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Something For The Soul

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By Brenna Wiegand Always a “super busy, high energy person” who never got sick, Kimberli Freilinger was baffled when, in graduate school, “things started cropping up.”

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“I’d kind of almost fall every once in awhile and I thought that was kind of odd,” the Silverton native said. “I thought it was because I was working on my degree and my internship and trying to be the perfect parent.”

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Three years after graduation things took a turn for the worse. Kimberli and husband Shawn Freilinger had two little boys. She taught at George Fox University and ran a private counseling practice. Symptoms began to pile up – migraine headaches and severe nerve and muscle pain. “I started scheduling clients so I could nap between appointments,” she said, “but I had to quit all that in 2006 when it really slammed me.” More restive than restful, Freilinger embarked upon an exhaustive, lengthy, expensive and confusing period of being tested “for almost anything.” “I cried every time I left OHSU (Oregon Health Sciences University) because there still weren’t any answers,” she said.

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In keeping with the Kimberli who taught herself to surf 10 years ago just to shake things up, when plagued with depression and body image issues a couple years ago, started entering beauty pageants – with “mito” as her platform. “ was a nice distraction and I’m a girly girl,” she said. She met success at the local, then state level and at a national competition was awarded “Best Community Service” and “Best Cause.” In 2013, Freilinger was named Mrs. Oregon Plus America. She relished her platform to spread awareness, but it was a “wild ride” that took its toll.

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Finally, she was seen by a doctor there who usually works with athletes. He found she was producing an inordinate amount of lactic acid and ammonia – strong indicators of mitochondrial disease. “I found out it was a bigger deal than I thought,” she said.

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Mitochondrial disease is inherited and causes debilitating physical, developmental and mental disabilities. About 1 in 2,000 people have it; it’s progressive and has no cure.

“It was so fun; I was on this high,” she said, “but it nearly did me in.” When she “crashes,” Freilinger said it’s like a ton of bricks have been laid on her; she’s unable to think straight. “For my journey I can pray for healing, and God’s answer may be yes, no or wait,” she said. “But I know he uses



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or more body systems – “such as neurological, digestive and maybe diabetes.”

She leads a support group for people with chronic illness. She only knows of about 12 adults in Oregon diagnosed with mito, but says anybody suffering from a chronic condition or illness has the same questions.

This often means chasing around to specialists who may treat each malady independent of the others. “It’s really hard to find good care for mito patients,” Freilinger said. “I do pretty much my own research and have great rapport with my GP... I started finding things that really helped, like IV fluids once a week.”

‘How does this impact my career, my relationships and my finances? How do I deal with feeling useless and lonely? What’s my new identity? Why are my friends going away,” she said.

It’s been nine years and Kimberli’s sons Camden, 15, and Kyler, 18, can’t remember their mom any other way.

“I’m married and have two kids and I can still get lonely,” Freilinger said. “I’m extremely outgoing and extroverted – being around other people is almost necessary for my soul to survive. There’s a big dissonance between what I want and what I can do.”

“We’ve taught them all about what it is and they just know I get tired sometimes and there’s nothing I can do about it,” she said. “They’ve all taken it on without question; I’m pretty blessed that way. Shawn is busy running the family and working – he comes home and still works hard ... he carries more than his fair share of the load.”

Freilinger says mysterious conditions like mitochondrial disease, which takes many forms and can’t be positively diagnosed, call for a strong dose of self advocacy, learning to listen to your body – and developing an appetite for research.

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Thankful for her faith, her family and her tendency toward optimism and humor, Freilinger wants to do more and realizes she can’t by herself.

“On a more personal level, if you know somebody with a chronic illness; if you feel like you want to care for a friend, don’t ask if you can do something, just do something – send a card; bring a frozen dinner. Little things are as important as big ones.” She’s learning to take each day as it comes – “there’s not much else I can do” – and to give herself grace. “My motto is either laugh or cry,” she said, “and most days I laugh.” She signs her e-mails with “God is good, all the time.”

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“There’s also research going on at OHSU about third party mitochondrial donors; a parent with mito could give birth to a child with healthy mitochondria – it’s pretty exciting. I’ve been in touch with the research team; it’s a good long term approach to stop it in its tracks.”

“I want to do fundraising but I’m exhausted and so are the others,” she said. “We need people who are willing to help with the organizing, donations, venues, etc.

Freilinger, 42, bounces from good day to bad day while managing a part-time professorship at Western Oregon University and being Oregon’s United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation Ambassador.

“If you want to deal with it you learn how to have a voice,” Freilinger said. “I just kept pushing.”

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Under the Chandelier, an ASAP benefit and tribute to Susan Goschie Denny

Her friends could have let her idea fade away. Except, that’s not their style of friendship. They know what they are planning is probably not exactly how Susan Goschie Denny envisioned it should be, but they are doing their absolute best to fulfill her vision of having a “fancy ball” to benefit ASAP, After School Activities Program in Silverton. And they know they have one important detail absolutely correct – the chandelier. “Under the Chandelier Ball - A Tribute to Susan Goschie Denny” begins at 6 p.m. Saturday, March 14 at the Silverton Elks Lodge, 300 High St. Tickets are $50 a person. There is a limit of 128 guests. The committee members are Sue Roessler, Connie Hinsdale, Rosi Desantis Green, Laura Wanker, Marlene Wellin, Ron Thompson, Howard Hinsdale, Beth Davisson, Randy Stockdale and Laura Anderson. The event honors Denny, who died April 23, 2014, and her idea to have a ball to benefit ASAP. Her friends remember Denny as someone who cherished her community, her friends and her family. And someone who would lend a hand whenever and wherever needed.

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Friends honor a creative spirit by making her vision real about ASAP program that she wanted to do something to help the program. We were sitting at the wine bar and she looked across at the Wolf Building and said to me, ‘Wouldn’t that be a great place for a formal ball,’ ” Hinsdale recalled. Remembering Denny’s vision, they asked her family if it would be OK to have a ball in her honor and received their blessing. “It’s going to be a great event. She’d be happy that we actually went ahead and did it,” Hinsdale wrote on a friend’s Facebook page. The goal is to raise $43,000 for the program as well as honor Denny’s memory. “Our goal is to live up to the elegant, giving and creative spirit that we all knew and loved about Susan,” the flier says. 

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Burgeson said ASAP for middle school students provides academic support, tutoring, healthy food, and activities through the effort of staff and community volunteers.

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“We are seeking to expand our program in a variety of ways and are excited to see what the future holds for ASAP,” he said. Roessler loves how committee members are talking about how they will have more time to plan the event for 2016, and how it is just another example of how the Silverton comes together to support important programs. Roessler and Hinsdale believe Denny has a hand in the planning. All the details that she wanted will be part of the ball – fancy dresses, great food, lively music for dancing and the chandelier.

ASAP Silverton Director Josh Burgeson said it never ceases to amaze him how much the community embraces the program and continually provides support.

Most importantly, it will be a gathering of friends – people who either knew Denny or want to do something to support ASAP, Roessler said, as well as a fun evening for people to attend dressed up or dressed causal.

The Under the Chandelier Ball is an important fundraiser for ASAP, Burgeson said, “not only for the fact that we are trying to gain long-term funding ­- instead of being funded on a year-to-year basis - and have specific aspects of our program that need financial support, but also raising awareness and notoriety for our program.”

“It feels like everything has fallen into place so easily and so quickly,” Roessler said. “She must be overseeing this party. I think Susan would love that her friends are meeting at the wine bar once a week to make her dream come true while meeting and developing deeper friendships on her behalf.”

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affording a durable see-through barrier. Upgraded surveillance provisions have been included in the overall renovation.

It’s an attractive facility-facelift for Mt. Angel Middle School in 2015, starting with the new school sign at the driveway entry on East Marquam Street.

The school now sports an attractive wolf mascot-logo on the new regulation-size wood gymnasium floor. Well-renovated locker rooms also enhance the gym.

“The school has always been a great place to be and now it’s even better,” Principal Jennifer McCallum said. Improvements to the school have been completed, made possible by the voterapproved $10.4 million general obligation bond in November 2013. The bond will also cover ongoing projects at Kennedy High and St. Mary’s Public Elementary schools. The district-wide renovation will include several areas that have not seen improvement for 50 years. The upgrades address safety and security concerns, as well as more efficient use of existing square-footage. McCallum appreciates the renovations at the middle school. “New and updated classrooms offer improved learning spaces for students; the

“Throughout the planning process and the construction itself, the students, parents, staff and community were extremely patient and supportive. Thanks to the Mount Angel community for making our students and schools a priority,” McCallum said.

The middle school parking lot has been redesigned to provide a school bus lane for easy loading.

new student commons area offers students a place to socialize; moving the front office and adding fencing has increased security,” she said. The main office is now situated at an up-front vantage point, providing a good view of the school campus, including parking lot and school bus access lanes. The office approach also includes a wheelchair ramp.

The new student-commons area is in the former main office location and contains new wall-lockers. In the vicinity is a new conference room, copy room, staff/dining room and two refurbished classrooms. The landscaped courtyard has been retained, adjoining the cafeteria. There have been upgrades to the kitchen with efficiency in mind. Impressive, metal-craft security fencing has been added to the new campus,

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They are some of Silverton’s youngest business owners – a group of hardworking, motivated young adults who chose to go after their dreams and make something of their own instead becoming 9-5 employees. Each business owner has an interesting story. Here’s a glace at the young entrepreneurs and the path they chose to take.

Opening kg studio salon last September was not the original career plan for Kara Grace Cox, now 21. After caring for her younger sister, diagnosed with brain cancer at age 8, Kara chose to become a pediatric oncology nurse. A high school Health Occupation job shadow proved otherwise.

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“I fainted, cried and puked almost every rotation,” she said.

In 2008, Darleen, 27, and Ben Sichley, 28, went into partnership with her parents Alan and Barbara Mann at Abiqua Acres Dairy. They live steps from each other and share in the twice daily, 365 days a year milking of at least 90 300-pound Guernsey cows. Darleen is the fourth generation on the land – and they have two boys. “I didn’t actually think I would end up here,” she said. “After high school I worked at a coffee shop and some other jobs in town; it made me realize that this is where I want to be.” “It was a little scary,” Ben Sichley said. “Right when we got into it, the milk prices went down pretty low and the first year we were losing money every day. We had the hay paid for; that’s what saved us. “As farmers we have no control over our price and once it leaves our farm it’s up to them to market it; the pricing comes from federal order and trickles down to us,” Darleen said. “The price you see in the store has nothing to do with the dairy farmer unless you’re marketing your own.” They enjoy working as a family, being home with the boys and having lunch together every day with the folks. “...and we love the cows and meeting other farmers,” Darleen said. “When you’re passionate about something, you’re not really working.” Future plans include revamping outdated facilities; chances are good they’ll switch to robotic milking.

“The girls I worked with at Blondie’s encouraged me to try doing hair. It was a leap of faith in itself but as soon as I got my hands in hair I ended up absolutely loving it. I always thought it sounded artsy fartsy to have a vision of something before it happens.” She started her business thanks to the internet and a lot of prayer. “It was nerve wracking and kind of scary. I saw people with businesses crippled by making decisions ... then I realized that if you made a wrong decision, everything’s going to be fine.” She knows some people like the hustle and bustle of a salon, but she wants her place to feel like home – “just me and you. I have a lot of friends that get bonuses, sick days, vacations, insurance. I constantly have to look toward the future and I like to work hard. I have friends who have no idea what they want to do in the next few years. I’m like, ‘What do you mean?’ I have a Plan A, B and C. “I still have a restlessness and I don’t know why. I am thankful for the salon and the awesome clientele I have but I just feel like there’s something else. One idea is a day spa for kids with cancer.”

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Ben Rash, 32, and Ryan Gengler, 33, opened Mount Angel’s Bierhaus in 2010; Silverton’s Gallon House Pub in 2013 and just purchased the landmark White Horse Tavern in Molalla. By the

time White Horse opens, they’ll have nearly 40 employees. “It just kind of shows what hard work really does,” Rash said. “You can’t think about failure; you’ve got to get that out of your mind. We just took a leap of faith.” And did it debt free. “We did all the work ourselves; our wives had blisters on their hands from scraping tile on the floor.” They linked themselves with the community, netting Kennedy High School a new PA system for the football field, banners for the gym and golf team uniforms through their annual golf tournament. “Gallon House is a beer bar with really good food; a family oriented pub before 9 p.m.,” he said. “No one in town’s got 32 beers on tap.”


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It must be cataloged, packaged and securely stored until the gavel comes down and the case is closed. “We’ve outgrown our space so our evidence locker is pretty much busting at the seams,” Silverton Police Chief Jeff Fossholm said. “We get to the point where we’ve got to go through and check all those cases and get permission from the DA to dispose of the evidence.”

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“There are so many exceptions now; a medical marijuana patient who doesn’t have their card – that’s actually a case where we’d have to give it back to them by court order,” he added. “It’s to be determined how we come out of this.” When it’s time to purge the evidence locker, everything is put in specific-sized boxes and taken to the Waste-to-Energy Facility in Brooks. Unlike bulk garbage, the boxes are sent up a conveyor belt and watched by camera until they enter the

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Evidence isn’t limited to guns and drugs. “If you have a hit and run and the front bumper and license plate are left at the scene; if you’re cutting up flooring or carpet, that’s evidence,” Fossholm said. “We’ve been lucky lately; one nearby precinct is having to hold onto a whole king size bed. That’s the challenge of police work; all the evidence collecting.”

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Silver Falls YMCA swim team practice 3:30 - 4:45 p.m. Monday-Friday at Silverton Pool, 601 Miller St.. Tryouts daily, 3:15 p.m. Fees $35 - 55 a month. Lessons March 2 - 18. PERS classes $5 a lesson, Progressive lessons $6 each. Fees for nonmembers vary. Register now for Micro Soccer (3 - 4 ), middle school track, Spring Break camp, spring volleyball. Visit or call 503-873-6456.

Weekly Activities Alcoholic Anonymous Meetings

Noon – 1 p.m. Monday - Saturday. St. Edward’s Episcopal , 211 W. Center St., Silverton. 8 p.m. Monday, Thursday, Saturday. Scotts Mills Community Center, 298 Fourth St. David, 503-383-8327

Serenity Al-Anon Meetings

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

Mount Angel Library Activities

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

Silverton Business Group

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

Storytimes at Silver Falls Library

410 S. Water St., Silverton. Chickadees, age 3-4, 12:30 –1:15 p.m. Wednesdays. Baby Birds, age 0-3, 11 – 11:30 a.m. Thursdays; also Fridays. Duplo Day, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. all ages Fridays. Caregiver must attend. 503-873-7633

SilverChips Woodcarving Sessions 1 – 4 p.m. Wednesdays. Silverton Arts Assoc. All levels. $2/week. 503-873-2480

Silverton Gordon House Tours

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

Silverton Overeaters Anonymous

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

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Weekly Meditation Group

Actors/Improv Group

7 - 8:30 p.m., Silver Falls Library, 410 S Water St., Silverton. Improvisational games. No experience required. Open to adults, high school students. Repeats March 18. Ron, 503-873-8796

9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Silverton Elks Lodge, 300 High St. Free admission. Spaces $15. Benefits Elks Drug Awareness Program. Dennis, 503-569-0148; Guy, 503-798-1953

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11 a.m . - 4 p.m., Seven Brides Brewing, 990 N First St., Silverton. Promotes local food, healthy diets. Connect with farmers, vendors, nutrition experts. Demonstrations, children’s activities. Free. 541-264-0081

7 – 8:30 p.m. Thursdays. Borland Gallery, 303 Coolidge St., Silverton. People of all spiritual traditions wekcome to guided meditation and shared dialog. Free. Newcomers arrive 20 minutes early. 971-218-6641 7:30 a.m. Fridays. Seventh Day Adventist Church, 1159 Oak St. Ann, 503-910-3668

Sunday, March 1 Silverton Poetry Finale

1:30 - 3:30 p.m., Mount Angel Abbey Library, 1 Abbey Dr., St. Benedict. Silverton Poetry Festival features poets Jay Ponteri, Sophia Mautz, Mike Shuler, Brigitte Goetze. Refreshments by Ruth Hudgens, SPA Feast of Poets food artist. 503-873-2480,

Monday, March 2 Eighth Grade Curriculum Night

5:30 p.m., for Mark Twain students. Silverton High, 1456 Pine St. Mandatory for incoming freshmen and their parents. 6:30 p.m. for those from rural schools. Forecasting sheets turned in. Counselors, staff on hand. Student-led tours. 503-873-6331

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7 p.m. 421 S. Water St. 503-873-5321

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7 p.m., Mount Angel Library, 290 E. Charles

Tuesday, March 3 Bible Study

Silverton Scribes

7 - 8:30 p.m., Silver Falls Library, 410 S. Water St., Silverton. Informal group to share, critique writing projects. March 19. 503-873-8796

Scotts Mills City Council

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

Friday, March 6 YMCA Open Gym, Swim

10 - 1 p.m., Silverton Community Center, 421 S. Water St. No school means open gym at the Y. Open swim 1- 3 p.m. Ages 5 and older. $5 for Y members; $10 nonmembers. Register by 7 p.m. March 5. Repeats March 9 with registration by 9 a.m. day of. 503-873-6456;

Artist Reception, Display

6 - 8 p.m., Borland Gallery, 303 Coolidge St., Silverton. Meet classically-trained artists Ulan Moore, Helen Bouchard, Brian Sheridan. The art show can be viewed noon - 4 p.m. Saturday and Sundays through March 29. Free. Open to public. Jan, 503-363-9310

First Friday in Silverton

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

9:30 - 11 a.m., Shalom Prayer Center, 840 S Main St., Mount Angel. Introduction to reading, hearing the words of the Bible. Tuesdays in March. $5. 503-845-6773

Silverton Garden Club

7 p.m., Silver Creek Fellowship, 822 NE Industrial Way, Silverton. Patti Harris of Garden Thyme Nursery: DroughtTolerant Shrubs. Free. All welcome. 503-873-0159

Wednesday, March 4 Interdenominational Lenten Breakfast

7:30 a.m., Marquam United Methodist Church, 36975 S Highway 213, Mount Angel. Breakfast, speaker. Today: Pastor Tom Truby, Clarkes United Methodist; March 11: Pastor Lea Stolte Doerfler, Silverton Immanuel Lutheran; March 18: Karen Shimer, Canby United Methodist; March 25: Father Ted Prentice, St. James Catholic Church; April 1: Pastor Rand Sargent, Marquam United. Free; donations accepted. 503-829-5061

Saturday, March 7 Free Tax Aide

10:30 - 3:30 p.m., Silver Falls Library, 410 S Water St., Silverton. Sponsored by AARP. Walk-in service only; no appointments. Every Saturday through April 11. 503-873-8796

Walk With a Doc

9 a.m., Silverton Hospital, 342 Fairview St. Silverton Health physicians lead 30-minute walk. Free pedometer, blood pressure check. Free; open to public. Jessica, 971-983-5319

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Learn to Budget SACA Class

9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Silverton Area Community Aid, 421 S. Water St. Learn to budget, pay off credit cards, save money. Lunch provided. Register: 503-873-3446

Bunko Fundraiser

7 p.m., Silverton Elks Lodge, 300 High St. Bunko night. Adults 21 and older. Tickets, $15, must be purchased in advance. Kathy, 503-873-7037, or Bridget, 503-873-8126. Sponsored by Silverton Zenith Woman’s Club. Benefits community projects.

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Scotts Mills Ham Dinner 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m., Scotts Mills Grange, 265 Fourth St. 20th annual Scotts Mills Grange ham dinner. Drawings for barn quilt, wine basket, quilted pillow. Adults $8, children under 10 $4, children under 4 free. Drawing tickets $1 each or 6/$5. Niki, 503-873-5059; Paula, 503-874-9575

Senior Center Meet & Greet Potluck

1 - 3 p.m., Silverton Senior Center, 115 Westfield St. Meet the candidates running for open board positions for Silverton Senior Center. Potluck. 503-873-3093

Monday, March 9 Mount Angel School District

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

Tuesday, March 10 Ancestry Detectives

10 a.m. – noon., Silver Falls Library, 410 S. Water St. “Using a graphologist to help in your research” with guest speaker, graphologist Joyce Brizendine. Open to all. Free. Donna, 503-209-3183;

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3:30 - 5 p.m., Silver Falls Library, 410 S Water St., Silverton. Free. Ages 5 - 10. Caregiver must attend. Also March 24. 503873-7633

Wednesday, March 11 Year of Consecrated Life

6:30 p.m., Mount Angel Abbey, One Abbey Dr. Four-month film series continues with Of Gods and Men. Continues at 2 p.m. March 28 with Dialogues des Carmelites Free, open to public. 503-845-3303

Thursday, March 12 Singles Dine Out Club

6 p.m., Happy Jings, 703 McClaine St., Silverton. For singles 40+ and seniors 60+. Order off menu, dutch treat. 503-873-3093

Hawaiian Luau

6 p.m., Silverton Senior Center, 115 Westfield St. Hawaiian luau prepared, served by culinary arts students from Silverton High. Tickets $10. Proceeds benefit senior center. Entertainment by Silverton Ukulele Network. 503-769-3093

SACA Cooking Class

6 p.m., Silverton Area Community Aid, 421 S Water St. Learn to cook with the ingredients in your kitchen. Free. Register: 503-873-3446

Silverton Zenith Woman’s Club 7 p.m., location varies. Members discuss ways to fund, implement projects to benefit Silverton community. Call Barbara for information, meeting place. 801-414-3875.

Tip Toeing in the Tulips

Noon, St. Paul Catholic Church, 1410 Pine St. Silverton. Karen Bever of Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm speaks on Tulip Fest, tulip care. Speaker Audi Buerger, 30-year veteran national speaker humorist. $6.50. Presented by The Mount Angel - Silverton Women’s Connection; Stonecroft Ministries. Reservations necessary, call Cathy, 503-9992291. Free childcare, Rebecca, 503-873-9321

Cello Bop

7 p.m., Silver Falls Library, 410 S Water St., Silverton. Composer, electric cellist Gideon Freudmann performs a mix of classical, modern, jazz, blues. Free. 503-873-8796

Friday, March 13 Chamber Forum Lunch

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

Monday, March 16 Travel Fair

11 0a.m. - 1 p.m., Home Place, 1080 N First St., Silverton. Learn about travel with Silverton Senior Center. No age restrictions. Pizza provided. 503-873-3093

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Saturday, March 14 Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast

8:30 a.m., The Oregon Garden, 879 W Main St., Silverton. Kiwanis Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast with keynote speaker Lewis & Clark College Chaplain HD Weddel, former chaplain for Linfield and Oregon State football. Tickets, $16, available at O’Brien’s, Citizens Bank, Edward Jones Investments, Silverton Chamber of Commerce, Kiwanis Club member. Tim, 503-873-2454

In Stitches at Silver Falls Library

10 a.m. – noon, Silver Falls Library, 410 S. Water St., Silverton. Crochet, knit, share ideas. Free. Spring, 503-873-8796

Silverton Seedy Saturday

10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Silverton Grange Hall, 201 Division St. Swap garden seeds, demonstrations, nutritionist, kids’ activities, more. Master Gardeners on hand to answer questions. Free; open to public. info@

Senior Resource Fair

1 - 3 p.m., Silverton Senior Center, 115 Westfield St. Free resource fair for making informed choices for healthy aging. Information, educational sessions, freebies, door prizes. Sponsored by Senior Center, NWSDS. 503-873-3093

Fr. Bernard Center Auction

5:05 p.m., Festhalle, 500 S. Wilco Hwy., Mount Angel. Dinner, silent and oral auction, drawing and door prizes. Tickets $30 for one; $25 each for two or more. 503-845-4097,

Sunday, March 15 Silver Falls Film Society

6:30 p.m. Silverton Grange, 201 Division St., Silverton. Monthly movie screening. Free. 310-874-9011

4:30 p.m., Silverton High, 1456 Pine St. Silverton High baseball.

Tuesday, March 17 St. Patrick’s Day Caregivers Support Group

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

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4:30 p.m., Silverton High, 1456 Pine St.

Silver Falls Library Book Club

7 - 8:30 p.m., Silver Falls Library, 410 S. Water St., Silverton. This month’s selection is “Unbroken: A WWII Story of Survival, Resilience and Redemption” by Laura Hillenbrand. Refreshments. Visitors welcome. Spring, 503-897-8796

Thursday, March 19 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. All welcome. 503-874-4901

Friday, March 20 Silverton Health Book Sale, Gift Fair 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Silverton Hospital, 342 Fairview St. Benefits auxiliary.

Saturday, March 21 Humor in the Spiritual Life Book Talk

9:30 a.m. - noon, Shalom Prayer Center, 840 S Main St., Mount Angel. Tim Nelson and Linda Jensen lead discussion on Between Heaven & Mirth: Why Joy, Humor & Laughter are at the Heart of the Spiritual Life. Free. Open to public. 503-845-6773

Taizé Prayer

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

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Friday, March 27 Willamette Wine & Jazz Fest Weekend

6-8 p.m., Special small plate food and wine pairings at Silverton restaurants, jazz performances. 8 p.m. Devin Phillips Straight Ahead New Orleans Jazz bans. Silverton Elks Lodge, 300 High St. Concertonly $10. Tickets at the door. All-festival wristband $25 includes Friday event and Saturday wine tasting , glass, 5 script, and jazz performances at The Oregon Garden, $15 for minors and designated drivers. Tickets in advance at Information on all wine and jazz activities, www.willamettevalleywineandjazz. com. Sponsored by Silverton Wine & Jazz committee, Silverton Chamber of Commerce, The Oregon Garden.

Saturday, March 28 Cooking Class

10 a.m., Silverton Senior Center, 115 Westfield St. Learn to cook for one, two people. Features spring salads by Lonna Boucher. Bring containers to take home samples. Free. Seniors 60 and older. Register: 503-873-3093. Class size limited.

Willamette Wine & Jazz Fest

11 a.m - 2 p.m. Jazz brunch at locations throughout Silverton. Also Silverton Passport discounts in shops for ticket holders. 2 - 9 p.m., The Oregon Garden, 879 W Main St., Silverton. Three jazz concert sand wine tasting from 10 East Valley wineries. Concerts: 2 p.m. Tony Pacini Trio; 4:30 p.m. Greta Matassa Quartet; 7 p.m. Mark Simon Quintet. Tickets $25 or $15 for minors and designated drivers. Tickets good for admission and discounts all weekend at festival event. Food and snack available for purchase. Tickets at For information on all wine and jazz activities, visit www.

Sunday, March 29 Pancake Breakfast

7 a.m. - noon, Scotts Mill Community Center, 298 Fourth St. $5.

Organ Recital

9:30 a.m., First Christian Church, 402 N First St., Silverto. Gil Wittman performs pieces from JS Bach and Peer Gynt Suite by Edward Grieg. Free. 503-873-6620

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In The Garden

Fresh starts By Melissa Wagoner Silverton resident Heather DesmarteauFast is passionate about gardening. “Gardening is my life. It’s part of my past and my present. It’s therapeutic,” Desmarteau-Fast said. She’s bringing that passion to life for others with the advent of her new venture Stamen and Pistil Urban Garden Center. “I’ve always had a desire to have my own place but I didn’t really know what that would look like,” Desmarteau-Fast said. “But I enjoy growing plants and I enjoy working with the public.” With Stamen and Pistil, Desmarteau-

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Power of Produce By Melissa Wagoner

Getting kids to eat their fruits and vegetables is important to Jacquie Curtis, co-manager of the Silverton Farmer’s Market. To help children acquire a taste for apricots to zucchini, Curtis is implementing a program to do just that. It’s called the Power of Produce Club, the POP Club for short. “It was something started by the market manager in Oregon City in May 2011,” Curtis said. “Now it’s spread across the US and is in Canada as well.” Focusing on children 5 to 11 years old, the POP program gives them the chance to visit the market each week and try new vegetables for free. Beginning at the first Silverton Farmer’s Market on May 9, children will be able to sign up for a Passport to Health and receive a reusable shopping bag. Then, each week thereafter, they can come back to the market and receive two dollars in tokens to spend with produce vendors. “They can shop for fruits and vegetables and food

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plants. Our vendors will have areas set aside for the POP Program,” Curtis explained. “In Oregon City they found that 72 percent tried new vegetables and 70 percent requested that produce at home.” Curtis, a nurse and mother to two daughters, is passionate about healthy food. “I see firsthand the effect it has on health. Childhood is the place to start that,” Curtis said. To get the program up and running, Curtis and fellow manager Stacy Higby are looking for community support both in the form of donations and to help with children’s activities during this summer’s market season. “Because we’re incorporated, we work on a shoestring budget. So what we need from the community is support, if they are able to recognize the advantage,” Curtis said. “It gets families out together doing something positive.” For more information or to get involved email Silverton

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Silverton $575,000 New Carpet & Interior Paint Complated 11/14, 4Bd, 3.5 Ba.Prvt 23AC’s w/marketable 40yr Timber! MLS#681442 • Rosie Wilgus • 503-409-8779 $555,000 Marion Berry Farm! Income Producing 17.43AC,Lg Brn,Grt for Crops,View of Valley,3bd,3ba,Sng Stry,Edge of Silverton. MLS#681326 • Joe Giegerich • 503-931-7824 $549,900 Overlooking Your Own Creek!4/2.5,3600+sqft,Huge Rms with Oak & Fir Flrs,Riding Trls,Gated Entry,Views from Each Window,Spa Bathroom! MLS#684555 • Valerie Boen • 503-871-1667 $449,900 12.82AC Steal w/500ft Silver Crk Frontage!Good Soils for AG.Mostly Level,Great Home! MLS#682998 • Joe Giegerich • 503-931-7824 $399,900 Cntry Living 4 Bd 2 Ba nr Twn on 8.78AC,Charming sm Farm w/Valley Views,Ideal Dual Lvng,Cvrd Prch. MLS#681445 • Joe Giegerich • 503-931-7824 $369,900 Wonderful Mstr Suite w/FP, 3 Living Areas, Huge Bdrms, 3Car Garage, Rm for Everything! MLS#681896 • Valerie Boen • 503-871-1667 $342,500 Over 4Ac w/Great View, 2 Masters,Open Plan, Daylight Bsmnt, 2 Farm Bldgs,New Paint. MLS#679819 • Ginni Stensland • 503-510-4652 $325,000 New Construct,HrdWd Flr, Granite, View of Abbey, Low Trfc Nbrhd, 2 Cr Grg. MLS#683467 • Ginni Stensland • 503-510-4652 $269,900 Wonderful 3/2 on an Acre and a half!New Carpet,Vinyl,& Paint.Amazing pastoral views from both decks!Inc Shop & Shed. MLS#685836 • Joe Giegerich • 503-931-7824 $259,000 Well Kept Craftsman w/All the Upgrades!Oak Flrs,High Ceilings,Covrd Porch & More! MLS#679826 • Joe Giegerich • 503-931-7824

$242,500 Qlty 4Bdrm Located at End of Culde-sac Feels Like It’s In the Country! Nice Opn Flr Plan, Utility Upstairs, Fncd BkYd. MLS#677492 • Donna Paradis • 503-851-0998 $209,900 Beautiful 2nd Stry Condo Overlooking Silver Creek!Many Upgrades to Incl Dk w/Lg Space. MLS#671383 • Donna Rash • 503-871-0490 $195,000 Lg 1/2Ac Crnr Lot, Ideal3Bdrm Starter Hm w/EZ Walk to Schools or Shoping, Deck with a View. MLS#676902 • Joe Giegerich • 503-931-7824 $164,000 Great Starter Home or Rental! Nicely Renovated, SS Appl, Bamboo Flrs, Fncd BkYd. MLS#675420 • Joe Giegerich • 503-931-7824

Mt. AnGel $339,000 Xlnt Neighborhd nr Schools, Classic Craftsman w/Orig Details - Blt-in Cbnt, Wd Flrs Has Full Fnshed Bsmt. MLS#668826 • Joe Giegerich • 503-931-7824 $249,900 Lg Dk off Great Rm for Your Summer Fun!Peaceful Sng Stry, Open Plan w/ Gas Fp & Tile in Master Ba. MLS#685145 • Robin Kuhn • 503-930-1896 $215,000 Perfect Open Plan for 3/2 single Stry in Mt.Angel.Vaulted Ceil,French Drs, and More! MLS#685753 • Valerie Boen • 503-871-1667 $209,900 Quiet & Charming Mt.Angel Beauty!Gas,Stnlss Stl,Cedar Fenc,Lg Yard & Master. MLS#680290 • Joe Giegerich • 503-931-7824

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otHer AreAS $990,000 Excellent 176 AC Income Producing w/Quality Soils for many crops. Centrally loacted! Many Bonus Features; Shop, Creek, Bridge, etc. MLS#686078 • Joe Giegerich • 503-931-7824 $510,000 Xlnt Income Producing 20Ac Farm, 8Ac Ennis Hazelnut Orchard-$30K Annu Inc, 2 Well Maintained Homes-Dual Living or Rentals. MLS#673308 • Joe Giegerich • 503-931-7824 $469,000 Your Dream Log Home is Ready to Move In!All Custom Build on over 20 Acres! Must see to believe the beauty. MLS#685851 • Donna Paradis • 503-851-0998 $248,000 Fishermans Paradise! 3/2 in Gated Community nr Boat Ramp, Wooded Setting. MLS#679707 • Joe Giegerich • 503-931-7824 $199,900 Stayton, Renovated w/Qlty & Style Single Lvl 3Bd, Lg Crnr Yd, EZ Walk to Schools, Zoned Commercial/Residential. MLS#676880 • Joe Giegerich • 503-931-7824

SCottS MillS $339,900 Qlty Single Lvl 3/2 on Lg Lot, Set in the Trees Enjoy the Lg Cvrd Deck, Beautiful Interior Details. MLS#678127 • Joe Giegerich • 503-931-7824

$142,500 Move In Ready! Perfect Starter,Rental,or Dwnsize Home in Salem! Nice & Clean w/ Neighborhood tomatch. MLS#684813 • Jackie Zurbrugg • 503-932-5833

INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES $265,000 Dunmire Auto Service, Qlty Reputation, Loyal Customers, Ideal Dwntwn Location. MLS#678299 • Joe Giegerich • 503-931-7824

lAnD & lotS $265,000 71Ac w/Xmas Trees & Young Reprod Timber, Rd Sys, Spring Water. MLS#676944 • Joe Giegerich • 503-931-7824

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$189,500 Amazing Price for this 4.5 Acre, Dividable Lnd w/ Water Frontage!Several Level Building Sites. MLS#682805 • Ginni Stensland • 503-510-4652

$75,000 Corner lot in popular development. View towards Mt Angel Abbey, Over 8000 sf! MLS#683305 • Ginni Stensland • 503-510-4652

$175,000 .61Ac Blding Site on Abiqua Crk, Septic Apprvd, Easy Crk Access. MLS#668351 • Joe Giegerich • 503-931-7824 $147,000 2.64Ac Prvt Wooded Site, nr Recreation. MLS#677089 • Donna Paradis • 503-871-0998 $125,000 2 Acres w/ Opportunity to Build Your Dream Home on!Right Price for Beauty that Includes Creek. MLS#681152 • Ginni Stensland • 503-510-4652 $120,000 A Fisherman’s Dream! 2 Acres that Includes Silver Creek and Canyon Views! MLS#681153 • Ginni Stensland • 503-510-4652

$72,000 Popular neighborhood on the east side of Silverton. Surrounded by newer homes and has a view of the Abbey in Mt Angel. MLS#683304 • Ginni Stensland • 503-510-4652 $62,900 Large Private Lot in Covetted Area of Mt. Angel. MLS#683760 • Robin Kuhn • 503-930-1896 $59,900 Level Lot Close to DwnTwn, City Service Avail. MLS#678632 • Marty Schrock • 503-559-9443 $34,700 Lot borders 2 access street, in quiet, well maintained park. MLS#681710 • Ginni Stensland • 503-510-4652

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NEWS PROGRAMS & EVENTS • MARCH 2015 Events Singles Dine Out

6 p.m. Thursday, March 12. Happy Jings Chinese Restaurant. Meet and eat with other mature adults. Order off the menu – Dutch treat!

Hawaiian Luau Dinner

6 p.m. Thursday, March 12. Prepared and served by Culinary Arts Students from Silverton High School as a FUN fundraising event for the Senior Center. 115 Westfield St. Dinner at 6 p.m., Entertainment by Silverton Ukulele Network at 6:30 p.m. Dessert at 7:00 p.m. Everyone is Invited! Tickets are only $10!

Sharing the Caring

1 p.m. Friday, March 13. A FREE Resource Fair for the community. Silverton Senior Center and NWSDS partner together to provide resource for making more informed choices for healthy aging. Representatives from a variety of areas with lots of resources and information to share... plus educational sessions, freebies and door prizes!

1 p.m. Wednesday, March 18. FREE coffee hour for ALL Veterans.

Amity Daffodil Festival Day Trip

9 a.m. Saturday, March 21. Open to all garden lovers! Only $15 – does not include lunch. $10 lunch available or bring your own. Next we’ll travel to the Lawrence Gallery to see the Salvador Dalî exhibit.

Health & Exercise 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 3. Provided by Silverton Health. FREE for Seniors 60+!

Felting Fun

2 p.m. Wednesday, March 18. Provided by Right at Home. FREE for Seniors 60+!

1 p.m. Every Monday in March, (starts March 2). Learn the basics of felting. FREE for Seniors 60+!

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9:30 a.m. Mon/Wed; 10 a.m. Fri. $3 for Members & $4 for non-members.

2 p.m. Every Tuesday in March (starts March 3). $20 for 4 weeks.

Yoga 9:30 a.m. Mon/Wed/Fri,

10 a.m. Wednesdays. FREE for knitters 60+! Crocheters welcome too!

$8 member, $10 nonmember.

Zumba Gold 8 a.m. Tues/Thurs. $5 member; $6 nonmember. Tai Chi 9 a.m. & 5 p.m.

Tues/Thurs. $3 member; $4 nonmember.

Arthritis Exercise Class

1 p.m. Tues/Thurs. Class now sponsored by Arthritis Foundation. FREE!

Massage 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Tuesdays. By appointment: $.50 min. (5-minute minimum). Bill Clubb Massage LC# 14929.

Silverton Hospital Foot Clinic By appointment

Battle Buddies Coffee Hour

FREE Blood Pressure Checks

Fall Prevention Class

Tuesdays and every other Wednesday. 503-873-1784.

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Crafty Wednesdays

2 p.m. Wednesdays. Bring a craft project to share or ideas of projects to do. FREE for Seniors 60+.

Cards & Games Bingo 1 p.m. Wednesdays.

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Social Gaming 12:30 p.m. Mondays.

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Classes & Workshops

Johngg and Word Games – Call for info. FREE for Seniors 60+.

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2 p.m. Wednesday, March 11. FREE for Seniors 60+!

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10 a.m. Saturday, March 28. Cooking class and demo featuring spring salads by Lonna Boucher. Bring your own containers for taking samples home. Please register ahead of time by calling 503-873-3093. Class size is limited! FREE for Seniors 60+.

Board Meeting

1 p.m. Monday, March 2. Public age 60+ invited!

Sports & Recreation

Foxes take hoop title The Silverton High boys basketball team has won the Mid-Willamette Conference championship. The Foxes took a hard-fought 57-54 overtime win Feb. 20 at Central High School to improve to 11-1 in league play, three games in front with just two games to play. It was the second overtime win of the season for the Foxes against the Panthers. Silverton is 16-4 overall and ranked No. 4 by the OSAA. The Foxes will play a home playoff game March 6 against a team to be determined. A win there would put Silverton into the Class 5A state tournament at Gill Coliseum in Corvallis. The Foxes started league play 9-0 and were on a 12-0 overall run when they took their first league loss, a 55-49 defeat Feb. 13 at Corvallis. Since then, Silverton has defeated South Albany and Central to nail down the outright title. “How the season ends will depend on our improvement down the stretch, as well as maintaining our focus on today, rather than looking ahead,” Foxes Coach Steve Roth told Our Town. Girls hoops: The Silverton Lady Foxes are on the verge of its first league championship since 2008. The Lady Foxes handed Corvallis its first league loss in a hard-fought 27-23 win Feb. 13 on the Spartans’ home floor and – barring an upset this week – the two teams will tie for the Mid-Willamette title. “It was a very physical and hard-fought

game,” Foxes second-year Coach Tal Wold told Our Town. “It had a bit of a playoff feel to it, baskets were hard to come by and the refs let us play. I was really proud of the girls and how they kept their poise.” Alia Parsons led the way for Silverton with 17 points and seven rebounds. “She came to play on both ends,” said Wold, who also praised Brooke McCarty and Haley Smisek for their defensive work on Corvallis point guard Hannah Creswick. “It was a nice win, but there is a lot more that this team wants to accomplish,” Wold said. Silverton was 15-7 overall and 11-1 in league heading into the final week of the season. The sixth-ranked Foxes almost assuredly will host a playoff game March 7, and a win there would put them in the Class 5A state tournament in Corvalls. Kennedy, meanwhile takes its 20-6 overall record and No. 2 state ranking into a Saturday, Feb. 28, 12:30 p.m.

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Boys first in league, girls tied for first home playoff game with Gold Beach. The Trojans, who finished second behind Western Mennonite in the tough TriRiver Conference, will advance to the Class 2A state tournament in Pendleton with a win vs. Gold Beach. Wrestling: Silverton took third at the Mid-Willamette district meet and are sending seven athletes to this weekend’s OSAA tournament in Portland. Austin Reed (126) and Cody Gubbels (220) won district championships for the Foxes, with Jacob Whitehead (second, 106), Boston Merrifield (third, 113), Braden Sinn (third, 160), Camryn Clokey (third, 285) and Valentin Garcia (fourth, 106) also advancing to the state meet. Adding valuable team points for Silverton were fifth-place finishers Chaz White (120), Nathan Butsch (132), Tabor Tarpley (138) and William McMahon (182) and sixth-place finishers Trevor Ayres (145), Ryan Wells (182), Dakota Daniels (195) and Zach Milstead (285). The Foxes finished with 296.5 team points, just 2.5 behind runner-up Lebanon. Dallas scored 455 to easily win the district title. “As a coaching staff we are extremely pleased with our performance,” Foxes assistant Coach Jesse Davis told Our Town. “There were a couple bumps in the road the took us out of the position to place second as a team. However, we are an extremely young and talented team. We look forward to going up to Portland to compete in the (state tournament).”

swimming championships. The boys team took fifth. Top finishers included the girls 400 free relay team of Charlotte Jones, Kiera Hagler, Hannah Brunkal and Lindsey Orr, which took third in 4:18.16 and the boys 200 medley relay squad of Adrian Krouze, Ross Mackinnon, Cole Hacket and Jaiden Davis (fourth, 1:56.03). The top individual finisher was Krouze, who took fourth in the 100 back in 1:02.37. Other individuals earning spots in the top six were Jason Orr (fifth, 200 IM, 2:29.57), Hacket (sixth in 100 fly 1:03.34 and 100 back 1:05.13), Davis (sixth, 100 free, 56.05 and Alli Ritchey (fifth, girls 100 breast, 1:27.32). College signing: Kennedy athlete Logan Sprauer has signed a letter-of-intent to participate in track and field at Southern Oregon University in Ashland. “They recruited her pretty hard and gave her a nice offer,” Trojans Coach Steve Ritchie told Our Town. “I think it is a good fit and she might go in as their No. 2 sprinter.”

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Rooted in Food Fair The third annual Rooted in Food Fair is 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 7 at Seven Brides Brewing. A free event, families from the Willamette Valley are invited meet local food producers, advocates and enthusiasts. The mission of Rooted in Food is to promote local food, healthy diets and a more connected community. The fair is designed to connect

• Howard Hinsdale’s Wine Cellars At 8 p.m. Devin Phillips and New Orleans Straight Ahead perform at the Silverton Elks Club. Admission is free to festival ticket holders, or $10 Friday concert tickets will be at the door. Saturday from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. is Jazz Brunch in Silverton and passport time. Participating restaurants include Creekside Grill, featuring Mark Simon at 11:30 a.m., Seven Brides Brewing, 3 Ten Water Restaurant, and The Gathering Spot. The pavillion at The Oregon Garden opens from 2 - 9 p.m. for jazz and wine tasting. Admission to the garden is free to festival ticket holders. Wineries include: 10 Cascade Foothills Wineries, Forest Edge Vineyard, Hanson Vineyards, King’s Raven Winery, Pheasant Run Winery, St. Josef’s Wine Cellar, Pudding River Wine Cellars, Piluso Vineyard & Winery, Wooden Shoe Winery, Christopher Bridge Cellars & Silver Falls Vineyards Saturday performers include: Tony Pacini Trio, 2 - 4 p.m.; Greta Matassa Quartet, 4:30 - 6:30 p.m., and Mark Simon Quintet, 7 - 9 p.m. Festival tickets are available at the Silverton Chamber of Commerce, Creekside Grill, Howard Hinsdale’s Wine Cellar, Seven Brides Brewery, and online the community with farms, CSA’s, healthy food vendors, nutrition experts, and others with a passion for local, healthy food. There will also be a demonstration area with programs ranging from local food documentaries to at-home brewing. Children’s activities will be provided by Community Roots Montessori along with face painting and an on-site T-shirt screen printer. Contact or 541-2640081 for information.

Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast March 14 The 2015 Kiwanis Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast begins at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, March 14 at The Oregon Garden Resort. The keynote speaker is HD Weddel, who was the chaplin for Linfield Football for 22 years, Oregon State Football for 10 years and will be the chaplin next year at Lewis & Clark College.  In addition, he was selected the Principal

of the Year for the state of Oregon in 2014 when he worked for the Bend LaPine School District before retiring. Silverton Mayor Rick Lewis will offer some brief remarks. Tickets are $16 each and can be purchased at O’Brien’s, Citizens Bank, Edward Jones Investments, the Silverton Chamber of Commerce office, and thru Kiwanis Club members. 

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Farmer vs farmer For almost 15 years, I traveled across the U.S. working to save family farms from foreclosure, from erosion, from sprawl. A number of things can take down a farm, but rarely did I ever find the threat coming from another farmer. Farmers are a club of survivors who understand and respect one another’s appreciation for land, place, history and hard work, and they work hard to help one another make it from one year to the next. That’s why I find the actions of the farmers who compose the East Valley Water District to be so sad. The EVWD is composed of farmers in and around the Mount Angel area. These farmers have been seeking alternative sources of water as they anticipate their own wells will one day be pumped dry, and they have their sites set on Drift Creek, a source that runs well outside the East Valley Water District. The EVWD’s plan would dam Drift Creek, (the only un-damned creek flowing into the Pudding River), flooding over 300 acres of farmland in the Victor Point area, and destroying steelhead and salmon populations. The captured water would then be pumped some 10 to

Water dispute threatens to destroy lives, livelihoods

20 miles to the Mount Angel area farmers. Unsurprisingly, land owners in Victor Point vigorously oppose this proposal and fought to keep valley farmers from coming onto their property to conduct field tests. Unfortunately, in mid-January, Marion Circuit Court Judge Claudia Burton ruled against the Victor Point farmers saying they had no grounds to prohibit the irrigation district’s entry to do field studies. In a press release the EVWD minimized the impact of the judge’s ruling on Victor Point farmers by saying it it be the same if they were just buying a car. “Just as a potential buyer is allowed to test drive and check the car before deciding whether or not to purchase it, the EVWD is allowed to conduct tests on the Victor Point land to determine if the site is feasible.” The problem with the EVWD’s analogy is that the Victor Point farmers are not interested in selling their farms, and have made that clear. But as current law stands, that does not matter. Judge Claudia Burton says she sees this issue as leading to a potential disaster. “As the law is currently written,” she said from the bench, “a water district in Medford could claim land on Mt. Hood.”

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There is a deep and dark history of farmers losing their land to water barons. Typically, though, that water is sent off to cities like Owen’s Valley’s sacrifice to the toilets, pools and lawns of Los Angeles, nearly 300 miles south. Typically, it’s not farmers preying on their own kind. I hope, as the East Valley Water District considers its options – which of course must include planting less water intensive crops – it will step back from a plan that will destroy the lives and livelihoods of the very people they represent. Naseem Rakha Silverton


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She urged the legislature to consider changing this law. Unfortunately, our House Representative, Vic Gilliam, as quoted does not see a need for the Legislature to get involved in this issue, which is ironic, given that almost a million dollars in public funds have already been given to the East Valley Water District for this project.


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Today, one of our precious elementary teachers came into the building visibly shaken and nearly in tears, because she was walking across the crosswalk (you know the one with the big white lines) in front of Eugene Field Elementary School. A car had stopped. Another car behind her, on their cell phone, tried zipping around the first car, and just missed our beloved teacher. Hundreds of people cross these highways by foot to get to our school. PLEASE BE AWARE OF THE SCHOOL. It’s an elementary school –

the white lines mean people are crossing the highway. Two days ago, an armoured (heavy vehicle) sprinted on past at about 35 miles an hour. I have done finger shaking…it is all I have, until I decided to send out this reminder. There are more than 600 students, staff and families that are in and out of the building daily. Just because our students are small, they cannot be counted as halves. They are our most precious members of our community. Please keep your eyes on the road, and remember crosswalkers have the right of way! Suellen Nida, RN


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This is a request for local authors and poets. White Oak will be opening in Silverton in late March. Our desire is create a meditative chant of local art and writers in our business. If you are a writer or poet. We would like to carry some of your written works. We will also, have a room available for meetings or lectures. Please call 503-399-9193 with questions or by email Thewhiteoakgallery@gmail. com Thank you!

Volunteer at Frank Lloyd Wright’s Gordon House in Silverton. You can guide tours, garden, or help with special public events, office work, or computer data entry for the museum library and collection.  Call503.874.6006 or sign up at volunteerrnow.  Pick a day, pick a job, have fun


GASPER’S CLEANING SOLUTIONS: Home, Business and Construction cleaning. Deed cleaning to prepare for sale, move in, or move out.  LicensedInsured Housekeeping.  Francis 503949-5040 or 503-873-6209  gaspars.   WOOD DOCTOR Furniture restoration. Revives / Restores Metal / Wood Antique Furniture, Family Heirlooms. Also Specializes in Custom Wood-Craft. FREE Estimates. James Scialabba: 971208-4348.   CINDY’S SALON & Boutique  Located at 204 Jersey St, SIlverton.  Call 503874-0709 or 503 884-4196 to set up an appointment.   FAMILY CLEANING SERVICE 10 years experience-Free estimates.  Excellent references.  Call 503 569-3316    7/15bl CONSTRUCTION DRAWINGS Residential, light commercial, new buildings, additions, remodeling. Reasonable rates. Michael Finkelstein Design, 503-873-8215. TFN CARPENTRY – If you need any repairs, remodeling, window and door replacement, new deck, repair, or custom cabinetry.  Call Keith Cobb (Mount Angel Carpenter) at 503-8459159, or 503-989-1167 or see us on the web at Licensed and Bonded. CCB# 175719 TINA’S LANDSCAPE MAINTENANCE Mowing – Edging - Bark Dusting – Fertilizing – Pruning - Thatching and Aerating  - On Going Maintenance and clean up – yard debris/ Hauling.  CBL# 9404    971-2161093

CASCADE CONCEALED CARRY INSTRUCTIONS INC. is teaching Oregon concealed hand gun classes on the 1st and multi state on the 3rd Saturday. Call for location. Visit our website at or Call 503-580-0753


WANTED: PROPERTY, LYONS/ GATES – Private, quiet, boonies, trees, water, possible fixer dwelling. Good cash down, short-term owner carry. Could process split? 720-641-9983.

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a Grin at the end

Common sense investments

During the past year, I’ve undertaken a study in alternative economics. I call it “The Use of Voluntary Taxation as a Means of Funding Higher Education.” In short, I bought lottery tickets in hopes of getting money to pay for my kids’ college education. The result: It didn’t work. Not only that but I found that the lottery is probably the worst “investment” anyone could make. In terms of return, it is right up there with setting dollar bills on fire or throwing them out the window as you drive down Highway 22. Here’s how I structured the experiment. Approximately every week, I went into the convenience store near where I work and I asked the clerk to sell me the winning ticket to either the Power Ball or Mega Millions lottery game. Every week, she would roll her eyes and tell me, “That’s what everybody says when they buy tickets.” Undeterred, I would wait until the day after the drawing, check the ticket and then throw it away. During the course of the year, I spent $62 on tickets and won a grand total of $4. That means I was out $58. I’d have been better off buying beer with that money. I’d have at least gotten something in return.

I’m not against lotteries. I’ve always considered them to be voluntary taxes. I don’t have to buy a ticket and give the state government money – I choose to. So do thousands of other Oregonians. I know that government will do a better job of spending that money than I would (cough-cough). At least the Oregon state government doesn’t buy lottery tickets with its revenue. The Oregon Lottery always has signs in the stores saying that its games are “not an investment” and are for “entertainment purposes only.” I agree with the first statement. Anyone, including me, would have to be an idiot to think playing the lottery would result in anything other than a hole in my wallet. As a form of entertainment, if losing your hard-earned money gives you a thrill, have fun. My wife and I have four kids. Two are out of college – thank goodness – and are on their own. One is a sophomore in college and one will start in the fall. My wife is also in graduate school. I probably know as much about the business end of colleges as anyone. I find some college business offices to be extraordinarily helpful, even suggesting ways to get more financial aid. Others have all the charm of drill

sergeants. They seem to enjoy the fact that parents are laying out the price of a new car every year to keep them in a job. Note to college administrators: If you want to cut the budget, start with the smug and unhelpful dead wood in your business offices. I believe in education. I believe there are enough ignoramuses in the world without me adding four more to the mix. Every day as I read the newspaper or listen to the news I am reminded of how little reporters and their editors know. I am reminded that political leaders continue to make the same mistakes year after year – and century after century. I am reminded that most people don’t know anything about science, history, logic, math, theology or English. It makes me worry about the direction civilization is headed. That’s why I believe in higher education. It’s a way to invest in my kids, and invest in the future. I am just smart enough to know not to try to pay for it through the lottery. Carl Sampson is a freelance writer and editor.

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COUNTRY Mike Bothum Broker, GRI 873-3545 ext. 326

Marcia Branstetter Broker, GRI 873-3545 ext. 318

Micha Christman Property Manager 873-1425

Raven Graham Broker 873-3545 ext. 315

Michael Schmidt Broker, GRI 873-3545 ext. 314

Meredith Wertz Broker, GRI 873-3545 ext. 324

Ryan Wertz Broker 873-3545 ext. 322


Chuck White Mason Branstetter Broker Principal Broker, GRI 873-3545IN ext. 325 873-3545 ext. CONSTRUCTION 303 TOWN NEW HOME








SILVERTON #T2181 1965 ONE LEVEL HOME $179,900

Fireplace in living room. Wood floors in bedrooms. New roof and gutter on home. Newer furnace and hot water heater. Studio in backyard. 2BR, 1.5BA 1234 sqft. Call Marcia at ext. 318 (WVMLS#686097)


HUBBARD #T2177 BARELAND WITH BREATHTAKING #T2176 GREAT FAMILY HOME $229,900 #T2179 HOME IN THE HEART OF TOWN IN TOWN N FOR LEASE/COMMERCIAL FOR RENT VIEWS $289,000 Views of Mt. Hood and Rancher on a dead-end street. Large $189,900 Lots of original character. Original COUNTRY/ACREAGE TOWN the Cascade mountain range. Good well 10,452 sqft lot. Near schools but, quiet STAYT KEIZER leaded glass windows with high ceilings, with well houseBARELAND/LOTS has been established to property with no drive by traffic. Covered original craftsman trim throughout. Finished LAN TOWN be shared with one neighboring company. patio and upgraded vinyl windows. Has separate building with electricity/French TOWN SILVERTON Ready for your dream home opportunity. original brickSTAYTON/SUBLIMITY fireplace.3BR, 2BA 1424 sqft. doors. Covered front & back porch. 3BR, AUMSVILLE/TURNER 2BA 1440 sqft. Call Mike at ext. 326 or Call Chuck at ext. 325 Call Michael at ext. 314 COUNTRY HUBBARD WOODBURNLAND/ACREAGE COMM Meredith at ext. 324 (WVMLS#685987)




NEW – #T2178 VERY WELL MAINTANED SINGLE WIDE 2BR, 1BA 720 sqft. Call Marcia at ext. 318 $5,500 (WVMLS#686062)



#T2172 WONDERFUL HOME IN DESIRED NEIGHBORHOOD 3BR, 2.5 BA 2308 sqft. Call Mike at ext. 326 or Meredith at ext. 324 $359,900 (WVMLS#684845)


#T2171 WONDERFULLY KEPT AND UPDATED 1950’S RANCHER 3BR, 2.5 BA 1706 sqft. Call Mike at ext. 326 or Meredith at ext. 324 $237,800 (WVMLS#684784)


SOLD – #T2167 WELL KEPT FLEETWOOD MH IN 55+ PARK! 3BR, 2BA 1152 sqft. Call Chuck at ext. 325 $31,900 (WVMLS#683573)



#T2175 1989 HOME IN PRIVATE LAKECOUNTRY/ACREAGE ES#T2120 READY TO BUILD YOUR DREAM TATE 4BR, 3BA 3537 sqft. 19.6 acres. Call HOME! 2.09 acres Call Mike at ext. 326 and Chuck at ext. 325 $679,000 (WVLMS#685076) Meredith at ext. 324 $114,999 (WVMLS#674595)

SOLD – #T2169 PERFECT RETAIL/LUMBER BARELAND SALES PARCEL w/ AREAGE! 2.76 acres, FOR LEASE/COMMERCIAL 6000 sqft. warehouse w/2100 sqft. retail. Bare lot can be sold separately, see also WVMBARELAND/LOTS LS#’s 684100 & 6841061. Call Mason at ext. 303 $695,000 (WVMLS#684096)

FOR RENT TOW TOWN COUNTRY KEIZER #T2174 1971 HOME ON A SMALL ACREAGE #T2054 DEVELOPERS TAKE NOTICE! STAYTON/SUBLIMITY SILVERTON 3BR, 1.5 BA 1080 sqft. 5.450 acres. Call 45.03 acres Call Michael at ext. 314 $750,000 W TOWN Chuck at ext. 325 $299,000 LAND/ACREAGE IN TOWN NEW HOME CONSTRUCTION HUBBARD #T2168 PERFECT RETAIL/LUMBER AUMSVILLE/ SALES #T2164 SILVERTON VIEW PROPERTY #T2042 LOT #88 IN SILVER CLIFF ESTATES COUNTRY/ACREAGE PARCEL 1.76 acres, 6000WOODBURN sqft. warehouse 4BR, 2BA 2021 sqft. Call Michael at ext. 314. .12 acre lot Call Chuck at ext. 325 $35,900 (WVLMS#685050)

$349,000 (WVMLS#682018)



w/ 2100 sqft. retail Call Mason at ext. 303 $559,000 (WVMLS#684100)


#T2157 FANTASTIC HOME WITH ALL THE #T2041 BEST VALUE IN THE NEIGHBOR#T2103 HIGH VISIBILITY/TRAFFIC COMFOR LEASE/COMMERCIAL STAYTON/SUBLIMITY EXTRAS! 3BR, 2.5BA 2834 sqft. 1.39 acres. HOOD! .20 acre lot Call Michael at ext. 314 MERCIAL PROPERTY 1.46 acres Call Mike Call Mike at ext. 326 or Meredith at ext. 324 $79,500 (WVMLS#660768) at ext. 326 or Meredith at ext. 324 $485,000 $527,800 (WVMLS#681183) BARELAND/LOTS






#T2156 RANCH STYLE HOME ON 85 COUNTRY/ACREAGE #T2154 HISTORICAL SILVERTON HOME ACRES! 3BR, 1.5BA 1311 sqft. 85.52 acres. PENDING – #T2173 2007 BUILT HOME IN COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL 4BR, 2BA 2792 sqft. Call Mike at ext. 326 or Call Chuck at ext. 325 or Marcia at ext. 318 IN TOWN NEW GREAT CONDITION 3BR, 2BA 1802 sqft. Call Meredith at ext. 324 $398,700 (WVMLS#680576) $549,900 (WVMLS#680896) COUNTRY/ACREAGE Michael at ext. 314 $269,000 (WVMLS#685084) FOR LEASE/COMMERCIAL Call Micha at 503-873-1425 #T2153 FANTASTIC POTENTIAL IN 13.4 ACRE FARM 4BR, 3BA 3201 sqft. Call Mike or see them on our website BARELAND/LOTS at ext. 326 or Meredith at ext. 324 $409,900 #T2165 LOT #62 IN SILVER CLIFF ESTATES STAYTON/SUBLIMITY (WVMLS#680213) #T2180 GREAT STARTER HOME 3BR, 2.5BA .12 Acre lot. Call Chuck at ext. 325 $33,500 1378 sqft. Call Mike at ext. 326 or Meredith at #T2144 1940’S CHARMER! 4BR, 2.5BA (WVMLS#682938) ext. 324 $178,700 (WVMLS#686093) 2010 sqft. Call Chuck at ext. 325. $269,900 COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL








FOR RENT TOWN KEIZER 3BR, 2BA 1909 sqft. Call Mike at ext. 326 or




BARELAND/LOTS Meredith at ext. 324 $269,900






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

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