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Oktoberfest traditions...........................4

Civics 101 Dust settles in turf dirt complaint..........6 Garbage rates headed up......................8 Council reviews manager candidates ...10

Briefs..........................................12 Datebook................................14 School News New middle school, new game plan.....16

Dining Out................................18 Arts & Entertainment Shooting story inspires youth group....19

Sports & Recreation High school football preview...............20

Something for the soul Homecoming for St. Edwards...............22

Passages Sr. Antoinette Traeger, OSB.................24

Marketplace.......................25 A Grin at the End............26


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Tempting traditions From the Harvest Monument gracing the center square to the Bavarianthemed food booths to the music and dancing, German traditions can be found throughout Mount Angel’s Oktoberfest. Celebrating its 51st anniversary, the festival runs Sept. 15-19. Whether you like to dance, eat or explore, there’s something for everyone at this festival. Here are a few traditions to share.

The tradition of beer Who would have guessed the marriage of Crown Prince Ludwig and Princess Therese of Bavaria in 1810 would have a direct tie to Mount Angel’s world-class Oktoberfest? That marriage celebration started the Oktoberfest phenomenon that the world celebrates today and Mount Angel, home of the Oktoberfest that the Munich newspaper calls the “best one in the world outside of Munich.” But let’s talk beer. What role does it play in the festival and how are the beers

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selected? How have things changed over time? Peter Schmidt is beverage director for the event. Schmidt said beer is in the blood and culture of Bavaria, and for many years at Oktoberfest, the “culture” was a choice of one beer - Blitz or Oly. “Both are a version of German Lager beer,” Schmidt said. “Over the decades of our festival the beer drinking attendees have enjoyed a progression from that limited menu in one garten, to two, three, and now four gartens, each offering a unique mix of the finest beers available for export from Germany to special hand-crafted beers made right here in the Pacific Northwest. In 2016, there were 30 beers to choose from.”

Zoigl-Dunkel,” Taylor said. “Both use all-German ingredients and are brewed to the German Purity Law by our Germantrained brew master and his team.” Taylor’s company works with Maletis Beverage, the firm that is the supplier for Mount Angel Oktoberfest. Schmidt says Oregon grows some of the best hops in the world and the combination with great water and “a very adventurous beer drinking culture” makes choosing beer for the Mount Angel Oktoberfest a wonderful challenge.”

Waibel said. Fr. Philip has been the pastor at St. Mary Catholic Church in Mount Angel for 14 years. The church was founded in 1881. “It’s built in the neo-Gothic style, which was a very prevalent style especially during the Victorian age. The German Catholics kind of latched onto it,” Fr. Philip explained.

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“The Gier brothers came from Germany via Texas and they were the architects of this church. It is a beautiful building on the national historic register and one of the most beautiful churches in Western Oregon,” he said. Fr. Philip welcomes all to come and relax in the church.

Alan Taylor, Brewmaster of PINTS Brewing Co., Ponderosa Brewing Co., and Zoiglhaus Brewing Co., said this is the first year his company is supplying the festival.

To understand the importance of the German hertitage in Mount Angel, simply look up the hill toward St. Mary Catholic Church. Visitors can see the Gothic church, explore a nationally recognized library -- and all the while admire historical architecture.

“Oktoberfest is very family friendly. If you have kids, there are two ways to get up to the Abbey. You can either walk, or on the weekend they have shuttle tractors and trailers going back and forth.”

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“Come to a festival like this for a holistic experience for the family,” Fr. Philip

The Abbey was founded in 1882. “The monks came from Switzerland to work

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with the German-speaking people here. The Sisters were founded at the same time.” “One of the things on the Abbey Hill is a library that is nationally famous because of Finnish architect, Alvar Aalto, Finland’s equivalent to Frank Lloyd Wright. He designed everything in the library: The building, furnishings and lighting.” Sr. Marietta said the Queen of Angels Monastery booth will have their “famous coffee cake, Marionberry scones and fudge made by the Brigittine Monks. Homemade jewelry will also be available.” - Nancy Jennings

The tradition of Bavarian dress When it comes to Oktoberfest, Marilyn Hall says she never wants to lose her excitement of dressing upt. Hall made her first dirndl in 1984 for her infant daughter with used fabric that was only a little less than $2 a yard. Today, Hall has more than 300 dirndls and 170

lederhosen in her collection of donated and hand-sewed outfits. Hall says traditionally, girls wear dirndls equip with a blouse, bodice, full dress and apron of all colors and material. Boys wear leather lederhosen over button-down shirts with high socks. The outfits that are worn during modern Oktoberfest originated in Bavaria, which were modeled after working peasant clothes in other parts of Europe. To be even more technical, the way that a girl ties her apron is dependent on her relationship status. Single: tie to the left. Taken: tie to the right. Widowed (or a waitress): tie in the back. However, “In Mount Angel, I’ve never seen a boy pay very much attention to how the apron is tied on a girl,” Hall said. Hall receives used dirndls and lederhosen from community members and repairs them for the upcoming Oktoberfest to be used by local children, dancers, or anyone who asks for one.

“I’m not a prolific dress maker. I make a few a year, but I mainly do repairs” Hall said. “Girls will come over and just squeal while looking for their dress. It’s fun for me to see them get their dresses and take them home.” Although she can’t do this forever, Hall said “I’m really not tired of it. I’m not over it. All these years I’ve tried to get people to dress up. Seeing photos over the years of these kids dressed up is like a dream come true.” Dressing up for the Oktoberfest is just like any other holiday, Hall said. “It’s like going to a Halloween party when you’re not dressed up. It’s much more fun to be a part of it.” - Hannah Kloft

The tradition of music and dance For Oktoberfest President Chris Bischoff, the music and the dancing set the tone for the festival. There are six stages for guests to enjoy music or dancing - the Biergarten, Weingarten, Alpinegarten,

Prostgarten, Village Bandstand and St. Mary Church. “We have everything from the traditional accordion waltz to alpine rock,” Bischoff said. “Because of the broad range of music we have at each venue, we have something for everyone to enjoy.” The Alpinegarten is known for more traditional German bandstand music. The Weingarten is were guests can find the hometown favorite, the Z-Musikmakers. The Biergarten starts out traditional during the day and gets more lively during the evening,” he said. Bischoff encourages visitors to go to the church to hear the organ and vocal concerts. The bandstand plays music that gets the crowd dancing, including local dance groups. From the Prostgarten at one end to the Biergarten at the other, Bischoff said music and dancing creates a festive mood. “The festival really starts with the traditional German music,” he said. - Kristine Thomas

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City Leaders Want You to Know 1. Monday, Sept. 12 City Council Meeting: Public Hearing on changes to the Annexation Policies which will determine when and where Silverton will grow. Visit the City web site to see the proposed changes. 2. Revised Water Conservation and Management Plan – Water curtailment Alert Stages are changing from three stages to five stages. Table 3-1 of the plan describes the levels of severity of shortage that will trigger curtailment in a drought situation. 3. Garbage Rate Increases – At the Aug. 1 City Council meeting, Council approved a rate increase for Republic Services, and new solid waste options, effective Oct. 1, 2016. 4. New Requirement for Daily Parking Fee – Starting Sept. 1, day-use parking fees at Marine Park will be required year-around. 5. Transportation System Plan (TSP) SURVEY – The City is updating its TSP. This is your opportunity to provide input on transportation issues that are important to you. To access survey: 6.

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By Kristine Thomas Silver Falls School Board members Todd White and Tim Roth are both satisfied with the outcome of the Oregon Ethics Commission investigation. Although, they each have a different reason. Roth is glad the complaint was dismissed. White is satisfied because the investigator felt a full investigation was warranted. In the end, the Oregon Government Ethics Commission had the final say on Aug. 12 when it dismissed the charges made by White against Roth and recommended that no further action be taken. In June, White filed an ethics complaints against Roth for receiving free fill dirt, which was scraped from the McGinnis Field to prepare for the installation of artificial turf. The new field was privately funded by the Silver Fox Foundation. “Thank you to everyone who had a part in providing the beautiful new field to our school district,” Roth said. “I’m glad the Oregon State Ethics Board saw this complaint for what it was and dismissed it. Hopefully in the future we can minimize needless distractions like this and get back to our job of focusing on doing what’s best for the kids in this district.” In an email, Silver Falls Superintendent Andy Bellando

shared after the school board work session on Aug. 15, White apologized to Roth, saying it wasn’t personal. Roth accepted the apology. “This is such a generous gift from many people in the Silver Falls community,” Bellando said. “The decision by the ethics commission helps validate the importance of the contribution that Tim Roth provided to help make it happen.” White, who has been criticized on social media for filing with the ethics commission, shared he does not feel the complaint was without merit. “The ethics commission’s investigator felt that a full investigation was warranted,” White said. The seven-page Oregon Government Ethics Commission Preliminary review states: “It appears that there is substantial, objective basis to believe that a violation of the Oregon Government Ethics law may have been committed by Tim Roth, and an investigation is warranted. The Oregon Ethics Commission should move to investigate whether Tim Roth may have violated ORS 224.040.” The preliminary review was presented to the ethics commission which met in executive session to vote.

Director Ronald Bersin wrote to Roth that at its Aug. 12 meeting, the commission considered the staff preliminary review report “of the allegations made against you by Todd White. “The Commission failed to achieve a sufficient number of affirmative votes to move the matter to investigation,” Bersin said. “The matter is, therefore, dismissed and no further action will be taken.” White said as it was explained to him, the commission’s vote does note mean Roth was “innocent, cleared of any wrong doing, or that the complaint was without merit. It just means that there was not the sufficient ‘yes’ votes to open a full investigation.” White said he was told it was a split vote. “I think one thing that can be taken away from all of this is that we all need to be mindful of how the public perceives the things we do,” White said. “No matter the intent, dabbling in the gray area gives a negative perception by the public. To my knowledge, the ethics commission staff review was never shared with the board, only the letter saying the complaint was dismissed.” In the report, investigator Diane Gould wrote, “Several details are unclear at this time, including: who had the authority to dispose of the dirt that was excavated, the

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order to install the new turf. “They were looking for a site in close proximity to the high school that might be able to take the dirt,” Roth said. “Because of the all-volunteer nature of the job, a site close to the school was preferred to increase efficiencies and the lower operational costs of the volunteer businesses and truck drivers.” Since Roth lives within two miles of McGinnis Field, Silver Fox Foundation President Rick Schmidt said it made financial sense to transport the dirt to the Roth farm. In a previous Our Town article, Schmidt said about 6,000 cubic yards of dirt were removed from the field, estimating about 500 truckloads. To pay a driver to haul the dirt would cost about $100 an hour. Instead, Schmidt explained, about 10 volunteers hauled the dirt. To save time, it was decided to dump the dirt at Roth’s farm, allowing about three truckloads to be dumped per hour. Schmidt estimates the Fox Foundation saved between $15,000 to $18,000 in trucking costs thanks to the volunteer drivers and close location.

The new turf field at the center of the complaint was a project spearheaded by the Silver Fox Foundation and done without district funds.

nature of Mr. Roth’s participation and authority over the project as a Board member, the timing and other circumstances surrounding the decision to haul the dirt to Mr. Roth’s property, the value of the dirt and its transport, and the use of the dirt by Mr. Roth.”

“This dirt was a liability,” Schmidt said. “It wasn’t an asset. It needed to go somewhere and we tried to look at the closest location. We didn’t want to waste time. It just made common sense to take the dirt to the nearest place.”

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Roth shared with the ethics commission he spent $2,000 to $3,000 for a bulldozer to spread the dirt and he assumed the liability for the quality of the dirt and the trucks going in and out of his property. “I do not believe this was unethical or a violation of ORS 244,” Roth wrote. “I was not contacted about this because I am on the board but because I am a community member with property close to the school.” School board chairman Wally Lierman said he is glad the complaint has been dismissed and “that this issue is behind us.” “I’m also very sorry that Tim had to endure these accusations as well as other accusations that surfaced following the complaint being filed,” Lierman said. “Tim has always been very giving of his time and resources for the school district and community.”

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In mid-September, Cofer said Silverton residents will receive a green kitchen pail for food scraps. The kitchen pail can be dumped into the green cart. He said the kitchen pails can be lined with newspaper or paper sacks, which also can be tossed in the green cart.

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“Anything you put in your garbage disposal can now go into your yard waste cart,” Cofer said. Also starting Oct. 1, Silverton residents will see an increase in their garbage bill, with most customers seeing a $3.60 monthly hike.

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“The county has increased its disposal rate by 30 percent,” Cofer said. “That disposal cost is passed to the consumer. There also has been a 9 percent increase in operation expenses.”


The current cost for a 20-gallon residential cart is $22.30. It will increase by $1.12 on Oct. 1 to $23.42. A 35-gallon cart will go from $25.50 to $29.10, or a $3.60 increase. A 65-gallon residential cart increases from $30.85 to $36.09, or a $5.24 monthly increase. A 90-gallon residential cart goes from $33 to $38.61, or a $5.61

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Reducing waste in the gray garbage can by placing food waste in the green cart, Willoughby said, can provide an opportunity for customers to move to a smaller garbage container. Willoughby said the increase for the smallest container, the 20 gallon, was 5 percent. The increase for 35 gallon containers is 14.1 percent. The two largest containers (65 and 90 gallon) were increased by 17 percent. “The intent of this tiered rate increase is to encourage garbage customers to move down to a smaller container,” Willoughby said.  Residential customers can place their green organic cart at the curbside each week. There will be no additional charge for this service, Willoughby said. “The EMC will work with Republic Services to make the public aware of

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SCoTTS MILLS • MoUNT ANGEL & WooDBURN $895,000 Stunning Acreage! 3bd/2ba ~ 1440 SF ~ 200 Acres Joe & Dana Giegerich • 503931-7824 • MLS#706406 $799,000 PRICE REDUCED! 4bd/1ba ~ 1934 SF ~ 80 Acres Donna Paradis • 503851-0998 • MLS#703267 $775,000 Incredible View! 3bd/1ba ~ 2040 SF ~ 74.91 Acres Joe & Dana Giegerich • 503-9317824 • MLS#706471 $680,000 Versatile Farm! 3bd/1.5ba ~ 1442 SF ~ 40.05 Acres Joe & Dana Giegerich • 503931-7824 • MLS#701764 $555,000 PRICE REDUCED! 3bd/1ba ~ 1678 SF ~ 41.84 Acres Ginni Stensland • 503510-4652 • MLS#704126 $449,900 Escape to Nature! 3bd/2ba ~ 1296 SF ~ 47.36 Acres Joe & Dana Giegerich • 503931-7824 • MLS#706140

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SALEM • KEIZER • oTHER AREAS $1,150,000 PRICE REDUCED! 3bd/2ba ~ 2362 SF ~ 110 Acres ~ Salem Joe & Dana Giegerich • 503-9317824 • MLS#697642 $279,900 PRICE REDUCED! 4bd/2.5ba ~ 2157 SF ~ .16 ac Valerie Boen • 503-871-1667 • MLS#707962 $219,900 NEW LISTING! ~ 3bd/2.5ba ~ 1410 SF ~ .22 ac ~ Stayton ~ Jackie Zurbrugg • 503-932-5833 • MLS#709048

INVESTMENTS $750,000 Build Here! 2.89 Commercial Acres in Silverton City Limits! Mike Day 503-931-7327 or Robin Kuhn • 503-930-

1896 • MLS#702436 $695,000 Creekside Commercial! Zoned C3 ~ .65 ac ~ Downtown Silverton ~ Retail/Res plans available! Connie Hinsdale • 503-8818687 • MLS#707894 $575,000 Ideal Location! 9949 SF Comm Bldg ~ 4 units Dean oster • 503-932-5708 • MLS#696719 $275,500 Tri-Plex! 1 - 1bd/1ba, 2 - 2bd/1ba ~ 2277 total SF ~ .23 ac Nick Ayhan • 503-3141651 • MLS#703458

LAND & LoTS $282,000 NEW LISTING! 9.8 Acres outside Scotts Mills Ginni Stensland • 503-5104652 • MLS#708766 $495,000 PRICE REDUCED! 59.1 Acre Farmland/ Buildable! Joe & Dana Giegerich • 503-931-7824 • MLS#706912

$159,900 Cascadia Country! 22.68 buildable Acres ~ Joe & Dana Giegerich • 503-931-7824 • MLS#705258 $150,000 Hillside Homestead! 1.7 Acre Buildsite near town! Ginni Stensland • 503-510-4652 • MLS#707421

$325,000 PRICE REDUCED! 65.29 Acre Buildable View Site! Joe & Dana Giegerich • 503-931-7824 • MLS#706941

$135,000 Double Lot!.39 acre lot in Silverton ~ Ginni Stensland • 503-510-4652 • MLS#698146

$540,000 Great Location! 5.15 Acres next to Oregon Garden! Robin Kuhn • 503930-1896 • MLS#702740

$130,000 oversized! .38 acre lot in Silverton ~ Ginni Stensland • 503-510-4652 • MLS#698145

$350,000 Dividable Buildsite! 15 Acres ~ Silverton Joe & Dana Giegerich • 503-931-7824 • MLS#705722

$129,000 Country Lot! 2 Acres minutes from Silverton ~ Cynthia Johnson • 503551-0145 • MLS#703777

$350,000 Build Here! 15 Acre parcel/dividable ~ Joe & Dana Giegerich • 503-931-7824 • MLS#705721 $350,000 Lovely Land! 15 Acre parcel/dividable ~ Joe & Dana Giegerich • 503-931-7824 • MLS#705716 $265,000 Two Home Sites! 12.22 Acres near Scotts Mills ~ Joe & Dana Giegerich • 503-931-7824 • MLS#706405 $165,000 Panoramic View! 4 Acre home site outside Scotts Mills ~ Joe & Dana Giegerich • 503-931-7824 • MLS#706403

$87,500 Sunset Views! 1/4 ac outside Abiqua Heights Ginni Stensland • 503-5104652 • MLS#707814 $75,000 Great Location! .15 ac lot in Mt Angel ~ backs to St. Mary’s! Valerie Boen • 503-871-1667 • MLS#708122 $74,900 Pioneer Village! .19 acre lot near park ~ Cynthia Johnson • 503-551-0145 • MLS#704952 $69,900 Sweet Site! .75 acre Scotts Mills buildsite ~ Joe & Dana Giegerich • 503-9317824 • MLS#704748 $30,000 Fantastic Flag Lot! .15 acres in Salem ~ Donna Paradis • 503-851-0998 •

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The Oregon Garden invites home school parents and students to Home School Day on Wednesday, Sept. 7. Students will have the opportunity to learn about the natural world and be inspired with fun science and art activities. Pre-registration is not required. Educational opportunities include wetland habitat and aquatic insects; fire and safety prevention; forest habitats and wildlife; farm


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764 Shelokum Dr., $499,900 WVMLS#699074 3579 s.f. 4 bdrm /3.5 bth. Come see this gem! Abiqua Heights. Over 7 acre common park with pond. WOW! Best value in town.

405 N. Water St., $449,900 WVMLS#699596 & 699599. 1901 Classic with waterfront lot. Versatile Zoning. Perfect for B&B, Restaurant, Residence, Multi-Family.

2795 Argyle, Salem, $334,900 WVMLS#704532 S. Salem’s Candalaria neighborhood. Private guest suite. Hdwds, 4 bdrm, 2 extra rooms, storage.

1384 Sallal, Woodburn, $149,000 WVMLS#706298. Adorable 1bd, 1 bath in 55+ Community. Sunroom is finished, heated, insulated. 800+ SF!


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817 Chadwick St., Silverton, $319,900 WVMLS#699850 4bdrm, 3.5bth.

1885 Thompson, Woodburn, $165,000 WVMLS#706299. Cute 2 bdrm/1 bth.

711 E. Main St., $349,900 WVMLS#707341 Impressive Contemporary home with over 2700 s.f., 4 bdrms/3 bths. Nice lot, double car garage with small shop.

Bare lot, Rice Lane, Amity, $50,000 WVMLS#701360 Rural lot in the heart of wine country. Building may be possible as developed. Call Jenna Robles, Broker. 601 Anderson Dr., $489,900 WVLS#706289, Drop-Dead Gorgeous Colonial with 4bd and bonus. Hardwood floors, 3 full bths. Wonderful Neighborhood.

1215 SE Lyle, Dallas, $190,000 WVMLS#707527. 5 Bdrm/1.5bth, 1700 S.F. Jenna Robles, Broker.

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The admission for Home School Day is $9 for adults; $4 for students ages 5 to 17; and free for children 4 years and younger. Guests are encouraged to check in at the Visitors Center to receive a packet. For more information, contact Rikki Heath, 503-799-4792 email heath@

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life; clean water and birds and the environment.

From helping at any of the schools in the Silver Falls or Mount Angel School districts to volunteering for a project at The Oregon Garden, there are plenty of places to put your talents and time to work.

Ideas for places to volunteer include The Oregon Garden, Silverton Legacy Health, local schools, the Silver Falls or Mount Angel libraries, Silverton Area Community Aid, your church and Silver Falls State Park. Consider asking one of the nonprofits who have a booth at Oktoberfest if they need volunteers. The work load is lighter when many pitch in.

In Memory Of …

Retta Larsen

March 8, 1934 — Aug. 1, 2016

Howard Hatteberg

March 8, 1930 — Aug. 3, 2016

William Manderfield

Aug. 5, 1957 — Aug. 5, 2016

Pamela Brown

Oct. 25, 1938 — Aug. 5, 2016

Bradley Goode

Aug. 10, 2016 — Aug. 11, 2016

Bonnie Fernaays

Aug. 4, 1937 — Aug. 13, 2016

Lorraine Cavanaugh

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Silverton Anytime Fitness holds open house Silverton Anytime Fitness invites community members to a chowcase of its new workout space Saturday, Sept. 10, noon to 7 p.m..

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Events during the day include DJ Doc Titus, food, games, class demos, more than $1,000 worth of giveaways including a big screen TV and more.

The open house is free. Silverton Anytime Fitness is located in the Silverton Shopping Plaza, 703 McClaine St., 503-873-7033.

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Public invited to SHS new turf celebration Grab a football, soccer ball or your running shoes and head to McGinnis Field for its Open House. The event is 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24 at the field. The public is invited to walk on the field, learn about the turf and enjoy a celebration.

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datebook Frequent Addresses JFK High, 890 E Marquam St., Mt Angel Mount 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. Silverton Community Center, 421 S Water St.


Chickadees Storytime

12:30 - 1:30 p.m., Silver Falls Library. Ages 3 5. Free. Starts Sept. 21. 503-873-7633


1 p.m., Silverton Senior Center. Small buy-in required. Seniors 60 and older. 503-873-3093

Silverchips Woodcarving Sessions

1 – 4 p.m., Silverton Arts Association, 303 Coolidge St. Sessions for $2/week. All levels.

Senior Exercise Classes 9:30 a.m., Silverton Senior Center. Yoga or Sit & Be Fit classes for seniors 60 and older. Repeats Wednesday, Friday. Discount for members. 503-873-3093


Recovery at Noon

Free Dinner

Noon – 1 p.m., St. Edward’s, 211 W Center St., Silverton. Daily except Sunday. John, 503-399-0599

Gordon House Tours

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

Ukulele Jam

3:30 p.m., Silverton Senior Center. Free for seniors 60 and older. 503-873-3093

Evening Yoga

5:45 p.m., Silverton Grange Hall, 201 Division St. All levels welcome. $5. Also Wednesdays. Robin, 503-930-1896

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. Seniors 60 and older. Repeats Thursday. Discount for members. 503-873-3093

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

Wednesday Silverton Business Group

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

Mt. Angel Library Activities

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

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3:30 - 4:30 p.m., Silver Falls Library. Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math: Learning and Building. Supplies provided. Free. Ages 5 - 11. 503-873-7633 5 - 7 p.m., First Christian Church, 402 N First St., Silverton. All ages. Free; donations accepted. 503-873-6620

Thursday Baby Birds Storytime

11 a.m. - noon, Silver Falls Library. Ages 0 - 36 months. Free. Repeats Fridays. Starts Sept. 22. 503-873-7633

Take Off Pounds Sensibly

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

Compassionate Presence Sangha

7 – 8:30 p.m., Borland Gallery, 303 Coolidge St., Silverton. A Quiet Place Sangha invites all to weekly guided meditation, shared dialog. Free. Newcomers arrive 20 minutes early.

Overeaters Anonymous

7 – 8 p.m., St. Edward’s Episcopal Church, 211 W Center St., Silverton. Tips, support for those with eating problems. All welcome. 503-910-6862


Family Game Day

10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Silver Falls Library. Family 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

Saturday Lunch

Noon - 1:30 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 500 N Second St., Silverton. Free. 503873-2635

Sunday Silverton Spiritual Life Community

10:30 a.m., Silverton Grange, 201 Division St. New thought services. 503-873-8026.

FUTSAL Indoor Soccer

3 - 5 p.m., Robert Frost School, 201 Westfield, Silverton. Co-ed, pick-up games. Ages 14 -18. Free. Begins Sept. 11. Brian, 503-508-2772,

Thursday, Sept. 1 Introduction to Mediation

6 p.m., Borland Gallery, 303 Coolidge St., Silverton. Learn about mediation. Free. David, 971-218-641

‘Think Big’ Reception

6:30-8 p.m., White Oak Gallery, 216 E Main St., Silverton. Artists Douglas Beall, Robin Humelbaugh, Juhana Jiang, William Leach, Claudio O’Driscoll speak, share directive and passions for doing art. Show runs through Sept. 30. 503-9314517

Silverton Scribes

7 - 8:30 p.m., Silver Falls Library. Informal writer’s group to share, critique writing projects. Repeats Sept. 15. 503-873-8796

Scotts Mills City Council

Silverton Toastmasters

7:30 a.m., Seventh Day Adventist Church, 1159 Oak St., Silverton. Ann, 503-873-4198

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

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Silverton Lions Club

9 a.m., First Baptist Church, 229 Westfield St., Silverton. All welcome. Sandy, 503-871-3729

Duplo Day

11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Silver Falls Library. Build with Mega Bloks, Duplo blocks. 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,

7 p.m., Silverton Hospital. Open to everyone interested in service to community. Also Sept. 15. 503-873-7119

Friday, Sept. 2 ‘Dreamscape Alchemy’

6 - 8 p.m., Borland Art Gallery, 303 Coolidge St., Silverton. Artists’ reception for SilverFox Studios, nine local artists. Artwork on display through Sept. 25 8 a.m. - noon Monday - Friday, noon - 4 p.m. Saturday - Sunday. Jan, 503-3639310

‘¡Pura Vida!’ Artists’ Reception

7 p.m. Lunaria Gallery, 113 N. Water St., Silverton. An exhibit of Mesoamerican inspired artwork by painter Lori Rodrigues and ceramicist Bruce Fontaine. On display in The Loft: “Road Trip,” a photo-collage by Fred Hartson. Both shows run through Oct. 3.

First Friday in Silverton

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

First Friday Music

7 p.m., Silverton United Methodist Church, 203 W Main St. Civil Disobedients performs. Donations accepted. 503-873-3461

Think Big

7-8:30 p.m., White Oak Gallery, 216 E Main St., Silverton. Artists Douglas Beall, Robin Humelbaugh, Juhana Jiang, William Leach, Claudio O’Driscoll. Show runs through Sept. 30. 503-931-4517

Monday, Sept. 5 Labor Day Tuesday, Sept. 6 Indoor Park Registration

9 - 11:30 a.m., Silverton United Methodist Church, 203 W Main St. A co-op of caregivers. Ages 0 - 5. $80 per year with 12 duties or $50 per term with six duties.

Caregiver Connection

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

Adult Coloring Night

6 - 7:30 p.m., Silver Falls Library. Relax, de-stress with adult conversation, refreshments, coloring. All materials provided. Free. 503-873-8796

Silverton Garden Club

7 p.m., Silver Creek Fellowship, 822 NE Industrial Way, Silverton. Earthfort speaks about beneficial microbes, ways to amend clay and damaged soils. Free. Refreshments served. Sandi, 503-873-5690

Mt. Angel City Council 7 p.m., Mt. Angel Library. Open to public. Agenda available. 503-845-9291

Wednesday, Sept. 7 Sunsets in the Garden

6 - 9 p.m., The Oregon Garden. Extension of regular garden hours includes live music, beer and wine tasting, tram tours, sunset viewing.

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Actors/Improv Group

7 - 8:30 p.m., Silver Falls Library. Variety of improvisational games. No experience required. Open to adults, high school students. Repeats Sept. 20. 503-873-8796

Silver Falls School District

7 p.m., SFSD District Office, 612 Schlador St. Open to public. 503-873-5303

Silverton City Council

Thursday, Sept. 8

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

Singles Dine Out Club

Tuesday, Sept. 13

6 p.m., Glockenspiel Restaurant, 190 E Charles St., Mt. Angel. For singles 40+ and seniors 60+. Order off menu, dutch treat. 503-873-3093

Silverton Zenith Woman’s Club

7 p.m. Members discuss ways to fund, implement projects that benefit Silverton community. Barbara, 801-414-3875

Silverton Mural Society

7 p.m., Silverton Mobile Estates Clubhouse, 1307 S Water St. Open to public. Dues $15/ year. Norm, 503-874-8101

Friday, Sept. 9 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,

Saturday, Sept. 10 Pancake Breakfast

8:30 - 10:30 a.m., Silverton Senior Center. Community pancake breakfast. Adults $5, children under 12 $3. Children under 4 eat free. 503-873-3093

Anytime Fitness Grand Reopening

1 - 7 p.m., Anytime Fitness, 703 McClaine St., Silverton. Live DJ, refreshments, class demonstrations, games, drawings.

Summer Art Exhibition

Ancestry Detectives

10 a.m. – noon., Silver Falls Library. ‘Family History: An Adventure Like No Other’ with Susan Baird. Open to all. Free.

Silverton Planning Commission

7 p.m., Silverton Community Center. Open to public. Agenda available. 503-874-2207

Wednesday, Sept. 14 Gardening Class

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

Calling all artists

Mt. Angel School District

6:30 p.m., District Office, 730 E Marquam St. Agenda available. 503-845-2345

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Pktoberfest Wiener Dog Races

Sunday, Sept. 18

Mount Angel Oktoberfest opens

Taizé Prayer

11 a.m. - midnight, Mount Angel. Food, crafts, music, dancing, weekend car shows and free children’s area. Runs thru 9 p.m. Sept. 18.

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

Fall, Wintering Gardening

Silver Falls Library Book Club

Noon, Seventh Day Adventist Church, 1159 Oak St., Silverton. Sunflower Farms’ Anthony Hoke gives tips. Zucchini bakeoff; bring side dish or dessert to enter. Mt. Angel-Silverton Women’s Connection, Stonecroft Ministries. 503-999-2291

Friday, Sept. 16

Monday, Sept. 12

9 a.m. - 3 pm., St. Mary’s Public School, 590 E College St., Mt. Angel. 100 cars, military vehicles on display. Music. Repeats Sept. 18 with whole set of new vehicles. Jeff Foster, 503-588-1932 day or 503-393-3143 evening,

Thursday, Sept. 15

‘Love Your Neighbor’

5 p.m. Mount Angel Festhalle. Register a team for the Pedal Tractor Race, with races beginning at 5:30. The Kick-Off Party begins at 7 p.m. Visit for details.

Oktoberfest Cruz-N-Car Show

11:30 a.m., St. Mary’s Public School, 590 E College St., Mt. Angel. Races culminating in the Northwest Championship Sunday. 503507-5925,

Pints & Purls

Oktoberfest Kick-off Party

9 a.m., Humpert Park, 400 Alder St., Mt. Angel. 5K run/ walk, 10K run. $26 if preregistered by Sept. 14. Day of race registration, $30, begins at 7:15 a.m. Half-marathon begins at 8 a.m. $75 if pre-registered by Sept. 14. Day of race registration, $80, begins at 6:45 a.m. Register at

6-7 p.m. White Oak Gallery, 216 E. Main St. Artists invited to discuss how to network and create activities and events to promote artists in Silverton. RSVP: 503-931-4517

1 - 7 p.m., Mt. Angel Development Building, 350 E Church St. Enjoy the art of Coach Randy Traeger, refreshments, talk with Traeger. Traeger’s books available for purchase, original signings. 4 - 6 p.m., Silverton United Methodist Church, 203 W Main St. Messy church with crafts, worship, dinner for whole family. Free. 503-873-2451

Oktoberfest Road Race

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

Vigil for Peace

5:30 - 7:30 p.m., Towne Square Park, Silverton. Silverton People for Peace gather. Open to all. 503-873-5307

Tuesday, Sept. 20 7 - 8:30 p.m., Silver Falls Library, 410 S Water St.. This month’s selection is “Light Between Oceans” by M.L. Stedman. Refreshments. Visitors welcome. Spring, 503-897-8796

Thursday, Sept. 22 Pie & Cake Auction

7 p.m., Victor Point School, 1175 SE Victor Point Road. Old-fashion auction of pies, cookies, cakes created by school community. Large-themed gift baskets in silent auction. 503-873-4987

Saturday, Sept. 24 4G Community Resource Day

Saturday, Sept. 17

11 a.m. - 2 p.m., Silverton Community Center. More than 50 organizations, nonprofits share knowledge, offer free products, talk about services. Silverton Area Community Aid distributes free clothing, household items. Free haircuts, games, snacks. Free. 503-873-3446

Oktoberfest Golf Tournament

McGinnis Field Open House

Oktoberfest Street Dance

8 p.m., Bandstand, Mt. Angel. All ages welcome. Repeats Sept. 17.

7 a.m., Evergreen Golf Course, 11694 NE West Church Road, Mt. Angel. Four-person scramble, barbecue, prizes. Benefits JFK High. $240/team.

11 a.m. to 2 p.m. McGinnis Field. Stop by the field to walk on it and get more information. Open to everyone.

Family Storytime

2 - 2:30 p.m., Silver Falls Library. Storytime for all ages. All children under 5 must be accompanied by adult. Free. 503-873-7633

Family Friendly Bingo

5 - 8 p.m., Silverton Senior Center. $5 for two bingo cards; $1 additional. Refreshments available for purchase. 503-873-3093

Sunday, Sept. 25 Scotts Mills Pancake Breakfast

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

Silverton Concert Series

3 p.m., Silverton Concert House, 405 N Water St. Wyatt True, violin; Grace Ho, PhD, piano, perform works by Bach, Beethoven, others. Benefits Delgani String Quartet. Suggested donation $10 adults, $5 students, seniors. 503-873-0272

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5:30 p.m., Immanuel Lutheran Church, 303 N Church St., Silverton. Tonya Johnson from OSU Extension Office teaches best ways to can food. Register: 503-873-3446

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1 - 3:30 p.m., Silverton Senior Center. Six-week bereavement class provided by Willamette Valley Hospice. All ages. 503-873-3093

Thursday, Sept. 29 Flu Shot Clinic

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Falcon-ready By Kristine Thomas Silverton Middle School Dean of Students April Murphy understands and acknowledges there is some apprehension from students, staff and parents about the new Silverton Middle School. From navigating unfamiliar hallways to having sixth graders with eighth graders to worrying about safety, Murphy has heard many concerns. Calmly and confidently, she replies, everything will be OK and not to worry. That’s because for months, Murphy has invested a great deal of time and energy thinking how to make the new middle school a safe and fun place for students to learn and staff to work. Along with members of her Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports team or PBIS, Murphy has studied the building and created ways to ease the flow of traffic. The halls have been labeled with a school colors, green, silver, black and white. Each student will be given a map of the school and there will be maps and other signs to help students and staff posted throughout the school.

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“We created visual cues to make it as simple as possible for students to find their way around the school,” she said. Eric Rappe has been hired as the campus hall monitor, Murphy said, adding he will be responsible making sure students get from one point to another safely. Other safety measures have been put in place to let students know what areas are off limits.

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She also understands the biggest fear for the sixth grade parents is having their students around older students.

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“By using PBIS, we get to empower the eighth-grade students to be leaders. We believe we can teach them to be peer mentors and empower them to lead in a positive way,” Murphy said. From day one, all students will be taught the three school rules - To be safe, responsible and respectful, she said. When the sixth and seventh grade students start school on Sept. 6, Murphy said they will begin by meeting in the gym for “Kick-Off.” Murphy said the staff is performing a “fun dance,” hosting a drawing for prizes and playing games. It’s a chance to teach students how they can be successful in school and to celebrate the new school family, she said, adding students will meet their AG teachers. Along with their AG teachers, students will visit stations throughout the school to learn what PBIS behavior is expected of them in the library, gym, classroom, and cafeteria. “The idea is to make the goals consistent so everyone knows what is expected,” she said. “We are giving students the tools to be successful in school.” Murphy, who is studying to receive her administrative license and attended a PBIS training session this summer, said PBIS is also being taught at Mark Twain, Butte Creek, Scotts Mills and Robert Frost elementary schools. “The idea of PBIS is empowering students to solve problems and to Bill & Susan (DeSantis)


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That, she said, is where PBIS training for students and staff kicks into gear. Eighthgraders will help with back-to-school day and other duties.

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“It’s my hope parents know that a lot of thought has gone into this, from creating an ease of traffic to ensuring safety to having a friendly staff,” she said. “Every minute detail has been thought of to make this a place kids want to be.” Her goal is clearly communicate with parents and staff. If there is something she or her team hasn’t considered or if someone has an idea, she welcomes people to share them with her. She also encourages parents and community members to volunteer or find ways to be involved at Silverton Middle School. A Parent Open House will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 13. A Community Open House is on First Friday, Oct. 7, 5 to 6:30 p.m. Murphy invites parents and community members to stop by the school and see what is happening. Silverton Middle School Dean of Students April Murphy has a game plan to welcome students and staff and make school a fun place to be and learn.

understand there are consequences for their behaviors,” she said. Murphy said PBIS gives staff and students a way to successfully navigate in their school and the community. Even when students visit Roth’s market with their AG teachers, students will have guidelines for how to behave and be respectful in the community. There will be PBIS rules at the store. As a parent of two young children, Murphy said everything she has done to prepare for students at the new middle

One thing she emphasizes is attitudes are contagious. If parents and teachers are stressed out or worrying, the students will pick up on that and their behavior will be similar.

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“Positivity is contagious,” she said. Having done her homework and implementing PBIS, Murphy is ready for a “great year at great school.” “We are emphasizing to our students that they will be the first students to attend the new middle school and to encourage them to have a sense of ownership and pride in their school,” she said. “The kids are the reason we are here. It’s our goal and our job as teachers, staff and parents to cultivate a place where our kids are excited a to be.” Have home to rent? Call us!

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Life to art By Nancy Jennings

The Umpqua Community College (UCC) shooting tragedy in Roseburg last October was the inspiration for art imitating life and death for Silverton Assembly of God’s youth group members.

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On Aug. 2, under the direction of Youth Pastor Matt Novak, the junior high and high school student performers advanced from their district performance to the National Fine Arts Festival in Louisville, Ky. The performers were Audrey Arnett, Ellie Arnett, Abby Hulett, Amy Jordan, Marcus Smith, Jacob Richards, Chryssi Wagner, Robbie Wagner, Alexis White and Isaiah Yip.

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The students called their performance “Monster,” inspired after Novak’s friend shared his day of terror at the shooting at UCC.

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After hearing about his friend’s harrowing experience, and especially his ability as a pastor to comfort and pray with so many students and faculty throughout that tragic day, inspiration was born.




Novak said his friend was a youth pastor and attending UCC to become a counselor.

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“He was about 25 feet away from the door when the shooter walked in and started shooting. When we heard that part of the story, it really impacted us and we decided to tell the UCC story specifically because of that,” Novak said.


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“In our research we really wanted to try and explain why someone would go off the hinges or go crazy, or however you’d want to say that. I don’t think there’s a really specific term,” Novak said. To qualify for the national competition, the students first had to compete in the district on April 10 in Albany. They scored the highest in their category in the state. This secured them a place to compete at the nationals at the International Conference Center in Kentucky. Novak said it was the first time a group from Silverton Assembly of God has competed at the National Festival.

Shooting story retold Fine Arts has 75 different categories. Under the drama division, the group entered into the category called “Human Video Ensemble, Large,” consisting of a group size of five to 10. “Our group was nine individuals and there are over 4,000 that present at the district level. About 10 percent of those receive an invitation to nationals yearly. There were about 360 that chose to attend this year. We finished right in the middle, around the 170th marker, which for our first year I was really excited about,” Novak said.  Novak credits his wife, Carlee, with helping write a large portion of the voice-over dialogue. Rehearsals ran from January through April. “Human Video is a drama with music and lyrics and the students are not allowed to speak in it. It’s a seven-minute-long performance and essentially they are creating what we call ‘mini scenes,’ visuals using themselves as props,” Novak said. “It’s all to create this visual understanding of the story that you’re telling. So, our story this year was much different than it has been in years past. It was something that we tackled because of what’s going on in our current culture.”   Performer Abby Hulett, 16, an incoming junior at Silverton High School, is also on the school dance team.  She recalled her experience performing as being more mind over matter. “It wasn’t much physically challenging because Matt taught us how to push through that and he trained us really well for that,” Hulett said. “I guess it was almost more mentally challenging to get over performing in front of people because most of our students in the ‘Human Video’ have never performed like that in front of people.” Fellow performer and dance team member, Chryssi Wagner, 17, is an incoming senior.  When asked what was the most challenging part of her performance, Chryssi said, “probably my death.” “I just would fall and it didn’t look right.  The acting was probably the hardest part,” she said.

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Football preview It’s a new season for the Silverton High School football team. New turf has been installed at McGinnis Field and the squad is trying to put last year’s 5-5 season in the rearview mirror.


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“Last year had a lot of twists and turns for us,” seventh-year Coach John Mannion said. “And it gave us a chance to reflect a bit. What can you do better in all areas? We spent a ton of time evaluating all of the things that we do. We’re going to use this as a springboard.” A .500 campaign is an aberration for Mannion’s crew, which went 33-4 in the previous four seasons, including a Class 5A runner-up finish and two other visits to the state semifinals. “Everybody’s gunning for you when you set the bar that high,” Mannion said. “But that’s the type of program you want to be. Set the standard high.” The Foxes were ravaged by injury problems a year ago and broke in a new quarterback in midseason yet still rallied to win their final two Mid-Willamette Conference league games to qualify for the playoffs.

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“The league should be balanced; there are a lot of good teams,” Mannion said. “A lot of them legitimately have a chance to win the league and I like to think we are in that group. I like our team.” Levi Nielsen took over the quarterback position midway through the season as a freshman and Mannion said he has “tons of potential. He’s shown a lot of growth and we’re happy with his progress. The next step is more games. That’s where things will speed up.” Mannion said that there likely will not be a workhorse running back as the team has had in recent years with Chris Garcia and Sam Kuschnick. Instead, it will be more of a committee approach with Darren Buckley, Perry Davis, Kobe Garcia and track star Austin Haskett, who finished second in the 100 and the 200 at the district championships, carrying the mail. Nielsen will throw to receivers Garcia, Spencer Clements, Sam Morrison and his brother, Eli, who returns at tight end. On the offensive line and defensive front seven Mannion has Ulysses Salazar, Ben Willis, David Espe, Colin Walker, Eli Nielsen, Buckley, Nick Tokarski and Mauricio Ramirez, who was injured last season.

“Defense will have a lot of guys who played quite a bit last year,” Mannion said. “We’re going to need depth and everybody pretty much will be prepared to play both ways.” The Foxes open Friday, Sept. 2 at Sandy and debuts on the new turf Sept 9 against visiting Redmond. Silverton opens league play Sept. 16 at Dallas. At Kennedy, Joe Panuke enters his second year as head coach of the Trojans. Kennedy tied with Central Linn and Regis for the Tri-River Conference title and advanced to the state Class 2A championship game before falling to Heppner. Panuke has 13 seniors on this year’s squad and will be looking to quarterback Brett Traeger, running backs Bishop Mitchell and Damien Guerrero, tight end-linebacker Jack Suing and linemen David Wright, Davi Soto and Jeremy Kliewer to play key roles. Also in the mix are juniors Christian Reyes, Christian Larios and Anthony Garcia. Kennedy, which finished 10-2 a year ago, is playing its typical nasty schedule. The Trojans open Friday, Sept. 2 at home vs. Class 3A Clatskanie and also plays up a rung Sept. 16 against visiting Harrisburg. “We always want to be battle-tested by the time we hit league play,” Panuke said. “We haven’t played Harrisburg since I have been at Kennedy. They have been good the past few years. “Our goal each year is to be in position to win a league title and earn a playoff spot. Central Linn and Regis return some really good football players and St. Paul and Santiam will be a lot better this year. If we play Trojan football and stay healthy we will be right there come the end of the season.” Kennedy opens Tri-River play Sept 30 at Regis and hosts Central Linn the next week. Follow me on @jameshday. Got a news tip? Email me at jamesday590@ Follow Our Town on Facebook.

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SHS hires new athletic director Wade Lockett is set to take over as athletic director and vice principal at Silverton High. He will replace Greg Kaatz, who is the new principal at Mark Twain Elementary School. Lockett comes to the Foxes from Sandy High, where he taught social studies, coached football and baseball and advised the mock trial, speech and debate programs as well as the National Honor Society group. He attended Silverton High during his freshman year. Later, he earned a bachelor’s from Whitman College, his master’s from Lewis & Clark and his

administrative license from Concordia. The Oregon Athletic Director’s Association named him the Class 5A athletic director of the year in 2016. “We are excited to welcome Mr. Lockett and his family to Silverton,” said new principal Justin Lieuallen. “We’re confident he will be an outstanding addition to the community and the leadership team at Silverton High School.” Lieuallen said Lockett is scheduled to start work after his formal approval by the school board on Sept. 12.

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Tuesday, Sept. 6

Tuesday, Sept. 20

JFK Volleyball, 5:30 p.m. @ Western Mennonite Silverton Volleyball, 6 p.m. vs Central Silverton Girls Soccer, 6:30 p.m. vs LaSalle Silverton Boys Soccer, 7 p.m. @ LaSalle

JFK Volleyball, 5:30 p.m. East Linn Christian Silverton Volleyball, 6 p.m. vs Lebanon Silverton Girls Soccer, 6:30 p.m. vs Rex Putnam Silverton Boys Soccer, 7 p.m. @ Rex Putnam

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Wednesday, Sept. 21

Silverton Volleyball, 6 p.m. @ Woodburn Silverton Boys Soccer, 7:30 p.m. @ Milwaukie Silverton Girls Soccer, 6:30 p.m. vs West Salem

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Welcome home By Kristine Thomas The members of St. Edward’s Episcopal Church in Silverton took the journey to learn about other churches and faiths. Now, they are encouraging others to give it a try. Especially people who have quit attending church services for one reason or another. Or those who are curious and want to see how another faith worships. St. Edward’s Episcopal Church members and the vicar invite community members to their Welcome Home celebration Sunday, Sept. 11, 10 a.m. at the church, 211 W Center St. “We encourage people to step out of their comfort zone,” member Heather Lewis said. “We welcome everyone.” They were welcomed at other places of faith this summer. The Rev. Shana McCauley along with her congregation took a “sabbatical,” by closing the church doors and attending other places of worship in June, July and August. Labeling this journey “The Holy Experiment,” the congregation was divided into three groups. Members visited Silver Creek Fellowship, Trinity Lutheran in Silverton and Trinity Lutheran in Mount Angel in June; Episcopal churches in July and three different places of worship, such as a mosque or a synagogue in August. McCauley said by stepping outside their own church and stepping into the community to see and learn how other faiths worship, it will give her congregation ideas on what they want to do to move their church forward. As she begins to meet with members, the questions she is asking is, “What do we know now as members and having participated or not participated in the Holy Experiment about who we are as St. Edward’s?” What they know for certain is they do not want to close St. Edward’s. They are determined to find a way to continue to serve the community. Founded in 1956, St. Edward’s, like so many mainstream churches, has declined in membership for the last several years. Describing this period as the “Second Reformation,” McCauley said many churches are searching for answers on how to serve, especially when many people

believe they do not need a church to have faith. On a warm August evening, McCauley met with Heather Pilkington, Heather Wright and Heather Lewis to discuss what they learned this summer. The woman laughed about the challenges of attending a new church – such as not quite knowing how to take communion or what to do during a service. At each place of worship visited, they made notes about what they liked and what ideas they would like to use in their own church. They also noted they like how their vicar will read a passage from the Bible and then share in her sermon how it applies to the present. What each of the women discovered is being a member of St. Edward’s feels like home. “We found we were appreciative and loyal to our clergy,” Pilkington said. “I feel this experiment brought us closer together. I think we will come out stronger as a congregation because of this.” Pilkington said it was exciting to learn about the different places of worship that she visited and wishes she could have gone to more. Lewis enjoyed attending the Baha’i service in Salem. “In the Baihi’ faith, they believe it doesn’t matter what people call God because he is the same. They believe there is no wrong way to worship as long as people have faith in something.”

The church is not closing At least twice a day, Wright said it happens. “People come up to me and tell me that St. Edward’s is shutting down,” Wright said. And patiently, Wright explains “no” that’s not an option. “Our church feels like our home,” Wright said. “We are here to stay,” Lewis added. “We are a tight community. We now know what we need to do to get the community involved in our church.” For McCauley, her sabbatical gave her time to think, pray and focus on improving her health. She also given a great deal of consideration to how she wants to lead her congregation. In the past, she said, she was more of a listener, gathering input. Now,

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St. Edward’s ready to take next step she said, she understands each member of her congregation and knows what it will take to lead them toward a common mission. McCauley said one sermon she heard while on her sabbatical that inspired her had to do with The Karate Kid. In the movie, Daniel asks Mr. Miyagi to teach him karate, which he declines at first. Daniel’s training begins with menial chores such as waxing the car and painting the fence. Thinking he is learning nothing, Daniel eventually learns each chore is teaching him muscle memory to make defensive blocks, McCauley summarized. Attending church and listening to the Gospel is in a way, McCauley explained, the same thing. “What we practice in church, we are able to take into the world. If practice servitude and being accepting and loving in church, then we will show that in the world,” she said. The three women who met with McCauley agree they want to build their church’s mission around something that provides them with the opportunity to be the hands of Christ working in their community. For example, they may decide to minister

to the homeless or work with at-risk children. By doing this, they may be going out into the community, rather than expecting people to come to them. “We want to find a way to bring Christ to people through our work,” Pilkington said. “I came back from this experiment more renewed and with a deeper purpose. I want to see our church become more hands on and reaching out to the community.” And for those who are wondering if they should attend a service, Lewis kindly encourages them to visit St. Edward’s. “We promise our vicar won’t be thumping on the Bible,” she said, laughing. “She makes God relative to our everyday lives.”

They will leave each morning to return to the IHN day center to work with caseworkers, take the kids to school, and work on sustainable housing. Legacy Silverton Medical Center has donated the food and supplies. Trinity Lutheran Church, Silver Creek Fellowship and St. Edward’s members are volunteering. Salem IHN seeks to unite the religious community in its efforts to assist homeless families in Salem and

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“We make room for everybody,” Pilkington said. If you can’t make it to a church service, they invite the community to visit them at their Oktoberfest booth where the St. Edward’s members will be serving deep fried mushrooms and zucchini, biscuits and gravy, sweet potato fries and ice tea. Don’t be surprised if you get a kind invite to attend church.

Homeless families receive local support Legacy Silverton Medical Center, Trinity Lutheran Church, Silver Creek Fellowship and St. Edward’s Episcopal Church are working together to help homeless families during the week of Sept. 4 -11. The families will have dinner, enjoy fellowship and spend the night at St. Edward’s.

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Sr. Antoinette Traeger, OSB Sister Antoinette Traeger, OSB, entered into eternal life at the Providence Benedictine Nursing Center on Aug. 20 at the age of 92. Sister Antoinette was a member of Queen of Angels Monastery in Mount Angel for almost 75 years, rejoicing in monastic life and sharing her prayer and wise perceptions of God's activity in life with a great number of people over the years. Born on July 24, 1924 in Timberlake, South Dakota, Sr. Antoinette was the second of nine children born to Anthony Traeger and Grace Gamble Traeger. She attended St. Joseph's Elementary School in Timberlake from 1930-1936. In 1936, due to the Dust Bowl, the Traeger family moved to Mount Angel. The trip was something that Sister Antoinette never forgot. The whole family piled into their Model T and headed west. Her mother was almost nine months pregnant at the time. Sister Antoinette's brother, Tom, was the only one of the children to be born in Oregon. Sister

Antoinette often reminded people that though she hadn't been born in Mount Angel, she had lived there "since age 12." Once they were settled in, Sister Antoinette attended McKee School. When speaking with others about her life, Sister Antoinette often shared her fond recollections of childhood. She described those years as a happy time and one that required great responsibility for her seven younger siblings.  When Sister Antoinette was ready for high school, she attended the Benedictine Sisters' Mount Angel Academy. At about the same time she became aware she had a very strong desire to become a nun. Following graduation from the Academy in 1942, she entered the Queen of Angels Monastery. Leaving her home and family was quite a dramatic event for the eldest daughter. Not only was she the first to leave home, but leaving home to enter the convent added a dimension of mystery. Sister Antoinette made her first profession

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of vows in 1945.  During her early years in the community, Sister became ill with a mysterious and serious illness, which caused her to have frequent nocturnal seizures. Because of the illness, she was challenged in her desire to continue her formation and preparation for her perpetual monastic vows.  Sister Antoinette's tenacity of spirit and will along with her monastic sisters acceptance and support, allowed her to continue and profess her lifelong vow on Feb. 10, 1948. Sister Antoinette characterized her journey of faith as one rooted in a desire to follow her early dream of making a difference for God, the Church, her monastic community, and the greater community. In her first few years in community, she worked within the Monastery doing laundry, embroidering vestments, working closely with sisters on liturgy, singing Gregorian Chant and other tasks. Sister Antoinette always spoke of herself as "One called and loved by the Lord."

In 1951, Sister Antoinette's father died of a sudden heart attack. This death brought big changes in her family and Sister Antoinette felt a tremendous loss since she was very close to her dad.   "I was jolted into a new reality with the death of my father which left my mother at age 50 alone with two teenagers at home."  In January 1955, she was asked by the Prioress, Mother Gemma Piennett to take on a new ministry on behalf of the community. Sister Antoinette, along with other sisters, accepted the responsibility of establishing The Village Home, a care center for the elderly and ill in the greater Mount Angel community.  In 1957, The Village Home was expanded and the Benedictine Nursing Center [BNC] opened just north of the monastery. As the first administrator, Sister Antoinette lead the BNC to become a model of excellence in care and compliance that remains to this day. While she acknowledged she had not earned any




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formal degrees after high school, she was persistent in self-study, in service, and education opportunities. In 1966, Sister Antoinette was called to leadership within Queen of Angels as its administrator. She reflected saying, "Accepting this call demanded of me a belief in the gifts the Lord had given me."  In 1968, Sister Antoinette was elected by the sisters to serve as their Prioress, a position she held until 1978.  Her strong and wise leadership was particularly apparent during those years following Vatican II when there was considerable renewal and change within religious life as a whole and at Queen of Angels as well. There were changes in how the community prayed, how the sisters dressed, what ministries were engaged in, how the sisters partnered with others, how the community perceived itself as having a charism for the church. In all this, Sister Antoinette was a leader and invited others to various forms of leadership in the community and church. Sister Antoinette led her community with hope, believing that "I could make a difference". After finishing her ministry as prioress at Queen of Angels Monastery, Sister Antoinette took some years of renewal at Notre Dame University and at the Center for Monastic Studies at the University of Texas. She returned in 1982 to be director of Shalom Prayer Center. She was involved in Spiritual Direction, prepared and gave retreats in the area of contemplative prayer and encouraged other sisters to be

engaged in spiritual ministry. She served as Assistant Prioress from 1995-1999. She became Oblate Director. Under her leadership, the number of Oblates increased dramatically, and more importantly the group become more closely attached to the sisters and one another, deepening their faith and commitment to lay Benedictine life. Through her many years in varied ministries, Sister Antoinette became a beloved fellow traveler on the journey of life for her family, community, oblates, co-workers and friends. In 2015, Sister Antoinette moved to the Providence Benedictine Nursing Center. The PBNC welcomed back its first administrator, a woman whose picture still graces the lobby. Though her health was fragile and declining, Sister Antoinette continued to minister to her family and friends with words of encouragement. When she couldn't speak she offered a gracious smile and twinkling eyes. Sister Antoinette is survived by her community, the Benedictine Sisters of Mount Angel, her three siblings, Mary Schurr, Regina Scheidler and Gerry Beyer, many nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Anthony and Grace Traeger, and five siblings, Margaret Bernards, Monica Stuckart, Francis Traeger, Leo Traeger, and Thomas Traeger. A Mass of the Resurrection was celebrated Aug. 24 followed by burial in the monastery cemetery.

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St. Paul Catholic Church in Silverton is seeking a full-time Bookkeeper. Position is responsible for maintaining accurate records of parish and school funds, in addition to preparing and processing staff payroll. The successful candidate will have an understanding of general bookkeeping principles and payroll tax laws, a proficiency with PC software: QuickBooks, ADP, and spreadsheets in addition to excellent organizational skills with the ability to meet deadlines and maintain confidentiality. Associate degree or equivalent in accounting or bookkeeping and/ or 3-5 years of experience in an accounting environment. 2-4 years of experience in a parish or related entity, along with an understanding of church organization and operation procedures. Bilingual in Spanish preferred. Applicants must pass a background check and complete the Called to Protect Training. To apply, please send cover letter and resume to: Fr. Basil Lawrence, blawrence@archdpdx. org or by mail at St. Paul Church 1410 Pine ST, Silverton OR 97381 LOOKING FOR a professional with an insurance background who would like a challenging opportunity to enhance your career. Training provided. 503-510-3808, ask for Andy.


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a Grin at the end

Air shows

Action and awe are the real deal

I am standing on a patch of grass watching a man named Brad Wursten defy gravity. He is in a tiny airplane called an MXS-R, which is hanging by its propellor a couple thousand feet in the air. What is keeping him from plummeting to his death in a fireball, I’m not sure.

largest wildfire in history west of Mount McKinley. Another time my wife and I flew in a DC-3 from White Horse, Yukon, to Juneau, Alaska. This plane was also a survivor of World War II, when it was called the “Gooney Bird.”

I am sure Mr. Wursten is violating at least one law of physics and maybe two or three others as his plane pirouettes in the sky. I stand there in total amazement until suddenly, he kicks the left rudder pedal and the plane tumbles earthward. About 200 feet from certain death, he pulls back on the stick and flies normally, as though nothing has happened. Just another day at the office. I admit it. I am an airplane nut and air shows are to me what Comi-Con is to a Trekkie. The only difference: Air shows are about reality, beauty and courage; science fiction is about imagination and makeup. Oh, I like science fiction just fine, but it’s largely computer generated “action” in which anyone can do anything. A bit later in the show was a demonstration flight featuring an F/A-18 jet.

The only time I regret not taking a flight was about 20 years ago at the Oshkosh, Wis., Air Show, which is as close to Airplane Mecca as a guy like me can get. The show features hundreds of airplanes, including dozens of every World War II plane you can imagine.

It’s the Ferrari of airplanes. It can hurl itself off the deck of an aircraft carrier and bolt through the sky at 1,190 mph. On this particular day I am at the Oregon Air Show in Hillsboro. This sky is filled with daring young men in their flying machines. For me, they are dream machines. Though I’m not a pilot — I barely trust myself in my Honda during the daily commute into Salem — I’ve flown in a lot of planes, some unique. I once was in a Grumman Goose — an amphibious plane made during World War II — when it landed on a lake — by moonlight — at Katmai National Park in Alaska.

This particular year, a supersonic Concord was at the show and offering Mach 1 flights over Canada for $200. My cheapness got the better of me and I stayed on the ground. About a year after that, nearly all of the Concords were grounded forever. It was one more item on my bucket list that won’t be checked off. Watching airplanes, though, will always be a pleasure. I occasionally go to airports to see the takeoffs and landings and to check out the planes. Sometimes I even go somewhere in them. Carl Sampson is an editor and freelance writer.

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SILVERTON Marcia Branstetter Broker, GRI 873-3545 ext. 318

Mary Cam Broker 873-3545 ext. 320

Micha Christman Office Manager 873-1425

Becky Craig Broker 873-3545 ext. 313

SILVERTON Desaree Parks Michael

Angela Halbirt-Lopez Broker 873-3545 ext. 312

Schmidt Broker, GRI 873-3545 ext. 314

Broker 873-3545 ext. 326


HUBBARD Meredith Wertz Broker, GRI 873-3545 ext. 324

Ryan Wertz Broker 873-3545 ext. 322




BA, 1848 sqft Call Meredith at ext. 324 or Ryan at ext. 322 $159,900 (WVMLS#705808) #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) #T2306 WONDERFUL HOME 4 BR, 25 BA 3663 sqft. Call Meredith at ext. 324, Ryan at ext. 322 $489,900


#T2315 AMAZING HALF ACRE 3BR, 2BA 2552 sqft Call Angela at ext. 312 $359,900 (WVMLS#706477) PENDING – #T2312 LITTLE HOME NEAR DOWNTOWN 2BR, 1BA 1012 sqft Call Michael at ext. 314 $224,500 (WVMLS#706536) #T2318 SILVERTON TOWNHOUSE 3 BR, 25 BA 1594 sqft.Call Meredith at ext. 324, Ryan at ext. 322 $214,900 (WVMLS#707114) NEW! – #T2324 READY TO MOVE INTO 4 BR, 3 BA 1662 sqft..57 Acres Call Meredith at ext. 324, Ryan at ext. 322 $328,700 (WVMLS#707967)

#T2326 PLENTY OF ROOM $298,000 PLENTY OF ROOM in this large 5 bedroom home with finished attic area for an added bonus room. Home was completely remodeled in 1993. Great as a potential income property.Call Mary at ext. 320 or Angela at ext. 312 (WVMLS#708384)

Howell Prairie Farm Near Brooks & Silverton…. located in the North Howell area, this 3+ bedroom, 2 bath home includes a partially finished basement and 60x40 shop building. Approximately 16 acres are currently farmable (8 acres with water rights); 8 acres are in pasture/ wood lot; leaving a 2 acre home site. Property is EFU with three tax account numbers.! Call Chuck at ext. 325





COUNTRY/ACREAGE Wonderful home in the Abiqua Heights neighborhood, 4 bedroom home with 2.5 bath, double decks to enjoy the outdoors for entertaining, includes media room with projection TV/surround sound, family room with mini kitchenette. Wood floors, travertine tile throughout, open STAYTON/SUBLIMITY floor plan with lots of upgrades. Lots of detail in this home that can’t be missed. This home is wired for remote access for lights, heat and sprinkler system. 3 car garage with room for all your extras. Call Meredith at ext 324 or Ryan at ext. 322 (WVMLS#705878)









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


#T2265 2.13 UNDEVELOPED ACRES 2.13 acre TOWN HOME lot.IN Zoned ID CallNEW Chuck at ext. 325 CONSTRUCTION $299,000 #T2265 2.13 UNDEVELOPED ACRES 2.13 acre (WVMLS#698462) lot. Zoned ID Call Chuck at ext. 325 $299,000 #T2299 LOT CLOSE TO TOWN .450 Acres Call (WVMLS#698462) Meredith at ext. 324 or Ryan at ext. 322 $68,900 #T2284 COLONIAL HOME ON ACREAGE 4BR, (WVMLS#703418) 4.5BA 3680 sqft.1.510 acres Call Chuck at ext. 325 #T2294 READY FOR YOU TO BUILD 1.090 Acres $488,750 (WVMLS#701127) Call Marcia at ext. 318 $162,000 (WVMLS#702893) SOLD! – #T2307 CUTE SALEM HOME 3 BR,1.5 #T2293 WATER FRONT PROPERTY 1.100 Acres BA, 1479 sqft Call Desaree at ext. 326 $171,500 Call Marcia at ext. 318 $179,000 (WVMLS#702891) (WVMLS#705610) SOLD! – #T2300 WONDERFUL POTENTIAL 12.51 #T2317 UPDATES ABOUND 2BR, 2BA 1470 sqft Acres Call Meredith at ext. 324 or Ryan at ext. 322 Call Meredith at ext. 324 or Ryan at ext. 322 $218,700 $143,800 (WVMLS#704402) (WVMLS#706920)



COUNTRY/ACREAGE BARELAND/LOTS CASCADIA: #T2262 PERFECT MOUNTAIN GETAWAY 1BR, 0BA 912 sqft. Call Chuck at ext. 325 $69,000 (WVMLS#698080) IDAHNA:STAYTON/SUBLIMITY #T2295 OWN PRIVATE RETREAT 4BR, 2BA 1150 sqft..830 acres Call Meredith at ext. 324 or Ryan at ext. $189,000 (WVMLS#703350) SOLD! – MOLALLA: #T2302 GREAT STARTER HOME 3 BR,1 BA, 1104 sqft Call Meredith at ext. 324 OTHER COMMUNIT or Ryan at ext.COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL 322 $219,600 (WVMLS#705138) TURNER: #T2319 LARGE HOME IN TURNER 5BR, FOR LEASE/COMMERCIAL 2.5BA 3090 sqft Call Michael at ext. 314 $449,900
















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#T2282 CREEK FRONTAGE/MULTI-USE 5 BR, 3BA 3937 sqft.Call Meredith at ext. 324, Ryan at ext. 322 OTHER $393,900 (WVMLS#700697)

ext. 322 $567,000 (WVMLS#699438) #T2284 COLONIAL HOME ON ACREAGE 4BR, 4.5BA 3680 sqft.1.510 acres Call Chuck at ext. 325 $488,750 (WVMLS#701127)








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TOWN TOWN KEIZE WOODBU HUBBARD BARELAND/LOTS COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL COUNTRY TOWN COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL FOR LEASE/COMMERCIAL FOR RENT AUMSV FOR TOWN RENT #T2309 GREAT HORSE PROPERTY Mt. Angel 3LEASE/COMMERCIAL BR, FOR #T2233TOWN 2 ACRE LOT 2 acres Call Chuck at ext. 325 NEW! – #T2325 WELL MAINTAINED HOME WOODBUR 3 BR, KEIZER IN TOWN NEW WOODBURN SILVERTON 2 BA 1215 sqft. Call Angela at ext. 312 $214,900 BARELAND/LOTS 2BA 1835 sqft. 5.00 ACRES Call Desaree at ext. 326 $189,500 STAY COUNTRY/ACREAGE TOWN KEIZER WOODBURN $460,000 #T2309 GREAT HORSE PROPERTY 3 BR, 2BA SILVE TOWN BARELAND/LOTS LA HUBBARD #T2314 BEAUTIFUL HOME Salem. 4BR, 2.5BA 2072 1835 sqft. COUNTRY 5.00 ACRES Call Desaree at ext. 326 #T2316 PRIVATE & SECLUDED 4 BR, 4 BA 82.000 AUMSVILLE/TU sqft Call Becky at ext. 313 $279,000 $460,000 TOWN Acres Call Marcia at ext. 318 $849,000 WOODBURN OTHER STAYTON/SUBLIMITY HU NEW! – #T2326 PLENTY OF ROOM 5 BR, 2 BA #T2311 HOWELL PRAIRIE FARM 3 BR, 2 BA 1170 #T2311 HOWELL PRAIRIE FARM 3 BR, 2 BA 1170 AUMSVILLE/TURNER 2354 sqft. Call Mary at ext. 320, Angela at ext. 312 sqft 26.77 Acres Call Chuck at ext. 325 $549,900 LAND/ACREAGE TOWN sqft 26.77 Acres Call Chuck at ext. 325 $549,900 COM IN TOWN NEW HOME CONSTRUCTION WOODBURN $284,900 COUNTRY/ACREAGE #T2320 COMPELTELY UPDATES 3BR, 2BA 1262 F COMMUNITIE sqft Call Meredith at ext. 324 or Ryan atOTHER ext. 322 COUNTRY TOWN COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL (WVMLS706154)











PENDING – #T2263 –CUSTOM HERR CONSTRUCTION 3BR, 2BA 1797sqft Call Meredith at ext. 324 or Ryan at ext. 322 $328,700 (WVMLS#698000) #T2282 CREEK FRONTAGE/MULTI-USE 5 BR, 3BA 3937 sqft.Call Meredith at ext. 324, Ryan at ext. 322 $393,900 (WVMLS#700697) SOLD! – #T2278 FIXER WITH OLDER CHARM 3BR, 1.5BA 1946 sqft. Call Michael at ext. 314 $129,900

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#T2324 READY TO MOVE INTO $328,700 This home is ready to move into! Space for everyone, 4+ car garage/shop, attached to this 4 bedroom, 3 bath, single level home. Upgraded amenities, master bathroom with heated floors and Jacuzzi tub. Handicap accessible shower in 2nd bath. Updated kitchen with granite countertops, new cabinets. Outdoor patio area setup to enjoy your backyard that is its own private oasis. Greenhouse, fruit trees (apple, pear and plum) and so much more! Call Meredith at ext 324 or Ryan at ext. 322. (WVMLS#707967)

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Chuck White Broker 873-3545 ext. 325

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