been the one area I had not really paid much attention as it was never about weight loss, just about pain reduction. I had never known about anti-inflammatory this or cleansing that. I just knew how to make really tasty food,” she said. Aalbue has spent the last 20 years cooking professionally in bakeries, coffee shops and restaurants so she knew how to make a meal, for her it was making healing food that became the real challenge. “Once I began to understand the link between what we eat and how our body functions, I decided to start eating consciously,” she said. To be more in control of the food she ate Aalbue set a goal for herself; to work toward a 100 percent local diet. “This does not mean that I don’t sometimes get the horrible bacon or the margarita mix with the HFCS, [high fructose corn syrup] it means that everything I pick up that will go into my body, deserves a moment of consideration. It has definitely been a process of getting to understand what is good and bad for my own system,” she explained. Aalbue has been working on a locally

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Pain relief one goal sourced diet for the past three years, increasing her target amount by 10 percent every year. The start date is always the first day of the Silverton Farmer’s Market in spring and the end comes on the last day in the fall. “With the eventual introduction of the Silverton Co-op, I intend to be 100 percent local within three years,” she said. Aalbue admits eating local can get expensive, but she has learned a few tricks to offset the costs. She grows many of her own herbs and vegetables. She also plans her weekly meals around what she finds at each week’s farmer’s market. “I am much more reverent of the food that I eat,” Aalbue explained. “I use every scrap that is left over in the stock pot.” The extra planning and expense has been worth it. Aalbue who has seen an increase in her overall health during the past three years. “I have only gone down about 10 pounds in the last year, but my increase in energy, strength and almost total relief of pain have been the true milestone by which I measure my personal success,” she said. Aalbue has also noticed a sharp decrease in the number of migraines she experiences. “The most exciting discovery for me in the whole process was the link I was able to make between eating anything with MSG in it and migraines,” she said. “Through listening to my system, tracking what aberrant foods I ate and noting any correlation in migraines, I was able to discover the connection myself. After eliminating it from my diet, I have gone from having eight to 10 migraines a year down to just a few in the last few years.” Feeling better physically has helped Aalbue stay motivated to make these dietary changes, but it has not always been easy. She suggests that anyone interested in following a similar eating plan take things slow, especially at first. Aalbue finds the act of shopping at the farmer’s market a motivating factor. She enjoys buying from local vendors and has made friends along the way. “The more I can support local business, the more I can eliminate my carbon foot print, the more I can eat amazing food and feel amazing, the more happy I will be,” she said. “Every little decision counts. Change one, change your world.”

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FURNITURE FOR SALE King Bed with bronze metal headboard, two night stands, almost new Simmons pillow top mattress and box springs, $295.  Armoire painted country red can be used for computer desk, entertainment center or as a closet, $350., Armoire small childs size for storage or clothes,$50., Wine Country dining set with 4 chairs and matching hutch, $575. Beautiful buffet, solid wood, bow front w/dark brown wood finish $325., 10 X 14 area rug, 100% wool in ivory, brown and red, pad included, $195., all furniture is in very good condition and comes from a non smoking home.  Call 503-996-1220 in Mt. Angel. 30th ANNUAL GIANT RUMMAGE SALE, June 16 (Thursday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.), June 17 (Friday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.) & June 18 (Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m). New location: 395 Marion St. NE, Salem, between Liberty & Commercial.

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Mt. Angel Senior Center & JFK National Honor Society students are having a can and bottle drive June 18 at Mt. Angel Legion Hall Parking Lot. Please bring all of your bottles and cans to the Mt. Angel Legion Hall, 590 E College St. 8 a.m to 1 p.m.

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Venue RENTal: If you are looking for a venue to hold that special event, birthday, retirement, class reunion, reception or whatever else strikes your fancy. Consider the Silverton Elks Lodge. We have hosted many special events in the past and have always received rave reviews. Call Dana at 503-873-4567. Tues-Fri 9am-3:30pm FOR RENT: Silverton 3brm, 2ba, single level, ADA, well, septic, shop, creek view, wood stove, split wood. OR apple, cherry, strawberry, pasture, acreage. Gated, wild life, off road. Monthly garbage and annual gutter clean included. $2395/mo  503-873-9988 FOR RENT 3BD, 2BA, 1336 SF home. 2 car garage. Gas/hot water heater/AC. Yard, new carpet and vinyl. No pets/no smoking. $1450/ mo w/ one year lease. $1200 deposit ($200 non-refundable). $40 background check. 450 Lone Oaks Loop, Silveton. 503-881-1855

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WOOD DOCTOR Furniture restoration. Revive - Restore -  Metal - Wood - Antique Furniture -  Family Heirlooms.  Also specialize in custom wood craft.  Free Estimates.  James Scialabba  971208-4348 RDR Handyman & Home Repair Service  installation and repair of fencing, decks,doors, windows, siding and roofing.  CCB 206637 licenced, bonded and insured.  Call Ryan  503-881-3802 HERNANDEZ LANDSCAPING mowing,edging,fertilizing, weed control, clean-ups, bark dust, on going maintenance, and more. Free yard debris hauling. Free estimates. Lic# 10370   503-989-5694 or 503-719-9953

GASPER’S CLEANING SERVICE SOLUTIONS Complete general Janitorial Services, Home and Business and Construction Cleaning.  Deep cleaning to prepare the home for sale. Move in-Move out. Window cleaning - Housekeeping. Frances 503-9495040 or 503-873-6209 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  tinaslandscapemaint.com 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 cccinstruction.com or Call 503-580-0753  

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CERTIFIED CAREGIVER providing personal in-home care, transportation, meal prep, and light housekeeping.  Please contact Susan - Phone 503-874-4352 or Email durantesusan688@gmail.com.    LOCAL BEEKEEPING OPERATION Looking to lease land to place honeybees. Trade for honey. Satisfies non-EFU tax requirements. Call Leo: 503-990-2064. TIMBER WANTED Timberland, timber deeds, timber tracks, standing or deck lumber. Land clearing, Cedar, Maple, Fir, Ash, Oak, Alder. Free appraisals and estimates. 503-874-6321    I’M A WOODWORKER buying old or new handplanes, old logging axes, undercutters, saws and filing tools, blacksmithing, machinist, mechanics tools, any related/ unusual items.  503-364-5856

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Fathers’ days

Unsolicited advice from an experienced dad gone when they don’t; and remain in the shadows because you know they are going to need you any moment and they just don’t recognize it yet. It means teaching them life lessons by example and learning life lessons by letting them make their own mistakes as long as it does not involve juggling knives at the preschool talent show.

With Father’s Day around the corner, that means family gatherings, soaking up rays (hopefully not the 100 degree kind), my mouth salivating over a smoked brisket on the Traeger and reflecting on fatherhood and children. Being a father has been an incredible journey. There are several friends and family members becoming parents for the first time this year and it just made sense to impart some pearls of wisdom, warnings and free yet unsolicited advice from a father with 25 years of experience. Someone once told me, “Children are the most selfish creatures God ever put on this earth. Once you understand this and learn to deal with it, it gets easier.” Babies cry because they are hungry; cry because they are tired; cry because they are dragging around a 9-pound diaper; cry because your five o’clock shadow is like coarse sandpaper; and cry because they don’t want to go to bed or because you put them there instead of letting them entertain your friends with baby tricks. They will laugh because someone they love makes funny sounds.

day. It will take years until they develop social filters like keeping projectile vomiting to themselves or not breaking eye-glasses with piercing screams in a serene restaurant. Being a father means seeing the same dance recital five nights in a row in a hot gym and gushing that each performance was better than the last. It means celebrating a 3-pointer that almost made it to the hoop just like it was the game-clinching NBA Finals shot in LeBron James’ face.

When they are hungry, they want to eat NOW. When their diapers are full of unpleasantnesses, they want a new one NOW, or better yet, prefer to run around naked when someone who loves them gives chase.

It means pretending you understand modern math and advanced statistics because you took it 30 years ago (and got a “10” on your first test).  And then it means paying for a tutor who actually does understand it.

They have yet to pick up subtle clues like you had a rotten

Being a dad means you are there when they need you;

It means letting them learn the pain of being dumped, and the relief of a soft landing in dad’s waiting arms with his promise to harm the evil-doer. It means not saying “I told you so” when the brick-weighted paper airplane doesn’t clear the couch, and saying “I told you so” when they get a “B” in a class they were sure they would fail.  It means cursing quietly on Christmas Eve as you assemble a 497-piece bicycle at 2 a.m. because they are going to want to ride it. It means holding your breath and praying in your head when a late night call comes in, because late night calls seldom deliver glad tidings.  It means doing the right thing when they are looking and when they aren’t, because they probably were and you just didn’t know it.   Being a dad means saying “I hate what you did but will always love you.” It means loving their mother, because they see, hear, learn and feel what love is and isn’t. If you are a first-time dad, be a good one. If you are a good dad, be a better one. And if you are an awesome dad, enjoy the brisket!

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CongratulatIons

to the Meals on Wheels Program that serves lunch Monday – Friday at the Silverton Senior Center at 11:30 am and delivers 60 in home meals in the Silverton-Mt. Angel Community, provided by North West Senior & Disability Services. For the month of May, 2016 the Meals on Wheels Program collected over $440 in donations to offset the meal costs! GOOD JOB, Carol Sheldon and the GREAT Volunteers!

Winter hours: M-F 11-5:30 Saturday • Evenings by appmnt.

“Movement for Mind and Body”

Gratitude Yoga

and Movement Space, LLC

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Our mission at Gratitude Yoga Check out our class schedule at. is to provide a non-competitive gratitudeyogaspace.com. space that encourages and empowers individuals to explore their movement for a complete listing of Yoga, journey without judgment towards self or others.

211 West “C” St., Silverton gratitudeyogaspace@gmail.com

Pilates and Zumba classes.

503-409-6273

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Quality Dental Care in a Friendly Environment

It’s almost tHat tIme agaIn… for fIreWorKs!

The Silverton Senior Center, along with the Mural Society and the Lion’s Club, join together to sell Fireworks for fundraising purposes. The Fireworks Booth is located in the parking lot in front of Oil Can Henry’s across from Roth’s Gas Station. Open 9 am to 9 pm starting Wednesday, June 29 until Monday, July 4. A great way to support local non-profit organizations! Have you gIven up on tHose neW year’s resolutIons? To lose, weight, be

healthy... EXERCISE more! There are several EXERCISE classes that can help keep those resolutions or at least to be healthier and EXERCISE more! Exercise Classes available for Seniors 60+ at reasonable rates! FIRST CLASS IS FREE!

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New patients & emergencies welcome Matthew B. Chase, D.M.D.

• Yoga or Stay Fit Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays: 9:30 -10:30 am. Yoga for members is $8 and for non-members $10. Stay Fit is $3 for members and $4 for non-members. • Zumba or Tai Chi Tuesdays & Thursdays. Zumba at 8:00 am, $5 for members & $4 for non-members. Tai Chi at 9:00 am and 5 pm, $3 for members & $4 for non-members.

Mark A. Haskell, D.D.S.

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The Silverton Senior Center is RENTABLE for all Milestone Events: Anniversaries, Reunions, Celebration of Life Services and Memorials for example. As long as the Renter is 60+, then the invitees or attendees can be any age. Very reasonable rates and spaces available. Just call 503-873-3093.

save tHe Dates! Paint N’ Party Friday, June 17 at 6 pm for Seniors 60+. ONLY $35. Register on line at www.paintnpartyor.com or at the Silverton Senior Center by check, cash or credit card... Need to preregister. Celebration of Life Potluck for Doris Moore Saturday, June 18 from 2-4 pm. Trip to Sisters for the Quilt Show Thursday, July 9 – ONLY $20. Alzheimer’s Hypnotherapy Study Tuesday, June 21 (plus July 12 & 26). FREE and caregivers may attend with... All Atendees must be able to understand and follow simple directions to register call 503-873-3093. Community Talent Show & BBQ Saturday, July 23 from 11 am - 2 pm. Deadline to submit an application is July 8. $50 First Place Prize and performing at the Celebrate Families Community Picnic on Friday, Aug. 26. Trip to Spirit Mountain Casino & Grand Ronde Tribal POW WOW Saturday, August 20. ONLY $10 and EVERYONE and ANYONE over 21 can go! Sign up & pay anytime before 8-16-16. The sooner the better to guarantee the trip is a go! Celebrate Families Picnic Friday, August 26 from 5-8 pm. FREE for Silverton Community... Games, Food, Entertainment, Bingo with Prizes. FREE Family Friendly Fun!

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