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50 years

Mount Angel’s Oktoberfest ties heritage, harvest, celebration

Editor’s Note: This is the first of two stories on the 50th celebration of Mount Angel’s Oktoberfest. The next story will appear Sept. 15. This year’s Oktoberfest is Sept. 17-20. By Kristine Thomas For the 32nd celebration of Mount Angel’s Oktoberfest, Connie Lauzon and Mary Grant did some digging to discover the festival’s history. Gathering newspaper clippings and interviewing past and present board members, Grant and Lauzon created a program called, “Oktoberfest, This is Your Life. Prosit!” The 22-page document they wrote had interviews from Agnes and Virgil Diehl, Jim Unger and Tom Ewing. Sitting on her couch in her Mount Angel home, Lauzon recently shared old photographs and the write up. One quote from Grant summarized Oktoberfest’s history. “Sometimes history is clouded by our memories,” Grant said. “There are often times many versions of the same story. The real consistent element in this story is how true the festival has remained to the vision of its founders.” Jim Unger told the two that the important element of the festival was keeping it a nonprofit. Since the festival began in 1966, it has raised $3 million for local

As for how the idea for the first festival in September 1966 began, well, Lauzon and Grant learned 32 years ago, it all depends on who they asked.

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OK, we all know if you subtract 1966 from 2015, you get 49. So why, some ask, is this the 50th celebration of Oktoberfest? Well, this isn’t a birthdays. The first festival was “1” and if you count you’ll find this is the 50th time Mount Angel has held an Oktoberfest celebration.

Unger, who was the president of the Mount Angel Chamber of Commerce in 1966, told the women he had never heard of the word “Oktoberfest” until someone came to a meeting to talk about having a harvest festival. Virgil Diehl told Lauzon it all started with Sam Bates.

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“I remember, we used to go to his furniture store quite often and he always started talking about this festival,” Virgil Diehl said.

Even in Munich, Germany, the bulk of the Oktoberfest festivals are in September. Oktoberfest is a generic words meaning, “harvest celebration.” Most fall festivals happen at the end of the harvest. It’s a time to celebrate the year’s hard work and the bounty. In Mount Angel, Oktoberfest always starts the second Thursday after Labor Day – about when the hop harvest is in.

Agnes Diehl shared they wanted to create a festival where a “family could go and not have to have their hands in their pockets all the time.” She remembers a group of people went to lunch at Evergreen Golf Club where they met Paul DeShaw, who offered his ideas. 

nonprofits and has helped the library, fire department and high school as well as helping build the willage bandstand and the Festhalle. That figure doesn’t include the money raised by nonprofits selling food in the Alpine chalets.

There is the version it was born at Evergreen, Lauzon wrote. “Sam Bates noted that a Salem golfer suggested that an Oktoberfest theme would be good for Mount Angel because of the German-Swiss background of the town.” Tom Ewing told Lauzon he had the secret to “exactly

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how the festival started, told to me by my farther who had spent some time in the service in Germany and had recently retired from the service. It seems that he attended a chamber of commerce meeting as they were discussing what they might do for a festival, since the other festivals had died out. My father, Thomas P. Ewing, was sitting next to Paul DeShaw and leaned over and whispered in his ear, ‘Why don’t they have an Oktoberfest like they have in Munich, Germany?’ and Paul DeShaw took that idea and ran with it and that’s how Oktoberfest started in Mount Angel.” The Mount Angel community was founded by German pioneers in 1867, and since the surrounding area resembles rural Bavaria, organizers thought the Oktoberfest would be a natural fit. To learn more about hosting an Oktoberfest, several people visited Leavenworth, Wash. And to promote the event, they took a float to nearby festivals. There also is some question about how much money the Mount Angel Chamber of Commerce loaned the Oktoberfest committee – some say it was $100 and some say $400. One thing that has remained constant, for 50 celebrations a chamber member has always been a part of the board of directors. The first year there wasn’t an Oktoberfest board or

president or bylaws. The members of the committee in 1966 were Harold Bourbonnais, Leonard Butsch, Don Schmidt, Paul DeShaw, Ron Hannon, Dick Zeis, Virgil Diehl, Sam Bates, Jim Unger, Willie Verboort, Francis Schmidt and Ed Jenck.  The first Mount Angel Oktoberfest in 1966 was held on the corner of Main and Palmer streets, with the biergarten in a tent borrowed from U.S. Bank. That first year the dance floor was constructed the second day of the festival. Organizers hoped for 8,000 people. Mount Angel had about 1,700 residents; Oktoberfest drew about 39,000 attendees. With no room in the cash register, “money was jammed into paper bags.”  At the first celebration, there were seven booths, a German band concert by local high schools, Bavarian dancers, auto and bicycle races, a ball game and a fireman’s waterball contest. The Catholic Daughters held German dinners at the old St. Mary’s Grade School. They prepared dinner for 100 people and 1,200 attended. “They did a lot of scurrying around local towns to find more sausages and what went with to meet the unexpected demand,” according to Lauzon and Grant’s research. All in all, tha first year, there was a lot of scurrying to make things work.

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By the second year, the organizational plans recognized as today’s Oktoberfest began to take place.

booth bedecked, blocked-off downtown streets, eating, drinking, listening, singing and enjoying.”

the first festival, stickers lining sidewalks and the festivals when it rained.

In 1967, the Catholic Daughters joined the Seminary Mother’s Club to host the German dinners at St. Mary’s School. On the menu was sauerkraut, Oktoberfestwurst, assorted breads and cheeses, mashed potatoes, green beans with mushrooms, applesauce and homemade pies. Prices were 75 for kids and $1.50 for adults. The festival grew to 20 booths and had a teen-age dance, plus scenes from the from the opera Carmen, 6,000 pounds of sausage and 5,000 gallons of beer.

Over the years festival went through some rowdy times when beer was sold in buckets and stickers were popular. Celebrants wore “Blitz Me” stickers and some attendees found themselves labelled “prime choice.” Over time, however, the board of directors stepped in to assure the festival would remain family friendly.

He also remembers why the festival has been successful.

A 1967 Statesman’s Journal “Good Monday Morning” column, reflect the experience that still ring true today: “We did a stint of walking at Mt. Angel’s Oktoberfest, though, and are now convinced the entire event, besides being a carload of fun, is a direct plot against our diet. We inhaled enough sausages and luscious unspellables (sic) to feed an army. Our won’t power weakened every time we passed a booth. One thing is sure – we never saw more happy, friendly faces in one place.” Another reporter for the paper wrote,  “It had the smell of sausage and strudel. It had the sounds of polka and yodel. It had edelweiss and a harvest moon. It had the blessing of the archbishop and the weatherman. It had the kiss of hops. Hundreds of people ebbed and flowed through

In 1974, three women were elected to the Oktoberfest board for the first time. They were Henrietta Saalfeld, Jeanne Hannon and Joyce Lindsay. Mary Grant has been the festival’s only woman president.

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Jerry and Connie Lauzon moved to Mount Angel in 1989. Jerry was the festival director of public relations for 20 years. While enchanted with Mount Angel and the festival, he immediately realized the festival’s rowdy reputation – with the large consumption of beer and the stickers – were “vexing problems” he was determined to solve.

Verboort attended his first festival when he was 21 years old and hasn’t missed one since. He served on the board for 14 years, including as president.

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As cultural attitudes shifted toward drinking, Oktoberfest’s board of directors also realized the need to change.

“Where the idea for the Oktoberfest came, well, your guess is as good as mine,” he said. “I remember it was Paul DeShaw and Dick Zeis talking about starting the festival and how some others suggested the setting and the hops in the valley reminded them of Germany.”

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Verboot believes that’s why Oktoberfest has continue for 50 years. “Everyone was pulling together as a team,” he said.

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“We had to make some tough decisions each year,” he said. “One thing I give all the board members credit for is when we made a decision, even if someone didn’t agree with it, they supported the decision and they left the table as friends. Everyone worked together as a team and there was no crying if you didn’t get your way.”

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place,” he said.

It was at the 25th celebration of Oktoberfest that Mary Grant asked Nann Fleck to teach the local children the Maypole dance.

Jerry knew the sticker situation was getting out of hand when he saw young kids putting stickers on one another near the Harvest Monument and how the stickers seemed to carpet the sidewalks, buildings and even stop signs.

“Once we started with one dance, we kept building the tradition of dancing from there,” she said.

The last straw was when he and Connie were dressed up in their Bavarian attire and a man had the audacity to slap a sticker on Connie’s chest.

The dancing was one way to modify the image of the festival, emphasizing children and adults dressed in German attire and celebrating their heritage.

“I saw that as an inappropriate act,” Jerry said.

Fleck said she is proud of how hard many people have worked to make the festival what it is today.

Biergarten altercations – often when a boyfriend or husband was often offended when another man slapped a sticker on his girlfriend or wife – also needed to cease.

“There is happy music, great dancing, good food and beautiful weather,” she said. “It’s a place to bring your family.”

Jerry was one of the directors who was determined to change the festival from a beer party to a family friendly environment. “There was a time when we had 60 to 70 DUIIs in a four day period,” Jerry said. He began working with others and the OLCC to make changes on how beer could be sold – no longer in buckets. “I believe beer is a gift of God and to see it being consumed this way was not right,” he said. “It was making a mockery out of such a beautiful gift.” Connie said from her husband’s years in the military, he

Francis Schmidt & Orville Frank wrangling sausage at the 1968 Oktoberfest. Submitted by Mount Angel Oktoberfest

seemed to relish the tough situations. The worst it was, the more he was challenged to find a solution and make it better, she added. “Oktoberfest is much better than we found it because of some of the changes he helped to implement,” she said.

Verboort said if someone had told him Oktoberfest would last 50 years, he wouldn’t have believed them. “There aren’t many that started 50 years ago that are still going strong like Oktoberfest,” he said. “We never imagined Oktoberfest would be this successful.” 

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An investigation by the Oregon Secretary of State Election’s Division has found there is “insufficient evidence” that three Silver Falls School District employees violated election laws. In April, Fred Vandecoevering filed a complaint with the Oregon Secretary of State Election’s Division about possible election violations by Eugene Field Elementary School Principal Jennifer Hannan, Eugene Field special needs assistant and then write-in school board candidate DaNette Wernette and Silver Falls Education Association President and teacher Marie Traeger.

Vandecoevering alleged Hannan, Traeger and Wernette may have “violated election law by supporting the candidacy of DaNette Wernette while on the job during work hours as public employees.” Wernette was the write-in candidate in the May school board election. She lost to Todd White for the Zone 6 seat. Vandecoevering alleged the three employees violated election law in connection with an email and alleged activity at a staff meeting. He had received an email from an anonymous source that Hannan sent her staff about a staff meeting. He believed the email exposed a meeting that took place during work hours to allow Wernette to speak at a staff meeting. He never revealed the source of the email. Secretary of State Investigations and Legal Special Alana Cox wrote in the conclusion of an Aug. 17 letter to Vandecoevering, “Not finding a violation of election law, the Elections Division determines this investigation is closed and does not intend to pursue this matter further.” Cox wrote the Elections Division received several emails and phone calls raising other issues related to possible political campaigning by public employees of the Silver Falls School District.

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Stating complaints about violations of election law must be filed within 90 days of the incident or the election, those issues were too late to be considered, did not rise to the level of election law violations, or were not within the purview of the office. “However, this complaint and those additional calls and emails do raise serious

concerns about possible confusion about or issues related to political campaigning by public employees in the Silver Falls School District,” Cox wrote. “This office takes its responsibility to administer and enforce the election laws seriously.” She cautioned Hannan, Wernette, Traeger and Silver Falls Superintendent Andy Bellando, who all received copies of the letter, “that fidelity to election law is an important responsibility for public employees. Our office is available to answer questions and address any concerns that may arise, and I encourage the district to err on the side of caution going forward to ensure compliance with the election laws.” Bellando said he is pleased with the Secretary of State’s determination on the election complaint. “The results of the investigation are not a surprise because I believe we have always been careful to honor and abide by election laws,” Bellando said. “We take our responsibility as public employees seriously and we are continuously working to educate ourselves, and our staff members, to ensure that we stay current on election laws.” Traeger said the accusations against her had no merit and at no time was she concerned she had violated any laws. “But with that said,” she wrote, “my name was dragged through the mud on social medial and my children were affected and that was not OK and what bothered me the most.”   Vandecoevering said the state has a system of checks and balances that allow all citizens to have their grievances be heard and assured that fair analysis can be made of the issues of the day. “In this case, there was probable cause that employees may have been taking advantage of the system. In the due diligence of the Secretary of State’s office, by the evidence they were able to retrieve, they decided that not enough direct evidence was available to present citations against anyone named in my complaint,” Vandecoevering said. “That being said, Ms. Cox did caution that people in the district need to be aware that there are lines that cannot be crossed. So was it a complete vindication of all involved? Maybe not.”

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“While it may not have been the intention of Ms. Hannan to advocate for a candidate, a person receiving that email could understand it to be an endorsement of a candidate or of candidates that support a particular position. “

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“Stage 2 asks our customers to voluntarily stop using water to irrigate their lawns,” Silverton Public Works Director Paul Eckley said. “Stage 3 would require customers to stop irrigating their lawns.” Eckley has emphasized in the past interviews that residents can continue to water their gardens. The goal is to reduce the amount of water the city is using during the drought. “We need to continue to conserve water and not waste a drop,” Silverton City Manager Bob Willoughby said. Willoughby said on Aug. 25 that the city has sufficient water for all of the city’s basic needs, “for people and commerce.” “But we’d like people to cut back even farther on outside watering,” Willoughby said. He said city staff will be contacting all of the home owners’ associations in Silverton to ask them not to enforce the “covenants that require people to water the yards in private subdivisions.” “Now that the city is at Stage 2, everyone needs to limit their outdoor consumption of water for cosmetic or aesthetic uses,” Willoughby said.  “There are other more important uses for that water right now.” In the Aug. 15 Our Town, Willoughby said it appeared Stage 1 Voluntary Water Curtailment was working “and we may not have to go to Stage 2.” The city manager has the authority to activate Stage 2 or Stage 3 water curtailments. Eckley said on Aug. 25 that during the week of Aug. 16 to Aug. 22 that customers used an average of 2.1 million gallons a day of drinking water, down slightly from 2.2 million gallons

a day reported at the previous water update on Aug. 2. “Also for last week, the estimated average amount of water in Abiqua Creek was 3.9 million gallons a day and in Silver Creek was 4 million gallons per day.  This shows both creeks contain about the same amount of water,” Eckley said. The Silverton City Council enacted Stage 1 on June 22 by asking all of its customers to voluntarily reduce outside water use by irrigating on an odd/even schedule.  For Stage 2, the city asks people to voluntarily to stop watering lawns and use water only if necessary, such as to water a garden, but to resist the urge to power wash their driveway or wash their car at home. Eckley said more information about Stage 2 water curtailment is available on the city’s website, “The city is well prepared for the drought conditions we are experiencing this summer,” Eckley said. He said the city has three available sources of water: Abiqua Creek, Silver Creek and stored water in Silverton Reservoir.  The city’s dam at Abiqua Creek was built in the 1940s and is gravity fed.  Water from Silver Creek has to be pumped; a new pump installed this summer. The city has the first water right on the Abiqua, dating back to Jan. 25, 1917. Eckley said the city’s water rights on Silver Creek go back to the 1940s. Of these three, the primary source is Abiqua Creek and “the city has the senior water rights on this creek,” Eckley said. “So far this summer, the city has only used water from Abiqua Creek.” Eckley said Silverton residents have done a “good job reducing their peak day water use this summer.  The peak day use for the month of August this year was on Aug. 1 and was 2.5 million gallons for the day,  compared to our record peak day in 2007, which was 3.5 million gallons.”

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Pulling together By Mary Owen The 43rd annual Sublimity Harvest Festival roars into action this month. Presented by Power Chevrolet and sponsored by Les Schwab Tires, the festival is Sept. 11-13 at the Sublimity Harvest Festival Grounds. This year’s theme is “Pulling Together for the Community.” “We have three days of fun-filled events with something for everyone,” spokeswoman Haley Hamilton said. Friday night kicks off at 5 p.m. with an hour-long meet-and-greet pit party on the track. “Come out and meet the drivers that will bring you the action all weekend long,” Hamilton said. “With six monster trucks this year, you will not be disappointed!” Following the pit party and before the pulling action begins is a 9/11 tribute, Hamilton said. Siegmund Excavation, McCoy Freightliner, Knife River and Wave Broadband are sponsors of this year’s monster trucks: Nitro Menace, Freedom Keeper, Trouble Maker, Nitro Hornet, Double Trouble and King Crunch. Pull events include ATVs, horse, tractor and truck. Saturday’s action begins at 9 a.m. at Sublimity Elementary School with Santiam Hospital’s 37th annual Fun Run. The first 200 pre-registered participants receive a free Sunday pass to the Harvest Festival. An entry fee of $10 per participant over age 12 is due at pre-race registration beginning an hour before the start of the run. Plaques will be given to winners and ribbons for places 2-6 in each of the seven divisions. There will be a drawing for prizes donated by area merchants. Also early that morning will be the annual Santiam Hospital Auxiliary Harvest Breakfast, featuring all-you-caneat pancakes, eggs, sausage, coffee, milk and juice. Cost is $6 for adults, $5 for seniors 80+, $4 for kids 5-10, and free for kids 4 and under. The breakfast is 7 a.m. to noon at the Sublimity Fire Hall. Proceeds help fund the Auxiliary Medical Scholarship Program and purchase needed items for the hospital. Through various fundraising efforts, in 2014 the auxiliary awarded medically

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Harvest Festival The 43rd annual Sublimity Harvest Festival is Sept. 11-13 at the Sublimity Harvest Festival Grounds. This year’s theme is “Pulling Together for the Community.” Events include a fun run, harvest breakfast, parade, music, food monster trucks and more.

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For extra fun, Hamilton suggests trying out the Stunt Jump in the KidZone, eating a 3-foot-long corn dog in the food court, perusing vendor booths, or waving down the street team for giveaways. KidZone open at 5 p.m. Friday, noon Saturday, and 10 a.m. Sunday. Ride tickets are $1 each. New this year are the small kids’ paddle-friendly water boats, joining the popular power trampoline, rock wall, human water balls, zip line and other activities. Sunday is the annual Cause Day, and people who bring in five cans of food for the local food bank will receive $2 off their admission. Advanced tickets are available at Wilco Farm stores in Stayton and Silverton or online at the festival’s website. Tickets can be purchased at the gate. Shuttle service is available at the Sublimity Fire Hall and the Wilco/ Safeway and Roth’s parking lots in Stayton.

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New game plan By Brenna Wiegand To learn how to help students enjoy all-day kindergarten, eight of 12 Silver Falls School District kindergarten teachers attended the ‘I Teach K’ national conference for teachers in Las Vegas. “It was by far the best experience I’ve ever had as an educator,” Eugene Field kindergarten teacher Abby Bruner said. “I was among thousands of kindergarten teachers from around the nation, learning from the best of the best instructors. It was like I was at a rock concert for kindergarten teachers! It was that amazing! I’m refreshed and so excited to start this new adventure.” She says the most important thing parents can do to help their student be ready for kindergarten is to read to them. “They discover the joys of hearing stories, learning about the world and using their imagination, and they love it,” Bruner said. “You can encourage their language development by asking them to describe the pictures to you. As they get older, children enjoy turning the pages of the book as you read to them. This engages them in the story. Ask them questions like ‘How do you think that made him feel?’ or ‘How would you feel if something like this happened to you?’” Parents foster curiosity and an eagerness to learn when they read to their child. “Our children will be most successful if they learn to ask questions, think independently and be creative,” Bruner said. “They need to be curious about the world, interested in how things work, and know how to creatively approach problems. “So, if your child asks you a question like ‘Do mosquitoes sleep?’ resist the urge to answer – you may not know it anyway – at least right away. Instead, try asking them, ‘What do you think?’ or ‘Where do you think we could find the answer to that question?’ By doing this, you are encouraging them to think for themselves and build their self-esteem.

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“After teaching in a half-day program for 14 years, I couldn’t be more excited about moving forward to an all-day kindergarten program,” Bruner said. “Instead of magically teaching my students everything I need to in 2 ½ hours, I’ll now have approximately six hours.”

Kindergarten tips Children are better prepared for allday kindergarten when they: Have the ability to sit and listen and wait for a turn. Have an interest in books. Can play and share with others. Have experience using scissors, crayons and pencils. Can count objects. Have a broad vocabulary built by positive conversations and experiences. Can recognize letters, especially letters in their name. Have practice writing their name. Can take care of their personal needs. Can respect others’ personal space. Can play pretend or imaginary games and can run, hop, kick and catch a ball. Some benefits of all-day kindergarten include higher long-term achievement, greater progress for disadvantaged and low-income children, fewer grade retentions, more individual instruction, more time for free play and access to a nutritional breakfast and lunch. Eugene Field School teacher Breanna Davis has spent the last four years teaching full-day kindergarten at EAGLE Charter School, where kids had to option to go home after half a day. Within the first few months she noticed a big difference in social skills, independence and maturity levels. Getting kids on a routine and maintaining it through the school year is important to help students adapt. “I personally feel the most difficult part for kindergartners the first month seems to be adjusting to the routines of school,” Davis said., “If parents begin setting up a schedule that is similar every day, their child will most likely adjust to the fullday easier. Also, any chance parents can get to read to their 5-year-old is going to help in the growth of their child. She said nothing is better than seeing

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Full-day kindergarten begins this fall a smile on a child’s face when he reads a word they have been struggling on or when they count all the way to 100 for the first time. The first month or two are the most challenging for a kindergartners, Davis added.

“No one ever fell asleep but it definitely energized them for the rest of the day,” Davis said.

“The day will be long, they’ll miss their parents, there will be tears – but they will be in good hands,” Davis said. “It will be important to give several brain and body breaks, drink time, structured play, talk time and much more. These children need to learn the basics on how to socialize and how to communicate with a larger group of people; we teach all of these concepts through structured play, learning games, circle time, and many other activities. It is important that they learn how to get along and communicate with each other.”

Butte Creek teacher Rebecca Kuenzi says parents can help kindergartners by being encouraging and making sure they get 10-12 hours of sleep every night. Parents should encourage independence and they should “read, read and read.”

Some students are bound to get tired and cranky, which is why at her old school Davis had a 15-minute rest time where the students sat or laid on the carpet with lights off and soft music playing.

“In kindergarten they do a new activity about every 15 minutes so that helps with students getting too tired.”

“Full-day kindergarten offers social, emotional and educational benefits,” Kuenzi said. “Students have more time to engage and reflect on their learning; more time is available for interaction and cooperative learning and the schedule is not as tightly packed, which creates a less-stressful experience.” Kuenzi has been looking forward to teaching all-day kindergarten for years because she will have more time for both educational lessons as well as time for art, music and fun.”

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Gordon House plans Taste of Wright fund raiser The Gordon House Conservancy will hold the 13th annual Taste of Frank Lloyd Wright Friday, Sept. 25, 5 p.m. at the Eastbank Contractor Appliances Showroom, 800 SE Hawthorne Blvd., Portland. The Gordon House is located in Silverton, adjacent to The Oregon Garden. The event brings together well-known Northwest chefs providing cooking demonstrations in state-of-the-art kitchen technology showrooms. Oregon breweries and wineries led by Advanced Sommelier Robert Volz will provide tastes for guests to sample. Proceeds will benefit the preservation and restoration of the only Frank Lloyd Wright building in Oregon and the only one open to the public in the Pacific Northwest. Crucial restoration work still needs to be completed to the Gordon House which will contribute dramatically to the visitor’s experience and

Harvest Dinner at GeerCrest Farm Sept. 12 Rooted in Food LLC and Executive Chef Joel Autry are sponsoring the second annual Harvest Dinner at GeerCrest Farm in Salem.

appreciation of this historic Frank Lloyd Wright structure in Silverton. Tickets can be purchased at www. The cost is $60 per person or two for $100. Frank Lloyd Wright, considered by many to be the greatest American architect of the 20th century, designed the house for Conrad and Evelyn Gordon in 1957 for their farm in Clackamas County. Construction of the three-bedroom, three-bath home was completed in 1964. With the passing of Evelyn in 1997, preservationists and architecture fans made an effort to save the house from demolition and move it next to The Oregon Garden. The home was reconstructed and opened to the public in March of 2002. The house is a demonstration of significant innovations by Wright and his organic architectural concepts. This house is iconic and a treasure for all Oregonians.

GeerCrest was the home of the maternal grandparents of Silverton favorite son Homer Davenport, the polictical cartoonist who went on to fame in the newspaper world of William Randolph Hearst. Where else can you enjoy great food at one of Oregon’s oldest farms? The second annual Harvest Dinner at GeerCrest Farm is Sunday, Sept. 12, 3 p.m. at the farm. The farm holds the title of being the longest continually owned by one family in Oregon. It is used primarily as a teaching farm for schools in the area. After a tour of the farm, guests will be invited to indulge in a four-course taste extravaganza using almost exclusively local ingredients with a wine pairing

during each course. The dinner will be prepared by executive chef Joel Autry, who is a sponsor of the event along with Rooted in Food LLC. Entertainment both before and after dinner will be provided by Ty Boland, lead singer of Silverton’s Deadwood Standing. Tickets are $75 per person. Guests must be 21 or over to attend. Tickets can be purchased online at www.rootedinfood. org. All proceeds from the dinner will go directly to support GeerCrest Farm and its educational programs. For more information contact Melissa at or 541264-0081. Sponsors for the event are Rooted in Food LLC, Windermere Real Estate Broker Katherine Mercer, Where There’s Smoke BBQ Sauce, and Pistol and Stamen Urban Garden Center.




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datebook Weekly Activities Alcoholic Anonymous Meetings

Noon – 1 p.m. Monday - Saturday. St. Edward’s Episcopal Church, 211 W Center St., Silverton. 8 p.m. Monday, Thursday, Saturday. Scotts Mills Community Center, 298 Fourth St. David, 50-383-8327

Silverton Al-Anon Meetings

5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays. 10 - 11 a.m. Saturdays. Silverton Assembly of God Church, 437 N James St. 503-269-0952.

Silver Falls Library Activities

Free events, 410 S Water St., Silverton. Crafty Kids, 3:30 - 9 p.m. Tuesdays. Chickadees Storytime ages 3 - 5, 12:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Builders Club, 3:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Babybirds Storytime ages 0 - 36 months, 11 a.m. Thursdays & Fridays. Duplo Day, 11:30 - 1:30 p.m. Fridays. Family Game Day, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Saturdays. Caregiver must attend with child. 503-873-5173

Mount Angel Library Activities

3:30 p.m. Tuesday. Storytime ages 3 - 6. Mount Angel Library, 290 Charles St. 4:45 - 6 p.m. Tuesday. Lego Club. 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. Babytime ages 0 - 3.

Evening Bike Rides

6:15 p.m. Tuesday. Seven Brides Brewing, 990 N First St., Silverton. Ride of 20 - 30 miles, A-B difficulty. No ride on fourth Tuesday. Free. Open to all. Ride may cancel for weather. Marilyn Monson, 503559-3589, or Dan Schuh, 503-759-7010

Silverton Business Group

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

Woodcarving Sessions

1 – 4 p.m. Wednesdays. Silverton Arts Assoc. Silverchips woodcarving sessions. All levels. $2/week. 503-873-2480

Silverton Gordon House Tours

Tours at noon, 1, 2 p.m. Thursday– Monday. Frank Lloyd Wright Gordon House, 869 W Main St., . Reservations:, 503-874-6006

Silverton Overeaters Anonymous

7 – 8 p.m. Thursdays. St. Edward’s Episcopal Church, 211 W Center St. Tips, support. All welcome. 503-910-6862

Weekly Meditation Group

7 – 8:30 p.m. Thursdays. Borland Gallery, 303 Coolidge St., Silverton. A Quiet Place Sangha hosts weekly guided meditatio. Free. Newcomers 20 minutes early. 971-218-6641

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Silverton Toastmasters

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

Silverton Farmer’s Market

9 a.m. – 1 p.m., Town Square Park, Main Street, Silverton. Fresh produce, plants, flowers. Saturdays. 503-873-5615

Tuesday, Sept. 1 Silverton Garden Club

7 p.m., Silver Creek Fellowship, 822 NE Industrial Way. Rick Bauman of Bauman’s Nursery presents “Planting Fall Perennials.” Free. Refreshments. Kathy, 503-873-0159

Friday, Sept. 4 Glass and Oil Pastels Abstracts

5:30 - 8:30 p.m., White Oak, 216 E Main St., Silverton. Exhibit of glass and oil pastel abstracts by Wendy Brockhaus. 503-399-9193.

Borland Artist Reception

6 - 8 p.m., Borland Gallery, 303 Coolidge St., Silverton. Meet Silverton Art Assoc. artists, view art. Display open noon - 4 p.m. Saturday, Sunday thru Sept. 27.

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Wednesday, Sept. 2

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

Silverton vs Springfield Girls Soccer

Lunaria Artist Reception

6:30 p.m., Silverton High, 1456 Pine St.

Sunsets in the Garden

7 - 9 p.m., The Oregon Garden, 879 W Main St., Silverton. Enjoy summer evenings afterhours in Sensory Garden. Complimentary wine or beer tastings, live music, tram tours. Adults $11, seniors (60+) $9, students (1217) $8, children 5-11 $5, children 4 & under free. Garden members free. Repeats Sept. 9. 503-874-8100,

Actors/Improv Group

7 - 8:30 p.m., Silver Falls Library, 410 S Water St., Silverton. Variety of improvisational games. No experience required. Open to adults, high school students. Repeats Sept. 16. Ron, 503-873-8796

Thursday, Sept. 3 AARP Driving Class

9 a.m. - noon, Silverton Senior Center, 115 Westfield. AARP driving class for seniors. $15 for AARP members. $20 nonmembers. Preregistration required. 503-873-3093

Evergreen Clean-Up

6 p.m., Evergreen School, 3727 NE Cascade Hwy., Silverton. Help clean up Evergreen School. Bring yard tools, gloves. 503-873-4845

Silverton Scribes

7 - 8:30 p.m., Silver Falls Library, 410 S Water St., Silverton. Informal writer’s group to share, critique writing projects. Repeats Sept. 17. 503-873-5173

Back-to-School Storytime

7:30 - 8 p.m., Silver Falls Library, 410 S Water St., Silverton. Storytime for families with children ages 4 - 7. Caregiver must attend with children. Free. 503-873-5173

Scotts Mills City Council

7:30 p.m., Scotts Mills City Hall, 265 Fourth St. Agenda available. Open to public. 503-873-5435

Silverton Girls Soccer

6:30 p.m., Silverton High, 1456 Pine St.

Mount Angel City Council

7 p.m., Mount Angel Library, 290 E Charles St. Agenda available.

Wednesday, Sept. 9 Gardening Workshop

2 p.m., Silverton Senior Center, 115 Westfield. Gardening with Dale Small. Seniors 60+. Free. 503-873-3093

Thursday, Sept. 10 Lunchbox Challenge

7 - 9 p.m., Lunaria Gallery, 113 Water St., Silverton. September show, The Travelin’ Kind, by painter Shari Lord and handwoven fiber art by Genie Stewart. Upstair loft exhibit, Wild Art, features former Lunaria members Rachael WarrenAllen, Maya Trysil, Delana Bettoli. Thru Sept. 28. 503-873-7734

Noon, Silverton Seventh Day Adventist Church, 1159 Oak St. Submit a lunch box to be judged on appearance, taste, nutrition, presentation. Chef Danielle Henthorn judges and shares how to pack a fun, nutritional lunch box. Speaker Tanja Gorham shares “The Rest of the Story.” Light luncheon. $6.50. Reservations by Sept. 8: Cathy, 503-9992291. Presented by Mount Angel-Silverton Women’s Connection & Stonecroft Ministries.

Trio Polychorda Concert

Smartphone, Tablet Workshop

7 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 500 N Second St., Silverton. Concert by Trio Polychorda: Stephanie Barth, violin; Katherine Couch Park, cello; Christopher Wicks, pianist and composer. Freewill offerings accepted.

Monday, Sept. 7 Labor Day Tuesday, Sept. 8 Ancestry Detectives

10 a.m. – noon., Silver Falls Library, 410 S Water St., Silverton. Immigration presented by Keith and Darlene Pyeatt. Free. Open to all.

6 p.m., Silver Falls Library, 410 S Water St., Silverton. Learn tips for using smartphone, tablet. Free. 503-873-8796

JFK vs Central Linn Volleyball

6 p.m., JFK High, 890 E Marquam St.,

Silverton Volleyball

6 p.m., Silverton High, 1456 Pine St.

Silverton vs Sandy Boys Soccer

6:30 p.m., Silverton High, 1456 Pine St.

Silverton Zenith Woman’s Club

7 p.m., lDiscuss ways to fund projects that benefit the Silverton community. Barbara: 801-414-3875.

Diabetic Support Group

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Diabetes Support Class

11:45 a.m., Family Birth Center, 342 Fairview St., Silverton. Networking, program. $12 with reservation. $15 nonmembers or no reservation. 503-8735615,

3 p.m., Silverton Senior Center, 115 Westfield. Diabetic support group for seniors 60+. Free. 503-873-3093 6 p.m., Silverton Area Community Aid, 421 S Water St. Informational meeting for people living with diabetes or supporting a family member. Refreshments provided. Free. 503-873-3446

Extremely Loud Movie Night

6:15 p.m., Silver Falls Library, 410 S Water St., Silverton. Silver Falls Library book club hosts viewing of Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close. Short, informal discussion of movie, book. Bring snacks, cushions. 503-873-8796

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Parent’s Night Out!

6 - 10 p.m., Silverton Friends Church, 229 Eureka Ave. Drop off children, enjoy some alone time. Suggested donation $10 per child, $25 per family of 3 or more. Funds cover cost of snacks, supplies and benefit Peace and Social Concerns. Newborn - 12 years old. RSVP: Jaime, 503-516-7427.

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7 p.m., Silverton High, 802 Schaldor

Wednesday, Sept. 16 Battle Buddies

7 p.m., JFK High, 890 E Marquam St.,

1 p.m., Silverton Senior Center, 115 Westfield. Battle Buddies for Veterans of all ages. 503-873-3093

Saturday, Sept. 12

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Mount Angel Clean Up Day

8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Legion Hall, 740 E College St., Mount Angel. Spruce up homes, businesses with free debris drop-off day. Bring yard debris, metal, wood, garbage to boxes at Legion Hall. 503-845-9291

In Stitches at Silver Falls Library

10 a.m. – noon, Silver Falls Library, 410 S Water St., Silverton. Group meets to crochet, knit, share ideas. All levels welcome. Free. 50-8735173

Sunday, Sept. 13 Silverton Harvest Dinner

3 p.m., GeerCrest Farm, 12390 NE Sunnyview Road. Farm tour, appetizers, drinks, live music, dinner. $75.

Monday, Sept. 14 Mount Angel School District

6:30 p.m., Mount Angel Middle School, 460 E Marquam, Mount Angel. Agenda available. Open to public. 503-845-2345

Silver Falls School District

7 p.m., Silverton Community Center, 421 S Water St. Agenda available. Open to public.

Silverton City Council

7 p.m., Silverton Council Chambers, 421 S Water St. Agenda available. Open to public.

2 p.m., Silverton Senior Center, 115 Westfield. Nutrition, brain health discussed. Free for seniors 60+. 503-873-3093

JFK vs Delphian Volleyball

6 p.m., JFK High, 890 E Marquam St., Mount Angel.

Thursday, Sept. 17 Mount Angel 50th Oktoberfest

11 a.m. - midnight, Mount Angel. 50th celebration of the Northwest’s largest folk festival. Food, crafts, music, dancing. Thru Sept. 20. 855-899-6338,

Community-wide Bible Study

9 - 10:30a.m., Silverton Assembly, 435 N James St., Silverton. Mid-Valley Women of Christ’s fall eight-week communitywide bible study, “Hosea: Unfailing Love Changes Everything,” by Jennifer Rothschild. Open to all women. Repeats at 6:30 - 8 p.m. Childcare available at morning session. 503-873-3611, 10 a.m. - noon, Silverton Senior Center, 115 Westfield. Free hearing screenings by Willamette Hearing Center ENT. Seniors 60+. 503-873-3093

Pints & Purls

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

JFK vs ELC Volleyball

Tuesday, Sept. 15 Caregivers Support Group

Silverton vs North Eugene Boys Soccer

Silverton Volleyball

6 p.m., Silverton High, 1456 Pine

Silver Falls Library Book Club 7 - 8:30 p.m., Silver Falls Library, 410 S Water St., Silverton. This month The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros. Refreshments. All welcome. 503-873-5173

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Brewers Dinner

10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Silverton Area Community Aid, 421 S Water St. Free community event for area residents to learn about agencies, resources, businesses available. Good bags, free clothing. 503-873-3446

7 p.m., Seven Brides Brewing, 990 N First St., Silverton. Six-course brewers dinner paired with fresh hop beer. $50 per person. 503-874-4677,

Mount Angel 50th Oktoberfest

Saturday, Sept. 26

11 a.m. - midnight, Mount Angel. 50th celebration of the Northwest’s largest folk festival. Food, crafts, music, dancing, car shows, free children’s area. Repeats through Sept. 20. 855-899-6338,

Teen Art Guild

1 p.m., Silver Falls Library, 410 S Water St., Silverton. Work on personal arts or crafts project. Free for ages 11 - 18. 503-873-5173

Sunday, Sept. 20

Mount Angel 50th Oktoberfest

11 a.m. - 9 p.m., Mount Angel. 50th celebration of the Northwest’s largest folk festival. Food, crafts, music, dancing, cars, free children’s area. 855-899-6338,

Tuesday, Sept. 22 Silverton vs Central Volleyball

6 p.m., Silverton High, 1456 Pine St.

Silverton vs North Salem Girls Soccer 6:30 p.m., Silverton High, 1456 Pine St.

Wednesday, Sept. 23

Senior Hearing Screenings

6 p.m., JFK High, 890 E Marquam St.

2 p.m., Silverton Hospital, 342 Fairview St. Alzheimer’s/ Dementia caregivers support group. Free. Mary, 503-502-4509

Resource Day

6:30 p.m., Silverton High, 1456 Pine St.

Friday, Sept. 18

Back to School Night

5:30 - 8 p.m., JFK High, 890 E Marquam St., Mount Angel. 503-845-6128

Thursday, Sept. 24 JFK vs Regis Volleyball

6 p.m., JFK High, 890 E Marquam St.

Silverton vs Marist Boys Soccer

6:30 p.m., Silverton High, 1456 Pine St.

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Fresh Hop Festival

11 a.m. - 11 p.m., Seven Brides Brewing, 990 N First St., Silverton. Beer tasting to promote fresh hop beers. Food, music, brews. $5 entry, $10 tasting package. Additional drink tickets $1. Patrons who donate two bras to Operation Bra Drop receive free entry, four tasting tickets. 503-874-4677,

Sunday, Sept. 27 Scotts Mills Pancake Breakfast

7 a.m. - noon, Scotts Mills Community Center, corner of Fourth and Grandview. $5 per person.

Organ Recital

9:30 - 9:55 a.m., First Christian Church, 402 N First St., Silverton. Gil Wittman performs Sonata opus 57 by Ludwig Von Beethoven. Free. 503-873-6620

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Saturday, Sept. 19

Silverton vs Crescent Valley Football

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10 a.m. - noon, The Oregon Garden, 879 W Main St., Silverton. Fuchsia information day and show with Ann Detweiler and Ron Monnier. Door prizes, flower displays, information, specialty fuchsias for sale. Garden members free. Tickets $10 before Sept. 23; $15 after.

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5 - 8 p.m., Eastbank Contractor Appliances, 800 SE Hawthorne Blvd., Portland. Live kitchens featuring demonstrations by regional chefs. Local wineries, breweries. Silent, live auctions. $60 per person; $100/ couple before Sept. 20. $65 at door. Tickets at, 503-874-6006

11 a.m. - midnight, Mount Angel. 50th celebration of the Northwest’s largest folk festival. Food, crafts, music, dancing. Thru Sept. 20. 855-899-6338,

10 a.m. - noon, Silverton Senior Center, 115 Westfield. Make a fairy garden. $10 children. Adults, seniors free. Donations offset supplies. 503-873-3093

7 p.m., Victor Point School, 1175 SE Victor Point Road, Silverton. Pie, cake auction. Silent auction with classroom-theme baskets. Christena, 971-343-9110

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Silverton vs Dallas Volleyball

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Silverton vs Oregon City Girls Soccer

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Sidewalks need fixing I love Silverton. It is the best town I have lived in and I have lived in quite a few towns. Silverton is tolerant, friendly, loving and full of great talent, and well run. Oh, well, one can always blame the city council for something, but that goes with the territory. I don’t see an armed revolution on the way, so what have I got to complain about? Tables, chairs and benches strategically placed in front of our downtown shops, seem to say welcome, sit down, relax and smile at those passing by. But I am asking businesses to please make sure you are leaving enough room for mothers pushing baby carriages, for handicapped people who used mobility scooters or wheelchairs, or for handin-hand lovers to move down the street without them feeling like they are running an obstacle course. The next time our Silverton City Council is looking for a project to spend money on, they might consider what can be done to smooth out the bumps, cracks

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Henrietta said her husband was stationed at Tachikawa Air Force Base in Japan when she was expecting her fourth child in 1972. “When Henrietta came into the hospital, we had lost all power due to a storm,” Pat recalled. “She was in full labor and there was only myself and another nurse on-call. We only had candles, there weren’t any doctors on-site and Henrietta didn’t waste any time delivering Traci.” Traci was born on May 2, 1972. And for

the next 43 years, her mother and her delivery nurse remained friends, writing letters and cards to one another during the holidays and other occasions. When Henrietta learned Pat was in Portland for the Air Force Retired Nurses Association conference, she made sure to arrange a luncheon. “The last time I saw Traci was in 2000,” Pat said. The way Pat, Traci and Henrietta laughed and chatted, it would seem like the friends met just yesterday for a meal. Henrietta recalled how Traci, like all her children, was born a few weeks early. And when Traci had some trouble breathing, Pat helped her out by “breathing on her.” Which leads us back to why Henrietta firmly believes her daughter became a nurse. “Pat always teased me that when she delivered Traci that she breathed on her and said to her ‘You will be a nurse one day. Not only will you be a nurse, but you will be an OB nurse. You will not only be involved in the hospital but need to be active in community affairs’,” Henrietta said. As Traci and Pat sat across from each at lunch, they shared stories of working in the delivery room. Traci is amazed she was delivered without electricity, especially when hospitals now have generators. She has been a nurse at the Silverton Hospital Birthing Center for 15 years. She also holds a position on Willamette Valley ESD board of directors, is an adjunct professor at local nursing colleges and is working on her master’s degree. While many things about their profession

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has changed, Traci and Pat joked some things remain the same – more babies are born when there is a full moon or a storm. Traci was surprised to hear one story about her birth. “When I was in labor with Traci,” Henrietta said, “Pat told my husband Ernie, ‘You must be so worn out, come to the nurses’ station with me and we will have a cigarette.’ ” That’s something that would never happen nowadays, Traci said. Before the Dills left the hospital, the nurses invited Ernie to join their bowling league and come to their parties. Henrietta and Pat recalled how they knew one another from attending the base chapel. It was the birth of Traci, however, that lead to their friendship blossoming. “It’s really weird to think of how they became friends,” Traci said. “It makes me think of all the children I have delivered and their moms. It’s especially weird to

think Pat was the age I am now when she delivered me.” Pat, now 70, said Henrietta is the only mom she has kept in touch with, adding she delivered six babies without the help of a doctors during her career. “I think there’s a bond that forms between a mother and the person who delivers her child,” Traci said.

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All three women understand that when path’s cross a priceless moment is made. And that one person can make a difference in someone’s life. “I think it’s amazing my mom and Pat are still friends,” Traci said. “I think Pat and I have an automatic respect for one another because we have shared experiences of delivering babies. I think Pat’s a little more like MacGyver because she faced some challenges delivering babies before all the technology we have today. Especially me.”

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Things I have learned

My first year as a farmer’s wife

I feel hesitant to write this as I know, without a doubt, this community is stocked with seasoned farmers’ wives who’ve seen it all.

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I know I run the risk of saying something silly or naive, but I also know that when we made the decision to move out here and join the family farm, there was little information on what to expect. I spent hours googling, looking for words of wisdom from women who’d survived a harvest season and trying to prepare myself for what lay ahead, coming up short time and time again. So while I’ve only lived through one harvest so far, and I’ve yet to see it all, I decided it was worth any potential embarrassment to start the conversation and provide even a shred of support for the other young farm families out there. Here are a few of the most valuable things I learned this summer.

Listen There’s not a lot you can do about the weather, a bad harvest, unreliable laborers, poor prices or broken down equipment. Hold off on whatever urge you have to offer advice or encouragement and just LISTEN. Most of the time that was all my husband needed.

You may not be getting the “quality” time or lengthy conversations you get other times of the year, but take what you can get. Meet them where they’re at and enjoy what time you do have together.

Hold down the fort Have realistic expectations June, July and August are for farming. Don’t set yourself up for failure by holding out hope that you’ll both be able to attend that barbeque with friends or family camping trip. Warn yourself and others that you’ll have limited availability or will be flying solo during those months. Despite what it sometimes feels like, there’s a tradeoff for being swamped for three months out of the year. The other nine are relatively flexible!

Take what you can get Get up with him so you can eat breakfast together. Make

Harvest means early mornings and late nights, and despite the fact that your farmer may happily unload the dishwasher and clean bathrooms in the winter months, summer is the time to redistribute some of the responsibilities so he can focus on work and sleep. Plan to take over the house duties, yard care, bills, etc. for the summer season and then when things slow down, you can balance back out. Your efforts will be much appreciated.

Take an interest and participate Remember which field the pickers went through last night and which machine needed adjustments. Know the names of the equipment, understand what each tractor does and maybe even learn how to drive them.

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Figure out how to work the irrigation valves and recognize when there is a problem.

Be patient Just because all of the berries are picked, the tractors are washed and your farmer’s work days have returned to just daylight hours, don’t expect them to jump right back into life as you knew it.

Ride along in the berry truck to take a load into the processing plant and ask them to call you when they’re doing something new and exciting. Head out to the fields to see how things work and understand the life cycles of the crops.

After working 16-20 hour days for months on end, they are completely depleted and it’ll still be a few weeks before they’re back to full working order.

Farming is pretty fascinating and makes it easier to understand why it’s consuming your life when you have an understanding of what all goes into it.

Be patient, give them some space and resist the urge to point out how hard you’ve been working, too. In no time, they’ll be restored and be incredibly grateful for all you’ve done to support them.

Good food cures a lot of things There’s a reason farmers’ wives have a reputation for being excellent cooks.

It was a challenging summer with extreme heat, unusual conditions and strange weather. It was a season of really long hours and a lot of time spent on my own.

A good, hot meal a couple times a day works wonders for both your souls. I found that preparing food for the person I love who’s out in the field working his hardest is extremely satisfying. And there’s nothing better for an exhausted soul than comfort food cooked with love.

Plan things to look forward to in the off-season It’s a lot easier to stomach the friends who’ve been camping, fishing or boating all summer if you have something on the calendar to anticipate.

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Take a trip in the fall to celebrate the summer’s work and take full advantage of spring weekends before harvest season sets in.

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I went in expecting the worst and I can’t say my expectations were too far off. Harvest is a really hard time for everyone. As we head into September, we are both so tired, and feel just as dry and dead as the fields around us. But I also have to say that I can’t remember a time I’ve ever been more proud of my husband, impressed by his gracious attitude and determination, and confident of our capacity to work together. First year in the books, and many more sweet years to come.

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Beating the heat By Melissa Wagoner

The weather is always a hot topic but this year as an unseasonably dry summer follows an unusually warm winter with little snowpack, many Oregonians are wondering what it means for some of Oregon’s biggest crops. One, hazelnuts, has seen an increased number of plantings in recent years thanks to Mount Angel’s Aman Brothers, LLC. Aman Brothers supplies around 800 acres of new trees to farmers around Oregon each year, and brothers Tim, Kevin and Tom have extensive knowledge of what effects the climate is having on this specific crop. Fortunately, thus far, the effects have been positive. “The crop yield looks to be up this year and with some dry spells we had in winter (the time that hazelnuts actually pollinate) we had good pollination,” Tim Aman explained.

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“The biggest affect is the harvest date. Temperature drives maturity in hazelnuts so we will be harvesting the hazelnuts three plus weeks earlier than normal.” Hazelnut growers are also lucky when it comes to irrigation. Unlike the almond growers of California, where the drought is having an even bigger effect, hazelnuts do not need much water. “Most of the mature orchards are dryland and do not get watered,” Aman said. “Some farmers, such as ourselves, have irrigation we apply with handline sprinklers or big gun hard hose sprinklers and will water typically once in the summer.” Many of the new orchards, however, use more frequent irrigation while the trees become established. Aman added most farmers make use of micro emitter or micro drip technology. “We water our newest orchards this way and it uses five gallons per minute per

acre,” Aman explained. “Some designs use one gallon per minute per acre based on the number of emitters. So the newest orchards with this technology will water two to four times per month from late June through August and then turn it off to let the trees harden off for winter. And, once established, orchards need little or no watering unlike our almond growers in California who have to water.” Even with a drought tolerant crop, Aman still keeps an eye on the weather and receives daily forecasts from a weather scientist. “I have found that over the years, weather wise, whenever we have extremes of temperature and or moisture, over the cycle of time, they tend to balance out,” Aman said. “We live in a system that has counter balances that keep us from extremes,” Aman said.

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Travel notes Steve Ritchie covered the 2015 IAAF World Championships in Track and Field for The Oregonian, Statesman Journal and Bend Bulletin from Aug. 22-30. He also wrote about his adventure for Our Town. The championships were held at the “Birds Nest,” the main site of the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. Ritchie has been a freelance writer since 2004, and has attended and written about three World Championships (Moscow, 2013; Daegu, South Korea, 2011; Berlin, 2009), as well as three Olympic Trials and numerous national championships. In June, Ritchie became the first recipient of the James O. Dunaway Memorial Award for excellence in track and field journalism, presented by the Track and Field Writers of America. James Dunaway was a freelance journalist who covered track and field for more than 50 years. Dunaway passed away earlier this year.

China Diary

Part two: Incredible hospitality

By Steve Ritchie On my fourth day in Beijing, I got a call quite early in the morning. Still jet-lagged, I reached for the phone and answered groggily. “Hello.” “Good morning Mr. Ritchie. This is Su Ling from the front desk. We just wanted to wish you a happy birthday, and see when we could deliver a birthday cake to your room.” Say what? I tried to shake off the mental rust and respond. Later that day I received a small birthday cake piled high with grapes, melon and kiwi.

One evening I went on my own to the Nan Luo Gu Xiang district of Beijing, a historic neighborhood called a Hutong. It combines traditional homes, which are still occupied, alleys and courtyards that date more than seven centuries, with bustling lanes of cafes, boutique shops, galleries, and nightlife. Many cities have such areas, but not as ancient and with as distinctive architecture. A car-free zone, mostly, this hutong covered several square miles and the main lanes were so densely packed with people it was like the state fair in the old days.

That surprising gesture captured the tenor of so many of my interactions with people However, China is also a land of I encountered in Beijing. Now on my contrasts, and perplexing things. I began fifth day here to cover the IAAF World Steve Ritchie at the World to keep a mental list of questions that Track & Field Championships, I have not Championships in China. came to me, some trivial, some important. yet experienced any rudeness or hostility or Here’s a portion of my list: aggressive selling tactics in any of my contacts with the Why is toilet paper used in restrooms for drying your locals. Just the opposite, actually. hands? One day on the crowded subway, several people, Why do the automatic urinals flush when you first stand including a couple of middle-aged women, offered to give in front of them rather than when you leave? up their seats to me. When I arrived at the airport last week, the first thing I did was check in at the World Championships help desk to see if I could get a shuttle to my hotel. The young volunteer there not only called the driver and showed me where to go, but stayed with me until he arrived.’ When I thanked her for her kindness, she said to me, “It is my honor.” Wow. I think that people in Oregon are generally friendly and polite, but I have never received that response before. Beijing itself, like many of the world’s major cities that I have been to, is historic, sprawling, crowded, hot, smoggy (unbearably so on some days), fascinating, confusing, expensive and, in general, a blast to visit. But it’s always the quality of your encounters that seems to make the difference between a great trip and a so-so trip. My friend and fellow journalist Xin Li had offered to show me around Beijing when I arrived. However, she was assigned to cover a major chess tournament outside Beijing and was gone for several days. So she arranged for her friends Ranran Feng and Shuyu Li to take me out to dinner at a traditional Chinese restaurant one evening. I met the two young ladies and enjoyed a lavish meal and great conversation. Though we were total strangers, they were so friendly and funny that we spent most of the time laughing together.

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for work as well as socially. The influx of young people helps make these cities vibrant, energetic places.

Ranran and Shuyu are both from a province in the south of China and they told me that people, especially young people, from all over the country flock to the large cities like Beijing and Shanghai for the greater opportunities

Why can’t an incredibly tech-savvy country like China figure out how to deliver consistent Internet and wifi service for an event that has over 2,000 media folks who depend on that service? Why are many signs in Chinese and English since there are few native English speakers in the country (not that I’m complaining about that)? Why are young people required to hold signs at the stadium for hours in the broiling sun that point to seating sections, when the signs could just be attached to a post or put on a wall? Why does the Chinese government block access to so many websites – social media, news and information sites? This latter question was of particular importance to me, as I and other journalists here had to access these websites to do our job. Many Chinese are also frustrated by this, I found, but there is little they can do to change it and seem resigned to it. Many people pointed out to me, though, that the president of China has a Facebook page. Of course, they found this ironic, funny and somewhat infuriating. The “Great Firewall of China,” as it is known, can be circumvented with a VPN, or virtual private network which can be easily purchased in the states. The one I purchased, however, worked not at all in China. Fortunately, a person I sought help from whipped out a thumb drive, plugged it into my laptop and installed a Chinese VPN on my laptop without even consulting me about what he was doing. God bless him, I couldn’t have survived without that.

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Silverton High lost a ton of talent off of last season’s Class 5A runner-up squad, but sixth-year coach John Mannion has another strong batch ready to make a run at a third Mid-Willamette Conference title in four years.

“Our goal is to win the league title and go from there,” Mannion told Our Town after a practice in the steamy August heat. “It will not be easy. I think these guys are a scrappy, tight group ready to give it a shot.” Gone are all-state performers Cole Chandler, Logan Munson, Sam Kuschnick, Cody Gubbels and Camryn Clokey from a squad that went 33-4 in the past three years and did not lose a home game. Returning are just three starters on offense and four on defense, but Mannion thinks the players coming up to replace them will surprise some people. “We had a good crop of guys that made a great run, but now it is time for the new guys to come forward,” Mannion said.

throws a nice pass, his running has improved and he’s a good athlete. He can be a really good quarterback, but he has to be consistent.”

“That’s the nature of high school sports. We have 10 or so players who are all going to make an impact. It’s their turn to carry the flag, and they are prepared to do it.” Joining senior leaders Noah Dahl and Brett Miller are linemen Jose Diaz, running back/linebacker Justin Hobbs, wide receiver Brandon Bates, defensive back-wide receiver Lucas Wilson and running back/defensive end Noah Franks. Junior Sam Morrison will replace Chandler at quarterback. “He had a really good summer,” Mannion said of Morrison. “He matured a lot and had some really good games in our summer league. He’s smart, he does a good job running the offense, he can

The Foxes open Friday, Sept. 4 at Wilson High School in Portland, then hosts Marist Catholic of Eugene on Sept. 11 in their final nonleague game. Silverton opens Mid-Willamette play Sept. 18 at Lebanon. “A lot of teams will be gunning for us because of the success we’ve had in the past,” Mannion said. “We have to match their intensity and take them head on.” Kennedy: The Trojans have a wealth of talent back, with 10 starters returning on offense a nine on defense from a team that finished 7-3 and lost only to state quarterfinalist Central Linn, state semifinalist Regis and state 2A champion Burns. “I think the team will be stronger this year because of all the experience they got last year,” second-year coach Joe Panuke told Our Town. “We were young and not



expected to do as well as we did. Our goal is to try to get back to the playoffs and try and do some damage.” Doing so might be harder than 2014 because the Tri-River gets just two slots in the Class 2A playoffs. Kennedy received the third and final league spot a year ago behind co-champions Regis and Central Linn. “We have so many guys returning that we will have a lot of leaders at practice and on Friday nights,” said Panuke, noting high expectations for athletes such as Owen Seiler, Brett Traeger, Jacob Lopez, Dylan Arritola, Bishop Mitchell, Jack Suing, David Wright and Enrique Larios. The Trojans open the season Friday, Sept. 4 at Clatskanie. Kennedy also plays nonleague games against Knappa, Amity and Creswell before opening the TriRiver season Oct. 2 at home vs. Santiam. Our Town upgrade: One of the challenges of reporting on sports for Our Town is that we only publish every other


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A Grin at the end

I wish I was smart enough... I don’t know if it’s just me, but I feel as though I’m getting dumber every day.

But then again, the world belongs to the accountants. We’re just here to pay for it.

I just don’t understand what’s wrong with a lot of people. It’s as though they put their brains in a paper bag and left them on the kitchen table as they were heading out the door.

I also think about things that are a bit less, shall we say, whiny.

But then again, maybe it’s just me. I often sit back and contemplate the world and the universe beyond. Then I say to myself, “I wish I was smart enough... .”

IQ test when I look at it. The only constant: It keeps going up.

I wish I was smart enough to understand why the politicians with the biggest mouths and the smallest sense of decency attract the most attention.

Speaking of bills, I wish I was smart enough to understand why my municipal water and sewer bill keeps going up. Seems like not too long ago it was $50-ish. Now it’s $90-ish. Am I drinking too much water (and sending it out the other end)?

And no, I’m not only talking about just Donald Trump. I’m talking about a lot of politicians. They blather on, speaking half-truths and citing halfaccurate “facts” trying to sound good to whoever is around. They complain about “political correctness” but forget that stereotypes and slurs have always been out of fashion.

And I wish I were smart enough to know why our Internet bill went up $12 in a single month.

I wish I was smart enough to understand my cell phone bill. Every month I feel as though I’m taking an

You’d think I was downloading all of Hillary Clinton’s secret emails instead of a couple of TV shows. Wouldn’t it make sense to include a short explanation of why bills are going up — or down — along with the dollar amounts?

For example, I wish I was smart enough to understand why, when I look at the night sky, it takes my breath away. Ever since I was a kid, one of my favorite things has been looking up. Maybe it’s because I grew up during the heyday of the space program, or maybe I’m just a dreamer, but peering into the night sky reminds me that I really am a mere grain of sand in the overall scheme of things. To me, that’s both humbling and assuring. I wish I was smart enough to know why some folks these days don’t just want to get along. Every time I read a newspaper or listen to the news, someone is say something totally jerky, belligerent and generally ornery about someone else. While I’m sure there are people who deserve a swift kick in the rear, they are the smallest minority. If only we spent that energy working to get along instead of working to promote hatred, we’d be way ahead. That’s what I wish.

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at ext. 326 $289,900 (WVMLS#689049)




SOLD – #T2186 CLASSIC RANCH WITH UPGRADES THROUGHOUT 2BA 1286 sqft. Call Chuck at ext. 325 $211,900 (WVMLS#686841)



#T2213 -DAYTON-DUPLEX IN DAYTON 6BR, 5BA 2635 sqft. Call Chuck at ext. 325 $289,000 (WVMLS#691241)


1.76 acres, 6000 sqft. warehouse w/ 2100 sqft. retail Call Mason at ext. 303 $469,000 (WVMLS#684100)



sqft Call Meredith at ext 324 or Ryan at ext. 322 $109,900 (WVMLS#691422)


Call Micha at 503-873-1425 COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL or see them on our website FOR LEASE/COMMERCIAL



#T2229 CUTE COTTAGE 3BR, 1BA 955 sqft. Call Meredith at ext. 324, Ryan at ext. 322 $169,900 (WVMLS#692745)

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Mt. Angel Family Medicine Our Town Monthly

Our Town North: September 1, 2015  

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

Our Town North: September 1, 2015  

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