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Mount Angel reflects on the continuing spirit of Oktoberfest

By Kristine Thomas Gemutlichkeit.

50th Mount Angel Oktoberfest

It’s a German word that is a little challenging to pronounce, yet it precisely describes Mount Angel’s Oktoberfest.

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Gemutlichkeit is about people laughing as they perform the “Chicken Dance,” or greeting friends working at one of the more than 50 Alpine Chalet food booths. It describes the joy of the dancers performing the Maypole, the excitement to hear music in one of the “gartens,” and the cheers at any of the sporting events or the Kindergarten. Gemutlichkeit describes the happiness of gathering together to celebrate once again another Oktoberfest, a festival some locals describe just like Christmas but in September. Mount Angel Oktoberfest President Chris Bischoff is thankful to community members for welcoming “so many friends and strangers in the tradition of Gemutlichkeit.” “Gemutlichkeit is the warm comfortable feeling of being all together,” Oktoberfest Public Relations Director Monica Bochsler said. “Mount Angel’s Oktoberfest is about young and old, families and strangers, all being together to celebrate.”

host a successful festival stays the same,” Wall said. “There is a tradition of dedication by the board members to continually improve the festival year-after-year.” Wall said he thinks board members and volunteers are motivated by the rewards of their work. Each year, the festival gives back to local communities as well as provides a venue for nonprofits to host a food booth.

What amazes many people is how Mount Angel’s Oktoberfest has survived for 50 celebrations, despite rainy weekends, downturns in the economy, changes and 911.

“There is a sense of obligation to the festival,” he said, “and what it provides to Mt. Angel and local communities.”

Whatever may be happening in the rest of the world, in Mount Angel the tradition of hospitality continues.

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Motivation It was Pete Wall’s first stint as city administrator when he learned how Mount Angel’s Oktoberfest functioned with precision. “It was my first week on the job when all these people descended on Mount Angel,” he said, “and I saw how everything was organized and fell together.” He credits the success of Oktoberfest to its board of directors. “Although the members may change, the motivation to

Mary Grant said Mount Angel’s Oktoberfest is truly a goodwill festival with everyone working together. “There is the right amount of magic that makes it successful every year,” Grant said. Like Wall, Grant attributes the festival’s longevity to its board of directors which works countless hours throughout the year and during the festival. “None are paid. It’s an all-volunteer organization,” said Grant, who was the festival’s only woman president. Realizing the festival was becoming too rowdy, Grant helped start the Weingarten as board president.

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“I wanted a place where families could go. Wine was also becoming a bigger industry in the state of Oregon,” Grant said. To make it an instant success, Grant invited Mount Angel’s Z Musikmakers to play at the first Weingarten, something the Zollner family has continued for more than two decades. Grant is proud of how each board president has added something to enhance the festival and adhere to its high standards. Dave Kohler has been a board member for 32 years. He attended his first Oktoberfest in 1969 when he was a student at the University of Portland. In 1971, he moved to Mount Angel. “Volunteers are what make the festival happen,” Kohler said. “Mount Angel’s Oktoberfest is a good way to give back to community. I enjoy working with all the volunteers and the money we raise makes a difference not only in Mount Angel but also other communities.” Kohler is proud the festival adheres to Bavarian traditions with its music, dance and food.

sees as he walks downtown or visits one of the venues. “What I really like is seeing so many people have a great time,” Kohler said. “If I go to any of the venues, people are smiling and enjoying themselves.”

One Goal Willie Verboort has never missed an Oktoberfest since he attended his first when in 1966 when he was 21 years old. He served 14 years on the board, including as president. Over the years, he has seen the board members make “tough decisions.” “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,” Verboort said. “Everyone worked together as a team and there was no crying if you didn’t get your way.” Verboort believes that’s why Oktoberfest has continue for 50 years. “Everyone is pulling together as a team,” he said.

“You don’t have to go to Germany to feel like you are there,” Kohler said.

Current board president Chris Bischoff believes what makes Mount Angel’s Oktoberfest unique is it is the largest all-volunteer festival on the West Coast.

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As a child, Bischoff recalls the apple butter cake made by the Butte Creek School volunteers. “It was even before I went to a festival,” he said. “We would always get leftover cake for lunch after Oktoberfest was over. I remember always thinking I can’t wait another year for another piece.” Looking back at the first festival, Monica Bochsler is amazed the volunteers decided to try again. “The first year, the food booths ran out of food because they had no idea how many people would come. They didn’t have outhouses or cash boxes. “Their success the first year almost did them in,” she said. “The group devoted itself to better planning for the next year.” Laughing, Bochsler said some people still remember the “sticker era.” “Because of the hard work of many people, the festival has gone from a rambunctious party to a family festival with great food, music, entertainment and drink,” she said.

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What has made the festival successful for 50 celebrations is it has been true to what it is. “We have never stopped being a Bavarian festival. When people visit the Mount Angel Oktoberfest, they will hear German music, see German dancing and experience what it would like to be in a German village,” Bochsler said. “Mount Angel’s Oktoberfest is about tradition.” Nann Fleck will take a new role at this year’s Oktoberfest. Instead of coordinating dancers, she will be working with the Mount Angel Police Department. It was at the 25th celebration of Oktoberfest that Mary Grant asked Fleck to teach the local children the Maypole dance.

make the festival what it is today. “There is happy music, great dancing, good food and beautiful weather,” Fleck said. “It’s a place to bring your family.” What many people don’t know is once one Oktoberfest is over, plans begin for the next year. “There are a lot of incredible people who make this event happen,” she said. “It takes a lot of dedication and hard work. It’s incredible to see the town transform on Wednesday night when the nonprofits bring in the food booths and everything gets set-up.”

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

One of Fleck’s favorite memories of Oktoberfest is when she had a first date with this guy and they were walking in the pouring down rain when he guided her to a store awning to escape the rain.

The dancing was one way to change the image of Mount Angel’s festival from being a rowdy party with beer and meat stickers to a family friendly event with children and adults dressed in German attire.

“That guy was Don Fleck,” she said, laughing. She likes that Oktoberfest is a time to show off Mount Angel and how it gives nonprofit agencies the opportunity to make some money.

“I remember when there were meat stickers reading “fresh choice, prime cut or Blitz me,” Fleck said. “The stickers were everywhere from street signs to sidewalks.”

“I am amazed each year how we are able to set up and then fold away the festival, until the next year when we do it again.”

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Heritage trail By Tanner Russ Eager to showcase Mount Angel’s unique characteristics, quirky history and spiritual significance, community members are working to create a Mount Angel Heritage Trail. The walking the trail is the brain child of a Mount Angel Chamber of Commerce subcommittee started by Susan Gallagher, Paula Mabry and Don Robinson. Over time they have been joined by representatives from the city, Mount Angel Abbey, Queen of Angels Monastery, St. Mary Church and the Benedictine Foundation, as well as other chamber members. “I’ve had this idea in my mind for many years that Mount Angel is unique,” Robinson said. “I used to have an idea that was specifically oriented around tourism regarding Mount Angel.  It started over a cup of coffee, recognizing that Mount Angel is unique and interesting and there may be an opportunity there to invite people to come and explore.” Though the Heritage Trail idea is still in its

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infancy, it will be ready for a “test run” at this year’s 50th celebration of Oktoberfest. Guests will be able to follow a walking path with temporary informational signs at several sites including the Mount Angel Abbey, Louie’s Blacksmith Shop. the Glockenspiel, and the Fr. Bernard Youth Center, site of the first settler’s cabin. Robinson said a budget has not been determined for permanent kiosks yet, and work will need to happen before the committee’s vision takes final form. One things it needs to work on is a safe crossing at the intersection of Highway 214 and Church Street.  “Work is needed in order to accomplish this,” Robinson said. “There is currently not a sidewalk that goes over the railroad tracks; it stops just short of where an improved sidewalk would lay into place.” Committee member and City Manager Eileen Stein and her assistant Justin Hogue are pursuing grant opportunities. “We’re a small committee with grand ideas

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He enjoys running and cycling. “I enjoy staying active with my family. I like the movies and watching baseball whenever I can.” His family includes two elementary school children and wife, Jenny, who plan to move to Mount Angel. Aker sums up his basic philosophy of education this way: “There are no limits to what people can do. My job is to make sure the purpose is clear and to make sure everyone established the proper foundations for their work that lies ahead.” He says his favorite quote is “You’ve only failed...once you stop trying.” Aker is watching the ongoing, major improvements to Kennedy High School made possible by passage of the recent school bond by the Mount Angel community. He conducted a recent tour of the school with Kennedy’s student leadership officers to view the construction progress to date. The general reaction was that it was an awesome surprise. Aker agrees. His personal mission? “I will make everyone want to be at JFK!”

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The winds of change Spend any time around these parts and you will realize that local folks care about their community and aren’t shy about volunteering to make it better. One such group is the Silverton Kiwanis Club that was recently recognized as a “2013-2014 Outstanding Club” at the Pacific Northwest District Convention. Way to go Kiwwwwanians, it’s good to see you rewarded for all your hard work.....even if everybody knows all the “beautiful people” are Rotary members...... like The Man. Now that Mt. McKinley has reverted to its previous name of Denali, The Man wonders, can Tapalamaho be far behind?? As if San Francisco wasn’t already known as wacky enough, city workers have started painting selected walls with a liquid repellent paint so that if you urinate on the wall, the offending “fluid” will splash all over your shoes and pants...... The Man’s useless fact of the month: It’s possible to lead a cow upstairs, but not downstairs Get ready to Shindig down the Silverton Sidewalks on Saturday Oct. 3. The annual event will feature a total of 96 hours of live music at 30 locations so you can “shake your groove thing”....and The Man says, best of all it’s free.

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Oh sure, it’s like 90 degrees outside and winter seems like it’s a long way off but before you know it Christmas in the Garden will be happening and this growing event will need lots of volunteers. To sign up yourself or your nonprofit group, go to the Garden website or e-mail Beth Maurer at volunteer@oregongarden.org With all the fire danger and smoke that we have had to deal with this summer, it’s easy to lose sight of the fact that the pre 1900s Silverton Fire was the second largest fire in recorded Oregon history. The blaze consumed a 40 X 40 mile swath of the valley in 1865 and reports say it could have been much

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bigger if not for a young volunteer fireman named Ken Hector..... Ahhhh, the leaves are beginning to fall, the days are getting shorter and the crisp feel of new business is in the air.....Anna Anderson, previous owner of Le Pooch, has moved back to town and gone from dogs to diamonds, opening Silverton Jewelers on Oak St. and Glenn Klecker will open Klecker Knives with a small retail area next door to Anna. A different Anna, Anna Kuzmin, continues to make major renovations to the building at Main and Water so she can move The Gathering Spot from the current location on First St. Scott Hale’s Butte Creek Computers has moved around the corner to a new space on First St and MaPS Credit Union is poised to move across the street to its new building at Second and Main. Face lifts continue at McDonald’s and the Homeplace, Cyndi Hickman is offering a meeting and event space upstairs in the Wolf Building and construction is well underway on the new Dutch Brothers and Rite Aid locations. You can now stop by Apples to Oranges so Laurie Carter can serve you up a “spot of tea” with (or without) your yarn, Creekside Grill is celebrating its 7th year of business with a bright new mural by local artists Lori Webb and Theresa Sharrar, Bridget Schuch opened Gratitude Yoga and Movement Space on C St. and Victor Madge, Jeff DeSantis and the crew at Seven Brides Brewing continue to work on their new patio seating area........and you thought nothing was going on.... See you on the street and hopefully enjoying the 50th celebration of Oktoberfest.

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Great Wall

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By Steve Ritchie Beijing, China – It always shocks me how quickly you can jump in an automobile and leave a gigantic metropolis behind. Even sprawling Beijing with its 21 million people can be rather quickly exited. During the nine days of the World Track & Field Championships at the Birds Nest Stadium, I made it to all of the morning and evening sessions except one, when I was dealing with General Tso’s revenge for ingesting some tap water. But on Tuesday morning of the championships, there was no morning session so I arranged a ride out to the Great Wall. I decided to go to the Mutianyu section because I heard it was usually much less crowded than the Badaling section of the Wall. I didn’t know it at the time, but Mutianyu is where Michelle Obama and her daughters went on their 2014 visit to China. Mutianyu was just over an hour by van from my hotel, though our little group of six people was required to stop for jade jewelry shopping and a tea tasting session. Submitting to these shopping opportunities made the day trip much more reasonable in cost, and there were no high pressure sales tactics. It turned out that one of my van mates was Genevieve Lacaze, an Australian steeplechaser who competed in the 2012 Olympics for her country. Being able to talk track and field with an elite athlete is always fun for me, and Genevieve, who attended the University of Florida and is now sponsored by New Balance, was interesting, insightful and had a great accent. She competed at the World Championships, but just missed qualifying for the finals in her event. We passed through some beautiful scenery and some small villages on the short trip to the Great Wall. Once there, we had lunch at a small restaurant and then walked to the bottom of a steep hillside, with the Wall a few hundred feet above. I was surprised by the small number of visitors and limited commercial activity there. There were no lines and no tourist shops, which was astonishing to me. There were two choices for getting up to the Wall and back down: walking 4,000 steps or riding up on a ski lift. That was a no-brainer, especially since you could ride

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down on a single toboggan! Being on the Great Wall was simply an incredible experience. The Mutianyu section is about 1,500 years old, having been first constructed in the 6th century. It was rebuilt in 1569, and is well preserved. I tried but failed to get to all three of the watchtowers because of the steepness – one definitely “climbs” the Great Wall. On a 90 degree day with 80 percent humidity, I was dripping with sweat after working my way up for 45 minutes to the highest watchtower. After negotiating the downhill portion, and starting up to the next watchtower, I began to feel my knees and hips in unpleasant ways. Still, I was able to climb most of the Mutianyu Pass wall, and had some great views. When it was time to meet my group down at the bottom, I was definitely ready to take the toboggan ride. With a 15-second lesson on controlling the velocity of the toboggan, I was off. I imagined myself in an Olympic competition and began to pick up speed on the five-minute ride to the bottom. On the course’s tight curves, men began to yell at me in Chinese in quite an animated fashion. I knew they were telling me to slow down, but I was having too much fun!

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Then I rounded a curve and saw toboggan right in front of me so jammed on the brake. Hard. Behind me, another toboggan was screaming down toward me, even faster than I been travelling. Toboggan bumper cars on the Great Wall! Another peak experience! Visiting the Great Wall was the highlight of my limited touristic activities in China, but seeing the Forbidden City, the Summer Palace and taking a boat ride down the canals of Beijing were all amazing, as well. And negotiating the Beijing subway at rush hour was pretty cool, too. I definitely hope to start planning a return trip.

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Ready to run The Silver Falls Oktoberfest Invitational will be run on a new course this year. The cross country meet, which is co-hosted by Silverton and Kennedy, traditionally has featured a course that starts at the Old Ranches and uses the “monster” hill that passes the water tower in Silver Falls State Park. This year, the races will start in the parking lot at the South Falls day-use area, which means easier parking for spectators. Race coordinators Erik Cross of Silverton and Steve Ritchie of Kennedy note that 36 teams will be on hand for the Sept. 16 meet, representing five of the six classes in the OSAA. Both local schools figure to perform well. Cross lost 22 seniors from last year’s squad but has 65 runners on hand, including senior Maddie Fuhrman, who participated in the Class 5A meet the past two years and finished ninth last year. “Maddie has recorded an amazing high school running career thus far,” Cross said. “I believe her experience both with her successes and having to try a variety of different training methods to find what works best for her will result in an exceptional senior year.” Junior Hosea Catterall, who had a breakthrough track season last spring, is the top boys runner for the Foxes. Kennedy, meanwhile, should be in the

36 teams take on Silver Falls Oktoberfest Invitational “They sent us to the locker room for a good hour,” Panuke said. “We didn’t get home until 1 a.m. I’ve never had that happen to me in football … in baseball yes, but not in football.”

mix for both girls and boys district titles. The Trojans return district champ Adrian Parra, who took fourth at state. Junior Noe Jines (sixth at districts last year) is also on hand although he has battled an illness during fall training. The Trojan girls squad will miss four-year stalwart Lauren Stokley, but sophomore Kaylin Cantu is ready to challenge for a top five position at state. Cantu won the district title and was 10th at state. Ritchie said he still is looking for a No. 4 and No. 5 on the boys side, “but if we get them the boys should contend for a district title and state meet berth. The girls should make a strong run at a district title if they stay healthy and things come together.” Kennedy football: The Trojans showed a strongly balanced offense in their 34-8 season-opening win Sept. 4 at Clatskanie. Kennedy, in its second year under Coach Joe Panuke, had to weather a lightning storm that stopped play early in the second quarter.

International meet By James Day

It’s hard enough to be participating in your first international shooting competition when you are the youngest person at the meet. But how hard must it be if you add that the shooter’s gear and clothing all disappeared somewhere between Paris and Baku, Azerbaijan (luckily the rifle had been shipped ahead of time)? “One of the things that you have to learn as an athlete is how to be comfortable with being uncomfortable,” Emily Cock, 16, of Silverton, said after returning to Oregon from her Azerbaijan trip. “I think being in the situation I was in, there was no better opportunity to train this skill. I had the opportunity to experience all that I did while I was there. Luckily my U.S. teammates all rallied behind me and loaned me equipment so I was able to compete.” Emily’s mother, Amy, a clinic registration supervisor with

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Kennedy led 7-0 when play was halted, but took control for good soon thereafter. Quarterback Brett Traeger hit 6 of 12 passes for 148 yards and two touchdowns. Jacob Lopez and Bishop Mitchell took turns carrying the ball effectively for Kennedy. Lopez ran for 90 yards and a 26-yard touchdown run. Mitchell added 77 yards on 11 carries, scored one rushing TD and added a 58-yard TD catch from Traeger. Damien Guerrero added a rushing TD, while Owen Seiler had a 40-yard TD catch. “The guys played well,” Panuke said. “For a first game there were very few mistakes. Some miscommunications but overall it was a pretty clean game.” The Trojans hosted Knappa on Sept. 11 after Our Town’s presstime. The game should give Kennedy a good sense of how the Tri-River Conference might shape up this season. Silverton football: The Foxes fell 14-13 in their opener Sept. 4 at Wilson of Portland. The Trojans connected on an 18-yard touchdown pass with 26 second left to tie the game 13-13 and then Ben Turker nailed the PAT to seal the win.

Silverton played a stout game defensively despite giving up 192 yards on 34 carries by Wilson senior running back Riley Tindell. Until those final 26 seconds Wilson’s lone score came after a disputed fumble on a punt that gave the Trojans a short field at the Foxes’ 33. Junior quarterback Sam Morrison, who had the unenviable task of replacing three-year all-state player Cole Chandler, had a solid first game, hitting 7 of his 13 passes for 63 yards and a touchdown. His lone interception came in the final 15 seconds of the game. Senior Noah Dahl continued to show his versatility, rushing 15 times for 79 yards and catching six passes for 55 yards. “I’m disappointed of course, but I am proud of our guys,” Silverton Coach John Mannion said. “That was a very good football game for an opener. It was a hard-fought game, and the physicality will benefit us down the line. Some things went our way and some didn’t, but we’re a proud program and we’ll get back to work in the morning.” The Foxes hosted Marist Catholic on Sept. 11. Visit Our Town’s Facebook page for an update on the game. Follow me on Twitter.com @jameshday. Got a news tip? Email me at jamesday590@gmail.com

Silverton’s Emily Cock competes in Azerbaijan

“I figured it would be a breeze, but it actually turned out to be the most frustratingly hard sport I’ve ever tried … and I loved it.”

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Silverton Health’s Woodburn facility, could only wait for news helplessly from 6,500 miles away. “It is truly amazing,” Amy said. “”She was told four different times that they found her bag, but they truly hadn’t. It was a roller coaster of emotions, but she had the absolute time of her life. Emily, who took up shooting after injuries curtailed her gymnastics career, qualified for the Azerbaijan event with her performance at a national competition in June in Fort Benning, Georgia. Emily participated in air rifle and

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small bore at nationals and just air rifle in Azerbaijan. She picked up the shooting bug from older brother Austin, who be a junior this fall at Jacksonville State in Alabama where he participates on the school’s nationally ranked shooting squad. “He made it look so easy,” Emily said of Austin. “I figured it would be a breeze, but it actually turned out to be the most frustratingly hard sport I’ve ever tried … and I loved it.” Emily, whose sister Madison is a diver at the University of Utah, wants to follow in Austin’s footsteps. “In a few years, I hope to be competing at the collegiate level for a Division I school in the NCAA,” she said. “I also hope to continue shooting internationally with the U.S. team and competing against the best shooters in the world.”

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After-school program needs volunteers Some amazing volunteers are need to assist with ASAP, an after-school program for middle school students in the Silver Falls School District. The program is 3 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays during the school year at the Immanuel Lutheran gym. ASAP provides a meal, academic assistance and engaging activities for our students while seeking to establish relationships with positive adult role models. Last year, about 60 people volunteered their time to make the program possible. There was a dramatic increase in the student attendance at ASAP and they expect increased numbers for the upcoming school year. Needs vary from tutors and activity volunteers, to help on the kitchen team. There is no minimum time commitment required for volunteering. All volunteers must pass a background check upon completion of an orientation day.

Help is needed during “power hour,” which is the homework session at the beginning of program. During the activities portion of the program they typically have 34 activities running simultaneously. Individuals who feel comfortable running an activity with a small group of ASAP students or assisting another staff doing so would be welcomed. There also are opportunities to volunteer in the kitchen with a rotating kitchen crew to clean, cook, and serve a meal to students. If you can’t volunteer, you can be a special guest by giving a presentation on a topic or doing an activity. For more information on volunteering, contact ASAP Director Josh Burgeson at joshburgeson@gmail.com If you are interested in volunteering in the kitchen, contact Grace Allen at petergraceallen@gmail.com

Thankful for the support The children of Betty Roth would like to thank everyone who attended our mom’s service, helped with the lunch, and sent flowers and condolences. The outpouring of your caring and kindness is appreciated. It’s comforting to know that she touched so many lives over the years.  Our heartfelt thanks from the families of Betty Roth

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MOVING SALE: Dark green sofa $100, matching chair and hassack $50, round oak dinette set $50, mahogany dining table 60x42 plus 2 leaves, $300. 503-873-8652 FIREWOOD FOR SALE - Fir $200 cord, Harwood / Softwood mix $250 cd. Alder $275 cd. Maple $300 cd. Free delivery with 2 cord purchase. 971-806-5851 TIMBER AND TIMBERLAND WANTED - Standing timber and deck timber; saw logs and firewood logs. Cedar, Fir, Maple, Alder, Oak. Free appraisal and estimate. 503-914-1098 TONER: GRR 11 for Canon copiers New still in boxes - Magenta/Cyan/ Yellow/Black. Reg. $111.95, sell for $60ea.  We have recently changed copiers, and have no need for the toners.  Call 503-845-9499 Moving sale - wide variety of items: dark wood dining table and 4 chairs $150; two shelf wooden table on wheels $25; corner curio cabinet w/interior lighting, glass doors  $100; corner shelves $40; end table with storage $25; low 6 drawer dresser $25; dark wood office set includes file cabinet $50, 2 book shelves $50 each/$75 both, bookcase w/storage $75, computer armoire w/doors $100, all five pieces together $275.  All prices obo.  Phone 503-882-8771. Immanuel Lutheran Church Rummage Sale on Friday, Oct. 2 and Saturday, Oct. 3, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 303 N. Church St. Something for everyone! Upright piano, good condition $300. Please call 503-509-1921 Beef for Sale. Black Angus grass fed with some grain. 503-873-6859

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tours, read medicine and other instructions and write logs and other correspondence in English, valid Driver’s License required, good organizational skills, punctuality a must, ability to work independently, schedule that varies to meet the needs of the ranch, including weekends, holidays and evenings. Please submit your resume to Bill or Jennifer Cameron, Alpacas at Marquam Hill Ranch, PO Box 36 Silverton Oregon, 97381

NOTICES GRIEVING? YOU ARE NOT ALONE Informal class will help you cope from many types of loss.  Enjoy complimentary soup and salad during the class.  Presented by licensed counselor, Karen McConaughey, at 6pm, Sept. 19 and Sept. 26, Scotts Mills Friends Church, 520 Grandview Ave, Scotts Mills.  Free  503-871-4994 Resource Day on September 19 – This is a fun community event where area residents can learn about the many agencies, resources and businesses available to us; enjoy fun food, crafts and games; and engage with neighbors. Goody bags will be provided, along with free clothing. Contact Silverton Area Community Aid (SACA) at 5038733446 for more information. Habitat for Humanity Family Education Series: Online Safety Sept. 16, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Advances in computer and telecommunication technology now allow our children to reach out to new sources of knowledge and experiences, but can also leave them vulnerable. Detective Craig Halupowski of the Woodburn Police Department has some common sense suggestions to help you and your children remain safe. This class is appropriate for Adults, and Children 12 and over. Held at Woodburn Police Dept., 1060 Mt. Hood Ave., Woodburn, Classes are open to the public and are FREE of charge. To register call: 503-8452164 or email: lfobert@nwvhfh.org

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VISIONS CLEANING excellent references $65-$75 per clean.  Pre and after party clean up. Invision coming home to a clean and organized home.  503-868-8107 HERNANDEZ LANDSCAPING mowing,edging,fertilizing, weed control, clean-ups, bark dust, on going maintenance, and more. Free yard debris hauling. Free estimates. Lic# 10370   503-989-5694 or 503719-9953 CONSTRUCTION DRAWINGS Residential, light commercial, new buildings, additions, remodeling. Reasonable rates. Michael Finkelstein Design, 503-873-8215. TINA’S LANDSCAPE MAINTENANCE Mowing – Edging - Bark Dusting – Fertilizing – Pruning - Thatching and Aerating  - On Going Maintenance and clean up – yard debris/ Hauling.  CBL# 9404    971-2161093   tinaslandscapemaint.com CASCADE CONCEALED CARRY INSTRUCTIONS INC. is teaching Oregon concealed hand gun classes on the 1st and multi state on the 3rd Saturday. Call for location. Visit our website at cccinstruction.com or Call 503-580-0753

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Politics, people and one grand party As much as it pains me to say this out loud, it isn’t hard to understand the allure of Donald Trump to some people desperate for leadership and real change.

and friendly crew, saw the patient, fixed the tooth, and wished her a nice trip. She was grateful and I was reminded of how good of a dentist and a person he is. 

He offends me in most ways possible, but I can see why some people are falling head-over-heels for the loudmouth billionaire. They envision him flying his corporate jet over to North Korea, unannounced, walking into Kim Jong-Un’s palace, and saying “You’re fired.” 

Congratulations to Oktoberfest as it kicks off its 50th celebration. What an incredible juggernaut of fun, feast, and benevolence it has become. The German newspapers call Mount Angel’s O’fest the world’s best Oktoberfest outside of Munich. The organizers have done it right since 1966. It is always evolving for the better. But some things never change, nor should they.

He drop kicks political correctness through his golden goal posts. He speaks without filters but says what some people wouldn’t consider articulating with such banal drivel except after nine Budweisers with close, like-minded friends. He is a novelty in an exceptionally boring, somewhat sad race to the White House. He is leading in most polls, because people often like their leaders to be bold, brash, strong, and candid. He is definitely bold, brash, candid, and within his own empire, a leader. But he is not electable. He is in a close competition, a veritable horse race, but not with the droves of people who have announced their candidacy for POTUS. His real competitors are the Kardashian’s, who have been pushed to the forefront of the pseudojournalism tabloids and reality shows by the shallowminded. My prediction? He will fold like a cheap suit, though his threads cost what many of us might pay for a four-year education. But seriously, can’t he hire a hair

stylist who is not afraid to say that is the worst haircut ever? Even Johnny the Barber on Oak Street couldn’t bring that rug back from its near death experience, and he is a magician with the scissors. My friend wishes to be anonymous but felt compelled to give a shout-out to Dr. Kendall Pyper, another friend who is a local dentist with both remarkable skills and a helping attitude that speaks wonders in today’s rather cynical service world.  My friend cracked a tooth shortly before a trip and was unable to get in to see her own dentist for the minor emergency work. She was referred to another dentist but was unable to be seen. It was suggested she call Dr. Pyper. She caught he and his staff as they were ready to call it a weekend. Most of us sprint out of our jobs at the end of a long week and never look back. Dr. Pyper turned around, as did his professional

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Tradition reigns supreme, as does the Chicken Dance, the spectacular array of authentic German beers and sausage and the music, ah the music.   I’d like to say thanks to the Oktoberfest for 50 good times, hundreds of sausages digested and maybe even a few Spaten Optimators imbibed. For ZMusicMakers, and Drake’s Crossing Fire Department’s chocolate hazelnut dipped ice cream bars, and that incredible Butte Creek School Apple Butter Cake.   And the two tons of Berliner sandwiches my family has consumed over the decades.  Most importantly, and I say this with the utmost respect for the Oktoberfest organizers and board, I would like to say thanks to the people of Mount Angel for having us. Oom pah pah!

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HUGE Thanks to everyone who baked or donated delicious CAKES for the Celebrate Families Silverton Community Picnic for the Cake Walk: Chairman Nellie Graves; Bakers & Helpers: Ray & Kathy Hunter • Jean Hadley • Avamere Retirement & Teresa Ake • Gracie Davis Joyce Sloan • Fran Teixeitra • Darylee Chandler • Marlene Schroeder • Doris Hartley Joyce Carone • Tom Maurer • Wayne Brosig • Bobby Gannon • Claudia & Nuestros Abuelos Group Marilyn Dedrick • Diane Stone • Anna Atsma AND everyone who enjoyed winning the Cakes! Also shout out and Thanks to: Kiwanis • Portrait Express • Silverton Together YMCA & City of Silverton • FFF Mosaic Group Talent Show Winners: Sailor Hill, Ruth Mattox, Dick Moles Safeway • Silverton Arts Association’s Fine Arts Festival Folks and the Fundraising-Activity Committee from the Silverton Senior Center for the fun & successful 23rd Annual Silverton Community Picnic! Over 400 folks attended! Thanks to the following who helped make the first Afternoon for Men such a big hit!: Bill Clubb & Clubb Massage • Willamette Hearing Center ENT • Silverton Health Silverton Flywheels Car Club • Silver Chips Wood Carvers • Ricoh Emerald Gardens & Amy Buchanan • The Village at Keizer Ridge & Sonya Buchanan New Horizons & Chelsea Beechcroft • McGinty & Belcher & Mike Rose Ed Grambusch & Silverton Fire Dept. • Phil Kelley • Bill Bricknell • Dr. Joseph Vance Willamette Valley Hospice • Retirement Connection • Avamere • Silverton Apostolic Church Extreme Skate Tours • NAPA • Eric & Norma Stroup.

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Silverton Senior Center’s Thrift Shop at 207 High St. is open Tuesday – Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm and Sunday open 11 am to 4 pm. Be watching for some FUN SALES coming up for the Side Walk Shin Dig. October 2, 3 & 4 in cooperation with the Silverton Side Walk Shin Dig, the Silverton Senior Center’s Thrift Shop will have a BAG SALE, throughout the entire weekend. Anything in the shop, except consignment items and items in the glass cabinet are included in the BAG SALE… If the item does not fit in the bag, it can be purchased for ½ price. Remember that your support by buying or donating to the Silverton Senior Center’s Thrift Shop, located at 207 High St., is tax deductible.

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