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Oh my, and the faces. Many far older, wiser -- in the midst of that sea -- with walkers, wheelchairs and canes. How brave. How committed! Here a grayhaired daughter next to frail, sharp-eyed octogenarian. There a painfully thin gentleman, a steadying hand on his arm. How could they possibly manage in the swirl? But they were there to be counted. There where strollers and babes. Tykes and preteens hoisted on the shoulders of papas or siblings or... friends. Friendship permeated the day. Women with friends of a lifetime. Streams of people linked hand-in-hand with those they loved -- or those they knew. Strangers sharing kindness and concern.

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Intersectional? Over the next few hours intersectional took on meaning. From the Women’s March policy platform: Gender justice is racial justice is economic justice. The march was not about one thing OR another. It was about all these things together. The impact of injustice on any individual is magnified or minimized according to their gender, race, and economic security. Of course! And yet for most of my life I’ve seen these as singular issues, to be challenged at different times.

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Christine Chorazy joined the Women’s March in Portland to show her daughters and son that sometimes it is necessary to “go outside your comfort zone to stand up, and try and change something you cannot tolerate.”

“We don’t think that turning the clocks back will ‘Make America Great Again.’ This is why I marched,” she said. Although the weather was rainy and cold in Portland, it didn’t dampen the spirits of several participants who shared they were inspired by the colorful signs, the pink hats, the kindness of fellow marchers and the songs.

Ann Altman traveled to the Women’s March in Washington D.C. to vocalize with others to the new president and his administration that an atmosphere of fear and hatred is not acceptable.

Altman said the most emotional time for her was walking on the street heading to the National Mall where she joined thousands of people of “all descriptions.”

Randi Embree marched in Salem with a friend, and ran into several other friends along the way. She marched because she has a 1-year-old granddaughter. “The words I’ve heard the new president speak and his actions make me afraid for her future,” Embree said. “I grabbed a pink hat and marched because it was the joyful, patriotic thing to do.” On Saturday, Jan. 21, the three Silverton women joined with an estimated 3 million people who marched in 500 U.S. cities and more than 100 cities worldwide. The participants marched to oppose or voice concerns about President Donald Trump’s agenda. Laura Majuri marched in Portland with her 33-year-old daughter. She has friends from Silverton who marched in Washington D.C., Honolulu, Atlanta, Seattle, Tucson,

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Salem and San Pacho, Mexico. “To know that we were all part of this historical moment at the same time in different cities was a truly exhilarating feeling of solidarity,” Majuri said. People marched, she said, because they feel an urgency to protect and preserve the accomplishments made in

“It made me both happy and sad,” Altman said of seeing all the participants. “Happy to be among a group of passionate people willing to put themselves out there for their views and sad that this country has gotten to such a place where so many felt that was necessary.” Altman said the march was mostly billed as a stand for women’s rights, but she was there for more than that. Her sign read “Prove us wrong: show respect, tell the truth, lead by example.” “People across the board have been insulted, women particularly, I guess, but certainly immigrants and Muslims also, threatened and lied to,” Altman said. “I think that the marches here, across the country and all over the world made a strong statement that the


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Aylene Geringer said she was enthralled with the diversity of the crowd, their imaginative signs, their civility and “their conviction to be heard and to express their fear of what may happen if people remain silent.”

Dave Duncan of Mount Angel had planned to march until he got bronchitis. He wanted to participate to protect the future of his three young granddaughters. “It has been exciting and enlightening to watch these young ones grow physically and mentally,” Duncan said. “Hopefully, they will become adults in a society of equal rights, equal protection, equal pay, freedom of speech and freedom of choice. They are very bright kids, kids that could really contribute. So I will be taking steps to secure a just society where they can achieve their full potential.” Chorazy marched with her husband to show together they have strength to defend what they believe. She marched for people whose ethnicity is different than hers to let them know she stands with them and wants them to enjoy a good life for their families. She marched for the environment and because she is concerned the current president is “bent on destroying pieces of it.” Marching is one of the many rights Chorazy has and respects as an American, including to “use my voice to demonstrate against a president that doesn’t represent me. I march with hope, that together, as like minded people, the movement will only continue to build momentum.”

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Jennifer Hill of Mount Angel attended the march with her 10-year-old daughter, Sailor. “I went to show my daughter that silence is not an option. That respect is a human right and peaceful marching together gives us unity and a platform to make change happen,” Hill said.

Silverton resident Frances McCarty, 63, crammed into a car with five other women to spend hours in the cold and rain in downtown Portland. She and her friends are concerned about the direction the country is moving.

“Our democracy allows us to stand up for what we feel is important. The basic belief that equality is a right for all citizens despite race, religion, or gender association is not a presidential protest but a fight for fellow citizens,” Hill added. “What an amazing, unforgettable experience for us both.”

“It is not about Democrat versus Republican or whining about losing the election,” McCarty said. “It goes to the question about what we value in our country. I value children, protecting the disabled and elderly, our government providing for our health and safety, all the things that are part of a civilized society.”

Elyse McGowan-Kidd said she felt it was a privilege to march and was thankful to be surrounded by like minded people. Before she even started the march in Salem, she was crying and did so on and off the entire walk.

What brought many of the participants joy and hope was how despite the large crowd size – an estimated 100,000 people in Portland – each march was peaceful. Sharing the participants in Portland’s march were jubilant to be able to express their concerns, McCarty said a functional democracy has opposing views that debate issues and develop different ideas and policies. “However, they start by agreeing on information, data and facts,” she said. “If facts themselves are disputed because they are somehow viewed as liberal or biased, that concerns me.”

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“We cannot gloss over the fact that we had optimal conditions. We were allowed to march peacefully. Without the police in our faces or showing any sort of aggression. Nobody was shouting, nobody was shooting and nobody was arrested,” she said.

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United in respect By Kristine Thomas They could easily have been divided by political parties, or political preferences, or by peer groups are at school. Instead the 15 Silverton High School students who spent a week in Washington D.C. touring historical sights and attending the inauguration of President Donald J. Trump were united in celebrating “a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity” and seeing firsthand the history of their country. For many of the students it was their first visit to Washington D.C. While there they met U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden of Oregon and U.S. Sen. Orrin Hatch from Utah; attended a symphony at the Kennedy Center; and visited the Smithsonian American History Museum, Ford’s Theater, George Washington’s Mount Vernon, the Pentagon 9-11 Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, Library of Congress, U.S. Holocaust Museum, and other sights. The highlight of the trip was attending the inauguration. “We didn’t want this trip to be a political trip,” said teacher Kirsten Barnes who teaches history and organized the trip. “Our focus was on the history and celebrating the peaceful transition of power.” A Trump supporter, Jared Johnson agrees the trip was about celebrating the country’s history. He encourages

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those who didn’t support Trump to stop expecting he is going to do “bad things for the country.” Too many people, he added, are focused on the negative. “Nothing good can come out of expecting the new leader to do bad,” he said. Several of the students said it was amazing to see the places they have studied about in U.S. History class and to witness the peaceful changing of power. A fan of the musical Hamilton, Natalie Muller appreciated visiting a city “full of history.” She said she didn’t support Trump for president, however Jessica Lundquist did. “Spending time there helped broaden our views,” Muller said. “During the inauguration, I started crying and Jessica was standing behind me and put her hard on my arm and told me “it’s OK.” I will remember that forever. It proves it doesn’t matter what you believe in, that people will still support you.” What surprised Rosie Riley was when people booed or yelled negative words when Democrat leaders were announced such as Hillary Clinton and U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer of New York. She and her classmates thought regardless of political ideology everyone should be treated respectful at the historical ceremony.

“I was taught that even though you disagree with someone that you should respect their views and what they stand for,” Riley said. Barnes shared how when people in their section at the inauguration started booing, others started clapping louder to drown them out. She noticed how the students paid attention to what was happening and what was being said at the inauguration. A highlight for Taylor Jones was meeting Sen. Wyden. “He shared with us that his goal was to play for the NBA and that didn’t work out,” Jones said. “He said he set out for one thing and ended up in the opposite direction. He told us when one plan fails, that Plan B could be better than the first one.” Barnes said the students enjoyed the jovial exchange between Wyden, a Democrat, and Hatch, a Republican, who were both delighted to see the students and talked with them for about 30 minutes. Lundquist said the inauguration was not what she expected. “The transfer of power in our country is more complex and has more steps than I thought,” she said. “We got to see the origins of our country.” Adam Bischoff added he wasn’t expecting different religious leaders to speak at the inauguration.


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Teacher Kirsten Barnes organized a trip to Washington D.C. for Silverton High students. They were able to attend the inauguration and visit historical sights. The students are standing before the inaugural stage in front of the U.S. Capitol.

“We learn about wars and the numbers of people who died in books, but seeing all those graves leaves you with a deeper meaning,” Snook said. When they were leaving to return to Oregon, Jocelyn Brown said they saw the people who would be participating in the Women’s March in Washington D.C. She said attending the inauguration and seeing the marchers was a representation of what democracy is, people coming together to support what they believe in.

Riley said other people could learn a great deal from their group. “People could learn to come together and respect each other and be friends,” she said.

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couldn’t walk more than a few minutes before breathing heavily. She suggests to people who haven’t exercised to start slow by walking five minutes, then gradually adding more time. Nancy Campbell, MPAS, PA-C, emphasized the importance of people talking to their primary care provider about any of their health concerns. “Don’t be afraid to talk to your provider or be embarrassed to share your concerns,” Campbell said. “The more information your provider has the more she can help.” Campbell said each of us has a personal responsibility for our body and its care. By people visiting their care provider, they can have test taken for their cholesterol, blood pressure, blood sugar and body mass index (BMI). Knowing these numbers can help women and their healthcare provider determine their risk for developing cardiovascular disease. Lyver said stress can play a factor in heart health. “We all have stress but we often don’t have healthy ways of handling it,” she said. Keudell added people often deal with stress by drinking alcohol, smoking or unhealthy eating habits. Acknowledging even thinking about all the steps to be healthy can be overwhelming, Keudell recommends starting with just one thing and setting a reachable goal. And if you have a bad day, Lyver said, start again the next day. “Think about the things in life that are really important to you and that you are passionate about,” Lyver said. “If you want to continue to do those things, then you need to take care of yourself.”


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Dance camp opens The members of the Silverton High School dance team invite kindergarten through sixth-grade students to dance camp. Practices are 3:30 to 5:15 p.m. Feb. 14, 15 and 16 in the high school commons. Dancers will perform at halftime at the Feb. 17 basketball game at the high school. Cost is $30 for one/$50 for two dancers. Registration forms can be picked up at the Silverton Ballet Studio. Contact Brittany Zurcher, 503-931-5954 for information.

Chili feed for ASAP Bring your appetite and your enthusiasm to the third annual Chili Cook-Off Feb. 28, 5-7 p.m. at Silverton United Methodist Church, 203 W. Main St. There will be supper, Bingo, chili tasting and a vote for Best of Show chili provided by four organizations. The suggested minimum donation is $10 per meal. Proceeds benefit the After School Activities Program (ASAP).

Silverton Chamber First Citizen tickets on sale It’s a celebration of people who lend a hand whenever needed, who care about the future of their community and who are examples of the importance of volunteering. The community is invited to attend the 46th annual Silverton First Citizen banquet Saturday, Feb. 4, 6 p.m. at the Mount Angel Festhalle, 500 Wilco Hwy. Honorees include 2016 First Citizen Cindy Jones, Business of the Year

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

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10:30 a.m., Mt. Angel Library. Toddler Storytime, age 0 - 3. 11:30 a.m., Indoor Playtime. Free. 503-845-6401

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

12:30 - 1:30 p.m., Silver Falls Library. Ages 3 - 5. Free. 503-873-7633 Silverchips Woodcarving Sessions 1 – 4 p.m., Silverton Arts Association, 303 Coolidge St. Sessions for $2/week. All skill levels. 503-873-2480

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Gordon House Tours

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

Evening Yoga

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

AA Meetings

8 p.m., Scotts Mills Community Center, 298 Fourth St. Repeats Thursdays, Saturdays. David, 503-383-8327

Tuesday Senior Center Exercise

8 a.m., Silverton Senior Center. Zumba. 9 a.m. Tai Chi. Seniors 60 and older. Repeats Thursday. Discount for members. 503-873-3093

Crafty Kids

3 - 9 p.m., Silver Falls Library. Create arts, crafts projects. Supplies provide. Age 5 - 11. Free; caregivers must attend with children age 0 - 5. 503-873-7633

Storytime Artists!

3:30 p.m., Mt. Angel Public Library. All ages storytime with song, games, books, dancing crafts, more. Free. 503-845-6401

Lego Club

4:45 p.m., Mt. Angel Library. Lego Club for ages 5 and up. Free. 503-845-6401

Serenity Al-Anon Meeting

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

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3:30 - 4:30 p.m., Silver Falls Library. Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math: Learning and Building. Supplies provided. Free. Ages 5 - 11. Free; caregivers must attend with children 0 - 5. 503-873-7633

Free Dinner

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


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

Take Off Pounds Sensibly

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

Silvertones Community Chorus

10 - 11:30 a.m., United Methodist Church, 203 W Main St., Silverton. Love to sing? Join Silvertones, four-part harmony of old, new favorites, seasonal and patriotic pieces. Tomi, 503-873-2033

Duplo Day

11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Silver Falls Library. Build with Mega Bloks, Duplo blocks. Ages 0 - 5. Free. Caregiver must attend with children 0 - 5. 503-873-7633

Saturday AARP Tax Services

10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Silverton Senior Center. Free AARP Tax Services for seniors. Walkins only; first come, first served. Every Saturday through April 15. 503-873-3093

Late Season Saturday Market

10 a.m. - noon, Silver Falls Bread Co., 432 McClaine St., Silverton. 503-779-7206

Family Game Day

11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Silver Falls Library. Family game day for families with children of all ages. Free; caregiver must attend with children 0 - 5. 503-873-7633

Serenity Al-Anon Meeting

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

Baby Birds Storytime

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

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6 p.m., Silverton United Methodist Church, 203 W Main St., Silverton. 503501-9824

Compassionate Presence Sangha

7 – 8:30 p.m., Borland Gallery, 303 Coolidge St., Silverton. Mindful meditation, shared dialog. All spiritual traditions welcome. Free. Newcomers arrive 20 minutes early. 971-218-6641

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7 – 8 p.m., St. Edward’s Episcopal Church, 211 W Center St., Silverton. Group meets weekly to discuss tips, support those with eating problems. All welcome. 503-910-6862

Saturday Lunch

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

Sunday Silverton Spiritual Life Community

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

FUTSAL Indoor Soccer

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

Notices Silver Falls Soccer Club

Registration for Silver Falls Soccer Club opens Jan. 12 for boys and girls age 5 - 14. Registration deadline is Feb. 19.

Artists & Studios Tour

Silverton Art Association is hosting an Artists & Studios Tour June 3 - 4. Artists and studios wishing to be a part of the event need to apply by March 15. Cost is $25 for artists, $75 for businesses. Limited to Silverton area. To request an application, contact Silverton Art Association, 303 Coolidge St., 503-8732480; or White Oak Gallery, 216 E Main St., Silverton, 503-931-4517.

Wednesday, Feb. 1 Actors/Improv Group

7 - 8:30 p.m., Silver Falls Library. Variety of improvisational games. No experience required. Open to adults, high school students. Repeats Feb 15. Ron, 503-873-8796

Thursday, Feb. 2 Groundhog Day Introduction to Meditation

6 p.m., Borland Gallery, 303 Coolidge St., Silverton. Learn about meditation. Free. David, 971-218-6641

Scotts Mills City Council

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

Silverton Scribes

7 - 8:30 p.m., Silver Falls Library. Informal writer’s group to share, critique writing projects. Repeats Feb. 16. 503-873-8796

Friday, Feb. 3 Kids’ Art Show

6 - 8 p.m., Borland Art Gallery, 303 Coolidge St., Silverton. Open artists’ reception for “Kids’ Show,” featuring artwork by Silver Falls School District students. Artwork continues on display 9 a.m. - noon Monday - Friday, noon - 4 p.m. Saturday - Sunday through Feb. 26. Megan, 503-779-3606

‘Love is in the Air’

7 - 9 p.m., Lunaria Gallery, 113 N Water St., Silverton. Artists’ reception for February showcase of locally-made artwork, including new, oneof-a-kind pieces by members. Loft show, “Fire and Ice.” Free. Open to public. 503-873-7734

First Friday in Silverton

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

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Community Volunteer Fair

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9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Silverton Senior Center. Free community volunteer fair for those who want to give back to the community. Volunteer, non-profit organizations, service clubs on hand. Door prizes, giveaways, bake sale. 503-873-3093

Pop-up Co-op

10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Live Local Marketplace, 107 E Main St., Silverton. Grand opening celebration of Silverton Food Co-ops Live Local. Shop more than 25 local farmers, producers. Become an owner, enjoy samples, door prizes. Repeats Feb. 5. 503-701-2206

Brush Creek Playhouse Auditions

2 p.m., Brush Creek Playhouse, 11535 SE Silverton Road, Silverton. Open auditions for the production of “The Hallelujah Girls. Six women roles playing age 50-65; two roles playing men in their 50s. Performance in April. Arrive 15 minutes early for paperwork. Repeats Feb. 5.

Silverton First Citizen Banquet

6 - 9 p.m., Mt. Angel Festhalle, 500 NE Wilco Hwy. 46th annual Silverton First Citizens Banquet, “Winter Wonderland,” hosted by Silverton Chamber of Commerce. Tickets are $35 each. RSVP: 503-873-5615

Monday, Feb. 6 Silverton City Council

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

Mount Angel City Council

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

Tuesday, Feb. 7 Adult Coloring Night

6 - 7:30 p.m., Silver Falls Library. All materials provided. Free. 503-873-8796

The Compassionate Friends

6:30 p.m., Silverton Senior Center. The Compassionate Friends provides comfort, hope, support to families experiencing death of family members. First Tuesday of month. Carol Williams, 503-873-6944

Silverton Garden Club

7 p.m., Silver Creek Fellowship, 822 NE Industrial Way, Silverton. Fessler Nursery presents “What is New in Houseplants.” Guest welcome. Sandi, 503-873-5690

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6 p.m., Seven Brides Brewing, 990 N First St., Silverton. For singles 40+ and seniors 60+. Order off menu, dutch treat. 503-873-3093

Silverton Mural Society

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

Concert @ Library

7 p.m., Silver Falls Library. Terra Nova Trio, featuring players from Eugene Symphony and Oregon Bach Festival, perform on traditional classical instruments. Free. Open to public. 503-8738796

Silverton Zenith

7 p.m., location varies. Members discuss ways to fund, implement program benefiting Silverton community. For more information, meeting place, call Barbara, 801-414-3875.

Sunday, Feb. 12 Sweetheart Dance

2 - 4 p.m., Silverton Senior Center. Music by Vintage Boys. Refreshments provided. All ages. $5 person, $7 couple. 503-873-3093

Benefit Concert

3 p.m., St. Mary Catholic Church, 575 E College St., Mt. Angel. Local baritone Tony Beyer, Mt. Angel Seminary quartet, “Mount Angel Polyphony,” perform concert benefitting Mt. Angel Senior Center’s craft store, food bank, Meals-on-Wheels. $15 adults, $10 seniors, $35 families. Tickets available at Mt. Angel Community Center, Bochsler Hardware, at door. Kathy Valdez, 503-845-2573

Islam Seminar

6 p.m., Grace Lutheran Church, 510 May St., Molalla. Dr. Scott Yakimow discusses history, theology, contemporary issues of Islam. Free-will offering. Repeats Feb. 19, 26. 503-829-2250,

Monday, Feb. 13 Mount Angel School District

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

Tuesday, Feb. 14 Valentine’s Day

Tuesday, Feb. 21 Silver Falls Library Book Club

Oregon’s 158th Birthday

7 - 8:30 p.m., Silver Falls Library. The selection is The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware. Refreshments. Visitors welcome. Spring, 503-897-8796

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Friday, Feb. 24

10 a.m. - noon, Silver Falls Library. This month is about mutual assistance. Bring laptops, questions; help others.

Wednesday, Feb. 15 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. Everyone welcome. Contact Kisdesigns on Facebook for information.

Thursday, Feb. 16 A Whimsy Fashion Show

Noon, First Baptist Church, 229 Westfield St., Silverton. Whimsy Etc. Boutique presents fashion clothing, accessories fashion show. Speaker is Niki Davis. Light luncheon, $6.50. Reservations necessary by calling Cathy, 503-999-2291. Presented by Mt. Angel-Silverton Women’s Connection & Stonecroft Ministries.

Friday, Feb. 17 Winter Wonderland Bazaar

5 - 8 p.m., Silverton Friends Church, 229 Eureka Ave., Silverton. Quarterly bazaar series featuring fun themes, local distributors, crafters, food, prizes. Repeats 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Feb 18. 503-873-5131

Vigil for Peace

5:30 - 7:30 p.m., Towne Square Park, Silverton. 503-873-5307

Brush Creek Performance

7 p.m., Brush Creek Playhouse, 11535 NE Silverton Road, Silverton. “The Further MISadventures of the Seven Dwarfs,” the annual children and youth production. Repeats 7 p.m. Feb. 18, 23 - 25, March 2 - 4; 2 p.m. Feb. 19, 26, March 5. Tickets available at Books-N-Time, 210 N Water St., Silverton. Michael, 503-508-3682

Sunday, Feb. 19 Taizé Prayer

6:30 p.m., District Office, 730 E Marquam St. Open to public. 503-845-2345

Monday, Feb. 20 President’s Day

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

Mount Angel Wurstfest

10 am. - 10 p.m., Festhalle, 500 Wilco Hwy. $5 adults; $10 with specialty stein. Under 21 free with adult. Repeats Feb. 25.

Chamber Forum Lunch

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

Saturday, Feb. 25 Community Pancake Breakfast

8 - 11 a.m., Silverton Senior Center. Adults $5, children under 12 $3. Children under 4 eat free. 503-8733093

Wurstfest Run

9:30 a.m., Festhalle, 500 Wilco Hwy., Mount Angel. Wurst Run features 5K run/walk and 10K run. Preregister,, $26. Day of registration $30. Registration includes race and festival entry, stein, complimentary beverage.

Sunday, Feb. 26 Scotts Mills Pancake Breakfast

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

Piano Recital

9:30 a.m., First Christian Church, 402 N First St., Silverton. Gil Wittman performs French works by Pavane and Piece Heroique. Free. 503-873-6620

Tuesday, Feb. 28 Chili Cook-off

5 - 7 p.m., Silverton United Methodist Church, 203 W Main St. Third annual fundraiser for After School Activities Program. Bingo, taste and vote for favorite chili, provided by four local organizations. Suggested minimum donation of $10.

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Marketplace to feature locally made food, items in downtown location Live Local Marketplace Opening Friday, Feb. 3, 6 - 9 p.m. 107 N. Water St., Silverton Featuring food from Chef Paul Lieggi of the Mount Angel Abbey and Bon Apetite, fresh bread from Silver Falls Bread Co., and wine tasting from Abiqua Wind Vineyard. “The Live Local Marketplace will offer locally made products from a variety of vendors, including wine and beer, handmade furniture and clothing, and a variety of other hand-crafted products from Silverton, Mount Angel, and Scotts Mills,” co-op representative Hilary Dumitrescu said. “If every owner commits to spending just $20 a month at the co-op, we will pay our rent and have money left over to invest in

growing the co-op.” Although the co-op is currently the main partnership in the Live Local Marketplace and will be renting half of the space, with Josh as manager, both Josh and the co-op agree this is just a stepping stone. “Our hope is that having that daily downtown exposure will help to grow our ownership base, and grow us right out of Live Local and into our own store, very soon,” Dumitrescu said. This forward momentum is what Josh hopes for all of his vendors and future partners. “My overall mission is really to start a whole bunch of businesses in Silverton, one of them is the co-op. My dream is to have four or five other business owners in downtown that started here.” The Live Local Marketplace is currently hosting 15 vendors but plans to continually receive new ideas.

“Anything that you would be proud to make and sell,” Josh said. Vendors will be selling on commission, but the store will not be set up in stalls as is common with other commissionbased sales models. Instead it will cross merchandize. “We want things to kind of fit the building and fit with the flow of the store,” Josh said. Although the products sold at Live Local Marketplace may be a higher price point than at other stores, most of the money will go straight to the producers, cutting out the middle man. Displays will feature creator biographies, letting buyers know a little bit about where the products originate. “You’ll know exactly where your food comes from – any product – comes from,” Josh said. “It’s a friendly, personal, local shopping experience,” Elisha added.

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Silverton High School senior Megan Mannion clearly followed the advice given to her by her parents, John and Inga Mannion.

SHS School Counselor Stacy White describes Megan as a “valued and compassionate leader.”

Whether it’s competing on the volleyball court or softball field, organizing an event for the Associated Student Body, studying to keep a 4.0 grade point average or working at Roth’s Grocery Store, Megan said her parents taught her that she is a reflection of everything she does. “They told all four of us kids that whatever we do, we need to do to the best of our ability. I pride myself on giving my best to everything I do,” Megan said. For doing just that, Megan is the Silverton Chamber of Commerce 2016 Future First Citizen. Genuinely surprised by the honor, Megan credits her family and ASB teachers Johnie Ferro and Heather Bashor for their support. She considers Ferro and Bashor as role models. “They put in so much extra time and do

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so much behind the scenes that when I see them working so hard, it makes me want to help out even more,” Megan said. A quote by H. Jackson Brown on the white board of Bashor’s classroom reads, “The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today.” That quote, Bashor said, applies to Megan. “She is an intelligent, motivated young lady who works hards and is kind to everyone,” Bashor said. “When Megan is

“She has continued to build a positive school culture through her commitment and action to promote values like acceptance, tolerance and compassion toward others.” SHS English Teacher Grant Piros said Megan is a leader on and off the field. “It is evident in seeing her around her teammates that they trust and lean on her when things get tough,” Piros wrote. “In each of these roles, she is ‘all-in,’ involved with passion and focus that is impressive for a student with such a full slate of activities.”

Silverton Rotarian Janet Dalisky has worked with Megan on several projects, including the Daddy Daughter Dance, Silverton Strawberry Festival and Homer Davenport Days. “I have the privilege of working with Megan through the Interact Club. She puts her heart and soul into everything she does,” Dalisky said. “Megan is motivated, hard working, responsible, committed and most of all thoughtful. She has gained the respect and trust of her peers. Megan is an impressive individual and very deserving of this award.” SHS math teacher Tom Steers said Megan is a highly motivated and goal oriented person who strives to do her best. “I believe Megan is going to do something extraordinary with her life,” Steers wrote. “She doesn’t know what it is yet, but it will involve working with people in some way and I have no doubt that she will excel and that our society will be improved by it. She is both a reflection of her family’s values and of her unique personality.”

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Brush Creek presents MISadventures

By Nancy Jennings The spotlight will be shining and the popcorn will be popping again soon at the Brush Creek Playhouse. The 2017 season kicks off on Feb. 17, with a children’s play, The MISAdventures of the Seven Dwarfs, directed by Linda Zellner. She said she double casts for the children’s plays to ensure each child who auditions will get a part. “My feeling is at that young age I want to give them a good experience. I don’t want them to come out to audition and not get a part,” she said. Zellner, 56, has been involved with the theater for 25 years. This play is as her 21st as the director. Kimberly Strong, director of the upcoming comedy The Hallelujah Girls, is looking forward to the sounds of laughter when it opens April 14. Strong, 54, said she likens the play to The Golden Girls meets Steel Magnolias. “It has so many funny lines for women of a certain age,” she said. The cast requires six women and two men. Auditions are the weekend of Feb. 4 and 5. Set in the South, Strong said there’s an opportunity for the actors to try out their Southern accents.

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“We take a look at the lives of these six women over the course of one year and we see what it’s like to be a woman in her fifties.” A hodgepodge of “50-something” issues are woven into the play such as various romantic interests and adultchild drama. Strong said she loves introducing new people to the theater and encourages everyone to try out. “There is magic that only happens in the theater, whether you’re onstage or backstage.” She relies on her gut instincts as she focuses on the casting process. “I have a vision of each character and what I want to see in the play.” Because it is a community theater, amateurs to experienced actors are encouraged to audition. Other upcoming plays include Christmas at the Blizzard: A Murder Mystery, The Kitchen Witches, The Golden Harp that Saved Silverton and All in the Timing. To review the entire list of dates for the 2017 season and auditions, visit or The Brush Creek Playhouse, 11535 Silverton Road, Silverton. Call 503-508-3682 for information.

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Sports & Recreation

Tournament standouts The Silverton High wrestling team turned in a strong performance Jan. 21 at the Colton Holly Memorial Tournament in Wilsonville. The Foxes finished with a 4-1 record and took third place. The win total includes victories against two Class 6A schools, No. 11 Cleveland and Beaverton. “The wrestlers are really starting to come together as a team,” Coach Keegan Davis said. “Although we are giving up a few forfeits at the upper weights, our strength in the lower weights and through the tenacity of the guys stepping on the mat we have been able to compete.” Three Silverton wrestlers finished the day undefeated, Kaden Kuenzi (No. 2 in Class 5A at 106 pounds), Jacob Whitehead (No. 4 in Class 5A at 113), and freshman Matthew Guenther (120). Davis also singled out Tristan Lanier for “leading by example.” Lanier, a senior at 132 pounds, improved to 25-4 at the tournament. His pin in the final dual meet of the tournament gave the Foxes a 37-36 win against Beaverton.

Coming up for the Foxes are the MidWillamette Conference district meet Feb. 10-11, with the state meet two weeks later Feb. 24-25. Girls basketball: Silverton is 12-2 overall and 6-0 in league and has risen to No. 2 in Class 5A. The Foxes continue to shine on defense, giving up just 32.2 points per game and just one team, South Albany, has managed to score more than 50 points. “We have played pretty well defensively,” Coach Tal Wold said. “The girls really believe in what we do and love who they are doing it with.” Wold noted senior Kayce McLaughlin took four charges in one game and that senior Hailey Smisek and junior Brooke

Fox wrestlers go 4-1 in event McCarty “really do a great job of setting the tone on the defensive end pressuring the opponents’ guards.”

Town went to press. The Trojans are 6-1 in league, 10-7 overall and ranked No. 6 in Class 2A.

Junior Maggie Roth, Wold said “just gets it. She is all over the floor and anticipates so well.”

Boys basketball: The Foxes are 3-3 in the balanced Mid-Willamette and 7-9 overall. Six of the eight teams will advance to the 5A playoffs and Silverton Coach Steve Roth said, “there is more parity in our league this year than any year I can remember. Each game will matter to postseason prospects. I don’t see any team in our league running away from all the others.”

Through their first 13 games the Foxes had seven different leading scorers as they faced the challenge of replacing top scorer Alia Parsons, who is now in college. “I am really pleased with where we are at offensively,” Wold said. “We have had to play against a variety of teams, and the girls have found ways to be successful.” Freshman Paige Alexander “has really provided a spark for us,” Wold said. “She brings a different level of athleticism to us off the bench and competitive spirit.” The Foxes faced a key test Jan. 27 against No. 3 Corvallis after Our Town’s presstime, with a second meeting between the two schools set for Feb. 24. Kennedy, meanwhile, was clinging to a one-game lead in the Tri-River as Our

Junior sharp-shooter Cade Roth continues to lead offensively, but Coach Roth said he is getting scoring help from sophomore Levi Nielsen and junior Easton Ashwell. “Defensively, we are very good for stretches, but lapses have cost us games,” Roth said. “As we mature and extend our focus for full games we will give ourselves the chance to contend with anybody in our league.” Kennedy, meanwhile, is staying in the hunt in the Tri-River. As Our Town went to press the Trojans were 5-2 in league, tied with Western Mennonite for second place





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behind 6-1 Santiam. The league has just two automatic playoff berths, but the Tri-River is well-positioned for the two at-large slots because four squads, including No. 9 Kennedy, are ranked in the top 10. Swimming: The Foxes’ boys and girls squads are both 9-1 in dual meets and both teams finished first in an eight-team invitational hosted by Blanchet Catholic.

Wrestler Tristan Lanier, right, gets up after pinning his opponent. The victory helped lead the Foxes to a 37-36 win against Beaverton in the Colton Holly Memorial Tournament.

“Things are going very well,” Foxes Coach Lucky Rogers said. “The swimmers are working hard and improving and we’re trying to get everyone healthy and ready for the (Feb 10-11) district meet. It could be an awesome meet for us.” The deep Foxes are especially strong in the relays, with all six relay teams in the hunt for top three times in the district.

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THE MOUNT ANGEL COMMUNITY CENTER is in need of volunteers to man the crafter store in the afternoons, and to fill in when needed. We also need one person to help put food away twice a month on Wednesday mornings.  Anyone interested please call Robin Bochsler at 503569-2555, for more details.  Any help we can get is truly appreciated.

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THE LEGACY SILVERTON HEALTH Auxiliary will once again award scholarships to students pursuing a medical career. High school seniors and college students from the surrounding area are encouraged to apply.  Applications can be picked up at the Silverton Hospital Admitting Desk.  Applications are also available online at, click on In the Community and then under Volunteers click on Medical Career Scholarship Application.  Applications are due February 24, 2017.  Any questions can be directed to Barbara Guenther 503-873-7241 CRIBBAGE TOURNAMENT!! THE GLOCKENSPIEL RESTAURANT INVITES YOU to our Cribbage Tournament on January 17 at 4 p.m. Here’s a great way to beat the winter “blahs” and join your friends with a game of Cribbage!  Seating is limited so the first sixteen people to sign up are guaranteed a spot in the tournament.  Cash prizes! $5.00 buy in per game.  Beginners are welcome.  For more information and to reserve your spot, contact Maureen Ernst at 503.910.5417 or email at


IS SPACE A PROBLEM: We may have your answer. Businesses,need a larger Board room? Place for a training? Somewhere to host a Hiring Fair? Maybe a professional person looking to have an office  or place to meet clients away From your own home?  Moms, Grandmas Parents and other groups, need somewhere to fit 25 to 80 people or more for a Baby Shower Birthday party etc?? We at St Edward’s want to share our space with the community, yes on Sunday it is our church.. But it could be almost anything you need.  We have an amazing kitchen with 4 ovens, 8 burners.. NO it is not a certified space. But Yes it is rentable for canning or baking or to host an extended family dinner or family reunion.  Think holiday parties, etc. Currently space is available with hourly, daily, weekly or Monthly rates depending on your needs. Please contact Heather at 503-5699874 for future information and to reserve your space.

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A Grin at the End

Body maintenance

My car gets a checkup, so why shouldn’t I?

I try to take good care of my car. Every 3,000 miles or so I have the oil changed. I used to do it myself, but I find crawling under a car is less inviting as a I slip past the cool side of 60-something. So I take the car and my wife’s to the dealer, whose experts change the oil and scout other oddities that need fixing. Taking good care of our cars has paid off in a big way. Nearly every car we’ve owned since we got married has lasted 200,000 or more miles. A couple lasted more than 300,000 miles and are still rolling. Recently, the starter in my car began making a funny noise. I described it over the phone to the service representative. “It does this,” I said. “Rrr, rrr, rrr — then it goes ah, naa, naa, naa.” With that expert description, she asked me to bring the car in. They fixed it and I was on my way. As I did that, it occurred to me that I take a certain amount of pride in keeping up our cars, but I totally ignore my most important “vehicle” — my body. The last physical I had was 12 years ago, even though under Obamacare and my insurance plan an annual check-up is already paid for. It occurred to me that this was crazy. I’ll admit I’m prone to doing crazy stuff, like the time I decided to become a stockbroker and worked for the most evil company ever. I

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In the old days, doctors did some pretty weird stuff to patients. I won’t go into detail but it involved rubber gloves. I found that’s not the case anymore, thank goodness. A major part of the check-up was getting my blood tested for cholesterol — good and bad — triglycerides — bad — and testosterone — good — and a few other things that I don’t know what the hell they are.

think the CEO was Darth Vader. I mean, this company actually rented its employees the computers they needed to do their work, an inspired but totally bonkers way to do business. I survived that, but I learned my lesson: minimize the crazy in my life. I decided to get a check-up, this time for me, not my car. I sorted through the list of doctors that I found affiliated with the local hospital and made an appointment. On my way there, I made a mental list of what I figured he would tell me including lose weight, stop eating like a 12-year-old boy at a baseball game and get more exercise. I also had some questions about some other things that had been bugging me.



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So as I get ready to tackle what remains of the new year, I have a certain level of confidence that it’s going to be a good one health wise. I’m hitting on all cylinders, and even though I don’t go as fast as I used to, I’m on track to keep rolling for a long time. And I won’t have to call the doctor in a panic some day and tell him, “It does this: Rrr, rrr, rrr — then it goes ah, naa, naa, naa.”

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I went back to the doctor and we went over the results and talked about what to do about it. In layman’s terms, they were lose weight, stop eating like a 12-year-old boy at a baseball game and get more exercise.

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Getting a daily dose of independence How our nurses are helping kids in school Gavin Wernette, 10, is an active boy, an avid reader and a car buff. He is also a kid with Type 1 diabetes, testing his blood sugars and injecting himself several times a day. “It’s not easy,” Gavin says. However, he receives daily help from a Legacy Silverton Medical Center nurse who works at local schools, giving students the tools for a healthy life. “She makes me feel happy and welcome,” Gavin says. “She has helped me become more independent.” Placing nurses in schools is just one of the ways we partner with others to build a stronger, healthier community for all. To learn about others:

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In a contract with schools, nurses from Legacy Silverton Medical Center oversee the health of some 4,700 students, providing routine care and working with students who have conditions ranging from asthma to spina bifida to epilepsy.

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