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Something for the Soul

Facing ALS with humor and grace By Kristine Thomas Republican State Rep. Vic Gilliam of Silverton acknowledges his speech and gait are slower. But it’s evident from what he has to say about the changes in his life that his wit, faith and determination are as strong as ever. After having knee surgery in 2015, Gilliam began to suspect something wasn’t quite right with his health, especially since he was having difficulty walking. In November, Gilliam, 62, shared with the community that his diagnosis indicates he has amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease. The neurological disorder attacks cells that control the muscles. “My understanding is despite extensive research, ALS is still mysterious and there is not a definitive test or diagnosis,” Gilliam wrote at that time. On July 7, the Ride to Defeat ALS starts in Mount Angel, a bicycle ride Gilliam said he wishes he could do. (See Our Town’s Datebook on page 15 for information.) Talking about the disease is something he wishes he didn’t have to do. When asked about the greatest challenges in his life, Gilliam said it is dealing with the politics of Salem and “keeping up with Sen. Fred Girod and Silverton Mayor Rick Lewis.”

Gilliam is running for re-election for District 18 and plans to continue to serve as long as he is able. Then, on a serious note, he shares the real challenge is having to slow down his pace of life. “Exercises, walking, everyday chores and travel are all different from what I’m used to,” Gilliam said. “If I’m patient, I’m still able to function and progress each day.” Gilliam said what gives him the strength to endure this journey are the “3 Fs.” “No, I’m not referring to (Silverton City Councilor) Ken Hector’s high school transcripts,” he quipped. Instead, the “3 Fs are faith, family and friends.” “Faith in the unfailing love of Jesus, which I’ve been reminded of from many folks like Steve Knox, pastor of Silverton First Christian; family, encouragement and support from my wife, Becky, daughters, stepson, two brothers and sister; and friends, too many wonderful supporters to list, but they include Ken Hector.” While Gilliam is Hector’s state representative and boss, Hector said Gilliam is first and foremost one of his dearest friends. “Vic is a man of great intellect and insight but blessed with an incredible sense of humor and common sense,” Hector said. “It is a testament to Vic that at a time when partisan politics is at its worst, Vic is beloved and

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Vic Gilliam shares his gratitude for life’s blessings respected by those on both sides of the aisle.” Democrat State Rep. Brian Clem has worked with Gilliam and considers him a good friend. “Vic’s mind is undiminished and our respect for him has only grown as he’s faced this challenge with strength and courage,” Clem said. Now the vice president of Hubbell Communications, Scott Bruun served with Gilliam in the state legislature. “No one in Oregon’s legislative history has done more to bridge partisan divides than Vic Gilliam,” Bruun said in an interview. “His big heart, good cheer and constant humor brings people together and serves to gently remind legislators that their highest priority is Oregon, not a political party.” When Bruun heard Gilliam’s news, he wrote on the website GoLocalPDX last December that he had two reactions, one being angry, “that a brutally unfair disease like ALS still exists in our world.” “Yet in thinking about Gilliam,” Bruun wrote, “that anger gives way to hope. If anyone has the faith, the good cheer, the good humor and the love of life to fight a dread disease like ALS, it’s Vic Gilliam.” Every once in awhile, especially when she is particularly tired, Becky Gilliam might think she has the right to be in a bad mood or impatient. Then, she thinks about her “sweet husband,” who inspires her. “Vic has never been angry

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Shortly after Vic’s diagnosis, Becky said they went through some “dark days.” “We grappled with the loss of certain aspects of our life and future, hopes and dreams we all have to do things when we get older or when life settles down,” she said.

Vic choses not to focus on his challenge. “There are many Oregonians with worse afflictions and life circumstances,” Vic said.

Becky said she believes it was when they started to really “take in the love of Jesus” that changed their perspective, took away the darkness looming over them and gave them different hopes and dreams for their future. Faith is what gives her the strength to watch her husband endure this.

Instead, he choses gratitude. He shares what he learned from Lloyd Ogilvie, the former chaplain of the U.S. Senate. “A few years ago, he gave some comfort to a friend going through a personal tragedy and challenge. Rev. Ogilvie indicated that he could not know the pain that my friend was going through but his advice was to focus on gratitude. Gratitude for the positive things in the past and positive things yet in the present.

“This illness would cause pain to anyone who loves someone dealing with it because it’s a cruel condition,” Becky said. “I know that this disease is a part of a world that is broken and our creator is deeply saddened when he sees us in pain because his plan never included sickness or death. Knowing this gives me some comfort.” Becky choses to remind herself of their blessings ... their loving and supportive parents, children, siblings and friends. And their love for one another. Becky and Vic spend time praying and reading books and the Bible together and separately. They have had discussions

“Gratitude for our Lord’s blessings from the honor of serving District 18 in Salem to looking forward to escorting my daughter down the aisle in August - these are the things that lift my spirits far above fear or grief,” Vic said. “I’ve applied the gratitude advice each day since my likely ALS diagnosis to great advantage.”


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“The fact is that either of us could have our life end tomorrow, in an accident or a heart attack,” Becky said. “We need to be sure we have no regrets and that we try to be bold and honest about what we believe and why we think we’re on this earth. The bottom line is that we are not alone, we are loved and our mandate is to love.”

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On a Sunday evening at CoolidgeMcClaine Park, a man sits quietly by the bridge with his two dogs. A crumpled McDonald’s bag is on the grass along with his backpack.

“Most of the homeless people in the park don’t cause a scene,” Bosquez said. “They try to blend in.”

Monday morning around 7:15 a.m. another man is asleep on a picnic table in the park pavilion. Different days, different times, but scenes indicative of a situation seen more frequently in town. “I think it’s fair to say that our police and public works employees have been seeing an increase in interactions with homeless persons,” Silverton City Manager Bob Willoughby said.

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Silverton Police Chief Jeff Fossholm and Silverton Area Community Aid Executive Director Teresa Warriner said in separate interviews they have seen an increase in the number of homeless people in Silverton in the last year.

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City employee Fred Bosquez has worked in the city’s parks for five years. He has seen people picking through garbage cans looking for food and cans and bottles.

“I am seeing more transients coming through the park,” Bosquez said. “They are setting up camps in the woods along the East Bank Trail.”

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Bosquez also has noticed the homeless are younger. “In general, I don’t think they are doing anything wrong,” he said. “They are just looking for a place to stay.”

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A friendly, outgoing man, Bosquez said whenever he meets a homeless person, he strikes up a conversation. He asked one man who was helping him pick up garbage in the park if he needed a job because the city was hiring a seasonal employee. “He told me he didn’t have a driver’s license and he was down on his luck,” Bosquez said. He has observed a man who searches garbage cans for bottles and cans, leaving

What is disappointing to Bosquez is there are not many services to help the homeless in Silverton, including the lack of a homeless shelter. With free lunches being served in CoolidgeMcClaine Park this summer for children, Bosquez said he has seen a lot of food thrown away. “There was a homeless guy about 25 years old who hadn’t eaten lunch and asked if he could get a free meal. I told him the food was only for kids to 18 years old,” Bosquez said. “After the kids were done, the guy went through the garbage can and took the good food like apples that they had thrown away.” One homeless man shared he is in Silverton because he feels safer here than in Salem. Coolidge-McClaine Park isn’t the only place city employees are encountering the homeless. Fossholm said his officers have found homeless camps under bridges and in the field behind Robert Frost Elementary School. Silver Falls School District Superintendent Andy Bellando said the district recently installed signs to let people know it was illegal to loiter or camp on district land. The signs also allow the police to issue a trespassing citation if someone is found camping. “We’ve had indications of occasional campers on school district property just west of Robert Frost School,” Bellando said. “We found tents and other camp remnants this spring and some last summer, too. We worked with Silverton Police Department in monitoring activity there. One person was found and told to leave by the police department.”  Take a look at the Silverton Police log and almost on a weekly basis there are reports of police officers responding to calls about homeless people.

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Camps pop up in parks, fields, under bridges 1108 Warrant 300 block Coolidge St. We followed up on a report from a citizen who came to the PD yesterday reporting someone possibly camping off the trail to Salamander Island in Coolidge-McClaine Park. I was also advised they had a similar call that came in early this morning. After hiking down the hillside from Anderson Drive, we located a transient camp occupied by (a man, a woman) and another male subject. (Two people) were arrested on warrants and transported to Marion County Jail. All three subjects were told they would need to clear the site and vacate the park. Suspicious 200 C. St (Bridge) I observed smoke coming from underneath the C. St Bridge. We went down to investigate and located two male subjects. One of them started a fire under the bridge by using several plastic bags. The fire was put out and he was told not to do it again. Along the park side trail to Salamander Island, there are clues that a former homeless camp was located along the steep sloop, including a wall built with branches, garbage and a blanket. It appears each time a camp is discovered, the campers move further into the woods. In a location off the trail, a tent was sighted on the far side of a blackberry tunnel. Willoughby said his public works and police staff are aware of the homeless camps on city property. “There was a homeless camp on city property above the trail between Coolidge-McClaine Park and Salamander Island,” Willoughby said. “Several weeks ago, the police, following their normal procedure, posted notice at the camp that it had to be cleaned up and removed.” Willoughby said camping is not allowed on city property and the police will enforce the rule if it is violated. “However, state law requires notice and due process be followed as part of removing homeless camps,” Willoughby said. “The city follows this statutory notice requirement, which usually means it takes a few weeks to clean up an illegal camp instead of a few days.” To prevent the homeless from camping on city property, Willoughby said the staff plans to look at bridges and city property to determine if it can eliminate the problem with fences and signs to make access more difficult. 

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“Short pieces of fence and signs are going to be a lot more cost effective than a shelter,” Willoughby said. “Hopefully, this would be a long-term fix to reducing some of the popular spots on public property. But until we evaluate cost and whether it’s even possible to erect barricades, we won’t know if it’s feasible.  Many of the people living under bridges or in secluded camps wouldn’t use a shelter even if one is available.” SACA director Warriner and case manager Sheryl Buchheit both said there has been an increase in clients who define themselves as homeless. “They are either couch surfing, living in their cars or camping in the woods,” Buchheit said. “We define homeless as someone who doesn’t have a permanent residence.” Warriner said when a homeless client visits SACA, the staff determines ways to assist the person, whether it is giving the person food, helping find resources such as a place to stay or providing the person with blankets or clothing.

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While the SACA staff doesn’t ask why the person is homeless, Warriner said there are many factors that lead to it, including mental illness, family problems or drug and alcohol abuse. “We are seeing people migrating to Silverton from Salem and getting here by bus,” Warriner said. “Silverton is known as a giving community and people know about the free meals offered at our local churches.” Buchheit said on average, she sees about six homeless clients a month, ranging in age from teenagers to the elderly. Both Warriner and Buchheit have advice on what people should do when a homeless person asks for money. “We ask people to send the person to SACA,” Warriner said. “If you want to give, give them a gift card to get a meal but don’t give them money.” Emphasizing each homeless person has his or her own story, Buchheit said some people don’t want to improve their situation. And in Silverton, there aren’t any shelters. “When we give a person food or clothing, that is just a band-aid,” Buchheit said. “What we need to do is give them the resources they need to better their lives.”

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Water quality By Steve Ritchie Concern about lead in drinking water has spread from Flint, Mich. across the country over the past few months, and is now hitting closer to home with new revelations about high levels of lead in the water at several Portland schools.

The question for local residents is obvious: What about the quality of water in Silverton? Steve Starner has been in charge of Silverton’s Water Quality Division for the past 16 years, and Starner doesn’t believe there is any reason for concern. The key, he says, is avoiding corrosion problems with older pipes and fittings.

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schools) would have a problem because of the other testing (results) and the higher PH, non-corrosive water.” Water systems where testing has turned up problems are required to test more frequently, but Silverton is on a three-year cycle testing because of past good results. Starner says that, while there are issues with an aging water infrastructure and deferred maintenance projects in Silverton, the water quality and supply are generally excellent.

“The City has two sources of water,” Starner explains. “Primarily (we use) the Abiqua, which is good quality water and runs by gravity to the water treatment plant. Also, at 10 cubic feet per second, our water right is about 6.5 million gallons a day, which is a great capacity for the community. Currently our summer peak is about 3.2 million gallons so – Steve Starner that leaves room for Silverton Water Quality Supervisor growth.”

“So far our testing has shown (there is) no reason for concern,” Starner said. “On the testing side, we make sure that the PH of the water is noncorrosive and is running 7.5 to 8.0. Water systems that allow their water PH to drop below 7.0 have corrosion problems. That can interact with those fittings, especially older fittings that use lead and copper gaskets that can corrode and be picked up and then be leached out into the water. But in Silverton we have stayed noncorrosive and testing has shown that lead and copper are not an issue.”

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The second water supply source is Silver Creek, which is not the same high quality as Abiqua Creek water. Two pumps were installed in the 1960s in order to pump water from Silver Creek to the water treatment plant, located on “Danger Hill” between East Main and Reserve streets. The city’s water right on Silver Creek is 5 million gallons a day, but the pumps and water main can manage a little less than half of that amount per day. Currently, water usage in Silverton averages 2.6 - 2.8 million gallons a day during the summer months, Starner said. Winter usage declines to 1.0 to 1.2 million gallons a day. Looking at the usage versus the amount of water Silverton is entitled to, it seems that using Silver Creek water is unnecessary, so why maintain this as a backup source? “At least once a year we go to Silver Creek water because the Abiqua is more susceptible to storm events,” Starner said.

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“We get turbidity and debris in the water that make it too difficult to treat for a short period of time. So we’ll go to Silver Creek when that happens. This year, the entire month of December we were on Silver Creek water due to a series of winter storms.” If Silverton could not use the Silver Creek water at these times, Starner says the city would have a “hard time keeping up with demand.” Then there is climate change and the drought scenario, something Starner says is already looming as a major challenge for the water system. “Last summer we thought we’d be on Silver Creek water just because of the drought situation. We expected the Abiqua to go to such a low level we didn’t think there would be enough for us. That’s the huge advantage for us to have Silver Creek (as a backup), in case of drought. We’d be able to release water from the reservoir which we are allowed to do, and use for fish and for community consumption.” As of July 1, water, storm water and sewer rates are all increasing in Silverton, along with street and park fees, which are included on residents’ water bills. According to city projections, the average

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“Projects get built and most of it goes underground and gets forgotten as long as it keeps working. As the economy goes up and down, projects get funded or not. But we have fallen behind and we need to catch up and we are starting to see a big improvement through these (new higher) rates. We are an old community and a lot of our water and sewer systems are quite old.” A current project is replacing the 50-yearold Silver Creek pumps and upsizing the capacity of the pump station, as well as the “force main” that takes water from the creek to the treatment plant. The latter project is being done in stages. Starner knows that the higher bills will cause some pain, but the additional funds are critical for the long-term health of Silverton’s water system. And the consequences of not doing it are being highlighted in the news nearly every day in communities around the country.


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There will be five dinners taking place around the Willamette Valley. The first dinner, on July 9 at The Oregon Garden, is not only a celebration of local cuisine, but a fundraiser supporting Marion-Polk Food Share. “One hundred percent of the proceeds from the event will go directly to the Food Share and will support the work that we do to feed people in our community,” Heather McPherson, Food Share’s marketing and communications manager said. “Attending this type of an event may not be the way that everyone supports their local charity, but we are confident that those who choose to attend will enjoy the evening and know that they are making a difference.” Marion-Polk Food Share partners with more than 100 organizations, including Silverton Area Community Aid, providing emergency food for thousands of people every month and supporting programs whose goal is to address the origin of hunger within communities.

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This summer, community members have the opportunity to see for themselves what takes place at a farm-to-table event.

The event will kick-off with wine and a silent auction on a secluded patio, then move to the Grand Hall for an elegant, three-course dinner prepared by Oregon Garden Chef Sam Caldwell.

Farm-to-table events The Oregon Garden 879 West Main St., Silverton Benefits Marion-Polk Foodshare Saturday, July 9, 5:30 p.m. Tickets: $95 Three courses, wine and auction 503-581-3855 EZ Orchards 5504 Hazelgreen Road NE, Salem Saturday, July 23, Aug. 27, 5:30 p.m. Tickets: $90 Five courses with wine or cider Diggin’ Roots Farm 9997 S Wildcat Road, Molalla Saturday, Aug. 13, 5 p.m. Tickets: $135 Four to five courses with wine Benefits Oregon Tilth Sunday, Aug. 14, 5 p.m. Tickets: $175 Four to five courseswith wine second taking place Aug. 27. “Farm to Fork was the brainchild of owner John Zielinski,” EZ Orchards Office Manager Erin Detrant said. “Wanting to capture the summer’s bounty and allow guests to see the beauty of our orchards, he decided to pair up with local chefs to create wonderful dinners al fresco.” The evenings will each begin with hors d’ oeuvres and wine or cider in the lavender garden near the market and end with a five-course meal amongst the apple trees in the orchard.

“The Oregon Garden is the perfect spot for a unique farm-to-table event,” McPherson said. “The Garden itself is a beautiful example of how lush and fertile the Willamette Valley is and it is also located in the heart of Oregon farm land.”

“Before dessert, guests are encouraged to get up and stretch their legs and stroll through the surrounding apple and pear orchards. As the evening comes to a close, guests will stroll back through the orchards on a candle lit path while the sun sets. Truly a magical evening,” Detrant said.

On July 23, local farm and market EZ Orchards will hold the first of two dinners in their annual Farm to Fork series; the

Because both dinners will take place at the height of the produce season nearly all of the dinners’ ingredients will be sourced

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from the Zielinski farm or from farms nearby. That includes the cider, much of which is crafted from the trees serving as backdrop for the dinners. On Aug. 13 and 14, there are two dinners organized by Pitchfork to Plate and hosted by Diggin’ Roots Farm. The second dinner will benefit Oregon Tilth, a certifier and advocate for organic agriculture in Oregon. “Since day one, Plate and Pitchfork has made an effort to support non-profit organizations that are committed to solving Oregon’s hunger problem, conserving our environment and supporting farmers,” founder and event producer Erika Polmar said. “We’ve supported Oregon Tilth for more than a decade with fundraising and friend-raising.” Polmar met Diggin’ Roots Farm owners Conner Voss and Sarah Brown, who is also an Education Director for Oregon Tilth, several years ago when they volunteered at another Pitchfork to Plate Dinner benefiting Oregon Tilth, and has kept in contact with them ever since. “You’d be hard pressed to find people who are working as hard as these two but never cease to find joy in the toughest of days. Their produce is amazing. The farm is beautiful. And the knowledge they impart

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The dinners at Diggin’ Roots Farm will begin with an appetizer and wine reception. Then guests will take a tour of the farm and learn about the organic farming practices used.

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“The tour concludes in the ‘dining room’ that spot in the field where we’ve set tables with white linens, flowers, candles and created a field kitchen for the chefs,” Polmar said. “Our dinners are truly in the middle of a field. Last year we were between corn, squash and sunflowers.”

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Both meals will be four to five courses, paired with wine, and served family style with all of the ingredients sourced locally. Polmar, who has been creating these farmcentered meals since 2003, hopes that her guests will come away from her events “understanding and appreciating that how you eat impacts your health, the health of your local economy and the health of the environment... You could learn about those things by reading scholarly documents or attending lectures, but we think having an experience where learning is practically a passive activity makes a great impact – and it’s much more fun,” she said.

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Relay for Life registration open There is still time to register a team or join an existing one for the third annual Silverton Relay for Life.

Luminaria Presentation and Walk at 10 p.m.; Firefighter Relay at 10:45 p.m. and Final Lap at midnight.

This year’s event is noon to midnight on Saturday, July 16 at Butte Creek Elementary School, 37569 S. Hwy. 213.

Last year, the Silverton Relay for Life raised more than $23,000 for cancer research and services.

Registration starts at 10 a.m. on Saturday. Survivors who register early can get a free T-shirt and gift bag. There will be activities every hour including the survivor lap at noon;

Registration is free. Visit www. to learn more or to make a donation. Every dollar helps in defeating cancer.

Ben Rue concert to benefit ASAP You cand enjoy music by Nashville recording artist and Silverton local Ben Rue with Syco Billy’s while supporting a wonderful after school program for students.


The benefit concert for After School Activities Program or ASAP is Thursday, Aug. 18, 6 to 10 p.m. at Vanderbeck Valley Farms, 37791 S. Hwy. 213.

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Silverton Lions Club seeks service ideas The Silverton Lions Club needs the community’s input on what its members should do for a service project. Next year, Lions International celebrates its 100th anniversary. The organization has asked each club to do a community service project to commemorate this legacy of service. The deadline for ideas is Friday, July 15. Ideas can be mailed to Silverton Lions, PO Box 552, Silverton, OR 97381 or emailed to

In the past, the Silverton Lions have built the pavilion and kitchen at Coolidge McClaine Park; the handicap fishing dock at the reservoir and numerous benches Lions Club member Scott Walker said the project could be a construction project or a service project such a providing scholarships or screening school children for vision problems. Any and all ideas are welcome.



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Taking Your Water Quality For Granted? Join us for a live radio broadcast of “Around the House With Handyman Bob & Eric G”. If you have questions about your water or how to treat it, come on over or call in to get answers on live radio. Mt. Angel Sausage Company will be on hand selling food and drink; all proceeds will benefit the Father Bernard Youth Center in Mt. Angel, OR.

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Writing contest offers a summer challenge Attention all students in kindergarten through 12th grade. Do you like to write? Have a creative idea? Want to see your name in print? Here’s your chance.

Students in kindergarten through 12th grade can enter one submission on an topic. The deadline is July 30 to submit work to the Youth Service Desk with an entry form.

The Silver Falls Library is hosting a youth writing contest. The winner will receive a Kindle Fire.

Winner will be announced Aug. 31. Visit the library, 410 S Water St., or call 503-873-7633 for information.

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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.


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Silverton Business Group

8 a.m., Silverton Inn & Suites, 310 N Water St. Silverton Chamber of Commerce. Network, hear speaker. Free. 503-873-5615

Walking Group


10 a.m., Silverton Senior Center. Free. Indoors if raining. 503-873-3093

Senior Exercise Classes

Knitting 911

9:30 a.m., Silverton Senior Center. Yoga or Sit & Be Fit classes. Repeats Wednesday, Friday. 503-873-3093

Free Dinner

Noon - 1:30 p.m., East Valley Vineyard Church, 502 Oak St. 503-873-5446

Recovery at Noon

Noon, Third and High streets, Silverton. Every day except Sunday. 503-873-1320

Gordon House Tours

Noon, 1, 2 p.m. Every day. Frank Lloyd Wright Gordon House, 869 W Main St., 503-874-6006

Texas Hold’em Poker Tournament

12:30 - 3:30 p.m., Silverton Senior Center. Seniors 60+. $5 buy-ins, $5 rebuys. Repeats Wednesdays. 503-873-3093

Evening Yoga

5:45 p.m., Silverton Grange Hall, 201 Division St. $5. Repeats Wednesdays.

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 a.m. & 5 p.m. Tai Chi. Repeats Thursday. 503-873-3093

10 a.m., Silverton Senior Center. Zeniors 60 and older. Free. 503-873-3093


1 p.m., Silverton Senior Center. 25 cents a game. 503-873-3093

Mt. Angel Library Activities

10:30 a.m., Mt. Angel Library. Toddler Storytime. 11:15 a.m., Indoor Playtime. Free.

Chickadees Storytime

12:30 p.m., Silver Falls Library. Ages 3 - 5. 3:30 p.m. Free. Caregiver must attend with children ages 0 - 5. 503-873-7633

Silverchips Woodcarving Sessions

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

Teen Time

3 -4 p.m, Silver Falls Library. Food experiments, anime club, writing workshops, more. Ages 11 - 18. Free. 503-873-7633

Free Dinner

5 - 7 p.m., First Christian Church, 402 N First St., Silverton. All ages. Free; donations accepted. 503-873-6620


9 a.m., First Baptist Church, 229 Westfield St., Silverton. 503-873-6128

Duplo Day

11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Silver Falls Library. Ages 0 - 5. Free. Caregiver must attend with child. 503-873-7633

Saturday Silverton Farmer’s Market

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

Family Game Day

10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Silver Falls Library. Game day for families with children of all ages. Free. Caregiver must attend with children 0 - 5. 503-873-7633

Serenity Al-Anon Meeting

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

Silverton Spiritual Life Community

10 a.m., Silverton Grange, 201 Division St. New thought services. 503-873-8026.

Saturday Lunch Noon - 1:30 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 500 N Second St. Free. 503-873-2635

Open Mic

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 at 5:45 p.m., during showtime if available. Dana, 503-509-9745

Friday, July 1 “Body Beautiful” at Borland

Happy Coloring

10 a.m., Silverton Senior Center. Free coloring. Seniors 60+. 503-873-3093

Baby Bird Storytime

11 a.m., Silver Falls Library. Storytime for ages 0 - 36 months. 503-873-7633

6 - 8 p.m., Borland Gallery, 303 Coolidge St., Silverton. Meet artists, view paintings. Artwork on display thru July 31

First Friday Car Show

9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Silverton Senior Center. Seniors 60+. 50 cents a minute, 5 min. minimum. Appointment: 503-873-3093

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6 - 8 p.m., First and Second streets, Silverton. Cruise-in by Silverton Flywheels. First-come, first served for parking cars. Free. 503-949-2060


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Massage for Seniors

Noon, Silverton Senior Center. Free. Repeats Fridays. 503-873-3093

Build @ Library

3:30 p.m., Silver Falls Library. Ages 5 - 11. Free. 503-873-7633

Lego Club

5 p.m., Mt. Angel Library. Lego Club for ages 5 and up. Free. 503-845-6401

Serenity Al-Anon Meeting

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

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6 p.m., St. Paul Catholic Church, 1410 Pine St., Silverton. 503-501-9824 7 – 8:30 p.m., Borland Gallery, 303 Coolidge St., Silverton. A Quiet Place Sangha invites all to weekly guided meditation. Free. Newcomers 20 minutes early. 971-218-6641

White Oak Artist Reception

7 - 9 p.m., White Oak Gallery, 216 E Main, Silverton. Reception for Robin Humelbaugh, Colette Tennant.

‘Life Sized’ at Lunaria

7 - 9 p.m., Lunaria Gallery, 113 N Water, Silverton. Small-scale carved wood sculptures by Deborah Unger; jewelry by Alex Chaney. “Sketch the Town” by Salem Sketchers. Thru Aug. 1

First Friday Music

7 p.m., Silverton United Methodist Church, 203 W Main St. Michael Lemmers, violinist; Kathy Scopacasa, cellist; Debra Huddleston, pianist; perform summery classics. Free; donations accepted. 503-873-3461

Sunday, July 3 Silverton Day at The Garden 9 a.m., The Oregon Garden. Yoga, family activities, geocaching, music, fireworks. Admission 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. $14 adults, $12 seniors, $11 ages 12 - 17, $8 children 5 - 11, free for 4 and younger, Garden members, Silverton residents with ID. After 6 p.m., admission free with suggested donation of $5 to cover fireworks. Onsite parking $5 after 6 p.m.; free shuttle until 11:30 p.m. Refreshments available. Fireworks 10 p.m. Seating first-come, first-served basis. Short lawn chairs, blankets encouraged. Pets not allowed. Events:

Monday, July 4 Independence Day Mt. Angel Fourth of July

11 a.m., Mt. Angel. Fourth of July parade, “Only in America,” begins at JFK High, 890 E. Marquam running down Taylor Street to Garfield. Following parade, unveiling of new figures for Glockenspiel and recognition of area citizens who served in US Armed Forces. Downtown restaurants open. 7:30 p.m. entertainment by Marion County Citizens Band and food by Knights of Columbus on baseball fields between high school, middle school. Fireworks at dark.

7 – 9 p.m. Gallery openings, dine, explore the historic downtown.

Overeaters Anonymous

7 – 8 p.m., St. Edward’s Episcopal Church, 211 W Center St., Silverton. Group meets weekly to discuss tips. 503-910-6862

Friday Silverton Toastmasters

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

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Tuesday, July 5

Historic Silver Falls Day

7 p.m., Mt. Angel Library. 503-845-9291

10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Silver Falls State Park. Antique cars, antique logging tools, horse logging demos, storytelling, old-fashioned games, carriage rides, lmusic, historical displays. Miniature canoe race to celebrate Al Faussett’s 1928 canoe trip over the South Falls. For detailed event schedule, visit $5 parking fee. Lou, 503-581-4155

Wednesday, July 6

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Mt. Angel Summer Reading

3:30 p.m., Mt. Angel Library. Juggler Rhys Thomas. July 12: Music in Action with Rich Glauber. July 19: Inspirational speaker Kacey McCallister. July 26: Border Collies International. All ages. Free. 503-845-6401

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Thursday, July 7

11 a.m. - 3 p.m., Shiloh Water Systems, 190 W Church St., Mt. Angel. Around the House with Handyman Bob & Eric G from noon - 2 p.m. Snacks, door prizes, giveaways. Mt. Angel Sausage Company food sales benefit Father Bernard Youth Center. Listen live at FM 101 KXL or call in at 503-417-9595

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Saint Benedict Festival

Actors/Improv Group

7 - 8:30 p.m., Silver Falls Library. Improvisational games. No experience required. Open to adults, high school students. Also July 20. Ron, 503-873-8796

7 - 8:30 p.m., Silver Falls Library. Informal group shares writing projects. Also July 21.

Scotts Mills City Council

7 p.m., Scotts Mills City Hall, 265 Fourth St.

Library Family Nights

7 p.m., Silver Falls Library. Comedian, actor, clown Angel Ocasio performs. July 14: Reptile Man Richard Ritchey at Coolidge McClaine Park Pavilion. July 21: Juggler Rhys Thomas. July 28: Inspirational speaker Kacey McCallister. All ages; caregivers must attend with children 0 - 5. Free. 503-873-7633

Movies in the Garden

7 p.m., The Oregon Garden. Today: Clueless (PG-13). July 14: Snatch (R). July 21: The Sandlot (PG). July 28: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (PG-13). $4 adults, $3 ages 12 - 17, $2 ages 5 - 11. Children 4 and under free. Season pass $15. Well-behaved pets on leash OK

Friday, July 8 Chamber Forum Lunch

11:45 a.m., Silverton Hospital. Networking, educational program. $12 members with reservation. $15 prospective members or no reservation. 503-873-5615,

Author Reading

5 p.m., White Oak Gallery, 216 E Main St., Silverton. Author, professor Colette Tennant reads her poetry. 503-399-9193

Saturday, July 9 Ride to Defeat ALS 6 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Mt. Angel. Riders compete in 100-mile, 50-mi, 25-mi, 3-mi or 62-mi ride. $35 adults and $15 under 18. Register:, $45 and $25, available day-of, but participants ages 11 and up are responsible for $150 fundraising goal by day of event.

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Art in the Garden

7 p.m. - 10 p.m., The Oregon Garden. Artists’ reception for nine outdoor art installations by local artists. Admission $20 in advance; $25 at door. Tickets include artist talks, music, light appetizers, wine tasting. Pieces may be viewed through Sept. 30 with paid admission.

Saturday, July 16 GeerCrest Hoedown

3 - 9 p.m., GeerCrest Farm. 12390 NE Sunnyview Road. Music, games, crafts, tours, silent auction. $20 per family in advance at $25 day of event. 503-873-3406

Tuesday, July 19 Bread Making Class

Noon - 4 p.m., Mount Angel Abbey, 1 Abbey Dr., St. Benedict. Farm-to-fork picnic, craft beer from Abbey’s Benedictine Brewery, Willamette Valley wines. Lawn games, tour rarely seen Abbey treasures. Silent auction, crafts, Abbot’s Attic sale. Tickets $50; adults only. Proceeds benefit Abbey’s library, retreat center, monastery. Tickets:

Monday, July 11

6 p.m., Immanuel Lutheran Church, 303 N Church St., Silverton. Learn two breads that can be modified. Free. 503-873-3446.

Pizza in the Park

6 - 8 p.m., Scotts Mills City Park, 330 First St. Enjoy pizza, salad, beverages, games. Suggested donation $5 pizza, $1 beverage. Donations for park maintenance. 503-8735435.

Silver Falls Library Book Club

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6:30 p.m., District Office, 730 E Marquam.

Silver Falls School District

7 - 8:30 p.m., Silver Falls Library. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Janet Diaz. Refreshments. All welcome. 503-897-8796

Concert in the Park

7 p.m., Silver Falls Library. Jennings & Keller perform 21st century Americana with influences in folk, jazz, roots. Free. Spring, 503-873-8796

Sunday, July 24 Scotts Mills Pancake Breakfast

7 a.m. - noon, Scotts Mills Community Center, 298 Fourth St. $5 per person. 503-874-9575

Poetry Open Mic

4 - 5 p.m., Water Street Salon, 401 N Water St.. Poets, musicians invited. 503873-4476

7 p.m., Silverton Community Center. Open to public. 503-873-5303

Thursday, July 21

Silverton City Council

6 - 8 p.m., Silverton High. Open to all students of Silver Falls School District participating in school-sponsored sports. Print physical form from high school website, $25 donation to Silver Fox Foundation.

5:15 p.m., Mount Angel Abbey, 1 Abbey Dr., St. Benedict. Three-day classical music celebration.

Saturday, July 23

Scotts Mills City-wide Sale

7 p.m., Silverton Community Center. Open to public. Agenda available. 503-873-5321

Concert in the Park

7:30 p.m., Town Square Park, Silverton. Instrumental patriotic music presented by Marion County Citizen’s Band. Free.

Thursday, July 14 Summer Time Tea

Noon, Silverton Assembly, 437 N James St. Outdoor tea party with storyteller, Betty Barlow. $6.50; first-time guests free. Reservations: Cathy, 503-999-2291. Presented by Mt. Angel-Silverton Women’s Connection & Stonecroft Ministries.

Friday, July 15 Silverton Relay for Life

Noon - Midnight, Butte Creek School, 37569 S Highway 213, Mt. Angel. Opening ceremony. 1p.m. Survivor’s Lap. 1:30 p.m. Caregiver’s Lap. 10 p.m. Luminaria Ceremony. 11 p.m. Closing Ceremony. 503-873-5615

Sports Physical Clinic

Canterbury Renaissance Faire

10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Whitewind Far, 6118 Mt. Angel Hwy. Jousting, royal court, magicians, marketplace. Adults $14/ day, $24/weekend. Seniors 60 and older, children 6 - 12 $11/day, $20 weekend. Under 5 free. Repeats July 24; July 30 - 31. 503-873-3273,

Community Talent Show

11 a.m. - 3 p.m., Silverton Senior Center. Talent Show, barbecue. $5 adults, $3 children under 12. Under 4 free.

Free Barbecue Dinner

4:30 - 6:30 p.m., Marquam United Methodist Church, 36795 S Highway 213. Burgers, hot dogs, side dishes. Open to all. 503-829-5061

Wednesday, July 27 Abbey Bach Festival

Friday, July 29 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Scotts Mills. Scotts Mills city-wide garage sale. Sales also inside Grange Hall, which will also be open for food, refreshments. Map of sales at Grange Hall, individual sales. Lots of downtown street parking. Repeats July 30. 503-873-5435

Love in the Cucumber Patch

7 p.m., Brush Creek Playhouse, 11535 NE Silverton Road, Silverton. Brush Creek Players presents Love in the Cucumber Patch. 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. July 30, Aug. 5, 6, 12, 13; 2 p.m. July 31, Aug. 7, 14. 503508-3682,

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Something to celebrate

Honoring our military By Hannah Kloft Mount Angel resident Henrietta Dill has envisioned a military theme for the Glockenspiel figures for many years. On July 4, her idea becomes a reality. The near life-size carved figures will take their posts in the three-story timepiece at the city’s center for the summer – July 4th through Labor Day. Each represents a branch of service: the Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marines, Merchant Marines and Navy. The figures make their rounds, each coming front and center in turn, at 11 a.m. and 1, 4 and 7 p.m. daily. The Glockenspiel’s original figures depicting the community’s history are scheduled to return in September. Dill understands what life in the military is all about. Her husband was in the U.S. Air Force for 22 years. “I understand what people have to give up. You’re having to move all around and sometimes you’re left behind while your husband is away for an entire year,” Dill said.

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think all the people out here, especially in this town, are very patriotic,” Dill said, adding this pride has been demonstrated through the generous donations and contributions toward the project. The entire project was estimated to cost $30,000. Dill is more than two-thirds of the way to the goal.

Mount Angel Fourth of July events Parade: Begins at 11 a.m. at Kennedy High, 890 E. Marquam St, and finishes on Garfield at College Street. This year’s theme is “Only in America.” Dedication: After the parade, the new American Armed Forces Glockenspiel figures will be unveiled across from city hall, 5 N Garfield St.

Terry Kramer of Salem, Mike Reifel of Silverton and Carol Duree of Salem are the artists who carved the figures.

Fireworks: On the field behind Mount Angel Middle School, 460 E. Marquam St., food will be available and the Marion County Citizens Band will perform patriotic music at 7:30 p.m.; fireworks begin at dusk.

Before beginning the task of carving the Marine figure, Kramer did plenty of research, including visiting the VFW in Salem. The buttons on the carved Marine are real buttons from the U.S. Marine uniform.

Information: Randy Stockdale, 503-873-1940

“I really wanted to carve the Marine for my carving partner, who passed away about eight years ago,” Kramer said. “The men and women in our military are fighting and dying for our country. Their service needs to be recognized.”

These are the kinds of sacrifices Dill wanted to honor on the most patriotic day of the year.

Although the face is not modeled after his partner, Kramer felt the inspiration came from him. He also had a brother in the Navy, a brother in the Army, and a stepfather in the Merchant Marines.

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for the original set of figures, was assigned the Merchant Marine and the Coast Guard. He said he has learned a great deal through this experience.

“Even though the figures aren’t real, they are special,” Watkins said. “If the work we did just touches a few people and gives them a sense of community and country, that’s a few more people who understand what our freedom means.”

The U.S. Navy and the Army Nurse were assigned to Duree, who was glad to carve the Army Nurse in honor of her many friends who are nurses, including those who have served during wartime.

Songs associated with each branch of service will play as the representative figure comes to the fore. The selections were compiled under the direction of Dave Chartrey and recorded by the Z Musikmakers of Mount Angel.

Duree said it took her 123 hours to carve the figures. Her dad, Al Duree, was in the Army and her husband, Goode Jones, was in the Navy.

God Bless America will replace Edelweiss as the music performed as the two carved children swing out from the top story at the end of each presentation. It was sung by children from St. Mary’s Elementary School under the direction of music teacher Monica Lewin and recorded by Stu Rasmussen in the neighboring Mt. Angel Performing Arts Center.

“What was astounding to me was how emotional it was to carve the figures and hear people’s stories,” she said. Shari Watkins of Salem was responsible for painting the six figurines. Her son and late husband served in the Marine Corp. “We can trace people in my family who have served our country back to the Revolutionary War,” Watkins said. “I grew up in a time when celebrating the Fourth of July meant something.”

“Hearing the children sing brought tears to my eyes… other parents were wiping their eyes as well,” Dill said.

It is Watkin’s hope when younger generations see the new figures and hear the music they will take time to reflect on what their freedom means and understand it comes with a price.

Dill said she hopes the new Glockenspiel figures will serve as a “…reminder to people that there are sacrifices being made all the time so that they can live free.”



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Since he was in middle school, he knew he wanted to apply for a Gates scholarship. And he knew if he didn’t receive scholarships, his dreams of attending a four-year college would not be possible. He applied in early January. It was mid-April when he received the news by “snail mail.”

“This scholarship is not about me,” Luis said. “I have to give the credit to my family for their support and their encouragement.”

Luis Morales, one of the valedictorians from the Silverton High School Class of 2016, has become the first Silverton graduate to be awarded a Gates Millennium Scholarship.

Growing up in Mount Angel, he is the son of Ramiro Morales and Ofelia Villarreal. His siblings are Narda, 25; Juana, 23; Ramiro, 21; Eduardo, 15 and Samuel, 1.

More than 53,000 2016 high school seniors applied for the program funded by the Bill Luis Morales & Melinda Gates Foundation. Only 1,000, or 2 percent, were chosen. Luis is one of 23 Oregon recipients. He plans to attend the University of Oregon in the fall. His goal is to become an orthodontist. If he continues to meet the Gates criteria, his entire education will be paid through the program – from bachelor’s degree to professional certification. A humble and polite young man, Luis works at Subway in the Woodburn. He plans to study chemistry and business administration at Oregon. His high school activities included health occupations, FBLA, National Honor Society, Red Cross club, Habitat for Humanity and tennis.

“When I saw the fat envelope, I knew I had received it. When I opened the letter, it was like the best Christmas present and I started crying and my mom started crying,” he said. They shared the news with his father and siblings.

From kindergarten through eighth grade, he attended schools in Mount Angel. When he was in sixth-grade, he remembers his sister, Juana, told him that he needed to challenge himself. “She told me if my long term goal was to be an orthodontist, that I needed to go to Silverton High because it had a health occupations class,” Luis said. He added he turned to Juana when he needed a pep talk or encouragement. “She has always believed in me and helped me achieve my goals,” he said.

“My mom told me that all my years of hard work had paid off,” he said. “I told my parents that they motivated me to work this hard. My parents have sacrificed so much for their children. Getting this scholarship is life changing for me.” Ramiro Morales, wearing an OSU Beavers t-shirt, was waiting for his son to finish the interview. Laughing, Luis teased his dad, saying it’s about time to put away that shirt and get one from U of O.

Luis’ dad works for Wilco in Mount Angel. His mom stays home to take care of his youngest brother.

Giving his son a bear hug and wiping away tears, the elder Morales shared how extremely proud he is of his son.

“Our parents told us that they came to America for their children because they wanted us to have better opportunities,” Luis said. “My parents told us that America is a nation of dreams. But to achieve our dreams we had to work hard. They encouraged us to focus on our academics.”

“Having Luis receive this scholarship is a dream,” Ramiro Morales said. “I feel so blessed for him to have received this. It shows hard work pays off.”

When he and his wife first came to the U.S., they worked in the fields picking grapes, strawberries and blueberries.

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Defeat the bloodsuckers By Melissa Wagoner Summer in Oregon is a time for enjoying the great outdoors. Unfortunately, a walk in the park, a hike in the woods, a camping trip or even sitting on your front porch can be downright painful when those outdoor spaces are filled with hungry mosquitoes. Before you reach for the chemical sprays, try a few easy methods to keep them at bay. Standing water is a breeding ground for mosquito larvae. Make sure to empty buckets, pots and other containers where water may collect. Remember that mosquitoes are most active during the early morning and evening hours. If you can, avoid being outside during those times.

citronella candle to convince mosquitoes you mean business. Moving air helps to deter flying insects and citronella has been known to repel them. If all else fails, there are some plantbased products that help protect exposed areas of skin. An Internet search reveals hundreds of easy recipes for homemade sprays and lotions. Items like catnip oil, oil of citronella and oil of lemon eucalyptus can be found at local health food stores.

Make your own ‘bug-off’ spray Randi Embree’s favorite mix of oils is: clove, lavender, orange and eucalyptus. “It works great and smells good too,” she said. Ingredients Witch Hazel (like Dickinsons)

If you would rather buy a ready-made product, Silverton resident and owner of Abiqua Naturals Nicole Dennis makes an all-natural insect repellent sold at Shayla Lynn on Water Street. “It has distilled water, witch hazel and a variety of essential oils. It works quite well,” Dennis said.

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has used Listerine mouthwash to keep mosquitoes away.

If alfresco dining and enjoying a beautiful sunrise are on your agenda, keep covered up with long sleeves and pants.

She advises avoiding scented lotions, hair products and perfumes, as these can attract unwanted insect attention.

“It needs to be applied behind your ears, on your wrists and behind your knees,” she said. “It seemed to have worked.”

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way “Simply dry the herbs and place in a fireproof ceramic or other container and light for a slow burn,” Embree said. “Any of the ‘spaghetti herbs’ used in this way is likely to be effective.” Embree also provides a recipe for a homemade bug-off spray. (See sidebar.) If you do get bit, Embree recommends to her herbal students to chew up a leaf of plantain (plantago lancelota or plantago major) and apply it to bites or stings. A drop of lavender essential oil will help as well. To treat bites, Dawn Tacker recommends applying apple cider vinegar to the bite, while Gail Little-Frassenei recommends pressing the back of a very warm spoon to the area. When Ruth Rooster visited her grown children in Texas, she said they all use After Bite, which turns out to be ammonia, which stops the itching. Christine Guenther suggests mixing baking soda with water to make a paste to put on the bite.

On Your Mark, Get Set… Read! The Silver Falls Library continues its annual summer reading program for all ages. Kids and teens up to 18 years old have the chance to track the days they read, have fun participating in programs, and earn prizes throughout the summer. There are different game boards for pre-readers (age 0-5 years), kids (entering grades K-5), and teens (entering grades 6-12). Prizes vary based on the game board, but they include new books, State Fair tickets, gift cards, and more.

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Roth to play Division II

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Silverton High athlete Sam Roth has decided to take his basketball skills to Northwest Nazarene University.

of Roth and three other players. “He has been part of a great program and it is evident that he has been well-coached. He is a bigger guard with very good perimeter skills.

Roth, who helped lead the Sam Roth Foxes to the 2015 OSAA Class 5A state championship and was a two-time all-state selection, has signed a letter-of- intent to play for the Crusaders, an NCAA Division II school in Nampa, Idaho.

The 6-3 Roth averaged 14.2 points, 5.2 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 1.3 steals per game in the state championship year and 13.6 points, 6.2 rebounds, 3.4 assists, 1.9 steals and 1.1 blocks per game as a senior.

Roth will play for Coach Scott Flemming, who is entering his second year with Northwest Nazarene. The Crusaders were 8-18 overall and 4-16 in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference last season. “Sam is coming off an excellent high school career,” Flemming said in a statement announcing the recruitment

“Sam is an outstanding student, a young man of strong faith and someone that will be a leader on our campus.”

Basketball-wise the coach said Sam’s defensive abilities might be his best path to playing time. “I envision him becoming somewhat of a defensive stopper in college who can guard a number of positions,” Steve said. “He’ll certainly need to get stronger and continue to build his skills if he is to earn significant playing time.

His father and coach at Silverton, Steve Roth, told Our Town that NNU would be a good fit for Sam. “He definitely did a lot of homework and put a lot of thought and prayer into this decision,” Steve Roth said. “He is excited about the challenge of playing at that level, but I think the decision was really based more on academics than basketball. He is interested in pursuing a degree in engineering and NNU has a solid program.”

“I do look forward to watching him play as a dad and not a coach. Obviously, I’m really proud of him.” One of Northwest Nazarene’s GNAC opponents is Western Oregon. Which means Roth will be playing a game in Monmouth once a year.

Les Schwab Bowl: Noah Dahl of Silverton played a key role in the gamewinning drive as the South team beat the North team 16-14 on June Noah Dahl 25 at Hillsboro Stadium. Dahl was the main ball-carrier on the final drive that led to a 45-yard field goal by Zach Ermerson of Mountain View with 1:35 left that overcame a 14-13 deficit. The annual all-star football game included players from Class 6A and Class 5A teams. Dahl will attend the University of Oregon in the fall. Here is a look at how athletes with Silverton-area ties fared with college programs … and please get in touch with me if you know someone I am missing! Morgan Anderson: The Oregon State

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Summer recreation opportunities abound University junior from Silverton High continues to rise up the all-time lists for the Beavers. Anderson is second alltime in the 1,500, third in the 5,000 and fifth in the 800 after a season in which she turned in the fastest time for OSU in the 800, 1500, 5,000 and had the second-fastest time in the mile. Anderson finished 12th in the 5K at the Pac-12 Championships. Devin Geiger: The George Fox junior from Silverton took fourth in the Northwest Conference high jump and was eighth in the long jump. Kayla Stocker: The former all-state catcher for the Silverton softball team moved to the outfield at Chemeketa and batted .302, second on the team, in her freshman year. Stocker played in all 36 games and hit three home runs and added 16 RBIs. Dustin Meyer: The Pacific University infielder from Silverton played in eight

games and started twice in his freshman campaign, batting .200 with three RBIs. Bradley Cock: The junior catcher from Silverton by way of Clackamas Community College turned in a sparkling error-free season for the Corban University baseball team. Cock handled 88 chances without an error while playing in 18 games with 13 starts for the Warriors. He threw out five of the eight runners who attempted to steal on him. J’Rett Baker: The sophomore javelin thrower from Silverton took 10th for Corban in the Cascade Collegiate Conference championships with a throw of 155-2. He is sixth on the Warriors’ all-time list with a 167-11 throw in 2015 and his seasonal best this year of 163-9 is eighth on the Corban list. Follow me on @ jameshday. Got a news tip? Email me at Follow Our Town on Facebook.

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Whether you opt for the 8K run or the 2-mile fun run/walk, Homer’s Classic features a flat, scenic run with a track finish. Both runs start at 9 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 7.

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The Silver Falls Family YMCA offers many Summer Day Camps. For information on camps in July and August, visit silver-falls-family-ymca/ Parents also can sign up their children for Summer Swim Lessons, which are Monday-Thursday 10 a.m.- noon and in the evenings from 5-7. Call 503873-6456 for information or head down to the pool at 601 Miller St. to sign up.

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I can remember when you wanted to talk to someone for business or pleasure, you just walked up to this sort of oblong box hanging on the wall, gave the crank a whirl and when an operator answered, you asked the operator to put you in touch with whomever you wanted to talk with. And you always knew the operator’s name.

It took almost 30 minutes of saying “no” to all the frills they wanted to sell me before I finally got the person on the other end to agree to set me up with just a telephone. No frills. No extras. Just a simple telephone. A few days later, a service man came to my apartment and had me hooked up with a telephone in about 10 minutes. I was happy.

“Hello, Rachel. This is Vern. I would like to talk to Joe, who you might find at the pool hall.” The operator would connect you with the pool hall, where you would find Joe or at least someone who knew where he was. Of course, this was a small town. Where I lived, the telephone switch board was in the operator’s home. And if she wasn’t busy as a midwife bringing a new resident into the world, she would be there ready to assist you with whoever you wanted to talk with. The telephone operator in my town was Rachel. Everyone loved her. We’ve come along way since hand cranked telephones and operators. Now you have to wait about 30 minutes or more on hold to speak with someone who can answer your questions. The worst thing about not having operators is you have to answer a series of stupid automated questions, then more

questions from some robot before you can speak with someone in a foreign country who tells you how much money you can save if you buy the whole bundle of goodies they offer, but still can’t explain why your telephone bill is outrageously high. With all these big corporate mergers, it is like all of them use the same automated answering machine. Our country may soon be a one corporation country. Now I would not be writing about the problems of automated operators if it had not been for my own personal experience. At my age, 95, and living alone, my concerned friends wanted me to have a telephone. Note this is a telephone. A big difference from a cell phone. One would think getting a telephone would be simple.

A few days after that, I received a bill only to learn I was being charged for the complete bundle. Hey, why do I need virus protection on my telephone? On top of that, the location I am in is in a “hole” so to speak, where the signal needed for the Internet and TV cannot be had and there is no dish, nor has there ever been. I don’t even want one if it is available. The argument went on and on, with two months of telephone calls and letters and the corporate “eyes” seeing an antenna where none existed. Mercy, mercy. What next? I know that some of you have been frustrated by automated phone systems as well. Why can’t we all ban together and ban the communications companies who don’t listen to the consumer? After all, they are only a machine. I wish I could talk with Rachel again. She would know where to find who I needed to talk with to resolve the issue.

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Free lunches available for kids 1 to 18 Children 1 to 18 years old are eligible for free lunches. In the Silver Falls School District lunch is served Monday through Friday through Friday, Aug. 26. 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. Coolidge - McClaine Park, 300 Coolidge

St., noon to 12:30 p.m. Scotts Mills City Park, 300 1st St., Scotts Mills, 11 to 11:30 a.m.


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


Call the Silver Falls at 503-559-7129 or the Mount Angel School at 503-845-2345 for more information.

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WEEKLY BOOKKEEPER NEEDED at Gordon House Historic Site. Once a week to run deposits, pay bills, and create summary reports.  Call 503-874-6006 to apply and learn more. WANTED: EXPERIENCED SHORT ORDER COOK. Up to 30+ hours per week. Competitive hourly wage B.O.E. Apply in person, Poppa Al’s 198 NE Santiam Blvd., Mill City. WEEKEND TOUR GUIDE at Gordon House Historic Site. Saturdays and/ or Sundays 10am-4pm. Lots of fun to tell Frank Lloyd Wright’s story of architecture in Oregon. Call 503874-6006 to apply and learn more. QUALIFIED DAYCARE TEACHERS NEEDED at TLC/Mt. Angel. FT teacher & PT teacher (3-6 PM, M-F). Call Nan @ 503.634.2760. Part time bookkeeper wanted: Mt. Angel. Bookkeeping experience, Mac literate, few hours each week, independent, lives in or near Mount Angel, pay dependent on experience and qualifications. Send resume to

TINA’S LANDSCAPE MAINTENANCE Mowing – Edging - Bark Dusting – Fertilizing – Pruning - Thatching and Aerating - On Going Maintenance and clean up – yard debris/ Hauling.  CBL# 9404    971-2161093 CASCADE CONCEALED CARRY INSTRUCTIONS INC. is teaching RENTALS Oregon concealed hand gun classes FOR RENT: Silverton 3brm, 2ba, single on the 1st and multi state on the 3rd level, ADA, well, septic, shop, creek Saturday. Call for location. Visit our view, wood stove, split wood. OR apple, website at or Call cherry, strawberry, pasture, acreage. 503-580-0753 Gated, wild life, off road. Monthly garbage and annual gutter clean VEHICLES included.  $2395/mo   503-873-9988   1979 SEA SWIRL 18’FT FIBERGLASS BOAT: 185 OMC V-8 SERVICES inboard, closed bow, full top, 1981 VISIONS CLEANING – Invision coming EZ loader trailer, ski equipment, life home to a clean and organized home. jackets and more. Excellent shape. Excellent references $65-$75 per $6000 OBO. 503-999-4351 clean. Organize your home and special WANTED projects. 503-868-8107. RDR Handyman & Home Repair CERTIFIED CAREGIVER providing personal in-home care, Service  installation and repair of fencing, decks,doors, windows, siding transportation, meal prep, and light housekeeping.  Please contact Susan and roofing.  CCB 206637 licenced, - Phone 503-874-4352 or Email bonded and insured.  Call Ryan   7/1p 881-3802 FAMILY LOOKING FOR HOUSE To rent, HERNANDEZ LANDSCAPING possibly buy. 3 bedrooms preferred. mowing,edging,fertilizing, weed 503-509-0608. control, clean-ups, bark dust,


Anyone interested in a talk and pictures of Mexico’s Copper Canyon is invited to Mt. Angel Towers at 1 Towers Ln on Saturday, July 16, 1 p.m. Presenters are Jackie Miller and Pat Bowen Refreshments will follow.

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 503-949-5040 or 503-873-6209 WOOD DOCTOR Furniture restoration. Revive - Restore -  Metal - Wood - Antique Furniture -  Family Heirlooms.  Also specialize in custom wood craft.  Free Estimates.  James Scialabba  971-208-4348 CONSTRUCTION DRAWINGS Residential, light commercial, new buildings, additions, remodeling. Reasonable rates. Michael Finkelstein Design, 503-873-8215.

TIMBER WANTED Timberland, timber deeds, timber tracks, standing or deck lumber. Land Got something clearing, Cedar, Maple, Fir, Ash, Oak, to sell? Alder. Free appraisals and estimates. 503-874-6321 I’M A WOODWORKER buying oldand Reach your neighbors ormake new handplanes, old logging a deal by advertising axes, undercutters, saws and filing in tools, blacksmithing, machinist, mechanics tools, any related/unusual Our 503-364-5856 Town Marketplace items.  10/1pp WANTED: Usable French Doors. Private503-936-1447 party ads $10 for

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a Grin at the end

Things I wish hadn’t been invented ... Then there’s the Internet, which is turning the U.S. and much of the rest of the world into a real-life version of the movie Idiocracy. People take anything they see on the Internet as Gospel – only it’s not. They think “chemtrails” – also known as condensation trails caused by planes traveling through humid air – are going to poison us and a conspiracy is going to turn the nation into a wild animal park. News flash: Tom Clancy already wrote the novel.

As a society, we are spoiled. We are surrounded by gadgets and gizmos that are supposed to make our lives easier and, by inference, better. The fact of the matter is, some have done that, and others haven’t. Some examples: We could definitely do without nuclear weapons. I grew up at the height of the Cold War, and my dad was stationed at the Air Force Strategic Air Command Base closest to Cuban when Krushchev and Kennedy were playing brinkmanship with nuclear-tipped missiles. I remember the traffic jams caused by people leaving the area because they were sure the area would be the first to get nuked. I also realize that the use of nuclear weapons saved the lives of a million U.S. troops when they were used in Japan to end World War II. But these are different times, and it doesn’t make me feel any more secure to know that North Korea, Pakistan, China and Russia have those things pointed at us, or anyone else. We would all be better off without them. Another item we could do very well without is the smart phone. When the cell phone first came along, I thought it was pretty terrific. I could call my wife to tell her I was

running late at work or get a hold of any of the kids at anytime and tell them they were late and better get home ASAP. But the advent of smart phones has turned nearly everyone I know into drones. They can’t sit for more than 2 minutes without pulling out their phones and checking messages, emails and other crap that, not too long ago, could wait. The idea that a message or email is more important than the people sitting in the same room is annoying and rude. I’ve felt like grabbing people’s smart phones and flushing them down the toilet. We’ve had to ban them at the dinner table in our house, and I wouldn’t mind seeing them disappear altogether.

When a gadget or gizmo comes along that can do that, I’ll be first in line to buy one.


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America has always loved conspiracy theories, and the Internet is the biggest conspiracy. It’s turning people dumber by foisting that stuff on them. We as a civilization don’t necessarily need more facts. There are plenty of those. We need more wisdom. We need people who can take the facts at hand and determine a wise course that will benefit all of us as a society.

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Silverton Relay for Life Saturday, July 16 Homer Davenport Community Festival August 5 – 7

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TOWN COUNTRY Marcia Branstetter Broker, GRI 873-3545 ext. 318

Micha Christman Property Manager 873-1425

Becky Craig Broker 873-3545 ext. 313

Angela Halbirt-Lopez Broker 873-3545 ext. 312

Desaree Parks Broker 873-3545 ext. 326

Michael Schmidt Broker, GRI 873-3545 ext. 314


TOWN Meredith Wertz Ryan Wertz Broker Broker, GRI 873-3545IN ext.TOWN 324 873-3545 ext. 322 NEW HOME


STAYTON/SUBLIM Christina Mason Branstetter COUNTRY Williamson LAND/ACREAG Principal Broker, GRI

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1st residence is 3 BD, 2 BA, 1480 sqft built in 1972, 2nd residence is 3 BD, 1 BA, 1340 sqft built in the 1930’s. Many updates done to the 1st residence, 2nd residence is currently rented. Within the UGB, both residences have potential to be split, could be annexed into the city for development! Call Meredith at ext 324 or Ryan at ext. 322.

FOR LEASE/COMMERCIAL #T2284 COLONIAL HOME ONFOR ACREAGE RENT FOR RENT Ready to move into, great for first time buyers or investors. $489,900 East of Salem. Don’t miss outKEIZER on this great TOWN WOODBURN TOWNWOODBURN AKEIZER lot of home for the price. 3 bedrooms, 2 bath home, country home on 1.51 acres. 4 bedrooms, 4.5 baths and BARELAND/LOTS SILVE

#T2293 WATER FRONT PROPERTY $179,000 #T2308 READY TO MOVE INTO $159,900 FOR LEASE/COMMERCIAL Water front property. Bring on your plans and dreams for a 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)

open floor plan, freshly manicured yard. Carport and storBARELAND/LOTS


age. Easy to show! Call Meredith at ext 324 or Ryan at ext. 322 (WVMLS#705808)








a bonus room over the garage. Over 3600sqft of living space. Special features include walk in pantry, large country kitchen with lots of counter space, gas heat and range for cooking. Lots of built-ins with desk in the kitchen area, and great views of Oregon’s farm country. Call Chuck at ext. 325 (WVMLS#701127)



#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) #T2298 SINGLE FAMILY HOME 2BR, 1BA 912sqft Call Meredith at ext. 324 or Ryan at ext. 322 $166,900





#T2282 CREEK FRONTAGE/MULTI-USE 5 BR, 3BA 3937 sqft.Call Meredith at ext. 324, Ryan at ext. 322 $393,900 (WVMLS#700697) #T2278 FIXER WITH OLDER CHARM 3BR, 1.5BA 1946 sqft. Call Michael at ext. 314 $129,900



#T2283 ROOM TO SPREAD OUT 4BR, 2.5BA 2325 sqft.Call Chuck at ext. 325 $314,900 (WVMLS#700862) NEW! – T2308 READY TO MOVE INTO 3 BR,2 BA, 1848 sqft Call Meredith at ext. 324 or Ryan at ext. 322 $159,900 (WVMLS#705808) NEW! – #T2305 2 HOMES ON 1 PROPERTY 6+ BR,3 BA, 2780 sqft Call Meredith at ext. 324 or Ryan at ext. 322 $479,900 (WVMLS#705585)

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

#T2165 LOT #62 IN SILVER CLIFF ESTATES .12 Acre lot. Call Chuck at ext. 325 $32,000 (WVMLS#682938)

SOLD! – #T2219 45 DIVIDABLE ACRES 45 Acres. Call Michael at ext. 314 $610,000 (WVMLS#692414) #T2265 2.13 UNDEVELOPED ACRES 2.13 acre lot. Zoned ID Call Chuck at ext. 325 $299,000

#T2177 BREATHTAKING VIEWS 9.8 acres bare land. Call Chuck at ext. 325 $289,000 (WVMLS#685987) PENDING – #T2287 YOUR OWN PARADISE 3BR, 2BA 1708 sqft. Call Marcia at ext. 318 $425,000



#T2300 WONDERFUL POTENTIAL 12.51 Acres Call Meredith at ext. 324 or Ryan at ext. 322 $143,800 (WVMLS#704402)

NEW! – #A2301 TREED PRIVATE SETTING 2BR, 2BA 1740 sqft 5.00 Acres Call Michael at ext. 314 $349,999 (WVMLS#705189)


#T2299 LOT CLOSE TO TOWN .450 Acres Call Meredith at ext. 324 or Ryan at ext. 322 $76,900

SOLD! – #T2248 PARK LIKE SETTING 2BR, 2BA 1590 sqft.17.680 acres Call Chuck at ext. 325 (WVMLS#703418) $449,500 (WVMLS#695519) IN TOWN NEW HOME CONSTRUCTION #T2294 READY FOR YOU TO BUILD 1.090 Acres #T2265 2.13 UNDEVELOPED ACRES 2.13 acre Call Marcia at ext. 318 $162,000 (WVMLS#702893) lot. Zoned ID Call Chuck at ext. 325 $299,000 #T2293 WATER FRONT PROPERTY 1.100 Acres (WVMLS#698462) Call Marcia at ext. 318 $179,000 (WVMLS#702891) #T2284 COLONIAL HOME ON ACREAGE 4BR, 4.5BA 3680 sqft.1.510 acres Call Chuck at ext. 325 #T2300 WONDERFUL POTENTIAL 12.51 Acres $489,900 (WVMLS#701127) Call Meredith at ext. 324 or Ryan at ext. 322 $143,800 #T2297 WONDERFUL COMMON WALL HOME 3BR, (WVMLS#704402) 2.5BA 1512sqft Call Meredith at ext. 324 or Ryan at ext. 322 $169,300 (WVMLS#703318) NEW! – #T2307 CUTE SALEM HOME 3 BR,1.5 BA, 1479 sqft Call Desaree at ext. 326 $171,500 #T2233 2 ACRE LOT 2 acres Call Chuck at ext. 325




STAYTON/SUBLIMITY HUBBARD LAND/ACREAGE TOWN SOLD! – #T2248 PARK LIKE SETTING 2BR, 2BA 1590 sqft.17.680 acres Call Chuck at ext. 325 $449,500 (WVMLS#695519)








CASCADIA-#T2262 PERFECT MOUNTAIN GETAWAY 1BR, 0BA 912 sqft. Call Chuck at ext. 325 $69,000 (WVMLS#698080) SOLD! – #T2261 WOODBURN – NICE GEM 4BR, 1.5BA 1232 sqft. Call Christina at ext. 315 $147,000





SOLD! – #T2286 CANBY – COUNTRY PROPERTY 2BR, 1BA 938 sqft. 3.31 Acres Call Michael at ext. 314 $324,900 (WVMLS#701628) SOLD! – #T2296 MONMOUTH – PRICED TO SELL 3BR, 2BA 1236 sqft Call Chuck at ext. 325 $199,900




#T2295 IDAHNA – OWN PRIVATE RETREAT 4BR, 2BA 1150 sqft..830 acres Call Meredith at ext. 324 or Ryan at ext. $189,000 (WVMLS#703350) STAYTON/SUBLIMITY NEW! – #T2302 MOLALLA – GREAT STARTER HOME 3 BR,1 BA, 1104 sqft Call Meredith at ext. 324 or Ryan at ext. 322 $219,600 (WVMLS#705138)












COUNTRY FOR LEASE/COMMERCIAL FOR RENT OTHER COMMUNITI TOWNWOODBURN STAYTON/SUBLIMITY KEIZER #T2274 FANTASTIC COUNTRY ESTATE 5 BR, 3BA Call Micha at 503-873-1425 IN TOWN NEW LAND/ACREAGE HOME CONSTRUCTION BARELAND/LOTS 2494 sqft.30.14 acres Call Meredith at ext. 324, Ryan or see them on at ext. 322 $499,900 COUNTRY/ACREAGE TOWN #T2284 COLONIAL HOME ON ACREAGE 4BR, our website 4.5BA 3680 sqft.1.510 acres Call Chuck at ext. 325 COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL AUMSVILLE/TURNER $489,900 WOODBURNSTAYTON/SUBLIMITY FOR LEASE/COMMERCIAL FOR RENT #T2275 WONDERFULLY REMODELED HOME 4BR, 3.5BA 3590 sqft. Call Meredith at ext. 324, Ryan at ext. 322 $567,000 (WVMLS#699438)



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Our Town North: July 1, 2016  

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Our Town North: July 1, 2016  

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