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Civics 101 Cities grapple with pot laws.................4 Silverton to select new police location...8 Something To Think About Backing off bullies.............................6 Something To Talk About Preparing for 30,000 guests.................10 Business Country store a neighborhood hub.......12 Gathering Spot rehabs new location....14



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Mount Angel, Silverton outline ordinances for marijuana sales

By Kristine Thomas On Oct. 1, medical marijuana dispensaries can begin selling up to one-quarter ounce of marijuana per person, per day to recreational users. In January, recreational retail stores can open. The Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) is still working on the rules and regulations for businesses selling recreational marijuana. What does this mean for the cities of Mount Angel and Silverton?

regulations that were adopted, I don’t see medical or recreational marijuana facilities locating in Mount Angel, certainly not in the short term.” Stein added that other than one quick inquiry several months ago, there have been no other question received about medical or recreational marijuana facilities in the city.  

wishes to refer a prohibition measure to the voters. It has until Dec. 24 to decide. “If the council decides to, the referral effectively puts a moratorium in place until the election occurs in November 2016,” Stein said. “This referral ability was approved by HB 3400, the bill that modified the provisions of Measure 91.”

Stein said in Section 10.8 of the ordinance the zoning regulations are outlined for where medical marijuana facilities can be located.

Mount Angel Mount Angel City Manager Eileen Stein said the city council voted to allow “medical marijuana facilities” in Mount Angel on March 30 with Ordinance 743. “The ordinance contains conditions under which they are allowed, effectively the ‘time, place and manner’ allowed under state law,” Stein said. “It was designed for medical marijuana dispensaries, but given the way it is defined, we believe it can apply to recreational marijuana as well, for the time being. The council has not yet discussed regulating recreational marijuana.” In order to clarify what she meant by “for the time being,” Stein explained that although the Oregon State Legislature allowed a jump start on recreational sales at medical marijuana dispensaries starting Oct. 1, “given the zoning


“They are allowed as a conditional use in the general commercial and light industrial zones, but may not be located within 1,000 feet of schools, another medical marijuana facility, childcare facility, public park, recreational facility, athletic field, public library, or any residential zone,” Stein said. “They may not operate as drive-through facilities, home occupations, can only have a maximum square footage of 3,000, must be permanently affixed to the ground, and other conditions as the Planning Commission decides.” Stein said the next question for the council is whether it

Although the Silverton City Council voted on a marijuana ordinance at its September meeting, the ordinance isn’t final until the council votes a second time.


Silverton City Manager Bob Willoughby said two votes by the council are required to pass an ordinance. The Silverton council will take a second vote at its Monday, Oct. 5 meeting regarding the time, place and manner in which marijuana can be

“As long as the basic subject matter of the ordinance does not change, amendments to an ordinance can be approved and voted on at the second reading,” Willoughby said. The city currently has a temporary moratorium restricting medical and recreational marijuana dispensaries, which expires Oct. 6.

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While other Oregon cities have voted to place a temporary ban on marijuana until the OLCC and the Oregon Health Authority have regulations in place, four of the seven Silverton councilors indicated in a work session they are not interested in putting a permanent or temporary ban in place. Councilors Laurie Carter, Jason Freilinger, Kyle Palmer and Dana Smith expressed opposition to a ban. Mayor Rick Lewis and Councilor Ken Hector spoke in support of a ban. After the vote 6-1 at the September meeting, with Council Jim Sears joining the majority, Hector explained by voting no, the ordinance is carried over to the next meeting where the councilors can review in writing the numerous verbal changes they made to the ordinance. “This delay only serves to ensure the council will be able to see exactly what they are committing to law in Silverton,” Hector said on Facebook after being criticized for his ‘no’ vote. “When passing laws, in my opinion it is prudent to have the exact language of the proposed law in front of you before a vote, particularly when there are numerous changes to the original version.’ Hector is concerned the OLCC and the OHA have not decided rules and regulations. “Now it is likely to be more of a hodge podge of ordinances from city-to-city,” he said. Willoughby said there has been one application for a medical marijuana dispensary. “That application is being processed by

the Oregon Health Authority. The city has been asked for a land use compatibility comment. No one can apply for a recreational license until January of 2016.” It is not clear how much tax revenue the city will receive from marijuana sales, Willoughby said. He also does not know how much it will cost the Silverton Police Department to monitor and enforce the law. Mayor Rick Lewis opposes retail marijuana outlets in Silverton. “(Measure 91) only passed by 17 votes (in Silverton) and it did not address local sales, which was why the state gave local voters the ability to say yes or no to local commercial grow sites and sales,” Lewis said. He said he voted in favor of the ordinance because there was a clear council majority in favor of local sales and it was fruitless to argue. The local ordinance enables the council to impose controls that will ultimately be the best that can be done under the circumstances. “I would have much preferred to let the voters decide on local sales and commercial grows because the vote on Measure 91 was so close. This is more about what the majority of local citizens want than anything else. I find it difficult to say local voters should have a fair say in some things and not in others. In my opinion, that would have been the right thing to do. But I would rather see a local ordinance than no local controls.”

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Backing off bullies By Kristine Thomas It wasn’t what a Silverton mom wanted to hear from her middle school daughter during the first week of school. Julia, who asked her name be changed, said her daughter came home sobbing and told her she didn’t want to go back to school. The reason? She was being bullied. “There is a girl who has bullied her and talked behind her back since elementary school,” Julia said. “The girl is extremely cautious and careful not to get caught.” Still in the thick of trying to help her daughter navigate how to handle herself and deal with the bully, Julia said this is the hardest situations she has had to deal with as a parent. Spend some time talking to friends, reading social media sites or talking to teachers and it becomes apparent – bullying is an issue for our schools. According to, about 28 percent of students in sixth through 12th grades have been the victim of bullying, while about 20 percent of students in high school have experienced the same issues. The surveys reveal about 30 percent of students admit they have engaged in bullying behavior and as many as 70 percent of students state they have witnessed bullying.


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Julia said she has learned the problem won’t go away on its own. She began by contacting the school’s counselor and learning what she should do and say. Now she has some helpful tips for her and her daughter to deal with the behavior. “I learned it’s not uncommon for girls to be bullying one another in their quest to be the Alpha, especially at this age,” she said. “With girls, it’s more verbal assaults while with boys it’s more physical.” Verbal bullying includes spreading rumors, making derogatory remarks, yelling obscenities, name calling and teasing. A bully learns what buttons to push that causes the victim to become upset. The school counselor also shared with Julia and her daughter not react to what the bully says or does. The more the victim reacts, the more it fuels the bullying behavior. By not reacting, the bully looses interest because the bully is ultimately looking for is a reaction. “We are trying a lot of different things like avoiding the person, reading lots of books and talking to her,” Julia said. Julia also talked with her close friends about what is happening and in turn, her friends talked to their children about how to treat others. “We have also taught our daughter to know who her friends

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“This shows that their child feels safe reporting to them and confident that they can receive support,” she said. “If a child shares with a parent my advice is to stay calm. Often children will gauge how to respond to situations based on our response. The best thing to do is to listen and ask clarifying questions.” Murphy understands it’s hard for parents not to jump in and solve the problem. “Now in adolescence is the greatest time to equip our students with the tools they will need to face bullies their whole lives,” Murphy said. “If we can empower them to come up with solutions on their own, we are showing them that we care enough to allow them to solve their own problems and we are building their confidence for similar situations down the road.” Murphy said there are signs parents should look for if they think their child is being bullied. “Every child will show they are being bullied in a different way, some withdrawal and isolate themselves, these are the most harmful cases because the child is internalizing the pain and not getting help,” she said. “You may see a dip in confidence, moodiness and signs of mild depression. On the opposite side of the spectrum some children are more external and they get angry and act out.” If a parent is concerned, the best thing to do is seek advice, Murphy added.

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Annen said “to paraphrase a quote attributed to Edmund Burke, ‘The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing.’ “The only way to stop bullying from escalating is for those who are standing by to speak up or take action to let the bully know they will not tolerate victimization of others,” Annen said. Bullying also happens to adults, she added. “Bullying in the work place, by colleagues or supervisors, is a serious issue and will continue to be serious as long as those who have knowledge of the harassment turn a blind eye or choose not to speak up,” Annen said. “It is risky to speak up if the bully is your supervisor because the fear of losing your livelihood is very real, yet who will speak up to help those being bullied if we don’t?” Mount Angel School District Counselor Kevin Ortega works with elementary and middle school students. “True bullying involves an imbalance in power, is repeated, and is one-sided,” Ortega said. “ At Mount Angel schools, we are more likely to see conflicts that are isolated, twosided or involve two students of (social) equal stature. We


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“Someone being bullied needs to be strong and stand up for themselves, but they also need others to come along side of them and neutralize the imbalance of power,” Ortega said. “They need us adults, but more importantly, they need their peers to discourage bullying.” Bullying or not bullying is mostly a product of school culture, he said. “We are fortunate to have a culture that does not promote bullying. That is not to say that we don’t have mean, unkind or hurtful acts. That is not to say that our kids don’t have conflicts. It’s just that the repeated, one-sided sorts of aggression have not taken root.”  

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Ortega said cases of true bullying are rare, which allows the staff to “jump on those cases immediately.” He emphasizes two things when it comes to bullying: assertiveness and the importance of bystanders. “We teach students that passivity or aggression are not their only choices. A truly strong person knows how to stand up for themselves in a respectful way. The self-control of being an assertive person is a true sign of strength,” he said.

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By Kristine Thomas Running out of fondue and pretzels in The Oregon Garden’s food booth on the Saturday of Mount Angel’s 50th Oktoberfest only reemphasized to Oregon Garden Resort General Manager Christine Diacetis how important it is to plan carefully and prepare for the unexpected. “We thought we had enough fondue and we weren’t expecting such large crowds,” she said. “We had to make a run for more food Sunday morning.” That situation has made Diacetis more determined to check and recheck the lists in preparation for the third annual Christmas in the Garden.

To register a nonprofit organization for parking proceeds or to volunteer at Christmas in the Garden, go to www.oregongarden. org and click on volunteer. As a way of giving back to the community, Diacetis said volunteers will be able to raise money for their nonprofit group. Volunteers can indicate which nonprofit group or school they want to support. The nonprofit will receive a percentage of parking proceeds, based on how many volunteers choose their organization.

Last year, 22,587 guests visited The Oregon Gardent during 14 nights, doubling the attendance from the first year.

Diacetis said volunteers are need this month to start hanging lights and paint the vendor booths.

“We are expecting 30,000 to 35,000 guests this year,” Diacetis said.

“There are things we can do now so we can have it done by Thanksgiving,” she said.

To host that many guests from Friday, Nov. 27 to Sunday, Jan. 3, it’s going to take teamwork from community members, the city staff and local business owners, she added.

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The activities include more than 300,000 sparkling lights artfully displayed, a German Christmas market, photographs with Santa, live reindeer, pony rides, carolers and story time. New this year is tha addition of an ice skating rink. Even though it’s October, Diacetis said now is the time for the rest of Silverton to start planning for Christmas in the Garden, too. She offered some suggestions on what could be done.

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Diacetis said guests coming to the Garden also will want to visit historic downtown Silverton. At the garden, there will be signs about visiting Silverton and there will be ads on the Garden’s website. She encourages businesses to extend their hours Thursday through Sunday to at least 8 p.m. to benefit families leaving the event and looking for a drink, dinner or more shopping. “We figure guests spend at least two hours at the Garden so if they arrive at 4, then around 6 they will be looking to eat,” she said. Silverton Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Stacy Palmer encourages businesses to find creative ways to decorate their windows. “Take advantage of the fact there will be people in town and be prepared with staff,” Palmer said. “Also be aware of what’s happening in town and be an ambassador for the community.”

Trying to host Christmas in the Garden without volunteers would be like Santa Claus trying to make gifts without elves. Last year, volunteers contributed more than 1,100 hours.

Diacetis said with all the guests coming to Silverton, she encourages businesses and civic and school groups to not miss the opportunity whether it’s volunteering, decorating their business or having events to attract guests.

Volunteers are needed to tend to fire pits, greet guests, provide directions, help Santa, help with the reindeer and more.

“If we are going to have this many people here, it’s important we all prepare for it and benefit from it,” she said.

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When you walk into the Silver Falls Country Store, it feels like you are stepping back a few decades.

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First impression: this small store at 172 Silver Falls Drive – about five miles from the Silver Falls North Falls parking lot – feels more like the “general store” of a bygone era than it does a mini-mart or convenience store. Owners Dan Barker and Junay Johanson have stocked it with a little bit of everything that one might need, especially hikers, hunters and campers.

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There also are unique items like the obsidian knives hand-crafted by “flintknapper” Bill Stoddard, who makes a variety of tools from obsidian. Plus there’s also plenty of local food products like Silver Falls Coffee, and local honeys, jams and jellies.

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Second impression: Nearly everyone who walks through the door here is greeted by name, and Barker and Johanson slow down and engage in some friendly banter.

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It doesn’t take long to realize the Silver Falls Country Store is the hub of this rural community, known variously as Drake’s Crossing, Silver Crest, Silverton Hills, or simply, the Hills. Barker said there are about 1,200 people who live along the highway from the Silverton Reservoir to Silver Falls State Park, and a good number frequent the store, which is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. or 9 p.m. on weekends. The experience of being a part of a community is what Barker and Johanson were looking for when they moved to the area five years ago from Salem.

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If you linger, that feeling grows. The scuffed wood floors, rustic beer coolers, eclectic merchandise and friendly faces are like a living history roadside stop.

In March 2014 the couple reopened the Silver Falls Country Store, which had been closed for a year. During the summer, the store hosted well-attended community potluck dinners. “It’s a great farming community,” Johanson said. “People are definitely trying to get back to doing for their

neighbors. In town you don’t even know the people who live in the apartment above you. But here you know people who live down the hill toward town and all the way up to the Falls. The definition of ‘neighbor’ changes when you move to a small community . . . We have people up here that will do just about anything for you.” In addition to their desire for community, Barker and Johanson were looking for property where they could grow Christmas trees. Barker had been working as a foreman on a Christmas tree farm near Philomath while Johanson was a juvenile corrections officer. They now have 20 acres of Christmas trees, which they harvest to sell at a lot in Ventura, Calif., and a large garden. Barker and Johanson also hoped to raise their son, Hunter, who has now been joined by his 3 1/2- month-old sister, Paisley, in the country. A sixth-grader at Silver Crest School, Hunter helps out at the store, which he says keeps him from getting bored. “He helps out a lot,” his dad said. “It’s amazing how much he helps out here, especially with the new baby. He pretty much does everything that we do, he’s right there with us – stocking the shelves, working the counter.” The store has gained a reputation for great food in an area which has no other restaurants except at the park. The Sasquatch Burger, advertised on the big yellow sign in front of the store, brings in a lot of curious and hungry people. They have both indoor and outside seating for food customers, and will soon be serving tap beers and doing growler fills. “Probably what we’re known most for is our food,” Barker said. “The Sasquatch Burger is a good, big burger that people come in for. But we’ve got a lot of people who come in for lunch and dinner who enjoy all the different items – we’ve got a lot of burgers.” Sasquatch is also more than a burger at the Silver Falls Country Store.

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Barker and Johanson have a journal in which people write down their Bigfoot story. The book even contains some drawings of what folks claim to have seen, and hand-drawn maps of where encounters have reportedly occurred.

interesting. Pretty fun.”

“We’ve had quite a few people from the Bigfoot community that have come up just to read the book because a lot of the stories weren’t reported,” Johanson said. “A lot of them are really

“It’s stepping back to the familyoriented business, and the communityoriented feel with everybody. It’s really neat. I couldn’t imagine going back to the city.”

Barker and Johanson think once a visitor stops by, they will want to return. “It’s stepping back in time to the good things from the past,” Barker said.

The Big LeBocce fundraiser held at Garden In August, Silverton’s AmeriTitle hosted the fourth annual “The Big LeBoccee” charity bocce ball tournament at The Oregon Garden.

‘The Big LeBocce’ Charity Bocce Ball Tournaments were held in Bend, Salem and Silverton and have collectively raised more than $44,000.

Teams of four competed for local nonprofit organizations. .

“This event cannot happen without the community coming together,” AmeriTitle Regional Manager Eric Templeton said.

At the end of the competition, the winning team takes all of the funds for their charity. There was also a costume contest that upped the fun factor and created additional opportunities to give to those charities.

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“The teams dedicate their valuable time and funds to create the success of this event. “AmeriTitle extends a huge amount of gratitude to our clients and friends.”

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A bold move

The benefits and challenges of restoring an old building

By Melissa Wagoner Moving a business to a new location is a big decision, especially when that business is thriving, but the rewards can outweigh the risk. This fall, The Gathering Spot in Silverton will move from North First to the corner of East Main and South Water Street. “We want to evolve with the people and evolve with the community,” owner Anna Kuzmin said. Kuzmin opened The Gathering Spot in 2011, in part because she was unable to find options in Silverton that fit with her dietary needs. “I have a daughter and when she was a toddler and we went out for breakfast or lunch we ended up driving to Portland,” Kuzmin said. “I was disappointed that there wasn’t more availability for organic and local. I saw the need.” Kuzmin’s idea took off, and The Gathering Spot serves around 120 customers a day, with numbers rising to 180 or 200 on the weekends, from her small 35-seat location.

With a seasonal breakfast, lunch and catering menu based on local products from healthy sources, Kuzmin is kept busy not only with the daily operations of a restaurant but also with the demands of keeping that much perishable food on hand. “When we get our delivery from farmers on Friday afternoon, we are empty by Monday and fresh produce takes up a lot of space. Our pantry is a quarter the size of our fridge,” Kuzmin said. The refrigerator size has been a major problem and is one that will be remedied by the move into the larger building and the upgrade to a walk-in cooler. “That’s a huge plus. In the summer we get a delivery every day,” she said. Beyond the added benefits of a larger cooler, more kitchen space, and a more visible location, the move will also afford Kuzmin a bigger retail space. The building, built in 1890 and measuring about 2,400 sq. ft. was originally a department store but renovations during the 1960s and ‘70s covered the old brick walls, lowered the ceiling and divided the space into smaller sections.

Now, with the help of her husband Mike Kuzmin, architect Victor Madge and a grant from the Silverton Urban Renewal Agency, the old building is coming back to life. “We are completely gutting the inside trying to restore it to the original state,” Kuzmin said. With the help of photographs unearthed by Gus Frederick of the Silverton Country Historical Society, the Kuzmins were able to uncover original windows high in the brick walls along the Water Street side affording the building more light. In the process Mike discovered four original chandelier medallions, all in excellent condition, as well as the original wooden beams and crown molding. But it has not all been roses. Along the way, the project has encountered unexpected snags that slowed the work and changed the goal for when the new space would open. “The kitchen floor was rotten. Electrical wires had been cut off and taped together,” Kuzmin said. “Every inch of electrical wire has been replaced.”




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She expressed gratitude toward her husband for the work he has done to restore the building.

Knitters invited to assist Syrian relief Apples to Oranges owner Laurie Carter invites experienced and new knitters to meet at 11 a.m. on Thursdays in October to knit items to give to Syrian refugees. Carter said Apples to Oranges will supply yarn, needles, patterns and free knitting lessons if knitters create hats, scarves or gloves. The items will be shipped to Germany the first week of November. Apples to Oranges is located at 204 E. Main St., Silverton.

Now with renovations firmly underway, plans are in place for the move, hopefully in late October, with few changes to the Gathering Spot’s mission including continuation of a children’s area and the maintenance of the current menu. “We don’t anticipate the breakfast or lunch business growing very much, but we will have local items on display,” Kuzmin said.

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The display that Kuzmin is speaking of is going to be a small amount of retail space in the front of the dining room devoted to local products the restaurant uses or produces such as Mama Lil’s Peppers, Silver Falls Coffee, a variety of local cheeses and some The Gathering Spot dressings.      

Excitement is being generated in threes in October at the White Oak Gallery, 216 E. Main St., Silverton. Featured artists are photographer William Leach, felt and crotchet artist Emily Kelly and writer and artist Bob Foster, who was a layout artist for Hanna-Barbera Productions and a staff writer/artist for Disney Studios.

In the meantime Kuzmin has her hands full running the current restaurant and renovating the new space. “I am currently the only baker, recipe curator, plumber and master toilet cleaner,” she said. “I’m ready to have one project instead of two.”

The Gathering Spot’s Anna Kuzmin is ready to move beyond building restoration and get into her new location.

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datebook Weekly Activities Alcoholic Anonymous Meetings

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

Silverton Al-Anon Meetings

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

Silver Falls Library Activities

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

Mount Angel Library Activities

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

Silverton Chamber Business Group

8 a.m. Wednesdays. Silverton Inn & Suites, 310 N Water St. Network, speaker. Free.


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String Student Fellowship

Willamette Falls Symphony is launching a fellowship program for advanced string students age 13-20. Fellowships offer small stipend, give students opportunity to play challenging classical music with a full symphony orchestra. Rehearsals are Thursday evenings in Oregon City. Applications due Nov 1, at

Thursday, Oct. 1 Silverton vs Lebanon Volleyball

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

Gluten Free Cooking

6 p.m., SACA, 421 S Water St., Silverton. Dr. Waters from Silverton Health teaches gluten-free cooking. Free. 503-873-3446

Silverton Scribes

7 - 8:30 p.m., Silver Falls Library, 410 S. Water St. Informal group shares, critiques writing projects. Repeats Oct. 15.. 503-873-8796

Scotts Mills City Council

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

Friday, Oct. 2 Open Studio Artists Reception

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

6 - 8 p.m., Borland Gallery, 303 Coolidge St., Silverton. Meet Silverton Art Assoc. open studio artists, view work. Display continues noon - 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays thru Oct. 31. Jan, 503-363-9310

Frank Lloyd Wright Gordon House Tours

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Woodcarving Sessions

Tours at noon, 1, 2 p.m. Thursday–Monday. 869 W Main St., Silverton. Reservations:, 503-874-6006

Knitting for Syrian Refugees

11 a.m. Thursdays in October. Apples to Oranges, 204 E. Main St., Silverton. Yarn, needles, patterns, knitting lessons supplied. Rroduce hats, scarves and/or gloves. Items will ship to Germany the first week of November.

Overeaters Anonymous

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

Weekly Meditation Group

7 – 8:30 p.m. Thursdays. Borland Gallery, 303 Coolidge St., Silverton. A Quiet Place Sangha invites people of all spiritual traditions to guided meditation. Free. 971-218-6641

Silverton Toastmasters

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

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

Photography, Art Exhibit

6-9 p.m., White Oak, 216 E Main St., Silverton. Photography of William Leach; felting, crochet art by Emily Kelly, work by Bob Foster, who was an artist for HannaBarbera Productions and Disney Studios. 503-399-9193,

Silverton vs Corvallis Football

7 p.m., McGinnis Field, 802 Schaldor St.

JFK vs Santiam Football

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

First Friday in Silverton

7 – 9 p.m. Explore the historic downtown, dine, shop, browse galleries. 503-873-5615

JFK vs Central Linn Volleyball

7 - 9 p.m., Lunaria Gallery, 113 Water St., Silverton. Draconta show collaborative, individual works of metal sculptor Paul Jenkins, textile artist Linda Jacobson. Loft exhibit Street Seen and Dreamscapes photography by Cathy Cheney, Barry Shapiro. Exhibits thru Oct. 31. 503-8737734,

4:45 p.m., JFK High, 890 E Marquam St.

Saturday, Oct. 3

Tuesday, Oct. 6

Scotts Mills Cleanup

9 a.m., Scotts Mills Community Center, 298 Fourth St. Join friends, neighbors for roadside cleanup. Refreshments.

Silverton Sidewalk Shindig

Noon - 10 p.m., historic downtown Silverton. 34 musicians perform in 30 locations throughout the city. Face painting, magician on Main Street. Children’s Center 2 - 5 p.m. on Water Street near LePooch Dog Grooming. Free. Laurence Stone, 503-874-1091

Third Angel Music

1 p.m., Mount Angel Abbey Library, 1 Abbey Dr., St. Benedict. Third Angel presents Frozen Music: Light and Music, interactive musical exploration featuring modern Finnish composers. Special guests Cappella Romana. $35 general, $30 seniors 65 and older, $10 students with valid identification. Performances also at 2 & 3 p.m. Repeats Oct. 4. Tickets at

NWV Habitat Dinner

5 p.m., Festhalle, 500 S Wilco Hwy., Mount Angel. Dinner, auction benefits North Willamette Valley Habitat for Humanity. Dinner 7 p.m. Tickets $35; Drawing ticket $10; three for $25. Prizes: Fitbit, overnight stay, artisan food basket.

Sunday, Oct. 4 Blessing of Animals

10 a.m., St. Edward’s Episcopal Church, 211 W Center St., Silverton. Bring any pet or animal to be blessed in honor of St. Francis, patron saint of animals. 503-8736188,

Monday, Oct. 5 Coats for Kids Drive opens

Donate new or gently used coats, hats, scarves, mittens. Drop off 10 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. at Community Services Clothing Center, 1159 Oak St., Silverton (behind Seventh-day Adventist Church) or at Silverton Together, 421 S Water St., Monday - Friday,10 a.m. - noon thru Oct. 24. Coat distribution 10 a.m. 12:15 p.m. and 6 - 7:15 p.m. Oct 30. Jan, 503-873-0405

Silverton City Council

7 p.m., Silverton Council Chambers, 421 S Water St. Agenda available. 503-873-5321

Mount Angel City Council

7 p.m., Mount Angel Library, 290 E Charles St. Agenda available. 503-845-9291

Adult Coloring Night

6 - 7:30 p.m., Silver Falls Library, 410 S Water St. Come relax, de-stress with adults conversation, refreshments, coloring. First Tuesday of each month. Material provided. Free. 503-873-8796

Silverton vs Lebanon Girls Soccer

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

Silverton Garden Club

7 p.m., Silver Creek Fellowship, 822 NE Industrial Way, Silverton. Brian Bauman will present “Planting Fall Perennials.” Refreshments. Free. Kathy, 503-873-0159

Wednesday, Oct. 7 JFK vs St. Paul Volleyball

4:45 p.m., JFK High, 890 E Marquam St., Mount Angel.

The Healthcare Movie

6:30 p.m., 785 Shelokum Dr., Silverton. Tim Roach, Health Care for All Oregon board members, discusses “The Moral Imperative of Universal Care” after view of 27-minute version of The Healthcare Movie. Free. Open to public. Megan, 503-874-8335

Actors/Improv Group

7 - 8:30 p.m., Silver Falls Library, 410 S Water St., Silverton. Variety of improvisational games. No experience required. For adults, high school students. Repeats Oct. 21. Ron, 503-873-8796

Thursday, Oct. 8 ANOC Party

10 a.m., Silverton Senior Center, 115 Westfield. Paperwork assistance, info about Annual Notice of Change. Provided by Profitable Planning Inc. 503-873-3093

Singles Dine Out Club

6 p.m, Wooden Nickel, 1610 Pine St., Silverton. For singles 40+ and seniors 60+. Order off menu, dutch treat. 503-873-3093

Silverton vs Woodburn Boys Soccer

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

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JFK vs Regis Football

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

Silverton Zenith Woman’s Club

7 p.m., location varies. Members discuss ways to fund, implement projects that benefit Silverton. Barbara, 801-414-3875, for more information, meeting place.

Friday, Oct. 9 Chamber Forum Lunch

11:45 a.m., Family Birth Center, 342 Fairview St., Silverton. Networking, educational program. $12 members with reservation. $15 prospective members or no reservation. 503-873-5615,

Saturday, Oct. 10 In Stitches at Silver Falls Library

10 a.m. – noon, Silver Falls Library, 410 S. Water St., Silverton. Group meets to crochet, knit, share ideas. All levels welcome. Free. Spring, 503-873-8796

Benefit Rummage Sale

9 a.m. - 1 p.m., Silverton United Methodist Church, 203 W Main St. Household items, books, toys, more. 503-873-6517

Monday, Oct. 12 Mount Angel School District

6:30 p.m., Mount Angel Middle School, 460 E Marquam. 503-845-2345

Silver Falls School District

7 p.m., Silverton Community Center, 421 S Water St. Agenda available. 503-873-5303

Tuesday, Oct. 13 Ancestry Detectives

10 a.m., Silver Falls Library, 410 S Water St., Silverton. Oregon Historic Cemeteries presented by Kuri Gill. Free.

Silverton vs South Albany Volleyball 6 p.m., Silverton High, 1456 Pine St.

Silverton vs Central Boys Soccer 6 p.m., Silverton High, 1456 Pine St.

Get Spooooked!

7 p.m., Silver Falls Library, 410 S Water St., Silverton. Adults, teens 12 and older enjoy The Tell-Tale Heart and other chillers. Award-winning master storyteller, Christopher Leebrick, presents the Edgar Allan Poe masterpiece. Free. 503-873-8796

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Wednesday, Oct. 14 Forest Management Course

6:30 - 8:30 p.m., The Oregon Garden, 879 W Main St., Silverton. Four-week course to create forest management plan. Instructors Glenn Ahrens, Clackamas Extension Forester; Julie Woodward, Oregon Forest Resources Institute. $40. Pre-register by Oct. 9 at secure.

Thursday, Oct. 15 Senior Flu Shots

9 a.m. - noon, Silverton Senior Center, 115 Westfield. Flu shots for seniors. No appointment necessary. Flu shots generally covered with insurance; some require copay. Bring insurance information. Provided by Pillbox. 503-873-3093

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5 p.m., Seven Brides Brewery, 990 N First St., Silverton. Silverton Senior Center fundraiser. Casino games, live and silent auction. No-host bar; food available for purchase off menu. Tickets in advance $25 with $400 worth of scrip. Tickets at door $25 with $200 scrip. Each ticket purchased entered into drawing for Lil Elite Traeger barbecue. Tickets at Silverton Senior Center, Seven Brides Brewery, Silverton Chamber of Commerce. 503-873-3093

Sunday, Oct. 18 Harvest Festival

11 a.m. - 5 p.m., GeerCrest Farm, 12390 NE Sunnyview Road, Salem. Farm tours, food, kids’ activities, live music, more. Open to public. Free. 503-873-3406

Judy’s Party

7 - 10 p.m., Festhalle, 500 S Wilco Hwy., Mount Angel. Judy’s Party - A Legacy of Love with music, food, silent auction. Tickets $35, with net proceeds benefiting Silverton Chamber of Commerce, local nonprofit groups.

Sunday, Oct. 25 Scotts Mills Pancake Breakfast

7 a.m. - noon, Scotts Mills Community Center, corner of Fourth and Grandview. $5 per person. 503-874-9575

Founders’ Day Concert

2 p.m., Benedictine Sisters’ Monastery Chapel, 840 S Main St., Mount Angel. Features variety of musicians, vocalists. Following concert, reception and drawing for 2015 Honda Civic LX. Drawing tickets are $50 each or six for $250. Only 1,500 tickets sold. Free admission; donations accepted. Tickets available at or 503845-2556

Noon, First Christian Church, 402 N First St., Silverton. Richard Farrier, president of Willamette Valley Beekeepers Association and owner of Farrier Farms, reflects on health of bees, effect on agriculture. Speaker Betty Barnett shares “A Kaleidioscope of Life.” Light luncheon served at noon. $6.50. Reservations and cancellations necessary, 503-999-2291. Presented by Stonecroft Ministries and Mt. Angel - Silverton Women’s Connection.

Tuesday, Oct. 20

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

Silverton vs Corvallis Boys Soccer

JFK vs Santiam Volleyball

Silverton vs Dallas Girls Soccer

Halloween Hat Party

4:45 p.m., JFK High, 890 E Marquam St..

Pints & Purls

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

Silverton vs Crescent Valley Girls Soccer 6 p.m., Silverton High, 1456 Pine St.

Friday, Oct. 16

9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Silverton Senior Center, 115 Westfield. Trip to Spirit Mountain Casino. $10 for others; 21 and over. Reservations: 503-873-3093.

Caregivers Support Group

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

Silverton vs Woodburn Volleyball 6 p.m., Silverton High, 1456 Pine St.

Silver Falls Library Book Club

7 p.m., Silver Falls Library, 410 S. Water St. Discussion on All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr. Refreshments. Visitors welcome. 503-873-5173

Wednesday, Oct. 21 Avoiding Scams

Silverton vs Central Football

7 p.m., McGinnis Field, 802 Schaldor St.

Saturday, Oct. 17 Raking in the Treasures

11 a.m. First Christian Church. The Silverton Chapter of P.E.O. (Philanthropic Educational Organization) is having a silent action and lunch. Cost is $10 or $15 at the door. Janice, 503-887-0612 or Irene, 503-873-0161 for tickets. P.E.O. provides scholarships for women wishing to further their education. This is their main fundraiser of the year.

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Casino Hop

4 - 7 p.m., Bethany Charter School, 11824 NE Hazelgreen Road, Silverton. 39th annual Harvest Carnvial presented by Bethany Booster Community and Parent Club. Bingo, cake walk, games, prizes, bouncy house, more. Tokens $20 for 40. 503-873-4300

Tuesday, Oct. 27 6 p.m., Silverton High, 1456 Pine St.

Friday, Oct. 30 12:30 p.m., Silverton Senior Center, 115 Westfield. Wear a Halloween hat, win a prize. Bring goodies to share. Age 60 and older. 503-873-3093

Silverton vs Dallas Football

7 p.m., McGinnis Field, 802 Schaldor St.

Saturday, Oct. 31 Halloween Watch out for little trick-or-treaters!

11:30 p.m., Silverton Senior Center, 115 Westfield. Learn to avoid scams and frauds. Reserve a lunch in advance by calling 503873-6906. $3 suggested donation. Age 60 and older.

JFK vs W. Mennonite Volleyball

4:45 p.m., JFK High, 890 E Marquam St.

Thursday, Oct. 22 Silverton vs South Albany Boys Soccer 6 p.m., Silverton High, 1456 Pine St.

Saturday, Oct. 24 Barn Dance & Pig Roast

6 - 11 p.m., The Oregon Garden, 879 W. Main St., Silverton. Line dancing lessons, pig roast dinner, beer and more. Admission $15 in advance; $20 at door. 21 and older. 503-897-8100,

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Something to Do

Judy’s Party By Dixon Bledsoe How do you honor a benevolent and genuinely nice woman? You throw her a party and invite everyone she helped, teased, loved, supervised, worked for or marched with to attend. A lifelong Silvertonian, Judy Schmidt embraced and dedicated herself to her community. An advocate for many nonprofit organizations and the director of volunteer and community services for Silverton Health, Judy passed away on Oct. 1, 2014. Judy’s Party is being held in her honor, as a way to remind people they, too, can make a difference in their community. Organizers invite everyone to join in the occasion, Saturday, Oct. 24, 7 - 11 p.m. at the Mount Angel Festhalle. Tickets are $35. Besides being a way to celebrate Judy’s service to her community, the party is a fundraiser for the Silverton Chamber of Commerce and other nonprofit

Celebration honors Schmidt by raising money for nonprofits “Judy was a friend, a mentor and a true role model for anyone that serves their community,” Palmer said. “She served in a truly selfless manner and made extraordinary impacts in every group she touched.”

Ticket information Saturday, Oct. 24, 7 - 11 p.m. Mount Angel Festhalle Tickets: $35 per person. No-host bar. Silent and oral auction. Proceeds benefit Silverton Chamber of Commerce and local nonprofits.

Hopefully, Palmer added, the party will also inspire community members to volunteer and serve in Judy’s honor.

503-873-5615 organizations. It will be an evening of dancing, music, food and friendship. There also will be oral and silent auctions. Darby Hector was one of Judy’s closest friends. She is excited for the party meant to celebrate, not memorialize, Judy and her legacy. “Judy was one of the most genuine people I have ever known,” Hector said. “She saw goodness in everyone and cared deeply for her family, friends and community. Kindness and happiness was

her way of life.” Judy’s husband Bill Schmidt said next to her family, “people having a good time in an effort to support those not so fortunate was what Judy lived for.” Silverton Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Stacy Palmer recalls working with Schmidt on many events and hopes Judy’s Party reflects her friend’s eagerness to get involved and make a difference.

“What better way to carry on Judy’s history of service than to make sure the nonprofit and community groups she worked with have an infusion of funding for their efforts,” Palmer said. “That would have made her very happy.” Organizers said this event is about having fun helping others as Judy did most of her life. It is also about celebrating. “Judy made an immeasurable impact on our entire community and her work continues to be an inspiration to anyone who has volunteered or has been touched by the organizations that she was part of,” Palmer said. “This is one way we feel we can help continue her work.”

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Oct. 3 Sidewalk Shindig features lots of variety

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Usually, when you go to a concert, there is one kind of music playing such as jazz, classical or rock-and-roll.

The event is kid and family friendly with places to see a magic show, have your face painted or see a feature film. The Music on Parade and the Art Happening is 1 to 6 p.m. at the La Pooch parking lot.

What makes the Silverton Sidewalk Shindig special is there are more than 30 venues showcasing a variety of musicians. On Saturday, Oct. 3, beginning at noon until late, there will be musicians showcasing their talents all over Silverton. Stop by Apples to Oranges from to 2 to 3 p.m. to hear Holly and Ava, a sweet strings duo. Or Whimsey, from 5 to 6 p.m. to hear Brad Hirsch playing the steel drums. A lavender flier outlining the music schedule and venues can be found at the Shindig’s information center, 107 N. Water St. Musicians will play in shops, restaurants and service businesses. Musicians who wish to play on the sidewalk are encouraged to check in at

Besides giving locals and guests to historic downtown Silverton the opportunity to hear great music, the Shindig is a chance to show off Silverton to more people, said Chuck Tauer, owner of Books-N-Time. “The whole idea was to come up with an activity to bring people into town, apart from First Friday,” Tauer said. “The idea was to provide music around town that the people could come and enjoy and don’t have to pay for.” In its third year, Silverton Sidewalk Shindig will showcase more than 20 musical acts stationed around town. In addition, elementary school music teacher Tim Duffy and his band will be

performing Dixieland music at various locations around Silverton. For Duffy, this series of performances is a special occasion. “This little group plays out of a set of Dixieland books that were put many, many years ago,” Duffy said. “I first played a song, When the Saints Go Marching In, when I was in middle school. This particular set of books has around 12 Dixieland songs in it, and it’s arranged for various instruments so you can mix and match when making your Dixieland band. Basically, this is not a group that gets together anytime other than once a year for this thing. Right now, all I’ve got is a banjo player that comes from Portland, and a trumpet player that comes from Silverton.” Musician John Friedrick will be plying his trade at a familiar location, the Main Street Bistro & Coffee House. “Cyndi owns the Main Street Bistro and I played a show at her coffee shop a

few months ago and she really liked it,” Friedrick said. “So I think, just because it’s her place, she had a bit of a say in who played there. She asked if I would fill the time.” The draw of the Shindig for Friedrick is the variety of acts. “I love it because if you go into one place, and the music isn’t what you like, you just walk next door,” Friedrick said. For Cyndi Hickman, owner of the Main Street Bistro, her involvement in the Shindig is to bring something different and positive to the local businesses and the community. “There’s not a lot of entertainment in Silverton, so to have an event that features entertainment, it gives the business the opportunity to engage in that and draw people to the business and expose themselves because of the music,” she said, adding the Shindig allows many businesses to work together to bring tourists to town.

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Exploring inner geek By Tanner Russ The Rose City Comic Con is more then a gathering for comic book aficionados. It’s a pop-culture event where attendees can play games, learn, dress-up and more. In September, people of all different backgrounds descended upon Portland’s convention center to watch panels moderated by actors, writers and personalities revered within the world of geekdom. For some, the chance to seek out their heroes, both literally and figuratively, was all they needed to make the trek. For others, it’s merely about fitting in. For Silverton resident John Baker, it was initially all about the comics. “But now, it’s become so much about the people you meet, the graphic novels, the art and just discovering a place where there’s total acceptance of who and what you are,” Baker said. “Whether you’re tall, short, chubby, skinny, nerdy, professional or whatever

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you’re ethnic, religious or socio-economic standing one cares at the Con,” Baker said. “Everyone cares about enjoying this very unique and creative world. I come because I love that creative, all-inclusive vibe.” The star-studded event featured several big names, including Walter Koenig and Nichelle Nichols from the original Star Trek television series. It was a fact not lost on Baker. He was thrilled to meet Koenig – the original Chekov, and they talked for a while before the autograph session. He also chatted with Nichols, known to fans as Lt. Uhura, as she walked to her signing. “To have met two original members of Star Trek, a seminal TV show that has created reverberations throughout the sci-fi genre for more than 50 years -pretty dang cool,” Baker said. “Another takeaway is how many people love this Comic Con world. Very exciting.” The Rose City Comic Con isn’t just for

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Portland’s Comic Con draws Silverton fans the comic book and literary thrill seekers. For some, it is a family adventure as well. Silverton resident Elyse McGowan Kidd has two teenage daughters who are “in love with a variety of pop and comic culture stuff.” “My husband and I are also a bit of creative nerds,” McGowan Kidd said. “We have always wanted to go and this is more our family’s thing. Some people go camping, we are going to Comic Con.” Of course, it wouldn’t be a Comic Con without some cosplay, which means wearing different outfits and accessories to emulate various characters. “I was told by my 15 year old that we needed to assume the attitude and voice of whatever character we chose,” McGowan Kidd said. Being a geek or a nerd isn’t required to enjoy Comic Con, but it isn’t dissuaded either. For some, the joy is in finding yourself all over again.

parts of both,” Baker said. “There are elements of both worlds I dial into and really enjoy. Rose City Comic Con offers plenty for the Gerd in all of us to revel in. As an adult, it’s actually been so much fun to kind of latch on to that part of myself that I sort of buried while raising a family. Now, I’m all in for the Nerd and Geek world.”

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Winning the lunch war By Melissa Wagoner A battle is waged every day in kitchens and cafeterias across the country as children and parents negotiate the packing of school lunches.

Having recently joined the ranks of parents for whom packing lunch bags is a part of the daily routine, I have already I had my share of wins and losses. Internet research was no help as sites like Pinterest left me overwhelmed and feeling like a failure before even beginning. So instead I contacted several parents who have been packing lunches for years. All have multiple children; one has a notoriously picky eater and two struggle with food allergies.

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The container can be one of the most important aspects of packing a lunch. Most schools will advise a cold pack and an insulated bag or box. Anne, who has two boys ages 11 and six, has found reusable bags that open horizontally are helpful.

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This chore can be frustrating and time consuming leading to missed buses and unhappy, hungry children. But with a little coaching, it can also build autonomy and help children learn to make healthy choices.

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“We used to have a vertically designed bag, which made it hard for our child to dig everything out,” she said. Small plastic containers and bento boxes, a box with multiple compartments, are also helpful items. “We are trying the Bentology system this year,” said Bonnie, who has two grade school children. “Carmon really likes the Bentology lunch pack as he takes bagel faces for lunch everyday (which he assembles at school) and they work great for that.” These containers are not always travel friendly however. “The main messes have come from lids that don’t seal tightly enough. Sam tends to be rough with his backpack and lunch box and has ended up with his lunch

Homemade granola bars Yogurt with granola on the side Stacked cheese and cracker bites Lettuce wraps Cheese sticks Rolled up cold cuts Bagel faces (bagel with cream cheese and vegetables) Soup in a thermos Sandwiches that can be assembled at school contents spilled all over the inside of his     lunch box.” For liquids Tupperware type containers or thermoses work better.

Popular Foods Each family’s go-to items were as individual as the families themselves, but what they all had in common was variety. “We always include a main dish that is protein based like a meat and cheese,” said Dana, mother of three children. “The kids also add one fresh veggie like red peppers, cucumbers or carrots and one serving of fruit like an apple, orange or grapes. I am happy to accommodate the different tastes by offering healthy options that I know all three will like. As long as they are willing to take an active role in making their lunches, I will continue to provide variety. It’s also worth it because I know they will eat what they packed.”

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Tips for packing food kids will eat salty, greasy stuff that some of their friends eat frequently,” Edith, mother of two boys, said. “I allow the occasional splurges with such things, but we don’t indulge daily until the package is gone. I know from our habits that such things in moderation help us not binge when it’s available.”

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tend to pack it a lot because I know that he will eat it,” Bonnie said. “I include him in grocery shopping and try to always have fresh fruit and veggies on hand.” Some other bits of advice: “No lunch surprises, he likes to know what to expect. Pack things that can be eaten quickly, they eat in their room with partners, and tend to socialize more than eat sometimes. Ask them what to pack with the guidelines of a protein, fruit and vegetable and a grain. Talk about successes failures (why they did or didn’t eat something),” she said.

Peer Pressure Peer pressure can be a lunchtime problem but not all pressure is negative. “There have only been a handful of times when our kids have asked for things their classmates are having and usually it’s in a positive way,” Anne said. “Our oldest learned to love pineapple because it was offered at his preschool for snack time. He also asked to have seaweed as his classmates often brought it to school, so our experience has been positive in this regard.” But it’s is not always so helpful and in those cases moderation may be the best tact. “My kids do ask for the super sugary snacks, cereals, drinks and super fatty,

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Allergies are a real problem for a growing number of parents and can lead to serious medical issues if not dealt with properly. They can also make packing a lunch difficult as many of the common allergens (dairy, peanuts and wheat) are also found in some of the most popular lunchtime items. “We generally don’t have food in the house that may trigger an allergic reaction,” said Edith, whose son suffers from a nut allergy. “I used to love making banana pecan muffins and other baked goods with nuts. I was really good about clearly and boldly marking containers of which contained nuts.”

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One day Edith forgot to mark the bags and her son was given the wrong one. “The kid took only one small bite before recognizing the problem. We didn’t hesitate to give a dose of Benadryl, as we knew not to wait and see if a reaction would ensue.  Nonetheless, he did have a reaction, causing a need for Benadryl every two hours all night. I don’t make things with nuts any more, and have since been better coached by our allergist to immediately give an EpiPen injection and head straight to the ER, for at least a 24-hour observation,” she said.

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Because of such dangerous reactions many schools have banned nuts altogether forcing parents of peanut butter lovers to find other options. For this situation Edith has some advice. “If you are hooked on the simplicity of peanut butter and jelly, some of the schools have partnered with local stores to purchase wholesale jars of SunButter or WowButter,” she said. “Although you can’t expect it to taste the same as peanut butter, try them out and see which your family likes best.”


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Sports & Recreation

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Silverton has made an early statement in its bid to defend its Mid-Willamette Conference football title. The Foxes won their third game in a row and moved to 2-0 in league with a 48-14 homecoming win Friday night vs. Crescent Valley. Silverton, which is ranked No. 3 in Class 5A by the OSAA, has been sparked by the all-around play of senior Noah Dahl, who has accounted for 11 touchdowns in the past three games while also starring on defense and special teams. Dahl scored five touchdowns in the first half of the Foxes’ 48-21 win Sept. 11 against Marist Catholic. He rushed for three scores, caught a pass for a fourth and collected the fifth on a fumble return while connecting on four PAT kicks. The 5-11, 190-pounder with the distinctive white shoes added three more scores while rushing for 275 yards Sept. 18 in the 47-30 win against Lebanon that opened the MWC season. Dahl also returned three punts for 86 yards vs. the Warriors and again added four PAT kicks. Friday against Crescent Valley Dahl rushed for 188 yards and two touchdowns and threw a 35-yard TD pass to Brandon Bates. So in the past three weeks Dahl has rushed for a TD, caught a TD pass, thrown a TD pass and scored on defense. “He’s been the best player on the field in every game we’ve played,” Foxes coach John Mannion said. “Offense, defense, special teams … he’s had a phenomenal year.” “What a great athlete he is,” Bates said. “That was a great TD pass. I couldn’t have asked for a better ball.” It’s a team effort, according to Dahl. “Our O-line blocks awesome. Same goes for our wide receivers and running backs. A lot of hard work has been put in and it’s paying off.” Silverton hosts Corvallis on Oct. 2. Kennedy, meanwhile, continued to ride its defense, taking a 35-6 win Friday against Creswell. It was the third win of the season for the Class 2A Trojans against 3A competition. Kennedy also has defeated 3A Clatskanie 34-8 and Amity 14-6. Kennedy has allowed five TDs in four games. “Our defense is playing really well,” secondyear coach Joe Panuke told Our Town after the Amity contest. “We were physical, we tackled well and didn’t give up big plays.” Playing starring roles in Panuke’s 3-5

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defensive alignment are linebackers Dylan Arritola, Jacob Lopez and Owen Seiler plus rover Jack Suing and cornerback Bishop Mitchell. Kennedy opens Tri-River Conference play at 7 p.m. Oct. 2 vs. visiting Santiam, one of the surprise teams in Class 2A this season. Volleyball: Silverton has reeled off three wins to move to 4-2 in the MWC, tied for second with Corvallis behind 6-0 Lebanon. “I feel this year we are a strong contender within the conference,” Foxes coach Jill Walker told Our Town. “I think we are often overlooked by the other teams in our league. These ladies are wanting to change that and are headed in the right direction.” Top returnees for Silverton include setter Ally Fennimore, middle blocker Rachel Renfrow, libero Megan Mannion and hitters Annika Gilstrum and Kayce McLaughlin. Newcomers making their presence felt include defensive specialist Carmen Ilisoi, setter Madi Arrington, middle blocker Olivia Pavlicek and hitter Maggie Buckholz. Kennedy, meanwhile, is 4-1 in the Tri-River Conference and 12-3 overall under new coach Jessica Schmidtman. The Trojans are ranked No. 5 in Class 2A by the OSAA. Their lone league loss was to No. 1 St. Paul. Kennedy hosts the Buckaroos on Oct. 7. Soccer: Confidence is high on the Silverton girls squad, which is ranked seventh in Class 5A by the OSAA. “We are about where I thought we would be,” second-year coach Gary Cameron told Our Town. “Our expectations this year are to win the conference and make a playoff run.”

Silverton’s Noah Dahl runs to daylight Sept. 18 against Lebanon. Dahl has been a scoring machine the past three games for the Foxes, accounting for 11 touchdowns in a trio of big wins. Ted Miller – Special to Our Town

McGinnis Field artificial turf plan update Here is a look at the latest news in the campaign to remodel McGinnis Field and add artificial turf: • Bill McNutt will serve as the project consultant. McNutt has worked on turf installations at Sprague, West Salem and McNary • Les Schwab’s Silverton store is donating bottled water, popcorn and popcorn bags to the concession

The Foxes were 6-1 in league last year, one point behind 6-0-1 Corvallis. Sillverton earned a first-round playoff bye before falling to Churchill in the round of 16. Cameron has an experienced squad, led by seniors Heidi Moore, Lizzy Roth, Hailey Satyna and Baylie Cameron, with Hannah Munson, Maggie Roth and Savannah Reilly also playing key roles. Cameron credits club coach Jim Keating with helping develop many of his players. The Foxes open MWC play at 6 p.m. Oct. 6 vs. visiting Lebanon. Silverton’s boys, meanwhile, are 2-2-3, and open league play Oct. 6 at Lebanon. Cross country: Foxes senior Maddie Fuhrman won her third consecutive Silver Falls Oktoberfest Invitational title Sept. 16 and also was the top girls finisher in the Sept. 23 Mid-Willamette Conference preview meet at the Crystal Lake Sports Park in

stand, with proceeds going to the turf project. Les Schwab also has promised to match its donation to the McNary project. • Project grant writers are continuing to submit applications, with the latest being a $10,000 school participation grant from the Oregon School Activities Association. Grant notification is scheduled for February.

Corvallis. Fuhrman ran 20:51.13 for 5,000 meters to win the Silver Falls meet and 19:29 in the MWC contest. Silverton’s girls team took second at Silver Falls, fourth at MWC. Silverton’s boys, meanwhile, finished second at Silver Falls and won the MWC meet. Sam Roth, Wolfgang Seifer and Hose Catterall all finished in the top 10 at Silver Falls and that trio plus freshman Haile Stutzman earned Crystal Lake top 10 spots. Kennedy also turned in some strong performances. Sophomore Kaylin Cantu was fourth at Silver Falls, took seventh in the hard course race in the Sept. 19 3 Course Challenge in Seaside and won the Sept. 22 Jefferson Invitational. Freshman teammate Alejandra Lopez was eighth at Silver Falls, eighth in the moderate course at Seaside and second at Jefferson. The Trojans also took the girls team title at Jefferson. Adrian Parra of the boys squad was fifth at Silver Falls, 29th on the Seaside hard course and second at Jefferson.

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A coach’s notebook

Seaside Challenge

Runners gain personal insights, life lessons

By Steve Ritchie

reactions as they draw the chips.

Only in cross country can a coach lose his team before the race even starts.

The difficult course is truly fearsome, with incredibly steep climbs up sand dune hills, a muddy bath in the water pit that tries hard to suck off their shoes and a mob of some of the best runners in Washington and Oregon to test yourself against. Somehow, the top runners always end up running the difficult course.

For the last 15 years, my Kennedy High School team has joined 80 or 90 other teams at the Seaside Three Course Challenge. Held at sprawling Camp Rilea, each of the six races puts 300, 400 or even 500 runners on the starting line. With thousands of fans, an infectious beat from the drum line and adrenaline so thick you can almost see it, the atmosphere at the meet is the best. But, too often, I am watching our runners in one race finish, while the next race is getting ready to start. When I get to the line a few minutes before the start, sometimes I can’t find my runners in the sea of athletes. No last minute instructions or encouragement if you can’t even find your team! This year, I gave my athletes specific instructions about where to line up at the start, and I am fortunate to have a group that not only listens to me, but even

Kaylin Cantu and Gabriella Cortez at the start of the girls Difficult race.

remembers what I say. No lost team this time around. One reason it is important for the coaches to be at the starting line at Seaside is the nervousness caused by the unique format of this meet. There are three courses: easy, moderate and difficult. The runners do a blind draw from a coffee can, choosing a red, blue or white poker chip to determine their course. It is pretty common to hear shrieks of joy and howls of despair as they get their heart’s desire or their biggest fear through the luck of the draw. We always like to video those

Gabrielle Cortez, a junior in her first year of cross country, ran 3000 meter courses in her first two meets, so had never even run a normal 5000 meter cross country course, much less the “difficult course” at Seaside which everyone swears is longer than a 5K. She drew the red chip, though, so there she was at the starting line, trying to muster her courage, still smiling. Gabrielle survived this test, and, I hope, learned more about her innate ability to meet challenges and push herself beyond what she thought were her limits. Cross country gives a lot of such lessons and personal insights. Freshman Clarissa Traeger lost both her

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Speaking truth

There is a freedom in being real outcomes, opinions, assessments. I am not in the business of damage control.

Every year, my four best friends and I run away to a house at the beach for a weekend getaway. A retreat of sorts. We eat good food, stay up late, sleep in and wear our pajamas all day.

We talk about everything from motherhood to politics, breastfeeding to fantasy football, raising kids to cleaning products. In the course of an hour, I’ve gone from laughing until my sides ache to spilling tears of humility as someone speaks words of love and affirmation into my life. We let things get deep and real and we also make fart jokes. It’s pretty magical. This weekend, as we sat in a circle talking about things we feel like we’ve been learning over the last year, one of my friends read a couple paragraphs from For the Love: Fighting for Grace in

When I present a fabricated version of myself--the self who knows all, is ever certain, always steps strong--we all lose, because I cannot keep up with that lie and neither can you.” a World of Impossible Standards by Jen Hatmaker that really resonated with me. This is what she read to us: “Can you imagine a world where we could be free enough to tell the truth? Letting hard things be hard and confusing things be confusing? If we fought the instinct to prop things up, to polish and tilt and arrange the pieces in just the right lighting, we would be free. We could all exhale. The best I offer the world is the truth, my highest gift. What the world does with it is not up to me. I am not in charge of

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I jot down notes in the app on my phone to flesh out later, only to convince myself there wasn’t much to them in the first place. I think about what I need to do to become a better writer but don’t actually do any writing. I told myself at first that it was just because I wasn’t inspired, I didn’t have anything I really needed to say and when I did, I would. But it’s been months and I’ve remained quiet. Over the weekend, as I sat curled up in the couch listening to my friend

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read Hatmaker’s words, I realized as I’d received more and more feedback from my writing, I’d felt pressure to “prop things up,” to “arrange the pieces in just the right lighting,” to say the right thing at the right time to the right people. Felt like everything I wrote had to be perfectly said and I was suddenly really worried about the outcomes my words were having. How was what I was saying making other people feel? How were they interpreting who I was by the things that I shared? I felt exposed and naked, and that people who enjoyed my writing probably wondered why I wasn’t nearly that interesting in person. Somewhere along the line I lost my purpose and it stopped being about

speaking truth and vulnerability and became about living up to this version of myself I felt I’d created. Suddenly writing, which had brought me so much freedom, was the thing preventing me from being myself. But no more. I’m done with that. Enough.

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I’m ready to dive back in. To talk about things that are hard and confusing. To admit I am much more comfortable sitting down alone at my desk to write this column than I ever will be talking to you about it in person. To pursue truth and get messy, speak things that are real and risk saying something difficult. Because it’s leaning into those things that gives me freedom, and can you imagine a world where we could all be free?

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A Grin at the end

Utterly unromantic . . . This may be the least romantic column ever written. It may even be less romantic than the columns written by those political pundits jabbering about Donald Trump.

Then I got to the biggie — “T,” as in taxes. There, within the decades of state and federal tax returns, was the synopsis of our lives.

In fact, it is so unromantic I bet only an accountant could love it.

The oldest return, 1986, reminded me that when we first got married we were DINKs — Double Income, No Kids. Boy did we have a lot of money. Actually, we didn’t have that much money, we just didn’t have many expenses.

The other day I did something I had put off for, oh, about 27 years. I cleaned out my file cabinet. My wife was looking for a place to stow her school papers, so I offered to get rid of the papers that I had accumulated over the years. What a job that was. It took an entire day and almost cost the life of my paper shredder, which overheated and, its warning light blinking, begged me not to stuff another tax return down its gullet. But I persevered. One by one, I worked through the files. I started with “A,” as in automobile. I found the paperwork for every car my wife and I had owned during the past nearly 30 years. The best cars we ever owned couldn’t have been more different. One was a tiny 1987 Honda Civic; the other was a massive 1990 Ford 15-passenger van.  Both were reliable, trouble-free and we still regret getting

rid of them. In fact, the van was so perfect for our family that when we went on vacation we could take all six of us, our two dogs and two cats and still have plenty of room for all of our other stuff. After they were born, all four of our boys were brought home from the hospital in the Civic and all four learned how to drive in it. Those vehicles were part of the family. After rummaging through “B” for bank statements, which reminded me of all the money we spent on “A,” I worked through the other letters of the alphabet, including “H” for household equipment, “I” for insurance, which reminded me of my mortality, and “P” for personal, which included everything from my eighth-grade report card to my mom and dad’s birth certificates.

Then in 1987 our first deduction arrived, Paul. We was followed two years later by Peter, then by John and Mark. While all that was happening, the return addresses were changing, from Juneau, Alaska, to St. James, Minn., to Stayton, Ore. Note how they are gradually moving farther south. The returns reminded me of our efforts to help send the kids and my wife to college and graduate school. It’s evidence that my wife and I believe a good education is one of the best gifts we can give our children. Best of all, though, the reams of paper that I ran through the shredder reminded me that my wife and I, along with our kids, really are a unit, not only in the eyes of the Internal Revenue Service, but in the eyes of God. Carl Sampson is a freelance writer and editor.

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SILVERTON COMMERCIAL/INDUST #T2247 WEBB LAKE NEIGHBORHOOD #T2245 FANTASTIC VALLEY VIEWS $398,700 #T2249 POTENTIAL DEVELOPMENT $435,000 STAYTON/SUBLIMITY FOR TOWN FORTOW RE $243,700 Single level home with handicap ameniAt least 15 lots proposed. Great location to buildLEASE/COMME Abiqua Heights Neighborhood. 3 bedrooms, 2.5 HUBBARD LAND/ACREAGE ties. 3 bedroom 2 bath home with many upgrades. custom homes on large lots with TOWN views of the bath with bonus room, family room, formal living KEIZE This one won’t last long at this price. Fenced yard and dining. Upstairs bonus room can be office, valley. In city limits with access from Olsen Rd, WOODBU CO with outside patio area. Alley access to garage. BARELAND/LOTS another bedroom or whatever you can imagine. Adams St, or Chikamin Lp from Abiqua Heights COUNTRY Wood floors, granite counter tops, many modern Neighborhood. SILVE TOWN TOWN COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL amenities. Professionally landscaped and read to move into! AUMSV FOR RENT IN TOWN NEW HOME CONSTRUCTIONFOR LEASE/COMMERCIAL HU WOODBUR COUNTRY TOWN COUNTRY/ACREAGE KEIZER SILVERTON WOODBURN NEW! – #T2249 POTENTIAL DEVELOPMENT 2BR, 1 BA 912 sqft. 7.97 acres Call Meredith at ext. 324, Ryan at ext. 322 $435,000 (WVMLS#695538, 695508)


#T2198 CLASSIC CRAFTSMAN HOME 5BR, 2.5BA 2470 sqft. Call Mike at ext. 326, Ryan ext. 322 or Meredith at ext. 324 $309,000 (WVMLS#688622)




#T2227 MT. ANGEL COTTAGE 2BR, 1BA 784 sqft.

Call Chuck at ext. 325 or Michael at ext. 314 $169,900 LAND/ACREAGE HUBBARD






#T2248 PARK LIKE SETTING $469,900 Ranch style home on 17+ acres. 2 bedrooms 2 baths. 12 acres of timber surrounded by agricultural land in the heart of the Willamette Valley. Timber cruised in 2012 valued at $146,000. Includes barn/storage area for animals or equipment, greenhouse, and large garden area. 3+ acres of Christmas trees. Country living near Salem.

Mason Branstetter Principal Broker, GRI 873-3545 ext. 303

#T2194 SPACIOUS HOME IN THE COUNTRY 4BR, 2BA 2922 sqft. 11.82 acres Call Marcia at ext. 318 $485,000



#T2233 2 ACRE LOT 2 acres Call Chuck at ext. 325 $189,500 (WVMLS#693008)




3447 sqft. 5.2 acres Call Meredith at ext. 324, Ryan at ext. 322 or Mike at ext. 326 $425,000 (WVMLS#686726).



#T2235 DUAL LIVING IN SALEM 6BR, 4BA 3324 sqft. Call Meredith at ext. 324 or Ryan at ext. 322 $318,700



NEW! – #T2244 SPACIOUS 2 STORY HOME 4BR, 2.5BA 2530 sqft. Call Chuck at ext. 325 $339,900 (WVMLS#694461) 3BR, 2BA 1160 sqft Call Meredith at ext. 324, Ryan at ext. 322 $186,900 (WVMLS#695268)



NEW! – #T2248 PARK LIKE SETTING 2BR, 2BA 1590 sqft.17.680 acres Call Chuck at ext. 325 $339,900 (WVMLS#694461)


TO Chuck at ext. 325 $289,000 COUNTRY TOWNWOODBURN KEIZER #T2212 SECLUDED 22.7 ACRES 22.7 Acres Call Meredith COUNTRY BARELAN IN TOWN NEWCOMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL HOME CONSTRUCTION BARELAND/LOTS #T2196 AUMSVILLE-MILLION DOLLAR SETTING 4BR, at ext. 324 or Ryan at ext. 322 $248,700 STAYT NEW! – #T2249 POTENTIAL DEVELOPMENT 2BR, 1 BA 3.5BA 3514 sqft. Call Meredith at ext. 324, Ryan at ext. 322 TO NEW! – #T2243 WONDERFUL POTENTIAL 12.51 acres. COUNTRY/ACREAGE TOWN 912 sqft. 7.97 acres Call Meredith at ext. 324, Ryan at ext. FOR LEASE/COMMERCIAL or Mike at ext. 326 $547,800 FOR RENT Well/Septic in place Call Meredith at ext. 324, Ryan at ext. IN TOWN NEW LAN 322 $435,000 322 #T2216 WOODBURN-JUST OUTSIDE MONITOR 2 IN TOWN NEW HOME CONSTRUCTION IN$143,800 TOWN NEW HOME CONSTRUCTION TOWN AUMSVILLE/TURNER COUNTRY/ACREAGE NEW! – #T2248 PARK LIKE SETTING 2BR, 2BA 1590 KEIZER #T2221 SPECIAL HOME 4BR, 1BA 1609 sqft. Call Chuck at BR, 2BA 1.2 Acres Call Michael at ext.WOODBURN 314 $224,900 sqft.17.680 acres Call Chuck atCOUNTRY/ACREAGE ext. 325 $339,900WOODBURN COUNTRY/ACREAGE ext. 325 $245,900 BARELAND/LOTS STAYTON/SUBLIMITY #T2229 CUTE COTTAGE 3BR, 1BA 955 sqft. Call Meredith #T2213 DAYTON-DUPLEX IN DAYTON 6BR, 5BA 2635 TOWN at ext. 324, Ryan at ext. 322 $149,900 COMM PENDING – #T2224 WONDERFUL HOME 3BR, 2BA 1253 sqft. Call Chuck at ext. 325 $259,000 (WVMLS#694210)


#T2232 FARMHOUSE IN COMMERCIAL ZONE 3BR, 1BA 1698 sqft. Call Chuck at ext. 325 $139,900 (WVMLS#693002) #T2206 WONDERFUL QUIET NEIGHBORHOOD HOME 4BR, 3BA 2220 sqft. Call Chuck at ext. 326 $319,900

NEW! – #T2243 WONDERFUL POTENTIAL 12.51 acres. Well/Septic in place Call Meredith at ext. 324, Ryan at ext. 322 $143,800 (WVMLS#694402)




(WVMLS#695538, 695508)








SOLD – #T2228 OPEN FLOOR PLAN 4BR, 2BA 1965 sqft. Call Meredith at ext. 324, Ryan at ext. 322 $259,900 (WVMLS#692693) #T2226 QUIET STREET 3BR, 1.5BA 1152 sqft. Call Michael at ext. 314 $189,900 (WVMLS#692735) #T2225 RESTORED CRAFTSMAN STYLE 3 BR, 2 BA 1872 sqft. Call Michael at ext. 314 $359,900 (WVMLS#692457) #T2211 IT’S A CHARMER 4BR, 2BA 2200 sqft. Call Marcia at ext. 318 $343,000 (WVMLS#690724) #T2238 NEWER HOME ON LARGE LOT 3BR, 2BA 2712 sqft. Call Marcia at ext. 318 $384,500 (WVMLS#693811) #T2239 LOVELY 2 STORY HOME 3BR, 2.5BA 1641 sqft. Call Marcia at ext. 318 or Becky at Ext. 313 $213,900

sqft. Call Meredith at ext. 324 or Ryan at ext. 322 $179,900





ext. 322 or Mike at ext. 326 $450,000 (WVMLS#672150) #T2165 LOT #62 IN SILVER CLIFF ESTATES .12 Acre lot. Call Chuck at ext. 325 $33,500 (WVMLS#682938) #T2042 LOT #88 IN SILVER CLIFF ESTATES .12 acre lot. Call Chuck at ext. 325 $35,900 (WVMLS#660605) #T2219 –45 DIVIDABLE ACRES 45 Acres. Call Michael at ext. 314 $610,000 (WVMLS#692414)

2145 sqft Call Meredith at ext. 324 or Ryan at ext. 322 $289,900(WVMLS#691178) #T2223 DUAL LIVING/CUSTOM HOME 5BR, 4BA 4463 sqft. 3.2 ACRES Call Chuck at ext. 325. $579,900





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2.5BA 2644 sqft. Call Meredith at ext. 324, Ryan at ext. 322 $398,700 (WVMLS#695155)

Mason at ext. 303 $469,000 (WVMLS#684100)

#T2231 PERFECT FIRST HOME 3BR, 2BA 1414 sqft. Call Chuck at ext. 325 $139,900 (WVMLS#692933)

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